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Wednesday, 17 January

17:56

Steve Bannon hat anscheinend die Aussage verweigert ... "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Steve Bannon hat anscheinend die Aussage verweigert bei seiner Befragung. Das ist bemerkenswert, weil das keine Anklage ist, eher eine Zeugenbefragung. Da ist nicht vorgesehen, dass man die Aussage verweigert. Und er verweigerte sie auch nicht, um sich nicht selbst zu belasten, sondern weil das Weie Haus ihm angeblich die Aussage verboten hat.

Das ist aus meiner Sicht eine offene Kriegserklrung des Weien Hauses an das Mueller-Team. Die Subpoena gegen Bannon bleibt bestehen.

Update: Das war ein parlamentarischer Ausschuss, der hatte nichts mit der Mueller-Befragung zu tun. Die kommt noch.

17:28

2018: How are you "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

There has been a lapse of two months. The photos overwelm me. There is just too many of them. This video I am posting was created through Microsoft. It is far from a consciousness effort, but hopefully to those few who may be interested, it may have some value.

It is hard to believe that we are over half way through January. Much of the photos are strikingly the same, from day to day. So a randomized approach is probably a good idea.The thing is I seemed to have lost many photos for most of November and December.

Before Christmas I saw a bird with which I was unfamiliar. I thought perhaps Christmas dinner had got away. I came upon a Brush-turkey, a native bird.As Wikipedia points out:

espite its name and their superficial similarities, the bird is not closely related to American turkeys, nor to the Australian bustard, which is also known as the bush turkey. Its closest relatives are the wattled brushturkey, Waigeo brushturkey and malleefowl.

The other observatin concenrs the Cicadas. They seemed to have quitened down now. I could not hear anything else.

I hate to hear news that bushfires are more likely. Daily weather is difficult enought to pick. One moment there is clear blue sky without clouds and thirty minutes later it was raining, fortunately not heavily and looking up the sky was overcast. In this instance the Bureau of Meteorologys forecast was correct. Who would have realized that we have experienced the hottest winter on record in Australia, which is large area, within which there are doubtless variations. Up until anyone can credibly disproved, the public good and public policy must address it

Here is the video with my apologies:

The How are you is inspired by this Steve Goodman song, sung by Arlo Guthie. Anyone who has been on a long train trip can, I believe, relate to the lyrics although they are specific to the trip between Chicago and New Orleans:

16:50

Steve Bannon Subpoenaed by Mueller and House Committee "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Mr. Bannon goes back to Washington. President Donald Trumps disgraced former chief strategist has been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury on links between the Trump campaign and Russia. Its the first time Muellers gone after a close associate of Trump with a grand jury subpoena. On Tuesday Bannon testified before the House Intelligence Committee, but refused to answer questions under instructions from the White House. That spurred the committee to issue a subpoena, but Bannon, apparently invoking executive privilege, says hell stay mum.

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16:19

Whats wrong with colonialism? "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

I remember many years ago sitting through a seminar at Macquarie University in Sydney during my Honours studies in Politics. That particular seminar focused on Western colonialism in the South Pacific, and modern Western imperialism in general. I remember one thing vividly from that class that remained etched into my mind. It was a question that the lecturer asked us repeatedly and insistently. Why is it so important for indigenous people to maintain their identity? What is so bad with a particular way of life or culture disappearing?

At the time I could not think of an answer. In fact none of us was able to answer it. I remember feeling like a rabbit in the headlights. Every bit of me told me this was very wrong, but I couldnt explain why. It was the mid-nineties, and only four years after I had moved to Australia from Israel. I was ignorant about what colonialism or settler-colonialism are, and their legacy. I was still blind to the Zionist settler-colonialism in which I grew up, and did not register the fact that by virtue of being white, I automatically embraced the settler-colonial power structure in Australia too.

The entire topic was taught in a sanitised way, and in what I now recognise as an apologist Western attitude with a strong white Western bias. That lecturer did not ask his question to get us to think critically about colonialism. He really meant for us to consider that there is nothing wrong with cultures disappearing and being replaced with other cultures, not by a natural, organic process of social and cultural evolution, but by force and coercion employed by someone coming in from elsewhere.

I didnt understand at the time that the disappearance of a culture by force is always in the context of psychopathic control, that it is in effect a rape, an exercise of pure power; that it is always in the service of, and for the benefit of the colonisers ruling classes. Colonialism is never for the benefit of the colonised, and it is always carried out in the context of a system of violence, control, and domination.

Colonisers do not knock on the door of the colonised, and ask politely if it is OK to borrow a cup of sugar and a couple of eggs. There is no equality of power, and the colonised cannot respond politely that they have nothing to give, or alternatively choose to offer the cup of sugar and two eggs. The key factor here is choice. The colonisers step in with superior weaponry, efficient bureaucracy and organisation, all supported by an ideology of superiority and entitlement, and they take. Its theft of land, resources, culture. It is rape on every level. It is taking what isnt theirs without asking permission, and without concern for the impact that this has on the ones from whom they are taking.

Colonisation is an exercise in objectification. Others exist only as a resource for the coloniser, not....

15:18

Donald Trumps Greatest Gift Is His Enemies "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Every morning, it seems, Donald Trumps most determined opponents awake to find out what sort of obnoxious, fact-challenged, puerile, norm-breaking thing the president has offered that day, and say to themselves, Oh, thats nothing. We can do something dumber than that!

So the nation wades from one bizarre and nonsensical controversy to another. As I write this, I cant even recall what topic we were debating last week, but Im certain it was idiotic. Part of the problem is that those who drive coverage of Trump are obsessed with the president in unhealthy ways; ways that have absolutely nothing to do with policy or governance.

For a couple of weeks now, our self-styled guardians of democracy have engaged in a concocted controversy about the presidents mental state. It wasnt only liberal columnists plying their readers with this wishful thinking, but the entire city of Washington, according to Politico, was consumed with using the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to remove the president. It was a major topic of conversation on the Sunday shows. Former Trump-booster Joe Scarborough squeezed a week of coverage out of it.

So when the presidents physician, Ronny Jackson a man who has been the White House doctor for six years  explained yesterday that Trump was, in fact, very healthy and has incredibly good genes and excellent cognitive health, the White House press corps was in disbelief. I mean, Michael Wolff had told us the opposite was true. One reporter asked why Trump appeared to slur his words at a recent press conference. Another reporter asked why Trump had the sniffles. Everyone was worried about his insalubrious meal plans. Is he limited to one scoop of ice cream now? a real reporter asked the presidential doctor.

Jonathan Karl of ABC asked, and I kid you not, Can you explain to me how a guy that eats McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken and all those Diet Cokes, and who never exercises, is in as good of shape as you say hes in? Jackson, confirming what everyone in the world who eats right and exercises daily and still struggles to keep his weight down already knows, answered: Its called genetics.

More importantly, the doctor also said Trump had passed an extensive cognitive exam that tests for all those...

14:33

Scotts answer to an email from a Grid Dymanics employee "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

by Scott Humor After my research Grid Dynamics connects wars in Ukraine and Syria with Soros Open Russia, Sobchak and snipers in Saratov was published, I received a reply from

14:15

'Made in America': El Salvador's mass graves are the worst "shitholes" "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

My journalist's hiking boots still have leftover feces and dirt from the ultimate shitholes of El Salvador: its mass graves. Many of the thousands of graves that my sources there have mapped were dug by U.S.-trained and funded security forces in the 80s. Most of the rest were dug more recently by L.A.based-gangs steadily deported to El Salvador by U.S. immigration authorities since the 90s. President Trump's characterization of Africa, Haiti and El Salvador as "shitholes" disturbed me, but I wasn't sure why. The comments were made during a discussion about the temporary protected status for hundreds of thousands of Salvadoran, Haitian and other immigrants Trump had just rescinded. In search for an answer, I went home and pulled out and studied my boots , which were tattered after too many visits to mass graves, mass graves with the remains of Salvadorans-in El Salvador, in Mexico and in the deserts of south Texas. Wearing my hiking boots during visits to numerous sites along this chain of devalued life led me to the conclusion that mass graves were the ultimate shitholes.

14:00

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BURST WATER MAIN - MANLY Sydney Rd at James St "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - North
IncidentManly Sydney Rd at James St
BURST WATER MAIN
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Started yesterday 8:16pm, last checked today 12:00am
Impact: Impact 1 of 2 eastbound lane(s) closed (lane 1).

13:56

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Honeycomb Dr, Eastern Creek "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: Honeycomb Dr, Eastern Creek, 2766
COUNCIL AREA: Blacktown
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: Fire Alarm
FIRE: No
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 17 Jan 2018 23:18

13:08

10 Of The Dumbest Questions Reporters Asked During Trumps Health Press Conference "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters on Tuesday that President Trump is in excellent health and has no cognitive or mental issues whatsoever. But that didnt stop the press corps from asking a lot of really stupid questions. Heres a sampling.

1. One reporter asked the White House physician how Trump can become as fit as Obama who struggled to kick a smoking habit. He then proceeded to whine that the press office doesnt keep a tally of how much time Trump spends on the golf course and asked if Jackson could help them with that.

2. CNNs Jim Acosta asked Jackson if a cognitive exam is the same as a psychiatric one. The answer is no.

The Washington Posts Jennifer Rubin is on the case!

3. At one point a reporter asked about Trumps dietary habits citing the oft-reported anecdotes of the presidents Diet Coke addiction and frequent trips to McDonalds and demanded an explanation for how a man who likes fast food so much could be in good health.

Its called genetics, Jackson replied.

4. Another asked about Trum...

13:01

Yet More Subby Stuff "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Researching a bit about the Mizar, I stumbled across an account of the NR-1, written by one of its officers. [nr-1] If youre interested in cold war exploration stories, and going to sea in very awkward ships stories, its pretty good.

NR-1 docked

I had heard of Trieste and Alvin, naturally, they appear from time to time in National Geographic. The NR-1 doesnt its existence was mostly classified. For one thing, it was a highly unusual ship while most deep sea exploration ships were small and cramped, NR-1 had a 145+ foot-long hull for a crew of 11, and was powered by a small nuclear reactor. NR-1 was a special project started by Admiral Hyman Rickover, the brains behind the US nuclear navy a spec sheet for the NR-1 is on the Federation of American Scientists site [fas] like everything Rickover built, it was amazing.

Most of the deep sea exploration and recovery ships in the 60s and 70s depended on a surface tender; theyd dive down in the morning and come back up for air and resupply in the evening. That meant that they couldnt go far from the tender, and they had to head to port in bad weather. The NR-1 didnt have that problem it could stay under for 45 days, if necessary. Apparently the main constraint on its dive-time was the size of the brown mountain in the sanitary tank. The author reports one encounter at sea:

The subs crew members who had gone aboard the tow ship took turns dropping their empty beer bottles into the churning wake so the glass containers would drift back and knock against the bobbing submarine, irritating whoever was standing watch on the bridge.  But having been kept in the Azores until it was too late to avoid the North Atlantic storm season, the Mizar was soon barely able to make headway in the strong seas with the NR-1 in tow, so the ocean tug USS Kiowa was summoned to take over.  The Kiowa was used to rescuing huge vessels like battleships and messaged her first question, How much diesel fuel do you have?

None, came the answer from the NR-1.

Well, how long can you keep your power on?

Twenty years..........

12:11

DC high school grads all got diplomas without meeting basic requirements, Mayor investigates "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Residents in Washington, D.C. are still baffled over how every single student at Ballou High School got their diploma, despite many of them not even showing up to class. It wasn't just one school. Students across the city graduated despite having missed more than 30 days of school in a single course, findings from the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent investigation found. The investigation is still ongoing, but parents' demand for answers prompted city officials to share some initial findings. The city wide audit came after an initial investigation by WAMU and NPR at Ballou, in which they discovered a high rate of unexcused absences. An investigation by WAMU and NPR has found that Ballou High School's administration graduated dozens of students despite high rates of unexcused absences. We reviewed hundreds of pages of Ballou's attendance records, class rosters and emails after a district employee shared the private documents. Half of the graduates missed more than three months of school last year, unexcused. One in five students was absent more than present - missing more than 90 days of school.

11:31

The Antitrust Case Against Facebook, Google and Amazon "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Facebook, Google and Amazon dominate their worlds just as Standard Oil and AT&T once did. Critics say they should get the same treatment. The answer to the antitrust question depends on a narrow test:

By Greg Ip
The Wall Street Journal
Jan. 16, 2018 11:52 a.m. ET

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Standard Oil Co. and American Telephone and Telegraph Co. were the technological titans of their day, commanding more than 80% of their markets.

Todays tech giants are just as dominant: In the U.S., Alphabet Inc.s Google drives 89% of internet search; 95% of young adults on the internet use a Facebook Inc. product; and Amazon.com Inc. now accounts for 75% of electronic book sales. Those firms that arent monopolists are duopolists: Google and Facebook absorbed 63% of online ad spending last year; Google and Apple Inc. provide 99% of mobile phone operating systems; while Apple and Microsoft Corp. supply 95% of desktop operating systems.

A growing number of critics think these tech giants need to be broken up or regulated as Standard Oil and AT&T once were. Their alleged sins run the gamut from disseminating fake news and fostering addiction to laying waste to small towns shopping districts. But antitrust regulators have a narrow test: Does their size leave consumers worse off?

By that standard, there isnt a clear case for going after big techat least for now. They are driving down prices and rolling out new and often improved products and services every week.

That may not be true in the future: If market dominance means fewer competitors and less innovation, consumers will be worse off than if those companies had been restrained. The impact on innovation can be the most important competitive effect in an antitrust case, says Fiona Scott Morton, a Yale University economist who served in the Justice Departments antitrust division under Barack Obama.

Google which has spent the past eight years in the sights of European and American antitrust authorities, is hardly a price gouger. Most of its products are free to consumers and the price advertisers pay Google per click has fallen by a third the past three years. The company remains an innovation powerhouse, investing in new products such as its voice-activated assistant Google Home.

Googles booth at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Yet Googles monopoly means some features and prices that competitors offered never made it in front of customers. Yelp Inc., which in 2004 began aggregating detailed inform...

11:29

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Richmond Rd, Berkshire Park "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Advice
LOCATION: Richmond Rd, Berkshire Park, NSW 2765
COUNCIL AREA: Penrith
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: Grass Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 17 Jan 2018 20:00

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Campbell Hill Rd, Chester Hill "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: Campbell Hill Rd, Chester Hill, 2162
COUNCIL AREA: Canterbury-Bankstown
STATUS: Under control
TYPE: Grass Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Fire and Rescue NSW
UPDATED: 17 Jan 2018 21:26

11:21

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BREAKDOWN Car - MOORE PARK Eastern Distributor just past Cleveland St "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - Inner
IncidentMoore Park Eastern Distributor just past Cleveland St
BREAKDOWN Car
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Started today 9:21pm
Impact: Impact 1 of 2 northbound lane(s) closed (lane 2).

11:18

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: ACCIDENT 2 cars - SURRY HILLS Albion St at Elizabeth St "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - Inner
IncidentSurry Hills Albion St at Elizabeth St
ACCIDENT 2 cars
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Started today 9:18pm
Impact: Impact Road closed in eastbound direction.

11:00

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: TRAFFIC LIGHTS FLASHING YELLOW - MT COLAH Pacific Hwy at Parklands Rd "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - North
IncidentMt Colah Pacific Hwy at Parklands Rd
TRAFFIC LIGHTS FLASHING YELLOW
...
Started today 9:00pm
Attending: RMS
Advice:

10:00

Listen: Geopolitics Alert Editor Jim Carey on The Anti-Media Radio "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Detroit (GPA Listen to Geopolitics Alert editor Jim Careys appearance on January 15ths episode of The Anti-Media Radio.

In the January 15th episode of The Anti-Media Radio, Geopolitics Alert editor Jim Carey calls in to talk to The Anti-Medias Nick Bernabe about several key events of the past few weeks.

Jim and Nick touch on subjects ranging from the accidental emergency alert received by everyone in Hawaii of an impending nuclear holocaust to the failure of the Western-led global financial system and its impending death. The conversation begins in Hawaii and then moves on to the potential war with North Korea and the role China is playing, not just in the Korean conflict but in the greater world.

Below are some links to read as a primer relating to the topics discussed in the show and a youtube link to listen to the episode

From The Anti-Media:

Hawaiians Just Received Inbound Ballistic Missile Threat Emergency Alert

The Whole World Is Sick and Tired of US Foreign Policy

Tillerson and Mattis Holding Trump Back From Launching Attack on North Korea

From Geopolitics Alert: 

Pakistan Ditches Dollar for Yuan Following Trumps Abusive Rhetoric

The Forgotten War: The US Destruction of The DPRK

China isnt Cheating: The Difference Between US and Chinese Investment

Also by Jim Carey relating to the topic:

Who and What Will AI Serve? US and China Give Very Different Answers


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09:17

Live Traffic NSW - All Regional NSW: ACCIDENT Car - MOONEY MOONEY M1 Pacific Mwy (F3) just past Hawkesbury River Bridge "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Regional NSW - North
IncidentMooney Mooney M1 Pacific Mwy (F3) just past Hawkesbury River Bridge
ACCIDENT Car
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Started today 6:55pm, last checked today 7:17pm
Heavy traffic conditions. Expect significant delays.

09:00

How The CIA Used Feminism To Destabilize Society "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"


 The CIA has a lot to answer for.  I personally never guessed that this is part of the CIA Gestalt.  It makes me extremely angry.

Let me tell you why.  Deleterious social changes have been ongoing during my entire lifetime.  I had presumed rather naturally that they were driven by natural causes that simply were not been addressed.   Unfortunate but then we live in an age of rapidly changing data flow and experimentation.




How The CIA Used Feminism To Destabilize Society

http://humansarefree.com/2018/01/how-cia-used-feminism-to-destabilize.html#more


"In the 1960s, the elite media invented second-wave feminism as part of the elite agenda to dismantle civilization and create a New World Order."

Since writing these words last week, I have discovered that before she became a feminist leader, Gloria Steinem worked for the CIA spying on Marxist students in Europe and disrupting their meetings.

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08:20

The Peace Boat is on its way to Australia "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

 

 

Right now, the Peace Boat is on its way to Australia. The Making Waves speaking tour will feature second-generation nuclear test survivor Karina Lester, ICAN Ambassador Scott Ludlam, hibakusha from Hiroshima and Nagasaki and former dairy farmers from Fukushima, all travelling aboard the floating international peace village. Join the tour and help us amplify the call for Australia and Japan to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

FREMANTLE

Thursday 25 January 12-2pm

Foley Hall, Mouat St (between High St and Croke St) at Notre Dame University

Register here.

ADELAIDE

Monday 29 January 6-7:30pm

Gallery Yampu, 1 Jenkins St, Birkenhead

Register here.

MELBOURNE

Thursday 1 February 6-8pm

The Cube, ACMI

Register here.

HOBART

Friday 2 February 12:30-2pm

Parliament Lawns, Salamanca Place. In the event of wet weather, we will move the event into Parliament House.

Free event. Register here.

SYDNEY

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07:33

Reverse Garbage, Marrickville NSW "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Reverse Garbage is a fabulous industrial reuse centre located within the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville. This not-for-profit co-operative was established in 1974 and its been a significant part of my life for over twenty years now. Given that I worked there part-time when Small Man was in kindergarten, Im surprised that I havent []

07:28

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Mount Vernon Rd, Mount Vernon "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Advice
LOCATION: 168 Mount Vernon Rd, Mount Vernon, NSW 2178
COUNCIL AREA: Penrith
STATUS: Under control
TYPE: Grass Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 17 Jan 2018 05:56

07:25

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BURST WATER MAIN - NORTH NARRABEEN Pittwater Rd at Lake Park Rd "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - North
IncidentNorth Narrabeen Pittwater Rd at Lake Park Rd
BURST WATER MAIN
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Started today 5:09am, last checked today 5:25pm
Impact: Impact 1 of 3 southbound lane(s) closed (bus lane).

07:11

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: ACCIDENT 2 cars - MONTEREY The Grand Pde at Barton St "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - Inner
IncidentMonterey The Grand Pde at Barton St
ACCIDENT 2 cars
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Started today 5:05pm, last checked today 5:11pm
Impact: Impact 1 of 2 northbound lane(s) closed (lane 1).

06:32

Australian university is world's first to go fully solar-powered "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

In a move that will make the Sydney institution the world's first university to be energy carbon neutral, the University of New South Wales has inked a deal to meet all its electricity needs with solar energy from next year onwards.

06:05

Euro Capital Flows or Speculation? "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

QUESTION: Is the euro really going up on capital inflows or speculation leverage?

ANSWER: We are not picking up any real net capital outflows from the USA to Europe. It appears to be speculation on the currency markets in anticipation of higher interest rates coming down the line. But real capital has not begun to move and will not seriously move in until there are higher positive rates.

More concerning has been net outflows from the USA to emerging market debt. This has been a trend led by pension funds trying to earn higher yields. They need higher returns to try to cover net losses in interest income because of the lower rates. This is very dangerous for when the dollar reverses and rises into 2021, that emerging market debt will go into default. This will only further the Monetary Crisis we see coming in the 2020-2021 time period. Meanwhile, Excess Reserves at the Fed rose during 2017 up from the low in 2016. European banks have been parking cash at the Fed since 2016 to avoid the negative rates at the ECB. We need to see that rate rise a...

06:01

To Trade anything You Must Understand What is Happening "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

QUESTION: Martin,

I took your advice back in November about a potential January DJ high and it has paid off for me well.
I am a small-time personal investor and am wondering about the content of the Vertical Market Report is this something tailor made for the Professional / Hedge fund trader?
I am considering purchasing but given the price, I would like it to be beneficial given my situation.
Appreciate any further advice you can give,
Rgds
PR

 

ANSWER: That Report is NOT for in-and-out trading. It covers position investing so you do not have to be in and out. You are not trying to sell the precise high. You position trade this type of market and it tells you when to get out. However, the most important aspect is the report explains what is unfolding. You have to have CONFIDENCE in order to trade a market. If you understand what is unfolding, then you can trade it. If you lack the understanding, you will not be able to invest or trade.

05:55

Mainstream Media Normalises Vigilantism "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim In a media exclusive this week, 7 News profiled a nationalist organisation called United Patriots Front (UPF) and its plans for blatant vigilantism on the streets of Victoria. Channel 7 painted a glowing portrait of the group as patriots who act as a kind of neighbourhood watch to protect

The post Mainstream Media Normalises Vigilantism appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

05:40

Gallery: FBi Radio Presents Freedom Time Festival "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

Always a hit with Melbourne and Perth punters, Freedom Time Festival made its debut in Sydney this January. With heavyweights including Larry Heard, Leroy Burgess & Harvey Sutherland, Johnny Osborne, Sassy J & Ruby Savage letting loose in front of the Manning Bar crowd, the atmosphere was electric. Positive vibes all round.

 

FBi Presents Freedom Time Festival | 07.01.18 | Photos by Andrew Aslanidis

 

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05:18

Gold & Silver: The Once and Future Money "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

With so much talk about bitcoin lately, I want to talk about another traditional form of money that most people have completely forgotten about

If youre a regular Daily Reckoning reader, you know I write and speak frequently on the role of gold in the monetary system.

But when I speak in public about gold, I inevitably get one question from the audience: What about silver?

Heres my answer to that question:

I love silver!

Some assume I dislike silver as a hard asset for your portfolio because I usually focus on gold. But thats simply not true. I own silver and recommend it to investors.

Do you have a torch, spare batteries and some duct tape stashed away for home emergencies, like power outages or cyclones? Of course you do.

How about 100 ounces of silver coins? If not, you should.

Silver and gold are both precious metals.

From an investment standpoint, silver is more difficult to analyse than gold because gold has almost no uses except as money.

(Gold is widely used in jewellery, but I consider gold jewellery a hard asset; what I call wearable wealth.)

Silver, on the other hand, has many industrial applications.

This means that the price of silver may rise or fall based on industrial utilisation and the business cycle, independent of monetary factors such as inflation, deflation and interest rates.

More importantly, silver, like gold, is a form of money.

Why its actually silver that has
a wider use throughout world history

Gold may have a higher valuation by weight and be scarcer than silver, but silver has seen much wider usage as money throughout world history.

And in an extreme social or infrastructure breakdown in which banks, ATMs and store scanners are offline silver coins might be the only way to buy groceries for your family.

A gold coin is too valuable to exchange for a basket of groceries, but a silver coin or two is just about right.

Bitcoin, which depends upon a normally functioning grid, certainly wont get you anything you need when theres no electricity. Good luck trying.

If a failure happens and dont believe for a second that it couldnt shortages will appear and the price of silver could soar to $60 per ounce or higher, a roughly 250% gain from current levels of about $17.50 per ounce.

Beyond the real possibility of emergencies, my expectation is that as savers and investors lose confidence in central bank money, they will increasingly turn to physical money (gold and silver) as stores o...

04:53

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Springfield Rd, Catherine Field "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Advice
LOCATION: Springfield Rd, Catherine Field, NSW 2557
COUNCIL AREA: Camden
STATUS: Under control
TYPE: Grass Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 1 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 17 Jan 2018 14:49

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Sir Bertram Stevens Dr, Royal National Park "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: Sir Bertram Stevens Dr, Royal National Park, 2233
COUNCIL AREA: Sutherland
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: MVA/Transport
FIRE: No
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 17 Jan 2018 14:43

04:53

"How Is One To Live?" "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in ones culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light.
- Barry Lopez

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: HAZARD Debris Box - PYMBLE Ryde Rd at Pacific Hwy "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - North
IncidentPymble Ryde Rd at Pacific Hwy
HAZARD Debris Box
...
Started today 2:53pm
Impact: Impact Eastbound traffic affected.

04:47

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BREAKDOWN Car - ARNCLIFFE M5 East Mwy just past Cooks River Tunnel "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - Inner
IncidentArncliffe M5 East Mwy just past Cooks River Tunnel
BREAKDOWN Car
...
Started today 2:46pm, last checked today 2:47pm
Heavy traffic conditions. 

03:55

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BREAKDOWN Crane - ROSEBERY Southern Cross Dr between Gardeners Rd and Link Rd "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - Inner
IncidentRosebery Southern Cross Dr between Gardeners Rd and Link Rd
BREAKDOWN Crane
Started today 1:06pm, last checked today 1:55pm
Impact: Impact 1 northbound lane(s) closed (breakdown lane)....

03:41

Talk Nation Radio: Jackson Lears on the Russiagate Religion "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Jackson Lears is the Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University. Lears is the editor of the journal Raritan: A Quarterly Review. His books include: Something for Nothing: Luck in America and Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America. He recently wrote an article called What We Dont Talk about When We Talk about Russian Hacking for the London Review of Books.

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03:21

Lisa Havilah on The Horse Trottted Another Couple of Metres, Then it Stopped "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

On Arts Wednesday 17 January 2018, Sylvias guest was Lisa Havilah, Director of Carriageworks, host to the amazing installation by German artist, Katharina Grosse, with the more amazing title you see above. The conversation mainly focussed on the technical logistics of installing such an enormous work in a sensitive heritage building.

Listen tot he 2 parts of the conversation here:

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03:18

Dainty Sichuan ~ Chinese - World Square "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Dainty Sichuan in World Square opened with hoopla and queues because it's from Melbourne. Which puzzled us because Sydney kicks Melbourne's butt when it comes to Chinese food. But that's the way it rolls these days, we just take it on the Chin Chin. So we get down and dainty in World Square and find we quite like the place. While it has a bit of a chain store vibe, the food is good and the

03:16

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Announce New Album Tearing at the Seams "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

Image Courtesy of Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats American roots rock band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have just announced plans to release their highly anticipated new album Tearing at the Seams on the 9th March this year. The album is the follow up to Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats highly successful []

01:57

Lets work towards an inclusive Australia Day for all "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Momentum for changing the date of Australia Day from January 26 has made its way to Canberra this week. Just yesterday, the Greens committed to campaign on the issue both at a Federal and local government level.

ANTaR has been campaigning for changing the date for a number of years now, and heres why.

For anyone familiar with Australian history, the arrival of the British in Sydney Cove on January 26, 1788 did not set off a peaceful 200 years of coexistence based on agreement to hand over land, resources and the system of law/lore.

For the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, whose land it is that the British took that day, a foreign people had arrived and proceeded to steal their land in Sydney Cove. The colonists planted a flag, cut down trees, and took what space they needed to establish their camp.

Please help Australia come to terms with what January 26 represents to First People, please sign our Sea of Hands Pledge.


Thinking of how to mark the day? Weve collated some of the events and rallies led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that are being held on the 26 January. View the list here.
Interested in volunteering with ANTaR on Survival Day at Yabun Festival in Sydney? Find out more here.

Not long after, there was armed conflict, commencing years of frontier conflict, massacres, forcibly stealing other First Nations land, moving them off it, stealing vital food resources, and smashing the way of life that had been lived for thousands of years in those places.

The uninvited British arrival and encampment in...

01:53

Actor Jessica Falkholt dies in hospital "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Jessica Falkholt. Pic Fox News

Home and Away actor Jessica Falkholt has died in hospital a week after a funeral was held in Sydney for her sister and parents following a horror Boxing Day car crash.

The 29-year-old had been in a critical condition in St George Hospital after being pulled from the wreckage on December 26 the NSW South Coast along with her 21-year-old sister Annabelle, who later died.

Jessica died in hospital at 10.20am on Wednesday, the hospital says.

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01:42

Bannon refused to answer House panel's questions about time in White House "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Bannon refused to answer House panel's questions about time in White House | 16 Jan 2018 | President Donald Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon refused to answer questions Tuesday from the House intelligence committee about his time in the White House, prompting panel members to subpoena him on the spot, according to a person familiar with the interview. Bannon appeared before the committee as part of its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, speaking just weeks after a falling-out with Trump over comments he made in an explosive new book. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) confirmed Tuesday that he issued a subpoena for Bannon.

01:32

NSW Drivers Will Be Tested For Cocaine "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

With the New South Wales road toll at its highest in eight years, the state government is introducing tough new measures including doubling the number of mobile drug tests (MDTs) and adding cocaine to the list of tested substances. 397 people died on the states roads in 2017, and the holiday road toll more than

The post NSW Drivers Will Be Tested For Cocaine appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

01:06

Hunger strike starts over immigration detention visits restrictions "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Over two hundred detainees at two detention centres, Villawood in Sydney and Maribyrnong in Melbourne, have declared a hunger strike in protest at visiting restrictions recently announced by Border Force. The detainees have been on hunger strike for more than 24 hours, since the morning of Monday 15 January. Posters declaring the changes would apply after 22 January went up unannounced in the centres, last week. Detainees only found out about the policy when told by their visitors. Under the restrictions, visitors will have to give five days notice of any visit, fill in a five-page form, with actual visits restricted to one on one. Visitors will also be required to have 100 points of ID when they attend the detention centre to visit.

01:00

Premiere: Moza Explore Living Your Truth In New Visuals for Gold "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

Delving into self-doubt, acceptance and living your truth, Gold is the latest offering from local electronic duo Moza. Hear it first on FBi Radio and peep the tracks intimately honest visuals below.

Following up their bass-heavy release Keep Up, Cam Nacson and Toby Chew Lee found themselves writing their newest single in a time of change friends were moving overseas, taking up new jobs, starting new relationships.  Questioning the role relationships play in shaping personalities as well as the way that different versions of ourselves inhabit different spaces within our lives, Mozas newest track was born.

With the help of director Madeline King and cinematographer Miller Best, Moza brought their ideas to life on screen. Of the visuals, the duo had this to say:

 

WHO: Moza GOLD tour
WHERE: Oxford Art Factory, Gallery Bar.
WHEN: Saturday March 24
DETAILS: Get em here.

 

GOLD by Moza is out now.

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23:52

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: LATE FINISHING ROAD WORKS and Burst Water Main - FIVE DOCK Lyons Rd at Great North Rd "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - Inner
IncidentFive Dock Lyons Rd at Great North Rd
LATE FINISHING ROAD WORKS and Burst Water Main
...
Started today 7:23am, last checked today 9:52am
Impact: Impact 1 of 2 southbound lane(s) closed (lane 1).

23:17

Watch The New Vance Joy Video Were Going Home Plus Details of Upcoming Album "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

Image Courtesy of Vance Joy Vance Joy this week released his epic new, banjo driven single and video Were Going Home. The track is the latest helping from Vance Joys upcoming album Nation of Two which is due for release on the 23rd February. Were Going Home is a typical Vance Joy anthem with a []

22:52

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: HAZARD Timber - ARTARMON Gore Hill Fwy approaching Lane Cove Tunnel Entrance "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - North
IncidentArtarmon Gore Hill Fwy approaching Lane Cove Tunnel Entrance
HAZARD Timber
...
Started today 8:52am
Impact: Impact Westbound traffic affected.

22:32

NSW hazardous surf, hot weather warning "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Rock fishermen are being urged to stay safe, with hazardous surf predicted for today. Photo Shutterstock

Beachgoers in NSW have been warned to be aware of hazardous surf conditions across the states coastline.

While there wont be a repeat of the damaging surf conditions which closed most of the patrolled beaches on Tuesday, the surf will still be large and powerful on Wednesday, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

Hazardous surf is large and powerful and dangerous for typical coastal activities especially rock fishing, duty forecaster Andrew Haigh told AAP.

Temperatures across NSW are also forecast to start heating up with parts of the state expected to reach 40C on Thursday.

Wentworth in the states far south west is forecast to reach 42C and Broken Hill in the far west of NSW is expected to reach 40C on Thursday.

The high temperatures will continue into the weekend as Penrith is forecast to reach 42C on Friday and Saturday and the mercury is set to reach 44C in Ivanhoe in central NSW on Saturday.

The NSW Rural Fire Service has warned residents to prepare for the high temperatures and increased fire danger.

Temperatures will reach the mid-40s in a number of areas and the Bureau of Meteorology forecast indicates there is little relief in sight, with little to no rain forecast during the coming hot spell, NSW RFS commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said in a statement.

The forecast heatwave will elevate the risk of fire and total fire bans are likely to be declared for some areas, so I urge landholders, homeowners, businesses and holidaymakers to consider how they will be impacted and begin making their preparations today.

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22:13

The Ocean City Lawsuit Explained, a Bit. "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

OC Blog photo 2018Ocean City, Maryland, Spring 2017. This photo was taken just before the Town of Ocean City passed the emergency ordinance addressing the panic officials claim bare-chested women would create on the beach.

 

So after a summer of patient deliberation turned into an autumn of patient deliberation, we have finally filed our civil rights complaint against the Town of Ocean Citys unconstitutional ordinance banning female, but not male, bare-chestedness.

Rather than rehash the story, which is easy enough to find on this blog and through a simple Google search, I thought I would instead do an FAQ about topfreedom and what parts of this lawsuit I can speak to for the benefit of supporters and detractors checking in here as a result of the recent news coverage regarding our lawsuit.

Please understand that I cannot answer certain questions, mostly the ones that require me to make legal arguments.  Lawyers are involved now finally.  Thank goodness.  So with that said, welcome, or welcome back.  Im excited to have this underway.

Q:  There are so many bigger concerns in the...

22:00

January 17 On This Day in Australian History "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"



1810 - William Bligh arrived at Port Jackson from Hobart in HMS Porpoise.

1839 - NSW minimum price of Crown Land increased from 5 shillings to 12 shillings minimum an acre.

1843 - John Clements Wickham arrived in Brisbane as police magistrate. He was appointed Government Resident on 1st January 1853.

1852 - Sturt Light (Cape Willoughby Lighthouse), SA, first exhibited.

1852 - William Swan Urquhart completed his survey of the town of Ballarat, Victoria.

1859 - The railway line from Footscray to Williamstown Pier (Vic) opened.

1889 - A heatwave hit western New South Wales and pre-empted destructive bushfires.

1895 - Moolooloorun (Aboriginal male, no given surname) was Hanged on gallows constructed at Crescent Lagoon, NT in the presence of other members of his aboriginal community for the murder of an unnamed Chinese man near the Roper River.

1899 - A six foot tidal wave was noted at Charles Point, NT, origins unknown.

1900 - Lolli Kayser Singh was Hanged at Adelaide Gaol for the murder of Sunda Singh at Denial Bay.

1902 - The Richmond Vale Railway Line (NSW) was opened.

1902 - The Stanford Merthyr Branch Railway line (NSW) was opened.

1911 - On this day Melbourne became the first district branch of the Australian Journalists Association ( AJA) to be approved.


1916 - The Linton to Skipton Railway line (Vic) opened.

1922 - Splashing a bit of paint around was profitable for William Beckwith McInnes who took home the very first Archibald Prize for portraiture.

1929 - 800 striking waterside workers rioted, attacking the non-union labour that was brought in to break the strike, with at least one (later) fatality arising from the conflict that of Mounted Constable Evans.

1930 - Australia signed an agreement with Germany regarding the liquidation of German property in Australia.

1941 - The religious group, Jehovah's Witnesses, were banned as a pacifist sect.

1944 - Meat rationing was imposed, allowing the purchase of meat with coupons within a weekly ration per person of up to 680g of high quality meat and 1.8 kg of lower quality meat.

1945 - A fire on the wharves of Fremantle, WA, destroyed many buildings and ships.

1959 - Tasmania's first shark attack in over a century took place at Port Arthur.

1962 - Bushfires surrounding Melbourne caused the loss of 8 lives and extensive property damage.
The media reported that bushfires had spread to the suburbs, coming within 19kms of the Melbourne CBD.

1968 - The rockin', rollin' riding group on the Mornin...

21:30

The State with the Sickest Children has the Highest Vaccination Rates "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Mississippi-Infant-Motality-last-US

The Unhealthiest State in America Has the Best Vaccination Rate: Offits Orwellian Logic Fails to Connect the Dots

by the World Mercury Project Team

In a Daily Beast opinion piece on December 15, Paul Offitone of the vaccine industrys most strident ambassadorspuzzles over a seeming contradiction.

How, Offit wonders, could the state of Mississippi, which has the worst overall health in the nation, have used standout efficiency to achieve over 99.4% vaccine coverage in kindergartners?

Rather than seriously investigate this apparent enigma, Offit presents his ready-made answer and reveals his articles true purpose. According to Paul Offit, Mississippis high vaccination rates are due to the states 1979 decision to make the governmentrather than parentsthe primary vaccine decision-maker for children.

Reflecting on the Mississippi Supreme Courts 1979 elimination of that states religious exemption to vaccination, Offit applauds the Courts position, stating,

If a parent harbors a religious belief that contradicts a basic tenant [sic] of modern medicinethe state has a right to protect the child from the irresponsible acts of the parent.

Offitthough a parent himselftells readers that the state-determined duty to vaccinate supersedes other parental rights.

In short, Offit appears to believe that coercion is the name of the game, openly admitting that he disapproves of the 47 states that still allow parents in the U.S. to take religious, moral or personal beliefs into account when making vaccine decisions on behalf of their children.

The worst health in the nation

According to the comprehensive state-by-state...

21:10

The State with the Sickest Children has the Highest Vaccination Rates "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Mississippi-Infant-Motality-last-US

The Unhealthiest State in America Has the Best Vaccination Rate: Offits Orwellian Logic Fails to Connect the Dots

by  the World Mercury Project Team

In a Daily Beast opinion piece on December 15, Paul Offitone of the vaccine industrys most strident ambassadorspuzzles over a seeming contradiction.

How, Offit wonders, could the state of Mississippi, which has the worst overall health in the nation, have used standout efficiency to achieve over 99.4% vaccine coverage in kindergartners?

Rather than seriously investigate this apparent enigma, Offit presents his ready-made answer and reveals his articles true purpose. According to Paul Offit, Mississippis high vaccination rates are due to the states 1979 decision to make the governmentrather than parentsthe primary vaccine decision-maker for children.

Reflecting on the Mississippi Supreme Courts 1979 elimination of that states religious exemption to vaccination, Offit applauds the Courts position, stating,

If a parent harbors a religious belief that contradicts a basic tenant [sic] of modern medicinethe state has a right to protect the child from the irresponsible acts of the parent.

Offitthough a parent himselftells readers that the state-determined duty to vaccinate supersedes other parental rights.

In short, Offit appears to believe that coercion is the name of the game, openly admitting that he disapproves of the 47 states that still allow parents in the U.S. to take religious, moral or personal beliefs into account when making vaccine decisions on behalf of their children.

The worst health in the nation

According to the comprehensive state-by-state...

20:59

Vacancies down in 2017; but not everywhere... "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Seasonal vacancies

As usual vacancy rates were higher in the month of December at 2.5 per cent or 80,092 vacancies.

Despite the record high level of building, vacancies were considerably lower than a year earlier, when there were 89,721 vacancies according to SQM Research figures.

The year-on-year decrease reflects a combination of strong population growth and a very high volume of higher-density apartments still under construction, there being a lag in the completion of this dwelling type. 

Hobart has a record low vacancy rate for any capital city of an extremely tight 0.3 per cent, while Canberra (1.3 per cent) and Adelaide (1.5 per cent) remain tight rental markets. 

Asking rents have increased strongly in Hobart and Canberra accordingly over 2017. 

Perth and Darwin also seem to have turned a corner, with vacancy rates well down from a year earlier, while Melbourne's 2.1 per cent vacancy rate was also well down from 2.4 per cent in December 2016.

This downtrend wasn't the case everywhere however, with Sydney recording a multi-year high reading of 2.6 per cent in December, up from 2.3 per cent last year. 

The numbers can jag around a bit, but smoothing the figures on a 6mMA basis gives a sense of the relative condition of the rental market in each city and the prevailing trends. 


At the end of the 2017 financial year, New South Wales had a record 64,470 attached dwellings under construction, with the overdue flood of completions doubtless accounting for the jump in December. 

...

20:49

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: ACCIDENT 2 cars - CASULA M5 Mwy at Westlink M7 "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - South
IncidentCasula M5 Mwy at Westlink M7
ACCIDENT 2 cars
...
Started today 6:49am
Impact: Impact Southbound traffic affected.

20:45

No joke! President John Tyler, born 1790, has two living grandsons "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Okay, we know you aren't going to believe this, but it's true: John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States, has two grandchildren that are still living today. IT'S TRUE, WE SWEAR. Tyler served as President from 1841 to 1845 and has two grandchildren who are still alive some 173 years later. Matt Smethurst tweeted the fun fact on Tuesday: But how could this be possible? Well, it turns out the answer is simpler than you think. President Tyler just never stopped having children. When he died in 1862, he had 15 children. The youngest of those 15 kids remarried and had children late in their lives, which resulted in our current situation.

20:38

1) Social affairs ministry sends food to tackle measles, malnutrition in Asmat "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"


2) Freeport Indonesia Pays First Dividend in Three Years
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https://en.antaranews.com/news/114288/social-affairs-ministry-sends-food-to-tackle-measles-malnutrition-in-asmat
1) Social affairs ministry sends food to tackle measles, malnutrition in Asmat
Reporter: antara  1 hour ago

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Social Affairs has sent food to tackle the extraordinary outbreaks of measles and malnutrition in Asmat District, Papua.
...

20:35

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: HAZARD Wires down - CASULA Camden Valley Way near Beech Rd "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - South
IncidentCasula Camden Valley Way near Beech Rd
HAZARD Wires down
...
Started today 6:35am
Attending: Emergency service(s), RMS, Utility company
Advice:

20:28

The Only Real Way To Deal With A Narcissist "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Narcissists are not people we can merely avoid. There are plenty of them in this world and they are not just going to disappear.

Narcissism seems to be quite the epidemic in current times. We come across them almost daily whether they are our bosses, partners, or even people on the streets. While some believe there would be narcissists no matter what others blame our modern culture on the rise. That being said, the reason behind the rise does not matter as much as knowing how to deal with the narcissists in your life.

Well, to begin with, we need to be able to spot narcissists. They are good liars and are able to hide quite well behind their masks. The number one best way to deal with a narcissist once you have identified him or her is to cut ties. Completely refuse to engage. Do not try to fight fire with fire and do not try to win them over, those things will never work. The narcissist is not someone who can be swayed so easily and he or she is not someone who cares about other people.

When it comes to doing what is best for YOU, moving on is your literal BEST option. While this may not be the answer you were hoping for it is the best one I can offer to you. This is the only way to ensure you are one hundred percent out of their clutches and not dealing with their bullshit.

Narcissists feed off of us and when we cut the supply off we are allowing ourselves to become whole again. When I say cut ties I mean literally completely cut ties, NO CONTACT WHATSOEVER! Once the narcissist realizes you are not coming back he or she will seek their supply elsewhere.

They will move on quickly, whether you think they will or not. If you are dealing with a true narcissist they will find someone else to benefit from right off the bat. You have to be very strict with not speaking to or having anything to do with the narcissist as if he or she wants you bad enough they will try to draw you back in.

Narcissists are charming and kind at first but once they get you in their grasp they become manipulative and cause a lot of stress on us. Because of how their brains work it is almost impossible to make a narcissist truly aware that they are the problem within the relationship and while I hate to say it, it is pretty much impossible for them to change.

You may fall for the narcissists mask but once the mask comes off, everything will go to complete shit. You cannot fix this person and this person does not love you. Narcissists only care about themselves. Do what is best for you and cut ties with the narcissist....

20:25

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: TRAFFIC LIGHTS FLASHING YELLOW - PENRITH Great Western Hwy at Parker St "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - West
IncidentPenrith Great Western Hwy at Parker St
TRAFFIC LIGHTS FLASHING YELLOW
...
Started today 6:13am, last checked today 6:25am
Impact: Impact Traffic affected in all directions.

18:45

Ruddock condemns Bahai Death Sentence in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Hornsby Shire Mayor Philip Ruddock has joined the local Bahai community in expressing outrage over the death sentence of Hamed bin Haydara in Yemen. Mr [more]

The post Ruddock condemns Bahai Death Sentence in Yemen appeared first on The Weekly Times.

18:21

Red Alert Cory Bernardi: Colonel Pickerings joined your party! "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

TWT SPECIAL REPORT Rydes unpopular ex-mayor The Colonel Pickering is desperately trying to resurrect his political career after the Liberals kicked him out prior to [more]

The post Red Alert Cory Bernardi: Colonel Pickerings joined your party! appeared first on The Weekly Times.

18:14

Someone will be killed soon, say locals "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

BY OUR MOTORING EDITOR Two serious car accidents in as many weeks has angered residents living near the intersection of Shepherd and Sewell Streets in [more]

The post Someone will be killed soon, say locals appeared first on The Weekly Times.

18:09

Our Modest Contribution to Sh*thole Theory "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Our Modest Contribution to Sh*thole Theory
by Bill Bonner

"We recently had our DNA checked. Unsurprisingly, it showed that we are what we thought we were - Irish, English, and Scottish. But we are something more. In addition to the Irish riffraff, English aristocracy and Scottish bagpipers nesting in our family tree, there are, apparently, some Moors in there, too. North African is how Ancestry.com describes it. Where did that come from? we asked no one in particular. Some sh*thole country! came the answer. Here, developing like a photo in a darkroom tray, is our modest contribution to Sh*thole Theory.

All over the place: When we first caught wind of President Trumps sh*thole comment, we were outraged. We thought he was talking about our hometown. A family friend came to Baltimore for a visit last week: ...

17:02

AUSTRALIA DAY: January 26 YES or NO? "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

THE WEEKLY TIMES SPECIAL INQUIRY Every January in recent times the matter of January 26 as Australia Day has been raised by various individuals and [more]

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16:55

Pool drowning is preventable "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Dear Sir, I write to you in my capacity as the CEO of Royal Life Saving Society Australia, to ask all readers to take [more]

The post Pool drowning is preventable appeared first on The Weekly Times.

16:52

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Hume Hwy, Menangle "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: Hume Hwy, Menangle, NSW 2568
COUNCIL AREA: Wollondilly
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: MVA/Transport
FIRE: No
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 17 Jan 2018 02:38

16:47

More or less income tax "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Dear Sir, Tax, Tax, Tax. No one wants to pay more tax, including me. Like most other people, I want and need the services I [more]

The post More or less income tax appeared first on The Weekly Times.

16:20

The Unhealthiest State in America Has the Best Vaccination Rate: Offits Orwellian Logic Fails to Connect the Dots "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

By  the World Mercury Project Team

 

In a Daily Beast opinion piece on December 15, Paul Offitone of the vaccine industrys most strident ambassadorspuzzles over a seeming contradiction. How, Offit wonders, could the state of Mississippi, which has the worst overall health in the nation, have used standout efficiency to achieve over 99.4% vaccine coverage in kindergartners? Rather than seriously investigate this apparent enigma, Offit presents his ready-made answer and reveals his articles true purpose. According to Paul Offit, Mississippis high vaccination rates are due to the states 1979 decision to make the governmentrather than parentsthe primary vaccine decision-maker for children.

Reflecting on the Mississippi Supreme Courts 1979 elimination of that states religious exemption to vaccination, Offit applauds the Courts position, stating, If a parent harbors a religious belief that contradicts a basic tenant [sic] of modern medicinethe state has a right to protect the child from the irresponsible acts of the parent. Offitthough a parent himselftells readers that the state-determined duty to vaccinate supersedes other parental rights. In short, Offit appears to believe that coercion is the name of the game, openly admitting that he disapproves of the 47 states that still allow parents in the U.S. to take religious, moral or personal beliefs into account when making vaccine decisions on behalf of their children.

 

 

The worst health in the nation

According to the comprehensive state-by-state health rankings that Offit cites, Mississippi has remained squarely at the bottom of the nations overall health rankings for decades (Figure 1). The low ranking correlates, in part, with the states poverty statistics: one-third of Mississippis children live in poverty (the highest percentage of any state), and 87% of the states Medicaid enrollees are children. But from birth on, scattered health statistics suggest that Mississippis children and adolescents face other phys...

15:38

PC brigade protest season "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

AUSTRALIA DAY seems to increasingly bring out the would-be PC brigade protesting January 26 as our national celebration day. Previously known as Anniversary Day commemorating [more]

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14:50

Prayer and Meditation for Wednesday, January 17, 2018 I come against you in the name of the Lord of hosts. With God All Things Are Possible "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbot
Lectionary: 313

Image may contain: one or more people and people standing

Reading 1  1 SM 17:32-33, 37, 40-51

David spoke to Saul:
Let your majesty not lose courage.
I am at your service to go and fight this Philistine.
But Saul answered David,
You cannot go up against this Philistine and fight with him,
for you are only a youth, while he has been a warrior from his youth.David continued:
The LORD, who delivered me from the claws of the lion and the bear,
will also keep me safe from the clutches of this Philistine.
Saul answered David, Go! the LORD will be with you.

Then, staff in hand, David selected five smooth stones from the wadi
and put them in the pocket of his shepherds bag.
With his sling also ready to hand, he approached the Philistine.

With his shield bearer marching before him,
the Philistine also advanced closer and closer to David.
When he had sized David up,
and seen that he was youthful, and ruddy, and handsome in appearance,
the Philistine held David in contempt.
The Philistine said to David,
Am I a dog that you come against me with a staff?
Then the Philistine cursed David by his gods
and said to him, Come here to me,
and I will leave your flesh for the birds of the air
and the beasts of the field.
David answered him:
You come against me with sword and spear and scimitar,
but I come against you in the name of the LORD of hosts,
the God of the armies of Israel that you have insulted.
Today the LORD shall deliver you into my hand;
I will strike you down and cut off your head.
This very day I will leave your corpse
and the corpses of the Philistine army for the birds of the air
and the beasts of the field;
thus the whole land shall le...

14:47

Santiago, Chile: Noise Bombs Detonated in Solidarity with the Anarchist Comrades Detained in Villa Francia "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

NOISEBOMB

We are still the same, but more violent

On Saturday, January 6th, we went out to the street aimlessly.  Together with our partners in crime, remembering old and good  times. Every step of the way through this damn city we faced the imposed reality and inevitably our answer was vandalism. We
reclaim our lives whenever we mock authority. Everyone has their own way of seeing things, whether they agree with each other or  not, but even so, with us, disorder has always been where we meet, a point where emotions come to life. This is what we like,
what we want and what we look for, always with an idea behind it.

We placed three powerful noise bombs, inside a dumpster in a public square, under a car and inside a gym; setting off alarms and attracting the attention of the citizens and the despicable police. The streets of Santiago at night are ours when we decide to indulge in the luxury of vandalizing its symbols.

And so the days go by and we continue to plan and put into action new ways to cause disturbances with rocks, sound bombs, fireworks, graffiti etc.

Anarchy and Chaos are our expressions of Struggle and of Life....

14:45

The Healing Powers of Sweet Potatoes According To The Medical Medium "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

By Alanna Ketler

Have you heard of the Medical Medium? CE has covered this man and his miraculously simple approach to fighting and curing many of the so-called mystery illnesses that are plaguing humanity today. Anthony William is the man who channels a being known as Spirit, but to the public, this being is known as the Medical Medium. In depth, he explains what is causing these illnesses, what they actually are and how to treat them, without the use of any prescription medicine.

The Medical Medium has the answers and the treatments, he insists that a whole foods plant-based diet is the secret to treating the majority of the illnesses that we are suffering from today including the ones that doctors themselves are unable to diagnose and treat. Finally, there has been hope for hundreds if not thousands of people who have tried everything else or have been told that their illnesses are psychosomatic simply because the doctor does not know what the illness is in the first place or how to effectively treat it. All this can be treated by eliminating certain items from your diet and adding in an abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs thats it, and its worked for many. 

In one of his recent books, Medical Medium Life Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, you will find an index of a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs with an in depth explanation of each ones capacity to heal.

Each food listed comes with a set of conditions and symptoms that it can treat, how the food can support you emotionally, and the spiritual lesson that the food can offer you. The book also provides a simple, healthy, whole food, plant-based recipe that you can make with it.

...

14:41

The Exquisite Book Cover for Rebecca Roanhorse's TRAIL OF LIGHTNING "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Books by Native writers have given me moments where a phrase so perfectly reflects my experience, that I exclaim aloud, with joy, 'YES!' Illustrations can do that, too, and once in a great while, a book cover will have that effect.

Last week, Barnes and Noble did the cover reveal for Rebecca Roanhorse's Trail of Lightning. Rebecca is Ohkay Owingeh (the tribal nation my mom is from) and African American. When I saw the cover, my heart swelled. I wanted everyone in my Native networks to see it! The art is by Tommy Arnold.

So, I shared it widely and others did, too. It had the same kind of impact on Native people. Tiffany Midge, for example, said she wanted to make it into a poster. Tiffany is Hunkpapa Lakota. She's a writer, too. Look for her in #NotYourPrincess. Pernell Thomas is Navajo. On Twitter, he said:

This! This! This! Seeing a powerful Din woman on the cover of a book like this is so inspirational and life changing. I can't help but think how many young Din children will be empowered by this imagery. The k ntsaa!!! ahx'h

Trail of Lightning isn't a book for kids but I have no doubt that they'll see teens and parents reading it. And feel empowered. Some of you may be wondering why we're having this reaction. We all probably see the power that the lightning imparts, but some of us saw Maggie's mocs. Some of us saw the truck we (or someone in our family) drives on the reservation. But there are things that are not there that make the cover powerful in other ways.

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13:06

How Michael Larson Exploited A Loophole To Win A Game Show Fortune "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

On Sunday, the Game Show Network (GSN) aired a special whose title referred to the scandal on the 1980s hit game show Press Your Luck. Promotions for the documentary even referred to the incident as the greatest scandal in game show history.

But compared to the quiz show controversies of the 1950sin which producers rigged outcomes by giving contestants answers prior to show tapingsthe Press Your Luck scandal qualifies as nothing of the sort.

On Press Your Luck, the contestant in question merely used knowledge of the game to increase his odds of winning. As with a blackjack expert at counting cards who takes a casino to the proverbial cleaners, his actions neither violated the law, nor any standards that would warrant the ignominy that the scandal moniker connotes.

Doing Game Show Homework

Press Your Luck, which premiered in September 1983, featured players taking turns at a game board filled with various cash amounts, prizes, and the dreaded Whammywhich, when landed upon, took away all a players money. Players answered questions to earn spins, which each gave a contestant one chance to control the game board. With each spin, contestants would either win the cash or prize they landed on, or, in the case of a Whammy, lose their winnings to that point.

When CBS, which broadcast Press Your Luck, first premiered the game, it only used a handful of computer-generated sequences to randomize the indicator on the game board that the contestant stopped to determine the prize he or she would receiveor, on an average of one in six spins, a Whammy. A technological marvel for its day, the boards computing power proved primitive by twenty-first-century standards. But at the time, CBS and Bill Carruthers, the shows creator, felt that the handful of sequences would represent a sufficiently complex and random pattern that contestants could not decipher it.

Unfortunately for them, however, Michael Larson, an Ohio ice-cream truck driver with a proclivity for get-rich quick schemes, took both the time and energy to do so. Armed with a video cassette recorder, he recorded episodes of the show, watching in slow-motion to discern the patterns, and even using the pause button to mimic the shows spins.

While learning the pattern of sequences, Larson discovered two other key facts: Two squares on the 18-square game board never contained a Whammyand, in the shows second round, always contained additional spins.

With these three pieces of information, Larson had the ability to turn Press Your Luck into a real-life ATM. By understanding the seemingly random, but in reality quite predictable, game board patterns, Larson could use every spin to win dollarsand additional spinsa...

13:00

How To Talk About The Gap In Your Work History "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Sometimes, addressing it directly can be your best option.

Whether youre gearing up for a triumphant return to the workforce or grappling with the best way to explain a recent gap in your employment history, addressing time away from the professional world can be a daunting task. Given that a glaring hole on your resume will likely be a red flag to prospective employers, youll want to take steps to proactively answer questions they may have.

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11:42

Save University of New Englands habitat trees "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

[ Wednesday, 17 Jan; 1:00 pm; ] Dear All, The University of New England (UNE) is currently destroying some of its greatest assets. These are the hollow-bearing trees, habitat for gliders, parrots and koalas. Planning and implementation of tree removal has been kept secret. From 8 January 2018, contractors started removing the first of 78 trees from the UNE campus. During the week, it [...] full article 

10:37

"The Wit Of Ashleigh Brilliant" "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

"An optimist thinks that this is the best possible world.
A pessimist fears that this is true."

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately
explained by incompetence."

"My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right."

"I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met."

"A chicken and an egg are lying in bed. The chicken is smoking a cigarette
with a satisfied smile on its face and the egg is frowning and looking put out.
The egg mutters to no one in particular, I guess we answered THAT question."

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."

- Ashleigh Brilliant

09:54

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BREAKDOWN Truck - WAHROONGA M1 Pacific Mwy (F3) approaching Pennant Hills Rd "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - North
IncidentWahroonga M1 Pacific Mwy (F3) approaching Pennant Hills Rd
BREAKDOWN Truck
...
Started today 7:54pm
Impact: Impact 1 of 3 southbound lane(s) closed (lane 1).

09:51

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: ACCIDENT Car and trailer - ROSEVILLE CHASE Warringah Rd at Roseville Bridge "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - North
IncidentRoseville Chase Warringah Rd at Roseville Bridge
ACCIDENT Car and trailer (Site cleared )
...
Started today 5:55pm, last checked today 7:51pm
Moderate traffic conditions. 

09:51

Max Igan on The World You Dont Know "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

 



"The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will take down the scenery, move the tables and chairs out of the way, then they will pull back the curtains and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." - Frank Zappa

"Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past." - George Orwell

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. - Plato

"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned. - Richard Feynman
...

09:48

#Australia: Hunger Strike starts Over Immigration Detention Visits Restrictions "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Over two hundred detainees at two detention centres, Villawood in Sydney and Maribyrnong in Melbourne, have declared a hunger strike in protest at visiting restrictions recently announced by Border Force. The detainees have been on hunger strike for more than 24 hours, since the morning of Monday 15 January.

villawood

Image: Villawood detention center in Sydney. Image by Insurrection News.

Originally published by Refugee Action Coalition Sydney.

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

Australia: Hunger Strike starts Over Immigration Detention Visits Restrictions

Over two hundred detainees at two detention centres, Villawood in Sydney and Maribyrnong in Melbourne, h...

09:38

Top bands battle to rock Ryde "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

WAVE your Australian flag to show your support for your favourite band as it battles it out with rivals at the City Of Rydes Ryde [more]

The post Top bands battle to rock Ryde appeared first on The Weekly Times.

09:21

Construction Sites from Cathedral St "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"


I was down in Woolloomooloo today so I drew this drawing

09:01

NSW Rural Fire Service Current Incidents: Victoria St, Werrington "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: Not Applicable
LOCATION: Victoria St, Werrington, NSW 2747
COUNCIL AREA: Penrith
STATUS: Out of control
TYPE: Grass Fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 0 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Fire and Rescue NSW
UPDATED: 16 Jan 2018 18:48

08:43

On land, on water and in the air we celebrate a family day "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

AUSTRALIA Day will be celebrated on the water, in the air and at popular local parks in the City of Canada Bay, City of Parramatta, [more]

The post On land, on water and in the air we celebrate a family day appeared first on The Weekly Times.

08:11

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: ACCIDENT 3 vehicles - MERRYLANDS M4 Mwy approaching Pitt St "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - West
IncidentMerrylands M4 Mwy approaching Pitt St
ACCIDENT 3 vehicles
...
Started today 5:52pm, last checked today 6:11pm
Impact: Impact Eastbound lane closed (breakdown lane).

07:12

Letter From Birmingham Jail "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Canadians are, like, half-American, right?

Its Martin Luther King Jr. Day down South, which means theres also a flurry of white-washing. So I thought Id help out the counter-effort and present MLK Jr.s words in the raw. My source for the text is a mix of this and that, plus I should add that Wikipedia has more context (and a summary). Ill bold the passages that resonated with me.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Birmingham City Jail
16 April 1963

[]
My dear Fellow Clergymen:

While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities unwise and untimely. Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work. But since I feel that you are men of genuine good will and that your criticisms are sincerely set forth, I want to try to answer your statement in what I hope will be patient and reasonable terms.

I think I should indicate why I am here in Birmingham, since you have been influenced by the view which argues against outsiders coming in. I have the honor of serving as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization operating in every southern state, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. We have some eighty five affiliated organizations across the South, and one of them is the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights. Frequently we share staff, educational and financial resources with our affiliates. Several months ago the affiliate here in Birmingham asked us to be on call to engage in a nonviolent direct action program if such were deemed necessary. We readily consented, and when the hour came we lived up to our promise. So I, along with several members of my staff, am here because I was invited here. I am here because I have organizational ties here.

But more basically, I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as the prophets of the eighth century B.C. left their villages and carried their thus saith the Lord far beyond the boundaries of their home towns, and just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried th...

07:03

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BREAKDOWN Car - COLEBEE Rooty Hill Rd at Richmond Rd "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - West
IncidentColebee Rooty Hill Rd at Richmond Rd
BREAKDOWN Car
...
Started today 5:03pm
Impact: Impact Southbound traffic affected.

06:36

When The Blues Slide Back To Town "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

When God made good musicians he sent them to church on Sundays. When he made really great ones, he sent them to the mouth of the Mississippi, to drink from the unholy waters of the delta blues. For even God could tell the devil was onto something there.

06:02

Can Government Really Prevent War? "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

QUESTION: Martin,

So much common sense from you. But, re the almost total corruption of government, could this be the ONLY practical solution?

That is:
1. Elect Politicians directly, at random, from the general, law abiding population for a fixed term with no possibility of re-election
2. Pay them well, with jobs/careers guaranteed and severe prison time for any corrupt activity

Of course, lots of other issues, all surmountable but these principles are sacrosanct.

Could it be any worse than the current appalling corrupt situation?

Regards
IW

PS I understand this system was tried in ancient Greece and Italy around WW1. We might be better at the logistics now?

ANSWER: No there is no other choice. Thrasymachus (c 459-400BC) put it best: all forms of government become the same as they all act in their own self-interest. We really need a bureaucracy to run, but they MUST be accountable to elected people who are by NO MEANS career politicians. The European Project and the entire theory of federalizing Europe has been to supposedly prevent war by devolving everything to a single government. If there are no career politicians, then this will do far more to reduce the threat of war than any other step we can take toward securing our future.

...

05:50

Gardner and Short top scorers in Big Bash League "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Two Aboriginal cricketers DArcy Short and Ashleigh Gardner hold the records for the highest individual scores in the history of crickets Big Bash League (BBL). Northern Territorian Short blasted 122 not out off 69 balls including eight sixes and eight fours as he steered the Hobart Hurricanes to a last-ball BBL win over Brisbane at the Gabba on January 10. Sydneysider Gardner opened the Womens Big Bash League (WBBL) competition with 114 off just 52 balls for the Sydney Sixers against the Melbourne Stars at Wollongong on December 9.

05:32

AFSAs Submission re: NSW Proposed Planning Reforms "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

View AFSA's Response to the Proposed State Environmental Planning Policy (Primary Production and Rural Development) and related planning reforms, submitted 15 January 2018 and prepared by Sarah de Wit, Katie Johnston, Tammi Jonas, Penny Kothe, Anthony Wilson & Courtney Young.

Summary of Recommendations

Recommendation 1: That the Government foster NSWs food security and strengthen its efforts to identify Food Sheds by consulting with shires and taking into consideration research by UTS and SPUN in relation to peri-urban planning.

Recommendation 2: Create more flexibility for the construction of dwellings built in support of the agricultural purposes on farms, while maintaining and strengthening guards against converting farms to purely residential, lifestyle properties.

Recommendation 3: Amend the interpretational inconsistency by classifying operations below the thresholds as extensive agriculture so that the definition for extensive agriculture can include pasture-based pig farms and poultry farms.

 Recommendation 4: That all shed based pig farms be included in the feedlot definition and that pastured pig farms be included in the extensive definition.

Recommendation 5: That the trigger to judge a pastured pig farm intensive be set at more than 25 SPU/Ha, subject to meeting minimum standards.

Recommendation 6: That all shed based poultry farms be included in the feedlot definition and that pastured poultry farms be included in the extensive definition.

Recommendation 7: That the trigger to judge a pastured poultry farm as intensive be set at more than 450 birds/Ha, subject to meeting minimum standards.

Recommendation 8: That all pastured livestock are defined under extensive agriculture, but that the term be changed to Pastured Animal Production.

Recommendation 9: That where feeding infrastructure is mobile, a setback from neighbouring dwellings, waterways or environmentally sensitive areas be set at no more than 20m.

Recommendation 10: To formulate...

05:20

Australia: Over 200 Detainees in Immigration Detention Commence Hunger Strike in Protest Against New Visit Restrictions "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

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16.01.18: Over two hundred detainees at two detention centres, Villawood in Sydney and Maribyrnong in Melbourne, have declared a hunger strike in protest at visiting restrictions recently announced by Border Force. The detainees have been on hunger strike for more than 24 hours, since the morning of Monday 15 January.

Posters declaring the changes would apply after 22 January went up unannounced in the centres, last week. Detainees only found out about the policy when told by their visitors.

Under the restrictions, visitors will have to give five days notice of any visit, fill in a five-page form, with actual visits restricted to one on one. Visitors will also be required to have 100 points of ID when they attend the detention centre to visit.

The restrictions will hit families especially hard. Visiting minors will also now need identification.

These restrictions come on top of recent moves by Border Force to restrict what food can be brought into the detention centre and the attempt to ban mobile phones.

The moves, dressed up as security measures, have nothing to do with security and everything to do with moves to militarise the detention centres under th...

05:15

Loyas Death Was Premeditated Murder, Says Late Judges Friend Uday Gaware "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

At a public meeting, Gaware said many of Loyas friends, including judges, had had their suspicions when the CBI judge died of a sudden heart attack.

The story of Loyas death has assumed greater proportions in light of the recent historic press conference by four Supreme Court judges. Credit: The Caravan

New Delhi: Justice BH Loyas friend from law college, Uday Gaware, while speaking at a public meeting organised by the All India Peoples Forum, an association of different civil society and political groups, stunned everyone when he said that the judges death was premeditated murder.

The meeting, held at at New Delhis Indian Social Institute, was called Suspicious Death of Judge: Implications for Democracy. It was addressed by Caravan Magazines Niranjan Takle, the journalist who broke the story, the magazines political editor Hartosh Singh Bal, former judge of the Bombay high court BG Kolse Patil, senior advocate Indira Jaising and Gaware, who is a member of Latur bar association.

Speaking in front of a packed house, the speakers demanded a probe and raised concerns over whether the executive was trying to influence the judiciary in any way.

The series of events

Loya, who in official records...

05:07

Arts Wednesday 17 January 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

At 10:45, Richard Major continues with Part 4 of Australian Birds and this week he talks about the Noisy Miner.

At 11:00 am I talk to Director of Carriageworks, Lisa Havilah, about the installation by German artist, Katharina Grosse, entitled, somewhat enigmatically, The Horse Trottted Another Couple of Metres, Then it Stopped. Hear about the logistics of installing this mammoth work!

Music this week relicts the installation and is all about colour.

I look forward to your company.

The post Arts Wednesday 17 January 2018 appeared first on 89.7 Eastside FM.

05:01

MATT McMAHON IN TIME AND SPACE "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"


Matt McMahon is one of the very significant group of jazz musicians who have come to prominence since the turn of the century. A pianist, composer, arranger and musical director (as well as one of Eastside Radios longest standing presenters) he has been a winner of two of Australias most prestigious jazz awards: the National Jazz Piano Award in 1999 and the Freedman Jazz Fellowship in 2005. In January 2018, he celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of his most enduring musical collaborations, the Matt McMahon trio, in which he is joined by Johnathan Brown on bass and Simon Barker on drums. Eastsides Mick Paddon, presenter of Time and Space, spoke with Matt about the trio, his musical influences, what got him into playing jazz and also asked him to share five pieces of music which are important to him. His selections, containing some surprises which display the breadth of his musical interests, fill half an hour of the hour long programme going to air at 14.30 during Time and Space on Wednesday January 17th. The whole interview and the music will then be posted as a podcast on the Eastside Radio website

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05:00

We dont cross borders, they cross us: Sorong Samurai artists on Jack Off "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

  • Sorong Samurai artists :: Jack Off with Jack Shit

 

Listen to these extraordinary stories from some of the key artists featured in Homeground Festivals Sorong Samarai a production rooted in West Papuas perpetual quest for the self-determination, as promised by the UN and sabotaged by Indonesia.

Brothers Sam and Yosua Roem survived an incredibly perilous crossing with 43 other members of their community in a single wooden canoe. The journey was meant to take a single day but after being lost and marooned at sea it took them five. Somehow no lives were lost.

Ronny Kareni was sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy for an auspicious entry into Australia by plane, settling in Ballarat before starting his Masters of Diplomacy at the ANU in Canberra.

Airileke was born in Adelaide and lives in Cairns but has family in Gabagaba PNG.

We discuss what drove these courageous souls to take sometimes terrifying risks and how they are actively attempting to improve the lot of their people back home by building bridges internationally.

Then, after sharing these stories of vast (and ongoing) journeys we dont cross borders, they cross us all four unite for two live songs together: first via traditional drums alone; then with ukelele added for an ebullient celebration of Pacific heritage.

 

Listen back to the full episode here. For more sonic storytelling and live to air ditties, tune into Jack Off with Jac...

04:04

Who Wrote The Dead Sea Scrolls. Skeletons May Identify Authors "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? That question may be one step or one skeleton closer to being answered after archaeologists announced last week that skeletons found in the cemetery of Qumran the city where the caves containing the scrolls are located date to the time they would have been written. []

04:00

Piece by Piece, the Political Privatisation of Air India is Underway "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

The incremental approach towards the divestment is obviously aimed at ensuring that non-controlling partial ownership doesnt fall into undesirable hands.

Credit: PTI

Air India is valued at around $10 billion (excluding land). Disinvesting halfway will likely fetch the government $5 billion (upwards of Rs 30,000 crore). Credit: PTI

The government has taken one more small step in coming to grips with one of the most difficult parts of giving a decent burial to the Indian public sector privatising Air India. It has allowed foreign airlines to own up to 49% of the national carrier. A year ago, it had announced its decision to strategically divest its stake in the carrier.

This puts Air India at par with other Indian carriers in which foreign airlines already have the liberty to own up to 49%. But the government has not gone the whole hog. Indians will still need to hold effective control over the company. Furthermore, the investment will have to come in via the approval and not automatic route.

Why an entity or a group with 49% stake in the company will be happy not to exercise control is not clear. The likely answer is that any investment coming in now will be with an eye on being ahead of other aspiring stakeholders while waiting for further relaxation of norms.

The one s...

03:31

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: HAZARD Pothole - YAGOONA Hume Hwy near Cooper Rd "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - South
IncidentYagoona Hume Hwy near Cooper Rd
HAZARD Pothole
...
Started today 10:12am, last checked today 1:31pm
Impact: Impact 1 of 3 eastbound lane(s) closed (lane 3).

03:00

In which the pond does matership and merde, thanks to the Terrorists and a meretricious Marcus ... "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"


The Daily Terror is notorious for its notoriously silly front pages and crusades, but that bit about Bennelong and Phillip as a two mates story in need of a history lesson sent the pond scuttling off to the ADB for its short piece about Bennelong ...

If that's what mateship does for you, then mateship is pretty fucked. 

It seems the first way to gain a mate is to capture and imprison them ... and then watch the miseries flow from that first unhappy coupling ...


Okay, that's enough history, and the words that leap out at the pond are "'much broken his spirit'. He reached Sydney in September, and thereafter references to him are scanty, though it is clear that he could no longer find contentment or full acceptance either among his countrymen or the white men..."

References were scanty? And now suddenly he's on the front page of the Terror as a dinkum mate with Phil , amidst Terrorist talk of the PC brigade?

Is this why reading the Terror produces a desire in the pond to vomit?

The reptiles were in a full-blown frenzy this day. 

It wasn't just the Terrorists, the lizards of Oz were on song too, what with the war on Xmas having been such a bummer last year ...

...

02:47

Sky Blues maintain unbeaten run "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Sydney FC played out an entertaining 0-0 draw away to Adelaide United on the weekend, to continue their unbeaten streak to eleven games (including the [more]

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01:55

The Top Five Australian Crime Films "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Australian cinema has a long history of producing raw and brutal films. And none more so, than those that explore criminal conduct. It could even be said that the outlaw defines the zeitgeist of our colonial times. Perhaps part of the fascination stems from the fact that when the British stormed in to begin their

The post The Top Five Australian Crime Films appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

01:33

Hunger strike starts over immigration detention visits restrictions "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Media Release: Refugee Action Coalition Over two hundred detainees at two detention centres, Villawood in Sydney and Maribynong in Melbourne, have declared a hunger strike in protest at visiting restrictions recently announced by Border Force. The detainees have been on hunger strike for more than 24 hours, since the morning of Monday 15 January. Posters declaring

The post Hunger strike starts over immigration detention visits restrictions appeared first on The AIM Network.

01:32

MEDIA RELEASE 16/01/18 | HUNGER STRIKE STARTS OVER IMMIGRATION DETENTION VISITS RESTRICTIONS "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

REFUGEE ACTION COALITION MEDIA RELEASE Over two hundred detainees at two detention centres, Villawood in Sydney and Maribynong in Melbourne, have declared a hunger strike in protest at visiting restrictions recently announced by Border Force. The detainees have been on hunger strike for more than 24 hours, since the morning of Monday 15 January. Posters declaring the(...)

00:05

Watch the New Marlon Williams Video Whats Chasing You "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

Image Courtesy of Marlon Williams Kiwi country crooner Marlon Williams has just released his new single and video Whats Chasing You. The track is the second single from Williams highly anticipated new album Make Way For Love which is due on the 16th February. Its an earnest question, Marlon Williams said about the track. Its []

00:03

ALBUM REVIEW: Fanny Lumsden Real Class Act "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

Fanny Lumsden continues to go from strength to strength, building her fiercely independent brand of autobiographical country and folk music. Playing country hall shows, living and traveling in a caravan and covering all corners of Australia, shes living as boldly as shes working hard and this album, her second full-length, finds her documenting those adventures Continue reading

Monday, 15 January

23:57

Hunger strike starts over immigration detention visits restrictions "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Over two hundred detainees at two detention centres, Villawood in Sydney and Maribyrnong in Melbourne, have declared a hunger strike in protest at visiting restrictions recently announced by Border Force. The detainees have been on hunger strike for more than 24 hours, since the morning of Monday 15 January.

Posters declaring the changes would apply after 22 January went up unannounced in the centres, last week. Detainees only found out about the policy when told by their visitors.

Under the restrictions, visitors will have to give five days notice of any visit, fill in a five-page form, with actual visits restricted to one on one. Visitors will also be required to have 100 points of ID when they attend the detention centre to visit.

The restrictions will hit families especially hard. Visiting minors will also now need identification.

These restrictions come on top of recent moves by Border Force to restrict what food can be brought into the detention centre and the attempt to ban mobile phones.

The moves, dressed up as security measures, have nothing to do with security and everything to do with moves to militarise the detention centres under the control of Border Force, and their black-shirted officers. They go hand in hand with measures to routinely handcuff anyone taken to appointments outside the detention centres.

Under the announced changes, there will also be restrictions on the amount of property that is allowable for any detainee.

The changes are similar to changes that were announced in September last year but which were substantially withdrawn after protests at the time. Both the attempt to ban mobile phones and food are the subject of legal action taken on behalf of detainees against Border Force. Detainees are angry that the changes have been declared without any prior consultation with detainees or visitors.

A letter drafted by the detainees was delivered to Border Force officials yesterday. It is understood that Border Force officials will meet with detainees representatives today (Tuesday) to formally announce the new policy.

There is no justification for the visiting restrictions. They are unacceptable, and should be dropped, said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition, By imposing such draconian terms on visits, it looks like Border Force is trying to deter visiting to detention all together and make conditions in detention even more intolerable.

The old visiting arrangements have been in place for many years. There is no new security issue that has emerged to justify these measures. The militarisation of the detention centres is the inevitable outcome of the governments scare-mongering over border security.

The government should be ending ma...

23:53

Wayward wallaby hops across Sydney Harbour Bridge "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

 

Police responded to an unexpected call for assistance this morning after a wallaby was spotted crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Officers from Harbourside and North Shore local area commands were called to the bridge just before 5am Tuesday (January 16) after the marsupial was spotted in lane eight on the northern side of the bridge.

Traffic controllers from the Transport Management Centre monitored the wallaby as it hopped across to lane one and, without indicating, exited onto Cahill Expressway then to Macquarie Street.

Officers took the startled macropod into police custody near the Conservatorium of Music, with the Police Mounted Unit arriving on scene soon after to take it to the zoo for veterinary assessment.

Its thought the wayward wallaby might have made its way to the bridge from a golf course in Cammeray.

A wayward wallaby was taken into police custody after hopping across Sydney Harbour Bridge without indicating this morning (Tuesday, January 16). Photo NSW Police

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23:30

VIDEO: Suicide Swans Yearling "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts"

Suicide Swans released one of our favourite alt-country albums of 2017 and now theyve released a clip for one Augustas many highlights Yearling. You can read a review of the album in the current Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Rhythms magazine. Yearling explores the confusion, isolation and pain that can come with finding your way Continue reading

23:21

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BREAKDOWN B-Double - LINDEN Great Western Hwy near Hepburn Rd "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - West
IncidentLinden Great Western Hwy near Hepburn Rd
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Started today 7:50am, last checked today 9:21am
Impact: Impact 1 of 2 westbound lane(s) closed (lane 1).

22:55

Discuss Crypto While Promoting Peace Have Lunch in Paradise with Roger Ver "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Have Lunch in Paradise with Roger Ver, Discuss Crypto While Promoting Peace

CEO of Bitcoin.com Roger Ver, popularly referred to as Bitcoin Jesus for his dogged advocacy of censorship resistant currency, is an oft-sought advisor and speaker for his insights on the ecosystem and its future. Hes auctioning off time to the highest bidder in an effort to support a pro-peace website, Antiwar.com.

Also read: Ditch University and High Transaction Fees

Roger Ver, Paradise, Crypto, and Peace

What was it like to be there at the relative beginnings of bitcoin? Why did you decide to invest in something like bitcoin businesses at a time when no one knew what it was? Do you really think bitcoin cash is the real bitcoin? With the right bid, a lucky reader might get some candid answers to these questions from one the original bitcoin pioneers, Roger Ver.Have Lunch in Paradise with Roger Ver, Discuss Crypto While Promoting Peace

The meeting is organized by the online auction platform Charitystars,...

22:39

What MLKs Letter from Birmingham Jail tells us about Ahed Tamimi in a cold Israeli cell "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

In recent weeks, several people have said that the liberal indifference to Ahed Tamimis detention in an Israeli prison for slapping an occupying soldier on December 15 is reminiscent of the white liberals in Martin Luther Kings Letter from a Birmingham Jail, written in 1963. Today, you can give yourself no better political lesson than rereading that inspiring document of the American movement  for freedom.

Kings letter is an explanation of the need for direct political action. King addresses a group of white liberal ministers and rabbis who have said theyre against segregation but times are changing, so why do extremist black clergy have to risk a backlash with provocative demonstrations? King answers that time is neutral and wont do anything on its own; blacks have waited for hundreds of years for some modicum of justice and learned that the privileged will never give up privilege without pressure. White businesses promised to remove humiliating signs directing blacks to segregated water coolers and bathrooms and never followed through, and meantime anti-colonial struggles in other countries have outpaced American change, and inspired blacks to dream of an equal future.

King

We need to ratchet up political tension so as to precipitate a crisis, King explained:

[T]here is a type of constructive nonviolent tension that is necessary for growth. . . . we must see the need of having nonviolent gadflies to create the kind of tension in society that will help men to rise from the dark depths of prejudice and racism to the majestic heights of understanding and brotherhood. So, the purpose of direct action is to create a situation so crisis-packed that it will inevitably open the door to negotiation.

Liberal ministers and rabbis were a bigger obstacle to this process than outright racists, King said, because they defused that tension among progressives with lukewarm a...

22:32

M1 reopens after fatal tanker explosion "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Supplied image of smoke from a tanker explosion on the M1 motorway at Cooranbong, south of Newcastle, NSW, Monday, January 15, 2018. Photo Westpac Rescue Helicopter

SYDNEY   [AAP]

The M1 has reopened in both directions south of Newcastle after a fiery collision between three trucks and a car that killed a tanker driver.

The crash occurred around 1pm on Monday causing an explosion and then a bushfire after one of the trucks clipped a tanker laden with ethanol, NSW Police say.

Its believed another truck was swerving to avoid hitting an abandoned car on the side of the motorway.

Emergency services were called to the southbound lanes of the M1, about 1km south of the Freemans Drive interchange, about 12.50pm Monday (January 15).

The male driver of a semi-trailer, died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

The driver of a stationary semi-trailer, a 34-year-old man, was uninjured and taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

The driver of a B-double fuel tanker, a 67-year-old, was uninjured and taken to Wyong Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

The driver of a Holden commodore suffered minor burns and was taken to Wyong Hospital.

The truck fire also sparked a bush fire north of the crash scene which NSW Rural Fire Service officers responded to.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit examined the scene and will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

One northbound lane opened at 6.30pm on Monday, with all lanes on the M1 reopening at 3.45am Tuesday following an extensive salvage operation and clean-up operation.

A 200-metre exclusion zone had been enforced due to concerns the tanker could explode.

About 15 hectares of bushland was burnt....

22:23

Ecomomists in agreement: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for the booming economy "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Who deserves credit for the booming economy? This is not a petty argument. How voters answer the question could well determine whether Democrats retake the House of Representatives come November. Trump and Obama (and their admirers) are slugging it out, both claiming that it is their policies that have led to the ongoing economic expansion, steady job growth and higher stock prices. Happily for President Trump, the pros agree with him. A recent survey of economists suggest it is President Trump, and not Obama, who should be taking a bow. The Wall Street Journal asked 68 business, financial and academic economists who was responsible for the strengthening of the economy, and most "suggested Mr. Trump's election deserves at least some credit" for the upturn. A majority said the president had been "somewhat" or "strongly" positive for job creation, gross domestic product growth and the rising stock market. The pros cite the White House's push for lighter regulation and the recent tax bill as critical to a pro-growth environment; more than 90 percent of the group thought the tax bill would boost GDP expansion over the next two years.

Economists in agreement: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for the booming economy "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Who deserves credit for the booming economy? This is not a petty argument. How voters answer the question could well determine whether Democrats retake the House of Representatives come November. Trump and Obama (and their admirers) are slugging it out, both claiming that it is their policies that have led to the ongoing economic expansion, steady job growth and higher stock prices. Happily for President Trump, the pros agree with him. A recent survey of economists suggest it is President Trump, and not Obama, who should be taking a bow. The Wall Street Journal asked 68 business, financial and academic economists who was responsible for the strengthening of the economy, and most "suggested Mr. Trump's election deserves at least some credit" for the upturn. A majority said the president had been "somewhat" or "strongly" positive for job creation, gross domestic product growth and the rising stock market. The pros cite the White House's push for lighter regulation and the recent tax bill as critical to a pro-growth environment; more than 90 percent of the group thought the tax bill would boost GDP expansion over the next two years.

22:15

Live Traffic NSW - All Sydney: BURST WATER MAIN - WARRIEWOOD Pittwater Rd at Arnott Crescent "sydney IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Sydney - North
IncidentWarriewood Pittwater Rd at Arnott Crescent
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Started today 6:26am, last checked today 8:15am
Impact: Impact Southbound traffic affected.

22:01

January 16 On This Day in Australian History "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

1793 - Today saw the first free settlers from Europe - as opposed to those first free settlers that arrived in Oz about 60,000 odd years ago - wash up at Port Jackson on the ship Bellona, along with a whole 17 convict women.
And lo; the male convicts did behold them in a radiant light *ahem*..

1796 - The first Aussie theatre was opened and entertained the masses in Bligh Street, Sydney with 2 plays - "The Hotel" and "The Revenge". Somehow I feel the playwrights drew on their surrounds for inspiration...

1805 - Governor King recommended settling the "country about Shoalhaven".

1816 - George Johnston was promised 1500 acres at Illawarra; Andrew Allan promised 700 acres; James Neale granted 60 acres at Illawarra.

1857 - Charles Gavan Duffy was appointed by a Victorian Government select committee to inquire into the federation of the Australian colonies.

1865 - The Geelong Advertiser noted that the fishermen of Port Phillip Bay were made up of "Italians, Dutchmen, French, Chinese, Maori and others" ...the 'others' were not alien life forms but Americans, British, Greek, Swedes, German and Aboriginal fishermen.

1888 - The Main North Railway Line (NSW) was opened from Wondabyne - Gosford and from Tenterfield - Wallangarra.

1889 - Cloncurry in Banana Bender country - that's Queensland to you OS folks - baked a little in the 53.1 degrees C temp of the day.

1890 - The Sydney suburban railway line between St Leonards and Hornsby opened.

1896 - A record heat wave in Broken Hill caused 10 deaths.

1897 - NSW took over the government of Norfolk Island.

1900 - A patrol of combined NSW Lancers and the Australian Horse were ambushed at Slingersfontein, Cape Colony,  during the Boer War.

1909 - In a bid to get away from the searing heat Mawson, Mackay and David did a May Pole dance around the Magnetic South Pole.

1921 - Patrick Short becomes the fifth Police Commissioner to the QLD Police.

1939 - Saw the passing of Miriam Bebe at Farina; born in France as Desiree Ernestine Adrienne Lesire alias Violet Debreuil she came to Oz as a governess and a brothel...

21:45

Cocaine testing welcome but RDT scheme flawed: Greens "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Cocaine has been added to the list of drugs tested for in NSW roadside drug tests but not benzodiazepines. File Photo

The Berejiklian governments announcement that cocaine will be included in the roadside drug testing scheme is a welcome change to a deeply flawed scheme. It comes after years of campaigning for this change by the Greens NSW.

However until adequate tests are in place for prescription drugs such as benzodiazepines and the scheme is testing for impairment rather than just the mere presence of drugs the scheme will not make  our roads safer.

Greens police and justice spokesperson, David Shoebridge, welcomed cocaine being included in the roadside drug testing scheme.

He said its original exclusion, and the continued exclusion of benzodiazepines, shows how skewed the drug driving policy of the NSW government is, focusing more on a handful of illegal drugs rather than keeping drug affected drivers off the road.

For years the Greens NSW have been calling for cocaine to be included in RDT however the fact it is normally used by those with more wealth and political power means it has been left out of police testing until now, Mr Shoebridge said.

Even with the inclusion of cocaine, the roadside drug testing scheme remains deeply flawed.

Not testing for impairment

Unlike breath testing for alcohol, it does not test for impairment, just the presence of a substance, he said.

Cannabis consumed days, or even a week, ago can still trigger a positive test.

In one case a person was charged after having consumed cannabis a full nine days before driving.

If the goal of the testing program is road safety and punishment, why are cases like this occurring? Mr Shoebridge queried.

He added that police are testing and charging people who smoked a joint last week but letting drivers impaired by benzodiazepines slip through tests undetected.

Benzodiazepines are present in almost a third of drivers involved in drug-related crashes and their misuse puts other road users at risk.

War on drugs

In its present form the roadside testing program is an expansion of the failed war on drugs.

When a magistrate cant tell whether a person...

20:28

1) HEALTH CRISIS IN ASMAT, LEGISLATOR QUESTIONING OTSUS FUNDS "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

2) Military deploys medical personnel to tackle measles outbreak in Asmat

3) KABIANGGAMA PEOPLE THREATENED WITH STARVATION
4) LEGISLATOR: 10 PERCENT OF FREEPORT SHARES TO PAPUA IS A POLITICAL BRIBE

5) Indonesia lays groundwork for Grasberg copper mine

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1) HEALTH CRISIS IN ASMAT, LEGISLATOR QUESTIONING OTSUS FUNDS

17:53

Are You Experiencing Ringing in Your Ears? This May Be a Sign of Spiritual Awakening "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

If you have experienced a ringing in your ears you may be looking for an answer or solution. Ranging from a minor background notice to an incredibly annoying sound, interfering with your ability to focus and carry out your regular day to day living. You may hear ringing all the time, with no relief, or it may come and go intermittently. The explanation for this sensation may be more interesting than you could have imagined.

Source: RemedyTip

 

Physical Causes

Ringing in your ears, also known as tinnitus, may be explained by a physical cause or source. To begin with, think back to the last time that your ears were properly cleaned. If you are experiencing a wax build up, blocking your ears, it may be causing your problem. If, however, you have cleaned your ears recently and are still suffering from this irritating condition, its time to look into other potential explanations.

One common cause is exposure to loud sounds. This may come from playing your music too loudly or working with noisy equipment such as chainsaws and jackhammers. Consider your daily activities, looking for situations in which you may have exposed yourself to noise at levels high enough to trigger this effect.

...

17:09

Did NSA Ajit Doval Break Conduct and Attend a BJP Election Strategy Meeting? "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Doval, Indias most powerful security bureaucrat, reportedly attended a BJP-RSS meeting where election strategies for three Northeastern states were discussed.

Ajit Doval. Credit: PTI

If correct, this is a shocking violation of norms and serious misconduct, a CPI-M statement said. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: National security advisor Ajit Doval has found himself at the centre of a political storm. Citing media reports, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday claimed that he was present at a BJP-RSS meeting where election strategy for the upcoming Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland assembly elections was discussed at home ministers Rajnath Singhs house.

If correct, this is a shocking violation of norms and serious misconduct, a CPI-M statement said. How can a senior government functionary like the NSA be present in a meeting to discuss the BJPs election campaign?

The Left party asked the home minister to clarify the governments stand on the issue.

In fact, Bijan Dhar, the CPI(M)s state secretary in Tripura, has reportedly written a letter to chief election commissioner A.K. Joti on the matter. According to the letter, Dhar said Rajnath Singh held the meeting on Sunday with BJP general secretary Ram Madhav and senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Krishna Gopal, among others, in attendance.

Indias most powerful security bureaucrat, Doval was appointed by Modi in May 2014 and is only answerable to the prime minister. Doval is among the few to constantly have the ear of a prime minister who has centralised power more than any of his predecessors in decades, reported Caravan Magazine...

17:08

2018 Panic Cycle Year "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

QUESTION: Mr. Armsyrong; Thank you for an eye-opening conference. Cant wait for this year. You said 2018 was a Panic Cycle Year and that it would be unlikely to create an outside reversal in the Dow, but we should expect wild times ahead. Is this panic cycle impacting many other markets as well?

JV

ANSWER: Yes. This is the beginning of the Monetary Crisis Cycle that will go into 2021. That is probably where we will see the dollar rally break the world monetary system. This year, we should expect most markets to test BOTH sides of the game so pay attention to the Global Market Watch and the Reversals. This will tell us when the trends shift. There will be the classic fool who thinks that just because the euro finally exceed last years high or gold has rallied that this is it and that means the next four years will be the same.

Panic Cycles are notorious for trapping people on either the long or short side. You always have to trap the majority in order to create the slingshot to the upside of the waterfall to the downside. This is why they remain fools for they rush in based upon a few days price action. So far, everything is running its course. We are finally getting closer to the 125 threshold of resistance in the euro and the pound sterling has rallied with many starting to bet that BREXIT will not happen. Buying the Euro because interest rates are expected to rise with the ECB backing off of QE is just not being thought through rationally. QE has FAILED to stimulate the economy after nearly 10 years, and all it has done is subsidize EU member states. Rates will rise when they start to have to sell to real buyers. Then the sentiment will shift mid-year and we will test...

15:45

Becoming a Cosmic Citizen Sgt. Clifford Stone (US Army ET Interfacer / Empath) "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Sgt. Clifford Stone was groomed from an early age by the US Army for his Empathic / Telepathic abilities. After later entering the Army, he was channeled into a special program with the cover of Nuclear / Biological / Chemical Rapid Response Team, but that was just the excuse to pull him away from his regular duties on a moments notice and send him where needed for UFO Crash Retrieval missions, and especially for his ability to communicate Telepathically with any surviving Extraterrestrials captured by the Army. Clifford has many stories of his encounters with our Star Cousins, including the personal side communications he carried on with the Extraterrestrials while relaying the answers the commanding officers had requested. He says the officers always asked the wrong questions, and the private conversations were much more illuminating. Join us for some amazing insight into our Galactic Visitors, Cliffords insight into who they are, and what their reasons are for being here. This is a program you wont want to miss, so have your questions ready for Clifford Stone. This is likely to be one of his last interviews, so we are going to focus on his Extraterrestrial interactions.

Clifford Stone Facebook
Eyes Only Book
www.BecomingACosmicCitizen.com...

15:18

Are You Rising Above the Divide and Conquer Strategy? "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Phillip J. Watt, Contributor
Waking Times

Its great to believe we know some answers to lifes deepest questions, or even important current affairs, especially in this inherently confusing existence where it first appears weve been born with an unshakable amnesia into a collective mental ward.

Yet given theres an eclectic array of beliefs and opinions on every conceivable topic known to the collective mind and heart, its a surety that each and every one of us has gotten some of our perspectives spectacularly wrong.  

The mainstream mentality is obviously a breeding ground of propaganda, deceit and outright violence, which reflects why droves of sheep are jumping the fences and exploring the self-uncharted lands of independent thought and practice. This is no surprise when the masses have been very successfully dumbed into a philosophically separate and behaviourally shallow engagement with the reverence of life. They distractingly fight amongst each other in both status and ideology, with the most powerful one currently being the sex (not gender) wars. However, the infighting and grandstanding is not just limited to the primary herd; unfortunately those who are exploring the wilderness are also subjecting themselves to the whims of central control.

2017 and the beginning of 2018 has stunningly illustrated how far so-called self-thinkers have fallen victim to the divide and conquer strategy.

In effect, the kakistocracy doesnt need to round you up if youre still enacting their agenda. The popular meme that suggests that the best slaves are ones who think theyre free can therefore be expanded: the best slaves are ones who think they used to be slaves but now believe theyre free.

What was originally a predominately organic response to authoritarianism and centralisation has sadly devolved into a self-contradictory state of affairs where the alternative media and their regurgitators have locked themselves into a dogmatic war for the dominion of who is right. Thats not to say that we shouldnt be trying to find the answers to significant questions, but when...

12:01

Investigation: Barnabys gas bonanza and the pervading influence of the gas lobby "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Gas companies weigh a heavy influence over Australias political leadership. As the horror show over high gas prices unfolds, Big Gas Con whistleblower and analyst, Simone Marsh, reports on National Party donations, the gas lobby, the revolving doors between industry and politics, and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and his land parcel at Narrabri where [...] full article 

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