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  • Vegan Feminist Cafe That Imposed 18% “Gender Surcharge” on Men Closes Down

    04/23/2019 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    Summit News ^ | 4/23/2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
    A vegan feminist cafe in Australia that imposed an 18 per cent “gender surcharge” on men and gave women priority seating has closed down. The Handsome Her cafe, which only opened a few years ago and was located in inner city Melbourne, described itself as “by women, for women”. The venue attracted headlines in 2017 for challenging the “gender pay gap” (which doesn’t exist) by charging men extra. At the time, the cafe’s management claimed the attention left them “jam-packed with customers showing their support”. Not anymore. A notice on the cafe’s website says it’s closing for good on April...
  • Christchurch shooting: 40 dead in terrorist attack at two mosques

    03/14/2019 11:47:45 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 254 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03/14/19
    New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed 40 people have died in today’s shooting, with 20 injured.
  • Latest 'Flat Earth' theory says Australia is FAKE - and if you think you've been there, you're wrong

    06/30/2018 11:50:32 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 214 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | Jeff Parsons
    There's a growing number of people who seem to think the world is, in fact, flat. But it gets better. They also insist that Australia is actually just one big hoax. According to a viral Facebook rant, the entire country (and presumably the 24 million people that live there) is completely FAKE. The idea resurfaced at a recent gathering of so-called Flat Earthers in Birmingham recently where over 200 people came together to confirm to each other that the Earth is nothing more than a giant pancake. The origin of the "fake Australia" post started on Reddit back in 2017...
  • The incredible national news story that we CAN'T report:very high-profile figure has been convicted

    12/12/2018 9:04:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Published: 06:57 EST, 12 December 2018 | Updated: 06:57 EST, 12 December 2018 | By Aidan Wondracz For Daily Mail Australia
    Full Title: The incredible national news story that we CAN'T report: A very high-profile figure has been convicted of a serious crime - here's why you're not allowed to read about it ================================================================ A suppression order protected the conviction of a high-profile figure this week The person was convicted on Tuesday and will be remanded in February Victorian County Court has ordered a gag on the person's identity and charges The state accounts for more than half of suppression orders doled out in country =================================================================== A very high-profile figure has been convicted of a serious crime this week, but suppression...
  • Accused emu killer Jacob MacDonald says running down emus ‘funny at the time’

    09/22/2018 3:02:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Adelaide Now ^ | 9/22/18
    A VICTORIAN man who deliberately ran down emus in his ute on a country road near the South Australian border has said his actions were the “biggest stuff up” of his life. Jacob MacDonald, 20, was charged with numerous animal cruelty and traffic offences on Friday after the video he filmed of himself running over the emus went viral on social media. MacDonald, pictured, is from Cowangie, a small town only kilometres from the South Australian border. Yesterday, speaking publicly for the first time since the incident, he said that while running down the emus as they crossed Pallarang Rd...
  • Cats could be banned in a New Zealand town. ‘It’s like a police state,’ resident says

    08/30/2018 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | By Josh Magness
    “It’s like a police state.” That is Nico Jarvis’ complaint after the New Zealand government announced a plan to eventually ban all cats in her village of Omaui, according to the Otago Daily Times. Ali Meade, biosecurity operations manager for Environment Southland, said the proposed plan would prevent people from purchasing any new cats — and require owners to neuter, register and microchip any current felines they have at home, the newspaper reported. The ban is needed because Omaui has nature reserves, Meade reportedly told Newshub, and the cats are “preying on native birds” and “all sorts of things.” New...
  • Rangers capture mammoth crocodile after decade-long hunt [600kg /1300 lbs!]

    07/10/2018 6:19:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.news.com.au ^ | July 10, 20181:43pm | Shireen Khalil
    IT TOOK 10 years but rangers have finally caught the biggest croc in the Katherine River — weighing in at a whopping 600kg. CROCS in the Northern Territory aren’t rare — but they are at this size. After a decade-long hunt, rangers in the Northern Territory have finally captured Katherine River’s biggest croc — weighing in at a whopping 600 kilograms and measuring 4.71 metres long, about the length of an average family car. The hunt began after rumours of a “large dark tail” spotted near a local boat ramp, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. NT Parks and Wildlife rangers...
  • Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand

    01/10/2018 9:10:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    phys.org ^ | January 10, 2018 | University of New South Wales
    An artist's impression of a New Zealand burrowing bat, Mystacina robusta, that went extinct last century. The new fossil find, Vulcanops jennyworthyae, that lived millions of years ago in New Zealand, is an ancient relative of burrowing or short-tailed bats. Credit: Gavin Mouldey. ================================================================================================================================== The fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a UNSW Sydney-led international team of scientists. Teeth and bones of the extinct bat - which was about three times the size of an average bat today - were recovered from 19 to 16-million-year-old sediments...
  • Thousands of flying foxes fall from sky after being ‘boiled alive’ in sweltering Australia heatwave

    01/08/2018 10:46:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 73 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | Updated: 8th January 2018, 12:44 pm | By Sam Webb
    THOUSANDS of flying foxes died in an Australian heatwave so severe it has melted tarmac. The animals fell from the trees as they were boiled alive in temperatures exceeding 40C in Campbelltown in New South Wales. Animal welfare volunteers battled to save the lives of the hundreds of babies and some adults in distress but the death toll is believed to be in the thousands. A spokesman from the charity Help Save the Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown said: "The efforts of our volunteers yesterday was both heroic and heartbreaking. "In extremely trying conditions they worked tirelessly to provide sub-cutaneous...
  • Mammal long thought extinct in Australia resurfaces

    12/15/2017 2:27:16 PM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 15, 2017 | Provided by: University of New South Wales
    The crest-tailed mulgara was once widely distributed across sandy deserts in inland Australia. Credit: Reece Pedler ===================================================================================== A crest-tailed mulgara, a small carnivorous marsupial known only from fossilised bone fragments and presumed extinct in NSW for more than century, has been discovered in Sturt National Park north-west of Tibooburra. A team from the UNSW Sydney's Wild Deserts project made the unexpected discovery during recent scientific monitoring. UNSW scientist and wild deserts ecologist Dr Rebecca West says it is particularly exciting to find a crest-tailed mulgara alive for the first time in NSW. "The crest-tailed mulgara was once widely distributed...
  • Man caught clinging to speeding train

    09/27/2017 7:34:17 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 20 replies
    The Extract ^ | 9.24.17 | Editor
    A Facebook user recently uploaded footage of an individual catching a dangerous ride by clinging to the rear windshield wiper of a speeding train in Perth, Australia.
  • Illicit Manufacture of Handguns in Australia

    09/05/2017 8:15:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 9/4/2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Australia has one of the strictest firearms regulatory schemes in Western Civilization. It has not appreciably changed their overall murder or suicide or accidental death rates, which were already low and falling when the scheme was implemented. As Australia is an continent considerably separated from the rest of the industrialized world, it is a near ideal test case for the efficacy of gun control schemes. A figure from an Australian government report on sources of illegal guns shows that when guns are tightly regulated, criminals find ways around the regulation.
  • Monster spider the size of DINNER PLATE traps terrified couple inside their home

    07/27/2017 8:36:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | 27th July 2017 | By Tom Towers
    The fearsome arachnid – nicknamed Aragog – was snapped by Lauren Ansell in Queensland, Australia. Laura and her partner could not access their barbecue as the huge huntsman spider was blocking the back door. She said it reacted badly when they tried to move it from the glass on Sunday night. Laura said: “(The spider) was preventing us from using our barbecue. “We made it unhappy as we tried to move it so we could cook. “My boyfriend tried to squish it in the door but the spider was smart. “The door only claimed two of its legs and it...
  • Teen Says Tattoo Covering Half His Face Is Making it Hard to Find Work

    07/15/2017 11:50:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 124 replies
    Mark Cropp just wants to to get a job and support his family, but something unique is holding him back. A giant tattoo saying “DEVAST8” covers half of his face, and, perhaps not surprisingly, it’s off-putting for potential employers. The teenager, born in Oamaru in the southern part of the country, told the New Zealand Herald he had it inked a few months ago, while drunk on homebrew in a jail cell in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • 'Why you got a mask? Terrorist!' Asian woman who racially attacked Muslim who......

    01/22/2017 6:08:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 22, 2017 | Rachel Eddie and Stephen Johnson For Daily Mail Australia
    FULL TITLE: 'Why you got a mask? Terrorist!' Asian woman who racially attacked Muslim who was wearing a niqab sitting in her car is charged with assault The woman caught on camera accusing a Muslim woman of being a terrorist because she was wearing a niqab has been charged. Ramzy Alamudi said he and his wife were sitting in their car at Macquarie University, northwest Sydney, when the woman began berating her for her choice of clothing. 'Who are you? Why have you got a mask? Terrorist. You have gun?,' the woman said. The 35-year-old woman has been charged with...
  • Unexplained Stone Structures Found Off Australia’s Coast

    09/14/2016 7:49:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 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...
  • New Zealand vows to kill every weasel, rat and feral cat on its soil

    07/25/2016 11:45:17 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    W post ^ | 25 July 2016 | Karin Brulliard
    New Zealand is a nation that takes its birds seriously, and it’s got very special ones. The country’s currency is adorned with images of winged species found nowhere else, including the yellow-eyed penguin and the black-masked kokako. The logo of the national air force is stamped with the famed kiwi — a chicken-sized puff of feathers that cannot fly.... “For the first time, technology is starting to make feasible what previously seemed like an unattainable dream,” ... In 2013, environmental activist Gareth Morgan suggested hunting down and killing every feral cat in New Zealand (a proposal that, Morgan told The...
  • Australian Ad Pulled After Bureaucracy Claims It Vilifies Women

    02/24/2016 11:50:52 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 23, 2016 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The Australian Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) has bullied a car service company into discontinuing its advertisement because the “sexist” portrayal of women allegedly results in the “vilification of women.” ABC Australia reports Ultra Tune’s “Unexpected Situation” advertisement has been pulled after the ASB determined the ad violates a “code of ethics” pertaining to “discrimination against women.” The 15-second advertisement in question features two women caught on train tracks and then panicking as a train approaches them. In order to “avoid unexpected situations” like getting caught on train tracks, the ad suggests people should “get your car serviced at Ultra Tune.” Although the advertisement ends...
  • [Australian] Army Chaplains to Remove 'Conquer' from 102-Yr-Old Motto; It's Offensive to Muslims

    11/23/2015 6:57:39 AM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | 11/20/15 | Matthew Benns
    The Australian Army is removing the motto "In this sign conquer" from the 102-year-old hat badges of army chaplains because it is offensive to Muslims. The move comes after an imam approved by the Grand Mufti was appointed to join the Religious Advisory Committee to the Services in June. Australian Army chaplains have had the motto on their hat badges since 1913. A Defence spokeswoman last night denied the motto was being changed because it was associated with the Crusades, when Christian armies fought Muslims in the Holy Land during the Middle Ages. "The motto of the Australian Army Chaplains...
  • Same-sex marriage movement knocking on Australia's door, archbishop warns faithful

    08/18/2015 6:22:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 8/18/15 | Jonah Hicap
    After its success in Ireland and then the United States, the movement to legalise same-sex marriage is now knocking on Australia's doors to the dismay of devoted Christians in the Land Down Under.Australian Archbishop Anthony Fisher revealed recently that "there are voices in our culture that no longer think marriage need be for life, or be open to children, or be exclusive, or be between man and wife."Addressing the faithful during the Annual Marriage Mass with Renewal of Vows at Saint Mary's Cathedral in Sydney last July 12, Fisher said those behind this movement "write off as benighted and bigoted...