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Saturday, 13 October


Tropical Storm "Sergio" about to make landfall in Baja California Sur "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.pacific"

Tropical Storm "Sergio" is weakening as it quickly approaches the coast of Baja California Sur. Rainbands continue to spread over the peninsula and the northwestern Mexico state of Sonora, NHC said. On the forecast track, the center of Sergio will make...... Read more


Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed"

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Faces of the day "IndyWatch Feed"

The Jerusalem Magistrates Court has ruled that two New Zealand Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activists must pay damages totaling NIS 45,000 for their role in the cancellation of a scheduled Lorde concert in Tel Aviv.[] -Jpost The post Faces of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed"

The word for today is diphthong (noun) A complex speech sound or glide that begins with one vowel and gradually changes to another vowel within the same syllable, as (oi) in boil or () in fine. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : A union of two vowels pronounced in one syllable, late 15th [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed"

Proverbs 13 15 A person with good sense is respected; a treacherous person is headed for destruction.[b] The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Cartoon for Today "IndyWatch Feed"

Peter Brookes The Times 12102018

Peter Brookes on Esther McVey Admitting Some People Will Be Worse-Off On Universal Credit



Tweet of the Week "IndyWatch Feed"


Quotes of the Week "IndyWatch Feed"

I fear that the danger of plastic bags is much exaggerated  [Former sacked prime minister & Liberal MP for Warringah Tony Abbott quoted in The Guardian on the subject of plastics polluting the environment, 6 October 2018]

 A key architect of the landmark Paris climate deal has lambasted the Coalition governments inaction on greenhouse gas emissions, saying it goes against the science, squanders economic opportunity and risks Australias international standing. Laurence Tubiana, a respected French diplomat and economist, also says Prime Minister Scott Morrisons claim that Australia will meet its Paris targets at a canter is contradicted by international scientific opinion.  [Journalist Nicole Hasham in The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 October 2018]

To me this particular event seems to show the Liberal party has been taken over frankly by extremists on the hard right who arent particularly motivated to win elections and arent particularly motivated to serve the public. Theyre just motivated by a crazy agenda.  ...


The Russian-Pakistani $10 Billion Pipeline Will Promote Eurasian Integration "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Both partnered Great Powers have years of experience surviving under different manifestations of American pressure, though Iran certainly takes the cake from both of them when it comes to this, and all three will have to pool their collective resolve to resist the increased pressure that theyll surely come under by the US if they do indeed go forward with these pipeline plans.

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MACKAY Dangerous drugs charges, Sarina "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY October 11, 2018 at 04:56PM ,

Dangerous drugs charges, Sarina

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MACKAY Vehicle stolen and recovered, Slade Point "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY October 11, 2018 at 08:30AM ,

Vehicle stolen and recovered, Slade Point

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Friday, 12 October


11/12/2018 "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Night out tomorrow? I wanna go to cairns city but all of my friends live in mareeba and speewah.

Edit: My title is retarded.

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Halia Elections Civil
New Dawn FM News

A candidate in the Halia Constituency By-elections has praised the civil manner in which the campaign is being carried out.

Bordger Semoso is campaigning for the Halia Seat and he is calling for his people to prepare for referendum comes June 15 2019.

He says the challenge is that the people of the constituency lack knowledge about the Bougainville referendum.

He says the referendum will take place next year and the people do not know much about it.

He reveals that as the referendum target date approaches people still do not know what the referendum is

Mr Semoso is a candidate for the Halia Constituency seat box number 10.

He is optimistic about wining the seat and believes he is the right man to prepare his people for next year.




Momis Happy with JSB
New Dawn FM News

Self-determination has been a perennial problem in Papua New Guinea and Bougainville ever since first Bougainvilleans decided to secede from Papua New Guinea.
ABG President Chief Dr John Momis says that Bougainvileans have struggle for a long time to exercise their right to self-determination.
President Moms says the progress achieved in this JSB augurs well for both Bougainville and PNG.
He says Bougainvilleans for the first time would be given the right and freedom to actively participate in development through the referendum.
President Momis says Bougainville stands on threshold of a new socio-economic and political order that will define its future.
He adds that with a joint effort a good and democratic outcome can be achieved if the process has integrity by fully implementing the Bougainville Peace Agreement.
The President also extended gratitude to officials on both government for their tireless efforts in resolving issues pertinent to next years referendum.
President Momis said this was the beginning of good things to come in the future.




JSB Hailed a Success
New Dawn FM News

The special Joint Supervisory Body has been hailed a success to find a way forward for Bougainville to lasting peace.
Prime Minister Peter ONeil says this is a great moment for Papua New Guinea in resolving all outstanding issues especially the referendum.
The Prime Minister also thanked ABG President Chief Dr John Momis and his delegation for their commitment and willingness to collaborate with the National Government.
He has also lauded the finalised question to be asked during the referendum vote
The Prime Minister has also assured President Momis and the people of Bougainville of the commitment by the National Government to go through the steps to ensure that there is a free and fair referendum.
He says he the National Government want Bougainvilleans to have their say in determining their future.
The JSB will reconvene on the third week of January 2019.




Referendum Question Approved
New Dawn FM News

The implementation of the Referendum to decide Bougainvilles ultimate political fate has reached another momentous milestone with the approval of the Question to be asked during the referendum.
The Questions to be asked will be placed on ballot papers during the referendum vote for Bougainvilleans to decide whether to secede or continue to remain as a part of PNG.
The question has been simplified to Do you agree for Bougainville to have, option one Greater Autonomy or option two Independence.
During the referendum vote the ballot papers will be printed both in English and Tok Pisin.
The Joint Supervisory Body has agreed that this question is simple and easy to understand by the average Bougainvillean during the referendum vote.
The JSB was adjourned from yesterday to today because both the ABG and National Government were not satisfied with the structure of the question.
Both governments have since agreed to this question and have endorsed its use in the referendum vote ballot papers.



US "Investigates" Genocide in Myanmar, Commits Genocide in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

October 12, 2018 (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - Rarely is US hypocrisy so cynical and overt as a recent US State Department investigation into ongoing violence in Myanmar, all while the US continues its full spectrum support of Saudi Arabia's genocidal war on Yemen.

In addition to Washington's role in Yemen, the US also occupies Afghanistan and Syria while carrying out drone strikes and covert military interventions in territory stretching from North Africa to Central Asia.

In Myanmar specifically, the US has openly and for decades funded and supported groups and individuals involved directly on both sides of ongoing ethnic violence. Now, it is leveraging that violence to single out obstacles to US influence in Southeast Asia and in Myanmar specifically. 

Reuters in their article titled, "U.S. accuses Myanmar military of 'planned and coordinated' Rohingya atrocities," would claim:
A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmars military waged a well-planned and coordinated campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the Southeast Asian nations Rohingya Muslim minority. 
Reuters admits the US State Department's report, titled "Documentation of Atrocities in Northern Rakhine State," was in fact merely interviews conducted with alleged witnesses in neighbouring Bangladesh.

Was it Really an Investigation? 

Imagine a fight breaks out between two groups of people. The police are called in. But instead of arriving at the crime scene, the police instead interview only one group, and do so at their home before drawing their final conclusions. Would anyone honestly call this an "investigation?" The US State Department apparently would, because this is precisely what the State Department has done in regards to ongoing ethnic violence in Myanmar.

The full report, found here on the US State Department's website, would admit:
The Bureau of...


American Meddling in the Maldives is Aimed at China "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

October 12, 2018 (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - The United States was exuberant after its proxies took power in the Maldives during the September 24th elections.  Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) came out with 58% of the vote over incumbent, President Abdulla Yameen.

Former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power would exclaim on social media:
The people of the Maldives (turnout: 89%!) showed extraordinary bravery in ousting their repressive president at the ballot box. They join Ethiopians, Armenians, Malaysians & others in making clear the enduring power - and necessity - of democratic values.

The American media also did little to hide its excitement, and linked the victory directly to a wider US-led effort to set Beijing's regional influence back.

The Wall Street Journal in its article, "More Belt and Road Backlash: The Maldives turns away from China and back toward democracy," would claim:
On Monday President Abdulla Yameen conceded defeat to Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, a longtime member of parliament. Some 90% of eligible voters turned out. Mr. Solih won with 58% of the vote after promising to restore democracy and improve relations with the West. He also vowed to take a harder line against Chinese investment. 
The Wall Street Journal would repeat a now familiar narrative promoted by the US regarding China's One Belt, One Road initiative, claiming:
Alarmists say climate change means the Maldives will be underwater soon, but predatory loans could drown the nations finances first. China began investing heavily in the countrys public works in recent years. A 2017 International Monetary Fund report found that its debt-to-GDP ratio rose nearly 11.5 percentage points from 2014-16. Its external debt could hit 51.2% of GDP by 2021 thanks to Chinese proje...


American Meddling in the Maldives is Aimed at China "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

October 12, 2018 (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - The United States was exuberant after its proxies took power in the Maldives during the September 24th elections.  Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) came out with 58% of the vote over incumbent, President Abdulla Yameen.

Former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power would exclaim on social media:
The people of the Maldives (turnout: 89%!) showed extraordinary bravery in ousting their repressive president at the ballot box. They join Ethiopians, Armenians, Malaysians & others in making clear the enduring power - and necessity - of democratic values.

The American media also did little to hide its excitement, and linked the victory directly to a wider US-led effort to set Beijing's regional influence back.

The Wall Street Journal in its article, "More Belt and Road Backlash: The Maldives turns away from China and back toward democracy," would claim:
On Monday President Abdulla Yameen conceded defeat to Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, a longtime member of parliament. Some 90% of eligible voters turned out. Mr. Solih won with 58% of the vote after promising to restore democracy and improve relations with the West. He also vowed to take a harder line against Chinese investment. 
The Wall Street Journal would repeat a now familiar narrative promoted by the US regarding China's One Belt, One Road initiative, claiming:
Alarmists say climate change means the Maldives will be underwater soon, but predatory loans could drown the nations finances first. China began investing heavily in the countrys public works in recent years. A 2017 International Monetary Fund report found that its debt-to-GDP ratio rose nearly 11.5 percentage points from 2014-16. Its external debt could hit 51.2% of GDP by 2021 thanks to Chi......


BSPS Mead presents beautification project winners "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Gerehu Secondary School was awarded top prize for their BSP School Beautification Project.

The School Beautification Project initiated by Bank South Pacific, saw the participation of nine (9) schools in the National Capital District (NCD). It was aimed at engaging students to be responsible for the environment by demonstrating the Go Green theme, Rethink, Recycle, Reuse.

Gerehu Secondary School was awarded the top prize, with their stunning creativity in designing old tyres around their classroom as flower beds and decorations whilst Marianville came close enough with their recycled craft of broken glasses and plastic bottles.

Both schools were treated to a surprise visit on Tuesday 9th October,when BSP Brand Ambassador David Mead paid a visit to present the awards.
Mead who captained the PNG Kumuls last weekend, was pleased with the response from students who participated in the Go Green Beautification project.

Taking care of the environment is everyones responsibility. Teaching the right values of respect and care the environment, builds better citizens,

 The school beautification project, not only gets students to recycle and reuse, it gets students to be considerate about how they dispose of used items and rubbish, said Mead.

This is the first year for the Bank to run the School Beautification Project.Participating Schools were challenged take part in one of two categories,Beautifying & Landscaping in School or Arts & Craft using recycling materials to promote sustainability and beautification of the environment.

In the Primary Category, KilaKila Primary School snatched the first place whilst runner-up went to New Erima Primary. 

The wining schools for both Secondary and Primary were presented with K3, 000 cheques respectively whilst the runner-up claimed K2, 000 each.

The Go Green program is something I am very much interested in outside of Rugby League so it was nice to be a partof it in delivering some messages to the winning schools.

Mead also took time out to answer questions from students and shared his experienced of playing footy in the professional level before taking photos with teachers and students.


US Intelligence Had a "Duty to Warn" Khashoggi Why Didn't That Happen? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

If U.S. intelligence acquired the information through the British GHCQ, a warning to Khashoggi might have revealed that the GHCQ has bugged all those Cisco telephones the Saudi royals so proudly display.


Dafa to captain PNG U23 Residents against NSW U23 "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Enga Mioks back rower Eddie Dafa will captain the PNG U23 Residents side this weekend in the inaugural clash against New South Wales Under 23 Country in Port Moresby. Dafa who hails from Kainantu in the Eastern Highlands Province will be assisted by Lae Snax Tigers five eighth Edwin Ipape, originally from Tari in the Southern Highlands Province. Goroka Lahanis premiership winning coach Glen Nami who is assistant to Head Coach Stanley Tepend made the announcement at training today when naming the starting line- up.

The team is:

1. Jah HOGAN

2. Eliakim LUKARA

3. Brandon NIMA

4. Stanford TALITA

5. Norman BROWN

6. Edwin IPAPE - Vice Captain

7. Mark TONY

8. Kingston PAUL

9. Woods KAWAGE

10. Joejoe WALLAMES

11. Emmanual WAINE

12. Eddie DAFA - Captain

13. Missach WELEN


14. Nicky HASU


16. Casey DICKSON

17. Levai ANDREW

18. Kenedy BEN

Coach: Stanley TEPEND

Gates at the Oil Search National Football open at 11am on Sunday October 14, 2018. The 1st curtain Raiser at 12 noon will see National Womens champions Southern Confederate take on an Australian Defence Force womens side.

At 1.00pm the Australian Defence Force Mens team will play the Southern Confederate side.

The main game between PNG U23 Residents and NSW Country 23 kicks off at 3.00pm.


The Killing of Saudi Journalist Khashoggi Could Spell the End for Mohammad bin Salman "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The death of famous journalist Saudita Jamal Khashoggi is likely to have important repercussions, revealing the hypocrisy of the mainstream media, tensions inside the Saudi regime, and the double standards of Western countries.


World view Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Friday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


October 13 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Nero ascended to the Roman throne.

1307 Hundreds of Knights Templar in France were simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair

1332  Rinchinbal Khan, Emperor Ningzong of Yuan became the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, reigning for only 53 days.

1773 The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier.

1775 The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).

1777  British General John Burgoynes Army at The Battles of Saratogawas surrounded by superior numbers, setting the stage for its surrender which inspired  France to enter the American Revolutionary War against the British.

1792  The cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House ) was laid.

1812 War of 1812: Battle of Queenston Heights  As part of the Niagara campaign in Ontario, United States forces under General Stephen Van Rensselaer were repulsed from invading Canada by British and native troops led by Sir Isaac Brock.

1843 Henry Jones and 11 others founded Bnai Brith (the oldest Jewish service organization in the world).

1845  A majority of voters in the Republic of Texas approved a proposed constitution, that if accepted by the U.S. Congress, would make Texas a U.S. state.

1862  Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer, was born (d. 1900).

1884 Greenwich, was established as...


Rain??? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Man I forgot this water thing existed for a while there.

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Italy Declares War on Merkel and the EU "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

If there were ever any doubts that the leaders of the Euroskeptic coalition that now runs Italy has a plan to defy the European Union its proposed budget should quell them.


What is the authority of climate scientists? "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Climate realists/skeptics often encounter the argument that most skeptics are not actually climate scientists because they mostly come from a range of other disciplines. The clear assumption is that there is something special about climate science that only properly authenticated climate scientists can understand. And so when the serious head counters like John Cook and colleagues do their count they draw their sample from the people who publish in official climate science journals and/or do their work in designated climate science units.

I think that assumption reflects a fundamental failure to appreciate the nature of the weather and climate science. It helps to come from a background in Agricultural Science because that has some of the same characteristics as climate science. It is not a pure discipline, it is inevitably a mixed discipline where the most rudimentary understanding calls for a sound basis in all the sciences, chemistry, physics, botany, zoology, geology with more depth in selected areas like animal production, agronomy, soil science and other specialised areas like plant pathology and entomology.

You could say the same for political economy, or simply economics the way it is practiced by the masters like von Mises, Hayek and Davidson.

The point is that a person with a background in the relevant disciplines, whether or not they have spent years in climate science, is well placed to form an opinion the issues if they have taken the trouble to engage with the literature for some time with the necessary scientific (critical) attitude. Bear in mind that this type of appreciation is very different from advancing the field that indeed takes years of intense application.

As for advancing the field, how far has climate science advanced in the several decades since it became a burning issue, for all the tens of billions of dollars spent on it?

Climate modelling is arguably the heart and soul of the enterprise, certainly all the things that are being done to save the planet are justified by the alarming projections of massive General Circulation Models. This appears to be a highly specialized field and it depends entirely on government funding because no private agency has ventured to spend the amount of money required to do the work.

I wrote that it appears to be highly specialised but in fact multivariate regression modelling is a common practice, especially in the service of Keynesian econometrics (how is that going these days?) It really helps to have some hands-on experience in this area and from my experience there are three things that you really need to know.

1. Running regress...


America"s Disastrous Occupation of Afghanistan Turns 17 "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

America has now passed the 17-year mark in Afghanistan. The blame falls primarily on three successive presidents who embraced a quixotic crusade to remake Afghanistan. In contrast to his predecessors, Donald Trump seemed to understand how hopeless the Afghanistan war is.


Trump Let the Senate Decide on Declassification, 2403 "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

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Classic Radio Comedy: Im sorry Ill read that again The Curse of the Flying Wombat "IndyWatch Feed"

Classic BBC Radio comedy with John Cleese,Tim Brooke-Taylor,Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden

Im Sorry Ill Read That Again was billed as a radio custard pie this show ran for 8 years and starred Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie, John Otto Cleese, Jo Kendall and David Hatch and it was produced by Humphrey Barclay. Music was provided by Dave Lee and his band. The show sprang from the Cambridge University undergraduate revues, with the pilot of the series being a recording of the West End show, Cambridge Circus. The shows title came from a phrase commonly used by BBC newsreaders after a stumble or mistake, and established the series irreverent tone. It was first broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1964 (subsequent series were broadcast on the BBC Light Programme). ISIRTA, as it later became more well know as is notable for the amount of talent that festered within the group. Oddie and Garden wrote the scripts with contributions from the others, and this team later, with Tim Brook-Taylor went on to form The Goodies on TV, while John Cleese became a founding member of Monty Pythons Flying Circus


Your Questions for Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A special Question-and-Answer period at the Mises Institute's 2018 Supporters Summit in Auburn, Alabama. Recorded on September 28, 2018. Emceed by Mark Thornton.


The Self-Defeating US Empire "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Trump is trying to square a globalized world through a national-based American capitalism. It wont work.


How Bad Global Warming Science Hurts the Environmental Movement "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Jim Steele was the Director of the Sierra Nevada Field Campus of San Francisco State University from 1985 to 2009. Having taught courses on plants, natural sciences, bird banding and bird identification, his research into the causes of the declines in local bird populations led him to the understanding that natural climate cycles and landscape changes were causing disruptions of wildlife populations. He went on to author a book, Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist's Journey to Climate Skepticism, and a website, where he explores how faulty, over-hyped C02-driven climate change fears are misdirecting environmental researchers and activists away from the true cause of environmental disruption.


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Keeping Up Appearances S02 E08 "IndyWatch Feed"

lousy formatting, audio OK and best viewed full screen. In many ways the audio is the main attraction.


Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke. It aired on BBC One from 1990 to 1995. The central character is eccentric and snobbish middle class social climber Hyacinth Bucket(Patricia Routledge), who insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet.[2]The sitcom follows Hyacinth in her attempts to prove her social superiority, and to gain standing with those she considers upper class. Her attempts are constantly hampered by her lower class extended family, whom she is desperate to hide. Much of the humour comes from the conflict between Hyacinths vision of herself, and the reality of her underclass background. In each episode, she lands in a farcical situation as she battles to protect her social credibility.

The show comprised five series and 44 episodes, four of which are Christmas specials. Production ended when star Patricia Routledge moved on to other projects


PACE Rejects Resolution on Reform: No Legitimate Decisions Are Possible If Russia Is Excluded "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

If PACE is to serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and launching initiatives, no members rights can be restricted. The CoE along with PACE needs Russia as much as Russia needs it.


We Need an Ecological Civilization Before Its Too Late "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Jeremy LentJeremy Lent is author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanitys Search for Meaning, which investigates how different cultures have made sense of the universe and how their underlying values have changed the course of history. He is founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering a sustainable worldview. For more information visit


In the face of climate breakdown and ecological overshoot, alluring promises of green growth are no more than magical thinking. We need to restructure the fundamentals of our global cultural/economic system to cultivate an ecological civilization: one that prioritizes the health of living systems over short-term wealth production. 

Weve now been warned by the worlds leading climate scientists that we have just twelve years to limit climate catastrophe. The UNs International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has put the world on notice that going from a 1.5 to 2.0 C rise in temperature above preindustrial levels would have disastrous consequences across the board, with unprecedented flooding, drought, ocean devastation, a...


The #auspol preference trap at #WentworthVotes: @margokingston1 comments "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Heres my attempt to explain the preferencing imbroglio in Wentworth and how to vote strategically to defeat the Lib. Preferences are causing trouble in Wentworth, and if were not careful the left will elect the Liberal a terrible blow for climate change, Nauru refugees, gay rights and lots more. Heres how they work. Say []

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Margo Kingston

Co-publisher & editor-in-chief at No Fibs

Margo Kingston is an Australian journalist, author, and commentator. She is best known for her work at The Sydney Morning Herald and her weblog, Webdiary. Since 2012, Kingston has been a citizen journalist, reporting and commenting on Australian politics via Twitter and No Fibs.


365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Once more nature has trumped the calendar in the debate on when spring starts.

Today was definitely wintery.

It was also a day when I was able to spend most of the time indoors where it was, and still is, warm and cosy and Im very grateful for that.


Fake News Site Used New Zealand Prime Minister to Pump Bitcoin Startup "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A fake news site used images of New Zealand's prime minister in sponsored posts on Facebook to promote a bitcoin firm.



New Dawn FM News

Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, the Hon. Peter ONeill and President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, the Hon. Dr John Momis today reaffirmed their joint commitment to ensuring the full implementation of the Bougainville Peace Agreement.

Meeting in Port Moresby as part of a special meeting of the Joint Supervisory Body (JSB), the two leaders discussed broad ranging issues associated with the upcoming referendum.

The two leaders noted the importance of ensuring that the referendum is free and fair, and conducted in full accordance with the Constitution and Peace Agreement. Both the Prime Minister and the President agreed that it was essential that people understand the choice to be put, and the process to be followed once the referendum has taken place.

The meeting was also attended by the Chairman of the Bougainville Referendum Commission, former Prime Minister of Ireland, the Hon. Bertie Ahern. Mr Ahern indicated his honour at being appointed as Chairman and committed to working with both governments to ensure that the referendum is conducted freely and fairly.

Leaders noted the work undertaken to date by officials to prepare for the referendum and endorsed a proposed budget of K34 million for the coming year. Prime Minister ONeill undertook to ensure that the budget was incorporated into the 2019 national budget when it is handed down later this year.

It was agreed that the question to be put at the referendum would clearly outline the process to be followed after the referendum takes place and would be accompanied by a comprehensive awareness campaign (refer attachment).

Leaders agreed to meet again in the third week of January 2019 in Port Moresby at a full meeting of the JSB where further updates would be provided on referendum preparations and associated work to advance peace in Bougainville.


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Weather Chaos Around The World. "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Heres a few samples of the insane weather battering the globe right now.,44.89,271/loc=-42.692,4.561 Its FEROCIOUS Friday! Storm Callum brings travel chaos with flights, trains and ferries CANCELLED on Eugenies big day as 70mph gales and torrential rain pound UK -Storm will bring 6.3in (160mm) of rain to south Wales and batter Northern Ireland and []

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Friday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed"

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Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S04 E07 If You Were The Only Girl In The World "IndyWatch Feed"

Blocked in some locations

Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV.It ran for 68 episodes divided into five series on ITV from 1971 to 1975.

A BBC Wales and Masterpiece produced continuation also called Upstairs Downstairs was broadcast by BBC One in 2010.

Set in a large townhouse in Belgravia in West London, the series depicts the servants downstairs and their mastersthe family upstairsbetween the years 1903 and 1930, and shows the slow decline of the British aristocracy. Great events feature prominently in the episode but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between those 27 years, including the Edwardian period, the Suffragettes, First World War, the Roaring Twenties and the Wall Street Crash.

The show was a ratings success for ITV, and received outstanding acclaim worldwide winning multiple awards.

Series had an excellent cast with many well known actors appearing over the life of the series. Some are still active to this day.


The Sessional Curse: Universities and the Casual Work Force "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Universities have become bastions of sessional torment, feeding grounds for despair.  The term sessional is merely a euphemised way of describing an academic employee who has no ongoing employment other than what is offered, a person ever at the mercy of the subject or course coordinator of a department.  They are the toiling poor, the barrel scrapers, the trudged upon and demanded.

The problem here is loathsomely international.  In 2014, CBC News noted the increasing use of contracted sessionals in the university curriculum in Canada.  The case of Kimberley Ellis Hale was cited, an instructor in sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, who had essentially slaved for sixteen years on a precarious contract.  Despite those years of service, she has no job security.  She still needs to apply to teach her courses every semester.  She gets none of the perks a full time professor gets.

As with Canada, the United Kingdoms tertiary education system sees approximately half of all academic staff employed on low-paid temporary contracts.  In the United States, half-time work characterises half of faculty staff while the majority do not fall within a tenure track category.  The doors to employment security are, for the most part, barred.

In Australia, as a consequence largely of shifts that took place in university education in the early 1990s, teaching and research institutions became servers of market goals and ideologies, overseen by a none-too-benevolent master in the form of the Commonwealth.  Casual academic staff are the proletariat of the academic profession, something akin to a tribe abandoned and lost.  It seems, reflect Jane Kenway and Diana Langmead rather ruefully, that the triumph of economics over university education is now complete.

Central to this is fragmentation and increased expectation: the former, focused on splitting management from workers and ongoing workers from casual employees; the latter, on converting the academic into a consultant, entrepreneur and wearer of all hats of incongruous size and meaning, all the while inflating workloads on diminishing returns.

Casual academic staff are, according to research done by Robyn Day, David Peetz and Glenda Strachan, not integrated with the permanent academic labour market and that discipline is a key determinant of the level of frustration of casual academic staff.



McDonald's truly poison for cannon fodder "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

It is surprising that in today's society with all the information at one's fingertips, literally i.e. smartphones, where humans should realise that products sold from McDonald's stores that masquerade as food cause all sorts of health problems.

Super Size Me was a documentary made in 2004 by Morgan Spurlock on the real health dangers of consuming products from McDonald's stores.

Let's take a look at what the company advertises as one of their burgers, as seen in photo below:

Here is a reality the loyal humans are given, as documented by a social media user:

We do not recommend the purchase or consumption of McDonald's items.


1 year old Kiwi snowboarder "IndyWatch Feed"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to Our tandem snowboarding video was cute, but how about a just turned 1-year-old snowboarder from New Zealand?   The post 1 year old Kiwi snowboarder appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


The Charmer: Gorse The Tempter #1/6 Nigel Havers, Bernard Hepton, Fiona Fullerton, Rosemary Leach "IndyWatch Feed"


The Charmer was a 1987 British television serial set in the 1930s, and starring Nigel Havers as Ralph Ernest Gorse, a seducing conman, Rosemary Leach as Joan Plumleigh-Bruce, a smitten victim widow and Bernard Hepton as Donald Stimpson, Plumleigh-Bruces would-be beau, who vengefully pursues Gorse after he has conned her


Exercise Wallaby 2018 - Second Wave of Heavy Jet Passenger Charter Flights into Rockhampton Airport Due to Commence Saturday Night "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

It would appear that late on Saturday 13 October, the second 'wave' of heavy jet charter flights in support of the Singapore Armed Force's Exercise Wallaby 2018 will commence with a Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner scheduled to arrive after dark direct from Singapore's Changi Airport.

As per usual, it would be expected that the Dreamliner will park on Gate 6 on the southern end of the parking apron.

Meanwhile, we have been fortunate to receive several photos from 'inside the fence' captured by local plane spotter Ben O has he assisted with unloading and loading both a Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner and Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 during the first 'wave' of heavy jet passenger charter flights in late September.  Enjoy!


Australian Army NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter A40-039 Passes Through Rockhampton Airport as "Warhorse 249" "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

On Friday 12 October, Australian Army NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter A40-039 was photographed by local plane spotter 'IAD' as it visited Rockhampton Airport.

It had earlier arrived into Rocky from Oakey and is pictured departing to Townsville.

A40-039 was heard to use the radio callsig...


Friday feline "IndyWatch Feed"

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Malaysias Anwar on an impatient comeback trail "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Politician's popularity as prime minister-in-waiting will be tested at this weekend's poll, a forced contest some feel puts undue pressure on incumbent premier Mahathir Mohamad

Months after being pardoned and released from prison, the man seen as Malaysias prime minister-in-waiting is staging a grand comeback to propel his political ascent. Unable to contest in Mays historic general election, veteran politician Anwar Ibrahim is looking to clinch a decisive majority in Saturdays (October 12) parliamentary by-election in the seaside constituency of Port Dickson.

While the twice-jailed former opposition leader will by nearly all projections emerge victorious, a crowded field of seven candidates are vying to win the federal parliamentary seat in Negeri Sembilan, a coastal state roughly an hours drive from the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Thousands flocked to a campaign rally earlier this week to see Malaysias Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad publicly endorse the man tipped to succeed him, sharing a stage with Anwar for the first time in two decades. From political allies to bitter rivals and back, the two men have retaken their places at the apex of Malaysias politics against all odds.

Read the full story at Asia Times.

Nile Bowie is a writer and journalist with the Asia Times covering current affairs in Singapore and Malaysia. He can be reached at ...


FULL Kanye West SHOCKING Speech at EXPLOSIVE Meeting with President Trump, Jim Brown "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Ill just follow Trumps lead on this one, and let Kanye do the talking! Space Force News Published on Oct 11, 2018 Ill only run for president after Trump EXPLOSIVE Press Conference: Kanye West, Jim Brown meet with President Donald Trump at White House Press Briefing. From the BBC: Kanye West says Trump hat []

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The Second Wave of Facebook Censorship "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

This article by Global Freedom Movement.

Facebook Censorship: The Page Purges Continue It has just emerged that Mark Zuckerburgs Facebook has just completed yet another route of dozens of alternative news and dissident pages. Evidently, Facebooks stance on thinking outside the box is as staunchly repressive and Orwellian as ever.  USA Today reported that the broader cleanout occurred on Thursday, as the []

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Facts and evidence matter "IndyWatch Feed"

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Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S04 E09 Goes With The Territory "IndyWatch Feed"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 


Someone is missing from the republic debate "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Someone is missing from the republic debateMalcolm Turnbulls failure to advocate for an Australian republic has put the spotlight on the process for seeking the views of voters. read now...


Ardern left two taxes out of fleeced fuel price claim "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Earlier this week, when Jacinda Ardern said she thought motorists were being fleeced by fuel companies, she left two taxes out of her calculations. Stuff:  Auckland fuel tax and new excise tax left out of PMs petrol tax calculations Prime Minister Jacinda Arderns calculation of how much extra tax Kiwis are paying at the petrol []


What future does PM Morrison guarantee? "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

We are to face a federal election by May, maybe earlier. Our accidental PM hopes the electorate will then legitimise him as its very own prime minister. The only reason hes PM now is that he was foisted on us by a gaggle of Liberals hell-bent on replacing Malcolm Turnbull with Peter Dutton via a

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The incredibility of the scientific academies "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

An interesting comment has turned up on a previous thread listing 200 academies that appear to support the climate fraud. They range from Academia Chilena de Ciencias (Chile) to Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences.

Who knewth there were so many socialist fools in the world? And the American science bodies that agree, via NASA.
Fools all, according to Dear Rafe?

A sample:
Academia Chilena de Ciencias (Chile)
Australian Medical Association
Cameroon Academy of Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Islamic World Academy of Sciences
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Pakistan Academy of Sciences
Palestine Academy for Science and Technology
Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences

I dont know how much credence to ascribe to support from medical doctors and nurses, teachers and the humanities but there are enough supposedly reputable hard science bodies there to carry conviction to the casual onlooker.

It is important to be more critical than the casual onlooker. First up, there is a paper in the literature that that reported a close examination of the survey of the major scientific bodies to see what kind of response they really gave to a loaded question regarding their position. It seems that some organizations that are claimed to support the fraud actually hedged and qualified their position because they were clearly unwilling to give offence but they were also unwilling to go all the way.

The executive of one the more important bodies (The Institute of Physics? someone will know) had to redraft their position after the membership revolted against the executive decision and demanded a proper discussion of the scientific issues.

That points up the disconnect between the boards/administrators of the academies and the world of critical/sceptical scientific investigation. The typical example is the head of the Australian Academy of Science who is a Labor Party hack, pure and simple.

The overwhelming priority of the academies is to keep the money rolling in. They are PR agents and lobbyists and their KPIs are measured in government dollars. What more need to be said? Of course a lot of good work gets done, you cant have that many bright, hard-working and well resourced people working for years without finding something, at least in medicine, science and engineering where there are tests in practice. Even there you will find serious concerns about a lot of the work. That also goes without saying when you consider the motivation of researchers, as described by Gordon Tullock (1965).

There is more to be said in another post and I wel...


The Next Financial Crash Is Imminent, And Chinas Resource Crisis Could Be The Trigger "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Over three decades, the value of energy China extracts from its domestic oil, gas and coal supplies has plummeted by half. Chinas economic slowdown could be a key trigger of the coming global financial crisis, but one of its core driversChinas dwindling supplies of cheap domestic energyis little understood by mainstream economists.

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BREAKING: Tommy Robinson 1 lad from army has been discharged already allegedly "IndyWatch Feed"

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Classic Comedy: Open All Hours Ronnie Barker and David Jason S04 E01 Soulmate Wanted "IndyWatch Feed"

Lousy format,audio seems Ok

From Wikipedia

Open All Hours is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC. It ran for 26 episodes in four series, which premiered in 1976, 1981, 1982 and 1985. The programme developed from a television pilot broadcast in Ronnie Barkers comedy anthology series, Seven of One (1973). Open All Hours ranked eighth in the 2004 Britains Best Sitcom poll

The setting is a small grocers shop in Balby, a suburb of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The owner, Arkwright (Ronnie Barker), is a middle-aged miser with a stammer and a knack for selling. His nephew Granville (David Jason) is his put-upon errand boy, who blames his work schedule for his lacklustre social life.

Across the road lives Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (Lynda Baron), occupied by her professional rounds, and her elderly mother. Arkwright longs to marry her, but she resists his persistent pressures. In later episodes, it is explained that the two have actually been engaged for many years but have been unable to go through with a wedding due to the advanced age of Nurse Gladyss mother, for whom she cares at home. Though short-tempered with Arkwright, she is concerned for his and Granvilles welfare.


The Weekend Quiz October 13-14, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

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

1. Assume that inflation is stable, there is excess productive capacity, and the central bank maintains its current monetary policy setting. In this situation, if government spending increases by $X dollars and private investment and exports are unchanged nominal income will continue growing until the sum of taxation revenue, import spending and household saving rises by more than $X dollars because of the multiplier.

2. When a government such as the US government voluntarily constrains itself to borrow to cover its net spending position, it substitutes its spending for the borrowed funds and logically reduces the private capacity to borrow and spend.

3. When the national government's budget balance moves into deficit, we know that the government is trying to stimulate the economy.


Citizens react in anger as govt tries to explain Maserati purchase "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

2018 Maserati Quattroporte
2018 Maserati Quattroporte S GranLusso Sedan

HELEN DAVIDSON | The Guardian | Extracts

SYDNEY - Papua New Guineans have reacted with anger at its government importing a fleet of Maseratis to drive international delegates around the APEC conference next month, amid a health and poverty crisis, struggling economy, and ongoing efforts after a devastating earthquake.

The PNG government has defended its decision, expressing confidence that all 40 luxury cars will be bought by the private sector after the two-day event, leaving the government with no financial burden.

The cars, which cost between $200,000 and $350,000 each in Australia, were flown in from Milan on two Boeing 747-8F charter planes this week, with the costs covered by the private sector, according to the minister for APEC, Justin Tkatchenko.

Maserati Quattroporte sedans have been secured and delivered, and are being committed to be paid for by the private sector, he said.

Having vehicles paid for by the private sector is the smartest way to have use of the vehicles for APEC at no overall cost to the state.

Tkatchenko dismissed the backlash, saying the government had only paid a deposit believed to be around K40m for the cars, which would be reimbursed by private citizens who had expressed interest in buying them after APEC.

Of course we have paid a deposit to get everything here but all costs will be totally reimbursed and there will be no burden at all to the government at the end of the day, he told News Corp. They are selling like hotcakes.

Powes Parkop, governor of the national capital district, said the expensive cars were a way of showing PNGs deepest appreciation for visiting leaders.

The 40 cars are the only Maseratis to ever be brought to PNG. The cars were delivered in the same week that landowners protested outside a government department, calling for outstanding compensation claims to be paid before the conference begins.

PNG has some of the worlds highest rates of violence against women, maternal deaths, malnourishment, and...


The reluctant radical "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

We take off our hat to relucant radicals world wide. There are so many people we have had the pleasure of working with, who, prior to doing what they do. had never quite thought they would be that person leading a march, occupying an MPs office, travelling 100s of kilometres to stand in front of a coal mine.

But they do. And we get to work with them. And its a pleasure and an honour. Were speaking at an event this evening the Australian premiere of the Reluctant Radical, hosted by the wonderful Environmental Film Festival a story about an average guy taking extraordinary action to get in the way of climate change and the fossil fuel industry.

It follows Ken Wards challenges and the emotional resilience required to stand in the way of such a massive industry. And the costs. For many they are large people who one day were living a peaceful life in Broome, and then thrown head first into a campaign that subsumed years of their lives and eventually stopped a massive gas refinery. Or farmers living in NSW or VIC who had never had a parking ticket before, yet find themselves pole vaulting out of their comfort zone, to lock themselves to gates to protect water and fertile land for food.

Yet as we see the IPCC report released this week that calls for an end to coal worldwide by 2050 if we are to even have a hope of staying under 1.5 degrees warming and therefore allow our Pacific neighbours to not lose their homelands, how is it that people like Ken Ward, or these farmers, or the folk who locked to Adanis coal port, are considered to be the unreasonable ones?

They are taking action commensurate with the emergency and risk. Action that matches the urgency. We believe this is necessary and its why we do what we do support communities to take safe and effective and *strategic* action to defend the environment.

But, as mentioned the film talks about the costs, and the grief that comes with climate change that so many people are experiencing now. Whilst we find that action is the antidote to despair we also need to acknowledge and live through that despair, to find hope, or at least a sense of purpose within it all.

We are speaking on a panel with Audrey, a dynamo grandma from Stop Adani Melbourne who locked herself to a fence. You can read more about this chill activist grandma and we encourage you to get involved with Stop Adani, Tipping Point or ...


Asias main stock markets traded lower Friday Fears over higher US interest rates linger "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Asias main stock markets traded lower Friday, but losses were relatively muted as investors took a breather after a global rout sparked by fears over higher US interest rates.

Equities in Japan and China were marginally in the red but other smaller markets rebounded into positive territory as the fightback began from a broad-based capitulation over the past two days.

In Tokyo, the main Nikkei-225 index began the day more than one percent lower but bounced back to flirt with positive territory after its mid-session break, down only 0.07 percent.

Chinese stocks, which have seen a ferocious sell-off in recent days, also opened with marginal losses, the benchmark Shanghai Composite shedding 0.36 percent.

But the index also pared its losses and was only just in negative territory after a couple of hours of trade.

Official data released earlier Friday showed that Chinas trade surplus with the US hit a new record in September, despite Washingtons tariffs likely adding fuel to a spiralling trade war between the worlds top two economies.

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However, the Kospi index in South Korea was trading one percent in the green. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong and markets in Australia and New Zealand also climbed.

The past two days have seen something approaching panic in global equity markets, as investors took fright in the face of a perfect storm of rising US interest rates and an intensifying trade war between the US and China.

The global sell-off was also in part due to US President Donald Trump describing the policies of the Federal Reserve as loco and crazy, sparking concerns over the independence of the worlds top central bank.


Theres a semblance of sanity returning to the markets, but we are no nearer a significant recovery, Stephen Innes, head of trading for Asia Pacific at Oanda, said in a commentary.

Markets are exhausted after the most significant sell-off in global equities since February, added Innes.

After a see-saw session on Wall Street, the Dow Jones ended 2.1 percent down, taking its losses for the week to more than five percent and closing at the lowest levels in months.

Frankfurt, Paris and London all lost at least 1.5 percent as renewed worries over the eurozone came to the fore amid a budgetary scrap between the European Union and Italy.

Some experts warned that the correction, which came after many indices had hit multi-year highs, would be more than a flash....


Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed"

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Victoria delivers marriage equality for trans people "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Transgender Victorians from today will be able to stay married to the person they love when they change their birth certificate to reflect who they are.

The Andrews Government eliminated an anomaly in Victorias birth certificate laws that requires anyone wishing to change their gender to be unmarried. The change came into effect today.

Transgender Victoria's Chair Brenda Appleton said, "We welcome this important reform that will mean that trans and gender diverse Victorians will no longer have to make an impossible choice between staying married to the person they love and being legally recognised as their true gender."

This move followed the passage of marriage equality late last year, and in line with a broader trend of governments moving to ensure transgender people can access identification that reflects who they are.

"This is great news. From today trans and gender diverse people will now be free to live as their true selves, while remaining committed to the person they fell in love with," said Anna Brown, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre.

"It wasnt fair that some trans and gender diverse people were still waiting for full marriage equality. The community has shown their support for marriage equality, now all governments must reform our outdated birth certificate laws so trans and gender diverse people can live with dignity." 

This change in Victoria comes after similar reforms were introduced in Queensland earlier this year, and follows South Australia and the ACT, which reformed their birth certificate laws before marriage equality was passed.

Victorian Senator Janet Rice is married to Penny, who was prevented from changing her birth certificate to reflect her female gender. Victorian Senator Janet Rice said, "Im so pleased that the Victorian government has passed this legislation. Forcing trans people to divorce their partner before they can change their birth certificates was discriminatory."

"I urge other states to remove this discrimination so that we can have full marriage equality."

"For my wife Penny and me, this means Penny will be able to affirm her gender on her birth certificate and we can stay married for many years t...


American Meddling in the Maldives is Aimed at China "IndyWatch Feed Asia"


The United States was exuberant after its proxies took power in the Maldives during the September 24th elections.  Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) came out with 58% of the vote over incumbent, President Abdulla Yameen.

Former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power would exclaim on social media:

The people of the Maldives (turnout: 89%!) showed extraordinary bravery in ousting their repressive president at the ballot box. They join Ethiopians, Armenians, Malaysians & others in making clear the enduring power and necessity of democratic values.

The American media also did little to hide its excitement, and linked the victory directly to a wider US-led effort to set Beijings regional influence back.
The Wall Street Journal in its article, More Belt and Road Backlash: The Maldives turns away from China and back toward democracy, would claim:

On Monday President Abdulla Yameen conceded defeat to Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, a longtime member of parliament. Some 90% of eligible voters turned out. Mr. Solih won with 58% of the vote after promising to restore democracy and improve relations with the West. He also vowed to take a harder line against Chinese investment. 

The Wall Street Journal would repeat a now familiar narrative promoted by the US regarding Chinas One Belt, One Road initiative, claiming:

Alarmists say climate change means the Maldives will be underwater soon, but predatory loans could drown the nations finances first. China began investing heavily in the countrys publi...


Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. On Backchat, you are free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. To participate youll need to sign up for a Disqus account which is free, quick, and easy. On posts that are not articles like this one, you do not have to stay on topic [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


no one can boycott Israel without paying for it. Israeli Court Fines Kiwi Activists "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

It is terrifying to think that any nation on Earth can stifle free will and free speech to such an extraordinary degree, and that any nation can consider itself so untouchable that no one is permitted to criticize or even question their policies and actions without legal repercussions. Since so many nations, organisations and artists []

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Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1948, Rick Parfitt guitar, songwriter and singer with Status Quo. Born today in 1956, Dave Vanian (David Lett) songwriter and singer wit The Damned Today in 1963, Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs went to number 1 in the US with Sugar Shack Today in 1968, Cheap Thrills by Big Brother And [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


A dark age coming "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

The headline story in The AFR today begins:

The federal government has slammed plans by business to go it alone on climate and energy policy but industry leaders are holding their ground and have the backing of Labor and the Greens.

Its a new world out there.

Meanwhile, in the US: Is The Fed Trying To Tank The Trump Economy Before The Midterms? Want to breed uncertainty? Try this on for size:

Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said he still favors the central bank raising short-term interest rates three more times before deciding whether more increases will be necessary to keep the economy on an even keel.

This suggests the Federal Reserve should lift rates at its December, March and June policy meetings unless something changes, Mr. Kaplan said Tuesday in a Wall Street Journal interview.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said then that rates remain low enough to continue stimulating economic growth. But according to the Wall Street Journal other officials have expressed a range of views, and some uncertainty, about how high rates would have to go to reach a so-called neutral level that neither spurs nor slows growth.

A COMMENT ON RISING RATES: I have been asked about rising rates in the comments. And as I have said in the past, rates have been too low for too long which has lowered the productivity of our array of investments. The issue is not whether rates should rise they should but whether they should rise now immediately before an election. The effect on share markets was obvious enough. Front-page treatment of a falling market can move voter sentiment, specially the way it can be played on by the media. The Fed kept rates down throughout the Obama presidency and there was never any doubt it would push them up once PDT was elected. Optics is all, and even if the adjustments brought on by higher rates are positive for the economy, it may not look that way to anyone who is paying out more on their mortgages or small-business loans.


Burying our dead "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

In Victorian times, the pauper funeral signalled abject poverty and low morality and in order to avoid this stigma, many working-class people made great sacrifices to pay regular and relatively significant amounts to burial clubs. What lingers today is the common misconception that overspending on funerals has a direct correlation to dignity.


Tweet of the day "IndyWatch Feed"

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Four Corners: A Form Of Madness Bringing down Turnbull "IndyWatch Feed"

Liberal Party elders have condemned Tony Abbotts role in bringing down the Turnbull government, saying the former prime ministers behaviour has been lamentable. Conservative supporters of Mr Abbott have also told the ABCs Four Corners that he had unfinished business and he actively contributed to the volatile climate in todays Liberal Party. Former foreign affairs minister Alexander Downer said the party has been wracked by bitterness since Malcolm Turnbull rolled Mr Abbott as prime minister. That in turn can lead to acts of attempted revenge, he said.


Whaleoil bookclub book reviews "IndyWatch Feed"

With the holidays coming up Oilers are going to be doing a lot of reading (hopefully under a tree at the beach or tucked up in bed with a cuppa). A commenter recently asked what had happened to our Whaleoil bookclub book reviews. We havent done them for a long time because we have been [] The post Whaleoil bookclub book reviews appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Independent Audit Exposes the Fraud in Global Warming Data "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

An independent audit of the key temperature dataset that is being used by climate models has exposed more than 70 problems with the data which render it unfit for global studies. Problems include zero degree temperatures in the Caribbean, 82 degree C temperatures in Colombia and ship-based recordings taken 100km inland. The audit has concluded that the studies are deliberately exaggerating temperatures to support a theory of global warming utilizing global averages that are far less certain than what is being forecast.

The audit has revealed that that climate models have been tuned to match incorrect data, which would render incorrect their predictions of future temperatures and estimates of the human influence of temperatures. Furthermore, the Paris Climate Agreement adopted 1850-1899 averages as indicative of pre-industrial temperatures is fatally flawed. The entire Paris Climate Agreement has an agenda to eliminate effectively the advancement of society and attempt to reset the clock to the pre-Industrial Revolution. This entire theory that before the Industrial Revolution, our planets atmosphere was somehow pristine and uncontaminated by human-made pollutants has been also proven to be completely bogus.  Bubbles trapped in Greenlands ice has revealed that we began emitting greenhouse gases at least...


Putin in India "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

I have to wonder when Russian President Vladimir Putin sleeps.  Hes busier than any other leader, traveling the globe while consistently changing the board state geopolitically.

While everyone, including me, has had their eye on the turmoil in U.S. political circles over the past couple of weeks, Putin visited India and in a little less than two days ended most speculation as to where India stands in the emerging multi-polar world that Putin and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping are building.

Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inked deals with huge future consequences for both countries.  So, while the headlines were all about the Trump Administration trying to pressure India into not buying S-400 missile defense systems from Russia, Putin and Modi put the final touches on Russia building India no less than six more nuclear power plants.

One of the things holding India back as a first-world economy is a reliable electricity grid.  Having eight Russian-designed and built plants operating around the country will upgrade the landscape for Indias electricity usage immensely.

Part of the reason India is such a large oil and gas importer is their electricity base load needs are being met with expensive hydrocarbons.  Shifting that to nuclear,more like France and the U.S., changes everything, especially in the long run, from a foreign exchange perspective.

Bernard at Moon of Alabama was first on interpreting what the scope of these deals mean for the U.S.s attempt to cleave India from the BRICS alliance.  He rightly linked the western medias finally picking up the Rafale fighter jet corruption scandal dogging Modi as a sign that the U.S. is very angry over these deals and is beginning the process of undermining Modis government.

Modi in every way declared Indias independence from the U.Ss Quad strategy aligning Japan, Australia and India with U.S. interests versus that of the BRICS and Chinas Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Magnum IPI

Remember, last year I told you about the early stage talks between Gazprom and the principle countries to resurrect the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline, or IPI.  A small note in RT last year was all we heard of this until recently.

FROM RT: Moscow and Tehran are about to sign a memorandum of understanding to back a new gas pipeline project, according to Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak.

The countries will build a 1,200-kilometer long pipeline from Iran to India with the Russian energy major Ga...

The Presumption of Innocence "IndyWatch Feed"

I have a friend in Papua New Guinea named Monica Paulus who was accused of casting sorcery spells because a person died in her village. Her neighbors almost murdered her until she fled the region. Now she works to save other women falsely accused of sorcery who are targets of torture and killing. This is a window into the mob violence Western civilization crawled slowly out of through the establishment of principles like the presumption of innocence.

To millions of Americans, Brett Kavanaugh seems just as guilty as Monica seemed to her accusers. They sincerely believe, because the power groupthink has over the human mind, that Kavanaugh has all the signs of their suspected profile of an abuser of women: rich, white, elite Catholic school attendee, conservative, and nominated by Donald Trump. Millions of people have repeated this so often that it feels deeply true. Plus, there were accusations!

Monicas accusers believed she fit the profile of a witch. Once the first accusation was levied, it was easy for others to believe it was true. From an outside vantage, charges of deadly sorcery seem absurd to third-party observers. But in Monicas culture, belief in the power of sorcery to kill children and cause calamity has been universal for millenia. Though recent infections of Christianity have shaken it, sorcery is still a fact of life.

Personhood has been a hard-fought prize of Western civilization. The idea that an individual person has a right to their own life and liberty regardless of the passions of the collective is a relatively new and fragile gain for humanity. For most of history, the individual person accused by a crowd or community had no ability to escape its all-consuming wrath.

Humans without Christ-rooted protection for the individual quickly descend into very dangerous, unthinking crowds.

In the book of Genesis, Potiphars wife accused her Hebrew servant Joseph of trying to rape her when, in fact, she tried to seduce him. Joseph was thrown into prison for this false accusation without any need for corroboration except the cloak she had ripped from him.

Believe Our Women! was the slogan organizers used during Jim Crow against black men falsely accused of sexual violence. The justice crowds felt as sure about their scapegoats guilt as new partisan crowds do about their conservative targets. To mobs, a persons wealth or poverty or race is sufficient reason to ignore their humanity and cast shame.

Even popular cinema reflects a healthy suspicion of collective accusations. In the film Edward Scissorhands, Edward was falsely accused by a woman of sexual assault after spurning her advances in a barber shop. Her tears led to an angry mob destroying the life of an innocent one.



Hadith for the day "IndyWatch Feed"

Shall we end the working week with a hadith for our women readers? How one knows what has gone on under a niqab, is not made clear, but you heard this direct from the Messenger (PBUH) The post Hadith for the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Jesse Mulligan talks asparagus with Julie Biuso "IndyWatch Feed"

Jesse Mulligan talks asparagus with Julie Biuso

Julie Biuso talks asparagus on the show today! How to use it raw, the best type to put in a frittata, or in a risotto, and whether you really need to snap the ends. 


Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Brizzle to slightly singe; scorch near to burning.


Scientists, conservationists: Give Nobel Peace Prize to Jane Goodall "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.pacific"

More than 30 scientists and leaders in environmental conservation are calling for the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award Jane Goodall with the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Citing the 84-year-old primatologists groundbreaking discoveries in the 1960s that blurred the lines between animals and humans, such as tool use in chimpanzees, as well as her ongoing, decades-long campaign to protect our planet, the group argues that her lifes work has been a quest for global harmony. Young researcher Jane Goodall with baby chimpanzee Flint at Gombe Stream Research Center in Tanzania. Image the Jane Goodall Institute/Hugo van Lawick. Her early work studying chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, situated in what would become Tanzania, revealed that our similarities with animals are far greater than are our differences, writes the group of researchers, authors and teachers from 16 countries, on the website We must see ourselves as partners not only with other humans, but also with chimpanzees and all the other creatures who walk, swim, crawl, and fly on the face of the earth, they add. At the time of publication, more than 2,600 people had signed the online petition in support of the prize for Goodall. Moses Andama, a community forest monitor and a resident of Nyantonzi in Uganda, with water, sanitation and hygiene reading material distributed in his community by the Jane Goodall Institute. Image  the Jane Goodall Institute Uganda/Apophia Jemimah. The coalition argues that Goodalls work demonstrates the importance of a broad interpretation of what peace on Earth means.


Bureaucrats to the rescue? "IndyWatch Feed"

Its no secret that free speech and critical thinking is being smothered, trampled and garroted on university campuses. Our universities are an absolute wreck, right now, says Camille Paglia. Its been a tyranny in the humanities. Academics like Niall Ferguson agree that the humanities in particular have been subjected to a steady Long March of [] The post Bureaucrats to the rescue? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Akaku Upstairs Presents: Bill Nye Tells the Truth about Climate Change, Evolution and a Science-Based Worldview Oct. 25, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople.pacific"

Bill Nye is a man on a mission to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show Bill Nye the Science Guy is now advocating for the importance of science, research and discovery in public life. With intimate and exclusive access as well as plenty of

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We are doomed. "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

You might have noticed the level of bad language rising in this blog.  sorry if youre offended, I put it down to rising levels of frustration and utter stupidity. But if we ever needed a laugh, even if its inspired by four letter words, then it must surely be now.. This post was stolen from FB, hat tip to my mate Trev.. I categorised this post as Philosophy, I hope you agree..

John Birmingham reckons were doomed too, and his reasons are more amusing than mine; remember, JB, not me.

The passcode of our doom is 00000

Because I am writing this column, we are fucked. And I am writing this column because we are are fucked.

As I write, Kanye West is trending on Twitter.

Hes also trending across the old media, surfing the front pages of The Sydney Morning Herald (Kanye West Drops F-Bomb with President Trump), Fox News (Candace Owens on the Smearing of Kanye), and the tech media.

Kanye Wests iPhone passcode is 00000 The Verge.

The artist formerly known as Taylor Swifts arch-nemesis isnt trending everywhere because he dropped an F-Bomb with President Trump. Hes trending because we of the media, and you, our enabling audience, have been so intellectually handicapped by the endumbening of politics and discourse into a Skinner Box feedback loop of dopamine addiction and lab rat lever-pushing that were too fucking stupid to live.

Like, literally.

The International Panel on Climate Change this week released a funeral plan for the human race, detailing the minimum necessary precautions needed to avoid almost inevitable catastrophealmost none of which we will take because were all too busy riffing on Kanye Wests bizarre visit to the White House.

Its not actual news.

It was a curiosity, a freak show, or at the very least a surfing dog story, the sort of weird, WTF item that once-upon-a-time would have run in the thirty second slot at the end of the six oclock bulletin.

In actual news this week, the Saudi regime despatched to Turkey a 15 man wetwork team, including the head of the forensic medicine department of the Kingdoms interior ministry. Why? Because somebody had to use the bone saw they brought with them to dismember the body of Washington Post contributor Jamal Kashoggi, whom they had just murdered in the Saudi consulate at Istanbul, for the high crime of irritating a crown prince.

Why did these medieval beard strokers think they could get away with such brazen fuckery?

Because brazen fuckery has been standard procedure for Riyadh since they let the cheeto-dusted chimpenfuhrer play with their magic orb and he let them go to war in Yemen.

Once upon a time a ster...


Its even worse than we are officially told. "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

This is a guest post from my Scottish friend Jacqueline Fletcher who has taught in universities all over Europe, and even sent me a wwoofer from Finland some years ago.. shes a permie and environmental activist beyond the call of duty. 

jacquelineYesterday evening I attended a meeting with a couple of researchers involved with IPCC reports. Dr Katarzyna Tokarska from the GeoSciences Institute at Edinburgh University and psychologist (and Scottish government advisor on mental health) Dr Nadine Andrews from Lancaster University. Tokarska explained the science, how much CO2 the atmosphere can take if we are to stay within the 1.5 degrees warming (X), how much is already in the atmosphere Y, and therefore X minus Y will tell us how much we can still emit before we lock ourselves ino the 1.5 degrees warming point (Z) and upwards towards 2 degrees.

The bad news is that in a BAU scenario, given the amount of CO2 emitted annually, globally, we will emit that amount (Z) in just three years.

We have to do something NOW. So what is on offer by way of suggestions about what to do?

A digression: In 2015 I was living in Paris and a member of the social movement and degrowth group ATTAC. Because ATTAC was also one of the 130 or so groups that constituted CoalitionClimate21, I joined up with that too, to organise protests around the COP21 but also to c...


Neglected Dog Was So Scared Of Men She Wouldn't Leave Her Little House "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.pacific"

Bella was born into the care of a breeder in New Zealand who kept her in absolutely terrible living conditions and severely neglected her. She eventually found a home and escaped her life with the breeder, but unfortunately, she didnt get along with her new familys dog, and was eventually surrendered to Husky Rescue NZ

When Bella first arrived at the rescue, she was absolutely terrified of everyone around her. Shed been treated so poorly for the first several years of her life that she didnt trust humans at all, and her new friends at the rescue knew that it would take her some time to learn to trust again. It seemed as though her recovery journey was going to be a long one until she met Simon Evans, her future new dad. 

Credit: Simon Evans

Evans started volunteering at the husky rescue after work sometimes, helping to exercise all of the very active dogs. He first bonded with a dog named Noct, who had come from the same breeder as Bella and spent the first seven years of his life completely neglected and chained to a shed. Noct was incredibly shy at first, but Evans eventually won him over and hoped that he might be able to do the same thing with Bella. 

Credit: Simon Evans

By the time Bella got to the shelter she was just terrified of everyone (especially men), so much so that when I would show up, shed run straight into her kennel and just hide at the back, Evans told The Dodo. 

In order to gain Nocts trust, Evans had started taking him on runs, and decided to try that same strategy with Bella. With the help of another volunteer, Evans began taking both Bella and Noct out on frequent runs, and slowly but surely, Bellas true personality finally started to emerge. 

We would go for runs a few days per week, and before long she turned a corner and started being excited to see us, Evans said. ...


Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed"

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Facebook vs alternative media "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

A warning from We Are Change.

It is with deep sadness and justified anger that we must report that Facebook has now unpublished some of the largest alternative media pages around! Included in this Orwellian information purge are Press For Truth, The Anti-Media, and The Free Thought Project just to name a few in a move that took down 599 pages and 251 accounts. We have had a close working relationship with many of these organizations.

What do we know about these organisations? This is We Are Change and this is The Free Thought Project.


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The Unknown War: #16/20 The Liberation Of Poland "IndyWatch Feed"

The greatest battles of World War II, the most colossal encounters of military force, the most devastating human losses which the modern world has ever seen, occurred on Russian soil during 1941-1945, on a battlefield that is unknown to most Americans. The conflict between Hitlers Germany and Stalins Russia claimed more than 30 million lives. On the early morning of June 22, 1941, the Nazi Wehrmacht had amassed 4.2 million crack troops along a front that stretched for 1,800 miles, and Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union began. The Nazi high command was extremely confident, expecting the total collapse of Stalins Russia within six weeks. In reality, The Unknown War raged on for nearly four years. Before it finished, the Nazis and Soviets fought the single greatest campaign in military history. The Unknown War covers that period of history beginning in June 1941, when Germany launched its surprise attack on Russia, through to the end of the war. The Unknown War was a landmark television series, detailing the drama of the Eastern European front during World War II. Academy Award Winner Burt Lancaster hosts the 20 part series. Film footage from Soviet archives comprises a major portion of the series, supplemented by film from both the United States and British archives. Burt Lancaster spent three weeks in eight cities in Russia, for location filming. The Unknown War was made as a counter to the deliberate distortions in the Anglo-American series The World At War, which chose to give as much coverage to the US in Italy as it did to the Red Army at war from the Arctic to the Black Sea. So blatant was the politically motivated distortion in The World At War that the Soviet authorities ultimately refused to cooperate in its production. Instead they set out to make a documentary series of their own that would tell the real story of the War in the East. The Eastern (Russian) Front of WW2 has been side-lined in the Western media for decades, reduced to just one aspect of the War, if it is even mentioned at all. Certainly there is never any recognition given to the fact that it was the main, decisive arena of WW2, the scene of a titanic struggle that, at the cost of 30 million Soviet lives, saved the world from fascism. Made by the USSRs Central Documentary Film Studios, The Unknown War dealt exhaustively with the war on the Soviet front. Narrated by Burt Lancaster, who also appeared on camera, the series featured interviews with many participants from numerous battles, partisan campaigns and SS massacres. It showed the destruction, the sacrifice and th...


Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed"

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The Age of Stupid: Coalition's response to IPCC climate report "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

The Age of Stupid: Coalition's response to IPCC climate reportThe Coalition Government's response to the new IPCC climate change report has been nothing short of stupid, writes Giles Parkinson. read now...


Thuyn nhn Vit Nam xin t nn ang b e do trc xut v nc, cng ng ngi Vit phi lm sao? (Vietnamese asylum seekers arrived by boat is being threatened of deportation, what can the Vietnamese community do?) 12/10/2018 "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

By RISE Vietnamese Member who seeks asylum in Australia. (Scroll down for English version)

Thuyn nhn Vit Nam xin t nn ang b e do trc xut v nc, cng ng ngi Vit phi lm sao?

Cc thuyn nhn Vit Nam va n c hm 27/08/2018 b cc ngi dn a phng giao cho cnh st v b giam trong Trung Tm Giam Gi Di Tru ao Chrismas Island. B Trng B Ni V Peter Dutton ln ting e do trc xut tt c cc thuyn nhn va n v nc, ni m h s b Chnh Ph Vit Nam tra tn, b t v hm hi, thm ch l b git cht.

y khng phai la ln u tin Chinh phu Uc co hanh ng tan nhn vi cac thuyn nhn xin ti nan noi chung va cac thuyn nhn ti nan Vit Nam noi ring. Nm 1992, Chinh Phu ang Lao ng cua Thu Tng Paul Keating a quyt inh m ra trung tm giam gi di tru u tin trn th gii va sau nay c nhiu quc gia trn th gii lam theo. Luc by gi, muc ich cua cac trung tm giam gi di tru nay la nhm vao cac thuyn nhn xin ti nan Vit Nam va ti pham hoa vic xin ti nan xin c bao v khoi vic bi an ap, bc hai, thin tai, nan oi va nan dit chung. Cac nan nhn sng sot cua nhng trung tm giam gi khc nghit, tan bao, v nhn tinh va m mau nay a va ang ln ting v nhng anh hng tiu cc cua vic giam cm v thi han n tinh thn, sc khoe va cuc sng cua ho.

a co it nht 50 ngi a mt mang trong cac trung tm giam gi di tru cua Uc trong t lin va ngoai khi t khi trung tm giam gi u tin c m ca, trong o co it nht 3 ngi Vit Nam.Hu ht nhng ngi nay la nhng ngi xin ti nan va tt ca u la ngi da mau. Nhng ngi nay a bi mt mang vi nhng ly do co th c ngn chn kip thi nu chinh phu Uc ra tay can thip nh nh t t, s s sut y t va bi am sat. Ngoai nhng cai cht oan ung ra con co v s trng hp a va ang xay ra hng ngay trong cac trung tm giam gi i vi cac giam nhn (bt k gii tinh va la tui) nh ham hip, quy ri tinh duc, bao hanh, tra tn, e doa v.v. Hn na, hu ht tt ca cac cu giam nhn cho du a hn nhiu nm sau khi c tha ra, vn bi tan tt va mang trong ngi nhng cn bnh hu t nhng ln bi ngc ai, tra tn, hm doa, ham hip, quy ri tinh duc, va khi cuc sng cua ho bi Chinh phu Uc lam cho hn loan khng co li thoat trong nhiu nm. Ngoai ra con co hang ngan ngi ti nan bi B Di tru truc xut hay an ap ho cho n khi ho t truc xut ban...


Its time to remove outdated discrimination against LGBT kids "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Today the Sydney Morning Herald released the 20 recommendations from the Religious Freedom Review headed by Phillip Ruddock, leaving LGBTI advocates and human rights experts concerned about future discrimination for LGBTI people.

Anna Brown, director of legal advocacy with the Human Rights Law Centre and co-chair of the Equality Campaign, said:

Australians voted for fairness and equality this time last year, not more discrimination against LGBT people. Kids in schools should be worrying about classes and their homework, not living in fear of mistreatment because of who they are.

The report recommends continuing to allow religious schools to discriminate against students based on sexual orientation, gender or relationship status under the federal Sex Discrimination Act.

Australians want kids in schools to be protected. The debate this week shows that our views have changed since these religious exemptions were enshrined in law. The idea that taxpayer funded religious schools should be able to expel a student who comes out is completely out of step with modern community expectations. Its discriminatory and its just wrong, said Ms Brown.

However, the report does recommend narrowing this exemption for religious schools under federal law, by requiring schools to prove the discrimination is founded on religious precepts, ensuring any discriminatory policy is made publicly available and the schools must take into account the best interests of the child as the primary consideration.

Its positive to see the report recognising that the broad religious exemptions which allow schools and organisations to discriminate against LGBTI people are unfair, but narrowing the ability to discriminate is not enough these unfair laws must go, said Ms Brown.

The report also recommends a religious discrimination act to protect people of faith from discrimination. Currently, people of faith are protected from discrimination in employment under the Fair Work Act and most states and territories, but arent covered by federal anti-discrimination laws. However, the LGBTI community remains deeply concerned about the risks of any future legislation.

The very genesis of this inquiry was the deeply flawed idea that equality for LGBTIQ people somehow poses a threat to religious freedom. We reject this utterly, and remain concerned that conservative religious forces within the Coalition will be extracting their price for marriage equality. There should be no price paid for equality, said Ms Brown.

"We need strong discrimination laws to ensure equal treatment. People of faith should be free from discrimination in every community. At the same time, blanket exemptions that automatically privilege the rights of religious groups over other Australians must be....



On last nights TV1 6.00 pm news they ran a shock horror story on MSD requiring beneficiaries given 'recovery assistance' loans having to actually pay them back.    They attempted to link this with the predatory behaviour of some third tier finance companies which the government is looking to regulate.

Give me feekin strength.   These loans granted by MSD do not have an interest component and the rate of repayment is by negotiation and normally in the order of ten dollars a week.   Far from 'predatory' this is generosity personified.   The alternative is to go to your friendly loan shark.

This is 'our' money and, as a taxpayer, I expect it to be paid back.   So, to the beneficiary who complained on TV about having to pay it back I say get real and get working.

The reality is that third tier finance companies exist because many of those coming to them have a negative credit rating where they wouldn't get through the front door of a first or second tier lender. 

Yes, you can regulate to bring the interest rates down and that will cause those companies to take a more cautious approach to lending and that's a positive.   There's also a negative ... the fourth tier (off the books) lender will move to pick up the slack.   They already exist and this will generate new business for them.   They are ruthless ... miss a payment and you might just find yourself on the receiving end of a baseball bat as a 'friendly' reminder that pay day is pay up day.   


Pacific agricultural visa controversy reignites as Australia dithers "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Australia's seasonal worker program, highly valued in PNG & the Pacific, under threat as politicians dither


Read here the complete story of the background to this imbroglio

CANBERRA - After a period of relative quiet, reporting on the agricultural visa proposal has picked up again.

Nationals leader and deputy prime minister Michael McCormack was asked about it on Sky last weekend. On 8 October, Matt Coughlan of AAP reported McCormack as saying, Well be addressing that as a government. Well be coming up with a plan to solve the problem and well be doing that very soon.

That sounded positive for the ag visa, as was the title of Coughlans article Foreign farm worker scheme edging closer but in fact the article continued in a more negative vein:

Hopes of an agricultural visa are fading after tensions within the Coalition over the issue. Immigration minister David Coleman is in charge of looking for a solution, with one potential option being extending existing seasonal worker programs.

The ABCs Stephen Dziedzic was also negative. He suggested on Twitter that McCormack seemed to hedge slightly when asked if the Coalition will unveil an agriculture visa before summer- Well, lets hope so. Absolutely. Because we need to work on it. Scott Morrison is fully cognisant of the fact we have a shortfall of workers [on Sky].

The ABC has had another go on the issue with detailed reports on 9 October on PM and ABC Rural. Some farmers (including Ian Quinn, the mango farmer and ag visa protagonist) and farmer groups (AusVeg) called for a new visa.

Farmer Andrew Bulmer called for workers for three years: something that is actually now possible under the Pacific Labour Scheme.

A lot of the farmers complaints are about the paperwork asso...


The Treaty of Versailles "IndyWatch Feed"

This treaty was possibly one of the key factors enabling the rise of Hitler and leading toWWII


Saturday Night Live: The worst f humor in the world "IndyWatch Feed"

Like him or not and its generally rumoured that he can be something of a curmudgeonly fellow Chevy Chase knows a thing or two about comedy. Even as a student at upscale liberal arts colleges, Chase was renowned for his slapstick sense of humour. Chase became a founding cast-member of Saturday Night Live [] The post Saturday Night Live: The worst f humor in the world appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


$120k And Counting: Details Of Second Defamation Threat From Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham Emerges "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

A second person has come forward with details of another defamation threat levelled by Greens NSW MP Jeremy Buckingham against current and former party members, in a growing battle that threatens to derail the Greens campaigning in the lead-up to the 2019 state election.

Yesterday, New Matilda reported Mr Buckingham is suing Greens candidate for the seat of Summer Hill, Tom Raue for defamation and demanding $75,000 after he commented about public accusations that Mr Buckingham sexually assaulted a former Greens staffer, Ella Buckland.

Late yesterday, a second person former Greens member and freelance journalist Albert Santos came forward, posting on his social media that Mr Buckingham is also suing him over the same matter, and seeking $45,000.

New Matilda understands at least another two former or current party members are being sued by Mr Buckingham, in addition to legal threats issued against two media outlets.

Former NSW Greens staffer, Ella Buckland, who alleges she was sexually assault by Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham in 2011. (IMAGE: Supplied)

Allegations against Mr Buckingham a member of the Legislative Council and known state-wide for his strong opposition to coal seam gas were levelled in a report on ABCs 7:30 program on August 2, which focussed on failures within the Greens to deal with four alleged incidents reported against several party members in NSW and the ACT.

While the ABC suppressed details of the actual alleged assault on Ms Buckland, it reported that Mr Buckingham grabbed her inappropriately and kissed her on the neck, after drinks at his inner-city home in 2011. The following morning, Mr Buckingham phoned Ms Buckland and allegedly threatened her employment. Video footage of the night, shot by Ms Buckland on her mobile phone, shows Mr Buckingham was heavily intoxicated. Mr Buckingham strongly denies the allegations.

Yesterday, shortly after details of the threats against Mr Raue were published, Albert Santos took to his Facebook page and Twitter account, to disclose details of the legal threats he also received from Mr Buckingham.


Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed"

Click on image for a high-res view How Europeans see each other Stereotyping your neighbours is a little immature but who are we to judge such childish behaviour? I disagree with the image of Russia, it should be Clumsy Womanising Spies. The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Chris Bishops Speech to NZ Police Association Conference "IndyWatch Feed"

Chris Bishop MP and National Police spokesperson gave this, to Adam, excellent speech to the Police Association conference

Thanks for the invitation to speak to you today. Its been a year since Sir Bill English gave me a call and asked me to be the National Partys Police spokesperson. It was a role that I wasnt really expecting but one that I am absolutely loving.

As the shadow Minister for Police I really value the relationship I have with Chris and your executive team, and Id like to thank them for their helpful advice in the year Ive been in the role. Clearly I will not always agree with every position the Association takes and equally you wont agree with everything I say. But we share important common commitments to New Zealanders we want our communities to be kept safe, we want to prevent crime and we want to hold those who commit crime to account.

Therell always be debate about how to do that; but at least we can agree that ultimately we want New Zealand to be the safest place in the world. Weve just ticked over a year into the life of the new Government so what Id like to talk about today is the National Partys approach to Opposition, particularly in the field of justice and law and order. I will be critical of the government. Thats my job. But Ill also set out some policies that National wants to put forward over the life of this Parliament, as well as some wider policy work were doing around Police and related portfolios.

Law and Order

The first duty of government is to protect law abiding citizens from harm from external forces outside New Zealand and from criminals inside New Zealand who do harm to our fellow countrymen and women.

National is the party of law and order and of keeping New Zealanders safe. Our Leader Simon Bridges and our Justice Spokesperson Mark Mitchell have dedicated most of their adult lives to community safety and trying to look after those who cant always look after themselves.

Mark had a policing career, most of it as a police dog handler and member of the Armed Offenders Squad. As you probably know, Simon was a Crown Prosecutor, who helped lock up some of our worst criminals. Mark caught offenders and Simon made sure they were held to account. They and I are proud of our record in Government.

Under National we were the fourth safest country in the world. The c...


Online Voting: The pro campaign ramps up Online voting could make 2019 turnout a turn up for the books "IndyWatch Feed"

Today at Stuff there is this article:

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett said online voting was inevitable, as the council is selected, along with eight others, to trial online voting in their elections next year.

But before people start thinking about log-in names and passwords, the country must decide who will provide the software to run the online vote and will that be secure?

The presumption is that this is a given.  Perhaps Stuff readers should pay attention to this.

Picton resident Damien Rule-Neal said an online voting option would make it a lot easier for him to vote in council elections. The same went for his two 25-year-olds, one in Picton, one in Auckland. It was important to get younger people engaged in the process of who would represent their community. 

They both work quite a lot, and strange hours like myself, so just being able to log in and do it would be easy.

So you vote after being at the pub, or a joint, really silly. His argument is spurious given early polling arrangements now.

This is a campaign to give us online voting, whether we want it or need it.

To finish, Adam suggests you look at this:

Internationally recognised IT expert Martyn Thomas gave this Gresham College lecture on this topic. He was, in Adams view not overly enamoured of Online Votimg.

So why the great push in NZ from both National and Labour. Get real people.




Arctic sea-ice death spiral in full swing "IndyWatch Feed"

As predicted in 2013, the Arctic sea-ice was all gone in 2015; ships can traverse the northwest passage in clear water without seeing any ice. Oh, wait Well, that is An Inconvenient Truth! The 2018 official data shows that the corner has been turned, the minimum sea-ice extent for this northern hemisphere summer has [] The post Arctic sea-ice death spiral in full swing appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


The economy is killing us "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Scott Morrison et al keep telling us that we need a strong economy to make our lives better but this fixation on growth and profit at all costs is doing a great deal of harm to the vast majority who do not occupy the airy heights of the 1 per centers. Last year 3128 people

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No particular threat terrorises Sydneys Jews "IndyWatch Feed"

It seems that Sydneys Jewish population is worried about something. Remember how outraged progressive types were, at Donald Trumps suggestion of having armed guards at schools? Jewish schools in Sydney have armed security guards. Now theyre getting more. Quote: Scott Morrison aims $2.2m pledge at large Jewish vote in Wentworth Jewish schools and institutions in [] The post No particular threat terrorises Sydneys Jews appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


The bull market in bonds still has legs "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Is the thirty-seven year bull market in US Treasury notes dead?

Yields to maturity on 10-year US Treasury notes are now at their highest level since April 2011.

The current yield to maturity is 3.21%, a significant rise from 1.387%, which the market touched on July 7, 2016 in the immediate aftermath of Brexit and a flight to quality in US dollars and US Treasury notes.

The US Treasury market is volatile with lots of rallies and reversals, but the overall trend since 2016 has been higher yields and lower prices.

The consensus of opinion is that the bull market that began in 1981 is finally over, and a new bear market with higher yields and losses for bondholders has begun.

Everyone from bond guru Bill Gross to bond king Jeff Gundlach is warning that the bear has finally arrived.

I disagree.

Its different this time

In effect, the bond gurus and professional traders are betting that its different this time.

Theyre betting that the Trump economic changes and tax cuts have produced sustainable trend growth, that tight labour markets portend higher inflation, and that foreign investors are dumping US Treasuries in anticipation of this inflation.

In fact, theres good evidence that every one of these assumptions is false.

Growth in the second quarter of 2018 and forecasts for third quarter growth are solid, but theres good reason to believe that these conditions are temporary responses to the tax cut and will not be sustained into early 2019.

In this political environment, you can only cut taxes once; there wont be another big tax windfall in 2019 to keep this game going.

Theres also no evidence that labour markets are tight enough to cause inflation.

Statistics, damn lies, and statistics

The current 3.7% unemployment rate ignores that tight labour markets dont cause inflation.

It also ignores the fact that among the 62.7% labour force participation rate near the lowest in decades there are ten million able-bodied adults between the ages of 25-54 who are out of the workforce and not counted as unemployed.

In addition, there are millions more working part-time jobs who would prefer full-time employment.

Once the employment figures are adjusted for involuntary part-time workers and discouraged workers, the actual unemployment rate is close to 10%, which is a depression-level rate.

Labour markets are not tight at all (except by using cherry-picked government metrics) and therefore, theres no reason to expect infla...


ANZ bank issued rare rebuke by Australian oversight body "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

11 Oct 2018 | IDIANZ Banking Group violated its own policies and international human rights standards by providing 40 million $ loan to a Cambodian sugar company that seized land from local farmers, according to a statement released by Australian government body that monitors corporate behavior overs.


Pip Magazine Issue 12 is here! "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Pip Magazine Issue 12 has arrived and is ready for you to devour!

In issue 12 of Pip Magazine we focus on the microscopic with articles on the soil food web and nurturing your microbiome thus our beautiful butterfly on the cover.

Take a sneak peak at some of the top articles in Issue 12 here to unlock the full edition subscribe!

We have a guide to choosing the best tomato varieties for you, eating insects, urban farming and homemade crackers. And, just in time for the festive season, an article on waste-free celebrations. Plus handy DIY articles on hempcrete and biogas.

We also have our usual features on seasonal gardening, permaculture plants and animals and our popular kids section. Subscribe now so you dont miss out!


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How low can the Democrats go? "IndyWatch Feed"

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The three Wentworths "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

When I produce seat guides, I always like to split up the polling places in the electorate into a number of subareas. I find that there are times where you want a sense of the different parts of the seat, but the granular detail of polling places can confuse the broader trends.

Sometimes these subareas represent very clear and distinct divisions in a community, while sometimes theyre more arbitrary. But I think my breakdown of Wentworth reflects some pretty strong differences within the seat which I think will play out on October 20.

Ive divided this electorate into three areas:

  • Harbour the north-east of the electorate, including the majority of Woollahra council plus Dover Heights in Waverley council.
  • Beach the south-east of the electorate, including most of Waverley council and the parts of Randwick council contained within the electorate.
  • City the west of the electorate, including Paddington, Woollahra, Elizabeth Bay and Rushcutters Bay.

Below the fold, Im going to explore the differences between these three areas, and how I think these differences could play out in the by-election.

In my seat guide I originally referred to these three areas as Vaucluse, Bondi-Waverley and Paddington, but I think this new nomenclature makes more sense. I originally included Edgecliff, Darling Point and Double Bay in with Paddington (because there was a gap between them and the remainder of the seat) but I now think they probably belong with Harbour. I have updated these categories on my by-election guide.

Voter group GRN prim % LIB 2PP % Total votes % of votes
Beach 18.1 60.2 23,102 27.5
Harbour 9.9 78.9 16,45...


Cuts kill "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Another example of how austerity kills. A couple of years ago, when National was looking for things to penny-pinch on so it could pay for its tax cuts for the rich, NZTA cut the number of checks it made on heavy vehicle certifiers. And suddenly, there was a spate of crashes involving heavy vehicles:

Newly-released information shows checks on engineers who inspect big trucks plunged at the same time as the number of large rigs on the road jumped.


The agency cut its heavy vehicle compliance staff numbers in half in 2014. Figures released under the Official Information Act show that led to the number of audits it was doing on truck-certifying engineers - who both check and design things such as towing connections and brakes - plunging from 70 a year before 2014, to just 30 a year since then.

The discovery of a mass of poor certifications, and a spate of cracked or weak towing connections, has massively disrupted the industry this year.

NZTA denies any link between its cuts and higher crash rates, but they would, wouldn't they? Meanwhile, it seems pretty intuitive that failing to check the work of the people checking safety allows them to do a sloppier job, and that these may in turn have contributed to crashes. Unfortunately - and conveniently - police record-keeping is inadequate to show any link. But there's a reasonable case here that National's penny-pinching led to unsafe vehicles - and killed people on the roads.


As Australia's mining boom wanes, rehabilitation of abandoned mines offers lessons for the world "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Across the globe, countries are figuring out how to bring plants and animals back to abandoned mines. With as many as 60,000 such sites, Australia could offer important lessons.


Book review of the day "IndyWatch Feed"

Book reviews are suggested by readers and commenters. Please send your own book reviews to Todays review comes from Anita Driverless Cars: On a Road to Nowhere By Christian Wolmar Every now and then stories about driverless cars get a mention in the media. I bought this book to find out whats really going [] The post Book review of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Community opens its doors to sustainable housing "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.pacific"

An hour about Sustainable House Day Geelong, the Sun Bear Festival in Anglesea, and more

Guests in The Sustainable Hour on 10 October 2018 are two house owners who open their homes on Sunday 14 October: Kerri Erler from Teesdale, Stephen Williams from Manifold Heights, and energy assessment expert Dan Cowdell from Geelong Sustainability, who you can meet at Property #5 in Manifold Heights between 10am and 2pm on Geelongs Sustainable House Day.

From 36:00 to 42:00 we talk with Katja Nedoluha, founder and festival director of the family wildlife Sun Bear Childrens Festival, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.

And before all of that, Mik runs a short quiz about a couple of ridiculous mistakes Australias new environment minister Melissa Price made on 9 October in an interview with ABC journalist Sabra Lane.




National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth report: youth survey 2017 (Mission Australlia) "IndyWatch Feed Aunews" National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth report: youth survey 2017 (Mission Australlia)


Key findings:

  • 42% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people planned to go to university compared to 72% non-Indigenous young people.
  • Over 50% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people indicated that getting a job was highly important to them and they were more likely to be looking for employment compared to non-Indigenous young people.
  • 27% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people reported that they had spent time away from home because they felt they couldn't go back. 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people were more likely than non-Indigenous young people to be extremely/very concerned about drugs, bullying/emotional abuse, personal safety, discrimination and alcohol.
  • The majority of young people indicated feeling positive overall about their lives, however, just under 1 in 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people indicated their happiness with life as a whole was a '0' out of 10 (compared to 1 in 50 non-Indigenous young people).
  • The vast majority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people (75%) rated family relationships as extremely or very important to them. Almost twice the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people rated their family's ability to get along as poor (13% compared with 7% of non-Indigenous young people).

Key policy recommendations:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people should be at the centre of policy and practice with solutions designed, developed and led by the young people and their representative community organisations. In order that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are supported to thrive and reach their full potential there needs to be a focus on:
  • Supporting educational engagement and addressing challenges to further study in culturally appropriate ways.
  • Providing employment and training programs that are Indigenous-led, flexible and responsive.
  • Identifying the deeper, structural causes of mental health difficulties and building on a strong sense of social, cultural and emotional wellbeing.
  • Reducing the high...


View from your window "IndyWatch Feed"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: My home in Ngarauwahia. NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to be exotic locations. They can be the view from your kitchen window or bedroom window or lounge room window or car [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Free Hawai`i "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople.pacific"



Classic Comedy: Ronnie Corbett in Sorry S07 E01 Mothers and Brothers "IndyWatch Feed"


Sorry! is a BBC television sitcom, that aired on BBC1 from 1981 to 1982 and from 1985 to 1988. Starring Ronnie Corbett, created and written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent for the BBC, both of whom had previously written for The Two Ronnies, of whom Corbett was one half.

Sorry! is based around Timothy Lumsden who, 41 years old in the first three series (his age increased to 42 and then 48 in subsequent series Corbett was actually 50-57 during the series run), is a librarian who still lives at home with his domineering mother Phyllis and henpecked father Sidney. Although quite shy around women, Timothy longs to find love and leave home, but Phyllis is always against the idea, and constantly manipulates her son into staying at home. One of the running gags of the series is Sidney frequently shouting Language, Timothy! when he feels Timothy has said something inappropriate (though most times nobody would typically find the words even close to offensive). Timothy usually responds Sorry father, but sometimes snaps Shut up, father! to which Sidney always replies Fair enough.

The writers used this to clever effect in one episode when Timothy is boasting about his acadmeic achievements; I got two passes in English, Literature and the other one, at which point Sidney walks past and says Language, Timothy.

In contrast, Timothys friend Frank and sister Muriel urge Timothy to stand up to his mother once and for all. Muriel had successfully left home, and married Kevin, and as a result is viewed with distrust by her mother.


Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Experience big advantage in lamb rearing Ella Stokes:

Having a pet lamb in the backyard tends to be common at this time of the year; but Kelly Liggett has more than a few at her Clifton farm; in fact this year she has over 90. Reporter Ella Stokes caught up with her and all her pets.

Kelly and Alex Liggett farm in Clifton where they have 2100 ewes, 60 beef calves and 50 yearling bulls. The pair have been farming there for more than 15 years and Mrs Liggett said every year she got more involved.

Over the years she had always reared both calves and lambs but over the past three years has had more of a focus on the lambs. . .

Massey archery champion takes aim at FMG Young Farmer of the Year title:

A two-time world archery champion has joined the race to be the next FMG Young Farmer of the Year.

Ben Orchard, 19, has qualified for the Taranaki/Manawatu Regional Final after finishing second in a district contest in Palmerston North.

Im stoked. I only entered because I thought it would be a bit of fun and I like a challenge. Im really excited, said Ben. . .

Irrigation company makes offer for Hurunui projects water consents:

Resource consents for the large-scale Hurunui Water Project might now be sold after the scheme failed to attract the support needed to move forward.

The 25-year-old plan to increase water availability around Hawarden suffered a big setback in April when the government blocked assistance from the state agency, Crown Irrigation Limited.

In another blow, the $200 million scheme which aims to irrigate 21ha of land failed to get enough local farmers to back it. . .



Would you like a Swastika with your Lamington Slice? "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

The Supreme Court in Britain has solved the conundrum of our age and we can all go back to watching the Block or the Bachelorette without the nagging worry about bakers and gay cakes: what a relief! A judge of Britains Supreme Court has upheld an Appeal from a baker who refused to incorporate the

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Youi Insurance another garbage product advertised on tv "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

One of the general rules we like to apply to television is that whatever is advertised on it, you as a customer can purchase that product or something similar, being of better value or quality elsewhere.

Australian free to air TV was bombarded with advertisements from the insurance company Youi, where if you know anything about the tv advertising industry, you'd know it's got to be dodgy.

Where here is the proof as a result of the banking royal commission, as documented by The Age publication:

One general rule could be applied to products advertised on television:

If it's on TV, don't buy it.

You know like McDonald's, KFC, Coca-Cola et al, the products they advertise masquerading as 'food'.


Villagers fight with high powered guns over promised Frieda river mine benefits "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.pacific"

The Frieda River project is 70kms south of the Sepik River on the border of the Sanduan and East Sepik Provinces of Papua New Guinea some 500kms upriver from the coast.

Clifford Fairparik | The National aka The Loggers Times | October 11, 2018

Fighting has broken out between villagers in East Sepik over customary boundaries to claim benefits from Frieda River mine, says provincial police commander Robert Gesa.

He said villagers from Timbunke and Korogu along the Sepik River fought with high-powered guns after arguing over customary land boundaries when learning that a team from Mineral Resources Authority was conducting awareness about the mine.

Gesa said a police taskforce has been deployed from Wewak was deployed to monitor the fight.

The fight broke out after MRA officers had conducted awareness along the river communities from Ambunti district down the river to Murik Lakes at the rivers delta, he said.

From reports that I had received, fighting between Korogu and Timbunke villages was over t...


Things that make you go hmmm "IndyWatch Feed"

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Whaleoil activist says the gloves are off "IndyWatch Feed"

My retirement sport of picking on Countdown has hit a snag, so it is time to think outside the bag. I had decided to concentrate on Mitre 10 Mega for their outrageous self-box fetching policy, but Countdown is the gift that keeps begging to be taken. Now they favour old brown men. Mr KGB went to [] The post Whaleoil activist says the gloves are off appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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