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  • ‘Devastated’: scientists too late to captive breed mammal lost to climate change

    06/29/2016 7:57:20 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 91 replies
    TheGuardian.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jeremy Hance
    The Bramble Cay melomys has become more famous in extinction than it ever was in life. A mouse-like rodent, the melomys amazingly survived on a 3.6 hectare grass-covered cay (a low-lying island in a coral reef) in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef like a ratty Robinson Crusoe for thousands of years. There, it thrived off just a few plant species until human-caused climate change—in the form of rising sea levels and increasing inundations of sea water on the low-lying island—wiped it off the planet. But, while the extinction has been reported widely, articles have missed an important point: the scientists who...
  • Car set on fire outside Perth mosque as hundreds pray inside

    06/28/2016 4:39:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 43 replies
    Guardian Australia ^ | Tuesday 28 June 2016 18.06 EDT | Ben Doherty
    A suspected car bomb was detonated outside a Perth mosque on Tuesday night as hundreds of worshippers attended a prayer service inside. No one inside the Thornlie Mosque was injured when the white 4WD exploded shortly after 8pm outside the Thornlie mosque, near the Australian Islamic College in Perth’s southern suburbs. Anti-Islamic graffiti was also sprayed on a fence.
  • Brexit boosts calls for Australia to leave the Commonwealth

    06/27/2016 7:34:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 76 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 27, 2016 | Telegraph
    Australia's republican movement says membership has surged in the wake of the Brexit vote, as Australians question the benefits of remaining part of “little Britain”. An “AusExit” campaign, including calls to remove the Union Jack from the flag and remove the British monarch as head of state, has gained momentum since Friday, when Britain voted to leave the European Union. Peter FitzSimons, the chairman of Australia’s republican movement, said Australia had belonged to the British empire but the historic ties between the nations had become less relevant because “Great Britain barely exists anymore”. “It’s one thing for the monarchists to...
  • CATHOLICS FEEL HELPLESS WHILE ‘GUTLESS’ BISHOP EMBRACES LGBT AGENDA

    06/23/2016 3:19:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 22, 2016 | Rodney Pelletier
    Faithful Catholics in the Australian diocese of Wollongong are expressing frustration after the bishop canceled a presentation defending marriage, instead joining LGBT activists in their pro-homosexual propaganda on church property. On June 14 the Australian Family Association (AFA) was scheduled to deliver a presentation at the hall of St. Therese Catholic School in Wollongong, about 50 miles south of Sydney. The AFA describes as its mission "to cultivate within society an appreciation that the integrity and well-being of the family is essential to the stability, morale, security and prosperity of the Australian nation." A flyer for the event was emailed...
  • Putin’s Russia is a poor, drunk soccer hooligan

    06/22/2016 9:54:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 115 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 06-22-2016 | Scott Gilmore
    Russia is not the country you think it is. Its economy is smaller than South Korea’s. Its people are poorer than Kazakhstan’s. It trails Finland in technology. And it has a smaller military budget than Saudi Arabia... ...Russia hosted the Olympics, punched Georgia in the nose, took back the Crimea, invaded Ukraine, flew bombers through NATO airspace, built military bases in the Arctic, and generally flexed and posed like an oiled, aged, but still buff, body builder. And we’ve been paying increasingly rapt attention, not noticing the geriatric walker hidden just off stage. A closer look is almost shocking. According...
  • Boys forced to rape each other at Australian military schools - inquiry

    06/22/2016 9:22:01 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    rt ^ | 6/21 | rt
    Gruesome details about Australia’s military were revealed after a public inquiry on child sex abuse discovered how recruits were forced to rape one another as part of a sick initiation practice. The abuse went unnoticed for decades. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse has received no fewer than 111 reports of incidents of sexual abuse carried out against navy cadets as young as 15 in the 1960s right through to the 1980s. The harrowing ordeals involved instructions to rape each other, as well as carry out other, equally brutal attacks. Two institutions accounted for over 50...
  • Australian Rodent Is First Mammal Made Extinct by Human-Driven Climate Change, Scientists Say

    06/15/2016 5:57:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | By MICHELLE INNIS
    SYDNEY, Australia - Australian researchers say rising sea levels have wiped out a rodent that lived on a tiny outcrop in the Great Barrier Reef, in what they say is the first documented extinction of a mammal species due to human-caused climate change. The rodent was known to have lived only on Bramble Cay, a minuscule atoll in the northeast Torres Strait, between the Cape York Peninsula in the Australian state of Queensland and the southern shores of Papua New Guinea. The long-tailed, whiskered creature, called the Bramble Cay melomys, was considered the only mammal endemic to the Great Barrier...
  • University Censures Science Prof For Fact-Checking Global Warming Claim

    06/13/2016 8:34:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/13/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    An Australian university recently censured marine scientist Paul Ridd for “failing to act in a collegial way and in the academic spirit of the institution,” because he questioned popular claims among environmentalists about coral reefs and global warming. What was Ridd’s crime? He found out two of the world’s leading organizations studying coral reefs were using misleading photographs to make the case that global warming was causing a mass reef die-off. Ridd wasn’t rewarded for checking the facts and blowing the whistle on misleading science. Instead, James Cook University censured Ridd and threatened to fire him for questioning global warming...
  • America's fears of splendid isolation under Brexit

    06/12/2016 5:55:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Australian Financial Review ^ | June 13, 2016 | Edward Luce
    Why is America so alarmed by Brexit? Lest the reader be in doubt, remind yourself of this. Never before has a sitting US president visited a fellow democracy in a bid to sway an election. Nor, until now, have 13 former US secretaries of state and defence risked addressing a letter to a foreign electorate with the same motive. Ditto eight former Treasury secretaries and five former supreme commanders of NATO. Not only has the US establishment broken its non-interference rule over Brexit, it is stamping on its smithereens. If we did not know better, it might seem the UK...
  • Feminist Germaine Greer: Motherhood Has ‘Been Deconstructed…It’s Gone’

    06/03/2015 12:42:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 3, 2015 | 2:29 PM EDT | Kathleen Brown
    Feminist theorist and author Germaine Greer said that the concept of motherhood has been “emptied out” and is “gone” in a lecture on women’s progress at the Hay Literary Festival in Wales on May 23. The outspoken Australian feminist, who once compared motherhood to captivity, critiqued the “concept” of motherhood at a time in which in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become increasingly popular. […] Greer also voiced her disapproval of singer/songwriter Elton John naming his same-sex “wife” David Furnish as the “mother” on their sons’ birth certificates. “Sir Elton John and his ‘wife,’ David Furnish, have entered on the birth...
  • Angkor Wat Yields Astounding Buried Towers & Spiral Structure

    12/10/2015 8:43:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Live Science ^ | 12/9/2015 | Owen Jarus,
    The massive structure - almost a mile long - contains a spiral design, with several rectangular spirals that form a giant structure, archaeologists say. "This structure, which has dimensions of more than 1,500 m Ă— 600 m (about 1 mile by 1,970 feet) is the most striking discovery associated with Angkor Wat to date. Its function remains unknown and, as yet, it has no known equivalent in the Angkorian world," Roland Fletcher, a University of Sydney professor, said in a statement put out by the university. Today, the spiral structure is hard to make out on the ground, having been...
  • The Lost City of Cambodia

    06/02/2016 6:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | April 2016 | Joshua Hammer
    Jean-Baptiste Chevance senses that we’re closing in on our target. Paused in a jungle clearing in northwestern Cambodia, the French archaeologist studies his GPS and mops the sweat from his forehead with a bandanna. The temperature is pushing 95, and the equatorial sun beats down through the forest canopy. For two hours, Chevance, known to everyone as JB, has been leading me, along with a two-man Cambodian research team, on a grueling trek. We’ve ripped our arms and faces on six-foot shrubs studded with thorns, been savaged by red biting ants, and stumbled over vines that stretch at ankle height...
  • Drought Doomed Ancient City of Angkor

    01/04/2012 3:43:34 PM PST · by Captain Beyond · 14 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 1-4-2012 | Charles Choi
    Mary Beth Day, University of Cambridge Bayon temple, constructed by Angkorian King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. The faces may be representations of Buddha, the bodhisattva Lokesvara, Jayavarman VII, or a combination. The ancient city of Angkor — the most famous monument of which is the breathtaking ruined temple of Angkor Wat — might have collapsed due to valiant but ultimately failed efforts to battle drought, scientists find. The great city of Angkor in Cambodia, first established in the ninth century, was the capital of the Khmer Empire, the major player in southeast Asia for nearly five centuries....
  • Map reveals ancient urban sprawl (bad enviro-policy blamed).

    08/14/2007 4:44:29 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 16 replies · 697+ views
    BBC ^ | August 14, 2007
    The researchers disovered at least 74 new temples The great medieval temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia was once at the centre of a sprawling urban settlement, according to a new, detailed map of the area.Using Nasa satellites, an international team have discovered at least 74 new temples and complex irrigation systems. The map, published in the journal PNAS, extends the known settlement by 1000 sq km, about the size of Los Angeles. Analysis also lends weight to the theory that Angkor's residents were architects of the city's demise. "The large-scale city engineered its own downfall by disrupting its...
  • Radar reveals vast medieval Cambodian city: study

    08/16/2007 10:04:41 AM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies · 220+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 8-13-07
    CHICAGO (AFP) - Archaeologists using radar imagery have shown that an ancient Cambodian settlement centered on the celebrated temple of Angkor Wat was far more extensive than previously thought, a study released Monday said. The medieval settlement surrounding Angkor, the one-time capital of the illustrious Khmer empire which flourished between the ninth and 14th centuries, covered a 3,000 square kilometer area (1,158 square miles). The urban complex was at least three times larger than archaeologists had previously suspected and easily the largest pre-industrial urban area of its kind, eclipsing comparable developments such as Tikal a Classic Maya "city" in Guatemala....
  • Jungle-Covered Ruins May Hold Surprising Hints (article)

    06/24/2013 8:54:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 28 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 6:24, 2013 | Brian Thomas
    Jungle-Covered Ruins May Hold Surprising Hints by Brian Thomas, M.S. The ancient and elaborate temple at Angkor Wat is not the only interesting site to see when visiting Cambodia. Archaeologists have been discovering hundreds of temples, many still buried beneath thick jungle growth, strewn across the whole surrounding area. A picture is emerging of buildings that connected a thriving society across a broad region. Could soon-to-be uncovered stone carvings somehow intersect with biblical history? Australian archaeologist Damian Evans employed "lidar" technology to find new temples far faster than the old way—that of hacking through jungle and hoping to hit some...
  • Revealed: Cambodia's vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle

    06/11/2016 7:23:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | June 10, 2016 | Lara Dunston
    Archaeologists in Cambodia have found multiple, previously undocumented medieval cities not far from the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat, the Guardian can reveal, in groundbreaking discoveries that promise to upend key assumptions about south-east Asia’s history. The Australian archaeologist Dr Damian Evans, whose findings will be published in the Journal of Archaeological Science on Monday, will announce that cutting-edge airborne laser scanning technology has revealed multiple cities between 900 and 1,400 years old beneath the tropical forest floor, some of which rival the size of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.
  • Most ADF soldiers ‘believe Islam promotes violence and terrorism’ (Australian Defence Force)

    06/09/2016 5:31:37 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 21 replies
    The Australian ^ | 9th June 2016
    The vast majority of Australian Defence Force personnel believes the Muslim religion promotes ­violence and terrorism, despite “cultural sensitivity training” by the ADF to have its soldiers take the view that Islam is a religion of peace. The bombshell new study sponsored by the army finds that such “anti-Muslim sentiments” are “probably quite widespread” among Australian frontline troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that the military’s efforts to reverse this trend are counter-productive. ..... “The best estimate … for the proportion of soldiers who have received cultural sensitivity training and who believe that the Muslim religion promotes violence and terrorism...
  • Anti-Muslim sentiment strong and widespread in Australian army, study shows

    06/11/2016 8:50:29 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 8, 2016 | Michael Safi
    Anti-Muslim sentiment is “strong” and “probably quite widespread” among Australian defence force members and was higher among those who had undergone cultural sensitivity training, according to research commissioned by the army. Soldiers from four special operations units based at Holsworthy army base were asked whether they believed “the Muslim religion promotes violence and terrorism”. Of the 182 people who took part, an estimated 80% agreed with the sentiment, according to lead researcher Charles Miller from the Australian National University. The survey was conducted as a “list experiment” to grant anonymity to the participants and reduce concerns that agreeing with the...
  • Frog hit by lawn mower flown to Cairns hospital for life-saving treatment

    06/11/2016 5:42:14 AM PDT · by LucyT · 98 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 11, 2016 | Rebecca Lynch
    A frog hit by a lawn mower in Mount Isa owes its life to animal lovers who worked to fly it across Queensland for life-saving treatment at a special Cairns frog hospital. The common green frog was run over in April by a woman who was "very distraught", FrogSafe president Deborah Pergolotti told 9NEWS. The frog suffered a "deep gash" to his back and the woman called a relative for help, who in turn contacted FrogSafe's Cairns Frog Hospital. The group then coordinated a rescue effort, enlisting the help of a regional airline and an animal transport company to fly...
  • I have just witnessed something rare - a socialist politician with real principles

    06/09/2016 6:43:04 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    10th June 2016 | vanity
    Like tens of thousands of other Australians, I am a volunteer firefighter - bush fire is a constant threat in Australia, especially during the summer months, and the nation's sheer size and relatively low population means volunteer fire fighters are critical to public safety - the professionals do a fine job in the big cities but on the edges of those cities and out of them, it's the volunteers that are most critical. As a Victorian, I am a volunteer with the CFA - the Country Fire Authority - which has about 60,000 volunteers and about 1,000 professional employed firefighters...
  • Police shoot knifeman at Westfield Hornsby as three more injured (by police - Australia)

    06/08/2016 11:36:53 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 9th June 2016
    FOUR people have been injured in a shooting outside a shopping centre in Sydney’s northwest after police opened fire on a 23-year-old man carrying a knife. The man, who went missing from a psychiatric hospital yesterday, was seen brandishing a kitchen knife as he wandered around the mall “babbling incoherently”, before he was shot three times by officers. The man reportedly lunged at a female officer after he was told to drop the knife, before she and a male officer opened fire, leaving him with injuries to his arm, thigh and abdomen. Fragments from police gunfire also injured three female...
  • Tom Elliott gives three reasons why Donald Trump appeals to America

    06/07/2016 11:07:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    3AWNews Talk ^ | June 8, 2016
    Tom Elliott says there's three main reasons why Donald Trump is in the running to be the next president of America. The 3AW Drive host has been saying for months he believes Trump will win the US election and "the sky won't fall in" if it happens. He said Trump ticked a few boxes other candidates did not, which your average American was drawn to. "He's not a professional politician, which Americans have become sick of. He has done other things with his life," Tom Elliott said. "He wants secure America's borders. It appeals to the middle-class, and lower-class people...
  • People are spending much less time on social media apps: Report

    06/06/2016 10:53:51 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 23 replies
    http://www.cnbc.com/ ^ | 6/6/16 | Harriet Taylor
    People are spending less time on social media apps, in some cases substantially less, a new study from marketing intelligence firm SimilarWeb found. The company compared Android users' daily time spent on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat from January to March 2016 with the same period in 2015. The firm looked at data from the U.S, UK, Germany, Spain, Australia, India, South Africa, Brazil and Spain. Facebook's Instagram saw the biggest year-over-year drop — usage was down 23.7 percent this year, closely followed by Twitter (down 23.4 percent), Snapchat (down 15.7 percent) and Facebook (down 8 percent), the study found.
  • Clinton's ace in the hole in the battle against Trump

    06/05/2016 5:07:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | June 5, 2016 | Bruce Wolpe
    Never mind the doubters, Hillary Clinton has two weapons to attack Donald Trump with. 1) Barack Obama. 2) Her ability to surgically dissect his lack of foreign policy credentials. Bruce Wolpe writes. Many - if not most - Democrats have been very worried, even as Hillary Clinton steadily closes on the nomination, that she was not withstanding the headwinds that have been hitting her campaign. There's been lethargy among her supporters; young voters going overwhelmingly to Sanders; women unenthusiastic; Sanders with a bigger lead over Trump in head-to-head polls than Clinton; and the prospect she could lose the last big...
  • A nation about to fall, North Korea(jeremiah 17:13)

    06/05/2016 11:32:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 52 replies
    bible, HolySpirit | bible
    A nation has come before my courts attention, Its leader creating his own ascension, The cries of the innocent brought before me, Torture and murder with blasphemy, Turning his back to My very Throne(Jeremiah 17:13), Creating a temporal one of his own, Causing his subjects through fear to give him fame, Trying his best to erase My Name("Jesus Christ"), No fear of The Creator has he, So now he shall meet the angel of death and catastrophe, A boy attempting to become a man, But very soon will lose his land, The hand "is" writing on the wall, This man's...
  • Australia shark attacks: Second person killed

    06/05/2016 11:26:44 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 32 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 6-5-2016 | BBC
    A woman has been killed by a shark off the west coast of Australia, the second such death there in less than a week. Police say she was diving in waters near the city of Perth with a man when she was attacked.
  • Kerry warns Beijing over air defense zone for South China Sea

    06/04/2016 9:20:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 4th, 2016 | by Yeganeh Torbati
    ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States would consider any Chinese establishment of an air defense zone over the South China Sea to be a "provocative and destabilizing act". U.S. officials have expressed concern that an international court ruling expected in coming weeks on a case brought by the Philippines against China over its South China Sea claims could prompt Beijing to declare an air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, as it did over the East China Sea in 2013. "We would consider an ADIZ...over portions of the South China Sea as...
  • Australian Vietnam War dead finally return home

    06/02/2016 2:24:46 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 2nd June 2016 | Neil Keene
    DECADES after the Vietnam War ended, the remains of 22 fallen Australian servicemen have finally arrived back in Australia for burial on home soil. Under full military honours their coffins were unloaded from two RAAF C17 Globemaster jets at Richmond RAAF base in Western Sydney, with hundreds of emotional family members, friends and Vietnam veterans watching on. Also arriving home were the remains of three servicemen killed on deployment in Malaysia, and eight dependants — partners and children of servicemen who died overseas and were interred in a Malaysian cemetery. Service personnel from all three arms of the Australian Defence...
  • Jump-Kicking Kangaroo Ruptures Woman’s Breast Implants

    06/01/2016 7:54:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | May 31, 2016 | Warner Todd Huston
    A woman who was cycling in Australia reported to authorities she was attacked by a kangaroo with a jump-kick that hit her so hard it burst her breast implants. Sharon Heinrich said that she and a friend were biking along a public trail in Clare Valley in South Australia when the kangaroo began to chase them. The 45-year-old cyclist said as the two began to ride past the beast, it gave chase then leapt at them first using its powerful legs to slam into her and then springing off to hit her companion, Helen Salter, 47. Both were knocked off...
  • "Eating our bacon reduces your chance of being a suicide bomber by 100 per cent"

    05/23/2016 6:15:17 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2016 | Sinead MacLaughlin and Louise Cheer
    A butcher's sign that said eating his bacon reduced the chance of someone being a suicide bomber has raised a few eyebrows. A photo posted on social media showed a sign up in the window of Jeff Rapley's butchery, Rapley's Midtown Quality Meats, in Narooma on the NSW South Coast. 'Eating two strips of Rapley's award-winning bacon for breakfast reduces your chance of being a suicide bomber by 100 per cent,' the sign read. Despite the controversy, Mr Rapley said bacon sales had increased and he was almost out of stock. But he did not mean to cause any offence...
  • Crocodile takes Australian woman during night swim

    05/29/2016 6:11:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    A woman is feared dead after a crocodile attack in Australia's Daintree National Park. The 46-year-old Australian was reportedly swimming with a friend on Sunday evening at Thornton Beach near Cairns in northern Queensland state. She was in waist-deep water when she was attacked, media reports said. The last fatal attack in the area occurred in 2009, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. "We would hold grave fears for the welfare of the woman," police spokesman Russell Parker said. "Her 47-year-old friend tried to grab her and drag her to safety and she just wasn't able to do that.
  • Canada once again backs Israel at the UN

    05/29/2016 9:46:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 5/29/2016, 5:59 AM | Dalit Halevy
    Canada once again backed Israel at the UN this week when it voted against the World Health Organization’s (WHO) resolution singling out only Israel for “mental, physical and environmental health” rights abuse. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government joined the Israel, the United States, Australia, Paraguay, Guatemala, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea as the only countries to vote against the resolution, which was co-sponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Palestinian delegation. …
  • Marxist Safe Schools revolutionary quits under fire

    05/27/2016 7:49:13 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 28th May 2016 | Andrew Bolt
    When will the Socialist Left government of Victoria realise that the Safe Schools program to coach children into being more ”gender fluid” is part of the Marxist Ward’s work, too?: Safe Schools Coalition co-ordin­ator Roz Ward was forced yesterday to quit her advisory role with the Victorian government and faces a university ­investigation over a Facebook post where she ­labelled the Australian flag “racist” and called for it to be replaced with a socialist red ­ensign. .....Ms Ward posted a photo of the rainbow flag on top of Parliament House on Facebook with the comment: “Now we just need to...
  • 'Eating our bacon reduces your chance of being a suicide bomber by 100 per cent'

    05/24/2016 4:08:58 AM PDT · by DFG · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/23/2016 | By SINEAD MACLAUGHLIN and LOUISE CHEER
    A butcher's sign that said eating his bacon reduced the chance of someone being a suicide bomber has raised a few eyebrows. A photo posted on social media showed a sign up in the window of Jeff Rapley's butchery, Rapley's Midtown Quality Meats, in Narooma on the NSW South Coast. 'Eating two strips of Rapley's award-winning bacon for breakfast reduces your chance of being a suicide bomber by 100 per cent,' the sign read.
  • Everest victim was out to prove 'vegans can do anything'

    05/23/2016 2:30:35 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 81 replies
    A fourth person has died on Mount Everest, and further details about the deaths are slowly emerging. Subhash Paul of India was being assisted overnight Sunday by Sherpa guides during a descent when he died of altitude sickness, the AP reports. Dutch climber Eric Arnold passed away Friday of the same malady, while Australia's Maria Strydom succumbed to it on Saturday. A 25-year-old Sherpa was the first to die this climbing season: Phurba Sherpa fell to his death Thursday while trying to prep a route for climbers just 150 feet from the top, CNN reports.
  • It’s Okay To Compare Australia In 2016 With Nazi Germany, And Here’s Why

    Bad things happens when good people stay silent. Dr David Berger is speaking out.Above is a photo of my grandmother, Margot von Bentheim, taken with my mother in the Spring of 1925. She would have been 60 when I was born, but she died at the age of 35.A Jewish refugee from the Nazis, she committed suicide, alone, despairing and destitute in Chile in 1941, leaving a six-year-old girl with no Spanish – my aunt – to be brought up in an orphanage.The girl was not found again by the family for nine years, by which time she could no longer...
  • Alice Springs surrounds rocked by magnitude 6.1 earthquake

    05/21/2016 1:32:29 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 21 replies
    An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1, unusually powerful for Australia, has struck outside of Alice Springs. The quake hit at 4:14am, 125 kilometres west of Uluru, at a depth of about 10 kilometres, according to Geoscience Australia. Two aftershocks measuring 3.8 and 3.4 were recorded in the hour afterwards, and senior seismologist Johnathan Bathgate said more were expected. He said there had been activity near the site before, with a 5.6 recorded slightly further west in 1999. Geoscience Australia said the main tremor could have been felt as far as 507 kilometres from its epicentre, although any damage would...
  • There is movement in God's rest[charismatic Caucus]

    05/20/2016 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-20-16 | Holy Spirit,
    There "IS" movement in My rest, Though you are at peace you wear My Best, The fullness of My Spirit moving in you, Accomplishing The Father's will in all you say and do, Step by step each jot and tittle performed, For in "My rest" you are Re-born, Into My peace bearing the fruit of Tranquility, For each step you now take is an image of Me in the shape of My Kingdom and Majesty, So all others see is me in you , For no other shape has the ability of My will to say and do, The form...
  • The Testimony of Jesus Christ [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/17/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-17-16 | bible ,Holy Spirit
    Supernatural experiences are happening now with in my Body and Bride but do not let this distract you for though you walk on the waters with me it is My Testimony that keeps you afloat for I AM in and through all things and it is as you cause others to understand My love for them that I elevate you to walk in the heavenlies for you are not earthly bound and it is "My Spirit IN YOU" that performs what seems impossible to others for as Stephen did now you shall do ! Acts 6 Seven Chosen to Serve...
  • Clues to ancient giant asteroid found in Australia

    05/16/2016 8:53:57 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 8 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 5/16/2016 | Australian National University
    Scientists have found evidence of a huge asteroid that struck the Earth early in its life with an impact larger than anything humans have experienced. Tiny glass beads called spherules, found in north-western Australia were formed from vaporised material from the asteroid impact, said Dr Andrew Glikson from The Australian National University (ANU). "The impact would have triggered earthquakes orders of magnitude greater than terrestrial earthquakes, it would have caused huge tsunamis and would have made cliffs crumble," said Dr Glikson, from the ANU Planetary Institute. "Material from the impact would have spread worldwide. These spherules were found in sea...
  • ‘They’re not a nation, they’re part of Australia’... Norfolk Island’s unique status comes to an end

    05/15/2016 7:49:05 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 14th May 2016 | Bendedict Brook
    FAMILIES relying on food parcels to survive; pregnant women being whisked away to give birth because the hospital can’t help them, pot holes that just keep getting bigger and a community that can’t afford to look after itself. It sounds like a damned corner of a faraway land. But it’s actually a forgotten fragment of Australia whose handful of residents were given unprecedented power to look after their own affairs. According to some, the experiment in self-rule has failed so miserably it’s end can’t come quickly enough. In just over a month Gai Brodtmann, the Labor member for Canberra, will...
  • Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India

    05/15/2016 1:15:34 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    business-standard.com ^ | May 15, 2016 Last Updated at 11:57 IST | Press Trust of India
    Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India Press Trust of India | Melbourne May 15, 2016 Last Updated at 11:57 IST Ancient Irish musical traditions, thought to be long dead, are alive and well in south India, according to a new study of musical horns from iron-age Ireland. The realisation that modern Indian horns are almost identical to many iron-age European artifacts shows a rich cultural link between the two regions 2,000 years ago, said PhD student Billy O Foghlu, from The Australian National University (ANU). "I was astonished to find what I thought to be dead soundscapes alive...
  • Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India

    05/14/2016 12:23:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 51 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | May 13, 2016 | Australian National University
    An archaeologist studying musical horns from iron-age Ireland has found musical traditions, thought to be long dead, are alive and well in south India. The realisation that modern Indian horns are almost identical to many iron-age European artefacts reveals a rich cultural link between the two regions 2,000 years ago, said PhD student Billy O Foghlu, from The Australian National University (ANU). "Archaeology is usually silent. I was astonished to find what I thought to be dead soundscapes alive and living in Kerala today," said the ANU College of Asia-Pacific student... The findings help show that Europe and India had...
  • Australia Is Getting The Baddest Diesel Electric Submarines On The Planet

    05/13/2016 8:05:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | MAY 13, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    Australia Is Getting The Baddest Diesel Electric Submarines On The Planet And the US should buy them too. Here's why. was one of the biggest international defense contracts in recent memory. Australia’s Collins class submarine replacement program, also known as SEA1000, looked to procure 12 highly advanced diesel-electric multi-role submarines, each equipped with the latest in air independent propulsion (AIP) and quiet running technologies. These new foreign-designed submarines, which would be outfitted with American combat systems, would be fielded in the next decade and would serve into the latter half of the century. The program’s total cost is estimated just...
  • Australian guard, 34, killed... sniper opens fire at the Australian Embassy in Baghdad

    05/12/2016 7:06:28 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 13th May 2016 | Freya Noble
    One person has been killed and another injured during a shooting near the Australian Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq on Wednesday night. The government confirmed the man who died was a 34-year-old Australian who was working as a private security contractor for Unity Resources Group at the embassy. 'The Government extends its condolences to the family of the Australian man over this tragic incident,' the Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop said in a statement on Friday. ..... The man killed was a former Australian special forces soldier, according to Fairfax Media reported
  • Cosmic dust reveals Earth's ancient atmosphere

    05/12/2016 10:00:37 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 22 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 5/11/2016 | Monash University
    Using the oldest fossil micrometeorites -- space dust -- ever found, Monash University-led research has made a surprising discovery about the chemistry of Earth's atmosphere 2.7 billion years ago. The findings of a new study published today in the journal Nature -- led by Dr Andrew Tomkins and a team from the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash, along with scientists from the Australian Synchrotron and Imperial College, London -- challenge the accepted view that Earth's ancient atmosphere was oxygen-poor. The findings indicate instead that the ancient Earth's upper atmosphere contained about the same amount of oxygen as...
  • Q&A star Duncan Storrar exposed as thug as public raise $60,000 (left wing 'hero' a criminal)

    05/12/2016 2:11:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 13th May 2016 | Anthony Galloway
    DUNCAN Storrar, the Geelong man the ABC presented as a “new national hero”, has an extensive criminal record over two decades, including threats to kill and unlawful assault. The Herald Sun can reveal Storrar has gone to prison at least three times over the past 25 years for a string of offences. The revelations will likely place pressure on the organisers of a Go Fund Me web page to reconsider whether to give Storrar the more than $60,000 raised in his name. Storrar, 45, captured the nation’s attention when he appeared on the ABC’s Q&A Budget election special, saying he...
  • Archaeologists find world's oldest axe in Australia

    05/10/2016 11:24:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | May 10, 2016 | Australian National University
    Archaeologists from The Australian National University (ANU) have unearthed fragments from the edge of the world's oldest-known axe, found in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Lead archeologist Professor Sue O'Connor said the axe dates back between 46,000 and 49,000 years, around the time people first arrived on the continent. "This is the earliest evidence of hafted axes in the world. Nowhere else in the world do you get axes at this date," said Professor O'Connor from the ANU School of Culture, History and Language. "In Japan such axes appear about 35,000 years ago. But in most countries in the...
  • Austrian Teacher Investigated After Telling Class Mohammad Was a Child Molester

    05/09/2016 10:05:04 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/8/16 | Jim Hoft
    An Austrian middle school teacher is being investigated by prosecutors after telling her class the prophet Mohammad was a child molester. Mohammad’s third wife Aisha was nine years-old when the marriage was consummated. Apparently, telling the true story of Islam is forbidden in Austria today. Vol.at reported, via Vlad Tepes: A middle school teacher allegedly referred to Mohammed as child molester in front of her pupils. The prosecution was informed; the provincial education department now awaits the investigation. A Bregenzer teacher is said to have described the founder of Islam as a child molester in front of her students. “Yes,...