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Friday, March 16, 2018

Today's ABC Open photos

Clear winter morning in Beechworth
By brightmystic ·  · From Pic of the Week
Fantastic streetscapes here with so many heritage buildings. Great to wander around.    Published 02 Jul 2017.  Beechworth VIC 3747

Magic sunrise this morning
By merrijignic ·  · From Pic of the Week
Magic sunrise this morning, out walking with @timberjig    Published 03 Jul 2017.  Alice Springs NT 0870

Little people, big land
By merrijignic ·  · From Pic of the Week
Little people, big land   Published 03 Jul 2017.  Namatjira NT 0872

There is a special type of beauty

By Di Lymbury ·  · From Pic of the Week
This iconic bird has a look that we, as a nation, love. It is hard to understand but they always bring a smile.    Published 04 Jul 2017.  Girards Hill NSW 2480

A bounder in the early light
By honeycut · · From Pic of the Week
A bounder in the early light #rangakoo
Published 22 hours ago. Yarra Glen VIC 3775

Happy frozen #fencepostfriday
By merrijignic ·  · From Pic of the Week
Happy frozen #fencepostfriday from up here in #seehighcountry 
Published 03 Jul 2017.  Merrijig VIC 3723

Today's ABC Open photos

A James between two bushes

By 80kphkombilife ·  · From Pic of the Week
                               Basically the same as a rose between two thorns.                        Published 05 Jun 2017.  Belmont WA 6104

Where did I leave those keys?
By saintmono ·  · From Pic of the Week
The lucky adults left to mind the kiddies had to attend to flying lessons, amorous males and of course the loss of the boat keys.   Published 28 Jun 2017.  Loch Sport VIC 3851

A damp and cloudy evening in The Hill
By waitingforkate ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                   A damp and cloudy evening in The Hill.                                                                 Published 02 Jul 2017.  Broken Hill NSW 2880

Footpath beauty
By waitingforkate ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                                          Sturt desert pea                                                    Published 02 Jul 2017.  Broken Hill NSW 2880

Snowy Flows
By Simon Williams ·  · From Pic of the Week
In May 2017, environmental water is being released to the Upper Snowy River below Guthega for the first time since the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme was constructed. A series of tributary diversions (i.e. weirs) were decommissioned to allow water to flow in the upper Snowy River. These releases will now be part of an ongoing part of the mountains landscape.      Published 02 Jul 2017.  Kosciuszko National Park NSW 2627

Regent by name - endangered in nature...
By Philip ·  · From Pic of the Week
The Regent Honeyeater has become a 'flagship species' for conservation in the threatened box-ironbark forests of Victoria and NSW on which it depends, where, in days long past, it used to be seen in flocks numbering a hundred birds...           Published 02 Jul 2017.  Chiltern VIC 3683

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Today's ABC Open photos

     Binalong Bay, Tasmania

                                       By ianjeanneret ·  · From Pic of the Week 
Published 26 Jun 2017.   Binalong Bay TAS 7216

The Millaa Millaa lookout

By simone_a13 ·  · From Pic of the Week
                     The Millaa Millaa lookout near the town of the same name.                           Published 28 Jun 2017.  Millaa Millaa QLD 4886

                                  A timeless space                                  By Mike Gaia ·  · From Pic of the Week
Awaiting a sunrise on top of a mountain... a timeless space... what will the future bring? Be ready...    Published 19 Dec 2016.  Cairns City QLD 4870

What a great day we had at this amazing place...

By Mike Gaia ·  · From Pic of the Week
What a great day we had at this amazing place... waterfall after waterfall... and the water clear and green like emeralds...     Published 28 Jun 2017.  Maxwelton QLD 4822

Morning glow
By Klae McGuinness ·  · From Pic of the Week
The first rays of sunlight trying to get through storm clouds at the Miners Memorial Park in Cobar NSW                 Published 29 Jun 2017.  Cobar NSW 2835

Slight sea mist at sunset
By Di Lymbury ·  · From Pic of the Week
View of a winter landscape at the top of the hill at Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, Seal Rocks.                   Published 29 Jun 2017.  Seal Rocks NSW 2423

Sergei Skripal and daughter murdered with nerve gas

Boris Johnson

Double agent Sergei Skripal was convicted in Russia in 2006 for spying for Britain. 
He and his 33 year old daughter Yukia were found slumped unconscious on a bench outside a shopping centre in Salisbury on Sunday afternoon and both are still in a critical condition.
Police are treating the incident as attempted murder but as yet they don't know how they were contaminated.
Skripal and his daughter dined at the Zizzi pizza restaurant and had a drink at the Bishop's Mill pub in Salisbury. 
Skripal helped British intelligence identify dozens of Russian agents in Britain before his arrest in 2004.
He was sentenced to 13 years in 2006 after a secret trial and was swapped for Russian spies caught in the west and given refuge in Britain in 2010
This week British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson threatened Moscow with sanctions and described Russia as a "Malign and disruptive" state.
Russia denied any involvement and condemned Johnson for "wild" comments and said anti-Russian hysteria was being whipped up intentionally to damage relations with London.
"Londongrad" is the name given to London because of the vast amounts of Russian money which poured into the city since the fall of the Soviet Union.
We all remember what happened to ex KGB Alexander Kitvinenko, murdered with radioactive polonium-210 in London and the British inquiry that found Mr Putin was probably responsible.

A second eyewitness at the scene said the woman was frothing at the mouth and the man's arms stopped moving when he began to throw up.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Married at first sight

 Socalled experts: John Aiken, Mel Schilling and Dr Trisha Stratford.
Married at first sight is a cruel scam that is working very well. Channel 9 must be celebrating as this reality show rates its head off.  But the naive public believe it's all true and don't realize that every scene is contrived.

The producers have said "This ground-breaking social experiment is returning and will continue to help Australian singles find their potential lifelong partner using the science of matchmaking."

And that's a lie right there.  It's not a social experiment at all but a sham.  The producers know the young men they choose have no intention of looking for a life partner, blind Freddie can see they only want publicity for themselves while the women are disrespected and left embarrassed for crying on film, which they know only makes it more interesting.

And the three so-called experts with their cringeworthy advice, it's hard to believe they expect viewers to take them seriously.

Described as "not a competition" with no cash prizes, contestants are promised only the opportunity to find love, so there is no reward for the couples taking part, meanwhile Channel 9 produces a high rating reality show that costs them nothing.

Shame on you Channel 9.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Today's ABC Open photos

Early morning walk

By labluva ·  · From Pic of the Week
Published 21 Jun 2017.  Mount Compass SA 5210

Red-eared firetail

By shotbysas ·  · From Pic of the Week
Published 27 Jun 2017.  Perth WA

A nice look at the talons of a Greater Sooty Owl

By faunagraphic_ ·  · From Pic of the Week
  A nice look at the talons of a Greater Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa)
                  Published 27 Jun 2017.  Bundall QLD 4217

Sea pool
By marisakent ·  · From Pic of the Week
Published 27 Jun 2017.  Bondi Junction NSW 2022


Out at Coppins Gap, East Pilbara
Out at Coppins Gap, East Pilbara.
Published 26 Jun 2017.  Gibson Desert North WA 0872

The A team ready to educate weaners

By pilbaraworkingdogs ·  · From Pic of the Week

Published 27 Jun 2017.  Nanutarra WA 6751

Today's ABC Open photos

Dolphins playing in the waves

By trace2674 ·  · From Pic of the Week
Published 24 Mar 2017.  Newcastle NSW 2300

A Red Boobook

By ddubtoille ·  · From Pic of the Week
A Red Boobook (Ninox boobook lurida) from Lake Eacham over the weekend, I saw this guy fly down from a tree and grab a small mammal and take off and was a bit annoyed I missed out on a photo so kept on herping and came back at the end of the walk and he was back in the tree so luckily got this photo of his grumpy face.      Published 22 Jun 2017.  Crater Lakes National Park QLD 4884

Taken with my iPhone
By ddubtoille ·  · From Pic of the Week
I saw this Keelback in the Ross River last night eating a Cane Toad.  Keelbacks are the only snake in Australia that have a slight immunity to.   The introduced Cane Toad is poisonous, so Keelbacks are able to ingest them with minimal effects.    Published 13 Jun 2017.  Ross River QLD 4816

Winter colour
By madjacktaylor ·  · From Pic of the Week
Published 26 Jun 2017.  Bundall QLD 4217

Sparkler World Record attempt
By Jodie Nash ·  · From Pic of the Week
Tonight we were aiming for a world record for the number of sparklers going at the same time. I know that we made an Australian record. And for the world record? We certainty gave it our best try. l did hear that it was the highest attendance for Mudgeeraba Show which was a fantastic effort since only a few months ago it was flooded after the effects of Cyclone Debbie.   Published 26 Jun 2017.  Mudgeeraba QLD 4213

Bill and his dogs
By Jodie Nash ·  · From Pic of the Week
I'd been in Grafton for the weekend for a photography convention so of course I was going to try take as many photos as I could. This morning it was misty again so I went out seeing cows, goats, birds and even got to ride the ferry.  On my back way to Grafton I went down a dirt road and that's when I met Bill. He came along with his three dogs (the one hiding at the back is retired). We had a good yarn and I asked if I could take his photo. I'm sure this wasn't what he'd planned for his morning but he happily obliged.         Published 22 May 2017. Grafton NSW 2460