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Sunday, 21 January

01:36

BlackWallet Hackers Steal $400K From Users Accounts Whos at Fault? "IndyWatch Feed National"

On Saturday January 13th, a total of around $400,000 was stolen from BlackWallet users" accounts after hackers hijacked its DNS server altering the flow of money. It was stated that if you had more than 20XLM (Stellar Lumens), the cryptocurrency []

The post BlackWallet Hackers Steal $400K From Users Accounts Whos at Fault? appeared first on The Global Mail.

Investors Warming Up to Bitcoin Futures Despite Volatility "IndyWatch Feed National"

Bitcoin futures trading is a budding and increasingly attractive market for potential investors. Yet, despite the potential upside surrounding cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, many investment firms have been shying away from offering futures trading for this newly introduced, and often misunderstood, []

The post Investors Warming Up to Bitcoin Futures Despite Volatility appeared first on The Global Mail.

Is Bitcoin Legal? Scouting Bitcoins Legal Landscape Around the World "IndyWatch Feed National"

The rollercoaster of events in cryptocurrency during the past week and, indeed the last year, have been well documented. Who can forget how Bitcoin skyrocketed over the past 12 months? And, how its closest peers followed? Also, of course, how []

The post Is Bitcoin Legal? Scouting Bitcoins Legal Landscape Around the World appeared first on The Global Mail.

Market Rebounds after Cryptocurrency Bloodbath "IndyWatch Feed National"

On January 17, 2018, the cryptocurrency market almost unanimously plummeted by around 20 to 40 percent and almost erased any progress made by the industry in terms of market capitalization within the past couple of months. Bitcoin, the world"s most []

The post Market Rebounds after Cryptocurrency Bloodbath appeared first on The Global Mail.

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Saturday, 20 January

22:22

Zionist quotes reveal genocidal racism "IndyWatch Feed National"

Zionist quotes reveal genocidal racism By Gideon Polya The Anglosphere countries (the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) are variously based on genocide of the Indigenous inhabitants but in the post-WW2 era these countries variously came to terms with this genocidal racist past. Indeed Donald Trump and the lunatic right aside, it is now []

22:03

Latest Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airbus A330-200 / KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A39-006 First Visit to CQ with Missed Approach at Rockhampton Airport "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

A nice surprise visitor to Central Queensland during the afternoon on Friday 19 January with the latest to be delivered Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airbus A330-200 / KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A39-006 spotted completing a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport.  It was flying as "Dragon 10".






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20:30

Review: Why Education Alone May Not Change the Skewed Global Order "IndyWatch Feed National"

In New Wealth of Nations, Surjit Bhalla offers compelling support for education as the foundation of individual, national and global advance. But is this the only way to reduce inequality?

Democratisation of education is perhaps the most important change in the human condition. Credit: DFID - UK Department for International Development/ Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The democratisation of education is perhaps the most important change in the human condition. Credit: DFID UK Department for International Development/ Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

My father and his four brothers were born into a wealthy landowning family in rural Gujarat and all five could have lived comfortably on this inheritance. Yet, my granduncle, who managed the familys assets, decided to send all five to Mumbai for higher studies and to secure professional competence in law, medicine or accountancy. Intrigued by this, I once asked an older relative why he had chosen to do this. The answer was truly enlightening.

My father and his brothers were born rather late in the life of my granduncle and he was afraid that he would not be around to settle them in the management of the properties. He consulted a local Parsi friend who advised: Convert your fungible wealth into educat...

20:05

Protest Marches & Civil Disobedience Raise Awareness for Major Issues "IndyWatch Feed National"

We The People are speaking up ....

Are Mass Protests and Civil Disobedience Still Effective?

From an Essay by Micah Fink, Alternet, January 18, 2018

As millions prepare to return to the streets on Saturday, January 20, for a reprise of last years Womens March the largest mass protest in American history people of conscience are actively debating critical questions about the power of protest. Are mass protests and civil disobedience still effective? What are the most effective strategies for achieving lasting social change? What is the connection between protest movements and electoral politics? Do we need more marchers or mayors?

The Power of Protest, a new documentary film were launching on Kickstarter, seeks to answer these questions in the Trump era. The film will follow a year in the life of contemporary social movements like the Womens March, Black Lives Matter, Gays Against Guns, Lancaster Against Pipelines and Indivisible to see how they frame and pursue their objectives during a period of intense social turmoil leading into the 2018 midterm elections, and beyond.

We will also hear from strategic leaders of the civil rights movement, the Tea Party movement and the recent struggle for marriage equality to explore how social and technological changes are transforming what environmental activist Bill McKibben, one of our project advisers, calls the rapidly evolving new science of non-violent protest.

Case Studies in Resistance

The Kickstarter campaign weve produced offers a sample of our approach. It tells the story of a small but influential group of activists fighting to stop construction of the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline in the heart of Central Pennsylvanias Amish country.

The 184-mile pipeline is designed to carry fracked gas from the Marcellus shale fields in Northern Pennsylvania to Maryland and the Gulf Coast for industrial use and export to foreign markets. Its original route passed right through the backyard of Mark and Malinda Clatterbuck, whose house sits in a shady hollow in rural Lancaster County.

Mark, a professor of religious studies at Montclair State University, and Malinda, a Mennonite minister, are unlikely act...

19:50

Fireworks, Smokescreens And The Coming Smart Prison "IndyWatch Feed National"

 


"The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will take down the scenery, move the tables and chairs out of the way, then they will pull back the curtains and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." - Frank Zappa

"Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past." - George Orwell

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. - Plato

"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned. - Richard Feynman

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19:00

ASER 2017 Shows Indias Secondary Education Sector Is Failing to Impart Basic Skills "IndyWatch Feed National"

Merely increasing enrolment will not lead to the development of elementary skills that education is supposed to provide.

ASERs statistics have shown how the ability of grade 8 students has been consistently falling over the years, coinciding with the increase in enrolment rates. Credit: TESS India/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

ASERs statistics have shown how the ability of grade 8 students has been consistently falling over the years, coinciding with the increase in enrolment rates. Credit: TESS India/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2017 Beyond Basics was recently released and is unfortunately on expected lines. The report highlights the sorry state of education when it comes to Indias 14-18-year-olds and asks rather uncomfortable questions that policy practitioners must find answers to. In an earlier article, we had outlined some issues that have plagued Ind...

18:42

Pipit swims into view after dry Aussie crawl "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Bit of dry Aussie crawl across baked mud at Melaleuca viewing area today brought Australian Pipit closer than commonly - for a few frames.

Pity, bird didn't offer 'that' perfect pose. Then, better pose, but greater distance.


Too much greenery to allow crawl up on Horsfields Bushlark. The species can, however, be surprisingly tolerant of people walking patiently toward them. Not at all tolerant, and thus unphotographed, pair of Brown Quail and a Red-backed Buttonquail unseen till flushed from long couchgrass nearby.

18:42

Beginners Yoga Freshwater Divine Flow Yoga & Pilates "IndyWatch Feed National"

Best Yoga Studio in Brookvale, North Sydney, Manly Vale , Freshwater, Northern Beaches, Deewhy, Curl Curl & more.

16:04

Did Rights Decline as Governments Grew in Size? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Palace of the Doge Venice

QUESTION: In your study of history, would you agree with this quote? In all of history, no government became more honest, less corrupt, or respected its citizens rights more as it grew in size.

 ANSWER: I would have to agree. The only exception to that of Genoa, but it was based upon a revolving head of state (Doge) for a period of one year. Therefore, the lack of career politicians created a model state. In the case of Venice, the Doge was appointed for life. Upon his death, all his assets were frozen and then an investigation began to review all his dealings. No heir received anything until the slate was clean. As long as a government grows in size, it does so only at the expense of the people.

16:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

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15:53

University of Goroka announces Non-School Leaver and School Leaver acceptance list for 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The University of Goroka has published the Acceptance list for 2018.  The list includes both the Non-School leavers and the School leaver  in all the levels of study. 
The List include the following categories

  • PhD
  • Masters
  • Graduate
  • Honors
  • In-service
  • Post Graduate
  • Undergradaute
  • Diploma
Check the link below to download the list




15:35

Palestine,Israel, the US: How the South Pacific Countries are Selling their Votes "IndyWatch Feed National"

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?

Before Crossing in Kiribati

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.

*****

When working on my book, Oceania, travelling all over the South Pacific, I visited a Jesuit priest and the regions prominent intellectual, Francis X. Hezel. Our encounter took place in the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia...

15:35

Full Moon February 2018 Lunar Eclipse "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Thrive On News Spiritual Magazine

The astrology aspects and spiritual metaphysical meanings of the full moon February 2018 Lunar Eclipse. by psychic medium Ian Scott

The post Full Moon February 2018 Lunar Eclipse appeared first on Thrive On News Spiritual Magazine.

14:50

Alan McLay overqualified to be knighted compared to others : Sir Jerry "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"


The treatment accorded to the family and the body of the late Alan McLay by the Morobe provincial government, especially with no political leaders present at his funeral and the non-declaration of a public holiday in Morobe has not gone down well with Sir Jerry Nalau.


While the Prime Minister Peter ONeill paid tribute and Australian High Commissioner Bruce Davis flew into Lae just to attend and pay respects at McLays funeral last week, the absence of Morobe Governor Ginson Saonu and the Open Members of Parliament from Morobe was obvious.

Sir Jerry, the former Kiap, District Commission and Morobe Premier, expressed disgust and described it as a big embarrasment for the province, saying he almost announce the stripping-off of his knighthood title during McLays funeral as a sign of protest.

Sir Jerry, is a national icon, having achieved alot during the Australian colonial rule to self-governance and eventually independence, achievements which resulted in him being knighted ten years ago.

Sir Jerry admitted that most of his achievements were done with Alan McLay at his side as his assistant and advisor and McLay's highest honor was being accorded a Member of the British Empire award a few years ago.

However, Sir Jerry says McLay was overqualified to be knighted like him, compared to a good number of men who had political connections, spent less time in Papua New Guinea and gave little to the countrys development but were recommended and knighted, especially in recent years.

Its very bad, I feel sory for that, he was overlooked, many people were given awards but Alan McLay was overlooked, the man who did a lot for PNG, for Morobe province and the provincial government and the Lae City Council," Sir Jerry said.

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14:48

Join the queue "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Recent comments by Peter Dutton on Sudanese crime in Melbourne, in support of the Victorian Liberals' attempts to court that old political tart Laura Norder, underline two failures of strategy: in his portfolio, and within the Victoria Liberals in their quest for state government this November.

The end of the line

Immigration policy in Australia was set at the turn of the century by then-Immigration Minister Phillip Ruddock, backed by John Howard and his government and only ever tweaked by successive governments since then.

The first thing to say about immigration to Australia overall is that it has increased significantly this century. Where the crackdown has come, and the headlines, is in the refugee and asylum-seeker intakes.

Ruddock developed the idea of a 'queue' for refugees - yes, the world was full of desperate people fleeing war and persecution, but all that was required for such people to enter Australia was to "join the queue", fill out some forms and applications would be processed in due course. People who paid people-smugglers and arrived in Australia by boat without visas were "queue jumpers", denying places on the small (and successively reduced) quota for refugee intake to those who did all the right things and waited patiently.

Here's where Dutton has torpedoed that policy, and made himself look silly: successive Immigration ministers from Ruddock to Morrison told us there were people waiting patiently in refugee camps in Africa unable to enter Australia because bad people from the Middle East tried to jump the queue by coming here on boats. None of the people on Nauru or Manus are from South Sudan. They are people who have come here through the very vetting systems that Dutton now oversees.

If you agree with Dutton that Sudanese gangs are terrifying Melbourne, then it follows that he has failed to vet these people properly. You can't believe that Dutton, with his inflated powers as Home Affairs Minister, is keeping Australia safe if you also accept that he has waved through the very people apparently causing this mayhem. Say what you will about Daniel Andrews, his government simply has no role in immigration vetting. Why detain people at Nauru, Manus, Woodville or anywhere else when you are clearly so careless? Dutton is undermining his own narrative:
"But the short answer is that, if people haven't integrated, if they are not abiding by our laws, if they don't adhere to our culture, then they are not welcome here."
Bit late for that champ.

No journalist has called him on it. Credulous dickheads like...

14:30

Russia Ready for Migrant Bitcoin Miners Influx "IndyWatch Feed National"

Russia Ready for Migrant Bitcoin Miners Influx

Despite some indecisiveness about cryptocurrencies on the part of centralized power, Russia has been quietly preparing for a wave of migrant crypto miners from East and West. Its been said that the country has got what it takes to invite them. A third of the Soviet era power producing capacity is idling, after energy hungry industries were closed and scrapped in the 90s. Experts, home and abroad, members of the local crypto community, all agree Russia is ready to welcome bitcoin miners from China and Europe. Thats if Moscow says yes or at least doesnt say no.      

 Also read: Mining Operations Offered to India After Mixed Signals from Beijing

Russians Mean Business

Hello, Invite Chinese miners to Russia!! Excess electricity capacity 20 MW 3 rubles/kWh (0.05USD; 0.32RMB). This is just one of many ads you can find in bitcoin forums these days. With electric installation to plug in the rigs ready, internet cables stretched in a 5,000 m2 air-cooled building check, fire alarm and CCTV cameras installed, and 24/7 tech support available, Russians mean business. The country is ready and even bragging about what it can offer to miners chased beyond the Great Wall, but not only, Do you cooperate with European colleagues? a question reads when you scroll down. Ill send the contract, the answer follows shortly after.

Dozens...

14:00

Its Time to Rethink the Term LGBTIQA+ "IndyWatch Feed National"

LGBTIQA+ is a term often employed to be inclusive but it runs the risk of being so inclusive it loses all meaning.

A participant wears a LGBT flag as people take part in the Annual Mermaid Parade in Brooklyn, New York, June 18, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

The rise of sexually transmissible diseases made front-page news in The Age, which tried to make sense of the rise among gay men and heterosexual people.

This illustrates the increasingly common confusion between behaviour and identity. What is involved is sexual contact, or to use the expression common in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, the exchange of bodily fluids. Whether people involved have a particular identity, as the words used in the report suggest, is irrelevant.

Desire, behaviour and identity are distinct,...

13:30

Witnessing a Genocide: Humanitarian Workers in Rwanda "IndyWatch Feed National"

It is shocking to see, from 1994 onwards, the extent to which humanitarian workers in Rwanda became regular eyewitnesses to violence, murder and large-scale massacres.

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The genocide memorial in Kigali. Humanitarian workers in Rwanda had to deal daily with the horrors of war. Credit: Trocaire/Flickr, CC BY-ND

They are on the frontlines of any major conflict or disaster but how much is known about the daily experiences of humanitarian workers in these extreme situations? In their new book, Gnocide et crimes de masse. Lexprience rwandaise de MSF (Humanitarian Aid, Genocide and Mass Killings: Mdecins sans frontires, the Rwandan experience, 1982-97), Marc Le Pape and Jean-Herv Bradol set out to answer some of these questions. The book is also informed by Bradols experience of working for Mdecins Sans Frontires in Rwanda during the genocide. Here, they discuss their findings.

You investigated humanitarian operations in the Great Lakes region between 1990 and 1997. This was a period of extreme violence against Rwandophone populations. You specifically looked at the records of Doctors Without Borders in Paris. What did you hope to learn?

Marc Le Pape: The actual day-to-day work of humanitarian teams in situations of extreme violence is generally little known and understood. Thats why our investigations focussed on messages from the field, while most studies are far more concerned about getting the macro-political or macro-humanitarian picture. Taking a micro perspective meant we could observe the long-term evolution of operations: how, and with whom, did teams need to negotiate to launch and maintain operations?

So we looked at how these teams got information and communicated with political and military authorities, various local authorities, UN agencies in the Great Lakes region, local and international NGOs, religious leaders and people at emergency sites, in medical facilities and camps.

We also looked at the relationship between the field of operations, national capitals and the various Doctors Without Borders head offices. We tracked field accounts transmitted up the chain of command, how the organisations head offices reacted to the stories of violence, intimidation and prohibitions, and the way these were then framed and talked about publicly.

For example we examined all the documents, from internal alerts to public statements, demonstrating the gradual realisation of humanitarian workers in Rwanda in 1994 that they were witnessing the systematic, organi...

13:00

Aussie Heatwave Electricity Shortfall, Hospital Emergency Measures, Coal Blamed "IndyWatch Feed National"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova South Australia and the Australian State of Victoria learned the hard way that when power demand surges, you cant turn up the solar panels. Melbourne hospitals switch off lights as mercury rises Grant McArthur and Aleks Devic, Herald Sun January 19, 2018 7:36pm PATIENTS were left in

12:54

Anarchists: Government Shutdown Doesn't Go Far Enough : Make the Shutdown Comprehensive and Permanent "IndyWatch Feed National"

Once again, the threat of a government shutdown looms over the capital. Politicians exchange barbs, pundits wag their fingers and wring their hands, and the rest of us get up and go to work like we do every day. The news anchors demand to know: whose fault is it? What labyrinthine eleventh-hour compromise will they devise to avoid it? The rest of the nation yawns with indifference.

But we want answers! What if the government does shut down? Who will funnel our taxable income to military contractors? Who will tap our phones and read our email? Who will raid 7-Elevens and deport people? Who will indoctrinate our children? Who will stop people from driving while black? Who will build the wall?

It doesnt sound all that bad, actually. Unfortunately, the shutdown theyre talking about wont interrupt any of those things. Compared to what this country needs, its just a bit of theatrics.

So heres a different proposal for how to respond to the imminent shutdown of the US government. Lets make it comprehensive and permanent.

What better way to cut through partisan gridlock than by abolishing both parties outright? Seriously, what have they ever done for us? Two gangs of thieves and swindlers competing to boss us around and bleed us dry. Its hard to imagine a single problem that any of them can resolve better than we could on our own. They themselves are responsible for most of the issues they claim to address.

In recent years, societies around the world have discovered that the absence of a functioning government has produced remarkably little change in their daily lives. Since its prime minister quit a year ago, Northern Ireland has functioned without its elected assembly doing a thing. In Belgium, in 2010 and 2011, 589 days passed without the establishment of a government with no noticeable change in everyday life for most Belgians. Similar interludes went by in Spain and Germany with similarly insignificant consequences.

This goes to show how much of a joke democracy is in postmodern capitalism. Cybernetic bureaucracies keep capital and goods flowing while states do litt...

12:25

Frederic Slater-Hero or Villain? Reclaiming the Standing Stones Heritage "IndyWatch Feed National"

Frederic Slater-Hero or Villain?

Reclaiming the Standing Stones Heritage

By Steven & Evan Strong

Special Thanks to Richard Patterson & Erik Bower

During recent times quite a few commentators have gone to considerable lengths to cast doubt, and often ridicule, when assessing the credentials and sanity of Frederic Slater. The general consensus amongst the many later-day critics is that Slater was at best deluded, unqualified and more than likely off with the fairies." Due to his many shortcomings, it has been decided his inadequacies immediately disqualify any claims made in relation to the Standing Stones Complex.

Until March of 2017 Slater had spent 75 years suspended in total anonymity outside all avenues of mainstream press and official channels, his work and actual existence in every academic arena was censored and if it wasn"t for an invitation we knew was laden with second agendas, it would have stayed that way. From the first time the feature writer for the Brisbane Courier Mail contacted us, I immediately made it clear that our scepticism metre was running on overdrive. Despite his repeated assurances that the sacred mound would be revered and respected in the article he intended to write, we never let go of the real concern this was a very conservative paper covering an incredibly radical sacred site and advocate in the 1930"s. The content was so left-of-centre and this outlet of mainstream press was so far to the right there didn"t seem to be any middle-ground.

There was every conceivable reason demanding no further contact balanced against only one directive that insisted we agree without equivocation. When given my first ceremony by Karno and the Ramindjeri, it was made clear we had to convince using empirical evidence and logic and our primary target audience was to be those most resistant. Whether the scientists, mainstream press or even politicians, our anointed brief was constant in trying time after time to breach the wall. So we agreed to meet and in keeping with our misgivings the first issue raised by us related to why they were so supportive. Their responses sounded reassuring, but there was a hollow ring to every guarantee. Irrespective of individual dispositions, both reporter and cameraman were employees subservient to the Courier Mail"s philosophy of ridiculing anything that deviates from their brand of right-win...

12:04

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet - On Friendship" "IndyWatch Feed National"

"On Friendship"
 by Kahlil Gibran

"Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind,
nor do you withhold the "ay."
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, 
all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.

And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love 
but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill...

12:03

Thanks to New Digital Imaging Tool, Hidden Egyptian Paintings Have Finally Been Revealed "IndyWatch Feed National"

Art can reveal so much about a culture. Sadly, many of the masterpieces created throughout the centuries have been lost due to erosion and the passing of time. On a positive note, not all is lost. To determine what our ancestors painted on rocks and engraved into stone, researchers from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, developed a new imaging technique. The technology has allowed them to re-examine Egyptian art and find details that were lost over the years.

In their paper, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, the researchers describe a technique called DStretch. With this tool, they were able to analyze paintings found at Beni Hassan, an ancient Egyptian cemetery located near the city of Minya. Egyptologists have not realised [DStretchs] potential in helping us to examine and record ancient wall paintings, Dr. Linda Evans told IFLScience.

The technique was first developed in 2005 and allows digital images to be enhanced. After the remnants of paint and engravings are analyzed by three bands of RGB color, the intensity and saturation of them are improved. Essentially, the images are stretched then mapped back to normal. The resulting product reveals artwork similar to what the original looked like.

Credit: Evans et al

Artwork from Beni Hassan, which has been carved into the walls near tombs, contains scenes from daily life, such as farming, hunting, and fishing. Because the artwork is multi-colored, researchers had a difficult time determining the shades of red, brown, blue, green, black, and white used. Using DStretch, the researchers found a drawing of a herd of pigs, as well as a hoard of bats.

The most surprising outcome of the DStretch study has been the confirmation of new images of animals that are incredibly rare in Egyptian art, said E...

11:59

Scuba Diving Philippines PADI IDC & PADI Dive Courses by Sea Explorers Philippines "IndyWatch Feed National"

Scuba Diving in the Philippines: Malapascua, Alona Beach, Cabilao and Dauin we combine it all. Scuba Diving, Island Hopping and Dive Resorts in the Philippines.

11:24

Burn Fat for Fuel "IndyWatch Feed National"

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10:39

Curators from National Museum visit ninney rise "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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Rowena, Kate and Sandal at Ninney Rise
This week FoNR committee members Sandal Hayes and Liz Gallie met at Ninney Rise with Kate Morschel and Rowena from the National Museum Australia. 

They had a tour of the house and we provided oral history. Both Kate and Rowena were familiar with the FoNR website and Iain McClaman's 'The Reef a Passionate History' and expressed how valuable the website and material is as a resource.

They were impressed with Ninney Rise and very interested in the part the Ninney Rise story might play in a new dedicated exhibition at the museum on the Great Barrier Reef. 


The  exhibition will cover deep history, indigenous history and the anthropocene age, impacts of man.

FoNR was delighted to be able to provide valuable information about this important period in our local history and appreciative of the advice and material they left with us including 2 folders of excellent resource material and links to guide funding opportunities, accessioning and collections policy data etc.

They are keen to include Ellison Reef in the story. I'm sure visiting Ninney Rise and the plaque has given them a lot of material to consider.
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09:37

The Death of Papuans "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

http://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2018/01/19/editorial-the-death-of-papuans.html

2018_01_19_39100_1516324603._large.jpg EDITORIAL: The death of Papuans
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As critics among Papuans reiterate, most Indonesians care about the rich land much more than their Melanesian brothers and sisters living too far from the capital and other more developed areas.

EDITORIAL: The death of Papuans

EDITORIAL The Jakarta Post
Jakarta | Fri, January 19, 2018 | 07:59 am

Malnourished siblings Epi (left), Arfat (center) and Poma from Sarwamok in Agats district, Asmat regency, Papua, are being transferred to Agats General Hospital. The children were found on Thursday by paramedics who had been deployed in response to a recent measles outbreak. The journey from Asmats capital to Agats regency takes several hours by boat. (JP/Nethy Dharma Somba)

The woodcarvings of the Asmat people of Papua are world famous. But it has been the shocking reports of the death of over 65 infants mainly from malnutrition and measles that have turned the spotlight on the regencys health conditions. Hundreds more including several adults are being treated at a hospital in the capital Agats as medics and aid pour in.

The Health Ministry has just revived its Flying Health Care program to help address the measles outbreak and the complications exacerbated by malnutrition, including pneumonia although too late for dozens of grieving families.

The rapid response will hopefully save lives. However the warnings and reports of low immunization coverage and malnutrition reached the Health Ministry in September, officials said. What happened between September and January? Apart from low immunization coverage not only against measles many breastfeeding women were known to be malnourished.

As in the 2009 reports of famine in neighboring Yakuhimo, the remoteness of villages has been cited as one reason for difficult access to health services. Over 100 died in the highlands back then, blamed on a failed harvest, not famine, the government said. In Agats district, villagers can only reach...

09:03

The question of when human life begins is still a point of contention for some "IndyWatch Feed National"

The science has been obscured in philosophy, but the question is settled. The question of when a human life begins is a strictly scientific one and one for which the scientific community has had an empirical, internationally acknowledged answer for a very long time. For more than a century, the field of human embryology has documented that in human sexual reproduction a new, whole, individual, living human being begins to exist at "first contact" between a sperm and an oocyte/"egg" (the beginning of the process known as fertilization.) Immediately when these two mere cells make first contact and fuse, organism proteins and enzymes specific to humans are produced. One new single-cell human being with his or her own new, unique, and complete set of human DNA begins to exist. This is an internationally recognized empirical fact that has been documented by the Carnegie Stages of Early Human Embryonic Development since 1942, and updated every year since then to the present by the international nomenclature committee (FIPAT). The 23 Carnegie Stages cover human development during the eight-week embryonic period, and a new human being is represented by Carnegie Stage 1a.

08:48

FixedIt: how NOT to report on a man who murdered a woman "IndyWatch Feed National"

News.com.au have helpfully provided a perfect example of a how not to report on a man who killed a woman.

Dont write headlines giving sympathy to a murderer. He was lonely. Thats the biggest, boldest fact to report? Thats the first thing to say in the headline? Really? He killed a woman. That doesnt make him an object of sympathy. It makes him a murderer and a criminal.

Dont interview a murderers friends. Men who murder women are not evil monsters lurking in alleyways, hiding their recognisably evil faces from the world. Theyre just men. They look like other men and live lives like other men. They have friends and families and people who care about them. Those people mourn them when they die and are shocked when they kill women they claim to love. All these things are true of Brazil Gurung and none of them change the fact that he killed a woman. Murder is still murder even if the murderer had friends who liked him.

Dont make excuses for murder. Cocaine does not cause murder. Loneliness does not cause murder. Debt does not cause murder. A decision to travel does not cause murder.Ex-wives definitely do not cause murder. Devoting nearly 700 words to all the difficulties of a murders life as if they excuse or justify the fact that he killed a woman is ludicrous. Half the country is lonely. Thousands of people use cocaine. Hundreds of thousands of people in Australia have ex-spouses. These people do not commit murder. Murder is caused by one thing the decision to commit murder. Any other details should be used for nothing more than describing the circumstances.

Dont erase the victim. Amelia Blake was 22 years old. She was a person. She should have had decades to live and explore all her possible futures. In the whole article her name is used seven times and six of those are describing his life and his relationship to her. The only time she is mentioned outside  describing his life is in the last paragraph, which briefly states that her family is mourning her.

Women do not exist only as an extension of a mans life. This is not a movie where the female character is written only to move the male protagonist through a plot. This is someones life. She was real. She was a person. And he killed her. Where are the people who mattered to her in this article? Where are her friends and the difficulties of her life? What are the trials she had to overcome? It appears that none of them are important enough to ask about or report. The only story told is his story.

Murder is the ultimate vi...

08:39

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08:37

Ancient Sanskrit Reveals the 9 Rules for Being Human "IndyWatch Feed National"

One of the questions that has puzzled the greatest minds in history is What is the meaning of life?. What is our true purpose on this earth, why are we here? Chances are youll get a different answer from almost every single person. Some people believe that money will help them find the answer, so... View Article

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08:00

January 20 On This Day in Australian History "IndyWatch Feed National"

1803 - Seems Charlie Grimes popped into Port Phillip (which wasn't Port Phillip at the time but probably labouring under its own moniker now long lost in the mists of time), cast his pithy baby blues over the Mornington Peninsula and declared, "I am soooo not redecorating this place!" before tattling to Gov King how he just didn't do sandy soil for settlements.
The lack of fresh water may have had some bearing on it, too.
Best not let on to the swarms of tourists and residents of the Mornington Peninsula that its unsuitable for settlement!

1803 - Louis Freycinet, in his ship Casuarina, sailing up the larger of South Australia's two gulfs, was in the vicinity of what is now called Moonta Bay.

1841 - Jorgen Jorgensen, The Convict King and claimant to the throne of Denmark and Iceland, popped his clogs, as all men do, in Hobart.

1842 - Tunnerminnerwait was Hanged at Melbourne for the murder of two whalers at Cape Paterson.
1842 - Maulboyheenner was  Hanged at Melbourne for the murder of two whalers at Cape Paterson.
Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner were the first people to be hanged by the Government in the District of Port Phillip and were buried in an unmarked grave on the site of the now Queen Victoria Market, where there have been numerous reports of sightings of their ghosts.

1849 - The good ship...no,not Lollipop but Fortitude parked in Lower Level 2 space 3a at Morton Bay QLD with its cargo of 245 immigrants from Britain for Rev John Dunmore Lang's Cooksland cotton growing scheme. Its temporary headquarters were set up at Fortitude Valley, named after the ship which brought them there.

1854 - Fire destroyed a city block in Hobart, Tas.

1858 - The Wesleyan Chapel in Lydiard St , Ballarat, opened for business.

1863 - James Whyte replaced T.D. Champman as Premier of Tasmania.

1880 - Andrew George Scott, better known as bushranger Captain Moonlite, was hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol.

1880 - Thomas Rogan  (Bushranger) A member of the Moonlite Gang, was hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol for the murder of Constable Webb-Bowen at Wantabadgery.


1881 - Bushfires caused extensive damage to properties at Rookwood and Lidcombe in suburban Sydney.

1891 - Western Australia's first parliament opened under responsible government.

1898 - They had a proper knees up, Mother Brown at the Melbourne Town Hall with a banquet to kick off the third and (at long last!) final session of the National Australasian Convention (where the delegates agreed on drafting the Constitution Bill...but not before they dragged it out until the 17th March).
But the banquet...!
Prawn cocktail...

07:32

Hundreds evacuated as ice jams cause flooding in USA and Canada (PHOTOS) "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ice jams have caused severe problems along some rivers in north eastern USA and eastern Canada since 12 January, 2018. States of emergency have been declared and around 200 people have evacuated their homes and north eastern USA and a further 100 in New Brunswick, Canada. Heavy rain over the last few days has also caused rivers to overflow and some surface flooding. Two people died in West Virginia when their vehicle was trapped in flood water. Flood rescues were required in Pittsburgh after a major road was flooded. Ice jams in northeastern USA Media have reported dozens of ice jams along rivers in north eastern USA. Below is a short summary of some of the floods. Parts of the Connecticut River near Haddam are so blocked, ice breakers from the US Coast Guard have been called in to break the jam.

07:17

Night shift work increases the risks of multiple primary cancers in women. "IndyWatch Feed National"

PMID:  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Jan ;27(1):25-40. PMID: 29311165 Abstract Title:  Night Shift Work Increases the Risks of Multiple Primary Cancers in Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of 61 Articles. Abstract:  A growing number of studies have examined associations between night shift work and the risks of common cancers among women, with varying conclusions. We did a meta-analysis to identify whether long-term night shift work increased the risks of common cancers in women. We enrolled 61 articles involving 114,628 cases and 3,909,152 participants from Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. Risk estimates were performed with a random-effect model or a fixed-effect model. Subgroup analyses and meta-regression analyses about breast cancer were conducted to explore possible sources of heterogeneity. In addition, we carried out a dose-response analysis to quantitatively estimate the accumulative effect of night shift work on the risk of breast cancer. A positive relationship was revealed between long-term night shift work and the risks of breast [OR = 1.316; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.196-1.448], digestive system (OR = 1.177; 95% CI, 1.065-1.301), and skin cancer (OR = 1.408; 95% CI, 1.024-1.934). For every 5 years of night shift work, the risk of breast cancer in women was increased by 3.3% (OR = 1.033; 95% CI, 1.012-1.056). Concerning the group of nurses, long-term night shift work presented potential carcinogenic effect in breast cancer (OR = 1.577; 95% CI, 1.235-2.014), digestive system cancer (OR = 1.350; 95% CI, 1.030-1.770), and lung cancer (OR = 1.280; 95% CI, 1.070-1.531). This systematic review confirmed the positive association between night shift work and the risks of several common cancers in women. We identified that cancer risk of women increased with accumulating years of night shift work, which might help establish and implement effective measures to protect female night shifters. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev; 27(1); 25-40.2018 AACR.

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06:00

Directive unheeded: How young kiaps brought gavman to PNG "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Careers
1960s newspaper advertisement for cadet patrol officers & other junior PNG government officials

CHRIS OVERLAND

The greatest care is taken in selecting and building up patrols which are to penetrate an uncontrolled area and establish a new post. Only experienced officers are used in this work. New and inexperienced officers are not posted to a new area until my responsible officers are satisfied that it is under control, and only then in company with experienced officers PNG Administrators Press Release, 12 November 1953 (from A Kiaps Chronicle by Bill Brown)

ADELAIDE - The nominal restrictions on what young, inexperienced Cadet Patrol Officers and Assistant Patrol Officers were allowed to do in terms of their field operations in colonial days are of interest to me.

My first two patrols as a brand new APO in 1969-70 were in the Kukukuku country north of Kerema. This area had been officially declared "controlled' a couple of years earlier, but that control was still tenuous at best.

On neither of those patrols was I accompanied by a senior officer, other than by Assistant District Officer John Mundell for the first week of a 32-day patrol surveying a road between Kaintiba Patrol Post and Murua Agricultural Station.

John was recalled for some reason and I was left to my own devices under the wise guidance of the redoubtable Father Alex Michelod, who was helping survey the road.

The second time, I was dropped off by helicopter at a remote mountain village in the same area to coordinate efforts to deal with the Hong Kong influenza epidemic of 1969-70. On that occasion I was accompanied by two capable medical assistants and two experienced RPNGC constables.

The patrol came under threat at one point, accused of working black magic and causing the epidemic. In a roundabout way, this was partially true. After all, if PNG had been left undisturbed, maybe the flu would never have got there.

Anyway, that was the only time I felt obliged to carry a loaded revolver (a very inaccurate .38 Smith a...

05:49

The Gender Inclusivity of Diverse White Privilege Equity "IndyWatch Feed National"

Blame Shiv for this one; she posted about someone at Monsanto inviting Jordan Peterson to talk about GMOs, and it led me down an interesting rabbit hole. For one thing, the event already happened, and it was the farce you were expecting. This, however, caught my eye:

Corrupt universitiesand Womens Studies departments in particular, he saysare responsible for turning students into activists who will one day tear apart the fabric of society. The world runs on ideas. And the ideas that are in the universities are the ideas that are going to be in the general public in five to ten years. And theres no shielding yourself from it, he said.

Peterson also shared a trick for figuring out whether or not a childs school has been affected by the coming crisis: If a schoolteacher uses any of the five words listed on his display screendiversity, inclusivity, equity, white privilege, or genderthen a child has been exposed.

Whats Petersons solution for all this? The answer to the ills that our society still obviously suffers from, he said, is that people should adopt an ethos of responsibility rather than continually clamoring about their rights, which is something that weve been talking about for about four decades too long, as far as I can surmise.

Four decades puts us back into the 1970s, when womens liberation groups were calling to be able to exercise their right to bodily autonomy, to be free from violence, to equal pay for equal work, to equal custody of kids. If Peterson is opposed to that then hes more radical than most MRAs, who are generally fine with Second Wave feminism. I wonder if hes a lost son of Phyllis Schlafly.

But more importantly, he appears to be warning us of a crisis coming in 5-10 years, one that invokes those five terms as holy writ. Thats . well, lets step through it.

Diversity training started sometime before the 1980s by white male corporate managers, who were worried some of their employees didnt have the proper training or knowledge of corporate culture. Over time, employee feedback suggested including said managers as well to help weed out their biases. By the 1990s, diversity training was booming thanks to corporate interest.[1] The reasons were pretty simpl...

05:48

Wilfred Burchett, the CIA and an Attempted Bribery "IndyWatch Feed National"

On 6 February 1976, in his syndicated column in the New York Post, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jack Anderson revealed to his readers that the CIA once tried to bribe the Communist Worlds most famous newsman, Wilfred Burchett, into defecting to the U.S. for $100,000.

The attempted bribe happened in Korea in September 1953, during the talks to end the Korean War. In todays money, the CIAs $100,000 would be equivalent to $904,239.70 according to dollartimes.org. Why did the CIA try to buy my father, Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett in Korea in 1953? I dont know. But I can guess

My father confirmed the story in an article in The National Guardian (New York, Feb. 18, 1976). His answer to the offer, made by an American newsman on behalf of the CIA was Nothing doing.

I remember asking him in our home in Paris at the time: Why didnt you tell that story earlier? They accuse you of being a KGB agent, and now we learn that it was actually the CIA who wanted to buy you!

His answer was: it would have been embarrassing and damaging to the reputation of the colleague who made the offer on behalf of the CIA.

In October 1974, my father appeared in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Sydney. He was suing the editor of the Australian right-wing magazine Focus for defamation over an article which accused him of being a KGB agent. The allegations were based on the testimony of a former part-time KGB operative, Yuri Krotkov (aka George Karlin), who specialized in the sexual blackmail of foreign diplomats in Moscow. He defected to the UK in September 1963. In 1969, Krotkov/Karlin was called to testify before the U.S. Senate Sub-Committee on Internal Security and named Jean-Paul Sartre, John Kenneth Galbraith, a number of distinguished diplomats and other personalities of being in the pay of the KGB. Among those named was Wilfred Burchett.

Wilfred Burchett had been a thorn in the U.S. and Australian militaristic establishments ever since he blew the whistle on one of the greatest crimes against humanity: the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the long-term effects of atomic radiation. He went on to report the talks to end the war in Korea from the North Korean- Chinese sides. And in 1969, when Krotkov/Karlin spun his tale, he was reporting the Vietnam War from the Hanoi-Viet Cong sides. He did it openly and publicly in articles and books published and widely read all over the world.

For the people sitting on the U.S. Senate Committee before which Krotkov/Karlin testified, the anti-war movement was a communist conspiracy orchestrated by Moscow. So to have one of the most prominent journalists reporting the....

05:18

Claire G. Coleman: No, I Will Not Thank You For Your Invasion "IndyWatch Feed National"

Claire G Coleman. Photo Credit: Jen Dainer, Industrial Arc Claire G Coleman. Photo Credit: Jen Dainer, Industrial Arc Share this Post I searched the Internet for my name on a fine January morning, it can be the only way to find reviews of my work. I found my name somewhere unexpected, in an article by Keith Windschuttle in Quadrant (Australia ...

U.S. Air Force Weighs International Squadrons to Strike Terror Targets "IndyWatch Feed National"

Use of low-cost fighter planes would allow deployment of higher-tech jets to areas requiring their advanced capabilities

Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, answers questions during a news briefing at the Pentagon on Nov. 9.Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press

Jan. 19, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET

The U.S. Air Force is considering forming international squadrons of low-cost fighter planes to strike terrorist targets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, allowing deployment of higher-tech jets to areas requiring their advanced capabilities.

A new unit employing relatively inexpensive off-the-shelf aircraft could free up cutting-edge U.S. and allied jet fighters for deterrence missions in Europe and Asia, and could help relieve a critical pilot shortage the U.S. Air Force faces, military and congressional officials say.

 

As the U.S. transitions its fighter fleet to new advanced stealth planes, like the F-22 and F-35, it is confronted with the difficult cost equation of using a fighter jet that costs $150 million to buy and $35,000 an hour to fly to destroy a terrorist camp of tattered tents.

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighter aircraft refuels during an exercise over Nevada in 2016.Photo: Msgt Burt Traynor/Planet Pix/ZUMA Pres

Now, as Russia and China invest in their militaries and assert themselves more, the U.S. faces the additional problem of how and where to deploy limited numbers of stealthy warplanes to deter so-called peer competitors.

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05:03

Scientist Claims that Gut Feelings Are Caused By Our WiFi Like Connection to Other People "IndyWatch Feed National"

We all have a sense of intuition. Now, for some, it is much more intense than it is for others but it is still always there.

Where does our intuition come from though? What is causing it to do the things it does? Digby Tantam, a Professor at the University of Sheffield, has gone to great lengths to research intuition and believes he has the answers we have all been looking for.

The only real valuable thing is intuition.- Albert Einstein

He published his findings in his book The Interbrain. He seems to think that our human brains are interconnected and are able to communicate with other brains. This being done non-verbally, of course. He claims it is occurring through micro-signals that are revealing the thoughts of others.

This essentially means he thinks that our brains speak to one another through a means similar to WI-FI. He calls this connection the Interbrain and argues that it is what creates our gut-feeling because our brain on a subconscious level already knows what those around us are thinking. Does that make sense to you?

Tantam told the Telegraph as follows on his new book:

We can know directly about other peoples emotions and what they are paying attention to,

It is based on the direct connection between our brains and other peoples and between their brain and ours. I call this the interbrain.

The area of the brain that is closest to the nose os the orbitofrontal cortex. It might be there because so many of our most basic connections to other people are via smell.

People with autism are in his theory not plugged into this like the rest of us and added:

They are often able to pick up or learn what expressions mean and yet that doesnt seem to solve the problem of that lack of human connection.

Emotional contagion occurs at the speed of light, not the speed of electronic transmission. Face-to-face visual input is accompanied by sound, by gesture, by the smell of sweat, by the possibility of touch, and by a connection.

This is a highly controversial subject but I find these things to be quite fascinating. What do you think about a...

05:00

An experience on Bam Island - & some historical footnotes "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Dejected Bam evacuees in 1954 (MA Reynolds)
Dejected evacuees leave Bam in November 1954

ROSS JOHNSON

SYDNEY - Keith Jacksons report on volcanic activity in the Schouten islands brought back quite a few memories of an earlier episode when Bam islanders were evacuated in the 1950s.

These were the vivid memories of me as a 21-year old kiap memories of the return of villagers to Bam Island and my part in it and also of Tom Ellis, a mentor in my early days and a person I deeply respected and remember with affection.

I was posted to Bogia in February 1955 to take charge of the Bam Island Rehabilitation Project following the earlier (November 1954) evacuation to the mainland of the population of 500 people as a result of volcanic activity.

The rehabilitation project involved the preparation and maintenance of gardens, construction of housing and co-ordination of educational and health services.

However, despite the best efforts of all concerned, the people suffered extensively from malaria (Bam Island was malaria free) and cultural dislocation. Following several deaths, the decision was made to return the people to Bam.

In early May 1955, I took an advance party of 30-40able-bodied men back to Bam on MV Koro. The island was about a 10-12 hour voyage from Bogia. Our mission was to rejuvenate the gardens and repair housing of the three small villages on the island in readiness for the return of the villagers from the mainland.

Rabaul vulcanologist Tony Taylor accompanied our party and established a range of seismic measuring instruments (a tilt meter, seismograph and thermometers in several vents) and instructed me in their operation.

I also had with me a 3BZ teleradio on which I made twice daily reports of readings, including weather reports, to district headquarters in Madang.

I remember that before Tony Taylor returned to Bogia on MV Koro after about three days, with...

04:34

The New Bourgeoisie, Critical Theory and Jordan B Peterson "IndyWatch Feed National"

Earlier this week, clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson appeared on Britain's Channel 4 in an interview with TV journalist Cathy Newman. It didn't go well. Journalist Douglas Murray described it as "catastrophic for the interviewer", while author Sam Harris called it a "nearly terminal case of close-mindedness". Sociologist Nicholas Christakis perhaps described it best: Christakis mentions two important things about Newman. First, she seemed hostile towards Peterson, clearly going into the interview with a moral prejudice towards him. Second, she seemed unable to engage with his arguments, instead misrepresenting them ("You're saying women aren't intelligent enough to run top companies?") or taking issue with them (during a conversation about unhealthy relationships, Newman asked: "What gives you the right to say that?" Answer: "I'm a clinical psychologist.") At one point, she was rendered speechless.

04:15

What is Ripple? "IndyWatch Feed National"

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By Shawn Gordon

What is Ripple? Technically speaking, is Ripple a cryptocurrency in the mold of Bitcoin? The short answer is probably no, but that doesnt stop it from often being lumped into that same category.

What is Ripple?

Originally released in 2012 as a subsequent iteration of Ripplepay, Ripple is a real-time gross settlement system (RTGS), currency exchange and remittance network. Using a common ledger that is managed by a network of independently validating servers that constantly compare transaction records, Ripple doesn't rely on the energy and computing intensive proof-of-work used by Bitcoin. Ripple is based on a shared public database that makes use of a consensus process between those validating servers to ensure integrity. Those validating servers can belong to anyone, from individuals to banks.

The Ripple protocol (token represented as XRP) is meant to enable the near instant and direct transfer of money between two parties. Any type of currency can be exchanged, from fiat currency to gold to even airline miles. They claim to avoid the fees and wait times of traditional banking and even cryptocurrency transactions through exchanges.

How Is It Fundamentally Different From Bitcoin?

It is the validating servers and consensus mechanism that tends to lead people to just assume that Ripple is a blockchain-based technology. While it is consensus oriented, Ripple is not a blockchain. Ripple uses a HashTree to summarize the data into a single value that is compared across its validating servers to provide consensus.

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04:06

Pair of pit bull terriers severely maul 4-year-old in Melbourne, Florida "IndyWatch Feed National"

A 4-year-old child "severely mauled" by a pair of pit bulls Thursday afternoon in Brevard County was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando for treatment, police said. The incident happened about 1:15 p.m. at The Meadows mobile home park off Rolling Rock Drive near John Rodes Boulevard, just north of Eau Gallie Boulevard. Paramedics responded to the scene within minutes. "They're working on him now," Melbourne police Lt. Steve Sadoff told News 6 partner Florida Today. Three pit bull mixes were taken from the scene by Brevard County animal control, but four dogs were at the residence at the time of the attack, officers said. Police said the child suffered multiple lacerations but is believed to have non-life-threatening injuries.

04:00

Madang mulls initiating auxiliary policing to combat crime "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Bryan Kramer
Bryan Kramer MP

MEDIA STATEMENT | PNG Facts

MADANG - Madang was once known as the most beautiful province in Papua New Guinea, with its iconic landmarks such as the Coastwatchers memorial lighthouse and white sandy beaches popular with surfers and divers.

Sadly, this is not the case today because of law and order issues and the drift or rural people to urban areas where they hope and mostly fail to find work.

However, the member for Madang, Bryan Kramer MP, has vowed that the town will regain its glory days.

He said that over recent years Madangs reputation has spiralled downwards due the lack of proper approaches by the provincial government and the provinces leaders.

Mr Kramer believes that investing in more policing in the province is a way forward.

The main objective in boosting policing is to involve communities through community and auxiliary policing.

We are looking at setting up community policing units with about 10 chosen youths elected by communities, Mr Kramer said.

These young people will then go through training programs and will receive allowances from the district.

Mr Kramer added that an awareness campaign at the community level will be initiated to educate individuals and families to report information about of known trouble makers. This information will be evaluated for further action.

03:50

US Encircles Iran with 45 Bases, But Concerned With Iran in Syria "IndyWatch Feed National"

Washington D.C. (AHT) With the imminent defeat of United States-supported terrorist groups in Syria by the Syrian government, with assistance from Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran, one might reasonably think that the U.S. would finally just go home. After all, U.S. President Donald Trump wants, or so he says, to stop nation building, and put America first.

When a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked what role U.S. soldiers/terrorists would have in Syria, once ISIS was no longer a viable presence in that country, the answer was not what the questioner expected. The State Departments David Satterfield, acting assistant secretary for Near Eastern affairs, responded thusly: We are deeply concerned with the activities of Iran, with the ability of Iran to enhance those activities through a greater ability to move material into Syria. And I would rather leave the discussion at that point.

This response further obfuscates the already complicated, years-long U.S. interference in Syria. The Syrian government has been fighting a variety of foreign-supported terrorist groups for several years; ISIS has been chief among them. While the U.S. has ostensibly helped defeat ISIS in Syria, it has long been proven that ISIS fighters receive training and funding from the U.S., Britain, and other countries. The U.S. is more than willing to support both sides of a conflict since it is the worlds largest arms dealer; where there is money to be made, the U.S. is there, regardless of how totally immoral the deal might be. So it both supported and, to a lesser degree, fought, ISIS.

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03:49

Unhealthiest State Has the Best Vaccination Rate: Offits Orwellian Logic Fails "IndyWatch Feed National"

By  the World Mercury Project Team

The Unhealthiest State in America Has the Best Vaccination Rate: Offits Orwellian Logic Fails to Connect the Dots

In a Daily Beast opinion piece on December 15, Paul Offitone of the vaccine industrys most strident ambassadorspuzzles over a seeming contradiction. How, Offit wonders, could the state of Mississippi, which has the worst overall health in the nation, have used standout efficiency to achieve over 99.4% vaccine coverage in kindergartners? Rather than seriously investigate this apparent enigma, Offit presents his ready-made answer and reveals his articles true purpose. According to Paul Offit, Mississippis high vaccination rates are due to the states 1979 decision to make the governmentrather than parentsthe primary vaccine decision-maker for children.

Reflecting on the Mississippi Supreme Courts 1979 elimination of that states religious exemption to vaccination, Offit applauds the Courts position, stating, If a parent harbors a religious belief that contradicts a basic tenant [sic] of modern medicinethe state has a right to protect the child from the irresponsible acts of the parent. Offitthough a parent himselftells readers that the state-determined duty to vaccinate supersedes other parental rights. In short, Offit appears to believe that coercion is the name of the game, openly admitting that he disapproves of the 47 states that still allow parents in the U.S. to take religious, moral or personal beliefs into account when making vaccine decisions on behalf of their children.

 

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03:46

Millions of "mishandled" dollars funneled from Australian govt to Clinton Foundation now under investigation by FBI "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. "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 (we're sure) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's last year in office. 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).

03:20

Market Talk- January 19th, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed National"

A positive day for core Asia but not that convincing. You could highlight the Australian ASX as one key core that set a weaker tone settling -0.15% lower, but we also saw the Hang Seng and the Nikkei in and out of negative territory. In Japan the Nikkei was better bid in the morning session but traded heavy in the afternoon session even driving a bid back into the safe-haven Yen (110.60 last seen). It did manage a +0.2% better close but looked less than convincing. Chinas Shanghai and the Hong Kongs Hang Seng both performed the better Asian exchanges closing +0.4% higher the pair. News that the HSI has received huge cash inflow for the first three weeks of 2018, with talk that real estate is the hot sector. The Shanghai index reached its best level in nearly three years even as the on-shore Renminbi reached its 2yr high above 6.4 mark. The Dollar Index (DXY) traded heavy today as it broke the psychological 90 level in early trade. Hot topic in Asia and taken into the European session is the concern that the US government may end Friday in deadlock and that faces a potential US government shutdown. Just to address many concerns coming in, we would not expect such action to affect its credit rating.

Europe stood in stark contrast to the Asian session with a strong return across the field. Currency did weaken (Euro -0.25 and GBP -0.3%) but stocks were over 0.5% on the whole. The German DAX was the highlight (+1.15%) after strong Eurozone data hit the screens. The Current Account number came in 2bn higher at 32.5bn against the previous 30.3bn. The UKs FTSE after a weak opening found its legs and eventually closed around +0.4% higher. We did see a dip in the index after the Retail Sales number disappointed markets, so the final closing number was an outstanding effort. French President Emmanuel Macron was vocal following his visit with Theresa May. He warned that if the City wished for access to the single market, they would be expected to contribute to the EU budget! Still lots of reports that MiFID 2 is killing volume and trade. Talk is that the options volumes have almost died with many still even unsure what they are allowed to offer staff losses anticipated! Gold is seeing a bit of a bid and continues to p...

02:55

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

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 []

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

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

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Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup "IndyWatch Feed National"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

01:59

All You Need to Know About the ESTA Visa and Why Travelers to the US Need it "IndyWatch Feed National"

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If you plan on visiting the US for any number of reasons, you are probably going to need a visa. You will also require an ESTA visa, which is a digital visa that stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorization. This shouldnt be a concern as it is relatively easy to acquire. While the process is pretty straightforward, you still need to familiarize yourself with it in order to properly go about applying for your ESTA. Check out the rest of this piece in order to learn how you can get your own ESTA and become eligible for travel in the US.

Registration process

You apply for an ESTA visa by going to https://www.e-visa-usa.com/en/application. The form you need to fill in is in regards to general information about yourself, which you shouldnt find difficult to answer. This personal information is then sent over to US authorities which will run your application information against their criminal database.

Expenses

You will need to pay a few in order to submit your ESTA application, but were not talking big bucks. You will need to pay a total of $14 for the application, out of which only $4 cover the actual cost of the application. The other $10 is considered a donation to US Tourism. If your application is rejected, you will be refunded the $10, but the $4 application cost is non-refundable.

How long does it take?

You shouldnt have to wait too long for your ESTA response to kick in. You can except a response in a matter of seconds from sending out your application, but keep in mind that it might take more than that. The best way to go about it is to prepare for a lengthier response duration, so that you dont have your plans ruined by this unknown factor. It is known that the maximum waiting time is 48 hours, so it helps to submit your appl...

01:59

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

Via: ZeroHedge: 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 []

01:48

Prime Minister Abe and Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull meet in Tokyo and agree to boost defense ties "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrive at Narashino exercise field in Chiba Prefecture on Thursday. | REUTERS

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STAFF WRITERS The Japan Times

 JAN 18, 2018

Visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe agreed Thursday in Tokyo to bolster cooperation to ensure a free, open, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific region built on a rule-based order, effectively endorsing Japans strategy to keep Chinas growing military power in check in the region.

In a joint statement released the same day, the two leaders also agreed to promote deeper and broader defense cooperation this year, including exercises, operations, capacity building and mutual visits by the military forces of the two countries.

Abe has advocated a policy of pursuing a free and open Indo-Pacific region, which calls for freedom of maritime navigation and opposes any unilateral action to change the status-quo. It is widely seen as designed to urge China to rein in its growing assertiveness at sea.

Our relationship is about shared values. We are seeking to achieve the same objective as youve described as a free and open Indo-Pacific, Turnbull told reporters soon after the summit.

The two leaders reaffirmed their determination to urge member countries to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement so that it will quickly go into effect, according to the statement.

Japan and Australia have also been negotiating to conclude a new military pact that would specify the legal status of military personnel temporarily staying in each others countries for drills, and aims to simplify procedures needed for the transport of military equipment.

In the joint statement, the leaders said they underscored the importanceof such a pact and directed all relevant ministers to conclude the negotiations as early as (is) feasible.

Although Japan has a S...

01:39

China a disruptive force, says US Pacific military chief "IndyWatch Feed National"

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US Navy Admiral Harry Harris, commander of United States Pacific Command, welcoming US President Donald Trump at its headquarters in Aiea, Hawaii, on Nov 3, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) The head of the US militarys Pacific command called China a disruptive power in the Indo-Pacific region on Thursday (Jan 18) and urged countries in the area to build capabilities and work together to ensure free and open seas.

Admiral Harry Harris, known for his combative views on Beijings South China Sea expansion, was speaking at a security conference sponsored by the Indian government, where he was joined by the chief of staff, joint staff of Japan and the head of the Indian navy.

The three countries the United States, Japan and India have grown increasingly concerned about Chinas assertive military posture in the region and sought to draw closer, with Australia, in a quad of liberal democracies.

I believe the reality is that China is a disruptive transitional force in the Indo-Pacific, they are owner of the trust deficit that we all have spent the last hour talking about, Adm Harris said, referring to the discussions of the panel.

The United States has criticised Chinas construction of islands and build-up of military facilities in the South China Sea, saying they could be used to restrict free nautical movement.

China says there is no issue with freedom of navigation in the South China Sea and opposes efforts to use it as anexcuse to infringe on Chinas sovereignty and security interests.

Adm Harris said Chinas actions had caused disquiet in countries stretching from the Philippines to Malaysia and Vietnam. He said it was time countries took firmer measures to ensure maritime stability.

We must be willing to take the tough decisions to ensure the Indo-Pacific region and the Indian Ocean remain free, open and prosperous, he said.

This requires like-minded nations to develop capacities, leverage each others capabilities. Adm Harris had earlier proposed joint patrols with the Indian navy in the Indian Ocean. New Delhi, worried about a backlash from China, said no such actions were planned.

But India has begun holding trilateral naval exercises with the US and Japan that military experts say could eventually include Australia as well.

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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.

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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 its 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 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

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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.

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22:00

Open Letter To The Resistance: Why Lightworkers Attack Each Other "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Unknown Light Warrior brings us some unusual information and food for thought so we can chew the cud and figure ourselves out rather than beating ourselves up. Makes a lot of sense.  ~ BP

By The Unknown Lightworker

Quick update & preface: No show this week. Too much happening with the 144k Campaign & the Piercing The Veil Through the Global Leyline Tachyon Chamber Project. But Ill be back next week, with a VERY special guest. For now make sure you read this BREAKTHROUGH article thats being communicated to our galactic family. It was AWESOME therapy for one lady who proof-read it so it may well have the same affect on you.

Unlike my previous articles, this one will be short partly because of the urgent need for the Resistance, all other off-world groups & ET souls incarnated here for the first time to receive this intel that is proving hard for them to truly absorb process & thus understand at the real-world practical level about the real reasons why surface Lightworkers attack each other.

Henceforth in this article Ill be speaking to all off-world groups, not only the Resistance Movement.

Reason #1: Most of us are just a few lifetimes away from going dark.

As an off-worlder youll know that the Archons, were once Angels.

This is something you are aware of intellectually but it is hard for you to truly synthesize this information in a way that actually answers the question of why Lightworkers attack each other in the context of working & fighting together for planetary liberation, without having actually experienced several lifetimes here yourself

This article will allow you to finally truly understand this. Or as we on the surface put it To really get it.

Because how can any Lightworker attack another, when working and fighting side-by-side?

Its so illogical

Its so ugly

It goes against everything were striving for

...

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

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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.

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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, rule, and brutal imperialism 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.

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17:44

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

Need to take some kids somewhere to watch the MVC-WSW game tonight, looking for somewhere thatll have it on the screen. We dont mind eating in Thanks

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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...

16:00

Iowa State's Attempt To Violate Its Students First Amendment Rights To Cost State Nearly $400k In Damages "IndyWatch Feed National"

In the early part of 2017, we brought you the story of an Iowa State University student group pushing for marijuana reform in the state that was being targeted by the university for trademark infringement after the group used some school iconography on t-shirts it developed for its cause. Now we have an answer to that question: at least $350,000. The board also approved a $193,000 payment to two law firms that represented the group for their efforts to defend against the university's unsuccessful appeals, and additional legal fees for their trial work in an amount to be decided by a judge.

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.

15:11

Former Attorney-General George Brandis in effect admits bribery of Federal MPs is common place "IndyWatch Feed National"

Former Attorney-General George Brandis said in Parliament before a committee on the 24th of October 2017 that It is very appropriate for backbench members of parliament to receive remuneration from third party sources not inconsistent with their responsibility as members of parliament. Both consistent and commonplace. Some will try to spin it and say all it []

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"

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

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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

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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"

Murdoch University Western Australia

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.

The post Australia praised for same-sex marriage appeared first on Echonetdaily.

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.

04:25

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 ...

00:17

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.

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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 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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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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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

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