The Burmese military junta recently moved the capital from Yangon/Rangoon to a new site deep in the interior of the country known as Naypyidaw. The junta has given a myriad of reasons for this move, however, according to some well-placed people I spoke to, the real reason is that they have discovered a great deal of uranium in the area. A foreign company had supposedly found the uranium and was planning to or had sought to remove quantities without the junta’s knowledge, however, they were discovered and sent packing. Furthermore, I was told that the recent Russia/China veto on a UN motion put forward relating to Burma/Myanmar was motivated by their desire to have access to uranium and that a number of Burmese students are now studying nuclear science in Moscow.

Currently being stitched together in Sydney is a massive 9,900 cubic meter David Hicks Hot Air Balloon! This floating symbol of freedom will have on it David Hicks as a boy, and a young man and the digitally aged picture of him in Guantanamo Bay. Soon to be drifting over marginal electorates.

The Industry Department has a brand new building in Canberra. It is not possible however to ring any departmental officer in the building on their mobile phone as the appropriate infrastructure was not installed.

Which State’s electoral commission used the same PR company that was questioned at the CCC enquiry in Perth last week in relation to the latest Brian Burke/ local government alleged corruption drama?

Peter Fray

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