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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Generalisations made

Security agencies have swooped on an alleged terrorist cell that was plotting an attack on Australian army bases. As The Australian newspaper reports:
The suspects include Australians of Somali and Lebanese decent, most of whom are labourers employed in Melbourne's construction industry, or taxi drivers.
Now the ShadowLands is loathe to make generalisations about people's occupations - Adrian of cablog fame, for example, hardly ever discusses his wish for violent jihad. But former US Senator Conrad Burns might feel just a little vindication after causing a political storm a couple of years ago when he observed that terrorism involved a faceless enemy who "drive taxicabs in the daytime and kill at night."

By the way, a brilliant obervation from taxi megastar Adrian here:
On Saturday afternoon I headed to the ALP national conference at Darling Harbour hoping for some heavy patronage from the champions of the working class, only to be greeted by a line of limos. Nobs.

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