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Saturday, 15 December









One is too old the other too young and both are mortal dangers "IndyWatch Feed"

One is too young to think of herself as president. But she does. The other is too old to take on the job but wants it anyway.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez has not spent so much as a second in a legislative role anywhere, and will only enter the House as a junior Democrat in January, the youngest female ever elected. Do you therefore think she is out of the running come 2024? Ha!

Meanwhile: Too old to run? Biden wrestles with age as he eyes 2020 run.

As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, hes too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president.

The real issue is this: Dont Underestimate Dumb Voters Appetite For Idiot Leftist Politicians. From which:

Of course, Ocasio-Cortez blabs about socialism, but her rantings are straight out of Marxism for Dummies. Nothing she says threatens the rice bowl of the zillionaire donor base Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have cultivated. Free college, free medicine, free this, free that its all just more graft for the Democrats to distribute, and it will all come from the pockets of people like you. Do you think the people who write the checks to the DNC are going to end up paying the bill for this nonsense? Really?

I wish it were only money at stake. Im afraid the future will just have to take care of itself, since you may be sure that these are the sorts of people who will continue to rise to the top on the left. If there is going to be an actual resistance, preventing such people from rising to the top is where it will have to be found.



Saturday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to An interesting 10 minute video on how Ireland has changed over the last 15 years due to mass immigration. The points raised are very relevant to any Western country.   The post Saturday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.




Owen Benjamin, Gavin McInnes, Stefan Molyneux, & Mike Cernovich (A Night For Freedom Panel) "IndyWatch Feed"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to The post Owen Benjamin, Gavin McInnes, Stefan Molyneux, & Mike Cernovich (A Night For Freedom Panel) appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

Saturday Night at the Movies "IndyWatch Feed"

Lots of different things tonight

September Affair 1950 Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten

A Dangerous Summer (1982) Tom Skerrit,James Mason,Guy Doleman,Ray Barrett

The Klansman (1974) Richard Burton,Lee Marvin

Cry of the Innocent (1980) Rod Taylor,Joanna Pettet,Cyril Cusack,Alexander Knox,Walter Gotell,


MACKAY Drunk smashes in window as women and children cower inside "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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MACKAY Mackay men charged with taking of protected green turtle "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY December 15, 2018 at 06:03AM ,

Mackay men charged with taking of protected green turtle

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Jaffa Godfrey Ahwang and Patrick John Sabatino appeared in Mackay Magistrates Court alongside each other on Tuesday. The co-accused men

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Cyst Saturday "IndyWatch Feed"

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The Kosovo Blunder: Moves Towards a Standing Army "IndyWatch Feed"

There never is a time not to worry in the Balkans. The next conflict always seems to be peering around the corner with a malicious enthusiasm, eager to spring at points of demagogic advantage and personal suffering. The centrepieces of future disaster in the region tend to be Kosovo and Bosnia. The former is now

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CRTV/BLAZE TV Betrays Gavin McInnes & Michelle Malkin! Heres Why! "IndyWatch Feed"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to The post CRTV/BLAZE TV Betrays Gavin McInnes & Michelle Malkin! Heres Why! appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


CDC Finally Admits What Anti-Vaxxers Say About The MMR Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Parents, legal guardians, pediatricians, family doctors, local school boards, state health agencies and specifically the States of California, Mississippi and West Virginia, must take notice what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have posted onto their Vaccine Information Statements MMR VIS dated February 12, 2018, but no one in the U.S. controlled, []



France has a message for the world #YellowVestUK "IndyWatch Feed"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to A clip explaining why the Yellow Vests in France are protesting. It is much more than fuel taxes and immigration. It is about the individuals freedom and the illusion of democracy. The post France has a message for the world #YellowVestUK appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


The Incident in the Strait of Kerch: a Middle-Eastern Perspective "IndyWatch Feed Asia"


The Strait of Kerch, a location that is not often mentioned in the Middle Eastern media or social media has become rather more familiar in that region since Ukrainian ships recently entered Russian territorial waters in the Black Sea.

In the Arab world a number of journalists have discussed the incident: they have tended to treat the two sides as equals and have focused on the military aspects rather than on the background and the reasons for what has happened.

Others have looked at the incident in a wider and more objective context, and considered the possible consequences. Thus the Al Mayadeen television channel, based in Lebanon, takes the position that the steps leading to the crisis were deliberately engineered. It points to the fact that the incident occurred while preparations were under way for a meeting between the Russian and US Presidents on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina. That meeting did not take place Donald Trump was pressurised by the powerful military-industrial lobby into calling off the planned one-to-one talk with Vladimir Putin.

Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian President, has declared a state of combat readiness and has styled himself as the head of the war party, in the hope that this will increase his ratings ahead of next years elections and he will be able to stay in power. Nevertheless, his popularity is currently at an all-time low. His actions are supported by a group of powerful American organisations, who are involved in preparing and taking decisions that are, in effect, equivalent to issuing a challenge to Moscow.

For a number of Ukrainian commentators, their countrys president is a provocateur who makes political attacks against Russia, with the support of the West, particularly the US, which uses the situation as a way of putting pressure on the Kremlin. The West is stepping up its campaigns against Moscow: approving and spreading false accusations of spying and undermining Western values and political systems, making accusations about the use of poisonous substances etc. This conduct amounts to a continuous policy of resisting Moscows influence, just as happened in the Cold...


WaPo Claims American "Tortured Then Executed" in Syria - Admits No Evidence "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

December 15, 2018 (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - A particularly scurrilous op-ed appeared in the pages of the Washington Post accusing the Syrian government of detaining, torturing, then executing an American citizen, Layla Shweikani.  

Considering US attempts to establish various pretexts to justify its ongoing military occupation of Syria and its attacks on Syrian forces - such an accusation could dangerously escalate the conflict if not checked and exposed.



Daily Roundup "IndyWatch Feed"

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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.


Media ethics and journalistic integrity "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Media ethics and journalistic integrityThe decline of journalistic standards has appreciably contributed to the political malaise we find ourselves in.  read now...


Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1942, Dave Clark songwriter and drummer with The Dave Clark Five. Born today in 1946 , Carmine Appice songwriter, singer and drummer with many groups including Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and  Beck, Bogert & Appice. A big influence on many drummers including Phil Collins, Roger Taylor and John Bonham. Born today [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


When the heck did that happen? "IndyWatch Feed"

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The American Revolution: #1/10 The Conflict Ignites "IndyWatch Feed"

From Amazon

This epic production tells the stories of the men and events that shaped the birth of our nation. From the masterful diplomacy of Ben Franklin to the inglorious fate of Benedict Arnold, THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION is the definitive look at the struggle to create a new form of government for a New World. Examine the great changes and subtle forces that gave rise to the first democratic nation in the modern world. Revisit the twenty-year struggle for American independence through dramatic re- enactments of great battles, period art and artifacts, rare archival material, and contemporary commentary by leading historians. And hear the words of the founding fathers and the men who fought for freedom read by leading actors such as Kelsey Grammer and Michael Learned.

This six-tape set provides a clear and complete narrative of the events surrounding the birth of America. Unfortunately, it is a bit dry, as the repetitive music is distracting and certain images are shown far too frequently. However, the varied materials used to tell this tale will please history buffs. The producers employed a blend of battle reenactments, location filming, paintings, engravings, and the narratives of actual letters and documents from the 1770s. Events are covered in detailthese are not just the highlights remembered from school. However, due to the density of the material, you have to be a fan of the genre. The narrators include such well-polished actors as Charles Durning, Michael Learned, Rick Schroder, and Cliff Robertson


Creating conflict "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

By Stephen Fitzgerald What started out as a pathetic little grab for votes in the Wentworth by-election, by the LNP, has now been escalated to include threatening every Australian citizen and Australian trade. Wentworth voters see embassy relocation as a targeted pitch to Jewish voters: The response to the proposal relocation of the Australian Embassy

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Coleys Dramatic Cancer Cure, Part 6: Gallo Congratulates Cantwell (in Effect) "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Mycobacterium avium intracellulare  cultured from the immunoblastic sarcoma/lymphoma facial tumor. Note the pleomorphic forms, such as acid-fast rods and non-acid-fast (blue-stained) cocci.   Ziehl-Neelsen (acid-fast) stain, x1000, in oil. Copyright Alan Cantwell, MD

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

The five parts of this Coley series that Gumshoe has published so far were strictly about Coley. And today, too, I will include another case study from the book-size article by his daughter Helen Coley Nauts.

But first to something new under the sun.

At least Dr Robert Gallo says its new. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the US describes a breakthrough (maybe) in cancer treatment based on realization that bacteria play a role in cancer.

This is 2018. But forty years ago, in 1978, Alan Cantwell, MD, published his first study of bacteria in cancer. He did not come to the idea theoretically, although later in cahoots with Virginia Li...


The Boogeyman Is Coming for You "IndyWatch Feed"

The anti-terrorism unit suited up.

This was an international affair a deal between the USA and New Zealand, two members of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance.

Helicopters, tactical suits, high caliber firearmsthe whole shebang. They busted in the doors and successfully raided the multi-million-dollar compound.

What was this capturing the next in line after Bin Laden? Busting an international human trafficking ring?

Actually, elite New Zealand law enforcement was acting at the request of the United States to arrest a guy named Kim Dotcom.

Kim Dotcom is a large, jovial man of German-Swedish origins. He founded Megaupload, an online platform that allowed us to basically watch movies online for free.

Unfortunately for Kim, a lot of that content included American movies, with American copyrights.

US artists didnt get their money, which meant the US government didnt get its tax dollars.

But Kim Dotcom was a German citizen hanging out in New Zealand. So tough luck for the USA, right?

Wrong. US jurisdiction extends globally and the government is getting its pound of flesh.

Violate US copyright laws, and get your door kicked in by a SWAT team, even half a world away.

Then there was the Australian, living in London who shared leaked, classified and sensitive documents with the public.

Im talking about the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange.

He walked into the Ecuadorian embassy in London six years ago, asking for asylum.

There was a Swedish warrant out for his arrest, alleging rape charges. He faced extradition to Sweden, and feared he would then be turned over to US authorities who wanted Assange taken down for exposing the extent of the spying the US government was carrying out on its own citizens.

For years it was suspected that there was a sealed US indictment against Assange. Last month, the proof emerged when the US accidentally revealed the filing, but not the specific charges.

So, weve got an Aussie journalist who might get arrested in the UK (which has an extradition agreement with the US) for a crime allegedly committed in Sweden all because the US government has a hard on for this guy.

But this journalist made the mistake of providing the world with the valuable insight that the authoritarian US government was surveilling its own citizens.

And, again, the US wants its pound of flesh.

Just recently, the US has once again flexed its glob...

Andrew Marrs History of the World: #4 Into The Light "IndyWatch Feed"

About the Series

Andrew Marrs History of the World is a 2012 BBC documentary television series presented by Andrew Marr that covers 70,000 years of world history from the beginning of human civilisation, as African nomadic peoples spread out around the world and settled down to become the first farmers, up to the twentieth century.

The series is noted for its elaborate, Hollywood-like recreations of many of the people and events on which Marr frames his story. Great care was taken in accurate costumes and the use of the original language of those portrayed. To this are added elaborate digital effects, such as a recreation of the Palace of Knossos or the diversionary channels dug to control flooding of the Yellow River.

This Episode

The Middle Ages, when Vikings explored and pillaged.

Segments: a Viking raid on Kiev and the foundation of the Kievan Rus 882 AD; al-Khwarizmi and the Islamic Golden Age 827 AD; Genghis Khan and the rise of the Mongol Empire 1206; the journey of Marco Polo 1271; the pilgrimage of Mansa Musa 1324; the Ottoman siege of Constantinople 1453; Leonardo da Vinci painting The Last Supper 1494.


Whaleoil world news quiz "IndyWatch Feed"

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An almost abortion free city "IndyWatch Feed"

When I was at Teachers training college I was part of what was called Operation 500. I protested peacefully and quietly outside an Auckland abortion clinic and was physically removed (dragged) by police down some stairs as I, along with everyone else, refused to leave. I felt for the poor cops but they were very [] The post An almost abortion free city appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


CNN Fact check: Trumps heated Oval Office meeting "IndyWatch Feed"

The other day Adam posted  a video clip of Trumps heated meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

Jake Tapper has this video of a detailed fact check

CNNs Jake Tapper, in partnership with, looks at claims made in a meeting between President Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.


Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Obligate  require or compel to undertake a legal or moral duty;   : to bind legally or morally; constrain; commit something as security; restricted to a particular function or mode of life; able to exist under only one set of environmental conditions.


Effectiveness of Myrtus communis in the treatment of hemorrhoids. "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

PMID:  J Integr Med. 2017 09 ;15(5):351-358. PMID: 28844211 Abstract Title:  Effectiveness of Myrtus communis in the treatment of hemorrhoids. Abstract:  Myrtus communis is an important plant in the treatment of many different diseases. The aim of this review was to determine the importance of M. communis essential oil in the treatment of hemorrhoids. For preparing this manuscript, the information was extracted from different resources. The results of clinical studies showed that M. communis essential oil (lotion or ointment) can significantly improve bleeding, permanent pain, pain during defecation, anal irritation, anal itching and anal heaviness in patients with hemorrhoids types I and II. M. communis was also effective in treating patients who did not respond to current chemical treatments (anti-hemorrhoids ointment). Further clinical studies should look into designing a suppository form of M. communis essential oil and compare its effect with the lotion and ointment forms.

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Tournaments? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

I was wondering if anyone would be interest in a games torment. This would be including. Tekken 7 and dbz fighter on the ps4, smash ultimate and a card tournament either magic the gathering or yu-gi-oh. So far this is just an event that I'm planning. Just wondering if people would participate.

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New Allegations of Corruption in Trumpworld "IndyWatch Feed"

Yesterday Adam posted on how the Wall Street Journal reported on Trumps Inaugeration Committee being under investigation

Today there is an additional report alleging that some very murky transactions took place, though as yet unproven

See this report as well from Propublica.

The report makes some significant allegations, e.g.:-

When it came out this year that President Donald Trumps inaugural committee raised and spent unprecedented amounts, people wondered where all that money went.

It turns out one beneficiary was Trump himself.

The inauguration paid the Trump Organization for rooms, meals and event space at the companys Washington hotel, according to interviews as well as internal emails and receipts reviewed by WNYC and ProPublica.

During the planning, Ivanka Trump, the president-elects eldest daughter and a senior executive with the Trump Organization, was involved in negotiating the price the hotel charged the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee for venue rentals. A top inaugural planner emailed Ivanka and others at the company to express my concern that the hotel was overcharging for its event spaces, worrying of what would happen when this is audited. See the article for full and copious detail

Slate carries some commentary here, including this:

The eleven-billionth Trump corruption story of the last 48 hours involves the Trump inaugural committee (which was a freestanding non-profit entity that raised money from corporations and rich folks) getting fleeced by the Trump Organizations D.C. hotel See link for more


Nothing to see here "IndyWatch Feed"

Good old Tracy Watkins. When the chips are down, she will always support her old buddy, Jacinda. Here she goes again, with one of her fiction opinion pieces in Stuff, coming to the defence of the PM. What do I call Tracy in her new role? A henchwoman? quote. National has also got the bit between [] The post Nothing to see here appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Australia formally recognises West Jerusalem as Israel's capital "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"


Contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until peace settlement is achieved


Category 4 Tropical Cyclone "Owen" to hit Queensland, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Owen" is currently a Category 3 strength system in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Owen is forecast to continue on a generally easterly track for the remainder of today, intensifying to Category 4 strength before making...... Read more

Record-breaking rains hit Victoria, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

The moisture from Tropical Cyclone "Owen" is feeding the low-pressure system over Victoria this week, bringing record-breaking rains and floods to the region. The worst affected were northeast and northwest regions of Victoria, around Birchip, and east of...... Read more


Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed"

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Kpiti Iwi Deplores Dangerous Poisoning of Wharemauku Stream "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Local iwi Te ti Awa ki Whakarongotai says arsenic and lead contamination of watercress in the Wharemauku Stream pose a []


Jura's Special Opening Hours!!! "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Jura will be open all week from the 17th til the 23rd of December, so come on in an stock up on some anarchism and check out our new titles!

Monday: 2:00-7:00PM
Tuesday: 2:00-7:00PM
Wednesday: 2:00-7:00PM
Thursday: 2:00-7:00PM
Friday: 2:00-7:00PM
Saturday: 12:00-5:00PM
Sunday: 12:00-5:00PM




Adanis claims that W&J have certified Woongal are false "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople.pacific"


Saturday 15 December 2018

Adanis claims that W&J have certified Woongal are false, disrespectful and underhanded, say Traditional Owners

Adanis announcement that Woongal Environmental Services has been given a contract to monitor environmental outcomes on Wangan and Jagalingou country has drawn condemnation from the W&J Council as false, and typical of the disrespectful and underhanded way in which Adani treats Traditional Owners.

W&J Traditional Owner and lead spokesperson Adrian Burragubba said, The claim that Woongul is a Wangan and Jagalingou certified business is false. No decision of the native title party has ever been made to certify this company. This announcement is in breach of the terms of Adanis own purported ILUA.

A Wangan and Jagalingou certified business is a reference to a business accredited in accordance with the process set out in the Adani ILUA. Mr Burragubba says this process has never been followed.

We will seek legal advice on blocking this contract. We are tired of other people misrepresenting us and benefiting at our expense. Adanis announcement is an insult. Other people have been given authority over our country and our environment, while many W&J Traditonal Owners and families have been deliberately excluded from any input into cultural heritage protection and environmental management.

We know Adani must give the appearance of starting work, and they like to hide behind supposed Aboriginal employmen...


Climate Democrats to enter the fray and disrupt Australias politics RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

A new political party will appear on the scene tomorrow and will seek to disrupt the politics as usual that Australian voters do not like, but have become used to. The post Climate Democrats to enter the fray and disrupt Australias politics appeared first on RenewEconomy.

via Climate Democrats to enter the fray and disrupt Australias politics RenewEconomy


Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed"

This piece of Whaleoil wisdom was brought to you by the Whaleoil Store. Visit us now and find the perfect piece of Whaleoil swag for your collection.   The post Whaleoil wisdom appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.



Prue Hymans Random Thoughts for 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Prue Hyman gives some random end of year thoughts Looking back at my 2018 columns, Ive written with approval []



Intent To Commit Democracy "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"



Jesus Supports Discrimination! "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Ok, theres been one or two confusing messages coming from the Morrison government. And no, one of them isnt What would Jesus do? Strangely, for a government thats had two out of three PMs profess their strong Christian beliefs, this never seems to be a consideration. Im more confused about things like their recent thought

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Australian governments hypocritical performance at UN Climate Summit "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

New energy future: Minister touts Australia at climate summit, Brisbane Times, By...


Some good news in the climate battle over 1000 institutions to divest from fossil fuels "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Climate change: More than 1000 institutions pledge to withdraw investment from fossil fuels This is a moral movement as well as a financial one, campaigners say ...



Want to solve climate problem? Nuclear isnt the answer "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Want to solve climate problem? Nuclear isnt the answer

Alternatives to nuclear energy, in particular renewable sources of electricity like wind and solar energy, have become drastically cheaperBy M V Ramana December 2018 It is nuclear power that will be the main tool to reduce emissions...


Between 340,000 and 690,000 Americans died from radioactive fallout from 1951 to 1973. "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

In the 1950s, the U.S. government downplayed the danger of radioactive fallout, asserting that all radioactivity was confined to the Nevada test site. Despite this, a national estimate attributed 49,000 cancer deaths to nuclear testing in the area.

But the results of new research suggest that this number is woefully inaccurate. Using a novel method, and todays improved understanding of radioactive fallout, Keith Meyers from the University of Arizona discovered that U.S. nuclear testing was responsible for the deaths of at least as many and likely more as those killed by the nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Specifically, between 340,000 and 690,000 Americans died from...



12 days of Christmas songs 4 "IndyWatch Feed"

Mick le is the songwriter du jour with his take on The First Noel. The first Oh, Well Labour did sing Was when Winston Peters Set up his COL sting. He sat on his throne And crowned himself King While making the Fairy Princess His Little Play Thing. The first Oh,Well Poor Bill was blindsided [] The post 12 days of Christmas songs 4 appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Time for the world to remember the movie The Day After "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Its Time to Face Up to Our Nuclear Reality

The made-for-TV movie The Day After had an enormous impact on Americas national conversation about nuclear weapons in 1983. Resuming that conversation today is essential, and the movie holds some lessons about what that would take. The Nation, By Dawn Stover  14 Dec 18 This article originally appeared as part of a special section on The Day After at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists .The television movie The Day After depicted a full-scale nuclear war and its impacts on people living in and around Kansas City. It became something of a community project in picturesque Lawrence, 40 miles west of Kansas City, where much of the movie was filmed. Thousands of local residentsincluding students and faculty from the University of Kansaswere recruited as extras for the movie; about 65 of the 80 speaking parts were cast locally. The use of locals was intentional, because the moviemakers wanted to show the grim consequences of a nuclear war for real Middle Americans, living in the real middle of the country. By the time the movie ends, almost all of the main characters are dead or dying.

ABC broadcast The Day After on November 20, 1983, with no commercial breaks during the final hour. More than 100 million people saw itnearly two-thirds of the total viewing audience. It remains...



Australias Liberal National govt will use tax-payer funds to promote new and existing coal mines "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Coalition signals it will provide taxpayer support for new and existing coal plants. Katharine Murphy Political editor @murpharoo 13 Dec 2018

Morrison government specifies generation projects will need to be coal, gas, batteries or pumped hydro to be eligible for underwriting The Morrison government has sent a clear signal that it is prepared to pro...


Climate change: global heating is drying soils, causing shrinking of worlds water supply "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

The long dry: why the worlds water supply is shrinking, EurekAlert, : 13-DEC-2018

Global water supplies are shrinking, even as rainfall is rising; the culprit? The drying of soils due to climate change

UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as clima...


Scott Morrison and the Business Council are pushing coal but on what evidence? "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

 Guardian, 14 Dec 18 

Despite plummeting costs of renewables the government and the BCA insist that emissions reduction would be economy wrecking

Fresh from losing the economic fight about company tax cuts, the Coalition government is doubling down on an economic fight about renewable energy. And yet again, as they march into battle they have the Business Council of Australia as their key source of economic and political advice. What could go wrong?

The cost of renewable energy has fallen dramatically in the past 10 years and will continue to fall for years to...


Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed"

Click the image for a high-res view The World Map of Y-DNA Haplogroups Ever lie awake at night worried about which haplogroup you descended from? Lets resolve this once and all Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) haplogroups are determined by single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) tests. SNPs are locations on the DNA where one nucleotide has mutated or switched to a different nucleotide. Because a [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Sowell says "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"



Screen Themes: Titans vs Elseworlds "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Screen Themes: Titans vs ElseworldsJohn Turnbull checks out a couple of small-screen superhero shows, the gritty Titans and the body swapping fun of Elseworlds. read now...


Dreaming of a sustainable Christmas: How to reduce your ecological footprint this festive season "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

But the good news is that you can still live a little this festive season without having a big ecological impact.

Key points:


Oh what a difference a new job makes "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

On Thursday, the Government announced a review into the integration, employment and settlement outcomes for refugees and humanitarian entrants. The Prime Minister said: We want to make sure we are doing everything we can to help people get jobs, and integrate into the community. Oh what a difference a new job makes. After the 2010

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Naughty or nice "IndyWatch Feed"

Wellingtonians! You are in for a treat! The Maori Santa is coming to Wellington! Yes, thats right! Hana Kokos on his way with lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh Well, a red feather cloak anyway. The Nelson Times reports: quote. Wellingtons Aro Park looks set to be swamped as Nelsons Mori Santa comes [] The post Naughty or nice appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


DW: Bitcoin Founders Valley the dream of new money "IndyWatch Feed"

The 2008 financial crisis spread distrust in banks and sped up the acceptance of new kinds of money. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin now promise to provide transparent, democratic alternatives. Startups in the Philippines are disrupting old structures. More than 50 million Filipinos are unbanked. FinTech startups are now giving them access to money. With little access to formal banking services, millions in the Philippines cant save money, take out loans or perform other simple financial transactions. Now FinTech startups are raising levels of financial inclusion. Founders here believe the country is ripe for change, and that cryptocurrencies will provide the momentum. Blockchain ambassador Lina Seiche, the founder of Blockchats, is working for change through bitcoin and decentralized networks. SCI founder Miguel Cuneta is helping that change along by offering services like bill payment, e-commerce, cashless transactions, and of course, cryptocurrency wallets. Hes enabling people in the unbanked market like waste-pickers by helping them participate in the world of digital commerce. Founder David Kath is aiding them as well by eliminating middlemen in the plastic industry with technology that allows waste-pickers to triple incomes. Turned into digital tokens in an e-wallet, plastic has become their money.


Health of Earth and humans "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.pacific"

In The Sustainable Hour on 5 December 2018 we interview Fiona Armstrong, founder of Climate & Health Alliance, and Jonathan Balls, Melbourne University researcher on renewable energy who specialises in the development in India.

Weve also talk with 13-year-old Alex Aidt who took part in the school strikes for climate action in both Geelong and Melbourne, and with Emmanuelle Serera, cook and owner of the first hemp inspired restaurant in Melbourne, Hemp Kitchen.

We play a couple of short clips from ABCs Q&A, where Marco asked a sharp question and from the UN conference in Poland where 92-year-old BBC-legend David Attenborough and 15-year-old Greta Thunberg both spoke beautifully about the climate emergency and the urgency for action on reducing our carbon emissions.


There should be no nuclear in climate financing "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Prize-winning South African activist Makoma Lekalakalas successful legal battle to stop a secret nuclear power deal in her homeland won her international acclaim. She tells DW about defending the environment in court.

Makoma Lekalakala: My major campaigning issue, its mitigation against climate change and with a specific focus on electricity generation in the country [South Africa]  its almost 90 percent from coal. And we know that coal is a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, so our campaign has been for a just transition towards a low carbon development.

Were demanding a greater investment in renewable energy technologies, particularly that we can have a decentralized electricity system where solar and wind would play a major role.

The technology, we need a lot of investment in that so that we can be able to eradicate energy poverty. Local people can have their own socially-owned and community-owned renewable energy projects and co-operatives so that they can have access to electricity.

For us to be able to do that, a just transition for us would mean phasing out coal electricity generation and having no nuclear at all as part of the energy mix, and having wind and solar being increased as part of our energy mix.



NT Nathan Gerrarde Kinkade gets 8 years "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

[2] Nathan Gerrarde Kinkade was charged with committing offences of a sexual nature against the daughter of his de facto partner over the period between 2002 and 2007. The matter originally ran to trial in August 2009. Nathan Kinkade was represented by counsel during the course of the trial. Nathan Kinkade was found guilty of a number of those offences.

[3] Nathan Kinkade brought an appeal against those convictions in which he represented himself. Counsel from the private bar appeared as amicus curiae. The appeal was heard in October 2010 and this court ordered a retrial.

[4] By fresh indictment dated 03.Dec.2010 Nathan Kinkade was charged with nine sexual offences against the juvenile complainant. The new trial proceeded in September and October 2011. Again, Nathan Kinkade represented himself and counsel from the private bar appeared as amicus curiae for the purpose of cross-examining the complainant.

[5] On 10.Oct.2011, the jury found Nathan Kinkade guilty of counts 3 to 9 inclusive on the indictment. The jury acquitted Nathan Kinkade on count 1 and was unable to reach a verdict in relation to count 2.

[6] On 21 October 2011, the trial judge sentenced Nathan Gerrarde Kinkade to imprisonment for 12 years backdated to 25 March 2010. A non-parole period of eight years and six months was fixed.

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Treating Lyme Disease Successfully with Ozone Therapy "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Another Lyme Disease Miracle

Facebook post by Dr. Robert J. Rowen

I have an interesting clinical case for you today. Another Lyme case.

Lyme is the disease Australian authorities do not believe exists, and will persecute doctors for treating it.

Meanwhile our CDC says its a horrific epidemic, warns against new ticks, and says at least 300,000 Americans are coming down with the disease every year.

This is scientific medicine! One country doesnt want to pay for it and denies its existence. The other does recognize its presence.

I lived this lunacy. In Alaska, the local medical societies VOTED that chelation for metals was fraudulent and mercury amalgam removal from teeth was fraud. Imagine if their efforts to purge me was successful and just 15 years later they were PROVEN wrong in the medical literature (which was already available at the time, if they were not so dogmatically wedded to Pharma).

In our country Lyme is a major problem. MAJOR. It is difficult to treat. It is difficult to diagnose. A negative lab test means nothing. Most treatments are antibiotics. These carry a very significant risk of temporarily or permanently messing you up. And, from the cases Ive seen, most will relapse.

Here is another case of a women essentially disabled from Lyme. The patient is a mother of minor children and registered nurse.

Her whole family is Lyme affected. Her mother spent over $120,000 at a Lyme literate clinic just the past year. The treatments broke her parents. And the treatments mom got are even insurance reimbursable as they were conventional antibiotic therapy.

I am told after seeing the change in her daughter in less than one week, the mother is ready to come to us for ozone therapy.

I also use targeted nutritional supplements which are different from patient to patient. I use kinesiology to help me in the choices.

No, we are not getting everyone with Lyme better, but this case is relatively typical for us, not atypical. Her illness was so severe that she lost 10 years of watching her kids grow, and could not keep her nursing job.

Lyme disease, a bane of conventional medicine, is now our favorite problem to treat as patients go from d...


A vote of no confidence in Europe "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Its been a historic week here in Europe. Everything changed.

Britains Prime Minister Theresa May, Polands Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, and Frances President Emmanuel Macron all faced no-confidence votes.

In the end, they survived.

But the fact that the votes took place at all is deeply embarrassing for the establishment in Europe.

Macrons ambitions for Europe lie in tatters.

May is now expected to quit for the next election.

Over in Germany, Europes mum Angela Merkel will no longer lead her party, either.

On Friday, her replacement was elected. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (say that three times quickly) will take over the party, but not yet the chancellorship of Germany.

Sweden still doesnt have a prime minister to face a vote of no-confidence after the elections were held in September.

The anti-immigrant right-wing party is making things difficult with their 17.5% of the vote.

Believe it or not, the opposition party managed to pass their budget!

On the streets, its no different.

Protests against government policy erupted in Brussels, Paris and Budapest during the week.

There were also peaceful demonstrations in London on the weekend.

The protests in France were bad enough to make French President Macron surrender faster than his compatriots usually do.

He reversed his policies and, with them, his dreams of uniting Europe.

His approval ratings make Trump look like Father Christmas.

Bloomberg wrote Emmanuel Macrons Euro Zone Dream Died This Week and the New York Times wrote Macron Had a Big Plan for Europe. Its Now Falling Apart. Thats because he no longer has any credibility, let alone backing.

Italy had its own dramas during the week, too. The populist governments unelected prime minister and finance minister made a deal with Brussels.

Theyd been holding out for a 2.4% of GDP deficit, but Brussels said no. The Italians declared they wouldnt back down.

Then they went back with 2.2%, but Brussels said no.

The Italians fumed theyd make no more compromises.

Two weeks later, the Italians went back with 2.04% and Brussels said yes.

At least, everyone thought they did. Until this story came out in the Star Tribune: EU finance official says new Italian budget insufficient.

Back to the drawing board?

Just when the Italians looked to be making progress with Brussels, news of the French budget hit the press.



Classic Silent Film: Nurse Marjorie (1920) "IndyWatch Feed"


Nurse Marjorie is a 1920 American silent film drama produced and distributed by Realart Pictures, directed by William Desmond Taylor, and starring Mary Miles Minter. It is based on a 1906 play, Nurse Marjorie, by Israel Zangwill. The scenario is by Julia Crawford Ivers whose son James Van Trees was the cinematographer. On the Broadway stage Minters part was played by Eleanor Robson. This is one of Minters later films that survive at the Library of Congress.

As described in a film magazine, Lady Marjorie Killonan (Minter), who has devoted her time to nursing the poor, startles her parents by announcing that she is to enter a hospital that caters to the well-to-do. At the hospital she insists that her identity be shielded. Her first two patients are John Danbury, M.P. (Fillmore), and Dick Allen (Lee), a little boy with a broken leg. John has had surgery on his eyes and believes his nurse to be middle aged and very homely. There is nothing wrong with Dicks eyes, however, and he falls in love with Marjorie immediately. When John recovers his sight he falls in love with his nurse and becomes very jealous of her other patient, whom he pictures as a man of his own age. Marjorie has fallen in love with John, but torments him for some time. Marjorie poses as the daughter of poor fisherfolk, and Johns parents attempt to buy her off. John insists on marrying her, but when he learns of her deception, he leaves in a rage. Later he is wounded and Marjorie becomes his nurse again. This time her parents interpose objections, but these are overcome and the two are united.


Noise and Stuff "IndyWatch Feed"

Separating signal from noise is a vexed question in science. In the case of man-made global warming climate disruption climate change, this is especially difficult due to there being so many confounding factors: insolation levels, long and short term solar cycles, sun-spot activity, gamma rays, long and short-term orbital variations, clouds, diurnal and annual temperature [] The post Noise and Stuff appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, December 14, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.pacific"

Tropical forests By keeping pests in check, bats could help farmers in Madagascar, reducing the need to expand their farms into nearby rainforests (Science Daily, Scitech Europa). Corruption allows the plunder of Guinea-Bissaus forests to continue, the Environmental Investigation Agency says (All Africa). The region around the Mekong River in Southeast Asia is home to nearly 160 new species of plants and animals discovered in 2017 (Vietnam News, Xinhua). African cocoa producers arent ending deforestation (The Guardian, Confectionery News, Thomson Reuters). Deforestation is down in 2018 in Brazils Cerrado (VOA News). Ghanas government is taking steps to address illegal logging in the West African country (Ghana Business News). Conservation groups warn of an illegal mining epidemic in the Amazon (CGTN, The New York Times). Forest and rangeland restoration could help combat climate change in Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters). Other news The Tanzanian island of Kisiwa Panza is struggling to cope with climate change (PRI, Reuters). Carbon emissions limits could be relaxed by the EPA (The Washington Post). Most of the oldest ice in the Arctic has melted away, scientists warn (The Washington Post). Environmental groups object to the permits awarded to oil and gas companies in the U.S. that allow them to harm animals in the ocean (The Washington Post). A new book captures Icelands glaciers in photographs, before theyre all gone (The New York Times). Climate change could be a disaster for the worlds infrastructure, engineers say (Devex). Conservationists blame geotagging on Instagram for ruining natural places (The New York


Brexit is a very expensive not quite exit "IndyWatch Feed"

Britains cost of leaving the EU was 40 billion, the Governor of the Bank of England told ministers in May 2018, and over six months later the expenses continue. Costs will certainly blow out if Britain exits without the all important trade agreement in place, which looks likely, given Theresa May hasnt even got a [] The post Brexit is a very expensive not quite exit appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.



Australian mining interests in north Bougainville "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Jubilee Australia

While the Panguna mine one of the largest operating copper-gold mines in the world until the Bougainville crisis forced its closure in 1989 might grab the attention of many people, there is more going on in Bougainville in relation to mining in than just Panguna. As at the beginning of 2018, four exploration licences have been issued to Australian, Canadian and Filipino mining companies.

Australian company Kalia Holdings holds some of these licences and is exploring for copper and gold in the Mt Tore region in North Bougainville.

We are concerned that affected communities have not given their free, prior and informed consent for Kalia Holdings activities. In particular we are conc...



View from your window "IndyWatch Feed"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Where do you think yesterdays photos were taken? Here are a couple of pictures taken from the car today (13 Dec) at the intersection of SH16 and Carol Leon Ave /Anderson Rd south of Kaukapakapa One has the car window pillar in the shot and the other a [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Saturdays smiles "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A shepherd was relaxing after a long day, sitting on the grass, chewing on a straw, watching his sheep grazing quietly under the last rays of the setting sun.

A jeep roared up, leaving behind clouds of dust and stopped before him. A man clad in an expensive suit and shiny leather shoes with a camera on his hands got out.

The man started snapping pictures of the surrounding area and, once hed finished, looked at the shepherd and asked, Is this your land?

Aye responded the shepherd.

A look of glee formed in the mans eyes as he asked, And are those your sheep?

Aye says the shepherd.

Would you sell some of your land? the man asked.

The shepherd looked up, studying the man with a cautious look, before searching and asked And why would I do that?

So you can make some money, and buy more sheep, explained the man with a smirk.

And why would I buy more sheep? asked the shepherd.

So you can sell their wool, and make more money.

And why would I do that? asked the shepherd.

So you can buy even more sheep, and sell even more wool.

And why would I do that? asked the shepherd.

So, at some point, you can build a factory and fill it with looms.

And why would I do that? asked the shepherd.

So you can make your wool into clothes, instead of selling it, and make even more money.

The shepherd looked at his sheep for a second, spitting out the chewed straw, and asked, And why would I do that?

So you can buy more and more sheep, sell more and more clothes, and make more and more money, said the man, rubbing his hands.

And why would I do that? asked the shepherd.

So you can be rich!

And why would I want that? asked the shepherd.

So you can build yourself a mansion. Right here! said the man, tapping the ground with his foot.

And why would I do that? asked the shepherd.

So you can have a big bedroom. On the top floor! With big windows! And a big balcony!

And why would I do that? asked the shepherd.

So you can sit back, look over your sheep, enjoy the sunset Enjoy life! said the man, practically jumping up and down with excitement.

Aye And what do you think I was doing before you arrived?




ONLY one day left to order your Whale Meat before Christmas "IndyWatch Feed"

Do you want your order from the Whale Meat Company delivered before Christmas? **ONLY one day left to order. Your chance to get yummy meat for the holiday season is fast running out. This Sunday night is the cut off if you want a Whale Meat Company delivery before Christmas. You can still order over [] The post ONLY one day left to order your Whale Meat before Christmas appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Caption competition "IndyWatch Feed"

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Liberals go for Peak Stupid "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Just when we thought the Liberals could not get worse.

A Religious Freedom Commissioner in the Human Rights Commission.

As John Roskam mused, think about someone like Dr Tim Soutphommasane or Gillian Triggs in the chair. She wanted to regulate whats said around the family kitchen table so you can imagine her concern about what might be said in church and church schools.

Who needs the ALP with leadership like that in the Coalition?


Things that make me go hmm "IndyWatch Feed"

Do you remember the terrorist teenager in Christchurch? I spotted this paragraph in a recent news article about how he is being given more freedom. [] Judge ODriscoll was told today that the teenager had decided that he did not want to return to live with his mother over Christmas because he believed it would [] The post Things that make me go hmm appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Whaleoil News quiz "IndyWatch Feed"

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Christchurch Oilers: Sump at the Quarry Sunday 16th "IndyWatch Feed"

Attention Christchurch Oilers, there will be a final sump for the year at the Quarry this Sunday. Come along and wish the Bluebirds a happy wedding anniversary.  Oh, and enjoy great coffee and company too. Where: Halswell Quarry Park, Christchurch When: Sunday 16th December 1 pm 3 pm All welcome! If youre shy or [] The post Christchurch Oilers: Sump at the Quarry Sunday 16th appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.




At least Australias doing something right "IndyWatch Feed"

Some good news is coming out of the latest climate jet-set gab-fest: Australia is at least doing something right. Quote: Australia has been singled out for working hand in glove with the United States to block progress at UN climate change talks in Katowice, Poland. Negotiations have hit a stalemate with many of the key [] The post At least Australias doing something right appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.




Caption competition "IndyWatch Feed"

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Remembering the Lindt cafe siege "IndyWatch Feed"

Today is the 4th anniversary of the Lindt Caf siege in Sydney. Back in 2014 my husband and I were living in Sydney and we happened to work in the building that was diagonally opposite the Lindt caf in Martin Place.  What unfolded that day had quite an impact on us at the time. It [] The post Remembering the Lindt cafe siege appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Kim Hill talks with Anne Perkins latest developments re Brexit "IndyWatch Feed"

Kim Hill on RNZ

Anne Perkins is a political commentator, writer and broadcaster, and the former deputy political editor of  The Guardian. She will talk to Kim about a week in which it was revealed British PM Theresa May has lost about a third of her partys support, as she heads into a contentious final vote on the shape of the Brexit deal.




John Wren's week: Parliamentary bills, Aussies in space and a Federal ICAC "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

John Wren's week: Parliamentary bills, Aussies in space and a Federal ICACJohn examines the encryption bill, Australia's entry into the space program and the truth behind the long-awaited Federal ICAC. read now...


Why Do Fundamentalist Christians Support Israel Right Or Wrong? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"


It appears that many fundamentalist Christians support the hard-line policies of the Israeli Government (currently consisting of the parties Likud, United Torah Judaism, Shas, Kulanu and the Jewish Home) more blindly and fanatically than most Jews do. Christian and Jewish Zionist organizations in the US have combined their lobbying efforts, their targets being governors and state legislatures.

Approximately 26 states more than half have enacted laws or executive orders to prohibit their state governments from awarding contracts to companies that support the BDS program, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israeli program. This BDS movement uses boycott-related tactics against Israel or the Israeli-Occupied Territories in an attempt to get Israel to stop oppressing the Palestinians.

This is where American politicians interact with international issues and lobby groups. For instance, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a Christian fundamentalist, issued an executive order on November 16, 2018 that states that the Commonwealth of Kentucky unequivocally rejects the BDS practices and stands firmly with Israel, noting that these BDS practices threaten the sovereignty and security of a US ally and friend of the Commonwealth.

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer and Consul General of Israel to the Southeast United States, Judith Varnai Shorer, and Dave Wicker, Congressional Liaison for Christians United for Israeli (CUFI) joined Governor Bevin at the signing ceremony of this order in the State Capitol building. The event was presented as if they, the people of Kentucky, and the United States, were collectively making a moral stand in support of the State of Israel.

Politicians such as Governor Bevin have called the BDS movement anti-Semitic and repugnant. He referenced passages from the Book of Ezekiel about being a watchman, saying Kentucky was watching and sounding the alarm.

In reality, however, the BDS movement is a nonviolent way to support the Palestinian cause in light of illegal Israeli settlements, the seizure of Palestinian land and the blatant refusal to abide by many UN resolutions over the years....


At last, with political parties hopelessly divided, the war on Xmas and coal lands ... "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

The pond reeled back in shock and alarm at nattering "Ned's" astonishing insight - the main parties disagreed, they're divided!! Split, and possibly full of splitters ...

Who'd have guessed it, who'd have thunk it? Now there'd be no harmony over Xmas, all was rooned, and yet yesterday, all the pond's troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as the divisive days are here to stay, and there's a shadow hanging over politics oh yesterday came suddenly and now the pond needs a place to hide away

Or some such thing, because the reptiles are truly alarmed, with Dame Groan earning her lavish salary by going full racist


Hmm, too many viewings of Midnight Express, the pond suspects. Cut back to no more than once a month, and perhaps substitute the Ayran purity of a Leni Riefenstahl film or three oh, and avoid hanging around Rick's Caf where all those bloody globalists congregate talking of free trade and imported coffee beans

Never mind, what relief this day brings, because the pond had thought it had avoided the war on Christmas, but suddenly there it was, full-blown, an epic sound and fury, and a braying of carols

Holy Jane Campion smoke indeed



Gresham College: Prof. Sir Geoffrey Nice Q.C. Law Lectures 2013/2014 #1/6 The Informal Vietnam Tribunal "IndyWatch Feed"

About this series

Six public lectures by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, delivered in his role as Gresham Professor of Law.

About this lecture

Informal Tribunals dealing with armed conflicts include that established for the Vietnam war by Bertrand Russell.  This and other similar tribunals showed how the citizen is not bound by the willingness of the great international organisations to intervene in known atrocities.  The lecture will summarise the factual issues, show how international legal systems were unable to cope and focus on the work and findings of the informal tribunals.


Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Variety is the spice of life   Annette Scott:

Its tough, rough country but Island Hills Station owners Dan and Mandy Shand are passionate farmers and innovative in their diversification to achieve financial sustainability. Annette Scottcaught up with them on their remote North Canterbury high-country property. 

Dan and Mandy Shand farm Island Hills, a 7000ha station in the back of beyond in the rugged Hurunui high county.

When the young couple took over the property from Dans parents Ed and Jan, they knew from the generations before them it would be tough going. In the early days access and weeds were the two biggest challenges.

For Dan initially, it was possums. . . 

OutcomesshouldberuralproofedRWNZsays Yvonne OHara:

Gower Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) would like to see any outcomes of the Governments mental health and addiction inquiry report, which was released last week, rural proofed, national president Fiona Gower says.

Quite a few of our members went to workshops held around the country to ensure we had coverage, Mrs Gower said.

We wanted to make sure the rural message was heard loud and clear. . . 

Drought relief grows recogniton:

As Jessie Waite drove down Taranakis coastal highway there was no escaping the savage drought gripping the region.

It was January 2018. Parched, dusty paddocks flanked the busy tourist route. Failed turnip crops were a stark reminder of rains that never came.

For many coastal farmers it was the worst season in decades. . .



Australian political scandal: Corruption & illicit sex "IndyWatch Feed"

In the days of the Moonlight State, Queensland was a byword for corruption in Australia. Then NSW claimed the corruption crown as Eddie Obeid used that states Labor party as a personal investment portfolio. Then in the early 2000s the corruption vulture flew south to well and truly come to roost in Victoria. What goes [] The post Australian political scandal: Corruption & illicit sex appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Gresham College: Prof Jagjit Chadha Blueprint For Brexit Britain: #3/6 The Housing Market "IndyWatch Feed"

About the series

The prospect of leaving the EU has forced the UK to debate its economic future. The government will have to address long term problems such as productivity, savings and investment, the housing market, the structure of finance, regional policies and infrastructure.

About the lecture

Housing represents the main asset class held by UK households and we shall try to understand why it is held as such a large share of assets. We shall then outline whether this choice has other knock on effects in the economy such as labour and social mobility. And what the case is for changes the tax treatment of housing.


ONLY one day left to order your Whale Meat before Christmas "IndyWatch Feed"

Do you want your order from the Whale Meat Company delivered before Christmas? **ONLY one day left to order. Your chance to get yummy meat for the holiday season is fast running out. This Sunday night is the cut off if you want a Whale Meat Company delivery before Christmas. You can still order over [] The post ONLY one day left to order your Whale Meat before Christmas appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.



For 40 Maseratis, 3,000 Marlenes could be helped "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"


Thanks to these readers, Marlene Potoura has been enabled to....

  • move to a better and safer place
  • take her kids on a Christmas outing
  • mobilise her new learning centre
  • visit her family in Bougainville for the first time in 14 years
  • meet the man who killed her father
  • gather material & photographs for her forthcoming memoir
  • better pursue her avocation as a writer

Allan Kidston; Craig Coolum; Ross Wilkinson; Anonymous; Norm Wilson; Simon & Bea Ellis; Janis Roberts; Bob Cleland; Frank Alcorta; Dan & Judy Duggan; Max Uechtritz; Michael Main; Geoffrey Hancock; Bill Brown MBE; Alex Harris; Rick Nehmy; Deborah Ruiz Wall; Paul Munro; Gary Tongs; Joe Herman; Chris Overland; Col Young; Anne-Marie & Peter Smith; Paul Oates; John in Adelaide; Murray & Joan Bladwell; John Bennett; Betty, Nikitta & Valesca Kagl; Bill Welbourne; David Ransom; Ed Brumby; Jo Holman; Lindsay Bond; Jan MacIntyre; Phil Fitzpatrick; Elissa Roper; Robin Lillicrapp; Tess Newton Cain; Keith Jackson AM

There are many Marlenes in Papua New Guinea. They are the ordinary people who, in large measure, have been abandoned by their own government - a malodorous government fawned upon by people and institutions who should know better, including the government of Australia.

PNG Attitude has been able to help only Marlene and her two children. Targeted assistance for the fraction of the cost of a Maserati.

We hope that, before too long, those in positions of authority where they can assist change the lives of many of the fine and hospitable people of PNG will begin to fully realise their responsibilities.

You know who you are. Perhaps you can start now. This Christmas.

IT problem or government interference in petition process? "IndyWatch Feed"

Have you signed the petition to prevent New Zealand from signing the UN Migrant Compact? If you have, well done. If you havent, then you may find it very difficult, maybe even impossible because, according to Right Minds NZ, there has been interference in the petition. They also seem to think that it is the [] The post IT problem or government interference in petition process? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


PERTH Malaysian man arrested at Perth Airport with 3.9kg methamphetamine in esky "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

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Malaysian man arrested at Perth Airport with 3.9kg methamphetamine in esky .

December 14, 2018 at 01:37PM .

The 40-year-old man faced Perth Magistrates Court on Friday charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug. He is facing a .



PERTH Joint ABF AFP Media Release Malaysian national facing meth importation charge "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

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Joint ABF AFP Media Release Malaysian national facing meth importation charge .

December 14, 2018 at 01:22PM .

A 40 -year-old Malaysian national will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today charged over the alleged importation of 3.9 kilograms of .



Stuff: The fascists "IndyWatch Feed"

Remember this article from November 30th?   In the article, we told how a Whaleoil reader had spoken out against Stuffs attitude towards dissenting views on climate change. Our reader wrote a letter to the editor, complaining that this was a breach of free speech and that a mainstream media organisation should not be adopting such an [] The post Stuff: The fascists appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.



Limited edition: Special Christmas breakfast pack with BLACK pudding! "IndyWatch Feed"

OMG yum. That black pudding was fantastic! When was the last time you said that? Now you can treat yourself for Christmas. The Whale Meat Company has a limited number of boxes with the NEW black pudding that has the stamp of approval from the Whale Meat Taste Test Panel. How do you make a [] The post Limited edition: Special Christmas breakfast pack with BLACK pudding! appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.



A college I am associated with has a tradition of publishing in its magazine details of old collegians who have completed their tertiary studies along with the degree earned.

So in the summer edition of the magazine I see listed details of graduates from Massey, AUT, Lincoln, Unitec, Canterbury, Otago Waikato and Victoria.

And this under Auckland ... 'The University of Auckland, which is attended by a very large number of old collegians, has this year declined to supply names of recent graduates on the grounds of privacy.' 

PC gone completely barking mad.

Read the top five posts from yesterday "IndyWatch Feed"

Our Whats Hot post and Must Read posts up the top of our home page are based on the two articles from the day before that attracted the most comments. This post is to provide you with the links to the top five most read posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the post with the [] The post Read the top five posts from yesterday appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


"Man is a singular creature. He has a set of gifts that make him unique among the animals: so that, unlike them, he is not a figure in the landscape, -- he is a shaper of the landscape." #QotD "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

"Man is a singular creature. He has a set of gifts that make him unique among the animals: so that, unlike them, he is not a figure in the landscape, -- he is a shaper of the landscape. In body and mind he is the explorer of nature, the ubiquitous animal, who did not find but at made his home in every environment."        ~ Jacob Bronowksi, from his book Ascent of Man .


Adam is bored with: "IndyWatch Feed"

NZ Pundits

NZ Pundits who like Jacinda Ardern

Duncan Garner

Jack Tame

Phil Twyford


Thank you everyone, you have made so many things possible "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Marlene with Darhlia Dee & Martin GrayMARLENE DEE GRAY POTOURA

LAE - My two children, Darhlia Dee and Martin Gray, and I would like to thank you all, our overseas readers of PNG Attitude who contributed in the Australian spirit, well known throughout the Pacific, to make sure my kids and I have an awesome Christmas.

I want to kindly and gratefully inform you all that you succeeded. My two children and I are most grateful, which writing here cannot express.

Firstly, we have moved out from a really shitty cave like building, where I had tried to operate a learning centre this year.

The struggles I went through in that cave are not worth mentioning now because it was downright unbelievable.

On 22 February, a week after resigning from a teaching job I had with the Salvation Army School, I was robbed senselessly and mercilessly.

All my writing from over 20 years went to nothing, taken right out on my two laptops, an external drive and over 16 flash drives. I nearly went insane, because I was worried.

The worst feeling was that people did not understand and see how important my writing was. I didnt even care about the computers and the phones. I was really worried about my years of work that I treasure more than anything.

I felt friendless and sad. I even told my friend Ed Brumby the way I was feeling and he told me how sad he was too that my work had been stolen.

Some weeks later, I pulled myself together. I have realised long ago that there is no one to help me and I must always be strong and make things happen.

I scavenged for hard copies of my work from files I kept on shelves and got myself into intensive writing. This year, I have published two more youngsters books which are My Brother Warrollu 2 and 6 Whacky Tales for Youngsters.

Then, on Wednesday 28 November, while we were still sleeping, thieves crept through a window and stole all our phones, my electric sewing machine, money in cash, my sons graduation attire and brand new shoes that I had got ready for his graduation the following Wednesday.

When the three of us woke up in the morning, we were dumbfounded and sat on the floor and looked at each other. I was really angry and frustrated. 

I had to get new graduation things for my son and t....


Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed"

This is Subscriber Content. You can access subscriber content, including crosswords, sudoku, polling, commentary and podcasts by subscribing to one of our membership packages. The post Daily crossword appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.



UN migration pact protest TODAY December 15th "IndyWatch Feed"

Gday, Following last weekends successful event, the same organisers are hosting a demonstration outside the prime ministers office in Mount Albert. Time: 12 PM 4 PM Place:  658 New North Road, Morningside,  Auckland This weekend will feature people in hazmat suits and a large banner, alongside the yellow hi-vis vests to show solidarity with [] The post UN migration pact protest TODAY December 15th appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed"

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Politician scores for 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Its that time of year when political journalists rate the politicians on their performances. Tracy Watkins: After a huge year in politics, one politician stands out Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern 9.5 I think thats very generous. Ardern has done well at some things especially her public performances and her rapport with journalists but []


Under pressure "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"


This is now the longest Bitcoin correction since the 2013 to 2015 bear market, with prices down almost for a full year since the peak, 362 days ago. 

It's also the greatest correction since 2013 to 2015, with prices down by more than 84 per cent from the peak at the time of writing. 

Not an asset class for the faint of heart.


Saturday soapbox "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Saturdays soapbox is yours to use as you will within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. Youre welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.



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.


The Manus babies who face a stateless future "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Manus baby 1LYANNE TOGIBA & MICHELLE CHENG | The Guardian

SYDNEY - The children of Manus Island refugees and local women are being denied birth certificates, according to their families, potentially leaving up to 39 of them stateless.

A number of refugee men detained in the Australian-run Manus Island regional processing centre and Papua New Guinean women started relationships as early as 2015, with some children born shortly after.

The regional processing centre was shut down in 2017 but at least 750 refugee and asylum seeker men remain in the country, with 580 of those on Manus Island, according to UN high commissioner for refugees estimates from July.

Families say authorities have refused to issue birth certificates to their children, despite multiple attempts to obtain the documents.

I just want a marriage certificate for my wife and I, birth certificates for our two babies, citizenship and an area where we can live, Haroon Rashid, a 27-year-old Rohingyan refugee, says.

Rashid fled Myanmar because of ethnic cleansing by government forces and arrived in PNG in 2013. The following year he was found to be a refugee and married a 22-year-old Manusian woman, Molly Noan.

The couple says provincial authorities have refused to issue birth certificates for their two-year-old son, Mohammed, and 17-month-old daughter, Almeera.

In 2016, after their eldest child was born, they asked the Manus Island provincial administrator for documents but were told to get confirmation from the PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority.

But the authority told the couple it was not its responsibility and referred the matter back to the Manus Island provincial government.

Rashid and Noan have given up trying to get these documents owing to what they say are continual delays and refusals. Our marriage and life is aimless and our destiny is uncertain without him being a citizen, Noan says.

The future remains unknown for these refugee and asylum seeker men without PNG citizenship, while others face a long wait for resettlement in third countries. Now their children face a risk of statelessness too, as they lack birth certificates to prove they were born and registered in PNG.

Experts warn that the denial of birth certificates violates the childrens international legal right to be registered immediately after birth.




Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed"

Legendary talkback host Leighton Smith joined Mike Hosking in studio, to discuss his long career, dream homes, new podcast and plans for retirement. The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


NZ plummets in energy investment ranking, Government happy "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

New Zealand has dropped from 14th to 46th in a ranking of attractiveness to energy investors. This isnt surprising after the Government put significant limitations on oil and gas exploration. Green or alternative energy prospects dont seem to rate Im still unclear how we will meet al our energy needs if we transition away []


Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed"

The word for today is acceptation (noun) 1. The usual or accepted meaning, as of a word or expression. 2. Favorable reception; approval. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Acceptation is older than its synonym acceptance; it first appeared in print in the 15th century, whereas acceptance makes a 16th-century appearance. Grammarian H. [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Mike Quinsey's Higher Self Message -- December 14, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Source: Tree of the Golden Light

David Wilcock 2016.12.12. New Living Expo

Forty ET groups have bases on the Moon and inside the Earth and they call the Earth the experiment. The Sphere Beings first showed up in the 1980s, when a gigantic Orb the size of Neptune was found in our Solar System heading towards our planet, and it circled all of them in turn. Around 1999-2001 we had a number of Spheres coming into our Solar System that have remained ever since. In November 2015 in Australia aboard the new Aircraft Carrier Aegis they had a massive Draco Super Beam Weapon and they fired upon a Sphere causing it to glow bright red, and it then re-directed the particle beam back to the Aircraft Carrier, and it blew up the whole base in Pine Gap. After that a no fly zone was created around the Earth.

The Illuminati planned the Twin Tower attacks to take place on the 9th November 2001 because it was the date of the birth of Christ exactly 2000 years earlier. The Twin Towers came down within a ten minute window of it. The Illuminati thought the Spheres were the return of the Annunaki Gods who would save them. So they were trying to offset the power of the message in the Bible, as it stated that Jesus would return after 2000 years. The Russians can prove that the 9/11 destruction of the Twin Towers was brought about by the use of a small nuclear bomb placed by the Cabal. Putin is ready if necessary to reveal details of false flag operations. The Russians have an advanced missile system called the Annexe that cannot be tracked by radar making military technology useless. David Wilcock commented that because of it there would never be another war.

The Mayan Calendar End Date of 2012 was when 100 very large Spheres wit...


Changes proposed for End of Life Choice Bill "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

David Seymour is recommending changes to his End of Life Choice Bill after getting feedback from public submissions (a record 37,000) and by the sound of things, to get sufficient support from MPs. NZH: Act leader David Seymour recommends changes to End of Life Choice Bill Seymour has written a report on his End []


Hoover Institution: Uncommon Knowledge Why Does Joseph Stalin Matter? "IndyWatch Feed"

Recorded on January 25, 2018. Joseph Stalin, Soviet dictator, creator of great power, and destroyer of tens of millions of lives Thus begins this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, which dives into the biography of Joseph Stalin. This episodes guest, Stephen Kotkin, author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941(, examines the political career of Joseph Stalin in the years leading up to World War II, his domination over the Soviet Union, and the terror he inspired by the Great Purge from 193638. Why does Joseph Stalin matter? is a key question for Kotkin, as he explains the history of the Soviet Union and Stalins enduring impact on his country and the world. Kotkin argues that Stalin is the gold standard for dictatorships in regard to the amount of power he managed to obtain and wield throughout his lifetime. Stalin stands out because not only was he able to build a massive amount of military power, he managed to stay in power for three decades, much longer than any comparable dictator. Kotkin and Robinson discuss collectivization and communism and how Stalins regime believed it had to eradicate capitalism within the USSR even in regions where capitalism was bringing economic success to the peasants, with the potential of destabilizing the regime. This led to the Great Purge, a campaign of political repression that resulted in the exile and execution of millions of people. For the full transcript go to


Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed"

Proverbs 15 28 The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking; the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Me story long Talk Pinglish "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"


This fella (th)em story belong talk Pidgin
Me by talk him you (long) talk English
Talk pidgin (th)em talk talk belong all one talk
Time all sin down (na) gossip easy easy
Time all sun up (na) story kind kind
Time all eye sleep (na) sail him think think

Talk Pidgin come up number one talk talk now
Belong you me all Papua New Guinea
This fella talk talk (he) come before
Time you me like talk talk one time all whiteman
(Long) all mission (na) plantation long New Guinea
(Long) Madang (na) Rabaul (na) Kavieng (na) Buka

All this fella whiteman belong country Germany
All Germany learn him me fella
(Long) talk raus (na) makmak
(Na) me fella learn him too
(Long) talk gumi (na) maski

(Na) time me fella work one time all Catholic
All mission learn him me fella
(Long) talk pyre (na) pater
(Na) me fella learn him too
(Long) talk beten na bruder

(Na) time me fella work (long) all plantation
Me fella work one time all one talk belong Tolai
All Tolai learn him me fella
(Long) talk guria (na) avinun
(Na) me fella learn him too
(Long) talk turangu (na) tumbuna

(Na) time big fella fight (he) been come
All army fight man belong Australia (na) America
All Australia learn him me fella
(Long) talk bomb (na) cartridge
(Na) me fella learn him too
(Long) talk savvy (na) soccer

(Na) time big fella fight (he) finish
All kiap patrol officer belong Australia (he) come
All kiap learn (him) me fella
(Long) talk house line (na) master
(Na) me fella learn him too
(Long) talk humbug (na) bighead

(Na) all (a)nother fella (he) been talk talk
Time all been steal (him) all go (long) ship
Time all been work (long) sugar plantation
All too learn him me fella
(Long) talk this fella (na) kaikai
(Na) me fella learn him too
(Long) talk pikinini (na) calaboose

Time me fella go back (long) ol place
Belong me fella one one
Me fella (he) been smart true
Me fella (he) been lose him place long fella time true
(Na) me fella come up big fella man hurry up true



New sea slug species discovered "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

This 12 December 2018 video says about itself:

New nudibranch species discovered

Nudibranchs are marine slugs that come in a variety of whimsical colors. They are found throughout the world ocean from surface waters to the deep sea. However, only three species were known from the Northeast Pacific Ocean until scientists from Cal Poly Pomona, Western Australian Museum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and MBARI [Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in the USA] recently described five new species from this region.

Four of these were observed during MBARI research expeditions off the California coast and in the Gulf of California, off Mexicos Baja Peninsula. We used morphological characteristics and molecular tools to distinguish these animals from all previously described species of nudibranchs.

These new species Tritonia nigritigris*, Dendronotus claguei*, Ziminella vrijenhoeki*, Cuthona methana, and Aeolidia libitinaria* were given distinct names which honor MBARI scientists or describe their physical appearance or the habitat in which they were found.

As with many other deep-sea regions, we predict the number of new species from the Northeast Pacific to increase with further exploration. This area is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change emphasizing the urgency of documenting this fauna.

*Collected by MBARI remotely operated vehicles.

For more information see: Valds, A., Lundsten, L., & Wilson, N.G. (2018) Five new deep-sea species of nudibranchs (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Cladobranchia) from the Northeast Pacific. Zootaxa 4526 (4): 401433



Media watch Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

15 December 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []


General chat "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.


Open Forum Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

14 December 2018 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []


The real reason Western media & CIA turned against Saudi MBS "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Darius Shahtahmasebi is a New Zealand-based legal and political analyst, currently specializing in immigration, refugee and humanitarian law. Published in Russia Today Forces are aligning against Saudi Arabias Crown Prince, lead by elements within the CIA and strong players in the mainstream media. But what is really behind this deterioration in relationship, and what are []




Daily Digest 12/14 - Good News Friday: The 'Other' America, How To Watch Tonight's Meteor Shower "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Daily Digest 12/14 - Good News Friday: The 'Other' America, How To Watch Tonight's Meteor Shower
  • Airlines can't kick people off overbooked planes under pending law that brings sweeping changes
  • Autistic people listen to their hearts to test anti-anxiety therapy
  • The 'Other' America (That MSM Won't Let You See)
  • The Search for Alien Life Begins in Earths Oldest Desert
  • Revealed: Australian solar-powered electric vehicle with swappable bodies
  • Heres how to watch the amazing meteor shower that starts tonight and ends tomorrow morning.
  • Chrome Experiments: An Interactive Map Of The Universe
  • Stunning Video Shows a Man Flying With Birds

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The Case That Dare Not Speak Its Name: The Conviction of Cardinal George Pell "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Freedom of the press in the world will cease to exist if a judge in one country is allowed to bar publication of information anywhere in the world.  Martin Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post, Dec 13,

The post The Case That Dare Not Speak Its Name: The Conviction of Cardinal George Pell appeared first on Global Research.



Episode 350 History Is Written By The Winners "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

[audio mp3=""][/audio]Who gets to write the history textbooks? Where do the history teachers learn about history? What documents are allowed into the historical record, and what documents are excluded? These are not merely academic questions, they go right to the heart of the question of history itself. Join James Corbett for today's edition of The Corbett Report and an in-depth exploration of the formation of the historical record about World War One.


Market Talk- December 14, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

Today was all about the weak economic data released in china and the fear that this slowdown is spreading. The concern that the weak contagion affects not just the region, but commodity prices, producers and sentiment everywhere. Core stock markets are been underperforming all year and anyone who has been following performance can testify to that. The Shanghai index is down 22% YTD whilst the Hang Seng has performed better at just -13% YTD. The Australian AO index is down 7.5%, but dont forget that both the CNY and the A$ are equally both down over 7% against the US Dollar too. The SENSEX has managed a positive 5% return, but for any international investors the Rupee has depreciated over 12% this year to the USD. Today the Nikkei lost 2% which takes its YTD return to negative 6%, but the Yen remains unchanged on the year. However, much of the talk here is that the demand for the Yen as a safe-haven appears to be deprecating. 2019 could well be the year we see the results of all the bond market assist play-out as the currency weakens while the Nikkei is the balance. Having seen a better than expected business survey indicator (TANKAN) release, stocks held for the open but eventually were drawn into the selling pressure.

European markets hits their days lows in early trading and managed to claw back much of them prior to closing. There is still so much of an overhang here that many are not sure which of the issues are most worrisome! The BREXIT situation is expected to come to a head before the end of Q1, but this is increasingly looking as though it could go on forever. Budgets are being negotiated to and froe and so all are desperate to know whether they have the 39bn payment or not. The unrest in France and the call for Euro-credit bond issuance it is any wonder all major stock indices are lower on the year. The core DAX index is off 16% YTD, with Spanish and Italian down by 11.5% and 13.5% respectively. The CAC has performed a little better but it too is down 8.5% YTD. Added to this the Euros decline (-6%) and it should not be a surprise the US is almost unchanged there is nowhere else you can invest money. The UK FTSE and GBP are down 11% and 7% respectively, not a great year fin the UK or any US invest...


Climate emergency: "We cannot solve the crisis without treating it as a crisis" Greta Thundberg warns COP24 Plenary "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

"You are not mature enough to tell it like it is, even that burden you leave to us children. But I don't care about being unpopular. I care about climate justice and the living planet. Our civilisation is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money." Fifteen year old Greta Thundberg, who started 'climate fridays' and '




NT Stephen Lovegrove gets 7 months "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

[3] On 18.Jan.2018, Stephen Lovegrove, having pleaded guilty to supplying a commercial quantity of cannabis, was sentenced to imprisonment for two years and one month, backdated to commence on 26 October 2017, thereby allowing for a period of 85 days that he had spent on remand before being bailed. The sentence was suspended on conditions after Stephen Lovegrove had served seven months backdated to October 2017.

[47] The offence in question was supplying a commercial quantity of cannabis. The maximum penalty for that offence was imprisonment for 14 years. The offending involved the shipment of 2.72 kilograms of cannabis from South Australia into the Northern Territory. That was more than five times the threshold amount for a commercial quantity. Stephen Lovegroves admitted intention was to sell the cannabis in the Northern Territory for profit, no doubt taking advantage of the higher prices that could be obtained for the drug in the Northern Territory. The cannabis was concealed in a metal car fridge within the vehicle driven by the offender. As the sentencing judge allowed, it was a small commercial enterprise involving a one-off transaction which was not characterised by the sophistication sometimes seen in cross-border transportation cases.

[2] The relevant offence was committed on 15.Jun.2017 and Stephen Lovegrove was arrested on that day and remanded in custody. Stephen Lovegrove was granted bail on 6 September 2017 on condition that he enter into a rehabilitation program for his addiction to cannabis. It was a condition of his bail that he was to wear an approved monitoring device and was subject to a curfew. Stephen Lovegrove was admitted to the Aranda House rehabilitation program on 7 September 2017. He graduated from the program on 30 November 2017 and was moved to the Transitional After Care Unit. He was returned to the Aranda House program following the return of a positive test result for cannabis on 9 December 2017.

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Tweet of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"


Quotes of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Aunews"

If you want to know what caused those conditions, Ill give you an answer its called climate change, the Queensland premier told reporters. It is only the LNP who could watch Queensland burn and then blame the trees.  [Queensland Premier Anna Palaszczukquoted in The Guardian, 7 December 2018]

Last year, more Australians bought their seventh home than those who bought their first  [Journalist Timothy Swanston quoting an incorrect statment by Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni, ABC News, 8 December 2018]

 Most people just consider Assange a spoilt-brat egomaniac with murky motives, a limelight habit and some profoundly questionable political affiliations.  [Journalist...


RoboChicken, Brexicide, Anti-Vax Italy New World Next Week "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

This week on the New World Next Week: more robot propaganda rolls out with chicken dispensers in Japan; Brexit poses pesticide problems for the UK; and the MSM freaks out about Italy's sacking of the health board.


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