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Sunday, 16 September

23:30

Wanker word of the week: Decolonisation "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Too Right! A regular column by John Black Rightminds.nz The annual government enforced Te Reo week has prompted the usual high-minded musings from media and academic worthies. Some made sense Te reo as taonga that needs some protection from government much like the Kiwi or the kakapo others did not. These invoked the [] The post Wanker word of the week: Decolonisation appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:26

SPICES: The Forgotten Commodity "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Originally aired on EMTV's Olsem Wanem program, SPICES: The Forgotten Commodity is a short film on the potential of the spice industry in Papua New Guinea.

Although small now, the industry has the potential to earn the country more than K100 million a year. What it lacks though is any proper government support.

Despite this neglect, spices are a perfect example of how ordinary people can use their customary land for small and medium sized businesses that sustain their families and develop their communities.

Such enterprises also support the national economy, reduce our dependence on foreign imports and help make Papua New Guinea a strong, vibrant and independent nation.

This is the future envisioned for us in our Constitution!

23:15

The 1912 Option "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

On 6 July 1912, the Liberal Party had been governing New Zealand for a staggering 21 years. In the general election of the previous year it had lost its majority, but remained in office with the support of a handful of independents. By July of 1912, however, the Opposition Reform Partys aggressive leader, Bill Massey, had lured away enough government supporters to carry a Vote of No Confidence on the Floor of the House of Representatives. The Liberal Government of Thomas Mackenzie fell 8 votes short of a majority, and Bill Masseys Reform Party took its place on the Treasury Benches. Though no election had been held, the Governor had agreed to swear-in a new government. New Zealanders would not go to the polls again until 10 December 1914.  The post The 1912 Option appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

A desperate attempt to manufacture good news "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The media havent bought the sweetness and light Ted talk of the prime minister. They are mostly scathing, including Tracy Watkins:Quote: Were no dysfunction junction, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters declared after his and Jacinda Arderns unity extravaganza, promptly handing the Opposition a new name to roast them with. Since over-egging media expectations usually goes badly in politics Prime Minister [] The post A desperate attempt to manufacture good news appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Priorities, platitudes, no plan "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jacinda Ardern has bowed to Winston Peters her big speech yesterday talked not of a Labour-led governs but either this government or the coalition government.

The speech was an attempt to show coalition unity after the recent shambles, and told us very little new.

She talked of 12 priorities, but when it came to details, it was mostly the what with little how, and the what was more about what theyve done or already announced than what they will do.

It was full of platitudes like:

. . .We will:

A. Ensure everyone who is able to, is earning, learning, caring or volunteering . . 

And the plan? It was a whole lot more about where they want to go with little about how theyll get there.

A good government knows where its going, and how to get there,  from the start, not nearly one year into a three-year term.

The plan such as it is, is here.

22:37

QotD: "Calling a product or service a human right doesn't magically render it immune to scarcity." "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"



"Calling a product or service a human right doesn't magically render it immune to scarcity."~ Twitter meme, hat tip Sally Mayweather

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22:30

When you lose the media its all over, Cindy dear "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jacinda Ardern cancelled another media engagement and finally the medias patience with her has burst. No one believes her story of blaming a diary mistake. The reality is she needed the morning to practice using a teleprompter.    When you lose Tim Watkin, a weaselly, liberal tosser, then youve lost your audience also. RNZs Tim [] The post When you lose the media its all over, Cindy dear appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Cindy delivers nothing more than a TED Talk "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jacinda Ardern has delivered whats supposed to be a reset for her failing government. Instead, she delivered something that was somewhat less than a TED Talk. NewstalkZB has said as much: Quote: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has finished speaking at an event in Auckland this afternoon, where she outlined the coalition governments plans. Ardern, alongside other leaders [] The post Cindy delivers nothing more than a TED Talk appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:45

Is Dennis Denuto the prime ministers speech writer "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Someone has to be taking the piss in the prime ministers department. Either that or Dennis Denuto is now working for Jacinda Ardern: Quote: But there are things that were also a bit unspoken. An undercurrent if you will. Perhaps I picked it up from the next generation of voters, or perhaps it was just [] The post Is Dennis Denuto the prime ministers speech writer appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:44

Male survivors of childhood sexual abuse "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

An important item in Sunday last night on male sexual abuse they claimed that 1 in 6 males have been victims of abuse. In this item the abusers were men, women, children, teens. Male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Brave Kiwi guys, sharing their stories in the hope that others will seek help. Brave []

21:32

Winston Peters on Morning Report "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

An interesting interview on Morning Report. Kim Hill is a rarity amongst interviewers, she gave at least as good as she got. UP NEXT: @winstonpeters discusses coalition govt, & after 0730, @simonjbridges for his regular Monday interview. Tune in: 101FM, https://t.co/cx9lxfi98A https://t.co/IK6HfYTAyk Morning Report (@NZMorningReport) September 16, 2018 "Of course [Jacinda Ardern] is driving []

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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.

21:23

But John Key "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Whataboutism, like what about John Key is common. Urban dictionary: When you deflect criticism by pointing out flaws in your opponent, specifically using the phrase what about x? This is an attempt to excuse you from changing you behavior by painting your opponent as a hypocrite. An example came up yesterday in one of many defences of Jacinda Ardern pulling []

21:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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.

21:01

The most pure form of MMP? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern claimed pure MMP in her speech at the Governments PR rally in Auckland yesterday: Next month marks the first anniversary of this Government. Not only have we achieved a huge amount, weve done it as the most pure form of MMP government New Zealand has ever had. Perhaps the lady doth []

21:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

One thing I am convinced more and more is true and that is this: the only way to be truly happy is to make others happy. When you realize that and take advantage of the fact, everything is made perfect. William Carlos Williams who was born on this day in 1883.

21:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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.

21:00

Reflections on our 43rd year of independence "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Students in Huli attire mark the 43rd anniversary of Papua New Guinea Independence
Students in Huli dress mark the 43rd anniversary of Papua New Guinea independence

IAN LING-STUCKEY CMG MP
| Shadow Minister for Treasury & Finance

PORT MORESBY - On the occasion of our 43rd anniversary of independence from Australia on 16 September 1975, it is timely to reflect on how our great country has been going over the last twelve months.

On balance there is a pretty mixed report card, with some good achievements and some clear problems.

Our 43rd year started in a thrilling way with our wonderful PNG Hunters team winning the Queensland rugby union grand final by defeating Sunshine Coast 12-10.

This was important for lifting national pride and also making clear to our friends in Australia that PNG is a force to be reckoned with as the win was achieved in only the fourth year of competition.

Another positive is the recent assessment that doing business in PNG is getting easier. This reflects some legislation coming into force that makes it easier for a small business to borrow by allowing loan security against private assets, as well as being easier to register a small business.

Of course, there remain major challenges such as the shortage of foreign exchange and the lack of sales reflecting poor economic performance.

On the negative side, there are three specific facts that cause me great concern for our 43rd year.

First, polio has returned to PNG a reflection on our deteriorating health system. In 2018, the countries with polio are only Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Syria. This is not good company, and we must do better.

Second, PNG has been confirmed as being a fragile situation state by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. The only other middle-income countries with this rating are Zimbabwe and Timor-Leste. This is a national embarrassment.

The cause for PNGs downgrading is because of deteriorating economic management not a f...

20:30

Faces of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The word for today is laeotropic (adj) Turning or forming a spiral to the left or anticlockwise. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : The adjective laeotropic turning leftward is restricted to describing snail shells. The second element, -tropic turning (to), is common enough in the physical sciences, e.g., geography, meteorology, chemistry. The first [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Proverbs 17 25 Foolish children[b] bring grief to their father and bitterness to the one who gave them birth. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

In the shadow of the volcano "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

SES logoBEN JACKSON | Sun Earth Sea Blog

Our world is filled with a diversity of cultures, geographies and ideas. Sun Earth Sea is a new blog that celebrates exploration; the elements that make places and people unique; and values and characteristics that are ubiquitous. It is about creative expression, balanced living and respect for the earth. Sun Earth Sea shares the stories of locales that amaze, individuals that inspire and food that nourishes. Here is its introductory offering. Archive this link to stay in touch - BRFJ

RABAUL - The town where my sister was born is long gone.

It disappeared in a shroud of burning ash more than 20 years ago.

At that time, the inhabitants of Rabaul picked up what remained of their lives in many cases, not much and moved some 30 kilometres down the coast to start again.

Today, the new hub Kokopo seems like it has always been at the centre of activity.

The streets are lined with department stores, hardware houses, banks and supermarkets. Youngsters spill out on the streets each weekday after school to buy drinks and food. They walk along laughing and talking together.

This is the only life theyve ever experienced, and its a good one, but many of the older generation long for the days in the shadow of the volcano.

To get to Rabaul we set out from Kokopo with Tabata - who is our driver, tour guide and local facilitator.

Ash still blackens the road that enters the old town, but on the outskirts the vegetation has returned and so have the people.

I can sense Tabatas pride as he points out the flurry of new stores; a fresh produce market; and a police station.

A new Rabaul is rising from the ashes. It is a tribute to the local culture of resilience and a longstanding connection to nature, which have both been honed over many thousands of years.

The road turns entirely black and the new buildings stop as we approach Tavuvur, the volcano responsible for old Rabauls destruction.

Tabatas eyes glaze a little as he points out landmarks from his youth.

Theres the outdoor cinema, he says.

Heres the Commonwealth Bank.

This is the c...

19:20

Media watch Monday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

17 September 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 []

19:15

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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.

19:08

Open Forum Monday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

17 September 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 []

19:00

Dai lukluk i stap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Arapesh children
Arapesh children

RAYMOND SIGIMET

Dai lukluk i stap is translated as Death is looking. It is a village figure of speech which refers to a deceased person lying in the mortuary or funeral home awaiting burial. This is a cultural poem based on mourning and ceremony. The ceremony is called Gabah/Gabahash in Arapesh society or Stretim ol Kandre in Tok Pisin. Other societies have their own vernacular names. The poem speaks of the emotion when a person dies (stanzas 1 and 2), the preparation and mourning stage (stanzas 3 and 4), the transactions and funeral ceremony where payment is made to the kandre or maternal relatives of the deceased (stanzas 5 and 6), finally the (human folly that is associated with this practice and a personal comment from the writer poet (stanzas 7 and 8) - RS

Yumi pilim bel i pen
Na aiwara i kam olsem ren
Taim dai lukluk i stap

Yumi lukim lewa i buruk
Na painim kaikai long kuk
Taim dai lukluk i stap

Yumi sindaun wantaim sori
Na tingim bek olgeta stori
Taim dai lukluk i stap

Yumi pasim haus krai
Na putim pik wantaim kaikai
Taim dai lukluk i stap

Yumi bekim ol dinau
Na givim ol kandre nau
Taim dai lukluk i stap

Yumi save paitim bros
Na kamapim ol koros
Taim dai lukluk i stap

Yumi givim i go ol samting
Na haitim i stap ol tingting
Taim dai lukluk i stap

Yumi mas stap wantaim wari
Na bikpla tu bai gat marimari
Taim dai lukluk i stap

18:30

18.1 Million New Cancer Cases, 9.6 Million Cancer Deaths Expected in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Submitted by Zombie Democracy Blog Welcome to NZ: We offer 2nd highest rates of cancer in the world! Cancer deaths to rise to 9.6 million worldwide in 2018 WHO 20 Countries with the Highest Cancer Rates in the World Ranked by estimated new cases per 100,000 people in 2018: Australia (468.0) New Zealand (438.1) Ireland (373.7) []

14:07

World view Monday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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

14:01

September 17 in history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

1111 Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Frilaz de Traba and the bishop Diego Gelmrez crowned Alfonso VII as King of Galicia.

1176  The Battle of Myriokephalon.

1462  The Battle of wiecino (also known as the Battle of arnowiec) during Thirteen Years War.

1577  The Peace of Bergerac was signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots.

1631  Sweden won a major victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld against the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years War.

1683  Antonie van Leeuwenhoek wrote to the Royal Society describing animalcules: the first known description of protozoa.

1778  The Treaty of Fort Pitt was signed, the first formal treaty between the United States and a Native American tribe (the Lenape or Delaware Indians).

1787 The United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia.

1809  Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War, the territory which became Finland was ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.

1859 Joshua A. Norton declared himself Emperor Norton I of the United States.

1862 American Civil War: George B. McClellan halted the northward drive of Robert E. Lees Confederate army in the single-day Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American history.

1862  American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion resulted in the single largest civilian disaster during the war.

1883 William Carlos Williams, American writer, was born (d.....

12:41

Tennis Lebanon rewrites history in Davis Cup with Thailand win "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

While the countrys eyes are on New Zealand for tomorrow mornings basketball match between Lebanon and the Tall Blacks, a 20-year-old Hady Habib, ranked #643 in the ATP, claimed the final point in the tie against Thailand on their soil in the early hours of Sunday, to promote our countrys tennis delegation once more to the highest state it reached on 4 occasions previously: the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I, having slipped to as low as Group III in 2016.

After a couple of wins yesterday with Hadi Habib edging past Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul 4-6 7-6 (2) 5-3 (ret.) and 23-year-old ATP #370 Benjamin Hassan securing a 2-0 lead on day 1 for Lebanon with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Palaphoom Kovapitukted, we looked poised to win the tie against Thailand, with the need to claim 1 more match out of the 3 remaining rubbers to clinch the encounter.

But the far-eastern team, who previously reached the Davis Cup World Group Play-offs on 4 occasions and are ranked #41 at this level, dug deep to draw the tie 2-2 after a doubles win this morning 6-0 6-3 between Sonchat Ratiwatana/Sanchai Ratiwatana and Jad Ballout/Giovanni Samaha, followed by Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul narrowly beating Benjamin Hassan 6-4 4-6 6-4.

The final word, however, was for Lebanon, currently ranked #52 in the Davis Cup up from #93 in 2016, with Hady Habib proving too good for the Thai, securing the tie by dismantling Palaphoom Kovapitukted 6-3 6-3 to send Lebanon yet again to the 2019 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I, having been there 4 times before in the late 1990s and early 2000s (2002), without being able to win a single match at this level.

Note that Lebanon has never reached the World Group Play-offs stage in its 35 years of participating at the Davis Cup (started in 1957), and will be vying to qualify for it in 2019, by battling in a tough Asia/Oceania Zone Group I that will include so far #28 P.R. China, #34 Pakistan and #36 South Korea.

The moment Hady Habib turned the clock back to 2002

12:30

Classic TV: Cagney & Lacey -S03 E15 Stress "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

Early episodes had Meg Foster in the Lacey role

12:00

Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S02 E09 An Object Of Value "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This not S01 E06 the caption on the video is wrong it is S02 E08

Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV.It ran for 68 episodes divided into five series on ITV from 1971 to 1975.

A BBC Wales and Masterpiece produced continuation also called Upstairs Downstairs was broadcast by BBC One in 2010.

Set in a large townhouse in Belgravia in West London, the series depicts the servants downstairs and their mastersthe family upstairsbetween the years 1903 and 1930, and shows the slow decline of the British aristocracy. Great events feature prominently in the episode but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between those 27 years, including the Edwardian period, the Suffragettes, First World War, the Roaring Twenties and the Wall Street Crash.

The show was a ratings success for ITV, and received outstanding acclaim worldwide winning multiple awards.

Series had an excellent cast with many well known actors appearing over the life of the series. Some are still active to this day.

11:30

Keeping Up Appearances S01 E04 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke. It aired on BBC One from 1990 to 1995. The central character is eccentric and snobbish middle class social climber Hyacinth Bucket(Patricia Routledge), who insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet.[2]The sitcom follows Hyacinth in her attempts to prove her social superiority, and to gain standing with those she considers upper class. Her attempts are constantly hampered by her lower class extended family, whom she is desperate to hide. Much of the humour comes from the conflict between Hyacinths vision of herself, and the reality of her underclass background. In each episode, she lands in a farcical situation as she battles to protect her social credibility.

The show comprised five series and 44 episodes, four of which are Christmas specials. Production ended when star Patricia Routledge moved on to other projects

11:15

Crime Drama Lewis: S01 E04 Expiation "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I am using the episode listing in Wikipedia, so Episode numbers differ from those on the uploads sometimes.

11:00

Sunday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 by Isao Hashimoto Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Projects Trinity test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistans nuclear tests in [] The post Sunday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Crime Drama: Messiah S01 E02 The Reckoning "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

Messiah is a British television drama series, broadcast on the BBC One network and produced in-house by BBC Northern Ireland, although the series itself is set in England. Made up of a series of occasional serials, the first, with two parts subtitled The First Killings & The Reckoning, was broadcast in 2001. It has been followed by Messiah 2: Vengeance is Mine (2003), Messiah III: The Promise (2004), Messiah IV: The Harrowing (2005) and most recently Messiah V: The Rapture (2008). The original production was based on a novel by Boris Starling: the subsequent installments have been written directly for television. Starling has a cameo as a murder victims corpse in the first serial.

A crime series, it follows the investigations of DCI Red Metcalfe, who often investigates particularly gruesome murders. Metcalfe is played by Scottish actor Ken Stott, and the other main regulars in the series are Kate Beauchamp (Frances Grey), Duncan Warren (Neil Dudgeon) and Metcalfes wife Susan (Michelle Forbes). The deafness of Forbes character necessitated both her and Stott learning British Sign Language for their characters frequent exchanges.

10:45

10:30

Courier driver delivers the Blues "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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10:08

Way to go: Russias Eastern Economic Forum Wrap Up: De-Dollarization Tops Agenda "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Russias Eastern Economic Forum Wrap Up: De-Dollarization Tops Agenda Arkady SAVITSKY The Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) was held in Vladivostok on Sept.11-13. Founded in 2015, the event has become a platform for planning and launching projects to strengthen business ties in the Asia-Pacific region.This year, the EEF brought together delegations from over 60 countries to []

10:00

Sunday standup "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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10:00

BBC Classic Drama: War & Peace by Nikolai Tolstoy #14/20 Escape "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

War and Peace is a television dramatisation of the Leo Tolstoy novel of War and Peace. This 20 episode series began on 28 September 1972.

The BBC dramatisation of Tolstoys epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezukhov, Morag Hood is Natasha Rostova, Alan Dobie is Andrei Bolkonsky and David Swift is Napoleon, whose decision to invade Russia in 1812 has far-reaching consequences for each of them and their families.

09:47

BREAKING: 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Western Australia. Unusual Seismic Activity "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This just in on my MSN newsfeed: A magnitude-5.6 earthquake has hit the West Australian town of Manjimup, about 300 kilometres south-west of Perth, with tremors felt as far away as Perth and Albany. The earthquake happened about 1:00pm (WST). There were no reports of damage. The Bureau of Meteorology WA said there was no []

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09:33

What is/are the Woke? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Ive seen the term the Woke a bit lately and havent taken much notice of it, apart from noting that it as an unfamiliar term to me. I was at a loose end so had a quick look at The Daily Blog, first time there in a month or two, the website design puts me []

09:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama:Water Rats S03 E17 Heads Or Tales "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 

09:30

Kiwi feminist on language, power and sexism "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz NZ feminist Renee asks the question, Who benefits? The push to change the meaning of the word woman is not innocent.   The post Kiwi feminist on language, power and sexism appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:30

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If in this I have been tedious, it may be some excuse, I had not time to make it shorter. William Cowper

My Scottish uncle used to quote his brother-in-law who was a minister who when delivering sermons practiced his theory that if you couldnt strike oil in 10 minutes you should stop boring.

Today Im grateful for people with the time, and wit, to make shorter whatever it is they have to say.

 

09:15

Meanwhile in a parallel universe "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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09:00

The state of Britain "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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09:00

Classic Comedy:The Darling Buds of May S02 E05 & E06 A Season Of Heavenly Gifts "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Not all episodes play in all countries

The Darling Buds of May is an English comedy drama television series, produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network, first broadcast between 7 April 1991 and 4 April 1993. It is an adaptation of the 1958 novel of the same name, and its sequels, by H. E. Bates.

Set in rural 1950s Kent, it follows the life of the Larkin family. It starred David Jason as Pop Larkin alongside Pam Ferris as Ma Larkin, with Catherine Zeta-Jones playing their eldest daughter Mariette, who marries tax inspector Cedric Charlie Charlton, played by Philip Franks. A ratings success, it proved to be Zeta-Joness breakout role.

Featuring a total of 20 episodes, it was broadcast as three series of six double-episode story lines in the spring of 1991, 1992 and 1993, plus two single-episode Christmas specials aired in 1991 and 1992

08:46

More bridges for Momase : Nali "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Works Minister Michael Nali has announced that nine new bridges will be built at a cost of more than K10m for Madang and Sepik coastal highway linking East and West Sepik provinces.

Mr Nali announced the good news in Parliament on Wednesday when answering questions from Sumkar MP Chris Nangoi in relation to the collapse Banab bridge, the deteriorating Karkar Island ring-road and what plans he had for the aging bridges in Madang. He said the government wanted to promote local businesses on taking such task but had faced challenges. Banab bridge, we engage a local contractor and gave some money but the contractor found it hard to start and because of that we terminated the contract and gave it to East-west Constructions, based in Lae and they are starting work now. Like all roads in the country, for Karkar ring-road we have little money coming in but there are many roads to fix. Karkar has big population so when funds are available I will help. Under a program with some development partners have committed money to build bridges in Momase which Madang will get six new bridges and East and West Sepik coastal highway headed by Haiwain, will get three new bridges, Mr Nali said.

The department has received no- objection letter already and thanks to European Investment Bank which gave Works clearance this week to work on submission to tenders board who should seat next week and because the project is worth more than K10m, I will take the submission to National Executive Council (NEC) and as soon as its approved we will award contract for the bridges.

08:41

France congratulates PNG on 43rd Independence Anniversary "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Governor General, Grand Chief Sir Bob Bofeng Dadae, today received a congratulatory message from the President of the French Republic, His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, on the occasion of our nations 43rd Independence Anniversary.

The French President wrote, On the occasion of the National Day of Papua New Guinea, I am pleased to extend my warmest congratulations to you, both on my own behalf and on behalf of the French people.

As a Pacific country through the presence of its local authorities in New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna, France shares a common vision of the challenges in Oceania with Papua New Guinea, particularly on the issue of combating the effects of climate change.

As I recalled during the High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change and Biodiversity organised by the Pacific Community in Noumea on 4 May, France will continue to actively engage with island States to help them address the challenges of climate change.

In this regard, I would like to tell you how pleased I was to exchange views on these subjects with Hon. Rimbink PATO, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Papua New Guinea, on the occasion of the Noumea meeting.

Beyond climate issues, bilateral relations between our two countries have intensified in recent years. I particularly welcome the development of the liquefied gas plant project exploiting the natural gas fields of Elk and Antelope by the Total Group, whose potential is particularly promising.

France, as you know, attaches great importance to the promotion of multilateralism. In this regard, I wish you every success in organising the APEC Summit to be held this year in Papua New Guinea in November.

Sir Bob said the relations between PNG and France, through people to people contact, cultural and educational exchanges are being greatly enhanced through the recent interest by French companies to be involved in the resources development sector in Papua New Guinea.

He said France is a Pacific nation and PNG looks forward to consolidating the existing constructive relations that both countries enjoy as partners in the region.

I express our gratitude to France for its continued association and support to the Pacific Islands Forum as a dialogue partner and the contribution of France in achieving some of the development aspiration in the re...

08:30

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. Do not post that kind of humour here.W When anti-free speech [] The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:30

BBC Newsnight: Airbnb and UK Housing Market "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

given claims made recently about Airbnb and its impact in NZ especially in Auckland, Queenstown and Wanaka this seemed worth a look

 

08:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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.

08:00

Mediawatch Midweek: 12 September 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

RNZ Mediawatch Midweek

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mwatch/mwatch-20180912-2107-mediawatch_midweek_12_september_2018-128.mp3

A look at a wide range of issues withe a comprehensive article and links at the website.

The intro reads:

Mediawatch Midweek is a weekly catch-up between Mediawatch and Latelys Karyn Hay. This week: controversial comments about the Pacific Islands; a deep dive into the fertiliser; the GFC ten years on; life on the minimum wage; cartoon crankiness; football back in black and white.

The segment on Cartoon Criticism is well worth reading and listening to.
Adam thinks the comments by

But in a piece for Newsroom, Dr Neal Curtis head of media and communication at the University of Auckland called it the image of pathological, raging whiteness unable to deal with the legitimate demands of people of colour.

are an example of academic bigotry and inability to look at legitimate criticism other than through the lens of their own narrow minded prejudices

07:58

A Quiet Nap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

On most days, Adolf indulges in a forty minute nap, after lunch.

Today he was awakened by a gentle rocking at about 1250.   Thinking The Cook might be getting frisky, Adolf sat up and looked around but the room was empty.

Aaah haaaa, I thought.  Must be an earthquake.

It went on for about thirty seconds and was indeed an earthquake of 5.6 Richter scale, centred at Walpole, about 130 miles away.

There must be some way I can pin it on Turnbull before the Julie Bishop announces it's Abbott's fault.

The last big one in Western Australia was centred at Meckering in 1968 and was 6.9 on the scale.

07:45

Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1925, singer, songwriter and guitarist B.B. King (Riley King) Born today in 1931, singer, songwriter and pianist Little Willie Littlefield, widely regarded as a pioneer act between boogie-woogie and rock n roll. Born today in 1935, singer, songwriter, harmonic player and guitarist Billy Boy Arnold (William Arnold). Born today [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:45

Classic Comedy: Ronnie Corbett in Sorry S03 E02 Youre Going Nowhere "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

Sorry! is a BBC television sitcom, that aired on BBC1 from 1981 to 1982 and from 1985 to 1988. Starring Ronnie Corbett, created and written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent for the BBC, both of whom had previously written for The Two Ronnies, of whom Corbett was one half.

Sorry! is based around Timothy Lumsden who, 41 years old in the first three series (his age increased to 42 and then 48 in subsequent series Corbett was actually 50-57 during the series run), is a librarian who still lives at home with his domineering mother Phyllis and henpecked father Sidney. Although quite shy around women, Timothy longs to find love and leave home, but Phyllis is always against the idea, and constantly manipulates her son into staying at home. One of the running gags of the series is Sidney frequently shouting Language, Timothy! when he feels Timothy has said something inappropriate (though most times nobody would typically find the words even close to offensive). Timothy usually responds Sorry father, but sometimes snaps Shut up, father! to which Sidney always replies Fair enough.

The writers used this to clever effect in one episode when Timothy is boasting about his acadmeic achievements; I got two passes in English, Literature and the other one, at which point Sidney walks past and says Language, Timothy.

In contrast, Timothys friend Frank and sister Muriel urge Timothy to stand up to his mother once and for all. Muriel had successfully left home, and married Kevin, and as a result is viewed with distrust by her mother.

07:30

Whaleoil sports quiz "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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07:29

Failing upwards "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Ive been busy finishing the manuscript of my book, and dealing with policy issues as they came up, so I havent paid a lot of attention to the Liberal leadership saga. One thing that strikes me is that Josh Frydenberg has had exceptionally favorable coverage, apparently on the basis that hes likable and popular. Thats fine, but if youre going to appoint someone as Treasurer, shouldnt a successful track record be a necessary (though not sufficient) condition? Morrison, for example, had a political success in stopping the boats (whatever the morality of the policy) and was generally seen as a successful Social Services minister (unlike his successor, who messed up the robodebt program). He didnt impress as Treasurer, but at least his previous career justified giving him a go. And while he looks underqualified as PM, the alternatives were even worse[1].

Frydenberg has essentially had one ministerial job, covering environment and energy (though with various titles and temporary add-ons like Northern Australia). In this capacity, his big contribution was the National Energy Guarantee. It was a terrible policy, made necessary by the failure of Turnbull and Frydenberg to face down the denialists in the government. Designed to be all things to all people, it ended up being nothing to nobody. Frydenbergs failure to secure agreement on the NEG was the proximate cause of Turnbulls downfall as PM, and the policy was promptly abandoned the moment Morrison took over. In what possible world is this a basis for promotion?

 

fn1. Bishop was ruled out on tribal grounds. Her weakness as Treasury spokesman years ago was also held against her, even though she wasnt obviously worse (in retrospect) than Morrison, and much better than Hockey. About Dutton, the less said the better. After that, its daylight.

07:00

Quiz: Facts about Israel 3 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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06:30

Another tweet for today "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

These tweets were interesting. Nippert is an excellent journalist and Bradford is pretty competent as well.

The thread was of interest as well. Again we can see the Ardern fan club was quickly on the thread

The one below is especially amusing given Katie Bradfords politics can probably be said to be at least left of centre

06:30

Kiwi as "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Colin Meads was not merely the most famous All Black of his era. The Te Kuiti sheep farmer personified a rugged rural masculinity that evoked a bygone era even in his playing days. Meads played 133 games for the All Blacks between 1957 and 1971, the last four as captain. In his 55 test matches [] The post Kiwi as appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Hari  to be delighted, happy, glad; to dance, sing a song to a dance, lead a song.

(Celebrating Maori Language Week)

06:15

Cartoon for Today "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Brian Adcock Independent 15092018

Brian Adcock: Just like those Russian spies in their comedy interview, sneaky Tory tosspots also being utterly full of shite

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06:00

Tweet for Today "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Ardern was billed as giving a major speech today except as Chris Bishop tweeted

As might be expected Bishop was immediately trolled by members of the Ardern fan club

06:00

Poll: Preferred PM "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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05:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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05:21

Daily Reading List "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

For what it's worth, here is the daily Adolfian reading list:-

The Australian
Andrew Bolt
Tim Blair
Kiwiblog
Powerline
PJMedia
Wall Street Journal
South China Morning Post
Washington Examiner

And no, I don't look at Fox News, Sky News or Whaleoil every day.


Notably absent and unlamented:-

ABC (Both of them)
BBC
NYT
WAPO
CNN
MSNBC
Guardian
Pravda
Independent
NZ Herald
Morning Star

05:04

The Day After Tomorrow? A record 7 named storms are whirling across the globe "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Is something extremely unusual happening to our planet? At this moment, Hurricane Florence is just one of seven named storms that are currently circling the globe. That matches the all-time record, and it looks like that record will be broken very shortly as a couple more storms continue to develop. Back in 2004, a Hollywood blockbuster entitled "The Day After Tomorrow" depicted a world in which weather patterns had gone mad. One of the most impressive scenes showed nearly the entire planet covered by hurricane-type storms all at once. Of course things are not nearly as bad as in that film, but during this hurricane season we have definitely seen a very unusual number of hurricanes and typhoons develop. As our planet continues to change, could this become "the new normal"? As I mentioned above there are currently seven named storms that are active, but an eighth is about to join them, and that would break the all-time record... The Hurricane season is causing devastation from the Pacific to the Atlantic as seven active storms are currently swirling across the globe - with high chances an eighth powerful storm will soon develop to break an all-time record.

05:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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04:45

Clash of Warriors #8/17 von Manstein v Vatutin Battle of Kursk "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Battle of Kursk, (July 5August 23, 1943), unsuccessful German assault on the Soviet salient around the city of Kursk, in western Russia, during World War II. The salient was a bulge in the Soviet lines that stretched 150 miles (240 km) from north to south and protruded 100 miles (160 km) westward into the German lines. In an attempt to recover the offensive on the Eastern Front, the Germans planned a surprise attack on the salient from both north and south, hoping to surround and destroy the Soviet forces within the bulge. The German assault forces consisted of almost 50 divisions containing 900,000 troops, including 17 motorized or armoured divisions having 2,700 tanks and mobile assault guns. But the Soviets had surmised the German attack beforehand and had withdrawn their main forces from the obviously threatened positions within the salient. The Germans launched their attack on July 5, but they soon encountered deep antitank defenses and minefields, which the Soviets had emplaced in anticipation of the attack. The Germans advanced only 10 miles (16 km) into the salient in the north and 30 miles (48 km) in the south, losing many of their tanks in the process. At the height of the battle on July 12, the Soviets began to counterattack, having built up by then a marked preponderance of both troops and tanks. Their subsequent successes encouraged them to develop a broad offensive that recovered the nearby city of Orel (now Oryol) on August 5 and that of Kharkov (now Kharkiv, Ukraine) on August 23. The Battle of Kursk was the largest tank battle in history, involving some 6,000 tanks, 2,000,000 troops, and 4,000 aircraft. It marked the decisive end of the German offensive capability on the Eastern Front and cleared the way for the great Soviet offensives of 194445.

04:30

It appears someone has lost the script "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A joint project between University of Alabama, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA, uses data gathered by advanced microwave sounding units on NOAA and NASA satellites to get accurate temperature readings for almost all regions of the Earth, including remote desert, ocean and rain forest areas where reliable climate data are not otherwise available. The satellite-based [] The post It appears someone has lost the script appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:30

Grassy Plains conference "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A conference for the community, professionals and all who share an interest in conservation of Melbournes Grassy Plains.

The conference will explore the three themes of Respect, Protect and Reconnect Melbournes Grassy Plains.

Friday 12th October (9am 5pm) and
Sat 13th October, 2018 (1pm-5pm, lunch 12pm-1pm)
At Wyndham Council Chambers,
45 Princes Highway, Werribee.

This is a free event thanks to our sponsors. 

Book your place.

Presented by the Grassy Plains Network: an alliance of community-based groups and organisations focused on seeking positive ways forward for the conservation of Melbournes Grassy Plains and ecosystems.  The Grassy Plains Network is working in partnership with Naturewest Inc

For further information email: grassyplainsnetwork@gmail.com or check the website.

 

04:30

Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S02 E08 Out of The Everywhere "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This not S01 E06 the caption on the video is wrong it is S02 E08

Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV.It ran for 68 episodes divided into five series on ITV from 1971 to 1975.

A BBC Wales and Masterpiece produced continuation also called Upstairs Downstairs was broadcast by BBC One in 2010.

Set in a large townhouse in Belgravia in West London, the series depicts the servants downstairs and their mastersthe family upstairsbetween the years 1903 and 1930, and shows the slow decline of the British aristocracy. Great events feature prominently in the episode but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between those 27 years, including the Edwardian period, the Suffragettes, First World War, the Roaring Twenties and the Wall Street Crash.

The show was a ratings success for ITV, and received outstanding acclaim worldwide winning multiple awards.

Series had an excellent cast with many well known actors appearing over the life of the series. Some are still active to this day.

04:23

The ECOSS Spring Fest Extravaganza! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

ECOSS is about providing opportunities for people to express their sustainable ideas and creative skills through various programs and projects. It is located in the Upper Yarra catchment at Wesburn, near Warburton.

Each year it holds a Spring Fest as a fundraiser. This year it will happen on Saturday September 22, from 10am til 4pm.

Wake up and Bloom for Spring.  This years abundant festivities include The Great Ecological Race- wheelbarrow race between Middle years kids and their parents, MCd by the Fabulous and Fantastic Will Tait.

Welcome to Country with Aunty Kim Wandin- (Wandoon), local Wurundjeri Elder.

Multicultural performances from Chin Community Dancers, Aztec Dance, Sarita McHarg- Sitar Player and Singer,  Zaar Belly Dance, Tomi Muramatsu, Gustavos Drummers, Tuvaluan Dancers, MOOP Officers: Will Tait and Brendan Jones, Black Bug City,  Stage MCd by the charismatic and talented Simon Oats.

Tiny House talks and tours, Bio-dynamic Farm tour, Yarra Valley Bee Group Talks, ECOSS projects tour, and GRAND OPENING OF RELAB- (rehab for old items- up cycling and boutique craft centre!).

Eco Market with delicious local, healthy food and drinks!

Meet- Yarra Valley Bee Group, Kids Clay play in the Community Pottery Studio, LGBTQI+ rainbow flag painting, apple peeling and loads more activities underway.

STALLHOLDER APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN NOW- email: ecotopiastalls@ecoss.org.au

To enter the Great Ecological Race, email: eartheducation@ecoss.org.au

The Spring Fest is ECOSSs largest fundraising event in the year.  This is how we keep ECOSSs activites low cost and accessible for the whole community. ECOSS supports many Not for Profit groups throughout the year, and here is your chance to support ECOSS.  Please come along with generous limbs and help to make this the most successful fundraising event it can be!

 

For further information about ECOSS, its vision and its programs, check here.

04:15

In just a few hours our pre-launch orders will close, will you be enjoying our meat this time next week? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In just a few hours our pre-launch orders will close, will you be enjoying our meat this time next week or watching others posting about how fantastic their delicious, restaurant quality meat is. Will you be one of those making others jealous, or sitting there salivating at what might have been? Dont despair, orders are [] The post In just a few hours our pre-launch orders will close, will you be enjoying our meat this time next week? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:01

Ardern and her poodles give major speech on absolutely nothing "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From Granny:

In a show of unity, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been joined by Government coalition partners New Zealand First and the Green Party for a major speech in Auckland in which she has outlined the next steps in the Government's plans for the country.
I read about this on Friday.  I really sat up and thought, "whoa, this could be big".  Even the introductory paragraph to the Herald article says it's a "major speech in which [she] has outlined the next steps in the Government's plans for the country".  I couldn't wait to see the major policy announcements - the socialist path they were taking us down. 

Instead we get a bunch of bullet points that a twelve year old could put together for a school assignment on "What does it mean for you to be  New Zealander".  Here are some examples:

Build a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy
Grow & share New Zealand's prosperity
Deliver responsible governance with a broader measure of success
Support thriving & sustainable regions
Transition to a clean, green and carbon-neutral New Zealand

Improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders and their families

Ensure everyone is earning, learning, caring or volunteering
Support healthier, safer, & more connected communities
Ensure everyone has a warm, dry home
Make New Zealand the best place in the world to be a child

Providing new leadership by Government

Deliver transparent, transformative and compassionate Government
Build closer partnerships with Mori
Value who we are as a country
Create an international reputation we can be proud of

My favourites are, "Ensure everyone is earning, learning, caring or volunteering", and "Value who we are as a country".  Follow...

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Click on image for a high-res view How Dubya Used the Book of Ezekiel as a Blueprint for the Iraq War Its early 2003, and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq is looming. President George W. Bush is on the phone with his French counterpart. Hes trying to convince Jacques Chirac to join the coalition of [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

Mediawatch looks at the Curran shambles "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

RNZs Mediawatch reflects on the Clare Curran shambles

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mwatch/mwatch-20180916-0909-medias_ministerial_pile-on_prompts_reflection-128.mp3

The media seized on Clare Currans stumbles and many pundits wrote off her ministerial career before she pulled the plug last week. She cited intolerable pressure and said her mistakes were greatly magnified. 

Frankly, Adam finds it very hard to find much sympathy for Curran. Curran was the author of her own misfortunes. Furthermore the pressure was a function of her actions, and if anything her mistakes were not given as much profile as they might have, as many in the media were for sometime quite sympathetic if not to her, but to the Ardern regime.

The report remembers her predecessor David Benson Pope as well.

03:30

Hope for Sweden? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Breitbart reports on Swedens election results that have dealt a blow to the countrys immigrant-hugging Left: Quote. Quote:Italys Matteo Salvini has hailed the strong electoral performance of the populist Sweden Democrats over the weekend, and promised more gains in next years EU elections. Sweden, the homeland of multiculturalism and model of the left, after years [] The post Hope for Sweden? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:04

Jacinda Ardern This Is Our Plan "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Governments Priorities For New Zealand Peters is up first. He is doing a Trump, saying that the media dont tell the public what the Government  are doing. The first true MMP government thats repeated nonsense. Otherwise its a general revision of what the Government is doing in relation to NZ First policies, tree []

03:00

Most feminist religion: a woman must answer the call of her husband "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The honking day-glo human clown-car of glass-jawed Islamic victimhood, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, ventures the hilarious opinion that Islam is the most feminist religion. Which is difficult argument to sustain (at least, with a straight face), when Islamic preachers keep spouting such un-feminist things. Quote: The NSW Attorney-General has criticised the repugnant views of a Sydney Muslim [] The post Most feminist religion: a woman must answer the call of her husband appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

The dog who wasnt there "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Its commonly argued that rape convictions are extraordinarily low. This is true. But its also true that false rape claims are disturbingly common: probably around one in four. That may seem counter-intuitive, but its really quite simple: rape is by its nature a relatively difficult crime to solve, so many actual rapes dont secure a [] The post The dog who wasnt there appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama:Water Rats S03 E16 Romeo is Bleeding "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 

02:15

NZ Education needs to be rebuilt from the ground up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Every New Zealander should be distressed by Saturdays article in a newspaper. Quote. Data sourced from six universities shows while 60 per cent of the almost 16,000 students accepted into professional law, medicine and engineering in the past five years came from the richest third of homes, just 6 per cent came from the poorest third. [] The post NZ Education needs to be rebuilt from the ground up appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:13

Australian Government to let in new wave of criminals "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The government has already let in a significant number of people into the country who have zero intentions of leading law abiding life, which would also including an old age principle of doing no harm to your fellow man/woman.

It seems that the people in the machine called the Australian Government will be letting a new breed of criminal into Australia, to terrorise the good people of this country.

Don't forget this has huge benefits under the government motto of "good for the economy".

Each new imported slave (criminal or law abiding) has a price on their head with regards to the 'economy', where they generate tax revenue for the people in government, also including being a debt slave to the banks once the individual becomes domicile with a mortgage.

If they're a criminal then the economics are easier as this creates more jobs in the lucrative private prison system where lots of land can be devoted to prison farms.

Governments around the world may state that collection of 'big data' is necessary with regards to criminal activity, but the true scope of the task may not be apparent to many of those within the general population.

With regards to road crimes of travelling faster than what a sign may indicate, the authorities claim that with the costly resources allocated to the task if it saves one life then it's worth all that effort.

Unfortunately the authorities let in many people into the country that have cost good Australian's their lives, where the same sentiment of duty of care does not apply.

The Australian Government cannot even  handle a 'simple' extradition of  killer 'Puneet Puneet' from India so that the family can see 'justice'.

Whether letting in criminals into the country is a failure of government or an assault on the general population is another debate altogether.

Which person in government is responsible for letting in a criminal that effected your life?

See article from 16 Sep....

02:00

So Clear "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

So Clear Prints

One of those days when the light is so clear it sings, and even though you feel like theres something you came here to do & theres something in the light that reminds you of that, its not as important as you thought & maybe its better to just be there in the day instead, singing right along.  So Clear   2016 Brian Andreas  posted with permission.

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02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Wellington Airport 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 or bedroom window or lounge room window or car window on [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

Commenter of the week "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Here at Whaleoil, we have a lot of talented people making comments on our posts all of the time. So, we have decided to shine a light  on the person we think has most deserved an accolade in the last 7 days. Please note this is not about just one comment. We are looking [] The post Commenter of the week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:19

German police clear protesters from ancient forest marked for mining "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Police officers are seen in the forest as they prepare to clear the area at the Hambacher Forst in Kerpen-Buir near Cologne, Germany, September 13, 2018, where protesters have built a camp with tents and tree houses to stop the clearing of the Hambach forest for a nearby open cast coal mining. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Reuters |15 September, 2018

German riot police cleared environmental activists from tree houses in an ancient forest on Thursda...

01:00

Whaleoil music quiz "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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00:51

Nottingham has not been acting alone "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Dermot Nottingham has not acted alone in his actions taken against many people, including harassment and defamation via laudafinem.com and in a number of legal proceedings, some of which have been described as abuses of process, vexatious and more by various judges. In April Nottingham was found guilty at a jury trial of five charges []

00:45

Arderns speech leaked to Whaleoil "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Satire.   Dear proletariat. We are proud of what I have accomplished in our first year after the previous nine years of neglect by the previous government. In the last year, I have successfully managed to kowtow to Greenpeace and have destroyed the provinces occupied by greenhouse gas producing, water consuming cows. Oh, and I [] The post Arderns speech leaked to Whaleoil appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:41

Ho Ho Ho "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"














According to the Democrat media, Donald Trump caused Florence - now just a storm.

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A confused Barnaby Joyce looks on as Malcolm Turnbull's brain tries to escape.

A concerned Barnaby Joyce looks on as Malcolm Turnbulls brain tries to escape






















00:30

Are you tired of all the brainwashing yet? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Every morning last week, I was greeted by the same person with Morena. I responded each day, in my own special, Kiwi-English accent, with Gday mate, how you doin? I dont normally talk like that, but it just seemed completely appropriate to counter a greeting in a language that few of us has any serious [] The post Are you tired of all the brainwashing yet? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:30

Farm diary "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A reminder to enjoy the good in farming.

00:06

Lets live a day at a time for the Lord "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I met a man last night aged 61, my age, from New Zealand originally like me, who is has four cancers and has been given 2-6 years life-expectancy.

We were watching the All Blacks play South Africa in rugby union at my local pub In Bellingen in Mid-Coast, New South Wales, Australia.

We shared how wed both had friends die in their 50s. Ive lost three friends aged in their 50s. One in 2004 aged 53 and the other two last year. One was Trevor Tree a Bellingen local who I was friends with for almost thirty years. He was a Christian, and fit, so his death was unexpected.

The man I met last night seemed quite reconciled to the situation. Hed just retired and was doing a motorbike trip with some male friends. He shared he is married.

So lets live a day at a time for the Lord. We dont know which day in our future will be our last, no matter how old we are.

00:04

Thanks to Obama and Trump, Americas Five Largest Banks Raked in $583 Billion Since 2008 Crash "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

With no jail time for executives and half a trillion in post-crisis profits, the big banks have made out like bandits during the post-crash period. September 11, 2018 at 10:16 pm Written by Jake Johnson (CD) The 2008 financial meltdown inflicted devastating financial and psychological damage upon millions of ordinary Americans, but a new []

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00:00

What constitutes undue pressure? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Since when has it been ok for staff to be offered a bonus of $500 if they agree to join the union? Since the PSA started recruiting for membership at MBIE. This from the Taxpayers Union: Quote: This week we were contacted by a staffer at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment concerned about [] The post What constitutes undue pressure? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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23:30

The golden language: A cautionary tale "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Spoken Maori can indeed be beautiful, euphonic and lyrical. It can be stirring and emotional. A close friend remarked how, returning from Europe with his lovely wife on the same flight as the French Rugby-sevens entourage travelling to compete here, they were met at the airport transit area by a group of Wellington East Girls [] The post The golden language: A cautionary tale appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:15

Top Ten posts of the week "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This Sunday morning post is to provide you with the links to the top TEN most read posts of the past week so that you can easily catch up on the most interesting and popular posts written by our Whaleoil writers over the past 7 days ( Sunday to Monday). Greg OConnor emasculated for telling the truth, [] The post Top Ten posts of the week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:01

Arderns Coalition Reset speech "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jacinda Ardern has been, in my opinion, justifiably criticised for pulling out of two weekend interviews that had been scheduled with Newshub Nation and Q+A. Instead Ardern is giving a Coalition Reset speech today at 1 pm. Sam Sachdeva previews it at Newsroom:  Arderns chance to change the narrative Ardern will unveil what is intended []

23:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

No answers and more mystery animal killings in South Island :

The identity of a South Island livestock killer remains a mystery.

Nine months ago Peter McLeod, who farms in Kauri Bush near Dunedin, was left with nine dead lambs cattle from neighbouring farms were also shot and killed.

But the culprit was never caught.

Earlier this week three newborn lambs were killed in Mosgiel, bringing back bad memories for Mr McLeod. . .

B+LNZ welcomes Sir Peter Gluckmans report on agricultural emissions:

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) welcomes the final report from the Prime Ministers former Chief Science Advisor Sir Peter Gluckman which effectively endorses B+LNZs approach for individual farm plans as a tool for helping the agricultural sector play its part in combating climate change.

In May of this year in launching its Environment Strategy B+LNZ set itself two ambitious goals for the sheep and beef sector to be carbon neutral by 2050 and for every farm to have an active farm plan by the end of 2021. . .

Women want more time off-farms:

Rural women want more time off-farm, better sleep and more exercise to improve their wellbeing, a Farmstrong survey has found.

More than 800 farming women did the survey online or at in-depth, face-to-face interviews.

There was also a high interest in other topics that Farmstrong focuses on including nutrition and thinking strategies to deal with the ups and downs of farming, Farmstrong project manager Gerard Vaughan said.

Some of the other topic areas that the survey revealed women are interested in include mindfulness, relaxation techniques, self-confidence and self-compassion.  . .

23:00

If only Bill hadnt been a dickhead "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If only Bill English and the senior Nats hadnt been so stupid then things may well have been better for us all: Quote: Winston Peters says the leaking during the 2017 election campaign of his superannuation overpayment did not influence New Zealand Firsts coalition choice. But he said it reinforced Nationals instinct to destroy rather [] The post If only Bill hadnt been a dickhead appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

RNZ: Rehabilitation or what? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

RNZ  has an item on the issue of prisoner rehabilitation.

Many people have different views on this. Whilst you may not agree with the views expressed, it is worthwhile to listen to this item.

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ntn/ntn-20180910-0909-parole_figures_an_indictment-128.mp3

22:45

Becoming a vegetarian is a big missed steak "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

We know you all would like to get your hands on some delicious non-halal Whalemeat ( made from 100% vegetarian animals) so a competition had to be created. If you havent already got a subscription to Whaleoil now is the perfect time to subscribe because ALL subscribers to Whaleoil will go in the draw to win [] The post Becoming a vegetarian is a big missed steak appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

Of course Winston Peters is putting his party first "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

There seems to be a narrative in the media that Winston Peters is putting his party first over other parties. Of course hed do that, that what he was elected for, to implement the policy agenda of NZ First. Quote: Winston Peters knows the perils of being a minor coalition partner and hes not going [] The post Of course Winston Peters is putting his party first appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:29

Syria or Southeast Asia the West Lied, Lies, and Always Will "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Im sitting at the splendid building of the Singapore National Library, in a semi-dark room, microfilm inserted into a high-tech machine. Im watching and then filming and photographing several old Malaysian newspapers dating back from October 1965.

These reports were published right after the horrible 1965 military coup in Indonesia, which basically overthrew the progressive President Sukarno and liquidated then the third largest Communist party on Earth, PKI (Partai Komunis Indonesia). Between one and three million Indonesian people lost their lives in some of the most horrifying massacres of the 20th century. From a socialist (and soon to be Communist) country, Indonesia descended into the present pits of turbo-capitalist, as well as religious and extreme right-wing gaga.

The United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Holland and several other Western nations, directly sponsored the coup, while directing both the pro-Western treasonous factions in the military, as well as the religious leaders who stood, from the start, at the forefront of the genocide.

All this information is, of course, widely available in the de-classified archives of both the CIA and U.S. State Department. It can be accessed, analyzed and reproduced. I personally made a film about the events, and so have several other directors.

But it isnt part of the memory of humanity. In Southeast Asia, it is known only to a handful of intellectuals.

In Malaysia, Singapore or Thailand, the Indonesian post-1965 fascism is a taboo topic. It is simply not discussed. Progressive intellectuals here are, like in all other client states of the West, paid to be preoccupied with their sex orientation, with gender issues and personal freedoms, but definitely not with the essential matters (Western imperialism, neo-colonialism, the savage and grotesque forms of capitalism, the plunder of local natural resources and environment, as well as disinformation, plus the forcefully injected ignorance that is accompanied by mass amnesia) that have been shaping so extremely and so negatively this part of the world.

In Indonesia itself, the Communist Party is banned and the general public sees it as a culprit, not as a victim.

The West is laughing behind the back of its brainwashed vic...

22:15

Most read "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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 read posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the post with the [] The post Most read appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Drought-stricken farmers challenge Coalition's climate change stance in TV ad "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

We need to stick to the Paris agreement, we need to stop burning coal and we need to commit to more renewable energy,' Longreach farmer says This drought has really hit our family hard, says Longreach farmer Jody Brown. Climate change is making the droughts more severe.Those two sentences are the opening lines to a new advertisement challenging the federal government's stance on climate change and the drought in Australia's eastern states. Related: Scott Morrison needs a [...]

22:00

Bridges says Cindy is hard to trust "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Simon Bridges says Jacinda Ardern is hard to trust. How can this be, she never tells a lie? Quote: Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says the prime minister misled Kiwis over when the chief technology officer role was offered to Derek Handley. He called attention to an apparent discrepancy between when Handley said he was offered the [] The post Bridges says Cindy is hard to trust appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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.

21:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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.

21:07

Poetry News "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Time again for poetry talk., says Gill Ward, of Raumati South. Our next guest poet at High Tide Caf is on []

21:00

Sunday soapbox "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Saturdays 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.

A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes allot he difference  A.A. Milne (via Eyeore).

21:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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.

21:00

Happy 43rd birthday PNG - & 98th to the great Fred Kaad "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Bill Brown and Fred Kaad
Bill Brown MBE & Fred Kaad OBE

KEITH JACKSON

NOOSA Fred Kaad OBE, pictured here with his close buddy Bill Brown MBE, has just celebrated his 98th birthday and it seemed a good opportunity today to link this with Papua New Guineas 43rd anniversary of independence.

Both Fred and Bill were significant contributors to nation-building in PNG after World War II and both rose to the distinguished rank of district commissioner, the senior field officers who directed the men known as kiaps who explored, pacified and administered what is now an independent country of eight million people.

After serving in the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea during World War II, Fred Kaad OBE joined the colonial Administration as a patrol officer in 1946, being promoted to district commissioner in 1960.

In 1964 Fred was district commissioner in Madang when the light aircraft in which he was flying crashed, fatally injuring the pilot and leaving Fred a paraplegic with third degree burns to both legs, continuing neuropathic pain.

Following a long period in hospital and convalescence, Fred found himself confined to a wheelchair. But it didnt stop him embarking on a second and equally distinguished career. He completed a masters degree through the University of New England and became a lecturer and course director at the Australian School of Pacific Administration (ASOPA) in Sydney.

Walk Into ParadiseHe remained in the same role when ASOPA was transformed into the International Training Ins...

20:45

Wangan & Jagalingou People | Traditional Owners disturbed by illegal action by Adani "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wangan & Jagalingou People | Traditional Owners disturbed by illegal action by Adani:



MEDIA RELEASE
13 September 2018
Traditional Owners disturbed by allegations of illegal works by Adani

Call on Qld Government to prosecute any unlawful activity by Adanis coal operation

Revelations yesterday that Adani Mining may have breached environmental laws while operating on Wangan and Jagalingou country has deeply disturbed Traditional Owners.

The Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council are calling on the Queensland Government to investigate and prosecute any illegal activity on their homelands.

Mr Adrian Burragubba, a traditional owner of W&J country and spokesperson for the Council says: The Queensland Government has licensed this unscrupulous corporation and now they must take responsibility for any destruction that is occuring on our country. They must investigate and prosecute Adani for any unlawful activity.

We are very concerned about the impacts on our cultural heritage and ancient story places from Adanis land clearing and other industrial disturbance. It is a grave matter for us that their works could do permanent damage to our sacred Doongmabulla springs.

We have been concerned about activity by Adani contractors on our country over some months now. We will be making our own investigations into what Adani have been doing there and will hold both the company and the Government to account.

Adani have been camped on our country hoping to one day build their mine. Starting work illegally only adds insult to the injury that they are there without our consent. We will continue to pursue them through the courts, and with our demands on the Government.

We have seen the report from the lawyers at the Environmental Defenders Office, and it appears that coal seam dewatering bores and other extensive groundwork is being done in breach of Adanis environmental license, and that Adani may have lied to the Queensland Government about it.

We have known all along that Adani cant be trusted with our country, to respect our rights, or be custodians of the environment. The Government can restore some faith by interrogating Adanis conduct and taking whatever action needed to safeguard our country and culture, he concluded.

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Media enquiries: Anthony Esposito, W&J Traditional Owners Council advisor 0418 152 743

20:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The word for today is imperturbable (adj) Unshakably calm and collected. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : There is an interesting time lag between the appearance of imperturbable and its antonym, perturbable. Although imperturbable is known to have existed since the middle of the 15th century, perturbable didnt show up in written English [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Proverbs 16 25 There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

In response to Peter ONeills Independence Day message "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Peter O'Neill - a message empty of meaningful content and nothing that might serve to engage people's hearts.

CHRIS OVERLAND

ADELAIDE - Periodically, all political leaders feel the need to play the role of statesman. This is when they seek to rise above the noise, dysfunction and mundane squalor of ordinary politics and articulate a noble and worthy vision for the future of the nation.

These speeches usually are carefully crafted pieces of work, where the language chosen and the sentiments expressed are calculated to inspire the hearer to believe that the nation can and will, by harnessing the collective talents, energy and commitment of the people, become wealthier, greater and nobler.

This is often accompanied by reference to elements of national mythology, drawing upon shared ideas of nationhood, as well as notions that qualities like resilience, creativity and industry, supposedly at least, are possessed in abnormal abundance by the nation.

Such speeches are often carefully rehearsed, so that the tone, cadence and rhythm can be choreographed to achieve maximum impact upon the hearer and, especially, to appeal to their emotions.

They are full of rhetorical flourishes intended to arouse feelings, not encourage the hearer to think critically about what is being said.

History has produced many political orators capable of giving this sort of speech. Some examples from the 20th century include Winston Churchill, Adolph Hitler, Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy and Barrack Obama.

Some politicians, knowing that they are not well suited to highly emotive declarative speech making, use other tactics to achieve the same effect.

President Franklin D Roosevelt used the device of a so-called fireside chat over the radio to establish a sense of connection and even intimacy with the American people, especially during the darkest days of World War II. In this way Roosevelt contrived to convey and explain to people the intentions and decisions of the government in a very personal way.

All modern politicians know that they have to learn to be at least b...

19:17

Media watch Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

16 September 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 []

19:16

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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.

19:10

Open Forum Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

16 September 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 []

19:00

Only independence will appease Bougainvilleans, ONeill told "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Bougainville
Bougainvilleans, bearing their flag, marching for an independence day that has yet to come

PATRICK MAKIS | PNG Post-Courier/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch

BUKA - The people of Bougainville will only accept independence from Papua New Guinea and nothing else, says concerned Bougainvillean and independence hardliner Gabriel Moses.

And no amount of greater powers or autonomy will appease the people especially after the loss of more than 15,000 lives during the 10-year Bougainville war.

Moses was speaking in reaction to comments made by Papua New Guineas prime minister, Peter ONeill, this week, who reportedly said that the PNG Constitution did not permit the granting of independence to any province or region in the country.

It is hard to compensate the 15,000 to 20,000 lives that were lost during the conflict even with K20 million or 100 pigs or even greater autonomy, free and just association or whatever, said Moses.

The only answer is to grant independence or sovereignty to the people of Bougainville after the referendum is conducted.

The fact is that Bougainville already won independence through the blood that was shed during the crisis and referendum is just a process that will formalise the wishes of the people who I believe will overwhelmingly vote for independence from PNG.

The three or four questions that are being suggested to be answered during the referendum are just to confuse the people especially those who are not educated enough to understand and interpret the questions, Moses said, referring to the questions yet to be decided by the Joint Supervisory Body for the referendum due next 15 June.

He said Bougainville was ready for independence because of its vast natural resources and minerals and only independence would allow the people to unlock these resources for development under their own government and country.

There is no economic value for Bougainville to remain under Papua New Guinea as PNG is a sinking ship and has nothing to offer Bougainville even though the Panguna mine, at one time, contributed largely to the...

17:25

There Is Soft Kill, Hard Kill and Then There Is Spermageddon-Why There Is a War On Heterosexuality "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Thanks to Ted Turner for making it clear what the globalists truly desire. Ninety percent depopulation of the population is the goal. There are hard kill methods eg war) and there are soft kill methods (eg Chromium 6 in the water) and there is spermageddon!!!

 

Sperm counts are way down. This is a striking finding that has profound implications for humanity.

For this reason and many other reasons, some questioning if this is the last generation of humans that will inhabit the planet.

What the Data Tells Us

Research on men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand found that there respective sperm counts are plunging, according to several recent studies.

Among the subjects from these recent studies there has been a collective average of over a 50% decline in sperm concentration and a 60% decline in total sperm count over a nearly 40-year period ending in 2015.

One study published in the Journal of Human Reproduction, found that the trend was peaking. This is very startling and suggests that we have not seen anything close to the apex.

Extraneous Factors

The globalists have tried to censor the Carlson study which was a meta-analysis of 61 studies that found the same emerging trend as far back as 1992. The most striking variable about the sperm studies is that even the quality, not just the quantity of the sperm is being impacted.

The attack on human reproductivity is not confined to the quality and quantity of sperm counts. Humanity is also attack from a social and cultural perspective as well. Kindergartens in Sweden are not allowed to use the pronouns of he and she. Boys can and will marry boys. The same is true for girls. Boys are often taught to wear dresses. And it is not just Sweden. In Canada if one addresses another, even innocently, by a gender pronoun not preferred by the person being spoken to, the offender can be sent to jail. In America, gay marriage (ie one that does not produce offspring) is legal. There are emerging arguments to wrong-headed academia types are embracing the concepts of 97 genders. These same people engage in scathing rebukes of anything resembling masculinity. Homosexuality is glorified in th...

16:34

Flashpoints "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I was just listening to Dennis Bernsteins Flashpoints, a news and analysis interview program airing every weekday from 5 to 6 PM on Pacifica Radios KPFA. Dennis guests were three political analysts and academics talking about the Korea summit, including the politics and history of US-Korea relations. South Korean President Moon Jae-ins political background came up. Tim Beal remarked, [Its] as if Dennis Kucinich had become president of the United States. K. J. Noh countered, No, its as if William Kunstler or Lynne Stewart had become president. Noh detailed President Moons background as a political prisoner, torture victim under the US-backed Park Chung-hee dictatorship, and brilliant peoples lawyer.

This depth is typical of KPFAs flagship commute hour radio program. Dennis Bernstein is perhaps the most perceptive interviewer on radio. He never asks any but the most relevant questions, has astonishing recall of political and historical events, and always guides, but never hinders, his guests in giving their take on the issues in their own way. He is also a widely published investigative journalist and poet, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2015 Pillar Award from the National Whistleblowers Conference, the National Federation of Community Broadcasters Gold Reel Award and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Reporting Award. In 2009, Pulse Media dubbed him one of the 20 Top Global Media Figures of the year.

Now we have the gift of Denniss fascinating interviews in this generous collection Follow the Money: Radio Voices for Peace and Justice (2018, Left Coast Press) spanning the years of the Obama administration. Bernsteins editor is Riva Enteen, a San Francisco Bay Area activist and organizer, who comes to the work with a law degree and a decade of experience as past program director of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.

The book boasts a foreword by famed journalist, author and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who expresses special gratitude for the volume because in prison he cannot listen to Flashpoints: So, the stirring, soul-touching and moving interviews with Dennis and his guests are lost to us. That is until Follow the Money. (Hear Mumia read the foreword.) In her brief editors...

15:37

New Delhis Elusive Role in Washingtons Global Designs "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Its unlikely that anyone today may still have doubts about the fact that India in recent years has been playing a pivotal role in Washingtons strategic plans for the Asia-Pacific region. Former American presidents, namely Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama would all visit India to underline the growing importance of New Delhi for the United States, while the latter of them has boldly described India as one of the principal allies of the United States in the 21st century.

The Indian economy that has been riding the tide of booming IT businesses enjoys such advantages as cheap labor, high number of English speakers among the native population along with a rapidly emerging middle class that has this sort of sympathy towards the US comparable to the one that could be observed in China in late 80s. In turn, Western think tanks seem to be tempted by the opportunities granted by Washingtons capabilities to enter the Indian nuclear market, while carry on shipments of billions of dollars worth of arms to India. New Delhis support can also provide Washington with a number of political points to support the steps it makes in the Middle East, Central Asia and South-East Asia.

Theres no arguing that due to the layout of the rapidly emerging new world order, New Delhi will compelled to play a role of the natural counterweight to China, which makes it particularly attractive for Western political elites, along with the fact that New Delhi has been limiting the number of options that Islamabad has in pursuing its regional goals. In turn, Washingtons further rapprochement with New Delhi grants the former an opportunity to establish control over its development in a bid to prevent Indias emergence as a direct competitor of the Unites States. It goes without saying that should Beijing draw India to its side, the consequences would be absolutely catastrophic for the US hegemony.

Its curious that Washingtons desire to establish closer ties with India has been receiving a lot of lip support from New Delhis political elites, since the generally anti-Western rhetorics that dominated Indian political life all through the Cold War became increasingly muted in the 90s. So its no wonder that establishing closer ties with the West, that is being dominated by the United States has recently become one of the top priorities of Indian foreign policy.

Thats how by 2016, India became the...

15:37

wp The Free Papua Office in Timika was ambushed, 1 person was shot by police and 7 arrested "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

https://www.tabloid-wani.com/2018/09/kantor-papua-merdeka-di-timika-disergap-1-orang-ditembak-polisi-dan-7-ditangkap.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

The Free Papua Office in Timika was ambushed, 1 person was shot by police and 7 arrested KNPB, PRD 9/15/2018 11:41:00 am

The Indonesian National Army (TNI) when conducting a raid on the Free Papua office in Timika, Papua (15/09/2019).

Timika, WANI Tabloid The brutal actions of the Indonesian National Police (Polri) and the Indonesian colonial army (TNI) in Indonesia took place again. Colonial Indonesia carried out the action against the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Timika West Papua, by ambushing the Free Papua office, on Saturday (15/09/2018) around 6:15 AM in the morning, on the old Freeport Road, betel garden dam. According to a report compiled by www.tabloid-wani.com, this brutal action by the Indonesian police and colonial army was led directly by the Mimika police chief, AKBP Agung Marlianto and his deputy Alex Korwa, and accompanied directly by the Indo...

15:07

Next financial crisis will be much worse "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 US dollar collapse  No lessons learned !

A decade after the global financial crisis, the world is facing another crash even bigger than the one in 2008, veteran stock broker Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, told RT.

The too big to fail banks are now both bigger than ever, and more exposed than ever to rising rates and recession. So the systemic risks to the economy are greater now than they were in 2008, said Schiff.

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Such banks should have been allowed to fail a decade ago, he says. The moral hazard associated with the government having made the mistake of bailing out banks that should have been allowed to fail. Unfortunately, no lessons were learned from the last crisis. We repeated, and expanded all the mistakes that caused the last crisis, ensuring the next one will be much worse, he said.

According to the investor, all the problems that caused the 2008 financial crisis loom even larger now. The even worse monetary and fiscal policy since the last crisis guarantees the next one will be much worse. The crisis will be similar in that government will be the cause, everyone will be caught by surprise, and capitalism will be the scapegoat, but it will be much different in that it will be much worse,Schiff said.

However, the nature of the next crisis would be different, Schiff predicts. While the 2008 crisis was centered around mortgage debt, dollar rise and gold fall, the new one would be about the US Treasury debt crisis. Treasury debt will be the focal point of the next crisis, and the dollar will collapse and gold prices will soar. The ensuing recession will be much worse as consumer prices will also rise sharply.

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15:05

US tracking foreign ships delivering fuel to North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A US Navy ship will reportedly host military personnel from the Five Eyes countries plus Japan and South Korea to monitor foreign vessels delivering fuel to the North in violation of UN sanctions.
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The coalition will include the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada Americas partners within the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance as well as Japan and South Korea, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an American military official. This is apparently the first US-led effort to track fuel deliveries to North Korea.

FILE PHOTO: North Korean railway workers next to a train Kyodo

 

The coalition countries will contribute warships and military surveillance aircraft to track maritime traffic in the area. USS Blue Ridge, the command ship of US Navys 7th Fleet stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, will host over 50 multinational personnel.
Additionally, a so-called Enforcement Coordination Center has been created on the Blue Ridge to man monitoring operations. The WSJ says this will ensure more bridge-to-bridge communications between allied ships and other vessels.

However, the move is not free of setbacks, WSJ notes. Japan and South Korea are reluctant to share intelligence with each other, while Seoul has its own disagreements with Washington. Also, the US Indo-Pacific Command, the body in charge of the coalition effort, has little experience in running multinational operations.

The story has emerged as the US tries to tighten its grip on North Korea despite both countries having sought to mend ties after the milestone Trump-Kim summit in Singapore last July. Earlier this week, Washington called an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council in response to what it claims are efforts by some countries to undermine and obstruct sanctions imposed on North Korea.

Altho...

14:38

"Fukushima Update 9/15/18: 17,673 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow" "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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

Updated Sept. 15, 2018: Fukushima Equals 17,673 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 Sept. 15, 2018 - 2,740 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 17,673 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still going strong, with no end in sight, considering that the half-life of uranium-238 is about 4.47 billion years and that of uranium-235 is 704 million years. ...

14:05

World view Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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

14:01

September 16 in history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

1386 King Henry V of England, was born (d. 1422).

1400  Owain Glyndr was declared Prince of Wales by his followers.

1701 James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the Old Pretender, became the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.

1776 American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Harlem Heights was fought.

1795  The first occupation by United Kingdom of Cape Colony, South Africa with the Battle of Hout Bay.

1810  With the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo began Mexicos fight for independence from Spain.

1812  Russians set fire to Moscow shortly after midnight.

1858 Andrew Bonar Law, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1923)

1863  Robert College of Istanbul, the first American educational institution outside the United States, was founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.

1875 James C. Penney, American department store founder, was born (d. 1971).

1893 Settlers race in Oklahoma for prime land in the Cherokee Strip.

1898 H.A. Rey, American childrens author, creator of Curious George, was born (d. 1977).

1905 New Zealands first fully representative rugby team to tour the Northern Hemisphere, the Originals, started the All Black tradition including the haka and the All Black name.

'Originals' kick off All Black tradition

1908...

13:31

US sets up coalition to track foreign ships delivering fuel to North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A US Navy ship will reportedly host military personnel from the Five Eyes countries plus Japan and South Korea to monitor foreign vessels delivering fuel to the North in violation of UN sanctions. The coalition will include the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada - America's partners within the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance - as well as Japan and South Korea, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an American military official. This is apparently the first US-led effort to track fuel deliveries to North Korea. The coalition countries will contribute warships and military surveillance aircraft to track maritime traffic in the area. USS 'Blue Ridge,' the command ship of US Navy's 7th Fleet stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, will host over 50 multinational personnel. Additionally, a so-called Enforcement Coordination Center has been created on the 'Blue Ridge' to man monitoring operations. The WSJ says this will ensure more "bridge-to-bridge" communications between allied ships and other vessels.

12:27

Drowning in Plastic A Solution? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A giant accumulation of plastic garbage that has been swirling around in the Pacific Ocean has grown to twice the size of Texas since it was discovered in 1972. In the first serious attempt to clean up the mess, a group of researchers has sent a ginormous structure out to sea to swallow the plastic, Pac-Man style.

The unbelievably large plastic dump, called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, lies between California and Hawaii. It is the biggest of five around the world that have formed in each of the five oceanic gyres, which are circular systems of ocean currents.

More than 8 million tons of plastic pollution creep into the worlds oceans every year. Thats approximately five plastic shopping bags for every foot of coastline in the world.

All this plastic then falls to the mercy of the elements, as tides, salt, and sunlight break down the larger pieces into much smaller fragments. While this disintegration sounds like it might be a good thing, it is actually part of the problem, for a number of reasons. Here are two:

First, smaller plastic is harder to tidy up think of a spilled box of legos as opposed to a bicycle and helmet. What kind of clean-up machine would be able to pick up so many millions of particles from out of the oceans? The feat is mind-boggling.

Second, these tiny plastic pieces enter the food chain and wind up on our seafood platters. Estimates have it that we humans are ingesting millions of microscopic plastic particles a year, causing serious damage to our insides.

Related Plastic Ocean: From Thriving Ecosystem to Trash Dumpster

The struc...

10:30

What is Net Neutrality? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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10:30

Saturday Night at the Movies "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Only two tonight 

The List of Adrian Messenger

10:16

More Fake news? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


I'm not sure but the source is suspect.   CNN.

"Real life ironman - Elon Musk, has just announced that he is about to quit his position in Tesla in order to make room for a new business venture which he believes will change the world more than Tesla, SpaceX and Solar City ever could. His new venture is a Bitcoin Trading System and, although he didn't come up with the idea, he invested $770 Million in it which allowed him to control all of the Bitcoin News Trader decisions."

No other mainstream media have run with this story so far but it would not surprise me.

I'm waiting for the fifty million dollars worth of batteries he fitted up South Australia's hapless Jay Weatherill with to catch fire.    On a day when temperatures are hovering around 45 and winds are gusting to 90 kph.

It has been obvious for some time that the Tesla, as well as a monument to bullshit,  is a dog and without continuing massive subsidies will wither and die, as it should.

10:00

Cyst Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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09:30

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

We are hungry for tenderness,
in a world where everything abounds
we are poor of this feeling
which is like a caress
for our heart
we need these small gestures
that make us feel good
Tenderness
is a disinterested and generous love,
that does not ask anything else
to be understood and appreciated.

Alda Merini

Tonight Im grateful for tenderness.

09:30

50 famous Parental sayings "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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09:00

How precisely is diversity our strength? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The organized left is lying about a segment we did on Friday night. Our topic was diversity is our strength, a phrase our leaders use to end conversation rather than spur it. You hear it all the time. We asked, what exactly does it mean? Is it true? Here are the words from our segment: [] The post How precisely is diversity our strength? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:30

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. Do not post that kind of humour here. The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:30

Trump Toon "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Rob Rogers 14092018

Trump keeps insisting that the White House is running like a well-oiled machine. Sure, if its a machine that cranks out chaos, lies and disgruntled employees.

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08:21

ACTION ALERT! FDA wants to turn CBD oil into a drug costing $32,500 as they ban all other CBD oils "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

FDA wants to turn CBD oil Into a drug that will cost $32,500 as they ban all other CBD oils If we dont change a key FDA policy, thats how much you may be forced to pay if you want to purchase CBD oil. Action Alert! For years, consumers have benefitted from access to cheap, []

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08:15

Rugby post The All Blacks host the South Africans in Wellington "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Welcome to tonights debate post for the rugby where you can predict the score and guess whos going to score in what corner off whos forward tackle, or boot, (or pass) as well as cyber bully the ref when he gets it wrong or has his eyes closed. I thought Id add a bit more [] The post Rugby post The All Blacks host the South Africans in Wellington appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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.

07:56

Queensland may be used to expand the cashless welfare card "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Contributed from Queensland

The Scott Morrison government may be fast tracking the expansion of the cashless welfare card in Queensland, now that independent Senator Tim Storer has flagged the end of his opposition to the move.

Millions of dollars will be spent, if it goes ahead, on its application in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay. All told, the plan is to extend the trial to four sites.

This is despite evidence that trials so far have been destructive for individuals and communities.

Tim Storer has been brought on board with an amendment on how the effect is evaluated.

Labor has not yet committed to oppose it, remains sceptical.

No amount of amending is going to fix something that is fundamentally flawed, in the sense that it may help resolve social issues. Taking control and disempowering people is not the way to help them get on their feet. Besides, it is inherently unfair to profile a community. It creates third class citizens. And it has been shown to create more poverty and inequality.

Increased scrutiny is a good thing. But it wont change the fact that the cashless welfare card is wrong. If the intention is to overcome real problems within communities, surely the answer is to provide appropriate resources. When the card is being brought in at the same time as funding is being cut, it remains nothing more than a cost cutting exercise.

This is the reason why the early valuation of the trials has been flawed and did not show the true picture. It has cost almost $22 million, which would have been much better spent on something useful.

The trials have so far targeted indigenous communities, making them more dependent and less able to function, and this compromises their efforts to sovereignty over their affairs. It is a means of control.

Cashless welfare card trails are a means to test the waters, with a view to extending it to other communities and is an installment on the growth of big brother government.

Cutting services and corporatisation of resources are two of the pillars of neoliberalism and extending control over people is its political arm. In the end, this is what it is all about.

Rejection of the cashless welfare card is an important aspect of rejecting neoliberalism and the protection of our rights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The trial was intended to test whether social harm caused by such spending could be reduced by quarantining part of participants welfare payments on to a card that could not be used to buy alcohol or gambling products or to withdraw cash, as well as to develop lower cost welfare quaranti...

07:45

Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1940, Jimmy Gilmer, lead singer with The Fireballs. Born today in 1941, Signe Anderson, founding member and singer with Jefferson Airplane. Signe left the band after their first album and was replaced by Grace Slick. Born today in 1941, Les Braid, keyboards and bassist with The Swinging Blue Jeans. [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:44

Political Poll "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Veteran would like to gauge our readership's view on the likelihood of Trump seeing out his term in office:


Do you believe President Trump will see out his full term?
 
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07:30

Cartoon for Today "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Andy Davey on Chuka Umunna telling Corbyn to call off the dogs and end purge. Labour MP Chuka Umunna claims so-called moderates face a clear and present danger of being run out of the party by hardliners

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07:30

When the heck did that happen? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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07:09

Messier and messier "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Homepaddock

Former minister Clare Currans mismanagement has cost taxpayers $107,000.

Dumped chief technology officer candidate Derek Handley has been paid out more than $100,000 in compensation by the Government, Digital Services Minister Megan Woods has confirmed.

Woods said the Government had agreed to pay Handley compensation totalling $107,500 after deciding to put the recruitment process for the countrys first national chief technology officer on hold and rethinking the role. 

Woods issued the statement after Handley said the Government had reneged on a commitment to give him the job and paid him three months salary, and costs, as compensation.

Handley said he had decided not to keep the money, and would instead donate it towards a fund to support ideas, programmes and grants to tackle digital inequality.

Former communications minister Clare Curran resigned first from Cabinet and then as minister after it emerged she met Handley in February to discuss the job and then omitted to document the meeting in response to a

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07:06

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

See my comment on the post

Homepaddock

No I in Murphy Robin gives back Tim Fulton:

A career in dairying and the irrigation sector is only a start for Robin Murphy. The South Canterbury farmer gives heart and soul to his community. Tim Fulton reports.

On Sundays Robin and May Murphy used to travel the back tracks of Waimate District looking for seal and shingle in need of repair. 

Murphy was a local councillor so they figured they had to do their bit.

He reckons he got to know 95% of the roads. . .

Research will be first of its kind for NZ Yvonne OHara:

Now results from the first cohort of the Beef

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07:03

Lurking beast' of polio casts a shadow over independence day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Polio vacc
At Malahang health clinic near Lae, a health worker administers oral polio vaccine

LISA MARTIN & KATE LYONS | The Guardian | Extract

You can read the complete article here

PORT MORESBY - Sunday should be a day of celebration but the outbreak has brought anger at a lack of health funding while millions are spent on the APEC summit

At a waiting room in Port Moresbys Gerehu general hospital, red, gold and black balloons the colours of the countrys flag deck the walls in the build-up to independence day.

Around the back in the stifling heat, nurses are administering vaccine drops from cool boxes.

About 30 adults and children are queuing under a canvas tent, awaiting their dose to protect against polio, a disease Donald Lippert, a Catholic bishop from the Southern Highlands, characterised as a beast lurking in the darkness, ready to spring forth.

The number of confirmed cases has risen to 12 up from 10 earlier in the week, and health authorities have confirmed the disease has reached the capital, Port Moresby, after the diagnosis of a six-year-old boy in an area called Five Mile. The other children affected are in remote parts of the country, and the first case surfaced in June.

The health crisis has cast a shadow over the developing Pacific island country as it prepares to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of its independence from Australia on Sunday. Tribal dancing, agricultural shows and flag raising ceremonies are among festivities scheduled.

Nason Aguleko, an accountant, has brought his 16-year-old daughter Catherine to be immunised along with her grandmother. The family plan to travel to Australia at Christmas to spend time with relatives. A polio vaccination is now part of visa requirements.

Aguleko recalls the lives ruined as a result of the disease when he was growing up. Ive seen quite a number of people paralysed from polio over the years, the father-of-thr...

07:00

Whaleoil world news quiz "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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06:30

Dont be evil? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Breitbart has published a video recorded by Google shortly after the 2016 presidential election which reveals an atmosphere of panic and dismay amongst the tech giants leadership, coupled with a determination to thwart both the Trump agenda and the broader populist movement emerging around the globe. Quote. The video is a full recording of [] The post Dont be evil? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Mhorahora  be open, without restraint, generous (in size), natural, free.

(Celebrating Maori Language Week).

06:23

Snake Gets Special Little 'Braces' To Help Fix Her Overbite "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

There's no doubt that this green tree python named Toothless is a very beautiful snake but recently, a feeding mishap left her looking a bit less sleek than nature intended.

In short, she gave herself an overbite.

Credit: Facebook/HerpVet

According to a post from HerpVet, an animal hospital in Australia specializing in reptiles, Toothless was in the middle of enjoying a meal when something went terribly, terribly wrong.

"Somehow, during the swallowing process her left lower jawbone folded and got stuck on her throat," HerpVet wrote online.

It was obvious that Toothless needed help.

Credit: Facebook/HerpVet

Fortunately, Tootheless's owners understood she was having an emergency. They rushed her to the vet, where an X-ray revealed a small break in her jawbone.

Credit: Facebook/HerpVet

Rather than risk surgery to correct the problem, Toothless's vet got creative.

After realigning her jaw, they crafted special braces for the snake using a paperclip, affixing it to her scales with glue.
...

06:00

Trump Toon "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jim Morin Morin Toons 13092018

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What are the nearly 3,000 lives of lowly brown people worth anyway, right, Trump? They should be grateful for the free paper towels you threw at them

06:00

Free Speech: We tried to warn you "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

We free speech absolutists have been shouting from the rooftops that the contemporary lefts mania for censorship and bullying hecklers vetoes is going to come back to bite them on the backsides. When you spend all your time making nooses, sooner or later one of them is going to end up around your own neck. [] The post Free Speech: We tried to warn you appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:51

Gayford tries to defend Arderns no show on Nation & Q+A "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Journalists were already getting a bit snarky over Jacinda Arderns withdrawal from two scheduled weekend interviews, but consternation levels have risen after Clark Gayford tried to defend Ardern on Twitter. Interviews with both Newshub Nation today and the other with Q+A tomorrow evening were de-scheduled by ardern. The reason given by the Prime Ministers office []

05:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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05:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This piece of Whaleoil wisdom was brought to you by the Whaleoil Store. Visit us now and find the perfect piece of Whaleoil swag for your collection.   The post Whaleoil wisdom appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:42

Traditional Owners announce Adani court appeal "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

MEDIA RELEASE
15 September 2018

Traditional Owners announce Adani court appeal

Call on Qld Government to never extinguish their native title

Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners opposing Adanis Carmichael Mine have this week served notice of a Federal Court full bench appeal. (See ABC today: Adani mine site to remain under native title until finance confirmed, Minister says). The Traditional Owners strongly reject last months decision of a single Judge of the Federal Court and will seek to have the decision reversed and the Adani Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) thrown out.

Mr Adrian Burragubba, a Traditional Owner of W&J country, and W&J Council spokesperson says: We will not abide a ruling that says its legal to have our ancient laws and culture, and our enduring rights in our lands and waters, merely voted away by a group of people who do not have the traditional authority to surrender our native title.

In a new development, the Queensland Government has confirmed that it will only act to take W&J native title for the Adani project when it has the financial capacity to complete it. This follows a resolution of the Queensland ALP state conference in early September 201...

04:30

Freeze a jolly good fellow "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I was out prowling the neighbourhood with a bunch of the local moggies when one of them brought up the fact that the humans who think that they own us, apparently only have one life. As we felines have nine lives, this concept of only having one seemed quite bizarre. Apparently, not all the human [] The post Freeze a jolly good fellow appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Click on image for a high-res view How Butchery Maps Turn Cows into Territory Cows and maps seem to have little to do with each other, but if youre a butcher (or a committed carnivore), you know better. The quality of a meat cut depends on three things: location, location, location. For although cattle equals [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:38

"A Record 7 Named Storms Are Swirling Across The Globe Has 'The Day After Tomorrow' Arrived?" "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

"A Record 7 Named Storms Are Swirling Across The Globe  
Has 'The Day After Tomorrow' Arrived?"
by Michael Snyder

"Is something extremely unusual happening to our planet? At this moment, Hurricane Florence is just one of seven named storms that are currently circling the globe. That matches the all-time record, and it looks like that record will be broken very shortly as a couple more storms continue to develop. Back in 2004, a Hollywood blockbuster entitled The Day After Tomorrow depicted a world in which weather patterns had gone mad. One of the most impressive scenes showed nearly the entire planet covered by hurricane-type storms all at once. Of course things are not nearly as bad as in that film, but during this hurricane season we have definitely seen a very unusual number of hurricanes and typhoons develop. As our planet continues to change, could this become the new normal?

As I mentioned above there are currently seven named storms that are active, but an eighth is about to join them, and that would break the all-time record
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The Hurricane season is causing devastation from the Pacific to the Atlantic as seven active storms are currently swirling across the globe with high chances an eighth powerful storm will soon develop to break an all-time record. And actually there is an additional storm that is also developing in the Pacific which cou...

03:30

Why I was wrong about Stefan Molyneux "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

For several years I have been taking an interest in the thoughts and theories put forward by Stefan Molyneux on his YouTube channel. Initially I found much of his work and arguments to be highly enlightening and looked forward to his videos as they emerged on a weekly basis. Now, however, Im not so sure. [] The post Why I was wrong about Stefan Molyneux appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:15

Mirror mirror "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

It had been weeks since the Magic Mirror last appeared with offerings of wisdom and proper advice and oh how Jacinda needed wisdom after the weeks shed had to endure! Hurriedly, breathlessly racing to the ornate Magic Mirror, hoping for a new inscription to recite, heart, pounding in her chest, heady with anticipation she was [] The post Mirror mirror appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:08

PM highlights importance of agriculture and tourism in Independence message "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has emphasised the importance of agriculture and tourism in his Independence Message.

He said this in his message themed 'Embracing the Future'.

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill receiving a gift from East Sepik Governor Allan Bird in Wewak on Wednesday. He is flanked by Maprik MP John Simon, Civil Aviation Minister Alfred Manase and Police Minister Jelta Wong.


"Our country has products that the world wants and needs to buy," O'Neill said.

"This is not just our oil and gas resources, but we have renewable resources that are in high demand.

"Our agriculture sector should be the food bowl of the region.

"We have vast expanses of land, with rich fertile soil that is purely organic.

"We have some of the most amazing tourism sites that people from around the world want to visit.

"But all of this potential is worth nothing if we do not believe in ourselves.

"We must continue to invest in our nation and in our communities.

"This means building the roads that we need to transport our goods to market, to build the airports for our people to travel and to construct the schools that will educate the next generation.

"The only people who can deliver a stronger Papua New Guinea are Papua New Guineans ourselves.

"As a country we have many friends who are helping us to advance, and we value this support, but we must do things for ourselves and chart our own course.

"We have to have confidence in our potential, we have to make firm decisions on our future and we have to stand by those decisions all the way.

"I give you every commitment, on behalf of our Government, that we will not let your down.

"Each and every day, we will continue to do our best to advance the interests of Papua New Guinea, and continue to deliver real change for our nation."

O'Neill said PNg must prepare its communities to adapt to changes in the modern world.

"This i...

03:00

More leftist anti-Semitic hate at college campuses "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The most lasting literary visions of the future come from those writers who pay the most attention to the past and the present. George Orwells depiction of the Ingsoc, Socialist England, retains its power because Orwell applied such unflinching scrutiny to socialist regimes of the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. Of the children [] The post More leftist anti-Semitic hate at college campuses appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

No I in Murphy Robin gives back Tim Fulton:

A career in dairying and the irrigation sector is only a start for Robin Murphy. The South Canterbury farmer gives heart and soul to his community. Tim Fulton reports.

On Sundays Robin and May Murphy used to travel the back tracks of Waimate District looking for seal and shingle in need of repair. 

Murphy was a local councillor so they figured they had to do their bit.

He reckons he got to know 95% of the roads. . .

Research will be first of its kind for NZ Yvonne OHara:

Now results from the first cohort of the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics Beef Progeny Test have been released, researchers will begin collecting data for the next stages of the project, including data from cows and heifers.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics national beef genetics manager Max Tweedie said some of those studies would be a first for New Zealand.

Now we are looking for on-going information about cows: their maternal performance; constitution; fertility and stayability [in the herd], Mr Tweedie said.

That is the long game. . .

What is dairy cow breeding worth and why does it matter? Esther Taunton:

Its a hard road finding the perfect cow, especially when changing consumer demand redefines what perfect even is.

Increasing demand for high-fat dairy products means Kiwi farmers will earn more from milkfat than protein in the 2018/1...

02:30

Lets do what exactly, Cindy? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

New Zealanders had two votes at the last election, one for the political party whose policies they most liked, and the other for the electoral candidate of their choice. As it turns out, our party vote counts for absolutely nothing, zilch, nada and it is all because of the cobbling together of deals between NZ [] The post Lets do what exactly, Cindy? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:04

A very special day for Lae "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Lest We Forget:September 16 2018 is the 75th anniversary of the recapture of Lae by Australian troops in 1943 from the Japanese. 

This makes this year's Independence celebrations in Lae very special. 

We hope Australia, Papua New Guinea, Lae and Morobe will make that day a memorable one. 

Our young people must know the rich and colourful history of our hometown. 

A place with no past has no future. 

Below is the article in The National Weekender of Sept 14  on the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Lae on Sept 16, and Salamaua on Sept 11 (please click to enlarge)




02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Pic from my parents house in Church Point, Sydney this morning. View over Pittwater Harbour. 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 [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:00

Saturdays smiles "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In the early hours of the morning a ewe was heavily in labour but nothing was happening.

The farmer, fearing a less than uncomplicated delivery, rang the vets emergency call out number on his mobile phone only to find it was answered by a locum vet he had never spoken to before.

This ewe is lambing and I think somethings going wrong, shouted the farmer down the phone.

Is this her first lamb? asked the vet.

No, you idiot! screamed the farmer. This is the farmer!

01:44

Blue light exposure led to a statistically significant increase in proliferation for cell lines derived from intraocular tumors. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

PMID:  J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Apr 7 ;28:48. Epub 2009 Apr 7. PMID: 19351402 Abstract Title:  The effect of blue light exposure in an ocular melanoma animal model. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Uveal melanoma (UM) cell lines, when exposed to blue light in vitro, show a significant increase in proliferation. In order to determine if similar effects could be seen in vivo, we investigated the effect of blue light exposure in a xenograft animal model of UM.METHODS: Twenty New Zealand albino rabbits were injected with 1.0 x 10(6) human UM cells (92.1) in the suprachoroidal space of the right eye. Animals were equally divided into two groups; the experimental group was exposed to blue light, while the control group was protected from blue light exposure. The eyes were enucleated after sacrifice and the proliferation rates of the re-cultured tumor cells were assessed using a Sulforhodamine-B assay. Cells were re-cultured for 1 passage only in order to maintain any in vivo cellular changes. Furthermore, Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) protein expression was used to ascertain differences in cellular proliferation between both groups in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded eyes (FFPE).RESULTS: Blue light exposure led to a statistically significant increase in proliferation for cell lines derived from intraocular tumors (p

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01:30

War Criminals celebrate "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Bolton attacks the International Criminal Court. War Criminals and thugs around the world rejoice.

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01:30

Recipe of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Tarka Dal A really easy and cheap dish to make. You can either serve it as a side dish with other curries or as a lunchtime dish by itself accompanied by chapatis, naan, or whichever type of flatbread you like 1/2 cup red lentils 1/4 cup yellow lentils 21/2 cups water 1 tsp ginger pulp [] The post Recipe of the Week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:00

Whaleoil news quiz "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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00:58

Cooks govt looking at seabed mining interest in Norway "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Cook Islands Finance Minister Mark Brown Photo: Phillipa Webb / Cook Islands News

Radio New Zealand | 14 September 2018

The Cook Islands Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown is currently in Norway discussing the possible exploration of seabed minerals in the Cook Islands waters.

The Cook Islands News reports that manganese nodules found in the Cook Islands, lie on the seabed, at depths of more than 5000 metres.

According to initial scientific studies, the nodules were of a very high quality and there is a large quantity on the seabed which could make the nation billions of dollars.

Mr Brown said they would re-advertise the tenders as there had been some new interest in exploring the seabed.

He added that all practices, including exploration and the extraction of the minerals, would have to be done in a manner which was...

00:53

Kanaks urged by West Papuan body to vote for independence "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The West Papua National Committee has urged New Caledonia's indigenous Melanesians to vote for independence during the upcoming referendum.

In November, New Caledonia is to hold a referendum on possible independence from France.

The Committee, a pro-independence organisation based in Indonesia's Papua region, said Kanaks should reject all French propaganda to maintain the territory's status quo.

Its chairman, Victor Yeimo, claimed it was important that the Kanaks took up the opportunity of decolonisation which he said West Papuans had been denied.

I just want to tell something to the people of Kanaky (New Caledonia), to please choose yes for your future. Because if you don't choose yes for your future, it means you allow your people, your land to be extinct. Our people in West Papua will all support you to choose yes, so you can become a nation, a freedom nation, said Victor Yeimo.

Yeimo credited France with allowing a referendum to go ahead, pointing out that it stood in direct contrast to the situation in Indonesian-ruled Papua region.

Democratically, it was good of France to realise that they give the space for the people of Kanaky to choose what they want for their future, he said.

But in Indonesia, we can't do that, because Indonesian colonialism is not like European colonialism, like they didn't know about democracy.

Yeimo said West Papuans were an example of the disastrous consequences of colonial manipulation. He cited the lack of participation by Papuans in the 1962 agreement between Netherlands and Indonesia which led to the former Dutch new Guinea being taken over by Indonesia.

We are victims of a failed decolonisation process, Yeimo said, adding that no matter how difficult, independence was better than being colonised.

France should... know about the spirit of decolonisation. They have to give the opportunity for the Kanak people to develop their country by themselves.

If they can give them feedom, it means the process of decolonisation is final. The referendum is not final if people, under the French provocation, still choose to stay with France, it doesn't mean that it's final.

New Caledonia's independence referendum will be held on 4 November, with voters to be given the choice of remaining a part of France or becoming an independent...

00:43

Climate and nuclear news merge this week "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

News media seem rivetted on Hurricane Florence now affecting USAs Carolina states.  Meanwhile theres much less coverage of the much greater Typhoon Mangkhut afflicting the Marshall Islands, Guam, and soon the Philippines and Chinese coast.

Hurricane Florence, though now downgraded to Category 1, still threatens at least 9 nuclear waste sites and at least 12 operating nuclear reactors.

The Marshall Islands, already having radioactive leaks, are even more threatened, with the nuclear waste tomb located there.

Crisis of heat across the planet.   Scientists are now establishing the links between climate change and these extreme events.

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CLIMATE CHANGE is taking centre stage today, as, Trump-like,  our new Prime Minister Scott Morrison pronounces that we will meet our Paris commitments in a canter. Alas, thats a lie. In reality,...

00:36

Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut will affect radioactive nuclear trash dumps "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Media reports are concerned about the safety of nuclear reactors in North and South Carolina, as the hurricane.  storm surges and torrential rain threaten them. If the nuclear power plants survive unscathed, the nuclear lobby will crow about this as a success.

But little mention is made of the 9 or more toxic radioactive waste sites, also in the path of Hurricane Florence.

And the huge danger posed by the much greater weather event  the typhoon that has already affected the Marshall Islands, with its dome covering nuclear weapons wastes.

00:31

Dont risk missing out on the pre-launch Whale Meat orders "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Our deadline for cut off of our pre-launch meat orders is fast approaching. Dont miss out. You can order our delicious restaurant quality meat today and have it delivered, chilled and ready to eat by Friday. Either go to our website, or order directly from the selection below. There are limited spots left before we [] The post Dont risk missing out on the pre-launch Whale Meat orders appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:30

Hooton on Jacindas easy ride "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

When Matthew Hooton  points out that no prime minister in living memory has ever had an easier time than Jacinda, he is not just referring to the fawning media although he does admit that they form an impressive cheerleading group at times. Not only has she had an easy ride with the MSM, which [] The post Hooton on Jacindas easy ride appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:30

Pathways to farm succession "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Any business succession can pose challenges.

With farming, where the business is also the home it can be particularly problematic.

The Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) shows how it could be done:

00:30

Curiouser and Curiouser (1) "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

There is a somewhat Alice in Wonderland aspect to the whole Curran,Handley,Ardern imbroglio thats reminiscent of the surreal Mad Hatters Tea Party.

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This thought was sparked by a series of tweets from Hamish Price starting with

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00:29

Studying the climate change effect as a hurricane takes place "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Heres how climate change is fueling Hurricane Florence A novel forecast looks at the size and fury of the storm with and without human-caused warming, Science News, BY CAROLYN GRAMLING , SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 

Even as Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas, bringing fierce winds and heavy rains, one team of scientists has undertaken a different kind of forecast: Understanding the influence of human-caused climate change on a storm that hasnt made landfall yet.

Real-time storm forecasts continuously update as new data become available. But what would happen if, from a single starting point in this case, the state of the atmosphere on September 11 Florence roared ahead in two parallel worlds: one with and one without the influence of human-caused climate change?

In that hypothetical scenario, Florence was bigger than if it would be if it had occurred in a world with no human-caused warming, climate modeler Kevin Reed of Stony Brook University in New York and colleagues conclude in a study posted on the universitys website September 12. And thanks to warmer sea surface temperatures and more available moisture i...

00:28

Australia provides funding to boost immunisation in PNG "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

About A$10 million (K23m) has been allocated by the Australian government to combat polio, measles and whooping cough in Papua New Guinea.


The funds would support the governments current efforts in a major polio vaccination campaign as well as increase routine immunisation levels to avoid future outbreaks of diseases.
According to Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Marise Payne low rates of immunisation had led to recent outbreaks of preventable diseases such as polio, measles, and whooping cough.
The Australian High Commission in Port Moresby is working closely with the PNG Government, the World Health Organisation and Unicef to monitor the current polio outbreak and provide assistance.
The PNG Government has declared the recent polio virus outbreak a national public health emergency, Payne said. Papua New Guinea is our nearest neighbour and outbreaks of infectious diseases are a threat to both Papua New Guinea and Australias health security.
Australian High Commissioner to PNG Bruce Davis, during a recent launch of a new maternal and neonatal care project, said Australia was keen to support PNGs efforts in improving its health indicators.

00:24

Typhoon Mangkhut far more powerful than Florence hurtling towards Philippines "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Super typhoon far more powerful than Florence hurtling towards millions https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/super-typhoon-far-more-powerful-than-florence-hurtling-towards-millions/news-story/48529ee24228b6257c73bcddd0c07802

A SUPER typhoon that has already dwarfed Hurricane Florence is set to break records as it tears towards its target with up to 43 million people in the firing line. Megan Palin@megan_palin,  SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

AN extremely dangerous super typhoon predicted to be the one of the strongest systems on record is howling towards Hong Kong and the Philippines with up to 43 million people in the firing line.

Typhoon Mangkhut is the equivalent of a Category 5 severe tropical cyclone, boasting maximum sustained winds of 205kph and gusts up to 285kph. Bureau of Meteorology Australia tropical climatologist Greg Browning told news.com.au that Mangkhut was significantly stronger than Hurricane Florence which is simultaneously hurtling towards the US as North Carolina locals evacuate the region to avoid the onslaught.

(Mangkhut is) relatively rare (because its) at the top of the severe scale, Mr Browning said. Its extremely dangerous as its a very large system with very strong winds and a potential storm surge over a large distance.

There will be very heavy rainfall associated with it which has potential to cause widespread damage.

Mr Browning said Mangkhut was the most powerful storm system to h...

00:20

Introduction To Storm Surge Mining Awareness + "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Emphasis added; original here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/surge/surge_intro.pdf

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00:18

Hurricane Florence Landfall Radar With Location Of Nuclear Power Stations Weather Mining Awareness + "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

For the very latest updates go to your preferred/local weather source. The orange icons are the nuclear power stations. Brunswick Nuclear Power Station is near the center of Hurricane Florence. Click to enlarge image. The time for this radar exported to Google maps is around the time of the two other radar images found below []

via Hurricane Florence Landfall Radar With Location Of Nuclear Power Stations Weather Mining Awareness +

00:16

September 14 Energy News geoharvey "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Opinion: A Million Climate Deniers Flee Hurricane Florence, Never Stop To Ask Why As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas and Virginia, a million climate deniers are rushing to escape the brunt of the storm without ever stopping to ask why they are in the path of one of the most powerful []

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00:16

New Documents Undermine Trumps Repeated Claims, Show Dire Situation in Puerto Rico After Hurricanes Mining Awareness + "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/storm-they-call-the-wind-maria-powerful-hurricane-maria-has-maximum-sustained-winds-of-175-mph-280-kmh-and-a-very-low-minimum-pressure-909-mb/ New Documents Undermine Presidents Repeated Claims, Show Dire Situation in Puerto Rico After Hurricanes Sep 13, 2018 Press Release Cummings Says Presidents Tweets Disputing Death Toll Are Appalling, Offensive, and Ignorant of the Misery and Death Suffered by Our Fellow American Citizens in Puerto Rico Washington, D.C. (Sept. 13, 2018) Today, Rep. Elijah E. []

via New Documents Undermine Trumps Repeated Claims, Show Dire Situation in Puerto Rico After Hurricanes Mining Awareness +

00:15

Aussie big business signs up to Net Zero Carbon Commitment RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Australias position as a green building world-leader looks set to continue with a raft of leading companies signing up to the World Green Building Councils (WorldGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment being announced in San Francisco this week. The post Aussie big business signs up to Net Zero Carbon Commitment appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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00:00

On being a member of Don Brashs club "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Kia ora koutou, Ive never actually published a written article on Whaleoil before, just a few vlogs and satire videos. Im currently working on a much longer article covering such topics as identity politics, victimhood culture, privilege, oppression and allyship, as they pertain to Aotearoa. Fun stuff. Ill be back to making YouTube content in [] The post On being a member of Don Brashs club appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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23:46

Free Hawai`i "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

WILL YOU VOTE FOR "MR. NA`I AUPUNI" 
ON NOV. 6TH?


23:30

$100k for the job that wasnt "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I thought it was a little strange when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern cancelled two scheduled interviews for this weekend citing a diary mix-up.  I would have thought she had plenty of PR people who could keep those things straight for her, but apparently not. I shrugged and carried on with my day. Then a few [] The post $100k for the job that wasnt appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:23

Bridges steps up after Ardern drops out of Newshub Nation "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Yesterday Jacinda Ardern pulled out of two scheduled interviews, citing a diary problem. Newshub:  Prime Minister pulls out of Newshub Nation and Q+A weekend appearances Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has cancelled her planned appearances on both Newshub Nation and TVNZs Q+A this weekend, saying there was an issue with her diary. Ms Arderns chief press secretary told Newshub Nation []

23:15

Most read "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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 read posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the post with the [] The post Most read appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Whos the daddy lion? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

On The AM Show Kris Faafoi was trying out some new lines to try and describe the NZ First-led government: Quote: A Labour MP says political commentators are yet to figure out what much of the public already has that this Government is the first pure MMP Government. This Government is not the same [] The post Whos the daddy lion? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Messier and messier "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Former minister Clare Currans mismanagement has cost taxpayers $107,000.

Dumped chief technology officer candidate Derek Handley has been paid out more than $100,000 in compensation by the Government, Digital Services Minister Megan Woods has confirmed.

Woods said the Government had agreed to pay Handley compensation totalling $107,500 after deciding to put the recruitment process for the countrys first national chief technology officer on hold and rethinking the role. 

Woods issued the statement after Handley said the Government had reneged on a commitment to give him the job and paid him three months salary, and costs, as compensation.

Handley said he had decided not to keep the money, and would instead donate it towards a fund to support ideas, programmes and grants to tackle digital inequality.

Former communications minister Clare Curran resigned first from Cabinet and then as minister after it emerged she met Handley in February to discuss the job and then omitted to document the meeting in response to a parliamentary question.

Handley said he was offered and accepted the job  which had been billed as offering a salary of up to $400,000 plus a $100,000 travel budget a month ago.

Earlier this week I was deeply disappointed to learn that the Government will no longer follow through with their commitment and will not be making that appointment at this time.  . .

 Nationals State Services spokesperson Nick Smith sums it up:

. . .The process around appointing a Chief Technology Officer has been a shambles from the beginning. It involved secret meetings and emails, the resignation of Minister Clare Curran and now were paying Derek Handley around $100,000 for a job he never even started.

The Government must now come clean with the hidden emails from Clare Curran and the Prime Minister so we know the full story of how badly this was handled.

The CTO is the flagship of the Governments IT policy and was budgeted to cost the taxpayer over $500,000 per year. Now if it still goes ahead we can add a pay out of over $100,000 because of the Governments incompetence.    . .

Point of Order calls...

20:09

Strong Earthquake Strikes N. Papua, Indonesia "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

MDR 091402 M 5.9 quake occurs 203km W of Abepura, Indonesia Earthquake Details Magnitude: 5.9 mww  [USGS] Location: 2.758S, 138.756E; 32.6 km depth Time: 2018-09-14 15:50:16.310 (UTC) Nearby Places: Abepura, Indonesia, 209.4 km (130.1 mi) W Population: 62,248 Jayapura, Indonesia, 219.6 km (136.4 mi) W Population: 134,895

20:04

The myth of scientific manipulation of data "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

America has this curious strain of anti-intellectualism that sees expert opinion on any topic as somehow suspect. While skepticism is a good quality when practiced in moderation, what Bertrand Russell referred to as heroic skepticism that takes a stance in direct opposition to expert opinion, such as that human-caused global warming is not happening and that hence climate change is a fiction, is foolish.

What is even worse is the idea that expert opinion is not just wrong or misguided but that it is a deliberate fraud, being manipulated to mislead the public in the service of nefarious agendas We have seen this idea being advanced by right-wingers in the case of global warming and we also see it in the case of hurricane and other extreme weather forecasts. The two issues are linked. Climate change is predicted to create more frequent and more severe extreme weather events. So those who deny the reality of climate change have a vested interest in downplaying the predictions of severe storms even if they lull people in storm-prone areas into a dangerous sense of complacency.

David Titley, a professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, writes that the very open way that weather forecasting is done nowadays makes fraudulent data manipulation impossible.

In 2016 conservative news blogger Matt Drudge accused the federal government of hyping the threat as Hurricane Matthew approached the U.S. coast, purportedly to play up possible links between extreme weather and climate change. I explained how this not only was false, but that it would be impossible for the National Hurricane Center to manipulate hurricane forecasts in a political manner, given that all the raw information is accessible to anyone today with an internet connection.

Apparently, Rush Limbaugh did not read the article, for he has made very similar claims regarding forecasts for Hurricane Florence. A simple reading of warnings and key messages from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) shows a very different reality.

For hurricanes, the federal government produces one official forecast from either the National Hurricane Center for the eastern Pacific and Atlantic oceans or the Joint Typhoon Warning Center for the western Pacific and Indian oceans. This forecast draws on computer-based weather forecast models, an assessment of the storms real-time characteristics, and the knowledge of a highly trained typhoon duty officer or hurricane specialist. It would be obvious instantaneously if it deviated substantially from observed conditions, or from a blend of the computerized forecast guidance, without providing some meteorological or physical e...

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