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Legendary Australian writer and film-maker, John Pilger, has returned to Australia to seek urgent help, both government and public, for the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Pilgers speech at Sydney Town Hall yesterday was informative and painfully moving. He asks quite simply of the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to bring Julian home. Mr Turnbull, he says, has been sympathetic in the past to Assanges situation, and certainly has the power to negotiate his return to Australia. Its really a matter of choice.
Assange, Pilger says, has not only been a victim of persecution from the US and other states, from which he was granted political asylum or, a place to remain arbitrarily holed-up for 6 years, according to two UN rulings What troubles Pilger more is the Vichy journalism, of which he gives numerous examples, that has served to aggregate lies and smear that would demolish public support for Wikileaks, and deflect us from reading the content of their publications. If we would only read them now, we might be skeptical about journalists describing a war hawk as the icon of our generation
Even more disturbingly, Pilger reminds us that it was two Guardian journalists, David Leigh and Luke Harding, who recklessly published the password to the trove of USG cables while Wikileaks was in the process of redacting them. That instantly gave criminals and intelligence agencies around the world, including those of repressive states, the information they needed to pursue whistleblowers and dissidents. Like Madelene Albright, they may have said: It was worth it, to place Wikileaks in such a terrible situation.
Pilger read statements from Assanges family, concerning his deteriorating state of health, and from Women Against Rape, who are appalled at being manipulated by bogus claims that undermined the credibility of Assange and Wikileaks.
We have been quick to forget that Julian Assange received many international awards for outstanding contribution to journalism; including here in Australia, where he won a Walkley and the Sydney Peace Foundation medal. Whats...
Also on Monday 18 June, Royal Australian
Air Force (RAAF) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet
A37-003, which was spotted arriving into Rockhampton Airport from
Canberra on Sunday 17 June, departed to Darwin
again as "Consort 10".
It was a 'Super Saturday' of Australian Defence Force (ADF)
movements in and out of Rockhampton Airport on Saturday 16 June with visits by various aircraft and
helicopters of all the Australian Armed Forces.
A pair of Australian Army NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopters looked to arrive into Rockhampton Airport from Oakey flying in formation as "Knights Red". The MRH-90s were identified as A40-031 and A40-012. After arriving and collecting passengers, both departed to Shoalwater Bay separately as "Knights Red 1" and "Knights Red 2" before later being heard flying in formation again all the way back to Oakey via overheard Rockhampton.
With the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) Military Exercise
Hamel 2018 starting in the nearby Shoalwater Bay Training Area
(SWBTA), there were yet more nice helicopters and aircraft to pop
into Rockhampton Airport during Sunday 17
During the morning, another pair of Australian Army NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopters looked to arrive into Rockhampton Airport from Oakey again (like yesterday) flying in formation as "Knights Red". The MRH-90s were identified as A40-031 (again) and A40-004. After taking two loads each of passengers into Shoalwater Bay, they both returned in formation back to Oakey.
This amazing piece of information just came across my newsfeed, and it encapsulates everything I believe in and want to practice on the Fanny Farm. There are great embedded videos in this, and it will take you some time to get through it, but its really worth the effort the Roots of Nature site is fantastic, and I will go through it once the building phase here is over.
We cant and shouldnt try to calculate the value of living systems by only using reductionist science that is centuries behind explaining the true wonder of mother nature and her balanced systems.
POSTED BY CAROLINE GRINDROD ON JUN 16, 2018
In his last article and in the other regenerative agriculture and holistic management hate mail currently spewing from George Monbiot is an unrelenting desire to reduce our food production systems down to simple numbers. Numbers which conveniently support his idea of a vegan utopia.
This sort of mechanistic analysis only makes sense for de-natured food systems where all-natural processes have been knocked out and whats left is a lifeless medium in which a plant can put down roots. In our modern Frankenstein agriculture N + P + K = a food plant, which will survive if you exterminate all pests (also known as wildlife) with pesticides, all fungi (one of the most important organisms for carbon sequestration) with fungicides, and all weeds (also known as wildflowers) with herbicides.
This efficient yet highly vulnerable chemical agriculture system is what mostly produces the plant foods that George insists is all we should eat. A lot of the plants are also fed to our Frankenstein livestock fattened in sheds in horrible and unethical conditions. Im with George 100% that this practice is completely unacceptable and totally inefficient, but the WHOLE of this chain of production is utterly anti-nature, regardless if its animals or humans eating the product.
Lets not overlook that in any food production system especially those run by large profit-driven corporations like the companies who will be making those yummy fake meat...
PLUMMETING temperatures have caused freezing conditions and snow across the country - and more severe weather is coming. A FREEZING cold snap has blanketed parts of the country in fluffy white snow. Australians have packed on the layers as icy chills continue to blow across southeast Australia thanks to the cold front that's been pushing through the Great Australian Bight since Wednesday. Severe weather warnings have been issued for parts of New South Wales today as strong gusty winds with cold temperatures and showers are forecast. The Bureau of Meteorology said a complex low over the Tasman Sea was directing a "vigorous westerly airstream" over NSW ahead of a south to south-westerly change which would move along the coast today. Damaging winds averaging 60 to 65km/h are predicted with peak gusts of more than 90km/h. A south to south-westerly wind change is forecast to move along the coast, reaching the Hunter coast by late morning. Showers may bring damaging wind gusts along the coastal fringe in areas including Gosford, Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong.
One of the most used strategies I've learned from the Disquiet Junto was Brian Crabtree's 'layered sameness' exercise
It involves layering over a dozen takes without using a metronome, then combining the results into a shimmering cloud.
Recently I took the idea a step further and recorded a piece with MIDI, which was then used to trigger VST instruments.
At the top is the guitar version, while below is eight synthesisers.
I've offered this piece to a friend for their installation at Burning Seed this year.
About 3 or 4 were heard then sighted amongst the tall Eucalypts at the end of Williamson Rd parking area.
John Pilger reminds us of the 'journalists' who let down Julian Assange whilst profiting from the information he released. He reminds us how far down journalism has sunk. He uses the term 'Vichy-journalism' to good effect.
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JOHN PILGER: Thank you for coming for Julian. And thank you to
the SEP for organising this important rally. The persecution of
Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy
The Australian government of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have a historic opportunity to decide which it will be. They can remain silent, for which history will be unforgiving. Or they can act in the interests of justice and humanity and bring this remarkable Australian citizen home. Julian does not seek special treatment. The Australian Government has clear diplomatic and moral obligations to protect its citizens abroad from gross injustice.In Julian's case, from a gross miscarriage of justice and the extreme danger that awaits him, should he walk out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London unprotected.
We know from the Chelsea Manning case what you in can expect if a US extradition warrant is successful. The United Nations has called it torture.
I know Julian well. I regard him as a close friend, a person of extraordinary resilience and courage. I've watched the tsunami of lies and smear engulf him endlessly, predictably, perfidiously, and I know why they smear him.
In 2008 a plan to destroyed both WikiLeaks and Julian was laid out in a secret document dated 8th of March 2008. The authors were the cyber counterintelligence assessment branch of the US Defense Department. They described in detail how important it was to destroy - and I quote - "the feeling of trust that WikiLeaks that is WikiLeaks center-of-gravity." This would be achieved, they wrote, "with threats of exposure and criminal prosecution and an unrelenting assault on reputation."
The aim was to silence and criminalize WikiLeaks and its editor and publisher. It was as if they planned a war on a single human being and on the very principle of freedom of speech.
Their weapon would be personal sphere and their assassins would b...
Some friends on Facebook have asked where are the men
discussing Eurydice Dixon
I dont think Im alone in struggling to articulate the injustice.
It occurs to me one reason Im struggling to articulate a response is that Eurydice cant explain the circumstances that led to her death.
If she had lived, she wouldve had to make the decision to report her assault.
It is widely recognised that few victims of sexual assault report the crime.
About a decade ago I got an insight into why so few undertake that process.
While living in a regional city I learned victims might have to drive two hours to a larger hospital to find a doctor willing to collect forensic evidence.
Does this suggest its easier to believe Eurydices corpse than it is to find a doctor in the country?
Reporting crime is one step in making sense of violence but its not an easy step.
My female Facebook friends have responded to Eurydices death by sharing experiences of male violence.
As a male I know male violence too and I think thats why I feel powerless to discuss Eurydice.
Maybe if I was a corpse itd be easier to believe I fear violence.
When I was assaulted I asked police to make a report and they asked why bother.
I called a friend who worked a newspaper and asked him to write a story.
The journalist said it happens all the time, thats not newsworthy.
I understand my story seems insignificant.
its commonplace but I still struggle to understand it.
Violence is senseless but as a society not much effort seems to be put into understanding it.
This is what I say for Eurydice Dixon: We need to change a culture that belittles violence.
I wonder if once we acknowledge our shared experiences of violence, we can look at how our culture normalises it.
Are we so blas about violence that a corpse is required for it to be recognised?
These speeches moved to a different address on you tube. We have
located them again, for the moment. See article above this one for
the transcript of John
Pilger's excellent speech.
RALLIES ON TUESDAY 19 JUNE IN AUSTRALIA: Melbourne - outside the British Consulate 12-2PM (British Consulate General Melbourne, 17th Floor, 90 Collins St Melbourne). Will be attended by Julian's father, John Shipton and another young member of Julian's family and Shirley Shackleton. Brisbane - Vigil 4-6PM at the Ann Street Shrine of Remembrance opposite Central Station; Perth - 12PM-2PM at Forrest Chase.
The Socialist Equity Party should be applauded for having organised and recorded the June 17th protest speeches. We should not however forget that Julian Assange's work goes wider than worker protest. It goes to preventing globalist media, corporations and governments from taking away our rights as citizens of nations. The issues go to the nation itself and to the need for solidarity and communication between citizens, always, plus the recognition that Julian is one of us. This cause should be embraced by other forces as well as the Socialist Equity Party. Anyone who supports free speech, human and civil rights, and opposes war, should attend these protests and get others to attend with leaflets, posts to social media, and calls to talk-back radio etc.
Come along to a celebration of living in West Hobart. Meet
old and new friends and neighbours! See who's doing what, and
Over 120 people from 20 union, church, aid and environment organisations rallied outside the Sydney public hearing of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties concerning the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11). Speakers focused on the impact the TPP-11 would have on workers, temporary migrant workers and women, the cost of medicines, and the extra rights it would give investing corporations to sue the Australian government. The JSCOT and a Senate Inquiry will report back to parliament in September on whether or not the parliament should vote in favour of the legislation to implement the TPP-11. The protest movement is urging MPs to vote against the implementing legislation. See photos here.
MELBOURNE, AAP A makeshift memorial for murdered comedian Eurydice Dixon has been vandalised with offensive graffiti ahead of Mondays planned vigil.
Police say paint markings were found at the site of the memorial in Princes Park in Carlton during routine patrols about 3.50am on Monday.
A number of items were seized from the scene and the dog squad has been through the area, with the investigation ongoing.
Fire crews used high-pressure hoses to remove the offensive graffiti, painted next to the formal tributes in the park.
Vigil organiser, Megan Bridger-Darling was at a loss for words.
There is a level of anger in this city already. And for this to happen, on the day of her memorial, is absolutely galling, and insulting and deeply, deeply offensive, she told Nine Network.
Victorian senator Derryn Hinch said the vandalism was obscene on so many different levels.
Whoever did it, I hope they are found, identified, caught, charged and sent to jail. I really feel that, he told Seven Network.
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young said whoever did it is an idiot.
So much so, they will be bragging to their mates about it. Only morons behave like this. Responsibility needs to be taken and needs to be called out, she told the Seven Network.
It comes as thousands of men and women are due to hold vigils across the country in tribute to Ms Dixon, five days after the 22-year-olds body was discovered on Princes Park soccer field at Carlton North, prompting an outpouring of grief and anger about violence against women.
We all should be able to walk home, whenever we want, wherever we want, and assume we will make it home safe, the organisers of Monday nights Reclaim Princes Park vigil posted on Facebook.
Our bodies are not there for taking. It is not up to us to keep ourselves safe when we know its up to men to choose not to inflict violence upon us.
Vigils are expected in Melbour...
1808 - Alexander Wilson (alias Charles Boyle) was hanged at
Sydney for burglary from the house of William Moad.
1808 - John MacNeal was hanged at Sydney for burglary and robbery upon his master, having stolen two half casks and two quarter casks of gunpowder from the house of Robert Campbell.
1808 - Mary Grady was hanged at Sydney for burglary from the house of Charles Stuart at Parramatta.
1814 - In a General Order, Governor Macquarie said he regreted the unhappy Conflicts between the natives of the Mountains and settlers at Bringelly, Airds and Appin, caused by the Aborigines helping themselves to the maize. He promised to punish anyone involved in hostilities on either side.
1827 James Stirling established a settlement at Raffles Bay.
1829 Official proclamation of the Swan River Colony.
1839 - Explorer Edward John Eyre shot through from Adelaide to explore the northern regions of SA.
1868 - An earthquake shook NSW. The quake was centred around the Hunter Valley town of Maitland. Minor damage to buildings only.
1868 - The first rowing race was held between Scotch College (originally known as the Melbourne Academy) and Church of England Grammar School on Yarra River, Melbourne, Vic
1872 - George Robert Nichols (The Parramatta River Murders) was hanged at Darlinghurst for the murder of William Percy Walker (and John Bridger) in upper Sydney Harbour.
1872 - Alfred Lester (alias Froude)(The Parramatta River Murders) was hanged at Darlinghurst for the murder of William Percy Walker (and John Bridger) in upper Sydney Harbour.
1883 - Wangabiddi was hanged at Rottnest Island for the murder of Charles Redfern at Minni-Minni on the Gascoyne River.
1883 - Guerilla was hanged at Rottnest Island for the murder of Anthony Cornish at Fitzroy River.
1881 The Art Gallery of South Australia was opened by Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence.
1901 - Victorian Parliament parked their posteriors for the first time at the Exhibition Buildings following the Commonwealth Parliaments use of Parliament House, Melbourne. State Parliament remained there until 1927.
1906 - Counting the Commonwealth
GH Knibbs was appointed head of the new Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics. Some 4.5 million people were counted in the first census on 3 April 1911. Indigenous people were first included officially in the federal census in 1971 when the population was 12.8 million.
1915 - The first lock on the Murray River opened...or closed, depending on your view, at Blanchetown, Vic.
1923 - The Temora - Roto Railway Line (NSW) was flung open from Griffith to Hillston.
1926 - T...
Geoff Russell brings you the final story in a three-part series on the global renewable energy revolution. In Part I he looked at the animal and environment issues associated with the flooded river valleys and burning biomass that dominate renewable energy. Part II looked at wind, sunshine, storage and zoomed in to consider Australia.
Globally, nuclear power, in case you were wondering, generates just over 2,000 terawatt-hours of electricity annually, about 8 times more than solar and more than double wind power.
Now lets run some basic numbers and compare the ecological impact of renewables with that of nuclear power.
First lets deal with the inevitable cry from people who are anti-nuclear without ever having thought much about it: Nuclear isnt clean, think about the mining and the waste!!!.
Mines? Nuclear power is miserly on mines. The amount of mining required for hydro, solar or wind is many times greater. The recent ACOLA report made this point, let me repeat the relevant graph from a previous article.
As you can see, nuclear requires minimal mining.
So why do so many people seem to think mining is some kind of nuclear achilles heel? Thats an interesting question. Ill try to answer it later. But the graph massively underestimates the mining required for renewables on two fronts; it ignores mining for batteries and it ignores mining for all the extra transmission lines needed by wind and solar. Ive dealt with the relative ease of nuclear waste handling many times in the past most recently here.
But mining is a minor issue compared to the massive habitat destruction associated with renewables.
Hydro-electricity, as weve seen produces roughly 4,000 terawatt hours per year globally from reservoirs covering 343,000 square kilometres, so, using global averages,...
A new story, a new beginning, one of peace. Two men, two leaders, one destiny. A story in a special moment in time. When a man is presented with one chance that may never be repeated, what will he choose? High-tech-sci-fi labs, fast trains and a slam-dunking basketballer flit across the screen as a bizarre, four minute US mobile-propaganda-video, set to a dramatic musical score, fires our national and international imagination this week
Wilkie tables Refugee Protection Bill The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will introduce a Private Members Bill this morning that would provide for a fairer, more sustainable and more humane approach to asylum seekers and refugees
Are you on Australias top 100 rich list? Why not? Well unless you are willing to exploit something or someone on a grand scale then it is unlikely you ever will be. So lets take a closer look and see whos making a killing out of our countrys natural resources
Never mind the headlines about the Trump-Kim meeting. They reveal very little of what is really going on. Nor is the issue the photo shoots, which all too often are used to divert from what is important.
This is a deadly serious matter. Part of the trouble, is that after years of demonising North Korea on the one hand and presenting its leaders as buffoons on the other, the caricature gets in the way of the reality.
North Korea has been presented as being a threat to the world. They arent an economic threat. The North Korean military does not exist outs its borders. Just how this so-called threat manifests itself, has never really been spelt out. Whether one approves of the internal politics or not is something else, and this should not distract from the need to secure the peace.
True, the North have some nuclear missiles that can be fired. It would be better if they didnt exist. But this too should be seen within its context.
As a colony, Koreans suffered a long period of brutality. The Korean War in the 1950s was horrendous. More bombs were dropped in the North than during the whole Second World War. Just about every family lost people. This is going to leave scars.
What has made it even worse in the long-run, is that the war was not conclusive and the stalemate has lasted up till now. This is for over half a century. A continuous war footing has been in place. The South has been heavily bankrolled by the United States and able ride the storm more easily than the North, which has paid a heavy price in terms of its economic and political development.
The United States has maintained a huge military presence south of the border. This has been met on the other side. Both have aimed nuclear weapons at each other. It is not hard to see that to lower the tension, the years of militarisation must come to an end. This goal that has not been possible till now. Changing this, needs both sides to stand down. Given the history, this is not going to happen, unless both sides do it together.
North Korea has been calling for this for and joint denuclearisation for years. It has been the United states side that has till now refused to back away. This is a little fact that has been ignored by much of the West and its media, which has opted for maintaining the pressure fr one side to stand down. North Korea happens to border China and Russia, and has therefore seen as strategically important.
Continuation of hostility over many years has fed the toxic atmosphere that has created the worlds most dangerous hot spot.
Recent developments have pulled the other way. Chief among them, is a greater willingness of both parts of Korea to move further along the road towards reconciliation. The resu...
Please see the previous article on this site for my comparison of Richard Huckle to Frank Houston founding father of Hillsong Global Church, based in Sydney, Australia with churches in major cities throughout the world, including London.
Australia's elite Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) team has been found to have committed a string of atrocities while on mission in Afghanistan nearly a decade ago; and the "Nazi flag" incident appears to be just the tip of the iceberg. In one instance back in 2009, reported by Sydney-based Fairfax Media, which conducted a six-month investigation into alleged Australian military war crimes in Afghanistan, soldiers killed an Afghan amputee as they were raiding Urozgan province and took his artificial limb to their base to use it as a drinking vessel. Comment: The prosthetic leg was then taken as a souvenir and brought back to Perth to be used as a novelty beer drinking vessel. In another no less horrendous case, two senior soldiers first plotted and then forced a "rookie" troop to kill an unarmed elderly detainee, a Taliban suspect, thereby marking the young soldier's combat debut. According to Special Forces sources, cited by Fairfax, the victim posed no threat after being brutally knocked out. The soldiers involved in the atrocities committed on Afghan soil have not been named by the media. The hair-raising details came to light around the time when Australia's prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, blasted personnel of the same high-profile squadron who were caught on camera waving a swastika flag from their patrol vehicle.
Curious, I ask this question: Did the $250,000 for the Devonport Chaplaincy Inc grant, which helped to boost the Tasmanian economy, come through the Office of the Assistant to the Minister for Cities where Whiteley has an advisory role as mentioned; see the Advocate item above ?
A surprise visitor into the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA)
on Friday 15 June was United States Marine Corps
(USMC) Lockheed KC-130J Hercules 166763. It was noted
arriving into the Samuel Hill Airfied within Shoalwater Bay from
Darwin and was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Sumo
Of course, the following is just a rough guide, and many of you will find your situation varies from the above listing due to microclimates created in your garden, location in relation to your nearest major city, extremes of weather and garden type. But the one thing that remains the same for all zones and regions is this: improve your soil by adding organic matter, mulch and no matter the season, we can all garden more sustainably all year round.
Why not head out to the shed, and sharpen, clean, oil and maintain your garden tools. Sounds tedious, but its really rewarding, and will save you cash in the long run. Practicing tool hygiene will prevent the spread of disease.
Mulch your beds
Top up mulch on your veggie patches, herb gardens and ornamental beds. Choose sustainable, low environmental impact mulch, one that will enrich your soil as it breaks down. If in the southern states try to avoid Sugar Cane as it would have a high carbon footprint due to transport.
Green manure crops are good to go now improve that dormant veggie patch. In cooler to temperate areas you can use crops like like faba beans or field peas and for warmer areas try mung beans. Remember to chop and drop them before they flower.
Pruning & Weeding
Pruning and weeding is a great job to do at this time of year. Deciduous fruit trees love a big old haircut now, except your apricot!
Low temperatures for extended periods of time (all of Tasmania, most of Victoria, the southern highlands of NSW, the ACT and a tiny southern bit of SA)
Its bare root season! Get your deciduous fruit trees in now, including apples, pears, plums, peaches and nectarines. Deciduous exotic trees can also be planted now.
Theres still a bit happening in the veggie patch, especially if you love your brassicas, you could try spinach, carrots, sweet peas, broad beans, coriander and peas.
Ive kept out of the latest silly culture war so far, but I couldnt resist this from Josh Frydenberg. After decrying a long march to the left in Australian universities, he says
It is absolutely critical that the next generation of students understand about where the rule of law came from, where democracy came from, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, womens suffrage
Looking through that list, it can be described as a potted summary of the long march to the left in Britain (and by extension Australia) over the course of the long 19th century from the French and American revolutions to the outbreak of the Great War. At the beginning of that period, Freydenbergs conservative precursors supported the rule of law, and opposed democracy, freedom of speech and religion and womens suffrage. It was only after long struggles that restrictions on freedom of speech and religion like the Six Acts and Penal Laws were repealed. The fight for (initialy male-only) democracy and womens suffrage took even longer.
If we extended Frydenbergs list into the 20th century, wed get something like this University of Sydney course which covers
struggles over labour rights and working conditions in the 1900s, womens suffrage, Aboriginal land rights, race relations and the White Australia Policy, homelessness during the Great Depression, freedom of speech during the Cold War, the Vietnam Moratorium and sexual liberation in the 1970s, the environmental movement, refugees and asylum seekers, and LGBT rights today
Looking at this mess, I think we might need a course in the history of Western Civilisation after all. It should be provided to people like Frydenberg and dAbrera so they can decide exactly whether they want to stop the clock at 1970, 1950 or perhaps at 1900.
During the middle part of the afternoon on Friday
15 June, Royal Australian Navy (RAN) NH Industries MRH-90
Multi-Role Helicopter A40-043 was spotted at Rockhampton
During the afternoon on Friday 15 June, Royal
Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules transport
aircraft A97-440 was spotted visiting Rockhampton Airport yet
Riders around Australia are invited to attend the Ride 4 Our Fallen Riders event next Sunday (24 June 2018) in Brisbane or organise their own ride to honour the memory of the 211 motorbike riders killed on Australian roads in 2017.
The Brisbane ride has been organised by Nikki-Anne Mooney, whose younger brother, Timothy McKenzie, died in a motorcycle crash in September 2016.
She has also asked riders in other states to organise their own rides or at least observe a minutes silence in honour of the fallen.
Nikki-Anne hopes to make the ride a national event.
The second annual Ride 4 Our Fallen Riders event starts at Pine Rivers Park, Bald Hills, at 9am and rides to Suttons Beach Redcliffe.
This day is to honour the fallen riders and give family and friends a day to honour their lost loved ones, Nikki-Anne says.
We have a number of amazing guest speakers that will be covering a number of road safety issues and the effects of road fatalities.
We would love to have a minimum of 211 riders one rider for every rider killed.
The event will include a service for the fallen riders and entertainment such as face-painting, kids dress-up competition, live band Relic and a raffle.
We would love riders and drivers to attend to show that we are all humans with families and we all need to look out for each other we all have family and friends, Nikki-Anne says.
We all de...
When it rains it pours, and its pouring.. so Im in the writing mood, especially now that Im home alone after a hectic week and a visit from my better half and our son. During this visit, we started discussing the Briggs and Meyers personality testing system, and how nearly all the people who think as I do turn out to be almost universally INTJs.
Glenda even googled this, and got an audio on her phone we listened to, and we could not stop giggling because it was me down to a T. Research also pointed to INTJs as being Masterminds, not something Ive ever really thought of as a personal trait, but I did feel chuffed, I have to admit. brought a smile to the dial.
2% of U.S. population
Traits: Drive toward constant improvement of everything; big picture person who sees both the forest and the trees; learns by arguing; appears aloof and unfriendly to others; dreams and visions are form of relaxation; work is the laboratory in which blueprints become reality; builder of systems; natural brainstormer; good at generalizing, classifying, summarizing, proving, and demonstrating information; pragmatic; future-oriented; high achiever; loyal to organizations (employment); unemotional; strong need for privacy; skeptical; reality is malleable to ideas; easy decisionmaker; nonexpressive, but deeply emotional
Occupations: Teacher/professor, researcher, inventor, program analyst, architect, engineer
Examples: Thomas Edison, Katharine Hepburn, Vulcans
Vulcans. now that brought another smile! And Ive certainly been displaying engineering and architectural talents lately..! With only 2% of the population thinking as I do (and probably as you do if youre even reading this) its no wonder we are heading over the cliff. The other 98% just dont think straight. And no, I dont have pointy ears.
INTJs, are introverts, quiet, reserved, and comfortable being alone. Though I peronally get tired of being alone, having now been doing this for almost three years They are usually self-sufficient and would rather work alone than in a group. I do work well with one or two other persons, but I admit, I am no team worker Socializing drains an introverts energy, causing them to need to recharge. I think Im tired of dealing with people who dont get it, and I certainly dont suffer fools.
INTJs are interested in ideas and theories. When observing the world they are always questioning why things happen....
1788 - The name "Sydney" was used for the first time in some new
settlement in some strange, far off land where the dregs of society
were shipped...no, not 10 Downing St, although that sounded just as
promising as Canberra....
The original name/s for Sydney are Djubuguli (Bennelong Point) and Cadi (all of Sydney Cove).
1804 - Some 300 Aboriginal people threw spears at armed Hawkesbury River settlers, who opened fire and returned to Richmond Hill with stolen goods they have retrieved. A military detachment at Windsor shot two Aboriginal people.
1826 - One bloke who does a bit of haunting is Frederick Fisher - he was done a nasty mischief on this day and his ghost has been seen, celebrated and interviewed at length ever since.
1836 - Michael Maloney was hanged at Sydney for burglary from the house of Richard Hamlyn at Goulburn.
1836 - James Hare was hanged at Sydney for burglary from the house of Richard Hamlyn at Goulburn.
1843 - Continuing the grisly theme and today saw The Wairau Massacre take place, the first deadly fight between the Maori and Europeans since the since the Treaty of Waitangi was signed.
1843 - Gov George Gipps ordered the removal from office of Justice John Walpole Willis, resident Judge in the Port Phillip District, after powerful interests in Melbourne petitioned for his recall.
Melbourne-based crypto trading platform Blockbid has become the first cryptocurrency exchange in the world to introduce a new generation of risk management and identity verification technology developed in partnership with LexisNexis Risk Solutions and ThreatMetrix. The partnership combines the 1.4 billion-strong identity database owned by ThreatMetrix with the LexisNexis database of potentially high risk identities
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The intervention on Norfolk Island over the last three years by the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (DIRDC) is described in a new report (*) as calamitous
The Rosny Hill Friends Network is challenging the Premier and Minister for Parks Will Hodgman to make a public statement about his governments role in a proposed tourism development on Rosny Hill Nature Recreation Area
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