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Wednesday, 09 March

00:01

Total Control by Television Patented: Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors new illuminati

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Tuesday, 08 March

22:45

New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Pisces – Removing the Boundaries to Our Sacredness Wake Up World

8th March 2016 By Simon Vorster & Jennifer Langstone Contributing Writers for Wake Up World Humanity has collectively come to see spirit and matter as antagonistic to each other, and so, believing we must choose one over the other — the spiritual or the earthly — we have become embedded in an unresolveable polarity that keeps us ...Continue Reading - New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Pisces ⏠Removing the Boundaries to Our Sacredness

21:10

The “war on drugs” in Guinea-Bissau translated into French Antony Loewenstein

Late last year I visited Guinea-Bissau in West Africa to investigate the country’s role as a key drug smuggling hub between South America and Europe. I published a number of stories about it including in Foreign Policy.

Leading French website Ulyces is committed to translating investigative stories from across the world and bringing back the tradition of financially supported journalism. They’ve translated my Foreign Policy story (with more to come) and I’m happy that French speakers can now read my work around the globe. Here’s a taste (more here):

Nous nous trouvons à Bissau, capitale de la Guinée-Bissau. Les quartiers généraux de la police judiciaire, l’agence du gouvernement chargée de mener la guerre contre les drogues dans le pays, sont situés dans une rue poussiéreuse, au beau milieu de cette capitale d’Afrique de l’Ouest étonnamment silencieuse. À l’intérieur se trouve l’unique laboratoire d’analyse des drogues du pays, un ajout récent dû à l’augmentation du financement de l’Union européenne, qui vise à endiguer le flot de narcotiques qui traversent en permanence les frontières du petit État africain.

17:16

Andrew Greenwood and Westall - a 1966 audio recording. Unidentified Aerial Phenomena - scientific research

Hi all,

Introduction
 
The University of Arizona's special collections area, has a collection of the late Professor James E McDonald's papers, including his work on UAP.
 
Part of the UAP collection are 110 compact discs containing audio recordings; including 18 discs with interviews by McDonald when he was in Australia in 1967.
 
Melbourne colleague Paul Dean and I, with the assistance of a long-term US researcher, are working towards acquiring copies of these 18 discs, a few at a time. So far, we have gathered a selection of recordings concerning the April 1966 Balwyn photograph.
 
A  previous blog brought you a summary of an audio recording about a reported sighting on 24 April 1966, involving the Australian Army. Paul and I, plus others, are trying to locate further information on this incident.
 
Today's post
 
Today's post, features information about the 6 April 1966, Westall High School incident, gained from the contents of another audio recording found in the McDonald collection. This one, was an audio letter from an Australian researcher to McDonald, following that researcher's interview, in mid 1966, of Westall High School science teacher, Andrew Greenwood, t...

16:13

Animal homosexuality documentary, male and female land and same-sex marriage (We) can do better

According to recent scientific research, more than 450 different kinds of animals engage in homosexual activity. St Thomas Productions has taken this research, and combined it with never-before- seen film footage, to produce this compelling and groundbreaking documentary. Animal Homosexuality explores the various ways homosexuality is expressed in the animal kingdom through courtships, affection, sex, pair-bonding and parenting. A covert revolution has been taking place in nature, and has gone unnoticed until now. With the help of scientific research, international stock footage and location shoots all over the world, Saint Thomas re-examines and revises the fundamental paradigms of nature.

This ground-breaking video on homosexuality interests me personally most for the light it sheds on sexual division of territory and herds and the role of marriage in land-tenure. From dolphins through sheep through impala and bears, many other species live separate lives except for mating time. Thoughtful people will ask themselves when bonobos, gorillas and chimpanzees began to live in mixed-sex territory. Orangutans still don't. And when did we humans?

This multi-species homosexuality documentary was published on Jan 8, 2016 on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYdcvRe7ox8 Authors : Bertrand Loyer, Jessica Menendez, Stéphane Alexandresco [1]

The documentary also sheds much needed light on the nature of marriage and land-tenure

This ground-breaking video on homosexuality in...

16:03

Self determination will reduce the suicides The Stringer

Indigenous Suicide – Self-determination is a protective factor against suicide; so why rescind that from us? Our country which we all form part of, is richly layered with all different walks of life. We all bring with us multitude of experiences because of where we have had to walk and the path laid down to […]

15:50

Suicide – the toll should be more than just news The Stringer

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released their latest statistical narrative on suicides. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples it is increasing. Governments need to respond to the crisis, translate this pressing issue into a national priority. According to the ABS, 2014 reported an increase. There were 422 deaths of Aboriginal and Torres […]

15:31

Suicide The Stringer

Suicide is a leading cause of death and a public health concern. On average two and half thousand Australians suicide each year. Globally, on average, suicide takes more lives than all forms of violence combined – war, civil strife and homicides. On average seven Australians suicide each day. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, the […]

01:03

The Future of DMT Research Wake Up World

8th March 2016 By Luke Sumpter Guest Writer for Wake Up World N-dimethlytryptamine, or DMT, is a psychedelic tryptamine that is structurally similar to serotonin. DMT occurs throughout nature in many plants, animals and the human body. DMT is a powerful visual psychedelic which results in short-acting yet intense effects when smoked. However when used in ...Continue Reading - The Future of DMT Research

01:03

The Top 10 Most Restrictive, False and Dangerous Religious Beliefs Wake Up World

8th March 2016 By Makia Freeman Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Religion has caused a lot of unnecessary pain to mankind, despite whatever truth and good intentions their followers may hold. Restrictive, false and dangerous religious beliefs abound throughout the world, and dominate the mainstream teachings of organized religion. Some of these dangerous religious beliefs fool you into ...Continue Reading - The Top 10 Most Restrictive, False and Dangerous Religious Beliefs

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Monday, 07 March

19:31

Victoria, once garden-state, now overpopulated - Kelvin Thomson's speech to PPLVic (We) can do better

An ecologist and an economist are swept off a tall building by a sudden gust of wind. The ecologist is horrified, but notices that the economist seems unperturbed as they plummet towards the ground. Why are you so calm, he asks? The economist replies, "because demand will create a parachute"? Economists, rather than ecologists, have been in the driver's seat concerning public policy for many years now, and I think there are plenty of signs that we are at risk of being swept off our tall building.
[This article contains the text of Kelvin Thomson MP's latest speech, to Protectors of Public Land Victoria Inc on the occasion of their 2016 AGM. It's full title is "Victoria, once the garden state, is now headed for population overload: how we are failing the next generation."]


According to the 2013 Victorian State of Environment Report the historic clearing of native vegetation in much of Victoria has resulted in the widespread loss of habitat and the decline of many species. Victoria is the most cleared state in Australia with nearly two-thirds of Victoria's landscape now modified for agriculture and urban purposes.

This, combined with ongoing pressures from further clearing, habitat fragmentation, altered hydrology, inappropriate land-use and fire regimes, and invasive species, puts enormous stress on land and biodiversity across Victoria.

Healthy land and biodiversity are essential for all Victorians. They provide vital services such as clean air and water, control of pests and fertile soil, and help to regulate our climate. These are n...

18:18

Seven Australian Army tanks encounter UAP. Unidentified Aerial Phenomena - scientific research

Hi all,

Background

Long term Australian UAP researchers will be aware, that in the state of Victoria, April 1966 was an extraordinary month for some spectacular encounters. I know of the following fascinating observations from just the first six days of the month.

2 April 1966. Balwyn, Melbourne suburb. Visual and photographic observation of a "bell" shaped object.

3 April 1966. Tullamarine, Melbourne. Radar observation of an object by a Department of Civil Aviation employee.

4 April 1966. Bourkes Flat. Light seen in a paddock. Bending of car's headlights. Depression in paddock found.

6 April 1966. Clayton South, Melbourne suburb. Mass sighting of a "dome shaped" object near the ground. Some witnesses reported two, others, three objects. At least one ground marking reported, but accounts vary as to where it was precisely located.

 
Tanks
 
In a blog post, dated 3 July 2013, I reported on a much lesser known, but possibly more spectacular, incident than the four above.

In that post, I mentioned that in a listing of audio recordings held by the late US researcher, Professor James E McDonald, I came across a recording labelled "Military tank sighting 24 April 1966."
 
In an attempt to learn more about this incident I consulted the National Archives of Australia's RecordSearch database. I located file series AWM 288, control symbol R723/1/1 titled "[1 Armoured Regiment] Reports -...

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Wednesday, 02 March

14:19

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

Centrelink glitchIt is my considered opinion that, as a Lay advocate, in 2014 I participated in an appalling failure of justice during an AAT appeal.

Please note that I am a school teacher, not a lawyer, and my personal opinion, for whatever it is worth, is that if you get hit with one of Centrelink’s  “Account payable” demands, you are probably the victim of a fraudulent civil rights violation and the most appropriate response that you can make  is to refer Centrelink’s “Account payable” demand to the police citing “Abuse of Power” fraud under Section 142 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act.It is also my recommendation that you avoid appeals through the federal governments appeals tribunal system, e.g. the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, as you may find that your civil rights are ignored by this non-constitutional appeal system.

[Note the short link to this posting is: http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-u2    ]

BACKGROUND to the ‘Waivergate 2016’ rip-off:

On the 1st January 2016, the Department of Human Services, aka Centrelink, electronically sent “Account payable” notifications to 73,000 welfare recipients. [See the URL link below for details:]

http://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/centrelink-sorry-for-computer-glitch-that-affected-73000-families/news-story/e59444029d37fb98456c898cdd8e65ae

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Wednesday, 10 February

14:00

SACOSS urges further savings for water consumers SACOSS

The South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) cautiously welcomes the decision by ESCOSA to deliver savings for SA Water consumers in its Draft Decision but urges the Commission to go further.

“The Regulator’s Draft Decision is a welcome step in the right direction. Under this Decision, consumers can look forward to lower water bills which will be a huge relief from the high prices South Australian consumers currently pay”, said Ross Womersley, SACOSS Executive Director.

“The regulator is being positive in its response to SA Water’s improved productivity and efficiency. We commend ESCOSA for providing the right incentives for this efficiency. However, SACOSS still believes there are more savings to be had, particularly around the calculation of the cost of debt.

“In our submission to the regulator, SACOSS raised the issue of the potential for a $225 million windfall for SA Water under its proposed approach to setting the cost of debt. We are very concerned that the regulator has supported this approach in its Draft Decision.

“SACOSS intends to maintain our call for a transitional rather than immediate introduction to the new method for setting the cost of debt. SACOSS estimates this transitional approach will deliver around $80m in savings in the first year compared to what is being proposed by the regulator.

“SACOSS intends to closely review the ESCOSA Draft Decision and provide further scrutiny on the capital and operating revenue being considered.

“SACOSS is also are aware of the importance of the next phase once the determination is finalised and SA Water then decides how to recover its revenue through its pricing structure. We look forward to working closely with SA Water on this....

Thursday, 04 February

22:56

Cost of Living: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Price Increases in the Last Decade SACOSS

The South Australian Council of Social Service today released its Cost of Living Update for the December Quarter 2015, including a snapshot of which prices had gone up most and which had gone up least in South Australia over the last ten years.

The best products were “audio, visual and computing goods and services” whose prices went down by 49% over the last decade (although usage and expenditure may have increased). The “ugliest” commodities, that is, those whose prices went up by more than double the general inflation rate included tobacco, gas, water, property rates, education and medical services. Electricity prices were 8th on the “ugly” list. (See below).

SACOSS Executive Director, Ross Womersley said,

“There were a few surprises in the list, but the most important thing to realise is that these price increases do not affect everyone equally. That is particularly the case with utilities, and in fact many of the “uglies”, whose price increases impact more on low income households because they spend proportionately more on those goods and services.”

“In fact, our report shows that over the last ten years, the cost of living for households relying on income support payments has gone up by more than the general inflation rate.

As a result, a single person on Newstart supporting two children is $10-$16 a week worse off in real terms than a decade ago.”

“By contrast, wage and salary earner households also faced cost of living pressures, but with some respite in recent years their purchasing power is about the same as it was a decade ago.”

“This is another blow for households living on hopelessly inadequate...

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