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Tuesday, 18 December

00:16

Morrison's election campaign battle plan 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


Apparently Australia's interim prime minister, Liberal MP for Cook Scott Morrison has a prepared 'battle' plan for the May 2019.

* Ministers need to portray gravitas and confidence.

*Don't let backbench MPs open their mouths without a central office minder. 

*Give prepared statements and don't answer journalists questions about said statements.

*Freeze out mainstream news outlets other than News Corp, Sky News, 2GB Radio and its Macquarie Media stablemates.

* Stay on message and repeat, repeat, repeat - Liberal Good, Labor Bad!

* Praise Supreme Leader Scott Morrison.

The Plan...........


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00:15

Scott Morrison's secretive new public sector corruption division with no teeth - not even a set of badly fitting dentures "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


Alan Moir Cartoon

A federal statutory body, the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) has been in existence since December 2006 and is headed by the Integrity Commissioner. The current Integrity Commissioner is Michael Griffin AM.

There is also a Parliamentary Joint Committee on the ACLEI.

The Morrison plan for a new Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC) intends to retain the ACLEI as one of two divisions within the CIC and expand the number of government agencies within this first divisions jurisdiction from twelve (12) to sixteen (16) otherwise it is business as usual for the multi-agency ACLEI.

At the same time the Morrison Government intends the over-arching CIC to have a second division the Public Sector Division - without the full powers of statutory anti-corruption commissions.
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Monday, 17 December

21:39

Belgium: Thousands try to storm UN to protest migration pact "IndyWatch Feed National"

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel's stubborn endorsement of the UN Global Migration Pact has brought his government to its knees and caused massive demonstrations against the Pact in Belgium. Charles Michel now governs with a minority, because the center-right Flemish N-VA has walked out over the PM's move to have Belgium support a UN migration pact. The Prime Minister is now trying to govern with assorted and reshuffled Liberals and Christian Democrats. The upcoming Migration Pact has divided international alliances: Austria, Hungary, the US, Israel, Australia and several other states rejecting the accord. [1]Belgium's migration minister, Theo Francken, commented on Thursday, "It's way too pro-migration. It doesn't have the nuance that it needs to have to also comfort European citizens." He said that, although it was not legally binding, it was also not without legal risks. He said that wide interpretation of human rights laws in EU courts were "tying the hands of migration policy-makers." [2]

The Belgian government has split apart after Prime Minister Charles Michel ignored the objections of his ruling coalitions biggest party and insisted he would sign the UN migration pact.

The Flemish nationalist New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) party quit the government following crisis talks over the weekend, prompting Michel to announce he would travel to Marrakesh to sign the controversial compact representing a minority government.

Stepping down as interior minister on Sunday, the N-VAs Jan Jambon told local media I think that, formally speaking, we are stepping down. We said that if the coalition goes to Marrakesh, it will be without us.

The patriotic party had previously produced a list of 30 objections to signing the so-called Global Compact on Safe and Orderly Migration including a lack of differentiation between illegal and legal flows, and questions over whether the agreement, which declares mass immigration to be inevitable, desirable and necessary, could have a chilling effect on objective journalism.

Vice Prime Minister Alexander De Croo rebuffed the N-VA for branding the parties set to sign Belgium up to the UN document as a Marrakesh coalition, asserting that ministers will continue to have firm but humane migration policies because no one in this government want....

21:26

The Portal: Cobra's Update -- Yellow Vests and the Vortex of Paris "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Portal

The Intelligence Hub for the Victory of Light

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Yellow Vests and the Vortex of Paris

On November 10th, 1793, there was an activation of Goddess of Reason and Liberty in the Notre Dame church in Paris:

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/monkeymind/2017/11/goddess-reason-enthroned.html



That church was the location of the temple of Isis in Roman times:

https://gnosticwarrior.com/the-parisii-of-isis.html

Where initiates into the Goddess mysteries still meet today:

http://secretebase.free.fr/complots/edifices/paris/paris.htm

Exactly 225 years after the activation of Goddess of Reason, certain Goddess priestesses of the Resistance Movement came to the surface in Paris and did a special planetary kundalini activation.

The activation was taking place from November 8th to November 11th, 2018, during the meeting of the world leaders in Paris. The second basement DOES exist, although the waitress denied it.

This activation served as a trigger for planetary kundalini awakening where people will finally rise up against the oppression of the Dark forces.

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21:15

Hotels and apartments for illegal boat people medical treatment cost $1.4BN "IndyWatch Feed National"

This comes courtesy of the Daily Mail - the photos from Christmas Island came to us from Shaz of CI and were first published here on this website. I can think of at least one Australian war veteran who lives overseas but has to return for medical treatment who will...

20:51

Support for our website "IndyWatch Feed National"

As we move towards the end of 2018 - the 7th year I've been at this - I need your help to keep going more than ever. I wouldn't do it if I didn't think is was worthwhile. I wouldn't do it if I thought someone else would. And I...

20:37

Our post on CFMEU Hanna at the TURC - includes covert audio recording. "IndyWatch Feed National"

TURC hearing into CFMEU officials and their apparent destruction of evidence subject to TURC's Notices to Produce Monday, 21 September 2015 AT 2PM the Commission commenced its hearing, former National President of the CFMEU Dave Hanna in the witness box. Ms McNaughton opened by having Mr Hanna confirm the names...

20:33

20:15

CFMEU's Hanna guilty of destroying tonnes of evidentiary documents - walks free on bond "IndyWatch Feed National"

Unbelievable. Covered up the video cameras. Destroyed tonnes of documents as they were being called by the Royal Commission. Fought the charges, didn't cooperate, plea of not guilty. And walks free on a bond. An ex-union boss has avoided jail after being found guilty of dumping and burning tonnes of...

19:23

Geoffrey Rush and #MeToo, Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Why Yael Stone is terrified to talk about Geoffrey Rush.

By Bari Weiss

Ms. Weiss is a writer and editor for the Opinion section.

Yael Stone is scared.

We are in New York City, at a ramen place near her apartment in Astoria, Queens, and Ms. Stone, who stars in Orange Is the New Black, has barely touched her soup. She tells me she hasnt been sleeping for the better part of a year.

Its not just her 6-month-old baby whos keeping her up, but her decision to come forward for the first time and speak to me about her experiences with Geoffrey Rush, one of the most powerful actors in her native Australia.

Image result for Geoffrey Rush, pictures

Geoffrey Rush

Most women who go public with #MeToo stories are fearful for obvious reasons. There is the pain of reliving traumatic experiences. There is the rage of not being believed. And there is sometimes the discomfort of admitting, as Ms. Stone readily does, that she didnt say no and at times even encouraged some of his behavior. She did so, she says, out of fear of offending a mentor and friend.

But Ms. Stone isnt just afraid of the emotional consequences of talking about her allegations against Mr. Rush, her onetime hero, including that he danced naked in front of her in their dressing room, used a mirror to watch her while she showered and sent her occasionally erotic text messages while she was 25 years old and starring opposite Mr. Rush, then 59, on stage in The Diary of a Madman in 2010 and 2011.

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19:04

Talking to Poland on aid, disaster capitalism and giving with purpose "IndyWatch Feed National"

I was recently interviewed by Polands biggest media organisation about my work around disaster capitalism (both the book and film). The conversation covered Afghanistan, Haiti, aid, US foreign policy, Trump and what journalism should be (hint: challenging those in power).

It was great to engage with an audience that in the West is increasingly viewed as conservative and intolerant. The Polish journalist told me that this view is inaccurate and public opinion is far more diverse on matters of immigration and refugees.

Heres the story (readers will have to use Google Translate): polishinterviewdisastercapitalism

19:00

Early Scottish immigrants . . . the joke is on me! "IndyWatch Feed National"

Early Scottish immigrants . . . the joke is on me!


All this powerfully supports our primary contention that the Bronze Age sea route in the Atlantic took the Gulf Stream from the latitude of Bimini/Georgia to the Latitude of the Isle of Lewis. Thus the populations of northern Ireland and Western Scotland in particular has to intermingle with populations in the SE USA.

The Atlantean fleet sailed every year for well over a thousand years at the height of the Bronze Age and the circle route sustained traffic after 1159 BC right past the Roman era into the Northern Iron Age in Europe.  Plenty of folks made that trip and it is reasonable to understand the populating of Eastern North America and plausibly into Mexico and the Andes in pursuit of metal as well as driven by this copper trade feeding Europe and the Mediterranean.  

Thus we have DNA identifiers of Northern Europe and the Levant but nothing unique to Eastern North America.   It is thus highly plausible that this human traffic has always been the big picture.

The actual transit before 1159 BC was close and obvious as well.  Even today it is a summer time trip westward in a large row boat as has been done.  Then you had Lyonese to get you half way there and the Azores as well and the Bahama Bank all above water.  These all were on the circle route as well.

Thus traffic starting over ten thousand years ago is completely reasonable and even likely as it was easy enough in the summer time.  The same held true for Australia and other supposed sea barriers.
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18:42

Cash being demonised for greater control of the serfs in the colony called Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Governments and corporations are now demonising cash, under whatever pretext the corporations think of this month, in order to gain full access to the tax slaves movements, which then can be used to control their lives.

Apparently now, if you save money for a 'rainy day' (plenty of those in Melbourne), then you're branded with a negative connotation that being of a hoarder.

Many humans from the herd population love the (digital) slavery they're in, i.e. being a 'product' that gives data way to corporations for very little reward, like $2 for every 50 litres of fuel purchased, for surrendering their docket, which contains the purchaser's history within that docket.

The forcing of people to go cashless is not for the benefit to those people, but rather government and corporations, although there are many arguments put forward, where convenience is pushed as the main selling point.

Forget about the farcical excuse of security.

Going cashless gives rise to more credit card fraud as mentioned in mainstream media news articles;

You are demonised for hoarding cash, where you are told that it's fine being in the bank, but 'fine' for who?

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18:19

In which BBC Radio 4 re-divides Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed National"

Listeners to BBC Radio 4s Today programme on December 15th heard the following (from 05:06 here) in a news bulletin presented by Alan Smith. [emphasis in italics in the original, emphasis in bold added]

Smith: Australia says it now recognises West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel but it wont be moving its embassy from Tel Aviv at this stage. The prime minister Scott Morrison has also acknowledged the aspirations of Palestinians for a future state with its capital in East Jerusalem. The divided city, where the Israeli parliament is located, is not internationally recognised as the countrys capital. Phil Mercer reports from Sydney.

Apparently BBC Radio 4 along with the BBCs correspondent in Sydney is so used to using the politically partisan term East Jerusalem that it has forgotten that although Jerusalem was indeed divided during the nineteen-year period of the unrecognised Jordanian occupation that began in 1948, it was ...

18:03

Scientist Accidentally Discovers How to Make Coral Grow 40x Faster "IndyWatch Feed National"

The news would have its readers believe that were in the end times that climate change has reached the point of no return and the world is on the brink of nuclear wear. Unfortunately the hopeful and inspiring stories tend to pass by far too quickly, but if you look for them, theyre always there. Some are the result of years worth of work, research and investments, while others come about simply by accident.

Take the Great Barrier Reef, for instance. Coral reefs account for a measly 1% of the entire ocean on planet Earth. Despite the miniscule amount of surface area they cover, coral reefs provide food and shelter to one quarter of all marine life. Reefs also support marine life that ends up in the human food chain, feeding a whopping one billion of us.

Thanks to a little thing called bleaching, about two thirds of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia has been killed off due to a rise in temperature, thought to have been brought on by global warming. The statistics are alarming.

Thankfully, and completely by accident, Dr. David Vaughan from the Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida, may have found a way to reverse that devastating loss.

Coral ordinarily takes 25 to 75 years to reach sexual maturity, meaning it can take up to six years to plant 600 coral. This fact alone is one reason the bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef is so alarming. But thanks to Dr. Vaughan, we may be able to help coral grow forty times faster!

The Good News Network describes Dr. Vaughans accidental discovery:

He had been trying to remove a coral from the bottom of a tank when it broke into a dozen pieces. To his shock, all of the pieces regrew to the same size in just three short weeks, as opposed to the three years it had taken to grow the original coral.

The process of fragmenting coral to encourage regrowth is nothing new. In fact, the pro...

17:35

Support for conservative investigative journalism "IndyWatch Feed National"

This month the ACCC released a long-overdue report into the way Facebook and Google have changed the media in Australia and the world. Here are a few quotes: ...the impact of digital platforms (ie Facebook and Google) on the supply of news and journalism is particularly significant. News and journalism...

16:29

Solar farms getting smaller, cheaper and smarter to overcome grid hurdles RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Kanowna solar farm near Moree believed to be first to use both DC optimisers and centralised DC-coupled inverters to cater for battery storage and get around network connection hurdles. The post Solar farms getting smaller, cheaper and smarter to overcome grid hurdles appeared first on RenewEconomy.

via Solar farms getting smaller, cheaper and smarter to overcome grid hurdles RenewEconomy

16:21

Measures of cultural distance "IndyWatch Feed National"

A new paper with many authors  most prominently Joseph Henrich tries to measure the cultural gaps between different countries.  I am reproducing a few of their results (see pp.36-37 for more), noting that higher numbers represent higher gaps:

Distance from the U.S.

Algeria: 0.15

Australia: 0.03

Brazil: 0.07

Canada: 0.02

China: 0.17

Ecuador: 0.12

Egypt: 0.24

Ethiopia: 0.14

Georgia [the country]: 0.15

Hong Kong: 0.09

Indonesia: 0.19

Japan: 0.11

Malaysia: 0.12

Nigeria: 0.15

Switzerland: 0.06

Egypt is the most distant, then Yemen, with Canada as the closest.

As for cultural distance from China, we have:

Great Britain: 0.20

Hong Kong: 0.09

Japan: 0.14

Russia: 0.09 (not *so* far away)

Taiwan: 0.10

Vietnam: 0.06

Overall the numbers show much greater cultural distance of other nations from China than from the United States, a significant and under-discussed problem for China.  For instance, the United States is about as culturally close to Hong Kong as China is.

 

The post Measures of cultural distance appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

16:08

What I Learned From My Shower Sex Injury "IndyWatch Feed National"

In hindsight, there were probably smarter places I could have travelled to escape my addictive personality than Eastern Europe. Especially when a recovering junkie can get given a script no questions asked for morphine.

I could see the sun beginning to rise on the horizon of the abandoned Templehof Airport in Berlin from the window of our Airbnb. It was a nice change from the dirty backpackers I had been staying in for weeks, which reeked of desperation and Lynx Africa.

I had just polished off my second bottle of cheap Merlot, and was having a shower with a male acquaintance I had picked up at my hostel two nights prior. The bathroom was thick with steam hovering above the polished tiles.

As we soon discovered, shower sex is not as comfortable or convenient as it appears in porn; we were both struggling to find a position without a plug or a tap poking into one of our backs.

I had the great idea to pop a leg out of the shower to give myself more wriggle room, only to glide along the wet floor and smack my foot into the glass screen. Feeling a shrapnel-like pain ricocheting through my leg, I looked down to realise that while two toes remained in place, three were dislocated and hanging sideways like limp biscuits.

In a state of shock and thankfully numbness from the amount of red wine I had consumed I let out a loud, Fuuuuuuuuck! and decided to Skype my mother for some free medical advice.

Youre going to have to crack them back in, and then go to the hospital, she said with panic in her voice.

My friends, both supportive and utterly disgusted, rolled me a joint for the pain and tried to convince me to go to the doctor for a proper examination. However, being a naive 18-year-old with pre-existing addiction problems, I figured shell be right and instead took a Valium and went to sleep.

Boarding a train to Prague the following morning, the weight of my 65L pack and relapse hanging heavy on my shoulders, I tried to disregard the internal throb that filled me when the crevices of plastic baggies had been licked clean.

After climbing 287 steps to the top of the Prague Castle, the external pain from the night prior had begun to sink in. This was quickly eradicated by a trip to the Absinthe Bar, where we sampled some Green Fairy, and the bud they sold us from behind the counter.

Three caps, two...

15:56

From decorated war hero to Defendant in a murder trial over battlefield actions "IndyWatch Feed National"

At the request of many, I will be reviewing the case of a U.S. Military hero, Major Matt Golsteyn, who is charged with murder. He could face the death penalty from our own government after he admitted to killing a Terrorist bomb maker while overseas. @PeteHegseth @FoxNews Donald J....

14:19

(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1742: Bringing the Fed Down with Gold | MSM Prepping for the Falling Hammer "IndyWatch Feed National"



Published on Dec 16, 2018

European auto resignations plunge, this is not a good sign, we are seeing auto sales in the US and Europe decline. Home prices in Australia, Canada and Europe are declining, the housing prices in the US are also dropping, bubble is deflating. Q posted how the Fed is going to be taken down by gold, Trump confirms this by his past comments on gold. The timing will be everything but the build up to contradict and bring the Fed down is in the works.



Published on Dec 16, 2018

Texas Judge rules Obamacare is unconstitutional. Robert Mueller gives the 302's to the Judge. Clinton answers questions under oath and can't remember 20 of them. The MSM is preparing for video and other news by telling everyone do not believe what you see or hear. Anons explains whats coming up.

13:34

Labor National Conference has raised some very important matters "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Jim Hayes

As Australia goes to the dogs under the Morrison government, the Australian Labor Party had its national conference in Adelaide this last weekend.

Many were looking forward to this marking, not only a decisive break from the policies of the Coalition, but the bipartisanship of the past that has brought to Australia neoliberal economics and crueler government.

Some welcome policies were announced. Among them promises to take on more refugees, impose greater penalties on employers who steal super from their employees, talk with first Nation Australians about constitutional recognition and build 250,000 new affordable homes over ten years and something was said about reducing negative gearing. The conference adopted a policy that will stop selling arms to Israel.

But on many big ticket items, little or nothing was said. This conference had the air of a stage managed affair, with unity built on saying as little as possible. It held onto a strategy of keeping low and allowing Scott Morrison to hang himself.

Critics have pointed out that this strategy risks failing to inspire people. The risk is real.  Although the polls suggest Labor will rock in next year, they also show that Labor leader Bill Shorten is not particularly trusted.

Australia shares the worldwide phenomenon of a growing part of the population not trusting politicians of the major parties. It has its own particular causes here. The Coalition is suffering the most, and  it also is affecting Labor. Unless it can show that it is sufficiently different, Labor stands to suffer extensively when it government. We have seen this happen to social democratic governments in Europe. It will happen here too.

We are no longer in times where business as usual is good enough.  There must be an acknowledgement that most are becoming worse off, our rights are going, the First Nations are moving towards Treaty as the road to equality and self-determination. Public opinion has shifted is calling calling for decisive action on tackling carbon emissions and an end to offshore detention. Australia wants greed of the banks taken on in earnest, corruption seriously tackled.

This is what is being called for. We saw groups make a noise about certain issues that we important to them at the Conference. They are not alone.

These are the issues where a clear stance is needed, to mobilise popular enthusiasm and ensure a solid base of support for changing Australias direction. Getting people on side depends on building trust  and not merely slanging off at the other side.

No commitment was given to basic matters such as, raising reversing the fall in the wages share of national income, the minimum wage, putting into place a new an...

13:23

Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention in NSW 2018-2023 "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

 

The   Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention in NSW 2018-2023  was developed by the NSW Mental Health Commission and the NSW Ministry of Health in collaboration with people with lived experience of suicide attempts or losing a loved one to suicide, government agencies, mental health organisations and experts in suicide prevention.  

 

The Framework identifies five priority action areas to reduce suicide in NSW:

  • Building individual and community resilience and wellbeing 
    To help people cope with tough times 
  • Strengthening the community response to suicide and suicidal behaviour
    To help people recognise those who are at risk of suicide, and take steps to support them
  • Supporting excellence in clinical services and care 
    To ensure people have access to appropriate, high quality clinical services and care, including broader supports and services 
  • Promoting a collaborative, coordinated and integrated approach 
    To reduce duplication and gaps
  • Innovating for a stronger evidence base 
    To know and use interventions that work to prevent suicide.  

 

 https://nswmentalhealthcommission.com.au/resources/strategic-framework-for-suicide-prevention-in-nsw-2018-2023  About the Framework

 

 

https://nswmentalhealthcommission.com.au/sites/default/files/documents/mhc_224947_suicide_prevention_framework_web_fa3.pdf

 

   Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention in NSW 2018-2023

 

 

12:58

George D Hathaway - his work and research findings "IndyWatch Feed National"

Danny Silva

The other day, US researcher Danny Silva tweeted about a new blog post he had written, concerning Hathaway Research International. 

Danny mentioned that Hathaway Research International was established by George Hathaway, a Canadian engineer, who authored two of the 38 Defense Intelligence Reference Documents, under the EarthTech International sub-contract to the main Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program contract.

At one point in his blog, Danny also mentions that on the Hathaway Research International website there is an area titled "Our past research projects." Among the listing are three of particular interest:

1. "1992-1994 Field investigations of anomalous aerial phenomena for private research institute."

2. "1997 Field investigations of anomalous aerial phenomena for private research institute."

3. "2012 Analysis of material allegedly from anomalous aerial phenomena for private research institute."

Digging deeper

Intrigued, by this material, I decided to undertake some further research on George D Hathaway, his work and his research findings.

Back to 1989

I recalled a blog post I had written in July 2017 about the UAP interests of Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein. In that post I cited the following extracts from Jacques Vallee's "Forbidden Science: Volume three."

"Hyde Street Thursday 18 May 1989.

Crown Prince Hans-Adam von Liechtenstein was in town yesterday with his consulting engineer from Toronto, a man named George Hathaway who helps him study the phenomena with the hope of discovering new forms of energy production..."

Hyde Street Monday 22 June 1989.

George Hathaway, the Canadian engineer who works with Liechtenstein, tells me he has been making contact with all leading UFO researchers who had ideas about energy or propulsion systems at the request of the Prince, who is also sponsoring studies on abductions...He gave me some insight into his (and the Prince's) theory there is an extraterrestrial force that is monitoring and controlling man's drive into space. "It's a question of how far we'll be allowed to go before some other entities put the lid on what we do with our little rocket firecrackers. We ha...

12:53

The legal clause which could allow Adani to sue Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

17 December 2018: AFTINET convener Dr Patricia Ranald writes in the Guardian on the risk that Adani could sue our government for millions through Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), should their mining licence be cancelled by a future government. 

Yet another example of why Labor should implement its policy against ISDS in all trade agreements, and remove it from current deals like the TPP.

12:01

What our readers, contributors & editors loved (or didnt love) in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed National"

We asked Overland contributors, volunteers, staff and editors to share their highs and lows of 2018.

12:00

Songs to drive the cold winter away "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

I am not one who makes much of the festive season, but inspired by the example of my favourite blog, Thom Hickeys Immortal Juke Box, here are five favourite Christmas songs.

Five

The King, sung here by Canadians Loreena McKennitt and Cyril Smith, from Loreenas Christmas album To Drive the Cold Winter Away, hails from a long tradition of Wren King songs. The king of the title is the wee wren, the king of all birds, as many old songs tell it. Through December until Twelfth Night (the sixth of January), it was common among Celtic-speakers in Brittany, Wales, Manx, Scotland, and Ireland for children and adults to cruise their neighbourhoods cadging food, money or booze in return for seeing a Wren that they had captured. This particular King Wren song dates from the eighteenth century, although the heavy weaponry was added in the nineteenth.

Health, love and peace be all here in this place
By your leave we shall sing, concerning our King
Our King is well-dressed in silks of the best
In ribbons so rare no king can compare
We have travelled many miles over hedges and stiles
In search of our King unto you we bring.
We have powder and shot to conquer the lot
We have cannon and ball to conquer them all.
Old Christmas is past, twelve tide is the last
And we bid you adieu, great joy to the new

Four

Of all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown.  Northumbrian Kate Rusbys rendering of the old English carol The Holly and the Ivy is gorgeous. I reblogged Thom Hickeys tribute to this lovely song earlier this month. It is worth another look and listen. The lyrics are so bucolic, so timeless:

The rising of the sun
The running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing in the choir

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11:59

Popular salve no balm for skin cancer: SCU study "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

SCUs Andy Croaker with a pot of the black salve. Some samples have proven highly toxic and others completely inactive.
Photo Leigh Jensen/Southern Cross University

Is black salve, the much-feted skin cancer cream, a miracle cure or a horror story? New research from Southern Cross University (SCU) proves the latter in the first international study to quantitatively assess its dangerous ingredients.

The sale of black salve is illegal in Australia so the SCU research team analysed 13 black salve products purchased from different online sellers around the world.

Lead author and PhD candidate Andy Croaker GP, who is a medical practitioner, said the findings published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine showed that black salve products were dangerous.

Like acid

Its similar to playing a game of Russian roulette with the majority of black salves tested posing a significant risk of harm to patients.

Some black salves contained very high concentrations of compounds likely to kill any tissue they came in contact with, putting patients at risk of significant scarring and deformity.

One salve contained a compound at a concentration over 900 times that needed to kill normal skin cells; its clinical use would be similar to applying a strong acid to the skin, said Mr Croaker.

Other black salves had undetectable levels of cytotoxic compounds meaning they would not react to cancer tissue giving patients a false sense of security that their skin lesion was not cancer. This could delay skin cancer diagnosis which for some skin cancers could put patients lives at risk.

No cure

Mr Croaker, who works at the Sawtell Medical Centre, cautioned against people self-administering black salve.

DIY may be okay for renovatin...

11:32

Starlight Festival shines bright with renowned keynote presenters "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

What: The 23rd year of this nationally renowned cultural event will feature four transformational days of keynote speakers, soundbaths, yoga, workshops, chant, breathwork and much more. Each day features a full program of events included with entry and the main hall with its celebrated community of yogis, healers, artists, psychics, practitioners and presenters. Treat yourself and enjoy a truly Byron Bay experience. Nurture your mind, body and soul at the Starlight Festivals this January 3rd-6th at the A&I Hall in Bangalow.

When: 3rd-6th of January 2019.

Where: Bangalow (A&I Hall & Surrounding Pavilions)
Price: $25 one day pass. 4 day pass $60. Locals 2 for 1 days on the 3rd & 4th January.
Tickets at the door or online starlightfestival.com.au

Brandon Bays
Brandon Bays, international bestselling author and pioneer of the Journey Method, is one of the most dynamic, inspirational and innovative teachers in the field of personal growth and cellular healing. Her radically transformative work has grown organically and exponentially over the last 20 years. It offers practical, accessible and liberating process work that can be used by anyone, in all areas of life to uncover and awaken limitless potential and bring about healing, freedom, true fulfillment and abundance on all levels of being emotionally, physically, spiritually, materially. Brandon is an authentic living example of her work. Her open, candid honesty combined with her genuine compassion for the human condition and her relaxed, warm-hearted humour, bring her teachings alive with insight, depth, humanity and grace. She counts the greatest blessing in her life to be given the immense privilege of serving awakening and healing around the world.

Gootha...

11:17

The grab for cash that affected New England exporters - short backgrounder on the sales of Ports Botany and Port Kembla "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


Container Ship entering Newcastle Harbour. A Sydney grab for cash imposed costs on New England exporters that are only now emerging. 

On 10 December 2018,  the ACCC (Australian Competition & Consumer Commission) announced that had instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against NSW Ports Operations Hold Co Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries Port Botany Operations Pty Ltd and Port Kembla Operations Pty Ltd for making agreements with the State of New South Wales that the ACCC alleges had an anti-competitive purpose and effect.

We are alleging that making these agreements containing provisions which would effectively compensate Port Kembla and Port Botany if the Port of Newcastle developed a container terminal, is anti-competitive and illegal, said ACCC Chair Rod Sims.

The following day, 11 December 2018, the Port of Newcastle released a commissioned report on the economic impact of a container terminal at the Port of Newcastle. This suggested (among other things) that a modern container terminal would cut land transport costs for northern NSW businesses by $2.8 billion by 2050. This would, according to Port of Newcastle CEO Craig Carmody, increase exports from from Northern NSW including the Hunter by $1 billion by 2050

"Businesses in Newcastle, Singleton, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Liverpool Plains and Narrabri can look forward to savings of more than $500 per standard container, if they shipped their goods through Newcastle rather than Port Botany or Port of Brisbane," Mr Carmody said.

With these actions, the originally secret agreements preventing the Port of Newcastle competing against Port Botany and Port Kembla in the container trade finally entered full public gaze. It had been some time coming.

Genesis

In April 2013, then NSW Treasurer Mike Baird announced that a consortium, NSW Ports, had agreed to pay $4.31...

10:16

Political argy bargy ratchets up over new Nats campaign office "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Nationals MLC Ben Franklins campaign office in Ballina

The Ballina National Party candidate, Ben Franklin, has defended a complaint made against him for establishing a campaign office in close proximity to that of sitting Greens MP, Tamara Smith.

Nationals MLC Ben Franklin was referred the clerk of the Legislative Assembly according to Ms Smith, yet The Echo understands the location of his new Ballina office breaks no parliamentary regulations.

Ms Smith toldThe Echo the office is misleading the electorate because it implies he is the local MP. The guy is ruthless, she said.

The NSW seat of Ballina encompasses Ballina and Byron shires. 

With the election slated for March, Franklins government believes it has a good chance of winning the seat and has been spending big on the Ballina electorate.

Its perhaps the biggest spend ever on the seat of Ballina, which has seen decades of neglect. The term to try and win votes through spending on an electorate is commonly known as pork barrelling. 

Despite Ms Smith claiming his office is just metres away, Franklin told The Echo his office is on an entirely different street.

He said, This is a very strange contention. In no way am I suggesting I am the local member! My office has the signage of a usual and standard campaign office the sort that all parties set up for their candidates in each seat they are contesting. It says my name and the seat I am running for. Frankly it would be quite strange if it said anything else! 

The fact that the office is situated in River Street is simply because that is the main street in the largest town in the electorate which is no doubt exactly the same reason that Tamara has her electorate office close to there!...

09:51

Hundreds protest ALPs support for fossil fuel industry "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sundays (December 16) protest outside the ALP National Conference. Photo supplied

A coalition of environment, unions and faith groups protested outside the Labor Partys national conference in Adelaide on Sunday, calling for the party to stop the expansion of the fossil fuel industry.

On the plus side, EDO NSW has endorsed the partys commitment to create a national Environment Protection Authority.

Protesters demanded a stop to oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight, preventing Adani and other coal mines in Queenslands Galilee Basin and an end to fracking and gas exploration, in the Northern Territory, Western Australias stunning Kimberley and the Pilliga Forest in NSW.

The Wilderness Societys South Australia director, Peter Owen, said it was, insane Australia is opening up new oil, gas and coal frontiers when we know we need to stop burning fossil fuels.

Height of irresponsibility

Expanding the fossil fuel industry is the height of irresponsibility and not an option if we are to have any chance of providing our children with a liveable climate

Its also concerning that many of these fossil fuel frontiers are in pristine areas such as the Great Australian Bight, Western Australias stunning Kimberley and NSWs biggest inland forest, the Pilliga. The Great Australian Bight whale nursery is a completely inappropriate place for risky deep-sea oil drilling, especially as we hurtle towards catastrophic climate change.

We now know we must act immediately to avoid locking in catastrophic climate change. Allowing the fossil fuel industry to expand would negate Labors good work in promoting renewable energy. Its time for the Labor Party to show national leadership and commit to stopping the expansion of the fossil fuel industry when it sets its election platform at this national conference.

Philippa Rowland, president of Multifaith SA, said, people of faith in Australia feel the urgent need for an ethical response to threats posed to vulnerable communities from escalating climate impacts across our region all climate policies must include a rapid transition away from fossil fuels.

Youth fired up

Australian Youth Climate Coalition Campaign...

09:48

Frances Yellow Vests rebellion has gone on for more than four weeks and shows no sign of ending "IndyWatch Feed National"


Contributed by Joe Montero

Yellow vests protest continued throughout France for the fifth week over the weekend. This is despite some concessions made by President Macron. This has not been enough. They want him to resign.

This movement has evolved into much more than a protest against a tax on fuel, to become a force calling for a major change. Perhaps this is best summed up in that there is a call for an end to government for the rich, to government for the majority. Ordinary people are seeing their living standards declining and dont want this to continue

French President Emmanuel Macron announces a series of financial measures including a rise in minimum wage to appease the Yellow Vest protesters after four weeks of nationwide demonstrations.

Video from TRT World

A new feature is that the Yellow shirts have inspired similar movements through Europe Belgium and as far away as Canada and Israel.

Video from the BBC News

Back in France, police have continued try to break up demonstrations with tear gas, water cannon, rubber bullets and flash bombs. Side street approaches, Metro rail stations and freeways leading into Paris were blocked, in order to prevent protesters from joining the main group.

The following shows protesters kneeling with hands over their heads last week, being suddenly attacked by police. This adds credence to the allegations that the riots have been sparked off by the police.

Video from the South China Morning Post

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09:12

Israel signals displeasure at Australia's mistaken West Jerusalem move "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Australia reaffirmed support for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem under two-state peace deal

08:59

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08:35

08:25

Long delays expected on Pacific Highway over Xmas "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Motorists can expect long delays on the Pacific Highway over Xmas.

Travellers are being warned to avoid the Pacific Highway between Ballina and Woodburn during the Xmas to New Year period, with delays of up to 90 minutes predicted by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

To add insult to injury, new night works will commence from tonight at New Italy and Pimlico just as the peak travel season kicks in.

The RMS says the Bruxner Highway or Summerland Way will be better choices for motorists hoping to avoid the blood-pressure raising trip.

Further south, motorists can expect to take 10 minutes extra to get through Coffs Harbour (its bypass wont commence until after the Ballina to Woolgoolga section is finished).

Delays of up to an hour are expect at Hexham.

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08:17

Charles Ortel explains the US Congressional hearing on The Clinton Foundation "IndyWatch Feed National"

A very personal message from Charles before today's show. My ex-wife resolutely said frequently: "The Show MUST Go On", whatever the adversity. Yesterday, she succumbed to rampaging cancers, losing a battle begun in June 2012. The title of this presentation certainly does not refer to her. But I will share...

08:03

More than 40 arrested on drug charges at festival "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Festival of the Sun. Photo Facebook/FOTSUN

Some 40 people were arrested for possession of drugs during a music festival on the North Coast over the weekend, and one man was charged with dealing.

About 3,000 people attended the Festival of the Sun event, in Port Macquarie between December 13 and 16.

During a police operation, which included the use of drug dogs, they reported 41 that people were detected with drugs, including cannabis, MDMA, cocaine and LSD.

One man, aged 27, was allegedly found to be in possession of 55 MDMA capsules. He was charged with supply prohibited drug and possess prohibited drug.

He was conditionally bailed to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on Wednesday January, 9, 2019.

Other alleged offenders were issued field court attendance notices, infringement notices, cannabis cautions and warnings.

Police say on-site medical services treated about 40 people at the event for various issues.

 

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07:53

Byron Bay street fight leaves woman with facial injuries "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

About 4am on Sunday (December 16), an 18-year-old female approached another female on Jonson Street Byron Bay.

They entered into a conversation before one woman struck the other, knocking her to the ground.

A fight ensued before the two were pulled apart by persons present.

The victims injuries including swelling, a sore head, a bleeding lip, scratches and grazes.

She reported the matter to police, who located the defendant a short time later.

The defendant was arrested and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and was conditionally bailed to appear before Byron Bay Local Court on December 18.  .

 

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07:46

Israelis, Palestinians upset by Aussi recognition of only W. Jerusalem: 'We expected more' "IndyWatch Feed National"

Palestinian and Israeli officials were oddly united in expressing bitter disappointment in Australia's 'half-way' decision to recognize West Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, and the move also faced criticism at home. Canberra is to open a defense and trade office in Jerusalem after it formally recognized West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Saturday. Relocating the country's embassy, however, will only take place after a two-state solution is reached. Until then, Australia will hold off on its decision to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. The Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister immediately rejected and condemned the decision, accusing Morrison of a "total bias" towards Israel and seeking to "appease the Zionist lobby" in Australia. "The recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital must be accompanied by recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine," Riad al-Maliki said. The same...

07:42

Suspicious driving leads to two arrests in Tweed "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"

Two male drivers were arrested in Tweed on Sunday (December 16), one for being four times over the alcohol limit and the other for driving on an expired licence.

About 12.02am, police were attending another incident in Seaview Street, Kingscliff, when they saw a vehicle mounting the gutter and driving erratically.

Police then followed the vehicle and stopped it a short distance away.

After the driver returned a positive roadside breath test, he arrested and taken to Kingscliff Police Station where he returned a reading of 0.256.

He admitted to drinking 12 full strength VB beers before attempting to drive the vehicle.   The male was charged with high range PCA, his licence was suspended. The male will appear at Tweed Heads Local Court 04/02/19.

About 11.14am, police stopped a vehicle on Kennedy Drive, Tweed Heads, after the registration plates did not match the vehicle.

They spoke to the male driver who handed them an expired QLD drivers licence.

Police conducted checks that revealed that the vehicle had an expired registration and driver was disqualified from driving.

Police had suspicions about the driver and conducted a search of vehicle, which they say contained property from Palm Beach in QLD, which had previously been reported stolen. The driver was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where he was charged He will appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on February 2, 2019.

 

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04:43

Bitcoin Bomb Threats, Romanian Fraud Arrests, Bitcoin Cash Continues to Plummet, Coinbase Integrates Paypal and More: This Week in Crypto "IndyWatch Feed National"

Several Notches Above Ransomware An extortion scheme which sought to terrorize people into paying over BTC made global headlines over the course of the week. The threats happened worldwide, at a minimum being reported in the US, New Zealand, and Australia. The bomb threats demanded $20,000 in BTC in exchange for the terrorists to give

The post Bitcoin Bomb Threats, Romanian Fraud Arrests, Bitcoin Cash Continues to Plummet, Coinbase Integrates Paypal and More: This Week in Crypto appeared first on CCN

04:34

Muslim cleric calls for murder of reformist imam, says those who insult Muhammads companions must be killed "IndyWatch Feed National"

Here is yet another installment in our ongoing series, Why We Dont See More Sincere Islamic Reformers. A death Fatwa was issued against me: Australian imam of peace goes into hiding after Islamic preacher from Pakistan calls for him to be killed, Daily Mail Australia, December 16, 2018: A fake Australian imam has claimed an []

04:05

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes off the coast of Western Australia, no threat of a tsunami "IndyWatch Feed National"

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck 203 kilometres north-west of Carnarvon in the state's north-west on Sunday night, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres and struck at 10.26pm local time.

03:53

Having It All Ways: Australias Prime Minister Scott Morrisons Jerusalem Compromise "IndyWatch Feed National"

The pieces were already put in place during the Wentworth federal by-election, a hopeless, needless gambit that reduced the Coalition governments majority whilst giving the outgoing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull a crack at some vengeance.  His successor, Scott Morrison,

The post Having It All Ways: Australias Prime Minister Scott Morrisons Jerusalem Compromise appeared first on Global Research.

03:29

No-brainer: German cyber watchdog BSI says no evidence that Huawei spies "IndyWatch Feed National"

Germany's cyber security authority says claims that Huawei is spying on customers are not backed up by evidence and has urged caution before boycotting the Chinese telecommunications giant. "For such serious decisions like a ban, you need proof," head of Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) Arne Schoenbohm told Spiegel. Comment: Actually, you don't. Just ask America... or the UK. Proof is an out-of-date concept for these people. All you need is allegation. Huawei is accused of having ties to Chinese intelligence, and countries like the US, Australia and New Zealand have recently blocked it from being part of building their 5G internet networks. According to Der Spiegel, the US is pressuring other countries like Germany to do the same. In March, Schoenbohm told telecommunications company Telekom there were "currently no reliable findings" to back up US security agencies' warnings about Huawei. Germany's main mobile network operators, Vodafone, Telekom and...

02:49

Australias Prime Minister announces move of embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed National"

Malaysia and Indonesia tried to strong-arm Australia into calling this off. So it is good of Morrison to stand up to this intimidation and not give in to it, as all establishment counterterror analysts would have recommended. After months of conjecture Scott Morrison makes announcement on embassy in Israel, News.com.au, December 15, 2018: Prime Minister []

02:38

Snow in Amsterdam zoo "IndyWatch Feed National"

In Artis zoo in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, animals can choose themselves whether they want to stay inside or go outside on wintry days.

This 16 December 2018 video shows four animal species going outside: Hudson Bay wolves from Arctic Canada; Eurasian cranes; Bennetts wallabies from Australia; and scimitar oryxes, originally from North Africa.

02:38

Another tool in the trade war: China to introduce low glyphosate residue limits in food imports "IndyWatch Feed National"

China is set to introduce maximum residue limits (MRLs) of 200 parts per billion (ppb) or lower for glyphosate in all imported final food products and raw materials including grains, soybeans and other legumes before the end of 2019, according to Sustainable Pulse sources. The Chinese introduction of low MRLs, which are officially based on health concerns following the classification of glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen in 2015 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, has been expected by both U.S. and Australian farming organizations for some time. China's action would likely decrease the global use of glyphosate as a desiccant. The practice, known as desiccating, pre-harvest spraying or crop topping, is favored by many 'conventional' farmers as a way to hasten the even ripening of grains, such as wheat, oats and barley, as well as legumes and other crops such as sunflowers and potatoes, even though it is not a recommended use of the increasingly controversial...

02:37

Parents at their wits end trying to stop sons gaming "IndyWatch Feed National"

For parents enduring daily fights with their sons about video games, the chilling video of Western Sydney man Luke Munday allegedly hitting his partner as she begged him to stop playing Fortnite was a manifestation of their worst fears this week.

Violent and aggressive reactions in children as young as eight when they are asked to stop playing are not uncommon, said Game Quitters founder Cam Adair.

Addiction to video games is forcing thousands of people into rehab clinics.
Addiction to video games is forcing thousands of people into rehab clinics.

Its unfortunately not uncommon, violence and aggression are quite frequent reactions of people who are made to stop, he said from the Chang Mai outpost of Sydney addiction centre The Cabin.

We speak to a lot of parents who are at their wits ends, they dont know how to make their sons stop.

Mr Adair estimates that there are 10 to 50 million gaming addicts across the globe, with that number set to rise.

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The volume of people seeking help is double or triple what it was a year ago, and I think itll keep going up. Australia is a really significant market for gaming companies, and thus fertile ground for a video game addiction. Lots of people are suffering.

Beginning in childhood, an addiction to video games can have devastating consequences.

Last month, Sydney man Daniel Chapman, 22, was convicted of fatally stabbing his father Steven Chapman with a 14cm blade when the pair began arguing about Daniels refusal to stop playing computer games and come to the dinner table in October 2016.

Luke Munday live-streamed the alleged assault of his pregnant partner.
Luke Munday live-streamed the alleged assault of his pregnant partner. CREDIT:AAP

A harrowing video of Luke Munday, 26,...

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01:07

Australian bettongs and fungi "IndyWatch Feed National"

This video from Australia says about itself:

Endangered northern bettong crucial to the survival of Queenslands tropical ecosystem

6/12/2018 The five-year WWF-Australia-funded project which tracked the northern bettong found there had been a 70 per cent decline in the marsupials population in the past 30 years.

Read more here.

By Laurel Hamers, 1:21pm, December 14, 2018:

Endangered northern bettongs arent picky truffle eaters

The marsupials varied diet could help safeguard some of Australias fungi and forests

A small endangered marsupial with a taste for truffles may be a linchpin in one kind of Australian forest and the evidence is in the animals poop.

Northern bettongs feast on truffles, the meaty, spore-producing parts of certain fungi. Plenty of animals eat a selection of these subterranean orbs from time to time. But analyses of the scat from northern bettongs (Bettongia tropica) reveal that the marsupials eat truffles from a wider diversity of fungi species than other critters, including some that no other animals appear to favor, researchers report November 22 in Molecular Ecology.

Thats an important role because these truffle-producing fungi form beneficial relationships with tree roots, helping trees pull nutrients and moisture from soil. Theres been a whole raft of published studies showing that those fungi give plants an edge, says Andrew Claridge, an ecologist for the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service in Queanbeyan who wasnt part of the study.

Australias eucalyptus forests host hundreds, or possibly even thousands, of truffle fungi species, says study coauthor Susan Nuske, an ecologist at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Ume. Different species seem to be specialized to associate with particular trees or perform certain roles, so maintaining that diversity is key. By spreading truffles spores via scat, bettongs help keep the fungal community diverse and, by extension, the forest healthy, say Nuske and her colleagues.

But...

00:40

After YouTuber Successfully Completes Flat-Earthers $100,000 Challenge, Flat-Earther Refuses to Pay "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Mandy Froelich / Truth Theory

Science may confirm that the Earth is, in fact, a sphere and not flat, but there are still hundreds of thousands of people who believe otherwise. For this exact reason, Australian YouTuber Wolfie6020 started his channel.

Though Wolfie6020 has created many videos explaining why the flat Earth movement is nonsensical, there are some Flat-Earthers who believe they can convince him otherwise. Recently, fellow YouTuber Flat Out Hero presented Wolfie6020 with a $100,000 challenge. Because he had nothing to lose, Wolfie6020 accepted it.

As can be viewed in the video below, Flat Out Hero explains that the challenge is to fly from point A to point B to point C, and then back to point A, with the distance between each point being the same. A 90-degree turn must also be taken at every point. The bet was worth $100,000. Boasted Flat Out Hero, Its impossible, but dont tell the globetards that! This is the final nail in the ball Earth coffin, and I am happy to be the one to hammer it in!!!

As IFLScience reports, the described shape is impossible on a flat plane because an equilateral triangle would not have angles bigger (or smaller) than 60 degrees. But on the surface of a sphere, it is perfectly feasible.

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Wolfie6020 shared his flight plan in a...

00:16

Once again peak scam is here for the summer "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


Throughout the year there are periods where I receive scam calls up to twice a week.

Sometimes I am warned about my imminent arrest for tax evasion, sometimes I am informed that I have compensation money coming to me from a motor vehicle accident in which I was allegedly involved, but most often I am told by a fake Telstra representative that there is something wrong with my computer [substitute various alternative scenarios here] and that my Internet service will be cancelled unless I power up my PC and follow instructions.

I stopped listening to their spiel years ago and now simply hang up.

However, telephone and email scamming is now ubiquitous and peak scam is on us for another holiday season.......

ACCC ScamWatch, 11 December 2018:

Watch out for holiday season scams

Scamwatch is warning people to be careful about being caught out by holiday season scams.
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00:15

Proposed Religious Discrimination Act looks a lot like PM Scott Morrison appealing to his 'base' ahead of the May 2019 federal election "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"


On 13 December 2018 Australia's 'interim' Prime Minister and Liberal MP for Cook, Scott Morrison, announced that his government intended to protect religious freedom in Australia and to protect the rights of Australians to be themselves by way of a new piece of legislation titled the Religious Discrimination Act.

Not a line of this legislation appears to have been put down on paper to date even though it is apparently expected to come before the Australian Parliament in the seven days or so it will sit before the May 2019 federal election.

One would have thought that religious freedom and diversity of faith was thriving in Australia given over 127 different formal manifestations of religious faith/spirituality exist in its cities, towns and villages without ongoing overt community discord or institutionalised discrimination.

Even former Liberal Attorney-General Phillip Ruddock concedes the Religious Freedom Review he led found little evidence that discrimination is occurring in Australia. That lack of hard evidence at population levels mean that government cannot reliably assert that religious discrimination as a form of harm is an existing problem requiring the 'solutions' it is prop...

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23:50

A victory for common sense? "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Dj vu...all over again

A story popped up in the news once again this week, about loans being written to investors in China without appropriate checking of documentation between 2013 and 2016. 

Nothing new, here, however - in fact it was a well-known issue that was shut down some years back.


The media is absolutely loving the Royal Commission tidbits, and I guess it's pretty easy to believe that there are systemic issues when the same story keeps getting rehashed over and over again.


Conversely, today it's not at all straightforward to get a mortgage in Australia.

Borrowers must be able to pass serviceability at mortgage rates of a minimum 7 per cent, which is the equivalent of up to 14 (fourteen) interest rate hikes away for many borrowers. 

Meanwhile living expenses are being queried, corroborated, and re-checked...and to an absurd degree in some cases.

There was even a story in this weekend's Sydney Morning Herald about a borrower being pulled up for spending on a takeaway kebab.

I wish I could say this was a beat-up, but it accords with...

20:37

Are Huaweis Global Ambitions Seriously Damaged? Is Made in China 2025 On Hold? "IndyWatch Feed National"

While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giants ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad.

Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd. as a supplier for fifth-generation networks. They joined the United States and Taiwan, which limit use of technology from the biggest global supplier of network switching gear. This week, Japans cybersecurity agency said Huawei and other vendors deemed risky will be off-limits for government purchases.

None has released evidence of wrongdoing by Huawei, which denies it is a risk and has operated a laboratory with Britains government since 2010 to conduct security examinations of its products. But the accusations, amid rising tension over Chinese technology ambitions and spying, threaten its ability to compete in a sensitive field as carriers prepare to invest billions of dollars.

Huawei (Reuters/H. Hanschke)

This is something thats definitely concerning Huawei at this stage, because there is a political angle to it and a business angle, said Nikhil Bhatra, a senior researcher for IDC.

Huawei is no ordinary electronics supplier. The company founded in 1987 by a former military engineer is Chinas first global tech brand and a national champion at the head of an industry Beijing is promoting as part of efforts to transform this country into a technology creator. It has Chinas biggest corporate research-and-development budget at 89.7 billion yuan ($13 billion) in 2017 10 percent more than Apple Inc.s and foreign customers can draw on a multibillion-dollar line of credit from the official China Development Bank.

That puts Huawei at the heart of strains over the ruling Communist Partys technology aspirations, competition with Western economies and ties between companies and government, including possibly spying.

A European Union official, Andrus Ansip, expressed concern that Chinese rules requiring telecom equipment suppliers to cooperate with intelligence services would involve possible mandatory backdoors in computer or telecom systems.

Do we have to be worried about Huawei and other Chinese companies? Yes, I think we have to be worried, said Ansip, the trade blocs vice president for a digital single market.

The company says it is employee-owned and operates independently. It denies it designs equipment to allow eavesdropping or that it is controlled by the Communist Party a stance critics including some U.S. senators say is doubtful in Chinas state-dominated system. The company notes it uses the same global components suppliers as Western manufacturers.

Not a single shred of evide...

20:35

PERTH Two more charged over Kym Taylors murder "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Two more charged over Kym Taylors murder .

December 16, 2018 at 11:18AM .

He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today. On Monday December 10, a 27-year-old woman was charged with

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20:35

PERTH Police charge two more people over the murder of Perth woman Kym Taylor "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Police charge two more people over the murder of Perth woman Kym Taylor .

December 16, 2018 at 12:06PM .

Daniel Paul Ogilvie made a brief appearance in the Perth Magistrates Court today and was remanded in custody. A 27-year-old woman has also been

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19:34

Bahrain defends Australias recognition of West Jerusalem as Israeli capital "IndyWatch Feed National"

After Arab League lashes out at Canberra, Manamas FM says its comments are irresponsible and asserts move does not hurt Palestinians

 

Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheik Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa speaking with journalists at a conference focused on combating international terror financing in Manama, Bahrain, on November 9, 2014. (photo credit: AP/Hasan Jamali)
Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheik Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa speaking with journalists at a conference focused on combating international terror financing in Manama, Bahrain, on November 9, 2014. (photo credit: AP/Hasan Jamali)

As Palestinians and the Arab League on Saturday condemned Australias recognition of West Jerusalem as Israels capital, the move was somewhat surprisingly defended by one Arab nation Bahrain.

The Arab League in a statement said it strongly condemns Australias move which it called irresponsible and biased and contrary to international law. It warned that the decision would only encourage the occupation to continue its aggression, arrogance, settlement and defiance of international resolutions and added that the move could have serious ramifications for Arab-Australian relations.

But Bahrains Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa took issue with the statement, saying in a tweet: These are irresponsible statements. Australias position does not hamper the legitimate demands of the Palestinians and first and foremost East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. It also does not contradict the Arab Peace Initiative.

Israel and Bahrain do not have diplomatic relations, but are said to have solid clandestine ties. Both countries see in Iran a strategic threat.

Earlier this month Al Khalifa tweeted support for Israels operation to expose and destroy Hezbollahs cross-border tunnels and in May said the Jewish state...

18:27

Execution of McCain: Nothing Succeeds Like Success? And the Hamdan Ruling "IndyWatch Feed National"

Guantanamo Bay prison (adapted photo from Los Angeles Times)

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

I dont know for sure that McCain was tried and executed or even that he was murdered by lethal injection.   I suspect the story is true. The source I got it from (G5 at Gumshoe) seems to be ex-CIA and has provided mostly very believable stuff.  The smallness of the job (I mean, come on, the guy was old and was presumably unarmed) adds to its credibility, since, for an element of the CIA to have done such a job is not just tiny, it is nano-tiny.

They kill people all the time who arent usually targets as soft as McCain. The...

18:18

Murder Of A Holocaust Survivor "IndyWatch Feed National"

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18:01

BBC News continues to sell audiences short on Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed National"

Following the December 15th announcement by the Australian prime minister the BBC News website published an article titled Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

As has been the case in several previous articles relating to recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital, a problematic backgrounder video by Yolande Knell dating from December 2017 was promoted in this latest report. 

Also in common with similar previous reports, rea...

16:17

Anarchy : Deep in the Woods "IndyWatch Feed National"

I recently read this rather interesting article Children of Ted: The Unlikely New Generation of Unabomber Acolytes (John H Richardson, New York Magazine, December 11, 2018) which left me feeling curious as to what is, in fact, the Continue reading

15:42

13:57

Response to the WA Governments Proposal to Introduce No Jab No Play Legislation in 2019 "IndyWatch Feed National"

On the 14 December 2018 as parents were preparing for the Christmas holidays the WA government informed the community that they would be introducing the No Jab No Play legislation into the parliament in early 2019. This legislation is designed to exclude unvaccinated children from childcare centres and kindergartens with the stated purpose of putting an end to the States low child immunisation rates.

Please note that the government has not claimed that this policy is to improve the health of children. This is a serious omission because health policies should only be implemented if they are demonstrated to be improving health. Roger Cook cannot make this claim about the current vaccination schedule because childrens health has significantly declined as the vaccination rates have increased over the last two decades. There has been a 5-10 fold increase in these preventable chronic illnesses as the emphasis on vaccines has increased.

This is a direct correlation to the expanded vaccination program and the chronic diseases that are increasing have been listed as being associated with vaccines for six decades by the pharmaceutical companies. In addition, the toxins in vaccines are a plausible cause of the illnesses increasing in children yet doctors are not informed about these ingredients in their education and therefore they are not fully informing parents about this medical intervention.

The government is misusing the word unvaccinated in its No Jab No Play policy. By unvaccinated the government does not mean those who do not receive any vaccines. In 2018 unvaccinated means anyone who does not use all of the 16 or more vaccines that the government has arbitrarily recommended on the national program. This means all adults under this definition have been unvaccinated for decades but this has not been a problem in the community and there is no increased threat from these diseases in 2018.

The No Jab No Play policy that Roger Cook wants to implement will prevent healthy children who have not received the full schedule of 16+ vaccines from enrolling in pre-schools and receiving an early childhood education. In addition to this discrimination based on injecting toxins into healthy people, it will put a huge burden on parents who need childcare facilities in order to go to work and earn a living.

This discrimination is being introduced without any public scrutiny of the science and...

13:53

Church Times UK- Cardinal Pell convicted in child-abuse case "IndyWatch Feed National"

Church Times UK

Cardinal Pell convicted in child-abuse case

14 DECEMBER 2018

REUTERS

Cardinal Pell leaving Rome in July 2017 to face charges in Australia

THE most senior Roman Catholic figure in Australia, Cardinal George Pell, has been found guilty of five incidents of historical sexual abuse of choirboys in the 1990s. Cardinal Pell had denied the charges.

The unanimous decision in the Victorian County Court came after the jury in a previous hearing was unable to reach a verdict. He will be sentenced in February.

The decision cannot be published in any Australian media because of a suppression order. Various media outlets are currently contesting the ban, imposed by Judge Peter Kidd on the grounds that coverage could prejudice other legal actions involving the Cardinal.

Cardinal Pell faces a trial in March next year on separate child sexual-abuse charges relating to the 1970s. However, the courts verdict has been widely disseminated in Australia through internet sites and soc...

13:26

EU boss "Junkets" Juncker tired & emotional as a newt again "IndyWatch Feed National"

EU leader Juncker had a few drinks again.. pic.twitter.com/QeKdMEWWea Voice of Europe (@V_of_Europe) December 14, 2018 Thanks to GOM for the tip!

10:35

A new age of diplomacy Australian politics live podcast "IndyWatch Feed National"

This week Katharine Murphy talks to Menna Rawlings, the outgoing British high commissioner to Australia, who manages the close relationship between the two countries. They delve into the highs and lows of her time in Australia, including the challenges of navigating diplomacy in the age of WikiLeaks, our complicated relationship with climate change and the positive impact of migration Continue reading...

07:45

Australia has recognized West Jerusalem as the Israeli capital "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that his government will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. However, he said Australia's embassy would not move from Tel Aviv, until a peace settlement was achieved. He added Australia also recognised the aspirations of the Palestinians to a state with a capital in East Jerusalem. The status of Jerusalem is one of the most contested issues between Israel and the Palestinians. Opposition Labor party leader Bill Shorten said he would reverse the decision if he won next year's elections. US President Donald Trump drew international criticism last year when he reversed decades of American foreign policy by recognising the ancient city as Israel's capital. The US embassy was relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May.

07:13

All very BBC "IndyWatch Feed National"



Dear readers. If you want a Christmas present for yourself, I'd recommend treating yourself to David Sedgwick's BBC: Brainwashing Britain? (hot off the presses).

I'm just a few pages away from the end of a first read-through and I've enjoyed every page of it.

It's the book about BBC bias that I've been waiting for, and I wish I'd written it myself.

It covers a lot of ground (from Antifa to Israel, from Grenfell Tower to Owen Jones), with a good deal on the BBC's biased Brexit coverage, though its recurring focus is on the BBC's hostile coverage of the Trump presidency.

And I think it absolutely nails the BBC, again and again and again.

(I'll be bringing you endless highlights from it over the coming weeks).

Admirers of Monkey Brains' fabulous Festive Fifty will also find fascinating examples of various 'bias by...' types detailed therein.

And, pausing to listen to tonight's PM on Radio 4, I now hear it through David's book:

First, as the BBC presenter put it, "no one said that saving the planet would be easy". Yes, it was global warming, and an interview with the right kind of BBC guest for this issue: the intensely activist former Tory minister John Gummer (Lord Deben). He wants the present (centre-right) Australian government chucked out because of its policies on climate change. The BBC presenter didn't defend the Australian government or challenge His Lordship.

Second, delaying Brexit and that 'second referendum', and an interview with Brexit-disliking Stephen Bush of The New Statesman, who very much talked the BBC talk on the matter and was treated as if he were an impartial sag...

03:33

London Grenfell fire disaster, 18 months ago "IndyWatch Feed National"

This 13 December 2018 video from Britain says about itself:

Celebrities join Grenfell United in call for national change, marking 18 months

Eighteen months on from the Grenfell tower fire that killed 72 people in central London, stars including Stormzy, Adele, Marcus Mumford and Akala have joined with Grenfell United, the survivors, and families bereaved by the fire in an appeal for national change.

Latest stats from Government show 441 buildings still have dangerous Grenfell-style cladding on them and there have been no reforms to social housing after residents concerns about safety were ignored by the local council and social housing provider in the years leading up to the fire.

Karim Mussilhy, vice-chair of Grenfell United said: We are approaching the second Christmas since our loved ones died at Grenfell but weve seen little change on the ground and people around the country are still living in buildings with dangerous cladding. Too often, people in social housing are treated with indifference by people who have a duty to care for them.

Dangerous cladding needs to be taken off buildings and we need a new regulator for social housing to reform the system so people are listened to and treated with respect. ...

03:17

Bush, Clintons, Vatican, Royals, Hollywood, CIA, UK PM, Baptists into Pedophilia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Bush, Clintons, Vatican, Royals, Hollywood, CIA, UK PM, Baptists into Pedophilia

https://beforeitsnews.com/v3/celebrities/2018/2475542.html

Praises filling the airways about President HW Bush were a little hard to stomach during his funeral on Dec. 5. Bush helped form the CIA which after World War II, brought Nazi Mind Control experts into the US, Australia and Canada to torture and kill an estimated thousands of children bred for the purpose. CIA/Vatican Torturing and Trafficking of Children

Bush was also said to be behind the murder of President John Kennedy after he went after the CIA and tried to return the US dollar to a gold standard. I have been told by two CIA sources that G.H.W. Scherff (Bush) was actually indicted on Sept. 10, 2018 for crimes against humanity, child trafficking, sedition and treason said Whistleblower Benjamin Fulford. He allegedly plea-bargained a deal with the military tribunal hearing his case, to be executed/suicided to keep his legacy intact for his family and the sheeple. Trump was said to have signed the death order.

Bushs death has in no way solved the child exploitation problem. Even today the CIA was believed to use US Taxpayer dollars to fund an international Vatican-run Child Sex Trafficking, Gun and Drug Running Ring in order to gain power over world affairs through blackmailing political elites. http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

President Trump began a war against this child exploitation when he paid a visit to CIA Headquarters the morning of his inauguration. Now two years later Trump has been able to accomplish what Kennedy was denied: within the next couple of weeks mass arrests were expected on 63,233 federal indictments against political and global elites that have been filed in federal courts across the nation just this year. Most were said to involve charges of pedophilia done under funding of the CIA and Bush Cartel.

Just in the few days since the Bush funeral Trumps War Against Pedophilia was found to extend worldwide. On Dec. 9 a Pedophile Ring was busted in Canada. Police referred to the massive bust as...

03:15

No, the Price of Bitcoin Didnt Drop Because of Bomb Threats "IndyWatch Feed National"

On Friday, as the Bitcoin price fell by around six percent against the U.S. dollar, several reports claimed that the dominant cryptocurrency dropped in value due to bomb threats. One report from Business Insider Australia, for instance, stated that following an email blast of bomb threats in New York, the price of the crypto asset

The post No, the Price of Bitcoin Didnt Drop Because of Bomb Threats appeared first on CCN

02:39

The Intifada of the Century: Sami Klaib "IndyWatch Feed National"

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00:47

Flash floods cause havoc in Melbourne, Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Flash floods have caused havoc for some in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon, with flash flooding turning backyards, suburban streets and ponds into gushing rivers. A Christmas party at a Pakenham housing estate in the city's outer southeast was called off Saturday afternoon when heavy rainfall halted celebrations. Organiser Samantha Thorpe said a little pond nearby became "like a raging river". "It has never happened like this before."

00:16

Parts of Victoria in Australia hit with a month's worth of rain in a day as cyclone menaces north "IndyWatch Feed National"

Seventeen people have been rescued by helicopter and 100 people are stranded in their cars on a flooded Hume Highway in northeast Victoria. With more than a month's worth of rain already fallen across parts of northeast Victoria as wild weather rages across the state, authorities say some people have not heeded warnings about driving into floodwaters. "We've seen people that have had to be rescued from the roofs of their cars, 17 people in total, and 100 people have been stranded just to the south of Wangaratta," Victoria State Emergency Service chief officer Tim Wiebusch told reporters.

00:16

Baby power appears to be a ticking time bomb for consumers "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"



Reuters Investigates, 14 December 2018:

Facing thousands of lawsuits alleging that its talc caused cancer, J&J insists on the safety and purity of its iconic product. But internal documents examined by Reuters show that the company's powder was sometimes tainted with carcinogenic asbestos and that J&J kept that information from regulators and the public.

J&J didnt tell the FDA that at least three tests by three different labs from 1972 to 1975 had found asbestos in its talc in one case at levels reported as rather high.

J&J has been compelled to share thousands of pages of company memos, internal reports and other confidential documents with lawyers for some of the 11,700 plaintiffs now claiming that the companys talc caused their cancers including thousands of women with ovarian cancer.

A Reuters examination of many of those documents, as well as deposition and trial testimony, shows that from at least 1971 to the early 2000s, the companys raw...

00:15

Australian Electoral Commission sets up temporary counting house in Grafton ahead of 2019 elections "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast"



The Daily Examiner, 10 December 2018, p.4:

After  more than two years without a tenant one of Graftons largest retail outlets has a new tenant.

The store at 51 Prince St, formerly tenanted by failed electronics retailer Dick Smith, has been leased to the Australian Electoral Commission to be used as a vote counting centre in the upcoming state and federal elections.

The commercial manager at Ford and Dougherty Natasha Watkinson, said the lease was for just six months, but would be a welcome change to the main street after being so long without a tenant.

She said the owner has given the building a new coat of paint to cover up the previous tenants corporate colours.

...

Saturday, 15 December

23:32

Sydney and Melbourne join Powering Past Coal Alliance at COP24 "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

The Powering Past Coal Alliance announced on Friday that Sydney and Melbourne had joined the Alliance at an event: Accelerating the global coal transition. This follows the Australian Capital Territory joining in September 2018. Other states and businesses that joined at COP24 included Israel, Scotland, Senegal, and Scottish Power. The Alliance, formed in Bonn in 2017 at COP23, now includes 80

22:04

PERTH Not the ice they were expecting! Tourist is caught trying to smuggle four kilograms of meth hidden "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Not the ice they were expecting! Tourist is caught trying to smuggle four kilograms of meth hidden .

December 15, 2018 at 12:48PM .

The Malaysian national appeared at Perth Magistrates Court on Friday, charged with allegedly importing of 3.9kg of methylamphetamine on October

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6498157/Tourist-caught-trying-smuggle-four-kilograms-meth-hidden-inside-walls-esky.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNG36iNIibEg4R8jSO8SZ2zKJa7nag

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

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17:07

The Bigelow Foundation and Angela Thompson Smith "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Reality Denied

I was recently re-reading John B Alexander's book "Reality Denied." (2017. Anomalist Books, San Antonio, Texas.) In chapter one he relates his experiences working for Robert Bigelow's National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS.) On page four, Alexander writes of Bigelow "...NIDS was not his first foray into supporting PSI research. For a time, Angela Thompson had done work at the Bigelow Foundation..." I wondered just who Angela Thompson was, so conducted some research.

Angela Thompson Smith

Dr Thompson Smith is listed as a member of the advisory board of the Exopolitics Institute.  Here, I found:

"Dr Angela Thompson Smith's primary qualifications were in nursing and social work in the U.K. She gained her BSc in Psychology at the University of Wales, in Cardiff; her M.S. at the Facility of medicine of Manchester University, England and later, her PhD. in Psychology with Saybrook University, San Fransisco, CA. Dr Smith continued her education with united Way of Southern Nevada/UNLV where she completed the certificate in Non-profit management.

Dr Smith has a wide experience of research and management having worked as a research analyst at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and, later as a staff member with the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory, at Princeton University, New jersey. In the southwest, Dr Smith became Research Coordinator with the Bigelow Foundation and taught professional; development courses through the University of Nevada, Adult Continuing Education program.

Following five years as a staff member of PEAR (1987-1992) Dr Smith was employed as Research Coordinator with the Bigelow Foundation (1992-1994.) Prior to The Bigelow Chair in Consciousness Studies at The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), before the Consciousness Research laboratory at UNLV, and before the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) in Las Vegas, there was the Bigelow Foundation. Incidentally, according to the Secretary of Nevada business name search,  NIDS is still listed as an active business name as of 2018.

17:00

The Weekend Quiz December 15-16, 2018 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:

A national government can run a balanced fiscal position (taxes equal spending) over the economic cycle (peak to peak) as long as it accepts that, after all the spending adjustments are exhausted, their strategy will ensure that households and firms overall spend more than they earn that is, run down previous savings or accumulate more net debt.

The answer is False.

Note that this question begs the question as to how the economy might get into this situation that I have described using the sectoral balances framework. But whatever behavioural forces were at play, the sectoral balances all have to sum to zero. Once you understand that, then deduction leads to the correct answer.

The trick in the question is that it invites a confusion between the factual (accounting) statement a government deficit (surplus) equals $-for-$ a non-government surplus (deficit) and the proposition put.

The households and firms overall do not exhaust the non-government sector. So what happens when the governments runs a balanced fiscal position to the private domestic sector balance (the households and firms) depends crucially on what happens to the external sector.

To refresh your memory the balances are derived as follows. The basic income-expenditure model in macroeconomics can be viewed in (at least) two ways: (a) from the perspective of the sources of spending; and (b) from the perspective of the uses of the income produced. Bringing these two perspectives (of the same thing) together generates the sectoral balances.

From the sources perspective we write:

(1) GDP = C + I + G + (X M)

which says that total national income (GDP) is the sum of total final consumption spending (C), total private investment (I), total government spending (G) and net exports (X M).

Expression (1) tells us that total income in the economy per period will be exactly equal to total spending from all sources of expenditure.

We also have to acknowledge that financial balances of the sectors are impacted by net government taxes (T) which includes all tax revenue minus total transfer and interest p...

16:00

Super Injunction Silences News About Vatican Official's Child Molestation Conviction, And That's Bullshit "IndyWatch Feed National"

We've written in the past about things like "super injunctions" in the UK and elsewhere that often put a huge and near absolute gag order on writing about a famous person enmeshed in some sort of scandal, and apparently Australia has such a thing as well -- and it's now scaring off tons of publications from writing about the fact that George Pell, the Vatican's CFO and often called the "3rd most powerful person in the Vatican" was convicted on all charges that he sexually molested choir boys in Australia in the 1990s. However, the press is barred from reporting on it based on one of those gag orders. The Herald Sun in Australia did post a brilliant, Streisand Effect-inducing front page display about how it was being censored from publishing an important story...

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