I'm supposed to be writing a post about Bradfield the Sydney Harbour Bridge guy today. But I've got to earn some money instead so here's some reading to be going on with:
The powerful owls and their 11 hectares of bush still have a DA (Development Appilcation) hanging over their heads. Don't quote me on this but I think it's that bit of land on the corner of Hillview Street and Veron Road, right opposite the high school's sheep and across the road from the golf course.
Last year there was a fire in the bike shop on Railway Street. The bike shop moved down a few doors to number 18 but the beauty salon next to it had to shut down due to fire damage. The owner didn't have the dosh to go into a new shop and had to close for 8 months.
It's open again now. It's that place near the station lights, right next to Councillor Holstein's rather garish election office. Don't know if they do a back-crack-n-sac but you can ask.
In yer face Howard
Miner bullied at work wins second pay-out. She wouldn't sign a WorkChoices agreement (individual employment contract typically nullifying your holiday pay & safety). She got bullied and harrassed by her boss. She fought back, with the help of the union. She got awarded compo to be paid by her employer. She now works for the union.
More good news
"A REVOLUTIONARY technology that uses sunlight and sea water to produce an unlimited supply of clean, hydrogen fuel could be developed within a decade, Sydney researchers say.
Leigh Sheppard, of the University of NSW, estimated that 1.6 million of the solar devices, installed on rooftops, would be able to produce enough hydrogen gas to supply Australia's entire energy needs. ... Hydrogen was a clean and efficient fuel for powering everything from vehicles to furnaces and air conditioning. "When you burn it, it gives water, so there is no pollution of the environment," [Professor Tributsch] said." (SMH)
How cool would that be? We've got so much sun here we might end up exporting power and, exports or not, we wouldn't have to drink recycled wee after all.
Texas unlikely home of world's biggest gay church. That's right, peeps. Texas. The home of George "I can't talk proper" Bush and more fundies than you can poke a stick at has a church with a 3,500 strong mostly-queer congregational. Praise the lord!
Don't live in Texas? Try the Metropolitan Community Church or the Universal Life Church.
Toughing it out
This guy is one tough cookie. An hour after he was carjacked, stuffed in the boot and his car set on fire, he was back at work.
Can't find anything about that poor bastard found dead on the tracks on Bridge Walk day. Anyone know what happened?