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Sunday, 21 May

22:09

21:44

The wonder, anger and occupation of Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed National"

My essay in The National newspaper about the city of Jerusalem:

House demolitions occur regularly in East Jerusalem, well away from the tourist path. According to the United Nations, Israel destroyed 190 Palestinian homes in 2016 and displaced thousands of people. It was the highest figure since 2000.

Ive witnessed Palestinian families thrown out of their own houses, sometimes immediately replaced by radical, Jewish settlers, or standing in front of crushed, concrete structures with nowhere to go. Last year, a few hours after a Palestinian home was demolished in the neighbourhood of Wadi Joz, I arrived to find a solitary man sitting under a large, green plastic sheet. He had 12 children and a wife and all his possessions, including couches, fridge, table, crockery and cutlery, were exposed to the elements. The Palestinian people dont help me, he said. Despite his situation, he gave me a cup of hot coffee and then began calling friends to see where he could sleep with his family.

The official policy of Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat is to make Jerusalem the united capital. In practice, this means the approval of thousands of Jewish homes in West Jerusalem, but nothing in the East where Palestinians live. Up to 20,000 Palestinian homes have been built without approval, giving Israel the justification to destroy them, but obtaining permits is almost impossible. Its a daily reality faced by a Palestinian community that foreigners and Israeli Jews almost never witness nor want to.

To a Jew growing up in Australia, this Jerusalem is vastly different to the fantasy Jewish city described in my youth, although it remains a sparkling and beautiful place. Im preparing to leave after living here with my partner for more than a year. During this time and in the course of many visits over the past decade, I constantly marvel at the shimmering Al Aqsa Mosque, cobbled streets in the Old City and the green and brown hills of the Mount of Olives. With few tall buildings and its famed cream-coloured stone, the city has a spiritual feeling that is perhaps unrivalled in the world.

However, the brutal politics of division sucks away any inkling of nostalgia. The ubiquitous presence of armed and aggressive Israeli soldiers and police harassing Palestinians increasingly defines it. Many secular, Jewish Israelis hate Jerusalem and try to avoid coming. For them, the comfortable bubble of Tel Aviv is preferable, where the occupation of Palestine is almost completely invisible. They like it that way, away from Palestinians and the ultra-Orthodox, Haredi Jews who ghettoise themselves in isolated neighbourhoods.

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21:05

Sunday, 21 May 2017 - 9:05pm "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

This fortnight, I have been mostly not reading, exceptions follow:

20:07

Frankie goes to Centrelink "IndyWatch Feed National"

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... because he's a just a bit more than NQR for Hollywood, and besides that's already been done ...

So what's been happening in the good land of South Australia?

Apparently  "anti vaxxer" (which is HIS choice if he wants it to be, that is NOT the issue here) Frankie waltzes (or was it foxtrots)  into a Centrelink office STATING that he has been sent by the "Commonwealth of the South Australia".

This is what he stated publicly:

"Can everyone listen up please..
I've been sent by the real government... 
of the Commonwealth of the South Australia...."

So, we tried to phone a minister from the "Commonwealth of the South Australia" 

19:48

Donald Trump to address Muslim world in major speech on terrorism "IndyWatch Feed National"

ABC News Australia

Donald Trump to address Muslim world in major speech on terrorism

21 May 2017

A keynote speech to the leaders of more than 40 Muslim nations is set to dominate the second day of US President Donald Trumps visit to Saudi Arabia.

Key points:

  • Trumps speech expected to cast the challenge of extremism as a battle between good and evil
  • Trump is expected to soften his language about Islam
  • Speech notably refrains from mentioning democracy and human rights

The leaders will be listening closely to Mr Trumps words, worried he may repeat some of the rhetoric he has used about Islam in the past including in March last year during his campaign when he said Muslims hate us.

Even as his administration fights for its travel ban from several Muslim-majority countries, Mr Trump is using the nation that is home to Islams holiest site as a backdrop to call for Muslim unity in the fight against terrorism.

18:34

Sydney auctions bounce "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Auctions rebound

Domain reported a preliminary auction clearance rate of 76.9 per cent for Sydney on Saturday, recording 512 sales. 

The median auction price was back up to its highest level in six weeks at $1,300,000, and was quite considerably higher than the corresponding weekend last year. 

The median auction price reported for houses increased from $1,407,500 last year to $1,511,000, while the median price of units sold under the hammer increased modestly to $875,000 from $850,000 last year. 


CoreLogic reported a clearance rate for the week of 80.7 per cent in Sydney from well over 1,000 auctions, which was its highest reported result for Sydney since April 9.

The top sale of the weekend was seen in Northbridge, where a grand 5-bedroom waterfront home on 1,891 square metres with panoramic Sydney harbour views and water access fetched $9.3 million. 

A strong result, no doubt, but not a patch on the street record set in September last year. 

Respective auction clearance rates were also very strong in Melbourne.

More lenders are set to report higher mortgage rates this week for interest-only loans.

Despite the unambiguously strong auction results, slowly but surely regulatory and Budget measures respectively are set to strangle city-wide growth in these two markets, as I looked at in a little more detail...

18:05

TAS Firearms and drugs seized in Ravenswood "IndyWatch Feed National"

Wednesday, 5 September 2012 11:42 am.

At 1pm Tuesday 4 September 2012 Launceston Criminal Investigation Branch and Drug Squad detectives searched a property in Wildor Crescent, Ravenswood locating a number of stolen firearms, jewellery and drugs.

The drugs included nearly a kilogram of methylamphetamine with an approximate street value of over $200 000 and about 1500 pseudoephedrine capsules.

The 3 firearms located included 2 pistols stolen from the Hobart area in 2007.

A 23 year old man from Ravenswood was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, possessing stolen property and firearms offences.

A 21 year old female from Ravenswood was also charged out of this search with possessing stolen property.

Both were bailed to appear in the Launceston Court of Petty Sessions in October 2012.

Investigating are continuing into the property and drugs seized.

http://www.police.tas.gov.au/?p=12718

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18:05

TAS Crime Scene declared "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tuesday, 4 September 2012 4:06 pm.

Police can confirm that a house on Madison Avenue, Brighton has been declared a crime scene in relation to the Ravenswood double murder investigation.

Detectives from Glenorchy CIB and Forensic services have been on the scene today.

There are no further details to be released at this stage.

http://www.police.tas.gov.au/?p=12717

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17:38

TAS Damage to logging machinery "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 3 September 2012 3:33 pm.

Detectives from the Bridgewater Criminal Investigation Branch are currently investigating an incident whereby significant damage has been caused to 2 excavators and a logging skidder. These machines had been located at a logging coupe approximately 12 kilometres south of Butlers Gorge in the Central Highlands.

Investigations to date would indicate the damage occurred overnight on Saturday 1st September. The scene has been forensically examined and investigations are ongoing.

Detectives are keen to hear from members of the public that may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the Butlers Gorge area over the weekend, particularly any vehicles parked on Butlers Gorge Road, Tarraleah. Information can be relayed to Detectives on 6268 4103 or via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

http://www.police.tas.gov.au/?p=12715

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17:37

TAS Tyre Slashing East Devonport "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 3 September 2012 3:25 pm.

Police are seeking assistance from members of the public in relation to a spate of tyre slashings in the East Devonport area.

Vehicles in the area have been targeted overnight on both Monday and Wednesday, with vehicles parked both on the Street and at the top of driveways being damaged.

Police have taken a number of reports and ask that anybody in the East Devonport area who has had their tyres damaged to report the matter to them.

Anybody with information which may assist police in identifying the person or people responsible for this are asked to contact Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

http://www.police.tas.gov.au/?p=12714

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17:07

TAS Pedestrian fatality Sandy Bay Road "IndyWatch Feed National"

Friday, 31 August 2012 8:15 am.

A 76 year old woman from Ulladulla NSW has died after being struck by a vehicle on Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay approximately 15 metres south of the junction of Derwent Water Avenue at 6.30pm on Thursday the 30th of August 2012.

The woman was attempting to cross Sandy Bay Road from the west to the east. She had crossed the first north bound lane and was then struck by a blue Subaru Impressa hatch which was travelling in a northerly direction in the second lane.

The deceased was in Hobart attending a conference.

Sandy Bay Road at Derwent Water Avenue was closed for approximately 4 hours whilst investigations into the crash were carried out

The crash investigator, Sergeant Rod CARRICK, would like to hear from any member of the public who may have witnessed the crash or seen the vehicle or pedestrian immediately prior to the incident.

http://www.police.tas.gov.au/?p=12711

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17:07

TAS Murder Update "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 20 August 2012 10:04 am.

Police have interviewed a number of persons of interest in relation to the murders at Ravenswood on the 15th August 2012. At this stage no persons have been formally charged.

Forensic officers will complete their investigation at the address today and the investigation is continuing.

Police are still in the process of interviewing a number of persons including witnesses in regards to this incident.

Police at this stage would like to thank the public for their assistance so far in this matter.

Any person who has any information regarding this matter is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Launceston Criminal Investigation Branch on 63 36 3915.

http://www.police.tas.gov.au/?p=12708

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16:59

TAS Dog Attacks in Oatlands area "IndyWatch Feed National"

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 11:54 am.

Over the weekend of the 25th and 26th of August 2012, Oatlands Police attended three separate incidents of dogs attacking animals in the Oatlands area. The first report was of further attacks on new born lambs continuing from the week before. From that incident some lambs had been examined by a Veterinary Officer at the Animal Health Laboratory at Prospect and it was established that the injuries were consistent with dog bite wounds. These incidents have occurred on farm land off York Plans Road and the offending animal has not been identified. Police are requesting any information which may assist investigations in this report.

The second report was an incident where a dog escaped from a yard and attacked fowl in a neighbouring yard.

The third incident was a report of seven lambs being attacked with some being killed at Parattah. In both of these incidents the offending dog has been identified.

Police would like to remind dog owners of their responsibilities in relation to preventing dogs from being at large. The owners of dogs at large risk being prosecuted and if their dog attacks another animal, may have to pay restitution or face an application to have their dog put down.

http://www.police.tas.gov.au/?p=12707

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16:59

TAS Suspicious Fire at Elizabeth Street at North Hobart "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:17 pm.

Hobart CIB is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding a deliberately lit fire at the rear of 369-375 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart on Friday 3rd August 2012.

This building is situated on the corner of Strahan Street and houses Dedes restaurant.

The fire was lit at approximately 2:50am on Friday 3rd August 2012 and caused substantial damage.

Police are calling for assistance from members of the public in relation to the matter and urge any person with information to contact Hobart CIB on 6230 2626 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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16:54

Offshore detention reaches critical point, further tragedy inevitable unless Australia acts responsibly "IndyWatch Feed National"

MEDIA ALERT
What: Joint press conference called by key organisations as offshore detention mess reaches critical point and the Department of Immigration is appearing at Budget Estimates.
When: Monday 22 May at 8.30am
Where: Senate Courtyard, Parliament House, Canberra
Who: Graham Thom - Refugee Coordinator at Amnesty International - who has visited Nauru
Daniel Webb - Director of Legal Advocacy at Human Rights Law Centre - who has travelled to Manus three times
Sr Jane Keogh - refugee advocate who has just returned from Manus Island
Tim OConnor - Director at the Refugee Council of Australia

JOINT STATEMENT

Amnesty International | Human Rights Law Centre | Refugee Council of Australia | Sr Jane Keogh | Imran Mohammad

Accountability and an immediate plan to guarantee the safety of refugees trapped on Nauru and Manus Island are needed urgently as the evidence stacks up on the danger, deliberate abuse and suffering the Australian Governments offshore detention regime is causing. 

The clear message being delivered ahead of the Immigration Departments appearance at Budget Estimates on Monday is, we will not stand by and allow our Government to sweep their responsibility under the carpet.

The organisations are warning that further tragedy is inevitable unless Australia acts responsibly by evacuating the camps and bringing all of those trapped in offshore detention to safety immediately.

They are also making it very clear that no refugee or person seeking asylum can be left behind in PNG or Nauru.

Graham Thom, Refugee Coordinator at Amnesty International said that there is ongoing risk to peoples lives on Manus Island following the Good Friday shooting.

Enough is enough, the truth is out in plain sight and questions must be answered. The Australian Government has designed a deliberately abusive system, intended to harm people. Such a callous indifference to the safety and well-being of refugees puts them at great risk.

The Human Rights Law Centres Director of Legal Advocacy, Daniel Webb, who has travelled to Manus three times to investigate conditions on the ground, said that while moves to close the Manus camp were clearly underway, the Government still had no viable plan to ensure the safety of the 850 men languishing inside.

This isnt about just tearing down the fences, its about finding a safe and viable way forward for the men trapped inside. Every single one of these men deserves the chance to finally start rebuilding their lives in safety. Hopefully the US deal will be a lifeline for some but it wont be enough to en...

16:29

Amnesty And Human Rights Watch Call On Australia To Stop Selling Arms To Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed National"

The latest from Michael Brull in his ongoing series on the war on Yemen.

The Australian branches of two of the worlds leading human rights organisations have exclusively released to New Matilda statements opposing Australian arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International have urged Australia to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia.

Australia Director of HRW Elaine Pearson said, Australia should suspend the sale of any military equipment to Saudi Arabia. Australia should in fact impose a comprehensive arms embargo on Saudi Arabia until Saudi Arabia not only curtails its unlawful airstrikes in Yemen but also credibly investigates alleged violations.

Diana Sayed, the crisis campaigner at Amnesty International Australia, said Australia must cease the authorisation of any future arms transfers while there remains a substantial risk these arms will be used to fuel human rights abuses. Australia must not be complicit in enabling the abuse and the deliberate targeting of civilians.

 

Calls for Australia to disclose military exports to Saudi Arabia

Amnesty and HRW called for the Australian government to disclose its military exports to Saudi Arabia. Dina Sayed from Amnesty said, Amnesty International urges Australia to publicly report the exact nature of all arms transfers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Pearson from HRW said, Australia should come clean about the equipment that is being supplied to the Saudi Arabia government, and how it will be used.

Amnesty declined to comment on arms sales to other countries that are involved in the war in Yemen, such as the United Arab Emirates. Pearson said that, Australian officials should carefully consider whether any weapons it sells to coalition members will be used in Yemen in unlawful attacks.

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Human Rights Watch has previously observed that Saudi Arabia has been the leader of the coalition, with targeting decisions made in the Saudi Defense Ministry in Riyadh.

On April 13, Human Rights Watch wrote to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. They urged the government to suspend the sale or transfer of any weapons or material to Saudi Arabia until it curtails its unlawful attacks in Yemen and credibly investigates past alleged violations of the laws of...

15:48

These Hidden Netflix Codes Will Unlock Thousands of Hidden Movies and Genres "IndyWatch Feed National"

If you are anything like me you spend a lot of time watching Netflix. For me, it has replaced conventional television service.

Netflix has a huge list of categories that go well beyond the basic action, horror, family, and other things you will come across on the main page. Netflix is available in most countries and of course, content varies depending on your location and IP address. Since I have come across these codes watching Netflix has become even more intense for me. I use these codes to browse through tons of titles and find exactly what I am looking for.

This is something that was first discovered by a blog known as Whats On Netflix. In order to access these secret codes, you will need to type in specific URLs in the browser. These URLs will look similar to this one:

http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/***

The *** being where you type a code related to the category that you are looking for, for example, 35800 would be romance movies (steamy ones at that) and 67879 would be Korean TV shows. According to Netflix spokesperson Marlee Tart, these exist because Netflix categorizes their content into thousands of sub-genres in order to match the right content to the right viewer. This all being based on their viewing history.

Thanks to these codes you can bypass all that extra stuff and gain access to more content. Fantastic find, right? Take a look at the codes below. Which ones are your favorites?

Action & Adventure: 1365
Action Comedies: 43040
Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1568
Action Thrillers: 43048
Adult Animation: 11881
Adventures: 7442
African Movies: 3761
Alien Sci-Fi: 3327
Animal Tales: 5507
Anime: 7424
Anime Action: 2653
Anime Comedies: 9302
Anime Dramas: 452
Anime Fantasy: 11146
Anime Features: 3063
Anime Horror: 10695
Anime Sci-Fi: 2729
Anime Series: 6721
Art House Movies: 29764
Asian Action Movies: 77232
Australian Movies: 5230
Baseball Movies: 12339
Basketball Movies: 12762
Belgian Movies: 262
Biographical Documentaries: 3652
Biographical Dramas: 3179
Boxing Movies: 12443
British Movies: 10757
British TV Shows: 52117
B-Horror Movies: 8195

Campy Movies: 1252
Children & Family Movies: 783
Chinese Movies: 3960
Classic Action & Adventure: 46576
Classic Comedies: 31694
Classic Dramas: 29809
Classic Foreign Movies: 32473
Classic Movies: 31574
Classic Musicals: 32392
Classic Rom...

15:12

Taking An Abortion Pill At Home Is As Safe As Doing It In A Clinic, Study Finds "IndyWatch Feed National"

While the topic of abortion has remained a touchy subject, many women have fled to the online markets to purchase at home abortion products. Due to this, many have grown concerned as to whether or not such methods are safe.

One study set out to find out whether it was or wasnt. According to their study, 95% of those who went through with an at home method were able to do so without any medical intervention. Experts have stated that the study highlights the safety of a medical abortion.

In order to better understand the abortion pill better, researchers analyzed the first 1000 women that had obtained the pill through the Tabbot Foundation. The Tabbot Foundation was created just last year in Australia to help women who were faced with very few options in the case of pregnancy.

During the study, researchers came to understand that less than 10% of those who had taken the pill had reported symptoms of a serious medical issue such as severe bleeding, fever or pain. Seven of the women had to undergo a blood transfusion, while others had to take antibiotics. Conversely, no deaths were reported due to the abortion pill.

Furthermore, they discovered that internet abortions were consistent with the results of those who had taken the bill as instructed by their physician.

Head researcher Abigail Aiken of the University of Texas at Austin concluded that self-sourced medical abortions using online telemedicine can be highly effective, and outcomes compare favorably with clinical protocols. The main weakness regarding the study was that one-third of the women that had reached out to be used in the study didnt follow through. Therefore, the researchers worried that the sample size used in the study could have been too small.

14:53

Disobedient facts and the MSN chookhouse narratives in alternative media and its impersonators "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Conversation claims "Academic rigour, journalistic flair," but is it just another agent of the Mainstream News affair complete with a mainstream news (MSN) editor, renowned by some for her incredibly boring political reporting which has put generations of Australians off politics in a great service to the elite? Unsurprisingly, the Conversation article, "White House under siege as scandal follows scandal and it wont end any time soon," by Kumuda Simpson, Lecturer in International Relations, La Trobe University repeats the scuttlebut that passes for political comment in the mainstream media, citing CNBC, the Washington Post and all the usual propaganda suspects. Far from encouraging the deep questioning and analysis one once expected of a university lecturer, Simpson is simply transmitting a flimsy political claim that President Trump should not carry on useful discussions with Russia about war and terrorism and Syria. Failing to present the other side, Simpson asserts that Russia cannot be trusted because it prefers to keep the Assad government (which he misnames a 'regime') in power, 'despite ongoing atrocities', which incredibly harmful allegation Simpson backs up by citing the latest egregious beat-up chorus against the Syrian Government as carried by the New York Times rag. ("Syrian Crematory Is Hiding Mass Killings of Prisoners, U.S. Says").

Comments under the article trended into a discussion about the validity of the MSN vs the 'alternative press', leading me to my analysis below. Phil Chamberlain's comment seemed typical of the fallacy that the official mainstream news is 'real news' because it uses 'real reporters' instead of opinion and that alternative news-sites are only opinions, which people use to confirm their own biases:

The problem is that the so called MSM [Read proper journalism] will investigate facts and call to account

This statement was written on The Conversation in rebuttal to another commenter who cited lack of faith in the mainstream media (MSM) and had the poor judgement to seek (as des...

14:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.0004 BTC
0.0010 BTC = 2.80 AUD
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13:36

BREAKING: Medical Kidnap In Progress Live Updates (Australia) "IndyWatch Feed National"

Over the last few hours information has been appearing about a doctor/researcher at the Lady Cilento Hospital. There are no confirmed connections to this doctor.

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13:32

US Military Is Worlds Largest Polluter Hundreds Of Bases Gravely Contaminated "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Last week, mainstream media outlets gave minimal attention to the news that the U.S. Naval station in Virginia Beach had spilled an estimated 94,000 gallons of jet fuel into a nearby waterway, less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean. Read More

13:21

Oh, Jerusalem a song "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Bear me up on angels wings, and other transcendental things. Where the golden walls still glow, let my people go to Jerusalem. 

Jerusalem is all about faith and passion, and there is no city on Earth that people get more passionate about. The light is luminous. In high summer it almost shimmers. The very air is full of prayer and politics, passion and pain, and the rocks and stones virtually sing a hallelujah chorus of history. I am not a religious person, but I cannot help getting excited by the place although I do not transcend to transports of delight and delirium. Some folk love Jerusalem so much, they go mad.

Recorded by Charles Tyler at Susan Street, Annandale, 14th May 2017. Paul Hemphill 2014 All rights reserved

https://howlinginfinite.com/2015/02/21/messianic-carpet-rides/

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13:14

PERTH Injured Woman in Perth, WA "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Injured Woman in Perth, WA .

May 21, 2017 at 11:07AM .

He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today, Sunday 21 May 2017. Contact has been made with the injured

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.miragenews.com/injured-woman-in-perth-wa/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGFObgclODUMKTrSVRuatizMJf9og

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

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12:38

Getting Julian Assange: The Untold Story "IndyWatch Feed National"

The hunt for the Wikileaks founder has been a brutal and corrupt assault on freedom of speech from the beginning, writes John Pilger.

Julian Assange has been vindicated because the Swedish case against him was corrupt. The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, obstructed justice and should be prosecuted. Her obsession with Assange not only embarrassed her colleagues and the judiciary but exposed the Swedish states collusion with the United States in its crimes of war and rendition.

Had Assange not sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, he would have been on his way to the kind of American torture pit Chelsea Manning had to endure.

This prospect was obscured by the grim farce played out in Sweden. Its a laughing stock, said James Catlin, one of Assanges Australian lawyers. It is as if they make it up as they go along.

It may have seemed that way, but there was always serious purpose. In 2008, a secret Pentagon document prepared by the Cyber Counterintelligence Assessments Branch foretold a detailed plan to discredit WikiLeaks and smear Assange personally.

The mission was to destroy the trust that was WikiLeaks centre of gravity. This would be achieved with threats of exposure [and]criminal prosecution. Silencing and criminalising such an unpredictable source of truth-telling was the aim.

Sparkke-Shop-Say-I-Do

Perhaps this was understandable. WikiLeaks has exposed the way America dominates much of human affairs, including its epic crimes, especially in Afghanistan and Iraq: the wholesale, often homicidal killing of civilians and the contempt for sovereignty and international law.

These disclosures are protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution. As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama, a professor of constitutional law, lauded whistleblowers as part of a healthy democracy [and they]must be protected from reprisal.

In 2012, the Obama campaign boasted on its website that Obama had prosecuted more whistleblowers in his first term than all other US presidents combined. Before Chelsea Manning had even received a trial, Obama had publicly pronounced her guilty.

Few serious observers doubt that should the US get their hands on Assange, a similar fate awaits him. According to documents released by Edward Snowden, he is on a Manhunt target list. Threats of his kidnapping and assassination became almost political and media currency in the US following then Vice-President Joe Bidens preposterous slur that the WikiLeaks found...

10:37

Court security inadequate, really? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia's court system is literally littered with white collar criminals, where that does not mean the 'defendants'.

    Judges causing harm to the good people of Tasmania for approx 30 years, where the people did not get a remedy.

    The judiciary in the High Court of Australia, perverting the course of justice, where the criminals are still allowed to 'trade' in office, and where the people again do not get a remedy.

    No warrants existing where the administration tell you that you must pay otherwise the sheriff will steal your possessions.

    Every single judge / magistrate who sits in office sits outside of their grant of power,

and that's just rattling off a few obvious ones without delving too deep in 'law' or what it's worth.

So what are the white collar criminals planning?

Well, if you're a court jester, you'd know that security is pretty tight before the herd population are allowed to enter "their" own courts.

So much so that some people get stripped (in another room of course) before they are allowed to proceed to their own matter.

Since we're not into Nostradamus type predictions / visions / secretly written down plans, we'll just ask;

What event will trigger the next phase of court security on this penal colony?

We know of one action that they will be implementing very soon.

You can read their STRATEGIC ASSET PLAN (2016 - 2031) under the article title:

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08:17

Trump signs $350 billion arms deal with Saudis "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Jim Hayes

In his first trip overseas, US president Donald Trump has sealed a new arms deal with one of the most brutal regimes in the Middle East Saudi Arabia.

This is Feudal autocracy, essentially run by al-Saud royal family, which treats its subjects like serfs and metes out hard punishment, including regular whippings, stonings, cutting off limbs and execution. Most Saudis live in poverty, while those close to the crown live in unmanageable luxury, on the proceeds of oil money.

Saudi is also happens to be one of the closest friend of the United States.

Thus, the arms deal worth nearly $110 billion, which is to take effect immediately.  The reason given for the deal is that it is to bolster security in the face of Iranian threats.

This package of defense equipment and services supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of malign Iranian influence and Iranian related threats. Additionally, it bolsters the Kingdoms ability to provide for its own security and continue contributing to counter terrorism operations across the region, reducing the burden on US military forces, the US Department of State said in a statement.

While Iran is definitely the target, the statement also reveals that Saudi serves as a surrogate to pursue American ambitions across the region.

The statement also said; This package demonstrates the United States commitment to our partnership with Saudi Arabia, while also expanding opportunities for American companies in the region.

The details of the deal concern five categories that include border and coastal security, cyber security, air force modernisation, as well as air and missile defence.  Hardware includes tanks, artillery, helicopters, light close air support, intelligence gathering aircraft, as well as patriot and THAD missile systems. Munitions include armour piercing Penetrator Warheads and Paveway laser-guided bombs. Extensive training is also included in the package.

It is known that a large quantity of military support is routinely going in the direction of ISIS and other terror organisations in Syria, as well as Iraq and there is good reason to believe that a significant part of the new package will go straight to these organisations.

Saudi is also involved in a brutal war in Yemen, which incidentally, is also supported by the United States and often involves attacks against civilians belonging to the Houthi tribe. Human rights organisations have branded these attacks as war crimes.

This reality flies in the face of claims from both the White House and the royal family, that the deal is all about defence against the threat of terrorism.

 

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08:06

Video - how DFAT & Julie Bishop "made Australia stronger, safer & more prosperous" over the past week. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Julie's video missed a couple of points. I think they left out the $44M donations to the UN. And the total $24M to Michael Bloomberg (who just happens to be in partnership with the Clinton Foundation on health data). The tourism promotion for Queensland is great, but I don't see...

08:02

Experts reject Bjrn Lomborg's view on 2C warming target "IndyWatch Feed National"

Lomborg's Copenhagen Consensus Centre says investment in keeping temperature rises below 2C would return less than $1 for every $1 spentExperts have challenged a claim by Bjrn Lomborg's Copenhagen Consensus Centre that holding global temperature rises to 2C is a poor investment.In 2015 the education department abandoned plans for Lomborg to set up an Australian Consensus Centre, but gave the Copenhagen centre $640,000 to support its Smarter UN Post-2015 Development Goals project. [...]

07:52

Celebrity "Thumbs Down to Knife Crime" campaign on Twitter to solve London's stabbing spree. "IndyWatch Feed National"

London has a huge problem with knife crime. So what's the latest answer? Phillip Schofield joins Londoners to give 'thumbs down' to knife crime in Twitter campaign https://t.co/bZV0ZWHdx1 pic.twitter.com/XFfqLhNVEr Evening Standard (@standardnews) May 20, 2017 After two stabbings in the Harrow borough earlier this year, Mayor Khan promised "to...

07:48

Ragweed, Gynura crepidioides. Is it a local edible weed? "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Ragweed, Gynura crepidioides
 Some articles conflate Okinawa Spinach (Gynura bicolour)) with Ragweed, Gynura crepidioides. Sometimes both plants are depicted, cut and bundled, in Asian vegetable markets.

Okinawa Spinach (Gynura bicolour)

Gynura crepidiodes, a common weed in the Bellingen valley
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07:05

Arab News - President "Tump" & King Salman view exhibition on religious tolerance & coexistence among faiths "IndyWatch Feed National"

Arab News is Saudi Arabia's leading English language newspaper. Here are a few street signs showing that famed tolerance and coexistence: Yep, coexistence is a beautiful thing in Saudi Arabia - one road leads to Mecca ...and the other to an early meeting with your maker, minus head.

06:45

Victorias school cleaners are asking for respect "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

School cleaner Lorraine talks about the conditions under which Victorias school cleaners are working

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Victoria is becoming the #WageTheftState.That's what school cleaner Lorraine will tell Premier Andrews when she sees him at Labor's State Conference on Saturday.Stand with Lorraine. Tell Premier Andrews to end the wage theft in our schools: respectschoolcleaners.org.au/petition

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06:31

MACKAY Domestic violence: We should be ashamed "IndyWatch Feed National"

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06:17

Film review: Lion (2016) "IndyWatch Feed National"

I was quite disappointed with this highly acclaimed film, based on a true story, that was nominated for six Academy Awards (though it did not win any) including for best film and for best supporting actors for Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.

The first half of it is about a five-year old boy Saroo in India who lives in a remote town with his mother, older brother Guddu, whom Saroo idolizes, and sister Shekila. His family is extremely poor and his mother works as a laborer gathering rocks in the heat of the day. Guddu and Saroo engage in petty thievery to buy food for the family and help out their mother. But one day while he and Guddu are out on another such mission, Saroo gets separated from his brother and, after falling asleep on a train, ends up in Kolkatta, a teeming city over a thousand miles away. After wandering the streets fending for himself and fending off people who seem friendly initially but have darker motives, he ends up in an orphanage with a large number of other street children. A kindly official, after failing to locate his mother, arranges for him to be adopted by an Australian couple (mother played by Kidman) living in Tasmania.

I found this first half of the film utterly engrossing, thanks to tight storytelling and highly engaging performances by Sunny Pawar as the young Saroo, Abhishek Bharate as his older brother Guddu, and Priyanka Bose as their mother. The scenes with the two boys together and then Saroo alone as he lives on the streets of Kolkatta, not speaking any Bengali, and trying to figure out where he is and get back to his adored elder brother and mother are very affecting.

The film then jumps twenty years into the future and the young man Saroo (played by Patel who seems to have become the go-to actor to play young Indian men in western films) suddenly decides to try and find his birth family using Google Earth and his few memories of what the place he grew up in looks like.

I thought this second half of the film fell flat and lacked focus even though this was where the big-name actors Patel, Kidman, and Rooney Mara (as the older Saroos girl friend) took over. While you really cared about the young Saroo, Guddu, and their mother, one never felt the same connection with the older Saroo and his new family and friends. Their relationships and motivations were confused and their overly emotive acting made it worse. My interest flagged during the second half of the film and perked up only when there were flashbacks to the times of the younger boys and their mother.

Interestingly, although Saroos Australian mother hardly ages over the twenty-year lapse, his Indian mother ages greatly. I initially thought that this was a little incongruous and due perhaps to the filmmakers wanting to preserve Kidmans glamorous looks, though Bose is also very attractive. Bu...

05:13

Hells Angels Bikers Hunt Down Rapist & Violently Attack Him In Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Hells Angels Biker Gang in Australia captured a Muslim migrant who was harassing a vulnerable Australian woman & hunted him down & violently set upon him & violently attacked  Full Article

05:02

Magnetic field detected between magellanic clouds "IndyWatch Feed National"

A magnetic field appears to span the space between the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, the two dwarf galaxies being consumed by our Milky Way Galaxy. For stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere, it's easy to forget that the Milky Way is actively consuming two dwarf galaxies. Those in the Southern Hemisphere have a front row seat to watch our galaxy wreak havoc on the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC). But there's more to the story the dwarfs are not only gravitationally interacting with the Milky Way but with each other as well. The gravitational effects evident from these interactions can tell us a lot about the history and evolution of these galaxies as well as the environments surrounding them, but gravity isn't the only force at work here. Magnetic fields play a role as well, one astronomers are still trying to puzzle out. Now, for the first time, researchers using the Australia Telescope Compact Array radio telescope in New South Wales, Australia, have detected a magnetic field in the space between the Magellanic Clouds. Called the Magellanic Bridge, this structure is a 75,000 light-year long filament of gas and dust that stretches from the LMC to the SMC. These results are published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (full text here).

03:08

If 1111=4 And 2222=16, What Is 3333? "IndyWatch Feed National"

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

A simple puzzle shared on Quora is going viral- do you know the answer?

The puzzle was shared by user- Ismael Nunez a student at Perth Amboy High School in which she said:

Well, there are multiple potential patterns but it is most likely this:

1111=4

But the 11 would be an addition of 1 and 1 instead. So:

(1+1)(1+1)=4

22=4

4=4

The same rule would apply to 22 x 22 = 16, where the 22 becomes the addition of 2 and 2:

(2+2)(2+2)=16

44=16

16=16

So now we apply the rule to 3333:

3333=?

(3+3)(3+3)=?

66=36

?=36

Hence the answer will be 36.

Although we found a different (and more simple) answer, do you see it? If so leave us a comment telling us what you see. Please share this...

02:12

72 years ago today 26 young diggers were killed in the Australian Army's worst accident. Lest We Forget. "IndyWatch Feed National"

72 years ago today 26 young diggers were killed while training for war at Kapooka, New South Wales. Many thanks to the website exploroz.com for this copy of a statement made to the House of Representatives by the Minister for the Army after a Court of Enquiry into the explosion...

02:10

Study: Americans Dying From Preventable Causes At Shocking Rates "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Americans are dying at a shockingly high rate from preventable causes, found a first-of-its-kind global health study published late Thursday.

The new research demonstrates that despite the fact that the U.S. has the largest economy in the world, healthcare for many of its residents is woefully inadequate. The U.S. was tied with Estonia and Montenegro, far below other wealthy nations such as Norway, Canada, and Australia, in the studys ranking of 195 countries.

Americas ranking is an embarrassment, especially considering the U.S. spends more than $9,000 per person on health care annually, more than any other country, said Dr. Christopher Murray, senior author of the study and director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Anyone with a stake in the current healthcare debate, including elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels, should take a look at where the U.S. is falling short.

Progressives have long pointed out that the U.S. is one of the only wealthy nations not to provide some form of government-mandated healthcare, exacerbating inequality in healthcare outcomes.

The study published in the Lancet created a Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index, a summary measure based on 32 causes, that in the presence of high-quality healthcare, should not result in death, the researchers wrote.

Using deaths that could be avoided as a measure of the quality of a healt...

01:33

Yeah, nah, Trump isnt Hitler "IndyWatch Feed National"

I dislike it when people hyperventilate over politics and political leaders, particularly when theres an attempt to make a given politician seem better or worse than he or she is in reality.

For that reason, Ive become very wary of the constant breaking news about Trumps alleged Russian links, his vulnerability to impeachment, and his sacking of Comey.

The reason Im wary is because the hyperbole has become so ridiculous I feel as though Im losing my moorings, and with them my ability to assess coolly and clearly what is actually going on.

Maybe Trump has done enough wrong to be impeached. Maybe he hasnt. The point is I dont know, and because of the histrionics, Im no longer able to make a reasonable, measured assessment.

This hyperventilation has its origins going back to the moment when Trump threw his hat in the ring for the GOP nomination in constant comparisons of him to Hitler.

At first I paid attention to the people making this claim, as some were my friends and others were people I respected. However, I have come to the view that the Hitler comparisons are not only wrong but odious, and for that reason I wrote this piece for the Cato Institute.

I owe a debt of gratitude to Cato Unbounds Jason Kuznicki, who got me thinking about this issue, and who is quoted in the piece. Originally it was going to be for the Speccie, but then I discovered I needed another 500 words, which the Speccie didnt have to spare. Excerpt:

So why do people insist on comparing their opponents to Hitler? One suggestion Ive had is because it feels so satisfying. However, masturbation is also satisfying and weve managed to keep that out of the nations newspapers for the most part. Wheeling out the ultimate Big Bad is a Big Thing, a phenomenon deserving of closer examination.

To my mind, part of the problem is that political polarisation in liberal democracies means while we no longer agree on what is good and right, we do agree on what is bad or evil. Hitler is definitely bad and evil, ergo calling a political opponent a Nazi or comparing a politician to Hitler is a shorthand way of consigning him or her to a sort of moral outer darkness. Youd never apply the Hitler epithet to someone with whom you disagreed, but otherwise t...

01:31

Not Sure What They Are Doing- But They Are Getting on My Blog "IndyWatch Feed National"

This is a common occurance- and although it says it is me- it most certainly IS NOT..

00:58

Could This Popular Club Drug Be Used As A Vaccine For Depression? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Credit: BBC

After the Columbine shooting in 1999, high schools across America were reeling from the possibility of such a tragedy happening on their grounds after Columbine failed to recognize that the two students responsible for the shooting as dangers to others. One such high school in New Jersey, where Rebecca Brachman attended, asked students to write ways that they thought this occurrence could be prevented and most students pointed to gun control. Brachman, despite how stigmatized the subject was at the time, went much deeper and identified something more complex: mental illness.

Fast forward to today and it makes sense that Brachman is now a neuroscientist and her latest studies have revolved around how existing drugs can be used to treat mental illness, leading to a huge discovery that could change everything we know about treatment.

In a recent TED Talk last year, Brachman spoke to an audience about the studies that her and a team at Columbia University as well as people around the globe have been working on. She and many other researchers understand that drugs that are produced to treat other illnesses actually have the ability to work on other illnesses but that the scientists who created it are often so focused on its one purpose that they dont see the whole picture. Repurposing of drugs is actually how the first two antidepressant drugs were produced, which were originally meant to treat tuberculosis and allergies.

We are in the middle of an epidemic of mood disorders like depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Depression has actually now surpassed HIV/AIDS, malaria, diabetes and war for the leading cause of disability worldwide. And also, like tuberculosis in the 1950s, we dont know what causes it. Once its developed, its chronic, lasts a lifetime, and there are no known cures, said Brachman in her talk.

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00:41

Australia's Constitutional Crisis by Rodney Culleton "IndyWatch Feed National"

The corruption of the people in 'government' and in the Australian courts is astounding with reference to Australia's "Constitutional Crisis".

Even though this has been a topic of great discussion and "noise" by researchers, the corporate media has managed to keep a lid on it for quite some time.

The horse has bolted once Rodney Culleton's exposing documents have hit the parliament floor, where a 'natural' reaction of the "faceless people", is an action of hostile retaliation, which no doubt Rodney Culleton has seen.

Chief Justice Sir Harry Gibbs has commented on this where this was documented in the blog post: http://corpau.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/sir-harry-gibbs-chief-justice-of-high.html 

The document referred to in the link, although not visible, is available for download at:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21_coIgIYu2MGd3bzZUcTNvS0k

See Video on Australia's Constitutional Crisis by Rodney Culleton:


Australia, a corporate criminal's paradise.

00:31

TAS Armed Robbery "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:11 pm.

Police are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery at the Maypole BWS bottle shop at 191 New Town Road, New Town, on Friday 25 May.

Police are seeking public assistance to identify the two women depicted wearing hoodies who entered the bottle shop at approximately 9:50pm.

One of the women produced a knife and made threats to the shop attendant. No one was injured in the incident.

Police wish to speak to anyone who may know the identity of the two women.

Any information may be reported to Constable Paul BRITTEN at Hobart CIB or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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00:31

TAS House burglaries taskforce "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 27 August 2012 3:10 pm.

Tasmania Police are concerned about a number of house burglaries that have occurred in the Sandy Bay / Battery Point and Kingston areas in the past 2 months.

Detective Inspector Peter Powell of Hobart CIB said most of the burglaries are occurring in the period between 4pm and late afternoon, although there have been some incidents during the day, and overnight whilst residents have been home.

Many houses are entered by forcing open a window or sliding door. Of particular note is that the only property targeted has been cash. Other valuable items have been left untouched.

Police would like residents in the areas mentioned to pay particular attention to any suspicious activity, strange vehicles or people in the area. Any information would be greatly appreciated by police.

A Taskforce has been established in response to these concerns. Members of Kingston CIB will temporarily be working closely with Hobart Detectives under the direction of Inspector Powell to coordinate the police investigations in relation to these matters.

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00:30

TAS Ravenswood murder investigation "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 27 August 2012 11:55 am.

Officers from Launceston CIB are continuing their investigation into the double murder at Ravenswood on 15 August 2012.

A property at 4 Daphne Court, Rocherlea, has been identified as a place of interest as part of the murder investigation.

Since the evening of Friday 24 August, police have been undertaking a forensic examination of the property; this is expected to be completed by tomorrow.

The property was rented and the occupants were offered alternative accommodation while the examination is undertaken.

Anyone who has any information regarding this matter is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Launceston Criminal Investigation Branch on 63 36 3915.

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00:29

TAS Stolen Firearms recovered "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 27 August 2012 9:09 am.

As a result of a search conducted by Oatlands Uniform and members of Eastern District Criminal Investigation Branch four firearms have been located. Three have been confirmed stolen. They were:

  • sawn off .22 Golden Arrow rifle,
  • .222 BRNO bolt action rifle,
  • .300 Weatherby bolt action rifle.

The fourth firearm was a .22 rifle, the serial number has been removed. These firearms were located with a quantity of ammunition.

Also located in the search were the following confirmed stolen items of property;

  • over the counter medication
  • a quantity of fencing material.
  • caravan (worth about$20,000).

A thirty year old Claremont male has been interviewed in relation to the property. He is being proceeded against for firearms and dishonesty offences and he will attend court at a later date.

Enquiries are continuing in relation to further offenders and charges.

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00:29

TAS Home burglaries Old Beach area "IndyWatch Feed National"

Friday, 24 August 2012 10:05 am.

In the last seven days there has been a marked increase in the amount of home burglaries occurring in the Old Beach area. These burglaries have been committed during daylight hours and electrical items seem to have been targeted.

On some occasions the offenders have been known to knock on the front door to ascertain if there is anybody home, before gaining entry to the residence.

Police are asking for assistance from the public in reporting any suspicious persons or vehicles seen in the Old Beach area, particularly taking note of any persons knocking on doors without valid reason. Information can be reported to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or direct to the Bridgewater CIB on 62684103.

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00:16

Tit for tat in face off by Tweed Shire mayor and wealthy developer "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


Local government can be an interesting space on the NSW North Coast

Echo NetDaily, 9 May 2017:

Tweed shire mayor Katie Milne has been awarded $45,000 in damages plus costs after winning a defamation case against billionaire developer Bob Ell.

Mr Ell is involved in two massive developments in the Tweed Shire and his relationship with the council, and Cr Milne in particular, has not been smooth.

Ironically, Cr Milne brought her case as a result of comments Mr Ell made to a Murdoch newspaper, the Gold Coast Bulletin, after he won a defamation case against her.

In that case, Mr Ell was awarded $15,000 damages against Cr Milne but Justice Rothman ruled in the Supreme Court yesterday that was not a reason to minimise the damages awarded to her.

After Mr Ells case was ruled by Justice McCallum on March 7, 2014, Mr Ell was contacted by a reporter from the Gold Coast Bulletin on March 12, and made comments to the effect that Ms Milne is not a fit a proper person to be a councillor and the Gold Coast Bulletin reported that comment together with reporting that Mr Ell has stated that he hoped speculation that the payments would bankrupt her were true, so that she would not be able to retain her place as a councillor, the facts of the case revealed.

The newspaper ran the headline KATIE LOSES BILLIONAIRE BOB BATTLE I HOPE THIS SENDS HER BROKE P8 on its front page.

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00:15

Trumponomics and media in the United States of Dystopia "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


"President Trump spoke with @TheEconomist about Trumponomics and every answer is bananas
[Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan Justin Wolfers on Twitter, 11 May 2017]

Who thought that Anthony John Abbott when he was Australian prime minister was the most ill-intentioned, ignorant  and embarrassing leader of a nation to have ever existed to date in the developed world during the 21st century?


Well he now pales in comparison...

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23:11

TAS Response to protection enquiries "IndyWatch Feed National"

Friday, 24 August 2012 8:14 am.

Investigations into last weeks double murder at Ravenswood are continuing. It is inappropriate for members of Tasmania Police to comment on speculation or rumour regarding any current investigation.

It is Department of Police and Emergency Management policy not to comment on whether someone is or isnt under police protection, whether in this state or any other state. The policy is designed to protect the welfare of anyone in this program.

DONNA ADAMS ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER

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23:11

TAS Vehicle hit and run Ulverstone "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thursday, 23 August 2012 9:26 am.

Around 7pm on Monday 20 August 2012 Ulverstone police attended Jowett Street (off South Road) in West Ulverstone in regards to a motor vehicle accident.

Enquiries revealed that a parked Mitsubishi sedan was struck by another vehicle which did not remain at the scene. It is possible that this vehicle has significant damage to the front left hand side area.

Police are seeking assistance from the public in regard to this matter and any information can be forwarded via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Ulverstone Police Station on 64298606.

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23:10

TAS Police investigate lamb killings "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thursday, 23 August 2012 9:24 am.

Over the weekend 18-19 August 2012, approximately 50 lambs were found deceased on a property on York Plains Road, Midlands.

Autopsies have been conducted on a number of the lambs, and indications are that they have been deliberately killed.

Police are calling for assistance from members of the public in relation to this incident, any information can be passed anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to Detectives at Bridgewater CIB on 62684103.

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23:09

TAS Update Pedestrian Incident Tolosa St "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 3:20 pm.

A 45 year old Glenorchy woman remains in a critical but stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit of the Royal Hobart Hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Tolosa St, Glenorchy, on Monday evening.

The woman was struck by a maroon coloured 4WD ute which was travelling in a westerly direction on Tolosa Street.

The woman has head injuries and fractures.

Police have spoken to the driver of the ute and investigations into the incident are continuing.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the woman walking on Tolosa Street around 7.20pm on Monday evening, or anyone who saw the ute in the area.

Police ask anyone with information to call Accident Investigation Services at Bellerive on 6230 2332.

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23:09

TAS Pedestrian Incident Tolosa St "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 8:40 am.

A 45 year old woman from Glenorchy is in the Intensive Care Unit of the Royal Hobart Hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Tolosa Street, Glenorchy. The incident occurred at approximately 7.20pm on Monday 20th August 2012.

The woman was struck by a maroon coloured 4WD utility which was travelling in a westerly direction. At the time of the crash it was raining and visibility was poor.

The crash investigator, Senior Constable Ann EDGE, would like to hear from any member of the public who may have witnessed the crash or saw the pedestrian or vehicle immediately prior to the incident.

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22:26

Donald Trump and the White House leak more than Julian Assange and WikiLeaks "IndyWatch Feed National"

With the US still threatening Julian Assange and WikiLeaks his problems have not disappeared now that Sweden have dropped the rape investigation but it has changed the dynamics of the battle in a substantial way. A major focus should now turn to how the law and the courts were abused in a number of countries []

21:58

Medicare, the PBS and the NDIS denied to the incarcerated but a stroke of the pen can fix "IndyWatch Feed National"

In a just society human rights must remain inalienably universal but for 40,000 Australians this is not so, with Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme denied to them. Incarceration is a situational trauma that degenerates into a constancy of trauma with the majority of former inmates coming out []

21:00

Bobbie Houston of Hillsong: Im Bobbie Houston and Im Amazing. Bobbie is taking Hillsongs and the Australian Christian Churches views about women back to the Dark Ages. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Queen Bobbie

 

Ive been contacted by a high up Hillsong insider who believes that Hillsong has gone off the rails and wants to tell their story.

This article is the 22nd in a series of articles publishing the eye-witness testimonies of this Hillsong insider.

 

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20:27

New Book Exposes Israels attack on the USS Liberty Erasing The Liberty "IndyWatch Feed National"

There is nothing like an eye witness account. And as the author of this new book writes, This book is dedicated to my fallen shipmates and to all patriotic Americans who, when they read it, will come away shocked and dismayed as to how the U.S. government lied to the American people about the cold-blooded []

20:20

Australian Court Takes Child Off Mother After She Stops Vaccinations "IndyWatch Feed National"

An Australian mother has had her four-year-old son taken off her by the government after she stopped giving him vaccinations at age two because it was giving him seizures. Jacinda Walker received a Child Protection Order from [...]

20:13

TAS Teenager charged over serious assault "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 20 August 2012 2:14 pm.

A 15 year old male youth has appeared in the Launceston Magistrates court earlier today and has been remanded in custody following a serious assault at Mowbray on the evening of Sunday 19 August 2012.

The assault occurred at a private premises at about 6:30pm.

The 30 year old male victim was struck once to the head, causing him to fall to the ground and further strike his head on the ground. The victim has been treated at the Launceston General Hospital and transferred to Hobart.

Police would like to hear from any person who may have witnessed the incident to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or the Launceston Police Station.

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18:30

Sydney, Australia: Solidarity against repression in Copenhagen, Denmark "IndyWatch Feed National"

On May 17th police in Copenhagen raided 10 separate addresses arresting 25 people in all.

They are all facing heavy charges in relation to a riot in inner Copenhagen on March 1st 2017, on the ten-year anniversary of the eviction of Ungdomshuset, a long standing social centre within the far-left scene.

Four of the arrested have been remanded in prison. A number of solidarity noise demos have been called in response, outside the prison in Copenhagen.

On the other side of the world, in Sydney, some anarchists painted a mural in support of the arrested comrades.

No one hostage in the hands of the state.


18:11

Solidarity Video For The Arrested Comrades in #Copenhagen "IndyWatch Feed National"

Solidarity action in Sydney, Australia for the arrested comrades in Copenhagen.

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On May 17th police in Copenhagen raided 10 separate addresses arresting 25 people in all.

They are all facing heavy charges in relation to a riot in inner Copenhagen on March 1st 2017, on the ten-year anniversary of the eviction of Ungdomshuset, a long standing social centre within the far-left scene.

Four of the arrested have been remanded in prison. A number of solidarity noise demos have been called in response, outside the prison in Copenhagen.

On the...

16:30

New South Wales Green Groups challenge Deputy Premier John Barilaro on nuclear power "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Green groups shut down nuclear NSW talk http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/20/green-groups-shut-down-nuclear-nsw-talk

Green groups have ridiculed talk of nuclear power being placed back on the agenda by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro as a nutty idea.

Green groups have reacted swiftly to condemn an attempt by Deputy NSW Premier John Barilaro to place nuclear energy back on the agenda.

Mr Barilaro told the NSW Nationals Annual Conference in Broken Hill on Thursday nuclear energy could mean guaranteed power to millions, lower bills and next to no emissions in the face of a power crisis. He said energy costs were crushing businesses, farmers and families.

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW called on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to declare nuclear options werent on the table.

Renewables are by far the cheapest, cleanest and most sustainable way to meet our energy needs, chief executive Kate Smolski said in a statement.

She said nuclear power was dirty, dangerous and expensive and could leave a toxic legacy.

Ms Smolski challenged Mr Barilaro to explain which electorate would house a nuclear reactor, uranium processing plant and radioactive waste dumps.

The NSW Greens energy spokesperson...

16:27

New South Wales govt about to go all enthusiastic about nuclear power? "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Nuclear power on the agenda in NSW as Deputy Premier claims weve been led by fear and mistruths ABC News By state political reporter Lucy McNally, 19 May 17, New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro has put nuclear energy on the agenda, arguing it would help secure the states power supply in the future.

Mr Barilaro, the leader of the NSW Nationals, will address his partys annual conference in Broken Hill today, where he will make the case for a nuclear debate.

Im challenging my members to look for exciting solutions and think about the generations to come, he said.We live in a resource-rich nation, where energy should be our competitive advantage, but weve had the settings wrong, weve been led by political correctness and unfortunately by fear and mistruths.

Mr Barilaro said those mistruths had stifled debate

Look at France, they currently rely heavily on nuclear energy which they import from places next door like the Czech Republic and other European nations, Mr Barilaro said.

Yet they have made a commitment to build a plant in France. Places like the US and Korea have all decided to look at building nuclear plants... [ed note this is simply incorrect

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she was not convinced of the merits of nuclear power.

My view always is that science and safety have to stack up, on anything,...

16:10

TAS Police Car Rammed "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 20 August 2012 10:33 am.

At approximately 10pm on Friday, 17 August 2012, Launceston uniform police were tasked to attend an address (units) at New Street, Invermay. The incident related to a male person with a knife threatening people. As police drove into New Street, a small blue station wagon turned out of the units and drove directly at the police vehicle. The police officers took evasive action but the police vehicle received minor damage to the rear bumper. The other vehicle left the scene.

Just after this incident, police were approached by a male person brandishing a knife. This person was arrested after being subdued with OC spray. He was taken to the Launceston Police Station and charged and detained for Court.

It has been established that the blue station wagon had been stolen from and address at New Street. The vehicle was located several hours later by police abandoned in Newstead. Enquiries are continuing.

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16:10

TAS Murder Update "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 20 August 2012 10:04 am.

Police have interviewed a number of persons of interest in relation to the murders at Ravenswood on the 15th August 2012. At this stage no persons have been formally charged.

Forensic officers will complete their investigation at the address today and the investigation is continuing.

Police are still in the process of interviewing a number of persons including witnesses in regards to this incident.

Police at this stage would like to thank the public for their assistance so far in this matter.

Any person who has any information regarding this matter is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Launceston Criminal Investigation Branch on 63 36 3915.

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16:09

TAS Two men charged over spate of thefts "IndyWatch Feed National"

Friday, 17 August 2012 12:07 pm.

Detectives from Eastern Criminal Investigation Branch have charged two adult males over a spate of thefts from houses under construction on the Eastern Shore of Hobart over the last two months.

Investigations have led to the recovery of some of the stolen property.

The thefts occurred from nine houses that were under construction.

Members of the public who may have further information are asked to contact Eastern CIB on 6230 2318 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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16:08

TAS Charges over boat burglaries "IndyWatch Feed National"

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 3:35 pm.

Detectives from Bridgewater Criminal Investigation Branch have charged four youths over a spate of burglaries from boats in the Brighton and Pontville areas over the last week.

Information received from the public and ongoing investigations identified the youths, and led to some stolen property being recovered. Property alleged to have been stolen includes fishing rods, fuel containers, knives and tackle.

It may be the case that some of the burglaries have not yet been reported, and anyone in this area with boats at home, is encouraged to take stock of equipment and contact Bridgewater CIB to report any stolen items.

Members of the public are encouraged to be vigilant in removing and or properly securing loose items in their vessels.

Police are thankful to members of the public who have assisted to date, and encourage anyone with further information to contact Bridgewater CIB on 62684103 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 .

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16:08

Phil Pringle head pastor of C3 Church words of comfort from Sydney Australia to his spiritual son Kong Hee: Even though we are in prison, we will sing hymns "IndyWatch Feed National"

Kong Hee now in day 22 of his 3.5 year sentence. Its possible the original sentence of 8 years may be reinitiated after the new third Hearing.

 

 

 

 

False Prophet Phil Pringle- wants to sing hymns with Kong Hee in the clink. Singapore Authorities should arrest Phil Pringle at Changi Airport next time he visits and throw him in Changi Prison for publicly calling Singapore Courts and Authorities Agents of Satan

 

Phil Pringle blog extract of 13 October 2016: Even though we are in prison, we will sing hymns, when were persecuted we will rejoice

Phil Pringle:

Christianity has always been the great in spite of religion. Even though we are in prison, we will sing hymns, when were persecuted we will...

16:08

TAS Sudden death at Westbury "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 13 August 2012 12:44 pm.

Tasmania Police are attending a sudden death at Egmont Bridge, Westbury, about 10:30 this morning.

Police attended the bridge in response to a distressed call from a man at Egmont Bridge. When police arrived,they attempted to speak to the man,who was armed with a firearm.

The man used the firearm on himself and died at the scene. The Coroner is attending the scene.

As police were in attendance the mans death will be subject to a review by Tasmania Police Professional Standards.

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16:07

TAS House Fire Bridgewater at Youth Charged "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 13 August 2012 12:18 pm.

At approximately 8.00pm on Thursday 9 August 2012, Tasmania Police and the Tasmania Fire Service were notified of a house fire at 56 Scott Road, Bridgewater.

As a result of ongoing investigations carried out since the night of the fire, a 17 year old male from Brighton has today been interviewed by police, and will be dealt with through the Youth Justice Act.

The house, owned by Housing Tasmania, was valued at approximately $250,000 and was destroyed by the fire.

Police request that any member of the public with information in relation to fires contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or investigators at the Eastern District CIB on 6230 2318.

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16:06

TAS Stock stealing charges "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 13 August 2012 9:40 am.

Around 4pm on Tuesday 8 August 2012 some sheep and lambs escaped through some fencing and were on the side of Blessington Road, near St Leonards.

Two Launceston men driving past stopped and caught one of the lambs. One of the men killed the lamb by cutting its throat before putting it in their ute.

The property owner saw them and went to challenge them, but the vehicle drove off before he got the chance. The property owner did however record the registration number of the ute.

The matter was reported to Launceston Police and a search warrant was obtained for two addresses, based on the information provided by the land owner.

The search warrant was executed that night, but the lamb had been disposed of before police arrived. As a result, uniform police continued investigations and on Saturday 11 August 2012, interviewed and charged two men in relation to the incident.

Both men were charged with matters under the Criminal Code Act, 1924, namely:

Stealing, and; Killing an animal with intent to steal.

One of those charged was a 19 year old man and he was arrested and bailed to appear in court at a later date. The other offender, a 17 year old youth will be charged on summons.

Whilst the incidence of stock stealing in the north is at record lows Tasmania Police would like to encourage stock owners to continue to be vigilant and be on the lookout for any suspicious vehicles or activity.

The success of investigations such as this largely falls on the willingness of the public to become involved and report any suspicious activities. Any information can be passed on to police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, by phoning 131 444, or contacting a local officer or police station.

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16:00

The Weekend Quiz May 20-21, 2017 answers and discussion "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

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

Question 1:

The Australian Treasury like many official agencies equates the Non-Accelerating Inflation Rate of Unemployment (NAIRU) with full employment and uses this to calibrate their structural deficit estimates. Accordingly, the structural deficits will typically be:

(a) Biased downwards.

(b) Biased updwards.

(c) Difficult to assess because the Treasury forward estimates are subject to forecasting inaccuracy.

The answer is biased upwards, which indicates that, at any point in the business cycle, that the government fiscal stance is estimated to be more expansionary than it actually is.

The question also has one qualifying aspect to it the use of the word typically which means that in conventional practice the answer is as given but there are circumstances where the statement would not apply.

We are seeing the use of the term structural deficit more often in the public debate as the weak recovery ensues and the talk has turned to credible exit plans for fiscal policy.

The mainstream position that the government fiscal situation should be balanced or in surplus (and that the deficits being experienced at present will need to be paid for by offsetting surpluses then leads commentators to conclude that any estimated structural deficit is a problem. I will briefly come back to that at the end of the discussion here.

But what is a structural deficit? Well it is the component of the actual fiscal outcome that reflects the chosen (discretionary) fiscal stance of the government independent of cyclical factors.

The cyclical factors refer to the automatic stabilisers which operate in a counter-cyclical fashion. When economic growth is strong, tax revenue improves given it is typically tied to income generation in some way. Further, most governments provide transfer payment relief to workers (unemployment benefits) and this decreases during growth.

In times of economic decline, the automatic stabilisers work in the opposite direction and push the fiscal balance towards deficit, into deficit, or into a larger deficit. These automatic movements in aggregate demand play an important counter-cyclical attenuatin...

15:20

Sydney: Solidarity against repression in Copenhagen "IndyWatch Feed National"

On May 17th police in Copenhagen raided 10 separate addresses, including the autonomous social centre Bumzen, arresting 25 people in all.

They are all facing heavy charges in relation to a riot in inner Copenhagen on March 1st 2017, on the ten-year anniversary of the eviction of Ungdomshuset, a long standing social centre within the far-left scene.

Four of the arrested have been remanded in prison. A number of solidarity noise demos have been called in response, outside the prison in Copenhagen.

On the other side of the world, in Sydney, some anarchists painted a mural in support of the arrested comrades.

No one hostage in the hands of the state.

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15:19

Julian Assange, Sweden, and Continuing Battles "IndyWatch Feed National"

It had been, from the start, a cruel wait and see game.  Lacking logic and consistency, the Swedish effort to extradite Julian Assange from the United Kingdom, not for formal charges but the pretext of questioning him over sexual assault and rape, collapsed on Friday.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Marianne Ny and Chief Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren, in a press conference in Stockholm, were doing their best not to have Assange have the last, grizzly laugh.  Abandoning the investigation had been a logistical matter, as they had been unable to serve the Australian with allegations during an interview at the Ecuadorean embassy in November 2016.

It is worth pointing out that getting that interview had been a point of persistent refusal and stonewalling from the Swedish prosecutors office.  Communications had also been repeatedly made by the WikiLeaks legal team that they were open to a video interview from the start.

Nys text, relayed to the Stockholm District Court, claimed in drier language that it was no longer possible to continue the preliminary investigation pursuant to Chapter 23, Section 4, second paragraph, of the Code of Judicial Procedure.  Keeping in mind the facts and circumstances of the case, executing the decision to extradite him to Sweden is not expected to be possible in the foreseeable future.

When pressed about the issue of whether the US still had a thick and clumsy hand in matters, denial followed. At no point had figures in Washington applied pressure to the case.  But Isgren and Ny did claim that an email from a figure claiming to work for the FBI was received in March inquiring about Assange, though both claimed it insufficiently clear to draw any conclusions.

Indifferent to the inquiry, the prosecutors office simply referred the matter to information already available on the agencys website.  Showing the sort of care they have had to the entire process, the inquiring email was deleted.

Little wonder then, that Assange shot back, telling supporters and journalists that Sweden, and the European Union more broadly, had made indefinite detention a key policy.  There is no time limit that someone can be detained without charge.  That is not how we expect a civilised state to behave.

Professor Mads Andens, chair of the UN Working Group on arbitrary detention, claimed the collapse of the prosecution case a victory for the rule of law.  The warrant was contestable.  There were dissents in both the UK and Swedish supreme courts. Andens also noted that the UK Supreme Court had trouble with several aspects of the extradition request. As had the UN Workin...

14:47

The Equality Campaign Welcomes The AMAs Support for Marriage Equality "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Equality Campaign today welcomed the support of the Australian Medical Associations (AMA) who have publicly backed marriage equality and called on the Federal Government to deliver this reform.

"The AMA's support for marriage equality highlights the important health and well being benefits of treating all citizens equally and fairly, said, Alex Greenwhich, Co-Chair of Australian Marriage Equality."

"Doctors know from first hand experience the tragic consequences in medical emergencies that come from the lack of equal legal recognition of same-sex partners. We hope their support sends a strong message to our parliamentarians that delivering his reform can only be good for Australia, and continued delay is cruel and unnecessary."

It is great that the AMA has joined other leading national health organisations including Beyond Blue, Headspace and the Australian Media Students Association in supporting this straightforward reform, Mr Greenwich said.

Co-Chair of Australians for Equality (A4E) and Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, Anna Brown said, Unfortunately its all too common for service providers such as hospitals to ignore or misunderstand the law and deny same-sex partners recognition as next of kin or beneficiaries.

It is often at the worst of times that same-sex couples face problems being recognised as next of kin. In times of tragedy when families are dealing with sudden illness or injury, same-sex partners shouldnt face the indignity or embarrassment of proving their relationship to officials."

Marriage equality will ensure same-sex couples have the comfort and security of knowing their relationship is recognised in the eyes of the law, and removes any need to satisfy the evidentiary requirements of a de facto relationship."

Same-sex or gender diverse couples in de facto relationships, married overseas or registered with state based schemes face varying degrees of recognition and protection depending on what where they live or travel to. Reforming the Marriage Act would ensure the certainty of legal recognition would be available to all couples on an equal basis everywhere across the country."

LGBTI Australians should have the same opportunities for love, commitment and happiness as everyone else. We cannot stress enough that this reform is simply about extend...

14:29

TAS Deliberately lit house fire "IndyWatch Feed National"

Friday, 10 August 2012 10:38 am.

Approximately 8pm on Thursday 9th August 2012, Tasmania Police and Tasmania Fire Service were notified of a house fire at Scott Road, Bridgewater.

Police and Tasmania Fire Service attended the scene and closed a section of Scott Road for protection of the public. The house valued at approximately $250,000 was destroyed by fire. The residence is owned by Housing Tasmania and was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

An investigation revealed that the fire was deliberately lit and Tasmania Police request that any person who may have information in relation to this fire contact Bellerive CIB (03) 62302685 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Members of the public are reminded that Housing Tasmania offer a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to a conviction.

This arson is the second deliberate house fire in the area in the past three days. It is particularly concerning when Housing Tasmania properties are in high demand.

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14:28

TAS Murder investigation Launceston "IndyWatch Feed National"

Friday, 10 August 2012 10:21 am.

As a result of information supplied by a member of the public, about 9.45pm on Thursday the 9th of August 2012, police located a deceased 29 year old female in a room at the Leisure Inn Penny Royal Motel, Paterson St, Launceston.

A short time later, a 38 year male was arrested and has been detained.

The matter is being treated as a murder investigation and enquiries are continuing.

A post mortem to determine the cause of death is yet to be conducted.

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14:28

TAS Escapee Recaptured "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thursday, 9 August 2012 4:37 pm.

Escapee Damien Gordon DEEKS was today recaptured by members of Tasmania Police. DEEKS was located at a house in Claremont and was arrested without incident.

DEEKS will appear before the court on the 10 August 2012 in relation to the charge of Escape Lawful Custody.

Detectives are continuing their investigations regarding Mr Deeks activities whilst at large and persons who may have assisted him.

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14:18

Harvard scholarly paper analysing media reporting on Trump's 100 days in office confirms major outlets disconnect from reality "IndyWatch Feed National"

Click here to go to the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center on Media's analysis of reporting on President Trump's first 100 days in office. For me the data behind this chart tell the story of entitled, partisan media disconnected from the communities they purport to serve and captured by their...

14:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.0004 BTC
0.0010 BTC = 2.80 AUD
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13:44

TAS Motorcycle crash death "IndyWatch Feed National"

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 2:44 pm.

The motorcyclist involved in the collision on Brooke Street at East Devonport on the 15th May 2012 has succumbed to his injuries at died at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He died yesterday afternoon.

He was Troy Dale Lucas, 41 years of Club Drive, Shearwater.

Mr Lucas was travelling east on Brooke Street on his black Suzuki motorcycle when he collided with an on-coming Toyota Corolla hatchback.

Investigations into the matter are continuing and a report is being prepared for the Coroner.

Police in the Crash Investigation Section at Burnie Police Headquarters would like to speak with anyone who may have observed either of the vehicles in the area at the time of the collision.

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12:31

Tanya Plibersek's Free Kick Saturday - 4 networks send cameras, only 7 News sent a journalist to challenge her "IndyWatch Feed National"

4 cameras there to make sure Tanya's message makes it to the networks news tonight. Only one news director still thinks like a newsman and not a Public Relations operator. 7 News Sydney was the only network to send a journalist, the rest as well send her an invoice for...

09:21

Photographs of repairs on Bowraville side of Bellingen Road 15 May 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

The following photographs were taken about one kilometre from the top of Bellingen Road on the way down to wards Bowraville. It was 4pm and rather shady where the photos were taken

Thanks to Tony for driving me up there. Near the summit on the Spicketts Creek side there were signs of clearing on corners for later repair work. Near the top, the road was in better condition than reported on 5 May see http://bowbells.blogspot.com.au/2017_05_11_archive.html

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09:18

US universities place tampons in men's toilets - gender-equity for "men who menstruate" "IndyWatch Feed National"

This is not fake news - the story is published by The Chronicle of Higher Education in the US, a specialist publication for university faculty with 70 writers, editors and correspondents and 12.8 million page views per month, seen by just on two million unique readers. STUDENTS Tampons in Mens...

09:03

This Website Lets You Travel Around The World If You Agree To Take Care Of Other Peoples Pets "IndyWatch Feed National"

Imagine yourself getting to stay at the most amazing accommodations when travelling from French farmhouses to Australian beach villas all in exchange for looking after an adorable furbaby.  Full Article

09:00

Two Hour Panel Radio Show "IndyWatch Feed National"

THIS is why they want me dead

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08:52

The UK's Daily Mail verbals Malcolm Turnbull with a fact-check error a school kid should have picked up "IndyWatch Feed National"

The division of the UK's Daily Mail Group that publishes the Daily Mail newspaper is reported to have a staff of around 3,800 people. For a newspaper of its size it's made a howler of an error - and apparently no one has seen fit to correct it. Yesterday, Friday...

07:58

Boy Gives Dying Swan Mouth-To-Mouth And Brings Him Back To Life "IndyWatch Feed National"

He went above and beyond to help

A young swan found on the verge of death is alive and recovering today all thanks to a quick-thinking teenager whose actions saved his life.

Fifteen-year-old Joshy Martin lives in Melbourne, Australia, where his aunt Carla Penn runs the animal recovery and rehabilitation group, Warriors 4 Wildlife. This week, after someone called in to report a swan was caught in fishing line in a nearby lake, Joshy volunteered to join in the rescue effort.

Credit: Warriors 4 Wildlife

When they arrived, the situation seemed hopeless; the swan's "lifeless, cold and stiff body lay before us," the group wrote online. But movement in the bird's eyes indicated there was a chance he could be saved, so they raced him back to their clinic.

It was during the ride that Joshy went above and beyond to help a fellow being. He performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, coaxing the dying swan back to life.Thanks to Joshy's actions, the swan started to breathe on his own buying crucial time needed to get to the clinic.

There, oxygen and an IV drip were administered, and the bird's road to recovery began.

Credit: Warriors 4 Wildlife

Warriors 4 Wildlife reports that the swan is doing well, and with any luck, will be returned to the wild in the coming weeks. The story of his rescue, meanwhile, has inspired others to get involved in helping the swan recover.

Credit: Warriors 4 Wildlife

Australian Football League athlete Travis Cloke and his wife, Beccy, were among the first to make a donation to the swan's care. They recently paid a visit to Warriors 4 Wildlife to visit Joshy and the swan he saved, who's been named Clokey in their honor. 

To support Warriors 4 Wildlife, visit their website to make a donation.

07:47

Sweden Withdraws Arrest Warrant for Julian Assange "IndyWatch Feed National"

This article by Glenn Greenwald  (The Intercept 19 May 2017) brings the good news that Sweden has dropped its questionable investigation of Julian Assange, over sexual assault allegations. However, he still faces challenges before he can gain his freedom and leave the Ecuadoran embassy.

Swedish prosecutors announced this morning that they were terminating their 7-year-old sex crimes investigation into Julian Assange and withdrawing their August 20, 2010, arrest warrant for him. The chief prosecutor, Marianne Ny, said at a news conference this morning (pictured below) that investigators had reached no conclusion about his guilt or innocence, but instead were withdrawing the warrant because all prospects of pursuing the investigation under present circumstances are exhausted and it is therefore no longer proportionate to maintain the arrest of Julian Assange in his absence.

Almost five years ago in June 2012 the U.K. Supreme Court rejected Assanges last legal challenge to Swedens extradition request. Days later, Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and two weeks later formally received asylum from the government of Ecuador. He has been in that small embassy ever since, under threat of immediate arrest from British police if he were to leave. For years, British police expended enormous sums to maintain a 24-hour presence outside the embassy, and though they reduced their presence in 2015, continued to make clear that he would be immediately arrested if he tried to leave.

In February of last year, a UN human rights panel formally concluded that the British government was violating Assanges rights by arbitrarily detaining him, and it called for his release. But the U.K. government immediately rejected the UN finding and vowed to ignore it.

Ecuadors rationale for granting asylum to Assange has often been overlooked. Ecuadorian officials, along with Assanges supporters, have always insisted that they wanted the investigation in Sweden to proceed, and vowed that Assange would board the next plane to Stockholm if Sweden gave assurances that it would not extradite him to the U.S. to face charges relating to WikiLeakss publication of documents. It was Swedens refusal to issue such guarantees and Ecuadors fears that Assange would end up being persecuted by the U.S. that has been the basis for its asylum protections.

After years of refusing Assanges offers to interview him in the embassy, Swedish prosecutors...

07:15

Nurses say no to CSG in New South Wales "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed from New South Wales

Opposition to Coal Seam Gas (CSG)mining has become so widespread in Australia that it is arguably involving more people than any other issue.

Nurses from the Lismore Base Hospital branch of New South Wales and Midwives Association decided to put in a submission to to the Department of Planning and Environment, voicing their concerns, about the threat to health and objecting to the Santos Narrabri Coal Seam Gas Project and CSG mining across New South Wales.

As nurses and midwives we believe that an ecologically sustainable environment promotes health and well being. We are greatly concerned about the health of communities impacted by CSG, said Heather Ryan Dunn, midwife and Vice President of the Lismore Base branch of the NSWNMA. We also know that climate change is the biggest threat we are currently facing and that decisions made today will impact greatly on future generations.

The 20 page submission which includes references to CSG well accidents and risks to human health via contaminated water and air pollution, is one of approximately 12,000 already submitted in response to the EIS, a record breaking and resounding no from objectors to the project.

Ms Dunn says that nurses and midwives have a responsibility under their Code of Ethics to value an ecologically sustainable environment that promotes health and well being, and as such, are completely opposed to the proposal by Santos to drill and frack, 850 gas wells through the complex geology of the Great Artesian Basin which lies under 22 percent of Australia.

Nurses and midwives have stood proudly with fellow protectors at Bentley and in the Pilliga against CSG and will continue to do so, she said

In doing this, they joined community members from all walks of life in working together for a common purpose, contributing to a great movement that is making a difference.

The post Nurses say no to CSG in New South Wales appeared first on The Pen.

07:10

Please Help Lennox Head Locals Tell Office of Sport to Take a Run and Jump "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

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The sleepy Lennox Head surfing hamlet on the North Coast of NSW is waking up to an almighty fight against the State Government and Office of Sport.

The Office of Sport, last week, lodged a DA proposing the development of a 12-storey ski jump a development that dwarfs all local and regional buildings (2 storey building limit in Lennox Head and surrounds).

Their plan is to plonk the jump at the Lennox Head Sport and Rec Camp where it will loom out of an otherwise pristine coastline. The jump would be made available to a very small number of elite athletes a year.

Rejected twice by QLD State government in 2012 for a lack of quantifiable social and economic benefits to the surrounding communities, Lennox Head now faces a battle royale. The QLD Premier at the time of the rejection is quoted as saying:

I have no hesitation in cancelling this project, which was approved and progressed using some of the most financially unsound reasoning Ive seen.

With no credible business case to speak of and no tangible usage agreements, all this scheme would have achieved was to put a brand new pool off limits for actual swimmers.

According to what little information there is available, potential usage indicates that very few elite athletes would have used it for training purposes.

The DA has been submitted by the Office of Sport to the local Ballina Shire Council, who will not have the final say as to whether the Olympic ski jump will go ahead. The proposal will go to the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel for a final de...

07:02

OAN's Liz Wheeler on Trump and unequivocal evidence of corrupt dealings with Russia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Liz Wheeler is a very smart young woman. The evidence she's talking about - of corrupt dealings with Russia - is clear and unequivocal. The matter must be prosecuted - and I have every confidence it will be.

06:32

University Student Involvement Supports Australias Booming Blockchain Community "IndyWatch Feed National"

University Student Involvement Supports Australias Booming Blockchain Community

The blockchain industry is booming in Australia recently after the Australian Tax Office (ATO) announced changes to tax laws in the 20172018 budget summary by the Australian government, surrounding how digital currencies are treated in the country. In the few weeks since the announcement, active blockchain communities and events such as RegHack DownUnder have launched across the country, supported by universities and government regulators.

Australia has traditionally held strict tax laws when it comes to how they handle bitcoin and other digital currencies, defining bitcoin as a separate asset class to fiat currency and requiring that transactions involving digital currencies are taxed twice by the Australian Tax Office. The new budget summary removes any general sales tax made more than once in the supply chain using digital currency, in an attempt to make it easier for new innovative digital currency businesses to operate in Australia and to grow their nascent community into a global innovation hub.

The summary states, The Government is committed to establishing Australia as a leading global financial technology (FinTech) hub and is announcing a new package that aims to position our local fintech industry as a world leader.

This new regulatory environment has spurred growth in the community, from university campuses all the way up to the government regulators. Students have begun to launch clubs at universities across the country, and regulators and business executives have begun to take notice.

Were excited blockchain [technology] can finally move to our campus and Australia in a big way. Theres been a significant increase in interest from the community in the past few weeks, said Ryan Pousson, the regional head of the Blockchain Education Network (BEN) in Brisbane and the founder of the UQ Blockchain Club, in a statement to Bitcoin Magazine. This perspective was echoed by Jared Piper, a region head of the Blockchain Education Network in Melbourne.

Aaron Schwartz, the director of global engagement at BEN and partner at MLG Capital, told Bitcoin Magazine, Its super exciting to be part of a decentralized organization like BEN that is doing something unique with a swarm-style model. We are quickly spreading to countries all across the world with new chapters opening up across Australia, Colombia, Nigeria an...

05:35

Trevor Tree of Bellingen, North Coast, New South Wales, Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Trevor Tree with his wife Helen. Trevors funeral was held in Bellingen yesterday.

04:59

Lynore Geia: Indigenous voices are re-emerging. We are representing ourselves once again "IndyWatch Feed National"

Share this Post Just about everywhere I turn in Canberra I am reminded of how this city is a place of representations. From the mountains to the lake, from the numerous government buildings to the resistance camp at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, these are all representations of power and agency. Over the last few days I have walked on Ngunnawal ...

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03:32

Colin Barnett - combination of Labor Govt, certain businesses and certain media - conditions now right for WA Inc #2 "IndyWatch Feed National"

On Thursday this week former WA Premier Colin Barnett made a speech to the WA Parliament warning about WA Inc mark two. One month ago I wrote about Tony Fitzgerald whose eponymous 1987 enquiry into police and government figures in Queensland changed the culture of government and business. Tony Fitzgerald...

03:13

Australian farmer sentenced to 7 years for rape and slitting the throat of his coworker "IndyWatch Feed National"

A jealous farmer has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years, for tying up a worker and raping her, before driving his victim to a remote location and slitting her throat. The woman asked for his phone to listen to music as she died, then called triple zero. The incident occurred on a remote farm, where a woman's workplace almost became her grave. The woman was packing for a flight to see a former boyfriend when it began. Cairns Supreme Court heard John McDonald "couldn't handle that she was leaving."

03:03

Cannabis Saved Our Granddaughters Life, So We Donated $33 Million To Medical Cannabis Research "IndyWatch Feed National"

Would you be prepared to break the law to save your childs life? Thats just what happened to the Lambert family from Sydney Australia, who decided to give Katelyn, then  Full Article

02:21

University Student Involvement Supports Australias Booming Blockchain Community "IndyWatch Feed National"

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University Student Involvement Supports Australias Booming Blockchain Community

The blockchain industry is booming in Australia recently after the Australian Tax Office (ATO) announced changes to tax laws in the 20172018 budget summary by the Australian government, surrounding how digital currencies are treated in the country. In the few weeks since the announcement, active blockchain communities and events such as RegHack DownUnder have launched across the country, supported by universities and government regulators.

Australia has traditionally held strict tax laws when it comes to how they handle bitcoin and other digital currencies, defining bitcoin as a separate asset class to fiat currency and requiring that transactions involving digital currencies are taxed twice by the Australian Tax Office. The new budget summary removes any general sales tax made more than once in the supply chain using digital currency, in an attempt to make it easier for new innovative digital currency businesses to operate in Australia and to grow their nascent community into a global innovation hub.

The summary states, The Government is committed to establishing Australia as a leading global financial technology (FinTech) hub and is announcing a new package that aims to position our local fintech industry as a world leader.

This new regulatory environment has spurred growth in the community, from university campuses all the way up to the government regulators. Students have begun to launch clubs at universities across the country, and regulators and business executives have begun to take notice.

Were excited blockchain [technology] can finally move to our campus and Australia in a big way. Theres been a significant increase in interest from the community in the past few weeks, said Ryan Pousson, the regional head of the Blockchain Education Network (BEN) in Brisbane and the founder of the UQ Blockchain Club, in a statement to Bitcoin Magazine. This perspective was echoed by Jared Piper, a region head of the Blockchain Education Network in Melbourne.

Aaron Schwartz, the director of global engagement at BEN and partner at MLG Capital, told Bitcoin Magazine, Its super exciting to be part of a decentralized organization like BEN that is doing something unique with a swarm-style model. We are quickly spreading to countries all across the world with new chapters opening up across Australia, Colombia, Nigeria and Bangalore, just to name a few....

02:13

Good news from above: Unseasonably heavy rain hits Queensland, Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Unseasonably heavy rain is drenching Queensland, Australia this week, with some regions experiencing nearly four times their monthly average for the month of May in just one day. After a dry start to the year, this heavy and widespread rain is proving to be...... Read more

01:51

TAS Youths charged with Aggravated Armed Robbery "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thursday, 9 August 2012 11:25 am.

Shortly before 7pm on Wednesday 8th August, three youths have entered the Culloden Avenue Convenience Store in Lutana and created a disturbance, in the course of which one of the youths has stolen cash from the register.

The storekeeper has confronted the youths and been assaulted with a garden stake before the youths ran from the store.

As a result of investigations three youths, two aged 15 years and one aged 14 years, were interviewed and charged with Aggravated Armed Robbery.

These youths were detained for court and will appear in the Hobart Youth Court today Thursday 9 August 2012.

The storekeeper did not suffer serious injuries and did not require medical treatment.

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01:50

TAS Teenagers Charged "IndyWatch Feed National"

Wednesday, 8 August 2012 4:37 pm.

Detectives from Hobart CIB and uniform officers from Hobart Police Station have arrested several young people, most known to each other, for a series of crimes of destruction across Hobart city in the last week. These included graffiti damage of the war memorial at the Regatta Grounds at the weekend (see previous media release).

Most recently, a 15 year old teenage boy was charged by Detectives on Tuesday night, 7 August 2012, with 12 counts of unlawfully setting fire to property, 5 counts of destroying property, one count of unlawfully setting fire to vegetation and a final count of burglary of a business premises in Brisbane Street, Hobart.

The teenager is alleged to have set fire to council utilities, business premises across the Hobart CBD and vegetation on the Regatta Grounds over the course of a few days last weekend, said Detective Acting Inspector Craig Joel of Hobart CIB.

Serious fire and vandalism damage amounting to thousands of dollars was caused to 12 business premises in Argyle Street, Collins Street, Elizabeth Street and Murray Street, Hobart.

On most occasions, wheelie bins were set alight and pushed against inner city business facades, causing significant fire damage, Acting Inspector Joel said. Lighting and signage was also destroyed.

Resultant damage has caused concern and anxiety for business owners and other members of the community.

A damaged building is more than just an inconvenience or repair burden for the owners and operators. It can affect the business owners livelihood and threatens the safety of nearby inner city residents and attending emergency service workers, Acting Inspector Joel said.

Acting Inspector Joel said young offenders who commit serious and adult crimes may be referred to court like an adult. In this case, the 15 year old youth was remanded in custody at Ashley Youth Detention Centre.

A second 14 year old teenage boy has been proceeded against under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act with 12 counts of unlawfully setting fire to property, 4 counts of destroy property, 3 counts of burglary, and 2 counts of stealing.

Further arrests are expected to be made.

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01:47

Record deluges hit Australia's Queensland coast "IndyWatch Feed National"

Towns along Queensland's coastline have been hit with record deluges as forecasters warn of potential flash flooding across the state. Collinsville and Proserpine in the Whitsunday region both had their wettest May day on record, with respective downpours of 120mm and 111mm, the Bureau of Meteorology said on Friday afternoon. The drenching has seen areas around Townsville in north Queensland drenched by more than 100mm of rain over the 24 hours to Friday morning, while there were also steady falls further down the coast. The soaking even forced Townsville City Council to cancel Heritage Day, which was set to take place on Sunday, as well as warn residents to be on the look out for pot holes. Minor flood warnings were also put in place for the Ross River and Houghton River near Townsville and the Don River and Proserpine River near Bowen and Proserpine.

01:44

TAS Criminal Assault Charges "IndyWatch Feed National"

Wednesday, 8 August 2012 3:13 pm.

Three members of the same family from the small northern township of Lefroy have today been charged with criminal assault.

The charges are the culmination of an investigation conducted by George Town Police into a violent incident that occurred at a licensed premises in George Town on Wednesday 1 August 2012.

During the incident several people received injuries including deep bruising and lacerations. Two of the men, aged 44 and 22, were granted bail by police, whilst the third man, aged 20, has been detained to appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court later today.

The incident was particularly disturbing as it occurred in a public place and involved a large number of people who seemed to have little regard for the safety of other patrons, said Inspector King.

Police will allege that the male offenders attacked two other men by kicking and punching them to the head.

Members of the public who may have seen the incident are encouraged to contact George Town Police on 63824040 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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01:43

TAS Man dies after workplace accident "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tuesday, 7 August 2012 4:18 pm.

At about midday today, Tuesday 7 August 2012, the 20 year old injured worker from yesterdays workplace accident at Devonports Homemaker Centre, Leigh Anthony REANEY, died in the Royal Hobart Hospital as a result of his injuries.

Workplace Standards and Devonport Police will continue to investigate the incident and prepare a report for the Coroner.

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01:28

TAS Suspected links between Armed Robbery and ATM theft "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 6 August 2012 4:30 pm.

INCIDENT 1:

At approximately 1.20pm Tuesday 12 June 2012, in the rear car park of the Beltana Hotel, Lindisfarne, a male offender has left the green 1995 Nissan Pulsar. He has threatened a Cash in transit officer of a security firm with a firearm and then has removed the cash bag from this officer. This officer was transiting the cash from the Beltana Hotel to another premises. No person was injured during the incident.

The offender has then returned to the vehicle where a second person has driven the vehicle from the car park. The Nissan Pulsar (EK0689)was located a short time later on Natone Street, Lindisfarne. This vehicle had been stolen from Maple Avenue, Moonah at 745pm on Monday the 11 June 2012.

The offender who took the money was wearing a black balaclava and light blue disposable overalls. The firearm appeared to have been shortened. He is described as being male, 20 to 30 years of age and 59 tall. The vehicle was later recovered at Natone Street, Lindisfarne [near the Rivers edge].

INCIDENT 2:

On Tuesday the 10 of April 2012 at 0115 hours four offenders have gained entry to the Sorrell Shopping Centre using a stolen Ford Courier Dual Cab Utility, registration number FA9091. They removed a bollard blocking the entrance to the shopping complex and forced open the automated doors. They have then removed the ATM.

The vehicle had been stolen from Norma Street, Howrah earlier that night.

The ATM was later recovered in the Sorell region.

LINKAGE OF THE TWO INCIDENTS:

There are three points the investigators would like covered in the media:

  • Investigators believe that a lot of time and planning went into the commission of both crimes in the weeks leading up to the events.
  • Police would like to talk to anyone who may have seen a silver Nissan Pulsar registration DQ8698 in the car park of the Beltana in the weeks leading up to the robbery.
  • Investigators believe that a number of people have benefitted directly from the armed robbery. These people need to be aware that even though they may not have been involved in committing the robbery they may still be subject to prosecution.

As a result of investigations and enquiries conducted thus far investigators strongly believe that the offenders involved in the Beltana armed robbery also had some involvement in the stealing of the ATM from the Sorell Shopping Centre in April 2012.

A white 1996 Ford Courier ute was utilised during this ATM stealing and investigators would like to hear from anyone that maybe able to provide information into the whereabout...

01:28

TAS Tasmania Zoo animals killed "IndyWatch Feed National"

Friday, 3 August 2012 1:38 pm.

Overnight on Thursday the 3/8/12 unknown persons have entered the Tasmania Zoo complex located on Eccelstone Road, Riverside and opened a number of bird enclosures. About a dozen birds were found to have been killed including two King Parrots. A number of animals escaped their enclosures with most being recaptured.

Two Stihl Chainsaws were also stolen from the complex.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Launceston Police on 63 363 915 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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01:00

TAS Charges arising from fatal crash "IndyWatch Feed National"

Friday, 3 August 2012 10:36 am.

A 49 year old female from East Devonport will be summoned to attend court to answer a number of charges arising from a fatal head on collision which occurred on 15 May 2012.

The collision claimed the life of Troy Dale LUCAS when the motor cycle he was riding collided with an on coming Toyota Corolla being driven by the female on Brooke Street at East Devonport.

Charges stemming from the collision are negligent driving causing death; drive without due care and attention and failing to keep left.

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01:00

TAS Man charged with stealing Morphine "IndyWatch Feed National"

Friday, 3 August 2012 10:22 am.

As a result of an investigation by Detectives from Northern Drug Investigation Services in conjunction with Ambulance Tasmania, a 48 year old man from Northern Tasmania has been charged with stealing a quantity of Morphine.

The man at the time was an employee of the Ambulance Tasmania and was performing duties as a paramedic.

He was arrested and charged on the 25th of July and has been bailed to appear on the 26th of September 2012 in the Launceston Court of Petty Sessions.

The investigation is continuing.

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00:59

TAS Arson and burglary charges "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 9:38 am.

Detectives from Western Criminal Investigation Branch continued their investigation into the burglary and arson at the Top of the Town Hotel that occurred in the early hours of Saturday 28 July 2012.

On Monday 30 July 2012 three males from Burnie were arrested in relation to the matter.

Two of the males, aged 19 years and 18 years, were charged with burglary and arson while a 17 year old youth was charged with burglary.

The 19 year old male appeared in an out of hours court sitting at the Burnie Magistrates Court and was remanded in custody to appear via video link on Tuesday 31 July 2012. The other two males were bailed to appear at a later date.

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00:32

TAS Wounding "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 8:58 am.

About 9.50pm on Monday the 30th of July 2012, a 22 year old male was located outside a residence in Tompsons Lane, Newnham with a knife wound to the back.

He was conveyed to the Launceston General Hospital and later transferred to the Royal Hobart Hospital in a serious condition where he is undergoing emergency surgery.

Police attended and as a result of investigations a 20 year old male has been charged with Wounding. He has been detained, to appear in Launceston Court of Petty Sessions, later today.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Launceston CIB 6336 3911 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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00:32

TAS Assault and Stealing Charges at Bridgewater "IndyWatch Feed National"

Friday, 27 July 2012 8:57 am.

Detectives from Eastern District Criminal Investigation Branch have charged a 35 year old Lutana man in relation to an incident on Boyer Rd, Bridgewater on 5 July 2012.

It will be alleged that during this incident a female had to jump from a moving car and had a number of items stolen.

The male was interviewed on 26 July 2012, charged and will appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court at a later date.

Investigators are still interested to hear from any members of the public who may have knowledge of:

  • A light grey Nissan Pulsar hatch registration FH1090, which may have been seen in the Bridgewater area on 5 July 2012.

Information can be provided to investigators by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 noting a reward can be paid and can be anonymous or directly to the Eastern District Criminal Investigation Branch on 6230 2318.

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00:15

Quotes of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"



Director of Public Prosecution, Ms Marianne Ny, has today decided to discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape (lesser degree) by Julian Assange. [Swedish Prosecution Authority, media release, concerning the seven year investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, 19 May 2017]  

This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history! [U.S. President  Donald  J. Trump tweeting on 18 May 2017 after discovering that the official FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 216 presidential election had been widened]

If you can pay rent, buy food for a week, pay for phone etc and buy drugs on $267.80 a week, you should be made treasurer. [@mrumens, commenting on Turnbull Government plan to drug test unemployment benefit recipients, 11 May 2016]

This is a government of poor data ethics. Hand-waving at risks associated with sloppy data-architecture. Self-congratulatory culture of applause over a mediocre to disastrous experience of digital governance. Vindictive and retributory exploitation and commodification of citizen data. The Australian government isnt a fit and proper data custodian.  [Internet activist and journalist Asher Wolf writing at medium.com on 9 May 2017]

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00:08

Times Square Driver US Navy Vet who "heard voices" "IndyWatch Feed National"

Though the accused has two previous arrests for DWI?
I've been staying away from these incidents, however, drivers plowing over pedestrians is getting to be quite the repetitive occurrence- Just an observation.  
Germany, France, Australia. Off the top of my head that's all I can recall, refresh my memory if there has been more? Toronto looks to be ripe for the picking..

The driver is ex military. 
PTSD? Drunk Driving? Something else entirely? I don't know? 
The thought of these self driving/ self parking, easily commandeered cars just keeps rolling over in my mind

Link- Car hacking is not the future, sorry to say, it's present day.

But what the pair discovered is that if the attackers message is sent first, with the correct counter, then the real message gets ignored. And if the next message is one further incremented, then the system never fully goes into lockdown, allowing the attacker to control the car: they can turn the steering wheel, hit the gas or slam on the brakes at any speed.
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A man steered his car onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks Thursday, killing a teenager, then emerged from his wrecked vehicle wild-eyed and waving his arms before he was subdued by police and bystanders. The carnage raised immediate fears of a terrorist attack, but investigators quickly turned their focus to the sobriety and mental health of the driver, identified as Bronx resident Richard Rojas. The driver, a 26-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, told officers he was hearing voices and expected to die, according to two law enforcement officials. Rojas enlisted in the Navy in 2011 and was an electricians mate fireman apprentice. In 2012 he served aboard the U.S.S. Carney, a destroyer. He...

00:00

Mary Rodwell: The New Human, Awakening to Our Cosmic Heritage "IndyWatch Feed National"

Mary Rodwell: The New Human, Awakening to Our Cosmic Heritage

Mary Rodwell with discuss Australian close encounters, her work with experiencers and more.

She will discuss her book: The New Human, Awakening to Our Cosmic Heritage: This book is not only about the Ufological Phenomenon but has far broader mandate. The witness testimonies suggest there are complex, multilayered, numerous, orchestrated programs and strategies to instigate and trigger an evolutionary shift in human consciousness through a collaboration of numerous non human intelligences. Witness Testimony suggests some programs are meant to activate dormant DNA and for us to access our full multidimensional potential and realise our true Cosmic heritage.

Mary RODWELL RN is the Founder and Principal of Australian Close Encounter Resource Network. (ACERN). Born in the United Kingdom (UK) and eventually migrating to Western Australia in 1991, she currently resides in Queensland. Mary is a former nurse, midwife, and health educator and was employed as a professional counsellor for the National Health Service UK and Australian counselling agencies, Silver Chain and Centrecare. Since 1994 Mary has worked in priva...

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23:36

Sweden Drops Charges Against Julian Assange "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Lizzie Dearden for the Independent. Sweden has dropped its investigation against Julian Assange but the WikiLeaks founder could still be arrested by British police. The country's director of public prosecutions, Marianne Ny, said the preliminary rape and sexual assault probe has been discontinued. Sweden has dropped its investigation against Julian Assange but the WikiLeaks founder could still be arrested by British police. The country's director of public prosecutions, Marianne Ny, said the preliminary rape and sexual assault probe has been discontinued. In a court document seen by Reuters, she said there were no further avenues to pursue to take the investigation forward. Mr Assange reacted to the news by tweeting a photo of himself smiling inside the Ecuadorian Embassy where he has been living for almost five years. https://t.co/dDvB1Vekhg Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) May 19, 2017 The European arrest warrant issued for Mr Assange is being revoked, sparking speculation he would be leaving the London embassy. But the Metropolitan Police swiftly confirmed it would still arrest the Australian over skipping bail when he sought asylum. Westminster Magistrates' Court issued a warrant for the arrest of Julian Assange following him failing to surrender to the court on the 29 June 2012, a statement said. The Metropolitan Police Service is obliged to execute that warrant should he leave the Embassy. A spokesperson for WikiLeaks claimed the British government "refuses to confirm or deny" whether it has received a US extradition request, adding: "Focus now moves to UK."

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