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NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

220518MOMIS SAYS ABG PRIORITY NOW IS THE COMING REFERENDUM
New Dawn FM News
The ABG President Chief DR.JOHN MOMIS last week told the visiting Australian High Commissioner to PNG, BRUCE DAVIES and his delegation plus the ABG Ministers, Members and the people of South Bougainville that ABG has its priorities as the date for the referendum nears.
Speaking at the Opening of the Double Classroom and a Teachers house at Buin Primary School, President MOMIS said certain things can wait after the referendum but not the preparation for the coming Referendum.
He said that Bougainville desperately needed funds to fast-tract outstanding issues to make sure all Bougainvilleans are ready and united to go for the vote in 2019.
President Momis said that the tactic that the National Government is playing to withhold funds entitled to Bougainville under the Bougainville Peace Agreement was not helping Bougainville at all.
He called on the people of Bougainville to remain united and not involve in issues that could divide the people during referendum vote next year.
President MOMIS said that UNITY was Bougainvilles most powerful bargaining power when negotiating the final status of Bougainville after referendum.

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NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

220518MASIU ON BORDER SURVEILANCE DURING APEC
New Dawn FM News

The member for South Bougainville in the Papua New Guinea National Parliament and Deputy Opposition Leader, TIMOTHY MASIU wants Australia or another Pacific country to monitor the border between PNG and Solomon Islands in three areas of Bougainville.
The three areas are TASMAN Islands where Traditional border crossers from Tasman cross to Oton Java, SIROVAI in Central Bougainville where Central Bougainvilleans cross to TARO island and Gizo and at KANGU in Buin where the people of South Bougainville cross over to NILA, Shortland island and Mono island in the Solomon islands.
MR. MASIU said the Bougainville Peace Agreement forbids the Papua New Guinea Defence Force from coming to all the islands within Bougainville and must remain as it is.
He said because of the APEC meeting there is a need to monitor the movement of people within the border areas.
MR. MASIU said that they must start the Security operations on our borders quickly even before the APEC meeting is staged in November this year.
The Member for South Bougainville also mentioned this to the visiting Australian delegation in Buin last week.

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NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

220518MASIU HAPPY WITH HIGH COMMISSIONER VISIT
New Dawn FM News
The member for South Bougainville in the Papua New Guinea National Parliament and Deputy Opposition leader, TIMOTHY MASIU last week praised the High Commissioner of Australia to Papua New Guinea, BRUCE DAVIES and his delegation for spending few days in South Bougainville.
Speaking at the dinner he hosted for the delegation in Buin, MR. MASIU said this was the first time for Buin and South Bougainville to host to a delegation in Buin town.
He said many similar visits by VIPs just stay for few hours and travel to Arawa and Buka for accommodation.
MR. MASIU said that this was a sign of confidence by the Australian team that Buin is a safe place to visit despite of negative comments by people as a place where there is no rule of law.
He said during the time the Australian High Commissioner was visiting Buin there was also the circuit of the National Court hearing cases in Buin.
MR. MASIU said that although the High Commissioner did not make any commitment he has seen for himself what South Bougainville needs at this time.

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World watch Wednesday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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

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May 23 in history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

844  Battle of Clavijo: The Apostle Saint James the Greater is said to have miraculously appeared to a force of outnumbered Spanish rebels and aided them against the forces of the Emir of Cordoba.

1430 Siege of Compigne: Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compigne.

1498 Girolamo Savonarola was burned at the stake in Florence on the orders of Pope Alexander VI.

1533 The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.

1568 The Netherlands declared their independence from Spain.

1568  Dutch rebels led by Louis of Nassau, brother of William I of Orange, defeated Jean de Ligne, Duke of Aremberg and his loyalist troops in theBattle of Heiligerlee, opening the Eighty Years War.

1618 The Second Defenestration of Prague precipitated the Thirty Years War.

1701  After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd was hanged.

1706 Battle of Ramillies: John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough, defeated a French army under Marshal Villeroi.

1805 Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned King of Italy with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Cathedral of Milan.

1810 Margaret Fuller, American journalist and feminist, was born  (d. 1850).

1813  Simn Bolvar entered Mrida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and was proclaimed El Libertador (The Liberator).

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365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Individual commitment to a group effort that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Vince Lombardi

Oamaru Rotarians have been sorting books for weeks. Today we began the task of moving boxes of books from the hall where were theyve been sorted and stored to the Loan and Merc building where well be selling them.

It took a lot of lifting and carrying and it makes me very grateful for team work.

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Questioning the Integrity of Psychiatry "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

We have now sunk to a depth where the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent people (George Orwell: Review of Bertrand Russell, in The Adelphi, January 1939).

If we learn one thing from the Royal Commissions into child sexual abuse and the banking and insurance industries (see note 1), it will be this: left to themselves, secure institutions will never conduct the sort of self-critical analysis that the larger society expects  and deserves.

In late February this year, a conference on Mental Health in Crisis was held in Sydney and then at five cities in New Zealand. Major speakers included Prof. Peter Gotszche, of the Nordic Cochrane Centre; Bob Whitaker, from Boston; Dr Melissa Raven, from Adelaide; Prof. Roger Mulder, from Dunedin University, NZ; and Maria Bradshaw, from Auckland. I spoke about studies on ECT and several other speakers contributed their harrowing personal experiences of psychiatry.

Subsequently, an article in a New Zealand paper was critical of antidepressants, which provoked the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) to issue a press release (March 9th 2018; taken down soon after) which was openly hostile to the idea that people could criticise antidepressants. As part of that press release, it was claimed that psychiatrists only ever (prescribe drugs) in partnership with the patient and after due consideration of the risks and benefits.

My experience is that this claim is absolute rubbish and I lodged a complaint with the RANZCP to this effect.1 On April 27th, I received a letter from the president of RANZCP, Dr Kym Jenkins, assuring me I had it all wrong, the RANZCP meant no harm, but she firmly reiterated the claim that provoked my complaint:

I wish to highlight the College statement goes on to say, the prescription ofmedications is something that a psychiatrist only ever does in partnership with the patient and after due consideration of the risks and benefits.'

As a result, I thought I should check the veracity of her claim. After a quick survey of my practice, I submitted a paper to the lesser of the two RANZCP journals, Australasian Psychiatry, on May 6th. The following is a slightly amended version:

PROVIDING IN...

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APEC Food Security forum aims at establishing Food Safety Modernization Framework "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


The APEC Food Security Cooperation Forum (APEC FSCF) is working towards establishing a Food Safety Modernization Framework that looks at delivering safer food to consumers, both domestic and internationally imported food.

The APEC Food Security Cooperation Forum (APEC FSCF) is working towards establishing a Food Safety Modernization Framework that looks at delivering safer food to consumers, both domestic and internationally imported food.

Concerns over food safety in the Asia Pacific region have risen and spurred a high level collective mandate from APEC Leaders to improve safety standards and practices.

In 2007 after the formation of the APEC FSCF, a robust approach was sought to strengthening food safety standards using scientific risk-based approaches and without creating unnecessary impediments to trade.

The framework progresses the agreed goals of the FSCF thus is expected to provide guidance to APEC economies on enhancing or modernizing their food safety regulatory systems to ensure safe food for consumers and to facilitate trade.

The FSCF delegates during this Second Expert Meeting will further discuss challenges that may affect food safety from farm to table and is applicable to all foods available for sale in the domestic market of APEC economies whether it is produced domestically or imported.

While the primary focus of the framework is on food safety, it is recognized that national food safety regulatory systems will also need to protect the consumers from misrepresentation and fraud.


Source: APEC2018PNG.ORG

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University of Otago confiscate Critic publication "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

There is a bit of a ruckus at Otago, with the University ordering the seizure of 2000 copies of the Critic magazine that features menstruation. Critic: The menstruation issue The cover graphic was a bit gross (in my opinion) and the content doesnt interest me (Im not the target market obviously) but it seems generally []

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Cartoon for Today 22/05/2018 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Morten Morland The Times

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Tuesday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Doctor: About 50% of people who acquire this bacteria will die "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Doctor: About 50% of people who acquire this bacteria will die appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Soft indicators "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Driven round the bend

For something a bit different, here's a look at what's happening in Western Australia with regards to new car financing. 

At the peak of the resources boom there had been a grand surge in new vehicle finance commitments.

I can well remember seeing the same dynamic up in the Northern Territory; it was literally driven by the same factors.

The number of new cars and station wagons financed remains at the lowest level since 2010, reflecting the low level of consumer confidence.


On the other hand, the annual number of used vehicles financed has now been rising for 11 months.

There are quite a number of indicators that have followed this pattern, suggesting that the worst of the downturn is now in the rear view mirror for the WA economy. 

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Theological Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Theological Tuesday appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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U.S. reinforces East Asia ballistic missile defense as Trump-Kim summit nears "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The USS Milius, one of the U.S. Navys most advanced guided missile destroyers, arrived in Japan on Tuesday to reinforce defenses against any ballistic missile attacks by North Korea, or anyone else in East Asia.

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The warships arrival at Yokosuka Naval Base comes three weeks before an unprecedented meeting is supposed to take place in Singapore between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The show of force is a reminder of the military pressure that can be brought to bear on North Korea as the United States seeks to press it to abandon its nuclear weapons and its ballistic missile program.

The Milius will support security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region by bringing enhanced missile defense capabilities as a ballistic missile defense platform, the U.S. Navy said in a statement.

The Miliuss dockside welcome in Yokosuka, which is the headquarters of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, comes after doubts emerged last week over whether the Trump-Kim meeting will go ahead.

North Korea said it was reconsidering the summit after calling off separate talks with South Korea in a protest over U.S.-South Korean air combat drills known as Max Thunder.

North Korea said it would walk away from dialogue if the United States insisted on it unilaterally abandoning its nuclear arsenal, which it says it needs to defend itself against U.S. aggression.

Trump has and warned that failure to reach a denuclearisation agreement could lead to decimation of Kims rule.

The deployment of the Milius to Japan was delayed by almost a year so it could undergo upgrades to its Aegis air defense system to enhance its ability to detect and target missiles.

Armed with missiles designed to shoot down warheads in space, the Milius will be part of a naval destroyer force that would be the first U.S. line of defense against any long-range ballistic missiles fired at it by North Korea.

It joins two other ships in the Seventh Fleet with similar upgrades and brings the fleets destroyer unit back to full strength after two other U.S. warships in the region were crippled in collisions with commercial ships last year.

Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by Robert Birsel

Reuters

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Jetboating the Godley river, New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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The truth about social media "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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. Posting that kind of humour [] The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Things that make you go hmmm "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Here are a few examples of quality New Zealand journalism. The post Things that make you go hmmm appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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People moves: Credit Corporation "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Changes at Credit Corporation

Credit Corporation chief executive Peter Aitsi has been appointed to the boards of Credit Corporation finance companies operating in Fiji and the Solomon Islands. Sir Wilson Kamit, CBE, and Allan Marlin have resigned from the board of Credit Corporation.

The following independent directors have been appointed: Richard Sinamoi, James Byron Kruse, Michael Varapik and Sydney George Yates.

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The post People moves: Credit Corporation appeared first on Business Advantage PNG.

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In brief: Possible rice agreement with the Philippines, and other business stories "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A possible rice deal with the Philippines; developments in gas sales; and landowner issues. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

in brief

Prime Minister Peter ONeill has reportedly signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Philippines to engage in local rice production. The move is aimed at reducing the cost of rice in PNG.

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The Papua New Guinea Government will market its own gas apart from the developer when the Papua LNG project starts, according to a report. PNGs oil and gas company Kumul Holdings, as a partner with Total SA, has come up with an agreement to have KPH staff undergo training with Total SA in Paris on marketing gas to buyers.

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A landowner representative in the Hides area of Papua New Guineas Hela Province reportedly says there are many people in the area claiming to be landowners when thats not the case. Andy Hamaga was speaking amid ongoing criticism of the governments failure to pay royalties to landowners for the huge ExxonMobil-led liquefied natural gas project.

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Prime Minister Peter ONeill has reportedly called for reforms in the United Nations Security Council to make it more relevant and responsive to security challenges facing the world. Speaking at the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM) in Japan last week he said that the United Nations system had flaws which should be rectified.

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Workers of Whaleoil "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

How well do you know our wonderful Whaleoil workers? Can you match the Whaleoil worker to the photo of their Whaleoil workplace? We have 30+ workers at Whaleoil so for every post I will give you four possibilities to choose from. You will also be given a clue. Yesterdays wonderful Whaleoil worker was B) WH Clue: [] The post Workers of Whaleoil appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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More details of Papua New Guineas APEC year revealed "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Major infrastructure upgrades, visits to Papua New Guineas regions, and debate about how to maintain regional trade liberalisation in the face of growing anti-globalisation sentiment will be part of this years APEC Leaders Meeting in Port Moresby. But can PNG build on the momentum after it is over?

Charles Lepani, Director-General of the PNG APEC Authority, said at the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum in Brisbane that Jacksons International Airports capacity will be sufficient to manage the inflows and outflows on peak days.

Additional flights will be scheduled and parking capacity will also be upgraded. Additional aircraft will also fly to nearby airports, he said.

Jacksons Airport will have a runway extension, overlay and reinforcements, with apron refurbishments for VIP aircraft parking.

Charles Lepani. Source: BAI

Lepani added that good progress is being made o...

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Turnbulls Reef rescue plan must address deforestation and climate change "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Friday, 27 April 2018 - 2:42pm

 

  • Turnbulls Reef rescue plan must address deforestation and climate change to help save Great Barrier Reef
  • Deforestation threatens Great Barrier Reef40% of Qld clearing is in Reef catchments
  • Turnbull Government has failed to control deforestation with EPBC Act powers
  • $400 million Reef fund could be undone by scale of deforestation

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbulls rumoured Reef rescue package must address Queenslands deforestation crisis and climate change if theres to be any hope in saving the Great Barrier Reef.

Today The Australian reported that the Turnbull Government was proposing a $400 million Reef rescue package in the next Budget after Fairfax revealed on the weekend that Turnbull Government reef funding had dropped $58 million.

Deforestation is Australias greatest hidden environmental crisis, said Wilderness Society Nature Campaigner Jessica Panegyres. It is a big contributor to the declining health of the Great Barrier Reef. When forests are bulldozed, soil is eroded, runs down rivers and smothers the Reef. This damaging process has worsened on the Turnbull Governments watch.

Queensland has seen a huge surge in deforestation in recent years to about 400,000 hectares a year due to the combination of weakened laws in Queensland and systemic inaction by the Turnbull Government. This clearing releases 45 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year, when climate change is the greatest long-term threat to the Reef. Forty percent of this deforestation is happening in Great Barrier Reef catchments, directly threatening our already struggling natural treasure. Clearing in Reef catchments has increased almost 50 per cent in 2015-16 to 158,000 hectares.

This is despite a promise from the Turnbull Government to UNESCO to use federal laws to protect the Reef from excessive land clearing and arrest the decline of water quality. The government has powers under the EPBC Act to control this destruction, but whenever these powers look to be used, you see aggressive meddling and threats from the National Party and land clearing lobbyists. The result is a massive escalation of deforestation in Reef catchments that the Federal Government has failed to stop.

The Liberal National Party is desperately split over this issue. On the one hand the Queensland LNP and prominent Nat...

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Queensland parliament passes new deforestation laws: good step forward for nature, climate and Reef "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Thursday, 3 May 2018 - 2:30pm

 

  • New laws vital first step for tackling Queenslands deforestation crisis
  • Laws end HVA clearing; curtail thinning and increase Reef catchment protection
  • Laws do not protect all rivers or threatened species habitat and exemptions remain

The Queensland Parliaments new deforestation laws are a vital first step to ending the states deforestation crisis, the Wilderness Society said after the legislation was passed late tonight.

Today the Queensland Government showed leadership in passing new laws to tackle the states deforestation crisis, which is seeing a Gabba-sized area of forest and bushland bulldozed every three minutes, said the Wilderness Society Queensland Campaign Manager Gemma Plesman.

Queenslands deforestation rate puts us on a list of global deforestation frontsmaking Australia the only developed country on that list. The deforestation of 395,000ha in 2015-16 had a devastating impact on wildlife and the climate, with nearly 45 million animals killed; thats one animal killed every second. That deforestation created 45 million tonnes of carbon emissionswhich is like adding more than 10 million cars to Australias already crowded roads.

These laws are a vital first step in stopping Queenslands globally significant deforestation crisis, but there are some loopholes in the legislation that need to be closed if these laws are going to truly end Queenslands deforestation crisis. We would like to see the protection of all threatened species habitat and vegetation around all rivers, as well as the curbing of deforestation in Category X exempt areas. There is more work to be done.

But, right now, we can all celebrate the fact that a decisive first step has been taken to ending Queenslands deforestation crisis.


More information

For further comment, please contact Wilderness Society Queensland Campaign Manager Gemma Plesman on 0423 044 431.

Click here for photos, videos and a brief about deforestation in Queensland.

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Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Haft  the handle of a tool, especially a knife, axe, or spear; to furnish with a haft or handle; set in a haft.

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(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1573a/1573b: The Economic System is Breaking Down World Wide | Q Asks Who is in Control, then Shows us "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"



Published on May 21, 2018

Devin Nunes says there might be more than one spy. Trump pushes the DOJ to investigate spying into his campaign. IG will not start the investigation. Obama' s will start to make documentaries with Netflix, they are trying to take back the narrative. Facebook is under threat of being broken up. Pompeo is pushing Iran into a new deal, he is asking for outrageous demands. EU says that it will help Iran with Financial aid, EU then denies. ISIS burns its headquarters as they are bused out of Damascus. Q drops more Intel shows who is in control. Locates the deep state operation, how they were going to communicate and how they will be going down. The deep state is panicking, watch for those who scream the loudest, they will end up hurting the most.



Published on May 21, 2018

Corporations are looking at the blockchain and they are now building platforms to support it.Paypal says they will be looking at cryptocurrencys in the future, they are waiting for it to stabilize. Square cash is now supporting bitcoin and many others are moving into this area. The switch is happening. New Zealand retails sales take a dive, we had heard this in the UK, US, Australia and Canada and throughout Europe, the system is cracking. The world is starting to feel the pressure of the economic system ripping itself apart.

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Old white man of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Long before there was satellite imagery, long before there was drone photography, there was the art/science of aerial mapping.  Todays old white man was a pioneer in this field. Quote:   Piet van Aschs lifelong passion for photography and flying made him one of New Zealands foremost aviation pioneers, though in person he was modest [] The post Old white man of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Report links health to climate change "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Under the Science category, RadioNZ publishes the usual obligatory photo of backlit harmless water vapour and then waffles on:  Quote: The report by the Environment and Science Research Institute (ESR) outlined the possible effects on human health, as a result of extreme weather, air pollution and UV radiation. End of quote. Extreme weather: the clue is [] The post Report links health to climate change appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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