There’s a beauty to wood which can’t be matched by other materials. Wiggia sends these pics from Pinterest:
Former parachutee Christine Nixon, who reduced the Victorian Police Force to the ineffectual farce that it is now, has shown her own contempt for the rules she applied to others.
As per the usual way.
Former Victorian police chief Christine Nixon caught driving unregistered car
Ms Nixon was heavily criticised in the aftermath of the Black Saturday bushfires for her decision, while police chief, to go out for dinner with friends on the evening of February 7, 2009, when 173 Victorians died.
Having secured her life-time pension and perks, she swans off with more Government sinecures, disregarding the rules that apply to anyone else. And of course, her ex-buddies virtually let her off.
Have you noticed this sameness to the look, the modus operandi and the result with these parachutees? Uncanny, is it not?
It’s not everyday one hears criticism of Arabs coming out of Saudi Arabia.
It may be indicative of a growing sense of an historical change needed or about to occur, altering the balances between the belligerent ‘parts’ of Islam and maybe even an alignment with western ‘values’ – just as we are losing all semblance of them ourselves.
An amazing Saudi Arabian Journalist says –
“Today, however, [we face] a reality that exceeds imagination, [and includes] decapitations, bombing houses with explosive barrels, the rape of women, and the expulsion of millions of innocent civilians. [Now] the Zionists no longer have to try and distort the image of the Arabs using American cinema and global media, [for] the Arabs have provided them with a short cut.
“Now the world need only follow the news in order for to know how cheap human life is in Arab countries!”
We have our floods and:
At first I thought the Scottish gentleman had a point:
It’s a numbers game. England has 170K registered senior players. Scotland 12K, Ireland 25K, Wales 23K, Italy 17K. Taking into consideration the number of players England have available from England , Tonga etc it must be a disappointment that they are not able to beat a team with Scotland ability by more than 20 points.
… but then I thought it through and found this at the Roar, a heavily pro-AFL site: Continue reading
The theme so far today has been insanity from on high but it need not be the on-highs – it can be a bog standard auto company too:
Renault wants to make your commute as chill as possible. Assuming your route is “protected” (free of pedestrians, cyclists or lane changes), the French automaker has a few tricks up its sleeve to make gridlocked traffic less of a hassle. Once you engage automated driving mode, the Next Two prototype releases scents to calm you down, adjusts cabin lighting, kicks the seat back and activates massage motors to melt away the day’s stresses.
The company purposely designed these features to activate at below 19MPH (30KPH) — about half of Audi’s cap — to take the frustration out of bumper-to-bumper traffic. With the push of a button though, the reins are back in your hands and everyone’s safety is up to you.
The build was quicker than expected and though still some days away, it’s certainly not now going to be as far away as the 23rd, nice though that auspicious day for me might have been – it will be far earlier.
It’s been a long haul which was complicated by people between the server and me having issues of their own. I might have been able to launch earlier in a half-assed way but this seemed worth the wait.