Posts tagged ‘victoria’

April 3, 2018

Birdman Ban Lifted

by duncanr

the Empress Hotel, Victoria, B.C., has lifted its lifetime ban on a Nova Scotia man from stopping at the hotel

the ban was imposed after peckish, pizza-eating seagulls trashed the man’s room when he last visited the hotel 17 years ago

full story here – http://tinyurl.com/y92uba9s

February 7, 2017

Man’s Penguins’ Best Friend

by duncanr

guard-dogthe population of penguins on Middle Island off the coast of Australia was decimated by foxes until a local chicken farmer, cried ‘Swampy Marsh’, had a brilliant idea – he suggested using . . .

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August 8, 2011

Is it Right to Hit Children ?

by duncanr

The Australian state of Victoria proposes to ban corporal punishment in the home.

It is a move which the Presbyterian Church is campaigning against

“Many Australian families . . .

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March 29, 2010

Lewis Hamilton is a dickhead – OFFICIAL.

by NobblySan

Is he talking about me?

I just love the no nonsense Aussie attitude to things that the rest of the world take too damn seriously..

There is absolutely zero chance , here in the stuffy UK, of the government introducing a ‘Don’t be a dickhead‘ campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of crap driving. Even lower down the list of likely happenings is a government minister referring one of the world’s leading sportsmen as a dickhead, live on radio.

Check out the audio clip here.

The BBC’s ‘Question time’ could boost its ratings hugely if the panel were encouraged to use a few choice insults now and again, rather than being so prim and proper.

February 9, 2009

Mass Murder

by duncanr

ozfire

The number of dead has reached 130 and continues to rise as the charred ruins of hundreds of buildings are searched.

Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd said the bushfires, some of which police believe were deliberately lit, constituted “mass murder“.

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February 8, 2009

Bush fire death toll rises

by duncanr

Police say some were started deliberately

Wildfire the west of Melbourne: Police say some were started deliberately



The number of dead is now over 100

Police Deputy Commissioner Kieran Walshe said he believed arsonists were behind some of the fires.

“Some of these fires have started in localities that could only be by hand, it could not be natural causes,” he said

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February 8, 2009

84 dead – and rising

by duncanr

Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has described the bush fires ravaging Victoria as the worst in history.

To date, 84 people are confirmed dead, with 750+ homes destroyed.

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Click here for current situation . . .