Australia bids farewell to its Queen

From American Thinker.Com October 29, 2011 John McMahon After a 10 day visit, our beloved Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, has departed our shores, probably for the last time as she is aged 85, to return home to Buckingham Palace. Wherever she went and whatever event she attended she was greeted by tens upon tens of thousands of well wishers and admirers, in many cases up to 20 deep. Her farewell Continue Reading

Anger in Australia as school books ‘write Christ out of history’

From Christian Post.Com Australian education officials are working to remove any references of Christ in their school textbooks, which has caused an outrage in the country’s Christian community. According to FOX News, the government is working to eliminate the usage of “BC,” an acronym for Before Christ and “AD” which stands for “Anno Domini.” Instead, the new terms for usage in education texts would be “BCE,” which would stand for Continue Reading

Genome power is about to sweep world: Nobel laureate

From The Age.Com.Au Nobel laureate Barry Marshall plans to become the first Australian to post his own full genetic code, or genome, on the internet, even though it does reveal unsettling insights. His nearly-completed six-billion-piece code shows he is at nearly three times higher lifetime risk of macular degeneration and double for testicular cancer and for Alzheimer's disease. ''If I develop Alzheimer's disease, that's bad luck, Continue Reading

‘Jesus: A Prophet of Islam’ – Muslim Group Runs Provocative Billboard Campaign

From Christian Post.Com Billboards have emerged across Sydney, Australia, carrying the slogan “Jesus: a prophet of Islam.” The advertising campaign is being run by Islamic group “MyPeace,” which has said that the purpose of the campaign is to encourage interfaith relations between Christians and Muslims. However, a number of Christians in the region have condemned the controversial campaign and called for the billboards to be removed, Continue Reading

Losing My Religion – Canada, Australia, New Zealand Face Sharp Religious Decline

From Canada.Com Religion may be on the road to extinction in Canada — mathematically speaking, that is. Travelling with us are Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland. A study presented Tuesday at the American Physical Society meeting in Dallas noted a steady rise in the percentage of those countries' residents who claim no religious affiliation, and explained how social Continue Reading

Yes, Violence Can be the Answer

From American Thinker.Com March 23, 2011 Yes, Violence Can be the Answer By Selwyn Duke It was the body slam heard around the world.  When some Australian schoolboys decided to videotape themselves bullying 15-year old Casey Heynes, one of them got more than he bargained for.  Casey, who had been pushed around and humiliated for years, responded to a punch in his face and other attempted blows by hoisting his tormentor WWE style and Continue Reading

Preparing for War in Australia?

From American Thinker.Com March 01, 2011 Preparing for War in Australia? By Randall Hoven Am I the only person with a major Win-The-Future reaction to something Robert Gates said on Friday?  He said this to West Point cadets: "... any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should 'have his head examined,' as General MacArthur so Continue Reading

Rental Car ‘Big Brother’ is Watching You Down Under

From Jaunted.Com Renting a car on vacation is awesome. You get to drive it like an idiot, accelerate over speed bumps, and constantly remind yourself that “it’s just a rental” as pieces fly off as you make your way down the highway. Not—these are all examples of how NOT to treat your rental, of course. The fun might be coming to an end—well at least in Australia—as a new type of in-car GPS does a little bit more than help you locate the Continue Reading

Muslim cleric calls for beheading of Dutch politician

From News Yahoo.Com A well-known Australian Muslim cleric has called for the beheading of Dutch anti-Islamic politician Geert Wilders, a newspaper said on Friday. Wilders' Freedom Party scored the biggest gains in June 9 polls and is currently negotiating to form a new minority government with the Liberals and Christian Democrats. Polls show Wilders would win a new election if one were called now. Wilders demanded to know why he had Continue Reading

Your smartphone is watching you

From SMH.Com.Au Australian security experts, consumer advocates and privacy campaigners have sounded the alarm over the hundreds of thousands of free smartphone applications that spy on their users. Lookout, a smartphone security firm based in San Francisco, scanned nearly 300,000 free applications for Apple's iPhone and phones built around Google's Android software. It found that many of them secretly pull sensitive data off users' Continue Reading