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The Age: Put soft porn out of view: experts

MORE than 30 of Australia’s leading child experts are calling for an unprecedented ban on the sale of adult magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse and other ”soft porn” material from newsagents, milk bars, convenience stores, supermarkets and petrol stations.

Lets ignore the implications for the ever increasing Australian theocracy the proposal offers, and look at the part I emphasised.

So who’s on this list of “child experts” you may well ask?

Tim Costello, CEO World Vision

What they left off was Tim Costello is the Reverend Tim Costello. Yep, people in charge of churches are most definitely children experts

Noni Hazlehurst, AM, actor, child advocate

Yes, an actress who is most famous for having hosted Play School. Definitely an expert

Clive Hamilton, AM, Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethic

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. Clive Hamilton shouldn’t be let near adults, let alone children.

There are others as well. Hetty Johnson springs to mind: when did never shutting the fuck up qualify you as an expert on children exactly?

There’s names on the list I don’t recognize, but since when does a law degree or MBA make you a expert on children again?

ABC: The Federal Government is set to introduce changes to the way painkillers containing codeine are sold over the counter.

1 in 10,000 people probably shouldn’t drive cars (in particular, anyone who lives in Balwyn) but the Government doesn’t check their names when they leave their driveways to see if they’re abusing the road or not. Why exactly are we being punished here again?

This Speaks For Itself

March 24, 2010 — 1 Comment

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Both shots taken at the same time 24 March 2010.


March 11, 2010 — 5 Comments

NineMSN: Gurshan ‘knocked out by opening door’

The man charged over the death of a Melbourne toddler has told his father in India that he panicked when he accidentally knocked the boy unconscious while opening a door….

His father Pragat Singh Dhillon has told the Indian media that the toddler had been standing behind the front door of the house when the accused opened it, knocking the boy unconscious.

“He then called out to Gurshan’s mother, who was taking a bath, and his own wife, Simrat Kaur, who was in the kitchen at the time, but both couldn’t hear his calls,” he said in an interview with the Indian Express newspaper.

“He then put the child in his car to take him to hospital.”

Yeah, he put the child in the BOOT of the car to take him to hospital. He didn’t think to get the mother from the shower, or his Mrs to help.


Lets not forget, the kid to that point had been screaming.

Manslaughter my arse.

The ABC Spin Starts Here

March 10, 2010 — 3 Comments

Why bother?

New Dr Who to make online debut

Australian Doctor Who fans will be able to legally watch new episodes of the sci-fi series online before they air on television.

Date to appear in iView: April 16.

Date first episode airs in the UK: April 4.

Running a VPN or proxy to watch the stream from the BBC website April 5: not illegal at all.

If the ABC was serious about attracting Doctor Who fans, they’d run it on iView April 5.

BBC: Melbourne death causes diplomatic strain

Relations between India and Australia have been put under strain following the death of a three year old Indian boy in Melbourne.

And yet

A 23-year-old Indian national has been charged with manslaughter, due to criminal negligence, over the death of three-year-old Gurshan Singh Channa.

I’ve got nothing against Indian people, but as goes their Government, this isn’t a country we should be trying with any more. This is a country that cries racism even when their own citizens are committing the crimes.

Enough Is Enough

March 7, 2010 — 3 Comments

Despite the Indian Media, local Indian representatives, and even family members calling racism this week, guess what.

The tragic death of the 3 yr old child (and I don’t give a shit what colour his is, he’s 3) came about due to an Indian national in the house.

Yeah, terrible racism again Indian media. And Indian student association head.

Enough is enough.

I don’t doubt that a very small number of attacks here might have been racially motivated. But I’m sick and tired of the whole racist meme, when most attacks weren’t.

And low and behold, like the last murder, the murder was within the Indian community.

Where’s the apologies Indian media. Where’s the apologies Indian community reps on ABC radio who called racism?

Here’s the important thing: he lived in the same house as the kid who died. That kid never disappeared, the guy took him, and I’d hope the others in the house are charged because given the “screaming” there is NO way the rest didn’t know.

Your Tax Dollars At Work

March 6, 2010 — 1 Comment

Love this graphic from the BOM today. “This thunderstorm is very dangerous”…and it’s red as well:

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The Age: Sex story delivers blow to Underbelly

The next series of the hit television show Underbelly may be in doubt after a former King Cross police officer portrayed in the program has threatened to sue for defamation…..

Ms Hatfield’s barrister, Sue Chrysanthou, told the court her client did not know precisely what would be shown in the series but could only assume it would suggest she had a sexual relationship with the Kings Cross identity and nightclub owner John Ibrahim

Yeah, odd that. Given that she admitted under oath to having having spent time with the drug dealer, and that he testified to an affair.

Indeed, if you look back into the archives, the Sydney Morning Herald reported it as fact in 2004

He also had more than his fair share of run-ins with the police. At one stage he was having an affair with a Kings Cross police officer, Wendy Hatfield, who gave another police officer a false name for him when he was pulled over by police for a driving offence

She didn’t sue then, so why now?

Oh, I wonder if it has anything to do with publicity for the series. But no, I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that a former police officer can magically find the money for high priced defamation lawyers 🙂

So you’re stuck in the middle of whoop whoop. Literally. You might be stuck for the night, under dressed, surrounded by scrub and god knows what else. So what do you ask for?

via The Age

As the light was fading, the chopper pilot wouldn’t be able to land but could drop some supplies.

“Beer, water, food and rugs. Especially beer,” quipped the Opposition Leader.

You just can’t imagine Rudd saying anything close.