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Monday, 13 February

00:16

The shocking truth about historic institutional child sexual abuse in Australia "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


A Childs Morning Prayer
Lord, I awake and see your light,
For You have kept me through the night,
To You I lift my hands and pray,
Keep me from sin throughout this day,
And if I die before it's done,
Save me through Jesus Christ, Your Son.
Amen.

A Childs Night Prayer
Angel of God, my Guardian dear,
to whom His love commits me here,
ever this night be at my side,
to light and guard,
to rule and guide.
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00:15

Make no mistake - Trump is placing all national economies in jeopardy once more "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


In the midst of The Great Depression (a decade long severe global economic downturn triggered by the 1929 Wall Street stock market crash) the U.S. Government enacted the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act which tightened banking and financial sector regulations.

At the urging of the same financial and banking sector in 1999 a bipartisan agreement saw the introduction of the Financial Services Modernization Act which repealed large parts of the Glass-Stegall Act and the Bank Holding Company Acts.

In the wake of another crisis generated by the American sub-prime mortgage melt-down, aptly titled The Global Financial Crisis, the U.S. Government in July 2010 enacted the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to reimpose stricter regulations.

Now we hear that Donald Trump is moving to roll back the Dodd-Frank reforms. In particular the Volker Rule against banks using depositor funds for speculative bets on their own account and from acquiring or retaining ownership interests in, sponsoring, or having certain relationships with a hedge fund or private equity fund - practices thought to have exacerbated The Global Financial Crisis.

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Sunday, 12 February

23:53

Rights or resilience? For many resilience has become a trap "IndyWatch Feed National"

There are gross inequalities and injustices, narratives of misery and disadvantage, where the narrative is ongoing because inalienable rights are not worked to or short-changed by governments and state institutions. Instead the affected are sold resilience. But resilience alone does not guarantee expectations. Resilience has been the buzz word for quite some time and instead []

19:23

Lisa Harrison & Dani Arnold McKenney: Crossing Time Lines "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Lisa Harrison: http://www.lisamharrison.com/
Dani Arnold McKenney: http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.c...

Taking place over time zones from Australia to Europe, and bouncing to the east and west coasts of the US, this was the show that couldn't be constrained by time or space.

Lisa Harrison and Dani Arnold McKenny will be familiar to many of you as we share much of the same audience. For the last few years we have enjoyed listening to them thread through the current happenings on every level of our multi-dimensional reality. They do it all in their unique style of casual conversation, allowing the audience to pop in with their thoughts and questions. ...

18:54

Look Straight Ahead With Jim West "IndyWatch Feed National"

Jim West is known for his original research published June 2000 in The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, where he introduced the pesticide/polio paradigm and unearthed relevant research arcana. Read More

18:38

Bushfire at Broken Head "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

The Broken Head bushfire as seen from Lake Ainsworth on February 12. Photo Dylan O'Donnell

The Broken Head bushfire as seen from Lake Ainsworth on February 12. Photo Dylan ODonnell

A bushfire has been reported at Broken Head, near Byron Bay Road, at around 5.30pm today (Sunday).

The Rural Fire Service reports that around 26 hectares has been burnt and that the fire is currently being brought under control.

No further information is currently available.

The post Bushfire at Broken Head appeared first on Echonetdaily.

18:25

Have you seen Joel Noonan? "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Have you seen Joel Noonan, who went missing from Tweed Heads on Friday (February 10)? Photo Police Media

Have you seen Joel Noonan, who went missing from Tweed Heads on Friday (February 10)? Photo Police Media

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a teenage boy reported missing from the Tweed Heads area.

Joel Noonan, aged 17, was reported missing to police on Saturday (February 11) after he failed to return home from school the previous day.

Police say Joel had packed some belongings and may have travelled away from the area.

His family along with police, hold serious concerns for his welfare as he may suffer from a medical condition.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command are conducting inquiries.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 175cm tall, about 65kg and with brown hair.

Anyone with information on Joels whereabouts is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers immediately.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ I

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18:21

Music Photography and a Love Story Arts Monday "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Sydney music photographer, Rod Hunt, and Director, Monica Zanetti, are my guests today.

RodHuntjpgMusic photographer, Rod Hunt has photographed many high profile artists and covered Australian and international music festivals. His impressive body of work has also been featured in most of the key music publications. Rods upcoming exhibition, Portraits, Pits & Punks draws on his extensive catalogue of work for his first major solo show.

Nick Cave-Rod Hunt 2009

Nick Cave-Rod Hunt 2009

 

 

Rod Hunt: Portraits, Pits & Punks

16 -26 February 2017

Chrissie Cotter Gallery Pidcock Street, Camperdown

Info: www.rodhunt.com.au

EAEDA hero hi resEllie, Abbie & Ellies Dead Aunt written by Monica Zanetti is a touching look into the heart of a teenager as she struggles with her sexuality and her simple wish to ask a girl to the formal. This play explores the awkwardness of first love and the disapproval faced from parents.

ELLIE, ABBIE & ELLIES DEAD AUNT

 29 March 9 April 2017

Depot Theatre 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville

Info / Tickets thedepottheatre.com

I look forward to your company 10.30am 12.00pm

Margaux

 

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18:03

Casino man arrested following police pursuit "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Police have charged a man after a pursuit in Casino on Thursday (February 9).

Officers spotted a wanted man in a silver Holden Commodore while patrolling West Street, Casino, at about 10.30pm.

When the driver failed to respond to police indications to stop, a pursuit ensued.

It was terminated due to the mans dangerous driving but, a short time later, police found the Commodore abandoned on Arthur Street.

A 25-year-old man was arrested in a house nearby and taken to Casino Police Station, where he was charged with not stopping during a police pursuit, car theft, unlicensed driving and resisting arrest.

The man was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on Friday (February 10).

 

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18:02

#Heatwave makes Australia hottest place on planet with catastrophic #bushfire conditions reports @takvera "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia is currently the hottest place on the planet with the heatwave in SE Australia according to the Climate Reanalyzer site for Saturday 11 February. And last year (2016) was the hottest year on the planet in recorded history, following two previous years which also set the record. As heat temperature records tumbled in south []

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John Englart

John Englart

Citizen journalist at No Fibs

John Englart has always had a strong social and environmental focus and over the past 10 years climate change science, climate policy and climate protest have become an increasingly important and primary focus of his work as a citizen journalist.

17:23

SnitchHunt testing event! "IndyWatch Feed National"

A couple of months ago I attended an event at Melbourne Uni run by privacy advocates from both Sydney and Melbourne. SnitchHunt is game created by privacy expert Gabor Szathmari of CryptoParty Sydney to teach people about the data that is collected from us each time we call, email, text or browse the web.

The event generated a couple of media stories and having spent years educating my son via games before he began studying university courses at twelve, I was very impressed with Gabors game. I was interested to hear that he could not keep the game up throug...

17:15

Could a Tweet From an Unstable US President Send Australia to War With China? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Copyright Des Pensible 2017

This week in the Australian parliament Senator Ludlum of the Greens raised the question of whether a tweet from president Trump could send us into war with our biggest trading partner China.  While the question seems at first absurd and possibly even a satire, its not. Its a very serious question that deserves debate within Australia as it could have very severe consequences to not only our Australian economy but every Australians future.

The USA is in a very politically unstable position at the moment with many US citizens unhappy with some of the new presidents seemingly impulsive executive orders.  One such order is the banning Muslims from seven countries from entering the USA without asking advice from his government departments as to what sort of problems this might cause to US citizens traveling abroad or anyone travelling to the USA for  business or even a holiday.

This presidential order and tweets caused chaos at international airports and led to thousands of protesters at airports all over the USA. Even some of the international governments friendly to the USA criticised this action and some of the Muslim majority governments whose citizens were banned have reciprocated by banning US citizens. Fortunately for all the travelers affected, a US Federal Judge blocked the Presidents order until it could be examined in a court of law.

President Trump has also been co...

12:52

Firearms Inspections By Police in your Home. Your Rights. Their Authority. "IndyWatch Feed National"


I don't know about you, but my experience with police officers coming into my house for the purpose of inspecting my firearms & their safe keeping has been a mixed bag. First & foremost the police know very little to nothing at all about any firearms other than service issue. This can be a big problem & it has cost me money & time trying to prove the police wrong & me right!
 Secondly the police come into my house thinking that I am guilty of breaking the law until proven innocent, this is blatantly obvious from their attitude towards me. They check out my house as best they can without going through cupboards & draws just looking for anything that may be used against me. NEVER leave a police officer alone in your house, they must be under observation at all times, & I recommend that you video their visit, especially when they are checking your safe keeping & your firearms. If you do not have a video camera, use a sound recorder. You do not have to hold this device in your hands so it is visible, you can set up the video camera or the recorder in the room where your gun safe is before the police arrive. Simply turn on before admitting them into your house.



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12:08

Anybody for a Pizzagate Truth Commission? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Me get em by Mary W Maxwell, LLB There is no question in my mind that the persons who have been doing terrible things to the human race need to be stopped. I myself would not care how that gets accomplished by punishment, by pensioning them off, by welcoming them back into the fold []

11:39

W&J resist mining industry push to amend Native Title Act to secure Carmichael mine proposal "IndyWatch Feed National"

MEDIA RELEASE  12 February 2017

Traditional Owners resist industry push for amended Native Title Act to secure Carmichael mine proposal
Seek court order Monday to strike out Adanis fake land use agreement

Members of the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council will on Monday ask the Federal Court to knock out Adanis claim that it has the consent of the W&J Traditional Owners for its proposed Carmichael mine, calling it is a sham agreement which Adani engineered through rent-a-crowds, dishonest tactics and attempts to exclude their voices.

The W&J Council say any attempt by the Federal government to do the bidding of Adani and the mining industry to engineer an amendment to Native Title laws, will be vigorously challenged by them and other Traditional Owner groups and supporters.

Spokesperson for W&J Traditional Owner Council, Mr. Adrian Burragubba, says, The document Adani is trying to pass off as an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with our people is illegitimate. We launched action last year to defeat this dodgy deal and  we are now taking decisive action in the Federal Court to have this fake agreement struck out. [Details of the legal action are set out below.]

We have already put evidence before the National Native Title Tribunal to prove that Adani does not have an agreement with the W&J Traditional Owners for its mine of mass destruction, which will destroy our ancestral homelands and waters, the cultural landscape and our heritage.

Adanis proposed land use agreement has always been a sham. Three times we have rejected any deal with the Indian mining conglomerate. Now Adani are on the back foot and have run crying to the Queensland Resources Council and the Federal Attorney General, asking them to do their bidding by pushing through an Adani amendment to the Native Title Act.

New chief of the Queensland Resources Council, former Federal Resources Minister Ian MacFarlane, boasted at a Townsville business breakfast last week that he has spoken to his good mates in Canberra about amending native title laws, in the wake of the Noongar decision in the Federal Court. This is just additional proof that the Turnbull government is in bed with the Indian billionaire Ga...

11:36

Video: Bernie Sanders reads out Coretta Kings letter "IndyWatch Feed National"

From The People for Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders reads out the 13 March 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King,  where...

The post Video: Bernie Sanders reads out Coretta Kings letter appeared first on The Pen.

11:09

Policing In Australia By Consent for the last 200 years? News to me!!! "IndyWatch Feed National"


Policing by consent is about the general public consenting to allow the police to work in their communities within certain guidelines. IF a majority of the general public should at any time decide that what the police are doing is not wholly beneficial to the public, then they the public can demand that the police make changes. That is how I understand it. So why is the Australian public allowing the police to "step over this line" without any complaint?! Wake up people, the right & the power is yours to wield!

Policing By Consent.
To prevent crime and disorder, as an alternative to their repression by military force and severity of legal punishment.
To recognise always that the power of the police to fulfill their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions and behaviour and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect.
To recognise always that to secure and maintain the respect and approval of the public means also the securing of the willing co-operation of the public in the task of securing observance of laws.
To recognise always that the extent to which the co-operation of the public can be secured diminishes proportionately the necessity of the use of physical force and compulsion for achieving police objectives.
To seek and preserve public favour, not by pandering to public opinion; but by constantly demonstrating absolutely impartial service to law, in complete independence of policy, and without...

09:48

Liberal Party makes deal with One Nation in West Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero For the coming 11 march election in West Australia, the Liberal party has just  stitched up a deal that gives One...

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09:12

Government shows contempt for millennials, no wonder they're not optimistic "IndyWatch Feed National"

From wanting to raise the Newstart eligibility age from 22 to 25, to inaction on climate change, the government gambles that young people can't hurt itThis week came the news that Australia's millennial generation are the least optimistic in the world. Fortunately the study was done prior to this week's events in the federal parliament, because any young person observing what the government did would quickly find themselves even more despondent.The big legislative move this week was the [...]

08:49

Khaled Sharrouf: Australia's anti-terrorism law strips first ISIS fighter of citizenship "IndyWatch Feed National"

Islamic State terrorist Khaled Sharrouf, whose little son shocked the world by holding up the severed head of a soldier in a picture, has become the first Australian to be stripped of citizenship under the country's anti-terrorism laws, a report says. A spokeswoman for Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton told AAP that a person had been stripped of their Australian citizenship, while declining to name the individual, but the Australian newspaper has identified him as 35-year-old dual-national Sharrouf. Under a 2015 law, Australia may strip dual nationals of their citizenship if they have carried out terrorist acts or been members of a banned organization. Sharrouf, the son of Lebanese immigrants, went to fight for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria in 2013, a year after being released from prison for taking part in a terrorist plot. In 2014, horrifying photographs emerged on Twitter showing Sharrouf and his 7-year-old son holding up the chopped off heads of Syrian soldiers, with the caption "That's my boy!" In 2015, unconfirmed reports emerged claiming that Sharrouf had been killed in a drone strike in Mosul in northern Iraq, but he is still the subject of an active arrest warrant. Last year, Sharrouf's widow, Tara Nettleton, a mother-of-five who was living in Raqqa with four of her children and one grandchild, died in Syria, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

07:17

GUILTY PLEASURES Cabaret and Burlesque Festival "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

GUILTY PLEASURES
Cabaret and Burlesque Festival
Fingal St, Brunswick Heads
May 12-14 2017


Guilty Pleasures Cabaret and Burlesque Festival is a not-for-profit Incorporated Association located in Byron Bays beautiful vintage neighbour, Brunswick Heads.

Simple daytime pleasures of sand and surf give way to three outrageous nights of seaside speakeasy fun.

Our festival celebrates and embraces a diverse range of cabaret genres, including:

  • dark cabaret and theatre cabaret
  • retro and modern burlesque
  • physical theatre
  • vaudeville
  • performance art
  • circus
  • comedy
  • spoken word
  • jazz and torch singers
  • and much more

For further information visit www.guilty-pleasures-fest.com.au and join the Facebook Page.

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05:27

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, February 11, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed National"

http://GeoengineeringWatch.org
TO READ OR POST COMMENTS ON THIS VIDEO, PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE ARTICLE http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/ge
The relentless courage and dedication of the VAXXED group continues to expand the wave of vaccine danger awareness. More and more populations around the globe are going hungry, how is it that the grocery shelves in the US are always completely stocked? Where is all this food coming from? Dementia and Alzheimers mortality rates have gone exponential. The chemically engineered winter storms in the US continue in spite of record shattering high temperatures. The Arctic pushes 60 degrees above normal while being battered by a category 4 equivalant cyclone. Australia is suffering in a heat wave that experts have called horrifying. Locusts are devouring the food crops in Bolivias heartland, an official state of emergency has been declared. And there is Fukushima, every time it seems it cant get any worse, it does. Nearly 500 whales have beached themselves in New Zealand, is this heartbreaking tragedy the result of US/NATO/fossil fuel industry seismic activities in the region?
For many, the darker the horizon grows, the deeper their denial manifests. Each of us must struggle against such a tendency. We are not helpless, we are not without a voice, but we must choose to fully utilize it, no matter how ominous the gathering storm appears to be.
https://www.facebook.com/dane.wigingt

 


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02:02

Australia in 'suspended reality' between rising China & hegemonic US "IndyWatch Feed National"

The suspended reality across the Pacific took hold as the Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, conversed with her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, in a state of mild delusion. Assuming the air of a clairvoyant, Bishop insisted that she knew that the United States would not repudiate its own free trade agreement with Australia. Knowledge, however, soon changed to disbelief. "I can't believe it," she is reported to have said. "I don't take it credibly." Surely, the United States would not withdraw from the Australian-US free trade agreement, its own brainchild and inspiration. The trade balance favoured the US in any case. The paternal figure would eventually make sense, and step back from the precipice of madness. Observers should have immediately noted the perverse scenario. Australia had been shown up by the agreement to be distinctly outplayed and outdone in its trade with the US. (Some states simply have a freer regime than others.)

01:05

Scientific Breakthrough: Alzheimers Ultrasound Therapy Fully Restores Memory Function in Mice "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World Scientists in Brisbane, Australia, have discovered a non-invasive ultrasound technology that fully restores memory function in 75 percent of Alzheimers test animals. Affecting close to 50 million people worldwide, dementia of which Alzheimer"s disease is the most common form is expected to impact 135 []

00:47

Sapporo Snow Festival 2017. "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Final Fantasy snow sculpture.

Spoon & Tamago has the story, and more photos. If you click over to Sapporo Snow Festival, you can see the winners and runner up. Macao took the big prize, with Latvia second. You can also see the entries from Australia, Finland, Hawaii, Singapore, Poland, Korea, Indonesia, U.S., and Thailand.

00:25

Channel 7s War of Law against female staff. Amber Harrison, Amy Taeuber and Talitha Cummins "IndyWatch Feed National"

Seven West Media are using the big stick of the law to bully, harass and intimidate former female staff members into silence about what really happens at Seven West Media and also defame them with allegations that are nothing but lies by Sevens management. But the women, Amber Harrison, Amy Taeuber and Talitha Cummins are standing []

00:18

Fitch Ratings Inc: The Trump Administration Poses Risks to Global Sovereigns "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


According to the Australian Dept. Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) the United States ranks as Number 1 in the Top 20 countries with direct investment in Australia [ABS catalogue 5352.0, May 2016 & UNCTADstat database, October 2016].

In 2015 Australia direct investment in the U.S. was led by manufacturing, and the finance/insurance sectors and U.S. direct investment in Australia is led by the nonbank holding, mining, finance/ insurance companies, and manufacturing sectors. [Office of the United States Trade Representative: Executive Office of the President, 2017]

So international credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings Incs media release of 10 February 2017 may raise some concerns:

Fitch Ratings-London-10 February 2017: The Trump Administration represents a risk to international economic conditions and global sovereign credit fundamentals, Fitch Ratings says. US policy predictability has diminished, with established international communication channels and relationship norms being set aside and raising the prospect of sudden, unanticipated changes in US policies with potential global implications.

The primary risks to sovereign credits include the possibility of disruptive changes to trade relations, diminished international capital flows, limits on migration that affect remittances and confrontational exchanges between policymakers that contribute to heightened or prolonged currency and other financial market volatility. The materialisation of these risks would provide an unfavourable backdrop for economic growth, putting pressure on public finances that may have rating implicat...

00:16

The Noongar People of West Australia may just have saved the southern section of The Great Barrier Reef from degradation by the foreign-owned Adani Group "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


In the beginning

February 2016 statement:

We are a group of Noongar people from the South West region of Western Australia seeking funding to support our legal costs to oppose the 6 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) settlements with the South West Land & Sea Council (SWALSC) and the State Government.

Our group was founded in December 2014 to oppose the 6 ILUA settlements and to campaign against the authorization meetings held from 31 January 2015 to 28 March 2015.

With an estimated 35,000 Noongar people in the south west region. We believe that the ILUA settlements discriminate against our people. The Noongar people are required to surrender all land in return for small pockets of land set aside under the deal. We are required to surrender our traditional ownership and native title rights, to have the power and civil right to negotiate for any royalties forthcoming. Through this ILUA, we are also required to surrender ('relinquish') all rights to challenge against 'negligence' under 'duty of care' within civil law legal obligations, any hurt, suffering and pain from the enactment of the native title act and all other acts.

The Noongar people and Non-Aboriginal people will have no say about land developments and the clearance of large areas of bushlands, thus preventing our say into any further destructions of 'natural resources' (food, fauna and habitat) for our native wildlife and surrounding environment within the South West lands. Additionally, to this we will have no say about corporate control via mining development entities and prevention of the devastating impact on the environment, they withhold. These are just a few of the 'unfair treatment' and blatant disregard of civil rights requirements of this ILUA settlement..
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Saturday, 11 February

21:48

Queensland Galaxy Says Game On For PHON Balance Of Power "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Queensland Galaxy: Labor 31 LNP 33 PHON 23 Green 8 KAP 3 Other 2


A Queensland state poll by Galaxy, published in the Courier-Mail, tells a story that should have both major parties quite concerned.  If this poll is correct and typical, it is 1998 all over again and a bit more.  Perhaps the current One Nation polling bubble will burst before an election that is possibly still most of a year away.  If it doesn't, then a weakened minority government facing an unpopular opposition presents a dream scenario for Australia's number one nineties nostalgia party to break through at state level and obtain some serious power there.  Whether it would manage to remain remotely united this time if it did, nobody knows. 

 The high One Nation vote should be considered no surprise following polls showing the party at 16% in Western Australia, 16.3% in NSW and 9.4% in Victoria.  Queensland always was the party's strongest state.  It's possible even that the figure is an underestimate, but I am not that convinced that One Nation voters are all that shy anymore.

Sample size issues aside (and I haven't seen the sample size for this poll yet) there is one big reason to treat this poll with unusual caution.  It comes during a lousy news cycle for the government following the resignation of Transport Minister Stirling Hinchcliffe in response to a damning report on the failings of Queensland Rail.  I would expect that event to be deflating Labor's primary vote, and everything I say below should be taken with that caveat.

Other results of the poll show Annastacia Palaszczuk's lead as preferred premier over Tim Nicholls down from 46-28 to 39-27.  It can be inferred from this that the One Nation surge is producing an increasing neither-of-the-above reaction.  However, the Courier-Mail goes too far in taking the 34% uncommitted vote on the preferred-premier metric as "an unofficial vote for Senator Hanson as preferred premier" and the headline "Poll points to Pauline as people's pick" is silly.  A bedrock uncommitted figure of 15% was seen in the early days of Palaszczuk's premiership and Tim Nicholls is still a relatively unknown quantity as Opposition Leader.  Therefore to credit more than 15% to any One Nation figure - or even that much in my view - would not be justified.

Indeed, while the Courier-Mail claims Premier Palaszczuk's popularity has "nosedived", it is making the usual irritating mistake of confusing preferred leader scores with actual measures of leader popularity.  Palaszczuk's net satisfaction is down only from +5 (44-39) to +4 (41-37), a probably meaningless change, and the leader really struggling on that measure is Tim Nicholls, who is....

21:21

The Q Society @ Victoria University : February 10, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Update (February 12, 2017) : 1) After being the subject of numerous complaints, VIC Uni has finally copped to having hosted The Q Society on Friday. It will be interesting to see what the response is from this point Continue reading

18:39

Bushfire in Wollemi "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

A bushfire in the Wollemi National Park was reported yesterday,  Saturday 11-Feb-2017 16:25. It is located on the Commission Road about 15 km west of Bulga and Milbrodale.

 

This is a dangerous situation because a southerly cool change will be passing through the Hunter about midday on Sunday.

The link to the NSW Rural Fire Services is
http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me

Links to this post http://www.savebulga.org.au/bushfire-in-wollemi/, Facebook , Twitter .

Here is the latest update:

Little Burrendoo Creek
ALERT LEVEL: Advice
LOCATION: Approx 15km west of Bulga, east of the Commission Rd, Wollemi NP
COUNCIL AREA: Singleton
STATUS: Being controlled
TYPE: Bush Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 12 Feb 2017 08:29

 

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18:22

Video: Republicans facing revolt in their own constituences "IndyWatch Feed National"

From CNN Town hall meetings in republican heartlands are opposing the scrapping of Obama Affordable Health Act.  

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18:17

The Blues Shack Fundraiser for the Walking Wounded "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Fundraiser for the Walking Wounded
with
The Soul Shakers
Camel Tones
Milan Hendrik EXP (Duo)

Finger food BYO
Tickets $20 (Kids under 14 Free)

18 February at 6:0011:30
Crabbes Creek Hall

Join the Facebook Event

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17:00

The Weekend Quiz February 11-12, 2017 answers and discussion "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Here are the answers with discussion for this Weekends Quiz. The information provided should help you work out why you missed a question or three! If you havent already done the Quiz from yesterday then have a go at it before you read the answers. I hope this helps you develop an understanding of modern monetary theory (MMT) and its application to macroeconomic thinking. Comments as usual welcome, especially if I have made an error.

Question 1:

National accounting rules dictate that a national government surplus equals a non-government deficit (and vice-versa). If a national government successfully achieves a fiscal surplus through an austerity program then the private domestic sector must be spending more than it is earning.

The answer is False.

The point is that the non-government sector is not equivalent to the private domestic sector and to fully assess what is going on we have to include the impact of the external sector.

This is a question about the sectoral balances the government fiscal balance, the external balance and the private domestic balance that have to always add to zero because they are derived as an accounting identity from the national accounts. The balances reflect the underlying economic behaviour in each sector which is interdependent given this is a macroeconomic system we are considering.

To refresh your memory the sectoral balances are derived as follows. The basic income-expenditure model in macroeconomics can be viewed in (at least) two ways: (a) from the perspective of the sources of spending; and (b) from the perspective of the uses of the income produced. Bringing these two perspectives (of the same thing) together generates the sectoral balances.

From the sources perspective we write:

GDP = C + I + G + (X M)

which says that total national income (GDP) is the sum of total final consumption spending (C), total private investment (I), total government spending (G) and net exports (X M).

Expression (1) tells us that total income in the economy per period will be exactly equal to total spending from all sources of expenditure.

We also have to acknowledge that financial balances of the sectors are impacted by net government taxes (T) which includes all taxes and transfer and interest payments (the latter are not counted independently in the expenditure Expression (1)).

Further, as noted above the trade account is only one aspect of the financial flows between the domestic economy and the external sector. we have to include net external income flows (FNI).

Adding in the net external income....

16:00

From New World Order To Hazy Global Disorder "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Donald Trump administration and the Brexit severance of ties between the United Kingdom and the European Union have, in a matter of a little over a half year, changed the world from a post-Cold War new world order based on American supremacy to a global disorder of altered alliances on a multipolar geo-political chessboard. In many respects, the new global disorder has also placed in jeopardy various post-World War II contrivances, including NATO, the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Australia-New Zealand-United States (ANZUS) alliance.

Mind-blowing Experiment: Reality Doesnt Exist if You Are Not Looking at It "IndyWatch Feed National"

According to a well-known theory in quantum physics, a particles behavior changes depending on whether there is an observer or not. 

by Anna LeMind

It basically suggests that reality is a kind of illusion and exists only when we are looking at it. Numerous quantum experiments were conducted in the past and showed that this indeed might be the case.

Now, physicists at the Australian National University have found further evidence for the illusory nature of reality.


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15:53

Julie Bishop's friends in Iran show their gratitude on 38th anniversary of the Islamic overthrow "IndyWatch Feed National"

Iran celebrated the 38th anniversary of revolution ,chanting "Death To America" & threatening to @POTUS pic.twitter.com/fl3fRMiLEs Ad (@CodeAud) February 11, 2017 And it takes a lady chess player to show our Foreign Minister what respect for our way of life and courage look like. America's Female Chess Champion Boycotts...

15:29

Holocaust study: medical cartel is destroying America "IndyWatch Feed National"

Modern-Medicine-Engineered-Genocide

Modern-Medicine-Engineered-Genocide

Buckle up.

Ive been telling you about this for years.

by Jon Rappoport

February 10, 2017

*** A message to quack busters who attack natural health behind a phony mask of scientific skepticism: put your own house in orderthats where the real quacks and shameless killers are. Read More

15:15

Is FORCED vaccination on the horizon in the medical police state known as California? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Welcome-to-California-VaccineImage: Is FORCED vaccination on the horizon in the medical police state known as California?

(Natural News) The great state of California is facing another serious threat to health freedom from vaccine pimp Senator Richard Pan, who is right now pushing a new piece of legislation he claims to have authored, that has the potential to make vaccines a mandatory medical procedure for all children in the Golden State this time with noexceptions or opt-out protections whatsoever. Read More

14:04

The World is Not Flat art exhibition "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

The World is Not Flat is an art exhibition brought to Adelaide by Adelaide Festival Centre and China Cultural Centre in Sydney.
Tara Nash had a chat with the curator of the exhibition Chen Lin about the exhibition. She then spoke with Director of China Cultural Centre, Mrs Li Zhao, about the partnership Adelaide Festival Centre has with China Cultural Centre in Sydney.

Image sourced by: http://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/exhibitions/the-world-is-not-flat/

13:40

Native Title Authorisation Meeting "IndyWatch Feed National"

Native Title Authorisation Meeting

The claim area is described as
"The area is located north of the NSW/Queensland border, extending in the east to Lalaguli and in the north to Nindigully on the Moonie River. The area then extends west to meet Yuwaalaraay country between the Moonie and the Narran Rivers to the Bririe, a tributary of The Big Warrambool River, and includes the towns of Thallon, Dareel and Talwood."

The apical ancestors are described as

Beeswing and his daughter Lucy Long
Kitty, mother of Charles, Jack and Alice Dennison
Kitty (Dunn)
Mary Ann mother of William Arnold
Mary Ann and Murray parents of George and Ada Murray
Reuben Bartman
George Bennett and Mary Moodie
Charles Cubby and Lucy Ann
Harry Denham
Maude Dixon/Hill
Billy Edwards
Jonathan Flick and Mary Ann
Charlie Hippi
Eliza Kirk
Walter/William Marley
James McGowan father of Aggie, Annie and Kate McGowan
Mary McGrady
Phoebe Munday
William Hilbert Saunders
Lennie Jane Smith/Rodwell
William Trapman (Troughtman)
Whalen Johnny
William (Billy) Wightman
Sarah Witon aka Witson/Wilson/Murphy
Eliza Weatherall

Appeared in the Koori Mail of February 8, 2017

12:24

Veterans raise more than $200,000 for Dakota pipeline protest "IndyWatch Feed National"

The following is from New York based writer for The Independent Rachael Revesz. This is a story the military veterans who has just raised another...

The post Veterans raise more than $200,000 for Dakota pipeline protest appeared first on The Pen.

12:00

This Dolphin Was Stolen From The Ocean And Forced To Live In A Filthy Tank "IndyWatch Feed National"

Credit: Australia for Dolphins

A dolphin has been trapped in a filthy tank for over two years after being stolen from the ocean and her family in an annual dolphin hunt. The dolphins name is Angel and she is currently being kept in captivity in a museum in Japan. The Taiji Whale Museum is known for keeping dolphins that have been caught in Taijis annual hunt and is just around the corner from the Cove where this takes place.

The dolphin, who is believed to be an albino dolphin, swims around with her eyes closed most of the time, which reports have suggested is due to the excessive amount of chlorine in her tank, according to a report by The Dodo. Visitors to the museum have even commented on the overpowering smell of chlorine as visitors walk through the buildings. Despite the amount of harmful chemicals being used, the tank is filthy, with photos and video footage showing Angel swimming around in brown, murky water with her eyes tightly shut.

Angel shares the tank with five other dolphins who were also snatched away from their mothers when they were young, during the dolphin hunt. Angel has gone from a life of freedom in the ocean with her mother, to one of cruelty in captivity where she has nothing to do all day but swim around in circles. The tank that Angel is kept in also has a plastic tube running through it which is a walkway for visitors to the museum. The tube, which allows visitors to walk through the tank, has made Angels home even smaller, with less space for her to move around in. In the wild, Angel may have swum around 100 kilometers (62 miles) each day, but now all she can do is swim in circles in the cramped tank, trying not to hit the edges and hurt herself.

Graham Henry, the campaign coordinator for Sea Shepherd said, Angel and the dolphins in the same tank are in some of the worst conditions Ive ever seen for captive dolphins. Young dolphins that are deemed pretty enough are captured during the annual hunt whilst the remaining dolphins that did not make the cut into captivity are killed for their meat. From there they can be sold for over $100,000. The young dolphins are already seriously troubled when they are br...

11:54

Trophy hunters overstate contribution of big game hunting to African economies: Report "IndyWatch Feed National"

A new report released by the Humane Society International (HSI) finds that trophy hunters are grossly overstating the economic benefits of big game hunting in Africa. HSI timed the release of the report to coincide with the start of Safari Club Internationals (SCI) annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 1. US-based SCI, one of the worlds largest trophy hunting advocacy organizations, released a report in 2015 that claimed trophy hunting-related tourism contributes $426 million annually to the economies of eight African countries and creates more than 53,400 full- and part-time jobs. But the HSI report, prepared by Melbourne, Australia-based consultancy Economists At Large, found that SCI had grossly overstated the contribution of big game hunting to eight African economies and that overall tourism in Africa dwarfs trophy hunting as a source of revenue, according to a statement. In the eight countries studied for both reports Botswana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe tourism is responsible for 2.8 to 5.1 percent of GDP, according to the HSI report. Trophy hunting is responsible for less than $132 million not $426 million, as SCI's report claimed of the $17 billion spent on tourism in those countries every year, or just 0.78 percent of total tourism spending, the HSI reports author, economist Cameron Murray, adds. Thats an estimated 0.03 percent of GDP for those eight countries. In terms of the wider tourism economy, which relies heavily on wildlife resources, trophy hunting is relatively insignificant, Murray

11:45

Anti-Islam Q Society dinner blockaded in Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Adam Carlton The protest outside the venue of a fundraising dinner for the extreme Q society has brought this shadowy organisation to some...

The post Anti-Islam Q Society dinner blockaded in Melbourne appeared first on The Pen.

11:37

Native Title Authorisation Meeting "IndyWatch Feed National"


Native Title Authorisation Meeting

The claim area roughly covers Brisbane City and suburbs generally encloses an adjoining area defined by Ipswich, Coominya, Hampton, Toowoomba, north of Warwick, Boonah and Beaudesert. The proposed application has two options.

The apical ancestors are defined as

Janie/Janey Billie/Billy (mother of Harry Thompson and Daisy Moreton (nee Thompson))
Billy Turner (father of Amy Turner)
Jackey Harvey (father of Emily Harvey the social mother of Robert Anderson snr)
Thomas Duggandan/Anderson (social father of Robert Anderson snr)
Topsy of Ipswich (mother of Jimmy Edwards jnr)
Ted Myer/Meyers/Myers (father of Elsie Richards)
Molly Myers (nee Crow) (mother of Elsie Richards)

Appeared on the Koori Mail of February 8, 2017

Some items of interest

Charlie Moreton F/B, born 1871 Stradbroke Island, parents Charlie Moreton and Sarah Moreton (Sandy) married Daisy Thompson

Jackey Arvey (?Harvey) F/B, aged about 75 years, died 26.12.1901 from consumption. Belonged to the Yackara tribe.

An Emily Harvey (Wanjin) aged 38 years native of Laidley was at Deebing Creek circa 1902

Elsie Richards, born Ipswich, died 28. 9.1961 Palm Island, parents Ted Byer (Myer) and Molly Crow, married to Arthur Richards       

11:12

There would be a particularly nervous class of Australian investors right now - perhaps even Mr. Harbourside Mansion himself "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


The Guardian, 11 February 2017:

The founders of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal, were arrested in Panama City on Thursday as the countrys attorney general launched a probe into their alleged connections with Brazils sprawling Lava Jato corruption scandal.

Juergen Mossack and his colleague Ramon Fonseca, a former adviser to Panamas president Juan Carlos Varela, were taken into custody and transferred to police cells in the capital overnight for further questioning on Friday, their defence attorney Elas Solano was quoted telling reporters.

Panamanian prosecutors raided the offices of Mossack Fonseca on Thursday. In a press conference on Kenia Porcell, Panamas attorney general, said she had information that identified Mossack Fonseca allegedly as a criminal organisation that is dedicated to hiding money assets from suspicious origins. 

She said the firms Brazilian representative had allegedly been instructed to conceal documents and to remove evidence of illegal activities related to the Lava Jato case.

Put simply, the money comes from bribes, circulated via certain corporate entities to return bleached or washed to Panama, said Porcell. She explained charges had been formulated against four individuals, including the Mossack Fonseca partners. 
...

11:00

Coal Barons "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia's planet-roaster government has recognized that coal is now so uneconomic that the way to get new coal mines started is to subsidize them.

In other words, the coal barons have taken control of the country with their denialist lies, and now like a virus will direct the country's machinery to enriching them while endangering everyone else.

Hundreds of microphones "IndyWatch Feed National"

A city in Australia has placed hundreds of microphones in public places to record people's conversations.

There are also microphones in taxis in Canberra, and buses in San Francisco. No matter what supposed justification there is, the danger of listening to people is more important. We must get rid of them.

10:37

Whales are Dying Why? "IndyWatch Feed National"

by Dee McLachlan It just happens I am writing a movie action script on whales at the moment.  So I am alarmed to see that 416 pilot whales beached themselves overnight at Farewell Spit in Golden Bay at the top of the South Island, New Zealand. More than 70% have died, with locals desperately trying []

10:30

Tony Abbott's car boot this morning - like so many other RFS volunteers heading to station "IndyWatch Feed National"

This photo of Tony Abbott's boot was taken earlier today. He was loading his Rural Fire Service gear and heading to his station, "Like so many other volunteers". Thank you for your service Tony. Values These are the values, as enunciated by Sir Robert Menzies in 1954 when founding the...

09:50

Hard facts unmask the fiction behind Coalition's 'coal comeback' | Lenore Taylor "IndyWatch Feed National"

There's a long list of blame and shame for Australia's threadbare climate and energy policy, but Turnbull's party takes the cakeWatching politics builds a high tolerance for hypocrisy and humbug, but even I am aghast at the Coalition's antics this week fondling a lump of coal in parliament while accusing the opposition of an ideological approach to energy and negligence in policy planning.Seriously. There's a long list of blame and shame for Australia's threadbare climate and [...]

07:20

Okay Hoaxtead- Ill Play "IndyWatch Feed National"

Spiny Norman- I havent seen your three questions on either YouTube NOR Facebook- but since you are OBVIOUSLY AWARE I am watching Hoaxtead Research- why havent you just asked them on there?

While you are at it- why dont you answer MY THREE QUESTIONS as well? Because it seems to me that your three questions are nothing more than a pathetic attempt to avoid mine.

Just saying

Oh, and of course my three are- since we have irrefutable proof that the UK covered up massive child abuse in the 80s

1). What exactly were the allegations?

2). Who exactly were involved in the allegations?

And

3). If these claims were so bogus- why was so much time, money, and effort spent to cover them up and hide them?

07:00

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increased the effects of hyperthermic chemosensitisation to carboplatin. "IndyWatch Feed National"

PMID:  Int J Hyperthermia. 2015 ;31(6):643-8. Epub 2015 Jul 9. PMID: 26156211 Abstract Title:  Efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy combined with mild hyperthermia for improving the anti-tumour effects of carboplatin. Abstract:  PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) on the enhancement of hyperthermic chemosensitisation to carboplatin at mild temperatures in experimental tumours.METHODS: SCCVII carcinoma in C3H/He mice was used to assess tumour growth delay. The mice received intraperitoneal injections of carboplatin. For HBO treatment, the mice were exposed to HBO at 2.0 atmospheres of absolute oxygen for 60min. For mild hyperthermia (HT), treatment at 41.5C for 30min was performed. The tumour tissue pO2 levels were measured with a digital pO2 monitor during and immediately after treatment.RESULTS: The average time taken to reach a threefold relative tumour size was significantly longer after treatment with carboplatin combined with mild HT and HBO than after treatment with carboplatin and mild HT. The relative sizes of the tumours after the combined treatment were smallest when the treatment sequence was carboplatin, mild HT, and HBO. The tumour tissue pO2 values were significantly higher immediately after mild HT followed by HBO than immediately after HBO followed by mild HT. The tumour tissue pO2 levels during mild HT and HBO generally increased, although the patterns of the increases varied.CONCLUSION: The administration of HBO increased the effects of hyperthermic chemosensitisation to carboplatin at mild temperatures on experimental tumours, particularly when given in the sequence of carboplatin, mild HT, and HBO, a finding that supports previous clinical outcomes for a novel combined therapy using carboplatin plus HT and HBO.

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06:59

SURFBOARDS, SHAPERS AND SAVING OUR SEA "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

You should all know by now that our Surf Art Market brought to you by SurfStitch is a true celebration of all things Surf Culture. From fashion to food, industry experts to one of a kind artisans who cant wait to show you their unique creative ideas.

But the common denominator among all of us here, is our love for the sea. So todays EDM is all about the surfboards, the shapers, the surf accessories and the surf saviours who we havent had a chance to mention yet in our regular newsletters. Lets meet them shall we?

BOARD SHAPERS GALORE:

There are 17 surfboard shapers at the Surf Art Markets, including

Dead Kooks

www.deadkooks.com
@deadkooks

Dead Kooks Surfboards has evolved over the past 9-10 years from a backyard hobby making boards to a full-time job working with world champions and a string of worlds top surfers. Drawing inspiration from shapes of old, the boards that Eden Saul makes are anything but retro. Everything is designed, shaped and further refined with performance in mind, tackling everything from 12ft gliders, paddle guns for Jaws to refined modern logs, fish, singles and shorties.

Joel Fitzgerald

www.joelfitzgerald.com.au
@joelfitz_boards

Joel has a deep appreciation for the organic slowed down life and takes care in all he does. He is a soul surfer fused with big wave charger, known amongst his respected peers and fellow shapers as an innovator and talented surfboard craftsman. Each board is hand crafted by Joel for your enjoyment.

McTavish

www.mctavish.com.au
@mctavishsurf

McTavish Surfboards is a high quality surfboard manufacturer based in Byron Bay, Australia. The brand was founded by Bob McTavish in 1962, with boards bearing the McTavish name in production ever since. Bobs loveable larrikin personality and his contributions to surf design and culture form the basis of what McTavish is all about design excellence, excitement, fun and adventure.

Morning of the Earth

www.morningoftheearthsurfboards.com
@morningoftheearthsurfboards

Simon Jones of Morning of the Earth Surfboards handcrafts and shapes the finest seventies inspired retro surfboards in his backyard right here in the hills of Byron. Combining retro plan shapes, fin templates, & rocker with contemporary bottom shapes & rail configurations Simon produces beautiful classic shapes that you will love to surf.

Hannah Magnall

Hannah is a l...

04:55

Triumphing over Reality: China, Australia and Free Trade "IndyWatch Feed National"

The suspended reality across the Pacific took hold as the Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, conversed with her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, in a state of mild delusion. Assuming the air of a clairvoyant, Bishop insisted that she knew that

04:54

The Impending Kidnapping of the Two Hoaxtead Children "IndyWatch Feed National"

Just so I get this out in a timely matter- as Hoaxtead is ONCE AGAIN suggesting that the two Hampstead children are going to be kidnapped- OPENLY STATING that Angela Power- Disney is going to be behind it.

Of course from everything I have seen personally- they are working in conjunction with their idiot shills- and Angela Power- Disney is ONE OF THEM.

They are DESPERATE to shut down talk of this elite pedophile ring any way they can- so I would NOT IN ANY WAY put kidnapping those children and blaming it on others past them.

After all- if they have shown anything is that they dont give a fuck about these- or ANY OTHER children

04:51

Hell Hath No Fury Like the Climate Scorned "IndyWatch Feed National"

Hottest February day in NSW as extraordinary heatwave moves across Australia The heatwave moving across the sub continent is expected to intensify over the weekend, elevating the threat of potentially catastrophic fire conditions, authorities warned. New South Wales could face its hottest February day on record, with temperatures reaching 47C in western parts of the []

04:40

Iran has been Implacable in the Rejection of Washingtons Destructive Role in Syria "IndyWatch Feed National"

Professor Tim Anderson is a distinguished author and senior lecturer of political economy at the University of Sydney, Australia.  In an interview with Khamenei.ir, he answers questions about the Syrian crisis, the Astana peace talks as well as the role

04:12

China's 'One Belt One Road' is a New Geopolitical Paradigm "IndyWatch Feed National"

The ascension of Donald Trump to the US Presidency has introduced an additional element of uncertainty to the conduct of world affairs. Judging from Mr Trump's rhetoric, and some of his initial executive orders, such as withdrawing the US from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the proverbial cat has been set among the geopolitical pigeons. The Australian government appears to have been completely unprepared for the Trump Presidency, and even less so by his decision to scrap American participation in the TPP. The political response has been one of denial, insisting that the TPP could proceed, and even more extraordinarily, suggesting that China and Indonesia could take the place of the departed Americans. This displays a degree of naivety that is a matter of concern. Even more concerning is that according to Opposition Trade spokesman Jason Clare following two FOI requests, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade had not been asked to model alternative scenarios in the event the TPP fell over for whatever reason.

03:16

Extreme heatwave in Australia, catastrophic fire weather "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

A huge pocket of hot air is causing extreme heatwave conditions across eastern Australia, causing authorities to prepare for temporary suspension of power to selected areas of New South Wales late Friday, February 10, 2017. Rare Catastrophic fire weather conditions...... Read more

02:51

White House investigating source of leaks on Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders "IndyWatch Feed National"

Officials in the White House are looking into leaks about President Donald Trump's phone calls with foreign heads of state, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling them "very concerning." "We're looking into the situation, yes, and it's very concerning," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Thursday as quoted by the Hill. Spicer stressed that the way parts of the information are being revealed "is clearly a breach of a lot of protocols and laws." The spokesperson noted that Trump is worried by the leaks, adding that "the idea that you can't have a conversation without that information getting out is concerning," Spicer said. He declined to elaborate on the nature of the investigation. Details of Trump's phone calls with Putin and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have been leaked in recent days, alongside portions of the conversations with the heads of Mexico and France.

02:51

Hoaxtead and Their Constant Bitching About Fake News "IndyWatch Feed National"

Hoaxtead is ONCE AGAIN bitching about fake news- blaming IT for everyone talking about all of this child trafficking and child rapes, but 90% of our media is owned by SIX CORPORATIONS- owned by the VERY PEOPLE who are FIGHTING these allegations.

So, in other words, ALL OF THE FAKE NEWS COMES FROM THEM.

AND ALWAYS HAS

What they are REALLY bitching about is that the internet has changed EVERYTHING- and now NO ONE is dependent on them for their news.

THAT is why the are upset

And as far as this hysteria that came about in the 80s- since we all have irrefutable proof that the UK covered up THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THEM- exactly HOW is this related to some people reading a couple of books?

Cause I am SO NOT getting the connection

00:16

Dear Australia,.......Love, America "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"



The Age shared some letters it received after 28 January 2017:

Please share with the good people of Australia our deepest and sincerest apologies for the behaviour of the man who now occupies the White House. ("Donald Trump will 'respect' deal made with Prime Minister 'Trunbull'", February 3)
As an American citizen, who has spent a lifetime in government service, who has lived through the administrations of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and beyond, I can tell you that we have never had such an oaf in office before.  I am so sorry.  To PM Turnbull, please accept our apologies.
Please, never forget, He does NOT represent the views and attitudes of the American people.  He is a minority president who lost the popular vote by approximately three million votes.  He barely won the electoral college by 42,000 votes in states where over 400,000 voters were purged from the rolls and were not permitted to vote. It will get worse before it gets better ... brace yourselves, we're all in this together.
Robert Mikol, Fairbanks, Alaska


Dear Australia,
I am so very sorry that we have elected such a boor and ignoramus as our president, and that he has chosen to insult such a good friend as you have been to us.  As...

00:15

Tweet of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"



Friday, 10 February

23:48

Newsletter 143 Vaccine Injuries, Chronic Illness and Independent Research on Vaccines "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Thank you to all of you who have signed up for this newsletter. Over the next few weeks I will provide you with the medical literature on vaccination that the government and media will not present or debate. Read More

23:23

2014 Final Pertussis Surveillance Report For US "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Heather Leeann

Here is an actual study published by the CDC!

 

-Number of unvaccinated children who had pertussis = 556

-Number of vaccinated children who had pertussis = 2,950

Obviously, this proves vaccines arent as effective as they preach!

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23:15

Bondville's Tutti Fruiti 7th Birthday Party "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

My youngest celebrated her seventh birthday recently and with Summer in full swing, she requested a Fruiti Tutti. Both girls were excited to help organise and decorate the party, and we had plenty of bits and pieces that we could reuse from other events. The key here was to have one large focal point to set the scene for the party - in our case it was the honeycomb fruit decorations. Then it was easy to just serve up as much fruit as the girls could eat!


Party: 7th Birthday Party
Location: Sydney, NSW
Theme: Tutti Fruiti
Organised by: Me (Steph Bond-Hutkin, Bondville)
PhotographySteph Bond-Hutkin for Bondville

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23:01

Tas Wilds Spur Sydney Oboe Concerto "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Media Release 10 Feb 2017

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dailytelegraph.com.au

Sydney composer Nigel Westerway, perhaps best known for having written the score for the smash-hit film 'Babe', has composed an oboe concerto after visiting Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Westerway's concerto is to be premiered by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra this month. (see link to story below)

Bob Brown, who took Westerway on a flight and cruise on Bathurst Harbour (with Par Avion Wilderness Flights) last year, says Westerway's work fulfils a prophesy of iconic Tasmanian photographer Olegas Truchanas. In the early 1970s, opposing the impending flooding of Lake Pedder, Truchanas forecast these wilds could spur creativity like that of the Scandinavian composers Grieg and Sibelius.

"With partner Paul, I will be off the wild west coast of Tasmania on a yacht trip from Strahan to Stanley when this premiere takes place. It is simply wonderful that, not for the first time, Tasmania's wilderness is stimulating great creativity for people to enjoy in the crowded cities of the world," Brown said.
 
Media contact
Steven Chaffer 0408 855 261

See the dailytelegraph.com.au story here.




22:36

One Belt One Road a New Geopolitical Paradigm "IndyWatch Feed National"

5234324213123The ascension of Donald Trump to the US Presidency has introduced an additional element of uncertainty to the conduct of world affairs. Judging from Mr Trumps rhetoric, and some of his initial executive orders, such as withdrawing the US from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the proverbial cat has been set among the geopolitical pigeons.

The Australian government appears to have been completely unprepared for the Trump Presidency, and even less so by his decision to scrap American participation in the TPP. The political response has been one of denial, insisting that the TPP could proceed, and even more extraordinarily, suggesting that China and Indonesia could take the place of the departed Americans.

This displays a degree of naivety that is a matter of concern. Even more concerning is that according to Opposition Trade spokesman Jason Clare following two FOI requests, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade had not been asked to model alternative scenarios in the event the TPP fell over for whatever reason.

The TPP has consistently been presented as a trade agreement when manifestly that was not the case. Only 7 of its 29 chapters dealt with trade. Its underlying objectives, apart from benefiting the corporate world and reducing national sovereignty through such procedures as the investor state resolution procedures, was the maintenance of US hegemony in the Asia Pacific region.

The equivalent agreement for Europe, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was intended to fulfill the same function. It is significant that neither China nor Russia in the TPP and TTIP respectively were invited to participate in either scheme, although their geography, economic, military and political power makes their exclusion absurd, unless that exclusion is seen in a wider geopolitical context.

To understand that conceptual framework that led to the US led TPP and TTIP one has to go back to 1904. In that year, the Director of the London School of Economics, Sir Halford Mackinder gave a lengthy presentation to the Royal Geographical Society. In that seminal lecture Mackinder set out the framework of the future world.

At its centre was a unitary landmass that he described as the world island. The...

22:19

Confirmed: Angus Young joins Guns N Roses on stage in Sydney "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Rumours that AC/DCs Angus Young would be joining Guns N Roses on stage at their Sydney shows were confirmed tonight.

Following a tweet by Gunners bassist Duff McKagan that the band were greeted by Angus when they touched down in Sydney, the guitar god jumped onstage with the band at ANZ Stadium.

Angus joined Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan onstage for two tracks, including the AC/DC classic Whole Lotta Rosie, and Riff Raff, both from the bands Bon Scott era.

Angus is expected to do the same tomorrow night for the bands second show at ANZ Stadium.

Its not the first time Angus has joined Guns N Roses on stage; last April at Coachella he performed the same two AC/DC songs while on stage with the band.

21:44

4 ways to resist climate change deniers "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Climate change deniers now hold the highest political office in the world, and Australia's political leadership is no better. Experts are a recent lecture in Sydney shared four ways to resist climate change denial.

21:14

Sydney hit by record temperatures during heatwave "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

With temperatures over 40C in parts of Sydney, it is now officially the hottest summer in the city's 158 year recorded history with 10 summer days over 35C. At Sydney Airport, temperatures reached 42.9C at 2.30pm today, and broke the previous record for the area set in 1980. And the worst heat could be still to come. Tomorrow, for the first time in the history of Sydney grade cricket, all matches have been called off due to the extreme heatwave. Cricket Australia and NSW doctor John Orchard pushed strongly for the unprecedented step to be taken, and NSW Cricket has advised all associations to follow suit and cancel junior and senior matches. Similarly at Royal Randwick, tomorrow's much-anticipated racing has been postponed until Monday. While residents have yet to be hit by power outages, locals in the inner west were given a short preview of what could occur if power shedding is necessary.

19:00

Song of Two Worlds: Alan Lightmans Poetic Ode to Science, the Unknown, and Our Search for Meaning, Illustrated by an 18-Year-Old Boy in India "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

One thousand questions, and each gives an answer, which then forms a question.


Song of Two Worlds: Alan Lightmans Poetic Ode to Science, the Unknown, and Our Search for Meaning, Illustrated by an 18-Year-Old Boy in India

You will not concede me philosophical poetry, Ada Lovelace the worlds first computer programmer, maverick daughter of the poet Lord Byron wrote to her mother, a mathematician bent on eradicating the fathers poetical influences on the girl. Young Lovelace exhorted: Invert the order! Will you give me poetical philosophy, poetical science?

Two centuries later, the physicist, novelist, and essayist Alan Lightman MITs only professor with dual appointment in the sciences and the humanities, and one of the most enchanting writers of our time furnished the world with a masterwork at the intersection of poetical philosophy and poetical science in an epic poem exploring lifes largest questions, some answerable and some not: questions about existence and nonexistence, free will, the nature of time and reality, the paradox of nothingness, and the human search for meaning amid an indifferent universe.

Song of Two Worlds was published in 2009 as a small, enormous book, the lyrical profundity of which rippled across the globe. Five years later, Lightman received a letter from Ajai Narendran, a teacher at the Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology in Bangalore, India a longtime fan of Lightmans, who had assigned the verse book to the students in his Conceptual Science in Art and Design class. One of them an 18-year-old boy named Derek Dominic Dsouza, a gifted self-taught artist had been so inspired by Lightmans book that he created a series of pen-and-ink drawings in response to the verses. Lightman was in turn so t...

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PIXELS RISING PLAYLIST 8th OF FEBRUARY 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

This week Sam (Small Sexy) was unfortunately missing, but Chell and Mully held down the fort and talked about games not including The Beginners Guide but including Overcooked, new mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes, and minigame Good Impression. We covered a couple of news stories including counterfeit Pokemon cards being sold by the Australian Post, Timezones return, the haze surrounding G2A.com, and most notably, Mullys awesome trip to RTX Sydney over the weekend, where he played Aussie indie games, interviewed Greg Miller and Tim Gettys, and just generally lived it up! Plus we played tracks from our featured chiptune artist Petriform from his PWYW album Dont Worry, Youre Great!

Check out the full playlist below for more details AND be sure to check out our very own Spotify playlist, where you can listen back to every track we have ever played on the show!

You can follow us on our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates about the show and listen in to Pixels Rising every Wednesday evening from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Radio Adelaide, through digital radio, online and 101.5FM.

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