New Zealand Denies Visa to student because his wife is nearly 40 years older


Glyn Kessell, 59, and Balwinder Singh, 22, married three months after meeting at a hair salon. Picture: New Zealand Herald/ Brett Phibbs Source: Supplied NEW Zealand has denied a man’s visa application because his locally born wife is almost 40 years older than him. The New Zealand Herald reports that Balwinder Singh, 22, met New Zealander Glyn Kessell,Continue reading “New Zealand Denies Visa to student because his wife is nearly 40 years older”

Lego Gets Mad


Lego faces are becoming more angry, a New Zealand researcher has found. Lego faces getting angrier, study finds Scientist raises concerns about impact on child development, saying toymaker‘s themes are increasingly based on conflict The number of happy faces on Lego toy mini-figures is decreasing and the number of angry faces is increasing, a robot expert atContinue reading “Lego Gets Mad”

Looking Sideways: Despite deficit, Sacramento City Council wants 400,000 in slush funds


Disneyland for everyone !!     Apparently, the city council  views Measure U as a bonanza.   Sacramentians voted to tax themselves for extra police, fire and services. In addition to their salaries, the council wants $391,500 which amounts to $43,000.-(including the mayor) per council member ,to use as their discretion. The vote is tonight.

Young king of net vulgarity


New Zealand-born Tristan Barker is wanted by authorities in Australia over comments made on the internet. THE son of a top musician has been unmasked as Australia’s most prolific internet troll and is being investigated by detectives for online stalking. Tristan Barker, 18, who has a track record of terrorizing vulnerable members of the community, said hisContinue reading “Young king of net vulgarity”

Do we really need the Penny?


Canada officials have made the cost-cutting decision to start phasing out their penny — could Abe Lincoln be next? The Royal Canadian Mint on Monday officially ended its distribution of pennies to financial institutions, citing production costs now exceeding their monetary value. The United States has wrestled with a similar problem in recent decades. TheContinue reading “Do we really need the Penny?”