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Hey all of ya's. Just move from Brissy to the Charters because I just couldn't cop the big smoke anymore and this is where home family was. Not much more to it. I am a good worker though, got uni degrees and certs and diplomas up the wazoo but unless you know someone down the local rag or on the radio thats all useless. Also got quals in shit like tourism and cabling etc. I dunno what I can offer you specifically other than being a good cunt, but seriously anyone who's looking or knows of someone looking for some work PM me and ill give you my number
I will be sentenced on Wednesday the 22nd of August and possibly jailed for contempt of court for saying something in court that was critical of a Supreme Court of NSW judge and Registrar Christopher Bradford. I cannot say what I said as there is a suppression order and bail conditions stopping me from doing 
The treasonous Liberal party-room has endorsed the Labor-lite NEG. There must now be a grassroots revolt like 2009. pic.twitter.com/3QeRMIcCUi StopTurnbullcom (@Stop_Turnbull) August 14, 2018
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Nation Governments Must Start Offering Feeling Products, Passport Citizenship
What is feeling products?
Nice number, Fast track service likes ID, Passport, Car plates number, fast completion service like 24 hour Passport, ID card, 1 year fast track to citizenship.
There is already that type of products/services on the market but mostly on black market/corruption & appear on very small nations.
The World heading from National to Global Earth, but you still must keep traditional practice, you must separate the bad & the good things.
You must separate the original people & the immigrant people. But by what?
From the Passport, National Identity Card!
There are two types of Nation on Earth now:
- The original where white, black, yellow like the Asia, Europe, Africa, South America.
- And the second one is the immigrant regions like: North America, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, you can count some nation as semi-immigrant like the Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom.
The first type especially in Europe are being take advantage of by the stupid group like what happening in the UK, France, Sweden, Germany, etc.
The future is global one but at least in next 30-40 years you must separate the original people versus the immigrant people by add new line in the Passport: From: Original/Immigrant.
You can check that by just the skin color, language, family lineage.
What about Immigrant Nation?
They must start allowing dual citizenships, but they must raise the standard to become citizenship like: must own a house/flat. It is so stupid to see...
Hi there! If you are an Australian citizen and 18 years or older, I would really appreciate it if you could fill out the survey linked below on attitudes towards migration and citizenship. It is for my 4th year psychology thesis, and should take approximately 10 minutes and is completely voluntary and anonymous. Thank you!
ALPHONSE M HUVI
DEVARE - It was late one evening during the second week of March 2015. I was home at Bialla, West New Britain. The night was quiet except for the sound of laughter coming from family members who were cracking jokes.
The twenty toea full moon was providing a bright light, allowing me to fumble with my Nokia trying to play a snake game.
Tring! Tring! Tring! Tring
Hellow! Lalogo Penias. Mave? I answered. (Good evening Mr Penias. How are you?)
Eme gougolu tai? Penias asked. (Are you working?)
Penington Penias, a colleague, and I were speaking in the Lakalai language of West New Britain.
What subjects are you specialised in?
I told him.
We have a vacancy in the school for that combination. Are you prepared to join us?
I let out a long breath.
Is it safe? I am scared of going there.
There is no fight, Penias said. We are moving around freely.
If you agree to join us then the school can pay for your ticket. The people here are friendly.
Give me time to think it over.
Dont you have a heart for these students? Some of them have even transferred to other schools.
That question struck me. I sighed, ending the call.
Do I really have to go there? What about the work that I am doing for my church youth group?
I sat deep in thought staring at the moon. My mind was in a confused state. Part of me wanted to go. The other half floated in darkness.
However, I thanked God for giving me the opportunity. I told myself that if it is His will then I will go.
The groundwork in locating the school was actually done by my father.
I texted Penias and told him my intention of going.
Hello Miss Huvi, I am the principal of Devare High School, said Mr David, the th...
Australian-based Demand Film has released a new virtual currency to reward users who promote and watch movie trailers. Demand Film is officially releasing the cryptocurrency, known as Screencreds, before the company launches in Germany next Tuesday. The new digital coin is the latest example of how digital currencies and blockchain technology are making waves in Continued
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Dear Mr Shorten, I applaud you on your personal effort in commemorating Australia's veterans who fought for our country and in particular those who were killed by the enemy in the Vietnam War. However, could I please make one simple request? Would you please consider reworking your commemorative artwork to...
An Australian parliamentarian, Senator Hansen, has called for a plebiscite on immigration levels to this country. "In the decade to 2016 the Australian population increased by 3.5 million, 60% of which was from overseas migration. Given the impact a continuing population growth of this same order will have on already over-stretched infrastructure particularly, in our major cities, a national plebiscite should be held at the time of the next general election to allow the people of Australia to express their opinion. The plebiscite will ask Australian their views on continuing with the current high rate of migration. The Plebiscite (Future Migration Level)Bill 2018 (the Bill) would establish the legislative framework for a compulsory, in-person vote in a national plebiscite that would ask Australians, in view of the level of population increase from migration in the ten years to 2016: Do you think the current rate of immigration to Australia is too high?"
Plebiscite (Future Migration Level) Bill 2018
by authority of Senator Hanson)
According to witnesses who were present at the meeting a private conversation with Australian news publishers and broadcasters, Facebooks head of news partnerships told the group that if they do not work with Facebook that their businesses would die.
The comment is totally at odds with the effect that Facebook claims to have on journalism. At the meeting, the Facebook executive in question had been speaking about revitalizing journalism, and later stated that our goal at Facebook what the team works on every day with publishers and reporters around the world is to help journalism succeed and thrive, both on our platform and off.
A senior Facebook executive has privately admitted Mark Zuckerberg doesnt care about publishers and warned that if they did not work with the social media giant, 'Ill be holding your hands with your dying business like in a hospice' https://t.co/DBVW7aFPhb
The Australian (@australian) August 12, 2018
Although Facebook has demonstrated a pattern of removing or blocking content from its website, the news last week that Alex Jones InfoWars media outlet had been removed from a number of social media platforms (including Facebook) has caused renewed interest in the topic of internet censorship. It has also highlighted the market dominance of Facebook, Google and YouTube, which collectively with the mainstream media, now control a dangerous proportion of the information consumers are accessing.
It is noteworthy that Australias competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), is currently investigating whether Facebook and Google have disrupted the news media market to the detriment o...
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Although the Roman Catholic Church has its own legal system, it is unsuitable to prosecute suspects of sexual violence, says Peter Saunders. He was one of the two victims of abuse who took part in the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, set up by Pope Francis.
Last year he and the other victim resigned, partly because they got obstruction from the Vatican. Ecclesiastical courts do not take the victims into account, and if they come to a conviction, then they impose far too light penalties, eg, a life of repentance, says Saunders. A prison term is not an option.
In Pennsylvania, for the first time in history, from outside the church the seriousness and extent of ecclesiastical abuse has been established in a United States American state. It is only one of the fifty states, but it is a beginning.
18 August 2018
Traditional Owners vow to continue to defend their land rights against Adani
~ W&J leaders say appeal pending against court decision favouring Adanis land grab
~ Request no action from Queensland Government on extinguishment of native title
~ Senior Counsel advice says the State not obliged to wipe out land title
~ Appeal to UN for urgent action on failure of Australian law to protect the right to free prior informed consent
~ Adani ILUA proves Native Title system needs major reform
In the wake of yesterdays adverse Federal Court decision against their challenge to Adanis ILUA, Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners say yesterdays judgement merely confirms the limitations of the na...
Throughout the world heat waves, flooding and uncontrollable wildfires have caused widespread havoc, lives have been lost, homes destroyed, livelihoods ruined.
Unprecedented levels of heat have been recorded in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. According to The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) record cold May temperatures were registered in northeastern Canada and the northern Atlantic Ocean, off the southern coast of Greenland. Global temperatures for the first five months of the year were the highest on record for a La Nia year; higher temperatures, lead to more frequent and long-lasting heat waves causing adverse environmental impacts.
These extreme weather patterns are the ferocious signs and sights of climate change in 2018, and, because so little is being done to tackle the causes, year on year they become more and more intense. Planet Earth is becoming a world in which the extreme becomes the expected, the disastrous the everyday.
How bad must it get?
The year began with the coldest first week of January on record for numerous cities in eastern America; freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall swept across Europe in March as the Beast From the East hit. Britain was severely affected, with up to three feet of snow in some areas and temperatures down to minus 10C.
Floods have affected East Africa killing dozens of people, tropical cyclones hit Somalia, Djibouti, Yemen and Oman, dust storms killed hundreds in India, and Pakistan had an intense heat wave with temperatures exceeding 40C. Heavy rains and 70 mph winds in Bangladesh caused landslides, deaths and injuries. California had the largest wild fires ever recorded, and down under, Australia is becoming the Land of Drought according to the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.
A heat wave of unprecedented temperatures scorched Europe and Japan, where 40C (104F) temperatures were recorded, 30 people died and thousands needed medical treatment for heat related conditions. A month earlier Japan had some of the worst floods in its history, more than 200 people lost their lives and almost 2 million people were evacuated; the Caribbean is bracing itself for this years hurricane season, while still recovering from last years devastation, which, the UNFCC say, was the costliest on record.
The list of extreme weather events across the word is endless; extremes that are increasingly normal as the impact of man-made climate change become more and more apparent, and yet little is being done to address the primary causes. How bad does it have to become before substantive action is taken to reverse the terrible damage we are doing t...
Harry Palmer exposes Melbourne beaches now Islam controlled, NO PORK-NO BEER-NO BIKINIS. Harry introduces Len McGuire a contributing journalist for years with Harry on SOSNEWS now part of the APRadio team. Len discusses the ABC Islam agenda in north Queensland, the sweeping move of QLD voters away from the duopoly gathering momentum daily as ALP and LNP continue to self destruct while Bob Katters KAP take a considerable lead in the polls.
Rod Culleton speaks on how the High Court dismissed his affidavit before the case began due to Parliament privilege act paving the way for Rod, along with other recently dismissed members of parliament, able to call parliament to accountability under their own rules they attempted to hand to the High Court that clearly lies within the Australian parliament jurisdiction which Rod has been trying achieve since his illegal dismissal from the Senate.
On Thursday 16 August, Gulf Coast Aviation
Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-KXM was back at Rockhampton
Airport, touching down from the Sunshine Coast. It had flown
down there from Rocky on Tuesday 14 August - as
|VH-KXM at Rockhampton Airport on a previous visit (File photo)|
A police officer on a motorcycle had a lucky escape yesterday after a motorist allegedly deliberately swerved into his path at Harlaxton before driving away at high speed. https://t.co/JMw5LIQoSA pic.twitter.com/QhLdqooX02 Queensland Police (@QldPolice) August 18, 2018
by Brent Melville
ALEX Jones, front man for Infowars.com and Prison Planet in Austin, Texas, has warned that a major false flag terrorism event may be attempted soon to discredit and destroy him and President Trump in order to push the corrupt Clinton Democrats across the line in the US mid-term elections.
Jones was taken off Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and other social media early in August at the urging of major media channels such as CNN, NBC, Washington Post and New York Times.
The same media are now spreading blatantly false reports that Infowars is broadcasting illegally and that Jones is threatening violence against the media.
One CNN contributor, author Rafia Zakaria, accused Infowars of being complicit in domestic terror.
Channel after channel including the so-called comedians like Bill Maher are chiming in with the same anti-Jones/Infowars message accusing him of hate speech, lurid conspiracies, running an illegal broadcasting operation and so on.
Infowars has become one of the top five US broadcasters an audience of some 6 million people with Jones the leading agitator of US opposition to globalism for two deca...
Liberal Malcolm Turnbull and Labor Bill Shorten want to allow more grubs like these into the country
You dogsI step on your cross said the Imam
A religious leader accused of illegal land clearing on a rural property used for religious prayer has claimed a Western Sydney council is infringing on his groups religious freedoms by pursuing him over the allegations.
Hawkesbury City Council has launched civil action against Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali and Diaa Kara-Ali in the Land and Environment Court, alleging they carried out illegal land clearing, earthworks and built gates, fences and driveways without seeking any of the relevant development approvals at a property in Colo, in Sydneys north west.
Mustapha Kara-Ali, a former member of then Prime Minister John Howards Muslim Community Reference Group and past postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, is the Imam of religious guild Diwan Al Dawla.
A letter he wrote to a council staff member, filed in the court documents, says the members of the guild live separated from secular lifestyles to pursue a religious mode of worship and an ascetic lifestyle under an oath of self-sacrifice and dedication to the purposes of Diwan Al Dawla.
Dashcam vision of Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali (right) and another man during a visit to the prope...
Turnbull needed programs and examples for his ideas boom. The public servants were scrambled to find them. The graphics above are from just one of the programs. Of course the program has its own logo, staff, premises etc etc etc. ... and of course there's a website. You will laugh...
During the afternoon on Monday 13 August, a
pair of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) British Aerospace
(BAe) Hawk 127 jet training aircraft were heard flying around the
Fraser Coast region and specifically Maryborough.
|A pair of Hawks depart Rockhampton Airport in 2016 (File photo)|
Turnbull has far surpassed Rudd and Gillard in wasting money. Federal Government debt stands at $531,743,000,000.00. That's $531 billion - more than half a trillion bucks. When Turnbull took over debt was $383BN. He's borrowed an extra $150BN since then. And he's stopped caring about reducing it. On Wednesday next...
Jerry Sefe | Post Courier | August 17, 2018
Major tertiary institutions in the
country must be given the opportunity to involve facilitating
trainings and safety regulation in the alluvial mining
Member for Bulolo and Minister for
Information and Communications Technology and Energy Sam Basil made
the call to the Mineral Resources Authority on Tuesday during day
one of its 4th Alluvial Mining and Tradeshow convention held in
I want to encourage MRA involve our research and tertiary institutions including University of Papua New Guinea, PNG University of Technology and University of Natural Resource and Environment in our collaborative efforts in alluvial mining and the environmental impacts and safety, said Mr Basil.
Basil said these institutions are academically and professionally equipped with knowledge, expertise and innovations to expand the sector and in...
Multinational mining corporations in northern Peru have devised a number of strategies for suppressing environmental activism and protest, from strategic investment to media relations to outright intimidation and repression.
It is not hard to find examples of many of the same tactics being used in Papua New Guinea.
Michael Wilson Becerril | NACLA | August 7, 2018
The glitter of gold conceals ugly realities in Peru, one of the worlds largest gold producers. While the treasured commodity promises to bring jobs and economic development to extraction sites, its production involves exorbitant water consumption, leaves behind massive amounts of toxic waste, and has led to deadly social conflicts. Harassment and intimidation, propaganda, criminalization, and targeted assassinations of environmental activists characterize everyday life across the worlds mining regions.
Perus economy is heavily dependent on mineral extraction, which represents about two-thirds of its...
Jerry Sefe | Post Courier | August 17, 2018
The landowners of Yanta and Hengambu in the Wafi-Golpu mining have agreed to work with the district and province to do what is right for the benefit of the mine.
The landowners, who did not attend the consultative meeting in Kokopo, described the forum as political maneuvering that was not in their interest.
Landowner representative Being Sombe alleged that there were suspicious deals made during the meeting.
Mr Sombe said since the closure of the meeting, they were not briefed or informed by their landowner association leaders on the discussions at the meeting.
We are waiting for them to tell us why the meeting was taken to Kokopo and what was discussed and passed for the benefit of the impacted communities, said Mr Sombe.
The landowners also questioned Bulolo MP Sam Basil and Morobe governor Ginson Saonu on why the consultative meeting was moved....
Beautiful, evocative and moving: This is the earliest known original colour film of London, taken in 1924 - only 5 years after Armistice. pic.twitter.com/En0GGNKNZL BabelColour (@StuartHumphryes) August 16, 2018
Please listen to Johnny Cash singing Gods gonna cut you down.
This video from the USA says about itself:
15 August 2018
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Friday, August 17, 2018
At one rectory, four priests made a boy strip and pose as Jesus on the cross while they took photos. Altar boys were told to serve naked beneath their cassocks as God did not want any man-made clothes during Mass, while a seven-year-old gang-rape victim who went to a priest for help was...
This was the anonymous complaint made against my dogs:
Yet the Sherriffs dept told me they had never recieved even ONE complaint about my dogs. EVER.
I dont leave my windows open when I am not here due to the break ins I have had. And I dont let them obsessively bark when I AM here. And this complaint was obviously done in August- and since I have had my air conditioner running all summer- logic would dictate that my windows arent open.
I am NOT saying my dogs dont bark. They are dogs and dogs bark- but since my neighbors have all said they rarely hear them- and I live on a dead end street DIRECTLY beside the highway- this anonymous complaint is a lie.
My dogs are NEVER outside without me as someone has tried to poison them twice. The first time was directly preceeded from an email from Doug Mesner who claimed he could do to my dogs whatever he wanted. The Sheriff HAS that email.
And I wont let them bark outside as I usher them in immediately if they do, as they are never outside without me.
In Earling dogs run all over town freely. Mine never have- as I had a 5 ft chain link fence built the day after I moved here.
And as far as problems with other dogs in town- one of the city councils dog bit his neighbors dog, which required stitches.
And the next door neighbor to the city manager- their dog has bit TWO PEOPLE.
Did they loose their dogs? NO- they didnt.
Mine are incredibly loving and gentle- as my neighbors said in their letters. And quiet and well maintained.
And this city attorney- who the Des Moines Register had QUITE the write up about in their watch dog report- has never met me NOR my dogs. But the city manager has- DOZENS of times. She knows EXACTLY what they are like- and what I am like with them.
There is a nefarious reason behind all of this. The secrecy surrounding it- not letting me speak at the city council (although the entire town knows all about it- probably because many read my blog and the whole town ta...
Tralee Snape (above) believes her non-Hodgkins lymphoma was caused by the chemical glyphosate. (ABC Rural: Josh Becker) When a San Francisco jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289.2 million to former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, currently dying of non-Hodgkins lymphoma due to his use of Roundup, it worried some Australian farmers but relieved others. Because a growing number of them want a 
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If youve already made the assumption that this article is about the brutalising of the child by special police in Kimbe, West New Britain you are, in part, correct, but only in part. Because, with Baki as the Chief of the RPNGC the buck stops ultimately with him- he is responsible for the behaviour of his thugs. If that were the only thing Baki were guilty of, it would be enough, but his role in this affair has been far less passive than just assumed responsibility. He may not have delivered the blows that injured the child, but he did (allegedly) directly and corruptly set up the circumstances that led to it a far more active and direct involvement. But first The Brutalising of the boy Papua New Guinea and her neighbours watched in horror as a video was released last week of a brutal police attack on Continue reading No one is above the lawexcept Gari Baki!
Bougainville Runs Regional Youth Forum
New Dawn FM News
Youths in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville will attend a week-long Youth Forum on Peace-building and the Referendum Process in Arawa, Central Bougainville.
The event will start tomorrow Saturday the 18th of August and will end on the 24th of this month and will coincides with the annual International Youth Day which falls on the 19th of August.
It will feature various issues relating to the current peace building efforts and the Referendum Process.
The Forum with the theme safe space for youth and opportunities for participation in decision making within peace building and the referendum process is been supported with funds by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
The Bougainville Youth Initiative is also focus at empowering youths both socially and economically.
170818DOCTOR CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE
New Dawn FM News
A Medical Doctor based at the Arawa District Hospital, DR. JOE VILOSI today called on the ABGs Department of Health to quickly recruit personals to work at the newly refurbished Arawa District Hospital.
Speaking live on New Dawn FM this afternoon, DR.VILOSI said that the Hospital cannot perform its job because many vacant positions needs to be filled.
He said that they have sent their requirements to the Health Department but to date nothing has eventuated.
And the Hospital needs to start operating as a Hospital after the recruitment of staff are sorted out.
Meanwhile, the Secretary for the HEALTH DEPARTMENT, CLEMENT TOTAVUN told New Dawn FM this afternoon that all documents have been given to the Department of Personal Management to recruit the officers required and this is where the delay is.
MR. TOTAVUN said other requests from the Arawa District Hospital will depend on the availability of funds.
170818PRESIDENT WELCOMES SECOND AUTONOMY REVIEW
New Dawn FM News
ABG President Chief Dr John Momis has welcomed the news that the independent experts undertaking the Second Joint Autonomy Review have arrived in PNG.
We welcome the valuable contribution that these experts will make for progressing the joint implementation of autonomy arrangements as per the Bougainville Peace Agreement, President Momis said.
Mr Momis assured the people that the purpose of the review was not to change any part of the Bougainville Peace Agreement.
The five yearly review of autonomy arrangements is simply a requirement of the Bougainville Peace Agreement.
It will look at both the National Government and the ABG as joint implementers of autonomy, the progress and the challenges, and make recommendations to both governments on how best overcome these challenges.
We also look forward to the assessment of the current state of good governance in Bougainville as this will assist both governments to agree on setting a final date for referendum.
Under the Bougainville Peace Agreement, both weapons disposal and good governances are to be used to set the referendum date. The current target date is 15 June 2019.
170818UNITED NATIONS SUPPORTING THE AUTONOMY REVIEW
New Dawn FM News
The Second Joint Autonomy Review is being undertaken with the support of the United Nations at the request of the President and PNG Prime Minster, and includes the following independent experts:
* Mr Kevin Deveaux, a former provincial parliamentarian from Canada who has practiced law for 27 years. Mr Deveaux has previously conducted programmatic and strategic reviews of UNDP global programmes and global policy centres and he will focus on public services and good governance components of the Review.
* Mr Aisake Valu Eke is a former parliamentarian from Tonga and was Minister of Finance from 2014-17. Prior to being elected he was the Secretary to the Tongan Ministry of Finance. He has previously served as a Governor for the Asian Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Mr Eke will focus on the financial management components of the Review.
* Ms Christine Bell is a Professor of Constitutional Law and Assistant Principal (Global Justice), and Director of the Global Justice Academy, at the University of Edinburgh. She recently co-authored the Outcomes Issues Study as part of the Bougainville Referendum Research Project for the National Research Institute based in Port Moresby. Ms Bell will focus on the legal aspect and rule of law components of the Review.
* Mr Martin Brash is the Executive Director of Tanorama Limited, a Papua New Guinea-based consulting firm. He has worked in all provinces within the country on matters related to community development, capacity development, community engagement and social-economic policy and programme advice. He has acted as a facilitator, mentor, trainer and evaluator for major projects and programmes in Papua New Guinea. Mr Brash is contributing as the National Expert for the Review.
In formally welcoming each of the experts, President Momis noted the significant depth of experience that the review team brings, recognizing that each will contribute to important aspects of assessing the existing autonomy arrangements.
The President also took the opportunity to re-affirm his ongoing commitment to the eradication of corruption from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
For too long we have allowed poor processes to penetrate our public administration institutions. This has enabled corruption to take hold, and I believe that the outcomes of the Second Joint Autonomy Review will help us in developing the systems and strategies required to prevent corruption from occurring in the future.
The Review Team will be in Bougainville from Saturday 18 August for a week to for interviews and consultations.
The Review findings are expected to be presented to both governments by the end of October.
170818ACTING APPONTMENTS GAZETTED
New Dawn FM News
Three acting appointments within the Bougainville Public Service have been gazetted and announced by the head of the ABG Public Service Chief Secretary, JOSEPH NOBETAU this week.
The Appointments are as follows, MS WENDY SAWA is to act in the Office of the Secretary for Primary Industry and Marine Resources in the absence of the substantive office holder.
The appointment commenced yesterday and is for one month or as soon as the substantive office holder resumes work.
In the Department of Personal Management, MR. WESLEY WANINARA will act as the Secretary for Personal Management and Administrative Services following the termination of the substantive office holder.
And in the Community Government Department, another female, MS DONA PEARSON will act in the Office of the Secretary for Community Government during the suspension of the substantive office holder.
This appointment commenced yesterday August 15th, 2018.
170818CRACKING DOWN ON CORRUPTION GETS BOUGAINVILLE REFERENDUM
New Dawn FM News
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has sent its strongest message yet that it is cracking down on corruption as part of getting referendum ready.
Chief Secretary Joseph Nobetau, in his six-month update to the people this week said corruption must stop now.
Four more Department Heads have been petitioned for allegations of serious misconduct, matters that are now subject to Independent Boards of Inquiry established under the Bougainville Senior Appointments Act, Mr Nobetau said.
Corruption is not only against the law. It is stealing from Bougainville it is selling out on our dream, our future, and the idea that we are destined for a higher level of behaviour.
The Chief Secretary said one of the biggest issues faced this year has been the uncovering of mass payroll fraud.
An independent audit by the National Departments of Personnel Management and Finance has now revealed our worst fears, Mr Nobetau said.
Bougainvillean public servants have been stealing from government and selling out Bougainville over many years claiming allowances they were not entitled to, paying salaries well in excess of their classification level, paying themselves and not turning up for work.
Mr Nobetau said the administration was standing shoulder to shoulder with the Minister for Public Service, who said the fraud was nothing short of theft.
With just nine months until Bougainvilles target referendum date and the need to demonstrate good governance to the international community, the Chief Secretary has made an impassioned plea to fellow public servants, politicians and the people.
I am committed to ensuring that the fraud squad investigates these matters and that where criminality is found, that individuals be held to account. Nobody is above the law. Nobody has the right to take what is not rightfully theirs. And nobody has to right to steal from law abiding Bougainvilleans. To do so brings shame to the person, to their family and Bougainville as whole.
I want to assure tax payers and proud Bougainvilleans that those responsible for this fraud will be held to account and that we will do better.
Changes had already been made to ensure the payroll fraud never happens again.
The good news is that our eyes are not closed and we will not look the other way. The majority are better than that, the majority want a brighter future for Bougainville.
I expect that in time both disciplinary and criminal charges will be made.
The Chief Secretary said since removing ghosts from the payroll had given the government more money for public services like clinics, schools and roads.
Mr Nobetau said changing attitudes and mindsets as part of government reform was not easy, but was Bougainvilles aspir...
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LAE - This story about Kela village in the Salamaua area is shocking. Kela is a gorgeous and peaceful place. Or was. Now the whole village is homeless and the people have lost all their belongings.
Anyway, heres a report from an academic friend of mine based in Lae about the violence that affected Kela village in the Salamaua area of the Huon Gulf.
The village that you took me to, Kela, had every house set on fire in a village fight recently - 52 homes, some burned to nothing but ashes.
Two people were wounded in gunfire and boats and outboards were damaged.
It started when some of the Kela young men found a cache of Japanese weapons and tested them.
The cache was close to the Salamaua Health Centre and school and the shots scared the health centre workers. The administrator came in and closed both the centre and the school for safety.
Unfortunately he never came back to reopen them.
After about three months, a couple of women from a nearby community died for lack of medical treatment, and the Kela community was blamed.
They were attacked about two weeks ago and the authorities went to secure the weapons and to try to negotiate peace between the villages, but nothing was done to help the homeless.
Several churches have sent supplies, and the councillor took goods from Busama. It has been a nasty business, with no easy answer.
Unfortunately this has become a typical Papua New Guinean reaction - an over-dramatised shooting from the hip or simply turning ones back on a problem.
The incident can be as trivial as a single library book stolen by a student causing the closure of an entire library.
I have seen this kind of unthinking reaction so many times.
Papua New Guinea needs honest, responsible and smart administrators who can s...
Suara Papua August 15, 2018
Arnold Belau, Jayapura A peaceful action that was to be held by the Indonesian Peoples Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) in Ternate, North Maluku, was forcibly broken up by local police on August 15.
Action coordinator Rudhy Pravda told Suara Papua that the action by 22 protesters was to be held to commemorate 56 years since signing of the New York Agreement on August 15, 1962.
Rudhy explained that the FRI-WP had followed the legal guidelines by submitting a notification with Ternate district police (Polres) three days prior to the action. Police responded however with a written rejection on the grounds that the action conflicted with the sovereignty of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI).
"We said that we would still hold the action no matter what the consequences. Given the situation we held the action but with the position that we would accept bear the risk from Ternate Polres. Prior to the action being broken up we held negotiations with police, there were several FRI-PW members who had were interrogated by four plain-clothed intelligence officers while they were waiting for protesters to arrive. They tried to intimidate them saying that they were not allowed to hold action and if they insisted on protesting they must be prepared to accept the risk including saying if you want to die please go ahead", Rudhy explained.
Rudhy said that the information on plans to block and break up the rally was obtained from protesters attending an earlier rally at the same location. He said that that they wanted to negotiate with police but were instead threatened and intimidated.
Then before they had even unpacked campaign materials for the action, they were surrounded by plain-clothed intelligence officers and uniformed police who prohibited them from holding the protest no matter what, without being willing to negotiate their legal rights.
"I was pushed and shoved including a female demonstrator who was also pushed and shoved and they tried to use violence. The female action coordinator she was pulled and grabbed by intelligence officers. Although we were determined to continue with the action they out-numbered us so in the end we werent able to hold the action", said Rudhy.
Field coordinator Gamaria Mansur meanwhile said that in addition to breaking up the action, police also confiscated and tore up protest materials such as banners, placards and propaganda.
She added that earlier there had been an argument between protesters and police. "Police intimidated protesters with threats, [saying] do you want to die, and calling us traitors and the like. I was also pulled and grabbed, then after I shouted I was finally let go", she explained.
When sought for confirmation on t...
PORT MORESBY - Government revenues from Papua New Guineas mining, oil and gas sector have essentially dried up.
With the ongoing effects of the devastating earthquake in Hela Province, the eruption of election-related violence in the Southern Highlands, a significant budget shortfall, and a foreign exchange crisis driving business confidence down, the resources of the government are severely stretched,
And the massively expensive APEC meeting looms in November.
In this context, the drop in government revenue from the resource sector is staggering. And accounts in significant part for the growing fiscal stress.
In 2006-2008, according to Bank of PNG figures, the government collected more than K2 billion annually from the sector by way of taxes and dividends, on mineral exports that had just topped K10 billion for the first time.
In 2017, the figure is just K400 million on exports of K25 billion a revenue reduction of more than 80% in the same time that exports have increased by 150%.
Government dividends and corporate taxes made up just 1.6% of the value of exports in 2017 (and that was a significant increase over 2015 and 2016).
If we take the long-term average share of the value of exports that the government has received (at a little over 10%), this points to a potential hole of at least K8 billion over the past four years, an amount that would go a long way to covering the current fiscal deficit.
There are some precedents for the rapid drop in government revenues from the sector. In 1990 and 1991 just as the resources boom triggered by the Porgera gold mine and oil production at the Kutubu oilfield began revenues collapsed, largely due to the closure of the Bougainville copper mine in 1989; and again, briefly in 2009 due to the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008.
But neither of these has been as deep or as sustained as the current hole.
A full explanation of the precipitous decline in resource revenues is beyond the scope of this analysis.
Clearly, a number of factors are involved, including a fall in commodity prices, major construction and expansion costs (which attract accelerated depreciation provisions) and generous tax deals.
The revenue dry-up of t...
Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com has launched a blockable maintenance platform alongside its first application one which digitally monitors corporate bills for among the biggest publicly traded insurers in China. Based on a release on Friday, JD.com said the application moves bill information for Pacific Insurance on a dispersed network at every step of the issuance cycle, automating the process and making it visible to all participants. Invoices, or even commonly referred to like Fapiao in China, play an essential part among businesses in the nation both as a benchmark for book keeping and for taxation purposes. The target of the application, as clarified by the ecommerce giant, would be to increase issuance efficiency and also to streamline the accounting process by maintaining the bill data updated on a dispersed ledger.
The application comes as the primary use case for JD.coms Blockchain Open Platform that was also declared today. The blockchain-as-a service merchandise rolled out months after the company announced its plan for the project in Apr was designed to help companies wishing to develop their very own blockchain applications, including those for monitoring supply chain info, charity donations, certification authentication and property assessment. JD.com has announced several blockchain trial applications within its own company divisions. In Mar, the company partnered with an Australian beef producer to track the distribution chain info import beef on its platform utilizing blockchain technology.
CoinDesk reported in June the JDs financial services arm planned to issue its asset backed securities on a blockchain in partnership with a local bank and a brokerage firm. JD.com image via Shutterstock. The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the greatest journalistic standards and adheres to a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.
This 15 August 2018 video from the USA says about itself:
Will these victims ever receive justice? Ana Kasparian and Brett Erlich hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
Pennsylvania grand jury report spanning over 1,300 pages was released on Tuesday, detailing various sexual abuses that occurred in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including one instance in which a priest received a letter of reference for a job at Walt Disney World after he quit following abuse claims.
The report included abuse charges against Father Edward George Ganster, who began his career with the church in 1971 as an assistant pastor at the Notre Dame of Bethlehem Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In 2002, a victim who was then age 37 contacted the diocese and said that when he was a 14-year-old altar boy at St. Joseph in Frackville, Pennsylvania, Ganster fondled and groped him. On one occasion, Ganster dragged the boy across a living room floor, pulling him by the underwear. Ganster also beat the victim repeatedly, once using a metal cross, the report states. The abuse at the hands of Ganster lasted for over one-and-a-half years and all happened in St. Josephs Rectory.
Read more here.
This 16 August 201...
You have no idea how out of touch you are.
All we knew about this new job on the remote cattle station we were heading to was that there was a general store, a few living quarters (for staff and stockmen), and two Indigenous communities just ten kilometres away. My friends comment was nave, possibly Surely they wont be racist, she said cheerfully, not if theyre all living together so closely.
Rhodes is well known for its quality affordable homes that last
a lifetime. However, what is less well known is how Rhodes
help PNG families future proof their homes. Combined with
outstanding customer service it is little wonder that Rhodes are
steadily growing their market share in PNGs home buying market.
So what is future proofing? Future proofing homes is all about designing and building homes in such a way that they suit families needs now and in the future, no matter what changes come along over the years. Future proofing your home helps avoid unnecessary disappointment and expense in the long term.
Future proofing homes requires the use of high quality and durable materials in combination with designing homes with the future needs of our customers first and foremost in mind says Business Development Manager, Dave Mackenzie. Importantly we make sure that we build with only the very best Australian Standard materials, including top-grade galvanised steel framing, to guarantee that our homes last and maintenance requirements are kept to the bare minimum. However, unlike other kit home companies we also design homes so that they can easily be added on to or extended to suit families changing requirements. These add-ons include such things as additional bedrooms, bathrooms, verandas, staircases, and enclosing downstairs areas.
Future proofing your home is particularly important in PNG given the shortage of available freehold land and the considerable expenses associated with selling and buying property. Many people are keen just to get in to the property market and will be happy with a fairly simple 2 bedroom home to start with explains Rhodes Project Manager Geno Ulu. But when a few extra kids come along and you want to spread out a bit more its good to know that you dont have to sell up and move elsewhere. Instead you know that your Rhodes home has been designed to make it as simple and as cost effective as possible to add another bedroom or veranda or to build in down below.
Rhodes is perfectly suited to providing customers with the best future proofing solutions as it is a truly vertically integrated construction company. That is, Rhodes designs homes, manufactures the prefabricated (kit) components, delivers the flat-packed kit homes to wherever families want to build, and if desired, also constructs the homes utilising their own construction team. Our builders understand our product and how everything slots tog...
Media Release, 14 August, 2018
It is six years since Prime Minister Peter ONeill promised the country an Independent Commission Against Corruption. Yet that vision is no closer to being realised today than it was in 2012, says Community Advocacy group ACT NOW!
Good on you Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG for taking the fight up to the enemy again. Here are the Federal Court files for the various actions Ben's launched against various Fairfax companies. It can't be cheap - I hope he wins a motza. Name File Number File Title Application Filing...
Qantas knows what's best for Australia.
Content warning: themes of sexual assault
In the winter of New Delhi, the birds of prey drew imaginary circles below the smog; they wouldnt be seeing blue for a long time. The buildings that surrounded my hotel were hungover, power lines strewn over their stocky bodies like streamers at the end of a party. The horizon was heavy and vast, the streets siphoned activity from block to block with the incessant howling of horns and growling engines.
I never got truly acquainted with Indias capital, but the hotel bathroom and I were inseparable. They dont call it Delhi Belly for nothing. But much like toilet paper, the rupees in my money-belt were dwindling; it was time to step outside and find an ATM.
I must admit I was nervous: watching Indias Daughter wasnt the smartest move for getting pumped up to travel this part of the world. I had only just left the building when I encountered the familiar feeling of being followed. From my peripherals, I spotted the rickshaw driver. He was barely crawling as he gestured to me with big waving hands.
Imagining cartoon dollar signs in place of his eyes, I changed my pace from dehydrated-and-fatigued to hurry-up-before-you-shit-your-pants. But the longer I ignored him, the more he persisted. This carried on for some time, until I realised that I had no idea where I was going.
It was in that moment the feeling seized my gut.
Get in the rickshaw, it told me.
My gut and I were on good speaking terms and it has proved me right before, so I did. I stepped in, shouting the word ATM like a tourist. When I confirmed that he had put the meter on, I settled into writing my own eulogy in the back seat. A minute later, he pulled up by an ATM around the corner, waiting patiently as I refuelled my wallet and faith in humanity.
The hotel in sight, I was touched by the fact he hadnt ripped me off, so prepared some extra notes as a tip. But when he pulled up by my hotel, he shook his head in refusal.
No money, he insisted.
Me, the classic foreigner, assumed that he didnt understand and continued to do the awkward take my money dance. It was useless. I ended up saying denyavada too many times (the word for thank-you in the wrong dialect) and left. I can...
MEDIA RELEASE 16 August 2018 Embargoed: 11.30 am (Canberra time) Low Average Earnings Growth Continues The average weekly ordinary time earnings for full-time adults in Australia in May 2018 was $1,585.30, according to new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures. This was an increase of 1.0 per cent over the...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
The Big Switch
Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz
So how did your nationality get combined with citizenship? A friend from Australia recently sent me a nicely summarized list of legislative acts from the 1920 through the late 60's, and what it very neatly summarizes is a fundamental change that happened in the 1940's and which has never been corrected.
At the beginning of the legislative history there were numerous "Nationality Acts" in the 1920's and 30's. Then, beginning in the 1940's all of these became "Nationality and Citizenship Acts". This is where your nationality got confused and "lumped together" with your political status as a "citizen" or not.
The organizations passing all these "Nationality and Citizenship Acts" were all functioning in Territorial jurisdictions, so it was no big leap for them to include "citizenship" presumptions with the topic of "nationality". For them, the two are synonymous.
If you live your life as a "resident" (temporary sojourner) in the "State of Wyoming" (a Territorial State of State) you are a federal "citizen" by definition, so that your nationality and citizenship are tied together.
If you live your life at home in Wyoming, you may or may not be a "citizen". It is entirely possible to live your entire life and never be employed by any "federally connected" employer and to never hold any office related to any federal corporation.
And that is the fundamental difference between "us" and "THEM".
We have no natural obligation to serve and obey the government. The government has a natural obligation to serve and obey us. Our nationality is not tied to any obligatory citizenship, but theirs is. And therein lies the rub and the misunderstanding.
A Geoscience Australia spokesperson says there were no seismic events recorded for the area, despite residents reporting tremor-like activity on Tuesday, August 14. Around lunchtime residents from locations including the Camden Haven, Redbank, King Creek, Rosewood and Wauchope reported feeling their houses shake and some heard a loud rumble noise. A spokesperson from the Department of Defence said a single F/A-18 Hornet was conducting a navigational flight from RAAF Base Williamtown in the region on August 14. The spokesperson said the aircraft flew over during the lunchtime period. However the spokesperson said fast jets are authorised for supersonic flight no less than 37 kilometres (20 nautical miles) out to sea from the coastline.
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by Phil Hingston
There is a theory that Presidents Trump, Putin and Xi are possibly planning to resolve the horrendous situation the world finds itself in at the moment. Our present situation is thanks primarily to the scourge of Central Banking, which are ostensibly under the control of individual governments but more likely, covertly being controlled by a Cabal of the wealthiest people on the planet. Think Rothschilds, Rockefeller, the Vatican and the European Royal families.
Professor Carrol Quigley gave us a clue back i...
The sale of public land significantly under its market value in Woy Woy on the central coast by the NSW coalition government in 2015 has outraged the local community and led to questions about the ethics around the continuing sale of public land by the government.
Greens MP David Shoebridge has referred the sale of prime waterfront land in Woy Woy to ICAC saying the sale raises grave concerns about the integrity of the remainder of the $9 billion plus of public lands sales that have occurred under the NSW coalition government.
It is understood that the land sale was negotiated behind closed doors without going to market. Once the deal was done the proposed sale was only advertised in a distant newspaper in Batemans Bay, a five hour drive from the site, in breach of legal requirements under the Crown Lands Act.
The Act requires that the sale of public land is advertised either in a state wide newspaper or in a newspaper with prominent circulation in the area where the land is being sold said Mr Shoebridge.
This was prime waterfront land on the Central Coast, but its proposed sale was only notified in a small, regional newspaper based in Batemans Bay, said Mr Shoebridge.
The prime public waterfront land on the NSW Central Coast was sold in 2015 for just $38,000, significantly below its real value, and despite internal valuations suggesting a sale price should be at least $120,000.
According to the ABC residents started asking questions about the sale shortly after the development application was lodged for a four-story apartment block for seniors on the site which also includes the local bowling club and sits at the edge of the waterfront with a playground, bike track and walking path.
This governments multi-billion dollar fire sale of public land has robbed New South Wales residents of public assets and a fair return, said Mr Shoebridge.
From the outset this was a contentious proposal that has seen a much loved local bowling club being sold off for development. For many residents of the area to then be excluded from even basic notification is an added insult.
Firstly, this is clearly a gross underpayment for the site and secondly, it is a gross breach of notification requirements.
It is quite literally unbelievable that the only notice given by the coalition of the...
MEDIA ALERT: FED CT BRIS FRI 4.15PM Trad Owners v Adani and others judgment
17 August 2018
Critical judgment in W&J Traditional Owners fight for their land rights against Adani
WHAT: Justice Reeves of the Federal Court delivers his decision in the case in which Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners have challenged the legitimacy of a meeting funded by Adani to authorise an ILUA (Indigenous Land Use Agreement), the certification of that purported ILUA by Queensland South Native Title Services, and the subsequent registration of the Adani ILUA by the National Native Title Tribunal. Further background to the case below.
WHEN: 4.15pm, Friday 17 August 2018.
WHERE: Federal Court, Court No. 2, Level 7, Cth Law Courts 119 North Quay (Tank St entry), Brisbane.
Adrian Burragubba, spokesperson for the five W&J applicants, and the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council, is available for comment before and after the decision.
Mr Adrian Burragubba says: No matter what happens today, we are calling on the Queensland Government to rule out extinguishing our native title in any part of our land. No matter who wins, we expect an appeal.
It would be a travesty for the Government to wipe out our title for Adani. If Queensland can stop them dredging the Reef before Adani has money, or pull the pin on $1 billion NAIF funding, they can surely protect our rights to our land. They must not hand a private corporation land title at our expense, based on discriminatory laws.
We know its the Queensland Governments choice. Enough is enough. We have called on the UN for international scrutiny of whats happening here. The Government must bring itself into the modern era on our human rights and leave us to protect our country and chart a better future than coal mining.
Media enquiries: Anthony Esposito, W&J Traditional Owner Council advisor 0418 152 743
W&J website: http://wanganjagalingou.com.au/
W&J facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WanganandJagalingou/fBackground to the case
As cryptocurrency mining profitability continues to suffer due to price decline, many cloud-mining services have been forced to cease operations. Today Genesis Mining announced they would be ending one of their bitcoin mining services.
Leading cloud-based cryptocurrency mining service Genesis Mining announced this morning via an official blog post that the firm would no longer be supporting its lowest tier Bitcoin mining contracts. The firm cited a combination of Bitcoins downtrend and a difficulty increase around April and May that reduced mining outputs.
Genesis Minings contracts include a clause that says if the cloud-mining contract returns less than it costs for Genesis to operate the service, the contact will move into a 60-day default grace period. During the grace period, if cryptocurrency prices dont improve to the point of profitability, the contract will be terminated.
Genesis wont be closing their doors entirely. The firm instead is offering users affected by the cessation of their lowest tier Bitcoin contracts a discounted upgrade to their new Radiant plans. Radiant tiers range from $285 for 1 TH/s to as much as $6,875 for 25 TH/s.
The discounted upgrade only applies to the cheapest Radiant Gold tier, bringing the total cost of the normally $285 plan, to a more affordable $180. However, the new Radiant contracts require a five-year term, which could deter signups given the uncertainty in the crypto market looking ahead five months, let alone five years.
Its not just Genesis feeling the sting from the cryptocurrency bear market of 2018. Competitor HashFlare announced in July that they would be ending their SHA-256 Bitcoin mining contracts.
Days later, HashFlare announced via their Facebook that the services will be resumed and contracts would operate on....
Government failing to support alluvial miners with access to loans
Benny Geteng | Post Courier | August 15, 2018
Concerns have been raised by
alluvial miners on their inability to borrow money from financial
companies to fund their operations.
They said when they approached banks
or other financial institutions for assistance, they were usually
The Alluvial Mining Sector in 2017
generated over K300 million and that figure can double if good
financial backing is provided for them to boost their
Edward Buasin of EDHI Limited said
they sometimes lacked financial capacity and borrowed from local
loan sharks who ended up making huge returns on their finances
significantly marginalizing the land or resource owners driving
them below the poverty scales.
This is Ashwaq. She's a Yazidi girl from Kurdistan, who was kidnapped by ISIS in 2014. After her escape from the terror group, she fled to Germany. In 2016 and 2018 she saw the ISIS man who bought her for 100$ walking free in Germany. He even confronted her and...
News Mail reported on a man convicted on domestic violence charges who tried to argue that the charges were unfair because of gender bias.
Theres not enough reliable information in the article to make an informed decision about whether his claim has any basis. He says he called police earlier after similar activities from his female partner and no charges were laid. There was no police testimony described in the article and no mention of physical or verbal violence committed by the woman. If it wasnt mentioned because it didnt happen then they were not equivalent crimes.
As this article about an abuser going through mens behavioural change demonstrates, it is common for abusers to genuinely perceive themselves as victims. This doesnt mean they actually are victims.
Regardless of all this, he pleaded guilty to the charges. So it was not a food rampage. He tormented, verbally abused and kicked a woman. Then verbally abused her 12 year old son. He also threw food. Its is like reporting on a mustard-yellow sock wearing armed armed robber as a fashion criminal.
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The Turnbull government have halved the protection that was provided to Australias original network of marine parks set up in 2012. The marine parks were strongly supported by science and by Australians around the country when they were set up.
The loss of protection is unequalled in Australian history. The total area removed from Australias marine sanctuary network is over 35 million hectares, an area twice the size of Victoria, equivalent to revoking every second national park on land.
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) says the slashing of marine sanctuaries by the Turnbull government is a bad day for global marine conservation, as it represents the largest removal of environmental protection on Earth.
When it comes to slashing protection for our oceans, the Turnbull government is now the world champion, said Darren Kindleysides, CEO of the AMCS.
This is not an accolade of which Australians will be proud, particularly when our seas are under so much pressure from climate change, pollution and unsustainable fishing.
The cuts to marine icons around Australia are equivalent to removing every second national park on land, including one of our oldest sanctuaries at Lord Howe Island, a massive area off Ningaloo and the Kimberley, and worst hit the Coral Sea the cradle to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the last places on Earth where ocean giants still thrive.
One trick show pony, Yassmin the professional victim. I love this bloke's comment! This girl is full of it. Here's the text of her column Im an Australian and have been so for as long as I can remember. Ive always considered myself Aussie, and proudly so with the...
The hashrate of the Bitcoin network, which represents the amount of computing power securing the blockchain, has continued to increase despite the 70 percent decline of BTC since January of this year. David Sapper, chief operating officer at Australia-based cryptocurrency exchange Blockbid, said in an interview with Bloomberg that the continuous rise in the hashrate
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So I am facing someone who many in Iowa think is corrupt. Yeah- this isnt a set up at all
Now I am beginning to understand why God put me in this situation. More darkness to expose.
Chances are Doug Mesner didnt have to work that hard to set this up.
Greed can get people to do terrible things.
It has been known for a long time, that putting CO2 emissions into the atmosphere will cause the temperature of the planet to rise. But humanity has been slow to act. Now is the time to make the difference.
Weve known about the greenhouse effect for nearly 200 years and about global warming for more than a century, but weve had a hard time acting because our brains arent a good match for a problem this big.
Posted by Hot Mess PBS on Thursday, April 19, 2018
The post Video: Weve ignored climate change for more than a century appeared first on The Pen.
A 12-year-old refugee boy on hunger strike on Nauru for more than a fortnight is at imminent risk of dying, medical staff on the island say, but efforts to move him to hospital care in Australia have foundered.
He is one of several critical child cases on the island including a 14-year-old boy with muscle wastage so severe he may never walk normally again, and a two-year-old child whose parents are too unwell to care for him.
Staff on the island report a looming crisis in childrens health, ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum next month, and the attendant international attention that will bring.
Everyone on the island knows how serious this is. We have been saying for months a child is going to die in these circumstances, an on-island official with knowledge of the medical situation told the Guardian. A child is going to die. Every day we get closer. Its never been so critical.
The 12-year-old boy has been held on Nauru with his mother, father and sister for nearly five years. The family, from Iran, have been recognised as refugees but were recently rejected for resettlement in the US. Almost all Iranian refugees have been rejected by America.
The boy has refused food and fluids for between eight and 15 days, medical sources on the island say. He is being sedated so he can be given fluids intravenously to keep him alive.
The situation is critical. They know about this in Canberra, but nothing is happening, another source on the island said.
There are several critical childrens health cases on the island currently.
Two children are expected to leave the island on Friday. One is an eight-year-old autistic boy who requires high-level care not available on Nauru and who has not been able to attend school.
His parents are both seriously unwell, in particular his mother, who has been catatonic, according to reports, for more than a year. Medical reports, running back more than a year, consistently request he be removed from the island with his family.
August, 15, 2018
Indigenous Community Protests Against Aerospace Project in North Biak
The National Aeronautics and Space Agency (LAPAN) will build a space station in Saukobye Village, North Biak District, approximately 40 km away from the island s major city of Biak Town. LAPAN has estimated the use of 1,000,000 square meters (100 hectares) of customary land for the project. The project site is located at the northern coast of Biak, with direct access to the Pacific ocean. The legal foundation for the development of the space port is stipulated in the articles 44 to 50 of Indonesian Law No. 21 of 2013 about space travel. A draft master plan document for the establishment of the space facility suggests the finalization of the master plan until 2017. A feasibility study in 2016 should identify appropriate locations for the establishment of a space research center and a space port until 2017. The Government has planned to launch rockets to deliver satellites into orbit.
On 15 th of April 2018, the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Desk of the Evangelical Church in Papua (GKI-TP) traveled to Biak after local community members had shared information regarding a meeting between indigenous community members, four army Generals, representatives of the Indonesian police and the local GKI Presbytery. The meeting took place in Andei Village and was organized in relation to the development of the LAPAN space port. During the meeting, the head of the GKI presbytery in North Biak, Rev. Abrauw, on behalf of Saukobye community expressed concerns regarding the government project. Rev. Abrauw is at the same time a customary land rights owner in Suakobye.
He explained that the indigenous community demanded the return of customary land because an earthquake and a tsunami in 1996 had forced the Sukobye people to relocate the village and lead to the decrease of fertile land for gardening. He criticized that the land area would be too small for the space port and stated that LAPAN had failed to inform the villagers about the dangers and benefits of the project. Thereupon, a former military member named Lukas Krobo tried to attack Rev. Abrauw. The attack was prevented by police officers
and villagers. The army generals asked the communities to sign an agreement for the release of customary land for the establishment of the space port.
Issues of Concern
The local communities have expressed the following concerns with regard to the establishment of the LAPAN space port in Saukobye:
1. The available land area (100 ha) is not large enough for a space port. Other estimations suggest a land size seven times larger than...
Scientists have found that 4.02 billion year old silica-rich felsic rocks from the Acasta River, Canada-the oldest rock formation known on Earth-probably formed at high temperatures and at a surprisingly shallow depth of the planet's nascent crust. The high temperatures needed to melt the shallow crust were likely caused by a meteorite bombardment around half a billion years after the planet formed. This melted the iron-rich crust and formed the granites we see today. These results are presented for the first time at the Goldschmidt conference in Boston tomorrow (14 August), following publication in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Geoscience. The felsic rocks (rocks rich in silica/quartz) found at the Acasta River in Canada, are the Earth's oldest rocks, although there are older mineral crystals. Scientists have long known that the Acasta rocks are different to the majority of felsic rocks we see today, such as the granites widely used as a building or decorative material. Now a group of scientists from Australia and China have modelled the formation of the oldest Acasta felsic rocks and found that they could only have been formed at low pressures and very high temperatures.
A group calling itself the government of New Zealand has banned sales of homes to foreign nationals in an attempt to curb rising prices (archived). Under the measure, which exempts buyers of Australian and Singaporean nationality, foreigners would be restricted to purchasing apartments in large scale block developments.
In recent years New Zealand has seen substantial real estate demand from wealthy buyers from China and the US looking for a retreat from instability in larger Anglophone areas. With home ownership among adult New Zealanders floating around ~25 percent, this measure has the potential to deliver some serious pain to their rental market.
ADELAIDE - We in what passes as the civilised world (an increasingly dubious descriptor) live in an era where the humble adjective has been entirely supplanted by the superlative. Almost numbingly mundane events are now described in the most florid and extravagant terms.
For example, someone winning one of the endless sporting contests that occur across the globe on a daily basis ends up being described in words that might once have been used only for events of the most profound importance.
So devalued have superlatives become that we now struggle to find words of sufficient power and force to describe events that really matter.
Also, we live at a time in which thoughtful discussion has been largely replaced by near hysterical denunciation of those you do not agree with and public discourse that is all too frequently just a shouting match.
Much of the media, presumably fairly reflecting the interests of its readership, displays an obsession with A to Z grade celebrities and shock and horror stories. In many instances, the connection between the objective truth and the story as published is tenuous indeed.
Donald Trumps alternatively provocative, offensive, threatening and indignant tweets seem entirely consistent with the way public discourse on difficult or contentious topics is now conducted.
Bearing this background in mind, it is unsurprising to me that our political class has, as a general rule, shied away from openly discussing our collective history as it pertains to the Aboriginal people.
It is a very distressing history to contemplate, full of pain and heart ache. It is hard to reconcile justifiable pride in the undoubted achievement that is modern Australian democracy with the ugly truth about the harm done to Aboriginal people in the process of creating it.
Judith White alludes to the so-called History Wars of the 1990s, in which efforts to have the t...
Papuans hold simulations rallies in Java and Bali protesting illegal New York Agreement
Suara Papua August 15, 2018
Bastian Tebai, Semarang The Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) and the Indonesian Peoples Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) have called on all Papuan students through their city committees in Java and Bali to declare that the 1962 New York Agreement was illegal.
The AMP and FRI-WP said that the agreement, which was signed on August 15, 1962 and used as the basis for the 1968 "Act of Free Choice" (Pepera), was illegal because it did not involve a single representative from the Papuan people.
On Wednesday August 15, the AMP and FRI-WP commemorated the agreement in their respective cities.
Demonstrations were held by AMP committees in Makassar (South Sulawesi), Malang (East Java), Yogyakarta (Central Java), Jakarta and the satellite city of Tangerang, Semarang (Central Java), Surabaya (East Java) and Bandung (West Java). In Bali, Solo (Central Java) and Bogor (West Java), the AMP commemorated the agreement with public discussions.
The peaceful AMP demonstration in Yogyakarta today was blocked by police and reactionary mass organisations (ormas). Likewise during a peaceful demonstration in Surabaya the front gates to the Papuan Kamasan Dormitory was vandalised by an ormas and Surabaya police.
During the simulations protests today, the AMP called on the regime of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla, the Dutch government, the United States and the United Nations to, first, give the right to self-determination to the nation of Papua as a democratic solution that must be implemented.
Second, acknowledge and affirm that the New York Agreement was legally and morally invalid because it did not involve a single representative of the Papuan people.
Third, they called for the withdrawal of all organic and non-organic TNI (Indonesian military) and Polri (Indonesian police) from the land of Papua.
Forth, the demanded the closure of the Freeport gold-and-copper mine, the LNG Tangguh gas field operated by BP, the MNC Group LNG plant, the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate (MIFEE) in Merauke and other multi-national company projects in West Papua which continue to be the masterminds behind humanitarian crimes in the land of Papua.
Fifth, that the UN take responsibility for and be actively involved in a manner that is just and democratic, in a process of self-determination, the straightening out of history and resolving the human rights violations against the Papuan nation.
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