Category: Noted

  • … wouldn’t be a great loss

    Found on An Eclectic Mind and had to share: George Bush and Dick Cheney, while visiting a primary school class, found themselves in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asked both men if they would like to lead the discussion of the word ‘tragedy.’ So Mr. Cheney asks…

  • Fear for humpbacks as Japan whaling fleet sets sail

    A humpback whale breaches in Jervis Bay, NSW. Photo: Ken Robertson A Japanese whaling fleet left today for an expedition activists say will for the first time target humpbacks, a perennial favourite among whale-watchers. The Nisshin Maru, the 8000-tonne flagship of Japan’s whaling fleet, left Shimonoseki port for the Antarctic along with catcher boats around…

  • APEC’s $250m security cracked by comics

    The team from hit ABC television show The Chaser’s War on Everything have been charged after driving a convoy through APEC’s $250 million security blockade. The comics left authorities red-faced yesterday after the security breach only metres from the Sydney hotel where US President George W. Bush is staying. Eleven people were charged, including stars…

  • Dams ‘contributing to global warming’

    The world’s dams are contributing millions of tonnes of harmful greenhouse gases and spurring on global warming, according to a US environmental agency. International Rivers Network executive director Patrick McCully told Brisbane’s Riversymposium rotting vegetation and fish found in dams produced surprising amounts of methane – 25 times stronger than carbon dioxide. ‘Often it’s accepted…

  • Cheney’s thoughts in 1994

    What a dickhead. Just listen to this 1994 interview — and weep! Weep for thousands of American soldiers killed in a futile battle, weep for hundreds of thousand of Iraqis killed for naught.

  • Dolphin trains trainer

    At the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Mississippi, Kelly the dolphin has quite a reputation. All the institute’s dolphins are trained to hold onto any litter that falls into their pools until they see a trainer, when they can trade the litter for fish. Kelly took this task one step further. When people drop…

  • Japanese killed pregnant whales

    More than half the whales killed by Japanese whalers in the Antarctic last summer were pregnant females, the Humane Society International said today. The group said that of the 505 Antarctic minke whales killed, 262 of them were pregnant females, while one of the three giant fin whales killed was also pregnant. The findings came…