ozatheist on June 13th, 2008

Catholic World Youth Day (C-WYD) organisers had planned to remove trees from a park in Surry Hills. Good to see the local residents pleas have been listened to and the trees have been allowed to stay. Residents had planned to stage further “peaceful but determined resistance”, so the C-WYD organisers decided not to cut down [...]

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ozatheist on June 11th, 2008

$35M to build hybrid cars or $95M to support a misogynist, homophobic old man and his thousands of deluded followers? I know where I’d rather spend our tax dollars; hint: it’s not on the guy in the pointy hat. What about you? The world is running out of oil, hybrid cars may not be the [...]

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ozatheist on June 10th, 2008

As mentioned recently I have been reading, just finished actually, “Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?” by Morgan Spurlock. A sometimes humorous search for Bin Laden and why people become Jihadists (used in a loose sense in this context). The book points out that people sometimes turn to religiously motivated terrorism, not because [...]

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ozatheist on June 4th, 2008

Popped onto one of the news sites and spotted this headline: Brothels are bearing the brunt of Australia’s belt-tightening as the spiralling cost of living takes its toll on the world’s oldest profession. It seems there has been a drop off ‘in business’ lately as people become short of spare cash due to rising interest [...]

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ozatheist on June 2nd, 2008

This has nothing to do with religion or politics, it’s just hilarious and bizarre. Any news article with the words: penis, steel washers, surgeons and fire brigade equipment in it, is just begging to be read. A man was operated on in Hornsby (just north of Sydney) Hospital early today to remove 16 stainless steel [...]

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ozatheist on June 2nd, 2008

by William Harper, self published This book is a mix of brief but informative facts, coupled with light hearted quips which makes for an easy read. There are quite a few ‘facts’ quoted in this book but unfortunately no bibliography or references at the end. There are also several hypothesis to which there are no [...]

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ozatheist on June 1st, 2008

1. Catholic priest Father David O’Hearn has been stood down from his Nelson Bay parish pending investigation of a professional conduct matter. The Herald understands police are involved in the investigation. Another priest, Father Peter Brock, was stood down from his Maitland parish in late last year, it’s suspected police are involved in that investigation [...]

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