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  • Football banana-throwing racism

    08/30/2016 10:57:48 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 30 August 2016 | David Catchpoole
    Football banana-throwing racism What’s the basis for the racist symbolism of hurling bananas at black football players? by David Catchpoole Published: 30 August 2016 (GMT+10) Australian Rules Football player Eddie Betts, of the Adelaide ‘Crows’, was not even aware that a Port Adelaide ‘Power’ supporter in the grandstand had hurled a banana towards him until he was told about it after the game had finished. When a spectator threw a banana towards a player at an Australian Rules Football match recently, it triggered a frenzy of outrage in social and other media.1 Within hours, an online video clip of the...
  • Aboriginal mum posts daughter's 'whiteface' photos

    08/29/2016 8:50:26 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 29, 2016
    Last week a young boy in Perth attended a school event with his skin painted black in tribute to his idol, Australian Rules player Nic Naitanui. The incident sparked furious discussion on social media. The mother-of-two from Far North Queensland shared a photo on Facebook showing her daughter dressed as a Dr Seuss character in a red wig and white face paint for similar school event three years ago. "Not once did anyone say anything when I painted my black daughter white 3 years ago. We need to stop the double standards, a hero is a hero!" Ms Bee wrote.
  • Good News: Streisand Says If Trump Wins, She’ll Move to Australia

    08/29/2016 8:16:17 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 81 replies
    Tammy Bruce ^ | 08-29-2016 | Shifra
    Barbra Streisand revealed during an Australian TV interview that she will move Down Under if Donald Trump is elected President of the United States in November. The 74-year-old actress, a lifelong Democrat who endorses Hilary Clinton in the US election, made the admission during an interview with 60 Minutes.
  • French submarine builder tries to plug global leak in Australian court

    08/28/2016 10:10:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    SUBSCRIBER-ONLY ARTICLE THE AUSTRALIAN ^ | August 29, 2016 | Cameron Stewart
    <p>The French shipbuilder at the centre of a global submarine data leak scandal is threatening legal action today to prevent further publication of the information contained in 22,400 secret documents obtained by The Australian.</p>
  • Man allegedly added hydrochloric acid to lubricant dispenser in Sydney gay club

    08/28/2016 2:22:12 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | August 28, 2016 | Staff
    A man has been arrested and charged after allegedly putting hydrochloric acid inside what is understood to be a lubricant dispenser at a gay club in Sydney's north-west. Police said the 62-year-old man went into the Bridge Street premises in Rydalmere on Saturday, filling a dispenser inside a room with the highly corrosive acid. Hydrochloric acid is a strong, corrosive acid which can produce burns, ulcers and scars when put into contact with skin.
  • No Way. You Will Not Make Australia Home (The Greatest Video Ever -Illegal Immigration))

    08/28/2016 10:56:26 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-15-2014 | Australian Government
    The Australian Government is implementing the toughest border protection measures ever to combat maritime people smuggling and protect Australia's borders.
  • Barbra Streisand claims she will relocate to AUSTRALIA if Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton

    08/28/2016 10:55:20 AM PDT · by DFG · 121 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/28/2016 | Jo Scrimshire and Kristy Johnson
    Barbra Streisand revealed during an Australian TV interview that she will move Down Under if Donald Trump is elected President of the United States in November. The 74-year-old actress, a lifelong Democrat who endorses Hilary Clinton in the US election, made the admission during an interview with 60 Minutes. Barbra told Sydney-based journalist Michael Usher on Sunday she would consider relocating to Australia or Canada in the event of a Trump presidency.
  • Occupy Wackos - Seek out Hugely Public Place, then Insist on Privacy (Hate Videocameras)

    08/27/2016 3:54:00 PM PDT · by gaijin · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 27, 2016 | me
    Australian documentary hobbyist spontaneously visits Occupy Melbourne rally with videocamera, planning to make some casual interviews about their event. A long, eerie series of paranoid outbursts from the dirty but clearly priveleged Occupiers ensue: They want to grow the government big enough to control the lives of EVERYONE --except them. Anyone with a camera is a spy, "What is your name..? What you're doing isn't cool, I'll tell the cops, here, that you're making me feel bad..." Many of the Occupiers show the strange opinion that the cherished notion of RIGHTS is anything they like, non-rights are things they don't...
  • We are Jesus Rose Garden[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/26/2016 7:13:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are my Rose garden that I nurture in my love and water with my spirit and it is now time for you to become my messenger of love to all my children for I have hand picked you to go with my message of love and obedience to my Word and Spirit and I have signed you as a gift to them from The Father of Lights for you shimmer with My Testimony "Bought by The Blood of The Lamb of God". Now share the testimonies of me in your life for it is time to take the garden...
  • Prospector finds monster gold nuggets because it's 1851 apparently

    08/25/2016 2:17:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 24, 2016 | Johnny Lieu
    "Striking gold" is mainly a term to express when someone gets really lucky nowadays, but by golly, someone has actually done it. A 145-ounce gold nugget has been reportedly found in Victoria, Australia by a real life prospector and could be worth more than A$250,000 ($190,710) when it goes to auction. The big 'ol nugget has been named "Friday's Joy" on account of the day it was found.
  • British backpacker, 21, stabbed to death by French knifeman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' (Australia)...

    08/24/2016 7:43:27 AM PDT · by Gritty · 54 replies
    The SUN ^ | 24 August 2016 | James Cox, Simon Tomlinson,...
    Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, who had been working as a bartender for the past six months, was knifed in a frenzied attack in front of 30 horrified witnesses. Another Brit, named locally as Tom Jackson, is fighting for his life in hospital after reports that he was stabbed up to 15 times. ... It has emerged the knifeman also stabbed a dog to death as he rampaged through a room of around 30 people on Tuesday night. Cops have now arrested a 29-year-old man who they say screamed extremist Islamic prayers during the attack. ... A backpacker who did not wish...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • Microsoft can't tell North from South on Bing Maps (misplaced Melbourne Australia near Japan)

    08/21/2016 8:51:05 AM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies
    The Register ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Simon Sharwood
    City of Melbourne, population four million, placed in the wrong hemisphere Microsoft has misplaced Melbourne, the four-million-inhabitant capital of the Australian State of Victoria. A search on Bing Maps for “Melbourne, Victoria, Australia” says the city is at 37.813610, 144.963100 which we've screen-captured above (or here for those reading our mobile site). The co-ordinates are right save for one important detail: Melbourne is at 37.8136° South. Bing's therefore put it in the wrong hemisphere. The Register's Australian outpost has tried searching for a few other major cities in Victoria and beyond and believes this is an isolated and probably-fat-fingered error....
  • Long Tan: Vietnamese authorities allow restricted access to battle site after negotiations

    08/17/2016 3:16:07 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    Vietnamese authorities have agreed to allow restricted access to the Long Tan site after negotiations with the Australian Government overnight. Access to the site is being limited to groups of 100 people or fewer. The Federal Government's Smart Traveller website advises that any visitors to the Battle of Long Tan site cannot wear medals or uniforms, carry banners or make speeches. The Vietnamese Government said the commemoration ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary remained cancelled. Veterans' Affairs Minister Dan Tehan, who yesterday described the last-minute cancellation as "a kick in the guts", said he was glad for the reprieve. "The...
  • Vietnam's Long Tan commemoration cancelled ('kick in the guts' for Australian veterans)

    08/17/2016 12:27:27 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies
    A commemoration ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan in Vietnam has been cancelled. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed Vietnamese authorities had cancelled Thursday's Veterans Day at the Long Tan cross site. The department said it understood private access to the site was still permitted and the advice of exercising normal safety precautions in Vietnam was still current. Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement the Vietnamese government had advised it would not permit the ceremony to go ahead. An official party including the Australian and New Zealand ambassadors will still...
  • Missile defence could be on the way (Australia)

    08/14/2016 9:03:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    news.com.au ^ | AUGUST 14, 2016 | Max Blenkin
    Australia's new air warfare destroyers could be equipped to shoot down ballistic missiles threatening the Australian mainland or deployed troops. That would require a government decision to acquire this politically controversial capability, which could then be retro-fitted to the three vessels. The 2016 Defence White Paper says the threat of missile attack on Australia is low. But more nations, such as North Korea, are acquiring ballistic and cruise missiles and that increases the risk of attack on Australian territory or on deployed forces. Most concerning, such missiles could carry nuclear or chemical warheads. The white paper says Australia and the...
  • JESUS calls us Friend[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/12/2016 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 8-12-16 | HolySpirit
    You see I am not just your God I AM your friend. I do things for you that others would not consider because of the cost but I have already laid down my life for you and that is why I send my angels to shut the mouth of the lions for you and turn impossible situations around even without your request at times for truly My name is Prince of Peace and Grace is the scepter I apply to the ones that call me Lord and Savior. John 15:15 15 I do not call you servants any longer, for...
  • Pray for your intercessors[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/09/2016 9:01:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 8-9-16 | Christ in us
    Have you prayed for your intercessors today, For you see they need breakthrough in the very same way, They pour out their heart and time for you, Yes they are in this battle to, so as you awake let the Spirit guide your way, For as you pray for another your blessing arrives today, Your WellSpring "awakens" to the sound of Joy, Flooding your well and Living Water is deployed ~ ~ ~ For joy comes in the morning as you pray, Not just for yourself but for another each day . . . Psalm 30:5A For His anger is...
  • My children die from a lack of knowledge[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/08/2016 9:59:54 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Bible. Holy Spirit ^ | 8-8-16 | Bible,Jesus The Word
    My children die from a lack of knowledge from rejecting My Spirit for as My word speaks truth the denial of it grieves me and My Messenger of Truth their comforter. So do not despise the gift of prophecy or any other gift for they all come down from the Father of lights and these are all found in My Spirit of Truth and to deny Him is to deny Me as well for I and The Father are one . . . 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 20 Do not scorn or reject gifts of prophecy or prophecies [spoken revelations-words of...
  • Two professors kidnapped in Kabul: report

    08/07/2016 2:25:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 7, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Two professors, one of them an American citizen, were reportedly abducted at gun point near the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul this weekend, ABC News reported. The other man was Australian, according to ABC. Men wearing National Security forces uniforms reportedly kidnapped the men at about 8:30 p.m. Kabul time, according to the Voice of America. The Kabul police have begun an investigation into the incident. A U.S. State Department official said the department is "aware of reports of a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Kabul." "Due to privacy considerations, we have no information to offer," an official told Voices...
  • Bell Helicopter pitches Vipers and Venoms to the ADF

    08/07/2016 9:48:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Bell Helicopter is pitching its AH-1Z Viper attack and UH-1Y Venom utility helicopters to meet ADF requirements outlined in the recent Defence White Paper. February’s Defence White Paper and its accompanying Integrated Investment Program (IIP) detailed the planned early retirement and replacement of Army’s Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) from the mid-2020s plus plans to acquire “deployable light helicopters” to support Special Forces operations. “The White Paper calls for Australia to have an outward-facing, strategically engaged capability of being forward deployed,” Bell’s regional director for military business development, John Woodbery, told Australian Aviation in Canberra in late July. “We are...
  • Australia suspends World Vision's Palestine aid after allegations funds were diverted

    08/04/2016 7:39:16 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 10 replies
    Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has suspended funding of World Vision programs in Palestine, after the head of the charity in Gaza was charged by Israel for allegedly providing funds to Hamas. The World Vision Australia chief executive, Tim Costello, has welcomed the suspension but said the charity was “mystified” by the charges given that independent audits had found its programs in the Palestine were clean. Israel’s domestic security agency Shin Bet alleges that Mohammad El Halabi, the director of the Gaza branch of World Vision, used his position to divert tens of millions of dollars of humanitarian...
  • EVER BE FREE [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/03/2016 7:37:41 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 8-3-16 | Bible
    You "ARE" forgiven forever whether others forgive you or hold onto their guile "I" have forever set you free for I AM GOD and not man . So now walk in my forgiveness and take hold of this freedom and just fly for the Heavenlies "ARE REAL" and Zion is yours "Today" for you "ARE" seated with Me in Heavenly places even NOW ! Galatians 5:1 Walk by the Spirit 5 It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which...
  • Australians urged not to register as 'Jedi' in census

    08/03/2016 6:56:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 2, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    SYDNEY, - Atheists in Australia have been urged not to register "Jedi" as their religion to prevent results from a national census from being skewed to make the country appear more religious. The Atheist Foundation of Australia shared a Facebook post, featuring cartoons of members of the fictional religion from the Star Wars films, discouraging Australians from marking their religion as "Jedi" or other "joke religions." "If old religious men in robes don't represent you...don't mark yourself as 'Jedi,'" the post read. According to the foundation, registering as "Jedi" or other joke religions makes the country appear more religious, as...
  • Missile selfie: Did this Aussie pilot just take the best 'Top Gun' photo ever?

    08/03/2016 6:48:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 42 replies
    ABC, Australia ^ | August 03, 2016 | Andrew Greene
    A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) pilot has managed to capture the exact moment he fired a high-tech missile in a perfectly timed cockpit selfie. Flight Lieutenant Todd 'Woody' Woodford took the spectacular picture inside his EA-18G Growler during a live fire exercise off the Californian coast. The airman is one of six Australians serving in US Navy expeditionary EA-18G squadrons as part of a bilateral Personnel Exchange Program, and the first RAAF member to launch an AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation (HARM) Missile. His Top Gun-style missile selfie was first published online yesterday by the California-based Tailhook Association. Twelve EA-18G Growler...
  • Lushsux Hillary Clinton mural becomes burqa wearing woman

    08/01/2016 8:24:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 30 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | August 1, 20162nd August 2016 | Bridie Byrne
    A CONTROVERSIAL mural depicting US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a skimpy stars and stripes bathing suit has been reimagined as a Muslim women. Maribyrnong Council had requested the artist, Lushsux, remove the “offensive” mural on the side of the Mr Mobility store in Sunshine Rd, West Footscray, within 10 days. But yesterday the Melbourne graffiti artist painted over the mural by covering Ms Clinton’s scantily-clad body with a niqab.
  • Surfers want to kill a three-metre bronze whaler shark which has been menacing

    08/01/2016 3:47:24 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1 August 2016 | Steven Trask
    A three-metre shark that has been menacing a popular stretch of surf in Western Australia should be culled before someone is killed, local surfers say. The bronze whaler shark has lingered at Perth's Trigg Point beach for six weeks and had chased beachgoers into shore at least three times, surfers said. 'I don't particularly condone killing anything but this shark has been freaking people out in our neighbourhood for the better part of two months', surfer Glen Buckey told the West Australian.
  • Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

    07/30/2016 10:02:16 AM PDT · by The people have spoken · 68 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 30, 2016 | AFP
    Melbourne (AFP) - An Australian mural of US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a revealing, stars and stripes swimsuit may be taken down, after it has reportedly been deemed offensive. The creator of the painting, the street artist who goes by the name Lushsux and who has also painted murals of the likes of Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian, branded calls to remove it "pathetic".
  • Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan

    11/14/2012 3:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion. Muckrakers and distraction engineers are having a front-page field day with the so-called "sex scandal." But for surviving relatives and colleagues of heroic Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, it's the national security scandal at Afghanistan's Camp Bastion that deserves headline coverage. There's been a virtual blackout of the alarming story in the national press. As I reported last month, the meticulously...
  • MH370: Captain's home simulator had Indian Ocean course plotted

    07/28/2016 2:07:50 AM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu July 28, 2016 | Euan McKirdy
    The home flight simulator belonging to the MH370 pilot had a route plotted into it which ended in the Indian Ocean, officials have confirmed.... ...The confirmation corroborates earlier reports that the device had programmed in it a route similar to the one which investigators believe the doomed flight took on its final voyage.
  • Australia goes two years without illegal boat arrival

    07/26/2016 7:33:43 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 20 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th July 2016 | Daniel Meers
    AUSTRALIA has officially gone two years without people smugglers successfully bringing an ­illegal boat into the country. ..... The government’s uncompromising turnback policy has led to 28 boats being turned around, with 700 people on board, since Operation Sovereign Borders was implemented when the Coalition came to power in 2013.... nobody has died at sea during the operation. ..... It is stark contrast to the 50,000 people who arrived illegally on more than 800 boats during six years of Labor. More than 1200 people died at sea during the period.....
  • Mystery ancient human ancestor found in Australasian family tree

    07/26/2016 2:56:25 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 19 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 25 July 2016 | Alice Klein
    Who’s your daddy? An unknown hominin species that bred with early human ancestors when they migrated from Africa to Australasia has been identified through genome mapping of living humans. The genome analysis also questions previous findings that modern humans populated Asia in two waves from their origin in Africa, finding instead a common origin for all populations in the Asia-Pacific region, dating back to a single out-of-Africa migration event. Modern humans first left Africa about 60,000 years ago, with some heading west towards Europe, and others flowing east into the Asia-Pacific region. Previous research looking at the genomes of people...
  • 6.1 'potentially tsunamigenic' quake hits off southern Australia

    07/25/2016 2:47:26 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    Russia Today ^ | July 25, 2016
    A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck near Australia, according to Geoscience Australia. The quake reportedly has the potential to cause a tsunami. Mag 6.1 Western Indian Antarctic Ridge, 25 July 2016, 18:58 (AEST). Lat/Long 49.36S, 126.0E. Depth 15km. Info is preliminary. — EarthquakesGA (@EarthquakesGA) July 25, 2016 The US Geological Survey (USGS) has put the quake at a 5.9, with a depth of 10km (6.2 miles). The quake struck at 8:58am GMT, 1704.1km (1058.8 miles) off the coast of Queenstown, Australia. DETAILS TO FOLLOW
  • A word of hope[charismatic Caucus]

    07/14/2016 6:55:18 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    You have nothing to fear for I "have" gone before you in this and I am God alone , no one can cross my line of defense and in this find Peace. You see you are in my hand and no one in the spiritual or the flesh can take you from me Be at Peace for it is here you rest even now ! Romans 8:31-39 Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did...
  • Secularism as Religious Indoctrination

    07/14/2016 3:40:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 14, 2016 | KENNETH CROWTHER
    Australia has a program in its schools that, at first glance, you’d have to be crazy to be against. It’s called Safe Schools, and it is an anti-bullying campaign.Well, at least that’s how it has been promoted.In reality, Safe Schools has become a pro-LGBTQI indoctrination system designed by one academic Marxist with hopes of replacing the Australian flag with a red one, and another who has, in academic theory, supported pedophilia. The program consists of: allowing students to wear whatever uniforms that they want; encouraging schools to allow bathroom use by any gender; promoting homosexual and transgender role-play in...
  • Australian opposition concedes defeat in tight election

    07/09/2016 10:07:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 10, 2016 12:44 AM EDT | Kristen Gelineau
    Australia’s opposition leader conceded defeat on Sunday in a chaotic national election that has left Australia in a state of political paralysis for more than a week, while officials scramble to sort out who, if anyone, actually won the tight race. Vote counting was still underway from the July 2 ballot, but opposition leader Bill Shorten said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s ruling conservative coalition would eventually secure enough seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives to retain power. […] With Shorten’s center-left Labor Party out of the running, just two options remain: Either the coalition will form a majority government...
  • The Mufti warns: criticise the imam and risk death

    07/06/2016 6:49:36 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 7th July 2016 | Andrew Bolt
    THE Grand Mufti of Australia has just proved that Pauline Hanson is right to feel threatened by Islam in this country. Ibrahim Abu Mohammad has written an astonishing letter warning that to criticise even a gay-hating imam is to risk inciting terrorist attacks against us. His inflammatory letter perfectly demonstrates why Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was a fool to hold an Iftar dinner for the Mufti and other troubling Muslim leaders during the election campaign. And Turnbull’s dinner — shown on all TV news bulletins — may explain why Hanson’s vote on Saturday was so high, helping her to win...
  • Matt Damon wants American guns confiscated ‘in one fell swoop’

    07/06/2016 6:54:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 6, 2016 | Larry O'Connor
    Matt Damon praised Australia’s gun laws while promoting his latest gun-toting Jason Bourne film in that country. “You guys did it here in one fell swoop, and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly,” the diminutive star said while pandering his way through the former British prison colony. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “Obviously, mass shootings aren’t going to do it. There have been so many of them at this point. Sandy Hook — when those children were murdered — if that didn’t do it, you know, I...
  • Gun-Toting Action Star Matt Damon Wants Australian-Style Gun Ban in U.S.

    07/05/2016 9:24:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/5/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun-toting action star Matt Damon of The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, and The Departed, says he wishes the U.S. would implement a gun ban similar to the one Australia implemented in the 1990s. Appearing in Sydney, Australia, for his latest gun-toting action film, Jason Bourne, Damon praised Australia’s gun ban and said he wishes the U.S. would follow the Aussies’ lead. According to Stuff, Damon said, “You guys did it here in one fell swoop and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- IC 4628: The Prawn Nebula

    07/05/2016 3:26:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    NASA ^ | Monday, July 04, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: South of Antares, in the tail of the nebula-rich constellation Scorpius, lies emission nebula IC 4628. Nearby hot, massive stars, millions of years young, radiate the nebula with invisible ultraviolet light, stripping electrons from atoms. The electrons eventually recombine with the atoms to produce the visible nebular glow, dominated by the red emission of hydrogen. At an estimated distance of 6,000 light-years, the region shown is about 250 light-years across, spanning an area equivalent to four full moons on the sky. The nebula is also cataloged as Gum 56 for Australian astronomer Colin Stanley Gum, but seafood-loving astronomers might...
  • Watch: Journalists Punched, Kicked, And Rammed With Car In Sweden’s ‘Little Mogadishu’ No-Go Zone

    03/20/2016 2:41:26 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Mar 2016 | LIAM DEACON
    An Australian TV station has released a shocking report showing its crew being attacked by masked men in a Stockholm suburb known as ‘Little Mogadishu’ due to its primarily Somali population. Since the report was filmed last month, Swedish police have dropped all charges, despite the migrants throwing missile and punches, fly kicking the journalist, and even running one over with a car. The Channel Nine crew and high-profile Australian news correspondent, Liz Hayes, had traveled to the Swedish capital to investigate how the migrant “overload” has affected Swedish society. Upon entering a migrant area, Rinkeby, they were quick to...
  • Brexit could mean VISA-FREE migration between Australia, UK, Canada and NZ

    07/04/2016 8:45:31 AM PDT · by urtax$@work · 17 replies
    Express Daily and Sunday ^ | Fri, Mar 18, 2016 | UPDATED: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 | Laura Mowat
    A Proposed free mobility labour zone between Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada has strong support, according to a poll. A survey commissioned by the Royal Commonwealth Society in London found that 70 per cent of Australians, 82 per cent of Kiwis, 58 per cent of Brits and 75 per cent of Canadians are in support of reciprocal open borders between [these UK] nations when it comes to living and working in them. If the UK exits the EU, it would no longer be bound by the EU’s free labour movement laws. end of except, i added in brackets...
  • Only Tony Abbott can fix what Malcolm Turnbull broke in the Liberal Party (Australia)

    07/03/2016 8:31:45 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 4th July 2016 | Andrew Bolt
    TONY Abbott must return as leader of the shattered Liberals after Saturday’s election disaster. ..... True, Abbott ideally needs months more to repair the image that a smart-arse media tore to shreds, feeding off his sometimes dumb mistakes. But who else but Abbott could hope to fix what Turnbull has just smashed? This election result has been a near-total catastrophe for the Liberals, who have been left without a mandate, platform, unity, honour or real power after letting Turnbull hijack their party last year. Turnbull, a man of the ABC Left, then ditched the Liberals’ base, Liberal principles and even...
  • Not Out Of Africa But Regional Continuity

    12/16/2005 11:03:02 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 5,700+ views
    Not Out of Africa but regional continuityA challenging idea about Human Evolution by Alan Thorne Mungo Lady Mungo Lady was delivered to Alan Thorne in a small cheap suitcase in 1968 when he was 28 years old. Her burned and shattered bones were embedded in six blocks of calcified sand. The field researchers who dug her up in a parched no-man's-land in southeastern Australia suspected that shewas tens of thousands of years old. 600 Bone Chips Almost every day for the next six months, he painstakingly freed her remains from the sand with a dental drill, prizing out more than...
  • Date For First Australians

    02/18/2003 3:58:38 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 319+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-18-2003
    Tuesday, 18 February, 2003, 16:57 GMT Date for first Australians The Mungo burials have cast doubt on "Out of Africa" A new analysis of Australia's oldest human remains suggests humans arrived on the continent about 50,000 years ago. The evidence is based on a re-examination of the so-called Mungo Man skeleton, unearthed in New South Wales (NSW) in 1974. Scientists say the individual was probably buried about 40,000 years ago, when humans had been living in the area for some 10,000 years. We find no evidence to support claims for human occupation or burials near 60 kyr ago James Bowler...
  • Genes Help Identify Oldest Human Population

    01/08/2002 3:29:31 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 1,455+ views
    New York Times ^ | 0108-2002 | Nicholas Wade
    January 8, 2002 Genes Help Identify Oldest Human Population By NICHOLAS WADE Peering deep into the archive of population history that is stored in the human genome, a Stanford University biologist believes he has picked up a genetic signature of the ancestral human population. The signature, a pattern of genetic changes on the male or Y chromosome, is apparent in some present- day Ethiopians and in the Khoisan, click language speakers who now live in South Africa. The researcher, Dr. Peter A. Underhill of Stanford University, believes these people may include descendants of the ancestral human population that occupied the ...
  • Ancient Seafarers' Tool Sites, Up to 12,000 Years Old, Discovered on California Island

    06/19/2016 5:35:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Western Digs ^ | June 2, 2016 | Blake de Pastino
    On a rugged island just offshore from Ventura County, archaeologists have turned up evidence of some of the oldest human activity in coastal Southern California. On Santa Cruz Island, the largest of the Channel Islands, researchers have found three sites scattered with ancient tool-making debris and the shells of harvested shellfish. The youngest of the three sites has been dated to 6,600 BCE, but based on the types of tools found at the other two, archaeologists say they may be as much as 11,000 to 12,000 years old. The artifacts are traces of what's known as the Island Paleocoastal culture,...
  • 'Pristine' Landscapes Haven't Existed For Thousands Of Years Due To Human Activity

    06/18/2016 2:47:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | June 6th, 2016 | University of Oxford
    It draws on fossil evidence showing Homo sapiens was present in East Africa around 195,000 years ago and that our species had dispersed to the far corners of Eurasia, Australia, and the Americas by 12,000 years ago. This increase in global human populations is linked with a variety of species extinctions, one of the most significant being the reduction by around two-thirds of 150 species of 'megafauna' or big beasts between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago, says the paper, with their disappearance having 'dramatic effects' on the structure of the ecosystem and seed dispersal. ...second... the advent of agriculture worldwide,...
  • From DNA Analysis, Clues to a Single Australian Migration

    05/10/2007 10:35:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 739+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 8, 2007 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Geneticists re-examining the first settlement of Australia and Papua-New Guinea by modern humans have concluded that the two islands were reached some 50,000 years ago by a single group of people who remained in substantial or total isolation until recent times. The finding, if upheld, would undermine assumptions that there have been subsequent waves of migration into Australia. Analyzing old and new samples of Aborigine DNA, which are hard to obtain because of governmental restrictions, the geneticists developed a detailed picture of the aborigines’ ancestry, as reflected in their Y chromosomes, found just in men, and their mitochondrial DNA, a...
  • Bus Stop An Execution Site...1500 Years Ago

    11/25/2005 4:07:31 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 1,036+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 11-26-2005 | Richard Macey
    Bus stop an execution site … 1500 years ago By Richard Macey November 26, 2005 Allen Madden and Dr Denise Donion of the University of Sydney with Octavia Man. Photo: Edwina Pickles HIS crime will probably never be known. But "he sure trod on someone's toes", said Allen Madden, cultural and heritage officer for the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council. In January, when EnergyAustralia workers laying cables in Ocean Street, Narrabeen, found human bones beneath a bus stop, they called police. The remains have since been identified as those of an Aborigine who died up to 1500 years ago. Next...