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Monday, 28 August

00:52

Community and international health groups protest TPP revival at Sydney meeting "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Community groups will rally today outside a meeting of trade negotiators from 11 of the original 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries* who are discussing whether the TPP can be revived without the US, and how much the text should be changed. 

The rally is at 1pm outside the Intercontinental Hotel at the corner of Bridge and Philip Streets, Sydney. ACTU President Ged Kearney and other
community speakers will address the rally.

Trade Minister Ciobo should not be supporting revival of the dead TPP without change when there is strong community opposition and the Australian Parliament has not endorsed it, said Dr Patricia Ranald, convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET). 

Dr Ranald said that strong US community opposition to the TPP in the US meant the U.S. Congress did not support it before the 2016 election and both main presidential candidates opposed it. Donald Trump only dealt the final blow by withdrawing after the election. Opposition from a broad range of Australian community groups meant an Australian Senate inquiry refused to endorse the TPP, and the Australian Parliament has not passed the implementing legislation.

Community groups oppose the TPP because it gives pharmaceutical companies stronger monopolies on costly biologic medicines, delaying the availability of cheaper forms of those medicines. It gives special rights to foreign investors to bypass national courts and sue governments for millions of dollars in unfair international tribunals over changes to domestic laws.

Many of the other 11 governments only reluctantly agreed to this agenda because the US demanded it in return for access to US markets. Malaysia and Vietnam have said that the TPP without the US should be renegotiated. They will not give a free ride to the US, and nor should Australia, said Dr Ranald.

Public health and other community organisations from most TPP countries have also...

00:38

Turnbull calls in energy bosses again "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Malcolm Turnbull has ordered energy bosses to a second meeting after an audit revealed more than a million households are still paying the highest rates for electricity.

The prime minister says the number paying more than they need could be even higher because they are not on a suitable plan or their discounted offer has expired and they havent been told.

What we are securing is (the companies) commitment to make sure their customers know whether they are on the right plan, Mr Turnbull told FOX FM on Monday.

I want to make sure that as far as we can manage it no Australian is paying more than they need to for electricity.

Mr Turnbull says retailers have already committed to telling customers when their plans are coming to an end.

That will be reaffirmed at a meeting in Sydney on Wednesday, the second in three weeks.

Mr Turnbull says he is already aware of reports of people being offered 25 to 27 per cent discounts.

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00:36

Conservatives urge yes in marriage vote "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The postal vote for gay marriage will take place in mid-September. file pic)

The postal vote for gay marriage will take place in mid-September. file pic)

Conservatives who support same-sex marriage have launched a campaign to convince their voters to say yes in the coming postal survey.

The campaign features messages from Liberal and Nationals party elders including federal cabinet ministers Christopher Pyne and Kelly ODwyer, Tasmanian premier Will Hodgman, and former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett as well as voters and party members.

There is a very strong case for same sex marriage within the liberal and conservative traditions embodied by the Liberal Party, spokesman Luke Barnes said.

He says this is reflected in support among Liberal Party members and politicians as well as growing support within the Nationals.Meanwhile, polling commissioned by marriage equality advocates finds two-thirds of Catholic Australians say theyll vote yes in the coming ballot broadly in line with repeated polling for the entire community.

The proportions were similar for Australians from other religions, the Newgate Research poll found.

The upper management of the (Catholic) Church isnt listening to the flock who have made up their minds on marriage equality because its about their friends, family members and neighbours, Equality Campaign executive director Tiernan Brady said.

This is about civil marriage, not religious marriage. Allowing lesbian and gay couples to have access to civil marriage will not interfere in any way with any religious sacrament and nor should it.

A record proportion of Australians have enrolled to vote after a push from both sides of the marriage campaign to encourage people to take part.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics will run the voluntary postal survey with ballots set to start arriving in letter boxes in mid-September, pending the outcome of a High Court challenge.

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00:33

Renewable energy projects are booming "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Solar panels and windmill. Photo courtesy RenewEconomy

Solar panels and windmill. Photo courtesy RenewEconomy

Renewables generated enough energy in July to cover the power needs of almost three in four Australian households.

While renewables accounted for about 18.8 per cent of overall electricity generated, this was enough to power 8.2 million households across both the east and west coast grids, a new monthly renewable energy index finds.

The new Australian Renewable Energy Index, launched on Monday by market analysts Green Energy Markets and advocacy group GetUp, will track each month the amount of renewable energy Australia relies on, the jobs it creates and the environmental benefits.

The July 2017 report finds there are 53 large-scale renewable energy projects being built (seven more than in June), creating about 9900 full-time construction jobs.

As well, more than 14,400 rooftop solar systems were installed in the month, with the industry estimated to support 4660 jobs.

Back in 2008, generation from solar was little more than a rounding error, Green Energy Market analysis and advisory director Tristan Edis said.

Systems installed in just the past year, however, will produce energy equivalent to the needs of over 226,000 homes (and) save consumers $1.5 billion off their electricity bills over the next 10 years.

He said the boom in renewable projects both large and small was underpinned by the renewable energy target, which runs out in 2020.

However, Mr Edis estimated if the current rate of construction kept up, Australia would be on track to meet the target of producing 23.5 per cent of energy from renewables by the end of 2018.

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Sunday, 27 August

23:18

Lefty media won't understand this at all. "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Hey twitter, YouTube. When you censor us, our voices grow louder. You are Frankenstein. We are your monster. Own it. pic.twitter.com/rF9TDTActR Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) August 27, 2017

23:00

If You Havent Heard About The Growing AFL Racism Scandal, You Soon Will "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Try as they might, the AFL hasnt quite been able to make the Hritier Lumumba racism scandal go away. Chris Graham explains what it is, and why.

You can put a new coat of paint on a busted old car, but its still just a busted old car with a new coat of paint. Equally, the Australian Football League can spruik its anti-racism credentials from the hilltops all it likes, but it still has a past pock-marked with vicious, deliberate racism and a present that, frankly, doesnt really look much different.

You might not have heard much yet but over the past few weeks, a few key events have happened.

Last week, the AFLs new diversity executive, Aboriginal woman Tanya Hosch, called bullshit on a private Adelaide Crows function she attended, headlined by ageing curiosity Greg Ritchie, a former Australian cricketer more famous for his character Mahatma Coat (an overtly racist depiction of a Pakistani cricket official) than anything he ever did on the field.

In case youve forgotten, heres Ritchie plying his trade on Channel 9s rugby league Footy Show in 1995, more than two decades ago.

It was racist back then, but by 2017 standards its staggering. But not quite as staggering as the fact that Crows Chairman Andrew Fagan and Port Adelaide Chairman David Koch (yes, Kochy, of Sunrise fame) were present at the recent event, and reportedly saw nothing wrong with Ritchies performance.

Caroline Wilson from The Age broke the story, noting: A comedy performer in his post-cricket career whose Punjabi Sikh character Mahatma Cote was a regular on Channel Nines NRL Footy Show, Ritchie was effectively banned by Cricket Australia from appearing at its functions over the 2012-13 season. This was after another performance at the Adelaide Oval during the first Test that resulted in allegations of racism from the South African cricket team.

So the Australian cricket team famous around the world for sledging and racist abuse bans the guy from performing because hes even too racist for them. Half a decade later, senior officials within the AFL a code which likes to claim its the national leader in addressing racism in sport sees nothing objectionable in a white man adopting a fake eastern accent, and throwing in a bit of misogyny for...

22:36

Gonna have to just start killing if I dont get laid: White Supremacist Plots Mass Shooting Due to Sexual Frustration "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

If white fragility wasnt harmful enough, pair it with male fragility and sexual frustration, and you have a potentially lethal combination.

Michael James Holt, a white supremacist from New South Australia, has admitted to stockpiling wepons and planning a mass shooting out of sexual frustration.

As reported by Raw Story:

Michael James Holt appeared Friday in an Australian court for a sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to a variety of firearms charges after police found his cache of homemade guns two years ago at his home, his grandfathers home and a hotel, reported The Sydney Morning Herald.

The 26-year-old later pleaded guilty to possessing and sharing child pornography after police found those images while investigating the shooting plot.

Prosecutors said the New South Australia man admitted to planning a mass shooting at a mall and also wanted to shoot teachers and students at a nearby school.

Holt admitted to an infatuation with neo-Nazi ideology and told a counselor that he believed Adolf Hitler was the greatest person to live, prosecutors told the sentencing judge.

Prosecutors presented more than 40 pages of text messages from Holt revealing his plan to shoot tourists and police, the newspaper reported and he blamed his violent urges on his inability to find a willing sexual partner.

Gonna have to just start killing people if I dont get laid soon, Holt said in one text message.

His defense attorneys are trying to excuse Holts behaviour due to his autism- disclosing that as a result...

22:24

Community members urge government to back safe injection facility "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The following report is the result of a collaborative effort, involving participants at the rally for an injecting room in Richmond, which took place on Saturday 27 August.

Hundreds of mainly residents and small business owners rallied in Richmond, in inner Melbourne, to call on the state Andrews government to support the setting up of a safe injection centre in the municipality.

The area around the Victoria Street restaurant strip has become Melbournes premier illicit drug distribution point and last year alone, there were 34 local drug use related deaths.

Local shopkeepers and residents have for a long time been calling on the government to do something about the problem. Trade in illicit drugs brings about a rise in local crime, committed by people desperate to raise the money for their addiction. The extent begging and hustling people at the doorways of local businesses is keeping customers away. Although only involving a tiny proportion, the rise in assaults in the street has been enough to cause alarm and diminish  the sense of safety. The large number of discarded syringes is another major issue.

At the same time, there is a growing realisation that the problem of addiction is essentially a health issue, which heavy handed policing is not going to solve and that the best option is to have a safe injecting centre that will provide needed services to users and give them the best chance to manage their situation.

A safe injecting centre is also seen as the best option for removing the presence of the drug trade from Victoria Street and around neighbouring residences.

The Yarra council supports the concept. But the Victorian governments current policy is to oppose it. Nevertheless, a current parliamentary inquiry will soon come down with a report and many of the submission that have been made to it, make it clear that the prevailing opinion of practitioners and others who work in the field that a changer in this policy would lead to a much better outcome. There is an expectation that the report will accept the expert input.

People came to the rally to point out that lack of action has caused preventable deaths. They heard heart-wrenching accounts of families who had lost loved ones to drug addiction.

Laura Turner spoke of the death of her sister Skye, who died from a heroin overdose in March 2017. She lay dead in the back of a van on Elizabeth Street in the CBD, that beautiful face, that incredible mind, had slipped away, she said.

Her sister could have been saved if medical assistance had been available when she took that final, fatal hit of heroin, she said, imploring the Victorian government to trial a supervised injecting facility and urging the community to adopt a mor...

22:00

Independent Artist Of The Week: Great Outdoors "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Melbournes Great Outdoors cant be defined by a single genre. Sporadic bursts of krautrock shift effortlessly into emotive garage rock moments without warning. Its a charming journey filled with genius tempo shifts, straight up lyrics and hooky Television-esque guitar in all the right places.

Frontman Zachary Schneider (Totally Mild, Free Time) started Great Outdoors as a solo project, but made room for two new recruits with Dylan Young and Max Sheldrake-Falovic joining towards the end of 2016. The reincarnation as a trio brought with it a little more speed and one of the most exciting Aussie releases of 2017 Fake News. As its title suggests, its an album filled with clever political commentary and, well, some highly infectious, crisp jangly pop.

Their latest single Keep Your Focus maintains a persistent pulsating groove from start to finish. Its raw, with fast percussive drums and a thriving bassline thatll keep you on your toes.

Theres never a dull moment with Great Outdoors: you never know whats coming next and thats the true beauty of it. Dive in and watch the clip below.

WHO: Great Outdoors
WHERE: Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Surry Hills
WHEN: Thursday 5 October, 8pm
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here.
Tune into Up For It every Monday morning to meet your new independent artist of the week!

 

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22:00

Collapsing under corruption and hubris: Navy errors killed more troops than Afghanistan so far in 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A heartsick surface Navy is vowing to find answers after a series of incidents that could make the peacetime Western Pacific deadlier for U.S. troops this year than Afghanistan. The Navy began, as it often does, with accountability: On Wednesday, it fired the three-star admiral whose command in the Western Pacific suffered at least four big accidents this year, two of which may have killed a combined 17 sailors. An officer aboard the destroyer USS Stethem also was lost overboard near the Philippines on Aug. 1.

21:50

The Horror of the Pokies ... "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Every note or coin fed into the machine had with it a,Surely this MUST be my time to be rewarded. Alas, no. The only thing to do is pretend that whatever happens, THE win would come before the end of the session. Alas, no

21:47

Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective presents Mozart & Brahms one concert only "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Ten years ago, ACO Collective began its musical journey across the country. In celebration of this milestone the 17-piece string ensemble, which joins Australias most talented and dynamic emerging string players with the professional musicians of the ACO, will embark on an eight-stop tour across regional New South Wales and Queensland from 29 August to 15 September.

The tour titled Mozart & Brahms will be directed by charismatic Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto in his second year as ACO Collective Artistic Director, and will feature Britains leading clarinettist, Matthew Hunt, as soloist.

Kuusisto, who is renowned the world over for his fiery and exuberant style of music-making, will lead the ensemble for performances of string music by Mozart and Bartk.

The Mozart is perfect, pocket-sized and sweet, with very few dark clouds, Kuusisto said. The Bartk is fun, grotesque, heartbreaking and revolutionary. Its a party before the war breaks out, before you try to make your escape, and you have to decide which elements of your life you leave behind, and which elements you take with you.

The concerts will also feature Brahms soulful Clarinet Quintet. Written from the heart, the mellow, haunting quality of the clarinet is the perfect vehicle for expressing Brahms autumnal temperament in his later years.

The ACO Collective will also offer a series of string workshops and education concerts for local school students throughout the tour. Students in Armidale, Bellingen, Lismore, Toowoomba and Cairns will have the opportunity to play alongside ACO Collective musicians in string workshops tailored in collaboration with local string teachers and ensemble leaders, while students in Port Macquarie, Lismore and Mackay will explore and discover their own responses to music during interactive schools concerts.

Concert Program
MOZART Divertimento in D major, K.136
BARTK Divertimento
BRAHMS (arr. strings) Clarinet Quintet in B minor
Featuring Pekka Kuusisto Director, Matthew Hunt Clarinet and the ACO Collective

NORPA and Telstra present
ACO Collective Concert
Mozart & Brahms
Sunday 3 September 2017, 2.30pm
NORPA at Lismore City Hall
$20-55
Bookings: www.norpa.org.au or call 1300 066 772

The post Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective presents Mozart & Brahms one concert only appeared first on Byron Bay Blog.

21:43

September In Your Patch "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


September is a fantastic time to be alive for us gardeners! The chill is almost gone from the mornings, and the afternoons are getting longer. Blossoms are bursting and you can smell spring in the air wherever you go. If you have been hibernating through winter now is the time to get out and into it. Read on for some fabulous September gardening advice for your area.

Improve Your Soil
Prepare your Yummy Yard for spring planting by improving your soil. Lightly dig over the soil popping in plenty of organic matter including top-notch compost and well rotted manure. Dont forget to mulch the beds with a straw mulch. This bed will be awesome come planting time and you will have the greatest Yummy Yard in the street!

Try some colour
Why not try some lovely colour in your patch as well like nasturtium, snapdragons, phlox, petunias, marigolds (French) and celosia. They are great at attracting pollinators and beneficial insects to your patch, and they look fantastic as well. Now is the time to plant some sunflower seeds. Find a sunny spot where you would like to see some happy sunflowers later in the year and plant the seeds to double the depth of the seed. Cover lightly with dirt and wait theyll be popping their heads up in no time!

Citrus Gall Wasp
Check your citrus trees for gall wasp and remove affected sections by pruning well below the gall. Dont compost this or put it in the green waste bin.  Its a good idea to cut through the gall to expose the larvae to air which they hate before putting it in a bag and popping in the rubbish bin.  Or you could soak the galls in water for a week or two or burn them (if your local Council permits).

Other things you can do are to hang sticky yellow traps on the tree in mid-August as they attract and trap the emerging adults, but make sure you take the traps down by November as they also kill beneficial insects.

Do not use a fertiliser that is high in nitrogen, as this promotes soft growth which provides ideal conditions for the wasp.  Use a balanced fertiliser or compost.

A biological form of control introducing wasps that prey on citrus gall wasp is used in orchards and home gardens. Megastigmus brevivalvus and Megastigmus trisulcus are natural enemies of citrus gall wasp. They lay their eggs inside the eggs of the citrus gall wasp and when their eggs hatch they destroy the host.

Megastigus brevivalvus is sold to home gardeners in some states, but it is only available for a two-week window around October/November. If you are able to g...

20:51

Go Brisbane! My comments in todays Courier-Mail on Brisbanes economic future "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Well done to the Courier-Mail for reviving its Go Queensland campaign, this time with a focus on Brisbane, which todays front page is labeling as the City of Dreams. Todays paper features excellent articles (which are pay-walled, sorry) by demographer extraordinaire Bernard Salt, Future Brisbane, and the Courier-Mails own Paul Syvret, Greater Brisbane economy to become as big as NZ. I had a nice wide-ranging chat with Paul last Thursday and Im very happy that many of my comments have been included in his article today. For example:

According to independent economist Gene Tunny the one unavoidable trend is demographic change what we will see is a continuing expansion of aged and health care, combined with NDIS investment, being a huge driver of employment into the future.

The other significant ingredient for growth in Brisbane over the next 15 years will be the pace of technological change, and our ability to embrace the advances being made in the tech sphere.

For the rest of my comments, please either read the article online or pick up a hard copy of todays Courier-Mail.

Finally, I should also note the growing importance of international education to Brisbanes economy, which I am constantly reminded of while walking to and from my new office at the Johnson at Spring Hill, a suburb home to two campuses of a major English language training college. Incidentally, the Brisbane City Council appears to be indirectly subsidising this English language training, as the colleges students are heavy users of the free Spring Hill Loop bus operated by BCC. I trust BCC is benefiting from hefty rates bills on the properties utilised by the college.

...

20:42

Aggressors: Interactive map shows all countries US has invaded since 1890 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

From Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, the US has had a military presence across the world, from almost day one of its independence. For those who have ever wanted a clearer picture of the true reach of the United States military - both historically and currently - but shied away due to the sheer volume of research required to find an answer, The Anti Media points out that a crew at the Independent just made things a whole lot simpler. Using data compiled by a Geography and Native Studies professor from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, the indy100 team created an interactive map of U.S. military incursions outside its own borders from Argentina in 1890 to Syria in 2014. To avoid confusion, indy100 laid out its prerequisites for what constitutes an invasion:

20:35

NATION: Whatever The High Court decides, Turnbulls lost the nation "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

I really do think the outrage is about people not liking what councils are saying ... and what these councils are saying is Australia Day is Invasion Day for Aboriginal people and we dont want to be a part of it. Its ironic that the PM has said changing the date is a national debate we need to have, yet his government appears to be working to silence it by punishing councils for taking a stand in support of their Indigenous communities, says Darebins mayor, Kim le Cerf, exposing a favourite Turnbull buzz-phrase - on a par with national conversation

20:04

People in the Philippines Ask Nagging Questions on China "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

By   @inquirerdotnet

 / 05:16 AM August 26, 2017

Question: What is the similarity between China and the Caloocan police?

Answer: China claimed that it had stopped reclamation work on the disputed islands in the South China Sea since 2015 (Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano supported the claim); the Caloocan police claimed that Kian delos Santos was shot and killed because he shot at them first. Both claims were belied by pictures: In Chinas case, satellite images showed its reclamation activities in late 2016; in the Caloocan case, CCTV footage showed the policemen dragging Kian off

In short, both are bare-faced liars, caught red-handed by modern-day technology.

Q: How far do Filipinos trust China vs. America?

A: The Social Weather Stations survey in September 2016 showed that Filipinos trusted America the most (+66) and China the least (-33), among the countries surveyed. The SWS also reported that since 1994, when the question was first asked, America has always showed positive ratings, its lowest being +18 and its highest +82; China has showed positive trust ratings only 7 times out of 40, and its highest trust rating was +17 (lower than Americas lowest), while its lowest was -46.

In short, Filipinos dont trust China any further than they can throw it (and China, a giant, cant be thrown very far).

Q: So why does President Duterte trust China so much and distrust America?

A: No hard evidence on which to base an answer. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar told me in an interview (you can catch it on Monday) that the President listens. Well, yes, he listened to the outraged cry against Kians murder, but he obviously hasnt listened to the Filipino distrust of China (Filipinos have dealt with Chinese since pre-Hispanic times).

All these make up background for the current issue relating to Chinas bare-faced lies or its treachery vis--vis the Philippines, which are well-documented in Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpios....

18:59

FIRE-EARTH Alert: KNSW "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

All Groups FIRE-EARTH Alert: KNSW ALERT details available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.   Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 082701, All Groups, Fire-Earth Alert, FIRE-EARTH Alerts, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, KNSW

18:28

Australias Turnbull Governments Anti-Terror Tool Kit "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

It has been a week of bollards in Australia. And defence barriers. And hedges and vegetation. No, not the radio garden hour, or the herbaceous borders special featured on prime time television, delivered by a bearded man with a facial

18:24

The Science of Composting "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Many well-intentioned composters keep adding kitchen scraps to the compost bin and then wonder why they are left with a smelly rotting mess.

The science of composting is all about getting the carbon/nitrogen ratio of the contents correct. Follow the correct principles and you will create superb compost suitable for enriching soil.

What is the Carbon/Nitrogen Ratio?

Good compost is a balance of different ingredients, but essentially it comes down to the all important, but often misunderstood, carbon/nitrogen ratio. So, whats it all about? Well, lets call carbon Brown, and nitrogen Green. We need a good balance of brown to green, generally 30 brown to 1 green. Sounds complicated I know but its not.

Brown materials include things like paper (the shredded Sunday paper minus the super glossy magazine bit is perfect), sawdust (from untreated timber only), dried leaves and oaten hay.  Green materials are things high in nitrogen, including lawn clippings, fresh manures (cow, sheep and chook only!), vegetable scraps and (shudder) urine.

The best way to get this right is to add one bucket of Browns for every bucket of Greens. So, when adding a bucket of silverbeet add in a bucket of shredded newspaper.  Because of the different make up of these products, it gets the C/N ratio just right!

If there is too much Brown the nitrogen in Greens will be locked up by microorganisms and be unavailable for subsequent plant growth.

Potassium is also an important constituent of compost.  Although it is much more available to plants than either the carbon or nitrogen, its content can be reduced if the compost heap is open and subject to a lot of rain.  This problem can be overcome by covering the heap as it approaches maturity.

What ingredients go into good compost?

All compost bins, or heaps need a balance of materials that:

  • are high in nitrogen, such as blood & bone or chook manure,
  • contain carbon, such as dried leaves or shredded newspapers, and
  • contain both carbon & nitrogen, such as kitchen scraps, pea straw and green garden prunings.

What else helps the composting process?

In addition, the compost heap/bin needs:

  • water, but only enough so that the contents are moist but not wet
  • oxygen, from air, added by regularly turning over the conten...

18:01

Fiona Barnett and Her Complaint of Murder Attempts Against Her and More "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Cuba incidents caused brain injury, nerve damage to diplomats: CBS News

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cuba-diplomacy-idUSKCN1B322P

Proof These Directed Energy Weapons Exist

This 1 Disturbing Sign Means Someone Was a Victim of Child Abuse

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/m/25bca871-7401-33d6-8e39-5e07bee01c58/this-1-disturbing-sign-means.html

@46:31 Doug Mesnar basically, well literally says that a father putting his private in a babys mouth INSTEAD of its feeding bottle is NOT traumatic and abusive to the baby BECAUSE it has no cognizant idea of what is happening

Give it a watch IF you can stomach it. I point this out because THIS man wants to educate the youth of America with his satanic after school programs.

Monica Dennington Confronts Phoenix City Council About Satanic Prayer

18:00

Manila Hosted Discussions of the Southeast Asian Problems "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

No ammount of preparations is enough when the leading players meet.

No ammount of preparations is enough when the leading players meet.

At the beginning of August, Manila, the capital of the Philippines, hosted a number of international forums that opened their door for foreign ministers of a number of states. These events played an important role in the preparations for a number of summits (planned for the first half of November of this year) that are going to be held for the countries that are directly or indirectly involved in the political, economic, military-strategic affairs of the Asia-Pacific region (APR) in general and the subregion of Southeast Asia in particular.

Although the dangerous situation on the Korean Peninsula has been touched upon during these events, but a lions share of attention was paid to the South China Sea and the matters that are related to the situation in that strategic area.

By the nature of the assessments of the problems observed in Southeast Asia and South Korea, as well as approaches to the resolution of this crisis, the participants in the Manila summits could be divided into three groups.

The first group consists of ten ASEAN member countries, all of which together form the political and geographical category of Southeast Asia. Preparation for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of ASEAN was among the most important topics in Manila.

Secondly, this is China, whose leaders are also considering it to be a part of this subregion. Finally, the were ministers from a number of countries that took part in the Manila events, that are being referred to by Beijing and a number of other players as extra-regional forces.

That is an extremely remarkable geopolitical meme. On the one hand, it refers to countries that are not geographically related to Southeast Asia and that allegedly have nothing to do with the political problems that exist within the region in question But at the same the use of the word forces means that the countries described by this term are trying to project their influence over the regions that are lying far away from their national territories.

Such countries in Beijings understanding are...

17:18

Loving the Bollard: Turnbulls Anti-Terror Tool Kit "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

It has been a week of bollards.  And defence barriers.  And hedges and vegetation. No, not the radio garden hour, or the herbaceous borders special featured on prime time television, delivered by a bearded man with a facial forest so vast it could regenerate several lost species.

This is the anti-terrorist flick of the week, and given that Australias Turnbull government is nearing its next blow, awaiting another stroke in the aftermath of the citizenship crisis, a suitably urgent package filled with alarmist goodies to distract the public was in the offing.

The Prime Minister was grave in his August 20 statement introducing the toolkit to reduce terrorist threats, part of an investigation solicited last year after the carnage witnessed in Nice along the Promenade des Anglais.  As we have seen from tragic events in Paris, London, Berlin and Barcelona, terrorists continue to target crowded places.

With each murderous adventure, often culminating in the shooting death of the perpetrator, the security doyens are asked what can be done.  The behind-closed doors approach varies between overexertion and inactivity. An entirely secure strategy would entail abolishing freedom of movement and basic civil liberties.  What matters for the public is the reassurance, the placebo effect.

The public face of such an approach must seem splendidly busy, putting more personnel on the streets, increasing awareness among members of the population, and getting various defences at the ready.

In Sydney, Turnbull made a special point of appearing in a manner that only gave the impression he was over-egging the pudding. (Is Australia waiting for its own variant of the Intifada?)  Alongside him were the New South Wales Minister for Police Troy Grant, the NSW Minister for Counter-Terrorism David Elliott, the Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin, the NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller, and the Commonwealth Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Tony Sheehan.

The strategy, released last Sunday (always good to get people on their day of rest), emphasised the threat posed to areas frequented by the humble civilian: sports stadia; pedestrian malls; shopping centres.  Offenders with guns or knives or bombs or chemical devices are also a threat, its a full range of threats.  But what Nice demonstrated was the lethality of somebody using a truck in a crowded place.

A response fashioned on various structural and resilience measures was considered vital, including those traditional intrusions such as closed-circuit television.  (Surveillance always goes down well as a seller when attempting to foil the next attack.)  Importantly, Turnbull insists on casting the language differe...

17:14

Support our Australia-First Project to Help Make Safer Garden Product Choices "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Get on board with those who have already donated and are helping us reach our target!  But there is still a way to go!

Read more or donate (even $5) to SGAs Australia-first project to help all Australians make safer choices for people and nature when they buy garden chemical products

 

SGA wants to turn its independent database of 1000+ chemical garden products into an App which shows their safety for all Australians and their environment including beneficial insects, birds, aquatic life, pets and other non-target organisms.  The database has been developed by volunteer chemists, biochemists and toxicologists.  NO FUNDS HAVE BEEN ASKED FOR OR ACCEPTED FROM PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS!

The world is awash with over 80,000 chemicals that humans manufactured!

In Australia many of the sprays and other products to control garden pests, weeds and diseases are potentially harmful some e.g. glyphosate the popular weed-killer, have been linked with diseases including cancer.

Chemical pollution is believed to play a significant role in the increase of species extinction rates.  Pyrethrum, a popular insecticide, harms many beneficial insects and widely sold neonicotinoid insecticides are believed to be responsible for declining honey bee populations.

Even many fertilisers are harmful through pollution of waterways and failure to improve soil structure.

The average gardener does not know how safe or risky these garden products are!

Limited information on product labels is hard to interpret and doesnt allow easy comparison with other products and we dont know how many chemicals have been rigorously tested and received detailed assessment.  Even worse, we know little about effects of accumulation of small amounts of a large number of chemicals.

At SGA we are going to make that information readily available so everyone can see which products are safe and which are risky.

DONATE HERE

To spread the word about this project, check out these links:

Articles in the Syd........

17:03

Australia To Suspend Doctor For Helping Parents Get Vaccine Exemptions "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A Melbourne GP may end up having his medical license revoked for helping anti-vaccine parents get exemptions in Australia. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is unhappy with Dr. John Piesse helping parents find a way around...

The post Australia To Suspend Doctor For Helping Parents Get Vaccine Exemptions appeared first on Vaxxter.

17:02

MACKAY Man charged with horrific murder of his brother "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

MACKAY August 27, 2017 at 06:48AM ,

Man charged with horrific murder of his brother

August 27, 2017 at 06:48AM ,

Property. 16 hours ago; Comment Leanne Elizabeth Jordan, 54, faced Mackay Magistrates Court pleaded guilty to public nuisance,

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17:02

MACKAY Is this woman vying for the title of worst neighbour ever? "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

MACKAY August 27, 2017 at 01:33PM ,

Is this woman vying for the title of worst neighbour ever?

August 27, 2017 at 01:33PM ,

Jordan, who had been very drunk, couldnt remember much of either incident, Mackay Magistrates Court was told on Thursday. She faced the court

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16:42

How the administration of the penal colony called Australia are taking away your rights "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


Here is a report of the title;

The state of fundamental legal rights in Australia
by Simon Breheny, Morgan Begg (Dec 2014)

on how the administration of a colony of the United Kingdom called Australia are dealing with the  unruly slave population by taking away their fundamental legal rights such as;

  • The presumption of innocence and burden of proof
  • Natural justice
  • The right to silence
  • Privilege against self-incrimination

The report is 50 pages and 1.9MB:



where it is available for download at:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21_coIgIYu2Z2R5N1lLOGNFUmc

16:16

Legality of Same-Sex Marriage voluntary postal survey to be decided by High Court of Australia on 5 September 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


On the question of whether the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry..

On 8 August 2017 the Turnbull Government announced it would proceed with a voluntary postal plebiscite if the Senate again refused to pass the Bill for a compulsory attendance plebiscite.

On 9 August the Finance Minister announced that the Australian Bureau of Statistics would conduct a voluntary postal survey of citizens registered to vote.

On 10 August proceedings were commenced in the High Court challenging the ministers power to expend monies to conduct this survey.

High Court of Australia, August 2017:


Documents*
10/08/2017 Application for an order to show cause

10/08/2017 Notice of constitutional matter (Plaintiffs)
...

16:15

Retirement, bereavement, change in home situation, infrequent contact with family and friends, and social isolation leading to an increase in alcohol consumption by older people "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


British Medical Journal, Substance misuse in older people, 22 August 2017:
Baby boomers are the population at highest risk
Developed countries have seen substantial increases in longevity over the past 20 years, contributing to a global demographic shift. The number of older people (aged over 50) experiencing problems from substance misuse is also growing rapidly, with the numbers receiving treatment expected to treble in the United States and double in Europe by 2020.1

In both the UK and Australia, risky drinking is declining, except among people aged 50 years and older.23 There is also a strong upward trend for episodic heavy drinking in this age group. This generational trend is not restricted to alcohol. In Australia, the largest percentage increase in drug misuse between 2013 and 2016 was among people aged 60 and over, with this age group mainly misusing prescription drugs. However, people over 50 also have higher rates t...

16:01

The Cultural Revolution: Red China and the United States Compared in Iconic Events "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as non-aligned right).

15:30

Australia: Ex-human rights chief says Sharias no different to Catholicism, calls for Sharia courts "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Yes, Sharia and Catholicism are essentially identical, if you overlook all that business about stonings, amputations, wife-beating, death for apostasy, institutionalized discrimination against non-believers, and the rest. And as for Sharia courts, when they were established in Britain, officials repeatedly assured the public that they would only cover private matters on a voluntary basis, and []

14:57

Former Australian PM Abbott admits he was passed out drunk during crucial financial crisis vote "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

After years of lies and deflections, Australia's former prime minister Tony Abbott has admitted on a local television program that he missed a crucial 2009 vote on a $42 billion stimulus package intended to shore up the country's banking system during the financial crisis because he was passed out drunk. Abbott, then a member of the Liberal party's front bench, said he fell asleep on the couch in his office after consuming "quite a few bottles of wine" with two of his peers in the MP's dining room "and could not be roused." The next thing he knew, it was morning, and he had missed the vote, according to the Herald Sun. The admission comes years after a public row erupted between Abbott and former Labor Treasurer Wayne Swan when, back in 2013, Swan accused Abbott of missing the crucial vote because he drank too much. At the time, Abbott demanded that Swan stop "telling lies" about him, and members of Abbott's party asked that Swan withdraw his comments from the parliamentary record.

14:45

KANGAROO ATTACK "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

They look so innocent.

But my, they have big teeth.

And lots of them.

Im currently not feeling very friendly towards kangaroos.

Since we finished this years main tree planting early I had a chance to go and check on our WOPR planting, a ten hectare plot near the river Checking the WOPR paddock 2017 2

We started with direct seeding in 2013, but things didnt work out well to start with(see here and here).  Pigs, cattle, sheep, wombats, fierce heatwaves, weeds.  Everything seemed to be conspiring against us.  The neat, contoured, lines of green Greening Australia covers are visible from the Esdale side of the river, but its a bit of a jaunt to look more closely at whats going o...

14:38

Fiona Barnetts Complaint to Alaskan Authorities After Several Murder Attempts Where Made on Her When She Came to Speak in America "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

And OF COURSE- what have the police done? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. They are ALLOWING survivors to be picked off while they sit back and squash any investigations into what the horribly abused victims are telling them. THEY- like the pedophile protection squad- led by Doug Mesner- are PROTECTING AND SERVING child rapists and killers- and THEN expect to be hailed as heroes.

https://pedophilesdownunder.com/

Aug 27

Alison Miller helped set me up in Alaska

Numerous people expressed concern at my traveling to the USA, fearing I would be bumped off. Well, they did try. This was one of three attempts on my life in the USA.

I think one year is sufficient time for a health board to finalise an investigation. Ive lost patience; so, here is the complaint Ive sat on for 11 months.

To the Alaskan Board of Social Work Examiners,

I am writing to lodge a formal complaint regarding Kimber Olson, a board certified licensed clinical social worker. Ms Olsons work address is 2600 Denali, Suite 606, Anchorage, 907-903-7880.
On 9th October, 2016, I was attending a Seattle conference as an international guest presenter. A social worker who works for Tacoma police, Beth Cook Adams, approached my associate Nicky Davis and asked to speak privately with me. Ms Cook spoke with Nicky and I, and told me she was impressed with my conference presentation.
Beth told Nicky and I that she was due to travel to Anchorage, Alaska the following weekend to assist with a two-week intensive intervention with an alleged DID client named Sarah, which had been organised by Kimber Olson. Beth indicated that there was a severe shortage of volunteers to assist with baby-sitting the client of a night time at her accommodation in hotels and a remote cottage in Eagle River Valley. Beth also indicated that she was nervous about assisting with a DID client.
Nicky and I offered to travel to Anchorage at our own expense and volunteer, if the organisers were interested.
Beth said that Kimber was desperate for volunteers as there were gaps in the roster.
I made it clear that Nicky and I were not licensed health professionals.
Beth made a call to Kimber who immediately agreed to our assisting.
Nicky and I flew to Alaska on Monday 10th October.
We were collected from the airport by Kimber Olson who had the client in the car. We drove to Kimbers office. Kimber then loaned us her car while she had a lengthy therapy session with the client. After this, Kimber drove Nicky, the client and I to a shopping centre where Nicky and I purchased groceries that the client requested. Kimber then drove us to the remote cottage in Eagle River Valley.
Nicky and I were not briefed prior to being left at the cottage with the client. We were never given a chance to sp...

13:37

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Admiralty Islands archipelago, Papua New Guinea at 04:17 UTC on August 27, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.1 km (5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 0 km....... Read more

13:02

Locus Non Consequensia & Undertaking Arts Monday "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Hadyn WilsonLocus Non Consequensia location of no consequence is a project conceived by artist, Hadyn Wilson to honour an inconsequential space. This innovative project originally began in early 2000 as a collection of drawings and focuses on one representative square metre of ground delineated by a cast iron frame. The location, chosen randomly using Google Earth and a Random Number Generator, is under the pine trees between the Manly Art Gallery and Manly Wharf. This idea enables us to reflect on the fundamental physical reality around us and is part of the Manly Arts Festival.

Artist, Hadyn Wilson, is my guest today.

Locus Non Consequensia Dedication: Saturday 9 September 2017 2.30PM

More Info: locusnonconsequensia.com and Manly Arts Festival 2017

 

 

 

Undertaking is a psychological immersive thriller headlining Sydney Fringe 2017. This unique, subversive, interactive theatre show puts the audience in control. Set over 20 rooms, this multi-sensory thriller allows the audience to move freely through simultaneous scenes to follow the thread of the story they choose. Audience members decide the outcome and take responsibility for their choices! Undertaking is a production of Mongrel Mouth Theatre Company.

Producer and Director, Duncan Maurice and Actor and co-writer, Sharon Zeeman, are my guests today.

UNDERTAKING: 6 30 September 2017

Sydney Fringe Festival Hub 225 Euston Rd, Alexandria

Info / Tickets:...

12:44

Downsizing cost trap awaits retirees five reasons to be wary "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Add up all the neglected costs of downsizing and retirees have good reason to be wary of making the move. Its time to debunk the myth of zero housing costs in retirement if we want to understand why retirees resist downsizing. Retirees have at least five reasons to be wary of the costs of downsizing. [Article first published at https://theconversation.com/downsizing-cost-trap-awaits-retirees-five-reasons-to-be-wary-80895 on 31 July 2017.]

Retirees living in middle-ring suburbs face frequent calls to downsize into apartments to free up larger allotments in these suburbs for redevelopment. Retirees who fail to downsize into smaller units and apartments are viewed as being a greedy, baby-boomer elite, stealing financial security from younger generations.

It also makes sense to policymakers for retirees to move into less spacious accommodation and make way for high-density housing. Housing think-tank AHURI fosters this view. Yet seniors remain resistant to moving, in part because of the ongoing costs they would face.

The concept of zero housing costs in retirement is based on a 1940s view of a well-maintained, single dwelling on a single allotment of land where the mortgage has been paid off. This concept is incompatible with medium- and high-density housing and refusing to acknowledge ongoing housing costs may cause significant poverty for retirees.

Reason 1 upfront moving costs are high

When a house is sold the owner receives the sale funds minus the real estate and legal fees. When the same person then buys a different property to live in, they pay legal fees plus stamp duty.

For cities such as Melbourne and Sydney, these costs are likely to exceed A$70,000.

These high transfer costs may mean it is not cost-effective for the person to move.

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12:00

The Sport of Kings "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Back in the late seventies, Bob Marley wrote a song that recalled the black U.S. cavalry regiments, known as Buffalo Soldiers which fought in the Indian Wars after 1866. Marley likened their fight to a struggle for survival, and recasts it as a symbol of black resistance: If you know your history then you would know where you coming from. Then you wouldnt have to ask me Who the heck do I think I am?

Allmon Shaughnessy, one of the principal characters of American author CE Morgans The Sport of Kings echoes this when he asks another, Rueben Bedford Walker III, who the fuck do you think you are?

The Sport of Kings is not a history book nor is it an historical novel. But it is most certainly about history. And about identity. As Morgan puts it: You would never escape the category of your birth. It is also about memory and myth: Repeated long enough, stories become memory and memory becomes fact.

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10:10

If You Have Any of These 12 Traits You Belong to the Worlds Rarest Personality Type "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

INFJ personality is a personality type that only 2 percent of the population across the globe have. People with this personality type are mysterious and highly emotionally intelligent.

INFJ is for those who do not know one of the 16 Myers and Briggs personality types. This personality type is one that does not like to bring much attention to themselves and they can be a little hard to spot because they have some pretty conflicting personality traits. Below you will find a list of traits most INFJs have, are you an INFJ?

1. They always see the big picture and invest in long-term.

They always weigh out their options before making a move. If something is not good enough they will figure out a better way.

2. They are hardworking.

They work hard and will always do the job correctly even if they have to plan out all the tiny little details.

3. They trust their gut feelings.

They are deep thinkers who are highly intuitive. While they do go over all the possible outcomes of everything in their minds they also know when their gut tells them to do something that they should do it.

4. They are truth seekers.

INFJs seek a deeper meaning for everything happening in this universe.

5. They do not like to work with people who disagree with them.

They prefer small groups of people instead of large ones. If you dont agree with them and cannot come to some sort of common ground they will up and cut you out of everything.

6. They are good at comforting people.

They are great at providing the shoulder you need to cry on.

7. They can read people.

They can see people for who they truly are if you have bad intentions chances are they can tell.

8. They are often lonely.

Even in a room full of people they still feel like the odd man out. This is because they are so different.

9. They are either all or nothing.

They value quality over quantity and if you are not putting in your best efforts they want nothing to do with you.

10. They are full of contradictions.

They are always going from one end of the spectrum to the other. This sometimes makes them hard to follow.

11. They are great at connecting the...

09:42

Sunday, 27 August 2017 - 5:42pm "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

This week, I have been mostly reading:

08:39

Theres a growing movement to build a statue of Flume on Manly Wharf "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Flume is arguably one of Australias biggest musical exports in recent times. In addition to topping the worlds largest musical poll, the Sydney muso has also amassed a huge fanbase around the world, well and truly putting Aussie talent on the map. But now, theres a petition to ensure that Flumes legendary status is cemented by way of a life-size statue, because of course there is.

As The Fader reports, Joseph Smith recently took to the Change.org website to begin a petition with the intent of a statue of Flume being erected on Manly Wharf. Petitioning the Northern Beaches Council, and Warringah Council, the campaign states its goal rather clearly. Manly is home to Australias finest electronic music export, Flume. It just makes sense that the GRAMMY winning artist is immortalised on the wharf, right, the petition begins. Flume has released two studio albums and numerous EPs since bursting onto the electronic music scene, and has become an ambassador of Aus dance music.

If anyone deserves to be sculptured, its Flume!

Five days on from the petitions creation, its already managed to score close to 300 signatures, but it still has quite a way to go before it reaches its goal of 500 signatures. Of course, knowing how dedicated Aussie music fans are, it probably wont be too long before it reaches that goal.

This wouldnt be the first time that Aussie musicians have had statues made to commemorate their influence and legacy, so its not like this idea is exactly out of the question. However, if you consider the other artists that statues have been proposed for, including AC/DCs Bon Scott, INXS Michael Hutchence, and now Soundgardens Chris Cornell, these artists all have one thing in common theyre no longer with us. So hopefully we may see a new trend of commemorating the legacy of our still-living musos so that they can be around to appreciate it.

Check out and maybe sign the petition to get a statue of Flume on Manly Wharf here, but in the meantime, check out Flumes Hottest 100...

08:30

BBC WS Newsdays one-sided peace process reporting part one "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

For reasons best known to themselves the production team of the BBC World Service radio programme Newsday decided that their lead story on August 24th should be a US delegations visit to the Middle East. The item (from 00:38 here) was introduced by presenters Lawrence Pollard and Nomia Iqbal as follows:

[emphasis in italics in the original, emphasis in bold added]

Pollard: So can the Trump administration pull the rabbit out of the hat and broker a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians?

Iqbal: Huge question, isnt it? But its what the US team on Mid-East tour is hoping to provide the answer to. Led by President Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner, theyve been to Egypt, Jordan and now Israel for talks with the Israeli prime minister and the head of the Palestinian Authority.

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08:05

Green Manure "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

If you have a bit of space in your garden, growing green manures or cover crops is a great way to improve soil fertility and add organic matter to your soil. They can also be used as weed suppressants, and assist in the control of pest and diseases. So what are they, and where and when can you use them?

What is green manure?

Green manures or cover crops describe a range of temporary, fast growing leafy plants which are sown from seed generally in autumn or spring, grown through the next few weeks or months (depending on the season), and then, just before they begin to flower and set seed, they are slashed and turned in to the soil, or used as mulch for whatevers to be planted next.

Why is it grown?

You might consider growing a green manure crop in a new garden area to supress weeds, improve drainage, reduce compaction, stabilise the area to limit erosion, and improve the soil before you put in permanent plantings. Green manure crops are often used in vegetable gardens, in beds, or parts of beds which are given a break from vegetable production for a season to improve the soil and set the bed up for the next crop.

Vegetable gardeners might have some space to spare after the summer harvest, and if you have a crop rotation system, you could think of incorporating a green manure crop into the rotation check out our guide to crop rotation incorporating green manure crops here.

When to plant

There are different green manure crops that will thrive in different climates and different seasons.
If you want to plant a cool/cold season crop and you live in
an area with cool/cold winters (Tasmania, Victoria and southern New South Wales, southern South Australia and southern Western Australia), the best sowing time is early autumn. If its been very dry, wait for a bit of autumn rain before sowing. You can also sow cool/cold season crops in these areas in early spring;
a warmer area (northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, warmer parts of South Australia and Western Australia) plant cool/cold season crops a little later in April or May;
in a frost free area, cool/cold season crops can be planted from autumn until the end of winter.

If you want to plant a warm season crop, and you live in a colder area, plant in spring, once theres no risk of frost. In warmer areas, plant in summer whenever you can rely on rainfall, or are able to irrigate. If you live in a tropical area, you can plant warm season crops throughout the yea...

07:31

The Dark Price That a Seasnake Paid to Live in a Polluted World "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

This is the first and only evidence of a snake changing its colour in response to industrial contamination.

A black turtle-headed seasnake sloughing its skin. Credit: Claire Goiran

A black turtle-headed seasnake sloughing its skin. Credit: Claire Goiran

Animals do the most amazing things. Read about them in this series by Janaki Lenin.

Turtle-headed seasnakes (Emydocephalus annulatus) in polluted waters are changing colour. Creatures of the Indo-Pacific coast, they usually have high contrast black and white bands or blotches encircling their bodies from head to tail.

While snorkeling in the shallow Nouma lagoon of Grande Terre Island, New Caledonia, more than 1,000 km east of Australia, evolutionary biologist Rick Shine of the University of Sydney and his family observed unusually black turtle-headed seasnakes. Back then, in 2003, males, the smaller of the sexes, seemed more prone to melanism (80%) than females (54%). These waters are polluted by runoff from nickel mining, the largest employer in this French protectorate. Besides the bl...

06:08

KURILPA POETS AUGUST BREAK "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

KURILPA POETS August Break Just a brief reminder to water rats and Friends that the KURILPA POETS will NOT be meeting today (Sunday, 27th August), as we usually do on the last Sunday of each month. We are having a Continue reading

06:06

Me 5 years ago on union officials & why they don't go to police when union money is stolen "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Nothing Turnbull has put in place changes this. Union officials with the numbers can spend union money as they wish. A corporate officer has an obligation to report fraud or stolen company cash or property. A union official feels no such obligation. Breaking the link between unions and the Labor...

06:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

1.00 AUD = 0.0002 BTC
0.0010 BTC = 5.55 AUD
Converter

05:17

Oklahoma Police Chief Busted For Owning Racist Website and White Supremacist Record Label "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A Texas television station, KXII, was investigating white supremacist hate in their area, when they came across some shocking information about the newly appointed Colbert Police Chief, Bart Alsbrook.

After the violence in Charlottesville, VA, the Southern Poverty Law Centers Hate Map became a popular resource for those curious about hate in America.

Reporter Rachel Knapp of KXII noticed a single hate group in the Texoma region and began investigating. The website  ISD Records  had filed paperwork in 2004 with the signature of Bart Alsbrook, according to Raw Story.

Bart Alsbrook, the third Chief hired so far this year,  was hired as Colberts interim Police Chief  just last week.

We called Alsbrook about that application last week. He denied he was the Bart Alsbrook behind isdrecords.com, KXII reported.

We searched for another Bart Alsbrook and couldnt find another person with that name in the United States.

Alsbrooks initial denial seemed extremely fishy considering the site was taken offline within hours of the reporters questioning.

When the news station contacted him about the site being taken offline, he gave a hilarious answer that is a clear fabrication and didnt explain anything.

When we called him back to ask him about it, Alsbrook claimed a group of skinheads stole his wallet and began using his name after a fight at a heavy metal concert in the 1990s, KXII...

05:16

Eat It - 27 August 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

On today's show we spoke to Nick Haddow from Bruny Island Cheese, and we were lucky enough to chat to Melbourne food legend Philippe Mouchel about his eponymous restaurant one year in.

05:14

Not Guilty of Drug Driving Despite Cannabis in System "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Northern Rivers region resident Joseph Carrall was pulled over by NSW police senior constable Chayne Foster on 23 June 2015 for a random drug test. The officer asked the driver whether hed taken any illicit drugs within the last 48 hours, which Mr Carrall replied, I had a smoke over

The post Not Guilty of Drug Driving Despite Cannabis in System appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

04:30

Voices of reason call for immediate end to NT Indigenous Intervention "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Voices of reason call for immediate end to NT Indigenous InterventionHundreds of eminent Australians will tomorrow in Melbourne add their support to Indigenous calls to end the NT Intervention. read now...

04:19

Poor Lyndas Sapling "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Lynda loved Nature Lynda Jacqueline lived by herself In a small flat with a small garden bed Lynda was never poor wearing her straw trilby Lyndas tradition was young, young gorgeous young men Who would steal a kiss Lynda took lifes chances Lynda would smile a sad smile Lynda planted a sampling in her garden []

04:18

Who Killed Cock Robin?  A Book Review of 9/11 Exposed and the Myth of the War on Terror "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB The author (or authors?) of this book: 9/11 Exposed, the Myth of the War on Terror, says the September 11, 2001 attacks were entirely done by persons connected to Israel. Readers of GumshoeNews know how strenuously I have opposed the blaming of Israel (actually the blaming of Jews or the []

04:10

Martin bound by stress "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


Martin Walsh

I found a couple of drawings I'd forgotten to scan at the time, this one I drew at Martin's a few weeks ago, and the pelicans below I did for Grace with babies in their beaks, adapted from those she painted on the Garden of Earthly Delights


03:44

For Sale "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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I have a family tandem bike designed for an adult and 2 kids.

Very low frame, 6 year old on back seat up to adult, age 2 - 6 year old in middle seat and adult on front. Bike needs a tune and service.
 
@$300
Thanks.

Nick Curmi.
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03:35

PERTH Watch: WA Polices newest recruit make impressive arrest "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Watch: WA Polices newest recruit make impressive arrest .

August 26, 2017 at 06:27PM .

The Kinross man was charged with aggravated home burglary and stealing. He was refused bail and was due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.communitynews.com.au/joondalup-times/news/wa-polices-newest-recruit-makes-impressive-arrest&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGZ4FVXUfWdFCSkQTLT-RtWG9IWoA

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03:31

Wanted "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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I have a request on the behalf of Coburg High School. 

We have a wonderful group of teachers involved in creating a mural for the school around the "Respectful Relationships" initiative. 

We need exterior paint and wondered if anyone had some left over from a project and would like it to go to a good cause. 

If you can help please email parents.association@coburg.vic.edu.

03:30

Please Return "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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On Saturday afternoon (between 4 - 5.30pm) I was teaching my son how to ride his bike along the path in FG Cox Reserve, when his red AFL footy ball which I had left under a tree near the BBQs was taken. 

If this was picked up by accident can you please return to us - just throw it over the fence 8 Claremont Street (just near the park). My son was very upset that someone could take his footy ball from him as he loves kicking the ball around!! 

Thanks.  Gretchen. 

02:54

What is to be done about Climate Change? theme for August 17 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Frogs are smarter than we are?  We insult frogs when we say that they would stay in  a pot of water, to die,  as it was slowly heated to boiling point. Dr. Victor Hutchison, at the University of Oklahoma, dispelled that myth when he studied frogs reaction to temperature changes in water. He followed the procedure outlined for a proper frog-boiling; put a frog in cold water, and gradually warmed the water up. (He stopped well before the boiling point.) The frogs most definitely did jump out when the water got too warm for them.

So the message to human society surely should be  act like a frog and dont let global warming keep on creeping up on us!

Current approaches to the  climate change crisis:

Al Gores co...

02:50

Digital Surveillance: An Interview with the Cyberspace Law and Policy Communitys David Vaile "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Big data is watching you. And you might want to get used to it, because its reach is getting wider. These days, its common knowledge that governments, security agencies and even social media companies are monitoring peoples behaviour on the internet. The scale of this digital surveillance was revealed when Edward Snowden leaked classified information

The post Digital Surveillance: An Interview with the Cyberspace Law and Policy Communitys David Vaile appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

02:06

Tasty Eating House ~ Chinese, Kingsford "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Tasty Eating House in Kingsford dishes out big serves of Chinese braised goodness. Feel virtuous with a veg choice then blow your points counting with sticky sweet n sour pork ribs. There's a row of restaurants along Anzac Parade that somehow seem similar, down to the giant picture menus they give you to choose your meal from. The specialise in a mix of mostly eastern Chinese style dishes, a

02:06

Wheres your daddy from? "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


In winter 2017, the latest fashion in Australian Federal politics seems to be having dual citizenship. At the time of writing, there are six members of the current Parliament who have been referred to the High Court to determine, amongst other things, if they were ever validly elected. Potentially, they could have to repay their salary, legislation they voted on may be invalid and so on. What happens from here is unknown and there are various claims and counter claims being made by interested stakeholders including the Prime Minister.

The government is moving closer towards unilaterally referring four Labor MPs to the High Court to have the validity of their election tested, in a move that would mark a dramatic escalation of the citizenship stoush that has so far seen six MPs - Nationals Barnaby Joyce and Matt Canavan, former Greens Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters, One Nation MP Malcolm Roberts and Nick Xenophon - referred to the High Court to have the validity of their election examined.
The four ALP MPs have immigrant backgrounds, however
A senior Labor source warned: "if we go down this path, it will destroy them."

The ALP was, the source said, "confident in our vetting processes, while they don't have one, that's why they need the High Court".
Others have the resources to cover the ins and outs of this brouhaha with far greater timeliness that this blogsite, but they probably dont get time to look at the demonstration of the morals and ethics displayed by the various players in this confected circus.

First up, Section 44 of the Constitution is there for a reason. Depending on your point of view it could be as relevant today as it was in the 1890s or it could be a throwback to the days of the white Australia policy and should be repealed. Bill OChee (former National Party Senator in the 1990s) seems to think there is a valid reason for the exclusion of dual citizens from the Parliament the article is one point of view. Regardless, given that transport and communication around the world is considerably faster than it was in the 1890s, its not so hard to understand that the chances of someone being a dual citizen (and being found out if they are) are significantly greater now than they were 120 years ago or th...

01:56

NSP 26 August 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The Joe Arpaio pardon by Trump.  Joe never showed any concern for those who were wronged by the court system, hes never had a problem jailing those raped by the legal system.  But when he gets caught in it, hes screaming witch-hunt and needs a pardon.  What a despicable human being.

Matt in Brisbane, Australia, my vegan facebook thread.  Same responses from non-vegans as we get from bureaucrats.  I ask a question, they claim Im making a stupid argument.  Were not being preachy or forcing our views on anyone, were pointing out morally inconsistencies.

We are not omnivores and even if we are, there is still a moral choice.  We dont need to eat animals.

Jeremy in Colorado is prepping for court in a week.  Do we need to stick the exact questions when cross-examining a cop?  Yes, dont change the context of the questions as we are trying to get certain admissions from the witness.

Will from Minnesota called about his money being stolen from the IRS.  The company is forced to be accomplices to the IRSs robbery and we need to contact the IRS and the company and get statements/admissions to get the money back.  We need an admission from the company they blindly gave the IRS the money because they are forced to, that they did not make any determinations of federal law against us.  We also need IRS admissions there is no evidence supporting their claim their la...

01:31

Predictions of earthquakes following last eclipse "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Shakeel Ahmad, a well known cloud reader from Varanasi, has predicted powerful to medium earthquakes and strong tidal waves in several countries, including North and South America, Turkey Japan, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. This, he says, will be in the aftermath of the solar eclipse that took place on Monday night. Shakeel Ahmad, who has predicted several earthquakes by studying formations and patterns of clouds, says that on Monday he observed cloud patterns that are known to signify earthquakes on land and in sea. "I have, once again, observed the earthquake predicting clouds indicating the first warning signal. A disturbance was noticed in the ionosphere which was due to the condensation of clouds in S E-140 to E N-45 direction. By the magnetic compass from Varanasi, these clouds began to move towards this direction EN-45 to NW-310 and SE-150 to SW-240 and SE-140 to EN-45 direction too," he says. Ahmad says that on this basis, he predicts powerful and medium earthquakes, tsunami and tidal waves.

01:09

Sunday Morning Coming Down "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

As I ate my breakfast this morning, I reflected on two things. First, the Sunday papers are terrible. Second, there was a time when Id be barely awake on weekends before lunch-time.

On Friday and Saturday nights, Id go out drinking and dancing with friends, often until 3 or 4 in the morning. Then, Id come home and sleep until lunch-time. After that, Id get up, go to a local cafe, where Id spend an hour or two reading the papers over breakfast.

Twenty years on, Im usually asleep by 10.00pm, and Im usually awake by 6.00am, often 5.00am. Ill usually have cereal for breakfast, though today, as sometimes occurs, Ill head to my local cafe. Reading the papers doesnt take nearly as long. Theyre half the size they used to be, and theres not much inside to read that I havent already consumed elsewhere. And watching Insiders at 9.00am has become part of my weekend routine, rather than later catchup.

These days Im more likely to see a sunrise than a sunset, as I sometimes have a late afternoon nap. So maybe things havent changed that much, except the hours of my weekend sleeping pattern? :)

Sunday Morning Coming Down Johnny Cash

Well, I woke up Sunday morning
With no way to hold my head that didnt hurt
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn...

01:05

Lesbian activist Masha Gessen tells Sydney Writers Festival gay-marriage is about destroying marriage "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

This is Masha Gessen speaking in Sydney in 2012.https://web.archive.org/web/20120617035444/http://www.swf.org.au/component/option,com_events/Itemid,124/agid,2966/task,view_detail/

00:54

Wild plants galore "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Wild plants of the Castlemaine district is a wonderful new resource on the flora of the local area that has been made available by the Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club CFNC.

The website is based on the plant identification and reference guide produced by the late Ern Perkins, a founding and very active member of the CFNC. Ern was a peerless field naturalist who studied and photographed the flowering plants of the Castlemaine District, covering the Mt Alexander Shire, plus Porcupine Ridge and Fryers Ridge. Over his forty year membership of CFNC, Ern produced many plant lists for specific areas all of this information has now been incorporated into the one resource a wonderful achievement.

It has already come in handy checking the botanical names of some of the early spring wildflowers spotted yesterday on a ramble near Fence Track in the Muckleford bush.

Blue Caladenia Cyanicula caerulea, Fence Track, 26th August 2017

00:35

4BC Radio show segments: 4 Corners & all that... "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

What's going on in Australian property?

I was on 4BC radio yesterday from 8am to 9am with the legendary radio and real estate industry stalwart Kevin Turner.

Firstly, we discussed the use of gearing and loan to value ratios in Australia.

Click the images or links below to listen to each segment. 


Below, we then discussed what influences property prices in Australia. 


We also discussed gentrification, and where to look for suburbs with the potential to gentrify, as well as so-termed property 'hotspots' (and why you might want to steer clear of them). 


Finally, we spoke about the Queensland property cycle, which you can listen to by clicking the image below.

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00:04

Victorian Govt Roads Corporation homosexual activism not authorised by Transport Integration Act 2010 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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23:40

Ian Buruma en 'het betrekkelijk goedaardige imperialisme uit Washington' 12 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


Het is een moeilijke tijd voor de westerse mainstream-opiniemakers, nu, na de val van de Sovjet Unie, ook de Pax Americana haar einde [nadert], zoals op vrijdag 9 juni 2017 de kop luidde boven een NRC-artikel van de journalist Ian Buruma. Voor hem, als overtuigd Atlanticus, is het problematisch, zo niet onmogelijk, te verklaren hoe het betrekkelijk goedaardige imperialisme uit Washington toch schijnbaar plotseling zijn langste tijd heeft gehad. Weliswaar probeerde Buruma zich alvast tegen kritiek in te dekken door de toevoeging betrekkelijk, maar dat was niet meer dan een vormkwestie, immers, alles op aarde is betrekkelijk. Het weerhield hem ook niet om te voorspellen dat we, te weten het merendeels witte lezerspubliek, ons [zullen] moeten voorbereiden op een tijd waarin we met weemoed terugkijken op het betrekkelijk goedaardige imperialisme uit Washington. Voor Buruma staat onomstotelijk vast dat Amerikaanse beleidsbepalers een grote bijdrage hebben geleverd aan het scheppen van 'vrede' op aarde. Zo benadrukte hij in juli 2002 in The Guardian dat it was an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who fathered the League of Nations in a wildly idealistic attempt to secure world peace. Dat de werkelijkheid in strijd is met zijn zienswijze heb ik aan de hand van de feiten hier al eerder proberen aan te tonen. Onder de veelzeggende kop Why we must share America's dirty work tracht Buruma aan te tonen dat het Amerikaans imperialisme een zegen is voor de wereld, in elk geval voor het deel dat tot het domein van het vrije Westen behoort. Maar aan elke droom komt een eind, en dus werd het na 11 september 2001 zelfs voor de mainstream-opiniemakers onhoudbaar vol te houden dat de Amerikaanse terreur elders een manifestatie is van met dank aan Ian a wildly idealistic attempt to secure world peace. Daarom zag  mijn oude kennis Buruma zich uiteindelijk gedwongen de vraag te stellen: So what the hell went wrong? In n adem door beantwoordde hij die vra...

23:40

Brian Houston Twitter: I still call Australia home "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

23:19

Michael Gannon (AMA President) and the Suppression of Vaccination Science in Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Recently the film Vaxxed; From Cover-up to Catastrophe has been touring Australia to sell out crowds as parents discover the fraudulent science that the Australian Medical Association (AMA) is using to claim that the link between vaccines and autism is discredited.

In addition, Michael Gannon, the AMA president, stated in the media (channel 10) on 21 May 2017 that:
the Health Department was spending a lot of time disproving the quack theories about the risks of vaccines.

This statement is untrue and it is disrespectful to parents because the Health Department is ignoring the skyrocketing autism in Australian children that correlates directly with the MMR vaccine and the expanding vaccination schedule  a schedule that is not designed by the Australian government.

In my No Jab No Play rally speech in WA on 28 May 2017 I call for Michael Gannon to step down from his position with the AMA (at 31.41 mins in the speech). This is because he is dismissing parents valid concerns about vaccines as quack theories. This is contrary to evidence-based medicine and his role in promoting public health in the community.

My PhD thesis is published on the University of Wollongong (UOW) website and it describes the undone science in government vaccination policies. This lack of hard evidence is allowing governments to claim that vaccines are safe and effective instead of using definitive proof.

When Australian Doctors speak up in support of the medical literature that shows the risks of vaccines they are threatened with de-registration from their professional body. Recently Dr. John Piesse publicly supported parents who do not want to vaccinate their children. He stated:

This is a matter of principle. You have got a public health policy which is causing harm.

This doctor is now under investigation by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) instead of being allowed to debate the science. The AMA is dismissing the science as anti-vaccination instead of encouraging debate. How can public health be protected if the science showing the risk of vaccines is ignored and not included in the debate?

This is a crime against humanity if the AMA is...

23:05

The Burning Issue "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

I have been asked to present a brief talk on burning and climate change to the Community Fire Forum in Bairnsdale today. Presumably I have been asked because of my frequent pieces here on the burning question in Gippsland. By necessity I must emphasize that Climate Change is much more than an environmental problem.

As I have outlined here frequently I consider it an existential crisis threatening the whole of humanity. I intend to go through the basic physics of the Greenhouse Effect with the brief history of Fourier in 1827 whose calculations suggested the earth should be 30 degrees colder than it was (without the greenhouse effect the earth would be a ball of ice) through the important works of Tyrell and Arrhenious emphasizing that we work on best science.

The greenhouse effect means that as the gases are increased the temperature of the earth increases. The last 10,000 years, known geologically as the Holocene has seen benign temperatures in which civilisations developed. Since the industrial revolution with the combustion of coal, and later oil as an energy source, the greenhouse gases have been steadily increasing and the average temperature of the earth is rising. There are a number of eminent scientists James Hansen, Peter Wadhams who consider we are already in a climate emergency.

So what has this to do with our forests? Forests are one of the major stores of carbon on the planet. When burned like fossil fuels they produce greenhouse gases. All burning produces energy, usually in the form of heat, and carbon dioxide. There are currently a number of burning practices involving the local community which produce greenhouse gases controlled fuel reduction burns, logging coupe burns and bushfire prevention and control.

Most of these practices were established well before climate change was seen as a problem. Now it is obvious that the practice of clear fell logging is essentially harmful with their contribution of greenhouse gases outlined below. The practice only continues because of the status quo and the influence of big business. With regards controlled fuel reduction burns, once clear fell logging is terminated the need for it will be considerably reduced. The question remains whether these burns protect the forest from severe or crowning bushfire...

23:03

UPDATED WITH MORE POETIC JUSTICE. It may not be the justice he wanted. But it's the justice he deserved. And Celine Dion completed it. "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

I never thought I'd say this - but this scene wouldn't be complete without Celine Dion. UPDATE Finally some good news! Trump protester @JoshuaCobin hit in the groin with gas canister now facing assault on police charges. pic.twitter.com/VCOVABRP9G Tennessee (@realTEN_GOP) August 25, 2017

23:00

ocean wilds "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The water is inky black, the sun not yet over the horizon theres a constant slapping sound of the waves reminding you of the ocean wilds just there beyond the reach of your cold outstretched arms      Filed under: Continue reading

22:49

Venezuela launches massive war games in response to Trump's threats "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Venezuela has begun massive wargames to show Donald Trump that it is capable of defending itself against US aggression. The drills will involve 200,000 troops and thousands of civilian volunteers, the military said. The number of participants in the exercise starting Saturday will exceed 900,000 people, Remigio Ceballos, head of the Venezuelan Strategic Operational Command, told the media. There'll be around 200,000 servicemen taking part, with the rest of those drilling being members of the Venezuelan civilian militia, Ceballos said. The National Bolivarian Militia was created by the late Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, in 2009. The force, which allows every citizen to enlist, answers directly to the country's president.

22:46

Best-selling author and renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling returns to Byron Theatre "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Back by popular demand, A.C. Grayling takes centre stage at Byron Theatre on Wednesday 6 September for Byron Writers Festival to tackle Democracy and Its Crisis. This talk will provide an urgent exploration of the challenges facing democracy today from one of our most trusted voices.

Were thrilled to be welcoming A.C. Grayling back to Byron for this special out of season event, said Festival Director Edwina Johnson A.C. Grayling is a brilliant modern thinker as well as speaker who eloquently and clearly explores the big issues facing us.

No constitutional system should allow a partisan group to hijack the interests of the whole: this is happening in the UK and the US as these words are being writtenIt is therefore a matter of urgency to return our advanced polities to their democratic roots, says A.C. Grayling.

Prompted principally by events in recent years in the UK and the USA, but also in Russia and the Middle East, A.C. Grayling investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to sustain themselves against forces they were designed to manage, and why it matters.

He considers moments in history in which the challenges we face today were first encountered, how they were overcome or not and with what consequences. He then lays bare the specific problems of democracy in the twenty-first century and maps out a set of urgently needed solutions.

With the advent of authoritarian leaders and the simultaneous rise of populism, representative democracy appears to be caught between a rock and a hard place, yet it is this space that it must occupy, argues Grayling, if a civilized society, that looks after all its people, is to flourish.

A.C. Grayling at Byron Theatre
Presented by Byron Writers Festival in association with Bloomsbury
When: Wednesday 6 September, 6:00pm 7.00pm
Where: Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay
Tickets: $30 Members / $35 General
Bookings: www.byronwritersfestival.com or call (02) 6685 5115

The post Best-selling author and renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling returns to Byron Theatre appeared first on Byron Bay Blog.

22:35

68,000 doctors bribed by Big Pharma with $47 million to prescribe dangerous painkiller drugs, analysis finds "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

As America grapples with alleviating the opioid addiction crisis that killed more than 30,000 people in the country in 2015, the debate rages on over the best way to tackle the issue. One aspect many people can agree on, however, is the fact that doctors are overprescribing these dangerous drugs, spurring addictions that can eventually send patients to the street to get their next high once their prescription runs out.

Why are so many doctors prescribing these pills despite the dangers? The answer is simple: money. A study out of the Boston Medical Centers Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine that was published in the American Journal of Public Health revealed that one out of every 12 American doctors has received at least one payment from an opioid pharmaceutical company. It was the first national, wide-scale study that focused specifically on opioid-related industry payments.

They reached their conclusions after analyzing the database for the Open Payments program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In the U.S., drug companies are required to report every payment they make to doctors under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. The researchers honed in on opioid-related payments that were made from August 2013 to December 2015. These included not only direct payments but also meals, consulting fees, travel reimbursement, and speaking fees.

More than 375,000 non-research payments related to opioids were shelled out to 68,177 doctors during the period studied, to the tune of $46,158,388. The average payment might have been just $15, but the top one percent of physicians 681 doctors in total received more than $38 million combined. Food and drink payments were the most common type of reimbursement, accounting for 94 percent of all payments, but speaking fees accounted for the most money overall.

Payments influence prescribing habits regardless of amount

Even when payments are small, past research has shown that drug company payments lead to increased prescriptions from doctors. One study last year found that doctors who accepted just one meal that was sponsored by a pharmaceutical company were significantly more likely to prescribe name-brand drugs to patients afterward.

The researchers of the current study believe that inappropriate prescriptions are playing a big role in the nations opioid-related deaths, and they suggest that policy makers place a cap on opioid-associated payments given to doctors by drug companies. They also believe that mandatory prescriber education might be needed to counteract the influence Big Pharma has on prescribing beha...

22:00

Friends of FM September 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

THE END OF AN ERA AT CITY PARK RADIO

Picture3After 20 years of Sunday Breakfast, Ken Brooks has handed in his Sunday keys. A sterling effort with early morning starts on nearly every Sunday morning. Well-liked and with a good following, we remember Tony Jarvis from Becks sponsoring the station for a couple of years, we are sure it was because he enjoyed Ken and his music on a Sunday morning.

Ken, it was a magnificent effort and youll be a hard act to follow. The comments you have received on our facebook page are a true testament to your hard work. A champion effort !!

Of course, you can still hear Ken on Friday afternoons..

and the station now needs to find someone else to change the clocks twice a year with daylight saving. its those little things we thought the elves just made magically happened the secret is out it was Ken.

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Theres always the telephone but now you can text the station from your smart phone.

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22:00

Day to Day Politics: Mathias and his attack on the socialists "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Sunday 27 August 2017 In a speech last Wednesday the Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told the Sydney Institute that Labors policies would make it harder for successful Australians to live here and that some will leave Australia and go where hard work, risk-taking and success are more highly valued and rewarded. We will be waving them goodbye at

The post Day to Day Politics: Mathias and his attack on the socialists appeared first on The AIM Network.

21:53

Modern day health propaganda revealed "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Health propaganda is pervasive. There are many misconceptions, omissions, distortions and lies surrounding the issue of health and medicine. Many are propagated by those who own Big Pharma (i.e. the Rockefellers and their ilk) who set the platform for Allopathy or Western Medicine to assume a monopoly and dominate healthcare - or more accurately "health management" - at the start of the 20th century. (This article reveals how they did it.) Unfortunately, much of this disinformation is unwittingly propagated by well-meaning parents who want their children to be healthy but simply don't know how to see through all the propaganda. The result is a population that has been trained to look outside of itself for healing, to depend on Government and Big Pharma to take care of its health, and to unquestioningly accept the opinion of their (Western) Doctor. Meanwhile, epidemics of cancer, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases (such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and dementia) rage throughout the US, Australia and many other Western nations.

21:53

RTI Confirms Liberals at Behest of Salmon Farming Industry "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Three years of correspondence between Primary Industries Minister, Jeremy Rockliff, and salmon farming companies, obtained by the Greens through Right to Information, reveal an all too familiar Tasmanian tale

21:51

African American 20th century art exhibition "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

This video is called Emory Douglas: The Art of the Black Panthers.

By Christine Lindey in Britain:

Black, proud, powerful

Saturday 26th August 2017

The radical intent of an exhibition of Afro-American art from the 1960s and 1970s impresses CHRISTINE LINDEY

Soul of the Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Tate Modern London SE1

FEW will associate US art of the 1960s and 1970s with Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell, Emory Douglas, Roy DeCarava or other black artists. But Tate Moderns exhibition, with its dominant themes of accusation, affirmation and agitation, changes that perception.

By subverting mass representations of African-Americans as eye-rolling, obsequious servants with watermelon smiles, Betye Saars assemblages confront racist stereotypes with gut-wrenching wit. Her Liberation of Aunt Jemima transforms a kitchen notepad in the form of a broom-wielding, inanely grinning black maid into a powerful activist, by arming her with a bayonet and a black-power fist.

Sambos Banjo attracts with the cheery patterned lining of its opened banjo case but repels when we spot the tiny, shocking photograph of a lynched man within.

Romare Beardens collages and DeCaravas black-and-white photographs of urban decay and angry or disappointed black faces cry out against oppression and poverty as soulfully as a steel-guitar riff. Yet the photographs also assert the intelligence and creativity of Afro-American musicians and thinkers such as Malcolm X and Ornette Coleman.

Other artists, including Chicagos AfriCOBRA collective, also encouraged self-confidence and self-regard in fellow Afro-Americans. Influenced by the Black Panther Partys community programmes, they created positive imagery by black people for black people with celebra...

21:10

Chinese Dragon Gobbling Up Australia and NZ "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

On Chinese buying land in Australia and New Zealand Ron Asher says it is one way traffic since New Zealanders or Australians and New Zealand or Australian companies are not allowed to buy any land in China and defines it as the usual hypocrisy and bullying tactics of Chinas government in exerting its control over the hated West

21:05

A China Tale from Tibet ... "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

In an article in the Tasmanian Times last April I explored what I could see as a threat to Australia from China, should global conflict break out. [1] And a year ago I explored concerns about China over the South China Sea, when threats were being issued upon us. [2]

20:36

The Powerhouse scandal: A case study in cultural vandalism "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Beware governments that talk about community consultation, but in practice fall in with the wishes of the developers

20:30

The genesis of Liftstraightup ... "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The genesis to Liftstraightup was a charity called Lift for Lily. We had a series of music events to raise money to buy a fit-for-purpose vehicle for Lilys Family

19:53

Witness the Power of Remaining SilentWoman Gets $30K After Cops Ignore the Constitution "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Source: The Free Thought Project By: Matt Agorist

Trenton, NJ Rebecca Musarra was pulled over by two New Jersey state troopers after they suspected her of speeding in 2015. However, because the troopers were ignorant of the Constitution, and Musarras right to remain silent, the traffic stop took a turn for the worse and now the taxpayers are being held liable.

The troopers careless disregard for the law was subsequently captured on dashcam showing them arrest this woman for the sole act of practicing her constitutional right to remain silent.

Now, according to court records, Musarra has been awarded $30,000 in a settlement with the state.

According to NJ.com, 

Musarra, a Philadelphia attorney, put her right to remain silent to the test after she was pulled over for allegedly speeding on Route 519 in Warren County and ended up in a holding cell for it.

In a recent interview, Musarra said she hoped the case, which drew national attention after it became public, would become a civil liberties lesson for police and members of the public.

Hopefully this gives average citizens a little more courage to assert their rights, she said.

Troopers Matthew Stazzone and Demetric Gosa had apparently never cared enough to read the 5th Amendment to the Constitution which states:

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war o...

19:38

Afghanistan facing major health crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

National Nine News (Australia), April 27, 2006: Afghanistan is facing a health crisis larger than that experienced by Asian countries after the 2004 tsunami, an Adelaide forum has heard. Mariam Rawi, a member of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), has told the forum that despite Afghanistan receiving billions of dollars in aid, little has been done to address the country's lack of health services.

19:30

PERTH Accused hit-run driver to face Perth court "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Accused hit-run driver to face Perth court .

August 26, 2017 at 01:57PM .

The 34-year-old Belmont man will face Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday charged over a collision between a motorcycle and a car in Appeal for

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19:29

Lying About Citizenship: Australian Politicians Before the High Court "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Featured image: Australian Sen. Matthew Canavan (Source: @mattjcan / Twitter)

It was nothing short of fabulous. Before the public, the political lie is deemed an imperative, instinctively cultured to repel anything that might appear, let alone resemble, truth. Never, whatever

19:04

Comments on the Connollys Atmospheric Physics Papers "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

My links to comments did not survive, so I added more information to help find the original comments in the original post. The following comments are from Dr. Ronan Connolly and Dr. Michael Connolly. They are in answer to comments made on my review (see here) of their atmospheric physics papers. Ive promoted the comments

18:22

Holy Spirituality with Pine Cone: Sweet Relief "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

John Lennon - Working Class Hero (Letra Ingls/Espaol)

https://youtu.be/pDwONPWJbMI



What a relief to experience the center of Well Being deep within me, and then to realize there wasnt, isnt and, never will be any Well Being here in this Mirror separation Matrix Karmic suffering cellular paradigm. I can let go of trying to make anything here better, and better than this, I dont have to, ever look outside myself for Love, Well Being, nurturing, or anything of any real value ever again.

Everything I have, ever projected comes from unconscious fear co-creating more compulsive Karmic harm, and this is the same for everyone else here in this physical-habit Karma-addicted Stockholm Syndrome sick-loyal harm-filled Paradigm. I can now expect to accept a continual flow of disappointments, without a need to fix anything, any more than I will continue to look outside, for what appears to only come from Immortal Love Absolute unborn infinite Well Being Central right deep down deep inside where, nothing harmful has, even been Karmic-borne yet.

Lets hope everything changes when everything Ascension-paradigm changes, because I think we, all are tired of the way someone is aways wrong here, just so another can pretend to be right. Since Well Being inside is the total lack of Mortal motives, then that pretty much leaves Immortal Love up to total surrender to Sweet Beloved, deep inside absolute unborn infinity, it happily seems to awe-humbling mean to sweet me-less-mumbling relief, from any more need to compulsively ID Karmic unconscious-better judge in Mirror Harm Matrix, all my, own personal me/me/me exclusive-motive ID-mios.

When I ask a question to control the one I fear, and that Mortal Patsy imagines an answer can come to play emotional hostage, its better to assume no one has the answer for anyone else, that still hasnt directly experienced Well Being Central deeper inside their, own need to stop looking outside themselves for any real Immortal Love answer. Can I see everything that upsets me with tranquility, and acceptance, without letting Well Being Envy get the best of me? Is posting outside myself another sign, I still need to stop looking outside too, or is it OK to musically inquire tirelessly, as if I am feeling what others continually feel, without anyone realizing how much I like to play, all our parts on this World-stage?

Lets all face it for Once, that we are all so full of Bull/Cow Harm
Where Karmic apples, never fall far from, all we humans mete out

OSHO: My Hands Are Empty

https://youtu.be/ngK0nSfBwQU

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17:38

Dealing with the Accusations Against Me "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

And THIS came in my email 5 minutes after posting this video

17:30

Many butterflies feeding, video "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

This video from North Carolina in the USA says about itself:

22 August 2017

Tiger Swallowtail and Spice Bush Swallowtail butterflies go into a feeding frenzy as the first thistle of the season blooms. Filmed in 4K UHD in the Great Smoky Mountains.


17:20

Newsbud Exclusive- Agents of Terror on Government Payroll- Part I: Anwar Al-Awlaki. "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

MSM: 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + more 2s = 0

From quasi investigative reports to legitimate leaks, whistleblowers and numerous court documents, several key 9/11 operatives have been identified and confirmed as assets and or informants of the United States government. All details of these operatives positions, functions and employment records have been sealed and protected as beyond and above top secret classified. Further, despite the established facts and undeniable trail of evidentiary crumbs, the mainstream and pseudo-alternative tentacles of the establishment continue to downplay or plainly disregard these cases, and parrot the long ago debunked official narrative. According to them the sum of two plus two plus more twos equals well, a solid zero.

Whether it is Anwar al-Awlaki, a man who was born and highly educated in the United States, who fought on our side against our competitors interests, who was a regular figure at the Pentagon and the brass dinner companion, who was on the FBIs payroll and highly valued by the US Congress; or Ali Mohameds employment with the United States Armys Green Barret and the CIA, and his connections with the FBI; or the landlord of two 9/11 hijackers in San Diego, who happened to be a highly valued long-term FBI informant, we find ourselves staring at black holes of incomplete profiles and missing crucial information. In each of these cases we are dealing with a government engaged in an extraordinary level of secrecy, protection and cover-up. And with every single case we are faced with the crucial why question.

While each case, individually, on its own, paints an extremely troubling picture with serious implications, we must delve into the cases as a whole in order to see the larger theme and an even more telling story. Putting these established cases together, documented in one place, is a sound starting point towards needed answers- the truth; on 9/11.

Anwar Awlaki- An Established FBI Informant & Pentagon Insider

On October 4, 2013, lawyers for Ali Al-Timimi, a Virginia man and Muslim scholar serving a life sentence for supporting jihad against the U.S., pushed to obtain more information from the federal government on evidence pertaining to the cleric Anwar Al-Aw...

17:07

Leaked documents reveal shocking attempt to force refugees living in the community back to danger "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

MEDIA ALERT - PRESS CONFERENCE

Who: Hugh de Kretser, Executive Director, Human Rights Law Centre - who represent most of the affected people, Amy Frew, Lawyer, Human Rights Law Centre, Natasha Blucher, Detention Advocacy Manager, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Date: Sunday 27 August 2017
Time: 11:00AM (AEST)
Location: HRLC, Level 17, 461 Bourke St, Melbourne
Note: Call 0419 100 519 for entry

MEDIA RELEASE

Leaked Government documents have revealed that Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is planning to throw up to a hundred refugees and people seeking asylum and living in the community out onto the street in a move designed to force them back to danger.  

The documents, revealed overnight, show that starting Monday the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will issue dozens of refugees and people seeking asylum who were transferred to Australia from offshore detention for medical reasons with a final departure Bridging E Visa. The visa will give them three weeks to find their own accommodation while at the same time cutting their entire financial support and directing them to make arrangements to leave Australia.

Hugh de Kretser, Executive Director at the Human Rights Law Centre, said:

This is a shocking act of cruelty. We are talking about people who have been in Australia, some for several years. They have endured unimaginable suffering but are finally starting to rebuild their lives in freedom and safety in our communities. Then now, out of the blue, Dutton is trying to force them back to danger by making them destitute.

The policy comes more than a year after the successful Let Them Stay campaign that prevented Minister Duttons first attempt at deporting this same group - including babies born in Australia - back to Nauru and Manus Island.

We're talking about people who have been part of our communities for years. The sensible and compassionate thing to do is to let them stay. Instead, Dutton is trying to make them destitute and coerce them back to harm.

For further information please call:......

17:03

Mysterious 3,700 Year Old Tablet Reveals Ancient Babylonian Trigonometry "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The mystery of a numerically-coded Babylonian tablet has been cracked, with scientists in Australia revealing the 3,700-year-old clay artifact is the worlds oldest trigonometry table. Discovered by 20th century archaeologist Edgar Banks, the ancient clay fragment, known as Plimpton 322, has puzzled scientists for decades. Now researchers from University of New South Wales, Australia, say []

16:57

George Soros AND Bill Ayers Want You Re-educated or Dead "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Bill Ayers and George Soros are teammates that have one thing in common. They want people like you to die.

Some, and I mean only some Americans are aware of the George Soros groups who are pushing this country towards extreme violence that will manipulate America into a civil war that will subsequently be crushed and a new globalist, dictataorial regime will be installed. The goal of Soros and his globalist colleagues is to eliminate the last real bastion of representative government and install a brutal, dictatorial global socialist government where individual liberties are eliminated.

As was pointed out in Part One, the Soros-led movement against America is merely a continuation of the radical communist subversive groups  from the 1960s from which the most prominent group was the Weathermen Underground.

What Do These Subversive Want?

The short answer to the question of what do they want, what is their final objective, can be answered very succinctly. They want you are your type dead. They plan to murder you and people like you and have stated so in the past.

In Part One of this series, I detailed the history of treasonous subversive groups who are alll dedicated to the destruction of the United States. These groups have been led by communist agitators and murderers such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. As I also pointed out in Part One, Ayers, the former head of the Weathermen Underground, gave Obama his start in politics.

There is a critical area of special interest that needs to be highlighted when it comes to Ayers.

Former FBI informan...

16:16

The question of marriage equality needs to be resolved "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"



Over a two week period from 12 September 2017 an Australian Marriage Law Survey Form will be sent by post to every Australian registered to vote. It will be sent to the address given on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll.
This voluntary survey form needs to be returned before 6pm on 27 October 2017. If it is received by the Australian Bureau of Statistics after the deadline it will not be counted.
The survey form asks one straightforward question: Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?

16:15

Trump the Demagogue "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"



US President Donald J. Trump holds a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ, on 22 August 2017

15:43

Brit ex-spook behind Trump dossier ordered to give deposition in BuzzFeed lawsuit "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Man behind Trump dossier meets with Senate investigators The former British spy who put together an unverified dossier of explosive allegations about President Trump during last year's campaign has been ordered to give a deposition in a multi-million-dollar libel case brought against a media outlet that published the document. Former MI-6 British Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele is fighting the decision by U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro, of the Southern District of Florida that he must answer questions in the suit against BuzzFeed. A lawyer directly involved in the case said the issue will likely be argued before the British courts where a similar libel case is being heard. Steele's London-based company, Orbis Business Intelligence, authored the 35-page dossier while working for American-based Fusion GPS and its founder Glenn Simpson. The document, which was crafted as opposition research for unknown political rivals of Trump, contained salacious charges involving Trump and Russian prostitutes, but none of the claims have been corroborated and most media outlets steered clear of the dossier. In January, BuzzFeed set off an international firestorm when it chose to publish the entire dossier, which also included seamy allegations involving Russian technology guru Aleksej Gubarev and his companies, XBT Holdings and Webzilla.

15:18

Hovering black object and other UFOs seen in skies of Bradbury, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

It appears UFOs could be roaming our Macarthur skies, with a Bradbury resident appealing for support after sighting three unidentified flying objects on Sunday night. The UFO spotter, who did not wish to be named, said he saw the UFOs through his kitchen window as he was cooking dinner. "It was a very weird, black object," he said. "It wasn't very high up, probably between 500 to 1000 metres." "The object came from a south to north direction and was four to eight metres high. "My father thought it was eight feet wide and it hovered for close to 30 seconds."

15:09

Worlds #1 Anti-Vaxxer Calls for US Naval Blockade of Australia to Restore Democracy "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

By Kent Heckenlively, JD If being an American means anything, it means being able to go anywhere in the world and telling people right to their face that what theyre doing is wrong. Yes, I know it can sometimes be messy, but thats democracy. Which is why the apparent decision of Australia to ban me Continue reading Worlds #1 Anti-Vaxxer Calls for US Naval Blockade of Australia to Restore Democracy

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14:12

Get Out! A message for the atheist movement "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A couple have a major disagreement. A metaphorical story.

Spouse #1: I want a divorce.

Spouse #2: But no! You cant! Marriage is so, so important, and we have to stick together no matter what!

S#1: Im a feminist, and you put a pic of Milo Yiannopoulis with a word ballon saying Feminism is Cancer as the background on your cell phone.

S#2: You can change! Or you can learn to tolerate my little quirks. I have to be me, you know.

S#1: You marched in a white nationalist parade!

S#2: Oh, you and your trivial, petty concerns. Our bond is more important. We have to stick together, for the sake of the marriage. We still have things in common: you think Black Lives Matter, but we can still agree that cops have really tough jobs. Why are you tearing us apart?

I ask, whos side do you take here? Some of you will say that both sides are talking past each other, and that is correct. Some might then follow through and declare that therefore Both Sides Are Wrong, glossing over the misogyny and racism that one side takes for granted.

But some of us say instead, Oh no, Spouse #1! Get out! #2 is an asshole with bad ideas! It seems to me the only rational response: thats a marriage that needs to end.

But a lot of atheists disagree. At least, thats what I have to conclude from the last 6 years of abusive behavior by atheists against atheists, who then try to silence disagreement by declaring the inviolable importance of sticking together in the name of the precious Atheist Movement.

In 2016, David Smalley asked, Whats killing the atheist movement?. His answer: public disagreement about social justice. Reading between the lines, it was clear that it was all the fault of people who criticized other people within the movement. Were supposed to be quiet, show a unified front, and call each other up on the phone before we dare to disagree publicly. He was completely oblivious to the fact that silence favors the status quo, and that he was taking a side when he demands obedience to the nebulous leadership of the atheist movement.

I slammed him on it. I had a...

13:58

Victoria Police on duty at homosexual rally in Melbourne and their bosses must be charged with offences over uniforms "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

This is a genuine photo of the uniform of a Victoria Police sworn member at a homosexual rally in Melbourne today. It doesn't matter if you're pro same sex marriage, or against it. It's entirely irrelevant to this matter. The rainbow "POLICE" on the reflective vest is partisan. Some people...

13:34

London Notting Hill Carnival after Grenfell fire "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

This video says about itself:

19 March 2010

Claudia Jones, Trinidadian was an outstanding leader in the Black British struggle for equal rights. Deported from the States for her anti racist activities she landed in London and began campaigning for equal rights for the West Indian communities. She fought injustice, police brutality, housing and education discrimination. She set up the West Indian Gazette and created what is now known as the Notting Hill Carnival.

This video is the sequel.

By Zita Holbourne in London, England:

Marking carnival in the spirit of respect for the victims of the Grenfell fire

Saturday 26th August 2017

This years Notting Hill celebrations will be a more sombre affair as we remember those who lost their lives in the Grenfell tragedy, says ZITA HOLBOURNE

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL has existed throughout my life and is part of the fabric of London society.

Renowned internationally, it is one of the biggest outdoor carnivals in the world, but the roots of carnival sometimes seem forgotten or perhaps not known at all by the thousands of people who attend each year.

Growing up it was about mas, the costumes, floats, steel pan, sou...

13:18

Russian Federation SITREP 24 August 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

THE NEW NWO AND RUSSIA. This is very much worth reading. The authors argue that in the coming (well, already here) rivalry between the American maritime power and the Chinese land power, Russia is the swing player that can hand victory to one or the other: "So logic says that the US should be very nice to Russia and seek to establish some kind of military alliance". Well, logic's voice isn't loud enough for the US Congress to hear. Also interesting is their discussion of Germany's choices and the important role Saudi Arabia could play if it changes protectors again. (I too wondered this two years ago.) PUTIN'S POPULARITY. Some Western academics asked "But is his popularity real, or are respondents lying to pollsters?" and concluded "Putin's approval ratings largely reflect the attitudes of Russian citizens." I didn't bother to read their paper because I know - as does any serious observer - the answer already. Of course he's popular: he is the leader of a team which has achieved a tremendous turnaround in Russia's situation. Since 2000 all indicators are up. I wish we could say the same in our part of the world. RUSSIA INC. GDP grew 2.5% year-on-year in the second quarter; this is the highest growth since 2013. PMI is up to 52.7. Inflation is the lowest in five years.

13:13

Helifleet (US Navy Contract) S.N.I.A.S SA330J Puma Helicopter N366EV Pops into Gladstone Airport "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

An interesting visitor into Gladstone Airport with American-registered Aerospatiale SA330F Puma helicopter N366EV calling in for a very short time on Saturday 26 August.




The chopper comes up as being owned by Helifleet (USA) but appears to be contracted to the United States Navy (US Navy) / United States Naval Aviation.  Specifically a S.N.I.A.S SA330J Puma helicopter, N366EV has been seen operating in recent time from the USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE-6 ) - a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship.

N366EV was on the ground for a very short time and was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Puma 3".

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Michael F for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by Michael Fleetwood  

12:58

Guest Video: Why Modern Architecture Sucks "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Todays Guest Video is from Paul Joseph Watson and titled Why Modern Architecture Sucks. The image above does not feature in Watsons video, but would have been a good candidate for analysis. The Museum of Modern Art in Sydney is a perfect example of how a coherent architectural style is defiled by the tumor-like addition of a modernist appendage. The image is a CAD rendition of the museum and does unfortunately not portray the way that the new addition actually appears, especially after exposed to the weather for some years. Notably, the art deco of the original building does not appear ugly even if covered in accumulated dirt from air pollution, while the incoherent leggo-block non-style of the appendage (to the right of the main building) must be clinically pristine to give the effect that the architect obviously intended it to convey. Such aesthetics therefore only work in theory: i.e. in computer aided renditions. Thus, modernist aesthetics display the same kind of utopian thinking that animates the ideology of the progressive left. It is completely divorced from the realities of th...

12:48

Vaxxed producer banned from Australia on instructions of Big Pharma "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

By Jon Rappoport

Polly Tommey, producer of the famous documentary, Vaxxed, has been banned from Australia. If that sounds quite insaneit is.

Vaxxed has been screening across the world. It is an explosive revelation about egregious fraud at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The film focuses on the 2014 public confession of a long-time researcher at the CDC, William Thompson. Thompson admits that he and his colleagues committed a crime, by manipulating data to give the MMR vaccine a free pass, proving it had no connection to autismwhen in fact, as Thompson states, the vaccine does raise the risk of autism in children.

Here are a few statements from the The Sydney Morning Heralds report, headlined: Anti-vaccination advocate banned from Australia after documentary tour.

The producer Polly Tommey behind a controversial anti-vaccination film which has been touring Australia has been banned from returning to the country for three years, she claims.

Producer of the controversial anti-vaccination film, Vaxxed, Polly Tommey, has been banned from entering Australia for three years by Borer Force at Adelaide airport, acting on the instructions of Liberal Health Minister Greg Hunt, who was no doubt acting on the instructions of Big Pharma and naturally the Australian Medical Association.

Ms Tommey spearheaded a sold-out national roadshow of the documentary Vaxxed:...

12:46

LifeFlight (Aeromed) LearJet 45 Bizjet VH-VVI "Ambulance 451" at Longreach and Mackay Airports "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

On Thursday 24 August, LifeFlight (Aeromed) LearJet 45 bizjet VH-VVI "Ambulance 451" was noted touching down at Mackay Airport from Brisbane.  About an hour later, it departed to Cairns.

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From Cairns, VH-VVI then flew into Longreach Airport before it later returned to Brisbane.

Meanwhile, there has been another bizjet and some nice light General Aviation (GA) visitors to Longreach Airport over the course of this last week.

Last Saturday 19 August, Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-KXM popped into Longreach Airport once again, calling in from Bankstown and departing to Vanrook Station near Normanton.

Also last Saturday 19 August, Tasfast Air Freight / Vortex Air Piper PA-31-350 VH-TWU also passed through Longreach Airport, arriving from Cairns and later departing to Charleville.  It eventually continued to its Melbourne (Moorabbin) base.  It appears that VH-TWU has been completing flights between Townsville and Palm Island over recent weeks.

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While another Piper PA-31-350 VH-OMN of Dick Lang's Dessert-Air Safaris' arrived into Longreach Airport on Friday 25 August from Innamincka on what looked to be one of its many Safari flights.

Finally, a trio of Pilatus PC-12s have been noted calling into Longreach...

12:39

Weekend reads - must see articles of the week "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Summarised for you here at Property Update (or click on the image below).


To take advantage of the Earlybird special offer on our live event in Sydney - which now expires very soon - see here!

12:07

Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue Bell 412 Helicopter VH-ESD Flys North via Gladstone and Mackay Airports "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

On Tuesday 22 August, Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue Bell 412 helicopter VH-ESD was noted flying North from Archerfield to Townsville via Gladstone and Mackay Airports.

https://www.facebook.com/rescue521queensland/

It has been noted in recent times at Redcliffe Aerodrome receiving planned maintenance since it flew South from Townsville in mid-June.  It looked to fly across to Archerfield on Monday 21 August.

After returning to Townsville, VH-ESD looks to have returned to service already completing a med-evac flight to Ingham and back as "Rescue 521".

12:06

Fight against wage theft in Auburn Fresh Cut/New Star Kebabs "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Today 26 August 2017, SydSol and the ASF-IWA took action in Auburn in support of four workers who were exploited at Fresh Cut, a factory owned by New Star Kebabs owner, without receiving any pay. Melinda, Sheila, Suko and Ulya working holiday makers from Indonesia, were promised $120 per day, working 5-6 hours daily at a vegetable processing factory. They collectively worked 34 days in May and June and are owed a total of $4,080.

The boss also owns New Star Kebabs and never paid a cent in spite of multiple requests and reminders. SydSol is protesting this abuse at the restaurant, more susceptible to public pressure. The workers contacted the ASF-IWA and SydSol for help and are demanding the boss pay them the full $4,080 they are owed: Melinda 10 days, Ulya 6 days, Sheila 3 days and Suko 15 days.

With your help, SydSol will continue to protest and let potential customers know about how the restaurant owner handles his factory business and treats workers. We have had great community respo...

12:04

Lying about Citizenship: Australian Politicians before the High Court "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

It was nothing short of fabulous.  Before the public, the political lie is deemed an imperative, instinctively cultured to repel anything that might appear, let alone resemble, truth.  Never, whatever you do in political garb, reveal the game, convey the reality, even if power is only held on trust.  Those idiots (the voters, that is) wont know.

Before the judicial bench, however, the same figures find themselves on the horns of a dilemma.  Pull the wig over those judicial eyes or risk perjuring yourself?  With that in mind, the story about how the Nationals Senator Matt Canavan became an Italian citizen, making him ineligible as a sitting member of Parliament according to the Australian Constitution, was instructive.

Even then, cracks started to appear in the fabricated story.  Discussions about his citizenship and maternal suggestions in that direction, were being had around the family table prior to the sneaky visit to the Italian consulate in Brisbane.

The directions hearing in the High Court saw a change of heart. Mum was left out of it.  Legal counsel representing Senator Canavan argued that he had been an Italian citizen since 1983 (not 2006, as Canavan had claimed, courtesy of his mothers intervention), due to a change in Italian law. This rendered Canavan a citizen by descent, rather than birth.

This could only have one meaning, claimed legal counsel representing Canavan: section 44 of the Australian constitution would not apply.  To read the section any other way, claimed David Bennett, QC, would result in a ridiculous interpretation, one that would also disqualify up to half the population from sitting in Parliament. A grim, and truly undemocratic prospect indeed.

Left with the mountainous task of defending Roberts, a post-truth peddler who insists that the Murdoch empire offers papers of unimpeachable balance, Senior Counsel Robert Newlinds was knotted and bound.  He duly submitted to Chief Justice Susan Kiefel that the British authorities were the ones who had been con...

11:54

Babylonian Tablet May Contain Oldest Evidence of Trigonometry "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A reexamination of a Babylonian tablet has found what may be the first appearance of trigonometry:

Consisting of four columns and 15 rows of numbers inscribed in cuneiform, the famous P322 tablet was discovered in the early 1900s in what is now southern Iraq by archaeologist, antiquities dealer, and diplomat Edgar Banks, the inspiration for the fictional character Indiana Jones.

Now stored at Columbia University, the tablet first garnered attention in the 1940s, when historians recognized that its cuneiform inscriptions contain a series of numbers echoing the Pythagorean theorem, which explains the relationship of the lengths of the sides of a right triangle. (The theorem: The square of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the square of the other two sides.) But why ancient scribes generated and sorted these numbers in the first place has been debated for decades.

Mathematician Daniel Mansfield of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney was developing a course for high school math teachers in Australia when he came across an image of P322. Intrigued, he teamed up with UNSW mathematician Norman Wildberger to study it. "It took me 2 years of looking at this [tablet] and saying 'I'm sure it's trig, I'm sure it's trig, but how?'" Mansfield says. The familiar sines, cosines, and angles used by Greek astronomers and modern-day high schoolers were completely missing. Instead, each entry includes information on two sides of a right triangle: the ratio of the short side to the long side and the ratio of the short side to the diagonal, or hypotenuse.

Mansfield realized that the information he needed was in missing pieces of P322 that had been reconstructed by other researchers. "Those two ratios from the reconstruction really made P322 into a clean and easy-to-use trigonometric table," he says. He and Wildberger concluded that the Babylonians expressed trigonometry in terms of exact ratios of the lengths of the sides of right triangles [open, DOI: 10.1016/j.hm.2017.08.001] [DX], rather than by angles, using their base 60 form of mathematics, they report today in Historia Mathematica. "This is a whole different way of looking at trigonometry," Mansfield says. "We prefer sines and cosines ... but we have to really get outside our own culture to see from their perspective to be able to understand it."

Also at the...

11:34

Iranians up in arms as Apple removes top apps "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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AFP/File | This file picture taken on July 09, 2017 shows employees at an e-commerce sites offices in the Iranian capital Tehran
TEHRAN (AFP)  Iranians have been joined by a minister in protest after Apple removed popular apps from its store, which the American company says has been done to comply with US sanctions.Today, respecting consumers rights is a basic principle which Apple has not followed, Information and Communication Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi tweeted, promising to legally pursue the case.

IT should be used for making human life better and comfortable not a tool for discrimination between countries, he wrote.

The hashtag #StopRemovingIranianApps has been trending on Iranian social media in the past few days, after Apple removed at least 10 of the countrys most popular apps from its online store.

Those now missing include Amazon-style shopping apps Digikala and Bamilo, ride-hailing apps Snapp and Tap30, discount store Takhfifan and a brunch delivery service called Delion.

We are unable to include your app on the App Store, a message sent to some of those companies reportedly said.

Under the US sanctions regulations, the App Store cannot host, distribute, or do business with apps or developers connected to certain US embargoed countries.

The US lifted some sanctions on Iran, particularly in the aviation sector, under a 2015 nuclear deal that saw Tehran limit its atomic programme.

But American individuals and companies are still barred from doing any business with Iranians because of much older and non-nuclear related sanctions on the Islamic republic.

There are removed apps which did not have financial transactions, and due to sanctions, some of them were registered in countries other than Iran too, the minister, Azari Jahromi, said on Twitter.

Some Iranian apps in the same category of the removed ones are still available on the app store.

Irans youthful and well-connected population own some 40 million smart phones, six million of them iPhones, the government-owned Iran Daily newspaper reported.

Apple has not provided any clear answers to our messages, the daily on Saturday quoted Mehdi Taghizadeh, vice chairman at Delion, as saying.

More than 4,500 Iranian netizens have signed an online petition urging Apple chief executive Tim Cook to recognise our rights as Apple custom...

11:17

Qatar Says Five Suspects in News Agency Hacking Detained in Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

DOHA Qatars attorney general said Turkey has detained five suspects in connection with the hacking of Qatars state news agency in May.

The hacking helped precipitate the diplomatic rift that has since opened up between Qatar and some of its powerful Arab neighbors.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed ties with Qatar in June over comments briefly posted on the Qatar News Agency attributed to its ruler in which he allegedly praised their arch-foe Iran.

Qatar said Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani did not make the statements and that hackers had posted a false story on QNA.

In comments published by QNA on Saturday, Qatars Attorney General Ali Bin Fetais al-Marri said the suspects were being interrogated, without specifying their nationalities or any other details.

Our friends in Turkey answered us a short time ago. Five people were detained and they are being investigated. Qatari prosecutors are working with Turkish authorities to follow this case, he was quoted as saying by Qatari media.

Marri has said Qatar has evidence that the hack was linked to countries that have severed ties with Doha for allegedly supporting Islamist militant groups and advancing the agenda of their arch-rival Iran in the region charges Doha denies.

The dispute has defied mediation attempts by the United States and Kuwait.

(Writing by Stephen Kalin Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)


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10:58

US Army Beech C-12J Huron (Beech 1900C-1) 86-00082 & Beech C-12F Huron (B200C) 84-00155 at Rockhampton Airport "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

As we mentioned on our Facebook page earlier in the week, a pair of small United States Army (US Army) turboprop aircraft were noted arriving into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns and Darwin.


They were identified as Beech C-12J Huron (Beech 1990C-1) 86-00082 "Cats 83" and Beech C-12U-3 Huron (B200C) 84-00155 "Cats 72" and have since spent their time parked on the Northern end of the Rockhampton Airport apron.


Information suggested that they were due to return to Cairns during the week but as shown, they remain at Rockhampton Airport and were moved to the Southern end of the parking apron on Saturday 26 August.

Of interest, both aircraft are flown by the 6th Battalion of the 52nd Aviation Regiment (6/52nd AVN) of the US Army.  It appears that they also spent some time flying with the United States Air Force (USAF).

Photos taken by IAD and Kayanne Hardsman  

10:02

Dr Michael J Duggin and Jacques Vallee "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Duggin writes to Vallee

In a blog post dated 4 January 2017, I reported on the passing on, of Australian Dr. Michael J Duggin. Between at least 1966 and 1973, Duggin took an active interest in UAP. Inter alia, I reported upon a meeting between Duggin and Jacques Vallee in the US, in 1966.

Dr Michael J Duggin
Recently, I was fortunate enough to come across copies of a letter from Dr Duggin to Jacques Vallee, in the digital collection of US researcher Dr. Michael Swords. There was also a copy of a response letter to Duggin from one William T. Powers, an associate of both Jacques Vallee, and Dr J Allen Hynek. I will image the letters below, and provide a typed copy of their contents.


'Dept of Physics
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09:56

Volga-Dnepr Antonov AN-124 RA-82077 Back at Rockhampton Airport This Time with Four RSAF Boeing AH-64D Apache Helicopters "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

It was another great day for aircraft enthusiasts and many other curious onlookers as again before dawn on Friday 25 August, Volga-Dnepr Antonov AN-124-100 RA-82077 touched down at Rockhampton Airport, again flying in directly from from Paya Lebar Air Base in Singapore but as VDA4964.  It again spent the day parked on Gate 6 at the Southern end of the Rockhampton Airport apron and soon after arriving, it commenced unloading its cargo.




The massive Antonov is shown with its front landing gear raised and the aircraft placed into its unique 'kneeling' position to allow the unloading of its cargo.

On this flight, four of Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Boeing AH-64D helicopters - three believed to be wearing serials '063', '065' and '058' - were unloaded.  They, like the two RSAF Boeing CH-47SD Chinook helicopters delivered earlier in the week, are expected to be re-assembled and test flown ahead of their participation in the Singapore Armed Force's Exercise Wallaby 2017 which is expected to kick-off in the next week.


09:54

AUGUST UKE NIGHT KEEP CALM & UKE ON from 6:30pm Thursday 31 August "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

KEEP CALM & UKE ON from 6:30pm Thursday 31 August Club Mullum

In these troubling times with mad men in the drivers seat its important to remember to stay calm and you may as well play ukulele. Miss Amber & Stukulele present two sets of Anti War songs and songs of togetherness to unify the people and balance the energies that threaten our chance of peace. Special guests are Tim Stokes and Lady Boho (Vesuda Harte).

Strummin starts from 6:30pm at Club Mullum Thursday 31 August. Join the mailing list at ukemullum.com for the link to the songbook.

Entry Adults $12.50 kids under 16 $2.50

Stukulele_ukemullum

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09:49

Mates taking care of mates. "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Thanks to reader KM for the tip on this story from Fairfax media today. A law unto himself: How a lawyer was left free to steal $1.5 million from clients August 25 2017 - 11:45PM The solicitor in this story, John James Kotsifas of Northcote law firm J Kotsifas &...

09:21

Stuck on the Island of Introversion "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Your mind opens. Another day; another full-on day. People, trains, lights, noise, chaos. Your head is about to explode: headaches, sore eyes, lethargic body. Your mind closes, deciding to only work a half day, but hey, At least its better than the whole day off, you unconvincingly whisper to yourself.

Its the fear of going home regretting not doing more things or meeting more people which spirals you into a state of worry and further mental exhaustion.

A pretty messed up contradiction, right? Many people didnt understand it, including me.

It was during my gap year that I really felt the challenge of being an introvert. In an attempt to combat this personality trait, I booked two group tours. A week in Ireland and another for 18 days throughout Europe. I was hoping at this point I would be heading towards extroversion, as though it were a destination.

Each tour started with awkward hellos, earphones in and firecrackers in my head. After a day or two, I would then gravitate towards the loud crowd and the class clowns. I craved to have that energy.

The tours were closely linked with alcohol, so it became my personal assistant. Every time the social lubricant kicked in, I suddenly became an extrovert. Loud, funny, wanting to be in the spotlight, and most of all, able to interact with a large group of people. What a feel good experience that was, my mind was buzzing and stimulated for the whole night.

Of course, every high has its lows. The day after a night like that was always awful. Drained to the point I couldnt be around anyone, I didnt really talk or do much. I used b...

09:00

Temperatures Plunge after Technical fix "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"



Fortunately this has not gone on for years and it got caught early and was then fixed.  What were they thinking?  This is not data for which an artificial floor is inconsequential.  It could even be dangerous in the wrong place as anyone who has experienced minus sixty is well aware.  The margins become real narrow there.

It is really odd considering just how controversial real measurements have become with heat island effects.

Yet it does remind us that we are vulnerable to real error at the programing level conducted by non specialists in most cases in most fields.
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TEMPERATURES PLUNGE AFTER AUSTRALIAS BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY ORDERS FIX 

Date: 04/08/17 

Graham Lloyd, The Australian 


Recorded temperatures at the Bureau of Meteorologys Thredbo Top automatic weather station have dropped below -10C in the past week, after action was taken to make the facility fit for purpose.

A record of the Thredbo Top station for 3am on Wednesday shows a temperature reading of -10.6C. This compares with the BoMs monthly highlights for June and July, both showing a low of -9.6C.

The BoM said it had taken immediate action to replace the Thredbo station after concerns were raised that very low temperatures were not making it onto the official record. Controversy...

08:13

This weeks nuclear and climate news Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

In our anglophone world, it doesnt seem to matter that much, when floods  hit Asian countries. But USA?  Thats different. As I write, Hurricane Harvey is hitting Texas. Well, theyve had hurricanes before, but climate change just makes them that much more severe.

I fear that we are all getting nuclear-crisis-North-Korea-fatigue. A pity, as North Korea and USA continue to ramp up the nuclear ante.

AUSTRALIA

North Koreas threats to Australia, as Australia backs USA war games in the Pacific.

Top-secret base Pine Gap might involve Australians in drone strikes on innocent civilians.

CLIMATE. As climate change intensifies, Australias farmers will be hard hit.  Australias...

08:11

08:10

PERTH Olympic silver medalist arrested as part of police drug operation "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Olympic silver medalist arrested as part of police drug operation .

August 25, 2017 at 05:07PM .

Bobridge, who retired from professional cycling due to rheumatoid arthritis after last years Rio Olympics, appeared at Perth magistrates court on

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://newzy.net/2017/08/25/olympic-silver-medalist-arrested-as-part-of-police-drug.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHVC1xvG1NzPvqM8GXJpkHrgNCjuw

https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/23688280 .

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08:10

PERTH Olympics medallist charged with drug offences "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Olympics medallist charged with drug offences .

August 25, 2017 at 04:45PM .

The 28-year-old South Australian appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with five counts of drug possession and another count of

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/world/79992/olympics_medallist_charged_with_drug_offences&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEalBoaHYvqchqVZu4R-E7xqOm9xg

https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/23688280 .

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08:00

The Weekend Quiz August 26-27, 2017 answers and discussion "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Here are the answers with discussion for this Weekends Quiz. The information provided should help you work out why you missed a question or three! If you havent already done the Quiz from yesterday then have a go at it before you read the answers. I hope this helps you develop an understanding of modern monetary theory (MMT) and its application to macroeconomic thinking. Comments as usual welcome, especially if I have made an error.

Question 1:

If the external sector overall is in deficit, it is still possible for the private domestic sector and government sector to run surpluses as long as GDP growth is fast enough (the technical condition is that the rate of GDP growth has to be faster than the real interest rate).

The answer is False.

Once again it is a test of ones basic understanding of the sectoral balances that can be derived from the National Accounts. Some people write to me in an incredulous way about the balances.

The least polite ones accuse me of making all this stuff about balances up. They say that there are no such constraints. They then rehearse an elaborate discussion (read: rave) about how all official national statistics office data is fraudulent constructed by governments aiming to control us with information censorship. I sometimes wonder why people waste their time with such personalised attacks on me when they must have spent 20 or more minutes typing all the stuff they add into the invective. Time is too short.

The more polite(but equally erroneous) enquiries sometimes argue that the national accounts data leaves things out which negate the balances approach. Yes, the national accounting system leaves lots of things out which are important indicators of well-being and activity (such as, unpaid home care and child-rearing services typically supplied productively by females). That is clear but doesnt alter the veracity of the sectoral balances approach.

While I have lots of opinions it is crucial to understand that the sectoral balances derivation (which I repeat below) is not one of those opinions it is an artefact of accounting rules and some algebra (which maintains all equalities no matter how much transformation of the original relationship eventuates).

How I interpret those balances can lead us into opinion which has to be reinforced with empirical support. But the framework itself is just an accounting structure albeit a very useful one.

The answer is false because if the external sector overall is in deficit, then it is impossible for both the private domestic sector and government sector to run surpluses. One of those two has to also be in deficit to satisfy th...

07:49

Lazar's Butchery ~ Hungarian - Petersham "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

One of Sydney's many overlooked food treasures is Lazar's Butchery on Stanmore Road, Petersham- think Hungarian cured meats and old school jollies. We forgot to ask how many decades this lovely old butcher shop has been here. We first recall visiting around 2004 after an old Hungarian fella taught Shawn about the joys of Hungarian sausage - eaten caveman style straight off the stick, beer

07:10

Australias coastal communities already vulnerable to climate change "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Flooding proved how vulnerable Coast is to climate change, Sunshine Coast Daily, Bill Hoffman | 26th Aug 2017 THE Sunshine Coast received a taste Monday night of the future normal for low-lying coastal communities everywhere when, in the middle of a drought-like winter, water flooded through storm water outlets and over the top of revetment walls and onto key streets across the region.

07:09

Texas about to cop a powerful hurricane "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Hurricane Harvey on verge of reaching Texas coast, could be on par with Katrina http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-26/hurricane-harvey-forecast-to-be-on-par-with-katrina/8844584 The menacing Hurricane Harvey is on the verge of reaching Texas, bringing fierce winds and torrential rain to a wide swath of the states Gulf Coast and prompting tens of thousands of residents to flee inland in hopes of escaping its wrath.

Key points:

  • Hurricane makes landfall as Category four hurricane
  • Residents fleeing most powerful storm on US mainland since 2005
  • Locals told to take cover from wind, unprecedented flooding

The National Hurricane Centre said the eyewall of the dangerous category four storm has reached the Texas coast, suggesting that the eye of the storm will make landfall in the coming hours.

The system is packing winds of 215 kilometres per hour, and experts fear could be the most destructive since Katrina left 1,800 people dead in 2005.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has warned it could be a very major disaster, while US President Donald Trump made an early disaster declaration, unlocking federal funding.

Harvey is expected to generate storm surges along with prodigious amounts of rain. The resulting flooding, one expert said, could be the depths of which weve never seen.

Weather experts have w...

07:01

Alaskas permafrost is starting to thaw "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

ALASKAS PERMAFROST IS THAWING, Alaskas permafrost, shown here in 2010 [on original] , is no longer permanent. It is starting to thaw. The loss of frozen ground in Arctic regions is a striking result of climate change. And it is also a cause of more warming to come.  By 2050, much of this frozen ground, a storehouse of ancient carbon, could be gone. NYT, AUG. 23, 2017 YUKON DELTA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Alaska The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as other parts of the planet, and even here in sub-Arctic Alaska the rate of warming is high. Sea ice and wildlife habitat are disappearing; higher sea levels threaten coastal native villages.

07:00

Branching out from woodswallows to coucals "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Stiff breezes appear to have assisted prey up towards small appreciative groups of White-breasted Woodswallows in recent mornings.

Spent a few hours trying to catch a few birds in flight. Bit of cheating going on with these images.

Birds were coming and going from dead upright branch. Which has been cloned from the pictures. The birds are otherwise simply too fast for me.

Lots slower, Pheasant Coucals wandering down the road, singly, or often lately in hopeful or breeding pairs.

06:59

Full Moon September Meaning 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Thrive On News Spiritual Magazine

The Astrology aspects and spiritual meaning of the full moon September 2017 Australia. as channelled by psychic medium Ian Scott.

The post Full Moon September Meaning 2017 appeared first on Thrive On News Spiritual Magazine.

06:55

Safety concerns about Port Piries former uranium plant site raised by Liberal candidate "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Liberal candidate raises safety concerns about Piries former uranium plant site, Port Pirie Recorder, 25 Aug 17,  Frome Liberal candidate Kendall Jackson is calling on the state government to restore the fence at the former Port Pirie Uranium and Rare Earth Treatment Plant and Tailings site.

She said the State Development Department was responsible for managing the area and was yet to release the Radiation and Environment Management Plan for the site.

This was expected to be released in the first half of this year.

The government must publicly release its plans for the former uranium plant site, Mrs Jackson said.

Residents deserve to know what the government has planned for the site and why the report is taking so long to be publicly released..http://www.portpirierecorder.com.au/story/4877490/fears-over-former-uranium-plant-site/


06:52

Bundaberg MP insists that coastal communities must prepare for climate change. "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

MP says preparing for climate change is vital for the Bundaberg region https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/mp-says-preparing-for-climate-change-is-vital-for-/3216829/, Jim Alouat | 26th Aug 2017 LOWER house insurance premiums could be on the cards if Bundaberg home owners take steps to embrace climate and weather-resilient designs.

06:49

15 Hidden Signs You Had a Toxic Parent Growing Up "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

While most parents do their best to provide the best lives for their children that they can, they sometimes do not realize they are doing more harm than good. Yes, even the best parents can be toxic if they are going it in the wrong way.

Whether your parent or parents were aware of their toxicity doesnt really matter since things still came out the same. There are actually a lot of things that can and will cause a child to grow up damaged. Below you will find a list of the most common, but least known signs that a parent is toxic.

1. They make you feel responsible for their unhappiness.

If this person goes on and on about how happy they would be if you were not in the picture they are not only making you feel bad, but also putting unhealthy expectations on you. They are acting as if you need to make up for having been born in the first place, but that is not really your fault now is it? No child should ever be made to feel as if they are the reason for their parents unhappiness. We are responsible for our own happiness and no one elses.

2. They give you the silent treatment.

While it is hard to talk when you are mad without saying the wrong thing, shutting out your children will only make the situation worse. Giving them the silent treatment is immature and can hurt your relationship with them big time. In situations like this, the parent should excuse his or herself to cool down, ignoring your child is never the answer.

3. They do not set healthy boundaries.

There are two different scenarios in which this type of situation can pan out:

1. The parent sets too many boundaries, and smothers their children in-turn not allowing the child to have a healthy childhood. While you should keep a close eye on your children these parents go overboard with it. They override all boundaries and when it comes to personal space their children have none.

or

2. They do not set any boundaries and allow their children to run the house. I have seen this in too many different situations! Your child should never have control over you, and if you are allowing your child to control you, you are setting them up for failure later on in life.

4. They do not provide you with security.

They make you take care of yourself at too young of an age. While they may believe this is helping you prepare for life, it is only making you feel as if you have no one to turn to. Sure, tough love is necessary sometimes, but not all the....

06:45

Lance Boyle of the ACU*T lives on "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Lance Boyle, former General Secretary of the NSW Branch of the ACU*T. Mentor to a new generation of union leaders. Thursday, 26 June 2014 It's well worth the effort to find a copy of this collection of Barry Humphries scripts and sketches: It was published by Currency Press in 1981....

06:33

Thorium planned as fuel for dirty bomb attack in Indonesia "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Indonesian militants planned dirty bomb attack sources, Yahoo 7   By Tom Allard and Agustinus Beo Da Costa, JAKARTA (Reuters) Indonesian militants planned to detonate a radioactive dirty bomb, security sources said, highlighting the rising ambitions of extremists to wreak destruction in the worlds largest Muslim-majority nation.

But experts cast doubt on their expertise, equipment and chances of success.
The plot was foiled when police raided homes and arrested five suspects in Bandung, West Java, last week, the sources with direct knowledge of the plot said. After the raids, police spoke of a plan to explode a chemical bomb but provided no other details

The three counter-terrorism sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the militants had hoped to transform low-grade radioactive Thorium 232 (Th-232) into deadly Uranium 233 (U-233).
The highly radioactive uranium would be combined with the powerful home-made explosive triacetone triperoxide (TATP) to create a nuclear bomb, according to an instruction manual used by the militants and reviewed by Reuters.
In fact, the device would be, at best, a radiological dispersal device or dirty bomb that could spray radioactive material when the conventional bomb exploded.

A spokesman for Indonesias national police, Inspector General Setyo Wasisto, declined to confirm or deny the plot to construct th...

06:30

New Music Through Old Ears: Queen Kesha, Rat Preature "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

New Music Through Old Ears: Queen Kesha, Rat PreatureRecent releases from pop diva Kesha, Sydney rockers The Preatures, British likely lads Rat Boy and desert metallers Queens of the Stone Age. read now...

06:27

Vanguard Group has urged companies to disclose how climate change could affect their business and asset valuations "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Call for climate change risk disclosures, news.com.au AUGUST 25, 2017 Ross Kerber, Reuters Vanguard Group has urged companies to disclose how climate change could affect their business and asset valuations, reflecting how the environment has become a priority for the investment industry.

06:25

Adani: Australian Conservation Foundation loses appeal against $16b Carmichael coal mine "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The Age, By Ellie Sibson, 26 Aug 17, Environmentalists have lost another appeal against Adanis $16 billion Carmichael coal mine in Queenslands Galilee Basin.

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) lodged the appeal last year after an earlier court ruling endorsed the mines environmental approval.

The full bench of the Federal Court in Brisbane today dismissed the foundations arguments that the Federal Environment Minister had failed in his duty to consider the mines impact on the Great Barrier Reef.

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06:17

Book to read in this Trump era of nuclear threat and climate change "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Worth reading in the Trump era: Nuclear nightmares, authoritarianism and climate change, The Conversation, MV Ramana, Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia August 25, 2017 Editors note: The Conversation Canada asked our academic authors to share some recommended reading. In this instalment, MV Ramana, a nuclear physicist and disarmament expert who wrote about small nuclear reactors, looks at a mix of new and recent books on nuclear disaster, weapons, authoritarianism and climate change.

My Nuclear Nightmare  Leading Japan Through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free FutureBy Naoto Kan. Translated from Japanese by Jeffrey S. Irish. (Non-fiction. Hardcover, 2017. Cornell University Press.)..Naoto Kan was the prime minister of Japan during this critical period [of the Fukushima nuclear disaster] and this book, published in Japanese in 2012 and newly available in English, offers his inside perspective of how events unfolded at the highest levels.

Kan reveals how little e...

06:01

start - [Talks] "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Address PlaceThe Dan OConnell HotelAddress 225 Canning St, Carlton. Victoria. 3053 Pre-meeting 6pm front bar Time for Meeting 7:30pm in the function room out back ground level Parking Kay St has 4hr and finishes 6:30pmWebsite Phone (03) 9347 1502 Talks 28th August, 2017

06:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

1.00 AUD = 0.0002 BTC
0.0010 BTC = 5.50 AUD
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Former Australian PM Admits He Was Passed Out Drunk During Crucial Financial Crisis Vote "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

After years of lies and deflections, Australias former prime minister Tony Abbott has admitted on a local television program that he missed a crucial 2009 vote on a $42 billion stimulus package intended to shore up the countrys banking system during the financial crisis because he was passed out drunk.

05:56

A band of right-wing religious politicians are stopping climate action in Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The fact is that the great majority of religious leaders from the Pope to the Dalai Lama share Pickards views about the urgency of addressing climate change.

Yet in this country the resistance to any meaningful action to ameliorate climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases is led to a substantial degree by those politicians who claim Christian faith.

Last year 350.org released a list of the most implacable opponents to climate change action. At or near the top of the list were the following names: Tony Abbott, Barnaby Joyce, Kevin Andrews, Cory Bernardi, Eric Abetz, George Christensen and Zed Seselja. These politicians are bound together by their strong and frequently touted religious belief.

How the religious right stall climate actionWhile most religious leaders accept climate change, the Christian right in Australia and the US make scepticism a tenet of their politics. Saturday Paper, By Mike Seccombe. 26 Aug 17  It has been more than three years now since Stephen Pickard penned his letter to the religious believers among our federal parliamentarians, arguing the case for action on climate change.

The Reverend Professor Pickard, an Anglican bishop in Canberra and executive director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture...

05:52

How much effect did climate change have on Hurricane Harvey "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Did climate change make Hurricane Harvey worse? https://qz.com/1062574/hurricane-harvey-and-climate-change-did-rising-temperatures-and-sea-levels-make-harvey-worse/ 25 Aug 17, As climatologist Katharine Hayhoe points out, seasonal hurricanes are a natural part of the weather system in the Gulf coast, and attributing the cause of a single storm entirely to climate change is currently an impossible task. Once you get down to a small regional level, hurricanes are so rare and random that you would not be able to detect a robust trend even if there was one, says John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas state climatologist.

But did climate change-driven factors make Hurricane Harvey more destructive?

The waters of the Gulf of Mexico have been warmer than average this year, with bathtub-like temperatures breaking heat records all last winter.

Researchers can point to a direct relationship between warmer water temperatures and an increase in tropical cyclone formations, but the link between warm water and hurricanes is...

05:49

Aboriginal group considers appeal over Federal Court decision for lease to Adani coal project "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Fed Court decision: Adani leases issued despite Traditional Owners express rejection
The Queensland State continues to authorise dispossession   http://wanganjagalingou.com.au/fed-court-decision-adani-leases-issued-despite-traditional-owners-express-rejection/, August 25, 2017

Responding to a Federal Court decision today, in one of the long running cases brought by Traditional Owners against the Adani mine, the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners  expressed their profound frustration with the way the native title and court processes have over-ridden their decision to reject an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) with Adani.

The appeal against the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT),  which authorised the issuing of mining leases to Adani by the Queensland Government,  was dismissed.  The Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Representative Council are seeking  the advice of their senior counsel as to whether to pursue the matter in the High Court.

Senior spokesperson for the W&J Traditional Owners Council, Adrian Burragubba, says:

We have fought and will continue to fight for our right to say no to the destruction of our country
through mining and to have our rights properly recognised and respected by the State Government.

We now look to our trial in March 2018 which focuses on Adanis fake ILUA.  We have three times voted No to Adanis grubby deal.

Youth spokesperson for the W&J Traditional Owners Council, Murrawah Johnson, says,

Adani and the State Government didnt negotiate and  achieve the free, prior, informed consent of the W&J people.  Instead Adani, backed by the State Government and past NNTT decisions,  relied on the threat that they would compulsorily take our land.

Legal representative in the case, Benedict Coyne, says,

Our client is carefully considering the judgement, and prospects of  further appeal for special leave to the High Court of Australia.


05:45

Climate change effects: Russian tanker crosses Arctic without icebreaker "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Tanker becomes first to cross Arctic without icebreaker  http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/25/news/arctic-ice-tanker-ship/index.html?sr=twCNN082517arctic-ice-tanker-ship0141PMStory,   @CNNMoney, August 25, 2017:

Climate change is helping create new opportunities for shipping companies by melting the ice around the North Pole.

A Russian tanker carrying natural gas has become the first merchant ship to sail across the Arctic without the help of an icebreaker, finishing the journey in record time.

The ship, the Christophe de Margerie, traveled from Norway to South Korea in 19 days, about 30% quicker than the regular route through the Suez Canal, its Russian owner, Sovcomflot, said this week.

Every year, arctic ice naturally shrinks in the spring and summer before growing again during winter. But as global temperatures have risen, the old sea ice that lasts year after year has shrunk to its smallest level in three decades.

Thinner, younger sea ice less than a year old has become the majority across the Arctic. Young ice struggles to re...

05:43

Anti Adani coal project movement continues, despite Court setback "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Court setback for anti-Adani campaign  Margaret Gleeson https://www.greenleft.org.au/glw-authors/margaret-gleeson, August 25, 2017  https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/court-setback-anti-adani-campaign

While further legal challenges in the High Court are still awaiting decision,  the movement in opposition to Adani is growing.  Protests have been held in recent weeks in Townsville and Brisbane  targetting Adanis offices and those of likely contractor Downer.  Arrests were made.

The campaign is currently organising a series of summits in  Queensland regional centres, Brisbane and Sydney  to plan the next steps in the campaign.  The focus so far has been on direct action.
This has successfully prevented Adani from securing financial support from the Big Four Banks.

as Adani continues to have the support of both the Coalition and Labor,  to defeat Adani and put an end to all new coalmines in Australia,  mass demonstrations will be needed along with  the lobbyingdirect action and legal tactics.


05:41

Aussie Teens Turning Away from Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Theres some positive news in the latest National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) most notably the fact that drug, alcohol and tobacco use appears to be declining amongst our nations teenagers. The NDSHS survey of 24,000 people, which was undertaken at the end of last year, suggests a

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05:39

Police anti-bribery taskforce examining mining company Iluka Resources activities in Africa "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

AFP to examine Iluka bribery concerns in Africa, The Age, Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, 26 Aug 17  A federal police anti-bribery taskforce is examining if ASX-listed firm Iluka Resources has breached Australian corruption laws after acquiring a London firm accused of bribing high-ranking Sierra Leone officials to win mining licences.

The AFPs involvement in the case which Iluka has not disclosed to the share market comes after Fairfax Media revealed earlier this month that a secret internal inquiry by the Australian miner had embroiled a leading Sierra Leone presidential candidate, a cabinet minister and high-ranking officials in a bribery scandal.

The revelations place Australias corporate foreign bribery detection regime under the spotlight, along with questions about how much companies need to tell shareholders about corruption allegations.http://www.theage.com.au/business/mining-and-resources/afp-to-examine-iluka-bribery-concerns-in-africa-20170825-gy4h27.html


05:37

26 August REneweconomy news "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Launch of National Smart Energy Training Centre
  • For the first time the smart energy sector will have a truly national training strategy.

05:00

Katters Australian Party wants to abolish gun registration "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Bob Katter took part in a recent western shoot at the Mareeba SSAA range. He joked that this might be the best way to bring the banks into line. Bob says KAP is the only party in Queensland that wants to do away with firearms registration which has been a long-held policy. Bob spent some time shooting at the range with pistol, rifle and shotgun. His pistol ability did not go unnoticed by the club. They want him to come back for a days competition. The veteran politician warns that if the Labor Party gets re-elected in Queensland with a majority, the states 600,000 shooters will be faced with restrictions on ammunition sales and even tighter restrictions on gun ownership. He says the ALP and LNP simply hate guns.

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04:53

New Rules for Disqualified Driving "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 14 August, NSW attorney general Mark Speakman announced a suite of new reforms to driver licence disqualification laws. The changes, that will begin operation in late October, include pathways for disqualified drivers to apply for their licence to be reinstated at an earlier stage. The minister said the amendments are designed

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04:30

Interview: Folk Artiste Prashanna Gogoi on His Relationship With Assams Bihu Dance "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

In conversation with ethnomusicologist Prashanna Gogoi on his experiments with the Bihu.

Artiste Prashanna Gogoi playing the juria pepa at his studio in Guwahati. Credit: Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty

Artiste Prashanna Gogoi playing the juria pepa at his studio in Guwahati. Credit: Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty

Guwahati (Assam): As I waited for the door to be answered, my gaze fell upon the several identical-sized coconut shells left to dry in the courtyard of Prashanna Gogois house in Guwahatis Maligaon railway colony. It is to make the base for the been, he told me.

An advisor to Sangeet Natak Akademi on tribal and folk arts, 47-year-old Gogoi is known across Assam not only for modernising the been (Assams traditional string instrument that is also considered as one of the oldest traditional kinds in the region), but also for ach...

04:30

Sydneys Sirius Building "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

This is Myra Demetriou, 90 years old, and refusing to leave her home. She lives in Sydney in public housing with million dollar views. She opened up her home for a couple of houes this morning to encourage awareness about the campaign to stop the building in which she lives from being pulled down.

If youve ever crossed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and looked over to the Sydney Opera House, theres a good chance youve also seen the Sirius Building. Lets not beat around the bush, its ugly. Its a classic example of architectural brutalism.

Despite its ugliness, the building has been home to a number of people for around forty years. Many have been there since the 1970s, when the NSW Government approved developments in Millers Point which forced people out of existing public housing. The Sirius Building was the replacement. And now, forty years later, the NSW Government wants to move those people on again. Or should I say, has moved those people on, because theres just Myra (and I think one other resident) refusing to leave.

This morning, for a couple of hours, the group campaigning to keep the building did their best to humanise the story of Myra and the many other people who have lived in the building. Amidst a strong campaign in the media that people in public housing shouldnt have million dollar views, it was awesome to meet Myra. It was an absolute privilege to be invited into her home. Do you mind if I take a photograph?, I asked her. Of me?, she said with a surprised voice. So long as you put it on Facebook and tell everyone about this, she added.

Also speaking this morning was the buildings architect, Tao Gofers who located the buildings construction within the context of 1970s green bans, the activist work of Jack Mundy and the women of Kellys Bush.

 

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04:28

MACKAY Mackay man accused of car theft will stay behind bars "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

MACKAY August 26, 2017 at 04:56AM ,

Mackay man accused of car theft will stay behind bars

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Andrew Lawrence Eyre, 26, from Mackay faced Mackay Magistrates Court accused of car theft, alongside four other charges. Facebook

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MACKAY Busted with meth, police claim "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Busted with meth, police claim

August 26, 2017 at 04:56AM ,

Jacob Dean Cavanagh, 23, from South Mackay faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Thursday. Brought up from the Mackay Watch-house, he faced five

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04:22

Congresss Hearing on Pat Tillmans Death "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Pat, a Ranger, on left with brother Kevin Tillman, in Afghanistan [Editors note: The possibility of sending more US troops into Afghanistan is a talking point this week, so we bring you Marys article on Pat Tillman] by Mary Maxwell This soldier died of two close-together bullet wounds in the forehead that were fired at []

04:03

Lamborghini rebrands phones and sell them 6x their original price without a charger "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Some people may think that when they are purchasing a 'luxury' phone from a 'brand' name they are getting the best.

The reality is that the 'luxury' brand is getting a cheap phone and putting their name on it, with some of their own coverings.

Looks like it's one company hiding another company manufactured product.

Lamborghini's $2450 re-birthed $400 ZTE does not even have a charger.

Capitalistic (tight arse) pigs..

Al least BlackBerry's "Porsche Design" phones have 4 chargers.


Lamborghini Mobile has launched the Alpha-One Android smartphone for $2450. It will be available at Harrod's in the UK and multiple retailers in the UAE. It is also available on the company's website.



The Alpha-One is a reasonably straightforward high-end Android smartphone, with a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display and a 20 megapixel camera. Powering it is the Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. It even has a set of stereo speakers as well as a dedicated DAC and AMP, along with Dolby Atmos audio. The phone runs on a 3,250mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, although a charger is not provided with the phone. Lastly, it comes with Android 7.0 Nougat.

To somewhat justify the cost, the Alpha-One has an Italian leather back and liquid metal for the side frame. An Italian leather case is also provided with the phone.

For all intents and purposes, the Alpha-One is a rebranded Axon 7 with the same specifications and same overall structure, just in a different set of materials. Except that the ZTE phone costs $400 and comes with a charger.

03:58

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump, and NAMBLA "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump, and NAMBLA

Published on Aug 25, 2017
People have to watch him: The CIA reportedly suspects its director could try to shield Trump from the Russia probe

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/people-watch-him-cia-reportedly-170240056.html

Right before I was served the protection order- I had the guy screaming at me out on the street in front of my neighbors Im NOT CIA- Im not CIA before he almost physically attacked me. Well- I am not a purple unicorn- but you dont see me screaming it at people out on the road. THEN he demanded I get in his truck with him and go to the police station- AFTER he screamed at me and came at me when I turned my back on him. You need to read the protection orders to get the whole story

Protection Order Info:

No. 174-00303
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Phone: 206-205-9200

Proof These Directed Energy Weapons Exist

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Letter from Pamela Noblitt- Wife of Randy Noblitt

Just wanted to update you on some issues that are impacting on us subsequent to Randys role in the Keller Day Care (Frans Day Care) case in Travis County, Texas in the early 1990s.

My husband, Randy Noblitt, is a veteran of the USAF. He earned a PhD in clinical psychology as a recipient of an Air Force Institute of Psychology scholarship. He is a clinical psychologist and since 2004, he has been a full-time professor of psychology. He has been on the core faculty of the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University since 2006.

In 1992 while we resided in Dallas, Texas, the district attorney and the assistant district attorney of Travis County (Austin) Texas reached out to Randy to provide consultation and guidance in their prosecution of Fran and Dan Keller, operators of a daycare in Travis County accused of several charges related to the sexual assault of the children in their care. Randy had become known for his advocacy for survivors of child sexual abuse and those who alleged their abuse included ritually based trauma. Our research would lead to the publication...

03:49

Federal Group stitches up a deal? "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


The Joint Select Committee inquiry into Future Gaming Markets recently received a joint proposal from the Tasmanian Hospitality Association and the Federal Group and heard evidence from the two parties.

The proposal highlights most of the economic and financial issues at stake for the inquiry. The following note was submitted to assist the Committee in its important deliberations.

The proposal will perpetuate existing bad public policy. Benefits will accrue to the few existing participants in proportion to the benefits they have already received over the last 20 years. As a way of assisting businesses to grow it is poorly targeted. Allocating perpetual licenses to existing venues for nil consideration will not only give a windfall gain to a privileged few with unsubstantiated  benefits for the wider community, but will tie the hand of future governments if ever they feel a need to make changes.




Contents

03:45

SEPTEMBER OUTING AND CAMPOUT - CHARLIE MORELAND, CONONDALES "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

If you are interested in the 9 September Saturday outing; Please meet at Charlie Moreland Day Use area at 7-30am so as to ensure a reasonably early start to our walk. Charlie Moreland is an excellent area of low land rainforest and is great habitat for a variety of birds. Be sun smart and please bring morning tea and a chair.
HOWEVER please consider camping either Friday or Saturday nights or both. There is potential for some spotlighting nocturnal birds and mammals at the site. To book a camp site you will need to log on to https://qpws.usedirect.com/QPWS/Facilities/SearchView.aspx to book your site. You will need to be self sufficient in both food and water.
If / When you have booked your camp site please RSVP to me at friarbird43@bigpond.com so I can look out for you. I have already booked a campsite for myself.
For those camping; we plan to do, in addition to the Saturday morning walk, a Saturday afternoon walk and a spotlighting excursion in the evening. A Sunday morning walk will also be on the agenda for campers.

03:01

Colour and movement "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Its been difficult to get out this week here are some shots from earlier in the month.

The Flame Robins are most likely on the move south now so we wont see them again until next autumn.

There will be lots of colourful migrants to enjoy over coming weeks. Ive heard Horsfields Bronze-cuckoo and Fan-tailed Cuckoo in recent days. Listen out for their calls!

Male Flame Robin, Mia Mia Track, 12th August 2017

03:00

Where the hell is Taralga? (Latitude -34.4048, Longitude 149.8197; BoM ID 94735) "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Dr. Bill Johnston. (Former NSW natural resources research scientist.) Once a staging post on the track to Oberon and Bathurst, the delightful little village of Taralga is 44 km (27 miles) north of Goulburn New South Wales and 135 km (84 miles) from Canberra. The post office (Figure 1) is in the news recently because

02:16

Medical Witch Hunt Kicks off in Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Soulless, automaton-like officials such as Health Minister Greg Hunt are perfect examples of why the title of Honourable should be dropped from politics altogether. Read More

01:17

Day Time Marbled Frogmouth "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


Marbled Frogmouth

I found a Marbled Frogmouth at its day roost in a grove of piccabean palms in rainforest in Mapleton National Park in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. This was a different site from where I found two birds at a roost in September last year.
The two frogmouths found last year
Other birds in the rainforest included Russet-taile...

00:59

Recognizing Controlled Opposition With Titus Frost: Rebel Media, David Seaman, Alex Jones And More "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Trust. A word that, in modern American media, has all but lost its meaning. Which outlet do you trust, what organization do you blindly follow? Today, the answer should be no one. Now, that is not to imply that we should trust no one, or hold nothing sacred, as that is a recipe for an []

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00:50

The Swan Island Connection "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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The Swan Island Connection, the second of my sea-change mysteries, will be launched in Queenscliff, Victoria, in October. Thanks to everyone whos helped me get this far, and a special thanks to my publishers, For Pity Sake. Its possible to order a copy from them now.

The Swan Island Connection features senior constable Chris Blackie, in charge of the small, some would say redundant Queenscliff police station. Anthea Merritt is his young assistant, trained in Melbourne and reluctant to bury herself in a coastal town.

The plot revolves around the secret training base on Swan Island, close to Queenscliff, and the connection between soldiers training at the base, the local police and CIU, and an investigation into the death of a ten-year-old boy.

Though the existence of a training base on Swan Island was denied for years by successive federal governments, Brian Toohey and Bill Pinwell, in their book Oyster: the story of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service offer some tantalising details.

(On Swan Island) the eager young army officers and NCOs learnt the dark arts of demolition, disguise, deception, sabotage, secret communication, and assassination In one exercise on Swan Island the incorrect line of fire was set on a Chinese medium machine gun so that tracer bullets shot over the sandhills into the rigging of fishing boats in Port Phillip Bay. Fortunately for ASIS the only complaint made to the media was about the noise

Theres a special kind of snail that lives in the seagrass of Swan Bay. Because the bay is so shallow, its an important fish nursery and the baby fish eat the snails. Marine scientists didnt know why the snail numbers were decreasing. They did a study and found that the lead in the bullets has been turning all the...

00:43

The politics of Shakespeares Julius Caesar "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

In the wake of controversial production of Shakespeares play in New Yorks Central Park,  here is an excellent exposition of the politics of this play by American screenwriter, novelist and producer Joseph Suglia. One forgets just how politically sophisticated and daring William Shakespeare was potentially dangerous and, indeed, deadly during the unsettled and bloody times of the Tudor monarchs.

Selected Essays and Squibs by Joseph Suglia

Caesar Anti-Trump

by Joseph Suglia

Nackt kann die Wahrheit vor dem Volke nicht erscheinen.

Arthur Schopenhauer, Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung, Zweiter Band, Kapitel 17

The election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States of America gives further evidence, if needed, that Americans wish to be led by cartoon characters.  It was not Trump the human being who acceded to the presidency.  It was his screen double, which is all the American electorate has ever known of him.  It was Trump the Rich Man of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992).  It was Trump the Boss of The Apprentice (2004-2015).  It was Trump the Billionaire of Wrestlemania 23 (2007).  Donald Trump is every bit as unreal as Flo the Progressive Insurance Girl or Colonel Sandersall three of these characters are strategic unrealities.  All are holograms, shadows of living beings rather than living

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00:33

"Mu" "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

"Mu"

"A strange game. The only winning move is not to play." 
- Joshua, "War Games"

"There is a word, a concept, in Zen Buddhism that doesn't quite translate perfectly into the English language: Mu. Mu is the response given by a Zen monk to a question that cannot be meaningfully answered. It suggest that the question's premises are not real, that there is a state of emptiness that lies beyond yes and no, that the asker should unask the question - indeed, that anyone who would ask such a question in the first place might well to question his entire perspective on life.

Though the word was never uttered in the 1984's seminal teen-computer-hacker-political-thriller "War Games", the idea lies at the heart of the conflict that fuels the movie: a new Pentagon supercomputer that controls the nation's nuclear codes is caught up in a relentless war-game simulation trying to answer the question, "How...

00:32

PNG says it won't let Australian Government abandon refugees on Manus Island "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Overnight the Papua New Guinea Government announced that it will not allow the Australian Government to close down the Manus Island detention centre until it first finds somewhere safe and viable for the men trapped inside it to go.

The PNG Attorney General, Davis Steven, reportedly told Australias High Commissioner that the PNG Government had not agreed to the slated 31 October 2017 closure and that PNG would not allow the Australian Government to just walk away and abandon people in PNG.

Amir Taghinia, a refugee held on Manus Island for four years said:

This proves that the Australian Government does not have any plan. They are just playing a game and people are very desperate. After 4 years, we just want a chance to build a life in safety."

Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian journalist currently held on Manus Island, said:

This comment from the PNG Government proves that the Australian Government has no plan and has lost control of its own policy. The people in the Manus detention centre are tired from this kind of political games. We just want freedom and a chance to rebuild our lives.

The PNG announcement comes at a dangerous and tense time on Manus Island. The Australian government is closing the Manus RPC facility around the men it has detained there for the last four years - recently cutting water and electricity to the major compounds - but the men have nowhere safe to go.

Ahead of the slated October 31 closure the Australian Government is currently attempting to force the men to the East Lorengau facility on the outskirts of the main town on Manus. The facility currently holds about 60 men but at a Senate hearing in May the Australian Government revealed plans to double-bunk the facility and increase its capacity to 440.

However, a series of recent violent attacks against refugees near the centre and the surrounding town - including three attacks in one night last month - have left the men terrified.

Daniel Webb, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, who has visited Manus Island three times to inspect conditions and meet with the men held there, said:

After four years of fear, violence, chaos and uncertainty, enough is enough. These 900 i...

Friday, 25 August

23:59

FixedIt: domestic violence is not romantic "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

That we expect this kind of tripe from The Mirror does not make it ok.

On average, two women every week are murdered in domestic violence homicides in England and Wales. Domestic violence will affect 1 in 4 women in the UK at some point in their life. It is a deadly serious and widespread problem. The media has a significant role to play in changing public attitude to mens violence against women and children.

Headlines like this are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Intimate partner violence has nothing to do with romance or rejection. Its a choice made by the perpetrator based on their need for power and control, and the underlying belief that anything they do to maintain control over a woman they see as a possession is justified and excused by her actions.

When journalists make implicit excuses for violent men by blaming victims they are confirming those beliefs. They are colluding with violent men in excusing their violence and blaming their victims.

Andrei Pavel is not a spurned lover, hes a violent man who chose to stalk and assault his ex-girlfriend. He was convicted of assault and ordered to stay away from his victim for 12 months.

He didnt punch her because she rejected him, he punched her because he decided he had the right to assault a woman who refused to do what he wanted her to do.

Nothing a victim does is the cause of violence committed against them, there is only one thing that causes violence and that is the choice to do it.

Reporting this any other way is not journalism, its a dangerous deception.

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23:42

One Map With All the Countries the US Has Invaded Will Make You Question Everything "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

(ANTIMEDIA)   For those who have ever wanted a clearer picture of the true reach of the United States military both historically and currently but shied away due to the sheer volume of research required to find an answer, a crew at the Independent just made things a whole lot simpler.

Using data compiled by a Geography and Native Studies professor from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, the indy100 team created an interactive map of U.S. military incursions outside its own borders from Argentina in 1890 to Syria in 2014.

To avoid confusion, indy100 laid out its prerequisites for what constitutes an invasion:

Deployment of the military to evacuate American citizens, covert military actions by US intelligence, providing military support to an internal opposition group, providing military support in one side of a conflict, use of the army in drug enforcement actions.

But indy100 didnt stop there. To put all that history into context, using data from the Department of Defense (DOD), the team also put together a map to display all the countries in which nearly 200,000 active members of the U.S. military are now stationed.

For more details, click on the country:

The three countries with the biggest U.S. presence, according to DOD numbers, are Japan at 39,623, Germany at 34,399 and South Korea at 23,297.

The publication of the maps comes just after President Donald Trump announced the military would not be pulling out of its 16-year engagement in Afghanistan a reversal of his previous stance and that the U.S. would seek stronger ties with India to combat terrorism in South and Central Asia.

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23:18

Cosmic Queries: TV Sci-Fi with Bill Nye "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Who better to answer fan-submitted questions about science fiction on TV and in the movies than Bill Nye? Bill and Chuck Nice flip channels between Star Trek, Star Wars, Lost in Space, Gilligans Island, Back to the Future, and more. (Adult Language.) NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at https://www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/

23:12

Market Talk- August 25, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Main talking point out of Asia this morning were the continued strong earnings reports and the subsequent buying conviction. In Hong Kong the Hang Seng gained over 1.2% whilst the domestic Shanghai index rallied near 2% after earnings beat expectations to finish the week well bid. We saw solid gains in Financials, energy, communications and even retailers even before waiting for central bankers at Jackson Hole. The Nikkei added a little positivity to the region (+0.5%) but is obviously still wary as the currency remains clued to the 109 level, even after we saw the Jly CPI data rise +0.5%. Australias ASX was unable to join the party, closing small down whilst the Indian SENSEX was closed for holidays.

Europe tended to drift in lifeless trade while waiting all the headlines expected from Jackson Hole. All indices closed small down so lets jus jump ahead to the US session and check some details. Janet Yellen was first to speak and was clear to keep things by the book. Unlike last year when a few headlines were thrown-in to provide some direction, this year she remained on topic (unfortunately). US stocks were strong into Mario Draghis speech and remains so until he finished. However, it was his comment on the Euro that traders focused on and took the currency 140 points (+1.1%) higher. Saying the global recovery is underway will probably have its effect on European government paper on Monday (although much of the market will be closed due to the UK holidays). The euro made ground against most other currencies but was better by +0.6% against sterling. DXY -10% YTD. Draghi commented also on global trade and that openness is essential and even warned of protectionism and risks associated. A couple of remarks alluding to the quality difference between US and European banks and also warnings about returning to over stretched conditions too soon. Interesting that the European inflation swaps are still lower than where we were three years ago and the spread between US and core European bonds remains distorted, especially as Draghi reiterated that a significant amount of accommodation is still necessary. Guess we have to wait for September 7th for the conclusion of those remarks.
US core indices lost much...

22:51

1) West Papuans swimming for freedom "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

2) FROM 132 MINING OPERATION IN PAPUA, ONLY 79 WITH CLEAN AND CLEAR
https://newint.org/blog/2017/08/25/swim-freedom-west-papua
1) West Papuans swimming for freedom
Aug 25, 2017

A crucial message for the UN is being delivered across Lake Geneva in a most unusual way, writes Danny Chivers.





22:50

QALS JULY RESULTS PROVIDE STRONG BASE FOR FY18 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has started the new financial year strongly, with growth in passenger numbers across its four airports.

QALs ports on the Gold Coast and in Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach achieved total growth of 2.3 per cent in July 2017, compared to the same month in the prior year.

Townsville Airport was the star performer, with its biggest month on record for passenger movements.

More than 158,000 people travelled through the terminal, representing growth of over six per cent.

Monthly results are summarised in the below table:

table

QAL CEO Chris Mills said the results were pleasing across the board.

Gold Coast Airports growth has steadied to a modest rate after strong numbers last year, and until completion of our terminal expansion program it will be challenging to grow significantly due to constraints around capacity of the current facility, he said.

Gold Coast Airports growth of 1.3 per cent was driven by strong performance on domestic routes. JetGo also operated its first full month of Gold Coast Albury services for the ski season.

Townsville Airport saw growth across domestic, regional and international services, with the domestic market particularly boosted by the first full month of Tigerairs Townsville Melbourne services.

With all market sectors showing signs of growth and Townsville being the logical hub for FIFO activity in the region, we are positive about the year ahead and look forward to delivering our terminal expansion to cater for this, Mr Mills said.

Mount Isa Airport has recorded its sixth consecutive month of growth, at three per cent. Longreach Airport is showing decline due to a change in the way its transit passengers are recorded, which if adjusted would actually reflect growth of 3.5 per cent.

While these airports are still well below their peaks of several years ago, we are encouraged by these positive signs, Mr Mills said.

QAL is an Australian owned, Queensland based regional airport specialist group with a...

22:49

Episode-2073- Expert Council Q&A for 8-25-17 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Tweet Today its Friday so its time for expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Expert in the subject line. Today the expert council answers questions on bugging out, first aid, plant propagation, civil unrest, cb radios, cryptocurrency and more. In the body of your email first tell me the council member your question is for. Second ask your question concisely in one to two sentences maximum. Third any and all details after that. This is the formula to give you the best chance of getting on the air. I do what I can to get as many of your questions as possible on the air but cant always get to all of them. Our council is made of a wide variety of experts in everything from the tactical to the practical and everything in between. To get more information on our Expert Council visit our Meet the Expert Council Page to learn more about them and their specific areas of expertise. Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss Get Out, Get Out, Get Out Jack A FAK for the fisherman Doc Bones Rooting willow cuttings Nick Ferguson A LEOs take on Charlottesville Dan Orhman CB Radios for hunting in remote areas Tim Glance Determining time to profit with mining crypto Brandon Todd Why people actually make the case that taxes are voluntary Jack Resources for todays show Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum The Year 51 Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com TspAz.com support TSP when you shop on Online Grandaddys Gun Club Bullhead Fishing Information The Illuminatus! Trilogy NEBO Larry Light Foreathers Dan Fogelberg Websites of the Expert Council Members CryptoSkim.com Humble Mechanic Living Free in Tennessee Harvest Eating Old Grouch Military Surplus Steven1234.com Permaculture Classroom A Bee Friendly Company Investable Wealth NW Edible Permies.com Primal Power GeoffLawton.com DarbySimpson.com Whole Systems Design Doom and Bloom HaloBySue.com Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one mans opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here. `

22:43

Brian Houston Twitter Every person who is a pedophile protector should be arrested. This is 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Pope Brain Houston of Hillsong: Every person who is a pedophile protector should be arrested

Brian Houston Retweeted BBC Breaking News

Every person who is a pedophile protector should be arrested. This is 2017.

Brian Houston added,

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22:29

Outside of the exclusion zone, Shirakawa city, Fukushima: 1-3 Sv/h "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

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Aug 17th, 017. From Mrs. Hiroko Tsuzuki:

Shirakawa City. Fukushima Prefecture. All over my hometown, former residence, public school, High School, Bus Stops. 1-3 Sv/h.

97.1 km from Fukushima Daiichi. Way outside of the evacuation zone so they have no recourse.

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22:19

Why ships collide "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Interesting bit in The New York Times about why it's more likely naval vessels will get into bingles than commercial ships:

Naval ships, designed to avoid detection by enemy fleets and aircraft, are exempt from an international requirement that vessels automatically and continuously broadcast their position, course and speed. They tend to have fewer lights than many commercial vessels, making them harder to pick out. They are painted gray to blend into the sea during wartime but become even more difficult to spot at night. And a growing number of modern naval vessels, including the John S. McCain, are designed to scatter incoming radar signals, so that they are less detectable...

...ships like the John S. McCain, a Burke-class destroyer, are considered among the Navy"s best examples of vessels with a smaller radar signature, according to several former officers. They are low to the waterline, with equipment masts tilted to the ship"s stern, rounded edges and no large citadels rising high off the deck, like those on cruisers

22:04

Day to Day Politics: Dual citizens beware. Enter at your own risk. "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Saturday 26 August 2017 What follows is information sent to me by a Facebook friend Nick Chugg regarding section 44 of the Australian constitution and the changes that have been proposed over the years. The writing is attributed to Ian Holland of the Sydney Morning Herald. The full transcript is here. Reading through it reveals

The post Day to Day Politics: Dual citizens beware. Enter at your own risk. appeared first on The AIM Network.

21:58

Pastor Brian Houston of Hillsong comes out at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Happy Australian lesbians. Penny Wong (right) Australian Federal political with her partner and their IVF baby

 

20:27

North Korea Threatens UK, Australia With Miserable End "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

North Korea has threatened Britain and Australia with a miserable end if they join US-led military drills. Annual joint US-South Korea military drills started this week in the region amid tensions over Pyongyangs latest testing [...]

20:14

Trump chastises former spymaster Clapper for lying to Congress "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

US President Donald Trump has fired back at former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, bringing up his testimony before Congress, after Clapper told CNN that Trump was unfit to be president and should resign. "James Clapper, who famously got caught lying to Congress, is now an authority on Donald Trump. Will he show you his beautiful letter to me?" the president tweeted Thursday morning. It was not immediately clear which letter he was referring to. The "lying to Congress" part was apparently a reference to the 2013 Congressional hearing, where Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) asked Clapper if the National Security Agency collected data on millions of Americans. "No, sir ... not wittingly," Clapper answered. Soon thereafter, Edward Snowden's revelations showed that the NSA did, in fact, collect data on millions of Americans.

20:00

The Next Doctor You Consult Could Be a Robot: Healthcare Meets AI and the Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The Next Doctor You Consult Could Be a Robot

Startup company doc.ai has been working with university researchers to create a platform on the blockchain where patients can discuss their medical data with an advanced artificial intelligence doctor.

On August 24, doc.ai announced that their advanced natural language processing technology platform, based on the blockchain, would timestamp datasets and decentralize artificial intelligence. The startup stated that the platform was envisioned and built by researchers from Stanford and Cambridge Universities.

The objective of the company is to help healthcare companies improve patient care and  experience through an advanced natural dialogue system which will be able to generate insights from combined medical data.

According to the World Health Organization, there is a shortage of seven million healthcare professionals globally, and that number is on the rise. There is increasing pressure on doctors who are faced with meeting the challenging needs of the population and keeping up with the latest developments in healthcare and medicine. Furthermore, the training of healthcare professionals takes years of education and experience. With the help of AI, doc.ai aims to address such challenges while improving the patient care and providing a better healthcare experience.

"We are making it possible for lab tests to converse directly with patients by leveraging advanced artificial intelligence, medical data forensics, and the decentralized blockchain. We envision extensive possibilities for the use of this technology by doctors, patients, and medical institutions," Walter De Brouwer, founder and chief executive officer of doc.ai, said in a statement.

Deloitte Life Sciences and Healthcare is working with doc.ai to test the companys Robo-hematology solution, which was developed recently at the Deloitte University in Dallas, Texas.

"doc.ai's AI-based doctors provide answers to health questions using an AI-powered platform. Platforms like these open new possibilities for patients and medical organizations by providing more personalized, intelligent healthcare. We are excited to collaborate with doc.ai and to be at the forefront of this technology, said Rajeev Ronanki, Principal of Life Sciences and Health Care at Deloitte Consulting LLP.

The platform operates as a Software as a Service (SaaS), providing service to medical co...

19:48

Safe spaces and 'ze' badges: My bewildering year at New York University "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

As a child in Glasgow, I learned that sticks and stones might break my bones but words didn't really hurt. I'm now at New York University studying journalism, where a different mantra seems to apply. Words, it turns out, might cause life-ruining emotional trauma. During my 'Welcome Week', for example, I was presented with a choice of badges indicating my preferred gender pronouns: 'he', 'she', 'they' or 'ze'? The student in front of me, an Australian, found this hilarious: 'Last time I checked, I was a girl.' Her joke was met with stony silence. Later I realised why: expressing bewilderment at the obsession with pronouns might count as a 'micro-aggression'. Next stop, 'transphobia'. It was soon obvious to my fellow students that I was not quite with the programme. In a class discussion early in my first semester, I made the mistake of mentioning that I believed in objective standards in art. Some art is great, some isn't, I said; not all artists are equally talented. This was deemed an undemocratic opinion and I was given a nickname: the cultural fascist. I've tried to take it affectionately.

13:43

Today in OpenGov: Applied ethics "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Today, we're thinking about how to boost flagging citizen confidence in public institutions. In the Pacific Standard, Hollie Russon-Gilman and Tiago Carneiro Peixoto explore the growing move towards participatory budgeting programs across the globe. The research shows that "when governments listen, citizens reward them both politically and financially" through increased electoral support and decreased tax delinquency. 

Read on for the rest of the day's open government news, including a trip to Durham to talk open data, the USDA's ethics app, the latest on the Trump administration's attempt to obtain data on anti-inauguration protesters, and more

states and cities

Noel Isama at Durham's Civic Spark Day.
  • Building a community with open data in Durham, NC. Sunlight's Noel Isama took a trip down to Durham, North Carolina for a conference bringing "together Durhams residents, local technologists, city and county staff to discuss how the citys open data can be used to meet the communitys needs. The event was the latest element of the citys work using open data to make Durham a great place to live, work and play." Read his report on the Sunlight Blog.
  • How to implement an open data policy? Jackie Snow looks to answer that question by digging into work from What Works Cities and Sunlight. She highlights our Open Data Policy Guidelines focusing on the big questions, including what data should be public, how to make the data public, and how to implement policy. (SmartCitiesDive)
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