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Friday, 27 October

20:15

Leon Wieseltier on the Jewish people sounds a lot like Richard Spencer on white people "IndyWatch Feed National"

Leon Wieseltier has fallen victim to the Harvey Weinstein storm. He has lost funding for his new magazine venture, and he lost his position as a senior editor at The Atlantic. Thanks to a one minute vignette for T-Magazine with Chelsea Handler, back in April 2016, we get a pretty good sense of Wieseltiers brand of inappropriate sexual-at-work-play. No matter how we view Wieseltiers alleged sexual transgressions in the workplace, or that T-Magazine vignette, these are not all the sins Wieseltier has to answer for.

Back in August, 2017, Richard Spencer, the White Nationalist who lead the march in Charlottesville, gave an interview to Israels Channel 2 trying to justify what he is about.  As an Israeli citizen, Spencer told his Israeli interviewer, someone who understands your identity, who has a sense of nationhood and peoplehood and the history and experience of the Jewish people, you should respect someone like me who has analogous feelings about whites. I mean, you could say that I am a white Zionist in the sense that I care about my people. I want us to have a secure homeland thats for us and ourselves just like you want a secure homeland in Israel.  

Spencer has been making the analogy for some time now.  E.g. at the University of Texas A & M on December 6, 2016, where he flummoxed Rabbi Matt Rosenberg.  

The comparison hits a nerve with American Jews, as it should.  Its an analogy with superficial plausibility. Its also a malicious lie, and a deliberate one, said Yair Rosenberg in a Tablet article. But Rosenberg fails to meet Spencers challenge head-on. Jane Eisner, the editor-in-chief of the Forward, also took exception. She did no better: Like the anti-Semitism at its core, this ugly syllogism will not die, said Eisner.  Ditto for ...

19:50

Here's How A 70-Year-Old Woman Who Went Sugar Free 28 Years Ago, Looks Like Today "IndyWatch Feed National"

Carolyn Hartz gave up eating processed sugar almost 30 years ago after years of being addicted to sweets. Today she boasts a bikini body and glowing complexion that many people who are decades younger than her dream of having.

Here's How A 70-Year-Old Woman Who Went Sugar Free 28 Years Ago, Looks Like Today

But she believes that in order to get what you want you need to take the appropriate action. She even thinks that 50 years is not that much, to start making a positive change for your life.




A lot of women post 50 think that it's not possible to maintain a reasonable shape and weight when they reach 50 or beyond, the SweetLife founder told Daily Mail Australia. Mrs Hartz, who is 70, says while it may be a little more difficult to stay in shape for women post 40, it can still be possible if you really want to work at it.

We know our metabolism slows down as we get older it just means we have to take control and make healthier choices and work a little harder, she said. I believe it is very important to be aware of the type of food you eat and the quantity o...

19:30

Contentious Politics on College Campuses: Where does Political Science fit in? "IndyWatch Feed National"

This is a co-authored post with Carrie Booth Walling, Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science at Albion College. She is the author of All Necessary Measures: the United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention and articles on human rights trials, mass atrocity crimes, and the Security Council.   

About a year ago, we started having frequent, intense conversations about how we could most effectively respond to increasing political polarization, heightened racial tensions, and recent bias incidents on our college campuses. The more we talked, the more we realized that political scientists across the United States were similarly struggling, but also that our discipline had the answers for how to maneuver contentious politics. We decided to reach out to our colleagues living and teaching in the United States and ask them three questions:

  • What role should political scientists play in this current period of contentious politics?
  • How can we build campuses to be both bastions of free expression and safe places for exploration?
  • How should we engage our neighbors, communities, students and the public?

The result was a symposium published this month by PS: Political Science and Politics, Contentious Politics in the United States: What Role for Political Scientists? In it, we offer a toolbox of applied action created by political scientists for political scientistswe summarize some of those lessons in the chart below and link to the symposium essays.

What weve learned since the piece went to press, is that some of the trends we identified in our introduction have intensified including widespread distrust in government institutions and the press.

Most disheartening is that public trust in colleges and universities is newly on the decline with sharp partisan differences in views of how colleges and universities affect the US. Today, a majority of Republicans say that colleges and universities have a negative impact on the country. Of course, one data point is not a trend. Yet, the data seem to portend a degradation in the authority and credibility o...

19:28

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall and Why Hillary Will Never Go to Jail "IndyWatch Feed National"

Why wont Hillary ever do jail time? The answer lies in the song 99 Bottle of Beer on the Wall.99 Bottles of Beer

 

 

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18:59

With Natural Disasters On The Rise, Volunteers Are Stepping In Where FEMA Falls Short "IndyWatch Feed National"

Opinion Recently, Ive been reading and hearing a lot about groups like the Cajun Navy, which rescued hundreds of people during Hurricane Harvey. The organization formed spontaneously in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and is stimulating a new and much-needed conversation. When you compare the voluntary provision of important public services by the Cajun Navies of the world to those provided by government agencies like FEMA, its hard to deny how much better the voluntary organizations perform.

Based on many of the discussions Ive been having about recent events, it is obvious that many people realize something important is almost hiding in plain sight. We the People already provide each other with most of the services we rely on, but this fact often goes unnoticed.

Whether its the production and supply of foodclotheselectrical powerhousessystems and modes of transportationmedical treatments, or most modern forms of communication  all public services on which we...

18:07

India Open to Japanese Push for Quadrilateral Along With US, Australia to Counter Chinas OBOR "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India was open to working with countries on issues that advance our interests and promote our viewpoint.

Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono said that Japan will propose a top-level dialogue with the US, India and Australia to promote free trade and defence cooperation across the Indian Ocean from South China sea to Africa. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: After Japanese foreign minister went public with a proposal for a Quadrilateral as a counter to China, India on Friday said that it has an open mind to work with like-minded countries on issues that were relevant to New Delhis interests.

In an interview to Nikkei Asian Review, Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono said that Japan will propose a top-level dialogue with the US, India and Australia to promote free trade and defence cooperation across the Indian Ocean from South Ch...

17:28

Child Recently Removed From Family At Gunpoint For Showing The World His Sons Vaccine Reaction "IndyWatch Feed National"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Imagine this scenario: Your perfectly healthy baby boy begins having 14 seizures a day, the day after receiving the Meningitis B Vaccine. You get no answers from your GP, or anybody else, for that matter. You make a video of your young boy to warn other parents that there might be something wrong with the []

The post Child Recently Removed From Family At Gunpoint For Showing The World His Sons Vaccine Reaction appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

16:29

Meteor fireball lights up the sky in Port Lincoln, South Australia; massive bangs heard "IndyWatch Feed National"

A meteor research centre has captured an image of a fireball that lit up the sky over the Eyre Peninsula and reportedly caused the ground and buildings to shake at Port Lincoln. The bright blue meteor shot across the sky just after 11pm and was spotted by people as far away as Adelaide. Port Lincoln resident Lila Watson was driving home when she saw what she initially thought was a shooting star. "It just got bigger and bigger and it was just this big flash across the sky and there were sparks coming off it," she told The Advertiser. "It just lit the sky up and I saw it go southeast. "I pulled up home and I heard two massive bangs, maybe a second apart, and then the sky lit up again." "It definitely shook the ground - I just felt the whole earth shake twice."

15:59

The dirty Trump dossier: what no one is talking about A British spys fantastical story by Jon Rappoport "IndyWatch Feed National"

October 27, 2017 NoMoreFakeNews.com

Excuse me, can you help me? Im a spy. (Doctor Who)

First, a bit of background.

The dirty Trump dossier made several claims:

One: Russia had strong blackmail material on Trump and could thus control him;

Two: Most damning in that material, Trump used prostitutes while he was in Russia, and paid several of them to urinate on a hotel bed Obama had once slept in;

Three: Russia hacked DNC (Democratic National Committee) emails and passed them on WikiLeaks, who published them. The emails were damaging to Hillary and helped Trump win the election;

Four: Russia wanted Trump to win the election.

Major media are now covering the Trump dossier from a new anglewho paid a British ex-spy to assemble it?

And the answer everyone already knewHillary Clintons camp and the Democratic National Committeeis out in the open.

Follow the bouncing ball. It goes this way:

During the 2016 presidential campaign, the Hillary team and the DNC funneled some $9 million to a Hillary lawyer, Marc Elias, and his law firm, Perkins-Cole.

That money then went to a research firm, GPS Fusion, who passed some part of it on to a British ex-spy, Christopher Steele. Steele had once worked in Russia and allegedly had many connections there.

Steele put together the Trump dossier after consulting with a number of Russians and spreading some money around. He gave the dossier to his employer, GPS Fusion. The dossier found its way to many media outlets, who sat on it for a while and eventually decided to run with it and slam Trump without let-up.

Steele also took the dossier to the FBI (and other intelligence agencies in the US and England). The FBI offered to pay Steele to keep digging up dirt on Trump!but when the dossier went public and the media trumpeted its claims, the FBI withdrew its offer.

Given that background, lets go deeper.

The fact that Hillarys team paid to get damaging info on Trump is no surprise. Its called opposition research, and many candidates engage in it.

But paying Steele to put together the dossier and hiding the payments thats illegal. Its also a ruse to parlay the un-vetted dossier into a pretext for: Democrat eavesdropping on Trump and his associates, as well as Robert Muellers investigation of Trump.

The contents of the dossier are open to question. Is Steeles research accurate?

And here is what no one is examining in any depth. Steele claims, in the dossier, that he was talking with a number of well-placed Russian officials....

15:35

Sebastian Gorka: Lock Up!, 1861 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Good morning, Im still reporting on: Sebastian Gorka: Lock Up!, 1861 Synopsis: Like most conspiracies, the big lie is defended to the end and seems impregnable: [insert Hillary] Then, suddenly it all falls apart in this case, in a single day. The truth is starting to explode into the MSM, with even the New York Times claiming they were lied to. Washington DC insider now believe that the Republican donor that initially financed the specious Trump dossier while the Republican candidates fought it out over the Republican nomination for president was former Florida governor Jeb Bush. That would explain why George W. Bush came out harshly against Trump in Houston at what was supposed to be only a fundraiser for flood victims because they knew this was about to come out into the open, and so he was lashing out attacking Trump as though that would soften the blow his brother was about to take later this week. Former presidential national security advisor, Dr. Sebastian Gorka and Fox News attorney Greg Jarrett tick off the crimes Hillary Clinton will probably spend the rest of her life answering for in one legal proceeding or another. [insert Fox] [insert Hillary giff} Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF SeaShell Diamond Galleries, 808-338-9988, email: SeaShellDiamondGallery@gmail.com website: https://www.seashelldiamondgallery.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstil...

13:34

U.S. Troop Deaths in Niger: AFRICOMs Chickens Come Home to Roost "IndyWatch Feed National"

From the outset, the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has incorrectly presumed the stupidity of Africans and others who are concerned about the continent. To answer accusations that the U.S. uses its military to ensure continuing imperialist domination of Africa, AFRICOM

13:30

Study Shows What Living In A Greener Neighbourhood Can Do For Your Health "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Kalee Brown

If youve ever experienced living in both a downtown core as well as a suburb full of greenery, the juxtaposition is pretty astounding. Many of you reading this probably could have guessed that living around nature is better for your health, because many of us simply feel better when were outdoors.

Do you ever feel like you just need to go lay in the grass, or go outside for a breath of fresh air? I live in a busy downtown core, so I definitely feel the hustle and bustle becomes a little too much for me sometimes. But my quick fix is always to head to the park and chill in the grass, and Im definitely not the only person who feels this way!

A new study recently proved just how beneficial living close to or within nature can be, as living in a greener neighbourhood can actually lower your risk of early death.

Study Finds Living in a Greener Neighbourhood Can Improve Your Health

A recent study published in The Lancet Planetary Health Journal titled Urban greenness and mortality in Canadas largest cities: a national cohort study revealed just how beneficial living close to or within nature can be.

Researchers at the University of New Brunswick collected data on 1.3 million non-immigrant Canadian adults living in the 30 largest cities in the country. The data analyzed was dated from 2001-2012, and the researchers measured the amount of greenery around the participants houses, from giant trees to tiny shrubs.

Their findings suggest that the more greenery people live around, the lower their risk of premature death. There was a lot bigger effect than I think any of us had been expecting, explained Dan Crouse, a health geographer and lead author of the study.

The study used satellite images and data in order to determine how much greenery was present near the participants houses. Then, using NASAs Aqua satellite, the greenery around each house was assigned a measurement on a scale of zero to one (zero meaning there were no plants, and one meaning there was an abundance or complete coverage of greenery).

The study suggests that for every 0.15-point increase in greenery foun...

13:22

The Virginia Governors Race Has Exposed A Big Immigration Problem For Democrats "IndyWatch Feed National"

The gubernatorial election in Virginia is less than two weeks away, and of course its drawing national attention as a bellwether for the prospects of both major parties in the age of Trump, which to a large extent it is.

The odd thing about the race is that Republican candidate Ed Gillespie and Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam dont belong to the rising populist factions of their respective parties. Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chair, is more or less a centrist Republican who beat a Trumpian candidate in the GOP primary. In the Democratic primary, Northam beat former Rep. Tom Perriello, a progressive who had the endorsements of progressive Democratic standard-bearers Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

So you might think the race wouldnt be about supposedly populist issues like illegal immigration, sanctuary cities, and how many Central American MS-13 gang members live in Fairfax County. But it has been.

Lately, Gillespie has eased off talking about MS-13 and focused more on the economy, but by bringing illegal immigration into the race hes managed to capitalize on what Trump exposed last year: Democrats, even centrist ones like Northam, dont really believe in immigration enforcement anymore. To the extent thats a message even a decidedly non-Trumpian Republican like Gillespie can leverage, its not just an immediate problem for Northam but a national problem for the Democratic Party.

Immigration Issue Exposes Democrats Fault Lines

Democrats might denounce it as racist, but the importance of the immigration question cant be emphasized enough. Last week, Andrew Sullivan wrote, The most powerful thing Trump said in the campaign, Id argue, was: If you dont have borders, you dont have a country. And the Democrats had no answer, something that millions of Americans immediately saw. They still formally favor enforcement of immigration laws, but rhetorically, they keep signaling the opposite.

That immigration would feature so prominently in a race between two relative centrists underscores the extent to which Americas two major political parties are cracking up. This weeks announcement by Sen. Jeff Flake that he wont seek reelection confirmed that the GOP is increasingly the party of Trump, with all that implies about immigration. On the Democratic side, Northams candidacy seems thoroughly out of step with the Sanders wing of his party. Sanders made headlines recently wi...

13:16

"Is Your ZIP Code Killing You?" "IndyWatch Feed National"

"Is Your ZIP Code Killing You?"
by Bill Bonner

"I wonder what the suicide rate is in this hotel? We posed the question this morning, not expecting an answer. We had been wandering the dark, labyrinthine corridors in search of an elevator. It is a newish place, designed to be cool. Minimalist. Hip. Little light - either natural or artificial. Its the Hotel Teatro in Porto, in northwest Portugal. If you choose to stay here, be sure to bring an antidepressant.
The view of the lobby in the Hotel Teatro.

But aside from the hotel, the more we see of Portugal, the better we like it. More to come

...

13:15

The dirty Trump dossier: what no one is talking about "IndyWatch Feed National"

The dirty Trump dossier: what no one is talking about

A British spys fantastical story

by Jon Rappoport

October 27, 2017

Excuse me, can you help me? Im a spy. (Doctor Who)

First, a bit of background.

The dirty Trump dossier made several claims:

One: Russia had strong blackmail material on Trump and could thus control him;

Two: Most damning in that material, Trump used prostitutes while he was in Russia, and paid several of them to urinate on a hotel bed Obama had once slept in;

Three: Russia hacked DNC (Democratic National Committee) emails and passed them on WikiLeaks, who published them. The emails were damaging to Hillary and helped Trump win the election;

Four: Russia wanted Trump to win the election.

Major media are now covering the Trump dossier from a new anglewho paid a British ex-spy to assemble it?

And the answer everyone already knewHillary Clintons camp and the Democratic National Committeeis out in the open.

Follow the bouncing ball. It goes this way:

During the 2016 presidential campaign, the Hillary team and the DNC funneled some $9 million to a Hillary lawyer, Marc Elias, and his law firm, Perkins-Cole.

That money then went to a research firm, GPS Fusion, who passed some part of it on to a British ex-spy, Christopher Steele. Steele had once worked in Russia and allegedly had many connections there.

Steele put together the Trump dossier after consulting with a number of Russians and spreading some money around. He gave the dossier to his employer, GPS Fusion. The dossier found its way to many media outlets, who sat on it for a while and eventually decided to run with it and slam Trump without let-up.

Steele also took the dossier to the FBI (and other intelligence agencies in the US and England). The FBI offered to pay Steele to keep digging up dirt on Trump!but when the dossier went public and the media trumpeted its claims, the FBI withdrew its offer.

Given that background, lets go deeper.

The fact that Hillarys team paid to get damaging info on Trump is no surprise. Its called opposition research, and many candidates engage in it.

But paying Steele to put together the dossier and hiding the payments thats illegal. Its also a ruse to parlay the un-vetted dossier into a pretext for: Democrat eavesdropping on Trump and his associates, as well as Robert Muellers investigation of Trump.......

12:10

MACKAY Car thief accused bailed, despite history of skipping court "IndyWatch Feed National"

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12:00

When the Autistic Student is both Too Smart and Too Disruptive "IndyWatch Feed National"

NOTE: How many of you know children like this boy in Australia? Maybe even your own child? My daughter has been in a class that had mandatory evacuations due to massive outbursts. As an autism parent, I empathize. As a...

11:58

Fluoride in Gunnedah: poll shows residents split on fluoridation in Gunnedah Shires water supply "IndyWatch Feed National"

GUNNEDAH locals are still divided about adding fluoride to the local water supply, according to a new poll.

The Fairfax Media poll was conducted in the wake of councils decision on October 18 to allow the NSW Department of Health to conduct public consultation on the issue in Gunnedah.

11:56

Dodgy builder's tax avoidance scam supported by Local Government "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dodgy businesses are a plenty in Australia, where at the end of the day the people (the general population) are the victims as a result of these criminal activities.

We have been provided with information from an anonymous source within the industry with regards to the actions of an entity called "Local Government" or rather City Councils.

'Dodgy' people register businesses as builders or developers with the intention to defraud the Australian Tax Office of taxation resulting from profits earned from their business.

The people in the your friendly City Council are in on it, getting 'kick backs' for giving certificates of occupancy, where residences are left unoccupied for a period of time until it is safe to avoid capital gains tax.

The illustration below is of one such dwelling within the perimeter of a business called the City of Moreland (ABN 46 202 010 737), undergoing a staged look of being lived in where in reality no one's home, where the builders are committing an action of tax avoidance.



People should be aware that in Australia tax minimisation is legal whereas tax avoidance is not.

This is a racket that has been going on for quite some time and no action has been taken to stop this.

Looks like Australia truly is the "Lucky Country" (especially when you're committing criminal activity), hey?

On a side note, these businesses called city councils are not the lawful 'municipal offices' (that being departments of the state), as described within the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 or the 'Constitution' for short, but that is another matter, where if people wish to take action, they can find information at:

http://localgovernmentclassaction.com.au/

11:24

I Am Emotionally Attached to Kashmir, says Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma "IndyWatch Feed National"

Maya Mirchandani interviews the former Intelligence Bureau director, recently appointed point-person for the governments Jammu and Kashmir dialogue.

Maya Mirchandani: After nearly a year and a half of turbulence in the Valley since Burhan Wani was killed on July 7, 2016, some overtures to help perhaps restore peace in the turbulent Jammu and Kashmir region. Joining us to talk about these efforts is the interlocutor appointed by the government this week former director of the Intelligence Bureau, Mr Dineshwar Sharma. Sir, thank you for speaking to us. I think everyone has looking to you now to help restore some atmosphere at least where dialogue can resume in the Vealley. Does that mean some sort of overtures to the Hurriyat as well from your side?

Dineshwar Sharma: See, I have clarified in my earlier answers also that I am open to dialogue with everybody all Indian citizens living in J&K. If Hurriyat people are willing to come forward to find a solution, I will definitely see, let me see how it goes. And I am sure people of J&K will cooperate because everyone wants peace to come immediately.

MM: So in your view, right now what is the most significant challenge for you when you plan your trip next week?

DS: During the first visit?

MM: Yes.

DS: First visit will be basically to understand the ground situation and prepare ground for interaction with people from all shades of life in Kashmir.

MM: Are you hopeful for a positive response? Have you received any feedback already?

DS: Not really, but I am hopeful that the people of Kashmir will definitely cooperate, because nobody wants violence to continue and everybody wants peace. I am sure that people will cooperate.

MM: So the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir has also welcomed your appointment, as have other mainstream political parties. The mainstream parties always say that they are already in constant conversation and dialogue with the Centre. You have already made your point that everybody who is an Indian citizen and wants peace in the Valley is welcome to be a participant in these conversations. I think the next question really would be what would happen across the border. Pakistan has reacted predictably to your appointment saying that this entire exercise is a sham. Your response to the Pakistanis on this?

DS: You see, Pakistan has always been a factor in Kashmir. On Kashmir, wars have also been fought. But the people of Kashmir will have to realise whether to fall into the traps of Pakistani or not. And it is for their children, their well being, they will have to realise what is....

11:23

The Broadmoor Hospital, Jimmy Savile, and Other Cover-ups "IndyWatch Feed National"

Gatehouse at Broadmoor Hospital, 1977 (photo: berkshirerecordoffice.org.uk)

By G5

An America that is too afraid to deliver the irrefutable truth of its 22/11/1963 coup detat, and continues to incessantly promote False Flags as 9/11, and hoaxes as walking the moon in 1969/70. It attempts to rewrite its history, and promotes an inculcated Belief System for its deeply deluded population so cannot be believed at any turn.

High Level Cover-ups

Beware: The Official Secrets Act, Issues of National Security, the broad brush of Terrorism, and all related confections.

In Britain, medical abuse led to sexual abuse led to high level cover-ups. It will all come tumbling down.

But only as the herds are distracted by great delus...

11:07

Bungled DNA evidence again "IndyWatch Feed National"



It's not proof against crooked cops

The son of a Melbourne mum murdered almost 40 years ago is angry police bungled the investigation by mixing up DNA evidence.

Victoria Police admitted on Thursday DNA taken from bloody pillowcase, and used to rule out priest Anthony Bongiorno as a suspect, came from an unrelated case.

Maria James, 38, was killed in 1980 in her Thornbury bookshop and the priest, who's since died, was a key person of interest.

Her sons Mark and Adam were 13 and 11, respectively, when she died.

The siblings have long suspected the Catholic priest was involved because he had abused Adam as a child. Adam James recently detailed his abuse to an ABC Trace podcast looking into the case. 'I remember he said to me 'Adam, can you come with me and I don't want you to tell your mum or Mark',' he told the ABC.

Bongiorno abused him before Ms James came to collect her son, Adam said.

Mark James says he's angry around the latest turn in the Victoria Police investigation. 'I am actually angry. I feel quite indignant,' he told ABC television on Thursday.

But despite the disappointment, Mark's also relieved. 'When I was originally told that Father Anthony Bongiorno had been eliminated through some form of DNA-type testing, I found it difficult to accept,' he said. 'But now that police have confirmed that Father Bongiorno and others are actually not eliminated, I'm feeling some relief.'

Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Steve Fontana the DNA mix up was the result of a 'human error' made three decades ago.

'Basically, this means we need to go back and re-examine all the exhibits from the Maria James investigation.' Persons of interest previously ruled out of the investigation would now be re-examined.

'We've got to go back and ... see whether we can actually identify whether the offender has left any trace evidence behind,'Mr Fontana said. 'We don't have a profile on the suspect at this stage.'

Mark is seeking clarification about when the unrelated DNA was introduced to the investigation. 'I accept it was human error but the clarification I am seeking was, specifically, did this interference occur before Father Bongiorno became a suspect in this case?'

Mr Fontana said the error was discovered this year after a cold case inquiry into Ms James' death began. The James family say they have applied to the Victorian Coroner to re-examine the case as well.

Mr Fontana does not expect the exhumation of bodies, including the remains of Father Bongiorno, will be needed as a new investigation gets underway.

The admittance comes after it was revealed Ms James issued her son Mark a chilling warning just hours be...

11:02

Disgusting Queensland police show no regard for the law "IndyWatch Feed National"



They hate it that they don't have a total monopoly on gun ownership

FOR a Justice of the Peace, Gympie gun dealer Ron Owen has had a lot of run-ins with the police. This month he further increased his lead over all rivals for the self anointed title, "most charged innocent man in Queensland." Claiming to have faced more than 2850 charges, he says he has beaten them all.

The Gympie Times reports that on Thursday Ron Owen revealed that he had now received one more vindication, when police withdrew an assault charge involving a person Mr Owen claimed was lawfully removed from his McMahon Rd gun shop.

The defence was that he acted lawfully, but that police did not when an officer seized the shops CCTV footage.

Mr Owen says the would-be customer had become agitated at the time staff took to finalise a eight-month old lay-by, so much so that Mr Owen refunded payments, rather than take responsibility for arming him. Yesterday Mr Owen said police wrote to him this week, saying the charge had been withdrawn.

But Mr Owen insists it is not a case of him beating the law. It has always been, he says, a case of the law protecting the citizen against sometimes mistaken agents of the state.

Some of his trouble started years ago, when he published a recipe for black powder, something which he says could also be found in the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Then came the gun de-activation case, in which he was charged with de-activating guns other than by approved methods.

He made history (and The Gympie Times front page) by re-activating an approved replica in less than 15 minutes, at the bar table of the Gympie Magistrates Court, armed only with a screwdriver and pliers. The witness forced to acknowledge his point was the head of police Ballistics.

"I would have done it quicker if Id remembered to put the firing pin back in the first time," Mr Owen said later. "And did you notice I didnt use the pliers?"

Then came the gun buyback in which he proved, using data from police computers (purchased second hand at a police auction), that he was being paid less than anyone else for "millions of dollars worth of gun parts."

An attempt was once also made to cancel his gun dealers licence.

Once, after civil action in which police were ordered to pay costs, he says he had to take further action to force payment. At one point he and his family were offered witness protection by the then Criminal Justice Commission.

He refused, because it would have silenced him.

He wonders how many others, without such generous legal support, have suffered serious injustice.

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11:02

Australian court disqualifies Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce over citizenship "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australias top court has ruled that the deputy prime minister is disqualified from his seat in parliament because he held dual citizenship when elected. As a result, the ruling coalition will lose its majority.

Australien Barnaby Joyce (Reuters/AAP/M. Tsikas)

Australias High Court on Friday ruled that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is ineligible to sit in parliament due to dual citizenship.

The decision deals a blow to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbulls Liberal-National coalition, which has a one-seat majority in the lower house. Joyce became the latest of a handful of lawmaker and government officials in Australia to lose their posts over citizenship-related controversies.

The loss of the seat will force Turnbull to reach out to one of three independent lawmakers to maintain a ruling majority.

The court ordered a by-election for Joyces seat. He will be able to contend in the by-election.

Read more: Australian parliament rocked by resignations over citizenship

Senator seats to stay in the party

Australias constitution states that members of parliament cannot be a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or citizen of a foreign power.

The court also ruled on the status of six other lawmakers in the Senate. Four of them were also disqualified while two others were allowed to keep their seats. Unlike in the house, the ineligible senators seats will be given to another member of their parties, leaving balance of power in the Senate unchanged.

The lawmakers recognized that they were dual nationals at the time of the election. The government argued that five of the lawmakers should still be eligible, including Joyce, because they were unaware of dual citizenship at the time of the election.

Read more: Australian minister Matt Canavan steps down after his moth....

11:00

Dangerous Victoria police "IndyWatch Feed National"


A 16-year-old girl has reportedly taken out an intervention order against a senior constable she has accused of raping her in a park.

The order preventing the officer from contacting or approaching her - was issued after the girl made multiple sexual assault allegations against him, according to The Age.

The incident in a park in Mildura is the latest allegation of serious predatory behaviour being investigated by an internal taskforce.

A Victoria Police spokesman confirmed the investigation with Daily Mail Australia.

Detectives from Taskforce Salus arrested the policeman on January 25 and he was suspended with pay, she said.

'The male senior constable from Western Region was interviewed in relation to sexual offences and misconduct in public office,' the spokeswoman said.

She added the alleged offences date back to December last year, but declined to comment on whether they are said to have occurred while the officer was on duty.

'The victim has been referred to appropriate support agencies,' she added. 'As the investigation is ongoing, it would not be appropriate to make further comment at this time.'

According to The Age, it took two months after the complaint was made for detectives to interview the girl.

It is also not clear whether she is the only alleged victim in the case.

Taskforce Salus was set up in November 2014 by then chief commissioner Ken Lay to crack down on sexual predators inside the force. It is responsible for handling internal complaints as well as those made by civilians. The taskforce's detectives have charged a number of officers with rape and child sex offences.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that 144 claims of sexual abuse or harassment have been made against serving officers in the year since the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission gave its reports after reviewing sexual discrimination within Victoria Police in December 2015.

Last year, chief commissioner Graham Ashton said Victoria Police was facing its 'biggest journey of cultural change' to overcome the sexism and predatory behaviour ingrained in the force.

SOURCE


10:58

OUT! Barnaby JOYCE, Fiona NASH, Malcolm ROBERTS, Scott LUDLAM, Larissa WATERS - Disqualified from Parliament "IndyWatch Feed National"

Here's The Australian's report. The Turnbull government has been plunged into turmoil and will head to a snap by-election after the High Court ruled Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and four other MPs caught in the dual citizenship saga were disqualified from federal parliament. The ejection of the Nationals leader...

10:58

Police coverup of attack on Christians "IndyWatch Feed National"



Three days before Christmas, a van packed with gas bottles detonated outside the HQ of the Australian Christian Lobby.

The very next day, after conducting an interview that lasted about 7 minutes with a man suffering from massive burns, the ACT Police made this statement:

"Police spoke briefly with the man before he continued with treatment. Police were able to establish the mans actions were not politically, religiously or ideologically motivated"

But see the front pages today of The Australian:

"The man accused of driving a burning van laden with gas bottles into the Australian Christian Lobby headquarters was a gay activist who disliked the group because of its "position on sexuality and had searched online how to make plastic explosives and a pressure-cooker bomb.

Court documents tendered to the ACT Magistrates Court yesterday reveal Jaden Duong had also run searches about gay marriage in other countries and, a month before the alleged attack at 10.45pm on December 21 last year, had searched for the "Australian Christian Lobby

Police allege 36-year-old Mr Duong had stepped up internet searching from July last year for terms including "how to make ammonium nitrate, "pressure- cooker bomb, "C4, "how to buy a gun in Australia, "gas leak explosion and "how much gas to cause explosion

His hospital records allegedly showed Mr Duong had attempted suicide previously, had chosen to target the ACL spontaneously and had "quit his job to plan this suicide attempt.

"He is not a huge fan of the ACL, or religion in general, due to their beliefs and position on sexuality, the records from Sydneys Concord Hospital state

According to documents tendered in court, soon after the explosion, police asked Mr Duong why he had picked the location.
"Because I dislike the Australian Christian Lobby, he allegedly replied. Asked why, he allegedly said: "Because religions are failed."

One could reasonably form the opinion that the ACT police have  engaged in a political cover up. There needs to be an immediate investigation into its handling of this incident.

And it needs to answer why the ACT police were so quick to rule out any political, religious or ideological motivation when the evidence it had received directly pointed to the opposite conclusion.

SOURCE

10:52

Australian Federal Police launches a new recruitment drive but only WOMEN can apply "IndyWatch Feed National"



What a howl there would be if the advertisement were "men only".  Why must people be hired on the basis of what they have between their legs?

Men wishing to join the Australian Federal Police need not apply - for the next few months at least. The AFP's Acting Commissioner Leanne Close is hoping 1,000 women apply to become federal police officers during the next recruitment round.

But she argued the exclusion of men, as part of the force's first-ever women's-only recruitment round, was not sexist with women making up just 22 per cent of sworn AFP officers.

'What we are not doing is recruiting enough women to reach the targets that we want by 2021 so we are actively marketing out there to really target those women who would be keen for a great, challenging and really diverse career,' she told a graduation ceremony attended by the ABC.

The AFP wants female representation to jump to 35 per cent by 2021 and is working to employ 600 more women during the next four years.

The women's-only recruitment round, from now until Christmas, will relate to entry-level positions.

The AFP told the ABC women made up just one-third of its staff and a quarter of senior leaders.

The gender-biased recruitment policy was announced on Thursday the AFP's latest graduation round, of which more than half were women.

Australia has only had one female police commissioner, with Christine Nixon leading Victoria's police force from 2001 to 2009. The senior police commander came under fire in 2010 when a royal commission into the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires found out she was having dinner during a disaster that killed 173 people.

SOURCE

10:51

Police officer allegedly hit teen in face while bodycam was switched off "IndyWatch Feed National"



A cop switching off a body camera during a confrontation is prima facie evidence of conscious ill intent.  One hopes that this is treated as a matter of great gravity.  The testimony of the officers concerned should be disregarded as corrupt

Queenslands corruption watchdog has reportedly been asked to investigate an alleged case of police brutality after claims a Brisbane senior sergeant punched an intoxicated teenager in the face while his body camera was turned off.

A senior constable had been questioning a 19-year-old boy about a brawl at a Brisbane railway station in May last year when the sergeant allegedly appeared and confronted him, The Courier-Mail reports.

Bodycam footage obtained by the newspaper shows the officer swearing at the teen before he allegedly deactivates his body camera.

What are you looking at me for? Whats your problem? a voice can be heard asking.

Why are you looking at me? another voice responds.

Because youre a f----- idiot, thats why Im looking at you, the first voice answers.

Officers claim that within the minutes of the constables body camera being turned off, the boy threatened to bite the sergeant and was then hit by the sergeant.

The teen had been arrested after his involvement in a brawl with a group of men at Boondall train station on May 4 last year.

The Courier-Mail reports a complaint has since been lodged with the Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland by barrister Allistair MacAdam.

A police spokesman told the newspaper the matter was with the corruption watchdog and it would be inappropriate to comment further.

SOURCE


10:30

ISAAC HAYES SHAFT @ WATTSTAX 1973 [feat. Richard Pryor] "IndyWatch Feed National"

In 1973, the African Americans of America were at the height of a new empowerment.

A decade of unrest and violence had led to greater rights for African Americans.

In America he term black is an acceptable word for African Americans, just like Whites denotes Anglo-Saxons.

In Australia, where i live, the term black has racist undertones.

Isaac Hayes embodied everything that African Americans felt was strong, noble and emancipated in black culture.

 


10:07

Australia - Fluoride in Gunnedah: poll shows residents split on fluoridation in Gunnedah Shire's water supply. "IndyWatch Feed National"

SOMETHING IN THE WATER: A recent NVI poll showed locals are divided on water fluoridation.GUNNEDAH locals are still divided about adding fluoride to the local water supply, according to a new poll. a new poll.
The Fairfax Media poll was conducted in the wake of councils decision on October 18 to allow the NSW Department of Health to conduct public consultation on the issue in Gunnedah.

Out of 308 votes cast, 59.8 per cent of votes were against fluoride being added to the shires water supply, while 35.95 per cent of voters were in favour of the water treatment.

It was resolved at the meeting that NSW Health would consult with the community and canvas opinion regarding adding fluoride to the water supply.

Council will hear the results of the public consultation at the December council meeting before making a final decision at Februarys council meeting.

Gunnedah Dental Centres Dr Mary Jane Bateman said fluoridation was not based on new research.

I was trained in Sydney and we were taught by Noel Martin who brought this research to Australia in the 1960s and 70s, Dr Bateman said.

Theres nothing modern about this research, the benefits of fluoride have long been established.

Dr Bateman said it is young children that benefit most from fluoridation.

It gives kids a solid start to lifelong strong teeth, she said.

Fluoridation along with a healthy diet low on foods with sugar and rich in calcium will give kids the dental support they will need.

If fluoride is not added to the water supply, it is the youngest generation that will suffer.

If fluoride is not added to the water supply, it is the youngest generation that will suffer.

Dr Mary Jane Bateman
The Gunnedah dentist said there are options for people against fluoridation.

My suggestion to people that are against fluoridation would be to get a water filter to filter it out if you are against it, she said.

I will say those who are against it dont see the after effects surgery and things like that have on young kids.

Dr Bateman also said adding fluoride to the water would help ease the burden of dental health.

Its an unnecessary burden on the health system and the people who are suffering fr...

10:05

Ex-wife of paedophile reveals anguish of finding child exploitation images, slow police response "IndyWatch Feed National"

According to the latest statistics, Australian Federal Police undertook 11,000 investigations into child abuse material in 2015.

Detective Inspector Manley said regardless of the level of police activity in the area, the use of child pornography was a sleeping giant in Australia.

Victoria Police has ramped up its investigations into child exploitation, executing warrants on homes and premises at least once a week.

I think people would be amazed at the amount of this material around and the number of people who are accessing it and viewing it on a regular basis, Detective Inspector Manley said.

ABC News Australia article below

 

There are videos on-line on this matter. Please google Desley Lodwick and click on Videos.

ABC News Australia

Ex-wife of paedophile reveals anguish of finding child exploitation images, slow police response

 26 October 2017

Desley Lodwick was living the high life. She was married to a man she loved and travelled the world with him as they ran a $7 million IT business together.

Key points:

  • Desley Lodwick found child exploitation images, RSVP for children in Russia on husbands laptop
  • She said she tried to report him to the AFP, FBI, NSW Police, Victoria Police but no-one would even meet with me
  • Use of child pornography a sleeping giant in Australia

That all changed with the click of a mouse.

It was while staying in a Montreal hotel in June 2003 that Dr Lodwick innocently used her husbands laptop to check her email and uncovered a side to her then partner t...

09:38

Hillsong founder the child rapist Pastor Frank Houston "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Rev William Francis Frank Houston.  Founder of Hillsong Church. Over 400 boy sex abuse victims of Frank Houston. Self-confessed pedophile. Confessed to lifelong secret child sexual abuse of little boys, male preteens and male teenagers. But mainly little boys aged 7 to 11. Frank Houston The worst Pentecostal pastor since the day of Pentecost 2000 years ago. A Son of Lucifer. Frank Houstons eyes are black like Lucifers.

Note of 27 October 2017

Pastor Brian Houston, the current head pastor of Hillsong Global Church is to face pedophile protection charges some time in the future from the Australian Police and Authorities.

Ive edited the article below reflecting current up to date information.

 

This article and its updates

This article outlines the history of Pastor Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong, and his secret sexual abuse of hundreds of little boys, male pre-teens and male teens over five or more decades possibly for 70 years if you include his grandchildren and rent boys (underage male prostitutes).

This site is the most authoritative and comprehensive site on Hillsong corruption, Houston corruption and Hillsong pedophilia.

This article was first published on this site on 9 September 2012 prior...

09:37

Continued Support for The Iran Nuclear Deal Puts America at Risk "IndyWatch Feed National"

John Bolton: Mr. President, don't put America at risk with flawed Iran deal
Getty Images

President Trump will address U.S. policy toward Iran on Thursday, doubtless focusing on his decision regarding Barack Obamas badly flawed nuclear deal. Key officials are now briefing Congress, the press and foreign governments about the speech, cautioning that the final product is, in fact, not yet final. The preponderant media speculation is that Trumps senior advisers are positioning him to make a serious mistake, based on their flawed advice. Wishful thinking about Irans mullahs, near-religious faith in the power of pieces of paper, and a retreat from executive authority are hallmarks of the impending crash.

In short, Obamas Iran nuclear deal is poised to become the Trump-Obama deal. The media report that the president will not withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but instead, under the misbegotten Corker-Cardin legislation, will decertify that it is in Americas national interest. Congress may then reimpose sanctions, or try somehow to fix the deal. Curiously, most of the suggested fixes involve repairing Corker-Cardin rather than the JCPOA directly.

Sure, give Congress the lead on Iran. What could go wrong? Whatever the problem with Iran, Congress is not the answer. No president should surrender what the Constitution vests uniquely....

08:50

Australian Court Rules Deputy PM Ineligible for Parliament, Government Loses Majority "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce sits in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, August 14, 2017. Credit: Reuters/AAP/Mick Tsikas

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce sits in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, August 14, 2017. Credit: Reuters/AAP/Mick Tsikas

Canberra: Australias high court ruled on Friday that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is ineligible to remain in parliament, a stunning decision that cost the government its one-seat parliamentary majority and forced a by-election.

The Australian dollar fell a quarter of a US cent after the court announced its ruling and ordered that Joyce must seek a new mandate in his rural New South Wales state electorate.

That left Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbulls centre-right coalition in...

08:18

30,000 lightning strikes and large hail as 'super-cell' storms hit New South Wales "IndyWatch Feed National"

More than 30,000 lightning strikes battered the Hunter Region as intense 'super-cell' storms hit the east coast overnight. The storms brought wind gusts of up to 90km/h and golf ball-sized hailstones to parts of New South Wales' north coast and Queensland's south-east. In NSW, the SES attended about 250 calls for help while in Queensland emergency workers were called to 46 incidents, mainly around Toowoomba, a spokesman said. Five centimetre hailstones were see in Gresford in the Hunter Valley, while residents in Newcastle also reported a deluge. The showers have continued on-and-off since, with commuters being warned to watch for possible flash flooding in the CBD. Meanwhile, the Gosford to Newcastle train line is experiencing significant delays as a result of power lines that are down. Bus service is replacing trains.

07:37

Who Will Run the Cities of the Future? "IndyWatch Feed National"

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07:27

8 Signs You Are Receiving Cosmic Information That You Dont Need to Ignore! "IndyWatch Feed National"

We are constantly surrounded by cosmic information. Sometimes we are supposed to notice it and other times it is meant for someone else. With everything being connected as it is messages and information are constantly being sent from the Source.

Cosmic messages are important, and when we are meant to notice them, we will. They will lead us to great things and can help steer us towards our purpose. You see, in life sometimes we get caught up in things that do not matter, these messages are reminders of the path we were meant to go down.

If you think you are stuck in a rut and receiving cosmic messages, chances are youre right. Take a look at the list below if you need some reassurance. If these things apply to you then you are for sure receiving some information you dont need to ignore.

8 Signs Cosmic Information is Coming Your Way:

1. Deep unexplainable feelings of love

You feel a deep sense of love for everything rather than something in particular. You seem to be ready to receive the message, but have not quite yet done so. With that being said, you can also receive messages when you are at your worst.

2. Surges of emotions

Sometimes information is presented to us in ways other than words. This message could come in any form. Surges of emotions being one of the forms is confusing, but actually easy to read when you know what to look for.

3. Being pushed towards an idea

Sometimes all we need is a push in the right direction. When we feel pushed towards something it is best to go for it. The Universe knows what you need whether it be a success or a failure. Setbacks do happen, but it is important to remember that they happen for a reason.

4. Subconscious signals

This is when something happens randomly that solves a problem you have been dealing with. Like an answer just coming to you out of nowhere. It is hearing something you needed to hear without expecting it.

5. Being inspired out of the blue

You can find inspiration in some of the most unexpected places; the Universe is odd in that way. Cosmic information can come in the form of letting you know that something needs to be done.

6. Extremely real dreams or odd dreams

These can be recurring or a mere one-time thing it just depends on the message, and whether or not you get it. You see, when we are sleeping our soul is free to receive all that it needs to. Having dreams where you learn something or are give...

07:03

Phase Transition v Plateau Move "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION: Martin,
I am looking forward to attending the WEC next week in Orlando.
I have a question about the ECM, stock market alignment, and a phase transition.
I noticed that in a blog in 2014 you noted that a phase transition is usually 52 to 59 weeks. I also noted that the U.S. stock market was out of alignment with the ECM for 3 segments, up until last October 2016, when it took off, finally re-aligning with the ECM.
I am wondering if, with the ECM turning down on 11/24-11/15/17, if the U.S. stock market could potentially follow the ECM down into 2020?
Was the last 52 weeks the phase transition you were looking for?
I know you have been forecasting much higher highs than 23,700. Does the (ultimate) phase transition need to occur 2018-2020 or could it be delayed?
Many thanks for all you do.
BT

ANSWER: We have most likely extended the entire process when we passed the 97-month mark last April. The entire Roaring 20s was only a 97-month bull market.  That means we can move to the second type of Vertical Market which I call the Plateau Move. This is dealt with in detail in the report on How to Trade a Vertical Market. We will also be focusing on this at the WEC.

06:48

The Universe Is Flat "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Universe Is Flat
by Paul Rosenberg

"If you havent heard this before, Im sure it sounds crazy to you. It did to me too. But a serious number of rigorous experiments have established this concept and clarified it quite well: The universe really is flat.

Now, as you try to wrap your mind around that, I want you to see a screenshot from Wikipedias Universe page, showing the universes physical characteristics:
And no, thats not there because someone hacked Wikipedia. Its for real. Space.com puts it this way: "The universe has all sorts of deformations in space-time where it varies from the perfectly flat But average all those small-scale effects out and look at the big picture. When we examine very old light - say, the cosmic microwave background - that has been traveling the universe for more than 13.8 billion years, we get a true sense of the universes shape. And the answer, as far as we can tell, to within an incredibly small margin of uncertainty...

06:02

Native Youth Leadership & Advocacy Training Focus at 2018 UNITY Midyear Conference "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tempe Mission Palms

Published October 27, 2017

MESA, ARIZONA Native youth are you ready for leadership and advocacy training? If the answer is yes, please plan to attend the 2018 UNITY Midyear Conference during your winter holiday break from January 2 5, 2018 at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center in Tempe, Arizona! Participants are guaranteed four days of personal growth and advocacy training activities. Be prepared to help find solutions to problems within your communities.

The UNITY Midyear Conference will engage Native youth in purposeful training and activities designed to promote youth-led advocacy efforts by using methods that produce results respectful of tribal cultures. As is tradition, UNITYs top-notch trainers will lead discussion tracks and hands-on training. UNITY youth leaders will serve as peer leaders including UNITYs National UNITY Council Executive Committee and UNITY Earth Ambassadors who will facilitate sessions, serve as speakers and lead workshops. Conference highlights include Speed workshops, Cultural Night and a mock Mr. and Miss UNITY pageant.

Adult advisors and chaperones will also participate in team building and youth advocacy workshops. The agenda line up will make this UNITY Midyear conference one of the best! Register today at www.unityinc.org.

For more than 41 years the National UNITY Conference has brought Native Youth Leaders to cities across the United States to participate in a drug and alcohol-free setting. The youth-led four-day conference will have a packed agenda including motivational messages, team-building exercises, health and fitness activities, cultural exchange, workshops, luncheon, and a closing commitment ceremony. For more information, contact Tami Patterson at t.patterson@unityinc.org or call the UNITY office at (480) 718-9793.

 

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05:41

Barnabys blunder High Court decision threatens Turnbull majority "IndyWatch Feed National"

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been ruled ineligible by the High Court. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been ruled ineligible by the High Court. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

Malcolm Turnbulls parliamentary majority is in danger after the High Court disqualified Barnaby Joyce.

The deputy prime minister and Nationals leader will face a by-election in his seat of New England, as early as December 2, after the court on Friday found his New Zealand citizenship at the time of nomination in 2016 disqualified him.

Also disqualified were cabinet minister Fiona Nash, former Greens senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters and One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts.

The court found only independent Nick Zenophon and former Federal minister Matt Canavan can remain.

Section 44 of the constitution prevents a subject or citizen of a foreign power from being chosen or sitting as a federal MP.

Since the 2016 election, Mr Turnbull has held onto power with a one-seat majority.

However, its expected Mr Joyce will hold onto his seat which has an 8.5 per cent margin despite a potential challenge from former New England MP Tony Windsor and a host of minor party candidates.

The court found that at the time of his nomination in 2016 Mr Joyce was a New Zealand citizen by descent through his father, James Joyce, who immigrated in 1947.

However, the deputy prime minister only became aware of the possibility he might have NZ citizenship after media inquiries to his office in July.

The NZ high commission informed him that he was a NZ citizen under the law of that country on August 10, and he has since formally renounced the citizenship.

The government argued the phrase is a subject or a citizen of a foreign power should be seen as only referring to a person who has voluntarily obtained or retained that status.

Mr Windsor, who was a party to the case, argued Mr Joyce knew at the time of nomination his father was born in a country other than Australia, and he ought to have made enquiries and renounced any foreign citizenship held.

Mr Joyce who spent the day travelling with a media pack across his electorate was one of seven former and current parliamentarians facing the scrutiny of the High Court, sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns.

 

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04:05

The 2004 'tic - tac' UAP "IndyWatch Feed National"

Introduction

Much has been written on the Internet recently, about an incident which reportedly happened in November 2004; which resulted in an encounter between US Navy aviators and a 'tic - tac' shaped UAP. The story which has emerged, has a lengthy history, which many of the current Internet accounts don't cover. For my blog readers, I will attempt to provide as much information as is currently available.


Back in 2007

On 3 February 2007, on the Above Top Secret website, someone using the username 'thefinaltheory' (which I will abbreviate to TFT), on a thread titled 'Observations of an Actual UFO' posted about what seemed to be an intriguing incident.

TFT stated that an incident had occurred in 2005 when they were on board an aircraft carrier, based on the West coast of the USA, off the coast of Mexico. TFT mentioned that they worked in 'the computer field' and had access to 'the top secret network onboard.'

The incident was described as follows - at 2300 the ship went into 'security alert' and TFT asked others what was happening? The response was that there was a UFO above the ship. TFT then said they had logged on to the ship's network and that they found 'many videos and powerpoint briefs' written reports and message traffic about the incident. TFT burned these to disk which was subsequently misplaced. TFT referred to the video as being taken from a cockpit camera, was black and white, and showed altitude, pilot's 'nickname' and other data. The UAP was floating stationary at 30,000 feet. It was disk shaped. The pilot tried to get a lock on it but couldn't. The UAP moved in a half circle upward and paused. There was a bright flash and it disappeared from sight.

Discussion then ensued in subsequent posts, questioning the veracity of TFT and the details which had been provided.

On 4 February 2007 TFT announced that 'I have the video and documents as I have previously described,' but asked that the ATS thread be erased before he proceeded further. TFT was apparently concerned over the possibility of being tracked down.

An ATS moderator entered the picture and 'trashed' the thread, but revealed that the initial two posts of this thread, allegedly from TFT and another individual came from the same IP address. Later this moderator 'untrashed' the thread, which can still be read in 2017. However, they did close the thread at that point.

Later on 4 February 2007, another ATS thread was commenced, titled 'Fighter jet UFO Footage: The Real Deal.' TFT posted the first piece and announced that 'The video you are about to see...' There is a click 'here' to view the video but today if you click the link you are advised that  www.vision-unlimited.de/extern/f4.mpg is not to be found on the...

03:43

Unstitching Fortress Europe "IndyWatch Feed National"

Kate Evans Threads is timely and important. A beautifully drawn work of graphic journalism, it documents Evans visits to the jungle or improvised refugee camp in Calais over a two-year period, culminating in the forced dismantling of the camp and relocation of asylum seekers to other parts of France last year.

03:31

Agroforestry: An increasingly popular solution for a hot, hungry world "IndyWatch Feed National"

At first glance Cameroons western regions seem lush, but a closer look shows a land degraded by overgrazing, unsustainable cropping practices, deforestation of vegetation for firewood, and uncontrolled bush fires. Still, some plots teem with biodiversity: coffee grows under the shade of banana trees, while nearby there are African plum trees (known locally as safou), cola, oranges and timber trees like mahogany. To the untrained eye this might appear to be natural forest, but is in fact the fruit of agroforestry the growing of trees with crops. Typical agroforest in the North West Region of Cameroon with plantains and indigenous fruits and timber trees. Photo by Ebenezar Asaah Its mimicking what you would find in a typical forest, because you find at least three distinguished structures of diverse species which are all growing in an optimum manner, said agroforestry and food security expert Ebenezar Asaah, a Cameroonian scientist who managed the Agricultural and Tree Products Program for the western highlands of Cameroon between 2007 and 2009. From a rural farmers perspective, he explains, the strength of agroforestry is that different plants supply different products at different times of the year, providing an extra source of income when the farmers expenses are high, plus food and medicine, among other goods. Although it is also found in the U.S., Europe, and Australia, agroforestry is predominantly practiced in the tropics and sub-tropics. Here, conventional high-input modern agriculture often fails to deliver food security and sustainability, and people are often in need of income

02:32

PhD Vaccine Researcher Warns of Coming Medical Police State "IndyWatch Feed National"

This article by Global Freedom Movement.

A medical police state can only occur when there is a lack of transparency and accountability in government policies and in academic institutions. We are seeing this situation develop in Australia today with the suppression of the scientific debate on vaccination. UOW has breached its charter to promote expert opinions of vaccination on its website and to allow academic debate of this scientific issue by all stakeholders in the issue. This is aided by the misconduct and fraudulent research that is occurring at the US CDC the body that recommends vaccines for national vaccination programs.

The article PhD Vaccine Researcher Warns of Coming Medical Police State appeared first on Global Freedom Movement.

02:00

520: Circle School Roundtable (With Tony Myers and Over 20 Young Self-Educators) "IndyWatch Feed National"

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY SIX - OCT 20 - Harrisburg, PA) Tony and I ask and answer questions with Circle School students and staff. From the The Circle School website: A pioneer in integral education, The Circle Schools program balances freedom and responsibility in a self-directed, democratic community. Students are free to choose their own activities, while sharing with staff responsibility for the day-to-day management of all aspects of the school. Several participants will address these two questions: - What is the most exciting or satisfying thing you've taught yourself this year? - What is the biggest challenge for you? Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell Please Support "School Sucks Across America" Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our media, please consider making a monthly commitment by selecting the best option for you... A/V Club - Basic Access - $8.00/Month AP Club - "Advanced" Access - $12.00/Month Sigma Sigma Pi - Full Access - $16.00/Month  

00:55

Turnbull insults First Australians and walks back to the past "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

By turning his back on the Uluru Statement from the Heart, Malcolm Turnbull Malcolm Turnbull delivered a huge insult to the First Australians.

Whether he agrees with the content of the statement or not is secondary. What stands out, is the eagerness with which he has been prepared to metaphorically give the two-finger salute, to a people who deserve to be respected.

He showed no respect and the incident is testimony to his transformation from someone who was once seen as having some compassion, to a heartless and brutal individual.

If it hasnt happened already, surely this is the moment when our joke of a Prime Minister should have lost any of the credibility he had left.

Noel Pearson has responded by having a go at Tony Abbott, who he blames for the scenario that has brought about this outcome.

Tony has been lurking in this entire debate. His presence, and the fact that the Prime Minister has not had the political capital to lead on the issue, is because of Tony, he said.

Undoubtedly Abbott and those around him have had a hand. At the same time, this provides no excuse for Turnbull. If he is acting differently from what he really believes, it only goes to prove that Australia is saddled with a leader without a backbone. If factional pressure can force him to act so heartlessly, his principles must be weak indeed.

Turnbull did not only walk away. He also signalled that his government has no intention of doing anything to right the wrongs of history, and is moving backtowards to the dark past, when those who were on this land first, were not even considered as human beings.

It is disgraceful and a national shame that it has come to this.

No wonder Turnbull has caused so much anger amongst indigenous leaders and their communities.

The Uluru Statement was the result of six months of consultations, initiated by the Turnbull government itself. There was a lot of criticism of the process and tension between the call for recognition in the constitution, including representation in the political system and the call for a treaty.

This tension has given way to a new situation now, because even the most minimal position has been declared as too much for this government.

In a statement, Turnbull said, the Government does not believe such a radical change to our constitutions representative institutions has any realistic prospect of being supported by a majority of Australians in a majorit...

00:34

Actor Corey Feldman to Expose Pedophiles in Hollywood "IndyWatch Feed National"

Corey Feldman has a band called The Angels, but its members have quit fearing what the exposure of pedophiles might lead to. (photo omaha.com)

By Dee McLachlan

No one believed model Zo Brocks story in 1997 when she told people that Harvey Weinstein chased her around a hotel room naked, begging for a massage. Just one of the many stories back then. At the same time, for decades, many people knew Weinstein was acting improperly and never said anything. Such is the power of powerful people in the Entertainment Industry.

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00:31

Turnbull Government rejects proposal for Indigenous voice to Parliament "IndyWatch Feed National"

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbulls government has walked away from a proposal for a constitutionally-enshrined Indigenous voice in parliament. During a summit at Uluru in May, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates rejected symbolic constitutional recognition in favour of an elected parliamentary advisory body, a makarrata commission and a treaty. But Mr Turnbull said a new representative body was not desirable or capable of winning acceptance at a referendum. He warned it would inevitably become seen as a third chamber of Parliament. WA Labor Senator Pat Dodson said the Government hadnt acted honourably. It wasnt honourable because they didnt discuss any of this with their own advisory committee or the Indigenous leadership, he said. The National Congress of Australias First Peoples said the decision was sending shockwaves through Indigenous communities.

00:23

15 Signs You Are An Old Soul Living in a Younger Body "IndyWatch Feed National"

Have you ever heard the term old soul? Well, if youve ever been told you had an old soul, it is likely that you are a very wise and mature person. Its even possible that you actually possess an age-old soul.

The human soul is amazing in all of its extravagances and it is capable of unlimited things.  Each of us is inherently different from one another, no two copies the same. Every single person here on Earth has their own combination of characteristics, emotions, personality, and traits! More importantly, each of us has very energetic and powerful souls. Some of us even have an old soul that has traveled through many different dimensional universes and lifetimes. You could even be one of them. You just have to listen to your gut, your intuition.

In todays society, we are taught to ignore and diminish any thoughts or beliefs that relate to the metaphysical. However, society is experiencing one amazing thing: a global shift of consciousness. More and more people are seeking a higher consciousness and awareness. Thus, many people are discovering they are wise souls and have special capabilities and purposes.

People who possess an old and wise soul have an incredible sense of responsibility and maturity. They dont have to go through the typical trial and error most of us do to know that they have to answer for themselves. Theyre easy going and extremely smart! Think you might be one of these souls? If you are, you surely experience some of these 15 signs!

1. Youve Had Wisdom from a Very Young Age

You already knew things that most people have to learn later on in life as an adult. Adults always told you how mature you were and praised you for your responsibility. 

2. You Feel Like You Have an Old Soul

Have you ever been told you had an old soul? An old soul refers to a wise and understanding person. Other old souls might even be able to recognize another one!

3. Youre Always Feeling a Sense of Homesickness

You are aware of what home is but you are always seeking a comfortable, home-like state...

00:12

PNG Police chief warns of dangers to refugees on Manus, pleads with locals for calm "IndyWatch Feed National"

Overnight PNG police issued an ominous media statement warning that the safety of refugees on Manus is "not to be taken for granted given the tension that is now being expressed by the locals on Manus Island".

Over 600 men remain in the Manus Island detention centre, where they have been held in dangerous and abusive conditions for four and a half years. The Australian Government has vowed the centre will close in four days time on 31 October and is cutting off food, water and power to coerce the men to leave, but the men have nowhere safe to go.

The police statement follows reports yesterday that threats were made against the refugees in a community meeting held by local Manusians who are opposed to the men being forced out of the detention centre and into insecure accommodation on the outskirts in the islands main town.

Daniel Webb, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre who has been to Manus three times, said the latest reports confirm the fears of the men on Manus and highlight the serious dangers they face.

"The Australian Government is bulldozing the Manus facility, but the men trapped inside it for the last four years have nowhere safe to go. They're terrified of violence if they stay. They're terrified of violence if they leave. It's an incredibly tense and frightening time for them."

"After four years of fear, violence and suffering, these men deserve a future. But instead our Government is trying to bludgeon them into returning to persecution or moving from one dead end camp to another. Its the height of cruelty," said Mr Webb.

A notice posted inside the Manus Island detention centre last week warned refugees that from the 31 October 2017, all food, water and electricity will be disconnected, protective fences will be removed and the facility will be handed over to the PNG Defence Forces.

"Peter Dutton and Malcolm Turnbull can't just sit back and wait for further bloodshed. Every single man on Manus must be immediately evacuated to safety in Australia," said Mr Webb.

For interviews or further information please call:

Tom Clarke, Director of Campaigns, Human Rights Law Centre, 0422 545 763

Photo credit: Matthew Abbott

00:09

Clerical child abuse in Argentina "IndyWatch Feed National"

This 22 February 2017 video from Italy is called We abused deaf children, we were at least ten, the confession of Provolos priest.

From Associated Press today:

Clerical sex abuse disclosures skyrocket in popes Argentina

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and ALMUDENA CALATRAVA

CASEROS, Argentina (AP) Karen Maydana says she was 9 years old when the Rev. Carlos Jose fondled her at a church pew facing the altar. It was her first confession ahead of her first Holy Communion.

She blames the trauma of that moment in 2004 for a teenage suicide attempt. And yet she never spoke about it publicly until this year. After hearing that two women who attended her school in the Argentine town of Caseros were allegedly abused by the same priest, she joined them as complainants in a case that in July led to his arrest for investigation of aggravated sexual abuse.

Unfortunately, there are many of us. But speaking about it now also gives you strength to carry on, Maydana, 22, said. I have a 9-year-old niece whos receiving her Communion this year, and this is not going to happen to her.

The allegations are part of a growing trend: While Pope Francis struggles to make good on his zero tolerance pledge to fight clerical sex abuse worldwide, victims in his native Argentina are denouncing abuses in unprecedented numbers. An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the number of clerics publicly identified as alleg...

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23:56

Supporting conservation by playing a game? Seriously? (commentary) "IndyWatch Feed National"

Can you answer important questions about conservation by playing a game? Yes, and it works. In August, ForDev, the research team I lead, was invited by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Congo Basin Office to facilitate a workshop of their Regional Working Group on High Conservation Values. FSCs goal was to define regional indicators for the management of Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) within certified forest concessions. How would the core zone be defined? What kind of management would be applied? How would this take into account the local communities? These are just some of the questions the Regional Working Group had to answer. We combined the MineSet role-playing game with facilitation techniques to help members of the Working Group understand each other, integrate research outputs in their discussions, and support the decision-making process. Members of the Regional working group discussing strategies in the MineSet game. Local populations (in yellow) are now living inside the concessions, and the managers need to consider this in their future strategies. Photo: T. Cornioley, 2017. Why IFL matters An Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) is defined as a territory within todays global extent of forest cover which contains forest and non-forest ecosystems minimally influenced by human economic activity, with an area of at least 500 km2 (50,000 ha) and a minimal width of 10 km (measured as the diameter of a circle that is entirely inscribed within the boundaries of the territory). www.intactforests.org/concept.html The above definition stems from the work of Peter Potapov, a

23:30

Episode-2105- Expert Council Q&A for 10-26-17 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tweet Today its Friday so its time for expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Expert in the subject line. Today the expert council answers questions on knife making, cattle, fish farming, eczema, fermented chilies, dealing with law enforcement, cooking and more. In the body of your email first tell me the council member your question is for. Second ask your question concisely in one to two sentences maximum. Third any and all details after that. This is the formula to give you the best chance of getting on the air. I do what I can to get as many of your questions as possible on the air but cant always get to all of them. Our council is made of a wide variety of experts in everything from the tactical to the practical and everything in between. To get more information on our Expert Council visit our Meet the Expert Council Page to learn more about them and their specific areas of expertise. Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss Choosing steel for your knife projects Patrick Roehrman Control of flies around cattle the natural way Darby Simpson Dealing with black walnut debris when farming fish Geoff Lawton Dealing with eczema Garry Collins Fermenting the current bounty of Hatch green chilies Erica Strauss Cooking green vegetables, what is the sweet point Jack Resources for todays show Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum The Year 68 Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com TspAz.com support TSP when you shop on Online Grandaddys Gun Club Bullhead Fishing Information Fly Control Article from Darby Simpson All Revved Up With No Place to Go Meatloaf Websites of the Expert Council Members MT Knives GrassFedHomestead.com CryptoSkim.com Humble Mechanic Living Free in Tennessee Harvest Eating Old Grouch Military Surplus Steven1234.com Permaculture Classroom A Bee Friendly Company Investable Wealth NW Edible Permies.com Primal Power GeoffLawton.com DarbySimpson.com Whole Systems Design Doom and Bloom HaloBySue.com Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one mans opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here. `

23:22

Calls for states to join redress child abuse scheme "IndyWatch Feed National"

A framework is being developed for a national redress scheme for victims of institutional sex abuse.

A framework is being developed for a national redress scheme for victims of institutional sex abuse.

Tens of thousands of people sexually abused as children will miss out on compensation under the federal governments redress scheme unless all states join in, the Catholic Church warns.

Social Services Minister Christian Porter has called for the states, territories, churches and charities to stump up and opt into the Commonwealth scheme.

The Catholic Churchs Truth Justice and Healing Council CEO Francis Sullivan says Thursdays introduction of the legislation is just the start of what will likely be a long process to get all states, territories and institutions into the scheme.

Without state and territory support, according to the minister, it is constitutionally impossible for state-based institutions to be part of the scheme, Mr Sullivan said.

What is now very clear is that the bill in its current form does not allow institutions which operate with state borders to be part of the scheme.

This is a huge issue for the tens of thousands of people who were abused as children in institutions not run by the Commonwealth including Catholic schools, orphanages and parishes.

The scheme so far only covers those people sexually abused as children in Commonwealth and territory institutions, or about 1000 of an estimated 60,000 institutional child sex abuse survivors.

Mr Sullivan said the Catholic Church supports and will be part of a national redress scheme as recommended by the child abuse royal commission.

To achieve this the federal government now has to put in the hard work to get the states to come on board and play their part in delivering justice for all survivors, not just a relative handful abused in Commonwealth institutions.

Mr Porter said the architecture of the scheme has been designed with the states and territories and in consultation with the churches and charities so they can opt in.

Im very confident that the major institutions and the major jurisdictions in Australia will do what is I think the morally correct thing and opt into the scheme, he said.

The two biggest states of NSW and Victoria have backed the scheme but Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the biggest outstanding i...

23:18

High noon for the citizenship seven "IndyWatch Feed National"

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and and six other politicians are now waiting for a High Court decision regarding their futures. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and and six other politicians are now waiting for a High Court decision regarding their futures. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

Seven former and current members of parliament with citizenship questions over their heads will find out their fate today.

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, cabinet colleague Fiona Nash, former minister Matt Canavan, former Greens senators Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam, One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts and crossbencher Nick Xenophon were referred to the High Court over their dual citizenship.Australias constitution bans anyone holding dual citizenship from sitting in parliament, in a section aimed at ensuring MPs do not hold split allegiances.

The disqualification of Mr Joyce will not only trigger a by-election in his regional NSW seat of New England, but Labor says there will also be legal questions over ministerial decisions by him and senators Nash and Canavan.

The Nationals leader is widely expected to win a by-election but it will be a concern for the government, which has held on to power by one seat since the 2016 election.

With Malcolm Turnbull heading to Israel, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will step into the acting prime minister role if Mr Joyce is disqualified.

The government argues the constitutional phrase is a subject or citizen of a foreign power should be seen to refer only to a person who has voluntarily obtained, or retained, that status.

Solicitor-General Stephen Donaghue argued it was reasonable that where a person had no knowledge they ever were a foreign citizen, they should not need to take any steps to renounce their citizenship.

Ms Waters and Mr Ludlam have already resigned from parliament over their dual citizenship by birth in Canada and New Zealand, respectively.

India-born One Nation senator Roberts was found by the High Court in September not to have properly renounced his UK citizenship by descent through his Welsh father at the time of his 2016 election nomination.

Mr Joyce and senators Canavan, Nash and Xenophon were born in Australia but were made citizens by descent.

Senator Xenophon, who found himself to have British citizenship by descent, will leave parliament...

23:14

Indigenous reeling after assembly rejected "IndyWatch Feed National"

Indigenous leaders are reeling after the Turnbull government rejected a proposal for a constitutionally-enshrined indigenous voice in parliament.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull insists a new representative body was not desirable or capable of winning acceptance at a referendum.

During a summit at Uluru in May, indigenous leaders rejected symbolic constitutional recognition in favour of an elected parliamentary advisory body and a treaty.

Josephine Crawshaw, who is involved in the Uluru statement group, said there was a sense of groundhog day for indigenous people.

After a decade of discussions and millions of dollars spent on constitutional recognition it is unfortunate we have come to this, she said.

We have come to a point where seemingly no action will be taken.

Mr Turnbull insisted the government had listened carefully to the arguments put for a new body and recognised the desire for indigenous Australians to have a greater say in their own affairs.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and indigenous Senator Pat Dodson on Thursday said Mr Turnbull had thrown away years of hard work and goodwill by ignoring the legitimate aspirations of the Aboriginal community.

Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said cabinets decision makes a mockery of the governments claim that they listen to indigenous people.

The National Congress of Australias First Peoples said the decision was sending shockwaves through indigenous communities.

The post Indigenous reeling after assembly rejected appeared first on Echonetdaily.

23:12

How loggerhead turtle Eleanor survived storm "IndyWatch Feed National"

This video says about itself:

In-water behaviour of the loggerhead sea turtle

18 January 2016

Intensive in-water surveys in Laganas bay, Zakynthos, Greece, revealed the existence of two aggregation hotspots for loggerhead sea turtles. The first one, a cleaning station, was occupied primarily by female turtles during their interesting period. The second, a small reef in the shallows, served as a foraging area. The solitary and the social behaviour of the turtles between these two spots was very different. At the cleaning station, female turtles did not involve in any fights, generally tolerating the presence of one another while being cleaned by fish and performing self-cleaning activities. In the foraging spot, on the other hand, which was used mainly by resident males, aggressive fights took place quite often as soon as one turtle was at the vicinity of the other.

Under the scientific guidance of sea turtle behaviour expert Dr. Gail Schofield, we highlight these differences and provide new insights into the in-water behaviour of the loggerhead sea turtle.

From the University of Southern Denmark:

The sea turtle that refused to be beaten by the storm

October 26, 2017

When Eleanor the sea turtle was caught in a tropical storm off the coast of Florida, she coped surprisingly well. In fact, she hardly needed to use any extra energy during the four days the storm raged and neither was she injured.

As the seas get warmer, Earth suffers the ravages of ever more powerful storms and hurricanes, with massive consequences for both humans and animals. One of the concerns is marine animals, especially endangered species, such as certain whales, manatees, sharks, sea turtles, etc.

A joint Danish/American/Australian team of researchers has discovered that severe weather is not necessarily harmful to individual adult sea turtles. The team was in the process of monitoring...

23:05

Thousands in Thailand mourn late king "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is being cremated today. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: ANNIVERSARY HEALTH ROYALS)

Thailands King Bhumibol Adulyadej is being cremated today. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND Tags: ANNIVERSARY HEALTH ROYALS)

Thailand has said its final goodbye to its beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in a ceremony steeped in ancient rituals, processions and Buddhist rites that drew hundreds of thousands of mourners.

Despite heavy downpours, black-clad mourners crowded Bangkoks historic quarter where the kings cremation took place.

The $US90 million ($A117 million) funeral marks the end of an era for many Thais who had only ever known King Bhumibol as their monarch.

It ushers in the reign of the late kings son King Maha Vajiralongkorn, or Rama X, who ascended the throne last year but whose coronation can only take place after his fathers funeral.

Earlier in the day members of the Thai royal family, visiting dignitaries and government officials placed sandalwood flowers at the royal funeral pyre.

Australian Governor General Peter Cosgrove attended the funeral.

The cremation of King Bhumibol began with Buddhist religious rites and ceremonial candle-lighting by saffron-robed monks.

Many of those lining the Thai capitals streets had slept overnight on pavements near the Grand Palace to capture vantage spots for the funeral procession that wended past buildings draped in yellow marigolds.

King Bhumibol, also known as King Rama IX, died last October aged 88 after ruling for seven decades.

He played a pivotal role in maintaining stability during years of political upheaval and rapid development.

New King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over religious chanting in the afternoon prior to the cremation at the royal crematorium, which features nine spires to mark the reign of his father, the ninth member of Thailands Chakri Dynasty.

One of the late kings daughters, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, lit candles inside the crematorium.

Thailands supreme patriarch, Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong, led the religious ceremony, urging Thais to follow Buddhist teachings and look beyond sadness.

Officials in charge of the ceremony said about 110,000 people had gathered near the cremation area, with 200,000 more nearby.

...

23:00

Sleuths, scholars await on JFK files "IndyWatch Feed National"

US President John F. Kennedy in a limousine in Dallas, Texas, on Main. (Wikipedia)

US President John F. Kennedy in a limousine in Dallas, Texas, on Main. (Wikipedia)

Scholars and sleuths are waiting and waiting to leap on the release of John F. Kennedy assassination files.

The US National Archives is due to release the remaining secrets on President Kennedys killing in Dallas on November 22, 1963 on Thursday (local time), unless President Donald Trump is persuaded by intelligence agencies to hold some back.

The collection includes more than 3,100 documents comprising hundreds of thousands of pages that have never been seen by the public.

About 30,000 documents were released previously with redactions.

A law from 25 years ago requires the government to put the thousands of documents out by this date, though some may stay hidden.

For historians, its a chance to answer lingering questions, put some unfounded conspiracy theories to rest, perhaps give life to other theories or none of that.

Earlier this year the Archives said it cant judge the relevancy of the documents but said it assumed they would be tangential to what is known about the assassination.

Interest is intense but its possible that as this chapter of history comes alive, it might quickly fall back into temporary invisibility.

Servers are bound to be stressed by people looking for the online-only files.

Some non-government websites specialising in JFK records were difficult to access on Thursday morning, before anything came out.

Trump is a bit coy about the release on the eve of it, tweeting: The long anticipated release of the (hash)JFKFiles will take place tomorrow. So interesting!

Experts say the publication of the last trove of evidence could help allay suspicions of a conspiracy at least for some.

As long as the government is withholding documents like these, its going to fuel suspicion that there is a smoking gun out there about the Kennedy assassination, said Patrick Maney, a presidential historian at Boston College.

The post Sleuths, scholars await on JFK files appeared first on...

22:15

New class action over asylum seeker detention "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Ben Wilson

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton faces a new class action case from asylum seekers, who feel they have been maltreated by the Australian government over the last 6 years.

Documents have been lodged in the Federal Court, where the case is to be heard in December.

Prominent law firm Maurice Blackburn is representing, what could be a case involving thousands of individuals.

In a separate case only a month ago, the government was compelled to reach a $70 million settlement, involving about 2,000 claimants and had to pay a further $20 million in legal costs.

The difference with the new claim according to Maurice Blackburn, is that it is proceeding on new grounds that have not previously been tested.  It could have far ranging implications.

For example, one of the plaintiffs is a four year old boy, who was  locked up on Christmas Island with his parents for 480 days. The matter being pursued here is that the government failed to detain him for removal offshore and that is visa claim was not processed. It is alleged that because it had no clear purpose, the detention had no legal basis.

Strengthening the claim is that fact that when officials eventually turned to process the application, the boy was quickly given a bridging visa. This suggests that he always had a good case.

The class action was lodged at the time of release of a report from Human Rights Watch, about the  seething unrest at Manus Island detention centre, associated conditions of its closure.

The report is based on interviews with 40 refugees and service providers and it paints a picture of alleged brutal attacks that have never been properly investigated.

Elaine Pearson, directors of the organisation in Australia, suggested that because of the threat to their safety, inmates had reason to resist the method of the closure.

In response, the Australian government has denied that there is such a safety risk.

Gillian Triggs, former boss of the Australian Human Rights Commission, blasted what has been going on at Manus as illegal, cruel and unworkable, and part of a shameful history of chronic failure to comply with our human rights obligations.

The post New class action over asylum seeker detention appeared first on The Pen.

22:08

BEST OF THE WEB: Jesus Campos Fled to Mexico Just After Las Vegas Massacre "IndyWatch Feed National"

A source has provided documentation showing that Jesus Campos, the only eyewitness to the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, entered the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego county almost exactly one week after the Las Vegas massacre. Why did Campos go to Mexico? During his appearance on the Ellen show last week, which was three weeks after the shooting, Campos appeared subdued and reluctant to talk, with the assumption being that he was still 'traumatized' by the event and his injury. But how then was he able to go to Mexico within a few days of the shooting and drive back home to Las Vegas? Many questions about the worst mass shooting in US history remain unanswered. Tucker Carlson explains.

BEST OF THE WEB: Jesus Campos Fled to Mexico Just After Las Vegas Massacre "IndyWatch Feed National"

A source has provided documentation showing that Jesus Campos, the only eyewitness to the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, entered the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego county almost exactly one week after the Las Vegas massacre. Why did Campos go to Mexico? During his appearance on the Ellen show last week, which was three weeks after the shooting, Campos appeared subdued and reluctant to talk, with the assumption being that he was still 'traumatized' by the event and his injury. But how then was he able to go to Mexico within a few days of the shooting and drive back home to Las Vegas? Many questions about the worst mass shooting in US history remain unanswered. Tucker Carlson explains.

21:52

Stem cell injections could bring relief to millions with lower back pain and cut reliance on opioids "IndyWatch Feed National"

An injection could finally bring relief to millions of people with chronic lower back pain. If it works, the stem cell treatment could be a crucial tool for fighting the opioid epidemic killing thousands in the US. Opioids accounted for 33,000 deaths in the US in 2015 alone. Many of those deaths occur as a result of people becoming addicted to opioids prescribed for lower back pain, which affects around 28 million people in the US and accounts for around half of all opioid painkiller prescriptions there. Stem cells might change that. Injected into damaged discs between the vertebrae of the spine, each dose contains around 6 million cells. Called mesenchymal precursor cells, they dampen down inflammation and secrete factors that help rebuild damaged tissue. In experiments in sheep, these cells completely rebuilt damaged vertebral discs, prompting Silviu Itescu of the firm Mesoblast in Melbourne, Australia, and his team to try the technique in people. "In 100 patients, we've shown substantial improvements in function and pain relief that last two years or more," he says.

Stem cell injections could bring relief to millions with lower back pain and cut reliance on opioids "IndyWatch Feed National"

An injection could finally bring relief to millions of people with chronic lower back pain. If it works, the stem cell treatment could be a crucial tool for fighting the opioid epidemic killing thousands in the US. Opioids accounted for 33,000 deaths in the US in 2015 alone. Many of those deaths occur as a result of people becoming addicted to opioids prescribed for lower back pain, which affects around 28 million people in the US and accounts for around half of all opioid painkiller prescriptions there. Stem cells might change that. Injected into damaged discs between the vertebrae of the spine, each dose contains around 6 million cells. Called mesenchymal precursor cells, they dampen down inflammation and secrete factors that help rebuild damaged tissue. In experiments in sheep, these cells completely rebuilt damaged vertebral discs, prompting Silviu Itescu of the firm Mesoblast in Melbourne, Australia, and his team to try the technique in people. "In 100 patients, we've shown substantial improvements in function and pain relief that last two years or more," he says.

21:38

Time to address rising cost of climate change "IndyWatch Feed National"

The following article by Mythili Sampathkumar from The Independent (published by the Sunshine Coast Daily  25 October 2017), comments on the rise in the number and intensity of natural disasters in the United States  and that these spell out the urgent need to ramp up efforts to act decisively on the threat of global warming.

An Independent US government agency says natural disasters have cost the country $US350 billion ($A453 billion) in the past decade and that it is time for Donald Trumps administration to address climate change before it starts costing the country more.

The non-partisan auditing agency Government Accountability Office said the US had spent that amount just in responding to extreme weather events.
This includes relief money after hurricanes and wildfires, both of which the country has seen in the past few months.

The recent bushfires in California have caused more than $A80 billion damage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washington state Democrat Senator Maria Cantwell summed up the report to the New York Times as: Basically telling us that this is costing us a lot of money we need to understand that as stewards of the taxpayer that climate is a fiscal issue, and the fact that its having this big a fiscal impact on our federal budget needs to be dealt with.

Much of the report states that climate change will impact various parts of the country with drought, low crop yields, road damage, increased wildfires, increased energy demands and coastal infrastructure damage all deemed by GAO as examples of potential economic effects of climate change.

 

 

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21:34

Indigenous leaders enraged as advisory board referendum is rejected by Malcolm Turnbull - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) "IndyWatch Feed National"

Indigenous leaders enraged as advisory board referendum is rejected by Malcolm Turnbull - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): Malcolm Turnbull's statement on the issue was an "egregious" dog whistle, said Cape York leader Noel Pearson, who blamed Tony Abbott for pushing Mr Turnbull "further and further to the right".

In a statement, Mr Turnbull said "the Government does not believe such a radical change to our constitution's representative institutions has any realistic prospect of being supported by a majority of Australians in a majority of states".

21:29

9 Signs That You Possess A Higher Than Average IQ "IndyWatch Feed National"

The organization IQ Research reports that the United States of America scores among the top 10 countries for IQ levels with an average score of 98. The highest score belongs to Hong Kong and Singapore, each scoring 108. A well-known and accepted method of testing the intelligence level of anyone who takes the test, this score can provide us with important information about various geographic locations, cultures, and groups within our society.

In 1916 a scale was created providing us with a clear understanding of the various IQ scores that would qualify as a High IQ or Genius IQ starting with a score of 115. It is important to note, to put everything into perspective, that Einstein only scored approximately 160.

The difficulty in defining intelligence for many is that we define it in relation to our own area of expertise. For example, an engineer will define it in relation to the traits that define a good engineer, whereas a doctor will define it in a way that relates directly to the traits of a good doctor. Using a standardized IQ testing system allows us to have a better idea of where one stands in relation to the human population as a whole.

Source: Secret from Us

 

The real question, however, is how does your IQ impact your ability to succeed? The real, blunt answer is that it doesnt unless you learn how to use it

Your IQ is merely a measurement of the potential of your wisdom and mental capabilities. Directing our attention to those that the test deems are more likely to be emotionally intelligent, creative and mentally advanced. Is this a true measure of intelligence, or does it contain notable deficiencies?

Experts say that while the IQ score is accurate in most cases, there are situations in which an individual with a high-level intelligence may score poorly. For example, if someone is facing a language barrier or another significant cultural barrier this...

21:25

Ich sitze gerade im Zug nach Hause von der Heise devsec ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ich sitze gerade im Zug nach Hause von der Heise devsec und dachte mir, ich mache mal ein kleines Fazit. Da es drei Sessions parallel waren, konnte ich immer nur einen zur Zeit sehen und daher sind meine Beobachtungen hier nicht allgemeingltig. Aber mein Eindruck war, dass da mehrere Talks ihr Potenzial nicht erreichten. Ich habe mich trotzdem ganz gut unterhalten gefhlt, und ich erwarte da ja auch gar nicht, in jedem Talk faszinierende Neuigkeiten zu lernen, aber zumindest mal eine neue Perspektive auf einen Sachverhalt, das erwarte ich dann schon.

Es gab da z.B. einen Talk zu Owasp und deren Top 10, und der verbrachte gefhlt die erste halbe Stunde damit, dass die Top 10 ja vllig berbewertet und von der Werbung irgendwelcher Unternehmen missbraucht werden, dass das keine Pentest-Checkliste sei und nicht fr Compliance gebraucht werden drfe und dann berichtete er darber, wie sie da Streitereien haben zu den neuen Top 10, wie es da einen Entwurf gab, wo ein Punkt "du sollst Schlangenl kaufen" eingefgt wurde. Anscheinend auf Betreiben von jemandem, der "privat" diese Liste maintaint und dann beruflich das geforderte Schlangenl vertreibt. Das war mir alles neu, aber ich stalke jetzt auch nicht Owasp hinterher, die interessieren mich ehrlich gesagt nicht so stark. Aber jetzt zeigt er den neuen Entwurf, und da ist CSRF nicht mehr drin (nach wie vor eines der grten echten Probleme fr Webapps, aus meiner Sicht, das viele viele Leute nicht verstanden haben, die Webapps bauen). Dafr ist da "du sollst Schlanenl zum Monitoring und Alerting kaufen" drin. Tja, Owasp, ein Wort mit X. Das war wohl nix.

Was hab ich noch gesehen? Oh ja, "Sichere Softwareentwicklung - Anforderungen und Vorgehensweisen". Das war erst eine ewig lange Liste von "ALLE WURDEN GEHACKT! ALLE!!!", eine halbe Stunde "Wir werden alle strben" pur. Und als sie dann ein paar Manahmen empfahlen, machten wir ein Trinkspiel daraus und mein Kumpel Daniel drehte dann eine Siegerrunde, als er korrekt "gleich pluggen sie die SDL" vorhersagte.

Ich muss dazu sagen, dass ich relativ hohe Ansprche habe bei Vortrgen, wenn es darum geht, was man da jetzt konkret mitnehmen kann. Und das fehlte hier bei vielen Talks. Ein paar Links auf Dinge (ich erinnere mich an drei Talks, die auf die Owasp Top 10 verwiesen, die der Owasp-Talk gerade dafr gedisst hatte). Ja, h, wenn ich Links hinterherlaufen wollte, htte ich mir den Vortrag nicht angucken mssen. Das Problem hatten viele Talks. Gut, die Materie ist ja auch komplex, aber das Argument kann ich nicht gelten lassen, wenn die erste Hlfte des Talks mit Platitden und Einfhrungs-Blablah verplempert wird.

"Security im Entwicklerteam" habe ich auch geguckt, aber da fehlten mir auch so ein bisschen die "was machen wir denn jetzt"-Folien. Konkrete Dinge, die man jetzt tun kann, den Schritt geht irgendwie kaum jemand. Und ich meine jetzt nich...

21:09

Study shows lucid dreaming induction techniques work, especially for those who fall asleep within 5 minutes "IndyWatch Feed National"

Lucid dreaming is a learnable skill, according to new research published in the journal Dreaming. Lead author Dr. Denholm Aspy of the University of Adelaide and colleagues have found that a specific combination of techniques will increase people's chances of having lucid dreams, in which the dreamer is aware they're dreaming while it's still happening and can control the experience. The study involved 169 Australian participants divided into three groups and investigated the effectiveness of three different lucid dream induction techniques: (i) reality testing - which involves checking your environment several times a day to see whether or not you're dreaming; (ii) wake back to bed (WBTB) - waking up after five hours, staying awake for a short period, then going back to sleep in order to enter a REM sleep period, in which dreams are more likely to occur; (iii) mnemonic induction of lucid dreams (MILD) - which involves waking up after five hours of sleep and then developing the intention to remember that you are dreaming before returning to sleep, by repeating the phrase: 'The next time I'm dreaming, I will remember that I'm dreaming;' you also imagine yourself in a lucid dream. Among the group of 47 people who combined all three techniques, participants achieved a 17% success rate in having lucid dreams over the period of just one week - significantly higher compared to a baseline week where they didn't practice any techniques.

Study shows lucid dreaming induction techniques work, especially for those who fall asleep within 5 minutes "IndyWatch Feed National"

Lucid dreaming is a learnable skill, according to new research published in the journal Dreaming. Lead author Dr. Denholm Aspy of the University of Adelaide and colleagues have found that a specific combination of techniques will increase people's chances of having lucid dreams, in which the dreamer is aware they're dreaming while it's still happening and can control the experience. The study involved 169 Australian participants divided into three groups and investigated the effectiveness of three different lucid dream induction techniques: (i) reality testing - which involves checking your environment several times a day to see whether or not you're dreaming; (ii) wake back to bed (WBTB) - waking up after five hours, staying awake for a short period, then going back to sleep in order to enter a REM sleep period, in which dreams are more likely to occur; (iii) mnemonic induction of lucid dreams (MILD) - which involves waking up after five hours of sleep and then developing the intention to remember that you are dreaming before returning to sleep, by repeating the phrase: 'The next time I'm dreaming, I will remember that I'm dreaming;' you also imagine yourself in a lucid dream. Among the group of 47 people who combined all three techniques, participants achieved a 17% success rate in having lucid dreams over the period of just one week - significantly higher compared to a baseline week where they didn't practice any techniques.

21:02

Mystery booms heard in North Carolina, Michigan and Queensland "IndyWatch Feed National"

Mystery booms seem to be occurring with increasing frequency lately, with booms being heard just this week in North Carolinaand Michigan. In both cases, authorities have been left baffled by what might be behind these earth-shaking noises which seem to emanate from the sky itself. This unexplained phenomenon is host to a wide variety of explanations including gas escaping vents deep within the Earth, anomalous meteorological events, sonic booms from tests of secret military aircraft, UFOs of course, and meteorites exploding in the atmosphere. While most of these eerie thunderous noises go unexplained, a recent mystery boom in Australia might have a simple, cosmic - and terrifying - explanation. Death from above. The boom was heard by residents throughout the Cairns region of Queensland, Australia marking the second time in two months that southern Australia has been rocked by anomalous explosions in the sky. The boom occurred around 10:30 pm on Saturday, October 7th and was reportedly so loud that it shook houses in the area.

Mystery booms heard in North Carolina, Michigan and Queensland "IndyWatch Feed National"

Mystery booms seem to be occurring with increasing frequency lately, with booms being heard just this week in North Carolina and Michigan. In both cases, authorities have been left baffled by what might be behind these earth-shaking noises which seem to emanate from the sky itself. This unexplained phenomenon is host to a wide variety of explanations including gas escaping vents deep within the Earth, anomalous meteorological events, sonic booms from tests of secret military aircraft, UFOs of course, and meteorites exploding in the atmosphere. While most of these eerie thunderous noises go unexplained, a recent mystery boom in Australia might have a simple, cosmic - and terrifying - explanation. Death from above. The boom was heard by residents throughout the Cairns region of Queensland, Australia marking the second time in two months that southern Australia has been rocked by anomalous explosions in the sky. The boom occurred around 10:30 pm on Saturday, October 7th and was reportedly so loud that it shook houses in the area.

20:43

Newsbud Exclusive- GMOs Kill Not Save The Hungry of the World "IndyWatch Feed National"

KCrJowZIuB GMOs. Scientists can, and should, keep debating the dangerousness and unpredictability of genetical interference in food production, the effects of GMOs on pesticide usage and its possible relation to cancer and other diseases. On a more fundamental level, however, the most important question is the following: why would we even want genetically modified instead of organic food on our plate? The main answer, proponents claim, is that GMOs are necessary to enhance the amount of global food production as they are one of the if not the only viable solution at increasing yield and thus at fighting global hunger. Much of the GMO discourse rests on this assertion, which means that when it is debunked as a myth, the whole argument for the need of genetically engineering our food almost totally succumbs in the blink of an eye.

Following the Second World War, modern yield-increasing agriculture methods were gradually introduced throughout the world, which, so argued agribusiness giants and the Rockefeller and Ford foundations who supported them, would reduce world hunger. In reality, this so-called Green Revolution gave rise to an unseen amount of control over the global food production by a handful of Anglo-American companies, in the process of which wealthy landowners became richer and poor peasant farmers remained poor. The same companies and organisations who were at the forefront of the Green Revolution, using basically the same arguments, then went on to foment the Gene Revolution. While they further consolidated their grip on the global food supply from the mid-1980s onwards, they argued that at the same time, GMOs would increase yield, reduce pesticide usage and be the ultimate solution to global hunger and poverty. This argumentation implied that, by opposing or even criticising the GMO project, one de facto supported genocide against the worlds poor.[1]

Over the last couple of years, two decades into the Gene Revolution, however, it has become crystal clear that GMOs have failed on their promise. In July 2009, the Union of Concerned Scientists, a US-based non-profit science advocacy organisation with a membership numbering hundreds of thousands of professional scientists and private citizens, published a report on biotechnologys broken promises called Failure to yield. The organisation carefully examined the record of genetically modified (GM) crops in the US, where they have been commercially grown since the mid-1990s and where the best and most extensive data on GMOs is available. Specifically, they reviewed the data of soybeans and corn...

20:35

Rooted in our biology: Revealing insights on behavioral sex differences from our primate cousins "IndyWatch Feed National"

There are behavioural differences, on average, between the sexes - few would dispute that. Where the debate rages is over how much these differences are the result of social pressures versus being rooted in our biology (the answer often is that there is a complex interaction between the two). For example, when differences are observed between girls and boys, such as in preferences for play, one possibility is that this is partly or wholly because of the contrasting ways that girls and boys are influenced by their peers, parents and other adults (because of the ideas they have about how the sexes ought to behave). Studying non-human primates allows us to identity sex differences in behavior that can't be due to human culture and gender beliefs. Learning more about the biological roots of behavioural sex differences should not be used as an excuse for harmful stereotyping or discrimination, but it can help us better understand our human nature and the part that evolved sex differences play in some of the most important issues that affect our lives, including around diversity, relationships, mental health, crime and education. Earlier this year, as part of a special issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Research - titled "An Issue Whose Time Has Come: Sex/Gender Influences on Nervous System Function" - Elizabeth Lonsdorf at Franklin and Marshall College published a useful mini-review detailing some of the sex differences observed among monkey and ape infants and juveniles. "Many sex differences in behavioral development exist in nonhuman primates," she writes, "despite a comparative lack of sex-biased treatment by mothers and other social partners". Here is a digested account of five of these behavioural sex differences:

Rooted in our biology: Revealing insights on behavioral sex differences from our primate cousins "IndyWatch Feed National"

There are behavioural differences, on average, between the sexes - few would dispute that. Where the debate rages is over how much these differences are the result of social pressures versus being rooted in our biology (the answer often is that there is a complex interaction between the two). For example, when differences are observed between girls and boys, such as in preferences for play, one possibility is that this is partly or wholly because of the contrasting ways that girls and boys are influenced by their peers, parents and other adults (because of the ideas they have about how the sexes ought to behave). Studying non-human primates allows us to identity sex differences in behavior that can't be due to human culture and gender beliefs. Learning more about the biological roots of behavioural sex differences should not be used as an excuse for harmful stereotyping or discrimination, but it can help us better understand our human nature and the part that evolved sex differences play in some of the most important issues that affect our lives, including around diversity, relationships, mental health, crime and education. Earlier this year, as part of a special issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Research - titled "An Issue Whose Time Has Come: Sex/Gender Influences on Nervous System Function" - Elizabeth Lonsdorf at Franklin and Marshall College published a useful mini-review detailing some of the sex differences observed among monkey and ape infants and juveniles. "Many sex differences in behavioral development exist in nonhuman primates," she writes, "despite a comparative lack of sex-biased treatment by mothers and other social partners". Here is a digested account of five of these behavioural sex differences:

20:07

Australia: Paper Chained Journal Published! "IndyWatch Feed National"

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20:01

Cat Was Jealous Of Dog Siblings' Adventures So He Asked To Join Too "IndyWatch Feed National"

Pistachio is a cat who loves going on adventures. Not long after he came to live with his mom, Kirrily Hargreaves, in New South Wales, Australia, Pistachio started dropping hints that he wanted to explore the outdoors.

Pistachio always hated being left out, and was always waiting at the door when the dogs came home from walks or the beach, Hargreaves told The Dodo. One day he broke out of the house, jumped off the balcony and into the backyard just to eat some grass. He has never been one to follow the rules.

Credit: Kirrily Hargreaves

Before being adopted by Hargreaves in 2014, Pistachio was a stray kitten living on the streets of Sydney. Someone picked him up and dropped him at a local shelter, where he got a bad case of cat flu. Thankfully, a rescue group pulled Pistachio from the shelter and nursed him back to health, although he continues to have respiratory issues, Hargreaves explained.

Credit: Kirrily Hargreaves

But Pistachio has never let health problems stop him from doing anything. The first time Hargreaves took him to the beach, Pistachio got busy exploring.

I had all the dogs packed into the car and thought there was no reason he should miss out on all the fun this time, so I attached a lead to his collar and bundled him into the car, Hargreaves said.

Credit: Kirrily Hargreaves

When we arrived, he leaped out of the car with all the dogs, and followed them down to the sand ready to prove himself, she added. He spent his first adventure exploring rocks, digging in the sand and chasing after the dogs.
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19:56

U.S. Troop Deaths in Niger: AFRICOMs Chickens Come Home to Roost "IndyWatch Feed National"

by Mark B. Fancher

from Black Agenda Report, October 18, 2017

The Trump administration is talking about a potential imminent U.S. military action to hit back.

From the outset, the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has incorrectly presumed the stupidity of Africans and others who are concerned about the continent. To answer accusations that the U.S. uses its military to ensure continuing imperialist domination of Africa, AFRICOM has stubbornly insisted that its sole objectives are to advise and support the armies of African government partners and to provide humanitarian assistance. But we know the truth to be otherwise.

U.S. Army General Donald Bolduc shamelessly told NBC News: America is not at war in Africa. But its partner forces are. But even a soldier can recognize the farce. Former Green Beret Derek Gannon said: [U.S. military involvement in Africa] is called Low Intensity Irregular Warfare, yet technically its not considered war by the Pentagon. But warfare is warfare to me.

The U.S. maintains two facilities in Africa that qualify as military bases. However, according to NBC the U.S. increased the number of embassy-based military missions called Offices of Security Cooperation from nine in 2008 to 36 in 2016. Researchers say the U.S. military now has a presence in at least 49 African countries, presumably to fight terrorism. Even if anti-terrorism were the actual ultimate objective, military.com has pointed out: The U.S. has found some of its efforts to fight extremists hobbled by some African governments, whose own security forces are ill-equipped to launch an American-style hunt for the militants yet are reluctant to accept U.S. help because of fears the Americans will overstay their welcome and trample their sovereignty.

Researchers say the U.S. military now has a presence in at least 49 African countries, presumably to fight terrorism.

In the face of Africas s...

19:43

BREAKING: Gowdy Opens Investigation Into DOJs Exoneration of Hillary Clinton, 2016 Decisions "IndyWatch Feed National"

BREAKING: Gowdy Opens Investigation Into DOJ's Exoneration of Hillary Clinton, 2016 Decisions | hillary-clinton | Government Corruption Politics Special Interests

By: Katie Pavlich, Town Hall | 

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte announced Tuesday morning they have officially opened a joint investigation into decisions made at the Obama Justice Department surrounding the FBIs criminal investigation into former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They also want to know why the FBI kept quiet about ongoing investigations into members of the Trump campaign, like Paul Manafort, while publicly discussing the Clinton probe.

Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales. Those scales do not tip to the right or the left; they do not recognize wealth, power, or social status. The impartiality of our justice system is the bedrock of our republic and our fellow citizens must have confidence in its objectivity, independence, and evenhandedness. The law is the most equalizing force in this country. No entity or individual is exempt from oversight, Gowdy and Goodlatte released in a statement. Decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 have led to a host of outstanding questions that must be answered.

The Committees will investigate the following:

-FBIs decision to publicly announce the investigation into Secretary Clintons handling of classified information but not to publicly announce the investigation into campaign associates of then-candidate Donald Trump;
-FBIs decision to notify Congress by formal letter of the status of the investigation both in October and November of 2016;
-FBIs decision to appropriate full decision making in respect to charging or not charging Secretary Clinton to the -FBI rather than the DOJ; and
-FBIs timeline in respect to charging decisions.

The Committees will review these decisions and others to better understand the reasoning behind how certain co...

19:30

'A Real Bubble': Billionaire Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Bitcoin Doubt "IndyWatch Feed National"

Billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett said bitcoin's price is in a bubble during a question-and-answer session this month.

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19:08

Why are the Tories attacking students and universities? "IndyWatch Feed National"


In October 2017 the Tories and their baying attack dogs in the right-wing media laid siege to our universities.

On October 19th the Tory Universities minister Jo Johnson kicked off the campaign with the announcement of a classic divide and conquer strategy designed to create divisions between students and university administrators by levying fines on universities if any of their student groups attempt to prevent the likes of right-wing extremists, anti-Semites, Holocaust deniers, white supremacists and Salafi Islamist extremists from attending events at their campuses.

It seems absurd that the Tory universities minister would seek to interfere in student politics to ensure student groups are prevented from "no platforming" extreme-right groups and Salafi Islamist organisations like 
the EDL, the banned extreme-right terrorist organisation National Action, and the far-right Salafist groups Hizb ut-Tahrir and Al Muhajiroun, because it seems like an insane move in light of the fact that several of extreme-right and Islamist organisations that have been "no-platformed" by the National Union of Students have also been proscribed as illegal terrorist organisations by the Home Office.

Why would the Tories want British students to be exposed to the ravings of extreme-right neo-Nazis, white supremacists, Holocaust deniers and the kind of Islamist fanatics that their (much criticised) Prevent strategy is actually aimed at keeping out of our education system?

The answer that springs to mind is that the Tories have no real interest in protecting the free speech of extreme-right hatemongers or Islamist extremists, they're just looking for an excuse to drive a massive wedge between students and their universities by threatening to impose fines on the universities if they don't intervene to force student groups to host suc...

18:00

During WWII, The Government Refused To Prosecute A Leaker For Fear Of Public Backlash "IndyWatch Feed National"

Newly published documents by the National Security Archive reveal why a grand jury refused to prosecute a Chicago Tribune reporter during World War II for a leak.

Correspondent Stanley Johnston was accused of revealing the United States cracked a Japanese code, which alerted the military to Japanese war plans before the Battle of Midway. A Tribune editor attributed the source of information to naval intelligence.

A prosecution was contemplated under the Espionage Act, but the government backed off because they feared what may happen if a trial publicized that the U.S. compromised the Japanese code.

The Justice Department under President Barack Obama fought against a lawsuit filed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. It lost when a district court ruled in 2015 that disclosure would result in a more complete public record of this historic event and affirm the government is open, in all respects, to scrutiny by the people.

Yet, the government appealed, and it was not until September 2016, when the appeals court ruled against the governments claim that a federal court had no jurisdiction to order the release of transcripts, that an effort to keep 75-year-old documents secret came to an end.

During World War II, the U.S. military expected journalists accredited as war correspondents to submit stories prior to publication for censorshipor what the Pentagon may now refer to as prepublication review. Johnston was accredited by the Navy at Pearl Harbor.

 

Censorship through prepublication review

In grand jury testimony from August 18, 1942, Johnston indicated that he knew he was to submit for the purpose of censorship all written or photographic material, either private correspondence, or anything for publication, released with the Navy or after my return. Letters or dispatches were even to be subjected to censorship like any person in the military forces.

Johnston, who was Australian but recently obtained U.S. citizenship, also testified, I have a son twenty years of age. The last word I had from my mother was that he had gone with the Australian Army to the war front. He is probably somewhere up there now where they are fighting.

If you think that I would do anything that would hurt the men in the United States Navy, or my son, there is nothing that I can do about it, Johnston added. If I am indicted in this case here, I know I havent done anythingthere has been no intent, and they tell me there has to be i...

17:55

Private Military Companies: How Do You Close Pandoras Box? "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Over the last two decades we have witnessed an abrupt increase in the number of private military companies (PMC) operating across the globe. Its curious that some of those companies have budgets that far surpass defends budgets of certain independent states. Such conflict zones as Afghanistan and Iraq have for a long time been a sort of a playing field for a handful of Western PMCs. According to those officials who hire private companies to wage wars in their name, contractors perform a handful of tasks on the ground more efficiently and, which is even more important, way cheaper than regular army units and government agencies.

However, both the alleged military prowess and cost efficiency of those PMCs is questionable, but the main advantage of those remains undisputed, since no statesman bears responsibility for their actions. Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq have raised a serious concern over the legal status of such companies. But neither a string of flagrant human rights violations committed by those nor the facts of unjustified and inadequate use of all sorts of weapons could put a stop to this bloody business. Once a private military company gets deployed on the ground theres no more need to answer uncomfortable questions about loses and collateral damage, since no state can ensure that it fully controls the activities of its private armies.

States such as the United States that has been actively promoting PMCs as its tool of choices have repeatedly argued that they are ready to protect their mercenaries from any sort of persecution in other countries. Take, for example, the well-known decision of the chairman of the Iraqi Coordination Council, Paul Bremer, who led the occupation government of Iraq from 2003 to 2004. According to his order no member of the coalition forces or representatives of private companies operating in Iraq could be prosecuted by the state of Iraq.

The wave of regime changes triggered by Washington and the ever growing number of cases when Washington would meddle in the internal affairs of sovereign states has led to PMCs being in high demand. The active lobbying has resulted in mercenaries being described as consultants that are helping satellite states to establish their statehood and ensure logistics security to make these private armies to look somewhat respectable. Instead of addressing the absence of any legal pretext for the use of small companies, Washington has chosen to transform PMCs into full-fl...

17:03

Current Taxes And Tax Reform Undermine Social Security & Medicare "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Sam Pizzigati for Other Words - You probably pay about four times more of your income to Social Security than millionaires, who want to cut their taxes and your benefits. How much did your paychecks total last year? You know the answer, of course. So does the Social Security Administration. The totals for every Americans paycheck income are sitting in Social Securitys computers. Once every year, Social Security does a serious data dump out of those computers to let us know just how much working Americans are actually making. The latest totals covering 2016 have just appeared. Most of us, the new numbers show, are simply not making all that much. In fact, nearly half of our nations employed 49.3 percent earned less than $30,000 in 2016. A good many of these Americans lived in poverty. In 2016, families of four that earned less than $24,339 ranked as officially poor. We dont have an official figure for middle class status. But the Economic Policy Institute has calculated the costs of maintaining a no-frills middle class existence in various parts of the United States. In Houston, one of our nations cheaper major cities, a family of four needed $62,544 in 2016 to live a bare-bones middle class lifestyle.

16:56

British capitalist says capitalism not working "IndyWatch Feed National"

This video from the USA says about itself:

28 June 2017

Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York City. He wrote Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism and founded www.democracyatwork.info, a non-profit advocacy organization of the same name that promotes democratic workplaces as a key path to a stronger, democratic economic system.

Professor Wolff discusses the economic dimensions of our lives, our jobs, our incomes, our debts, those of our children, and those looming down the road in his unique mixture of deep insight and dry humor. He presents current events and draws connections to the past to highlight the machinations of our global economy. He helps us to understand political and corporate policy, organization of labor, the distribution of goods and services, and challenges us to question some of the deepest foundations of our society. For more of his lectures, visit the Democracy at Work YouTube channel here.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Lord Turner gives up on capitalism forward to the socialist revolution

CAPITALISM is not delivering on its promise to raise living standards, Lord Adair Turner, a former head of the business lobby the CBI, has said, recognising the obvious, while he tries to smuggle in the notion that capitalism was ever interested in anything else than mak...

16:00

Why no-one talks about how nice Hillary Clinton is "IndyWatch Feed National"

Over 11 months after her (catastrophically bad) loss in the Presidential election, the Guardian is still gamely waving Hillary Clintons battle standard. Apparently Clinton is currently doing the press circuit in the UK to promote her book What Happened, culminating in a hard-hitting political interview.on the Graham Norton Show. Zoe Williams, Guardian-columnist and leading candidate for shallowest person in the world, watched this interview and decided to ask the hard question: Why does nobody mention that Hillary Clinton is perfectly nice? The comments on said article went into great detail about how nice Clinton is. Thats why they were moderated to oblivion and closed after just a few hours. So, since The Guardian doesnt want answers to Ms Williams question BTL, well post them here, above the line. Thats what were for, after all. In brief, no one talks about how nice Hillary Clinton isbecause she isnt. Shes a liar and a war criminal. Thats not a debate or an opinion, those are proven facts. But, while this answer is complete, its hardly a fair

14:58

I think this is clickbait "IndyWatch Feed National"

Asking this simple question out loud could boost your chances of speaking to the dead, say experts, according to the Manchester Evening News. I marveled at that headline. Its very impressive. It stirs up so many questions that I had to actually read the article. Who are these experts at speaking to the dead? (It doesnt name any.) Do the dead ever answer? (No.) And mostly, what is the magic question? Ill spare you the need to waste a click on them.

They explained: You might consider talking to the spirit world whilst youre investigating, encouraging the ghost to reveal its presence.

Try to ask questions such as, What is your name?, instead of saying, Is there anyone there? A lot of people might make this mistake.

By asking What is your name? youre acting as though you know the spirits are there and this will increase your chances of making contact.

The they referenced above are not dead people if they were I might consider them credible but instead, are flacks for a TV channel called Really that is putting on a week of shows about the paranormal.

Im not impressed with their choice of a question. Ive found shouting, Your fly is unzipped is far more effective at getting the dead to react.

(via Ally Fogg)

14:54

Georgia election server wiped after suit filed Deletion of the server data was insidious and highly suspicious Were recent elections compromised by malicious hackers? "IndyWatch Feed National"

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By Frank Bajak
The Associated Press

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A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, The Associated Press has learned.

The servers data was destroyed July 7 by technicians at the Center for Elections Systems at Kennesaw State University, which runs the states election system. The data wipe was revealed in an email sent last week from an assistant state attorney general to plaintiffs in the case that was obtained by the AP. More emails obtained in a public records request confirmed the wipe.

The lawsuit, filed by a diverse group of election reform advocates, aims to force Georgia to retire its antiquated and heavily criticized election technology. The server in question, which served as a statewide staging location for key election-related data, made national headlines in June after a security expert disclosed a gaping security hole that wasnt fixed six months after he reported it to election authorities.

WIPED OUT

Its not clear who ordered the servers data irretrievably erased.

The Kennesaw election center answers to Georgias secretary of state, Brian Kemp, a Republican who is running for governor in 2018 and is the main defendant in the suit. A spokeswoman for the secretary of states office said Wednesday that we did not have anything to do with this decision, adding that the office also had no advance warning of the move.

The centers director, Michael Barnes, referred questions to the universitys press office, which declined comment.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit, who are mostly Georgia voters, want to scrap...

14:44

Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos drove rental car into California from Mexico one week after shooting "IndyWatch Feed National"

Why would authorities let Jesus Campos travel out of the country in the days immediately following the shooting?

(INTELLIHUB)  A leaked U.S. Customs and Border Protection form obtained by Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson shows that Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos reentered the United States, from Mexico, in a rental car almost one week to the hour after Campos was purportedly shot in the leg by 64-year-old gunman Stephen Paddock on the 32st-floor. However, Tuckers report raises more questions than answers about this so-called security guard.

Why would authorities allow Campos to leave the country so early on in the investigation? And, who paid for the rental?

Dont forget, ABC News reportedly spoke to Campos on Oct. 4 which is when he would have been in Mexico. Was ABC News aware that Campos was in Mexico at the time?

Moreover, Tucker confirms what Intellihub has already reported which is that Campos is not registered as private investigator or registered as a security guard in the State of Nevada.

Tucker said that Campos had previously entered the U.S. in January with his own vehicle which is registered in the State of Nevada.

The rental car Campos was driving had California plates.

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14:25

Thunderstorms with hail the size of golf balls hit areas in and around Newcastle, Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thunderstorms and hail the size of golf balls have lashed parts of the Hunter, with the severe weather not expected to ease until Friday. The hail fell in Newcastle shortly before 4.30pm and lasted about 15 minutes. The western reaches of the Hunter experienced hail about 4pm. In Gresford, there were reports of hail about five centimetres in diameter, which is classified by meteorologists as "huge" hail. Weatherzone meteorologist Craig McIntosh said the storm was "widespread" across the Hunter.

14:15

Australia: Study to help fight tooth decay in children "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) has announced its Australian-first study investigating the use of silver diamine fluoride to fight tooth decay and reduce dental hospitalisations in Victorian children.

Silver diamine fluoride is a topical medicament used to control cavities. The liquid can be applied to a cavity to stop tooth decay and, in some cases, replace the need for a filling or crown.

DHSV will conduct a study with over 400 children aged between two and 10 who have dental cavities and are unable to cope with treatment in the dental clinic. Many of these children are from vulnerable communities and referred to The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne for surgery under dental general anaesthetic.

Led by paediatric dentist, Dr Rana Yawary, the trial will involve a groundbreaking protocol involving the application of silver diamine fluoride, a liquid cavity cleanser and desensitiser, twice yearly to fight decay. It will be accompanied with oral health education, encouraging children to brush with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and to eat a healthy diet.

This is a non-invasive and preventive approach that can be provided to communities most in need, and is a great alternative to general anaesthetic. Even the youngest children will be more cooperative because they learn that dental visits dont have to be painful, Dr Yawary said.

Tooth decay is the highest cause of preventable hospitalisations for children.

About 4,500 Victorians aged 0 to 14 years old are hospitalised every year due to dental conditions. More than half of Victorian children aged three to five have signs of tooth decay, and this figure is much worse for children of healthcare card holders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and those from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Dr Yawary said researchers will treat and monitor children over a year to study how the approach impacts on dental cavities.

They will also measure oral health-related quality of life and treatment satisfaction and acceptance.

These results will be compared to those of children who are referred for general anaesthesia.

If the trial is successful, it will change the way we manage tooth decay in young children and reduce oral health inequity for those that are in most need, Dr Yawary said.

*Original article online at https://bitemagazine.com.au/study-help-fight-tooth-decay-children/

 

14:00

Announcing Free Videos and Training Materials From the ProPublica Data Institute "IndyWatch Feed National"

Though more than a thousand people have applied to ProPublicas Data Institute, weve only been able to accept about 24 in the two years its been running. Faced with such a high demand, weve looked for ways to help more journalists trying to learn data journalism and interactive database design. In past years, weve put our slides and homework assignments online (heres 2016 and 2017 ), but we also know how valuable it is to be able to see and hear whats happening in the classroom.

Data Institute Overview

Watch the Class of 2017 and ProPublicans talk about how the Institute teaches data journalism.

So this year, we recorded videos of five of the lessons from the Data Institute and are releasing them publicly today. You can watch them here:

  1. Introduction to Code

  2. How Websites Work

  3. HTML

  4. Basic CSS

  5. CSS Classes

These five lessons, which took place over the summer, are from the coding portion of the Institute. They introduce basic concepts in programming and how to build websites.

Were also releasing one of our most popular exercises an educational game.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Code

When it comes to coding for journalism, I get asked this question a lot by people who are just starting out: What programming languages should I learn?

I always answer the question with one of my own: What do you hope to accomplish?

When it comes to teaching somebody how to program, our first job is to demystify and to help the student make good choices about what they should be learning. The most helpful lesson and one that is rarely taught, even to advanced students is one that describes the entire lay of the land. With so much programming jargon, its hard for beginners to figure out which coding languages, open source tools, communities and libraries will be able to help them the most. Thats where we come in.

...

13:52

US defense chiefs Philippines visit overshadowed as Duterte trumpets China, Russia ties Time to End The Mutual Defense Treaty? "IndyWatch Feed National"

US Defense Secretary James Mattis attends the 11th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers (ADMM) and 4th ADMM-Plus in Clark, east of Manila on October 24, 2017. Noel Celis/AFP

MANILA, Philippines US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis departed the Philippines on Wednesday, after having praised its military for defeatingwith Washingtons helpIslamic State-inspired extremists in Marawi City.

Mattis arrival earlier this week for the ASEAN meetings was on time for the conclusion of the months-long insurgency, but his visit to the US oldest ally in Asia shared the spotlight with grand gestures by geopolitical rivals.

China turned over heavy construction equipment for the rehabilitation of the decimated city. Russia also turned over trucks and firearms after its warships docked at Subic Bay, a former American facility.

Even as the coinciding of events involves China and Russia, both of whom President Rodrigo Duterte has warmed up to, Mattis insisted that he does not put a lot of significance to it.

I know some trucks [from Russia] are done being dropped off to help the country thats fighting terrorists right now Its a sovereign decision by the Philippines,...

13:10

Why Congress Needs To Reinforce Donald Trumps Reign Of Benign Regulatory Neglect "IndyWatch Feed National"

Are President Trumps constant Twitter fights a distraction from his failures, or from his successes?

The answer is a little of both. While everyone is preoccupied with the latest culture war skirmish started or inflamed on the presidents Twitter feed, their rage and concern is being directed away from some notable failures to achieve his promised agenda. Yet this also makes people less likely to notice the part of his agenda that succeeds best when no one is paying much attention: the Trump administrations crackdown on runaway regulation.

I would almost say this strategy is deliberate, if not for the random and uncalculated way it is carried out. Trump starts fights that are smart (standing up for the national anthem against the NFL) and not so smart (repeatedly picking fights with a Gold Star widow). He does it compulsively, or, to be more exact, he does it because this is what he has done for decades, using petty feuds in the media to make himself the center of attention. Before it was Twitter, it was the tabloids. Hes done it for so long and with such successsuccess at being the center of attention, if nothing elsethat he sees no reason to stop now.

But for all the negative effects this approach has on his administration, it has one beneficial effect. In a few areas, the president has a lot of power to act unilaterallytoo much, in most casesso long as the public isnt paying all that much attention. Those areas are primarily foreign policy and managing the regulatory agencies.

The Regulation Game Is Definitely On

On foreign policy, the Trump administrations record has been mixed. While no one has been paying all that much attention, we have successfully backed rebels who have retaken key territory from ISIS in Syria, but with no clear wider strategy, as shown by the way the defeat of ISIS in Iraq led immediately to a new civil war with the Kurds. The president has the authority to accomplish a lot in foreign policy, if he is focused and providing clear leadershipwhich Trump shows little interest in doing, particularly in the Middle East.

But on regulation, Trump does appear to be focused and engaged, and he has chosen cabinet officials who share that focus. Trump is not an ideological person, and I wouldnt expect him to begin quoting the arguments of free-market economists. But for him this issue is not abstract or i...

13:09

Dear Pro-Choicers: Human Life Begins At Conception. Deal With It "IndyWatch Feed National"

At FiveThirtyEight, Christine Aschwanden writes: The GOPs Abortion Ban Is About Politics, Not Science. Shes half-right, though not in the way she thinks.

Before we get to that, it is worth reflecting on this simple fact: the progressive contribution to the modern abortion debate is, on average, the most science-free political discourse youre apt to find. The Left is given to declaring that conservatives are generally anti-science, because some fundamentalist Christians dont believe in evolution and many conservatives dont believe we can accurately predict what the global average temperature will be in 200 years compared to a 1965 baseline.

Science Is Real, a popular liberal yard sign declares. Yet there is no more anti-science position than that of the mainstream liberal stance on abortion. It is textbook intellectual Luddism dressed up as informed political dialogue.

Were Interested in Fantasy, Not Religion

Consider Cecile Richards, the Grand Master of American abortion rights herself. When asked when life begins, she replied: For me, life [for my children] began when I delivered them. Hillary Clinton, a former senator and presidential candidate who came very close to inhabiting the Oval Office, declared several years ago: I believe the potential for life begins at conception.

A few years ago, a reporter asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: Is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being? Pelosi explicitly refused to answer this simple tautological question, telling the reporter: I think I know more about this subject than you, with all due respect.

These answers are wrong, and demonstrably so, as well see below. But if it were Republicans and conservatives opining so evasively and illiterately about basic scientific matters, then the media coverage would be wall-to-wall and gleefully destructive, as it was with Todd Akins legitimate rape comments. Yet liberals tend to get a pass on their anti-science abortion positions.

When Does Human Life Begin, Again?

That brings us to the current abortion ban working its way through Congress. At FiveThirtyEight, Aschwanden points out that the science underpinning the debatethat unborn humans can feel pain as early as 20 weeksis disputed. Th...

12:51

The Rise of The Authoritarian Right And Left In Modern America "IndyWatch Feed National"

The following is a selection from the book Manifesto of the Free Humans by John Vibes and Derrick Broze. The book is currently available in paperback and free PDF at theconsciousresistance.com.

There are several different examples of political spectrums in use today. Most people in the U.S. measure the political parties and philosophies across a horizontal line, from liberal to conservative. Others see the political spectrum as a square with totalitarianism in the top corner and freedom in the opposing corner. We tend to disagree with most political spectrums because they misunderstand the eternal struggle of freedom versus tyranny and mistakenly believe that either the right or left side is closer to freedom, or that one is better than the other. This tyranny manifests itself as non-voluntary communism, statism, fascism, imperialism, and any other form of authoritarianism. The opposite of all these power schemes is Anarchism.

In the realm of politics, economics, and religion there exists many false dichotomies in which there seems to be a narrow field of two options to choose from. In reality, there is actually a larger set of possibilities beyond the pre-approved guidelines. In other words, you are asked to choose between black and white, leaving you to think that the only colors in existence are black, white and maybe gray, when in reality there is a whole palette of different shades and tints that are completely left out of the discussion. The statement, If youre not with us, then youre against us is a classic false dichotomy, because it only presents two options, both of which amount to violence, while completely neglecting the possibility of remaining neutral. Likewise, the traditional left/right paradigm is also a false dichotomy which forces people to choose between two seemingly different, but equally authoritarian sides.

Anarchists should not make the mistake of believing that they are a part of the left or the right. These terms are skewed beyond repair and have different meanings in different nations and at different points in history. Alliances with right and left have failed every time because ultimately the followers of the corporate political parties are still playing into the mainstream paradigm. This leaves them open to manipulation and adopting what Konkin called anti-principles. The mainstream left and right will always sell out the principled, but misguided anarchists who seek alliances with one side over the other. We should absolutely reach out to both the right and the left and attempt to bring our message to them as much as possible, but we must be careful not to sacrifice our principles. We should work to bring them towards our principled stance.....

12:38

ISRAELI MEDIA CLAIMS NEW WAR AGAINST HEZBOLLAH IS INEVITABLE "IndyWatch Feed National"

A war between Israel and the Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group is inevitable, though not necessarily imminent, and will be unavoidably bloody for both sides, according to an assessment by a number of former generals from around the world, known collectively as the High Level Military Group.

In an extensive report, published Wednesday, the organization details both the IDFs and Hezbollahs reorganization in the 11 years following the Second Lebanon War, the last time the sides engaged in all-out combat with one another. The High Level Military Group (HLMG) also describes the strategies each side will use in the apparently approaching war, as well as the potential pratfalls of those plans.

Hezbollah doesnt want a conflict to break out at present, given it is still seeking to consolidate its gains in Syria and continue preparations in Lebanon. However, its actions and propaganda suggest that it considers its ability to fight a war with Israel as a given, according to the report.

The timing of such a conflict is likely to be determined by miscalculation as much as decision-making in Iran and Lebanon.

The group said that should such a war break out, it will likely be more violent and destructive than the previous ones, due to the improvements that both sides have made to their respective military capabilities in the interim.

The report, Hezbollahs terror army: How to prevent a third Lebanon war, offers limited recommendations for avoiding such a conflict, instead painting it as a war waiting to happen.

The retired generals and defense officials from the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Colombia, India, and Australia who make up the HLMG also express significant criticism of the United Nations for its evident severe failure to fully implement UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War, a dereliction that they credit with exacerbating the situation.

The former military leaders found that the UN Interim Force in Lebanon peacekeeping mission is not enforcing the aspects of Resolution 1701 that are meant to keep armed non-state actors like Hezbollah out of southern Lebanon.

The 76-page report, which is based on interviews solely with Israeli representatives during a fact-finding mission, comes to many of the same conclusions as those of Israeli defense officials. In preparing the assessment, the HLMG did not meet with Lebanese, Hezbollah, or UN officials.

Y...

12:30

7 Signs You Are Receiving Cosmic Information That You Shouldnt Ignore "IndyWatch Feed National"

Your brain is not only a producer of thoughts, but a receiver too. Depending on what you tune it into, it will receive such information.

By Dylan Harper

Cosmic information is all around us. We are, in a way, pieces of this Cosmic information. Everything is connected with everything else, and everything comes from the same source, you, The Earth, The Galaxy, everything!

The way we live our lives can steer us away from the Cosmic purpose we hold in our hearts. Thats why, sometimes, the Cosmic Intelligence can send us messages and updates to steer us back towards our hearts purpose.

Sometimes these Cosmic messages can lead us to revolutionary ideas and inventions the world hasnt seen yet.

Anyway, we all get Cosmic Information from time to time. However, not many people are aware when these messages show up in their lives and most of them get ignored.

Here is how to know when you are receiving Cosmic Information:

7 Signs You are Receiving Cosmic Information

1. Sudden Inspiration

Inspiration is a mental stimulation to do something, create something.

It usually comes when you start scratching a subject you are passionate about.

Sudden inspiration is a sure sign that you are receiving Cosmic Information as you are being mentally stimulated to do something that will lead you back to your purpose.

2. Dreams

According to some legends, a part of your soul goes into another world while you dream. This is the dream world, a world between your unconscious mind and reality.

In there you can receive important messages from your own subconsciousness, and from the Cosmic Intelligence.

Having dreams where you get new ideas, insights and advices about things you cant possibly know, are a sure sign of receiving Cosmic Information.

3. Subconscious Signal

Watching a movie where you suddenly hear something that answers a question youve been recently wondering about. Hearing a song that tells a message you feel you needed to hear. Reading a sign on the street that resonates so much with something youve been asking yourself.

All those examples are ways the Cosmic Intelligence is steering...

12:15

Solving the Marathon Bomb Mystery, Part 9: What Is the Role of a Library? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Michele McPhees book. Imagine using a tender family photo in such a way.

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

Dear Mr David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

Greetings!

From my youth I recall the ground floor of the BPL as a quiet, uneventful place. Today (October 23, 2017) it was all hells-a-poppin, especially thanks to the WGBH newsfeed, and activities for readers. Anyone would be uplifted just being there. Congratulations to you and your staff.

I walked over to the bibliographical assistance desk and asked the very helpful librarian four questions. First, Do you have a special section of books that deal with Nine Eleven,? and...

11:16

Ex-wife of paedophile reveals anguish of finding child exploitation images, slow police response "IndyWatch Feed National"

If you know anyone who is a pedophile, you should report them to the police.

There are police sex offenders hotlines or see detectives at any police station

ABC News Australia

Ex-wife of paedophile reveals anguish of finding child exploitation images, slow police response

25 October 2017
Desley Lodwick was living the high life. She was married to a man she loved and travelled the world with him as they ran a $7 million IT business together.

That all changed with the click of a mouse.

It was while staying in a Montreal hotel in June 2003 that Dr Lodwick innocently used her husbands laptop to check her email and uncovered a side to her then partner that she never expected.

I saw the history of what he had been visiting, she told 7.30.

There were some weird names and a website for RSVP, but RSVP for children in Russia and he was about to go to Russia.

I was in shock. I was numb.

Three weeks later, Dr Lodwick copied everything she could from the offending laptop to a hard drive and stored it in a bank safety deposit box.

She had uncovered thousands of illegal child exploitation images, which she went through to ensure none of her friends or familys children were in the photos.

It was horrendous, she said.

I dont tell people much about what I saw because if I did they would have to deal with it. It would change people.

I lost everything

09:30

According to CERN, Our Universe Shouldnt Even Exist "IndyWatch Feed National"

Perhaps the biggest mystery of all is our entire universe itself. Humans have been baffled and curious about the creation of the universe since the beginning of time, and even now scientists are amazed we even exist!

The more we discover about the creation of the universe and the genetic code of our cosmic existence, the more we discover that we are not even close to figuring anything out. The answer to one question leads to ten more questions! All in all, the universe we are apart of is amazing and were lucky to be here, according to nuclear scientists

Life is much more than luck of the draw and scientists researching the creation of the universe are amazed that we are even here. Why? Well, from everything we know about the actual creation of the universe and the way things work in space, scientists believe we should have ultimately destroyed ourselves in the process! According to the standard model of the universe, there are equal amounts of matter and antimatter, making scientists believe the two shouldve canceled each other out.

As reported by Cosmos Magazine, Christian Smorra, the author behind the study, said:

All of our observations find a complete symmetry between matter and antimatter, which is why the universe should not actually exist.

An asymmetry must exist here somewhere but we simply do not understand where the difference is. What is the source of the symmetry break?

Researchers set out to find some answers about how we ever made it out of the creation of the universe in a groundbreaking study! Researchers from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)  tested out different possibilities such as mass and electric charge when looking into the possibility that there was a difference in magnetism even though the matter and antimatter were thought to be identical. CERN uses the worlds largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter the fundamental particles. The research revealed that the two are actually much more symmetrical than we thought! 

CERN spokesperson Stefan Ulmer said:.....

09:00

NSW Bar Association Urges Victims Of Sexual Harassment To Come Forward "IndyWatch Feed National"

Victims of sexual harassment by members of the NSW Bar are being urged to come forward in the wake of explosive allegations levelled against prominent Sydney barrister Charles Waterstreet earlier this week.

President of the New South Wales Bar Association, Arthur Moses SC told New Matilda his organisation urged any victims of sexual harassment by members of the NSW Bar to make a complaint to the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner so that it can be investigated and in appropriate cases report the behaviour to Police.

Mr Moses has also warned that barristers in NSW who engage in sexual harassment can be struck off and may face criminal charges.

Sexual harassment is not condoned in any manner by the NSW Bar nor is standing by and not intervening, he said.

Tough sanctions are in place regarding sexual harassment by legal practitioners. Rule 123 of the Legal Profession Uniform Conduct (Barristers) Rules 2015 provides that a barrister must not engage in conduct which constitutes discrimination and sexual harassment in the course of practice.

The NSW Bar Association has the power to intervene and investigate any complaints of sexual harassment. If a barristers conduct is found to constitute sexual harassment, they face serious consequences, including the loss of their profession.

The breach of Rule 123 can result in findings of unsatisfactory professional conduct or professional misconduct and an order that a barrister be struck off, Mr Moses said.

Conduct of this kind may also amount to a criminal offence, a complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission or the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board.

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08:47

Police Inquire Into Waterstreet Allegations, While University Bans His Job Ads "IndyWatch Feed National"

Pressure continues to mount on Charles Waterstreet the inspiration behind the popular ABC television drama Rake. Nina Funnell reports.

NSW Police began making inquiries this morning into allegations prominent Sydney barrister Charles Waterstreet sexually harassed a young woman during a job interview at his Elizabeth Street offices in August this year.

On Tuesday New Matilda revealed explosive claims made by third year Sydney University law student, Tina Huang, alleging that Mr Waterstreet showed her nude images of women and a masturbation video during the one-hour job interview.

Ms Huang also alleged that Mr Waterstreet described how he liked to go to sex parties and enjoyed having women snort cocaine off his body, before revealing he preferred to hire pretty young things to work with him.

Today, Ms Huang was contacted by NSW Police. Her lawyer Michael Bradley, managing partner at Marque Lawyers said it took a lot of courage for my client to come forward publicly and I hope that other women will feel empowered to tell their stories too.

Ms Huang, 21, applied for the paralegal position after seeing the job advertised in Sydney Universitys CareersHub website.

Approximately 80 students gathered in a snap protest outside the new law faculty building at Sydney University at lunch time to demand Mr Waterstreets job ads are no longer promoted to students.

Protestors at Sydney University earlier today, in which they successfully demanded job ads from Charles Waterstreet be banned from the Sydney University online jobs forum.Protestors at Sydney University earlier today, in which they successfully demanded job ads from Charles Waterstreet be banned from the Sydney University online jobs forum.

A spokesperson for the university has confirmed the ban on job ads from Mr Waterstreet.

The personal safety of our students is of primary concern, a university spokesperson told Honi Soit.

The protest was organised by Sydney University Womens Collective.

It is incredibly brave for Tina to speak out about a situation where the power differential between Waterstreet and herself was staggering, a member of the Collective was reported as saying.

It is rare that a harasser is publicly accused. Powerful men like Waterstreet usually get to harass women with impunity, no matter how many people in their industry know about it, the Collective said.

In other developments, television and news media...

08:07

Researchers probe 'never-before-seen' influx of tropical pyrosomes off Alaska "IndyWatch Feed National"

Researchers at NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center are reporting a never-before-seen phenomenon in Alaska waters-an influx of strange organisms that resemble flattened, translucent sea pickles. It may sound like dj vu. A similar story made headlines along the West Coast last summer, but this is a new situation for Alaska. Scientists call these jelly-like organisms pyrosomes. The creatures typically live in tropical waters around the world, occasionally emerging a little farther north in sub-tropical waters. But no one has ever recorded pyrosomes as far north as Alaska. Pyrosomes were encountered in NOAA acoustic, surface, and bottom trawl surveys throughout the year from Kodiak to the offshore waters of southeastern Alaska. "Fishermen first observed pyrosomes in Alaska in early February in such high densities that the organisms clogged their fishing gear," said Jim Murphy, fisheries research biologist, Alaska Fisheries Science Center. "I was contacted by biologists at Alaska Department of Fish and Game who shared specimens with me and I identified the species." The big question is: Was this just an unusual year - a unique phenomenon - or does this reflect a lasting change that could have food web implications? Scientists across the surveys witnessed rockfish species and sablefish eating pyrosomes. Pyrosomes filter and ingest tiny plant and animal cells from the plankton and may compete with other small grazers that represent more preferable or more nutritious fish prey. At this point, there are more questions than answers.

08:02

#PizzaGate and #PedoGate Articles, News Updates for October 2017 "IndyWatch Feed National"

#PizzaGate #PedoGate Articles and News Updates for October 2017

Source: Ascension With Earth




October 25, 2017

Here are a compilation of news articles that are flooding the alternative news networks exposing the pedophile problem in Hollywood, USA. After this exposure we should see more disclosures and arrests taking place in other parts of the world. It is time to expose the pedophile and satanic ritual abuse which are supported by elite politicians, celebrities, and media personalities from around the world such as the UK, Australia, & Vatican.

The Next Big Hollywood Sex Scandal Is Already BreakingAt NickelodeonThe Harvey Weinstein scandal may have opened up a whole can of worms for Hollywood, but (to employ another metaphor) that is just the tip of the iceberg. The scandal is due to crack wide open any day now, and its not another Weinstein tale. Its worse.
https://www.redstate.com/kiradavis/2017/10/24/next-big-hollywood-sex-scandal-already-breaking...at-nickelodeon/

Hollywood is overcrowded with pedophiles and predators
When Corey Feldman declared in 2011 that The No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and isand always will bepedophilia, some people in the media didnt pay much attention to him because Feldman sounded like a conspiracy theorist. But as the years went by, Feldman was shown to be absolutely right.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/10/25/hollywood-is-overcrowded-with-pedophiles-and-predators/

#PizzaGate #Pedogate Update - Corey Feldman Requests Support To Expose A Major Hollywood Pedophilia Ring
http://www.ascensionwithearth.com/20...

08:00

Did Ethereum ICO? Founder Joe Lubin Gives Uncertain Answer "IndyWatch Feed National"

A Quartz event on Tuesday saw a founding developer of the ethereum protocol answer high-level questions about the state of blockchain technology.

07:18

WATCH: Florida Deputy Breaks Into Elderly Mans Home and Robs Him "IndyWatch Feed National"

(Sputnik)  A Florida sheriffs deputy was recently arrested after home surveillance video showed him burglarizing the home of an elderly man who died after falling and gravely injuring himself during Hurricane Irma.

Deputy Jason Cooke was arrested last week on charges of burglary and grand theft with a firearm for allegedly stealing from 85-year-old Moe Rosoff.

The Palm Beach County sheriffs deputy reportedly found Rosoffs garage code in a dispatch log and used it to enter Rosoffs home 90 minutes after paramedics took the elderly man, who had fallen and hurt himself, to the hospital, where he died.

Rosoffs son turned in a video recorded by the homes motion detection system showing Cooke taking items from the home. According to Rosoffs family, Cooke stole money, jewelry and medications.

The family also accuses the Palm Beach police of dragging out the case and withholding important documents pertinent to Cookes arrest. The family reported the sheriffs deputy to the police eight days after he broke into the home, but Cooke was only arrested five weeks later.

Rosoffs relatives also claim that Cooke took a pill as he left the home. Medications were found in Cookes patrol car by investigators, but these were not Rosoffs medications, they claim. Rather, they say, this shows Cooke is on duty while impaired.

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Image Source: Tony Webster, Flickr, Creative Commons

If Officer Cooke was operating in his official capacity under these medications, the family said in a statement, it is our belief that he may have posed a significant threat to the publics safety since just a few of the noted side effects of these medications include confusion, impaired thinking, impaired reactions, abnormal behavior, tremors, drowsiness, altered state of consciousness and anger.

In our opinion, had we not had this video, this cop would still be out there posing a threat of danger to the community he swore to protect and committing more crimes.

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07:01

China Moving to Take the Lead in Technology "IndyWatch Feed National"

China is moving rapidly to advance and take the lead in technology from the United States and they will accomplish that in the years ahead. China is moving very fast on every front. China is moving faster on quantum communications and computing and they are embracing real Artificial Intelligence that is being ignored by the powers that be in the US government.

We were granted our business license in China BECAUSE of our technology while the USA keeps trying to suppress technology advancement in our field. That means the government even had to review the conflicts with the USA and dismissed them as all other nations as being stitched up as one put it in Europe.

The regulators in the USA have one policy if the big boys do it its OK. They are Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Jail, but big enough to hire government employees. Anyone else has to be regulated when the regulators do not even understand what they are doing. The bottom-line policy at the US regulators if they do not understand it, regulate it out of existence. You are not allowed to compete against New York City.

In the United States, there remains overregulation because the government is clueless about technology. The next crisis will be really worse than 2007-2009 because they have chased so many from the marketplace with fines and regulations that make no sense. The SEC has had to announce strengthing rules for their own people in trading on inside information. The more regulators we have the more corruption that exists.

I have stated before, when I was managing positions for the Onassis estate in commodities, I had the largest physical position in Platinum. It took six months to get permission to trade at that level way beyond exchange limits and when I picked up the phone the first time, everyone already knew the size of my position. So much for regulators. Today, positions of managers over $100 million in assets must be reported to the SEC. You can bet that info is handed out under the table through the back door.

In quick succession, China in recent months has utilized a...

05:45

Stabbed, beaten, and robbed: refugees on Manus to be abandoned in danger "IndyWatch Feed National"

Todays report from Human Rights Watch lays bare the fear, cruelty and danger the refugees and people seeking asylum face on Manus Island.

Human Rights Watch visited Manus in September and spoke to dozens of men about their fears, including those who have been stabbed, beaten, and robbed when theyve left the guarded centre. Some men were too scared to leave the centre to meet with the HRW team. The Australian Government intends to push a further 600 men towards this danger when the guarded centre is closed in six days.

Daniel Webb, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, who has been to Manus three times to speak with the men there, said:

"Today Human Rights Watch calls Manus a dangerous failure. Last week the UN called it a humanitarian disaster. These men have had four years of their lives ripped away from them. Theyve been beaten. Theyve been shot. And theyve suffered the sheer torment of not knowing if or when their ordeal would ever end.

"After four years of fear, violence and suffering, these men deserve a future. But instead our Government is trying to bludgeon them into returning to persecution or moving from one dead end camp to another. Its the height of cruelty," said Mr Webb.

A notice posted inside the Manus Island detention centre last week warned refugees that from the 31 October 2017, all food, water and electricity will be disconnected, protective fences will be removed and the facility will be handed over to the PNG Defence Forces.

On Good Friday this year, drunk soldiers from the PNG Defence Forces attacked the centre, ramming the centre fence with a vehicle to try to gain entry and firing over 100 shots, including from an M-16 Assault Rifle, into the centre where hundreds of refugees feared for their lives.

"It beggars belief. PNG military personnel have attacked these men before. Now our Government is tearing down the fences and putting them in charge. Peter Dutton and Malcolm Turnbull can't just sit back and wait for further bloodshed. Every single man on Manus must be immediately evacuated to safety in Australia," said Mr Webb....

05:02

2017 Chinese Australian Hometown Heritage Tour "IndyWatch Feed National"

In March 2017, we Kate Bagnall and Sophie Couchman hosted our inaugural Chinese Australian Hometown Heritage Tour to Hong Kong and Guangdong. The tour ran for ten days, from 22 March to 31 March 2017, and visited Hong Kong, Jiangmen, Kaiping, Taishan, Xinhui, Zhongshan and Zhuhai. We were joined on the tour by sixteen

04:25

Freedom is relative "IndyWatch Feed National"

The demolition of the Manus Island centre is set to begin in one week, which means the water supplies are steadily decreasing, resources are diminishing, and power is being progressively shut off. The men are being smoked out, but they dont plan on leaving. As Aziz (Abdul Aziz Muhamat) said in a recent mini-episode of The Messenger, we are determined to go ahead with our resistance and we are not going to give up.

04:03

The AWU WA Branch paid for Bruce Wilson's rented love-shack in inner-city Melbourne - where'd the bond go Bruce? "IndyWatch Feed National"

This episode doesn't involve a great deal of money - but it does give us an insight into Bruce Morton Wilson and the way he operated. On Monday 29 June 1992 Bruce Wilson was appointed acting Victoria Branch Secretary. On Friday 3 July he was back in Perth to get...

03:44

Amokachi backs Unsworth for Everton permanent job "IndyWatch Feed National"

Former Everton striker Daniel Amokachi has called on the club to appoint David Unsworth as permanent manager. Unsworth who is the clubs Under-23 manager was placed in temporary charge on Tuesday, a day after Ronald Koemans dismissal. He is somebody who is willing to die for the team, Amokachi told BBC World Service. Once a blue, always a blue. I would love to see him appointed. He has all the qualities to take Everton to the next level. Amokachi, who featured for Nigeria at the 1994 and 1998...

The post Amokachi backs Unsworth for Everton permanent job appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

03:29

Not Happy "IndyWatch Feed National"

Debt amount: 
$329
Date debt issued: 
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Period debt occurred: 
June 2016
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Newstart Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

I am anti-depressants, & my anxiety levels are skyrocketing because Centrelink aren't listening to me.

I think this is one of those things where you know it's wrong but you end up having to pay anyway because they have you over a barrel.

How do you feel about the way the Government has handled this process?: 

Disillusioned that taxpayer $ went to a system w...

03:14

Resolution 50: War Is Not the Answer "IndyWatch Feed National"

October 25, 2017

WHEREAS, in 2005, the AFL-CIO Convention passed a historic resolution calling for the rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, and an end to the countrys occupation; and

WHEREAS, in 2011, the AFL-CIO Executive Council declared that American troops must be brought home from Iraq and Afghanistan, and that the militarization of our foreign policy has proven to be a costly mistake; it is time to invest at home; and

WHEREAS, now 75% of Americans believe the result of the war in Iraq was not worth the loss of American lives and other costs; and

WHEREAS, the eventual cost to taxpayers for the Afghanistan and Iraq wars will top $4 trillion; and

WHEREAS, since 2001 the United States has used military force in numerous countries, leading to the death of an untold number of civilians, the destruction of infrastructure, a massive number of refugees and the destabilizing of sovereign nationsthere are now military threats directed against Iran and North Korea, with a potential death toll in either country in the millions and which, in the case of North Korea in particular, involve the threat of nuclear war; and

WHEREAS, while the United States ranks first by far in military spending, it ranks 7th in literacy, 20th in education, 25th in infrastructure quality, 37th in quality of health care, 31st in life expectancy, and 56th in infant mortality; and

WHEREAS, 6,831 United States military personnel have died in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and about one million have been injured. There are over 39,000 homeless military veterans; on any night, more than 1.4 million are at high risk of homelessness, of which 9% are women, and 20 military veterans/active duty military take their own lives each day; and

WHEREAS, it is vital that the workers and our unions promote a foreign policy independent of the political interests and foreign policy of Wall Street and corporate America;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the AFL-CIO pro...

02:59

Researchers Study the Best Way to Induce Lucid Dreaming "IndyWatch Feed National"

To many of us, being the masters of our own dreams is of great interest, and numerous techniques have been devised to enable individual dreamers to induce a state of lucid dreaming, wherein the dreamer realizes that they're in a dream-state, and can thus take control. But, as it is with many other phenomena, different lucid dreaming techniques will deliver varying levels of effectiveness, so what technique will produce the most consistent results? A new study on the subject pitted a number of these different methods against one another in an attempt to answer that question.

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02:35

Building conservations brain trust in Madagascar "IndyWatch Feed National"

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar Nothing says patience quite like tromping around wet woods in the middle of the night to collar bats and track them back to their daytime roosts. And creativity certainly played a role in a recent study tracking the bushmeat trade by scouring urban dumps for tortoise shells. Julie Hanta Razafimanahaka was a co-author of each of those efforts. But ask her what it takes to become a field biologist in Madagascar and youll get a different answer altogether. Well, Razafimanahaka said, you have to be very lucky: thats the first thing. And it helps to be friendly too. That doesnt mean theres no chance, it means you really have to talk with many people, she added especially researchers with foreign passports. Razafimanahaka got involved in the research project that led to her masters thesis not because she was particularly interested in bats, she recalled, but because she was able to finagle a meeting with a Welsh researcher doing fieldwork in her favorite part of Madagascar the castle-like limestone formations of Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. Nearly fifteen years later, she can trace the arc of her career back to that first meeting. The fieldwork in Tsingy de Bemaraha was part of a series of projects run by scholars at the University of Aberdeen with backing from the British government aimed at building up the CVs and skill sets of a new generation of Malagasy biologists to work on bat conservation. Yet when the fieldwork wrapped

02:26

What No One Tells You About Treating Your Mental Illness With Pharmaceuticals "IndyWatch Feed National"

You know, there are so many things that we hear these days about taking pharmaceuticals for mental illness. We hear how it works, how there is no way that it could work, how its only meant to be a crutch, etc., etc. However, I can assure you that what I am going to say is not something you hear often.

I have battled with depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder for quite some time. Depression came first, though, which led to me being an expert guinea pig for my doctors to experiment on with their medications. And while I have let them intermittently pump me full of drugs, it never lasts very long.

The first time, I was around seventeen. And all I can remember thinking as the doctor changed my prescription each week, is that it didnt seem like the doctor took anything very seriously. Especially my health. I mean, I am not an expert by no means, but it cant be healthy for a teenager to be taking a new anti-depressant each week. The last straw for that stint was wanting to commit suicide more strongly than I ever had after that very same doctor gave me the maximum dosage of Zoloft.

After that, for years I just stayed away from the stuff. Yet, I continued to suffer through my symptoms with no help. By 21 I was ready for round two, and by the time I was 24 I was on eight different medications. Unfortunately, where that landed me was to a state of medically induced mania that almost ruined my life.

Now, dont get me wrong. Im not saying that drugs dont help. What I am saying, is that I couldnt agree more with the actor Jim Carrey when he commented on his Prozac use.

It feels like a low level of despair you live in where youre not getting any answers but your living ok and you can smile at the office, but its a low level of despair. Jim Carrey said regarding Prozac.

Carrey put it like a true pharmaceutical veteran. And it really got my wheels turning. Especially, now that I am on Prozac. And it helps, but its more of a crutch. Its something that pushes me out of the bed each day, but only so I can make it through. I had to wonder to myself, how on Earth did Carrey find the courage to get off the drugs for good? What pushed him to that point?

In his own words, I realized that everything was just okay.

At first glance, or upon hearing this for the first time, I was outraged. How dare he. The Prozac and Abilify cocktail I take each night saved my life. But did it really? Or will it eventually ruin my life, when the health repercussions finally catch up to the rest of my aging body?

Who knows?

With that being said, I truly thought about his words. What a madman. I thought.

However, after thinking about it for some time, and considering...

02:20

MACKAY Shoal Point teen faces court on long list of charges "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY October 26, 2017 at 07:22AM ,

Shoal Point teen faces court on long list of charges

October 26, 2017 at 07:22AM ,

Caitlin Schimke, 17, fronted Mackay Magistrates Court on Wednesday on the charges which also include stealing, shoplifting, possessing tainted

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MACKAY Former truck driver faces four charges "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY October 26, 2017 at 05:52AM ,

Former truck driver faces four charges

October 26, 2017 at 05:52AM ,

Hodgetts case was mentioned by defence solicitor Antoinette Morton, Fisher Dore Lawyers, in Mackay Magistrates Court on Wednesday. Ms Morton

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MACKAY Crocodile was spotted at Harbour Beach yesterday "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY October 26, 2017 at 05:41AM ,

Crocodile was spotted at Harbour Beach yesterday

October 26, 2017 at 05:41AM ,

Mackay residents are calling on the Council to install swimming enclosures after a 2 and a half metre long crocodile was spotted at Harbour Beach

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MACKAY News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, 26th October 2017 "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY October 26, 2017 at 05:00AM ,

News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, 26th October 2017

October 26, 2017 at 05:00AM ,

The local man appeared in Mackay Magistrates Court charged with grievous bodily harm. A new map has been released that combines all the rules

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02:02

We are being lied to about poverty its grim "IndyWatch Feed National"

A TRAGIC INDICATOR of increasing poverty and unemployment is the suicide toll. Another indicator is an increasing prison population. Another indicator is the widening gap between the average worker and the top one per cent of earners. Another indicator is the many more hours people have to work to make ends meet. Another indicator is []

02:02

Attack on GetUp and the Australian Workers Union is a set up "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Ugly

The raid on the Melbourne and Sydney of the Australian Workers Union is a disgrace that has the stink of a hatched government plot, to use a strong arm to deflect attention from its own failures.

Thanks to an error made by someone in the minister Michaelia Cashs office, it is known that the raid was known about before it took place and it looks like the media was deliberately notified for the purposes of a photo shoot.

The error was not in doing it, but in admitting that it has happened.

It is a direct violation of what is supposed to be a separation between government and the forces of the law and some serious questions need to be answered. If these answers are not forthcoming, the minister and her government must be held to account for what can only be described as a gross violation of democratic rights.

As it is, the targeted union is being tried by media. This is not the first time this has occurred, and it is a sad commentary on the degeneration of the Australian political process in recent times.

Senator Cash has been exposed as a liar, after having denied any prior knowledge, before undeniable proof that this is unlikely was put before her.

She had to back down by saying:  I have just been advised that, without my knowledge, one staff member in my office in the course of discussions with journalists indicated that he had received information that a raid may take place.

This is not good enough. The incident deserves a thorough public investigation. Without this, people are going to rightly consider that a cover up is taking place.

Whether one is for them or not, it doesnt take all that much to realise that a desperate attempt to smear Bill Shorten and the Labor Party is taking place.

It also throws into relief the effort being made to destroy GetUp, by creating a picture that ties in the accusation that the organisation is a political tool being used by Shorten and Labor, not on the back of evidence, but by creating a media.

The second violation of democratic rights that has occurred is that the charge is made first and then action is taken to make sure it sticks. It is a reversal of just and fair legal process that created a very dangerous precedent.

The Australian Workers Union was selected because Bill Shorten was once its secretary.

GetUp is being attacked and had its office raided as well, because of its campaigns have proved to be a thorn in the governments side. To run these campaigns, it receives donations from many places. This does not compromise its independence.

To suggest otherwise is to target all organisations that rely on public donations.

The union...

02:01

Assistant Directors "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

02:01

NSP Live Ep 39 Gotta Role-play to Prep for Court "IndyWatch Feed National"

Spoke with Moses in Colorado and Andreas from Adelaide, Australia.  Prepping for court requires role-playing, Andreas didnt and is going to court right after the show.

Infamous Witt from Gilbert, Arizona called about the good things governments do, such as the Hoover Dam.

The post NSP Live Ep 39 Gotta Role-play to Prep for Court appeared first on MarcStevens.net.

02:00

Dr Paul wins Rhodes scholarship to Oxford "IndyWatch Feed National"

WIRADJURI woman Dr Claudia Paul has become the third Australian Indigenous person to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, having been named the 2018 Rhodes Scholar for South Australia. Dr Paul, 24, an Adelaide University medical graduate from Broken Hill, will use her scholarship to undertake a Masters of International Health and Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford, England. One of the worlds most prestigious scholarships, the Rhodes recognises outstanding academic achievement, character, leadership, and a commitment to community service.

01:52

When Government Wanted To Prosecute Tribune Reporter For LeakBut Feared Public Just Wouldnt Get It "IndyWatch Feed National"

Newly published documents by the National Security Archive reveal why a grand jury refused to prosecute a Chicago Tribune reporter during World War II for a leak.

Correspondent Stanley Johnston was accused of revealing the United States cracked a Japanese code, which alerted the military to Japanese war plans before the Battle of Midway. A Tribune editor attributed the source of information to naval intelligence.

A prosecution was contemplated under the Espionage Act, but the government backed off because they feared what may happen if a trial publicized that the U.S. compromised the Japanese code.

The Justice Department under President Barack Obama fought against a lawsuit filed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. It lost when a district court ruled in 2015 that disclosure would result in a more complete public record of this historic event and affirm the government is open, in all respects, to scrutiny by the people.

Yet, the government appealed, and it was not until September 2016, when the appeals court ruled against the governments claim that a federal court had no jurisdiction to order the release of transcripts, that an effort to keep 75 year-old documents secret came to an end.

During World War II, the U.S. military expected journalists accredited as war correspondents to submit stories prior to publication for censorshipor what the Pentagon may now refer to as prepublication review. Johnston was accredited by the Navy at Pearl Harbor.

In grand jury testimony from August 18, 1942, Johnston indicated that he knew he was to submit for the purpose of censorship all written or photographic material, either private correspondence, or anything for publication, released with the Navy or after my return. Letters or dispatches were even to be subjected to censorship like any person in the military forces.

Johnston, who was Australian but recently obtained U.S. citizenship, also testified, I have a son twenty years of age. The last word I had from my mother was that he had gone with the Australian Army to the war front. He is probably somewhere up there now where they are fighting.

If you think that I would do anything that would hurt the men in the United States Navy, or my son, there is nothing that I can do about it, Johnston added. If I am indicted in this case here, I know I havent done anythingthere has been no intent, and they tell me there has to be intent. And if there is anything I have done, and I am indicted on this, it will wreck me forever. I know that in court it will be....

01:48

Top US trade official says no to ISDS in NAFTA as ISDS critics grow across the political spectrum "IndyWatch Feed National"

October 26, 2017: US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said publicly last week that the US wants to opt out of ISDS in NAFTA, because of the risk and costs of US governments being sued by foreign corporations, and despite corporate lobby groups pushing to retain ISDS.

Speaking in a press conference, he said Ive had people come in and say, literally, to me: Oh, but you cant do this: you cant change ISDS. You cant do that because we wouldnt have made the investment otherwise. Im thinking, Well, then why is it a good policy of the United States government to encourage investment in Mexico?  The bottom line is, business says: We want to make decisions and have markets decide. But! We would like to have political risk insurance paid for by the United States government. And to me thats absurd. You either are in the market, or youre not in the market.

This week rejection of ISDS was reinforced across the political spectrum from  the US  National Conference of State Legislatures and state attorneys general to small business organizations and unions to  hundreds of the nations leading legal and economics professors, who released a letter calling on the administration to remove ISDS from NAFTA. Stark criticism of ISDS has come from voices as disparate as U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and pro-free trade think tanks such as the Cato Institute to U.S. Sena...

01:04

Why GumshoeNews Does Not Advocate Fair and Balanced Reporting "IndyWatch Feed National"

The media are waiting when the plainclothes Australian Federal Police arrive (photo AAP, Julian Smith)

by Dee McLachlan

Mainstream media personnel are no more than political lackeys and this includes, of course, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). In my young days in South Africa, during the apartheid regime (which ended in 1990), the press was censored and dictated to by government. How is that different from Oz today?

The Media Henchmen

We can refer to some journalists as media henchmen. Workplace Relations Minister, Senator Michaelia Cash, has admitted that her staff tipped off journalists ahead of raids by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on the Australian Workers Union (AWU) headquarters in Sydney and Melbourne.

Huffpost writes,

The revelation has fueled Labor...

01:02

MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS: Was Sandy Hook Shooter Known to FBI Prior to School Massacre? "IndyWatch Feed National"

21st Century wire says

The FBI recently released new documents regarding the bizarre and still forensically critiqued Sandy Hook elementary school shooting tragedy.


SANDY HOOK Many questions still remain in this perplexing case.  (Photo Illustration 21WIREs Shawn Helton)

KEY POINT: Its important to remember that even though the events at Sandy Hook were said to have been carried out by a deranged lone gunman named Adam Lanza, initial reports on several CBS and ABC affiliates following the Sandy Hook mass shooting stated there was a second shooter who was apprehended at the scene.

We should also be reminded that mainstream media reportage of the Sandy Hook tragedy took audiences down several rabbit holes of their own making, eventually implicating an unlikely suspect (left photo) with Aspergers syndrome, in an apparently motiveless crime.

Not since the forensically questionable Columbine High School ...

00:51

Methodologist "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

00:40

"Dont Worry, Everybody Else is Crazy Too" "IndyWatch Feed National"

"Dont Worry, Everybody Else is Crazy Too" 
by David Cain

"Human beings make a big deal about being normal. Were probably the only species for which its normal to think youre not normal. Every society operates under thousands of unspoken rules, and when you break them people get nervous. There are acceptable and unacceptable ways to stand in line at the bank, order at restaurants, and answer the phone. There are appropriate and inappropriate birthday gifts, wedding toasts, and hugging styles.

Every type of social situation has its own subsection of laws and procedures. You can make everyone around you instantly uncomfortable just by facing the back wall while riding an elevator, or asking a fellow bus passenger if they want to hear a story.

Miraculously, most of us have learned most of these rules by the time we become adults, at least enough to fulfill our basic responsibilities without causing a scene. The moment kid...

00:38

First Jurassic ichthyosaur discovery in India "IndyWatch Feed National"

This video about ichthyosaurs is called Sea Reptile Birth Walking with Dinosaurs in HQ BBC.

From PLOS ONE:

First Jurassic ichthyosaur fossil found in India

The fish-like reptile was over five-meter long, likely ate ammonites and other crunchy prey

October 25, 2017

A new near-complete fossilized skeleton is thought to represent the first Jurassic ichthyosaur found in India, according to a study published October 25, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Guntupalli Prasad from the University of Delhi, India, and colleagues.

Ichthyosaurs, literally fish lizards in Greek, were large marine reptiles which lived alongside dinosaurs in the Mesozoic Era. While many ichthyosaur fossils have been found in North American and Europe, in the Southern Hemisphere, their fossil record has mostly been limited to South America and Australia.

Now, the authors of the present study report what they believe to be the first Jurassic ichthyosaur found in India, from the Kachchh area in Gujarat. The near-complete skeleton, nearly 5.5m long, is thought to belong to the Ophthalmosauridae family, which likely lived between around 165 and 90 million years ago. It was found among fossils of ammonites and squid-like belemnites, and its tooth wear patterns suggest it predated such hard, abrasive animals.

While the authors have not yet been able to pinpoint the ichthyosaurs species, they believe that a full identification could inform on possible ophthalmosaurid dispersal between India and South America. They hope that unearthing more Jurassic vertebrates in this region could provide further insights into the evolution of marine reptiles in this part of the globe.

Lead author Guntupalli Prasad notes: This is a remarkable discovery not only because it is the first Jurassic ichthyosaur record from India, but also it thr...

00:37

Morrisons Corporate tax cut drive is wrong "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

Treasurer Scott Morrison is calling for the company tax rate cut to be fast tracked, claiming that this is the only way to get the Australian economy moving.

Scott Morrison is dead wrong about this.

It is important to get past the hype that this tax will encourage investment and that Australia needs to follow company tax cuts in the United states and Great Britain to be competitive.

While it is true that the amount of investment in Australia is currently going down and that this is important, this should not blind one from realising that the forms that this investment takes is just as important, if not more so. Failure of the government to take this into accoun,t can only lead to improper policy.  And this is exactly what is happening.

The best explanation for the failure is that sectional interests of some of the biggest backers of the Coalition parties are writing the policy and the politicians are following the script.

Jim Miinifie, in his report for the Grattan Institute, Stagnation Nation: Australian investment in a low growth world (2017), suggests that a major factor is that investment in mining has fallen 15 percent since 2015 and 12 percent in the last year alone, and occurring within the context of a sluggish global economy and changing demand and price patterns. It makes intuitive sense and is also backed up with evidence.

Past over-investment in the industry is also a problem, because sooner or later, later a crunch was bound to come to pull down the excess.

Even more important. is that the structure of investment is changing, and this change is already pronounced. According to information from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), non-mining investment has risen 5 percent in the last year. This is not as much as it looks, because it has risen from a low base. Nevertheless, it is a rise.

Much of it has been taken by investment in telecommunications and most of what is left over is accounted for by the growth in in the selling of goods and services, continuing the shift away from traditional industries.

A marked characteristic of the services sector, in the periods following the introduction of computerisation, is that it is much less capital intensive than mining and manufacturing. What this means is that starting up, operating and expanding economic activity requires less investment in technology and processes and is much more labour intensive. A higher labour intensity  is a big reason why this is the major growth area for new jobs, whether full time or casualised and from where the biggest pressure for cutting the cost of labour is coming from....

00:18

Students To Protest Sydney Uni Funnelling Young Women Into Charlies Web "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sydney University students have launched a petition and have called a snap rally for 1pm today on the lawns outside the new law school to demand the University stop promoting jobs at prominent barrister Charles Waterstreets chambers in Sydney. It follows explosive revelations published by New Matilda on Tuesday, that Sydney University law student, Tina Huang had experienced serious sexual harassment by Waterstreet, who allegedly showed her images of nude women and a masturbation video during a job interview. Waterstreet denies the allegations. Anna Hush, Sydney Universitys 2016 Womens Officer explains why students are angry.

Charles Waterstreet is the flamboyant darling of the Sydney criminal law scene. Hes also an old boy of Sydney University, with a storied history from his time at college.

In the 1960s he attended St Johns College at Sydney University for one year, after which he was reportedly expelled and excommunicated by Cardinal Gilroy. Reflecting on his time at Johns in The Age, he wrote: When men are gathered together in living quarters as boys, when their hormones are raging against the night, fuelled by Fosters and unlimited liquor, in an atmosphere that winks at shows of bravado and rebellion, then the consequences are predictable. Someone is bound to go too far because the boundaries are so blurred.

Ah, those familiar blurred lines.

For what else is a boy to do, when his hormones are raging and the beer is freely flowing?

In his memoir, he writes jovially about spying on nurses at the adjacent hospital as they undressed after their shifts (calling it a vital part of a freshers duty). Waterstreet also fondly recalls having kissed the bottom of every girl at Womens [College, a female dormitory], running from room to room flinging the bedclothes off and lifting their nightdresses up and plastering a wet one.

Charming.

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And what better way to show off your bravado and rebellion than by entering womens rooms during the night and removing their clothes without their consent?

Waterstreet refers to this incident as a mere stunt. For the college women, however, this would be a terrifying invasion of privacy. One also wonders how safe they would f...

00:01

India responds to calls to resist medicine monopolies in RCEP "IndyWatch Feed National"

October 26, 2017: MSF (Doctors without Borders) has called for India and other countries to block RCEP proposals from Japan and South Korea that would allow pharmaceutical companies to have stronger monopolies, prevent competition and keep medicine prices high. They added that it was time to end the push for ever-higher levels of monopoly control of medicines through free trade agreements . RCEP negotiators are meeting in Incheon, South Korea this week.

The Wire reports that a spokesperson for the Indian government has responded that this is a 'red line' for India and some other countries, and they would not agree to any proposals that would prevent competition and threaten Indias ability to continue to be a supplier of cheap generic medicines.

Other major disagreements are reported on tariff levels, investor rights to sue governments, electronic commerce, trade in services and government procurement.

Wednesday, 25 October

23:56

Manus Island refugees fear for lives "IndyWatch Feed National"

A trip to the supermarket can be an exercise in dicing with death on Manus Island, according to a new report.

An Iranian asylum seeker claims to have been attacked by local men who left him unconscious after fracturing his skull with a metal rod as they robbed him of his mobile phone and money.

He was flown to Brisbane for treatment.

The incident is highlighted in a report by Human Rights Watch, which interviewed 40 refugees and asylum seekers who live at the Manus Island immigration detention centre or in the community.

The detention centre is slated for closure on Tuesday and more than 600 people are refusing to leave over safety fears.

The report claims young intoxicated local men have been robbing and attacking refugees and asylum seekers using sticks, machetes, rocks, knives and screwdrivers.

A Bangladeshi asylum seeker claimed a man put a knife to his throat when he went to the nearby Lorengau township to buy a chicken.

He required medical evacuation to Port Moresby.

A Rohingya refugee from Burma told the rights group he was too scared to leave the detention centre compound.

The locals have no understanding of people from other countries, he said.

We are walking around in nice clean clothes with mobile phones. The locals dont know what it means to be a refugee. They only know we are prisoners. They were told we are bad people.

The report says refugees have stopped informing police because incidents are not investigated or they are arrested for disturbing local people.

The Australian government insists arrangements are in place to accommodate all refugees and asylum seekers at nearby Lorengau after Tuesday.

Services including mental health services will continue to be provided at the alternative accommodation.
The immigration department has previously insisted any allegations of refugees and asylum seekers being victims of crime on Manus Island are a matter for the PNG police and government.

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23:53

Medicinal cannabis forum set for Brisbane "IndyWatch Feed National"

A workshop in Brisbane on Thursday will update people on medicinal cannabis. (file pic) www.flickr.com/people/90809455@N00

A workshop in Brisbane on Thursday will update people on medicinal cannabis.
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A Queensland mother whose ill son became the first person in the state to be given the right to medicinal cannabis will address a forum on drugs policy.

Lanai Carters son Lindsay, 19, has a brain tumour and suffers from epilepsy.

He was recommended cannabis oil and dried flowers as part of his treatment by doctors in the US, but the family has not been able to obtain the same product in Australia.

Thats due to the complexities of importation laws, production licences and the availability of supplies and it has left Ms Carter worried about the treatment available for her son.

At Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital a trial using CBD cannabinoid products is underway, but research from Israel shows oils containing THC work better for people with epilepsy and brain tumours, Ms Carter said.

Theyre already starting to narrow what can be prescribed, she told AAP.

Its very frustrating.

Ms Carter said some states in the US had an effective, tailored approach to medicinal cannabis and fears Australian regulators will create a less effective pharmaceutical method with a limited range of products.

The compassionate access available to a very limited number of pediatric epilepsy patients, 30 in this state, which has cost taxpayers $6 million, is only supplying a single-molecule product, she said.

(It) has had limited success compared with full plant extracts, which include the full spectrum of cannabinoids.

Ms Carter and Dr Alex Wodak are due to speak on the issue at a forum in Brisbane on Thursday evening.

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23:47

Ministers standing by embattled Cash "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Turnbull government is resisting Labor calls for the resignation of cabinet minister Michaelia Cash after she admitted to misleading a Senate committee.

Instead the government is blaming a serious lapse of judgement by her senior media adviser for the minister wrongly telling the committee none of her staff informed journalists about federal police raids on the Sydney and Melbourne offices of the Australian Workers Union on Tuesday.

Labor says Senator Cashs later explanation, in which she continued to deny prior knowledge of the raids, defied belief.

The government on Thursday sent out senior ministers Christopher Pyne and Christian Porter to defend their cabinet colleague and dismiss calls for her resignation.

We are not going to be lectured by the Labor Party about the Westminster system of government, Mr Pyne told reporters in Canberra.

The reality is Michaelia Cash told the Senate the truth and as soon as she found out shed been misled, she corrected the record.

Mr Porter said Senator Cash did not knowingly mislead parliament.

Michaelia Cash says that she did not know about the actions of her staff, she is absolutely to be believed, he told ABC TV.

Labor is not convinced.

Michaelia Cash has to go and the prime minister is up to his neck in this, opposition frontbencher Tony Burke told Sky News on Thursday.

He said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull either didnt ask or knew not to quiz Senator Cash and adviser David de Garis about the tip-off when he met with them on Wednesday.

Michaelia Cash misled the Senate five times on what she herself said was a very serious allegation that she was offended to hear, Mr Burke said.

Were meant to believe her office watched her do that and didnt tell her what happened.

Crossbench senator Nick Xenophon is prepared to take Senator Cash at her word.

In my dealings with Senator Cash shes always been pretty straight up and down with me, he told ABC radio, adding the Labor call for her resignation was not reasonable.

But he said an independent inquiry was needed to determine how information about the raids was leaked.

The Australian Federal Police raided the AWU offices after the Registered Organisations Commission gaineda warrant from a magistrate amid concerns documents could be destroyed.

Following a referral by Senator Cash, the commission has been investigating the legitimacy of the AWUs $100,000 donation to activist group GetUp! in 2005 when Labor leader Bill Shorten ran the union.

The post...

23:20

Brits heading to US face questioning BEFORE flying out , Trump introduces tougher security measures tomorrow "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

How NOT to get into America.do your brains work? yes or no?

n-400shotHas the applicant ever been involved in, supported or encouraged terrorist activities in any country?

Thoughts of the public re Uncle Sam

In order to become a U.S. citizen, one has to complete the Immigration and Naturalization Services Form N-400.

How long do you think it has been since someone answered yes to question 12(c) in part 10(b):

Between March 23, 1933, and May 8, 1945, did you work for or associate in any way (either directly or indirectly) with any German, Nazi, or S.S. military unit, paramilitary unit, self-defense unit, vigilante unit, citizen unit, police unit, government agency or office, extermination camp, concentration camp, prisoner of war camp, prison, labor camp, or transit camp?

This has gotta be the stupidest, most idiot question on earth

Did you work for Hitler youth in a flak battery or panzerfaust unit?

Do you indulge in Bratwurst or visit the Munich bierfest. if so be pr...

23:12

Surgeon Comforts Orphaned Wombat In The Middle Of The Night "IndyWatch Feed National"

A little wombat lost everything along a road in Australia after her mother was hit and killed by a car but now she's getting the love and comfort she needs. 

"That is a common reason for wombats and other species coming into care," Dr. Howard Ralph, a veterinary surgeon who founded Southern Cross Wildlife Care (SCWC), told The Dodo. "Rosie came to us because she had been hiding in her dead mothers pouch for several days and the carer rightly felt that Rosie was very unwell and was not interested in drinking a bottle."

Credit: Howard Ralph

It was the early hours of the morning when Dr. Ralph comforted Rosie, giving her treatment for severe dehydration and pneumonia. This is often the life of a wildlife veterinarian so devoted his patients.

"We often are involved in late night care of patients," Dr. Ralph said. "The need is enormous ... The days are usually consumed by the urgent matters that often continue into the night and early morning with intensive care." 

Credit: Howard Ralph

Credit: Howard Ralph

Dr. Ralph has been helping wildlife for many years even as a kid he was fascinated by wild animals. Later, he knew he wanted to become a veterinarian.

"During my time at university studying veterinary medicine, it became apparent to me that wildlife generally did not receive the degree of respect that was due and that existed for other species such as domestic patients," Dr. Ralph said. "During my childhood and later as a teacher in Papua New Guinea I had regular contact with wild creatures so that a certain rapport became established early. After graduation the contact with wild patients gradually increased until eventually I undertook post graduate study in wildlife medicine."

Now that he founded and runs SCWC, he gets to spend much of his time helping all kinds of animals who live...

22:20

Marc Faber, Freedom of Speech & Capitalism "IndyWatch Feed National"

Marc Faber, Freedom of Speech & Capitalism Author Jayant Bhandari  Acting Man Political Correctness Hampers Honest Debate What would the world be like today had Europeans never colonized Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and South Asia?  ...

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21:50

Minutes of the Victorian Branch AWU Executive meeting that appointed Bruce Wilson - with Bill Ludwig's "help" "IndyWatch Feed National"

On 29 June, 1992 - just five days after the AWU Workplace Reform Association Inc was incorporated - Bruce Wilson was installed as acting state secretary of the Victorian Branch of the AWU. Just prior to that meeting a standard branch executive meeting took place. The minutes show that AWU...

21:04

It is not Illegal for NYPD Cops to have Sex with Handcuffed Women they Arrest. One Politician is Trying to Change that "IndyWatch Feed National"

A New York City politician is trying to make it illegal for cops to have sex with citizens they arrest, insisting that a citizen in custody is incapable of consenting.

Currently, it is only a violation of departmental policy, which means if a cop rapes a woman in handcuffs, then claims it was consensual, he may end up suspended with pay.

Or at worst, charged with a misdemeanor of official misconduct, which can mean anything and everything.

Councilman Mark Treyger (D-Brooklyn) is drafting the legislation after two NYPD cops were accused of raping a handcuffed 18-year-old woman last month, then claiming it was consensual.

New York City police officers Edward Martins and Richard Hall have been stripped of their badges and guns, but they are still getting paid for working desk duty.

While that might seem like a slap on the wrist, cops tend to view it as prison, according to a 2008 New York Times article.

Some monitor surveillance cameras in housing projects. Others escort prisoners to court or check in patrol cars. And some, true to the police lingo, really do sit behind a desk, shuffling papers and answering phones.

 

These jobs are known as desk duty, a generic phrase in the Police Department for a range of jobs to which hundreds of officers have been reassigned over the years.

 

Pulled off the streets, stripped of guns and badges, kept inside four walls and away as much as possible from the public, officers who are put on desk duty because their conduct is under investigation find themselves far from the enforcement activities they signed up to do.

 

We like to call it the cellblock because it is like you are in prison, said an officer who spent more than 18 months watching surveillance video while authorities investigated an accusation that he had struck a suspect.

Treyger, who represents the district where the woman said she was raped, was outraged to learn there is no law stating there is no consent between a police officer and a person they arrested considering the power dynamics of the interaction, writing the following on...

20:19

Why "Centrists" Will Sink the Democrats, If They Haven't Already "IndyWatch Feed National"

The bipartisan, centrist political consensus is breaking down. That's not an accident, and it's not an injustice. It's the result of repeated failures, both abroad and at home. The question is, what will replace it: something better, or something worse? If Democrats continue to follow the losing ways of the past, we probably won't like the answer.

19:54

Australia: Millionaire Muslima ripped off taxpayers for 18 years, finally kicked out of government-funded home "IndyWatch Feed National"

Rebecca Khodragha no doubt considered these welfare benefits to be her due, in lieu of the jizya that the Quran says that Muslims should collect from subjugated non-Muslim People of the Book. In Islamic law, it is the place of non-Muslims to turn over their funds to the Muslims. Fight those who believe not in []

19:53

CDC Doubles Down on HPV Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed National"

The government agency is now telling adult women to get these multiple jabs. Action Alert! 

Speaking to The Washington Post, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) epidemiologist is encouraging women aged 18-26 to get the HPV vaccine.

This advice, along with health authorities encouraging young girls (and boys) to get vaccinated for HPV, ignores mounting evidence that the HPV vaccine is among the most dangerous vaccines out there. A World Health Organization study demonstrated that the vaccination has a tendency to produce clusters of serious adverse events. Other evidence indicates that the HPV vaccine is responsible for more adverse events than any other vaccine.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Consider these facts. About 50% of sexually active men and women acquire the HPV virus at some point in their lives. If a woman who has been exposed to certain strains of the virus submits to HPV vaccination, some studies suggest that the risk of developing pre-cancerous lesions may increase by as much as 44%. The point is that there are serious questions about the safety of this vaccine that should be answered before government health officials issue blanket recommendations for women and girls to get vaccinated for HPV.

There are, of course, alternatives to the HPV vaccine. Experts who study HPV explain that cervical cancer has been proven to be virtually 100% preventable through regular cervical screening with Pap smears and HPV testing. In the words of Dr. Sin Hang Lee, who specializes in HPV detection, the proposal of adding general HPV vaccination to a well-screened women population is superfluous. Except, of course, if you are the manufacturer of that vaccine.

Are parents or adult women considering HPV vaccination provided these facts by their doctors before receiving the vaccination, so they can make an informed choice? As with other vaccines, the risk/benefit is not typically communicated to patients, whi...

18:40

Ten People Face Court Over Efforts to Stop Adanis Dangerous Coal Mine "IndyWatch Feed National"

from Frontline Action

Bowen, 24th October: Ten people will face court in Bowen and Townsville today for participating in peaceful civil disobedience to stop mining giant Adani building their mega coal mine in Central Queensland.

Three people are facing charges of failure to move on after they peacefully occupied Adanis Townsville Headquarters, five people are facing trespass charges for blockading the road into Adanis Abbot Point coal port and two women are facing railway interference charges after they blocked the rail line into the port.

Speaking about why he occupied Adanis offices, grandfather and former business-man Garry Kelly said:

I must do whatever I can to ensure my children and grandchildren arent forced to endure a future that has been wrecked by the corporate greed of the fossil fuel industry.

Joel Rosenzveig who occupied Adanis headquarters said:

The approval of and taxpayer loan to the Adani mine speaks to a corrupt, impotent and irrelevant political class wholly compromised by the fossil fuel lobby. I stand by my actions in Townsville, but regret that they seem the only avenue left in helping to protect our national interest. I hope that history will reveal who are the real criminals in this struggle.

Emma Briggs, who blocked the rail line into Abbot Point, said:

Australia and the world cannot afford to allow Adanis coal mine to go ahead and it has been left to the ordinary citizens of this country to show our leaders the way forward to a sustainable existence on this planet.

John Ross, a nurseryman from Coramba, near Coffs Harbour, said:

India and the world do not need or want Adanis coal and the majority of Australians do not want this disastrous mine. I am...

18:30

The Universe Is Steadily Deteriorating And So Is The Human Race Why Is This Happening? (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Universe Is Steadily Deteriorating And So Is The Human Race Why Is This Happening? (VIDEO) | milky-way-universe-human-race | Multimedia Science & Technology Sleuth Journal Society Special Interests

Did you know that scientists have come to the conclusion that the universe is slowly dying?  In fact, they have found that the universe is only producing about half as much energy as it once did, and they have also found that the level of energy is continuing to fade.  Not only that, our sun also appears to be dying.  Solar activity has slowed down to a level not seen for about 100 years, and scientists are not quite sure what to make of it.  Pretty much all scientists agree that the sun will die one day, but could it be possible that it is happening faster than any of them ever imagined?  In addition, in this article I will include information about how the human race itself is deteriorating.  There is a common misconception that humanity has been constantly improving and getting better, but scientists have discovered that the exact opposite is actually true.  So why is this happening?  Why is everything steadily decaying and deteriorating?

These are questions that our scientists dont really have quality answers for.  But what they can see is that things are slowing down all around us.  Just this week, there were headlines in mainstream news sources all over the planet that were proclaiming that the universe is dying.  Here is one example

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