If you haven’t heard of this by now, you must be living under a rock…But it is so embarrassing now. First it was funny, but now…It’s just stupid…
BIG W Shopper tasered by police, in toilet paper fight
Big W is basically another Target, but cheaper.
Woolworths, Coles and Aldi introduce toilet paper limits as shortage worsens.
Woolworth and Coles are big food shopping centres. Aldi is relatively new to Australia.
Single toilet paper roll sells for $1000 as coronavirus panci-buying reaches new level.
There’s something REALLY sinister about that.
Where, if the drop bears and animals don’t kill you,
The weather will…
Photos show damage caused by severe weather in NSW, Canberra
(Must warn you, the first picture is of a dead cockatoo).
Heat, Rain and storms in Southeatern Australia, with snow on the way
Southern-eastern Australia* Where I live.
Do any of you celebrate Christmas in July? It’s becoming a big thing over here. I think because it actually is Winter and cold in Australia during July. So it’s a bit more appealing, than the usual hot summers we have in Australia.
17 Festive Party Ideas for Christmas in July party – Southern Living
How to throw the best Christmas in July parties – Better Homes and Gardens Blog
Christmas in July in Australia – The Christmas Cart
I know there’s not much time left for a Christmas in July party, but here are some ideas. I’m going to be having some hot chocolate myself tonight!
I decided to wait a while until I wrote something about this, because what happened was shocking and something that I don’t believe even Trump has done…yet. I could not believe that Australia did it. But I wanted to wait and get as many facts as I could before I made a decision about how I truly felt about the situation.
I don’t know how many people that read my Blog follow Australia news,at all. But the last couple of weeks have been HUGE in terms of Freedom of the Press in Australia. AFP stands for the Australian Federal Police, so they are the big “kahunas”. The last couple of weeks they have been raiding journalist homes and just as frighteningly the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Centre). The ABC in Australia is kind of the opposite of cable tv, it’s mainly government funded. There are also a lot more Australian programs on it, unlike a lot of the, I guess you’d call them “mainstream media” channels.
What the raids were supposedly about, was an article over a year ago that was release on the ABC channels via a show called “The Insiders”. The shows was about the war in Afghan. Now the AFP say that they told the ABC they wanted to search through email systems in relation to the people mentioned in the search warrant and were searching “data holdings” between April 2016 and July 2017.
Now this came about a week or two after our elections. Both the Prime Minister and Peter Dutton have said that they did not this was about to happen, but considering the Prime Minister already has a nickname “Liar from the Shire” not to many people believe either of them. Scott Morrison at this point hasn’t even been Prime Minister for even a year yet. It’s either less than a year or there about. I forget to mention he’s given himself a pay raise already.
It does terrify me, this more than anything. Mainly because Trump hasn’t even done this…yet. I think he’d like too, but he hasn’t. Someone in the Government had to have instructed them to do so. The ABC are a pretty reputable company with all the checks. They would have never have release personal information, not only that. The ABC HAVE to do checks and balances, because they are Government funded. They can’t just do a story. They are probably the most informative channel as well though. They have less biased and alt-right figures on their show. They did not, for example, have Hanson, Latham or Anning on any of their shows they day after the Christchurch attacks.
One good thing to have come out of it is that all stations, competing or not, have condemned this.
Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. Held on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served in the Gallipoli Campaign, their first engagement in the Great War(1914–1918).
This year people are getting upset because there is a band…you may or you may not have heard of them…Birds of Tokyo. Birds of Tokyo is an Australian alternative rock band from Perth, Western Australia. Every year in the AFL (the Australian Football League) usually an Australian band will play at a “special” ANZAC football game. There’s nothing really different about it, other than the Australian band. I don’t know exactly WHY people are upset, other than they don’t think the band is Australian enough, or something? Either way the irony is people are complaining because you don’t celebrate war, you don’t celebrate the invasion of countries.
Except for Australia and it’s Indigenous people, apparently?
I don’t actually understand the “upset” at all too be completely honest. When I first saw it, I thought maybe a band had never performed at an ANZAC Day football game before…Nope, there’s always some kind of Australian band or a group of Australian performers who play before? So I actually don’t understand the problem. Other than Birds of Tokyo is not “Australian” enough or something, to footy fans anyway.
If Anzac Day is supposed to be commemorative, reflection, why don’t get more people get upset at the playing at all? Crowds are quiet the whole game? They don’t cheer, get drunk and boo? Bands haven’t played before? Birds of Tokyo not ‘Australian’ enough for footy? I truly do not understand.
I’ve noticed a lot lately, especially after the Christchurch attacks. A LOT of Australians going on about “Freedom of Speech” and how because of this, they can use hate speech. One problem with that…Australia doesn’t actually have Freedom of Speech, that’s an entirely American thing, because of the 1A. Australia doesn’t have a 1A, let alone a 2A or 100A. Australia has an implied freedom of political communication.
I had to write this…Damn it! I am very ashamed to be an Australian right now…It’s EMBARRASSING and SO Trump-like…It’s horrible!
You know what the situation on Studio 10, Joe Hildebrands comments, did do? It showed how white people are so nasty they can’t even change the date, KNOWING what the 26th represents to it’s Indigenous people, for a public holiday that’s only been national since 1994. That they think people talking about something that has NOTHING to do with #changethedate somehow proves why they date shouldn’t be moved? I have never seen so much white privilege in my damn life before! The thing that is really bad, every single person whose doing the whataboutism…Are all white people…Like SHUT UP! You are embarrassing the rest of us!
I have never ever been more ashamed to be an Australian right now.
What is SO irritating is that the same people saying they didn’t like being group together with the Gillette Ad, are the EXACT same people saying NOW it’s okay to make general sweeping statements.
There has been an interesting development in the who discovered Australia…who
Matthew Flinders remains discovered in London
The main reason this is so intersting is because our current Prime Minister #ScoMo is apparently wanting to put money ($6.7 million) towards a replica of Captain Cooks boat. Part of the reason (other than spending money on a replica boat) While Captain Cook charted the east coast, he did not circumnavigate Australia. Matthew Flinders was the first to sail around the country between 1801 and 1803.
Because Australian politics can be stupid too!lol
Racist Australia: Muslims are FORCED to wear Burqa, Muslims are all about oppression!
Also Racist/Stupid Australia: We can see your arms! We can’t control ourselves! Cover them up! -.-