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Sunday, 16 September

22:18

New Campaign Aims To Educate LGBTIQ Young People About HIV Prevention "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

A new social media campaign is in the works to help young LGBTIQ people in Queensland fill in the gaps in their knowledge of sexual health and better understand the risks of HIV. Fortitude Valley-based Open Doors Youth Service is working with researchers from the University of Queenslands School of Public Health to develop the ...

The post New Campaign Aims To Educate LGBTIQ Young People About HIV Prevention appeared first on QNews Magazine.

22:16

When is mynameisFood. back? More food? Next destination? "IndyWatch Feed Seq.eat"

.As you all know, due to various reasons, I have had to take a bit of a break on blogging however, my eating and drinking delicious and not-so-delicious food has always been ongoing to date. So, please be patient, as in October 2018, there will be more foodporn, good and bad reviews coming soon! The time off has been longer than I intended it to be, but one can't help that I do have a full time job as well as a lot going on within the last year, aka. tying the knot this year!, so hope y'all understand.


Please note that some or many of the upcoming reviews will be a 'delayed' post so menus may have changed since I dined there, but instead of wasting my opinions and the food images, I thought why would I not share it to you all? So, I will. It'll not only consist of Brisbane but also Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hong Kong and after that.... Germany and France, from my recent trip. So a lot is coming, and I'll try to put in more time for all this, as it does take up a lot of time to be honest just to upload, write, edit, review and blabla.

Next stop in the travel itinerary will be 'The Golden State', yes.. you've guessed it, CALIFORNIA, USA.

So, for those of you in the US, please send me an email or comment below on your recommendations for food either cheap eats, mid-range or higher up, I'm open to any and will try to visit as much as I can without going overboard in the 'eating' scene during my time there.

Thanks.

xoxo

Tya.

21:59

Marriage Equality Advocate Dr Kerryn Phelps Confirms Bid For Malcolm Turnbulls Seat "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

City of Sydney Councillor Kerryn Phelps has confirmed she will contest former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbulls seat of Wentworth as an independent. Professor Phelps, a former Australian Medical Association president and now GP in the electorate, was a high-profile backer of same-sex marriage and was heavily involved in the yes campaign during the postal survey ...

The post Marriage Equality Advocate Dr Kerryn Phelps Confirms Bid For Malcolm Turnbulls Seat appeared first on QNews Magazine.

21:57

A note on the International Brigades /// Simone Weil in Spain "IndyWatch Feed National"

Back in April, it was announced that The Wire creator David Simon plans series based on Spanish civil war, one which will follow the adventures of the Abraham Lincoln and George Washington battalions and their contributions to the International Brigades. Continue reading

21:45

Rebecca Campbell: ET UFO Disclosure Soon? Why Seven Solar Observatories Closed? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Worth a full read.  Photos leaked. Disclosure inevitable?

6 More Solar Observatories Closed and This Could Be The Reason

It has become known that 6 more Solar Observatories (Australia, Chile, Spain, Hawaii (2), and Pennsylvania) have been shutdown: We note that all these solar/space cams down at the same time as the Solar Observatory in New Mexico.

21:37

too much education fogs the mind up too much "IndyWatch Feed National"

Three Australian women in 1961 ponder the question, Is education a waste of time for married women?

I like how even the woman arguing for the utility of education explains how modern women can get all their household chores done in the morning, leaving them free for the afternoon, until the children get home. She still has a few shackles to break, I think.

21:30

Coleys Dramatic Cancer Cures, Part 3: Obituary of Helen Coley Nauts "IndyWatch Feed National"

Helen Coley Nauts tries unsuccessfully to sell her wares to Dr Lloyd Old of Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

So far this series presented two dramatic cures by the use of Coleys toxins. One was in 1893 and the other in 1901. Many more will be presented, and one unsuccessful attempt by Coley..

Let me say where this series is headed. In one sense, its not headed anywhere the case histories have value on their own and they may open the possibility to a revival of that particular treatment.

In keeping with many of my themes at GumshoeNews, however, this series is also headed toward a claim that Coleys cure was suppressed, in order that more people would die of cancer. Indeed I think millions have died needlessly of cancer.

In my review of 18 cures for cancer, in Consider the Lilies (2013), I named two successful curers who I think knowingly participated in the suppression of their excellent work. One was Dr Thomas Glover whose cure was a serum; the other was Dr William Coley (1862-1936) whose cure came from bacterias production of toxins.

Coley and Glover may have been sent on a mission to find their cures by yet an earlier scientist whose name we do not know. That is to say, I do not necessarily accept the legend as to how Coley happened upon his cure. It may be true or apocryphal....

21:26

After Watching Dutchsinses New Video- Who was Obviously Threatened- I Feel Compelled to Comment "IndyWatch Feed National"

I used to call Dutchsinse the earthquake guy as he does a remarkable job of reporting earthquakes- but listening to what he had to say in his new video, it is a pretty good guess that he has been threatened.

This is the comment I left for him

In the End Times- which we are in now- it is said that Christians- those who serve our Father- will be martyred. Give to Caesar what is Caesars only refers to taxes. Those of us who fight to save our lives will lose them- those of us who follow- even in the face of death- will find life eternal. Trust me Dutch- it ISNT easy- we were never promised it would be- just that it would be worth it. I cant tell you what to do- but they are doing their best to kill me for simply trying to get my parents investigated for child trafficking. You just have to hold onto your faith and put aside your fear. Many of those of us with faith are going to die early because we are not meant to live through the days that are coming. Do what you are being lead to do until the end. Follow your heart. And know that we are all in our Fathers hand- no matter what the consequences are. Trust your faith- trust what God is calling you to do- and keep doing what you are- living the Word. That is all I can say.

Satanists, and more apt: Luciferians- have this mantra Do as thou whilst because they believe God either doesnt care or is powerless to do anything about it, so you can do whatever you want with no consequences if you are rich enough or powerful enough to thwart retribution,

However, God will NOT negate our free will- as it was his gift to us- although this gift is a double edged sword- as it is through inacting our free will that we open ourselves to judgement- despite the fact that society has been deluded into believing we are somehow above being judged.

I have often said that this life doesnt make a difference and yet it makes all the difference in the world as we ARE in a matrix- but it is a spiritual matrix and NOT a computer generated one.

Luciferians are under this misconception that this life is the only thing that matters, which is why they are so obsessed with living forever. Yet despite their obsession, not one of them has found the key for eternal life.

But they, as are the rest of us, are allowed to do what we want- using our free will however we wish. The reason for this is because we can only be judged by what we DO and NOT simply by what we think or feel.

Luciferians lie- just as their Master who they follow does. And their objective is to lead as many as they can into the same aybss that they themselves are headed for.

They believe they are gods- thus they...

20:20

Eminem Admits Homophobic Slur On New Track Went Too Far "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Rapper Eminem has suggested he regrets directing a homophobic slur at fellow rapper Tyler, the Creator on his latest album Kamikaze. Eminem surprise-released the album two weeks ago but the track Fall caused a backlash because he raps, Tyler create nothin, I see why you called yourself a faggot, bitch. Tyler hinted that he identifies ...

The post Eminem Admits Homophobic Slur On New Track Went Too Far appeared first on QNews Magazine.

19:25

Exchanges Round-Up: Aus Regulators Doubt Coinjar Volume, Paysend Partners With Bitstamp "IndyWatch Feed National"

Exchanges Round-Up: Aus Regulators Doubt Coinjar Volume, Paysend Partners With Bitstamp

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Australias financial regulators have expressed skepticism regarding Coinjars purported trade volume, Paysend has partnered with Bitstamp to facilitate cryptocurrency purchases through its Global Account, and Seed Cx has announced a $15 million USD Series B funding round.

Also Read: A Decade After Lehman Brothers Died: Mises, Satoshi, Bitcoin, and Wall Street Worship 

Australian Regulators Skeptical of Purported Coinjar Volume

Exchanges Round-Up: Aus Regulators Doubt Coinjar Volume, Paysend Partners With BitstampIn a recent interview with Business Insider, Jordan Michaelides, Coinjar...

19:11

A Fair Trial Catch-22: The Problem With The Teachers Pet Podcast "IndyWatch Feed National"

One of the worlds hottest podcasts right now has helped shed light on the disappearance of a Sydney woman. But at what price of a fair trial, asks Hannah Marshall.

The best way to dispose of a body, if you live in the bush, is to put it in the bush, and thats what I think he did on the Friday night.

There is a problem with The Teachers Pet. The podcast and the slew of surrounding media could be so sensational and prejudicial that if he is prosecuted, Chris Dawson cant get a fair trial.

The podcast is a true crime story about a woman, Lyn Dawson, who disappeared from Sydneys northern beaches in 1982. Her body has never been found. The investigating journalist accuses her husband, former Newtown Jets player Chris Dawson, of murdering her. He denies it.  Two coronial inquests have recommended prosecution but none has ensued.

The picture painted of Chris Dawson is not good. Theres his affair with a schoolgirl, allegations of physical abuse, allegations of an attempt to hire a hitman, inconsistent statements, and two small daughters left without their mother.

The Teachers Pet is compelling and sad and reveals some great injustices; to the two daughters, the schoolgirl, and Lyns family as well as to Lyn Dawson herself.

But in its eagerness to seek justice for her probable murder it risks doing exactly the opposite. It could result in Chris Dawson avoiding facing a jury, or even avoiding a murder trial altogether, regardless of the strength of any evidence against him.

The obvious upside to this kind of investigative journalism is the chance that new, meaningful evidence could be found that will help get a conviction. But that has to be balanced very carefully against the risk involved in broadcasting information that is prejudicial and unlikely to be admissible as evidence in court.

To be fair, a lot of the information presented in The Teachers Pet is unproblematic. Written statements and evidence from the coronial inquests for example. But a lot of other parts of the podcast are prejudicial and prejudge Dawsons guilt. Here are just a couple of examples.

A new witness alleges that she saw Chris Dawson assault his wife twice, well before Lyn disappeared. The inference is that he is a violent person and therefore more likely to have killed his wife. Courts call this tendency evidence and treat it with extreme caution. It is only admitted in very particular circumstances. Whether this new testimony would be admitted into evidence is highly uncertain. But the podcast doesnt tell you that.

Then theres the treatment of a claim that Chris Dawson said he tried to hire a hitman to kill Lyn, but didnt go through with it. The allegation comes from Dawsons schoolgirl lover, and later...

18:03

One For The Ladies: UNSWs Helpful Guide On How Not To Get Raped "IndyWatch Feed National"

Heres some tips on how to stay safe, along with other stupid things men say to women after someone is sexually assaulted. Note to readers: this story contains a confession by writer Chris Graham, and another epiphany.

Remember Eurydice Dixon. How could anyone forget, right? And remember the backlash when, following Eurydices brutal rape and murder, Victorian Police issued a timely reminder to women in Melbourne to take greater care with their personal security? How could anyone forget that either, right?

Well, it seems the folks over at the University of NSW did, because on Friday afternoon, following reports of a sexual assault near the campus, an executive from UNSW sent all staff and students an email headed Safety and vigilance on campus. The message sought to provide women, well over to UNSW

Safety and Vigilance on Campus-1

Lets see if we can break down what UNSW is really communicating here.

Someone got raped last night, but it wasnt on our campus. That said, it was near our campus, and we really should say something, because if we dont and the next rape actually occurs on our campus, we can point to the email we sent to all our staff and students and say Its very sad but we did kinda warn you. That lessens our moral culpability, but most importantly it will also help us seriously mitigate any reputational damage the rapist and his victim might cause us. Thus, what were going to say is this: While we do what we can to make you safe, your personal safety is still your personal responsibility. Follow these helpful tips so you dont go and get yourself raped.

Or words to that affect. Because while that might not be how the email is intended to be read, its certainly open to interpretation to be read that way. And at this juncture, I should offer a confession. My spin on the UNSW email is obviously quite provocative, but its not what I thought yesterday.

On Friday afternoon, I was sitting in a caf with two female colleagues (plotting the downfall of a government), when one of them received the email, from a distressed UNSW staff member.

A discussion of mutual exasperation ensued, whereupon I entered it by saying words to the effect of, OK, I understand the frustration and anger of women at this, and Im not suggesting UNSW cant do more to make women feel safe, but is it really that unreasonable for UNSW to remind people about their safety? Where is the actual harm in the email?

Well heres the harm (and thanks to my colleagues for gently explaining it to me).

The problem with telling grown w...

17:14

Australia: Drug Overdoses Prompt Shut Down of Sydney Music Festival "IndyWatch Feed National"

A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman died on Saturday after collapsing at the Defqon. 1 festival, the police said. Two of the 13 hospitalised people remain in critical condition, while about 700 sought help on site.

The police has charged 10 people with drug supply offences, including two teenagers who allegedly carried 120 capsules to the festival, held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.

Im absolutely aghast at what has occurred, I dont want any family to go through the tragedy that some families are waking up to this morning, its just horrible to think about, the premier of the Australian state of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, said.

A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman died on Saturday after collapsing at the Def...

17:00

Six Acres - Bowen Hills "IndyWatch Feed Seq.eat"


Having seen quite a few photos of the very popular Six Acres Restaurant situated in Rydges along King Street, a friend and I decided to check it out after work one day for a quick mid week dinner. The walk from the CBD to King Street provided good exercise, and I was there 5 mins before our 6pm reservation. 


The setup was modern but rustic, with the exposed lightbulbs really adding to the vibe. Service was friendly, however waitstaff were severely understaffed. Throughout the majority of our meal, there was only one very overworked waiter attending to the needs of everyone. The poor guy was very flustered by the time a waitress came out to help him.

  ...

16:15

16:01

One More Reason To Eliminate As Much Plastic As You Can From Your Daily Routines "IndyWatch Feed National"

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A green sea turtle off the eastern coast of Australia. Researchers estimate that more than half of all sea turtles have ingested plastic debris. Credit Kathy Townsend

Thanks to Karen Weintraub for this stark reminder, one of countless examples, of why so many places, and some big companies and many individuals are doing their best to get plastic out of daily routines:

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15:00

Dark Choco-Dipped Cherry Bites Recipe "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Recipe by Pete Evans

Many people just cant end a meal without dessert. After all, a satisfying dessert refreshes your palate and gives your lunch or dinner a sweet ending.

Most people, however, would reach for a bowl of ice cream or a slice of cake to satiate their sweet tooth but why do so when there are healthier dessert options to choose from? Case in point: these delicious cherry bites from Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans, with whom I co-wrote The Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook.

This easy dessert recipe combines the freshness and tartness of cherries with the bitter taste of raw cacao chocolate and the mild sweetness of coconut flakes, giving you a deep burst of flavor in every bite.

 

Prep time: 15 minutes (plus 30 minutes chilling time)

Cook time: 15 minutes

&nbs...

14:04

2016-18 Big Chill NASA Confirms Global Cooling? "IndyWatch Feed National"

What I find really distasteful is how the media is so corrupt that all they want to do these days is to manipulate us into mindless drones. All we hear is Global Warming and they seem to be paid to push this just as they have done in Canada to tax each house $1,000+ to solve Global Warming? It should come as no surprise that the very same news source they have used for their Global Warming pitch has reported the greatest global two-year cooling event of the last century just occurred. Their data from February 2016 to February 2018 showed that the global average temperatures declined 0.56C. The last two-year decline was 1982-1984 with a drop of 0.47C, which took place during their favorite stint to justify global warming era. (see NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (dataset accessed 2018-04-11 at https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/).

Then we have the Global Warming crowd trying to dismiss the Big Chill claiming it is really Global Warming causing an increase in volatility of temperatures. Here we go again with FAKE NEWS data. The global temperatures are by no means becoming more volatile and if you run the data through a standard measurement we use in markets to gauge volatility, you are immediately confronted with the monthly global average temperatures since 2000 is only about 65% of what it was from 1880 to 1999. They simply refuse to just accept that there are cycles to EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meanwhile, in South Australia has seen temperatures plunge 10 degrees making this t...

10:13

Australian Government to let in new wave of criminals "IndyWatch Feed National"

The government has already let in a significant number of people into the country who have zero intentions of leading law abiding life, which would also including an old age principle of doing no harm to your fellow man/woman.

It seems that the people in the machine called the Australian Government will be letting a new breed of criminal into Australia, to terrorise the good people of this country.

Don't forget this has huge benefits under the government motto of "good for the economy".

Each new imported slave (criminal or law abiding) has a price on their head with regards to the 'economy', where they generate tax revenue for the people in government, also including being a debt slave to the banks once the individual becomes domicile with a mortgage.

If they're a criminal then the economics are easier as this creates more jobs in the lucrative private prison system where lots of land can be devoted to prison farms.

Governments around the world may state that collection of 'big data' is necessary with regards to criminal activity, but the true scope of the task may not be apparent to many of those within the general population.

With regards to road crimes of travelling faster than what a sign may indicate, the authorities claim that with the costly resources allocated to the task if it saves one life then it's worth all that effort.

Unfortunately the authorities let in many people into the country that have cost good Australian's their lives, where the same sentiment of duty of care does not apply.

The Australian Government cannot even  handle a 'simple' extradition of  killer 'Puneet Puneet' from India so that the family can see 'justice'.

Whether letting in criminals into the country is a failure of government or an assault on the general population is another debate altogether.

Which person in government is responsible for letting in a criminal that effected your life?

See article from 16 Sep...

09:00

VeganMoFo 2018 #16: Menu: Show Them Your Curry from The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook "IndyWatch Feed Seq.eat"

Welcome to week three of MoFo! This week, my theme is menus. These are similar to recipe round-ups, except they focus on a specific menu suggestion from a book, and how it all comes together. Some may be more elaborate, some may be quite simple, but hopefully all are delicious.

I always make my parents a special dinner for their birthdays, and also for Mother's and Father's dad. My dad loves Indian, so that normally forms the theme of his dinners. Last year for his birthday, I made the 'Show Them Your Curry' menu from The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. It is actually in the Valentine's Day chapter, but whatever! Here's what I made, and stay tuned at the end for bonus cake! You can see what else I have made from this book here.

Potato Samosas in Phyllo: As I was serving only three people, I cut the recipe in half and ended up with nine samosas... which still only used half of the filling that I had made! Was I making them too small? I saved the rest of the filling and just ate it as leftovers with some rice and chutney another day. Confession: phyllo is one of my least favourite things to work with, and as you can see my rolling certainly needs practice. About half way through I was wishing that I had made a samosa strudel! Oh well, practice makes... not perfect but adequate? As well as potato they have onion, carrots, peas, and lots of spices in them.
Rating: :)

Potato Samosas


Pistachio Lentil Biriyani: I made this in a rice cooker for ease, first sauteeing the garlic in a pan before adding it. I also only used two and a half cups of water rather than three and a half cups, based on the instructions with my rice. This was a nice, fragrant rice dish, with lentils, pistachios, and raisins.
Rating: :)

Pistachio Lentil Biryani


Cauliflower Tikka Masala: I made a half recipe of this as well, baking it in an 8 x 8 inch pan rather than a 9 x 13 inch one. This is really easy to make ahead, but I gave it an extra 10 minutes in the oven to bake as it had cooled a bit b...

08:06

Lets live a day at a time for the Lord "IndyWatch Feed National"

I met a man last night aged 61, my age, from New Zealand originally like me, who is has four cancers and has been given 2-6 years life-expectancy.

We were watching the All Blacks play South Africa in rugby union at my local pub In Bellingen in Mid-Coast, New South Wales, Australia.

We shared how wed both had friends die in their 50s. Ive lost three friends aged in their 50s. One in 2004 aged 53 and the other two last year. One was Trevor Tree a Bellingen local who I was friends with for almost thirty years. He was a Christian, and fit, so his death was unexpected.

The man I met last night seemed quite reconciled to the situation. Hed just retired and was doing a motorbike trip with some male friends. He shared he is married.

So lets live a day at a time for the Lord. We dont know which day in our future will be our last, no matter how old we are.

07:58

Sea anemones plentiful in Sunshine Coast rockpools "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

LEFT: decorated anemone, RIGHT: green anemone.

Last Wednesday I went searching for sea anemones on a rocky shoreline south of Coolum Beach, and found five different species in the rock pools there.

My first sighting was of a decorated anemone (Oulactis muscosa) in a sandy, wave-exposed pool, which is a typical microhabitat for this species.

This animal has greyish-white tentacles and a dark red section inside its oral disc, and gets its name from the way it decorates its margins with sand and pebbles in order to better camouflage itself.

This species can often appear almost entirely buried by sand, but I found one specimen in a calmer rock pool that allowed for the good view shown above.

Next up was a green anemone (Aulactinia veratra), and this proved to be a common and variable species at this location.

It was most frequently found deep inside crevices, including some narrow and shallow ones that barely held any water at low tide.

The colour of this creature was not always the vivid green shown in the photo here, and it was quite often a muddy brown hue instead.

Encountering the decorated and green anemones at the start of my search made my eyes grow accustomed to typical anemone shapes and hiding spots, so much so that seeing the next wildly atypical species came as quite a surprise: I suddenly realised that stretching out over the rocks and pools before me lay a vast colony of tiny anemones that I had read about in the Queensland Museums...

06:29

Syria or Southeast Asia the West Lied, Lies, and Always Will "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Im sitting at the splendid building of the Singapore National Library, in a semi-dark room, microfilm inserted into a high-tech machine. Im watching and then filming and photographing several old Malaysian newspapers dating back from October 1965.

These reports were published right after the horrible 1965 military coup in Indonesia, which basically overthrew the progressive President Sukarno and liquidated then the third largest Communist party on Earth, PKI (Partai Komunis Indonesia). Between one and three million Indonesian people lost their lives in some of the most horrifying massacres of the 20th century. From a socialist (and soon to be Communist) country, Indonesia descended into the present pits of turbo-capitalist, as well as religious and extreme right-wing gaga.

The United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Holland and several other Western nations, directly sponsored the coup, while directing both the pro-Western treasonous factions in the military, as well as the religious leaders who stood, from the start, at the forefront of the genocide.

All this information is, of course, widely available in the de-classified archives of both the CIA and U.S. State Department. It can be accessed, analyzed and reproduced. I personally made a film about the events, and so have several other directors.

But it isnt part of the memory of humanity. In Southeast Asia, it is known only to a handful of intellectuals.

In Malaysia, Singapore or Thailand, the Indonesian post-1965 fascism is a taboo topic. It is simply not discussed. Progressive intellectuals here are, like in all other client states of the West, paid to be preoccupied with their sex orientation, with gender issues and personal freedoms, but definitely not with the essential matters (Western imperialism, neo-colonialism, the savage and grotesque forms of capitalism, the plunder of local natural resources and environment, as well as disinformation, plus the forcefully injected ignorance that is accompanied by mass amnesia) that have been shaping so extremely and so negatively this part of the world.

In Indonesia itself, the Communist Party is banned and the general public sees it as a culprit, not as a victim.

The West is laughing behind the back of its brainwashed vic...

06:00

Drought-stricken farmers challenge Coalition's climate change stance in TV ad "IndyWatch Feed National"

We need to stick to the Paris agreement, we need to stop burning coal and we need to commit to more renewable energy,' Longreach farmer says This drought has really hit our family hard, says Longreach farmer Jody Brown. Climate change is making the droughts more severe.Those two sentences are the opening lines to a new advertisement challenging the federal government's stance on climate change and the drought in Australia's eastern states. Related: Scott Morrison needs a [...]

04:48

Full interview with UK writer Johann Hari on his vital messages around depression "IndyWatch Feed National"

Back in May, I interviewed UK journalist Johann Hari at the Sydney Writers Festival about his new book, Lost Connections, on fresh ways to see depression and anxiety. It was a sold-out event and the full audio is now available:

04:45

Wangan & Jagalingou People | Traditional Owners disturbed by illegal action by Adani "IndyWatch Feed National"

Wangan & Jagalingou People | Traditional Owners disturbed by illegal action by Adani:



MEDIA RELEASE
13 September 2018
Traditional Owners disturbed by allegations of illegal works by Adani

Call on Qld Government to prosecute any unlawful activity by Adanis coal operation

Revelations yesterday that Adani Mining may have breached environmental laws while operating on Wangan and Jagalingou country has deeply disturbed Traditional Owners.

The Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council are calling on the Queensland Government to investigate and prosecute any illegal activity on their homelands.

Mr Adrian Burragubba, a traditional owner of W&J country and spokesperson for the Council says: The Queensland Government has licensed this unscrupulous corporation and now they must take responsibility for any destruction that is occuring on our country. They must investigate and prosecute Adani for any unlawful activity.

We are very concerned about the impacts on our cultural heritage and ancient story places from Adanis land clearing and other industrial disturbance. It is a grave matter for us that their works could do permanent damage to our sacred Doongmabulla springs.

We have been concerned about activity by Adani contractors on our country over some months now. We will be making our own investigations into what Adani have been doing there and will hold both the company and the Government to account.

Adani have been camped on our country hoping to one day build their mine. Starting work illegally only adds insult to the injury that they are there without our consent. We will continue to pursue them through the courts, and with our demands on the Government.

We have seen the report from the lawyers at the Environmental Defenders Office, and it appears that coal seam dewatering bores and other extensive groundwork is being done in breach of Adanis environmental license, and that Adani may have lied to the Queensland Government about it.

We have known all along that Adani cant be trusted with our country, to respect our rights, or be custodians of the environment. The Government can restore some faith by interrogating Adanis conduct and taking whatever action needed to safeguard our country and culture, he concluded.

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Media enquiries: Anthony Esposito, W&J Traditional Owners Council advisor 0418 152 743

04:42

Interview on US radio station Loud and Clear about real life effects of failed disaster relief "IndyWatch Feed National"

I was interviewed yesterday by US radio station Loud and Clear, the hosts are Brian Becker and former CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, on Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and the ways in which disaster capitalism affects both the relief effort and long-term trends:

Listen to As Hurricane Florence makes landfall, will some corporations ultimately profit? on Spreaker.

04:40

PERTH Arrest after car stolen with sleeping child inside, WA "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Arrest after car stolen with sleeping child inside, WA .

September 15, 2018 at 04:45PM .

Steal Motor Vehicle; and. Provide False Details. He is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court tomorrow, 16 September 2018.

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

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03:55

Here comes Queen's Wharf "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

$3bn Queen's Wharf

Big news for Brisbane's economy as the long-awaited $3 billion Queen's Wharf project gets underway.

And big news too for the future of Brisbane as a capital city and major player.

Significant housing market implications in addition, of course, as the inner city suburbs fill up.

Read the attached report from News (click link or image to read).


The mixed-use Howard Smith Wharves project is already well into its construction phase.

And it too will also be a terrific boost for adjacent suburbs including New Farm, Teneriffe, and Fortitude Valley.


Brisbane, truly, the jewel of Australia!

01:25

There Is Soft Kill, Hard Kill and Then There Is Spermageddon-Why There Is a War On Heterosexuality "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thanks to Ted Turner for making it clear what the globalists truly desire. Ninety percent depopulation of the population is the goal. There are hard kill methods eg war) and there are soft kill methods (eg Chromium 6 in the water) and there is spermageddon!!!

 

Sperm counts are way down. This is a striking finding that has profound implications for humanity.

For this reason and many other reasons, some questioning if this is the last generation of humans that will inhabit the planet.

What the Data Tells Us

Research on men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand found that there respective sperm counts are plunging, according to several recent studies.

Among the subjects from these recent studies there has been a collective average of over a 50% decline in sperm concentration and a 60% decline in total sperm count over a nearly 40-year period ending in 2015.

One study published in the Journal of Human Reproduction, found that the trend was peaking. This is very startling and suggests that we have not seen anything close to the apex.

Extraneous Factors

The globalists have tried to censor the Carlson study which was a meta-analysis of 61 studies that found the same emerging trend as far back as 1992. The most striking variable about the sperm studies is that even the quality, not just the quantity of the sperm is being impacted.

The attack on human reproductivity is not confined to the quality and quantity of sperm counts. Humanity is also attack from a social and cultural perspective as well. Kindergartens in Sweden are not allowed to use the pronouns of he and she. Boys can and will marry boys. The same is true for girls. Boys are often taught to wear dresses. And it is not just Sweden. In Canada if one addresses another, even innocently, by a gender pronoun not preferred by the person being spoken to, the offender can be sent to jail. In America, gay marriage (ie one that does not produce offspring) is legal. There are emerging arguments to wrong-headed academia types are embracing the concepts of 97 genders. These same people engage in scathing rebukes of anything resembling masculinity. Homosexuality is glorified in th...

01:15

Amazing Interview with Fiona Barnett and Issac Kappy "IndyWatch Feed National"

I have been ultra critical and suspicious of Issac Kappy but I agree with everything that was talked about in this interview.

Also- before people judge the vest the one of the interviewers is wearing- he just seems like he is a rocker and he is Australian so I personally dont believe his clothing choice means anything at all.

This is a great interview and SO worth listening too.

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23:05

US tracking foreign ships delivering fuel to North Korea "IndyWatch Feed National"

A US Navy ship will reportedly host military personnel from the Five Eyes countries plus Japan and South Korea to monitor foreign vessels delivering fuel to the North in violation of UN sanctions.
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The coalition will include the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada Americas partners within the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance as well as Japan and South Korea, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an American military official. This is apparently the first US-led effort to track fuel deliveries to North Korea.

FILE PHOTO: North Korean railway workers next to a train Kyodo

 

The coalition countries will contribute warships and military surveillance aircraft to track maritime traffic in the area. USS Blue Ridge, the command ship of US Navys 7th Fleet stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, will host over 50 multinational personnel.
Additionally, a so-called Enforcement Coordination Center has been created on the Blue Ridge to man monitoring operations. The WSJ says this will ensure more bridge-to-bridge communications between allied ships and other vessels.

However, the move is not free of setbacks, WSJ notes. Japan and South Korea are reluctant to share intelligence with each other, while Seoul has its own disagreements with Washington. Also, the US Indo-Pacific Command, the body in charge of the coalition effort, has little experience in running multinational operations.

The story has emerged as the US tries to tighten its grip on North Korea despite both countries having sought to mend ties after the milestone Trump-Kim summit in Singapore last July. Earlier this week, Washington called an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council in response to what it claims are efforts by some countries to undermine and obstruct sanctions imposed on North Korea.

Altho...

21:31

US sets up coalition to track foreign ships delivering fuel to North Korea "IndyWatch Feed National"

A US Navy ship will reportedly host military personnel from the Five Eyes countries plus Japan and South Korea to monitor foreign vessels delivering fuel to the North in violation of UN sanctions. The coalition will include the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada - America's partners within the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance - as well as Japan and South Korea, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an American military official. This is apparently the first US-led effort to track fuel deliveries to North Korea. The coalition countries will contribute warships and military surveillance aircraft to track maritime traffic in the area. USS 'Blue Ridge,' the command ship of US Navy's 7th Fleet stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, will host over 50 multinational personnel. Additionally, a so-called Enforcement Coordination Center has been created on the 'Blue Ridge' to man monitoring operations. The WSJ says this will ensure more "bridge-to-bridge" communications between allied ships and other vessels.

17:26

Australia - Letter | Have your say, yes or no, on fluoride in the water "IndyWatch Feed National"

FIRSTLY, did you know that, on the night of July 17, 2018, when councillors made their votes known, five to three in favour of fluoridation, representatives from both NSW Health and the Australian Dental Association classified Oberon, our home town, as a low socio-economic town? Do you also know that children with mental impairments and other disabilities are automatically also classed as being from low socio-economic families? I dont know how you feel about this statement, but I am highly offended.
I believe the fluoride that NSW Health and the Australian Dental Association and our very own yes voting councillors are pushing onto us against our own free will is in truth not safe and effective.
I believe that fluoride inhibits antibody formation in the blood, depresses thyroid activity by depriving it of iodine (women affected more than men), causes premature ageing and causes bone damage.
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16:50

PERTH Woman arrest on numerous offences, WA "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Woman arrest on numerous offences, WA .

September 15, 2018 at 11:30AM .

A 21-year-old woman will appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today (15 September 2018), after she was apprehended by the Perth Bicycle

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

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15:56

Queensland may be used to expand the cashless welfare card "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed from Queensland

The Scott Morrison government may be fast tracking the expansion of the cashless welfare card in Queensland, now that independent Senator Tim Storer has flagged the end of his opposition to the move.

Millions of dollars will be spent, if it goes ahead, on its application in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay. All told, the plan is to extend the trial to four sites.

This is despite evidence that trials so far have been destructive for individuals and communities.

Tim Storer has been brought on board with an amendment on how the effect is evaluated.

Labor has not yet committed to oppose it, remains sceptical.

No amount of amending is going to fix something that is fundamentally flawed, in the sense that it may help resolve social issues. Taking control and disempowering people is not the way to help them get on their feet. Besides, it is inherently unfair to profile a community. It creates third class citizens. And it has been shown to create more poverty and inequality.

Increased scrutiny is a good thing. But it wont change the fact that the cashless welfare card is wrong. If the intention is to overcome real problems within communities, surely the answer is to provide appropriate resources. When the card is being brought in at the same time as funding is being cut, it remains nothing more than a cost cutting exercise.

This is the reason why the early valuation of the trials has been flawed and did not show the true picture. It has cost almost $22 million, which would have been much better spent on something useful.

The trials have so far targeted indigenous communities, making them more dependent and less able to function, and this compromises their efforts to sovereignty over their affairs. It is a means of control.

Cashless welfare card trails are a means to test the waters, with a view to extending it to other communities and is an installment on the growth of big brother government.

Cutting services and corporatisation of resources are two of the pillars of neoliberalism and extending control over people is its political arm. In the end, this is what it is all about.

Rejection of the cashless welfare card is an important aspect of rejecting neoliberalism and the protection of our rights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The trial was intended to test whether social harm caused by such spending could be reduced by quarantining part of participants welfare payments on to a card that could not be used to buy alcohol or gambling products or to withdraw cash, as well as to develop lower cost welfare quaranti...

15:06

Creating Luck And Abundance "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Creating luck the secrets. Find five cents pick it up and for the rest of the day, you'll have good luck! Ever heard this saying?

The post Creating Luck And Abundance appeared first on Thrive On News Spiritual Magazine.

14:42

Australian politician Dave Sharma in office unlawfully under Section 44? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Is this the best the Australian people have apparently 're-presenting' them?


Section 44 of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (UK) has been read so many times in parliament that the words may have been worn out.

Thankfully they have been digitised by Austlii.


COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA CONSTITUTION ACT - SECT 44

Disqualification


                   Any person who:

                      (i)  is under any acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or a citizen of a foreign power; or

                     (ii)  is attainted of treason, or has been convicted and is under sentence, or subject to be sentenced, for any offence punishable under the law of the Commonwealth or of a State by imprisonment for one year or longer; or

                    (iii)  is an undischarged bankrupt or insolvent; or

                    (iv)  holds any office of profit under the Crown, or any pension payable during the pleasure of the Crown out of any of the revenues of the Commonwealth; or

          &nbsp...

14:23

Snake Gets Special Little 'Braces' To Help Fix Her Overbite "IndyWatch Feed National"

There's no doubt that this green tree python named Toothless is a very beautiful snake but recently, a feeding mishap left her looking a bit less sleek than nature intended.

In short, she gave herself an overbite.

Credit: Facebook/HerpVet

According to a post from HerpVet, an animal hospital in Australia specializing in reptiles, Toothless was in the middle of enjoying a meal when something went terribly, terribly wrong.

"Somehow, during the swallowing process her left lower jawbone folded and got stuck on her throat," HerpVet wrote online.

It was obvious that Toothless needed help.

Credit: Facebook/HerpVet

Fortunately, Tootheless's owners understood she was having an emergency. They rushed her to the vet, where an X-ray revealed a small break in her jawbone.

Credit: Facebook/HerpVet

Rather than risk surgery to correct the problem, Toothless's vet got creative.

After realigning her jaw, they crafted special braces for the snake using a paperclip, affixing it to her scales with glue.
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14:00

$100,000 reward offered to find person putting needles in Australia strawberries "IndyWatch Feed National"

A $100,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for deliberately putting needles in strawberries in Queensland. Police are warning people to slice the fruit before eating it amid fears six brands of strawberries in Australia have been contaminated with needles and pins.

13:40

PERTH Family devastated after Perth grandmother Julie Anne Coopers alleged killer faces court "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Family devastated after Perth grandmother Julie Anne Coopers alleged killer faces court .

September 15, 2018 at 02:37AM .

Outside of the Perth Magistrates Court on Friday, Naomi Chandler-Wilson said the family loved her sister dearly.Nobody has the right to take anybody

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

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13:34

FixedIt: she is not to blame for his choice to stalk, intimidate and threaten "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Daily Telegraph reported that 61 year old George Geoffrey Hicks, who detained his partner in his car against her will, threatened to kill her, threatened her job, monitored her phone and bugged her car was convicted on a number of domestic violence offences.

The magistrate found his domestic violence was at the higher end of offending and told Hicks that The level of attempted controlling behaviour is one of the worst I have ever seen. You dont have the right to behave in this fashion.

Despite this, the Tele chose to make the victim the subject of the headline and the first paragraph of the story, implicitly excusing his choice to commit crimes by reporting her choice to be unfaithful. She is responsible for her choices but her behaviour was not criminal. Hicks is also responsible for his choices and his behaviour was criminal. The only fact about her relevant to a headline is that she was the victim of serious crimes and deserves sympathy and support.

Victims of crimes are never responsible for the crimes committed against them. There is only one thing that causes violence and that is the choice to be violent.

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12:42

Traditional Owners announce Adani court appeal "IndyWatch Feed National"

MEDIA RELEASE
15 September 2018

Traditional Owners announce Adani court appeal

Call on Qld Government to never extinguish their native title

Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners opposing Adanis Carmichael Mine have this week served notice of a Federal Court full bench appeal. (See ABC today: Adani mine site to remain under native title until finance confirmed, Minister says). The Traditional Owners strongly reject last months decision of a single Judge of the Federal Court and will seek to have the decision reversed and the Adani Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) thrown out.

Mr Adrian Burragubba, a Traditional Owner of W&J country, and W&J Council spokesperson says: We will not abide a ruling that says its legal to have our ancient laws and culture, and our enduring rights in our lands and waters, merely voted away by a group of people who do not have the traditional authority to surrender our native title.

In a new development, the Queensland Government has confirmed that it will only act to take W&J native title for the Adani project when it has the financial capacity to complete it. This follows a resolution of the Queensland ALP state conference in early September 201...

12:42

Virginia Trioli tells of her trauma and suffering because of the Barnaby Joyce finger twirl "IndyWatch Feed National"

Remember this? I'll bet you thought the victim was Barnaby. Wrong. Virginia Trioli's recollection isn't about the defamation of Barnaby Joyce. She just recalls how traumatic it was for her. She remembers her "immense suffering". Why play the victim card? She also has the hide to say it's not a...

11:53

Another whistleblower cop exposes police corruption "IndyWatch Feed National"

From 11 Sep 2018 by theguardian.com of the headline:

Evidence against former police officer intentionally tampered with, court told

Exclusive: Charge against Paul Carney, who left police after raising concerns about alleged corruption, dropped after ombudsman ordered investigation


Whistleblower Paul Carney claims Queensland police pursued charges against him as a reprisal. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP

Evidence against a former Gold Coast police officer whistleblower was allegedly intentionally tampered with, a court was told, amid claims that Queensland police pursued a charge against him as a reprisal.

Paul Carney medically retired from the police service in 2010 after raising concerns about alleged corrupt practices. He subsequently started a website critical of particular police officers and launched a civil court case.

In 2015, Carney had a verbal altercation at a Brisbane pool with a former colleague, who he had criticised on the website. Carney says it was a chance encounter. Police charged him with stalking with violence.

Before Carneys trial, the commonwealth ombudsman ordered an investigation into potential tampering with CCTV video footage from the pool that was used as evidence against Carney.

Paul Carney: Ive been through absolute hell these past three years. Photograph: Paul Carney/Supplied

When Carney turned up to court in August, he was told the Queensland office of the director of public prosecutions had lodged a nolle prosequi notice, indicating they were abandoning the charge.

Ive been through absolute hell these past three years, Carney told Guardian Australia. There was never any evidence to back up this charge. I have been the victim of whistleblower reprisal and some extremely duplicitous conduct by Queensland police.

Carney, wh...

10:54

A Little Town Shall Lead Them: Adelaide Exposes the Worldwide Child Protection Travesty "IndyWatch Feed National"

The cognoscenti attend Writers Week each year in the Pioneer Womens Garden, Adelaide

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB (Adel)

When Gumshoe was investigating the murders in Adelaide that have been associated with the late Alan Max McIntyre (1929-2017), I got a call from an Adelaidean, code-named Adella, in support of the work done by Rachel Vaughn to expose Murderlaide.

Adella told me things about the Child Protective Service that we had heard about before. I am personally willing to say that there is major criminality going on in departments that deal with children and I think it is geographically widespread.

To discuss the subject is apparently against the law, per the Family Law Act (1975). (Note: in Australia the six states relinquished...

10:48

Aboriginal Leaders Make Statements From The Heart. Liberal Leaders Make Statements From White Supremacy. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Reading the words of Aboriginal and Liberal leaders side by side, its hard to deny that white supremacy has long been at the helm of Australian government.

In May 2017, over 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders gathered at the First Nations National Constitutional Convention. They made the Uluru Statement from the heart which said,

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes were the first sovereign Nations of the Australian continent and its adjacent islands, and possessed it under our own laws and customs. This our ancestors did, according to the reckoning of our culture, from the Creation, according to the common law from time immemorial, and according to science more than 60,000 years ago.

Former Australian prime Minister, Tony Abbott.

Tony Abbott said: As we look around this glorious city, as we see the extraordinary development, its hard to think that back in 1788 it was nothing but bush.

Scott Morrison said: James Cook was a man before his time. He embodied the true spirit of the Enlightenment age. Against a backdrop of brutality and ignorance, he displayed an amazing empathy and respect for his own crew and the people and lands he visited. He should be revered as one of the most significant figures in our national history.

Aboriginal leaders said: Sovereignty is a spiritual notion: the ancestral tie between the land, or mother nature, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who were born therefrom, remain attached thereto, and must one day return thither to be united with our ancestors. This link is the basis of the ownership of the soil, or better, of sovereignty. It has never been ceded or extinguished, and co-exists with the sovereignty of the Crown. How could it be otherwise? That peoples possessed a land for sixty millennia and this sacred link disappears from world history in merely the last two hundred years?

Tony Abbott...

09:00

Commissioned bracelet delivered today "IndyWatch Feed Seq.art"

Bh commission B. B. 2018 one-off handmade solid gold Signature Bracelet for Jo; seven symbol links infinity / spiral / eye / cone / peacock / gate / gems on the table with bar and ring clasp, all as per sketch. Constructed in 18ct yellow and rose gold and incorporating multiple gems; pair rubies cushion cut 2=0.77ct Burma, 2x black diamonds 2=0.09ct, 11x small rubies and sapphires SriLanka, black spinel marquise cut 5.14ct Queensland, yellow sapphires cabochon cut 2=1.52ct Sri Lanka, pink sapphires faceted pear and oval 2=0.66ct Sri Lanka, Tanzanite pear cut 1.28ct Tanzania, Tsavorite Garnet round brilliant cut 26=0.55ct Kenya, topaz faceted oval 4=0.98ct Brazil. Variously textured surfaces contrast with precise minimal forms as per my signature style. 18ct yellow and rose gold. Finished length 210cm

09:00

VeganMoFo 2018 #15: Eating Out: Dicki's "IndyWatch Feed Seq.eat"

Dicki's is the not-so-new kid on the vegan block in Brisbane. But it took me a while to get around there. The first time I went was to have lunch with a friend. I had a hard time choosing between the ELT (crumbed eggplant, lettuce, and tomato toastie) and the Crispy Tofu Bao... so I got both! They were both lovely, though the bao were my favourite.

ELT at Dicki's


Cripsy Tofu Bao at Dicki's


My friend got the Nurture Bowl, full of all sorts of things.

Nurture Bowl at Dicki's


Dicki's has a fun range of drinks. Often, I can't have fun drinks because they are generally fizzy and I don't do fizz (kombucha excepted, but even then I have to let it go a bit flat). But they said they could make any of them on cold still water for me. Hurrah! I had a lovely Myrtle Lemonade, and my friend had the Apple Cream Soda (fizzy style).

Myrtle Lemonade and Apple Cream Soda at Dicki's


We finished off with some cake, and I also had a turmeric latte. They have a range of baked goods to choose from. This cake was amazing! It was gluten free as well, but so dense and delicious that you couldn't tell. I had mine sans-ice cream, as they use the very coconutty Over The Moo brand there.

Chocolate Cake at Dicki's


05:42

Fraud kingpin ran multi-million dollar ops from inside Australian immigration detention center "IndyWatch Feed National"

It started with the arrest of 36-year-old woman in Sydney on suspicion of laundering more than $480,000 gained by hacking multiple business emails; within a week, police had taken down a $3 million international crime syndicate. "We can't establish at this stage who it's gone to or what it's being used [for]," Detective Superintendent Arthur Katsogiannis told reporters in Sydney on Friday, adding that an international investigation to track the money down was already under way. After interrogating the woman for several hours, police launched multiple raids on several properties across the city, seizing a Land Rover, several computers, phones, SIM cards, stolen financial and personal identification documents as well as methamphetamine. Two additional suspects were taken into custody on suspicion of identity theft and money laundering among other charges. Members of Strike Force Woolana had managed to locate the crew behind the spate of identity theft, romance scams and phishing email schemes, but had yet to zero in on the ringleader. However, evidence gathered soon led investigators somewhere they may never have considered: a high-security immigration detention center.

05:33

Russia Is Being Blamed For the Directed Energy Weapons Used at the Cuban and Chinese Embassies "IndyWatch Feed National"

First these weapons were conspiracy theories. Then these attacks were blamed on what could only be considered magic. NOW they are real- but being blamed on Russia.

However- the United States owns every patent concerning these weapons- and they have been deploying them for some time.

In 2006- NBC reported that the US Air Force went in front of Congress and said these weapons existed and that they were going to use them on American citizens to show the rest of the world they were safe.

...

02:30

How much plastic is too much plastic for sea turtles? "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

In a video that went viral in 2015, researchers spent nearly 10 minutes pulling out a 10-centimeter (4-inch) plastic straw from the nostril of a male olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) off the coast of Costa Rica. For the entire duration of the extraction, the turtle writhed in pain. Plastic straws are just one among the trillions of pieces of plastic trash that have ended up in the ocean, many sinking right down to the deepest, darkest depths. Past research has found that about half of the worlds sea turtles may have ingested some form of plastic. Floating pieces of plastic and balloons can resemble jellyfish or squid foods that turtles eat out in the sea. Not all turtles that eat plastic die because of the plastic, though. Some die after getting entangled in fishing nets, while others are struck by ship propellers. Do all age groups of turtles consume plastic? And how much plastic is lethal for a sea turtle? A new study has some answers. Green turtle at North Stradbroke Island, off the Australian state of Queensland. Image by Kathy Townsend. Researchers in Australia examined the digestive tracts of 246 dead sea turtles collected from along the coast of the state of Queensland, and found that 58 individuals had plastic in their guts, with the number of pieces ranging from one right up to 329. Younger turtles, both post-hatchlings (or a baby turtle that has started feeding in the ocean) and juveniles, were found to have consumed considerably higher

01:37

Earths 8th continent discovered off the coast of Australia, hiding in plain sight "IndyWatch Feed National"

(Editors Note: We were blown away by all the information in this article and just knew we had to share it with you. Theres still places on this lovely planet that can be explored and learned from! Dont forget to check out the video below, too!) A team of 11 geologists from New Zealand and []

The post Earths 8th continent discovered off the coast of Australia, hiding in plain sight appeared first on Health Nut News.

01:35

Weekend reads - must see articles of the week "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

And here they are at Property Update - or you can click on the image below.

Note my piece on Brisbane's rising house prices, which is an interesting bucking of recent trends. 


You can subscribe for the free Property Update newsletter here

01:20

Australian Senator slams feminists as pathetic for not supporting burqa ban "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Senator Pauline Hanson slammed feminists as pathetic for not supporting a ban on the burqa. The burqa has been banned in various countries on security grounds, or because it is inconsistent with Western values; sometimes its banned for both reasons. These countries have banned the burqa: France, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Bulgaria, China, Tajikistan, []

Friday, 14 September

23:46

International congress on birds "IndyWatch Feed National"

This 24 August 2018 video from British Columbia in Canada says about itself:

Killer Cats and Giant Eagles Curious facts from the Bird Conference in Vancouver

I spent the last days interviewing some amazing experts at the IOC 27th International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver, August 19-26, 2018 and have summarized it for you. Come and join me!

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA, September 2018:

From Fairywrens to Hummingbird PoopAll the News from IOC

We attended the 27th International Ornithological Congress, and heres our roundup of the cool, intriguing, and hopeful stuff we learned. From guarded optimism for the worlds seabirds, to why its not just male birds that sport showy colors, to the worlds longest migration by a land bird, to the secrets hidden in, yes, hummingbird poop. Here are the highlights.

23:24

What Happened to Fan Bingbing, Chinas Most Famous Actress? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Fan Bingbing is arguably the most famous actress in China, a prolific star who has made the leap to international fame with roles in the Iron Man and X-Men franchises. She appeared in Cannes in May to promote a coming spy blockbuster with Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Penlope Cruz and Lupita Nyongo.

She has more than 62 million followers on Chinas equivalent of Twitter, Weibo, and appears in ads for products around the world from vitamins in Australia to lipstick by Guerlain, the watches of Montblanc and the diamonds of De Beers.

Now she is missing.

Ms. Fan, who turns 37 on Sunday, has dropped out of public view for more than three months the victim of a sudden and precipitous fall from grace.

Her disappearance has been greeted with concern among fans and fear among her counterparts in the industry. It has fueled a flurry of rumors of personal rivalries and political intrigue, even at the pinnacles of power in Beijing, though few concrete facts.

By  Steven Lee Myers
The New York Times

The Chinese actress Fan Bingbing has shot to fame and become one of Chinas most familiar faces. She has not been seen in months. Credit Franck Robichon/EPA, via Shutterstock

That so little is known about someone so famous in China even whether she is in detention, or in hiding says much about the murky intersection of politics and business, entertainment and celebrity.

Shes like collateral damage, Hung Huang, a critic and publisher, said.

Ms. Fans disappearance appears to be related to a government investigation into tax evasion in the film business, but she has not been charged with any crime, and no officials have confirmed that she is even under investigation. Few who know her, or the industry, believe it is simply a matter of paying taxes, though. And the damage to her reputation and perhaps her livelihood has already been done.

Her name was abruptly removed from the posters...

22:37

Our dangerous addiction "IndyWatch Feed National"

Excerpts:

Growing Pain: New Zealands dangerous addition to fertilizer

For many decades, much of the phosphate from Banaba and Nauru was shipped to New Zealand and Australia, well below the market rate, and spread on farms by planes piloted by war veterans. New Zealand enjoyed decades of cheap phosphate, which became lucrative meat and wool. Few things are as responsible for the countrys economic successes as the exploitation of its Pacific neighbors.

Although it made New Zealand wealthy, its imperialism in the Pacific, driven by a thirst for cheap phosphate, is an ugly chapter in the countrys history.

Banaba today is largely uninhabitable, with most of its former residents displace to Fiji. The island is littered with old machinery left by miners, and most of the islands land mass has been hollowed out. When Nauru became independent, it became briefly and notoriously rich on its remaining phosphate before the economy crashed.

After exhausting its sources of phosphate rock, New Zealand had to look elsewhere.

Because phosphate rock is a precious resource, and one that is widely used, those who have it are keen to use it for themselves. New Zealands usual trading partners, like the US and China, use much of their own phosphate internally.

The remaining options for New Zealand werent great. Nearly all of the worlds useable phosphate is in North Africa, in countries prone to instability.

It decided upon the mine in Western Sahara, run by Morocco. The relationship has since entered its third decade

Exploring the options

The answer to the fundamental question is there any viable alternative to buying phosphate rock from Western Sahara is yes. Sort of.

While many other countries have stopped buying Western Saharan phosphate, in part due to pressure on corporations to exercise social responsibility, New Zealand is in a bind.

New Zealand is rare among agricultural nations for its high rate of pastoral farming. Between 80 and 90 per cent of New Zealands agricultural land is dedicated to animals, which has been largely consistent for a century. Other major farming nations, like Canada, have more diverse land uses, such as large tracts of horticulture.

It means New Zealand needs to grow a lot of grass, which is eaten by animals, requiring more grass (as well as other crops used for animal feed). Pasture-based farming is lucrative for New Zealand. It resulted in $23b in export revenue last year, meaning its the countrys most valuable export by far. But is heavily reliant on fertiliser, particularly pho...

22:32

Nerdy Australian PM Pushes Blockchain Agenda to Take On Big Banks "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australias newly-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison is pushing his agenda of backing blockchain technology to disrupt and bring much tougher competition to the big banks and other sectors in the country. Speaking to reporters within weeks of being sworn in as Australias newest prime minister, Scott Morrison was asked [full clip below] about his position on

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21:24

Volga-Dnepr Antonov AN-124 RA-82046 Departs Rockhampton Airport for Cairns "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

After making a spectacular arrival the previous day and spending the night parked on the Rockhampton Airport parking apron, on Friday 14 September, the visiting Volga-Dnepr Antonov AN-124-100 RA-82046 departed Rocky for Cairns as VDA3195. 






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19:58

Mackellar Mining Equipment / Flight Options (Australia) Cessna 560 Citation Ultra Bizjet VH-MMC Back at Emerald Airport Once Again - Plus More! "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

It's almost becoming a weekly visitor!  The very familiar sight of Mackellar Mining Equipment / Flight Options (Australia) Cessna 560 Citation Ultra bizjet VH-MMC was once again back in CQ, this time visiting Emerald Airport for the day Wednesday 5 September.

VH-MMC departs the Sunshine Coast for Emerald  (File photo)

VH-MMC arrived from and later departed back to its Sunshine Coast base.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 5 September, Australian Corporate Jet Centres Cessna 560 Citation Ultra VH-WFE was noted departing Hamilton Island Airport for its Melbourne (Essendon) base.  It had arrived from the Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport in northern New South Wales over the weekend.

On Tuesday 4 September, and for the second week in-a-row, Mitchell Water Cessna 525 Citation M2 bizjet VH-WMY was noted visiting the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour.  This time, it arrived from Melbourne (Moorabbin) via Melbourne (Essendon), Evans Head (New South Wales) and the Gold Coast.  It later departed back to Essendon and then Moorabbin.

Finally, on Monday 3 September, LifeFlight (Aeromed) LearJet 45 bizjet VH-CXJ "Ambulance 452" had a busy afternoon and evening visiting Mackay Airport twice as well as Rockhampton Airport.

Sincere thanks to the Sunshine Coast Plane Spotting Facebook page for allowing us to share their great photo of VH-MMC!

16:34

Neuroplasticity and musical taste "IndyWatch Feed Seq.art"

Neuroplasticity is a ten buck word for a simple idea; the brain is designed to keep learning things.

That seems pretty fucking unremarkable. A brain that won't learn new stuff is pretty useless. But it does fly in the face of our very human habit of refusing to learn anything that conflicts with whatever ignorant codswallop we stuffed into the old wrinkly grey head-pudding first.

I'm not specifically thinking about politics here, but rather music.

There's a wealth of anecdata about people giving up on new music from their late twenties. One study of Spotify users nailed the exact age as 33. That research, written up in NME, found that, while teens" music taste is heavily dominated by popular music, this influence drops steadily through their 20s, before their tastes "mature" (read: turn to stone) in their early 30s. "For the average listener, by their mid-30s, their tastes have matured, and they are who they"re going to be.

The study also shows that there"s a slight gender gap at play (Women show a slow and steady decline in pop music listening from 13-49, while men drop precipitously starting from their teens until their early 30s, at which point they encounter the "lock-in" effect), also stating that becoming a parent has an equivalent impact on your "music relevancy" as aging about 4 years.

I'm not gonna put myself out there as a counterpoint. They totally got my number. With tens of millions of songs on the Fruit Company's streaming service, I find myself defaulting again and again to stuff I've listened to before.

I do make an effort. Most weekends I'll flick through the new music playlist and save the tracks that really grab my attention, moing them to a separate playlist that I usually listen to as I drive around in the car.

It's a long list and it's got some great tracks on it now.

But I couldn't tell you the name of the songs or their artists who performed them if my fucking life depended on it.

Even more telling, if I really like a single I'll add the album to my library and give it solid flogging, just like I used to when I could only afford a couple of albums a year.

While I'm actively listening to this discovery, I'm all over it, thinking "Yeah! Look at this guy, listening to new music."

And two weeks later I've usually forgotten to play the new thing and it recedes into the fog of lost memories, only ever to be recalled by accident, usually on shuffle play....

14:45

Helen Razer On Making Australia Racist-er Again #MARA "IndyWatch Feed National"

As the furore over an Australian cartoon about American tennis player Serena Williams rages on, Helen Razer calls game, set and match on the low hanging fruit of racial outrage.

Is Australia Racist?

Great, and at last. A fresh question for our debate-o-tainment.

Is Australia Racist??

Let the contest of ideas begin.

Of course, the answer will be NO.  Few of us suspect a nation established in violent, racist theft might have some lingering issues with racism. (You touch up a brutal invasion with the frail colonial lie that they cannot possibly be human ONE TIME.)  But, to truly learn if Australia, whose immigration policies are openly championed by Europes hard-as-hate anti-immigration right-wing, is racist? What a thrill ride this will be. Are there one or two racist items left in Australias shed of crazed denial (shed next to figurines of much-adored concrete native, not shed still holding Aboriginal children in torture conditions) we must debate.

This important debate was provoked by a drawing. Claimed as a likeness of Serena Williams, the alleged drawing gave me no visual hint of that great athlete at all. For a time, I did not know what this object might be and then I recognised it as the work of a traumatised patient.

My particular guess: the artist was a teen newly rescued from a Gippsland supremacy-and-baking cult and the art was produced when Nurse asked him to draw his feelings about Grand White Guru Wizard Tim. New Matilda notes that reports have since emerged that a Murdoch pissdrip called Mark or Sharlene or similar shat the thing out after eating a full box of Faber-Castells in one of her many office attempts at self-harm. We may never know the truth.

What do we know? That THIS is a spanker of a question. Is Australia Racist? Or, better: can we Make Australia Racister Again? #MARA

Important White Australians consider such questions today, as they are legally obliged to do. They will soon Start the Conversation on breakfast television, they will next Raise Awareness on Q&A and in time will make the very prudent choice of Steve Honk if You Heart Ethno-nationalism Bannon for moderator in chief.

Sure. You may not agree with Steves efficient and colossal distribution of explicitly racist lies about the Blacks, the...

13:20

Cher Hints At An Appearance On RuPauls Drag Race "IndyWatch Feed Seq.art"

Cher has hinted she could be set for an appearance on RuPauls Drag Race. Last season, the drag TV juggernaut paid tribute to the gay icon with a musical challenge where the queens each sang live in a performance of Cher: The Unauthorized Rusical. And in a new interview with Attitude magazine, Cher has teased ...

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12:49

The Sushi Predicament "IndyWatch Feed National"

The plates circulated like a runway at fashion week, except instead of haute couture, the models were dressed in shades of raw fish, and instead of leggy models, they were small balls of rice. I imagine I felt the same way at this Shinjuku sushi restaurant as I would have at a high-end fashion show, which is, to say, completely out of my depth.

After deciding to start with something relatively safe, I eyed off what looked like salmon nigiri and snatched it off the belt. I cracked the chopsticks, doused the salmon in soy sauce, popped the little sucker in my mouth ichi, ni, san. The salmon sashimi was not as thinly sliced as I expected. My teeth sank slowly through the jelly-like texture of the raw meat and at the same time, my heart sank as well. My mind flashed back to before I boarded the plane, to the countless conversations Id had with friends, family and colleagues, which usually went along the lines of:

Oh, Japan, hey? Where are you staying? theyd ask.

Ill be in Tokyo most of the time.

What are you looking forward to the most? they would often counter.

The food! I would reply enthusiastically.

Now, as I gingerly chewed my nigiri, I realised that maybe Id overestimated my status as a foodie. When it came time to swallow, I had to fight my gag reflex to get the mouthful of slimy salmon and rice down my esophagus. My problem, then, was the second piece of fish on the small plate in front of me.  

I looked around at the rest of my friends, who seemed to be enjoying their meal much more than I was. Not wanting to be the wimpy one, I steeled myself, picked up my chopsticks and unceremoniously shoved the second piece of nigiri into my mouth, chomping and swallowing as quickly as possible, fighting the urge to gag on the taste and texture of the meat.

I watched the plates revolve. In Australia, a sushi train-style restaurant catered to a Western palette, with crispy chicken and avocado, tuna and mayo, and teriyaki beef. Meanwhile, here in an actual Japanese sushi restaurant in Tokyo...

10:09

Brisbane Pride Festival Headliner Anthony Callea Talks New Music And Loyal Fans "IndyWatch Feed Seq.art"

Anthony Callea first burst onto the national stage on Australian Idol in 2004 and since his debut hes forged an enviable career spanning fourteen years. Hell return to Brisbane to headline this years Brisbane Pride Festival Fair Day and sat down for a chat with Michael James on the Gold Coast stop of his recent ...

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