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Going on 13 years now- have contacted police, the media, and the FBI to try and get my family investigated for murdering children and no one seems to give a damn. Is this the world we have come to live in?
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Oi, boomed Kristy across the kitchen.
It was a rainy Budapest afternoon in our rather shabby hostel the type people come to stay at for a night or two and end up lasting a season. I had just finished my cup of coffee, and was rinsing the mug.
Whats the smallest dick youve ever had sex with?
My smile froze as Kristy grabbed a short, chubby eggplant off the bench from where she was helping to prepare dinner. It was the first time shed spoken to me since the day shed checked me in.
Mine was legit this big, she continued loudly, holding out her finger and thumb close together as she threw back her head in crude laughter. Still giggling, she held the eggplant against her crotch and thrust.
About five of Kristys co-workers bustled around her in the kitchen, as well as a handful of guests. Because of the weather, nearly everyone was holed up inside. The others feigned busyness, pretending not to hear her.
I I dont know, I stammered vaguely, desperate to melt into the floor and unsure of how to confront the situation.
Kristy thrust her hips a few more times, and put the eggplant down. Bored with my lack of engagement, she then stalked off down the hallway, grinning like a cat, to harass the guests watching television.
I put the mug in the drying rack.
A girl chopping carrots suppressed a smile. Were compiling a list from biggest to smallest, she confided in me excitedly, not bothering to lower her voice.
Sams got the biggest dick.
Sam was a guest who had become a somewhat permanent fixture at the hostel.
And apparently Zac is small, she mouthed, digging me in the ribs and giving me a knowing look.
Zac was also in the kitchen. He was the boy Id been sleeping with for the duration of my stay a holiday fling, and my first sexual partner since a particularly painful breakup a few months before.
He was divine.
I wouldnt know, I said quietly, trying to imply that I didnt approve of the conversation but didnt have the guts to say so. The girl chopping carrots just smirke...
The Board of the Castlemaine Art Museum is delighted that two of our front of house staff have accepted positions back at CAM. They are the first point of contact for members, supporters and the general public, when they visit, phone or email. Board members are very pleased that our staff are able to return to this important position, where they offer a welcoming and informative service and add to our audiences enjoyment.
The Board is continuing to discuss other positions with our former staff, we hope to advise our supporters of positive results when decisions have been made.
We are working on our next newsletter which will be out soon.
A reminder that we are operating with reduced hours Thursday to Sunday 12noon to 5pm. Our volunteer guides are present and willing on Saturdays. Please arrange other groups at the front desk.
New members are welcome and all donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.
My first serious brush with postmodernism was when I was pursuing my second masters degree in New Zealand. Previously, I had post-colonial and post-structuralist professors in India, who once told me that the right to not listen to someone is democratic. When replied it of course is, but implies no credibility when they critique the concept they refuse to hear, they walked out.
But those were isolated incidents. New Zealand (not geographically, but culturally West) gave me an idea what organized post-modernist cultism is. My alma-mater, the oldest and most prestigious university of the land, had a Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, which made us do a module. While other subjects in the broader field, like international relations and economics, had a positivist bend, Peace and Conflict was a different world altogether.
They had weekend activism meets, the professors had Palestinian flags on their doors, students were invited to join political discussion about feminizing armed forces and how feminists should infiltrate and oppose wars, and they had stellar researchers discussing the viability of opening a taxpayer-funded peace park on the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas.
I bring this up because, coming from military analysis and conflict journalism background, I had a different idea of what Peace and Conflict studies might include, like knowing the causes and effects of war and strategies to deter the most calamitous of human events. Instead, I found it was simply an activist hub.
I had to write an essay on the role of women in infantry. When I pointed out that no single Australian marine female officer has passed the combat training and all dropped out, including one female marine captain who wrote against this entire idiocy, I got the lowest passing grade in that module. The essay was subsequently published unchanged and unedited in a journal.
Transgender issues are the most emotive of our times, an echo of the...
Here is an article I wrote and published on this, my personal blog-site, a few months ago when Trevor was lying in a coma in Coffs Harbour Base Hospital.
It is not the length of life, but the depth of life that matters. Ralph Waldo Emerson
She came into our lives as the tiniest calf we had ever met, but that was to be the only small thing about Tiny Calf, as her impact on our lives and the lives of all those who knew of her was anything but.
Having survived a difficult birth and coming into our care some four days thereafter without the nourishment of colostrum, little Tiny Calf was up against it from the start. But that didnt stop her living life to the full, nor blossoming in our hearts. Her determination to march around the barn, cheering spirits as she went, brought smiles to our faces and hope to our hearts we were winning. Tiny Calf loved her teddybear friends and her human ones too, especially our farmhand Becc for whom Tiny would lick her lips in anticipation of the warm bottle of sweet milk that usually came with their meeting.
But sadly, Tiny Calfs life was to be cut cruelly short as an infection set into her joints that could not be reined in by the toughest of antibiotics nor the most expert of vets. It is one of the saddest realities of sanctuary life: our hearts are often broken as life is sometimes so mercilessly cruel. But this is something we go into with eyes wide open, for we know that our hearts will heal, and when they do there will be a place in there for our dear departed friends. And as the days go by, so too our resolve is strengthened to remind one and all that every life matters, especially that of a little being named Tiny Calf.
Australian solar power panel manufacturing company expects the Blockchain to improve efficiency in the energy market by enabling peer to peer trading.
Australian solar power panel manufacturing company expects the Blockchain to improve efficiency in the energy market by enabling peer to peer trading.
I have always declined to pray at family meal times. I created this prayer as an alternative to the many prayers I've heard over the years to a personal God, who is separate and distinct from the universe, who allegedly answers prayers for personal needs and the healing of loved ones, if He chooses. Conversely, I believe that meditation can enable us to directly experience the transpersonal Love Source of all creation.
Harry Palmer from Australian Patriot Radio conducted an interview with John ?? who delivers a mine field of information of how QLD Beaty government manipulated the system to remove all peoples rights without them knowing, they do not even own their own property and that David Walter exposing this and more is being silenced by a corrupt judicial system about to collapse. Read More
On Friday, two of the most powerful central bankers in the world, delivered back-to-back warnings against governments removing existing controls over the financial industry.
At first glance, it may seem odd that central bankers might stand up for regulation of the industry. It makes sense though. From their point of view, they see the potential risks to the whole financial sector. Regulators are less concerned with the gains or losses made by an individual business than they are with how the whole sector is fairing. What is good for one is not necessarily good for the other.
Now that the global and many national markets are less certain and riskier, the incentive is to overcome this through sufficient regulation and the imposition of barriers to mavericks, who might upset the apple cart. By this means the risk of financial loss is lessened across the financial system.
During the financial crisis of 2007, governments used regulators to limit the damage, by covering for the banks (increasing liquidity) and other financial institutions. This soon became known as corporate welfare. There is a clear incentive to keep this line of assistance open.
This is why the worlds two most powerful central bankers delivered back-to- back warnings last Friday, against dismantling tough post-crisis financial rules that the Trump administration blames for stifling U.S. growth.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, speaking at the Federal Reserves annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, pointed out that this is not the time to loosen regulation given that central banks are still supporting their economies with accommodative monetary policies.
That warning followed earlier remarks by US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who offered a broad defense of the steps taken since the 2008 financial-market meltdown and urged that any rollback of post-crisis rules be modest.
The combined effect was a subtle shot across the bow of those who seek deregulation, said Michael Gapen, chief U.S. economist at Barclays Capital Inc. in New York.
There is also a political factor. Banks are unpopular just about everywhere. They are seen as grasping institutions and are blamed for many of the existing economic problems. The banks have a major public relations problem....
This Associated Press video says about itself:
Protest as Germany deports Afghan refugees
(14 Dec 2016) Germany deported around 50 Afghans to their homeland on Wednesday after after their asylum bids were rejected.
They left on Wednesday evening from Frankfurt airport as dozens of people gathered to rally against the deportation.
Only 18 Afghan citizens were deported in the first half of 2016, according to government figures.
More than 12,500 Afghans have received orders to leave the country, but not yet been deported.
Instead, it has tried to convince them to go home on a voluntary basis by offering financial incentives upon their return.
Recently, however the government has said it would toughen its stance on rejected asylum-seekers and that more people would be deported.
By Steve Sweeney in Britain:
Last-minute reprieve for young Afghan
Monday 28th August 2017
Pilot refuses to fly man who has been threatened by Taliban
Samim Bigzad, 22, was detained after he attended his monthly appointment at a London immigration office in July. His initial asylum claim was rejected in March 2016 and subsequent appeals were also refused.
He was due to be taken on a Turkish Airlines commercial flight via Istanbul on Saturday, however campaigners said he is still in the country because he did not board the plane.
A protest group at Heathrow pleaded with the airl...
The Los Angeles Times
The tiny gas-rich nation of Qatar has been ostracized by its regional Arab neighbors, which accuse it of funding terrorism and being too cozy with Iran.
In June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic and trade ties, closed their air routes to Qatari aircraft and served the government with a host of demands aimed at fighting terrorism and extremism. Mauritius, Mauritania, Yemen, the Maldives and one of Libyas two warring governments also suspended diplomatic relations.
Qatar did little to quell the conflict last week when it announced it was restoring full diplomatic relations with Iran, more than a year after it pulled its ambassador in a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, whose embassy and diplomatic missions in Iran were attacked.
Qatari officials say their country has done no wrong and that a statement by the countrys emir that became a pretext for the row he was quoted on Qatar news sites as praising Iran and the fundamentalist group Hamas was fabricated in a hacking attack. Qatar blamed the Emirates, which has denied it.
Qatar does not fund terrorism whatsoever no groups, no individuals. Not from afar or from a close distance, Sheik Saif bin Ahmed al Thani, director of the government communications office, said in an interview with The Times editorial board and reporters.
His comments have been edited for length and clarity.President Trump and Qatars Emir Sheik Tamim bin Hamad al Thani during a bilateral meeting at a hotel in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in May 2017. (Mandel Ngan / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images)
I can answer what we think it is. We have differences in opinion. That is the main issue. Differences of opinion. We do not support parties or in...
Several outspoken Elders, including Utopias Rosalie Kunoth-Monks and speakers from the Yolgnu Nations Assembly will launch the statement of support in Melbourne.
They say the slow strangulation of services to the smaller homelands and the suffocating government control of almost all aspects of community life is a creeping extinction for these Aboriginal people.
The group statement concludes:
We call on the Australian Government to heed the call of Northern Territory Elders for an immediate end to the racism and discrimination of the Intervention policies which are an ongoing stain on the Australian nation.
It is time that the Australian Governments respect and negotiate with remote living Indigenous people in good faith, demonstrate proper duty of care to them and allow all First Nations of Australia the right to self-determination.
Ignorant: Former state agronomists demand scrapping of Shenhua coal mine, The Age, Peter Hannam, 27 Aug 17
Claims that Shenhuas restricted coal mining will avoid affecting the aquifers of the rich farmlands of the Liverpool Plains are false and ignorant, former state and private agronomists have said in a letter to Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
The government last month paid the Chinese coal miner $262 million for just over half the exploration licence area of the proposed mine at Watermark in northern NSW. Energy Minister Don Harwin said the buyback would ensure there was no mining on the fertile black soils of the plains.
But the agronomists, five of whom worked for the Department of Primary Industries or precursor departments, said limiting the proposed open cut mine to ridges would still likely affect surface and groundwater flows in the plains and downstream regions.
The claim that mining the ridges above Breeza will not have an impact on farming operations is false and ignorant, the letters authors said.
Hydrogeological investigations have shown that there is a high degree of connectivity between the alluvial aquifers throughout the Namoi Valley. Brian Tomalin, a retired cattle farmer and a former Namoi Catchment Management board member, told Fairfax Media endangered ecological communities such as whitebox woodlands were also at risk from impacts of an open pit reaching as deep as 300 metres.
The retired agronomists said a range of studies indicated that, at the least, the government should be demanding more research to assess the risks posed by the mine.
The Namoi Catchment Water Study, the Independent Expert Scientific Committee and the Federal Environment Minister all identified the need for more information to inform the decision-making process, the letter said. To date this has not happened. http://www.theage.com.au/environment/ignorant-former-state-agronomists-demand-scrapping-of-shenhua-coal-mine-20170822-gy1iw1.html
What happens when dozens of the countrys most exciting artists descend on Oxford Square? Volumes 2017 is the answer to exactly that. Sydneys own multi-venue music and arts festival filled Oxford St, Darlinghurst, with live music, art and mind-bending visuals. Swapping between Oxford Art Factory, Brighton Up Bar and The Cliff Dive, punters were treated to A+ sets from Party Dozen, Jonti, Gold Class, Body Type, Straight Arrows, Genesis Owusu & heaps more.
Small mum and dad motorcycle dealers are being squeezed out of the business by conglomerates, just as Bunnings did to Masters, says veteran dealer Brett Mutton of Brisbane Motorcycles.
The articles met with a lot of criticism and skepticism from customers and our readers.
Stuart suggested the best person to answer the critics is Brett who Stuart believes is one of the best private dealers in the country.
He always ran his retail outlets with balance all departments well staffed with intelligent guys and girls and getting income from each department, Stuart said.
His customers were well serviced. He grew his business using good old common sense.
But times are now tough, says Brett. He blames large conglomerates, manufacturer pressures, the ACCC, online parts and insurance, and wage costs.
Brett says mum and dad dealerships like his will disappear from the capital cities because of the discounting pressures of big conglomerates.
I walked away from 17 deals last month because TeamMoto was $500 under cost on every one of them, Brett says.
The conglomerates are slowly trying to get rid of the smaller mum-and-dad dealerships until they totally dominate the cities.
Its exactly what Bunnings did to Masters. Masters came in to take them on and Bunnings slaughtered them on prices until they left.
Sydney: Indias Adani Enterprises said on Monday it will start work in October on its Carmichael coal project in Australia using $400 million ($317 million) of its own funds, even as it looks to lock in financing for the controversial mine.
Adani, which has said previously that it needed to borrow under $2 billion to get the project off the ground, will target first shipments from March 2020 for the first stage of the project which has been trimmed back to a cost of $4 billion.
Analysts have raised doubts about whether Adani can fund what would be Australias biggest...
Pushing my way through the mountain of sweaty,
drunken bodies, I stumble to the bar. I signal for a drink and the
bartender nods in understanding. They pour the liquid into the
glass, then reach for the black plastic in front of
No straw! I call out before they can put in the unnecessary plastic. I pay for the drink and walk away with my strawless beverage, satisfied that Ive just helped save the world.
Okay, so I know it takes more than refusing a straw on a night out to really make a huge difference. But, hey its a start.
The rate at which the world consumes plastic is an alarming one. Photographer Benjamin Wong, whose images of a mermaid swimming in 10,000 plastic bottles went viral late last year, was a public wake up call as to how disturbing plastics can be.
Ben admits to not realising how large the problem was until he was bottle deep in research and found out how embedded plastics will be in our food chains over the next few years.
If animals eat plastic and we eat animals, were essentially going to be eating our own waste for centuries to come, he said.
It takes 1000 years for a plastic water bottle to biodegrade, but in that time, it doesnt stay whole. It becomes tiny micro plastics that end up in the water or in the soil. The ocean is currently filled with over five trillion pieces of plastic that get ingested by marine life. We then, in turn, ingest the marine life and end up with the plastic in our bodies.
Next time you buy a plastic water bottle, after you finish its content, you might as well marinate the bottle and eat it. Its going to end up in your body in one way or another. This way you get a free meal with your drink. What a bargain!
Over 300 million metric tons of plastics are produced in the world annually. Thats around the equivalent of 10 million humpback whales. And to make things even more messed up, about half of that amount goes into products that are discarded within a year of their purchase....
Source: Covert Geopolitics
Venezuela has begun massive wargames to show Donald Trump that it is capable of defending itself against US aggression. The drills will involve 200,000 troops and thousands of civilian volunteers, the military said.
The number of participants in the exercise starting Saturday will exceed 900,000 people, Remigio Ceballos, head of the Venezuelan Strategic Operational Command, told the media.
There'll be around 200,000 servicemen taking part, with the rest of those drilling being members of the Venezuelan civilian militia, Ceballos said.
The National Bolivarian Militia was created by the late Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, in 2009. The force, which allows every citizen to enlist, answers directly to the country's president.
Venezuelan Army snipers during military drills in Caracas on August 26, 2017. HO / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP
According to Ceballos, the number of those willing to become a militia member has sharply increased since the current drills were ordered in mid-August by President Nicolas Maduro.
Members of the National Bolivarian Militia get ready before a military exercise in Caracas, Venezuela August 26, 2017. Andres Martinez Casares / Reuters
The announcement of the massive exercise came in response to Donald Trump saying that Washington has prepared a range of measures against Venezuela, "including a possible military option if necessary."
"The fundamental objective for this exercise is to prepare the people for defense," Ceballos said.
Venezuela's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez attends snipers drills during military exercises in Caracas, Venezuela, August 26, 2017. Miraflores Palace / Reuters
The wargames will take place across the country, including the border areas, the commander added.
by Dee McLachlan The Iraq nation has been destroyed over a million citizens were killed, and its 37 million people are suffering the consequences. Who would do this and why? Syria has suffered six years of war, and Iran has been told that they are next. Should civilised people sit at home eating popcorn 
Bill Shorten's jumped on the rename the statues, change the plaques bandwagon. Here's one they'll have problems knocking over. From The Australian today Update inaccurate statue plaques, says Bill Shorten Statues in Sydney's Hyde Park were vandalised with "Change the Date" and "No Pride in Genocide" slogans. The Australian 1:36PM...
Today the Australian Government told people seeking asylum and refugees they have three weeks to find their own accommodation and they will lose all income support immediately. In a move designed to force people back to danger, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton began issuing a new visa known as the final departure Bridging E Visa.
Hugh de Kretser, Executive Director at the Human Rights Law Centre, said:
This is a shocking act of cruelty. People are being told all their income is being cut immediately and that theyve got three weeks before they are evicted from their homes. And the real sting in tail is that they are being told they must leave Australia and go back to harm on Nauru or Manus or to the same country from where they've fled persecution.
More than a year ago the successful Let Them Stay campaign prevented Minister Duttons first attempt at deporting this same group - including babies born in Australia - back to Nauru and Manus Island. The Minister this morning refused to rule out, and in fact suggested, that the policy would apply to the entire group. The Government's own documents make it clear that the policy will apply to children.
These are babies whove taken their first steps and spoken their first words in Australia. Kids going to Australian schools. Families who have been part of our community for years. And now, out of the blue, theyll be effectively thrown out on the streets in a cruel attempt to force them back to harm, said Mr de Kretser.
The documents outline that visa holders will be given 6 months to arrange return to the countries from which they fled, or one of the offshore detention centers on Nauru or Manus.
Natasha Blucher, Detention Advocacy Manager, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, said:
Were talking about women who were sexually assaulted on Nauru. Men who were violently attacked on Manus. Children who were so traumatised by offshore detention that they needed urgent psychiatric care in Australia. They have already endured unimaginable suffering but were finally starting to rebuild their lives in freedom and safety in our co...
The production values in this video are a bit distracting, but it's always worth listening to Charles Ortel for the clarity he brings to a complex issue like the Clintons and their organised crime operations.
This could be Rudd, Gillard or another B Grade actor. What's the point of this mindless pap Malcolm?
In 1975, faced with an uncertain legal position, and mounting claims and counter-claims of breaches, the Government, acting on an Opposition proposal, made moves to establish a Royal Commission to audit MPs compliance with the Constitutional provisions governing disqualification from contesting elections and sitting in Parliament.
Had it proceeded, the Royal Commission would have effectively been tasked with auditing the pecuniary interests of Members of Parliament to enable references of doubtful matters to the Court of Disputed Returns. It would have been further tasked with inquiring into the present day appropriateness of all of the disqualifications in sections 44 and 45.
The Royal Commission was ultimately frustrated initially by the unwillingness of suitable judges to take part and then rendered unnecessary by the decision of the High Court in Re Webster in June 1975, which narrowly defined the scope of the ban on having a pecuniary interest in an agreement with the Commonwealth.
The Royal Commission proposal was set in train by a heated debate on the referral of Country Party Senator James Webster to the High Court, for consideration as to whether he was disqualified by benefiting from contracts with the Commonwealth public service. (More on the background and outcome of the case can be found here.)
During debate on the referral, the Opposition moved an amendment to initiate a judicial inquiry into section 44:
 the Senate is of the opinion that a judicial committee of inquiry should be appointed to inquire into and report upon-
i) the types of circumstances in which the receipt by members of the Parliament of moneys, fees and other benefits might constitute a breach of sections 44 (v) and/or 45 (lii) of the Constitution;
(ii) any other questions relating to members of the Parliament which, in the opinion of the judicial committee, as a result of its considerations under paragraph (i) above, could properly be referred to the Court of Disputed Returns; and
(iii) whether sections 44 and 45 of the Constitution are appropriate provisions in present day circumstances and conditions.
As Senate Liberal leader Reg Withers...
Tami Neilson & Her Rockin Hot Band Of Rhythm + Paddy McHugh @ The Basement, Sydney, 20th August 2017 Sunday night isnt the usual day of the week for a country, soul and funk shakedown but Tami Neilson & Her Rockin Hot Band Of Rhythm unequivocally made it so. Surprisingly this was her first visit to Sydney,
Actually the insights are into how dumb these Americans are.
This gives you a sense of CBS. Waleed will fit right in. Stars bring their voice to support tolerance and stop hate in PSA broadcast during #MayweatherMcGregor #SupportTolerance pic.twitter.com/nC8CGMNyxc CBS (@CBS) August 27, 2017 CBS Corporation To Acquire Network Ten In Australia PR NewswireAugust 28, 2017 Deal to Buy...
There were about five other women there each with two kids of their own and I knew them all. I knew that each was sharp, brilliant and creative. I was filled with horror, and something of grief, that they were being subjected to any of this, were bound to it and by it. My ears rang, my heart pounded and the room closed in around me. Lets get out of here I wanted to urge them, lets leave the kids and run.
[ Monday, 28 Aug; 6:00 pm; ] It's not just people who are feeling the impacts of our changing climate. Precious natural places and wildlife around NSW are also under pressure, with longer, hotter summers, changing rainfall patterns, and more frequent and intense bushfires. Join us for an evening of discussion in Armidale as we launch our new report, Hot, Dry and Deadly: [...] full article
[ Tuesday, 29 Aug; 6:30 pm; ] Meet the Candidates will be a fast and punchy event. Put ballot names to faces and hear their vision for the region in person. By the end of the night you will know who to give your considered vote to. New England Toastmasters and Armidale Regional Ratepayers Association have partnered for this event to connect community [...] full article
[ Friday, 1 Sep; 1:30 pm; ] It is a truth universally acknowledged that most humans, in possession of a good environment, must be in want of development of it. The development of the environment benefits some, burdens others and bypasses many. The distribution of the benefits and burdens of developing the environment raises issues of equity. The notion of equity concerns [...] full article
[ Wednesday, 6 Sep; 5:15 pm; ] Sapphire Wind Farm is a 270MW wind farm situated 18km west of Glen Innes and 28km east of Inverell in the New England High Country. Once operational it will be the largest wind farm in NSW, offsetting over 700,000 tonnes of carbon each year and delivering substantial economic benefits to the New England region. It [...] full article
WE WON: The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) dropped its proposal to let power companies charge solar owners unfairly for feeding electricity to the grid! People at the AEMC theyre the rule makers in our energy system didnt just change their minds by themselves. They made this decision after more than 10,000 people signed our [...] full article
... but now that Najibullah Lafraie, in a rare show of shamelessness, has threatened RAWA supporters in Australia and is trying to put a mask on his fundamentalist face, I am compelled to write not only about our conversation but also to reject his statement. I hope it will also attract the attention of Mr. Throman Holi who as a lawyer of Najibullah Lafraie has asked our supporters in Australia to remove an article about Najibullah Lafraie from their website and apologies this 'foreign minister' of the criminals and killers.
As you probably are aware, Melbourne GP, Dr John Piesse, is facing prosecution and deregistration for the crime of supporting parental vaccination choice and writing medical exemption forms for families whose children are at risk of serious reactions or death from vaccines.
The writer has become embroiled in the controversy about whether or not it is wise to vaccinate.
I have been encountering cases of vaccine injury for over 40 years. In June it was a happy, healthy nearly 5-year-old whose parents were required to put her on a catch-up schedule, in order to get her into kindergarten. She wont be going to kinder. Shes in a wheel-chair, brain-damaged. Her life ruined. Then came a friends father who died after a flu vaccine, and last week a 4 year old boy, made autistic by a catch-up schedule.
In 1988, the US National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was created. It has paid out over US$3.5 billion to the vaccine-injured. The NVICP was set up to protect vaccine manufacturers from ruinous costs of litigation by vaccine-damaged people. It was deemed preferable to have unavoidably unsafe vaccines than no vaccines. Unfortunately the protection provided to vaccine manufacturers also reduced incentives to develop safer vaccines in USA.
Politicians and doctors assure us that vaccinations are very safe although less than 5% of vaccine reactions are reported. Most are passed off as just a coincidence.
Vaccines contain health-damaging ingredients, not the least aluminium a known neurotoxin implicated along with mercury, in brain damage as in autism, developmental delay, ADHD, and learning difficulties. Aluminium is also a powerful promoter of auto-immune diseases. Vaccines can claim to be mercury-free if their mercury content is below a still-toxic threshold. Most influenza vaccines contain mercury also a neurotoxin. In addition, polysorbate 80 in vaccines increases the permeability of the blood brain barrier and potentiates the risks of these neurotoxins. The known presence of carcinogenic viruses in the MMR vaccine, has been covered-up. Vaccines also contain formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.
Proof of vaccine safety requires rigorously conducted clinical studies comparing vaccinated versus truly unvaccinated children for health outcomes. Are there any such studies that confirm that vaccinated children are not worse-off than those unvaccinated? No. There are none. Hence, child vaccines are unproven for safety an inconvenient truth for a profession that prides itself on being scientific.
One analysis indicated that national infant mortality rates were proportional to the number of vaccine doses (Miller NZ...
So Lori King gets murdered- Amber Vollaton brags everywhere about murdering her- I call Inspector Bruce Turner of Floyd County VA and report it- and NOW I find out Loris HUSBAND ends up dead LESS THAN A YEAR LATER. Is this their clean up?
480 pages, paperback
Published by: Skyhorse Publishing, 2013
Storied political operative, DC insider and Trump confidante Roger Stone is the author (with Mike Colapietro) of The Man Who Killed Kennedy, a tour de force of allegations and evidence that pins much of the blame, logistics and political muscle of the 22 November 1963 assassination of US president John F. Kennedy on vice-president Lyndon Johnsons broad Texan shoulders.
Stone paints VP Johnson as a uniquely unsavoury character (he is hardly alone in this) a serial philanderer, a back-room hustler bathed in a withering degree of corruption, a crude, corrupt, sadistic, unprincipled psychopath. Stone salaciously recounts innumerable sordid escapades, scams and a litany of alleged murders from Johnsons lengthy and colourful career in politics.
In the smoky labyrinth of the Kennedy assassination, Stone charts a clear nexus that links elements of the CIA, FBI, Secret Service, mob and Texan Big Oil with Lyndon Johnson the circling Brutus to Kennedys Caesar. Enveloped in evolving graft an...
Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:
Qantas noted that both planes "can get close" to the requirements needed for London and New York missions. The public prodding is designed to make one or both manufacturers revisit technical schemes to edge out even greater range.
A nonstop flight from Sydney to London would shave almost four hours off current travel times that involve a stopover; for New York, travelers could save nearly three hours. Airbus, in an emailed statement, said it was equal to the challenge.
[...] Qantas flew its first so-called "Kangaroo Route" from Sydney to London in December 1947, flying a Lockheed Constellation. The trip took four days. In a few years, the kangaroo-flagged carrier hopes to do it in just over 20 hours.
-- submitted from IRC
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This haiku by Julie Briggs is the second in the series of poems about Narrandera that are being shared by Naviar Records:
This week the collaboration with
Naviar Records begins with a poem by Greg Pritchard.
Weve missed hearing former AC/DC frontman Brian Johnsons voice since his departure from the band due to the risk of impending deafness, and we certainly didnt expect to see him showing up onstage with Muse of all bands.
Taking a moment out of their Reading Festival set to bring Brian Johnson out for a special guest appearance, Muse belted out an awesome take on Acca Dacca classic Back In Black, a track theyve covered several times throughout the years.
It clearly means a lot to Brian, too, as he gives Matt Bellamy a big bear hug at the end, as he tells the band thank you so much! and maybe hes feeling extra grateful for everything at the moment having just walked away from a scary car wreck unscathed.
Now, were just crossing out fingers that, perhaps, well get to see a repeat of this when Muse head to Australia for shows in Sydney and Melbourne this December, our first chance to hear tracks from new album Drones in person.
Speaking of Drones, there were thankfully no drone-related incidents at this gig, unlike their gig last year that saw one of their own drones crash into the London crowd, making for a very Spinal Tap-esque moment as they desperately tried to recover it.
In other Muse-related news, the band were themselves covered by The Killers recently at Lollapalooza, with Brandon Flowers & Co. busting out a cover of Starlight after Muse had been forced to cancel their set at the festival due to the weather.
You can check out the heartwarming moment between Brian Johnson and Muse below.
BBC Music (@bbcmusic) August 27, 2017
The Pentagon has announced that along with British troops taking part, forces from Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand and The Netherlands are also due to be involved in the manoeuvres that are due to start on Monday and last for 10 days.
Around 17,500 US forces personnel are due to take part in the joint exercise alongside South Korea.
The US troops will join with around 3,000 US troops already stationed in South Korea.
It is unclear how many British troops will take part in the war games or what part of the armed forces they are from.
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Who in the heck is D. Marble!? Well we met him today and had a highly entertaining flat earth discussion with him. Questions, Answers and Clues to the possible deceptions regarding our perceived reality and current cosmological paradigm. Darryle has burst onto the flat earth scene recently and his YouTube channel has well over 18
Media Release August 28, 2017: Community groups will rally today outside a meeting of trade negotiators from 11 of the original 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries* who are discussing whether the TPP can be revived without the US, and how much the text should be changed.
The rally is at 1pm outside the Intercontinental Hotel at the
corner of Bridge and Philip Streets, Sydney. ACTU President Ged
Kearney and other
community speakers will address the rally.
Trade Minister Ciobo should not be supporting revival of the dead TPP without change when there is strong community opposition and the Australian Parliament has not endorsed it, said Dr Patricia Ranald, convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET).
Dr Ranald said that strong US community opposition to the TPP in the US meant the U.S. Congress did not support it before the 2016 election and both main presidential candidates opposed it. Donald Trump only dealt the final blow by withdrawing after the election. Opposition from a broad range of Australian community groups meant an Australian Senate inquiry refused to endorse the TPP, and the Australian Parliament has not passed the implementing legislation.
Community groups oppose the TPP because it gives pharmaceutical companies stronger monopolies on costly biologic medicines, delaying the availability of cheaper forms of those medicines. It gives special rights to foreign investors to bypass national courts and sue governments for millions of dollars in unfair international tribunals over changes to domestic laws.
Many of the other 11 governments only reluctantly agreed to this agenda because the US demanded it in return for access to US markets. Malaysia and Vietnam have said that the TPP without the US should be renegotiated. They will not give a free ride to the US, and nor should Australia, said Dr Ranald.
Public health and other community organisations from most TPP countries have also...
Malcolm Turnbull has ordered energy bosses to a second meeting after an audit revealed more than a million households are still paying the highest rates for electricity.
The prime minister says the number paying more than they need could be even higher because they are not on a suitable plan or their discounted offer has expired and they havent been told.
What we are securing is (the companies) commitment to make sure their customers know whether they are on the right plan, Mr Turnbull told FOX FM on Monday.
I want to make sure that as far as we can manage it no Australian is paying more than they need to for electricity.
Mr Turnbull says retailers have already committed to telling customers when their plans are coming to an end.
That will be reaffirmed at a meeting in Sydney on Wednesday, the second in three weeks.
Mr Turnbull says he is already aware of reports of people being offered 25 to 27 per cent discounts.
Conservatives who support same-sex marriage have launched a campaign to convince their voters to say yes in the coming postal survey.
The campaign features messages from Liberal and Nationals party elders including federal cabinet ministers Christopher Pyne and Kelly ODwyer, Tasmanian premier Will Hodgman, and former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett as well as voters and party members.
There is a very strong case for same sex marriage within the liberal and conservative traditions embodied by the Liberal Party, spokesman Luke Barnes said.
He says this is reflected in support among Liberal Party members and politicians as well as growing support within the Nationals.Meanwhile, polling commissioned by marriage equality advocates finds two-thirds of Catholic Australians say theyll vote yes in the coming ballot broadly in line with repeated polling for the entire community.
The proportions were similar for Australians from other religions, the Newgate Research poll found.
The upper management of the (Catholic) Church isnt listening to the flock who have made up their minds on marriage equality because its about their friends, family members and neighbours, Equality Campaign executive director Tiernan Brady said.
This is about civil marriage, not religious marriage. Allowing lesbian and gay couples to have access to civil marriage will not interfere in any way with any religious sacrament and nor should it.
A record proportion of Australians have enrolled to vote after a push from both sides of the marriage campaign to encourage people to take part.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will run the voluntary postal survey with ballots set to start arriving in letter boxes in mid-September, pending the outcome of a High Court challenge.
Renewables generated enough energy in July to cover the power needs of almost three in four Australian households.
While renewables accounted for about 18.8 per cent of overall electricity generated, this was enough to power 8.2 million households across both the east and west coast grids, a new monthly renewable energy index finds.
The new Australian Renewable Energy Index, launched on Monday by market analysts Green Energy Markets and advocacy group GetUp, will track each month the amount of renewable energy Australia relies on, the jobs it creates and the environmental benefits.
The July 2017 report finds there are 53 large-scale renewable energy projects being built (seven more than in June), creating about 9900 full-time construction jobs.
As well, more than 14,400 rooftop solar systems were installed in the month, with the industry estimated to support 4660 jobs.
Back in 2008, generation from solar was little more than a rounding error, Green Energy Market analysis and advisory director Tristan Edis said.
Systems installed in just the past year, however, will produce energy equivalent to the needs of over 226,000 homes (and) save consumers $1.5 billion off their electricity bills over the next 10 years.
He said the boom in renewable projects both large and small was underpinned by the renewable energy target, which runs out in 2020.
However, Mr Edis estimated if the current rate of construction kept up, Australia would be on track to meet the target of producing 23.5 per cent of energy from renewables by the end of 2018.
For those who have ever wanted a clearer picture of the true reach of the United States military both historically and currently but shied away due to the sheer volume of research required to find an answer, a crew at the Independent just made things a whole lot simpler. Using data compiled by a Geography and 
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Try as they might, the AFL hasnt quite been able to make the Hritier Lumumba racism scandal go away. Chris Graham explains what it is, and why.
You can put a new coat of paint on a busted old car, but its still just a busted old car with a new coat of paint. Equally, the Australian Football League can spruik its anti-racism credentials from the hilltops all it likes, but it still has a past pock-marked with vicious, deliberate racism and a present that, frankly, doesnt really look much different.
You might not have heard much yet but over the past few weeks, a few key events have happened.
Last week, the AFLs new diversity executive, Aboriginal woman Tanya Hosch, called bullshit on a private Adelaide Crows function she attended, headlined by ageing curiosity Greg Ritchie, a former Australian cricketer more famous for his character Mahatma Coat (an overtly racist depiction of a Pakistani cricket official) than anything he ever did on the field.
In case youve forgotten, heres Ritchie plying his trade on Channel 9s rugby league Footy Show in 1995, more than two decades ago.
It was racist back then, but by 2017 standards its staggering. But not quite as staggering as the fact that Crows Chairman Andrew Fagan and Port Adelaide Chairman David Koch (yes, Kochy, of Sunrise fame) were present at the recent event, and reportedly saw nothing wrong with Ritchies performance.
Caroline Wilson from The Age broke the story, noting: A comedy performer in his post-cricket career whose Punjabi Sikh character Mahatma Cote was a regular on Channel Nines NRL Footy Show, Ritchie was effectively banned by Cricket Australia from appearing at its functions over the 2012-13 season. This was after another performance at the Adelaide Oval during the first Test that resulted in allegations of racism from the South African cricket team.
So the Australian cricket team famous around the world for sledging and racist abuse bans the guy from performing because hes even too racist for them. Half a decade later, senior officials within the AFL a code which likes to claim its the national leader in addressing racism in sport sees nothing objectionable in a white man adopting a fake eastern accent, and throwing in a bit of misogyny for...
If white fragility wasnt harmful enough, pair it with male fragility and sexual frustration, and you have a potentially lethal combination.
Michael James Holt, a white supremacist from New South Australia, has admitted to stockpiling wepons and planning a mass shooting out of sexual frustration.
As reported by Raw Story:
Michael James Holt appeared Friday in an Australian court for a sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to a variety of firearms charges after police found his cache of homemade guns two years ago at his home, his grandfathers home and a hotel, reported The Sydney Morning Herald.
The 26-year-old later pleaded guilty to possessing and sharing child pornography after police found those images while investigating the shooting plot.
Prosecutors said the New South Australia man admitted to planning a mass shooting at a mall and also wanted to shoot teachers and students at a nearby school.
Holt admitted to an infatuation with neo-Nazi ideology and told a counselor that he believed Adolf Hitler was the greatest person to live, prosecutors told the sentencing judge.
Prosecutors presented more than 40 pages of text messages from Holt revealing his plan to shoot tourists and police, the newspaper reported and he blamed his violent urges on his inability to find a willing sexual partner.
Gonna have to just start killing people if I dont get laid soon, Holt said in one text message.
His defense attorneys are trying to excuse Holts behaviour due to his autism- disclosing that as a result...
This is seriously useful!
Hundreds of mainly residents and small business owners rallied in Richmond, in inner Melbourne, to call on the state Andrews government to support the setting up of a safe injection centre in the municipality.
The area around the Victoria Street restaurant strip has become Melbournes premier illicit drug distribution point and last year alone, there were 34 local drug use related deaths.
Local shopkeepers and residents have for a long time been calling on the government to do something about the problem. Trade in illicit drugs brings about a rise in local crime, committed by people desperate to raise the money for their addiction. The extent begging and hustling people at the doorways of local businesses is keeping customers away. Although only involving a tiny proportion, the rise in assaults in the street has been enough to cause alarm and diminish the sense of safety. The large number of discarded syringes is another major issue.
At the same time, there is a growing realisation that the problem of addiction is essentially a health issue, which heavy handed policing is not going to solve and that the best option is to have a safe injecting centre that will provide needed services to users and give them the best chance to manage their situation.
A safe injecting centre is also seen as the best option for removing the presence of the drug trade from Victoria Street and around neighbouring residences.
The Yarra council supports the concept. But the Victorian governments current policy is to oppose it. Nevertheless, a current parliamentary inquiry will soon come down with a report and many of the submission that have been made to it, make it clear that the prevailing opinion of practitioners and others who work in the field that a changer in this policy would lead to a much better outcome. There is an expectation that the report will accept the expert input.
People came to the rally to point out that lack of action has caused preventable deaths. They heard heart-wrenching accounts of families who had lost loved ones to drug addiction.
Laura Turner spoke of the death of her sister Skye, who died from a heroin overdose in March 2017. She lay dead in the back of a van on Elizabeth Street in the CBD, that beautiful face, that incredible mind, had slipped away, she said.
Her sister could have been saved if medical assistance had been available when she took that final, fatal hit of heroin, she said, imploring the Victorian government to trial a supervised injecting facility and urging the community to adopt a mor...
Melbournes Great Outdoors cant be defined by a single genre. Sporadic bursts of krautrock shift effortlessly into emotive garage rock moments without warning. Its a charming journey filled with genius tempo shifts, straight up lyrics and hooky Television-esque guitar in all the right places.
Frontman Zachary Schneider (Totally Mild, Free Time) started Great Outdoors as a solo project, but made room for two new recruits with Dylan Young and Max Sheldrake-Falovic joining towards the end of 2016. The reincarnation as a trio brought with it a little more speed and one of the most exciting local releases of 2017,Fake News. As its title suggests, its an album filled with clever political commentary and, well, some highly infectious, crisp jangly pop.
Their latest single Keep Your Focus maintains a persistent pulsating groove from start to finish. Its raw, with fast percussive drums and a thriving bassline thatll keep you on your toes.
Theres never a dull moment with Great Outdoors: you never know whats coming next and thats the true beauty of it. Dive in and watch the clip below.
A heartsick surface Navy is vowing to find answers after a series of incidents that could make the peacetime Western Pacific deadlier for U.S. troops this year than Afghanistan. The Navy began, as it often does, with accountability: On Wednesday, it fired the three-star admiral whose command in the Western Pacific suffered at least four big accidents this year, two of which may have killed a combined 17 sailors. An officer aboard the destroyer USS Stethem also was lost overboard near the Philippines on Aug. 1.
Improve Your Soil
Prepare your Yummy Yard for spring planting by improving your soil. Lightly dig over the soil popping in plenty of organic matter including top-notch compost and well rotted manure. Dont forget to mulch the beds with a straw mulch. This bed will be awesome come planting time and you will have the greatest Yummy Yard in the street!
Try some colour
Why not try some lovely colour in your patch as well like nasturtium, snapdragons, phlox, petunias, marigolds (French) and celosia. They are great at attracting pollinators and beneficial insects to your patch, and they look fantastic as well. Now is the time to plant some sunflower seeds. Find a sunny spot where you would like to see some happy sunflowers later in the year and plant the seeds to double the depth of the seed. Cover lightly with dirt and wait theyll be popping their heads up in no time!
Citrus Gall Wasp
Check your citrus trees for gall wasp and remove affected sections by pruning well below the gall. Dont compost this or put it in the green waste bin. Its a good idea to cut through the gall to expose the larvae to air which they hate before putting it in a bag and popping in the rubbish bin. Or you could soak the galls in water for a week or two or burn them (if your local Council permits).
Other things you can do are to hang sticky yellow traps on the tree in mid-August as they attract and trap the emerging adults, but make sure you take the traps down by November as they also kill beneficial insects.
Do not use a fertiliser that is high in nitrogen, as this promotes soft growth which provides ideal conditions for the wasp. Use a balanced fertiliser or compost.
A biological form of control introducing wasps that prey on citrus gall wasp is used in orchards and home gardens. Megastigmus brevivalvus and Megastigmus trisulcus are natural enemies of citrus gall wasp. They lay their eggs inside the eggs of the citrus gall wasp and when their eggs hatch they destroy the host.
Megastigus brevivalvus is sold to home gardeners in some states, but it is only available for a two-week window around October/November. If you are able to g...
From Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, the US has had a military presence across the world, from almost day one of its independence. For those who have ever wanted a clearer picture of the true reach of the United States military - both historically and currently - but shied away due to the sheer volume of research required to find an answer, The Anti Media points out that a crew at the Independent just made things a whole lot simpler. Using data compiled by a Geography and Native Studies professor from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, the indy100 team created an interactive map of U.S. military incursions outside its own borders from Argentina in 1890 to Syria in 2014. To avoid confusion, indy100 laid out its prerequisites for what constitutes an invasion:
Question: What is the similarity between China and the Caloocan police?
Answer: China claimed that it had stopped reclamation work on the disputed islands in the South China Sea since 2015 (Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano supported the claim); the Caloocan police claimed that Kian delos Santos was shot and killed because he shot at them first. Both claims were belied by pictures: In Chinas case, satellite images showed its reclamation activities in late 2016; in the Caloocan case, CCTV footage showed the policemen dragging Kian off
In short, both are bare-faced liars, caught red-handed by modern-day technology.
Q: How far do Filipinos trust China vs. America?
A: The Social Weather Stations survey in September 2016 showed that Filipinos trusted America the most (+66) and China the least (-33), among the countries surveyed. The SWS also reported that since 1994, when the question was first asked, America has always showed positive ratings, its lowest being +18 and its highest +82; China has showed positive trust ratings only 7 times out of 40, and its highest trust rating was +17 (lower than Americas lowest), while its lowest was -46.
In short, Filipinos dont trust China any further than they can throw it (and China, a giant, cant be thrown very far).
Q: So why does President Duterte trust China so much and distrust America?
A: No hard evidence on which to base an answer. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar told me in an interview (you can catch it on Monday) that the President listens. Well, yes, he listened to the outraged cry against Kians murder, but he obviously hasnt listened to the Filipino distrust of China (Filipinos have dealt with Chinese since pre-Hispanic times).
All these make up background for the current issue relating to Chinas bare-faced lies or its treachery vis--vis the Philippines, which are well-documented in Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpios....
If you have a bit of space in your garden, growing green manures or cover crops is a great way to improve soil fertility and add organic matter to your soil. They can also be used as weed suppressants, and assist in the control of pest and diseases. So what are they, and where and when can you use them?
Green manures or cover crops describe a range of temporary, fast growing leafy plants which are sown from seed generally in autumn or spring, grown through the next few weeks or months (depending on the season), and then, just before they begin to flower and set seed, they are slashed and turned in to the soil, or used as mulch for whatevers to be planted next.
You might consider growing a green manure crop in a new garden area to supress weeds, improve drainage, reduce compaction, stabilise the area to limit erosion, and improve the soil before you put in permanent plantings. Green manure crops are often used in vegetable gardens, in beds, or parts of beds which are given a break from vegetable production for a season to improve the soil and set the bed up for the next crop.
Vegetable gardeners might have some space to spare after the summer harvest, and if you have a crop rotation system, you could think of incorporating a green manure crop into the rotation check out our guide to crop rotation incorporating green manure crops here.
There are different green manure crops that will thrive in
different climates and different seasons.
If you want to plant a cool/cold season crop and you live in
an area with cool/cold winters (Tasmania, Victoria and southern New South Wales, southern South Australia and southern Western Australia), the best sowing time is early autumn. If its been very dry, wait for a bit of autumn rain before sowing. You can also sow cool/cold season crops in these areas in early spring;
a warmer area (northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, warmer parts of South Australia and Western Australia) plant cool/cold season crops a little later in April or May;
in a frost free area, cool/cold season crops can be planted from autumn until the end of winter.
If you want to plant a warm season crop, and you live in a colder area, plant in spring, once theres no risk of frost. In warmer areas, plant in summer whenever you can rely on rainfall, or are able to irrigate. If you live in a tropical area, you can plant warm season crops throughout the yea...
3. Will all future tennis stars be tall? (NYT)
4. but she balks at the idea of Jabba the Hutt getting his own film. Here were talking high fixed costs, high mark-up
It has been a week of bollards in Australia. And defence barriers. And hedges and vegetation. No, not the radio garden hour, or the herbaceous borders special featured on prime time television, delivered by a bearded man with a facial
Cuba incidents caused brain injury, nerve damage to diplomats: CBS News
This 1 Disturbing Sign Means Someone Was a Victim of Child Abuse
@46:31 Doug Mesnar basically, well literally says that a father putting his private in a babys mouth INSTEAD of its feeding bottle is NOT traumatic and abusive to the baby BECAUSE it has no cognizant idea of what is happening
Give it a watch IF you can stomach it. I point this out because THIS man wants to educate the youth of America with his satanic after school programs.
Monica Dennington Confronts Phoenix City Council About Satanic Prayer
At the beginning of August, Manila, Philippines hosted a number of international forums including foreign ministers of a number of states. These events played an important role in preparations for a number of summits (planned for the first half of November of this year) that are going to be held for nations directly or indirectly involved in the political, economic, and military-strategic affairs of the Asia-Pacific region (APR) in general and the sub-region of Southeast Asia in particular.
Although the dangerous situation on the Korean Peninsula has been touched upon during these events, a lions share of attention was paid to the South China Sea and matters related to the situation in that strategic area.
By the nature of the assessments of the problems observed in Southeast Asia and South Korea, as well as approaches to the resolution of this crisis, the participants in the Manila summits could be divided into three groups.
The first group consists of the ten ASEAN member countries, all of which together form the political and geographical region of Southeast Asia. Preparation for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of ASEAN was among the most important topics in Manila.
The second included China, whose leaders consider the nation related directly to this sub-region. Finally, there were ministers from a number of countries that took part in the Manila events, referred to by Beijing and a number of other players as extra-regional forces.
That is an extremely remarkable geopolitical meme. On the one hand, it refers to countries that are not geographically related to Southeast Asia and that allegedly have nothing to do with the political problems that exist within the region in question. But on the other hand, the use of the word forces means that the countries described by this term are trying to project their influence into regions from afar.
Such countries in Beijings understanding are the US, followed by Japan and Australia. It should be noted, however, that....
It has been a week of bollards. And defence barriers. And hedges and vegetation. No, not the radio garden hour, or the herbaceous borders special featured on prime time television, delivered by a bearded man with a facial forest so vast it could regenerate several lost species.
This is the anti-terrorist flick of the week, and given that Australias Turnbull government is nearing its next blow, awaiting another stroke in the aftermath of the citizenship crisis, a suitably urgent package filled with alarmist goodies to distract the public was in the offing.
The Prime Minister was grave in his August 20 statement introducing the toolkit to reduce terrorist threats, part of an investigation solicited last year after the carnage witnessed in Nice along the Promenade des Anglais. As we have seen from tragic events in Paris, London, Berlin and Barcelona, terrorists continue to target crowded places.
With each murderous adventure, often culminating in the shooting death of the perpetrator, the security doyens are asked what can be done. The behind-closed doors approach varies between overexertion and inactivity. An entirely secure strategy would entail abolishing freedom of movement and basic civil liberties. What matters for the public is the reassurance, the placebo effect.
The public face of such an approach must seem splendidly busy, putting more personnel on the streets, increasing awareness among members of the population, and getting various defences at the ready.
In Sydney, Turnbull made a special point of appearing in a manner that only gave the impression he was over-egging the pudding. (Is Australia waiting for its own variant of the Intifada?) Alongside him were the New South Wales Minister for Police Troy Grant, the NSW Minister for Counter-Terrorism David Elliott, the Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin, the NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller, and the Commonwealth Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Tony Sheehan.
The strategy, released last Sunday (always good to get people on their day of rest), emphasised the threat posed to areas frequented by the humble civilian: sports stadia; pedestrian malls; shopping centres. Offenders with guns or knives or bombs or chemical devices are also a threat, its a full range of threats. But what Nice demonstrated was the lethality of somebody using a truck in a crowded place.
A response fashioned on various structural and resilience measures was considered vital, including those traditional intrusions such as closed-circuit television. (Surveillance always goes down well as a seller when attempting to foil the next attack.) Importantly, Turnbull insists on casting the language differe...
SGA wants to turn its independent database of 1000+ chemical garden products into an App which shows their safety for all Australians and their environment including beneficial insects, birds, aquatic life, pets and other non-target organisms. The database has been developed by volunteer chemists, biochemists and toxicologists. NO FUNDS HAVE BEEN ASKED FOR OR ACCEPTED FROM PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS!
The world is awash with over 80,000 chemicals that humans manufactured!
In Australia many of the sprays and other products to control garden pests, weeds and diseases are potentially harmful some e.g. glyphosate the popular weed-killer, have been linked with diseases including cancer.
Chemical pollution is believed to play a significant role in the increase of species extinction rates. Pyrethrum, a popular insecticide, harms many beneficial insects and widely sold neonicotinoid insecticides are believed to be responsible for declining honey bee populations.
Even many fertilisers are harmful through pollution of waterways and failure to improve soil structure.
Limited information on product labels is hard to interpret and doesnt allow easy comparison with other products and we dont know how many chemicals have been rigorously tested and received detailed assessment. Even worse, we know little about effects of accumulation of small amounts of a large number of chemicals.
At SGA we are going to make that information readily available so everyone can see which products are safe and which are risky.
To spread the word about this project, check out these links:
A Melbourne GP may end up having his medical license revoked for helping anti-vaccine parents get exemptions in Australia. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is unhappy with Dr. John Piesse helping parents find a way around...
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After years of lies and deflections, Australia's former prime minister Tony Abbott has admitted on a local television program that he missed a crucial 2009 vote on a $42 billion stimulus package intended to shore up the country's banking system during the financial crisis because he was passed out drunk. Abbott, then a member of the Liberal party's front bench, said he fell asleep on the couch in his office after consuming "quite a few bottles of wine" with two of his peers in the MP's dining room "and could not be roused." The next thing he knew, it was morning, and he had missed the vote, according to the Herald Sun. The admission comes years after a public row erupted between Abbott and former Labor Treasurer Wayne Swan when, back in 2013, Swan accused Abbott of missing the crucial vote because he drank too much. At the time, Abbott demanded that Swan stop "telling lies" about him, and members of Abbott's party asked that Swan withdraw his comments from the parliamentary record.
They look so innocent.
But my, they have big teeth.
And lots of them.
Im currently not feeling very friendly towards kangaroos.
Since we finished this years main tree planting early I had a chance to go and check on our WOPR planting, a ten hectare plot near the river
We started with direct seeding in 2013, but things didnt work out well to start with(see here and here). Pigs, cattle, sheep, wombats, fierce heatwaves, weeds. Everything seemed to be conspiring against us. The neat, contoured, lines of green Greening Australia covers are visible from the Esdale side of the river, but its a bit of a jaunt to look more closely at whats going o...
And OF COURSE- what have the police done? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. They are ALLOWING survivors to be picked off while they sit back and squash any investigations into what the horribly abused victims are telling them. THEY- like the pedophile protection squad- led by Doug Mesner- are PROTECTING AND SERVING child rapists and killers- and THEN expect to be hailed as heroes.
Alison Miller helped set me up in Alaska
Numerous people expressed concern at my traveling to the USA, fearing I would be bumped off. Well, they did try. This was one of three attempts on my life in the USA.
I think one year is sufficient time for a health board to finalise an investigation. Ive lost patience; so, here is the complaint Ive sat on for 11 months.
To the Alaskan Board of Social Work Examiners,
I am writing to lodge a formal complaint regarding Kimber Olson,
a board certified licensed clinical social worker. Ms Olsons work
address is 2600 Denali, Suite 606, Anchorage, 907-903-7880.
On 9th October, 2016, I was attending a Seattle conference as an international guest presenter. A social worker who works for Tacoma police, Beth Cook Adams, approached my associate Nicky Davis and asked to speak privately with me. Ms Cook spoke with Nicky and I, and told me she was impressed with my conference presentation.
Beth told Nicky and I that she was due to travel to Anchorage, Alaska the following weekend to assist with a two-week intensive intervention with an alleged DID client named Sarah, which had been organised by Kimber Olson. Beth indicated that there was a severe shortage of volunteers to assist with baby-sitting the client of a night time at her accommodation in hotels and a remote cottage in Eagle River Valley. Beth also indicated that she was nervous about assisting with a DID client.
Nicky and I offered to travel to Anchorage at our own expense and volunteer, if the organisers were interested.
Beth said that Kimber was desperate for volunteers as there were gaps in the roster.
I made it clear that Nicky and I were not licensed health professionals.
Beth made a call to Kimber who immediately agreed to our assisting.
Nicky and I flew to Alaska on Monday 10th October.
We were collected from the airport by Kimber Olson who had the client in the car. We drove to Kimbers office. Kimber then loaned us her car while she had a lengthy therapy session with the client. After this, Kimber drove Nicky, the client and I to a shopping centre where Nicky and I purchased groceries that the client requested. Kimber then drove us to the remote cottage in Eagle River Valley.
Nicky and I were not briefed prior to being left at the cottage with the client. We were never given a chance to sp...
[ Thursday, 5 Oct; 7:00 pm; ] Associate Professor John Malouff from the University of New England's School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences will talk about how to use behaviour-modification methods to increase pro-environment actions in individuals and communities. The methods include prompting, modeling, personal-goal engagement, self-efficacy enhancement, rehearsal, feedback, and reinforcement. The forum, like all SLA forums, will be held at [...] full article
Locus Non Consequensia location of no consequence is a project conceived by artist, Hadyn Wilson to honour an inconsequential space. This innovative project originally began in early 2000 as a collection of drawings and focuses on one representative square metre of ground delineated by a cast iron frame. The location, chosen randomly using Google Earth and a Random Number Generator, is under the pine trees between the Manly Art Gallery and Manly Wharf. This idea enables us to reflect on the fundamental physical reality around us and is part of the Manly Arts Festival.
Artist, Hadyn Wilson, is my guest today.
More Info: locusnonconsequensia.com and Manly Arts Festival 2017
Undertaking is a psychological immersive thriller headlining Sydney Fringe 2017. This unique, subversive, interactive theatre show puts the audience in control. Set over 20 rooms, this multi-sensory thriller allows the audience to move freely through simultaneous scenes to follow the thread of the story they choose. Audience members decide the outcome and take responsibility for their choices! Undertaking is a production of Mongrel Mouth Theatre Company.
Producer and Director, Duncan Maurice and Actor and co-writer, Sharon Zeeman, are my guests today.
UNDERTAKING: 6 30 September 2017
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Add up all the neglected costs of downsizing and retirees have good reason to be wary of making the move. Its time to debunk the myth of zero housing costs in retirement if we want to understand why retirees resist downsizing. Retirees have at least five reasons to be wary of the costs of downsizing. [Article first published at https://theconversation.com/downsizing-cost-trap-awaits-retirees-five-reasons-to-be-wary-80895 on 31 July 2017.]
Retirees living in middle-ring suburbs face frequent calls to downsize into apartments to free up larger allotments in these suburbs for redevelopment. Retirees who fail to downsize into smaller units and apartments are viewed as being a greedy, baby-boomer elite, stealing financial security from younger generations.
It also makes sense to policymakers for retirees to move into less spacious accommodation and make way for high-density housing. Housing think-tank AHURI fosters this view. Yet seniors remain resistant to moving, in part because of the ongoing costs they would face.
The concept of zero housing costs in retirement is based on a 1940s view of a well-maintained, single dwelling on a single allotment of land where the mortgage has been paid off. This concept is incompatible with medium- and high-density housing and refusing to acknowledge ongoing housing costs may cause significant poverty for retirees.
When a house is sold the owner receives the sale funds minus the real estate and legal fees. When the same person then buys a different property to live in, they pay legal fees plus stamp duty.
For cities such as Melbourne and Sydney, these costs are likely to exceed A$70,000.
These high transfer costs may mean it is not cost-effective for the person to move.......
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Admiralty Islands archipelago, Papua New Guinea at 04:17 UTC on August 27, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.1 km (5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 0 km....... Read more
INFJ personality is a personality type that only 2 percent of the population across the globe have. People with this personality type are mysterious and highly emotionally intelligent.
INFJ is for those who do not know one of the 16 Myers and Briggs personality types. This personality type is one that does not like to bring much attention to themselves and they can be a little hard to spot because they have some pretty conflicting personality traits. Below you will find a list of traits most INFJs have, are you an INFJ?
They always weigh out their options before making a move. If something is not good enough they will figure out a better way.
They work hard and will always do the job correctly even if they have to plan out all the tiny little details.
They are deep thinkers who are highly intuitive. While they do go over all the possible outcomes of everything in their minds they also know when their gut tells them to do something that they should do it.
INFJs seek a deeper meaning for everything happening in this universe.
They prefer small groups of people instead of large ones. If you dont agree with them and cannot come to some sort of common ground they will up and cut you out of everything.
They are great at providing the shoulder you need to cry on.
They can see people for who they truly are if you have bad intentions chances are they can tell.
Even in a room full of people they still feel like the odd man out. This is because they are so different.
They value quality over quantity and if you are not putting in your best efforts they want nothing to do with you.
They are always going from one end of the spectrum to the other. This sometimes makes them hard to follow.
Flume is arguably one of Australias biggest musical exports in recent times. In addition to topping the worlds largest musical poll, the Sydney muso has also amassed a huge fanbase around the world, well and truly putting Aussie talent on the map. But now, theres a petition to ensure that Flumes legendary status is cemented by way of a life-size statue, because of course there is.
As The Fader reports, Joseph Smith recently took to the Change.org website to begin a petition with the intent of a statue of Flume being erected on Manly Wharf. Petitioning the Northern Beaches Council, and Warringah Council, the campaign states its goal rather clearly. Manly is home to Australias finest electronic music export, Flume. It just makes sense that the GRAMMY winning artist is immortalised on the wharf, right, the petition begins. Flume has released two studio albums and numerous EPs since bursting onto the electronic music scene, and has become an ambassador of Aus dance music.
If anyone deserves to be sculptured, its Flume!
Five days on from the petitions creation, its already managed to score close to 300 signatures, but it still has quite a way to go before it reaches its goal of 500 signatures. Of course, knowing how dedicated Aussie music fans are, it probably wont be too long before it reaches that goal.
This wouldnt be the first time that Aussie musicians have had statues made to commemorate their influence and legacy, so its not like this idea is exactly out of the question. However, if you consider the other artists that statues have been proposed for, including AC/DCs Bon Scott, INXS Michael Hutchence, and now Soundgardens Chris Cornell, these artists all have one thing in common theyre no longer with us. So hopefully we may see a new trend of commemorating the legacy of our still-living musos so that they can be around to appreciate it.
Check out and maybe sign the petition to get a statue of Flume on Manly Wharf here, but in the meantime, check out Flumes Hottest 100...
For reasons best known to themselves the production team of the BBC World Service radio programme Newsday decided that their lead story on August 24th should be a US delegations visit to the Middle East. The item (from 00:38 here) was introduced by presenters Lawrence Pollard and Nomia Iqbal as follows:
[emphasis in italics in the original, emphasis in bold added]
Pollard: So can the Trump administration pull the rabbit out of the hat and broker a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians?
Iqbal: Huge question, isnt it? But its what the US team on Mid-East tour is hoping to provide the answer to. Led by President Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner, theyve been to Egypt, Jordan and now Israel for talks with the Israeli prime minister and the head of the Palestinian Authority.
UPDATED - THIS IS THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH THIS COMMENT FROM JILL JACKS I am uploading the whole interview & will let you know when done. I only used part of the interview. The part that made me shake my head. The message was not changed to fit any agenda....
Animals do the most amazing things. Read about them in this series by Janaki Lenin.
Turtle-headed seasnakes (Emydocephalus annulatus) in polluted waters are changing colour. Creatures of the Indo-Pacific coast, they usually have high contrast black and white bands or blotches encircling their bodies from head to tail.
While snorkeling in the shallow Nouma lagoon of Grande Terre Island, New Caledonia, more than 1,000 km east of Australia, evolutionary biologist Rick Shine of the University of Sydney and his family observed unusually black turtle-headed seasnakes. Back then, in 2003, males, the smaller of the sexes, seemed more prone to melanism (80%) than females (54%). These waters are polluted by runoff from nickel mining, the largest employer in this French protectorate. Besides the bl...
Nothing Turnbull has put in place changes this. Union officials with the numbers can spend union money as they wish. A corporate officer has an obligation to report fraud or stolen company cash or property. A union official feels no such obligation. Breaking the link between unions and the Labor...
A Texas television station, KXII, was investigating white supremacist hate in their area, when they came across some shocking information about the newly appointed Colbert Police Chief, Bart Alsbrook.
After the violence in Charlottesville, VA, the Southern Poverty Law Centers Hate Map became a popular resource for those curious about hate in America.
Reporter Rachel Knapp of KXII noticed a single hate group in the Texoma region and began investigating. The website ISD Records had filed paperwork in 2004 with the signature of Bart Alsbrook, according to Raw Story.
We called Alsbrook about that application last week. He denied he was the Bart Alsbrook behind isdrecords.com, KXII reported.
We searched for another Bart Alsbrook and couldnt find another person with that name in the United States.
Alsbrooks initial denial seemed extremely fishy considering the site was taken offline within hours of the reporters questioning.
When the news station contacted him about the site being taken offline, he gave a hilarious answer that is a clear fabrication and didnt explain anything.
When we called him back to ask him about it, Alsbrook claimed a group of skinheads stole his wallet and began using his name after a fight at a heavy metal concert in the 1990s, KXII...
Lynda loved Nature Lynda Jacqueline lived by herself In a small flat with a small garden bed Lynda was never poor wearing her straw trilby Lyndas tradition was young, young gorgeous young men Who would steal a kiss Lynda took lifes chances Lynda would smile a sad smile Lynda planted a sampling in her garden 
by Mary W Maxwell, LLB The author (or authors?) of this book: 9/11 Exposed, the Myth of the War on Terror, says the September 11, 2001 attacks were entirely done by persons connected to Israel. Readers of GumshoeNews know how strenuously I have opposed the blaming of Israel (actually the blaming of Jews or the 
The Joe Arpaio pardon by Trump. Joe never showed any concern for those who were wronged by the court system, hes never had a problem jailing those raped by the legal system. But when he gets caught in it, hes screaming witch-hunt and needs a pardon. What a despicable human being.
Matt in Brisbane, Australia, my vegan facebook thread. Same responses from non-vegans as we get from bureaucrats. I ask a question, they claim Im making a stupid argument. Were not being preachy or forcing our views on anyone, were pointing out morally inconsistencies.
We are not omnivores and even if we are, there is still a moral choice. We dont need to eat animals.
Jeremy in Colorado is prepping for court in a week. Do we need to stick the exact questions when cross-examining a cop? Yes, dont change the context of the questions as we are trying to get certain admissions from the witness.
Will from Minnesota called about his money being stolen from the IRS. The company is forced to be accomplices to the IRSs robbery and we need to contact the IRS and the company and get statements/admissions to get the money back. We need an admission from the company they blindly gave the IRS the money because they are forced to, that they did not make any determinations of federal law against us. We also need IRS admissions there is no evidence supporting their claim their la...
Shakeel Ahmad, a well known cloud reader from Varanasi, has predicted powerful to medium earthquakes and strong tidal waves in several countries, including North and South America, Turkey Japan, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. This, he says, will be in the aftermath of the solar eclipse that took place on Monday night. Shakeel Ahmad, who has predicted several earthquakes by studying formations and patterns of clouds, says that on Monday he observed cloud patterns that are known to signify earthquakes on land and in sea. "I have, once again, observed the earthquake predicting clouds indicating the first warning signal. A disturbance was noticed in the ionosphere which was due to the condensation of clouds in S E-140 to E N-45 direction. By the magnetic compass from Varanasi, these clouds began to move towards this direction EN-45 to NW-310 and SE-150 to SW-240 and SE-140 to EN-45 direction too," he says. Ahmad says that on this basis, he predicts powerful and medium earthquakes, tsunami and tidal waves.
This is Masha Gessen speaking in Sydney in 2012.https://web.archive.org/web/20120617035444/http://www.swf.org.au/component/option,com_events/Itemid,124/agid,2966/task,view_detail/
Wild plants of the Castlemaine district is a wonderful new resource on the flora of the local area that has been made available by the Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club CFNC.
The website is based on the plant identification and reference guide produced by the late Ern Perkins, a founding and very active member of the CFNC. Ern was a peerless field naturalist who studied and photographed the flowering plants of the Castlemaine District, covering the Mt Alexander Shire, plus Porcupine Ridge and Fryers Ridge. Over his forty year membership of CFNC, Ern produced many plant lists for specific areas all of this information has now been incorporated into the one resource a wonderful achievement.
It has already come in handy checking the botanical names of some of the early spring wildflowers spotted yesterday on a ramble near Fence Track in the Muckleford bush.
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Recently the film Vaxxed; From Cover-up to Catastrophe has been touring Australia to sell out crowds as parents discover the fraudulent science that the Australian Medical Association (AMA) is using to claim that the link between vaccines and autism is discredited.
In addition, Michael Gannon, the AMA president, stated in the
media (channel 10) on 21 May 2017 that:
the Health Department was spending a lot of time disproving the quack theories about the risks of vaccines.
This statement is untrue and it is disrespectful to parents because the Health Department is ignoring the skyrocketing autism in Australian children that correlates directly with the MMR vaccine and the expanding vaccination schedule a schedule that is not designed by the Australian government.
In my No Jab No Play rally speech in WA on 28 May 2017 I call for Michael Gannon to step down from his position with the AMA (at 31.41 mins in the speech). This is because he is dismissing parents valid concerns about vaccines as quack theories. This is contrary to evidence-based medicine and his role in promoting public health in the community.
My PhD thesis is published on the University of Wollongong (UOW) website and it describes the undone science in government vaccination policies. This lack of hard evidence is allowing governments to claim that vaccines are safe and effective instead of using definitive proof.
When Australian Doctors speak up in support of the medical literature that shows the risks of vaccines they are threatened with de-registration from their professional body. Recently Dr. John Piesse publicly supported parents who do not want to vaccinate their children. He stated:
This is a matter of principle. You have got a public health policy which is causing harm.
This doctor is now under investigation by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) instead of being allowed to debate the science. The AMA is dismissing the science as anti-vaccination instead of encouraging debate. How can public health be protected if the science showing the risk of vaccines is ignored and not included in the debate?
This is a crime against humanity if the AMA is...
Venezuela has begun massive wargames to show Donald Trump that it is capable of defending itself against US aggression. The drills will involve 200,000 troops and thousands of civilian volunteers, the military said. The number of participants in the exercise starting Saturday will exceed 900,000 people, Remigio Ceballos, head of the Venezuelan Strategic Operational Command, told the media. There'll be around 200,000 servicemen taking part, with the rest of those drilling being members of the Venezuelan civilian militia, Ceballos said. The National Bolivarian Militia was created by the late Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, in 2009. The force, which allows every citizen to enlist, answers directly to the country's president.
As America grapples with alleviating the opioid addiction crisis that killed more than 30,000 people in the country in 2015, the debate rages on over the best way to tackle the issue. One aspect many people can agree on, however, is the fact that doctors are overprescribing these dangerous drugs, spurring addictions that can eventually send patients to the street to get their next high once their prescription runs out.
Why are so many doctors prescribing these pills despite the dangers? The answer is simple: money. A study out of the Boston Medical Centers Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine that was published in the American Journal of Public Health revealed that one out of every 12 American doctors has received at least one payment from an opioid pharmaceutical company. It was the first national, wide-scale study that focused specifically on opioid-related industry payments.
They reached their conclusions after analyzing the database for the Open Payments program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In the U.S., drug companies are required to report every payment they make to doctors under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. The researchers honed in on opioid-related payments that were made from August 2013 to December 2015. These included not only direct payments but also meals, consulting fees, travel reimbursement, and speaking fees.
More than 375,000 non-research payments related to opioids were shelled out to 68,177 doctors during the period studied, to the tune of $46,158,388. The average payment might have been just $15, but the top one percent of physicians 681 doctors in total received more than $38 million combined. Food and drink payments were the most common type of reimbursement, accounting for 94 percent of all payments, but speaking fees accounted for the most money overall.
Even when payments are small, past research has shown that drug company payments lead to increased prescriptions from doctors. One study last year found that doctors who accepted just one meal that was sponsored by a pharmaceutical company were significantly more likely to prescribe name-brand drugs to patients afterward.
The researchers of the current study believe that inappropriate prescriptions are playing a big role in the nations opioid-related deaths, and they suggest that policy makers place a cap on opioid-associated payments given to doctors by drug companies. They also believe that mandatory prescriber education might be needed to counteract the influence Big Pharma has on prescribing beha...
Health propaganda is pervasive. There are many misconceptions, omissions, distortions and lies surrounding the issue of health and medicine. Many are propagated by those who own Big Pharma (i.e. the Rockefellers and their ilk) who set the platform for Allopathy or Western Medicine to assume a monopoly and dominate healthcare - or more accurately "health management" - at the start of the 20th century. (This article reveals how they did it.) Unfortunately, much of this disinformation is unwittingly propagated by well-meaning parents who want their children to be healthy but simply don't know how to see through all the propaganda. The result is a population that has been trained to look outside of itself for healing, to depend on Government and Big Pharma to take care of its health, and to unquestioningly accept the opinion of their (Western) Doctor. Meanwhile, epidemics of cancer, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases (such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and dementia) rage throughout the US, Australia and many other Western nations.
By Christine Lindey in Britain:
Black, proud, powerful
Saturday 26th August 2017
The radical intent of an exhibition of Afro-American art from the 1960s and 1970s impresses CHRISTINE LINDEY
Soul of the Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Tate Modern London SE1
FEW will associate US art of the 1960s and 1970s with Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell, Emory Douglas, Roy DeCarava or other black artists. But Tate Moderns exhibition, with its dominant themes of accusation, affirmation and agitation, changes that perception.
By subverting mass representations of African-Americans as eye-rolling, obsequious servants with watermelon smiles, Betye Saars assemblages confront racist stereotypes with gut-wrenching wit. Her Liberation of Aunt Jemima transforms a kitchen notepad in the form of a broom-wielding, inanely grinning black maid into a powerful activist, by arming her with a bayonet and a black-power fist.
Sambos Banjo attracts with the cheery patterned lining of its opened banjo case but repels when we spot the tiny, shocking photograph of a lynched man within.
Romare Beardens collages and DeCaravas black-and-white photographs of urban decay and angry or disappointed black faces cry out against oppression and poverty as soulfully as a steel-guitar riff. Yet the photographs also assert the intelligence and creativity of Afro-American musicians and thinkers such as Malcolm X and Ornette Coleman.
Other artists, including Chicagos AfriCOBRA collective, also encouraged self-confidence and self-regard in fellow Afro-Americans. Influenced by the Black Panther Partys community programmes, they created positive imagery by black people for black people with celebra...
Source: The Free Thought Project By: Matt Agorist
Trenton, NJ Rebecca Musarra was pulled over by two New Jersey state troopers after they suspected her of speeding in 2015. However, because the troopers were ignorant of the Constitution, and Musarras right to remain silent, the traffic stop took a turn for the worse and now the taxpayers are being held liable.
The troopers careless disregard for the law was subsequently captured on dashcam showing them arrest this woman for the sole act of practicing her constitutional right to remain silent.
Now, according to court records, Musarra has been awarded $30,000 in a settlement with the state.
According to NJ.com,
Musarra, a Philadelphia attorney, put her right to remain silent to the test after she was pulled over for allegedly speeding on Route 519 in Warren County and ended up in a holding cell for it.
In a recent interview, Musarra said she hoped the case, which drew national attention after it became public, would become a civil liberties lesson for police and members of the public.
Hopefully this gives average citizens a little more courage to assert their rights, she said.
Troopers Matthew Stazzone and Demetric Gosa had apparently never cared enough to read the 5th Amendment to the Constitution which states:
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war o...
Featured image: Australian Sen. Matthew Canavan (Source: @mattjcan / Twitter)
It was nothing short of fabulous. Before the public, the political lie is deemed an imperative, instinctively cultured to repel anything that might appear, let alone resemble, truth. Never, whatever
My links to comments did not survive, so I added more information to help find the original comments in the original post. The following comments are from Dr. Ronan Connolly and Dr. Michael Connolly. They are in answer to comments made on my review (see here) of their atmospheric physics papers. Ive promoted the comments
National Nine News (Australia), April 27, 2006: Afghanistan is facing a health crisis larger than that experienced by Asian countries after the 2004 tsunami, an Adelaide forum has heard. Mariam Rawi, a member of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), has told the forum that despite Afghanistan receiving billions of dollars in aid, little has been done to address the country's lack of health services.
From quasi investigative reports to legitimate leaks, whistleblowers and numerous court documents, several key 9/11 operatives have been identified and confirmed as assets and or informants of the United States government. All details of these operatives positions, functions and employment records have been sealed and protected as beyond and above top secret classified. Further, despite the established facts and undeniable trail of evidentiary crumbs, the mainstream and pseudo-alternative tentacles of the establishment continue to downplay or plainly disregard these cases, and parrot the long ago debunked official narrative. According to them the sum of two plus two plus more twos equals well, a solid zero.
Whether it is Anwar al-Awlaki, a man who was born and highly educated in the United States, who fought on our side against our competitors interests, who was a regular figure at the Pentagon and the brass dinner companion, who was on the FBIs payroll and highly valued by the US Congress; or Ali Mohameds employment with the United States Armys Green Barret and the CIA, and his connections with the FBI; or the landlord of two 9/11 hijackers in San Diego, who happened to be a highly valued long-term FBI informant, we find ourselves staring at black holes of incomplete profiles and missing crucial information. In each of these cases we are dealing with a government engaged in an extraordinary level of secrecy, protection and cover-up. And with every single case we are faced with the crucial why question.
While each case, individually, on its own, paints an extremely troubling picture with serious implications, we must delve into the cases as a whole in order to see the larger theme and an even more telling story. Putting these established cases together, documented in one place, is a sound starting point towards needed answers- the truth; on 9/11.
Anwar Awlaki- An Established FBI Informant & Pentagon Insider
On October 4, 2013, lawyers for Ali Al-Timimi, a Virginia man and Muslim scholar serving a life sentence for supporting jihad against the U.S., pushed to obtain more information from the federal government on evidence pertaining to the cleric Anwar Al-Aw...
MEDIA ALERT - PRESS CONFERENCE
Who: Hugh de Kretser, Executive Director, Human
Rights Law Centre - who represent most of the affected people, Amy
Frew, Lawyer, Human Rights Law Centre, Natasha Blucher, Detention
Advocacy Manager, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Date: Sunday 27 August 2017
Time: 11:00AM (AEST)
Location: HRLC, Level 17, 461 Bourke St, Melbourne
Note: Call 0419 100 519 for entry
Leaked Government documents have revealed that Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is planning to throw up to a hundred refugees and people seeking asylum and living in the community out onto the street in a move designed to force them back to danger.
The documents, revealed overnight, show that starting Monday the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will issue dozens of refugees and people seeking asylum who were transferred to Australia from offshore detention for medical reasons with a final departure Bridging E Visa. The visa will give them three weeks to find their own accommodation while at the same time cutting their entire financial support and directing them to make arrangements to leave Australia.
Hugh de Kretser, Executive Director at the Human Rights Law Centre, said:
This is a shocking act of cruelty. We are talking about people who have been in Australia, some for several years. They have endured unimaginable suffering but are finally starting to rebuild their lives in freedom and safety in our communities. Then now, out of the blue, Dutton is trying to force them back to danger by making them destitute.
The policy comes more than a year after the successful Let Them Stay campaign that prevented Minister Duttons first attempt at deporting this same group - including babies born in Australia - back to Nauru and Manus Island.
We're talking about people who have been part of our communities
for years. The sensible and compassionate thing to do is to let
them stay. Instead, Dutton is trying to make them destitute and
coerce them back to harm.
For further information please call:...
The mystery of a numerically-coded Babylonian tablet has been cracked, with scientists in Australia revealing the 3,700-year-old clay artifact is the worlds oldest trigonometry table. Discovered by 20th century archaeologist Edgar Banks, the ancient clay fragment, known as Plimpton 322, has puzzled scientists for decades. Now researchers from University of New South Wales, Australia, say 
Bill Ayers and George Soros are teammates that have one thing in common. They want people like you to die.
Some, and I mean only some Americans are aware of the George Soros groups who are pushing this country towards extreme violence that will manipulate America into a civil war that will subsequently be crushed and a new globalist, dictataorial regime will be installed. The goal of Soros and his globalist colleagues is to eliminate the last real bastion of representative government and install a brutal, dictatorial global socialist government where individual liberties are eliminated.
As was pointed out in Part One, the Soros-led movement against America is merely a continuation of the radical communist subversive groups from the 1960s from which the most prominent group was the Weathermen Underground.
The short answer to the question of what do they want, what is their final objective, can be answered very succinctly. They want you are your type dead. They plan to murder you and people like you and have stated so in the past.
In Part One of this series, I detailed the history of treasonous subversive groups who are alll dedicated to the destruction of the United States. These groups have been led by communist agitators and murderers such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. As I also pointed out in Part One, Ayers, the former head of the Weathermen Underground, gave Obama his start in politics.
There is a critical area of special interest that needs to be highlighted when it comes to Ayers.
Former FBI informan...
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