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  • Australian policemen line up to investigate the case of the 'Buxom Bandit'

    07/03/2012 8:24:02 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 37 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 7/2/2012 | Richard Shears
    A buxom bandit is on the run after holding up a petrol station on Queensland's Gold Coast in the early hours of this morning. However, it's likely that she won't evade capture for long. The curvaceous blonde, who is believed to be in her 20s, made a series of schoolgirl blunders.
  • PHOTOS: Exercise Malabar 2012 (Indo-US Annual Naval Exercises)

    06/30/2012 6:51:10 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 16 replies
    The US Consular Offices in India ^ | 14 April, 2012 | The US Consulate, Chennai
    As part of Exercise Malabar 2012, the U.S. 7th Fleet is visiting Chennai, where they have been warmly received by the Indian Navy. Sailors from the fleet have also been participating in volunteer events around the city. NOTICE: Bandwidth-heavy images below. INDIAN OCEAN (Apr. 12, 2012) Indian Sailors assigned to the Visit, Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) team aboard Indian Navy Ship Satpura (F-48) transit toward guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) via rigid hull inflatable boat during a VBSS training exercise. Halsey and Satpura are participating in Malabar, a regularly scheduled naval field training exercise conducted to advance multinational...
  • Climate Alarmists Target the Arabunna People – With No Evidence

    06/29/2012 1:00:03 PM PDT · by Rocky · 7 replies
    Watt's Up With That ^ | June 29, 2012 | Willis Eschenbach
    The Arabunna people live in the area around Lake Eyre in Southern Australia. It is a hot, hostile desert region, which is no surprise, because … well … it’s in Australia. ------------------------ (Lake Eyre region in South Australia.) ------------------------ A new report from the University of Everybody-Panic is a study of the horrendous future faced by these poor folks: "The first stage of University of Adelaide research released today shows that South Australia’s Arabunna country, which includes Lake Eyre in the far north, is likely to get both drier and hotter in decades to come. “'Temperatures could increase up to...
  • Cops scour Darwin fringes for beheading suspect [Australia]

    06/26/2012 5:13:56 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    Northern Territory police are focusing the search for a man wanted over a decapitation murder in New South Wales on Darwin's rural area. More than 100 officers searched the outskirts of Darwin overnight for Jonathon Andrew Stenberg. The 46-year-old is wanted in relation to the murder of a man on the New South Wales north coast on Thursday. It has been reported that Stenberg beheaded 54-year-old Edward 'Ned' James Kelly at Broadwater, about 25 kilometres south of Ballina. Mr Stenberg's car was found near the Cox Peninsula Road yesterday. Darwin's rural area has been in lockdown ever since, but last...
  • Christianity on the Decline in Australia; Eastern Faiths Increasing

    06/26/2012 11:49:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A national census has revealed that while most Australians profess Christianity as a belief, the religion as a whole in the country has been on a steady decline, while the number adherents of Eastern faiths like Buddhism and Hinduism has grown. The Australian Bureau of Statistics recently revealed its first set of findings for 2011, which showed that Christianity remains the dominant religion among Australia's 21,507,717 population, and was claimed as the faith of practice by 61.1 percent of respondents – although that figure was down by almost 3 percent from 63.9 percent in 2006. Of those Christians, 25.3 percent...
  • Australians Find Huge Mega-Wombat Graveyard

    06/21/2012 7:34:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | 6/22/2012
    Australian scientists yesterday unveiled the biggest-ever graveyard of an ancient rhino-sized mega-wombat called diprotodon, with the site potentially holding valuable clues on the species’ extinction. The remote fossil deposit in outback Queensland state is thought to contain up to 50 diprotodon skeletons including a huge specimen named Kenny, whose jawbone alone is 70cm long. Lead scientist on the dig, Scott Hocknull from the Queensland Museum in Brisbane, said Kenny was one of the largest diprotodons he had ever seen and one of the best preserved specimens. Pigeon-toed and with a backward-facing pouch large enough to carry an adult human, Hocknull...
  • Italian Prosecutor: Calabrian Mafia "Is Quickly Spreading In The United States"

    06/16/2012 3:58:24 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 39 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/16/12 | Friends of Ours
    The 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia has emerged as the world's most powerful crime group due to its obscene profits from the cocaine trade in Europe, and it further has become entrenched in Australia, Canada and the United States with surprisingly little push back from law enforcement in those countries. Indeed, Nicola Gratteri, a top anti-Mafia prosecutor in Italy warns that "this mafia is quickly spreading in the United States, particularly in Florida and New York" as reported by Beatrice Borromeo for The Daily Beast: Gratteri's latest operations have led to the sentencing of 34 'Ndrangheta members and have uncovered a...
  • Digger graveyard desecrated again in Libya

    06/17/2012 6:51:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | June 16, 2012
    Graves of British soldiers of the Royal Horse Artillery at the Commonwealth Benghazi War Cemetery Commonwealth War Cemetery in Benghazi targeted again Headstone damaged, markers removed Digger graves among 198 damaged in February THERE has been another war graves attack at a cemetery in Libya which contains the remains of Australian soldiers. Authorities say a headstone has been damaged and temporary markers removed from some graves at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Benghazi. "The nationality of the individual buried beneath the headstone that was damaged is not yet known,'' the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) said today. The Commonwealth War...
  • Pipe Blockage's Furry Culprit (Wombat)

    06/16/2012 4:21:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Mercury ^ | June 15, 2012 | Zara Dawtrey
    A SUSPICIOUS pipe blockage had Launceston stormwater experts stumped until a remote-controlled camera robot came face to face with the furry culprit. Launceston City Council engineering development officer Sonia Smith said anyone developing a new subdivision was required to ensure all stormwater pipes were working. "They do that by conducting a remote video camera survey, and they then send the videos in to us," she said. But no one expected to find a wombat 10m below the ground, in a cosy stormwater pipe "burrow" in the outer Launceston suburb of St Leonards. The wombat can be seen on video attempting...
  • Harry Entwistle appointed Ordinary of Our Lady of the Southern Cross [Catholic/Angl/CoE Caucus]

    06/15/2012 8:40:47 PM PDT · by sitetest · 9 replies
    Catholic-Hierarchy ^ | June 15, 2012 | David Chaney
    Henry Entwistle appointed Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate for Australia, Our Lady of the Southern Cross. The Ordinariate was erected June 15, 2012.
  • Infanticide and bestiality advocate given Australia’s highest civic award

    06/15/2012 2:21:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 14, 2012 | WANDA SKOWRONSKA
    CANBERRA, Australia, June 14, 2012 ( - Notorious infanticide and bestiality-promoting ‘ethicist’ Peter Singer was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) this week, sparking strong criticism by pro-life advocates, ethicists, and columnists. Singer was presented with the award, which is the greatest civic honour in Australia and given for “merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or humanity at large,” on Monday at the 2012 Queen’s Birthday honours. It was granted for his “eminent service to philosophy and bioethics as a leader of public debate and communicator of ideas in the areas of global poverty,...
  • Australian coroner confirms dingo killed baby in 1980

    06/11/2012 11:12:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2012, 9:39 p.m. | (From the Associated Press)
    Settling a notorious 1980 case that split the nation and led to a mistaken murder conviction, an Australian coroner ruled Tuesday that a dingo took a baby from a campsite in the Outback, just as her mother said from the beginning. The eyes of Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton and her ex-husband, Michael Chamberlain, welled with tears as the findings of the fourth inquest into the disappearance of their 9-week-old daughter, Azaria, were announced in court. Lindy Chamberlain served more than three years in prison for the baby's death, but was later cleared and has always maintained that a wild dog took her....
  • Coroner rules dingo took Chamberlain baby

    06/11/2012 6:26:55 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    A dingo was responsible for the death of Azaria Chamberlain in 1980, a Northern Territory coroner has found. Coroner Elizabeth Morris told a packed courtroom on Tuesday that a dingo was to blame for the attack at Uluru, which originally saw Azaria’s mother Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton jailed for murder and her husband Michael given a suspended sentence for being an accessory after the fact.
  • Tourism Australia Video

    06/08/2012 7:55:33 AM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 1 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | 08 June 2012 | TonyfromOz
    Tourism Australia has released a new advertising campaign to attract tourists to Australia. While shorter versions of this new video appear on TV, the above link has the full version of this video, coming in at almost 3 minutes. While some of the things in the ad may be readily recognised, others may not, so I have also included some text, describing those things.
  • Anglers' extraordinary find is no sea monster, but a giant squid

    06/05/2012 9:37:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Grind TV ^ | June 4, 2012 | Pete Thomas
    Al McGlashan, a prominent big-game fisherman in Australia, ventured to sea Friday in search of tuna and swordfish. The highlight, however, was the bizarre discovery of a fresh giant squid carcass.
  • Should Jews Leave Europe Before its too Late ?

    01/22/2009 6:38:51 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 15 replies · 781+ views
    The Spectator/Yidwithlid ^ | 1/22/01 | Yidwithlid
    England's Scotland Yard estimates that security costs for anti-Israel protests last week exceeded $1.4 million. In one protest alone, more than 12,000 angry Palestinian sympathizers in London smashed windows, destroyed a car, and set Israeli flags ablaze. Across Europe, police took to the streets to prevent full-scale riots. In Paris, 30,000 protesters denounced Israel and pelted police with stones. Norwegian police used tear gas to disperse several hundred rock throwers in Oslo. Swedish police arrested forty-seven demonstrators at an anti-Israel rally Norrmalmstorg. These demonstrations are not surprising. The Gaza war is the latest excuse for Islamist violence on Europe's streets....
  • Please Go Fight for My Country So I Can Take Your Job

    05/28/2012 12:27:11 PM PDT · by Pelham · 5 replies
    New English Review ^ | March 2007 | John Derbyshire
    The United States will accelerate the resettlement of about 7,000 Iraqis referred by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and will contribute $18 million to the agency's appeal for Iraq, about one-third of the total, Undersecretary of State Paula J. Dobriansky said Wednesday. — Washington Post, 2/15/07 I hope it won't be thought impertinent, over-inquisitive, or — Heaven forfend! — mean-spirited of me to ask, but: Just what, exactly, are these refugees seeking refuge from? Us? A few more questions come to mind. Let us suppose, for example, that Sergeant John Q. American, a serving member of the U.S. armed...
  • Down Under, Things May Not Be So Happy (Australia's economy vulnerable: China-powered growth slows)

    05/25/2012 10:02:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Barron's ^ | 05/23/2012 | RANDALL W. FORSYTH
    Australia, long called the "lucky country," officially is the happiest country on earth. That's at least according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, whose economists reckon they can distill human emotion into statistics. At least the OECD's number crunchers acknowledge there is something more to happiness than money. In addition to household income, they also take into account how much of that is required for shelter; the percentage of the population that is employed; the percentage that have to work "very long hours;" educational attainment; voter turnout, and pollution. Norway comes in second, while the U.S. ranks third,...
  • Don't serve carbon lies, ACCC warns (Australia's draconian Carbon Police)

    05/25/2012 9:09:48 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 5/25/12 | Phil Hudson
    SHOPS and restaurants could face fines up to $1.1 million if waiters or sales staff wrongly blame the carbon tax for price rises or exaggerate the impact. And households are being warned to watch out for telephone scammers offering to deposit carbon tax compensation into their bank accounts. The prices watchdog, the ACCC, will today launch its countdown to the July 1 carbon tax with a special focus on helping small businesses understand their obligations and consumers to be vigilant for false claims. It is releasing internet videos to help business, a 16-page guide and has set up a dedicated...
  • China Warns Australia - Choose Between us or the United States

    05/23/2012 1:58:05 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 34 replies ^ | 23/05/2012 | John Daly
    It is rare in diplomatic circles for governments to speak bluntly, particularly in the Orient, where manners are highly prized. The exceptions to this rule are retired military officers, who are often able to voice sentiments too impolitic for other channels. One of the more startling pronouncements in this vein occurred last week when Song Xiaojun, a former senior officer of the People's Liberation Army, warned that Australia cannot juggle its relationships with the United States and China indefinitely and "Australia has to find a godfather sooner or later. Australia always has to depend on somebody else, whether it is...