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November 6, 2018

Don’t eat a snail

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:10 pm
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Seriously, don’t.


May 22, 2018

Boxer APC

Filed under: Modeling,Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:01 pm
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Australia is buying the German-made Boxer APC.  For you modelers out there, there is at least one 35th scale kit of the Boxer, and more importantly, one in God’s One True Scale.

September 13, 2017

An international modeling blog

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:05 pm
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Paulo is a Brazilian who lives in Australia.  He runs a nice blog.  Take a look.

October 2, 2016

A hero unhonored

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:09 am
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It is a shame that, even with a letter from his opponent, the Australian government won’t honor this hero.

September 9, 2016

Australia at war

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:20 pm
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A great website with tons of info on the war in Australia.  Site here.

July 8, 2015

The South China Sea

Filed under: Modeling,Politics — dknights @ 3:33 pm
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As regular readers know, this particular hot-spot is one that I think bears special attention.  Here is some news that may affect the area.  Australia is donating two LCHs to the cash-strapped Philippines.  Article here.  And in case you are wondering, this is the type of ship being discussed.

July 6, 2014


Filed under: General,Modeling — dknights @ 3:09 pm
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Its a town in western Australia.  I’ve just finished reading a book about it and an attack by the Japanese in the early part of the war.  Then I came across an article about a Beaufighter wreck recently located off the town.  Story here.

January 11, 2012

Crime gets harder

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 12:14 pm
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I’ve said for some years that due to scientific advances, crime is getting harder and harder to get away with.  I think that is at least part of the explanations for the falling crime rates here in the US.  It looks like it might be getting harder still according to this story.  This seems like a great idea to me.

November 13, 2011


Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:23 pm
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Interesting news from down under.  Read here.

October 1, 2011

Australia, Australia, Australia, we love ya.*

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 12:26 pm
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Well, we did until this crazy decision.  I’ve noted these types of decisions coming out of the UK in recent years, but this is the first time I’ve seen this type of thing reported about Australia.  Thank god our Founding Fathers were wise enough to enact the First Amendment.  Freedom of speech seems to be dying all over the world.

*from a well known Monty Python skit.

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