Justice System vs. Derryn Hinch: Jail for revealing sex offenders
In Australia, the rights of convicted sex offenders and murderers takes precedence over victims’ rights. This is especially the case with paedophiles. Serial sex offenders have their names, photos and addresses suppressed by the courts on release. Unlike Megan’s Law in the United States, communities have no knowledge as to who they are or where they are. The public doesn’t […]
“No” to Net Neutrality = Internet Control, the same as SOPA / PIPA.
Across the web, woes of dismay sounded out today as a US Federal Appeals court struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order, an order designed to guarantee that consumers would have fair, equal access to content on the Internet. That order is called Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is designed to prevent Internet Service Providers from artificially slowing, or […]
Horse Meat found in Aldi Food; Comigel blamed Spanghero.
A 2013 story is currently doing the rounds claiming Aldi UK has released a statement saying they felt “angry and let down” by its French supplier Comigel. Tests on Today’s Special Frozen Beef Lasagne and Today’s Special Frozen Spaghetti Bolognese confirmed the meals contained between 30% and 100% horsemeat when they clearly were labelled beef. This is indeed true, however the […]
You Can Use Your Facebook Profile As ID To Board A Plane In the US
Unless of course, you’re travelling within Australia… then apparently you don’t need any form of ID at all. Ah Australia. You’re so darn laid back downunder! Back to the main story… so it turns out a guy got to board a US aircraft with no form of ID on him. All he had to do was show security his Facebook […]
Prohibition of marijuana has failed. What will legalising it achieve?
The first legal sales of pot for recreational use in America began in Colorado yesterday, while Uruguay campaigns to legalise cannabis at the national level. “There is an ever-growing group of professionals and intellectuals in the world who are begging for drug policy reform on the basis that [prohibition] has given the opposite results it proposed.” “Crime has grown, consumption […]
Since When Does More Antarctic Ice = Global Warming?
I’m confused, after reading this article at News.com.au: Stricken Russian Ship with Scientists Aboard Is Playing The Waiting Game In Antartica. “A decision has been reached to evacuate 52 passengers and four crew members by helicopter from China’s Xue Long ship, should the weather allow,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. The Russian-flagged MV Akademik Shokalskiy has been […]
Are we getting more ignorant as we evolve?
I appreciate this sounds like I am about to go on a rant, and quite frankly, I might. However, it seems that the more I hear about people, the more I dislike the ignorant sods of this world. I’m of the old school ‘manners matter’ ethos which might bely my relatively young age, but it appears that either we are caring […]
What do Santa and Jesus have in common? They are both white.
A high school teacher in Cleaveland High School told Christopher Rougier, a black child in his class who arrived wearing a Santa hat and a beard, “Don’t you know Santa Clause is white? Why are you wearing that?” After complaints from his family, Christopher has been moved to a new class, and the teacher has been disciplined. “Michael Rougier the […]