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2. "Russia has unveiled the biggest rearmament program since the fall of the Soviet Union"
"China determined to rival US arsenal"
Labels: P.R.C., Russia
3. Those Herald pieces on the findings from a recent survey of Australian Catholic priests
This is an excerpt from the first comment published in the comments section of a CathNews item on the matter:
We are asked to find out our polititians' views on life issues before voting for them.
It seems that we should also be finding out our parish priests' views on these issues too.
4. "[N.S.W. Liberal-National] Coalition guarantees [Gay] Mardi Gras future"
It seems that Mr. O'Farrell has changed his tune from what he had to say at the time when, in October 2008, direct State funding for the Sodomites' Parade was publicly confirmed by Events NSW (direct and indirect Sydney City Council funding had been going on for the previous ten years, in the order of hundreds of thousands of dollars a year as of February 2009):
PREMIER Nathan Rees' decision to help fund Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardis Gras with taxpayer dollars shows he has his priorities wrong, Opposition Leader Barry O'Farrell claimed today.
"He's confusing the hell out of people across the state,'' Mr O'Farrell said.
"If Mr Rees wants to prioritise funding, some of the announcements he's made in recent days would be further down the list for most people of this city and this state, behind infrastructure and services.''
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5. Mr. Sheehan on, among other things, the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre