1. Scientology’s ‘child labour camp’

    From Seven Network’s “Today Tonight”

     
  2. Fireworks light up the skyline over Sydney Harbour during the midnight fireworks session as Sydney Celebrates New Year’s Eve with the theme of ‘Time To Dream’ on on January 1, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. 
Photo: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

    Fireworks light up the skyline over Sydney Harbour during the midnight fireworks session as Sydney Celebrates New Year’s Eve with the theme of ‘Time To Dream’ on on January 1, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. 

    Photo: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

     
  3. In this handout image provided by Sydney Tower Eye, a visitor scans the skyline and harbour of Sydney from a viewing platform at the Sydney Tower Eye, on December 16, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is suffering from its coldest start to summer since 1960.
Photo by Eugene Tan/Hausmann Communications via Getty Images

    In this handout image provided by Sydney Tower Eye, a visitor scans the skyline and harbour of Sydney from a viewing platform at the Sydney Tower Eye, on December 16, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is suffering from its coldest start to summer since 1960.

    Photo by Eugene Tan/Hausmann Communications via Getty Images

     
  4. Canada isn’t a Christian country (in the sense that Canada itself has a defined religious affiliation.)
I didn’t know the First Nations were Christian. Last time I checked they followed mainly animistic religions until they were converted by Jesuits from France to Roman Catholicism. [thanks wikipedia]
Aren’t soldiers fighting to keep Canadians free to be free? Like, free to believe in whatever they want?
We didn’t get our flag until 1963, and “Oh Canada” became our anthem in 1980, so yeah, unless you’re only talking about wars that Canada has been involved in post-1980, that is total bollocks.
This original paragraph of narrow-mindedness was posted in regards to Australia. Someone apparently thought it would be fit to change it to Canada for whatever reason.
As much as people like to think, there isn’t a ‘war on Christmas.’ In fact, I haven’t heard of any school refusing to play the anthem because of the line “God keep our land glorious and free!”, other than this one. Schools have thought it would be more inclusive to not favour or celebrate any religious holiday as, you know, Canada isn’t a one-religion country. Also for those who didn’t know, the original English version of “Oh Canada” which was translated in 1908, contained no references to God or religion. Those parts were added to it in 1926. [again, thanks wiki]
Ahh the “if you don’t like it go back from where you came from" argument..
Humour me for a second here, and imagine if you, as a Christian, went to a school that was largely comprised of people who followed a different religion, and that every time you tried to make things more inclusive to other beliefs, you got shot down with “this is how its been! If you don’t like it, go back where you came from!” Right.
    1. Canada isn’t a Christian country (in the sense that Canada itself has a defined religious affiliation.)
    2. I didn’t know the First Nations were Christian. Last time I checked they followed mainly animistic religions until they were converted by Jesuits from France to Roman Catholicism. [thanks wikipedia]
    3. Aren’t soldiers fighting to keep Canadians free to be free? Like, free to believe in whatever they want?
    4. We didn’t get our flag until 1963, and “Oh Canada” became our anthem in 1980, so yeah, unless you’re only talking about wars that Canada has been involved in post-1980, that is total bollocks.
    5. This original paragraph of narrow-mindedness was posted in regards to Australia. Someone apparently thought it would be fit to change it to Canada for whatever reason.
    6. As much as people like to think, there isn’t a ‘war on Christmas.’ In fact, I haven’t heard of any school refusing to play the anthem because of the line “God keep our land glorious and free!”, other than this one. Schools have thought it would be more inclusive to not favour or celebrate any religious holiday as, you know, Canada isn’t a one-religion country. Also for those who didn’t know, the original English version of “Oh Canada” which was translated in 1908, contained no references to God or religion. Those parts were added to it in 1926. [again, thanks wiki]
    7. Ahh the “if you don’t like it go back from where you came from" argument..
    8. Humour me for a second here, and imagine if you, as a Christian, went to a school that was largely comprised of people who followed a different religion, and that every time you tried to make things more inclusive to other beliefs, you got shot down with “this is how its been! If you don’t like it, go back where you came from!” Right.
     
  5. plays: 39

    PNAU - Come Together

    From the album “PNAU”

    Also blasting at full volume.

     
  6. Surfers on a beach in AustraliaAustralia1958
Photograph by John Dominis/LIFE 

    Surfers on a beach in Australia
    Australia
    1958

    Photograph by John Dominis/LIFE 

    (Source: images.google.com)