George Blahusiak

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Significant research projects have included the design of a 300 mm f/0.5 camera, analysis of the structure of the labor force, an analysis of the orbit of Pluto, an analysis of tides on the gas giants in the our Solar System, an analysis of employment and unemployment, development of ultra-large scale computer memory, development of a 3D ray trace graphics package, an analysis of government expenditure efficiency, medical imaging, a brief study of cosmology, global warming, a large database package, a computer SORT package, a spread sheet package, solar energy, etc., etc..

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Location: Perth, Australia
Occupation: Scientific research, self
Expertise: research
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Journalism: Less than 1 year
Education: Post-graduate school
News: 90 minutes a day or more
Internet: 90 minutes a day or more
Languages: English-only
Age: 65 or over
Income: Less than $25K
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Address: Perth, AU
Last Visit: Feb 22, 2009 - 5:37 PM PST
Last Edit: Apr 28, 2008 - 8:52 PM PDT

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George reviewed this story - Feb 22, 2009
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4.3

Excellent piece of real journalism.

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George reviewed this story - Feb 10, 2009
George's Rating
3.6

Excellent piece of work. Pity Ms Klein didn't mention that business, and capitalism is the antithesis of democracy. I mean, do the workers get to vote on company policy? Not a chance. Better (worse) yet, the shareholder with the most money gets the most votes. No wonder the place is such a mess.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 27, 2009
George's Rating
2.2

Sounds terrible. Why? Because all it does is show the bare facts, but not the context. 71,000 jobs is a minuscle part of the total work force. Nothing said about the rush to downsize either. Last time companies did that they found they couldn't meet demand when it returned, so they prolonged the recession. In short, simple propaganda.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 27, 2009
George's Rating
4.1

Great story. What? It's Scientific American? No wonder it's a great story. Should be read by everyone again and again until they understand it.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 23, 2009
George's Rating
4.4

Really really GREAT GREAT piece on journalism in the modern world, the essence of which is captured in the final para. Highly recommended for everyone who cares about what's happening in the world.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 23, 2009
George's Rating
1.0

Typical of the WP, juvenile reporting. First, the framework under which torture took place is still there., second, what is torture? Anyone willing to go before the ICC and stand trial for their actions? No? I thought not. Third, I see Clinton and Israel are plotting to bomb Iran. Fourth, Obama invoking God in his inauguration speech. I thought the US believed in separation of church and state. In other words, different clothes, same ideas. None of this is discussed in the story.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 23, 2009
George's Rating
4.2

Swim with sharks expect to get bitten. Symptomatic of the whole economy in the US.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 20, 2009
George's Rating
4.1

Fairly perceptive article, particularly given the source. Recommended

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George reviewed this story - Jan 20, 2009
George's Rating
2.7

A Russian proverb goes like this. "Great hope often leads to great disappointment. Let's see what the fruit of this change is before we get too excitied.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 20, 2009
George's Rating
4.1

The only thing that the story didn't say was, "In theory...."

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George reviewed this story - Jan 19, 2009
George's Rating
3.1

Generally gives good personal accounts of Israel invasion. Should be more of it. Maybe it is available in the links

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George reviewed this story - Jan 19, 2009
George's Rating
2.3

Interesting article. Great discussion of a lot of crimes, but not one is tagged as a crime. Why not? Grievous error on the part of the author. All of those crimes, and yes, they were criminal actions, were papered over, usually with US bank notes. Disgraceful. Even more disgraceful that they should not be dragged out into the open like a dead rat and dealt with by this author Not recommended reading unless you want to know why it will continue to happen, time and gain, until the American govenment finally falls and is replaced by something, nay, anything, better.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 19, 2009
George's Rating
4.1

Gives broad range of views of named sources.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 19, 2009
George's Rating
2.2

Second term might save Bush legacy? How? What did Bush do, except dig himself in deeper. Even treaties that are blatant violations of NPT are called favourable. Support for Israel is called damaging when most commentators call Israel's actions war crimes and cimes against humanity? Not very objective.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 19, 2009
George's Rating
3.4

Good story. Pity it didn't include more about the weapons and their position in international law in the context of the entire war. I find it unacceptable that a house should be destoyed, killing every inhabitant, just to kill one alleged 'terrorist'. Still, that seems to be the way things are done these days, "Hang 'em and then we'll have a trial." I wonder where they learned that?

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George reviewed this story - Jan 18, 2009
George's Rating
1.8

Couple of good points but basically a political asassination in the making.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 16, 2009
George's Rating
1.0

Waste of time. If Friedman can't get basic facts straight how can we expect that his analysis is good? And it isn't. Education as a goal? Pardon? Bombing people into submision is the way to educate people? And Lebanon didn't start the war in 2006. It was clearly started by Israeli border crossings into Lebanon. On the whole, not worth wasting time on unless one is interested in how we got into this mess.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 16, 2009
George's Rating
1.4

Waste of good newsprint. Yes, there is much religious fervour amongs the protagonists, but more significantly, the whole structure is encouraged by capitalists, which, as it turns out, is just another form of religion, where the god is mammon.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 16, 2009
George's Rating
3.8

Good article, but does not go far enough. The state of Israel is not in accord with the UN charter and should be abolished.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 16, 2009
George's Rating
2.9

OK, you know what's wrong. What are you going to do about it? Nothing? Well, that's why it is still wrong. NIce article, but not a word about redressing the wrongs. BTW, it appears as if it has been hacked

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George reviewed this story - Jan 15, 2009
George's Rating
1.1

Worst piece or rubbish I have seen in a long time. Easily in a par with those who deny the Holocaust. The author seems to gloss over all the crimes committed by Bush and Co, calling them right. Where did he get his creds? In a box of cornflakes? Worth reading only if you want to know how things got this bad.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 14, 2009
George's Rating
1.6

Livni complained about attacks on Jews, but she said nothing about attacks on Arabs. Did the journalist ask? I suppose not. Completely biased. Accurate reporting. maybe, balanced and fair, certainly not.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 14, 2009
George's Rating
4.3

Excellent piece of work. Should be more of it.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 14, 2009
George's Rating
2.0

Misses the point entirely. Either you stand up for what is right, or you stand with the guilty. By that standard this story does nothing except to say how bleak that position is. Rot!

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George reviewed this story - Jan 14, 2009
George's Rating
1.3

Typical US claptrap, cries of how much 'they' hate 'us' with absolutely nothing more to offer by way of a solution than building bigger walls and bigger guns. Waste of good newsprint

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George reviewed this story - Jan 14, 2009
George's Rating
4.6

Excellent piece of work, overs both sides. To be read by all

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George reviewed this story - Jan 14, 2009
George's Rating
3.3

Excellent piece of work, but doesn't go far enough. How many people have been condemned as criminals by Bush and cronies? If all people are equal under the law, shouldn't we return the favour?

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George reviewed this story - Jan 13, 2009
George's Rating
2.9

Interesting. We thought we loved John Howard when we elected him. Turns out we were wrong. Americans thought they loved George Bush when they elected him. Turns out they were wrong too. Will Africans still love GB 10 years from now?

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George reviewed this story - Jan 12, 2009
George's Rating
1.9

What two state solution? The jounalist forgot to mention that most Israelis think of Arabs and Palestinians as second class citizens and discriminate against them at every opportunity. Why? Because they, Israelis from top to bottom want it all, the entire west bank and Gaza. The journalist forgot to mention that too. It's all very well and good to offer the hope that peace can come from two states, but when one of the states, Israel, says that it wants all of the other state, sans its people, there is no hope.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 12, 2009
George's Rating
2.5

So they don't work in Afghanistan? The journalist forgot to mention that they don't work in Iraq either. But it does present an interesting picture of war in Afghanistan

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George reviewed this story - Jan 12, 2009
George's Rating
2.3

Waste of paper. Public and the world are negative, yet some people still praise Bush. The contradiction is too large to ignore, yet this isn't even mentioned. Ask yourself why Bush wasn't impeached? Too much trouble? That makes the public complicit in Bush crimes, the very people who are now offering their opinion on how good he was. That is why Americans are hated around the world. There were remedies yet this story says nothing about them, simpiy that he started wars which, as it turns out, were totally unnecessary. Nothing said about that either.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 11, 2009
George's Rating
1.3

An inclinometer is lethal technology? Yeah, right, not. And a cheese factory is a biological weapons facility. These are the sort of lies that got America into the war in Iraq. It appears that nothing has been learned by either this journalist or this newspaper or the US government. I could build a high precision inclinometer in 15 minutes using available technology. For those who are interested, a good explanation is available at Wikipedia or through Google. And for those not inclined to bother, a spirit level is a simple inclinometer. This journalist should get real.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 10, 2009
George's Rating
1.0

A politician appoints other politicians to decide what to do. Read what Plato said. "There will be no peace until kings become philosophers or philosophers become kings." At that time to be a philosopher meant to be a scientist. All these very emminent scientists and we still have problems? That's the real problem, not global warming

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George reviewed this story - Jan 8, 2009
George's Rating
2.7

Covers a whole lot of ground but very little in the way of detail, i.e., numbers and dates and sources

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George reviewed this story - Jan 7, 2009
George's Rating
1.9

Public so negative? Why didn't the public impeach Bush? Too much trouble? That makes the public complicit in Bush crimes. That is why Americans are hated around the world. yet this story says nothing about remedies that could have prevented this.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 7, 2009
George's Rating
2.5

Simple problem. Pay the price or do without. Russia hasn't cut supplies, Ukraine refuses to deal. hy isn't this more prominent in the story. Because Ukraine supports pro US polices? This isn't even mentioned that I could see. Basically an attempt to demonize Russia.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 4, 2009
George's Rating
2.6

Interesting article, but no references. Thus it appears as simple opinion. By the way, people have been fighting micro wars for hundreds of years, if not thousands, and more so since WW-II. Korea was in reality a micro war. So was Vietnam, so was Chile, so was etc., etc., etc..

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George reviewed this story - Jan 4, 2009
George's Rating
2.8

Interesting article. I think however it missed the principal point. During my time at university our English Lit prof told us that there are 30,000 or so words in the language. If we can't express ourselves without profanity then our knowledge of the language is pretty poor indeed. Mind you, even Bill the Bard (William Shakespeare to those who don't know him all that well) occasionally used rough language. Still, he knew most of the other words too, and used them well so that his use of rough language wasn't all that common.

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George reviewed this story - Jan 4, 2009
George's Rating
4.0

Excellent article. Could have done with a bit more in the way of statistics

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George reviewed this story - Jan 3, 2009
George's Rating
1.4

Congress authorized the war? Come again? Since when is the US the world body. Its laws start and end at its borders, and Congress never had the power to authorize that war. Hence it has always been illegal. The WMD? There's another one. If the Congress had examined the evidence as it should have the war never would have started. Instead a buch of sociopaths claimed that allegations of WMD were facts and evidence at law. If the journalist could get facts correct at the start maybe there wouldn't be more wars.

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