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  • Ann Coulter Was Right About George Soros!

    12/14/2010 5:03:54 AM PST · by AustralianConservative · 7 replies
    Pizza Trays & Beer Bottles ^ | December 14, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    - “It is sort of a disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out,” (The Independent, June 3, 1993 “THE BILLIONAIRE WHO BUILT ON CHAOS - GEORGE SOROS.”) Does this, in part, explain why my articles, and comments made by others have disappeared from the "Australian Conservative"? I'd like a written explanation. Here's Editor and Publisher, John Styles: Apology to George Soros On 30 November 2010 and 9 December 2010 The Australian Conservative published articles relating to drug laws in Australia...
  • Australians swoop in on U.S. foreclosures (Riding on commodity-driven export boom and strong AUD)

    10/29/2010 7:58:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Money ^ | 10/29/2010 | Steve Hargreaves
    On a recent Wednesday night, my wife and I found ourselves in an otherwise empty Beale Street bar surrounded by a group of Australian men. "You guys from here?" they asked cheerily. "You like the area? What do you do for work?" Despite the boozy surroundings, what could have been mistaken for friendly banter was actually research. The Australians were on a real estate tour of American cities, sussing them out before pulling the trigger on the latest trend in this hard-hit sector: snapping up foreclosed homes, renovating them, then renting them out. "America represents an opportunity, and Australians have...
  • Sex Party promises 'real action' for Australians

    07/20/2010 11:39:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/20/10 | AFP
    MELBOURNE (AFP) – The Australian Sex Party on Tuesday promised to spice up campaigning for next month's elections with a manifesto "unlike Australia had ever seen before". Party chief Fiona Patten launched a risque national campaign at a Melbourne bar, saying her policies "would make (opposition Leader) Tony Abbott's hair stand on end and would turn (Prime Minister) Julia Gillard's hair grey". prospective "We've always been forward and we actually enjoy real action," Patten said, mocking Gillard and Abbott's "Moving Australia Forward" and "Stand Up For Real Action" slogans. The party's policies include legalising euthanasia, decriminalising all drugs for personal...
  • 5,200 Australians bare all for photo shoot

    03/01/2010 9:11:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies · 2,357+ views
    AP ^ | March 1, 2010
    SYDNEY—About 5,200 naked people embraced each other on the steps of Sydney's iconic Opera House on Monday for a photo shoot by Spencer Tunick. Tunick, who is known for his nude group photos in public spaces, posed participants for more than an hour in a variety of positions. "It was difficult to get the straight participants to embrace the gay participants and vice versa," Tunick said. "So I was very happy that that last set up finally got done and everyone came together (in a) united, friendly kiss, a loving kiss in front of this great structure."
  • My Op-ed in The Australian

    09/20/2009 11:28:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,334+ views
    ALL THINGS COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | September 16, 2009, 3:56 am at 3:56 am | Leah Farrall, Australia
    My Op-ed in The Australian By Leah Farrall, Australia I have an op-ed piece out in today’s edition of The Australian called “Detentions come back to bite” It’s about Guantanamo blowback now having very real strategic consequences: the formation of a new strategy to kidnap civilians in Afghanistan in order to secure the release of prisoners taken by America. Sally Neighbour has a front page piece derived from my op-ed here “Afghan foreigner kidnap order by al Qaeda leader Mustafa Hamid”. I haven’t seen the broadsheet yet, so I’m not sure if the photos I provided of Hamid are on...
  • Australians refused insurance because of poor genes

    03/09/2009 10:04:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 623+ views
    News Break ^ | 3/9/09 | staff
    Australians have been refused insurance protection because of their genetic make-up, researchers have shown in the first study in the world to provide proof of genetic discrimination
  • Trial of Muslims grips Australians

    12/02/2008 4:28:51 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 344+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | November 30, 2008 | Michael Deibert
    Australians are closely following the trial of five Muslims charged with plotting a terrorist attack on Australian soil. While few details have been released about the target of the plot, the prosecution says the men tried to obtain sulfuric acid, acetone and other chemicals that could be used in explosives and that they buried weapons and ammunition in the Blue Mountains near Sydney. Police raids on the homes of the five, who were arrested in 2005 and face life in prison if convicted, are said to have turned up a trove of extremist literature and videos. The trial, which started...
  • Special Operations Task Group Soldiers Wounded In Afghanistan

    09/02/2008 9:03:15 PM PDT · by Flavius · 3 replies · 94+ views
    Australian Government ^ | 9/3/08 | Australian Government
    <p>Nine Australian Special Forces soldiers have been wounded in action during an overnight battle with Taliban extremists in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.</p> <p>The soldiers were part of an ongoing Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) operation to disrupt Taliban extremist command and control networks at the time of the incident.</p>
  • Britons Can Trace Australian Ancestors Online

    06/04/2008 4:54:49 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 72+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-4-2008 | Graham Tibbetts
    Britons can trace Australian ancestors online Last Updated: 11:18AM BST 04/06/2008 Sixteen million Britons related to free settlers who colonised Australia will be able to trace their ancestors online from today.AP Records list the Irish ancestors of Nicole Kidman Although often portrayed as a nation of convicts, Australia's early population was largely based on immigrants who voluntarily sailed from Britain in search of a better life. The details of 9 million people who arrived in New South Wales between 1826 and 1922 are to be made available. More than 2 million of them were free settlers from Britain leaving behind...
  • Ice Age Australians Sheltered In Caves

    09/24/2007 10:07:17 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 91+ views
    ABC Science ^ | 9-24-2007 | Anna Salleh
    Ice age Australians sheltered in caves Anna Salleh ABC Science Online Monday, 24 September 2007 Why would Aboriginal Tasmanians flock to one of the coldest parts of the island during an ice age? One researcher says it was to shelter from the wind in caves and steep valleys (Image: Ian Gilligan) Ice age Aboriginal Australians protected themselves from bitterly cold winds by flocking to caves in one of the most inhospitable parts of the continent, says an archaeologist. Ian Gilligan, a postgraduate researcher from the Australian National University, lays out his argument in the current issue of the journal Antiquity....
  • Lebanon charges two Australians with terror offences

    07/04/2007 2:09:38 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 445+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | July 04 2007 | Radio Australia
    Excerpt from report by Radio Australia on 4 July Lebanese authorities have now laid terrorism charges against two Australians who they have had locked up for more than a week. They are Ibrahim Sabouh and Omar Hadba. Two other Australians arrested at the same time have been released without charge in the past 24 hours. Mohammed Basal [phonetic] and the boxing champion Ahmed Elomar have returned to their families in northern Lebanon. Mr Elomar says he was blindfolded, handcuffed and beaten during interrogation. All four men had been accused of supplying weapons to terrorists. [passage omitted] Source: Radio Australia, Melbourne,...
  • Australians 'worst Muslim haters'

    04/06/2007 11:10:50 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 95 replies · 1,965+ views
    News.com.au | Herald Sun ^ | 4/7/07 | Carly Crawford
    FIREBRAND Islamic convert Yvonne Ridley has accused Australians of being among the worst Muslim haters in the world. As millions of Australians celebrated Easter, they were branded Islamophobes by the outspoken British woman. She believes Australian attitudes to Islam are hardening faster than any other nation. "I'm deeply shocked," Ms Ridley said. "It's not what it was when I was last here three years ago. "I've visited over 20 different countries in the last three years and Australia is the most shocking in terms of deterioration." Ms Ridley, 48, will speak about Islamophobia today at a controversial Muslim conference at...
  • Australians work to better Iraq (HUZZAH for the DIGGERS!)

    10/30/2006 4:41:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 295+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Major John McPherson
    Some of the Australian Defence Force personnel embedded within the Coalition at Camp Victory. Photo by Maj. John McPherson. BAGHDAD -- A small group of Australian Defence Force people working in and around Baghdad are making a big difference to the progress of the Coalition in the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Iraq. They are an unusual group in that they are embedded into elements of the Multi-National Force - Iraq headquarters, which is ran by the U.S., and with Americans and a number of other nationalities.Based predominantly out of the Camp Victory’s Al Faw Palace - with a number within...
  • It's like JFK or Diana for kids: mother

    09/05/2006 3:15:10 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 105 replies · 1,603+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | September 5, 2006 | SMH Staff
    Steve Irwin had such a profound impact on children that many parents believe his tragic death will be a landmark for kids in the way the deaths of John F Kennedy and Princess Diana were for adults. Many younger Australians were grieving for the Crocodile Hunter as if they had lost a member of their own family, parents say. "This guy has been in our lounge room for years," said one Sydney mother who has been consoling her tearful primary schooler since breaking the news the TV wildlife enthusiast had died after a stingray barb punctured his chest while filming...
  • Australian strippers win right to meal breaks in new workplace rules

    03/17/2006 8:10:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies · 1,120+ views
    AP ^ | March 17, 2006 | AP
    SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Australian strippers have won the right to take time off after taking their clothes off. The country's Industrial Relations Commission on Friday approved new workplace rules for members of the strippers union, the Striptease Artists Australia. "We've got rights to have public holiday pay now, which we've never had in our career before," said a union spokeswoman called Mystical Melody. "We've got rosters and set hours. We can't work more than 10 hours a shift."
  • Six Australians feared killed in Egypt

    01/11/2006 1:57:19 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 7 replies · 397+ views
    The Age ^ | 11 January 2006
    At least six Australians, including a child, are feared dead after their tour bus crashed outside the Egyptian capital Cairo in bad weather. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said at least 24 people were injured, and it was assumed that those killed and hurt were Australian, or largely Australian. Reuters reported that the fatalities were five males and one woman, and that the injured were taken to Al-Haram hospital. The bus was one of two carrying police officers and their families, from Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory, on a goodwill tour. The second bus was not involved in the accident....
  • Hobbits May Be Earliest Australians

    12/07/2005 3:01:40 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 747+ views
    The Australian ^ | 12-8-2005 | Carmelo Amalfi/Leigh Dayton
    Hobbits may be earliest Australians Carmelo Amalfi and Leigh Dayton December 08, 2005 THE tiny hobbit-like humans of Indonesia may have lived in Australia before they became extinct about 11,000 years ago. The startling claim comes from archaeologist Mike Morwood, leader of the team that in 2003 uncovered remains of the 1m-tall hominid at Liang Bua cave on Indonesia's Flores island. They believe the pint-size person - known officially as Homo floresiensis and unofficially as the "Hobbit" - was wiped out by a volcanic eruption that spared their Homo sapiens neighbours. Speaking at a public lecture in Perth, Professor Morwood...
  • Australians Win Nobel For Linking Bug To Ulcers

    10/03/2005 1:24:28 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies · 1,463+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-3-2005 | Andy Coghan
    Australians win Nobel for linking bug to ulcers 13:56 03 October 2005 NewScientist.com news service Andy Coghlan Two Australians have won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for establishing that bacteria cause stomach ulcers, it was announced on Monday. Working at the Royal Perth Hospital, Barry Marshall and Robin Warren established beyond all doubt in the 1980s that Helicobacter pylori causes stomach ulcers by infecting and aggravating the gut lining. Moreover, they showed that ulcers could be cured altogether by killing the bacteria with antibiotics. Hitherto, ulcers had been considered uncurable. Instead, patients' symptoms were treated with a...
  • Troops revel in security job-(Aussies holding the line)

    06/03/2005 5:50:53 PM PDT · by Flavius · 1 replies · 211+ views
    Herlad Sun ^ | 04jun05 | na
    JUST as the lights came on, the shooting started. Scattered shots rang across the evening desert of southern Iraq, followed by a more prolonged fusillade with tracer rounds arcing across the darkening sky. Members of an Australian army patrolling a few hundred metres away weren't concerned. "It's the wedding party," one explained. "They start up when the electricity comes on." In a country awash with weapons, particularly the ubiquitous AK-47, it's customary for festivities to be marked by firing guns into the air. So long as they don't point them towards Australian soldiers, there's no problem. Far bigger concerns for...
  • Jemaah Islamiah assassins hunting for Australians and Westerners

    06/10/2004 12:38:43 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 176+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 11 2004 | Cameron Stewart, John Kerin and Sian Powell
    AN assassination squad of Jemaah Islamiah terrorists is believed to have slipped into Indonesia to target Australian diplomats, businesspeople and other Westerners. The move by JI, the group responsible for the Bali bombings, may signal a dramatic shift from general bombings to assassinations. A group of operatives, trained to carry out assassinations, has arrived in Indonesian in recent weeks through East Kalimantan province from Mindanao in the southern Philippines, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. At the top of their target list are the Australian, American and British ambassadors, as well as other senior officials from those...
  • Australian sailors to help train Iraqis

    01/23/2004 8:36:30 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 135+ views
    Australia is to increase its military presence in Iraq, sending 12 sailors to help rebuild the Iraqi Navy. The Australian sailors will be deployed to the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr next month to help establish a coastal defence force. They will work with British and US Navy personnel in training Iraqi sailors and navy personnel in patrol boat and small vessel operations. Defence Minister Robert Hill has also announced that Australian air traffic controllers deployed at Baghdad International Airport in the wake of the Iraq war will now stay until May. But 61 members of the security team that...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Bougainville Campaign (11/1/1943 - 9/3/1945) - Oct 21st, 2003

    10/21/2003 12:02:11 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 117 replies · 1,459+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Date For First Australians

    02/18/2003 3:58:38 PM PST · by blam · 6 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...
  • Australian PM Howard: 'Why I had to send them'

    01/23/2003 5:12:03 PM PST · by knighthawk · 33 replies · 314+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 24 2003
    PRIME Minister John Howard yesterday experienced his career's most tearful farewell to battle units -- determined to convince voters they had to be deployed. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, Mr Howard said Australia might have to join the US in an attack on Baghdad even if the UN failed to ratify a military solution. "I think you could well have a situation where you could read the UN's assessment either way or several ways," the Prime Minister said. He said it was vital to make an example of Iraq to prevent rogue nations feeling they could develop...
  • Hand to Hand (Australian SAS and US Special Forces go Baghdad)

    01/15/2003 4:47:47 PM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 442+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 16 2003 | BRAD CLIFTON
    AUSTRALIA'S elite forces could be among the first to enter a nightmarish urban warfare campaign if a conflict with Iraq takes place on the streets of Baghdad. Australian Special Forces and their American counterparts have been training in specially built mock-town compounds in the Middle East in preparation for close-combat battles. The war grew closer yesterday with US President George Bush warning he was "sick and tired" of Saddam Hussein's "games and deception" and that the dictator's "time is running out". Experts believe pitched house-to-house battles in congested city areas would be the favoured tactic of Hussein's regime in a...
  • Bali service: Police warn mourners (terror waring)

    11/14/2002 2:57:27 PM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 186+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | November 15 2002 | RORY CALLINAN in Bali and MICHELLE CAZZULINO
    POLICE fear Islamic terrorists could target a ceremony attended by Australians at the Bali bomb site today. Bali police confirmed yesterday they had received warnings of an attack on a purification ceremony to be attended by more than 30 families of victims of the October 12 bombing. Indonesian chief investigator, Inspector General Made Pastika, confirmed police were hunting six more men connected to the bombing. He said he was "very worried" about being unable to find 900kg of explosives missing from the terrorist's arsenal. Bali police chief Budi Setyawan confirmed he was aware of an intelligence report warning of a...
  • Australians Urged To Leave Indonesia

    10/17/2002 5:33:52 AM PDT · by blam · 133+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-17-2002
    Thursday, 17 October, 2002, 11:48 GMT 12:48 UK Australians urged to leave Indonesia Australia has urged all its citizens still in Indonesia to leave the country, following "disturbing new threats" in the wake of Saturday's bomb carnage in the holiday resort of Bali. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer told parliament the new warning of generic terrorist threats was "based on intelligence material we received a number of hours ago". Our nation has been changed by this event The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, said he was determined to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice. "What occurred on Saturday night...
  • BBC - Australians in shock after Bali attack

    10/13/2002 7:15:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies · 212+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | 10-13-02 | Dominic Hughes - BBC Sydney
    This Bali bomb attack has come as an enormous shock to the Australian public, as friends and relatives of the hundreds of people visiting the Indonesian island anxiously wait for news. Helpline numbers UK Foreign Office: 0207 008 0000 Australian Foreign Affairs Department: 1800 002 214 or +61 2 6261 3305 New Zealand Foreign Ministry: 0800 432 111 Office of US Citizens' Services: (202) 647 5225/5226 Australians are accustomed to viewing themselves as insulated from dangers faced elsewhere in the world by virtue of the country's remoteness. But the Prime Minister John Howard, with his voice close to breaking, has...