Monthly Archives: December 2016

Surge in support to decriminalise marijuana, multi-decade survey finds

“The problem with the political institutions and politicians is they are not responding to this. We found 70 per cent of people support same-sex marriage and yet the government wanted to spend $250 million on an advisory plebiscite when we know what the result will be,” Ian McAllister, a professor of political science at ANU Continue reading

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#NaturalNonsense: Science Supporters Condemn Natural News

“Awarded the top slot on Real Clear Science’s “Worst Websites for Science in 2016” list, and with its founder touted by Dr. Oz as “the Renegade Health Ranger,” Natural News is a thorn in the sides of all who hold legitimate science dear.” Continue reading

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Peter Dutton calls for pro-Christmas uprising against ‘political correctness gone mad’

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has called for Australians to “rise up” to defend Christmas against what he labelled “political correctness gone mad”. Continue reading

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Australia In Rush To Kill Massive Reef And Hasten Climate Change

“You know what causes coral bleaching? Warm ocean temperatures associated with global warming… global warming caused by carbon pollution in the atmosphere.

And yet both the Queensland and Australian governments want the Carmichael mine to go ahead.” Continue reading

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Costly detox programmes slammed by nutrition experts

The Malaghan Institute’s Professor Mike Berridge added there was no scientific evidence supporting detox diets and juice cleanses.

“These and many other diets cherry pick supporting science, don’t consider the biological consequences of fad dieting, and sideline lifestyle issues that contribute to many of our escalating chronic health problems.”

He said “bizarre” practices such as colonic irrigation and liver cleansing could be interfering with the balance of the microbiome, and could cause serious health problems. Continue reading

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Criminal numbers could ‘explode’ in NT unless system changes, inquiry hears

“Generally in a community if you have a large problem with at-risk children and children coming to the notice of authorities and coming into care, it does lead … to an explosion in adult offending down the track.” Continue reading

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Saudi Woman Who Went To Breakfast Without Wearing Hijab Faces Calls For Her Execution

One man even called the state to “kill her and throw her corpse to the dogs”. Continue reading

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