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  • Four Homemade Submachine Guns Confiscated in Sydney, Australia, 2018

    08/13/2018 8:44:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Four homemade submachine guns found during a drug raid in Waterloo, Australia. Imager from twitter.com/7newssydney: When extreme restrictions are placed on the acquisition of legal firearms, one of the easiest repeaters to make at home or in small workshops is the submachine gun. The four homemade submachine guns shown above were discovered with a number of other firearms, drugs, and 2.75 million Australian dollars, about two million in U.S. dollars. From facebook.com/nswpoliceforce: Acting on information received, Strike Force Raptor, assisted by the Drug and Firearms Squad, executed a search warrant a storage facility at Waterloo in the early hours...
  • Q&A: Cornel West labels Donald Trump a 'gangster' in panel on freedom of speech

    08/13/2018 8:27:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 14, 2018
    Christian philosopher Cornel West has hit out at Donald Trump in a Q&A panel that focused on freedom of speech and the "right to offend", labelling the US President a "gangster". The panel, which also included Liberal senator Eric Abetz, WA Labor MP Anne Aly, free speech advocate Lindsay Shepherd and "people's panellist" Jeremy Bell, was asked whether Australia was in danger of being "infected" after describing Mr Trump as a symptom rather than the cause of the current situation in the US. Dr West said America was experiencing a decline and that wealth inequality was increasing, and warned the...
  • 99-Million-Year-Old Snake Hatchling Found Encased in Burmese Amber

    08/12/2018 9:05:43 AM PDT · by ETL · 23 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Jul 19, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    The newly-reported specimen was obtained from an amber deposit in the Angbamo area in Myanmar’s Kachin province.The fossil is a 1.6-inch (4.75 cm) long postcranial skeleton made up of 97 vertebrae; the snake’s head is missing. It dates from the Late Cretaceous epoch, approximately 99 million years ago.“This snake, named Xiaophis myanmarensis, is linked to ancient snakes from Argentina, Africa, India and Australia,” said University of Alberta’s Professor Michael Caldwell.“It is an important — and until now, missing — component of understanding snake evolution from southern continents, that is Gondwana, in the mid-Mesozoic.” “At 99 million years old, it dates...
  • ‘I’ll Raid You, White Trash’: Australians Told to Lock Doors as Africans Rampage in Melbourne

    08/12/2018 7:07:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 98 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Virginia Hale
    Police in Melbourne have been slammed for making no arrests after residents of the city’s north-west suburbs were terrorised by gangs of African youths who bragged “police can’t touch us” and branded frightened families “racist”. Despite its sending dozens of armed officers in riot gear to Taylors Hill as more than 100 teenagers gathered “for war”, and telling residents to “stay inside and lock their doors” as rival gangs ran amok, police claimed there had been “no threat to community safety”. According to The Age, there was a heavy police presence at the scene for several hours, including cavalry officers...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/12/2018 3:09:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/12/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Today is the first anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia that began when left-wing protestors attacked a white nationalist rally. In the end, a white nationalist ran his car into a group of leftists killing one and injuring others. That man faces criminal charges from the State of Virginia and federal hate crimes charges that could include the death penalty... The leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, Gerard Batten, has called out the chief of London's Metropolitan Police for launching a hate crimes investigation of former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson..... The Associated Press reported Saturday that 29-year...
  • Mega-shark teeth dating back 25 million years discovered at Australian beach

    08/09/2018 1:22:16 PM PDT · by ETL · 34 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Aug 9, 2018 | Chris Ciaccia
    An Australian teacher and fossil enthusiast stumbled upon the finding of a lifetime when he uncovered a set of fossilized 3-inch teeth from an extinct shark, known as the great jagged narrow-toothed shark or Carcharocles angustidens. Phillip Mullaly said that he couldn't believe what he saw, as he walked along Jan Juc, a beach town and well-known fossil site along Victoria’s Surf Coast in Australia. “I was walking along the beach looking for fossils, turned and saw this shining glint in a boulder and saw a quarter of the tooth exposed," Mullaly said in a statement. "I was immediately excited,...
  • The wreckage in the jungle[Amelia Earhart]

    08/06/2018 5:17:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 40 replies
    The Australian ^ | 04 Aug 2018 | Sam Buckingham-Jones
    What happened to famed US pilot Amelia Earhart? A startling theory suggests Australian soldiers stumbled on the answer decades ago. In the autumn of 1945, a troop of young Australian soldiers was trudging through the muddy rainforests of New Britain, an island in the east of what is now Papua New Guinea. In that part of the world autumn is much like winter, spring and summer — it rains a lot and it’s hot and humid. The Australians of D Company, 11th Battalion, were doing reconnaissance in the mountains not far from the town of Rabaul on April 17. They...
  • University finds prominent astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss grabbed a woman’s breast

    08/03/2018 8:38:09 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 94 replies
    sciencemag.org ^ | 3 | Meredith Wadman
    An investigation by Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe concluded this week that high-profile astrophysicist and atheist Lawrence Krauss violated the university’s sexual harassment policy by grabbing a woman’s breast at a conference in Australia in late 2016. (Krauss is a prominent member of the skeptics movement, which disputes the existence of a god or supernatural powers.)
  • Abortion bill a matter of life and death, Australian bishop says

    08/02/2018 3:01:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | August 2, 2018 | STAFF
    Queensland, Australia, (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Australia encouraged members of parliament to look beyond the “worn-out ideologies and tricky language” behind a bill to legalization abortion in Queensland. “When you talk about abortion you’re talking about two lives - the mother and the child - and both lives matter,” Archbishop Coleridge said, in comments reported by diocesan newspaper The Catholic Leader. “To speak of a woman’s rights is important, but what of the rights of unborn children, or do they have no real human status?” The archbishop responded to a Queensland proposal that would legalize abortion on...
  • Taste for Vegemite Dictated by DNA

    09/09/2017 7:22:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Sky News ^ | Saturday, 9 September 2017
    A study has revealed people's like or dislike for Vegemite is in their DNA. Whether people love or hate the yeast-based spread is reportedly down to their parents, according to a new study by DNAFit - one of the UK's top genetic research centres - who have discovered your genes determine whether or not you enjoy the opinion-dividing snack. DNAFit asked 260 adults to taste a 2g serving of Marmite, the British equivalent of Vegemite, before filling out a questionnaire noting their reaction to it, and after analysing the DNA of each participant, researchers discovered the make up of 15...
  • Woman Fired From Her Job After Profane Pro-Abortion Rant on Twitter

    07/30/2018 4:38:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 30, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A government relations manager lost her job in June after she criticized her state lawmakers for not expanding abortion access. Angela Williamson, 39, used to work as the public policy and government relations manager for Cricket Australia, the governing body for the sport in Australia. But she was fired in June after her employer said her abortion advocacy and criticism of the government on Twitter interfered with her duties as its government relations manager, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. An abortion activist, Williamson recently criticized the Tasmanian government as “irresponsible, gutless & reckless” on Twitter because lawmakers rejected a proposal...
  • Lauren Southern Exposes Australia’s Sharia Compliance

    07/30/2018 9:52:41 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 1 replies
    Computing Forever (YouTube channel) ^ | July 30, 2018 | Dave Cullen
    Summary: "If there was a Social Justice Warrior Olympic Games, Australia could probably compete at a very high level, thanks to the presence of a mindless hoard of snowflakes who can't handle a civil or rational debate and have lost the ability for critical reasoned thinking."
  • The crude moment The Daily Show host Trevor Noah claims all Indigenous Australian women are ugly[tr]

    07/23/2018 6:57:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 23, 2018 | Sam Lock
    Popular U.S. comedian and host of the top rating 'The Daily Show' Trevor Noah has come under fire for a comedy routine where he called Aboriginal women unattractive. Footage of his stand-up show, from 2013, emerged ahead of his Australian tour, which starts in Melbourne next month. 'All women of every race can be beautiful,' Noah tells an audience in the footage which emerged online overnight. 'And I know some of you are sitting there now going, 'Oh Trevor, yeah, but I've never seen a beautiful Aborigine', he jokes.
  • Uniting Church in Australia Changes Marriage Definition to Include Same-Sex Couples

    07/20/2018 9:07:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/20/2018 | John Paul Sunico
    The Uniting Church in Australia's Assembly voted Saturday to change the denomination's definition of marriage and allow ministers to officiate weddings for same-sex couples. In a statement posted on the Church's website, Uniting Church in Australia President Deidre Palmer announced the changes that were made by the 265-member assembly that gathered in Melbourne, saying: "To honor the diversity of Christian belief among our members, we will hold two equal and distinct statements of belief on marriage." The first statement of belief regarding marriage is one that the Uniting Church has been following for a long time. "The existing statement of...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/19/2018 7:48:13 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/19/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump says he wants to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin again and discussions are underway for Putin to visit Washington this fall. Trump tweeted today that he looks forward to continuing discussion started at this week's summit meeting in Helsinki. The President tweeted a host of issues involved with Putin including Ukraine, North Korea and security for Israel.... Large groups of opposition forces including Al-Qaeda jihadists surrendered to the Syrian government in the Quneitra region along the Golan border today. Russian military police will help implement the surrender process.... Late word tonight from near Branson, Missouri that eight people...
  • Let Trump make mistakes: John Howard (Former Australian Prime Minister)

    07/17/2018 10:09:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! 7 News ^ | July 17, 2018 | The Australian Associated Press
    John Howard believes the world has to let Donald Trump make mistakes, after his much-condemned press conference with Vladimir Putin. The former Australian prime minister said the US president had clearly made a mistake when he said he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence agencies. "I thought he was wrong to have said what he did but he's now dealt with that and the important thing is to understand that people shouldn't take sides too much on Mr Trump," Mr Howard told reporters in Adelaide on Wednesday. "I think one of the problems with the attitude around...
  • Australian Member of Parliament: Taking Trump Seriously

    07/13/2018 10:25:15 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    Honorable Tony Abbott, MP ^ | Jul 2018 | Tony Abbott
    Even 18 months into his presidency, the world is still having trouble coming to grips with Donald Trump, the most unconventional president ever. Still, he’s not a bad dream from which America will soon wake up, or a fool to be ridiculed. For someone the legion of critics say is a compulsive liar, he’s been remarkably true to his word. A new age is coming. The legions are going home. American values can be relied upon but American help less so. This need not presage a darker time, like Rome’s withdrawal from Britain, but more will be required of the...
  • US pork and beef out of Chinese market(Shanghai news report-English)

    07/11/2018 7:52:14 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 35 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 7/11/18 | Shanghai news
    English language news report from Shanghai TV talking about American Beef and Pork being pulled from the menu and substituted with Beef from Australia. Watch to the end of the report as it looks like the tariffs might crash the pig head market. Video here.
  • Rangers capture mammoth crocodile after decade-long hunt [600kg /1300 lbs!]

    07/10/2018 6:19:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.news.com.au ^ | July 10, 20181:43pm | Shireen Khalil
    IT TOOK 10 years but rangers have finally caught the biggest croc in the Katherine River — weighing in at a whopping 600kg. CROCS in the Northern Territory aren’t rare — but they are at this size. After a decade-long hunt, rangers in the Northern Territory have finally captured Katherine River’s biggest croc — weighing in at a whopping 600 kilograms and measuring 4.71 metres long, about the length of an average family car. The hunt began after rumours of a “large dark tail” spotted near a local boat ramp, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. NT Parks and Wildlife rangers...
  • Australian Media Frames Gun Law Reform as "Kick in the Face" to Survivors

    07/07/2018 3:03:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Australian media was the major proponent of the extreme firearm restrictions put in place in 1996. Today, as the restrictions have been shown to be largely ineffective, they fight any attempt at reform. The headline in the article published in Ten Daily is "Gun Law Changes 'Kick In The Face' For Port Arthur Survivors" From tendaily.com.au: Australia's gun laws have long been admired by countries across the world. Following repeated mass shootings in the United States, it was Australia's response to its worst mass shooting, in Port Arthur, that many have pointed to as a best-practise for dealing...