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69 Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal to Vespasian, defeated the forces of Emperor Vitellius.
1147 After a siege of 4 months crusader knights led by Afonso Henriques, reconquered Lisbon.
1260 The Cathedral of Chartres was dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France.
1360 The Treaty of Brtigny was ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years War.
1648 The Peace of Westphalia was signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years War.
1795 Partitions of Poland: The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was completely divided among Austria, Prussia, and Russia.
1812 Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets.
1830 Marianne North, English naturalist and flower painter was born (d. 1890).
1838 Annie Edson Taylor, American adventuress was born (d. 1921).
1840 Eliza Pollock, American archer (d. 1919).
1857 Sheffield F.C., the worlds first football club, was founded.
1861 The First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States was completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express.
1882 Dame Sybil Thorndike, British actress, was born (d. 1976).
1885 Alice Perry, Irish engineer and poet, was born (d. 1969).
1892 Goodison Park, the worlds first association football specific stadium was opened.
NZ First is also understood to have won concessions from Labour that National balked at, including work to progress a multi-billion dollar Northland port.The last point mirrors my major concern with the new government.
The deal will also cut property sales to foreigners - another policy National balked at, warning it would send an unfortunate message to our neighbours and be in breach of trade agreements.
Immigration was also crucial to NZ First's position - National rejected whole sale cuts. concerned about a labour shortage.
Im going to go in to bat for both David Farrar and lprent here regarding the challenges of moderating blogs. Note in advance: I have chosen to include unacceptable language in the following post to demonstrate what has happened. The comments have been seen and circulated widely and are still public on other sites. Inciting, 
President Robert Mugabe has been fired as the World Health Organisations goodwill ambassador only days after his appointment following an outcry mostly from Western countries and non-governmental organisations which questioned his human rights record. WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the first African to head the United Nations organisation, said he had consulted the Zimbabwe government 
Whats going on here? Is this tip of the iceberg? Id say so. These Hollywood Svengalis no doubt thought they were untouchable, but now the very women these guys held power over, have awakened to their own collective power. But is this also a part of something bigger going on with regards to the NWO: 
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Women who reduce lamb and beef in their diets are more likely to suffer depression, according to the new study.
Experts admitted surprise at the findings because so many other studies have linked red meat to physical health risks.
The team made the link after a study of 1000
Professor Felice Jacka, who led the research by Deakin University, Victoria, said: We had originally thought that red meat might not be good for mental health but it turns out that it actually may be quite important. . .
Tech means go slow to speed up Richard Rennie:
A warts and all insight to precision agricultures impact on those at the sharp end includes frustrations over data quantities it generate but also the rewards of sticking with it and saving significant sums along the way.
At this years precision agriculture conference in Hamilton delegates had the chance to learn about hands-on farmer experiences with the many different versions of the technology and pick up some lessons on how to get the most from it. . .
Consumer demands for more transparency in food production are expected to bring greater rewards for New Zealand farmers demonstrating good environmental stewardship.
The push for more transparency came from a growing interest in how food was produced, Ministry for Primary Industries director general Martyn Dunne told delegates at the International Tri-Conference for Precision Agriculture in Hamilton on October 16. . .
Concern for farmers involved in outbreak Sally Rae:
South Canterbury Rural Support Trust trustee Sarah Barr says she is very concerned for the farmers involved with the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak, describing it as an excruciating experience for them.
Mrs Barr, who has been working closely with the farmers, urged the community to support them.
Keep in mind how terrible it is for these guys losing their animals, she told about 50 people attending a public meet...
Votes within NZ: Labour 36.86%; Green 6.06%; NZ First 7.3% and National 44.61%.
Overseas votes: Labour 38.2%; Green 15.23%; NZ First 2.88% and National 37.35%
Traveller commented: Jacinda and Winnies anti-capitalism, anti-migration, anti foreign investment frankly scares me. Parties needed to be given time to wait for results, and to negotiate governing arrangements, but continued delays can give a feeling of being strung along. It is especially important that we have confidence in the incoming government to be responsible and 
Whatever you think of her politics, Prime Minister designate Jacinda Ardern is an intelligent and articulate woman who appears to genuinely want to make New Zealand a better place.
You might disagree with at least some of what she wants to do and how she wants to do it and I do but that is no excuse for abusing her personally and buying into ADS Ardern Derangement Syndrome.
The left was badly afflicted by Key Derangement Syndrome. This was because they couldnt understand John Keys popularity and wouldnt let the facts on what he and his government achieved get in the way of their antipathy.
Its too late for the anonymous scribe who asked did Jacinda Ardern curse the All Blacks?
But anyone else tempted towards ADS, needs to take a deep breath, swallow their bile and engage their brains.
Personal abuse of politicians is the lazy refuge of those who have neither the wit nor words for substantive debate on actions and policies.
There is already so much scope for criticism of plans and policies, there is absolutely no need for critics to lower themselves by getting personal.
I wanted to share summaries of the last five past life regression sessions I have conducted here in Texas, USA, using Dolores Cannons QHHT (Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy / Technique).
A common theme has been parallel lives, where in past years they were rare within my sessions. This really fits into new information coming out into the global consciousness while the timeline shifts intensify in connection to the new earth and shift in consciousness.
Im sure many of you out there are noticing great changes around the world this year, especially in the last few months.
David Topi has provided some very accurate information and insight, in my opinion, over the years on the more practical side of the timeline changes and new earth situation his three most recent articles can be found here, Increasing Efforts To Exit Timeline #33 And Enter #42 (October 11, 2017), Loosening Ballast To Connect To The Highest Timeline New Earth Update (October 11, 2017) and Adjustment, Shielding and Separation of Timelines # 33 and # 42 (October 11, 2017). Note the information and links at the bottom of the articles if you are interested in accessing all his previous work in connection to this topic on transients, as its all here.
While Im currently based in Houston, Texas, Im heading home to New Zealand at the end of this month (October) to visit family and will likely stay for Christmas. However, I am putting the intentions out there to Universe to see if anyone in the US knows of a place to host me for a mont...
One notable point of difference between Labour and and NZ First was on immigration, especially how much to reduce immigrant numbers by. Incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has indicated very clearly in an interview on The Nation that Labours policy remains absolutely unchanged. Lisa Owen: So part of that is also immigration numbers, the number 
One of the first big tests for the incoming Jacinda Ardern led government will be the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, which is in the final stages of renegotiation after Donald Trump withdrew the United States, and will need to be addressed at the APEC conference next month. Ardern has indicated Labour may accept the 11 country 
If you think I have a grudge against Ardern, you are partly
right. She publicly
ridiculed my research. But my problem with Ardern is mainly
impersonal. It's just another battle in the war against
She's told TVNZ's Q&A programme that leaving everything to the market simply hasn't worked for workers."Everything" is not left to the market though.
Today is New Zealands Labour Day. It was a major event when it was first commemorated the eight-hour working day in the 1890s, but now to most people it is just a long weekend, for those who dont have to work. Perhaps ironically the MPs of the Labour Party are probably working overtime preparing for 
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Alfred Wertheimer Elvis 1956 New Zealands new prime minister Jacinda Ardern calls capitalism a blatant failure. Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis says capitalism is merely coming to an end because it is making itself obsolete. Mathematics professor Bruce Boghosian claims that without redistribution of wealth, our market economy would not be stable, because
42 BC Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeated Brutuss army. Brutus committed suicide.
425 Valentinian III became Roman Emperor, at the age of 6.
1086 At the Battle of az-Zallaqah, the army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeated the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI.
1295 The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England was signed in Paris.
1503 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany was born (d. 1539)
1641 Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641.
1642 Battle of Edgehill: First major battle of the First English Civil War.
1694 British/American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec from the French.
1707 The first Parliament of Great Britain met.
1812 Claude Franois de Malet, a French general, began a conspiracy to overthrow Napoleon Bonaparte, claiming that the Emperor died in Russia and that he was now the commandant of Paris.
Edmund Melzl The Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan 1958 Political Economics (Snider) Smart Money And Dumb Money Are Moving In Opposite Directions (MW) Beijing Is The Covert Buyer Of A Quarter Of All Chinese Real Estate (ZH) The Mathematics of Inequality (TuftsNow) New Zealands New Prime Minister Brands Capitalism
Almost unheard of second hurricane about to hit the UK in a week. Forecasts are for 100 mph winds with storm Brian. Last weeks Ophelia dragged dust storms from the Sahara with it, darkening the skies over the isles. Storm Brian is dragging massive hail storms with it blanketing Spain inches deep. This is an indication of the intensification of the grand solar minimum as our jet stream begin to step further out of place. Incredible winds in Canada blowing trains off the tracks and earlier in the month 120 KPH winds blasted New Zealand. Next year will be a 4x amplification in extreme weather over the last six months of 2017. Are you ready?
GLOBAL News Published on Oct 20, 2017 Bill Clinton caught. Bill Clinton sought States permission to meet with Russian nuclear official during Obama uranium decision. He was prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010.
In mid-twentieth century Man discovered that the solid state can be formed into machines, into computers which can be used for computation and control. He began the creation of a new form of intelligence, the solid-state intelligence with prototypic beginnings in the computers. All his means of communication around the planet his telephone systems, 
A New Zealand First policy and claimed bottom line of showing major sports events including All Black test free to air looks to be a non starter with the incoming government. NZ First MP Clayton Mitchell in January: Billion Dollar Sport Spend Deserves Payback To Kiwis Kiwis are forking out nearly a billion dollars annually 
"Sullivans ornament never feels as though it is imposed from without. It does not feel applied.
Instead, his ornament really does manifest what 'organic' is actually supposed to feel like, 'as though the outworking of some beneficent agency had come forth from the very substance of the material and was there by the same right that a flower appears amid the leaves of its parent plant.'
~ Barbara Lamprecht, from Part IV her book/article 'Why It's Okay To Like Ornament,' quoting Michael Lewis
"This greatest feature of his work was esoteric. Is it any the less precious for that?
"Do you realise that here, in his own way, is no body of culture evolving through centuries of time but a scheme and 'style' of plastic expression which an individual working away in this poetry-crushing environment ... had made out of himself? Here was a sentient individual who evoked the goddess whole civilisations strove in vain for centuries to win, and wooed her with this charming interior smile -- all on his own, in one lifetime too brief.
... Although seeming at time a nature-ism...
When we visited my grandma in the summer, wed sit on the porch & watch the moon every night to be sure it made it safely home. My grandma said we should say prayers that it find fulfilling work during the day. Its not like theres a lot of jobs out there for a moon, she said. She had been through the Depression & thought about a lot of things like that. Work Ethic 2013 Brian Andreas posted with permission.
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Irrigation a positive in arid region Sally Rae:
When Emma Crutchley first expressed an interest in farming as a career, her father told her she could probably make more money doing something else.
But there was no changing her mind, even though farming in the Maniototo was not something for the fainthearted.
She grew up on the family sheep and beef farm, with her parents Geoff and Noela, and brother Bruce, and always loved the rural lifestyle. .
Another feather in cap for shearing champs Nicole Sharp:
Twelve thousand people, three days of competition and shearers and woolhandlers from 32 different countries transformed the ILT Stadium Southland in February during the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships.
Eight months on and the event has been recognised as the best international event in New Zealand.
Months after the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships were held in Invercargill, the event is still causing a stir.
Not only was it a success for the town, and Kiwis Johnny Kirkpatrick and Joel Henare, but the event has also been recognised as the Best International Event in New Zealand at the New Zealand Event Awards (NZEA) last week. . .
Federated Farmers says it is ready to engage and work with the new coalition government.
New Zealand First has chosen to go into partnership with Labour and the Greens for the next three years and the Federation believes there is room of opportunism for its members, wider primary sector, and all New Zealanders.
We congratulate new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the coalition partners on finding a consensus to lead the country, says Katie Milne, Federated Farmers National President.
Federated Farmers is looking forward to getting around the table and talking about the issues which affect our members and farmers. The primary sector is the backbone of the New Zealand economy so we anticipate the new government will be mindful of that when formulating policy. . .
This was refuted earlier this year by NZ Herald reporter Isaac Davison who found:
"When you have a market economy, it all comes down to whether or not you acknowledge where the market has failed and where intervention is required. Has it failed our people in recent times? Yes. How can you claim you've been successful when you have growth roughly 3 per cent, but you've got the worst homelessness in the developed world?"
New Zealand was ranked as having the highest homeless rate per capita in a piece of analysis published by Yale University last month.
The analysis was based on an OECD paper which said 0.94 per cent of NZ's population was homeless. The lowest homeless rate in the OECD was Japan, at 0.03 per cent.
The OECD paper said that NZ's high incidence of rough sleepers could partly be explained by its broad definition of homelessness.
As Social Housing Minister Amy Adams says, if NZ measured homelessness the same way Japan did, it would be ranked among the top of developed countries.
Japan only measures rough sleepers. According to the Otago study, New Zealand has around 1400 rough sleepers, or 0.03 per cent of the population - equivalent to Japan.
Conclusion: Mostly fiction. The study does not compare apples with apples, so it is unfair to say NZ has performed worse than every other country on the list.
It is being reported that the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary, long championed by the Green Party and progressed by the National Government last term, has been put on the back burner in a deal between NZ First and Labour. James Shaw will probably put on a brave face but this is a smack in Green faces. 
Interesting tweets from Graeme Edgeler @GraemeEdgeler: Under standing orders, party leaders of parties with six or more members are entitled to speak on Ministerial Statements. In the last Parliament, this meant that (as of right) the government got one speech (plus a reply), and the opposition three speeches. In the new parliament, with its smaller opposition, 
Once they get their act together with their large size in Opposition National could dominate Members Bills. Labour, NZ First and Greens will be aiming for much bigger things in Government. David Seymour is the only other MP who will be in Opposition. Members Bills are mostly submitted by Opposition parties and drawn from the 
There have been claims that the losers won the election and we now have a Government of losers. This is all nonsense of course, usually bleated by poor losers. No won won the election. No party has won an overall majority in an election ever under MMP (in New Zealand at least and I suspect 
Sundays 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.
Whenever you get too worked up about people, politics, money, work, or life, just remember . . . you are here.
The All Blacks have lost their second test of the season 23-18 (the also lost one to the British and Irish Lions), in the third of the year against the Wallabies, in Brisbane. The ABs had won easily in the first test in Sydney but only just came out in front in Dunedin a week 
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