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Monday, 20 November

21:20

The Vinyl Press at the Record Crate All in the Name of Liberty


The Vinyl Press

A drawing I did a few a few days ago at the Crate (which now has a new name I can't remember)  . Thanks to the band for buying the drawing, and sending me this photo

20:38

The Carpark Next Door All in the Name of Liberty


A view from the Junkyard Gallery porch/studio

19:12

1) PAPUAN LEGISLATORS WANT PROOF OF HOSTAGE IN BANTI AWPA Sydney News


2) Komnas HAM to Receive Report on Papua Tomorrow
3) Govt continues to provide economic justice in Papua
4) TPN-PB CONFIRMED OF ARMED CONTACTS BEFORE EVACUATION OF CIVILIANS
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17:58

NSW District Court Judge Mistakenly Considers Standard Non-Parole Period Sydney Criminal Lawyers

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim In the early afternoon of 20 June 2013, Jason Potts walked down an alley beside a house situated on Chancery Street, Canley Vale in Sydney. The 40-year-old was accompanied by his 18-year-old son. The pair, who were both wearing gloves, jumped the over fence and into the yard of the

The post NSW District Court Judge Mistakenly Considers Standard Non-Parole Period appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

13:19

Thursday & Quicksand "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Post-hardcore pioneers, THURSDAY announce theyre coming out of retirement with their first run of shows in Australia since 2012. Officially reforming in 2016, theyll bring the tour to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide in March 2018. Joining them on all dates is influential New York City post-hardcore legends, QUICKSAND.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 12pm this Friday, October 13.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning tomorrow at 10am, October 11.

For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.com.au.

Revered for their anguished lyrics, chiming guitars and explosive stage presence, Thursday have been a house-hold name among punk and rock fans since their debut release, Waiting, 18 years ago. Coming out of New Jersey in 1999 at the precipice of the post-punk movement, Thursday were quick to gain the attention of fans and labels with their raw, emotive sound. However, it wasnt until their 2001 album, Full Collapse, that they fully defined a genre.

Over the course of their active years, Thursday produced six eclectic albums. None were more representative of their distinctive sound than 2003s War All The Time. Armed with the backing of major label, Island Records, the album continued to elevate them as one of the most complex and exciting bands of the decade. After pioneering the post-hardcore genre, the band officially disbanded in 2013.

Emerging from the New York City hardcore scene of the 90s, QUICKSAND delivered a masterclass over two albums on what would be a stylistic blueprint for many bands to follow. They will release Interiors this November, which many attribute as their best album to date. It arrives deliberately unannounced, two decades after the pioneering post-hardcore quartets last album. Made completely on the bands own terms, Interiors has a power, strength and subtlety that will likely stun you. There are no wasted notes, no flab, and no excess whatsoever. It is absolutely perfect.

Catch these two genre-defining acts together this March!............

09:30

Cub Sport Bats "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

This week"s feature album comes from Cub Sport with Bats. The Brisbane four-piece first stepped out in 2010, releasing their first full-length album in 2016. Bats marks their second release, transitioning into a more dream-pop sound, filled with hip-hop inspired beats, gospel choirs and Tim Nelson powerfully delicate voice.

To support their new album, Cub Sport will be embarking on a national tour. Catch them in Sydney on March 17th.
Friday, February 23: Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth WA
Saturday, February 24: Fat Controller, Adelaide SA
Saturday, March 3: The Corner, Melbourne VIC
Sunday, March 4: The Corner, Melbourne VIC
Saturday, March 10: The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Saturday, March 17: The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW

Highlight Tracks: Chasin, O Lord.
Tune into Breakfast and Youth Jukebox on 2RRR 88.5FM all week long to hear these songs and more.

 

09:04

Salim Mehajer arrested for breaching AVO "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Controversial Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer is expected to be charged for allegedly breaching an apprehended violence order taken out by his estranged wife.

The 31-year-old is being questioned at Campsie Police Station after being involved in a car crash in Kingsgrove in Sydneys south in the early hours of Monday, a NSW Police spokeswoman told AAP.

Hes expected to be charged with two counts of breaching an AVO and is due to face Burwood Local Court later on Monday.

The former deputy mayor of Auburn first came to wider public attention in August 2015 when he closed a street in the suburb of Lidcombe for his glitzy nuptials, which included a fighter jet flyover, $50 million worth of luxury cars and an ARIA-award-winning wedding singer.Since then controversy has followed.

Hes been accused of threatening the father of Lindt Cafe siege survivor Joel Herat, and faced civil cases over a lavish staircase at his home, a cleaning bill and a Ferrari crash that injured two women.

Mr Mehajer also lost his position as Auburn deputy mayor and the council sacked him in early 2016 amid a public inquiry into allegations some councillors had made planning and development decisions that benefited themselves and family members.

After less than a year of marriage, police sought an apprehended violence order against Mr Mehajer to protect his wife Aysha, named in court records under her maiden name of Learmonth.

Mondays incident follows a weekend wedding between the Mehajer family and another notorious family that hit the headlines after a bodyguard was shot in the back.

Semi Tongan Sam Ngata, a long-term enforcer for the family of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim, was found with a gunshot wound at a Merrylands house on Friday night.

It came as the family was preparing for the wedding of Mr Ibrahims nephew and Mr Mehajers sister.

The post Salim Mehajer arrested for breaching AVO appeared first on Echonetdaily.

07:15

Misrepresentation, lies, deception and fraud ... "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Despite the expense neither the Department nor their collaborators the Invasive Animals CRC were able to confirm the existence of any live foxes in Tasmania. Beginning in 2014 independent peer-reviewed research demonstrated that the physical evidence gathered in Tasmania was unsound and to date neither organisation has chosen to vouch for their data or justify the expenditure of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars trying to eradicate an animal they could not locate Premier Bacon literally head-hunted journalists he wanted from the local newspapers, commercial TV and the ABC and paid them far more than they could ever earn in the private sector. In this way local media was tamed to play along with Government policy. Twenty years on and arguably there are more journalists now employed inside government to fend off the public interest than exist outside to defend it. Moulding public perception is now a bog-standard skill of government with little regard for truth Jack Jolly in Comments: Deception is the way this is done. Thats how High Rise Harry gets to turn Sydney and Melbourne into Hong Kong. Hes given a licence by the state government to do so, and to hell with what the people who live there want. Did anyone ask the people of Sydney and Melbourne? Nope. Oddly, governing the state would be a hell of a lot easier if it was done on the basis of finding out what the public wanted done and what public values require If you can chase something that does not exist for 15 years and spend $50 million on it, then claim that it has been an outstanding success, then there are no limits to the bullshit you will project. Anything is possible. Isnt that the lesson of the fox fiasco - that government has no shame and no fear of the public whatsoever? They can look us in the eye and lie time and time again. There are no consequences David Obendorf in Comments: Perhaps it is a bitter pill. That this expensive eradication program was based on some unconscionable lying and the use of imported hoaxed evidence calculated to deceive. The presentation of false, unsubstantiated allegations to Tasmania Police was bad enough, but lying to a fox ecologist compounds the offence. To falsify physical evidence using dead fox exhibits adds to the gravity Jack in Comments: Of course, the government in the lower house can always cancel parliament when things get too hot as Do-Nothing Malcolm (Member for Goldman Sachs) has just done: HERE

06:30

1) Papua Police Urges Members of Armed Group to Turn in Themselves AWPA Sydney News


2) house appreciates military, police cooperation to free hostages
3) LP3BH calls on President Jokowi to immediately deal with conflict in West Papua
4) Indonesian reggae ambassador performs in Skouw, Papua
5) West Papua to host Senja Kaimana Festival 2017
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SUNDAY, 19 NOVEMBER, 2017 | 11:40 WIB
1) Papua Police Urges Members of Armed Group to Turn in Themselves
TEMPO.COJakarta - Papua Police urged 21 members of an armed group in Mimika, Papua to turn themselves in...

06:18

Culture Guide November 20 26: Scum Ballet, Homeground, Splinter Orchestra & more "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Tune in to Arvos at 4:30pm every weekday for more Culture Guide.
Brought to you by the City Of Sydney

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The post Culture Guide November 20 26: Scum Ballet, Homeground, Splinter Orchestra & more appeared first on FBi Radio.

06:00

Independent Artist Of The Week: ARSE "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Sydney band ARSE make horrifying, brutally honest punk music the kind thatll knock you right off your feet and pull you right back up again.

Made up of members Dan (guitar), Jono (bass) and Tim (drums), the bands forthcoming EP Primitive Species has been dubbed the soundtrack to Dans existential crisis. Recorded and co-written by Jono(than Boulet), the local trio bring edginess and grit to their whopper of a debut.

Immerse yourself in the chaos of ARSE, below:

Tune into Up For It every Monday morning to meet your new independent artist of the week!

The post Independent Artist Of The Week: ARSE appeared first on FBi Radio.

04:15

Misrepresentation, lies, deception and fraud "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Despite the expense neither the Department nor their collaborators the Invasive Animals CRC were able to confirm the existence of any live foxes in Tasmania. Beginning in 2014 independent peer-reviewed research demonstrated that the physical evidence gathered in Tasmania was unsound and to date neither organisation has chosen to vouch for their data or justify the expenditure of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars trying to eradicate an animal they could not locate Premier Bacon literally head-hunted journalists he wanted from the local newspapers, commercial TV and the ABC and paid them far more than they could ever earn in the private sector. In this way local media was tamed to play along with Government policy. Twenty years on and arguably there are more journalists now employed inside government to fend off the public interest than exist outside to defend it. Moulding public perception is now a bog-standard skill of government with little regard for truth Jack Jolly in Comments: Deception is the way this is done. Thats how High Rise Harry gets to turn Sydney and Melbourne into Hong Kong. Hes given a licence by the state government to do so, and to hell with what the people who live there want. Did anyone ask the people of Sydney and Melbourne? Nope. Oddly, governing the state would be a hell of a lot easier if it was done on the basis of finding out what the public wanted done and what public values require If you can chase something that does not exist for 15 years and spend $50 million on it, then claim that it has been an outstanding success, then there are no limits to the bullshit you will project. Anything is possible. Isnt that the lesson of the fox fiasco - that government has no shame and no fear of the public whatsoever? They can look us in the eye and lie time and time again. There are no consequences David Obendorf in Comments: Perhaps it is a bitter pill. That this expensive eradication program was based on some unconscionable lying and the use of imported hoaxed evidence calculated to deceive. The presentation of false, unsubstantiated allegations to Tasmania Police was bad enough, but lying to a fox ecologist compounds the offence. To falsify physical evidence using dead fox exhibits adds to the gravity

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Sunday, 19 November

21:00

EP 228: The Scientists "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

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Photo: Mark Louttit

The Scientists

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 4th November 2017

The Scientists first formed in Perth as The Exterminators and then The Invaders in 1977. Once they became The Scientists in 1978, they then released their first single Frantic Romantic/Shake (Together Tonight) in June 1979 on the D.N.A. Records label. After a debut LP (commonly referred to as The Pink Album) and a number of lineup changes, the band relocated to Sydney in 1982.

This change in scenery and lineup also saw The Scientists change musical direction. Pop-infused punk rock was traded in for a more psychedelic style of swampy, blues rock n roll. The band was signed by Au Go Go Records who released two singles as well as the influential Blood Red River LP in the space of a year, making them one of Australias most popular independent bands at the time. But another move was soon on the cards.

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19:41

Bruny Island jamesobrien.blog

Its funny how the phrase the mainland can mean two quite different things in Tasmania. You would assume, on the surface, its a reference to the rest of Australia. But on ABC Radios Country Hour the other day, I heard someone from King Island refer to the mainland as the rest of Tasmania. And I []

19:40

Sydney firm launches major privacy class action "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

Media Release A Sydney law firm is expected to launch one of Australias largest class actions in the new and expanding area of privacy breaches. Centennial Lawyers will tomorrow file the lawsuit against the NSW Ambulance Service in the Supreme Court of NSW. The plaintiff alleges that a contractor was allowed to access personal workers

The post Sydney firm launches major privacy class action appeared first on The AIM Network.

16:41

Same-Sex Marriage: What Happens Next? Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Unless youve been trapped on a deserted island somewhere, youll know Australias controversial, prolonged and expensive public survey has voted in favour of same-sex marriage. Across the nation, banners waved slogans such as Love Wins and Equality at Last. But not everyone was happy about the outcome, with 38.4% of those who returned their surveys

The post Same-Sex Marriage: What Happens Next? appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

14:57

Man Charged With Painting Over Sydneys George Michael Mural "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

A man caught on camera painting over Sydneys George Michael mural has reportedly been slapped with a graffiti charge. The artwork, depicted the singer and gay icon as Saint George Michael, was painted by artist Scott Marsh on a building in Sydneys inner-west in the weeks after Michaels death on Christmas Day last year. Video ...

The post Man Charged With Painting Over Sydneys George Michael Mural appeared first on QNEWS.

12:21

Maybe we no longer want long lives "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

So you'd like to live forever.

I'm going to deliver some bad news, straight from this week's conference on the future of Australian lifespans: you probably won't even make 100.

Worse still, your children probably won't make 100, and maybe not even their children.

The massive and unprecedented progress we've made since our first estimates were published in 1867 has blinded us to the fact that  just like regularly squeezing more speed out of computer chips is becoming harder it's becoming harder to squeeze more years out of life.

No one is yet signing off on an upper limit. Some people are talking about 125 years; others 600 years, which is the age by which, even if we could medically live forever, we would be as good as certain to have a life-ending accident.

Getting even a handful of those extra years would require herculean efforts of the kinds at which we once excelled but now find daunting.

Australia's first life table, published in The Sydney Morning Herald a century and a half ago, gave a newborn colonist just 45.6 years. One published today would give that newborn boy 80.4 years and a newborn girl 84.6.

The figures are midpoints, derived from adding up the death rates at each year of life. Some newborns will live longer. In Melbourne's inner east and Sydney's north shore the typical newborn girl can expect 87 years. Indigenous Australians can expect much less, about 70 for a boy and 75 for a girl.

Higher education is associated with an extra four years, according to Melbourne University's Philip Clarke, although it may not be education itself that buys the years, but something that goes with it. Higher income buys an extra five to six years. Perhaps because of that it matters which electorate you are in. People in Labor and National Party electorates get fewer years than those in Liberal electorates.

The early gains were relatively easy. In the 1860s an extraordinary 20 per cent of boys didn't make it to the age of five. Twenty per cent of girls didn't make it to 10. By ensuring that children survived the first few years, we boosted expected lifespans to 67 for boys and 72 for girls.

Then came the cancer years. For two decades from the 1950s right through to the early '70s, life expectancies scarcely grew. De...

10:05

Blessed Are The Christian Rock Cakes: The Great Tweets Of Marque Lawyers "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Admittedly, they help keep us out of jail, so were a little biased. But thats not the only reason we love Marque Lawyers.

If you follow the Sydney law firms Twitter account, youll understand that not only do they do law differently, but that they have a somewhat acerbic wit. Nothing is sacred well almost nothing they posted a rather nice tweet recently about banning the climb at Uluru.

From celebrating Mark Latham falling off a chair and accusing The Australian of running ads by Satan, to blessed are the Christian rock cakes for they will be protected from hungry gay mouths , a Sunday morning scanning Marques tweets is a thing to behold.

So, for your sabbath entertainment, here are some of the Great Tweets Of Marque Lawyers (you can follow them on Twitter here, by the way and we should also note, we also love our in-house pro bono lawyer Geoff Holland. But Geoff doesnt tweet. Wake up Geoff).

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09:47

Unsmashed Avo Tipped to be Sydneys Next Big Food Trend "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

NonSmashedAvo

A Bondi caf has been awarded five chefs hats and hailed as fucking genius for serving customers whole, unpeeled avocados on toast, a bold departure from smashed avo, which dominated global headlines throughout the year.

The chef said the new creation aligns beautifully with his philosophy of making whole foods whole again.

Smashed avo was really just part of that ridiculous deconstructed food trend, which is so 2017, he said. We wanted to ditch the fads and get back to basics for 2018. Our food is so wholesomely whole we dont even peel off the little sticker that comes naturally from the tree.

Sunday brunch fans have been lining up for the dish since 4am Wednesday morning, with many saying theyre willing to spend all the deposit their parents gave them for their first home on this culinary marvel.


07:00

A distracting sandwich cityhippyfarmgirl

The sandwich was distracting me. I was supposed to be submitting things, sorting things, tidying things. All things related to the computer and to be honest, it wasnt holding my interest quite as it should have. The sandwich to my Continue reading

06:28

1) High noon in Papua: conflict simmers around Freeport mine AWPA Sydney News


2) Armed Criminals Set Freeport Truck on Fire
3) Expressing Anger, Armed Criminal Group Burns Haul Truck of PT Freeport
4) Freeport Evacuating Mine Worker Families after Shootings



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NOVEMBER 19 2017 - 12:15AM

1) High noon in Papua: conflict simmers around Freeport mine
Jewel Topsfield   Amilia Rosa

What happened to Martinus Beanal?
The truth is, no one knows. Even the bare facts surrounding his disappearance are murky.
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04:45

CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA, TRUMP & BREXIT "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Speaking at a Sydney Politics in the Pub event last month, Cathy Vogan, founder of THING2THING.COM and author of The Wikileaks Tapes, offered a comprehensive view of how the use of behavioural micro-targeting, big data and psychometrics by Cambridge Analytica got Donald Trump elected, and led to a vote for Brexit.

Cambridge Analytica: how big data-assisted behavioural micro-targeting facilitated the Trump & Brexit victories

Vogan opened by addressing some of the claims made by Hillary Clinton in a recent ABC interview. It was to point to the content of the Podesta emails, as resumed by Julian Assange in an interview with John Pilger; and to somewhat ridicule Clintons suggestions that Wikileaks had been involved in the spread of fake news.

In light of subsequent revelations by The Atlantic; recriminations by Barrett Brown; and these observations by The Intercept, regarding Assanges possible Nazi-Soviet Pact moment with the Trump campaign, what can one say?

An organization with a sterling reputation for providing the public with accurate information about secret government and corporate activities was used t...

01:27

AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies aged 64 "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

ABC News Australia

AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies aged 64

19 November 2017

 

A young Malcolm Young holds a guitar as he poses, sitting on an amp

Legendary Australian guitarist and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young has died aged 64.

Known for the powerhouse riffs and rhythm guitar that propelled the Sydney group to superstardom, Young had been suffering from dementia for the past three years.

Young started AC/DC in 1973 with his brother, fellow guitarist Angus.

Their other brother George Young, a member of The Easybeats and a producer for AC/DC, died in October aged 70.

Malcolm Young died peacefully on Saturday with his family by his bedside, a statement on AC/DCs Facebook page said.

As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special, Angus Young said.

He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.

Malcolm, job well done.

Young told band to keep making music after diagnosis

Youngs family confirmed he was suffering from dementia in 2014.

In an interview with the ABCs 7.30, AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson said Young had told the band to keep making music.

Without any of that sympathy stuff, you know, there was none of that stuff around.

And he just said to keep doing it. Thats the way he talked [he was a] straight shooter.

So we did, and it was great.

Angus You...

01:17

Alft in Hobart jamesobrien.blog

Over dinner, we talked a little of our memories of the lunch we enjoyed at the world-renowned Noma, when it operated briefly in Sydney. With only a limited run in Sydney, it was something we had planned several months for. And even now, eighteen months later, I still remember almost every detail of the experience. []

00:48

Art on Victoria jamesobrien.blog

The other evening as I was walking home to my apartment in Hobart, I happened upon an interesting public art project. The lane-way I thought was going to be a short-cut to home, turned out to be a delay, as I enjoyed Art On Victoria. I popped back today to snap a few daylight photographs. []

00:16

FACT CHECK: Size comparison - cargo vessel Island Trader and cruise ship Caledonian Sky "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"


The debate concerning the Sydney-driven proposal to make the Port of Yamba a cruise ship destination continues.

I have noticed there has been some comment on social media that the small cruise ships Yamba could expect to have visit would be same size or smaller than the Island Trader which used Yamba as its home port for around 17 years.

The phrase small cruise ship is being taken literally and the conclusion invited is that these cruise ships are so small there is nothing to be concerned about.

To assist with a more accurate size comparison I have laid out the dimensions of the cargo vessel MV Island Trader and the passenger ship MV Caledonian Sky below.

The comparison indicates that if the proposal goes ahead the average small cruise ship entering the Clarence River estuary is likely to be at least twice the size of the Island Trader.

# This is MV Island Trader

The Island Trader was built in 1981, has 485 gross tonnage, dead weight of 242t*, is 38.8m long, 9m wide and has a maximum draft of 2.8m.

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Saturday, 18 November

23:29

Grave fears for brain-injured refugee on Nauru Refugee Action Coalition

A 28 year-old Rohingyan refugee injured in a motorbike accident on Nauru this morning around 7.00am has been unconscious in the RON hospital since this afternoon (Saturday 18 November).

The accident between two motorbikes happened on the Fly Camp Rd, the same road where a refugees was killed on 2 November.

It is understood that doctors believe the man needs an urgent surgery to deal with a clot or bleeding on his brain. He was vomiting blood and had bleeding from his right ear beefore he lasped into unconsciousness.

Other refugees on the island do not believe that Nauru is equipped to perform the brain surgery need, but no arrangements have been made for the man to be medivacced for urgent treatment.

People on the island are also concerned that the current dispute between Border Force and the Nauru government that has seen the Nauru government expel 107 Canstruct workers from the island in the last 24 hours has paralysed administration on the island and is delaying the decision to provide the urgent treatment he needs. The injured refugee is a Canstruct worker.

The dispute between Border Force and the Nauru government is over rent (believed to be over $3.5 million a year) that Border Force has been paying for space in the Menen Hotel (owned by the Nauruan government) for various activities.

We have grave fears for the life of this refugee. He needs urgent surgery; any delay could be a matter of life and death, said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition.

Border Force cannot shrug off its responsibility for this mans welfare. We are calling on Peter Dutton to ensure that a money-squabble with Nauru is not going to cost this refugee his life.

For more information contact Ian Rintoul 0417 275 713

The post Grave fears for brain-injured refugee on Nauru appeared first on Refugee Action Coalition.

21:08

Roundup Nov 18 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

The media watchdog. The cost, supply and use of power across the states. Coal-fired power Units Planned and Under Construction. China 583, Australia 0.

Trumpwatch. Pressing on with deregulation. 105 rules down.

Climate. Brainwashing required to deal with global warming (Jerry Brown).Jo Nova on the madness of climate control the Climate Action Network rating the contribution of the nations of the world.

Since India is getting the Green Guernsey and the US is getting a wrist slap, we know for sure this chart is not based on actual CO2 emission trends, or perhaps even any numbers.

The US, after all, has reduced emissions more than anywhere else while India is doubling its coal mining. Is that what we should aim for?

Australia, meanwhile, can never do enough, despite reducing our per capita emissions by a phenomenal 28% from 1990-2013. We sacrificed our electrical grids, have implemented an Emissions Trading Scheme and say we are aiming for the same obscenely tough 28% reduction that is the fashion despite being a heavy industrial quarry, with the lowest population density, biggest distances, and highest electricity costs in the world. To make it harder on ourselves the chief commodity we are disadvantaging happens to be our second largest export industry. Despite all this, CAN ranks Australia Very low.

Dan Mitchell. The equality trap. With the very best of intentions of course.

When talking to such people, my first priority is getting them to understand that its possible for an economy to grow and for all income groups to benefit. I explain how even small differences in long-run growth make a big difference over just a few decades and that it is very misguided to impose policies that will discourage growth by penalizing the rich and discouraging the poor.
I som...

19:08

1) Fighting wont stop unless Jakarta closes Mine AWPA Sydney News

2) TPN-PB was confirmed there was a fire contact before the evacuation of civilians
3) Security Forces Free 344 People Held Hostage by Gunmen in Papua
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1) Fighting wont stop unless Jakarta closes Mine
  • By Len Garae
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  • Nov 17, 2017


18:50

Gautum Adani has Indias government under control, now Australias, too? "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Carmichael coal mine magnate Gautam Adani: from school dropout to $12bn empire, The Age 18 Nov 17 
Adanis push to build a mega coal mine in Queensland has polarised opinions nationwide. It should come as no surprise: the billionaire behind the project has long been a focus of controversy in his native India.
Tim Elliott
According to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, the 55-year-old has a net worth of $US9.9 billion ($12.9 billion), placing him among the 10 richest people in India. As chairman of Adani Group, which he founded three decades ago, he presides over an empire with interests in mining, ports, power plants, real estate, renewable energy, food, and even defence
To Australians, however, he is best known for his proposed $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine, to be built in central Queenslands Galilee Basin. Construction was scheduled to start in October, but has been delayed due to political and financing issues. Should the mine proceed, it will be one of the largest in the world roughly five times the size of Sydney Harbour and produce up to 60 million tonnes of coal per year for anywhere between 50 and 60 years, all of which will be exported, the bulk of it to India.
Adani has also been willing to operate at the very limits of Indias notoriously murky business world. His companies have been implicated in multiple instances of alleged corruption, including tax evasion, bribery, money laundering and large-scale illegal exports. In 2007, India&#821...

16:30

Man Pulls Out at $290 on the Pokies to Avoid Compulsory Nose Bag Shout "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

SpringCarnival

A Sydney man enjoying a purple patch on the sentimental favourite pokie he grew up with, Spring Carnival, decided to call it quits and cash out at $290 so his spectating pals didnt enforce the compulsory rule of shouting everyone a nose bag if your winnings exceed $300.

The man said hitting collect was one of the hardest things hes ever had to do, as he was certain things were far from finished on the race track.

Winning more than $300 when your mates are watching is basically a loss, the man said. So instead of shouting a bag, I grabbed everyone a schooner of rum or two, then snuck off to look for the only sort of bags Im interested in the bookie bags belonging to W.Winbig.

The man ended up returning all his winnings, credit card cash advances, and a Nimble loan to Spring Carnival. He will be not be seen for the rest of the weekend and will be taking his lunch to work every day next week.


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Thursday, 09 November

12:31

Banker Laughed out of Ryans Bar for Placing Outdated iPhone 8 on Table "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Phone Table

A Sydney banker has been violently laughed out of the courtyard at Ryans Bar in Martin Place this afternoon when he placed his almost month-old iPhone 8 on the table he was sharing with associates.

Those who witnessed the event said it proved the man had no hustle.

If you cant arrange for your assistant to camp out and get you the latest iPhone X on release it shows you have no drive or self-respect, a witness said. Ryans Bar is a sacred networking site for alphas, and it demands a certain level of decorum. Imagine the public spotted one of us with an old phone like that? Theyd almost think we werent better than them.

One banker felt sorry for the man.

Listen, we all make mistakes like that time I got caught with other peoples money resting in my account for a few years, he said. I say we let him get help, then welcome him back when hes ready.

A spokesperson for Ryans Bar said it would be increasing security to prevent embarrassing incidents like this from happening again.


11:22

Legendary Word Stiffy Making a Much-needed Comeback "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Stiffy

The word stiffy has been making a long-overdue return to conversations across Sydney this month, a special investigation by The Sydney Sentinel has revealed.

This charming word for an erection or hardening of the penis bone gained popularity during the 1990s but was dropped by many for sounding too childish or disrespectful of a well-earned trouser throb.

One Sydney man is thrilled its back.

Terms like boner, cracked a fat and woodie have lost the ability to capture the true essence of a cock push-up, the man said. Stiffy is a simple word that brings delight to all those who hear it and it doesnt get lost in a conversation. Stiffy demands attention.

A linguistics expert has confirmed that the word stiffy cant be beaten.

Cellar-door is often regarded as the most beautiful word in the English language but I reckon thats fuckin bullshit, hey, the professor of language at Penrith University said. You can say the word stiffy 700 or so times a day, especially if you work on a university campus like I do. But how many times can you say cellar-door in one day? A maximum of 20, maybe 30 if you call your goon box a cellar door.

Another word thats set to make a heroic comeback this year is moot, but there have been delays due to wondering how to properly spell it.


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09:23

Watch the New Julia Jacklin Video Cold Caller "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

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04:33

Anti-smoking hysteria: Australian mother calls on gov't to ban smoking around children, labels it child abuse "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

A Sydney mother is calling on the NSW government to issue a total ban on smoking around children, labelling it as child abuse. Nina Belle said she was driving along Old Northern Road in Castle Hill when she saw three adults smoking alongside a toddler in a pram, with the smoke "blowing in the poor child's face". Left in an absolute rage by what she saw, the young mum started a petition, calling on the state government to take action. She is calling on those parents who do smoke around their children to be fined and given "ample education and support to quit, including counselling". "I believe exposing babies and children to ongoing passive smoke is a form of child abuse. This view might sound outrageous, but it's not," Ms Belle wrote in her petition. Comment: There isn't much (if any) real scientific evidence for second-hand smoking causing any health issues. "We intervene when children are neglected due to alcohol or drug addictions, and we should intervene when children are exposed to ongoing second-hand smoke.

Wednesday, 08 November

21:06

Rainbow Chan - The Cardigans "Lovefool" Cover "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Download track for FREE here - http://get.siloarts.net/track/lovefool-the-cardigans-cover A cover of The Cardigans' "Lovefool" by Sydney musician, Rainbow Chan. Filmed by e c h o (soundcloud.com/thedreamecho) rainbowchan.com.au rainbowchan.bandcamp.com soundcloud.com/rainbowchanmusic

18:26

Spring into the Pilliga: Pilliga Forest Trip 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

[ Friday, 10 Nov to Sunday, 12 Nov. ] When: Friday, 10 November 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 6:00pm Where: The Pilliga, North West NSW, return from Sydney, Newcastle and Northern Rivers. The Pilliga forest is the largest woodland in eastern Australia. It is a sacred place for the Gamilaraay people and a vital recharge area of the Great Artesian Basin. The Pilliga spans [...] full article 

17:42

2017 Wangaratta Festival Of Jazz "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

28 years strong and still full of surprises!

Reviewed by Phil James

The 2018 Wangaratta Festival of jazz and blues (Wang.) was a story of the big and small, electronics and prerecording, continuing contributions by women, particularly from expat Aussies, new and proven talent. It did what festivals are meant to do. It provided an audience worthy of grand new works and artistic collaborations not served well by being restricted to the confines of the small urban music club. Wang. also provided the opportunity to create a jazz and blues smorgasbord, and as is true of all you can eat (or in this case all you can hear) one is prone to over-indulge. Like many others, I found myself dashing feverishly from one musical dish to another.

No one worked harder at Wang. than trumpeter / composer Nadje Noordhuis. Originally from Melbourne but resident in NY for past 14 years. One minute in partnership with long time collaborator, vibe player and percussionist James Shipp, the next with a quartet, and on another day a quintet. All this as well as acting as one of the National Jazz Award judges, and opening the Sydney International Womens Jazz Festival on Nov. 8

Melbourne saxophonist Angela Davis also demonstrated the benefit of having spent several years in the U.S. She really warmed up an otherwise acoustically cold St Pats Hall with her beautiful compositions and sensitive quartet.

Another talent featuring at the SIWJF who gave two performances was multi instrumentalist, vocalist, storyteller extraordinaire Jun Shyu. It wasnt jazz (or blues) but those who caught one of her two shows were completely mesmerized.

At the Blues tent on opening night Northern Territorys Caiti Baker and her band (with a little help from prerecorded guitars and backup vocals) gave great renditions of tunes from her latest terrific album Zinc. She threw in a couple of covers from Amy Winehouse and Irma Thomas for good measure. I predict BIG things for Miss Baker.

Other highlights at the Blues Tent (besides the excellent food and beverage vendors!) were the very credible vocal and guitar impression of Jimi Hendrix by Shannon Bourne; and the barnstorming gumbo sounds of funk, r&b and soul from Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen. Anyone who can get my world weary body up and boogieing has to be admired.

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15:10

Most Places in Sydney to be Hip-Hop Themed by 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

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Every venue in Sydney will have a hip-hop theme by the year 2020, a CSIRO study has found.

The findings come after 2,327 Sydney trust-fund-powered entrepreneurs opened something to do with hip-hop mixed with fast food or craft gin in the past afternoon alone.

Nineties American gangster rap really speaks to 2017 inner-city Sydneysiders. People can sit back with a nice juicy burger and think, yeah, me too, as they listen to the sounds of the Compton projects, the owner of one inner-city hip-hop-themed burger joint with graffiti murals said. Ive seen graphic designers become completely rejuvenated after connecting with those doing it tough in the crack game just like they are with a tricky InDesign layout.

The man said those wanting to open another hip-hop-themed place better act fast as coming up with clever rapper names for menu items is getting harder.

Some names took us ages, but some just came naturally, the man said. We were lucky that our cheeseburger tasted like aids, so we called it the Cheezy-E.


15:02

Community Billboard 8 November 15 November "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

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13:08

Sydney, Australia: Graffiti at the Department of Immigration HQ in Solidarity with Manus Refugees "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

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Graffiti in solidarity with the refugee men on Manus painted on the headquarters of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Sydney, so-called Australia. Graffiti reads: FREE THE REFUGEES , 161 WSC (Anti Fascist Action, Western Sydney Crew).


12:03

Listen to the New Echo Deer Single Lost My Way "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Image Courtesy of Echo Deer Sydney based Americana band Echo Deer have just released their brand new single Lost My Way. The whisky-soaked track is the first taster from their upcoming EP Side B and it recounts the well worn tale of waking up empty handed in the cold light of day with nothing to []

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