Saturday, April 5, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Time-lapse of river changing course over 28 years.
Rivers are not static entities!
The oldest unchanged river system on Earth is the Finke River in Australia. It has managed this buy not having water in it too frequently, but often enough to remain a river.
Ta-da!! The Finke River, in it’s usual state.
Monday, March 24, 2014
america…. perth isn’t…… nevermind.
Fun Fact! Australia has two Perths (both named for Perth in Scotland) and there IS a Perth, TAS, but … yeah, still not the right Perth. Someone did their research on an iPhone.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
just had a bloke today tell me his kids are ANZAM = Australian, New Zealand, Anglo, Maori
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Here in Australia, this is what has been happening over the past few days. The media is largely ignoring it, despite it being one of the largest protests in this country’s history. My state has also just passed laws that will come into effect in September that put restrictions on protesting which could lead to two years imprisonment. Our Prime Minister won’t even acknowledge that this has been happening.
Please get this circulating. Australian media refuses to cover it and the government is pretending it didn’t happen even though there were people on their doorsteps at Parliament house. People in Australia are discontented with the way asylum seekers are treated like criminals, indigenous people are still being treated horribly, that our prime minister is a racist, sexist, homophobe who appointed himself as Minister for Women, that our health care is threatened, that our environment is being treated as a commodity, that our university funding is being cut, and that our Prime Minister doesn’t “believe” in climate change and that this country now only caters to the rich and conservative. And that barely scratches the surface.
What this government does is not in our name and we need to get the message out there, loud and clear.
We’ve all known the Mad Monk isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, but his contempt for the Australian people is staggering if he thinks that this is just going to go away if he ignores it.
This is just the beginning.
Some more pics from March In March, Sydney.
Although there were a massive range of people protesting on issues from health care to indigenous welfare, the ‘theme’ of the march was one of compassion and an absolute abhorrence to all the cruel breaches of international law that our government has perpetuated since election.
(And a big shout out to the police, who worked closely with the organisers, blocked off roads for us and preformed their duty to the public with dignity and respect for all. Ten of thousands of people protesting nation wide and no arrests? Nice.)
Despite the rain, more than 10,000 people turned out in Sydney to March In March and protest against this sham of a government that we have here in Australia —- and it’s received almost no coverage in the media, with Mr Abbott himself refusing to even acknowledge it. He even citing the St Patrick’s Day Parade as more important.
Here are some of my fav pics, with a special appearance of the Newtown High Year 9 girls who put Abbott on the spot earlier this week by - gasp! - asking him questions!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Tens of thousands of people protest around Australia
10, 000 in Sydney alone
and yet …
Mr Abbott says
"My understanding is that the only big rally in Sydney is the St Patrick’s Day parade.
That is the big event in Sydney today.”
There was easily more than double the people at March in March than what celebrated a foreign holiday.
And, as per usual, Mr Abbott ignored it.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
HEY TO ALL MY FOLLOWERS IN THE SYDNEY REGION PLEASE REMEMBER THAT NEXT SUNDAY 16TH OF MARCH WERE ARE GOING TO MARCH IN MARCH AT BELMORE PARK IN SYDNEY’S CBD AT 1PM, TO PROTEST THIS TRAVESTY OF A GOVERNMENT THAT AUSTRALIANS MUST GET RID OF.
Abbott and his group of thieving, cruel, selfish scumbags need to be sent a message - we are not an idle nation. Protest.
MARCH IN MARCH.
Getting real sick of the obscenely wealthy throwing around the word ‘entitled’ like a bunch of ten year olds who’ve just discovered a new word and thinks it makes them sound smart.
Getting real tired of the mega rich Australians who inherited their wealth and pay almost no tax on their millions who then turn around and keep bleating that we need to end the ‘age of entitlement’ aka stop funding education and healthcare.