I’ve been excessively caught up with work and home lately so, true to recent form, this post comes several days late for my initial link, but the topic holds true.
Last Friday (or presumably Thursday night some time) a pack of blokes with fluro vests and some official-looking trappings traversed the length of Swan Street, . . . → Read More: A Bit of Funny Buggers
A while back, in a post I have lost the reference for, Smoph linked to an ACT Government/Canberra Rape Crisis Centre awareness campaign designed to prevent sexual violence at university campuses.
“Seventeen per cent of university students had experienced rape, and 12 per cent had experienced an attempted rape,” she said.
“Only about 3 per . . . → Read More: The Cream of the Crop
Last Sunday, R & B star Chris Brown performed at the Grammys, and also received one for best R&B album.
Let me say at the outset that I know very little about him or his musical style and, as far as I know, have never heard any of his music. I’m in no position to . . . → Read More: On Chris Brown and the Grammys…
There was a reasonably serious article this week about the difficulties in retaining police and protective services officers in Victoria, with The Fuzz resigning at a rate of 4 per week.
The full reasoning is written up via that link should you feel so inclined, but there was one line tucked away in the darkest . . . → Read More: But Tele Wouldn’t Lie…
It’s Tuesday, and high time we did another debate. Today, it’s boys versus girls!
Fiction is replete with villains, and we would be armpit-deep in ne’er-do-wells if it not for those valiant detectives that pursue them doggedly. Whilst on television nowadays, detective work is done by lawyers, naval officers, medical examiners, mediums (media?), private agencies . . . → Read More: Topics on Tuesday: The debate’s afoot!
Last week, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis for murder, by lethal injection.
Of the nine witnesses that testified against him at his trial, seven have since recanted – some saying they were bullied or threatened by the investigating officers in order to get their testimony. In one case, one was illiterate and unable . . . → Read More: Topics on Tuesday: I sentence you to death
OK. I’m trying out the random post about something in the news (apologies to harlequin because I didn’t give him, or anyone else for that matter, a heads up).
By now, you would have had to have been living under a rock if you’d not heard that a man has been arrested for the murder of . . . → Read More: Convicted before trial
Or, maybe the real question is, who?
Yesterday, a Swedish man was found guilty of murdering and then eating his girlfriend.
Cannibalism, whilst not a topic that often comes up at the dinner table, is one of those crimes on the fringes of polite society. It seems that it’s always there. About a year ago, . . . → Read More: What’s eating you?
As reported on news.com.au today.
I was particularly struck by this section of the article:
claimed he did not realise he was naked from the waist down, a court has heard.
The prosecutor said that, when interviewed, Weston told police he had driven from . . . → Read More: In the news… Naked driver
I went to the dentist last weekend.
It was a visit I’d been dreading. Not an unusual feeling – a lot of people don’t like it, but I knew I had a few things wrong and I knew it would be bad, and expensive, news. A few people fear the dentist . . . → Read More: Diplomatic relations are like pulling teeth….