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Friday, 29 July

04:02

Indian Country Headline News: Donald Trump and Federal Indian Policy: ‘They Don’t Look Like Indians to Me’ "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

In 1993, Donald Trump appeared before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources to offe...

Indian Country Headline News: Raina Thiele: Native Youth Advocate Praises Obama Administration "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Earlier this month, Raina Thiele, Dena’ina Athabascan and Yup’ik, eft a top-level job at the White House t...

The Watchers » Latest articles: WMO's ENSO Update: Weak La Niña may develop "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A La Niña event may develop in the third quarter of this year, but it is likely to be weak, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported in its ENSO Update published July 28, 2016. The event is not expected to match up to the moderate to strong La...... Read more »

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The Watchers » Latest articles: Jupiter’s Great Red Spot heats planet’s upper atmosphere "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Researchers from Boston University's (BU) Center for Space Physics report that Jupiter's Great Red Spot may provide the mysterious source of energy required to heat the planet's upper atmosphere to the unusually high values observed. The work, led by Dr...... Read more »

Conservation news: Amid epic drought, villagers bitter over Zimbabwean ethanol plant "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]yben Minyizeya’s homestead in Chisumbanje in eastern Zimbabwe resembles a dumpsite for disused tractors and other agricultural equipment. The broken and rusty machinery reminds him of the good old farming days. In this farming community near the border with Mozambique, it is sizzling hot in summer. Baobab, acacia, and mopani trees are sparsely scattered around the area, part of Manicaland province’s lowveld grassland ecosystem. Until recently, Chisumbanje had thriving cotton and maize farms that sustained many households. During harvesting time each year trucks carrying bales of cotton shuttled between Chisumbanje and ginneries in the city of Mutare 230 kilometers to the north. But the cotton trucks have been replaced by trucks ferrying sugarcane and ethanol, and some of the cotton fields have been turned into sugarcane plantations to feed a giant ethanol plant that became operational in 2011. Since then the livelihood of local people, already thin, has become dire. Community members offer a litany of complaints against Green Fuel, the company that owns the plant. They say the company has grabbed land and displaced families without compensation, polluted water supplies, impounded livestock, and failed to pay its workers. Things have gotten so bad, they allege, that some women have been forced to exchange sex for access to land. The villagers’ plight has been worsened by the current El Niño-induced drought wreaking havoc on the country, which has killed most of their livestock, wiping out their main remaining source of income. “I lost my land to Green Fuel. And my…

Conservation news: “Carbon farming” good for the climate, farmers, and biodiversity "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Conversations that involve lowering the amount of carbon in the atmosphere by agricultural means rarely include the sort of techniques championed by award-winning author, Yale University lecturer, and Project Drawdown senior fellow Eric Toensmeier, but his new book, The Carbon Farming Solution, suggests that their popularity could be on the rise. By one estimate, a billion farmers worldwide are already practicing agroforestry, one method of “carbon farming." Beside carbon sequestration, such techniques can also boost food production, biodiversity, water quality, and more. Toensmeier recently answered Mongabay’s questions about it during a wide-ranging conversation. AN INTERVIEW WITH ERIC TOENSMEIER Mongabay.com: As a climate solution, what does “carbon farming” offer? Toensmeier: In order to avoid catastrophic climate change we need to return to 350 ppm of atmospheric carbon dioxide or below. Even if we stopped all emissions today, that would leave us stranded at over 400 ppm, well beyond the tipping point and on our way to a point of no return. So we need to remove the excess carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and store or "sequester" it somewhere safe. Reforestation is one great way to do that, but the need for farmland to feed humanity means that we can't reforest enough to do the job. In fact, the total amount of storage capacity available in soil and biomass is much less than the amount of fossil fuel remaining underground. So only with an aggressive plan to reduce emissions and aggressive implementation of reforestation and carbon farming can we mitigate climate change to a safe…

Conservation news: Rio Olympic organizers fail to meet all environmental goals "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

[caption id="attachment_187858" align="alignnone" width="768"] Though beautiful from above, Guanabara Bay is a dumping ground for raw sewage, hospital waste, trash, and a breeding ground of viruses, bacteria and fecal coliforms. Photo by Halley Pacheco de Oliveira licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license[/caption] [dropcap type="3"]W[/dropcap]hen Rio de Janeiro won the bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games — set to begin on August 5th — the Brazilian government committed itself to cleaning up the city’s notoriously dirty waters as part of its Olympics legacy. These goals were institutionalized in the Responsibility Matrix, a document that gathers together commitments made by the federal, state, and municipal governments presented to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). That was in 2009. Seven years and US$10 billion later, both the state and city have announced that they won't meet any of their environmental goals. As a result, Rio’s waterways — including bays and lagoons that will host Olympic sailing and swimming events — contain a foul soup of trash, raw sewage, hospital waste, and even super bacteria. The opportunity to improve the quality of Rio's waters, and therefore the population's quality of life, was squandered, critics say, due to a mix of government and business inefficiency, excessive bureaucracy, and possibly, acts of corruption. Rio's problems, however, are not limited to the environmental arena. In June, the interim governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Francisco Dornelles, declared “a state of calamity” over finances. He announced that unless the federal government…

03:42

The Ecologist: Australian Climate Sceptics Challenge Clean Energy Plan "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has handed the environment portfolio to the energy minister in an attempt to calm climate sceptics. But will it work? Ecologist writer Maxine Newlands reports.

03:32

Apple hires BlackBerry talent as it focuses on self-driving software The LoopThe Loop

The initiative is now prioritizing the development of an autonomous driving system, though it’s not abandoning efforts to designing Apple’s own vehicle. That leaves options open should the company eventually decide to partner with or acquire an established car maker, rather than building a car itself. An Apple spokesman declined to comment.

This is an option Shawn King has repeatedly said since rumors of an Apple car began. It’s certainly an appealing alternative for Apple if they could sell their software to car companies around the world.

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02:59

This Activist’s Artwork Speaks Volumes About Present-Day Society [Must See] True Activist

Credit: Credit: Pawel Kuczynski

Chances are, you’ve seen Pawel Kuczynski’s works before. And if you haven’t, it’s time to get caught up. The Polish illustrator’s unique artwork cleverly portrays today’s social, political and cultural reality and, for understandable reasons, has made rounds on the internet more than once.

The colorful creations seem almost funny at first glance, but upon further inspection, convey what might be considered to be uncomfortable truths.

If you’ve liked ‘35 Surreal Illustrations That Will Make You Question The ‘Normalcy’ Of Society,‘ you’re bound to like Kuczynski’s works.

Born in 1976, Pawel is a graduate of Fine Arts Academy in Poznan. Only in 2004 did the artist begin drawing satirical illustrations. So far, however, he has been “rewarded with 92 prizes and distinctions according to Bored Panda. 

Following are 26 of his illustrations. Can you tell what messages he hopes to convey? 

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02:48

Apple to open World Trade Center retail store The LoopThe Loop

The tech titan plans to open an Apple Store in the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, according to Jason Barlia, head of Apple’s marketing for New York stores. He spoke at the opening of Apple’s first Brooklyn store.

∞ Read this on The Loop

02:44

Apple’s hard-nosed negotiating tactics in television The LoopThe Loop

According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple started talking with the Walt Disney Company in early 2015 about getting Disney-owned content onto its then-planned streaming television service, but Apple executives, iTunes chief Eddy Cue in particular, made demands networks were not prepared to meet.

It makes it sound as though Eddy’s tough tactics are holding Apple back from this market. I don’t buy this at all. Remember, Eddy negotiated music for the iTunes store, which is incredibly popular. We want Eddy to be tough when negotiating deals that we’ll end up paying for, either in purchasing content or subscriptions.

Keep being tough Eddy, we’ll wait for a good deal that we’re willing to pay for.

∞ Read this on The Loop

02:36

CHANGING TIMES: Rescue team in Sumatra confiscates another orangutan kept as a pet "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Sule

After two months attempting to rescue a young male orangutan in the province of Aceh in Indonesia, a team from the Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) along with the wildlife trade monitoring group Scorpion Indonesia, the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) in Aceh, and the south Aceh police have succeeded in confiscating the primate.

The orangutan, named Sule, had been kept illegally by a family in Aceh Barat Daya. When the rescue team arrived in early June to confiscate Sule, the owner refused to hand him over, and took the primate away and hid him.

Sule’s owner physically attacked the rescue team, and one of her relatives kicked a police officer in the chest. BKSDA Aceh and the OIC then reported the case to police in south Aceh and urged prosecution.

Yesterday (Thursday), Sule was finally found after the police and the team from BKSDA Aceh went to the owner’s house with a warrant for confiscation of the orangutan and prosecution of the owner.

The owner then allowed BKSDA Aceh and the police to take the orangutan. The police will now begin proceedings for a possible prosecution.

Sule, who is thought to be about eight years old, is now in safe hands and is on his way to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) quarantine centre in Batu Mbelin, North Sumatra.

OIC director Panut Hadisiswoyo said police had taken the owner’s details and she would now be interrogated.

“If the case goes to court, this will be the first time in Indonesia that someone is prosecuted for illegally keeping an orangutan as a pet.”

Orangutan traffickers have been prosecuted in the past, but usually no legal action is taken after the confiscation of a primate kept as a pet.

Sule’s owner f...

02:18

The most popular product of all time The LoopThe Loop

When you look at the other products, the iPhone is absolutely amazing.

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02:16

A celebration of trailblazing women in science The LoopThe Loop

Woven throughout the micro-biographies are visual factoids like a timeline of notable events in the history of women in science, statistics about the alarming gender gap in STEM fields, and a visual taxonomy of lab tools.

∞ Read this on The Loop

01:59

Mercedes criticized for self-driving car ads The LoopThe Loop

Mercedes-Benz has defended an advertising campaign for its new E-Class against allegations that consumers were being misled about the car’s self-driving capabilities, the latest backlash by consumer groups in the wake of a fatal Tesla accident.

People need to understand that they are responsible for the vehicle at all times. If they can’t grasp that simple concept, they shouldn’t be driving in the first place.

∞ Read this on The Loop

01:11

∞ Steve Jobs: “All the work that I have done in my life will be obsolete by the time I’m 50” The LoopThe Loop

[VIDEO] Steve Jobs, in a documentary filmed in 1994. See the main post for the video.

01:04

Wi-Fi Calling can kill iPhone battery life – Here’s how to fix it The LoopThe Loop

Mac Kung Fu:

I switched to an iPhone SE a few days ago and, while I’m happy with the diminutive device, I’ve been a little worried to see battery life draining incredibly quickly. I would take the device off charge and after an hour of non-use the battery would be down to 90%. A full working day’s standby brought it down to 10%. This was very odd because all the reviews said that iPhone SE had superb battery life, and perhaps even better than the iPhone 6S.

I removed various apps that Settings > Battery reported were eating juice. Gone were the news apps I had installed that fed me news flash notifications. However, battery life was STILL gobbled-up. I eventually realized the bad guy in the picture was the Wi-Fi Calling feature. Back into the Settings app I went, and tapped Phone > Wi-Fi Calling, and disabled it.

It was a miraculous fix. The battery percentage figure now barely changes across an hour of non-use.

I use Wi-Fi calling all the time and I’ve never noticed a problem with battery life. I say this not to cast doubt on the article (or anyone else’s experience) but to wonder if there’s another factor being missed, something that makes some iPhones drain their batteries and not impact others.

Nonetheless, I did find this an interesting read.

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00:52

∞ Angela Ahrendts’ stock sale, and some Apple financial docs to learn from The LoopThe Loop

Once a quarter, Apple posts their financial results, a major quarterly milestone. Lots is written about the earnings call, but if these sorts of numbers interest you, it’s worth spending a few minutes on Apple’s official Investor Relations SEC filings page.

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00:32

Apple patents Digital Crown mechanism for iPad The LoopThe Loop

Patently Apple:

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals that Jony Ive and his team have considered expanding the Apple Watch’s digital crown to other iOS devices such as the iPad. Apple notes that the digital crown could be used as a volume controller or locking the touch screen, turning on the touch screen, taking a picture, resizing text and other actions.

This is an interesting choice. The digital crown is effective for sliding back and forth through a list or set of settings. The trick is to connect the digital crown to a specific element in the user interface.

[…]

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00:04

Wake Up World: The Metabolic Model of Cancer: How Nutrition and Diet Influences Cancer "IndyWatch Feed National"

29th July 2016 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Guest writer for Wake Up World Is it possible that chromosomal damage is simply a marker for cancer and not the actual cause of the disease? Compelling evidence suggests this is the case, and in the featured lecture, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gary Fettke reviews some of this evidence. ...Continue Reading - The Metabolic Model of Cancer: How Nutrition and Diet Influences Cancer
 
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Wake Up World: Do We Really Practice Yoga In The West? "IndyWatch Feed National"

29th July 2016 By Dr. Itai Ivtzan Guest Writer for Wake Up World Yoga is one of the most prominent well-being practices today. Even if you are not currently practicing, or have not practiced in the past, you have probably thought about joining a Yoga class. In the US alone, it is a market that is ...Continue Reading - Do We Really Practice Yoga In The West?
 
 

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Thursday, 28 July

23:56

∞ How long did it take to sell 1 million iPhones? 100 million? 500 million? The LoopThe Loop

I did a little digging and here are some numbers:

  • The iPhone first went on sale on June 29, 2007. That’s day 0.

  • The millionth iPhone sold just 74 days later, on September 10, 2007.

[…]

23:54

The Counter Jihad Report: 5 Things to Learn from the Latest 3 Jihadist Attacks in Germany "IndyWatch Feed War"

It is okay to wonder when the madness will end, but it is not okay to do nothing about it. CounterJihad, by Immanuel Al-Manteeqi, July 28, 2016: The past few days have been pretty rough for Germans, who witnessed a … Continue reading

23:54

Bill Still: Still Report #1074 – Russia Obligated to Return Emails by Treaty "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

for Patreon: bit.ly/SupportStill To make a One-time donation: bit.ly/StillReportDonation This morning, Donald Trump asked Russia – or any other nation – who may have hacked Hillary Clinton’s illegal home server and acquired the 30,000 emails she destroyed in clear violation of the Federal Records Act – to please return them to the FBI for further investigation. The Democrats – after having seen the LA Times/USC daily tracking poll – are going into panic mode. They twisted Trump’s words and got their mouthpieces in the MSM to do the same, claiming that Trump had really encouraged Russia to hack into Clinton’s server and get the emails. And then they claimed this constituted a treasonous act on the part of Trump. Three small facts here. Fact #1: Hillary’s illegal servers no longer exist as working servers. They have been removed from Hillary’s basement and disassembled, the disks removed for deep forensic analysis in FBI Headquarters. So Trump can’t encourage hacking something that does not exist! Small Fact #2: What Trump really said in essence was; if you have the missing emails, please cough them up. He did not even courage hacking anyone, anywhere. This is yet another Clinton lie. Small Fact #3: Russia is obligated by treaty to turn over the emails because whether or not they show any further wrongdoing – and you have to figure that they do – no matter what, they constitute 30,000 serious violations of the Federal Records Act of the United States. Here is the synopsis cover page of this treaty existing on Congress.gov. It is Treaty Document 106-22. Title: “Treaty with Russia on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters”, signed on June 17, 1999. Here is the synopsis of the text: “The Treaty provides for a broad range of cooperation in criminal matters. Mutual assistance available under the Treaty includes obtaining the testimony or statements of persons; providing documents, records and other items; [etc., etc;] and any other form of legal assistance not......

23:53

CHANGING TIMES: Drainage of peatlands for plantations ‘cannot be sustainable’, report states "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Harvesting of Acacia on a drained peatland © Marcel SilviusA new policy brief published today (Thursday) by Wetlands International and Tropenbos International rejects claims that the drainage of peatlands for plantations can be sustainable.

In the new report, the two organisations call for a thorough, science-based approach to peatland management instead of policies and management models that do not give sufficient consideration to the issue of peatland subsidence.

The drainage of peatland was a major cause of the forest fires that raged through vast areas of Sumatra and Kalimantan last year, causing choking pollution in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Thousands of hectares of forest were destroyed, there were fatalities, and at least half a million people suffered from respiratory illnesses.

Last year’s fires were described by conservation scientist Erik Meijaard as “probably the biggest global environmental disaster of the 21st century”. They were exacerbated by the effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon, which caused a prolonged dry season in Indonesia.

Most of the fires were on peatland. Once dried out, the peat is extremely inflammable. The fires burn underground and are very hard to extinguish.

12166819_182709265396386_718531337_nThe Sabangau forest in Central Kalimantan.

In response to last year’s disa...

23:50

The Daily Coin: “Free Speech Cage” At DNC – A Pathetic Image Of Modern American Freedom "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

image/youtube screen grabTDC Note – What has happened to our once proud Republic? #### Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress…

23:43

Veterans Today: Russia and Syria launch large-scale humanitarian op for Aleppo residents - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - Despite the key contribution that the Russian air wing has made, I think the post analysis will show that they reduced the air contingent too soon at the critical time, and lost a lot of the momentum it had gained.

23:43

Hang The Bankers: The Real Reasons Gambling is Banned in the USA "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Casino gaming is popular all over the world. Adult people should be able to engage in all sorts of activities as long as they don’t harm others, that’s completely in accordance with the basic notion of freedom. Nowadays we have online and mobile casinos and people no longer need to travel, often for hours, in …

23:42

Fire Earth: VLS Simulations – Layers: Time (Vestiges) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ Members Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Layers: Time Part XXIX of the VLS Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS. Day 32 – Thursday, July 28, 2016 @ 17:03UTC – Layers: Time (Vestiges) Filed under: News Alert Tagged: BEACONS, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Science Conference, Time, VLS Simulations

23:40

Project Syndicate RSS-Feed: The Real Roots of Populism "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Precisely because populism – whether leftist or rightist – is ugly, menacing, and destructive, its growing strength calls for nuanced explanation. A weak grasp of causes would lead to poorly conceived solutions – at which point populism truly would be unstoppable.

23:39

Bill Still: Still Report #1072 – The Hypocrisy of Dems in Convention "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

for Patreon: bit.ly/SupportStill To make a One-time donation: bit.ly/StillReportDonation Good morning, I’m still reporting on politics. Rampant hypocrisy was on full display the first night of the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, starting with the remarks by Michelle Obama. [insert] Then Tucker Carlson, who covered Day 1 of the convention stepped in with his uncompromisingly straight talk. Carlson, is the co-founder and editor in chief of “The Daily Caller” and probably the most promising rising news commentator in the nation. [insert] I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.

23:39

TRUNEWS: Will IRS investigate Australia’s donations to Clinton Foundation?> "IndyWatch Feed War"

IRS investigators should dig into the millions of dollars of unresolved reporting disparities on exactly how much money Australian government agencies shoveled into the Clinton Foundation, Republican

23:32

The Watchers » Latest articles: Active volcanoes in the world: July 20 - 26, 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Between July 22 and 26, 2016, new activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes. Ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/unrest: Chikurachki, Paramushir Island (Russia), Chirpoi, Kuril Islands (Russia), Kilauea, Hawaiian...... Read more »

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The Watchers » Latest articles: Tropopause cooling a part of natural decadal cycle "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The cooling trend observed in the late 20th century at the transition between the troposphere and stratosphere at an altitude of about 15 kilometers is usually believed to be caused by human influences. Now, climate scientists from Kiel And Bergen (Norway) have...... Read more »

23:31

OpEdNews: A Troll For All Seasons Part 87, The Red Menace - or how Trump trolls the media and they fall for it every time. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Currently establishment media all in a tizzy over Trump asking Russia to see if they can find Hillary's missing emails. As usual they miss the point. It was really Trump doing what Trump does...Trolling. That is his thing and that is why he gets so much support.

23:30

The Big Picture: How do people really feel about the economy? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How do people really feel about the economy?
Ben S. Bernanke
Brookings, June 30, 2016

 

Note: this was published last month, prior to either the GOP or DEM conventions.

 

mallPolitical outsiders have had quite a good year in the United States (and elsewhere), and many pundits have attributed their success to voters’ profound dissatisfaction with the economy. Certainly there is plenty to be dissatisfied about, including growing inequality of income and wealth and stagnation in real wages. But there are positives as well, including an improving labor market, low inflation, and low gasoline prices. How do people really feel about the U.S. economy?

This post will not tackle the substance of Americans’ worries about the economy but instead highlights a puzzle arising from pollsters’ efforts to quantify those worries. I’ll show that, when Americans are asked specifically about the economy, in an apolitical context, they are for the most part not nearly as pessimistic as the conventional wisdom would have it. Instead, they answer more or less as they have done in the past at a similar stage of the business cycle. But, at the same time, when asked more generally about the way things are going in the United States, or about whether the country is going in the right direction, a strong majority gives downbeat answers, to an extent that is quite different from how they have responded in the past. Understanding the divergence between the replies to these two types of surveys is important, and I end the post with a few thoughts on possible reasons.

Surveys of consumer “sentiment” or “confidence,”...

23:30

The Daily Coin: Frankincense oil kills cancer cells while boosting the immune system, studies show "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

image/naturalnews.comby: David Gutierrez Frankincense is a powerful medicinal oil that can not only boost the immune system but also kill cancer cells, a number of studies have shown. One of the most significant recent studies was conducted by researchers from the University of Leicester, England, in 2013. The researchers found that the naturally occurring frankincense compound acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic…

23:30

The Wire: Assam Flood Situation Remains Grim; Assembly Suspended for Two Days "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The army, and personnel from the national and state disaster response forces have been called in to assist the ongoing relief and rescue operations.

A flood affected family travel on a boat to a safer area. Credit: PTI

A flood affected family travel on a boat to a safer area. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: The flood situation in Assam continues to be grim, leading the state assembly to suspend its budget session on Thursday for two days so that legislators are able to visit the affected areas to take stock of the situation and intensify the necessary relief and rescue operations.

According to a statement made by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the assembly on Wednesday, the ongoing floods have so far claimed 12 lives and affected over 16 lakh affected people. The death toll rose to 13 on Thursday.

As per official statistics, more than 1.3 lakh people have been shifted to relief camps spread across the 21 districts of the state. The state administration has called in the army, and personnel from the national and state disaster response forces to assist the ongoing relief and rescue operations.

Sonowal’s constituency, the riverine island Majuli, is one of the worst affected. As per reports in the local media, over 1.2 lakh people residing in more than 150 villages of the island have been affected by the floods. As many as seven satras (the Vaishnava monasteries situated in the island) are reportedly submerged under water.

Surrounded by the Brahmaputra, Majuli faces floods every year. However, this time, t...

23:30

TRUNEWS: Wikileaks banner steals DNC show from Kaine> "IndyWatch Feed War"

Democrats unfurled a massive banner that read “Election Fraud, #Wikileaks” as vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine took the stage Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention. The

23:26

World Truth.TV: Anonymous Hackers Take 9 Rothschild Central Banks Offline "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The Anonymous campaign against the global banking cartel, OpIcarus: Shut Down The Banks, is gaining momentum as nine Rothschild owned central banks were taken offline after the hacking collective identified  Full Article »

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23:26

The Sleuth Journal: Full Documentary: Clinton Cash (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Clinton Cash

Clinton Cash, is a feature documentary based on the Peter Schweizer book that the New York Times hailed as “The most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle.”

Clinton Cash investigates how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being “dead broke” after leaving the White House to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with over $2 billion in donations to their foundation.

The post Full Documentary: Clinton Cash (VIDEO) appeared first on The Sleuth Journal.

23:25

Veterans Today: Syrian War Report – July 28, 2016: Major Gains of Pro-Government Forces in Aleppo - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

…from SouthFront Heavy clashes are ongoing in and near Aleppo city as pro-government forces are tightening the siege of its militant-controlled areas. On July 27, the Fateh Halab militant group launched an advance on the Kurdish controlled neighborhood of Aleppo city, Sheikh Maqsood. The Fateh Halab advance was supported by heavy artillery fire from the […]

23:25

Bill Still: Still Report #1073 – New LA Times Poll – Trump 47 to 40 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

for Patreon: bit.ly/SupportStill To make a One-time donation: bit.ly/StillReportDonation A new USC/LA Times poll shows not only Donald Trump leading, but pulling away from Hillary Clinton by 2 percentage points a day! The great thing about this LA Times poll is it is a national daily tracking poll, and includes a day-by-day graph from July 10 to yesterday, July 26. Trump is the red line and Clinton the blue line. Yesterday, Trump was at 47% and Clinton was at 40. Trump went up at least one point from the previous day as Clinton dropped by a point. Remember, this includes the first day of the Democratic convention. She should be going up, not down. Another interesting factor is that these daily moves do not represent only the raw vote from that day; they are the weighted averages of all responses in the last 7 days. So if it shows Trump going up one point, that means the raw, one-day increase is actually more. Ok, now, last factor. Notice the gray area. According to the pollsters: “The gray band is a ‘95-percent confidence interval’. Figures lying outside the gray band mean that we are at least 95% confident that the candidate with the highest percentage will win the popular vote.” In other words, once Trump’s red diamonds go above the gray confidence area, there is a 95% chance that he is unstoppable. I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.

23:25

TRUNEWS: Obama rallies support for Clinton at DNC> "IndyWatch Feed War"

President Barack Obama painted an optimistic picture of America’s future and offered full-throated support for Hillary Clinton’s bid to defeat Republican Donald Trump in a speech that electrified

23:22

Alternative News Network: Nintendo Co., Ltd: This Is How to Profit from Pokémon Go "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Alessandro Bruno, BA, MA

Pokémon Go Has Saved Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (OTMKTS:NTDOY), after years of disappointing results, has doubled its value in two weeks. The reason for this success, which has allowed Nintendo to surpass Sony, is the augmented reality (AR) “Pokémon Go” game.

The Pokémon Go app has transformed Nintendo itself since July 6, when the game was released as a mobile app for “iOS” and “Android” devices. Since then, Pokémon Go has become more than a global craze; it’s turned out to be an instant cultural phenomenon.

The game consists of.

The post Nintendo Co., Ltd: This Is How to Profit from Pokémon Go appeared first on Profit Confidential.

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23:21

Freedom Outpost: Massive Delegate Walkout from DNC after Roll Call Vote, Protesters Shout DNC Stole Their Votes [videos] "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

UNITED STATES - JULY 26: Bernie Sanders delegates and supporters stage a walk out and protest at the media tents outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

UNITED STATES - JULY 26: Bernie Sanders delegates and supporters stage a walk out and protest at the media tents outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Hundreds of Democratic delegates stormed out of the DNC, some in silent protest, after the Roll Call vote was taken last night at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.

The convention emptied pretty fast after delegates from Maine, Idaho, Alaska, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Montana, and California started pouring out. And even more followed.

Outside, protesters continued to shout, again, that their votes were stolen. And again, they shouted from BEHIND A FENCE that the DNC erected to keep them out.

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The Corbett Report: Interview 1196 – New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2016-07-28%20James%20Evan%20Pilato.mp3"][/audio]This week on the New World Next Week: Tor nodes found spying on users; spying smart bulbs can be hacked; and police 3D print a dead man's finger to unlock his fondleslab.

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: Syrian War Report – July 28, 2016: Major Gains of Pro-Government Forces in Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The Wire: India is Arnab and Arnab is India "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

No cause so lends itself to vast, horrific violence as Nationalism. The way he conducts his debates, and the fact that the channel Goswami runs is entirely moulded to a personality cult, all point to an unhappy state of affairs for India’s future.

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No man misbehaves on television as much as Arnab Goswami does, and still gains popularity with each of his Newshour episodes.

It’s as if the urban middle class is waiting for Goswami to make his appearance at the appointed hour, so it can sit back and watch murder by means of  motorised mouths.

On July 24, Goswami, perhaps carried away by the heat of the moment, accused another TV anchor, Barkha Dutt, of connections with Hafiz Saeed – leader of the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, a terrorist organisation based in Pakistan – and recommended the gagging of the ‘anti-national’ media, of which presumably Dutt and others are active members.

Goswami is a nationalist. He avows his love for India almost every night. This is the a priori position he approaches his debates from.

That’s the chief reason why, in Goswami’s mind, he is already right before a debate begins. And it is guaranteed to end that way. Goswami emerges from each evening, more victorious and more righteous.The debates predictably end in his victory. Why, because  “we know we are in the right, and you are in the wrong,” as he puts it.

The trouble is millions of Indians like Goswami to be triumphant. He fulfils their aspirations. Goswami refers to himself and his viewers as “We”, meaning India. He is the spokesman of the nation.  Goswami in his vishwaro...

23:15

Freedom Outpost: Payback: This Is WHY Vladimir Putin Wants To Take Hillary Down: “His Chance For Getting Even” "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Following the release of 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails by Wikileaks, there’s been much ado about the source of the hack. Behind the release is a mysterious figure known only as Guccifer 2.0. It’s been said he is Romanian, but U.S. intelligence officials claim that the technology used to compromise DNC systems included Russian language hacking tools.

The DNC, Clinton campaign and even President Obama are implying that Vladimir Putin is behind the hack and subsequent release of documents. The Kremlin has dismissed the allegations as absurd.

Russia has maintained that their long-standing policy is not to meddle in the elections of other countries. Of course, there are exceptions, and as the following report from Time Magazine suggests, Vladimir Putin has every reason to take down Hillary.

It’s payback time and Putin may well be taking this opportunity to make good on a personal vendetta.

In December 2...

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TRUNEWS: After Japan stimulus, Fed weighs rate hike> "IndyWatch Feed War"

The dollar took its biggest tumble in almost two months on Thursday and stocks fell from nine-month highs as cautious sounds from the Fed left focus firmly on Japan’s next round of money-printing

23:13

Bill Still: Still Report #1064 - Malik Obama Will Vote Trump "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

for Patreon: bit.ly/SupportStill To make a One-time donation: bit.ly/StillReportDonation President Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Donald Trump in November. Malik was President Obama’s best man, but now the longtime Democrat now says he has been deeply disappointed by his brother’s leadership. According to a story in the New York Post, this morning, Obama decided to switch parties to vote for Trump when FBI Director James Comey decided to lay out the case against Hillary Clinton, but then failed recommend her indictment and prosecution. The Post spoke to Obama from his village of Kogelo in Western Kenya, about 10 miles from massive Lake Victoria. He said of Clinton: “She should have known better as the custodian of classified information.” Malik is also upset with his brother and Hillary Clinton for having Libyan leader, Moammar Khadafy killed, whom he called one of his best friends. “I still feel that getting rid of Khadafy didn’t make things any better in Libya,” he said. “My brother and the secretary of state disappointed me in that regard.” Obama plans to return to the US to vote for Trump in November. He is still registered to vote in Maryland, where he worked as an accountant for many years. I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.

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The Daily Coin: You’re Likely Committing a Crime Right Now "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

King-World-News-Paul-Craig-Roberts-A-Terrifying-Look-At-Life-Inside-The-Matrix-Of-Government-Lies-Manipulation-And-Murder-1728x800_cDo you own a dog? You could face six months in federal prison If you walk it on federal lands on a leash longer than six feet in length. Do you have a bank account? If you deposit or withdraw more than $10,000 in cash over multiple transactions, you could be imprisoned for up to five…

23:10

Freedom Outpost: Democrats Caught Mocking America: Don’t Apologize, Blame Putin "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Over the weekend the Democrat Party was humiliated by the release of a treasure trove of internal DNC emails from the folks at WikiLeaks. The emails uncovered the fact Democrats were corrupt, racist, lying scoundrels (something most of us already knew) and that they have been in bed with the media to destroy Bernie and the Republicans since before Clinton even announced her candidacy.

To combat the deluge of negative attention to their obviously heinous behavior, the DNC has taken to arguing that Vladimir Putin and the evil Russians are behind the leaks because they want Donald Trump to win (and that can’t be good). I could buy that. I could see Putin messing with Hillary and attempting to influence the A...

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TRUNEWS: Assad tighten noose around ISIS in Aleppo > "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syrian pro-government forces tightened their grip around Aleppo on Thursday, and the governor of the area said they would open corridors for civilians to escape the besieged, rebel-held districts of

23:07

Freedom Outpost: Muslims Infiltrate The Government Of Nigeria, Use State Funds To Slaughter Christians "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Muslims have infiltrated the Nigerian government and are using state funds to slaughter thousands of Christians. In the year 2015 alone, Muslim terrorists in Nigeria slaughtered 4,028 Christians. I did a whole video on this:

According to one report:

Bloodshed could result after allegations of state-sanctioned persecution of Nigerian Christians surfaced, the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has warned.

Intersociety’s warning of a potential bloodshed comes after Open Doors chief executive officer Lisa Pearce alleged that Nigeria’s political elite are helping the terror group Boko Haram and the Muslim Fulani herdsmen in persecuting Christians. In its report, the persecution watchdog said religion-motivated attacks almost doubled last year in the northern region, News 24 details.

According to Open Doors, 4,028 Christians were killed and there were 198 church...

23:06

Alternative News Network: Facebook Inc: These Indicators Say There’s More Upside for FB Stock "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Patrick Brik BAS

FB Stock: The Trend Is Your Friend
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stock may be on the trend upward now, but it hasn’t always been a stellar-performing investment…

In 2012, Facebook shares first went public. The demand from retail investors overwhelmed the exchanges and caused a fiasco. Investors’ first taste of FB stock left a foul aftertaste. The returns that followed were subpar to say the least. If you managed to purchase shares on the day Facebook went public, you likely experienced a paper loss of 61% from peak to trough.

The pain associated with a losing.

The post Facebook Inc: These Indicators Say There’s More Upside for FB Stock appeared first on Profit Confidential.

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23:02

Freedom Outpost: Protesters Rage Against the DNC: “Hillary Didn’t Get the Nomination. The Nomination Was Stolen” "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Corruption is officially “in” at the DNC, as Hillary Clinton has secured her place on the Democratic party ticket, despite a huge wave of discontent at the convention among dissatisfied and outraged Bernie delegates and supporters.

For many, Bernie Sanders put the final nail in the coffin of any remaining illusions anyone should have about whether or not this is a “democratic” society. As a gesture towards his ‘unity’ deal with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders moved to suspend the convention rules and “select” Hillary on the basis of “acclamation” – in other words, a voice vote. For someone who drew a huge following vehemently campaigning against her, Bernie gone well out of his way to endorse and praise Hillary, but many of his followers aren’t about to follow him that far.

Regardless, it is now officially Hillar...

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disinformation: How Facebook ‘Accidentally’ Blocked DNC Email Leak Scandal "IndyWatch Feed World"

Once again, the impartiality of Facebook’s news feature is being called into question. This time, the social network claims it“accidentally” obstructed all links The post How Facebook ‘Accidentally’ Blocked DNC Email Leak Scandal appeared first on disinformation.

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23:00

ProPublica: Articles and Investigations: New Jersey Student Loan Agency to Staff: Don’t Tell Borrowers About Help Unless They Ask "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Some restaurants have secret menus, special items that you can only get if you know to ask. New Jersey’s student loan program has secret options, too — borrowers may be able to get help from the agency, but only if they know to ask.

New Jersey has the largest state-based student loan program in the country, with particularly stringent terms that can lead to financial ruin, as ProPublica and the New York Times recently detailed. The agency overseeing the program says it has a policy to help some families if the children who were supposed to benefit from the loans die.

But internal emails show that staffers at the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, or HESAA, have been instructed not to tell families that they may qualify for help unless they explicitly ask.

“Families of deceased borrowers (or surviving cosigners) must inquire if HESAA has a policy on loan forgiveness,” a supervising staffer wrote in an email to employees in May 2016. “We should not be volunteering this information.”

Similar instructions were sent out three years earlier. “Only ad...

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BNR: VIDEO: Must-See Morning Joe on Donald Trump Being ‘In League’ with Putin "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Donald Trump stunned the political world on July 27 by inviting Russian hackers to conduct espionage against the U.S. government. Joe Scarborough said Donald is “in league” with Putin. This BNR video captures the reaction to Donald’s dangerous and disqualifying remarks about Russia: And here’s an excellent Morning Joe segment on the issue of Donald’s apparent loyalty …

The post VIDEO: Must-See Morning Joe on Donald Trump Being ‘In League’ with Putin appeared first on BNR.

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Booman Tribune: Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

That may not have been the last great speech of his presidency, but I think it was surely the last great high-pressure political speech. He compiled a record for rising to the challenge in those situations that may be matchable, but it will never be exceeded. Barack Obama is the most clutch politician that any of us will ever see.

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Booman Tribune: Forget Pence, Putin is Now Trump's Running Mate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

At this point, we don’t know if WikiLeaks is planning on releasing more embarrassing and inconvenient emails or if all the emails that get dumped will be stolen from the Democrats. Perhaps some problematic Republican emails have been pilfered, too. What we do know, though, is that prominent Republicans are setting Hillary Clinton up to take the blame if more evidence of hacking takes place. Here’s RNC Chairman Reince Priebus talking on the Hugh Hewitt radio show:

Asked whether he expected some of Clinton’s personal emails to leak from her server, Priebus said, “Boy, I don’t know.”

“Certainly it seems like we hear these rumors that they have these emails,” he said, referring to hackers. “Quite frankly if it’s national security you don’t want to see that happening. Hillary Clinton put our country at grave risk, and hopefully we don’t get to the point where those are released. But her sloppiness could lead to something very bad.”

Of course, the DNC wasn’t using a server in Hillary Clinton’s house, and there’s no reason to believe that her emails have been hacked by the Russians. According the forensic investigation, there’s no evidence that they were, anyway. But Priebus wanted to blame her “sloppiness” for any future thefts regardless of where they were stolen from.

Reince also made a curious prediction to reporter Andrea Mitchell at the Democratic National Convention on Monday:

Reince said, “I believe that here are more emails coming. I think this is just the beginning. I don’t believe Wikileaks or these folks, whoever they are, simply released the emails all at once without more to come. I think there’s...

Booman Tribune: Bill O'Reilly's Weak Defense of Michelle Obama "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Fox News entertainer Bill O’Reilly told his audience that he fancies himself a history teacher. In that role, he took it upon himself to break the hard news that First Lady Michelle Obama wasn’t lying in her convention speech when she said that the White House was constructed by slaves. Yet, he knew that his history lesson would not go down easy since it sullies cherished notions of purity and national virtue, so he softened things on the edges.

For example, while he found evidence of “about 400 payments made to slave masters between 1795 and 1801” for contract work on the new Executive Mansion, he assured people that “free blacks, whites, and immigrants also worked on the massive building.” You see, the White House isn’t forever soiled if some of the nails were hammered by non-slaves, including some whites. As for the distinction between slaves, whites and immigrants, he explained that, too.

There were no illegal immigrants at that time. If you could make it here, you could stay here.

He did not explain how the nonimmigrant whites got here or if the Chinese built the railroads before or after the dinosaurs were raptured. Apparently, those lessons are only appropriate for Sunday School.

What he mainly wanted to impress upon people, though, was that things are not so dire as they might seem.

Slaves that worked there were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802. However, the feds did not forbid subcontractors from using slave labor. So, Michelle Obama is essentially correct in citing slaves as builders of the White House, but there were others working as well. Got it all? There will be a quiz.

By saying th...

22:59

wwlee4411: Socialism being played out. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Defiant Venezuelan opposition marches for recall vote http://f24.my/2a6vu0J

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22:58

wwlee4411: Understanding "IndyWatch Feed War"

France to form National Guard to counter terrorist threat, Hollande says http://f24.my/2a6DLlC

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22:57

Freedom Outpost: Muslim Man Attacks Indian Teen Girl And Tries To Rape Her At Knifepoint, She Wrestles The Knife Away And Castrates Him "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Islam is a cowardly religion without honor that advances itself by exploiting the weak, be they individuals or entire peoples. Muslims only attack when they think their target is unable to protect itself. They don’t expect non-Muslims to fight back, and when they do, they often are completely taken by surprise and lose, as was the case with this 17-year-old Indian girl, who wrestled the knife away from a Muslim man trying to rape her and used it to castrate him:

A 17-year-old Dalit girl bobbitised a man who allegedly attempted to rape her at knifepoint, police said today.

The incident took place last evening when the girl...

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wwlee4411: Terrorist identified "IndyWatch Feed War"

French investigators formally identify second church attacker http://f24.my/2a6iyIr

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22:55

Latest News: Oil Spills in the Sky "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Looking back at a 1997 Earth Island Journal report on pollution from the airline industry

22:54

TRUNEWS: French priest executioner’s accomplice also known terrorist> "IndyWatch Feed War"

The second teenager involved in the killing of a priest in a church in France this week was a 19-year-old who was known to security services as a potential Islamist militant, police and judicial

22:51

Fire Earth: Fire-Earth Alert: BBLF "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ Members FIRE-EARTH Alert: BBLF Details of the BBLF Alert are available from BEACONS. Filed under: News Alert Tagged: BBLF, BBLF Alert, BEACONS, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Alert

22:51

Freedom Outpost: Washington: Muslim Migrant Rapist of Grade-School Girl Jumps Bail, GETS ON PLANE TO DUBAI "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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This is a pattern. Like the Idaho case of a Muslim migrant gang raping a 5 year little girl, there is no justice. The Muslim rapists get special treatment, and the victim is victimized again and again by the authorities.

A Muslim migrant in Washington State repeatedly sexually attacked and raped a “grade school” girl. The reporter is not releasing her age – she must be terribly young. The rapist, Khalid Fathey was freed on his personal recognizance since being charged with the sex crimes in May 2015. Why didn’t the prosecutor withhold his passport. Of course, this savage bolted.

After Khalid Fathey was caught by the victim’s mother, Fathey called his imam, who had them sit down together with the girl’s parents, court documents said. Fathey admitted to the inappropriate touching but would not elaborate, documents said.

The girl’s mother fainted during the meeting, and police were...

22:50

The Daily Coin: Survival Navigation Tip: How To Estimate Distance "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

image/youtubeThis is a quick survival navigation tip that talks about how to estimate distance without a map while traveling in the mountains. It is not a specific tip and is based on having clear weather. But on a good clear day it is fairly accurate for estimation purposes. YT Comments jeffxl12 Thanks but now I…

22:48

Freedom Outpost: Trump Calls out Clinton for Lying About Globalist Trade Deal "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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There is a litany of reasons that I hope that we never see Hillary Clinton become POTUS. Besides the fact that she is pro-infanticide, pro-sodomite, and is on half of our enemies' charity list, she now wants to sell what remains of our manufacturing to the Pacific Rim...

22:48

TRUNEWS: China advances anti-missile system to counter THAAD> "IndyWatch Feed War"

China’s Defence Ministry confirmed on Thursday that it was pressing ahead with anti-missile system tests after pictures appeared on state television, amid anger at South Korea’s decision

22:45

Dear Kitty. Some blog: ‘Fallow deer killed illegally’ "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Fallow Deer Rut – The Bucks are Back in Town!

8 October 2013

Simon King watches the bucks strut their stuff in the New Forest in southern England, chasing the does and scrapping with their foes!

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

‘Licence to shoot fallow deer in Zeeland was illegal’

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Zeeland province should not have given permission for shooting fallow deer in two of Zeeland’s nature reserves. This the court decided today, writes regional broadcaster Omroep Zeeland.

According to the court of Zeeland and West-Brabant, the province has not proved that in the nature reserves Manteling Walcheren and Kop van Schouwen there actually are problems for the welfare of the animals in large populations. For other arguments of the provincial authorities there was insufficient evidence, according to the court.

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Fallow deer are a protected species. In principle, they should not be hunted. Provinces are allowed to grant exemptions for hunting, but that may only happen under certain condit...

22:44

Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show: The DNC Demontrates That Revolution Is Near "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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I think it is time to suspend my website and stop broadcasting my radio show. It would appear that I have been overreacting to my perception of a failed economy, a weakened military, a failed foreign policy, high unemployment, skyrocketing levels of corruption, and extreme violoent crime in America’s 50 largest cities. The following excerpt of Obama’s DNC speech highlights why I am chastizing myself for being overly pessimistic.

“After the worst recession in 80 years, we’ve fought our way back.  We’ve seen deficits come down, 401(k)s recover, an auto industry set new records, unemployment reach eight-year lows, and our businesses create 15 million new jobs.

After a century of trying, we declared that health care in America is not a privilege for a few, but a right for everybody.  After decades of talk, we finally began to wean ourselves off foreign oil, and doubled our production of clean energy.”

Democratic National Convention Day Three: Obama argues 'America is already great, America is already strong'

Obama told the DNC that “America is already strong.” This obviously meant that the country doesn’t need...

22:44

Signs of the Times: Syrian Army: Militants in Aleppo are trapped, it is time for them to surrender "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Syrian military claims to have closed the last kilometre gap in encirclement lines. The Syrian military has just issued a statementthat all remaining supply routes to the rebel forces in Aleppo have now been cut and that the rebels in eastern Aleppo are now completely surrounded. The Syrian military has called on the rebels in Aleppo in effect to surrender by offering them a choice between either handing in their weapons and staying in the city - in which case they would presumably be taken prisoner by the Syrian army - or handing in their weapons and leaving the city. Given that the majority of the rebels in Aleppo are fanatical hardline Jihadists associated with Al-Qaeda's Syrian franchise - Jabhat Al-Nusra - it is unlikely most of them will agree.

22:43

BNR: RIVETING TV: Trump’s Ghostwriter Rips Chris Cuomo Over Mealy-Mouthed Defense of Donald "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

CNN’s Chris Cuomo spent the final morning of the Democratic convention offering an insultingly ludicrous defense of Donald’s character. He was promptly put in his place by Tony Schwartz, Donald’s “The Art of the Deal” ghostwriter. Under the guise of “balanced” journalism, CNN’s Chris Cuomo embarrassed himself, first by excusing Donald’s outrageous embrace of Russian hackers, then by carrying Donald’s water …

The post RIVETING TV: Trump’s Ghostwriter Rips Chris Cuomo Over Mealy-Mouthed Defense of Donald appeared first on BNR.

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TRUNEWS: Eurasian superpowers to hold drills in South China Sea> "IndyWatch Feed War"

China and Russia will hold “routine” naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday, adding that the drills were aimed at

22:40

Freedom Outpost: This Gun Prohibition Senator Needs to be Stopped! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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With so much focus on the presidential election right now, I wanted to make sure you were aware of what’s happening in Colorado.

Darryl Glenn, a great friend of the Second Amendment, surprised the pundits with a resounding win in the Republican primary.

He was vastly outspent, but what Darryl lacked in money he made up for with grassroots supporters and an all-volunteer campaign staff.

Now he represents one of the few opportunities to turn a U.S. Senate seat from anti-gun to pro-gun.

And he’s taking on one of Barack Obama’s favorite Senators -- Michael Bennet.

Where to begin with Bennet?

Bennet doesn’t think you should be able to buy or sell a personal firearm without first going to the government to approve the sale.

Gun shows would be a thing of the past if it were up to Bennet.

Bennet voted against a concealed carry reciprocity amendment, even though your right to self-defense shouldn’t end at the state line.

He supported ObamaCare, which has the dangerous potential to take guns away from people based on a doctor’s diagnoses (it’s already happening to military veterans).

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Worst of all, Bennet voted against keeping the United States out of the UN Arms Trade Treaty.

You might want to read that sentence again.

Michael Bennet, a sitting United States Senat...

22:40

Freedom Outpost: Germany May Use Internal Army to Combat Terrorism As Europeans Told to “Expect Attacks” On a Daily Basis "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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“Suicide bombing.” “Axe attack on a train.” “Fatal machete attack.” “Priest’s throat cut.” “Mall shooting rampage.”

All that just since a vehicle plowed through hundreds...

22:35

Freedom Outpost: Deutsche Bank Profit Plunges 98 Percent As The Outlook For ‘The World’s Riskiest Bank’ Darkens "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The biggest and most important bank in the biggest and most important country in Europe continues to implode right in front of our eyes.  If you follow my work regularly, you probably already know that I issued a major alarm about Deutsche Bank last September.  Subsequently, Deutsche Bank stock hit an all-time low.  Then I sounded the alarm about Deutsche Bank again back in May, and once again that was followed by another all-time low for Deutsche Bank.  And then I warned about Deutsche Bank again...

22:35

TRUNEWS: Did Russia leave hacking mark as show of cyberpower?> "IndyWatch Feed War"

Some U.S. intelligence officials suspect that Russian hackers who broke into Democratic Party computers may have deliberately left digital fingerprints to show Moscow is a “cyberpower”

22:31

The Free Thought Project: Cops Mistake Krispy Kreme Donuts for Meth, Throw Innocent 64-yo Man in Jail, Strip Search Him "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

krispy kremePolice incompetence coupled with useless field test kits for drugs cost an innocent man his freedom and his dignity for krispy kreme donuts.

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The Big Picture: 10 Thursday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

We do live in interesting times, and nothing helps more than our morning train reads:

• Disaster Myopia & Longest, shallowest cycle ever:  Nowhere does overthinking seem more prevalent than in global macro (Mark Dow) see also 1929 vs. 2000 (awealthofcommonsense)
• U.S. manufacturing is thriving (Strategy)
• Mobile Platform Wars: the final score (Benedict Evans) but see Android Handset Makers’ Advance Squeezes Apple (WSJ)
• Zoning Has Had a Good 100 Years. Enough Already. (Bloomberg View)
• Recode’s Kara Swisher on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media (NY Mag)

What are you reading?

Continues here

 

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The Daily Coin: Russia Obligated to Return Emails by Treaty "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

image/YouTubeThis morning, Donald Trump asked Russia – or any other nation – who may have hacked Hillary Clinton’s illegal home server and acquired the 30,000 emails she destroyed in clear violation of the Federal Records Act – to please return them to the FBI for further investigation. The Democrats – after having seen the LA…

22:29

Signs of the Times: Norway to build world's first ever floating tunnel underwater "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Norwegian coast may be beautiful but with more than a thousand fjords cutting into it, getting from one place to another often requires lengthy journeys. Norway's Public Roads Administration (NPRA) has an ambitious plan to solve the problem by building the world's first floating submerged tunnel system about 30 meters (100ft) underwater. The $25 billion project will allow vehicles to travel under the Norwegian Sea avoiding a 21-hour drive along the coastline.

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: Syrian Democratic Forces Seized 10,000 ISIS Intelligence Docs "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized over 4 terabytes of ISIS intelligence data (about 10,000 documents) after capturing an evacuated ISIS command center southwest of the  Manbij city hall. The data have been already provided to the US-led coalition staff.

Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Army Col. Chris Garver said at a press briefing on Wednesday that the captured items include “thumb drives, text books, notebooks, all sorts of materials.”

Garver added that this information could provide insight to ISIS attacks outside Iraq and Syria.

“Anything that can connect us to external operations from Syria is a benefit to everybody. It benefits the whole global coalition that is working to counter ISIL [ISIS] operations around the world,” the coalition official said.

The collected date allowed to learn that ISIS had set 3 centers to receive foreign fighters in Manbij strategically located near the border with Turkey, from where many people are flowing to join the terrorist group in Syria.

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The Wire: Eight Out of Ten Claims Made By Tribals For Land Rejected By State "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A study has found that rights granted under the Forest Rights Act are increasingly being denied.

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A study by the Rights and Resources Initiative in 2015 found that tribals in India legally hold only about 5% of the land that they use, Hindustan Times reported. Under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), in force since 2006, forest dwellers can lay claims to legal titles for the land that they use. However, the study discovered from Tribal Affairs Ministry data, eight out of ten claims were rejected last year.

While the government pushes for the Compensatory Afforestation Bill, the opposition has expressed concern in the Rajya Sabha that the Bill, if passed, will further undercut tribal rights and harm the environment, since the Bill proposes to introduce government plantations in areas traditionally demarcated for tribal usage.

Under the FRA, individuals can file title claims to the gram sabha that are then approved by a sub-divisional committee, and eventually, at the district level, by a divisional committee.

The study by the Rights and Resources Initiative, which works to ensure the rights of indigenous people internationally, suggests that the rates of title claim rejection have gone up since the NDA government came to power. However, data from...

22:22

Earth First! Newswire: Rally for Pipeline Accountability In Saskatchewan "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Media Coop

beaveroilSaskatchewan Legislature, Saturday July 30, 4 PM

4:00pm
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Venue: Saskatchewan Legislature

Address: 2405 Legislative Drive

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The Husky Energy pipeline leak into the North Saskatchewan River was preventable.

Because of cuts made by the current government, Saskatchewan’s regulators are extremely under-staffed.
There is no way they can do a proper job of enforcing safety and environmental regulations because they rely largely on self-reporting by companies.

We are holding a rally in front of the Saskatchewan Legislature in Regina on Saturday July 30 at 4 PM to demand that the Government Of Saskatchewan dramatically increase staffing of regulatory agencies and con...

22:21

Uprootedpalestinians's Blog: Syria’s Assad Offers Amnesty to Militants Who Surrender "IndyWatch Feed War"

Local Editor Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday offered an amnesty to militants if they surrender, the official SANA news agency reported. “Everyone carrying arms… and sought by justice… is excluded from full punishment if they hand themselves in and lay down their weapons,” SANA said, quoting a presidential decree on the three-month amnesty offer. […]

22:21

Alternative News Network "IndyWatch Feed World"

By admin

Unconscious-Mind

by Zen Gardner

These are very exciting times as well as extremely challenging ones. Changes continue to accelerate on personal as well as external fronts, and will continue to do so. This veil lifting meme has come on strong. It’s in our collective consciousness. It’s the awakening morphing as we said it would and will continue to do.

On the external front, the BREXIT issue is very indicative of the growing effects of recent events, even if it’s engineered to try and bring on a new globalist plan. The point is people are getting a sense of empowerment and involvement. When these openings arise they lead to more awakenings of the spirit as related issues come to light.

I see and feel it here in Spain, as there are a lot of Brits here and they’re talking about it quite a bit and recalculating many things as a result, as are all other nationalities here in Europe. It affects trade, freedom of movement and places of residence the most immediately.

People are already on the defensive with the monetary manipulations and the underlying issue of disappearlng national cultures with the migration agenda in full swing, so the cumulative effect of these issues is precipitating new viewpoints and understandings about what’s going on.

Populations are also being battered about by these escalating false flags and ginned up fear with the resulting militarization of their otherwise peaceful na...

22:19

Aletho News: Experts unite to say that it is an ‘abuse’ to invoke ‘self-defence’ in response to terrorism "IndyWatch Feed War"

MEMO | July 28, 2016 A collective open letter has been signed by many professors of international law and legal researchers. Entitled “A plea against the abusive invocation of self-defence as a response to terrorism” it has been circulating on the internet for a few weeks. Among the signatories, of which there are more than […]

22:10

After the Shift: German Special Forces Raid Mosque, Apartments In Crackdown On Salafists "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a pro- instead of reactive move that many will say was long overdue, if quite ironic considering it was Germany's lax immigration policy for most of 2015 that is the reason for Europe's soaring "radical Islam" crisis, overnight German police and special forces raided a mosque and eight apartments in Hildesheim, said to be a hotbed of a radical Salafist community, the interior minister of the northern state of Lower Saxony said on Thursday.
Interior Minister Boris Pistorius...

22:10

The Daily Coin: The Real Secret of the South China Sea "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

south-china-seaThe South China Sea is and will continue to be the ultimate geopolitical flashpoint of the young 21st century – way ahead of the Middle East or Russia’s western borderlands. No less than the future of Asia – as well as the East-West balance of power – is at stake. To understand the Big Picture,…

22:09

Geopoliticalmonitor.com: Interview with Human Trafficking Activist Cecilia Flores-Oebanda "IndyWatch Feed War"

 

Cecilia Flores-Oebanda has experienced a remarkable turn of events in her life. At aged 18 she joined communist rebels in the Philippines, at 26 she was imprisoned with a life sentence and now at 55 she has helped more than 12,000 people escape the horrors of human trafficking. She has even been awarded international accolades including the World’s Children’s Prize.

Growing up in impoverished circumstances, Cecilia lived day-to-day against the backdrop of President Ferdinand Marcos’ brutal regime.

The former president of the Philippines employed a strict military rule. He hampered down on any political dissidents. The staunch opponent to communism received backing from the United States and enjoyed the fruits of Cold War support.

Ranging from firing squads, to death threats and contemporary challenges such as rife corruption, Celia has beaten the odds as she strives to help her fellow citizens. After meeting her at a conference in Canberra, I sat down with Cecilia whilst she was in Australia to discuss her life story.

 

What was life under President Marcos and martial law like?

During the martial law days it was all about the fears, the injustice, the lies, the censorship, the poverty and the corruption. There was a strong fear of being jailed if you openly spoke and criticized the government policies. The government was run by a dictator that only insisted on what he wanted without considering the voice of the people. It was tough times in the Philippines during the Marcos regime.

 

You decided to join a rebel group in opposition to President Marcos. Why did you decide to join it?

I was part of the New People’s Army, a revolutionary communist group who wanted to fight for injustice in the country.

 

What sacrifices were you prepared to make for your country?

I was and always am ready to die for the cause of fighting for the...

22:08

Uprootedpalestinians's Blog: Turkey’s Coup Plotters are Members of NATO’s Rapid Deployable Corps "IndyWatch Feed War"

July 26, 2016  /  Gilad Atzmon  I have been writing about it for a week. The recent failed military coup  was a desperate NATO attempt to stifle the emerging Turkey/Russia bond, NATO wants to see more war in Syria. now Sibel Edmond provides the details. To read more: http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2016/7/21/putin-erdogan-and-the-plot-against-the-rest-of-us https://www.rt.com/ Filed under: AngloZionist Empire, Erdogan, […]

22:07

Alternative News Network: Jerks: SWAT Team Given ‘Medal of Valor’ for Killing 107-yo Man, Refuse Town’s Order to Give it Back "IndyWatch Feed World"

By The Free Thought Project

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by William N. Grigg

Neither tactical genius nor exceptional valor is necessary to bring about a bloodless end to a standoff involving a 107-year-old man armed with a handgun and surrounded by police officers inside an otherwise vacant house. Patience, discipline, and familiarity with the art of de-escalation would be sufficient for that purpose. But that approach doesn’t win official commendations, at least in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Members of the Pine Bluff PD’s SWAT team were awarded “lifesaving medal of valor” awards following a September 7, 2013 standoff that ended with 107-year-old Monroe Isadore dying in a torrential outburst of gunfire. Let it not be said that the department is incapable of discretion. The awards were done with so little fanfare that the public – including Isadore’s son and daughter – wasn’t aware of them until Pine Bluff alderwomen Thelma Walker introduced a resolut...

The Daily Sheeple: Jerks: SWAT Team Given ‘Medal of Valor’ for Killing 107-yo Man, Refuse Town’s Order to Give it Back "IndyWatch Feed World"

107-yro-man-swat-team

by William N. Grigg

Neither tactical genius nor exceptional valor is necessary to bring about a bloodless end to a standoff involving a 107-year-old man armed with a handgun and surrounded by police officers inside an otherwise vacant house. Patience, discipline, and familiarity with the art of de-escalation would be sufficient for that purpose. But that approach doesn’t win official commendations, at least in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Members of the Pine Bluff PD’s SWAT team were awarded “lifesaving medal of valor” awards following a September 7, 2013 standoff that ended with 107-year-old Monroe Isadore dying in a torrential outburst of gunfire. Let it not be said that the department is incapable of discretion. The awards were done with so little fanfare that the public – including Isadore’s son and daughter – wasn’t aware of them until Pine Bluff alderwomen Thelma Walker introduced a resolution on July 5 to rescind the commendations.

“It was shocking when I found out about it,” Tyrone Isadore told the local ABC affiliate.

“I looked up ‘valor,’ and I’m like, ‘No, that doesn’t fit to what they did to my dad,'” added Isadore’s daughter, Paula Aguilar.

...

22:06

Alternative News Network: Another Deep Underground Military Base? Google Maps Shows Something Hidden Under the Gulf of California "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Piper McGowin

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While The UK Sun is reporting that UFO spotters claim this is a giant alien city (*eye roll*), it makes a whole lot more sense if it is anything that it might be the outlines of a deep underground military base, or DUMB.

Check it out:

Almost looks like an airport, doesn’t it?

As reported just a few weeks ago, the military began discussing under-ocean military bases back in the 1960s:

For example, in 1968 the Stanford Research Institute discussed the construction of dozens of undersea bases. The study was titled “Feasibility of Manned In-Bottom Bases.” It’s important to show you the abstract here, because it clearly reveals what the military-industrial complex was considering, and what they could do within their technological reach at the time — more than four decades ago.

*I obtained this abstract from the source listed below, if you would like to see it yourself, you can find it HERE.

Abstract:

The...

The Daily Sheeple: Another Deep Underground Military Base? Google Maps Shows Something Hidden Under the Gulf of California "IndyWatch Feed World"

While The UK Sun is reporting that UFO spotters claim this is a giant alien city (*eye roll*), it makes a whole lot more sense if it is anything that it might be the outlines of a deep underground military base, or DUMB.

Check it out:

dumb-gulfofcali

Almost looks like an airport, doesn’t it?

As reported just a few weeks ago, the military began discussing under-ocean military bases back in the 1960s:

For example, in 1968 the Stanford Research Institute discussed the construction of dozens of undersea bases. The study was titled “Feasibility of Manned In-Bottom Bases.” It’s important to show you the abstract here, because it clearly reveals what the military-industrial complex was considering, and what they could do within their technological reach at the time — more than four decades ago.

*I obtained this abstract from the source listed below, if you would like to see it yourself, you can find it HERE.

Abstract:

The construction of thirty manned in-bottom bases within the ocean floors is technically and economically feasible. However, it will be necessary to establish some successive types of experimental facilities before a full construction program can be started. This could take 15 years. The major technol......

22:06

Aletho News: Leaked EU report reveals indirect approval of colonial Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Ramona Wadi | MEMO |July 27, 2016 Once again, Israel is exerting a great deal of effort in order to prevent discussion of an EU paper among European institutions. The internal report, which was drafted in December 2015 and then endorsed by all EU member states, attributes the development of the Jerusalem Intifada (Uprising) […]

22:06

Dear Kitty. Some blog: Japanese mass murderer of disabled people is neo-nazi "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

New Nationalism: Far-right voices get louder in Japan

10 January 2014

Some parts of Japanese society want to drag the pacifist nation to the right. Nationalist groups are growing louder in their calls for the country to take a harder line against enemies home and abroad.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Japanese murderer tied up hospital workers

Today, 12:42 …

More gruesome details have been published about the way the Japanese man who stabbed nineteen disabled people to death proceeded. Satoshi Uematsu first tied hospital workers so that he could proceed undisturbed. …

Hitler

The perpetrator had neo-Nazi sympathies. His last tweet pointed in that direction, says correspondent Kjeld Duits. He wrote: “Beautiful Japan”. That’s a code word for...

22:05

Peak Prosperity: Daily Digest 7/28 - How The Fed Manipulates Financial Spreads, FL Sewage Spills Breed 'Superbugs' "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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22:05

Alternative News Network: John Hinckley Jr., the Man Who Shot Ronald Reagan, to Be Released "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

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Editor’s Note: Have you ever looked into this man’s ties to the Bush family? Pretty interesting stuff there…

34 years after trying to assassinate Ronald Reagan in 1981, John Hinckley, Jr will be released from a psychiatric hospital and allowed to live with his mother in Virginia.

On Wednesday, a federal judge granted John Hinckley, Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan, full-time release from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he has been in treatment since the shooting. Judge Paul L. Friedman delivered the ruling Wednesday, granting him full time convalescent leave to begin no sooner than Aug. 5.

According to the WSJ, the 103-page order from U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman said Mr. Hinckley’s doctors have found he has “no signs of psychotic symptoms, delusional thinking, or any violent tendencies,” and therefore “presents no danger to himself or to others in the reasonable future if released.” The ruling means that 34 years after an attack that severely wounded the president and three others, Mr. Hinckley will be a free man—albeit with restrictions on his travel, communications, work and use of the internet.

Hinckley, 61, was committed to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. Over the past 12 years, his doctors and...

The Daily Sheeple: John Hinckley Jr., the Man Who Shot Ronald Reagan, to Be Released "IndyWatch Feed World"

Editor’s Note: Have you ever looked into this man’s ties to the Bush family? Pretty interesting stuff there…

hinkley 1_0

34 years after trying to assassinate Ronald Reagan in 1981, John Hinckley, Jr will be released from a psychiatric hospital and allowed to live with his mother in Virginia.

On Wednesday, a federal judge granted John Hinckley, Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan, full-time release from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he has been in treatment since the shooting. Judge Paul L. Friedman delivered the ruling Wednesday, granting him full time convalescent leave to begin no sooner than Aug. 5.

According to the WSJ, the 103-page order from U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman said Mr. Hinckley’s doctors have found he has “no signs of psychotic symptoms, delusional thinking, or any violent tendencies,’’ and therefore “presents no danger to himself or to others in the reasonable future if released.” The ruling means that 34 years after an attack that severely wounded the president and three others, Mr. Hinckley will be a free man—albeit with restrictions on his travel, communications, work and use of the internet.

Hinckley, 61, was committed to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. Over the past 12 years, his doctors and the courts have been gradually loosening his restrictions, over objections from the Justice Department, allowing him to go to Williamsburg, Va., for unsupervised visits with his family more than 80 ti...

22:04

The Daily Sheeple: Truly Pathetic: Dems RUNNING ADS on Craigslist for “Actors to fill empty seats” at Convention, $50 a Day to Applaud "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Editor’s Note: So many people walked out of the DNC now that the Bernie-to-Hillary bait and switch has gone down, but you’ll never see it on the mainstream media. They’ll stick to close up shots, looped cheers, and now, paying people to fill seats. They wouldn’t want to show empty seats when the major speeches are released to the media, so this is the lengths they have to go to. This is how pathetic the Dems have gotten with trying to force Hillary on America. They have to pay people to clap for her. It’s like the rich snotty kid who has to pay people to be his friends. Truly pathetic.

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After hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters stormed out of the Democratic National Convention, the Wells Fargo Center appeared almost empty.  The Democrats are now advertising for “Actors” who will be paid $50 a day to attend the rest of the convention to “cheer” and “wear promotional material.”

The DNC is literally trying to fill empty seats with paid actors for their national convention!

A screen shot of the Craig’s List Ad appears below:

...

22:03

The Daily Sheeple: US Gov’t Forced to Pay $475,000 for Spending Hours Illegally Searching a Woman’s Vagina, Then Sending Her a Bill for Her Sexual Assault "IndyWatch Feed World"

Still think you’re free in the good ‘ol U. S. of A.? Because this is absolutely horrifying.

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Via Sovereign Man:

According to the published case files, she was frisked, and then ordered to squat so that a drug-sniffing dog could check out her nether regions.

Apparently the dog liked what he smelled, because Ms. Doe was then taken to yet another room, ordered to pull down her pants, and crouch.

At that point an agent from Customs and Border Protection “inspected her anus with a flashlight.”

She was then ordered to lean backwards in a crouched position, after which another agent inserted a speculum into her vagina to search for drugs.

Another agent then “parted Ms. Doe’s vulva with her hand, pressed her fingers into Ms. Doe’s vagina, and visually examined her genitalia with a flashlight.”

They then took her to a hospital for a further 6 hours of involuntary testing, which included forcing her to have a bowel movement as they all watched, plus X-rays, CT scans, and more.

I know what you’re thinking– they probably found a treasure trove of cocaine and methamphetamine shoved deep inside Ms. Doe’s womanhood.

Except they didn’t. Ms. Doe was “brutally probed against her will” for hours and hours without judicial oversight, due process, or even reasonable suspicion. And they found nothing.

Here’s the really disgusting part: at the end of this ordeal, they released her without charge… with one catch.

Th...

22:01

The Daily Sheeple: A Federal Judge Just Ruled Hidden Microphones in Public Do Not Violate the Constitution "IndyWatch Feed World"

surveillance camera

By Derrick Broze

A federal judge has ruled that law enforcement may continue to place recording devices in public places because it does not violate the constitutional guarantee against warrantless searches and privacy protections. 

On Friday July 22, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton issued a 17-page ruling which found the practice of placing recording devices on the steps of courthouses in Oakland and Martinez, California to be “unsettling,” but not in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The four defendants in the federal criminal fraud case are accused of rigging real estate bids throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

In an attempt to eavesdrop on the conversations of the defendants, the Federal Bureau of Investigations placed microphones in a light fixture on the steps of the Almeda County Courthouse and just outside the Contra Costa County Courthouse, among other locations. The information gathered from the conversations was then used as evidence in grand jury proceedings.

The defense called the secret recordings a violation of Fourth Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure and asked for the evidence to be suppressed. Judge Hamilton ruled that the four defendants did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy when speaking in public about the alleged fraud.

“While the court agrees with defendants that it is at the very least unsettling that the government would plant listening devices on the courthouse steps given the personal nature of many of the conversations in which people exiting the courthouse might be engaged, it is equally unrealistic......

22:01

Hornbill Unleashed: Nurul Izzah wants Malaysians to focus on 1MDB "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

PKR Vice-President Nurul Izzah Anwar has urged Malaysians to give prominence to the 1MDB saga and those behind the alleged misappropriation. Every other issue, she said, should be secondary to this. Speaking at a press conference at the DBKL headquarters here today, Nurul said state elections were not the biggest concern at present and that […]

22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: Gun mayhem on our streets "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Four assassins on motorcycles took the life of a moneylender in broad daylight in Setapak on Wednesday. They fired 18 rounds at the victim, hitting him 16 times in a killing that sent shivers down our spine. This is the latest of gun-related slayings in our country. Here is the chronological of shooting cases nationwide […]

22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: Will opposition parties accept Muhyiddin as PM-designate? Zaid asks "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Datuk Zaid Ibrahim has suggested that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin be made Opposition Leader and Prime Minister-designate, saying that he had sources confirming that the former deputy prime minister will become president of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s new “all Malay/ Bumiputera party”. Zaid said that the federal opposition needed a leader who could take over […]

22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: ‘Celaka Umno not celaka Melayu’, court rules as DAP rep acquitted of second sedition charge "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Sessions Court here acquitted and discharged today DAP state lawmaker RSN Rayer of a second sedition charge over his “celaka Umno” (Damn Umno) remark. Sessions court judge Ibrahim Osman said the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case against the Seri Delima state assemblyman. “While the prosecution has proved that he has […]

Hornbill Unleashed: Why sex education is necessary "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Malaysians love to do many things with vim and vigour, particularly when it involves indulging one’s self. And alongside overindulging in food for the body, us locals also tend to overindulge on junk food for the soul: gossip. If ever there was a truism about our beloved nation, it’s the fact that a rumour here […]

22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: Don’t push new health insurance before public feedback, Putrajaya told "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The government must obtain industry and stakeholder feedback before proceeding with a proposed national healthcare insurance to avoid the rejection that befell a previous plan, said a DAP MP. The Serdang MP said that healthcare and finance are very complicated issues, which made it untenable for the government to make decisions on both matters without […]

22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: AGC man slated to be new MACC head? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad, a senior official with the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), is set to be the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner, a move that is bound to raise concerns about the independence of the agency. Malay Mail Online understands that the AGC has promoted the civil service position of Dzulkifli, who is head […]

22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: Busting medical myths on social media "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Diseases spread via many different channels. But who could have guessed that social media would contribute to medical problems by spreading myths. In the 2011 movie Contagion, it wasn’t a virus that was spreading like wild fire. Rumours, lies and myths were circulated without control ON the social media. In real life, this is happening […]

22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: Ex-Malaysian Bar chief to represent Gani Patail after ouster plot accusation "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Accused of conspiring to topple the federal government, retired Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail has appointed former Malaysian Bar president Ragunath Kesavan to be his legal counsel. “Yes, I am representing Abdul Gani. I will take instructions to institute legal action,” Ragunathan confirmed to news portal Malaysiakini today. According to the report, the lawyer did not […]

22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: Bar says defending PM on DOJ suits improper, wants AG to recuse himself "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali must recuse himself from exercising his powers as public prosecutor under Article 145(3) of the Federal Constitution, as he has shown himself as not a neutral decision-maker, said Malaysian Bar president Steven Thiru. Thiru argued that Apandi’s defence of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in relation to the United States Department […]

22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: If the cap fits, wear it, Dapsy tells Latheefa "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

DAP did not make any announcement about snap polls in Penang, rather some people concerned about such an election had leaked the news to the media, according to Dapsy National Political Education Director Chiong Yoke Kong. “If the cap fits, wear it,” he told Latheefa Koya in a press statement issued today regarding a Facebook […]

22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: Zaid: Political parties can be race-based, not racist "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A political party in this country can be based on one ethnic group so long as it’s not racist, narrow-minded and extreme in its actions, said former de facto Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim in his latest blog posting. “What we need is a Malay-based party that’s inclusive and progressive, and that has all the attributes […]

22:00

Alternative News Network: The Oligarchy’s Candidate: The Kochs Definitely Want Hillary Clinton to Become President "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Washington’s Blog

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by Eric Zuesse

The signs are now clear and unmistakable:

On July 25th, CNN headlined “Mike Pence to skip Koch brothers event” and reported that, “GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence will not attend the summer donor summit organized by Charles and David Koch, now unable to commit to an event after he was added to the ticket with Donald Trump. Pence, a Koch favorite, had originally committed to attending this weekend’s event.” In other words: Now that Pence represented Trump, the Kochs dumped Pence.

It’s not the first time the Kochs have indicated they won’t tolerate any politician who backs Trump against Hillary Clinton.

As I headlined on July 22nd, “Koch Brothers Now Supporting Hillary Clinton”, where I reported that yet another Koch favorite, Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, had just been dumped by the Kochs on July 20th, for having delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention encouraging everyone to support Trump against Clinton.

As I noted then, “Hillary as the State Department chief, was, behin...

The Daily Sheeple: The Oligarchy’s Candidate: The Kochs Definitely Want Hillary Clinton to Become President "IndyWatch Feed World"

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by Eric Zuesse

The signs are now clear and unmistakable:

On July 25th, CNN headlined “Mike Pence to skip Koch brothers event” and reported that, “GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence will not attend the summer donor summit organized by Charles and David Koch, now unable to commit to an event after he was added to the ticket with Donald Trump. Pence, a Koch favorite, had originally committed to attending this weekend’s event.” In other words: Now that Pence represented Trump, the Kochs dumped Pence.

It’s not the first time the Kochs have indicated they won’t tolerate any politician who backs Trump against Hillary Clinton.

As I headlined on July 22nd, “Koch Brothers Now Supporting Hillary Clinton”, where I reported that yet another Koch favorite, Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, had just been dumped by the Kochs on July 20th, for having delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention encouraging everyone to support Trump against Clinton.

As I noted then, “Hillary as the State Department chief, was, behind-the-scenes......

22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: Penang snap polls could cost us all, says Nurul Izzah "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

An early election in Penang would be dangerous to the opposition that cannot guarantee straight fights against Barisan Nasional, PKR vice president Nurul Izzah Anwar said Elaborating on her party’s rationale for resisting DAP’s push for the early state election, the Lembah Pantai MP said neither party was assured of retaining the seats they currently […]

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Hornbill Unleashed: AG should be independent and impartial in exercising powers, says Malaysian Bar "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Attorney General Tan Sri Apandi Ali should exercise his prosecutorial powers “fairly, independently and impartially”, and not place himself in a position of conflict of interest, Malaysian Bar president Steven Thiru said today. In a statement, Steven said it is not the role of the Attorney General to speak for or defend any public official […]

22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: Umno rebel presents DoJ report to party’s disciplinary board "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

An Umno rebel presented the US Department of Justice (DoJ) report on individuals who allegedly misappropriated billions from 1MDB when he was questioned by the ruling party’s disciplinary board this afternoon. “It was a parting gift to the board,” Coalition of Branch Chiefs Malaysia (GKCM) Vice-President Rushdan Mohamed told FMT after the meeting held at […]

22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: Decoding DOJ’s filing – has it solved the 1MDB enigma? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

KiniGuide The US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) civil forefeiture suits last week have exposed 1MDB’s questioning dealings over the past few years. After scrutinising the 136-page document, Malaysiakini will try to trace the ‘vanished’ funds 1MDB’s critics have brought up, and compare it with official narratives. How much money has ‘disappeared’? The opposition members sitting […]

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Hornbill Unleashed: 1MDB Officer 3 has been identified "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

One of those described in the civil forfeiture suit of the US Department of Justice has been identified as Jasmine Loo, a former chief counsel for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). She was also 1MDB’s liaison to Goldman Sachs Group Inc, the global bank that helped it raise USD6 billion, according to a report by Bloomberg. […]

22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: Snap elections – winning the battle, losing the war "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Emboldened by pieces by Hazlan Zakaria and P Gunasegaram, I thought to take a look at some of the pros and cons of snap elections in Penang. Let’s jump straight into what is likely the most important question: how would snap elections impact the political landscape nationally? To formulate a comprehensive answer, let’s briefly recap […]

22:00

disinformation: Google simulates hydrogen atom with quantum computer "IndyWatch Feed World"

For the first time in history, humans have been able to simulate an atom, and it was only possible through quantum computing.  This opens up a massive field;  “going from qualitative and... The post Google simulates hydrogen atom with quantum computer appeared first on disinformation.

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22:00

Hornbill Unleashed: DoJ action: One group of investors may be relieved "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

For one group of investors, at least, the US Department of Justice’s civil forfeiture suit promises a solution to their problem. The businessmen who bought the Park Lane Hotel for USD654 million, according to a report in The Australian, have found the investment to be a big headache. These include big names such as developer […]

21:59

Uprootedpalestinians's Blog: Syrian War Report – July 27, 2016: Al Nusra Rebranding "IndyWatch Feed War"

Filed under: Al Qaeda, AngloZionist Empire, Russia, Saudia, Syrian Army, Syrian opposition, Turkey, USA, War on Syria

21:53

George Monbiot: So Much For Sovereignty "IndyWatch Feed World"

To this government, “taking back control” means handing Britain to a different set of foreign powers

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 27th July 2016

What does it mean to love your country? What does it mean to defend its sovereignty? For some of the leaders of the Brexit campaign, it means reducing the United Kingdom to a franchise of corporate capital, governed from head offices overseas. They will take us out of Europe to deliver us into the arms of other powers.

No one embodies this contradiction as much of the man now charged with determining the scope of our sovereignty: the new international trade secretary, Liam Fox. He explained his enthusiasm for leaving Europe thus: “We’ll be able to make our own laws unhindered by anyone else, and our democratic parliament will not be overruled by a European Court.” But of all the people Theresa May could have appointed to this post, he seems to me the most likely to ensure that our parliament and laws are overruled by foreign bodies.

Dr Fox looks to me like a corporate sleeper cell implanted in government. In 2011, he resigned his post as defence secretary in disgrace, after his extracurricular interests were exposed. He had set up an organisation called Atlantic Bridge, financed in large part by a hedge fund owner. Atlantic Bridge formed a partnership with a corporate lobbying group called the American Legislative Exchange Council, which is funded by tobacco, pharmaceutical and oil companies. Before it was struck off by the Charity Commission, it bega...

21:53

The Free Thought Project: Couple Furious After Cops Go to Wrong Home and Shoot their Dog, Ridicule them for Grieving "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

cops shoot dogsIn America, cops shoot dogs. Here is yet another example of police officers entering the wrong property and shooting an innocent family's pet.

21:51

: Just How Cozy is Hillary’s VP Pick Tim Kaine with Islamists? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hillary Clinton had her pick of leftists and radicals to choose from as her vice presidential running mate. She could’ve gone with the radical Injun Elizabeth Warren – but then two far left radical screeching women might have been too … Continue reading

21:50

The Daily Coin: Wikileaks Releases Hacked DNC Voicemails During Convention Speeches "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

government war peopleLast night, just ahead of the Democratic National Convention’s prime time event as president Obama was set to begin his speech praising Hillary and slamming Trump, Wikileaks released another batch of leaked data from the DNC, this time in the form of hacked voicemails from top Democratic officials. However, a cursory skim of the release…

21:50

The Daily Coin: Good Paying American Jobs – DNC Edition "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

nwo war bank peopleYou just have to love the creative side of desperation. Lie about has happened and hire people to cover up the mess. The DNC “leadership”, the libtards on stage this week and, now we learn, the paid monkeys in the audience – all brain dead. Anyone that would go before the world and proclaim hillary…

21:47

The Wire: Reading Ambedkar Right to Understand What Is Wrong With the BJP’s Dalit Politics "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The RSS has tried to assimilate the Dalit community as part of its Hindu consolidation project, but as the recent aggressive gau raksha activism shows, its plans may be coming undone.

Dalit women carry a portrait of Ambedkar as they block traffic during a protest in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Credit: PTI

Dalit women carry a portrait of Ambedkar as they block traffic during a protest in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Credit: PTI

The BJP leadership must be worried that the Sangh parivar’s focused efforts over the past decade to reach out to the Dalit community, both socially and politically, may be coming unstuck. In the immediate context, this would possibly manifest in Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati recapturing part of the Dalit vote base in UP, which she had lost to the BJP during the 2014 general elections. The BJP itself is in no doubt that the recent incidents of violence against the Dalit community in Gujarat and abuses hurled at Mayawati by Dayashankar Singh, a senior BJP leader, will have a political fallout in the crucial UP assembly polls due early next year.

Going beyond the immediate calculations of electoral politics, the BJP must also be worried about the long term impact of the rising assertiveness among the Dalits, especially the...

21:46

The Corbett Report: Who is Fethullah Gulen? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Since the failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15th, the name of exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen is on everyone’s lips.

So who is Fethullah Gulen? Well, that depends who you ask...

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21:45

The Wire: India Should Foster A People-Friendly Environment with Bangladesh: Moudud Ahmed "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Former prime minister Moudud Ahmed discusses Bangladeshi electoral politics, the threat from ISIS, and diplomatic ties with India and China.

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Moudud Ahmed, former Prime Minister of Bangladesh

When the BNP-Jamaat combine was in power in Bangladesh from 2001-2006, India had a difficult relationship with its neighbour, especially given that Indian security agencies accused Dhaka of turning a blind eye to North East insurgency camps on its soil. But India has whole-heartedly supported the Awami League government since Sheikh Hasina came to power, despite the international community questioning the legitimacy of the Bangladeshi polls and the rise of radicalism in the country.

With New Delhi shielding Bangladesh in the international arena, the BNP, now in the opposition, has visibly softened its stance toward India in recent years. Although mid-level BNP party members visit Delhi on low profile visits to meet officials or politicians, there has been no concerted mission to court India yet.

Speaking to The Wire, former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Moudud Ahmed, who is a member of BNP’s standing committee, insists that his visit to India this week was only a private one to deliver a lecture at the invitation of Delhi-based think tank, Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. However, he does not mince words when it comes to India’s interactions with Bangladesh and thinks it is being short-sighted by only dealing wit...

21:45

The Vineyard of the Saker: Russia creates wanted list of 260 suspected terrorists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov stated that Russia had issued the wanted list of 260 people, suspected in “terrorist activities,” during the 15th meeting of

21:42

Signs of the Times: Scientists finally acknowledge leaky gut implicated in gluten-sensitivity "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new study may explain why people who do not have celiac disease or wheat allergy nevertheless experience a variety of gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms after ingesting wheat and related cereals. The findings suggest that these individuals have a weakened intestinal barrier, which leads to a body-wide inflammatory immune response. Findings from the study, which was led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), were reported in the journal Gut. "Our study shows that the symptoms reported by individuals with this condition are not imagined, as some people have suggested," said study co-author Peter H. Green, MD, the Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine at CUMC and director of the Celiac Disease Center. "It demonstrates that there is a biological basis for these symptoms in a significant number of these patients."

21:41

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert: Gold Bullion Up 1.6%, Silver Surges 3.7% After Poor U.S. Data and Dovish Fed "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold bullion was up 1.6% and silver surged 3.7% yesterday, their second consecutive day of gains, after U.S. durable-goods orders dropped sharply, adding to speculation that Federal Reserve policy makers will maintain ultra loose monetary policies. Gold and silver consolidated on those gains in Asia and in early European trading.

Silver_Gold_Bullion_July_20162016 YTD Relative Performance

Both precious metals are set for further gains in July consolidating on the gains in the first two quarters. This is bullish from a technical, momentum and sentiment perspective.

Bookings for durable goods, goods meant to last at least three years, fell a very sharp 4 per cent in June, a bigger fall than forecast and the most since August 2014.

Gold moved higher as the Fed concluded a two-day meeting, where policy makers left interest rates unchanged claiming risks to the U.S. economy have subsided.  This means there is still the possibility of very small rate increases this year. The durable goods number though shows that the U.S. recovery remains fragile at best.

Gold has climbed 26 percent this year in dollars terms and silver by 46%. Both have seen even bigger gains in most currencies and especially sterling. This is largely due to continuing ultra loose monetary policies globally and growing concerns about the financial and economic outlook.

The Fed has indicated it will hold interest rates lower for longer. Central banks have pledged even more monetary easing amid concerns over the fallout from the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union and geopolitical risk globally. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced plans for even more QE – 28 trillion yen ($265 billion) to......

Alternative News Network: Gold Bullion Up 1.6%, Silver Surges 3.7% After Poor U.S. Data and Dovish Fed "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert

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Gold bullion was up 1.6% and silver surged 3.7% yesterday, their second consecutive day of gains, after U.S. durable-goods orders dropped sharply, adding to speculation that Federal Reserve policy makers will maintain ultra loose monetary policies. Gold and silver consolidated on those gains in Asia and in early European trading.

2016 YTD Relative Performance

Both precious metals are set for further gains in July consolidating on the gains in the first two quarters. This is bullish from a technical, momentum and sentiment perspective.

Bookings for durable goods, goods meant to last at least three years, fell a very sharp 4 per cent in June, a bigger fall than forecast and the most since August 2014.

Gold moved higher as the Fed concluded a two-day meeting, where policy makers left interest rates unchanged claiming risks to the U.S. economy have subsided. This means there is still the possibility of very small rate increases this year. The durable goods number though shows that the U.S. recovery remains fragile at best.

Gold has climbed 26 percent this year in dollars terms and silver by 46%. Both have seen even bigger gains in most currencies and especially sterling. This is largely due to continuing ultra loose monetary policies globally and growing concerns about the financial and economic outlook.

The Fed has indicated it will hold interest rates lower for longer. Central banks have pledged even more monetary easing amid concerns...

21:39

The Daily Coin: Yield Curveball – Mike Maloney "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

image/youtube screen grabOne group of investors have a knack for spotting trouble in the market. They predicted the crash in both 2000 and 2008. And in this video, Mike shows you how to easily track them and see what they are thinking today. As you might have guessed, their outlook isn’t rosy. YT Comment JLep Thank you,…

21:35

: VIDEO: Muslim Man Angry at Delayed Flight Beats Up Police at Frankfurt Airport "IndyWatch Feed War"

Authorities urge people not to share shock video A Muslim man angry at his flight being delayed beat up two police officers at Frankfurt Airport in a video that has gone viral. The clip shows the man kicking and punching … Continue reading

21:35

: 4 Days Left to the End of July "IndyWatch Feed War"

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21:35

Earth First! Newswire: Protesters Lock Down at Spectra Gas Pipeline Construction Site, Boston "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

by Julie M. Cohen / Dedham Wicked Local

http://www.resistthepipeline.org/

http://www.resistthepipeline.org/

ROSLINDALE – Several people were arrested after locking and gluing themselves together at 9:50 a.m. on Saturday to block two construction sites of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral gas pipeline, according to Alyssa Lee of Resist the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline.

Lee said six people were arrested, however, Boston Police said four were arrested in the area of 2365 Centre St., West Roxbury. Police said that three were charged with trespassing and disturbing the peace and a fourth person was charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace and hindering a police officer.

Bound at the waist and ankles using chains and superglue, Lee said the group aimed to stop the project from endangering the community and disrupting the climate....

21:35

The Daily Coin: US Preparing To Keep The Middle East Secure By Keeping The Puppet Govs In Power "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

war nwoBoston police using stingrays without warrants. EU putting pressure on UK saying they will have an influx of refugees. Germany boost police presence, surveillance and introduce more laws that take away rights of the people. Kiev refuses to pay Russia the 3 billion. Kiev receives 72 drones from the US. Erdogan wants the death penalty.…

21:30

The Event Chronicle: These 16,000 Foods May Contain the Hormone-Disrupting Chemical BPA "IndyWatch Feed World"

These 16,000 Foods May Contain the Hormone-Disrupting Chemical BPA

For consumers who want to avoid bisphenol A, Environmental Working Group (EWG) has created the first easily, searchable database of nearly 16,000 processed food and drinks packaged in materials that may contain this hormone-disrupting chemical, better known as BPA. The list was compiled from a little-known food industry inventory and is now available at EWG’s Food Scores database.

BPA acts like estrogen in the body and is especially dangerous for pregnant women and children in critical stages of development. Independent scientific studies link it to cancer, infertility, diabetes, obesity and brain, nerve and heart disorders and it’s just been listed by California as a chemical known to cause reproductive problems.

“No other industry in the world is more adept at marketing products to its customers than food and beverage companies—except apparently when it comes to informing them about the possible presence of a toxic chemical linked to hormone disruption and cancer,” EWG President K...

21:28

: Syrian Army Advancing inside Handarat Refugee Camp near Aleppo City "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Click to see the full-size map

The Syrian army is advancing inside the Handarat Refugee Camp south of the Mallah Farms area near Aleppo city.

The operation followed the liberation of the Bani Zeid neighborhood of Aleppo city that allowed the Syrian army and the Kurdish YPG to unite the front against jihadi groups in Syria.

Meanwhile, Russia and Syrian have launched a full-scale humanitarian operation in order to avoid civilian casualties in further operations inside Aleppo.

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21:28

Zen Gardner: Transformation, X-Ray Eyes and the Lifting of the Veil "IndyWatch Feed World"

by Zen Gardner

These are very exciting times as well as extremely challenging ones. Changes continue to accelerate on personal as well as external fronts, and will continue to do so.  This veil lifting meme has come on strong. It’s in our collective consciousness. It’s the awakening morphing as we said it would and will continue to do.

On the external front, the BREXIT issue is very indicative of the growing effects of recent events, even if it’s engineered to try and bring on a new globalist plan. The point is people are getting a sense of empowerment and involvement. When these openings arise they lead to more awakenings of the spirit as related issues come to light.

I see and feel it here in Spain, as there are a lot of Brits here and they’re talking about it quite a bit and recalculating many things as a result, as are all other nationalities here in Europe. It affects trade, freedom of movement and places of residence the most immediately.

People are already on the defensive with the monetary manipulations and the underlying issue of disappearlng national cultures with the migration agenda in full swing, so the cumulative effect of these issues is precipitating new viewpoints and understandings about what’s going on.

Populations are also being battered about by these escalating false flags and ginned up fear with the resulting militarization of their otherwise peaceful nations. They’re seeing through all this more and more. That’s pretty powerful. It’s all backfiring as they get more and more desperate to gain control, and people aren’t buying into it nearly as much.

The Break Though Is Under Way – And It’s Very Personal

The truth is bubbling through this lifting veil and changing the playing field in more ways than we c...

21:26

: Germany May Use Internal Army to Combat Terrorism As Europeans Told to “Expect Attacks” On a Daily Basis "IndyWatch Feed War"

“Suicide bombing.” “Axe attack on a train.” “Fatal machete attack.” “Priest’s throat cut.” “Mall shooting rampage.” All that just since a vehicle plowed through hundreds of people on the streets in Nice, France. Is there any end to the madness? … Continue reading

21:23

OpEdNews: Eavesdropping on a Summer's Day "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The upsetting Georgia video that should motivate our society to make major changes in how we raise our children--and ourselves.

21:23

Uprootedpalestinians's Blog: The Half-day Summit and its Pre-determined Decisions "IndyWatch Feed War"

Talal Salman A few Arab leaders, along with a number of ministers who will represent the many (leaders) who will be absent, will meet in “the tent” of Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, on the boundary between “Arabs” and “Africans” on the Atlantic Ocean, for the 27th Arab summit. The summit will not take as […]

21:22

Project Syndicate RSS-Feed: Trump the Traitor "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Were Donald Trump elected US President in November, the implications would be more terrifying than anyone thought. The problem would no longer be his vulgarity, sexism, racism, and defiant ignorance; it would be his possible infidelity to America itself.

21:14

Signs of the Times: Rare wolverine filmed in the Sierra Nevada believed to be first one in the area since 1920s "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal scurrying in the snow, scaling a tree and chewing on bait. They believe the wolverine is the same one that eight years ago became the first documented in the area since the 1920s. Chris Stermer, a wildlife biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, set up the remote cameras in the Tahoe National Forest after officials at a field station sent him photos in January of unusual tracks in the snow near Truckee. 'They were definitely wolverine tracks,' Stermer told the Sierra Sun newspaper. Wolverines, a member of the weasel family that look like a small bear with big claws, once were found throughout the Rocky Mountains and as far west as the Sierra. An estimated 250 to 300 wolverines survive in remote areas of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state, according to wildlife officials. Prior to the 2008 sighting, scientists were convinced fur trapping during the early 1900s had wiped out the species in California.

21:13

WhoWhatWhy: Classic Who: Foreigners Could Hack US Elections, Experts Say "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Is Russia trying to influence the US election? That question took center stage this week following the leak of thousands of DNC emails that has been attributed to Russian hackers and a bizarre press conference with Donald Trump.

It is a question that will certainly be debated endlessly in the coming days. However, it is unlikely that the corporate media will ask another, more important question: If Vladimir Putin is truly trying to get Donald Trump elected, is hacking the DNC servers the best his cyber warriors can do?

The answer is no.

Nearly a year ago, WhoWhatWhy explored the possibility of a foreign power hacking the vote in November. In light of recent events, we felt that it was important to re-run this piece, which answers the question: Could Russia pick the winner of our election?

Read our story below.

What if a foreign head of state had the power to handpick our next President? It sounds like the plot of a movie, but it actually might be in the realm of possibility.

Most people take our elections for granted. The few who don’t often suspect that one party might be trying to steal votes from the other. But they don’t envision that the theft could be coming from outside US borders.

What experts are telling us, though, is that our voting machines are so insecure that all elections, whether at the national, state, or local level, are vulnerable to being attacked by hackers in other countries.

Chinese and Russian hackers, for instance, have reportedly breached government databases. The government of Israel has been accused of...

21:12

Resilience: Peak Oil Review: A Midweek Update - 28th July 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

 A midweek update. Oil prices continued to fall this week as crude and gasoline stocks continued to grow.

21:01

TruthTheory: Alan Watts Shares His Wisdom On How You Can Be A Better Person "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

4331835by Luke Miller Truth Theory Alan Wilson Watts was a British-born American philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern […]

21:01

Resilience: Christopher Alexander’s Challenge meets Darren J. Doherty’s Design Process: More Thoughts "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This two-part series is part of a larger inquiry that started when we accepted Alexander’s challenge. Accepting this challenge means giving Alexander’s living process perspective2 serious attention towards any value it might offer permaculture.

21:00

Public Intelligence Blog: Yoda: What Melania & Donald Jr. Speech Plagarism Tells Us About the Trump Campaign… "IndyWatch Feed War"

yoda with light saberAccording to Michael Gerson, former White House speechwriter.

What George W. Bush’s chief speechwriter thinks of the Melania Trump mess

An error like the one Melania Trump committed last night tells us that the Trump campaign lacks seriousness and structure, which is also demonstrated by its divisive style, weak ground game and poor fundraising numbers.

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The Sketchy Ethics of Donald Trump Jr.’s Speech

The borrowed lines included in his keynote address at the Republican National Convention are a sign of what the next four years could look like.

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21:00

Bill Still: Still Report #1061 - Judge Jeanine's 7/23/16 Open "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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20:58

: Donald Trump: I would consider recognizing Crimea as Russian territory "IndyWatch Feed War"

Donald Trump said that if he is elected president, he would consider recognizing Crimea as Russian territory and lifting the sanctions against Russia.

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According to Donald Trump, he would consider recognizing Crimea as Russian territory and lifting the sanctions against Russia, if he is elected president.

The statement was made during a wide-ranging news conference on Wednesday, in response to a question about the presidential candidate’s position on the Crimea and Russia.

The Crimean Peninsula has been a part of Ukraine for decades, but after Kiev’s government was toppled by a revolt, residents of Crimea held a referendum, according to which the majority voted for joining Russia. In March 2014 Crimea became a part of Russia.

The EU and the US have refused to recognize the referendum and the annexation. As result, sanctions on Russian state banks and corporations have been enforced by the US and the EU.

During the same news conference, Donald Trump suggested Russia should hack Hillary Clinton’s email server to “find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” The remark has been harshly criticized, and the Clinton campaign said it has now become a national security issue.

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20:58

Earth First! Newswire: France ALF Sabotages Hunting Towers: Eight Total in July "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Bite Back

anonymous report:

France-ALF-destroys-hunting-towers“In North-East France Alsace-Lorraine region, 4 more Hunting towers have been destroyed raising the total this month to 8 towers.

Graffiti on them showed ALF signs.

Join by individual or collective actions NOW to save some animals from the hunt.”

[EF!J editor’s note: read about ALF’s earlier attack on hunting towers here.]

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20:56

: Deutsche Bank Profit Plunges 98 Percent As The Outlook For ‘The World’s Riskiest Bank’ Darkens "IndyWatch Feed War"

The biggest and most important bank in the biggest and most important country in Europe continues to implode right in front of our eyes.  If you follow my work regularly, you probably already know that I issued a major alarm … Continue reading

20:55

New Eastern Outlook: Why Europe has Been Paying for American Sins? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

464564565464After a string of bloody attacks that has hit Europe recently, the situation on the continent has drastically changed. France seems to be living in a constant state of emergency these days, while Belgium is increasing its combat readiness. Sad news is coming from Germany that somehow managed to avoid tragedies for a long time.

The consequences of the recent terrorist attacks can be observed everywhere in Europe, in the daily activities of European citizens, in the atmosphere in the streets, even in the declining economy. Most major European cities are now being patrolled by armed soldiers, while synagogues, railway stations and airports are being heavily guarded. Border crossings have been virtually closed. Last weekend we’ve witnessed an 11 kilometers long traffic jam on the border crossing between Spain and France.

French President Francois Holland has dispatched more than 10,000 soldiers and demanded to expand reservist ranks.

As it has been shown by the recent terrorist attacks in Europe, ISIS has been using full advantage of migrant flows, that provide radical militants with an opportunity to infiltrate Europe, notes the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. According to the German Federal Criminal Police office, an ever increasing number of r...

20:52

TruthTheory: 45,000 Abandoned Animals Found Homes Last Weekend Thanks To #ClearTheShelters "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

animals-adopted-45000-clear-the-shelters-31by Gareta J via Bored Panda Last weekend was special for a lot of homeless animals across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, because thanks to […]

20:48

The Watchers » Latest articles: Fiery re-entry of Chinese space junk over Western US "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A slow moving bright streak of light burst across the night sky over California, Utah and Nevada around 21:36 PTD on Wednesday, July 27 (04:36 UTC on July 28). Images and videos of the event immediately sent social media into a frenzy. The event, caused by space...... Read more »

20:45

Strategic Culture Foundation: US: Anti-China Drumbeat Growing Much Louder "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The US-China relations are at a low ebb today. Key issues dividing the world’s two leading economic powers include widespread computer hacking, economic tensions, concerns over human rights, pressures on foreign nonprofits in China, and the increasing Chinese assertions of sovereignty in South China Sea shipping lanes vital to global commerce. The Obama administration’s foreign policy rebalance, or «pivot», to Asia has been widely interpreted in China as an attempt to contain its rise...

20:41

The Ecologist: Dump Hinkley! And invest in the UK's real energy future "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

French energy giant EDF will today give the formal go-ahead for the Hinkley C nuclear power station in Somerset, writes Chris Goodall. But that's no reason for the UK to sign up to a disastrous deal that will cost us over £1 billion per year for 35 years - money that should be used to support the green technologies of the future.

20:30

The Big Picture: Electoral College Cartograms "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The WSJ has a fascinating graphic looking at 5 of the possible electoral college outcomes using different analytical assumptions.

 

2012 Electoral College Map

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Base States Vote Consistently for GOP or DEM Partybase states

 

Check out all 5 cartograms here.

 

The post Electoral College Cartograms appeared first on The Big Picture.

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20:21

The Wire: Disclosing the Identity of Rape Victim Remains a Grey Area in the Justice System "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Even when protected by an Indian Penal Code exemption that allows a dead victim’s family to reveal her identity, the media prefers to err on the side of caution

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Representational image. Credit: Reuters.

 

New Delhi: India is a country of glorious uncertainties. Be it the way our laws are formulated and then amended, or the way judges interpret them as per their own sensibilities and understanding, there is absolutely no uniformity or standard yardstick for arriving at conclusions. No wonder, when it comes to even sensitive issues like dealing with rape cases or their victims, again there are laws but nothing to explain the variance in standards applied for different cases.

Sample this. India’s two main bravery awards for children are named after Sanjay and Geeta Chopra, who were kidnapped for ransom but were later murdered. Their kidnappers had initially admitted to raping Geeta but later retracted their statement. Either way, they were both minor victims and the national awards for bravery were instituted in their memory to honour brave children each year.

Letter of the law

But in the present day scenario, the naming of minor victims and victims of sexual assault or printing or using their name in a manner which makes their identity known is prohibited by the law. Section 228 A of the Indian Penal Code lays down the provisions barring the dis...

20:19

LNG WATCH "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"













Oil Search said in a statement it’s talking with Total about its options and that it’s entitled to a $60 million break-up fee, with 20 percent going to Total, if the deal doesn’t go through after InterOil changed its recommendation.

“InterOil has advised that it intends to make a change in its recommendation and enter into an Arrangement Agreement...

20:16

The Wire: Imminent Saffronisation? Javadekar Meets RSS for Suggestions on Draft National Education Policy "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. Source: YouTube Screengrab

Human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar. Source: YouTube Screengrab

New Delhi: On Wednesday, newly-appointed human resource development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar had a close door meeting with the BJP’s ideological fount, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and some of its affiliate organisations, to seek their suggestions on the draft national education policy (NEP).

According to sources in the HRD ministry, the six-hour meeting was attended by senior functionaries from the RSS, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (AVBP), Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, Vidya Bharati, Shiksha Bachao Andolan, Sanskrit Bharati and Itihas Sankalan Yojana. BJP president Amit Shah was also present at the meeting, Javadekar’s first ever interaction with these organisations as HRD minister.

Ministry sources said the meeting was called to get the Sangh and its affiliate organisations’ suggestions on the new policy.

“Earlier this month, some points of the draft policy have been put on the ministry website for the public to see and offer suggestions. The ministry is set to reach out to individuals across the country on the policy through over 2.75 lakh direct consultations besides taking citizens’ input online. Wednesday’s meeting was a part of this consultative exercise,” the sources told The Wire.

Giving details of what emerged at the meeting, ABVP national joint organising secretary K.N. Raghunandan told The Wire, “Among other suggestions, we want a national commis...

19:47

IJCCR: Vol. 20 (Summer) pp. 41-53 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The “commodity – money – commodity” Mutual Credit Complementary Currency System. Marxian money to promote community trade and market economy Samo Kavčič Šercerjeva ul.26, 4240 Radovljica, Slovenia. E-mail: kavcic917@gmail.com Abstract The Mutual Credit Currency System, this most radical form of endogenous money, was evaluated and compared with Marx’s Commodity-Money-Commodity requirement.  A simple simulation of a small […]

19:43

IJCCR: Vol. 20 (Summer) pp. 24-40 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Classifying non-bank currency systems using web data Ariane Tichit*, Clément Mathonnat*, Diego Landivar** * Clermont University, Auvergne University, CNRS, UMR 6587, CERDI, F-63009 Clermont Fd. Email: ariane.tichit@udamail.f; Clement.MATHONNAT@udamail.fr; ** ESC Clermont, 63000 Clermont-Fd. Email: diego.landivar@france-bs.com. Abstract This paper develops a new classification of non-bank currency systems based on a lexical analysis from French-language web data in order to […]

19:42

The Wire: How Rajnath Singh Shot India in the Heart "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Modi government may not have begun the current slide towards chaos in the Valley, but by ignoring the many signals of growing anger that emanate from the region, it has opened the doorway to hell.

Srinagar: Masked Kashmiri shout slogans during a torch light protest in Srinagar on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI7_21_2016_000351B)

Srinagar: Masked Kashmiri shout slogans during a torch light protest in Srinagar. Credit: PTI

Twenty days have passed since Burhan Wani was killed and every foreboding I felt when I heard of his death has been fulfilled. The Indian state has deployed every instrument of control in its armoury. Kashmir has been under curfew for 15 days. Newspapers were banned for four days, social media on the internet blocked, and the SMS facility on mobile phones remains cut off. Crowds have been dispersed with batons, pellets and bullets. Hospital records show that as of July 23, 47 people had been killed, 125 injured by police bullets and 595 injured by pellets  – 70% with these injuries are above the waist, with a thousand or more injured in less grievous ways.

But far from being contained, the flames are continuing to spread. Paharis from the border area of Gurez, who had stayed aloof from the insurgency of the 1990s, have voiced their anger at being described by Zee TV as being unaffected by the rage this time. So great is the upwelling of anger that the middle ground that has always existed in Kashmi...

19:42

Resilience: Climate Change Activism: A Post-Mortem "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Thus it’s not inappropriate to ask what happened to all the apparent political momentum the climate change movement had ten or fifteen years ago, and why a movement so apparently well organized, well funded, and backed by so large a scientific consensus failed so completely.

19:38

IJCCR: Vol 20 (Summer) pp. 2-23 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Psychological factors influencing the use and development of Complementary Currencies Carmen Smith, Alan Lewis University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA27AY, United Kingdom, Email: C.J.Smith@bath.ac.uk; A.Lewis@bath.ac.uk Abstract This paper presents a novel socio-psychological analysis of the motivations and experiences of mutual credit members in the United Kingdom and in the United States. Primary data comprised of interviews […]

19:28

The Wire: Bastar Journalist Claims Threat to Life in Jagdalpur Jail "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Santosh Yadav has said that an inmate was planning an attack on him and has expressed apprehensions of being killed inside the jail.

Santosh Yadav. Credit: Amnesty International

Santosh Yadav. Credit: Amnesty International

Bastar-based journalist Santosh Yadav, who was arrested by the Chhattisgarh police in September and charged with taking part in an encounter with the security forces has now claimed a threat to his life in Jagdalpur jail, where he is presently lodged. Eighteen villager are already imprisoned on the same charges.

According to a report in The Hindu, Santosh conveyed a message through his father, who met him in the jail on Tuesday, that an inmate named Vicky was planning an attack on him.

Budhram, Yadav’s father, told the newspaper: “I went to meet Santosh today. He told me that some people were about to attack him last night but did not do so because of the presence of a security guard outside the barrack. He said a person named Vicky was planning to attack him. He expressed apprehensions that he might be killed inside the jail. He is extremely scared. He asked me to convey this massage to Kamal Shukla [the senior journalist who launched a campaign for the release of Mr. Yadav and other journalists from jail].”

While the police claim Santosh is a Maoist sympathiser, journalists describe him as a fearless w...

19:23

Tech Companies Like Google, Uber, Twitter and AirBnb Donate Tons of Free Food Waste True Activist

food-waste

Certain tech companies are famous for feeding their employees very well. At Google headquarters in Mountain View, California for example, they have close to 30 different cafés to choose from.

Former head chef Nate Keller, who left the company in 2008, said that Google was serving over 40,000 gourmet meals a day, spending at least $80 million a year on food alone.

This isn’t just free pizza and bologna sandwiches either. The restaurants served anything from vegan truffles, omelets, fried chicken benedicts, BBQ beef brisket and even full-sized fresh lobsters.

Other major companies such as Twitter, Dropbox, Uber, AirBnb and LinkendIn all generate thousands of uneaten meals a day as well.

Fortunately, these companies aren’t tossing their food waste. They all use a non-profit named Food Runners. This organization collects all extra food and redistributes them for donation through a network of volunteers.

Food Runners distributes food to about 300 different organizations. According to their website, they deliver 5,000 meals in San Francisco each day. They deliver over 15 t...

19:22

The Wire: Director of Ka Bodyscapes, Denied Certification by the CBFC, to Move High Court "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The film was denied certification because it has “sensitive gay scenes, use of derogatory words against women and vulgar dialogues”.

The Poster for Ka Bodyscapes

The Poster for Ka Bodyscapes

The producer and director of the film Ka Bodyscapes, Jayan Cherian, has said that he will move the Kerala high court against the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) refusal to certify the public screening of the film.

Ka Bodyscapes, which is set in Calicut, follows the lives and struggles of three characters. Writing in Kafila, J. Devika describes the setting and characters as such:

Misogyny and homophobia have touched new heights in an ageing, middle-class-dominated society where growing Hindu right-wing mobilization, and the rise of predatory capitalism now erodes civil liberties of the young, men and women of all communities, and workers’ rights. In this bleak socialscape, three young people – Haris, a free-spirited gay painter; Vishnu, a rural kabaddi player from an upper-caste, conservative Hindu family and Haris’ object of desire; and Sia, a Muslim woman who belongs to a traditional aristocratic family, fast descending into penury and an activist who fights patriarchy in the family and the factory – struggle to find space and happiness. The film explores their quest for freedom and rebellion.

The film was...

19:00

The Big Picture: Forecasting Interest Rates over the Long Run "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Forecasting Interest Rates over the Long Run
Tobias Adrian, Richard Crump, Peter Diamond, and Rui Yu
Liberty Street Economics, JULY 18, 2016

 

 

LSE_Forecasting Interest Rates over the Long Run

In a previous post, we showed how market rates on U.S. Treasuries violate the expectations hypothesis because of time-varying risk premia. In this post, we provide evidence that term structure models have outperformed direct market-based measures in forecasting interest rates. This suggests that term structure models can play a role in long-run planning for public policy objectives such as assessing the viability of Social Security.

Motivation
The future evolution of interest rates is an important consideration for policymakers. For example, Social Security maintains a trust fund of U.S. Treasury securities to fund future obligations. Consequently, assessing the program’s viability over time must include a view about future interest rates. Moreover, the present-discounted value of the actuarial shortfall depends on the interest rates used for discounting. Small changes in the forecasted path of interest rates can substantially alter the picture of the fund’s financial health. Thus, if the latest forecast has higher rates than previously predicted, Social Security’s expected future revenue would be higher (when the trust......

18:57

New Eastern Outlook: The USA Debt Time-bomb Tocking, Ticking, Tock, Tick… "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

6456456456456Most of the world has an image of the United States as the one country of the advanced industrial world that took consequent action in the wake of the March 2007-September 2008 financial crisis. The result, we are carefully led to believe—via the politically ever-correct mainstream media like The New York Times or the CNBC financial network or Bloomberg—is that American banks and corporations today are back on their feet, healthy, robust. We are led to believe that eight years of Obama Administration economic genius have produced near-all-time low unemployment as the US leads the way among the G-7 to healthy growth. Only one thing wrong with this picture—it’s a complete, fabricated lie, fabricated by Washington with the collusion of the Wall Street banks and the Federal Reserve. The reality is pretty scary for those living in ignorance. The cracks now emerging in an unprecedented level of US corporate debt are flashing red alert on a new economic crisis, a very, very ugly one.

Nobel economics laureate Paul Krugman once made the stupid argument that “debt doesn’t matter.” Dick Cheney back during the 2002 Washington budget debates over the wisdom of making new tax cuts amid huge costs to finance the new Washington War on Terror, made the equally stupid comment, “Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter.” In the real world, where debts of private households, of governments like Greece or Portugal or Detroit City, or private corporations like Chesapeake Energy or General Motors, effect jobs, technology, entire communi...

18:45

Strategic Culture Foundation: Brexit Drives Franco-German Split "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Berlin and Paris have long been seen as the main political drivers for the European Union project. When Britain voted last month to quit the 28-member bloc, it was German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande to whom the leadership role beckoned for rallying a «united Europe» and defending the core concept of the EU...

18:45

Strategic Culture Foundation: Is Saudi Arabia Really Seeking Regime Change in Iran? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Just as the Iranian judiciary was preparing to put those who stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran earlier this year on trial, former Saudi intelligence chief and diplomat Prince Turki al-Faisal Al Saud appeared to step up the campaign against Iran by appearing at the July 9 annual conference of the exiled Iranian opposition group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) in Paris...

18:36

The Wire: Police Beats Black Man to Death After Arrest in Canada, Sparks Race Debate "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A man casts a shadow near a message written in chalk during a vigil for Abdirahman Abdi, a Somali immigrant to Canada who died after being hospitalized in critical condition following his arrest by Canadian police, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 26, 2016. Chris Wattie, Reuters/ Files

A man casts a shadow near a message written in chalk during a vigil for Abdirahman Abdi, a Somali immigrant to Canada who died after being hospitalized in critical condition following his arrest by Canadian police, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 26, 2016. Chris Wattie, Reuters/ Files

Ottawa: The death of a mentally ill black man following his arrest by the police in Canada‘s capital has sparked calls for a probe into whether race was a factor in the incident, as advocacy groups voiced concerns over police violence against minorities.

Witnesses told local media that the Somali immigrant, identified as 37-year-old Abdirahman Abdi, was beaten by Ottawa police officers. A video from a bystander showed him in a bloodied shirt lying face down on the ground with his hands cuffed behind his back and his pants pulled down before paramedics arrived.

While incidents of this type are rare in Canada, they are not unheard of and the death echoed similar events in the US where allegat...

18:01

The Stringer: Don’t move "IndyWatch Feed National"

Two major news stories here in the U.S., both chilling, point out how readily U.S. authorities will murder people based on race and the slightest possibility of a threat to those in places of power. On July 5th Baton Rouge police killed Anton Sterling in a Louisiana parking lot.  Sterling was a 37-year-old Black father […]

17:57

[Watch] Video Shows Cop Violently Arresting Black Teacher For Speeding True Activist

Credit: Rodolfo Gonzalez

Credit: Rodolfo Gonzalez

It’s been over a year since the incident, but Breaion King is still haunted by her encounter with police after she was pulled over for speeding. The video of her arrest has just recently been released to the public and went viral because of the unnecessary violence used by the police officer.

Officer Bryan Richter seemed reasonable enough at the beginning of the interaction, asking King to get back in her car and requesting her driver’s license as he told her she was being stopped for speeding.

When Richter asks King to put her feet back in the car so that he can close the door, the 26-year-old elementary school teacher responds with, “Can you please hurry up?” It’s at this point that Richter simultaneously asks King to step out of her vehicle because of her “uncooperative attitude” and reaches forcefully into the car to pull her out.

Naturally, King resists his tugging and Richter only increases his force, eventually pulling her out, throwing her body into the air and slamming her to the ground.

He repeatedly throws her down onto the pavement, and King continuously asks, “Why are you doing this to me?” Richter demands that she put her hands behind her back, but every time she attempts to do so, he pushes her back down.

In a...

17:49

The Wire: No Country for Women? Why Offering Witness Protection to Rape Survivors is a Must "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

States can send a strong message of institutional intolerance towards violence against women by offering strong witness protection schemes, which will go a long way in increase conviction rates, and rehabilitating survivors and their families.

India needs strong witness protection laws. Credit: Fra/Flickr Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

India needs strong witness protection laws. Credit: Fra/Flickr Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

In 2013, a young Dalit girl was gang-raped in Bhiwani, Haryana, by a group of five men. On the basis of a police complaint, two of the attackers were arrested but were soon granted bail, while the other three remained free. The girl and her family then filed petitions for the arrest all the accused. In July 2016, the girl’s decision to use her right to access justice and file a criminal complaint led to being gang-raped again by the same men. The men kidnapped her when she was returning from college, drugged her and then raped again. They dumped her near Rohtak, where she was found unconscious.

According to the girl’s statements, she and her family had been facing continuous harassment and intimidation from the accused, who wanted an out-of-court settlement and did not want her to pursue the case. Their threats culminated in the second gang-rape.

The case underscores the terrifying impunity that rapists enjoy in India and the failure of the criminal justice system in providing justice to survivors. It is a...

17:34

The Wire: New Cabinet-Approved GST Bill drops 1% Inter-State Sales Tax "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Finance minister, Arun Jaitley, and the Cabinet are preparing to introduce the amended GST Bill in Parliament. Credits: Augustus Binu/flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

Finance minister, Arun Jaitley, and the Cabinet are preparing to introduce the amended GST Bill in Parliament. Credits: Augustus Binu/flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

New Delhi: The cabinet today cleared changes in the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill, dropping the 1% manufacturing tax and and guaranteeing compensation for any revenue losses states may experience in the first five years of rolling out the proposed indirect tax scheme.

The cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, decided that the GST Council will adjudicate any disputes that arise between the Centre and states. To this end, the council will have representatives from both the Centre and the states. Since the cabinet and states approve of the amendments, the government is hopeful that the amended GST Bill will pass in the ongoing monsoon session of parliament, which ends on August 12.

The GST Bill, with the changes approved by the cabinet, could come up in the Rajya Sabha as early as this week, but certainly by next week. The changes approved by the cabinet are to the Constitutional Amendment Bill that was approved by the Lok Sabha in August last year. Once the Rajya Sabha approves the legislation, the amended Bill will have to go back to the Lok Sabha again for approval. “The amendments to the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill have been cleared,” a top official said after a Union Cabinet meetin...

17:28

No Fibs: Don Dale abuses: Nigel Scullion went to dinner – @Qldaah #ntpol #auspol "IndyWatch Feed National"

Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion’s office was given advanced warning of the airing of the ABC Four Corners program, Australia’s Shame. However, the minister kept his dinner date. The shocking footage of teenagers being bound, tear gassed and thrown across prison cells in the Northern Territory’s Don Dale youth detention centre has appalled the nation. Despite […]

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17:27

The Wire: Bezwada Wilson, Pioneering the Long Legal Fight Against Manual Scavenging "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The 2016 Magsaysay Award winner’s journey is one of courage, passion, perseverance and hope.

A labourer cleans an underground drain. Credit: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A labourer cleans an underground drain. Credit: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri

The first phone call I received yesterday morning was from a friend, excitedly informing me that Bezwada Wilson had been awarded the Magsaysay Award. In that moment of savouring the news, I couldn’t help but remember the journey and accomplishments of this courageous and steadfast activist. How privileged I am for having walked with him part of the way, as the lawyer for the Safai Karamchari Andolan, in its historic litigation seeking an end to manual scavenging in India. Manual scavenging, or the practice of manually removing human excreta from dry latrines, is perhaps the most abhorrent practice of caste-based enslavement in our country. Manual scavengers are treated as untouchables not only by other caste groups, but often by other Dalit castes as well.

In 2003, the Safai Karamchari Andolan, headed by Wilson, approached the Supreme Court by way of a writ petition seeking implementation of the 1993 law that prohibited manual scavenging – a law that has been observed more in the breach. The petition was grounded in the constitution. Artic...

17:26

Conservation news: New species of orange-red scorpionfish discovered in the Caribbean "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

In the southern Caribbean Sea, near the Island of Curaçao, scientists have discovered a new species of vibrantly-colored scorpionfish. This bright orange-red fish occurs at depths of 95 to 160 meters (or 310 to 525 feet) and is the deepest-living member of its genus in the western Atlantic Ocean, researchers write in a new study published in ZooKeys. The fish was discovered using a manned submersible, Curasub, operated by Smithsonian Institute's Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP). Conventional SCUBA divers cannot go beyond depths of 30 to 50 metres below the water surface. But Curasub can go up to 300 meters, and is used by marine scientists to study the lesser-known tropical marine fishes and invertebrates occurring at those depths. Using two hydraulic arms, the Carasub immobilizes, anaesthetizes, and collects fish from these depths. “The 50-300 m tropical ocean zone is poorly studied – too deep for conventional SCUBA and too shallow to be of much interest to really deep-diving submersibles,” Carole C. Baldwin, lead scientist of DROP, said in a statement. “The Curasub is providing scientists with the technology needed to remedy this gap in our knowledge of Caribbean reef biodiversity.” [caption id="attachment_187810" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Scorpaenodes barrybrowni in honor of Substation Curaçao and freelance photographer Barry Brown. Photo credit: Barry Brown.[/caption] The scientists have named the newly discovered scorpionfish Scorpaenodes barrybrowni in honor of freelance photographer Barry Brown, who “has patiently, diligently, and expertly taken photographs of hundreds of fishes and invertebrates captured alive by DROP Investigators,” the authors write. "He has generously shared his photographs, and…

17:18

Corporate Australia: The Australian Census 2016 - What you really need to know? "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Not many serf's would be aware of the (real) state of 'law' on an occupied land like Australia.

Why Occupied?

Because first and foremost the (British) occupiers of this continent have not negotiated a treaty, as opposed to the occupiers of New Zealand who have a treaty (irrespective of how dodgy - called the Treaty of Waitangi) with the native population.

Therefore, the people in Australian government to this day are in dishonour.

...

16:20

German 'Officials' Call To Change Constitution After Munich Shooting; Military On Streets and Gun Control David Icke latest headlines

‘The bodies of the victims of Munich’s recent mass shooting barely cold, German “authorities” and politicians have wasted no time in calling for more police state measures and the further clamp down on access to gun ownership in Germany. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Hermann is now pushing for going so far as to revise the German Constitution so that limits placed on using the military domestically can be removed, allowing the German military to be used inside Germany for “large-scale terrorist situations.” The limits on Germany’s military were put in place after World War II and in response to Germany’s experience with the Nazi regime with all its excesses, totalitarianism, violence, and genocide.’ Read more: German ‘Officials’ Call To Change Constitution After Munich Shooting; Military On Streets and Gun Control

16:15

Progressives BETRAYED! Democratic party official platform is now pro FRACKING, pro Monsanto, pro TPP, anti GMO labeling David Icke latest headlines

‘Because of the diverse audience we attract, there are a lot of Natural News readers who are still supporting the Democrats. If you’re one of those people, it’s time for you to question what you’re really supporting because you may not be aware that the democratic party openly supports fracking, Monsanto, vaccine mandates, chemical agriculture and the TPP. On top of that, they’re mostly opposed to GMO labeling, too. Only Sen. Sanders really stood up to the biotech industry on that point, and now after the DNC email leaks, you know how the democrat establishment hosed Sanders with a vindictive smear campaign to destroy his chances of winning the nomination. The truth is, the Democrat party is not a party of progressive ideas. Even the progressive news website Common Dreams has authored this piece blasting the DNC for its betrayals.’ Read more: Progressives BETRAYED! Democratic party official platform is now pro FRACKING, pro Monsanto, pro TPP, anti GMO labeling

16:10

‘No on TPP': Hecklers & other distractions during Obama’s DNC speech David Icke latest headlines

‘President Barack Obama’s speech on Wednesday highlighted the need for party unity and long term commitment to changing the political system. However, his speech was upstaged by TPP protesters and other noisy audience members. Early into his speech, Obama covered many of the tragedies that have befallen the nation during his presidency. “There are pockets of America that never recovered in factory closures,” he said as one loud voice shouted out “No more TPP!” Quieter protesters held up anti-TPP signs during his speech. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is supported by Barack Obama; so much so that some have speculated that he had hoped it would be a lasting legacy of his administration.’ Read more: ‘No on TPP’: Hecklers & other distractions during Obama’s DNC speech

16:05

Clinton Cash: 'Devastating' Documentary Reveals How Clintons Went From 'Dead Broke' To Mega Wealthy David Icke latest headlines

‘Clinton Cash, a feature documentary based on the Peter Schweizer book, has been posted to YouTube for all to view free just in time for the DNC. Clinton Cash investigates how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being “dead broke” after leaving the White House to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with over $2 billion in donations to their foundation. This wealth was accumulated during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State through lucrative speaking fees and contracts paid for by foreign companies and Clinton Foundation donors. The New York Times hailed the book as “The most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle” while MSNBC described the documentary as devastating for the Hillary campaign. The Clinton camp has, of course, dismissed the documentary as a right-wing smear campaign filled with unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.’ Read more: Clinton Cash: ‘Devastating’ Documentary Reveals How Clintons Went From ‘Dead Broke’ To Mega Wealthy

16:00

The David Icke World Wide Wake Up Tour 2016/2017 - Australia, United States And Europe Tickets Now Available David Icke latest headlines

PLEASE CIRCULATE FAR AND WIDE – THANK YOU   Click here for World Wide Wake Up Website …

15:55

‘Not medicine, but poison’: Hungarian PM says his country does not need ‘a single migrant’ David Icke latest headlines

‘Right-wing Hungarian leader Victor Orban said refugees are less than welcome in Hungary, calling them “a poison” and “terror risk” at a joint press conference with his Austrian counterpart. He also rejected the migration policy the EU is trying to impose. Orban, who is known as a harsh critic of the mandatory migrant quota scheme that the EU proposed in February, argued that there is no reason for Hungary to take in any migrants, as its economy and demography would be better off without them. “Hungary does not need a single migrant for the economy to work, or the population to sustain itself, or for the country to have a future,” he said, stressing, that, on the contrary, “every single migrant poses a public security and terror risk.”’ Read more: ‘Not medicine, but poison’: Hungarian PM says his country does not need ‘a single migrant’

15:54

Biblical Scholar Claims Jesus Christ Was a Hoax Designed to Control the People David Icke latest headlines

Joseph Atwill, who is the author of a book entitled ‘Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus’, asserts that Christianity did not begin as a religion, but was actually a sophisticated government propaganda exercise used to pacify the subjects of the Roman Empire. Read more: Biblical Scholar Claims Jesus Christ Was a Hoax Designed to Control the People

15:53

Graduates who fail to make student loan repayments should face arrest like New Zealanders, education expert suggests David Icke latest headlines

Graduates who move overseas and fail to repay their student loans after their studies should be arrested, suggests an education expert who has authored a report on what the UK can learn from New Zealand’s higher education sector. Sam Cannicott, former Regent’s University London employee who now works for Statistics New Zealand, described how New Zealand’s “no-nonsense approach” to collecting student loan repayments from graduates overseas highlights the “timidity of the steps taken in the UK.” Read more: Graduates who fail to make student loan repayments should face arrest like New Zealanders, education expert suggests

15:51

Killed in hospital row: Man sets ward on fire in horrific attack, three dead David Icke latest headlines

‘The horrific moment a man set a hospital ward ablaze in an attack on another patient, killing three including himself, has been caught on CCTV. The shocking incident involved an apparently furious dialysis patient at a private hospital in Albania. The video shows him walking calmly into the ward, where four people are receiving treatment, before dousing a male patient with gasoline. A scuffle ensues before the perpetrator ignites the fluid, causing an explosion and engulfing the room in flames.’ Read more: Killed in hospital row: Man sets ward on fire in horrific attack, three dead

15:48

Pope aide faces probe over child sex abuse: Report David Icke latest headlines

‘Australian police have launched an investigation into the Vatican’s finance chief, Cardinal George Pell, over allegations of child sex abuse. According to a report by the national broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), police in Victoria State are conducting the probe into allegations of abuse by Pell in Ballarat, Torquay and Melbourne. The ABC has obtained eight police statements from complainants, family members and witnesses contributing to the investigation. The report also includes claims that Pell touched two boys inappropriately in a pool in the late 1970s. The two men, who were in primary school at the time, said Pell abused them when he would frequent Ballarat’s Eureka pool.’ Read more: Pope aide faces probe over child sex abuse: Report

15:45

‘STRANGER THINGS’ – Hollywood MK Ultra Goes Full Occult David Icke latest headlines

‘The popular 80s pastiche series Stranger Things begins with a familiar scene of E.T. nostalgia, centering around Dungeons & Dragons. The scene is particularly familiar to me, since I played D&D back in the day, but learned very quickly this nefarious practice was like kryptonite to all things female. Oddly enough, the series appears to reflect a new trend amongst Hollywood A-listers, where nerd culture has revived the ancient 80s practice of playing D&D.’ Read more: ‘STRANGER THINGS’ – Hollywood MK Ultra Goes Full Occult

15:44

Phantom Self – David Icke’s Acclaimed New Book Available At Davidicke.com David Icke latest headlines

Phantom Self is now available for immediate shipping Worldwide! Phantom Self now shipping immediately Click here to secure a copy for immediate despatch … Includes what David calls ‘the most important chapter I have ever written’. Deeper in the rabbit hole than ever before, solution-based and right up with current events.

15:39

Will Turkey be expelled from NATO? David Icke latest headlines

‘Many analysts believe Turkey and NATO are on a collision course. One end of their argument hinges on the belief — apparently shared to an extent by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish government — that the United States and NATO played a role in the unsuccessful coup attempt July 15. Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdag, who heads for Washington soon to try to negotiate the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Turkish cleric accused of masterminding the coup, has laid Turkey’s position on the line. “The US knows Fethullah Gulen carried out this coup. Mr. Obama knows this just as he knows his own name. I am convinced that American intelligence knows it, too. I am convinced the State Department knows it. … Other countries know it, too, because every country has an intelligence agency,” Bozdag insisted during a TV interview.’ Read more: Will Turkey be expelled from NATO?

15:36

Turkey orders arrest of more journalists in post-coup crackdown David Icke latest headlines

‘Authorities in Turkey have issued arrest warrants for another 47 journalists suspected of having been linked to a recent failed coup in the country. The warrants were on Tuesday issued against “executives and some staff, including columnists of Zaman newspaper,” Reuters reported, citing an unnamed official. Back in March, Turkish authorities seized control of Zaman and Today’s Zaman newspapers as well as the Cihan News Agency, all part of the Feza Media Group.’ Read more: Turkey orders arrest of more journalists in post-coup crackdown

15:35

KeySniffer: Hackers can snag wireless keyboard keystrokes from 250 feet away David Icke latest headlines

‘You might want to check if your wireless keyboard is on a list of vulnerable devices, since researchers warned that hackers can read your keystrokes from at least 250 feet away. In other words, a hacker could snag your passwords, credit card numbers and any other private information in clear text. The Bastille Research Team discovered that flawed and inexpensive keyboards do not use any encryption when wirelessly sending keystrokes to the USB dongle. Researcher Marc Newlin warned, “This makes it possible for an attacker to both eavesdrop on everything a victim types, as well as transmit their own malicious keystrokes, which allows them to type directly on the victim’s computer.”’ Read more: KeySniffer: Hackers can snag wireless keyboard keystrokes from 250 feet away

15:34

Papua New Guinea Mine Watch: MCC to resume logging operations at Ramu mine "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

MCC to resume logging operations at Ramu mine

MCC to resume logging operations at Ramu mine

Post Courier | July 28,2016

Mineral Resources Authority has granted permission for Ramu NiCo to resume logging operations at its Kurumbukari mine site. The permission was issued by Inspector Joseph Umare last Monday following a visit to the mine and logging training sites after the  logging cessation order was imposed in August last year by the inspectorate following a fatality following the logging activity by a logging contractor.

Mr Umare in a letter presented to the registered mine manager and general manager of KBK mine Sarimu Kanu reads: “the matter has been examined in the light of what is stated in your submissions referred above along with assessments of training and competencies of your logging operators as well as the discussions held with you and your senior management team at your KBK Mine site.”

“The assurance and commitment given by you and your senior management team to take all necessary measures to ensure health and safety of all persons in your Logging Operation at KBK Mine, I hereby grant you permission to Resume Logging Operation at your KBK Mine.”

The permission was given with several conditions including the health and safety of logging crews and those who are engaged in the logging activity.

The logging permission follows immediately after the permission by the Ins...

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Scientists Say A Mystery Species Bred with Ancient Humans in Distant Past David Icke latest headlines

‘A new study of the genomes of Australasians has revealed sections of DNA that do not match any known hominin species. The dramatic findings mean that a mystery species bred with ancient humans in the distant past and that our family tree is much more complex than previously believed. New Scientist reports that the unknown species bred with early human ancestors when they migrated from Africa to Australasia. The surprising finding, published in the journal Nature Genetics, was made by Jaume Bertranpetit at Pompeu Fabra University in Spain and his colleagues, who examined the genomes of living Indigenous Australians, Papuans, people from the Andaman Islands near India, and from mainland India. The results revealed sections of DNA that did not match any previously identified hominin species.’ Read more: Scientists Say A Mystery Species Bred with Ancient Humans in Distant Past

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Churches told to bolster security after ISIS murder of Normandy priest David Icke latest headlines

‘Churches must review their security to deter terrorist attacks, the British Home Office has told religious leaders, as it made £2.4 million (US$3.1 million) available to strengthen protective measures in places of worship. The call follows the latest terrorist attack in France on Tuesday, in which a Catholic priest was reportedly beheaded in front of his congregation in a Normandy suburb by two self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) “soldiers.” However, calls for armed security personnel outside churches were strongly rejected by religious leaders, who believe the sanctuaries should remain public and accessible venues for all.’ Read more: Churches told to bolster security after ISIS murder of Normandy priest

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A Fifth Of Parents Skip Meals So Kids Don’t Go Hungry During Summer Break David Icke latest headlines

‘A fifth of parents go hungry during the day in order to ensure their children get enough food in the long summer school holiday, a survey by a leading poverty charity has found. Research by the Trussell Trust has uncovered a disturbing level of poverty across the UK, as one in five parents say they skip a meal during the day so there will be enough food for their children. Two in five parents surveyed said they worry about the extra costs of childcare during the summer holiday.’ Read more: A Fifth Of Parents Skip Meals So Kids Don’t Go Hungry During Summer Break

15:24

DNC Blocked Challenge to Tim Kaine By Denying Paperwork to Bernie Supporters David Icke latest headlines

‘The Democratic National Committee shut down the plot to field a vice presidential challenger to Sen. Tim Kaine … by stalling on paperwork! Breitbart News has learned that the DNC used Office Space tactics to shut down the anti-Kaine effort, which we reported on Monday as it was developing among pro-Bernie delegates on the convention floor. The roll call vote to nominate Hillary Clinton and Kaine will occur Tuesday. Donna Smith, executive director of Progressive Democrats of America, told Breitbart News that she requested the proper forms to get her anti-Kaine candidate on the ballot for Tuesday’s roll call vote.’ Read more: DNC Blocked Challenge to Tim Kaine By Denying Paperwork to Bernie Supporters

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Hillary: Golly, I had no idea the DNC was rigging the primaries David Icke latest headlines

‘Whenever there’s a scandal involving a Clinton, you can be sure that the Clintons knew nothing about it. They are forever “out of the loop” when it comes to the sleazy, underhanded activities of their lackeys. This has been true in virtually every nefarious Clinton-based plot for the last twenty-five years, and there’s no reason to think anything’s changed. As always, when it comes to the DNC tipping the scales in her favor during the primaries, Hillary Clinton had no idea.’ Read more: Hillary: Golly, I had no idea the DNC was rigging the primaries

15:18

Palestine: Both Trump and Clinton Would Approve Illegal Annexations as Demanded by the US-Israel Lobby David Icke latest headlines

‘Whoever is elected US president next November, whether Republican nominee Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton, they will likely have the advantage of hundreds of millions of dollars in casino funds plus the power of the AIPAC lobby in Washington and the CFI lobby and BICOM in London ­ all being either key players or major factors in an international movement to legalise the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. Upon completion of the land grab, the Netanyahu government would carry out a unilateral annexation of all of the Occupied Territories whilst contemporaneously expelling the 5 million indigenous Palestinians in a forced transfer from ancestral lands to new refugee camps in adjoining states.’ Read more: Palestine: Both Trump and Clinton Would Approve Illegal Annexations as Demanded by the US-Israel Lobby

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Head Space: Biological Health Hazard – Hepatitis ‘A’ Outbreak (Update – 27 July 2016): Oahu, Hawaii "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Hawaii Hep A outbreak nears 100; source a mystery Extra staff is working overtime in Hawaii to find the cause of a Hepatitis A outbreak that has grown six-fold since July 1, but state officials admit they are stumped. Despite not having any hard leads on the source of the outbreak, State Epidemiologist Sarah Park […]

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'Bigger Than Watergate” – Hillary Clinton And The Syrian Bloodbath David Icke latest headlines

‘In the Milwaukee debate, Hillary Clinton took pride in her role in a recent UN Security Council resolution on a Syrian ceasefire: But I would add this. You know, the Security Council finally got around to adopting a resolution. At the core of that resolution is an agreement I negotiated in June of 2012 in Geneva, which set forth a cease-fire and moving toward a political resolution, trying to bring the parties at stake in Syria together. This is the kind of compulsive misrepresentation that makes Clinton unfit to be President. Clinton’s role in Syria has been to help instigate and prolong the Syrian bloodbath, not to bring it to a close.’ Read more: ‘Bigger Than Watergate” – Hillary Clinton And The Syrian Bloodbath

15:10

Edo QLD » News: Have your say: Advancing climate action in Queensland "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

On the 11th May 2016 the Queensland Government released the discussion paper: ‘Advancing Climate Action in Queensland: Making the transition to a low carbon future’

You can respond to the discussion paper by emailing a written submission to climatechange@ehp.qld.gov.au before 05 August 2016. You can also participate in an online survey at www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au.

The following table from our friends at EDO NSW summarises climate mitigation laws and targets implemented by Australian state and federal governments. As at July 2016, Queensland has no climate mitigation laws or targets. This is even more reason to have your say before 05 August.

 

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The Most Life-Changing Books You'll Ever Read David Icke latest headlines

You want to know what is really going on, what has gone on and what is planned to happen in the world ‘past, present and future’? You’ll find the answers here like nowhere else. Unique information and unique insight on a crazy world and how we transform crazy into sanity and peace. All books and DVDs ready to ship immediately. Click here for all David’s books and DVDs … CLICK BELOW FOR AN IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD OF THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE PERCEPTION DECEPTION AND PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS E-BOOK IS IN TWO PARTS BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE FILES To download Part One Click Here … To Download Part Two Click here …

15:09

David Icke YouTube Channel and Facebook Meme Library David Icke latest headlines

The David Icke YouTube Channel … The Facebook meme library …

15:09

Jailer Chokes Inmate To Death On Video But Still Hasn’t Been Charged David Icke latest headlines

‘Video obtained by The Daily Beast shows a corrections officer strangling an inmate to death for more than a minute inside an Oklahoma jail. A state medical examiner ruled that Darius Robinson was killed by “manual compression of the neck” and ruled his death inside the Caddo County jail to be a homicide. The county’s district attorney, Jason Hicks, has yet to bring charges against officer Michael Allen Smith for the April 4 incident, according to attorney Spencer Bryan, who represents Robinson’s family. Hicks has refused to answer any questions about the case since The Daily Beast first reported on Robinson’s death last month. The DA’s office said Monday it would not discuss grand jury deliberations.’ Read more: Jailer Chokes Inmate To Death On Video But Still Hasn’t Been Charged

15:06

Over 55,000 Americans injured and killed by US police in just one year – study David Icke latest headlines

‘More than 55,000 Americans were either killed or injured by US police in just one year, a new study has revealed. Most of the deaths were from fatal firearm wounds or excessive use of taser devices. The study, titled ‘Perils of police action: a cautionary tale from US data sets,’ covers the year 2012 and offers greater context to the issue of police brutality, which has only grown bigger in the four years since the research. Published in the peer-reviewed British medical journal Injury Prevention, the study found that a total of 55,400 people were victims of police officers’ “abuse of power” or “loss of control out of anger or fear” in 2012.’ Read more: Over 55,000 Americans injured and killed by US police in just one year – study

15:00

Palestinian woman shot at checkpoint David Icke latest headlines

‘Israeli forces shot and wounded a female Palestinian at the Qalandiya military checkpoint between the occupied West Bank cities of Ramallah and Jerusalem on Tuesday. Video of the scene shows the injured young woman lying on the ground, apparently crying out in pain, as armed and uniformed Israelis run around her: Israeli police told media that the wounded Palestinian is an 18-year-old from occupied East Jerusalem. Police said that the teenager was shot in the leg when she walked towards a group of civilian security guards and Border Police officers in the area of the checkpoint where vehicles are inspected and failed to respond to calls to stop.’ Read more: Palestinian woman shot at checkpoint

14:59

Head Space: Biological Health Hazard – Shingles (Varicella) Disease (fatal): California "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

VARICELLA (03): USA (CALIFORNIA) SHINGLES ***************** Published Date: 2016-07-27 09:43:59 Subject: PRO/EDR> Varicella (03): USA (CA) shingles Archive Number: 20160727.4371715 Date: Wednesday, 20 July 2016 Source: Times of San Diego, City News Service report [edited] A San Diego [California] man died of complications from chickenpox [varicella] last week [week of 11 Jul 2016], county health […]

14:57

McDonald’s To Close 500 More Stores In 2016 As Consumers Adopt Healthier Habits David Icke latest headlines

‘In 2015, McDonald’s closed 700 restaurants to save money. 2016 doesn’t seem to be faring much better for the fast food corporation… As you might remember, the corporation ended up closing 700 restaurants around the world in 2015 – 350 more than was initially planned. At the time, McDonald’s spokesperson Beca Hary relayed to the press that the move was made to reduce financial losses.’ Read more: McDonald’s To Close 500 More Stores In 2016 As Consumers Adopt Healthier Habits

14:54

Israelis kill Hamas member, raze his home in West Bank David Icke latest headlines

‘Israeli troops have attacked the residence of a Hamas member in a village in southern occupied West Bank, killing him and razing his house to the ground. The raid saw Israeli soldiers, police personnel, and members of Shin Bet spy agency attacking the house in Surif, north of al-Khalil (Hebron) on Tuesday, the Palestinian News Agency Wafa reported. The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Muhammad al-Fakih, whom Hamas has acknowledged as belonging to the movement.’ Read more: Israelis kill Hamas member, raze his home in West Bank

14:51

Farm workers who detassel corn are sickened by pesticides; emergency crews called to decontaminate David Icke latest headlines

‘The very real dangers of working in America’s farmlands were recently illustrated, when a group of 60 agricultural workers was sickened by pesticides (likely including Monsanto’s glyphosate) in an Illinois cornfield. The large group of workers, which included several teenagers, arrived to detassle corn in a field near McLean that had been treated the night before with pesticides, according to the Pantagraph. Once they started to detassle, the workers quickly fell ill, suffering from skin irritation and other health problems. The workers “just entered the field too soon after pesticide was put on by aerial spray,” said the local fire department chief. “They were starting to feel some skin irritations more than anything.”‘ Read more: Farm workers who detassel corn are sickened by pesticides; emergency crews called to decontaminate

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Baton Rouge police shooter was prescribed mind-altering drugs for PTSD David Icke latest headlines

‘The murderous rampage that recently took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where three officers were gunned down, was triggered by swift, violent, chemical changes in the shooter’s brain. After the rampage, investigators learned that the shooter, Gavin Long, was taking multiple mind-altering prescription drugs to cope with PTSD. The scene played out in horror. The drugs drove him over the brink, subduing his mind and propelling him toward senseless rage.’ Read more: Baton Rouge police shooter was prescribed mind-altering drugs for PTSD

14:43

Papua New Guinea Mine Watch: Bougainville i laikim agrikalsa winim mining "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Cocoa pods displayed at Bougainville Chocolate festival (Laukai photo)

Cocoa pods displayed at Bougainville Chocolate festival (Laukai photo)

Caroline Tiriman | ABC Radio | 28 July 2016
Planti farmers long Autonomous Bougainville rijan long Papua New Guinea i tokim ABG gavman long lus tingting long ol wok mining na strongim agrikalsa.

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14:39

Head Space: Biological Health Hazard – Socially-induced Meningococcal Meningitis Outbreak (Fatal): California "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

MENINGITIS, MENINGOCOCCAL – USA (04): (CALIFORNIA) FATAL, MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN, SEROGROUP C, VACCINATION **************** Published Date: 2016-07-27 12:05:01 Subject: PRO/EDR> Meningitis, meningococcal – USA (04): (CA) fatal, MSM, sg C, vaccination Archive Number: 20160727.4371802 Date: Monday, 25 July 2016 Source: Orange County Breeze [edited] The California Department of Public Health is reporting […]

14:36

Ramped-up IDF demolitions leave dozens of Palestinian adults & children homeless David Icke latest headlines

‘Israel has stepped up its demolition of Palestinian homes this year, with the IDF destroying 11 more houses on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Tuesday. The total number of bulldozed buildings in 2016 could become the highest in a decade. At least 44 people were left homeless, including 11 children, according to leading Israeli human rights group Bt’Selem. One of the homes destroyed on Tuesday was a two-story building. The demolished homes were located in Qalandiya, near Jerusalem.’ Read more: Ramped-up IDF demolitions leave dozens of Palestinian adults & children homeless

14:33

The Staggering, Semi-Secret, $70 Billion Annual U.S. Global Arms Business David Icke latest headlines

‘When American firms dominate a global market worth more than $70 billion a year, you’d expect to hear about it. Not so with the global arms trade. It’s good for one or two stories a year in the mainstream media, usually when the annual statistics on the state of the business come out. It’s not that no one writes about aspects of the arms trade. There are occasional pieces that, for example, take note of the impact of U.S. weapons transfers, including cluster bombs, to Saudi Arabia, or of the disastrousdispensation of weaponry to U.S. allies in Syria, or of foreign sales of the costly, controversial F-35 combat aircraft. And once in a while, if a foreign leader meets with the president, U.S. arms sales to his or her country might generate an article or two. But the sheer size of the American arms trade, the politics that drive it, the companies that profit from it, and its devastating global impacts are rarely discussed, much less analyzed in any depth.’ Read more: The Staggering, Semi-Secret, $70 Billion Annual U.S. Global Arms Business

14:30

Panama Papers: Offshore Firm Helped Billionaires Plunder Africa David Icke latest headlines

‘Mossack Fonseca, the offshore law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers leak, helped politicians, their families and businessmen rob Africa of billions of dollars, according to a new investigation. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which published the leak along with dozens of international media, found that 44 of 54 African countries have a total of at least 37 mining, oil and mineral companies connected to offshore accounts. Their research, published Sunday, focuses on a case in Algeria, where Farid Bedjaoui, nephew of a former Algerian foreign minister, arranged US$275 million in bribes through offshore companies to award US$10 billion oil contracts.’ Read more: Panama Papers: Offshore Firm Helped Billionaires Plunder Africa

14:27

The Role of Multinational Oil and Mining Companies in the Genocide and Economic Marginalisation of the People of West Papua David Icke latest headlines

‘Michael Roddan gives a chilling depiction of economic manoeuvres, both past and present, undertaken by the Indonesian government in a bid to marginalise the indigenous Papuans. From the transmigration program, to the rural-urban divide and the permitted acts of multinational corporations in the region, Australia’s passive stance in the face of multiple human rights violations is questioned. Just some 300km north of our borders human rights violations are being committed on a vast scale [APR editor’s note: Roddan, the author, means north of Australia, MDN]. Torture, rape, extrajudicial killings, false imprisonment, and violent suppression of peaceful demonstrations are happening en masse, and it’s all being carried out in West Papua – one of Australia’s closest neighbours.’ Read more: The Role of Multinational Oil and Mining Companies in the Genocide and Economic Marginalisation of the People of West Papua

14:24

Housing Crisis Still Plagues Detroit. Poverty and its Racial Implications David Icke latest headlines

‘Over the last decade the city of Detroit has been negatively impacted by the role of the financial institutions which engineered the theft of tens of thousands of homes, jobs and small businesses straight across the largest per capita African American populated major municipality in the United States. Once a working class city with neighborhoods filled with single-family, two-family and multiple-residents housing, Detroit stood out among most other large metropolitan areas in the country.’ Read more: Housing Crisis Still Plagues Detroit. Poverty and its Racial Implications

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UK wages drop more than in any advanced economy since financial crisis ... level with Greece David Icke latest headlines

‘Workers in Britain have suffered the biggest fall in real wages since the financial crisis than any other leading economy besides Greece, a new study has found. Between 2007 and 2015, real earnings of British workers declined by 10.4 percent, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC). Britain’s drop in real wages – defined as income from work adjusted for inflation – was equalled only by Greece in a list of 29 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. Portugal was the only other OECD country where real wages fell.’ Read more: UK wages drop more than in any advanced economy since financial crisis … level with Greece

14:18

Catalonia determined to secede from Spain: Officials David Icke latest headlines

‘The Catalonian government says it will use its democratic mandate to push forward with secession from Spain because Madrid has failed to cooperate on the issue. The Spanish state “has left us feeling that we just don’t have an alternative,” Catalan Foreign Minister Raul Romeva told the British daily The Guardian on Wednesday Romeva said the enduring hostile policy from the Spanish side had left the region with no choice but to pursue the independence agenda, with or without the approval of Madrid.’ Read more: Catalonia determined to secede from Spain: Officials

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Bahraini activist faces 12 years in prison over critical tweets: Human Rights Watch David Icke latest headlines

‘Human Rights Watch says Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab faces up to 12 years in prison in Bahrain over tweets critical of the Saudi war on Yemen. The US-based international non-governmental organization said on Wednesday that the charges leveled against the 52-year-old president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights constitute a serious violation of his right to freedom of expression. It added that Rajab’s prison condition amounts to arbitrary punishment, as he was kept in solitary confinement for more than two weeks after his arrest in mid-June and denied compassionate leave to take part in a relative’s funeral.’ Read more: Bahraini activist faces 12 years in prison over critical tweets: Human Rights Watch

14:06

Shootout injures one officer and four gunmen in Armenia David Icke latest headlines

‘A police officer and four gunmen have reportedly been injured in an exchange of fire at a police compound in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. Police spokesman Ashot Aharonyan said Wednesday that the clashes broke out at the police compound that was seized over ten days ago. The gunmen stormed the facility on July 17, killing a police officer.’ Read more: Shootout injures one officer and four gunmen in Armenia

14:03

Heavy monsoon rains and flooding kill 58 people in Nepal David Icke latest headlines

‘Heavy monsoon rains and subsequent flooding and landslides have left at least 58 people dead in Nepal, the government says. Jhanka Nath Dhakal, deputy spokesman for Nepal’s Home Ministry, said Wednesday that 20 people have also gone missing. “Our teams are working continuously in search and rescue operations, as well as to provide relief,” the official stated.’ Read more: Heavy monsoon rains and flooding kill 58 people in Nepal

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Turkey planned army overhaul before coup: Energy minister David Icke latest headlines

‘Turkey’s energy minister says Turkish authorities were planning a major shake-up of the military to purge elements linked to US-based opposition figure Fethullah Gulen just before the coup attempt that left hundreds of people dead. Berat Albayrak, who is also the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hinted that parts of the military had been seeking to act against the government as they knew they would be removed from their positions. Albayrak revealed that Turkey’s Supreme Military Council (YAS), the highest body responsible for appointments in the armed forces, had been planning this summer to convene to expel all officers linked to Gulen.’ Read more: Turkey planned army overhaul before coup: Energy minister

12:58

AFTINET: Rally at OceanaGold Melbourne office: Fri 29 July "IndyWatch Feed National"

 Many AFTINET supporters will know that Australian mining company OceanaGold is using ISDS provisions in a trade agreement to sue El Salvador for over $300 million because it will not issue a mining permit in an area crucial to the water security of the densely populated country. You can read more about the Water Not Gold campaign here.

For three years Melbourne activists have protested outside OceanaGold’s offices every month, and a decision on the case is due to be handed down in August so the time is critical to send a message of solidarity.

Support the people of El Salvador in their fight for justice against corporate greed and come this Friday at 12pm outside OceanaGold's office at 357 Collins Street, Melbourne.

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AFTINET: Privatisation creates unregulated monopolies: ACCC chairman "IndyWatch Feed National"

28 July 2016

Privatisation, deregulation and unbounded trade liberalisation are key pillars of the neoliberal economic agenda. This agenda is increasingly being questioned on both sides of politics. So-called FTAs regularly include competition, investment and procurement chapters which push for privatisation.

Most recently, chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Rod Sims - a longtime proponent of privatisation - is now saying "stop the privatisation". 

According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, Mr Sims said that in many cases privatisation has created unregulated monopolies which are damaging to the economy and productivity. Read the full article here.

Mr Sims’ comments on privatisation come just days after the economically conservative Productivity Commission said that mega trade deal the Trans-Pacific Partnership had provisions of “questionable benefitâ€Â to Australia.

11:48

Florida’s First-Ever Marijuana Dispensary Will Be Up And Running Next Week True Activist

Credit: SW Tour and Travel

Credit: SW Tour and Travel

Florida’s first marijuana dispensary, Trulieve, has passed all inspections after a long battle with the state’s Department of Health and will be opening their delivery system to qualifying patients in Florida next week.

Though they will initially be based out of their Tallahassee facility to get deliveries out as soon as possible, the dispensary unveiled plans to open facilities in three different cities in Florida.

Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers said,

“We are happy to announce that we have passed all inspections — from growing and processing to dispensing — and are the very first medical cannabis provider in the state to receive these formal authorizations.”

The authorization will allow them to provide low-THC products in the beginning stages and then sell high-THC products in early August.

Florida has a complicated history with laws regarding medical marijuana, which is why it has been difficult for dispensaries to supply Floridians with cannabis treatments. In 2014, the “...

11:33

Aboriginal News Group Newswire: Croatian Rightists Disrupt Anti-Fascist Anniversary Rally :: Balkan Insight "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Croatian Rightists Disrupt Anti-Fascist Anniversary Rally :: Balkan Insight: The commemoration in the border village near Bosnia and Herzegovina traditionally marks the start of a revolt against the World War II Nazi-allied Independent State of Croatia, NDH.

The Serbian National Council, SNV, an NGO, and Croatian anti-fascist association organised the event where a choir sang Partisan songs, while wreaths were laid on the monument.

Different associations from Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia attended the commemoration, along with the Serbian ambassador to Croatia and the former Croatian President Stjepan Mesic.

11:16

Melania Trump: These 36 Photos Will Have You Wondering Whether She’s First Lady Material True Activist

Credit: Famous Fix

Credit: Famous Fix


True Activist reported on some scandalous photos of Melania Trump that she, Trump, and the Republican party don’t want the world to see because of how her past photoshoots could affect the future of their campaign and, quite possibly, American citizens.

The photos exposed Mrs. Trump for her past in modeling, wherein she bared it all and has received no criticism, while Michelle Obama has been under heavy scrutiny for baring her arms in formal dresses.

Many have gone so far as to say that Mrs. Obama does not look or act like a first lady because she revealed her “too muscular” arms, but Melania has been praised for her beautiful figure and the courage it took to pose for those nude shots.

Michelle Obama is a graduate of both Princeton University and Harvard Law School, making her one of the few First Ladies in history to have a graduate degree. Melania Trump, meanwhile, dropped out of college during her freshman year and spent her days modeling before marrying real-estate mogul Donald Trump and gave birth to their son.

Mrs. Trump’s path is nothing to be ashamed of, as each woman should strive to be whoever and do whatever they want, but to say that Mi...

09:09

News: Winona LaDuke leads environmental horse ride against Enbridge’s new pipeline route and pipeline abandonment threats in Minnesota "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

For Immediate Release: Winona LaDuke leads environmental horse ride against Enbridge’s new pipeline route and pipeline abandonment threats in Minnesota. Rice Lake, MN – Winona LaDuke, executive director of Honor the Earth lead another horse ride along Enbridge’s proposed route for Sandpiper and Line 3 in Minnesota, which includes crossing irreplaceable wild rice lakes and rivers and freshwater aquifers at the very source headwaters for 3 of the 4 North American continental watersheds; north by Red River to Hudson Bay, east to Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean and south by the Mississippi river to the Gulf of Mexico.

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The Watchers » Latest articles: Catastrophic floods and landslides wreak havoc across Nepal "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Widespread flooding and landslides, caused by intense monsoon rainstorms across Nepal, killed 39 people, while further 28 went missing in the last 24 hours. Thousands have been displaced, and hundreds of homes devastated. The districts of Pyuthan, Gulmi, Palpa,...... Read more »

Conservation news: The ‘raven’ whale: scientists uncover new beaked whale "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

If humans need a reminder of our collective ignorance about the natural world than here’s a really good one: scientists believe they have discovered a new species of whale. You read that right: a new whale. Scientists identified the new cetacean by a bizarre carcass that washed up in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands in 2014. At first, locals believed it was a Baird’s beaked whale (Berardius bairdii), but grew suspicious due to noticeable differences. Subsequent DNA tests have shown that the corpse is very likely a member of a species unknown to science, smaller and darker than its cousin, the Baird’s, with a larger dorsal fin and a distinctly shaped skull. "Clearly this species is very rare, and reminds us how much we have to learn about the ocean and even some of its largest inhabitants,” Philip Morin, the lead author of the study describing the discovery, said in a press release. Morin is a molecular biologist with NOAA Fisheries' Southwest Fisheries Science Center; his team's results on the whale were published yesterday in Marine Mammal Science. In order to determine whether or not the 24-foot-long (7.3-meter) animal that washed up two years ago in the small Alaskan community of St. George was a new species, Morin and his team analyzed DNA samples from 178 beaked whale samples from across the Pacific. They discovered that it was indeed a new species, one that had long been hiding in plain sight. Eight DNA samples—including one from the Smithsonian Institute collection and…

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Head Space: “But it is about freedom or servitude.” "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Michelle Obama’s Powerful Statement at the Convention Should be a Clarion Call to the Mothers of America (Edited Excerpt) The Democratic platform was introduced as the most progressive platform in party history and that statement was repeated over and over again. That platform is what they intend to promote in the media, public policy, our […]

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Head Space: An armed society … is not a totalitarian dictatorship nor is it a bureaucratic dystopia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Very Interesting Facts About Gun Control: There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms. That is not disputed. What is never shown, though, is a breakdown of those deaths to put them in perspective; as compared to other causes of death. -65% of those deaths are by suicide which would never be prevented […]

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Papua New Guinea Mine Watch: Fiji to Resume Bauxite Sales Next Month "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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Aluminium Insider | July 27, 2016

The Fijian government confirmed this week that it will resume bauxite ore exports next month. A stagnant market for the ore has frustrated efforts to sell for the past year.

According to Apete Soro, acting director for mines at the Department of Mineral Resources, the firm of Aurum Exploration Fiji Ltd has secured an overseas buyer for the aluminium precursor. The stockpile in question presumably now resides at the Nawailevu stockpile area on Gaola Bay, Vanua Levu.

“Depending on the ship capacity, the plan is to export approximately 70,000 tonnes of bauxite as first shipment in 2016,” Soro explained. The sale of that quantity of bauxite should fetch a net price of US$1.92 million.

Soro went on to explain that the sale had been delayed thanks to weak demand from buyers in the People’s Republic of China. The fact that the bauxite mined in Fiji is of a low impurity content.

“Major bauxite buyers target high-grade or high-quality bauxite. Fiji bauxite is not classed as high-grade, hence, the immense challenge faced by Aurum Exploration in securing a market or buyer for Fiji bauxite,” Mr Soro said. “Due to its low impurity content, there is increasing efficiency of processing plants and reducing processing costs and overall costs of aluminium production.

“The commissioning of a bauxite ore washing plant at Aurum’s Naibulu, Dreketi mine site has assisted greatly in the company’s efforts to remove or reduce im......

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Indian Country Headline News: Cheers for Lakota Speaking South Dakota Delegate at DNC "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

During last night’s state roll call vote at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Oglala Lakota tribal me...

Indian Country Headline News: Tribal Nations React to First Woman Presidential Nominee "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

After a contentious Democratic primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, last night’s roll call vote at the D...

The Watchers » Latest articles: Study points to a new paradigm in the star and star cluster formation "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A research team from Brazil discovered seven new star clusters, younger than 5 million years, and located far away from the Galactic disc. Two young stellar clusters, named Camargo 438 and Camargo 439 were found in the Galactic halo using NASA's Wide-field...... Read more »

The Watchers » Latest articles: Tropical Storm "Mirinae" hits China's Hainan before moving on to Vietnam "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Tropical Storm "Mirinae" made landfall over the Hainan province in China on July 26, 2016. Intense wind gusts toppled trees and power lines, causing traffic disruptions. Over 3 000 people have been evacuated ahead of the storm. No victims or injuries were...... Read more »

Conservation news: New initiative to further creation of a single map in Indonesia’s Riau "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Indonesia’s campaign to establish a single map of land-use claims and internal borders in the archipelagic country is getting a boost from the World Resources Institute, a Washington-based thinktank with an office in Jakarta. WRI’s new Riau One Map campaign aims to further the nationwide One Map initiative by focusing on Riau, Indonesia’s top palm oil producing province and an epicenter of the annual forest and peatland fires that last year sickened half a million people and cost the country $16 billion, according to government and World Bank figures. According to WRI Indonesia chief Nirarta Samadhi, the end goal of the project “is not to create the map, but to create a credible platform allowing relevant stakeholders to talk about the issues faced in land and forest management in the province,” the Jakarta Globe reported. "We must open up a communication platform which promotes transparency. This will help reduce conflict and identify the problems faced by each stakeholder," Samadhi said last week. [caption id="attachment_187241" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Fire set for peatland clearing in Indonesia's Riau province in July 2015. Photo by Rhett A. Butler[/caption] If the project goes well, WRI hopes to expand it to South Sumatra and Papua provinces by 2018. In February, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who has pledged to redistribute 9 million hectares of land as part of an ambitious agrarian reform agenda, to a  set a target for completing the government's One Map initiative by 2019. The persistence of contradictory references across the different arms of levels and…

Conservation news: Samarco chief faces criminal investigation over collapsed Brazil dam "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

[caption id="attachment_187813" align="alignnone" width="768"] The town of Bento Rodrigues destroyed by the mining disaster. Photo by Romerito Pontes licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license[/caption] [dropcap type="3"]B[/dropcap]razilian prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into alleged environmental crimes by Roberto Carvalho, the chief executive of Samarco, the firm held responsible for the country’s largest-ever environmental disaster. Samarco’s Fundão iron tailings dam collapsed eight months ago, pouring approximately 50 million tons of mining waste into the Doce River and killing 19 people. Last month, Brazil’s environmental agency, IBAMA, issued a technical report stating that the firm had fulfilled none of the 11 emergency recovery measures it had ordered. Four of the 11 measures were partially completed. High-ranking corporate executives rarely face criminal charges for environmental accidents, in Brazil or in other nations around the world, which makes the investigation unusual. Samarco is a joint venture of international mining giants Vale and BHP Billiton. The disaster has affected the Rio Doce watershed´s roughly 1.6 million residents — disrupting the region’s economy, polluting drinking water supplies, contaminating crops and irrigation water, ruining the livelihoods of commercial fishermen, and destroying outdoor recreation opportunities for families and children. [caption id="attachment_187814" align="alignnone" width="768"] Toxic mud contaminated the Doce River along its entire 530-mile length. Photo by Romerito Pontes licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license[/caption] Inadequate response Brazil’s environmental agency, IBAMA, has condemned Samarco’s inadequate disaster response. “As of yet, the company has not shown itself able to contain the 24.8 million cubic…

05:30

One of the world’s largest boombox collections goes to auction The LoopThe Loop

How many of you are old enough (or were “cool enough”) to have one of these beasts in the 80s? In my neighbourhood basketball court in Halifax, the winning team was the one who got to control the music so it was mandatory for you to have the biggest, most powerful ghetto blaster possible. We’d even take up a collection for batteries because the damn things sucked up D cells. Check out pictures of the collection here.

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05:02

Why politicians can get away with using songs that aren’t approved by artists The LoopThe Loop

This is one of those things people, artists included, don’t often understand. Most of the time, the artist has no control over who or how their music is played in these situations.

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03:36

Indian Country Headline News: Breaking: Dakota Access Pipeline Approved "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Despite the strong opposition of several tribes, the Army Corps of Engineers has approved nearly all permits to build the Dakota Access Pipeline project....

01:40

"IndyWatch Feed Tas": Dr Kevin Bonham: Tasmania Senate 2016 Button Press And Analysis "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Result

Order 1 Abetz (Lib) 2 Urquhart (ALP) 3 Whish-Wilson (Green) 4 Lambie (JLN) 5 Parry (Lib) 6 Polley (ALP) 7 Duniam (Lib) 8 Brown (ALP) 9 Bushby (Lib) 10 Singh (ALP) 11 Bilyk (ALP) 12 McKim (Green) 
Colbeck (Lib) was passed by McKim and McCulloch and excluded
5 Labor 4 Liberal 2 Green 1 Lambie

I would like to thank all the AEC staff in Hobart for all their help with information on the count and congratulate them on their efficient and punctual delivery of the Tasmanian outcomes.
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Who People Put Last

Voting all the way below the line (1-58 in this case) is the best way to make your vote as powerful as possible if you have strong views about particular candidates as opposed to just parties, but not that many voters do it.  I have done a quick sample of the top 5% of the Tasmanian data-entry voting and find that in this sample 1.8% go all the way to put someone 58th.  

Last time the honour of most last places was fiercely contested by The Greens and Stop The Greens but I had a sneaking suspicion there would be a runaway winner this time around.  It looks from the first 5% of the data-entry voting that of the few voters going the distance, a massive 35.3% have put Eric Abetz (Liberal) last.  He is followed distantly in this sample by John Tucke...

00:16

"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast": North Coast Voices: Another blow for Australian Infrastructure Developments: ACCC Chair reveals port privatisations not in the nation's best interests "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"


Australian Infrastructure Developments Pty Ltd and its shadowy backers face more than a Lower Clarence community determined to fight its scheme to industrialise Port of Yamba situated in the high environmental value Clarence River estuary.

Now it has been revealed that its desire to extensively expand and privatise this small domestic port will in all likelihood increase freight costs for the Murray-Darling Basin farmers, graziers, agri-businesses and mining corporations that are supposed to be its future customers.

Financial Review, 26 July 2016:
The head of the competition regulator has called out governments for blatantly structuring asset sales to maximise profits at the expense of consumers and businesses.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman...

00:15

"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast": North Coast Voices: U.S. Politics 2016: A cry from the heart "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"


GOPLifer, 22 July 2016:
Chairman Cuzzone:
We come together in political parties to magnify our influence. An organized representative institution can give weight to our will in ways we could not accomplish on our own. Working with others gives us power, but at the cost of constant, calculated compromise. No two people will agree on everything. There is no moral purity in politics.
If compromise is the key to healthy politics, how does one respond when compromise descends into complicity? To preserve a sense of our personal moral accountability we must each define boundaries. For those boundaries to have meaning we must have the courage to protect them, even when the cost is high.

00:04

Wake Up World: Why Do So Many Americans Defend the Failed Capitalist Experiment? "IndyWatch Feed National"

28th July 2016 By Paul Buchheit Guest writer for Wake Up World People vastly underestimate the wealth gap in the United States, guessing that the poorest 40 percent own about 10% of the wealth — when in reality the poorest 40 percent own much less than 1% of the wealth. Capitalism has worked for big business and for the ...Continue Reading - Why Do So Many Americans Defend the Failed Capitalist Experiment?
 
 

00:02

Wake Up World: Making Any Kind of Art (at Any Skill Level) Reduces Stress Hormones "IndyWatch Feed National"

28th July 2016 By April McCarthy Guest writer for Wake Up World Whether you’re Van Gogh or a stick-figure sketcher, a new Drexel University study found that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body. Although the researchers from Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions believed that past experience in creating art ...Continue Reading - Making Any Kind of Art (at Any Skill Level) Reduces Stress Hormones
 
 

00:02

Wake Up World: How a City in Denmark is Fighting Terrorism With an Unconventional Strategy — and Winning "IndyWatch Feed National"

28th July 2016 By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World âŹSEvery minute, I just imagine him in that solitary confinement, facing 20 years, because I cooperated with the government. ItâŹ"s a horrible feeling. I canâŹ"t get rid of it,⏠said Sal Shafi, father of Adam, a 22-year-old American suspected of Islamic extremism. Last year Mr. ...Continue Reading - How a City in Denmark is Fighting Terrorism With an Unconventional Strategy ⏠and Winning
 
 

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23:44

"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": Bulga Milbrodale Progress Association: Peter Andrews, Tarwyn Park, Magnificent Aussie Icon At Threat "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

LAST CHANCE TO SEE THIS WEEKEND!!!!

My name’s Craig and I live in the Bylong Valley north-west of Sydney.  At the heart of our valley is Australia’s iconic ‘Tarwyn Park’ property.

Tarwyn Park’ is the historic horse-breeding stud where the Andrews family invented a unique system of sustainable agriculture and landscape restoration known as ‘Natural Sequence Farming’.

But now Korean coal company KEPCO has purchased the iconic property where the Andrews pioneered their extraordinary and ground-breaking system.

This magnificent property is destined to be ruined by an enormous open-cut and underground coal mine – unless you can join us in taking action to have it heritage-listed.

The situation is now critical. Peter Andrews has this week returned to ‘Tarwyn Park’ with 20 horses to squat on it in protest at the loss of the incredible heritage and scientific values of the site.

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23:10

Indian Country Headline News: Five for Fighting Indian Law Practitioners: 2016 Hot List "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Tribal rights have too often been a matter of “wrongs” when dealing with broken treaties and a hostile or at best indif...

23:08

∞ iCloud Tabs not working in your macOS Sierra beta? Here’s a fix. The LoopThe Loop

While my macOS Sierra beta has been pretty rock solid, there is one feature that has stopped working for me. If I click the iCloud Tabs button (the icon of two overlaid squares in the upper-right corner of the Safari window), Safari should open a view that shows all the Safari tabs in my current window, as well as the Safari tabs in my other nearby iOS devices.

For me, the macOS tabs show up just fine, but the iCloud tabs do not appear. I depend on this feature, so I dug around the net to find a workaround while I waited for the Sierra beta that fixed this problem. […]

22:55

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Geelong": Barwon Blog: Two von Guerards for the price of one! "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Whilst it was easy enough to find the locations from which 19th century landscape painter Eugene von Guerard made his two famous Geelong paintings - View of Geelong and Mr Lewin's hut on the Barwon River, finding the location of some of the informal sketches he also made during his time in the region was a little trickier.
Whilst von Guerard spent many hours sketching the river from several vantage points along the Barwon Valley through what would become the suburbs of Highton and Newtown, he also took his sketchbooks to some more out-of -the-way locations. Places that I've seen too.
Most recently, I paddled up the river from Baum's Weir to the bridge at Merrawarp Rd - a section of the river I've paddled many times before. My main aim on this occasion was to take some photos of a couple of locations I was fairly sure von Guerard had visited a little over 160 years before me. Surprisingly for a July afternoon, we headed out in short sleeves on a sunny, windless afternoon, but with the river flowing somewhat higher than the usual summer levels, paddling upstream required a little more effort than normal.
Our first stop, was not far from the Geelong Ring Road where - as you head upstream - the river sweeps around three right-angled bends in succession, to form a large "U" shape beneath the Barrabool Hills. It is here that we think von Guerard's made two of his sketches. Neither, as far as I'm aware, was ever developed into a painting, however even in sketch form, they give a good impression of the height and dramatic appearance of the Barrabool Hills at this point.
Whilst I was certainly not the first person to take in this particular view, neither for that matter was von Guerard. In 1848, the landscape painter, squatter and later civil se....

22:35

The Stringer: Incarceration, Sexual Abuse and Suicide Risk "IndyWatch Feed National"

We now know that Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia complete suicide at 74 per 100,000, seven times the non-Indigenous rate. We also know that Indigenous incarceration rates in Western Australia are 18 times the non-Indigenous rates. Is there a link between these horrible statistics? The link goes back to colonisation and […]

22:01

"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Homepaddock: July 28 in history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

1364  Battle of Cascina.

1540 Thomas Cromwell was executed at the order of Henry VIII on charges of treason.

1540  Henry VIII married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.

1609 Bermuda was first settled by survivors of the English ship Sea Venture en route to Virginia.

1794 Maximilien Robespierre was executed by guillotine.

1809 Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera: Sir Arthur Wellesley’s British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeated a French force under Joseph Bonaparte.

1821  José de San Martín declared the independence of Peru from Spain.

1844 Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet, was born (d. 1889).

1864  American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church: Confederate troops made a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces from Atlanta, Georgia.

1865  Welsh settlers arrived at Chubut in Argentina.

186...

21:54

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne": The Gap Year and Beyond: Melbourne Laneways: Croft Alley Street Art "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

A lunchtime walk to Croft Alley in Chinatown always provides new and amazing artwork and some interesting aromas coming from the bins from the restaurants…I reckon I can pick the various laneways blind-folded from the smell – but I am not sure how that could be tested. On this occasion the walls had been freshly repainted as part of a city wide refresh project sponsored by the City Council.

Street Art, Croft Alley, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Street Art, Croft Alley, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Street Art, Croft Alley, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

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21:48

The Stringer: The narrative of victimhood is real "IndyWatch Feed National"

There is much contention as to whether the Australian context is home to narratives of victimhood. Many social commentators, borne of privilege, argue that the narrative of victimhood is inauthentic and that it is the product of political campaigns from the ‘left’. Many argue that narratives of victimhood cannot be possible within the Australian experience – […]

21:04

"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Homepaddock: 366 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Last week’s funeral was for a man in his 90s, sad but the natural order of things.

Today’s was for a man who was only 58, sad.

But he was a man who packed more into those 58 years than many others would have in twice that time, including saving several lives while risking his own as a helicopter pilot.

Today I am sad that his life is over far too soon but grateful that he lived in a way that made the world so much better for his being in it.

 

 


Filed under: gratitude ...

20:40

18 Famous Presidents and Their Secret Lovers Will Shock You True Activist


1. Lucky MercerLucy Mercer and FDR: Mercer and Roosevelt had an on-and-off affair from the late 1910s up until his death in April 1945. After initially being caught by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1918, FDR vowed to cut Lucy out of his life.

20:37

"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": Practising Simplicity: how to ground yourself when it's windy "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

It's been windy for the past week; blustery, cold air whipping us all into a frenzy. Put simply, I'm a mess and completely out of sorts - irritable, frazzled, foggy headed and unbalanced. Windy weather has me cowering - all I want to do is huddle under a blanket till it eases.

It's a common event for this time of year. Just as we intuitively declutter in late winter / early spring, the earth does the same, the wind getting rid of the weight of winter to make space for new shoots and fresh leaves. Unfortunately I never manage to acclimatise, I'm just biding my time till the gusts subside (September if past years are anything to go by).

Considering the kids are reacting to the weather, too - ratty, argumentative and whiny - I thought it best to put a few grounding practises in place.

If you need a little grounding, you may want to consider the following:

  • lavender and frankincense essential oils : known for their calming, grounding properties, I recommend diffusing frankincense and adding a few drops of lavender oil to the bath in the evening. 
  • chamomile tea : I always reach for chamomile when I'm feeling anxious and irritable. My kids love it too (with a bit of honey) and I find that the act of stirring and sipping tea is relaxing in itself, regardless of the calming properties of chamomile. 
  • water : when it doubt, run a bath! It's the parentin...

20:16

The Stringer: Withdrawing Support Will Increase Dispossession In Aboriginal Communities, Not Resolve It "IndyWatch Feed National"

Just days after NAIDOC Week, Australia’s celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture, the WA Government announced that around 100 remote Aboriginal communities would not receive funding as part of its Resilient Families, Strong Communities: A roadmap for regional and remote Aboriginal communities proposal. It also detailed plans to develop ten communities into […]

19:47

"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts": The Thousands: Sydney: Cheez TV live "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

What on earth is this? Who did this? Amazingly, these Cheez TV reunion events have been happening well before Pokemon's renaissance. Hosted by the original cutie dorks and now containing adult splendours like a happy hardcore DJ set, Nintendo 64 door prize (genuinely palpitating rn) and I guess, montages of Dragonball Z? Ok, yeah actually, see ya there.

19:12

"IndyWatch Feed Tas": On The Convict Trail: Captain William Bunster's Residence, Hunter Street "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Captain William (Billy) Bunster was a colourful sailor/merchant who built at least two of the buildings still existent in Hunter’s Street, #31 & #33, in 1821 immediately after the Hunter Street causeway was created. #31 was built as a warehouse for Bunster’s business interests and # 33 was built as Bunster’s residence. Billy Bunster made his fortune from sealing and kangaroo skins as well as salt and general trade. He was one of a close knit group of merchants and seamen who made their fortunes from their headquarters on Hunter Street. He traded in sealskins from Macquarie Island, salt and sealskins from Kangaroo Island and general merchandise between Hobart & Sydney.

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19:10

The Stringer: Yet another example of disability discrimination in Australian immigration "IndyWatch Feed National"

How many times can we do this? I have almost lost count of the times we have done this in the last few years but here we go again. Kai Tippett and his family migrated to Australia about 5 years ago. At that time his daughter Sienna was 10 months old. Several months later Kai […]

18:55

"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": "IndyWatch Feed Sydney": AWPA Sydney News: West Papua issue picks at the core of MSG "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/programmes/datelinepacific/audio/201809842/west-papua-issue-picks-at-the-core-of-msg

West Papua issue picks at the core of MSG

From Wednesday 27...

17:49

"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed National": Sustainable Gardening Australia: August In Your Patch "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Cool clear nights, frosty mornings and plenty of rain can only mean one thing, it is August. Travelling around my home town I have already seen the first spring blossom and the jonquils are splashing the dull browns and greys with colour. Here are some top gardening tips for your place in the month of August.

Warm Areas

Frost free or occasional light frosts (North from about Coffs Harbour and all the way across to the west to Geraldton)

Stick these into your veggie patch: rocket, silverbeet, spring onions, Chinese cabbage, mizuna, lettuce, parsley, zucchini, pumpkin, leeks and parsnip.

Why not try some lovely flowering plants in your patch as well, like: nasturtium, petunias, marigolds (French) and celosia. These are great at attracting pollinators and beneficial insects to your patch. If planning on putting in some tomatoes next month, prepare a bed now (your toms will thank you for it). Do this by popping in some organic compost, pelletised chook poo, a wee bit of water, and applying a straw mulch. This bed will be awesome come September… and you will have the greatest tomatoes in the street!

Consider a green manure crop to add some life and love to an overworked patch. At this time of year, try wheat, lablab or chickpea. Just like the tomato bed above, this will improve your soil incredibly, and, for a bit of forward planning, you’ll find it well worth the effort!

Pruning and weeding is a must job to do at this time of year.

Top up mulch on your veggie patches, herb gardens and ornamental beds. Choose sustainable, low environmental impact mulch, one that will enrich your soil as it breaks down.

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17:40

"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed National": Sustainable Gardening Australia: What makes my garden sustainable? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

katewallgate850The vegetable garden is a flop, the drought tolerant plants turned up toes as soon as the summer rain came so I planted plants that like water, and my husband ripped out my favourite native shrub because it had thorns. It sounds like exactly the opposite of sustainable gardening doesn’t it?

If my garden doesn’t exactly fit the mould, what claims can I make to being a sustainable gardener?

Kate Wall tells us about her gardening journey, revealing to us that there is more than one way of creating a sustainable garden.

Sustainability looks different in each garden. Overall it is about reducing the environmental footprint of our gardening activities. The means of achieving this are as diverse as are the gardens themselves. I don’t strive for best practice, nor do I encourage best practice from my clients. When it comes to true sustainability, b...

17:39

"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed Economics.au": Bill Mitchell – billy blog: Australian inflation rate – trending down and reflecting a weak economy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The newly-elected conservative Australian government has resumed office with further calls for public spending cuts. Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics inflation data should disabuse them of this idea. The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Consumer Price Index, Australia – data for the June-quarter 2016 today and showed that the June-quarter inflation rate was 0.4 per cent (-0.2 per cent) with an annual inflation rate of 1.0 per cent (down from 1.3 per cent last quarter). The headline inflation rate has been below the Reserve Bank of Australia’s lower target bound of 2 per cent for nearly two years now. Clearly, within their own logic where an inflation rate within the 2 to 3 per cent band reflects successful monetary policy, the RBA is failing. The RBA’s preferred core inflation measures – the Weighted Median and Trimmed Mean – are also now below the lower target bound and are trending sharply downwards. Various measures of inflationary expectations are also falling quite sharply, including the longer-term, market-based forecasts. With the labour market data demonstrating weakness and the economy stuck in this low inflation malaise, it is clearly time for a change in policy direction. I won’t hold my breath!

The summary Consumer Price Index results for the June-quarter 2016 are as follows:

  • The All Groups CPI rose by 0.4 per cent compared with a fall of 0.2 per cent in the March-quarter 2016.
  • The All Groups CPI rose by 1.0 per cent over the 12 months to the June_quarter 2016, compared to the annualised rise of 1.3 per cent over the 12 months to March-quarter 2016.
  • The Trimmed mean series rose by 0.5 per cent in the June-quarter 2016 (0.2 per cent in the March-quarter 2016) and by 1.7 per cent over the previous year (1.7 per cent...

17:35

"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Your NZ: Greens want 50% house price drop "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

On RNZ this morning Metiria Turei said she supported up to a 50% drop in house prices. Auckland house prices need to drop 50 percent – Greens Auckland house prices should be deliberately reduced by up to 50 percent over a period of time to make the market affordable again, Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says. […]

17:30

"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed National": Sustainable Gardening Australia: Greening Cities "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

burnleygreenIf we live in city suburbs we are now used to seeing old houses in established gardens being pulled down to make way for new large houses, dual occupancies or apartment blocks built with very little garden and few trees. Maybe we sigh and wonder what the world is coming to, but there are some moves in the opposite direction. Vision 202020, started in 2013, is an attempt to increase green space in Australia’s cities by 20% by 2020 to future-proof them so they can cope with a warming climate and pressures of modern living. So far, there are 364 organisations in its network. See 202020vision.com.au.  Many government bodies, including local government, have signed up to it, are aligning their planning with it and are establishing specific projects to achieve this vision. Nationwide signatories include cities of Adelaide, Campbelltown, Ballarat, Central Goldfields, Canterbury, Melville, Fremantle, Gold Coast, Geelong, Stirling, Subiaco, Sydney, Vincent, Launceston, North Sydney, Penrith, Mundaring, Banyule, Darebin, Kingston, Melbourne, Yarra, Moreland and Whitehorse. Many other organisations, including 23 developer, construction companies have signed up along with many landscapers.

Why green cities?

There are many reasons to increase green space. See our...

17:14

"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed National": Unidentified Aerial Phenomena - scientific research: Balwyn Polaroid photograph and visual sighting - Jim Kibel comments "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Hi all,

I hope by now that you will have had an opportunity to read both the stage one,and the stage two reports, on the 2 April 1966 Balwyn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia visual sighting with associated polaroid picture.

In today's post, the individual who reported seeing the object, and taking the photograph, Jim Kibel, comments on the contents of the second stage report. I wish to thank Jim for taking the time to provide his comments. I will quote a portion of the report, and then Jim's comment.

From the report:

'The purpose of our stage one report was to bring together as much of the primary and secondary source, material as we have been able to gather, on the visual sighting and photograph of 2 April 1966.

This stage two report aims to provide as much detail as the authors have been able to obtain, after the passage of 50 years, about the analyses which were conducted on the Polaroid photograph, and other related matters.

The reader will then be in a better position to decide whether or not, this visual and photographic report fits into the UFO phenomenon.'

Jim's comment is:

'Perhaps they will but most people are sceptical because they do not want to believe it's true anyway. I gave up arguing about it  some 40 years ago.'

From the report:

'1. Aerial Phenomena Research organization (APRO).

1.1  Recent references:

More recent references to this analysis are found in:

a.  'The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters' by Ronald Story (Robinson Publishing. 2002.) The relevant extract reads:
...

17:11

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Cvic": Castlemaine Art Gallery: Education | Beard and Influence "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

10 July – 15 August 2016

ClaytonTremlett_11    Installation 2

Opportunities are available for teachers to conduct a self-tour of the exhibition Clayton Tremlett: Beard and Influence (10 July – 15 August 2016) or to book a general or Studio Arts focussed tour with arts educator Margot Feast.

The exhibition highlights local artist Clayton Tremlett’s contemporary approach to the compelling stories of some of Australia’s most notorious bushrangers through transformative self-portraiture.

Beard and Influence began as a performative series which was developed over four years by the artist altering his appearance and posing in the style of original photographs of bushrangers, then manipulating the image using traditional and contemporary techniques to create unique linocuts and laser etchings.

Beard and Influence explores portraiture and the performative nature of the artist in the various guises of twelve Australian bushrangers. The inclusion of the artist’s life mask as a contrast to the replica death mask of Dan ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan (on loan from the University of Melbourne) in this exhibition brings the longevity of this practice of making impressions of visages into sharp focus.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, with an essay by Joanna Gilmour, Curator, National Portrait Gallery, which can be purchased at the Gallery shop.

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17:07

"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Kapiti Independent: 1080 Terror Continues "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

There is a growing number of farmers joining up with FATE: Farmers Against Ten Eighty. (Scroll down to May 28 to see our story on the group.) Our Turangi reporter provides another example of the disastrous consequences of a 1080 drop affecting farm stock. Deer killed by 1080 By Leslie Clague A Taupo farmer has […]

17:00

"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Your NZ: Clinton accepts nomination "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Unsurprisingly Hillary Clinton has been nominated as the presidential candidate for the Democrats and she has accepted at their convention. They keep rolling out big guns to talk her up, including husband Bill. It’s hard to get enthusiastic about her. A majority of Americans don’t trust her. But she’s got a shot at the big […]

17:00

"IndyWatch Feed Qld": Motorbike Writer: Touratech waterproof first-aid kit "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Touratech first-aid kit

Touratech first-aid kit

Every motorcyclist should consider getting first-aid training and carrying a first-aid kit on their motorcycle.

This kit from adventure accessories company Touratech is a great idea because it is waterproof and a bright colour so it makes it easily visible.

In includes a roll of self-adhesive bandage tape, self-adhesive dressing, rolls of bandage, a first-aid blanket, scissors, vinyl gloves and first-aid instructions.

Plus, the two-litre bag leaves enough room for you to add your own extra items as required.

Other items you could add include cotton buds, disinfectant and tweezers.

Strong loops are sewed on to the rear of the bag so you can attach it to your gear and get to it quickly. A shoulder strap with carabiner clips is also supplied.

It weighs 570 grams and is priced at $87.




15:59

"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Your NZ: North Korea: Trump a wise choice "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Reuters reports that a North Korea website praises Donald Trump as “a prescient presidential candidate. North Korea says Trump isn’t screwy at all, a wise choice for president North Korea has backed presumptive U.S. Republican nominee Donald Trump, with a propaganda website praising him as “a prescient presidential candidate” who can liberate Americans living under […]

15:56

"IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople.pacific": ANTaR: Time for Aboriginal youth incarceration to be of interest to the Federal Government "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

ANTaR, national advocacy organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, today called for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth incarceration across the country to become a priority for the Federal Government.

ANTaR National Director Andrew Meehan said that he was astounded at reports that the Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs had commented that his ‘interest wasn’t piqued’ prior to Monday’s Four Corners program on youth detention in the Northern Territory. Read our press Statement here. 

15:51

"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts": FBi Radio: The Hanging: It’s Our Thing "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

blacktownartscentre_itsoutthing2Khaled Sabsabi, 70,000 Veils, 2014. Photograph by Emily McTaggart

The exhibition ‘It’s Our Thing’ is an insight into the walls of Blacktown.

It’s a celebration of the street culture and hip hop community that grew there in the 90’s, featuring dusted-off archives from an artist run initiative called Street Level that shut down in ’95.

The flyers throw back to the days when it was acceptable to photocopy in black & white and print on colored paper. Posters for exhibitions titled things like ‘Pay the Rent: Aboriginal art in the West’ are a reminder that while design standards have changed, Indigenous politics have been pretty stuck.

The exhibition features the work of prolific artists Khaled Sabsabi and Mikey Rawat who take street art onto the canvas. Rawat leans towards a familiar graph style, whereas Sabsabi’s works on canvas are stencil based.

Dotted throughout the exhibition are works of 20th Century legends like Picasso and Andy Warhol. I guess it’s an attempt to legitimise street art within the context of high art – but it feels out of place in an exhibition celebrating Blacktown’s roots.

The works could stand on their own. The impressive centrepiece of the show is an installation made of 80 screens. Don the 3D glasses and it’s like you’re stepping into the graph covered streets of Blacktown.

This show is an example of what regional galleries do so...

15:45

"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Your NZ: Auckland’s Unitary Plan "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Auckland’s Unitary Plan has been released today. Some people think it’s good, some people doesn’t think it goes far enough, and others are aghast at what it would allow. One thing is certain – if Auckland wants to progress and grow without creating major problems with housing things had to change quite significantly. There needs […]

15:30

"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast": Echonetdaily: The return of ms Stella "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Ms Stella

Ms Stella

When I met Ms Stella her name was still Barbara.

The return of Ms Stella

When I met Ms Stella her name was still Barbara. She was this intensely clever and attractive 20-something young woman who’d rolled into tow from Melboune, scored herself a primo job writing the entertainment pages of The Echo and was soon to join me on stage in the Queen Bs. Over three years we satirised, plagiarised and outraged as many people and venues as we could find. From the six-week residency doing Friday arvo downloads at The Rails to forgetting to bring a tent to Maleny Festival and having to sleep on our jackets on the grass, to feature shows at Cocomangas, where our doorman turned out to be none other than Puppetry of the Penis’s co creator David Friend. (He would later go on to blow us right out of the water. Embarrassing when the bouncer has a better career than you do.) It was a wonderful, free and evocative time in Byron, full of nudity, sanyassins and satire, and perhaps I remember it even more fondly because I was in my late twenties and the book of my life hadn’t been written yet. Barbara changed her name to Stella and got into documentary making. I kept getting pregnant. Stella left. I stayed. Eventually, after some stealthy moves I scored...

15:30

"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed National": ANTaR: Time for Aboriginal youth incarceration to be of interest to the Federal Government "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

ANTaR
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ANTaR, national advocacy organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, today called for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth incarceration across the country to become a priority for the Federal Government.

ANTaR National Director Andrew Meehan said that he was astounded at reports that the Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs had commented that his ‘interest wasn’t piqued’ prior to Monday’s Four Corners program on youth detention in the Northern Territory.

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15:01

"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed Economics.au": Renew Economy: Ausgrid to fast-track household solar and battery installs, cut costs by $200 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

NSW network operator unveils plans to fast-track installation of solar and battery systems up to 30kW, saving customers more than $200 on applications.

14:53

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Geelong": Ocean Grove Voice: Rocking to stop the shaking "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

MORE than $20,000 was raised when Ocean Grove rocked for Parkinson’s during two nights of sell out shows.
The third annual Light of Day Australia shows featured more than 20 artists including regular Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band saxophone player Eddie Manion, a reunion of Chris Wilson and Diesel, Mike Rudd and Spectrum, Mark Lang of Skipping Girl Vinegar and Evangeline.
The shows were held over two nights at the Piping Hot Chicken and Burger Grill, the Driftwood Cafe and the Olive Pit Deli.
Light of Day Australia chairperson Richard Grimmett said: “To see the Light of Day Winter Gigs become a sellout success in just three years is fantastic.”
A highlight of the shows was the increased awareness about Parkinson’s disease.
The shows raise money that is equally split between the Shake It Up Foundation and the Light of Day Foundation.
Parkinson’s is the second most common neurological condition only to Alzheimers in Australia, and the organisers are working to secure long-term funding from government to reflect that.
Strong collaboration between Parkinson’s organisations in Australia prompted Parkinson’s Australia CEO Steve Sant to travel from Canberra especially to be and speak at the shows.
Richard said: “This means that more people will understand Parkinson’s Disease and increased awareness will surely lead to increased funding and much-needed specialist home care, seriously lacking in Victoria.”
Other musicians rocking out included Steve McEwan and the Yesmen, Dave Wright and Midnight Electric, Sarah Carroll, Luke Legs, Craig Horne and Friends, Gallie, Victoriana Gaye and Jeff Raglus, Sassy Soul Sisters, Ukulele Carnivale, Wayne Heard, Andrea Robertson and Friends and Brooke Allen and Sam Walsh.
“This is about far more than great music; it is about funding and provision of specialist care for people with Parkinson’s in their own homes, like my mum and dad. It is about the cost of Parkinson’s t...

14:46

"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed Economics.au": Renew Economy: Attack on renewables fatuous, misleading and ideological "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Politicians line up to accuse media and Coalition members of misleading, fatuous and ideological campaign against renewable energy. Industry says it is price to pay for success.

14:41

"IndyWatch Feed Tas": Tasmanian Times: Statement – Completion of Tasmanian Senate Count "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Ed: ... or Eric gets his way ... It has been said many times recently that politics is governed by the hard and fast rules of mathematics - either you have the numbers or you don’t. As has been demonstrated by the completion of the Tasmanian Senate count today, I unfortunately don’t have the numbers to continue the great privilege of representing Tasmania in the Senate • ABC: McKim and Singh take final Tasmanian Senate seats … After the distribution of preferences today, it has become clear Mr Colbeck has lost the battle for the 12th Senate spot to the Greens’ Nick McKim. Labor’s Lisa Singh has also won a seat. A massive below-the-line vote saw Senator Singh re-elected, despite her relegation to the sixth position on her party’s ticket in favour of a union boss. She took the 10th Senate spot ahead of her colleague Senator Catryna Bilyk, who has also been returned. … • Ted Mead in Comments: As for Nick, it was a clearly a near miss, because had he failed in his Senate bid he would had been relegated to life outside a parliamentary office into a state of dire limbo to ponder on what to do and where it all went horribly wrong! My view is that Nick has performed quite well in Canberra representing Tasmanians. The same can’t be said for his history over the previous 4-year term in the state Labor/Green cabinet debacle where the best interests of Tasmanians were undermined and ignored in the illusion of progressive politics. Because I felt Nick has something to contribute in the senate I gave him my number 3 on the ticket. If it were a state election I wouldn’t have given him a number anywhere … • John Hawkins in Comments: Well Erich got his way and in retribution Colbeck has been booted out of the Senate. The Tasmanian Liberals under the leadership of Abetz have now lost a Senate seat to add to the loss of the three amigo’s in the Federal Lower House. As Abetz is and always has been untouchable at Number one on the Tasmanian Libera...

14:40

"IndyWatch Feed Niugini": Papua New Guinea Mine Watch: Dispute over proposed Frieda river mine location "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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PanAust says the mine is on the border between East and West Sepik

Frieda located in West Sepik: Tekwie
Gedion Timothy | The National aka The Loggers Times | July 27, 2016
FORMER West Sepik governor John Tekwie says the Frieda River copper-gold project is situated in the province and not on the border with East Sepik.
He said the fundamental error that the Mineral Resource Authority (MRA), the lead explorer PanAust and its partner Highlands Pacific, had been misleading all this time was the actual location of the project.
A spokesperson from the MRA said a special mining lease (SML) was yet to be issued but confirmed that the area that would be given the SML would be exploration licence 58 (EL 58), which was in West Sepik.
The spokesperson indicated that areas surrounding EL 58 were mining easement licences for infrastructure and other mining purposes.
Tekwie said the project was geographically and legally located in the Telefomin local level government area with landownership commonly shared between the Telefol and Mianmin tribes.
“Telefomin is home of the five min tribes comprising Telefolmin, Mianmin, Oksapmin, Atbalmin and Faiwolmin. The project is about 80 kilometres Southwest from the common Sandaun-East Sepik border and is located on Nena mountain deep in Sandaun province,” Tekwie said.
“It is not on the border, nor is it in neighbouring East Sepik province. MRA officers and certain consultants have over the years misled the public staging the project as “on the border” o...

14:32

"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed Economics.au": Renew Economy: AGL taps government investment funds to help it meet RET obligations "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

AGL Energy taps two govt-owned funds for new renewables investment vehicle it will use to defray costs of developing new projects.

14:30

"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Homepaddock: Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Crorepati –   (in India) a person whose assets are worth at least one crore or 10 million rupees; a person who resides in a household whose net worth or wealth exceeds ten million rupees, or units of another currency.

Hat tip: Tim Worstall


Filed under: language Tagged: crorepati ...

14:23

"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed Economics.au": Renew Economy: Online renewables mapping upgrade highlights importance of battery storage "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Online renewables mapping tool gets major ARENA-funded upgrade, including addition of new maps highlighting areas of network constraint, best suited to battery storage and demand management.

14:22

"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed Economics.au": John Quiggin: We don’t need another Royal Commission "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I haven’t had much to say about Australian politics since the election. That’s because I see the Turnbull government as a nullity, which will achieve nothing however long it survives.

Turnbull’s first substantive action since the election (in fact, since the election was called) only confirms me in this view. It’s a knee-jerk reaction to a TV program, the Four Corners report documenting appalling abuse in a juvenile detention facility in the NT. Rather than considering any coherent attempt to consider and address the issues, Turnbull offered the most clichéd possible response “when in doubt, call a Royal Commission”. He made it lazier still, by proposing that the Commission focus on this single facility, and has now reluctantly agreed that it should look at the NT as a whole.

For once, I’m in agreement with the Oz. We already have a Royal Commission looking at institutional abuse of young people, which could easily have its terms extended to cover this.

More importantly, we don’t need any more Royal Commissions to establish that institutions are failing young people in trouble. The real issues are much more intractable than finding and punishing some abusers.

To start with, there’s the fact that, throughout the country, services for young people in trouble are chronically underfunded and overstretched. If Turnbull had announced that the money he was planning to give to corporations would be used to help young people instead, that would have been some genuinely decisive action. But that would be politically impossible.

Still, at least in the case of youth services, it’s obvious what needs to be done. The bigger problems of social breakdown and family crisis are much more complicated and difficult to handle. But these aren’t the kinds of question that can be handled by a press release or a Royal Commission.

14:20

"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed Economics.au": Renew Economy: South Australia targets battery storage in new renewables auction "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

South Australia says 25% of its energy needs will come from "dispatchable" renewables, such as solar with battery storage and biomass.

13:56

"IndyWatch Feed Niugini": Business Advantage PNG: Autonomous Bougainville Government likely to take up extra shares in BCL, says Momis "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) says it is likely to put exploration licences out to international tender as a first step towards restarting the K177 billion Panguna gold and copper mine. Governor John Momis tells Business Advantage PNG he expects the ABG to take up Rio Tinto’s offer of shares, adding that the national government should pass on the shares it was given by Rio to the ABG.

Panguna mine. Credit: Forest Wallpaper.com

Panguna mine. Credit: Forest Wallpaper.com

Last month Rio Tinto offered to give away its 53.8 per cent shareholding in BCL to the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) and the national government. Both the ABG and the national government would have an equal equity holding of 36.4 per cent.

The Panguna mine was closed in 1989 at the start of a two-year civil war—prompted by landowner concerns–over the damage to the local environment and the returns they were receiving.

The cost of rehabilitating the mine is estimated to be about A$6 billion (K13.72 billion), and revenues for the life of the mine are estimated to be $A75 billion (K177 billion) in 2014 dollars.

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12:06

"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast": Echonetdaily: Affordable housing… think about it "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Cr. Paul Spooner, Byron Bay

While public discussion regarding the potential merits or perceived deficiencies of an affordable housing redevelopment in Mullumbimby have grabbed the headlines and letters section there is an even more important item for housing affordability up for discussion at the ‪4 August Council meeting – the Draft Byron Shire Residential Strategy.

This strategy provides an opportunity to be a ‘game changer’ in housing affordability for our Shire.

I will be suggesting we adopt 30% inclusionary zoning into our planning laws. What does this mean? Every new development over a certain size (say 20 dwellings) would be mandated to supply at least 30% as affordable housing. Such housing to be managed by a community housing provider to ensure ongoing compliance and support.

This is happening in London, Amsterdam, New York and hundreds of other places across the world. Why not in Byron Shire?

Relying on market forces or state and federal governments to deliver affordable housing has failed. We need to be creative and leverage partnerships between local government, private investors and community housing providers to address the major shortage of affordable housing in our shire.

What could this deliver? Think West Byron. If this was in place prior to its approval we would be seeing 240 affordable dwellings created.

Think about it.

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11:59

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne": The NORTHSIDER: INTERVIEW|CHRIS CAVILL AND THE PROSPECTORS "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Chris Cavill and The Prospectors have released a new EP All That You Got, it's a barnstorming collection of blues rock with heavy riffs and tight melodies.

The post INTERVIEW|CHRIS CAVILL AND THE PROSPECTORS appeared first on The NORTHSIDER.

11:22

"IndyWatch Feed Qld": "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia": cairnsnews.org: VAXXED: DEL BIGTREE’S POWERFUL SPEECH AT HEALTH FREEDOM RALLY "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

AUTISMMEDIACHANNEL

Forbidden Knowledge TV | Jul 23, 2016 | Alexandra Bruce

Del Bigtree, the Producer of the film, ‘Vaxxed’ gives an incredibly powerful speech here, at the Health Freedom Rally in Santa Monica, California, posted on July 4th, 2016.

The documentary is an investigation into the CDC’s destruction of a study linking autism to the MMR vaccine, which came to light via CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson. He smuggled out documents that proved that the CDC knew these vaccines were harmful to the undeveloped immune systems of toddlers – yet they did nothing to stop these being injected to millions of babies, worldwide.

In the 1970s, one in 500 children might develop autism. Today, that number in the US is one in 50, more than double than in the year 2000. In the film, an MIT epidemiologist states that at the current rate, by 2032, one in two Americans born will develop autism and 80% of all male children born in the US will become autistic – if the current vaccination protocols aren’t stopped. Financial advisor and former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Catherine Austin Fitts estimates that each autistic child costs a family $5M. This relentless surge of autism is destroying marriages, families and human beings.

Under the enormous pressure exerted by the massive pharmaceutical corporations which produce vaccines, this controversial film has been embargoed from a number of fil...

11:18

"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast": Echonetdaily: Sharks active the day after surfers ‘bumped’ "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

File photo of a Great White Shark. (AAP)

File photo of a Great White Shark. (AAP)

A tagged great white shark has been detected around Sharpes Beach this morning in the same area two surfers were bumped from their boards yesterday.

The Dorsal Northern NSW Shark Reports Facebook page said that DPI Fisheries had advised the shark was detected around 10.40am.

Another great white shark was detected off Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay, just before 7.30am, while others were detected yesterday at Main Beach at Evans Head, and later again at Sharpes Beach.

The detections follow reports that local surfers Curran See and Harris Lake, both 18, had an encounter with a great white shark at Sharpes Beach about 12.30pm yesterday.

A third surfer was reportedly knocked off his board at Shelly Beach yesterday as well.

The encounters have brought into question the use of nets, which are being installed at Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach and adjacent to the Lennox Head-Alstonville SLS Club at Lennox Head.

The installation of the barriers follows a spate of shark encounters along the north coast, and is part of the government’s $16 million Shark Management Strategy.

There were 18 shark attacks between Byron Bay and Evans Head between 2000 and 2015, four of them were at Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach and two were at Lennox Head.

Ballina mayor Cr David Wright has said the barriers were just pa...

11:09

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Goulburn": The Shepparton Adviser: Business award nominees galore "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Business award nominees galore

THE fifth week of the 2016 White King-Pental 95 3SR FM Business Awards has seen seven businesses nominated, with Barbeques Galore receiving a nomination under the Entrepreneur of the Year Award category, FoneFreakz being nominated under the Business Award – Retail Services category, Gattuso Transport receiving a nomination under the Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award category, Haeusler’s Shepparton being nominated under the Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award category, Nisha’s Hair and Beauty receiving a nomination under the Customer Service of the Year Award – Trade Services category, Paint Place Shepparton being nominated under the Business Award – Retail Services category and Casablanca Pizza and Pasta Restaurant received a nomination under the Visitor Experience of the Year Award category.

All businesses within the Greater Shepparton City Council boundary are eligible to be nominated for an award with each award category’s individual set of criteria available on the website.

Nominations can be made in store at participating businesses, online at www.sheppartonchamber.com.au/awards or via post by sending a completed nomination form to Business Awards, PO Box 364, Shepparton 3630.

11:08

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Goulburn": The Shepparton Adviser: Wine show class winners announced "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Wine show class winners announced

REGION’S TOP DROPS… From left, Dookie Wine Show associate judges Kiera O’Brien, Tobias Anstead, head judge, Simon Killeen and associate judge, Lilian Carter judging the region’s best wines last week as part of the Dookie Wine Show. Photo: Nicholise Garner.

MORE than 90 wines from 31 wineries across the region underwent a rigorous judging process last week, to determine which would become named the best wines from each of the classes as part of this year’s Dookie Wine Show.

Class 1, Shiraz saw The Victorian awarded best in class for their 2015 Shiraz, Class 2, Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded to Are You Game for their 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Class 3, Merlot and Merlot Blends went to St Annes Merlot for their 2014 drop and Class 4, Other Red Varieties went to MoFro for their 2014 Cabernet Shiraz. Class 5, Chardonnay was awarded to Ciavarella for their 2012 Chardonnay, Class 6, Other White Varieties went to Ciavarella for their 2012 Riesling and Class 7, Sparkling Reds and Whites went to Melrose for their Sparkling Shiraz.

The winning wines will be served during the five-course awards dinner on Tuesday, September 13 at the McIntosh Centre, Shepparton from 6:30pm, where the official Wine of Show will also be announced.

Dookie Wine Show chairman, Paul Phillips said, “The quality of entrants is improving. Being a relatively young region for wine and growing fruit the quality steps up each year.

“The range of wines is also increasing. Traditionally a red wine growing area we are now seeing Cabernet, Sangi...

11:07

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Goulburn": The Shepparton Adviser: Campaign to draw interest and investment to region "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

GREATER Shepparton City Council together with Shepparton Show Me celebrated the official launch of the Greater Shepparton … Great Things Happen Here campaign last night, which aims to attract private and government investment, visitors and new residents to the Greater Shepparton area.

Underpinning the campaign is sharing of local success stories to inspire new businesses and residents to move here and attract visitors to play, stay and spend money in Greater Shepparton. The stories create “food for thought” in showcasing the possibilities of what could be. It communicates Greater Shepparton’s strengths and points of difference as a draw card or driving force.

Key to the campaign is a series of commercials showcasing these strengths including the breadth of our small and large businesses, our range of services, our agricultural and horticultural capability and vibrant lifestyle that Greater Shepparton offers.

Sixty Minutes journalist, Charles Wooley has been secured as the campaign ambassador to showcase our products and services to the world. As an investigative journalist, Charles is the quintessential Aussie storyteller. His voice is distinctive, authoritative and engaging and his rustic image also lends itself to being representative of regional and rural Australia.

The sixty second hero commercial will be launched on the big screen on July 26, together with a preview of vignettes of local businesses and the Greater Shepparton … Great Things Happen Here website.

The campaign will commence being rolled out statewide and nationally in August.

11:06

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Goulburn": The Shepparton Adviser: Unique architectural designs required for SAM "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

ARCHITECTS are being called on to submit their unique design concepts for the new Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), with Greater Shepparton City Council (GSCC) launching an architectural competition last week.

As the first in a two-stage competition process endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects, council is looking for a wide range of responses, from which a seven person jury will select a shortlist of five. Shortlisted teams will be invited to develop a concept design for SAM in stage two.

Each shortlisted team will be provided with a more detailed brief and will be paid an honorarium of $7,000 to assist with the development of the concept design. The winning entry will receive a prize of $10,000.

The competition will result in a commission to the successful entrant, who will be appointed to work with GSCC and SAM stakeholders to further develop the design.

The design competition closes at 4pm on August 31. For further information, visit www.greatershepparton.com.au

Please submit all tenders through www.tendersearch.com.au/greatershepparton

11:05

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Goulburn": The Shepparton Adviser: Multi-million dollar Village Cinema upgrade development stalled "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Multi-million dollar Village Cinema upgrade development stalled

EXPANSION PREVENTED… Village Cinema has had plans in place to carry out a $5M re-development of the Shepparton complex, but the development has stalled due to being unsuccessful in acquiring extra internal space required for the upgrade. Photo: Emma Hillier.

A PLANNED $5M re-development of Shepparton’s Village Cinema complex has come to a halt, after owners of the complex began having trouble securing the extra internal space required for the upgrade.

The re-development, which if approved, would be completed over a three month period from the beginning of next year, includes making the venue fully licenced and able to serve alcohol, the installation of VMax, reclining seats, upgraded food options, replacement of the carpets and installation of new toilets.

Village Cinemas CEO, Kirk Edwards said, “We have attempted to secure extra internal space, but we are having trouble reaching an agreement with other tenants who utilise and access the toilets.

“It would be in everyone’s best interest to upgrade. It would help to bring some life back in to Shepparton’s CBD.

“We know it has to be done. It’s tired and not in keeping with the rest of the Village Cinemas. We’d very much like to do the job, but our hands are tied at the moment.

“Cinemas are in our blood and have been for over 60 years. We understand that we have to renovate our cinemas on a regular basis to ensure they are of the quality requested by the commun...

11:01

"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": "IndyWatch Feed Sydney": Bulga Milbrodale Progress Association: Relocation of Bulga Discussion Continues "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

The historic town of Bulga that is threatened with extinction

Last Sunday a major New Zealand paper published an article discussing the controversial  topic of the  re-locating the whole Bulga township and the voluntary property acquisition issue. The report is based on an interview with a local Bulga resident.  This is an important issue that needs to be discussed.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?  You can reply by email (bmpa@savebulga.org.au),

on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BulgaMilbrodaleProgressAssociation

or  https://www.facebook.com/Stand-with-Bulga-to-protect-heritage-from-coal-mining-1563093003985963/

or on Twitter https://twitter.com/BULGA_Lives

Meanwhile a group of hardy Bulgarians freeze in  icy wind keeping alive a protest vigil at the corner of the Wallaby Scrub and Putty Roads. They are collecting signatures   for a Petition to protect the Wallaby Scrub, the Saddle Ridge and the Warkworth Sand Woodlands from the destruction by the rapacious Rio Tinto Warkworth Mine.

YOU too can help by signing THIS PETITION

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Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining

We the undersigned demand the Premier of NSW Mike Baird and his Roads Minister Duncan Gay refuse to close Bulga’s Wallaby Scrub Road to allow Warkworth Mining Limited (Rio Tinto) to destroy our convict built heritage road for open cut coal mining.

The owner of the road, Singleton Council, has reaffirmed it...

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10:59

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Goulburn": The Shepparton Adviser: Will the CBD be the showcase of Shepparton ever again? "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Will the CBD be the showcase of Shepparton ever again?

OPEN THE MALL… Madisons Foodstore owner, Pauline Gadsby and her husband, Phillip would like to see the Maude Street Mall opened to slow moving traffic. Photo: Emma Hillier.

“IF they (council) don’t do something to the mall, it’s going to die … it’s dying now,” Madisons Foodstore owners, Pauline and Phillip Gadsby said when they sat down with The Adviser to discuss what they believe should be done with the Maude Street Mall.

Pauline and Phillip have, over the years, seen the CBDs prosperity decline, and much like many others are calling for something to be done to bring it in line with what is required by the community today.

Pauline and Phillip said, “The mall was fabulous as it was 20 to 30 years ago, but it doesn’t work as it is now. It needs to be re-opened to slow moving traffic.

“When they created the mall, it had a buzzy atmosphere and was prosperous, but Shepparton was a different place back then and it was in-line with what the community wanted at that time. It’s not a case of simply trying to utilise it, it really needs to change.

“The council have spent money on Vaughan Street and Victoria Park Lake, which both look fantastic and are now heavily utilised. Opening the mall would revitalise the CBD much like in the way the lake and Vaughan Street were.

“Shop owners have been talking about this issue for over 20 years and over the last 10 years there has been a massive change in the mall.

“The mall is supposed to be a showcase of Shepparton.

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10:55

"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": Western NSW & Far West Health Libraries Blog: Perils of place: identifying hotspots of health inequality "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Perils of place: identifying hotspots of health inequality
Grattan Institute, 24/7/16
Hospitalisation rates for diabetes, tooth decay and other conditions that should be treatable or manageable out of hospital show how Australia's health system is consistently failing some communities.



The report introduces a method of identifying small areas where health inequalities are entrenched and, without intervention, are likely to endure.



To build up the limited evidence of what works in reducing place-based health problems, the report recommends that government combine with Primary Health Networks and local communities to run three- to five-year trials of tailored programs in selected places. Rigorous evaluation is critical, so that the lessons from successful trials can be applied across the country.



Listen to a podcast of the authors discussing the report.<<a href="http://grattan.edu.au/podcast/perils-of-place-identifying-hotspots-of-health-inequality/">http://grattan.edu.au/podcast/perils-of-place-identifying-hotspots-of-health-inequality />



http://grattan.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/874-Perils-of-Place.pdf Download the report



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10:53

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne": Streams & Desolations: June – July 2016: Scenes from my sketchbook "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen on paper. July 2016. Scenes from my sketch books and digital art experiments in June and July 2016. If you like my art and want to support this blog, please consider buying something from my RedBubble store: flokot.redbubble.com. I have a number of original hand drawn and digitally drawn artworks available for […]

10:53

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Goulburn": The Shepparton Adviser: Community Connect "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

UPCOMING

SHEPPARTON SENIORS CITIZENS CONCERT will run on July 28 from 1:30pm at the Senior Citizens Centre rooms, Welsford Street, Shepparton. Guest artist is Vennessa Waara singing and Joyce Yates on keyboard. $5 entry, includes afternoon tea and everyone is welcome. Bulk bookings can be made on 5821 4921.

 

SHEPPARTON SPIRITUALIST CENTRE INC. is holding a Psychic/Mediumship Workshop with Rhys Wynn Davies on Saturday, July 30. Sunday service will run on July 31 from 1:30pm with Rhys Wynn Davies at the Mooroopna Education and Activities Centre, 23 Alexander Street, Mooroopna. All welcome. For more information, phone Jo on 0434 670 531.

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH GREATER SHEPPARTON POLICE SERVICE AREA MEETING will be held on Tuesday, August 2 from 7:30pm at Shepparton Police Station, Welsford Street, Shepparton. Residents of Shepparton and all towns and areas of the City of Greater Shepparton are welcome to attend to discuss issues of community safety and crime prevention. Enquiries can be made by contacting Cathie on 0434 343 327 or email catmcmaster@bigpond.com

 

PLAY- OUT OF THE BLUE is an understanding/educational play of depression and suicide and will run at the Mooroopna Sir Ian McLennan Sports Centre on Wednesday, August 3 from 7:15pm. Light supper is included and cost is $10 per person.

 

CATHOLICS ARE BEING WELCOMED TO RETURN TO THE CHURCH and reconnect with their faith. Church sessions will be held from Thursday, August 11 and continue each week until Thursday, September 15 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Mons. Peter Jeffrey centre. For more information, contact Michael on 5821 8914 or 0400 163 244.

 

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10:50

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Goulburn": The Shepparton Adviser: Letters to the Editor "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

IF YOU CARE, VOTE? 

Dear Editor,

The Greens vote has fallen again and they have lost seats in the senate. Their very apt “if you care, vote” slogan has thankfully fallen on deaf ears.

To The Greens, if you cared you’d determine better scientific proof of your doom and gloom environmental theories, particularly when scientists have released in this week’s ‘The Australian’ evidence that the Antarctic Peninsula, regarded as a “global warming hot spot,” has been cooling for almost 20 years, not in fact heating as you’ve suggested.

If you cared you’d rethink you’re stance on a further 50,000 Islamic refugees intake into Australia. 50,000 refugees who want to introduce Sharia Law in Australia. 50,000 refugees from more than seven countries who still enact the death penalty for homosexuals. 50,000 refugees who believe and practice daily the extreme oppression of women. 50,000 refugees who are not interested in our way of life, but in changing it to their way of life.

If you cared, you’d be more interested in preserving our great country, our freedoms, our prosperity and our lifestyle.

Where do The Greens really fit in the political spectrum?  If you care about Australia … nowhere!

Yours sincerely,

Steven Threlfall

Shepparton

 

WILL THE ROAD BE MADE SAFER FOR ALL?

Dear Editor,

I refer to the letter from Terence Ashdown in The Adviser on the July 13, 2016 titled “Is The Road To Blame.”

I live on The Boulevard and I often watch the traffic rounding the bend especially when I hear the squealing of tyres in the wet and watch a vehicle going sideways out of control. I have often gone over to see if the driver is ok and waited for a tow truck to arrive when the end result is an accident.

The road surface is angled on a steep slop...

10:49

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Goulburn": The Shepparton Adviser: For the greater good "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

For the greater good

PROMOTING WELLNESS AND WELLBEING… From left, Totally Holistic resource therapist, Wendy Brewer, generalist counsellor, Alison Harris and massage therapist, Maree Shaw. Photo: Emma Hillier.

BUSINESS owners Alison Harris, Wendy Brewer and Maree Shaw have integrated their services under one roof as they work together to promote wellness and wellbeing.

Sundara Body, massage therapist, Maree said, “Sundara Body provides Relaxation from head to soul.” Using only organic products, Maree’s services include full body, head, face, hot stone massage and aromatherapy. Fully clothed massage is available for more modest clients. Maree is also qualified to provide infant massage instruction to parents.

Totally Holistic generalist counsellor, Alison has a broad practice background using cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness and meditation, specialising in chronic disease and trauma management. Alison also offers employment assistance programs to nurture a healthy workforce, improving morale and workplace communication.

Blueskies Wellbeing owner, Wendy has 10 years experience as a resource therapist and meditation teacher. Wendy helps clients achieve long lasting, and sometimes immediate change, especially in the areas of anxiety, lack of confidence, trauma and compulsive behaviours such as gambling and OCD.

To book your appointment with one of the team, call Alison on 0447 030 620,

Wendy on 0408 799 061 or Maree on 0434 385 817.

10:48

"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Goulburn": The Shepparton Adviser: Embrace the joy of hearing "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Embrace the joy of hearing

HAVE YOUR HEARING TESTED… From left, Shepparton Audioclinic client services officer, Karen Weymouth and audiologist, Sue Brown are encouraging the community to recognise how precious the ability to hear is and to have their hearing tested. Photo: Emma Hillier.

OUR ability to hear is truly amazing but as with most of our senses, we only begin to appreciate just how precious it is when it begins to deteriorate.

Shepparton Audioclinic audiologist, Sue Brown said, “Under normal circumstances most of us shouldn’t expect to notice any deterioration in our hearing until we’re in our fifties. At this stage of life though, around 50 percent of us may find it harder to hear high-pitched sounds and have trouble following a conversation in a noisy environment.

“The best way to measure the degree, of hearing loss, if any, is to simply have your hearing checked at our relocated clinic in Shepparton.”

Life is great when you experience the joys of hearing well and that’s what Shepparton Audioclinic aims to do for you.

Call 9037 6310 now for your free* hearing check-up or come in to Shepparton Audioclinic at 316 Wyndham Street, Shepparton.

*Applies to adults over 26 years only.

Friday, 22 July

02:13

Aboriginal News Group Newswire: Is Shoddy Cancer Care for Natives a Treaty Violation? - ICTMN.com "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Is Shoddy Cancer Care for Natives a Treaty Violation? - ICTMN.com: “Thus far, given the option, Congress would rather let Indians die than adequately fund the Indian Health Service,” Donald Warne, the first Native doctor to serve on the national board of directors of the American Cancer Society, told Newsweek. “We are not receiving ‘all proper care and protection’”—the specifics guaranteed by the tribal treaties—“so, in truth, the federal government is in violation of the treaties. And the treaties are essentially contracts. I think if there’s an unnecessary death, you should look at how the federal government is in breach of contract in allowing unnecessary death.”

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