31 Aug 2012

South Africa uses outdated laws to protect police


Apartheid Laws a handy excuse for politicians and police.


 South African prosecutors on Thursday charged 270 striking miners with murder of 34 co-workers seen being shot dead in a hail of police bullets captured in videos broadcast around the world.
Prosecution have filed papers invoking a measure called "common purpose" seldom used since the dying days of apartheid, arguing the miners were complicit in the killings since they were arrested at the scene with weapons.
"This is bizarre and shocking and represents a flagrant abuse of the criminal justice system in an effort to protect the police and/or politicians,"in the opinion of Pierre de Vos, a law expert at the University of Cape Town.
IS IT RETURNING TO SOUTH AFRICA

30 Aug 2012

GET OUT OF AFGHANISTAN... AUSSIES HAVE HAD ENOUGH!



Five Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, WHY ARE WE STILL THERE!

Five Australian soldiers have been killed in two separate incidents in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, marking one of Australia's darkest days since the Vietnam War.

In a press conference in Canberra this afternoon, acting Chief of the Defence Force Air Marshal Mark Binskin said two Australian soldiers had been killed in a US Black Hawk crash in Afghanistan this morning (Australian time).

Earlier today, the government confirmed three Australian soldiers were killed and two injured in an attack in Afghanistan by someone wearing an Afghan army uniform.

Afghanistan was all about Bin Ladin what in world are we doing there, everyone knows it will revert to its old way once the Taliban return as soon as we leave.


29 Aug 2012

Abbott,O'Farrell and Newman..The Future for workers in Australia.

"Shush...Barry don't be too obvious, now you've given away my plans for Australia's workers".
It's not going to be Work Choices it's going to be "MY CHOICES"
They should not have a say, business knows best!


80,000 NSW public sector workers are set to lose salary benefits and conditions under sweeping cuts to their awards.

The O'Farrell government has applied to the NSW Industrial Commission this week to change 98 awards for public sector workers, including 1000 nurses who assist people with disabilities and those in aged-care facilities.

Clerical staff
Librarians
Parks and gardens staff
School administration assistants
Regulatory inspectors
Legal officers

These are also among those set to lose their entitlement to long-held conditions, including their annual leave loading of 17.5 per cent.

The government also plans to cut penalties for all shift workers and allowances for staff stationed in remote areas.

Then there's some sick leave entitlements, flexible work arrangements and parental leave would also be affected by the changes.

SOUNDS MUCH LIKE A STEP BACK IN TIME
Then again we are talking about Conservatives, these are the folk who long for the past, when changing things for the betterment of the working class was unheard of.

The word profit belonged to the owners and it was never associated with co-operation and sharing responsibility between workers and the owners.

In this century we have learned that co-operation makes bigger profit, yet the Coalition still talk as if they are in the 16th century.

"TIME MACHINE"
STORAGE UNIT
THIS CONTAINS COALITION POLICIES
SHOULD NOT BE OPENED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

28 Aug 2012

Salute to Prince Harry


Soldiers and  take to the internet to support  the prince by doing the naked Las Vegas pose  and their fans join in.
No flags, guns or other military gear, just good fun. 

A Royal Salute from 1st Troop, D Squadron. Military personnel have been showing their support for Prince Harry by posting pictures of themsleves performing nude salutes on the facebook site - 'Support Prince Harry with a naked salute!'

24 Aug 2012

That’s not a bite. HE BIT OF MORE THAN HE COULD CHEW!




That’s not a bite.. 

THIS IS A BITE

Nepalese farmer bitten by cobra exacts revenge


  • Enraged snakebite victim grabs cobra and kills it with his teeth and he survives to tell of the  encounter in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • He admits he was 'mad with anger' when he latched onto the reptile.
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

A Nepalese farmer who was bitten by a venomous snake was so pissed off, he took revenge by sinking his teeth into the reptile and killing it.

Mohamed Salmo Miya was farming near his village southeast of Kathmandu when he encountered the deadly common cobra, said district police chief"A farmer in Bardanga village has killed a white cobra with his teeth out of anger"!!!! would you believe it!
Nepalese farmer survived snakebite after chasing and killing cobra with his teeth


This guy picked on the wrong guy!


Cycling World in Shock..Armstrong gives up on being true blue. Cycling takes huge hit.

Lance Armstrong Today

Lance Armstrong on Thursday night local time dropped any further challenges to USADA's allegations that he took performance-enhancing drugs to win cycling's premier event from 1999 to 2005.

Armstrong case a "heartbreaking" example of a win-at-all costs approach to sports.


Armstrong, who retired last year, declined to enter arbitration - his last option - because he said he was weary of fighting accusations that have dogged him for years. He has consistently pointed to the hundreds of drug tests that he has passed as proof of his innocence.

The federal probe was closed in February, but USADA announced in June it had evidence Armstrong used banned substances and methods - and encouraged their use by teammates.


The agency also said it had blood tests from 2009 and 2010 that were "fully consistent" with blood doping.

Others close to Armstrong were caught up in the charges: Johan Bruyneel, the coach of Armstrong's teams, and three members of the medical staff and a consultant were also charged.

Bruyneel is taking his case to arbitration, while two medical team staffers and consulting doctor Michele Ferrari didn't formally contest the charges and were issued lifetime ban by USADA. Ferrari later said he was innocent.
BENT BICYCLE OR BENT MAN 


21 Aug 2012

SWEARING...Revenue raising or just useless....Have you noticed how common swearing is among THE YOUNG.


The police are in charge of a million-dollar swear jar. In 2011, the states collected a staggering amount in fines for offensive or indecent language.

So, who decides what is offensive? In many states, it's up to police discretion.In New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, police can issue on-the-spot fines for offensive language. And as far as many civil rights groups are concerned, that is part of the problem — the police, who are often the victims of the offence, and also use such language are also the arbiters of it.

A 2010 court case, in which a university student was arrested after calling a police officer a "prick", is a good example.

The police officer clearly deemed that this was offensive. Local Court magistrate Robbie Williams later ruled that "the word prick is of a less derogatory nature than other words and it is in common usage in this country".

In June last year, when the Victorian government announced it would be introducing fines for the use of offensive language in public, hundreds of people took to the street in an official 'FuckWalk'.

From Flinders Street Station to Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne's CBD, the group carried signs that read "Free speech is a fucking lie" and "Free speech, not fine$".

You could say they responded as if this were a new law, brought in by some sort of Big Brother government. In Victoria it has been an offence to swear in public since 1966, the offence just hadn't yet carried a fine.

You only have to put these numbers together to see that NSW police are in charge of a million-dollar swear jar. In 2011, the state revenue collected a staggering $1.23 million in fines for offensive or indecent language.

Victorian $640,000.
As you can see the overall amount across Australia is massive.
 While some people may object to these words, the case for making their use an offence must be weakened considerably by the frequency of their appearance in popular songs, television programs, novels, radio and even in public discourse, do we do anything about this no.
DO  I LIKE SO MUCH SWEARING 
NO....CAN WE STOP IT, YES.
HOW, TEACH THE KIDS
SOME MANNERS!




So, how much does it actually cost to be offensive?

WHY NOT BE BLUE...IT PAYS TO BE BLUE

THIS GIVES THE BLUES ANOTHER MEANING

This is the story of a Spanish Village that Voted itself Blue and became "Smurftown."

For hundreds of years the smart houses of the tiny pueblo of Júzcar, near Malaga in the Spanish province of Andalusia, were whitewashed. There was nothing particularly remarkable about the village of 220 souls and it attracted just a few hundred tourists each year.

Then in the spring of 2011, executives from Sony Pictures turned up. They were looking for one of the White Towns of Andalusia to be painted blue.

At first the villagers were incredulous but the executives maintained that the publicity stunt, created to mark the opening of The Smurfs movie (Los Pitufos in Spanish) would make the village stand out. Just a little.

The villagers had little to lose and a wad of Sony’s cash to gain, so they held a meeting and voted unanimously to agree to Sony’s colorful request. After all, it was only for a short time and Sony promised to paint all the houses back to their original color. 1,100 gallons of vivid blue paint later, Júzcar became Smurftown. 
In the six months that the village had represented Smurftown, it had seen something of an increase in tourists visiting Júzcar. In fact, from the trickle of a few hundred in a year the village had received over 80,000 people in six months.

So guess what, another vote was taken and they decided to remain blue and it is paying of in a big way!
YIPPEE! SMURF TOWN IS HERE TO STAY HOORAY!

HEALTHY ADVERTISING....You better believe it! These are real...Oh for the good old days.


WOW WERE'NT THESE OLD ADDS GREAT!




PHILLS DILLER.........THE END........SAD......REMEMBER THESE!


  1. Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?

  2. You know you're old if your walker has an airbag.

  3. My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast. Turned out to be a trick knee.

  4. We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.

  5. I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them.

  6. Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age - as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.

  7. Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.

  8. The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.

  9. Tranquilizers work only if you follow the advice on the bottle - keep away from children.

  10. Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed.

  11. Best way to get rid of kitchen odors: Eat out.

  12. There's so little money in my bank account, my scenic location shows a ghetto.

  13. Burt Reynolds once asked me out. I was in his room.

  14. Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the footpath before it stops snowing.

  15. My photographs don't do me justice - they just look like me.

  16. I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive. My boyfriend lives forty miles away.

  17. It's a good thing that beauty is only skin deep, or I'd be rotten to the core.

  18. I asked the waiter, 'Is this milk fresh?' He said, 'Lady, three hours ago it was grass.'

  19. You know you're old if they have discontinued your blood type.

  20. I buried a lot of my ironing in the back yard.

  21. My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.

  22. I'm eighteen years behind in my ironing.

  23. I've been asked to say a couple of words about my husband, Fang. How about short and cheap?

  24. If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like.

  25. Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.

  26. His finest hour lasted a minute and a half.

  27. My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.

  28. Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.

  29. Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.

  30. A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

  31. The real reason your professor tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing at you.

  32. There's a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe swelling. So what's the problem?

  33. Aim high, and you won't shoot your foot off.

  34. What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.

  35. A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once. 

20 Aug 2012

AUSTRALIAN MISERY


WHY ARE AUSTRALIANS SO PESSIMISTIC WHEN THE COUNTRY IS IN SUCH A GOOD POSITION FINANCIALY AND IS SUCH A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE.

Countries all around the world cannot understand
why we aren't happier.
I'M ABOUT TO TELL YOU

The pessimism shown by the Coalition on every subject has infected the electorate with a virus that is all pervading.(Keep the people frightened is the motto)

The dollar is high which causes minor problems but our exports of natural resources is at an all time high and farm exports are set to take off this year and unemployment is at record low levels.

None of these things are even mentioned by the Coalition(particularly in a positive sense)all they ever do tell us is how bad things are and how bad things are about to happen to us all.

These same people will claim if they win government at the next election that the great trade figures and low unemployment is of their making, they will not acknowledge that this country is going through a boom and no matter who is in power we will do well.

Suddenly they will tell us how lucky we are and that we live in a lucky country, and guess what, pessimism will be replaced by optimism.

This will prove only one thing, that the Coalition likes to keep the electorate frightened because they can manipulated the electorate easier(it worked before, children overboard).
Once in power they will show us the smiling face once more.

This is where we are now, parliament has turned into a child care centre, the behaviour  of politicians on both sides has turned in nothing but vitriol. Debate doesn't even take place any more and we are paying these people....for what?

They are like pigs in a trough fighting for every last bit of food....power is their prize and they don't care what it takes to get it, even if it means creating unwarranted fear in peoples lives.

Yes I have become biased, I can't help it, to change my attitude all the Coalition has to do is stop saying no to everything and start showing us what a Coalition can do really do instead.

NO WONDER POLITICIANS ARE HELD IN SUCH UTTER CONTEMPT

IN THIS CHOIR
THEY ALL SPEAK AT THE SAME TIME
BUT
THEY JUST DON'T HEAR ONE ANOTHER ANY MORE


I CAME I SAW AND DECIDED....LETS DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!


ALEXANDER DOWNER
HAS MAJOR MEMORY LOSS OVER ASYLUM SEEKERS

Alexander Downer seems to have selective memory loss about the length of time assylum seekers spent in detention under the Howard government.
Here's what he said yesterday:


Mr Downer declared yesterday that he was "uncomfortable" at the prospect of indefinite detention on Nauru.
"Why would they want to keep them there for years on end?" he asked. "We processed offshore but there was no deliberate attempt to slow the process down.
"I can't see why it would take years on end.
Why don't politicians of all colours just tell us the bleeding obvious, this agreement just reached between the major parties is the same as the Howard plan with a small twist Manus island.
So lets be honest, that's what it is, so get used to it people!

CANBERRA'S STAR WARS

YES THE YOUNG FELLOW BELOW
IS FROM THE DARK SIDE
ONE OF MY DISCIPLE'S
(And and a member of the Dark Coalition who intend capture this space ship)
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WE THE BABY CHEWBACCA'S
KNOW THAT THE SOUTH SIDE
IS THE BRIGHT SIDE 
AND WE WON'T LET YOU TAKE OUR SHIP!
 
WHEN WE GROW UP WE'RE GOING
TO
KICK ASS!

16 Aug 2012

TO PEE OR NOT TO PEE...NO LONGER A PROBLEM IN GERMANY

Photo: Adamus Group GmbH


Pocket urinals hit the streets of Cologne

Published: 15 Aug 12 08:00 CET
Wee-splattered paving stones and smelly park corners could soon be a thing of the past in the proud, ancient city of Cologne, where a German company has begun marketing its "pocket urinal."
The disposable single-use urinal has been developed to answer the call of nature when public conveniences are, well, inconvenient.
The Adamus weighs just 26 grammes and can be folded into a handy 13x10cm rectangle for today's people on the go. It holds up to three-quarters of a litre of liquid. 

The Adamus for Men get a hole, six centimetres in diameter, through which to direct their golden streams of waste fluid, while the lucky ladies get an extra funnel attachment, coloured pink and catchily named "Pippi Lissi." 

Once filled, the pocket toilet is designed to be sealed and thrown into a bin without spillage. "I can even turn it upside down and none falls out," said Adamus marketing director Karsten Nordhausen.
It is believed that seeing people with crossed legs trying to walk will be a thing of the past just by the invention of this wee thing.

The bags, which cost €1.49 for a single or €129 for a 100-pack, contain super-absorbent polymer crystals, which can absorb "1,000 times their own volume in liquid," according to Nordhausen. These crystals then turn the liquid into an odour-free gel within 20-30 seconds.

But he offered a word of warning about the urinal's capacity. "Three-quarters of a litre is plenty for everyday use," he said. "But some people with, shall we say, trained beer bladders might need to be careful."
IF YOU NEED A WEE STOP.... WHERE? 
DOES IT MAKE YOU INVISIBLE?

15 Aug 2012

Honor Michael Phelps. This is no joke...It should be!.. Subway Releases Pool-Water-Soaked Sandwiches



Honour Michael Phelps' Retirement eat this sandwich if you can!

AUGUST 12, 2012 | ISSUE 48•33 
Subway officials announced Friday that for a limited time all sandwiches on their menu would be drenched in chlorinated pool water to celebrate the historic swimming career of U.S. Olympian Michael Phelps.
"We thought the only way to honor Michael was to let his fans enjoy Subway sandwiches the way he eats them—completely sopping wet after swimming laps," said Subway president Fred DeLuca.
The water at all locations would be sourced locally from public pools. "Your heart is going to swell with American pride for Michael's amazing accomplishments every time you sink your teeth into a soggy Italian B.M.T. or a chlorine-flavored Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki." 
In recognition of Phelps' record 22 Olympic medals, DeLuca confirmed that the chain is only charging customers 22 cents for a second dunking of their sandwich in pool water.I personally don't think there many people coming back for seconds.
Only in America..........................Were else hey!

.

TAKE WHATEVER SMELLS GOOD....Grass or anything that smells good.


IF THIS GUY HAD HALF A BRIAN IT WOULD BE LONELY 
Pennsylvania man is accused of stealing a small bag of marijuana held as evidence because he allegedly couldn't resist the drug's aroma.
Authorities say that 27-year-old David Allan Thompson of Charleroi stopped at a police station Saturday night to offer police some unspecified information.
Police tell the Observer-Reporternewspaper that Thompson apparently stole the drugs while an officer was logging them into evidence after police had seized them that night.
Police confronted Thompson outside the station. They say handed over the drugs and confessed, saying, "I just couldn't help myself. That stuff smelled so good."
So beware ladies if you smell to good to be true somebody might not be able to resist you.
If they're as smart as this guy whose obviously short of something upstairs, I suggest expensive perfume is a no no.....
In the future husbands could be thankful, this guys antics may save husbands much hard earned cash. 
IF YOU LOOK GOOD AND SMELL GOOD BEWARE!

THIS GUY'S FACE CAN'T BE HIS.....Why because he doesn't own it!


I COULD NOT BELIEVE THIS STORY
What is the world coming to!

Pavarotti lookalike refused bank card because his face has been copyrighted.

Will the real Pavarotti please stand up?
Colin Miller has been working as a double for Pavarotti for more than 20 years but he was stunned that his bank card application was rejected just because he resembles the singer.

He said: “I spoke to the staff at my bank who said they didn’t know why I was refused and could only assume it is because of who I look like.

“But I can’t help who I look like. I don’t try to look like Pavarotti, I have had no cosmetic surgery and I don’t try to do things to myself to look like him. I am being penalised for looking how I do."

The card was refused due to the copyright on Pavarotti's face

14 Aug 2012

Australia----- DON'T FOLLOW THE UK DOWN THIS PATH--GOLD IS NOT WORTH IT!

CONGRATULATIONS TO UK!
HAS IT CHANGED WHAT BEING BRITISH MEANS?

Should Australia follow the UK's lead, spend more money and turn sport into just another business with bonuses for coaches and athletes who perform for the shareholders and the sack for those that don't "perform".
If this is to be the future, what of the up and coming coaches and athletes, no problem, no perform no future?

I may be a little old fashioned, this not a great model, guaranteed funding levels long term and professional management is the key.
Rewards for top performers are many and there are many private businesses who line up to use their images to sell their products.



Since the Beijing Games the UK has spent about $40 million each for cycling, rowing, sailing, swimming and track and field, nearly $25 million for field hockey and about $20 million for equestrian — goes toward improving sporting facilities and paying a salary to top competitors.
The program has been condemned by its critics and among die-hard traditionalists, as alien to Britain’s sporting traditions, deeply rooted until recent decades in the concept of to compete at your best is the main thing.
It has been no accident that many subsidized athletes who have been targeted as medal winners and failed to win medals or qualify for finals have in post-event TV interviews, been in tears, to apologize profusely to “everybody in the country including their own sport” for letting them down. Apparently their sport will have funds cut because of their so called failure.
Carl Hester, 45, who is considered the architect of Britain’s success in the equestrian dressage described his first Olympics, at Barcelona in 1992. “We had team T-shirts with a phrase on the back of them that was something like:
‘Winning’s not everything. Taking part is.’
Can you imagine having that on the track suits now? It was something about us British he said (not any more it seems!) 

13 Aug 2012

OLYMPIC WARNING....Replay of Olympic closing could be irritating to the ears!

SAFETY WARNING
THE AUDIO SHOULD HAVE BEEN BLOCKED
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


Eddie McGuire and Leila McKinnon speak and speak............... and droned on as if they were there to listen to their own voices, never mind the musical performances or anything else.
Never mind One Direction this pair only went in one direction and it was painful much like diarrhea in many ways.
I wonder if Eddie Maguire and Leila realises we aren't watching just to listen to their commentary? Leila McKinnon and Eddie McGuire are no doubt in line for a medal because they are untouchable, their ability to carry on for such a long time rivals the ability of athletes that run in the marathon.
The rest of the coverage was pretty good
....................AND THEN..........OH......WHAT A YAWN!

OLYMPICS.....JUST HOW MUCH DID VOGUE PAY TO RUIN THE CLOSING CEREMONY

WHAT NEXT?
Vogue at the Olympics
Quite the spectacle: Great Britain's most famous supermodels take to the stage in front of the 80,000-strong stadium crowd.
Striding to glam rock - in the form of David Bowie's Fashion, no less - the nine-strong team delivered a dose of high-octane gloss to the proceedings and took the Midas-touched gold bounty theme to the extreme, wearing gowns shimmering with the metallic hue of gold, gold and more gold.

The body image issues that are so closely tied to the so-called glamorous world of modelling are a world away from the healthy athletic role-models seen over the past fortnight in London.

 A GREAT CLOSING AND A BRILLIANT OLYMPICS
WAS TRASHED


What a





10 Aug 2012

POLICE COULDN'T IGNORE THE ADDRESS

Irony: In retrospect, perhaps the address should have raised suspicions...


What's in a name? Police uncover huge cannabis factory in farmhouse in Pot House Lane

By REBECCA SEALES

The height of the grass wasn't the give away, it was just the address, you stupid boy.

The police should have read the signs, after a cannabis factory was discovered at a farmhouse in Pot House Lane, Lancashire. 
Around 200 plants with lighting and cultivation equipment were seized from an upstairs bedroom of the property in Oswaldtwistle.


Cannabis factory: This unassuming farmhouse on Pot House Lane turned out to contain £80,000 worth of cannabis
Cannabis factory: This unassuming farmhouse on Pot House Lane turned out to contain £80,000 worth of cannabis



6 Aug 2012

WAKE UP AUSTRALIA..STOP WHINGING..OUR PEOPLE ARE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB We are starting to sound like pommies!

and
Our Athletes

One of the best in the world
Twelve of Second best in the world
Seven of third best in the world
WHAT MORE DO WE WANT
(There's only 20 million of us)

STOP KNOCKING OUR OLYMPIANS

Long Jump

SilverMitchell Watt Second best in the world
Canoe Slalom

K1SilverJessica Fox  Second best in the world
Cycling - Track


Team PursuitSilver
Men Second best in the world


Team SprintBronze
Women Third best in the world
Rowing


Single ScullsBronze
Women  Third best in the world


FourSilver 
Men Second best in the world 


Double ScullsSilver
Women Second best in the world 

Quadruple ScullsBronze
Men Third best in the world


PairsSilver
Women Second best in the world
Swimming


4 x 100m Medley RelayBronze 
Men Third best in the world


4 x 100m Medley RelaySilver
Women Second best in the world Australia )

4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Silver
Women Second best in the world Australia 


100m Freestyle Silver
Men James Magnussen Second best in the world  


200m Individual Medley Silver
Alicia Coutts  Second best in the world  


200m Freestyle Bronze 
Bronte Barratt Third best in the world   


100m Backstroke Silver
Emily Seebohm  Second best in the world  


100m Breaststroke Silver
Men Christian Sprenger  Second best in the world  


100m Butterfly Bronze
Alicia Coutts  Third best in the world


4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Gold
Women Best in the world 
Triathlon


Olympic Distance Bronze
Erin Densham Third best in the world  

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