the things you read

recent articles from online newspapers.

Holocaust denier priest, Bishop Richard Williamson, thinks he’s a rock star?

The Holocaust denying bishop flew out of Argentina under a government expulsion order on Tuesday after scuffling with a reporter at the airport.

A local television station showed Richard Williamson – wearing a baseball cap, a black fleece jacket and dark sunglasses – raising his fist toward a reporter, then shoving him into a pole with his shoulder as he hurried through Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza international airport to catch a flight for London.

Two men accompanying the bishop then grabbed the reporter by his shoulders and held him back by while Williamson hurried away. from smh.com.au

Don’t know what to make of that article?

Web filter debate descends into slanging match.

As most of you should know by now the Australian government wants to filter the internet at the ISP level. Ostensibly to filter out child pornography, but who know what else they may filter? At a recent technology conference a debate on the topic turned into a slanging match when

filtering advocate Bernadette McMenamin, chief executive officer of Child Wise, accused filtering opponents of spreading “hysteria” – a reaction that drew a hostile response from the room. from news.com.au

A journalist pointed out that:

“(Senator Stephen) Conroy himself said that anyone who disagrees with this policy is a supporter of child molestation,”

McMenamin brought out the old “think about the children” to which some one replied:

it is ridiculous and frankly juvenile to suggest that political opponents have faulty morals or support child molesters.

So which side is spreading hysteria?

Gmail porn

Google apologises for the 2 1/2 hour outage of their Gmail service the other day (I never noticed it?)

What was mildly amusing about this story was

Quick-thinking porn-peddlers capitalised on the situation by creating a Gmail user group titled “Gmail Down” that displayed sex pictures and videos to people that went searching for information about the problem. from news.com.au

Heh, filter that Conroy.

Which just goes to show, that no matter what sort of filtering you use those clever little pornographers will find some way to showcase their wares.

Octuplet Mum to star in porno?

Nadya Suleman, the American woman who gave birth to octuplets, has been offered $US1 million ($1.5 million) to star in hardcore porn. from smh.com.au

Not sure how popping out 8 babies at once qualifies you to star in pornos, but what would I know about porn?

That’s three stories in a row about porn, time to change the topic.

Is this the latest in Hijabs?

A designer has unveiled a full face headdress made of real mice and rat carcasses… from smh.com.au

Yes, there is a picture on the linked page.

Deadly Dozen

Finally a slideshow featuring the 12 deadliest Australians.

Click the links to view the full stories.

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One response to “the things you read

  1. Wow! Yikes…. I could only view 6 of the Deadly Dozen. I have to go to sleep soon and I don’t want to have bad dreams. Maybe I’ll look at them again tomorrow.
    Octo mom in a porno? Good grief!

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