Posted: November 20th, 2013 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Renovation Planning | Tags: Kitchen Layout Ideas, Kitchen Renovation, Kitchen Work Triangle, New Kitchen, Open Plan Kitchen, Renovation Planning | Comments Off on A Well Designed Kitchen: Open Plan
Which room is the most important in your home? For me it’s the kitchen, I love to cook, love to have everything, including friends and family, close at hand. Clearly I enjoy a sociable lifestyle, for this reason, my kitchen is not only large and open, it’s also the center – literally – of my home. The most important step in any project is turning your needs into a great design, we’re not just talking requirements and good looks. What makes you happy, how can a design fulfill your contentment?
Almost more than any other room, a kitchen needs to be well thought out, it requires practicality, must be aesthetically pleasing and should add real value to not only your life, but the value of your home :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 29th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: mcsixtyfive, Socially Engineered, Strange Crime | Tags: Court Reporting, Crime, Favourite New Thought, Iowa Supreme Court, SMS, Text Messages | Comments Off on Iowa Supreme Court Rules That Employers Can Legally Sack Workers Who Are TOO Good Looking
The Iowa Supreme Court in the United States has ruled that employers in the state can legally fire workers they find too attractive. In a unanimous decision, the court held that a dentist did not violate the state’s civil rights act when he terminated a female dental assistant whom his wife considered a threat to their marriage.
The dental assistant, Melissa Nelson, who worked for dentist James Knight for more than 10 years and had never flirted with him, according to the testimony of both parties, sued, saying she would not have been fired if she were a man.
At trial, Mr Knight testified he had complained to Ms Nelson on several occasions that her clothing was too tight, revealing and “distracting”. However, sometime in 2009, he also began exchanging txt messages with Ms Nelson. Most of the txts were work-related and harmless, according to testimony. But others were more suggestive :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 29th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid, Technoid Computer News | Tags: china, China Censorship, Chinese Internet Security, Great Firewall of China, Online Security, Standout | Comments Off on Great Firewall of China
Chinese internet users who are skilled at evading the country’s online blocks have suddenly found they are again being denied access to some websites. In China, if you want access to forbidden websites including Facebook or Twitter, one of the easiest ways is to use a virtual private network (VPN).
However, in recent days VPNs across China have been either inaccessible or swiftly shut down. Service providers have blamed the outage on an update to the so-called Great Firewall, which the Chinese government uses to control internet access.
They say the upgraded firewall appears to have the ability to discover and block attempts to circumvent online censorship. The block has also hurt some international businesses that use the networks for secure communications. The firewall has been built up since the internet began to develop in China. It uses a range of technologies to block access to particular sites from Chinese computers :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 16th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: The Organic Gourmet | Tags: Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, Department of Agriculture, National Food Plan, Organic Farming News, Organic News, Senator Joe Ludwig, The Organic Gourmet | Comments Off on Food Sovereignty Alliance Urges Aussies To Buy Local
A new blueprint for the nation’s food production is calling for 80 per cent of all Australian food to be sourced and processed within 150 kilometres of consumption.
The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance – AFSA – represents grass root producers and retailers, organic farmers, market networks, consumer and health groups.
The Alliance has responded abruptly to the governments proposed Food Plan.
AFSA has released a draft People’s Food Plan, emphasising the importance of local production and consumption, and gives the organisations response to the Australian Federal Governments Green Paper, the National Food Plan.
The main argument put forward in AFSAs paper is that the proposed National Food Plan represents a ‘business-as-usual’ plan that suits the needs of big business, major retailers, agribusiness and commodity exporters :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 13th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: BLOGGING, mcsixtyfive, REBLOG! | Tags: Ben Frost, Lexi B, REBLOG! | Comments Off on REBLOG!! Rant Warning !! Wash My Mouth
I AM IN SHOCK! That most horrid of women – Lexi B – has appeared on my TV screen! What makes this even more shocking is that I NEVER WATCH COMMERCIAL TV!
My set-top box took a fit, rebooted and ended up on 7 Digital, with this – video below – seriously scarring advertisement playing. By the time the 20 odd second ad had finished, I felt like I’d self-harmed.
At first I thought I’d landed in the twilight zone, that voice – but I wuv you – the insincere role of her vowels, the completely put-on downtrodden Aussie accent. I seriously needed to wash my tongue, they seriously don’t come any more revolting than this nasty piece of work!
The last time we spoke – I received a random, out of the blue phonecall – asking if I’d mind if she sold my collected artworks at her children’s school fete, sorry Ben Frost, someone else owns your porn now F_CKING MOLE!
This woman is THE MOST disingenuous human I’ve ever had the misfortune of knowing, so wrong, wrong, wrong :: Read the full article »»»»