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Saturday, 25 November

00:26

Liberals accepting donations from Rebels Motorcycle Club "IndyWatch Feed National"

So how does it [the law] work in Australia?

Guilty by association, right?

Well it looks like the Liberal party is stuffed then.

Post taken from Social media is as follows:

That makes them an associate of the Rebels.
 

I am doing this to show that this party do not screen donations, therefore a criminal can donate a $100, 000 towards their campaign for a favour without being noticed by donating $20 ( or more ) many times over ( or use 100 individuals in a criminal organisation to donate $1000 each under a pseudonym).





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Friday, 24 November

23:58

The poor need more say in society | Green Left Weekly "IndyWatch Feed National"

The poor need more say in society | Green Left Weekly: [Green Left Weeklys Renfrey Clarke spoke to Forgione.] Our conferences are among the largest Anti-Poverty Week events in the country, and theyre the only ones organised by poor people themselves. For us, this is critical the fightback against government cuts to the welfare system must be led by those in the firing line: by unemployed people, pensioners, sole parents, carers, students, and others who rely on government payments.

23:55

Phil Pringle head pastor of C3 Church. False Prophet. Part 7. Phil Pringle: If you drive a bomb of a car, dont put a I love C3 Church sticker on the back window- its a bad witness for C3 Church and a bad witness for Jesus "IndyWatch Feed National"

Phil Pringle head pastor of C3 Global Church based in affluent Sydney Australia: If you drive a bomb of a car, dont put a I love C3 Churchsticker on the back window- its a bad witness for C3 Church and a bad witness for Jesus

 

A friend of mine went to C3 Church in Oxford Falls Sydney Australia for seven years.

He shared how at one Sunday morning service, C3 head pastor Phil Pringle said to the congregation, I just saw a bomb of a car in the car park outside with a I love C3 Church sticker on the back window. If you drive a bomb of a car, dont put a I love C3 Church sticker on the back window- its a bad witness for C3 Church and a bad witness for Jesus. Buy a new car and put a I love C3 sticker on it- or remove the C3 sticker off your bomb car.

My friend is an affluent man but he drove a $4,000 bomb of a Honda to church and left his vintage Porche and other smart car at home as a reaction to Phil Pringles pomposity and arrogance.

After Phil Pringles tell-off to the congregation about bomb cars, C3 stickers and Jesus, my friend made sure he always drove his bomb of a car to church.

 

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23:52

RAM Commemoration on the Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Michael Israel "IndyWatch Feed National"

The post RAM Commemoration on the Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Michael Israel appeared first on It's Going Down.

Its been exactly one year since US-born revolutionary Michael Israel was martyred fighting for the Rojava Revolution. Michael answered the call for international solidarity and due to his sacrifice, and countless others like him, the revolution in Rojava continues and the quest for international revolution advances. Michael was a fighter in the International Freedom Battalion, the internationalist formation consisting of anarchist and communist groups, and like in the US Michael remained a dedicated militant. In an interview in 2015 Michael stated he came to Rojava not to simply fight against the fascism of ISIS but primarily to struggle against capitalism and Turkish imperialism in the region.

It was this same imperialist force, a NATO military, that murdered Michael and many others in a customary act of aggression against revolutionary forces of the YPG and YPJ. Erdogans regime, and the Turkish state in general, has for far too long been slaughtering Kurds, and imposing Turkeys colonial project in Bakur and elsewhere. However with the rise of internationalist struggle, and the inspiration of Rojava, capitalist, statist and colonial regimes around the world should be on edge.

Michaels sacrifice is now etched in the history of revolutionary struggle, and like the martyrs of Suru, Haymarket Square, or Catalonia, we honor and commemorate him. When our comrades die fighting for a world with dignity we must all embrace that effort and carry it with us in our hearts and souls as we struggle wherever we stand. His memory will live on forever and well carry on his passion with us until victory.

Long Live the Revolutionary Struggle!

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23:03

FixedIt: Violent man is responsible for his own future "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Gladstone Observers report on a 21 year old mans conviction for contravening a domestic violence order is a shining example of how NOT to report domestic violence.

Violence is a choice made only by the person who commits it. Putting the victims actions in the headline makes her responsible for his choices and she isnt.

He didnt just shower her in glass, he was standing outside her home after she had asked him to leave. He was screaming and banging on a window, demanding she let him in. When she quite understandably refused he smashed the window, injuring her. Her child was in the house and she suffered further injuries trying to protect her child from the broken glass. It would have been a terrifying experience for both the woman and the child so starting the first line of the article bemoaning the future still ahead of him is a bizarre and repellent take on a dangerous event.

Making excuses for violent offenders, minimising their crimes, expressing implicit sympathy for the consequences of their choices and blaming the victims. This is pretty much a litany of the things no responsible publication should do in reporting domestic violence.

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 becoming a Patron


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22:26

FixedIt: Rape and sexual abuse of children is not sex "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ex magistrate William Randall was convicted last week for sexually abusing a boy over twelve years, starting when the boy was only five years old. Randall was sentenced to nine years in jail.

The Courier Mail reported that Hetty Johnson asked for a review of any cases he presided over that may have involved crimes against children and labelled it child sex cases.

Children cannot have sex with adults. Sex requires consent, children cannot legally or morally give consent so it is not sex. Rape 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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22:03

Saudi Arabia and Israeli Alliance Targets Iran "IndyWatch Feed National"

Saudi Arabia and Israeli Alliance Targets Iran | israel-saudi-arabia-netanyahu-king-soloman | Government Corruption Sleuth Journal Special Interests Trump War Propaganda World News

[image: Netanyahu and Saudi King Salman. REUTERS]

The consequences of the failed American foreign policy in the Middle East has seldom been more vivid with the defeat of ISIS; the U.S. surrogate in the Syrian conflict. ISIS, a blended creation of the CIA and the Mossad was the inevitable result of sanctioning the murder of Libyas Muammar Gaddafi. With the support of Russian involvement, Syrias President Bashar Hafez al-Assad was able to fend off the imperialist efforts of Israel to remove him from office and destroy his country. Defeating ISIS on the battlefield has never been the intention of the DC shadow government. The consistent policy under every US administration has been to protect the Zionist state above all else. Unfortunately, the Trump regime is no different and certainly does not follow a genuine America First foreign policy.

This background sets the stage for the next manipulation in the region. YeniSafak asks, What happened in the Mideast after Trumps Saudi visit? Their answer provides a list of developments.

May 20 Trumps visit to Riyadh

June 5 Qatar crisis

June 21 New crown prince

July 30 Al-Sadr in Saudi Arabia

Sept. 25 Illegitimate referendum in the KRG

Oct. 12 Hamas and Fatah reconciliation

Oct. 13 Nuclear deal in Congress

Oct. 24 Saudi Arabia returns to moderate Islam

Nov. 2 Iran and al-Qaeda link in Bin Laden documents

Now the Daily Mail reports,...

21:43

Eight Things Money Cant Buy You This Black Friday "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Staff of The Rules - While the US holiday of Thanksgiving indisputably stems from a celebration of the massacre of hundreds of Pequot Indian men, women and children, the origins of Black Friday are much less clear. What is agreed is that retailers sought to take advantage of the Thursday holiday and draw people into shops for what, in a consumerist culture, is considered a civic duty: shopping. After weeks of advertising beforehand, on the Friday following the food, family and football, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to descend on the shops, often risking life and limb for a bargain. In a globalised world, this once uniquely American phenomenon has now been exported. Today, from Russia to Ireland and Pakistan, were told that the answer to any problem is to buy stuff and what better day to do so than on Black Friday? You may agree that you cant consume your way to happiness but its worth acknowledging that the lure of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (created to allow online retailers to get in on the action) is hard to resist. So to help you, here is a list of things money cant buy. Read it every time you feel the impulse to add to basket. A sense of wonder: From trees to a smile, and even a gush of wind, so much around us can provide us with the feeling of the numinous; that we are in deep communion with life around us.

20:48

The Phenomenon of Mysterious Booms Continue Worldwide "IndyWatch Feed National"

The phenomenon of mysterious booms is continuing around the world, with the sound of unexplained explosions being reported from locales as diverse as Michigan, Lapland, St Ives, Swansea and Yorkshire.

Booms reported by residents of six counties in Alabama have been investigated by police, NASA, and the Birmingham Alabama National Weather Service, with the latter tweeting on November 14:

"Re: loud boom heard: we do not see anything indicating large fire/smoke on radar or satellite; nothing on USGS indicating an earthquake. We don't have an answer, and can only hypothesize with you. 1) sonic boom from aircraft; 2) meteorite w/ current Leonid shower?"

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20:36

Worst frost since 1977 caused extensive damage to Victorian crops, Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

A late spring cold snap ripped through western and central Victoria this month, causing extensive agricultural damage. Older farmers in the region say it was 'the worst frost since 1977.' Agriculture Victorias southwest grains regional manager Rob...... Read more

20:11

#Manus Refugees Under Attack "IndyWatch Feed National"

On Thursday November 24 a small island in the middle of the pacific made world headlines, but not because of its natural beauty.

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Originally published by Autonomous Action Radio. Written by Exhibit_Linda.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Manus Refugees Under Attack

On Thursday November 24 a small island in the middle of the pacific made world headlines, but not because of its natural beauty.

Today PNG police and immigration stormed the Manus Regional Processing Centre and attacked refugees who were fighting for survival after being abandoned by Australian and PNG immigration.

How did they find themselves in this predicament?

A common narrative is people washing up on tropical island after their boats have become lost at sea.

The refugees on Man...

18:18

McCain And Clinton Forced To Wear Ankle Monitors For Upcoming Criminal Trial "IndyWatch Feed National"

What do John McCain and Hillary Clinton have in common, besides both being globalist traitors to the United States? The answer, according to an FBI source, is they are both criminal defendants in upcoming trials [...]

17:56

How Exit From The Matrix could change your life "IndyWatch Feed National"

How Exit From The Matrix could change your life

by Jon Rappoport

November 24, 2017

Inside the psyche of the individual, something is going on. Something profound.

The creative impulse.

This is where the life blood of the soul lives.

Human beings chained to The Mechanical dont realize it. Theyre looking for the next resolution to the next problem.

The creative impulse cant be taken apart and separated into discrete elements. It cant be sliced and diced. It cant be made into an equation.

A person learns about his own creative impulse by acting on it. By creating.

This is far too simple for academics and professionals.

A revolution occurs when the individual throws off the shroud of consensus reality and creates what he truly wants to.

Life is never the same again.

The creative impulse carries with it just one imperative: CREATE.

Decide what to create and do it.

That isnt hard to understand.

When a person creates what he wants to, he establishes a new channel(s) of self-knowledge beyond words. He grasps an inner connection to the core of his being. He experiences it first-hand.

Time and time again, I have read writers who compose works about creativity. Inevitably, they come to a point where they add some extra piece: it is the really the universe that is giving a person permission to create; there is a field the individual taps into in order to create; there is a collective consciousness that is entered.

On and on it goes. Whereas, in fact, THE INDIVIDUAL CREATES. PERIOD.

There is no extra aspect that somehow determines and rules the creative impulse.

To create or not to create; that is the question.

That is the basic question which determines human psychology. If the answer is YES, you get one dynamic psychology. If the answer is NO, you get another essentially passive psychology, and then you also get endless problems, which are misunderstood.

In my mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, I include profound imagination exercises which, when practiced on a daily basis, can help bring an individuals creative impulse front and center, and can help him unleash his creative power.

This is the underlying goal of my work.......

17:28

Details emerge of Mossad operation in Raqqa that led to laptop ban on UK flights "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ever wondered why British authorities won't let you take your laptop in carry-on luggage when flying back from certain Middle East countries? Details of a secret Israeli operation in Syria have now emerged, offering a few answers. Airlines abruptly stopped letting passengers take laptops in their cabin baggage in March 2017. Passengers were not told what threat their devices posed or why there had been a sudden change in the rules. Now, the lid has been lifted on the spy operation which uncovered the intelligence that led to the ban. A secret Israeli operation supported by Mossad fed intelligence to the rest of the world after its agents listened in on a conversation between Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) fighters in the group's then-capital, Raqqa. Commandos from Israel's elite Sayeret Matkal force and Mossad technical operatives were scrambled to the desert outside Raqqa in two Sikorsky CH-53 helicopters. The operatives planted listening devices around a room used by IS, and just days later intelligence began flooding in. Jihadis were overheard discussing a plot to blow up a passenger jet using a laptop.

17:05

Uber is now facing multiple lawsuits over its huge data breach "IndyWatch Feed National"

Uber just cant stop making news. After it was revealed that the ride-hailing giant paid hackers $100,000 to stay silent about the data breach of 57 million account holders, regulators around the worldincluding the U.K., Australia, and the Philippinesannounced that they were investigating the company. Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission joined that list, saying it

Uber just cant stop making news. After it was revealed that the ride-hailing giant paid hackers $100,000 to stay silent about the data breach of 57 million account holders, regulators around the worldincluding the U.K., Australia, and the Philippinesannounced that they were investigating the company. Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission joined that list, saying it was closely evaluating the serious issues raised.

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17:04

China kindergarten sex abuse and needlemarks claims prompt police probe "IndyWatch Feed National"

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A parent is surrounded by members of the media outside the kindergarten run by pre-school operator RYB Education Inc being investigated by Chinas police, in Beijing, China November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee Reuters

By Philip Wen and Adam Jourdan

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) Chinese police are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten run by RYB Education Inc, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents, sending the companys New York-listed shares tumbling on Friday.

The official Xinhua news agency said late on Thursday that police were checking allegations that some teachers and staff at the kindergarten had abused children, who were reportedly sexually molested, pierced by needles and given unidentified pills.

Shares in RYB plunged 38 percent on the New York Stock Exchange early on Friday, almost wiping out most of the 44 percent rise in the Chinese companys stock since its IPO in September.

Parents said their children, some as young as three, relayed troubling accounts of a naked adult male conducting purported medical check-ups on students, who were also unclothed, other media said.

Some parents, who gathered outside the school to demand answers on Thursday, said their children gave matching accounts of being fed unidentified tablets and of punishments where students were made to stand naked in class, media said.

The welfare of children in professional care has become a hot-button issue in China, where a string of high-profile cases of abuse has underlined lax regulations and supervision in the childcare and early learning industry.

We deeply apologise for the serious anxiety this matter has brought to parents and society, RYB said in a statement on its official microblog on Friday, adding that it was helping authorities.

We are curr...

17:00

SOTT FOCUS: The Health & Wellness Show: Evil Brainz: Biology and Crime "IndyWatch Feed National"

Murderers, fiends, offenders, crooks, abusers -- criminals and criminal behavior have always been a part of the human landscape. The reasons for their behavior have stumped the best minds on the planet and there is no surefire way to identify who will become a scourge of humanity and who will become an upright citizen. Nature vs nurture has been an ongoing debate in the social sciences with nurture -- as it does offer some glimmer of hope -- often winning out. However, new research points out that we are relying too much on a sociological viewpoint to explain crime and violence. Biology plays in important role too, and in some cases genetic inheritance is the only explanation that makes sense. Join us on this episode of The Health and Wellness Show where we discuss the genetic and evolutionary aspects of antisocial behavior and attempt to answer the question: Are some people born to be bad? And stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment, where she discusses how to pet your cat without suddenly getting scratched or bitten! Running Time: 01:25:46 Download: OGG, MP3 Listen live, chat, and call in to future shows on the SOTT Radio Network!

16:03

It Takes a Village: Parenting on the Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed National"

Want to find honest reviews on products, discounts on child supplies and excellent education for parents and kids alike? FamilyPoints has the answer through Blockchain technology.

16:00

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds "IndyWatch Feed National"

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds | chia-seeds | General Health Special Interests

Health awareness is increasing everywhere and so is the demand for healthy foods. Arguably, prepackaged and processed food unnecessarily pollute the can-be-simple process of providing our bodies with nutrition. In response, many people look to whole, raw foods that have traditional appreciation. If you want to avoid lab-experiment food, then just ask yourself, what did people eat before they started eating attractively packaged baked goo made from test tube ingredients?

Thats a question with many answers, and one such answer is chia seeds. Chia seeds are a traditional food in central and south America and, yes, these are the same seeds known for the association with the Chia Pet. But more than an answer to ceramic statue baldness, chia seeds are very nutritious and loaded with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

Benefits of Eating Chia Seeds

Chia seeds can be eaten alone or added to smoothies, protein shakes, yogurt, cereal, salads, and so on. They have a very mild flavor that is slightly nutty but mostly neutral. When theyre hydrated or mixed with water they form a clear gel consistency. Some people are a little skeptical at first but relax, the flavor is benign, almost tasteless. Nutritionally, however, chia seeds and chia gel is rich in protein and amino acids.

As an ingredient alternative, chia seed gel can replace as much as 25% of oil or eggs and produce a more nutritious product without sacrificing flavor or texture. [1] Id recommend going ahead and substituting a little more. Additionally, know that breads made with chia seeds are higher in protein, omega-3, omega-6, fiber and folic acid than breads made from wh...

14:55

Australia To Go After Anti-Vaccine Doctors For Making False Statements "IndyWatch Feed National"

That Australian Minister of Health has announced that it will be lowering its tolerance level for doctors who decide that a child is not healthy enough to be vaccinated. Medical exemptions have risen in Australia...

The post Australia To Go After Anti-Vaccine Doctors For Making False Statements appeared first on Vaxxter.

14:48

Green meteor fireball seen over New South Wales, Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Speculation ran rife online after Inverell Times reader Lawana Hillhouse reported seeing a strange light moving over the town on Thursday night, November 23, at approximately 9.45pm. "It was sort of round and real red," Lawana said. She watched the object, which she initially believed was a fireball, move at a medium pace towards Moree. "I thought it was some sort of weird weather event," she said. Meteors, ball lightning, burning space junk and even aliens were among the many possible explanations given, as the Higgins Storm Chasing website reported similar sightings across NSW between 9.30-11pm.

11:41

Bowhead whale behaviour, new study "IndyWatch Feed National"

This 22 November 2017 video is called Bowhead whales come to Cumberland Sound in Canadian Arctic to exfoliate.

From the University of British Columbia in Canada:

Bowhead whales come to Cumberland Sound in Nunavut to exfoliate

November 22, 2017

Aerial drone footage of bowhead whales in Canadas Arctic has revealed that the large mammals molt and use rocks to rub off dead skin.

The footage provides one answer to the mystery of why whales return to Cumberland Sound, Nunavut, every summer, and helps explain some unusual behavior that has been noted historically by Inuit and commercial whalers living and working in the area.

This was an incidental observation, said Sarah Fortune, a PhD student at UBCs Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and lead author of a new study based on the findings. We were there to document their prey and feeding behavior, but we noticed some strange behavior near the shore.

Fortune and her colleagues William Koski, a whale biologist with LGL Limited, and local Inuit hunters and fishers from Pangnirtung watched from a boat as the whales turned on their sides and waved their flippers and tails in the air. It was clear the whales werent there just to feed.

When the researchers sent drones up to record the animals from above, they saw large boulders underwater and realized that the whales were rubbing against rocks to remove dead skin.

We now know that Cumberland Sound serves as a habitat for feeding and molting, said Fortune. Very little is known about molting in any of the large whale species.

The warmer coastal waters of summer might help facilitate molting, Fortune says. Ocean temperatures are expected to rise, and the change could have implications for the timing, duration and energy needed for molting, as well as the whales diets.

As oceans change, relatively large-bodied, fatty Arctic crustaceans known as zooplankton the preferred prey of bowhead whales could move to new habitats further north while smaller-bodied, temperate species that are lower in energy are likely to dominate the waters. Scienti...

10:35

"Just Where You Begin Again..." "IndyWatch Feed National"

"When we're headed toward an outcome that's too horrible to face, that's when we go looking for a second opinion. And sometimes, the answer we get just confirms our worst fears. But sometimes, it can shed new light on the problem, make you see it in a whole new way. After all the opinions have been heard and every point of view has been considered, you finally find what you're after - the truth. But the truth isn't where it ends, that's just where you begin again with a whole new set of questions."
 - "Meredith", "Grey's Anatomy" 

10:12

Australia - EPA probes Westfield toxic waste handling "IndyWatch Feed National"

DANGEROUS: Authorities are investigating the handling of tonnes of toxic waste uncovered during the $90 million redevelopment of Westfield Kotara. Picture: Jonathan CarrollTHOUSANDS of tonnes of toxic waste that threatens the health of construction workers has been uncovered during building works at the $90 million Westfield Kotara redevelopment.
Poisonous aluminium salt slag was discovered by workers, who noticed a pungent smell, during excavation of a car park near Northcott Drive in mid August....
....The hazardous material was dug up by contractors installing a new sewer line and tests revealed the slag contained arsenic, cyanide, chloride, aluminium, sulphide and fluoride.
According to the Greencap report, the main concern is the slags leachability and its reactivity to water and humidity that can cause toxic, harmful, explosive, poisonous and unpleasant odorous...

10:04

Australia -- Bottled water: Concerns aired at Beechworth public meeting "IndyWatch Feed National"

Community concern: Up to 200 people attended a public meeting in Beechworth about the use of groundwater for bottled water. Picture: Allan Thompson
ALLAN THOMPSON, The Weekly Times
TEMPERS were tested when up to 200 people packed a public meeting in Beechworth last night to address growing community concern about the use of groundwater for bottled water in the area.

Organisers, Indigo, Alpine and Towong councils kept a tight rein on the meeting, keeping the question and answer section of the forum brief and to the point.
Even so, the depth of emotion was apparent as supporters and opponents of the bottled water industry strongly argued their case and, on one occasion, started talking over the top of each other.

Indigo Shire Council Mayor Jenny OConnor said the bottled water industry had come out of left field and councils keep hitting brick walls with legislation trying to regulate it.
She believed the water should be kept at its source for agriculture and community use rather than used for bottled water while Alpine Mayor Ron Janas expressed concern on the impact and cost of the trucks used to transport water on local infrastructure. He described the water as liquid gold for some and said there were moral and ethical concerns over its use.

New Towong Mayor, Aaron Scales told the meeting he was worried about local amenity.
We are trying to encourage people to move into our area and if that amenity is not there, then they wont move, he said.
However, Black Mount Spring Water owner Tim Carey, who extracts and trucks the local water to Asahi in Albury, defended the industry, saying only 0.1 per cent of water extracted from the ground in Australia was used for bottled water. The industry was legal and Goulburn Murray Water closely monitored the aquifers to ensure it was sustainable, he said. He gained support from a number of speakers in the audience who claimed tap water was a health risk due to the chlorine and fluoride added to it.
We used to kill rabbits with fluoride, one man told the crowd.
However, guest speaker Huw Kingston, who led the charge to make his hometown of Bundanoon in NSW the first in the world to become plastic bottle water free, said there were high levels of public health control over tap water and it was perfectly safe. He added bottled water often contained a percentage of tap water as well as the same chemicals.

He said despite the monitoring of the aquifers by auth...

09:46

"Who Is Delusional? The Answer Is: We All Are" "IndyWatch Feed National"

"Who Is Delusional? The Answer Is: We All Are"
by Noel Hunter

"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you" 
- Carl Jung 

"Within the mental health profession, clinicians and researchers who value a system of categorical illnesses and individual defects too often proclaim that the major feature delineating "real psychosis" from other "disorders" is the presence of delusions. Two recent articles in the New York Times exemplified for me how skewed this assertion is. It also led to a greater awareness, more specifically, of how problematic it is to view so-called delusions as meaningless indicators of disease... for we all experience delusion. How one experiences the self, the world, and relationships (usually based on our relationships with our caregivers) determines the level with which one must cling to seemingly irrational ideas in order to maintain a sense of order and meaning in the world. Let me explain...
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09:30

Beaten and tired #refugees protest rough sleeping at East Lorengau after removal from #Manus RPC: @jansant reports "IndyWatch Feed National"

Refugees are currently holding a protest at the new East Lorengau prison on Manus upon discovering at least 65 are without anywhere to sleep, after being forcibly removed from the closed Regional Processing Centre (RPC). The refugees are protesting in East Lorengau bcz there s no room for them. immigration and police are not help to find a place for them pic.twitter.com/TFhOkknnTC Abdul Aziz Adam (@Aziz58825713) November 24, 2017 Over 65 refugees have no place to sleep in East Lorengau even West is not really they put some refugees in class room still some left behind pic.twitter.com/kFbYnblrID Abdul Aziz Adam (@Aziz58825713) November 24, 2017 There are reports locals []

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Wayne Jansson

Chief reporter & photographer at No Fibs

Wayne Jansson is an Australian citizen journalist and photographer. He covered the seat of Indi during the 2013 federal election which saw Independent Cathy McGowan unseat Liberal Sophie Mirabella. His interests are politics and social justice.

08:11

No jobs for Australians the administration's objective "IndyWatch Feed National"


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07:50

Mysterious deep-Earth seismic signature explained? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Finding has implications for conditions that set the stage for life New research on oxygen and iron chemistry under the extreme conditions found deep inside Earth could explain a longstanding seismic mystery called ultralow velocity zones. Published in Nature, the findings could have far-reaching implications on our understanding of Earth's geologic history, including life-altering events such as the Great Oxygenation Event, which occurred 2.4 billion years ago. Sitting at the boundary between the lower mantle and the core, 1,800 miles beneath Earth's surface, ultralow velocity zones (UVZ) are known to scientists because of their unusual seismic signatures. Although this region is far too deep for researchers to ever observe directly, instruments that can measure the propagation of seismic waves caused by earthquakes allow them to visualize changes in Earth's interior structure; similar to how ultrasound measurements let medical professionals look inside of our bodies. These seismic measurements enabled scientists to visualize these ultralow velocity zones in some regions along the core-mantle boundary, by observing the slowing down of seismic waves passing through them. But knowing UVZs exist didn't explain what caused them. However, recent findings about iron and oxygen chemistry under deep-Earth conditions provide an answer to this longstanding mystery. It turns out that water contained in some minerals that get pulled down into Earth due to plate tectonic activity could, under extreme pressures and temperatures, split up -- liberating hydrogen and enabling the residual oxygen to combine with iron metal from the core to create a novel high-pressure mineral, iron peroxide.

07:30

Probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus reduces organophosphate pesticide absorption and toxicity to Drosophila melanogaster. "IndyWatch Feed National"

PMID:  Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016 Oct 15 ;82(20):6204-6213. Epub 2016 Sep 30. PMID: 27520820 Abstract Title:  Probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus Reduces Organophosphate Pesticide Absorption and Toxicity to Drosophila melanogaster. Abstract:  : Organophosphate pesticides used in agriculture can pose health risks to humans and wildlife. We hypothesized that dietary supplementation with Lactobacillus, a genus of commensal bacteria, would reduce absorption and toxicity of consumed organophosphate pesticides (parathion and chlorpyrifos [CP]). Several Lactobacillus species were screened for toleration of 100 ppm of CP or parathion in MRS broth based on 24-h growth curves. Certain Lactobacillus strains were unable to reach stationary-phase culture maxima and displayed an abnormal culture morphology in response to pesticide. Further characterization of commonly used, pesticide-tolerant and pesticide-susceptible, probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain GG (LGG) and L. rhamnosus strain GR-1 (LGR-1), respectively, revealed that both strains could significantly sequester organophosphate pesticides from solution after 24-h coincubations. This effect was independent of metabolic activity, as L. rhamnosus GG did not hydrolyze CP and no difference in organophosphate sequestration was observed between live and heat-killed strains. Furthermore, LGR-1 and LGG reduced the absorption of 100M parathion or CP in a Caco-2 Transwell model of the small intestine epithelium. To determine the effect of sequestration on acute toxicity, newly eclosed Drosophila melanogaster flies were exposed to food containing 10 M CP with or without supplementation with live LGG. Supplementation with LGGsimultaneously, but not with administration of CP 3 days prior (prophylactically), mitigated CP-induced mortality. In summary, the results suggest that L. rhamnosus may be useful for reducing toxic organophosphate pesticide exposure via passive binding. These findings could be transferable to clinical and livestock applications due to affordability and practical ability to supplement products with food-grade bacteria.IMPORTANCE: The consequences of environmental pesticide pollution due to widespread usage in agriculture and soil leaching are becoming a major societal concern. Although the long-term effects of low-dose pesticide exposure for humans and wildlife remain largely unknown, logic suggests that these chemicals are not aligned with ecosystem health. This observation is most strongly supported by the agricultural losses associated with honeybee population declines, known as colony collapse disorder, in which pesticide usage is a likely trigger. Lactobacilli are bacteria used as beneficial microorganisms in fermented foods and have shown potentials to sequester and degrade environmental toxins. This study demonstrated th...

07:30

Here's Where the Aluminum from Vaccines Accumulates in the Body "IndyWatch Feed National"

When it comes to the most widely used adjuvant ingredient found within vaccines, aluminum, many questions have yet to be answered, particularly when it comes to where the aluminum goes after injection, an issue known as biopersistence.

One reason this question arises is because a causative role has been established in whats known as macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF) lesion in patients who have myalgic encephalomyelitis, or brain inflammation.

Myalgia, arthralgia, chronic fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, dysautonomia, and autoimmunity have been temporally linked to aluminium adjuvant-containing vaccine administration (Gherardi and Authier, 2003; Authier et al., 2003; Exley et al., 2009; Rosenblum et al., 2011; Santiago et al., 2014; Brinth et al., 2015; Palmieri et al., 2016).

Evidence that aluminum-coated particles phagocytozed in the injected muscle and its draining lymph nodes can disseminate within phagocytes throughout the body and slowly accumulate in the brain further suggested that alum safety should be evaluated in the long term. (source)


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06:37

Against anti-fascism: Amadeo Bordigas last interview "IndyWatch Feed National"

An important figure in Italian and European communism, Bordiga was every bit as prominent as his friend and rival Antonio Gramsci in the decade following the Russian Revolution of 1917. As leader of the abstentionist faction of the Socialist Party, he was at the centre of the split that led to the founding of the Communist Party of Italy, of which he served as secretary while Mussolini seized power.

05:44

Kevin Rudd wants you to remember him. Help him out with your best Kevin moments. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Kev - give it away mate. What we got right: Kevin Rudds top 10 Labor triumphs in office KEVIN RUDD The Australian 12:00AM November 24, 2017 Political anniversaries are a peculiar beast. A decade on since the election of my government, none of us can lay claim to perfect objectivity...

05:32

Hey Bruce - if you're gonna use Ralph Blewitt's signature stamp to milk the members............. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Here are a few in a fairly regular series of cheques made out to Bruce Wilson, deposited into Bruce Wilson's bank account and funded by the ever obliging members of the AWU. So far so good Bruce. You've put your signature and Blewitt's signature on each cheque. But check out...

05:14

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04:49

Last men cleared from Manus Island detention centre: PNG authorities "IndyWatch Feed National"

Last men cleared from Manus Island detention centre: PNG authorities: [9news.com.au] Immigration Minister Peter Dutton this morning confirmed the remaining men at the decommissioned centre are now in alternative accommodation.

"The Australian government welcomes this development," he said in a statement.

It comes after Papua New Guinea police and immigration officers stormed the decommissioned centre earlier this morning, trashing refugees belongings and shelters and ordering them to leave.

04:18

Final day to show Overland some love "IndyWatch Feed National"

Well make you think, well challenge you, well move you and in our pages youll read things you disagree with. As one subscriber wrote to us just yesterday, Every now and then I want to throw Overland across the room which I consider a brilliant thing.

03:57

The Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven "IndyWatch Feed National"

[10] And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? [11] He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. [12] For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and

03:24

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Evidence" "IndyWatch Feed National"

"Evidence"

"Where do I live?
 If I had no address, as many people do not,
 I could nevertheless say that I lived in the same town as the lilies of the field,
 and the still waters.

Spring, and all through the neighborhood now there are
strong men tending flowers.

Beauty without purpose is beauty without virtue.
But all beautiful things, inherently, have this function -
to excite the viewers toward sublime thought.
Glory to the world, that good teacher.

Among the swans there is none called the least,
 or the greatest.

I believe in kindness. Also in mischief.
 Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.

As for the body, it is solid and strong and curious and full of detail;
 it wants to polish itself; it wants to love another body;
it is the only vessel in the world that can hold,
 in a mix of power and sweetness:
words, song, gesture, passion, ideas,
ingenuity, devotion, merriment, vanity, and virtue.

Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.

- Mary Oliver
We dont read and write poetry because its cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for! To quote from Whitman, 'O me! O life! of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless- of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?' Answer: That you are here - that life exists, and that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
- "Dead Poets Society"
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03:23

Trey Gowdy Just Became the Most Powerful Man in Capitol Hill "IndyWatch Feed National"

President Trump Just Made Trey Gowdy The Most Powerful Man On Capitol Hill

November 22, 2017

Source: The Last Line of Defense | By Flagg Eagleton



For five years, Trey Gowdy asked the Oval Office for the tools necessary to do his job properly, and for five years he was told no by the Obama administration.

One of the most difficult parts of Trey Gowdys job as congressional inquisitor is security clearance. When investigating people who held titles like Secretary of State and Special Aide to the President or even President, Gowdy runs into the issue of security clearance all the time.

Its a matter of national security has become a term Mr. Gowdy hears far too often. It is the single-best excuse Hillary Clinton and her lawyers have been able to come up with when they dont have an actual answer to his questions.

President Trump has just removed that blockade. By executive order, Trey Gowdy has been given the highest security clearance possible. He could now sit in on presidential intel briefings if he felt he needed to.

The first thing Gowdy did with his newfound ability to investigate is to re-open the Benghazi case. There was a 6-hour window that Clinton never answered for because she said she was in meetings with the president and joint chiefs that were highly classified. Gowdy will begin his investigation by revisiting those discussions and finding out exactly why four men were left to die.

Next, with his newfound freedom of information, hell look into just how far Obama went when he sent weapons and cash to the Muslim Brotherhood after they took Egypt by force.

Nothing about this wonderful new power is going to be good for Obama, Clin...

03:20

Aussie tells Harry to feck off at Polo game "IndyWatch Feed National"

We may be more used to seeing a shroud of misty-eyed fans surrounding the Royals whenever they meet the masses, but not everyones so taken with them.

On occasion, they even get told to f**k off, and not in jest either not that theyd probably even find that funny.

Surprisingly, it was Prince Harry who was on the receiving end of this tongue-lashing, by Australian polo player Beau Skerrett.

Not only was he told to go forth and multiply, but Beau also described him as a spoilt brat.

Generally seen as one of the more affable and down-to-earth members of The Firm , this may come as a surprise to many.

In true royal style, it happened on the polo pitch, during a charity match Beau was umpiring between Prince William, Prince Harry and the princes of Malaysia back in 2014, rather than in the queue at the supermarket.

In an interview with The Courier Mail , Beau explained he felt he had to say something after Prince Harry lost his temper on the field.

While he added that William was the perfect bloke, his assessment of Harry was a little more brutal.

Harry loses his cool [on the field]. He is a spoiled brat.

At least Meghan loves him

It got to the point where I couldnt send anyone off but something had to be said because he was just getting a bit serious.

Harry didnt take it too well. I think Im the only guy who ever told him to f**k off in front of a crowd that pay 5000 pound to shake his hand.

It was very funny and William actually apologised for him.

You have to admit, its an impressive claim to fame.

Definitely.

 

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03:13

Abusive Tweet Drama: Health Minister Jill Hennessy Busted Fabricating Lies "IndyWatch Feed National"

 Australian vaccination policies are wrong in practice and are not properly evidence-based. This is a result of a desensitised culture surrounding our politicians and academics, successfully created by global drug companies and rewarding decision-makers through some form of incentivisation.
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03:08

Oz Intention to ratify ILO Forced Labour Protocol crucial step in combatting slavery "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Law Council of Australia has applauded the Australian Governments confirmation that it intends to ratify the ILO Forced Labour Protocol as a vital development in combating forced labour, trafficking, and slavery-like practices.

The Protocol establishes obligations to prevent forced labour and, importantly, to provide victims with access to remedy. The Protocol reaffirms the importance of prosecuting the perpetrators of forced labour and ending their impunity. It adds new elements to the Forced Labour Convention which Australia ratified in 1932, aimed at tackling the complexities of modern slavery and addressing the root causes of forced labour.

Law Council of Australia President, Fiona McLeod SC, who has long played a prominent role in advocating for a more robust Australian approach to anti-slavery, noted the significance of the confirmation.

The Australian Governments move to ratify the ILO Forced Labour Protocol is a crucial step and, on behalf of the Australian legal sector, I congratulate the government for taking it, Ms McLeod said.

Tens of millions of people worldwide face slavery like conditions and many thousands in Australia.

The social, economic, and moral impact of those numbers is staggering, and it is predominantly the worlds most vulnerable people, including women and children, being exploited.

The Forced Labour Protocol also requires the Australian Government to support due diligence by both the public and private sectors on supply chains.

Ms McLeod noted the announcement could be added to a number of other significant shifts in 2017, including steps toward the establishment of a Modern Slavery Act, and the Australian Governments announcement of a Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement.

Ms McLeod this year chaired the Labour Exploitation Working Group of the National Roundtable on Trafficking, Slavery and Slavery-like Practices. She also participated in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trades Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group on Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Criticism of some elements of Ms McLeod's statement:......

02:37

Vaccine Safety Activist Promises To Retire If Victorian Health Minister Is Vaccinated "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Meryl Dorey, the former president and founder of AVN (Australias national vaccine-safety consumer health lobby group) has called upon Health Minister Jill Hennessy to show that vaccinating our children carries no risk.

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02:19

Preventing and responding to data breaches: are you ready for 2018? "IndyWatch Feed National"

We take your privacy seriously.

Not since the advent of electronic banking finally rendered obsolete the laughable phrase your cheque is in the mail has there been a phrase which is more likely to induce me to depending on my mood engage in exaggerated eye-rolling, mutter rude things under my breath, or simply shout liar liar pants on fire!

News this week that hackers stole information about 50 million Uber passengers (and 7 million drivers) from around the globe has put data breaches and their repercussions squarely on the front page.

What is particularly galling about the Uber example was not just the failure of information security, but the immoral corporate behaviour that followed.  Instead of telling their customers or drivers (or indeed privacy regulators), Uber hid the news for a year, and paid off the hackers $100,000 to keep quiet.  If you thought the job of the privacy and security team is to keep things quiet in order to protect the firms reputation, you would be wrong.  Uber has now sacked its chief security officer and one of his deputies, for failing to properly disclose news of the data breach.  Privacy regulators around the world are now asking questions.

How does this stuff happen?  I dont mean how did the hackers get the data?  I mean: Why are incredibly wealthy and powerful companies getting away with treating our personal information so shabbily that we are exposed to risk in the first place?

As security researcher and blogger Troy Hunt argues, there has been minimal accountability for data breaches because there has not been enough of a financial disincentive for companies to truly care about privacy and security.  Until now.

The consequences of a data breach will get much, much more serious in 2018.  Here in Australia, our notifiable data breaches scheme kicks off in February, with maximum civil penalties of A$2.1M for a failure to properly follow the notification requirements.  Then in May the GDPR commences, with its seriously hefty fines of up to 20M, or 4% of a companys annual global turnover, whichever is the greater.  Even though it is European data protection law, its reach can extend to Australian organisations.

Things are ramping up in the US too.  A failure to notify the appropriate regulator and affected individuals within the specific timeframe landed an Illinois surgery in hot water earlier this year.  For delayed reporting on the...

01:58

Trump cant stop accidental nuclear war "IndyWatch Feed National"

US President Donald Trump will not scrap Americas intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and hence will not be able to stop an accidental nuclear war with Russia, because he is completely committed to an obsolete military technology, according to E. Michael Jones, an American political analyst in Indiana.

Jones, a writer, former professor, media commentator and the current editor of the Culture Wars magazine, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Thursday.

Arms control specialists and nuclear strategists have called on the United States to scrap its ICBMs, saying they are most likely to cause accidental nuclear war with Russia.

Two questions: First of all, can the United States ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) cause a nuclear war by accident? Second question, would the United States then would be willing to limit them or just scarp them? Jones said.

Answer to the first question: Yes. They can cause war by accident. This has almost happened in the past. The fact that it hasnt happened is a good sign, he stated.

 

Recently, in the United States one of the generals announced if Trump ordered him to fire the intercontinental ballistic missiles that he would not do it, which is an indication of the lack of confidence in the president among the military people, the analyst said.

The second question: Is the United States going to do anything about it? The answer is no not under Donald Trump.  Donald Trump has shown himself completely committed to what many people are saying, simply an obsolete military technology, he noted.

He seems to be lost in a technological time-warp sometimes back in the late 1970s no recognition of the state of military technology the fact that some of this technology has become obsolete no sense of negotiating out of this positi...

01:56

Iranian Women Are Changing the Game "IndyWatch Feed National"

My third evening in the Islamic Republic of Iran lands me in an underground music gig in a hip caf-cum-alcohol-free-bar in the capital, Tehran, where a special band is playing.

The caf swells with young tehranis, a small ocean of dark hair, streetwear and hijabs moving with excitement. Besides the bluish light illuminating the stage, all is dark. Rapid Farsi cartwheels through the room. Someone does a sound check. I swear I can smell weed.

My new friend Nousha* and I sit stage left and chat. Id met Nousha, a vivacious tehrani with wild burgundy curls and killer English, the day previous. Wed hit it off and she invited me along.

Soon after arrival I get all cultural inquiry. Do underground gigs happen frequently? (Gestures to canoodling couple) Is that allowed in public? Do you guys smoke and drink when youre out?

With grace and perhaps amusement Nousha explains: All the time. Not in public, but here is okay. (Gestures to her reddish, half-moon eyes and her friends bottle of water) Yes, in Tehran we do.

One act and two fruit mocktails later, we join the crowd in a smoke break outside, where the conversation turns to sex. Underscoring my misconceptions of Iran, Nousha clarifies that, in Tehran, casual sex is doable.

Sex outside marriage is outlawed in Iran (and adultery a capital offence). In recent years, however, young people have resisted tradition by living together before marriage an epidemic condemned by the Supreme Leader  or shunning marriage altogether.

And while national Islamic dating websites like Tebyan exist, where parents arrange and attend dates for their adult children, Tinder in Iran still runs hot. You just have to know when and how long your parents will be out, Nousha says.

Back inside, the gigs highlight band, The Finches, walks onstage to fervent applause. Clad in punkish tartan, boots and black lipstick, the four female musicians, aged 18-20, settle into place before requesting that no one takes footage.

I look to Nousha. Its...

01:42

Would you believe some creationists think humans are not animals? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Of course you would, because you know creationists believe a lot of stupid things. I decided to answer on of their sillier assertions.

01:29

Women who received HN001 had significantly lower depression and anxiety scores in the postpartum period. "IndyWatch Feed National"

PMID:  EBioMedicine. 2017 Oct ;24:159-165. Epub 2017 Sep 14. PMID: 28943228 Abstract Title:  Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in Pregnancy on Postpartum Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety: A Randomised Double-blind Placebo-controlled Trial. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Probiotics may help to prevent symptoms of anxiety and depression through several putative mechanisms.OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 (HN001) given in pregnancy and postpartum on symptoms of maternal depression and anxiety in the postpartum period. This was a secondary outcome, the primary outcome being eczema in the offspring at 12months of age.DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of the effect of HN001 on postnatal mood was conducted in 423 women in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand. Women were recruited at 14-16weeks gestation.INTERVENTION: Women were randomised to receive either placebo or HN001 daily from enrolment until 6months postpartum if breastfeeding.OUTCOME MEASURES: Modified versions of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and State Trait Anxiety Inventory were used to assess symptoms of depression and anxiety postpartum.TRIAL REGISTRATION: Australia NZ Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12612000196842.FINDINGS: 423 women were recruited between December 2012 and November 2014. 212 women were randomised to HN001 and 211 to placebo. 380 women (89.8%) completed the questionnaire on psychological outcomes, 193 (91.0%) in the treatment group and 187 (88.6%) in the placebo group. Mothers in the probiotic treatment group reported significantly lower depression scores (HN001 mean=77 (SD=54), placebo 90 (60); effect size -12, (95% CI -23, -01), p=0037) and anxiety scores (HN001 120 (40), placebo 130 (40); effect size -10 (-19, -02), p=0014) than those in the placebo group. Rates of clinically relevant anxiety on screening (score>15) were significantly lower in the HN001 treated mothers (OR=044 (026, 073), p=0002).INTERPRETATION: Women who received HN001 had significantly lower depression and anxiety scores in the postpartum period. This probiotic may be useful for the prevention or treatment of symptoms of depression and anxiety postpartum.FUNDING SOURCE: Health Research Council of New Zealand (11/318) and Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd.

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00:55

The Clayton-Latham Defence: The Debate You Have About Anti-White Racism When Youre Not Really Having A Debate About Anti-White Racism "IndyWatch Feed National"

Osman Faruqis defamation claim against Mark Latham is not about anti-white racism, writes Hannah Marshall from Marque Lawyers.

Mark Latham is telling everyone who will listen that he is allowed to call out anti-white racism, and that Osman Faruqis defamation claim is stifling legitimate free speech.

Heres the thing. Faruqi isnt suing Latham for his accusations of anti-white racism. Hes suing Latham for suggesting that he encourages terrorism.

Theres a pretty obvious difference, not that you would know if youve been following Lathams spin on proceedings.

It all started when Faruqi, political editor at Junkee, exchanged these tweets with Yassmin Abdel-Magied about the dual citizenship blow up in Parliament.

Latham took issue with Faruqi on his TV show Mark Lathams Outsiders. He accused Faruqi of celebrating anti-white racism in Australia, which he said was totally unacceptable and fomented hatred of white people.

Had Latham stopped there, he probably wouldnt be facing a defamation case. But he didnt.

Latham went further and claimed that Faruqi and Abdel-Magied were effectively encouraging the terrorists in this political environment to do their worst.

Faruqi has sued, not over Lathams claim of anti-white racism, but over the accusation of encouraging terrorists. The defamations alleged against Latham dont mention anti-white racism.

The claim attacks (alleged) inferences that he assists terrorist fanatics, condones the murder of innocent people by Islamic terrorists and encourages or facilitates terrorism.

So, to be clear, the court will not consider whether Latham is allowed to accuse Faruqi, or anyone else, of anti-white racism. It will consider whether you can say someone supports terrorists without evidence that they support terrorists.

Full credit to Latham, hes controlling the media coverage of the case impressively. Everyones talking about the anti-white racism case. Hes even raising money for a defence fund.

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00:42

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

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Thanks for stopping by!

00:40

What is good government? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Many people are now becoming aware of a document called the Constitution, where some may have even read section 44, the section where Australia's federal MPs are getting hammered on.

Some may have even read a bit more of this document and come across some other words, for example "good government".

It's not really defined anywhere, so let's take a look at an action that is good (for the) government.


 So the people in government kill off Australia's automotive manufacturing industry.

This action saves corporate promissory notes (read cash) from subsidies handed out.

Imported cars give rise to more cash into government coffers, where an increase (of e,g, $10k for a Toyota Camry () ) the tax slave population pays for it.

The 'government', a business, balances (or rather cooks) the books where the tax slave herd population pay for the mop up.

This action is good (for the) government.

The less you say / do the more they get away with.

00:17

It will be better if Labor wins the Queensland election "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed from Queensland

The Queensland election has nearly come and gone, and the polls are suggesting that Labor will remain in office tomorrow.

Given what is at stake, the return of a Labor government is the preferable option.

Its record may not be exactly clean. But look at the alternative. This is a particularly obnoxious government, committed to an extensive extension of cuts to services and generous tax cuts for the wealthiest; a government far more committed to continuing and extending the coal economy; a government in an effective alliance with One Nation, the leadership of which, is bent on pushing the same to an extreme and implementing the politics of hate.

Preventing the rise of such a government may not solve all problems, but it will at least arrest the prospect of sliding down the black hole of an ideology and politics that will bring about a rise in economic and social harm. It will buy some time.

There must eventually be a turn to a clear cut alternative to neoliberalism and a shift away from coal extraction, towards building a more sustainable Queensland economy. The question is whether a Liberal National Party/One Nation government or a Labor government provide the best conditions to move forward.

The dark horse may be the performance of One Nation and the flow of its second preferences. The party had cashed in a growing disenchantment with the major parties. The driver is disenchantment with the state of the economy and the perception that the major parties dont care about people and are doing nothing to provide new opportunities and improve the situation.

As one local business owner in Townsville summed up how many feel:   Just sick of the same relentless spiel. Nothing really changes.

One Nation began its election campaign standing high at 18 percent. This has now gone down to 12 percent, meaning that they are neck in neck with the Greens, who are also standing at 12 percent in the polls.

The main cause has been a series of Pauline Hanson led gaffs that have made her and herr party lo0oks like a collection of prize idiots.

Although One Nations failure has driven some back to the major parties, the level of disenchantment remains deeply seated. Consequently, there is still a measure of uncertainty as to what will happen tomorrow.

The disconnection will remain after he polling stations have closed and be an ongoing leading feature of Queensland politics.

There is also a growing divide between city and country, where the support for Hanson and One Nation is the strongest.

This part of Queensland is especially angry and if its concerns are not met, it spells ongoing and deepening trouble for both Labor and the LNP....

00:15

Why doesnt Russia defend Syria against Israeli fighter jets? "IndyWatch Feed National"

The image taken from social media shows the site of a reported Israeli strike in Masyaf, Hama Province, Syria, September 7, 2017.   ArabiSouri on steemit: This was a question asked on Quora and some had different answers, many talking in favor of #Israel with a lot of wishful thinking for the #Zionist apartheid Israel. Heres my reply which covers some of the reasons. Israel is a rogue borderless entity living on land foreign imported immigrants stole from Palestinians using terrorism as the main method then waging horrific wars against its neighbors. Israelis couldnt live a single day without complete funding from the USA, France, Germany and even from Russians but through a different way. US Aid to Israel Try not to be shocked! Heres how the Political Zionism movement took control of all the Western countries: Political Zionism in the United States of America Astounding Facts! About 1 million Russians, many of them Jews, migrated to occupied Palestine aka Israel. They are a main source of income and trade and a profound

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23:56

Farmers face off at CSG pipeline contractors in Coonamble "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed from New South Wales

APA contractors were caught trespassing on a farm near Coonamble, on the central-western plains of New South Wales on Monday.

The company aims to coal seam gas  pipe through the area that has been extracted by Santos at the Narrabri.

Local opposition has grown, and farmers are playing a large part in it.

The trespassers were seen by the neighbour, who acted quickly. Within a short time, an impromptu farmers protest materialised on the farm and the gentlemen who had entered without permission found themselves surrounded by angry farmers who wanted them to leave.

Word spread quickly and all of a sudden there were upwards of 70 people there and 30 to 40 cars, one of the farmers.

There is a big no trespassing sign on the gate they wouldve climbed over. And right next to that is a biosecurity sign with the landowners number on, which they could have called, he added.

The contractors said they had a court order to access the land. They failed to produce it and left soon after.

Someone had obviously tipped off the police and they were on the property in force, almost getting there quicker than the farmers.

The quickness of the response is a good indicator of the extent of preparedness within the local community to take up the fight against coal seam gas. Many farmers are joining in, because they see a threat to their land and animals.

And the evidence to back this concern is over whelming. The use of high pressure and chemicals in the process, poses a serious risk of ground water resources being contaminated. Farmers are dependent on this water. So are other residents.

Regardless of the danger, companies like APA see a source for profit and operate where they enjoy the support of politicians.

The positive note is that coal seam extraction has become so unpalatable that the bulk of the Australian community is against it. This has seen hundreds of local alliances spring up and campaigns right around Australia to put a stop this noxious industry. Narrabri and Coonamble are part of this.

Each day the capacity of coal seam gas companies to press ahead becomes a little more difficult. The industry is almost at a dead end and is just waiting to be buried once and for all.

It just needs a bit more push.

 

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23:49

Tesla Completes Construction of 129 Megawatt Hour Battery "IndyWatch Feed National"

Via: Independent: Tesla Inc has completed construction of the worlds largest lithium ion battery in Australia, putting it on track to meet a 100-day deadline for switching the battery packs on, the South Australian government said on Thursday. Tesla won a bid in July to build the 129 megawatt hour battery for South Australia, the []

23:49

Grandfather, 83, left with smashed skull after brutal home invasion. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Barry Lawless, 83, was savagely bashed by a home intruder. Source: 7 News



This is why our anti-self defence laws need changing. We are not legally allowed to purchase or carry ANYTHING for self defence, no pepper sprays, no tasers, & no guns. HOW are we supposed to protect ourselves & our families?! This is not a one off, these home invasions, attacks, killings & rapes are happening all the time & more frequently. The police can't protect us, and the government will NOT protect us or even give us the human right to protect ourselves.
Remember, when voting time comes, vote first for those that support the right to own guns for self defence, vote for pro gun candidates. Do NOT vote for the Liberals or Labor.

23:25

Manus camp stormed, refugees forced out: after 4 and half years still no safe place to go "IndyWatch Feed National"

This morning PNG armed forces have again stormed the Manus Island regional processing centre. Reports say they are beating the men and forcing them to leave. This follows yesterdays actions where approximately 50 of the 400 men were forced to move to accommodation that two days earlier the UN had found was unsafe and unready.

Amy Frew, lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, said These men are scared, they are exhausted and they are despairing. After four and half years of limbo and uncertainty they still have nowhere safe to go. This mornings actions show that whatever they do, wherever they go, their safety cannot be guaranteed until they are evacuated from Papua New Guinea. 

On Good Friday this year drunk soldiers from the PNG Defence Forces went on a rampage, tried to crash a vehicle through the detention centre fences and fired over 100 shots, including from an M-16 Assault Rifle, at the refugees detained inside. These attacks followed the murder of Reza Berati by contractors in February 2015.

PNG military personnel have attacked these men once before. They are terrified that while they remain in the centre they will be attacked again, and they are terrified if they leave they will be attacked by locals who are angry that after 4 and a half years the refugees are still on their island, said Ms Frew.

Over the last 4 years men, who have left the centre on day release have been targeted, beaten and robbed by members of the local population. Reports by Human Rights Watch show that these attacks have intensified in the last few months.

The UNHCR is maintaining a presence of the ground in Manus Island and reported two days ago that the new detention centre is not ready and unsafe, citing community tensions and a blockade which threatens the safety of the men at the new sites which are unsecured.

Weve seen report after report on the emerging disaster on Manus Island, but still Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton sit in Canberra with their heads in the sand. These lives are in their hands, and these are the lives they can save, said Ms Frew.

Enough is enough. This is a humanitarian crisis of Malcolm Turnbulls own making. He cant close his eyes to this disaster any longer. These men must immediately be evacuated to safety in Australia, said Ms Frew.


For interviews or further information please call:

Michelle Bennett, Director of Communications, Human Rights Law Centre, 0419 100 519

23:23

Zimbabwes new leader returns to cheers "IndyWatch Feed National"

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/zimbabwe-has-spoken-mnangagwa/news-story/3f4e60423678a64a4c944e00a917c194

A former confidant of ousted leader Robert Mugabe has promised a new, unfolding democracy and reached out to the world, saying help is needed to rebuild Zimbabwes shattered economy.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled Zimbabwe after he was sacked as vice president on November 6, made a triumphant return to the country on Wednesday, a day after 93-year-old Mugabe resigned.

Mugabes departure after 37 years in power followed an intense week with the military staging a government takeover,...

23:02

Police enter to forcefully close the Manus Detention Centre "IndyWatch Feed National"

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PNG police, with the involvement of Australian Federal Police, moved in yesterday to forcefully remove the occupiers from the detention centre on Manus Island.

They charged in shouting, move, move, and hundreds of men still inside and refusing to leave were forcefully evicted.

Award winning journalist Behrouz Boochani, who has been playing a key role in informing the outside world about what is going on was taken into custody.

He has been in detention for more than four years.

The men had refused to leave the centre and go to alternative facilities set up for them among the Island community, which they believe, would set them up for violent attacks.

A section of the population that does not want them on the island and has already demonstrated a preparedness to use violent attacks.

The detention centre may have been a bad place to be in and a place in which to be treated badly. But at least  it did provide protection against attacks from outside.

The occupation had lasted four weeks. In that time, water power and food supplies were cut off. The occupiers managed to survive with the help of residents, who supplied food and water. some Manus Islanders are on their side.

As the police moved in Boochani tweeted, So many police and immigration officers are around us at this moment. They destroyed everything and our belongings and right now are shouting at us to leave the prison camp.

Immigration and police started searching the rooms and are saying Move Move, you only have an hour to move. Too much stress and tension here in Delta. Some refugees are crying.

I am tweeting from a toilet right now.

The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, the union that represents journalists has condemned his arrest and called on the Australian government to step in. The PNG government had threatened to arrest those it called the ringleaders of the protest.

Boochani said that the very aggressive police were taking phones.

World Vision Chief Advocate Tim Costello, who is on Manus Island, called on Turnbull to personally intervene and bring the unfolding humanitarian crisis to a swift and humane resolution.

In the province as part of a delegation for the Australian Council of International Development, Costello said there is still shock on Manus among locals and humanitarian workers over Australias decision to walk away from the centre.

Malcolm Turnbull and leading ministers have insisted that this is a matter for the PNG authorities and that Australia is not involved.

If this is the case, how then were Australia police involved in the raid? I...

22:56

Energy ministers discuss new national plan "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Turnbull governments energy plan tipped to save households more than $100 a year on their power bills faces an early roadblock, with at least one state vehemently against the policy.

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill reiterated his opposition to the National Energy Guarantee ahead of a meeting of energy ministers in Hobart on Friday.

He believes the plan was focused on extending the life of coal-fired power stations and stalling the development of renewable energy.

His government continues to back an emissions intensity scheme, which would put the onus on power generators, rather than retailers, to bring on more renewable energy, cut emissions and reduce prices.

Every time we offer good faith what we see is essentially the commonwealth using bad faith to advance a scheme which is just about propping up coal-fired power stations, Mr Weatherill said.

Central to Fridays talks will be new modelling commissioned by the Energy Security Board parts of which were released earlier in the week.

It estimated the average household power bill would drop $120 under the guarantee between 2020 and 2030 compared to the business as usual approach, where the renewable energy target runs out as planned and is not replaced.

Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg said the plan was recommended by a panel of experts and would deliver a 23 per cent reduction in wholesale prices.

Momentum is building behind the National Energy Guarantee with a large cross-section of business and community groups wanting the states to get on board with this plan for a more affordable and reliable energy system, he said in a statement to AAP.

Its unclear whether Labor governments in Queensland and Victoria will back the plan, but NSW has indicated it will urge all states and territories to agree to proceed with it.

The Business Council of Australia has called on ministers to put politics aside and end the deadlock on climate and energy policy.Australia needs momentum and decisive action to see the National Energy Guarantee implemented, chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.

Denying Australians the opportunity for reliable, affordable energy in the name of political expediency would be simply unacceptable.

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22:53

Xenophon calls for palm oil labelling "IndyWatch Feed National"

Orangutans need our help. (AAP)

Orangutans need our help. (AAP)

Former senator Nick Xenophon has called for Australian food regulators to take urgent steps toward mandatory palm oil labelling in Australia.

Mr Xenophon, who is standing in the South Australian election in March, says palm oil is not only a health risk, but is devastating for the planet and fatal for orangutans.

Australians consume 10 kilos of palm oil every year and just dont know it, he said in a statement provided to AAP through the Orangutan Alliance.

The laws would help consumers make an informed choice, he said.

The issue of mandatory labelling of products containing palm oil could be considered at the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation in Melbourne on Friday.

During his time in the Senate, Mr Xenophon introduced legislation to mandate such labelling after receiving a petition of more than 100,000 signatures.The bill passed in the Senate but has since stalled in the lower house.

Orangutan Alliance founder Maria Abadilla became dedicated to saving Borneos orangutans and finding new solutions to the palm oil debate after seeing rainforest burn-offs to allow for oil production.

We hear the arguments that the cost of adoption for the industry will be massive, but what is the cost of the planet? she said.

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22:51

Federal parties eye Hanson Qld poll result "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Queensland state election will be a turning point for One Nation.

But whether it shows Pauline Hansons party is in a death dive or its stocks are on the rise is yet to be seen.

The death dive theory has the edge.

Hanson was caught by surprise by Labor premier Annastacia Palaszczuks decision to call a November 25 poll.

She was heading to India on a parliamentary delegation when she heard the news.

One Nation was forced to field fewer candidates and its campaign was not as organised as it could have been.

Hanson returned to the Sunshine State and took to the hustings after a champagne launch in the Battler Bus.

However, troubles with the vehicle put the campaign behind schedule.

Her partys state leader Steve Dickson has been kept busy trying to sandbag his own Sunshine Coast seat.

The federal wheels fell off the campaign when Hanson had a falling out with new senator Fraser Anning, who quit the party shortly after being sworn in.

On his first day in Canberra, Anning who replaced Malcolm Roberts after he lost his seat due to dual citizenship issues and Hanson had a party room spat over staffing.

In politics, disunity is death.

A Galaxy poll for News Corp found two out of five Queenslanders were less likely to support One Nation after the split.

Voters will remember what happened after the 1998 state election at which One Nation took 11 seats.

Within 12 months the party had disintegrated.

One Nation needs to pick up state seats in Hansons home state if it is to survive nationally.

Polling in the final week of the campaign puts its statewide support around 17 per cent.

But there are pockets of stronger support in north Queensland seats such as Thuringowa, Whitsunday and Hinchinbrook, as well as the southern seats of Lockyer and Bundaberg.

A solid showing could give One Nation a foot in the door for the next federal election in seats such as Herbert, Dawson, Wright, Flynn, Hinkler and Blair, as well as the Senate.

Hanson, who witnessed a car-wreck of a campaign at the West Australian election but still picked up seats, says shed be happy winning one seat in Queensland.

There are benefits in a weakened One Nation for Malcolm Turnbull, as he seeks to restore his own stocks.

It will give the coalition a better chance of bolstering its numbers in the Senate.

And it will raise hopes that LNP members in regional seats will be able to see off future challenges from the minor party.

However, undermining that is t...

22:47

China chides Austs irresponsible paper "IndyWatch Feed National"

China has urged Australia to refrain from making irresponsible remarks after Canberra issued a foreign policy paper citing security risks in the disputed South China Sea caused by Beijings activities.

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Australia should not take sides because it isnt directly involved in the territorial disputes.

Earlier on Thursday, Australia released its first detailed policy document in 14 years on its national interests and diplomacy.

It said Australia is particularly concerned by the unprecedented pace and scale of Chinas activities in the South China Sea.

China claims virtually the entire South China Sea, pitting it against Taiwan and four Southeast Asian nations with overlapping claims in the waterway, which straddles busy international sea lanes and potentially has vast undersea deposits of oil and gas.

The US and others have accused Beijing of further militarising the region and altering geography to bolster its claims.

China says the seven islands it constructed on reefs and outcrops in the Spratly chain, which are equipped with airstrips and military installations, are mainly for civilian purposes and to boost safety for fishing and maritime trade.

Australia opposes the use of disputed features and artificial structures in the South China Sea for military purposes, the report said.

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22:40

Vax Catastrophe, Part 1: What Does Walt Want and Why Does He Want It? "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Simpsonwood Conference Center, Georgia, USA (photo patch.com)

by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB

We often read that the governments demands for opportunities to vaccinate the population in Australia is increasing. This takes the form of such things as:

No jab, no pay a family on welfare cant be paid for any kid not fully vaccinated.

No jab, no job nurses lose their job if they dont get vaccinated (and lately, day-care workers have been added to the list).

No jab, your doctor wont accept your kid into his practice.

In each of those cases theres an out. The family can stay in poverty, the nurse can become a shop assistant, the family will go to a chiropractor or naturopath instead of an MD. But we all kno...

20:03

#ICYMI - Extended Classic: The Art of the Hail Mary "IndyWatch Feed National"

Hosts Gary OReilly & Chuck Nice dissect the famous Miracle at Michigan Hail Mary pass with the man who threw it, Kordell Stewart, and physicist John Eric Goff. Now extended with Chuck, Gary and John answering your Cosmic Queries about physics and football. Dont miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: TuneIn: tunein.com/playingwithscience Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/playing-with-science/id1198280360 GooglePlay Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iimke5bwpoh2nb25swchmw6kzjq SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/startalk_playing-with-science Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/startalk/playing-with-science NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-the-art-of-the-hail-mary/?safari_redirect

18:38

Racism in Australia to be scrutinised on the world stage "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Australian Government is bracing for another round of intense scrutiny at the United Nations this time focusing on its efforts to combat racial discrimination.

Despite being a nation committed to fairness and multiculturalism, racism is a growing problem in Australia one that causes immense pain to racial and ethnic minority communities, and which threatens to tear our social fabric apart.

Next week in Geneva, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will assess Australias compliance with a key international law that Australia pledged to uphold to tackle racism.

A coalition of Australian NGOs will brief the Committee in Geneva and present a report, endorsed by 53 organisations. The report documents Australias backward slide in the treatment of ethnic minority communities, refugees, people who seek asylum and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Committee is likely to question Australia about its cruelty towards people seeking asylum and the dire situation on Manus Island, which the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called a humanitarian crisis.

Australias poor record on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples rights will also come under review, including the alarming increase in governments locking up Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and taking children into child protection, the lack of progress on meeting Closing the Gap targets, racist social security policies, and the rejection of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The Committee is also likely to ask Australia why it still lacks a federal human rights charter to ensure equality for all Australians.

Only last month, Australia was slammed by the UN Human Rights Committee for failing to adequately engage and respond to UN bodies and recommendations. The stinging rebuke came just a month after Australia was appointed to the Human Rights Council.

Download report: Australias Compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

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18:00

The Eyes Are The Window to the Soul, And Science Proves It! "IndyWatch Feed National"

Weve all heard it at one time or another: Your eyes are the window to your soul. Experts are now pointing to a number of studies to show that there is actually some truth to this statement! Cambridge researchers have dedicated years to better understanding our ability to read a persons emotions by gazing directly into their eyes, and new research shows that there is a genetic component to consider!

The journey to reach this point began twenty years ago when a team of scientists out of the University of Cambridge began to investigate the concept of Cognitive Empathy. In simple terms, cognitive empathy refers to our ability to recognize and understand the emotions of people around us. Consider the last time that you were spending time with a loved one and you could just tell that they were sad about something despite the fact they hadnt actually told you that they were sad. Their emotional state at the time was revealed to you through a number of different non-verbal clues such as boy language, facial expressions and, according to the researchers, the eyes.

Throughout the course of their studies, the team developed a test known as the Reading the Mind in the Eyes test, or the Eyes Test for short. The test asked participants to view a series of pictures depicting solely a persons eyes, identifying the emotional state of the person pictured. The test picked up on a few patterns in regard to those who excelled in the test, for example, women statistically scored better on the test than men. However, they concluded that further research was required to better understand why some people were more adept at reading another persons eyes.

Source: Scoop.it

 

Recently the same team of researchers has partnered up with a genetics company called 23andMe to further investigate the potential genetic connection between those who are skilled at reading the emotions of their peers. Studying 89,000 people from around the world, the team discovered something interesting when comparing their test results to the genetic information that they had compiled.

The team discovered that women who scored well on the Eyes Test had a genetic variant on chromosome 3. This same pattern was confirmed by a second test completed by the Brisbane Longitudinal...

17:24

Eyewitness spotted multiple gunmen shooting on the ground just outside the Route 91 venue ten minutes before massacre "IndyWatch Feed National"

An eyewitness who was riding in a taxi saw several gunman firing full-auto bursts at the corner of Mandalay Bay Rd and Las Vegas Blvd at 9:50 p.m., ten minutes before the shooting officially started

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) A man who wishes to remain anonymous recently told End Times News Reports Jake Morphonios that there were multiple gunmen on the corner of Mandalay Bay Rd and Las Vegas Blvd at 9:50 p.m., ten minutes before the shooting officially started.

The man told End Times News Report that he was up in the Delano hanging out with some friends on the night of October 1 when a female friend of his decided to grab an Uber and and go meet up with some other friends of hers at another location.

She got picked up in an Uber down at the Delano valet, he said. She called me about five minutes later and I know the exact time she called because the timestamp is still on my cell phone 9:55 p.m. she called me at 9:55 p.m.

As soon as I answered she tells me that there are shooters on the ground down in the street, he explained. Las Vegas Blvd was full of traffic so she hadnt made it very far away.

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The man said that the womans Uber ride had just turned onto the boulevard when she told him that she saw several gunmen.

When she first called to tell me what she was seeing I thought she was joking but then I heard gunshots myself, the womans friend explained. It sounded like automatic gunfire.

The man also noted that his friend told him that the armed men did not appear to be law enforcement officers.

As Morphonios points out in his video, the mans testimony is extremely alarming because the shooting did not officially start until 10:05 p.m.

Additionally, it is important to point out, on Oct. 14 Intellihub confirmed with shooting survivor Ric...

17:20

A music lesson from Palestine, for Nick Cave "IndyWatch Feed National"

Upon hearing Nick Caves statements in Tel Aviv ahead of his performances there (November 19 and 20), I fell silent for a few minutes. The popular Australian singer-songwriters anti-Palestinian statements are not just hurtful; they are inconsistent with his reputation of progressive politics.

It is a different silence, though, than the one Nick Cave has cloaked himself with after Palestinian civil society and international figures, including musicians and public intellectuals, urged him to respect the Palestinian nonviolent picket-line and to refrain from whitewashing Israels violation of Palestinian human rights through performing in Tel Aviv.

I will respond to Nick Caves claims through a short personal story.

When I was thirteen, I made my way from home in Ramallah to Jerusalem to attend a music lesson. Waiting at Israels apartheid wall and Qalandia checkpoint, which separates Ramallah from Jerusalem, I had one of my most terrifying encounters with Israeli occupation soldiers.

Get the f*** out of here! You cannot enter Jerusalem, the young, arrogant Israeli soldier shouted after seeing a copy of my birth certificate. I was thirteen, so I could not have a proper Israeli-approved ID. I shouted back at her, I was born in Jerusalem for Gods sake! How can you turn me back? She insisted on seeing my original birth certificate, and did not let me pass.

I was only trying to attend a music lesson in Jerusalem, I tried to explain in vain. But I was not going to take no for an answer. As the soldier started becoming aggressive, I called my father on his cellphone and told him the story while shouting back at the soldier. My father begged me to stop shouting at the soldier and to walk fast towards the Qalandia refugee camp nearby before I got hurt.

They dont care if youre a child, believe me, his voice cracked with worry.

As the soldier started getting frighteningly close to me, I quietly asked a Palestinian woman how to get from the checkpoint to Qalandia, and quickly ran to a shop where I hid and waited for my father to pick me up. It felt like hours, but it was actually less than 20 minutes. I got into his car and all my defiantly held-back tears gushed out.

Shall we go back to Ramallah? he asked softly. You seem too rattled to take a music lesson right now. Without thinking, I responded: Thats what they want! They want me to give up, go home and become a silent victim. Ill go to Jerusalem in spite of them. Ill sing and continue what Ive started. This is how Ive cho...

17:17

Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen? By Moon Of Alabama November 21, 2017 Information Clearing House  The Saudi clown prince Mohammad Bin Salman is an impulsive tyrant. But what accounts for his urge to purge the country of any potential competing power center Why does he run a such an activist foreign policy? The answer []

17:12

But the drawing looked fine! "IndyWatch Feed National"

Blackfriars Priory school, a Catholic boys school in Adelaide, Australia commissioned a statue of a saint Martin de Porres that was supposed to showed him giving a loaf of bread to a child. While the commission was granted on the basis of a drawing of the statue, when the final statue was unveiled, it suggested something completely different, though one that is consistent with what we have learned about the Catholic church.

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It did not help that the school itself had earlier been hit with several sex abuse scandals involving teachers.

The school has covered up the statue with a black cloth while they decide what to do about it. But that act of covering up is itself being viewed as a metaphor for how the church has responded to its sex abuse scandals.

17:03

Researchers Show Where The Aluminum Travels To In The Body & Stays After Vaccination "IndyWatch Feed National"

by Arjun Walia

When it comes to the most widely used adjuvant ingredient found within vaccines, aluminum, many questions have yet to be answered, particularly when it comes to where the aluminum goes after injection, an issue known as biopersistence.

One reason this question arises is because a causative role has been established in whats known as macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF) lesion in patients who have myalgic encephalomyelitis, or brain inflammation. Myalgia, arthralgia, chronic fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, dysautonomia, and autoimmunity have been temporally linked to aluminium adjuvant-containing vaccine administration (Gherardi and Authier, 2003; Authier et al., 2003; Exley et al., 2009; Rosenblum et al., 2011; Santiago et al., 2014; Brinth et al., 2015; Palmieri et al., 2016).

Evidence that aluminum-coated particles phagocytozed in the injected muscle and its draining lymph nodes can disseminate within phagocytes throughout the body and slowly accumulate in the brain further suggested that alum safety should be evaluated in the long term. (source)

This study has prompted further research evaluating the potential hazards of injected aluminum, which begs the question, why hasnt proper evidence and evaluation been published showing that its safe to inject aluminum into babies via several vaccines in a short period of time? Aluminum adjuvants may be effective for stimulating an immune response, but to simply presume there are no consequences for doing this, or to not emphasize or even state the adverse effects that have been discovered, is, I would argue, criminally negligent.

Such negligence is not uncommon when dealing with pharmaceutical companies, however. For example, a study published in the British Medical Journal and conducted by researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Center in Copenhagen showed that pharmaceutical companies were not disclosing all information regarding the results of their drug trials.

Even the...

16:26

54 Years Later, the Same Reasons to Assassinate a President Remain the Same "IndyWatch Feed National"

(Before Its News)



This is the 54 anniversary of the murder of JFK, one of our most beloved Presidents. I pray to the almighty that some journalist is not writing these words about Donald Trump 54 years from now. Trumps life is in extreme danger. Why? Because he is doing what he does best, winning. He has turned the tables on the Deep State. Soon, many of the Deep State minions and actual controllers are going to prison.

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One of two things are going to happen: (1) There will be an assassination attempt on Trump; or, (2) The American people will be the victim of a Deep State planned, mass casualty event which will stop the rising tide of populism in its tracks.

This article will focus on the first possibility listed above.

 

Why Do So Many Seek to Assassinate Trump?

To answer that question, I think it is prudent to take a look back at JFK and ask the same question.

I spent 25 years examining the JFK assassination and the reasons why he was assassinated and I arrived at the following conclusions:

  1. The Federal Reserve wanted him dead over the silver certificates which threatened to one day supplant the Federal Reserve Note.
  2. JFK wanted to reduce/eliminate the oil depletion allowance which provided a huge, yet undeserved tax break that the average taxpayer did not receive.
  3. JFK was talking nuclear arms reduction with the Soviets, through back...

16:24

MANUS REFUGEES UNDER ATTACK "IndyWatch Feed National"

On Thursday November 24 a small island in the middle of the pacific made world headlines, but not because of its natural beauty.

Today PNG police and immigration stormed the Manus Regional Processing Centre and attacked refugees who were fighting for survival after being abandoned by Australian and PNG immigration.

How did they find themselves in this predicament?

A common narrative is people washing up on tropical island after their boats have become lost at sea.

The refugees on Manus Island did embark on a dangerous voyage by boat but that is not why they are now in this situation, at least not directly.

Fleeing their home countries looking for safety and freedom they arrived on Australian shores and asked for protection.

Unfortunately the Australian government had just implemented a policy to send all people who arrived by boat to offshore processing centres.

These centers are in developing nations Nauru and Papua New Guine who this colonial power can bully and bribe with money.

PNGs Manus Island fits the bill for a policy which seeks to send a message to other refugees that Australia is not a welcoming humanitarian country (as many believe).

After some three years of locking refugees in the derelict centre on Manus the PNG supreme court ruled this incarceration unconstitutional.

The centre was slated for closure, detainees were encouraged to return home some with bribes of up to $25,000.

A small number around 50 decided to settle in PNG, with some becoming homeless and trying to return to detention, one man even tried flying to Fuji and applying be protection there only to be sent back to PNG.

A number are in the East Lorengau Transit centre, some having applied to go the America under a bizarre people swap deal and others expected to settle in PNG.

Human Rights Watch have recently detailed an upsurge in violent attacks by armed locals.

This is why when the detention centre closed on October 31 around 620 men decided not to leave.

Alternative accommodation has been provided however it is closer to town, and hostile locals, and insecure.

This and a series of terrifying events have lead to the current situation where detainees feel safer in the cage they have so longed to escape from than outside.

Besides according to sources, including the UN, the new facilities are not yet ready to house the men.

This was proven when SBS flew a drone over the new centres and broadcast the footage.

Mostly the men are refusing to leave as a political statement, after 4 years on Manus they are demanding freedom.......

16:09

Koala bear attacks man in front yard in Wahroonga, Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Brutal attacks don't normally come to mind when you think of the cuddly koala but one has left a Wahroonga man in hospital for a week after it bit him in his front yard. Michael Barnett, 84, from Yanilla Ave, Wahroonga was attacked by the koala last Monday while he was trying to rescue the animal from a flock of angry cockatoos. Mr Barnett was unsure where the koala's natural habitat was but his property backs onto the Lane Cove National Park. "It is an incredible story," Mr Barnett told the Hornsby Advocate. "The first koala I see in the area in over 40 years and it bites me while I am trying to rescue it." The attack comes after a rogue ferret bit a Baulkham Hills woman while she slept earlier this week.

16:08

10 years since we lost Private Luke Worsley, killed in action, Afghanistan 23 November 2007 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Darren Peters, SOTG V remembers his mate Luke Worsley, killed in action 23 November 2007 fighting for Australia Tuesday, 24 November 2015 (Marjorie and John Worsley with a photo of their son the late Luke Worsley, killed in action 23 November 2007 in Australia's war against Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan.)...

15:54

Girl recovering from shark attack off Melbourne Beach, Florida "IndyWatch Feed National"

Crystal-clear water and lingering mix swell revealed some excited ocean activity in Central Florida last weekend both above and below the surface. On Saturday evening, at about an hour or two before sunset, 14-year-old surfer Kaia Anderson was bitten by what is believed to be a spinner shark off a Floridana Beach access in southern Melbourne Beach. "Kaia lives right next door to me, she's probably the nicest girl I've ever met in my entire life, and she and her sister go surfing every single day," said local pro Chauncey Robinson, who witnessed the attack. "I'd been up at the access watching the waves for 30 minutes prior and saw a shark go through a wave, but others thought it was a dolphin, since there were a few of those out, too. Then, probably ten minutes before it happened, I saw a spinner shark jump out the back and splash in front of everyone.

15:52

70 years of broken promises: The untold story of the UN's partition plan for the benefit of the Zionists "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thousands of Palestinians were killed in the rebellion as they continued to reject the prejudicial partition. In a recent talk before Chatham House think-tank in London, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, approached the issue of a Palestinian state from an intellectual perspective. Before we think of establishing a Palestinian state, he mused, "it is time we reassessed whether the modern model we have of sovereignty and unfettered sovereignty, is applicable everywhere in the world." It is not the first time that Netanyahu discredits the idea of a Palestinian state. Despite clear Israeli intentions of jeopardizing any chances for the creation of such a state, the US Administration of Donald Trump is, reportedly, finalizing plans for an 'ultimate peace deal'. The New York Times suggests that "the anticipated plan will have to be built around the so-called two-state solution." But why the wasted effort, while all parties, People in the United States included, know that Israel has no intention of allowing a Palestinian state and the U.S. has no political capital, or desire, to enforce one? The answer may not lie in the present, but in the past.

14:36

Shocking Detention of Australias Aboriginal Children "IndyWatch Feed National"

(HRW)  The camera shows a slightly built 13-year-old boy pacing in a tiny cell, pausing every so often to lean against the wall, his head buried in his arms, his body trembling. Three guards rush in and quickly overpower the boy, stripping him naked. It was one of at least five instances when detention center guards in Australias Northern Territory used excessive force against him between October 2010 and August 2014, the Australian Broadcasting Corporations Four Corners reported last year.

These and other images appalled many Australians. Perhaps most disturbing of all was a photograph of the same boy, Dylan Voller, at age17, strapped tightly to a restraint chair, a hood over his head; he had been left in that position alone in a cell for two hours. Within 12 hours of the Four Corners report, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the establishment of a Royal Commission to examine the treatment of detained children in the Northern Territory the majority of whom, like Voller, are Aboriginal.

The commission released its findings on Friday, concluding that the territorys youth detention centers are not fit for accommodating, let alone rehabilitating the children they lock up, and calling for their closure.

The systemic and shocking failures identified by the commission could be a checklist of the worst practices in juvenile detention.

Guards verbally abused the boys and young men, including with racial slurs, and sometimes deprived them of food, water, and the use of toilets, the report found.

Bored staff dared children to eat bird excrement, rat feces, and cockroaches for rewards and coerced youth to fight each other. Staff also employed disproportionate and often dangerous use of force when restraining children. Guards were captured on video lifting and throwing children to the ground by the neck, among other abusive practices.

Some girls were strip searched by male guards and, the commission found, subjected to inappropriate sexual attention by staff. They also had less access than boys to showers and toilets, recreation, and education.

Isolation of 21 or more hours per day, sometimes for weeks, was used as punishment, contrary to law and in ways highly damaging to youths mental health.

Failures to safeguard against self-harm, inadequate security, unsanitary facilities the list goes on, documented extensivel...

14:16

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed National"

Mikdad: We Support UN Role in Case it Respects its Charter and States Sovereignty
23 November 2017

Damascus, SANA- Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad stressed that the summit meeting between President Bashar al-Assad and President Vladimir Putin is one of the most important meetings as it came before holding the tripartite summit in Sochi city in Russia and it conveyed a message that Russia stands by Syria and consults with it on sensitive issues.

In an interview with the Syrian TV on Wednesday,  Mikdad commented on Sochi statement, saying that the language of the statement affirms the political sides which we have dealt with over the past years, and it deals with issues of combating terrorism and the bases set to accomplish the political process.

Answering a question on the UN role in the future political process in Syria, Mikdad said We support the role of the UN in case it respects its Charter which embodies the sovereignty and the independence of the states and the noninterference in their internal affairswhen the UN practices its role on these bases we welcome it.

The committee to discuss constitution during the coming National Dialogue Congress in Sochi doesnt have an official nature and it is a brainstorming process as the Syrian Arab Republic discusses its constitution according to the constitutional mechanisms adopted by the laws in force similar to the parliamentary elections which are conducted according to a constitutional mechanism and the ballot boxes, Mikdad added.

He clarified that the battel against terrorism has almost reached the end and the remnants of Jabhat al-Nusra and Daesh terrorists and the groups affiliated to them will naturally decline, asserting that the battel will continue till fully eliminating terrorism.

Mikdad called upon the states which are part of the illegal US-led coalition to withdraw from it, calling upon the US at the same time to stop its operations in Syria and withdraw its forces from it, and to combat terrorism according to the recognized international mechanism.

R. Jazaeri/ H. Zain

13:30

In Final Leg of Campaign in Gujarat, Its Modi Versus Rahul "IndyWatch Feed National"

With a likely erosion of BJP votes due to anti-incumbency effect and a fraction of Patel vote going to the Congress, both parties appear to be neck and neck at the current stage.

BJP supporters at a rally. Credit: PTI

BJP supporters at a rally. Credit: PTI

As electioneering intensifies in Gujarat, the question being asked is whether the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be able to hold on to its votes or will the Congress make a dent in the saffron partys support base. There are no easy answers, but electoral statistics indicate that the BJP has consistently garnered more than 40% of the popular vote in the state since 1995. In the context of the first-past-the-post system that is followed in India, this is highly significant. Dubbed as the winner-takes-all system, such a high percentage of votes translates into the winner getting two-thirds of the total number of seats.

Little wonder, then, that since 1995, the BJP has consistently won more than 115 seats out of the 182 in the Gujarat state assembly contests. In 1995, the first time the BJP came to power in the state, the party won 121 seats and 42.51% of the popular vote. In the next election in 1998 (it was a mid-term election after internal troubles in the BJP led to a full-blown crisis and a government in the interim by a breakaway faction led by Shankar Sinh Vaghela), the BJP won 117 seats with a vote share of 44.81%. The vote percentage of the BJP...

13:12

Thanksgiving 2017 "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Trench Boys
Thanksgiving is a good time to reflect on all the blessings in life, and I have many.

I'm thankful for landing in a career that I find fulfilling and exciting with opportunities to learn new things and meet new people.  This year my job took me to Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian, Rota, Guam, Rapa Nui, mainland Chile, and the United Nations to advocate for ocean protections.  I continue to work at the intersection of science and community to drive policy, and increasingly I am able to fold art and culture into this equation.  The people who surround me are inspiring, untiring, and committed to making this world a better place.

I received recognition from my peers and colleagues for my work this year (in trophy form), which I have found to be mostly humbling and embarrassing.  When I was younger I hungered for recognition, but these days I'm more comfortable with it being given to others.  I'm never the smartest or hardest working person in any room, and any credit I get belongs to the people I work with more than anything.  Honestly, the best part about winning an award is being nominated by your friends.

I've got a great wife and together we share an amazing marriage.  Life is always entertaining and exciting with Edz around.  I enjoy sharing our mundane moments on social media with the hashtag #ConversationsWithMyWife.  The feedback I get is that you enjoy them, too. 

We had a bit of a health scare back in March, so I'm thankful for modern medicine and health insurance this year.  I've never really needed it until this year, and I'm glad we had access to it.  The doctors and nurses at the George Washington University Hospital saved Edz' life. I was on Easter Island when she went to the hospital, and rush as I tried, it took me nearly two days to get back to Washington, DC.  In my absence, Delegate Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan really showed what a class act he is and how much he cares.  He was at the hospital when Edz woke up from surgery -- her only family in the city -- and was there when my mom arrived from...

12:55

Australian high court abolishes prenuptial agreements "IndyWatch Feed National"

IN 2005, Kanye West delivered some sage advice to all wealthy men thinking of entering into marriage with money-hungry women, disparagingly referred to as "gold diggers". If you "ain't no punk", the rapper warned, "holla we want prenup". A pre-nuptial agreement is "something that you need to have", according to Kanye, because when she "leave yo' ass", she is going to "leave with half". The song remains a classic, but legal experts say a landmark ruling handed down by the High Court on Wednesday spells the "death knell" of pre-nuptial agreements, known as binding financial agreements in Australia. The decision in Thorne v Kennedy, in which a young Eastern European woman successfully fought to overturn a prenup she signed on the eve of her marriage to a millionaire property developer twice her age, has sent shockwaves through the family law fraternity and could trigger a wave of lawsuits seeking to overturn existing financial agreements. From a paltry $50,000 she would have been entitled to under the previous agreement, the woman is now set to become a millionaire in her own right. "Even the lawyers within my team, the young ones, they don't realise the significance of this yet," said Slater and Gordon family law expert Heather McKinnon. "It's really funny. The High Court doesn't enter our jurisdiction very often - the last [decision] was probably seven or eight years ago - but when it does, it's significant."

12:47

Man dies following lightning strike in Western Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

A West Australian race course worker who was struck by lightning last week has died in hospital. Track curating staff member Doug Fernihough, 57, was filling divots at Northam Race Club on November 16 when he was hit by lightning, suffering a heart attack and internal injuries. He was flown to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment, but died late on Wednesday surrounded by his family. "On behalf of the Northam Race Club, Racing and Wagering WA and the broader WA racing fraternity, I wish to extend our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to Doug's family and friends," RWWA chief executive Richard Burt said on Thursday.

12:34

Die Grnen berichten von den Sondierungsgesprchen. ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

Die Grnen berichten von den Sondierungsgesprchen. Money Quote:

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Was haben die Grnen bei den Sondierungen gelernt?

Habeck: Wir waren gezwungen, unser Wahlprogramm zu einem Ergebnisprogramm zu machen. Beispiel CO2-Reduktion: Wir konnten nicht mehr nur Gigawatt-Forderungen erheben, sondern mussten auch erklren, wie dabei die Versorgungssicherheit gewhrleistet bliebe. Das war eine Wirklichkeitshrtung.

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Die sind ernsthaft whrend der Sondierung zum ersten Mal gefragt worden, ob sie ihren Plan gegengerechnet haben?!

Heilige Scheie! "Wirklichkeitshrtung", ich kipp aus den Latschen!

Leute, lasst euch das eine Lehre sein! So kann das enden, wenn man sich in irgendwelche virtuellen Parallelblasenwelten zurckzieht!

Update: Ein Einsender fgt hinzu:

bemerkenswert wird das Ganze ja erst wirklich, wenn man wei, was Lindner und Kubicki in ihrer Pressekonferenz gesagt haben. Die sprachen davon, dass zwischen Belgien und einem westlichen Bundesland (knnte NRW gewesen sein) eine Absprache bestehe: Deutschland versorge Belgien mit Kohlestrom, damit die Tihange abschalten knnten. Ja, genau, _das_ Kernkraftwerk. Derentwegen in Aachen Jodtabletten verteilt werden. Dessen Abschaltung knnten die nicht durchgerechneten Umweltplne der Grnen also verhindern.

12:12

The Saudi System and Why Its Change May Fail "IndyWatch Feed National"

EDITORS CHOICE | 21.11.2017 The Saudi System and Why Its Change May Fail The Saudi clown prince Mohammad Bin Salman is an impulsive tyrant. But what accounts for the urge to purge the country of any potential competing power center Why does he run a such an activist foreign policy? The answer might be Iran. Not Iran the []

11:41

Elon Musk built the worlds biggest batteryin just two months "IndyWatch Feed National"

Elon Musk kept his promise: The SolarCity chairman successfully built the worlds biggest lithium-ion battery in South Australiaahead of schedule. In July, Tesla and French renewable energy company Neoen were awarded the contract to help the country deal with its energy problems following a 2016 statewide blackout. The Tesla founder was so enthusiastic about the effort that he

Elon Musk kept his promise: The SolarCity chairman successfully built the worlds biggest lithium-ion battery in South Australiaahead of schedule.

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11:31

Savages in government put bounty on Indian actress and director "IndyWatch Feed National"



So this is the sort of garbage that is in power in certain countries.

A politician, leader or whatever puts a bounty on an actress and her director.

What's worse is that the herd population support this kind of behaviour.

One could only wonder how much of this garbage the Australian authorities allow into this country, under the "Human Rights" or refugee banner of course.

See article from 21 Nov 2017 by time.com of the headline;

A Member of India's Ruling Party Has Put a Bounty on the Heads of a Bollywood Actress and Her Director


NEW DELHI) A member of Indias Hindu nationalist ruling party offered 100 million rupees ($1.5 million) to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of an unreleased Bollywood film Padmavati rumored to depict a relationship between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler.

Suraj Pal Amu, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader from the northern state of Haryana, offered the bounty against actress Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Sunday. The films producers postponed the release of the film, which was set to be in theaters Dec. 1, and Amu was reported by local media to have said at a public rally that the film would not be allowed to be released at all.

Padmavati is based on a 16th century Sufi epic poem, Padmavat, in which a brave and beautiful Rajput queen chose to kill herself rather than be captured by the Muslim sultan of Delhi, Allaudin Khilji. Over centuries of its retelling, the epic has come to be seen as history, despite little evidence.
Padukone plays Padmini, the legendary queen who committed jauhar, the medieval Rajput practice in which female royals walked into funeral fires to embrace death over the dishonor of being taken captive.

Padmavati has been in trouble since the beginning of the year, with fringe groups in the western state of Rajasthan attacking the films set, threate...

10:55

Refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani arrested in Manus as squad steps in "IndyWatch Feed National"

Papua New Guineas paramilitary police officers have arrested refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani during a raid on the Manus Island detention centre.

On Thursday morning PNG police, the paramilitary Mobile Squad and immigration officers entered the centre to force out the remaining hundreds of refugees who for more than three weeks have camped in deteriorating conditions.

Refugees reported that about 40 men had been forced on to buses, presumably heading to the transit accommodation. An ABC journalist reported seeing several buses carrying refugees leave the centre.

The men have refused to leave the facility which formally closed at the end of last month because of their safety fears in the town of Lorengau.

It was not clear on Thursday afternoon where Boochani had been taken, or whether he had been charged. Manus Island police officials could not be reached.

Boochani has been one of the most prominent of the group, reporting for the Guardian and a number of other publications around the world on the conditions inside the centre.

On Thursday afternoon several refugees confirmed Boochani had been taken away from the camp by members of the Mobile Squad. Pictures of the event showed him being led away, flanked by officers.

Boochani had been reporting from a hiding place in the toilets while officers confiscated phones and destroyed the belongings of refugees.

However, according to witnesses, officers specifically searched for him and others reporting events to the outside world.





Iranian-Kurdish refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani has been arrested on Manus Island. He was seen taken away from the detention centre by the paramilitary Mobile Squad.

Amnesty International said it wasnt clear why Boochani had been arrested but it appeared to be a deliberate attempt to isolate human rights activists from the wider group.


The arrest of Behrouz Boochani as a so-called ringleader of the peaceful protest on Manus Island is deeply misguided, said Kate Schuetze, Amnesty Internationals Pacific researcher.

It violates his rights and sends a terrible signal about PNGs intentions with regard to the remaining 400-plus men. He...

10:31

FTC: We are evaluating serious issues in Uber data breach "IndyWatch Feed National"

In light of Ubers recent data breach, the ride-hailer is being investigated by regulators in the U.K., Australia, the Philippines, and New York. Now the Federal Trade Commission is joining that list, reports TechCrunch. The FTC responded to reports that Uber paid off hackers to conceal the fact that data of 57 million account holders

In light of Ubers recent data breach, the ride-hailer is being investigated by regulators in the U.K., Australia, the Philippines, and New York. Now the Federal Trade Commission is joining that list, reports TechCrunch.

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10:20

Mercedes fooling consumers with a rebaged Nissan Navara "IndyWatch Feed National"

It seems that Mercedes-Benz is a little (or rather a lot) behind the eight ball with regards to the booming 4WD ute market in Australia.

So what does one of the world oldest car manufacturers do?

Result to the cheap and nasty practice of "badge engineering", where one car manufacturer's badge is swapped for another one's.

People should recall that the Toyota Lexen was actually a Holden Commodore.

Mazda's new BT50 ute is a Ford Ranger.

Fiat's 124 Spider is a Mazda MX-5.

Don't let the truth get in the way, hey Volker Mornhinweg, head at Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles?

So the Merc has different door cards, and Merc spec suspension. Big Deal!

The lower spec Mercedes X-Class even has Nissan's 4 cylinder engine in it.

As one reader stated:

"Sounds like the marketing department at Mercedes is trying to convince us that white is black. Don't be fooled,..."

In any event you can read Mornhinweg's denials from an article from drive.com.au of the headline:

Mercedes-Benz: X-Class is not a Navara


Don't call the Mercedes-Benz X-Class a Nissan Navara.

Speaking at the global debut of the production X-Class Mercedes head of commercial vehicles, Volker Mornhinweg, said buyers shouldn't be fixated on the dual-cab's Nissan Navara origins.

"In the LCV [light commercial vehicle] business it's a common approach to work together with partners, all over the place. A lot of companies are working together quite successfully." Mornhinweg said.

"Partnering in the passenger car segment is not that common, but in the LCV segment it's quite common, therefore it's a kind of natural move also to think about pick-ups, and for us we had a target that we would like to introduce our product to market in a very short term notice."

Some of the partners he refers to include Volkswagen, whose previous generation Crafter was based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter large van, as well as another Renault-Nissan Alliance collaboration overseas which sees the Renault Kangoo sold as the Mercedes-Benz Citan in Europe.

Rather than a badge-engineered product (the term applied to mostly-unchanged cars that sell under a number of marques), Mornhinweg was keen to keen...

10:11

Shanghai stocks tumble, other Asian stocks slow Chinese regulators moved to tighten their grip on financial markets "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Stocks in Shanghai fell sharply but in rest of Asia, markets were calm Thursday after the Fed minutes largely met investor expectations that it will soon raise interest rates for a third time next month.

KEEPING SCORE: Chinas Shanghai Composite Index sank 2 percent to 3,359.92, its lowest level since August, while Hong Kongs Hang Seng index slipped 0.4 percent to 29,886.99. South Koreas Kospi finished flat at 2,540.71 and Australias S&P/ASX 200 also finished unchanged at 5,986.20. Stocks in Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries were mixed. Japan was closed on a holiday.

FED: Minutes of the Feds last meeting that ended Nov. 1 showed that most officials generally believe that itll soon be time for another increase in the Feds key interest rate. A few Fed leaders think rates should stay where they are until there is more evidence inflation is rising, showing the concerns that the U.S. inflation is falling short of expectations despite the jobless rate falling to the lowest level in nearly 17 years. But the minutes did not change expectations for a December rate hike, analysts said.

ANALYSTS TAKE: While the minutes did not surprise markets, the statement does clear the air of one raging debate, and thats 2018 rate hikes unambiguously depend more pressingly on inflation than on growth, said Stephen Innes, head of Asia trading at OANDA.

WALL STREET: U.S. stocks finished mostly lower on Wednesday retreating from their latest record highs. The Standard & Poors 500 index dipped 1.95 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,597.08. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 64.65 points, or 0.3 percent, to 23,526.18. The Nasdaq composite rose 4.88 points, or 0.1 percent, to a record 6,867.36. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 2.13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,516.76. U.S. markets will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. They will reopen Friday but w...

09:58

PERTH Maddington car dealer Mazin Alkiaat banned from holding dealer licence after winding odometers "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Maddington car dealer Mazin Alkiaat banned from holding dealer licence after winding odometers .

November 23, 2017 at 01:56PM .

Mazin Alkiaat pleaded guilty to buying cars at auction only to wind back the clocks, in Perth Magistrates Court earlier this year, and was ordered to fork

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09:52

Manus Island: Police enter decommissioned Australian refugee detention camp "IndyWatch Feed National"

Papua New Guinea police have moved in on the shuttered Australian-run Manus detention camp in an attempt to force hundreds of asylum seekers occupying it to leave. The camp long symbolized Canberras strict asylum laws.

Authorities in Papua New Guinea are removing more than 300 asylum seekers from a squalid immigration camp on Manus island to another location

Australia has paid PNG and the nearby island of Nauru to hold refugees as part of its controversial immigration policy

Rights groups and the UN have warned of violence and a humanitarian crisis

Asylum seekers have refused to leave for three weeks

Papua New Guinea authorities moved to empty a decommissioned Australian-run immigration detention center, drawing criticism from rights groups and the UN over hardhanded tactics and a potential humanitarian crisis.

Police Chief Superintendent Dominic Kakas said 50 police and immigration officials entered the camp on Thursday morning and persuaded 35 of the 378 men there to go to alterative accommodation in the nearby town of Lorengau.

But asylum seekers reported police were using force to remove them from the Manus island camp, where authorities...

09:43

Members of the Australian Dental Association visit Gunnedah to brief Gunnedah Shire Council about adding fluoride to the water supply "IndyWatch Feed National"

Gunnedah Shire Councillors attended a closed meeting on Wednesday to be briefed by members of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) NSW regarding water fluoridation.

ADA spokeswoman Dr Sarah Raphael, who hosted the briefing, shared with councillors and local dentists a report from the federal governments National Health and Medical Research Council on water fluoridation.

Dr Raphael said water fluoridation has been researched in Australia for decades.

Water fluoridation is one of the most widely-studied public health measures of all time, Dr Raphael said.

Decades of research in Australia have proven it is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay, water fluoridation gives everyone in the community protection from tooth decay on tap.

The fluoride debate has prompted a wave of facebook groups against water fluoridation, including a group administrated by Gunnedahs Wendy Carpenter called Its OK to say NO to fluoride in Gunnedahs water.

Mrs Carpenter said the group is designed to help bring balance to the discussion.

There are a growing number of people in our community who are very concerned about the proposed fluoridation of Gunnedahs water, Mrs Carpenter said.

We are very concerned that in the light of increasing evidence that ingesting fluoride in water is not safe nor is it the most effective method of tooth protection.

Fluoride Action Network Australia (FANA) chair Merilyn Haines said the organisation has sent research and reports to council and hopes council will consider research from both sides of the debate.

We hope that Councillors will consider these concerns because NSW Health will not be providing this type of information either to the Councillors, or to the public in the very one sided biased consultation that NSW Health is conducting, Mrs Haynes said.

Gunnedah dentist Dr Karthikeyan Muthusamy supports water fluoridation and said adding fluoride to the water is safe for everyone.

I strongly recommend fluoridation, Dr Muthusamy said.

It comes from a solid basis of research and it saves people a lot of trouble in regards to dental health.

The briefing follows a resolution from the October ordinary council meeting that stated NSW Health would seek public feedback regarding fluoridation and report the findings to council at Decembers ordinary council meeting.

*Original article online at......

08:51

Australia Warns of Asia Power Shift to China If U.S. Withdraws "IndyWatch Feed National"

Bloomberg

By Jason Scott

November 22, 2017, 5:25 PM EST Updated on November 22, 2017, 10:15 PM EST
  • Turnbulls government releases foreign policy white paper
  • Urges U.S. to continue support for global rules-based order
Malcolm Turnbull

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Australia is concerned that Chinas military expansion in the South China Sea will lead to clashes in Asia and wants the U.S. to remain involved in the region, according to a new policy paper released by the government.

The power balance would shift to Beijing should the U.S. withdraw its political, economic and security ties, according to the foreign policy white paper, the first in 14 years. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called the document clear-eyed and hard-headed and said Australia would seek a bigger role in shaping regional affairs.

In the past we could safely assume that the world worked in a way that suited Australia, Turnbull told reporters on Thursday in Canberra. Now power is shifting and the rules and institutions are under challenge, he said. We are experiencing unprecedented prosperity and opportunity but the liberal, rules-based order that underpins it all is under greater stress than at any time since its creation in the 1940s.

On China, Turnbull said: This is the first time in our history that our dominant trading partner is not also a dominant security partner.

President Donald Trumps withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partn...

08:48

Scientists Have Finally Found A Way to Regenerate Old Human Cells! "IndyWatch Feed National"

These findings are groundbreaking. Regenerating old human cells is going to be taking a lot less time than anyone could have ever imagined.

Researchers from the University of Exeter have recently revealed something spectacular. They have found a way to regenerate old human cells in a matter of hours. This research was published in the journal BMC Cell Biology and was based on earlier discoveries from within the same group.

You see splicing factors gradually switch off as we age. According to Richard Faragher as well as Dr. Elizabeth Ostler at Exeter, splicing factors are something we can turn back on with the help of chemicals. This meaning they can make senescent cells look younger and even make them divide into young cells. They do this by using something known as resveratrol analogs.

For those who do not know resveratrol analogs are found in dark chocolate, red wine, and red grapes. They turn on the splicing factors and make the cells look younger. It is that simple! Once they began looking younger they also began regenerating. This could potentially help tons of people age without becoming old.

It could reduce the degenerative effects aging has on our bodies. Each time they have repeated this experiment the results ended up the same. However, of course, more studies will be necessary before the possibility of a clinical trial of any kind comes into play. This could be the answer we have been looking for in this department. While we do not yet know where these findings will take us, it does appear something good will come from them.

The conclusion reads as follows:

During the aging process, both senescent and non-senescent cells lose a degree of response to cellular stressors. The upstream causes of this are as yet unclear but may include changes in genes controlling alternative splicing; a major regulator of gene expression which ensures genomic plasticity. Here, we provide evidence that treatment with novel analogs of the stilbene compound resveratrol is associated not only with the restoration of splicing factor expression but also with amelioration of multiple cellular senescence phenotypes in senescent human primary fibroblasts. At present, the precise mechanisms behind these observations are unclear but may involve both the restoration of a more youthful pattern of alternative splicing and also effects of specific splicing factors on telomere maintenance. We propose therefore that splicing factors, and the upstream drivers of splicing factor expressions may prove promising as druggable targets to amelior...

08:20

9 Symptoms That Prove Adrenal Fatigue Is Causing Your Anxiety, Insomnia and Depression "IndyWatch Feed National"

Our fast-paced, high-stress society often leads to feelings of being overwhelmed, worn down or exhausted. During the busiest times of our lives, we may find that a lack of sleep, a mile long to do list, never-ending responsibilities and an attempt to maintain a social calendar all add up to an incredibly high level of fatigue. If this exhaustion cannot be solved through time off and a good night sleep, it may be a sign of a bigger problem.

Leila Kirdani, a family physician that specializes in functional medicine, explains, Fatigue is probably the number one complaint among new patients in my practice. Anyone with prolonged fatigue, with difficulty sleeping, who feels burned-out or lack of enjoyment in life, may be suffering from adrenal fatigue.

Source: Hormones Balance

 

While the term adrenal fatigue is not a recognized medical diagnosis, practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine have adopted the label to identify a number of nonspecific symptoms including digestive problems, body aches, nervousness, fatigue and sleep disturbances. In fact, experts estimate that as many as 80% of Americans experience adrenal fatigue at some point in their lives.

Dr. James Wilson coined the term adrenal fatigue in 1998 when he noticed that there was a connection between increased stress levels as well as a noticeable change in adrenal function. He set out to research the connection between the two, studying both men and women who had reported experiencing chronic fatigue.

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07:41

Protesting Asylum Seekers Ordered Out of Manus Island Camp by PNG Police "IndyWatch Feed National"

Police enter the Manus Island detention centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, November 23, 2017. AAP/via Reuters

Police enter the Manus Island detention centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, November 23, 2017. AAP/via Reuters

Sydney: Papua New Guinea (PNG) police sealed off an officially shuttered Australian-run detention camp on Thursday and ordered asylum seekers occupying it to leave as they confiscated food and water the men had stockpiled, asylum seekers told Reuters.

About 380 asylum seekers have shut themselves inside the Manus Island Centre for more than three weeks, defying attempts by Australia and PNG to close it in a standoff the United Nations described as a looming humanitarian crisis.

They destroyed our food and damaged our accommodation too, they destroyed our water tank, one asylum-seeker said in a mobile telephone message from the camp.

Many of the men climbed onto rooftops and hid in toilets, he said. Three other asylum seekers gave similar accounts of the police action.

A video shot by Sudanese refugee Abdul Aziz and posted o...

07:24

Threatened species protected on Toorongo Plateau "IndyWatch Feed National"

Mt Toorongo is a magical spot: it is a mountain in the Central Highlands to the east of Melbourne. If you drive to the Baw Baw ski village from Noojee, it is the steep dark mountain that fills the skyline above you as you head through the last of the farming country at Icy Creek.

Not many people go there. Its a bit off the track, but is accessible quite easily via a number of dirt roads. As I understand the ecology of the mountain, it was burnt twice in close succession (in the 1920s and the infamous 1939 fires). So the eucalypt forest on the summit was replaced by a remarkable cloud forest of what are normally understorey species. The summit itself is a long ridge which offers wonderful views of the Baw Baw Plateau, the Latrobe Valley and distant Strzelecki Ranges to the south.

Like many forests in the region, the mountain has been relentlessly logged. Much of the cloud forest was chained down by bulldozers in the early 1990s and planted with Shining Gum (which is not actually indigenous to the area as I understand it).

But there are still pockets of cool temperate rainforest, and the forest at the treeline, composed of old wattles and myrtle beech, is a delight. It still harbours endangered animal species, too.

Recently, WOTCH (Wildlife of the Central Highlands), a volunteer group which focuses on citizens science like animal surveys, identified Leadbeaters Possums on the Toorongo Plateau, the northern slopes of the mountain. It is hard to overstate the importance of Toorongo Mountain and the plateau. Like the Errinundra Plateau, it has acted as a refugia in times of climate variation and climate change in the past, providing a place for the old Gondwanic species to retreat to when temperatures are warmer and fire regimes are stronger.

The Leadbeaters Possum was found in an area that was scheduled for logging and the discovery of the individual means that this particular section of forest will be protected. This is a great outcome, won by an inspiring group.

You can find out more about WOTCH via their facebook page.


06:38

Part 6 of the Queensland election blog for 2017 #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ongoing coverage of the Queensland election campaign for 2017. Check back for updates. Table of contents Jump to comments section. Antony Greens Queensland election 2017 guide. Queensland election: Breaking down the big promises from Labor and the LNP. Archive of The Courier Mails front pages during election 2017. (November 23, 2017) Day 26 Adani NAIF veto to be respected. (November 24, 2017) Day 27 Election eve. . (November 24, 2017) Day 27 Election eve Time to vote #9News state political editor @ShaneDoherty9 with the final word on who will win tomorrow. #QldVotes #QldPol pic.twitter.com/m5RbSvcaar Nine News Queensland (@9NewsQueensland) November 24, 2017 Great summation of the #qldvotes []

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06:05

On Thanksgiving "IndyWatch Feed National"

For decades, American Indians have gathered on the fourth Thursday in November on Alcatraz Island to pray.

Commentary

Published November 23, 2017

Every year during Thanksgiving week I am asked if American Indians celebrate the national holiday. The answer really covers the spectrum of those who choose to embrace modern American living and those who attempt to live traditional practices of our ancestors.

Hundreds of American Indians will travel-beginning at about 3 a.m. this morning-from Pier 33 in San Francisco to Alcatraz Island for an indigenous sunrise ceremony. This is how they celebrate today. They will pray, sing and dance beyond the rising of the sun. During their prayers, they will give thanks to the Creator for our ancestors who went before us. This year, they will remember the memory of Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, who began his spirit journey late last month. They will remember how he once too was on Alcatraz Island as a young AIM leader to protest with those who occupied the island. They will remember the Longest Walks he began on the island; they will remember the walks would continue to Washington, D.C. to bring attention to the injustices of federal policies towards American Indians. And they will pray for future generations that will produce future leaders such as Dennis Banks.

Levi Rickert

Still othersparticularly many tribes across Indian Countyhave already hosted Thanksgiving dinners for their tribal elderly and other community members in recent days.

Today, many American Indians will sit down to eat a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. They will gather with family and friends to eat, discuss tribal politics and Washington, D.C. politics. They will discuss the erosion of moral standards in American society where lying by the current occupant of the White House has become an everyday occurrence. Wives,....

06:01

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry Film Screening Friday 8th December (Melbourne) "IndyWatch Feed National"

AFSA, in conjunction with ORICoop are proud to present the heartfelt film: Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry. Produced by Robert Redford, Terrence Malick, & Nick Offerman and directed by Laura Dunn (The Unforeseen), this documentary is "a beautiful and poignant portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the eye of American novelist, poet, and activist, Wendell Berry".

As a special guest and pre-screening event, Charles Massy will discuss his groundbreaking new book, Call of The Reed Warbler. There will be an opportunity for Q & A with Charles, and copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night.

Join us for a night of discussion, learning and reflection around farming - in the past, the present and the future.

Watch the film trailer HERE.

TICKETS: $25, (AFSA & ORICoop Members $20).

(General admission tickets listed as "ORICoop Friends FRI" and AFSA Members listed as "AFSA Members FRI").

Post-film details TBC (we will be hitting up a local pub and would love to continue discussions after the film - we hope you'll join us!)

The post Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry Film Screening Friday 8th December (Melbourne) appeared first on Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance.

06:01

Religious Persecutions have impacted Political-Economy "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION: hi martin

question for you

if we fed the data and all the info you had on ISLAM CHRISTIANITY JUDAISM etc and all other religions into SOCRATES and ask it ..what would its preferred choice be of RELIGION and what should the world followwhat would SOCRATES say?

have you ever tried this thought experiment?

Regards

SS

ANSWER: Interesting question. I do not believe it would pick one for that is a subjective decision. It would forecast trends, but not which religion is better. What it does do is it will forecast religious upheaval, which is tied to economics. Change the economy and you create change in religion. The introduction of Communism followed Marx in banning religion.

 

 

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05:46

PNG Police arrest award winning journalist @BehrouzBoochani as #Manus brutality breaks #auspol: @Jansant reports "IndyWatch Feed National"

PNG police have arrested award winning journalist and Manus detainee, @BehrouzBoochani. Behrouzs last tweet before being arrested: Peter Dutton stop propaganda against https://t.co/blgYw5Elt7 created this situation and you are responsible. You are lying to people that you built new accommodation. Those places are real prison, stop using ppl for your political benefits. Behrouz Boochani (@BehrouzBoochani) November 23, 2017 During the arrest fellow detainee, Abdul Aziz Adam (@Aziz58825713) tweeted: They are looking for me and Behrouz they found him but they are not going to find me. These are police are taking Behrouz. pic.twitter.com/G01bA46ETC Abdul Aziz Adam (@Aziz58825713) November 23, 2017 Journalists union, Media Enterainment Arts Alliance said in a []

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05:23

Were impressed youve held out so long, but its the second-last day to catch the rocket to Prizeville "IndyWatch Feed National"

Anyone who subscribes, resubscribes or donates before Friday goes into the draw to win some truly stellar prizes, including bikes, beekeeping workshops, artistic boot camps, award-winning books, bundles of excellent magazines, music, art and trips to Byron Bay.

05:10

Sharks vs. Measles, Victorian Minister vs. Sweden, and Vax vs. Playgrounds "IndyWatch Feed National"

Jackson State University study found shocking statistics about vaccination (photo Immunity Education)

By Dee McLachlan

Am I reading this correctly?

The Herald Sun reported today:

Three children were removed from the father and mothers care following serious concerns for their welfare, but the couple are now fighting a decision made by a childrens court that the children be immunised while in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services....

04:42

War, Business and Orchids the Smith Story "IndyWatch Feed National"

  Stanley Smith was an Australian businessman, WWII operative in China and expert horticulturalist. His life took him from a comfortable Brisbane upbringing to the danger of war and finally to a life half-way across the world. His Chinese-born wife, Continue reading

04:30

Global Coal Market Shrugs Off Indias Reduced Imports "IndyWatch Feed National"

While Indias coal imports have dropped 12% over the last three years, as the Modi government pursues a domestic strategy, they have picked up in recent times and are likely to continue to rise.

Credit: Reuters

Indonesias benchmark price for thermal coal has risen by more than 25% since June this year. Credit: Reuters

New Delhi: The international coal market is hardening on strong Chinese demand, brushing off the impact India was projected to have as a result of it reducing dependence on the imported dry fuel.

The global rise, surprisingly, comes even though the 13.6 million tonne gain in Chinas imports during January-July 2017 has not been enough to offset the 16.3 million tonne decline in Indias purchase of coal from the overseas market.

The Indonesian coal market, which is the main source of imported fuel for Indian power plants, too remains ebullient, proving wrong those who predicted an imminent end to the boom in the Southeast Asian countrys coal sector.

The Indonesian governments benchmark price for thermal coal has risen by more than 25% since June this year on strong Chinese demand for the dry fuel. The benchmark Indonesian thermal coal price in November is 12% higher compared to the same month last year.

This despite India continuing its focus on increasing domestic coal production to reduce coal imports. Moreover, India buys low-grade thermal coal from Indonesia which can be blended with higher grade coal before burning. In contrast, China majorly sources higher-quality of coal from Australia and South Africa...

03:19

#MeToo, but now what? "IndyWatch Feed National"

What started as a trickle of hashtags, a game of safety and invisibility in numbers, quickly grew to become personal, overwhelming, and eviscerating. Longer and longer posts appeared, ritual defenestrations from our hard-won rooms of our own into a world that remained silent and complicit. The gamut of responses from fellow victims alone ran from deep sympathy, love, and solidarity to complete and utter standstill (switching off modems at the wall and burying phones under concrete slabs). I was firmly in the latter camp.

01:00

Core of climate science is in the real-world data "IndyWatch Feed National"

The following was provided by Dr. Willie Soon, reproduced with permission from Dr Ian Flanigan. The Coalition referenced in the post is the current Australian Government, a Coalition between the Liberal and National parties. Core of climate science is in the real-world data by Dr Ian Flanigan News Weekly, November 18, 2017 The Government continues

00:30

The First Two Weeks of Crypterium ICO a Resounding Success "IndyWatch Feed National"

The first two weeks of Crypterium ICO, which started on October 31, 2017, saw lively and robust trade, with customers flocking to the sale from all over the world. Fifteen thousand users from 143 countries have taken part in the CRPT token sale to date, helping the project reach its soft cap within the first 5 hours. Crypterium, a revolutionary cryptobank, is gearing up to create an integrated service that utilizes the most advanced blockchain features to bring cryptocurrency payment options to the real world. The funds collected through the ICO will be used to create the service, which will go live in late January.

What makes the early results particularly remarkable is the fact that the CRPT token sale attracted the attention of token-buyers from every corner of the world. Users from Russia, USA, Brazil, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, South Africa, India, Nigeria, Australia, South Africa, and many other countries showed their support of the project by becoming its token holders. Although the highest number of token holders came from Russia and the United States 21.40% and 20.74%, respectively, neither of these two countries demonstrated the highest average token spending so far. The leadership in this category belongs to South Korea: an average user from this country spent nearly $2,037 on CRPT tokens. The Top Ten average purchases also included customers from the Czech Republic, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Belgium, Turkey, Malaysia, and Netherlands, whose users spent an average of $600-1200 to acquire their tokens.

But what makes this ICO truly remarkable is the overall relatively low average spending: not counting major institutional buyers, an average token holder spent just a bit over $500 to buy CRPT tokens. All this indicates that the product offered by Cryptonomos found great resonance with the public at large people are very interested in being able to use their funds in cryptocurrencies to pay for their everyday purchases.

We are extremely pleased with the early results, says Vladimir Gorbunov, Crypterium CCO and co-founder. We set out to create a product that could be useful to just about every family, and people responded. I think that both the geography and the average spending weve seen so far show that the wider blockchain community approves of what we are doing.

Crypterium is working to incorporate the decentralized cryptocurrency ecosystem into daily life. This requires, above all, creating a tool that would allow the use of cryptocurrencies to make instant payments for peoples routine everyday purchases paying the bills, dinner in a restaurant, or buying bus tickets. The projects open-source platform will also feature an innovative system to enable the acquisition of cryptocurrencies by businesses (i...

00:19

Week-long festival of Indigenous rugby league to kick off 2018 season "IndyWatch Feed National"

THE second Festival of Indigenous Rugby League will kick off the 2018 rugby league season on February 10 with the NRL announcing a week-long celebration and matches at Sydneys Redfern Oval. The 2018 festival will follow the inaugural 2017 Newcastle festival. Six teams will play as part of the festival, with emerging mens and womens Maori teams participating for the first time. The Indigenous All Stars elements will form part of the festival, including the Youth Summit and NRL Indigenous Players Cultural Camp. The popular Interstate Challenge will take place, this time involving the Newcastle Yowies (NSW) and the Dhadin Geai Warriors, from Torres Strait. The Redfern festival also will include a womens game between the First Nation Gems and the New Zealand Maori Ferns. Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley will take charge of the emerging Indigenous mens team the First Nations Goannas.

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23:56

CasinoCoin Announces Coin Swap "IndyWatch Feed National"

Swap to Ripple-based blockchain will position cryptocurrency for further growth

22 November 2017 (Isle of Man) CasinoCoin (CSC), the open source, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency designed specifically for the regulated online gambling industry, has announced it will initiate a coin swap to move to a new Ripple-based blockchain, bringing a host of advantages for users and operators.

There are several reasons behind the move to the new CasinoCoin blockchain. Liquidity of the coin will be increased from 40 million to 40 billion, a total coin supply more in line with the scale of the global iGaming industry, which H2 Gambling Capital estimates will be worth 54 billion in gross win by 2020*.

Additionally, the new CasinoCoin blockchain infrastructure is more advanced, and features added functionality including faster transaction times, with capability of up to 1,000 processed per second.

The coin swap will start at midday GMT on November 25, 2017 and will be open for 80 days. Holders of CasinoCoin will be able to initiate the coin swap within the new CasinoCoin wallet.

Current CasinoCoin holders will receive 1,000 coins on the new blockchain for every one coin sent from the old blockchain. The process will be managed manually to ensure optimal security checks on all transactions, and the coin swap will close at midday GMT on February 14, 2018.

The coin swap process will be executed with full transparency. All CasinoCoin that are swapped will have their transaction IDs displayed on a web page to prove those coins were swapped during the process.

The coins Foundation, which advocates for the growth of CasinoCoin and cryptocurrency in the regulated gambling industry, will use any balance of coins not swapped onto the new blockchain, by midday GMT on February 14, 2018, to support continued operations, marketing, and development.

The new CasinoCoin blockchain will continue with the ticker CSC and retain the current CasinoCoin name and branding. The original blockchain will be rebranded CasinoCoin Classic (CCC), with no new development or support from the Foundation after February 14, 2018.

For full details on how to proceed with the coin swap, please visit: https://casinocoin.org/coinswap/. The CasinoCoin team will also be answering questions on Reddit and Discord.

John Caldwell, Director of Advocacy for the Foundation, said: This coin swap will move CasinoCoin to a new blockchain that will bet...

22:57

Mom charged with a felony for putting a recorder in daughter's backpack to catch her bully "IndyWatch Feed National"

For weeks, Sarah Sims said she called and emailed school officials repeatedly to tell them her child was being bullied at school and was never given a response. So, she took matters into her own hands and now she is facing felony charges. Sims discovered her daughter was being bullied in late September. So, like any parent would do, she reached out to school officials for help. But she received nothing. "The thing that bothers me the most is that I am yet to get a response from anyone in the administration," Sims added. After being shrugged off by the school, Sims decided that she would take matters into her own hands and catch her 9-year-old daughter's bully. "I tried to be fair, but it's not fair," said Sims. "There is nothing fair about this." She wanted to obtain proof that nothing was being done to help her 4th-grader, so she put a digital recorder in her backpack to capture audio from inside the classroom. "If I'm not getting an answer from you, what am I left to do?" she asked.

22:57

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22:55

Market Talk- November 22, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Another solid day for Asia with many talking that the key takeaway was the Hang Seng clearing the 30k mark, the first time in 10 years. It even managed a close above this psychological level adding another 0.6% to the 36% already achieved this year. The Nikkei also added 0.5% an impressive performance given that the Yen gained +0.4% and gains were led by the Exporters. The Australian Dollar was again under pressure so saw the ASX finish up +0.4%, joining the stock rally. Volumes were again a shadow of former selves but are in anticipation of UKs Budget and US national holidays tomorrow.

The European market focus today was centred on the UKs Autumn Budget delivered by Philip Hammond. Much was made of the 300,000 stamp duty cut but also warned of slower growth ahead. He also suggested that 3bn be spent on BREXIT planning. The DAX was the biggest lower today with a decline of around 1.2%. GBP saw some bulls push the currency into the US session to close it up around +0.5%. Talk was nerves surrounding Angela Merkel and the political uncertainty going into year end. Any return to the polls would take time and markets are never keen to learn of uncertainty. Helpful to see a strong rally in the oil price late in the day, but with zero sign of growth anywhere one has to wonder just how far traders can push it!

The FED minutes were the buzz for US trading and the news was concerns surrounding the extent of the stock rally. The days session was focused on the left-hand side with bids being hit ahead of the Thanksgiving Holiday tomorrow. The minutes halted the treasury curves decline, but probably not for that long. Markets and regulators are still questioning where all the money is coming from and refuse to look at the extent central bank balance sheet has expanded. Over the past 3years the ECBs balance sheet has expanded from 2tln to 4.4tln and the DXY has had only a minimal decline! Initial Claims released today because of the holidays tomorrow not much change and Durable Goods a touch weaker at -1.2% but is a volatile figure anyway.

2s closed 1.73% (-4bp), 10s at 2.32% (-4bp), 30s at 2.74% (-2bp), Bunds 0.35% (u/c), France 0.66% (u/c), Italy 1.75% (-2bp), Greece 5.19...

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