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Tuesday, 19 June

01:35

Navajo Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday Laid to Rest "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, Code Talker Thomas H. Begay and others wait for the funeral procession to arrive.

Published June 18, 2018

MONUMENT VALLEY, Utah   Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez on Friday helped the family of Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday say goodbye to a father, grandfather, uncle, warrior and friend.

During a funeral service set against the same iconic backdrop in Monument Valley where Holiday was born, President Begaye called Holiday a friend and a hero, admired by the Navajo people and recognized by the United States government for his role in helping turn the tide of World War II in the Pacific Theater. Holiday died June 11 at Southern Utah Veterans Home, in Ivins, Utah. He was 94.

Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday was laid to rest Friday after funeral services in Monument Valley, Utah.

Out on the battlefield, youre not a warrior by yourself, President Begaye told an audience of several hundred people assembled at the Monument Valley Visitor Center on Friday morning. Youre not a warrior alone. You are there with your comrades, watching each other, having each others backs, protecting one another, making sure that everyone is all right. Sam Holiday was out there with his comrades, battling the enemy so that we could have the freedom we enjoy. Today we honor him.

Born in Monument Valley in 1924, Holiday attended boarding school in Tuba City before enlisting in the United States Marines Corps and training as a Code Talker. He served in the 4th Marine Di...

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Monday, 18 June

23:24

McDonald out, Ase Boas in for Pacific Test Against Fiji Bati "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Nene McDonald in action for the Kumuls 
St George Illawarra Dragons winger Nene McDonald has been ruled out of the PNG LNG Kumuls
team due to a shoulder injury sustained over the weekend. He has been replaced by PNG Hunters
captain Ase Boas.

PNG LNG Kumuls coach Michael Marum told reporters at the airport before departing for Sydney
today that the Dragons medical staff had advised him McDonald suffered the shoulder injury during
the game against Manly on Saturday.

Nene McDonald will not be playing. The Dragons medical staffs have ruled him out. However he will
join the team in camp in Sydney, Marum said.
Marum said Ase Boas was advised late yesterday of his inclusion in the team after he received word
from the Dragons medical staff. We have decided to include Ase Boas and he is travelling with us today, Marum said.

The 10 PNG Hunters Adex Wera, Enoch Maki, Junior Rau, Nixon Putt, Rhadley Brawa, Stanton
Albert, Willie Minoga, Thompson Teteh, Watson Boas, Ase Boas and coaching staff - Michael Marum,
Nigel Hukula, Timothy Lepa and head trainer Solomon Kuluniasi left Port Moresby this afternoon. They meet up with the Australian based players in Sydney tonight.

Marum will name the captain tomorrow (Tuesday) after the team photo shoot in Sydney. The final
17 man team will be named on Wednesday.
The team will be staying at the Rydges Hotel in Campbelltown, west of Sydney.

The PNG LNG Kumuls take on Fiji Batis in the 1st of the Pacific Test double headers at Campbelltown
at 4pm this Saturday June 23, 2018.

Meanwhile Marum has clarified the situation surrounding South Sydney flyer Alex Johnstons non
selection in the PNG LNG Kumuls team. He said Johnston withdrew from the team to recover from
niggling injuries and rest during the bye weekend. We notified Alex and advised him of his selection into the team, Marum said. However he advised
of his withdrawal from the team to take a break during this bye weekend and recover from injuries
and tak...

22:44

PNG PM O'Neill to visit China "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister ONeill  will visit China starting on this Thursday. Mr.O'Neill said this is an official state visit as per an invitation from the Chinese government; an opportunity for the country to integrate its economy to the global economy.
The signing of the one built one road initiative and advance negotiations for free trade agreement will be discussed when Prime Minister Peter ONeill, Planning Minister Richard Maru and 19 officials including members and ministers travel to China on Thursday.

Prime Minister ONeill said these is an official state visit as per an invitation from the Chinese government; an opportunity for the country to integrate its economy to the global economy.
He said the free trade negotiations will open up PNGs opportunities for further investments adding more opportunities for job creation and for SMEs to benefit from exports to China.

PM also revealed that Air Nuigini will be making its first official commercial flight on September to Shanghai in China. PM revealed that the trip to China this week would be on Air Nuigini, which will make its trial flight to China in preparations for the commercial flights commencing in September.

PM said this will be an opportunity for the airline to test the immigration arrangements and the airline arrangements to China.

22:05

World view Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Monday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

22:01

June 19 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

1179 The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet   Earl Erling Skakke  was killed, and the battle changed the tide of the civil wars.

1269 King Louis IX of France ordered all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.

1306 The Earl of Pembrokes army defeated Bruces Scottish army at theBattle of Methven.

1566 King James I of England and VI of Scotland, was born  (d. 1625).

1586 English colonists left Roanoke Island, N.C., after failing to establishEnglands first permanent settlement in America.

1770 Emanuel Swedenborg reported the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.

1807  Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroyed the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.

1816  Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudsons Bay Company, near Winnipeg.

1821  Decisive defeat of the Philik Etairea by the Ottomans at Drgani (in Wallachia).

1834   Charles Spurgeon, English pastor and author was born (d. 1892).

1846 The first officially recorded, organized baseball match was played under Alexander Joy Cartwrights rules on Hobokens Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired.

1850 Princess Louise of the Netherlands married Crown Prince Karl of Sweden-Norway.

1861...

20:16

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

180618SPEAKER WANTS MORE ATTENTION TO YOUTHS
New Dawn FM News

The ABG Speaker said that the ABG must give more attention to the students in all schools throughout Bougainville who are the future leaders.
Speaking at the 13th ABG anniversary in Buka, MR. PENTANU said that the ABG Parliament team has been reaching out to Schools throughout Bougainville to educate them on the work of the Parliament house.
He said they have visited Hutjena Secondary School, Bishop Wade Secondary School, The Asitavi Girls Secondary School, Mabiri High School and many other schools in Central and South Bougainville.
MR. PENTANU said because of these visits these schools attended the ABG Day celebrations at the Parliament house this year.
Schools that attended the ceremony at KUBU were Mabiri High school, Asitavi Secondary School,Bishop Wade Secondary School and Tarlena Vocational school whilst the Hutjena students could not attend because they were sent home due to no water at their school.

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20:14

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

180618SEMOSO SAYS THERE WILL BE NOMORE WAR
New Dawn FM News
The ABG Deputy Speaker and member representing the women of North Bougainville, FRANCESCA SEMOSO told the Bougainville day gathering at the KUBU Parliament house last Friday that Bougainville will never go back to another conflict.
Speaking at the ceremony, she said that the people have learnt from the Bougainville conflict and now understand to follow the Peace Agreement which talks about creating peace by Peaceful means.
She said that Bougainvilleans must not fear from any threat and intimidation during the conduct of the Bougainville referendum and must all go to put their at the referendum vote.
She also mentioned calling for Papua New Guinean parliamentarians to repay what they owe Bougainville by simply ratifying the result of the referendum when it reaches the National Parliament.
The deputy speaker said the lives and properties lost on Bougainville during the ten year conflict has value that even a million pigs and billions of kina cannot pay for.
Ends

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20:10

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

180618CONTINUOUS BLACK OUT AFFECTEDTHE BANK
New Dawn FM News

The only bank operating in Buka and Bougainville Bank South Pacific closed its doors early and turned away its customers because of the power problem which is getting from bad to worse.
According to customers who were turned away this afternoon the bank had close early because it also faced mechanical problem with its Back up power following the non stop power black outs.
Customers turned away were told to try again tomorrow morning.
Up until we are putting on this news there is still no Power in Buka town.
bst 8pm
Ends

20:08

Tornado touches down in North Taranaki, New Zealand while region is hammered by thunderstorms, wind and tablespoon-sized hail "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

An amateur photographer captured the moment a tornado came tearing through North Taranaki on a day of wild weather that also brought gale-force winds, thunderstorms and hail the size of tablespoons. Geoff Christophers was driving on State Highway 3, towards New Plymouth, about 2.10pm on Monday when he saw the tornado. "I was just before the Methanex plant and it appeared to pass somewhere near. It crossed the road in front of me, perhaps half-a-kilometre away," Christophers, an employment placement manager, said. "I pulled over to the side of the road and it was a few paddocks away to the south. "It looked pretty cool," he added. "You don't see twisters every day in New Zealand."

20:02

PNG Super Fund to sell 50pc share in Fijis Grand Pacific Hotel "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Papua New Guinea National Superannuation Fund (Nasfund) confirms it is concluding a deal soon on offsetting its 50 per cent shareholding in Grand Pacific Hotel in Fiji.
This followed a report by the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation that the Fiji National Provident Fund (Fiji NPF) has expressed interest to take up a hundred per cent ownership of the hotel in Suva.
The hotel was a joint venture between Nasfund, with 50 per cent, and 25 per cent each by Lamana Development and Fijis NPF.
Nasfund was the major shareholder in the K104 million (FJ$90 million) redevelopment of the five-star hotel five years ago.
The hotel was initially built by the Union Steamship Company in 1904.
Nasfund chief executive Ian Tarutia said: For the record, on behalf of the PNG shareholders in the Grand Pacific, Nasfund and Lamana Developments are proud of our involvement in the restoration and redevelopment of this historic and iconic hotel to its former glory.
The Grand Pacific Hotel is now a visible landmark in Suva and is an excellent example of how our two countries can work
together in co-investments that will benefit our respective organisations
and the stakeholders we represent. Fiji NPF plays an important role in the hospitality and tourism industry in Fiji and are well capable of advancing this industry even further for the benefit of not only its members, but for Fiji as a whole.
Negotiations have proceeded well and we look forward to concluding the deal soon.

19:09

In a land hit by the resource curse, a new gold mine spooks officials "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.pacific"

JAKARTA Environmental officials have warned of the potentially catastrophic impact of a planned gold mine in a conservation zone in eastern Indonesia, amid mixed signals from the district chief responsible for approving the project. The proposed mine would cover 233 square kilometers (90 square miles), an area four times the size of Manhattan, in Wondama Bay district in West Papua province. Eighty five percent of the district, though, sits within Cenderawasih Bay National Park, while parts of it also overlap onto or border the Wondiwoi Mountains Nature Reserve both protected areas. The planned site also straddles the ancestral lands of three indigenous groups: the Kuri Wamesa, the Rasiei and the Naikere The company applying for the mining permit, PT Abisha Bumi Persada (ABP), is based some 3,000 kilometers (1,860 miles) west, in the city of Bandung on the island of Java. It reportedly plans to operate for 15 years, and expects to mine 800,000 tons of ore per year, yielding 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of gold annually. A company in Indonesia plans to mine for gold in Wondama Bay district in West Papua province, with the proposed site marked by the red pin. Much of the district falls within Cenderawasih Bay National Park, a protected area. Image by Google Maps. Ben Saroy, head of the agency that manages Cenderawasih Bay National Park, warned that establishing a large-scale gold mine like ABP has proposed could damage the wider conservation area. Among his top concerns, he said, was the waste

19:00

Monday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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18:30

The history of Transgender medicine: A terrible fraud "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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18:10

Who cleans up the mess when an Australian uranium mining company leaves Africa? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Who cleans up the mess when an Australian uranium mining company leaves Africa?

Channel
Comment
Jim Green 18th June 2018
Teaser Media

18:00

Manly Monday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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18:00

Classic Drama: The Duchess of Duke Street with Gemma Jones S02 E13 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A word of warning, this is a great series, but some of the video quality is poor. Yet years ago I enjoyed this very much.

On a different note the food consultant was one Michael Smith who wrote some excellent books about British food

Sorry but several episodes appear to be missing


The Duchess of Duke Street
 is a BBC television drama series set in London between 1900 and 1925. It was created by John Hawkesworth, previously the producer of the ITV period drama Upstairs, Downstairs.[1] It starred Gemma Jones as Louisa Leyton/Trotter, the eponymous Duchess who works her way up from servant to renowned cook to proprietrix of the upper-class Bentinck Hotel in Duke Street, St. Jamess, in London.

The story is loosely based on the real-life career of Rosa Lewis (ne Ovenden), the Duchess of Jermyn Street, who ran the Cavendish Hotel in London.[2] When the show first aired, there were many people who still remembered her, as she lived until 1952. According to census returns, she was born in Leyton, Essex, to a watchmaker. In the series, Louisas family name is Leyton, and her father is a clock-maker.

17:53

Australian govt rushing decision on nuclear waste dumping, avoiding Senate Inquiry report, and before next election "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

 

With the Senate not reporting on this until August 14, it is clear that this selection will be a rushed job. It is no doubt the governments intention that the Senate Inquiry should be irrelevant.

 

Race to lock in nuclear dump before federal election...

17:41

Ma ayuyuda i manmko' "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople.pacific"

Some images I took from the Ayuda i Maain-ta Dos event last month. There is a full album available on Independent Guhan's Facebook page. I was glad to be able to help so many elderly people with their war claims forms, but I could not help but feel upset over my own grandparents not being eligible as they passed away in 2013 and 2015.

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17:31

South Australian Premier Marshalls pro nuclear stance, in agreement with nuclear stooge MP Troy Bell "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Marshall still open to nuclear power In Daily, Tom Richardson  ADELAIDE April 11, 2018  Marshall today embarked on his third regional tour since seizing office at last months election, visiting the South-East seat of Mount Gambier where Liberal-turned-Independent MP Troy Bell is a firm advocate for nuclear power.

Marshall and Bell broke bread this morning, their second face-to-face meeting since election day.

Bell quit the party after being charged with dishonesty offences following an ICAC investigation. He is pleading not guilty in an ongoing court case.

Ive always worked with Troy Bell its quite obvious we share a lot of common aspirations for the people of the South-East, he said.

One of those aspirations could yet be the establishment of a nuclear generator after Marshall last year flagged his interest in considering the industry, despite Royal Commissioner Kevin Scarce rejecting it as a commercially viable option in the foreseeable future.

There will be a time when it may become viable, and desperate times call for desperate solutions and we are in a desperate situation, Marshall told media in February 2017.

Bell, who spearheaded the Liberals South-East fracking moratorium before he left the party-room, is a strong advocate for nuclear power and told InDaily he was absolutely happy to lead the discussion about establishing a loca...

17:30

[UPDATED] You are not our enemy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

[UPDATED] Tonights original video has been locked by the owner since the time of submission. Here is an alternative on the same subject:   If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz In the video, an educated Iranian woman tells an Israeli reporter that the people of Iran [] The post [UPDATED] You are not our enemy appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:09

Mainstream Media Confirms Conspiracy Theory That Walmart Stores Are Being Turned into Prison Camps "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The mainstream media is now admitting that the Walmart stores they claimed closed over plumbing problems have since been converted into detention centers. By Rachel Blevins June 16, 2018 The Free Thought Project When citizens began to ask questions about why Walmart stores were suddenly closing in in southern states in 2015, the mainstream []

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17:08

In Search of Space "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

In the introduction to In Search of Space, Journeys in Wild Places, Ross Brownscombe points out that nature writing which explores the poetry and magic of wild places has not developed into a strong tradition in Australia. Compared to North America and the UK this is certainly correct, and true writers in this genre are few and far between.

This book is a great addition to the library of nature writing that Australia has produced.

In the introduction to In Search of Space, Journeys in Wild Places, Ross Brownscombe points out that nature writing which explores the poetry and magic of wild places has not developed into a strong tradition in Australia. Compared to North America and the UK this is certainly correct, and true writers in this genre are few and far between. Some of the finest in the tradition here are probably authors of fiction rather than more conventional non-fiction nature writers, people like Richard Flannigan and Tim Winton, who develop landscape as characters in the way they develop the humans in their stories.

There are, of course, a growing number of authors from indigenous traditions who speak about and for Country. I love the quote from David Mowaljarlai, repeated by Tim Winton in Island Home, who sees the world as everything standing up alive. When Im high on a mountain looking out over country, my life force (Unggurr) flows out from inside my body and I fall open with happiness. Despite our shared love for land, their perspective is going to be different to an Anglo author. Whereas Country is peopled and storied for many Aboriginal and Islander people, us Australians of European linage often seek refuge in the blank space that wild spaces represent. We go into them to find adventure and challenge, solitude, recreation, perspective, spiritual guidance and, sometimes all these things. Our relationship is profoundly different because we must create something from what is essentially a blank canvas when it comes to culture. Trying to compare a book on nature writing by an Anglo man with an indigenous author in any meaningful way is beyond me in a short review so I wont try, beyond noting that all Australia is indigenous land, even those places that we have declared wild or wilderness, with the few exceptions of orphan country, land with no people left with connection to or responsibility for that place.

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17:00

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S02 E05 Hoorah for the Holidays "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft (Croft also directed some episodes), with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC Set in London, the show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff of the retail ladies and gentlemens clothing departments in the flagship department store of a fictional chain called Grace Brothers.

17:00

Tommy Robinson: I wont be around for much longer "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz This video was taken down from Tommys official Youtube by Google for hate speech violations. Supporters are loading it off the major social media platforms and are also reloading it onto Youtube. This video may not still be here by [] The post Tommy Robinson: I wont be around for much longer appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:52

USA nuclear authorities rename nuclear waste to make it sound safer: so do Australias "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Paul Waldon  Fight To Stop Nuclear Waste Dump In Flinders Ranges SA, 18 June 18
The American Department Of Energys (DOE), June 4th 2018 proposal to re-label (reclassify or rename) Hanfords highly radioactive tank waste so it will not have to comply with the time consuming requirements of treating or disposing of such waste.
And if the DOE gets their way, high level radioactive waste residue will become ...

16:43

Fatal consequences for the nation that first strikes with nuclear weapons "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Paper Reveals Amount Of Nuclear Weapons Fatal To Own Citizens Of The Firing Nation http://www.techtimes.com/articles/230423/20180617/paper-reveals-amount-of-nuclear-weapons-fatal-to-own-citizens-of-the-firing-nation.htm   17 June 2018,   By Athena Yenko Tech Times 

In a scenario where the United States launches a nuclear attack against a country, Americans wont be spared from the fatal consequences of that same strike.

The first thing that comes to mind when discussing a nuclear war is how it could obliterate the target country. A new paper, therefore, examined the consequences of a nuclear strike on the very nation firing the weapons.

The Consequences Of A Nuclear Strike

The repercussions were imagined in best-case scenario, where the target nation would not engage in any counterattack. For example, if the United States fired a nuclear weapon, its very own people would suffer an effect called nuclear autumn or environmental blowback.

There would be a drastic drop in temperature because...

16:39

Rural community in Czech Republic votes overwhelmingly against hosting a nuclear waste facility "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

JAROMICE NAD ROKYTNOU VOTES AGAINST NUCLEAR WASTER STORAGE SITE  http://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/jaromerice-nad-rokytnou-votes-against-nuclear-waster-storage-site   Ruth Frakov17-06-2018

The inhabitants of Jaromice nad Rokytnou, a village in the Vysoina region between Bohemia and Moravia, voted overwhelmingly against the construction of a nuclear waste storage site on their land in a referendum on Saturday.

Jaromice nad Rokytnou is one of nine Czech locations being considered by experts for the purposes of a nuclear waste store. About 45 percent of the villages inhabitants took part in the vote, which makes the referendum valid.

16:30

Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Just a brief note to those readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily roundup in the comments. PLEASE remember that politically incorrect and offensive (but funny) jokes are only to be enjoyed on Mondays in the Comedy corner post which is specifically for that kind of humour. Do not post that kind [] The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:26

Concerns about the safety of Holtec nuclear waste storage casks "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

What is Holtec? Company touts experience in nuclear storage, Carlsbad Current-Argus, 16 June 18

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16:21

Monte Bello Islands remain a nuclear radiation risk "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Montebello Islands are a nuclear radiation risk, but boaters and campers flout the rules, ABC North West WA By Susan Standen , 17 June 18

16:18

Institute of Public Affairs aims for both nuclear power and privatising the ABC "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Steve Dale shared a link. Fight To Stop Nuclear Waste Dump In Flinders Ranges SA, 18 June 18
If the ABC was privatised, I think the public would hear even less about our nuclear f...

16:14

Michelle Grattan: expect more government bullying to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

The threat to the ABC is not sale but more bullying http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-18/threat-to-the-abc-is-not-sale-but-more-bullying/9879420  The Conversation By Michelle Grattan 

16:10

Large Earthquake Hits Osaka, Japan "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The Magnitude quoted is all over the place: 5.9; 5.3; 6.1. .Thats quite a range of options! Heres some info from around the net: Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Osaka; no tsunami warning issued ARIRANG NEWS Published on Jun 17, 2018 Kiwi caught in Japan earthquake describes carnage A road in Osaka damaged by the magnitude-6.1 []

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16:10

Activists hold jamboree to organise beyond coal and gas "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

GLW author Margaret Gleeson June 14, 2018

The burgeoning movements against coal and gas projects,
to defend the Great Barrier Reef and to conserve precious water resources
were boosted by the Beyond Coal and Gas Jamboree
held on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland over May 31 to June 3.

More than 350 activists from around Australia joined
international guests from the Pacific, the US and India
at the fourth Beyond Coal and Gas gathering.

Participants included Indigenous campaigners
against fracking in the Kimberley, Western Australia; the Northern Territory; and
against coal mining on traditional lands in the Galilee Basin, in Queensland.

All age groups were present but youth, particularly Indigenous people and women,
were well represented,

Indigenous campaigns

The opening session, Indigenous rising: protecting country and organising our people, heard how
Indigenous communities are heading up the fight to defend their lands from coal and coal seam gas mining.

Adrian Burragubba from the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council (W&J) spoke
of their opposition since 2012 of the Adani Carmichael coal project in the Galilee Basin,
and the court challenges they have faced. The current challenge is
against Adanis bogus Indigenous Land Use Agreement.
The mine cannot go ahead until this issue is resolved.
If the Federal Court rules in Adanis favour, the W&J will call for a judicial review
and have pledged to take it all the way to the High Court.

Micklo Corpus a Traditional owner from Yaruru people in Broome, Western Australia,
has been campaigning since 2014 against gas company Buru Energy,
where many of the gas wells are located in wetlands.
The...

16:07

Kapiti Air Subsidy Condemned "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Local politician Guy Burns says its been a Sad Day for Local Government in Kapiti following news the KCDC will []

16:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. On Backchat, you are free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. To participate youll need to sign up for a Disqus account which is free, quick, and easy. On posts that are not articles like this one, you do not have to stay on topic [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:30

Tweet of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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15:00

Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Welcome to politically incorrect Comedy corner: the one place on Whaleoil where you are allowed to read and share naughty and offensive jokes that make us all laugh even though we are not supposed to. If you are offended by these kinds of jokes then please do not read this post. Uncomfortable fact #105; its [] The post Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:52

Job Vacancy: Trade Justice Analyst/Campaigner "IndyWatch Feed Economics.au"

The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network is a network of community groups and individualsthat campaigns for fair trade based on human rights labour rights and environmental sustainability (see our website www.aftinet.org.au)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced graduate passionate about global justice. The position is for 28 hours per week, on a fixed-term contract, with ongoing employment dependent on funding. Total remuneration including superannuation and leave loading is $42.35 per hour.

The focus of the campaigns is the social impact of trade agreements, including bilateral agreements, regional agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, and World Trade Organisation agreements.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The trade justice analyst/campaigner reports to the Convener and the management committee (Working Group). Key tasks of the role include to:

  • analyse the text of trade agreements for submissions to DFAT and to parliamentary inquiries.

  • circulate draft submissions to members, incorporating feedback

  • attend meetings with DFAT negotiators

  • organise briefings and meetings with politicians when required

  • speak at public meetings or meetings with member organisations when required

  • monitor media on trade negotiations and write media releases, website posts and social media posts as required

  • write and distribute regular bulletins and maintain membership records

  • organise monthly committee meetings

  • organise membership subscriptions and renewals and assist with fundraising activities

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

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14:30

1984 fiction becomes fact: Six "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Continuing the series: Ten ways the democratic northern hemisphere nations became the Orwellian West. 1.) Continuous War 2.) Widespread Surveillance 3.) Propaganda-Style Fake News 4.) Acceptance of Politically Correct Orthodoxies via Newspeak 5.) Dumbing Down and Doublethink 6.) Censorship In the aftermath of Donald Trumps victory in the 2016 Presidential Election, alternative-news websites were labeled fake news as the [] The post 1984 fiction becomes fact: Six appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Lunting a match; the flame used to light a fire; smoke or steam, especially smoke from a tobacco pipe; walking around while smoking a pipe.

14:00

This just in from the Ministry of Truth "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

One of our local mouthpieces for the Ministry of Disinformation Truth, Newshub, has gone on record to say that Antarctica is melting and, as a result, the sea-level rise could be 58m. Quote: Antarctica is losing its ice three times faster than just six years ago, raising fears the frozen continent may not be that [] The post This just in from the Ministry of Truth appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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13:16

Resources curse PNG communities future "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Author: Michael Main. Source: East Asia Forum

Two recent reports on the massive ExxonMobil-led PNG LNG project have brought renewed attention to the undesirable economic and social impacts of Papua New Guineas largest-ever resource extraction enterprise. This research shows that PNG LNG has hurt, rather than grown, PNGs economy and that it has inflamed violence and tensions in the PNG highlands region. Papua New Guineas so-called resource curse has hit local communities the hardest.

Violent conflict in the PNG highlands, certainly among the Huli landowners of Hela Province where PNG LNG is based, has been an almost constant feature since before first contact with colonial forces in the 1930s. Levels of violence have fluctuated markedly in response to historical conditions. The 1970s and 1980s were relatively peaceful, as PNG transitioned from Australian administration into the early independence years. But local political frustrations combined with the introduction of guns led to high rates of violence in the highlands around the 1992 elections.

Since that decade, Papua New Guineas government services have been in constant decline. A new generation of Huli has emerged that is less educated than the generation of its parents Huli who were educated between the 1960s and 1980s are more literate and fluent in English than those who were of school age from the 1990s onwards. Health has deteriorated with a decline in health services and the introduction of store-bought processed food. By the late 2000s, when the PNG government was promoting the PNG LNG project as a looming economic miracle for the country, the Huli population was desperate for a project that they believed would raise them from the state of poverty and neglect that had gradually descended upon them since independence.

During the first few years of the PNG LNG projects construction, it looked as if all its grand promises were being fulfilled. ExxonMobil and its partners invested US$19 billion a staggering amount for a country whose GDP was a little over US$8 billion in 2009 (just before construction began). Cash was everywhere in the projects area, and this cash was accompanied by plentiful....

13:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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12:30

Ladybird books guide to feminism: Part One "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In the olden days women fought for freedom In the olden days, womens rights campaigners fought for freedom. Suffragettes fought for womens right to vote. Womens libbers fought for equal pay an end to a life tied to the kitchen sink. Tough women, like Sylvia Pankhurst, campaigned for equality and demanded liberty. Nowadays, Modern Feminists [] The post Ladybird books guide to feminism: Part One appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:00

Trump Toon "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Rob Rogers

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fires cartoonist Rob Rogers for doing too many anti-Trump cartoons

12:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Over 40% of the worlds dog breeds come from these 3 countries For a higher resolution picture, please click here A certain New Zealander called Gareth will be enthralled to note there are no cats on this map. Be this as it may, herewith is some context surrounding this strange map. This map of dog [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:30

A letter from Tommy Robinson ( make sure you have some tissues handy) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

You can read the letter below. If you would like to have it read to you scroll to the bottom where a supporter of Tommy Robinson has made a video of himself reading the letter out loud. The post A letter from Tommy Robinson ( make sure you have some tissues handy) appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:30

The US energy renaissance happening now "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

The mainstream headlines are still screaming about a trade war happening now, but you wouldnt know it going off the statistics from the Panama Canal.

The Wall Street Journal reports that US shipments of LNG and petroleum are booming as American tankers cut through the Americas on their way to Asia.

Japan, China and South Korea are huge and hungry markets for clean burning gas. This looks very bullish for the US, and for the world in general.

Were still in the early days of an American energy renaissance that will export cheap energy all over the world. LNG shipments through the Canal could hit 12 million metric tonnes by the end of this year. Thats come from nothing in 2015.

Its no wonder, when you look at whats happening with US natural gas production. First came the shale gas fracking companies. Now the oil guys are producing so much gas as a byproduct of their oil wells that its generating a massive surplus far beyond what America needs domestically.

Natural gas prices were over US$10 after 2008 and stayed above at least US$4 until 2012. Today, the price is around US$3. This low-cost energy is a massive advantage for US manufacturers and domestic companies.

Its probably part of the reason the US small cap index is also booming. These companies generally service the American domestic market. And the best measure of US small caps the Russell 2000 index keeps pushing into all-time new highs.

And why do you care? Well, its a very good sign the US economy is healthy and that the overall bull market in US stocks can keep going. This sets a strong lead for the Australian market to follow.

My colleague Steve Sjuggerud likes to say that bull markets dont die of old agebut they do pass on from ill health. A booming small cap sector is one of the vital signs he watches to measure how the equity market measures up. Things are looking good here.

Todays edition of The Australian cites an investment analyst who suggests there could be a rotation into smaller US companies as investors shift out of the big tech stocks.

Maybe. More of my interest was around his research trip to the US and his comment that wage pressure is building in the US economy, and just how strong the US consumer is looking right now.

This keeps bolstering my case that commodities are the asset class to watch from here. Theres just so much construction and demand happening all over the world, and supply is crimped.

It wont be a smooth ride, however. Gold and oil slipped last week as the trade war fears keep rolling around the world. But its notable that the US stock market didnt sell off in a major way. You might recall that the US market fell sharply in February when the trade...

11:00

Lets fix this "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Lets fix this is the Whaleoil alternative to numerous government working groups. Who needs expensive consultants with expense accounts when you can throw the problem to the Whaleoil readership and come up with multiple solutions quickly and easily. Today we will attempt to answer the following question: 1  If we want to keep all but the violent [] The post Lets fix this appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:51

Worldwide Protests to Take Place on Sixth Anniversary of Julian Assange Entering the Ecuadorian Embassy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

Protests will be taking place across the globe on Tuesday as supporters of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange call for his freedom on the sixth anniversary of his entering the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

There are confirmed rallies in the USA, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, India, Sri Lanka, and the UK.

In the United States, protesters will be hitting the streets outside the White House as well as in New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.

The Gateway Pundit will be present at the rally outside the White House in Lafayette Park, which begins at 11 a.m. EST. Speakers include activists from across the political spectrum including Ray McGovern, Marsha Coleman Adebayo, Margaret Flowers, Code Pinks Medea Benjamin, Kevin Zeese, Angel Fox and Lee Stranahan. More information about the protest can be found on the Facebook event page.

According to a press release from organizers, the protesters are demanding that Australia, Britain and the US abide by the UN ruling that Assange be allowed his freedom and be compensated for the injustice that has been done to him. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has repeatedly ruled that Assange is being illegally detained.

In March, Ecuador caved to pressure from the United States and Spanish governments to isolate Assange by revoking his right to have visitors, make phone calls or use the internet. With no access to the outside world or means of communication, he is now being kept in conditions worse than our prisoners in solitary confinement.

 

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10:41

Yemeni Forces Destroy Saudi-backed Troops, Capture French Vessel [VIDEO] "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Sanaa (GPA) Despite western media claims about coalition success, Yemeni resistance forces continue repelling advances in Hodeidah. In fact, resistance forces have destroyed dozens of coalition vehicles, cut off their supply routes, and captured a French vessel.

Ansarullah (aka. the Houthis), Yemens Army and Popular Committees, and allied groups have spent the last three years preparing for this very battle. These Yemeni forces are currently fending off Saudi, Sudanese, and Emirati troops, Saudi and Emirati paid mercenaries, Black Water (Academi) mercenaries from Australia, Colombia, and other countries, Emirati-backed Southern separatists, the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, ISIS, and other troops allied with the Saudi coalition. The United States and France have both sent special forces and naval support to Yemen on Saudi Arabias behalf.

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The United States, Canada, most of Europe, Egypt, Bahrain, and a slew of other countries provide military or diplomatic support to the Saudi coalition against Yemen.

Despite these efforts, Yemens Army and Popular Committees have successfully repelled many advances in the coalitions attempts to take the important port city of Hodeidah. Saudi-friendly mainstream outlets like BBC initially reported that the coalition had captured the strategic Hodeidah airport. This appears false, however...

10:30

Down with free speech "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The cry from the left is unmistakable now: free speech is dangerous, and to support it marks you out as a suspicious individual. Naturally, you wouldnt want to be added to any hit lists of people who favour free expression, so best just to grab a pitchfork and hope the mob doesnt intuit your thought [] The post Down with free speech appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think this photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: View from 110 Beaumont Street looking towards Herne Bay over Westhaven & Northern motorway   NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to be exotic locations. They can be the view from your kitchen window [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Boffins want green tax on meat Neal Wallace:

A suggestion from Otago University academics that a tax on meat is needed to highlight to New Zealand consumers the environmental cost of production has been rubbished by the meat industry.

Consumer and food science researcher and PhD student Garrett Lentz said research shows many NZ consumers are unaware of the environmental impact of meat production, which could lead to high rates of consumption and accentuate the cost to the environment.

A team of researchers found retail cost and potential health benefits are the greatest motivation for reducing meat intake, with the environmental impact of production one of the weakest. . .

Mycoplasma bovis how long has it been here? Keith Woodford:

A key question for MPI and Government to address is how long has Mycoplasma bovis been in New Zealand. The answer to that question, together with MPIs capacity to upscale their operational capacity, will largely determine whether or not eradication is going to be successful.

If, as the Government now believes, Mycoplasma bovis first arrived here around December 2015 or January 2016 on the Zeestraten property in Southland, then it is reasonable to hope but not necessarily expect that the eradication program will be successful.  But if it was here prior to that, then eradication becomes an increasingly long shot.

Another way of describing it is that, in the battle between Mycoplasma and MPI, it is the head-start that counts. For each year that the disease has been here, there will have been an exponential spread of the little stealth bombers. . . 

Insight: The blight of Mycoplasma bovis Conan Young:

The government has entered the fight against Mycoplasma bovis all guns blazing with a promise to spend almost one billion dollars trying to eradicate the cattle disease. Whether it will succeed remains uncertain.

While a technical advisory group said eradication was technically feasible, its decision was hardly unanimous.

The group of mostly overseas experts brought together by the governmen...

09:59

ALERT: Kelloggs Cereal Recall Due to Salmonella "IndyWatch Feed World"

The FDA has warned of a multistate salmonella outbreak that has been traced back to a popular Kelloggs cereal. So far, the outbreak has affected 73 people in 31 states.

The outbreak has been traced back to Honey Smacks cereal and is not only in the United States, but may potentially affect shipments that have been delivered to Aruba/Curaao/Saint Maarten (Netherlands Antilles), the Bahamas, Barbados, Tortola (British Virgin Islands), Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, and Tahiti (French Polynesia).

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09:56

Science when it suits "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Homepaddock

The government has been quick to act on the advice of its chief science advisor Sir Peter Gluckman over meth testing in state houses. 

Wouldnt it be good if a similar respect for science was shown for other policy?

Had they done so we wouldnt be facing a ban on off-shore exploration for oil and gas.

If they did so, we could be confident theyd agree with Nationals principles for a bipartisan approach to climate change:

  • taking a pragmatic, science-based approach,
  • utilising innovation and technology,
  • getting the incentives right to drive long-term change rather than short-term shocks
  • acting as part of a global response, and
  • considering the wider impacts on the economy, jobs and incomes

If they did so, we could have confidence that they making policy changes for the good of the country and the people and not blindly following political ideology.

It would be good but its very

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09:47

The RMA and deterrence "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

Our environment is under threat. We have farmers polluting our rivers and sucking aquifers dry. Our own "defence" force is poisoning people's drinking water. Greedy property developers cut down protected native trees. And that's just a few recent examples. In theory, all of this should be prevented by the RMA: environmentally damaging activities require resource consent, and there are hefty fines or even prison terms to deter people who don't bother. But the problem is that none of that is enforced: local councils just don't prosecute:

Fewer than a hundred prosecutions are being carried out under New Zealand's main environmental law each year, despite thousands of breaches.

Now a legal researcher is investigating whether the 27-year-old Resource Management Act (RMA) is having the deterrent effect that any law including criminal offences should.

[...]

"There is a difference between the law itself and how it works in practice," he said.

"There are thousands if not tens of thousands of breaches of the RMA every year, yet under 100 prosecutions a year."


Many of those breaches are minor, and better resolved by an infringement offence and bringing them into compliance. But local councils are looking the other way on major environmental crimes with irreversible effects. And the effect is obvious: people keep on committing those crimes, because there is no penalty for them, not even one as simple as having to stop. And that's just not good enough.

Our environmental laws need to be enforced. If local councillors are unwilling to direct their councils to do that, then we should elect ones who are. Local government elections are just over a year away, so making sure your council knows that you will be judging them on their prosecution rate is probably a good idea.

09:30

Health lobbyists attack a private company for daring to recruit someone to oppose them "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Rust never sleeps and neither do health lobbyists, who are outraged that a private company is recruiting someone for a position in the company to oppose health lobbyists and their unquenched desire to destroy businesses: Quote: A recruitment drive by Coca-Cola to combat the threat of sugar taxes has been slammed as appalling by the [] The post Health lobbyists attack a private company for daring to recruit someone to oppose them appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:02

Photos from TPP protest June 15, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Economics.au"

Over 120 people from 20 union, church, aid and environment organisations rallied outside the Sydney public hearing of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties concerning the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11). Speakers focused on the impact the TPP-11 would have on workers, temporary migrant workers and women, the cost of medicines, and the extra rights it would give investing corporations to sue the Australian government. The JSCOT and a Senate Inquiry will report back to parliament in September on whether or not the parliament should vote in favour of the legislation to implement the TPP-11. The protest movement is urging MPs to vote against the implementing legislation. See photos here.

09:00

Photoshop of the day by Luke "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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08:44

Stopping the orcs in their tracks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

When the government was elected, they promised to end mining on conservation land. And they're delivering:

An application to mine coal on public conservation land near Te Kuha in the Buller District has been declined, Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Minister of Energy Resources Megan Woods announced today.

Rangitira Developments Ltd had applied for an access arrangement under the Crown Minerals Act to mine 12 hectares of public conservation land in the Mt Rochfort Conservation Area, near Te Kuha, as part of a large opencast coal mine.

The 12 ha area is part of the companys 116 ha mining proposal and compromises approximately 10 per cent of the planned mine site and open cast pit. Most of land which the company seeks to mine is within the Westport Water Conservation Reserve vested in, and managed by, the Buller District Council. The Council is the decision-maker for mining access to that area.

The Ministers declined the application to mine 12 hectares of conservation land because it was not considered that the mines potential economic benefits were large enough to outweigh the irreparable damage to an area with very high, unique and nationally significant conservation values.


This decision was made under the existing law, and was made possible simply by having a different Minister who listened to DoC's views on ecological significance rather than ignoring them as National had done. Obviously, we want a safer framework so we don't have to rely on that happy coincidence in future, but for the moment it'll do. The orcs have been stopped in their tracks!

The Minister has saved a whole mountain from being dug up and turned into a scar. But she's also sent a clear message to the coal industry that they have no future in New Zealand (or at least, no future on conservation land, which is pretty much the same thing, because that's where most of the coal is). If it has a chilling effect on future coal investment, so much the better: this is not an industry we want or can afford to have in New Zealand anymore. The sooner it dies, the better.

08:30

Another lash at Kelvin Davis from the media "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Patrick Gower is another media commentator who is witnessing the slow destruction of an inept minister: Quote: Kelvin Davis is a wounded man walking who better watch out, says Newshub national correspondent Patrick Gower. The Corrections Minister on Wednesday announced plans for a new prison, but appeared to be unaware how many of its inmates [] The post Another lash at Kelvin Davis from the media appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:02

Free Hawai`i "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople.pacific"

CARING FOR HAWAI`IS OCEANS ON VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IS FUTURE"


"Hui Malama O Ke Kai - A Visit With Alohilani Maiava"

Hui Malama O Ke Kai is Hawaiian for the caring group of the ocean and no one knows that better than Alohilani Maiava. When Alohilani was in grade school, the ocean waters of Waimanalo called to her and thats what led her as a fifth grader to Hui Malama O Ke Kai. Today as a staff member, she teaches Hawai`is keiki, or children, the very same principles and skills she was also taught there when young. Join us in our deeply inspiring visit with Alohilani as she explains how Hui Malama O Ke Kai changed not only her own life, but how it can change the world -
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08:00

Greens shaft Te Kuha mine "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where is Shane Jones when you need him? Oh, thats right. Hes too busy slagging off Fonterra and trying to get elected in Whangarei. Quote: A controversial application to mine coal on conservation land on the West Coast has been declined by the Government. The company behind the mining proposal said the announcement was just another kick in [] The post Greens shaft Te Kuha mine appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

AFTER RUBBING HIS DIRTY ARSE IN MENDI, LOANILL IS OFF TO CHINA TO BEG AND BORROW MORE MONEY "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

PRIME MINISTER SET TO LEAD ONE OF THE BIGGEST DELEGATIONS TO CHINA ON A WEEK LONG TRIP COSTING K6.8 MILLION WHEN THE NATION IS ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL WAR IN HIS OWN SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS PROVINCE

Attached below is the itenarary of perhaps one of the biggest delegations ever to depart the shores of Papua New Guinea.

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and his wife Lynda May Babao O'Neill are set to lead the delegation of 91 Ministers, Members of Parliament and government and business leaders as well as Chinese business men and women on this week long trip from Wednesday 20 June to Tuesday 26 June 2018.
The traveling party consists of 41 PNG delegates and 50 Chinese delegates totaling 91, apart from support staff and media personnel.

The trip is estimated to cost around K6.8 million all to be paid for by PNG taxpayers. This is well above the K6 million approved to send in police and army to his Southern Highlands province to implement a state of emergency to quell the civil uprising which is reported to be getting worse by the day.

Citizens are free to form their own opinions about such an expensive trip where an entire Air Niugini 747 Jet has been chartered to travel with the Falcon to China and back to PNG via Singapore.
A total of 8 State Ministers, 1 Governor and 4 ordinary members of Parliament are accompanying the Prime Minister on this high level trip, which appears to be more of a site seeing trip for many of these MPs and Ministers as the countdown to VONC approaches.

The mind just boggles to understand where the priority of this Prime Minister lies. Is it in attending to issues in his own backyard or is it to go on yet another fancy and expensive globe trotting trip paid for by the suffering taxpayers?

Citizens and taxpayers can make up their own mind about what this trip is all about but personally, I see it as another act of sheer arrogance and defiance where police and army are sent in to a war zone to quell an increasingly volatile situation while the Prime Minister goes on yet another sight seeing junket trip halfway around the world courtesy of struggling PNG taxpayers.
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07:45

The use and abuse of language "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

 

07:30

Phil Goff is on a witch-hunt now "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Phil Goffs doctrinaire approach continues as he seeks to identify who is leaking information to media: Quote: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has admitted hes not quite sure who is leaking sensitive information from the council. Concern over leaks reached fever pitch on Tuesday after it was revealed nine councillors signed a letter of extreme dissatisfaction [] The post Phil Goff is on a witch-hunt now appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:20

Papua New Guinea's PM to visit China "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

xinhuanet.com | June 15, 2018

BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neill will pay a visit to China from June 20 to 26, as agreed by the two sides, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang announced Friday in Beijing.

Background

Prime Minister O'Neill's visit to China is an important high-level exchange between China and Papua New Guinea this year.

During the visit, President Xi Jinping will meet with Prime Minister O'Neill. Premier Li Keqiang will also meet with him.

The leaders of our two countries will exchange views on China-Papua New Guinea relations as well as other important issues of mutual interest.

Besides Beijing, Prime Minister O'Neill will visit Shanghai, Zhejiang and Guangdong.

Over the past 42 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Papua New Guinea, thanks to the concerted efforts of both sides, our bilateral relations have achieved remarkable progress.

Notably, in November 2014, President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister O'Neill agreed to establish the strategic partnership featuring mutual respect and common development.

Under the guidance of this important consensus, the China-Papua New Guinea relations have entered a new stage of rapid development.

 In November this year, President Xi Jinping will travel to Papua New Guinea for the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, which will provide an important opportunity for the further development of China-Papua New Guinea ties.

China is willing to work with Papua New Guinea to maintain the momentum of high-level exchanges and interactions at other levels, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in all dimensions, and enhance communication and coordination in international and regional affairs so as to move forward the China-Papua New Guinea strategic partnership.

07:15

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Andrew Little "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Transcript of interview, commentary later, but it was quite a good interview.
Saturday, 16 June 2018, 1:16 pm

On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Justice Minister Andrew Little
Lisa Owen: The Government must reduce the prison population by the end of next year or face complete failure of the prison system, according to Justice Ministry advice released to Newshub Nation. That advice also says those reductions will require significant reform. Here to discuss just what that means is Justice Minister Andrew Little. Good morning, Minister.
Andrew Little: Good morning.
For claritys sake, lets start with three-strikes first. Is the repeal of that legislation a possibility still as part of a wider package of changes?
Not right now. Our coalition partner, New Zealand First, has made it pretty clear they dont agree with the repeal of three-strikes at this point. They want to see a total package of reform. And it might be something that can be considered further down the track, but its not on the table right now.
How much would that change by itself have lowered the prison population?
Look, it could make some difference, but actually there are bigger gains through other changes that need to be made. Were got to have a look at the whole range of things. Its not just what the laws are bail laws, parole laws. Its actually what we do in the prisons things that dont necessarily require a law change. So what sort of services are we providing prisoners who need help and support, who can be changed and, with a bit of that extra help and support, can be released and not have a high probability of reoffending again? Thats where the game is, and thats kind of part of the change process we have.
Okay. I want to look at the different possibilities of change a bit later, but first lets lay out the situation as it is. Justice Ministry documents and weve got a whole big wodge of them here that were released to us under the Official Information Act they tell us the prison population is due to hit 13,400 by 2027. You simply dont have the beds for that, so would you be happy with prisoners sleeping on mattresses on the floor?
No. Of course you dont want that. And the reality is pretty much the first day we got into government, myself, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis, we got the advic...

07:00

Chris Trotter: Acquiring a taste for rat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Eugenie Sage has probably ensured the demise of the Greens. Her decision to be a Minister rather than a politician let alone a Green has put the cap on a growing level of dissatisfaction and distrust among Green Party members and voters. Both groups are now asking themselves: What is the point of voting for a party which promises to prevent the alienation of New Zealands precious water resources, when that partys Minister of Land Information claims the Overseas Investment Act left her with no choice except to permit its expansion? The saddest thing about this bullshit explanation is that it makes absolutely no reference to the choice that every holder of a ministerial warrant possesses: the choice to resign their portfolio rather than compromise their personal integrity by breaking their partys promises. Clearly the option of resigning never entered Sages head. Equally clearly, behaving like a responsible minister of the crown meant much more to her than keeping faith with the people who voted Green. The post Chris Trotter: Acquiring a taste for rat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:00

Science when it suits "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The government has been quick to act on the advice of its chief science advisor Sir Peter Gluckman over meth testing in state houses. 

Wouldnt it be good if a similar respect for science was shown for other policy?

Had they done so we wouldnt be facing a ban on off-shore exploration for oil and gas.

If they did so, we could be confident theyd agree with Nationals principles for a bipartisan approach to climate change:

  • taking a pragmatic, science-based approach,
  • utilising innovation and technology,
  • getting the incentives right to drive long-term change rather than short-term shocks
  • acting as part of a global response, and
  • considering the wider impacts on the economy, jobs and incomes

If they did so, we could have confidence that they making policy changes for the good of the country and the people and not blindly following political ideology.

It would be good but its very unlikely when weve got a government that accepts science only when it suits.

07:00

Mediawatch: Over hyped tosh "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ Media Watch

Chances are youve heard lots lately about Dancing with The Stars in the media   even if youve never watched it. TVNZ heavily promoted its new rival Tinder-in-the-tropics show as well. Are the TV networks overdoing the in-house hype for the shows and should we be footing the bill for them?

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/mwatch-20180617-0910-overdoing_the_in-house_reality_show_hype-128.mp3

06:30

The negative narrative continues for this government "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It appears that Jacinda-mania is over and that media have finally realised the princess has no answers. If there ever was a honeymoon it is well over now as the government lurches from one crisis after another and almost all are self inflicted. Stacey Kirk is the latest to put down the Kool-Aid sippy cup: [] The post The negative narrative continues for this government appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:26

Over 100 bowhead whales seen in Arctic ocean "IndyWatch Feed World"

This January 2018 video is called Ice Giants [Bowhead Whale Documentary].

From Wageningen University in the Netherlands:

At least 100 Bowhead whales sighted in the East Greenland Sea

June 12, 2018

Scientists of Wageningen Marine Research have just returned from the Arctic after a successful expedition organised by Oceanwide Expeditions, Inezia Tours & Natuurpunt. During the spring, whilst working in the Greenland Sea to the Southwest of Spitsbergen, the scientists discovered a group of at least 100 foraging bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus). This is a rare and endangered whale which is believed to be almost extinct and is consequently classed as Critically Endangered according to the IUCN.

For some years scientists from Wageningen Marine Research have worked as expedition guides on board the expedition vessel Plancius from Oceanwide Expeditions. Since 2015, increasing numbers of bowhead whales have been observed on the edge of the pack-ice off East Greenland during these expeditions, but this year all previous numbers were exceeded. On the 1st June 2018, during almost 7 hours steaming along the pack ice, a total of 104-114 bowhead whales were systematically counted.

The bowhead whale is well adapted to live in the Arctic and is therefore the only large whale that can survive year-round in this extreme climate and specifically along the pack-ice. The sub-population of bowhead whales in the area of Spitsbergen/Greenland Sea has been greatly reduced since the whaling operations from the 16th century [on] and consequently this subpopulation, which is estimated to number several hundreds of whales is no...

06:15

Most read "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Duncan Garners brutal assessment of a dysfunctional government Stuff editorial outlines the governments continued pratfalls The second winter of discontent is upon us Actually Andrew, that is precisely what Kiwi voters want Forgiving the unforgivable, or so says Audrey Young Our Whats Hot post and Must Read posts up the top of our home page are based on [] The post Most read appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Cameron and Collier on fragile states: anything new? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.pg"

The Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development, chaired by David Cameron and including such luminaries as Paul Collier and Donald Kaberuka, released its report a few weeks ago. Overall, we think its a helpful contribution that adds the weight of some big names to a growing consensus about what has gone wrong and what could be done better when it comes to helping countries emerge from violent conflict.

The easiest criticism is that the authors dont live up to their own stated ambition: while claiming to be charting new ground and disparaging much of what has gone before, the report echoes existing work, while not really engaging with or even acknowledging some of the most important ideas and publications in the broader academic and practitioner discourses.

Sensible messages

We should all welcome the full-throated repudiation of the liberal state-building model of the 2000s in its most simplistic and hubristic forms. From the outset, the authors frame the escape from conflict as a political process driven by the emergence of institutions capable of solving context-specific collective action problems. They frankly acknowledge the limited ability of outsiders to effect institutional outcomes and social change in a deliberate manner. They warn against seeking to resolve fragility through transplanting OECD-style institutions, quickly pursuing multi-party elections, or driving constitutional reform processes. They rightly argue that such institutional measures should follow and consolidate more organic and legitimate power-sharing and accountability arrangements forged by national actors, rather than initiate them.

The reports emphasis on the importance of critical junctures and the potential use of these moments to signal positive change and project public authority is welcome. The effort to combine a political framework containing insights from psychology (around the importance of a common purpose and shared identity), with a sensible framework for economic development has unusual breadth, at least when compared to the mainstream economic literature. Messages on the need for realism, prioritisation, and a long-term perspective are music to our ears.

Welcome to the fold, Professor Sirs

But how much of this is new? A voluminous literature over the course of more than a decade criticises the externally-driven liberal statebuilding model. A decades-old political economy and comparative politics literature describes historical processes of state formation, covering experiences from...

06:00

Kelvin Davis is a weak link, well one of them anyway "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Heather du Plessis-Allan reckons Kelvin Davis has a target on his back: Quote: Someone get Kelvin Davis a bottle of something strong, because this is going to hurt. From here on in, government is going to be painful for Arderns 2IC. Hes just marked himself as an easy target. The baby buck straggling behind the [] The post Kelvin Davis is a weak link, well one of them anyway appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Pike River police may re-investigate "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

RNZ: Police get ready to reopen Pike River investigation The police are gearing up to reopen their investigation into the explosion at Pike River, in anticipation of the planned re-entry of the mine later this year. Assistant Commissioner Richard Chambers visited Greymouth last week to meet the Pike River Recovery Agency and victims families. Detective []

06:00

Food,Glorious Food: Our Food E01 Norfolk "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Interesting BBC series on British Food and its history

06:00

PNG forces may face superior firepower in highlands incursion "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

MAG 58 Model 60-20 machine gunJERRY SINGIROK | Edited

PORT MORESBY - The MAG 58 Model 60-20 seen here is one of the most robust, deadly and effective machine guns ever manufactured.

It is an air cooled, piston and gas operated weapon manufactured in the USA and Belgium that uses a 7.62mm NATO belt-fed round and can effectively engage targets from 200-800 meters and, in open country, up a kilometre.

In 1996, after trials, the PNG Defence Force under my command purchased them.

Then, a few years ago, some went missing. I have recently seen photographs of them on social media.

They have been installed on cabin-top trucks in the Southern Highlands Province.

Ready for the fightI am very concerned, if not frightened, that the PNG government is deploying police and soldiers to the Southern Highlands who are likely to come face to face with the MAG 58.

A premature state of emergency in the face of this combat power appears to be a cheap, reckless and a knee-jerk option by the government.

In 1989, the then PNG government reacted to a security situation on Bougainville similar to Mendi today which brought PNG to its knees for ten years.

A solid province was depleted of it minerals for that period and denied a generation of the blessings they would have brought.

This seems to be yet another irresponsible decision along a similar path.

How can the government sustain the PNGDF at a prolonged high level and intense military operation if it has not invested in air mobility and cannot buy the most basic uniforms, boots, field gear, ammunition, rations, fuel and so on.

The country is stuck and doomed.

Brigadier-General Jerry Singirok was a career soldier who was onetime commander of the PNG Defence...

05:54

Hard lefties oppose National cooperation on climate change "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Jacinda Ardern has described climate change as my generations nuclear free moment (in a campaign speech in August 2017). Simon Bridges wont go that far. On Q+A yesterday CORIN DANN So certainty. Is climate change the nuclear-free issue of your generation? SIMON BRIDGES I would not go that far. Is it the most significant environmental []

05:41

I THINK I WOULD HAVE LIKED THIS GUY "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the US.    He served as Warren Harding's Vice-President and assumed the presidency in 1923 when Harding died in office.   He was elected in his own right in 1924 in a landslide victory and retired in 1928 after declining nomination for a second term which he would have surely won.

There was nothing pretentious about Coolidge.   His exhibited the traditional New England Puritan virtues of honesty, industry, thrift, taciturnity and piety and presided over a strong and burgeoning economy.   He is perhaps best remembered for his saying "The business of America is business".

But I particularly like this story ... his son, Calvin Jnr learned of his fathers ascent to power working as a field hand on a New England tobacco farm.   Honest work in the fresh air was considered a needful thing by the family, which was still very much connected to its middle-class roots. There would be no fake resume-padding jobs or summers spent lolling on sailboats or golf links.

The story goes that when young Cal opted to stay cutting tobacco, one of his co-workers was incredulous that he was staying despite his elevated status. If my father was President, I wouldn't work in a tobacco field the other boy said.

 Calvin responded, If my father were your father, you would.

05:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:30

QotD: Has NZ has been accepting economic coercion? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"


"Generally, if you find yourself over-exposed to someone else (some person, some business, some country), and especially one of questionable character, the prudent thing to do is to gradually reduce your exposure, diversify your risks, and regain your (perceived) freedom to act in accord with your values. But when it comes to the People's Repuplic of China (PRC), prevailing opinion ministerial speeches, taxpayer-funded lobby groups, and so on seems to be that we should double-down, increasing our exposure to a country that they know to be an international thug and bully...
    "But weve allowed a couple of industries ...  to flourish, and politically salient sector risks to develop, which now depend on the New Zealand government cowering in the corner and never upsetting Beijing... It should be a matter of priority ... to look to reduce those specific exposures, encouraging greater resilience in the respective industries, so that one day we could have the courage to stand for what we believe assuming that among the political classes, belief is still about something more than the last trade dollar, and the next political donation. In time one hopes, (in a day decades hence when freedom comes to China) we should aim for a relationship of trust and mutual respect, not one of the battered wife cowering in the corner."

~ Michael Reddell, from his post 'Economic Coercion PRC-Style'
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05:19

Hillsong Church. The Australian New Zealand pedophile founder of Hillsong Church Frank Houston and Richard Huckle the British pedophile both used Christian leadership to sexual abuse hundreds of little children "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Richard Huckle Super Sicko Pedophile

Richard Huckle the British Pedophile who used the cover of a trusted Christian leader like the pedophile Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong mega-church, to access children. Richard Huckle committed pedophile offences in impoverished communities in Malaysia. Detectives has estimated he sexually abused two hundred children. Australian detectives tracked him down on the secret dark web on the Net and helped to get his arrest. He was arrested when he flew into the UK. In the UK offenders can be charged with overseas pedophile crimes back in the UK.

 

05:18

Yemeni war continues, as does the arms industry "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The war in Yemen has been going for three years, but it doesnt get much attention still. But like Syria, it is not just an internal battle, it is a battle that regional and international powers are also involved in, with little success except for feeding the arms industry. Reuters: Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes []

05:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

How to get the best of it all? One must conquer, achieve, get to the top; one must know the end to be convinced that one can win the end to know theres no dream that mustnt be dared. . . Is this the summit, crowning the day? How cool and quiet! Were not exultant; but delighted, joyful; soberly astonished. . . Have we vanquished an enemy? None but ourselves. Have we gained success? That word means nothing here. Have we won a kingdom? No. . . and yes. We have achieved an ultimate satisfaction. . . fulfilled a destiny. . . To struggle and to understand never this last without the other; such is the law. . .   George Mallory who was born on this day in 1886.

Brookings Institution: Threats to Democracy in the Trump Era "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Interesting panel discussion at the Brookings Institution with amongst others David Frum.

05:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:00

While Mendi burns, Peter O'Neill hides out in Moresby "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Dash 8 on fireBRYAN KRAMER MP | Nokondi Talk | Edited extracts

MADANG On Friday prime minister Peter O'Neill declared a state of emergency in Southern Highlands Province following a serious outbreak of civil violence in the capital Mendi.

The decision covered the suspension of the provincial government, appointing an emergency controller, deploying the police mobile squad and criminal investigators, initiating troop deployments and approving K6 million to enable their mobilisation.

The unrest including the torching of the governors residence, an Air Niugini aircraft and the court house - was triggered by a national court ruling dismissing a petition challenging the election of Governor William Powi.

The PNG electoral commission had declared Powi the winner of the regional seat in last years general elections, a decision unprecedented as the decision was made before counting was complete.

What is particularly interesting about this matter is that it is taking place in O'Neill's own province. So what does he do?

Well, instead of flying back home to address the issue, he hides out in Port Moresby and attends the opening of the new port facility.

I have no doubt the Mendi issue could have been easily resolved without a state of emergency had he returned home to take the lead.

The problem for O'Neill and other Southern Highlands politicians is that the people have lost trust in them and respect for them.

So perhaps it is understandable why they would be too scared to go back to the province to resolve this matter.

It is sad when the people of the Southern Highlands, living in fear and uncertainty, are ignored by their leaders who remain in Port Moresby to cut ribbons and play golf.

In the recent past, when there was similar civil disruption in my own province of Madang after police killed some young men, I rushed back home to help try to resolve it.

I had received reports the situation was out of control and that hundreds of youths planned to march into town to burn down the police station and every settlement in Madang.

I travelled to the troubled area to meet with community and youth leaders who explained there was little they could do as the garamut had been beating night and day sending out word to meet at 4 Mile and march on the town.

The nex...

04:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A funeral for Smear Your Mea founder Talei Morrison will be held on Wednesday in Rotorua. Morrison, who was also a kapa haka star, lost her very public battle with cervical cancer at 10.30am on Saturday, in a Hamilton hospice facility.[] Morrison was 42 when she was diagnosed with stage four cervical cancer in August last year. Morrison spoke [] The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is bezonian (noun) (archaic) A knave or rascal Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : The root of the archaic English noun bezonian is the Italian noun bisogno need, lack, also in the late 16th century, raw, needy recruit (newly landed in Italy from Spain). In English bezonian has always [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 18 22 The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Informal economy keeps us going as our country struggles "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Street vendors
Selling convenience goods, sweets, cold water, soft drink and betel nut - all part of PNG's informal economy

NAITHAN H LATI

HONOLULU - Luckily Papua New Guinea has an informal economy that sustains the life of citizens despite an economic recession that is badly affecting the country.

With the sale of items like buai, daka, cold-water, ice-block and the like anywhere thats convenient without regulation on trade, PNG commerce keeps going as usual.

Were lucky to have an informal economy where everyone is minding their own business and earning an invome.

Most of these people hardly notice the economic recession which mostly concerns only the working class people and those who pay tax from their wages and salaries.

That said, however, everyone pays GST to access goods and services in urban areas and such people are not excluded from the overall economic cycle.

If we were a country without a large informal economic sector, we would face a different scenario. Most of us would be homeless or starving.

But take the informal sector out of the picture, and the recession in PNG is real. Working parents, boyfriends, girlfriends and wantoks are burdened with expectations for assistance and requests for money.

The best we all can do is to keep afloat with little we earn and to try to make sure our families are OK.

We Papua New Guineans have a tendency to accept this and live each day by luck and dinao [borrowing] until the next fortnight when the cycle continues with family commitments and customary obligations.

We really need to teach each other about the realities of our economy and try to be prudent with our money and stop that reckless spending beyond what we can afford.

There is a gap between the elites and the normal citizens of PNG in which cash plays a major role.

The cashed-up elites are on the upper end to do everything they can with their money; including making more money in every way they can.

On the other hand, the ordinary citizens and hone...

03:20

Media watch Monday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

18 June 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []

03:15

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

03:10

Open Forum Monday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

18 June 2018 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []

03:00

Humour in the Morning "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This seems very apposite in todays PC world.

03:00

Mi no save gut long dispela go pinis "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Pardon-coverANNE-MARIE SMITH

From Pardon My French by Anne-Marie Smith, Ginninderra Press, 232 pages, $32.50. You can order your copy here

HENLEY BEACH - Leaving Papua New Guinea after ten happy years there was the toughest yet the gentlest of experiences.

Weve come to see you out. Its for good luck, our Melanesian neighbours stood at the door.

Its our custom, they said, we like to safeguard our friends as they leave their house.

Their presence also took the fuss out of locking up and dulled the ache of glancing at the house for one last time.

Arriving at the airport, I sensed a sweet smell. The scent got stronger, reminding me of the frangipani tree I had left in bloom in the front garden of our house.

We made these leis for you to wear. a group of waiting friends called out. Look, there is one for each of you. Try them for size.

Someone said size 0 and giggling resounded throughout the group, a Papua New Guinea English in-joke, no doubt.

After I hugged a couple more friends whod come to see us off, I noticed my flowers were wet with tears. 

Ten years of seeing people come and go and it was my turn to be going finish. I was leaving for good. The circle around my family and me was getting larger yet more blurry.  Melanesian people were familiar to farewelling expatriates, a regular post-colonial mission.

On behalf of your Ni-Vanuatu, Kanaky and Papua New Guinean friends and colleagues, we want to say we indeed had good times together and yumi olgeta [all of us] wish you and your family well.

By that time, letting go was becoming a real dilemma. Embracing one another felt good, but in the end, Id have to let everyone of those hands slip out of mine. The lei around my neck was getting bruised, wetter and the inebriating smell made me reel with emotion.

I cant find it, I was fumbling through my bilum, muttering to myself. I wonder what I did with it, I said, rummaging through the bag. It isnt there!

Unable to find my camera when I wanted to keep a record of this significant moment made me even more emotional. 

Do w...

02:27

Not Global Warming: Extreme weather in the US rapidly increasing in frequency and severity "IndyWatch Feed World"

The last year has brought record-breaking natural disasters of all shapes and sizes to the U.S., from massive hurricanes in the Gulf to wildfires and flash-flooding in the Pacific. Though isolated in time and space, it would be an oversight to consider these events entirely unrelated. For years, climate scientists have been predicting more extreme weather as carbon emissions increase and global temperatures rise. And what we're seeing is exactly that, producing wreckage well beyond your every-few-years event. Let's have a look at the last 12 months. Comment: The climate is growing stranger and more extreme by the day, but it's not global warming and it's not caused by CO2: Cosmic Climate Change is Underway

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23:55

Homeless Man Becomes Millionaire by Building Beaches in Peoples Backyards "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Sometimes, you dont know your true calling until it finds you. This was certainly the case for Eric White, 33, the owner of Zydeco Construction. The once formerly-homeless man now owns a Louisiana-based company that builds beaches in peoples backyards, and hes making millions doing it.

When White was 15-years-old, he was homeless for about eight months. Growing up, things werent easy for me, he told USA Today. White dropped out of school in the ninth grade and only had a second-grade reading skill. I could hardly even spell my name, he said.

Despite his lacking education, he always felt as if he understood construction. I knew if I worked at it, said White, I could really do something with it. He got his start working for a local construction company just to pay the bills. But later, he learned of a job opening with a Baton Rouge-based company that paid $12 hour. The guy that I worked for there took me under his wing and taught me about the company. Within the first six months,...

22:55

The Late Movie: RAF at War "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

WWII propaganda film,but not too bad

22:05

World view Monday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Sunday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

22:01

June 18 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

618  Li Yuan became Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang Dynasty rule over China.

1178  Five Canterbury monks saw what was possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the moons distance from the earth (on the order of metres) are a result of this collision.

1264 The Parliament of Ireland met at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.

1429  French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeated the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay.

1757  Battle of Koln between Prussian Forces under Frederick the Great of Prussia and an Austrian Army under the command of Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun in the Seven Years War.

1767  Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sighted Tahiti. He is considered the first European to reach the island.

1778  American Revolutionary War: British troops abandoned Philadelphia.

1812  War of 1812: The U.S. Congress declared war on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

1815  Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo leads to Napoleon Bonaparte abdicating the throne of France for the second and last time.

1830  French invasion of Algeria

1858  Charles Darwin received a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that included nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwins own.  which prompted Darwin to publish his theory.

1859  First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.

...

21:06

Turnbull Government set to begin second session as member of UN Human Rights Council "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Turnbull Governments second session as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the UN body responsible for protecting the rights and dignity of people all over the world, will begin in Geneva tomorrow.

Key focusses for the session will be the ongoing atrocities in Syria and Myanmar. Reports on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, racism, violence against women and the human rights responsibilities of businesses will also feature at the session.

Daniel Webb, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, is in Geneva to scrutinise the role the Australian Government plays on the world stage and to ensure transparency and accountability for the Governments actions domestically.

"Just saying over and over again that you respect human rights doesnt make it true. If we want a world where all people are treated fairly and humanely - where victims of cruelty and injustice arent just abandoned to suffer at the hands of dictators and military regimes then we need Governments like ours to play a principled and constructive role on the UN Human Rights Council, said Mr Webb.

Australias first session on the Council, in March this year, was dominated by strong criticism of its indefinite detention of refugees on Manus and Nauru and what an independent UN expert described as the Turnbull Governments astonishing anti-democratic slide. While the Australian Government spoke out strongly against the Syrian Governments continuing atrocities against civilians, it offered only a weak response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. 

"The Rohingya families being burned alive in their homes in Myanmar. The children dying in attacks in Syria. The journalists rotting in prisons for speaking truth to power. They all need Governments like ours to form part of the UNs principled spine, not to gnaw away at the foundation of human rights with mealy-mouthed words and unprincipled actions, said Mr Webb.

Straight-talking, principled action and practising what we preach are absolutely vital to our Government being able to play the role the international community needs us to.

Australia was elected for a three-year term on the Council in October last year. This Council session runs from 18 June - 6 July. The Human Rights Law Centre will attend every day of the Council session and provide regular updates on the Australian Governments actions.

The Council session can be livestreamed here: ...

20:30

Howard Keel Bless Your Beautiful Hide "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Great song from Stanley Donens 1954 musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Some great songs and dance numbers.

20:00

Q+A Business Podcast "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Corin Dann went to the Pomegranate Kitchen in Wellington to interview Rebecca Stewart. Shes the Co-founder of this social enterprise catering company employing former refugees as cooks. They make delicious Middle Eastern food for local people.

19:43

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Come in and sit by the fire.

I accepted the invitation, enjoyed the chat that came with it and am grateful for the warmth of both.

19:19

Is the Budget built on a bed of lies? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Truth table

Being variously occupied with other things, this year's Australian Budget came and went with nary a comment from me (except briefly in passing here). 

A Budget effectively in balance is forecast for 2019-20, and a solid surplus of $11.5 billion or 0.5 per cent of GDP is now forecast for 2020-21. 

The 2017-18 underlying cash balance was the strongest since the financial crisis, and so too was the estimate for 2018-19.

Rose-tinted outlook?

It's apparently become something of a tradition to lambast the Treasurer for the Budget forecasts.

In fact, last year it was variously claimed that the Budget was built on a bed of lies, in part because of the apparently optimistic iron ore price projections.

This year's main point of contention is wages growth being forecast to rise to 3 per cent by 2020-21.

Looking at the latest wages numbers you'd have to agree that this is an optimisti...

19:00

Sunday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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18:30

The propaganda video made to influence Kim Jong Un "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz A brilliant move by Trump. This is the video Trump played to Kim at their summit meeting in Singapore . The post The propaganda video made to influence Kim Jong Un appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:26

Europe risks falling behind in digital transformation "IndyWatch Feed War"

FT launches project to find the champions for tech-led change across the region

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By Patrick McGee

There are fears that Europe is falling behind in digital transformation, just as the so-called fourth industrial evolution begins to change the business models of traditional industries in noticeable ways.

The predicted efficiency gains from the adoption of new technology are so great that, at first glance, they appear to be typos. PwC, for instance, forecasts the shift to contribute as much as 14 per cent to global GDP gains by 2030 or about $15tn in todays value.

However, digitalisation has so far been patchy. According to PwC, two-thirds of the 1,155 global manufacturing companies they surveyed have just started or have not yet embarked on their digital transformation.

Europe, in particular, is lagging behind: just 5 per cent of manufacturers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea) are digital champions, PwC says, versus 11 per cent in the Americas and 19 per cent in Asia-Pacific.

On the other hand, Europe has strong foundations in fields such as artificial intelligence (AI) and cryptography, says Siraj Khaliq, a partner at Atomico, a technology investment group, which compiles an annual report, The State of European Tech. Over the past two years, he says, industry has been increasingly tapping into these innovations with small acquisitions happening all the time.

The trajectory is very strong for these areas, especially with government policies of encouraging entrepreneurship with tax breaks and other measures, Mr Khaliq adds. More than 30 national and regional initiatives for digitalising industry have been launched across the continent over the past few years.

Help us find Europes digital transformation leaders

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The Financial Times, in partnership with Google and Nesta, the innovation foundation, is looking for organisations and people across Europe who are showing best practice in digital transformation.

We are looking for companies, big and small, as well as individuals and non-profit organisations, who are using digital technologies to grow, create jobs, reach new markets or transform their business. We would also like to hear about excellent skills training programmes and the creation of new technologie...

18:00

Sunday standup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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18:00

Classic Drama: The Duchess of Duke Street with Gemma Jones S02 E12 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A word of warning, this is a great series, but some of the video quality is poor. Yet years ago I enjoyed this very much.

On a different note the food consultant was one Michael Smith who wrote some excellent books about British food


The Duchess of Duke Street
 is a BBC television drama series set in London between 1900 and 1925. It was created by John Hawkesworth, previously the producer of the ITV period drama Upstairs, Downstairs.[1] It starred Gemma Jones as Louisa Leyton/Trotter, the eponymous Duchess who works her way up from servant to renowned cook to proprietrix of the upper-class Bentinck Hotel in Duke Street, St. Jamess, in London.

The story is loosely based on the real-life career of Rosa Lewis (ne Ovenden), the Duchess of Jermyn Street, who ran the Cavendish Hotel in London.[2] When the show first aired, there were many people who still remembered her, as she lived until 1952. According to census returns, she was born in Leyton, Essex, to a watchmaker. In the series, Louisas family name is Leyton, and her father is a clock-maker.

17:34

Doggies needing good homes "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

I've just become 'mum' to one of these pups. The real mum is a smooth coat smallish Huntaway and the father mostly Sharpei. Working/ farm dogs.

Six remain and the owner is very keen for them to go to good homes.

Mine, now named 'Limmy', has been a joy for the half day we have had her. Very calm - sat/slept on my knee for the journey home. Has done some exploring since arriving, said a shy howdy to the first inhabitants (existing Huntaway seems rather intrigued if cautious) but at 8 weeks, still wanting to be cuddled back to sleep - missing her litter.

Anyone interested in giving a good home to one of these pups please email me at dandl.mitchellNZ@gmail.com

(Hat-tip Gecko)

17:30

BBC TV Drama: Telfords Change (1975) E06 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Barkworth played a bank manager, Mark Telford, who took a backward step in his career in order to retreat from the rat race. He relinquished his job in international banking and became a local branch manager in Dover.

Telfords wife Laura (played by Hannah Gordon) and son Peter (Michael Maloney) remained in London. Keith Barron played Tim Hart, Lauras theatrical colleague who was keen to have an affair with her, and with whom she did have a brief liaison. In order to win back his wife, Telford gave up the Dover job and returned to international banking.

The series was created and sold to the BBC by Barkworth himself and a group of colleagues (including Mark Shivas) through a company called Astramead

17:30

The Symptoms Of A Syndrome, Part Two "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The world is changing. The deceivers are not amused. The Conspiracy Theory badge of honour, has become a stain on the forehead of the stupid. They wear it well. They are no longer the better informed and more intelligent, they are the exposed terminal fools. The essential pretense of the dark corridors, otherwise The Enemy []

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17:30

Hannity: Former Obama official is trying to change her tune "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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17:29

New name for ACT party? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

It looks like the ACT party are considering renaming themselves. They have to do something to turn their lack of support around, they are virtually nothing but the MP for Epsom. Frank Newman: ACT re-branding David Seymour says they are looking at a possible name change. In an interview on Radio NZ on 15 June []

17:04

Fiji Bati squad for Melanesian Cup clash against PNG Kumuls "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The Fiji National Rugby League has named its Fiji Bati team for the upcoming Melanesian Cup clash against the Papua New Guinea Kumuls at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in Sydney.

The team, features a number of players from the 2017 Rugby League World Cup squad, including Jarryd Hayne, Kevin Naiqama and Suliasi Vunivalu as the Bati looks to win back the Melanesian Cup they last held in 2015.

Tickets for the match are available from Ticketek.

Fiji Bati
1. Kevin Naiqama (c)
2. Suliasi Vunivalu
3. Akuila Uate
4. Tyrone Phillips
5. Marcelo Montoya
6. Jarryd Hayne
7. Henry Raiwalui
8. Kane Evans
9. Joe Lovodua
10. Tui Kamikamica
11. King Vuniyayawa
12. Salesi Junior Faingaa
13. Jayson Bukuya

14. Eloni Vunakece
15. Pio Seci
16. Sitiveni Moceidreke
17. Pio Sokobalavu
18. Mikaele Ravalawa
19. Junior Roqica

17:00

A bizarre video from a Dhimmi Prime Minister "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post A bizarre video from a Dhimmi Prime Minister appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:00

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S02 E04 Big Brother "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft (Croft also directed some episodes), with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC Set in London, the show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff of the retail ladies and gentlemens clothing departments in the flagship department store of a fictional chain called Grace Brothers.

16:30

Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Just a brief note to those readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily roundup in the comments. PLEASE remember that politically incorrect and offensive (but funny) jokes are only to be enjoyed on Mondays in the Comedy corner post which is specifically for that kind of humour. Do not post that kind [] The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:15

Q+A Panel discussing the Simon Bridges interview "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Following the Q+A interview with Simon Bridges there was this panel discussion.

The panel was Josie Pagani, Peter Dunne and Fran OSullivan.

16:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. On Backchat, you are free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. To participate youll need to sign up for a Disqus account which is free, quick, and easy. On posts that are not articles like this one, you do not have to stay on topic [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:30

Whaleoil sports quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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15:00

New Zealand Quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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14:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Fricative  denoting a type of consonant made by the friction of breath in a narrow opening, producing a turbulent air flow; a fricative consonant; a consonant characterized by frictional passage of the expired breath through a narrowing at some point in the vocal tract.

14:00

Would you like sharia with that? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Longer ago than I care to reveal I would occasionally frequent the Hare Krishnas restaurant just near Melbournes famous Flinders Street Station. The food was always basic and no choice: depending on the day, either a tomato pasta or a potato curry, with a spiced pudding and custard, and cordial. But the main attraction for [] The post Would you like sharia with that? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:50

Q+A: Corin Dann interviews Simon Bridges "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Q+A Panel discussion with Josie Pagani, Peter Dunne and Fran OSullivan is posted here.

Here via Scoop is the TVNZ Press release and transcript:-

Tricky trade-offs and balances on climate change says Simon Bridges.

Nationals leader says the party is committed to tackling climate change but it says there are some scientific questions that needed to be answered about carbon dioxide versus methane.

Mr Bridges was speaking on TVNZ 1s Q+A this morning following an announcement this week his party would offer bipartisan support to the Government on climate change.

The target we set was 50 percent fewer emissions by 2050, he said. Broadly speaking, it is carbon zero on CO2, but it is acknowledging the I think emerging consensus around the science that on methane and the like, they are short-lived gases and thats holding constant, rather than decreasing.

Ive made clear that I do want to prioritise the environment, but I also understand that these things, there are tricky trade-offs and balances here. The reality is food production is still like number one for us.

He did not want to see a huge growth in cow numbers.

I think certainly we wouldnt want to see significantly more cows. I think the reality is actually what we have got to do is weve got to invest a lot more in science and innovation and technology to get those solutions.

Q + A
Episode 14
SIMON BRIDGES
Interviewed by CORIN DANN

CORIN It is been an interesting week for National watching from afar in Singapore.

SIMON Sure has.

CORIN Law and order, climate change. You have made quite an interesting shift on climate change. Why have you done that?

SIMON I think ultimately because it is about demonstrating some leadership, even from opposition and doing what we think is the right and responsible thing and providing certaint...

13:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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13:23

Mori Activist Wins Over Lake Horowhenua "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Police have abandoned a long-running Court battle to bring a trespass charge against a Mori activist, who has been living []

13:18

Answers To The Mid-Week Quiz "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

And now the answers to our Mid Week Quiz No. 126 The latest challenge can still be done by []

13:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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12:30

Canada, Australia & our Pacific neighbours support the United States & Israel but we stupidly do not "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Last year the United Nations General Assembly resolution chastising Israel for provoking strife with the Palestinians by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel brought a warning response from the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. Haley threatened to withdraw United States funding to the United Nations, also saying that they would [] The post Canada, Australia & our Pacific neighbours support the United States & Israel but we stupidly do not appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:05

ON PHIL MICKELSON "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Love my golf although my game can best be described as 'glorious in its mediocrity'.    Phil (the thrill) Mickelson has long been one of my golfing icons.    His short game is amazing.

Ok, the Shinnecock Hills course was tough, brutal even, but what Mickelson did on the 13th ... putting the ball then, when it missed the hole (and moving further away by the second), chasing after it and hitting it back towards the hole while it was still moving (away) was totally reprehensible and a huge breech of golfing etiquette.

For that he incurred a two shot penalty in accordance with rule 1-2.    I stand with those commentators who have it that Mickelson should have been disqualified under Rule 33-7.   His subsequent actions confirm that ... downplaying his action and telling critics to 'toughen up' shows huge disrespect for the game.

Sorry Phil ... you lost it and I will never view you in the same light again.

12:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Imperial Federation Map of the World Prior to Encarta, Google and Wikipedia, maps such as these were designed to create awe, inspire, provide important and accurate information and look good too. This one is certainly a work of art and would have been found in libraries and classrooms. To be able to zoom in [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:54

DO NOT FIRE THE FIRST BULLET, YOU ARE NOT THE ENEMY. THIS GOVERNMENT IS BROKE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

by THOMAS LAKA
PNG is praying for you. Please exercise great courage n strength in the face of adversity. The SHP people are not your enemies. They are fellow citizens with an issue. The assets destroyed in this unrest are replaceable but human life is irreplaceable. The weapons that we see posted on social media and on main media and you will see with your eyes in the hands of our people have been with them for years. They have been kept hidden until now. These tribal people have amassed an armory like an army. All tribes have weapons to protect tribal territory against real n potential tribal enemies.
Tribal members don't normally use weapons for rascal n gang-type activities against innocent people because if they do they know they will create unnecessary tribal enemies. The conflict or unrest today in SHP is not a tribal issue but a political n electoral process one which is involving several tribes from a confined area where the election petitioner n incumbent Governor come from(their village) n where their stronghold support is based.
I doubt if the whole of SHP, Mendi or Nipa are involved in the current. Most are innocent n law-abiding people. SO YOU WON'T HAVE A REAL ENEMY. THEY ARE YOUR BROTHERS

Don't fire the first one bullet. The PNG Government is cash-strapped n with non-existent air support you will be easy targets for snippers from hilltops. These people are tribal fighters n they know their topography. Think of your comrades in your platoon n company. Think of your wife n children. Don't be provoked but be strong-willed in maintaining calm n peace. We are praying for God to you gi...

11:33

Me, You and Him E01/06 Friday the 13th "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From Wikipedia

Me, You and Him is a British television sitcom, that aired on ITV from 30 July to 3 September 1992. It was made for the ITV network by Thames

It was written by and starred Hugh DennisNick Hancock and Steve Punt, all previously known though particularly, Punt and Dennis for their work on the alternative comedy and satirical circuit, especially through the BBC Radio 1 sketch show The Mary Whitehouse Experience, which had transferred to television and made Dennis and Punt into household names

11:30

Senior criminology lecturer says free the weed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Dr Fiona Hutton, a senior lecturer in criminology, talks some sense on drug-law reform: Quote: QuoI started 2018 with an unmistakable sense of optimism after years of procrastinating and avoiding the evidence, a government was going to hold a referendum on legalising cannabis by 2020. Could this be the beginning of an exciting new [] The post Senior criminology lecturer says free the weed appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:24

PETER ONEILL MUST RESIGN "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

by JAMES MAKOP
Joseph Kobol and his supporters have done the unthinkable. They have committed an act which in any ones book would be classified as an act of terrorism. This is not an isolated act as ONeill has termed and downplayed.
The world is watching. They expect the full force of the law to come bearing down on the perpetrators. This is in view of the fact Papua New Guinea will be hosting APEC this year, attended by some of the worlds most powerful leaders. The credibility of the country hinges upon its ability to rein in radical elements and this has now been subject to the test.
Peter ONeills reaction is predictable. He has to be seen to be acting. But his declaration of the SOE has far-reaching ominous implications.

1. Joseph Kobol and his supporters know they have crossed the Rubicon line. There is no turning back. Surrendering would mean the most severe penalty and a very long time in prison. They will not surrender.

2. In suspending the SHP Provincial government, the government has invoke the ire of the incumbent governors supporters. They have now declared war on the State. 

3. There are now two warring factions bristling with military issue weapons. They have been emboldened by the passive reaction of the police and military when they burnt the aircraft. That psychological barrier has now been breached. 

I...

11:19

Laugh All You Like: Theyre REAL! David Icke Podcast Plus John Keel Book PDF "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Its been a while a while since I last heard Icke speak on the subject of reptoids and interdimensionals, and this is a beaut: He sums up the big picture nicely. In case one is inclined to think this something new or just Ickes personal take on things, UFO and paranormal investigator John Keel first []

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11:00

Ho Ho Ho "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"









On his way from NK to Singapore

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11:00

Mr Lester and his bunch of culture warriors "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wellington residents (at least those still buying a hardcopy newspaper) woke on Thursday to find that the shrunken Dominion Post newspaper had given itself a temporary Maori masthead and an, apparently, permanent change of name, to something that looks as though it might be the longest newspaper name anywhere in the world. I guess private businesses can [] The post Mr Lester and his bunch of culture warriors appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:30

White people are noticing something new "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Gosh. What is it? We burn in the sun? We are the most disparaged race on Earth? White lives dont matter? Of course not. Drum roll Their own whiteness. This from New York Times Quote: Being white in America has long been treated, at least by white people, as too familiar to be of much interest. Its [] The post White people are noticing something new appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:12

WHAT HONEYMOON "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Yep, I'm tribal National but not ever in my wildest dreams did I think that just eight months into the CoL taking the treasury benches elements of the media here would be speculating that this could very well be a one term government.

"Its taken them three minutes to look as shabby, arrogant and as broken down as a third term government suffering rampant hubris and pleading to be put out of its misery."

Ouch and double ouch and I thought 'he' was one of  'theirs'.

10:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Taken from 2nd floor, Riverside Building at Christchurch Hospital, looking east towards the Avon river, Cambridge Terrace and the end of Cashel St.   NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Treasure "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Treasure Prints

We walked together on the beach that day to find some treasure from the sea & the thing I remember best is laughing at how everything we found we threw back so someone else could find it, because we already had all the treasure we could hold. Treasure  2018 Brian Andreas posted with permission.

You can buy books, posters, cards, ornaments and more and sign up for a daily dose of whimsy like this by email at Story People.

09:47

Free Hawai`i "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople.pacific"

A MAUNA KEA MESSAGE FROM PUA CASE


























June 21 is a day for Solstice Ceremonies and is very significant as we all know and recognize to many peoples around the world. 

What an auspicious day to be assigned to come together for Mauna Kea and in that spirit we ask for prayers and support as we present the oral arguments addressing the decision of the Board of Land and Natural Resources to grant the construction permit to build the 18 story Thirty Meter Telescope on the Northern Plateau of the mountain following the second contested case hearing. 

Please stand with us for Mauna Kea from where ever you are. Mauna Kea is sacred and we are still here! 

We are thankful and all in this together. #Forthemountains #Forthesea #Forthelands...

09:43

Consensus government or an awful mess? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Its certainly been a messy week for the Government. Is it a sign of a bigger, awful mess? Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tried to paper over some of this weeks cracks by claiming it was consensus government in action, but there were worrying suggestions it was the opposite both Labour and NZ First ministers []

09:30

Stuff editorial outlines the governments continued pratfalls "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A Stuff editorial outlines the governments continued pratfalls: Quote: To err is human, to put it on a voicemail message is simply stupid. Health Minister David Clark is considered a bit of a hotshot. Barely a year into his political career, he was shoulder-tapped by then-Labour leader David Shearer to man-mark Nationals formidable Mr Fixit, [] The post Stuff editorial outlines the governments continued pratfalls appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:00

Whaleoil music quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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08:57

Is synthetic food going to be safe? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Theres growing interest in things like fake meet laboratory concocted food. It is seen as potentially a better alternative to meat to feed a growing world population. But is is safe? I think its too soon to tell. There was an interesting item about this in Q&A this morning. Fake meat soon on the []

08:45

RNZ Insight on the Mycoplasma Bovis disaster "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ Insight looks at the Mycoplasma Bovis issue

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/inst-20180615-0810-insight_the_blight_of_mycoplasma_bovis-128.mp3

The government has entered the fight against Mycoplasma bovis all guns blazing with a promise to spend almost one billion dollars trying to eradicate the cattle disease. Whether it will succeed remains uncertain. More at the RNZ link

08:30

Tough Talk Resilient Farmer "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Doug Avery, the Resilient Farmer speaks:

08:30

Beards of Whaleoil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Beards and hair are a strange thing. Considering I was bald and always had a short little goatee since I was able to grow one. People seem to treat me very differently based on facial hair. People are much more accepting of me with longer hair and a full beard.     If you [] The post Beards of Whaleoil appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

Whaleoil chats to Facebook killer "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Have you ever wondered what motivates some people to make death threats or to incite murder on social media? Have you ever wondered how they justify it to themselves? Well, wonder no longer because I have a transcript for our readers of my Facebook conversation with one of the people who called for Lauren Southern [] The post Whaleoil chats to Facebook killer appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

June 17 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed National"

1788 - The name "Sydney" was used for the first time in some new settlement in some strange, far off land where the dregs of society were shipped...no, not 10 Downing St, although that sounded just as promising as Canberra....
The original name/s for Sydney are Djubuguli (Bennelong Point) and Cadi (all of Sydney Cove).

1804 - Some 300 Aboriginal people threw spears at armed Hawkesbury River settlers, who opened fire and returned to Richmond Hill with stolen goods they have retrieved. A military detachment at Windsor shot two Aboriginal people.

1826 - One bloke who does a bit of haunting is Frederick Fisher - he was done a nasty mischief on this day and his ghost has been seen, celebrated and interviewed at length ever since.

1836 - Michael Maloney was hanged at Sydney for burglary from the house of Richard Hamlyn at Goulburn.

1836 - James Hare was hanged at Sydney for burglary from the house of Richard Hamlyn at Goulburn.

1843 - Continuing the grisly theme and today saw The Wairau Massacre take place, the first deadly fight between the Maori and Europeans since the since the Treaty of Waitangi was signed.

1843 - Gov George Gipps ordered the removal from office of Justice John Walpole Willis, resident Judge in the Port Phillip District, after powerful interests in Melbourne petitioned for his recall.


1867 - One of our greatest writers, Henry Lawson, was birthed on the gold fields.

1890 - The Mansfield Railway Line (Vic) was extended a whopping 4.5 kms from Molesworth to Cathkin.

1891 The Labor party first entered the New South Wales Legislative Assembly with 35 members elected.

1893 Prospector Paddy Hannan filed a Reward Claim, announcing the discovery of gold at Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

1906 - The highly celebrated (go on, admit you raise a glass to it every day!) Prahran to Malvern steam bus service, reputedly the first Victorian use of self propelled vehicles for public passenger traffic, was abandoned.

1911 - Suffrage in Britain
A week before the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary, Margaret Fisher led Australian and New Zealand women in a London demonstration. Some 40,000 marched in support of a Bill granting women the right to vote. The British government did not enact the suffrage law until 1919.

1912 - William Frederick Ball was hanged at Armidale Gaol for the murder of Louisa Ball at Bingara.

1926 - The coastline of NSW was gently handwashed, rinsed and hung out to drip dry when the effects of a tsunami were felt courtesy of an earthquake in our unofficial 7th state, NZ.

1940 - The Captains Flat Railway Branch Line (NSW) was opened for train business from Bungendore Junction to Captains Flat....

07:30

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Infected cattle bring opportunity for study Sally Rae:

It will not be possible to control Mycoplasma bovis if an eradication attempt fails, given the present lack of understanding of the infection and the gross inadequacy of existing diagnostics, Emeritus Prof Frank Griffin says.

Otago-based Prof Griffin, whose career has focused on animal health research, described that as the sad reality.

He believed the Governments decision to attempt eradication first was the correct one, even though it brought considerable public liability for taxpayer funding. . .

TB work will help fight M. Bovis:

Eradication of Mycoplasma bovis could be supported by the 25-year legacy of co-operation between OSPRI/TBfree and AgResearch in tracking and researching bovine tuberculosis.  Richard Rennie spoke to Dr Neil Wedlock, one of the countrys senior bTB researchers on what can be learned.

Collaboration between AgResearch scientists and disease control managers at OSPRI TBfree and its predecessor the Animal Health Board has led to important technical breakthroughs resulting in a drastic reduction in the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in livestock.

Eradication of TB from the national herd by 2026 will be hailed as a disease control success story but there are some challenges to deal with before that happens. . . .

Trio share their travels through hills and valleys Toni Williams:

You cant go from mountain to the next mountain without going in the valley, says farmer and author Doug Avery.

Mr Avery, along with Paul Pup Chamberlain and Struan Duthie, was guest speaker at a Rural Support Mid Canterbury session at the Mt Somers Rugby Club rooms.

Rural Mid Cantabrians were encouraged to take a break with the trio as they spoke of their life experiences the ups and the downs.

From front-line policing during the 1981 Springbok tour, reaching rock bottom farming in drought-stricken Marlborough to cracking open emotions, they shared it all.

All three spoke of the importance of havin...

07:30

Actually Andrew, that is precisely what Kiwi voters want "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Andrew Little is valiantly trying to convince voters that his catch-and-release policy for criminal justice reform is needed. Quote: Andrew Little has initiated a review of bail, sentencing and parole laws, and better rehabilitation of prisoners. Mr Little told Newshub Nation that the policy followed over the past 30 years could not continue. On the current trajectory [] The post Actually Andrew, that is precisely what Kiwi voters want appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:25

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

160618HANNET HAS DONE HIS CONTRIBUTION FOR BOUGAINVILLE SAYS MOMIS
New Dawn FM News

ABG President Chief DR.JOHN MOMIS said one of Bougainvilles great leaders the late LEO HANNETs passing on the 15th of June, 2018 in Port Moresby which is the Bougainville Day has great meaning to his fight for freedom and empowerment for the people of Bougainville for many years.
He made these remarks in his condolence message to the family and relatives of the late HANNET and the people of Bougainville broadcasted on New Dawn FM yesterday morning.
President Momis said that the late LEO HANNET made a big contribution to the fight for freedom and empowerment to the people of Bougainville.
He said that the late LEO HANNET planned for his death to time the ABG Foundation day to give significance to the anniversary of the ABG which all Bougainvilleans fought hard for it.
President MOMIS said that the late LEO HANNET fought for the rights and freedom for the people of Bougainville since the early 1970s to make sure the government and companies like the Bougainville Copper does not spoon feed the people of Bougainville.
He said himself and those who worked with him had high respect for the late LEO HANNET.
President Momis said that many people knew his strength of expressing his ideas and wishes of the people for Bougainville in writing as he was also a great writer.
The late LEO HANNET was an outspoken writer, outspoken leader in Politics but had strong principles of equality, human rights and had respect for other people in Bougainville and PNG and at the same time was a humble man.
He was a pioneer in the fight for decentralization of powers, Autonomy and finally in Bougainville becoming a separate nation from Papua New Guinea one day.
President Momis said that looking at the day the late LEO HANNET pass on, the Bougainville Foundation Day when the people of Bougainville were in a celebration mood, it just showed that he died when the people were celebrating the result or fruit of his hard work over the years.
He also mentioned other leaders that the late LEO HANNET worked with in setting the foundation for today, leaders like the late DR. SAREI, RAPHAEL NINIKU,AMAO TATO,ALOYSIUS NOGA,RAPHAEL BELE and other great leaders of Bougainville.
President MOMIS also said that the late HANNET was a very good family man who respected his wife and family and one that did not want to use his family as a stepping stone to get what he wanted.
He called on the Bougainvilleans celebrating the Bougainville day to stop for a moment and think about him and what he has done for both Bougainville and Papua New Guinea.
May his soul rest in eternal Peace.
Ends

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07:15

Top five most-viewed posts yesterday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Our Whats Hot post and Must Read posts up the top of our home page are based on the two articles from the day before that attracted the most comments. This post is to provide you with the links to the top five most-viewed posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the [] The post Top five most-viewed posts yesterday appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:01

Q&A Bridges on cross party climate change cooperation "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

This morning on Q&A: National says it wants to work with the Government on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. What does that really mean? National leader Simon Bridges will be with us live. This could be interesting. One Nationals decision:National supporting non-partisan Climate Commission One of the more ridiculous comments in response: Climate change is a fraud, []

07:00

Forgiving the unforgivable, or so says Audrey Young "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The bad press for this government continues. Audrey Young has a lash at explaining the ineptness and the stupidity: Quote: A National MP joked this week that the Opposition didnt want things to get so bad under Jacinda Arderns maternity leave that the country was desperate for her return they just wanted a medium [] The post Forgiving the unforgivable, or so says Audrey Young appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:46

Poets To The People With Gill Ward "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Greetings Literature People in Kapiti from the busy world of poetry, books and films. Theres so much happening its hard to accommodate []

06:40

Green & Labour ministers decline mining application "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Green Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has released some good news this weekend, but it hasnt shut down criticism of an earl;ier decision on water bottling. along with Minister of Energy and Resources Megan Woods, announced on Saturday that an application to mine coal on conservation land on the West Coast has been declined []

06:30

The second winter of discontent is upon us "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Duncan Bridgeman writes at NBR about the chill of the second winter of discontent that has descended upon the government: Quote: Last week was a pivotal moment in the relationship between the newish government and the business community. Until recently businesses had been feeling uncertain about the future, wary of certain policies and uneasy about [] The post The second winter of discontent is upon us appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Duncan Garners brutal assessment of a dysfunctional government "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Duncan Garner delivers a brutal assessment of a dysfunctional government: Quote: You have to hand it to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that wide happy smile, no matter how forced, must be getting harder to hold and hide behind. Because for all the good, lofty intentions and talk of compassion, the naivety and inexperience of [] The post Duncan Garners brutal assessment of a dysfunctional government appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:51

Rainbow Over Raumati "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

KINs photo of the  week from Raumati lawyer Peter Corin,  was taken during the rains this week. What a great start []

05:45

The RBA as firm and policymaker "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Here is the Financial Times:

Australia has created 1m jobs over five years and its economy is growing at a healthy 3.1 per cent a year, but for workers the lucky country has lost some of its shine. Wages growth is stuck near record lows and household debt is among the highest in the developed world.

Average wages grew 2.1 per cent in the year to the end of March, below the 3.5 to 4 per cent levels that Australians enjoyed during a decade-long commodities boom that ended in 2013.

This is causing concern at the Reserve Bank of Australia, which has warned that weak household income growth and high debt posed a risk to the economy. The crisis is really in wage growth, Philip Lowe, the RBA governor, cautioned last year as he implored workers to demand higher wages to stimulate the economy.

A few comments:

1. Australia has now gone 27 years without a recession, despite wild swings in the markets for its key commodity exports (iron, coal, food, etc.)  So much for the theory that good monetary policy cannot smooth out the business cycle.  So much for the theory that housing bubbles cause economic instability.  So much for the theory that decade after decade of massive current account deficits are a problem. The naysayers have been telling me you just wait since I began blogging in early 2009.  Im still waiting, and the Australian expansion keeps rolling along.

2.  The RBA is confused.  It is concerned about slow nominal wage growth, but it is the RBA itself that determines Aussie nominal wage growth.  If it wants wages to grow faster, then it should raise the Australian NGDP growth rate.

The consequences of low wage growth are not restricted to workers. Mr Lowe, RBA governor, has warned of a cascade effect whereby it contributes to weak inflation, which keeps interest rates at record low levels a trend that pushes up asset valuations and social inequality.

Weak wage growth also damps spending by households and restricts income tax collection by the government, which is betting on a rapid recovery of wages growth to 3.25 per cent by 2019-20 to meet its pledge to return the budget to surplus.

Nope, low wage growth, low inflation, low interest rates and slow spending are all caused by slow NGDP growth, aka tight money.

It also poses a risk to industrial peace. Last month, Australia stopped printing money for the first time in 107 years due to a strike at Note Printing Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of the RBA. Workers are demanding a pay rise of at least 3.5 per cent and have rej...

05:36

Tyranny of the minorities "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Tyranny by minorities has become a big issue around the world. In New Zealand we have some of this problem, whether it be small bands of online activists dumping on people for speaking out of line on Facebook or Twitter, people leaking private information for political gain, like super overpayment stories, politicians getting heavy handed []

05:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This is Subscriber Content. You can access subscriber content, including crosswords, sudoku, polling, commentary and podcasts by subscribing to one of our membership packages. The post Daily crossword appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:00

Sunday soapbox "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Sundays soapbox is yours to use as you will within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. Youre welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

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Stillness is the alter of the spirit. Paramahansa Yogananda

05:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:00

After mass that Sunday, I witnessed a tribal fight at Kailge.... "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Mock battle
Kopia-Kubuka warriors in a mock charge as part of a compensation ceremony at Palimung, 1983

FR GARRY ROCHE

DUBLIN - It was while I was stationed in Ulga in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea that I witnessed a tribal fight near a place called Kailge in the Nebilyer Valley.

Kailge was on the other side of the Nebilyer River, more recently the area has been referred to as Hap-Wara (Trans-Nebilyer).

On Saturday 9 December 1972 I went to Kailge planning to have mass there on Sunday.

Father Eddie ONeill drove me as far as the road went and I walked the rest of the way.

But when I got to Kailge I discovered there was trouble brewing. The Kailge clans (part of the the Kopia Kombuka alliance) had discovered that one of their young men had been accused of sending poison to a young man of a neighbouring tribe, a member of the Teia-Dyna and Toka-Waneka alliance.

These two alliances were on very unfriendly terms already and this seemed likely to make things much worse.

On that Saturday night I talked with Numa, the Kopia Kombuka Councillor, who declared that his clan was innocent of the accusation.

On the Sunday I duly conducted the mass at Kailge. Then, soon after the mass was finished, we heard shouts coming from the kunai grassland area below the church.

It quickly became clear that the enemy alliance had come to attack the Kopia Kombuka.

04:30

Faces of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Twitter is not the real world and does not translate into votes. It does give an indication, however, of the mood of the so-called progressives. The post Faces of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is atavism (noun) 1. The reappearance of a characteristic in an organism after several generations of absence. 2. An individual or a part that exhibits atavism. Also called throwback. 3. The return of a trait or recurrence of previous behavior after a period of absence. Source : The Free Dictionary [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 17 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a persons strength. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Cartoon for Today "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Steve Bell Guardian

Steve Bell on Theresa May, Brexit and job losses

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04:00

Resources curse, a corrupt elite & landowners with no hope "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Torched Dash 8
"The promises contained in the landowner benefit sharing agreements with the PNG government began to languish, and frustrations simmered"

MICHAEL MAIN | East Asia Forum

CANBERRA - Two recent reports on the massive ExxonMobil-led PNG LNG project have brought renewed attention to the undesirable economic and social impacts of Papua New Guineas largest-ever resource extraction enterprise.

This research shows that PNG LNG has hurt, rather than grown, PNGs economy and that it has inflamed violence and tensions in the PNG highlands region. Papua New Guineas so-called resource curse has hit local communities the hardest.

Violent conflict in the PNG highlands, certainly among the Huli landowners of Hela Province where PNG LNG is based, has been an almost constant feature since before first contact with colonial forces in the 1930s.

Levels of violence have fluctuated markedly in response to historical conditions. The 1970s and 1980s were relatively peaceful, as PNG transitioned from Australian administration into the early independence years.

But local political frustrations combined with the introduction of guns led to high rates of violence in the highlands around the 1992 elections.

Since that decade, Papua New Guineas government services have been in constant decline.

A new generation of Huli has emerged that is less educated than the generation of its parents Huli who were educated between the 1960s and 1980s are more literate and fluent in English than those who were of school age from the 1990s onwards.

Health has deteriorated with a decline in health services and the introduction of store-bought processed food.

By the late 2000s, when the PNG government was promoting the PNG LNG project as a looming economic miracle for the country, the H...

03:20

Media watch Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

17 June 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []

03:15

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

03:08

Open Forum Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

17 June 2018 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []

03:00

A Simple Poem About Tree Planting "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Png_rainforestJIMMY AWAGL

Tree, perhaps plain in appearance
But always marvellous in beauty
Functionally complete
Contributing selflessly
Every element unique

Our tree contributes
Flowers, leaves
Branches, shade
Moisture, fertility
Home, protection

A living bioengineer
Taking in water
Producing oxygen
The air we breathe
Purifying harmful gases

Branch, bark and trunk
Provide wood and structure
All this to us is gifted
And in return, our obligation
Its very simple to plant trees

01:02

"Fukushima Update 6/16/18: 17,086.05 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
- Shiva

Updated June 16, 2018: Fukushima Equals 17,086.05 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over 600 tons, at Fukushima daily release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of June 16, 2018 - 2,649 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 17,086.05 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still going strong, with no end in sight, considering that the half-life of uranium-238 is...

00:13

Strategic partnership between Russia and Indonesia in the Asia Pacific "IndyWatch Feed World"

For some time now, Russia has been strengthening its position in Southeast Asia by developing partnerships with the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member states, including Indonesia. The Republic of Indonesia is a country with a number of unique characteristics. It is the largest island nation surrounded by both the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. Indonesia is located on a strategically important part of the shipping route between Europe and Asia: between the Indonesian island of Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula lies the Strait of Malacca, used to transport up to a quarter of all the goods shipped by sea in the world. Besides, Indonesia is home to the largest Muslim population in the world, which facilitates ties in the Islamic world. Hence, Russia benefits from a partnership with Indonesia in a number of ways, even outside the scope of its cooperation with ASEAN as a whole. Russia and Indonesia have had friendly relations since the times of the USSR. Soviet - Indonesian diplomatic relations were established in 1950 when the Soviet Union provided development aid to the newly established Republic of Indonesia. In the 1950s and 1960s, the USSR supplied the Indonesian army with weapons and military equipment, including dozens of war ships, submarines, airplanes, helicopters, tanks, missiles and ammunition exceeding $1 billion in value. Aside from this, at the end of the 1950s, thousands of Soviet military servicemen visited Indonesia with the aim of training their Indonesian counterparts on the use of the delivered military supplies. In the 1960s, the USSR helped Indonesia win its territorial dispute with its former colonial power, Holland. Despite help from other Western nations, the Netherlands had to cede part of the New Guinea island to Indonesia.

Saturday, 16 June

23:36

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

MR. PAUL NERAU at todays celebrations

AROB DAY POM 160618 110

22:54

Indias Foreign Policy For Indo-Pacific Through The Shangri La Dialogue "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The speech by Modi in the Shangri-La dialogue restated Indias desirable role as the spearhead of liberal international order. The speech moreover emphasized on the importance of peace, security, and cooperation through a rule-based order in the Indian Ocean.

The post Indias Foreign Policy For Indo-Pacific Through The Shangri La Dialogue appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

21:32

Dead fin whale washes up in Bolinas, California - 5th for the region since March "IndyWatch Feed World"

Almost a year to the day since a spectacular 79-foot blue whale washed up on Agate Beach, a 58-foot fin whale wound up on nearby Brighton Beach after meeting the same fate: death by ship strike. On May 22, the dead fin whale was spotted hung up on Duxbury Reef, according to a letter by Bolinas resident Kent Khtikian published in the Hearsay News last week. Researchers with the Marine Mammal Center and California Academy of Sciences found the whale's skull, vertebrae and ribs fractured. It was one of two fin whales, which are among the fastest species in the ocean, that washed up in the Bay Area in the same week, bringing the total to five since March. The species is listed as endangered, with the population in the North Pacific at about 1,600.

13:43

Another week in nuclear news Australia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Its getting hard for comedians, to compete as far as international relations go, with real life becoming more ridiculous. Politicians in Norway and USA are recommending Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. All sorts of reactions to the much vaunted Nuclear Summit between Trump and Kim. My own favourite was Trumps own proud boast about not preparing for the summit he makes decisions by touch and feel.

Accelerating Sea Level Rise is Being Driven by Rapidly Increasing Melt From Greenland and Antarctica.  Leaked UN draft report world is on track to exceed 1.5C of warming.

NUCLEAR

Donald Trump alienates Americas allies, raising the question Should Australia get its own nuclear weapon?

Australias...

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