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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Hitman Go

This new Hitman mini-game for ipad looks awesome!! Not out on Android yet. This make me sad.

It’s not your normal Hitman game. It’s a puzzle game set in beautifully detailed diorama sets. Watch the video and you’ll see.

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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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Man upset over 22-cent Pepsi tax pulls submachine gun

Man upset over 22-cent Pepsi tax pulls submachine gun

Nahshon Shelton didn’t want to pay the 22-cent tax on his $1.79 two-liter of Pepsi on Saturday afternoon, Chicago police said.

So he allegedly pulled a blue-steel Intratec .22-caliber submachine gun out of his Gucci satchel inside the convenience store in the 4000 block of West Madison Street where they tried to make him pay it  and he threatened to kill everyone there, a prosecutor said.

This “is my neighborhood, I’m tax exempt!” he would later allegedly tell the cops, the Sun-Times is reporting. “Man, you know what, I’ll keep it real. I had to put them in their place.”

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Total Ban of All E-Cig Model Sales In WA

Total Ban of All E-Cig Model Sales In WA

Judge Prichard found in favour of the Health Department and in her decision expanded her conclusion to determine that in effect any product E-Cig or otherwise that involves a hand to mouth action and results in the expulsion of vapour does in fact resemble a tobacco product and there for falls under section 106a of the Tobacco Products Control Act of 2006.

 

What does this mean? Well in short it means any model of E-Cig irrespective of its design is now illegal by case law precedent to be sold from within WA. One can only imagine that the other states may now try to follow suit.

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Apparently, for reasons I don’t understand, the Cancer Council wanted to add law to specifically ban electric cigarettes aswell. Atleast, that was their response to the e-cig company initially winning their case, before it went to appeal. So I guess they’re pretty happy with the current outcome.

The whole thing seems somewhat insane. In my experience e-cigs have been the best alternative to actual tobacco that I’ve found.

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Sydney Brick Show

Sydney Brick Show

The Sydney Brick Show is back for its 3rd year, now at a bigger venue. Located at the lower level of Sydney Town Hall, the show goes from 24th – 27th of April.

Book your tickets online at http://sydneybrickshow.com.au/
No ticket sales at the doors so you must buy online. Last year’s show sold out so get your tickets fast!

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Barry pulls the pin

Barry pulls the pin

Barry O’Farrell has just resigned over his evidence to Icac, in which he said he did not receive a gift of a 1959 bottle of Penfolds Grange Hermitage from the head of Australian Water Holdings, Nick Di Girolamo. This morning the Icac has been a shown a note in which he thanked Di Girolamo for the bottle of wine.

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This week’s tool of the week

This week’s tool of the week

This dickhead was driving while texting, also on her P-plates when she ran down a scumbag cyclist.

The court heard that the victim couldn’t believe that Davis rang triple-0 after the accident but refused to offer him help after she parked 100 metres up the road.

Even more stunning was Davis’ answers when interviewed by police two days after the accident and asked about using her phone.

“I just don’t care because I’ve already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is like pretty expensive and now I have to fix it,” she told a police officer.

“I’m kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn’t on my phone when I hit the cyclist.”

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I think we need to bring back tool of the week. How could it possibly go wrong? :D

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Excursion of Doom: Parking…

Excursion of Doom: Parking…

Ok this is a short post. I have been parking here for years and it’s only recently that I have realised that no one else really knows about this place and how cool it is.

So what are we looking at here? Well, Sydney is literally riddled with old abandoned train and tram tunnels for lines that were never constructed or disused when Sydney got rid of its tram network. We have already visited the spectacular abandoned tunnels of St James station so I thought I would share another place where the tunnels are actually in use.

It is actually a Wilsons car park next to Wynard station and under the Menzies Hotel. This parking garage is a set of disused tram tunnels that have been convert into parking. Originally these tunnels were used for allowing commuters to jump off the tram to a train.

The entrance is off Wynard lane and the exit comes out right near the south side of the Sydney Harbour bridge. Here are some snaps I grabbed. Continue reading

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Murder charges against 9 month old baby dismissed

Murder charges against 9 month old baby dismissed

A Pakistani judge has thrown out a charge of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby, in a case that cast a spotlight on Pakistan’s dysfunctional justice system.

Baby Muhammad Musa Khan appeared in court in the city of Lahore, sitting on his grandfather’s lap and drinking from a bottle of milk.

He and his adult relatives were charged this month with attempting to murder a policeman after his family clashed with police and gas company workers trying to collect overdue bills.

Police registered a case against the whole family, alleging they threw rocks at gas company officials carrying out an anti-theft inspection in the low-income Ahata Thanedaran neighbourhood of Lahore on February 1.

The family said the child, who was granted bail, should never have been charged.

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Finally the gyroscope-powered monowheel “IT”

Finally  the gyroscope-powered monowheel “IT”

Pirate adds: Ok nothing to copy and paste here because their website is stupid (typical cyclists). Basically you’re looking at a new uni-cycle bike that looks remarkably like the South Park unit above. It will be used by cyclists (aka, speed bumps for people who can afford cars). Check out the source for more or don’t if you’re not a peasant who can afford a car.

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Finally its here I am speechless dues to my constant riding of this amazing machine…..

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Telstra to turnoff copper services in NBN connected areas.

Telstra to turnoff copper services in NBN connected areas.

A number of homes and businesses in 15 towns across Australia face having their phone and internet services cut off when copper lines that connect them are switched off in 45 days, NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski warned on Tuesday.

At a speech at the CommsDay conference in Sydney, Dr Switkowski said 19,000 premises still had an active copper connection, which would be turned off on May 23.

An NBN Co spokeswoman later sought to clarify that there was a mistake in his speech, and that the “vast majority” of premises in the affected towns had switched from copper to an NBN connection.

“D-day for the first fifteen communities around Australia to switch their voice and broadband services is in 45 days from now,” Dr Switkowski said.

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I wish I could have NBN to get rid of the crosstalk and chatter on the copper line in my street. I’m lucky if my ADSL reaches 640k some days. So people have had 18 months in the test areas to connect their NBN service and are bitching that they will lose their current copper service. First world problem to me.

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KIm Jong Un seems more like a cartoon supervillain as each day passes

KIm Jong Un seems more like a cartoon supervillain as each day passes

A NORTH Korean official has reportedly been executed by flamethrower, as part of an apparent purge against supporters of Kim Jong-un’s uncle.

Jang Song-tank was killed by the regime in December after it accused him of corruption and disloyalty. Since then as many as 11 senior party officials have been killed or sent to prison camps, the UK Telegraph said.

The Telegraph cited a report in South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper saying that O Sang-hon, a deputy minister at the Ministry of Public Security, was “executed by flamethrower.”

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Wow! Execution by flamethrower. That’s truly barbaric. Or should that be barbecuic?

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