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Pentagon Accidentally Shipped Live Anthrax To Canada And Australia In Addition To The U.S. – The Verge


Two defense officials today confirmed that in addition to accidentally sending live samples of anthrax to 28 government and private facilities across the US and army base in South Korea, the Pentagon also shipped the deadly spores to three laboratories in Canada. Investigations into anthrax shipments spurred by the recent discovery of the spores have shown that the US military also sent live samples to Australia in 2008, meaning that suspected live anthrax has now been sent by the Pentagon into three countries, 12 US states, and the District of Columbia.

The anthrax, which was sent from an Army lab at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, was supposed to have been rendered inactive by Department of Defense scientists before being shipped for research purposes. A senior Defense Department official told USA Today that so far, no-one has been confirmed as infected by the still-alive samples, but BBC News reports that at least four US civilians and 22 military personnel from South Korea’s Osan air base are receiving preventative treatment.

In an email sent on Friday and obtained by USA Today, Daniel Sosin, deputy director of CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, suggested that the Dugway Proving Grounds base’s methods of killing anthrax spores was not entirely effective. “We have concern that the inactivation procedures, when followed properly, are inadequate to kill all spores,” Sosin said, but noted that “the US government is developing an approach to securing such possible samples from misuse.”



Why yes, Obama and his fellow Leftists do still hate your guns

Wayne LaPierre lays it out H’T Girls Just Wanna Have Guns

Barack Obama, the candidate who promised Americans in 2008 that “I will not take your guns away,” now, as President of the United States in 2013, has embraced the universal firearm confiscation of Australia and England—schemes that saw the destruction of hundreds of thousands of registered, legal firearms that had been outlawed and taken under threat of force from licensed gun owners by their governments.

Obama revealed his gun control endgame in a Sept. 22, 2013, political speech at a solemn memorial for the 12 Washington Navy Yard victims murdered by a deranged killer on Sept. 16, 2013.

Obama coldly used the madness of a delusional lone mass-murderer to claim that the rampage “ought to lead to some sort of transformation … it ought to obsess us.”

In the same breath, Obama defined his personal “obsession” and his notion of “transformation” for ordinary American gun owners:

“That’s what happened in other countries when they experienced similar tragedies. In the United Kingdom, in Australia … they mobilized and they changed.”

The Washington Post praised Obama’s demand for “transformation” to an Australia-style gun roundup and destruction as “commonsense.”

While the U.S. media either ignored or glossed over Obama’s embrace of the Aussie model for gun bans, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on Sept. 23, 2013, led its coverage with this:

“The U.S. president, Barack Obama, says it’s time for America to follow the example of countries like Australia when it comes to gun control.”

With a Sept. 23, 2013, headline, “Obama hails Australian gun laws,” Sky News led its coverage with: “President Barack Obama has used Australia as a positive example of a country that tightened gun laws after a mass shooting.”

Go read the whole piece here


Incredible Photos Of Australia’s Wide Ranging Weather Make It Look Like An Alien Planet

It’s A Different World Down Under: Incredible Photos Of Australia’s Wide Ranging Weather Make It Look Like An Alien Planet – Daily Mail

This incredible series of photographs showcases nature at its deadliest and most beautiful.

The collection was put together by the Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, who invited photographers to send in their best best weather pictures.

And they responded with a staggering selection of natural history shots including lightning bolts, fire tornadoes and even that rarest phenomenon in Australia – snow.


A Roll cloud over Warrnambool, south-west Victoria, photographed by Robin Sharrock – the calendar’s January photo


Cumulonimbus cloud behind a canola crop near Mullaley, central New South Wales – the February photo


Aurora Australis and a roll cloud over Contos Beach, south of Margaret River, Western Australia – the calendar’s March photo

January shows a roll cloud taken over Warrnambool in south-west Victoria.

Photographer Robin Sharrock looked out his window one morning to see the giant tube shaped cloud which was forming ahead of a thunderstorm.

He said: “I just looked up in the sky and said ‘Holy crap. What the hell is that?’ I was absolutely gobsmacked.

It was absolutely the most astounding thing I’ve ever seen. It was this great big thing that I hadn’t ever seen before. It was right above my house, right overhead.”


A condensation trail cuts through a cloud with virga at Echunga, in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia – the April photograph


A giant waterspout over Bateman’s Bay, as seen from Maloneyís Beach, New South Wales – the calendar’s May photo


Floodwaters awaken a desert river near Sturts Meadow, New South Wales, flowing towards Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre) – the calendar’s June photo

Colin Legg shot the Southern Lights, also now as the Aurora Australis, which is March’s featured photo.

Named after the Roman goddess of dawn, the multi-coloured displays of light are rarely seen on the Australian mainland.

The pink, red, purple and green colours of auroras occur when high-powered, charged particles erupted from the sun collide with molecules such as oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere.

Colin, a geologist from Perth, said: ‘Everything has to line up. You have to have the coronal hole or solar flare, the moon less than half, clear weather, and you need Australia on the right side of the earth.

‘I actually got all the variations, first of all orange and yellow, then I got some green at the bottom, and then I got pinks and purples, and then at the very end I got red.

‘That’s why it’s so incredible to chase, because the chances of seeing that amazing colour in the sky is such a reward.’


Thunder in the morning: Storm clouds gather over Mount Isa in north-west Queensland – the July photo


This red, circular sky formation is a complex lenticular cloud near Spreyton, northern Tasmania – the August photo calendar


Snow covers Joe Rocks Road, Bungendore, in Australian Capital Territory – the calendar’s September photograph

Shorty Westlin captured the intimidating waterspout on Maloney’s Beach in New South Wales with his shot taking May in the calendar.

Waterspouts occur on the coast when cool, humid air is warmed as it passes over warm waters, and rises.

In the right conditions, such as during stormy weather, the vigorously rising air can converge and tighten into a jaw-dropping spinning column.

Shorty, from Canberra, said: ‘Everyone else had a view of it on the water, but from where I was, it looks like it’s on land and coming in.’

While waterspouts are not generally as violent as tornadoes and usually break down soon after crossing the coast, they can be a serious threat to boaters.

The incredible calendar is produced by the not-for-profit Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. More details are available here.

It also features a terrifying fire tornado which was taken in Alice Springs by filmmaker Chris Tangey and a dazzling lightning storm in Perth.

The images selected for the calendar represent each state and territory and aim to promote a broader understanding of the science of meteorology.

More than 700 submissions were received in total for the hotly-contested photography competition, which celebrates its 30th birthday this year.

Click here to buy the calendar.


A fiery ‘willy willy’ – or tornado – pulls red-orange braids of fire into the air near Mount Conner, Northern Territory – the calendar’s October photo


Lightning between the Perth suburbs of Beachborough and Caversham – the November photo for the calendar


A double rainbow and supernumerary rainbow span the Melbourne suburb of West Brunswick soon after the passage of a storm front – the December photo

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Australia to UN: take your climate tax and stick it!

God bless them!

FEDERAL cabinet has ruled that Australia will not sign up to any new contributions, taxes or charges at this week’s global summit on climate change, in a significant toughening of its stance as it plans to move within days to repeal the carbon tax.

Cabinet ministers have decided to reject any measures of “socialism masquerading as environmentalism” after meeting last week to consider a submission on the position the government would take to the Warsaw conference.

Love this story


The folly of regulations

Regulations are funny things. You need some, but they should be few, common sensical, and clearly defined, otherwise you end up with stupidity like this

There’s nothing unsafe about a Land Rover Defender. It’s one of the toughest cars ever made. And people drive them all over Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. But not in Barack Obama’s Regulation Nation. Because the manufacturer decided it couldn’t sacrifice dozens of them each year to meet byzantine and often conflicting federal and state crash-test standards.

So LR dealers in the U.S. can’t sell them. Even though they’re wildly popular and in high demand.

And when a private citizen tries to bring one into the country, the U.S. Customs Service springs into action. They can’t catch illegal aliens. They can’t stop tons and tons of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana from flooding our shores. They roll out the welcome mat for terrorists like the Tsarnaev brothers. But by golly they’re gonna interdict Land Rover Defenders!



Emotionalism- the folly of Liberals

Liberals, including Liberal members of the media, often jump onto a story, or spin a story a certain way because, they WANT it to be true. One such example, can be seen in an Australian news story about a Gay couple who adopted a child. A story that painted the rosiest of pictures. A picture of two devoted dads, and a very luck infant. a story that the reporter who did it likely WANTED to be true, but, as  Stacy McCain writes, was just a lie. A story not of love, or devotion, or family. But a story of evil, and sadistic child abuse

In July 2010, two men — their names given only as Mark and Peter — were the subjects of an Australian Broadcasting Company feature story with this headline:

Why two dads are better than one
Becoming parents was hard work for gay couple …
but they’d do it all over again if they had to

The article by Ginger Gorman positively oozed with sympathetic admiration for Mark and Peter, whose son was conceived in 2005 with the assistance of a Russian surrogate mother.

The Left wants so badly to equate Gay marriage with traditional marriage, and part of that is equating two Gay, or lesbian parents with traditional parents. The ugly fact is that some people, be they straight or gay are evil. Such people should never be parents obviously. The story continues

He was only two weeks old the first time Newton, now 42, molested the boy that the Russian surrogate was paid $8,000 to bear for him and Truong, now 36. The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

Police believe the pair had adopted the boy ‘‘for the sole purpose of exploitation’’. The abuse began just days after his birth and over six years the couple travelled the world, offering him up for sex with at least eight men, recording the abuse and uploading the footage to an international syndicate known as the Boy Lovers Network. …
[U.S. District] Judge [Sarah Evans] Barker said the pair brainwashed the child to believe the sexual abuse was normal. Newton was also said to have trained the boy to deny any inappropriate behaviour if he was ever questioned by authorities.

An international syndicate of child molesters — this was the market for which Mark Newton and Peter Truong hired a surrogate to help them create a highly valuable commodity. That’s why they did that “hard work” referenced in the glowing 2010 feature — which the Australian Broadcasting Company has now deleted from its Web site, in a shameful attempt to hide their shameful misdeed in celebrating this shameful couple as an example of “Why two dads are better than one.”

But of course, they’re liberals. They have no shame — only an agenda.

Ah yes, everything the Left does revolves around their agenda. Part of that agenda is that “everyone and everything is equal”, or at least equal as the Left defines it. And no, I do not think all gay people are evil, I do not think that most are evil, I do not think the vast majority are either. The vast majority of all people, Straight, Gay, whatever, are horrified of such abuse of a child because what these two monsters did was evil. Again, some people are evil, and if we are to truly teat everyone equally, then their sexual orientation is not of importance is it? Unless, of course, you have an agenda………….

As I said in the post some people are evil and should never be parents

Our friends at HyperVocal made a convenient list of why these parents should rot in prison and/or hell. The two are being charged with, among many other things:

• Providing alcohol to all four children (legally drunk 9-year-old!)
• Physically abusing the kids (one was thrown into a wall)
• Having firearms within reach (right there on the floor)
• Threatening to kill the youngest child
• Taking pics of one kid with an “adult toy” in his pants
• Keeping one from going to school … ever
• Locking one of the children in a room with a bucket
• Having child porn on the computer
• Making one kid take care of the family’s FIFTY SNAKES
• Living in a filthy home with lizards, pigs and other animals


Props to this lady. I hate the pretense of golf, and the sheer boredom watching it is, but this gal rocks!

Holmqvist was on the fourth hole at the Royal Canberra Golf Club on Tuesday during a pre-qualifier for the LPGA Tour’s ISPS Handa Australian Open in Yarralumla, Australia. 

She felt a sharp pain in her ankle. She looked down and noticed a spider with the markings of a Black Widow.

That’s when most people would panic (and yours truly would start sobbing), but not the young Swede. Rather than seek medical attention, Holmqvist decided to perform impromptu surgery

As Holmqvist’s leg started to swell and the pain became intense, she made the quick decision to take matters into her own hands (she’d just been informed that a Black Widow bite can kill a child in as little as 30 minutes). She pulled a tee out of her pocket (“it was the only thing I had handy,” she told Svensk Golf) and used it to cut open the wound so she could squeeze out the venom and keep it from spreading inside her body.

“A clear fluid came out,” she said. “It wasn’t the prettiest thing I’ve ever done, but I had to get as much of it out of me as possible.”


Newest evil targeted by Nanny State is………….

Blowing out candles on birthday cakes

Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has just declared that children should no longer be allowed to blow out candles on birthday cakes at parties. The official guidelines state:

‘To prevent the spread of germs when the child blows out the candles, parents should either provide a separate cupcake, with a candle if they wish, for the birthday child.’

Australian news organizations are reporting that doctors are speaking out against the candle ban, saying that it goes too far. Australian Medical Association president Steve Hambleton addressed the new rule:

“If somebody sneezes on a cake, I probably don’t want to eat it either — but if you’re blowing out candles, how many organisms are transferred to a communal cake, for goodness sake?”


I could not have said it any better myself

Billy Bob at Hell on Earth has some very good comments on people wanting to kill Great White sharks in Australia

Yesterday I read an article about a group in Australia that wants to start killing off Great White sharks. It seems there have been several attacks in recent weeks, the latest a surfer was bitten in half by a monster shark that was over 16 feet long.
I feel for the loved ones of the victims, but dang, when you swim, or surf, in the ocean that is the risk you take. Especially when you choose to enter waters that are known to be shark infested. The sharks aren’t attacking these people with any malicious intent, it’s what they do. They are animals. They eat stuff that is in the water.
If a Great White shark showed up in my front yard I would shoot the hell out of him. No doubt about it. And since I don’t shoot critters I’m not gonna eat, we would be having shark burgers for dinner.
Those guys are the same way. You swim in their house, if you look tasty, they will probably eat you. 
This attitude of killing what we don’t understand or can’t control is unsustainable and isn’t real smart… 

Great White Shark
Great White Shark (Photo credit: kqedquest)

BREAKING NEWS! Live Sasquatch captured!

This is the break so many folks who have long believed in the legendary Bigfoot have been waiting for! Details are sketchy yet, but apparently the beast is quite hideous, and smells absolutely terrible, and is far less intelligent than you might expect. One photo has been released so far, and the creature is pretty fugly and possesses a nasty disposition. 

The most stunning aspect of the photo is how much different the beast looks from most previous descriptions. Most descriptions looked like this drawing

Sasquatch Yeti Bigfoot Bugerbear Yowie
Sasquatch Yeti Bigfoot Bugerbear Yowie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But the actual specimen caught is far more frightening

*VIDEO* Check Out This Leftist Nutbag From Australia

Well, now Donald Douglas has gone and done it!

In one very short blog post title, Douglas might have offended most of the people on earth! And I am darned proud of him. Here, is that title, and be warned you too might be offended by it!

African Indigents with Massive Erect Cocks?
Click the link to see what Douglas is talking about, and trust me, it is an excellent post exposing the inanity of the race-obsessed Left. But, let us consider the incredible outbreak of Offendeditis this will surely cause
It will offend, of course the race pimps, and all those who suffer from Racial Obsession Syndrome
It will outrage Feminuts, because, well men with erections deeply offend Feminuts for two reasons. A man with an erection is likely thinking about a Hooters waitress, a cheerleader, or maybe a woman in a bikini, and a man finding women attractive or sexy is “degrading” to women according to Feminist theology. The other reason that Feminuts will be offended is that most Feminuts are either too ugly, or to damned mean or in most cases both, to give a man an erection.
It will offend Leftists who always defend thugs and rioters as “victims of Capitalism and Western society”
It will offend those who freak out every time they see a naughty word, and that is good because those types only seem happy when they are offended by something they saw on TV, or read in a magazine, or at a blog. It will offend them so much that they might actually stop begging the FCC to police what their neighbors are watching, which would be a good thing.
It will offend Lesbians, and I doubt I really need to explain why
It will offend every host at MSNBS, who will somehow blame the Tea Party, and Secessionists, because hosts at MSNBS get paid way too much to be offended.
Lastly, Douglas’ post will offend Andrew Sullivan when he finds out there are actually no “massive erections” in the post itself
Of course, I am sure I have offended many people in this post, and I truly hope I did, because, as I have stated before, it seems that these types are only happy when they are offended.

More child abuse from the Left

The Left wraps many things they do in the “It is for the Children” flag. But, the ugly truth is that many times the Left’s war on individualism and liberty is nothing but child abuse

PRIMARY school children are being terrified by lessons claiming climate change will bring “death, injury and destruction” to the world unless they take action.

On the eve of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon tax package announcement, psychologists and scientists said the lessons were alarmist, created unneeded anxiety among school children and endangered their mental health.

Climate change as a “Doomsday scenario” is being taught in classrooms across Australia.

Resource material produced by the Gillard government for primary school teachers and students states climate change will cause “devastating disasters”.

Australian National University’s Centre for the Public Awareness of Science director Dr Sue Stocklmayer said climate change had been portrayed as “Doomsday scenarios with no way out”.

Dr Stocklmayer said she was not a climate-change sceptic but worried that “too much time was spent presenting scary scenarios, especially to young people”.

“(Children) feel incredibly despondent and helpless in the face of all this negative information,” she said. “To put all of this before our children … is one of the most appalling things we can do to (them).

Child psychologist Kimberley O’Brien also said the language of climate change should be “toned down”.

“(Educators) should stick to the facts,” she said.

Source here

The truth is the Left is an ideology that believes that the end justifies the means. and if that means traumatizing kids or lying, or creating facts that do not exist, or intimidating people who they disagree with, then the Left is OK with it.

I am a bit concerned about Donald Douglas

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Donald Douglas has long been famed as a Rule 5 Blogging genius, but man, today I found this post at American Power and it raises my eyebrow

Summer Movies, Male Bodies

Interesting piece, and funny.

At Los Angeles Times, “Ripped Ideals: Muscular Summer Action Heroes Have Swaggered Back Into Style, But What Do They Say to Male Audiences? It’s long. This quote goes with the video, and I’m looking forward to Captain America, so what the heck?


Oh the tolerance that Muslims demand

Yet, often times it seems that many Muslims express a desire to be accepted, yet do not want to grant the same to others of different beliefs or faiths. Consider this story from Australia via Always on Watch, an other new addition to our blogroll

Look, this is simple, when you move to a country, you need to assimilate. It really is that simple.

Women or beer? Hmmmm

Before you get angry at me for posting this, remember, I did not post it,, or even say it, I merely linked it!

A real woman is a man’s best friend.  She will never stand him up and never let him down. She will reassure him when he feels insecure and comfort him after a bad day.

She will inspire him to do things he never thought he could do; to live without fear and forget regret. She will enable him to express his deepest emotions and give in to his most intimate desires.

She will make sure he always feels as though he’s the most handsome man in the room and will enable him to be the most confident, sexy, seductive, and invincible. . .

No wait… I’m thinking of beer.  Never mind.

Who says Nanny Staters do asinine things?

Well, besides Ed and I, there is Dave C of At The Point of a Gun

The Aussie government is there to help protect the children by banning porn actresses with A-Cups.

Just when you thought that extremist knee jerk fear based reactions to non existent threats were something only the Northern Hemisphere got into, Australia has banned adult material with small breasted women in it, fearing that filthy pedophiles will gain enjoyment from it.

So, does this mean that porn starring babes with Meghan McCain sized melons is GOOF for kids? Good grief! If the Australian government really wanted to protect kids from pedophiles, they would execute the sick freaks that prey on children!