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That Sinking Feeling...

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Mel Anderson, socio-cultural terrorist extraordinaire. Affiliates with both lizards and darkness. Approach with caution.

That Sinking Feeling...

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Is it just me, or is there something so fundamentally wrong about the security measures the Coalition has taken in regards to the impending APEC Summit? Nevermind the five-kilometre fences, the screwy bus timetables and the police scuttling everywhere, I'm talking about the new "You're-Allowed-To-Shoot-Civilians" laws our loveable Prime Minister has put into place.

I was considering getting my angry lefty on, and protesting at the Summit, but quite frankly I don't trust the Howard government enough to put myself in a position where I am unarmed and unarmoured, and where they can quite legally gun me down just because I looked at some pantsy world leader funnily. And with bullets, not just water cannons. Presently I'm a useless unemployed university student, but egad, I'd be a fuckload lot more useless (and more permanently unemployed) if I managed to get myself into bullet-riddled corpse form.

There is something so very frightening, and... undemocratic, about that last paragraph. Maybe I'm getting carried away with my distrust and detestation of the Coalition government, but I really cannot help but think that we are finally witnessing what many have been predicting about this ridiculous War on Terror: the erratic convulsions of Free Speech's death rattle.

Fuck I hate politics.

Mel, Queen of Darkness and Lizards
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  • this just in:

    (Anonymous)
    ELEVEN crew from the ABC comedy show The Chaser have been charged and granted bail following their arrest in Sydney today over a fake motorcade.

    Julian Morrow and Chas Licciardello, two of the on-screen stars of the satirical TV program The Chaser's War on Everything, were among 11 detained by police.

    The fake motorcade had been staged as part of an APEC week stunt.

    The 10 men and one woman tonight were charged under newly legislated APEC laws with entering a restricted area without justification.

    The crew members were in the convoy which was reportedly ushered through two checkpoints in Sydney's APEC restricted security zone.

    The convoy was pulled over in Macquarie Street in a block adjacent to the InterContinental Hotel, where US President George W. Bush is a guest during the APEC summit.

    All 11 were granted bail to appear in the Downing Centre Local Court on October 4.

    Head of the APEC Investigation Squad, Detective Superintendent Ken McKay said The Chaser team was not entitled to any preferential treatment by police.

    "While it appears it was a prank, the current APEC security environment isn't the place to do it in," he said.

    "Who they are is irrelevant, they were charged like anyone else who breaks the law."

    In a statement police listed those charged as people ranging in age from 25 to 47 from Sydney addresses.

    It said they were arrested by APEC Investigation Squad detectives under laws that restrict anyone from entering declared zones during APEC.

    ( http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22375638-5005961,00.html)
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