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Comment on Peace President Obama dispatcher of drones killing innocents by Hal Duell.

There is a strong case to be made that at the recent G20 summit in China the US lost its preeminent position in Asia. How the US responds to this new world order now becomes of pressing importance to Australia.
Will they accept that their brief time as the world’s and Asia’s hegemon is over, or will they attempt to reassert their former transient position?
If the former, all well and good for us here in Oz. If the latter, and given that Canberra has historically been incapable of standing up for Australia in the face of demands from formerly the Brits and now the Yanks, then we in Alice are sitting on a very real and unacceptable risk.

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Megafauna museum: Locals outnumber tourists
Erwin, a minor point, but when these large birds were first discovered a few years ago, they were referred to in the local press as the Ducks of Doom. Much better than Big Bird.


Budget repair: Check out the cost of this load of rubbish
Thanks for the story, Erwin.
You’ve detailed a journey into the bureaucratic maze of “it’s not mine / I didn’t do it”.
Talk about kicking a can down the road!
I also like your suggestion that the NT government sack half its public servants and compel the remainder to do their jobs.
That’s another can ready to be kicked down the road.


Massive horse deaths now a risk to humans
Are you saying, Eugene’s mate, that the dead animals should be left as a community health hazard while CLC asks for someone’s permission to heap them up for burning or for burial?
Or perhaps that’s not CLC’s job or problem, but then it never is, is it?


Massive horse deaths now a risk to humans
In a drought, especially if twinned with poor land management, stock will die. That’s one thing.
Then there’s the dead carcasses to dispose of. That’s the next thing.
Heap them up to burn or bury. That’s a no-brainer.
The CLC is acting like a rabbit caught in the headlights.


All views about gallery location will be considered: Lauren Moss
From time to time political commentary throws up a new and apt phrase. The one I’m thinking of is “nothing burger”.
This whole art gallery shemozzle is looking more and more like a nothing burger.


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