The Gods Are Coming Back

Crop circles with an appealing Mayan theme have appeared in Wiltshire. On second thoughts, I’m not sure that the phoenix is part of Mayan mythology (it’s Persian). But the whole ‘The Mayans believed the world would end in 2012’ thing is too cool to pass up. Actually the Mayans don’t seem to have believed that, it is just …

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No Gayness For Guru

Last week India passed legislation decriminalising homosexual acts between consenting adults. This has not been entirely popular. The world’s most popular guru, Swami “Baba” Ramdev, (he has an international TV audience numbering about 85 million) has said a number of things that the gay community will not like. Particularly, that being gay is a defect. Homosexuality is a curable …

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Frost Makes A Horror Day In Tasmania

Tasmania is Australia’s smallest state, with just 500,000 people. On Friday, nine people were killed in twelve hours on Tasmanian roads. Many roads around the state are again covered by ice and frost this morning. Acting Sergeant Scott Bailey is again urging motorists to drive to the conditions.

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Was Obama Checking Out A 17 Year Old’s Backside?

A picture has been circulating around the web over the last few days which seems to show President Obama stealing a longing look at a 17 year old girl’s rear end. I don’t think Obama is a good or capable leader. But it is important to be fair, and a fair assessment of what happened …

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World Leaders: Tide Must Not Come In More Than 2 Metres

Well, almost. World leaders have decreed global temperature must not increase by more than 2 degrees over pre-industrial levels. How realistic this is depends what they mean by ‘pre-industrial.’ Generally that term would be taken to mean the time prior to the industrial revolution. That is, before about 1780. That is, about the time of …

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Sunset at Second Valley

Last Monday I had half an hour to spare on my way from Adelaide to catch the ferry back to KI. I stopped at Second Valley, which is about five minutes off the main road. It was just about sunset. I thought you might like this photo, taken with my Nokia N95:

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