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Dateline: 10 May 2000 Early Edition
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Buffoonery -- Is This Proof?
I'm going to make a very bold and sweeping statement that, given a certain executive's propensity to sue, could even result in defamation action:

"Domainz doesn't even know what day of the week it is."

but I'm safe -- because the proof could be seen on the Domainz website at 6:30 am this morning (read it carefully).

I've also been reliably informed that Patrick O'Brien seems incapable of correctly addressing his email. It would appear that he recently "guessed" the domain name of a customer and the messages, which could have contained sensitive commercial information, ended up at entirely the wrong place.

Bufoonery? You decide -- although ultimately I suspect the matter will be resolved in a courtroom -- at Mr O'Brien's insistence no less. How embarrassing might that be I wonder?

The Australian INCIS?
Politicians and bureaucrats are a breed largely unaltered by geographical divides. The proof of this assertion can be found across the ditch in Australia where they appear to be having their own version of the INCIS blow-out.

Completely Off-Topic
Just a personal observation this morning -- the government has raised the price of cigarettes by $1 a pack and it's been suggested that the tobacco industry will equal this increase to bring the total price hike closer to $2 per pack.

I'm wondering if this will not drive an increasing number of nicotine-addicted low-income earners to take up dope instead?

While I'm all in favour of pricing tobacco off the market and taxing recreational drugs such as tobacco and alcohol rather than hard work -- I really think the government has (yet again) gone off half-cocked, without thinking through the possible ramifications and long-term effects of this move.

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