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Sunday, 19 August

20:52

Senator Keneally says something fishy about Turnbulls $444M grant to Barrier Reef Foundation "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

from the Australian Morning Mail

The Clintons and Turnbulls

One cant escape that the two families seem to like foundations, it has a cozy sound, one of philanthropy through the pure heart of a samaritaneven Mother Theresa like. Past Australian governments simply adored the Clinton Foundation to the tune of more than $400 million. Gillard is in there somewhere also. Perhaps foundation was the lure for Malcolm? The Great Barrier Reef Foundation sounds regaldont you think? The Clinton Foundation $400 million odd. The GBRF $444 millionnot too much and not too little. Gee, big Mal has a lot of good friendstoday. TomorrowI dunnow!

Malcolm Turnbulls office has confirmed that two of the directors of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation the recipient of a $444 million grant from his government awarded without tender may have been hosted at the Prime Ministers home by wife Lucy.

Source: News Corp

PM fends off Lucys links to $444m reef grant recipients

The Australian can reveal the head of the Great Barrier Reef Foundations philanthropy committee, Stephen Fitzgerald, a one-time head of Mr Turnbulls former investment bank Goldman Sachs, was on the board of the European Business Advisory Council at the same time as Mrs Turnbull.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with wife Lucy

Mr Fitzgerald...

20:13

Mobile and Home data plan - Cairns "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Hey guys n girls. I'm helping out one of my technologically challenged gfs. She is a FIFO worker like myself, is currently using a prepaid sim with little to no data on her sim. She doesn't have home internet, but has just built a house in an NBN only area.

She only plans to use the internet every other week to watch Netflix at home in Cairns, but plans to use her phone at work in the mine which requires the Telstra network (only decent infrastructure in Moranbah). She wants to be able to FB video call her family and friends while away at work, but wants to do so when home on wifi =)

Since her new house has been built, she's probably looking at an initial infrastructure setup fee (Optic to home etc). I have had a pretty lazy look online myself... But was hoping someone in the Cairns area could help me out with this? She doesn't need high speeds or anything, just a consistant connection. She needs a home and mobile bundle. She's no CSGO player =P

TYIA _^

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19:40

Parents selectively aborting children based on their gender We need to know the sex. If its a girl we are going to terminate it "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Sonographs often used to determine sex of baby so the girls can be killed

It is a moment burned into the memory of a veteran sonographer.

A number of years ago, the sonographer was asked by a couple at their scan around 12 weeks to tell them the gender of their developing baby.

They said something along the lines of We need to know the sex, because if its a girl we are going to terminate it, they said.

You have to deal with things like terminal cancer and miscarriages when youre working as a sonographer. But this occasion, it still sickens me to this day.

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Parents selectively aborting children based on their gender

New Australian research, revealed this month, has indicted that a group of parents could be aborting female babies because of a preference for sons. Its led to questions over whether it is necessary to provide parents with early information about the sex of their fetuses.

Already, many obstetricians and sonographers dont routinely provide gender information at the 12-week scan when people can still readily access abortion, largely because its not always accurate and there is rarely any medical purpose. Yet there is an unwillingness to follow in the path of China and India, where abortion of female foetuses is a well-identified problem, and there are bans on early gender reveals.

Advances in science and technology mean Australians are now able to find out the sex of their baby from as early as 10 weeks, via a blood test that also screens for chromosomal disorders such as Down syndrome. Others may find out their babys sex during an ultrasound around the 12-week mark.

While ultrasound providers have different protocols on whether they reveal the gender of the baby at the first scan, its the stance of the Australasian Sonographers Association that they should play no part in the debate around gender selection.

The associations chief executive, Jodie Long, said if the sonographer was confident in being able to identify the gender, then they would provide that information if asked.

What the parents do with information is not for the sonographer to determine, she said

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18:22

pink-eared duck at Lake near Gracemere, central Queensland reported by Andrew McDougall on 19-08-2018 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The dry is pushing birds east. I saw 1,200 pink-eared ducks fly in and land on an unnamed lake near Gracemere.

18:02

Please watch this video from Victoria Police. Someone must know who this man is. "IndyWatch Feed National"

This is Chloe and she has bravely shared her story in the hope that someone may recognise the offender who raped and assaulted her. We urge you to watch this and please share to bring Chloe justice. pic.twitter.com/nWSNkhRwSQ Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) August 18, 2018

17:30

Julie Bishop's video on the importance of funding other countries "IndyWatch Feed National"

Today on #WorldHumanitarianDay we recognise those on the front line of humanitarian efforts. This years theme is #NotATarget - Australia condemns those who target civilians and humanitarian workers in conflict pic.twitter.com/ki3Wm4D1CE Julie Bishop (@JulieBishopMP) August 19, 2018

17:24

Londons Met Police facial recognition trial proves to be a farce "IndyWatch Feed National"

THE METROPOLITAN POLICES controversial facial recognition trial has proved fruitless, with the force revealing it has resulted in no arrests.

The equipment was positioned on a prominent pedestrian bridge in a bid to identify criminals using autonomous technology.

Critics asked the Met not to use it and cited human rights laws, believing the use of facial recognition systems constituted an invasion of privacy. But the police went on using the system regardless.

However, it didnt prove to be a particularly useful crime-ghting tool, as Scotland Yard noted the system didnt contribute to a single arrest, although it remained tight-lipped on how many people were agged for questioning.

This deployment formed an important part of ongoing trials and a full review of its use will take place once they have been completed, explained Detective Superintendent Bernie Galopin.

It is important to note all the faces on the watch list used during the deployment were of people wanted by the Met and the courts for violence-related offences."

If the technology generated an alert to signal a match, police ocers on the ground reviewed the alert and carried out further checks to conrm the identity of the individual. All alerts against the watchlist will be deleted after 30 days and faces in the database that did not generate an alert were deleted immediately.

Scotland Yard said the Stratford operation would be overt, with police informing passers-by of the  cameras presence, both audibly and with leaets. But that would require busy Londoners to actually notice the signs.

Meanwhile privacy activists, including the advocacy group Liberty, have denounced the scheme, with some dubbing it staggeringly inaccurate.

Its not hard to see why activists are so vehemently opposed. In May, it was found that a shocking 98% of the Mets facial recognition technology was inaccurate. Not only would this serve to embroil innocent people in criminal cases, but it could lead police to prematurely relinquish dangerous suspects.

Even when the false positives are omitted from the system, the ethical dilemma endures.

Source: Computer Shopper, Issue 368.

16:14

Palau: China weaponizing tourism to push allies away from Taiwan "IndyWatch Feed National"

Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.

Late last year, China effectively banned tour groups to the idyllic tropical archipelago, branding it an illegal destination due to its lack of diplomatic status.

As China extends its influence across the Pacific, Palau is one of Taipeis 18 remaining allies worldwide and is under pressure to switch allegiances, officials and business people there say.

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There is an ongoing discussion about China weaponizing tourism, said Jeffrey Barabe, owner of Palau Central Hotel and Palau Carolines Resort in Koror. Some believe that the dollars were allowed to flow in and now they are pulling it back to try and get Palau to establish ties diplomatically.

In the commercial center of Koror, the Chinese pullback is obvious. Hotel blocks and restaurants stand empty, travel agencies are boarded and boats which take tourists to Palaus green, mushroom shaped Rock Islands are docked at the piers.

Prior to the ban, Chinese tourists accounted for about half the visitors to Palau. Of the 122,000 visitors in 2017, 55,000 were from China and 9,000 from Taiwan, official data showed.

Chinese investors had also gone on a buying frenzy, building hotels, opening businesses and securing large swathes of prime coastal real estate.

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The decline since the ban was announced has been so sharp, charter airline Palau Pacific Airways announced in July it would terminate flights to China, four hours away, from the end of this month.

The Chinese government was putting an effort to slow or stop tourists going to Palau, said the Taiwanese-controlled airline, which has experienced a 50 percent fall in bookings since the China restrictions began.

China has previously used its tourism clout as a diplomatic tool, last year halting tours to South Korea after Seoul installed a controversial U.S. missile defense system.

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15:08

Great Barrier Reef Politics "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australias environment has been in precarious hands since European settlement found its lengthy and persistent way to the continent.  It has been mined, mauled, drained, farmed, deforested and despoiled at a rate that was only restrained by the size of its small but rapacious populace.  When environmental matters have made an appearance, they have done so with a veil of political opportunism.  Few typify this more than Labors environment minister Senator Graham Richardsons efforts regarding the Tasmanian forests.  To win over the conservation-minded voter in marginal, city-based seats, it was good to go green at least for a bit.

The Great Barrier Reef has not been exempt from the political tussles of a troubled environmental conscience.  Its monumental size, and its status as an ecological wonder meant little in the late 1960s, when the appetite for development mattered most.  In 1967, it seemed to be facing imminent destruction, another casualty of a predatory mining industry keen for new conquests.  The state of Queensland had elected a National Party government hungry to exploit the environments wares.

As local tour operator Alistair Pike explained to the ABC, We had a fairly full-on development oriented government and mate, if they couldnt drill it, mine it, chop it down or whatever, they really didnt want to know about it.  It took characters such as that feted rat bag of an activist, rogue of action and Mission Beach artist John Bsst to bring angered but focused attention on threats to bulldoze Ellison Reef.  An impeccably connected person, he had the ear of Australian prime minister and fellow diver Harold Holt.  A cast of characters were duly mobilised: the CSIRO forester Len Webb, and president of the Queensland Wildlife Society Judith Wright became enthusiastic and un-phased recruits.

In the Australian environmental conscience, this gorgeously freakish wonder of ecology has been seen in isolation, its problems a local provenance and interest rather than a global phenomenon of ailing.  As the earth continues is warming push, earthbound, and very terrestrially unimaginative politicians have been attempting to treat the Reefs woes as separately resolvable from the broader challenges of climate change.

Little wonder, then, that a problem viewed in such limited terms could be duly remedied by donations without tender, lump sum payments without review.  Narrowly viewed problems tend to lead to narrowly devised solutions.  Such was the nature of the Turnbull governments $...

14:42

Turnbull "Everything I've done on energy, I've done to reduce prices, always have, every single thing...just you wait and see....nothing about reductions, or Paris "IndyWatch Feed National"

With apologies to Joe Hildebrand who hit the gibberer's nail on the head - more gibberish from the gibberer-in-chief - the lying, dissembling, disingenuous, conceited, unctuous, verbose bumpick who's temporarily Prime Minister. Blah di Blah di Blah - he's keeping more gas in Australia or something.

14:15

From our SASR mates - thanks for your service gentlemen "IndyWatch Feed National"

I have two SASR mates called Kevin - this is from one of them! You know who you are and thank you for your service men. "They are the best in the world" Well said Roger Hayden, US Seal Team Legend. Proud to have been trained, served and worked with...

13:22

Indonesian kindergarten, under auspices of Indo military march for "Jihad with the Messenger of Allah to increase the Faith" "IndyWatch Feed National"

I want to be clear up front. The Indonesian military command has apologised for this. But it happened and no one stopped it. The children had prepared for Merdeka - Indonesia's Independence Day, 18 August 2018. The 'uniforms' and props were already stored in the kindergarten. This is East Java,...

12:13

ABC poll >100,000 people on Anning speech - majority say nothing to apologise for "IndyWatch Feed National"

From Senator Fraser Anning today: ABC News and ABC Brisbane did recent polls with 65,000 and 38,400 people voting respectively. The overwhelming majority of people (60% and 75%) agreed that I have nothing to apologise for in my recent speech which called for an immigration plebiscite. I think the Canberra...

12:01

W&J leaders call on Qld Govt not to extinguish native title "IndyWatch Feed National"

MEDIA RELEASE 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 native title system, and fails to address their right as Indigenous people to free, prior and informed consent, which is at the heart of their action. Mr Adrian Burragubba, one of five applicants in the case, and W&J cultural leader says: We are calling on the Queensland Government to rule out extinguishing our native title in any part of our land. Once native title is gone, it is gone forever. 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. The Queensland Government has a clear choice here, and yesterdays ruling in no way forces them to proceed to extinguish our native title. Dont be fooled, it is up to the Government what happens next. Adani cant be trusted; how can they say they respect the rights, history, future intentions and requests of the traditional owners? We are Traditional Owners, we are the people from that land, and they have never respected our decisions, or our right to free prior informed consent, or our aspirations to care for our ancestral country. They split our people for their own ends and then try to claim they care. They should walk away in shame for all the damage they have done. Ms Linda Bobongie, another applicant and chairperson of the Traditional Owners Council, says: While we respect the decisions of the courts, we arent satisfied by this judgement and will work with our legal team to prepare an appeal to a higher court. We know the Queensland Government has no obligation to act on extinguishment for Adani. They should wait until all our appeals are exhausted. We held out hope for this legal avenue, but anticipated a conservative judgement within the Native Title system, and were prepared for the decision. Our Council has vowed to continue to defend our lands and waters from Adanis destruction. We call on Adani to immediately withdraw from this damaging project on our land. No administrative decisions that block our rights will stop us standing our ground to defend and protect Wangan a...

11:56

TCK LIVE: (PLANET X) WILL HAWAII, PHILIPPINES & AUSTRALIA SINK? "IndyWatch Feed National"

TCK LIVE (REPLAY, AUGUST 18TH) WILL HAWAII, PHILIPPINES & AUSTRALIA SINK? TCK LIVE (AUGUST 18TH, 2018) W/ DR. KEVIN BRYANT & TERRAL BLACKSTAR TOPICS INCLUDE: FAKE SISTER LUCIA FOLLOWUP PEDO CRISIS & MASONRY EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM GONE LOONY LATEST EARTH CHANGES NEW SAFE ZONES UPDATED WILL AUSTRALIA, HAWAII & ISLAND NATIONS SINK? WE ARE SEEING ANOMALIES []

11:16

The To the Stars Academy, and 'Ed's' metal sample "IndyWatch Feed National"

Background

On the 26 July 2018, the website of the To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science (TTSA) announced the commencement of their A.D.A.M. Project. This project was stated to be '...an Academic Research Program Focused on Exotic Materials for Technology Innovation.'

TTSA also announced that it had '...established a contract with EarthTech International Inc....to evaluate the properties of the available materials.'

Introduction


'Ed's' material

Also on 15 August 2018, on the TTSA Facebook page, a user named John Solo Giamundo  had shared a link to the TTSA ADAM Project's 3 minute video. There was a single comment underneath from  a Kain Baker. Baker posted a link to a page from the Internet Wayback machine. This was originally on the website of the Avalon Foundation. 

The Avalon Foundation site carried a report titled 'Two cases of Unusual Sky-fall Aluminum Metal From Ohio' authored by N A Reiter and Patricia Mason, dated 24 June 2008. One of the two metal samples from Ohio had been found by an individual named "Ed.' It is reasonable to conclude that this is the same Ed that the TTSA collected their sample from in June 2018 as shown on the TTSA video.

'Ed's' story and an analysis

From this 2008 paper:

'The Tiffin, Ohio case - 2003

In March of 2003, Nick Reiter received a phone call from his father Bruce Reiter concerning an interesting bit of news from his old rural neighbourhood, north of Tiffin,Ohio. His father related to Nick that his nearest neighbour 'Ed' - had found a mysterious piece of metal in his side yard, while raking up the last fall's leaves and twigs.

The object had been obscured over the winter by two heavy snowfalls and numerous lesser ones. Ed had no explanation for the irregula...

10:57

It's not that hard @billshortenmp "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thanks to reader RG for doing what Shorten wouldn't. Lest We Forget.

10:10

Here Comes the Avalanche, Part 1: Bodies of the Beaumont Children "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Beaumont children

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

Being a crime reporter is not my job, but in the last month three separate people in South Australia came to me asking me to tell their stories. I am now going to act as reporter for one of them, Rachel McIntyre.

I also wish to announce that the avalanche is now happening. The silly little cabal overplayed its hand bigtime and the world of its members is crashing down on them. They believed it was suffici...

09:47

Brown Songlark at Korman Road, Dohles Rocks reported by Andy Jensen on 19-08-2018 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Two male Brown Songlarks at Korman Road Dohles Rocks this morning on the claypan. Terrible record shot attached before my camera battery died. Also a fly through Pallid Cuckoo. A few drier country birds around Brisbane at the moment. Hopefully going to be a good spring...

09:23

FixedIt: Amazing hubby is not how you describe a man charged with murdering his family "IndyWatch Feed National"

BBC World took the hes such a good guy narrative to the next level yesterday by describing Chris Watts as an amazing hubby in the headline of a story about him being charged with murdering his pregnant wife Shannen and two daughters Bella, four, and Celeste, three.

The headline was changed after an instant twitter backlash, but nothing is ever gone from the internet. Changing a headline because your readers react with disgust is a step in the right direction, but you still have to wonder about the process that led to someone writing the headline, subbing it, editing it and posting it on twitter when no one in that process either noticed or mentioned that maybe this was not an accurate description of a man charged with murdering his wife and two children.

The amazing hubby quote came from Shanenn Watts social media posts about her husband. Maybe if you wanted to put the best possible interpretation on the original headline, you might wonder if the BBC was attempting to show that men who appear to be loving husbands and good guys can still wind up on a murder charge. But the Good Guy narrative is far too common, its almost embedded into media reporting on men who kill their families although, of course, it never almost applies to men of colour or to men who kill women they dont know.

In 2012, then Australian Press Council Chair David Weisbrot spoke about the Good Guy reporting on men who kill their partners and children:

Its pretty irrelevant to the story, and you would never include information like that in a story about an alleged armed robber, or an alleged terrorist. Yet there is that tradition in a lot of family violence coverage.

It will be up to the court to determine Watts guilt or innocence but in the meantime journalists should be past the point where they need to create a sympathetic portrait of him on the day he was charged with murder.

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03:17

FIRE-EARTH Report: Thailand, PNG, NZ, Indonesia, Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

CJ IGE OCT TML FIRE-EARTH Report 081802 Countries in Focus: Thailand, PNG, NZ, Indonesia, Australia Report 081802 prepared by FIRE-EARTH Science and affiliated scientists. Details available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. All Groups Latest FIRE-EARTH DIRECTIVES, ALERTS, FORECASTS, BULLETINS and MESSAGES available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. . . . . . .

02:28

Second expat vice-chancellor goes as PNG universities turn nasty "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Professor John Warren
Prof John Warren - forced to leave PNG as threats & lawlessness descend on universities targeting senior expatriate administrators

KEITH JACKSON

BARCELONA A letter from the former vice-chancellor of Papua New Guinea's University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE) in Rabaul has said senior staff urged him to leave PNG for his own safety after a scurrilous attempt had been made to level trumped up criminal charges against him.

A member of UNRE staff has provided PNG Attitude with a letter to the universitys council which explains to its members exactly why Professor John Warren left hurriedly and without formal ceremony this month, the experience of former University of Technology vice-chancellor Dr Albert Schram fresh in his mind.

Earlier this year, there were attempts to detain Dr Schram in PNG as an act of vengeance following his identification of corrupt practices at Unitech. Dr Schram was later able to leave the country when he realised a conspiracy against him was beginning to take shape and was able to regain his passport and return to Italy.

In his letter to the university council, Prof Warren says he hopes it will clarify the circumstances surrounding the events that led to his sudden departure which occurred after the UNRE chancellor Kenneth Sumbuk accused him of spreading rumours that he (Sumbuk) wanted to take over the university.

00:22

Hey all ya's. Moved from Brissy, never lived her before - looking for some work and some mates "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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

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00:22

I step on your cross: Muslim leader in Australia says his group not required to comply with Australian laws "IndyWatch Feed National"

Mustapha Kara-Ali is basing his claim to be above Australian law on Australian law: The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Act 2012 stipulates that when it is carrying out religious activities that are related to the practice, study, teaching or propagation of its religious beliefs, or other activities ancillary to them Diwan Al []

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Saturday, 18 August

23:56

ESP Test Zener Cards "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

ESP test Zener cards online. Zener cards are a set of 25 cards with five basic symbols repeated five times a circle, a star, a square...

The post ESP Test Zener Cards appeared first on Thrive On News Spiritual Magazine.

23:14

Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom & truth in the Pacific "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Dan McGarry Vanuatu Daily Post
Dan McGarry of the Vanuatu Daily Post - while News Corp cravenly backed down, McGarry stared Nauru's would-be dictators in the face. That's journalism

LEE DUFFIELD | Pacific Media Centre

When host country Nauru banned pool broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, from the Pacific Islands summit set for next month, the act was condemned widely as an attack on freedom of the media. Lee Duffield recently paid a visit to Dan McGarry, media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post, who took a lead in declaring his outlet would no longer attend.

AUCKLAND -The Vanuatu-based journalist who pulled the plug on the Nauru government for interfering with media freedom was having a typical full day at the office and elsewhere around Port Vila.

Time was being taken up by the major event for his newspapers market, of a Chinese goodwill ship in port giving out free health care to thousands of citizens and a revival of trouble over the earthquake on Ambae Island.

He had joined prime minister Charlot Salwai on board the hospital ship, Peace Ark, together with Chinese rear-admiral Guan Bailin, recognising the visit as both a community happening and another part of Chinas highly active influence-building.

On Ambae, where thousands have had to be evacuated since the earthquake and volcanic eruption a year ago, talk of a need for fresh evacuations was being matched with criticism of government relief efforts by the Opposition.

Dan McGarry characterised this as a day in the life of a Pacific Islands journalist, something like the experience of a country journalist in Australia, where the audience, contacts, critics and personal friends are the same people.

Life is tough enough for many people in the small island states or big ocean states, as some like to say with limited development and economic opportunity.

Add in the deeds of political leaders across the region partial to power without much responsibility, standing on their dignity, adverse to free circulation of i...

23:01

Australian anti-war journalist banned from Twitter for anti-McCain tweet "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian anti-war journalist Caitlin Johnstone was suspended from Twitter for several hours after a tweet blasting Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) as a warmonger and suggested that his death would make the world a better place. Johnstone, a self-described "bogan socialist" and critic of imperialism, had over 33,000 followers on Twitter when she got banned - apparently over a post criticizing McCain earlier this week. Being both vocally anti-Russian and a critic of President Donald Trump, McCain is a figure popular with both the NeverTrump conservatives and #Resistance liberals. The hawkish Republican has battled brain cancer for over a year. Johnstone's tweet said that McCain "devoted his entire political career to slaughtering as many human beings as possible at every opportunity." She then added that "the world will be improved when he finally dies." Comment: McCain is a warmongering psychopath and certainly won't be missed when he departs this planet for good.

22:28

Journalist Shane Dowling to be sentenced to possible jail for criticizing a judge and Registrar Christopher Bradford "IndyWatch Feed National"

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 []

21:57

Cracking down on Corruption gets Bougainville Referendum ready "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

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 C...

21:49

Now is the time to pull out all stops preventing the removal of Turnbull "IndyWatch Feed National"

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

21:34

Reader: Nation Governments Must Start Offering Feeling Products, Passport Citizenship "IndyWatch Feed National"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Asian Insider

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...

19:53

[Academic Survey] Australians' Attitudes towards Migration & Citizenship "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R9FLBJR

submitted by /u/JiangsResearch
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19:20

My long journey to the land of the sunrise "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Alphonse Huvi
Alphonse Huvi

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.

Tring! Tring!

Hello Miss Huvi, I am the principal of Devare High School, said Mr David, the th...

18:28

Australian Cinema-on-Demand Distributor Launching Cryptocurrency To Reward Film Enthusiasts "IndyWatch Feed National"

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

The post Australian Cinema-on-Demand Distributor Launching Cryptocurrency To Reward Film Enthusiasts appeared first on CCN

18:25

My letter to Bill Shorten about his political party's logo on Vietnam War commemorations "IndyWatch Feed National"

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...

18:09

Australian parliamentarian calls for plebiscite on immigration levels "IndyWatch Feed National"

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?"

Title

Plebiscite (Future Migration Level) Bill 2018

[Source of original document is http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fs1138_ems_1c67dd91-e787-4a21-90ce-1726d0200315%22]

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

(Circulated

by authority of Senator Hanson)

                                 ....

17:56

Disgracebook: Work With Us or Die "IndyWatch Feed National"

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.

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...

17:03

Child abuse, Roman Catholic ecclesiastical law not working "IndyWatch Feed National"

Pope Francis I and child abuse survivor Peter Saunders when he joined papal commission in 2014

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.

Soon, the powerful cardinal George Pell will also have to stand trial in Melbourne. Recently, the Australian was the number three man in the Vatican, and he seemed untouchable.

Many Chilean clergy are accused of absuse and the covering....

17:01

PERTH Smart St Mall attacker has anger issues, court told "IndyWatch Feed National"

snip .

Smart St Mall attacker has anger issues, court told .

August 17, 2018 at 05:30PM .

who has not yet entered pleas to two charges of intent to do grievous bodily harm, will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court for a committal mention,

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17:01

PERTH Man charged with additional historical child sexual offences, WA "IndyWatch Feed National"

snip .

Man charged with additional historical child sexual offences, WA .

August 17, 2018 at 01:45PM .

He is next due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today, 17 August 2018. The investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone with any

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PERTH Charges re Seville Grove incident, WA "IndyWatch Feed National"

snip .

Charges re Seville Grove incident, WA .

August 17, 2018 at 07:54PM .

He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday 18 August 2018. The passenger in the vehicle, an 18 year old

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16:36

W&J leaders call on Qld Govt not to extinguish native title "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MEDIA RELEASE

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...

16:31

15:43

Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Destructive Lifestyles "IndyWatch Feed National"

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...

15:17

APRadio latest podcast "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Australian Patriot Radio
APRadio podcast logoHarry 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.

Podcast link: http://www.australianpatriotradio.com/podcasts/apradio-podcast-18-august-2018/

 

15:13

Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang VH-KXM Back at Rockhampton Airport "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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 posted below.

VH-KXM at Rockhampton Airport on a previous visit  (File photo)

After spending the night, VH-KXM was noted departing Rockhampton Airport for the Toowoomba-West Wellcamp Airport before it flew back to the Sunshine Coast.  It then flew North to Cairns and Vanrook Station before returning to Cairns.

And just to complete the 'deja-vu' of our BLog post below, LifeFlight (Aeromed) LearJet 45 bizjet VH-VVI "Ambulance 451" was back in CQ once again this week, completing yet another medical evacuation flight out of Mackay Airport.  Early on Friday 17 August, it flew down from Townsville and then departed to Brisbane.

Finally, on Thursday 16 August, the locally-based Embraer EMB-550 Legacy 500 bizjet N142GZ was noted departing Mackay Airport for Brisbane.

Photo taken by IAD  

15:06

That'd do me for attempted murder "IndyWatch Feed National"

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

13:17

Alex Jones warns of false flag terrorism attack to take down Infowars and Trump "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

 

by Brent Melville

https://www.newswars.com/
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.

US independent news commentator Alex Jones has been taken off the air for exposing the corruption of the Democrats and George Soros

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...

12:40

Muslim land development scammers claim they are exempt from Australian law "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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

from ABC

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...

11:52

Could you solve Chairman Mal's million dollar ideas boom challenges?????? "IndyWatch Feed National"

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...

11:24

A Pair of RAAF British Aerospace (BAe) Hawk 127 Jets Heard Flying Around Fraser Coast "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

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)

While it appears that the Hawks were at no stage able to be photographed, after being heard in the Maryborough area, they flew South via Fraser Island and exited the area.

Both Hawks were heard to be using the radio callsign of "Bobcat".

Photo taken by Scott Harris 

11:09

MACKAY Drugs, firearm, cash and snake found by raids in Mackay "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY August 18, 2018 at 08:52AM ,

Drugs, firearm, cash and snake found by raids in Mackay

August 18, 2018 at 08:52AM ,

ELEVEN people will face the Mackay Magistrates court after a slew of drug related charges were made in Mackay this week. Police working with the

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11:09

MACKAY Man, 81, crashes car after bowls club drinking session "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY August 15, 2018 at 08:07AM ,

Man, 81, crashes car after bowls club drinking session

August 15, 2018 at 08:07AM ,

Luigi Berardi, of West Mackay, pleaded guilty to drink driving in Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday. The court heard he was driving home last month

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MACKAY Mackay police officer faces court "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY August 15, 2018 at 06:03AM ,

Mackay police officer faces court

August 15, 2018 at 06:03AM ,

A MACKAY police officer accused of accessing the police computer system data to provide information to others faced Mackay Magistrates Court

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MACKAY Worker steals nearly $20K from Mackay business "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY August 18, 2018 at 05:52AM ,

Worker steals nearly $20K from Mackay business

August 18, 2018 at 05:52AM ,

Lirije Citaku, 37, spent around $120,000 through what the Mackay Magistrates Court was told was her gambling addiction, pouring her hard earned

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MACKAY Drug Enforcement, Mackay "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY August 17, 2018 at 04:22PM ,

Drug Enforcement, Mackay

August 17, 2018 at 04:22PM ,

She was remanded in custody to re-appear on September 6 in the Mackay Magistrates Court. A 24-year-old man from Mackay was arrested and

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10:51

The mountain of debt Malcolm Turnbull will leave us "IndyWatch Feed National"

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...

10:04

Institutions Should Include Alluvial Mining Training, Says Basil "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

alluvial miners at work

Alluvial miners at work on Bougainville

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 sector.

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 Lae.

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...

09:16

How Gold Mining Companies Stifle Opposition in Peru "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Police line up during a massive protest against the extractive economic model in Lima, 2015 (Photo by Michael Wilson Becerril)

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...

09:02

BlackBerry another dodgy corporation defrauding customers and shareholders "IndyWatch Feed National"


When you mention the BlackBerry brand name to people apart from a common response of "are they still around?", it could conjure up thoughts of secure communications of yesteryear.

After all the POTUS (President Of The United States), Barack Obama had one, so it's got to be secure right?


EVEN in the colony called Australia, MPs were issued BlackBerrys where the phones were work-centric with security policies in action.

This had the unfortunate effect of hindering the politicians from playing games and social media distractions during business hours of course, where Apple and Google based operating system phones were installed in order to support the 'needs' of the politicians, to the dismay of the IT support crowd who actually knew a thing or two about security.

Once upon a time RIM (Research In Motion) founded by a Greek engineer Michael Lazaridis,  later becoming BlackBerry was king of the mobile telecommunications world due to new technology enabling email to its mobile devices via proprietary communications which were even operational during a mobile network blackout which proved invaluable to its users during certain scenarios. 

Let's just forget the 4 day global BlackBerry outage where RIM lost $54 million, oops!

...

08:08

Mine LOs Upset Over Change In Meeting Venue "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

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....

07:52

How's that Ideas Boom panning out Mr Chairman? "IndyWatch Feed National"

EXHIBIT ONE pic.twitter.com/TmICRUV9uo Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2018 EXHIBIT TWO

07:13

Earliest known original colour film of London - taken in 1924 "IndyWatch Feed National"

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

06:49

Brian Houston head pastor of Hillsong Global Church should be charged with pedophile protection crimes "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Please listen to Johnny Cash singing Gods gonna cut you down.

 

Brian: waiting to be charged for pedophile protection crimes.

Pastor Brian Houston Head Pastor of Hillsong mega-church: waiting to be charged for pedophile protection crimes recommended by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

 

05:52

Priests using childrens faith to abuse them "IndyWatch Feed National"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Victim of priest abuse: Church teaches morality but has none

15 August 2018

Shaun Dougherty talks to CNNs New Day about being sexually abused by a parish priest who was also a teacher at his school, saying the church has a morality problem.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Friday, August 17, 2018

Predator priests abused more than 1,000 children in Pennsylvania

PREDATOR priests weaponised victims faith to groom, abuse and rape more than a thousand children over decades in the US state of Pennsylvania, a grand jury investigation has found.

An 884-page report detailed horrors including a priest who tied up a victim with rope in the praying position and then sexually assaulted him with a seven-inch crucifix.

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...

02:13

Why I Believe This Situation With My Dogs Is a Set Up "IndyWatch Feed National"

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.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/investigations/readers-watchdog/2015/02/13/readers-watchdog-avoca-fichter/23389525/

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...

01:31

Landmark Monsanto payout over possible Roundup cancer link divides Australian farmers "IndyWatch Feed National"

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 []

The post Landmark Monsanto payout over possible Roundup cancer link divides Australian farmers appeared first on Health Nut News.

00:49

No one is above the lawexcept Gari Baki! "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

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!

Friday, 17 August

23:47

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

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.

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23:46

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

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.

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23:45

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

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.
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23:44

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

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.
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23:43

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

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.

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23:41

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

170818CRACKING DOWN ON CORRUPTION GETS BOUGAINVILLE REFERENDUM READY
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...

23:23

#TimeToBackHome Flash-mob: Syria is Waiting for Its Citizens to Come Back "IndyWatch Feed National"

Recently, Syrian activists have launched an incredible campaign, called #TimeToBackHome. Users, among them popular bloggers, local politicians, analysts, and experts, are posting the image tagged #TimeToBackHome on their social media accounts. Those first who supported #TimeToBackHome flash-mob were an independent Australian political economist and writer, internationalist and academic, member of Hands Off Syria, Tim Anderson, []

22:53

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22:52

Walk away from the problem: How to ruin not run a country "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Kela
Beautiful Kela village on Salamaua Bay before the unnecessary troubles that saw it burned to the ground

ALBERT SCHRAM

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.

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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.

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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...

22:48

Police in Ternate violently break up protest commemorating New York Agreement "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

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...

21:22

Staggering decline in resource sector revenue hits development "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Mine-papua-new-guineaGLENN BANKS & MARTYN NAMORONG | PNG Post-Courier | Asia Pacific Report

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...

21:16

JD.com Rolls Out Blockchain Platform With Its First App "IndyWatch Feed National"

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.

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