Breaking Grid Addiction: Smartphone users resort to dying natural luxury
The rise of the smartphone has seen people constantly attached to their devices in ways history has never before seen. The mid-term effects on human beings are only starting to be observed. An interesting observation is that a steady increase in accommodation check-ins is turning into a worldwide boom — for remote resorts where smartphones are out of service range. That lost […]
Women asked to sign “not a prostitute” statement upon check-in to motels
Women booking into some motels in North Queensland, Australia, are being asked to sign statements promising they won’t be “offering good and services for sale” from their room. This is despite the fact that prostitution is legal across the state as a sole operator working in private. Kelly Davidson, a motel operator on Mackay‘s busy Nebo Rd said all motels […]
Do we excuse AdShel for caving to homophobes?
“Children in homosexual relationships are subject to emotional abuse. Legitimising gay marriage is like legalising child abuse.” -Ms Wendy Francis, Family First lead Senate candidate in Queensland. We live in a multicultural, equal-rights abiding, Western nation. It’s 2011. I could understand if an advertising company pulled homosexual ads three decades ago, or in a Muslim country for example, as the issue of […]
Thick as planks
There is a new craze sweeping across Facebook and the Internet. “Planking” involves lying face down with your hands by your sides; preferably on top of weird, interesting or dangerous things. What was simply a bizarre underground Internet fad has captured the attention of the Australian police and the media. Soon after planking hit the mainstream, a young man in […]
Telstra 4G vs. National Broadband Network
“What we build today will always be improved upon in the future. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t build it. The Liberal party will never build something as big as this, so Labor have to.” “I can’t get decent Telstra wireless signal near the NSW/QLD border now, and no ADSL is available. My signal has been dropping out every few minutes […]
Tony Abbott’s: How Australia could avoid a flood tax
I’m not opposed to the tax levy to pay for the Cyclone Yasi Queensland disaster. But opposition leader Tony Abbott‘s right: the government needs to hone in on the scores of trickling funding grants out there dating back to the Howard era. In this article, he’s only identified a handful of the BIG ones. Imagine how many small funding schemes […]
Failing To Do The World A Favour?
Are people who do things like this always stupid, or just naive? If it’s the former, then the cynical part of me is disappointed that she got away with it. She will probably go on to become pregnant and raise multiple stupid children. Because everyone knows that the best thing to do during the largest and most powerful cyclone in […]