top British Foreign Secretary on Surveillance Worries: '"Law Abiding Citizens Have Nothing To Fear"
Well, just search for it - took me 5 secs.
Green Lantern Writer To Pen Blade Runner Sequel
Under-population was a theme of the book - in the movie over-population featured. I believe parent is referring to the movie.
top 27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting
How is this even remotely insightful?
Whilst I don't believe there are pat answers for the debate, comparing fatalities in
school shootings with the totality of deaths in relation to lightening strikes, shark attacks, international or domestic terrorism, or just about any other death total within the United States, is just plain disingenuous.
Either compare those figures with the total deaths in relation to ALL shootings in the US, or start partialing out the number of deaths by lightening in school specific strikes, acts of international or domestic terrorism at school sites, or the number of times someone got munched by a shark in the school swimming pool or on a class day trip to the local water body.
Your comparative basis is fundamentally flawed.
about a year and a half ago
top Is Australia's CSIRO a Patent Troll?
This exact topic has already been extensively covered here:
and even here:
top UK Home Secretary Bans US Martial Arts Expert
No, it's the even more deadly LLAP-Goch!
top UK Home Secretary Bans US Martial Arts Expert
...in the deadly art of Llop-Gach per chance?
top Hollywood Accounting — How Harry Potter Loses Money
Prowse was also in
'A Clockwork Orange', the seminal 1971 film, as 'Julian', the bodyguard to subversive writer F. Alexander (played by Patrick Magee). He was chosen for the role due to his physical prowess (he was a past weight lifting champion) - the role required him to lift Magee in a wheelchair and carry him down stairs, as well as look physically intimidating I guess.
top Australia Gets Its First Female Prime Minister
Given that Australia follows the Westminster system, and our government is a representative one (i.e. we all vote to choose our own electorate's representatives), then no Prime Minister is 'voted in' directly by us (well, unless you live in his electorate). The party with superior numbers in the Legislative Assembly has a leader it elects, and that party is invited by the Governor-General to form government. If the party elects a new leader, then they by definition are the elected Prime Minister.
And if you're suggesting that K. Rudd was any less beholden to the 'big, bad Unions' than J.Gillard, and secured his leadership solely with the aid of non-union aligned factions and a bit of magic pixie dust...
It's like complaining a vote for Liberal is a really vote for Corporate Swill-meisters: the power bases of the major political parties have been pretty much as is for all eternity.
I didn't vote for K. Rudd either, but all the best to Ms Gillard. Just please Julia, dump that dead arse Conroy and whatever wheelbarrow he pushes, tell Fielding to stick his poison apple support, and get on with the job.
top Australian Police To Investigate Google Over Wi-Fi Scanning
Exactly right. This is Conroy chucking a hissy fit, attempting a vindictive and conceited payback for Google's accurate commentary re: his pet 'Filter OZ' project, and trying to leverage what remains of his crippled credibility to boost the same. The guy is so adolescent it's laughable. Please Conroy - just fuck off and die: that's seriously the best advice I can offer you.
top Girl Claims Price Scanner Gave Her Tourette's Syndrome
You looked it up on IMDB - and you still spelt it wrong? It's 'Andromeda'.
top Aussie Film Industry Appeals ISP Copyright Case
Hey, thanks! The single most interesting and informative post thus far.
top Use Open Source? Then You're a Pirate!
The last words of Joseph of Aramathea are instructive here:
"He who is valorous and pure of heart may find the Holy Grail in the
top Possible Meteorite Leaves a Crater In Latvia
They can BILL me!
top Bike Projector Makes Lane For Rider
I too am from Australia, and as a cyclist I've already coughed up: besides riding a bike I have two cars and a motorbike on which I pay all relevant taxes. I do more kilometres per year on my bikes than the powered vehicles combined (tho' they do around 5000km per year all up), so not only am I subsidizing driver's fat arses thru' my tax and fuel levies, I'm causing less wear and tear on the roads, not taking up your precious car park spaces, and spending less time twiddling my thumbs burning juice whilst going nowhere.
The vast majority of cyclists I know who ride chiefly on the road (and I've known quite a few having been a cyclist for some 35 years) own and use motor vehicles, so give that rotting carcass of an argument up. What apparently sticks in your gullet is that cyclists are LEGAL road users who unbelievably may at times exercise some road position to protect themselves, and in so doing add 10 seconds to your journey. And don't give me that 'cyclists are a law unto themselves' crap - get out there on a bike and see how many boofheads in cars routinely make up their own rules as they go along. You'll get no argument from me that there's definitely wankers in both camps, but I've never been run off the road by a wanker on a bike who thought it was a great laugh to buzz me, or had some deadshit on a bike hurl a half full beer can at me as he passed going the other way.
top Church of Scientology On Trial In France
as "a child who had to go to church", parent has a good chance of having being filled with something else...
top Did Bat Hitch a Ride To Space On Discovery?
Not vertically skywards from a standing start it isn't...Seriously.
Halo 3 Criticized In Murder Conviction
Don't forget "Taking The Bras Off The Debutantes" -
Upper Class Twit of the Year.
top Visitors To US Now Required To Register Online
Agree with the rest of your comments at 2,3 and 4 but your comment at 1 makes no sense.
It's a new procedure for the Visa Waiver program. You didn't have to go thru' "the hassle of getting a Visa" if you are from a country that is approved under this Program - you just filled in a green form in-flight before arriving in the US (just like I did in 2007 and 2008). Now, you are being required to complete an online form 72 hours prior to travelling to the US, which IS a new and slightly more onerous task than just completing the form in-flight.
top Flying Car Ready To Take Off
threw ..."??? Ditto to you my man.
top Telstra Kicked Out of $15bn Broadband Project
FFS, get back to work Sol...
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