Tag Archives: Australia

Oregon judge says all guns in U.S. should be dumped in ocean

From The Oregonian: As the killer stood before him, Judge Kenneth Walker couldn’t stay silent. “If I could I would take all the guns in America, put them on big barges and go dump them in the ocean,” the judge told the defendant. “Nobody would have a gun. Not police, not security, not anybody. We should eliminate all of them. We could save 33,000 people a year if we didn’t have guns in this country.”
Marcell Lee Daniel Jr. had unleashed 30 bullets during an afternoon drive-by shooting of an innocent man on a North Portland sidewalk. The man, Andrew Coggins Jr., 24, died.
The judge kept going. “Australia after a major shooting rounded up all the guns, and they haven’t had near the death that we do here in this country,” he said.
The judge was referring to tighter gun controls in Australia in response to a 1996 mass shooting by a lone gunman who killed 35. Australia responded by buying back or seizing a million existing firearms and making it more difficult to buy new ones. News reports marking the 20th anniversary of gun reforms state there have been no mass shootings — defined as 5 or more people — since.
“I just saw last night a statistic that 11,000 people in America are murdered each year and another 20,000 commit suicide with guns,” Walker said, referring to figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“They are a scourge of this country and no one should have one as far as I’m concerned,” he said. “There’s no defense to guns. There’s just absolutely no reason to have them. But it is a right of people in this country to own and possess them, and I will not say anything to affect that right.”
Walker, a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge for nearly 10 years and a criminal defense attorney before that for 25 years, sentenced Daniel to 17 1/2 years in prison.
molon labe
Read the whole story here.
h/t Weasel Zippers

Please follow and like us:

#WaronWomen: Hollyweird actress Rebel Wilson Tweets about her single-life status, blames "bikini-clad" women

You probably don’t know much about Rebel Wilson, an actress that hails from Australia. She’s starred in some comedies such as Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect. She’s also a failed spokesman for Jenny Craig.

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson

She is also a liar. In May 2015 it was revealed her real age was 35, despite claiming she was 29. “The Australian Securities and Investment Commission show that Rebel was born in 1980, the Sydney Morning Herald confirmed. That means she’s six years older than she’s been claiming to be.”
Now she’s trying to get even with the skinny girls that make her life miserable, or something like that.
Via Daily Mail: Rebel Wilson took to Twitter on Sunday to air her frustrations about her single life. The Bridesmaids actress wrote: ‘Why do guys always go for those bikini-clad vapid skanks? And not the smart, successful Australian girls??’
rebel wilson2
But her social media rant ruffled the feathers of some of her 2.6 million followers who were unhappy she pointed to other woman as the issue and called her out on slut-shaming.
The 36-year-old was bombarded with replies and one Twitter user wrote: ‘Why do girls feed the need to slut-shame others? It’s not nice, Rebel.’ Another account user, Nell added: ‘calling other women skanks isn’t cool, rebel. be better than slut-shaming’ and the post was favourited over 138 times.
‘Slut shaming and being body negative to another group of girls isn’t going to change anything. Come on,’ replied another Twitter user.   Meanwhile, another tweet simply read: ‘so much for the sisterhood’.
The Australian actress was last linked to comedian Mickey Gooch Jr. but the pair split in September 2015 and she has been single since.  Rebel and Mickey first went public with their relationship in May after attending several hockey games together but their romance was short lived. Earlier this year Rebel revealed she made the decision to end their relationship so she could concentrate on her booming acting career. 
In February the Pitch Perfect star told The Daily Telegraph ‘I obviously chose career over relationships and I don’t regret that decision one bit.’ The Australian actress continued: ‘A lot of my friends who are married now wish they’d taken the same path — where you really went after your career and your dreams. ‘That’s not to say both are mutually exclusive, because you can have it all if you want to,’ she added.
Her career has gone from strength to strength in recent months and after landing a cameo in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is now starring as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls performing at London’s West End.
rebel wilson3
This actress also believes that the “US Should ‘Follow Australia’s Example’ on Gun Laws.” From a 2015 interview she said:
I don’t like getting political but America you really have to follow Australia’s example re gun laws. I don’t remember a mass shooting in Australia since they overhauled the gun laws. It seems like every week in America there’s a shooting. I just want people to be safe, especially people that are doing one of my favorite things in the WORLD – going out to the movies 2 have fun. If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient, common-sense gun safety laws – even in the face of repeated mass killings.”
Girlfriend obviously hasn’t been to Chiraq.
And this girl has never paid to see one of her movies and I never will.

Please follow and like us:

Creation: Galah

Eolophus roseicapillus

Galah1Galah2Galah3Pics taken by RachaelB, in Victoria, Australia

The Galah (Eolophus roseicapillus), also known as the Rose-breasted Cockatoo, is one of the most common and widespread cockatoos, found in almost all parts of mainland Australia. The word galah is derived from Australian Aboriginal languages.
Galahs are about 14 in long and weigh 270–350 g. The genders appear similar, but the male has very dark brown (almost black) irises, and the female has medium-brown or red irises. The colors of juvenile galahs are duller than the adults.
Flocks of galahs will often congregate and forage on foot for food in open grassy areas. These birds nests in tree cavities. The eggs are white and there are usually two or five in a clutch. The eggs are incubated for about 25 days, and both the male and female share the incubation. The chicks leave the nest about 49 days after hatching.
Like most other cockatoos — and unlike too many humans — Galahs are monogamous and form strong lifelong bonds with their partners.
H/t Project Noah

Please follow and like us:

Creation: Noisy Miner

Manorina melanocephala

Noisy Miner1Noisy Miner2Noisy Miner3Pics taken by Mark Ridgway, in Victoria, Australia.

The Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala) is a cross-eyed, noisy little bird in the honeyeater family Meliphagidae.

Endemic to eastern and southeastern Australia, including Tasmania, the Noisy Miner is about 9.4–11 inches long, with a wingspan of 14–18 in, and weighing 2.5–2.8 oz. It has a mottled grey breast, dark brown wings, and a black mask with yellow behind each eye which gives the bird a cross-eyed appearance.

As the common name suggests, the Noisy Miner is a vocal species with a large range of songs, calls, scoldings and alarms, and almost constant vocalizations particularly from young birds. They are gregarious, territorial, and communal — forming colonies of several hundred birds that forage, bathe, roost, breed and defend their territory. Each bird has an “activity space” and birds with overlapping activity spaces form associations called “coteries,” the most stable units within the colony. The birds also form temporary coalitions for specific activities such as mobbing a predator. Group cohesion is facilitated by vocalizations and ritualized displays.

Foraging in the canopy of trees and on trunks and branches and on the ground, the Noisy Miner mainly eats nectar, fruit and insects. Courtship and copulation are a frenzied communal event. The bird breeds all year long, building a deep cup-shaped nest and laying two to four eggs. Incubation is by the female only, although up to twenty male helpers take care of the nestlings and fledglings.

H/t Project Noah


Please follow and like us:

Let's See If We Can Start Your Tuesday Off With A Chuckle.


A guy asked a girl in a university library, “Do you mind if I sit beside you?
The girl replied with a loud voice, “I DON ‘T WANT TO SPEND THE NIGHT WITH YOU!”
All the students in the library started staring at the guy. He was truly embarrassed.
After a couple of minutes the girl walked quietly to the guy’s table and said, “I study psychology,
and I know what a man is thinking. I guess you felt embarrassed, right?
The guy then responded with a loud voice, $500 FOR ONE NIGHT? THAT’S TOO MUCH!
All the people in the library looked at the girl in shock.
The guy whispered in her ear, “I study law, and I know how to screw people”.

 ~Steve~                       H/T     I_Man..   Again   LOL
Please follow and like us:

Creation: Tawny Frogmouth

Podargus strigoides

Tawny Frogmouth1Tawny Frogmouth2Tawny Frogmouth3Tawny Frogmouth4TF1

Photos taken by naross, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Tawny Frogmouths (Podargus strigoides) are Australian native birds and are members of the nightjar family. Often mistaken for owls, Tawny Frogmouths are more closely related to kookaburras and kingfishers than to owls.
Males and females look alike and are 14–21 in long. These birds can weigh up to 1.5 lbs to as much as 3.1 lbs in the case of overweight zoo specimens. They have yellow eyes and a wide beak topped with a tuft of bristly feathers. They make loud clacking sounds with their beaks and emit a reverberating booming call.
Tawny Frogmouths hunt at night and spend the day roosting on a dead log or tree branch close to the tree trunk. Their camouflage is excellent and by staying very still and upright, they look just like part of the branch.
The Tawny Frogmouth’s diet is made up of nocturnal insects, worms, slugs, snails, small mammals, reptiles, frogs and birds. They catch their prey by pouncing to the ground from a tree or other elevated perch. Some preys, such as moths, are caught in flight, which has led to many unfortunate instances of birds being hit by cars while chasing insects illuminated in the beam of the headlights. Unlike owls who fly around at night hunting, the Frogmouths sit very still on a low perch and wait for food to come to them, catching their prey with their beaks rather than with their talons. Like owls, Frogmouths have large eyes, excellent hearing, and are silent in flight.
The Tawny Frogmouth can be seen in almost any habitat type (except the denser rainforests and treeless deserts), including heath, forest and woodlands, urban and rural areas. They also have been seen in backyards and on fences, roosting during daylight hours in trees.
Source: Project Noah

Please follow and like us:

Abe and Esther

Abe and Esther are flying to Australia for a two-week vacation to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Suddenly, over the public address system, the captain announces, “Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m afraid I have some very bad news. Our engines have ceased functioning and we will attempt an emergency landing. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. However, the odds are that we may never be rescued and will have to live on the island for the rest of our lives!”

Thanks to the skill of the  flight crew, the plane lands safely on the tiny island.
An hour later Abe turns to his wife and asks, “Esther, did we pay our VISA and MasterCard bills yet?”

“No, sweetheart,” she responds.
Abe, still shaken from the crash landing, then asks, “Esther, did we pay our American Express card yet?”
“Oh, no! I’m sorry. I forgot to send the check,” she says.

“One last thing Esther. Did you remember to send the estimate check to the IRS this quarter?” he asks.

“Oh, forgive me, Abe,” begged Esther. “I didn’t send that one, either.”

Abe grabs her and gives her the biggest kiss in 40 years.

Esther pulls away and asks him, “What was that for?”

Abe answers, “They’ll find us!”

taxed to death

H/t FOTM’s WildBillAlaska 😀


Please follow and like us:

Attack Of The Ginormous Snail. Poor Woman Never Stood A Chance.


Well not exactly you will see. If you would be so kind as to scroll down  just a bit you will see.

This photo was taken somewhere in Europe, and I can’t believe I never saw it before – specially since the author behind it is one and only #Julian Beever, master of 3D pavement art. What you see below is a street and a plain stone bench occupied by an ordinary citizen and one unordinary creature. Both pavement and bench are partially covered by a chalk drawing. The drawing disappears in places, and at one point seems to bump into a metal pole. What I find so interesting about this anamorphic painting is it’s seamless transition between flat pavement surface and a bench. But I guess this all makes sense when you see it from another angle. Both photos are included!

Please follow and like us:

Agenda 21: Heroic Ann Bressington, Australian MP – Names the NWO Gang

It’s been an amazing year in the fight against the UN Agenda 21-Sustainable Development juggernaut.  As public awareness has grown through the efforts of citizen activists from both sides of the political spectrum, political parties and legislators are taking a stand.  You can find the  anti-Agenda 21 legislation here, 
They’re fighting it in Australia, too.  Member of Parliament, Ann Bressington, spells out the totalitarian plan chronologically and names the names of the perpetrators  quoting NWO boy, George H.W. Bush, ” There will be a profound reorientation of all human activity.”

In the face of the pushback by average citizens and legislators, the UN-USA Executive Director, Patrick Madden, posted an article in March, 2012 calling the people taking a stand against  UN Agenda 21 conspiracy theory wackos and called supporters of Agenda 21 “… we do need to be vocal and vigorous in defense of the UN to ensure the facts are set straight and our message is heard. You can do this by speaking at city council meetings or writing a Letter to the Editor and op-ed, specifically tailored to debunking the Agenda 21.” 
It’s going to be an uphill battle for the UN boys.  It’s hard to debunk a conspiracy when videos of United Nations strongman Maurice Strong, reveals himself as a conspirator in pushing the true agenda behind Agenda 21. 

Please follow and like us:

Creation: Blue Banded Bee

Amegilla cingulata

blue banded beePhoto taken by SatyenM in Maharashtra, India

The blue banded bee (Amegilla cingulata) is a bee native to Australia, believed to contribute to at least 30% of the continent’s crops through its distinctive “buzz pollination“.
Cingulata is from the Latin word cingulum (“belt”) referring to the bee’s distinctive bands. Unlike the honey bee, A. cingulata has pale blue stripes on its abdomen instead of yellow. The female has four bands; the male has five complete bands that are brighter blue in color to attract female bees. In size, blue banded bees can grow to 0.39–0.47 in.
In contrast to honey bees that live in hives, blue banded bees are solitary creatures who build solitary nests, though often close to one another. Blue banded can sting but are not as aggressive as other bees. They nest in soft sandstone, burrows, dried up river banks, old clay homes and in mortar between bricks. Cells at the end of tunnels contain an egg with a pollen/nectar mixture for emerging larvae.
Though native to Australia, the blue banded bee is also found in tropical and subtropical Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, East Timor and Malaysia. The bees inhabit urban areas, woodlands, forests and heath areas.
H/t Project Noah

Please follow and like us: