Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Back from extinction
Known as the Spiral Saw, the Helicoprion is said to have lived during the Carboniferous period and was one of the few creatures able to live through the Permian-Triassic extinction event (‘The Great Dying’). Eventually the Helicoprion went extinct during the Triassic period. It had teeth like a circular saw, connected on the lower jaw. As new teeth grew, the older teeth were pushed out and into the middle to create the spiral. Length-wise the creature was said to be 10-15 feet.
Pardon me, but it does remind me of Canberra politicians. Big mouth, enough teeth to chew up and spit out the poor unfortunate beings on it's target list like the poor, ill, disabled or blue collar worker.
It's nice to see that one ex-politician has fallen on her feet after losing her seat to a much better woman.
Sophie Mirabella has been appointed to the board of the government-owned naval shipbuilding firm ASC Pty Ltd. Note the "government-owned", wonder how long before they're looking for a buyer.
The firm's been having a bit of trouble with their Air Warfare Destroyer and Collins Class submarine and along with her appointment and her expertise to who knows what about ship building, the government also announced a review of the Air Warfare Destroyer programme.
Senator Cormann and Defence Minister David Johnston said in a statement there were "clearly issues associated with this important programme" but blamed the problems on the former Labor government. Quel surprise!
Mrs Mirabella will be serving a three year term on the board unless they junk the whole thing and she gets another handout along with the handout she received when she (oh sob) lost her seat in Parliament.
That giant gobbed fish should be the LNP mascot.