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Bondage robbery, man outsources own job to China and watches cat videos - 10 things

Algerian Govt.: Oops we killed a lot of people

Those foreign hostages taken at the Algerian gas works on Wednesday—a lot of them could be dead. The Algerian government launched an assault on the complex that included air and ground troops. According to the Islamists, who have ties to Al Qaeda, 34 civilians and 15 Islamists were killed in the assault. One foreign diplomat in Algiers summed the attack up with such understatement, I laughed: “[the attack] did not go too well for the hostages.” The attack follows the successful escape of 41 hostages yesterday… that’s a LOT of people to escape in one go, so obviously, the terrorists are finding it hard to cover the whole complex. I’d have launched an assault on them too I guess.

GOLDRUSH: “The piece of metal that drives people crazy”

There are more professional videos on Youtube covering this week’s gold nugget find in Ballarat, but this one is informative, succinct, in a Russian accent and he describes gold as “the metal that drives people crazy.” WORD.

Rethink sugary drinks campaign

Health organisations the Cancer Council, Diabetes Australia and the National Heart Foundation have combined forces to tackle the problem of sugar—specifically sugary drinks, as the slogan goes. They’ve launched a campaign to target soft drinks that are often seen as “innocuous,” according to Craig Sinclair, chair of Cancer Council Australia. The TV ad is borrowed from a similar campaign launched in New York… though a massive difference here is that we don’t really want 2-litre drink cups. As my personal trainer says—the best way to lose weight is to “stop drinking your calories”… LOL! Handsome, muscly idiot—WTF would you know?

Vale Mr Drummond

Conrad Bain, 89, better known to 80s and *cough* 70s generations as Mr Drummond from the show Diff’rent Strokes, passed away on Monday from “natural causes” (a term I never trust because it should be assumed, right)? In the show, Bain’s Mr Drummond adopted two black American children, Willis and Arnold Jackson, the latter played by Cary Colman, whom Bain outlived.

A “well-regulated militia” needs GUNS!

This video! ‘Nuff said… cept America really is insane. “Over 90-percent of all gun crimes are committed with stolen guns.” So, if they weren’t sold in the first place, they wouldn’t be stolen? BOOM!

Gun massacres limited to 10 people MAX

In response to Obama’s proposals on gun reform, the NRA has promised the ‘fight of the century’ if the proposals are implemented. Them’s actual fighting words and it’s disgusting that an organisation, let alone individuals, can challenge a (roughly) democratic government in such a brash way. Wayne LaPierre, NRA Exec VP, stated "I warned you this day was coming and now it's here. It's not about protecting your children. It's not about stopping crime. It's about banning your guns… period." No Wayne, that’s incorrect. Be thankful that under new proposals, magazines will be limited to 10 rounds. That’s a maximum of 10 people you can kill with a semi-automatic rifle (unless you’re a particularly good shot). PS: 900 Americans have been killed by guns in the last month. To put that into perspective: “There were dozens of shootings across western Sydney last year, with Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott at one point describing the violence as a "reign of terror on the streets of Sydney".”

Double shooting in Western Sydney—Gillard hints at crackdown

"I have asked [Home Affairs Minister] Jason Clare to prepare for cabinet and for Government some options to address this violence and to explore the limits of the Federal Government's legal and constitutional responsibilities in this area," PM Julia Gillard responding to yesterday’s shooting in the Sydney suburb of Wetherill Park.

Bondage robbery—you asked for it

In 2011 Trent Jennings escaped from a psychiatric hospital to meet a 50-year-old man he met in a bondage chat room. He tied the man up “with his consent” and proceeded to rob him, transferring $400 to his account (which the bank reversed) and taking his Mercedes Benz 4WD with matching iPad and phone. Why you do you want to be tied up by a stranger? Maybe it’s a defined fetish I’m not aware of. That bondage victim is lucky he’s alive—not even the safest of safe words is going to help you in those situations. Jennings was jailed after murdering a man in 2003 during what The Newcastle Herald calls a “drug fuelled sex romp.” Sorry Herald, sex on drugs are far more common than you make it out to be.

US man outsources job to China—watches cat videos all day

An “unnamed company” approached Verizon to investigate a security breach where a “VPN connection had been opened between its systems and China almost every day for months—sometimes staying open for the whole of the working day.” They discovered that a company employee was outsourcing his programming job to a Chinese company for a fifth of his own 6-figure salary. Furthermore, he still showed up to work each day. While the Chinese were beavering away on his programming work, he was surfing: Reddit, eBay and cat videos! Brilliance! It’s the story of one man, mimicking the way big business works. But why did he think he wouldn’t get away with it? Of all professionals, a programmer should have thought that far ahead. You could have covered your tracks Bob!

Google Maps did not the a donkey

A street view image on Google Maps in Botswana shows what appeared to be a dead donkey on the road. There has been speculation, typical of the interweb, that the Google Maps vehicle killed the donkey. But Google has nipped the rumours in the ass with an official statement stating otherwise and proving it with images of the donkey standing afterward.

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