WA Today reports that police are weekly requesting personal information from Perth’s public transport system without a subpoena – and are receiving it. Police using Smartrider to track people Police are using the Public Transport Authority’s Smartrider electronic ticketing system… Read More ›
Month: November 2009
I wrote about this before, with very preliminary data, very small numbers – the June figures from the CDC on obesity as a risk factor for swine flu, which was showing that the prevalence of obesity in the ‘severe’ group… Read More ›
The worst thing is the racial subtext to this whole thing. Indigenous children are vastly overrepresented in gaols.
A very heartfelt yet also very antagonistic column from one mother who was unable to breastfeed her child, and who is hugely unimpressed by the National Breastfeeding Strategy announced last week.
It’s one of the many things that people mock about Charles, the Prince of Wales. Don’t get me wrong, like all royals there are loads of things that are eminently ridiculous about him and his pursuits. I find the whole concept of royalty offensively ridiculous. But what I don’t find ridiculous about him is the fact that he chose to marry Camilla Parker-Bowles, yet he is constantly mocked for it because she is unapologetically middle-aged, and thus not considered beautiful enough to be a royal wife.
Olde-tyme Hoydenizens may remember that I wrote about Keiko Fukuda back in 2007, in the Friday Hoyden feature. Fukuda is probably the most knowledgeable and accomplished judoka alive, the last living student of Jigoro Kano, the founder of judo. Geekfeminism… Read More ›
What’s grinding my gears today: WA Today: Poor parenting alarms schools Education Minister Julia Gillard has acknowledged that poor parenting is placing a heavy burden on schools and has promised principals she will give them more support to tackle violence,… Read More ›
Today’s theme is: Mathematics! Runner up: Post your own favourite Theme Cheez o’ t’ week here, and wait for admin image magic to make it appear. Please post a link to a FULL webpage, rather than a direct link to… Read More ›