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Wednesday, 25 April

19:44

Bitcoin money laundering claims largely overblown says Quebec chief scientist "IndyWatch Feed National"

Bitcoin has been touted as the go-to for criminals in their illegal activities, such as money laundering, but Quebec Chief Scientist Rmi Quirion says that claim is blown out of proportion. Earlier this year, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said []

The post Bitcoin money laundering claims largely overblown says Quebec chief scientist appeared first on The Global Mail.

Weekly Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, IOTA and Litecoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

It"s simple to acknowledge the sweet fact that Bitcoin and other altcoins might be finally turning the corner and pointing to different technical metrics. With Bitcoin looking like it is hauling altcoins with it in the right direction. Despite shedding []

The post Weekly Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, IOTA and Litecoin appeared first on The Global Mail.

Polymath and its POLY token: A starters guide "IndyWatch Feed National"

Commonly referred to as the SEthereum of security tokens, Polymath is developing a standard for creating and distributing securities class cryptocurrencies. The Polymath platform allows businesses to register on their platform, require their desired level of KYC compliance, and allow []

The post Polymath and its POLY token: A starters guide appeared first on The Global Mail.

Funfair and its FUN token: A starters guide "IndyWatch Feed National"

FunFair is a blockchain-based platform for online casino gambling that is intended to be used by independent operators under a licensing scheme. The company claims its system will have provably fair gambling, a streamlined currency deposit and withdrawal system and []

The post Funfair and its FUN token: A starters guide appeared first on The Global Mail.

Cryptocurrency exchanges probed by New York attorney general "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thirteen cryptocurrency exchanges are now under the microscope of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has launched an inquiry into their policies and practices, according to a statement released by his office. Schneidermans office sent letters to Coinbase, []

The post Cryptocurrency exchanges probed by New York attorney general appeared first on The Global Mail.

Verge accepted as form of payment by worlds biggest porn site "IndyWatch Feed National"

Three weeks after Verge asked the cryptocurrency community for $3 million in donations to fund a mystery partnership, the cryptocurrency has come through on its promise. An announcement by Pornhub  the worlds biggest porn site revealed that it will now accept []

The post Verge accepted as form of payment by worlds biggest porn site appeared first on The Global Mail.

Hashgraph: A Starters Guide "IndyWatch Feed National"

While blockchain technology has been around for close to a decade now and has piqued the interest of several large corporations and governments across the world, it is not without its problems. While it does bring the benefits of security []

The post Hashgraph: A Starter"s Guide appeared first on The Global Mail.

Weekly Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, NEO, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash "IndyWatch Feed National"

From our technical interactive charts, Bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies under our focus might be bottoming up. We can"t be sure of resurgence unless there is a strong follow through in the course of the week. thats just the nature of []

The post Weekly Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, NEO, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash appeared first on The Global Mail.

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There is no denying that in the past couple of years bitcoin, and the cryptocurrency market in general, has attained critical mass. Consequently, communities dedicated to digital currency-related discussion on social media multiplied several times, as is the case with []

Factom and its FCT coin: A starters guide "IndyWatch Feed National"

In this era of data manipulation and concerns over the accuracy of information, a flawless verification mechanism is invaluable and this is where Factom comes in. What is Factom? Factom is a platform built on top of blockchain networks such as []

The post Factom and its FCT coin: A starters guide appeared first on The Global Mail.

Leserbrief zur Lawrow-Theorie:Das mit dem BZ ist ein ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

Leserbrief zur Lawrow-Theorie:

Das mit dem BZ ist ein claim den man innerhalb von Minuten als haltlos wegsortieren kann. Kurz ein paar Fakten, vielleicht magst Du die publizieren, dann kann sich jeder selbst ein Urteil bilden.

BZ ist in der Tat ein militrischer Kampfstoff, wurde in den 50ern im Edgewood Arsenal des US Militrs entwickelt und dort auch in den Vorluferprogrammen zu MK Ultra an Rekruten und Strafgefangenen getestet. Das klingt fies, war fies, hat aber den Vorteil das wir darber heute eine ganze Menge wissen. "Moment, MK Ultra sagt der gebildete Leser jetzt, da haben die doch nicht Nervengifte getestet sondern LSD und so'n Zeug" und zwar vollkommen zu Recht.

BZ ist kein Nervengift, sondern ein Psychokampfstoff. Sinn und Zweck war nicht das Ableben der Zielpersonen, sondern die kurzfristige Aussergefechtsetzung. Das kann BZ auch recht gut, zumal das Dosisfenster breit ist, eine lethale berdosis tritt erst ab der ca 40fachen berdosierung ein (geschtzt bzw aus Tierversuchen extrapoliert, was auf dasselbe rauskommt). Die postulierte Todesart wre wohl Versagen der Thermoregulation (hyperthermia), man war auch in Edgewood nie abartig genug das herauszufinden.

Und wenn man sich jetzt ein paar Dokumente ber BZ anguckt merkt man das da was nicht stimmen kann. In der Tat ist die bentigte Dosierung sehr gering, Schwellendosis die man gerade so merkt betrgt 0,5g pro Kilogramm. Aber der "peak", also die strkste Phase der Intoxikation nach Aufnahme tritt bereits nach 8h ein. Es wirkt lange fr einen Psychokampfstoff, aber trotzdem ist man selbst bei einer satten Dosis nach 48-72h nach der Aufnahme wieder auf dem Weg in die Normalitt, und nach 5-7 Tagen wieder ganz der Alte. Die Wirkungen gehen im normalen Dosisbereich eher in den psychischen Bereich (optische und akustische Halluzinationen, Verwirrung, "mad as a hatter") und erst im hheren Dosisspektrum wirkt die Substanz deliris. Physiologisch spielt das Zeug primr am kardiovaskulren Regelkreis (Blutdruck, Puls) und spter wie gesagt an der Thermoregulation.

Die Skripals wren also entweder wegen absoluter berdosierung sptestens am Folgetag nach der Aufnahme verstorben oder nach etwa einer Woche oder 10 Tagen wieder fit gewesen. Die beiden (und der britische Cop) wurden am 4. Mrz aufgefunden und zwei der Opfer befinden sich jetzt immer noch in Behandlung. Das passt nicht zusammen.

Ich bin weder NATO-Fanboy noch RT/Sputnik-Jnger, fr mich ist der Angriff auf Syrien durch USA/UK/FR eine Farce, zumindest von Seiten der USA und des UK vielmehr ein Ablenkungsversuch von heimischen Skandalen und eine gefhrliche Eskalation des Konflikts.

Aber das was die Russen da verbreiten ist einfach ganz billiges FUD, und das widerliche ist das die sich nicht mal ETWAS Mhe gegeben haben. Law...

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Thursday, 19 April

15:01

Australia: Muslim husband tells wife Im allowed to marry four women. You have to change your Western mentality. "IndyWatch Feed National"

The words of an abusive Muslim husband, sanctioned by Islamic law to be ruler over his wife and to beat her if she is disobedient: Im allowed to marry four women, he told her. You have to change your Western mentality. Muslim women in Australia are stuck with violent husbands as they fight to get []

14:00

Research problems at Australian university hit the news "IndyWatch Feed National"

A university in Australia thats made headlines before over allegations of research misconduct has found itself in the news once again. Last week, the University of Queensland (UQ) announced some of its authors were retracting a paper after discovering data were missing. Just days later, the university made headlines over an investigation into three papers Continue reading Research problems at Australian university hit the news

13:18

Chief of Army bans "death symbology/iconography". What's a rifle for General? ICB? Crossed swords??? "IndyWatch Feed National"

This is crazy. A soldier's job is to close with and kill the enemy. Death goes with the territory. Soldiers need to be very good at bringing death to the enemy. This badge is American but it'll give you the idea as to what the Chief of Army wants to...

11:51

2018 dates confirmed "IndyWatch Feed National"

Hi everyone and sorry for not getting an update out to you all a bit sooner!!!

We have set the dates for the 2018 Walkatjurra Walkabout and the bus will be leaving Fremantle on the 5th of August, returning on September 3rd.

You can register here
More info at www.walkingforcountry.com

For those of you that have been on the walks over the last 7 years, or have been on one of the many road trips that the Bardi Bus has taken, we are reaching out to you to GIVE SOME LOVE TO THE BARDI BUS.

We have just got back from Western Australias first radioactive exposure tour and the Bardi Bus needed some new bearings, Tyres and a few minor repairs. We also had to put her in for an inspection and pay the insurance and registration. This all came to around $4,000 and we are a little bit short!!!

You can make a donation to the Bardi Bus at Bardi Bus needs some Loving

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10:19

Gillard, Wilson and Slater & Gordon's dealings with money set aside for widows and orphans "IndyWatch Feed National"

Around August 1995, when Bruce Wilson and Julia Gillard came unstuck Slater and Gordon gradually ceased acting for the AWU. Over the next year or so the firm progressively sent its AWU client files to the AWU's Sydney offices. Here's an original record showing each file, colour coded to show...

09:42

Educate yourself, then educate others: WAR, Invasion Day and treaty "IndyWatch Feed National"

In Naarm, and in other cities on Aboriginal land, the steadily growing number of attendees at Invasion Day rallies both Indigenous and settler is clear evidence that more people are rethinking their relationship to Australia Day, and by extension, their position within ongoing colonisation. Supporters of Invasion Day must take some time to learn about treaty, follow the politics, and take a position.

09:27

Ive been sharing my bedroom with two people for three weeks "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ive had a couple of backpacking Aussie guests staying with me for the last few weeks. Theyre itchy-ass feet are doing a year-long stay-cay in the UK. And because theyre pretty much family I offered them a place to crash while they drifted through the city of ridiculous accommodation prices that is London. In fact,...

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08:21

Facebook will exclude 1.5 billion users from new data privacy protections "IndyWatch Feed National"

Next month the European Unions General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, which will give European Facebook usersand any users of Facebook who are subject to Facebooks terms of services in Irelandmuch more control over what data Facebook can access and store about them. Right now, all European Facebook users and Facebook users in

Next month the European Unions General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, which will give European Facebook usersand any users of Facebook who are subject to Facebooks terms of services in Irelandmuch more control over what data Facebook can access and store about them. Right now, all European Facebook users and Facebook users in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Latin America are governed by the TOS with the companys international headquarters in Ireland. That means 1.5 billion users of Facebook who live outside Europe would nonetheless be protected by the GDPR.

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07:43

Corporate tax, inequality & bastard banks "IndyWatch Feed National"

Corporate tax is a hot topic in Australia with major corporations lobbying hard for a cut in the tax rate even while the business practices of Australias banks are revealed to one and all as little better than criminal. Aware of the rising inequality driven by multi-national tax minimisation and avoidance, many Australians are justifiably angry.

AusGov.info contains Australias top-earning companies (including the likes of Google, Apple, BHP, Glencore & ExxonMobil). In fact, theres a tonne of information at AusGov.info so I thought Id break out a guide for how to search some of the datasets. Ill start with the recipients data.

This data includes the following datasets:

  • AEC political donations data receipts to & from political parties
  • ACNC charities register ABN, address, beneficiaries, electorate
  • ACNC Annual Information Statements Assets, Liabilities, Income, Expenses, Grants/...

07:29

Western Civilization Awakes From Its Slumber "IndyWatch Feed National"

Supporters of French President Macron celebrate his victory (Illustrative photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)(Illustrative photo from France: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

This article was republished with permission from the Middle East Forum

Victor Orbns landslide electoral victory on Sunday, gaining 134 seats out of 199 in Hungarys parliament, increases his governing supermajority and endorses his tough policy of excluding illegal immigrants, especially from the Middle East. His success dramatizes a new reality across Europe and in Australia: a novel kind of party has emerged, disturbing the political scene and arousing impassioned debate.

Examples of this phenomenon include the other three members of the Visegrd group (Poland, Czechia, and Slovakia) as well as Austrias four-month old government. Geert Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands, sees western Europe following the Visegrd group: In the Eastern part of Europe, anti-Islamification and anti-mass migration parties see a surge in popular support. Resistance is growing in the West, as well.

In France, the National Front emerged as the second strongest party in last years presidential elections, in Italy, a muddled situation could lead to an Orbn-like government, while Cory Bernardis Conservatives and Pauline Hansons One Nation have made their mark on the Australian scene. Indeed, like-minded parties have quickly become a significant force in some twenty countries.

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06:44

Jack Latimore: Big questions remain over the police treatment of Aboriginal protest group at Games "IndyWatch Feed National"

Stolenwealth Games protestors prepare for a march into Surfers Paradise during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games this month. Photo: Supplied Stolenwealth Games protestors prepare for a march into Surfers Paradise during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games this month. Photo: Supplied Share this Post While theres been plenty of questions over decisions regarding the entry of athletes in Sunday ...

06:29

Congratulations Bernard Gaynor - Full Bench of the High Court ruling in Bernard's favour on free speech issue "IndyWatch Feed National"

God only knows how Bernard Gaynor keeps on keeping on - quite literally! Bernard has been tied up with constant court battles for years, all because he speaks his mind about his Christian beliefs. It's cost him his job in the Army. It's cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars....

06:01

MACKAY Off-duty Mackay officer allegedly assaulted by gang "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 19, 2018 at 10:11AM ,

Off-duty Mackay officer allegedly assaulted by gang

April 19, 2018 at 10:11AM ,

A 36-year-old man has since been charged with assault occasioning bodily arm and is due to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court on May 8. Police believe the incident may be linked to an altercation at a licensed venue on Malcolmson St, Mt Pleasant, about the same time. One person was taken to

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06:01

MACKAY Alleged kidnap victim ran screaming for help to stranger "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 19, 2018 at 05:36AM ,

Alleged kidnap victim ran screaming for help to stranger

April 19, 2018 at 05:36AM ,

EXCLUSIVE: BATTERED and bruised, a 39-year-old woman ran along a Bakers Creek road screaming for help, 40 minutes after she was allegedly kidnapped and then tortured. Pete Harold heard the calls for help as the woman entered his Connors Rd property on Sunday afternoon. I was going to

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MACKAY Confessed boy lover breaches sex offender conditions "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 19, 2018 at 06:26AM ,

Confessed boy lover breaches sex offender conditions

April 19, 2018 at 06:26AM ,

Clifford John Byrne, 55, avoided jail-time when he was sentenced for failing to comply with reporting conditions in Mackay Magistrates Court on Wednesday. Byrne whose reporting obligations have now expired was ordered to pay a $5000 fine, out of a possible maximum penalty of five years jail, or a

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MACKAY Assault charge, Mackay "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 19, 2018 at 10:33AM ,

Assault charge, Mackay

April 19, 2018 at 10:33AM ,

A 36-year-old McEwans Beach man has been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm in company and is due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court on May 8. A 24-year-old Mackay West man has been charged with trespass and is also due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court on May

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MACKAY Stalker free on bail, awaits sentencing "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 19, 2018 at 06:26AM ,

Stalker free on bail, awaits sentencing

April 19, 2018 at 06:26AM ,

A LANDSCAPER from West Mackay who stalked his ex-partner by harassing her with hundreds of calls is a free man, for now at least. Michael Liam Saylor, 31, applied for bail in Mackay Magistrates Court in late April. He was subsequently released from prison, despite opposition from the prosecution.

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06:01

MACKAY Woman kidnapped, tortured, raped for 10 days in outer Delhis Sultanpuri "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 18, 2018 at 10:45PM ,

Woman kidnapped, tortured, raped for 10 days in outer Delhis Sultanpuri

April 18, 2018 at 10:45PM ,

He is due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court today. Lois Reiss vanished after her husbands body was found, and her trail went cold until Pamela Hutchinson, 59, of Bradenton, Fla., was discovered dead. There was no ID on her whatsoever, charge cards, anything, Vincent Watts, Hutchinsons

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MACKAY Marian man charged after fatal rollover at Eungella Dam "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 19, 2018 at 07:56AM ,

Marian man charged after fatal rollover at Eungella Dam

April 19, 2018 at 07:56AM ,

A MARIAN tradesman has been charged after a 20-year-old Mirani man died in a ute rollover at Eungella Dam late last year. Zachary Ty Gaston, 20, faced Magistrate Mark Nolan in Mackay Magistrates Court on Wednesday. Police allege Gaston dangerously operated a vehicle causing death or grievous

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06:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00009 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 1.05 AUD
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Syria - Who Is Stalling The OPCW Investigation In Douma? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Why has the fact finding mission (FFM)of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) not visited Douma? The OPCW inspectors are held up by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) which has a say about any movement of UN aligned organizations in areas that might be dangerous. The UNDSS is led by an Australian police / intelligence officer. The holdup seems to be intended.

04:54

More delays for Sydneys light rail "IndyWatch Feed National"

Workmen walk past the George St Sydney CBD Light Rail Project construction site in Sydney, Friday, April 13, 2018. The subcontractor building the Sydney light rail is seeking an extra $1.1 billion, claiming the NSW government induced it to enter the agreement on a false premise. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas.

SYDNEY AAP

A 12-month delay to Sydneys troubled light rail project to the eastern suburbs is unacceptable and the contractor needs to accelerate, the NSW Transport Minister says.

Light rail consortium ALTRAC has reportedly told the state government trams wont be operating until March 2020.

Unfortunately, in this case, we have one sub-contractor who is playing the game and we are not interested in their games, we are interested in their work and they need to get on with it, Andrew Constance told ABC radio on Thursday.

We want to see it (the project) delivered in 2019 as per the project deed. It is vital that ALTRAC accelerate and get on with their program. We have businesses and residents being hurt by their actions and inactions, he later told 2GB.

Last week, Premier Gladys Berejiklian insisted it was her intention to have the light rail running some time in 2019, despite a messy contractual dispute and looming court battle.

A Spanish subcontractor responsible for building the project claims Transport for NSW engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to the contract for the 12-kilometre network from Circular Quay to Kingsford and Randwick.

In its statement of claim filed last Friday in the NSW Supreme Court, the company Acciona Infrastructure Australia is seeking more than $1....

04:50

Five Eyes demand action on Russia hacking "IndyWatch Feed National"

British prime minister Theresa May. Photo EPA/Will Oliver

LONDON AAP

Russias cyber warfare attacks on the United Kingdom and its links to chemical weapons have prompted four countries in the Five Eyes security alliance to demand action.

The prime ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK met in London to discuss cyber security, and Russias attacks in particular.

The cooperation between our nations allowed us to trace Februarys NotPetya hack to Russia, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said in the meeting on Wednesday local time.

Russia is using cyber as part of a wider effort to attack and undermine the international system.

Its interference over the past year has included attacks on the public sector, media, telecommunications and energy sectors.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said illegal conduct from Russia cannot be tolerated.

Whether it is a chemical attack in Syria, the use of a nerve agent on British soil, or the expanding cyber attacks across the internet these must be resisted, they must be protected, they must be identified, Mr Turnbull told the meeting.

Mrs May said Russia is using disinformation campaigns to distort the truth of what happened in chemical weapons attacks in Salisbury and in Syria.

I have been clear to Russia that we know what it is doing. And we should be in no doubt that such cyber warfare is one of the great challenges of our time, she said.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the four nations, who along with the United States make up the Five Eyes security alliance, stood in solidarity with the UK.

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04:46

Govt open to extending banks commission "IndyWatch Feed National"

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

CANBERRA AAP

The Turnbull government would be open to extending the banking royal commission if it is requested by the man overseeing it.

The inquiry heard what senior ministers described as disturbing revelations this week, including that AMP had been charging clients for advice they never received and then repeatedly lied to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

If the royal commissioner says to us that there is more work to be done, that he needs more time, then obviously the government would act on that, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told 2GB radio on Thursday.

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04:27

Hibiscus Legging Localish Surf Apparel "IndyWatch Feed National"

Localish offers wide range of surf apparel including surf leggings, womens surf t-shirts, mens surfing t shirts, mens surf apparel, womens surf apparel, mens sweatshirt hoodie, surf tank tops for men, surf tank tops for women, and many more.

03:57

Statistics show cost of Northern Territory Governments failure to keep election promise "IndyWatch Feed National"

Statistics released this week reveal the Gunner Government is sending more men and women to prison than ever before a direct result of Chief Minister Gunners failure to repeal mandatory sentencing laws.

The Corrections Departments figures for April 2018 reveal 1,833 prisoners were locked up across the Territory. The situation is dire in Alice Springs, which has capacity for around 500 people but currently has 642 prisoners - 142 more than there is room for. The Northern Territory has by far the highest rate of imprisonment in Australia.

Shahleena Musk, Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, said that the numbers show a grave crisis of mass-imprisonment that the Gunner Government can and should commit to fixing.

These terrifying statistics paint a picture of an unfair and damaging criminal justice system that is geared towards separating families and communities and locking people up in dead end prisons. With the stroke of a pen the Gunner Government can begin to turn the tide on this crisis by repealing mandatory sentencing laws, said Ms Musk.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are locked up at significantly higher rates than non-Indigenous people in the NT. Just last month the Australian Law Reform Commissions report on the over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples found that laws like the Northern Territorys mandatory sentencing are disproportionately used against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Mandatory sentencing forces people into prisons even where this defies common sense. There is no room for mandatory sentencing in a modern and fair justice system. The Gunner Government can today choose to cut the number of people, particularly Aboriginal people, being siphoned into the quicksand of the criminal justice system by wiping these unfair laws from the statute book, said Ms Musk.

The statistics also show an increase in women being forced into prisons, the majority being mothers. Alarmingly, women are being held in small units inside the over-crowded and male-dominated prisons.

Most women in prison have children and locking them up causes profound upheaval broken families, children moved into child protection, and the loss of housing and employment. Locking women up in male prisons is...

03:44

The CIA Poisoned the Skripals with Psychotoxin BZ "IndyWatch Feed National"

(Adapted photo credit (L) Ben Birchall)

by G5

The Skripals absolutely insignificant in the overall have been variously elevated to a greater importance for both political and commercial gains.

They were poisoned by the US produced Psychotoxin BZ administered in Zizzis restaurant by a CIA Op. The objective was an Anti-Russian False Flag, to damage a consortium of opposing interests. An operation not well thought or planned. They are similar to The False Flags of Litvin...

02:17

FixedIt: Child abuse charges are not a sex case "IndyWatch Feed National"

The UK Business Insider reported on the closing remarks in the Melbourne Magistrates Court hearing on the child sexual abuse charges against Cardinal George Pell and described the case as asex case.

Cardinal Pell strongly denies the charges against him. This commentary has nothing to do with his guilt or innocence, which must be determined by the court. This is only about how the charges are described in the media.

Children cannot have sex. Sex requires consent, children cannot legally or morally give consent so it is not sex. Rape, sexual abuse and sex are not the same thing and they can not be used interchangeably in headlines.

Here are the reasons this matters, in every case, with every headline.

The victim impact statements from child abuse trials are harrowing, a testament to the lifelong injuries suffered by people who were sexually abused as children. They are the litany of drug addition, alcohol dependence, gambling problems, depression, crippling anxiety, relationship breakdowns, suicidal thoughts, shame, self-hatred, mistrust of others and long term emotional damage so common in survivors of child sexual abuse. Children who have been abused are also significantly more likely to suffer further abuse, both as children and as adults.

The effects of sexual abuse of children then lead to the cycle of horror where victims become unreliable witnesses to their own abuse.

When the media, as it so persistently does, labels sexual abuse of children as child sex, we are weakening the public understanding of the extent and effect of such abuse. This has serious effects. A study conducted for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found that juries who have a better understanding of the facts of child sexual abuse are less likely to make mistakes in their assessment of evidence given in court.

Children cannot have sex with adults. Sex requires consent and children, by definition, cannot give consent, so its not sex. Its rape, its child abuse, its sexual abuse, its any number of terms that accurately describe a crime. An act perpetrated on an innocent victim, someone who was unable to defend themselves from the violence done to them, and who suffers for years, possibly decades, from the trauma caused by an adults choice to commit that violence.

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02:10

FixedIt: A woman, a man and a baby were murdered "IndyWatch Feed National"

Queensland Times reported that a man who impregnated his then 18 year old daughter murdered his duaghter, their baby and her adoptive father before killing himself. Not only does the man who committed all these murders not even get a mention in the headline, the murders themselves arent even there.

Invisible perpetrators are a constant in FixedIt. This is not a trivial issue. It matters because headlines are supposed to be a short summary of the article and when the article is about violence men commit against women and those men are invisible, the headline is not telling the story, its erasing the story.

Also, most people dont consume news by reading a print newspaper from cover to cover. Only some people go directly to the home page of a news outlet. Most people get news links from social media, and the most likely source is Facebook. But regardless of the source, we see far more headlines than we click on.

Something like 80 percent of the headlines we see, we never click through to read the article. Were not necessarily thinking very much about the headlines we dont click on, but we see them. And without being consciously aware that its happening they are still describing something to us. When they fit our subconscious bias or when theyre underpinned myths about violence and repeat them over and over again, they reinforce them in our minds, but we dont really notice that its happening.

The things we dont notice are far more dangerous than the things we do notice.

Clarity in reporting and avoiding the passive voice and are among the first things journalists are taught. Which is why the constant use of passive voice and unclear reporting on violence against women stands out so much.

If all the violent crimes committed by men were reported in the active voice with the perpetrators and their crime as the subject of every headline, it would be overwhelming. Because it is overwhelming.

We are journalists and it is not our job to erase the truth so our audience is not made to feel uncomfortable. Our job is to describe what is happening in our society. And the sad truth is that around 90 percent of violent crimes are committed by men. Avoiding this fact doesnt make it less true but it does make it much more difficult to address the underlying cause.

Headlines matter and this is why FixedIt exists.

FixedIt is an ongoing project to push back against the medias constant erasure of violent men and blaming of innocent victims. If you would like to help fund it even $5 a month makes a big difference please consider...

02:05

Why Blue Shirt is a Dickhead and Im Better at Pub Crawls Than You "IndyWatch Feed National"

Duuuude, the craziest thing happened the other day, Blue Shirt said in his typically slow and monotoned voice, before proceeding to tell the most un-crazy story in human history.

It was day two, and Blue Shirt had already made himself out to be a huge tool. Throughout Europe, Ive found hostels will often give a free room and board to fun, outgoing individuals in exchange for their smile, natural friendliness and good humour. Sometimes, if the hostels offer one, these are the people who will lead the pub crawl. This is based on the premise that the chosen ones will generally increase the vibe within the hostel and make it others time there more enjoyable. This is a premise that I agree with, and people who do this job can make a travel experience phenomenally better.

Blue Shirt was one of these types, except, he had been there for one week and he sucked at his job. Ive never understood people who are tight with other peoples money. I dont mean stealing from your employer and dishing it out to your friends; I mean like Blue Shirt, whose job it was to walk around giving out watered-down shot glasses full of vodka and some godforsaken fruit juice.

Never before has a glass 1.5 fl oz cylinder yielded someone so much faux power. Blue Shirt thought he had control over the Seven Kingdoms as he strutted from dorm to dorm dishing out the sweet syrupy concoction. He would look at us with a contemptuous face, refusing us a second shot, despite having done the rounds of the dorms and returning to the common room with a half-full tray still left.

Its a phenomenon my mate Andy calls the BNOC. It stands for the Big Name On Campus, which I guess is ironic because people who are dubbed the BNOC are likely to have never been big name on any campus at any point in their lives. The sudden and minor power gifted to Blue Shirt by way of his hostel volunteer position had given him some sense of self-importance far beyond its reality.

He was in stark contrast to the volunteers I had met in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: people who engaged and talked to the fresh faces entering the common room and made everyone feel accepted and welcome. It wasnt until I first hit the road myself that I realised so many introverts travelled. The ability for one outgoing person to reach out to others can lift the mood of a room tenfold, whether its a time-passing game of cards or beers in the kitchen.

So it was a Thursday night and the Pink Panther Hostel was having a themed pre-drinks night something to do with Polish karaoke songs from a very niche e...

02:01

FixedIt: Allegedly punching a woman in the head is not just a legal issue "IndyWatch Feed National"

ESPN reported that the Santa Clara County District Attorneys Office announced last Thursday that it was charging Reuben Foster with felony counts of domestic violence with an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury, forcefully attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime and possession of an assault weapon. He allegedly punched his girlfriend in the head between eight and ten times.

Foster played football for the San Francisco 49ers. He has reportedly been suspended until the charges against him are heard in court. It is reasonable for a sports report to include or even lead with this. Theyre reporting on sport not crime. It is not reasonable to completely erase the nature of his alleged crimes from the headline.

Professional athletes have been protected from consequences for violence against women for a long time. As a New York Times article from 2003 pointed out, The difference in these results for athletes and non-athletes indicates something is working to the advantage of the athletes over their accusers. The athletes social environment provides him with both protection and support. Accused athletes have money, powerful lawyers, public relations specialists, high-profile coaches and other popular personalities to come to their defense.

Hiding the crimes footballers are accused of is part of the culture of protecting these athletes.

This is not a trivial issue. It matters because headlines are supposed to be a short summary of the article and when the article is about violence men commit against women and those men are invisible, the headline is not telling the story, its erasing the story.

Also, most people dont consume news by reading a print newspaper from cover to cover. Only some people go directly to the home page of a news outlet. Most people get news links from social media, and the most likely source is Facebook. But regardless of the source, we see far more headlines than we click on.

Something like 80 percent of the headlines we see, we never click through to read the article. Were not necessarily thinking very much about the headlines we dont click on, but we see them. And without being consciously aware that its happening they are still describing something to us. When they fit our subconscious bias or when theyre underpinned myths about violence and repeat them over and over again, they reinforce them in our minds, but we dont really notice that its happening.

The things we dont notice are far more dangerous than the things we do notice.

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01:51

We Need A New Sacrifice To The Aussie Altar Of Anzac Honesty "IndyWatch Feed National"

Its that time of year again, Anzac Day, when mainstream media, politicians and shock jocks find a whole new expression of honesty to be outraged at.

A couple of days ago, New Matilda journalist Ben Eltham sent out this tweet:

As most will recall, we have a brief but impressive history of flogging people for expressing truthful statements that dont align with the official Anzac myth. It all began in 2015 with the heinous anti-Australian Australian, Scott McIntyre, a former journalist with SBS who tweeted about atrocities committed by Anzacs during the war.

Remembering the summary execution, widespread rape and theft committed by these brave Anzacs in Egypt, Palestine and Japan, McIntyre accurately and outrageously wrote to his Twitter followers.

And then this: Not forgetting that the largest single-day terrorist attacks in history were committed by this nation & their allies in Hiroshima & Nagasaki.

A nation lost its shit, and McIntyre lost his job. As an aside, he had another crack in 2016.

In 2017, we found a whole new target controversial journalist Yassmin Abdel-Magied, who used April 25 to tweet: Lest. We. Forget. (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine.)

Abdel Magied wasnt just hounded out of her job she was hounded out of the country (and last week deported from the US for having the wrong visa).

But the woman Australia apparently most loves to hate appears not to have learned her lesson, if her response to Elthams tweet this week is anything to go by.

Abdel-Magieds response sparked this thoroughly...

01:51

Sketches In Australia By George Whitelaw, 1857-1864 "IndyWatch Feed National"

I was sort of watching an old episode of Antiques Roadshow ("watching" = noise in the background while I researched Oz history) when I heard the above title mentioned.
Now, poor George was a consumptive bloke ( he was quickly fading away from TB) so he had a little time to fill in.
The sketches in his book aren't fabulously long-lost works of art BUT they are observations of people and Aboriginal people in and around the small settlement of Melbourne; rudimentary ink drawings show mia-mias (huts) and Aboriginal figures with notes on the back of the sketch detailing how they lived.
He also sketched figures waltzing off to the goldfields, showing the various classes by their dress, with the usual accoutrements of digging in their hot little hands.
In short,  rare wonderful glimpses of history.
After the value was given by the Antiques Roadshow expert, with comments that it would garner high interest in the Aussie market, the owner stated he wouldn't be selling.
Now, doing my sums that episode was from 2009 (I told you it was an oldie) so I had a quick Gurgle to see if the sketchbook ever made its way to The Fair Isle of Oz - and, yes, it did!
Mossgreen Auctions in Armadale, Vic, auctioned it last May; how much or who bought it I have not the foggiest, I can only hope it or a facsimile eventually finds its way into the National Library or into print for schools or some such.

You can read a lengthy description by the auction house of George's sketch book  HERE


You can read the transcript of the AR ep HERE.

01:46

FixedIt: allegations of sexually abusing children is not swinging "IndyWatch Feed National"

Channel 9 News reported that two men charged over sexually abusing children in WA have had further charges of raping, sexually abusing and exploiting children added to the litany of charges against them 112 charges in total between the two of them.

Channel 9 described the case against the two men as a swinging case.

Swinging is a consensual act between adults and there is no reason at all that loving responsible parents cant participate in swinging.

This case is not about swinging. The charges against the adults relate to sexual abuse and exploitation of children. The children in this case are between 4 and 6 years old. A 14 year old girl is also one of the alleged victims. They were not and could not be involved in any swinging activity. If the charges against the adults are proven, these children were raped and exploited by adults who were responsible for their well-being. Describing the charges as a swinging case is misleading, inaccurate and dangerous.

The charges against these men will be heard by the court, this commentary is not about their guilt or innocence, it is about how the charges against him are described in this headline.

Its important to remember how much words matter, both to victims and to public understanding of the nature, cause and effect of sexually abusing children.

Children cannot have sex. Sex requires consent, children cannot legally or morally give consent so it is not sex. Rape, sexual abuse and sex are not the same thing and they can not be used interchangeably in headlines.

Here are the reasons this matters, in every case, with every headline.

The victim impact statements from child abuse trials are harrowing, a testament to the lifelong injuries suffered by people who were sexually abused as children. They are the litany of drug addition, alcohol dependence, gambling problems, depression, crippling anxiety, relationship breakdowns, suicidal thoughts, shame, self-hatred, mistrust of others and long term emotional damage so common in survivors of child sexual abuse. Children who have been abused are also significantly more likely to suffer further abuse, both as children and as adults.

The effects of sexual abuse of children then lead to the cycle of horror where victims become unreliable witnesses to their own abuse.

When the media, as it so persistently does, labels sexual abuse of children as child sex, we are weakening the public understanding of the extent and effect of such abuse. This has serious e...

01:42

Donald Trump scrubs the TPP again "IndyWatch Feed National"

US president Donald Trump. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

LOS ANGELES AAP

US President Donald Trump has again turned his back on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after just days ago raising the prospect he might consider rejoining the massive free trade agreement with Australia, Japan and nine other allied nations.

Mr Trump, at the end of a two-day visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, told reporters he was now actively pursuing a bilateral deal with Japan.

The US is committed to free, fair and reciprocal very important word trade and we are committed to pursuing a bilateral trading relationship that benefits both of our great countries, Mr Trump told Wednesdays press conference.

Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, Brunei, Peru, Vietnam, Chile, Malaysia and Mexico moved ahead on the TPP without the US and in March had a formal signing ceremony for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), also known as TPP11.

Mr Trump also told reporters on Wednesday he was looking forward to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in coming weeks in the hope of ridding the rogue nation of its nuclear weapons.

Hopefully that meeting will be a great success, Mr Trump said.

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01:21

Meeting 6pm Tonight: Independent and Peaceful Australia Network - War on Syria contingency meeting 19 April "IndyWatch Feed National"

Invitation to a meeting to coordinate contingency plans for an emergency rally in the event of war breaking out or bombing resuming in Syria/Middle East or on the Korean Peninsula.

Thursday 19 April
6pm
Level 4
Trades Hall
(Please note that we have changed to a larger room)

The global situation is unpredictable and inflammable.

The peace movement needs to come together to make contingency plans in advance to mobilise mass protests and rallies in the event of war breaking out.

A contingency plan and a broad coalition is needed to mobilise a wide range of people, organisations and contacts at a very short notice.

A co-ordinating group will be set up.

If you want to find out more or be a contact for your organisation or community but unable to come this Thursday, please reply to this email or phone 0417456001.

Shirley Winton
IPAN-Victoria
Independent and Peaceful Australia Network

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00:56

PERTH Man fined $3500 for firing at a motorist with a toy Nerf gun thought the charges were a joke at first "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Man fined $3500 for firing at a motorist with a toy Nerf gun thought the charges were a joke at first .

April 18, 2018 at 03:22PM .

A Perth motorist has been charged thousands of dollars for shooting a Nerf gun at someone driving in another car. Christopher Ron Grimshaw, 23, was fined $3500 and ordered to pay $190.85 costs for shooting foam Nerf projectiles at a fellow motorist while they were driving down Marangaroo Drive in

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5628083/Perth-man-charged-thousands-dollars-firing-Nerf-gun-fellow-motorist.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEpsBpJUwBSGMhFd8vxVvzNlSiE2Q

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

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PERTH WA swingers party dad admits child abuse "IndyWatch Feed National"

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WA swingers party dad admits child abuse .

April 18, 2018 at 12:48PM .

The man appeared in Perth Magistrates Court via video link from Casuarina Prison on Wednesday and admitted sexually penetrating one of his stepchildren three times and encouraging the same child to engage in sexual behaviour in 2015. His partner, a 39-year-old woman, has been charged with 93

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/04/18/12/52/wa-swingers-party-dad-admits-child-abuse&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGC38z88UgGzwM6IAIJKk1mjcXWGQ

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

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00:56

PERTH Swinger admits sexually abusing his stepdaughter "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Swinger admits sexually abusing his stepdaughter .

April 18, 2018 at 11:52PM .

The man entered the four guilty pleas when he appeared yesterday in Perth Magistrates Court via video link from Casuarina Prison. His partner, the 39-year-old mother, also appeared in court from Perths Bandyup womens prison, and was remanded in custody until May 11. The woman is accused of

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/swinger-admits-sexually-abusing-his-stepdaughter/news-story/bcb1fb68685917e0fb08b373cc330a95&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEruPTWbUphLiEDkAxmcX5CSeC8qw

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

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00:52

SICK OF DYING (PART 1): How The Health Community Is Failing Julian Assange, The Victims Of The Douma Attacks, And Three Women Struggling To Feed Their Kids "IndyWatch Feed National"

Around the world, people are getting sicker, and more and more are dying from entirely preventable causes. We have the answers to why, we just dont have the will to stop it. In the first of a two part series, Dr Lissa Johnson looks at the greatest cause of global illness and death.

The Lancet recently published an article identifying the single most important action that health professionals can take to promote health for all. The articles recommendations draw on the findings of the World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation (WHO), which has pinpointed the most pervasive cause of ill-health worldwide.

However, scarcely a mainstream health professional in the Western world has heeded the advice of The Lancet or the WHA, which is curious. The Lancet is described by its publisher as the worlds leading independent medical journal. The papers author, David McCoy, is Professor of Global Public Health at Queen Mary University London, ranked as one of the top universities in the UK. The WHA is widely regarded as the highest health policy-setting body in the world.

When three leading medical institutions come together to deliver an important message to health professionals, regarding the most powerful antidote to the leading global cause of ill-health, why wouldnt we prick up our ears? What kinds of illnesses and remedies are The Lancet and the WHA talking about? And what has it got to do with Wikileaks and Julian Assange?

Three womens stories hold some clues. The United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund writes, 32-year-old Fatime Hayel wakes up at 6 am every day and sends her husband to fetch water using their three 20-litre jerry cans. After that, I send my kids to garbage dumps and restaurants to search for food and bring it to us for breakfast, she says.

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00:43

ACOSS launches campaign to increase Youth Allowance and Newstart "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Ben Wilson

A week ago, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) launched a campaign to raise the Youth Allowance and called for an increase in Newstart. Its called Raise the Rate.

This comes after comments by Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan, Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash, and Minister for Human Services Michael Keenan, about changes to Australias welfare system brought in by the passing of the Welfare Reform Bill on 16 March.

ACOSS chief executive Dr Cassandra Goldie said Newstart had not increased in real terms since 1994.

At just $278 per week, people trying to survive on Newstart while looking for work are having to make really tough choices between paying a bill and eating a meal, she said.

According the official government line, the change will be simpler and provide greater encouragement for people to move from welfare into work. The truth of the matter is that this is about making it harder to get on benefits and stay on them, while at the same time denying services that will help people find real work.

The idea is that desperate people will do anything to survive. Even take on work that is unsuitable to their needs, demeaning and dangerous, at a fraction of the normal wage and no protection.  And this is to be achieved by not only making welfare harder to obtain. But by keeping benefits so low that they are not enough to cover even basic needs.

Australias job market is depressed and there are more people looking for work than there are available jobs. It only makes sense, if the purpose is to use the unemployed to replace those already in secure work. And this can only be achieved, if the pay and conditions are cut down.

Government policy is therefore a means to create a more effective source of cheap labour, to further undermine the pay and conditions of the whole workforce.

In this context, the ACOSS campaign is timely. Forcing the government into making substantial increases to the Youth Allowance and Newstart will not only protect those on these benefits. It will defend the position of the whole workforce.

 

Source ACOSS

The gr...

00:00

April 19 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed National"

1623 - After kidnapping an Aboriginal bloke the previous day it wasn't surprising that the Dutch sailors of the Pera were then greeted by over 200 angry and hostile Aboriginals in North QLD.

1770 - Lieut Zachary Hicks eyeballed the point of land which now bears his name as Point Hicks (Cape Everard).

1805 - Aboriginal people defending their land managed to kill several colonists which resulted in a Government Order today to Captain William Bligh to send soldiers to protect the settlers.

1818 Phillip Parker King discovers Port Essington , later one of the first British settlements in what is now the Northern Territory.

1831 - The Sydney Gazette reported that: - Elizabeth Smith, an importation by the Earl of Liverpool, who made her first appearance ashore on Friday last was charged with insolence to her mistress. It appeared that the prisoner was assigned direct from the ship, to the service of a gentleman in Sydney, to whose house she was sent on the day she landed. In the afternoon obtained permission of her mistress to go out, on some business of her own, for a limited time, which she exceeded, and on being reprimanded on her return home, told her mistress she was " a-good-for nothing hussy," and that she (Elizabeth) " knew by the cut of her jib" that the service would not answer her. The bench sentenced her to the third class in the Factory for three months. Elizabeth Smith had been assigned to William Foster in Sydney on arrival.

1836 - Governor Bourke visited Newcastle on the Ceres. He inspected the site for the New Military Barracks and other buildings which were to be erected at Newcastle, proceeded overland to Brisbane Water and returned to Sydney.

1856 - Stoke up your boiler, Aunty Maud, the first steam railway from Adelaide to Port Adelaide started chuffing along.

1876 - Those erstwhile Fenian convicts all gallivanting aboard the whaling ship Catalpa were called to hove to by the armed guards aboard the Georgette after they'd fired a shot across her bow; the master of the Catalpa claimed they were in international waters, inquiring would the Water Police Superintendent J. F. Stone like to trigger An Incident?
As Britain had just then lost a 3 million pound case in similar circumstances Stone decided his wage didn't quite stretch far enough to cover his backside so he let the Catalpa go sailing off into the sunset with the escaped political prisoners.

1877 - The Main Western Railway Line (NSW) was opened from Blayney to Orange.

1900 - Tired of twiddling their thumbs after the Sunday roast the Victorian pollies dreamt up a Royal Commission on local government laws.

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23:09

NEO, EOS, Litecoin, IOTA and Stellar: Technical Analysis April 19, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Nothing major from the news and today I would like us to check NEO. As we can see from the charts, buyers are rejecting lower prices and like EOS, there is accumulation going on. I will look for buy opportunities in these two pairs and trade according to our previous altcoins price forecast.

Lets have a look at these charts:

XLM/USD (Stellar Lumens)

It appears that after everything, Stellar Lumens needed all but a small nudge. It did came and the result? Well, as hard statistics shows, Stellar Lumens is one of the top performers gaining 10% in the last 24 hours. With this, it means its market cap grew to $6.4B cementing its spot at number 8. Besides the ever vibrant SE Asia liquidity and huge trading volumes, news of Novatti Payment integration was a boost. I really think Stellar Lumens buyers can build on from here.

22:32

Sean Hannity- Seth Rich- and Hannitys Focus on Clinton "IndyWatch Feed National"

With everything that is happening in our government right now esp with this Cohen guy- I have started to wonder if there is something more with this thing concerning Sean Hannity and his reporting on Seth Rich.

Hannity reported constantly that Hillary Clinton and the DNC was behind the murder of Seth Rich- but here is the thing. Seth Rich was born and raised in Omaha NE.

People in Omaha know what happened in Omaha in the 80s. It isnt a secret to anyone who has lived in Omaha . And since Rich was raised and grew up in Omaha- chances are he heard about it. We ALL have who have lived there. I mean Omaha is a small place and other than drink and eat- there really isnt much to do but talk.

Back in the 80s our national media reported that this child trafficking went straight to the Bush Sr./Reagan White House. This would have been damaging to the Republicans had this come out again during the election.

My point is that maybe the reason Hannity focused on Clinton concerning Seth Rich was maybe to deflect from the fact that there was a good chance that it was the Republican party that had more of a reason to kill Rich than the Democratic party.

Not saying that Hillary and the pedophilia crap with Podesta isnt real but believing that the Republican party- who were called out in the 80s for being involved simply turned their cash cow completely over to the Democrats is ridiculous.

And all of these people are known for pitting the population against each other. We are so used to choosing the lesser evil that I think they count on it. So maybe the whole thing was an elaborate ploy to discombobulate the issue to keep everyone from focusing on the child trafficking issue.

Pointing fingers at each other kept the population from focusing on the real issue behind the murder of Rich. And if it WAS about child trafficking considering that Rich was FROM Omaha- that could point more to the Republicans than the Democrats. Or perhaps a few of each were involved. Who knows? At this point no one does.

The fact that Rich was murdered and no one knows the facts surrounding his murder is undisputed. Nor is the fact that Sean Hannity focused on it with regards to the Clinton camp- esp considering Richs parents are suing him for that fact. And Trump and Hannity are connected through Cohen. And neither camp is unknown to murder, considering the Clinton kill list and Trump bragging he could murder someone on 5th Ave in public and no one would do anything.

Has anyone ever considered that this is all connected as are all the people involved? Epstein- the Clintons- and Trump are all friends- or were. I mean they have all flown on the Lolita Express and stayed on Epsteins island. With all this considered obviously they werent always in opposing camps...

22:20

Religious leaders say no Adani "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed from Queensland

More than 50 religious leaders have banded together to urge Adani to abandon its Queensland coal project and invest in renewable energy instead.

The group includes Christian ministers, rabbis, nuns, ordained Buddhists and imams from across Australia. They have put their names to a letter that has been delivered to Adanis headquarters in Townsville.

Signatories include Muslims Australia President Dr Rateb Jneid, Anglican Dean of Brisbane Dr Peter Catt and Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black.

Adanis $16.5 billion coal mining and rail project has generated widespread opposition, because of its contribution to carbon emissions, destruction of Aboriginal land and farming, impact on the water supply, and the significant threat it poses to the Great Barrier reef.

Regardless of all this, the Australian government has Given Adani the go ahead.

Protecting our common home and all those who live here is an essential part of each of our faiths,said the letter to company chairman Gautam Adani.

The leaders oppose all new coal mining in the Galilee Basin, with fears it could impact on water supplies, climate change and the Great Barrier Reef.

Adani has argued the $16.5 billion Carmichael mine would be a boon for jobs in struggling areas of regional Queensland. This is hotly disputed by opponents, who argue that it will damge other parts of the economy and that the number of promised jobs is greatly exaggerated, because this is a capital intensive industry.

The religious leaders said they also supported local jobs and has called for an increased investment in renewable energy like solar, saying Coal communities need serious investment to make the transition from the dirty energy of the past to the clean energy of the future.

The religious leaders said they also supported local jobs and has called for an increased investment in renewable energy like solar. Coal communities need serious investment to make the transition from the dirty energy of the past to the clean energy of the future, the letter said.

 

 

 

 

The post Religious leaders say no Adani appeared first on The Pen.

22:18

British Propaganda and Disinformation: An Imperial and Colonial Tradition "IndyWatch Feed National"

British Propaganda and Disinformation: An Imperial and Colonial Tradition

WAYNE MADSEN | 16.04.2018 | WORLD / EUROPEMIDDLE EAST

British Propaganda and Disinformation: An Imperial and Colonial Tradition

When it comes to creating bogus news stories and advancing false narratives, the British intelligence services have few peers. In fact, the Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6) has led the way for its American cousins and Britains Commonwealth partners from Canada and Australia to India and Malaysia in the dark art of spreading falsehoods as truths. Recently, the world has witnessed such MI-6 subterfuge in news stories alleging that Russia carried out a novichok nerve agent attack against a Russian migr and his daughter in Salisbury, England. This propaganda barrage was quickly followed by yet another the latest in a series of similar fabrications alleging the Syrian government attacked civilians in Douma, outside of Damascus, with chemical weapons.
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21:39

Paul Craig Roberts: Truth is no longer important to a complicit media willing to parrot imperialist lies "IndyWatch Feed National"

I wonder how many people, not just Americans but those in other countries, have come to the conclusion that the United States today is a less free and less aware society than the societies in the dystopian novels of the 20th century or in movies such as The Matrix and V for Vendetta. Just as people in the dystopian novels had no idea of their real situation, few Americans do either. What are we to make of the extraordinary war crimes committed by the United States in the 21st century that have destroyed in whole or part seven countries, resulting in millions of dead, maimed, orphaned, and displaced peoples? Consider, for example, the latest Washington war crime, the illegal attack on Syria. Instead of protesting this illegality, the American media egged it on, cheering impending death and destruction. During the entirety of the 21st century, Israel, Washington's only ally-as contrasted with the European, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese vassal states of Washington's empire-has continued with Washington's support, protection, and encouragement the genocide of the Palestinian people. Essentially, all that is left of Palestine is a ghetto concentration camp known as Gaza which is routinely bombed by Israel using weapons and money supplied by Washington. When a bombing of Gaza is announced, God's Chosen People take their lawn chairs and picnics up on a hill overlooking Gaza and applaud as the Israeli military murders women and children. This is America's only ally.

19:00

Great Barrier Reef at unprecedented risk of collapse after major bleaching event "IndyWatch Feed National"

The record-breaking marine heatwave in 2016 across the Great Barrier Reef has left much of the coral ecosystem at an unprecedented risk of collapse, research shows.

A new study published in Nature finds that the surge in sea temperatures during the 2016 bleaching event led to an immediate and long-lasting die-off of coral.

This, in turn, led to vast swathes of the reef being transformed into highly altered, degraded systems, which are now vulnerable to total ecological collapse, the authors conclude.

The large-scale loss of coral is a harbinger of further radical shifts in the condition and dynamics of all ecosystems, they add, if global action on climate change fails to limit warming to 1.5-2C above the pre-industrial baseline.

Turning white

The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest coral reef, stretching 2,300km from Papua New Guinea to the coast of Queensland, Australia. Over the past two decades, the Great Barrier Reef has seen four mass bleaching events, most recently in 2016 and 2017.

Coral bleaching is primarily caused by prolonged exposure to high sea temperatures. Under continued heat stress, the corals expel the tiny colourful algae living in their tissues known as zooxanthellae leaving behind a stark white skeleton.

The algae provide the corals with energy through photosynthesis. Without them, the corals can slowly starve. Healthy corals can live from two to several hundred years.

The mass bleaching event of 2016, which took place in the summer months of February, March and April, was the most devastating on record, affecting 94% of reefs surveyed...

19:00

The Californians Are Coming! "IndyWatch Feed National"

I got a phone call a few months back from a woman in Arizona who sought my advice. Her town was receiving an influx of new residents from out of state and it was obvious the trend was accelerating. The resulting growth and economic distortions caused by an expanding population, more traffic congestion, less open space, stresses on municipal services, and higher home prices would (all together now) change the character of the community. She was an earnest woman who genuinely cared for her town and was in search of tools to manage the inevitable in the best way possible. But I had to smile when she announced, The Californians are coming! in a thick Chicago accent. How long had she been in Arizona?

I rented a house here in California to a Canadian couple for four years. They relocated to take advantage of career opportunities in San Francisco. They owned a condo in Vancouver which they rented out while they were living here so it was a financial wash for them. When a great job presented itself in Kelowna, B.C. the couple returned to Canada.

But the timing was rough. The city of Vancouver had recently enacted a tax on foreign property investors meant to cool the overheated real estate market. One side effect was a 25% price spike in Kelowna in a single year as hot money found the next sweet spot. In Vancouver, the tax induced a brief lull in the property market for a few months, but then prices resumed their upward trajectory as pools of international funds kept searching for a safe haven. Whats an extra 15% if youre already paying cash for a $1.2M condo? Was there anything Kelowna could have done to alter that trajectory? Friends in Australia tell me Hobart, Tasmania is seeing significant home value increases as people from Melbourne migrate to second and third tier cities in the provinces...

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17:46

Vaccine companies recruiting pregnant women for experiments "IndyWatch Feed National"

Perth, Australian moms-to-be are needed for a world-first vaccine trial, aiming to protect their unborn babies from a deadly virus. In other words, the vaccine industry is recruiting pregnant women to participate in vaccine experiments....

The post Vaccine companies recruiting pregnant women for experiments appeared first on Vaxxter.

17:03

Suicide pod makes its debut at Amsterdam funeral show "IndyWatch Feed National"

A controversial suicide pod that enables its occupant to kill themselves at a press of a button went on display at Amsterdam funeral show on Saturday. Called the "Sarco", short for sarcophagus, the 3D-printed machine invented by Australian euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke and Dutch designer Alexander Bannink comes with a detachable coffin, mounted on a stand that contains a nitrogen canister. "The person who wants to die presses the button and the capsule is filled with nitrogen. He or she will feel a bit dizzy but will then rapidly lose consciousness and die," said Nitschke, who has been dubbed "Dr Death" for his work to legalise euthanasia. The "Sarco" is a device "to provide people with a death when they wish to die," Nitschke told AFP.

16:43

Once Upon A Time Long Ago Truth Was Important "IndyWatch Feed National"

I wonder how many people, not just Americans but those in other countries, have come to the conclusion that the United States today is a less free and less aware society than the societies in the dystopian novels of the 20th century or in movies such as The Matrix and V for Vendetta. Just as people in the dystopian novels had no idea of their real situation, few Americans do either.

What are we to make of the extraordinary war crimes committed by the United States in the 21st century that have destroyed in whole or part seven countries, resulting in millions of dead, maimed, orphaned, and displaced peoples? Consider, for example, the latest Washington war crime, the illegal attack on Syria. Instead of protesting this illegality, the American media egged it on, cheering impending death and destruction.

During the entirety of the 21st century, Israel, Washingtons only allyas contrasted with the European, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese vassal states of Washingtons empirehas continued with Washingtons support, protection, and encouragement the genocide of the Palestinian people. Essentially, all that is left of Palestine is a ghetto concentration camp known as Gaza which is routinely bombed by Israel using weapons and money supplied by Washington. When a bombing of Gaza is announced, Gods Chosen People take their lawn chairs and picnics up on a hill overlooking Gaza and applaud as the Israeli military murders women and children. This is Americas only ally.

The crimes committed by the US and Israel are horrific, but meet with little opposition. In contrast, an alleged attack in which 70 Syrians are alleged to have died sets in motion the wheels of war. It makes no sense whatsoever. Israel routinely bombs Syrian targets, killing Syrians, and the US arms and supports the rebels that the Obama regime sent to overthrow Assad, resulting in large numbers of dead Syrians. Why all of a sudden do 70 Syrians matter to Washington?

According to the Washington authorities, or to the presstitutes reports of their statements, two or three alleged Syrian chemical weapons facilities were destroyed by Washingtons missile attack. Think about this for a minute. If Washington bombed or sent missiles into chemical weapons facilities, a vast cloud of lethal gas would have been released. The civilian casualties would be many times higher than the claimed 70 victims of Assads alleged and unsubstantiated chemical attack used as the pretext for the Trump regimes war crime against Syria. The...

16:42

BP Claims Oil Spills Are Socially Acceptable and Boost Local Economies "IndyWatch Feed National"

BP Oil Spills(TIM)  British Petroleum, better known as BP, sought to convince the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) of Australia that a potential oil spill off the countrys coast would provide a welcome boost to local economies. BP made the claim in 2016 in an environmental plan written to convince NOPSEMA to approve the companys bid []

15:21

PERTH WA man pleads guilty to child sex abuse charges "IndyWatch Feed National"

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WA man pleads guilty to child sex abuse charges .

April 18, 2018 at 01:56PM .

The father entered guilty pleas when he appeared today in Perth Magistrates Court via video link from Casuarina Prison. His partner, a 39-year-old woman, also appeared in court from Perths Bandyup womens prison, and was remanded in prison until May 11 while she seeks legal advice. The woman

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15:21

PERTH Child sex ring: Perth father pleads guilty to abuse charges "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Child sex ring: Perth father pleads guilty to abuse charges .

April 18, 2018 at 05:18PM .

The stepfather, who appeared in Perth Magistrates Court this morning, pleaded guilty to three charges of sexually penetrating a child who was a de facto relative, and one count of encouraging a child who was a relate to engage in sexual behaviour. Yesterday, the man was charged with a further 65

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PERTH Father charged over alleged child sex abuse ring admits abusing stepdaughter "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Father charged over alleged child sex abuse ring admits abusing stepdaughter .

April 18, 2018 at 02:28PM .

The stepfather pleaded guilty in the Perth Magistrates court to three charges of sexually penetrating a child who was a de facto relative, and one count of encouraging a child who was a relative to engage in sexual behaviour. The man was charged on Tuesday with a further 70 offences alleging other

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15:21

PERTH Swingers child sex abuse club: father pleads guilty to four counts of abusing stepdaughter "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Swingers child sex abuse club: father pleads guilty to four counts of abusing stepdaughter .

April 18, 2018 at 01:45PM .

A MAN alleged to have been part of a swingers club which sexually abused a string of children in Perths northern suburbs has pleaded guilty to four counts of abusing his stepdaughter. The 45-year-old man, who appeared in Perth Magistrates Court this morning, admitted that three days after Christmas

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PERTH Swingers club paedophile dad, 45, admits to abusing his stepdaughter and faces another 75 "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Swingers club paedophile dad, 45, admits to abusing his stepdaughter and faces another 75 .

April 18, 2018 at 06:28PM .

A 45-year-old man accused of sexually abusing children during swinging sex parties in Western Australia has pleaded guilty to four of his 83 charges. The man appeared in Perth Magistrates Court via video link from Casuarina Prison on Wednesday and admitted sexually penetrating one of his

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5628785/Perth-Swingers-club-paedophile-dad-admits-abusing-stepdaughter.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNG-5Hk7ccvA3kPnnBLW0XY3bicyqA

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15:13

Should Trump Launch Missile Strikes on England and Australia? "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Kent Heckenlively, JD I say this in jest, but I believe my logic is sound.  You decide. Would you agree with me that any country which interferes in our democracy should fear not just economic sanctions, but military action as well? Okay, talk among yourselves for a minute. It looks like we have a Continue reading Should Trump Launch Missile Strikes on England and Australia?

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14:10

Market Talk- April 18, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Wall Streets euphoria spilled-over into Asia with many markets making gains. The one outsider today was the SENSEX which closed marginally lower -0.2%, breaking its recent winning streak. We continue to see the INR trade weaker against the dollar and now is heading for levels not seen since late September 2017. The majority of the day traded in positive territory and was the last hour that saw some profit taking into the close. However, away from India we saw healthy gains for Japan, China, Australia and the KOPSI after news of constructive North/South talks. The Nikkei gained +1.4% following a weaker Yen helping exporters, but to be fair did see a broad based rally. A healthy +0.75% days return for both Shanghai and the Hang Seng following yesterdays RRR rate reduction but also aided by positive sentiment coming from a strong US session.

Europe was a mixed bag today with the DAX barely managing to break into positive ground, whilst the CAC and FTSE increased +0.5% and +1.25% respectively. Economic data helped some whilst hindering others. The Auto sector was a real drag for Germany (lowest in 5yrs), but commodity rallies helped the FTSE. GBP had a poor day after inflation numbers dropped from the 2.7% down to 2.5% and Sterling broke below the 1.42 level resulting in a near 1% fall from yesterdays highs. European numbers actually beat forecasts, but failed to break the previous release. Energy prices were a huge boost today especially when we saw gains in-excess of 3%.

Although futures indications were positive ahead of the opening bell, values took a while to actually see the DOW make ground. The NASDAQ and S+P both were prepared to run but the large industrials were not convinced. Earnings have been releasing better than expected, but the currency increasing is having a marginal tug on equity gains. Confidence is improving as noted by the FEDs Beige book even after the IMFs warning of global growth announced yesterday. The DXY is holding recent gains which is supporting the talk of capital flowing into the US.

Japan 0.03%, US 2s closed 2.43% (+4bp), 10s 2.87 (+4bp), 30s 3.06% (+4bp), Bunds 0.53% (+3bp), France 0.74% (+1bp), Italy 1.71% (-4bp), Greece 3.95% (-2bp), Turkey 12.32% (-35bp), Portugal...

13:56

MACKAY Sarina man who ran stop sign caused fiery intersection smash "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 18, 2018 at 05:30AM ,

Sarina man who ran stop sign caused fiery intersection smash

April 18, 2018 at 05:30AM ,

A SARINA father of four who drove through a stop sign and t-boned another car, causing his ute to burst into flames, has described himself as a little old woman driver. David Ian Glendinning, of Sarina, faced Mackay Magistrates Court more than three years after a collision at Palmyra on February 21,

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13:56

MACKAY Drug trafficker faces sentence for ice driving "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Drug trafficker faces sentence for ice driving

April 18, 2018 at 07:11AM ,

A GLENELLA woman convicted of drug trafficking has faced court from prison to be sentenced for an outstanding drug-driving offence. Allana Reumer appeared before Mackay Magistrates Court via videolink on Monday, without a lawyer. The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to driving with methamphetamines

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13:15

Philippine President says he ordered the Bureau of Immigration to detain, investigate Australian nun, advocate for the poor "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

President Duterte said that he ordered the detention of Patricia Fox, 71, for her supposed vocal criticism of the government.

The STAR/Miguel De Guzman

 

(philstar.com) April 18, 2018 6:40pm

MANILA, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday blasted an Australian nun for her supposed vocal criticism of the government and said that he was the one who ordered the Bureau of Immigration to detain her.

Particia Fox, 71, an Australian nun who has been advocating land reform and rights of farmers in the Philippines, was detained from Monday to Tuesday for her supposed violations of an immigration order banning the involvement of foreign nationals in the partisan activities and political assemblies.

Duterte said that the only reason Fox was released was she was not caught in the act of berating the government.

Bureau of Immigration lawyers, in a two-page note with recommendation to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente prior to her release, said that while Fox was alleged to have taken part in protest actions by farmers in the past, she was not doing so at the time when BI operatives served her the mission order.

The Philippine leader made the statement after Fox, in a television interview, said that the military might be behind her detention at the office of the Bureau of Immigration.

It was not the military who arrested the Catholic nun. It was upon my orders implemented by the Bureau of Immigration, and I take full responsibility, legal or otherwise, for this incident, Duterte said during his remarks at the turnover ceremony at the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Camp Aguinaldo.

I ordered her investigated not arrested, for a disorderly conduct, the president said.

According to a Law professor who agreed to give input on condition of anonymity, as a general rule, arrests can only be made if a judge has issued a warrant after a criminal case has been filed or if a crime is committed in the presence of law enforcement. In which case, an inquest proceeding must be held immediately to determine if charges sh...

12:43

Raw And Uncut: Inside Australias live, Long-Haul Animal Exports "IndyWatch Feed National"

Days after a whistleblower exposed the extreme suffering of sheep on-board live export ships new footage reveals what happens to the animals who survive.
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12:31

The Hannity Case Demands a Boycott of His Advertisers "IndyWatch Feed National"

The problems at Fox News go way beyond Sean Hannity. But he is a major problem. For him to go on air and defend attorney Michael Cohen numerous times without so much as mentioning that Cohen is his legal adviser is the height of journalistic corruption.

Nor is it only Fox that hides the financial and personal interests of its celebrity commentators from the public.

In 2008, in a story that is unremembered and unheeded, The New York Times blew the whistle on a Pentagon scam to place ex-officers on CNN as Iraq War and security commentators, while never disclosing their ongoing ties to the U.S. military or their ties to companies making money off the war. There is no reason at all to believe that CNN has cleaned up its act. Fox is guilty of the same sort of interlocking directorates strategy in news provision.

The information system in the United States is mostly broken. Twenty-four hour cable news is just a pretext for earning advertising dollars and therefore mostly presents infotainment or cheap panel debates (mostly by partisans or people without any obvious credentials or special knowledge).

A handful of corporations own all of the major television news outlets. Even at the level of more trusted local stations, Sinclair [Broadcast Group] has been buying them up and using onerous contracts with the anchors to force them into reciting pro-Trump propaganda.

Fox News is a project of far right-wing Australian-origin billionaire Rupert Murdoch to push television news in the United States in the direction of white nationalism, white grievance, romanticism about the business class, defense of neocolonialism and punitive attitudes toward workers and the dissident middle class. It has a firm editorial line, which is sent in explicit memos to on-screen presenters. Its stars have been serial sex abusers like Roger Ailes and Bill OReilly. Hannity has emerged as the last Great White Hope among the bullies of cable news, and that he is corrupt and dishonest should come as no surprise.

What to do about all this? Most of the people reading this dont watch Fox anyway (and by the way, there are some excellent reporters employed by this corporation and the local stations are often quite good).

The only thing that has been shown to work is a consumer boycott of advertisers. That is what got rid of the odious OReilly.

Note that I am not calling for a boycott of Hannity advertisers because I dislike him personally or because I disagree with his politics.

He has revealed himself to be corrupt and dishonest with his viewers on a basic level that should be unacceptable even in a generally corrupt co...

12:11

Flesh-eating disease Buruli ulcer increasing at alarming rate in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

A flesh-eating disease known as the Buruli ulcer, which is usually found in West and Central Africa, has been increasing at an alarming rate in Australia over the past two years, especially in the state of Victoria. A report published Tuesday in the Medical Journal of Australia describes the disease as a "worsening epidemic, defined by cases rapidly increasing in number, becoming more severe in nature and occurring in new geographic areas."

11:41

Brian C Houston of Hillsong on Twitter: Good morning @hillsong Australia. Im missing you all "IndyWatch Feed National"

11:20

Sketches found from a 1956 Australian abduction case "IndyWatch Feed National"

Hi all,

I have been continuing my examination of the electronic files of former US researcher Dr. Michael Swords, who kindly provided me with a copy of these extensive files. There are numerous Australian cases amongst this material, which I have slowly been going through.

This post examines an apparent abduction experience, one of the reported earliest for this country. For a comprehensive catalogue of Australian abduction accounts, take a look here.

The source for this particular early Australian abduction account comes from Sydney researcher Bill Chalker, who included it in a piece he wrote for Australian "Penthouse" magazine of November 1989, page 37.

The account

The event took place near Hughenden in Queensland, see the Google map below.


It involved a then twelve year old girl, given the alias of Miss L. She was crossing a paddock on the family farm when she felt a strange force upon her, and she heard a "humming" sound. She felt as if she was being lifted off the ground and fainted.

She awoke to find herself in a large, strange room. The room was not furnished. She noticed an arched doorway leading into a corridor; that there were porthole-like windows along one wall, and that the room had no joins or seams.

After surveying the room, which featured a coloured galaxy display on one wall, the girl felt enormous pressure and again lost consciousness.

She found herself back on the farm, but in a different paddock, with a huge saucer shaped object j=hovering above her, before it rapidly ascended to the west. The girl believed that two hours had elapsed since she initially lost consciousness.

VUFORS material

It was therefore with some surprise that I found that amongst the Swords' material were three pages of documents related to this case.

Document one was headed "UFO 1956 Cressy Station, Hughenden, Australia" and a signature which looks like "F Jedlicko." This appears to be a plan of the object as seen from above.

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10:29

Dad "IndyWatch Feed National"

It's coming up to Dad's 7th anniversary of shedding his husk and flitting off into the aether.
I'm a tad teary.
Having a few G & T's to toast the old bugger, wishing I'd asked some more direct questions about his fathers Aboriginal mother, ignoring his firm "do not pass go, do not collect $200 " tone of voice which always ALWAYS slammed that door closed on further queries.
Still missing his humour, knowing he'd have loved Think Tank quiz show, he'd be hankering for the new Doctor Who series, he'd be looking forward to the new Miss Phryne Fisher Murder Mystery movies and books, watching The Drum and arguing with the idiots or telling Shaun Micallef how brilliant he is, each week.

10:15

Yoga Leggings Localish Surf Apparel "IndyWatch Feed National"

Localish represents the feeling of belonging to the areas and communities, whether youre a native, part-time resident, or just visiting by. Inspired by this idea, Localish apparel is made with original designs made somewhere between Hawaii and California. Localish offers wide range of surf apparel including surf leggings, womens surf t-shirts, mens surfing t shirts, mens surf apparel, womens surf apparel, mens sweatshirt hoodie, surf tank tops for men, surf tank tops for women, and many more. Yoga and Surfing leggings of Localish include the following: ocean camo leggings hibiscus leggings sup leggings women's surf leggings digi camo leggings sunset leggings camouflage legging / camo leggings surf capri digi camo leggings sup yoga leggings blue camo leggings upf leggings mens surf tank tops surfing t shirts surf tank top men's tanks surf capris Visit the website https://livelocalish.com/ to see all products. Order now!

07:53

Antifa is liberalism, feminism is cancer, and Im a monkeys uncle "IndyWatch Feed National"

My first reaction on reading Marianne Garneaus essay Antifa is liberalism (Ritual, April 11, 2018) was: lolwut. The second was to be reminded of Ward Churchills essay Pacifism As Pathology: in particular, his being at pains to distinguish between, on Continue reading

06:38

Chemical agents, flash grenades and laser-sighted shot guns unleashed on children in Western Australias youth jail "IndyWatch Feed National"

A report released by the Independent Inspector of Custodial Services has detailed horrific conditions and treatment in Western Australias only youth jail, Banksia Hill. The Inspector has called on the McGowan Government to take urgent action.

The report shows that in 2016 and 2017 children in Banksia Hill were:

  • Subjected to chemical agents, flash grenades and laser-sighted shot guns;
  • On an average day, forced to spend more time locked in their cells than outside;
  • Forced to undergo thousands of strip searches;
  • Exposed to prolonged solitary confinement;
  • Denied proper education; and
  • Denied proper health care.

Ruth Barson, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, said that the findings were jaw-dropping and that the McGowan Government must overhaul Western Australias decaying youth justice system.

Its mind boggling to think that while the Northern Territory Royal Commission into the abuses in Don Dale was turning over every stone to make sure such cruelty never happened again, just across the border in Western Australia, children were being subjected to similar brutality, said Ms Barson.

In the report, the Inspector says that he has a depressing sense of dj vu and that for the nine years he has been in the job Banksia Hill has lurched from crises to partial recovery and then back into crisis. 

The Inspectors report builds on five previous reports which have shown a pattern of abuse and neglect in Banksia Hill. The Inspector has previously called Banksia Hill a failure and recommended it be closed, in favour of smaller, home-like facilities.

Banksia Hill is Western Australias only youth jail and is over-capacity due to Western Australias excessive and punitive laws. There are currently around 170 children in Banksia Hill, some as young as ten, including young girls and children on remand who have not been found guilty of an offence.

Ms Barson said that Western Australias youth justice system is cruel and antiquated and in desperate need of repair. 

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06:07

CBA gets gold medal for charging fees for no service "IndyWatch Feed National"

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Image contributed

The Commonwealth Bank wins the gold medal for charging customers fees for financial advice they never received, the banking royal commission has heard.

Australias largest bank has charged more fees for no service than other other financial services entity in the country, counsel assisting the royal commission Mark Costello said.

It would be the gold medallist if ASIC was handing out medals for fees for no service, wouldnt it, the barrister asked on Wednesday.

Linda Elkins, the executive general manager of the banks wealth management arm Colonial First State, replied yes.

Commonwealth Bank has refunded $118.5 million to customers who were charged fees for advice they did not receive.

Thats more than half the $219 million compensation paid by the big four banks and Australias largest wealth manager AMP over the last decade to more than 310,000 financial advice customers charged fees for no service.

Clients of CBAs Commonwealth Financial Planning, BW Financial Planning and Count Financial businesses were charged ongoing fees for financial advice where no advice services were provided, mainly during the period July 2007 to June 2015.

Mr Costello questioned whether Colonial First State had taken any action over fees deducted from client accounts it managed where no advice service was provided by the CBA entities.

Ms Elkins said Colonial was satisfied with the investigations and remediation undertaken by the advice businesses and CBA.

I can certainly assure you, as the product issuer, I was very unhappy with what was happening, but I did believe that allowing Commonwealth Financial Planning to investigate and carry out their remediation was going to get the best outcome for customers, she told the commission.

Ahead of this weeks royal commission hearing, CBA and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission announced an agreement over an advice refund program involving two bank subsidiaries.

Commonwealth Financial Planning and the now-closed BW Financial Advice have paid $88.6 million in compensation to 31,500 customers who did not receive an annual review as part of their financial advice service pa...

06:06

Lines of disorder "IndyWatch Feed National"

The woman I knew best, of course, was my own mother. I could see my hips, legs and breasts becoming hers, and I heard her every self-abasement as my own. Shed take up walking regimes, or cut out bread for a month, and then on weeknights Id come into the kitchen to find shed caved and drunk an entire bottle of white wine. It was a cliche, a stock-standard Electra complex, but there was no way in hell I was going to become her.

06:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00010 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 1.05 AUD
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04:39

The Daily "Near You?" "IndyWatch Feed National"

Robertson, New South Wales, Australia. Thanks for stopping by!

04:24

Meet Our New National Director! "IndyWatch Feed National"

Hello ANTaR friends!

It is an honour for me to have joined ANTaR,  a respected and important advocacy organisation for the rights of First Peoples, and I look forward to joining with you all to continuing fighting for the justice, rights and respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.

I come, most recently, from helping run the Close the Gap Campaign and also managing the secretariat support for the National Health Leadership Forum which sees the peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations collaborate together.

At the Close the Gap Campaign, I saw first hand the value, dedication and commitment of ANTaR in helping to support the pursuit of justice and self-determination for Australias First Peoples. So it gives me a lot of pride to be given the opportunity to help continue to build the legacy of ANTaR into the future.

The reality is, organisations like ANTaR and the campaigns it supports such as Close the Gap, Change the Record and the Redfern Statement Alliance (amongst others) are still necessary to hold governments to account for their obligations to First Peoples.

Persistent gaps in life expectancy and health outcomes, world-beating (and shameful) rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration, and rates of child-removal that are greater now than at the time of the Bringing Them Home Report (LINK). We must do better to support our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family, friends, colleagues and fellow citizens to enjoy full, free and healthy lives in one of the richest nations on Earth.

We are entering another crucial period for advocacy and we need your help now more than ever. (LINK)

A Federal Election will be held within 12 months, the latest government process (LINK) to establish another Joint Select Committee in Parliament on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples we must make it clear to the next Federal Government that Constitutional Recognition can no longer be put off.

In Uluru last year, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from across Australia made a direct and powerful statement on their aspirations for true recognition in Australias Constitution.
In calling for a Voice in the Consti...

04:22

Scientists march for science and action on global warming "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Ben Wilson

On Sunday 15 April, protectors of the critical role of science in our lives gathered in eight cities across Australia, to call on the government to support evidence-based decision making, and to support the bringing back of a ministry of science.

It was the second annual March for Science, and this years rally featured speeches by a range of experts.

Vivien Thomson is a farmer and a firefighter, and one of the only women to win the Australian Fire Service Medal for distinguished service. She says science underpins all her work, not only on the farm but also fighting fires.

Ive never seen fires be so hard and so fast and harder to put out the climate surrounding our firefighting capacity is really affecting our ability to put those fires out, she said.

Its like the natural phenomenon are on steroids.

Science based evidence tells us that human activity is resulting in a greenhouse effect that is causing global warming. Vested interests and those who are misled by them, are waging a ceaseless campaign against science to discredit the overwhelming evidence, and this has encouraged a rise in disrespect for science.

Nevertheless, everyone is experiencing the increasing intensity of heatwaves, floods and droughts. These effects are being felt in Australia.

As Australia experiences one of its hottest Aprils on record, demonstrators called on the government to give greater support to scientific research to tackle climate warming.

The jury is in, its indisputable human impact on the current warming climate and also the jury is in on how quickly we need to act, said Spencer, Sydney University Ambassador for mathematics and science.

The denigration of science holds back urgent action on the threat of global warming. This is bad enough on its own and underlines the importance of defending it. But it doesnt stop here. Science and its growth are essential to civilisation. Our standard of living, health and many other important aspects of our lives depend on it.

Science has from time to time been used for purposes that have resulted in negative consequences. But its positive contribution has been overwhelming and changed the way we look at ourselves and the world we live in. Our understanding of how nature works, capacity to find solutions to problems is enhanced with it. The application of scientific method, that is relying on observation, testing, drawing up an understanding of what is going on, observing and testing again, on an ever-going cycle, provides the means to new discoveries.

The war against science denies all this and threatens to plunge us into an age of ignorance. Science needs to be defended, and an important part of this is th...

04:19

Meet Our New National Director "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Meet Our New National Director
Hello ANTaR friends!
It is an honour for me to have
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important advocacy organisation!
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04:13

Flawed & dangerous debt recovery system "IndyWatch Feed National"

Debt amount: 
$10000
Date debt issued: 
Sunday, 15 October 2017
Period debt occurred: 
June 2010 to July 2013
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Youth Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes & I won
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

So, i was told i had a debt of nearly 10 grand, for a three year period beginning eight years ago.
I was applying for Newstart at the time of discovering this information so i was understandably upset.

I was wracking my brains at just how in the world that would have happened, but obviously being so long ago, and over a three year period, it's impossible to recall.
For portions of those years, I was studying(austudy) & also briefly on Newstart. Through worry & tears, i got in touch with my previous employer & luckily they sti...

03:50

Little Girl Spots Something Unusual While Out For A Walk "IndyWatch Feed National"

Anja Boot, her daughter and a few friends were hiking through Cradle Mountain National Park in Tasmania, Australia, a couple weeks ago when they encountered something quite unusual a baby wombat hitching a ride on his moms back.

It was actually Boots 11-year-old daughter, Ruby, who first spotted the wombat duo.

Ruby called out to me, Mum, there's a wombat here on top of another one, Boot told The Dodo. I must admit, I had no idea what she could have been meaning as I had never seen this before.

Credit: Anja Boot

When Boot went to have a look, she was pretty surprised.

"I saw Mama wombat about 10 meters [32 feet] away from us, with her baby trying to keep its balance on her back, Boot said. I had one of those overwhelming feelings of the wonder of nature. It was just so special  I've never seen anything like that before.

From a safe distance, they watched the wombat pair crawl through tufts of grass for several minutes while Boot snapped a few photos. Mama wombat would take a few steps to a new patch of grass and the baby would just manage to stay on, Boot said.

Credit: Anja Boot

But when the mother wombat decided to leap over a stream, the baby wombat ran into a touch of trouble.

There had been a huge amount of rain the week before, and the baby literally did a somersault in the air and landed down in the water, Boot said. I stood anxiously on the track waiting to see baby reemerge. The mama in me needed to see that baby back with its own mama.

The mother wombat didnt seem overly concerned about her baby she was too busy munching on grass. But perhaps the mother knew she didnt have to worry.

...

03:21

Janet Albrechtsen on the Turnbull Government's determination to let the ACTU get away with whatever it wants "IndyWatch Feed National"

Janet Albrechtsen brings us a stunning expose of ACTU chief Sally McManus and her fantasy world in The Australian today. The Australian's headline and promotion of the article don't really do Janet's content and research justice: In fact the article is aimed squarely at the Turnbull Government which should have...

03:11

PERTH Father involved in alleged child sex abuse ring charged with 79 more offences "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Father involved in alleged child sex abuse ring charged with 79 more offences .

April 17, 2018 at 03:22PM .

Consensual sex, group sex between consenting adults is not a crime and this is all about protecting our most vulnerable in the community, so I would say they can give us this information anonymously, they can ring Crime Stoppers. The two men are due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on

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03:11

PERTH Father accused of sexually abusing young daughters and stepchildren "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Father accused of sexually abusing young daughters and stepchildren .

April 17, 2018 at 10:45PM .

Both men are scheduled to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday. Taskforce Mirzam was launched to investigate an alleged child sex ring in WA. Source: File/AAP. A woman, who is in a relationship with the 45-year-old man, is accused of abusing her son, eight-year-old daughter and a

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01:42

HARDER- a short film about domestic abuse "IndyWatch Feed National"





Domestic abuse is rife in Australia, please help STOP domestic violence.

01:35

Melbourne Town Hall meeting launches battle to take on industrial relations system and more "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Contributed by Joe Montero

By any account, yesterdays (17 April) meeting of union delegates at the Melbourne Town Hall, was an impressive launch to an active major campaign to bring about an end to what is now widely regarded as an unfair industrial regime in Australia.

The official seating capacity of the hall is 1,500. But many more squeezed in.

Representatives from the Longford Esso-Exxon picket were there. The event marked 300 days they have been out of work, because management is trying to cut their wages by almost 50 percent. Troy, one of the union delegates spoke to the delegates and received a standing ovation.

The main thrust of the meeting was to gain the support of delegates for the Change the Rules campaign and participation to move it forward.

A section of the delegates at the meeting and some of the union banners displayed

Determination to win overwhelming public support and willingness to fight hard, spells serious trouble for the Turnbull government was evident. The emerging battle was expressed in terms of not only bringing an end to this government. But to ensure that the existing industrial relations regime will be replaced by one that is much fairer to all workers, whether they are members of unions or not.

One part of the strategy is to win over the support of the Labor Party, the Greens and other members of parliament. At the same time, it was understood that victory will depend on the ongoing activity on the ground.

Mention was made of the fact that the problem is not one just made by the current government, but one that has been gradually unrolled over at least 30 years. There is an implied criticism of Labor for having played a part in it, although it was acknowledged that the Howard and now Turnbull government have taken it much further.

Speakers referred to the need to confront and ensure the greed of big business is taken on. Big business avoids paying tax with government assistance, while the wages share of the wealth of Australia is reduced, and the richest one percent hold nearly three quarters of it all.

It was also said that this is a political battle, which must be won in the workplaces, in the streets and the neighbourhoods.

Nor was it left at saying that the rules are broken. Solutions were put forward, such as, the n...

01:33

Correspondence: Institute of Public Affairs "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dear Mr Mulholland

In 2003, Mike Nahan stated in the SMH that the IPA would publish your list of your financial supporters in your next annual report:

Accountability should be important for think tanks, says Nahan, which is why he says the IPA intends for the first time to publish a full list of sponsors and contributions in next years annual report.

I have viewed both the annual reports from 2003/4 and 2004/5 and can not see any such list. I have also done a search of the IPA website but have not found this list. Can you please point me to the url or send it to me via email.

Thank you
Rosie Williams
AusGov.info

01:26

hello "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sorry I don't chatter much these days on here, or on Facebook lately, but I've been madly crocheting rugs and ponchos and beanies (oh, my!) for remote Indigenous communities.
The temps drop below freezing in the desert areas and many of our Elders need warm clothing, blankets, the usual Winter basics to survive.
I won't go into detail about the shockingly over-priced "shops" in some towns but there are Indigenous communities who have started up their own op shops, domestic abuse refuges, fabric making/printing workshops, children's libraries, etc, with a little help from peeps around Oz donating items.
No, I won't share any postage details on here as some ultra-right wing arseholes send abusive crap through the post and we won't be encouraging any of those twat-waffling scum.
One thing that has pissed me off this week - and last week - was the police targetting Dylan Voller at the Commonwealth Games.
They managed to seriously injure a female Elder, also, during a peaceful protest.
Police in Victoria are under the spotlight, too, for some really questionable tactics.
Fellas, do yourselves some favours and boot the bastards out of the force, they are giving the rest of you cops a bad name.
There are some decent police, I've engaged with them in the past, but the mongrels who think the uniform gives them carte blanche to savage people in any situation need to be treated like any person breaking the law.
Well, I'm off now, like a bucket of prawns in the noonday sun, to continue crocheting winter woollies.
By the by, Victoria Parliament Library - PLEASE update your "On this day" site; shit tonnes happened in the Colony of Vic, find it !
Also, NSW, QLD, WA, SA, NT & Tassie parliaments?
Create an On This Day searchable database on your parliament websites, ffs.
Hello to the City of Melbourne person who pops over for a regular read!

01:23

Terra Firma seeks premium for 'Project Ribeye' Australian farm sale "IndyWatch Feed National"

13 Apr 2018 | ReutersWith first round bids due imminently, the high expectations could leave foreign bidders in the box seat, testing the government's appetite for foreign ownership of sensitive assets less than two years after it rejected China-led bids for a major energy grid and agricultural company.

01:08

Karen Wyld: Aboriginal health services have been around since the 1970s, and the sky hasnt fallen yet "IndyWatch Feed National"

Over the past few months, some mainstream media outlets have attempted to stir up a hornets nest about health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; Karen Wyld explains.

00:44

Many pink octopuses discovered in deep sea "IndyWatch Feed National"

This video says about itself:

7 April 2017

Scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered a rare sight in the deep ocean a giant octopus eating a jellyfish and possibly using the stingers as a tool. The species, Haliphron atlanticus, is rarely seen alive and most of its life is a mystery to researchers. Females can be up to 13 feet in length and 165 pounds, while the males only grow to about 12 inches. Researchers think the octopus might use the jellyfishs poisonous stingers as a tool for defense or to capture other prey.

From the Field Museum in the USA:

Giant group of octopus moms discovered in the deep sea

April 17, 2018

Summary: At the bottom of the ocean, scientists discovered hundreds of small pink octopuses and their eggs. The colonies were in warmer water than is healthy for octopuses, which means that they probably wont survive. That makes the scientists think there are probably even bigger colonies thriving in the cool rock crevices nearby.

We know more about the surface of the moon that we do about the bottom of the ocean. The sea floor is an alien landscape, with crushing pressure, near-total darkness, and fluids wafting from cracks in the Earths crust. Its also home to some weird animals that scientists are only just getting to know. Case in point: deep-sea expeditions and drones have revealed a giant group of octopuses and their eggs in a place where they shouldnt be able to survive.

When I first saw the photos, I was like No, they shouldnt be there! Not that deep and not that many of them, says Janet Voight, associate curator of zoology at the Field Museum and an author of a new study on the octopuses...

00:35

Sir John Monash Centre - "Tony Abbott's finest vision for Australia" - to be opened next week. Lest We Forget "IndyWatch Feed National"

Paul Kelly was a member of the panel advising Prime Minister Abbott on how best to commemorate the centenary of Australia's engagements on The Western Front during WW1. He's written a great piece on the opening of The Sir John Monash Centre next week - "one of Tony Abbott's finest...

00:31

Telecom, internet complaints soar nearly 30% "IndyWatch Feed National"

Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman in the last six months of 2017 soared almost 30 per cent compared to the same period the previous year, the ombudsmans report reveals.

Australian residential consumers and small businesses made 84,914 complaints to the ombudsman between July 1 to December 31, 2017.

Ccomplaints about landline, mobile and internet services, increased by 28.7 per cent compared to the same six month period in 2016.

Publishing the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsmans Six Monthly Update today (Ombudsman Judi Jones said The telecommunications industry in Australia continues to experience significant change. An increasing range of products and services are being offered to consumers, expectations for the quality of phone and internet services are high, and the rollout of the National Broadband Network is changing the way we use telecommunications services.

However, consumers still seem to be facing the same problems, particularly with their bills and the customer service they receive. Confidence in services being updated or transferred reliably, faulty equipment, and poor service quality were also recorded as key issues. Additionally, the wider issues relating to phone or internet problems such as debt management are concerning.

Jones added, Complaints about services delivered over the National Broadband Network continued to increase compared to the same six month period in 2016. This indicates the consumer experience is still not meeting expectations for all. Recent changes to regulation and an increase in our powers to resolve complaints are positive steps that will help improve the consumer experience.

Breakdown

  • 84,914 total complaints were received
  • 74,729 complaints (88 per cent) were from residential consumers
  • 9,947 complaints (11.7 per cent) were from small businesses
  • 9,447 complaints (11.1 per cent) were recorded about landline phone services
  • 24,923 complaints (29.4 per cent) were recorded about mobile phone services
  • 23,785 complaints (28 per cent) were recorded about internet services
  • 26,112 complaints (30.8 per cent) were recorded about multiple services*
  • 647 complaints (0.8 per cent) were recorded about property*
  • Charges and fees, unsatisfactory response from the provider (provider response), and poor service quality were the most common issues

Small Businesses

Between 1 July and 31 December 2017 complaints from small businesses increased 15.6 per cent to 9,947 compared to the same period in 2016.

  • Complaints from S...

00:00

April 18 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed National"


1623 - Dutch sailors from the ship Pera, with instructions to kidnap "full-grown persons, or better still,
. . . boys and girls, to the end that the latter may be brought up here and be turned to useful purpose in the said quarters when occasion shall serve " , landed in North Queensland where a large number of Aborigines approached them with no sign of fear, handling the muskets and showing interest in iron and beads. The Dutch took this opportunity and 'seized one of the blacks by a string which he
wore round his neck, and carried him off to the pinnace'.

1831 - Australias oldest newspaper, the Sydney Morning Herald, was launched.

1834 - Hobart had it's knickers in a right Royal twist when Messrs. Attorney and Solicitor General Stephen and M'Dowall avowed that they have prepared an Act of Council limiting the number, and restricting the qualifications of juries here.

1843 - The Southern Australian newspaper was bemoaning the fact that "...The simplicity of their wants, and of their lives, is another great barrier : their whole attention seems devoted to the providing of food, and other animal enjoyments : their motto literally is, eat, drink, and be merry, for to-morrow we die ; and any principle beyond that, they, and their fathers, have not known or regarded...."
qualifications of juries.

1864 - Sharpen those fish knives and flush out the fish kettles, ladies, the HMAS Victoria parked its bow in Hobart, having on board 100,000 salmon and 3,000 trout googie eggs bound for Tassie's first fish hatchery.

1872 - Oh you great sodding bastards.
To think ... we've been deprived of the chance to catch a train from the oh-so-gorgeously titled Schoolhouse Lane train station, which happened to open on this day as the terminus of the North East Railway line from Essendon.
May your chooks turn into emus and kick your dunny door down.

1875 - Fire destroyed the photographic studio of Townsend Duryea. His entire collection of 50,000 negatives was destroyed - a tragic loss for him and for South Australia.

1882 - Tenders for the construction of the Port Milang Railway lines (SA) were called on this day and Walke and Swann were successful in obtaining the joint contract for a price of 143,678.

1890 - The West Melbourne Cable Tram Line (VIC) began trundling about the streets via Spencer St and Flemington Rd, with the powerhouse located at the south-west corner of Queensberry Street and Abbotsford Street.

1902 - One-time hubby of the aforementioned Dame Daisy Bates, Breaker Harry Morant, had been court martialed in secret (against regulations) and shot in February, but despite the court transcripts conveniently going missing a summary of the trumped up nonsense appeared in the London Times today.
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23:38

Jo Riley Cairns North DoCS Manager Corrupt - Another Staff Member Speaks Out "IndyWatch Feed National"

Now it's not every day that I talk to a DoCS worker and on this occassion I could not resist the temptation to press record on my phone. We spoke about his position at Cairns North Department of Community Services (DoCS), about how many children he removes from their homes a week, what the main problems were with parenting up in the North of Australia where he conducts his line of profession.... Removing children. I also had to touch onto the subject of Jo Riley who I know to be a corrupt DoCS manager down at Cairns North.

I have dealt with Jo Riley, now a manager at DoCS Cairs North, and I found her to be the worst DoCS worker I have ever dealt with. She was rude, condescending, impudent and she had a look of evil permanently etched into her face. I begged her to give my son back. A visit supervisor went straight back to her after supervising one of my visits and demanded that my child be returned to me, it was obvious I was a great father and the love that my son and I shared was immeasurable.

I begged her and the then manager of  DoCS Cairns North Pat Anderson to get him out of that house where he was in obvious danger and where he would come to his demise. A house with a 74 year old carer who already had five foster children in her care. It was obvious to everyone I rang desperately trying to get him out of that house that this was not a good situation but it all came down to corrupt team leader Jo Riley, and she would rather my son be dead than with his loving father.

The video can be viewed at the link below....

https://www.facebook.com/LukesArmy/videos/1716446461747419/

Or you can listen to the mp3 which is attached to this blog.

Above is the recording of the conversation between myself and t...

22:32

Save Our Sons Easter and the Fairlea Five in 1971 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Glen Davis
Due to accident, this short article turned up a little late. It recalls an event that occurred during Easter, nearly 50 years ago. The Vietnam War was still going on and the massive movement to put an end to it was reaching its peak. This is an important part of our history, worth recalling and learning from its lessons.

As we move on from another Easter lets cast our minds back to this time in 1971, when five members of Save Our Sons, were jailed for 14 days during the Easter.

Their heinous offence was sitting in the offices of the then Federal Department of Labour and National Service, handing out leaflets opposing conscription for the unjust,

undeclared war in Vietnam.

Just to recall who they were; Save Our Sons was formed back in 1965 to oppose the conscription of young men to fight and die in war. Throughout the next few years they were active and prominent in the anti-conscription and anti-war campaigns.

When arrested they were charged under the Summary Offences Act; legislation put in place by the Bolte state Government (Victoria). Their court case was finally heard late in the afternoon of Holy Thursday.

The presiding magistrate jailed them for 14 days, with no option of paying a fine. Thus Jean McLean, Joan Coxsedge, Irene Miller, Chris Cathie and Jo Maclaine-Cross, were locked away.

As we know, the Easter long week end is a quiet time, people go away, services close down, it can be very isolating.  Nonetheless, support for them was quick and strong.

They became known as the Fairlea Five. Large demonstrations were arranged outside the Womens prison, and around 800 people attended the ongoing vigil outside.

Maritime workers stopped work in support of the Fairlea Five. After 11 days of organised support for them, they were released, to reacquaint with their families.

Their fight was part of the broader peoples struggle against the unjust, undeclared war in Vietnam.

 

The post Save Our Sons Easter and the Fairlea Five in 1971 appeared first on The Pen.

22:26

MACKAY Meat thief tosses loot when cops catch up with him "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 17, 2018 at 02:36PM ,

Meat thief tosses loot when cops catch up with him

April 17, 2018 at 02:36PM ,

A MACKAY meat thief with a shocking criminal record stole meat from Coles and pitched his haul over a fence when confronted by police. James Joseph Percival Cotton, 32, was sentenced by Magistrate Damien Dwyer in Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday. He pleaded guilty to stealing meat from

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MACKAY Mackay Sugar facing charges "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 18, 2018 at 04:30AM ,

Mackay Sugar facing charges

April 18, 2018 at 04:30AM ,

MACKAY Sugar Limited, the countrys second largest sugar milling company, has been hit with a string of charges it caused environmental harm and breached conditions. The company faces four charges before Mackay Magistrates Court. That includes three counts of wilfully contravening a condition of

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22:18

Trump Welcomes Abe, Gives Blessing to Koreas Peace Talks "IndyWatch Feed National"

PALM BEACH, Fla. President Trump on Tuesday gave his blessing for North and South Korea to discuss ending their decadeslong war and said that without his help, the two countries wouldnt be discussing anything.

At Mar-a-Lago with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump confirmed that the two Koreas are negotiating an end to hostilities ahead of a meeting between the Norths Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in next week. The meeting will be the third inter-Korean summit since the Koreas 1945 division.

They do have my blessing to discuss the end of the war, said Trump, who welcomed Abe to his Florida resort on Tuesday.

The White House has said Abes visit will give the leaders an opportunity to discuss Trumps own upcoming summit with Kim, which the president is looking to hold in the next two months. Trump said the U.S. and Japan are very unified on the subject of North Korea, though privately Abe is expected to raise Japans concerns about the potential summit.

Trump said five locations are under consideration for the summit but offered no further details.

Trump took credit for the inter-Korean talks, saying, Without us and without me, in particular, I guess you would have to say, they wouldnt be discussing anything.

The Abe summit will also serve as a test of whether the fond personal relationship the two leaders have forged on the golf course and over meetings and phone calls has chilled following Trumps recent moves, including his decision not to exempt Japan from new steel and aluminum tariffs.

White House officials suggested that Trump was open to acceding to Abes hopes to obtain a waiver to the protectionist measure, which went into effect last month. Most other key U.S. allies, including Australia, Canada, the European Union, and Mexico, have been granted exemptions.

Issuing Japan the waiver to the Trump-ordered sanctions or opening negotiations on a new trade agreement with Japan are all on the table, Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, said Tuesday. Thats why this is such an important meeting.

The official visit began Tuesday afternoon as an honor cordon of uniformed service-members lined the palm-fringed drive to the club. Trump greeted Abe at the red-carpeted door of the mansion as the pair posed for photos ahead of a planned one-on-one meeting. It will be followed by a small group discussion with top national security officials focused on the Kim summit. The president and first lady Melania Trump will also have dinner with Abe and his wife.

Trump welcomed the two days of meetings at his Mar-a-Lago club. Its an honor to have you in Florida with us, Trump said.

On Wednesday, the agenda will broaden to include other....

22:01

MACKAY Meat thief tosses loot when cops catch up with him "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 17, 2018 at 01:22PM ,

Meat thief tosses loot when cops catch up with him

April 17, 2018 at 01:22PM ,

A MACKAY meat thief with a shocking criminal record stole meat from Coles and pitched his haul over a fence when confronted by police. James Joseph Percival Cotton, 32, was sentenced by Magistrate Damien Dwyer in Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday. He pleaded guilty to stealing meat from

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MACKAY Woman allegedly kidnapped and beaten in Mackay "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 17, 2018 at 01:19PM ,

Woman allegedly kidnapped and beaten in Mackay

April 17, 2018 at 01:19PM ,

He is due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court today. EARLIER 12PM: A WOMAN was allegedly dragged from her home and assaulted with a metal pole by a gang of five men in a kidnapping in Mackay Sunday night. A 40-year-old Mackay man facing charges in relation to the incident is due to

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22:01

MACKAY Dad bashes face on cell walls, smears bloody plea for help "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 17, 2018 at 01:22PM ,

Dad bashes face on cell walls, smears bloody plea for help

April 17, 2018 at 01:22PM ,

Facing Mackay Magistrates Court via video from prison on April 13, the man pleaded guilty to wilful damage and contravening the order on February 28, as well as breaching community orders. We cant legally name the man. While the man waited for his sentencing before Magistrate Damien Dwyer,

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20:28

Australian TV Host Peta Credlin Goes Off On Transgender Birth Certificates "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian TV host Peta Credlin gave a short monologue yesterday against a proposal to let people at whim call themselves or their newborns male, female, intersex, unspecified, or indeterminate on their birth certificates. She notes this ideas proponents say its the next step after government affirmation of same-sex relationships, although at the time that was not publicly sold as an entrance point for transsexual politics.

Trust us, they said, didnt they? Love is love,' she recalls.

Children are born a boy or a girl, [for] the vast bulk of humanity, Credlin says, because stating the obvious is now not only necessary, it even requires courage. That is a biological fact, and laws must reflect reality.

Credlin noted an exception is logical for the approximately 1.5 percent of humans who are discovered, usually at puberty, to have both male and female reproductive organs due to chromosomal abnormalities. But then and only then is the time right to alter a birth certificate, armed with medical fact, but not in a birthing suite due to the whim of a parent who wants to record [her] child as nonbinary, Credlin continued.

This is nothing more than a dangerous push by the Left into records we have kept as civilizations since almost as long as we have had the written word. Assuming change from the outset is designed to disrupt social norms and it must be resisted.

The Australian News Weekly notes the Victorian Upper House voted down transgendering Victorian birth certificates in 2016. When Victorian opposition parliamentarians asked, if a person can change their sex, can they also change their age or change their race? Labor members had no answer.

The proposal would require no physical alterations to a persons body before retconning his or her birth certificate. Transgender activists claim that would discriminate against trans people or those who identify as something other than transgender, male, or female (such as  visual trigger warning ...

19:37

Mysterious Flesh-Eating Ulcer Epidemic Cases Have Increased by 50 Percent "IndyWatch Feed National"

Something quite strange and yet terrifying is happening in Australia at the moment and it has doctors of all kinds baffled. As this epidemic grows, many are wondering: What can be done?

Cases of Buruli ulcer, a skin disease most commonly found in Africa have literally surged by four hundred percent in the last four years. Doctors do not have a clue how to prevent this disease which is caused by bacteria that basically breaks down tissue. Last year there was a 51 percent increase in cases of this infection when compared to 2016.

This skin disease is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans. It emits toxins that work to destroy skin cells, fat, and blood vessels. This eventually forms ulcers and causes skin loss. It tends to affect the arms and legs, but depending on the person and severity, it can also be found on other parts of the body including the face.

One of the most terrifying things about this skin disease is that no one knows how it is transmitted to humans and some believe it is possible that mosquitoes can carry the bacteria. Please prepare yourself for the image below as this is not a pretty sight at all and is still even a more mild case.

Ella Crofts/BBC

 

Dr. OBrien co-author of the call for government funding to research this disease told BBC as follows:

No one understands whats happening and whats driving this epidemic. We can offer clues but not definitive advice. Its a mystery.

The problem is, we dont have the time to sit around and pontificate about it the epidemic has reached frightening proportions.

These ulcers are not easy to deal with and come with a recovery period of anywhere between six months to one whole year. Many people who come down with this skin disease end up having to undergo reconstructive surgery as it literally eats away the skin.

A study published just days ago in the Medical Journal of Australia cautions of thi...

18:18

Cardinal George Pell allegations a product of fantasy to punish him, court told "IndyWatch Feed National"

I realise a defence lawyers duty is to place his client, no matter how good or bad they are, in the best possible light. However, in child sex abuse cases, there should be the greatest respect for the victims.

This is clearly not the case in the trial of Australian Cardinal George Pell, no 2 equal Roman Catholic in the world.

I think George Pell will go down, and go to jail.

ABC Australia

Cardinal George Pell allegations a product of fantasy to punish him, court told

Updated about 7 hours ago

Cardinal George Pell may have become the target of false sexual offence allegations to punish him for not having prevented the sexual abuse of children, his defence barrister has told a court.

Robert Richter QC has described complaints made against Cardinal Pell as impossible and the complainants behind them as unreliable as he tried to persuade a magistrate not to commit Australias most senior Catholic cleric to stand trial.

Instead, Mr Richter told the hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court that all the charges faced by the 76-year-old should be thrown out.

Whether the allegations are the product of fantasy, the product of some mental problems or just pure invention in order to punish the representative of the Catholic Church in this country for not stopping abuse by others of children, he said.

Mr Richter said some of the complainants had been sexually abused by other priests who had since died, therefore offering them no recourse.

Cardinal Pell representing the face of the Catholic Church had been the obvious target of allegations that are not true, but are designed to punish him for not having prevented sexual...

18:09

The Majority of Your Garlic Probably Comes From China, Where They Drench It in Deadly Chemicals that Can Destroy Your Health "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sure, garlic is said to be one of the healthiest foods there is, but is it really? I guess that depends on where your garlic is coming from.

Most of our garlic here in the US comes from China. Sure, some of our garlic is grown here in the US, but at least 60-80 percent of it comes elsewhere and elsewhere is China. Even organic garlic tends to come from China for the most part. Chinese garlic is heavily sprayed with methyl bromide to kill off bugs and this chemical is highly toxic. According to the UN, it is at least 60 times more damaging than chlorine.

As a matter of fact, the Australian Garlic Producers even go so far as to mention how China uses chemicals that are banned there despite laws against it. They wrote as follows:

In China, chemicals banned in Australia are still being used to grow garlic. Australia imports 95% of our garlic from China Chinese garlic is gamma irradiated to prevent sprouting and is also sprayed with Maleic Hydrazide to extend shelf life. All imported garlic is fumigated with Methyl Bromide by AQIS on arrival in Australia.

When it comes to food, in general, we already know Chinas track record kind of sucks. From plastic rice to chemical drenched produce- they really havent given us much to work with.  Chinas weak enforcement of food safety standards and heavy use of agricultural chemicals is more than enough reason to stay away from their products and yet we still get most things from there.

Famous chef Marcus Guiliano has been urging people to ensure that they are avoiding Chinese garlic for quite some time and has made many videos going over the things he has learned through his time researching the topic itself. He says that more restaurants use this tainted garlic than you would think and that it is not as easy to spot as most assume.

Now on the human feces side of things, it is important to note that nearly 200 million farmers in China, India, Vietnam and a few other countries harvest their vegetables from fields that use untreated human waste as fertilizer. Basically, some of them are using raw sewage to irrigate and fertilize their croplands. Sounds a bit disgusting now doesnt it?

Consumers who eat these products run the risk of absorbing disease-causing bacteria. There is a lot more going on in the world of food than you could ever imagine. Be aware of where the things you ingest are coming from.

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17:23

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed National"

Mozambique Leader Heads to UK for CHOGM
16.04.2018 15h21
by APA News

President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique is expected in the United Kingdom this week to join other leaders at the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which opens on Thursday, APA can report on Monday.The summit will focus on increasing intra-Commonwealth trade, which is projected to increase to $1 trillion by 2020.

This is seen by some analysts as being particularly important in the context of Britains planned exit from the European Union and its desire to secure new trade deals.

Currently, almost half of Britains trade is within the European Union, while trade with Commonwealth partners accounts for only ten per cent.

Australias Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, said in a media statement on Monday that the Commonwealth is looking at expanding its membership beyond English-speaking nations.

There is a big push to extend the Commonwealth beyond its old colonial image with a campaign to include new members which were not under British control, he said.

 In another development, Zimbabwe has been invited to attend the summit as an observer for the first time since the country was suspended from the Commonwealth over accusations of human rights abuses and election rigging.

In 2003, President Robert Mugabe withdrew the country from the Commonwealth, and it now looks likely that moves will be underway to repair relations, with Zimbabwes Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo attending the summit.

The Commonwealth is made up of 53 countries with 2.4 billion citizens, and Mozambique joined in 1995.

14:01

PERTH Swinging father charged with 79 more sex abuse offences against five children "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Swinging father charged with 79 more sex abuse offences against five children .

April 17, 2018 at 03:03PM .

A 45-year-old man accused of abusing young children during organised swinging group sex parties in Perth has been charged with a further 79 offences against five children, including his two daughters and two step-children. Police allege between 2001 and 2006, the man sexually assaulted his two

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14:01

PERTH WA child porn ring investigation: Father accused of raping children "IndyWatch Feed National"

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WA child porn ring investigation: Father accused of raping children .

April 17, 2018 at 01:02PM .

Both men will appear before the Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday, April 18. The charges come as detectives continue to unravel the alleged child porn ring, with charges being laid against a 39-year-old Perth mother relating to the alleged abuse of her own children. Anyone with information

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14:01

PERTH Cyclist and motorist charged after Kings Park incident "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Cyclist and motorist charged after Kings Park incident .

April 17, 2018 at 02:41PM .

However, last weekpolice charged the cyclist (52) by summons with aggravated common assault, and he will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on May 25. The motorist (76) went to Warwick Police Station on January 22, before he was charged by summons with allegedly assaulting the cyclist and a

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14:01

PERTH Father at centre of alleged child sex ring charged with 79 offences relating to daughters and "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Father at centre of alleged child sex ring charged with 79 offences relating to daughters and .

April 17, 2018 at 01:22PM .

Both men are due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court tomorrow. Their arrests are part of the ongoing Taskforce Mirzam investigation in WA into child sex offences that saw the arrest of a Perth mum accused of raping her daughter. Detectives are still investigating allegations the woman took

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14:01

PERTH More sex charges in WA swinging case "IndyWatch Feed National"

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More sex charges in WA swinging case .

April 17, 2018 at 01:22PM .

a child, sexual penetration of a child and stupefying. A 56-year-old man is now facing a total of 29 charges and has been accused of abusing a girl and boy, who were aged five and six at the time of the first offence, between 2011 and 2015. Both men are scheduled to appear in Perth Magistrates Court

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14:01

PERTH More sex charges stem from swinging case "IndyWatch Feed National"

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More sex charges stem from swinging case .

April 17, 2018 at 01:22PM .

Both men are scheduled to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday. A woman, who is in a relationship with the 45-year-old man, is accused of abusing her son, eight-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old girl. The 39-year-old mother was previously charged with a total of 93 offences. Taskforce

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14:01

PERTH Further charges laid over alleged Perth paedophile swingers ring "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Further charges laid over alleged Perth paedophile swingers ring .

April 17, 2018 at 12:31PM .

Both men are due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court tomorrow, Wednesday, 18 April 2018. Taskforce Mirzam detectives urge anyone with any information regarding child sexual abuse to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make report online at http://www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

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PERTH Further charges laid by Taskforce Mirzam detectives, WA "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Further charges laid by Taskforce Mirzam detectives, WA .

April 17, 2018 at 12:26PM .

Taskforce Mirzam detectives have further charged two men aged 45 and 56 years, with a total of 101 additional offences as a result of their ongoing and extensive investigation into child sexual abuse. The 45 year old man has been charged with a total of 79 offences and the 56 year old man has been

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PERTH Father & other man face over 100 charges of child sex abuse "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Father & other man face over 100 charges of child sex abuse .

April 17, 2018 at 12:26PM .

Both men are due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court tomorrow. Taskforce Mirzam detectives urge anyone with any information regarding child sexual abuse to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make report online at http://www.crimestopperswa.com.au Callers may remain anonymous if they

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13:57

WD Purple microSD or the SanDisk High Endurance card? "IndyWatch Feed National"



On the 11th day of April 2018 the corporation Western Digital announced a new line of surveillance storage microSD cards that being the WD Purple, of capacities 32GB and 64GB, in line with the nomenclature used with their hard disk storage solutions.

Following that announcement it would be a great idea to bring a detailed test report to our readers, so off we go to the local technology wholesaler, but alas no stock, as they have not made it down to the British penal colony called Australia.

So the next best thing would be to do a product comparison from factory specifications, for the mathematically challenged.


According to wdc.com their microSD card is rated at 80MB/s read and 50MB/s write performance.

The endurance rating of the 64GB card is up to 64 TBW (Terabytes Written).

Next,


According to SanDisk.com their High Endurance video monitoring microSD card of 64GB capacity is good for 10,000 (ten thousand) hours of recording at Full HD, in line with their nomenclature used in their hard disk line of storage solutions.

The read and write speed of the card is rated at 20MBps.

SanDisk defined Full HD video at 1920 x 1080 resolution at 26Mbps (Megabits per second)

26Mbps = 3.25MBps (Mega Bytes per second) = 195MB per minute = 11.7GB per hour.

Since the above white micr...

11:15

Agriculture and the Production of Fictitious Foods "IndyWatch Feed National"

(L) Monsanto triggered massive crop losses illegal herbicide spraying to introduce new GMO crop. (R) Flower strips along crop fields attract pollinators. A honey bee approaches a lacy phacelia in bloom (photo credits freedomproject.com & phys.org)

by G5

Hardly any food products are as believed. Apart from, for example: Monsanto-Bayer destroying most of the worlds frog and bee populations for the delivery of fictitious foods. This is part of the manic American fixation to control the worlds food and fresh water.

China and some other Eastern Bloc players also chimed in but interestingly, NOT RUSSIA.

Meat products, even steaks (chemically treated and glued), and chicken breasts are not as believed with the a...

11:14

Philippines: If Duterte has nothing to hide, why the crackdown on foreign activists? Arrest of Australian activist Nun, 71, raises eyebrows in Manila "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Sister Patricia Fox was released Tuesday afternoon, nearly a day after she was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration for her reported violation of the countrys law banning political assembly.
Twitter/Rep. Carlos Zarate

By Gaea Katreena Cabico (philstar.com) April 17, 2018 3:46pm
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MANILA, Philippines Critics of the government slammed the detention of two foreigners who were nabbed by immigration officials, saying it raises questions about what the government is trying to conceal.

The Liberal Party stressed that the incidents involving rights and land reform advocate Patricia Sister Pat Fox and Party of European Socialists official Giacomo Filibeck debunk the claim of the current government that it has nothing to hide.

The emerging trend on crackdown against foreign activists in the country is alarming as exhibited by the harassment and casual arrests of the two human right advocates who were not even in protest activities or rallies when taken into custody, LP, the erstwhile ruling party said.

Karapatan also stressed that the illegal arrest of Fox and other cases of threats and harassment against delegates of fact-finding missions in the Philippines are clear signs that President Rodrigo Duterte is guilty as hell of rights violations.

If indeed Duterte is as innocent as his sycophants say, there would be no reason for blocking any form of independent inquiries into the cases of extrajudicial killings and other rights violations against peasants and other poor sectors in the Philippines, Karapatan said.

READImmigration releases partisan Australian nun a day after apprehension

Fox was released Tuesday afternoon, nearly a day after she was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration for her reported violation of the countrys law banning political assembly.

Groups condemned her arrest and detention, saying it lacks due process and respect for her rights as a church person.

The arrest of the 71-year old Australian lay missionary came only a day after BI deported Filibeck....

10:52

Google still searching for Australian headquarters as deal falls through Ambitious plan to create Sydneys Silicon Valley "IndyWatch Feed National"

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By Alexandra Smith & Lisa Visentin

The state government has rejected a plan to create a Silicon Valley-style technology hub on the old rail yards near Redfern, leaving tech giant Google once again searching for Australian headquarters.

The hub, which would have created as many as 19,000 jobs, would have been Googles new base but cabinets infrastructure committee last week rejected the proposal because it did not meet a uniqueness test.

Redfern Google HQ plans rejected by state government

Redfern Google HQ plans rejected by state government

Google is still searching for its Australian headquarters after the NSW government rejected plans for a tech hub in Redfern.

Developer Mirvac submitted a plan through the governments unsolicited proposal process to redevelop the site next to Carriageworks at Eveleigh into a tech hub with Google as the anchor tenant, the Herald revealed last month.

However, the proposal failed at the first hurdle after the government stated its preference for the land, which is owned by Transport for NSW, to be developed through a competitive open process.

Despite the decision of the cabinet committee, a senior government source said some ministers were working to salvage the deal amid concerns that Google could abandon Sydney.

Responding to the decision on Tuesday, Mirvac said its pr...

09:41

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Algeria tornado, USA blizzards & lake waves, Polar ice temps recover "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tornado, massive hail storm and flooding in Algeria, gigantic waves Lake Superior USA freezes the shoreline, Arctic temperatures recover to the 1958-2002 baseline, Antarctic sea ice recovers and Australia flips from record heat to cold.

08:49

Indigenous and Remote Health Conference "IndyWatch Feed National"

Seven million Australians live in rural and remote Australia. There are also 1,000 remote communities, the majority with few or no services. Australians living rural and remote have shorter lives, with more than half of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders in the remote not living past a half century of years. Remote living Australians have []

08:48

James E McDonald's interest in Project Blue Book cases - Pueblo, Colorado "IndyWatch Feed National"

Hi all,

Background

The late Dr. James E McDonald visited the former USAF's Project Blue Book on a number of occasions and gathered together a collection of sightings, which interested him. I published a blog back in February 2017,  about this aspect of his UAP work. As one of my 2018 projects, I am revisiting my earlier work on these selected Blue Book files.

Introduction

This blog post concerns one of the cases McDonald saw some value in, namely an observation by a weather observer, at a place called Pueblo, Colorado in the USA, which is near Colorado Springs.

Why bother re-examining these old cases? Well, they generally provide  me with data based observations, as opposed to sightings mentioned on Face Book pages, which provide hardly any data points. Secondly, it is always good to revisit/reanalyse cases, to see if a potential mundane explanation has been missed.

Case details

At 10:46am Mountain Standard Time (1746UTC), on 14 June 1958, a Pueblo, Colorado [latitude 38.28 deg N; longitude 104.6 deg W], airport weather observer, Orville R. Foster, aged 51 years, was observing a pilot balloon through a theodolite. He noticed an object enter the field of view at elevation 24.2 degrees,and azimuth 67 degrees (ENE.) He tracked the object across the northern sky (maximum elevation estimated as 50 degrees) on into the SW sky. Here he lost it in atmospheric haze at elevation 8.1 degrees, azimuth 237.2 degrees. The duration of the event was between 4-6 minutes.

The path of the object across the sky

The shape of the object at highest elevation was circular, with an apparently flat ring around the object, and...

08:45

Australia flesh-eating ulcer 'epidemic' a mystery, say doctors "IndyWatch Feed National"

Doctors in Australia have called for urgent research into why a flesh-eating ulcer has become a "worsening epidemic" in the state of Victoria. Local cases of Buruli ulcer, a skin disease most commonly found in Africa, have surged by 400% in the last four years, experts say. Infections have also become more severe and spread to new areas. Doctors do not know how to prevent the disease, which is caused by bacteria that breaks down tissue. WARNING: Graphic image below A record 275 new infections were recorded the state last year, marking a 51% increase on 2016. Infectious diseases expert Dr Daniel O'Brien said cases of the Buruli ulcer, or Mycobacterium ulcerans disease, had become "frighteningly more common and also more severe" in the region. It was unclear why the ulcer, typically found in tropical areas, had emerged in the temperate climate of Victoria, he said.

07:13

HandsUp NRW Promo "IndyWatch Feed National"

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06:50

International Revolution for Choice Rally Brisbane Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Allona Lahn

Lock in the date
Brisbane June 2nd time for the World and people to Unite

Over the last few weeks, I and others have been busy communicating and planning with people from Countries around the World to Unite for an International Revolution for Choice Rally. Read More

06:47

Syria, in a world of lies "IndyWatch Feed National"

There have been millions of casualties as a result of the catastrophes in Syria, with a half million dead, with millions of refugees, with collective human consciousness diminished and reduced to the aberrant. It is said that no lie lives forever but some do while the majority of lies outlive generations. The ability to discover []

06:34

Coal mine extension challenged on climate-change grounds "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Wallarah 2 coal mine extension approval has been challenged in the Land and Environment Court. Image CommunityRun.org

In an Australian first, the NSW Land and Environment court will hear arguments about the consideration of the ecologically sustainable development (ESD) principle of intergenerational equity in the context of climate change.

EDO NSW, on behalf of the Australian Coal Alliance (ACA), filed proceedings late Monday (April 16) challenging the validity of the January 2018 Planning Assessment Committee (PAC) approval of the Wallarah 2 longwall coal mine on the Central Coast.

EDO NSW CEO David Morris said, The decision-maker in this case was required by law to consider the public interest in approving the project. In 2018, we say that requires them to turn their mind to the impacts decisions of today will have on future generations, and also to consider what we dont yet know by applying the precautionary principle.

Our client will argue that the PAC, when considering the Wallarah 2 project, considered neither and in doing so acted unlawfully, rendering the approval of this large coal project invalid, he said.

Wallarah 2 will make a substantial contribution to greenhouse gas emissions  264+ million tonnes of CO2 over the 28-year life of the mine. The PAC chose not to take into account emissions from the burning of coal mined at Wallarah 2. Our client will argue that the law, correctly applied, mandates a consideration of those impacts.

This type of legal action is at the very heart of our democracy, Mr Morris stated, aiming to ensure that our elected officials and their delegates follow the law.

Were arguing that the law in this case wasnt followed with respect to climate change impacts and the ESD principle of intergenerational equity. This case is by its very nature climate change litigation and were seeing more and more of that in Australia.

The science is unequivocal: continuing to approve coal mines in NSW absent some other major change threatens the goal of avoiding dangerous climate change under the Paris Agreement, he said.

The Wallarah 2 case

  • The case will be fought on 10 grounds, concerning greenhouse gas emissions, flooding impacts and compensation and risks to water supply.
  • Climate chan...

06:01

MACKAY Kidnapping and torture charge in Mackay, QLD "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 17, 2018 at 12:03PM ,

Kidnapping and torture charge in Mackay, QLD

April 17, 2018 at 12:03PM ,

A 40-year-old man has been charged following the alleged kidnapping and torture of a woman in Mackay on Sunday evening, Queensland Police say. It will be alleged on April 15 a group of up to five men and women confronted the 39-year-old woman at an apartment complex on Gregory Street.

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06:01

MACKAY Man arrested over Mackay kidnapping "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 17, 2018 at 12:37PM ,

Man arrested over Mackay kidnapping

April 17, 2018 at 12:37PM ,

Mackay apartment complex on Sunday, before escaping with a suspected broken arm, police say. A man, 40, has been charged with one count each of kidnapping and torture and three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed in company and will appear in Mackay Magistrates Court on

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MACKAY Woman allegedly kidnapped, tortured by group "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 17, 2018 at 12:37PM ,

Woman allegedly kidnapped, tortured by group

April 17, 2018 at 12:37PM ,

A 40-year-old Mackay man has been arrested and charged with one count each of kidnapping and torture and three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed in company. He is due to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court today. Investigations are continuing. Share this on Facebook Share

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06:01

MACKAY Kidnapping and torture charge, Mackay "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY April 17, 2018 at 12:03PM ,

Kidnapping and torture charge, Mackay

April 17, 2018 at 12:03PM ,

A 40-year-old Mackay man has since been arrested in relation to the matter and charged with one count each of kidnapping and torture and three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed in company. He is due to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court today. Investigations are continuing.

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05:12

A dark truth behind the scariest film on Netflix "IndyWatch Feed National"

There is something sinister about Vernicas assertion that the film is based on reality. It seems it was inspired by events that occurred in Madrid in 1991 its major claim to truth is that it uses an actual police report from the incident, in which an officer reports something to the effect that inexplicable phenomena occurred at the house where events occurred. Apparently, residents of the house were equally convinced of the supernatural.

02:52

US e-commerce proposal for WTO ignores Facebook data scandal "IndyWatch Feed National"

April 17, 2018: In a communication to other WTO members on April 12, the US government has outlined its seven areas for a possible WTO work program on e-commerce.

  • free flow of information
  • fair treatment of digital products
  • protection of proprietary information
  • digital security
  • facilitating internet services
  • competitive telecommunications markets, and
  • trade facilitation.

Despite the recent scandals with Facebooks mass cross-border data theft and numerous fake accounts, the US position insists on the free free exchange of cross-border data, prevents data localization and prohibits web blocking. This deregulatory push flies in the face of calls for effective regulation.

Mark Zuckerberg himself agreed in Congressional hearings to greater regulation and genuine penalties for failing to protect user data and for fake news, one example being an Honest Ads Bill.

The US also wants future rules on e-commerce to address several areas highlighted in its recently concluded Section 301 investigation into Chinese trade practices. To protect proprietary information, the US says new rules should protect source code, bar forced technology transfers and prohibit discriminatory technology requirements. These provisions enhance monopoly and slow digital technology development.

On the issue of customs duties on e-commerce, WTO Members have agreed to renew a moratorium on e-commerce duties at every WTO ministerial since 1998.

The US and 76 other WTO members committed at the Buenos Aires ministerial last December to initiate exploratory work together toward future WTO negotiations on trade-related aspects of electronic commerce. There is no consensus among WTO members on launching e-commerce negotiations, but Australia has chaired the first informal meeting of this coalition of the willing to consider the US and other proposals.

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01:15

PERTH Former broker in court over false information "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Former broker in court over false information .

April 17, 2018 at 01:56AM .

A former broker has appeared before Perth Magistrates Court charged with seven counts of giving false information and one fraud charge following an investigation by ASIC. Peter Lachlan McDonald previously worked at Get Approved Finance, but was permanently banned in 2015 alongside another

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01:04

Paula Giles DoCS Worker known By DoCS Staff as "THE GRIM REAPER" "IndyWatch Feed National"


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There are many, many very good people in DoCS who do a job that is soul destroying, so I hate to tar the entire department with the same brush. The following story is revealed by a DoCS worker disgusted with the corrupt senior management, a victim of bullying from DoCS senior Banshees such as Paula Giles.

Commendable DoCS workers who speak out deserve a medal, but instead are dismissed leaving the way clear for unethical staff prepared to sacrifice families for their immoral thirst for power or personal biases and prejudices over innocent families misfortunate enough to experience the terrifying presence of these merciless government mercenaries encroaching upon their family home which was once a sanctuary.

DoCS managers who bully their staff deserve to be prosecuted. Instead they hide behind their powerful positions, telling lies to hide the disgusting truth.

People like Paula Giles will never step aside to let decent minded managers take over as it will reveal the abominations they have easily enacted upon the families they terrorise, keeping the truth about their victims hidden... up until now, with her position of unquestionable power.

Paula Giles answers to no one, she has no accountablity, and exudes arrogance, with the knowledge she is one of the untouchable banshees running DoCS.

She also worked at the Caboolture DOCS office, and in the far north qld docs office, Mackay docs office, currently working her evil from qld DoCS. This woman is a senior DoCS manager, and hates men.

This woman removed a 13 yo child who had been with the same foster parents sin...

00:46

George Pell case returns to Vic court "IndyWatch Feed National"

Cardinal George Pell is back in court today. AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

MELBOURNE, AAP Cardinal George Pells legal team and the prosecution are due to appear before a Melbourne court for legal arguments about whether Australias most senior Catholic will stand trial on historical sex offence charges.

Pell, 76, has been excused from attending Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday, when the defence and prosecution return for legal arguments following a four-week pre-trial committal hearing in March.

During the hearing, the defence repeatedly attacked the police investigation into Pell, with high-profile barrister Robert Richter QC accusing police of having tunnel vision and running a get Pell operation.

The investigation, code named Operation Tethering, began in March 2013 before any crime had been reported.

Pell was charged some four years later with historical sex offences involving multiple complainants, who gave evidence before a closed court at the committal hearing, as required by law in sex offence cases.

Pell denies all the charges.

Its unclear when magistrate Belinda Wallington will hand down her decision on whether Pell will stand trial.

The defence and prosecution have already made written submissions about the case ahead of Tuesdays hearing.

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00:00

April 17 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed National"

1770 - Captain Cook landed at Botany Bay.
And there went the neighbourhood.

1790 - Things were more than a bit crook with the Colony when the ship Sirius slipped down the plug hole near Norfolk Island in March taking most of the food with her; this led to two major things...that Lieut-Gov King swanned off to Britain which left a nasty bully in charge of Norfolk Island who proclaimed martial law for 4 months, and that Gov Phillip dispatched the ONLY remaining ship HMAS Supply to Batavia on this day for emergency food stores.


1801 - The ship Ocean arrived at Sydney from whaling off the south coast.

1813 - The Sydney Gazette on this day described an excursion from the Beecroft area made by 12 explorers, assisted by three friendly local Aboriginal guides to Lake Wollumboola and crossing the Lake Wollumboola entry to the sea.

1816 - . Appin massacre. New South Wales Governor Macquarie sent parties against the Gundungurra and Dharawal people on their lands along the Cataract River, a tributary of the Nepean River (south of Sydney), in reprisal for violent conflicts with white settlers (in which several died) in the adjoining Nepean and Cowpastures districts, during a time of drought.The punitive expedition split in two at Bent's Basin, with one group moving south-west against the Gundungurra, and the other moving south-east against the Dharawal. This latter group came upon Cataract Gorge, where the soldiers used their horses to force men, women and children to fall from the cliffs of the gorge, to their deaths below. On April 17, around 1 am soldiers arrived at a camp of Dharawal people at Appin. Captain Willis from the party of soldiers wrote: "The fires were burning but deserted. A few of my men heard a child cry ....The dogs gave the alarm and the natives fled over the cliffs. It was moonlight. I regret to say some (were) shot and others met their fate by rushing in despair over the precipice. Fourteen dead bodies were counted in different directions."
The massacre is remembered in April each year, when Winga Myamly Reconciliation Group and the local Aboriginal community meet to remember the loss of lives.

1819 - Maria Lock was one classy, clever chickybabe; she was born the daughter of Yarramundi the 'Chief of the Richmond Tribes', sister to Colbee, wife of Bennelong's son, the first sanctioned Aboriginal lady to marry a convict, probably the first Aboriginal gal to be assigned the same convict and she became a landowner in her own right.
But today, in 1819, the Sydney Gazette reported her talents in the schoolroom when the 14 year old Maria took the major first prize in the school anniversary exams having beaten over 100 'European' kids,
"Prizes were prepared for distribution among such children as should be found to excel in the early rudiments of education, moral and religious and i...

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23:20

Thoughts For The Week. Gun Control! "IndyWatch Feed National"


Well the Port Arthur Massacre certainly worked, & it is the belief of many, including some high ranking qualified people, that the massacre was orchestrated with government knowledge, & Martin Bryant has been falsely accused & imprisoned without any evidence of his guilt & without a coronal enquirie. The word is Bryant has been held in solitary confinement all this time to stop him talking to anyone. Certainly no news has been forthcoming from ex prisoners or the press!
For those that don't WANT to believe this, ask yourself this question: If the powers that be want the rest of our guns, when & where will the next shooting be?

Thoughts For the Week.
Another Symptom.
This week we had another pin prick that shows the contempt that the tyranny has for the 2 million plus law abiding licenced firearm owners in Australia. Page 132 ACIC Annual Report
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22:51

How the US Occupied the 30 percent of Syria Containing Most of its Oil, Water and Gas "IndyWatch Feed National"

This article by Whitney Webb  (MPN News 16 April 2018) provides an insight into reasons why the United states wants to continue a presence in Syria, and this is not about humanitarianism. According to the author, the motives are securing economic interests for American corporations, confronting the Russians, partitioning the country and aiming at Iran.

After the U.S. launched limited airstrikes on Friday against Syria, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced that the U.S. will maintain its illegal presence in Syria until U.S. goals in the area are fulfilled, opening the door for the U.S. occupation to continue indefinitely.

While the U.S. military presence in Syria has been ongoing since 2015 justified as a means of countering Daesh (ISIS) U.S. troops have since turned into an occupying force with their failure to pull out following Daeshs defeat in north-eastern Syria. Currently, the U.S. occupies nearly a third of Syrian territory around 30 percent including much of the area east of the Euphrates River, encompassing large swaths of the Deir Ezzor, Al-Hasakah and Raqqa regions.

Though the U.S. currently has between 2,000 to 4,000 troops stationed in Syria, it announced the training of a 30,000-person-strong border force composed of U.S.-allied Kurds and Arabs in the area, which would be used to prevent north-eastern Syria from coming under the control of Syrias legitimate government. Though it backtracked somewhat after backlash from Turkey, the U.S. has continued to train local forces in the area. Russian military sources have asserted that former members of Daesh who were allowed to leave cities attacked by the U.S. and their proxies, as was the case in battle for Raqqa are to be included among the forces ranks.

This, along with the U.S. governments insistence on maintaining the occupation until Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is removed from power, shows that the U.S. government has no intention of permitting the reunification of Syria and will continue to occupy the region over the long term.

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21:53

Resources for the world, not war "IndyWatch Feed National"

This morning, warmongers awoke to some great news: Raytheon stock shares surged to an all-time high following Friday nights tomahawk missile strikes on Syria.

This shouldnt come as a shock. As the U.S. leads the world in military spending - $727 billion or 67% of our federal budget - with rich countries like Australia, France, the UK, Germany, and Spain following suit, the world has opted-in to $1.68 trillion to be spent on war annually. Many governments are planning increases in military budgets together with cuts in health, education and development cooperation this year. And despite international efforts towards a nuclear treaty ban, the Great Powers are continuing their research and development of nuclear weapons, and coupled with hasty threats of nuclear war, we are seeing the ever-increasing likelihood of global catastrophe.

And whats worse? Our tax dollars pay for militarism. That's why, in partnership with  NWTRCC, we produce the Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes flyer, a political education resource we use to break down the bloated military budget. It's part of our commitment to antimilitarism and the Global Campaign on Military Spending (GDAMS), an international campaign of peace and justice organizations committed to demilitarization and disarmament across the world. 

This year, GDAMS has a rather small ask: a reduction in global military spending by just 10%.

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21:00

Yet another Ralph Blewitt conveyance file - the 4th - emerges from Slater and Gordon "IndyWatch Feed National"

On 14 August 1995 - the same day Nick Styant Browne interviewed GILLARD, her last day working as a lawyer for the firm - this search was made of the firm's LOCUS file management system. It shows 3 files related to Ralph Blewitt's property purchase. When BLEWITT's lawyers requested his...

20:21

Australia: Sleeping man feels sharp pain in his neck, wakes to see knife-wielding Muslima screaming Allahu akbar "IndyWatch Feed National"

When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks (Quran 47:4) Not that this has anything to do with An update on this story. Father recounts the terrifying moment a burqa-clad Bangladeshi student staying at his house and inspired by ISIS screamed Allahu Akbar as she stabbed him in the neck while he slept and his []

16:41

LinkedIn deceptive conduct for data harversting using Dark Patterns "IndyWatch Feed National"

LinkedIn is another corporation that should be in the courts if not at least in Australia, but also other jurisdictions, e.g. the U.S and E.U.


The way LinkedIn is doing this is by deliberately hiding text when a user sets up an account with LinkedIn, something that the industry calls Dark Patterns.

Let's see how long the Australian authorities will take to catch on.

It took 2 years for the Australian authorities to act on a post we posted regarding Domain name fraud.

It seem there's not much interest in protecting the Australian consumers (or rather data providers), as it's better cheaper for corporations, that the slaves compile and later provide their data to corporations for 'free'.


We do not recommend using LinkedIn.

See detailed document outlining LinkedIn's deceptive conduct;


15:06

Second shark attack at Gracetown, Western Australia after 41-year-old man bitten "IndyWatch Feed National"

A second man has been attacked by a shark off Gracetown on Monday just hours after a surfer was mauled in the same area. Jason Longrass was bitten by a shark just hours after Alejandro Travaglini, a father of two from Margaret River, was attacked by a great white at Cobblestones surf break. Channel 9 reporter Michael Stamp told 6PR a the 41-year-old Denmark man was mauled at Lefthanders break about 2.40pm, just two kilometres south of the first attack. Mr Longrass said he had not realised the beach was closed, and said he saw a four-metre white pointer coming towards him. Paramedics were treating him at the beach for reported minor leg injuries.

14:44

Esoteric: intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest "IndyWatch Feed National"

Even a small cult can be incredibly profitable. Theres this freaky alternative medicine quack in Australia who runs a scam called Universal Medicine his specialties are esoteric breast massage, esoteric ovary massage, and connective tissue therapy. My first objection has to be that he doesnt understand what esoteric means.

The esoteric principle is that we are love innately and, unchangeably. The principles of the esoteric way of life date back to the oldest forms of knowledge and wisdom. Whilst ancient in their heritage, the principles of the esoteric life in human form have not out-dated themselves in relation to what is required of mankind to live in harmony and thus arrest any wayward conduct that does not build brotherhood within and amongst our communities everywhere.

The esoteric means that which comes from our inner-most. It is the livingness of love that we all carry equally deep within and it is this livingness that restores each and every individual back into the rhythms of their inner-harmony and thus from there, the love is lived with all others.

You want to know more? Heres a short documentary on Serge Benhayon, the guy who founded it. Hes a bankrupted ex-tennis coach with no medical degree, not even the slightest training, and he came up with the idea for his therapy while sitting on the toilet. But hes also the reincarnated spirit of Leonardo da Vinci, so you can trust him. Right.

Hes raking in $2 million a year, and he has 700 followers. Ive got more followers than that! You slackers have not been sending me a sufficient fraction of your income. All you have to do is go to my donation page and type in the amount of $3000 and click send, and if 700 of you do that, Ill have made somewhat more than Serge Benhayon. Even better, unlike Serge, I promise not to fondle your breasts and groin or stick you with acupuncture needles.

Ick. That sounds like a threat. Even if you dont send me any money, I promise not to do that. I think I just realized why Im not getting rich. Im not extortionate enough.

Anyway, one of his many laughable comments in that video is this one:

I cant be brainwashing intelligent people and educated people.

Ha. Intelligent and educated people are just as easy to fool as anyone else. You just need the right hook, and you can sucker em right in. (Damn, again just realized another reason...

14:02

Australian Authorities Charge Woman Over Darkweb Bitcoin Drug Buys "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian federal authorities have pinned multiple charges on a 32-year-old Brisbane woman for purchasing illicit drugs from the United Kingdom, using bitcoin. People shouldnt assume the dark web is invisible to Australian agencies warned Australian Border Force (ABF) Queensland regional commander Terry Price while announcing details of a joint-investigation with the Australian Federal Police (AFP)

The post Australian Authorities Charge Woman Over Darkweb Bitcoin Drug Buys appeared first on CCN

11:24

Lessons From the Fiftieth Anniversary of the King Assassination "IndyWatch Feed National"

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses crowds during the March On Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, in 1963. (adapted photo credit Agence France Presse/Getty Images)

By James ONeill*

The 4 of April 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King. The media coverage in Australia followed the same pattern that has been observed in the previous anniversaries. Tribute was paid t...

11:19

Hillsong Churchs debut in the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Gay Lord Brian

Gay Lord Brian Houston of Hillsong

Below is an article in ABC Australia on-line about Sydneys Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2015.

It is anticipated that Brian Houston of Hillsong Church will be ready for Hillsong Church to come out in March next years Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and will lead the Hillsong float.

Darlene Zschech may sing for gay Sydney as she sang so gloriously for Pope Francis the head of the greatest gay church on the planet the Roman Catholic Church, which is also the greatest pedophilia church on the planet.

Ive embellished the gayness of the ABC Australian article and its gay pictures by adding a series of Hillsong gay pictures in the later part of this article.

In the ABC Australia article my comments are made after each photograph and the photographs comments by the ABC journalist.

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10:11

Sydney bushfire deemed highly suspicious as threat eases "IndyWatch Feed National"

A large bushfire that has threatened homes in Sydney is likely to have been deliberately lit, Australian authorities say.

BBC News

Helicopters water bomb a bush fire at Alfords Point and Menai. Picture by Damian Shaw

Helicopters water bomb a bush fire at Alfords Point and Menai. Picture by Damian ShawSource:News Corp Australia

A large bushfire that has threatened homes in Sydney is likely to have been deliberately lit, Australian authorities say.

The blaze, which began on Saturday, has burnt through 2,500 hectares of land in the citys southern suburbs.

Some residents had been warned of immediate danger to their lives, but firefighters say the threat has eased.

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) described the blaze as highly suspicious.

How dare anyone if they are deliberately involved in lighting fires endanger our firefighters and also [put] all these communities in harms way, said Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons.

The bushfire forced some locals to evacuate their homes on the weekend, while others were told it was too dangerous to leave.

Recent weather in south-eastern Australia has been unseasonably hot, with strong winds fanning bushfires.

Firefighters use helicopters to dump water on the blazeImage copyrightEPAImage captionFirefighters use helicopters to dump water on the blaze

Authorities said wind speeds were not as severe on Monday, making it easier to battle the blaze.

Mr Fitzsimmons said flames travelled right up to the back fences of houses, but no properties had been lost.

While the threat has eased, it is still a fairly vigilant fire ground and we want people to remain vigilant, he said.

There is a lot of work still to be done today and maybe into tonight before we can call the fire contained.

09:34

Debt Accumulated During A Domestic Violent Relationship "IndyWatch Feed National"

Debt amount: 
$10000
Date debt issued: 
Monday, 16 April 2018
Period debt occurred: 
June 2015
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Youth Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

During the periods of 2015-2016 I was in a domestic violent relationship with my then partner who controlled all my finances and put me in a lot of debt over the 18 months I was with him.
I contacted centrelink in 2016 about the DVO I had placed against him as well as them providing me with a crisis payment.

Today, in 2018 I have received a letter claiming I owe them 10k during that period.
They are fully aware of my circumstances and when I tried to bring this up with the compliance officer he said he wasn't trained to "handle this type of circumstance and to call a social worker when I recieved the debt letter"

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09:09

127 South-African Athletes To Storm Asaba For 2018 African Athletics Championships "IndyWatch Feed National"

South Africas Akani Simbine (gold) wins the athletics mens 100m final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN


LAGOS APRIL 16TH (URHOBOTODAY)-On the heels of its good outing at the just-concluded Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, South Africa is aiming for more glory in international athletics.
Athletics South Africa at the weekend unveiled an ambitious 127-member national preparation squad for the 2018 CAA African Senior Championships in Asaba, Nigeria between, scheduled to hold from August 1 to 5.
The squad features several athletes that won medals at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, including sprinters, Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies; long jump stars, Luvo Manyonga and Ruswahl Samaai.
Also in the squad are middle-distance star, Caster Semenya, hurdler Wenda Nel and Javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen.
The biennial continental championships will be another opportunity for South Africa to defend its continental crown won in 2016 in Durban with a total of 33 medals, 16 of them in gold.
Kenya followed in the second position with 24 total, with eight in gold.
This years hosts, Nigeria ended with four gold medals from a total of 16.
South Africa will utilise as...

08:01

US Attacks Syria: Disregards Evidence and International Law "IndyWatch Feed National"

US Attacks Syria: Disregards Evidence and International Law By James ONeill, On 13 April 2018 the United States, the United Kingdom and France carried out military strikes against Syrian government positions. This was claimed by the United States Government and its allies, including Australia, to be in response to the use of chemical weapons by []

07:00

The Benefits of Baobab "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Dr. Mercola

If you should visit the markets across the African continent, youd find an interesting looking fruit harvested from the baobab tree (pronounced bay-oh-bahb, emphasizing the first syllable) has earned not just popularity in its native regions but superfood status worldwide. A member of the silk-cotton family (Adansonia digitata), the baobab tree typically reaches as high as 90 feet and 60 feet wide, with a broad trunk.

Merriam-Webster dictionary1 notes that its native to Africa and bears an edible, acidic, hanging fruit resembling a gourd and weighing about 3 pounds. Madagascar, the Middle East and Australia have trees related to the baobab, and theyre all incredibly resilient and long-lived, surviving up to 500 years. The bark has been (and still is) used to make cloth, rope, clothing and paper, but every part of the baobab tree has been utilized. The fruit has also been used as a natural preservative, according to Medical News Today.2

This is the only fruit in the world that dries naturally on the branch after baking in the sun for six months. Then, the large, brittle, teardrop-shaped baobab fruits (or shells) are wild-harvested in a process that involves splitting them open with a hammer or large knife to reveal a dry, cream-colored pulp surrounded by (but separated from) the seeds, which sound like a rattle when theyre ready for harvest. Pounding the pulp into a fine powder using pestles and mortars is the final step of a rather labor-intensive process.

According to The Guardian, baobab fruit contains high levels ofantioxidants, potassium and phosphorus, along with high levels of vitamin C, calcium and fiber.3 Besides commodity marketing in areas of gin and beauty products, baobab fruit, described as having a sherbet-like taste, has been diversified to make baobab yogurt, salads, smoothies, cereals, granola bars and butter, the latter being used for things like pan-frying wild-caught Alaskan salmon and flavoring baobab popcorn.

However, for manufacturing purposes, the powdered pulp is often packaged and transported to grocery stores and outlets all over the world. Some are sterilized and otherwise processed, but you may be able to find the raw, natural powder in some supermarkets.

Health Benefits of Baobab Powder

As the source of traditional medicine, the leaves an...

06:58

Qld researcher shifts focus on racism "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dr Lorraine Muller. Photo James Cook University

BRISBANE, AAP Putting non-Indigenous Australians under the microscope could be key to closing the gap and cutting out racial discrimination, a Queensland researcher says.

As part of her PhD James Cook Universitys Dr Lorraine Muller interviewed non-Indigenous Australians to understand how their values and beliefs differ from Indigenous Australians.

Theyve never had to explain their culture. We have to explain our culture, but no one ever bothers explaining non-Indigenous culture, Dr Muller told AAP.

Dr Muller interviewed senior health professionals, public servants and academics on their understanding of respect, gender roles, spirituality and time, and gave examples of how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people perceive these ideas.

On respect, she found non-Indigenous people view it as something that is earnt and commodified whereas Indigenous Australians see it as something everyone should receive.

Respect is often linked to money, power and social strata and Indigenous people are the lowest on the social scale, Dr Muller said.

She said these differences in beliefs can underpin behaviour including accidental racial stereotyping, particularly in healthcare.

She cited a doctor dismissing an Indigenous Australians health problems as alcohol-related despite the patient not drinking.

In that particular case, if the patient had taken offence and walked out of the doctors surgery, the consequences could have been fatal, health-wise, Dr Muller said.

She said the doctor was shocked by how instant his reaction had been to the wrong conclusion.

He knew immediately that his comment was triggered by deeply embedded cultural differences. And he didnt like it. Im sure he never did it again.

She hopes her work will help non-Indigenous people better understand themselves and their relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Theres an ulcer that hasnt been healed in Australian culture, Dr Muller said.

People have a f...

06:31

Originally over 10k now down to 3.5K "IndyWatch Feed National"

Debt amount: 
$3592
Date debt issued: 
Saturday, 31 March 2018
Period debt occurred: 
November 2011 to January 2015
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Austudy
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

This has had the same effect on me as everyone else.
I was originally told I owe over $10,000 before they reduced that to the current total of $3592.87, which I still can't believe to be correct.
I am still studying now and living on a paltry salary.
This is seriously going to affect the rest of my year in a negative manner and could potentially cause problems with my Master's degree.

Not to mention... I am not the type of person to run from debts.
I have always paid back credit cards, I have...

04:14

I shot at a UFO "IndyWatch Feed National"

Hi all,

I have read of cases from overseas where individuals have claimed to have used a gun to fire at UAP. However, until today, I had never come across such a reported occurrence here in Australia.

I was browsing through a global collection of data, compiled by US researcher Michael Swords and located an Australian sighting, sent to the USA, by the Australian Centre for UFO Studies.

Part of the report form
Document

What I found was an investigation report by R Delillo and R H Marx (reference number NA78072.) They interviewed one of the two witnesses on 12 June 1978.

Part of the investigation report
Mr G Cooke was then a 27 year old motor mechanic from Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was married with two children. At the time of the incident he was with a friend on a property near Orange, New South Wales, in June 1969. His statement reads:

"We went to Orange to go shooting. It was at a place about 10 miles out of town and fairly hilly and very rocky, with large boulders six feet in diameter and a few trees.It was a grazing property but we were on a slope which was above the area used for grazing. We had been out for quite a while, about 3 hours.

We were going up a hill which was fairly steep in a four wheel drive vehicle and were getting no further. My friend and I g...

03:33

Is It Russian Surrender that Is on the Agenda or World War 3? "IndyWatch Feed National"

If Russia and China do not take steps to defeat the US before Washington forces nuclear war on the world, we are all doomed. The American people are denied information, are uninformed, and helpless. The same is true for Europe and Britain, Canada, Australia, Japan. Even if the peoples knew, they are impotent.

03:29

Ocean Camo Leggings Localish Surf Apparel "IndyWatch Feed National"

Localish represents the feeling of belonging to the areas and communities, whether youre a native, part-time resident, or just visiting by. Inspired by this idea, Localish apparel is made with original designs made somewhere between Hawaii and California. Localish offers wide range of surf apparel including surf leggings, womens surf t-shirts, mens surfing t shirts, mens surf apparel, womens surf apparel, mens sweatshirt hoodie, surf tank tops for men, surf tank tops for women, and many more. Yoga and Surfing leggings of Localish include the following: ocean camo leggings hibiscus leggings sup leggings women's surf leggings digi camo leggings sunset leggings camouflage legging / camo leggings surf capri digi camo leggings sup yoga leggings blue camo leggings upf leggings mens surf tank tops surfing t shirts surf tank top men's tanks surf capris Visit the website https://livelocalish.com/ to see all products. Order now!

03:27

Change the rules and fight for democracy "IndyWatch Feed National"

Editorial comment

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) led Change the Rule campaign is necessary, if the decline in the reward for and quality of work is going to be arrested and turned around.

While it concerns work, the right to belong to a trade union and exercise the right to pursue collective interests, it is also about how we want Australia to operate as a society.

The campaign should be supported for both reasons.

And it captures the mood of the times. Anger over the cumulative restrictions that are leaving most people worse off and with fewer rights is growing.

This could prove to be an historical opportunity. Organising by the ACTU, the advertising campaign, delegates mass meetings and plans for big marches around Australia, lay a very good foundation to build a movement for change. What is going to take place over the next few weeks is part of an ongoing effort.

Victory can be won. The Turnbull government is already looking terminal and it can be pushed over. This is the immediate focus, and rightly so. For this reason, the ACTU and unions are sighting the election due next year. It is an obvious strategy.

This government does not have the legitimacy to speak for most of us. It exists to serve privilege and the interests of big business only. In doing so, it has been screwing the rest of us and selling our future down the drain. It must go.

But if experience should have taught us just one lesson, it is that we should not leave it at this. What happens after the election is just as important.

The biggest mistake of the WorkChoices campaign during John Howards time was that the organisational structure built to win it, was undone after Howard as thrown from office, and it allowed the creep back of a significant part of WorkChoices. The strength was an organised union/community alliance that brought a huge number of Australians into united and ongoing action. Its absence meant that the grass roots movement was disempowered, and the barrier towards returning to WorkChoices removed.

A movement like this is needed again, and it is up to all of us to make it a reality.

A rotten law must go. But replacing this with another one is not enough.Improvement needs action. Building a movement through the Change the Rules campaign, must be a vehicle to make Australia a more democratic place.

There is considerable support for raising the demand for the right to strike to be legislated. While this would also be a considerable advance that deserves support, it will still only be as good as it is able to be implemented. The right to strike has never existed in Australia. Although this makes industrial action more difficult, it does not illuminate it, when the dete...

03:19

Challenging day faces Syd bushfire crews "IndyWatch Feed National"

A helicopter water bombs a bushfire threatening homes in the suburbs of Voyager Point, Pleasure Point, Sandy Point, Illawong, Menai and Bangor, in Sydney, Sunday, April 15, 2018. Photo AAP/Brendan Esposito

SYDNEY, AAP Exhausted firefighters are facing another challenging and difficult day battling a bushfire, believed to have been deliberately lit, that is still burning out of control south of Sydney.

The fire, which started at about 2.30pm on Saturday, has blackened more than 2400 hectares and continues to burn towards Barden Ridge.

More than 500 firefighters faced walls of fire, fanned by 70 km/h wind gusts on the citys southern fringe on Sunday and through the night.

It is still an active fire ground but we are not seeing the sort of weather extremes, particularly with the wind that we saw yesterday, Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told reporters in Sydney on Monday.

Heathcote Road remains closed on Monday in both directions from Lucas Heights to Holsworthy.

About 250 firefighters are still working to halt the fire while a fleet of 15 aircraft will water-bomb the dynamic firefront, Mr Fitzsimmons said.

Fire chiefs have ordered crews to backburn in an effort to contain the blaze while simultaneously stopping the fire from advancing toward properties.

Westerly winds are expected to pick up again on Monday afternoon but will not be as extreme as conditions at the weekend.

Its certainly not the reprieve were looking for, Mr Fitzsimmons said.

Its still going to be challenging, its still going to be difficult.

A strike force has been established to investigate the blaze which is believed to have started in Wattle Grove.

So far no homes have been lost though there has been some property damage, Mr Fitzsimmons said.

He said it was extraordinary that the only reported losses had been fences, cubby houses and garden sheds.

I am not being dismissive of the loss in any way, but the fact is thats the loss we are talking about rather than peoples homes being badly damaged or destroyed, he said.

I...

00:57

The bombing of Syria is wrong "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

The hype over the bombing of Syria has one major flaw. It was not a response to the Syrian governments use of chemical weapons. The allegation was worked in as a faint, to cover up that the real purpose.  The missile strikes are a continuation of the ongoing support for the continuation of a war that has already cost half a million lives so far and created five million refugees.

No one should use chemical weapons under any circumstances, and if they do, they should be held to account. But this is something entirely different from carrying out raids based on an allegation, which has not been properly investigated and the real facts revealed. It is said that the first casualty of war is the truth. This is no exception. Almost all western media has gone along and censored anything that suggests other than the official line handed down.

Moves to set up an international inspection team have been thwarted. Syrian government facilities can be checked out. The offer has already been made. Western backed anti-government groups should be investigated as well, give that some of them have in the past been implicated in using this type of weapon. Leaders of the countries that dropped the bombs have made it clear that they do not want an investigation. Why is this?

After failing to get support from the United Nations, the three countries violated international law and took matters into their own hands. It is likely they even violated their own law as well. This is not the first time. American president George W Bush and British prime minister did this to start the Iraq war. So did Australias John Howard.

Arguably, without supporting certain groups, and the key ones with fire power on the ground have been associated with Islamic State and al Qaeda, there would not have been the terrible toll. But saving peoples lives seem to be far less important than the strategic goals of the western powers.

That the bombing raids were carried out by the United Kingdom and France is no accident. Both are former colonial powers with interests in the region, seeking to retain an influence. They have been involved in Syria for a long time.  The participation of the United states is no surprise either. Washington has had a major hand in the war since day one.

even if by any chance the bombing had really been motivated by the use of chemical weapons, attacking a facility in or near a heavily populated place is a crimi9nasl act in itself. There is no way of ensuring that the poison will not escape to kill and injure civilians within range.

And provoking  of a confrontation with Russia is extremely dangerous, and risks plunging the world into conflict, especially when there are those who seem to be angling for a new global cold war.

Austr...

00:46

Relax: The Japanese Government is Chill With Your Tattoos "IndyWatch Feed National"

Its dark outside, and Ive found myself bent over a toilet seat with a hand on my bum and a foot in my face. Grunting softly, my companion pushes harder on my exposed posterior the Band-Aid just wont stay put. Meanwhile, our other accomplice is gingerly bandaging up her ankle, inspecting for any signs of ink peeping out from the sides.

Our mission? Cover six tattoos using just four Band-Aids (impossible, just in case you were wondering).

Our purpose? To bathe in a traditional Japanese onsen.

Onsen are public bathhouses that source their water from natural hot springs, and are said to improve cardiac health and clear the skin; however, many people simply visit for some good old R&R. Public bathhouses that use heated tap water are called sento, and although generally not as luxurious, they are pretty much indistinguishable from onsen to the untrained Western eye. Whether you plan on visiting an onsen or a sento, you will likely run into the same problem if you have tattoos.

Tattoos in Japan are taboo due to their association with the Yakuza, Japans notorious organised crime gang. To paint a picture of how tough these guys are, many members are missing a pinky finger thanks to an initiation process somewhat akin to an extreme college hazing ritual. Naturally, many Japanese citizens are wary of the Yakuza and try to have as little to do with them as possible.

The Yakuzas association with tattoos came about in the days when tattooing in Japan was used as a form of punishment by law, both for the physical pain it inflicted and the shame it symbolised.

However, middle fingers held firmly to the law, the branded criminals began to reclaim their tattoos by transforming them into individual pieces with their own designs. This was the genesis of irezumi, or the full-back tattoo that many Yakuza members still sport today.

It is because of this tie between tattoos and Japans underworld that my friends and I found ourselves in hot water. Because interestingly, although the Yakuza is almost exclusively a mens only club, the nation-wide prejudice against tattoos also extends to women with ink. Despite wanting to experience bathing in a natural hot spring at the base of Mount Fuji in the nude, we didnt want to be those baka gaijin (stupid foreigners) disrespecting local customs by strutting in with our inked-up skin. So we continued to tear Band-Aids in half with our teeth and even contemplated drawing blood with the onsen restaurants complime...

00:46

Travelling With My Dead Grandmother "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ive never been very good at following traditions. I dont have any annual family meetups, Saturdays are almost never for the boys and I cant even dedicate myself solely to one coffee shop. So when I travel and I see all these people buying a pin in every country they go to, or religiously tracking the stamps in their passports or even just knowing the exact number of countries theyve stepped foot in, I find it really hard to relate.

There is, however, one thing I do every time I visit a new country, but it has nothing to do with tokenising my travels and everything to do with my dead grandmother.

See, Im not religious. I was raised a Catholic, but pretty much as soon as said grandmother died, the whole family stopped pretending like it was something that mattered to us. We dont even do the religious holidays anymore, which Im not that sad about, because Easter is no fun when youre lactose intolerant and Christmas is just downright hell when you work in retail. But every time I travel, some part of me (the Holy Spirit perhaps?) drives me into a church for the one tradition I have yet to forgo.

My grandmother died when I was four, and even though I remember very little about her, she and I were apparently very close. She was a tough lady who loved her family, her cockatoo and her scotch with cheese and bikkies while Wheel of Fortune was on. She was a scripture teacher and a devout Catholic. As Ive grown up, members of the family have told me various things about her, including that she would definitely not be down with me being gay (but she loved me then, so she would love me now, in my opinion), that I inherited my aptitude for cake decorating from her and that she wouldve loved to have travelled.

Now, the 70s and 80s were a different time: leisurely travel was nowhere near as common and even if it was, they did their best with the money they had. Gran wouldve been content with a trip to Queensland, but sadly travel just wasnt an option for her as it is for us now, and I always remind myself how lucky I am to be able to travel and to see the world when so many still cant.

So maybe it is this, or perhaps my ever-present guilt that I dont remember her, or maybe just the tiny piece of Catholic left in me that drives me into a church in every new country I visit to light a candle for Gran. In my mind, every time I do so, she is there with me and its another country ticked off her bucket list, as it is mine.

When I started travelling with friends, I had not prepared for having to explain why I, an atheist, wanted to vi...

00:20

Violent Home Invasion! Home invasion victims left defenceless by Australian government anti-self defence laws! "IndyWatch Feed National"



https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/39862294/violent-home-invasion-at-burnside-heights/


Home invasion victims left defenceless by Australian government anti-self defence laws! Surely protecting one's self & family from harm should be a human right ???!!!


00:00

April 16 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed National"

1788 - Governor Phillip and his party were having a stickybeak about the Fair Isle of Oz when they became the first known Europeans to see Aboriginal rock carvings at Manly Cove.


1816 - The horrific Massacre at Appin (NSW) began on this day when word came through to the soldiers charged with "rounding up the hostile natives" that a group of Dharawal people were camped near Broughton's farm at Appin. Investigating at 1am (17th April) the soldiers heard children crying at the camp before the dogs roused the sleeping Aboriginals who leapt to their deaths over the cliffs while others were shot by soldiers.

1819 - Thomas Ray ,  John Jones and Thomas Smith were hanged at Sydney for highway robbery.

1827 - While it is not possible to give the exact number of each tribe of blacks in the (Gosford) district, says a letter of April 16 1827, there are five tribes viz., the Mial or Broken Bay tribe, the Tuggerah Beach tribe, the Wyong tribe, and the Narara and Erina tribes. The three first as well as I am able to judge consist of about fifteen each and the two last of about ten each, being in all about sixty five men, women and children.

1831 - Government Order published, prohibiting the importation of preserved heads of New Zealanders.
News I'm sure gladdened the hearts of Kiwis.

1834 - Joseph Greenwood was hanged at Hobart for cutting and maiming, with intent to kill, Constable Terry.

1838 - William Bean, farm servant aged 27, tried in Kent. Dark brown hair, brown eyes; blind in left eye. Absconded from W. Cox.
You can stop looking, Bean was found and returned to the loving ? care of his boss.

1849 - The steamer ship "Thistle" sprung a leak near Spectacle Island.
The irony of the name prickles even at this distance.

1867 - Denis Murphy was hanged at Ballarat for the murder of Patrick O'Meara at Bullarook.

1868 - Again in QLD there was undoubtedly cream sponges, shortbread bikkies and the obligatory Iced Vo-Vo passed about with gay abandon when the railway line from Dalby to Ipswitch was done and dusted today.

1873 - The naval chap turned policeman turned explorer Colonel Peter Egerton Warburton suffered from Itchy Feet...as this was not Rampaging Footrot but merely the urge to go trotting about the vast continent called Oz he didn't bother with any over-the-counter creams.
Instead he set off for a stroll from Central Australia today to have a Captain Cook for an overland route between here and there...here being Alice Springs and there being Perth.

1876 - Remember them thar Fenians who were plotting and planning the escape of their compatriots from the drear Fremantle Gaol back in 1876?   Well, they'd parallel parked their ship the Catalpa between Rottnest and Garden Isl...

Sunday, 15 April

22:04

Suicide machine draws crowds at Amsterdam funeral show "IndyWatch Feed National"

A controversial suicide pod that enables its occupant to kill themselves at a press of a button went on display at Amsterdam funeral show on Saturday.

Called the Sarco, short for sarcophagus, the 3D-printed machine invented by Australian euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke and Dutch designer Alexander Bannink comes with a detachable coffin, mounted on a stand that contains a nitrogen canister.

The person who wants to die presses the button and the capsule is filled with nitrogen. He or she will feel a bit dizzy but will then rapidly lose consciousness and die, said Nitschke, who has been dubbed Dr Death for his work to legalise euthanasia.

Via Yahoo News
Featured Image: Fairy Heart /Flickr

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21:49

U of Sydney academics back BDS as Israel guns down Palestinian protesters "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dozens of academics at the University of Sydney have declared their support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, reported The Australian. According to the paper, the move comes as a response to the lethal crackdown by Israeli occupation forces on Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip. The Australian notes that signatories to the BDS pledge say they "will not attend conferences sponsored by Israeli universities, participate in academic exchange schemes, or otherwise collaborate professionally with Israeli universities until the stated goals have been fulfilled." The BDS campaign, describes the paper, is an international movement "inspired by the success of boycotts in bringing an end to apartheid in South Africa". Nick Riemer, a senior lecturer in English and linguistics at the University of Sydney and a member of its BDS group, "said the response from fellow academics was encouraging" and expressed his hope that the pledge would spread to other Australian universities. "People are already talking at Melbourne about the possibility of something like this," he said. According to the Sydney BDS website, some 40 academics have currently endorsed the pledge.

20:19

How Australia Is Becoming A Cryptocurrency Continent: Markets, Regulations And Plans "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia has taken the lead when it comes to cryptocurrency regulation, and has done so with many positive and balanced intentions #ANALYSIS

16:00

For You or Your Followers? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Shes young, pretty and bored.

She fake tans and applies makeup. Cleans her room and makes her bed. She changes out of her brothers old T-shirt she wears as pyjamas and into a new dress, clicking away at the iPhone screen.

She slides back into the daggy tee, swipes through 284 photos, marks her favourites and begins the editing process. A handful of filters make her teeth whiter and others her skin darker. Once the images have endured multiple different editing apps, shell decide which makes the cut.

Hours have passed. When her 7:30pm primetime alarm goes off, she jumps on Pinterest in search of an inspirational quote, but it gets too hard, so she decides on Day with the girls as her caption.

Validation in the form of likes begins to roll in, each comment boosting her self-esteem like nothing else in her life can.

*

Reality is, the majority of society will visit that waterfall, buy that eyeshadow pallet or order that smoothie bowl because theyve seen it glorified across Instagram by someone whos probably paid to do it.

On many occasions, Ive found myself forgetting to enjoy whatever I am taking a photo of.

Im out to breakfast with my friend. The food is served, but not eaten for 10 minutes. Within that time, the sugar bowl and small flower vase have been aesthetically positioned with our aai and Buddha bowls. Standing on our stools for high angle shots has caused a few unfriendly stares, but the mouth-watering snap story and cute Insta Boomerang was totally worth it.

Instagram has exploded in popularity within the past few years because its a way of social networking that connects peoples solely through visual elements. The app provides a powerful means by which to capture and sustain our attention.

Considering cafes, bars, stores and resorts will pay thousands for an influencer to po...

14:16

Bill Shorten, man of the people, eating rissoles on a Turnbull dinner setting "IndyWatch Feed National"

Yeah but its what you do with them! https://t.co/ZwEvbW4ofV Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp) April 15, 2018 "Whaddaya call this darl?" "Rissoles. Everybody cooks rissoles darl." pic.twitter.com/HJnJy0jaae chloe shorten (@chloeshorten) April 15, 2018

13:33

Doublethink "IndyWatch Feed National"

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The doublethink of the disability sector just astounds me. 

In case you don't know about that book...there is a book by George Orwell called 'Nineteen Eighty Four'.  Lots of people will have read it. It's a book that was written almost 70 years ago. 

The book was about this society which was run by 'the Party' - this grey, awful, brainwashed society where everything you did was watched by the government (the Party), where everything was strictly rationed, where your thoughts were controlled by propaganda, where independent thought and action or a perceived lack of loyalty was swiftly and brutally punished. 

And then there was double-think. 

Doublethink was a word that Orwell invented. The characters in the book had to learn doublethink to be regarded as a 'good Party member' - if you ever deviated from what the government was saying, it was akin to blasphemy. People who disagreed with the 'party line' were shunned.

Doublethink was about holding two contradictory beliefs in your mind simultaneously and accepting both of them. Forgetting any fact that was inconvenient, but 'bringing it back from oblivion for just as long as it is needed'. It's about tampering with reality, rejecting morality while laying claim to it, consciously inducting unconsciousness.

...

12:28

WERE BACK Letter to 21WIRE Readers "IndyWatch Feed National"

A NARRATIVE IN TATTERS: Propaganda poster for the UK-funded White Helmets, the Free Syrian Police and Aleppo Councils (Photo: Patrick Henningsen, May 2017, East Aleppo, Syria)

Dear Readers,

Glad to have you back. Firstly, we would like to apologise for being offline most of last week. Weve been working hard behind the scenes to get back online.

On Tuesday April 10th, 2018 at approximately 2pm EST, 21stCenturyWire.com sustained a heavy Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyber attack and were only able to restore our systems yesterday afternoon. We were not the only ones. Other leading alternative news websites were also hit at this exact time, including South Front, Hands Off Syria (Australia-based antiwar organisation), Fort-Russ, Syria News and others each covering the situation in Syria closely and truthfully. Based on the number of page requests or bots that were hitting us each hour, this seemed similar to what happened to Craig Murrays blog two weeks prior. In addition to the online attacks on alternative media outlets, Facebook was blocking similar content on their platform including South Front who appealed and were eventually reinstated. Based on these facts, we believe that its not highly likely but 100% certain that the party(s) attacking us and other similar platforms did so on behalf of a state actor and in the interests of prosecuting another illegal war by way of deception based on a false pretext. The entire false case for this latest US, UK and French missile strike relied on spurious claims made by US-funded opposition group called the...

12:25

Chemical Attacks in the Schizophrenic Age "IndyWatch Feed National"

[Editors Note: This article is a reaction to the US firing missiles at three facilities in Syria on April 13, 2018.] 

by G5

Trump was politically captured by the bullshit momentum of the Douma non-event False Flag. Do you remember the big International consensus serenade concerning the Iraq WMD Lie, or the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and the Humidicrib evidence in 1991?

Israel and the Golan Heights

There is unrevealed consensus from the US, the UK, Syria, Russia, and France, that Israel was involved in a number of incidents in Syria, from 2012.

Israel is concerned that Syria will retake...

08:43

Jennifer Hart Murder/Suicide "IndyWatch Feed National"

Fight Child Protection Department Corruption: 
Jennifer Hart Foster Parent Murder Suicide

Foster Child Abusers Murder/Suicide

When you think about your children being removed and your situation, what do you reflect on?

Were you on drugs, were you an alcoholic? Where you struggling to cope for other reasons, or simply did you ring the department of child protection to get some advice or help, for a child rather than yourself?

Did you have a stressful situation, were you leaving domestic violence and still in the danger period where the abuser is trying to protect himself against allegations of violent behaviour, and you were trying to share parenting or co parent with someone who would never do that with you?

Did you have a sick or disabled child you needed help with and instead the child was removed? I could go on and ask many questions from you, about why you lost your child, but in your wildest dreams when losing your son or daughter to the system, none of us are prepared to think that the system is not providing a safe environment for the child.

None of us prior to the explosion of the internet websites and Facebook pages and groups, would have understood the wicked web that is child protection and the dependency of what has been created as a tool to provide a multi billion dollar industry today.

This tool as a child protection industry requires a willing workforce that has the backing of the legal system and the courts of a number of western countries and utilises the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989 entry into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49 to process children who are removed through their system and pump them into waiting foster homes where the money trails of government funding extend as they draw towards the end of the line. 

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08:37

Do a Writing Retreat in Bali With Global Hobo "IndyWatch Feed National"

Are you a wannabe travel writer or an aspiring journalist with itchy feet? Do you want to spend a month on an island paradise in Indonesia learning a language, studying with media industry pros and getting real-world writing experience?

Travel to the hip Balinese surf town of Canggu with Global Hobo. Over the course of four weeks, a team of word-savvy hobos will be given intensive writing and blogging tutelage focused on travel and digital media, as well as cross-cultural training with a local language school. In their free time, hobos will be exploring every nook and cranny of southern Bali so they can put together a comprehensive online destination guide in teams. Theyll also be producing two pieces to be pitched and published online either for Global Hobo or elsewhere  which will be heavily workshopped over the course of the program.

If youre a high-school leaver, this program is the perfect mini exchange to squeeze in before you hit the books again next year. If youre already in the throes of university and studying something like journalism or communications, you may even be eligible for a full subjects credit. And if youre not studying and youre just on the hunt for a project that combines travel and writing, this is the ultimate opportunity to get some real-world industry experience.

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08:01

Mary River Turtle, Hang On! "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Thanks to the Guardian for bringing this to our attention:

Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

With its punky green mohican the striking Mary river turtle joins a new ZSL list of the worlds most vulnerable reptiles

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The Mary River turtle, found in Queensland, Australia, features on a new list of the most vulnerable reptile species on the planet. Photograph: Chris Van Wyk/ZSL/PA

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06:56

Its Gonna Be a Bumpy Ride, Kid: A Note to my 13-Year-Old Self "IndyWatch Feed National"

Looking down at my feet, I have to keep reminding myself Im wearing takeaway boxes as shoes. I curl my toes as I feel the heat from the tarmac penetrating the not-so-durable cardboard that protects my feet. I never thought I would find myself in the middle of an airport clad in such footwear, in the driest heat imaginable, waiting for a 200-seater plane to finally take me home.

At the ripe age of 13, I was not like most girls of today with their nips popping out of their shirts. Rather, I had pimples popping out from under my horrendous fringe. I remember lying on my bed with its flannelette, mandala-print sheets, hopelessly wondering what the world had to offer me in the future in terms of travel.

I dreamed of sunsets over sand dunes and exploring vast deserts on camel back, sipping champagne on terracotta terraces and, maybe, finding love with some foreign prince charming like in the clich chick flicks I would fill my Friday nights with.

When it came time to head out on my own, I soon realised that travelling is not a blockbuster movie. I didnt have a million-dollar budget; I wasnt surrounded by Clooneys and DiCaprios; and to be quite frank, camels stink like shit and champagne tastes revolting. Travelling, like the rest of life, is just a series of good and bad moments in different places that are defined by your attitude towards them.

Some may ask if Im qualified to make these accusations against a multimillion dollar industry that captures the spirit of the young and the old, and undoubtedly, I am.

So Im standing at the airport, worlds away from my naive 13-year-old self, with takeaway boxes as shoes. This odd predicament begins with a goat that I met at an animal wildlife sanctuary on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. With a few hours to fill in before my flight back home to Australia, I figured a quick visit to a local attraction, such as the animal sanctuary, could do no harm.

Making my way through the animal enclosures, I noticed a figure following me from one to the next. Enter Jonathan the goat: a small, pudgy, white-bearded creature that was fond of my company. Parading around, we took photos, we shared a salad sandwich and even fed the ducks together at a rather small pond (puddle) in the middle of the property.

It came time to leave, so I went to exit the way I came in: through a one-way turnstile activated by the ticket I purchased upon entry. Jonathan seemed quite keen to accompany me, and checking with the keepers, they seemed fine with...

04:49

C wealth Games 2018: Team Nigeria increases medal haul "IndyWatch Feed National"

As wrestlers, athletes shine   It was another flurry of medals for Team Nigeria at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, with the countrys wrestlers and relay team joining the winners. In wrestling Aminat Adeniyi made it a back-to-back victory at the Games after retaining the title she won at the last games []

The post C wealth Games 2018: Team Nigeria increases medal haul appeared first on Newtelegraph.

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