Posted By: Charles @ Yesterday at 01:23 pm in FAKE NEWS
This "Fake News" section immediately came to mind when I was listening to the chorus of the song "Beat(en) Generation" by The The.
"The beaten generation The beaten generation Reared on a diet of prejudice and mis-information The beaten generation The beaten generation Open your eyes, open your imagination"
The The was essentially Matt Johnson and various session musicians. I thought this song would be viewed by a wider audience, rather than having it the music section.
I think the title is a clever play on the Beat Generation of the '50s which, in turn, led to the hippie and counterculture movements of the '60s. The lyrics appear to be mourning a generation lost and are as relevant today as they were when the song was recorded in the '80s.
Here is the song:
Pakistan Suicide Bombing
Posted By: Flin @ Yesterday at 11:38 am in Asia / Pacific
Death Toll in Pakistan Suicide Bombing Rises to 128
SLAMABAD, Pakistan — The death toll in a suicide bombing that targeted an election campaign event in southwestern Pakistan rose to 128 on Saturday, the deadliest terror attack in the country this year.
The attack, which took place on Friday in the restive province of Baluchistan, has renewed concerns that violence could disrupt national elections scheduled for July 25.
Pakistan is preparing for its second democratic transition after military rule, but a number of terrorist attacks targeting candidates and a growing sense of political unrest and turmoil threaten to undermine the credibility of the election.
Four such assaults have struck in the past week alone, with two candidates among ... [more]
Posted By: Flin @ Jul 15 2018, 09:17 AM in Health & Medicine
My Health Record: Your questions answered on cybersecurity, police and privacy
Every Australian will soon have a My Health Record — an online summary of their health information — unless they opt out over the next three months.
From Monday, Australians will have until October 15 to tell the Government they don't want one. Otherwise, a record will automatically be created.
The project aims to give patients and doctors access to timely medical information — test results, referral letters and organ donation information, for starters — but there are concerns about the safety of some of our most personal, sensitive data.
We asked for your questions about the project on social media, and they ranged from police access to the platform's cybersecurity.
Posted By: Flin @ Jul 14 2018, 08:29 AM in FAKE NEWS
Donald Trump denies criticising Theresa May, dismissing UK newspaper report as 'fake news'
US President Donald Trump insists that he did not criticise British Prime Minister Theresa May during an interview this week with The Sun newspaper in which he questioned the UK leader's handling of Brexit.
"It's called fake news," Mr Trump declared.
During a joint news conference with Ms May, Mr Trump said he had "a lot of respect for the Prime Minister".
The President said the newspaper didn't include the "tremendous things" he said about Ms May in the interview.
"Unfortunately, there was a story that was done which was generally fine but it didn't put in what I said about the Prime Minister and I said a tremen ... [more]
Posted By: Flin @ Jul 13 2018, 09:37 AM in " Car News & Reviews"
Secret documents reveal true extent of mechanical faults with some of Australia’s top-selling utes
Toyota dealers are also trying to repair faulty drive shafts — if customers complain — on the first visit by machining them. If the transmission thump continues, HiLux owners will get a new “rear propeller shaft slide joint”, but only on the second visit back to the dealer.
In a statement to News Corp, Toyota Australia apologised for the inconvenience to affected customers and confirmed the above technical issues are being addressed.
The company urged owners who encounter these faults to “immediately contact their nearest dealer, who will investigate further and provide support and transport assistance as required”.
The Ford Ranger — the second best-seller behind the H ... [more]
Posted By: Charles @ Jul 11 2018, 04:39 PM in Good News Stories
Win for the Carters' Castle: Planning Minister tells local council it's dreaming in bid to throw family off land
By Lauren Day
The Carters' Castle: One family's decade-long fight to keep its own slice of serenity
A family whose plight was likened to that of the Kerrigans in Australian movie The Castle have won a battle to keep their land.
Five generations of the Carter family have lived at Marong, near Bendigo, for around 100 years, but for more than a decade they've been fighting the local council's attempts to compulsorily acquire 313 hectares of it to create a business park.
Earlier this year, the City of Greater Bendigo voted six to two i ... [more]
Posted By: Charles @ Jul 11 2018, 03:20 PM in Australian Football League
The last of the Thursday night fixtures meaning from now on we can wait until the "ins" and "outs" are announced before making our tips for the weekend games.
There are a couple of tough games that could go either way this week.
Thursday July 12th:
Adelaide v Geelong: The Crows are a shadow of the 2017 team and have been plagued by injuries and inconsistency. They will be buoyed by the signing of Sloane and will be playing for pride (and a slim finals chance) at home against a solid Cats outfit. This could be very close. GEELONGLOSS
Friday July 13th:
Saint Kilda v Carlton: Friday nights were supposed to be blockbusters but the Saints have slashed admission prices to attract spec ... [more]
Posted By: Bear @ Jul 7 2018, 06:36 PM in Australian - Latest Political Stories
Malcolm Turnbull's and Bill Shorten's porkbarrelling hits $300m in key seats.
Malcolm Turnbull with LNP candidate Trevor Ruthenberg pledged $10 million for a sawmill in Longman.
Bill Shorten's desperation to ward off threats to his leadership by holding Braddon and Longman at the super Saturday byelections has seen Labor unleash a torrent of campaign promises worth $215 million to win over fickle voters in key marginal seats.more]
Posted By: Charles @ Jul 5 2018, 10:16 AM in Asia / Pacific
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh to deploy thousands of police to refugee camps to improve safety
Photo: 19 people have been killed in the crowded camps since August last year. (AP: Manish Swarup)
Bangladesh is deploying thousands of extra police to Rohingya refugee camps in the south, officials said, after a series of mostly unexplained killings that have sown fear among hundreds of thousands of people who have fled from neighbouring Myanmar.
Since August, when a military crackdown in Myanmar forced many of the Muslim minority to cross the border into Bangladesh and seek shelter in the crowded camps, 19 people, some of them community leaders, have been killed.
Police have made a number of arrests in connection with some of the ki ... [more]
Posted By: Pool @ Jul 4 2018, 08:02 AM in Environmental Issues
Australia and Electric Cars
I saw a article in The Australian about electric cars and how in 50 years they will take over. So I got to thinking well that would be a lot of reorganizing.
Reading up on electric cars, it seams the biggest advantage is that the owners unless going on a big trip , never have to goto a gas station again, just drive for the day then plug in at home and recharge the vehicle at night. Tesla have about 600km's of range So most recharging will be at night and at off peak hours , solar panels wont work well there. So I googled and worked this out
Leyonhjelm denied he had engaged in "slut-shaming"
Posted By: Bear @ Jul 3 2018, 07:25 PM in Australian - Latest Political Stories
Unapologetic Leyonhjelm lashes out at Turnbull and media over Hanson-Young slurs.
Senator Leyonhjelm refused to apologise for his remarks about Senator Hanson-Young.Photos: Getty.
An unapologetic David Leyonhjelm has lashed out at the Prime Minister and the media as he refuses to back down in the face of overwhelming condemnation over his remarks about fellow senator Sarah Hanson-Young.
The week-long controversy, which began when Senator Leyonhjelm told Senator Hanson-Young to "stop shagging men" during a debate about violence against women, has brought the Parliament's reputation into disrepute amid claims of long-running "slut-shaming".
Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer added her voice to the calls for Senator Leyonhjelm to a ... [more]
Posted By: Flin @ Jul 3 2018, 06:42 AM in Australian National News
Thai soccer team found alive in cave nine days after they went missing, focus now on rescue
Video provided by a Thai Navy Seal shows the boys and their soccer coach when rescuers found them inside the cave complex.
Twelve boys and their assistant soccer coach have been found alive by rescuers inside a Thai cave complex nine days after they went missing, Chiang Rai province's governor announced.
The boys, aged between 11 and 16, went missing with the 25-year-old coach after soccer practice on June 23 after they set out to explore the Tham Luang cave complex in Chiang Rai, the largest northernmost city in Thailand.
A massive international rescue effort has been underway since, with res ... [more]
Tasmanian voters' details, including addresses and emails, stolen in Typeform data breach.
The personal information of thousands of Tasmanians has been leaked, the Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) says.
TEC was yesterday told by the Spanish company Typeform that an unknown third party had accessed its servers and downloaded information.
Tasmanian Electoral Commissioner Andrew Hawkey said the electors were those who had applied for express votes at the recent state and Upper House elections.
"We've been informed that it includes the name, date of birth, email address and enrolment address of all the electors that applied for an express vote at the 2018 Legislative Council and state elections," he said.
Posted By: Bear @ Jul 1 2018, 06:39 PM in Australian - Latest Political Stories
Pay rise for politicians as penalty rates trimmed further in hospitality and retail
ACTU says the personal income-tax cuts will not be enough to offset the drop in earnings for many workers.
The annual base salary of a federal backbencher will increase from $203,000 to $207,000 from 1 July.
Australia’s federal politicians, senior public servants, and members of the judiciary will enjoy a 2% pay rise on Sunday, while hospitality and retail workers will see their penalty rates cut for the second year in a row.
Posted By: Flin @ Jul 1 2018, 07:53 AM in Asia / Pacific
North Korea likely making more nuclear bomb fuel despite Trump-Kim talks, report says
US intelligence agencies believe North Korea has increased production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months and may try to hide these while seeking concessions in nuclear talks with the United States, NBC News has quoted US officials as saying.
In a report on Friday, the American network said what it described as the latest US intelligence assessment appeared to go counter to sentiments expressed by President Donald Trump, who tweeted after an unprecedented June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that "there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea".
NBC quoted five unidentified US officials as saying that in recent months North ... [more]
Posted By: Charles @ Jun 30 2018, 01:52 PM in Other Political News
Labor suspects an election is imminent, so what does that mean for Bill Shorten?
By Laura Tingle
Photo: Captain's call overturned: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. (ABC News: Matt Roberts)
There weren't a lot of Opposition frontbenchers fronting up to the cameras between the time on Tuesday that Bill Shorten announced that Labor would repeal tax cuts for companies with turnover between $10 and $50 million and the time on Friday when he announced it wouldn't.
One of the few who did was deputy leader Tanya Plibersek: "As for the questions about who talked to who when, honestly, Canberra journalists might be interested in these process stories — wha ... [more]
Posted By: Flin @ Jun 27 2018, 08:36 AM in Asia / Pacific
‘Who Is This Stupid God?’ For His Latest Insult, Duterte Aims High
President Rodrigo Duterte has been at odds with the Philippines’ powerful Catholic Church, which has actively opposed his war on drugs.
Disparaging remarks about God by President Rodrigo Duterte have led to his sharpest clash yet with leaders of the Philippines’ politically powerful Roman Catholic Church, who on Tuesday accused him of attacking the beliefs held by the vast majority of the country.
“God has been called insulting names — words we always told you not to say or even write,” Archbishop Socrates Villegas said in a statement released Tuesd ... [more]