Remember this when the government hands down the budget

Remember this when the government hands down the budget

The liberal party are saying that this coming budget will be harsh. Cuts to health care, science, welfare and more. I heard some talking head from the liberals say on TV yesterday that they couldn’t afford the “hundreds of millions” that are needed to support growth of healthcare.

Yet, they just announced that they are going to spend $12 BILLION of our tax dollars on more F-35 Joint Strike fighters. Planes, which many boffins have criticised as being pretty crap.

Great fucking move from our incompetent government. So remember this next time you pay your new upfront doctors fee or you hear them complain about the cost of the NBN.

I just found this interesting article outlining the argument for the planes.

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Idiot cop swerves across three lanes, in front of semi to make exit

Footage has emerged of police driving recklessly, this time from Victoria Australia, seemingly showcasing double-standards from police.

The police van crossed directly in the path of a 26-metre B-Double tautliner truck loaded with close to 64tonne, with the police vehicle barely making it into the exit lane and narrowly avoiding the guard rails. A B-Double is dual trailer system with the lead trailer capable of carrying a 20ft shipping container, and the following trailer capable of carrying a 40ft container. 

Police lights were not used, and no indicators were used. According to Victoria’s driving laws, a number of rules were broken in this single incident. The driver of the police van had zero visibility of any vehicles on the left of the truck and did not take into account the braking capability of the truck in the event of an emergency.

Sheer stupidity at its finest, but now that that footage is in the open, will the driver of the police vehicle be held accountable ?

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The differences between Game of Thrones books and the TV show

The differences between Game of Thrones books and the TV show

 As anyone who has read the novels which the popular HBO show Game of Thrones is based on, there are quite a few differences in the television program from the source material. For one, the series is actually called “A Song of Ice and Fire”, not “Game of Thrones” (which is actually the name of the first book). But there are way more – here are the ten most important ones.

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This is pretty damn interesting. I haven’t read the books because of my Robert Jordan Rule. So this was a real eye opener.

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Stop Tony Meow

Stop Tony Meow

Staff at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet have used up more than 130 pages of correspondence talking about a web plug-in that replaces pictures of Tony Abbott with ‘‘cute kittens’’.

But after charging the program’s creator $700 for access to those pages, what they actually said is a mystery, for now.

Developers Dan Nolan and Ben Taylor made the “Stop Tony Meow” browser extension in January. Downloaded more than 50,000 times, it automatically swaps any picture of Mr Abbott encountered online with pictures of cats.

Curious as to what the Prime Minister and his staff thought of the extension, Mr Nolan submitted a Freedom of Information request to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for any correspondence that mentioned the words “Stop Tony Meow”.

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Gutless bastard abandons his daugther in burning car

Gutless bastard abandons his daugther in burning car

A FATHER allegedly abandoned his toddler in a burning stolen car after a domestic dispute in Perth’s eastern suburbs overnight.

Police attended a disturbance at an Ellenbrook house at about 10.10pm last night, where a man was damaging the house and a 16-year-old girl had been seriously assaulted.

The Ellenbrook home belonged to the man’s former mother-in-law, where his ex-partner and their daughter were also staying.

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Gutless, cowardly lump of shit excuse for a person. I hope they throw the book at this cunt.

The kid was left in the front seat of the car with severe internal injuries of the burning wreck. While this COWARD ran the fuck away.

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Reddit mods are fags too

Reddit mods are fags too

Social news site Reddit has downgraded the status of its “technology” section after a censorship row.

The category is no longer a “default subreddit”, meaning it stops being one of two dozen communities promoted to new account holders.

It follows a report by the Daily Dot that revealed headlines posted to the area had been secretly deleted if they featured certain words.

The subreddit’s own moderators now acknowledge that this was a “disaster”.

Reddit describes itself as “the front page of the internet”.

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Some broken stuff

Some broken stuff

The buddypress pluggin we use for some site features seems to be broken. I’ve disabled it until I can get it functional so things like PMs, avatars and others crap won’t work. I’ll post once its up!

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Boffins create solar panel window

Boffins create solar panel window

Windows that double as solar panels could soon be a reality following a breakthrough in quantum dot research that could have significant implications on the way the sun’s energy is harvested in the future.

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Milano-Bicocca synthesised a new generation of quantum dots that they were able to embed in a transparent polymer to capture the sun’s energy.

Quantum dots – nanocrystals made of semiconductor materials – are already used in solar panel systems due to their low-cost and mechanical properties, as well as transistors, LEDs and lasers.

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Nessie spotted in Google Earth?

Nessie spotted in Google Earth?

So large that it can be seen from space, it is enough to send shockwaves through even the most cynical Nessie sceptic.

This shadowy form measuring around 100ft long and seemingly with two giant flippers powering it through the waters of Loch Ness was photographed by a satellite.

For six months the image has been studied by experts at the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, where excitement is mounting after various explanations for it were ruled out… leaving them to conclude it is ‘likely’ to be the elusive beast.

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Is America really our ally if they kill Aussies without trial?

Is America really our ally if they kill Aussies without trial?

Christopher Harvard grew up in Townsville, Queensland. In 2011 he moved to Yemen to teach English, making sure to stay in regular contact with his family in Australia through letters and Skype. His grandmum said “he was over there volunteering his time”. There’s nothing to suggest Christopher Harvard was ever convicted of a crime or implicated in any violence whatsoever.

Christopher Harvard was just revealed to be one of the two Australians murdered by an American drone strike on November 19, 2013. America claims he was a terrorist.

The one un-Australian thing Christopher Harvard did was give up bacon and beer, but for that he didn’t deserve to die.

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An interesting read without the usual media spin. We trust America when they say this guy is a terrorist. But we know we can’t trust America. So who can we believe?

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Christianity in decline in Australia

Christianity in decline in Australia

Easter Sunday may celebrate Christ rising, but the proportion of Australians who identify as Christian is falling fast, down over 8% points in the last two years. If the current downward trend were to continue, Christians will soon be in the minority in Australia, the latest research from Roy Morgan shows.

In late 2011, Christians outnumbered the non-religious by over two to one: 60.9% of Australians 14+ (11.4 million) said they belonged to a Christian denomination compared with 29.2% (5.5 million) who said they had no religious affiliation—each near their respective proportional averages since 2009.

But in the latest quarter October to December 2013, 52.6% of Australians (10.2 million) are Christian, while 37.6% (7.3 million) have no religion—halving the gap to 15% points.

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New premier Mike Baird, already a cunt

New premier Mike Baird, already a cunt

Premier Mike Baird wants to push ahead with the privatisation of public hospitals, saying Sydney’s dilapidated health facilities are in need of upgrading.

The privatisation model used in Western Australia, where non-clinical staff were privately employed and public hospitals were privately built and managed, could provide a ”fantastic opportunity” to give NSW patients the best services, he said.

Mr Baird said he was concerned by the ageing of NSW’s health facilities. ”The quality of doctors and nurses is world-class and they need world-class facilities,” he said.

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And of course the everyday punter will have to pay more for healthcare. More proof that our government is more of a profit seeing corporation than a body setup to serve the public.

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Kim Jong Un files official complaint over bad hair mocking

Kim Jong Un files official complaint over bad hair mocking

North Korea has written an official letter of complaint to Britain over a London hair salon’s advert implying leader Kim Jong-Un has a bad hairstyle, the Foreign Office confirmed Thursday.

The Stalinist state has failed to see the funny side of a discount haircuts advert featuring Kim at the M&M Hair Academy in Ealing, west London.

The poster featured a large picture of Kim with his distinctive short-back-and-sides hairdo and the slogan: “Bad hair day? 15 percent off all gent cuts through the month of April.”

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BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Japan Plans to Resume Whaling Program

Japan Plans to Resume Whaling Program

In a move likely to bring renewed international criticism, Japan said Friday that it wants to resume its research whaling in the Southern Ocean next year under a redesigned program that would address objections raised by an international court.

 

In a statement, Minister of Agriculture Yoshimasa Hayashi said Japan would submit a new plan for research whaling this fall to the International Whaling Commission that would allow it to restart its annual hunts in waters off Antarctica in 2015. Earlier in April, Japan canceled this year’s hunt after the International Court of Justice in The Hague ruled that the hunts were in violation of Japan’s legal obligations under an international treaty banning commercial whaling. [..]

“We are revising the contents of the research to take into consideration the court’s decision to the greatest extent that we can,” Mr. Hayashi told reporters. “We want to gather scientific data in order to resume commercial whaling as soon as possible.”

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