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Botched Border Control – Unicorn Passport Gets Through Customs

We all know how much of a crack down border security has become in the recent years since 9/11. Coming from Northern Ireland myself I’m no stranger to being stopped for searches going into airports, on the roads leading up to airports at  custom built army car security points, or even going into shops and […]

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Dissecting Copyright Laws: A Much Better Piece of Silence

If you are a musician, or know someone who is, I can say with a fair amount of confidence that you probably agree with me that copyright laws have gone beyond stupid levels. They’re inconsistently policed, inconsistently defined among different artistic industries, and hugely subjective. In my other, secretive life outside of Intentious, I am […]

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Newborn baby found trapped in sewer pipe in China, Liveleak

Sewer baby somehow survives, Chinese fathers not accountable

This video is heartbreaking. I don’t have a transcript of the entire thing but later in the video one of the rescuers can be heard saying “Be careful, be careful! That’s enough, do not saw anymore, use pliers!” In the middle of the afternoon in Pujiang County, Zhejiang Jiangnan in China, a tenant of an […]

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Offshore processing is not working – end it now.

Already as reported on the ABC, the Christmas Island detention centre is beyond capacity, with 2200/2000 people housed after 63 asylum seekers arrived late Tuesday. New arrivals are now being housed in tents or marquees. “That represents basically the end of any sort of orderly immigration system.” Why don’t the asylum seekers go to China, […]

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Amy’s Baking Company Nightmare: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all?

In the last few days I’ve enjoyed among the most entertaining moments of my life online, watching the train wreck unfold on the Facebook page of infamous Amy’s Baking Company in Arizona, owned by Amy and Samy Bouzaglos. I’m not going to go into a huge amount of detail describing its owners and what happened […]

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