Abbott’s language gaffes likened to Sarah Palin

Dear Tony Abbott I read in the news yesterday, that you’ve made another language gaffe. While your social blunders and misuse of words are not a new thing, likening the word conservationist to yourself, has me more concerned than the language gaffes which have you compared to Sarah Palin. It is not the first time you have tried … Continue reading Abbott’s language gaffes likened to Sarah Palin

What is so wrong with the tooth fairy?

My daughter lost her third tooth last night. She is six years old. When she went to bed she put her loose tooth under her pillow  expecting the tooth fairy to visit. The tooth fairy but not Peter Pan My husband and I are jointly raising our daughter to think for herself when it comes to … Continue reading What is so wrong with the tooth fairy?

Sangeang Api volcano erupts

Indonesia – The Sangeang Api Volcano (Gunung Api or Gunung Sangeang) has erupted in the Sunda Islands in Indonesia. It lies off the  NE coast of Sumbawa Island. A major explosive eruption occurred at 08:30 UTC 30/5/2014 (6.30pm AEST). An ash column estimated to be between 50 thousand and 65 thousand feet and rising was created from … Continue reading Sangeang Api volcano erupts

Voter ID Laws Passed in Queensland – A Benefit Or a Boon To Democracy?

I was driving to work on Friday morning and listening to the radio.   The news came on and announced that two laws had just passed.  The first increased the maximum campaign donation from $1000 to $12,000 and the second, and most insidious, was that ID would now be required to vote in Queensland, Australia. … Continue reading Voter ID Laws Passed in Queensland – A Benefit Or a Boon To Democracy?

Antarctica sheet ice is rapidly melting

If you tuned in to international news at the turn of this year, you may have heard of the research ship, MV Akademik Shokalskiy being stranded in thick pack ice off the coast of Antarctica. Climate change deniers tried to use this event to incorrectly demonstrate why climate change was a farce. While some people can not seem to grasp the difference … Continue reading Antarctica sheet ice is rapidly melting

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