Will we raise up a new fear mongering Un-American Activities Hearings As We Did in 1950s?

It was a strange time – one that some today would like to start again. Fear of others, is a great way to keep people’s eyes off the fact that you are shipping their jobs overseas, or moving to make this or that group second-class citizens. Keep your eyes and ears open.

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British Pathé archive: Ronald Reagan testifies at the House Un-American Activities Committee

Hollywood stars – including future president Ronald Reagan – give testimony before the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. It was chaired by J Parnell Thomas, who would later be convicted for fraud

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Aussie Environmental Management – Oops! 400 Birds Mistakenly Poisoned

To be fair Aussies are not the only environmental managers they mess up but you’d think with such a long history with it they get things right more often – Not!

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Poison baits kill over 400 Macquarie Island birds

Baits have killed 431 birds, including southern giant petrels (pictured).

Two months ago Parks and Wildlife admitted 300 birds had been killed after being exposed to poison pellets.

The baits were laid as part of a $24 million bid to rid the island of rats, rabbits and mice.

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