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  • On Life, Death, and The Former America

    10/31/2017 7:41:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies ^ | October 19, 2017 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    On Life, Death, and The Former America October 19, 2017October 19, 2017 ~ rightwingconservativenewsblog By Jeffrey A. Friedberg, News Man “This Ain’t No Disco….”  The Rat Cage. George Orwell’s political thriller, “1984.”  If you’re here to zing me, you’re too late.You’re too late to Twitter me.Too late to destroy a non-existent reputation.Too late to get me fired from a non-existent job.Too late to isolate me from friends, family, and business—who are mostly dead or missing.Too late to fix me in place and ridicule me.Because I’m too old.In fact, I’m so old that I remember a time when America was still America....
  • 'First Americans Were Australian'

    06/15/2003 9:18:19 PM PDT · by blam · 149 replies · 7,453+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-15-2003
    'First Americans were Australian' This is the face of the first known American, Lucia The first Americans were descended from Australian aborigines, according to evidence in a new BBC documentary. The skulls suggest faces like those of Australian aborigines The programme, Ancient Voices, shows that the dimensions of prehistoric skulls found in Brazil match those of the aboriginal peoples of Australia and Melanesia. Other evidence suggests that these first Americans were later massacred by invaders from Asia. Until now, native Americans were believed to have descended from Asian ancestors who arrived over a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska and...
  • Men at Work musician Greg Ham found dead

    04/19/2012 3:11:40 PM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 23 replies
    MSN Entertainment ^ | April 19, 2012, 7:05 AM EST | MSN Entertainment
    SYDNEY (AP) -- Greg Ham, a musician with the iconic Australian band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home on Thursday, Australian reports said. Victoria state police confirmed that the deceased was the 58-year-old resident of the house but did not identify him by name, in keeping with local practice. Ham was 58 and neighbors said he was the lone occupant of the house. Bing music: Men at Work Two concerned friends who had not heard from Ham for some time found the body after going to check on him, police said, declining to release any details...
  • Ovaltine, Vegemite Banned in Denmark

    06/02/2011 4:55:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    After news that Britain's beloved Marmite has been removed from supermarket shelves in Denmark it emerged Thursday that Australia's favorite spread, Vegemite, has also been added to the Scandanavian country's banned list. Denmark has ordered Vegemite, along with Marmite and Ovaltine, off its shelves because food authorities have never confirmed claims that it is a "rich source of Vitamin B" and folate.
  • Men at Work to Pay for Borrowed Flute Riff

    07/08/2010 12:36:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | July 6, 2010
    The pop band Men at Work has been ordered to pay a music publishing company 5 percent of the royalties it earned in Australia for its song "Down Under." A judge said Tuesday the group must pay Larrikin Publishing because it borrowed without permission a flute riff from the popular Australian nursery rhyme "Kookaburra," penned by the late Marion Sinclair in 1932, CNN said. Sinclair died in 1988. Larrikin holds the copyright to the "Kookaburra" but did not became aware of the similarities between it and 1981's "Down Under" until they were compared on a game show in 2007, the...
  • Men At Work lose plagiarism case in Australia (plagiarised a Girl Guides' song)

    02/05/2010 10:10:37 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies · 715+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 4 February 2010 | no byline
    The Australian band Men at Work are facing a big legal bill after a court ruled it had plagiarised a Girl Guides' song in its 1983 hit, Down Under. Larrikin Music had claimed the flute riff was stolen from Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree, written by Marion Sinclair in 1934. The federal court in Sydney ordered compensation to be paid. That amount has yet to be determined but Larrikin's lawyer said it could reach 60% of income from the song. "It's a big win for the underdog," said Larrikin's lawyer Adam Simpson after the judgment. Sinclair, who died...
  • Men At Work's 'Down Under' stolen from children's song, judge rules

    02/04/2010 2:30:15 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 35 replies · 1,116+ views ^ | 2/4/10 | Clark Collis
    A judge in Sydney, Australia ruled today that Men at Works 80s megahit Down Under infringes on the copyright of an old childrens song called Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree, according to the AP. Kookaburra was originally written by an Australian teacher named Marion Sinclair, who died in 1988. The songs copyright is now owned by the publishing company Larrikin Music, which sued for unpaid royalties. I have come to the view that the flute riff in Down Under infringes on the copyright of Kookaburra because it replicates in material form a substantial part of Ms. Sinclairs...
  • Claims Men At Work hit Down Under is a rip-off of Kookaburra song

    06/24/2009 10:08:57 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 25 replies · 1,718+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 25th June 2009 | Lisa Davies
    ONE'S a pub classic, belted out at top volume by tipsy patrons around closing time. The other is a more dignified affair, a favourite of youth choirs and choral groups. Now, as unlikely as it seems, the classic children's ditty Kookaburra and the Men At Work hit Down Under are set to go head-to-head in court amid accusations part of the rock anthem is a rip-off, The Daily Telegraph reports. Music publishing company Larrikin owns the Kookaburra song and claims the melody that accompanies the line "Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree" is reproduced in Down Under. The case...

    08/28/2006 8:44:01 PM PDT · by Quix · 73 replies · 1,038+ views
    This book is excellent. It speaks to thoughts, feelings, facts I've long had strong similar to identical convictions about. Excerpts from Dr Laura's Foreword: " . . . sold more than one million copies of [I] The Proper Care And Feeding of Husbands [/I]" . . . "I expected a huge, ugly backlash. . . . the general public--especially the men--was incredibly receptive. What touched me the most was the sad, pained, resigned letters I received from so many nice men who were suffering deeply. These men explained that while they were deeply in love with their wives, those wives...
  • Update: Boy Who Cooked (Pet Store) Animals At School Will Not Be Charged

    01/30/2005 5:07:25 PM PST · by KidGlock · 112 replies · 2,736+ views
    WFTV ^ | 1/30/04
    Boy Who Cooked Animals At School Will Not Be Charged Teen Cooked Guinea Pig, Rabbit During Class UPDATED: 2:39 PM EST January 28, 2005 THOMPSON, Ohio -- Police and humane society officials decided not to file charges against a 16-year-old student who skinned and cooked a Guinea pig and a rabbit during a living skills class. They said Thursday it would have been hard to prove the killings were unnecessary because students did eat some of the meat, and investigators didn't find evidence the animals suffered needlessly. Authorities said the student killed the rabbit with a bow-and-arrow and used a...
  • Australia chooses war

    03/18/2003 8:48:06 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 1 replies · 210+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald. ^ | March 19 2003 | Mark Riley in Canberra and Marian Wilkinson
    Australia was a divided nation last night as its troops prepared to join a United States-led invasion of Iraq and Federal Parliament descended into a bitter debate over waging war without specific United Nations backing. The Prime Minister came under heavy flak for committing the country to war after the US President, George Bush, gave Saddam Hussein and his sons until tomorrow to leave Iraq or face attack. John Howard said the coalition of US, British and Australian troops did not need further UN approval to launch the invasion. "The Government strongly believes that the decision it's taken is right,...