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  • Islamist Teen Pleads Guilty to Kangaroo Pouch Bomb Plot

    06/30/2016 8:57:42 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/30/16 | Jim Hoft
    In January an Aussie Islamist teen was arrested for planning an ISIS kangaroo bomb attack. The teen planned to paint a kangaroo with the ISIS flag, fill its pouch with bombs and let it loose on Aussie police on Anzac Day. On Thursday Sevdet Besim pleaded guilty to the kangaroo bomb plot. The Daily Star reported: An Australian teenager accused of discussing packing a kangaroo with explosives and setting it loose on police is facing life behind bars after pleading guilty Thursday to planning a terrorist act.Sevdet Besim was arrested in Melbourne last year when he was 18 and accused...
  • Jump-Kicking Kangaroo Ruptures Woman’s Breast Implants

    06/01/2016 7:54:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | May 31, 2016 | Warner Todd Huston
    A woman who was cycling in Australia reported to authorities she was attacked by a kangaroo with a jump-kick that hit her so hard it burst her breast implants. Sharon Heinrich said that she and a friend were biking along a public trail in Clare Valley in South Australia when the kangaroo began to chase them. The 45-year-old cyclist said as the two began to ride past the beast, it gave chase then leapt at them first using its powerful legs to slam into her and then springing off to hit her companion, Helen Salter, 47. Both were knocked off...
  • [Video]: You've been warned -- over cuteness!!! [Too much cuteness]

    03/25/2016 5:38:10 AM PDT · by Maceman · 7 replies
    Endless sweetness…A baby kangaroo during lunch time
  • Photo Of Rare Albino Kangaroo Seen In The Wild Blows Up The Internet

    02/19/2016 2:04:25 PM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies
    AOL News ^ | 02/19/2016 | AOL News
    Australia has a lush supply of regular kangaroos, but the albinos among the species are quite a rarity. On January 31st, Rosemary Faehrmann was driving with her husband in South Australia when she spotted one of the fair creatures. She did what any human of sound mind would do –- jumped out of the car immediately and snapped a picture. Faehrmann told GeoBeats of the experience, "The kangaroo jumped along the fenceline towards us, then stopped for a look –- which is when I took a couple of photos. It then continued on its way. There were lots of normal,...
  • Australian ISIS fan planned 'Kangaroo bomb'

    01/28/2016 9:28:21 AM PST · by Lera · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/28/2016 | Ari Yashar
    19-year-old on trial for plot to 'pack' kangaroo with explosives and set it loose on police officers on veteran's day. Islamic State (ISIS) inspired jihadists have come up with creative terror attack plans in the past, but one 19-year-old in Australia who appeared in court Thursday topped them all by planning to launch a "kangaroo bomb." According to court documents Sevdet Ramadan Besim of Hallam, to the southeast of Melbourne, planned to "pack" a kangaroo with explosives, paint an ISIS symbol on it and then unleash it on police officers in Melbourne for Anzac Day, Australia and New Zealand's veteran's...
  • Kangaroo in heartbreaking 'grieving' photos may actually have killed its mate

    01/14/2016 8:24:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 14, 2016 | Helena Horton
    Pictures of a dead kangaroo dying in the arms of a male kangaroo, while her joey looked on, touched the hearts of many this week. It looked as if the marsupials were showing human-like emotion as the female kangaroo passed away. However, it looks as if this story has taken a shocking twist. Experts have said the male kangaroo may not have been mourning after all.
  • Millions of Years of Evolution Equal Engineering?

    05/14/2014 9:02:19 AM PDT · by fishtank · 29 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 14, 2014 | Brian Thomas
    Millions of Years of Evolution Equal Engineering? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Increasing numbers of innovative researchers borrow from biology when they examine and incorporate living systems into man-made designs. We know how man-made designs originate— people design them. But what about living designs? Two recent biomimicry research programs let slip major logic errors when accounting for the origin of the creatures they copy: the seahorse and kangaroo. In a video posted online about a year ago, researchers led by the University of California's Joanna McKittrick were seen mimicking the seahorse tail's expert balance between flexibility and rigidity in their...
  • Turkey Decrees Kangaroo & Grasshoppers 'Halal' Food; But Badgers, Martens, Weasels ... Not So Good

    03/11/2014 7:51:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | March/11/2014 | Meltem Özgenç
    Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate says Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) has issued a fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.” “Islamic scholars agree that ‘halal’ animals that are not mentioned in the Quran and in the hadith [the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad] are those that don’t eat feces and carcasses, and which are therefore neither wild nor coarse,” the Diyanet’s High Committee of Religious Affairs said in response to a citizen’s question. As such, the fatwa continues, kangaroo is classified in the...
  • Something you don't see everyday

    09/06/2013 10:32:45 PM PDT · by MrDaddyLongLegs · 18 replies
    Queensland Country Life ^ | 07/09/2013 | mrdaddylonglegs
    BUSINESS FOR SALE Kangaroo Scrotum Souvenirs Manufacturing business for sale.
  • Actor who voiced Bunny Rabbit and Mr. Moose on 'Captain Kangaroo' dies at 86

    08/07/2013 6:31:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    Today ^ | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    Character actor and puppeteer Gus "Cosmo" Allegretti, who voiced such "Captain Kangaroo" characters as Bunny Rabbit, Mr. Moose, Grandfather Clock, and Dancing Bear, has died, the Los Angeles Times reports. Allegretti died of emphysema on July 26, though his death wasn't publicized until Wednesday. Allegretti played numerous characters on the long-running Emmy-winning children's show, which featured the late Bob Keeshan as Captain Kangaroo. Allegretti himself created Bunny Rabbit, a bespectacled bunny who tricked the Captain into giving up his carrots, and Mr. Moose, whose corny jokes resulted in a shower of ping-pong balls falling on the Captain's head. He also...
  • In Zimmerman Trial, Prosecution Witnesses Bolster Self-Defense Claims (the New York Times?)

    06/30/2013 8:14:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 30, 2013 | Lizette Alvarez
    As the trial of George Zimmerman enters its second week on Monday, it appears that the prosecution is struggling to meet the burden of proving him guilty of second-degree murder, legal analysts said. The first week of the trial featured testimony from prosecution witnesses that in many instances bolstered Mr. Zimmerman’s argument of self-defense rather than the state’s case, the analysts said. “When you are talking about state witnesses as if they are defense witnesses, that is a problem for the State of Florida,” said Diana Tennis, a prominent Orlando defense lawyer who is following the case. “And any time...
  • Day 15 (Week #3) Zimmerman Trial – Witness Discussion Thread

    06/28/2013 5:14:39 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 1,476 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 28, 2013 | Sundance
    Today, June 28th, is DAY #15 (of 3rd week) State of Florida V. George Zimmerman case. [Yesterday] … it was simply not a very good day at all for the prosecution. The primary State witnesses today were Rachel Jeantel, Jenna Lauer, and Selma Mora. The first had her credibility substantively destroyed, the second was powerfully–almost humiliatingly–co-opted by the defense, and the third provided testimony entirely consistent with the defense’s theory of lawful self-defense. (continue reading)
  • Kangaroo Court: Obama Defies Congress, Endangers U.S. by Bringing bin Laden Son-in-Law to New York

    03/07/2013 10:30:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/7/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    He is an unlawful enemy combatant, captured on foreign soil while engaged in hostilities against the United States. He belongs in the military justice system and detention facility established by Congress in accordance with the Constitution and the Supreme Court. Yet President Barack Obama has brought Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, to face a civilian trial on U.S. soil in federal court in New York City. In so doing, President Obama has defied the express will of Congress, which already refused to transfer foreign terror suspects from the Guantánamo Bay prison to the U.S. at the beginning...
  • George Zimmerman lawyer: No 'stand your ground' hearing in April [St. Trayvon's Girlfriend Lied]

    03/05/2013 10:51:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    orlando sentinel ^ | 3/5/13 | Rene Stutzman, Jeff Wiener
    George Zimmerman's "stand your ground" hearing will not begin April 22 as planned, after his lawyer Mark O'Mara told a judge this morning he will not need the court time she'd set aside... Attorneys for George Zimmerman were expected to ask his judge this morning to order the state's most important witness, the young Miami woman who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin just before he was shot, to produce medical records. However, defense lawyer Don West made a startling claim shortly after the hearing began: The state had revealed, before the hearing, that there are no medical records....
  • Broward Finds Nearly 1,000 Ballots Days After Election

    11/14/2012 2:56:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | November 13, 2012
    Florida’s fiasco on Election Day is getting worse. Broward elections workers Monday said they found 963 unaccounted-for ballots a week after the election was over. Members of the Broward County Canvassing Board were told the ballots were put in the wrong place. Election department workers spent the day counting them and adding their results to the final totals.
  • Kangaroo escapes with help of fox and boar

    08/13/2012 2:48:06 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 13 August 2012 10.48 EDT | unattributed
    A kangaroo is on the run in Germany after breaking out of a wildlife park, with a fox and a wild boar as his suspected accomplices. *** Hoffmann said the kangaroos got out of their enclosure after a young fox snuck into the park and dug a hole next to the cage's fencing. Two of the three were then able to escape the park entirely through another hole dug by a wild boar...
  • Woman says kangaroo ‘stalked’ her for two days before attacking(Australia)

    05/30/2012 1:16:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies ^ | 29 May, 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    An Australian woman says she was "stalked" for two days by an angry kangaroo, which finally attacked, leaving her with a 12-inch scar. "It was lucky it was cool weather and I had two layers of clothing; otherwise it could have been worse," Kirrily McWilliams said. The (Sydney) Daily Telegraph reports that McWilliams called the National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) to report that the female eastern gray kangaroo was lurking outside her home, in Port Macquarie in New South Wales. But wildlife officials reportedly told her to simply ignore the kangaroo and that it would move on. Instead, the...
  • Anonymous donor buys insurance for Okla. kangaroo

    04/22/2011 9:40:42 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 2+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 22
    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma woman says an anonymous "angel" has bought a $50,000 insurance policy to help her keep her kangaroo as a therapy pet. The Broken Arrow city council is deciding whether to grant Christie Carr an exemption and allow her to keep the partially paralyzed kangaroo named Irwin. Having the insurance policy for any injuries inflicted by Irwin would be among the exemption requirements.
  • I'll die if I can't stay with my kangaroo 'son', says Oklahoma woman Christie Carr

    04/20/2011 7:56:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 20, 2011 | Neil Keene
    WITH a wardrobe full of designer suits, a cupboard packed with treats and a car booster seat, Irwin the kangaroo is not your average household pet. To American owner Christie Carr of Broken Arrow Oklahoma, he's more like a child, worthy of 24/7 care and snacks of cheese puffs and popcorn, reported The Daily Telegraph. The 15-month-old red kangaroo was paralysed after suffering a broken neck and brain damage in a wildlife sanctuary accident a year ago. Since then Ms Carr has been devoted to Irwin - named after wildlife crusader Steve Irwin - taking him everywhere she goes. He...
  • Into The Wild: The Elusive Tree Kangaroo (video)

    09/07/2010 9:50:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 6, 2010
    The endangered tree kangaroo of Papua New Guinea captured on film.

    04/03/2010 10:36:19 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 20 replies · 1,199+ views
    PHOTOBUCKET ^ | April 3, 2010 | swampsniper
    X rated kangaroo porn
  • US 'Aussie' show knocks a kangaroo around for laughs

    03/05/2010 4:32:55 PM PST · by myknowledge · 18 replies · 691+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 6, 2010 | Chelsea White
    IT IS an image that will leave every Australian sick to the stomach. Our national mascot dressed in shorts and boxing gloves with a rope tied around its chest, goaded into boxing with a human clown. One of Australia's most iconic symbols is reduced to a cruel and insulting comedy act - all in front of an audience cheering for more. Welcome to BorderFest - a US festival in Hidalgo, Texas, designed to "celebrate" all things Australian.
  • US festival 'uses roo in boxing show'

    03/05/2010 4:21:07 PM PST · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 351+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 6, 2010
    A red kangaroo that is goaded into fighting a human clown is the star attraction at a festival in the US designed to celebrate Australia. The Daily Telegraph reports that the BorderFest festival in Hidalgo, Texas, features an event called Rocky Show Circus, involving two kangaroos and their owner, Javier Martinez, who dons the clownsuit. The festival is sponsored by Kraft, the US owners of Vegemite. The report says Mr Martinez baits the kangaroo by pushing it and poking it before placing it in a headlock. If Rocky fights back too much, Mr Martinez's wife Sandra restrains it using a...
  • Cop shoots kangaroo in street

    01/26/2010 5:00:08 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 50 replies · 1,090+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 27th January 2010
    A DEBATE has erupted between the RSPCA and Police Association over a policeman's decision to shoot an injured kangaroo. The image shows a police cocking the trigger and pointing his revolver at an injured kangaroo in a Melbourne street. It was an emotional scene for animal lovers and wildlife carers, a scene that could have only one result. The big kangaroo was hit by a car and severely injured before struggling on to tram tracks in Plenty Rd, Bundoora. Police phoned for an animal ranger to assess the kangaroo and its badly broken leg, but there was no one available....
  • Startled roo tries to drown man, dog

    11/23/2009 10:46:39 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 929+ views
    news ^ | November 23, 2009
    A VICTORIAN man was almost drowned by a kangaroo after he dived into his farm dam to save his pet dog. Chris Rickard, 49, of Arthurs Creek, is being assessed by Austin Hospital surgeons after being mauled by the 1.5m roo at 9am (AEDT). He only managed to end the attack when he elbowed the kangaroo in the throat as it tried to hold him under water, The Herald Sun reported. By then he had already suffered a deep gash across his abdomen as the kangaroo tried to disembowel him with its hind legs, as well as a deep gash...
  • Chaos from Russian roo ban

    07/30/2009 11:44:11 PM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 1 replies · 349+ views
    Weekly Times Now ^ | July 31, 2009 | David McKenzie
    KANGAROO numbers could explode due to a Russian ban on roo meat exports from Australia, farm leaders say. Queensland farm body AgForce has warned of an environmental disaster and threats to the viability of regional communities. Russia suspended meat imports from about 24 Australian processing plants on the basis of new health standards. The move, to start next month, affects all kangaroo meat exports, as well as some beef, sheep meat and other game meat. AgForce sheep and wool president Brent Finlay said kangaroo harvesting and exporting would not be viable without the Russian market, which takes about 70 per...
  • Menagerie keeper adds 'roo pouch to outfits

    07/20/2009 5:42:48 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 4 replies · 441+ views
    Christina Cooper's constant companion these days is a foundling kangaroo named Skippy, who was rejected by his mother at a wildlife park in Folsom. Inside the canvas carryall over Cooper's shoulder is an artificial kangaroo pouch for the 6-month-old red kangaroo. It's demanding duty - Skippy must be fed every four hours.
  • Drowning kangaroo rescued from surf on the Gold Coast

    05/13/2009 1:17:27 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 4 replies · 503+ views
    news ^ | May 14, 2009 | By Geoff Shearer
    QUEENSLAND father of three has put Bondi Rescue, Bondi Vet and Steve Irwin to shame with an early morning rescue of a drowning kangaroo off a tourist beach. Neil McCallum, 48, was on a morning walk with his son, Jazz, 15, about 6am (AEST) on Tuesday along Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast when a juvenile roo bounded across his path, jumped into the surf and started swimming out to sea. Concerned that two hammerhead sharks had been in the same spot in recent days, the pair kept an eye on the roo until it got caught in a rip,...
  • Kangaroo Survives Arrow in Head

    05/11/2009 2:49:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 606+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 11 May 2009
    An Australian kangaroo shot through the head with an arrow is expected to make a full recovery, wildlife officers say. The injured kangaroo was found on Thursday in parklands near Melbourne's outer suburb, where it is believed to have survived for up to a week. Melbourne Zoo vet Michael Lynch says he will monitor the kangaroo for the next three weeks but remains optimistic. Wildlife Victoria has posted a Aus$10,000 ( US$7,600, £5,000) reward to find the person responsible. Wildlife Victoria spokeswoman Fiona Corke, said the kangaroo was rescued just days after another kangaroo was found with an arrow in...
  • Where's my Mummy? The Baby Kangaroo who Fell out of her Pouch After Mother was Scared by an Emu

    04/16/2009 11:01:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 802+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th April 2009
    With her huge furrry ears and long, quivering nose, baby kangaroo Tijana is utterly adorable. But her unarguable cuteness hides a rather unfortunate start to her short life. At just a few weeks old, the tiny creature tumbled from the pouch of her mother, who had been terrified by an emu. Tijana, who lives at Belgrade Zoo, in Serbia, had to be retrieved by staff and is now being handreared. She is still so young she cannot survive outside of a pouch and must stay in a special incubator, where the temperature remains a constant 35C. Biologists have also made...
  • Skippy surprises scientists

    01/19/2009 1:04:36 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 46 replies · 906+ views
    CMI ^ | Carl Wieland
    Skippy surprises scientists by Carl Wieland 20 January 2009 Feeling jumpy? It may not be from what you think. Researchers at Australia’s government-backed Centre of Excellence for Kangaroo Genomics have mapped the genetic code of these marsupials, and were surprised at the amazing similarity to that of humans...
  • Customer Describes Fatal Shooting Of Robbery Suspect

    01/07/2009 6:48:37 PM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 35 replies · 1,193+ views
    WFTV-TV ^ | 1/6/2009 | Staff
    OCOEE, Fla. -- An eyewitness saw a robber brutally beating a store clerk in Ocoee, so he pulled a gun out of his car at the Kangaroo gas station on Franklin Street (see map) and fatally shot the robber. That witness talked to Eyewitness News about his decision to pull the trigger and said he'd shoot that robber again if he had to (watch full interview). He's a regular at the store and said he was coming to buy some cigarettes when he heard the clerk screaming. He told Eyewitness News he not only grabbed his cell phone to call...
  • How kangaroo burgers could save the planet (Are the family pets next?)

    01/04/2009 4:06:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies · 1,406+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12/25/08 | Bijal Trivedi
    How kangaroo burgers could save the planet25 December 2008 by Bijal Trivedi COWS, sheep and goats may seem like innocent victims of humanity's appetite for meat, but when it comes to climate change they have a dark secret. Forget cars, planes or even power stations, some of the world's worst greenhouse gas emitters wander idly across rolling pastures chewing the cud, oblivious to the fact that their continuous belching (and to a lesser degree, farting) is warming the planet. Take New Zealand, where 34.2 million sheep, 9.7 million cattle, 1.4 million deer and 155,000 goats emit 48 per cent of...
  • Charge Laid Relating to Death of Presumed Insurgent (Canadian Forces, Helmand Province, Afghanistan)

    01/02/2009 2:08:43 PM PST · by Clive · 8 replies · 484+ views
    DND/Canadian Forces ^ | 2009-01-02 | (press release)
    News Release Charge Laid Relating to Death of Presumed Insurgent CFNIS 2009-01 - January 2, 2009 OTTAWA – The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) has charged one military officer late yesterday with an offence relating to the death of a presumed insurgent in Helmand Province on or about October 19, 2008. Captain Robert Semrau was charged with one count of second-degree murder, contrary to Section 130 of the National Defence Act, pursuant to Section 235(1) of the Criminal Code. Captain Semrau was a member of the Operational Mentor and Liaison Team at the time of the incident. He is...
  • Three jailed for kangaroo T-shirts in court[Singapore]

    12/02/2008 9:42:45 AM PST · by BGHater · 10 replies · 491+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01 Dec 2008 | Reuters
    Three Singaporeans were jailed on Thursday after being charged with contempt of court for showing up at Singapore's Supreme Court wearing T-shirts depicting kangaroos in judges robes. Isrizal Bin Mohamed Isa and Muhammad Shafi'ie Syahmi Bin Sariman were sentenced to seven days' jail, while Tan Liang Joo John received 15 days imprisonment. They were each ordered to pay S$5,000 ($3,305) in costs. Tan is the Assistant Secretary-General of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party, led by Chee Soon Juan. The three had worn the T-shirts at a court hearing in May to determine the damages that Chee Soon Juan and his...
  • Kangaroos 'are closely related to humans'

    11/18/2008 6:42:33 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies · 677+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 | unattributed
    Humans and kangaroos are close cousins on the evolutionary tree sharing a common ancestor 150 million years ago, according to Australian researchers. Scientists have mapped the genetic code of the Australian marsupials for the first time and found large chunks of DNA are the same. 'There are a few differences, we have a few more of this, a few less of that, but they are the same genes and a lot of them are in the same order,'  said Jenny Graves, director of the Centre of Excellence for Kangaroo Genomics. 'We thought they'd be completely scrambled, but they're not....
  • Australians Told to Eat Kangaroo to Fight Climate Change

    10/02/2008 8:02:06 AM PDT · by Justice Department · 34 replies · 624+ views
    foxnews ^ | October 02, 2008
    "Australians should replace beef and lamb on the dinner table with kangaroo to fight climate change, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's chief climate-change adviser says. Professor Ross Garnaut has suggested in his final report on climate change that the nation's farmers should switch to the low-emission meat. He also suggests Australian families should give up beef and eat more kangaroo."
  • Woman savaged by kangaroo saved by dog -- son

    07/19/2008 5:06:37 PM PDT · by decimon · 53 replies · 227+ views
    AFP ^ | Jul 19, 2008 | Unknown
    SYDNEY, Australia -- An elderly Australian woman knocked over and savaged by a large kangaroo on her farm was saved when a dog rushed to her aid and chased the animal away, her son said Saturday. Rosemary Neal, from western New South Wales, was attacked by a male kangaroo estimated to be up to two meters (six feet, six inches) tall and weighing 100 kilograms (220 pounds) as she crossed a field to check her horses, her son Darren said. "The kangaroo has just jumped up and launched straight at her. He hit her once and she just dropped and...
  • Dog Comes To Rescue Of Baby kangaroo

    03/31/2008 3:03:20 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,045+ views
    Dog comes to the rescue of baby kangaroo Last Updated: 5:52pm BST 31/03/2008 A dog has rescued a tiny baby kangaroo, gently carrying it to safety in its mouth after the joey's mother was killed by car. Rex the dog found the four-month-old joey in the pouch of its dead mother and carried it to safety Rex, the German short-haired pointer cross, was walking with his owner, Leonie Allan, near the Bells Beach in Torquay, on Australia's south coast, when they passed a dead kangaroo. The marsupials are often killed while crossing busy roads, so Mrs Allan thought nothing of...
  • Kangaroo pie on menu as activists protest Aussie cull

    03/17/2008 5:05:19 PM PDT · by Siberian-psycho · 40 replies · 643+ views
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Most Australians have eaten kangaroo meat and the best way of getting them to eat more of the national animal is to turn it into pies, mince and gourmet deli meat, researchers have found. ADVERTISEMENT The findings, published in local media Friday, come amidst growing international protests over plans to cull 400 kangaroos on defence department land where they are said to be overgrazing. The British-based Viva! -- Vegetarians International Voice for Animals -- says more than 2,000 people have signed a petition on its website against the cull and local protesters have threatened to blockade the...
  • Pine Gap show and tell? (American installation, Alice Springs, AU)

    03/01/2008 6:48:34 PM PST · by devane617 · 8 replies · 158+ views
    Alice Springs News ^ | 02/28/2008 | KIERAN FINNANE
    The top secret American spy base at Pine Gap (pictured) will have to make a full and frank disclosure about what it is doing, on the doorstep of Alice Springs, next time a government wants to prosecute trespassers on Pine Gap land under the Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952. This could be a consequence of the acquittal of the Pine Gap Four, in a unanimous decision by the NT Supreme Court last Friday. The four pacifists – Donna Mulhearn, Bryan Law, Adele Goldie and Jim Dowling of Christians Against All Terrorism – had been convicted under the never-before-used Act of...
  • Newly Discovered Army Reports Discredit “Winter Soldier” Claims

    02/25/2008 3:56:16 AM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 57 replies · 915+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 25, 2008 | Scott Swett
    From March 13-16, 2008, members of the antiwar group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) will gather in Washington, DC to “testify” against the US military at a protest event called Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan. The name “Winter Soldier” is taken from the infamous 1971 event at which members of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) related gruesome stories of crimes they claimed to have participated in or witnessed. The VVAW insisted that rape, torture and murder were standard practices for the US military in Vietnam. Organizers of the new IVAW tribunal, which is supported by several former...
  • Eco-friendly kangaroo farts could help global warming: scientists

    12/05/2007 6:25:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 773+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/5/07 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian scientists are trying to give kangaroo-style stomachs to cattle and sheep in a bid to cut the emission of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, researchers say. Thanks to special bacteria in their stomachs, kangaroo flatulence contains no methane and scientists want to transfer that bacteria to cattle and sheep who emit large quantities of the harmful gas. While the usual image of greenhouse gas pollution is a billowing smokestack pushing out carbon dioxide, livestock passing wind contribute a surprisingly high percentage of total emissions in some countries. "Fourteen percent of emissions from all sources in...
  • Greenpeace urges kangaroo consumption to fight global warming

    10/11/2007 1:18:02 PM PDT · by Sender · 47 replies · 728+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | October 10, 2007 | Karen Collier
    MORE kangaroos should be slaughtered and eaten to help save the world from global warming, environmental activists say.
  • Kangaroo Sightings Reported Along U.S. 90

    08/08/2007 7:53:38 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 10 replies · 355+ views ^ | 08/08/07 | AP
    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. -- Bay St. Louis animal-control officers said there have been several reports in the past few days of a kangaroo hopping along U.S. 90. Mayor Eddie Favre said he's heard reports of people seeing a kangaroo four or five different times, and at first, Favre said, he wondered if someone was just joking around. Some officials suspect the animal was someone's pet that may have escaped. Based on eyewitness accounts, the kangaroo is about 4 feet tall. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs said kangaroos usually feed on fruits and vegetables. Most are nocturnal, but some...
  • Conrad Black found guilty on 3 charges

    07/13/2007 8:48:47 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 48 replies · 1,922+ views
    CBC (Constant Bolshevik Crap) ^ | Friday, July 13, 2007 | Staff
    Conrad Black found guilty on 3 charges CBC News Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2007 | 11:35 AM ET Businessman Conrad Black has been found guilty on two mail fraud charges and one obstruction of justice charge, a Chicago courtroom was told Friday morning. On the other changes, Black was found not guilty. The jury's verdict came after 12 days of deliberation. There is no word of verdicts in the cases of three Hollinger executives who were being tried alongside the Canadian media baron. More to come.
  • Runaway circus kangaroo on the loose

    07/19/2006 7:21:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 840+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/18/06
    A kangaroo is roaming the green hills of Ireland after escaping a circus near the picturesque port of Kinsale. "This kangaroo broke loose just before the show while they were bringing him from the cages to the arena. He decided to take a walk," said local farmer John Walsh on whose land the 2-year-old male, named Sydney, made his break for freedom. Circus staff launched a fruitless four-hour search following the escape on Sunday. There had since been one unconfirmed sighting of the animal, renamed "Hoppy" by locals and described as two and a half to three foot (76 to...
  • Killer Kangaroo and 'Duck of Doom' Fossils Found

    07/12/2006 2:26:18 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 976+ views ^ | 7 12 06 |
    SYDNEY (July 12) - Forget cute, cuddly marsupials. A team of Australian paleontologists say they have found the fossilized remains of a fanged killer kangaroo and what they describe as a "demon duck of doom." A University of New South Wales team said the fearsome fossils were among 20 previously unknown species uncovered at a site in northwest Queensland state. Professor Michael Archer said on Wednesday the remains of a meat-eating kangaroo with wolf-like fangs were found as well as a galloping kangaroo with long forearms that could not hop like a modern kangaroo. "Because they didn't hop, these were...
  • When killer kangaroos roamed the earth

    07/12/2006 1:03:51 PM PDT · by JR0tten · 39 replies · 2,368+ views
    Reuters via MSNBC ^ | 7/12/06 | Various
    SYDNEY, Australia - Forget cute, cuddly marsupials. Paleontologists say they have found the fossilized remains of a fanged killer kangaroo and what they describe as a "demon duck of doom." A University of New South Wales team said the fearsome fossils were among 20 previously unknown species uncovered at a site in Australia's northwest Queensland state. Professor Michael Archer said Wednesday that the remains of a meat-eating kangaroo with wolflike fangs were found, as well as a galloping kangaroo with long forearms that could not hop like a modern kangaroo. "Because they didn't hop, these were galloping kangaroos, with big,...
  • Sarcastic Paranoid's advice to Murtha ("Murtha, shut up!")

    06/28/2006 1:36:47 AM PDT · by Parody · 334+ views
    Amiright (parody site) ^ | 2006-06-27 | Sarcastic Paranoid
    "Never, My Love" Based on the performance by The Association"Murtha, Shut Up" Parody by Sarcastic Paranoid Murtha, Murtha, Murtha... What more can we say about you? What more should we say, really? Well, really, there's only one thing left to say: You ask us to frame up a timeTo cut and run for you;Murtha, shut up.Murtha, shut up. You schmooze the New York Traitor-Slimes,And slander our nation's troops.Murtha, shut up.Murtha, shut up. Saddam Hussein's your best friend,And Al Qaeda's terrorists depend on you!(Screw you!) Murtha, shut up.Murtha, shut up. Ev'ry time you shoot off your mouth,You find more holes in...