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Wednesday, 23 November

01:25

Unprecedented "thunderstorm asthma" outbreak in Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

An unprecedented spike in a rare phenomenon called "thunderstorm asthma" was reported in Melbourne, Australia on November 21, 2016 after wild storms swept through the region, abruptly ending one of the city's hottest days of the year. By the day's...... Read more »

00:22

Starting the Movement: ALL CHILDREN MATTER- and Other Facebook Posts DavidShurter.com

I NEED SOME HELP

I want to start organizing protests on the docks of our West Coast shores – DEFENDING CHILDREN. ALL CHILDREN. I want a voice- and I need help. Obviously. So lets brainstorm and come up with something. I want THIS PROTEST to DROWN OUT ALL THE OTHERS.

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I am going to start a movement- Children Matter- or something of the sort- and it is going to be for ALL children- EVERY WHERE. The unborn AND those now alive. In the US- and in THE WORLD. ALL CHILDREN. Maybe that is what I should call it- ALL CHILDREN MATTER.

It is going to be run on the premise of what is the example you want to give to your children. NO STUPID SHIT ALLOWED. you want to go be a freak and get your freak on- there are plenty of other idiots out there to join. This movement is one of GRACE and MEANING.

This is coming people I assure you- this is most definitely coming.

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We need to start protesting on the West Coast docks- in order to shut down shipping- but is ANYONE listening? No. Here is a solid solution to our problems but everyone is just running around- vilifying everyone else for doing the SAME EXACT THING YOU ARE ALL GUILTY FOR. Right now we are proving the Order right- because we are obviously just too stupid to live. THE DOCKS PEOPLE. Shut down shipping- and we will HAVE A VOICE. Or get your stupid asses run over. It isn’t like it isn’t like you are all competing for THE Darwin Award. (And this doesn’t go for ALL of you obviously- but those that it doesn’t- WILL SEE THE LOGIC IN WHAT I AM SAYING). THE DOCKS PEOPLE- WANT TO HAVE A VOICE- THEN I SUGGEST YOU GO WEST.

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Our offshore-men on the West Coast have said that they won’t work if there is a police presence on our docks- so if you REALLY want to affect change- stop marching on the streets and start marching on the docks. Doing so will STOP shipping- and it will hurt our economy immediately. THAT- AND THAT ALONE- will get you a voice. Otherwise- you are going to be drowned out by your own stupidity…

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You know it is funny- growing up with people telling me that I was the anti Christ- I was given physical characteristics to look for when I recognized my “adversary”- the resurrected Christ. I don’t remember much really- but the thing I never forgot is that I would know him because the hair on his chin was white. Only his chin. And it was too be solid white. I don’t know why that always stuck with me- but it did.

I am going to be 50 now in a few weeks, and it is funny- because when I look into the mirror- I see who was supposed to be my adversary- .as the only hair that is white is on my chin. All the rest is dark kinda reddish blonde- including on the rest of my face. And it isn’t age- my hair line is fine- it is just that the h...

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Tuesday, 22 November

22:42

Why Would Anyone Get the Flu Vaccine? The Crazz Files

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by Dr. Brownstein’s
Holistic Medicine

It is beyond belief that I have to continue to write about the problems with the flu vaccine.  … Read More

21:53

Trump’s Withdrawal From TPP Might Make Way for China "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

US President-elect Donald Trump appears with Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson outside the main clubhouse before their meeting at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, US, November 20. Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar

US President-elect Donald Trump appears with Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson outside the main clubhouse before their meeting at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, US, November 20. Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar

Tokyo/Sydney: An Asia-Pacific trade deal stands almost no chance of working now that US President-elect Donald Trump has pulled the plug on it, proponents of the pact said on Tuesday, opening the way for China to assume the leadership mantle on trade.

Japan and Australia expressed their commitment to the pact on Tuesday, hours after Trump vowed to withdraw from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on his first day in office, calling the deal “a potential disaster for our country”.

Trump’s declaration appeared to snuff out any hopes for the deal, a signature trade initiative of President Barack Obama, five years in the making and meant to cover 40% of the world economy.

The TPP, which aims to cut trade barriers in some of Asia’s fastest-growing economies and stretch from Canada to Vietnam, can’t take effect without the US. It requires the ratification of at least six countries accounting for 85% of the combined gross domestic product of the member nations.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said “the TPP would be meaningless without the United States,” even as parliament continued debating ratification and his government vowed to lobby other members to approve it.

Yet even without US ratification, the TPP won’t just die, a senior Japanese official said.

“It just continues in a state of not being in effect,” said Shinpei Sasaki of the cabinet office’s TPP headquarters. “In the future if the United States takes the procedures and it passes Congress, that would satisfy the provisions and the TPP would go into effect.”

Amendi...

21:43

How To Compare Two Boston Law Schools: Suffolk and B.C., Regarding Tsarnaev Gumshoe News

by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB So now we have read the 20 questions about the Tsarnaev case, which is more than enough to show that the case was a crock. We might thus wonder where the well-paid law professors stand on the issue. If you have a son or daughter looking for a law […]

21:23

Jill Hennessy Victoria Health Spread Disinfo Real News Australia

According to a new pamphlet by the Victorian Government it’s safe to inject 100,000 vaccines into a child…AT ONE TIME! By General Maddox. (RealNewsAustralia.com) A pamphlet published by the State Government of Victoria in Australia (pictured below) poses the question to the public, “Can vaccines overwhelm a child’s immune system?” To which they answer, “No, a […]

20:02

Australia - Water fluoridation fight gears up in Kununurra ahead of WA election "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Liberal candidate for the Kimberley, Warren Greatorex standing in front of a flowering bushCandidates for the far north WA seat of Kimberley are supporting opponents to the introduction of fluoride to Kununurra's drinking water ahead of next year's state election, putting them at odds with party policies and mainstream medical research.

Kununurra's drinking water is due to be fluoridated next year, and Health Minister John Day, a former dentist, is a passionate advocate of water fluoridation.

But Liberal candidate Warren Greatorex and Labor MP Josie Farrer both say the community should be allowed to decide whether fluoride is added to the town's water supply.

Mr Greatorex said water fluoridation was detrimental to public health. "I have educated myself on this, there is a bit of science behind it, but from what I can gather it tends to hinder it more than benefit it," he said. "But it comes back to the choice of the people." He said he would fight for the right of Kununurra voters to reject plans for water fluoridation.......

19:55

11 Golden Rules of Militant Vaccine Pushers – Part 2 The Crazz Files

This article (“11 Golden Rules of Vaccine Pushers – Part 2”) is original copyrighted material belonging to Global Freedom Movement and may only be re-posted in FULL, with proper  (clickable) attribution, with all hyperlinks, author bio, and this copyright statement intact at top.

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19:13

Australian PM Turnbull Secures Much-Needed Victory With Labour Bill "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media after a tour of the Australian Maritime Border Command Centre in Canberra, November 13. Credit: AAP/Lukas Coch/via Reuters

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media after a tour of the Australian Maritime Border Command Centre in Canberra, November 13. Credit: AAP/Lukas Coch/via Reuters

Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, whose leadership has been questioned after a series of political setbacks, secured a much-needed legislative victory on Tuesday with the passage of one of the two bills he used to trigger an election this year.

Australia’s Senate, which the government does not control, passed a labour Bill in an early morning sitting that will see greater oversight of trade unions and employer organisations.

Turnbull has seen his poll numbers slide to their lowest levels since he assumed the leadership in September 2015, and his future as the prime minister has been questioned by political commentators as public confidence in the country’s fourth leader in the last six years erodes.

“The government called a double dissolution election on this issue. To end the year without delivery on its set piece reform would have been disastrous for the government,” said Haydon Manning, professor of political science at Flinders University in Adelaide.

Turnbull narrowly secured an election victory in July after he invoked rarely used powers to dissolve both houses of parliament after the upper house Senate repeatedly blocked government legislation on the two bills.

But he has struggled to implement his legislative agenda as his ruling conservative coalition is in the minority in the Senate, requiring Turnbull to win favour with many of the 11 independent senators to pass legislation.

Turnbull led negotiations on the labour Bill with independent senators while in Peru this week attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, lawmakers told Reuters.

The government continues to trail the opposition Labour Party, a Newspoll on Tuesday showed....

18:42

11 Golden Rules of Militant Vaccine Pushers – Part 2 Global Freedom Movement

This article (“11 Golden Rules of Vaccine Pushers – Part 2”) is original copyrighted material belonging to Global Freedom Movement and may only be re-posted in FULL, with proper  (clickable) attribution, with all hyperlinks, author bio, and this copyright statement intact at top. Act with integrity or act not at all.

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By Brendan D. Murphy, co-founder Global Freedom Movement

…continued from Part 1…

5. Attack the messenger not the message. Ad hominem arguments are favourable when the evidence doesn’t support you.

You’ll want to target personalities rather than the substance of their message. Social media skirmishes are a great way to divert pro-choice people’s time and energy away from more constructive pursuits, and drag them down to the level of petty ego battles, hopefully baiting them into saying something juicy that you can screenshot and share with your anti-choice network and the media later, perhaps as bogus “Tweets.” (Hint: Follow the Hennessy Protocol [see Part 1] only if you’re willing to look like a complete fraud when the public starts to uncover the ruse.)

Ad hominem is a fundamental weapon in the pro-vax fundamentalist’s arsenal. Insults, threats, defamation, bullying, etc. are part and parcel of the modus operandi for militant pro-vaxxers and establishment trolls – and they love to work in teams. It’s a technique that seems designed to intimidate people into not...

18:14

Jill Hennessy – Minister of Health Has Outdone herself Again – 100.000 Vaccines At Once Are Safe! The Crazz Files

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Written by Bernie Smith

Jill Hennessy, the health minister for Victoria in Australia, has done it yet again. She has opened herself up to a large liability claim once again.

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17:30

McDonald’s Is Suing Town That Rejects Their Restaurant "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Imagine a huge multinational corporation making products that your town considers so unhealthy they decided not to let the company open up shop. Imagine only 59 people in your town (4%) actually wanting the company to come in, demolish local landmarks, and open their doors. Now imagine that company taking your community to court, to sue for the right to sell their unhealthy products right across from an elementary school, in spite of your town almost unanimously opposing it.

That is exactly what has happened in the Australian town of Tecoma.

Locals describe the town as “a peaceful village in the Dandenong Ranges, 40 kilometres east of Melbourne, with a population of 2085 residents.” In spite of their small numbers, Tecoma activist got the word out and came together with others to gather over 100,000 signatures demanding that McDonalds stay out of town.

Once the signatures were compiled, activists from an organization called BurgerOff flew thousands of miles to the McDonald’s global headquarters just outside of Chicago to deliver the petition and page after page of signatures. Company representatives refused to accept the petition, or pile of signatures. They literally wouldn’t even touch it according to BurgerOff activists.

For years now, activists from BurgerOff and the people of Tecoma focused their opposition to the McDonald’s branch positioning its 24-hour drive-thru location near an elementary school. This, they explained would be “a giant advertisement for junk food” for young children.

Activists in Tecoma have turned to regular protests outside of the site and others nearby, voicing their discontent with the corporation’s plans for the town.

“They sent out a P.R. [public relations] lady and a guy from corporate responsibility,” Garry Muratore, a Tecoma McDonald’s protester said to Australia’s Sunrise Live.

“They wouldn’t touch the actual petition; it was like we were giving them poison. They handed the 7,000 pages [of the petition] to a poor security guard there.”

According to Muratore, McDonalds has been running ads saying that the community is demanding that they set up a location in Tecoma. “That’s a lie that McDonald’s in Australi...

17:22

Military training areas can be important wildlife refuges: new study "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Bombs and biodiversity can go hand in hand, a new study has found. Military training areas — used for the training of armed forces — can maintain biodiversity and even support species threatened with extinction, despite years of repeated bombing, fires and other disturbances, scientists report in a new study published in the journal Biological Conservation. But the effect of the disturbances varies across species, the researchers found. Military training areas are usually large expanse of lands, typically restricted to the public. These lands are generally free from rural or urban development, cultivation, mining, or other resource extraction activities. Such lands are also repeatedly disturbed by bombs, fires, heavy vehicle tracking, and chemical contamination due to weapons testing and training. [caption id="attachment_191120" align="aligncenter" width="768"] The Weasel Skink was more common in recently burned locations within the Beecroft Weapons Range. Photo by Matt Clancy. Source: Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC BY 2.0.[/caption] Scientists have previously suggested that military training areas create habitats both for species that prefer undisturbed lands and those that need disturbed areas. But studies that quantify the impacts of such areas on different groups of animals have been few, David B Lindenmayer, a Professor at the Australian National University, told Mongabay. At the invitation of Australia’s Department of Defense, Lindenmayer and his colleagues, undertook such a study at the Beecroft Weapons Range, a military training area located about 135 kilometers (~84 miles) south of Sidney in New South Wales. Beecroft Weapons Range has been used for weapons training…

17:01

Bodies as Propaganda: The US-Australia Refugee Agreement "IndyWatch Feed War"

It all has a hurried sense to it.  With the offshore detention system running into troubles, the Australian government has had to find ways to get rid of the human residents it has promised never to settle in the country. This highly dubious policy, far more than anything Donald Trump could ever wish for, entrenches a further wall of imperviousness to refugee claims from those travelling by boat to Australia.

Max Chalmers provides a neat survey of the quagmire of cruelty that has unfolded over the years.

Three years after the initiation of Operation Sovereign Borders, four years after Australia recommended the transfer of refugees to Nauru, and 15 years after John Howard ground people rescued by the Tampa into political capital, Australia’s refugee policy remains a mess of contradictions.

This pickle has found form in what has been deemed a “one off” deal with the United States.  Desperate to move refugees off the Manus Island facility after the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea gave it a legal drubbing, officials in Canberra were keen to find a country – almost any other country – to take them.

The Obama administration has provided a helping hand, when it might have done better telling its small, insular ally that they would be far better actually taking the refugees themselves. But the modern economy of refugee swamps, resettlement and movement is specifically designed to evade the now less than holy United Nations Refugee Convention.

Last Friday, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed the nature of the agreement:

I can now confirm that the government has reached a further third-country settlement arrangement for refugees presently in the regional processing centres.  The agreement is with the United States.

According to the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, referrals from the UN refugee agency would be considered.

We are going to work to protect vulnerable refugees around the world, and we’ll share that responsibility with our friends in the regions that are most affected by this challenge.

Australia hardly counts as being affected, but we live in post-truth times.

Speed was of the essence, though even here, contradictions proved gaping.  For Turnbull, the deal is being made with the Obama administration, and worries about the incoming president are irrelevant.  But the polemics of the President-elect have worried the deal makers, giving the impression that much of this is a theatrical gesture for domestic consumption.

A Donald Trump administration might have frowned upon the arrangement and repudiated it. This is irrespective of the curren...

13:41

I Moved to Morocco and Gave Up Drinking Global Hobo

I used to drink ridiculous amounts of alcohol. From the ages of 18 to 22 it heavily shaped my identity and gave a human structure to my self-confidence. I was funnier, sexier and cooler when I drank. When you live your whole life in societies with ingrained drinking cultures, you don’t know anything else.

As a child growing up in Kathmandu I saw my fathers and uncles get grossly drunk at every party, holding on to tree branches and huge decorative vases for balance, while my mothers and aunties smiled uncomfortably and turned their faces away. I swore to myself I would never touch alcohol when I became an adult.

Then I moved to Melbourne at 16 and entered the world of sickly sweet alcopops and clubs being revered as the Holy Place any teenager worthy of admiration should pray at. I have a theory that universities are funded by alcohol companies, because binge drinking was an unspoken compulsory course and your attendance had to be at least 80 percent. I binge drank roughly three times a week, kissed a lot of mistakes and laughed through horrific hangovers as an essential part of growing up.

Once I left university, the social pressure to drink regularly only increased. I graduated from five litre boxed wine to espresso martinis and Italian Sangiovese. I drank with class and I drank to make it through the week. Alcohol turned from an icky liquid that made life incredibly more fun to a delicious, gourmet art that made life more tolerable. Seeing friends after work involved a weekday drink, by Wednesday I needed a glass of wine to make it to Friday, and by Friday I needed to reward myself for my perseverance the last five days. Unhealthy drinking habits have become a rite of passage for western young adults that turns into dependence and social lubricant for the rest of our lives but it does not have to be this way.

Suddenly I saw a hamster wheel in front of me. Society was the over-enthusiastic scientist who would reward me if I peddled just a little bit and raised my little paw with a little cash. Going to birthdays, weddings and work events meant I would be rewarded for free! The only way to escape the wheel was to gnaw through the bitter density and jump from my cage into the unknown.

So I did that. I said goodbye to the wheel, got on four planes, and arrived in Morocco, a country whose identity is entwined with Islam. Alcohol is not illegal in Morocco, but it is forbidden in Islam. I set an intention to not touch alcohol while living there.

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Since I turned 18, the longest I’d gone without a drink had been three weeks, and that was only due to extreme illness. Today, I am almost 25 and am two months sober...

13:22

The War On The Law: Who’s Afraid Of Green Lawfare? New Matilda

Government and media are trying to have their environmental vandal cake, and eat it too. Nicola Silbert explains.

As the canon of court cases regarding the Adani Coalmine continue to expand, the commentary surrounding these cases is becoming more venomous.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders recently noted the ‘vitriolic’ language used to refer to environmental litigation.

The frequent accusations of ‘Green Lawfare’ asserted by politicians and the media is the clearest example of this vitriolic language. But these people mustn’t be looking too closely – because the whole concept of ‘Green Lawfare’ falls to pieces under the slightest scrutiny.

sparkke-new-matilda-vAccusations of ‘lawfare’ claim that environmental defenders have an improper purpose for bringing a case to the courts. The word itself is problematic as the ‘law’ implies a legitimate means of defending one’s interests. But playing with the word ‘warfare’ suggests that environmental groups are insidious outsiders with interests that conflict with the democratic system.

Although some activists like to use war-like language, the analogy here is being used to alienate the public by portraying environmental groups as unlawful. Such tension as implied between this perceived unlawfulness and the law as a legitimate method of defence is irreconcilable in the Australian context.

Those using the concept of ‘lawfare’ present themselves as ardent protectors of the court system, preventing it from the abuse and wastage of malicious tree-huggers. But in doing so, they undermine the very system which they purport to defend.

Ignoring the incredible hypocrisy of such attacks, they ridicule the Australian Courts’ complex structure, which is designed to prevent abuse of process. They are not only attacking environmental groups, but attacking the court system itself as failing to dismiss improper claims.

The notion that politicians must rush to the aid of the judiciary in stopping environmental cases is not only incorrect, it is embarrassing to the judicial system.

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13:13

Child sex abuse crimes 'going unpunished' in Malaysia "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Most complaints of child sexual abuse in Malaysia do not lead to successful prosecutions. According to classified data Malaysian police compiled and shared with Reuters, 12,987 cases of child sexual abuse were reported to police between January 2012 and July of this year. Charges were filed in 2,189 cases, resulting in just 140 convictions. No details were disclosed in the cases where there were convictions. Child rights advocates have long pushed the government to publicly disclose data on child sexual abuse to increase awareness so action can be taken to address what they call a growing problem. A veil was lifted in June when a British court handed Richard Huckle 22 life sentences for abusing up to 200 babies and children, mostly in Malaysia, and sharing images of his crimes on the dark web. Child sexual abuse data ... is protected under Malaysia’s Official Secrets Act. The government provides data on child abuse only at the request of a member of parliament. In 17 years of operation, PS the Children, Malaysia’s biggest NGO dealing with child abuse, has seen zero convictions on the cases it has handled, its founder Madeleine Yong told Reuters. Malaysia does not have a law specifically prohibiting child pornography and defines rape narrowly as penile penetration. Australian detectives who investigate paedophiles in the region believe Malaysia has become one of Southeast Asia’s biggest centres for the transmission of child pornography on the Internet.

Note: Watch an excellent segment by Australia's "60-Minutes" team "Spies, Lords and Predators" on a pedophile ring in the UK which leads to the highest levels of government. A second suppressed documentary, "Conspiracy of Silence," goes even deeper into this topic in the US. For more, see concise summaries of deeply revealing sexual abuse scandal news articles from reliable major media sources.

13:06

Truth: executed by political consensus Overland literary journal

Of all the improbable things that we are being asked to believe, it seems a growing number of people are settling for the idea that Macedonian teenagers posing as journalists and agents of Vladimir Putin posing as internet commenters swung the US presidential election for Donald Trump. It was fake news who done it, making commentators declare that Mark Zuckerberg could well be the most dangerous person on the planet.

12:43

Disgoverning Australia: How To Pretend You’re In Charge While Promoting Anarchy New Matilda

As more and more people grow tired of neoliberalism, Geoff Davies looks at the features of a system that pretends to govern.

No, not discovering and not mis-governing, dis-governing: deliberately disrupting the governance of Australia, in the same way that disinformation is the deliberate spreading of false information.

You would never guess Australia is a very fortunate country in a very fortunate situation if you listened only to the ragings and prattlings of the political mainstream. We have abundant resources, innovative, educated and diverse people, diverse land, a still-reasonable climate and no significant threats. We ought, indeed, to be relaxed and comfortable, and we can easily afford to ensure nobody is in serious want.

We can easily afford to be tolerant, compassionate and considered in how we deal with each other and the world. We can make a good and honest living for ourselves without ruining the land or begging foreigners to do it for us.

Instead we are in a lather of fear about a small number of helpless refugees who might show up on our inhospitable northern shores, even as we ship in small floods of immigrants to our crowded cities, at great cost and inconvenience.

We fear a smaller number of radicals, both pro- and anti-Islam, that we incite through our folly. We are divided and acrimonious. We have poor and dispossessed, we fear for our jobs and our future, and we seem to think the country is in dire straits.

Our leadership must take much of the responsibility for this. For much of Australia’s short history our leadership has been second rate, as Donald Horne argued, lacking courage and vision, more interested in serving the powerful at home and abroad.

Lately the parties have become so inward-looking, so pre-occupied with gaining and holding power, so farcical in their machinations that their performance in government has been third rate.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten during his party's 2016 election campaign launch.Opposition leader Bill Shorten during his party’s 2016 election campaign launch.

However there is also a new influence at work. Our governments are not just incompetent, not just corrupt, not just obsessed with power for personal gratification. Behind the farce is a simple agenda that is not commonly perceived, recognised or named.

Disgovernance is not the same as corruption, though that is a major scourge. That there is corruption in our political system has been increasingly...

12:21

My Opinion of the Podesta Emails, “Pizzagate”, and Cathy O’Brien DavidShurter.com

I have had a lot of questions posed with my stance on these Podesta emails and this whole ‘pizzagate” thang and so it is time that I just write out what I think.

Flat out- I think that there is some truth in those emails- but it is inundated with so much bullshit that it is impossible for anyone who isn’t in the “know” to know what is real and what isn’t. It isn’t just that this idea that they are painting Luciferian symbols of blood on their walls is ludicrous- but it is ALSO that this group DOES NOT talk in code- they absolutely DO NOT leave a paper trail- and the thought that this group- who has had hidden the truth of all of this SO WELL and for SO LONG- would fuck up in such a way borders on the truly absurd. Actually- it CROSSES that border and has actually taken up shop in la la land in my opinion.

I mean, are you fucking kidding me?

And afterwards- the Bohemian Grove and the ranch that Scalia was murdered at and Jeffery Epstein’s pedophile child rape island and Jerry Sandusky’s child foundation with its allegations of child rape and trafficking will ALL be considered fake. Just like what happened in the 80’s after McMartin pre-school- when they all made these same allegations disappear in the same manner.

It is the SAME game- just a little different. But it is still being played with the SAME desired outcome. And everyone is just buying into it but the question is- when they come out as fake- what will they do then?

There IS truth in these emails- but now what is happening is that “survivor” Cathy O’Brien is being promoted to talk about her allegations about Hillary Clinton raping her. This is a planned contingency and is ALSO being manipulated and used to try and quash this- although if I were O’Brien- I would play my hand carefully- esp. considering that the Clinton’s like to KILL their threats as well as their friends.

Of course- my question is- how is it that Cathy O’Brien has been able to go completely unscathed by these people as an advocate? And AS an advocate- who has been in the field at a very coincidental time- like just a little befor...

12:20

Senate passes union regulator bill after cross bench betrayal The Pen

Contributed by Ugly The Senate has passed the Turnbull government’s registered organisations commission bill. It is one of the industrial relations bills that triggered the...

The post Senate passes union regulator bill after cross bench betrayal appeared first on The Pen.

12:18

AWPC: No proper fauna surveys before rezoning land for housing "IndyWatch Feed World"

This week Craig Thomson, President of the Australian Wildlife Protection Council, is working on a submission to oppose the rezoning of Melbourne Water land in Rosebud South. Unfortunately he has run into problems getting appropriate ecological information about the site. He wonders if the State Government and Melbourne water have deliberately made the ecological report unavailable. The fauna report relies solely on a habitat assessment and a desktop study for threatened species.

AWPC President, Mr Thomson, says that the absence of on ground fauna surveys is very alarming that there was no on ground fauna surveys. He asks,

"Is this now what happens when the state government tries to fast track rezoning crown land for commercial profit. Or, worse, has it become common practice? It seems like a little of both. Either way this lack of survey will miss the Eastern grey kangaroos, koalas, swamp wallabies and echidnas that survive on this urban fringe. It also misses the potential for threatened species to be present on site. Any potential development on this site could be the difference between extinction or survival of local biodiversity."

"That is is not good enough."

See the information provided below. For more about the site go to http://www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/planning/about-planning/planning-services-directory/fast-track-government-land-service/181-jetty-road,-rosebud.

How to make a submission

All submissions must be directed to the Advisory Committee and will be treated as public documents.  If you would like to make a presentation at the Public Hearing, you must make a written submission and complete the relevant section of the online form.


                 Make your submission and comments here before 9 December 2016                  

ABZECO Biodiversity Assessment Report...

11:33

Super funds start to consider agriculture investments "IndyWatch Feed World"

21 Nov 2016 | The AustralianThe notorious reluctance of Australian superannuation funds to invest in agriculture because of perceptions it is too risky, volatile and low-return may be slowly changing, according to key farm and food industry players.

11:02

Canada set to phase out coal-fired power by 2030 The Pen

The following article by  Ethan Lou in Toronto and was published by Reuters and because it related to the decision by Canada to phase out...

The post Canada set to phase out coal-fired power by 2030 appeared first on The Pen.

10:30

Tsunami off Fukushima, Japan "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video is called Fukushima BREAKING NEWS; NOV. 22 2016 Tsunami Warning issued at FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN.

From ABC in Australia today:

Japan earthquake: Tsunami after quake strikes off Fukushima

Updated 13 minutes ago

A major earthquake has struck off the coast of Fukushima in north-east Japan, triggering a tsunami as residents were urged to flee to higher ground.

Key points:

Earthquake was first recorded as magnitude-7.3, later downgraded to 6.9
The first waves have made landfall, bigger waves are expected to hit the coast
The region is the same that was devastated in 2011, triggering a nuclear crisis

Waves of up to 90 centimetres were recorded about an hour after the 6:00am (local time) earthquake, but public broadcaster NHK warned: “We are going to observe much higher tsunamis.”

Authorities also warned of a tidal rip-current in some areas, meaning a larger wave could be building out to sea.

The tsunami alert predicted waves up to three metres high following the quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 but was later downgraded to 6.9 by the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake’s epicentre was at a depth of about 10 kilometres, off the coast of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which suffered a triple meltdown after the earthquake and tsunami which struck in 2011.

Tsunami waves have reached the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. The operator of the plant said there were no abnormalities observed at the plant, NHK said.

NHK urged people to evacuate immediately, reminding them of the 2011 disaster that killed about 18,000 people.

“Please remember the...

10:11

Journalism Is A Tough Gig In The Era Of Post-Truth And Fake News New Matilda

Confidence in the media has long been low, but can we really afford a society without truth and balance, asks Dr Johan Lidberg.

The Oxford Dictionaries recently coined ‘post-truth’ the 2016 word of the year. The definition according to Oxford Dictionaries is ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.’

This poses major challenges for journalism whose main currency is seeking to report as factually and truthfully as possible (there is of course no such thing as absolute truth as it depends on your initial point of view). If your audience is not prepared to listen to and consider facts, what is then the point in spending months on researching and uncovering hidden truths and facts?

Based on this, blaming the media and journalists for the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump is too simplistic and partly unfair. Sure, the media did play a role in not taking Trump seriously and giving him oodles of free air-time. And British journalists may not have picked up on the divides in the UK leading up to the Brexit vote. But there was also a lot of in-depth reporting and fact checking.

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After each debate between Clinton and Trump the list of misrepresentations and outright lies by Trump (and to a much lesser extent Clinton) were listed on the big news sites, but we know now that the public clearly disregarded this in droves.

This is something new. Fact checks, when they came to renewed prominence a few elections ago, used to be very important tools for the voters when they made up their mind. Lying or misrepresenting was not ok back then. It is now. There are many possible reasons why some sections of the public have turned off facts:

  • The growing economic divides in society are finally catching up with the politicians, which means the voters will vote for anyone they think can provoke change regardless of who it is and what they say. There are deeply disturbing historical precedents as to where this may lead. The most troubling examples can be found in Europe during the 1930s.
  • The media has turned their audiences off facts by focussing too much on ‘click bait’ stories such as cat videos and gossip journalism.
  • A lack of serious engagement between the media and its audiences – the public feels it is not being listened to by the media, so why trust it?

There are probably also...

09:51

Judith Sloan pushes against immigrants The Pen

Contributed from Victoria The debate over growing instability in Australian politics continues to gain ground. Not that there’s any real disagreement about its being real....

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09:28

Don’t swallow reef/coal lie: ex reef chief National News – Echonetdaily

Politicians are lying when they say a coal industry can co-exist with the Great Barrier Reef. Photo AAP Image/Supplied by Greenpeace, Dean Miller)

Politicians are lying when they say a coal industry can co-exist with the Great Barrier Reef. Photo AAP Image/Supplied by Greenpeace, Dean Miller)

Australians are being fed a lie by self-serving politicians who say the country can have a coal industry and the reef too, the former head of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority says.

Graeme Kelleher was head of the reef-protection authority for 16 years and he’s disgusted by Australia’s approval of Adani’s new mega-coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.

He hopes UNESCO, which will be briefed on Australia’s reef management efforts next month, will reject Canberra’s claim that it’s doing enough to protect the World Heritage-listed ecosystem.

“They are not. They are doing the opposite,” Mr Kelleher told AAP on Monday.

“To threaten the reef, for the sake of short-term profits, is to me absolutely despicable.”

Mr Kelleher, who’s supporting a new Greenpeace petition demanding a ban on new coal mines, says Australians must not swallow the political lie that the reef and the coal industry can co-exist.

“We’ve lost 50 per cent of the coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef in the last 30 years and the main cause of that is the burning of fossil fuels,” he said.

“I sincerely hope UNESCO rejects the claim that the government is doing enough.”

Earlier this year, the Australian and Queensland governments released the first annual report on the implementation of a 35-year plan to safeguard the reef.

Australia is relying on its Reef 2050 Plan to convince the UNESCO to keep the Great Barrier Reef off its list of World Heritage sites in danger, and has to provide an official status update to the UN body next month.

But many scientists have savaged the plan, saying it’s designed to address water quality problems and studiously avoids addressing climate change threats to the reef.

Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg met with UNESCO Secretary General Irina Bokova earlier this month, and provided a verbal update on “Australia’s significant progress in implementing the Reef 2050 Plan”.

A spokesman for the minister said Australia was on track...

09:26

Survey shows Trump, Brexit effect in Aust National News – Echonetdaily

President-elect Donald Trump. (AAP)

President-elect Donald Trump. (AAP)

The unrest that’s driven the election of Donald Trump and the UK’s shock Brexit decision could be bubbling away in Australia.

That’s the finding of a new survey showing quality of government and politicians is the second biggest problem facing Australia.

It’s ranked higher than terrorism and national security, immigration concerns and health and education, according to the latest annual mapping social cohesion report from The Scanlon Foundation on Tuesday.

The economy and unemployment consistently ranks as the top problem and 2016 was no different, although the number of people who ranked it number one was down five per cent.

More than 30 per cent believe the system of government needs major change.

The survey of 1500 Australians also found a significant increase in the number of people reporting discrimination because of their race or religion, rising from 15 per cent in 2015 to 20 per cent in 2016 – the highest proportion since the survey began nine years ago.

Overall, social cohesion has fallen, to 89.3 from 92.5 in 2015.

But report author Professor Andrew Markus insists Australia’s “Trump” elements remain at the margins.

Australia is more like Canada and New Zealand at the moment than the US and UK, he says.

‘People are looking at the American election and what happened in the UK with Brexit and they’re asking if that’s happening here,’ he told AAP.

‘What about Canada? Is there much turmoil there? The answer would be no.

‘What about New Zealand? It seems to be reasonably stable except for the earthquakes.’

The report also found 80 per cent of Australians support euthanasia for people suffering terminal illness.

It found 83 per cent support medicinal marijuana, 67 per cent support marriage equality and 70 per cent support reduced reliance on coal for electricity.

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09:24

ABC miserable and racist: Noel Pearson National News – Echonetdaily

Cape York leader Noel Pearson. (supplied)

Cape York leader Noel Pearson. (supplied)

Indigenous leader Noel Pearson has criticised the ABC as ‘miserable’, ‘racist’ and a perpetrator of the ‘soft bigotry of low expectations’.

Speaking at the launch of a biography of former prime minister Paul Keating, Pearson also criticised “ignorant ministers” ,”malign bureaucrats” and “provincial apparatchiks” who he says ruin promising reforms “aided and abetted” by the media.

‘Not the least the country’s miserable, racist national broadcaster: a spittoon’s worth of perverse people willing the wretched to fail,’ he said in Sydney on Monday.

‘They need blacks to remain aliened from mothers’ bosoms, incarcerated in legions, leading short lives of grief and tribulation – because if it were not so, against whom could they direct their soft bigotry of low expectations?’

‘About whom could they report of misery and bleeding tragedy?’

In a statement, the ABC said it provided more indigenous coverage than any other Australian media outlet and covered the everyday experiences of communities.

It also said it had given a platform to a range of indigenous commentators, including Mr Pearson, to “canvass issues like welfare dependency, alcohol abuse and violence against women”.

‘The ABC has also been at the forefront in recognising indigenous talent,’ it said.

‘These initiatives have delivered programs including the award-winning series Redfern Now and Gods of Wheat Street and the recent hiring of journalist Stan Grant, whom Mr Pearson has described as “speaking for black Australia”.

Mr Pearson is a lawyer, academic and activist, who played a large role in the establishment of the Cape York Land Council in 1990.

‘Between Quadrant’s hard bigotry of prejudice from the right and the ABC’s soft bigotry of low expectations on the left, lies the common ground of mutual racism,’ he said on Monday.

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09:23

Latest Japan Earthquake Predicted Again by Dutchsinse (Video) Real News Australia

Dutch has a habit of predicting these big quakes at least a day or two in advance by consummately tracking tectonic movement on a daily basis.  Watch here… Filed under: International-news, Weather Tagged: dutchsinse, earthquake, Header1, Japan, quake

09:21

Ham-fisted environment minister ‘drowning in denial’ National News – Echonetdaily

 

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt. File photo

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt. File photo

Greens Climate Change & Energy spokesperson Adam Bandt said Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg is drowning in denial on the threat that rising sea levels poses to Australian homes, businesses and infrastructure following the minister’s appalling response to a question from Mr Bandt in Question Time yesterday.

‘The US government has warned us that seas are on track to rise by 1.5 metres by 2050 due to rapid warming of the polar regions, which would cause unprecedented damage to our homes, businesses and infrastructure,’ Mr Bandt said.

‘Yet the Environment and Energy Minister is drowning in denial about the threat that sea level rise poses to Australians and our way of life.’

‘The Minister’s ham-fisted performance betrays a man desperate not to answer questions of detail about his portfolio.

‘Unable or unwilling to answer the question, the Minister repeated his same old talking points and ultimately resorted to personal attacks.

‘By the time a child born today reaches her thirties, she’d live in a world where the sea is 1.5 metres higher than it is now, if the US government is right.

‘The Greens are the only people in Parliament taking the science and threats posed by climate damage seriously.

‘Regardless of the Minister’s views about climate change, sea level rise is a fact and the government is doing nothing to prepare.

‘The Greens will not let strong action on global warming slip off the agenda.’

Mr Bandt’s full question is as follows:

‘At the recent global climate summit, the US climate envoy said because of rapid melting in Antarctica, current levels of global warming can see 1.5m of sea level rise by 2050.

‘Even if the world stopped all pollution tomorrow, by the time a child born today reaches her 30s she would live in a world where the sea is 1.5m higher than now.

This isn’t a Green group or climate activists saying this, it’s the US Government.

Given our coastal capital cities, what would be the impacts on Australian’s homes, businesses and infrastructure if sea levels rise by 1. 5m?’

The post...

08:49

Don’t repeat the failures of the TPP in other agreements AFTINET

Donald Trump didn’t kill the TPP. His opposition was only the final blow which came at the end of more than six years of criticism of the TPP in the US, Australia and other TPP countries by public health, environment, church, union and other community groups. Their criticism was based on human rights and environmental values which were the opposite of those expressed by Trump during his campaign. These critics were not against trade itself but against unfair trade deals. The TPP’s death should teach us some key lessons about future trade policy.

Firstly, the TPP was not mainly about traditional trade issues like tariffs. Australia already has free trade agreements and low tariffs with all but three of the 12 TPP countries. Nor was it going to deliver on promises of jobs and growth. Economic studies showed hardly any economic benefit to Australia. Rather, most of the TPP’s 30 chapters laid out rules which increased rights for global corporations and restricted future governments from regulating them in the public interest.

The TPP gave global companies the right to bypass national courts and sue governments for millions of dollars in unfair international tribunals over health and environmental regulation. It extended monopolies on biologic medicines for an additional three years, delaying cheaper versions of those medicines, which would have cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars per year. It also entrenched copyright monopolies. Chapters on services reduced the ability of future governments to regulate essential services.  The TPP increased the numbers of temporary migrant workers who are vulnerable to exploitation, without testing if local workers were available.

The Productivity Commission criticised the TPP’s inclusion of corporate rights t...

08:47

Suffering From His Own Success, Donald Trump’s Downfall Begins New Matilda

Donald Trump made some big promises during his run at the US presidency. Now, reality is starting to bite, writes Xannon Shirley.

Trump is in a terrible position now that he has won. He is hated by half the population and lost the popular vote. The people who did vote for him were promised that he would make their economic/social/racial dreams come true almost overnight. He promised the working class they would ‘become sick of winning’.

But he can’t deliver on his golden promises, which are now weights tied around his neck. Not for lack of trying, but because his political inexperience has hidden the details of political reality from him. It’s one thing to accurately criticize a broken system and expose its flaws; Trump (like Abbott and the leaders of the UK’s Brexit movement) has been an emotive critic of the status quo and masterfully ridden a wave of public dissatisfaction all the way the power.

But now he is the power. And, as he is already discovering, it’s another task entirely to create and install a better system and prove that it can work.

Lets take a quick glance at just a few areas where his promises contradict each other and/or clash with global reality.

 

The economy

Trump constantly mentioned three aspects of economic reality he wished to address.

  1. Americans needs more tax cuts.
  2. The nation has to reduce its national debt (currently sitting around $18 trillion mark).
  3. Much more of the budget needs to be spent on the US military.

One does not need to be an economist to understand how these assertions contradict each other. A nation cannot reduce its debt by collecting less tax- unless it cuts spending. Trump wants to increase military spending exponentially. The chilling reality is that America already exhausts more than half its national budget on ‘military spending’ ($598.5 billion). Take a look at 2015’s national vs military budget here.

He won’t be able to cut taxes, increase military spending and reverse the national debt.

 

“Draining the swamp”

Trump cannot ‘drain the swamp’ (rid Washington of the ‘political elite’) because the US is run by politicians who are owned by corporations, and those corporations demand maximum profit regardless of who the president is.

Lobbyists will continue to lobby regardless of whom they are lobbying to. Furthermore the staff he is gathering for his cabinet are already tied to corporate interests – look into Chris Christie’s links to big business for a start.

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08:46

APEC: Lots of trade talk but no clear path forward AFTINET

22 November 2016: There were a lot of different media reports flying around about the future of the TPP during the APEC meeting in Lima over the weekend. Here’s our explainer:
 
1) The TPP remains dead (for now)
 
Malcolm Turnbull and Barak Obama continued to talk up the TPP at APEC, despite the US’ ratification of the TPP now being in Donald Trump’s hands.
 
Trump’s opposition to the TPP was a strong part of his election campaign. Of course, that doesn’t mean he can’t change his mind. Trump could eventually negotiate some changes and then try to push it through. However, there’s not much chance of that happening in the foreseeable future.
 
There’s also been talk of a TPP without the US, but that would require changes to the deal. Currently the TPP can’t come into force until the US has ratified it. It’s also extremely unlikely that the remaining 11 countries would agree to keep the deal as is without the US.
 
2) RCEP is the next mega-trade deal for the Asia Pacific
 
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)  which includes China, but not the US, is the next mega trade deal for the Asia Pacific region. It currently involves all the ASEAN countries plus China, Japan, India, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
 
This deal is being negotiated in secret with the aim to conclude negotiations by next year. Because of t...

08:20

Refugees And Free Speech In The Post-Truth Era New Matilda

Australia’s deal-making on refugees speaks volumes about how free a nation we really are, writes Kellie Tranter.

How dangerous things have become in an era marked by post-truth. As opposed to appeals to the heart, objective facts are no longer able to influence public opinion. Look no further than Australia’s offshore detention program in post-truth terms.

It is difficult to fathom how a system could be touted publicly as an international success story when it dehumanises and tortures; costs $500,000 per person per year; is marked by untendered contracts and preferential deals; blocks journalists and lawyers; directs government officials and detention staff to publicly refer to asylum seekers as illegal arrivals and as detainees; raids offices of contractors and surveills doctors, and has been criticised in copious reports as being in breach of international laws.

Unpersons was a description by George Orwell of people erased from society, the present, the universe, and existence. A person taken out of books, photographs, and articles so that no trace of them is found in the present anywhere. That’s one objective of Australia’s refugee policies.

It’s not about human rights, peace and security and development. It’s about dehumanising and then using these unpersons as trading chips in deal making, trading refugees for money.

Children locked up in immigration detention on Nauru, August 2016. This image is courtesy of Mums 4 Refugees.Children locked up in immigration detention on Nauru, August 2016. This image is courtesy of Mums 4 Refugees.

Article 3(a) of the Smuggling Protocol defines ‘smuggling of migrants’ as the procurement, in order to obtain, directly or indirectly, a financial or other material benefit, of the illegal entry of a person into a State Party of which the person is not a national or a permanent resident.

People smugglers know how to get through borders whether with people, drugs or arms. Of course “illegal” is a matter of definition, but what then is the business model or the appropriate characterisation for a State Party engaged in the ‘swapping’ of refugees?

Could it be the transfer of dehumanised and tortured unpersons from one State Party to another for domestic political purposes and/or to receive substantial sums of money or trade advantages?

Details surrounding the Turnbull Government’s plans to participate in a US-led program to re-settle Central American refugees currently in a resettlement centre in Costa Rica are scarce.

We know that it’s a one off refugee deal. Numbers unknown. It will prioritise families. If rejected, refugees will be offered a 20-year Naur...

06:30

Guys Meet This 39Years Old Real-Life Vampire Who Drinks Blood From Her Boyfriend's Body & Avoids Sunlight "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Hmmm.. There is absolutely nothing one won't get to see/read online.. Hmmm.. Like a creature of the night – this woman developed a thirst for blood when she was 12 and has avoided sunlight for 20 years. 

Australian make-up artist, Georgina Condon, has a rare disorder, called thalassemia, and needs blood once a week. 

But instead of a regular transfusion, she sucks it from her boyfriend.

The high from drinking blood is as good as sex.

'I would put them on par. It is mainly arousal and joy,' she said.
‘There is a reason that most vampire shows combine the two. It is a form of high that can’t be exactly described,’ she told DailyMailAustralia.

The 39-year-old has faux fangs especially made for her, but rarely uses them.

Instead, her boyfriend, Zamael, cuts a wound on his body using a sterile razor so Georgina can feed.

I try on a weekly basis but it is hard on him and we don’t have a set time such as ‘dinner time’ that would be strange,’ she said.

The couple met at a Bloodlust Ball in Brisbane three years ago.
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06:11

Australian Government Pushes for Bitcoin Accounting Standards "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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The Australian government’s financial reporting standards agency is pushing for international action in the area of digital currencies.

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05:58

Australian Government Pushes for Bitcoin Accounting Standards "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Australian government’s financial reporting standards agency is pushing for international action in the area of digital currencies.

Source

05:43

Donations To The Clinton Foundation Plummet As Family’s Political Clout Evaporates "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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During the recent US presidential campaign season, there was no shortage of controversy as both candidates were regularly embroiled in scandals regarding their financial dealings and other questionable acts. Wikileaks, through its releases of emails tied to Clinton insiders, focused much more attention on Hillary Clinton’s scandals as mountains of evidence began to emerge exposing the corruption inherent in her political career and her family’s “charitable” foundation. The Clinton Foundation became so controversial that it even made its way onto the presidential debate stage, with Clinton’s opponent and now-President Elect Donald Trump threatening to hire a special prosecutor to investigate the foundation’s financial dealings.

Some of the chief allegations surrounding the foundation was its facilitation of Clinton’s “pay-to-play” dealings that occurred while Clinton was both a private citizen and US Secretary of State. In one egregious example, the King of Morocco “donated” $12 million to the Clinton Foundation in return for a meeting with Hillary, ultimately resulting in a $157 million weapons deal for the African monarchy only a few months later. Though the Clinton’s have long maintained that the foundation is a simple, innocent charity not connected to political favors, new post-election evidence is painting a different picture.

With Clinton’s loss, her family is effectively out of politics and their reputation stained by the numerous scandals that appeared during the campaign. As the family’s political clout dries up, so to has their foundation’s donations, suggesting that these donations were not for charitable purposes and instead for political favors and access. Prior the election, the wealthy Norwegian government was previously the donation’s third largest donor after Australia and Saudi Arabia. Between 2007-2013, N...

05:10

Emergency services in Melbourne, Australia declare 'major disaster' after mass 'unprecedented thunderstorm asthma' event "IndyWatch Feed World"

A massive thunderstorm has caused an outbreak of asthma so severe emergency services in Melbourne ran out of ambulances to help those in need. The enormous storm, which hit the Victorian capital at around 6pm on Monday, is believed to have led to a large scale occurrence of 'thunderstorm asthma' - where pollen and irritants swept into the air by the storm affect asthma sufferers. In what was described as a 'major disaster', Triple Zero was so swamped by calls that Ambulance Victoria ran out of ambulances to help people. It forced police officers and GPs to swing into action and help asthma sufferers across the city, The Age reports. The head of Victoria's health services said he'd never seen an incident like it in more than 40 years as a paramedic. 'Every ambulance and ambulance manager was recalled,' Paul Holman said. 'It was an unprecedented night.

02:07

“Pizzagate”, Cathy O’brien, and the Gaslighting Concerning Devil Worship DavidShurter.com

So those who are going on and on about “pizzagate” and Cathy Obrien- when this all comes out as fake- and you realize that you are being gas lighted- will you all decide that child abuse and devil worship is fake to “save face”? Because that is what is coming. Killer clowns, Ebola, zika, etc. etc. etc.- and each and every time we figure it is going to bring different results. Why do they do this shit constantly? Probably because IT WORKS EVERY TIME.

They DON’T talk in code- they DON’T leave a paper trail- they DON’T paint symbols in blood in their houses. The only thing I can say about this is that you guys watch WAY to much TV. If they DID leave a paper trail- wouldn’t we have found one with Epstein? The ranch Scalia was murdered at? Jerry Sandusky’s 2nd Mile High Club? But you are all CONVINCED that this shit with the Clinton’s and this Podesta crap is real. But when it comes out as fake- EVERYTHING will be dismissed. JUST AS IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN IN THE PAST.

01:35

Australia Legalizes Medical Marijuana Across The Entire Continent "IndyWatch Feed World"

Australia has made become the first entire continent to legalise marijuana, after their Parliament took a vote on Wednesday. Australia, with a population of around 23 million has followed several states in the U.S. and decided to decriminalise the use of marijuana. The amendments were made to their Narcotic Drugs Act,which means legal cannabis farms and the distribution of marijuana products

Monday, 21 November

23:04

Report to Attorney General George Brandis QC the Defamation of Ray Neal Michael Smith News

Dear Attorney General, I write on a matter of urgency. Iago: Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches...

22:58

Refugees sending your tax dollars overseas? Corporate Australia

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So what's the deal with the advertising slogan to Australia for people smugglers?

Is Australia touted as a 'charity'?

Do they say that the Australian government gives you money for nothing for pretending to be a 'refugee' even though you're really  a  criminal?

Do they say that the working Aussies will pay for your 'everything', and you don't even have to work for it?

So what's the real deal behind the 'disturbed' Myanmar man's behaviour which led him to pouring fuel all over himself and setting himself alight in a bank of Melbourne's suburb Springvale?

Let's take a look at a few items that were mentioned by the mainstream media.

  • The man was receiving Centrelink payments.
...

21:38

Technocide And The Luciferian Agenda The Crazz Files

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Here are links to radio interviews withRobert M. Stanley discussing this data:

| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |

To hear David Icke expose the Archontic AI Agenda please use this link

To hear Clyde Lewis explain recent AI developments please use this link

Here is a link to a popular American talk show host asking, “Will Artificial Intelligence Take Over Humans by 2045?”


MAIN ARTICLE by Robert M.… Read More

21:32

Twenty Questions about Tsarnaev at the Marathon Gumshoe News

Carmen Ortiz, when are you going to lift your game? by Cheryl Dean and Mary Maxwell Concerning Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s case, I’ve penned 15 questions – in response to a similar list of 15 that Mary Maxwell had posed for the Martin Bryant case in Australia. We think this is a good way to pin things […]

20:57

HALF Of Americans’ Photos Are Now Stored In Facial Recognition Databases The Crazz Files

By John Vibes

According to a new report by Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology, half of Americans now have photos of themselves stored in facial recognition databases.

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20:23

CIA author’s ‘secret key’ unlocks CIA redactions The Crazz Files

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By Doug Hagmann —— Bio and Archives August 24, 2013

“I was in the belly of the beast. I began to see the lengths to which the CIA will go to conceal unconstitutional operations, hide information from Congress and silence anyone inside who challenges it.” Those are the words of Kevin M.… Read More

20:18

@JuliaGillard - evidence I propose to present against you - any response you wish to make? Michael Smith News

Dear Ms Gillard, This is one of my last broadcasts at 2UE before the intervention. Wednesday 31 August 2011. You chose not to answer my questions. I refer to the questions I put to you before I was taken off air at 2UE, while I was accredited as a broadcaster...

18:47

The MSM Propaganda Machine is Losing the Battle. Alternative News Surges. Real News Australia

When the mainstream media starts whining about so-called “fake” news, you know they’re losing influence and readers! By General Maddox. A recent article posted on news.com.au clearly shows that social media is having massive influence on public opinion about what’s going on in the world. I can atest to this myself as this site alone has […]

16:22

2017 Yabun Poster is all systems GO! Yabun 2017

With the 2017 line up all locked in the official 2017 Yabun Festival poster is ready to help spread the word!

16:15

Cashless Command and Control is Coming "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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We’ve all seen them – futuristic movies where the World, nay, the Galaxy, runs only on transfers of electronic currency. In the Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, the transfer of “Credits” was commonplace.

In the 1986 film, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Captain Kirk, Spock, and others travel back in time to 20th century San Francisco. When confronted by the local hero in the movie about their lack of funds, she says, “I suppose you don’t use money in the future,” to which Kirk shrugs and says they do not.

For most, back in the '80s, not using cash was unthinkable. Now, a mere 30 years later, it is fast becoming reality.

Progressive European nations like Sweden, Denmark, and Norway are already well on their way to totally cashless economies. Today, four out of every five transactions in Sweden are electronic.

The nation of India has begun demonetizing cash, beginning with the popular, Rs 500 ($7.5) and Rs 1,000 ($15) bills. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced, last Tuesday, an effort to fight corruption by invalidating these most widely circulated currency bills in the country. In place of cash, banks in India have so far issued 25.9 million credit cards and 697.2 million debit cards.

Yesterday, Zero Hedge reported that on November 16, “banking giant UBS proposed that eliminating Australia’s $100 and $50 bills would be 'good for the economy and good for the banks.'"

The sales pitch, promoted by governments, banks, and a variety of know-it-all egg-heads, is that going cashless will save money, not having to produce and print cash, not to mention constantly monitoring its circulation.

Another of the most compelling reasons is traceability. It is said that cashless transactions can help prevent terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud, and tax evasion. Paper money tends to end up in the black market because it can’t be followed the way digital exchanges can.

Here in Ame...

15:22

Video: Jeff Bridges video on Breaking the addiction to plastic The Pen

The following video was created by American Actor Jeff Bridges, as an appeal against the widespread addiction to plastic

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15:04

@JuliaGillard - Who called Ralph "a sexist pig, imbecile, idiot"? What happened to them? Michael Smith News

From The Age editor at large Mark Baker On 23 August 2012 After weeks of damaging media coverage and increasingly vitriolic internet commentary about her connections with a decades-old trade union fraud scandal, the Prime Minister resolved to tackle the critics head on. At a Parliament House news conference, called...

14:16

Opponents take on Trump supporters in Melbourne The Pen

Contributed by Joe Montero A small and rather isolated group gather in Melbourne’s Spring Street last Sunday (20 November). Trump opponents also headed into the...

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13:23

End of This Weekends Facebook Posts… DavidShurter.com

I find that it is just easier to copy and paste what I have written- so that people can see what is going on with me…

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I personally think that the rituals that these Podesta emails speak about are bullshit. They don’t make sense- and Luciferians don’t paint blood on their walls. Do you KNOW how hard it is to get blood out? Much of this is fake- but it IS mixed in with some truth. Why? Because once it comes out as false- it will ALL be deemed false. JUST LIKE IN THE 80S. And I don’t trust Cathy Obrien. if she were real- she would have spoken about the Oakland 4 child ritual murder case in Michigan- her OWN STATE. But she NEVER HAS MENTIONED THIS CASE. It is all bullshit. They are afraid- and desperate to make this all go away- and so we are seeing this psych op operation being played once again. But it isn’t going to work. We know too much about what is going on- ACTUALLY going on- that many of us are not duped.

of course the Clinton’s are in it. but notice how we are focused on these emails rather than on Jeffery Epstein, the ranch where Scalia was murdered at, Bohemian Grove- and Jerry Sandusky’s Second Mile High club. We have PROOF of these places- and yet everyone is going gaga over these emails. This is not an accident…

Remember the clowns?

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In order to make what I have work- I had to agree to sacrifice myself. I had to agree to accept the Order’s bonds on me if I was to claim mine with them. I am to be their god- just as they wished- but to do so- I must ALSO remain here. Why did I do this? Because the souls that reach the new earth will be SAFE. Heaven explained the parameters of what was necessary at the very beginning- and my answer was immediate- if it saves the children- so be it. I had to offer my soul in order to claim the evil in the darkness- and so I agreed. What else could I do?

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13:09

Lobby Groups and the Vaccination Debate in Australia "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Lobby groups in Australia such as the Australian Skeptics, Stop the Australian Vaccination Network (SAVN) and the Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM), are using abuse and ridicule to prevent Australian consumers and professionals from properly debating the use of vaccines. Subscribers of these lobby groups are using the mainstream media and social websites to misrepresent the academic arguments and to attack the messenger. People who question the use of an increasing number of vaccines in the government’s childhood schedule have their reputations attacked on the ‘Anti-Vax Wall of Shame’ and this affects peoples careers and livelihoods. The information used on this site is provided by a subscriber of the Skeptics groups who posts on the blog ‘Reasonable Hank’. This author takes information out of context and misrepresents the arguments to the public using abusive and derisive comments. Professor Brian Martin, my supervisor at the University of Wollongong has written many articles on the strategies that are used by pro-vaccination lobby groups to prevent public debates in Australia. It is also documented that many consumer lobby groups are fronts to promote the interests of industry.

An example of the way in which lobby groups are misrepresenting academic research to the public is the use of anecdotal evidence in promotional campaigns to the public. Anecdotal evidence is the evidence based on a person’s individual experience. This type of evidence is not used to make decisions about public health policy for communities yet families are being used by the Australian media to promote vaccines to the public. An example is the whooping cough vaccine and this strategy was used in 2009 and again in 2015 to increase the use of this vaccine in the population. When I commented in 2012 that medical and government authorities do not use the evidence of one child to make vaccination policies (anecdotal evidence) because it is emotional evidence and not representative of the risk of the disease to the population, subscribers of the Australian Skeptics groups accused me of ‘attacking grieving parents’. This comment was made on the Reasonable Hank blog (a Skeptic subscriber) and used by several journalists in the mainstream media to disparage my reputation. Rachael Dunlop is another subscriber of the Australian Skeptics who has misrepresented my research with false information on her blog titled ‘The Skeptic Book of Pooh Pooh’ yet she is presented in the mainstream media (The Project, channel10) and on the Mamamia website to promote vaccines to the public. Skeptic subscribers are also being allowed to make abusive comments, that disparage my reputation, on my article published on the ABC’s The Drum.

The Australian Skeptics groups w...

13:04

University Declines to Correct the Academic Record "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Judy Wilyman’s Presentation at the Cancer Science and Therapy Conference in San Franciso (2013) 

In October 2013 UOW provided funding for me to attend and present a paper at the third world congress on Cancer Science and Therapy, in San Francisco. My paper was titled ‘HPV Vaccination programs have not been demonstrated to be cost-effective in countries with comprehensive Pap screening and surgery‘ and this research had been published in the Infectious Agents and Cancer journal in June 2013. Yet Australian journalists would not publish this peer-reviewed research that questions the safety, efficacy of the HPV vaccine and one journalist denigrated this research to the public. Rick Morton, the Australian (News Ltd) disparaged my research with comments about the organisers of the conference. These comments were not supported with evidence by the UOW dean of research. The comments about the organisers were designed to disparage my research on the HPV vaccine and Rick Morton did not mention or disparage the NHMRC funded research that was also presented at this conference by an Australian academic from the University of Melbourne.

Universities are breaching the academic integrity of the knowledge by not defending the academic literature produced by students when it is misreported by lobby groups in the media. This is the reason students attend university – to get academic endorsement for their research so they are not presenting their personal views in scientific debates. Yet UOW has chosen not to publicly correct the academic record for my published research that has been misrepresented in the Australian media many times.

Universities are supporting the denigration of student’s reputations/research by remaining silent and allowing lobby groups to make false claims about student research in the media. This is achieved by not correct the academic record when misinformation is provided – either by other UOW academics outside their area of expertise or by lobby group activists. When UOW decided not to promote my research or to correct the academic record it was ensuring that lobby groups could denigrate my research (and reputation) with impunity – no accountability for the personal opinions they provided. Hence universities are inflaming the opposition to my research by staying silent and this is allowing lobby groups with a powerful voice in the mainstream media, to...

12:08

Dismantling the treadmill: a critique of Mark Greif Overland literary journal

Picture the treadmill.

What could be a more conspicuous sign of our times than the sight of adult humans running on the spot compelled by nothing but the norms of society?

11:20

Behind The Woodshed Blogcaster – November 20, 2016. "GroovUs Feed Npodcasts"

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Behind The Woodshed 3rd year Anniversary at Real Liberty Media
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Of Evolutionary Engagement

The Victory Against You in the Silent War is Your Silence

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Cashless Societies

* War On Cash Intensifies: Citibank To Stop Accepting Cash At Some Branches

Less than a week after India’s surprise move to scrap its highest denomination cash notes, another front in the War on Cash has intensified down under in Australia.

Yesterday, banking giant UBS proposed that eliminating Australia’s $100 and $50 bills would be “good for the economy and good for the banks.”

(How convenient that a bank would propose something that’s good for banks!)

This isn’t the first time that the financial establishment has pushed for a cashless society in Australia (or anywhere else).

In September 2015, Australian bank Westpac published its “Cash Free Report”, suggesting that the country would become cashless by 2022.

In July 2016, Australian payments firm Tyro published an enormously self-serving blog post touting the benefits of a cashless society and saying, “it’s only a matter of time.”

Most notably, two days ago, Citibank (yes, THAT Citibank) announced that it was going cashless at some of its Australian branches.

The media and political establishments have chimed in as well.
 
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Under such an extended Benefit of BAR Ass., Terror, intimidation, and dread there is no Constitutional rights, no Inalienable rights, no Rights of Man, nothing but the insult of being defined and treated an animal, a property in commerce. A Beast of Burden.

(See: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary, 1930, — Human being:

See monster. — Monster. A human-being by birth, but in some part resembling a lower animal. “A monster, hath no inheritable blood, and cannot be heir to any land.”)
7 USC 136 (d) Animal. The term “animal” means, all vertebrate and invertebrate species, including but not limited to man and other mammals, birds, fish, and shellfish.

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