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Top notch satire, fully authorized as election advertising, on lampposts across Canberra today. #auspol
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Are there awards for election ads?
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It's never a surprise when a supposed miracle turns out to be something quite prosaic, but this one is particularly ironic.

"When a fisherman from a small beach town in Indonesia found a seemingly lifeless body on the shore, he genuinely believed it was an angel that had fallen from heaven.

“So it was checked by one of our team. It was a sex toy,” the area’s police chief, Heru Pramukarno, told local media.

The parents of the man who found the ‘angel’ had cared for it every day, changing its clothes and giving it a blouse and hijab as it slowly deflated."


AHHH, it’s a classic fairytale. The good villagers discover a holy angel. The good villagers worship the holy angel.
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Well... Did the police instruct the poor ignorant fishermen in the objects proper usage?

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Squadron Commander Turnbull leaves the TARDIS on his way to report to the Supreme Dalek that the Doctor has escaped again.
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After cocking up the DBN (Dalek Broadband Network) rollout and failing to establish the SBCC (Skaro Building and Construction Commission), Squadron Commander Turnbull knows he is unlikely to survive the daleks' wrath this time.
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"The world's first gluten-free barley beer will appear in German supermarkets on Friday, with the hope for more products to follow in other markets around the world.

So, how can barley, a gluten-containing grain, be gluten free? Using conventional plant breeding methods, CSIRO researchers have developed Kebari barley, a world-first barley grain that has ultra-low levels of hordeins, the type of gluten found in barley.

“Using conventional breeding we’ve reduced the gluten levels to 10,000 times less than regular barley, which more than meets the World Health Organisation’s recommendation for calling a grain gluten-free,” CSIRO Principal Research Scientist Dr Crispin Howitt said.

Although Pionier beer is only available in Germany, there's certainly hope Australia brewers will use Kebari barley to develop their own gluten-free barley beers for coeliacs around the country to enjoy."

I was lucky enough to participate in blind-tastings of experimental beers brewed with early strains of this barley 8 years ago. The Kebari beers were indistinguishable from the beers made from regular barley and were vastly superior to the traditional gluten-free beers made from sorghum and the like which stood out like a sore thumb.

It's a shame it wasn't picked up first by an Australian brewer, but coeliacs can rejoice that they should soon be able to enjoy the taste of real beer again.
Australian researchers have taken on the plight of those unable to stomach regular beer, by developing a gluten-free style of barley which would enable coeliacs and the diet conscious to knock bac
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One brilliant Australian doing his bit for Malcolm Turnbull's "Ideas Boom".

Make sure you listen to the audio, because that's where the best quotes are. I heard this on the radio yesterday and nearly crashed my car I was laughing so hard.
A New South Wales woolgrower is using photographic lures to encourage sheep into foreign environments.
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Check this out wildlife fans! The tooth-imprints on this onion show that a blue-tied Tony has recently been feeding near this inner-Canberra car park. At this point in the election cycle, this arrogant and self-absorbed creature is usually found in its northern Sydney nesting territory, so this is an exciting and rare find at this end of the blue-tied Tony's migratory range.
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I like a nice bikkie as much as the next Australian. The occasional Tim Tam or Iced Vovo, or even a chocolate-coated Teddy Bear can be a real comfort food pick-me-up when you are feeling down. I can understand passionate biscuit enthuiasts wanting to take the extra step of forming clubs to share in their mutual love of nibbling, dunking and the odd Tim Tam Slam, but I can't help feeling these outlaw bikkie gangs are taking it all a bit too far.
Canberra bikie landscape further fragments, after decades as a one-club city.
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My daughter heading out onto Lake Burley-Griffin as the sun rises.

Depending on your monitor's gamma setting you may be able to make out cows on the opposite shore.

Less bucolically, you can also see at far right the smoke billowing from the Piallago rubbish fire, which authorities say is likely to burn for days.
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Chicken pot pie: a family favourite.
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http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/what-is-so-offensive-about-this-school-workbook-20160411-go3mg3.html

To answer the question in the headline, it would appear that what this (catholic) school found so offensive about this page from a Health workbook is the fact that it suggests that sexuality might be a personal choice rather than something to be dictated by their church's dogmatic teachings.

What is so offensive about this textbook?
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Asexuality acknowledged
YAY!
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Probably the most positive and uplifting comic strip from Existential Comics ever.
A philosophy webcomic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also Jokes
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