Archive for January, 2010
They used to say that fusion energy was always “30 years away”. Now there seems to have been a breakthrough that may bring that future date much closer.
Posted: 31 January, 2010 in environment, History, Science, values.
Tags: bbc, deuterium, environment, fusion, fusion power, hohlraum, laser, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, National Ignition Facility, NiF, nuclear power, plasma, pollution, reactor, Science, technology, tritium
What has Astraya got to do with the 2010 America’s Cup challenge? A lot! Australian technology and Australian pilots could mean the difference in the outcome.
Posted: 30 January, 2010 in Australian Values, Computing, environment, Science, Sport, values.
Tags: adrenalin, Adventure, airescape, Alinghi, Alinghi 5, America's Cup, australia, Australian Values, BMW Oracle, Computing, escapade, flight training, flying, GPS, iPod, Iridium, learn to fly, microlight, Oracle, sailing, Sport, technology, telemetry, trike, weather, yachting
Less than two weeks after converging upon the site of a devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake, American anthropologists have confirmed the discovery of a small, poverty-stricken island nation, known to its inhabitants as “Haiti.”
Posted: 29 January, 2010 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, Education, History, Life, Literature, Media, politics and government, Racism, Sex, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: Australian Values, author, Catcher In the Rye, civilisation, comedy, crime show, Dominican Republic, earthquake, global values, government, Haiti, Hispaniola, humor, humour, J D Salinger, literary values, Literature, Media, phonies, politics, Racism, Sex, sex crimes, television, unknown civilization, values, Video
117 Russians in Hospital After Drinking Holy Water
How exciting is it! The fourth anniversary (of the famous Strayan Cultural Respect Seminar first held at Cronulla Beach, a famous sewer near Sydney! Oi! Oi! Oi!
Posted: 25 January, 2010 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, Immigration, politics and government, Racism, Religion, values.
Tags: Aussie values, australia, Australia Day, Australian Citizenship, Australian Values, barbecue, Barry Humphreys, BBQ, Boob, Bradman, Brighton le Sands, Cathy Freeman, citizenship, cricket, Cronulla, Culture, Dean Jones, great aussie bloke, jingo day, jingoism, lamington, patriotism, pavlova, pom, pommie, skinhead, Straya, values, vegemite
I have no quarrel with individuals who have faith. But damned if I’m going to have the battles won by the Enlightenment abdicated by a new Dark Ages.
Posted: 25 January, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, History, Iraq, Life, politics and government, Religion, Science, Sex, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: atheism, Australian Politics, Dark Ages, Enlightenment, government, Iraq, non-believer, philosophy, Religion, religious values, Stephen Fry, unbeliever, US Politics, values, Vietnam
If you want to make a donation for Haitians and are a non-believer the Richard Dawkins Foundation has set up a facility to donate to non-religious relief organizations.
Posted: 17 January, 2010 in Australian Values, Life, Medicine, Religion, Science, values.
Tags: aid, atheist, disaster, disaster relief, earthquake, free thinker, Haiti, Medecins sans Frontieres, natural disaster, non-religious, red cross, sceptic, skeptic
Hilarious cat who loves boxes
…how god came up with beer and boobs… if the Bible is literally true… just a test from a bored god…
Posted: 13 January, 2010 in comedy/humour, Literature, Religion, Sex, values, Video.
Tags: abraham, american religious values, Australian religious values, beer, bible, biblical values, chaser, comedy, God, human sacrifice, humor, humour, Isaac, men, mr deity, Religion, religious values, values, Video, women, youtube
The Jews’ covenant with god is up for renewal, says Doyle Redland, Onion Radio News
Posted: 12 January, 2010 in audio, comedy/humour, History, Media, Religion, values.
Tags: comedy, covenant, God, humor, humour, Onion News, Onion Radio News, religious values, The Onion, values
James A. Fitzpatrick on Copenhagen in 1937 and “the manners and customs of a people who have contributed much to the stability and progress of the white race”
Posted: 11 January, 2010 in Australian Politics, Economics, environment, History, Life, movies, politics and government, Racism, Science, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: and so we say farewell, as the sun sinks slowly in the west, change, climate, Copenhagen, documentary, fraud, global politics, global warming, James A. Fitzpatrick, oil, oil industry, oil lobby, political correctness, politics, Racism, Science, science values, tobacco, tobacco industry, tobacco lobby, travel, Travel talks, Traveltalks, values, weather
Something perfect and so pure that the hair rises on the back of your neck and tears come to your eyes. Kathleen Kim as Olympia in The Met’s “Tales of Hoffman”
Posted: 10 January, 2010 in Art, audio, music, values, Video.
Tags: cultural values, kathleen kim, met, metropolitan, metropolitan opera, music, Offenbach, Olympia, opera, opera star, singing, soprano, Tales of Hoffman, values, Video, what makes life perfect
Horo is tho Nows Road By Ronnio Barkor
Posted: 10 January, 2010 in comedy/humour, Media, Video.
Tags: bbc, BBC Comedy, british comedy, british humour, comedy, humor, humour, news reader, newsreader, Ronnie Barker, television, Television news, tv, tv comedy, Two Ronnies, Video, youtube
Oops! California TV studio’s reality-show bus crashes causing major Slut Spill. The Onion does it again.
Posted: 9 January, 2010 in comedy/humour, Culture, Media, Sex, values, Video.
Tags: breasts, bus crash, California, car crash, comedy, comedy values, crash, highway, humor, humour, Onion News, Onion News Network, Onion TV, Onion video, ONN, overturned bus, prang, reality show, reality television, road, Sex, sluts, smash, television, The Onion, tv, values, VH1
The situation in Palestine now inexorably drives and inflames global politics. 9/11, Afghanistan, the rise of islamic fundamentalism all feed from this one trough. Not any amount of cosmetic or diplomatic pretense, no “negotiated compromise”, no artificial “roadmap to peace” will make any difference at all.
Posted: 8 January, 2010 in comedy/humour, History, Iran, Iraq, Life, Literature, Racism, Religion, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: Bertrand Russell, bible, christianity, exodus, intelligence, Islam, israel, life of brian, monty python, palestine, philosophical values, philosophy, Religion, religious values, Russell, stupidity, values, Video