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Tuesday, 26 September


DMA'S - Australia 2023 "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Monday 25th Sep, 7.00pm, Theatre Royal

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Tuesday, 28 March


In Sachen Effizienz des Gesundheitssystem hrt man ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

In Sachen Effizienz des Gesundheitssystem hrt man ja immer nur eine Lsung fr alles: Mehr Privatisieren. Der Markt sorgt fr Effizienz.

Wie das in der Praxis aussieht, kann man im den USA sehen:

Cigna doctors denied over 300,000 requests for payments using this method, spending an average of 1.2 seconds on each case, the documents show. The company has reported it covers or administers health care plans for 18 million people.
Die sind damit eine der grten Krankenkassen der USA.

1,2 Sekunden pro Fall! Wenn das die FDP hrt!1!!

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Monday, 27 March


Who were the neo-Nazis at Posie Parkers rally in Melbourne? "IndyWatch Feed National"

As noted, Balywn Gauleiter Tom Sewell and some of his followers attended Posie Parkers anti-trans rally in Melbourne on Saturday, March 18. While a number were known, some were not. Helpfully, the nazi geeks were more than willing to pose Continue reading


Fuellmich The Australian Aboriginals Fighting For Survival and Their Land "IndyWatch Feed National"

Introduction by DM

Todays post is a video of ICIC with Dr Reiner Fuellmich talking to David Lurnpa Cole, an Aborigine from Australia, well-known blogger Bernie Bebenroth, known as Bernie from Australia and Iris Tassie Tiger Richter about the outrageous events in Australia over the last three years.

The government measures in Australia have been very harsh, and the vaccination pressures high, and the indigenous population, the Aborigines, were put under massive pressure and forced to vaccinate. David Lumpa Cole approached Fuellmich with the cry for help that his people were suffering greatly because of the vaccinations with deaths massively increasing.

Stirring accounts from three Australians shed light...


The Palestine Laboratory arrives shortly "IndyWatch Feed National"

My new book, The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports The Technology Of Occupation Around The World, is out in May. Its published in the US and UK on 23 May with Verso and in Australia and New Zealand with Scribe on 30 May:

Heres the Verso blurb (the Scribe one is very similar but slightly different):

How Israel makes a killing from the Occupation.

Israels military industrial complex uses the occupied, Palestinian territories as a testing ground for weaponry and surveillance technology that they then export around the world to despots and democracies. For more than 50 years, occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has given the Israeli state invaluable experience in controlling an enemy population, the Palestinians. Its here that they have perfected the architecture of control.

Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein, author of Disaster Capitalism, uncovers this largely hidden world in a global investigation with secret documents, revealing interviews and on-the-ground reporting. This book shows in-depth, for the first time, how Palestine has become the perfect laboratory for the Israeli military-techno complex: surveillance, home demolitions, indefinite incarceration and brutality to the hi-tech tools that drive the Start-up Nation. From the Pegasus software that hacked Jeff Bezos and Jamal Khashoggis phones, the weapons sold to the Myanmar army that has murdered thousands of Rohingyas and drones used by the Europea...


Attorney-General must act as tax whistleblower set to face trial "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Human Rights Law Centre today urged the Attorney-General to discontinue the prosecution of tax office whistleblower Richard Boyle and fix whistleblower protection laws, after Boyles whistleblowing defence was dismissed by the South Australian District Court.

Boyle blew the whistle on wrongdoing at the Australian Taxation Office in 2017, at first internally and then to the ABC. He was charged with a number of offences in 2019, despite his whistleblowing being vindicated by several independent inquiries. 

Before the District Court, Boyle had argued he was immune from criminal prosecution due to the Public Interest Disclosure Act, which protects federal public servant whistleblowers.  

On Monday, Judge Kudelka dismissed the application. The judgment was suppressed on an interim basis, with a further hearing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

Amendments to the PID Act are expected to be debated before the Senate on Tuesday. 

Kieran Pender, Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, said 

This decision will be devastating for Richard Boyle and it is a major blow for Australian democracy. Whistleblowers should be protected, not prosecuted. Whistleblowers should be protected, not prosecuted and the Public Interest Disclosure Act was enacted to ensure just that. The courts decision that Boyles whistleblowing on wrongdoing within the Australian Taxation Office was not covered by the PID Act shows that the law is utterly broken.

When whistleblowers speak up about government wrongdoing, human rights violations and corporate misfeasance, they make Australia a better place. Our laws need to reflect that. This prosecution, and that of war crimes whistleblower David McBride, are unjust and undemocratic.

The whistleblowing laws enacted by Mark Dreyfus when he was Attorney-General in 2013 have now failed both men. There is no public interest in either prosecution and it is high-time that Dreyfus intervened to drop both cases, just as he dropped the Collaery case.

The decision today only underscores the urgent need for law reform to ensure whistleblower protections are real and dont just exist on paper. The Attorney-General should prioritise comprehensive reform to the PID Act and the establishment of a whistleblower protection authority.

Media Contact:
Thomas Feng
Human Rights Law Centre
Media and Communications Manager
0431 285 275


Before ChatGPT, there was Rekognition: How Amazons algorithms control which books you see "IndyWatch Feed National"

almost fifteen years after approximately 57,000 books by and about LGBTQIA+ folks disappeared from Amazons search results, bestseller lists and sales ranks, the companys algorithms are still unfairly targeting books by historically marginalised authors, including queer folks and people of colour, and controlling how readers can discover them.

The post Before ChatGPT, there was Rekognition: How Amazons algorithms control which books you see appeared first on Overland literary journal.


What does the election result in New South Wales tell us? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Jim Hayes

Forget all the hype, The New South Wales state election of Saturday produced a result like all the recent ones across Australia. Its true that did receive a swing towards it of 3.8 percent due to some state factors. But this doesnt change the underlying shift that is common to the whole of Australia, including this state.

There was a turning away from the major parties. A significant part of 5.9 percent swung towards the independents and Greens. The biggest price was paid by the Coalitions Liberal and National Parties.

Labor will now be the governing party, which means it has hold of the federal and all state governments except Tasmania.

This should provide a wonderful opportunity to leave a big mark on Australian politics. Big changes could be made. But they wont. Labor is committed to doing a minimalist approach. The emphasis is carrying on business as usual.

Look at the election result in its proper perspective. Labor wins at least 9 new seats to make a majority of 6 seats with the support of only 37.2 of the electorate. This was possible because of the optional preferential election system that produces a different result to other parts of Australia using the preferential system, where there is a far greater opportunity for small parties and independents to direct second preferences away from the major parties.

Even more significant is the gerrymander that means that the smaller parties end independents must do much better to get any result than the candidates of the major parties to get anywhere. The exception is the National Party, where the gerrymander wor...


Nonclinical Evaluation Report, FOI 2839 Document 6, January 2021 and comment "IndyWatch Feed National"

See 58 page report:


See also: Advisory Committee on Vaccines, Meeting 18, Minutes on Item 2.1

BNT162b2 [mRNA] COVID-19 vaccine

See comment video on the first document only, as they may not have been aware of the other two listed above:


The lies of the real estate industry: Michael Hutchences "home" for sale "IndyWatch Feed National"

One of the biggest industries in Australia, apart from government itself where a constant barrage of lies emanate from, is the real estate industry.

AS we know the government is stakeholder of this real estate industry where the bigger the lies the more profit is generated from those lies which persons in government benefit from. 

No one, in their right mind would bite the hand that feeds it now would they, so it is not in the governments modus operandi to attend to this multi-generational false advertising (an illegal action) issue.

So, consumers, customers or whatever other legal jargon the poindexters deep within government annals decide to label the tax slave serfs purchasing a limited lease on the land they have limited dominion over, the government sits idly by profiteering, from the lies spewing out of the mouths of the lowly regarded (by many, up there with with used car salespeople) realtors. 

In a recent advertisement, you were led to believe that you are going to purchase Michael Hutchences childhood home.

By any stretch of the imagination of a so called normal person one would be seeing in ones mind that one would be purchasing as a piece of land not only containing grass and trees but most importantly the house you know a kitchen, lounge room, laundry and bedroom where a young Michael would be growing up and running around in, because after all thats what the advertisement states remembering that Optus got financially penalised many time for false advertising.

WELL, guess what?

You ain't gonna get no house which Mikey resided in!


2 WAYS TO BE FOOLED "IndyWatch Feed National"

There are 2 ways to be fooled. One is to believe what is not true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.

Posting shortlink URL:

This means that if the following information is false, the I am fooling you. However, if the information is true and you do not believe it, then you are fooling yourself. 


Is the following information easily verifiable truth, or is it all a carefully crafted lie?

[1] The COVID-19 Casualty Reports:



10 Best Topwater Lures in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you love fishing, then you know that there is nothing better than the feeling of a fish hitting your lure. Topwater lures are designed to float on the surface of the water and are typically used to target fish that are feeding on the surface. There are many different types of topwater lures, and choosing the right one can be a challenge. In this blog post, we will give you some tips on how to choose the best topwater lure for your next fishing trip.


10 Best Jack Lift in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If youre in the market for a jack lift, then youve come to the right place. In this blog post, well go over some of the best options on the market, so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you. Well cover a few different criteria, such as price, features, and durability.


China US Claimed Territory One China Policy "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION:  Chinas claimed territory??? So China can claim the entire Pacific as their territory and that means we cant enter the Pacific???
ANSWER: Whatever China claims is really irrelevant. Up until recently, we did not push the limits and China did not expand its claims. We all agreed to disagree but took no action. In this case, Beijings claim of its territorial waters in the South China Sea near the Paracel Islands does not comply with international law.
Nevertheless, the real question is what has changed? You can support war all you want, but remember, this time it will be different. The Neocons are smart. Wrap whatever they do in the American flag and people will die for their claims as well. Wars are created by the elites, not the common people. We also need to examine who is doing what for whatever you thought you were creating for your future and that of your family will exist no more. Everything is changing.
You must understand the language of diplomacy. It may seem irrelevant but it is very critical. The point is that we seem to be deliberately provoking confrontation which is strange and we are abandoning the statement on the One China Policy which has actually protected Taiwan. Before the Neocons seized the White House, there was...


10 Best Electric Vacuum in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Are you looking for an electric vacuum? If so, you have come to the right place. In this blog post, we will share with you the best electric vacuum. We will also provide a buying guide to help you choose the right one for your needs.

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Sunday, 26 March


10 Best Golf Towel in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Golf towels are an essential part of any golfers kit. They not only keep your clubs clean but also help to keep your hands dry and grip firm. There are many different golf towels on the market, so how do you choose the best one for you? Here are our top picks for the best golf towels.


10 Best Bathroom Stand in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

We all know how important it is to keep our bathrooms clean and tidy. But what about the products we use to clean our bathrooms? Do we really need all those different sprays and solutions? And what about the toilet brush? Isnt that just a bit unhygienic? The good news is that there is an alternative to all those different cleaning products and its called the bathroom stand. The bathroom stand is a simple, effective way to clean your bathroom without any harsh chemicals. Its also much more hygienic than a toilet brush. So, if youre looking for the best way to keep your bathroom clean, check out the bathroom stand. You wont be disappointed.


Empowerment Over Fear: Bitcoin, Home Birth And Responsible Sovereignty "IndyWatch Feed National"

I've gained a lot of sovereignty through Bitcoin, and I'm equally grateful that my partner has done the same by choosing home birth.

This is an opinion editorial by Conor Chepenik, an organizer for the Mass Adoption Bitcoin meetup and the father of a child who was born at home.

When my partner initially mentioned a home birth for our first child, I didnt give it much thought. As a man, I had limited knowledge of what childbirth entailed. For my whole life, it seemed like common knowledge that giving birth in the hospital is just what you do because its safe. Luckily, my partner didnt trust common knowledge, she went and verified for herself.

Did you know that in 2021, cesarean deliveries accounted for 32.1% of live births in the United States? I was taken aback when I learned that. One third of women were not having natural births in one of the wealthiest countries in the world?

I also learned that inducing women early is common practice in a hospital. It is usually done when there is a concern for the mother's or baby's health, but elective labor induction is also often performed for convenience. Labor induction carries various risks, including failed induction, low fetal heart rate, infection, uterine rupture and increased bleeding after delivery.

Furthermore, epidurals containing fentanyl have been known to cause difficulties in babies latching on to their mothers breasts. This is not meant to bash on hospitals. Its to point out that women's bodies have been able to birth babies long before humans created hospitals.

At first, a home birth seemed like a neat idea to me because it would mean that I got to watch my child enter this world from the comfort of my living room. But after learning about these statistics, my mindset quickly shifted to home birthing being not just interesting, but our best option.

Now, you might be wondering why an essay in Bitcoin Magazine is discussing childbirth. The answer is simple: Bitcoin, like home birth, is rooted in the idea of trusting oneself and ones own abilities. Bitcoin is a decentralized, digital currency that enables secure and private transactions without...


10 Best Pliers in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If youre looking for the best pliers for your needs, youve come to the right place. In this blog post, well discuss the different types of pliers and what makes them the best in their respective categories. Well also provide a few tips on how to choose the right pair of pliers for your specific needs.


10 Best Corection Tape in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Are you looking for the best corection tape? Well, youve come to the right place! In this blog post, well be discussing the best corection tape on the market today. Well also be giving you a few tips on how to choose the right corection tape for your needs. So without further ado, lets get started!



Renewal & Integration "IndyWatch Feed National"


From New Dawn Special Issue Vol 16 No 4 (Aug 2022)

We should be cautious of prophecies that claim we are on a path of infinite political progress or infinite economic growth or, conversely, heade...


Major Geopolitical Changes Now Underway "IndyWatch Feed National"


From New Dawn Special Issue Vol 16 No 4 (Aug 2022)

The following was one of the final pieces written by the late Australian geopolitical analyst James ONeill. For several years, James had been writing on these matters for New Dawn. Today we are witnessing the beginning of the new multipolar world.

The annual meeting of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (STIEF) was held in June 2022. As usual, it received very little coverage in the Western mainstream media, which prefers to ignore developments in Russia or, if it mentions t...


The Outsider in the Twenty-First Century "IndyWatch Feed National"


From New Dawn 189 (Nov-Dec 2021)

In his debut book, The Outsider, the twenty-four-year-old British existentialist Colin Wilson (19312013) made his first attempt at analysing a character he felt was peculiar to our age, or at least to that of the mid-twentieth century, when the book appeared. 

In the midst of the buttoned-down, conforming 1950s, published in the same year as Allen Ginsbergs Howl (1956)and a year before Kerouacs On the Road (1957), Wilsons inquiry into the nature of the sickness of mankind in t...


Exploring the ShamanismAlien Abduction Connection Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed National"


From New Dawn 188 (Sept-Oct 2021)

Baldwin Spencer and Frank Gillen, in their book, The Northern Tribes of Central Australia...


10 Best Bulldozer Toy in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Looking for the best bulldozer toy? Look no further! This blog will provide you with all the information you need to choose the perfect bulldozer toy for your child. We will discuss the different features of bulldozer toys and what to look for when making your purchase. We will also provide a few recommendations of our favorite bulldozer toys on the market. So if youre ready to find the perfect bulldozer toy for your little one, read on!.


10 Best Remote Control Train in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you are a model train enthusiast, or just looking for a unique gift for someone, then you may be wondering what the best remote control train is. There are many different types and brands of remote control trains, so it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the best remote control trains on the market, to help you make a decision.


Tin Foil HatWear It Proudly "IndyWatch Feed National"

Michael Hoffman March 24, 2023

Directed-energy technology is the perfect covert weapon. It leaves no fingerprints and is non-attributable. For decades alternative researchers, activists and scientists sounded the alarm and some even resorted to the use of tin foil, placing it in the windows of their homes or fashioning head gear from it to protect themselves from the perceived threat. It may have been an inchoate action but at least it recognized there was a threat.

Those so engaged are taunted and jeered by the people who know better and who talk down to usthe corporate media and Hollywoods tastemakers and trend setters. The image of the tin foil hat has become a trope in American culture, a signature device for indicating who among us is a supposedly rational, intelligent human and who is a moronic paranoid, or so the Cryptocracy wants us to believe.

We acknowledge that satire and caricature are legitimate tools when reason and evidence have proved unable to dislodge superstition, logical fallacies or prejudice.

However, in some circumstances radically original ideas and pioneering research which undercut prevailing mythologies are mocked by partisans who have no cogent answers and no way of effectively defeating ideas and research they fear and detest.

There certainly are bamboozled people on both sides of the political spectrum whose naivet and/or confirmation bias are so intense and self-deluding online that they comprise what we have described as the Internet fever swamp.

One of our columns is titled The Right-wing fever swamp, which is an accurate profile of people who scour the Internet solely to obtain material they can use to buttress their biases and who have no real interest in the pursuit of the truth wherever it may lead, which is the main means by which knowledge is advanced.

In the case of the corporate media, whose job it is to suppress that which contradicts the dogma of the ruling class, scorn is employed to limit debate and suppress dissenting evidence before it can receive a fair hearing in the public square. These suppression tactics limit the advancement of knowledge and entrench the ruling class monopoly over information.

One category of lesser humans who the corporate media and entertainment conglomerate condition us to believe are deserving of our sneers and contempt, are Americans who espouse non-conformist views, disseminate dissenting information or ask heretical questions at variance with heavily propagated Establishment beliefs. These people are often said to metaphorically wear a tin-foil hat.

The tin-foil sneer is used to belittle or discredit those who hold beliefs that are outside an alleged consensus which in actuality has often been manufactured by notoriously....


Vandal Matt Kean screws the Liberal Party then runs away "IndyWatch Feed National"

"Spend more time with the family" excuse is code for "I will use my spare time to undermine a nearby Federal Member of Parliament so I can get his seat". Snake Kean destroyed the Liberal Party's reputation in NSW to the point that he was among the top reasons people...


Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00002 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 4.15 AUD


Is Dutch Provincial Election a Victory for Farming Community or the Globalists? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dutch farmers and Michael Yon

by Joachim Hagopian

If you want to know where the United States is fast-headed in record time, just look at the abysmal state that Europe currently finds itself in. Potential world war spreading beyond Ukraines border, severe supply chain energy and food shortages, deindustrialization, record-high cost of living spikes, runaway inflation and imminent economic collapse, starting with the impending fall of teetering...


This is quite funny - but also a great insight into the real Ray Hadley "IndyWatch Feed National"

As anyone whos worked with him will attest, this might be a send up but it give you chills when you know the reality. Like this.


"IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica" "IndyWatch Feed National"

Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (3/25/23).
As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth is, or claiming they have the answer, is likely leading you astray, for one reason or another. Stay Vigilant.

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I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State with | Course Hero
(5) Mashy Cat on Twitter: "@SquirrelEstuff @TLAVagabond I always quote that from Washington. Good stuff. Thomas Jefferson warned us about central banks and here are as well. So much for respecting the founding fathers" / Twitter
To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. by Theodore Roosevelt
(20) LastAmericanVagabond on Twitter: "US government: #COVIDIllusion #VanillaISIS #BankingCrisis #OhioTrainDisaster #JoeBiden #WokePolitics #TwoPartyIllusion" / Twitter
(20) LastAmericanVagabond on Twitter: "Logic wins out, in this circumstance, for now. But the Feminist account is angry about it. Amazing that this has swung so far around that now feminism (at least as this account sees it) is fighting for men to compete against women. #HumanRightsAreHumanRights" / Twitter
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(20) Lady Jane Simkins on Twitter: "@TLAVagabond @nerobert94 @falasteen47 Strange that the US isn't being castigated by the world for invading Syria and using mass bombing as a "retaliation". Funny that." / Twitter
US base in Syria attacked by Iranian prox...


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed National"

Serbian President Calls on NATO to Answer for 1999 Bombing of Yugoslavia

Aleksandar Vucic stated that the Republic will forget about the NATO aggression only when all the Serbs are exterminated

Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic Russian Foreign Ministry/TASS

BELGRADE, March 25. /TASS/. NATO should answer for the aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said, speaking at commemorative events marking the 24th anniversary of NATO aggression against Yugoslavia.

"It's been 24 years since you tore our territory apart, killed 79 children, 2,500 citizens, not only civilians, but also soldiers and policemen. Who are you to kill our soldiers and policemen on your own territory and in your own country? Where did you get the right to kill our soldiers and our policemen? Who gave you this right?" the head of state said.

"You did not prevent any humanitarian disaster. You have armed rebel groups in one free and sovereign country, which did not set foot on the territory of another country," Vucic pointed out.

The Serbian president also stated that the Republic will forget about the NATO aggression in 1999 only when all the Serbs are exterminated.

Serbia commemorates the 24th anniversary of NATO's aggression against Yugoslavia. This year's central commemorative event takes place in Sombor, where the first bomb fell in 1999 and the first Serbian citizen died. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, the president of Republika Srpska, Serbian Patriarch Porfirije and thousands of citizens were participants in the rally and spectators of the theatrical performance in Sombor.

NATO's aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia began on March 24, 1999 and lasted 78 days. The main reason for the NATO offensive operation Allied Force was to prevent the genocide of the Albanian population in Kosovo. According to NATO, during the operation, the aviation of NATO countries has made 38,000 military flights, with over 10,000 of them aimed at delivering bombs.

According to Serbian information, as a result of the bombing, 3,500 to 4,00...


Dammit, Richard "IndyWatch Feed National"

So much wrong.

Transcript below the fold.

This is a sad, disappointing video for me. Once again, Richard Dawkins screws up in a television interview, this time with Piers Morgan. His first mistake was appearing on a program with that loutish oaf and pandering to a lot of conservative nonsense without reservation. Morgan is a Catholic of the stupid flavor, and argues with him that a failure of evolution is that no human brain can explain what nothing is, and it all goes downhill from there. I could dwell on the idiocy of much of the conversation, in which Id mainly take Dawkins side, but I wont I think Dawkins should have just walked out on the persistent fool in the first five minutes. I would have.

Then they started on sex. Ill focus on one thing.

[clip: As a biologist, there are two sexes, and thats all there is to it.]

Thats not true. Theres a lot more to it. But I can understand why he said it.

Dawkins reputation is as an eloquent science popularizer, but what he has been popularizing is a strongly reductionist view of biology, favoring a gene-centric perspective that was developed by Hamilton, Trivers, Williams, and Maynard Smith. Its a valid and useful perspective that has been successful in answering questions about evolution. Dawkins gives a great example of this view in the interview when he tries to explain lifes origin.

[clip: replicators]

Hes not wrong. My objection is with that phrase, thats all there is to it. Its a gross oversimplification of both evolution and sex. He has to know that, and if he were pinned down on that phrase something Piers Morgan is ill-equipped to do hed probably squirm uncomfortably and admit that it is a simplification, but a useful one. Id add that it may be useful, but its also incomplete and lazy.

For example: there are two sexes, and thats all there is to it. I can see where hes coming from, thats a common view among many TERFs/Gender Criticals who think its a slam dunk argument to say that there are only two kinds of gametes, eggs and sperm, and therefore there can only be two kinds of sexes. My problem with that is that its incomplete. We are not sperm and eggs. We are not simply gametes, or even meat robots bumbling about with a small package of sperm or eggs, even if that is a metaphor Ive heard scientists use.

As a developmental biologist, the idea that there are only two sexes because there a...


Rupert Murdoch faces jail for threatening employee to lie under oath in $1.6 billion Dominion defamation case "IndyWatch Feed National"

Abby Grossberg who works for Rupert Murdochs Fox News in the US has filed 2 proceedings against Fox, one in Delaware and one in New York, claiming Foxs legal team coerced, intimidated, []


Australian deep state 'DE-BANKS' citizen journalist "IndyWatch Feed National"

What's happened to Maria Zee is a sign of what's in store for all of us. In Soviet Russia and Maoist China, communism was a government affair. If you were reported by a colleague or family member as expressing beliefs contrary to the ideology of the state, or complaining about the lack of potatoes in the shops, you would be hauled in for questioning. Generally, you were a goner unless you dobbed in someone else for real or imaginary crimes against the Party, or turned informant. Files released after the fall of the Berlin Wall showed one in six East Germans were informants on their family, friends and neighbours. Just as we didn't get class Marxism but instead identity Marxism in the West, we haven't got government communism, either. Not in the same way as the Eurasian nations had it last century. The protections for citizens' rights in liberal democratic states proved too strong. Instead, in the West, communism got privatised. The Marxists evolved, like a virus; they put on suits...


Old and busted: Leute laden ihre private keys bei Github ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

Old and busted: Leute laden ihre private keys bei Github hoch.

New hotness: Github ldt ihren private key bei Github hoch!

Einmal mit Profis arbeiten!

Update: Das ist besonders lustig, weil Github ihren Usern seit geraumer Zeit einen Service reindrckt, der bei Checkins guckt, ob irgendwas wie ein private key aussieht, und dann das Checkin abbricht. Ja, so hufig ist das anderen Leuten passiert, dass sie dafr einen Service gebaut haben, der das verhindern soll. Und trotzdem schaffen sie es, selber ihren private key hochzuladen.

Das muss dieser Fachkrftemangel sein, von dem man immer hrt.


10 Best Tracing Paper Rolls in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If youre an artist, chances are youve used tracing paper at some point. Tracing paper is a semi-transparent paper used for tracing images and drawings. Its also great for sketching and drawing because its easy to see through and doesnt smudge. But with so many different types of tracing paper out there, how do you know which one is the best? Heres a list of the best tracing paper rolls, perfect for any artist or crafter.


10 Best Lenscap in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

When it comes to lenscaps, there are a lot of options out there. But which one is the best? In this blog post, well take a look at the different types of lenscaps and find out which one is the best for your needs.


10 Best Camera Lens Protector in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you are a photographer, then you know how important it is to protect your camera lens. A camera lens protector is a must-have accessory for any photographer. There are many different types of camera lens protectors available on the market, so how do you know which one is the best for your needs? In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the best camera lens protectors available, so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you.


10 Best Sun Catcher Kit in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

A sun catcher is a device that is used to reflect sunlight into a particular area. Sun catchers are often used in gardens and patios to provide light for plants and flowers. They can also be used to provide light in a room or office. Sun catchers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they can be made from different materials such as glass, metal, or plastic.


Massive Aurora Australis solar storm seen over Tasmania, Australia and New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed National"

Naked eye aurora australis visible from Franklin, Tasmania on the night of 23/3/2023. All the colours visible in this footage were visible to the naked eye, which is extremely rare for Aurora. This is easily the biggest and brightest aurora display I've seen in the 23 years I have been chasing aurora. It doesn't get much better than this from Australia. Aurora gets such a bad wrap for being colourless, but once it got bright enough the colour receptors in my eyes suddenly switched on. It was like upgrading from a B&W TV to full HD.


10 Best Compression Sacks in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

A compression sack is an essential item for any backpacker, hiker, or camper. They are great for reducing the volume of your sleeping bag, clothes, and other gear. This can free up space in your pack, and make it easier to carry everything you need. In this blog post, we will discuss the best compression sacks on the market. We will compare and contrast different features to help you choose the perfect one for your needs.


10 Best Draught Excluder in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

A draught excluder is a product used to prevent draughts from entering a room or building. Draught excluders can be used around doors, windows, fireplace openings, and any other place where there is a potential for draughts. There are many different types of draught excluders available on the market, so it is important to choose one that is best suited for your needs.


10 Best Packs Of Water Bottles in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

A water bottle is a container that is used to hold water, liquids or other beverages for consumption. Water bottles are made of a variety of materials such as plastic, glass, metal and aluminum. The best packs of water bottles will vary depending on the individuals needs and preferences. Some factors to consider when choosing the best pack of water bottles include: size, material, style and price.

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Saturday, 25 March


Are Rads Escalating? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Q: Are Rads escalating? Thats Deadly Gamma Radiation to you and me. That is a tricky question to answer. The Rad plays a big part in lowering the average age of death of Americans. The Rads especially target unborn babies and little infants. The Rad is especially vicious; always has been; always will be. Nothing []


AUKUS, the Australian Labor Party, and Growing Dissent "IndyWatch Feed National"

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10 Best Hair Straightening Heat Protection Spray in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If youre looking for the best hair straightening heat protection spray, youve come to the right place. In this blog post, well be discussing the top five heat protection sprays for straightening your hair. Well also be giving our top pick for the best overall heat protection spray.


Sneaky AiG "IndyWatch Feed National"

Part of the money-making strategy at Answers in Genesis is to constantly promote how popular they are in a never ending cycle of self-fulfilling prophecy. One of the recent lies has been that they bring in so many tourists that hotel chains are building new places near the Ark Park to meet the booming demand.

It is true that the country contains many yokels who like to vacation in a boring wooden box that reassures them that their interpretation of the Bible is true, but its not exactly a growth industry. Theyve had to constantly misrepresent their popularity to get support from state and local government, and wouldnt you know it, hotels arent springing up all around the place. Ken Ham has been bragging about one new hotel in the neighborhood, but surprise surprise, it isnt in response to demand AiG is spending its own money to have it built. Gotta spend money to make money, you know. If that involves building a whole Potemkin village to make themselves look popular, thats what theyll do.

Ken Ham is being quiet that Answers in Genesis (AIG) owns part, or perhaps all, of the new Hampton Inn that just opened adjacent to the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. Moreover, he is trying to make it look as if the supposed success of the Ark Park has brought the new hotel to the region. Information below shows that AIG shares a high-level employee with the new hotel, and the LLC that owns the hotel shares a Post Office box with AIG.

AiG is perfectly within its rights to use its own money to build a hotel to serve its little attraction, but it does bring into question the purpose of all those tax subsidies it has received, and I also wonder why they are so desperate to hide their role.

Fabulous new housing development going up in Wiliamstown, Kentucky!


10 Best Dinner Forks in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

When it comes to choosing the best dinner fork, there are many factors to consider. The material the fork is made from, the design, and the price all play a role in finding the perfect option for your needs. In this blog post, we will explore some of the best dinner forks on the market, so you can make an informed decision when it comes time to purchase.


Notorious Australian neo-Nazi joins Ukrainian forces to fight Russia - media "IndyWatch Feed National"

Canberra had tried but failed to prevent the violent criminal with deep extremist ties from traveling, local media has reported. Daniel Newman, a far-right extremist and a violent criminal, has flown from Australia to Ukraine to join the fight against Russian troops, Australia's Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) newspaper reported on Thursday, citing its sources. The development coincides with efforts by Canberra to prevent violent extremists from traveling to the war-torn country to gain combat experience, SMH said. Newman first traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and then to Europe in February, before arriving in Ukraine this month, the report claims, adding that the man had supposedly told his associates he was planning to take up arms against Russian forces.


Ukraine war planned for the Great Reset? "IndyWatch Feed National"

kla.TV March 24, 2023

February 24th marked the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops. One year of war and no end in sight! wrote, The Kremlin had a lightning bolt victory in mind when it attacked Ukraine a year ago. Twelve months later, there is a stalemate between Kiev and Moscow Neither Moscow nor Kiev is willing to negotiate on the basis of the status quo. Well, a blitzkrieg was supposedly planned but there has now been more than a year of war. More and more people in Europe, but also in the Ukraine itself, are asking the question, Is Russia really not capable of achieving a military victory?

If, however, you compare the military strength of Russia and the Ukraine in 2022, the Russian army should be far superior.


Are there ultimately other goals behind this war than Moscow is ostensibly communicating? Could it therefore even be a matter of design that there is no end in sight? This program tries to find possible answers to these questions.

First of all, we have to look at the motives and intentions Moscow put forward for the war. Purported motives for the war:

  1. Eastward expansion of NATO and the threat of the Ukraines entry into NATO
  2. Aid to the Donbass Peoples Republics
  3. Denazification of the Ukraine.

The eastward expansion of NATO, as Putin calls it, right up to Russias borders has taken place in five steps since 1999. Other candidates would include Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan and the Ukraine. That this does not please Russia is hard to deny.

The conflict in the eastern Ukraine, which has been ongoing since 2014, had by the end of 2018 alone cost the lives of 13,000 people, including some 3,300 civilians, according to UN figures. Attacks by Ukrainian troops on the population in the Donbass increased dramatically from mid-February 2022, before Russian troops had entered the country. OSCE neutral observers counted up to 1,400 explosions per day from February 17, 2022. 100,000 civilians were reportedly evacuated to the interior or to Russia for protection. The Azov Regiment is a volunteer battalion that became part of the National Guard of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Ukraine in 2014. According to Wikipedia, the unit is controversial because of links to far-right groups and Nazi symbolism.

Taking stock after one year

After one year of war, we are now taking stock of the extent to which Russia has pursued or achieved its stated goals.

A group discussion on the Internet portal NuoViso with Billy Six provides some pointers on this. Billy Six is...


AUKUS These are the horrors "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Instead of humiliatingly accepting the smirking American we neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons visiting your country, the Albanese government could reassert a little of our lost sovereignty by stating up front, no nuclear weapons never.

The AUKUS submarines will not be here to defend Australia, but only to attack China in a subordinate role with the American forces.

Pearls and Irritations, By Richard Tanter, Mar 24, 2023

AUKUS. This is a horror for which I now fear for the lives of my children and their children. Every time a Labor member of parliament or senator puts foot outside their office to appear in public, turns up at a public meeting, we need to ask them: why have you betrayed us? Why have you allowed this to happen? What are you going to do?

Transcript of a speech at the Anti-AUKUS Rally, Naarm, State Library of Victoria lawn, 18 March 2023.

These are horrors.

This is a horror for which I now fear for the lives of my children and their children.

This is now changing the direction of Australia for the next forty or fifty years.

We have never seen anything like this in peacetime Australia. At any stage.

This must not stand.

But its with the suite of profound horrors that we must start with.

The horrors of AUKUS


AUKUS These are the horrors "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Instead of humiliatingly accepting the smirking American we neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons visiting your country, the Albanese government could reassert a little of our lost sovereignty by stating up front, no nuclear weapons never.

The AUKUS submarines will not be here to defend Australia, but only to attack China in a subordinate role with the American forces.

Pearls and Irritations, By Richard Tanter, Mar 24, 2023

AUKUS. This is a horror for which I now fear for the lives of my children and their children. Every time a Labor member of parliament or senator puts foot outside their office to appear in public, turns up at a public meeting, we need to ask them: why have you betrayed us? Why have you allowed this to happen? What are you going to do?

Transcript of a speech at the Anti-AUKUS Rally, Naarm, State Library of Victoria lawn, 18 March 2023.

These are horrors.

This is a horror for which I now fear for the lives of my children and their children.

This is now changing the direction of Australia for the next forty or fifty years.

We have never seen anything like this in peacetime Australia. At any stage.

This must not stand.

But its with the suite of profound horrors that we must start with.

The horrors of AUKUS



Judy Woods 9-11 Thesis and How We Can Deal with Our Treason "IndyWatch Feed National"

Photo: front cover of the book Where Did the Towers Go?

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

Judy Woods 20006 book Where Did the Towers Go? is a masterpiece. I am only up to page 78 so far. Dr Wood (PhD in mechanical engineering) easily disproves the claim that the collapse of WTC twin towers was caused by fire, as is ludicrously touted by the NIST (thats the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, within the US Commerce Department).

But she has also destroyed the theory of controlled demolition, the pancaking of the 110 floors of the tower. She presents instead an explanation based on directed energy, a la Nicola Teslas work which has been hidden from the public.

I find it annoying that Dr Wood gets hostile when people refer to her work as theory or opinion. She says she only collects empiric...


Black and white world "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Watching hunting and hovering kites is a wonderful pastime.

This adult Black-shouldered Kite left its perch in an old Buloke to hover, I think for mice. No success in this short interlude but going on the numbers at home I certainly appreciate its efforts.


Adult Black-shouldered Kite, Moolort Plains, 22nd March 2023



Hospital admissions double and its got to be down to the vaccines "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Guy Hatchard | TCW Defending Freedom | March 24, 2023

Data from the New Zealand Ministry of Health has revealed a massive 103 per cent increase in hospitalisations among 12 disease categories measured in 2021 following the mRNA rollout. This calls into serious question the safety of medical interventions such as mRNA vaccines which penetrate the cell wall and re-program activity in the cell cytoplasm.

NZ had very few cases of Covid in 2021 due to draconian restrictions. Therefore the only reasonable cause of the disease increase is mRNA vaccination.

There were 38,178 extra hospitalisations in 2021 across the 12 categories compared with 2019 figures. The Ministry of Health tracks 37 disease categories, and figures for the remaining 25, including cancer, have not yet been released. These figures alone mean that New Zealanders had greater than a 1 in 90 chance of hospitalisation within one year of Covid vaccination. You can read a longer discussion of the figures here.

Similar disastrous figures have surfaced in official data from Western Australia (greater than 1 in 100 chance of serious injury).

Last week in the UK, MP Andrew Bridgen again attempted to captu...


CHD Responds to Significant Increase in Autism Prevalence: 1 in 36 Children "IndyWatch Feed National"

Press Statement

For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, reporting 1 in 36 (2.8%) 8-year-old children 4% of boys and 1% of girls have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), based on an analysis of data from 2020. Since the CDC began collecting data, prevalence estimates have skyrocketed from 1 in 150 in 2000 to todays estimate of 1 in 36 children.

In response to the CDCs announcement, Childrens Health Defense (CHD) Chairman and Chief Litigation Counsel Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. said:

Its clear why CDC steadfastly refuses to investigate the cause of the exploding Autism epidemic, a national cataclysm that dwarfs the devastating impacts from COVID-19: The principal culprits are regulatory capture and poorly tested vaccines.

President and General Counsel Mary Holland said:

These new data that 4% of boys and 1% of girls at age 8 have an autism spectrum disorder are a profound indictment of the CDC. It is willful blindness to knowingly and intentionally look away from the true causes of autism for over twenty years during which time the rates have risen above 300% is nothing short of criminal. The country and the world desperately need new leadership to defend childrens health.

Brian Hooker, Ph.D., chief scientific officer for CHD said:

The CDC gives no rationale for the shocking increase in the incidence of autism in children in the U.S. except for better diagnosing and better access to services. We know that this is ludicrous, especially given the higher incidences of autism seen in underserved minority children and the alarming rate of autism with intellectual disability in Black children. Its time for real answers as to what is driving this ever-increasing epidemic.

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Childrens Health Defense is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to end childhood health epidemics by working aggressively to eliminate harmful exposures, hold those responsible accountable and establish safeguards to prevent future harm. For more information or to donate to CHD, visit

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Covid, imaginary pandemic of the brainwashed "IndyWatch Feed National"

By James Delingpole | TCW Defending Freedom | March 24, 2023

Tell me about your personal experiences of Covid 19. Actually, wait, dont. I think I may have heard it already, about a million times. You lost all sense of smell or taste and just how weird was that? It floored you for days. It gave you a funny dry cough, the dryness and ticklishness of which was unprecedented in your entire coughing career. Youve had flu a couple of times and, boy, when youve got real flu do you know it. But this definitely wasnt flu. It was so completely different from anything youve ever known, why you wouldnt be surprised to learn that it had been bioengineered in a lab with all manner of spike proteins and gain-of-function additives, perhaps even up to and including fragments of the Aids virus . . .

Yeah, right. Forgive me for treading on the sacred, personal domain of your lived experience. But might I cautiously suggest that none of what you went through necessarily validates lab-leak theory. Rather what it may demonstrate is the power of susceptibility, brainwashing and an overactive imagination. You lived we all did through a two-year period in which health-suffering anecdotes became valuable currency. Whereas in the years before the pandemic, no one had been much interested in the gory details of your nasty cold, suddenly everyone wanted to compare notes to see whether theyd had it as bad as you or, preferably, for the sake of oneupmanship, even worse. This in turn created a self-reinforcing mechanism of Covid panic escalation: the more everyone talked about it, the more inconvertible the pandemic became.

Meanwhile, in the real world, hard evidence as opposed to anecdotal evidence for this pandemic remained stubbornly non-existent. The clincher for me was a landmark article published in January 2021 by Simon Elmer at his website Architects For Social Housing. It was titled Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: Manufacturing the Crisis.

In it Elmer asked the question every journalist should have asked but which almost none did: is this pandemic really as serious as all the experts, and government ministers and media outlets and medics are telling us it is? The answer was a very obvious No. As the Office for National Statistics data cited by Elmer clearly showed, 2020 Year Zero for supposedly the biggest public health threat since Spanish Flu a century earlier was one of the milder years for death in the lives of most people.

Lets be clear about this point, because something you often hear people on the sceptical side of the argument say is, Of course, no one is suggesting that Covid didnt cause a horrific number of deaths. But thats exactly what they should be suggesting:...


Are taxpayers still funding Rudd's obsessive pursuit of Rupert Murdoch and other pet projects? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thank you Seeker of Truth who reports: As we know, Rudd is Ambassador to the US which is a very well paid job. He has been gagged by the Albanese government on talking on other matters (domestic politics) except those that relate to his Ambassadorial duties. He has resigned from...


Warren Mundine - Albanese's so-called Voice a dangerous con-job "IndyWatch Feed National"


Oldest evidence of a meteor collision with Earth discovered in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Scientists in Australia have unearthed 3.48 billion-year-old rock fragments that may be the earliest evidence of a meteorite crashing into Earth. The fragments, known as spherules, may have formed when the meteor slammed into the ground, spraying melted rock into the air. This melted rock then cooled and hardened into pinhead-size beads that became buried over the eons. Researchers presented this discovery, which has not been peer-reviewed, at the 54th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas last week. In a summary of their results , the scientists concluded that the spherules, which they drilled up from a group of volcanic and sedimentary rocks called the Dresser Formation of the Pilbara Craton in Western Australia, are "the oldest evidence of a potential bolide impact in the geologic record of Earth." (A bolide is a large meteor that explodes in the atmosphere while falling to Earth.)


Child Labor Is on the Rise in the Land of the Free "IndyWatch Feed National"


Child Labor Is on the Rise as Republicans See an Answer to Labor Shortages

Anti-immigrant policies and spiraling rates of poverty are driving thousands of children into the U.S. labor market.


Green Dictatorship? Netherlands Politicians Answering to the EU instead of Voters "IndyWatch Feed National"

The EU sees no reason to allow the Netherlands to change course, despite a resounding rejection of EU agriculture policies during recent elections.


On NOT joining the dots "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Out of the blue, this video of someone Id never heard of before came up on my feed. It sure looked interesting, and by the time I was half way through, I thought, this guy is on the money, hes even on Simons page! But I was wrong.. How anyone smart enough to show the best explanation of climate change and its repercussion on the food supply Ive ever seen could not know about peak oil is really amazing

Adam Simon is an associate professor of mineral resources with the University of Michigans Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. When you google him with oil or peak oil as search terms, you get nothing. Bizarre

Hes also wrong about American mining safety.

And as I suspected, hes also wrong about renewable energy being cheaper. Everywhere I have looked, the deeper the penetration of renewable energy, the costlier electricity is, and Texas is no exception.


UNESCOs World Heritage sites: central Victorian gold rush. "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Mining Exchange Ballarat, 1888 (top image)

Mining Exchange, Bendigo, 1872 (image below)

There are wide criteria for listing by UNESCOs World Heritage Convention, from a masterpiece of human genius to exhibiting an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological site or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history. Across the world, most are cultural listings and fewer are natural listings. There are currently 1,121 sites across the world that are officially recognised by the World Heritage Convention eg the Cornwall and West Devon mining landscape was officially designated in  2006. Only 19 UNESCO recognised sites are in Australia, including Uluru, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House and Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building.

The Central Victorian Goldfields led the world's gold production in the 1850s. This event created an exceptional cultural landscape that in turn enriched the capital city, Melbourne. And even Victorias multiculturalism came from the goldfields which were melting pots back then. So it is not surprising that local politicians and historians have long discussed putting sites across the region's Central Goldfields on the World Heritage List. Now Victorian councils are pushing for UNESCO to formally recognise the area, following a $50,000 state government investment in developing the bid.



Can we stop playing make believe? Where are the adults when it comes to Ukraine? "IndyWatch Feed National"

There are still a number of unanswered questions about the incident that downed the MQ9 Predator off the coast of Crimea on Tuesday. Let us start with the facts: The MQ9 drone was conducting an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission in international air space off the coast of Crimea. The MQ9 turned off its Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) transponder. Russian air defense systems were tracking the drone. Russian jet fighters were scrambled to intercept the drone. The United States and NATO have been flying drones along the Crimea coast for more than a year. The drone was brought down without a shot being fired by the Russian combat jet fighters. So far the United States and Russian military are sticking with the same story i.e, one of the planes clipped the drone's propeller accidentally, which cause the drone to crash. We are in full blown Kabuki theater. The United States insists this drone was harmless, just minding its own business, when an incompetent...


3 Reasons Californias Drought Isnt Really Over, Despite All the Rain "IndyWatch Feed National"

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3 Reasons Californias Drought Isnt Really Over, Despite All the Rain (Maria)

The author writes, Ask a water expert if Californias drought is finally done, and the answers sound something like this: Yes and no. Kind of. Depends what you mean by drought. The state has been deluged by storms this winter, hit by 12 atmospheric rivers that have led to evacuation orders, rising rivers and broken levees. But in California, water shortages arent just due to a lack of rain, and the states chronic water problems are far from over.


Trump Asked Supporters to Take to the Streets. This Was the Sad Result. (Russ)

From The New Republic: Lets get you caught up on the pageantry of waiting outside a courthouse in New York City for Donald Trump to get arrested. There are police barricades. There are policemen. What there havent been, to speak of, are the protesters that Trump summoned to this spot there are perhaps two at this point, though its hard to tell for sure. There are no Trump flags here, no signs, no bombastic speeches about God and country and freedom.


Oklahoma Supreme Court Finds Limited Right to Abortion in State Constitution (Dana)

From The Oklahoman: The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the state constitution includes an inherent right of a pregnant woman to terminate a pregnancy when necessary to save her life. The court struck down one law passed by the Legislature to criminalize abortions but left another in place and took no position on the broader question of whether there is a right to elective abor......


As oceans warm, temperate reef species edge closer to extinction, study shows "IndyWatch Feed National"

Marine heat waves have led to widespread population declines of Australian shallow reef species, particularly those associated with temperate reefs, new research suggests. In a new study published in Nature, scientists draw on extensive reef survey data to assess population trends of 1,057 common shallow reef species, including fish, corals, seaweeds and invertebrates. They found that populations of 57% of these species declined between 2008 and 2021. Moreover, 28% of these surveyed species experienced declines of more than 30%, which would qualify them as threatened with extinction if assessed according to IUCN Red List criteria, the authors say. For instance, the study found that the weedy seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus), a fish endemic to southern Australia, decreased by 59% from 2011 to 2021. According to the study, most of these declines happened after warming events, specifically when the water temperature rose by more than about 0.5 Celsius (0.9 Fahrenheit) above 2008 levels. Conversely, warming that didnt exceed 0.5C led to an increase in some species. In this paper, we detected a 0.5-degree threshold over which we really saw significant biodiversity change, Amanda Bates, study co-author and marine ecologist at the University of Victoria, tells Mongabay. I analyzed some of the data sets from Tasmania, and I know there was significant change in those locations. But I think what was special about this analysis is it allowed us to test for relative change across all of Australia, including Tasmania. So that allowed us to compare the relative shifts that are happening across thisThis article was originally published on Mongabay


Who Has Right on Their Side? "IndyWatch Feed National"

In Henrik Ibsens An Enemy of the People, the character Dr. Stockmann says:

The majority never has right on its side. Never I say! That is one of those social lies against which an independent, intelligent man must wage war. Who is it that constitute the majority of the population in a country? Is it the clever folk or the stupid? I dont imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over. But, good Lord!you can never pretend that it is right that the stupid folk should govern the clever ones! [the crowd cries out] Oh yesyou can shout me down, I know! But you cannot answer me. The majority has might on its side-unfortunately; but right it has not. I am in the rightI and a few other scattered individuals. The minority is always in the right.

The post Who Has Right on Their Side? first appeared on Dissident Voice.


Congresswoman demands answers over DC childrens hospital Youth Pride Clinics life-altering gender procedures "IndyWatch Feed National"

Its about time. Theres much work to do to start protecting children from a dangerous element of the trans community that has mutated into a cult, and is now inflicting grooming and mutilation upon children, allegedly without parental consent. BREAKING EXCLUSIVE REPORT .@ChildrensNatl admits in damning audio recording that they do gender affirming hysterectomies on []


10 Best Serving Trolley in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you are looking for a serving trolley that is both practical and stylish, then you have come to the right place. In this blog post, we will be taking a look at some of the best serving trolleys on the market, so that you can find the perfect one for your home. We will be considering a range of factors including price, features, and design.


10 Best Washing On Line in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

When it comes to washing clothes, there are a lot of different methods that can be used. some people prefer to hand wash their clothes, while others prefer to use a washing machine. There are also a lot of different detergents and fabric softeners that can be used in order to get the best results. However, not all of these products are created equal. In order to find the best washing detergent for your needs, it is important to read reviews and compare products.

Friday, 24 March


How do Americans define wealth? The answer may surprise you "IndyWatch Feed National"

In an exclusive Fast Company-Harris Poll, few people equated wealth with extravagance and excess. Most just want to be comfortable.

The value of a dollar continues to erode due to high inflation, and as a result, Americans budgets are getting even tighter. But even as the typical American household has seen its purchasing power and wealth erode, many people are still feeling at least somewhat wealthy, according to an exclusive Harris Poll conducted earlier this month for Fast Company.

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Fish kills leave Kenyas Lake Victoria farmers at a loss, seeking answers "IndyWatch Feed National"

KISUMU, Kenya It is a little past 5 p.m. at the lakeside city of Kisumu, in the western part of Kenya. An hour later, the sun sets over the sprawling Lake Victoria as far as the eye can see. Wisps of gray clouds are infused with the suns amber rays, which reflect off the lake in a bedazzling shimmer. The scene is captivating, but a faint stench lingers in the air. That stench, to many cage fish farmers, is a painful reminder of the extensive losses they suffered in November 2022 due to fish kills. A report commissioned by Kenyas State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy estimates that cage farmers in different sections of Lake Victoria, particularly Kisumu and Homa Bay towns, lost more than 900 million shillings ($7.2 million) to fish kills in 2022. While the scientists Mongabay speaks to attribute the fish kills to a combination of natural phenomena and climate change, the fish farmers are wary of those explanations, saying the deaths could be a result of pollution. Fish farmers in Lake Victoria mainly stock tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), which, according to scientists, are preferred due to their fast growth, resistance to disease and ability to withstand low dissolved oxygen levels. Tilapia and Nile perch (Lates niloticus) are the two most abundant fish species in the lake, and tilapia is more profitable in the local market. Two of the fish farms, Kentila Farms and Lake Aqua Limited, suffered the greatest losses: 200.4 million shillingsThis article was originally published on Mongabay


Now Open: Mt Pleasant Rd Brewers open a charming taproom in Belmont to flaunt its delicious craft brews "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Since launching their first craft beer in July 2021, brothers-in-law, homebrewers and founders Mark and Tim have taken Mount Pleasant Rd. Brewers from strength to strength, using their tremendous creative talent and long-term appreciation of beer to create a unique brand of beer worthy of elevating the Victorian craft beer experience.

With their goal to create their own independent craft beer met, the Geelong mates have taken a deep dive into a new venture, opening their very own taproom.

Taking over a quaint space at 110 Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont, just a stones throw away from where it all began, Mt Pleasant Rd Taproom is a blessing to more than just the residents of Belmont, gifting beer lovers of the region and further afield a charming new craft beer destination.

Keep up with the latest food and booze news across the region here.

Meet Mount Pleasant Brewers, the result of two Geelong mates on a mission to create their own independent craft beer

Bringing a wine bar feel and offering to the beer world, the taproom features taps with their small batch specialty beers made onsite, alongside a specially curated selection of locally-sourced independent wine and spirit producers as well as non-alcoholic options. Theres also nibbles on offer, including chips, olives, dips and sardines,

Opening Fridays through to Sundays, on tap youll find brews including the Belmont Common amber ale, the Raspberry Wheat Beer, the Tropical Eclipse Pale Ale, Bay City Neipa, and even their Dark Side of High Street Coffee Stout.

With an abundance of natural light, a pleasant atmosphere and a vibe reflective of the brands retro feel and muted, neutral colour palette symbolic to the 70s, what youll notice most from the 38-seat space is the warm, old-school hospitality from the team. The mood is jovial and relaxed, which makes for the perfect weekend experience whether you stop by for an after-work pot or while awa...


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I just love everything about it: Matt Corby launches new National Artists Mentorship Program "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Matt Corby is arguably one of Australias most recognised artists. With hits like Brother, Revolution, and No Ordinary Life, his music has been the soundtrack to many of our lives. Now hes getting into the mentorship game, starting an amazing new program alongside Wild Turkey. 

After the last few years of virtually no touring, many artists have albums and releases to hit the road with, but opportunities are scarce with 4 in 5 (81%) aspiring musicians finding it difficult to book a live gig. This bespoke music mentorship program Music 101 is set to support up-and-coming artists in the live music realm, offering aspiring artists the opportunity to learn from some of Australias best.

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

I just love everything about it, Matt notes. The engagement with younger artists and encouraging live music again is super positive. 

Theres been this huge bottleneck in the last six months of all these current artists that have made their records through COVID, and they are all trying to play shows. Its probably become quite difficult for up-and-coming artists to even have a shot at having live music experiences. 


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Supanova is Whittleseas $8M, nine-storey high zero-gravity waterslide worth the roadtrip "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

If you love waterparks and a thrill, the Supanova is the new(ish) mind-blowing intergalactic waterslide at Funfields in Whittlesea worth the trip this year.

Located about an hour from Melbournes CBD at Victorias biggest theme park (15.7-hectares), the new nine-storey-high, 250-metre-long waterslide experience is the result of $8 million and 18 months of works.

Keep up with the latest in local news and entertainment here.

The first of its kind in the world, the hybrid waterslide combines positive, zero G forces, colour effects and high-speed banking exploding into a mind-blowing 60-foot funnel. Add in a flying saucer and translucent-coloured rings and its all one hell of a ride.

We wanted to give our guests the most exhilarating waterpark experience in the world, Funfields operations manager Stephen Philp said in a statement.

And what we received back doesnt disappoint. Supanova gives the feeling of actual weightlessness with zero g-force, which generates some serious fun for between two and four guests at a time.

The actual speed at which you travel depends on the total weight of the participants, but I can guarantee that its fast.

Once youve taken on the Supanova, explore the rest of the huge park with the Volcano Beach Heated Wave pool and 3 ProSlide World Record Waterslides; Kraken Racer, Typhoon and Gravity Wave, plus heaps more.

Funfields is located at 2365 Plenty Road, Whittlesea. Tickets are free for kids under 100 centimetres. Book online.

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Werribee Open Range Zoo welcomes first Southern rhino calf born there in almost a decade "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Werribee Open Range Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a Southern white rhino calf the first rhino calf of this threatened species to born at the zoo in almost a decade. 

The birth of the calf is a major milestone for the Zoo and the conservation of Southern white rhinos in the Australasian region. Currently, they are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List with their population in decline. There is an estimated 10,080 remaining in the wild with significant threats including poaching and the illegal trading of rhino horn.  

Stay up to date with whats happening in and around the region here.

First-time mother Kipenzi [pronounced: Kip-en-zee] gave birth just before 4am on Tuesday, March 21, to a female calf who weighs just over 60 kilograms. The birth follows a 16-month pregnancy during which Kipenzi and her calfs health has been carefully monitored by Zoo veterinarians and zookeepers. 

Following the birth, keepers observed an absence of healthy bonding, with the calf not thriving as expected during the important first hours of infancy. After consultation with the zoos veterinary team, the calf was brought to the zoos vet clinic for medical checks and supplementary feeding. 

Werribee Open Range Zoo Director Dr Mark Pilgrim said the calf is being provided with around-the-clock feeds of colostrum obtained from its mother. 

The calfs health has begun to improve, and it is now in the process of being reintroduced to mum, Dr Pilgrim said.  However, it will continue to remain under veterinary care during these critical early days. 

Keepers and vets are additionally monitoring the post-birth health of Kipenzi to ensure she is being provided with the  highest quality care. This includes daily check-ups and observations via remote installed cameras. 

The arrival of this precious calf is an important achievement in the fight to save the species from extinction, and we  are excited that visitors will be able to view the pair once we have navigated these typically high-risk early days following  the birth, Dr Pilgrim said. 

This is the first calf born to nine-year-old Kipenzi and 13-year-old male Kifaru [pronounced: Ki-far-oo] who were paired  in 2019 as part of the Australasian rhino regional breeding and conservation program. 

Updates on the calfs progress will be provided via Zoos Victorias social c......


3AC co-founder can answer subpoena or 'take his chances' US judge "IndyWatch Feed National"

The U.S. judge presiding over the Three Arrows Capital bankruptcy case has upped the pressure on Kyle Davies to comply with a January-issued subpoena.


Witchery has arrived in Myer Geelong, bringing along sophisticated, elevated and feminine designs "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

In some exciting news for regional shoppers, the premium Australian womens fashion brand Witchery has launched in Myer Geelong for the first time.

Located on the ground floor of Myer, opposite the cosmetics section, the new Witchery offering brings along on-trend, well-made and versatile collections for all your day-to-night occasions. Witchery makes dressing for every day inspiring, with modern and feminine collections that exude affordable luxury. Its about sophisticated pieces that coordinate to make the perfect wardrobe. From shirts, dresses and knitwear, to jackets, tops, bottoms and accessories, youre sure to fall in love.

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Proudly Australian, Witchery was founded in South Australia in 1970, and from its very beginnings, offered affordable fashion for working Australian women.

Today, Witchery still stands for inspiring and quality-led design, with the objective to empower women to look and feel confident every day. A source of daily style inspiration, dressing women every day sits at the heart of what we do.


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Narendra Modis Cricket Coup "IndyWatch Feed National"

What a coup. Nakedly amoral but utterly self-serving in its saccharine minted glory. Indias showman Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who otherwise appears to have clerkish, desk-bound qualities, had what he wanted: an accommodating, possibly clueless guest in the form of the Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese; a common interest in Indias national sport cricket, and a show illuminating him as supreme Hindu leader presiding over a new age of politics. For Albanese, this was ill-fitting and disturbing but all in keeping with the occasion.

This month, Albanese, who has been held to the bosom of great powers of late, found himself at the mercy of cricket diplomacy at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad. He had been placed upon an improvised golf car with Modi prior to the start of the fourth cricket test between Australia and India. But Albanese was not merely Modis guest; he was also appearing in a stadium named after the prime minister he was keeping company with. Modesty had been exorcised; pomp and narcissism had taken its place.

The cricketers of the national sides were not spared florid manipulation and flowery exploitation. In India, cricket makes the god fearing, beer swilling followers of soccer look like mild agnostics of some reserve and domestic sensibility. In the Indian cricket canon, players are sanctified from across the globe, added to a sanctuary of permanent adoration in something reminiscent of ancient tradition. Much like the deities of the Roman Empire, all great cricket players, from Antigua to Sydney, find their spiritual holy ground on Indian soil, forever assimilated.

For Modi, this all meant opportunity and glory. He is the classically dangerous politician for those of the broadly described West who think they understand him. Supple, gentle, oleaginous, Modi is both unscrupulous and prone to wooing. And Albanese was there to keep him company. The teams of two great cricket nations were effectively shoehorned into the show, with Modi and Albanese giving the captains of their respective countries their caps before the games commencement.

The nexus of power in world cricket and its link Modi was also affirmed by the presence of officials from the enormously powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). They were on hand to give Modi that most vulgar of gifts: a gaudily framed photo of himself.

The scenes should have made Albanese feel uncomfortable. While Australian officials, business types and opportunists dream of market opportunities in India, it is also worth appreciating what Modi is. This is only relevant given the mighty, moral bent Canberra takes on such matters: the Chinese and Russians are seen as barbarians hammering away at the rules-based...


Covert War on Global Food Supplies "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

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Another Ice Age farmer video a video that mentions the state I live in: Victoria, Australia.

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Russia Will Not Return to Council of Europe Diplomat

Divorce with Strasbourg is not a whim, its a well-thought decision that took a few years to rip, Nikolay Kobrinets said

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MOSCOW, March 24. /TASS/. Over the past year, Russia understood that its decision to quit the Council of Europe was the right thing to do, and will not return to this organization in the future, a senior Russian diplomat has told TASS in an interview.

Director of the Russian Foreign Ministrys Department of European Cooperation Nikolay Kobrinets said: "The past year proved to us that we had made the right choice [to quit the Council of Europe]."

"Our divorce with Strasbourg is not a whim, its a well-thought decision that took a few years to ripe. The Council of Europe of the present day is far from what it used to be back in 1996. Double standards, hypocrisy and Russophobia are its distinctive traits now. Clearly, with the Council of Europe of this kind, our ways have parted," the Russian diplomat said.

Kobrinets went on to say that unification principles and democratic ideals, proclaimed by the Council of Europes Charter were "sacrificed to bloc interests." In his words, the West turned the organization into its ideological appendage and used it to "impose its dubious progressivist values" on Russia and to put pressure on its government and people.

"The page has been turned. There is nothing to regret," the Russian diplomat added.

He said that Russia was not going to tarnish its 26-year-long history as a Council of Europe member.

"There were lots of useful things, particularly for the development of the Russian legislation. But this chapter is now closed," Kobrinets said.

Russia withdrew from the Council of Europe in March 2022. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, NATO and European Union countries, who abuse their absolute majority in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CMCE), continue to pursue "a course towards the destruction of the Council of Europe and the common humanitarian and legal space in Europ...


Surf Coasts De Porsal are spearheading Australias alt-country scene with new release Soft Cowboy "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

For the last print issue of Forte, I compiled a list of Victorian up-and-comers worth keeping an eye on. After hearing De Porsals newest release Soft Cowboy, I wish I had written that article a week later. Not only are the Torquay-based four-piece well and truly deserving of being included in the list, they also are one of the few acts hailing from around the region to be bringing a genuinely different feel to the local scene.

In manys eyes, this is the most important characteristic for an up-and-coming band to possess.

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Pulling elements from country, rock, psychedelia and indie, De Porsal mark themselves as a truly unique act. Having played together since they were children, the Torquay-based outfit comprised of the Willingham brothers (Cooper, Chay, Rory and Xander) boasts an array of stylistic changeups, often bouncing between genres to create ambient, cinematic inspired arrangements. 

From the slow drawl of Coopers baritone vocals on Spur Of The Moment, to the creeping rock n roll swagger of The Soft Cowboy Pt 1, its evident that the group have dabbled heavily into a country/western rock sound for this release, however, in its entirety Soft Cowboy stands out as much more than your standard country rock record. 

Instead, its output leans more into the spacious arrangements; effortless, meandering guitar licks and left of centre instrumentation that youd expect from modern psych-rock outfits such as Khruangbin or Kikagaku Moyo. From the use of a jaw harp on Pickersgill, to the shoegaze inspired distortion of An Offer&#8217...


The oldest public boathouse on the Yarra, the iconic Studley Park Boathouse, is undergoing a $5.8M revamp "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Kews iconic Studley Park Boathouse will reopen this winter, following a transformative $5.8 million renovation. Inspired by Victorias vast parklands and love of dynamic hospitality experiences, the new precinct brings a dining, drinking and entertainment hub to the banks of the Yarra River.

Established in 1863, Studley Park Boathouse has served Melbourne residents for 160 years and is the oldest public boathouse on the Yarra.

Keep up with the latest food and booze news across the region here.

Extensive works will see a multi-level outdoor deck extended to the waters edge for unmatched riverside dining, a new caf for casual dining and a modern restaurant and bar that will celebrate rich produce from local growers with a seasonal twist. A highlight is definitely the new pizzeria that will serve woodfired pizzas perfect for those wanting to picnic in the lush parkland, completed by a delicious gelato from the pop-up cart.

Embracing the great outdoors will be easy here too, with picnic packages and blankets available for riverside picnics on the grass around the venue.

Studley Park Boathouse will offer breakfast on weekends, a takeaway menu and new Row-s packages which will be available with boat hire.


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The Ironman 70.3 Geelong is on this weekend, heres what you need to know "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

<p>IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong has long been the best-kept secret on the Oceania circuit, with a stunning venue, world-class course, vibrant community and loads of local support.  No surprise then that this race was voted #1 in the world in 2018 for Overall Athlete Satisfaction its the ideal race to kick-start your year.</p> <p>A multi-looped fast course, Ironman 70.3 Geelong returns this weekend, this Sunday, March 26, 2023, and is set to test avid triathletes looking for a challenging and unique experience along Geelongs spectacular waterfront and scenic countryside.</p> <p>Here are some of the main things you need to know.</p> <h3>The Race</h3> <p>The race start will be a rolling swim start format, where athletes will be encouraged to self-seed according to their estimated swim time.</p> <p>The ROKA Swim Course remains unchanged for 2023, with the course taking athletes out and back in Corio Bay. The Bike Course is also unchanged, heading out through Eastern Gardens and along the Bellarine Peninsula.</p> <p>The Hoka Run is one of the most scenic courses within Australia, taking athletes along the edge of Corio Bay and adjacent to the Event Village.</p> <p>The <a href= "">Athlete Information Guide </a>provides key race details and important event information including check-in and bike-racking, transfers, travel information, course maps, transition tours, start times as well as general event and race information.</p> <h3>When</h3> <p>From 25 March 2023 to 26 March 2023</p> <h3>Where</h3> <p>Eastern Beach Road, <span id= "ctl00_ContentBody_ctl00_FV_Where_L_Address">Wadawurrung Country, Waterfront Geelong, VIC 3220</span></p> <h3>Ticketing</h3> <p>Tier 5 entries are now open.  Have a go and tick this challenge off your bucket list. Head <a href= "">here</a>.</p> <h3>Event Schedule</h3> <table class="dataTable"> <thead> <tr> <th colspan="3"> <h4>Friday 24 March</h4> </th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>2:30pm 6:30pm</td> <td>Official IRONMAN 70.3 Merchandise Store Open</td> <td>Steampacket Gardens</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2:30pm 6:30pm</td> <td>Sport & Lifestyle Expo Open

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An inclusive sculpture has popped up on Pako Street celebrating disability, creativity and culture in the community "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

A sculpture that celebrates people who have a lived experience with disability arrived at the Geelong West Town Hall on Pakington Street.

I AM recognises the empowerment of diversity and draws from political and pop culture statements such as the 1968 Memphis black sanitation workers slogan I AM a man, and Helen Reddys 1971 anthem I AM woman.

Stay up to date with whats happening in and around the region here.

At more than two metres tall, the public artwork was designed to be relocated around the municipality and has previously been installed at the Geelong Waterfront and Austin Park in Lara.

The public art sculpture is the spectacular result from artist Mark Cuthbertson who worked with artist-collaborators Robert Croft, Hannah Wilkinson, Christian Den Besten and George Macaronis, based on over 85 contributions from the local community living with a disability through a series of artist-led workshops.

The resulting text-based works were curated by the artists and cast into the side profile of the I AM letters.

It has been a true pleasure as an artist bringing the I AM project to the Geelong community. I would like to thank my fellow artistic collaborators and the broader community members for their involvement and contributions to the work, what an amazing outcome, Cuthbertson says of working with collaborators.

Funded by the Victorian Government through the Community Support Fund, I AM was delivered in partnership with VALiD (Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disabilities) and Geelong-based ArtGusto.

Each letter in the sculpture weighs around four tonnes, says Deputy Mayor Anthony Aitken, chair of the Volunteering and Disability portfolio.

I AM was designed to be relocatable so that awareness can be raised across Greater Geelong around the important concepts it conveys.

Its also designed to invite community members to be a part of the work by positioning yourself within and taking photos, joining others in the region who celebrate diversity.

Visitors can use the hashtag #IAMGeelong when posting photos to social media. I AM can be found outside the Geelong West Town Hall at 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West until October.

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More details have been revealed about the worldwide picnic phenomenon Le Dner en Blanc in Ballarat "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Ballarat will become the first regional Victorian city to host a worldwide dining phenomenon that is sweeping the globe.

Le Dner en Blanc, touted as the worlds poshest picnic, will come to Ballarat on Saturday 1 April from 5pm.

Keep up with the latest food and booze news across the region here.

Launching in Paris in 1988, the movement, which involves participants wearing elegant, all-white clothes and dining outside in a large group, is now held in more than 120 cities worldwide.

An international spectacle that welcomes thousands of guests every year, all dressed in white, the event is always held at a secret location, which is only revealed to attendees at the last minute. In Ballarat, the location will also remain a mystery.

At the last minute, this secret location is revealed to thousands of friends who have all been patiently waiting to learn where Dner en Blanc will take place. Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass chic picnic in a public space.


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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM MARCH 23 2023 "IndyWatch Feed National"

We have two stories today to talk about, and I think they're connected. The first, shared by E.E., concerns Texas US Senator Ted Cruz and a recent bill of his, and the other concerns the newest trend from the former freedom-loving country of Australia, a trend that we can call "debanking":
Texas Senator Ted Cruz Introduces Anti-CBDC Bill


Transcript (Declassified) "IndyWatch Feed National"

Committee Chair: Please state for the record your name and title. After that, you may provide a brief testimony and we will proceed with questions and answers.

Hoover: Thank you Mr Chairman. I am J. Edgar Hoover, deceased, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 48 years.

Committee Chair: You may proceed with your statement for the record.

Fmr Director Hoover: I have been asked to testify regarding the risks of the TikTok application and its implications for national security. In this matter we are dealing with technologies that I have not directly experienced, but I have had plenty of time to keep abreast of developments in technology, and, let me state with certainty, that these things do not represent anything dramatically new; they bring problems that weve dealt with to some degree or another since World War I. Admittedly, the asian race the Chinese communists that we are up against are a more serious threat than a European people, but the basics remain the same. I will, however, explain my experience in terms of recent events, since some of the younger people in the room may not be experienced with history. [laughter; Hoover was looking directly at Dianne Feinstein as he said that]

The FBIs responsibility is domestic counter-espionage, crime prevention, and counter-terrorism. I believe our most important duty is to deter and combat communist spies, and to prevent the communists from infiltrating the liberal left, who are all too happy to threaten national security with their irresponsibility. Lately, the FBI has also been tasked with combating right wing terror which is a concept I do not fully support because often that amounts to making sure that patriots among us do not get carried away. We are constantly balancing Americans liberties against the necessity of counter-intelligence and law enforcement.

Midjourney AI and mjr: The ghost of former FBI director J Edgar Hoover gives congressional testimony about TikTok, in the style of Leyendecker

Now, let me briefly describe TikTok as I understand it. It is a Chinese communist made and provided app that runs on individuals portable computers. The software allows people to post pictures publicly, share pictures and messages privately, and to post short movie clips, comments, and so on and so forth. In that sense it is similar to other apps that have been popular lately such...


Australia: Soldiers Control Robot with Brain Computer Interface "IndyWatch Feed National"

Via: Science Daily: Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have developed biosensor technology that will allow you to operate devices, such as robots and machines, solely through thought control. The advanced brain-computer interface was developed by Distinguished Professor Chin-Teng Lin and Professor Francesca Iacopi, from the UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT, in []

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