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  • How to make a carrot clarinet (YouTube)

    07/10/2014 7:16:10 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    TedxSydney 2014 ^ | 7-10-1-4 | Linsey Pollak
    This presenter makes a clarinet out of a carrot. For real. And it sounds great! Click on the link in Reply #1 to see.
  • Bomb fears as streets sealed off around Wentworth Park Rd, near Glebe (Sydney, Australia)

    06/18/2014 4:26:40 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies ^ | 18th June 2014
    PARTS of Sydney have been shut down tonight after fears an inner city unit was being used as a bomb making factory. Just before 6pm more than 15 fire brigade units and number of police raced to Wentworth Park Rd, near Glebe and immediately evacuated the area. The light rail has also been closed down. Police said a number of gas cylinders were on the premises and there was some concern what their purpose was for. “The area has been sealed off as a precaution.’’ Fire brigade units were told to restrict any communications to the phone and not over...
  • Even seasoned Scully is awed by Australia (Vin Scully) (with video clip)

    03/23/2014 1:24:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies ^ | March 22, 2014 | Doug Miller
    SYDNEY -- Baseball fans and Dodgers fans have been listening to the musical, knowing voice of Vin Scully for 65 years. If anyone's an authority on the game, it's him. So hearing Scully rave about the entire experience of the Opening Series is a good clue that the first regular-season Major League Baseball action Down Under, and the week-long celebration of Australian culture that surrounded it, amounted to one smashing success. "Everybody talks about the long trip from Los Angeles to Sydney -- 14, 15 hours, whatever it is, and another 14 to 15 back -- but I will tell...
  • Dodgers, Diamondbacks arrive Down Under

    03/18/2014 1:11:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 18, 2014 | Dennis Passa
    SYDNEY (AP) -- Adrian Gonzalez ripped line drives to all areas of the park, often scattering his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates in the outfield from the safety of the batting cage. It was just a few hours after arriving in Australia, with his body thinking it was about midnight. Related Stories Still, the first baseman who led the Dodgers in hits, home runs, RBIs and games played last season did a good job of making Sydney Cricket Ground, the home for two Major League Baseball season-opening games this weekend, sound and look like a real ballpark. The Dodgers and their...
  • Millstones & Macquarie Grammar School (Austrailia)

    03/06/2014 9:43:06 PM PST · by Impala64ssa
    Bernard Gaynor ^ | Bernard Gaynor
    According to St Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 18, Jesus Christ had some very harsh words of warning for those who scandalise children. And according to an article on the Sydney Daily Telegraph website, dated February 19, Dr Darryl Gauld stated that he was letting his students march in the Mardi Gras to promote the Macquarie Grammar School. These are the exact words of St Matthew: And Jesus calling unto him a little child, set him in the midst of them, And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into...
  • Sydney tunnels have giant water holograms. [video only]

    10/22/2013 2:10:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies ^ | 10-22-2013 |
    Basically, it appears that certain tunnel entrances in Sydney have a system that monitors the height of vehicles as they are approaching the tunnel entrance. If a vehicle such as a truck is too high to clear the roof of the tunnel a series of lighted signs warn the driver to stop. If the driver ignores these signs there is one final sign that appears. A curtain of water is sprayed down at the tunnel entrance and a huge STOP sign is projected onto it. It's a good idea in my opinion and I can appreciate the thinking behind this...
  • Sydney University Professor Warned Over Israel Boycott

    06/13/2013 6:07:40 AM PDT · by ilcenter · 1 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 6/13/2013 | Chana Ya'ar
    A Tel Aviv-based civil rights group warned Australian supporters Thursday of a proposed boycott against Israel that their activities were racist and in violation of Australian federal anti-discrimination laws. Recently faculty and students at Sydney University called for the severing of links with Israeli institutions. In letters sent to Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Professor Stuart Rees and others, Shurat HaDin – the Israel Law Center – threatened to take legal action if they did not immediately discontinue their boycott campaign.
  • Star Trek Into Darkness Premiered in Sydney…the Truth is Here (SPOILERS)

    04/28/2013 12:02:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 143 replies
    Furious Fanboys ^ | April 23, 2013 | Jeremy Conrad
    I am going to preface this that if you do not want to know the truth about Star Trek Into Darkness and who Benedict Cumberbatch is really playing, you should not be reading this.
  • Another bright day in multicultural Sydney

    12/24/2012 8:10:02 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 23 Dec 12 | Andrew Bolt
    A news roundup from today’s Sydney Morning Herald, giving another bracing insight into the success of our immigration program. Item one: When two men in traditional Middle Eastern dress sat down with the owner of a Bankstown restaurant recently, they were after only one thing. At first they shared a hookah pipe and chatted amiably about religion, but the conversation quickly turned to extortion: they wanted $50,000 in exchange for ‘’protection’’. The terrified restaurant owner told Fairfax Media they asked him a menacing question he was sure was rhetoric: ‘’Have you heard of Brothers 4 Life?’’ It’s a question many...
  • Public Health Proposal Considers Mandatory ‘Smokers License’

    11/15/2012 8:43:28 PM PST · by jakerobins · 39 replies
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A public health proposal suggests that tobacco smokers should be required to apply and pay for a “smoker’s license” in order to continue buying cigarettes. In this week’s PLOS Medicine medical journal, two leading tobacco control advocates debate the merits of the smoker’s license. Simon Chapman, a professor at the University of Sydney, proposes that users would have to apply and pay for a mandatory license in the form of a smartcard that would be shown when buying cigarettes.
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Hundreds Riot Outside US Consulate in Sydney: ‘Behead All Those Who Insult the Prophet’

    09/16/2012 9:59:29 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/15/2012 | Erica Ritz
    After the violent clashes in the Middle East last week where several Americans– including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya– were killed, Muslims in Australia have begun to riot as well. Allegedly protesting an anti-Muslim film, the protesters took to the streets in Sydney with signs that read, “behead all those who insult the prophet” and “down, down USA.” The Australian writes: Capsicum spray was fired, leaving faces red and inflamed, while one man was seen being dragged along the ground with blood dripping down his face. Superintendent Mark Walton later said he believed some people went to the protest “armed”,...
  • Police Tail Sydney's Jihad Gang

    10/03/2011 1:50:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    DAILY - THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ^ | October 02, 2011 12:00 AM | Yoni Bashan
    SNIPPET: "AN EXTREMIST Islamic group suspected of planning a crime spree across Sydney to raise money for the Taliban has been uncovered by counter-terrorism police. The Sunday Telegraph can reveal that NSW Police and national security agencies have been investigating the group members for over a year, with the case currently active. The extremists have been the subject of a top secret operation led by the NSW Police Force, ASIO, Australian Federal Police and the NSW Crime Commission. A group of men, aged between 20 and 30, all Australian citizens of Middle Eastern-descent, have been identified as the core members."...
  • Bomb strapped to teenage girl's neck in Sydney

    08/03/2011 3:42:06 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 52 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8/3/11
    Police are trying to defuse a bomb strapped around the neck of a terrified teenage girl at a multimillion pound mansion in Sydney, Australia. Cops raced to the Mosman home of the 18-year-old victim, who is part of one of Sydney's wealthiest families, after she raised the alarm. A senior police officer has described the device as a 'collar bomb' and it's believed a ransom note has been attached to the girl's neck.
  • Sharia law applied secretly in Sydney

    05/18/2011 6:21:15 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | May 18 2011 | Gemma Jones
    SHARIA law is already being practised in western Sydney, with hundreds of religious divorces granted by imams. The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils has asked a Federal Government inquiry into multiculturalism to permit sharia law, especially in divorce cases. But a sheik and Muslim leaders yesterday said sharia law was already being used to end hundreds of marriages a year. Sharia law is also being used by imams in cases of business disputes and neighbourhood fights. The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils also asked the Government to fund halal and kosher meat outlets and even Muslim schools and for state...
  • Five found guilty of Sydney terror plot

    10/15/2009 6:32:00 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies · 1,178+ views
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 16th October 2009 | Larissa Cummings
    FIVE Sydney men have been found guilty of conspiring to plan a terrorist attack using high-powered guns and homemade bombs designed to cause mass death and destruction on Australian soil. A Supreme Court jury took four weeks and three days to find Mohamed Ali Elomar, 44, Abdul Rakib Hasan, 40, Mohammed Omar Jamal, 25, Moustafa Cheikho, 32, and his uncle Khaled Cheikho, 36, guilty of conspiring to do acts in preparation for a terrorist act or acts. The Daily Telegraph reports the men, all from Sydney's south-west, were accused of stockpiling weapons and chemicals for use in the pursuit of...
  • Three men found guilty over terror attack plan, two acquitted

    12/22/2010 3:57:17 PM PST · by Dundee · 3 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 23, 2010
    A VICTORIAN court has found three men guilty of planning a terrorist attack on an Australian army base in Sydney. Another two men who also stood trial over the alleged planned attack have been found not guilty. The Victorian Supreme Court trial, which has been running for three months, was told the five Victorian men planned a shootout at the Australian army barracks at Holsworthy in Sydney in the belief Islam was under attack from the west. The jury heard the men took steps to obtain a religious decree to endorse the attack at the barracks and shoot as many...
  • Ghazawat Washington Conference

    07/20/2010 3:13:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 3+ views
    THE JAWA REPORT - blog ^ | July 20, 2010 01:00 PM | Posted by By Mike Pechar
    "Ghazawat Washington Conference" SNIPPET: "Be advised that the Ghazawat Washington Conference is scheduled for July 31 beginning at 10 AM EDT. Note that "Ghazawat" is defined as 'battles to expand Muslim territory.'" SNIPPET: "Obviously, the conference is not going to address peace, diversity and tolerance. The conference will discuss victory over non-believers and taking control. The names of the participants are likely familiar. The event will be broadcast globally on Paltalk room "Authentic Tawheed" and also live streamed on:,, and"
  • One dead in Sydney plane crash (plane crashes on school playground, children injured)

    06/14/2010 5:47:19 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 22 replies · 331+ views
    Authorities say at least one person died when a light plane crashed outside a primary school at Canley Vale in south-western Sydney this morning. Police say the twin-engine Piper Chieftain caught fire after hitting power lines and crashing into the front yard of a house on Canley Vale Road just after 8:00am. A local told ABC News Breakfast that the crash happened only one house down from Canley Vale Public School. All the children at the school are safe and have been evacuated to a nearby park.
  • Obama on track for Australian visit (but he may have to cancel again)

    06/01/2010 12:35:29 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies · 396+ views ^ | 1st June 2010
    PLANS are still being made for US President Barack Obama's Australian visit in a few weeks' time, despite concerns he may have to cancel again. Mr Obama is grappling with the US's worst ever environmental disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Efforts to block the spill have failed and the White House says it might leak until August. Mr Obama is due to visit Canberra and Sydney in mid-June, but there is speculation he may feel the pressure to stay at home and deal with the crisis. He had to cancel a previous Australian visit, in March, to rally...
  • Concert for Dogs at Sydney Opera House (Lou Reed to play ultrasonic music.)

    05/16/2010 2:21:21 AM PDT · by tlb · 9 replies · 368+ views ^ | 05/15/2010 | staff
    Sydney Opera House will be reaching out to an entirely new audience demographic next month when it stages a musical event aimed at canine listeners. The performance, which will take place on the northern boardwalk outside the venue, is the work of New York wife and husband team Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed. The music stems from works that Anderson has been writing over the last 11 years for her rat terrier named Lollabelle. Most of the pitches will be too high for the dogs’ owners to hear, but they will be able to monitor the sounds on meters and,...

    03/21/2010 8:19:57 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 196+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | March 19, 2010 10:39 AM | By Madeleine Gruen
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Feiz Muhammad is an Australian citizen now residing in Malaysia. He has been labeled Australia's "most dangerous sheikh" due to the number of connections he has to known and suspected terrorists. Muhammad’s target audience is young Muslims who feel disaffected and disassociated from local Muslim communities, where mosque clerics show "a lack of interest toward the youth." His lectures frame the United States as the enemy of all Muslims, including those living in the United States and Americans living in other Western countries. He emphasizes that Muslims should regard Western culture as corrupt and immoral, and...
  • Triple-0 go-slow hurts crime fight in Sydney

    03/16/2010 7:47:42 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 151+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 17, 2010 | Gemma Jones
    ONLY two urgent response police cars patrol some Sydney suburbs, leaving the community unprotected. There has also been a blowout in response times, with officers now taking 12.4 minutes - almost two minutes longer than five years ago - to respond to triple-0 calls. Non-urgent response times have increased by 21 minutes, with crime victims waiting an average of one hour and 14 minutes for police. Figures obtained under Freedom of Information showed some areas of Sydney, including Burwood, Cabramatta, North Sydney, Miranda and Waverley, had just two cars on first-response duty during the day.
  • Barack Obama to stick close to Sydney

    02/26/2010 4:54:27 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies · 698+ views ^ | 27th February 2010
    US President Barack Obama looks set to bypass Victoria on his Australian tour next month. The draft plan for the visit, which is expected between March 22 and 24, has the President spending most of his time in Sydney. A proposal for Mr Obama to visit the national capital Canberra to address federal Parliament is likely but has not been confirmed, Melbourne's Herald Sun reported. Unless the plan is changed, it means Victoria will again miss out on a presidential visit. George Bush Sr was the last US president to visit Victoria when he went to Melbourne in 1992. Bill...
  • Rose Bay traffic sign stops traffic to declare: Kevin Rudd sucks

    02/23/2010 3:02:27 AM PST · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 316+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 23, 2010
    POLICE are baffled how they did it but the Prime Minister definitely has a problem in Rose Bay - with a large illuminated traffic sign sending the message: "Kevin Rudd sucks". The sign, which dramatically appeared overnight on New South Head Road, has proven a traffic stopper.
  • Mozzies will buzz off feral rabbits

    02/17/2010 7:22:44 PM PST · by myknowledge · 23 replies · 506+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 18, 2010 | Malcolm Holland
    THE mosquitoes set to boom in Sydney after the summer deluges will be put to use helping cull a suburban rabbit plague. Tens of thousands of rabbits have spread across northern Sydney, bouncing around Manly, Ku-ring-gai, Pittwater, Warringah, Ryde, Parramatta, The Hills, Hornsby and Lane Cove local government areas. The State Government's Cumberland Livestock Health and Pest Authority has been waiting for mosquito and fly numbers to increase so that the insects can spread the rabbit-killing calicivirus. Cumberland LHPA ranger and rabbit project leader Steve Parker said the authority had been catching rabbits to test that they were not immune...
  • Terror Plot Gang Jailed In Australia

    02/15/2010 1:40:43 AM PST · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 238+ views
    Sky News ^ | February 15, 2010 | Ian Woods
    Five Australian Muslims have been received prison sentences of up to 28 years after being found guilty of conspiring to wage a violent jihad. The men were plotting the terror attacks to protest against the country's involvement in the Afghan and Iraq wars. A court in Sydney convicted the men of conspiracy to commit an act of terror in October 2009 after a trial lasting 10 months - the longest in Australian legal history. The jury took four weeks to consider their verdicts. Justice Anthony Whealy of the New South Wales Supreme Court handed down the sentences, saying the men...
  • From Central to Town Hall for $10

    02/02/2010 6:02:26 PM PST · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 490+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 3, 2010 | Rhys Haynes
    COMMUTERS will pay up to $10 more to travel between Central and Town Hall under the State Government's new public transport fare structure. Despite claiming hundreds of thousands of passengers who travel from outer suburbs would be better off, many passengers yesterday said they were disappointed to find out their ticket prices would either stay the same or be more expensive under the new Myzone system, which comes into operation from April 18. A weekly ticket from Blacktown to Central, for example, will be $37 under the new structure, but the Government's new website fails to make it clear that...
  • The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one rusty coathanger

    01/29/2010 6:18:53 AM PST · by myknowledge · 22 replies · 1,440+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 30, 2010 | Rhys Haynes
    OUR national icon is rusting as the world's most relentless paint job fails to keep up. Despite raking in $84.785 million in toll revenue in the past financial year, the RTA yesterday admitted large sections of Sydney Harbour Bridge were rusting and in need of a paint job. Although saying the Bridge's safety and integrity was not at risk, the RTA admitted a section of the 503m arch span overlooking Luna Park needed a makeover. "There is some flaking and minor surface rusting on the northwestern side of the bridge, where paint has broken down due to environmental exposure," an...
  • Boy, 14, on the run from Police

    01/11/2010 11:03:28 PM PST · by myknowledge · 10 replies · 568+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 12, 2010
    A 14-year-old boy who has notched up 26 criminal charges in his short life, stealing cars, motorcycles and leading highway patrol officers on high speed chases is on the run from police. A magistrate this morning issued an arrest warrant for the youngster, who cannot be identified, when he failed to show up to Bidura Children’s Court this morning. The child had previously been ordered not to be absent from his home between 7pm and 7am, unless in the company of his grandmother – he was also to report to police three times a week. However, Magisrate Joan Baptie was...
  • Mum 'forgot' toddler left in car

    12/23/2009 12:45:04 AM PST · by myknowledge · 14 replies · 898+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 23, 2009 | staff writer
    A WOMAN has been charged with leaving her toddler locked inside a car in scorching temperatures while she went shopping, forcing passers by to rescue him. Shopkeepers used a hammer to smash their way into a four-wheel drive and rescue the screaming youngster in the car park of a shopping centre at McGraths Hill in northwest Sydney on Tuesday. The temperature inside the car was estimated to be more than 60 degrees Celsius. The boy's 34-year-old mother was interviewed at Windsor Police Station this afternoon and charged with leaving a child unsupervised in a motor vehicle.
  • Police arrest 300 over booze violence related offences in Sydney

    12/12/2009 10:55:04 PM PST · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 591+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 13, 2009 | Yoni Bashan and agencies
    NSW Police have expressed disgust after tallying more than 300 arrests on the second night of a massive crackdown on alcohol-fuelled violence. The police were confronted with brawls, assaults and robberies across the state on Saturday during their high-profile campaign against anti-social behaviour. Operation Unite, launched on Friday, nabbed another 307 people on Saturday night, with 509 charges laid. A statement issued by the force on Sunday said officers were "disgusted" at the level of alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour. One officer was even headbutted.

    12/04/2009 10:37:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 824+ views
    HERALD ^ | Last Updated: December 05, 2009 | Charles Miranda, London
    SNIPPET: "AUSTRALIA'S most notorious terrorist Willie Brigitte will be free from jail next year having served less than half his sentence for conspiring to blow up the nation's only nuclear reactor and the power grid. The Caribbean-born Muslim convert made headlines in 2007 when he was sentenced in France to a maximum nine years, following his arrest in Sydney, for joining an al-Qaida-backed Pakistani terror cell out to bomb Lucas Heights nuclear plant, the national electricity grid or a military base. The French Justice Ministry is considering releasing the 41-year-old, on an early-release good-behaviour plan."
  • Suspect in Waterlow murders charged

    11/27/2009 5:08:42 AM PST · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 280+ views
    Nine News ^ | November 27, 2009 | Britt Smith
    After 18 days on the run, Antony Waterlow has been charged with the murder of his father and sister following a dramatic standoff with police in Sydney bushland. The 42-year-old had been the subject of a massive police manhunt after the stabbing deaths. The search ended with a siege in bushland near Colo Heights in Sydney's northwest on Friday afternoon, when he threatened to harm himself with a knife as police approached. "After negotiations with local police the male placed the weapon down and surrendered to police," head of the investigation Acting Superintendent Dennis Bray told reporters. Without naming Waterlow,...
  • 10 months, 300 witnesses: Inside Sydney's terrorism trial

    10/15/2009 9:27:20 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 11 replies · 872+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | October 16, 2009 | Phillippa McDonald
    This was a case like no other. Not only was it the longest criminal trial in Australian legal history, it was conducted under the tightest security and was almost derailed by one young woman. Each morning, the prison van would arrive at the court in a convoy under police escort. A busy Parramatta street was closed for a few minutes while the prison van sped down a steep driveway flanked by Extreme High Security Corrective Services Officers wearing flak jackets and armed with semi-automatic weapons. Inside, there was the usual baggage screening in the foyer, but up on Level Three...
  • 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...
  • Cabbies threat to military security

    09/13/2009 4:35:21 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 530+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 11, 2009 | Steve Lewis and Ian McPhedran
    MILITARY bases and navy ships will be turned into virtual fortresses under plans to beef-up security in the wake of a major terrorist plot. Taxi drivers and other members of the public will be banned from entering military bases without getting high-level clearance after an urgent review found Australia's frontline defence facilities were among the least protected in the world. The top-secret review also found Australia's top defence brass would be vulnerable to a terrorist strike and recommended their leafy military showpiece, at Duntroon in Canberra, be turned into a secure compound. Among sweeping reforms, the review calls for bases...
  • Bottles thrown in Western Sydney riot

    09/08/2009 5:28:36 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 666+ views
    A series of raids and arrests in Western Sydney last night led to a stand-off between police and a crowd of locals throwing bottles. The Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad carried out three raids on the same street at Auburn. It is investigating who shot a 23-year-old, who turned up at Auburn Hospital on Sunday night with a gunshot wound to the chest. During one of the raids, a 25-year-old man punched an officer in the face and was arrested. Police inspector Mick Reynolds says the man's arrest triggered an angry response from about 150 residents. "There was a lot...
  • Sydney marks Hiroshima Day

    08/05/2009 9:04:30 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 15 replies · 824+ views
    Nine News ^ | August 6, 2009 | Lisa Martin
    Anti-nuclear campaigners have marked the 64th anniversary of the world's first atomic attack with a plea for Australia to reconsider its uranium exports. A single nuclear bomb dropped by the Americans on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killed some 140,000 people. They died instantly or in the days and weeks that followed as radiation and horrific burns took their toll. Three days later, the US dropped a second nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, which killed another 70,000 people. Japan surrendered on August 15, ending World War II. American scientist Steve Starr and the Sydney-based People for Nuclear...
  • Terror suspects arrested over Sydney army barracks bomb plot

    08/03/2009 3:25:58 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 1,099+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 4, 2009
    POLICE this morning arrested suspected Islamic extremists who they believe were plotting a suicide bomb attack on an army base in Sydney's west. Police swooped about 4.30am, executing 19 warrants on homes in the Melbourne suburbs of Glenroy, Carlton, Meadow Heights, Roxburgh Park, Broadmeadows, Westmeadows, Preston, Epping and Colac. The raids came after a suicide bomb plot by suspected Islamic extremists in Melbourne was uncovered.The group is thought to be linked to extremists in Somalia. Police believe the group was planning to launch an attack on Sydney's Holsworthy Barracks. The mass counter-terrorism operation, the second-largest ever in Australia, involved the...
  • Tasered man bursts into flames

    07/21/2009 9:29:08 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 84 replies · 2,351+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 07-21-2009 | AP
    A man whose relatives say had been sniffing gasoline burst into flames after a police officer Tasered him as he ran at officials carrying a container of fuel, police said Tuesday. The man, identified by his family as 36-year-old Ronald Mitchell, was in critical condition at a Perth hospital in Western Australia state following Monday's incident in Warburton, an Aboriginal community 950 miles (1,540 kilometers) northeast of Perth.
  • Lin family's killer walked into their North Epping home before he massacred family

    07/20/2009 1:16:13 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 10 replies · 1,302+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | July 20, 2009 | Kara Lawrence and David Barrett
    THE killer or killers of a Sydney family walked in through the front door and bludgeoned three adults and two boys as they slept in their beds, police believe. The scene of violence in three upstairs bedrooms of the Lin household in North Epping was so great police blood spatter experts were last night trying to map out exactly how the attacks occurred. With no suspects and with no obvious motive, police said they were appalled at the worst crime they had seen for many years. All the victims were bludgeoned repeatedly to the head and upper body with a...
  • Hospital removes crosses from chapel

    04/08/2009 1:32:25 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 25 replies · 990+ views ^ | 8th April 2009
    CRUCIFIXES, Bibles and all other Christian symbols have been banned from a hospital's chapel when it is not being used for a church service. The Mosman Daily has learnt that Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney has bes been ordered to remove Christian content by New South Wales bureaucrats to avoid offending Muslims, Hindus or other non-Christian believers who may want to pray in the chapel. Hospital staff say that while the chapel was built for Christians, they now want the chapel to be completely non-denominational. An inspection of the chapel last week by the Daily found no trace of...
  • Just a Bunch of Jihadi bikers

    03/29/2009 1:49:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 645+ views
    WA Today ^ | March 24, 2009
    The blame for the weekend violence at Sydney Airport lies entirely with the men who perpetrated it. However, responsibility for not suppressing the violence lies with the relevant authorities. Outlaw bikers are crazy. Jihadi crazy, but some are crazy in their own very special way. Look at the bottom line of what just happened in Sydney. A pack of bikers, allegedly Commanchero, deliberately stormed into an airport terminal patrolled by heavily armed agents of the state, a public space covered by dozens of security cameras, and populated by hundreds of witnesses, and there they beat a man to death with...
  • Bikers brawl through Australian airport; 1 dead

    03/22/2009 11:13:29 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 1,007+ views
    SYDNEY – Warring bikers brawled through Australia's largest airport Sunday, beating one suspected gang member to death and brandishing metal poles "like swords" as they rampaged through the main domestic terminal in front of terrified travelers. Police said a group of suspected gang members was ambushed as they disembarked from an airplane. "A fight ensued, the fight moved through various parts of the terminal," said Police Detective Inspector Peter Williams. He said 15 men were involved in the violence, which rampaged from the ground floor up one level to the departures hall before most of the men fled.
  • Deadly brawl at Sydney airport

    03/22/2009 8:22:17 AM PDT · by Flavius · 18 replies · 1,506+ views
    bbc ^ | 22 March 2009 | bbc
    A man has been bludgeoned to death by a group of Australian motorcycle gang members in full view of dozens of people at Sydney airport. Witnesses described bikers swinging poles "like swords" at each other's heads as the brawl spilled over two floors of Sydney's domestic terminal. Four suspects have been arrested and the others are said to have fled.
  • Paris Hilton to spend New Year's Eve in Sydney (Oh, the Humanity!!!)

    11/12/2008 3:47:29 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 28 replies · 860+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 November 2008
    PROFESSIONAL socialite Paris Hilton has confirmed she and rocker boyfriend Benji Madden will host a New Year's eve party at a secret Sydney location. "I can't wait to be partying with the Aussies and Benji DJ-ing by my side," Hilton said from Los Angeles. The billionaire hotel heiress is paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend parties around the globe, and was last down under when advertising magnate John Singleton reportedly paid her $5 million for a six-day promotional visit almost two years ago. This year's party will be streamed live over The Bongo Virus - a platform similar...
  • From the Outback to the Pope's Back: The Legend of "Marjorie's Bird" [Ecumenical]

    07/19/2008 4:01:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 311+ views
    WITL ^ | July 19, 2008 | Rocco Palmo
    With WYD's grand finale shortly to come -- the climactic closing liturgy at Randwick (vidstreams and Missal) begins at 10am local (2300GMT, 7pm ET Saturday) -- in one of the week's many nods to Australia's indigenous community, topping the stage at the major events has been a popular Aboriginal rendering of the Holy Spirit known as "Marjorie's Bird." Now, with the design about to take on an even bigger visibility as a key element of the specially-designed vestments for tomorrow's liturgy, Marjorie Liddy, the Tiwi islander behind the image (who never painted before seeing its outline in the sky...
  • Ceremony Of Welcome At The Government House In Sydney

    07/19/2008 12:49:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 1 replies · 97+ views
    EWTN ^ | July 17, 2008 | Pope Benedict XVI
    On Thursday 17 July 2008, the Holy Father was formally welcomed to Australia by the Governor General, the Prime Minister and other officials. He delivered the following address. Your Excellencies, Dear Australian Friends, It is with great joy that I greet you today. I would like to thank the Governor-General, Major-General Michael Jeffery and Prime Minister Rudd for honouring me by their presence at this ceremony and for welcoming me so graciously. As you know, I have been able to enjoy some quiet days since my arrival in Australia last Sunday. I am most grateful for the hospitality that has...
  • Address At The Festival Of Welcome By The Youth At Barangaroo In Sydney

    07/19/2008 12:44:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 3 replies · 107+ views
    EWTN ^ | July 17, 2008 | Pope Benedict XVI
    Dear Young People,   What a delight it is to greet you here at Barangaroo, on the shores of the magnificent Sydney harbour, with its famous bridge and Opera House. Many of you are local, from the outback or the dynamic multicultural communities of Australian cities. Others of you have come from the scattered islands of Oceania, and others still from Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Some of you, indeed, have come from as far as I have, Europe! Wherever we are from, we are here at last in Sydney. And together we stand in our world...