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This is a worthy thing, and you get some good anime out of it!

This is a worthy thing, and you get some good anime out of it!

Originally shared by John Samuel

I'll be closing this at the end of the month, and there's some really nice discs up for grabs.

The Dusk Maiden of Amnesia comes with two soundtracks, and I quite liked Inu X Boku Secret Service.

I will also match your donation.
http://piratesobg.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/february-2014-anime-for-cancer-research-with-thanks-to-hanabeeofficial/

A little shout out for John Samuel - A case of life imitating art (to certain limited amounts).

A little shout out for John Samuel - A case of life imitating art (to certain limited amounts).

Please compare:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls_und_Panzer
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_biathlon

It is my personal opinion that we (as a country) so need to enter the latter...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls_und_Panzer

Thanks to Paul Snedden for passing on this reminder of the good stuff about being Australian in Australia.

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Thanks to Paul Snedden for passing on this reminder of the good stuff about being Australian in Australia. Yes, we have problems, but we're not going to fix them by pretending to be America.

Originally shared by Frank Warwick

Australia - through the Eyes of a Visiting American

Sometimes it is good to be reminded of the good things, not just the negatives:  

There's a lot to admire about Australia, especially if you're a visiting American, says David Mason.

More often than you might expect, Australian friends patiently listening to me enthuse about their country have said, ''We need outsiders like you to remind us what we have.''

So here it is - a small presumptuous list of what one foreigner admires in Oz.

1. Health care.

I know the controversies, but basic national health care is a gift.

In America, medical expenses are a leading cause of bankruptcy.

The drug companies dominate politics and advertising.

Obama is being crucified for taking halting baby steps towards s…

So, wondering what the hoo-ha about this "TPP" thing is?

So, wondering what the hoo-ha about this "TPP" thing is? Here is it explained, along with a whole lot of why modern economic theory breaks so badly. (Spoiler: The phrase "Bad Actors" could be applied.)
http://economixcomix.com/home/tpp/

Boosting the signal...

Boosting the signal... 

Originally shared by Jeffrey Watkins (The Next Doctor)

With only 30 days left to raise much needed funds, it looks like our little film may have its release date postponed even further. If you can help out, or know someone who might be able to help spread the word, please. I am personally proud of the work we have done here and it would be sad to see it not come to fruition. #indiegogo   #Nior   #Perth   #Film  
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-silent-city

Leunig nails it again...

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Leunig nails it again...

Originally shared by Kerry Wright

#australia #auspol #tonyabbott #scottmorrison #rezaberati #manusisland #royalcommission #leunig

Another significant quote: "The government's commitment to secrecy should be a concern for everyone.

Another significant quote: "The government's commitment to secrecy should be a concern for everyone. Secrecy is completely inadequate for democracy but totally appropriate for tyranny. If the minister will not inform the public, then we are within our right to assume the worst."

Originally shared by Sue T

Excerpt - Malcolm Fraser: "Forcing [refugees] to languish further in offshore detention centres in remote places is costly, cruel and, as shown by the events on Manus Island, increasingly dangerous .
... If a significant number of [refugees] came from Indonesia, the boats would stop. This would be the basis for a robust and fair system that processes refugee claims in a timely manner. It would ensure an efficient, affordable and humane approach .
Australia would not be ''flooded'' as a result; we control the number of people that are settled. We attract a small proportion of the world's refugees. For several years now, more than 90 per cent of asylu…

An excellent comparison of the various messaging apps out there.

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An excellent comparison of the various messaging apps out there.

Originally shared by Tim van de Rijdt

Here's a nice infographic by Nick Rock :)

"Wonder"

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"Wonder"
The mermaid tank at Fringeworld, Perth, 2014

"Past Reflecting Future"

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"Past Reflecting Future"
#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
Thomas Gillingham , Maurice Loy  , Samantha OBrien , Navin Upendran , Andrew Dobrucki , Bernhard Rembold ,
Robyn King , Francesco Scaglioni , 
ben wong
Week 8 : Mirrors

The inside of one of the Fringeworld Speigeltents, during the RTR-FM Brainspotting quiz and variety show, as seen reflected in one of the vintage mirrors lining the booths.

Brainspotting with RTR-FM

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Brainspotting with RTR-FM

My submissions to the Weekly Photo Project 2014

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My submissions to the Weekly Photo Project 2014 


#WeeklyPhotoProject2014 Weekly Photo Project 2014 curated by

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#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
Thomas Gillingham , Maurice Loy  , Samantha OBrien , Navin Upendran , Andrew Dobrucki , Bernhard Rembold ,
Robyn King , Francesco Scaglioni , 
ben wong
Week 7 : Macro

Dichroic Glass

It is not a new right, just an equal right.

It is not a new right, just an equal right.

Originally shared by martin ollman

come on aussie!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJGVVhiww3M&feature=share

I agree with John Samuel - the un-Thinker ones are better!

I agree with John Samuel - the un-Thinker ones are better!

Originally shared by John Samuel

Blink. Blink. The Statue of Liberty ones are amusing, but I think the Un-Thinker is better.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/02/10/capsule-toys-offer-an-irrevent-take-of-statue-of-liberty

#WeeklyPhotoProject2014 Weekly Photo Project 2014 curated by

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#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
Thomas Gillingham , Maurice Loy  , Samantha OBrien , Navin Upendran , Andrew Dobrucki , Bernhard Rembold ,
Robyn King , Francesco Scaglioni , 
ben wong
Week 5 : Cold

Catching up a little ....

I support this. Get the facts, check the research, and decide for yourself.

I support this. Get the facts, check the research, and decide for yourself.
http://www.nosharkcull.org/

The protest against the current government's bait and kill policy to try and prevent shark attacks gets stronger...

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The protest against the current government's bait and kill policy to try and prevent shark attacks gets stronger every day. Today over 6000 people gathered at Cottesloe Beach, and many thousands of others protested across Australia. Funds raised at the protest (and since the last one) have funded the establishment of http://www.nosharkcull.org/ and provided funds to WASC and Sea Shepard.