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  • Man punches a kangaroo in the face to rescue his dog

    12/05/2016 2:29:25 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/4/16 | ViralHog
    One day while hunting one of the highly trained dogs was chasing some pigs by scent and collided with a big buck kangaroo that then held and wrestled the dog by its protective gear (boars have tusks like knives), the owner was horrified that his dog or the kangaroo would get hurt and run in to save both parties. You can see the dog trying to escape, wanting nothing to do with the kangaroo. The big buck kangaroo releases the dog when the owner gets close but then moves in to try and attack the human.
  • Australian missile defence system repelled Houthis

    12/02/2016 4:21:15 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 2, 2016 | BRENDAN NICHOLSON
    The 380 crew of a US warship ­attacked by rebels off the coast of Yemen may have been saved from death or injury by a world-beating missile defence system developed in Australia. The guided missile destroyer USS Mason was operating in the Red Sea about 12 nautical miles off the coast of Yemen on October 9, when it was fired on by Houthi rebels believed to have used two land-based anti-ship cruise ­missiles. A week earlier, a similar attack by the Iranian-backed Houthis badly damaged a fast, twin-hulled vessel leased by the United Arab Emirates to transport troops and help...
  • Obama Administration Stiff-Arms Lawmakers Questioning Secret Refugee Deal

    12/01/2016 6:15:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 1, 2016 | Melissa Jacobs
    Obama Administration Stiff-Arms Lawmakers Questioning Secret Refugee Deal By Melissa Jacobs Published December 01, 2016. Nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia, but not even top lawmakers can get answers about who they are. In an unprecedented move, the U.S. State Department has classified details on refugees to be resettled in America via a secret deal made with Australia. The bi-lateral agreement, which Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a “one-off,” involves 2,465 people currently being held in Papua New Guinea and Nauru who will now be transferred...
  • What Commander in Chief Trump means for Australia-US military ties

    11/30/2016 7:44:22 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 26 replies
    SBS Australia ^ | 10th November 2016 | Myles Morgan
    Defence experts have weighed in on what a Trump presidency will mean for the Australian Defence Force. For 100 years, the Australian military has fought alongside or followed the United States into major conflict zones around the world. Australian and American servicemen and women have fought and died together in the two world wars, Korea, Vietnam, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq. Former US President George Bush famously called Australia America’s sheriff in south-east Asia. But Donald Trump has put US military allies on notice, particularly if they’re not dedicating near enough to 2 per cent of their GDP on defence...
  • SPEAK LIFE ![Charismatic Caucus]

    11/30/2016 7:18:04 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-30-16 | Holy Spirit, Bible
    A word for the prophets of doom and gloom, Your day is coming soon, You see my spirit does "NOT" deliver fear, For I AM Salvation the Cross makes this clear! So instead speak life to these bones, For My eternal army is coming home, Continue to spread my love and Word, For there is no death in My Kingdom it is never heard, But a Life of Freedom and Hope ! My perpetual fire is what you stoke, So take up the coals of My testimony, Spread them wide for all to taste and see, I AM The True...
  • Australia ceases multimillion-dollar donations to controversial Clinton family charities

    11/29/2016 5:30:01 AM PST · by hotsteppa · 36 replies
    AUSTRALIA has finally ceased pouring millions of dollars into accounts linked to Hillary Clinton’s charities. Which might make you wonder: Why were we donating to them in the first place? The federal government confirmed to news.com.au it has not renewed any of its partnerships with the scandal-plagued Clinton Foundation, effectively ending 10 years of taxpayer-funded contributions worth more than $88 million.
  • Obama Classified Number of Illegal Alien Muslim Migrants

    11/27/2016 10:27:33 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama is big on making up his own laws and rules. He rules by executive order and he's gotten into the truly illegal habit of unilaterally signing treaties with foreign governments. This is a very basic problem. And in the context of his deal to take in Muslim migrants rejected by Australia, he is being warned once again that his actions are grossly illegal and unconstitutional. ... We’re not even being told the total numbers who will shortly be making their way to our shores, but the Journal notes that two of the camps located on Naru and Manus Islands...
  • Nauru president dies in Washington hospital, spokeswoman says

    03/09/2003 8:18:39 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 192+ views
    Associated Press | March 9, 2003
    MELBOURNE, Australia, Mar 09, 2003 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- Nauru's President Bernard Dowiyogo, 57, has died in a U.S. hospital, a spokeswoman for the Pacific island nation said Monday. Dowiyogo died at 7:40 a.m. local time (2040 GMT Sunday) at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, said spokeswoman Helen Bogden, who is based in Melbourne. Dowiyogo had undergone an 11-hour heart operation last Tuesday. Bogden said the U.S. Air Force had agreed to fly Dowiyogo's body back to Nauru later in the week for a funeral service. Dowiyogo is survived by a wife and four children. A...
  • Nauru loses contact with the world

    02/21/2003 8:39:17 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 1,126+ views
    BBC News ^ | Feburary 21, 2003
    The tiny Pacific island of Nauru has spent weeks completely cut off from the outside world after its telecommunications network collapsed. Its isolation is so complete that no one is even sure who the country's president is any more. Nauru, an isolated speck in the southwest Pacific with a population of 12,000, is in a "critical situation", according to the last message received by the outside world. That came via an address given three weeks ago by the man last believed to be running the country, President Bernard Dowiyogo, details of which were given on Friday by Radio Australia....
  • Melbourne 'thunderstorm asthma' kills two

    11/23/2016 7:51:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/22/2016
    Paramedics and hospitals were stretched to their limits as thousands phoned to report breathing problems. The trigger was an extreme level of rye grass pollen in the air, whipped up by strong winds. Ambulance Victoria took more than 1,870 calls between 18:00 (07:00 GMT) and 23:00 on Monday. The figure is more than six times the daily average, and at least 30 people are in intensive care. ... Melbourne's thunderstorm asthma event was caused by very high levels of rye grass pollen. About one in 10 people have asthma in Australia, with about 80% of those sufferers experiencing allergies, particularly...
  • A GREAT SHAKING but A Beautiful OUTCOME[charismatic caucus]

    11/21/2016 1:20:45 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit, bible
    Do you see my children I am shaking all that can be shaken in order to bring forth Holiness for as My Word "Be holy as I am holy" is an eternal Truth and this is what shall remain standing only those things that are eternal for all else will fail and is failing before your eyes even now ! Do not be caught up in the landslide for as we are one I shall lift you high above the turmoil and you shall not look back as you cast your eyes upon Me your Savior and King of kings...
  • The Media's Meltdown Over Donald Trump Victory - The Bolt Report

    11/19/2016 10:23:26 AM PST · by InABunkerUnderSF · 10 replies
    An Australian perspective on US election coverage - Our media look like fools, the Australian Foreign Ministry had to get Donald Trump's phone number from Greg Norman (so much for the efficiency of Echelon) and there's a swamp in Canberra that needs draining too.
  • Australia: War on Cash intensifies: Citibank to stop accepting cash at some branches

    11/17/2016 4:41:39 AM PST · by upchuck · 19 replies
    sovereignman.com ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Simon Black
    In July 2016, Australian payments firm Tyro published an enormously self-serving blog post touting the benefits of a cashless society and saying, “it’s only a matter of time.” Most notably, two days ago, Citibank (yes, THAT Citibank) announced that it was going cashless at some of its Australian branches.The media and political establishments have chimed in as well.In February of this year, the Sydney Morning Herald released a series of articles, some of which were written by officials from Australia’s Department of the Treasury, suggesting that eliminating cash will “save billions”, and that “moving to a cashless society is the...
  • At least 27 injured after man sets fire to Melbourne bank

    11/18/2016 4:14:12 AM PST · by Candor7 · 35 replies
    RT Question More ^ | 18 Nov, 2016 02:12 | Staff
    At least 27 people have been injured after a man set fire to a branch of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in the Melbourne suburb of Springvale, according to local media reports. Police say the man has been hospitalized in serious condition. Several people who were inside the bank at the time of the incident are being treated for serious burns. Twenty-one people, including three children, are being treated for smoke inhalation, The Age reported.
  • Springvale bank fire: people suffer burns in fire incident *possible* terror attack, Australia)

    11/17/2016 10:16:27 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 18th November 2016
    SIX people are in a critical condition and 27 people were injured after a fire at a Commonwealth Bank branch in Springvale in Melbourne’s southeast. Police said a man set himself alight after walking into the bank with a flammable accelerant, about 11.30am. Two men in their 20s, a man in his 60s, a man in his 70s, a woman in her 20s and another man were taken to the Alfred suffering serious burns. Ambulance Victoria said 21 other people — including a toddler and a person in their 80s — were treated for breathing problems and taken to hospital....
  • The War On Cash Goes Nuclear In India, Australia and Across The World

    11/17/2016 5:35:17 AM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-17-2016 | Jeff_Berwick
    Jeff Berwick November 17, 2016 We are living in a world where paper fiat money is becoming a novelty. In Australia, Citibank has just become the first to declare that it no longer will accept notes or coins. Only digital transactions. This follows on the heels of India banning large cash denominations. The cash-oriented changes of these two countries are especially troubling in light of the eventual plans to phase out large denomination euro notes and the US 100 dollar bill by 2018. Just as the Economist predicted nearly 30 years ago, the world is going cashless. A few days...
  • Australia, US Agree Refugee Resettlement Deal For People Held At Manus, Nauru

    11/13/2016 5:17:53 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 6 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | Nov 13th, 2016
    The U.S. has agreed to resettle refugees held by Australia in two offshore detention centers, although the number of people to be offered resettlement was not revealed. Under Australia's strict border protection laws, any person who attempts to reach the country by boat is sent to the centers on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island and the small South Pacific island nation of Nauru, while their claims for asylum are processed. Those that did not accept an offer of U.S. resettlement would be offered a 20-year visa to stay on Nauru but no financial support, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said on...
  • Australia to resettle refugees in US under 'one-off' deal

    11/13/2016 5:50:12 AM PST · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 11/13/16 | James Griffiths and Jennifer Deaton
    (CNN)Australia will transfer hundreds of refugees currently held in offshore detention centers to the United States in a landmark deal announced Sunday. The plan is a "one-off agreement. It will not be repeated," Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said at a press conference. Turnbull added that the deal would only be available "to those currently in the regional processing centers" and will prioritize "women, children and families." Around 1,300 people are currently being held in offshore detention on the Pacific Island nation of Nauru, and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island. The majority of the detainees come from the Middle East and...
  • VDOT awards I-66 procurement bid: Project to be funded entirely by private sector

    11/11/2016 8:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Fairfax County Times ^ | November 11, 2016 | Angela Woolsey
    The Commonwealth of Virginia awarded procurement of its Transform66 Outside the Beltway project to I-66 Express Mobility Partners, a consortium of private companies, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Nov. 3. I-66 Express Mobility Partners, which consists of transportation infrastructure company Cintra, public infrastructure investment firm Meridiam, and the contractors Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers VA, Inc., will be responsible for financing, designing, building, maintaining and operating the interstate expansion. The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Transform66 Outside the Beltway project will add two express lanes in each direction between I-495 and Gainesville along with three general purpose lanes...
  • Battle of Long Tan soldiers 'finally' awarded bravery medals 50 years on

    11/09/2016 4:02:49 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies
    Ten Australian soldiers have been recognised for their bravery more than 50 years after they fought in the Vietnam War's Battle of Long Tan. On 18 August, 1966, members of D Company, who were outnumbered 20 to one, fought against the odds to defeat the Viet Cong. About 245 Viet Cong were killed in the rubber plantation and 18 Australians were killed and more were wounded. But for half a century many of the men received no official recognition of their courage, despite sustained campaigning for recognition. Long Tan soldiers recognised with bravery awards: Now 10 of those soldiers have...
  • The Aussies door knocking for Hillary

    11/07/2016 11:14:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    News Corp Australia Network ^ | November 8, 2016 | Rosemarie Lentini in Ohio
    THEY can’t vote or even donate, but that hasn’t stopped these Australians from campaigning for Hillary Clinton in America. Volunteers William Madani, 32, and Amanda McKenna, 29, are knocking on doors in the battleground state of Ohio for the Democratic presidential hopeful. “This election is so significant for the entire planet — for global security, for global growth and trade and for letting the world know what rhetoric is acceptable and what isn’t,” Mr Madani tells News Corp Australia from a campaign office in East Cleveland. Mr Madani landed in the US about three weeks ago from London, where he...
  • The killing of a 'mob hitman' shot dead in his driveway in front of his 12-year-old nephew was

    11/06/2016 2:18:52 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/6/16 | Stephen Johnson, Kate Darvall
    Hitman Hamad Assaad's ambush murder captured on police cameras Authorities were about to raid tattooed underworld figure's Sydney house Police Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad was doing surveillance Assaad was gunned down on driveway in front of his 12-year-old nephew Executed hitman Hamad Assaad's gangland murder was captured on video by police as they prepared to raid his home. The 29-year-old underworld figure was repeatedly shot in front of his 12-year-old nephew in Sydney's south-west on Tuesday. Two gunmen ambushed him on his driveway, at Georges Hall, as the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad conducted surveillance on his house,...
  • TRUE WORSHIP(charismatic caucus)

    11/06/2016 8:18:02 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    the joshua chronicles ^ | bible,holy spirit
    I saw the form of The Lord step into our presence and walk among us and a great Peace filled the room then I heard this . . .   The Shulamite(peaceful) Bride is in the Garden and I smell her "Aroma of Delight" and "this is worship" .  I shall reveal the answers to dilemas,the truth(clarity) where there has been revelations,visions and dreams yes,but in this truth shall come My strategy for your breakthroughs.   Song of Solomon 6:2-4Amplified Bible  (The Shulammite Bride) 2  “My beloved has gone down to his garden, To the beds of balsam, To feed his...
  • Infrastructure investors go big

    11/06/2016 8:16:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Pensions & Investments ^ | October 31, 2016 | Arleen Jacobius
    Pension funds and other asset owners increasingly are investing in U.S. infrastructure, often buying the assets from infrastructure money managers. This could be a win-win. Investor interest comes at a time when the first crop of infrastructure funds raised in the U.S. in 2004 and 2005 are coming to the end of their 10-year life span. Managers are expected to bring more transactions to market to take advantage of growing interest by direct investors. Industry insiders expect more infrastructure core projects to change to institutional investor ownership. Investors prize the core projects, even though returns generally are lower than investments...
  • Fraction of Suicides with Firearms Compared to per Capita Firearms in U.S.A.

    11/01/2016 5:42:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland ^ | 24 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The number of firearms in private hands has been rising for at least 70 years.  During the last 20, the numbers of murders, murders with guns, and violent crime with guns has been dropping sharply.  It has become very hard to say that more guns equal more crime with a straight face.  Fatal gun accidents are at an unprecedented low.  The rate of fatal gun accidents has dropped 94% in 85 years.The response of those who wish to disarm the public has been to focus on suicides.  They lump in suicides with murders and accidents and call the whole...
  • Australian news crew causes incident at GOP office

    WOOSTER, Ohio: The Wayne County GOP headquarters in Wooster was victim to a reported "Australian internet news crew" that apparently attempted to smear the local party. (Subscription req'd) The rest here: https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/10/30/agitators-storm-republican-office-in-ohio-with-playboy-calendar-material/
  • Watch a Giant Spider Drag a Mouse

    10/25/2016 7:03:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    National Geographic ^ | October 24, 2016 | Brian Clark Howard
    Just in time for Halloween, video has emerged from Australia that may chill your blood. Facebook user Jason Womal uploaded video of a giant spider dragging a mouse. "So I am just about to leave for work about 0030 [12:30 am] and me neighbour says, 'You want to see something cool,'" Womal wrote. "So we proceed to his place and he shows me this. Huntsman trying to eat a mouse."
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • The Father's Plumb Line "Jesus Christ in us"[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/21/2016 7:06:32 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My Plumb Line is a constant in your life it will never leave you or forsake you but can you even see it or is it masked by Your own desires or distorted by those around you that are blind to my True Will for My Word is Eternal and so it is with The Plumb Line of My Heart for it is when you align your life with My Heart by becoming servant of The Living God that your Heart on earth Becomes aligned with My Heart Your Heavenly Father so as you surrender all to Me My Son...
  • The town living in terror of CHILDREN: Aboriginal kids as young as eight going on violent crime...

    10/19/2016 5:01:11 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 20th October 2016 | Belinda Cleary
    Children as young as eight are terrorising a town in retaliation after an Aboriginal man was shot by police. Residents in Cowra, in central west New South Wales, are so terrified they are sleeping with weapons next to their beds. Dennis John 'DJ' Doolan was shot by police on September 28, prompting angry members of the Aboriginal community to chant 'black lives matter' until elders had to stop them rioting. The 32-year-old accused thief is still in hospital recovering following the shooting. Now the town is being terrorised by a mob of mostly Aboriginal children, believed to be as young...
  • Australian Song For Islamic Immigration

    10/13/2016 5:21:27 PM PDT · by Finnwolf · 5 replies
    Chuck's Blog ^ | October 6, 2016 | Chuck's Blog
    http://www.ourlighterside.com/2016/10/06/dont-bite-hand-feeds/ A good commonsense tune.
  • Trump supporters 'not deplorable': Abbott (Former Australian Prime Minister)

    10/13/2016 1:05:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 14, 2016
    In an interview with Sky News former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended Donald Trump's polices labelling them 'reasonable enough.' 'The vast majority of Trump supporters are not deplorable, they really aren't,' he said. 'They are decent people who want to see change inside their country and that is fair enough, Many of the Trump positions are reasonable enough.' However Mr Abbott said that Trump's lewd comments were 'gross beyond belief' and 'indefensible.' Tony Abbott also renewed calls for democratisation in the New South Wales Liberals arguing that more power in the hands of members will result in a broader...
  • Australian state lawmakers condemn Trump as 'revolting slug'

    10/13/2016 2:22:37 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 62 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 10/13/2016 | AP
    SYDNEY (AP) — A state Parliament in Australia on Thursday unanimously passed a motion that described U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump as "a revolting slug unfit for public office." Jeremy Buckingham, a lawmaker from the minor Greens party, introduced the motion to the New South Wales Legislative Council, the Parliament's upper house. "This house ... agrees with those who have described Mr. Trump as a 'revolting slug' unfit for public office," the motion said.
  • YOU ARE NOT EXEMPT[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/12/2016 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    You are not exempt my children from the harvest just because your priorities collide with My kingdom Rules and regulations(that is The Harvest first) for it is all about Salvation of the lost now for my time has come and soon I shall be with you for a sweeping up of all My sheep. So for those too busy as Martha and have not chosen the best as Mary, Truly your reward shall be diminished from those that have forsaken all to tend my sheep in the pasture of light I have supplied(that is My spirit upon the earth) for...
  • JUST ( (( ROAR )) ) [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/11/2016 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-11-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    My Position(Plumb line) in your Life is about to take front seat and CENTER you in MY PERFECT WILL, for your hunger and thirst has been noticed by my Holy Angels observing you as a Mighty Warrior pushing through all resistance just to bring a drink of water to your King for I AM your ALL. So watch now as I open the Storehouses of Heaven for you for they can not be contained any longer as My blessings for you have overflowed the doors in such a manner they have burst open as the hinges of my mercies to...
  • Australia: State-wide power loss raises 'serious questions' (Climate Changers Get their Due)

    09/29/2016 5:17:47 AM PDT · by IncPen · 22 replies
    ABCNews Australia ^ | 9/29/16 | Matthew Doran and Alexandra Beech
    -- snip --Mr Frydenberg said more than 40 per cent of South Australia's energy supply comes from renewable energy, but emphasised that was not the cause for the blackout. "That does raise questions for the stability of the system — not just for supply, because when the wind is not blowing and the sun is not shining, electricity is not being generated — but also for the stability of the system because of the frequency that is generated as opposed to base-load power which has historically been more coal and more gas," Mr Frydenberg said. "So questions are raised by...
  • SAVING GRACE and the Evidence of it in our Lives for others[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/27/2016 10:10:41 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    My subject matter(DNA) is Life Everlasting but where in your life is this a "matter of "Evidence" for in your daily endeavors even in your prayer life I should be the main ingredient of your prayer for others and this is, their salvation first for without me no life truly exists it is just matter(dust). Now I AM the breath ~ ~ ~ of your beginning through salvation and the end of the means for you to OVERCOME as I did for you but now is your time of destiny for I AM The Fulcrum of Balance( Plumb Line )...
  • Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation wants free movement between UK,Canada,NZ and Australia

    09/25/2016 4:02:57 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 26 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th September 2016
    <p>WHILE much of the world is throwing up new borders to clamp down on unwanted migrants, one organisation is pushing for free movement between Australia and a select group of countries.</p> <p>The Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation wants to see unrestricted movement for citizens of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK between nations.</p>
  • Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, extensive DNA study confirms

    09/21/2016 9:26:38 PM PDT · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 September 2016 | Chiara Palazzo
    The first extensive study of Indigenous Australians' DNA dates their origin to more than 50,000 years ago, backing the claim that they are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth. Scientists used the genetic traces of the mysterious early humans that are left in the DNA of modern populations in Papua New Guinea and Australia to recontruct their journey from Africa around 72,000 years ago.Experts disagree on whether present-day non-African people are descended from explorers who left Africa in a single exodus or a series of distinct waves of travelling migrants.The new study supports the single migration hypothesis. It indicates that Australian...
  • Australia offers gun amnesty after increase in shootings

    09/15/2016 1:48:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    guns.com ^ | Sep. 14, 2016 | Chris Eger
    <p>With shootings a weekly occurrence in Melbourne and crime up, Justice Minister Michael Keenan announced plans to allow those with illegal guns to turn them in without compensation.</p> <p>The island continent with a population of around 24 million held a nationwide gun buyback in 1996 following a mass killing known as the Port Arthur massacre, where a gunman murdered 35 people and injured 24. The measure led to severe restrictions on firearms including an outright ban on most semi-automatic and pump-action rifles and shotguns. During the enactment of the law, the government bought back nearly 700,000 guns at a cost of $500 million, but whether or not it had a positive affect is still up for debate.</p>
  • Unexplained Stone Structures Found Off Australia’s Coast

    09/14/2016 7:49:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    mysteriousuniverse.org ^ | 09/10/2016 | Brett Tingley
    Archeologists with the University of Western Australia have discovered a mysterious set of stone structures not far from the Dampier Archipelago in northwestern Australia. If current theories about the structures are confirmed, they could potentially rewrite much of Western Australia’s early history, not to mention human history. ... The structures are a set of rooms cut into stone, some of which display evidence of early agricultural practices such as grinding seeds and storing shells. This find could change current thinking about civilizations of the time, which were previously believed to have been hunter-gatherer groups. ... The Dampier Archipelago formed around...
  • Aust warships to be inferior to US vessels

    09/14/2016 4:37:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    AAP ^ | September 14, 2016
    Delays with new air warfare destroyers, the navy's most complex and expensive warships, mean they will go to sea inferior to comparable US vessels. A new study by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute says that's because US warships are being equipped with the latest version of the Aegis combat system, which features greatly enhanced capabilities including ballistic missile defence. ASPI analyst James Mugg said defence was aware of this shortcoming and had scheduled an upgrade for the three vessels between 2017 and 2028, at an an eye watering estimated price of $4-5 billion. That's around half the cost of building...
  • Suspected debris from missing MH370 points to fire on plane

    09/12/2016 6:42:33 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 13 | Staff
    Charred debris, possibly belonging to the missing MH370 plane, has been handed to investigators - raising the prospect of a flash fire on board the ill-fated jet. An American amateur investigator handed over several pieces of blackened debris to Australia's Transport Safety Bureau on Monday in what may prove to be a breakthrough in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history. Blaine Gibson said the material, which had washed up in Madagascar, included what appeared to be an internal panel.
  • Australia Post details plan to use blockchain for voting (Stop Electronic Vote Fraud)

    09/11/2016 11:47:57 AM PDT · by Hostage · 103 replies
    ZDNet ^ | August 22, 2016 | Chris Duckett
    "Postal service wants to begin with small corporate and civic elections before ramping up to handle a full parliamentary election." Australia Post is looking to move into the business of running elections, and plans to use the blockchain as a central pillar of its plan. In a submission to the Victorian Electoral Matters Committee, the government-owned postal service said community expectations were driving the push towards digital voting, and it would be looking to put its prior work with blockchain to use. "The emergence of crypto currencies on the technology known as blockchain have highlighted opportunities to repurpose that technology...
  • Student in Hitler costume wins Australian school's 'best dressed' award

    09/09/2016 9:52:55 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 28 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/9/16 | JPost Staff
    An Australian school was forced to apologize after a student came to a book festival dressed as Adolf Hitler and was named one “of the best dressed,” all while a group of students from a Jewish school were visiting. Roger Herbert, principal of St. Philip’s College, a boarding school in the city of Alice Springs, told Australia's ABC TV that his school deeply regretted the decision to allow the student to come dressed as the Nazi leader. Herbert said he had already apologized to the Jewish students from Melbourne's Bialik College and the principal of their school.
  • ISIS has issued calls for 'lone wolf' attacks on the Opera House, MCG and Bondi

    09/08/2016 8:49:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Business Insider Australia ^ | September 7, 2016 | Sarah Kimmorley
    Islamic State has issued fresh calls for terror attacks in Australia, targeting iconic landmarks including the Opera House, MCG and Bondi. In the first edition of Rumiyah, Islamic State’s online magazine, which was released yesterday, the terrorist group has urged followers to stab, shoot, and poison Australian people. “Light the ground beneath them aflame and scorch them with terror. Kill them on the streets of Brunswick, Broadmeadows, Bankstown, and Bondi. Kill them at the MCG, the SCG, the Opera House, and even in their backyards,” the article reads. “Stab them, shoot them, poison them, and run them down with your...
  • Beachgoer Finds 130-Million Year Old Dinosaur Prints

    09/07/2016 2:01:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    Everyone knows you have to watch out for sharks on Australian beaches – but what about dinosaurs? A 130-million year old dinosaur footprint has been found among the seaweed and surf on popular Cable Beach near the town of Broome, Western Australia. Bindi Lee Porth said she was collecting seashells when she felt an indent in the sand. Clearing it away, she found a number of massive, preserved footprints.
  • Come run into My Arms[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My opinion of you is righteousness for I have loved you through all eternity . So catch up with my love for you just drink it in and fall into the pool of my complete acceptance for you have already been washed in my forgiveness so don't challenge my love just receive it for you are mine and I am yours woven through all eternity together as one. Come to me and the sound of my voice both through others gestures of my love through them and by my Spirit speaking to your heart for I have already given you...
  • India shelves plan to expand French submarine order after data breach

    09/03/2016 5:25:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/03/2016 | Sanjeev Miglani
    India is unlikely to give French naval contractor DCNS a proposed order for three new submarines, in addition to the six it is already building in the country, following the leak of secret data about its capabilities, Indian defence officials said. Details of the Scorpene submarine were published in the Australian newspaper last month, triggering concerns that it had become vulnerable even before it was ready to enter service. DCNS had offered to build three more submarines to help India replace its ageing Soviet-era fleet, and had held talks over the past year, two Indian sources said. That offer will...
  • The Centurions of The Lord[ Charismatic Caucus]

    09/01/2016 8:59:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    Bible ,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 9-1-16 | Holy Spirit
    "My living creatures surround you for you have arrived " I AM The Guardian of your life , Nothing exists or is unseen, For I AM The eyes of those that believe, In and through all things I created to be, I AM The Author of all that you see, And of the invisible I make myself known, I AM The Author of existence That turns over every stone, So nothing I say nothing surprises Me, As far as the east is from the west and beyond I see, So rest your wholeness in My fullness for this is where...