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Saturday, 30 December

22:01

Little Egret, Greater Sand Plover fight for last bite "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"




Last days of 2017, last days of action on, around and over the last two pools as Townsville Common wetland hardens under baking sunny days - which may last past January. So, bit of pressure for last of prey, as above with Little Egret flexing muscles and wings and things to see off fleeing rival.



21:48

PERTH Stolen car collides with 4WD on wrong side of road after police chase in Perths north "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Stolen car collides with 4WD on wrong side of road after police chase in Perths north .

December 30, 2017 at 02:07PM .

Christmas Day and had two different false number plates attached to it. The Parmelia man has been charged with stealing, failing to stop, reckless driving, no authority to drive, and driving with false or forged plates. He was refused bail and was due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/crime/stolen-car-collides-with-4wd-on-wrong-side-of-road-after-police-chase-in-perths-north-ng-b88702518z&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHYdWREBiy4auqwWnWsP1wn-8VwzQ

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21:48

PERTH Cops catch man who led wild chase through Perth suburbs "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Cops catch man who led wild chase through Perth suburbs .

December 30, 2017 at 02:52PM .

Police have arrested a man who led officers on a wild vehicle chase through Perths northern suburbs during which he smashed a stolen car into a ute driving in the opposite lane. Video released of the incident by police shows an officer with service pistol drawn arresting the driver while another officer

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/western-australia/cops-catch-man-who-led-wild-chase-through-perth-suburbs-20171230-h0bmgb.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEnZ4hl-KrIUvUQYVV7wEhd_xtTKA

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PERTH Police officer knocked out in Ellenbrook scuffle "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Police officer knocked out in Ellenbrook scuffle .

December 30, 2017 at 04:56PM .

A 20-year-old man from Ellenbrook and a 22-year- old man from Aveley have been charged with a range of offences including assaulting a public officer, were refused bail and are due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on Sunday. A 22 year old man from Heathridge was charged with assaulting a

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.theage.com.au/wa-news/police-officer-knocked-out-in-ellenbrook-scuffle-20171230-h0bn6h.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGnIwy3vJkBPmzIpGgbOj3ykzf4rw

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PERTH WA cops bashed, one knocked unconscious "IndyWatch Feed National"

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WA cops bashed, one knocked unconscious .

December 30, 2017 at 01:45PM .

A 20-year-old man from Ellenbrook and an 22-year-old Aveley man have both been charged with assaulting a public officer, assaulting a public officer while in company and obstructing public officers, refused bail and will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on Sunday. A 22-year-old man from

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/perth-cops-bashed-one-knocked-unconscious/news-story/f692d974733c27aaf348510a30d24efa&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHXjkMYktrp8nQwvPhFUHMbeB9UFQ

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PERTH Cops attacked by men in Ellenbrook "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Cops attacked by men in Ellenbrook .

December 30, 2017 at 02:07PM .

A 20-year-old man from Ellenbrook, 22-year-old man from Aveley and 22-year-old man from Heathridge have been charged with assaulting a public officer. They are due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court tomorrow, Sunday December 31. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/crime/cops-attacked-by-men-in-ellenbrook-ng-b88702530z&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEChM-pfwKR84koVAqICsSOCBIZ0Q

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PERTH Car crash during WA police airwing chase "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Car crash during WA police airwing chase .

December 30, 2017 at 02:03PM .

did not have a current drivers licence, police say. A 31-year-old Parmelia man has been charged with car theft, failing to stop, reckless driving, no authority to drive and driving a car with false number plates. He has been refused bail and is scheduled to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday.

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/12/30/14/59/car-crashes-with-another-in-wa-cop-chase&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFWC26c_kDWke-3iu94ydHLxBfeZw

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21:22

Tanya Levin Hillsong public enemy no 1 How Hillsong pursued Tanya for two years using NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione a close friend of Brian Houstons police force "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Christian atheist Tanya Levin, Pastor Brian Houstons nemesis

 

Tanya Levin is Hillsong public enemy no 1.

Tanya wrote a book criticising Hillsong and has gotten up their nose for a long-time now.

Tanya went to the big annual Hillsong Conference in Homebush, Sydney a couple of years ago and did some interviews of people attending, outside the venue.

Hillsong had paid for NSW Police to be there and to sort out any issues or dissenters. I doubt they had much to do except target Tanya and try to help Hillsong to get rid of her once and for all.

Below is an article from 7 May this year about how NSW Police, on behalf of Hillsong, pursued Tanya for two years. That is, Hillsong used NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione a close friend of Brian Houstons police force to try to sort out Tanya.

Its a stretch to say, like the article below implies, that Andrew Scipione was directly involved with the Tanya Levin matter, which is highly unlikely. The reality is that once you off-side NSW Police and get charged, its hard to get rid of the charges unless you have an good able barrister.

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20:37

Americas endless, invisible wars "IndyWatch Feed National"

Americas endless, invisible wars Damon Linker REUTERS/Lucas Jackson December 28, 2017 I wonder how many Americans could accurately answer the question of how many wars the United States is currently waging. Leave aside the pesky details you know, like an accurate list of the countries where American forces are engaged, the strategic case for []

20:34

I must be getting old "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

You know, I have said many times that I live out here in the Mallee in splendid isolation and indeed, not having a neighbour within approx one kilometre from me and then only on occasion (it is a retreat house from the city), I have come to expect and enjoy that relaxed atmosphere that

The post I must be getting old appeared first on The AIM Network.

19:56

Blogging 2017 : A Summary "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

January The year began with some reflections on the May 2016 Coburg protests in light of Andy Blundens criticisms in Arena; New Yawk-based neo-Nazi and host of The Daily Shoah (for which The Convict Report is the local version) Mike Continue reading

19:54

Cher Just Addressed Those Sydney Mardi Gras Rumours "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Cher has all but confirmed she will be headlining Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 40th anniversary celebrations in March next year.

The post Cher Just Addressed Those Sydney Mardi Gras Rumours appeared first on QNEWS.

18:30

The Economists Who Stole Christmas Project Syndu "IndyWatch Feed National"

How might opposing schools of economic thought  from neoclassical and Keynesian to Libertarian and Marxist, view Christmas presents? Levity aside, the answer reveals the pompousness and vacuity of each and every economic theory.

ATHENS To welcome the New Year with a cheeky take on the clash of economic ideologies, how might opposing camps representatives view Christmas presents? Levity aside, the answer reveals the pompousness and vacuity of each and every economic theory:

Neoclassicists: Given their view of individuals as utility-maximizing algorithms, and their obsession with a paradigm of purely utility-driven transactions, neoclassical economists can see no point in such a fundamentally inefficient form of exchange as Christmas gift-giving. When Jill receives a present from Jack that cost him $X, but which gives her less utility than she would gain from commodity Y, which retails for $Y (that is less than or equal to $X), Jill is forced either to accept this utility loss or to undertake the costly and usually imperfect business of exchanging Jacks gift for Y. Either way, there is a deadweight loss involved.

To continue reading go to the Project Syndicate (free) site here

18:23

New Federal Attorney General Christian Porter - he's a former DPP Prosecutor and was WA's Attorney General "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Federal Government has a few injustices to fix. It's up to the new Attorney General to do it. This is an extract from Christian Porter's maiden speech to the WA Parliament in 2008: In the area of crime and punishment, I am a true conservative. Having worked and lectured...

17:43

Will the sky fall in if pokies are removed? "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"


The sky will fall in if pokies are removed from regional Tasmania???

The impending devastation will be obvious from the figures. A close look at say the Braddon electorate, will reveal all, surely? Its the most regional of the Tasmanian electorate, the most distant from the States two casinos and currently home to 730 or 30% of EGMs outside casinos.

Alas the figures fail to give any support for Federal Groups doomsday predictions.

Treasury modelled the effects of EGM removal for the recent parliamentary inquiry. Unbundling the model and introducing the latest figures for player losses from the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission for venues gives a detailed look at Braddon.


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No. Pubs  
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17:13

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Dec. 30, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Dec. 30 2017

Compiled 10:49 pm EDT 29 Dec. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Judy Note: It is my opinion that the CIA's black operations including their funding of ISIS and mind control experiments that have raped, tortured and murdered children since the beginnings of the agency at the end of World War II, funneled US Taxpayer dollars through the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland.

The BIS was also known to run 60 Central Banks that were responsible for 95% of the world's GDP, making it the sole progenitor of the world's fiat money supply.

One Central Bank was the US Federal Reserve Bank which controlled the US taxpayer monies. Funds allocated by the Obama administration for the Syrian Rebels (i.e., ISIS) were directly wired to the Federal Reserve from the BIS.

Blackmailing those in Congress to vote for such henious acts was accomplished through an international drug-gun running and child kidnapping exploitation ring also funded by our US taxpayer dollars, along with monies from Saudia Arabian princes (23 of whom were arrested last Nov.).

Obama appeared to promote such corruption via the U.S. Congress so that in the event of an ISIS-spawned biological pandemic affecting hundreds of millions of people, the US would take blame for what the CIA in Switzerland was ultimately responsible. https://truthernews.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/isis-endgame-how-and-why-the-cia-inswitzerland-created-isis-as-cover-for-nuclear-and-biological-terror-attacks/

Since the beginning of the US monetary system in the early 1800s these hard earned US taxpayer dollars-turned-blood-money has been paid through the Vatican and British Crown...

17:05

Surveys: 73% of Russians Will Increase Crypto Investments "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Surveys: 73% of Russians Will Increase Crypto Investments, 49% Want Crypto As Gifts

A recent survey shows that 49% of Russians want to receive cryptocurrency as gifts, with a large percentage specifying bitcoin. As cryptocurrencies grow in popularity, another survey reveals 73% of Russian investors expect to increase their cryptocurrency holdings next year.

Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales

49% Want Crypto Gifts

Russian technology portal Hi-Tech Mail conducted its traditional pre-New Years poll on what gifts Russians want to receive. With over 20,000 respondents participating, the company found:

When answering the question about the desire to receive a cryptocurrency as a gift, the opinions of the respondents were equally divided: 29% [said they] would be happy with such a prospect, another 20% specified that it must necessarily be bitcoin.

Meanwhile, 51% of respondents said they prefer to receive something else such as smartphones and other gadgets.

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17:00

The Weekend Quiz December 30-31, 2017 answers and discussion "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Here are the answers with discussion for this Weekends Quiz. The information provided should help you work out why you missed a question or three! If you havent already done the Quiz from yesterday then have a go at it before you read the answers. I hope this helps you develop an understanding of modern monetary theory (MMT) and its application to macroeconomic thinking. Comments as usual welcome, especially if I have made an error.

Question 1:

When the government matches its deficit with debt-issuance it changes the portfolio of wealth held in the non-government sector. The impact on purchasing power is equivalent to a leakage from the expenditure system (akin to taxation, saving or imports) which reduces the expansionary impact of the government deficit spending.

The answer is False.

It is true that taxation, imports or saving are all leakages from the expenditure system which reduce the expenditure multiplier effect of exogenous spending such as government expenditure. Please read my blog Spending multipliers for more discussion on this point.

However, the same does not apply to debt-issuance.

The mainstream macroeconomic textbooks all have a chapter on fiscal policy (and it is often written in the context of the so-called IS-LM model but not always).

The chapters always introduces the so-called Government Budget Constraint that alleges that governments have to finance all spending either through taxation; debt-issuance; or money creation. The writer fails to understand that government spending is performed in the same way irrespective of the accompanying monetary operations.

They claim that money creation (borrowing from central bank) is inflationary while the latter (private bond sales) is less so. These conclusions are based on their erroneous claim that money creation adds more to aggregate demand than bond sales, because the latter forces up interest rates which crowd out some private spending.

All these claims are without foundation in a fiat monetary system and an understanding of the banking operations that occur when governments spend and issue debt helps to show why.

So what would happen if a sovereign, currency-issuing government (with a flexible exchange rate) ran a fiscal deficit without issuing debt?

Like all government spending, the Treasury would credit the reserve accounts held by the commercial bank at the central bank. The commercial bank in question would be where the target of the spending had an account. So the commercial banks assets rise and its l...

17:00

Have You Ever Wondered Why Your Blood Is Red? "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

By Dr. Mercola

The range of color in nature is amazing. Hues of all colors may be found in animals as a form of camouflage, protection, sexual behavior and even communication. Some animals are even translucent in order to improve their ability to escape predators.1

In the human body, color is an important way to differentiate tissues, organs, bones, tendon and muscle. Pathologists have a unique need to be aware of color differences as this sometimes translates into pathological processes that require identification for appropriate treatment. These color differences are evident in gross examination. In microscopic evaluation, cells often appear colorless.

In an effort to help pathologists differentiate the colors of healthy and abnormal tissue and to answer the question why human organs have different colors, researchers from MD Anderson Cancer Center wrote a review article.2 Their objective was to start answering these questions and establish a groundwork of knowledge from which further study can grow.

Color variations may have been the foundation of the humorism theory of disease, prevalent in ancient times.3 This theory was systematized in ancient Greece and central to the teachings of Hippocrates. It continued to influence medical practice well into the 1800s. Although initially integrated into medical practice, the four humours also found a place in psychological evaluation4 and in Shakespearean analysis of personality.5

How You See Color

This short video explains the small portion of light on the color spectrum that is available to the human eye and how we perceive specific colors. Your brain interprets color based on the wavelength of light transmitted from your retina to your brain. As light passes through your eye, it hits color cells called cones.

Your eye has three color cones that enable you to see a variety of color based on how the wavelengths are mixed. Your cones can see green, blue and r...

16:43

Yearly Review 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Im not sure I can make it all the way to the midnight fireworks, I said to my friend Kate, as we spoke earlier today about plans for New Years Eve in Sydney, where we have tickets to the celebration at Barrangaroo. Dont worry, she said, Ill bring a blanket, and if we need to, []

16:39

Changes for the better in relations between the PRC and the ROK? "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

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The end of 2017 may be distinguished by identifiable changes in the policy of Beijing relation to the states of the Korean peninsula: if in the North Korean direction after the sixth nuclear test of 2017 there is a tightening of the screws, then in relation to the ROK there are to be some indulgences. The matter even came on the visit of Mun Zhe Ying to China.

First, let us look back the level of relations between the PRC and ROK before the thaw and how much it affected Seouls wallet.

Until a certain moment, the PRC used severe economic measures to put pressure on the ROK connected with the problem of THAAD. The discourse went about the ban on cultural content (South Korean pop stars or TV series produced by the ROK did not appear on television), complicating the working conditions of South Korean companies and limiting the flow of tourists.

Periodically, the parties were disrupted by insults: for example, in September 2017, the Global Times made very insulting remarks against the Koreans, saying that they had, Eaten too much Kimchi, by deciding on the deployment the US missile defense. Koreans took offense, and the newspaper Choson Ilbo wrote an angry answer.

The level of official contacts was not high. As you can recall, after the sixth nuclear test of the DPRK, Mun Zhe Ying actively called almost all the leaders of major powers, from Putin to Abe or Merkel, lobbying the American draft resolution. However, before Xi Jinping, he somehow did not get through, because it is alleged that the PRC president ordered not to bring them together.

However, mostly it was about informal sanctions, because no one officially introduced them, but in fact there was a creation of the maximum number of obstacles. So, the number of passengers on flights between the airports of the ROK and China, performed by South Korean carriers, amounted to 1,120,000 people in July 2017, which is 45.2% less than a year ago. The number of Chinese tourists in the ROK also decreased by 65.7% after air carriers began to cancel some of the flights to South Korean airports because of a reduction in the number of passengers, and the Chinese authorities since March 15, 2017, banned their travel agencies to sell group trips to the ROK . In addition, even individuals were forbidden to sell tours to the ROK at low prices and inc...

16:36

Amazon, Bitcoin, Corruptocrats, Driving Events, Fake-news, the Gardener and Harvey (A morsel from 2017) "IndyWatch Feed National"

Saeed Noori in a white SUV about to collect the man with an orange shirt, 21 December 2017. You can always rely on Channel 7 to disclose the footage (as they did with the Bryant interviews). But why is the CCTV footage 2 hours out? (Fix the cameras. It should read 16:40:01)

by Dee McLachlan

2017 was the year that I started the series on Humanity in Crisis, covering: Government Secrecy, What the Money Printers Are Re...

16:01

China Eliminates Taxation For Foreign Companies Investing in China "IndyWatch Feed National"

China has responded to global competition that is exploding in the wake of the Trump Tax Reform. While domestic news in the USA continues to bash the tax reform on class warfare, the rest of the world is trying to come to terms with what Trump has set in motion. Chinas response is to allow foreign companies complete tax-free busi9ness on any profits they reinvest in China upping the stakes. Their position was stated by the Ministry of Finance and it is designed to foster the growth of foreign investment, improve the quality of foreign investment, and encourage foreign investors to continuously expand their investment in China. The tax exemption applies retroactively from January 1st, 2017 beating Trump at his own game once more. Foreign companies who have paid taxes in China for 2017 will be refunded.

Domestically, companies in China are already complaining about rising costs that are caused by raising taxes. They have warned that this could lead to production relocations. The standard corporate tax rate is 25% in China. In order to benefit from the newly announced tax rebates, foreign companies have to meet several requirements. These include direct investment in industries promoted by the government in Beijing. Also, the money must flow directly to the companies.

The tax game is now afoot. The big loser will be Europe because they are far more entangled with the socialist agenda than anyone else with New Zealand and Australia fighting for second place in the uncompetitive tax burden race to the top.

16:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00005 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 1.90 AUD
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15:59

#2 TOP IA STORY OF 2017: Why Barnaby Joyces private life is a matter of public interest "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

#2 TOP IA STORY OF 2017: Why Barnaby Joyces private life is a matter of public interestThe mainstream mediocre and the Canberra Press Gullery claimed there was a convention not to report on the private lives of politicians. Thank goodness for IA columnist Jennifer Wilson, who expertly incinerated this idiotic absurdity in a remarkable October article that gathered close to 50,000 individual readers. read now...

15:56

Nothing could come between Julia and Bruce's stories - except for these hotel bills, Telecom records and Ralph Blewitt "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Ralph's getting in the way of a good bulltish story again! I'm publishing a very small part of a trove of information about the extent of Ralph Blewitt's conversations with Julia Gillard at home - or whoever was answering Ms Gillard's home phone at the time. 8 October 1994 -...

15:50

Le Fare ~ Meridian Resort ~ Noumea "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Over our many trips to Noumea we've been avoiding resort restaurants, but the Meridian's beach-side location and the non-hotel vibe made it worth a stab. plus there were rumours of good food and pussycats. You can waddle along the road to get there but it's nicer to waddle along the beach. This little strip of beach is a real locals' hangout too. ...stop when you get to Gilligan's hut.

15:46

Mining coup in Queensland removes public objection rights "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

We Build The Future

Mining coup in Queensland removes public objection rights

S2tfgdsp 1411349881.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1A test pit for the Alpha Coal Mine proposed by GVK Hancock, which was successfully challenged in the Land Court. Such a challenge would not be allowed under Queenslands new mining laws.
Lock the Gate Alliance/Flickr, CC BY

Chris McGrath, The University of Queensland

The Queensland government has recently removed long-standing public rights to object to mines.

In shades of the Bjelke-Petersen era, Queensland mines minister Andrew Cripps made fundamental changes one minute before the bill was passed by the Parliament at 11:57pm, just shy of midnight.

The changes broke promises that Cripps had made repeatedly from the outset of public consultation on the bill and during debate in Parliament that public rights to object to large mines would be retained.

The changes sparked blistering criticism. Queensland Country Life...

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15:43

There are 1.8 million people looking for work in Australia; immigration rate is unsustainable "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

by the ABC and Cairns News

Net migration of 245,400

Australias immigration rate has become unsustainable now that 1000 additional people entered the country each day up to June 2017.

Treasurer Scott Morrison is correct when he says there were 371,000 new jobs created over the past year.

Australias population swelled by 388,000 in the year until June which is more than 1,000 people being added to our population every day.

However, it doesnt necessarily make life any better for the people who live in the country and arguably, makes it a lot worse.

This is more people competing for jobs and housing, pushing down wages and pushing up property prices.

Australias population growth is extraordinarily high when compared to our global peers, at 1.6 per cent per year.

This is more than double the rate of the US, nearly three times the rate of the UK, and four times the rate of France.

On current projections, Australia will hit 38 million people by 2050.

This high rate of population growth is driven mostly by high immigration.


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15:13

Climate Policy Refugees: Trump Energy Policies Tempting Foreign Companies to Relocate to the USA "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova News has emerged that a high level delegation from Pennsylvania quietly visited Australia this month, offering hard pressed Aussie businesses relocation packages and asylum from Australias insane green energy policies. US state of Pennsylvania spruiks power to entice Aussie firms The state of Pennsylvania has sought to

15:04

Ok. Ive Had Enough "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

Your man Spartacus was enjoying a sunny WEB (well earned break) in the lovely NSW Central Coast when this morning the clouds formed and the rain started to fall; both actually and metaphorically.

Spartacus should really know better than to read Peter Van Onsellen in the Oz, and he would have left it be were it not for fellow Catallaxian Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus.

The subject du jour is female quotas in the parliamentary Federal Liberal Party.  Here are the 2 key contributions:

Spartacus does not generally use this forum to comment on the contributions of other Cats, but this is beyond the pale.  LQC PVO is a doctor and not a mister.  And he is not just a doctor, he is a professor.  The University of Western Australia says so.  Thus, his views carry the imprimatur of our tax dollars.

Otherwise LQC, you are right on the money in what you have written and I cannot disagree with your analysis. But if I may add my 2 shekels on top.

Gender quotas are the linguistic re-engineering of affirmative action so lets just call it for what it is:

the policy of favoring members of a disadvantaged group who suffer or have suffered from discrimination within a culture.

It is a policy that does not work (see the writings of Thomas Sowell) and in fact does plenty of damage.  But this new variant is not really about favouring a disadvantaged group.  Its not about all women or disadvantaged women.  Its about giving a leg up for already senior and successful professional women.  It is a workplace politics metastasis.

This is not about more female lawyers or female political party members or female accountants.  This is about more female QCs/SCs or law firm partners or public board directors.  And more women into parliament and cabinet.

PVO, in his analysis, espouses several examples of rhetorical sophistry, the...

14:58

Living at the End of an Age "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

By DR. K.R. BOLTON

Turning and turning in the
widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre
cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed,
and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction,
while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity 

W. B. Yeats, The Second Coming

Apocalyptic literature and prophecies are found throughout history. But as the world has not ended, our modern day smug intelligentsia imbued with a belief in progress and the Darwinian concept of history that sees a march of humanity scoffs at such notions. Dr. A. R. Wallace, a leading Darwinian scientist of the Victorian era, in a book optimistically entitled The Wonderful Century (1898), wrote of this as the best of all times:

Not only is our century superior to any that have gone before it but it may be best compared with the whole preceding historical period. It must therefore be held to constitute the beginning of a new era of human progress1

The philosopher-historian Oswald Spengler predicted the decline of the West in the aftermath of World War I. The word most commonly used to describe him, even by his admirers, was that of a pessimist. Does one, however, become a pessimist to acknowledge the mortality of organisms, and acknowledge they have life cycles that end in death? Such is life; such is history. Spengler explained:

I see in place of that empty figment of ONE linear history the drama of a number of mighty cultures, each having its own life; its own death Each culture has its own new possibilities of self-expression which arise, ripen, decay and never return. I see world history as a picture of endless formations and transformations, of the marvellous waxing and waning of organic forms The professional historian on the other hand, sees it as a sort of tapeworm industriously adding to itself one epoch after another.2

Entitling the first chapter of his treatise on alchemy The Plurality & Duality of Civilisations, Julius Evola Spenglers Italian translator states:

Recently in contrast to....

14:58

The Dawning Aeon of the Child: Personal Thoughts & Reflections "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

By JAMES WASSERMAN

In 1904, while visiting Cairo with his wife Rose, the English occultist Aleister Crowley received a text known as The Book of the Law via direct voice transmission. He described its author as a messenger from the forces ruling this earth at present. Three one-hour sessions over a three-day period resulted in 220 verses announcing a New Aeon with a New Law for mankind a changing of the guard of the spiritual hierarchy ruling the planet. The Book of the Law proclaims a new era in ethics, morality, culture, and science.

Crowley insisted The Book of the Law proved the first postulate of religion, the existence of Higher Consciousness independent of the human brain and body. He would spend the next 43 years of his life explaining and proclaiming its message and significance in all his writings.

An inspiring, mysterious, and poetic text, devotees of The Book of the Law interpret its message as the sole rule and guide of their lives. Many have found it fulfils that role admirably, never failing to provide insight and direction when called upon.

We must then ask ourselves: What does the inauguration of a New Aeon mean? I remember a cynical comedian from my childhood. He called himself the Old Philosopher and had recorded a funny rant on a 45rpm record, mocking the celebrations of the New Year. His pitch was something like, New what? New worries, new problems? Id rather have out with the New and in with the Old because I am familiar with the Old! I remember laughing with my parents as I first became aware of the irony of the dual-edged nature of progress. Looking at the New Aeon from my perspective today, I am acutely conscious of that irony in a manner that I was not when I took my first steps on this path a half century ago.

This new Aeon of the Child (Horus) follows that of the Father (Osiris) and the Mother (Isis). While Crowley spoke of these aeons as 2,000-year periods seemingly corresponding to the astrological divisions of the Precession of the Equinoxes I think they may best be understood as longer term symbolic constructs rather than calendrical dating systems. The aeons appear to be indicators of larger cultural and historical trends by which human progress and evolution may be understood and identified.

The Aeon of the Mother (Isis) is characterised as a time of unity with Nature, the ascendant Priestess, intuition over intellect, befo...

The Lord of the World: Whats Really Behind the Legend of the Mysterious Kingdom of Agarttha? "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

By RICHARD SMOLEY

It is all too easy to believe that the current leaders of humanity are operating from the reptilian part of the brain, which is devoid of any capacity for love, compassion, or justice. But an alien race? What makes reptiles aliens? They have been on this planet for over 300 million years.

We then face the disturbing possibility that there is nothing less alien than this reptilian impulse. In fact, it is most likely the product of the earth and of earthly evolution. We may then turn around and ask whether its actually the higher, more selfless types of motivation that are implants from an alien world.

The visionary author Philip K. Dick believed something like this. For him the Immortal One or the plasmate, as he called it, is an impulse that comes from outside our world but can bond with the human entity to create a homoplasmate, in which the mortal human is annexed permanently to the immortal. The Divine Invasion, the title of one of Dicks novels, alludes to this possibility.

This consideration leads us to look at a powerful idea that comes out of the world of esotericism: that, just as there are visible hierarchies bent on perpetuating their own power, there are other, unseen hierarchies that are moving (or attempting to move) the human race toward higher and purer states.

One of the most intriguing versions of this teaching is the idea of the Lord of the World, the head of an unseen but benevolent hierarchy that governs humanity. Governs, that is, in a certain sense only, because any hierarchy that was completely in control of present-day humanity could not possibly be benevolent. So the idea of the Lord of the World encompasses another facet: this sacred hierarchy is, for reasons that are not terribly clear, blocked off and hidden from the majority of the human race. As of course would be his domain if it exists in earthly terms at all.

This idea seems to have long existed in Asia, but it only came to the attention of the educated West in the nineteenth century, first from a French jurist named Louis Jacolliot, who had been a magistrate in southern India and had collected local lore when he was there. In his 1873 book Les fils du...

14:13

Group Says Several Vaccines are Based on Cells From Aborted Babies, Using Them is a Moral Evil "IndyWatch Feed National"

 
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In 2017 some remarkable stories on Australian nuclear issues "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Because my websites focus on nuclear news, many important climate stories were not covered there. A pity now that the most accurate climate predictions are turning out to be the worst case scenarios. It is clear that climate change is a global emergency NOW.

Some remarkable climate stories that we did cover: Rise of deadly heatwaves will continue.   Food crops already affected.  Lakes around the world are affected by heat from climate change.  The importance of the Arctic  warm water being pushed to the surface, the disappearing ice, and its consequences, rapid spread of ocean acidification.

Ive selected not the major news items, but nuclear stories that ought not to be forgotten.

The most impressive story of 2017:

brings together the climate and nuclear issues Australian Mark Willacys text and visual coverage of the climate danger to the...

13:30

City of Melbourne: World's most liveable city ... unless you're homeless "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

City of Melbourne: World's most liveable city ... unless you're homelessThe City of Melbourne's claim it "recognises the hardship" of people living on the streets is contradicted by its current homeless practices.  read now...

12:09

Victoria Parliamentary Library You-whooooo! "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Those peeps reading my blog from the Victoria Parliamentary Library - yes, I saw your little footprints - could you PLEASE update the On This Day stuff, PLEASE!
The Victoria Parliament has been around for a bit more than 5 mins and, for goodness sake, you haven't added much or updated it for about a decade now.
I should know cos I've been prattling about on this blog for just as long and eyeballing your website in the hopes of titillating events to thrill my reader with - only to find the same old, same old...even down to some of the incorrect dates about the Infamous Missing Mace.
And where are the multitudes of mentions of the Aboriginal people you cast laws for, shifted all over the shop, denied human rights to, forced onto reserves, forced into institutions, stole from families, forbade them from meeting their families....?
C'mon.
Pull your digital digit out of the aether and start using your Finger Power for the good of History.

12:00

#3 TOP IA STORY OF 2017: Barnaby Joyce: Peeling back the rumours "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

#3 TOP IA STORY OF 2017: Barnaby Joyce: Peeling back the rumoursRoss Jones went to Tamworth to investigate the many rumours swirling around Barnaby Joyce, for his third story in IA's top ten from 2017 and the second of three in that list on the Deputy Prime Minister. read now...

11:55

Objective Journalist Meets Professional Russiagater. Heres What Happens "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

By Caitlin Johnstone and cross-posted from Medium

Have you ever wondered why mainstream media outlets, despite being so fond of dramatic panel debates on other hot-button issues, never have critics of the Russiagate narrative on to debate those who advance it? Well, in a recent Real News interview we received an extremely clear answer to that question, and it was so epic it deserves its own article.

Real News host and producer Aaron Mat has recently emerged as one of the most articulate critics of the establishment Russia narrative and the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory, and has published in The Nation some of the clearest arguments against both that Ive yet seen. Luke Harding is a journalist for The Guardian where he has been writing prolifically in promotion of the Russiagate narrative, and is the author of New York Times bestseller Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win.

In theory, it would be hard to find two journalists more qualified to debate each side of this important issue. In practice, it was a one-sided thrashing that The Intercepts Jeremy Scahill accurately described as brutal.

The term...

11:19

So-Called Australia: Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) call for 7 Days of Resistance in the lead up to Invasion Day Jan. 20th-26th "IndyWatch Feed National"

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28.12.17: Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance invite everybody to participate in the 7 days of resistance initiative starting 20th January leading up to January 26th 2018. Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance will host a series of events during the lead up to the Invasion day rallies in various cities, regional and remote spaces across the country. WAR are encouraging mobs to create localised activities to maximise community participation and information sharing by creating banners, stencils, t shirts, stickers, paste ups, clap sticks, spears, boomerangs, dancing on country, eating traditional foods, smoking home and streets, weaving, singing in language, organise elders lunch and storytime, painting flags in public spaces, flying flags, ceremony with family and community. WAR are asking everyone to attend the Stolenwealth games in March 2018, we are raising funds for buses and travel expenses for community members wanting to attend the protest. WAR does not condone any activity that will result in being imprisoned.

#7daysofresistance #stolenwealth #invasionday...

11:17

A work of art or the art of work? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

The motivation for this piece came from four flat-box displays of ladies embroidered cotton/lace handkerchiefs. I had purchased them some years before at a garage sale for the pitiful sum of fifty cents each box one from Nth Ireland, two from Switzerland and the other from China. Looking at them in their tissued, flat

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11:10

Slogging through the sludge-pit of YouTube "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Ive been experimenting with making YouTube videos (Ill put up another one this weekend!), in part because its a fun challenge, but also because Im constantly horrified by how atheism is represented in that medium. I expect creationists to be nattering dinglebats, but when atheists come along and be raging assholes, its always disappointing. In the last few days, an unpleasant example has shown up in the comments to this video.

SwolllenGoat: why do you disable ratings like some creotard?

I ignored him for a bit that tard construction is a pretty good indicator that he wasnt worth engaging but Ill tell you why.

Ratings systems are evil. Old timers may recall I mentioned them as an option on blog comments some time back, and most of you were horrified at the idea. All it does is foster tribalism, and then the stupid little stars become a tool for factions to anonymously snipe at one another.

Ive seen it on YouTube. The ratings on YouTube videos are often useless theyre only used for virtue signaling by one group or another. When we did some FtB videos a while back, it was obvious, since wed have these hour-long videos, and within minutes of putting them up, the anti-SJW kiddie campers were clicking madly to downrate them. So I dont use them.

I didnt feel like explaining that to this guy, so I gave him a short answer.

PZ Myers: Because of people like you.

You know he wasnt going to be satisfied.

SwolllenGoat: what kind of person am i?

I ignored him.

I did look at his YouTube page, though, and the related channels for this guy include Atheism-Is-Unstoppable:

Devon Tracey, or Atheism-is-Unstoppable (channel name) is a moderately popular YouTube atheist. Most of his content consists of Anti-SJW/Regressive screeds common amongst YouTube atheists. Occasionally this manifests itself in extreme rhetoric, which can sometimes be argued to be mildly racist, and is occasionally too much even for TheAmazingAtheist. He is also notorious for blocking people who disagree with him and for doxxing a couple of those he didnt like. Due to these antics, many YouTube atheists, even those who share his general views, have denounced him.

And Bearing:

Bearing, or Patrick Conn...

10:34

Quantum Physics Suggests That Death Doesnt Exist, And Is Possibly Just An Illusion "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Is there really an afterlife? This is a question that plagues tons of people but has yet to be answered. Professor/scientist Robert Lanza knows all too well how insane this world can be, as we all seem to be able to do and find the impossible. Lanza believes that the theory of biocentrism teaches that death in []

10:20

Isis bomb plots thwarted in Sydney; still the Liberals, Greens and ALP allow 1000 refugees a day to enter "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Liberals, Greens and Labor do the bidding of the United Nations

from ABC

Aug 2017

Sydney is no stranger to terrorism, but when police bashed down the door of a Surry Hills terrace last Saturday night, there was something different in the air.

The Cleveland Street home, raided as part of an anti-terror operation, is in one of the citys most sought-after locales a place where inner-city trendies sashay from bar to bar.

For an operation like this to happen in a suburb adjacent to the Harbour Citys sparkling CBD, is unnerving.

But it was here, and at four other locations around Sydney, police claim to have cut down one of the most sophisticated terrorist blueprints ever attempted on Australian soil

Refugees arriving in Australia. Their backgrounds cannot ever be completely verified.

Authorities will allege they stopped two plans: the first to blow up a passenger plane with an improvised explosive device (IED) hidden in luggage, and another to unleash a potentially deadly gas bomb.

The weekends raids and arrests have prompted dramatic police claims, including IS sending bomb-making equipment Down Under, and a mans plan to secret an IED inside his brothers luggage which made it all the way into the nations busiest airport.

Lets go back to April

Police claim Khaled Khayat, who was c...

09:46

PERTH He gave his love so easily Fundraising campaign and book of condolence set up for Irish dad "IndyWatch Feed National"

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to his family and friends locally and to Nicole and their children in Australia. Fisherman Andrew Doan (34) was brought before Perth Magistrates Court on December 27 charged with grievous bodily harm. He was refused bail and is likely to face more serious charges, such as manslaughter or murder.

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/he-gave-his-love-so-easily-fundraising-campaign-and-book-of-condolence-set-up-for-irish-dad-killed-in-australia-36444328.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGUqpFXaBvt9ZDIzTlEuMjIfnP86Q

https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/23688280 .

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09:42

The Poet: Mark Jarman, "Coyotes" "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

"Coyotes"

"Is this world truly fallen? They say no.
For there's the new moon, there's the Milky Way,
There's the rattler with a wren's egg in its mouth,
And there's the panting rabbit they will eat.
They sing their wild hymn on the dark slope,
Reading the stars like notes of hilarious music.
Is this a fallen world? How could it be?

And yet we're crying over the stars again,
And over the uncertainty of death,
Which we suspect will divide us all forever.
I'm tired of those who broadcast their certainties,
Constantly on their cell phones to their redeemer.
Is this a fallen world? For them it is.
But there's that starlit burst of animal laughter.

The day has sent its fires scattering.
The night has risen from its burning bed.
Our tears are proof that love is meant for life
And for the living. And this chorus of praise,
Which the pet dogs of the neighborhood are answering
Nostalgically, invites our answer, too.
Is this a fallen world? How could it be?"

~ Mark Jarman

09:31

2017 Drug Law Reform in Australia: An Interview with Harm Reduction Advocate Nick Wallis "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Australia 21 released its report into illicit substances in March this year. Within it the independent public policy think tank made thirteen recommendations aiming to decriminalise illegal drugs, and to minimise the harms associated with their use. Among its recommendations, the report proposes that law enforcement should be focused on criminal activities associated with illegal drugs, and

The post 2017 Drug Law Reform in Australia: An Interview with Harm Reduction Advocate Nick Wallis appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

09:02

AWW 2017 challenge completed "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

aww2017.jpg This is my mandatory round-up post about the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017. I undertook to read 10 books by Australian women writers. I read 14. Here they are. Ive tried to be clever with the lay-out. My apologies if it shows up on your screen as a jumble (as it certainly will on a phone).

Seven poetry collections:

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Jenn...

09:02

Peter van Onselen Coalition club must make room for women "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

In an article in todays Australian, Peter van Onselen argues that the Liberal Party must institute quotas for women in Parliament. He engages in sophistry to argue that gender quotas do not affect merit selection (which shows how out of touch he is merit selection has never been a policy of any political party).

Its not about whether the extra women Labor attracts into parliament are better than the men. Its a case of overcoming culturally ingrained discrimination against women. Women have the right to be as good or as bad as male MPs. Quotas level the playing field, removing prejudice; they do not distort it, as is so often falsely argued. Linking quotas to the notion of identity politics, the political right deliberately has turned opposition to them into some sort of false defence of the values of liberalism. Even if gender quotas distort merit-based selection which they do not conservatives can no longer claim they are the defenders of merit over quotas anyway.

But Mr van Onselen misses one crucial point how many women are members of the Liberal Party? What is the percentage of males to females in the Liberal Party?

The very purpose of a political party is to bring together as members a group of people with similar philosophies (more or less) with the intention of winning seats in a parliament, or winning sufficient seats to form a government.

People join political parties for various reasons. Some join merely to be part of a club of like-minded individuals. Some join because they want to influence the selection of candidates for the party to present to voters. Others join because they think they can influence policy. Yet others join because they might find a wife or husband (although political parties are ageing so that may be less important).

One thing is for sure all political parties have seen a decline in members.

Im not sure (and Im not a member of any political party), but Im told that the Liberal Party membership is about 80% male and 20% female.

If females are unwilling to join a political party unless they are guaranteed a position on a ballot paper, why should a political party institute gender quotas. To be preselected you have to be a member of the political party.

So if women want to be members of parliament they should start joining a political party. Dont expect quotas to allow you to bypass the grunt work as a party member.

08:43

Auld Lang Syne, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Im not sure if Robbie Burns was a gardener, nor if a Scottish winter garden can compare to anything here this time of year but, anyway, its farewell to 2017 and wishing you a happy and bountiful new gardening year for 2018. The January notes are now posted, with a reminder that its not Continue reading Auld Lang Syne, 2017

08:03

Yellowfeet and the fox "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

This was my second close encounter with a European Red Fox in recent days.

I imagine the Yellow-footed Antechinus population in this gully is constantly on the lookout. A number of the tiny dasyurids were darting about until the fox arrived whereupon they all made themselves scarce.

European Red Fox, Sandon State Forest, 24th December 2017

08:00

December 30 On This Day in Australian History "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

1788 - Governor Phillip ordered; seize and carry off some of the natives.
Two (2) of Supplys dinghies rowed across to Manly where;courteous [kidnappers]enticedentered into conversationwith a group of Aborigines digging pippie for lunch.
At a proper opportunityour people rushed in among them and seized two [2] men: the rest fled but the cries of the captives soon brought them back, with many others, to their rescue; and so desperate their struggles.
Only one [1] of them was secured, the other effected his escapestones. spears, firebrands[thrown]nor did they retreatuntil many musquets were fired over them.
The kidnapped warrior, aged about thirty (30), was wrestled into a dinghy; fastened by ropes to the thwarts of the boat and taken to Sydney.
Watkin Tench stood on shore reporting as the boat came to rest;his agitation was excessive, and the clamourous crowds who flocked around him did not contribute to lessen it.
Many unsuccessful attempts were made to learn his name; the governor therefore called him Manly, from the cove in which he was captured; this cove has received its name from the manly undaunted behaviour of a party of natives seen there, on our taking possession of the country.


Captain Arthur Phillip secured the capture of an Aboriginal person named Arabanoo to train as an interpreter.

1811 - The ship Speedwell arrived at Sydney with the first cargo of cedar from the Shoalhaven.

1821 - The NSW Government first permitted private distillation of grapes, sugar & grain...yippie, home brewed grog for New Years Eve!


1824 - A meeting between Wiradjuri resistance warrior Windradyne and Governor Brisbane took place at Parramatta; a great feast was held with 8 tribes comprising of approx. 400 Aboriginal People from far and wide (some travelling up to 200 miles) with Windradyne seeking an end to hostilities between settlers and Aboriginal people.


The Sydney Gazette reported in 1824 that...
"A SPORTING CENTENARIAN. - Margaret Evans died at the age 105. This extraordinary female was the greatest hunter, shooter, and fisher, of her time ; fiddled excellently, rowed stoutly, was a good joiner, was a blacksmith, shoemaker, boat builder, and maker of harps, and at 70 was the best wrestler in the country."

1828 - The Cascades female convict factory opens at Hobart.

1828 Whatshisname Stirling was told to spot his bot, park his arse and generally make himself at home by lounging about the Swan River to occupy it for the Brits.
Oh, and they pipped him up to Lt for the privilege.


1834 - Reverend Lancelot Threlkeld published An Australian Grammar of the Language Spoken by the Aborigines of the Hunter River. Threlkeldhad lived among with Abori...

07:42

New info networks v old political hierarchy "IndyWatch Feed Economics.au"

MUCH is made of how the 24-hour media cycle is having a disturbing influence on politics in Australia and elsewhere, but perhaps it is not so much the change to the timing of publication, but the change to the nature of the sources that is causing the disruption. In the pre-internet model, news and opinion was presented to the public by organisations which were highly hierarchical. Media corporations had a CEO, an editor, news directors, various section heads, sub-editors, a chief of reporting staff down to the lowly reporters.

They were, and to some extent still are, like military organisations, though the average reporter might be allowed a little more initiative than the average foot soldier. Nonetheless, media outfits were highly directed.

The political system was also a hierarchy party leader, front-bencher, back-bencher, on the federal or state executive, chair of electorate machine, executive of electorate machine, party member.

Together they worked well. The political hierarchy produced the daily song sheet and it was repeated once in the newspaper and once on the TV news. It was received wisdom. The discussion agenda was defined.

Then came the internet, which is the opposite of hierarchical. Rather than the top-down hierarchies of traditional media it is a network, with links in all directions.

Using it, people have a far wider selection of sources of news, opinion and information. In response to the ease of publication people created new news and information sites where experts could speak directly to the public.

Sites such as The Conversation, Online Opinion, Pearls and Irritations, Crikey and dozens of others sprung up around the world. (So, of course, did sites run by ignorant, opinionated, non-experts.)

The result is that a greater political literacy and more nuanced discussion among people interested in politics replaced the pre-internet received wisdom. We now are seeing a trickle sideways. It is now far easier for many voters to become better informed than most MPs about a lot of issues.

It has perplexed politicians. By and large they have remained stone-deaf and trapped in their hierarchy.

Some politicians think the internet can be used to by-pass the hierarchical traditional media and talk directly to the voters. But all they have done is become just tiny nodes in the new vast network of sources of political information, and not very trusted ones at that.

In short, politicians have not responded well to this new network of political-information providers. And this new network is extremely robust, bits of it can be broken off and it self-repairs and keeps on growing.

The political hierarchy, on the other hand, is quite vulnerable. It has co...

07:04

Our top 10 Sporting Moments in 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Nikki, Sea Eagles and Parrots were the stars of 2017

Wonthaggi Club claimed another LDCA A Grade premiership, crushing Inverloch by 159 runs. In a changing of the old guard with names such as Hooper, Bolding and Britt all moving on, it was a new crop of Club players that stunned the Stingrays and bowled them out for just 38.

The rivalry between Dalyston and Korumburra-Bena in A Grade netball is well documented, with both sides trading blows in the majority of recent grand finals. This year was no different when the sides squared off against each other in the inaugural WGFNL A Grade grand final. Dalyston came to play, easily accounting for the Giants 34-26 in front of a screaming Magpie crowd. Captain Jarney Thomas was awarded best on the court. N183817

After 31 holes of a 36 hole final, Danny Crellin claimed an emotional Wonthaggi Golf Club championship in a high-standard match against Ian Baker. Crellin dedicated his win to his late father John Crellin who passed away earlier in the year. m324817

06:05

Indoor Aquaponics Set Up Episode Eight "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Tweet Todays episode covers a few updates like progress on microgreens, lowering the grow lights a bit and moving fish indoors. Mostly though it is a Q&A edition. I answer the following questions today How is the height set by Continue reading

05:04

The Holy Spirit what the Holy Spirit means to me part 22 The Holy Spirit and Sexual Sins as a Christian Pastor or Teacher "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

 

brian houston and pat mesiti

The previous article on this site is my lead article about Pastor Pat Mesiti, a pastor of Hillsong Global Church and C3 Global Church. Both of these mega-churches are based in Sydney, Australia.

This previous article on Pat Mesiti is not a comic article or made up. It is true in every dot and tittle. This is the very sad thing about Pat Mesiti, and its reflective of Hillsong Global Church and C3 Global Church, which have enormous global reach.

Most people, and even Christians outside Australia, probably wont have heard of C3 Global Church based in Oxford Falls, Sydney. It has over 1000 churches in its network.

Most Christians in the West would have heard of Hillsong an End-Time Apostate Church and money-cult.

Brian Houston, global head pastor of Hillsong, and Phil Pringle, global head pastor of C3 Church, both Prosperity Gospel pastors and both very wealthy men, are New Zealanders by origin like me. Frank Houston, Brians father and the founder of Hillsong, was born in the same city as me Wanganui, in the lower North Island.

I know both of these men having been at Hillsong from near its inception in 1977 in Sydney, Australia. I knew Brian Houston before his father Frank made him a pastor in 1982.

And I spent some years in the six-year period from 1996 to 2002 attending and helping out at C3 Global Church. I was on Phil Pringles Build...

04:07

The Homeless and the Poor Could Determine the Fate of the Country "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. A full 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and yet the MSM and all those Black Friday promoters act as if life is blissful. There are 41 million Americans living below the poverty level. These pissed off Americans are going to have a lot to say about the future of this country whether or not Americas future will be filled with violence.

The following graphic captures the subgroups of homelessness:

 

There is one very telling statistic in the graphic displayed above this caption. Of all the homeless people andtheir subgroups listed, almost one in ten are veterans. What can veterans do that others on this list cannot? The answer is that they can fight and they certainly have the motivation to do so because, despite their brave service, their country has abandoned them. This is the stuff that revolutions are made of! The only remaining queation is whether, or not, this subgroup of extreme poverty will side with Trump or the Deep State when the time comes?

Poking a Stick in the Eye of the Homeless

It was the let them cake peasants that executed many of the French aristocracy during the French Revolution.

The execution of th...

04:00

Indiana Bill Would Force Colts To Refund Fans Offended By Anthem Protests "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

A proposed law in Indiana would force the Indianapolis Colts to reimburse fans who request a refund over players kneeling during the national anthem, the Indianapolis Star reported on Thursday.

State Rep. Milo Smith (R) reportedly introduced the bill in Indianas legislature this week. It would require the Colts to offer refunds until the end of the first quarter during home games in which Colts players protest during the national anthem, the Star reported.

The bill would not require the Colts to refund tickets if members of the opposing team kneeled.

Dozens of NFL players have joined in protest during the national anthem before games meant to highlight police brutality and racism, a trend that began with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Im pretty patriotic, and it didnt sit right with me, Smith told the Star. To me, when they take a knee during the national anthem, its not respecting the national anthem or our country.

Our government isnt perfect, but its still the best country in the world, and I think we need to be respectful of it, he said. Smith says the law was inspired by his attendance at a Sept. 24 Colts game before which multiple Colts players kneeled during the anthem.

A request for comment from Smiths office was not immediately answered.

The Indiana ACLU released a statement condemning the bill, which it claims would amount to the government fining political speech by Colts players.

In effect by passing the law, government would be weighing in and fining political speech by the Indianapolis Colts, state ACLU director Jane Henegar said, according to the Star. It seems like the worst thing that could happen is government weighing in and trying to control in any direction the political speech of private actors.

The Sept. 24 game that inspired Smiths bill took place a week before Vice President Pence left a Colts game early after several members of the opposing San Francisco 49ers kneeled in protest.

I left todays Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem, Pence tweeted at the time.

Top Photo: Buffalo Bills players kneel during the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sept. 24, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

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Pastor Pat Mesiti. Domestic Violence Conviction 2016. Adulteries 1998-2016. Hillsong and C3 Pastor. Visited prostitutes on his Hillsong credit card. Hillsong Youth Pastor. Youth Alive evangelist. Fell from grace and restored by Dr Phil Pringle head pastor of C3 Church. How the corrupt priests of Pentecost sowed devils on each other. Part 8. Australian and New Zealand errant Pentecostal pastors who couldnt keep it in their trousers or sexually abused little kids "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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Pastor Pat Mesiti- Now Millionaire Mindset Club wife basher

 

Tomorrow is the second anniversary of Pastor Pat Mesiti of Hillsong Global Church and C3 Global Church, Prosperity Gospel churches, both based in Sydney, Australia, bashing his second wife Andrea Mesiti on New Years Eve at their nice big home in North-West Sydney, in a fit of rage while heavily intoxicated.

 

02:35

Frederike Geerdink - Rojava - the most feminist revolution in history "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

International guest speaker: Frederike Geerdink, Dutch journalist, was based in Turkey from 2006. In 2015, while reporting on the war between the Turkish army and the Kurdish resistance forces, Geerdink was detained by the Turkish police and then expelled. Kurdish women gained international prominence during the siege of the north Syrian town of Koban in 2014-15. Their heroic frontline role in the resistance to the brutal, women-hating Islamic State gangs produced both widespread admiration and curiosity which has continued to this day. But as necessary and attention grabbing as the military struggle is, it is not the most important thing. In the liberated zones of northern Syria, women are playing a leading role in building a new kind of society one which is marked by a radical grassroots democracy, ethnic and religious inclusivity, and by an unprecedented effort to empower women. Arguably this is the most feminist revolution in history. For all those interested in womens rights, jineology and progressive social change, this experience is worthy of both serious study and our practical solidarity and support. Organised by Sydney University Resistance Club, Rojava Solidarity (Sydney), Democratic Kurdish Community Centre of NSW, Sydney University Wom*ens Committee, Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association

01:58

US-led coalition acts secretively in Syria, Americans often absent from hotline Russian military "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

After senior US Air Force officers accused Russian jets of flying dangerously close in Syria, Russias Defense Ministry hit back. Moscow said US colleagues only reluctantly share plans for combat aircraft operations, and are acting secretively in Syria.

According to the US Air Force, Russian planes allegedly dont squawk (carry transponders that send a four-digit number allowing air-traffic controllers to identify them), and fail to timely answer guard calls, which are urgent summons on an emergency radio frequency.

Rarely, if ever, do they respond verbally, Brig. Gen. Charles Corcoran, commander of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, who flies combat missions in a stealth fighter, told the Wall Street Journal on Monday.

Rarely, if ever, do they move, he complained. We get out of the way. We dont know what they can see or not see, and we dont want them running into one of us, Gen. Corcoran added.

The Russian Defense Ministry noted in a statement on Wednesday that its hard to say if the allegations are Gen. Corcorans personal views or if they are just part of the farewell Russophobic performance by the outgoing US administration.

In any case, we have received no such claims either from Gen. Corcoran or Pentagon representatives during the regular videoconferences with the Russian Defense Ministry on compliance with the memorandum on the prevention of incidents in the Syrian sky, Defense Ministry spokesperson Gen. Igor Konashenkov stated on Wednesday.

Both the US Air Force and the US-led international coalition are trying to act secretively during operations in Syria, he added. Our American colleagues dont like to notify [us] about their plans to use combat aircraft, only occasionally indicating the time period and an approximate area. But not the specific types of aircraft and their affiliation.

This has allowed [the US] in the case of tragic mistakes of the coalition aircraft to avoid responsibility for the deaths of civilians and destruction of civilian objects. Suffice to recall the bombing of Kurdish villages in Hasadjek, which led to the deaths of civilians in October 2016.

Konashenkov said that over 20 civilians were also....

01:53

State negligent as regards fluoride "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

In the week before Christmas, I submitted, to the Irish and European authorities, a document on mandatory fluoridation of drinking water. This policy mandates by national legislation, that citizens, residents, and visitors to Ireland must consume fluoride in water and in associated beverages and foods. The document was co-signed by many academics, scientists, medical doctors, midwives, neurologists, psychologists, biochemists, molecular and cell biologists, toxicologists, nutritionists, and experts in paediatric medicine, as well as historians, poets, educationalists, some of Irelands leading food entrepreneurs and the cream of Irish songwriters, and musicians, as well as hundreds of citizens and parents.

The submission is seeking answers to specific questions, in the interests of transparency and accountability, that the Irish State, or its agencies, has refused to address. It presents new evidence, which demonstrates gross negligence and malpractice on how this policy is governed in Ireland. The day after this letter was submitted, Reuters reported that federal judge ruled that opponents of fluoridated drinking water in the US can proceed with a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

The lawsuit, by Food & Water Watch, the Fluoride Action Network, and other groups, relates to scientific evidence that fluoride causes neurological damage in children. If the Irish authorities dont address the concerns expressed in our submission, we may be left with no option but to take similar action against politicians, and food-safety and public health officials, to ensure that they comply with their obligations, with respect to the welfare of citizens.

Declan Waugh
Scientist & Risk Management Consultant
Riverview, Bardon, Co Cork

01:14

What the ####? "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

GERMANY, Undisclosed Location  Based on breaking news and events, it appears that CIA Headquarters beneath Lake Geneva is plotting a Russian-based attack and/or invasion of Germany, her islands in the Baltic Sea or North Sea and/or German Navy on December 29, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putins 2,062nd day in office.

The impending Russian attack may conclude with a Russian nuclear detonations in Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and/or another Germany city, possibly resulting in the death of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Leaderless, the CIA will likely install Martin Schulz as Chancellor of Germany under an emergency directive.

The impending Russian attack on Germany was drilled for during ZAPAD 2017, a 7-day joint strategic military exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and Belarus (the Union State) that formally transpired on September 14-20, 2017.

Although Russia claims only 16,000 troops were involved in the exercise, NATO believes the total number of Russian troops, security personnel and civilian officials involved in the war-games ranged from 60,000 to 100,000, Russias largest war game since the Cold War.

In order to foreshadow the notion that the German military will soon be put on defense in the aftermath of a surprise Russian attack, The Local published a report back on February 15, 2017, entitled Is the German Military Capable of Defending Europe?.

The answer to the rhetorical question posed by the CIA-spawned propaganda report is an emphatic no which is why any Russian-based attack on Germany is ultimately designed to draw the United States into World War III with Russia.

In order to provide a timely motive for an unprovoked Russian-based attack on Germany, it was reported back on January 6, 2017, that the largest shipment of U.S. brigades since the fall of the Soviet Union arrived in Germany, namely...

01:05

Daily Inspiration --- Lest the answers eclipse the questions "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

An individual dies when he ceases to be surprised. I am surprised every morning that I see the sunshine again. When I see an act of evil, I'm not accommodated. I don't accommodate myself to the violence that goes on everywhere; I'm still surprised. That's why I'm against it, why I can hope against it. We must learn how to be surprised. Not to adjust ourselves. I am the most maladjusted person in society. --Heschel

00:36

US state of Pennsylvania spruiks power to entice Aussie firms "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The state of Pennsylvania has sought to poach Australian companies with a promise of abundant energy, sparking renewed warnings from Australian business leaders that the nation risks losing jobs to offshore rivals unless it tackles its energy problems.

A high-powered delegation from the Pennsylvanian government, headed by Dennis Davin, the states Secretary for Community and Economic Development, visited Australia seeking out large and medium Australian businesses and plugging his states energy advantages.

The week-long trip early this month, with stops in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, included an address to the Australian Institute of Energys Sydney branch where Mr Davin spruiked energy as the foundation of Pennsylvanias economy.

The trip came before US President Donald Trump announced a corporate tax package that is also expected to boost US competitiveness.

The tour came at the end of a year in which the Turnbull government was forced to intervene in the Australian gas market to ensure there were sufficient supplies for local users who face spiralling prices. Large Australian electricity users are also facing tight supply conditions after the closure of the Hazelwood power station earlier this year.

South Australia and Victoria have deployed diesel generators to provide strategic reserves in the event of blackouts and the SA government has commissioned a giant battery to act as a backup. Last week the battery provided 100MW and stabilised the system after the Loy Yang power station tripped. The federal government has proposed a national energy guarantee to provide reliability as well as meeting the nations emissions commitments.

The Pennsylvanian delegation has fanned fears that Australian firms are considered ripe for targeting by offshore rivals with offers of low-cost, reliable power.

Interim chief executive of the Minerals Council of Australia David Byers seized on the visit.

Its little wonder that overseas countries are trying to entice Australian manufacturers to relocate by promising low-cost, reliable energy, he said. Over the past decade Australia has moved from having some of the lowest to some of the highest energy prices in the developed world, and, as Goldman Sachs recently noted, wholesale electricity prices are expected to increase by another 20-30 per cent in the medium term.

This is hurting the international competitiveness of Australian businesses.

He said Australia had already dropped from 10th to 21st on the Global Competitiveness Index. Unless serious efforts are made to reduce Australias energy costs, we should expect more global attempts to persuade our businesses to relocate, which will be bad news for economic growth and jobs, Mr Byers said..........

Friday, 29 December

23:54

Battery Story, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Tesla grid storage South AustraliaBattery technology is the thing. It seems to be a holy grail that environmentalists and technologists can agree on for helping us, humans who want a habitable planet for generations to come, mitigate climate change. And occasionally it is at the core of short term fixes. Once the dust has settled on 2017, and we are looking back on stories that were on the positive side of long term impact on the planet, this story will probably get more attention. For now it seems like a footnote at the end of the year to note that this Tesla scheme actually seemed to work:

Tesla Grid Storage Battery Reacts Insanely Fast To Coal Power Outage

Last spring, Elon Musk made a daring bet. He claimed he could build and install the worlds largest grid storage battery in South Australia within 100 days of the date a contract was signed or the system would be free. The contract was signed on September 29. Installation was completed by the third week of November. On December 2, the giant 129 MWh system was activated.

On December 14, the Loy Yang coal power plant one of the largest in Australia suddenly went offline. In an instant, the grid shed 560 MW of electricity, enough to power 170,000 homes. 600 miles away, the Hornsdale Power Reserve battery system, as the Tesla system is officially known, kicked in within 140 milliseconds. It reacted so quickly, in fact, that the local grid operator was unable to measure the response time accurately. 100 MW of power suddenly surged into the grid, buying valuable time for other power sources to come to the rescue. Utility customers were largely unaware that anything unusual had happened. Thats how good grid batteries work.

State energy minister Tom Koutsantonis told local radio station 5AA afterwards, Thats a record and the national operators were shocked at how quickly and efficiently the battery was able...

22:53

Lap Swimming! "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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This morning I got to the pool at 8am for some lap swimming and it was BEAUTIFUL!! For about 20 minutes I had the pool to MYSELF!!

The Coburg Outdoor Olympic Pool is open for laps on Monday's, Wednesday's & Friday's from 6am-9am during the summer. A wonderful way to start the day!

Check this page to see the up to date opening hours of all the outdoor pools in Moreland  http://www.activemoreland.com.au/aquatic-and-leisure-centres/Outdoor-pool-opening-hours/

22:44

Wanted "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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Hello, Newlanders.

Does anyone have a child's bike for a 4-year old (less than size 16) that they want to get rid of or sell?

It needs to be in a reasonable condition, thanks!

KT.

22:42

Weed Killing "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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Hello everyone.

I was enjoying walking a pooch alongMerrii creek trail in Fitzroy North (just before Kirkdale Reserve around 9am Friday 29th) when I came upon two men dressed in high vis protective clothing. I asked them if they were spraying and they said yes. I asked them if it was glyphosate and they said yes. I very quickly left the area. I wouldn't want my pooch to become ill and if I had children I wouldn't want them anywhere near the sprayed area, where the spray mist can travel or they could play unknowingly where it was sprayed.

I am quite shocked that this poison and controversial carcinogen is being used in a habitat that is sensitive and, I believe, has been rehabilitated painstakingly over years.

Don't they know how toxic this substance is, to humans, animals, insects and yes, even plants?

Has the UN not banned it yet? Many states in the US and parts of the UK/EU have now banned glyphosate use?

Does the council know there are ecological solutions to killing weeds? 

What do people thi...

22:39

Recommendation Sought "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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Hi all,

Has anyone got a recommendation for a good house painter, interior only, well-priced? 

Hoping for painting mid-January. 

Thanks. 

Trish.

trish1hayes2003@yahoo.com.au 

22:38

Lost Dog "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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He's been gone since 26th and has been spotted daily along Edgar's creek but avoids contact with anyone and doesn't respond to his name (Bowie). He isn't wearing a collar but is microchipped. He's in a flight mode so either approach gently (preferably with food) or better call Matt on 0406 484 842 immediately with location details. 



Thank you,

Magda and Matt. 

22:20

PERTH Book of condolence opened in Co Cork for Charlie McCarthy "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Book of condolence opened in Co Cork for Charlie McCarthy .

December 29, 2017 at 04:33PM .

Addressing a bail hearing at Perth Magistrates Court, Mr Hammond accused Mr McCarthy of charging at his client whom he said would be fully contesting whatever charges are laid against him over the death of Mr McCarthy. The court heard that Mr Doan allegedly hit Mr McCarthy in the head with a

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/book-of-condolence-opened-in-co-cork-for-charlie-mccarthy-1.3340435&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF41e9sl5s9fDvB636dDvkiukucDQ

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21:44

Allabout.me: The Future That Has Already Happened "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Today social networking sites make billions of dollars from users activity and content merely by showing ads to them, while users dont get anything in return. All the profit is taken by corporations and none of them tend to share it with their users.

But the world is changing fast. Allabout.me is a new generation social network based on an advanced principle of fairness and transparency between the social media and a user. It combines the benefits of the digital currency of the future, the Bitcoin, and blockchain technology and gives its users an opportunity to get rewarded for using the service.

Revolution in Visual Advertising

Aside from standard SNS features, every Allabout.me users account can be used as their ad space, therefore all their followers become each users own advertising audience.

Thus, by activating their advertising account in one click, a user allows their account to automatically post ads that will appear in all of their followers news feeds, and gets rewarded by Allabout.me for every ad display. The reward can be up to 50% of the ad cost per view. The important thing is that the social media does not reward users with its own money, but shares a part of the clients payment. And this truly revolutionary approach of Allabout.mes developers is unparalleled in the world. It is also important to mention that all the processes are fully automated and require no further action from the user.

The Business Model of the Future

Our business model is a total win-win.

Every user gets rewarded simply by spending time on the social media. So, it is not hard to imagine how many people would jump at the opportunity to effortlessly build a source of passive income. Our clients get a big, easily targeted and inherently ad-friendly audience, which is financially motivated in placing ads on their social media. Meanwhile, the social network provides itself with a constant inflow of new users and clients, thus increasing not only its profit, but also its popularity. The only question is: how is it technically possible to perform millions of transactions for millions of users at a time?

Blockchain, Bitcoin and ALL.ME (ME) Token

The answer to this question lies in innovative Blockchain technology. Implementing our business model without its opportunities would be nearly impossible. Allabout.me will also use Bitcoin for external payments, particularly for transactions between the social network and the client. This is another unique feature of the project, unrivaled throughout the world.

All the internal payments, user rewards and other transactions within Allabout.me will be carried out with the use of ME Token, the networks digital token...

21:09

Synchronised upswing "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Synchronised upswing

Employment growth and now interstate migration into Queensland have suddenly surged to their highest level since the financial crisis. 

And not all of those new jobs are in Brisbane, which makes for pleasing reading. 

Trend employment across the state rose to a thunderous 4.8 per cent over the year to November 2017, quite a stupendous increase after such a lean few years. 


South-east Queensland soon plays host to the Commonwealth Games in 2018 which will deliver another timely boost.

Half as big again

Winding the clock back to just before the Sydney Olympics in round numbers there were 1.6 million employed persons in the Sunshine State, whereas today the total is about 50 per cent higher at around 2.4 million.

Of those extra 800,000 jobs, about 250,000 were in the main Brisbane sub-regions, with a further 200,000 or so in Ipswich, Logan-Beaudesert, and within the Moreton Bay regional council.

So that marks an expansion of just under 450,000 in total for 'Greater Brisbane'.

Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast have added about an extra 150,000 and 75,000 employed persons respectively over that time, with Toowoomba, Townsville, Mackay, and Cairns mopping up most of the remaining new jobs created.
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20:33

Body jewelry "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Hey guys,

Just wondering if anyone is able to recommend me a store that has inexpensive body jewelery of decent quality, preferably one that sells both curved and straight barbell jewelry.

Thanks for helping me out :)

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20:10

MACKAY Ambos need police guard to treat violent woman, court told "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

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Ambos need police guard to treat violent woman, court told

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Fronting Mackay Magistrates Court on December 22 with a walking frame, Lawson pleaded guilty to seriously assaulting a person performing a lawful duty, public nuisance, possessing marijuana, and two counts of breaching bail. While she was being taken to Mackay Base Hospital for treatment of a

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19:28

Cyclone Hilda lashes Western Australia with 120km/h winds and heavy rain "IndyWatch Feed National"

Wild weather brings down trees in Broome but category-one system set to weaken as it moves inland West Kimberley residents in northern Western Australia are being warned to prepare for flooding as Tropical Cyclone Hilda lashes the region with 120km/h winds and heavy rain. The category-one system formed on the coast just north of Broome on Wednesday night before tracking south-south-west. By late morning Hilda had reached inland south of Bidyadanga and was expected to gradually weaken as it moved further inland on Thursday. Shortly before 11am (WST), the Bureau of Meteorology issued a flood warning for parts of the Kimberley. "Heavy rain has occurred over the west Kimberley since Tuesday, with widespread rainfall in excess of 100mm over two days in the Broome area, including over 200mm at Kilto Station," the warning read. "Heavy rainfall is expected to continue in the west Kimberley on Friday and Saturday, with widespread 48-hour totals of 50-100mm expected and isolated heavier falls of 100-150mm possible."

19:09

Times, dates and places - Ralph Blewitt's telephone calls to Gillard's home in Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

Here's an extract from the diary of Gillard's builder, Athol James. He notes her telephone number as at early 1993- 417 5466. And here's a table showing phone calls made to that number........... ....from this home telephone in Perth WA.... In June/July 92 Wilson moved to Melbourne to take over...

19:00

How Strong is Your Intuition? It Might be the Highest Form of Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"


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Understand that your intuition is the supercomputer operating every cell in your body.  When queried, it throws back a response.  It will be correct in terms of your query and that is not naturally rigorous and can become misleading.  Thus we use our brain to add structure to the query and to rigorously test the potential answer.  That is why it is not a sure thing.
 
 
In fact i learned a long time ago to master the art of defining the problem and to not worry much about the actual answer which can be counted on to present itself once you have done this even twenty years later.  Think about that for a moment.  By clearly defining a problem you allow the subconscious to order events and your life to solve the problem.
 
 
Thus i discovered how to build the Great Pyramid on time and on budget using only Bronze Age technology..


How Strong is Your Intuition? It Might be the Highest Form of Intelligence

By Liberty

Posted on December 14, 2017

Intuition is our first instinct; its what we feel right away before the mind has time to come in and consciously analyze.

Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution


http://wakingtimesmedia.com/strong-intuition-might-highest-form-intelligence/?

This article was inspired by one published in Forbes with the same title. Who would have ever expected to see Forbes, a finance publication, post something about intuition? This is a surefire sign that times really are changing.

So, if youre thinking, intuition has nothi...

18:57

Sydney Fox & Dingo Rescue "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

https://www.chuffed.org/project/sydneyfoxanddingorescue MerJa Media http://merjamedia.com.au

18:30

The failed experiment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

If we dont talk about class the species will go extinct. Marxs original concept of class is that: There is only the working class and the capitalist class. The concept of a middle class is a necessary fiction that is fostered by the capitalist class (who generally realise that there are only two classes

The post The failed experiment appeared first on The AIM Network.

18:14

Us and Them "IndyWatch Feed National"

If youre a government propagandist, the silly season always provides a happy hunting ground. Newsrooms are thinly staffed and theres little beyond the holiday road toll and bushfires to fill the bulletin until the sports report kicks in.  This means the bar for news is set abnormally low. A perfect time, then, to flick the Our-Welfare-Bill-is Out-of-Control switch. And so it was that in the cicada-punctuated slumber between Christmas []

18:12

Frankie goes to Hollywood? Nope try the back of a cop car "IndyWatch Feed National"

Some people in Australia will tell you that they are a 'freeman'.

If you don't want to pay personal tax, that's your choice.

Some will even tell you that they stopped paying rates and got away with it.

Others will say that one does not need a licence, motor vehicle registration or even corporation issued number plates.

Whatever your opinion on this matter is,

it would be highly advisable to make sure your paperwork is flawless with regards to driving / traveling, licensing,  not paying rates or whatever other laws spring into mind you wish to question,

PRIOR to commencing that action in commerce, on the roads, or elsewhere

otherwise your 'travels' may be of similar experience to this fella's;


Link: https://youtu.be/Bgex-Sei1Pw

Hint: A 'commercial lien' is NOT your remedy.

17:59

Dont Forget Me Kurdish Music from a Refugee Camp #Twitterkurds "IndyWatch Feed National"

Music is therapy and this is being recognised more and more these days. If you are stuck on a remote pacific island in hellish conditions the outlet provided by music can really help you to stay positive and fulfil some of your dreams amid dank oppression. A refugee who has been accomplishing much while indefinitely incarceration is Farhad Bandesh, a Kurd who escaped from Irans draconian Islamic regime only to have the lead boot of another crush him again.

Originally published by Autonomous Action Radio.

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.

Dont Forget Me Kurdish Music from a Refugee Camp

Music is therapy and this is being recognised more and more these days. If you are stuck on a remote pacific island in hellish conditions the outlet provided by music can really help you to stay positive and fulfil some of your dreams amid dank oppression. A refugee who has been accomplishing much while indefinitely incarceration is Farhad Bandesh, a Kurd who escaped from Irans draconian Islamic regime only to have the lead boot of another crush him again.

His art, poetry and music has broken through the chain wire fences of Australias offshore detention regime and onto the walls and into the ears of Australians and anyone on the internet.

The environmental beauty surrounding the detention centre on Manus Island PNG was captured by Farhad as he recorded video to match with his vocals skillfully mastered into a powerful song by Brett Hamlyn.

The stark contrast between Manus environmental beauty and the pain and suffering inside the detention centres is heartbreaking.

This song is also about heartbreak.

Maybe the lover is Australia and the betrayal of a country which projects (or used to project)  an image of compassion but is now even more cold hearted than ever.

Interwoven w...

17:31

Beautiful story from Channel 7 on the last of Kokoda's Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

We learned today we've lost the last living link to a significant part of our history: The death in Papua New Guinea of the last Fuzzy Wuzzy angel. @michaelusher #7News pic.twitter.com/X09sy2PFhN 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) December 28, 2017

17:28

Cost and Indulgence: Gloating over New Years Celebrations "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The gloating over the forthcoming New Year celebrations has already commenced. The first big city to feature on the roundups in each news segment as the year is ushered in tends to be Sydney, self-proclaimed global city in the antipodes, ever keen to rub its vulgar confidence into the noses of rival Melbourne. And, for

The post Cost and Indulgence: Gloating over New Years Celebrations appeared first on The AIM Network.

17:00

The Weekend Quiz December 30-31, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Welcome to The Weekend Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention or not to the blogs I post. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no records are retained.

1. When the government matches its deficit with debt-issuance it changes the portfolio of wealth held in the non-government sector. The impact on purchasing power is equivalent to a leakage from the expenditure system (akin to taxation, saving or imports) which reduces the expansionary impact of the government deficit spending.



2. A public employment guarantee program, which required workers to attend a government centre each day to do jigsaw puzzles, would have no impact on national income.



3. If the government reduces its net spending by say $10 billion, the net financial assets destroyed by this fiscal withdrawal could be replaced by the central bank engaging in a $10 billion quantitative easing program.


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16:51

Police Beef-up Firepower in Time for New Years Eve "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

By Ugur Nedim and Sonia Hickey Military-style M4 semi-automatic rifles have been issued to police officers in time for New Years Eve celebrations, and police commissioner Mick Fuller says we just have to get used to it. I dont want the public to feel confronted, but I want them not only to be safe, but

The post Police Beef-up Firepower in Time for New Years Eve appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

16:39

What could Revolution mean to Social Democrats and Democratic Socialists Today? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

Its Time to rethink what we mean by social revolution on the modern Left. What if any meaning does revolution have for today? A comrade in the Australian Labor Party (ALP) Socialist Left recently rebuked me for discussing revolutionary politics ; and said that thankfully the vast majority in the ALP SL are NOT revolutionaries

The post What could Revolution mean to Social Democrats and Democratic Socialists Today? appeared first on The AIM Network.

16:31

Wrap-up of 2017, A Great Year for Mary-the-Candidate "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

seatSeat at my local bus stop (not Adelaide), in December, 2017

by Mary W Maxwell

This is a wrap-up of my 2017 articles, but also of my geographical extravaganza. The first third of the year was spent by me in South Australia, the next in Alabama, and the last in New Hampshire. Ill boast of my hundred-or-so articles this year by linking key ones.

The Australian Phase

In January I finished off my series on the Droudis trial, and spoke at the Conservative Speakers Club in Launceston, where I found out about the Sue Neill-Fraser case.

On January 28, soon after his Inauguration, Trump spoiled his copyboo...

16:15

Chinese Government gets 100 year lease on airport for $1 "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

from The Australian

Chinas communist government could soon own an Australian airport after paying just $1 for a 100-year lease on the land.

The state-owned China Southern Airlines partially owns Merredin Aerodrome, 260 kilometres east of Perth, and has control of the runways, hangars and the control tower.

However, this Chinese government company could soon own all of the country airport less than 25 years after it secretly paid the West Australian government $1 for a 100-year lease, The Australian reports.

Entrepreneur Dick Smith, who is also a former chairman of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, said this was the first time a foreign power had owned an Australian airport.

China secretly paid the WA government $1 for a 100 year lease on Merreden Airport, 260 kl south east of Perth

It is outrageous that an Aussie pilot cant go to a...

16:07

This Flu Season Begins the Risk of a Pandemic 2018-2019 "IndyWatch Feed National"

A possible new pandemic is forming from a deadly strain of flu emerging from Australia and will be headed to the UK as the normal flow of travels would take it. Britain will perhaps be hit with the worst flu season in 50 years. Already, there are about 170,000 cases of flu reported in Australia which is more than double this season than usual.

The strain of flu is called H3N2, and the number of flu deaths in Australia over winter has not yet been released, but its thought to be the worst in many years. The last major flu epidemic was in the 1968 pandemic which began in Hong Kong killing more than a million people worldwide. Flu pandemics have been linked to fluctuations in climate, and new research connects the worlds four most recent pandemics to the cyclical cooling of the Pacific Ocean near the equator.

The cyclical research correlating everything reveals that the four flu outbreaks that swept the world in the past 100 years all followed periods of global cooling. These were in 1918, 1957, 1968 and 2009 (in this last instance, the H1N1 swine flu). When sea-surface temperatures sank abnormally low, this correlates to large flu pandemics. This cooling is associated with  La Nia, a phase in a larger climate pattern. La Nia is the cool counterpart to El Nio, which is marked by unusually warm temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. It is now clear that both events alter weather patterns around the globe.

While the typical Transverse Wave cycle event would be every 22.75 years, but the Longitudinal Wave structure simultaneously exists and the complexity of these wave points to this season as turning up the risk factors for a pandemic flu season in 2018 and 2019.

15:51

VICSES issues thunderstorms warning "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

THE Victorian Head Office of the State Emergency Service (VICSES) has advised, at 2pm today, Friday, December 29 that parts of Victoria and being impacted by severe thunderstorms.

Affecting parts of central and eastern Victoria, the result may be:
* Heavy rain leading to flash flooding,
* Hail
* Localised damaging winds.
Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is advising those camping during the holiday period not
to take shelter under trees or camp near streams or creeks as these can rise quickly.
Remember to monitor your conditions and stay informed by listening to emergency broadcasters, or
visiting the VicEmergency website and app.
VICSES is also advising the public to prepare and take the following actions:
* Check that loose items such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely
secured.
* Do not park or shelter under trees.
* Be aware of road hazards, such as debris and damaged roads or bridges.
* Plan your trip, drive to the conditions.
* Never drive through floodwaters.
* Keep clear of damaged buildings, powerlines or trees.
* Floodwater is toxic never play, or swim in floodwater.
VICSES volunteers are prepared for the forecasted weather and are ready to respond to any calls for
assistance
For SES assistance call 132 500
For life threatening emergencies call 000
Jackson Bell, VICSES State Agency Commander:
With the long weekend upon us, were asking campers to monitor their conditions and not to camp
under trees.
Some areas may see localised flash flooding. We are reminding motorists to take extra care, drive to
the conditions and never drive through floodwaters.

The post VICSES issues thunderstorms warning appeared first on South Gippsland Sentinel-Times.

15:28

Keep fireworks legal this NYE "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

INVERLOCH, Coronet Bay and Cowes will have fireworks on New Years Eve.
Inverlochs fireworks will be held at the recreation reserve at 9.30pm.
Coronet Bays fireworks will be held at 9.30pm at 39A Gellibrand Street.
At Cowes Jetty, fireworks will be held from 9.30pm to 9.40pm.
At San Remo, a candlelight labyrinth walk will be held at Lions Park, Back Beach Road, with 600 tealight candles illuminating the foreshore.

The Country Fire Authority is warning people against using illegal fireworks and firecrackers this New Years Eve, as many people prepare to ring in 2018 outdoors.
While many people see illegal fireworks as an innocent celebration, they can cause serious issues for fire services.
Between November 2016 and March this year, Metropolitan Fire Brigade firefighters responded to 21 emergency callouts for firework related incidents and CFA firefighters attended over 60 fires caused by the use of illegal fireworks.
MFB acting chief officer David Bruce said the few seconds of fun to be had is not worth the risk.
Fireworks can be unpredictable and pose a significant danger to both the community and firefighters, he said.
The consequences can be severe and include death and destruction of property.
CFA chief officer Steve Warrington said fires caused by the illegal use of fireworks are preventable and tie up valuable emergency services resources.
While we do everything we can, we look to those in the community to use common sense, take responsibility for preventing fires and keeping themselves safe over the festive season, he said.
The community should enjoy the New Year with family and friends, but safety should remain the highest priority.
MFB and CFA are encouraging people to attend the many free and legal fireworks displays being held across the state over the New Year.
In the event that a Total Fire Ban is declared, fire authorities will work with official permitted fireworks events to ensure they can proceed.
If you wish to inform authorities of illegal fireworks activities, phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Celebrate safely checklist:
If youre firing up the BBQ make sure you give your BBQ once-over. Check to see that there are no loose connections or damages to the gas cylinders.
If youre travelling, camping or staying home, be aware of your surroundings, be prepared and know where to access emergency information.
Look after your pets, especially on New Years Eve as loud noise can spook your animals and cause distress.
Look out for your neighbours and....

15:08

Thank Folk Its Friday 29th December "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

This Week in Folk All the News From The Week That Was We published our traditional list of our favourite Christmas carols and songs from the year including tracks from Amber Lawrence, Jennifer Hanson, Balsam Range, Paul Mosley & the Red Meat Orchestra, Bradley Palermo, Courtney Marie Andrews, Lori McKenna, Sera Cahoone, Phoebe Bridgers, []

14:37

Composting Methods our Subscribers Prefer "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"


In October, 2017, we asked subscribers to our newsletter, Cuttings, to answer a number of questions in a survey about composting. Although the number of respondents was not high, some interesting insights have been gained.

There were 149 respondents out of the 4800 who opened the newsletter. Even though this was not a high percentage, the results provide some interesting insights.

What type of composting system do you use?

Plastic bins with either open or closed bases were the most popular with about 17% of respondents using one of these and almost equal numbers using a combination of two or more different composting methods. Close behind in popularity were worm farms, then tumblers and open heaps. Bokashi bins or bucket or various types of open cages were least used

What was the cost of your composting system?

Almost 50% of respondents had spent $50 or less. Twenty seven percent had spent $51-$100 while much fewer spent higher sums a few of $300 or more.

How old is your composting system?

About 40% of respondents had been composting for 15 years, 34% for 510 years while 21 % had been composting for 10 years or more.

How easy is it to use your composting system?

For 70%, composting was very easy. Thirty six people provided comments on this question.  The most frequent observations were difficulty of turning tumblers, especially when full, the need to turn the compost to get fast breakdown and problems getting the ratios of green to brown components right.

What do you like most about your composting system?

Analysing 130 comments can be done through a wordle which yields a visual representation of the frequency with which words appear. Below is a wordle of the comments from which the words garden and compost have been removed because they overwhelmed the frequencies of the more interesting words.

From looking at comments and the wordle the overall conclusion is that people liked their system and found it a great way to use household and garden waste productively. Worms were popular in either a worm...

14:28

January In Your Patch "IndyWatch Feed National"

January is here! Wondering what to do in the garden? What vegetables and herbs should you plant? Its the start of the New Year and whether its time for a little rest and relaxation after a manic December, or you have a New Years resolution to spend some quality time with your garden; its  time to get out in your patch!  While we have been distracted with festive things, our patches have probably suffered a little and are in need of some serious loving right now. We have loads of  tips that will encourage your garden to flourish in the sunshine of Summer.

Warm Areas

Frost free or occasional light frosts (North from about Coffs Harbour and all the way across to the west to Geraldton)

Its pretty hot out there at the moment, and it definitely isnt the ideal time to be planting much. That said, you can try eggplant, zucchini, cucumber, capsicum, chillies and tomatoes; towards the end of the month.

  • Lettuce can be grown at the tail end of January, but consider popping them under a shade cloth tent.
  • Try Lemongrass if you havent already. Its woody nature helps prevent too much damage from the heat. Though wait until things cool down for any other herbs.
  • Still time to pop in some asparagus, just find a cooler spot in the patch.
  • Its not too late for watermelon, rockmelon and pineapple. Mangos can go in this time of year also.
  • Plants feel the need for a feed at this time of year. A seaweed tea or low environmental impact liquid fertiliser is perfect. Throughout the growing period diluted worm teas can be added to your garden every couple of weeks. This will help keep up the growth and fruiting capabilities of your plants. Apply to the soil early in the morning, in the concentrations mentioned on the packet.
  • Pretty up the patch with these flowering fancies: marigolds and sunflowers. Popping these in around your veggies will give some colour and interest to the patch, and act as beneficial insect attractors!
  • Consider a green manure crop to add some life and love to an overworked patch. At this time of year, try millet, lablab, or cow pea. This will improve your soil incredibly. For a bit of forward planning, youll find it well worth the effort!
  • Water smarter at this time of year. Water first thing in the morning and instead of quickie irrigation, a nice deep drink a couple of times a week is far more beneficial! Our fact sheet Irrigation In An Arid Nation has loads more info on smart water habits.
  • If you havent done already, look in...

14:25

Kurkure Mango Achaari Triangles "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Some months ago I wrote about Kurkure's snacks and recently I procured their chips

These Mango chutney-flavoured triangles have a beaut flavour combining lime, fruit and pepper.

Aside from the tannin-like bite, they taste a bit like lime and pepper crisps except it's a white pepper-like spice.

14:16

Maybe weather really is climate after all "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

Now updated with the above video from 1977.

I fear we are looking at a breath of sanity in the midst of madness, but enjoy it while you can.

Trump mocks global warming in tweet

President Trump mocked the idea of global warming in a tweet Thursday, making one of his first (if not the first) such public comments on the topic since entering the White House almost a year ago.

In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Years Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good...

14:15

Robert Smith at the Record Crate "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"


Robert at our regular thursday fortnight thing at the Record Crate


2 more space cadets - Josh and Lucy are    Kids ... In ... Space  ... !

14:04

Cost and Indulgence: Gloating over New Years Celebrations "IndyWatch Feed Alllocal"

The gloating over the forthcoming New Year celebrations has already commenced.  The first big city to feature on the roundups in each news segment as the year is ushered in tends to be Sydney, self-proclaimed global city in the antipodes, ever keen to rub its vulgar confidence into the noses of rival Melbourne.  And, for that matter, every other city since costly fireworks and light displays matter in the image table.

In the time zones where the new year festivities feature with clockwork regularity, Sydney is the first flash, the initiator of the world into another fairly meaningless measurement known as a year, humanitys effort to combat all swallowing eternity.  Organisers are interviewed, confident that the display will be the greatest ever.

The problem with such an absolutist catch-all clich as greatest ever is that it surely cannot happen each year.  This improbability hardly bothers those behind putting together the event, whose job prescription eschews originality.  The Sydney NYE committee, organisers and propagandists, find it entirely feasible that each event is surely greater than the other, and spread this gospel through media outlets without irony.  Such optimism, such naked advertising!

This, after all, is an occasion to forget the year that was, to forget woe, crimes against humanity and barrel scraping politicians, appalling decisions and missteps and perhaps most importantly, forget the scruples about the environment and the heating planet.

Everything touching on these celebrations resembles self-promotion at its most cringe worthy, so much so it deserves the tag of grotesque.  Even newspapers join the ride, casting aside editorial judgment in favour of back slapping confidence.  After a year that many were happy to leave behind, went the Sydney Morning Herald at the start of 2017, an estimated 1.5 million people packed the foreshore on Saturday for a double bill of fireworks climaxing with the world famous midnight pyrotechnics extravaganza.  These lines are already being copied to be re-run on the first day of 2018.

That account was more overawed than shocked at the sheer profligacy on display.  The Roman Emperors equated displays of extravagance with the worthiness of power.  The modern city bureaucrat equates firework displays with the desperate need to have a mention in every significant news outlet in the world.  There were seven tonnes of fireworks used at the Sydney Harbour bridge show the last time, including 12,000 shells, 25,000 shooting comets and some 100,000 or so individual pyrotechnic effects.  Millions had been expended ($7 million in one count).

These are not costs all are oblivious to. Even som...

13:30

What is Libs' pokie policy? "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"


The Xmas break couldnt have come quick enough for the Liberals in Tasmania. Barely three months from an election finds it completely stranded without a  poker machine policy post 2023.

Rebecca White hasnt just shifted the goalposts. Shes moved grounds.



The Libs no doubt expected a policy from Labor that fell roughly within their policy position determined by five guiding principles announced in 2016 as a precursor to the parliamentary inquiry. Any policy differences would be minor and easily addressed by hanging on in the clinches and scaring the daylights out of the electorate with predictions of impending havoc caused by job destroying latte sipping greenies and other lefties.

But Ms White has decided she wasnt going to be defined by the rules set by the government.

So how are the Libs going to rejoin the public discussion without being seen to be doing the bidding of the Federal Group?

The governments stated policy position was to allocate future licenses to conduct gaming operations via a market mechanism such as a tender. However the Federal Group/THA jointly rejected the notion of a market based solution as one which would be very costly and generate uncertainty and massive disruption for all stakeholders. So much for the genius of capitalism in finding efficient market based solutions . If those guys dont believe in it then who does?

The joint proponents suggeste...

13:28

Free Download: Albert Camus, "The Myth of Sisyphus" "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Free Download: Albert Camus, "The Myth of Sisyphus"
"A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus on Our Search for 
Meaning and Why Happiness Is Our Moral Obligation
by Maria Popova

To decide whether life is worth living is to answer the fundamental question of philosophy, Albert Camus (November 7, 1913January 4, 1960) wrote in his 119-page philosophical essay ...

13:22

Trumps Executive Order and Australias Massive Donations to the Clinton Foundation "IndyWatch Feed National"

by Phil Hingston

By now, just about everyone in the world (except those living under a rock) is aware of Donald Trumps Executive Order from the 21st December, 2017, targeting human rights abuse (read child sex trafficking) and corruption. Corruption in all its forms being financial, criminal, moral, political, religious, sexual. we all know what corruption is. We just didnt know how to stop it.

 Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corrup...

13:18

Wangan & Jagalingou Aboriginal people expected to lose their rights for economically unviable Adani Carmichael coal mine? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

The Numbers Dont Stack Up: W&Js Rights on the Chopping Block for Adanis Non Viable Project, New Matilda By John Quiggin on December 24, 2017 In the fourth in a five part series on the proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine, John Quiggin looks at the numbers for the project, and like virtually all other parts of the planned project, they dont survive closer examination. John Quiggin explains.

In what was lauded as a landmark moment for the Adani Group, in June 2017, its chairman Gautam Adani announced his board had given final investment approval for the $5.3 billion first stage of its Carmichael mine project in the Galilee Basin, as well as approval for the associated rail line project, to be constructed from the Basin to the Abbot Point coal terminal.

At the same time, however, Adani asserted its projects future would remain contingent on finance. Given the projects outstanding financial issues, exposed in detail here, alongside Adanis sustained...

13:05

2017: The year that climate change hit "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

 http://www.dw.com/en/2017-the-year-climate-change-hit/a-41944142

The devastating effects of climate change are becoming apparent and the world has begun taking action. But the frequency of extreme weather events has shown we are starting to run out of time.

Crazy weather has been a hot topic for elevator conversations this year  and yes, extremes are starting to become the new normal.

No continent was spared in 2017 when it came to extreme weather. From droughts to hurricanes, from smog to forest fires, these events killed thousands of people  and have been directly linked to climate change.

Read more: Extreme weather on the rise in Europe

Southern Europe, Canada and the United States were among the areas worst hit by devastating wildfires. Both in California and Portugal, 2017 has been the deadliest year on record for wildfires. Even icy Greenland wasnt spared. Climate change, along with the dangerous combination of a lack of sustainable forest management and careless or malicious human activity, has been to blame.

Read more:...

13:02

Environmental Progress pushes Fake Scientists and Radiation Quackery "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Exposing the misinformation of Michael Shellenberger and Environmental Progress Jim Green, Nuclear Monitor Issue: #853 4689 30/10/2017

.Fake scientists and radiation quackery

EPs UK director John Lindberg is described as an expert on radiation on...

12:55

Fukushima Nuclear Waste Crisis Is Getting Bigger With Every Passing Day "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

Nuclear waste storages in Namie, Minamisoma and Iitate, Fukushima prefecture in Japan. Adopting a return to normal policy, the Japanese government undertook an unprecedented decontamination program for areas of Fukushima contaminated by the triple reactor meltdown in March 2011. Fukushima prefecture is 70 percent mountainous forest which has not and cannot be decontaminated, with decontamination efforts focussed along roads and in towns, farmland and in narrow areas around peoples houses. The result has been that the Japanese authorities have produced a nuclear waste crisis, with over 7 million tons of waste located in 147,000 locations (as of August 2017). The Japanese government is determined to force people back to their homes despite the on-going radiation risks and the vast volumes of nuclear waste.

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12:54

TEPCO president gave order not to call 2011 crisis a meltdown "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

Tepco former president Masataka Shimizu 27 dec 2017.jpg
NIIGATAAn investigation committee is leveling the blame for the failure to use the word meltdown following the Fukushima nuclear accident in March 2011 at Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Masataka Shimizu.
Shimizu instructed TEPCO employees not to use the term on his own and was not following orders from the prime ministers office, the committees report said on Dec. 26.
TEPCO did not publicly confirm that a meltdown had occurred until May 2011.
There were no instructions (to TEPCO) from the prime ministers office on whether to use the word meltdown or not, the panel said as to why the announcement was delayed for two months.
The committee was jointly set up by the Niigata prefectural government and TEPCO to investigate the cause of the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011.
The investigation is

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12:53

Adani coal megamine is not viable: why do they persist with it? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

The Numbers Dont Stack Up: W&Js Rights on the Chopping Block for Adanis Non Viable Project, New Matilda,  By John Quiggin on December 24, 2017Adani Changes its Plans

In the context of shifting policy settings and coal markets, Adani has changed its plans. The original Adani proposal involved production of 60 million tonnes of coal from W&J Country in the Galilee Basin, and with an expected life of 90 years.

This was at first downgraded to 40 million tonnes of coal by 2022, with an expected life of 60 years, and then further reduced to 25 million tonnes of coal.

This revised so-called Stage 1 project would defer expansion of the Abbot Point terminal, alongside establishment of an initial, smaller mine.

Given the very unlikely possibility that coal will actually be in demand for electricity generation beyond 2050, the difference in duration is immaterial. However, these reductions in scale do have important implications for the viability of the rail line.

Capital investment for t...

12:49

Shocked to learn that Queensland Government was ready to extinguish Native Title rights "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Another blow for our First Australians , Echo.net. Lynette Dickinson, Pottsville. 27 Dec 17 
I was shocked to hear that the Queensland Government was ready to extinguish Native Title rights
of the Wangan and Jagalingou traditional owners of the land on which  the Adani Carmichael coal mine is set to be built,  even though on four occasions since 2012 the W&J traditional owners had voted unanimously  at an authorisation meeting to reject an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with Adani,
underlining their sustained opposition to the mine.

However, the government had refused to wait until their Federal Court case  to challenge extinguishment of their Native Title rights is heard next March.

Subsequent to thousands of emails and phone calls of objection being sent..,  this week the W&J traditional owners have been granted an interim injunction  against the Queensland Government and Adani.   This gives them respite

Read more of Lynettes comprehensive and informative letter here:
www.echo.net.au/2017/12/another-blow-first-australians/


12:43

5 more minors in Fukushima Pref. at time of nuclear accident diagnosed with thyroid cancer "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

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FUKUSHIMA Five more people in Fukushima Prefecture who were 18 and under at the time of the 2011 nuclear accident were diagnosed with thyroid cancer as of the end of September this year, a prefectural investigative commission announced at a Dec. 25 meeting.
Fukushima Prefecture established the commission to examine the health of residents after the March 2011 triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. A total of 159 Fukushima prefectural residents who were aged 18 and under when the meltdowns occurred have now been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
The commission stated on Dec. 25 that it is difficult to think the cases are related to radiation exposure from the disaster.

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