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Saturday, 20 January

02:47

What is Lorem Ipsum? Test 1 No sidebar "IndyWatch Feed National"

What is Lorem Ipsum? Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industrys standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it []

The post What is Lorem Ipsum? Test 1 No sidebar appeared first on The Global Mail.

Digital pill offers chance of new life to old drugs "IndyWatch Feed National"

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The post Digital pill offers chance of new life to old drugs appeared first on The Global Mail.

The Scuba Diving Flies of Californias Mono Lake "IndyWatch Feed National"

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The post The Scuba Diving Flies of Californias Mono Lake appeared first on The Global Mail.

OnePlus 5T narrowly beats iPhone X in speed "IndyWatch Feed National"

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The post OnePlus 5T narrowly beats iPhone X in speed appeared first on The Global Mail.

Surface Book 2 cant stay charged during gaming sessions "IndyWatch Feed National"

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The post Surface Book 2 cant stay charged during gaming sessions appeared first on The Global Mail.

The outrage over Apples HomePod delay is over the top "IndyWatch Feed National"

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The post The outrage over Apples HomePod delay is over the top appeared first on The Global Mail.

Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup "IndyWatch Feed National"

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The post Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup appeared first on The Global Mail.

Meg Whitman to Step Down as Hewlett Packard CEO "IndyWatch Feed National"

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The post Meg Whitman to Step Down as Hewlett Packard CEO appeared first on The Global Mail.

Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores "IndyWatch Feed National"

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The post Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores appeared first on The Global Mail.

Why Your Excuses for Not Getting a Flu Shot Stink "IndyWatch Feed National"

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The post Why Your Excuses for Not Getting a Flu Shot Stink appeared first on The Global Mail.

Ein Polizist in Rheinland-Pfalz hat wegen eines Knllchens ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ein Polizist in Rheinland-Pfalz hat wegen eines Knllchens ber 20 seinen Job verloren. Er hat das Verwarngeld von dem Autofahrer direkt vor Ort kassiert, eine falsche Quittung ausgestellt, und die Kohle eingesteckt.

Das Verwaltungsgericht attestiert dem Mann ein hohes Ma an Pflichtvergessenheit. Zwar sei der finanzielle Schaden gering, doch die Integritt und Vertrauenswrdigkeit des gesamten ffentlichen Dienstes werde durch solche Aktionen nachhaltig geschdigt. Hinzu kam noch, dass der Beamte schon frher negativ aufgefallen war. Unter anderem hatte er unberechtigt Daten aus den Polizeidatenbanken abgerufen.
Bei allem rger ber sich gegenseitig deckende Prgelcops: Auch den Fall gibt es, dass jemand im Dienst fr sein Vergehen bestraft wird.

The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 10 - 16, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between January 10 - 16, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 8 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kadovar, Papua New Guinea | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Nevados de Chillan, Chile | San...... Read more

01:33

Global rise in digital scam cases "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

WITH digital scam on the rise globally, bank customers have been advised to be very careful and diligent when using digital channels.

A spokesperson from the ANZ Bank said phishing, online scams and other cyber crime was a growing problem internationally.

He said it was a problem for everyone and required a collective effort by governments, law enforcement, banks and customers to fight cyber crime.

The bank has advised customers to do their part by protecting their personal information and confirmed that they had a range of education campaigns in progress to remind customers how they can do this.

The spokesperson said some of the other precautionary measures that bank customers could take included:

* Do not share your internet banking user names and passwords, credit and debit card PINs

* Regularly change your Internet banking password, card PINs

* Protect access to your computer and mobile devices

* Don't open emails from senders you don't recognise

* Contact your bank immediately if you see anything in your bank statement you haven't authorised.  ..Read more on PNG eHow..

.Fiji Times

01:24

Solomon Islands Police thank Australia for help "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) commends the Government of Australia and other development partners for their assistance towards the work of the Force in addressing gender based violence in Solomon Islands.

We have our challenges in the implementation of the Family Protection Act since it became effective in 2016 but the assistance from the Government of Australia through the former Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and the new bilateral Solomon Islands Police Development Program (SIPDP) and the cooperation from other stakeholders including non-government organisation has enabled the RSIPF to bring to the forefront the impact of family violence on our communities, says Supervising Commissioner of Police, Juanita Matanga.

Ms Matanga was speaking during a meeting held at the Rove Police Headquarters today 17 January with seven Australian Parliamentarians who are currently in Solomon Islands on a visit to Australian-funded projects.

The visit is being organised by Save the Children Australia (SCA) under the Australian Aid and Parliament Project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which aims to expose Australian parliamentarians to Australian aid programs.  The group visiting Solomon Islands includes Trevor Evans MP (Liberal), Chris Crewther MP (Liberal), Susan Lamb MP (Labor), Senator Murray Watt (Labor), Milton Dick MP (Labor), Julian Hill MP (Labor) and Senator Derryn Hinch (Justice Party), as well as Australian Council for International Development President Susan Pascoe, News Limited journalist Annika Smethurst and three people from SCA.

Some of the challenges facing the RSIPF includes the remoteness of the islands which means many times a  boat is the only mode of transport to respond to any gender based violence  incident, says Supervising Assistant Commissioner, National Capital, Patricia Leta who also spoke at the meeting with the Australian MPs.

ACP, Leta adds: Other challenges include limited human resources and other resources within the RSIPF and the lack of communication to the communities.

Despite these challenges, we are so fortunate that the communities and other stakeholders are greatly supporting us to ensure that gender based violence victims receive proper service required from the community level to the police station, says ACP Leta.

During the meeting with the Australian MPs, the Commander of the Solomon Islands Pol...

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Friday, 19 January

23:29

India Enters Australia Group, Inches Closer to Joining Nuclear Suppliers Group "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Ministry of External Affairs hopes Indias credentials are taken into account as and when a decision is taken (on NSG application).

Indias application to the NSG has been pending largely due to opposition from China. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: India on Friday joined the Australia Group which aims to stop the development and acquisition of chemical and biological weapons, a move that may take the country an inch closer to joining the Nuclear Suppliers group (NSG).

This is the third multilateral export control group after the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and Wassenaar Arrangement that India has become a member of.

In a press release, the 42-member Australia Group said there had been very strong support for Indias membership at its plenary meeting in June 2017. Following that, consensus was reached intersessionally to admit India to the club. India then reaffirmed its intention to join the Group, said the announcement.

The Ministry of External Affairs said that the series of the multilateral export control groups that India has joined helps in establishing our credentials for joining the NSG. India joined the MTCR in June 2016, followed by the...

23:23

Prayer and Meditation for Saturday, January 20, 2018 They said of Jesus, He is out of his mind.  If not, why is he seen happily in the company of sinners, tax collectors, prostitutes, lepers and outcasts? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Saturday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 316

Image may contain: 6 people, people sitting and indoor

Reading 1  2 SM 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27

David returned from his defeat of the Amalekites
and spent two days in Ziklag.
On the third day a man came from Sauls camp,
with his clothes torn and dirt on his head.
Going to David, he fell to the ground in homage.
David asked him, Where do you come from?
He replied, I have escaped from the camp of the children of Israel.
Tell me what happened, David bade him.
He answered that many of the soldiers had fled the battle
and that many of them had fallen and were dead,
among them Saul and his son Jonathan.David seized his garments and rent them,
and all the men who were with him did likewise.
They mourned and wept and fasted until evening
for Saul and his son Jonathan,
and for the soldiers of the LORD of the clans of Israel,
because they had fallen by the sword.

Alas! the glory of Israel, Saul,
slain upon your heights;
how can the warriors have fallen!

Saul and Jonathan, beloved and cherished,
separated neither in life nor in death,
swifter than eagles, stronger than lions!
Women of Israel, weep over Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet and in finery,
who decked your attire with ornaments of gold.

How can the warriors have fallen
in the thick of the battle,
slain upon your heights!

I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother!
most dear have you been to me;
more precious have I held love for you than love for women.

How can the warriors have fallen,
the weapons of war have perished!

...

23:06

No, Washington Post, Socrates Was Not A Social Justice Warrior "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Washington Post recently published an article headlined: Why social justice warriors are the true defenders of free speech and open debate. Written by Matthew Sears of the University of New Brunswick, the piece is an academic fantasy. Sears might as well have opened his article by declaring: Let us begin by setting aside all the facts.

Even if the clickbait headline, which the author likely did not write himself, is set aside, the article is ridiculous. It attempts to graft a bland discussion of Socrates, philosophical history, and educational theory onto a defiant vindication of social justice warriors as the real truth-seekers and defenders of intellectual inquiry. Sears claims social justice warriors are the true heirs to the Socratic method of dialectic, a form of debate in which new ideas can emerge only after the very best ideas of the very best thinkers have been considered and taken seriously.

But campus enforcers of political correctness do not seek out the best arguments of those they disagree with. They do not engage in respectful, informed debate. Rather, they shut it down. They scream, blockade, threaten, and assault to stop speech they disagree with. Left-wing academics systematically discriminate against conservatives (especially Christians) and even stage hysterical witch-hunts against each other to suppress perceived heresies. Social justice warriors are not the heirs of Socrates; they are precisely the sort of people who had Socrates sentenced to death.

Have You Ever Met a Social Justice Warrior?

Sears presents a fanciful vision of social justice as inspiring a superior approach to intellectual inquiry. However, his writing about respectful, informed debate condemns, rather than vindicating, actual campus social justice warriors. Their very name gives them away. They have labeled themselves warriors rather than debaters or dialoguers or respectful interlocutors in a shared effort at moral and philosophical inquiry. None of Sears high-minded piffle bears any relation to how social justice advocates actually behave in the classroom and the academic community.

Sears mentions incidents like left-wing mobs takeover of Evergreen State College, but never disavows them. If Sears wishes to defend social justice as actually practiced on college campuses, he should do so forthrightly and honestly. If he wishes to claim that violent campus mobs and vindictive academic witch-hunters are not real social justice warriors, he should explain how they have deviated from the true gospel of social justice.

...

20:05

Callum Clayton-Dixon: Our history of resistance involves revitalising our traditional languages "IndyWatch Feed National"

Gabi Briggs and Callum Clayton-Dixon at the Anaiwan Language Hub. Photo: Madeline Link/Armidale Express. Gabi Briggs and Callum Clayton-Dixon at the Anaiwan Language Hub. Photo: Madeline Link/Armidale Express. Share this Post This year marks the bicentennial of John Oxleys 1818 reconnaissance mission to the so-called New England Tableland in New South Wales, which lay the foundation for two hundred years ...

19:01

Strange Anomalies on Sunshine Coast "IndyWatch Feed National"




What makes this unusual is that they are effectively spaced apart and not a group but obviously still are.

It could be a section of soldiers wearing  gravity belts and camouflaged to look like a bit of cloud.  It is an obvious application once you have the gravity belts.  It certainly is no natural phenomena and the cotton like camouflage  is about right for this as human operated platform.

This naturally extends our expectations regarding the USSS and its operational capabilities.

Recall that this entire program is dependent on one discovery and that is gravity manipulation.  Original lab work around 1955 and we also confirmed it all in our own lab work.  In short I know it exists and why from a theoretical viewpoint.  When we discovered it, it was obviously too easy and I checked the literature to locate 1955.


Strange Anomalies on Sunshine Coast

http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2018/01/daily-2-cents-eyewitness-reports-of.html

I recently received the following account:


I'm sorry but I will have to guess the year as around 2010. I had been living in Australia since 2007 and had moved back to the Sunshine Coast after a year in Northern Queensland.

My mother had come out to visit from....

19:00

The Shortest of Straws "IndyWatch Feed National"

A Letter to the Editor from Ali WILKINS of Scarborough, expressing an interesting perspective on SBCs masterful lending of 9M to Benchmark against the gilt-edged security of land it already owns.

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Dear Editor,

Recently on Tripadvisor Alpamare Scarborough rated 17th in the top attractions in our town. The Cliff Lift, St. Marys Church and the Italian Gardens scored higher than our World Class Waterpark.

If only those few with power in our Council had taken heed of the objections submitted to the Benchmark planning application 2012 11/01844/FL including the Urban Space Group who in conclusion said:

The layout, design and ambition of this proposal is not of a sufficient standard for this potentially wonderful part of Scarborough

And the Scarborough and District Civic Society who stated:

We wish to register our disappointment at the quality of this proposal. we support the opinion expressed by the Urban Space Group that, if this application is approved, it is a lost opportunity to create a spectacular development. This is a typical commercial developers answer to maximising the profit on the site with little or no thought for the unique quality of the sites For all these reasons the Civic Society objects strongly to this proposal

If they had taken note and not blindly agreed to this developers plans we would more likely have a waterpark to be proud of. Instead of an overpriced eyesore blotting the landscape, a blot which we now have the dubious pleasure of owning, according to a delighted Cllr. Mallory at the last Full Council Meeting. And furthermore, should Benchmark default on the unsecured 9m loan, we were assured that we could take it back which we own anyway! Lloyds lent Benchmark 5m against the waterpark so why didnt the Council secure the loan of 9m?

Apply this to the Councils hell bent destruction of the Futurist Theatre, despite thousands of people objecting to its demise; despite the Authorities/Trusts who wrote supporting its restoration to a year-round attraction and looking at what Flamingo Land have planned for it I dont think I am alone in this feeling of dja vu.

I just get the feeling that we residents have drawn the shortest of straws.

Regards,

Ali Wilkins.

Ali WILKINS, Scarborough. Scarborough. 19th January, 2018.

18:52

(Video) The Quantum Shift -- Dr. Sam Mugzzi, Kent Dunn, and Drake Bailey "IndyWatch Feed National"



Published on Jan 18, 2018

Enjoy updates and current affairs with us. WE are exploring alternatives to problems and looking at the help being provided by the galactics.

We have differences to the way we interpret the situations around us. This is helpful due to gaining perspectives or looking at another way to see our world.

Have fun and please get involved with your own knowledge building. Research and then sleep on it. Don't be surprise if you get your own guidance and answers to what has been taking place and where we are going. WE are all tapped in so use your gifts wisely.

18:46

Its The Poverty, Stupid! Turnbulls Record Uni Drop Out Rate Is All About The Numbers, Says Hanson-Young "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Turnbull Governments slashing of the higher education budget will impact disproportionately on poorer students, writes Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.

This year, 10,000 high school graduates could be denied a place at university, thanks to the Turnbull Governments budget cuts.

Malcolm Turnbull points to our swollen drop-out rate as proof that universities are enrolling too many students, prioritising revenue over results.

Its how hes justifying his $2.2 billion cuts to universities, which the Grattan Institute has called the effective end of the demand-driven system of education.

The term demand-driven system sounds wonky, but its basically the idea that the amount of places for undergraduate students shouldnt be capped. Its underpinned by the belief that entry to university should be determined by your marks, not your bank balance.

And so, without a vote from the parliament, and without a mandate from the public, federal Minister for Education Simon Birmingham and Malcolm Turnbull are tearing up the greatest reform in the last generation of higher education policy.

Federal Minister for Education, Simon Birmingham.Federal Minister for Education, Simon Birmingham.

Its true that students are dropping out in record numbers. But Malcolm Turnbull is wrong as to why. Its not because universities are taking in too many people its because too many people cant afford to go.

The statistics on this are clear: the poorer you are, the more likely you are to drop out. If you work part-time, youre more likely to drop out. If youre poor, youre more likely to drop out. If youre both from a poor family and youre working to support your studies, your drop-out rate is a staggering 54 per cent.

In other words, if you meet a student from a disadvantaged background whos working part-time to cover the cost of study, bet against them.

Its no secret why this is happening. If your parents are rich, they can afford to cover your living costs while youre studying. They can cover your bills and your rent. Youre left to focus on being a student.

If your parents arent as well-off, youre on your own. You dont get to go to as many classes, because youre on the bus to work. You dont get to spend as much time preparing for exams, because nobodys available to cover your shift.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. (IMAGE: Veni, Flickr)....

18:24

Mel Gibson: Hollywood Elites Kill Innocent Children & Drink Their Blood "IndyWatch Feed National"

Movie star blows the whistle on entertainment industry pedophile ring
In a shocking expos, movie star Mel Gibson has blown the whistle on the epidemic of parasites who control Hollywood that are involved in child sacrifice and pedophilia.The Lethal Weapon star said that every studio in Hollywood is bought and paid for with the blood of innocent children, adding that the most valuable currency is the blood of babies.

While in London, England promoting his latest role in Daddys Home 2, Gibson described entertainment industry elites as an enemy to mankind who feast on the blood of innocent children.He said key players in the movie business get their kicks from destroying the sanctuary of children as they thrive on breaking every God-given taboo known to man.
They have a blatant disregard for the good of the people.Destroying peoples lives is just a game to them the more pain they can cause, the better the thrill.Children a just sustenance to them.They feast on the pain and fear, and the younger, the better. These people follow their own religion and use it for moral guidance.Its not the sort of religious teachings you folks would ever hear about.They perform sacred rituals that are sick and totally at odds with the moral fabric that binds most patriotic Americans.The worst part: Its an open secret in Hollywood and everyone wants in on it.

Mel Gibson appeared on British prime-time BBC chatshow, The Graham Norton Show on Friday, where the veteran actor answered questions from shocked guests, in the green room backstage after his appearance, regarding the true nature of Hollywood elites. He explained how he had been blacklisted by Hollywoods controlling oligarchs in 2006 for voicing his opinions about the industry that clashed with their liberal agenda.He said that since then he has been working outside of the system which has given him a fresh perspective, saying:

Its difficult to comprehend, I know, and Im sorry that I am the one to break this to you, but Hollywood is an institutionalized pedophile ring.They use and abuse kids for their own sick spiritual beliefs, if you can even call them that. I dont fully understand it myself, but they harvest these kids for their energy and feast on their blood.They dont do it mercifully either, they scare the sh*t out of them befor...

18:05

January 26 To Mark Launch Of National Broadcast Of The Original 100: Always Was, Always Will Be "IndyWatch Feed National"

One of the nations largest Aboriginal community radio stations will unveil The Original 100 on January 26, a compilation of the most prominent songs of Indigenous people.

The Original 100 will be broadcast by the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (BIMA), the home of Brisbanes most popular country music station, 98.9fm. It will also be made available to more than 120 Aboriginal community stations across the nation, via the National Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS)*.

This is the inaugural year of The Original 100. Its timed to mark 26 January, and in response to the recent decision by ABC Radios Triple J to move its Hottest 100 to January 27 following feedback from their audience.

CEO of BIMA, Kaava Watson acknowledged Triple J for the decision.

We recognise that Triple Js Hottest 100 grew into an institution in its own right. An event that connected people through music. Mr Watson said. Both Triple J and their listenership should be commended for such a significant display of maturity.

Its important that our people have a space to connect through music also. Essentially what we hope to do is provide an event that connects people through our music. Our music in particular tells the stories and experiences of generations of our people, not only of the last 229 years but the 60,000 before that.

January 26th is a day of mixed emotions for many of us. We pause to remember all those who have gone before us, and the struggles we still face today. Its a day we remember the tragedies, but its also a day we reflect on the triumphs.

From Took The Children Away to From Little Things Big Things Grow, Treaty and Bapa these songs are our tragedies, triumphs, aspirations and expressions of our living connection to our families and country. All of these songs combined tell the diverse story of the original people of this land.

This year, staff and crew at 98.9fm and at NIRS have chosen the Top 100, but The Original 100 will be open to public voting in 2019.

Were going to put it to a vote next year, but we want to set the tone first. We want to explain why this is important to us. Its an opportunity to reflect on the stories of our people through music and share it with anyone willing to listen.

The Original 100 will begin broadcasting on 98.9fm at 9am on January 26, 2018 and finish at 6pm AEST. It will also be broadcast for most of the day on the National Indigenous Radio Service. Listeners can also stream the service live via the internet through apps like RadiON or TuneIn Radio.

* New Matilda owner Chris Graham also moonlights as the Acting General Manager of the National Indigenous Radio Service, and...

17:59

Police Caught in Another Lie as Authorities Finally Admit to Multiple Suspects in Vegas Massacre "IndyWatch Feed National"

Las Vegas, NV It has been months since the worst shooting in modern history was carried out in Las Vegas and Americans have been lied to, led astray, and essentially kept in the dark as to what went down that tragic evening. Official narratives have shifted like the tide and despite dozens of lawsuits and media requests, very little information has been conceded by authoritiesuntil now.

Three months later and Las Vegas Police have yet to even release a still image of Stephen Paddock inside the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort. Police havent even released the type of gun Paddock used in the massacre.

The utter secrecy surrounding the case has some diligent local media pressing the police, and this week, some of that pressure has paid off.

As KVVU reports, inside a district courtroom on Jan. 16, a lawyer for multiple media outlets argued why information pertaining to 1 October is crucial to helping Las Vegas heal, but the lawyer for Metro Police said they cant release any information because there are still suspects being investigated. 

Without naming names, there are potential charges against other people, because of the ongoing investigation?, District Court Judge Elissa Cadish asked Metros Lawyer Nick Crosby.

Yes there are charges being investigated, Crosby replied.

This new revelation that Paddock may have had help or that other people may have had foreknowledge of the attack is nothing short of bombshell as they may be able to help in providing a motive, or at the very least, give a little insight into what actually happened that night.

According to KVVU, Metro police maintain because of possible new suspects they should not have to release anything pertaining to the obtaining of the search warrants or any evidence seized because of them.

Naturally, this left the media and attorneys for the victims with more questions than answers.

Are they investigating obstruction of justice? Lies to Metro under oath from Mandalay Bay employees? Is it people who sold [Padd...

17:45

Will Sahuls First Nations Recognise Australia? "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Part One of a history of European occupation and rule of Indigenous Australia, by Dr George Venturini. Introduction: Head of will Sahul In the Pleistocene-era what are modern Australia, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste on a single continent: Sahul. Some 80,000 years ago, the water having receded, the Indigenous People began to arrive. After some

The post Will Sahuls First Nations Recognise Australia? appeared first on The AIM Network.

17:44

Where to watch the A-League game tonight (U18) "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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17:05

Video clip cc sng khi U23 Vit Nam thng sc Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

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16:11

Power Outside The Matrix: Your power in a decaying world "IndyWatch Feed National"

Power Outside The Matrix: Your power in a decaying world

by Jon Rappoport

January 19, 2018

These are notes I made prior to preparing my three Matrix collections:

Solutions to private problems and public problems require the ability to think things through, logically, and to reject what is unworkable or biasedbut above and beyond that, a person needs to be able to imagine solutions that havent been tried before.

Propaganda says: defect from your own power. Never find out what it is. Assume it isnt there. Propaganda says: all life is about the species, not about the individual.

When propagandists find a good thing, a message that works, they pound on it, they keep hammering away. Family, group, family, group, community. On and on. They never promote the message called The Individual with the same intensity. That would be counter-productive to what they are trying to accomplish: group identity; and amnesia about being an individual.

Civilization continues to erode and decay, as individual power is put on the back burner. But that doesnt give the individual a license to surrender. If others want to give up, thats their business. The individual, instead, finds new frontiers for his power, for his capacity to invent reality.

There is you, there is your own power. And what is that power? It comes in two forms or venues. First, there is the ability to apply logic to events and information; to think rationally from A to B to C; to analyze. And second, there is imagination, the capacity to conceive and then invent realities that would never otherwise exist in the world.

Individual power doesnt need to make rigid distinctions between what is done for self vs. what is done for others. Social engineers and propagandists make those separations. You exercise your creative power to fulfill what you deeply desire; and that process will, in fact, spill over and affect others in a positive way. It will lift them up. It will remind them that they, too, have power.

Logic and analysis keeps you from being sent down wrong roads, keeps you from buying official reality. Logic also reminds you that you have a mind. Logic is a road that can take you deeper and deeper into more basic fallacies that underpin organized society and its branches of knowledge. Logic tells you there are always more fundamental questions to ask and answer. There are levels of lies. The deeper you go, the more confident you become. The more powe...

16:09

Politically Correct Trading A Whole New Challenge "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION: Martin.. I have been trading /investing for over 20 plus years.

How can one be in the markets and survive if the biggest  Safest  Banks  in Canada are failing even today to not only fill a trade or give you a reliable quote but even to even give you an accurate account balance!

ANSWER: This is a growing problem being caused by (1) excessive regulation and (2) the juniorization of staff. Institutions have been firing people with experience to reduce cost replacing them with entry people. This is becoming widespread throughout Europe and sets the stage for a very dangerous situation. Covertly, there is an assumption that those with experience should be removed and juniors put in place and they will not fear the crash as experienced traders and that will help eliminate short positions against the government.

On top of these issues, we then have the problem of aggressive governments trying to defend themselves forcing even institutional trading to be politically correct. If the market goes down, the regulators will begin hauling in traders for interrogation. This is an exceptionally high risk in Europe.

Politically Correct Trading

Individual non-Americans can open accounts in the USA. Americans are turned away overseas. So for the individual, you do have to be concerned especially about dealing in Europe. The more any government interferes with the free markets, the greater the risk that your funds will be frozen and you will not be able to trade. It just may come...

16:07

Cryptocurrency & the Race for Money "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION: You have talked about bitcoin and are rightly skeptical as we all should be, yet creative destruction rolls on. What insights do you have to share about the Dapps and Ethereum? In reading your blog for several years now you have truly opened many peoples minds. Thank you for your insight!

KS

ANSWER: If you want to trade Bitcoin, use the futures. The futures market will bring stability to the price and open the door for hedging what is otherwise at times an illiquid market. Understand one thing. This is all part of the shift from Public to Private. Cryptocurrencies are marketed as some magic money that will be free of the fiat world of government. That is total nonsense for governments will by no means allow that to happen. Nevertheless,  this is part of the same anti-government movement that brought Trump to the White House, BREXIT, Catalonia uprising, Ukraine revolution and so on. This is the rise in the stock market and the shift of capital from government bonds to equities. This will all end in a monetary crisis event perhaps as soon as 2021.

Keep in mind that Coinbase had to give up everyones name to the IRS and they sent out notices warning people they better claim their profits because the IRS will be looking to audit anyone trying to hide their gains from taxes. The technology of Bitcoin is inferior to other currencies. I believe in the end, we are moving toward electronic money but the governments will control it. This idea that somehow it is safer because it is outside the central banks is really nonsense. So is gold, commodities, real estate, and shares. There is a huge void with respect to counterparty risk in the cryptocurrency world and the fees to use this stuff are outrageous. I do not see this as a viable situation moving forward in time. It also requires a power grid. Take that out and you have nothing. The good old tangible things will always survive. If society collapsed, electronic money in all forms may not survive. Also remember that today only about 4% of all transactions take place in pape...

16:00

American Indian College Fund Announces Three Program Recipients for Three-Year Environmental Design & Stewardship Program to Restore Native Knowledge "IndyWatch Feed National"

Leech Lake Tribal College

Published January 19, 2018

DENVER Groundwater contamination, erosion, lack of access to healthy foods, and poor air quality are just some of the environmental concerns facing American Indian communities across the United States. Yet Indigenous people have long held specialized knowledge that can lead to unique solutions to these challenges. The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund), whose motto is Education is the answer, is announcing the first three tribal college and university (TCU) grantees in its three-year, $1.35 million Scholarly Emergence for Environmental Design and Stewardship (SEEDS) program to meet that goal of creating indigenous solutions to todays environmental concerns.

The program supports TCUs located in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the grasslands region of Montana that are serving Native communities to build and strengthen curriculum in the environmental sciences and related fields. TCUs are also working to integrate place-based and inter-generational community knowledge to preserve and restore Native lifeways. The program will also help TCUs develop faculty; create degree programs; and implement processes to ensure student success.

The three new program grantees include the following TCUs:

Aaniiih Nakoda College (ANC), Harlem, Montana, has been awarded $100,000 from January 2018-2020 for its project to build a bachelors degree program in Aaniiih Nakoda Ecology. The college will strengthen its existing environmental science program by bolstering the existing associate degree curriculum and developing a new bachelors degree curriculum; facilitating faculty professional growth; and increasing work-based learning opportunities for students.

President Carole Falcon-Chandler, Ed.D, said, We sincerely look forward to accomplishing a new bachelors degree curriculum, assisting our faculty with their professional growth, and helping our students with opportunities for work-based learning.

Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC), Cass...

15:36

Jim Stone: That "Meteor" and Light Beam in Michigan: Theres Much More to this Story "IndyWatch Feed National"

That Meteor and Light Beam in Michigan: Theres Much More to This StoryJim Stone

JANUARY 17, 2018

Source: STARSHIP EARTH: THE BIG PICTURE



Its getting complicated, particularly when we consider multiple factions of the cabal are fighting each other with their secret space program tech, and our friends upstairs may sometimes be involved so its difficult to say who did what.

Q said to be on the alert for false flag attacks this week, and it seems this meteor was indeed a little different than a lot of others. Jim says the beam and explosion photographed were about something besides the meteor. Separate events. A related YouTube video has already been removed.

There is also an update on the Hawaiian Missile Crisis below because Jim is wondering if these events are connected. He says a submarine is confirmed missing. Can you guess whose?

To get to Jim Stones website enter the following coordinates into your browser window: 82.221.129.208 and scroll down to the desired stories. ~ BP

FOLKS, THERE IS SOME EFFED UP STUFF GOING ON RIGHT NOW

UPDATE: I have been all over this for the last few hours and the only explanations are obvious blatant trollage. The pictures are genuine, there are many others of this same event from different angles but these are the best ones, that prove the beam going upward is NOT lens flare, and the event was absolutely massive. Theres no freaking way any kind of a flame like this one (half mile across at least) would not be in the news unless it was classified. FINAL ANSWER.

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15:13

When Alan Moore came for my childhood "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ive never known quite how to feel about Alan Moore. Perhaps my feelings are best expressed by the time I found myself drunkenly screaming, Alan Moore is a sex pervert in a public park immediately after declaring him one of the greatest living writers. His fondness for sex scenes has always left me prudishly uncomfortable and Ive been very disturbed by the gendered violence in his work.

14:19

Wedge-tailed Eagle, immature at Wetlands area cnr of Dohles Rocks Road and Henry Road, Griffin, Brisbane. reported by Pip Grant-Taylor on 18-01-2018 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

This immature W-T Eagle had come down in the wetlands. Reason unknown, now at Currumbin wildlife Hospital. Be interested to know if any sightings of adult WT Eagles close to Griffin. Thx

14:18

MACKAY Sinister syndicate threat: Pay us or end up in river "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY January 19, 2018 at 06:03AM ,

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MACKAY Mum had migraine so told young son to take the wheel "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY January 19, 2018 at 05:30AM ,

Mum had migraine so told young son to take the wheel

January 19, 2018 at 05:30AM ,

When police pulled over Amanda Jane Dodds car and spotted her 15-year-old son driving, the 44-year-old told them a migraine had forced her to hand over control of the vehicle. Dodd appeared in Mackay Magistrates Court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to permitting another person to drive while

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14:18

MACKAY $1M Mackay money laundering accused still without solicitor "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY January 19, 2018 at 07:01AM ,

$1M Mackay money laundering accused still without solicitor

January 19, 2018 at 07:01AM ,

A 75-YEAR-OLD man from Mackay Harbour remains without a lawyer more than six months after he was accused of laundering more than $1 million in an international scam. Joseph Cainero faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Thursday with the aid of a motorised scooter, accompanied by a woman in

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13:58

Moon Dates 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Thrive On News Spiritual Magazine

Moon Dates 2018. A list of moon phases dates and signs. Spiritual Astrology and Metaphysical meanings by psychic medium Ian Scott

The post Moon Dates 2018 appeared first on Thrive On News Spiritual Magazine.

13:45

Looking for indoor kid friendly places! "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Arcades, bowling, indoor sport court hire, laser tag, etc. whats fun for kids that we can do indoor today?

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13:38

Jousting bloodlessly in King Arthur's Camelot, Sun Tzu's Middle Kingdom, and JFK 's New Frontier? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Leaders and thinkers from long ago have consistently provided us programmatic answers on how to build a better world. Some grounded-in-commonsense answers from King Arthur and his band of Roundtable Knights, Sun Tzu and his thoughtful warriors, and John Kennedy and his best and brightest are provided here.

13:21

Chet Raymo, What Not to Believe "IndyWatch Feed National"

What Not to Believe
by Chet Raymo

In Stacy Schiff's biography of Cleopatra, I came across this epigraph from Euripides: "Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe." I have no idea which of Euripides' plays the quote is from, but it strikes me as a suitable source for reflection. Credulity is the default state of a human life. Children are born to believe, to accept as true what they are told by adults. An innate credulity has survival value in a dangerous world. If a grown-up says "There are crocodiles in the river," it is probably best to stay out of the water.

Skepticism, on the other hand, must be learned. I was late in realizing that I didn't have to believe the received "truth." My best teacher was a somewhat older Panamanian secular Jew I went to graduate school with at UCLA. We took our brown-bag lunches together in the university's botanical garden, and spent the hour talking about physics, religion, and the "meaning of life."

Moises was the first person I had encountered after sixteen years of Catholic education who mentioned the word "skepticism." "Why do you believe that?" he would ask, and often I had no answer except that it was what my family and teachers told me was true. The idea that I might actually examine the basis for my beliefs was a rather new concept. In matters of religion, like almost everyone else in the world, I had embraced uncritically the faith story into which I was born.

And thus began my search for "a judicious sense of what not to believe." When later, as a teacher, I wrote a little column for each issue of the college newspaper, I called it "Under a Skeptical Star," from a line of the Scots poet/scholar William MacNeile Dixon: "If there be a skeptical star I was born u...

13:20

Alexander Downer and Bill Clinton's cosy no-tender-necessary deal "IndyWatch Feed National"

This is the Honourable Alexander Downer. And here he is with Bill Clinton in Sydney on 22 February 2006. Bill was unwell. In July 2006 a Funding Agreement was signed between the government of Australia and CHAI 1 August 2006 - start date of the PNG Contract as per the...

13:17

"Life Is Like A Deck Chair..." "IndyWatch Feed National"

"Maybe I can put it another way. Life, Charlie Brown, is like a deck chair."
"Like a what?"
"Have you ever been on a cruise ship? Passengers open up these canvas deck 
chairs so they can sit in the sun. Some people place their chairs facing the rear of
 the ship so they can see where they've been. Other people face their chairs forward. 
They want to see where they're going! 
On the cruise ship of life, Charlie Brown, which way is your deck chair facing?"
"I've never been able to get one unfolded..."
- Charles M. Schulz

13:11

In the Belly of the Beast -- The 'Girthers' "IndyWatch Feed National"

Is he merely overweight or flat-out obese? That is the question about the vainglorious Donald. Are we being conned about his BMI because he is super vain? These questions have answers and you can calculate the Trump BMI here to decide for yourself.

12:34

Solomon Islands international arrivals soar "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Solomon Islands has hit the record  high with a total of 13,639 international arrivals comprising of
returning residents, intending residents  and visitors into the country  in the third quarter of 2017.
This was according to the latest  quarterly bulletin on visitor statistics  (arrivals) released by the Solomon Islands National Statistics  Office (SINSO) on Thursday 30 November 2017.
This quarterly bulletin is produced by the National Statistics Office  (NSO) in the Ministry of Finance
& Treasury (MoFT) and it provides  information on international arrivals comprised of the returning resident, intending resident, and visitor.
Releasing the latest figure, Government  Statistician Douglas Kimi said  the third quarter 2017 has recorded  an increase of 5.4 per cent compared  to the previous quarter (2nd  Quarter 2017).
He said compared to the same quarter a year ago, an increase of 26.2 per cent was recorded. Visitors
composed 54 per cent.  He added that of the total arrivals  for the third quarter of 2017, 45 per
cent of total arrivals were returning  residents and the remaining 1 per  cent were intending residents.
Visitor arrivals for the third quarter  increased by 13.3 per cent to 7,281,
compared to the second quarter  2017 figure of 6,425.  An increase of 28.5 per cent was
recorded over the same quarter in  2016, Mr Kimi said.  Mr Kimi said arrivals by country
of residence for the third quarter  of the year showed that Australians  (38.0 per cent) remain the largest  group of visitors to the Solomon  Islands, followed by visitors from  Other Asia (10.7 per cent), US (7.8  per cent), New Zealand (7.2 per  cent), Fiji (6.2 per cent), PNG and China (5 per cent).
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12:29

Kitchen Renovations Brisbane Darren James Interiors "IndyWatch Feed National"

Darren James Interiors is a team of professional interior designers in Brisbane with years of extensive experience in the interior design industry.

12:28

Kitchen Renovations Brisbane Darren James Interiors "IndyWatch Feed National"

Darren James Interiors is a team of professional interior designers in Brisbane with years of extensive experience in the interior design industry.

12:26

Solomon Islands records $170m trade deficit in June quarter "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Solomon Islands has recorded a trade deficiency of $170.5 million in the second quarter (June) of
2017. This is according to the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) latest figures on the International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) released on Friday 1st December 2017.
The data (IMTS) shows the movement of different types of goods between the Solomon Islands and a
range of countries in Oceania, Asia, Europe, Africa, America and other regions.
Releasing the statistical bulletin, Government Statistician Douglas  Kimi said the deficit is a decrease of $228.0m (396%) over the surplus of   $57.5m recorded in the preceding
quarter.
He said that in terms of the corresponding quarter a year ago, this represented a decline of $224.1m
(418%) over the surplus of $53.6m in 2016.
The movement of goods into and out of the Solomon Islands is an important  aspect of our nations economic development, the Government Statistician, Mr Kimi said.
On major exports in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the corresponding quarter of 2016 Mr
Kimi specified that round log and sawn timber exports declined by $84.7m (13%) to $588.1m while total of fresh/frozen and canned fish also declined by $15.7m (16%) to  $84m. The declined is mainly attributed to a drop of $15.5m of loin exports to Italy which accounted for
28.2% of total fish exports.
Total of cocoa, palm oil and other agricultural products has decreased by $26.5m (16%) to $134.5m. This is mainly driven by a low production in palm oil exports during the quarter. Gold increased by $0.2m (5%) to $5.1m, Mr Kimi added.
Meanwhile, on major imports Mr Kimi said that food imports, which is comprised mostly of rice and
canned meat, decreased by $3.5m (1.6%) to $218.6m.  Mineral fuel and lubricant imports
rose by $9.1m (7.3%) to $135.6m.  Machinery and transport equipment  increased by $48.5m (19.3%) to $299.9m, he said.
The Merchandise trade balance with major trading partners in the June quarter of 2017 compared to
the previous corresponding quarter records the following:

  • The trade deficit with Singapore, the main source of fuel imports, increased by $5.1m (4%) to $129.0m.
  • The trade deficit with Australiaincreased by $42.4m (21%) to $242.6m.
  • The trade deficit with Papua New Guinea was up by $2.3m (10%) to$24.4m....

12:23

Renewable energy will be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020 "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

This article by Kyree Leary (Futurism 12 January 2017), says that the evidence is that on sa global scale fossil fuels are being replaced by renewable alternatives, and there are two major reason behind it. Public opinion is demanding it and these alternatives are now becoming cheaper and will be cost effective in a few years.

Renewable energy may not be completely replacing fossil fuels just yet, but its undeniable that society is warming to the idea of using solar and wind power in place of coal. In some parts of the world were already beginning to see the effects of such a paradigm shift: Last year, Britain began generating twice as much electricity from wind than coal, which contributed to 2017 being the greenest year ever for the United Kingdom.

In the United States, solar and wind power accounted for nearly 95 percent of all new electricity capacity added last year, according to Engadget. That success can also be partially attributed to the closures of fossil fuel plants.

In the coming years, were sure to see renewable energy become a real competitor in the fossil fuel industry. A new report recently published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), predicts the cost of renewable energy will experience a noticeable drop by 2020, putting it on par with, or cheaper than, fossil fuels.

The report, titled Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017, read: [By 2020,] all the renewable power generation technologies that are now in commercial use are expected to fall within the fossil fuel-fired cost range, with most at the lower end or...

12:14

PRT team crocodile operations in CIP and Western Province in Solomon Islands "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The Police Response Team (PRT) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has killed a total of three crocodiles during separate operations in the Western and Central Islands Provinces since 13 January 2018.

Following the attack by a crocodile on a seven-year-old boy from Voloa Village last month, I requested the PRT to mount an operation in the area to get rid of the reptiles.  The operation included setting up of crocodile traps and patrols, says Supervising Provincial Police Commander, CIP, Inspector Hugo Maelasi.

I am happy to say that the operation has been a success after members of the PRT killed two crocodiles on 16 January at a village near Tulagi. One measured 5.5 meters long and another three meters, says Inspector Maelasi.

He adds: I want to thank the community leaders in the villages where the operation of the PRT has been carried out for their assistance and cooperation with the Team. At the same time I appeal to people who live alongside river creeks, streams and coastal areas to always be on the lookout for these dangerous reptiles and report any sightings to the police.

Meanwhile, another PRT operation had killed a 3.5 meter crocodile at Barasepo Village in the Vona Vona Lagoon on 17 January 2018. This came after setting up crocodile traps in the area from 16 January.

11:55

Brisbane Floor Sanding All Flooring Solutions Brisbane "IndyWatch Feed National"

All Flooring Solutions is a Brisbane-based, family-owned and operated business with more than 30 years experence in the flooring industry.

11:25

Dunolly Jazz and Blues Show "IndyWatch Feed National"

Come and enjoy this afternoon of Jazz and Blues, where Oozin Blues will be special guests.
Music starts around 1pm.
Bands will include The Groove Dudes, Six Degrees, and The Jazz Dudes.
Bar opens around Midday and BBQ snacks and woodfired Pizzas are available.
Entry is gold coin, and if you want to sleep over, bring your swag, caravan or motorhome!
For any information call Jan Stephenson on 0408 442960.

11:23

Twilight Guitar with Bart Stenhouse @ Buckleys of Dunolly "IndyWatch Feed National"



Fresh from his tour of India, Australian virtuosic guitarist Bart Stenhouse will be touring Victoria. Jazz fusion/ mandolinist and guitarist, Barts music brilliantly blends feiry flamenco with cool jazz and rollicking Indian rhythms to create a sound that leaves the listener energised and ready for more..

Bookings required for this limited seating special twilight event at Buckleys of Dunolly.

Seating is limited. Book with Rachel at 0427 275 006 or rachelbuckley@bigpond.com. $25 goes directly to the artist.

11:20

Dunolly Australia Day Community Twilight Market 3pm-8pm "IndyWatch Feed National"

Get your stalls booked, pitch a tent, hire a caravan, hop on board the broomstick,  perch on a chimney pot but get thee up the highway to the great, fun-filled Dunolly Australia Day Twilight Market.

When?  - Ummm....Australia Day January 26th
Time?  - 3pm - 8pm
BYO?  - Yes, BYO own giggles. Or borrow some from the frolicking frivolous funsters.

For stall enquiries, bookings and a chirpy conversation phone Lucinda 0448 681 147


11:06

The structure of human microplasmin in complex with textilinin-1, an aprotinin-like inhibitor from the Australian brown snake "IndyWatch Feed National"

The structure of human microplasmin in complex with textilinin-1, an aprotinin-like inhibitor from the Australian brown snake

10:40

Compare and contrast - former CIA agent kept two notebooks, now faces 10 years jail - Hillary Clinton meanwhile.............. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Two notebooks - 10 years jail. Servers, hard drives, Blackberries and God knows how many emails and files however don't seem to mean a thing. Lady Justice come back, all is forgiven!

10:35

Greenpeace report: ISDS empowers global corporations at the expense of people and planet "IndyWatch Feed National"

January 19, 2018: A new report by Greenpeace, Justice for People and Planet, uses 20 case studies of global corporations to explain how corporate power is being used to violate human rights and environmental rights. The report argues that governments should adopt 10 Principles for Corporate Accountability to curb corporate capture, collusion and impunity.

The report discusses the negative impacts of trade and investment agreements on people and the planet. Greenpeace notes that there are thousands of bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements, bilateral tax treaties and investment treaties that are currently helping to protect foreign investment companies, by granting them extensive property rights and powers under investor state dispute settlement schemes (ISDS).

ISDS gives rights to foreign investors to sue governments in international tribunals if they can argue that a change in domestic law or policy at a national, state or local level will harm their investment. Greenpeace adds its voice to warnings by AFTINET and other community groups that this will result in regulatory chill, where governments avoid taking public policy measures that could put them at risk of a lawsuit (p. 25).

US oil giant Chevron lobbied to have ISDS included in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and EU, to act as a deterrent against environmental policy such as gas mining bans. Greenpeace also refers to several cases, exposed by journalist Chris Hamby, where ISDS has been used by corporations and rich individuals to avoid consequences for corporate crime. In one instance, a company in El Salvador used ISDS to avoid criminal conviction for lead contamination from its factory. The report recommends against including ISDS in trade deals.

 

10:33

Turnbull talks rubbish about Korea "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Jim Hayes

Most of the world sees growing cooperation between the two parts of Korea as a positive development. But Australias Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull follows Donald trump, in being obviously displeased with this. For them, gunboat diplomacy is preferable diplomatic solutions.

Being in Japan, Turnbull was pandering to the increasingly aggressive posture of the Japanese government. At the same time, it dos fall in line with his own position.

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe

The Australian Prime Minister failed to embrace the agreement, where athletes form the Korean Peninsula will march together under one banner in the coming Winter Olympics. He turned a blind eyes to the fact that the Koreans are one people and that across the board there is an aspiration to end the divide that has been in place for more than half a century. He ignored the real history and more recent events behind the existing tension and filled it with misrepresentation.

First a little real history is called for. The conflict goes back to the end of World War Two. The Koreans had no wish to return to colonial status. They had been under the Japanese heal. An election process began and this was put an end to by an American backed plan to have elections in the south), with only one side taking part. Naturally This led to conflict and the Korean War (1950-53).

Given that Korea was single country, there was no invasion form the north, but there was a military response to the coup from those who opposed it.

It must be remembered that at this time the United Nations was overwhelmingly under the dominance of the United States. Europe and many other countries were still heavily dependent on American financial backing through the Marshall Plan for their own post war reconstruction. The Marshall Plan had political conditions and the beginning of the Cold War was embedded in it.

The hot war was waged in Korea, but not won. A stalemate was the result and this...

09:47

Australia: Over 200 Detainees in Immigration Detention Commence Hunger Strike "IndyWatch Feed National"

Over two hundred detainees at two detention centres, Villawood in Sydney and Maribyrnong in Melbourne, have declared a hunger strike in protest at visiting restrictions recently announced by Border Force. The detainees have been on hunger strike for four days, since the morning of Monday 15 January. Posters declaring the changes would apply after 22

09:33

Nautilus in crisis as another exec resigns "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Adam Wright is jumping off the sinking Nautilus

Wright resigns from Nautilus

Cedric Patjole | Loop PNG | January 18, 2018

Nautilus Minerals vice president of PNG Operations, Adam Wright, has resigned. The Company announced last night that Wrights resignation is effective as February 26th 2018.

CEO Mike Johnston said Wright played a significant role over the last three and a half years in the areas of project management, stakeholder and government engagement and corporate social responsibility.

We would like to thank him for the valuable contributions he has made to Nautilus progress to date and wish him well in his future endeavours, said Johnston.

Wrights resignation comes at a time when the company is struggling to secure financing to fund its capital working requirements and the completion of its...

09:07

Employment Opportunities "IndyWatch Feed National"

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09:06

Bernardi faces backlash from musicians "IndyWatch Feed National"

Conservative senator Cory Bernardis alternative Hottest 100 list has not struck a chord with some Australian musicians who dont want to be included in his top tracks.

His call for an alternative countdown comes after Triple J announced its popular annual Hottest 100 would not be played on Australia Day, but on January 27, due to the increasing debate and the days meaning for indigenous people.

Senator Bernardis list, including classic songs by Australian artists such as Men at Work, Cold Chisel, John Farnham, Savage Garden and Yothu Yindi, was created to encourage true blue supporters to vote for their favourite tracks as debate continues over whether to change the date of Australia Day.

As taxpayer-funded Triple J and their Hottest 100 abandon our national day for political correctness, were inviting you to cast your vote by telling us your favourite 3 tracks from our #AC100 playlist, the senators party posted on its website.

Several prominent Australian musicians have protested against their inclusion in Bernardis list including Men At Work frontman Colin Hay, whose song Down Under is first on the list.

Hay said the songs meaning had been lost on Bernardi.

When the lyrics were written some 40 years ago, I was worried about people like him, and movements he represents. Turns out I had good reason to be, Hay told the ABC.

May I suggest Mr Bernardi, if you havent already, dabbling in some light hallucinogens. Wander into a field, and sit in front of a tree, and look at it, really study it, at a molecular level, he said.

It may not change your conservative views, but it may make you realise youre not quite as important as you think you are, Hay said.

Darren Hayes, lead singer with Savage Garden, has asked the senator several times via Twitter to remove his song, To The Moon And Back, from the list.

Hi @CoryBernadi and @AuConservatives. I do not want to be associated with you, your party or your views. Remove my music from this stunt or expect contact from my publisher @SonyATV, Hayes tweeted.

Senator Bernardi responded directly to Hayes on the social media outlet and showed no signs of modifying the list.

Get over yourself @darrenhayes. Music is for everyone. Bernardi tweeted.

Jimmy Barnes, who is included on the list as a solo artist and in his band Cold Chisel responded to Bernardi from Japan, where he is on holiday.

Why would you listen to anything @corybernardi says, especially about music?

Former Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning also weighed into the debate, saying he wanted nothing to do with the Australian Conservatives countdown.

This,...

09:06

10 Ways to Prepare for WWIII "IndyWatch Feed National"

prepare WW3

By Jeremiah Johnson 

By now youre poignantly aware of the false-alarm that was raised in Hawaii on Saturday 1/13/18.  For 38 minutes there was wholesale panic and alarm after the following message alert was sent out to cell phones and over the TV and radio throughout the state:

BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.  (Hawaii Emergency Management Agency)

This message was later rescinded as a false-alarm.  Great, huh?  In the meantime, people panicked.  News reports told of people gathered in hotel lobbies in a state of semi-paralysis, wondering what to do.  One woman (a schoolteacher) attempted to enter a shelter only to find that it was locked.  A professional golfer and his family hid beneath a mattress in the bathroom of a hotel, hoping the attack was not happening.  Other people placed their children inside of storm drains, and still others called authorities with no answer.

Preparing Falls to You

The bottom line: the government was not prepared to deal with it had it been an actual emergency, and individuals were next to helpless in the face of the threat.

The government will not be able to help you, even...

09:02

Australia praised for same-sex marriage "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia has been praised for legalising same-sex marriage but scolded for its abysmal treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.

Human Rights Watch, its its annual assessment of more than 90 countries, says Australia came a long way in 2017 but must address various unresolved issues.

More broadly, the report stressed the importance of world leaders pushing back against demagogues and their abusive policies towards minorities, human rights and democratic institutions.

In a chapter dedicated to Australia within its 643-page report, Human Rights Watch expressed serious concerns for the roughly 2000 asylum seekers and refugees being held on Manus Island and Nauru.

The organisation said many detainees had dire mental health problems and were enduring lengthy delays or denials of medical care.

It is also worried those being held offshore are being exposed to regular episodes of violence, threats and harassment from local residents.

Human Rights Watch welcomed a royal commission report into ending the systemic abuse of children in youth detention in the Northern Territory.

However, it was scathing of staggeringly high incarceration rates among indigenous Australians, as well as several other perceived missteps in the treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

The report took aim at Australia inconsistent record on human rights, saying the country rarely showed leadership at the United Nations, particularly in relation to nations with close trade and border security ties.

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09:00

People Find Wild Lobster With Eeriest 'Tattoo' On His Shell "IndyWatch Feed National"

A lot of people have no idea just how much garbage there is in the ocean it tends to drift to the shores of distant islands, or merge in free-floating patches of tiny "microplastics"  but what a fisherman recently pulled out of waters near New Brunswick, Canada, made the sheer scale of ocean pollution impossible to ignore.

Karissa Lindstrand was loading trapped lobsters into a crate when she spotted something eerily familiar on one claw. 

I was like: Oh, thats a Pepsi can, Lindstrand, who drinks several cans of Pepsi per day, told The Guardian. It looked like it was a print put right on the lobster claw.

No one is sure exactly how the fragmentary image, which appears to be the top part of a can of Pepsi, got there but Lindstrand noted the pixels of the image and observed that it couldn't have come from cardboard packaging because paper would have disintegrated in the water. 

One thing is for sure: This tattooed lobster is, unfortunately, far from being alone in living among human trash. 

The Pepsi-tattooed lobster is an excellent example of just how polluted our oceans have become and how damaging trash can be to marine wildlife," Elizabeth Murdock, director of the Pacific Ocean initiative for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), told The Dodo. "Recent studies show that most sea turtles, albatross and other marine animals have ingested plastic, which can kill our beloved marine life."

Roughly...

08:51

Surge in Qld youth employment over 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

You have probably seen the media coverage of the strong jobs growth over 2017 for Australia. Queensland played a large part in this, with the highest employment growth rate among states and territories (4.6 percent through-the-year) and an increase in employed persons of 108,800. The monthly data for December, though, were a bit disappointing for Queensland, as covered by Pete Faulkner (Strong jobs numbers (again) but QLD disappoints (again)):

Unfortunately, despite a nation leading employment growth rate of 4.6% y/y, the picture in Queensland is less rosy. Employment rose just 3,600 in December which is the weakest growth since Nov 2016 and the Trend unemployment rate remains at 5.9% (after Nov was revised up from 5.8%).

The volatile seasonally-adjusted Queensland unemployment rate increased from 5.9 percent to 6.0 percent in December. Of course, as Ive noted many times previously, we shouldnt get too concerned or excited about month-to-month changes and we should consider movements in the data over longer periods.

Generally, I think recent labour market data are encouraging for Queensland, and I am especially encouraged by the surge in employment among young people aged 15 to 24 over 2017 (see chart below). With 431,000 young people employed in Queensland in December 2017, the level of employment was 42,500 people higher than in December 2016, with the increase split almost equally between full-time and part-time positions. I expect many of these additional jobs are in tourism and hospitality, and also in junior positions in health and aged care.

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08:00

January 19 On This Day in Australian History "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

1790 - The Second Fleet decided to play follow the leader with The First Fleet and, dragging 1,006 convicts along for the ride, set off on a Sunday sail from England.

1800 -  John Washington Price, recently arrived on the ship Minerva, observes that Pummil-woy (who frequents Sidney & Paramatta) is known to say that no gun or pistol can kill him He has now lodged in him, in shot, sluggs [sic] and bullets about eight or ten ounces of lead, it is supposed he has killed over
30 of our people, but it is doubtful on which side the provocation was given.

1835 - The "last remaining" Tassie Aborigines were rounded up and put onto Flinders Island.
Apparently all those others in Tassie were figments of our imaginations.


1846 - Charles Sturt's 18 month expedition to open up inland Australia came to a crashing halt (coz the Simpson Desert and a severe drought just wouldn't play ball), so he took his bat and ball home to Adelaide.

1850 - Australian Philosophical Society (late the Royal Society of NSW) was formed in Sydney.

1863 - The Main Western Railway Line (NSW) was flung open for business from Kingswood to Penrith.

1869 - Ida Stanley, the first female school teacher in Alice Springs who was loved by both Europeans and Aborigines, was born.

1886 - Australian wharf workers went back to work after an 18-day strike over wages.

1877 - Hmph! They didn't ask my permission...Construction began on the great hall and vestibule in the Victorian Parliament, costing 37,500 pounds.

1887 - Dust off your travelling rug and pick up your gloves Aunt Mildred...Victoria and South Australia were finally joined by rail when they finished their tea break and completed a section of track from Dimboola to Seviceton.

1887 - The railway line from North Creswick to Rocky Lead (Vic) opened.

1897 - The Sunday Times was first published in Perth, WA

1900 - Sydney excitedly discovered its very first case of the plague; in the following 8 months 103 people were carried off this mortal coil from the disease.

1906 - William Kidston became the Premier of Queensland.

1907 A tropical cyclone hit Cooktown, Queensland, killing six.

1925 - The Molong -Dubbo Railway Line (NSW) was opened.

1926 - The 10th Federal Parliament opened.

1931 -Canberra Airport opened.

1931 - Australian National Airways (ANA) began a daily Hobart to Melbourne air service.

1939 - Author H.G Wells had seen a light on and thought he'd pop in to Australia. While gracing our shores, he gave a chat on ABC radio about Utopias.


1945 - In a War C...

06:23

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations, sixteen nominees! "IndyWatch Feed National"

Real Neat Blog Award

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty

The rules of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you dont have time; or dont accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated...

06:00

The truth about the highlands frontier I want to tell it my way "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

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KUNDIAWA - I must commend Peter Krantz for his recent article The bloody early years of outside engagement with the Simbu.

I believe the stories Peter related are an important part of Chimbu and New Guinea history that must be told to our younger generations in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Commenting on this article, Fr Garry Roche mentioned the Chimbu Valley shooting of Fr Karl Morschheuser SVD and Br Eugene Frank SVD but did not tell the Chimbu side of the story.

In early 1935, the press in Australia mentioned only the killing of the two white men. The fate of the Chimbu people who died was not considered to be of interest. I guess nothing much has changed.

So heres the other side of the story from the Chimbu Valley, where an estimated 100 or so men were killed in the days following the shooting of the two missionaries.

A big number that never got a mention in the Australian press. Not even the Pope knew of those souls that perished by the guns of Christian men whose fifth Commandment said, Thou shall not kill.

Assistant District Officer (ADO) James Lindsay Taylor was in-charge of the government patrol that went into the Chimbu Valley on 16 January 1935 to investigate and arrest the men who shot the missionaries.

However, this task of identifying the culprits who shot the two missionaries from an estimated 10,000 natives in the valley was challenging.

On 11 February at the present day Gembogl station, 35 Mauglak and Inaugl warriors were shot dead by the Taylor patrol. At the time the two tribes were engaged in warfare on opposite sides of the Chimbu River.

A government officer reported that only five men had been shot. But this was a mass killing, by definition a massacre, and it happened in comparatively modern times.

Part of the Taylor team was a young Danny Leahy, younger brother of gold prospector Michael, who was made a special constable for the purpose of this expedition. He was included in the contingent of 12 New Guinea Police Force (NGPF) men.

A month after this, 70 Chimbu Valley men were marched 700 kilometers to Salamaua on the Morobe coast. One could only imagine the atrocious conditions these men,......

05:59

Zimbabwe fires more than 30 police commanders - state-owned Herald newspaper - Thomson Reuters Foundation "IndyWatch Feed National"

Zimbabwe fires more than 30 police commanders - state-owned Herald newspaperThomson Reuters FoundationHARARE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has fired more than 30 senior police commanders as part of a process to clean up the image of the force, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported in its online edition on Thursday quoting unnamed police sources ...and more 

05:43

Tennis great Margaret Court, a long-time Christian takes defiant stance against gay marriage "IndyWatch Feed National"

Margaret Court takes defiant stance

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05:30

FBI Investigating Millions Of Mishandled Dollars Funneled From Australian Govt To Clinton Foundation "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Zero Hedge

The FBI has asked retired Australian policeman-turned investigative journalist, Michael Smith, to provide information he has gathered detailing multiple allegations of the Clinton Foundation receiving tens of millions of mishandled taxpayer funds, according to LifeZette

I have been asked to provide the FBI with further and better particulars about allegations regarding improper donations to the CF funded by Australian taxpayers, Smith told LifeZette.

Of note, the Clinton Foundation received some $88 million from Australian taxpayers between 2006 and 2014, reaching its peak in 2012-2013 which was coincidentally (were sure) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillards last year in office.

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Hillary Clinton and former Australian PM Julia Gillard

Smith names several key figures in his complaints of malfeasance, including Bill and Hillary Clinton and multiple Australian government officials including senior diplomat Alexander Downer, whose conversation with Trump aide George Papadopoulos that Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton allegedly launched the Trump-Russia investigation (as opposed to the Fusion GPS dossier, of course).

Within hours of the NYT publication, the paper was immediately shredded as the information Papadopoulous told Downer was...

04:53

Lifeguard-piloted drone rescues teenagers from drowning in 'world first' (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed National"

A pair of teenagers, who got into difficulty while swimming off the Australian coast, were saved by a lifeguard-piloted drone in what is thought to be a world first. Pals Gabe Vidler and Monty Greeslade reportedly got into difficulty in a three meter (10ft) swell at Lennox Head beach, an area popular with surfers south of Brisbane, on Thursday. In a fortunate coincidence, lifeguards at the the beach were just then preparing for a training mission in the use of drones for rescuing stranded swimmers. At about 11:30am local time, a beachgoer noticed that the two 17 year olds were in trouble in the water and alerted lifeguards, who put their training into practice. Within minutes, they located the pair with the UAV and deployed the drone's rescue pod.

04:43

Tucker takes on illegal immigrant lawyer Caser Vargas(VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed National"

Fox News' Tucker Carlson took on illegal immigrant lawyer Cesar Vargas Monday, and it didn't go great for Vargas. Carlson first asked Vargas, "Let me ask you a really simple question. If more immigration always makes the country richer, then why does the state with the most immigration, which is California, keep getting poorer? It now has more poverty than any state. One out of five Californians is poor. If immigration makes us richer, why is California getting poorer? What is the answer to that I wonder?" Vargas answered, "Well I would just say that California has a surplus of more than $10 billion into their state economy. Why? Because many factors. But, because it's a welcoming state..." "Wait a second. Wait a second," The Daily Caller co-founder replied, adding, "California's gotten poorer -- one in five Californians is poor. That was not the case when I grew up in California. It has the most immigration. So if immigration always makes us more prosperous, why is the opposite happening in California? It's a very simple question."

04:43

Did Bannon slip? Mentioned conversations about Trump Tower meeting to House Intel Committee "IndyWatch Feed National"

As discussed earlier, one of the major concerns about Steve Bannon's closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, is that he refused to discuss any of the things that were of biggest interest to his interrogators. As we reported, Bannon invoked executive privilege during his meeting to avoid sharing details about his time in the Trump administration, where he served as chief strategist, or during the presidential transition. In fact, Bannon reportedly stopped answering questions once his lawyers had alerted the White House that the scope of the House panel's questions would be expanded to include his time in the White House. However, as Axios reports, Bannon made one conspicuous slip up: he admitted that he'd had conversations with Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and legal spokesman Mark Corallo about Don Junior's meeting with the Russians in Trump Tower in June 2016. As a reminder, this is the meeting that Bannon allegedly told Michael Wolff was "treasonous", and led to the violent fallout in relations between Trump and Bannon. This matters because the meeting - and the subsequent drafting of an allegedly misleading statement on Air Force One - has become one of the most important focal points of the Russia investigations, both on Capitol Hill and within Robert Mueller's team, as it provides the closest thing that exists to evidence that the Trump campaign was willing to entertain collusion with Russians, according to Axios' Jonathan Swan. Bannon immediately realized he'd slipped up and disclosed conversations he wasn't supposed to discuss, because they happened while he was chief strategist in the White House. Throughout the rest of the session, committee members - in particular Republican Trey Gowdy and Democrat Adam Schiff - hammered Bannon over the fact that he'd mentioned those conversations but refused to discuss anything else about his time in the White House. This is also why the pressure on Bannon to disclose all he knows will only grow, and also why Mueller will be especially interested in what he has to say.

04:28

FBI Investigating Millions Of Mishandled Dollars Funneled From Australian Govt To Clinton Foundation "IndyWatch Feed National"

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The FBI has asked retired Australian policeman-turned investigative journalist, Michael Smith, to provide information he has gathered detailing multiple allegations of the Clinton Foundation receiving tens of millions of mishandled taxpayer funds, according to LifeZette.  I have been asked to provide the FBI with further and better particulars about allegations regarding improper donations to the CF funded by []

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04:25

Actor Josh Radnor & Musician Ben Lee: Material Success Is Not The Answer "IndyWatch Feed National"

You might be here because you are a How I Met Your Mother Fan, or maybe you have fond memories of blasting Catch My Disease in your car on a hot summer day. Whatever the reason may be, you are about to discover a lesser-known side to actor-writer-director Josh Radnor and Australian singer-songwriter Ben Leewho now form the musical duo Radnor & Lee.

In this very first episode of Uplifted Lifes new Redefining Success Podcast, Kosta Stoyanoff and I had the privilege of having a conversation with both of them over Skype only a few days before they left for their Brazil tour. We talked about their new musical venture, the effects of having achieved success and fame at a young age, what true success ought to be, spirituality, self-development and more! Playing the hosts was definitely out of our comfort zones but we are glad we did it and were able to extract some valuable insights from these two awesome human beings..

Our intention with the Redefining Success Podcast is to collect gems of wisdom from individuals who see beyond our cultures materialistic idea of success and have discovered a more fulfilling, whole and healthy view of what it means to lead a truly successful life. We believe that doing our part in helping rewrite the cultural story surrounding success can inspire a positive change in how we lead our livesfrom our relationships to the way we do business.

Like Uplifted Life for more uplifting content and stay tuned for more episodes!

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Redefining Success: Josh Radnor & Ben Lee

You might know Josh Radnor from How I Met Your Mother and Ben Lee for his unforgettable hit songs, but do you know they also form the band Radnor & Lee and have a profound message to share with the world?Check out the very firs...

03:46

Fancy Bears leaks reveal WADA doping kits broke at Rio Olympics, offered athletes money to act as whistleblowers "IndyWatch Feed National"

Doping sample bottles used by the World Anti-Doping Agency at the Rio 2016 Olympics had a tendency to break when opened, a fresh batch of leaked emails, obtained by RT via the Fancy Bears hacking group, revealed. The Rio doping laboratory head, Francisco Radler de Aquino Neto, described a "weird situation" with the kits produced by Swiss company, Berlinger, in a July 2016 letter obtained by the hackers. "The Rio2016 [sic] Berlinger bottles seem not all to be standard and did not fit in the Berlinger openers. Forcing them resulted in breakage of the cap and sometimes it cannot [sic] be used to close the A bottle after aliquoting, e.g., photos in annex. Does Berlinger has a record of this kind of non-conformity?" The answer, if any was given, has not been revealed. This casts doubt on WADA's claims that Russian intelligence agents managed to swap samples during the home Sochi 2014 Games, getting away with only microscopic scratch marks on the bottles. That's what Richard McLaren, in charge of the investigation into Russia's supposed doping scheme, claims to have discovered to back up his accusations - while it now turns out that WADA officials, equipped with the patented tool for the job, can't open those same bottles without breaking them.

03:34

wp HRW: Indonesia chapter of WORLD REPORT 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2018/country-chapters/indonesia

Human Rights Watch

WORLD REPORT 2018

Indonesia

Events of 2017

Indonesian President Joko Jokowi Widodos government took small steps in 2017 to protect the rights of some of Indonesias most vulnerable people. In September, the Attorney Generals Office announced that it had rescinded a job notice that not only barred lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) applicants, but suggested homosexuality was a mental illness. The government also quietly reduced its population of Papuan political prisoners from 37 in August 2016 to between one and five in August 2017.

But the Jokowi government has consistently failed to translate the presidents rhetorical support for human rights into meaningful policy initiatives. Religious minorities continue to face harassment, intimidation from government authorities, and threats of violence from militant Islamists. Authorities continue to arrest, prosecute, and imprison people under Indonesias abusive blasphemy law. Papuan and Moluccan political prisoners remain behind bars for nonviolent expression. And Indonesian security forces continue to pay little price for committing abuses, including unlawful killings of Papuans.

The governments acquiescence in 2017 to generals and powerful thugs who seek to stifle discussion of the army-led 1965-66 massacres made Jokowis promised reconciliation mechanism for those atrocities appear increasingly unlikely. Jokowi and senior police generals also advocated adopting Philippine President Rodrigo Dutertes approach to suspected drug users and dealers: shoot-to-kill orders that have been accompanied in the Philippines by more than 12,000 summary executions of suspects.

Following a 2016 deluge of government-driven anti-LGBT rhetoric, authorities in 2017 continued to target private gatherings and LGBT individualsa serious threat to privacy and public health initiatives in the country.

Freedom of Religion

In March, a Jakarta court handed down five-year prison terms for blasphemy to two leaders of the Gerakan Fajar Nusantara (Gafatar) religious community, founder Ahmad Moshaddeq and president Mahful Muis Tumanurung; the groups vice-president, Andry Cahya, received a three-year sentence.

On May 9, a Jakarta court sentenced former Jakarta governor Basuki Ahok Purnama, a Christian, to a two-year prison sentence for blasphemy against Islam. That conviction followed the success of Islamist militant groups in making his blasphemy prosecution a centerpiece of efforts to defeat him in Jaka...

03:14

How the South Pacific Countries Are Selling Their Votes "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Here it goes again! Several countries of Oceania (also known as South Pacific Nations), or however you want to call that vast, beautiful but thoroughly devastated part of the world, have voted for Israel, for the United States proposed resolution at the United Nations, and therefore, against Palestine.

As reported on December 22, 2017 by Al Jazeera:

The United Nations General Assembly has voted by a huge majority to declare a unilateral US recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital null and void.

At an emergency session of the General Assembly on Thursday, 128 countries voted in favour of a resolution rejecting US President Donald Trumps controversial decision on December 6.

Nine countries voted against, while 35 abstained.

Trump had earlier threatened to cut aid to UN members who would vote against his decision.

Did scarcely inhabited island-nations that are lost in the middle of a tremendous body of water, go crazy?

After all those horrific nuclear experiments committed there, against their people, by the United States, France and the UK; could local people sincerely believe that the truth as seen from Washington is the only legitimate truth on Earth?

After the naked modern day colonialism, which is being implemented by Australia, New Zealand, and France, and, of course, by the United States, have the people of Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia become blind?

After total dependency, after decades of humiliation and virtual slavery, do the inhabitants of Oceania believe that their fellow victims in Palestine do not have the right to live in their own state, without barbed wire; that they shouldnt have their own historical capital?

The answer to all these question is, actually: No.

They do what they are doing simply and only because they have no choice.

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When working on my book Oceania, travelling all over the South Pacific, I visited a....

03:00

Details of Bannon's testimony to Mueller remain 'top secret' "IndyWatch Feed National"

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is being questioned as part of the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, but few details of his testimony have been made public. Bannon reportedly struck a deal to testify before the staff of special counsel Robert Mueller, after the House Intelligence Committee slapped him with a subpoena over his refusal to answer a number of questions, claiming executive privilege. This is the second subpoena issued to Bannon following a reported summons from a Mueller-impaneled grand jury.

02:41

A review of almond, hazelnut and walnuts for neuroprotection in Alzheimer's disease. "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

PMID:  Pharmacol Res. 2017 Dec 5. Epub 2017 Dec 5. PMID: 29208493 Abstract Title:  Almond, hazelnut and walnut, three nuts for neuroprotection in Alzheimer's disease: A neuropharmacological review of their bioactive constituents. Abstract:  An increase in the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) as a multifactorial neurodegenerative disorder is an almost obvious issue in the world. Researches on natural products for finding effective drugs to prevent the disease are in progress. There is special attention to the three types of nuts including almond, hazelnut and walnut in manuscripts of traditional Persian medicine (PM) as the preventive agents against brainatrophy and memory loss. The purpose of this study is a pharmacological review of their bioactive constituents and introducing the value of these nuts as the effective supplements and natural medicinal foods in AD patients. Databases including PubMed and ScienceDirect were searched in title, abstract and keywords from year 2000 to present for AD-related researches on these tree nuts, their major phytochemicals and their mechanisms of action. As result, almond, hazelnut and walnut provide macronutrients, micronutrients, and phytochemicals which affect several pathways in AD pathogenesis such as amyloidogenesis, tau phosphorylation, oxidative stress, cholinergic pathways, and some non-target mechanisms including cholesterol lowering and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as effect on neurogenesis. These nuts are recommended in PM for their brain-protective activity and particularly reversing brain atrophy in case of hazelnut. The therapeutical statements of PM scholars mentioned in their books are based on their clinical observations with support of a long history of experiences. Beyond the molecular activities attributed to the phytochemicals, the use of these tree nuts could be more considered in scientific researches as the effective nutrients for prevention or even management of AD.

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02:34

Election 2018: Stop the 'streamlining': Restore our city and our parks with public transport "IndyWatch Feed National"

VicRoads recently closed down Hoddle Street for a week to work on streamlining the corridor. The project is expected to continue for the rest of 2018.

"Streamlining" in this case is a euphemism for increasing the capacity of Hoddle Street for higher volumes of vehicle traffic every day. Whilst dedicated bus lanes are part of the project the Andrews government intends that the overwhelming future growth in traffic movements will be passenger cars.

The project was previously under serious consideration by the Brumby Labor government which lost office in 2010. It was sidelined by the incoming Baillieu government which, at least initially, sensibly "parked" the project with a view to, at last, building a rail line to Doncaster Hill instead. That did not materialise in the wake of an inadequate analysis that contemplated a rail line from Melbourne CBD, not to the major passenger destination of Doncaster Hill, but to the "Park and Ride" at the intersection of the Eastern Freeway and Doncaster Road in Doncaster.

The fact is that increasing road capacity at the expense of public transport, as the Hoddle Street streamlining project does, is far less space efficient than increased public transport capacity. One fully loaded train carries about as many people as one freeway lane occupied by passenger vehicles in a whole hour. The successor Napthine government's favourite, if critically flawed infrastructure project, the proposed East West Link, would have sacrificed significant open space, including much of the priceless parkland of Royal Park for a "spaghetti junction" with the Tullamarine Freeway in Parkville.

Importantly, it would have also absorbed the median strip on the Eastern Freeway between Hoddle Street and Bulleen Road for additional vehicle lanes. As this space has for years been earmarked for a rail line to Doncaster it would have dealt a severe, if not terminal, blow to the promise of an acceptable public transport service for residents of Melbourne's north eastern suburbs who have no tram or train services.

As we head into this 2018 election year we have a deep obligation to put a stop to this freeway madness and the serial sidelining of public transport by the major parties. There is no sign yet, though, that they have heard the message. If the status quo were to be maintained we also face the futu...

02:22

Black swan in the Netherlands "IndyWatch Feed National"

This 16 January 2018 video shows a black swan from the De Kluut hide at Hellegatsplaten in the Netherlands.

Black swans are originally from Australia.

02:17

Technical glitch affects Telikom PNG Services "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

There is currently no real monitoring system for volcanoes in the country.

East Sepik Governor Allan Bird said this adding there is an important need to prioritize this immediately.

He was speaking on the NBC's Holiday PNG Program this morning (Thursday 18), with regards to the volcanic eruption on Kadovar Island.

"We've got about 6 or 7 volcanoes (in the province).

"They (scientists) say some are dormant, some are extinct.

"None of them have any kind of measuring or detection devices on them.

"We just have to prioritize better and figure out which are the areas we need to pay more attention to.

"Talking to the volcano experts, they told me that they did not pick up Kadovar. Nobody picked up Kadovar.

"It was the villagers themselves.

"We had no system that would have given us some confidence to tell the people on Kadovar to move.

"They themselves figured out something was wrong and they moved.

"If they had not moved, we would be moving a lot of dead bodies right now." ....read more on PNG Technology News Site : PNG eHow

NBC News - Lyanne Togiba

02:14

There is no Volcano monitoring system in PNG, says Bird "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

There is currently no real monitoring system for volcanoes in the country.

East Sepik Governor Allan Bird said this adding there is an important need to prioritize this immediately.

He was speaking on the NBC's Holiday PNG Program this morning (Thursday 18), with regards to the volcanic eruption on Kadovar Island.

"We've got about 6 or 7 volcanoes (in the province).

"They (scientists) say some are dormant, some are extinct.

"None of them have any kind of measuring or detection devices on them.

"We just have to prioritize better and figure out which are the areas we need to pay more attention to.

"Talking to the volcano experts, they told me that they did not pick up Kadovar. Nobody picked up Kadovar.

"It was the villagers themselves.

"We had no system that would have given us some confidence to tell the people on Kadovar to move.

"They themselves figured out something was wrong and they moved.

"If they had not moved, we would be moving a lot of dead bodies right now."

NBC News - Lyanne Togiba

02:13

ABC News Features Dr. Tenpennys Vaccine Info Page "IndyWatch Feed National"

Mainstream media is trying to figure out why the antivaccine movement is so big, active, and intelligent. Yesterday, ABCs Australian affiliate ran a story that discussed the concept of filter bubbles. The idea being that...

The post ABC News Features Dr. Tenpennys Vaccine Info Page appeared first on Vaxxter.

02:11

Nuclear-capable B-52 bombers join B-2s, B-1Bs on Guam amid tensions with North Korea "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Jesse Johnson, January 16, 2018

From Japan Times

 The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that it has deployed six of its powerful B-52 strategic bombers to Guam amid tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea.

The six planes, accompanied by 300 airmen, join three of the air forces B-2 stealth bombers that were also recently dispatched to the U.S. island territory, home to Andersen Air Force Base, a key American outpost in the Pacific.

The base is also currently hosting several B-1B heavy bombers. While both the B-52 and B-2 are capable of carrying nuclear payloads, the B-1B has been modified to carry conventional ordinance only.

The deployment, conducted in support of U.S. Pacific Commands (PACOM) Continuous Bomber Presence mission, according to a U.S. Pacific Air Forces statement, is likely to raise eyebrows in North Korea, which last year threatened to fire missiles near Guam.

The B-52s were last deployed to the region in July 2016, during which they conducted a variety of joint and bilateral training missions with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Air Self-Defense Force, South Korean Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force.

The move, widely seen as a show of American military muscle, was likely intended to reassure Asian allies nervous amid the North Korean nuclear crisis.

The B-52Hs return to the Pacific will provide U.S. PACOM and its regional allies and partners with a credible, strategic power projection platform, while bringing years of repeated operational experience, the U.S. Pacific Air Forces said in its statement.

This forward deployed presence demonstrates the U.S. continued commitment to allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region, it added.

It was unclear how long the base, some 3,400 km from North Korea, would play host to all three bombers.

Overflights of the Korean Peninsula by heavy bombers such as the B-52, B-2 and B-1B have incensed Pyongyang. The North sees the flights by what it calls the air pirates of Guam...

01:44

Conditions for Registration at Divine Word University - 2018 Academic Year "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

This is a general  notice issued by the Divine Word University  to continuing new students to let them know of your conditions for enrollment in 2018 academic year. 

Please read carefully and ensure that you comply with the terms and conditions for
registration as outlined below:
PAYMENT OF FEES
1. FEES (NATIONALS): All national students are required to pay K12,000.00 (Medicine & Rural
Health), K11,000.00 (Physiotherapy) or K10,000.00 (all other non-clinical programs) respectively
as the approved fees for the 2018 academic year. Students are encouraged to pay the full fee
before they register for the year. However, if you are unable to meet the full fee you will be
required to pay 70% of the total fee before you are required to register. Please refer to the fee
schedules for the details and pay the required ON REGISTRATION FEE by 31 January, 2018.

2. CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP AND NON-NATIONALS OTHER THAN SOLOMON ISLANDS
Non-Nationals and Students under corporate sponsorship will pay K30,000.00 per annum. At lease
K15,000.00 must be paid up front by 31 January 2018 in order to register. The balance should be
paid by end of May, 2018.
3. FEES (SOLOMON ISLANDERS)
Based on the Council decision to set new fees for Solomon Islanders effective in 2018 all SI will
pay:
a. Those on scholarship arranged under the PNG/SI bilateral arrangements will p...

01:43

Who Really Defeated ISIS? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Who Really Defeated ISIS?

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 08.01.2018

Who Really Defeated ISIS?

David William PEAR
Who defeated the Islamic State In Syria?
Before answering that question. What is the ISIS? Can the public overcome its chronic amnesia and think back to the sudden appearance of ISIS dressed in brand new black uniforms, gleaming white NIKE's and driving Toyota trunks? They seemed to appear out of nowhere in 2014. ISIS looked as if it were a mirage when it appeared, or more likely a CIA staged scene from Hollywood.
No sooner had ISIS appeared than it went on a head chopping binge that repulsed and frightened the US public. Washington officials, including Secretary of State John Kerryrang the alarm that this hoard of Islamic crazies wanted to invade the US and...

01:32

Aquatic life is at risk as carbon levels rise "IndyWatch Feed National"

Aquatic life is at risk as carbon levels 
rise

Marine and freshwater fish could one day be in trouble as ever-rising levels of carbon dioxide affect aquatic life.
By Tim Radford

LONDON, 18 January, 2018
  New studies warn that global warming is not good news for aquatic life, putting at risk the creatures both of the seas and of inland waterways.
Experiments in Australia confirm that increased temperatures driven by ever-rising atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide reduce the flow of energy up the marine food web, which would be bad news for the oceans top predators and some prized fish catches.
Another study finds that ever-greater levels of dissolved ...

00:44

Steve Bannon hat anscheinend die Aussage verweigert ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

Steve Bannon hat anscheinend die Aussage verweigert bei seiner Befragung. Das ist bemerkenswert, weil das keine Anklage ist, eher eine Zeugenbefragung. Da ist nicht vorgesehen, dass man die Aussage verweigert. Und er verweigerte sie auch nicht, um sich nicht selbst zu belasten, sondern weil das Weie Haus ihm angeblich die Aussage verboten hat.

Das ist aus meiner Sicht eine offene Kriegserklrung des Weien Hauses an das Mueller-Team. Die Subpoena gegen Bannon bleibt bestehen.

Update: Das war ein parlamentarischer Ausschuss, der hatte nichts mit der Mueller-Befragung zu tun. Die kommt noch.

Company to probe for minerals close to Mekong River dolphin habitat "IndyWatch Feed National"

An Australian mining company aims to begin searching for minerals, as well as oil and gas, next to part of the Mekong River in Cambodia where the endangered Irrawaddy river dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) lives. The Phnom Penh Post reported the venture today. An Irrawaddy dolphin in the Mekong River by Dan Koehl (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.Medusa Mining is wrapping up terms of a partnership agreement with several Southeast Asian companies to invest $3 million over the next four years to explore for gold, copper, oil, natural gas and precious stones, according to a Jan. 10 statement from the company. The plan is for crews to set up in tributaries in the Prek Kampi commune of the province of Kratie, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the Mekong, the Phnom Penh Post reported. These small little streams are nowhere near the river, Medusas managing director, Boyd Timler, told the Post. We are aware of dolphins in that area of the river, Timler added. A dolphin in Cambodia. Photo by Stefan Brending via Wikimedia Commons. Only about 80 Irrawaddy river dolphins survive in the 4,350-kilometer (2,700-mile) Mekong River, according to WWF-Cambodia, but thats still the largest subpopulation of the species. Four other discrete groups live in river systems throughout South and Southeast Asia. Recent surveys by WWF have shown that Irrawaddy dolphin numbers in the Mekong have increased since 2010, and deaths are down in the past several years. However, gillnets for fishing, dams and boat traffic all

00:17

Did the World Just Avoid Two False Flag Attempts Designed to Start World War III? "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Trump phenomenon is picking up steam, not just in America, but internationally. Worldwide people are rejecting the globalists. The reason for this phenomenon is because freedom and the subsequent development of an internal locus of control is an innate trait.

In a stunning example of this rejection of globalism is exemplified by North and South Korea. Here are two nations, with a common heritage, on the verge of nuclear war with each other, and they have for the time being, rejected the globalist move towards World War III.  The two Koreas are going to march together in the Olympics. The two Koreas are going to form on joint olympic hockey team. This is significant beyond belief. In the chaos leading up to WW III, the people and the leadership of the two countries are telling the globalists where to go and what to do when they get they get there. This announcement is a stunning rebuke of globalist goals. It further demonstrates that war is an unnatural act. The Hopis have a saying that no tree is so foolish to have branches so stupid to attack themselves. We are the only species on the planet that engages in this insane behavior we call war. The desire for war, especially a war that could wipe out the bulk of humanity is so insane that both North Korea and South Korea have rejected the move. I have one caveat for the wonderful Korean people, beware of false flags at the Olympics because one does not say no to the globalists with impunity. 

Mounting a Defense Against Humanitys Right to Self-Determination

In many ways, Trumps election was a kind of Magna Carta and a Declaration of Independence all in one fell swoop and now the globalists are trying to find ways to fight back and their efforts are falling on deaf ears. Here in Arizona, Senator Jeff Flake(y), has announced that he is not running for re-election. Why? Because Flake cannot defeat any number of challengers to his seat (eg Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Congresswoman Sinema). Why is Flake so unpopular in Arizona? The answer is painfullly obvio...

00:15

The growing cost of Australian Government policy concerning asylum seekers "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"


Its asylum seeker policy is costing Australia more than a loss of international reputation......

Financial Review, 5 January 2018:

Maintaining Australia's hardline immigration and border policies cost taxpayers more than $4 billion last financial year, including nearly $1.6 billion on compliance and detention.

Treasury figures provided to a Senate estimates committee showed in 2017, the largest spending component for immigration and border protection activities was onshore compliance and detention, followed by $1.083 billion for the management of irregular boat arrivals and $1.059 billion on border enforcement

a near $5 billion price tag for five years of Australia's offshore immigration detention program, including the total operational and infrastructure costs for Australia's detention facilities on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, peaking in 2015-16.

Thursday, 18 January

22:36

#Australia: Hunger strike over Detention Visit Restrictions Continues "IndyWatch Feed National"

Around 160 detainees at Villawood in Sydney are continuing their hunger strike now in its fourth day. (Thursday, 18 Jan), over the draconian restrictions to visiting.

villawood

Image: Villawood detention center in Sydney. Image by Insurrection News.

Originally published by Refugee Action Coalition Sydney.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Australia: Hunger strike over Detention Visit Restrictions Continues

Around 160 detainees at...

22:13

MACKAY Violent alleged service station attack lands man in court "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY January 18, 2018 at 02:07PM ,

Violent alleged service station attack lands man in court

January 18, 2018 at 02:07PM ,

was intercepted. The man was arrested and transported to Moranbah Police Station where he was charged with two counts of assault, and one count each of unlicensed driving, public nuisance, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. The man is due to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court today.

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MACKAY Dangerous operation of motor vehicle and assault charges, Moranbah "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY January 18, 2018 at 12:03PM ,

Dangerous operation of motor vehicle and assault charges, Moranbah

January 18, 2018 at 12:03PM ,

The man is due to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court today. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day. You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer

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21:49

PERTH Medina grow house uncovered in police raid "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Medina grow house uncovered in police raid .

January 18, 2018 at 06:26PM .

fraudulent appropriation of power and unlawful possession. A 22 year old man of St James was also charged with cultivating a prohibited plant with intent to sell/supply and fraudulent appropriation of power. Both appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court earlier today with their next court appearance on

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://thewest.com.au/news/sound-southern-telegraph/medina-grow-house-uncovered-in-police-raid-ng-b88718747z&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH8u0PRBoHKfAxHAJnrkdodN6oo6w

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20:11

A Deep Dive Into the Conspiracy Theory That Governments Are Controlling Us with Fluoride "IndyWatch Feed National"

Is flouride in our water the biggest public health cover-up of our times, or just "truthers" having a rant? Wake up, sheeple!

On the World Wide Web, there are few black holes more enticing to fall down than the great fluoride conspiracy. Some would call it the ramblings of paranoid truth gurus who spend too much time maintaining their dreads and making YouTube videos about Atlantis. Others insist that it's the largest mass control experiment of our times.

Where does the truth lie in an argument taken up by both sides with near religious conviction? It's almost impossible to decipher. Perhaps it's somewhere between the two.

The idea, in a nutshell, is that governments put fluoride in our water supply in order to negatively affect huge populations, for their own financial gains. That fluoride is actually a strong tranquilliser in disguise. That the US want their citizens to be zombies. That Kellogg's, Nestle, Crest and other food companies known as "The Fluoride Mafia" are all in on it. That fluoride dumping is secretly wrapped up in Illuminati interests.

If you dig into why water fluoridation began, you find a convoluted, suspicious mess. According to the conspiracy theory, the name of the company with the biggest profit to be made from water fluoridation was ALCOA. The ALCOA Company had an unlimited supply of toxic waste a byproduct of aluminium, AKA fluoride. At their lab, an ALCOA-sponsored biochemist did a test on rats that showed cavities were reduced with the fluoridated water and concluded that: "The case should be regarded as proved." In this historic moment in 1939, so the story goes, the first public proposal that the US should fluoridate its water supplies wasn't made by a doctor or a dentist, but an industry scientist working for a company that was also threatened by fluoride damage claims.

Another part of the theory is that, during the Second World War, industrial fluoride pollution increased because of the production and extensive use of ALCOA aluminium in aircraft manufacturing. It was after the Second World War that many governments began to put fluoride in our water supplies to protect people against cavities. Coincidence!?

Currently, about 372 million people (around 5.7 percent of the world's population) receive artificially fluoridated water in about 24 countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, the US and the UK. Since the 1950s, there has been relentless debate over whether there's any real reason to do this. Early conspiracy theorists declared that it was a communist plot to weaken American public health. Many have argued from a moral and ethical view that the public haven't chosen to be consuming it and so it's against individual will. From an economic standpoint, public money is being used on something without definitive proof of benefits. Some dentists and medical professionals...

19:38

Sydney, Australia: Hunger Striking Detainees at Villawood on Lockdown & Denied Visits by Border Force "IndyWatch Feed National"

Villawood

18.01.18: Around 160 detainees at Villawood in Sydney are continuing their hunger strike now in its fourth day. (Thursday, 18 Jan), over the draconian restrictions to visiting.

In an attempt to break the hunger strike, Border Force has locked down the striking compounds. All visits have been banned. Activities and appointments have been suspended. Border Force has also threatened to cut medications because you are not eating.

On Tuesday night (16 January), a Fijian diabetic detainee was rushed to hospital after collapsing inside the centre after 48 hours of hunger strike and lack of medication.

Border Force officers held meetings, today (Thursday, 18th) with the striking detainees inside the Villawood detention centre after admitting to representatives of the hunger strike two days ago that there had been no consultations before the announced changes.

But with the visiting restrictions still in place, the hunger strike continues.

For more information contact Ian Rintoul 0417 275 713

(via...

19:30

Father Follows Intuition, Hires Helicopter and Finds Injured Son in Crash "IndyWatch Feed National"


When an Australian father went to the police about his missing son, they assured him that he was simply overreacting but it's a good thing that he didn't listen to them, because he turned out to be correct.

19:17

Judge Barker the bankers man "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Judge Michael Barker of the Federal Court

Judge Barker judge Barker the bankers man

Bake him a cake just as fast as you can

Dont cut it or eat it, leave it for him

He will have Culleton out faster than he went in

Judge barker judge Barker the bankers man

The Lodge is wondering if he can

Sack the entire senate and install the Liberal clan

All the baked cakes are no longer a sham

The corporation will look after their hatchet man

To retire before 70 is Barkers main plan

...

19:00

Fox launches 7 part series "Scandalous" - on Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton's impeachment and disbarment for perjury "IndyWatch Feed National"

NEW SERIES: Fox News Channel launches Scandalous." The first seven-episode installment chronicles the events that ultimately led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton during the 1990s. Don't miss the premiere Sunday, January 21st at 8p ET! https://t.co/old3jcPyDY pic.twitter.com/HMF8rGxc3W Fox News (@FoxNews) January 18, 2018

19:00

The Hanseatic League: An "Empire" of Commerce "IndyWatch Feed National"






This took honor of place from around 1250 through the sixteenth century.  Now add in the additional great circle route between North America, originally out of Bimini and then out of Georgia and anchored in Scotland and the Mediterranean and you have a vast sea operation all operated by independent merchants mostly never disclosed.

As you are aware we have been digging this all up and the scale of the Georgia mining operation both Bronze Age and surely through Contact as well.

 I do think that the Knights Templar operated the Great Atlantic circle Route and transitioning into the Hanse when the Order was attacked makes perfect sense...

The Hanseatic League: An "Empire" of Commerce

01/05/2018

Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna

https://mises.org/wire/hanseatic-league-empire-commerce

Once upon a time there was a northern, medieval phenomenon as much the subject of universal myth and curiosity as that of the enchantress city-republics flourishing down south: the Hanseatic League of the mid-13th to 16th centuries. The Hansa (old German for associations) or The League, as it was known, began as a treaty between Lbeck and Hamburg to clear the road of pirates and robbers between the Elbe and the Trave [a river in northern Germany with its delta at the Baltic sea]. It gradually increased to add Cologne and Bremen, later expanding to Gdansk, Riga and Novgorod, finally incorporating Bruges, Brunswick, and many satellite-cities throughout Scandinavia. The main goal of this expansion was to keep the herring fisheries of the Baltic in the hands of the merchant-princes of Lbeck and decidedly out of the hands of Frederick II Hohenstaufen, stupor mundi extraordinaire, who, in 1226, decreed that lovely, gothic-gabled town an Imperial City. Then, too, routes to capture the salt trade to Cyprus were critical. Soon, The League was dominating commercial relations with the Levant, Venice, Spain, France and England in timber, fur, grain, honey, Scandinavian copper and iron, in return for spices, medicine, fruit and wine and cotton. Such is how this loose coalition of.....

18:02

blue camo legging Surf Tank, Hoodies and more Localish Surf Apparel "IndyWatch Feed National"

Localish offers wide range of surf apparel including surf leggings, womens surf t-shirts, mens surfing t shirts, mens surf apparel, womens surf apparel, mens sweatshirt hoodie, surf tank tops for men, surf tank tops for women, and many more.

17:17

Security affecting tourism potentials in PNG "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Japanese Ambassador to PNG, Satoshi Nakajima, says safety continues to be a major issue affecting the number of Japanese tourists arriving in Papua New Guinea.
Mr Nakajima said this when asked to comment on the tourism potential he has seen since he took up his posting in the country in March last year.
Despite this, he described the countrys potential in the sector as huge.
Apart from Chinas enormous outbound tourist figures of more than 100 million in the last few years, Japan boasted an impressive 16.4 million outbound tourists in 2017.
In his first year, the Mr Nakajima visited parts of the four regions in the country and expressed how impressed he is with the natural resource base and what it has to offer to the tourists from Japan.
He regretted what he described was a small number of tourists that are able to visit, and emphasised security as an area that continues to contribute to the number.
Papua New Guinea is a very big country rich in culture and resources. Regrettably the number of Japanese tourists coming here to Papua New Guinea is not so much.
I travelled to Wewak and Kokopo, Kimbe, Mt Hagen, Lae, Pomio. When I travelled to Kokopo and the others I saw the huge potential in promoting tourism.
Firstly it is some locations like Kokopo that are safe to stay, but it is places like Port Moresby that is not so safe, he said.
He said numbers were increasing in safer destinations around the country that Japanese citizens are travelling to.
I think that Papua New Guinea is very huge and there are a lot of differences in various places in the country, he said.
Mr Nakajima is a well travelled diplomat who has served around the world in countries such as England, Vietnam, Timor Leste, and Solomon Islands before taking up his current post in PNG.

16:47

Commercial Kitchens Shopsteel Sheet Metal & Stainless Steel Fabrication "IndyWatch Feed National"

Shopsteel is a sheet metal and stainless steel fabrication company with years of extensive experience in the metal fabrication industry.

16:41

Fluoride-related question slated for Parry Sound voters ballot "IndyWatch Feed National"

Upgrades to the plant needed for fluoride to come back

PARRY SOUND The fluoride topic is back in Parry Sound.

This time its a question on the fall municipal election ballot.

Nearly two years ago, the Town of Parry Sound overturned its June 2015 resolution for improvements to the Tony Agnello Water Treatment Pant; the upgrades were necessary to continue fluoridating the municipal water supply.

When the original report came to council in 2015, upgrades to the plant were in the neighbourhood of $250,000. The Town had been fluoridating its water since the 1960s.

After a lengthy period of debate that included a campaign by a group of concerned citizens, Parry Sounders for Progressive Water Management, fluoridation of the towns water ended temporarily on March 18, 2016, under the condition that the question be posed on the 2018 municipal election ballot, asking Parry Sound ratepayers whether they want the town to continue to fluoridate their water.

A resolution was passed to put the question on the ballot during a January 2016 council meeting.

On Monday, Jan. 15, the town announced the date for the legislated public meeting that needs to be held prior to the passing of the bylaw.

The question slated for the ballot that falls under the Fluoridation Act, the question is already in the act, we dont get to figure out what (the question) is, they tell you what to ask. And that question will be answered and binding based on more than 50 per cent of the people who voted, depending on what the outcome is for that, said town clerk Jackie Boggs during the Jan. 16 council meeting.

The question is, Are you in favour of the discontinuance of the fluoridation of the public water supply of this municipality?

If it turns out that more than 50 per cent of voters are not in favour of the discontinuation of fluoride, there is a chance it could be put back into the water supply, but not before the necessary upgrades are made to the water treatment plant.

Peter Brown, town director of public works, said today the costs are likely significantly more than the original $250,000 estimate.

I suspect it will (cost) considerably more than that because the piping has sat stagnant for a couple of years and prices are always changing and going up as far as equipment goes. The cost of fluoride may have gone up, I dont know, Brown said. We havent really invested any time and energy into the consideration of bringing it back, because there was no indication that there was. Fast forward to 2018 and we have an election coming up I guess were going to have to sta...

16:24

The death of a child by suicide "IndyWatch Feed National"

The death of a child is always heartbreaking but when it is by suicide it is as devastating as it gets, with long term psychosocial effects. There is a whole different level of anguish and grief. However the majority of child suicides can be avoided. Each year, I support and am in contact with hundreds []

16:09

Does the Govt Seek to keep the public Blind, Deaf, and Dumb? "IndyWatch Feed National"

COMMENT: I watched the Forecaster after ordering the DVD from Amazon. Aside from the fact that it brought tears to my and my wifes eyes, your forecasts on this year being exceptionally cold, your forecast of Brexit, Trump, the Dow and countless other things, it is not hard to see why the government wanted your model. My heating bills have almost doubled this year. How can your computer forecast such a trend years in advance when they cant do more than 10 days?

Quite frankly, they do not want a system that can do all these things public. Thats why the New York Times or Bloomberg will never even mention what you have accomplished. It is all about keeping the public blind, deaf, and dumb.

God be with you and your family

HN

ANSWER: I do have to admit many people have expressed that view. To do the Forecaster, they had to have insurance against slander and libel. To get that insurance, the...

16:05

The Cycle of Disease Its Just our Time "IndyWatch Feed National"

COMMENT: Sir,

Its interesting, since your post on Madagascar and the pneumonic plague, I have Surveilled a site dealing with medical news once a week. Whats really interesting is the resurgence of older well-known entities such as cholera

Zambia has been hard hit with over 2000 cases of cholera with close to 50 deaths. The university is closed as well as other institutions. It has migrated from the urban areas to the suburban areas. The armed forces have been called out to help. Tanzania has shut its borders with Zambia due to this. Kenya has had 4 kid cases of hospitalization.

ProMED-mail post

Influenza strains are hitting geographic regions. The H3n2 is has hit Australia very hard and is currently hitting the UK. The US is also being infected. India has the H1N1 variant hitting them hard.

The avian flu has led to the culling of birds in the Middle East particularly Egypt and Iran. Saudia Arabia just had 6 new cases. Russia and Swiss poultry also have cases.

China has Influenza B hitting them hard but cannot confirm type nor number of cases and comparison numbers.

When it rains. it pours.

Keep up the good work

DK

REPLY: The influenza virus changes its genetic makeup every year and complies with guess what cyclical analysis! This constantly changing virus presents a cyclical challenge to medical science, and consequently, this makes it impossible to create a single vaccine to prevent the disease for life. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) monitor each new strain of influenza virus as it appears. They gather data and then try to predict which may be the predominant virus in the following years flu season.  Scientists then use this data to develop a vaccine each year against the specific virus th...

16:01

FDLTCC Hosts Third Annual Beekeeping Workshop "IndyWatch Feed National"

Published January 18, 2018

CLOQUET, MINNESOTA  Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, in partnership with the Northeast Minnesota Beekeepers Association, is hosting a day-long workshop called Beekeeping and More! on Saturday, February 17, 2018, for anyone interested in learning about beekeeping as a hobby or as a commercial enterprise. The Symposium will open at 8:30 a.m. and classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting in the college commons. Pre-registration is encouraged. The first Beekeeping and More workshop held in 2016 drew in more than 150 beekeepers and the event has kept growing, making it one of the largest beekeeping workshops in northern Minnesota.

Session topics include equipment, general troubleshooting, queen biology, risks to native pollinators, varroa mites, gentle beekeeping, and the challenges of overwintering honeybees in northern climates. Hands-on activities are also a part of the program, during which attendees can learn practical applications for products from the hive.

Experts from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, the Northeastern Minnesota Beekeepers Association, and the Xerces Society will present the sessions and answer questions throughout the workshop. Informational displays, vendors, and door prize drawings will also be a part of the third annual event.

This will be a great day of learning and information sharing for both novice and experienced beekeepers, said Courtney Kowalczak, Director of the Environmental Institute at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. There will be plenty of time to meet other beekeepers, ask for advice, get questions answered, and share ideas.

Opening speaker Roy Ober of the Northeastern Minnesota Beekeepers Association will introduce...

16:00

Benjamin Fulford Report: "Tensions Rise Between Bloodlines" -- January 15, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Weekly Geo-political News and Analysis

Tensions rise between bloodlines and Illuminati as final showdown looms for U.S. corporate government

By Benjamin Fulford, White Dragon Society
2018-01-15



One sign of this extreme tension came last week when a missile from a cabal submarine was stopped from hitting Hawaii and the submarine was sunk, Pentagon sources say. Media outlets around the world have reported that Hawaiian residents all received the following warning on their mobile phones: BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII, SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER, THIS IS NOT A DRILL, but later this was reported to be a false alarm. It was notit was an attempt by the cabal to blame the attack on North Korea and use it as a trigger for their long-desired World War III, CIA sources say.

The attack was followed by an increase in earthquakes and volcanic activity which may be an attack on potential submarine bases in Chile, Peru, Papua, New Guinea, or underwater, the Pentagon sources continue. U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency official Paul Laine has previously told this writer that numerous underwater bases exist. These bases now appear to be under systematic attack.

Meanwhile, as this report was being written, a person claiming to be His Excellency His Royal Highness (H.E. HRH) Ernest Rauthschild, Royal Prime Minister of The United States of North America contacted this writer to claim, The Federal U.S./USA comes under the USNA. He went on to state that the galactics were now arriving to enforce his claim. He provided extensive documentation to back his claims, to which we have linked below without comment other than to note that the address provided is just a virtual office in Washington, DC.

https://www.slideshare.net/ICJ-ICC/2017-usna-div...

16:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00007 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 1.40 AUD
Converter

FBI Investigating Millions Of "Mishandled" Dollars Funneled From Australian Govt To Clinton Foundation "IndyWatch Feed National"

The FBI has asked retired Australian policeman-turned investigative journalist, Michael Smith, to provide information he has gathered detailing multiple allegations of the Clinton Foundation receiving tens of millions of mishandled taxpayer funds, according to LifeZette. 

15:53

Microsoft demands your mobile number for Windows 10 setup "IndyWatch Feed National"

Microsoft wants your phone number when you set up their Windows 10 (build 17063) Operating System.

(illustration:phonearena.com)

A part of the global surveillance policies in 'force'.

Your phone number is a piece of data that is tied in to your 'person's' name.

Your person's name is the most important piece of information in a legal matter for without that there can be no 'accused'.

Is this a step towards where every 'person' on the internet is 'guilty' until proven otherwise, with their alleged actions?

We do not recommend the purchase of products that contain Microsoft's Operating System

15:39

Getting Naked With Japanese Businessmen "IndyWatch Feed National"

A sea of flaccid penises seemed to stare at me as I undressed before the parade of predominantly middle-aged men. Its not often someone gains my admiration while emerging naked in a locker room, but there I was, commending their courage to let it all hang and not give a shit. Perhaps its a little easier for the Japanese to be comfortable in their own skin given their culture is based on mutual respect and their country has an obesity rate a quarter that of Australias.

As a westerner, the level of nudity definitely caused some discomfort; even years of being in the swim team didnt prepare me for the onsen changing room during peak hour. The Japanese are, however, courteous, meaning fortunately, there was no towel slapping from testosterone-fuelled teens.

For the uninitiated like myself, an onsen is a Japanese hot spring bath, often public. Onsen are believed to host a number of medical properties, including assisting with fatigue, digestion and muscular pain. They are an integral part of Japanese culture, and are often associated with peacefulness and purity. Japan is steeped in tradition, and its onsen are no exception.

Against my self-consciousness, I removed my yukata and placed all but my modest towel into my basket. I awkwardly danced to the public showering area in an attempt to prevent unnecessary flashing and avoid locking eyes with anyone longer than necessary. This was not the time to be asserting dominance.

My ass cheeks were greeting by a pleasantly (yet equally disturbingly) warm stool as I sat in the corner of the traditional open-plan Japanese shower room. Never in my life has a feeling of inadequacy crossed my mind over my ability to shower, but in a city of high-tech toilets and non-existent body odour, there was valid reason to believe the Japanese held superiority over ones cleanliness. If Japan has instructions on how to sit on a toilet, why dont they have one on how to take a shower? The absurdity of that thought didnt take long to become apparent. I did my best to follow suit with the other men without appearing like a pervert, dried myself off and prepared myself for the grand finale.

Much like trains of Tokyo, the idea of personal space in the onsen appeared to differ greatly from my own. A quick exchange of nods confirmed my acceptance, with two kind men making room for a boy about to undergo his rite of passage. From the moment my foot broke the water, a feeling similar to the pain of grabbing a nuked frozen meal from the microwave engulfed my foot.

I was faced with quite the dil...

15:19

From Central Cell-Block to Guantanamo "IndyWatch Feed National"

On Thursday, January 11, the sixteenth anniversary of the opening of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba was marked by a coalition of 15 human rights organizations gathered in Lafayette Park, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House in Washington, DC. An interfaith prayer service was followed by a rally featuring song []

15:11

Rereading The River Ophelia in the era of #MeToo "IndyWatch Feed National"

When published in 1995, Justine Ettlers debut novel The River Ophelia received a lively critical reception. For some, the book exemplified a genre of gritty, in-ya-face writing then known as grunge lit, named after the contemporaneous music movement from Seattle (think Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam).

15:05

Letter accompanying my 1st criminal complaint to the FBI re Clinton Foundation and Australian taxpayer funded donations "IndyWatch Feed National"

Director Christopher Wray Director - FBI FBI Headquarters 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001 Dear Director Wray, I write to report apparently serious criminal offences committed by US nationals and others involving the Clinton Foundation. Since 2006 the Clinton Foundation has directly solicited more than AUD $88 Million in...

14:33

A Break-Up Letter to Booze "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dear Alcohol,

Ive been thinking a lot about our relationship lately. Im not very happy, and no its not me; its you.

Most of the time, I am an interesting, composed young adult. But all it takes is a small dose of you, and my hidden feelings are aired out for display. I then look like a blubbering idiot, and wake up choking on my regret.

This happened more than once throughout my 18th year, but I was buoyed by the support of my fellow binge-drinkers, convinced that having fun meant playing Kings Cup before waltzing up to a bouncer to advise him that I was sober and he should indeed let my friends and me in. You were also a critical element to my job in hospitality, and I invested much of what should have been my life savings on your liquid form. I found myself at countless bars across Brisbane, and even at a beach party in Thailand under a full moon, convinced that this was definitely living, Barry.

At 20, I decided I needed to focus on other goals. My relationship with you deteriorated as I realised I didnt really need you. I became stronger on my own and could talk to other humans without needing the warm sedation you provided. I went about my daily hobbies and found my sober interactions far more fulfilling than the half-remembered conversations with Steve or Nick or whatever his name was. You fell by the wayside, but every month or so, Id allow you to make a casual appearance.

Soon enough, my appetite for you increased once more, and I began party-hopping for the Year of the 21st. I still pursued my hobbies, however, and you were my second choice: waking up for swimming training in the mornings did not leave room for any trace of a hangover. I focused on my sporting goals, and this satisfied me more than any night dancing to Kanye and telling boys I was too good for them (though that was pretty fun).

But your presence was never obsolete. The after-parties to any sporting event were based on the...

14:27

Jason Taumalolo appears set to shun Kiwis and stick with Tonga "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Kiwis fans shouldn't expect Jason Taumalolo to feature in the black and white jersey again after the North Queensland wrecking ball backed the idea of Tonga playing a test in Hawaii.

Taumalolo returned to Cowboys training this week for the first time after shunning New Zealand to lead Tonga's charge through to the semi-finals of the World Cup.

Under international rules, the Auckland-born 24-year-old can change his allegiance back to New Zealand, after previously playing 10 tests for the Kiwis.

But the 2016 Dally M Medallist is expected to stick with the Island nation, who he qualifies for through his father, and looks set to line up against Samoa in the mid-season Pacific test.

An end of season test between Australia and Tonga has also been touted and Taumalolo said he hoped to feature in the historic match if it goes ahead.

"It would be a great idea," said Taumalolo.

"Taking a game overseas and expanding the game in other countries. What better way to do it than take a game to Hawaii or anywhere overseas?

"I'm fully with that decision if it happens. If it does happen, hopefully I can be a part of it.

"We'll find out soon (about my decision). We've got the Pacific test halfway through the year or whoever is playing then.

"I'm sure I'll make up my mind sooner rather than later, said Taumalolo.

SOURCE: NZ HERALD/PACNEWS

14:24

Long-toed Stint at Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve reported by Rob Morris et al on 18-01-2018 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The bird found by Ged Tranter was still present on the main body of water associating with RN Stints and ST Sands. (A scope will be very useful for seeing the bird well as it is quite shy and easy to flush even when you're being very careful).

14:15

MACKAY Sick and tired of this violence: Guilty of pub attack "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY January 18, 2018 at 05:06AM ,

Sick and tired of this violence: Guilty of pub attack

January 18, 2018 at 05:06AM ,

A DRUNK machine fitter launched an unprovoked attack on a bouncer who escorted him from a Dysart pub, headbutting and punching the man. Scott Lesley Williams ambush on the security guard landed him in Mackay Magistrates Court on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily

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MACKAY Repeat drink-driver ignored alcohol interlock condition "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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Repeat drink-driver ignored alcohol interlock condition

January 18, 2018 at 06:03AM ,

Clifford Paul Giblett, 41, faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Wednesday, and pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle without a prescribed interlock device. Police were patrolling the Bruce Highway near Rockhampton on November 26, 2017 when they pulled Giblett over, prosecutor Shelby Larcombe told the

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14:13

MACKAY Under the influence and in charge of a motor vehicle, Mackay "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY January 18, 2018 at 09:15AM ,

Under the influence and in charge of a motor vehicle, Mackay

January 18, 2018 at 09:15AM ,

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14:09

Adanis coal mine shut down for second time this week "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Adani protestor who has chained themselves to coal loading infrastructure at the Adanis Abbot Point coal terminal north of Bowen. Photo supplied.

Adanis coal mine has been shut down for second time this week by five peaceful activists chaining themselves to safely to coal loading infrastructure.

The Galilee Basin defenders put their bodies on the line in a continued effort to put pressure on both Adani and the ALP in the lead up to the first sitting of Queensland Parliament on Monday where the Labor government will decide on funding for a billion dollar loan towards infrastructure in support of low quality thermal coal expansion in the Galilee Basin.

Protester Megan Armstrong, a 47 year old Townsville resident, stated she was here to represent all the people who are against monstrous new open cut thermal coal projects and tell ALP that they need to stick to their word by vetoing a NAIF loan to Aurizon and any other interested parties. 

Mother of two, Liisa Rusanen, said,  Im taking action for my children, who face the collapse of water, food and climate systems in their lifetime.

Queensland Labor initially vetoed Adanis application for the loan however, the government has not ruled out allowing other companies, such as rail company Aurizon, the loan required to make Adanis mine and the opening of the Galilee coal basin financially viable. 

John Ross, a 68-year-old Nurseryman from Coramba, expressed concern saying We are facing a climate emergency with catastrophic disruption to human societies and our planets ecosystems to open up massive new Galilee Basin coal is an unconscionable betrayal of future generations. The ALP need make it clear that NAIF loans to any party that will further the Adani coal mine project, including Aurizon, will be ruled out.

 According to Frontline Action on Coal following the protests that shut down the coal port last Thursday Adani promised to increase security and made unsubstantiated accusations of violen...

12:26

Man stitches and locks up woman's genitalia in a brutal rape attack in Lae "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"



The accused (L) was beaten up and brought to Police station
in Lae
A man has been detained by police in Lae in relation to allegations of rape, grievous bodily harm, unlawful wounding and deprivation of privacy and liberty, PNG local newspaper, the Post Courier reports.

In a strange and brutal twist, the man allegedly had control over a woman in sexual bondage by applying a lock and key to his strange obsession.

The traumatised woman was rescued from her ordeal by the Three Mile community and police yesterday when news of the mans strange behavior came to light after the woman laid a police complaint.

Angry members of the public bashed up the man and handed him over to police with his bundle of keys.

According to a statement the woman gave to police, the man allegedly stitched her genitalia shut using cotton and needle, and later created incisions from which he used a padlock to keep her private part locked up.

Three Mile police, more used to dealing with drunks, drug dealers, careless drivers, and criminals, were reportedly shocked at the unfolding story as it is the first time many of the men in blue have heard something like this in the area of operation.

The woman from Madang province told them her genitals were sewn up and the stitches later removed only to be replaced by lock and key.

She said the key was carried around by her husbands cousin brother since December last year.

She suffered continuous abuse from the perpetrator, aged 39, from Bau village in Huon-Gulf district in Morobe Province, who wanted to take her as his wife.

The man had threatened to kill the woman with a gun, knife and axe if she reported the matter to police.

The community, fed up with the ongoing abuse by the man, came to the victims rescue.

In an interview with the victim at the police station, the women told the Post Courier the lock was still there on...

12:09

Why Wait? Wikipedia and Google Accidentally Declare Putin the Winner of March 2018 Presidential Elections "IndyWatch Feed National"

Putin accidentally declared winner of the 2018 presidential elections by Google // Screenshot by Christopher Moldes

(GV) Russias presidential elections are two months away, and while there are multiple contenders, the expectation is that Vladimir Putin will secure a fourth term handily.

On January 15, in what looked like an effort to save time or skip the nail-biting drama of counting votes on election night, Google declared Putin the winner of the March 2018 election.

A Russian-language Google search of elections 2018 resulted in the usual snapshot of the analogous Wikipedia article. Under winner there appeared a portrait of Vladimir Putin, as seen above.

This curious error came about thanks to Googles search result technology, which sometimes features information that is intended to help answer the users query. With searches like this, such information typically comes from either Wikipedia or official state government websites that Google deems to be reliable.

But in this case, the Russian Wikipedia article on the 2018 elections was anything but.

Stanislav Kozlovsky, the director for the Russian department of Wikimedia, Wikipedias parent company, explained the error in a comment to RBC, a Russian business news website:

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Someone added Putins name to the preamble of the article on the elections, after which the search engine indexed it and reflected the new variant in its results.

Wikipedia is known for its crowd-sourcing model, through which volunteer users can make substantive contributions after completing a vetting process. While they can vary from language to language, all Wikipedia sites have standard procedures in place to prevent inaccuracies like this one. But it appears that these procedures were not followed for the Russian version of the page. Whether the error was intended as a joke, or as a political move,....

11:50

What is Lorem Ipsum? Test 1 No sidebar "IndyWatch Feed National"

What is Lorem Ipsum?

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industrys standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Why do we use it?

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using Content here, content here, making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for lorem ipsum will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

Where does it come from?

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.., comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

The post What is Lorem Ipsum? Test 1 No sidebar appeared first on The Global Mail.

11:43

Extreme heat prompts calls for bill relief "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thursday, 18 January 2018
As South Australia braces for two days of extreme heat, SACOSS (the South Australian Council of Social Service) is today calling on all parties to commit to urgent reform of the energy concession to help with the high cost of electricity and so that households can afford to pay the cost of running air-conditioners when needed.
 

11:21

Councils caught up in allegations over Carmichael airport "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Contributed from Queensland

The Adani controversy has thrown up another scandal. This time it involves allegations for new corruption and publicity that are engulfing to regional Queensland councils.

Townsville and Rockhampton Councils have put up more than $34 million, for the building of an airport hundreds of kilometres away, at the Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin.

It is part of the funding deal made with the mining company. The given justification for this is that the airport will provide for thousands of jobs by making the two cities hubs for a fly in fly out (FIFO) workforce at the mine. Critics have long suggested that the project would create relatively few jobs, in an operation that will be highly capital intensive. Critics have also challenged the claim that the project will be a boon for the local economies.

And it has also now come to light that that the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission is looking into the matter for alleged corrupt conduct. It seems that the tendering process for a contractor has been somewhat less than proper.

A Toowoomba based company,  called Wagners, got the contract for the airport and this was not declared in the public list. Both had councils had said that the airport would be owned by the councils. But when Townsville businessman Philip Batty made the complaint before the Commission, the councils turned around and said that the land and  airport project were owned by Adani will not own the land and airport, which have been handed over to Adani.

The complaint was dismissed on this technicality. By not being the owners, the councils are not responsible for
contracting and the procurement process.

trhisd ruling does not mean that proper process was not followed, and it looks like there could be even more going on below the surface.

The Adani companies have a long history of corrupt practices in the countries in which they operate and there is a list of gifts and other inducements provided in Australia to decision makers. The affair over the airport certainly needs further investigation. So do Adanis other activities. Corruption is a poison that needs to be weeded out.

The post Councils caught up in allegations over Carmichael airport appeared first on The Pen.

10:55

New watchdog to investigate Canadian companies for human rights abuses "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Hilary Beaumont | Vice News | January 18, 2018

The Canadian government is creating a new watchdog to investigate human rights abuses by Canadian companies operating overseas, fulfilling a Liberal campaign promise.

Canadian companies have long faced accusations of human rights abuses abroad, including gang rapes by security guards at a mine in Papua New Guinea operated by Toronto-based Barrick Gold, and the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,000 workers who were making clothes for Joe Fresh, a brand owned by Canadian company Loblaws.

Canadian companies employ workers in developing countries to make clothing and mine materials that end up in electronics, but these mines and factories are often subject to lax regulations. When human rights abuses aris...

10:43

Tenants Demand Nuspor Investments drop Rent Increases "IndyWatch Feed National"

The post Tenants Demand Nuspor Investments drop Rent Increases appeared first on It's Going Down.

This morning a group of our neighbours from 1251 King, along with members of Parkdale Organize, travelled together from Parkdale to the uptown offices of the landlord, Nuspor Investments. We came to demand Nuspor drop the above guideline rent increase at the building. We also brought a stack of requests for repairs that have gone long neglected in tenants units.

On a Wednesday morning during business hours we arrived to find the office door locked. Our calls to the Nuspor office phone extensions went unanswered. Rather than hear from their tenants, Nuspor decided to close their office altogether.

In the lobby of Nuspors office we met and discussed next steps for escalating action against the landlord. If recent organizing by working class people in Parkdale is any indication, Nuspor will not be able to evade its tenants for long.

10:16

The writing is on the wall for Solwara 1 "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Former Attorney General of Papua New Guinea:

The writing is on the wall for Solwara 1 PNG should withdraw its investment before its too late.

Deep Sea Mining Campaign | Scoop NZ | 17 January 2018

Amid financial strife and looming litigation, Sir Arnold Amet, former Papua New Guinean Attorney General and Minister for Justice advises the PNG Government to terminate its joint partnership agreement with Nautilus, recoup its 15% stake in the Solwara 1 deep sea mining project and decline to renew the licences for Solwara 1.

For Nautilus Minerals a miserable Christmas has just flowed into an unhappy new year. A series of gloomy end of year investor updates confirmed Nautilus is unable to raise the funds necessary to complete equipment for its Solwara 1 deep sea...

09:51

Are You As Smart As A President? "IndyWatch Feed National"

During his annual physical, Trump petitioned for, and got, a test of his mental abilities. The doc says he got a perfect mark. Lets set aside that he also makes some questionable claims about Trumps shape, and accept that part as accurate. The president himself is glowing about the high marks he got.

With North Korea persisting as the major global challenge facing Trump this year, the president cast doubt on whether talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be useful. In the past he has not ruled out direct talks with Kim. Id sit down, but Im not sure that sitting down will solve the problem, he said, noting that past negotiations with the North Koreans by his predecessors had failed to rein in North Koreas nuclear and missile programs.

He blamed his three immediate predecessors, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, for failing to resolve the crisis and, a day after his doctor gave him a perfect score on a cognitive test, suggested he had the mental acuity to solve it.

I guess they all realized they were going to have to leave it to a president that scored the highest on tests, he said.

As luck would have it, the test Trump took has both a work sheet and instructions available online. I recommend you spare a moment for it, but as a teaser Ill share a few questions.

  • Indicate the right third of the space and give the following instructions: Draw a clock. Put in all the numbers and set the time to 10 past 11.
  • The examiner gives the following instructions: Tell me the date today. If the subject does not give a complete answer, then prompt accordingly by saying: Tell me the [year, month, exact date, and day of the week]. Then say: Now, tell me the name of this place, and which city it is in.
  • Beginning on the left, point to each figure and say: Tell me the name of this animal.
  • The examiner gives the following instructions: I am going to read you a sentence. Repeat it after me, exactly as I say it [pause]: I only k...

09:45

An insight into why no charges have been laid in Victoria over the Gillard AWU Scandal. Yet. "IndyWatch Feed National"

These pages are from the most recent annual report of Victoria's Office of Public Prosecutions. Yes John Cain Jr - now the man responsible for deciding what cases go to court and what crooks can walk away. With their 90% conviction metric it's now apparently the OPP rather than juries...

09:30

Charles Ortel with Utrice Leid on radio PRN in New York - indictments brewing in the Clinton Foundation crimes "IndyWatch Feed National"

Today with the GREAT @Utrice_Leid @csthetruth https://t.co/txDj230nQn Charles Ortel (@CharlesOrtel) January 17, 2018

09:22

Police Officers shot at Porgera "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

George Kakas

TWO reservists from the police unit at Porgera in Enga Province are in hospital after they were ambushed and shot by gunmen on Sunday, police said.

PNG Industry News | 17 January 2018 

The National newspaper reported that Engas acting police commander chief superintendent George Kakas said one of the reservists was shot in the leg while the other suffered a stroke when they were attacked near Wali Creek, a few kilometres from the Porgera gold mines township.

The reservists in five patrol cars were going to investigate the aftermath of a violent confrontation between two tribes when they were attacked with automatic weapons, but no major injuries or fatalities were reported, Kakas said.

He said a bullet presumably fired from a high-powered rifle penetrated a patrol car and injured the officers leg. The other...

09:03

What it really means to be Australian "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

As 26 January approaches each year, the argument over whether this day is the appropriate occasion to commemorate Australias nationhood rises. This year is no exception

Over recent times, the number of Australians calling for debate and questioning official ceremonies has been growing. There are those who feel threatened by this and dismiss any questioning as un-Australian and divisive. There is reason behind this and I will dome to this presently.

The bottom line is that if there was no problem there would be no argument.Being unprepared to accept that there is a problem is to silence a significant part of Australia. It is inherently undemocratic and divisive.

One does not have to be a dyed in the wool supporter of the Greens, to realise that the vendetta being waged against Adam Band, is part of this silencing of opinion. Last year the Yarra City Council in Melbourne got a beating for transferring its citizen ship ceremony to another date. Two other councils did the same and got similar treatment.

By standing up and breaking the orthodoxy, Bandt and the councils have spoken for many who tre being denied a voice. Throwing mud at them has been a way to avoid mentioning the real issues. It is sad that in the vindictive atmosphere, so many of our political leaders are either joining in the name calling or hiding under the nearest rock.

By the same token, those who dismiss the other important part of Australia, which is at present uncomfortable with the debate, are also wrong. We are in this together. Arriving at a solution requires the answering legitimate concerns.

What is needed is discussion on what it means to be Australian. We nee to talk about a concept of  Australian nationhood that brings ordinary Australians together and we need a vision of where we are heading to.Through resolving these issues, we will gain together, a better understanding about the appropriateness of  26 January as Australias national day.

However the date is of secondary importance. It is important because it is symbolic. Attention must be paid to what is being symbolised.

Some things need to be appreciated. The present day Australian population is made up of many parts. Even if some are challenged by the notion, the reality is that this is a land of peoples originating from many parts of the world bringing in their own cultures and traditions into the mix. Australia is...

08:47

Article: The dilemma of being sexy over the age of 45 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Maybe the Search for a Silver Fox show will challenge the young, slim, white, pretty conventional idea of beauty.

The dilemma in it is that it both challenges that idea and conforms to it by collecting people who largely fit all those requirements but with a single noticeable difference. They are predominantly white, slim, conventionally attractive and the marketing hook is that theyre older than traditional models. It could be a challenge to convention or it could just be what first year marketing students are taught to call a Point of Difference. A selling point aimed at the grey dollar.

Then we have to decide whether a clever marketing ploy cancels out the genuine benefit of making invisible people visible.

Full article here

08:43

In reclaiming our history of resistance, we can also revitalise decimated languages "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia callum indigenous xOn the bicentenary of the colonisation of New England, IndigenousX host Callum Clayton-Dixon reassesses the frontier wars

08:34

Govt slammed for NSW coal mine approval "IndyWatch Feed National"

Community groups have slammed the governments decision to approve the controversial Wallarah 2 coal mine on the NSW Central Coast, claiming they wont cease fighting to stop its development.

The underground coal mine, to be developed near Wyong, plans to extract up to five million tonnes of thermal coal a year under the Wyong River catchment which feeds the Central Coast water supply.

In its approval of the proposal, the NSW Planning Assessment Commission said the environmental impacts, including subsidence and decreased water levels, could be managed and minimised to an acceptable level.

The coal mine was first proposed in 2006 but was refused in 2011 by the then NSW planning minister Tony Kelly because of its possible effects on water quality in the region.

Anti-mining group Lock the Gate spokesman Steve Phillips says the approval proves the system is broken and has called for changes to the mining laws.

This is a risky, unwanted coal mine that threatens the safe drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of people, Mr Phillips said in a statement on Wednesday.

The mine has been knocked back by a previous state government for those very reasons. How is it possible that the mine is now approved?

Community group Australian Coal Alliance said it would consider every option available to stop the project going ahead, including going to court.

Since 2011 the application has undergone several reviews and modifications with the approved proposal including an agreement from the mine operator to provide at least 300ml of treated water annually into the catchment as compensation for any drops in water levels.

Despite saying the mine will economically benefit the community, the commission acknowledged the future of thermal coal was uncertain and unplanned early mine closure would have socio-economic and possible environmental impacts.

The commission has conceded subsidence will occur above the extraction area and the change in ground level has the potential to flood property and emergency access routes and impact built structures.But, the commission is satisfied the impacts on the surface and groundwater resources can be acceptably managed.

In addition to potential subsidence and water effects, the mine requires the clearing of 43.4 hectares of potential habitat for the vulnerable spotted-tail quoll.

NSW Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham called the decision a disgrace and said the Greens would stand with the community in opposing it.

NSW should not be approving any new coal mines, let alone coal mines that threaten vital water catchments, Mr Buckingham said in a statement.

The post...

08:30

Japan, Australia to ramp up defence ties "IndyWatch Feed National"

Malcolm Turnbull and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe are set to bond over blast-resistant military vehicles made in country Victoria as the pair forge ahead with closer defence ties between Canberra and Tokyo.

The prime minister flew into Tokyo on Thursday morning for the annual leaders talks.Mr Turnbull is expected to visit a Japanese Self Defence Forces base outside of Tokyo, where hell inspect Bushmaster vehicles, made by Thales in Bendigo, Victoria.

Japan has already purchased four Bushmasters and four more have been ordered representing Canberras biggest defence export to Tokyo.

During the visit, Mr Turnbull and Mr Abe are likely to make progress on finalising a visiting forces agreement which will be signed later this year.

The agreement sets out the legal status for military personnel visits, moving equipment and weapons.Under the deal Japanese troops could conduct military exercises out of Darwin almost 76 years after Japans air force bombed the city in World War II.

North Koreas nuclear weapons program is also expected to be canvassed during the bilateral meeting.North Korea fired two ballistic missiles over Japan last year.

Mr Turnbull is adamant economic sanctions remain the best prospect for a peaceful resolution of tension on the Korean peninsula in the near term.

Those economic sanctions are starting to bite, Mr Turnbull told reporters in Geelong on Wednesday ahead of the visit.

Trade and investment are also a key focus of the trip.Mr Turnbull and Mr Abe have been champions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, which was thrust into limbo when President Donald Trump withdrew the US.

There were hopes the agreement could be revived at the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Vietnam last year, without the US.

However, Canada threw a spanner in the works at the last moment when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to show up to a critical meeting.

Im hopeful that the work that our officials are doing, that we can get Canada to the finish line, in the not too distant future, Trade Minister Steve Ciobo told

ABC Radio on Wednesday.

But getting Canada to return to the TPP party just got more difficult as Canberra uncorks a wine war with Ottawa.

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08:29

Bannon under subpoena, refuses to talk in Russia probe "IndyWatch Feed National"

U.S. President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has refused to comply with a subpoena ordering him to answer questions from a congressional committee investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. After Bannon initially refused to answer questions at an hours-long private meeting with the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on January 16, legislators said the committee's chairman Devin Nunes authorized a subpoena during the meeting to force Bannon to respond. Even then, Bannon refused to answer questions after his lawyer conferred with the White House and was told to refuse to answer questions about the transition period after Trump was elected in November 2016 and before he took office in January 2017, or about Bannon's time at the White House, according to Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee. "This was effectively a gag order by the White House," Schiff said. A spokeswoman for Bannon did not respond to requests for comment.

Bannon under subpoena, refuses to talk in Russia probe "IndyWatch Feed National"

U.S. President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has refused to comply with a subpoena ordering him to answer questions from a congressional committee investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. After Bannon initially refused to answer questions at an hours-long private meeting with the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on January 16, legislators said the committee's chairman Devin Nunes authorized a subpoena during the meeting to force Bannon to respond. Even then, Bannon refused to answer questions after his lawyer conferred with the White House and was told to refuse to answer questions about the transition period after Trump was elected in November 2016 and before he took office in January 2017, or about Bannon's time at the White House, according to Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee. "This was effectively a gag order by the White House," Schiff said. A spokeswoman for Bannon did not respond to requests for comment.

08:23

Palestinian-American businessman, 57, is arrested by ICE in Cleveland, shocking supporters "IndyWatch Feed National"

When Amer Othman Al Adi arrived at Clevelands federal immigration offices on Tuesday morning for what he thought to be a routine check-in, agents with the Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agency immediately detained him, wrenching him from the arms of Fidaa, his wife of 29 years.

Today, the 57-year-old Palestinian-American business owner sits in the Geauga County jail awaiting deportation the first time Adi has seen the inside of a jail cell in his three decades living in the United States.

[ICE] arrested him like he was a criminal. Usually criminals have to do something wrong, Lina Adi, the second oldest of the familys four children told me.

No charges have been filed to warrant his arrest and Khaalid H. Walls, ICE spokesperson for the Northeastern region, which includes Ohio, would not say on what grounds he was detained nor the anticipated length of Adis incarceration.

Less than two weeks ago, Amer and Fidaa had been preparing to voluntarily leave the country for Jordan, cooperating with a January 7 deadline issued by immigration authorities in September. As we reported, Adi received a last minute stay of deportation much to the relief of his family and community.

In the following days, the Mayor of Youngstown declared January 6th Amer Al Adi Othman Day in recognition of his years of dedicated service to the city; Congressman Tim Ryan, who has supported Adis fight to remain in the country by introducing a private bill into Congress on his behalf every year since 2013, celebrated what appeared a victory along with friends and family at Adis Downtown Circle Hookah Bar.

Since Adis arrest, his family and supporters have scrambled for answers and fervently advocated for his release.

Speaking to reporters outside the immigration facility, immigrant rights lawyer David Leopold said he could hardly believe what had just happened.

This is a man who has played by the rules ever since he arrived in the United States. In the last several years, he has jumped through every hoop that ICE asked him to jump through. He came voluntarily to the ICE office today, accompanied by Rep. Ryan and myself, for what was supposed to be a routine check-in, only to be thrown into a jail cell and told he would be deported by force, Leopold said.

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08:12

Former Twitter Engineer: Twitter Colludes With Foreign Governments To Ban Users "IndyWatch Feed National"

A former Twitter engineer suggested Twitter works with foreign governments to ban users in their country, shows undercover footage from Project Veritas released Wednesday.

The man identified as former engineer Conrado Miranda tells an undercover journalist working for James OKeefe the company is bombarded by requests from the Chinese government, in particular, to ban users for one reason or another. He stopped short of explicitly saying Twitter complies with these requests, but the totality of the footage released makes this pretty clear.

Does the Chinese government or anybody, like, do you think they call Twitter and be, like, You need to ban anyone thats on Twitter thats from China? the journalist asks in one of two snippets of conversation released. Do they do that?

Miranda is coy, but strongly hints the answer is yes.

I cannot disclose that information, he replies.

What? Why? she asks.

I cannot disclose that information, he repeats.

Thats crazy, she says. So, that means yes?

Smiling, he replies: I did not say that.

In a second bit of conversation, Miranda appears to say outright that Twitter bans users who violate the terms of agreement, if the government puts up enough of a fuss. The terms are different in every country in which Twitter operates, he adds.

Normally does Twitter, like, say if someone in Iran calls and is, like, Hey, in our country we need these people banned so that theyre not seen,' the journalist says.

Yeah, Miranda replies.

That happens? she asks.

Yeah. We do that a lot for China, he says, adding: We are actually under constant attack from the Chinese. Like, both Chinese hackers, like, good guys and from Chinese government.

Wow, the journalist remarks.

Because sometimes they ask us to take down an account, and we dont take it down, because were, like, at the end of all it, like, anybody say, he says. And then the Chinese government, like, starts to try and hack us, and sometimes they point someone, or like yeah, we actually violated blah, blah, blah. And then, the good guys from China start attacking us. Its a mess.

Remarking on the varying terms of agreement in each country, the journalist asks, So, Twitter doesnt necessarily offer free speech around the world?

No,&#822...

08:00

January 18 On This Day in Australian History "IndyWatch Feed National"

1788 - The first English settlers arrived in Australia's Botany Bay to establish a penal colony. They found the location unsuitable and Capt. Arthur Philip moved on to Sydney Cove. England sent the first sheep along with convicts to Australia.
Yep, somewhere between today and the 20th them wot wasn't invited rocked up and crashed the party.
NOT on the 'precious' 26th.

1794 - Members of the NSW Corps rioted on Norfolk Island following a play held for the Queen's Birthday.

1815 - A residential school for Aboriginal children was opened at Parramatta with six boys
and six girls.

1816 - The ship Fanny arrived at Port Jackson with 171 convicts and news of the Battle of Waterloo.

1818 - The Great Western Road between Parramatta and Emu Ford (Plains) opened.

1825 - Hume and Hovell returned from their successful exploration overland to Port Phillip.

1830 - James, James, Morrison, Morrison commonly known as Jim...er, James Knight got hitched to 'is swee'heart called May Smith, going down in Oz History as the first married Europeans in the Colony of Westralia.
Aww, bless.
With or without the golden gown at the other end of the town.

1849 - Australia's first Prime Minister, Edmund Barton, was dropped off by the stork in Glebe, Sydney.

1863 -The Sydney to Parramatta railway extended to Penrith.

1878 - Get your backs into it boys! The Ghan Railway construction was begun.

1883 - William Burns was Hanged at Adelaide Gaol for the murder of Henry Loton at sea.

1901 - Jimmy Governor was Hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol for the murder of Helen Josephine Kerz at Breelong, on 20 July 1900. In the same incident he and Jackie Underwood also killed Mrs. Sarah Mawbey, Grace Mawbey, Percival Mawbey and Hilda Mawbey. Jimmy and his brother Joe also killed Alexander McKay near Ulan on 23 July, Elizabeth O'Brien and her baby son at Poggie, near Merriwa, on 24 July, and Keiran Fitzpatrick near Wollar, on 26 July.

1911 - A worldwide competition to design the national capital was announced.

1933 - The Aussie Cricket Board of Control was feeling slightly out of spin when they cabled the MCC to protest at the unsportsmanlike head-hunting bodyline bowling that "was likely to upset friendly relations existing between Australia and England".


1934 - Qantas Empire Airways was formed.
 QANTAS Limited and Britain's Imperial Airways (a forerunner of British Airways) formed a new company, Qantas Empire Airways Limited (QEA).

1947 - Former war artist William Dargie won his fourth Archibald Prize for a portrait painting.

1963 - A 5.4 earthquake occurred...

07:21

Market Talk- January 17, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Given yesterdays sudden reversal in US and the accompanying 20% decline in BITCOIN, Asian markets traded nervously as one would expect. Most core opened lower but that proved to be the days lows. The Hang Seng spent 95% of the day in negative territory but then in the final minutes managed a +0.25% positive close. The Shanghai index displayed a better performance intraday but also closed up +0.25%. The Nikkei could not get away from the negative sentiment even with better Machinery Orders data (+5.7%) and eventually closing -0.4%. Commodities markets but namely energy weighed on the Australian ASX forcing both a -0.55% decline in stocks but also a near +0.2% depreciation in the currency.

European markets struggled across the board. Briefly we saw a small positive print in the CAC intraday but if you had blinked you probably missed it. One common theme did emerge in that the final few minutes of cash trading, all markets declined under selling pressure. FTSE and CAC ended around -0.5% lower, whilst the DAX lost -0.65% on the day. Media and banks stocks were some of the largest decliners as many start to ponder next weeks ECB meeting in Frankfurt. Concerns surround that chances of the ECB withdrawing from their bond purchases, or at least cutting them once again by September, but looking at todays demand for Greek paper the fears look a long way off. Consumer inflation data dropped slightly (1.4% from 1.5%) has helped demand from fixed-income.

The US markets were strong already but the Beige Book highlighting almost every sector and region are pulling their weight. The concern rumoured is what the FED is hearing about inflation. There are market rumours we may see a hike this month if the stocks market continue at their current rate. Goldman was a disappointment at the open and we saw the stock down 3% at one stage. Tomorrow we will start to see some earnings report from the Technology which after Apples announcement of share offers for staff, many expect some very encouraging numbers. Apple also said they would be bringing overseas money ($245bn) back onshore ($38bn tax payment) together with adding additional jobs. Stock loved this announcement and added an additional 100 points to the already 20...

07:18

Solar Power Plant Being Built in Chernobyl "IndyWatch Feed National"



Source: Truth Theory | by Fattima Mahdi

What was once a fallout zone, after the catastrophic explosion had plagued the Ukrainian atmosphere, has now become the site for an Ukrainian-German renewable energy project called Solar Chernobyl. It will be a 1MW (megawatt) plant, with 3,800 photovoltaic panels. The structure spans two football pitches in size,"This solar power plant can cover the needs of a medium-sized village", said Yevgen Varyagin, head of Solar Chernobyl.

The company already has a 4.2MW plant in the Republic of Belarus, a neighbouring country, however, their latest Chernobyl project is one of 60 proposals recognised by the Ukrainian government since the land around the destroyed nuclear power plant was made safe for such developments. A steel shelter was constructed around the infamous nuclear plant in 2016 to contain further fall-out. In fact, Solar Chernobyl's panels had to be installed on concrete slabs as the soil is still contaminated, making drilling and digging into the ground forbidden. Despite the extra measures, building at the site proved convenient for Solar Chernobyl, as they were able to utilise the nuclear power plant's already established connection to the power grid following completion of their structure. "Bit by bit we want to optimise the Chernobyl zone," Said Yevgen Varyagin. "It shouldn't be a black hole in the middle of Ukraine."

Other companies and authorities in the Ukraine are also looking to take advantage of the wide expanse of land that was once quarantined.

Read More: South Australia Is Building The World's Largest Thermal Plant

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07:00

Folks, There is Some Effed Up Stuff Going on Right Now "IndyWatch Feed National"

These were also called meteors by the Pentagon. Folks, THIS IS F*****ING Independence day stuff.

By Jim Stone

January 17, 2018

Too many meteors

There is something going on in space. This morning there was a video of what the Pentagon declared to be a meteor, and it was obviously spacecraft flying back and forth. It was caught on a security camera a woman had set up at her house. I dont know why I did not save it, and now the video is gone from Youtube.

All I can do is describe it. There were five different spacecraft that appeared to be friendly to each other flying back and forth at about the same altitude. They appeared to be above the atmosphere at night, with the sun reflecting off of them brightly. They faded in and out, which would indicate that they were doing manouevers in space with the craft reflecting more or less sunlight depending on which way they were turned. It was OBVIOUS UFO activity. I did not think the video would be banned, but it got banned. I did not save it. Too bad.

The bottom line is that all the reports of meteors, where everything, no matter how much it cant be a meteor being called one, have to be B.S. There is something going on in space right now, and Id bet it is related to the missile alarm in Hawaii. That particular event is too well documented to have been anything other than a sub based missile launch, my question is, how exactly did the missile (or missiles) actually get destroyed?

Due to the fact that I dont have an answer for exactly how the missiles were shot down, Im not going to make any statements, but I will say there is without question open and active UFO activity going on right now that needs to be looked into. They could be ours. We all know a lot of tech is hidden but the behavior of the UFO&#821...

06:58

Sheriff Lombardo plans to encrypt all LVMPD radio traffic to block public monitoring "IndyWatch Feed National"

Laura Loomer has learned that Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo is planning to encrypt the radio communications for LVMPD in an effort to block the public from monitoring and recording transmissions

According to a source within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), Sheriff Lombardo discussed his plans to encrypt LVMPD police radio transmissions during a recent meeting with top Metro law enforcement officials, noting the need for Metro to change their radio transmission system in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting on October 1st, 2017.

During the Las Vegas shooting, recordings of police transmissions uploaded online were essential to the publics independent investigation and understanding of the attack, as well as the corroboration of information being reported by city officials in the few press conferences held by LVMPD and FBI in the days following the shooting.

On the night of the Las Vegas shooting, people from all around the world tuned into Broadcastify, the worlds largest source of public safety, aircraft, rail, and marine radio live audio streams to listen to the horror unfold live as police and emergency services responded to the scene of the Route 91 country music festival. By listening to the Broadcastify transmissions of the LVMPD police radio, citizens and journalists were able to post live updates of the shooting on social media when authorities could not give immediate answers to the public about what was taking place inside the concert grounds and the Mandalay Bay Resort. Hundreds of videos on YouTube have since been posted by MSM news outlets, independent journalists, and intuitive citizens that document and examine the police scanner audio from the night of the shooting.

The motive behind Lombardos recent interest in encrypting Metros radio transmissions is questionable since these discussions come only three months following the worst mass shooting in U.S.history.

I wouldnt be surprised if the Las Vegas casinos are pressuring Lombardo to encrypt the radio systems since on the night of the Las Vegas shooting, the public heard officers on the scanners saying there were multiple shooters at other casinos. This is now impacting the publics perception of the Las Vegas shooting investigation and the reputation of some Las.........

06:00

A Kiaps Chronicle: 16 - Telefomin "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Map 1
Our flight from Wewak to Telefomin

BILL BROWN MBE

THE CHRONICLE CONTINUES - Pamela and I had been married for a little over a month and were still in honeymoon mode when we returned to the Territory in July 1959.

The luxury of the newish, Qantas super constellation service (Sydney-Port MoresbyLae) added to the bliss but reality soon re-asserted itself with our overnight stay at the Qantas transit lodge in Lae.

The next day we flew on to Wewak, again with Qantas but this time on the fortnightly Lae-Hollandia (now Jayapura) service, falsely glorified as an international flight.

Our final destination, Telefomin, was one of the most remote government outposts in the Territory, located almost in the centre of continental New Guinea and just 66 kilometres from where the border between Papua and New Guinea met the border of Dutch New Guinea.

I was in two minds about the whole affair and about the district administration service. Like many other kiaps, I was disenchanted by the way Anderson and MacGregor at Tapini and Nolen at Telefomin had been hounded out of the Administration.

And it still rankled that I had been required to pay my fares to and from Australia when I took leave to get married, even though I had previously deferred leave on three occasions at the Administrations behest. As a result, I'd been on leave only three times in those first eight years and had missed out completely on one return fare.

I knew we would be staying a few nights with District Commissioner Bob Cole and his wife, Kay, in Wewak before flying on to Telefomin, but I had not anticipated Kay would be at the airport to greet us.

...

05:00

New study reduces uncertainty for climate sensitivity "IndyWatch Feed National"

Scientists have presented a new, narrower estimate of the climate sensitivity   a measure of how much the climate could warm in response to the release of greenhouse gases.

The latest assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that climate sensitivity is close to 3C, with a likely range of 1.5 to 4.5C.

The new study, published in Nature, refines this estimate to 2.8C, with a corresponding range of 2.2 to 3.4C. If correct, the new estimates could reduce the uncertainty surrounding climate sensitivity by 60%.

The narrower range suggests that global temperature rise is going to shoot over 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, the lead author tells Carbon Brief, but we might be able to avoid 2C. Meeting either limit will likely require negative emissions technologies that can remove CO2 from the atmosphere, he says.

The new estimate is another brick in the wall of scientists understanding of climate sensitivity, another scientist tells Carbon Brief, and the best-informed views will be reached by multiple lines of evidence.

Sensitive matter

Climate sensitivity is the amount of warming that can be expected in response to the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere reaching double the level observed in pre-industrial times.

The research makes a new estimate of the equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS)  that is, the amount of warming expected to occur once the full impact of the extra greenhouse gases release has played out. This measure includes the impact of warming on long-term climate feedback loops, which can take decades, or even centuries, to materialise.

The value of ECS is one of the big climate change questions that scientists are still trying to address.

It is important because understanding how sensitive the Earth is to CO2 could help us to estimate how much the planet could warm in response to greenhouse gases, explains Prof Peter Cox, lead author of the new paper and a climate scientist at the University of Exeter. He tells Carbon Brief:

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05:00

O'Neill & Abel start 2018 with a profligate spending binge "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The-state-is-out-of-controlPAUL FLANAGAN | PNG Economics

Read Paul Flanagans complete article here

CANBERRA Papua New Guineas 2017 supplementary budget was a good start for the ONeill-Abel government, but it then stumbled badly. Politics and presentational games overtook good economic policy.

The government has gone on an unsustainable spending binge in 2018 expenditure is K2 billion (16%) higher than the International Monetary Fund was hoping.

The fiscal implications of this unsustainable spike in expenditure are hidden through misleading revenue games. The 2018 budget assumes revenues that are K1.5 billion higher than the IMFs optimistic scenario. The IMF estimates PNG will break the 35% limit on its debt to GDP ratio.

The IMF also estimates that the deficit to GDP ratio will exceed 3%. Looking at the experience of the 2016 budget, including on-going revelations about payment arrears, the risk is that the deficit will end up being closer to 5% of GDP.

An IMF report was complimentary about treasurer Charles Abels first 2017 supplementary budget. It had hopes for an active fiscal policy continuing into the 2018 budget. They would be sorely disappointed.

The extraordinary blow-out in expenditure, backed by very unrealistic revenue expectations for 2018, severely damages the credibility of the new treasurer.

The politics of protecting constituency funding, the need to be seen to reverse the massive cuts to infrastructure, health and education in recent years as well as the high cost of hosting APEC have all contributed to this unexpected blow-out in expenditure.

The sacrificial lamb in this political budget process was revenue credibility.

As PNGs shadow treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey pointed out, the revenue estimates seem significantly inflated in terms of compliance cost returns, dividends and GST revenues.

The 2018 budget figures are very similar to the 2016 budget K12.7 billion in revenue and K14.8 billion in expenditure. Actual revenues in 2016 ended up being K10.5 billion an extraordinary shortfall of K2.2 billion.

There is a fear that this experience is about to be repeated with probably around K2 billion in unreal......

04:47

Australian Detective: Clinton Foundation Stole Millions Of Aussie Tax Money "IndyWatch Feed National"

The FBI is investigating details involving multiple allegations against the Clinton Foundation corruption and mishandling tens of millions of dollars of Australian tax payers money, according to an investigative journalist who is a retired police [...]

04:30

Black Ops Agent Claims He Was Paid To Bomb OKC in the 1990s By Deep State; Hours Later Has A Car Crash "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Aaron Kesel

Former independent Black Ops Contractor Robert Cody Snodgres took to the airwaves early last month to allege he was offered a massive $1 million dollar paycheck from the CIA to bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City prior to the mysterious deadly explosion in the 1990s, hours later he was in a serious car accident according to reports.

The 1990s 9/11, so to speak, where evidence doesnt add up was originally and officially blamed on fertilizer bombs perpetrated by Timothy McVeigh and his accomplice Terry L. Nichols.  Its a weaved web of deceit; the investigation was a cover-up in every sense of the word, and may finally get wings for exposure.

The question is why if there is nothing to hide? That question may finally be answered with Snodgres, a career Independent Contractor.

Further false flag attacks may be prevented with his stepping forward to blow the whistle on how ICs are approached to carry out these heinous acts against the American people in exchange for large sums of cash. According to Snodgres, he believes McVeigh and Nichols were patsies. (And as you will see later evidence collaborates this assertion.) Snodgres told Jeff Rense:

For over 20 years, I was an Independent Contractor (IC), specializing in sensitive, covert assignments, as well as bodyguard work. In 1994 I was given the task to blow up the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City.

This job came from an x-US military man, who told me he worked covertly for CIA. I refused on moral grounds. My strong opposition to attacking U.S. citizens on our own soil changed my status from a CIA asset into a liability, a private, Independent Contractor who knew too much,

Snodgres appeared on Jeff Renses radio show on December 4th and 5th, giving his shocking testimony stating he refused the offer to blow up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

Ironically, hours after Snodgres did the December 5th interview he was in a near-fatal car accident.
Snodgres left an audio message after the crash with further details on the incident.

Further, Snodgres discussed both the Clintons and Bushes involvement in drug trafficking, Iran Contra, and numerous other corruption by the fe...

04:26

WATCH: President Trump Explains Why He Doesnt Get the Flu Shot "IndyWatch Feed National"

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

They are calling this the worst flu season in 13 plus years and hospitals around the country are reportedly overloaded. At the same time, this years flu vaccine is said to be only 10-30% effective, depending on who you ask, and, right about half of American adults get flu shots, and around 60% of children take the annual jab.

There is international hysteria about the flu at the moment, and major news sources are reporting that more strains are the way, as the death toll rises.

If theres one thing media is good at, its creating hysteria.

Investigative journalist Jon Rappoport asks some important questions about this years flu season. Firstly, how do we know that people with the set of symptoms were calling flu, really have an influenza virus in their body? Next, is the media hype surrounding the flu more of a PR campaign than a legitimate public health warning?

when health officials begin waving red flags and raising alarms about a current viral flu outbreak, it would be more than reasonable to demand they answer questions about their past lies and deceptions. ~Jon Rappoport

Unless youre totally committed to the flu hyste...

04:15

White House official: House intel panel broke an agreement on limiting scope of questions for Bannon "IndyWatch Feed National"

  • The White House believed it had an agreement with the House Intelligence Committee to limit questions for Steve Bannon only to events on the presidential campaign, a White House official told CNBC.
  • According to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, staffers for the committee and the White House on Friday discussed the parameters of Bannons testimony.
  • Asked if negotiations over Bannons testimony are ongoing as of Wednesday morning, the official said: Theres no negotiation now, they havent engaged with us.
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Jacquelyn Martin | AP
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington.

The White House believed it had an agreement with the House Intelligence Committee to limit questions for Steve Bannon only to events on the presidential campaign, and not during the ousted former chief strategists time in the Trump administration, a White House official told CNBC.

According to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, staffers for the committee and the White House on Friday discussed the parameters of Bannons testimony. The White House emerged from that conversation believing it had an agreement to limit the questioning of Bannon just to events during the campaign, and not during the transition period or his time in the White House.

Then, hours into Bannons closed door testimony, Bannons lawyers informed the White House from Capitol Hill that the questions would extend be...

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