Posted: March 8th, 2015 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: CRIME!, News | Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Crime, Foreign Fighters Bill, IS, ISIS, Middle East, Syria | Comments Off on Two Australian Teenage Brothers Stopped at Sydney Airport en-route to ISIS Middle East Conflict Zone
The Australian Government is crowing the work of Customs and Border Protection officers who intercepted two Sydney teenage brothers, believed to be travelling to conflict zones in the Middle East.
The 16 and 17-year-olds came to the attention of Customs officers at Sydney Airport on Friday. The pair had return tickets to an undisclosed destination in the Middle East and a search of their luggage raised further suspicions of their intent.
Customs officers determined that they were intending to travel without the knowledge of their parents. The brothers were later allowed to leave the airport with their parents and were issued court attendance notices :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 4th, 2014 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: News, Revolute | Tags: Anti-Terrorism Laws, Australian Crime, JIHAD, Syria, Terrorism | Comments Off on Terrorism Threat Greatest Since 9/11
The West is facing a more powerful terrorism threat now than in the lead-up to 9/11 because of the Middle East’s current political and economic uncertainty, according to one of Australia’s top security analysts.
Research director at thinktank, The Lowy Institute for International Policy, Anthony Bubalo says the region’s many conflicts have galvanised international extremism and provided an environment in which “a whole new generation of jihadists is being re-tooled and re-trained”.
Mr Bubalo argues that the current turmoil in the Middle East is incubating a new generation of jihadists, he says in many respects the current conditions in the region are worse than those that saw the emergence of radical groups like al-Qaeda.
Mr Bubalo says that Australia will need to properly sustain its counter terrorism efforts in years to come, in light of the number of Australians taking part in wars around the globe. He says there is an immediate threat from foreign fighters returning from the Syrian civil war both to Australia and Indonesia with military skills and extremist connections :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 25th, 2014 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web | Tags: Catholic Church in the Digital Age, Catholic Teachings, Pope Francis, Popes Official Twitter Account, Religious View, St Peter's Square | Comments Off on Internet is a “Gift from God” According to the Pope
Pope Francis says the internet is “a gift from God” and called on Catholics to “boldly become citizens of the digital world”.
“The internet offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God,” the Argentinian born pontiff said in his first World Communication Day message, given annually by the pope. :Let us boldly become citizens of the digital world. Let our communication be a balm which relieves pain and a fine wine which gladdens hearts.”
The 77-year-old pontiff is a keen Twitter user whose account has attracted more than 10 million followers, check: twitter.com/Pontifex
But he also makes a point of privileging human relationships and physical touch, often walking among the crowds who flock to see him in St Peter’s Square and embracing the ill or disabled :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 7th, 2014 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: NSFW! | Tags: Adult Toys, Apple iWach, Google Glass, iPhone Vibrator, iPod Vibrator, NSFW!, NSFWR18, OhMiBod, Remote Vibrator, Self Satisfaction, Underwear, Wearable Technology | Comments Off on NSFW! Tuned IN… TRULY Turned ON
We’re connected, in more ways than ever before. Connected to lovers globally, without the need to ever meet, to digital media without needing to ever leave the house, we’re connected electronically, hardwired, wireless and wifi’d. We’re well connected!
It feels like at any moment, the need for another human to satisfy our tactile needs will be redundant, we’re edging ever closer to not even needing our own hand to do that trick?
One connection that’s hard to break is the touch that tunes give, music, it touches us in so many ways, well ADD ANOTHER! :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 7th, 2014 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Grilled Auto News | Tags: Adrian Van Anz, Analytic E-bike, Derringer Board-track eBike, Electric Bike, Grilled Motoring News, Kickstarter, Megura Electric Throttle | Comments Off on Adrian Van Anz’ Derringer Board-track eBike
Board-track bikes are all the rage in the burbs, these two stroke café racers are just about as much fun as you can have on two wheels. Styling for these 1920s inspired cycles is super sleek, fine fitted metal work mounted to tubular framing, screaming speed and smacking a smile on the face of riders.
Legendary board-track builders, Derringer, have branched out to include an eBike: World Meet the Derringer V Heritage Series. The two-stroke has been replaced by a choice of 3 electric motors, the styling stays true :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 29th, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: China | Tags: china, Corrupt Officials, Corrupt Politicians, Corruption, Hengyang Election, Jiang Jiemin, President Xi Jinping, Xu Zhiyong | Comments Off on CHINA! 500 Lawmakers Resign Amid Corruption Scandal
More than 500 lawmakers in a Chinese city have resigned after being implicated in a bribery scandal, while another 56 provincial legislators have been sacked as the government steps up its war on graft.
The official Xinhua news agency said the 512 lawmakers in Hengyang city in the poor, landlocked southern province of Hunan resigned after they took bribes from 56 members of the provincial assembly.
The total amount of the bribes was more than 110 million yuan ($20 million) and the money was used to swing the results of elections, Xinhua said, citing a Hunan government statement.
China does not have fully democratic one-man, one-vote elections but has experimented with a selection process at the grassroots for local legislatures, even if most candidates are Communist Party members and there is rarely more than a single candidate for each position available :: Read the full article »»»»