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Photon
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Being a motor racing fan I couldn't ignore this article:

Motorsport icon opens up about battle with depression after retirement.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-04/motorsport-icon-opens-up-about-battle-with/7477520

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June 4, 2016 at 10:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Photon at June 4, 2016 at 10:36 PM

Being a motor racing fan I couldn't ignore this article:

Motorsport icon opens up about battle with depression after retirement.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-04/motorsport-icon-opens-up-about-battle-with/7477520

Relevance deprivation syndrome I guess. I reckon it happens a lot more than we know about.


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June 4, 2016 at 10:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Rumpole at June 4, 2016 at 10:48 PM

Photon at June 4, 2016 at 10:36 PM

Being a motor racing fan I couldn't ignore this article:

Motorsport icon opens up about battle with depression after retirement.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-04/motorsport-icon-opens-up-about-battle-with/7477520

Relevance deprivation syndrome I guess. I reckon it happens a lot more than we know about.


Often its the people who look the strongest on the outside who are the most vulnerable to depression.

These “strong” people are usually the last to ask for help, to me that's ironic.


It's OK to admit that you are not OK people.  :|

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June 4, 2016 at 11:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at June 4, 2016 at 8:30 PM

And you thought that Star Wars fans like to dress up.   :roll:


In the heart of a Czech forest, close to 1,000 Hobbit fans gathered dressed as their favourite characters to re-enact an epic battle from the classic JRR Tolkien novel.


Participants dressed up as elf archers, goblins, orcs, wargs, or Men of Dale, and battled it out using realistic-looking weapons made of wood and fibreglass.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-05/hobbit-fans-battle-it-out-in-a-czech-forest/7478584

Tolkien would be a proud man if he was alive today. 


I wonder when Whovians will re-enact the 1964 Dalek invasion of Earth?

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June 4, 2016 at 11:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at May 27, 2016 at 4:56 AM

Vivid Sydney 2016: Lights and installations illuminate city as festival launched


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-27/vivid-sydney-2016-lights-up-city-as-festival-launched/7454928

It sort of makes a mockery of Sydney's annual participation in Earth Hour on World Lights Out day.  :/

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June 4, 2016 at 11:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Entish
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I have often wondered about these nights. We have Earth Hour which people are encouraged to turn off lights for one hour? yet there are Vivid Sydney, White Night in Melbourne etc which the cities are lit up all night. Bit contradictory to me. Hope they use low-voltage lights.

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June 5, 2016 at 12:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Tardis001 at June 4, 2016 at 11:53 PM

Photon at June 4, 2016 at 8:30 PM

And you thought that Star Wars fans like to dress up.   :roll:


In the heart of a Czech forest, close to 1,000 Hobbit fans gathered dressed as their favourite characters to re-enact an epic battle from the classic JRR Tolkien novel.


Participants dressed up as elf archers, goblins, orcs, wargs, or Men of Dale, and battled it out using realistic-looking weapons made of wood and fibreglass.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-05/hobbit-fans-battle-it-out-in-a-czech-forest/7478584

Tolkien would be a proud man if he was alive today. 


I wonder when Whovians will re-enact the 1964 Dalek invasion of Earth?

I was thinking about Battle of the Demons Run as featured in A Good Man Goes to War.

Headless Monks etc.  :/  

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June 5, 2016 at 1:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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The latest opinion poll shows both major parties remain locked in a tight race at the halfway mark of the federal election campaign.

The Newspoll published in The Australian newspaper showed support for Labor and the Coalition at 50 per cent two-party preferred.

According to The Australian, the Coalition's primary vote stands at 40 per cent, while Labor's sits at 35 per cent.


That's 75%, meaning 25% of voters going for the Greens or Independents.

Not surprising, but good news in my opinion.   :)


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-06/coalition-and-labor-in-tight-race-newspoll-says/7479686

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June 5, 2016 at 5:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is standing by comments on working mothers that have been labelled sexist and "prehistoric".

 

Mr Shorten made the controversial remarks while speaking about childcare during a media conference yesterday.

"Let's face it, men in Australia rely on the women in Australia to do the child care and to organise child care," he said.


"Where you've got mums working part-time or full-time, it's the second job in the family, and frankly they're doing a lot of the unpaid work.

"They've got to try to work out the childcare bills."


Cabinet Minister and Deputy Nationals Leader Fiona Nash slammed Mr Shorten's position today, saying she was shocked by his choice of words.

"I think Bill Shorten's disgraceful comments yesterday about saying men were having to look to their little women to look after childcare were simply appalling," Senator Nash said.

"This is prehistoric language and I am extremely surprised that Tanya Plibersek and other Labor women haven't come out and condemned Bill Shorten for making those comments."

But Mr Shorten stood by the remarks when questioned today.


Did I miss something what is prehistoric about Shorten's words?

Has Fiona Nash listened to Cory Berndi, now he has a prehistoric attitude.   :/


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-06/bill-shorten-stands-by-comments-on-child-care/7481138

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June 5, 2016 at 10:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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I think Shorten just stated the obvious.


Women do the greater share of child care and it's always been so.


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June 5, 2016 at 10:55 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Another chapter in the book called “ He is more insane than Donald Trump “

The Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has urged the public to join his anti-crime crackdown, offering people huge bounties for killing drug dealers. 


Don’t like your brother in-law or neighbour, accuse them of being drug dealers and shoot them.

How simple can you get ?   :P

 


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-06/philippines-duterte-urges-public-to-kill-criminals/7479608

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June 5, 2016 at 11:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Many of the beachfront homes in Sydney's north — some of them on the verge of collapse after the severe storms — are not likely to be insured against damage from the sea, the Insurance Council of Australia says.


I imagine that Law Firms specialising in Insurance matters will be very busy for the foreseeable future.

And a lot of coastal councils will be asked why they permitted buildings to be constructed so close to the sea.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-07/nsw-storm-cleanup-insurers-may-not-cover-sea-surge-damage/7483720

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June 6, 2016 at 10:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Talk about Cowboy Copper, this dude takes the cake !  :P

Vision released of police officer pulling gun on speeding motorist in outback Queensland.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-06/vision-released-police-officer-pulls-gun-on-motorist-outback-qld/7482950


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June 6, 2016 at 11:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Photon at June 6, 2016 at 11:03 PM

Talk about Cowboy Copper, this dude takes the cake !  :P

Vision released of police officer pulling gun on speeding motorist in outback Queensland.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-06/vision-released-police-officer-pulls-gun-on-motorist-outback-qld/7482950


I can just see another Australian movie coming up - a relenting and frightening pursuit of a family by a rogue policeman while on a road trip in outback Australia.

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June 6, 2016 at 11:12 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at June 6, 2016 at 10:58 PM

Many of the beachfront homes in Sydney's north — some of them on the verge of collapse after the severe storms — are not likely to be insured against damage from the sea, the Insurance Council of Australia says.


I imagine that Law Firms specialising in Insurance matters will be very busy for the foreseeable future.

And a lot of coastal councils will be asked why they permitted buildings to be constructed so close to the sea.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-07/nsw-storm-cleanup-insurers-may-not-cover-sea-surge-damage/7483720

I saw one woman ask that question on the News.  My question would have been why did they want to build so near the water?  Nobody forced them to do so.

June 6, 2016 at 11:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Tasmania floods: Ballooning spiders fleeing soaked ground find refuge in treetops


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-08/tasmania-floods-spiders-use-ballooning-to-escape-rising-water/7493978

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June 8, 2016 at 11:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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That Pork Barrell just keeps rolling on down the road  ............


Barnaby Joyce announces Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority relocating from Canberra to Armidale.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-09/australian-pesticides-and-veterinary-medicines-authority-moving/7497070

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June 9, 2016 at 5:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another police shooting in Sydney.


Three police open fire on a man armed with a knife injuring three bystanders in the process.


Four people have suffered gunshot wounds after police opened fire at a knife-wielding man, who had escaped from a psychiatric facility, outside Westfield shopping centre at Hornsby in Sydney's north.

Key points:

Bystanders injured by either bullets or fragments of bullets, police say

Armed man had escaped from psychiatric facility

An investigation into the incident will be conducted

NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Denis Clifford said all four people were injured when police shot at the armed offender after he allegedly lunged at a female officer with a large carving knife.

"He was wounded several times," Assistant Commissioner Clifford said.

"Unfortunately some bystanders were also injured with either bullet or fragment wounds.

"All up we have four people that have been injured through gunfire, being the person of interest to us and three ladies who I'm told are aged between 60 and 80 years of age. " (whose injuries are of no interest to the police at all.)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-09/four-injured-as-police-shoot-man-hornsby-shopping-centre/7496102

Sounds a bit like a cowboy operation to me.



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June 9, 2016 at 5:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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No small target strategy here …..........


The Federal Opposition will unveil a multi-billion-dollar package of budget savings today, which it says will include some "tough and unpopular" decisions.


No pork barrels either.  :/


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-10/election-labor-to-unveil-tough-and-unpopular-savings-measures/7498400

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June 9, 2016 at 5:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at June 9, 2016 at 5:31 PM

No small target strategy here …..........


The Federal Opposition will unveil a multi-billion-dollar package of budget savings today, which it says will include some "tough and unpopular" decisions.


No pork barrels either.  :/


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-10/election-labor-to-unveil-tough-and-unpopular-savings-measures/7498400

Big scare campaign coming up from the LNP no doubt.
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June 9, 2016 at 5:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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