PHOTOS FRIDAY

During the week there was a very interesting display of Photo,s from Bushfirebill and some discussion about what lenses were used and there respective merits. All over the top of my head but all very informative. It,s Friday so put up your favorite photos no matter what the subject .here are a few of mine taken with disposable cameras with some sort of film.

Bluey Takeoff

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The  addition to the rustic pool shack with Ned’s Hill in the background.

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Beat them pics with your fancy 3’2 5″9 Lenses

 

 

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491 thoughts on “PHOTOS FRIDAY

  1. As predicted…

    Not having pay subscription TV myself, I’ll post a comment from Shellbell over the road…

    Shellbell
    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Started already – Chris Smith eulogised Leak in the company of Rowan Dean – hounded to his grave was the theme – which is completely at odds with the CIS knees up promoting his cartoons with Les Patterson and Anthony Morris QC talking and Leak relishing the attention of his fellow travellers.

    Chris Smith reminisced over the good old days. Presumably those days were when you could go the feel at an office party or expose the old fellow and no one complained or you could forge a signature to get a person released from prisonm

    Bolt was involved too, apparently. Sky News was the outlet.

  2. Another day in paradise

    Another mass bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef, caused by warmer ocean temperatures, has been confirmed after just one day of aerial surveys.

    The first survey for 2017 was conducted on Thursday by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), over the area between Cairns and Townsville in northern Queensland.

    The agency’s David Wachenfeld said that had given him enough information to “regrettably” confirm another mass bleaching occurred.

    “We also have quite a few reports through our early warning system, the eye on the reef program,” Dr Wachenfeld said.

    Warmer water temperatures resulted in the widespread bleaching of large areas of coral in the northern reef last year.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-10/great-barrier-reef-mass-bleaching-event-2017-confirmed/8342174

  3. I’m sorry if this offends anyone, but my first reaction on seeing Bill Leak had died was ‘Good!’.

    One less hate-filled grub, one less smart-arse trying to defend his appalling work by telling us people really want to be offended by cartoonists.

    Leak seemed very well and happy just a few weeks ago when he addressed a senate inquiry. He was actually boasting about his concern over human rights abuses and what he saw as the value of his work.

    The fall that contributed to his brain damage probably had a lot more to do with his demise than stress over his 18C case but it’s most likely he choked on his own bile.

  4. Dean Alston , cartoonist for the RW Worst Australian newspaper, none too subtle today. Nats leader Brendon Grylls is talking to a farmer with Grylls sporting a “Colin is a Wanker” t-shirt.

    • I think I am gob-smacked! The West Australian actually suggesting that the ALP should be given a turn at the wheel of state?!

      Still not counting my chickens before next week though …

  5. Egyptian who is world’s heaviest woman loses 100kg in 3 weeks

    Egyptian Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, reputed to be the world’s heaviest woman has begun losing a lot of weight three weeks after she was admitted to an Indian hospital. At the time of her admission, she weighed over 500kg.

    The Hindustan Times reported that 36-year-old Eman who is currently on a liquid diet that contains proteins and dietary fibers lost 100kg over the period. She is expected to lose 200kg in six months as a result of the surgery and her present diet.

    She was admitted to the Indian hospital in February after a Mumbai-based surgeon, Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, raised funds to have her flown over for treatment.

    Reports indicate that her weight is due to gland imbalance which caused an accumulation of liquids. Her family says she has not been able to leave home for 25 years.

    According to the Indian surgeon, he believes Eman suffers from obesity-related lymphoedema which causes swelling of her legs.

    It took the intervention of the surgeon who tweeted to India’s foreign minister before the Indian embassy in Cairo agreed to issue her a visa. The Hospital built a special facility to enable the weight reduction surgery.

    The BBC reports that the facility at the Mumbai Saifee Hospital has an operating theatre and an intensive care unit. She was flown out of Cairo to Mumbai on a chartered flight.

    http://www.africanews.com/2017/03/08/egyptian-who-is-world-s-heaviest-woman-loses-100kg-in-3-weeks/

  6. The WikiLeaks revelations and the crimes of US imperialism

    For months, news programs have been dominated by hysterical allegations that Russia “hacked” the Democratic National Committee in order to subvert the 2016 election. As the print and broadcast media were engaged in feverish denunciations of Russia, the US and its NATO allies moved thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks to the Russian border.

    Not content to allege interference only in the American election, the US media and its international surrogates have alleged Russian meddling in elections in France, Germany and other far-flung countries. Prior to the current furor over Russian “hacking” of the election, the Obama administration used allegations of “hacking” and “intellectual property theft” to justify the trade sanctions and military escalation against China that accompanied its “pivot to Asia.”…

    For months, news programs have been dominated by hysterical allegations that Russia “hacked” the Democratic National Committee in order to subvert the 2016 election. As the print and broadcast media were engaged in feverish denunciations of Russia, the US and its NATO allies moved thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks to the Russian border.

    Not content to allege interference only in the American election, the US media and its international surrogates have alleged Russian meddling in elections in France, Germany and other far-flung countries. Prior to the current furor over Russian “hacking” of the election, the Obama administration used allegations of “hacking” and “intellectual property theft” to justify the trade sanctions and military escalation against China that accompanied its “pivot to Asia.”

    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/03/09/pers-m09.html

  7. Australia: Young workers speak out against penalty rate cuts

    By our reporters
    9 March 2017

    Last month’s decision by the Fair Work Commission (FWC), the Australian government’s industrial tribunal, to slash weekend and public holiday wages in the hospitality, pharmacy, retail and fast food industries has prompted widespread anger among workers and young people.

    In response, the Labor Party and the trade unions have postured as opponents of the ruling. However, it was a Labor government that created the pro-business FWC and included penalty rates in a list of award entitlements to be “reviewed,” i.e., slashed. And the unions have already established a host of agreements with major employers that cut, or entirely eliminate, penalty wages (see: “Australian unions and Labor Party launch bogus campaign over penalty rate cuts”).

    A number of young workers who spoke to the WSWS said they have never received penalty rates and are victims of union-company wage slashing deals. Others commented on their hostility to Labor, which is widely reviled as a party of big business.

    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/03/09/pena-m09.html

  8. “death threats to Liberal MPs in Western Australia” according to ABC News 24.

    Even if true, what a crock of shit.

  9. Re. the Tassie Devils, researchers used a new technique involving grafting a hormone onto tumour cells to excite an immune response to the presence of the hormone. The patched hormone was virtually yelling, “Look at me! Look at me! Over here! Come and get me!” to the Devils’ immune system. It then over-reacted to the threat, killing not only the hormone-doped tumour cells, but kicking on and nuking the original ones as well. It was a T-cell feeding frenzy.

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this had application in other areas of cancer research? Say in humans?

  10. Hanson believes she knows more about Islam than real Muslims.

    FFS!

    “I think you should speak to one of the local imams and just get a little look into women like us, that live in a world like this,” she said.

    “We live freely in Islam, we’re happy to wear the hijab. There’s no issues with us. Get your knowledge a bit more.”

    But Senator Hanson said she was already knowledgeable on the issue, and would keep campaigning against halal certification, female circumcision, multiple marriages and sharia law.

    “If you ever want to live by that way, then I suggest you move to a Muslim country,” she told the women.
    “Then you can live that way of life, not here in Australia, I do not agree with the full burka, you ladies are showing your faces, that’s alright.”

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-10/pauline-hanson-challenged-by-muslim-women-on-election-trail/8344080

    If Hanson was really ‘knowledgeable’ she would know that female genital mutilation was not a Muslim thing but a cultural practice. It began long before Islam existed and is still practiced in both Christian and Muslim communities in Africa and the Middle East. Hanson, if she bothered to speak with an imam, would also understand that very few women in Australia wear burqas. She would understand that halal certification is no different to kosher certification, which she has no problem with. How does she feel about indigenous Australians who practice polygamy?

    Hanson’s ignorant, racist, bigoted ravings are becoming tedious. If she wants to be taken seriously she needs to get herself some proper education and stop telling lies and making up crap.

  11. India’s parliament has passed a law that increases paid maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks.
    The new law will apply to all organisations which employ more than 10 people.
    Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said the law was “a humble gift” to women.
    India now gives the third longest duration of maternity leave in the world, behind Canada and Norway, which give 50 and 44 weeks respectively.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-39227964

  12. A sober look at the “Russian menace” from the Foreign Policy magazine. You get one free article but the Goggle + open in incognito window trick works if you have already used your 1 freebie.

    Vladimir Putin Isn’t a Supervillain
    Russia is neither the global menace, nor dying superpower, of America’s increasingly hysterical fantasies.

    ……………….Western commentary on the Kremlin’s foreign-policy ambitions tends to fall into two opposing camps, each with different starting points: One begins with Russia’s foreign policy, the other with Russian domestic politics. Both are prone to hyperbole in their appraisals and conclusions,…………….I call the first camp “Putler,” a mashup of Putin and Adolf Hitler,………….At the other end of the spectrum from the Putler worldview is the “Dying Bear” camp

    http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/03/02/vladimir-putin-isnt-a-supervillain/

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