We, The People, And The Politician Who Listened
Today, Mr Tony Abbott, leader of the Federal Liberal National Party and soon to become Australia's 28th Prime Minister (maybe), showed true political courage: he listened to the Australian people, backing down from a Government deal that would see hundreds of millions of tax payer dollars transferred to Union political coffers. [ Read more... ]
Fibro Scan advancement at FMC
by Danella Smith
Nurse, Rachel Wundke performing a Fibro Scan on patient, Michael Brownbill.
Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) recently welcomed a clinical Fibro Scan machine which can determine the extent of liver damage, and many are thrilled. [ Read more... ]
Portland, Oregon, Votes Down Plan to Fluoridate its Water, Again
Portland: Oregon USA
For the fourth time since the 1950s, voters in Portland, Oregon, a city known for its embrace of progressive values, last week voted down a plan passed by the city commission to fluoridate its water. A local paper tried to make sense of it all: [ Read more... ]
Ashleigh Barty shocks Lucie Hradecka at French Open
Australian teenager Ashleigh Barty won her first grand slam match with an upset victory over big-hitting Czech Lucie Hradecka at the French Open on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, another Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios's grand slam initiation ended with a straight sets defeat to Croatian 10th seed Marin Cilic in the French Open second round on Wednesday. [ Read more... ]
How the internet is fast unravelling mysteries of Mayan script
Breaking the code ... The Dos Pilas archaeological site in Guatemala.
Researchers began decoding the glyphic language of the ancient Maya long ago, but the internet is helping them finish the job and write the history of this enigmatic Meso-American civilisation. [ Read more... ]
GM 'hybrid' fish pose threat to natural populations, scientists warn.
Two same-age salmon, a GM salmon, rear, and a non-GM salmon, foreground.
The offspring of genetically modified salmon and wild brown trout are even faster growing and more competitive than either of their parents, a new study has revealed, increasing fears that GM animals escaping into the wild could harm natural populations. [ Read more... ]
Team Rudd accused of sabotaging shaky Julia Gillard
Kevin Rudd backers have again been accused of engaging in a final attempt to destabilise Prime Minister Julia Gillard before the election. [ Read more... ]
United States of Australia
Australia is a US incorporated business. Check [ here ] if you don't believe that, and follow the links in the document.
The United Nations (UN) is a US registered business too, its headquarters are in the US, and it is dictated to by the US. There have been many squabbles at the UN by nations fully aware that the US is dictating terms. [ Read more... ]
by Suelette Dreyfus
Endorsed by Julian Assange (almost co-written) as being absolutely true. Tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electrnic frontier, by Australian and International Hackers. A good read for those who are in the dark on the subject of hacking. [ Download (epub,pdf) Here ] or [ Read (pdf) Here ]
Pentagon: The Chinese stole our newest weapons
Editor's Note: It seems very strange that on the very day that Julia Gillard announced in Parliament that the blueprints for the new ASIO building in Canberra have been stolen, that the US released this report. The Chinese reply to both instances was verbatim. Hmmmm
The designs for more than two dozen major weapons systems used by the United States military have fallen into the hands of the Chinese, US Department of Defense officials say.
Blueprints for the Pentagon's most advanced weaponry, including the Black Hawk helicopter and the brand new Littoral Combat Ship used by the Navy, have all been compromised, the Defense Science Board claims in a new confidential report. [ Read more ]
US spy device 'tested on NZ public'
GCSB refuses to comment on claims communications were intercepted
A high-tech United States surveillance tool which sweeps up all communications without a warrant was sent to New Zealand for testing on the public, according to an espionage expert. [ Read more... ]
TPP: The Biggest Threat To The Internet You Never Heard Of
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The vision thing in S.A
In uncertain economic times, South Australia has found a few niches but is looking for more, writes Robert Milliken
Crowds flocking to Adelaide's Botanic Park for the recent WOMADelaide festival were treated to an innovation: a talkfest on top of the music. Together with the twenty-six groups playing at the biggest world music festival outside Britain, where Womad started, "The Planet Talks" marked the Adelaide event's twenty-first birthday. [ Read more... ]
Bolshoi Ballet to perform down under
Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet has flown for guest appearances in Australia, its first trip here in 20 years. [ Read more... ]
James Cameron Visits The Deepest Part Of The Ocean
'I've had years to contemplate this moment, and I won't say there hasn't been dread': James Cameron relives his heart-stopping descent to the deepest part of the ocean in submersible just 43-inches wide
Microsoft unveils the new Xbox One - with improved voice controls, an exclusive Halo TV show, built-in Skype and a redesigned Kinect sensor
Microsoft has unveiled its next-generation Xbox, the Xbox One - described as an 'all-in-one entertainment system for a new generation'.
The Xbox One can be completely controlled using voice recognition and hand gestures, and with the new Instant Switching feature users can ask the Xbox to 'watch TV', 'open Internet Explorer' or use it to change channels quickly without having to find the remote control. Microsoft's Xbox One also comes with a multi-tasking Snap Mode that lets users run more than one service at any one time, such as watch a film while checking emails on Internet Explorer. [ Read more... ]
Filled with errors and speculation: WikiLeaks slams 'We Steal Secrets' doc film
WikiLeaks has lashed out at a forthcoming US-made documentary on founder Julian Assange. The whistleblowing group decried the film for its alleged inaccuracies, chiefly implications that Assange conspired with Bradley Manning to commit espionage. [ Read more... ]
EU imposes 2-year ban on pesticides believed responsible for mass bee deaths
The European Commission has adopted a two-year-long moratorium on the use of three necotinoid pesticides believed to be one of the reasons behind a 30 percent annual decrease in bee populations since 2007.
EU member-states will now have to amend their existing legislation on the use of pesticides by September 30 to comply with the ban adopted by the EC on Friday [ Read more... ].
The Growing Global Challenge to Monsanto's Monopolistic Greed
The common problem we face is the power of concentrated wealth and monopolistic corporate interests. This has created a crony capitalist economy that uses government to further enrich the wealthy at the expense of the people, often threatening our basic necessities for life. [ Read more... ]
Impeachment Support Soars as Voters Say Feds 'Out of Control'
A recent Fox News poll shows more than two-thirds of American voters believe the federal government is out of control and a threat to their liberties. [ Read more... ]
No Monsanto! : No GMO!
Parliament House : Protesting Monsanto
No Monsanto : No GMO; that was the catch cry as demonstrators, activists, and the public rallied on the steps of Parliament House today.
It is quite obvious from the turnout that GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) is not welcome in South Australia.
This event was a coordinated one, with people protesting the Monasnto behemoth around the world.
With a number of speakers extolling the virtues of organically grown food, and the wealth of suppliers around Adelaide, it made me wonder why there was no mention of the water it is grown in. The fluoride infested crap that we have to endure for our cooking, bathing, and drinking.
Speaker extolling Organic food
The speakers were on stage for approximately an hour before the crowd departed on a march down King William Street and into Rundle Mall to the surprise of the mid Saturday shoppers.
It seems the police are becoming used to demonstrations and protests, and took it all in their stride. They turned the traffic lights red to allow the throng free access en masse to meander to Rundle Mall. The police were authoratitive but friendly, and I saw no disruptions to either them or the demonstrators.
Start Of The March
All was good natured in the Mall, and it seemed there were many more supporters than detractors amongst the shoppers. Even the spruiker at a jewellery shop started started saying 'We don't sell GMO diamonds' into her megaphone. I asked her if they sold cubic zerconias. 'Oops' she said.
There is no doubt activism in Adelaide is on the increase, it seems people are becoming fed up with the bullshit we are being fed. Including that from Monsanto.
Happy Birthday To My Darling Wife Lana
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IMF boss Christine Lagarde to be formally charged TODAY after 'abusing' position with $500 million fraud and embezzlement scam
A French government minister last night called on Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, to resign if she is charged with fraud and embezzlement. [ Read more... ]
Thomson's new media charges
Craig Thomson faced court yesterday and 19 new charges. Peter Wicks fills in the gaping gaps in the mainstream media's coverage of these events. [ Read more... ]
Sloppy Joe Hockey's 15 biggest Press Club furphies
Joe Hockey's press club address yesterday included at least 20 fudges and furphies, all of them, again, ignored by Australia's press pack. We cover 15 of his most egregious errors. [ Read more... ]
The new Barossa Ad. (Excellent)
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Pyne and the Sodom factor
Christopher Pyne has clearly been pondering the fate of Sodom.
In Genesis 18, you will recall, Abraham asks God if, in immolating Sodom, he doesn't mind destroying the righteous with the wicked. God says, What righteous? What are you talking about? [ Read more... ]
British 'Soldier Beheaded' in 'Islamist Terror Attack' In London
Local MP Nick Raynsford said he had been told the man attacked in the street was a soldier serving at the Royal Artillery Barracks near the attack.
He said the soldier had been returning to the barracks after a day out when he was attacked. [ Read more... ]
'Multiculturalism failing: Swedish PM pleas for order as riots engulf Stockholm suburbs
Editors Note: If we are not vigilant, this is a scenario for Australia. remember the Cronulla riots.
Hundreds of youths hurling rocks, burning cars and smashing windows for the second day in a row in Stockholm say they are protesting against police brutality and inequality. In Sweden, critics of the multiculturalism policies lash out at immigration laws. [ Read more... ]
Gina Rinehart loses $7 billion but still Australia's richest person
Mining magnate Gina Rinehart had Aus$7 billion (US$6.8 billion) wiped off her fortune in the past year but remains Australia's wealthiest person, an annual rich list showed Wednesday. [ Read more... ]
The discovery that could rewrite Australian history
Ancient copper coins suggest the country was found SIX CENTURIES before Captain Cook arrived
Five copper coins found in northern Australia could rewrite the country's history. The coins are thought to date back as early as the 900s and are believed to have originated in Africa. Written history of Australia only dates back to 1606, when Dutch explorers landed in the region, and researchers from Indiana University want to find out how the thousand-year-old copper coins ended up on the other side of the Indian Ocean six centuries earlier. [ Read more... ]
'Guantanamo guards shot my client 5 times for no reason'
Over 100 Guantanamo prisoners continue their hunger strike in protest against unlawful, and as it turns out, violent, detention. Ramzi Kassem, the lawyer of inmate Moath al Alawi, who has been shot by guards, denied medical treatment and force-fed, had this to say... [ Read more... ]
Can Gillard make history?
This is a prime minister and a government who know they're going to lose office in four months and are trying to build their legacy. It's a tricky business, attempting to shape the story that will eventually settle about today. Impossible, really. [ Read more... ]
Expert Questions Public Health Agency Advice On Influenza Vaccines
The United States government public health agency, the CDC, pledges "To base all public health decisions on the highest quality scientific data, openly and objectively derived." But Peter Doshi, a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, argues that in the case of influenza vaccinations and their marketing, this is not so. [ Read more... ]
by Luke Williams
Would Abbott bring back WorkChoices?
Tony Abbott says WorkChoices is 'dead, buried and cremated', but his new IR policy leaves the door open for radical workplace relations changes. [ Read more...]
Robot bartender creates crowd-sourced cocktails
"Crowd control" took on a whole new meaning Wednesday night as a room full of partygoers were given power over a cocktail-making robot controlled by their smartphones. [ Read more...]
We The People : Stimulus Package
This should wake us all up. Although American, it applies almost verbatim to Australia. Obama summoned this guy to the White House because it disturbed him so much. He also instructed the press corps not to report on the visit. Hmmmm!!!
REFERENDUM DISASTER FOR DEMOCRACY
Press release from Institute of Public Affairs
The text of the Gillard government's referendum proposal confirms the worst held fears that Canberra is intent on controlling local government, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. [ Read more... ]
Wong, Carr implicated in CSIRO scandal
Kim Carr and Penny Wong
Finance Minister Penny Wong and former Science Minister Kim Carr have serious questions to answer following revelations of more claims of corruption at the CSIRO. [ Read more... ]
Amid Political Posturing, Real Benghazi Scandals Ignored
As numerous Benghazi-related scandals and even talk of impeachment swirl around the Obama administration with increasing ferocity, fiddling with talking points, deliberate lies, failing to defend U.S. personnel, and more analysts and lawmakers say the real issues in 'Benghazigate' that should have the American people outraged are largely being kept out of the discussion. Questions about U.S. government gun-running to radical Islamists from Libya to Syria, for example, or the wisdom and constitutionality of overthrowing foreign governments, have yet to be seriously addressed by the White House or Congress. [ Read more... ]
Gone solar : The electricity generation industry is waking up to the fact that its business model is broken
David Crane : Head of NRG
For the past twenty years, some of the more optimistic figures in the solar industry have predicted that their technology would change the electricity game forever. They have largely been dismissed as green romantics or hopeless optimists. [ Read more... ]
Grassroots campaigns can stop fracking one town at a time.
City councils and local activists have stymied shale gas mining in New York, and could prove an example for others to follow. [ Read more... ]
Govt Admits: We Censor Websites
In March, polliter.com exposed that the Australian Government was actively censoring twitter and social media to prevent and identify 'dissidents'; people voicing opposition to the scandalous corruption and mismanagement of the Labor government. In subsequent articles we revealed that not only was this going on in the social media environment, but may extend to other web-sites, and include identifying the names and locations of anti-government citizens. [ Read more... ]
Now, send money as 'attachment' via Gmail
London, May 16:
Sending and receiving money was never this easy. In a series of other announcements that Google made at its annual developer conference, it also announced a major addition to its emailing service, which is, users can now send money as an attachment. [ Read more... ]
'Dead' man wakes up at own funeral
Mourners got the fright of their lives and ran in horror, after a man who was pronounced dead woke up at his funeral. [ Read more... ]
Enterprising Palestinians smuggle KFC through Gaza tunnels
Kentucky Fried Chicken smugglers are now delivering popular fast food through Gaza tunnels 35 miles from Egypt. [ Read more... ]
Could You Commit Social suicide?
Russian-Roulette-style app that has one in six chance of deleting users' Facebook accounts has been blocked
Have scientists found the lost 'white city of gold'? Radar scans taken from the air reveal mysterious ancient city in dense Central American jungle
Researchers believe they may finally have uncovered the lost 'White City of gold' in Honduras using hi-tech scanners that let aircraft 'see' through dense forest. [ Read more... ]
Photographer uses laser beams and a macro lens to capture incredibly detailed close-up shots of insects in flight
Swan (Goose) : A Waste Of Space (Oddity)
School Of Government?
Have you ever wondered where some of those cockamamie Government decisions come from? Who does the research for them? Who writes the papers?
Well here it is folks! The School Of Government! Did you know it existed? You're no orphan if you didn't. [ Read more ]
Councils To Get More Rights Than Citizens?
Yes. If the Greens and the Labor Party have anything to do with it, your Local Council will soon have more Constitutional rights than you do as a citizen.
Labor's Surplus Plan
Yes, it's definately budget day. In an act of jovial kindness the Libs, Yes the Libs, have released a tongue in cheek peek at Labor's Surplus Plan. See it [ Here... ] You saw it here first.
The Little Book Of Big Labor Waste
Of course it must be budget day, because amongst other things the Libs have released a short PDF called 'The Little Book Of Big Labor Waste'
Penned by the Federal Member for MAYO, the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary and the Coalition Spokesperson on Scrutiny of Government Waste, Our very own Jamie Briggs.
The booklet outlines some of the more obscure wastage from the Government. If your browser allows it, take a look, or download it [ Here ]You saw it here first...