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  • Stingray victim named as Nicolas Ricketts, as marine expert says attacks are 'very, very rare'

    11/20/2018 5:47:13 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/19/ 2018 | Monte Bovill and James Dunlevie
    Police have named the man who died at a Hobart beach from a suspected stingray puncture wound, while an expert in the marine species has urged calm despite increased numbers of the animals in Tasmanian waters. Nicolas Ricketts, 42, died from cardiac arrest on Saturday shortly after he sustained the injury to his lower abdomen, believed to have been inflicted by a stingray, while swimming at Lauderdale, east of Hobart. Friends and family of Mr Ricketts, known widely as "Ned" who worked as a plumber and had served with the Australian Navy, gathered at the spot where he died yesterday....
  • Gay Activists Sink an Australian Bridal Magazine

    11/19/2018 6:48:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Mercator.net ^ | 11/20/18 | Michael Cook
    The owners quietly refused to celebrate same-sex weddingsIn a dramatic demonstration of the power of the LGBTQI lobby, an Australian wedding magazine is closing down because its editors refuse to feature same-sex weddings. White, a glossy magazine published quarterly for 12 years by husband and wife team Luke and Carla Burrell, has been haemorrhaging advertisers since LGBTQI activists launched a campaign on social media to destroy it. White’s circulation had reached 32,000 copies and it was circulated in 17 countries. In addition to the Burrells it had one full-time employee. It depended on a network of photographers for content and...
  • What is Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal’? It’s Utter Crapitalism

    11/18/2018 6:52:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Earlier this week, the newly-elected Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped by Rep. Nancy Pelosi's Capitol Hill office. She was not there to say hello to her new colleague but to show support for a group of environmentalists hosting a sit-in in the potential Speaker of the House's workspace. The move rankled party leadership and consultants. But what exactly was Representative-elect Ocasio-Cortez showing support for? It was the "Green New Deal", a massive overhaul spending plan of the United States' economy in an effort to supposedly combat climate change. According to Politico, Ocasio-Cortez met with members from the Sunrise Movement, a nationwide...
  • ISIS Threatened Bioterror in Australia Before Melbourne Attack, Vows More Attacks Coming

    11/10/2018 11:06:14 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/9/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    The network of ISIS-supporting groups waging an online propaganda, incitement and recruitment campaign quickly seized upon the terror group's official claim of a Friday attack in central Melbourne with a vow to strike the country "however we want." The new call for attacks follows material issued several weeks before the Bourke Street rampage, which encouraged jihadists to concentrate on poisoning Australia's food supplies. A 31-year-old man crashed a blue pickup loaded with gas canisters onto a sidewalk today and then jumped out and stabbed three people. ABC News in Australia reported that one man died at the scene and two...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 11/10/2018 (News Dump Edition)

    11/10/2018 5:38:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump has approved an emergency declaration because of wildfires in California. Its been a brutal week of wildfires affecting northern California with nine deaths in the town of Paradise, 6,700 structures were destroyed there in the town of 26,000 when the fire suddenly swept through causing confusion and traffic jams in the midst of the raging inferno. 35 PEOPLE ARE REPORTED MISSING THERE..... Yesterday, a new fire spread rapidly in southern California..... President Trump tweeted about the situation at around 3am this morning: "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that...
  • ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Australia knife attack

    11/09/2018 6:00:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CBSNews ^ | Nov. 9, 2018 | CBS/AP
    SYDNEY -- Police shot a knife-wielding man Friday after he fatally stabbed one person and injured two others in the center of Australia's second-largest city. Police were investigating the incident in Melbourne as suspected terrorism, and they were re-evaluating security plans for upcoming public events. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) issued a statement claiming responsibility later on Friday. The incident, which brought central Melbourne to a standstill in the late afternoon rush, came after police responded to reports of a burning vehicle. Officers were confronted near the burning car by a man "brandishing a knife and threatening...
  • Taxpayer funded ABC discusses the virtues of using sex robots

    11/09/2018 1:04:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Caldron Pool ^ | November 7, 2018 | Caldron Pool
    The ABC is being slammed, yet again. This time for their most recent episode of Q&A, where sexologist Nikki Goldstein suggested socially inept people could benefit from sex bots. “I feel like there are people who really do struggle to have these intimate connections,” Goldstein said. “I’ve interviewed people before that go to brothels, and they feel that the only way they can have this girlfriend experience is to be paying for it. They don’t necessarily want to be there.” “Now when I think of sex robots and where we’re going with A.I. technology, I feel like that’s the perfect...
  • Somali-born terrorist who stabbed three shoppers, killing one, is named after being shot dead [tr]

    11/09/2018 6:13:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2018 | Nic White and Brittany Chain
    The knife-wielding Somali terrorist who was shot dead by police after crashing a car on Melbourne's Bourke Street and setting it on fire, before stabbing three men, one fatally, has been named as Mohamed Khalif. The lone wolf attacker also goes by the name of Hassan Shire, the Herald Sun reported. He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but later died from his wounds. Officers shot him in the chest after his Holden Rodeo loaded with gas cylinders hit a pedestrian as it mounted the kerb and exploded outside Target near the Swanson Street intersection about 4.20pm on...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 11/9/2018

    11/09/2018 5:17:29 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/9/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There's been a Friday afternoon stabbing attack in the city center of Melbourne, Australia with one dead and two injured. Police are now saying the attacker was known to police and Australia's intelligence service..... The man who killed 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California late Wednesday night has been identified as Ian David Long. Long, 28, served in the US Marine Corps and was in Afghanistan..... There's been a new rule announced giving President Trump authority to declare migrants entering the US illegally not eligible for asylum...... Election 2018 will continue with the recounts of the US...
  • Three New DNA Studies Are Shaking Up the History of Humans in the Americas

    11/08/2018 1:53:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    gizmodo ^ | George Dvorsky
    By sequencing and analyzing 15 ancient genomes found throughout the Americas—six of which were older than 10,000 years—these researchers determined that, around 8,000 years ago, the ancestors of Native Americans were still on the move, migrating away from Mesoamerica (what is today Mexico and Central America) toward both North and South America. These groups moved rapidly and unevenly, sometimes interbreeding with local populations, complicating the genetic—and historical—picture even further. The close genetic similarity observed between some of the groups studied suggests rapid migratory speed through North and South America. The Meltzer and Willerslev team, which included dozens of researchers from...
  • Fish and chips shop in Australia sparks heated debate over 'disgusting' 'inappropriate' name

    11/06/2018 7:52:46 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3 Days Ago | By Michelle Gant | Fox News
    A fish and chips shop in Australia has become the subject of a heated debate, with some calling for a boycott of the popular spot, because of its name. The Battered Wife, in Innisfail, Queensland, has sparked an intense argument on social media about whether or not the name is appropriate. The Red Heart Campaign, an organization that raises awareness about domestic violence against women and children in the country, called out the business on Facebook Monday. “In a year where we have lost 67 women and 18 kids to murder and manslaughter, and while hundreds of thousands of women...
  • 'Rat lungworm' explained: What to know about the parasitic roundworm

    11/05/2018 7:07:48 AM PST · by ETL · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Aug 1, 2018 - Update Nov 5, 2018 | Zoe Szathmary | Fox News
    If you're considering eating raw or undercooked snails, slugs or centipedes — you may want to think again. Some of these delicacies may carry "rat lungworm," a parasite that can infect critters through rodent feces. Here's what you should know about the parasitic roundworm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, and how it can be avoided. Where is the parasite found? Rodents have the adult form, with sickened rats passing the parasite's larvae in feces, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says online. How are snails, slugs and humans infected?Infections occur in snails and slugs when they consume the parasite's larvae, the agency says, adding that humans...
  • MAN who ate garden slug eight years ago dies from rat lungworm

    11/05/2018 5:26:26 AM PST · by Gamecock · 54 replies
    Newaweek ^ | 11/5/18 | Hannah Osborne
    A man in Australia has died from rat lungworm caused by a garden slug he ate for a dare eight years earlier. Sam Ballard, who was a promising rugby player, died at the age of 27 after developing a series of complications from the disease. Ballard was 19 in 2010 when he and some friends were drinking wine with his friends in a garden. “We were sitting over here having a bit of a red wine appreciation night, trying to act as grown up and a slug came crawling across here,” his friend Jimmy Galvin told news.com.au. “The conversation came...
  • Rat lungworm disease is popping up in the mainland United States

    08/11/2018 11:48:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    ScienceNews.org ^ | 8/3/18 | Leah Rosenbaum
    Health officials have confirmed 12 cases of rat lungworm disease in the continental United States since January 2011 — including six patients who had not traveled abroad but still contracted the illness caused by a parasite endemic to tropical regions in Asia and Hawaii. [...snip...] The disease is also known as angiostrongyliasis, after the parasitic roundworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis whose larvae hatch in the lungs of rats and then are expelled in the rodents’ excrement. At that point, the larvae can be picked up by snails and slugs, and then passed along to humans if the snails and slugs are eaten...
  • Deadly Parasite Discovered in Chinese Family Shows You Should Never Eat Raw Centipedes

    08/01/2018 7:32:12 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 39 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 31 JUL 2018 | PETER DOCKRILL
    Centipedes mean business. They can slay animals 15 times their size, even devour whole snakes if they want. But the true horror of the centipede may be something else, hiding unseen inside their many-legged forms: a dangerous parasite, which scientists say has never been observed in these segmented critters – until now. The stowaway in question is the parasitic roundworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis – aka 'rat lungworm' – a food-borne parasite typically found in snails and other mollusks, which has now for the first time been detected in centipedes too. As for the strange reason we know this? It starts with...
  • News to Obamaland: Raw Food=Rat Lungworm

    01/05/2009 2:11:12 PM PST · by AndrewWalden · 20 replies · 1,332+ views
    Hawai`i Free Press ^ | January 5, 2008 | Andrew Walden
    Humans have been cooking food since before they were Homo sapiens....but ... There was a raw food festival in Novemeber 20-23, 2008 in Kalapana....and now this.... (From the Star-Bulletin) Jan 5, 2009: ...Halda said he and a friend, Silka Strauch, who live in Black Sands between Pahoa and Kalapana, have been eating raw vegetables and taking precautions by cleaning the produce with a peroxide rinse. He suspects they may have accidentally consumed tiny larvae of slugs lodged in the deep folds of peppers.
  • Rugby player who swallowed garden slug as dare has died, 8 years after health nightmare began

    11/05/2018 9:30:32 AM PST · by ETL · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 4, 2018 | Rohan Smith | news.com.au
    Sam Ballard never did anything wrong, if you ask family and friends. The teenager from Sydney’s upper north shore was having a laugh and some red wine with mates in the backyard, “trying to act like grown-ups”. It was 2010 and it was a night that would change his life, and the lives of everybody around him, forever.A slug crawled across the concrete patio and, teens being teens, a dare emerged for Sam to eat it.One of his best friends, Jimmy Galvin, later described the moment. “We were sitting over here having a bit of a red wine appreciation night, trying...
  • Australian PM blasts transgender ‘nonsense’: We’ll ‘never remove’ gender from passports

    11/01/2018 11:39:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/01/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    CANBERRA, Australia, October 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The prime minister of Australia took a strong stance against “non-binary” public documents for the gender-confused Tuesday, as the opposition party vowed to press the issue if it takes power. The country’s Labour Party has released a draft of a national platform that commits to supporting identification options “beyond binary male/female” on government documents such as passports, the Daily Mail reports. The party will hold its triennial national party conference in December, where a finalized platform will be voted on. The proposal claims that letting “people with intersex variations” exercise “autonomy regarding sex/gender...
  • Julian Assange loses court case over cat duties, internet bills inside Ecuadorian embassy

    10/30/2018 10:38:01 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    ABC.Net ^ | 10/29/2018
    A judge has rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request to loosen new living requirements, including paying for his internet and cleaning up after his cat, that he says are meant to push him into leaving the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Key points: -Julian Assange takes up more than a third of the space in the small embassy -The new rules also require him to pay for his own medical and laundry services -Mr Assange's lawyer says he plans to appeal against the decision Judge Karina Martinez decided stricter rules recently imposed by the South American nation's embassy do not violate...
  • Australia’s ex-PM warns Jerusalem move would worry Indonesia [Turnbull]

    10/29/2018 10:16:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 9:04 PM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    A former Australian prime minister has warned the government to expect a negative reaction from Indonesia if Australia follows the United States by shifting its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke to reporters after meeting Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on the tourist island of Bali on Monday to discuss a bilateral free trade deal. “The president expressed to me ... the very serious concern held in Indonesia about the prospect of the Australian Embassy in Israel being moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Turnbull told Australian Broadcasting Corp. in an interview...