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John Cleese On Security

How we Brits Cope with Terrorism. Reposted from: “John Cleese On Security” at This Day – One Day The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even … Continue reading

Borobudur Temple In Indonesia

Borobudur Temple In Indonesia A Monolith Rising Above The Jungle Of Central Java Borobudur is one of three exactly aligned Buddhist Temples, located in Central Java, and each approximately a mile apart. Archaeologists know there is a religious relationship between the three Buddhist temples. However, the exact significance is a long-forgotten mystery. Location of Borobudur … Continue reading

Australia Will Censor the Internet

Australia Will Censor the Internet Internet Censorship in Australia will be Mandatory Australia is set to introduce the harshest internet censorship laws in the free world. Australia already has the free world’s harshest sedition laws. When Australia first announced it’s intention to introduce compulsory internet censorship, it was supposedly to control access to anorexia and … Continue reading

Edmund Barton – Australia’s First Prime Minister

Edmund Barton Australia’s First Prime Minister One of the Founding Father’s of Australian Federation Edmund Barton helped write the Australan Constitution before Federation, administered it as Prime Minister, and interpreted it as a High Court judge. Early Years Edmund Barton was born in Glebe Sydney in 1849. As a boy, he had a love of … Continue reading

Underground City Of Seattle

Other features About Seattle: Seattle USA Underground City; Seattle Space Needle; Seattle Underground Homeless Underground City of Seattle A City That Burnt Down, then Rebuilt on Top of Itself Beneath the sidewalks and city of Seattle, another world exists. It is the world of the pioneers, the original settlers of Seattle. There are subterranean passageways … Continue reading

Barack Obama Antichrist Claims

Barack Obama Antichrist Claims Deliberate Misquoting of the Bible and Nostradamus There are people making claims that Barack Obama is the antichrist. Many are falsely misquoting the Bible and Nostradamus in attempts to lend credibility to their claims. There’s a lot on the internet recently about Barack Obama supposedly being the antichrist, including claims nobody … Continue reading

Nancy Bird Walton Australian Aviator

Nancy Bird Walton Australian Aviator Australia’s Greatest Female Aviator and Living National Treasure A love of life above the clouds took Nancy Bird-Walton around the world, fulfilling dreams that began in childhood. Australian aviation pioneer Nancy Bird-Walton was named a Living National Treasure by the National Trust of Australia in 1997. She was one of … Continue reading

Ulica Magazine Fighting Poverty In Macedonia

Ulica Magazine Fighting Poverty In Macedonia A European Social Venture to Address Unemployment and Homelessness The Ulica magazine, published in Macedonia, aims to tackle poverty. Homeless people and the unemployed sell the magazine on the streets. The social magazine combines various genres and forms, and provides valuable information and entertainment for the reader. This ensures … Continue reading

Motorbike Repairs

This was supposedly printed in a Florida newspaper.  It tells the story of a man, his motorcycle, an exploding toilet, and the need for good medical insurance. A man was working on his motorcycle on his patio and his wife was in the kitchen. The man was racing the engine on the motorcycle when it … Continue reading

Murphy’s Law

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” is commonly known as Murphy’s Law.  The fact that Murphy was actually an aero-space engineer, who worked on safety-critical systems, may be cause for some concern. Major Edward Aloysius Murphy’s original statement was apparently along the lines “If there’s more than one way to do a job, … Continue reading

Origins Of Bonza

Bonza is an uniquely Australian word, meaning excellent, attractive, pleasing, remarkable or wonderful.  For an Australian to call something bonza is considered high praise indeed, but where does the word come from? It seems to have entered use around 1900-1905.  The first time it was used in print, with the alternative spelling of bonzer, seems … Continue reading

Pay More, Get Less

One thing that really annoys me is the fact that manufacturers treat us like fools. They claim the prices of their products are not rising as much as inflation, but, on close inspection, it is obvious that the products they sell actually contain less than before. Take cereal, for example. A report from the Today … Continue reading

Petrol Companies Price Hikes

Current media reports state that the federal government is considering forcing petrol companies to advertise their prices 24 hours in advance, so consumers can be prepared for the outrageous price fixing that happens on weekends and public holidays. maybe this could be expanded to force them to advertise three days, or even a week in … Continue reading

Affordable Housing Projects To Be Expanded

Affordable housing numbers in Queensland are increasing, according to information from the Department of Housing and Brisbane Housing Company. Scott Chandler, Media Advisor to Queensland Minister for Housing, Robert Schwarten, said that 15 million dollars funding had been committed to thee Gold Coast Housing Company over the next three years. This was in addition to … Continue reading

Murri Courts Expanding In Queensland

Murri Courts will soon be operating in Cairns, Caloundra and Mackay, according to Donna O’Donoghue, Adviser to Queensland Attorney-General, Kerry Shine. The courts, designed to meet the special needs of Indigenous Australians, commenced operation in Brisbane in 2002, and are currently operating in Brisbane, Ipswich, Mt Isa, Townsville, Caboolture, Cherbourg and Cleveland, Ms O’Donoghue said. … Continue reading

New Press Shield Laws Announced

Reforms to evidence law will protect confidential communications between journalists and their sources, Attorney-General Philip Ruddock said in a media release on 24th May. However, Amy Coopes, from the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, believes the laws, in their current form, do little in a practical sense. The Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill was announced … Continue reading

The Great Burke Debate

All constituents should have access to all parliamentarians, regardless of the constituent’s background, according to Senator Andrew Bartlett, Deputy Leader of the Australian Democrats. A spokesman for Senator Bartlett stated that the Democrats did not have a policy of their elected parliamentarians, or members of the Democrats, being prohibited from contact with former Western Australian … Continue reading

King of Torts by John Grisham

The King of Torts is typical of the perception most people have of John Grisham. It portrays two lawyers, one honest and one corrupt. The twist in this tale of litigation and intrigue is that the main character is both lawyers. Clay Carter is a burnt out public defender, an honest man who has failed … Continue reading

Backyard Blues

The traditional use of suburban backyards for weddings, cricket matches, children’s parties and barbecues is under threat. Only the very wealthy in the inner city and those living in country towns look like having large backyards by 2020. NSW State Planning estimates an extra 82,600 houses will be needed in the middle suburbs by 2020, … Continue reading

One Way To Tragedy

Susan Smith, 18, died instantly, and another girl is injured, both passengers in a car that hit a pole and overturned at Glenelg last night. Police report the car as travelling the wrong way in Ringer Street, with speed and risky driving other possible factors. The male driver has been released from hospital after being … Continue reading

Train Of Thought

I marvelled at how no one was complaining. Usually, when the trains run late, that was the only topic of discussion among the passengers. Today, November 14, 2005, Brisbane got a little taste of terrorism, and nobody was saying anything. It had started earlier in the day. The lunch time trains and buses had been … Continue reading

The Birds That Flu

The virus was spread by birds. Twenty-five million people died. First, it infected the pigs, where the virus could mutate. Then it infected the humans. Eighteen months after appearing, the virus vanished completely. Sound like a projection of the possible devastation of the current bird flu threat? Maybe an extract from Stephen King’s apocalyptic novel … Continue reading

It Snows

It snows and it snows My clothes are all froze And so’s my nose And so’s my toes Why do you s’pose It’s cold when it snows Here’s how it goes ‘Cause a freezing wind blows The wind blows the snows And it gets up your nose And freezes your toes And freezes your clothes … Continue reading

John Cleese Letter to USA (November 2000)

NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF INDEPENDENCE November 8 2000 To the citizens of the United States of America, In the light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA, and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today. Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will … Continue reading

Goulburn Reconciliation Media Release 01

Walking Together – A Closer Look At Our History Much has been written and discussed about reconciliation recently. Many people have asked “But what is it?’ Australians For Reconciliation is a project of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation. This council was formed, as an act of legislation, in 1992. It is a result of the … Continue reading

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