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.
The addition to the rustic pool shack with Ned’s Hill in the background.
Beat them pics with your fancy 3’2 5″9 Lenses
491 thoughts on “PHOTOS FRIDAY”
There is such a thing as state referendums. In fact there was one last year in Queensland regarding election term lengths.
I should add that state referendums are usually only done if the party initiating the referendum is assured of a relatively strong majoritiy in favour of the proposition. If it’s a weak government, then they would simply try to bury the proposition and pretend it never happened. The only chance of a referendum being pushed is if the governing party has a strong chance of their idea being voted for in the affirmative.
Mainly because if they hold a referendum and their idea is shot down by the electorate, it can dramatically cut short any electoral authority they might have in that term.
Good morning Dawn Patrollers.
As a hapless Malcolm Turnbull tries to hold a fragmenting Liberal Party together, commentary focused on individual failures is overlooking that a once in a century political realignment is occurring. Interesting.
Andrew Probyn tells us that Turnbull is set to take the lead role in delivering the government’s economic pitch in the lead-up to May’s federal budget, amid concern inside the Coalition that Treasurer Scott Morrison’s efforts are no longer enough. He also looks at what cabinet changes are in the offing.
The SMH editorialises its concern that in chasing value for money Guthrie might compromise the ABC’s independence and integrity.
The Liberal-Nationals governing alliance in Western Australia is unravelling on the eve of -tomorrow’s state election, after an 11th-hour Liberal Party push to “gut” the Royalties for Regions program that has delivered ¬billions of dollars to the bush since 2008. Google.
Michelle Grattan says that PHON has blown the WA election but asks, “Will her supporters care?”
Tesla has thrown down a hell of a challenge here saying that within 100 days it could roll out a battery storage solution for SA.
There seems to be a lot of uncertainty underlying the UK budget as the country heads towards Brexit.
Morrison is working on a UK system to kick start the building of affordable housing.
John Hewson uses housing to explain that one of the main reasons why the anti-establishment movement is gaining considerable momentum in our politics is that key policy issues have been ignored and just left to drift, some now reaching crisis proportions. He says responses must be milti-faceted.
Hanson has issued a rather pathetic apology about her remarks on vaccinations.
Section 2 . . .
And Richo says to Hanson, “Ignorance isn’t bliss once you blurt iy out Pauline!’ Google.
David Crowe says that the Turnbull government is launching a belated defence of the controversial Fair Work decision to scale back Sunday penalty rates, as cabinet ministers meet today to hatch a political strategy to convince voters of the need for job-creating changes. They are going to need evidence! Google.
Andrew Street, recent new father, uses his experience to make some points about parenthood.
Eight of the world’s largest oil companies are responsible for as much of the climate-damaging pollution spewed into the atmosphere as the entire US, according to a study by a London-based researcher.
A bit more trouble for Gladys.
And on top of this Sean Nicholls writes that Berejiklian is hiding in plain sight and needs to show the public what she really stands for.
A deal to block foreign donations in Australian politics has broken down over the inclusion of activist groups, with no agreement between the Coalition and Labor expected in a parliamentary report to be issued on Friday.
At last realisation seems to be dawning on Turnbull (and his string pullers?) that the energy crisis is not being solely caused by renewables.
Meanwhile the CEO of Environment Victoria writes that Turnbull needs a reality check and that he’s already lost the war on renewables.
Section 3 . . .
Here’s Laura Tingle’s take on the energy crisis. Google.
Childcare peak bodies, the key beneficiaries of $1.6 billion in funding under the government’s omnibus bill, have slammed the government for tying its funding boost to savings from “vulnerable Australians”.
Centrelink’s indiscriminate use of a 10% recovery fee on welfare debts could be unlawful, welfare rights groups believe.
Michael Clanchy on the atmospherics of the Centrelink robo-debt debacle.
And Tudge is getting quite precious over criticism.
And just to add to Tudge’s woes public servants at Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support will start an “open-ended” campaign of strikes to force an end to their marathon industrial dispute with the Department of Human Services.
The much-heralded appearance of the JSF at the Avalon aviation show was quite a flop.
Prominent Adelaide northern suburbs lawyer Anthony Perre — the son of NCA bombing suspect Domenic Perre — has been charged over the discovery of an elaborate underground drug-growing bunker hidden at his home. Nice family! Google.
Lucy Turnbull’s Greater Sydney Commission faces an uphill battle to convince Sydney councils of the merits of its vision for the city. They want infrastructure, not just more housing.
Republicans have been telling a white lie, but nothing about it is little. Specifically, it’s a lie to poor white voters that Republicans have their best interests at heart – and crucially, that theirs is the party that will best protect those interests.
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Just another example of Trump’s madness as doctors warn of the dangers of deregulation of the pharmaceutical industry.
Trump has a self-defeating and dangerous obsession with Obama. Google.
Insurers are deliberately using medical disclosure forms to deny claims from customers, experts have warned, as the CommInsure scandal heightens fears that many policies could be worthless.
Section 5 . . . Cartoon Corner Part 1
Ron Tandberg really hits the mark with this one on housing affordability.
Alan Moir with a political malady sweeping through Canberra.
Cathy Wilcox on yesterday’s call for the reintroduction of bible studies into public schools.
More lovely contributions from Mark David.
David Rowe and some interesting plumbing.
More from Rowe as he gives us the Deplorable Snowman.
Section 6 . . . Cartoon Corner Part 2
David Pope on the latest security brainfart.
Mark Knight with the suggestion that Essendon FC had considered engaging the services of Mick Gatto.
Ron Tandberg has a question for Abbott.
Here’s the correct link to the story of Trump’s Obama obsession. Google.
The storms weren’t over Brisbane (if only…) – they were over northern NSW.
The F-111 was heavily criticised – and they weren’t stupid enough to make a VTOL version. The carrier version didn’t go ahead, but it turned out to be a great strike aircraft. The F-35 has some wrinkles to iron out, but it’s not the flop some want it to be (the Russians?)
Speaking of conspiracy theories, “The Hypothetical Institute” podcast may be of interest:
It’s all Labor’s fault, according to Tudge.
Fran questioned that and all the other rubbish Tudge claimed.
Tudge lied his arse off throughout in a disgraceful performance.
Download it here.
Wow, Alan Tudge is unrepresentative swill who lives in a parallel universe devoid of empathy. One of the LNP who believe there are 50,000 Australians and all the rest are livestock
In this interview he lies
1. 1800 number
2. length of wait time
3. releasing personal file to journo – he did
He still calling 100s and 100s and 1000s welfare recipients liars and thieves
Don’t forget Centrelink reserves the right to trawl welfare recipients files multiple times, ie you think you paid the debt then they come back for a second bite of the cherry as they [centrelink] promise to review individual tax returns ( that will go well)
Imperialist wars and interventions fuel refugee crisis in Africa
Large numbers of persons fleeing war and famine in sub-Saharan Africa are transiting through Libya in a desperate effort to reach Europe, UNICEF reported last week…
There are 5.5 million Africans currently refugees in other countries, while 11 million Africans are displaced within their home countries, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) reported in January. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says 18 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa are at risk of becoming refugees in the coming year.
The tide of refugees comes predominantly from countries where the United States and its European allies have intervened most heavily. In Africa, just as in the Middle East, decades of imperialist warfare have shattered entire societies and turned large sections of the population into refugees. This is the most important factor underlying the huge exodus of dispossessed people now struggling to reach European shores…
The High Court has finished a recount of the WA’s Senate vote and it seems Rod Culleton’s brother-in-law Peter Georgiou has officially been named as his replacement as Senator.
I wonder, has anyone found any information on what Georgiou is like? Will he be loyal to Hanson? Or is he more inclined to back his brother-in-law and eventually sit as an Independent?
I don’t think relations between Georgiou and Hanson would be at all cordial after the things she said about Culleton.
There was this comment, a month ago –
I’m hoping he decides to go independent. Don’t forget, Culleton ‘went rogue’ because Hanson lied to him. Before the election Hanson told her senate candidates they would be able to vote n whatever way they thought best, but after the election it became ‘do as you are told’. Culleton didn’t agree with some of Hanson’s views and so he quit the party.
Ours had both the wings and landing gear from the ditched carrier version.
staggering… will this have negative impact on both Lib and ON votes..?
I should think that it should now make clear that “a vote for PHON is a vote for the Libs” …
One can only hope that the sheer chaos and confusion that Ms Hanson seems to have created in her own party will lead to a much smaller return of votes to her claque (because it surely cannot be termed a party any more?)
Mind you, I’m not counting an ALP win until next week when the counting is finished. As others have learnt in the last year, relying on the press to predict the outcome can be a bit of a let down.
How climate change battles are increasingly being fought, and won, in court
Around the world courts are stepping in when politicians fail to act, with South Africa’s government the latest to lose a groundbreaking climate lawsuit with judges ruling against its plans for a new coal-fired power station.
There will be quite a lot of WA candidates and their terms keeping a very close eye on what One Nation does tomorrow. They will be looking for any breaches to electoral laws that might allow a challenge to results.
The other day we had reports of One Nation how to vote papers breaching the electoral laws because they didn’t have the name of the printer on them.
Last night Hanson held a meeting where she offered to shout a beer for the first 100. Free pizza was also provided.This could have been in breach of the Electoral Act 1907. The event went ahead, I don’t know if the freebies did or not.
One Nation’s Perth pub event ‘unacceptable and unlawful’
It’s clear Hanson and her team have taken no notice of the rules and instead have just been doing their own thing. It would be quite a hoot if this lack of attention was their undoing.
Without wishing to be unkind to Bill Leak, I’m wondering whether his death won’t be at least in part attributed to the stress of fighting his 18c case.
It’s the sort of thing The Australian would do. Renowned for accusing others of politicising personal tragedy, Holt St. will have someone who’s thinking how they can spin this, right now.
Odds-on they’ll portray him as a martyr to the cause of freedom of speech.
paysubscription TV myself, I’ll post a comment from Shellbell over the road…
Bolt was involved too, apparently. Sky News was the outlet.
” Mr Onthemoon (@firstdogonmoon)
oh Bill! This is very sad. We didn’t agree on much, but he was a lovely bloke in person.
March 10, 2017
Another day in paradise
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.
Sorry, wrong link.
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.
Some very good news – for a change.
The West Australian has endorsed Labor
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 …
“death threats to Liberal MPs in Western Australia” according to ABC News 24.
Even if true, what a crock of shit.
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?
Already being done
Antibody appears to attack cancer cells, leaving other cells unscathed
Hanson believes she knows more about Islam than real Muslims.
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.
DD has just been given a deep and meaningful promotion!!!
Congratulations on all your hard work
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.
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