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Showing posts from July, 2004

Australian Security

John Howard decides to test the capability of Australia's security agencies at apprehending terrorists. He releases a white rabbit into Stromlo Forest, near Canberra, and orders each agency to catch it. The National Crime Authority can't catch it, but promise that if it gets a budget increase it can recover $90 million in unpaid rabbit taxes and proceeds of rabbit crime. The Victorian police go in. They're gone only 15 minutes, returning with a koala, a kangaroo and a fern tree, all three shot to pieces. "They all looked like dangerous rabbits and we acted in self defence", they explain. The NSW police go in. Surveillance tapes later show high-ranking officers taking bribes from rabbits. The Queensland police go in. They reappear driving a brand new Mercedes, scantily clad rabbits draped all over them. The WA police actually catch the rabbit, but it inexplicably hangs itself when the attending officer "slipped out momentarily" for a cup of tea. The NT po