Sobering thoughts on the eve of International Women’s Day. Trigger warning for descriptions of violence against women and children.
First year of school fun. Not.
For Hoydens within travelling distance of Canberra, this year’s Pamela Denoon lecture will be given on International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March), at the ANU, on on “Sex, Women and the 21st Century in Papua New Guinea”.
Diet promoter suggests grading students based on their BMI.
Delegates agreed to start work next year on a new legally binding treaty to cut greenhouse gases to be decided by 2015 and to come into force by 2020.
It’s been almost a month since Allie Brosh posted this at her blog Hyperbole and a Half, but I only just saw it: Adventures in Depression. I know I can definitely relate to this, and I have the feeling that I’m not the only one. Related posts: Outland Open Thread: Episode 5, “Toby” Outland Open Thread: Episode 4, “Fab” Quickhit:… Read more →
Anyone concerned about family members at the Quakers Hill Nursing Home can call 1800 227 228 for information.
From latest bulletins it seems a fire alarm sounded at about 5am and despite fast firefighting response (6 minutes according to the radio) the fire had become massive. As of the 8:30am bulletins police are advising that 9 people have died and that 20 more people are being treated for burns injuries.
…because life would have been much easier these last 2 weeks if we’d thought to make sure these things were done a few months ago:
When one particular question on an exam paper is literally incomprehensible for the whole class when they compare notes afterwards – not just one or two students, but every single one of them agreed that they had no idea what the jargon used in the question even meant – is it the students’ problem that nobody understands the question, or is it the teacher’s problem that nobody understood the question?
FIX MY INTERNET YOU USELESS BASTARDS. (posted using my portable wifi from another carrier, which only works with my netbook, which I now may have to use for the whole day UNTIL YOU FIX MY BROADBAND) Related posts: Dear young person who was possibly looking after somebody else’s dogs Sam de Brito to Women– FEMINISM: UR DOIN IT RONG (but… Read more →
Stories about Irene will be all over the news today, and many of them will say that the evacuation orders for low-lying areas, particularly in NYC, were an overreaction. They will say this because there have been so few deaths, so few tragic images for the news media. The people who will be saying this will be wrong.
An arrest has been made in the Daniel Morcombe case. The arrested person faces court tomorrow. Supporters of Daniel and his family are asked to wear something red tomorrow to show your support.
The shock and horror I’m feeling must be a pale shadow of what those in Norway are feeling. My thoughts are with them all.
Whatever it was that sets artists apart, Amy Winehouse had it. The fact that she “lost it” meant little.