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Saturday, 05 March

01:03

The Exponential Revelation of Truth Wake Up World

5th March 2016 By Zen Gardner Contributing Writer for Wake Up World There are many encouraging manifestations that the truth is currently flooding in to human consciousness. They that have eyes let them see, but this is a subject worth exploring and a wellspring of encouragement to those on the path less traveled trying to help ...Continue Reading - The Exponential Revelation of Truth

01:03

Scientific Proof of Jedi Powers … and How to Develop Them Wake Up World

5th March 2016 By Brendan D. Murphy Guest Writer for Wake Up World âŹSRepeated ignorant or stubborn denial of the existence of certain powers does not keep them from existingâŹexcept for us!⏠âŹÂ Harold M. Sherman, psychic Everyone has some level of innate intuitive capability, a.k.a., Jedi powers, and this has been demonstrated repeatedly over several decades ...Continue Reading - Scientific Proof of Jedi Powers ... and How to Develop Them

00:01

Deathbed Visions, Reincarnation and the Afterlife new illuminati

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Friday, 04 March

23:55

Is poor funding of climate and health research by NHMRC political bias? asks @takvera #Auspol No Fibs

Is there a funding bias with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) when it comes to climate change and health? and particularly extreme heat and population health? Some climate and health researchers say there is a definite bias, over a number of years, against funding health and climate change related research projects. One […]

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Citizen journalist at No Fibs

John Englart has always had a strong social and environmental focus and over the past 10 years climate change science, climate policy and climate protest have become an increasingly important and primary focus of his work as a citizen journalist.

15:58

US wants Assad out for not backing Qatari pipeline: Kennedy (We) can do better

Washington’s intention to overthrow Syria's legitimate and democratically-elected President Bashar al-Assad results from his refusal to back a Qatari gas pipeline project, an attorney says. Article first published by Iranian Press TV at http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/03/03/453669/Washington-Bashar-alAssad-Qatari-gas-pipeline-project

According to an article published by Politico on Thursday, American attorney and nephew of US President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., wrote that the US decided to topple Assad after he declined to back a gas pipeline project of the Qatari government.  Article first published by Iranian Press TV at http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/03/03/453669/Washington-Bashar-alAssad-Qatari-gas-pipeline-project

The project was aimed at building a gas link from Qatar through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey to Europe.

The $10 billion pipeline project first surfaced in 2000 and the CIA went ahead with the plan until nine years later Assad announced that he would not support the pipeline initiative, a move that could grant Qatar direct access to European energy markets via terminals in Turkey.

“Soon after that the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria," said Kennedy.

“If completed, the project would have had major geopolitical implications. Ankara would have profited from rich tr...

15:29

Annual National Close the Gap Day Picnic 2016 ANTaR

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Annual National Close the Gap Day Picnic 2016 ANTaR

ANTaR will again be co-hosting the Annual National Close the Gap Day Picnic with Close the Gap campaign partners National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and Oxfam Australia. This National Close the Gap Day we will be joined by City of Sydney through Redfern Community Centre. Come along and hear from Jackie Huggins, Close the Gap Campaign Co-chair, have a yarn with community members and plant a hand for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality. 

15:14

Annual National Close the Gap Day Picnic 2016 ANTaR

Mar 17 2016

Come along and join ANTaR, National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, Oxfam Australia and City of Sydney this National Close the Gap Day and plant a hand for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality. 

Date: March 17

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Venue: Redfern Community Centre 

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13:27

a beautiful mind CounterAct

One of the things we all often try to do early in the year is get some better habits to de-clutter our minds and our workplaces, as well as our lives.

Something we often don’t give facebook credit for is the brilliant ability to informally crowd source information. Whilst Zuckerberg might be able to profit from the data harvesting he does on us all, he also gives us the ability to harvest our own friend’s brains… (that sounds creepier than intended), and when you have an activist friends network that spans continents, and are connected to some of the busiest and smartest progressive people in the country it becomes a remarkably useful tool.

So, after doing a call out for hot tips and reviewing my productivity and sanity levels going into 2016 this is the advice I got, which was so good, I promised I would share… as it has been a busy start to the years it has taken me over a month to write this article, but better late than never… here is an assorted list of personal insights, crowd sourced wisdom and useful tips for productivity and making life easier…

To manage travel

Lots of love for Skyscanner and kayak, both for comparison of flights, and Kayak also for collating information on bookings.

Jetstar flight match is great money saver for those on budgets. Check it out here and use it to get some jetstar flights lower than tiger rates (but beware you want to be certain of your booking as change fees can be a killer)

Personal and contractor admin

Freshbooks and Xero got the love for tracking hours and invoicing. Eternity for time tracking (special shout to the mate who is so organised he actually tracks his social time to make sure his work/life balance is A-OK), as well as Expensify.

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11:22

Stop WA Gov growth plans to devour remaining rare cockatoo habitat (We) can do better

The globally unique and lovable Carnaby's Cockatoo exists only in the South West of WA. They are a totem for Noongar people and a part of our shared cultural and natural heritage. But the cockatoos are endangered and we are at risk of losing them forever.

Instead of helping the cockatoos to recover, the State Governments own analysis shows the Government's Green Growth Plan would further drastically reduce the population of these beautiful birds, intelligent, social and long-lived birds.. By locking in the clearing of thousands of hectares of bushland that the birds rely on, numbers of these already rare birds would be reduced by half and the long-term survival of the population would be placed in question.

While the State Government has hailed this Plan as a great environmental initiative, the grim reality is that it will result in the deaths of thousands of cockatoos through starvation as their vital food sources are bulldozed to make way for more unsustainable urban sprawl.

The public submission period for this plan is open now. Tell them to send it back to the drawing board.
See also an ABC report on the problems associated with this WA land-grab by a developer-government. "Carnaby's Black Cockatoos at risk if Perth-Peel land-use plan goes ahead, says leaked report." Note, however, that the ABC is part of this problem because it promotes the idea that mass immigration and population growth in Australia is inevitable.

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06:17

The UN on trial: debate at the London School of Economics Antony Loewenstein

Last week in London I was an expert witness at the London School of Economics during a fascinating event putting the UN on trial. 70 years old and always controversial, prosecution and defence lawyers tried the UN and asked both a jury and large audience if the UN should continue. A number of witnesses spoke on their experiences about the UN and I principally discussed my reporting and insights from Haiti, Afghanistan, South Sudan and beyond. My comments begin at 46:28:

01:03

Noni Leaf Extract Superior To Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer (Preclinical Study) Wake Up World

4th March 2016 By Sayer Ji Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Tragically, 1.4 million die from lung cancer each year, with 1.6 million newly diagnosed. Could the humble noni leaf extract offer a more effective cancer treatment than a drug that can cost over 100,000 dollars, and improves lung cancer survival rates by only a ...Continue Reading - Noni Leaf Extract Superior To Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer (Preclinical Study)

01:03

The Real Terrorists: The .01% Wake Up World

4th March 2016 By Paul Buchheit They consist of 16,000 individuals, about the size of a crowd at a professional basketball game. The inequality horror they’ve fomented is reaching far beyond the half of the American population that is in or near poverty, for it now impacts those well above the median — those in the second highest ...Continue Reading - The Real Terrorists: The .01%

00:24

TPP: Govt accused of "willful blindness" AFTINET

3 March 2016

Economics Editor for The Age Peter Martin has questioned whether Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull - or anyone else for that matter - would mind if the TPP "fell over". 

He argues that economic modelling finds the benefits of the deal for Australia to be "almost non existent," criticises DFAT's National Interest Analysis for "merely summarising" the deal, and accuses leaders of "willful blindness." 

He is also critical of new Trade Minister Steve Ciobo's approach. He writes:

"Hillary Clinton is misguided. Her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership is based on "misinformation". Malcolm Turnbull's new trade minister says so.

The woman most likely to be the next US president, the former secretary of state who ran America's missions abroad, the woman who criss-crossed the world pressing flesh about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, knows less about it than Steven Ciobo."

Read the full article here

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Thursday, 03 March

22:11

Correcting a falsehood A.E.Brain

The state’s Human Rights Commission wants to be clear: A new rule allowing transgender people to use restrooms that match their gender identity does not permit men to undress in women’s locker rooms. The agency sent out a news release Friday responding to a recent incident in which a man undressed in a women’s locker room in Seattle. According to the news release, the man refused to leave, citing the state’s new rule about transgender restroom access, but he never identified himself as transgender. State officials said the man’s behavior isn’t permitted under the recent regulation approved by the Human Rights Commission. The new rule, which took effect Dec. 26, says transgender people in Washington can’t be forced to use a restroom or locker room that is inconsistent with their gender identity. Opponents of the rule have said the policy threatens the privacy of women and children, while providing cover for sex offenders who might want to enter locker rooms to prey on members of the opposite sex. On Friday, the Human Rights Commission characterized the man’s actions in the Seattle locker room as an attempt “to make some kind of misguided point” about the new state rule and “to make the women and girls in the restroom upset and uncomfortable.” “His behavior is inexcusable and reprehensible. And it is absolutely not protected under the law,” said the news release from the commission’s executive director Sharon Ortiz. “Men cannot go into the women’s locker room, as this man claimed he had the right to do,” the news release said. “Only women – including transgender women – can go into the women’s locker room.”
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They believe their own propaganda, you see.

A Seattle, Wash. community is in uproar after a man undressed in the women’s locker room at a local pool, seemingly to test a new rule that...

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Wednesday, 02 March

16:39

The Silent Killer: #climatechange and Public Health. @takvera reports on #HeatHealth report launch No Fibs

The Climate Council released it’s new report on climate change and heat health, on the impacts of extreme heat on public health. Nofibs reporter and climate activist John Englart was there at the Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital to document the occasion. Key findings of the report include that: 1. Climate change is a serious health […]

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John Englart has always had a strong social and environmental focus and over the past 10 years climate change science, climate policy and climate protest have become an increasingly important and primary focus of his work as a citizen journalist.

14:19

Part 22: Australia’s “irrelevant” Crimes Against Humanity – Insight into the bloody-mined role of the Administrative Appeal Tribunal. Ronald's space

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On the 1st January 2016, the Department of Human Services, aka Centrelink, electronically sent “Account payable” notifications to 73,000 welfare recipients. Since Centrelink is a party to what is legally known as a Tort, a number of court decisions, and the constitution, underscore the fact that Centrelink cannot arbitrarily determine that the other party involved in the tort is at fault. As has been pointed in the last 3 or 4 Ronald’s space posting, the determination of “the primary facts of the matter” in Centrelink’s “Account payable” tort actions is a matter for the courts to decide.

 Fortunately for the 73,000 victims of the New Year’s day abuse of power, which I firmly believe was a criminal abuse of power under s 142 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act (1995), MS. TRACIE MITCHELL of Cowra in New South Wales spat-the-dummy and fought back by posting her plight on FaceBook. Inundated with a flood of responses by other people who were also hit with what I now call “Waivergate 2016”, Ms. Mitchell took these responses to the 7 network which investigated and blew the whistle on 7th January 2016. Hank Jongen, the chief spin doctor for Centrelink, then responded by claiming that the electronic “Accounts payable” messages to 73,000 was due to a computer “glitch.”

 BUNKUM! As stated above, it is my considered opinion that Waivergate 2016 was not a “glitch” but was actually a deliberate attempt to use Centrelink’s computer system to defraud 73,000 people who were unaware of their legal rights as set out in criminal law and case law decisions.

 INSIGHT INTO THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED WHEN USING CENTRELINK’S BIASED APPEAL SYSTEM.

 I cannot emphasize...

10:12

Direct from Aleppo,Syria: News on life under cease-fire (We) can do better

Ceasefire agreement: Aleppo city is much more calmer since the beginning of the agreement, beside some violations took place the first hours of the agreement, and yesterday at 21:50, when 2 mortars shelled on the government held area, followed by ambulance sirens around 22:00. In general, so far, Aleppo city is so calmer than before. No shells, no jets in the sky, no clashes. 80% better than before.

- Situation in Aleppo province didn't change much, according to news. The terrorists attacked the liberated villages of Nobbol & az-Zahraa with rockets, but there were no casualties. In other areas of the province, fighting is still on going: SAA vs. Nusra & Da'esh; Kurds vs. Turks from the borders; Kurds vs. Terrorists; terrorists vs. other terrorists... Violations of the ceasefire are from the terrorist groups and Turkey.

- Russians recorded 15 violations in Syria in the last 24 hours. Russia said as well that Nusra terrorists were shelling mortars in Latakya province from the Turkish borders (from Turkey). The Turks are targeting the Kurds in Tell Abyad border town, claiming fighting Da'esh on the media!

- Aleppo road had been finally liberated, but needs a lot of repairing. It had damaged so badly. Aleppo was isolated for almost a week of tough fighting to take it back. There were snipers and a lot of mines.

- Prices, obviously, started to jump up because nothing was coming in to the city. Goods and fuel became expensive, part because of the road battles, and part because of the dollar rising price. The crisis traders and merchants were the happiest group of the situation! Prices will take some time till it goes down, when goods and fuel start to enter the city, a...

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Friday, 26 February

22:06

So @martycorboynats v @mirabellasophie at #indivotes, how will @Barnaby_Joyce play? @adropex reports No Fibs

The Coalition ‘Cupid Shuffle? What was Warren Truss thinking when at a recent media doorstop he singlehandedly emasculated the National Party in Victoria? For that matter, what was Sophie Mirabella thinking when, during this same media event, she deposited six years of her career in the ”can’t actually deliver” bin? Warren Truss, in the final […]

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Lesley has a keen interest in supporting sound environmental social practice, and works pro bono for Western Chances and ACF as required. She is undertaking a Masters of Science, Applied Statistics.

18:51

LGBTI versus Christians, an unnecessary war: @burgewords comments on #SafeSchools No Fibs

This is not a suffering competition for martyrs, it’s a legislative process taking place in a secular nation. THE Turnbull government has no firm plans for a public vote on marriage equality. We only know it’ll be ‘after the election’, an Abbott three-word slogan for ‘on the never-never’; and that it will be a non-binding, […]

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Michael Burge

Michael Burge

Journalist at No Fibs

Michael is a writer, editor and journalist who lives on the beautiful island of Coochiemudlo. He is passionate about LGBTI equality and emergent forms of online publishing, marketing and access for writers and artists.

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Thursday, 25 February

14:12

Fossil fuel growth centre funded while silence on Mission Innovation global commitment reports @takvera No Fibs

On the opening day of the Paris Climate conference our Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in a stylish but lacklustre speech with few new initiatives, announced support for the Mission Innovation multi-country program to research, develop and commercialise clean energy systems. “Today Australia joins with many other countries in supporting Mission Innovation which aims to double […]

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John Englart

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Citizen journalist at No Fibs

John Englart has always had a strong social and environmental focus and over the past 10 years climate change science, climate policy and climate protest have become an increasingly important and primary focus of his work as a citizen journalist.

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Sunday, 21 February

15:52

Coal train protest ends 1st week of #Leardblockade action on #coal reports @takvera No Fibs

“Red alert, red alert, keep the coal in the dirt” the protestors chanted at a blockade of coal haul trucks going to Whitehaven’s Tarrawonga coal mine while Whitehaven and Idemitsu bulldozers are lining up to devastate the Leard forest to expand coal mining. Nofibs reporter John Englart reports on the week of action – titled […]

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John Englart has always had a strong social and environmental focus and over the past 10 years climate change science, climate policy and climate protest have become an increasingly important and primary focus of his work as a citizen journalist.

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Saturday, 20 February

02:11

Beyond Paris: @takvera reports from #Wonthaggi forum on climate No Fibs

The recent Paris United Nations Conference on Climate Change resulted in a world agreement to attempt to limit global warming to 1.5°C, but is Australia doing enough? Then again, is limiting global warming to 1.5°C feasible? And what must we do to limit global warming both as a nation and individually? I travelled the 150km […]

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John Englart

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John Englart has always had a strong social and environmental focus and over the past 10 years climate change science, climate policy and climate protest have become an increasingly important and primary focus of his work as a citizen journalist.

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Friday, 19 February

21:06

Lessons from the Fracking Front Line – How #protectgloucester beat AGL by @coolmccool No Fibs

Earlier this month AGL announced that it was pulling out of the beautiful Gloucester valley in NSW and ceasing its controversial CSG (coal seam gas) operations. Although AGL maintained that it had made the decision on purely economic grounds, local environmentalists claim otherwise. The community involved in the anti-CSG campaign gathered recently in Gloucester to […]

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Jim McCool

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Jim McCool (@coolmccool ) is an IT Consultant and father of three, who has previously contributed to No Fibs on the March in March in Sydney. A keen camper and fisherman, Jim is dismayed by the threat to the Australian landscape from extreme forms of fossil fuel extraction for short term profits.

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Friday, 12 February

20:51

Greens and ALP preselect candidates for #Wills2016 #Ausvotes reports @takvera No Fibs

The 2016 Federal election is warming up in the seat of Wills, in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs. Preselection and nomination of candidates for the ALP and Greens has taken place. For some background of the seat see the Wills seat Profile I wrote in 2013. [View the story “Greens and ALP preselect candidates for #Wills2016 […]

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Citizen journalist at No Fibs

John Englart has always had a strong social and environmental focus and over the past 10 years climate change science, climate policy and climate protest have become an increasingly important and primary focus of his work as a citizen journalist.

Thursday, 11 February

22:42

Young women and @HillaryClinton, what’s it all about? @Gay_Alcorn comments No Fibs

Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright’s interventions just before New Hampshire were not just wrong-headed, they were politically disastrous. Oh young Americans, and young women in particular, what have you done? More than 80 per cent of voters under 30 in the New Hampshire Democratic primary voted for an old man who wants a revolution. And women, presented […]

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Gay Alcorn

Gay is the Melbourne editor for Guardian Australia. Politics, books, culture and whatever you want to talk about. She was United States correspondent for Fairfax during the election of George Bush as President.

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