Tag Archive: Melbourne


Melbourne Terror Plot: Raids Live Coverage

 

 

 

 

 

” One teenager has been charged, three released and another remains in custody after police raids targeting an alleged Anzac Day terror plot in Melbourne.

  An estimated 200 Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police officers arrested the five men after seven raids across Melbourne’s southeast before dawn today.

  Police have charged 18-year-old Hallam teenager Sevdet Besim with “conspiracy to commit acts done in preparation for, or planning, terrorist acts”, a Commonwealth offence.

  Mr Besim appeared for a 30-second hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court where he was remanded in custody to reappear for a filing hearing on Friday.

  Dressed in a black windcheater, the bearded Besim did not bow to magistrate Alan Spillane as he was taken to the holding cells below.

  Narre Warren man Lindim Sulejmani, 18, has been released and is expected to be charged on summons with prohibited weapons offences.

  The two other Narre Warren men, aged 18 and 19, have been released pending further enquiries.”

 

Read more and see related article on UK “youth” who was also arrested for terror plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystery Cosmic Radio Burst Caught In Real-Time For The First Time Ever

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A huge, short burst of radio waves tearing through space has been caught in real time for the first time ever—and it could help scientists work out where these mysterious cosmic bursts come from. Until now, we only knew of these bursts from historical data.

  A team of scientists from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, has identified the first ever fast radio burst, sometimes known as a blitzar, as it happened. These bursts last around one millisecond and give off as much energy as the sun does in a million years. Zing.”

” This blitzar’s origin is a mystery, but whatever caused it “must be huge, cataclysmic and up to 5.5 billion light years away,” according to researcher Emily Petroff when she spoke to New Scientist. It could be a flare from a giant magnetized neutron star, the collapse of an oversized neutron star, or something else altogether.”

Gizmodo has more

Sinkhole Swallows Australian Woman Hanging Up Washing

 

 

 

 

 

 

” An Australian woman has been rescued by firefighters after falling into a ten-foot sinkhole in a Melbourne garden.

  The woman, in her early 50s, was hanging out washing in the Springvale garden when she fell into the two-foot wide hole, a Country Fire Authority spokesman said.

  It took approximately 20 minutes for neighbours to hear her cries for help and call emergency services.

  Paramedic Stephanie Palamberis told the ABC in Australia that at one point the woman’s head was under water.

” The woman told us she was hanging washing out in the backyard at about 11.30am when the ground gave way,” she said.

” She fell with the dirt and mud, dropping about three metres and landing in waist deep water.”

 

Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company Producing Spy Gear For Cops Calls Cops On PINAC For Recording Facilities From Public

 

 

 

 

” A secretive Florida company called the Harris Corporation has been supplying federal, state and local law enforcement agencies with cell phone tracking devices that allow authorities to collect information from citizens without the annoying requirement of having to obtain a warrant.

  But when PINAC correspondents Jeff Gray and Thomas Covenant pointed the cameras towards the facilities from a public sidewalk this week, company security guards called the cops.

  However, when the cops arrived, they pulled up behind Gray’s vehicle, taking notice of his license plate, and drove off, speeding right past a Harris Corporation security guard trying to flag them down.”

 

   The apparent special relationship between Harris Corporation and Florida law enforcement has not escaped the attention of the ACLU :

 

” The ACLU, which has been trying to pry open the details of this relationship for years, is still hammering away, focusing on a recent case out of Florida.

  As revealed in a recent opinion of a Florida appeals court, Tallahassee police used an unnamed device — almost certainly a stingray — to track a stolen cell phone to a suspect’s apartment. (The case’s association with stingrays was first pointed out by CNET’s Declan McCullagh in January). They then knocked on the door, asked permission to enter and, when the suspect’s girlfriend refused, forced their way inside, conducted a search, and arrested the suspect in his home. Police opted not to get warrants authorizing either their use of the stingray or the apartment search. Incredibly, this was apparently because they had signed a nondisclosure agreement with the company that gave them the device. The police seem to have interpreted the agreement to bar them even from revealing their use of stingrays to judges, who we usually rely on to provide oversight of police investigations.

  When the suspect’s lawyer tried to ask police how they tracked the phone to his client’s house, the government refused to answer. A judge eventually forced the government to explain its conduct to the lawyer, but only after closing the courtroom to the public and sealing the transcript of the proceedings so the public and the press could never read it. “

 

    A visit to the company website revealed no reference to the “Stingray” tracking device and as a matter of fact the search bar does an auto-correct to “string” and will not even allow the word stingray to be typed into the box . It comes as  no surprise that the watchers do not like being watched .

   Here is a screenshot of the company board of directors while you can read the corporation’s 2013 annual report here . They do approximately five billion dollars a year in business supplying the government with all manner of state of the art communications gear . The have fingers in every pie , from drones to stealth technology to satellites and ground troop communications .

 

Harris Corp Board Of Directors

 

 

   Here is a photo of the Stingray cellphone tracking device that Harris does not manufacture … at least according to their products and services page …

 

 

 

 

 

… while this image shows how the non-existent “Stingray” works …

 

 

 

 

    Bear in mind that this “non-existent” device is regularly being used to eavesdrop on unsuspecting cellphone users without benefit of a search warrant and so is just another means of law enforcement breaking the law and violating our rights and the Constitution . The police are even lying to judges regarding the existence and use of this tyrannical technology .

 

    If you do not believe the “Police State” is here and growing in America you are a fool .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blockheads! Youths Destroy Giant 100,000-Piece Lego Helicopter — Worth $23K — In Australia

 

 

” The Lego chopper, believed to be the biggest ever made, took Melbourne-based Lego “certified professional” Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught six weeks to build but was smashed to pieces by vandals in a mall in Cairns, in north Queensland.

Police are scouring surveillance footage after a tourist said he witnessed a group of youths push the model over before they fled the scene.

Local parents who were hoping to take their kids to see “Elvis the Helicopter” said they were devastated over the incident.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 Dreamy Art Installations You Want To Live In

 

 

8. The Rain Room at The Barbican, London

 

The Rain Room at The Barbican, London

 

 

” The room is fitted with 3D cameras that sense your location in the room, and automatically turn off the water valves above your head, allowing you to walk through the downpour without getting wet.”

 

Source: semelphotography.tumblr.com

 

 

 

Not yet interested in clicking the link? Then have another sample .

 

 

22. Kusama’s Obliteration Room

 

Source: thisiscolossal.com

 

 

 

 

“This is what happens when you give thousands of stickers to thousands of kids.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 very cool living art installations . Check them out . We are sure you will not be disappointed .

 

 

 

 

 

Korean War POW Finally Gets Medal At 80

 

 

” Gordon L. Petro, a retired U.S. Army command sergeant major, thinks the two years he spent in captivity during the Korean War were a “cakewalk.”

“I spent a couple of years in a POW camp in Korea,” he said. “But it was probably a cakewalk compared to what those poor guys went through in Vietnam.”

U.S. Congressman Bill Posey presented the humble veteran, who served 27 years in the Army, with a Prisoner of War medal on Friday. Petro, who is now 80, retired as a command sergeant major and then pursued a career teaching Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, in California. He retired, again, to Brevard County.”

 … Video Of New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Reverse

 

 

NYE Fireworks In Reverse

 

 

 

” Before the holiday mood completely disappears, take a break if you can to watch this video of the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Melbourne, Australia.

The guy who made it, Julian Tay, writes he was:

“Curious to see what fireworks would look like if I played it backwards. Turns out, it looks pretty awesome. Playing it in reverse gives it that cool slow-mo feel which is strangely soothing and tranquil. Totally opposite of the true nature of fireworks.”

And, yes, this has been done by others. But with about 120,000 views (and counting), Tay’s has quickly become the most-watched of the YouTube videos that pop up for us with a search of the term “fireworks in reverse.” “