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30-May-2013

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... ]


30-May-2013

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... ]


30-May-2013

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... ]


30-May-2013

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... ]


30-May-2013

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... ]


30-May-2013

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... ]


29-May-2013

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... ]


29-May-2013

by Mike.B

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... ]


29-May-2013

Underground

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 ]


29-May-2013

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 ]


29-May-2013

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... ]


29-May-2013

TPP: The Biggest Threat To The Internet You Never Heard Of


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28-May-2013

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... ]


28-May-2013

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... ]


27-May-2013

Slide-Show

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

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27-May-2013

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... ]


27-May-2013

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... ]


26-May-2013

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... ]

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26-May-2013

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... ]


26-May-2013

Impeachment Support Soars as Voters Say Feds 'Out of Control'

President Obama

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... ]


25-May-2013

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.


25-May-2013

Happy Birthday To My Darling Wife Lana


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25-May-2013

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... ]


24-May-2013

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... ]


24-May-2013

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... ]


23-May-2013

The new Barossa Ad. (Excellent)

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23-May-2013

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... ]


23-May-2013

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... ]


23-May-2013

'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... ]


23-May-2013

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... ]


23-May-2013

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... ]


22-May-2013

'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... ]


22-May-2013

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... ]


21-May-2013

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... ]


21-May-2013

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20-May-2013

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...]


20-May-2013

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...]


19-May-2013

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!!!


19-May-2013

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... ]


19-May-2013

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... ]


19-May-2013

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... ]


18-May-2013

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... ]


18-May-2013

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... ]


18-May-2013

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... ]


17-May-2013

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... ]


17-May-2013

'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... ]


17-May-2013

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... ]


16-May-2013

Could You Commit Social suicide?

Russian-Roulette-style app that has one in six chance of deleting users' Facebook accounts has been blocked

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16-May-2013

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... ]


15-May-2013

Insect-O-Rama

Photographer uses laser beams and a macro lens to capture incredibly detailed close-up shots of insects in flight


15-May-2013

Swan (Goose) : A Waste Of Space (Oddity)

A Parody


15-May-2013

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 ]


15-May-2013

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.

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14-May-2013

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.


14-May-2013

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...


14-May-2013

WARNING!!!
THE VIDEO IN THIS STORY IS GRAPHIC!
IT IS REAL! IT IS HORRIFIC!
DO NOT WATCH AND THEN COMPLAIN!

Abu Sakkar Cuts Out Then Bites The Heart Of A Syrian Soldier

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14-May-2013

Epic Rap Battles of History : Gandhi v Martin Luther King Jr


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14-May-2013

Iran Unveils 'Epic' New Drone

A picture released by Iranian news agency ISNA shows the new Iranian made drone "Epic" during a ceremony in Tehran on May 9, 2013.(AFP Photo / Hemmat Khahi)

Much has been said already of the vast US military drone program, but Iran has just unveiled the latest of its own autonomous aircraft in a bid to highlight recent advances in the drive to build its own drone fleet. [ Read more... ]


14-May-2013

The Eyes Have It

For years Suren Manvelyan has been making extreme macro photos of both human and animal eyes, and he's just released a new batch of purely animal eyes that are equally stunning. Watch a slideshow and [ Read more... ]


13-May-2013

Amazing new pictures of astronauts fixing leak on ISS

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13-May-2013

Plasma Device Could Revolutionize Energy Generation and Storage

University of Missouri engineer Randy Curry and his team have developed a method of creating and controlling plasma that could revolutionize American energy generation and storage. Besides liquid, gas and solid, matter has a fourth state, known as plasma. Fire and lightning are familiar forms of plasma. [ Read more... ]


12-May-2013

by Mike.B

Dreams Do Come True

Early this morning I stayed awake to watch the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic. Not because the FA Cup has any real interest to me in regards to the soccer, and certainly not because I have any affinity with either of the teams playing (my team is Leeds United). I stayed awake for one reason, the man in the photo above, Dave Whelan.

Whelan's story is quite remarkable. [ Read more... ]


12-May-2013

78,000 People Apply For a One-Way Ticket To Mars

The Mars One project to establish the first human settlement on the Red Planet by 2023 has received 78,000 applications in just two weeks, with as many as 500,000 expected to apply by the time applications close on August 31. [ Read more... ]


12-May-2013

Reinventing The Wheel - Literally

Large springs give the Loopwheels built in suspension/h3>

A British inventor has done the seemingly impossible - and reinvented the wheel.

The Loopwheel system uses springs instead of spokes, giving the wheel built in suspension. [ Read more... ]


11-May-2013

The Sturt Desert Pea vs The Fuschia

For people in the Australian outback the Sturt Desert Pea is held in almost mystical reverence. The difficulty in finding it, the frustration of domesticating it, and the impossibility of propagating it, gives it those qualities. And, of course being the floral emblem of South Australia also gives the Sturt Desert Pea an aura of importance. Rarely is it's beauty challenged. [ Read more... ]


11-May-2013

TV networks tussle for Australian cricket rights.

Australia's Ten Network television has offered Cricket Australia Aus$500 million (US$505 million) in cash for coverage rights over the next five years, reports said Friday. [ Read more... ]


11-May-2013

How will Tony cope in gaol?

Entrepreneur David Ettridge has taken action in the Queensland Supreme Court against Tony Abbott and others. If the case succeeds it may end the political career of the Liberal leader who most pundits predict will romp into the Lodge at the September election. [ Read more... ]


11-May-2013

Cuba seeks to legally challenge Australian plain packaging on tobacco products.

Cuba has become the latest country to launch a legal attack on Australia's landmark plain packaging rules for tobacco at the World Trade Organisation, the global body says. [ Read more... ]


10-May-2013

Muslim Rape Squads: New Terror!

Benghazi, Libya: Two more British women kidnapped and pack-raped as part of escalating, organised Islamist rape-squads spread terror and fear across Europe. And here in Australia! [ Read more... ]


10-May-2013

Israel's 'act of war' against Syria - Madness or cold calculation?

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on May 5, 2013, allegedly shows, "the damage caused by an Israeli strike" according to SANA. (AFP/SANA)

Israel's bombing of Syria is a sign Tel Aviv and Washington are preparing international opinion, and gearing up for a full-scale Libya-style NATO-IDF air campaign to obliterate Syria. [ Read more... ]


10-May-2013

A Glimpse Into Our Future


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A video about the use of CCTV. Fascinating to watch.


10-May-2013

Great Rap Battles of History
Michael Jackson v Elvis Presley


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09-May-2013

Has Adelaide's Food Truck Boom Peaked?

Adelaide's Favourite Mobile Coffee Vendor - Coffee Cow

Adelaide's food truck culture might have peaked, with Adelaide City Council set to approve a cap on the number of food vans next week. [ Read more... ]


09-May-2013

Inside The World Of A Ministerial Driver:

Bottles, Cans and Divided Loyalties...

Transcripts and statements provided in a worker's compensation case allege a workplace of divided responsibilities and the widespread private use of chauffeured ministerial cars. [ Read more... ]


08-May-2013

By Pat 'Pizza'

3D-Printed Ear Can Hear

Nanotechnology engineers have 3D printed an ear from calf cells and silver nanoparticles that picks up radio signals at frequencies beyond human capacity. The creation is part of their greater plan to one day build spare parts for humans and cyborgs to don. [ Read more... ]


08-May-2013

By Pat Buchanan

Who Are the War Criminals in Syria?

Last week, several polls came out assessing U.S. public opinion on intervention in Syria.

According to the Huffington Post poll, Americans oppose U.S. air strikes on Syria by 3-to-1. They oppose sending arms to the rebels by 4-to-1. They oppose putting U.S. ground troops into Syria by 14-to-1. Democrats, Republicans and independents are all against getting involved in that civil war that has produced 1.2 million refugees and 70,000 dead. [ Read more... ]


08-May-2013

by Victoria Woollaston

YouTube To Charge For Watching Videos

You may soon have to pay around $Aud5.00 a month to watch videos from specialist YouTube channels. Reports in the Financial Times claim that a paid-for subscription model is expected to launch later this week and will enable producers to make new and exclusive content available online [ Read more... ]


07-May-2013

by Mike.B

Great Rap Battles of History
Albert Einstein v Stephen Hawking


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07-May-2013

By Mike.B

Has Gillard Broken The Law, Again?

There are now so many complaints about Twitter account suspensions, content filtering and even editing of tweets within Australia, targeting only anti-Government content, that censorship is no longer a question in Australia it is a fact. [ Read more...]


07-May-2013

By Mike.B

Support A Bill To Allow Citizen Initiated Referenda

Currently, the People of Australia are powerless to influence how the government acts. A vote every three years or so provides no accountability at all. Once a government is elected, they then do whatever they like. A Bill is before Parliament that will change that! [ Read more... ]


06-May-2013

By Mike.B


06-May-2013

By Andrew Jennings

How FIFA crooks stole Australia's World Cup cash

Forensic auditors in the Caribbean reveal that a FIFA official stole a sack full of money from the Australians bidding to host the World Cup.

It's a story of treachery, naivete, bribery, cover-up and all those words you associate with Sepp Blatter's bunch of mobsters when they open the door to suckers queuing to be fleeced. [ Read More... ]


05 May 2013

Headless Chooks - Liberal Party Ad


05 May 2013

by Mike.B

The Crows Were Better This Week

There is no doubt that the Crows played a much better game this week than previously.

I cannot help but wonder, why? Was it because they had played so badly before, or was it Sanderson's influence. In my opinion it was the former. [ Read more... ]


05-May-2013

by Unknown

NDIS : Scam A Shocking Betrayal

There is no doubt that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has the broad support of Australians. However the way in which Gillard is implementing this scheme is nothing short of despicable. For instance stating that the scheme will be funded by a 0.5% increase to the Medicare levy. This is absolute spin. The Medicare levy now stands at approx. 1.5%, and will increase to 2.0%. That is actually a 33% increase. The article you can read [ Here... ] suggests there may be another more economical way to fund it...


04-May-2013

by Mike.B

Great Rap Battles of History
Nikola Tesla v Thomas Edison


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04-May-2013

by Mike.B

May The Fourth Be With You

Star Wars video brought to you in living technocolour in two minutes flat, LEGO (not Gangham) style. The video that turns the Star Wars quadrilogy into the Star Wars quintology! And is set to become an absolute classic. Remember you saw it first [ HERE ] on Big Wall Bling... Today is also my brother's birthday, so Happy Birthday David


03-May-2013

Queensland Gov't Bans Beer and Chocolate (amongst other things

Last week the QLD government passed the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2012. As a result, many harmless chemicals, foodstuffs and herbal medicines were inadvertently banned including the popular cold and flu herb, Echinacea; the popular sleep tonic, Tryptophan; saffron; chocolate and even the unthinkable alcohol. [ Read more... ]


02-May-2013

By Victoria Woollaston

Is this the son of Concord? Boeing's supersonic passenger plane tested by Nasa

A 1.79 percent scale model of a concept supersonic aircraft built by The Boeing Company. This shot of the 'son of Concorde' model is taken through the window of Nasa's supersonic wind tunnel at the Glenn Research Center in Ohio. [ Read more... ]


02-May-2013

Beware of the Mantis: Giant six-legged all-terrain robotic creature revealed

A six-legged, 1,900kg all-terrain walking robot has been created by a designer in Hampshire. Matt Denton, from Winchester, believes that his six-legged 'Mantis' is the biggest, all-terrain operational hexapod robot in the world. [ Read more... ]


02-May-2013

by Dave Bohon

Alastair Cook: 'I've got no doubt it's going to be a fantastic Ashes'

The England captain who became the youngest man to reach 7,000 Test runs says his desire is as intense as ever ahead of what promises to be an amazing summer [ Read more... ]


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01-May-2013

by Dave Bohon

'Brain Dead' Brit Escapes Death Sentence of Organ Harvesting Doctors

Four medical specialists declared 17-year-old Steven Thorpe brain dead after he suffered devastating injuries in a 2008 car accident, and prepared to harvest his organs. But Thorpe's family had second thoughts, refusing to give the okay to end his life. And it's a good thing because Thorpe woke up from his 'irreversible' brain damage and five years later is making, by his own estimation, a full recovery. [ Read more... ]


01-May-2013

US Boeing 747 crash and burn caught on dashcam in Afghanistan (VIDEO)

Harrowing footage of a US cargo plane in Afghanistan plummeting to the ground immediately after takeoff and erupting in a massive ball of flames has emerged online. All seven passengers onboard were killed.

Video apparently shot from a vehicle dashcam shows the National Airlines Boeing 747 taking off from the Bagram Airfield military base, just north of the Afghanistan capital of Kabul, on Monday.

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The plane's nose pitches up heavily on its ascent, stalls, and then falls from the sky in a matter of seconds. It immediately explodes upon impact, sending a massive, thick plume of smoke up into the sky.

While the video appeared within 24 hours of the crash and appears to be authentic, the date on the dash cam is wrong.

Seven passengers all of them American citizens were killed in the crash. Shirley Kaufman, VP for National Air Cargo, said five of the seven causalities were from Michigan.

"We are not yet releasing the identities of the colleagues we lost out of respect for their families who need a little more time to reach their loved ones," The Pentagon Post cites Kaufman as saying.

She added that the aircraft was transporting vehicles and other cargo when it crashed.

The Taliban was quick to take credit for downing the cargo plane, a claim which NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) dismissed as"false." NATO said emergency personnel who arrived at the scene were investigating the cause of the crash, adding that no insurgent activity in or around the base was recorded at the time.

The crash appears to be the deadliest aircraft-related accident at Bagram Airfield since its conversion into a massive base of military operations following the 2001 US invasion of Afghanistan.

The base has regularly been targeted by Afghan insurgents, including the deadly 2007 Bagram Airfield bombing, a suicide attack that killed some 23 people and injured 20 more. The attack coincided with a visit by the then vice-president Dick Cheney.


1-May-2013

By John Pilger

Australia's Boom Is Anything But For Its Aboriginal People

Eleven miles by ferry from Perth is Western Australia's "premier tourist destination". This is Rottnest Island, whose scabrous wild beauty and isolation evoked, for me, Robben Island in South Africa. Empires are never short of devil's islands; what makes Rottnest different indeed, what makes Australia different is silence and denial on an epic scale. [ Read more... ]