FEMINIST FUNNY

Australia’s highest profile feminist – also an author, public speaker and self-proclaimed humourist – attempts a joke: Q. How many men does it take to change a lightbulb? A. Not all of them. Which brings to mind: Q: How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb? A: None, the feminist hive hectors the lightbulb […]

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PETITION COMPETITION

Two Australian of the Year petitions are up at Change.org, one pressing David Morrison to resign, the other supporting him. Morrison did show poor judgement in ignoring veterans’ issues in favour of LGBTQI, gender and domestic violence issues, about which we hear more than enough every day. Update: The pro-resignation petition has 4,362 signatures, the pro-Morrison petition 60 […]

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PAMPHLETEERS RUN AMOK

Typically unbiased reporting from ABC News: Dozens of masked, black-clad men believed to belong to neo-Nazi gangs rampaged through the streets of Stockholm on Friday night handing out leaflets threatening to attack migrant street youths “to make a statement”, with police saying two arrests have been made. By midday police had not received any complaints […]

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GIVE US YOUR YOUNG MALES

An emerging population imbalance in Sweden: There is something odd going on with the ratio between boys and girls in Sweden. The latest estimates suggest there are 123 boys for every 100 girls among 16 and 17-year-olds. That’s an even greater imbalance than in the same age group in China. So what’s going on: Sweden […]

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CALIFORNIA CANCER

In preparation for beer-canning a chicken this arvo I grabbed a bag of hickory chucks I’d just picked up from the shops. On the back of the bag is this ominous note: I was standing in the sun, smoking a cigarette and drinking a beer so it’s just as well I didn’t snort the dust […]

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EATEN TO EXTINCTION

We now know what caused the disappearance of Australia’s once common 225 kilogram thunder bird: Scientists revealed burn patterns detected on eggshell fragments showed the first humans to arrive in Australia about 50,000 years ago, gathered and cooked the big birds’ eggs. The practise wreaked havoc with its reproductive success. So much for the indigenous-people-living-in-harmony-with-nature myth.

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SAVAGERY REPLICATED

The photo of 16 year-old Lisa Borch below shows a rather ordinary albeit grim young lady: Borch is, however, anything but ordinary: A Danish teenager who killed her mother after reportedly becoming fascinated with the terror group Isis was sentenced to nine years in prison on Thursday. Now 16-year-old Lisa Borch will serve nine years […]

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