Category Archives: Humanitarian

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The man without a home.

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[Ed: It’s so easy to make ignorant assumptions and wrongly classify people into certain social categories!] Matte Dunn is not drug addicted, not an alcoholic, not a gambler and has no diagnosed mental illness, but he is homeless. This is … Continue reading

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The True Blue Aussie citizenship test.

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Are you a true blue Aussie? Take the new, improved Australian citizenship test. So, Peter Dutton wants a tougher citizenship test. “At the moment,” Dutton added, “the test is dictated essentially by questions around Australian trivia if you like and … Continue reading

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Life getting you down? There are always dogs !

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Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, Filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have. They have a particular kindness, gentleness and intuition when it comes to understanding their human friends. More . . .

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One million dollars in charity donations left forgotten in government coffers !

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Australia’s leading charities and non-profit organisations have had $500,000 in funds transferred into government coffers because they, in some cases, left them untouched in bank accounts for too long. A search for unclaimed money using terms such as “charitable”, “fundraiser” … Continue reading

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Forget Sydney and San Francisco, Christmas Island crab bridge helps migrating critters beat the traffic

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Christmas Island rangers have taken road safety to a whole new level with the construction of a “crab bridge” over the island’s busiest road. In preparation for the annual spawning season, rangers have been setting up barriers along the roadside … Continue reading

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Australia’s Ireland – What exactly is New Zealand’s relationship with Australia?

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Australians who happened to be born in New Zealand are being rounded up, locked up in hard-core detention facilities, and marooned. What’s this about? What exactly is New Zealand’s relationship with Australia? Kiwozi’s Note: Typically I steer well clear of … Continue reading

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Humans could be among the victims of sixth ‘mass extinction’, scientists warn.

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The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction with animals disappearing about 100 times faster than they used to, scientists warn, and humans could be among the first victims of the next extinction event. Not since the age of … Continue reading

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Paris begins removing nearly 1 million love locks from iconic bridges

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Paris, known worldwide as the city of romance, has begun the heart-breaking process of removing hundreds of thousands of love locks, padlocks chained to the city’s bridges by adoring couples. Yellow-vested officials were out early Monday morning (local time) on … Continue reading

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World’s oldest person, Misao Okawa, dies aged 117 in Japan

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The world’s oldest person, Misao Okawa, has died in Japan a month after celebrating her 117th birthday. The nursing home where she lived in Osaka said she died around 7:00am (local time). On the occasion of her birthday early last … Continue reading

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The 12 most likely causes of the Apocalypse.

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Intelligent computers that take over the world and an incurable virus that kills off the human race might sound like plots worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster – but scientists insist they are real threats. They are just two of the … Continue reading

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2014: 26 stories that inspire, delight, amaze or amuse.

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2014 has seen its share of heartbreak, but there have been lighter moments too, so here, in no particular order, is a selection of stories that inspire, delight, amaze or amuse. [Ed: because I only like Happy Endings]. More . … Continue reading

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World’s tallest man Sultan Kosen meets world’s shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi.

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The world’s tallest and shortest men have met in London at an event organised by Guinness World Records. The little and large act met as people across the globe tried to break all manner of weird and wacky world records, … Continue reading

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Terminally ill Brittany Maynard takes her own life after promising to do so on video

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An American woman with terminal cancer has taken her own life after promising to do so in a video that went viral. “Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love,” she said in her final message, circulated … Continue reading

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Remembering Joan Rivers: Quotes and quips.

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For Joan Rivers, no joke was off-limits. Her irreverent and unapologetic humour took aim at other celebrities, her husband’s suicide, life, and certainly herself. Joan Rivers’s Sharpest One-liners “I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told … Continue reading

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Floating Microcountries

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US seasteading group plans floating ‘microcountries’ with ‘start-up governments’ [Editor: Hey I always wanted to sail down the main street ! 🙂 ] A US organisation is hoping a plan to create cities which float on the ocean will see … Continue reading

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Fact or fiction: 5 common Anzac myths put to the test.

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[Kiwozi:  Personally I would rather reflect on the “Flower Power”  &  “Make Love not War” era,  however I thought this made interesting reading.] The story of the Anzacs at Gallipoli remains an important part of Australia’s national identity. More than … Continue reading

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Kiwis in Oz – the harsh reality

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We’re their unhappiest migrants … so the Aussies have created some new insults. [  Kiwozi:  Been there, done that, got the T Shirt  ] New Zealanders living across the Tasman have been labelled “South Sea Poms” and “carping Kiwis” after … Continue reading

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The 50 coolest Kiwis ever.

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From pop stars and artists to inventors and war heroes, these are the past and present New Zealanders who stood out from the crowd. America has Elvis and Marilyn. Britain has Kate and baby George. Australia has… mainly people they … Continue reading

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Latest CPR Method.

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 [Kiwozi:  Whoa !!! . . . .what’s this doing on my Blog. . . this is serious stuff ! Well given Kiwozi could need this any day now  ( as he falls off his Rocking Chair on the Verandah ),  I thought … Continue reading

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Meet the typical Kiwi: Census 2013

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The typical Kiwi on Census day 2013 was aged 38, earned $28,500 a year, worked in a service job and owned his or her own home. Three-quarters were European, even though the Asian population has doubled in 12 years to … Continue reading

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World’s tallest man, visits Sydney.

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The world’s tallest man, Sultan Kosen, has made his first visit to Australia, proving to a group of schoolkids that giants really do exist. “I really love Australia,” Mr Kosen said during a visit to Amity College in south-west Sydney. … Continue reading

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Alive after 13 months adrift, man claims

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BEARDED, bloated and wearing nothing but his bedraggled underwear, José Salvador Alvarenga stumbled ashore on a remote island in the Pacific last week with a remarkable story to tell. After setting off from the Mexican coast for a day’s fishing … Continue reading

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Rocky Abalsamo who sat at his wife’s grave in Boston for 20 years has died

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A MAN who sat at his wife’s grave for almost 20 years – through storms, heatwaves and howling winds from dawn to dusk – has died. Rocky Abalsamo will now be reunited with his beloved wife Julita, who passed away … Continue reading

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Awesome Service: Stuffed Wolf Gets Surgery With A Little Boy

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THIS will restore your faith in humanity. Meet 9-year-old Joshua. He recently had to go in for surgery and was so nervous that he brought along his stuffed wolf. The wolf had a tear in its leg, so Joshua asked … Continue reading