Bindi Irwin is facing a backlash after entering one of the United States’ most heated public relations battles.
The 15-year-old, alongside mother Terri and brother Robert, announced during an appearance on the top-rating US morning TV program Good Morning America that she is teaming up with SeaWorld theme parks.
Orlando-based SeaWorld Entertainment Inc has been pounded by bad press, protests and boycotts by performers including Willie Nelson and The Beach Boys in the past year after the release of the award-winning film documentary Blackfish, which probes the treatment of killer whales at the company’s theme parks.
The O’Farrell government has opened the way for the state’s forests to be used to generate electricity in a move blasted by the Greens as “devastating”.
Anthony Roberts, the Minister for Resources and Energy, said on Friday that modifications to environmental protection regulations would allow trees otherwise destined for pulp and paper production to be burnt in power stations. Invasive native species and offcuts of sawlogs could also be burnt for power.
Mr Roberts said the move would be monitored by the Environment Protection Authority “to ensure there is no increase in the intensity of clearing or logging”.
Upper house Greens MP John Kaye said the move would expose new native species to logging and perpetuate the ailing woodchip industry that currently consumes about 1 million tonnes of trees a year from the forests in the state’s south-east. Subsidies for the native forest industry already cost $8 million a year, he said.
“The one chance we had of saving those forests has now been lost, into the furnaces of power stations,” Mr Kaye said, adding that carbon emissions are likely to be as high as six times that of burning coal.
I’m really digging True Detective. If you’ve not seen it yet and you like a good mystery check it out. You can watch it on Foxtel for $74 a month or download it for free.
You can also find HBO shows (Like Game of Thrones) at the following places without pay extortion fees to Foxtel.
|Platform||Info & Availability||Price|
|HBOGo.com||Streaming via Web Browser||Free with Subscription to HBO|
|Android||Downloadable App Available||Free with Subscription to HBO|
|iOS (iPhone & iPad)||Downloadable App Available||Free with Subscription to HBO|
|Xbox / Xbox One||Download from Xbox Dash||Requires Xbox LIVE, HBO|
|Playstation 4||No Application Yet – On PS3 Now||Free with Subscription to HBO|
|Nintendo Wii U||No Application Yet – TBD||Free with Subscription to HBO|
|Apple TV / AirPlay||HBO Go Now Supported||Requires Apple TV & HBO|
|Chomecast||Now Supported!||$25 & Subscription to HBO|
|Kindle Fire||Downloadable App Available||Kindle & Free with Subscription|
|Samsung Smart TVs||Application Included||TV & Free with HBO Subscription|
|Roku||Channel Available||Roku & Free with HBO Subscription|
|Hulu, Hulu Plus||Very Limited (Boxing, News)||HBO Not Available on Hulu|
|Netflix||Not Available||HBO Not Available on Netflix|
|Amazon Video||Episodes Available for Purchase||Most Episodes: 1.99-3.99|
|Google Play||Episodes Available for Purchase||Most Episodes: 1.99-3.99|
|DISH Anywhere||Downloadable DISH Anywhere App||Requires DISH Cable & HBO|
|Comcast / Xfinity||Downloadable Xfinity TV Go App||Requires Xfinity Cable & HBO|
|Verizon FIOS||HBO Go Login Available||Requires FIOS & HBO|
|Cox Cable||HBO Go Login Available||Requires Cox & HBO|
US magazine Newsweek says it has found the enigmatic creator of the online currency bitcoin, a reclusive Japanese-American physicist and model train fan.
The creation of the digital currency was credited to Satoshi Nakamoto, a name which had been believed to be a pseudonym for another person or collective.
A Newsweek reporter has now identified him as Dorian S. Nakamoto, 64, who lives in a modest home in suburban Los Angeles.
Mr Nakamoto did not admit to being behind the online phenomenon, and he called the police when the magazine’s reporter knocked on his door.
The magazine said the man, who had a quiet career involving classified work for the US military and companies, tacitly acknowledged his role.
“I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it,” he said.
“It’s been turned over to other people. They are in charge of it now. I no longer have any connection.”
I think this guy wants to be left alone.
Bend over Australia.
The federal government’s sweeping review of Australia’s workplace laws will put penalty rates, pay and conditions, union militancy and flexibility under the microscope.
The inquiry means that all the elements of WorkChoices that people hated are back on the table, including individual contracts.
A leaked draft of the terms of reference for the Productivity Commission inquiry into the Fair Work Act, obtained by Fairfax Media, reveals the inquiry will examine the act’s impact on unemployment and under-employment, productivity, business investment and the ability of the labour market to respond to changing economic conditions.
If you need anymore proof that Abbott is a lying cunt. Read this.
A New Jersey teenager who sued her parents for financial support after leaving home has lost the first round of her lawsuit. Cheerleader Rachel Canning, 18, sought $650 (£390) in weekly child support from her parents, the payment of the remainder of her tuition at her private high school, a fund for her future college tuition, and her lawyers’ fees.
At a family court hearing on Tuesday, Miss Canning was told her parents would not have to pay child support or her legal costs. The school has waived its fees until the case is settled. Judge Peter Bogaard warned that her suit could lead to a “slippery slope”, asking: “Are we going to open the gates for 12-year-olds to sue for an Xbox? For 13-year-olds to sue for an iPhone?”
US tech giant Apple has shifted an estimated $8.9 billion in untaxed profits from its Australian operations to a tax haven structure in Ireland in the last decade, an investigation by The Australian Financial Review has found.
Last year Apple reported pretax earnings in Australia of only $88.5 million after it sent an estimated $2 billion of income from its Australian sales to Ireland via Singapore, where Apple negotiated a secret tax deal in 2009.
Sure tax sucks. But a billion dollar company doing this so it doesn’t have to pay its share?
Siberia fills the heads of scientists with dreams of resurrection. For millions of years, its tundra has gradually turned to permafrost, entombing animals and other organisms in ice. Some of their remains are exquisitely well-preserved – so well, in fact, that some scientists have nibbled on the meat of woolly mammoths.
Some researchers even hope to find viable mammoth cells that they can use to clone the animals back from extinction. And in 2012, Russian scientists reported coaxing a seed buried in the permafrost for 32,000 years to sprout into a flower.
Now a team of French and Russian researchers has performed a resurrection of a more sinister nature. From Siberian permafrost more than 30,000 years old, they have revived a virus that is new to science.
“To pull out a virus that’s 30,000 years old and actually grow it, that’s pretty impressive,” said Scott O. Rogers of Bowling Green State University who was not involved in the research. “This goes well beyond what anyone else has done.”
It’s OK. No need to worry. The virus will only affect amoebas and other simple, single cell organisms. Like politicians, conspiracy theorists and people who work in advertising.
Patrick Rock, a Thatcherite who served as special advisor to UK Prime Minister David Cameron and played an influential role in the Prime Minister’s national Internet censorship plan, has been arrested for possession of images depicting the sexual abuse of children. The National Crime Agency is conducting forensic analysis of the computer networks at the Prime Minister’s office/residence, Number 10 Downing Street.
Source with thanks to Sagacious.
Aaah, it’s good to see these fuckwits come undone.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said he will not support the creation of any more national parks in a speech lauding timber workers as “the ultimate conservationists”.
Mr Abbott also told a timber industry dinner on Tuesday night that he would create a new Forestry Advisory Council to support the industry.
Christopher Pagano, the alleged Swiss cheese fucker of Philadelphia, was briefly jailed again after a fourth woman came forward accusing him of “harassment includ[ing] the use of processed cheese.”
In January, Pagano was arrested and charged with three counts each of stalking, indecent exposure, harassment and open lewdness for allegedly offering three women money to watch him masturbate with Swiss cheese.
Joe Bell is an 95-year-old World War II veteran who lives in San Jose, California. Last Sunday, the course for the San Jose 408k Race to the Row went right in front of his house in the Rose Garden area of town. To inspire the participants, Bell donned his dress uniform and stood in front of his home applauding as the runners went by.
Then a funny thing happened; runners began stopping to shake his hand and thank him for his service.
Kleph posted this up on his FB, so I stole it. I like this kind of shit. Warms the cockles it does.
A legal win for a public servant left mentally damaged from being told to work a standard five-day week could lead to many more workers’ compensation claims, according to the woman’s lawyers.
Centrelink employee Jenny Pettiford has been off work for 2½ years with anxiety disorder since a meeting in 2011 where managers told her working hours of 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, were ”not negotiable”.
But the Administrative Appeals Tribunal sitting in Sydney has backed Ms Pettiford’s claim for workers’ compensation, ruling that Centrelink acted ”unreasonably” when it told her she would have to work the same hours as most of her colleagues at the Mudgee office.
Source with thanks to Sagacious
This makes my brain hurt. Much in the same way my own legal issues do. I even asked my lawyer if I could sue for that brain damage. But he told me I couldn’t sue for an existing condition. True story.
An 18-year-old student is allegedly suing her parents for refusing to pay for her college education.
“We’re being sued by our child,” Sean Canning, a former police chief, said. “I’m dumbfounded, so is my wife, so are my other daughters.”
New Jersey student Rachel Canning claims her parents kicked her out of their property when she turned 18 and have since refused to pay for her further education, after she received acceptance letters from several universities.
“My parents have rationalised their actions by blaming me for not following their rules,” Rachel said in court papers, according to The Daily Record. “They stopped paying my high school tuition to punish the school and me and have redirected my college fund, indicating their refusal to afford me an education as a punishment.”
You know what most people do when they move out of home? Get a fucking job. Welcome to the real world byatch. Big thanks to Sagacious for the link.
Please Australians, don’t watch this. You can’t handle it! It will warp your precious brain-sack!
Check out the two scenes that were removed from the Australian, European, African, and Middle Eastern releases of South Park: The Stick of Truth.
South Park wouldn’t be South Park without a healthy dose of controversy, so it should come as no surprise that the just-released Stick of Truth South Park video game has its fair share. Originally, when it was revealed that the game would be censored in Australia, absolutely no-one was surprised, as Australia censors pretty much everything these days. What was a little more surprising was the news that the same offending scenes would be cut from the European, African, and Middle Eastern versions of the game, replaced with this image instead.
Second video in the read more or at the source. Click the one you love more. Me or the source. I wont make you choose. But if you click the source, I’m going to take the kids. Continue reading →
Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames. This is the reason for lodging the petition so that people from different walks of life, different religions and from different parts of the world, agree that the video promotes blasphemy, using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion.
Source <— Watch it while you can… with the sound off.
According to The Australian‘s Media section, Aussie TV execs are upset that people are “illegally” accessing Netflix from Australia, which in turn denies them vital subscriber dollars.
There are estimates that Netflix now has anywhere up to 200,000 subscribers in the local market.
Aussie execs are even contacting their US film counterparts to try and put pressure on the streaming service to stop accepting Australian credit card payments, as it could potentially lower the value of future content deals.
Fucking cunts won’t do anything to provide us with good content, no they’ll do this instead. Pack of fucking wankers.