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  • Authors of JAMA study of Australian Gun Control are Gun Control Advocates, as is the AMA

    07/09/2016 7:11:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The authors of the Australian gun control study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association are gun control advocates.  From The authors of the JAMA study had obvious conflicts, Wheeler said, with one being a member of the Coalition for Gun Control (Australia) and "Second author Philip Alpers is the founding director of the gun ban organization and is a delegate to the U.N.'s project to ban private gun ownership worldwide, the so-called Programme of Action. Mr. Alpers, although he holds the title of Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Sydney School of Public Health,...
  • City In Tizzy Over Soldier With Crude Fake Gun

    12/15/2015 6:20:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    How the mighty have fallen. A soldier, in uniform, with a pack and a clearly fake gun causes an entire section of Australian civilization to go into the "vapors".Throughout most of the rest of the world, there would hardly be a comment. Seeing soldiers on exercises is common and only slightly noteworthy.Notice that this soldier did nothing that was even remotely threatening, except exist. He did not fire blanks. He never pointed the crude, welded metal sections, vaguely resembling a rifle, at anyone. We (in the United States) would be in the same place if it were not for...
  • Obama becomes first US leader to address African Union

    07/28/2015 5:29:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/28/15
    ....Obama is addressing the African Union (AU) in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, on the last day of his trip to East Africa. He is the first US leader to deliver a speech at the 54-member body, with security and action against terrorism likely to dominate the agenda.
  • Jim Jefferies Wants to keep Women from having guns

    07/03/2015 5:52:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Comedian Jim Jefferies has been making a bit of a splash in the United States by putting together a misleading rant against the right to bear arms in the U.S.  Jefferies does not want women to have guns.  He says that he does not want anyone to have guns, but then he is much bigger and stronger than most women, so perhaps he does not mind being disarmed, as long as women are disarmed as well.  A general prohibition on guns always favors those who are bigger, stronger and younger. Jefferies does not just rant about guns, he rants...
  • An Australian comic on what U.S. gun laws look like to the rest of the world

    06/21/2015 9:08:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2015 | Ana Swanson
    "I'm going to talk about something now that sort of splits the crowd a little bit," Australian comedian Jim Jeffries says. "Gun control." "Don't get excited," he continues, "because the other people have guns!" "Shhhhh." In this hilarious act, Jeffries says he believes in the right of Americans to have gun, but seems skeptical of the argument -- often made by gun rights activists often claim -- that Americans need guns for their own security. "In Australia we had guns, right up until 1996. In 1996 Australia had the biggest massacre on earth. Still hasn't been beaten," Jeffries says. "Now...
  • Former Sydney Deputy Mayor: Lift Gun Ban so Australians Can Defend Themselves

    12/17/2014 8:52:38 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 12/17/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    In the wake of the December 15 hostage situation in which an armed man held unarmed Australians at gunpoint for hours, former Sydney Deputy Mayor Nick Adams is calling for a gun ban to be lifted so Australians can defend themselves. Adams said he believes if there was ever a time Australians wanted to have a gun, it was December 15.
  • Illegal Guns Down Under, a Chilling Lesson for the U.S.A.

    11/29/2013 7:38:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Results of an intrusive national registration scheme These guns and air rifles are being haled as a find of a massive cache of private guns in Moonford, Australia, a tiny farming community with virtually no crime.  That is, there was no crime there before the National Australian government created it with the intrusive "gun control" law they passed, taking advantage of the act of a madman and the emotional response pushed by their national media.  All guns must be registered.  All guns must be locked up.  All guns are subject to inspection at virtually any time.  When I considered...
  • Ancient Technology for Metal Coatings 2,000 Years Ago Can't Be Matched Even Today

    07/27/2013 8:41:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Science Daily ^ | July 24, 2013 | American Chemical Society
    Artists and craftsmen more than 2,000 years ago developed thin-film coating technology unrivaled even by today's standards for producing DVDs, solar cells, electronic devices and other products. Understanding these sophisticated metal-plating techniques from ancient times, described in the ACS journal Accounts of Chemical Research, could help preserve priceless artistic and other treasures from the past. Share This: Gabriel Maria Ingo and colleagues point out that scientists have made good progress in understanding the chemistry of many ancient artistic and other artifacts -- crucial to preserve them for future generations. Big gaps in knowledge remained, however, about how gilders in the...
  • Militants: Somali-American bombed AU base (Mogadishu)

    10/29/2011 4:17:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/29/11 | Abdi Guled and Katharine Houreld - AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A team of suicide bombers and gunmen disguised as soldiers assaulted an African Union base in the Somali capital on Saturday, sparking a two-hour gunfight that left at least 10 people dead, security officials said. The al-Qaida-linked Islamist militant group that claimed the attack said one of the bombers was Somali-American. The attack underscored the militants' ability to carry out complex and deadly operations even after AU troops forced them from most of Mogadishu and a famine in their strongholds weakened their forces. Earlier this month, Kenya sent troops into Somalia following a string of cross-border...
  • Somali militia claims slaughter of African Union soldiers

    10/20/2011 7:48:45 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    :A Times ^ | October 20, 2011 | 4:59 pm
    REPORTING FROM JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -- A Somali militia linked to Al Qaeda claimed Thursday to have killed dozens of African Union soldiers in fighting in Mogadishu and displayed the bodies on the outskirts of the war-torn capital. If the claim is confirmed, it would represent the largest loss for the 9,000-member AU mission in Somalia since it began in 2007. And it would serve as a blunt warning of the Shabab militia’s capabilities, even as Kenyan soldiers press into its stronghold in famine-ravaged southern Somalia. ... Photographs circulating on the Internet showed the corpses of several dozen men in...
  • The Defining Issue Of The 2012 Elections: Jobs Through Gold?

    09/19/2011 8:06:44 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/12/11 | Ralph Benko
    ...Meanwhile, a credible key to explosive jobs growth begins to come to the fore: a credible monetary policy prescription for a seriously stable dollar. A sure signal of a rising policy vector? The Washington Post sends forth a top gunslinger to attack the gold standard and the GOP candidates for considering it. See Steven Pearlstein's Sept. 10 column, “The magical world of voodoo ‘economists’“: If you came up with a bumper sticker that pulls together the platform of this year’s crop of Republican presidential candidates, it would have to be: Repeal the 20th century. Vote GOP. They reject as thoroughly...
  • Holy Crap! Gold Tops $1770 Overseas.

    08/08/2011 9:54:03 PM PDT · by Atlas Sneezed · 32 replies
    Kitco ^ | 8-8-11 | Kitco
  • Head of African Union: UN blocked mediation efforts in Libya

    03/30/2011 6:04:51 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Pajamas Media Tatler ^ | March 29, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    In an interview with the French-language magazine of African affairs Jeune Afrique, the head of the Commission of the African Union, Jean Ping, has said that an African Union (AU) delegation attempting to mediate between the warring parties in Libya was denied authorization to visit the country by the UN Security Council. The five-member delegation was scheduled to visit the Libyan capital Tripoli on March 20 and Benghazi, the capital of the rebellion, on March 21. The bombing of Libya by coalition forces began on March 19.
  • Divers find antique gold chain worth $250,000

    03/25/2011 8:10:34 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 47 replies
    The Star ^ | 25 Mar 2011 | Sharon Wiley
    KEY WEST, FLA.—Shipwreck experts are evaluating a centuries-old-101-centimetre gold chain plucked from the sea floor while searching for a 17th-century sunken Spanish galleon off the Florida Keys. The piece is tentatively valued at about $250,000. It is believed to be from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, which sank during a 1622 hurricane. It was found Wednesday by divers from Mel Fisher’s Treasures about 55 kilometres west of Key West. The chain has 55 links, an enameled gold cross and a two-sided engraved religious medallion featuring the Virgin Mary and a chalice.
  • Sudden disappearance of Deep River scientist mystifies colleagues

    02/21/2010 3:24:50 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 331 replies · 5,189+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | February 21, 2010 | Canada East Interactive Staff
    TORONTO - There are still no leads in the case of an eastern Ontario scientist who disappeared without a trace last month, leaving his colleagues mystified. Lachlan Cranswick hasn't been seen since Jan. 18, when he left work at the National Research Council's Canadian Neutron Beam Centre in Chalk River, northwest of Ottawa. His nearby Deep River house was reportedly left unlocked and his car was in the garage. His wallet, keys and passport have all been accounted for......
  • Croc thrown in jail for loitering

    10/04/2009 2:31:14 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 4 replies · 472+ views
    news ^ | October 05, 2009 | Alyssa Betts
    NORTHERN Territory police were forced to arrest a grumpy crocodile and throw it in jail after it was discovered loitering in a town. Gunbalanya police were called out recently after the 2m female saltie turned up at Arrkuluk Camp, in town, the Northern Territory News reports. Police said they found it loitering near a fence, trying to look innocent. Brevet Sergeant Adam Russell said intrigued residents had gathered around to watch the arrest - but any dreams he had of nabbing the gnasher in style were promptly voted down. "I wanted to jump on it Steve Irwin style," he said....
  • AU students protest Barney speech

    04/20/2009 4:12:04 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 10 replies · 627+ views
    POLITICO ^ | Apr 20, 2009 | Glenn Thrush
    AU students protest Barney speech About 130 American University students have signed an online petition of sorts asking the school's administration to withdraw an invitation to Barney Frank, who is slated to deliver a commencement address at AU's School of Public Affairs in a few weeks. The students blame the fiery House Financial Services chairman for the financial meltdown, singling out his longtime support of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae as contributing to the severity of the crisis and magnitude of bailouts. "Many of us are having trouble finding a job and are finding our ability to get into grad...
  • Arabization of Africa, and Its Killing Fields - "We'll Islamize America and Arabize Africa"

    03/29/2009 12:37:35 AM PDT · by Righting · 2 replies · 891+ views
    newera ^ | March 27, 2009 | Bankie F. Bankie
    Arabization of Africa, and Its Killing Fields - by Bankie F. Bankie March 27, 2009 • We Will Islamize America and Arabize Africa – Dr Hassan Abdallah Turabi from Darfur, SudanThe whittling away of the remains of settler colonialism is proceeding with the increased development of Southern Africa. There is no parallel process of decolonisation in the Afro-Arab Borderlands, rather an internationally co-ordinated aggressive action is underway, to coral the Sudan liberation movements in places such as Darfur and in eastern Sudan, into a peace ‘laager’, with the generous dispensation of petro-dollars. Given that the area of ‘ambiguous relations’(i.e. the...
  • Update on Arrest warrant of Arab league backed Al-Bashir for racist genocide

    03/04/2009 10:07:22 AM PST · by Righting · 1 replies · 436+ views
    Compiled from various news sources | March, 2009
    March 2009 Update on the racist Arab Muslim [Arab league backed] dictator Al Bashir's arrest warrant for genocide, crimes against humanity     Ban urges Sudan to ensure safety of UN bodies Reuters - [March, 4, 2009]UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Khartoum to cooperate with all UN entities and ensure their safety after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant on Wednesday for Sudan's leader.   World court issues arrest warrant for Sudan's Bashir Christian Science Monitor [Mar. 4, 2009]‎   Court issues war crimes warrant for Sudan's Bashir The Associated Press  [Mar. 4, 2009]‎...charges...
  • Ghadafi - African "God" W/ His Message (aggressive spread of Islam through racist Arabism)

    02/19/2009 7:05:14 PM PST · by Masti · 9 replies · 602+ views
    allafrica ^ | 11 February 2009 | Sunny Igboanugo Dan Kanu Austin Oboh And Rafiu Ajakaye
    Africa: Ghadafi - African God With His Message Sunny Igboanugo Dan Kanu Austin Oboh And Rafiu Ajakaye 11 February 2009 opinion Pharaohs of ancient Egypt were reputed to have employed advisers, whose job was to continuously drum it in their ears: "Remember Pharaoh, you are but human." This constant refrain, was meant to restrain them from playing God in administering the affairs of their people. In years thereafter, and even today, this critical practice, appears to be missing in the lives of leaders, especially those who want to rule the world, or at least impact on it in their peculiar...