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  • NY Post to 'release bombshell expose' linking Hunter Biden to Chinese business deals

    10/15/2020 2:11:42 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 108 replies
    Sky News Australia ^ | 10/15/2020 | Miranda Devine
    Miranda Devine says The New York Post will tomorrow release even more bombshell evidence linking Hunter Biden to Chinese business dealings after they obtained leaked emails and photographs from the hard-drive of Hunter's laptop. The New York Post today released an expose detailing links between Joe Biden and his son who was paid at least $50,000 a month to sit on the board of a Ukrainian energy company who allegedly set up a meeting with the Vice President. "Hunter Biden is an individual with serious drug problems, he's admitted this, he was drummed out of a post he held in...
  • Mysterious Circles in The Desert Explained by Alan Turing Theory From 70 Years Ago

    09/24/2020 12:11:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 24 SEPTEMBER 2020 | PETER DOCKRILL
    It was 1952, and Alan Turing was about to reshape humanity's understanding of biology. Fairy circles in Namibia. (pum_eva/Getty Images) ============================================================================== In a landmark paper, the English mathematician introduced what became known as the Turing pattern – the notion that the dynamics of certain uniform systems could give rise to stable patterns when disturbed. Such 'order from disturbance' has become the theoretical basis for all sorts of strange, repeated motifs seen in the natural world. It was a good theory. So good, in fact, that decades later, scientists are still discovering stunning examples of it in unusual and exotic places:...
  • Hillary Clinton took more cash from Harvey Weinstein than any other Democrat

    02/26/2020 11:06:19 PM PST · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 26 2020 | Ebony Bowden -| New York Post
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton raked-in more cash from convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein than any other politician despite brushing off his donations by claiming he gave money to “every” Democrat. Federal Election Commission filings show the disgraced movie mogul bundled $1.4 million for Clinton during her presidential bid in 2016 and handed her another $73,390 dating back to her 1999 New York Senate seat run. On Tuesday, the former first lady defended her long relationship with the sex creep, quickly deflecting scrutiny from reporters by noting that Weinstein also raised funds for Barack Obama, John Kerry and Al Gore during their...
  • Koala stops cyclists to ask for water as Australia’s heatwave and bush fires continue

    12/30/2019 7:07:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Published: 8:07pm, 28 Dec, 2019 Updated: 8:52pm, 28 Dec, 2019 | Staff
    Thousands of koalas are believed to have died from the intense heat and bush fires gripping Australia Meanwhile, the fire danger in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory has been upgraded to severe as temperatures rise A desperate koala suffering in 40 degree-heat in Australia approached a group of cyclists to drink from a water bottle, according to media reports, as thousands of koalas are feared to have died from the intense heat and bush fires gripping the country, with the fire danger increasing on Saturday as temperatures soared. The cyclists near Adelaide saw the koala in the...
  • 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 · 215 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...