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  • Australian Backpackers Kidnapped and Robbed by Armed Bandits in Guatemala

    04/27/2017 4:22:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies ^ | 4/28/17
    TWO young Australian backpackers have told their horror account of being kidnapped, assaulted and robbed at gunpoint while travelling through Guatemala. Jayson Peter Kelly, 25, and Kirsten Smith, 25, from Cairns, Queensland were just eight weeks into their nine-month backpacking adventure — a trip they had planned for two years — when what was supposed to be a trip of lifetime turned into a living nightmare. Speaking to from Costa Rica, a shaken Mr Kelly recounted the terrifying experience to warn other Australian tourists visiting the Central American country. The couple were on a shuttle bus, organised through a...
  • North Korea 'ready to strike' US aircraft carrier as Trump leans on China, Japan

    04/23/2017 11:31:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Yahoo! 7 News ^ | April 24, 2017 | James Pearson and Steve Holland, Reuters
    North Korea said it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, while US President Donald Trump prepared to call on China and Japan to assist in mounting pressure on the rogue nation. The United States ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail into waters off the Korean peninsula in response to growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the US and its Asian allies. The US government has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. The aircraft carrier...
  • Now Kim Jong-un is threatening Australia with nuclear hellfire

    04/23/2017 10:06:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 23, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It feels as if a week doesn’t go by without North Korea’s diminutive dictator, Kim Jong-un, threatening to nuke somebody… usually the United States. In fact, it happens so often that it’s barely worth reporting on it any longer. But following the recent productive meetings between Australian leaders and Vice President Pence, the chubby autocrat has decided to expand the exclusive club of North Korean nuclear targets to include the Land Down Under. (NBC News) North Korea has launched into a war of words against Australia over the country’s alliance with the U.S., warning the country is within striking range...
  • North Korea threatens Australia with nuclear strike over sanctions comments

    04/23/2017 1:39:40 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 33 replies
    myGC ^ | April 23, 2017 | Jaydan Duck
    NORTH Korea has threatened to hit Australia with a nuclear strike if it continues to follow the United States. The stern warning comes after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Thursday that the rogue nuclear-armed nation would be hit with further Australian sanctions as a clear message that its behaviour will not be tolerated. Ms Bishop also called on China to do more to pressure North Korea into stamping out its hostile and aggressive ways and dumping its nuclear warheads and ballistic missile program. In response to the comments, North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency on Saturday quoted a foreign...
  • We’re apparently stuck with that Australian refugee deal after all

    04/22/2017 11:15:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 22, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier this month I was asking what, if anything, was going to happen with the Obama era refugee deal which had been struck with Australia. They’ve got thousands of migrants, primarily from Iraq, Syria and other troubled regions, basically stuck in some island camps where they are coming into conflict with the local residents. The United States had said that we would be taking more than a thousand of them off their hands, but the President somewhat famously referred to it as “a dumb deal” he would have to study. I suppose the study period is over because we got...
  • US to honour 'dumb' Australia migrant deal

    04/22/2017 5:28:15 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/21/17 | BBC
    The United States has confirmed it will be going through with a migrant resettlement plan made with Australia. US President Donald Trump once called the deal, which was agreed under his predecessor, "dumb". The agreement allows for up to 1,250 asylum seekers to Australia to resettle in the US. In return, Mr Turnbull's administration has agreed to resettle people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador who have sought asylum in the US. The deal would be honoured but not necessarily admired, visiting Vice-President Mike Pence said after talks with Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull. Australia has controversially refused to accept the...
  • Australia toughens foreign worker visas, says Australian jobs for Australians

    04/18/2017 4:19:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/18/17 | Swati Pandey
    Australia will abolish a temporary work visa popular with foreigners and replace it with a new programme requiring better English-language and job skills, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday. Turnbull, struggling with poor voter approval ratings, rejected suggestions the visa policy change was in response to far-right wing political parties, such as One Nation, demanding more nationalistic policies. But in a Facebook announcement Turnbull said: "Our reforms will have a simple focus: Australian jobs and Australian values." In a similar vein, U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday directing changes to a temporary visa programme...
  • Donald Trump puts Australia on North Korean rocket alert (Ready to Intercept)

    04/10/2017 6:59:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 71 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | April 10, 2017 | SHARRI MARKSON
    Donald Trump puts Australia on North Korean rocket alert SHARRI MARKSON, National Political Editor, The Daily Telegraph April 10, 2017 11:00pm AUSTRALIA and its allies have been put on standby for the possibility of the United States shooting down test rockets launched by North Korea. Intelligence sources told The Daily Telegraph that North Korea may launch ballistic missile test flights around the birthday of Kim II-sung, the founder of the rogue nation, on April 15 or even sooner. The United States, which has a fleet headed to the Korean Peninsula, is understood to have notified Australia that it is fully...
  • Australian Wearing Cross Beaten By Muslim Gang Shouting ‘F*** Jesus!’

    04/10/2017 10:11:41 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 59 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 04/10/2017 | Jack Montgomery
    Christians in Sydney, Australia, are being advised to hide their crosses after an Arabic-speaking gang shouting “F*** Jesus!” attacked a couple on a train while transport officers looked on from a “safe space” and did nothing. The Sydney-based Daily Telegraph – a News Corp outlet unrelated to the Telegraph Media Group newspaper of the same name – reports the couple were attacked while riding the train through “Muslim enclaves” in south-west Sydney. {..snip..}
  • So what happens to those Australian asylum seekers now?

    04/09/2017 11:44:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot ^ | April 9, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    As you may recall, there was a dubious deal on the table with Australia, left over from the Obama administration, dealing with that nation’s “refugee” problem. We first covered it last November, barely a week after the election. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken a very firm stand on Islamic asylum seekers for the most part, wanting nothing to do with them. He’s got 1300 “refugees” holed up in Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island. They are primarily from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran and Sri Lanka. At the time of the deal it was reported that John Kerry...
  • BREAKING: British Government ‘FULLY SUPPORTS’ Donald Trump's missile blast against Syria

    04/07/2017 12:01:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Express ^ | April 7, 2017 | Will Kirby
    A Government spokesperson said: “Overnight, the US has taken military action against the Syrian regime, targeting the airfield in Shayrut which was used to launch the chemical weapons attack earlier this week. “The UK Government fully supports the US action, which we believe was an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime, and is intended to deter further attacks.” The news comes after the US launched 59 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian airfield in a show of power against Bashar al-Assad. In a statement, President Trump said: “Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike...
  • Are These Two Jewish Dudes The Aussie Voice Of The Alt-Right?

    04/05/2017 10:16:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    The Forward ^ | April 5, 2017 Read More: Http://Forward.Com/Scribe/368193/Are-These-Two-Jewish-Dudes-The-Aussie-Voic
    Nothing Left on Melbourne’s Jewish community radio station J-AIR has a niche firmly in the right. The show’s hosts, Alan Freedman and Michael Burd, say they are there to fill a gap created by what they see as the left-wing media and the political left. Are they Australia’s answer to Breitbart News? “I suppose that’s how you could pigeon-hole us,” says Burd. “I agree with a lot of what Breitbart would write and say. We fit in with them on issues like multiculturalism, Islam and immigration. We don’t pretend to be balanced.” Would they be classified as Australia’s alt-right? It’s...
  • Man Has Both Legs Amputated After White-Tailed Spider Bite

    04/04/2017 1:28:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies ^ | Anthony Piovesan
    A Melbourne man could end up losing all four of his limbs after suffering a bite from a white-tailed spider. Terry Pareja was visiting relatives at Birchip, Victoria, and was unaware he was bitten on his right leg until it began to swell 24 hours later and caused him to walk with a limp. There was no doctor available on the weekend at Birchip, so he was forced to wait until Monday to seek medical advice. After a visit to his sister's doctor Mr Pareja was rushed to Wimmera Base Hospital in Horsham, Victoria and had emergency surgery to amputate...
  • Miranda Devine: Reverse racism is now acceptable in Australia

    04/04/2017 8:24:31 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | April 1, 2017 | Miranda Divine
    IF you don’t think that multiculturalism and the politics of identity have become instruments of division in Australia, then you need to hear Tara Coverdale’s story. Like most mothers with young children, Coverdale enjoys opportunities to socialise with other mothers of children the same age while on maternity leave, especially in her neighbourhood in inner-city Sydney. So when a Russian-born friend mentioned a playgroup on Thursdays, at the Alexandria Park Community Centre, she was enthusiastic. Two weeks ago, on a humid Thursday morning, she bundled her eight-month-old baby in the pram and walked with her four-year-old son the short distance...
  • Alternative route to US citizenship

    04/03/2017 5:24:03 PM PDT · by Jyotishi
    The Hindu, Business Line ^ | Sunday, April 2, 2017 | Lokeshwarri S K
    The EB-5 program will get you permanent residency in the US through capital investment With the new US President's anti-globalisation and anti-immigrants stance, those wishing to toil their way in to a US citizenship might find it hard in the near future. But money might buy you a rightful place under the US sun. This can be achieved with the help of the EB-5 program, that can get you permanent residency and eventually citizenship, provided you have a deep pocket. Many countries, including the UK, Australia and exotic locales such as Malta and Cyprus provide a channel to high networth...
  • Australian School Abolishes ‘Heteronormative’ Dress Code

    04/01/2017 10:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | March 31, 2017 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Heterosexuality is not yet illegal in Australia, but the feminist regime in elite education certainly does not approve of it: The International Grammar School in Sydney, Australia has announced it will begin implementing gender-neutral uniform codes. “It’s almost like for those students who do identify as far more gender fluid, the uniform has been a refreshing way for them to identify that,” IGS principal Shauna Colnan told Gay Star News. “It was really a no brainer for us, we can’t continue to have this heteronormative standard in our uniform.” The decision came after male-born students began wearing girls’ uniforms to...
  • Largest-Known Dinosaur Footprint (Australia)

    03/28/2017 6:09:03 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 72 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 3/27/17 | Bridget Katz
    group of scientists say they have discovered “Australia’s Jurassic Park” along the rocky shores of Kimberly, a remote region in Western Australia. As Jonathan Amos reports for the BBC, palaeontologists found a diverse collection of dinosaur footprints in the area—among them the largest dinosaur footprint known to science. The research team, which was comprised of palaeontologists from the University of Queensland and James Cook University, recorded twenty-one types of fossil footprints stamped into the sandstones of the Dampier Peninsula. They recently published their findings in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. “There were five different types of predatory dinosaur tracks, at...
  • 'Pray for a Muslim ban': Pauline Hanson urges supporters to respond to London's Westminster....

    03/23/2017 10:42:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 23, 2017 | Lucy Mae Beers For Daily Mail Australia
    FULL TITLE: 'Pray for a Muslim ban': Pauline Hanson urges supporters to respond to London's Westminster terror attack by demanding an end to Islamic migration in Australia One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has urged Australians to use the hashtag 'pray for a Muslim ban' in the wake of London's Westminster terror attack. In a video posted to her Facebook page on Thursday, the Queensland senator took aim at London's first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, for comments he made in September about terror attacks bring 'part and parcel of living in a big city'. 'People are feeling sorry for people over...
  • Cancer Cure Found In Australia 2016! EBC-46

    03/21/2017 6:07:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/24/16
    Share this video with anyone and everyone   EBC-46 is an experimental drug candidate being studied pre-clinically by the Australian company Ecobiotics (specifically its drug discovery subsidiary Qbiotics). It was discovered through an automated screening process of natural products by selecting increasingly purified fractions of plant extracts, based on their ability to produce the desired activity profile. This is then followed by artificial synthesis of the isolated compound to confirm its chemical structure. EBC-46 is a phorbol ester which, along with other related compounds, acts as a protein kinase C regulator.   The initial lead came from observation that...
  • God's Will and Glory ,your Fruit to take in and bare[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/14/2017 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    You my children have been orchestrated for My will and glory but are you accomplishing my will at this very moment or have you put me on pause for I AM your Redeemer, Lord and God . My yoke is easy there is no striving but a beautiful flowing river of Life and this is the wellspring I call to that abides in you ! My law is Love and My Rudder for your life is intimacy with me . So come even now and walk with Me in the Garden of your Destiny for there is fruit of My...