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Sunday, 17 February

13:52

Former SAS trooper John Anon on the threat from illegal people-smuggler boats Michael Smith News

(Former SAS operator John Anon boarding an Indonesian vessel at sea) Our parliamentarians don't understand the threat posed by boats John Anon Just observing the political fiasco going on in Australia over illegal boat arrivals recently makes my blood boil, and I have great fears that our UN-proxy parliamentarians have...

13:12

February 17 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History Our Great Southern Land

1803 - Matthew Flinders met up with some Malay Praus (ships) from Macassar near Cape Arnhem and discovered that there were 60 ships trading with the Aboriginal people as they fished for trepang and that this was a very long established practice. [1]

1805 - Thomas Brown, a free settler, was sent to the Parramatta gaol for striking an Aborigine [sic]. [2]


1815 - Thomas Hassall reported that the Cundorah (Gundungurra) had attacked Macarthurs farm at Camden. [3]

1816 - The Sydney Gazette shared on its front page that the first Ceylonese family banished to Australia had arrived on board HM Kangaroo. [4]

1846 - The free Aborigines on Flinders Island in Bass Strait wrote a petition addressed to Queen Victoria concerning the mistreatment of indigenous people. [5]

1848 - The magnificent Mater of Henry Lawson, Louisa Lawson, was pupped today. [6]

1873 - There was Russian-phobia running amok in both Oz and NZ, but the editor of the Daily Southern Cross newspaper used his imagination to cook a hoax about the supposed Russian invasion of Auckland from the ship Kaskowiski (cask of whisky) who nabbed the gold and the Mayor. [7]

1881 - The Taranaki Herald was being very diplomatic when it quietly announced that the Aussies had been knocked over after a pitiful 154 runs (and no sandpaper in sight!). [8]

1885 - Author of a somewhat dubious tome about Aboriginal people Daisy Bates was a little absent-minded today when she got legally hitched to John Bates, a drover.
I say absent-minded as she seems to have forgotten that she was already married to Breaker Morant.
S'ok, she had another brain fart 4 months later and got married for a 3rd time. [9]

1942 - Margaret Lilian Jeffrey, NSW Policewoman, was commended by Police Commissioner William MacKay for the capable and tactful manner with which she had treated a woman who was assaulted on the North Coast mail train in the previous September. [10]

1958 - At a meeting in Adelaide, activists from all mainland states formed a national pressure group: the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement (FCAA). Its goal was the achievement of 'equal citizens' rights' for Aboriginal Australians. The first two goals of this new body were:

1. Repeal of all legislation, federal and state, which discriminated against the Aborigines.
2. Amendment to the Commonwealth Constitution to give the Commonwealth government power to legislate for Aborigines as with all other citizens. [11]

1965 - The Freedom Rides reached Boggabilla, on the border between the homes of the Bigambul and Gamilaraay people.
We went around and spoke to a lot of people. Many of them told us that the manager had told them not to answer our questions, but they intended to do so anyway. 
 Ann Curthoys' diary from the...

12:38

Who is the prime minister? Michael Smith News

This isn't a scientific study, but it rings true as reflecting the studied indifference of a large slab of our population about politics. Who is the Prime Minister of Australia? I asked some people no wonder they don't use this as a first aid question anymore. #Auspol #turnbull #paladin...

12:30

Labor on boat turnbacks Michael Smith News

Great to hear from Stu of NT with these reminders!

11:09

The dangers of smart phone 'computing' Corporate Australia


One of the best self sponsored surveillance devices is the mobile phone.

Previously your location via tower triangulation was contained within the telecommunications company where at least officially a warrant was needed for other government actors to access this information.

With the advent of smart phones a new level of surveillance and location accuracy can be obtained with the addition of cameras and GPS chips and other sensors within the consumer grade device.

This data has now become easily harvested from the device with the help of apps or programs.

The respective app stores by Apple and Google have been around for over a decade, where programs contain 'malicious' code detrimental to the user's privacy and security, but only just recently this is being addressed.

Governments are promoting their services via Android / Google app only choices therefore putting the user's privacy / security at risk, where the more cost effective solution would be a device independent browser based service.

Since the agenda of governments is to monitor and control the movements of the serf population, more data can be easily harvested by a government controlled app, like the whereabouts of a Centrelink 'customer' claiming unemployment benefits from a holiday resort via their smartphone app, than from a more secure platform on a personal computer, with anonymising software and no inserted GPS chip.

An example of obtaining location information is highlighted within the screen capture of an article from the UK's dailymail wher...

04:38

President Trump on borders Michael Smith News

pic.twitter.com/f6Jd2FzayZ Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2019

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Saturday, 16 February

22:38

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, his best mate David Gazard and the $50 billion submarine scam Kangaroo Court of Australia

Prime Minister Scott Morrisons best mate and closest political advisor, David Gazard, is profiting $millions from the $50 billion submarine contract Australia finalised this week with the French state-owned shipbuilder Naval Group. Naval Group is still under investigation for bribing Malaysias former leader Najib Razak US$128 million. What is becoming clear is that the $50 billion submarine []

22:31

On Troll Hunting (Ginger Gorman) slackbastard

Troll Hunting by Australian journalist Ginger Gorman is a new book which examines the world of online hate and its human fallout. Along with interviews with a small number of trolls and general reflections upon this hateful world, Gormans book Continue reading

20:04

19:29

Barrie Cassidy goes in to bat for Labor - no ads on the ABC? Michael Smith News

Bias what bias? #THEIRABC really are off the leash. Barrie Cassidy is making advertisments for the Labor / Greens Party on our $'s.@PeterDutton_MP is SPOT ON. Maybe Barrie never stopped working for Bob Hawke? This alone should be reason enough to shut the ABC behemoth down. pic.twitter.com/yXSJYc0Nw4 Jill (@1Swinging_Voter)...

17:51

Trump trolling the dems Michael Smith News

Last night President Trump announced his plans to circumvent Democrats who're holding up his southern border wall. Shortly after he followed up with this gem! Can't say the guy doesn't have a sense of humour. pic.twitter.com/BliAo5YDqb Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2019 And true to form, shortly after...

16:28

Rob Messenger highlighting some important and worrying concerns about ASIO Michael Smith News

I can understand why we need laws to protect sensitive security intelligence organisations like ASIO- but Rob Messenger raises concerns that go much further than that. Rob's involved in a workplace related court case. During the course of the matter he met with ASIO (the workplace issue included death threats...

16:01

Full judgement in the "Australian Muslims v Sonia Kruger" case Michael Smith News

No vilification because Muslim/Islam is not a race - but a frightening insight into how much legal drama one person can kick up over the public discussion of ideas. Muslims living in Australia... by on Scribd

13:15

Brainwashed Iranian kids Michael Smith News

Iranian Children at Revolution Anniversary Rallies: "Death to America;" We Stand Behind Khamenei, Willing to Pay With Our Lives pic.twitter.com/Lm8PSKVg3C MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) February 13, 2019

13:13

Malcolm Turnbull's memoir "to be published globally" if he's not distracted with other matters Michael Smith News

How many employees do you reckon work for Hardie Grant books? Hope they have more luck than last time Chairman Mal was in a manuscript mood - from "Rise of the Ruddbot" by Annabel Crabb.

13:06

Douglas S Kurth; and the BAASS/MUFON relationship Unidentified Aerial Phenomena - scientific research

Paco Chierici - 2015

On 14 March 2015, aviator Paco Chierici, wrote an article, "There I was: The X-files edition," about the November 2004, USS Nimitz encounters, on the Fighter Sweep website. In that piece, there is a mention of an individual named Lieutenant-Colonel Kurth (callsign "Cheeks.") In writing about Kurth he said:

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-kurth-25195b145/

"At the same time FASTEAGLE flight was wrapping up its scheduled training, the CO of Marine Hornet squadron VMFA-232 Lieutenant-Colonel "Cheeks" Kurth, was completing a post maintenance check flight not too far away. He was the first fast mover contacted by Princeton. The communication was strange and intriguing. He was asked to investigate an unidentified airborne contact. This wasn't a terribly unusual request while a Strike Group was in transit or deployed far away from home waters, but it was more than a little strange practically in sight of the San Diego homeport. To add to the unusual communication, he was queried as to what ordinance he had on board.

"None."

While Princeton was communicating with Cheeks, they were also attempting to hand off the AAV [Anomalous Aerial Vehicle - KB] contact to the Air Wing's E-2C Hawkeye.

As Cheeks approached the spot he was being vectored to, Princeton advised him to stay above 10K as the section of Super Hornets were approaching the target. His radar picked up the FASTEAGLE set-up but no other contacts. A moment later Princeton directed him to "skip it" and return to the ship. Since he was so close, he decided to fly over the action , and sneak a peek.

The sea was calm, almost glassy smooth and it was late morning on a beautiful Socal day. Perfect conditions. As Cheeks flew over the spot he saw a disturbance on the surface of the ocean. A round section of turbulent water about 50-100 metres in diameter. It was the only area and type of what he called "white water" describing that it looked as if there was something below the surface like a shoal or what he'd heard a ship sinking rapidly would look like.

He overflew the disturbance and circled back in the dire...

13:02

It's taken their ABC 5 months++ to get the ball rolling for a new managing director Michael Smith News

On 24 September last year the ABC Board released this statement on sacking Michelle Guthrie as managing director. The Board said: The decision follows discussions over several months that concluded when directors resolved that it was not in the best interests of the ABC for Ms Guthrie to continue to...

11:46

February 16 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History Our Great Southern Land

1856 - Infamous Lola Montez opened at Ballarat in a series of sketches; greeted by packed houses she invited miners to shower nuggets at her feet as she danced. [1]

1881 - (Lady) Alice Maud Sewell was born; was the first woman to win the Wyselaskie scholarship in classical and comparative philology and logic. With Ethel Osborne, she was a founder of the Lyceum Club, Melbourne. Active in the Country Women's Association, she chaired the handicrafts and home industries committee in 1937-40, and was appointed a member of honour. She was also a member of the Victoria League and the Ormond Women's Association. In 1937 she was awarded the Coronation medal. [2]

1952 - Former Police Tracker Sergeant Isaac Grovenor, 52 year veteran of the NSW Police and recipient of the Imperial Service Medal passed. As a token of respect the Commissioner of Police, Mr. J. F. Scott, provided a mounted police escort to lead the funeral cortege from the funeral parlours in Crown Street along a portion of the route to the cemetery. Mrs. Grovenor and family expressed their deep thanks for the Commissioners kindness in providing the mounted escort and those of us who were so closely associated with Ike at the Police Depot and elsewhere know how the kindly old gentleman would have appreciated such a tribute from the Department to which he rendered such valuable and lengthy service. [3]

1965 - The Freedom Rides reached Moree home of the Gamilaraay people.
The mission had much better housing etc. than we'd seen anywhere, but there was a manager in control who was apparently very disliked and seemed rather unpleasant.

Ann Curthoys' diary from the Freedom Rides

We did the picket, but nobody much came around, and we all boiled, it was very hot. Then we went to the swimming pool. The manager refused to let the six aboriginals in and so we held up our posters and signs. After about 25 mins they let the boys in. Then Charlie arrived with a bus load of 21 aboriginal boys and they had to be all let in.
Ann Curthoys' diary from the Freedom Rides

We went back to the hall, had tea, and then went off to the Memorial Hall for the public meeting we'd arranged. There were over 200 people there and at first the atmosphere was very hostile, with lots of jeering and interjection."
Ann Curthoys' diary from the Freedom Rides

Jim Spigelman spoke first, about who we were and how we came to be there. Then John Powles, on the survey. Then Charlie. The questions were sometimes antagonistic but there were some very sympathetic ones too. Then a Mr Kelly got up and moved that the clause in the statute books about segregation in the swimming pool be removed. This was seconded by Bob Brown, and accepted 88 votes to 10. We were all thrilled to bits."
Ann Curthoys' diary from the Freedom Rides. [4]

1971 - Lady Alice Maud Sewell died at Berwick. [5]
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08:57

The Crime of Judicial Kidnap Can Accessories Be Punished? Gumshoe News

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

There can be no doubt that judges in various countries are feeding children to the pedophiles.  In Australia they can do it by writing orders, under the Family Law Act, to place the child in the care of a bad person. We have now heard of many cases that fit a pattern. (Of course I dont mean to include instance where the removal of the child from a parent is truly warranted.)

I call this the crime of judicial kidnap, but on the books it is just the crime of kidnap. I am very interested in seeing how the law can crack down on any judge who commits this crime. But a separate matter to consider is the punishment of various other persons that help the crime.

Clearly a judge could not carry off the whole deal without assistance. Below I will suggest that some of the occupational groups on which we find potential helpers are: police, lawyers, psychologists, and social workers.

Note: It does not matter that the judge wasnt physically present at the crime scene. You can commit a crime by ordering it. This is...

08:15

The Reason Why I Am Being Threatened and Attacked DavidShurter.com

For those of you who wonder why I am being threatened and attacked- here is what started it all

Original EXTENDED Version of Rabbit Hole- Under the Name Confessions of an Antichrist

My family was involved with child trafficking in Omaha in the 80s at a time this was reported in the national news as engulfing the Republican party going all the way up to the George Bush Sr/Ronald Reagan White House.

They are trying to shut both my sister and myself up to prevent what we know from ever coming out.

And as hard as we have tried- no one in authority has been willing to help investigate anything.

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Friday, 15 February

23:59

PERTH Woman charged with manslaughter over death of motorcyclist in Welshpool crash CrimeView

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Woman charged with manslaughter over death of motorcyclist in Welshpool crash .

February 15, 2019 at 08:30PM .

She has been refused bail and is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday. Police first attempted to stop the car the woman was allegedly

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22:26

How Washington has created chaos in Honduras Antony Loewenstein

Honduras is a key nation in the US-backed war on drugs. I visited there to report on what this meant for civilians, many of whom flee in fear to the US.

Heres my story in the new US outlet, Filter, covering drugs domestically and globally, on the grin reality in Honduras and why so many of its citizens are leaving in despair:

Trump Should Know How US Drug Policy Drives Migration From Honduras

 

22:18

The Nation interview on Afghan resources and peace prospects Antony Loewenstein

US magazine The Nation recently published my investigation into the Afghan mining industry. I was interviewed about the story, and the ongoing peace talks between the US and Taliban, on the popular Nation podcast, Start Making Sense:

18:34

Reveille - August 31, 1931 - AIF Aborigines : How Many? Aboriginal Genealogy Australia

I was going through some Reveille magazines that were inherited when my grandmother died years ago. The article titled A.I.F Aborigines : How Many appeared in the issue of August 31, 1931. A link to a copy of the article is here.

A second article titled Lever on Britain : Prisioners Suffer appeared in the December 31, 1931 issue of Reveille and refers to Douglas Grant. The article is available here.

17:36

MACKAY Drive without due care and threatening violence, Dysart CrimeView

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As a result, a 34-year-old Townsville man was issued with a notice to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court on March 13 for drive without due care

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17:36

MACKAY Man allegedly makes threat with hammer CrimeView

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February 15, 2019 at 09:03AM ,

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17:06

Lawyer X / Informer 3838 where the others include Corporate Australia


The recent publicly exposed scandal of 'Lawyer X / Informer 3838' shows the general population the dodgy state of the police force as well as the legal profession, not limited within the state of Victoria but rather in Australia as a whole.

Without any elaboration with regards to the corruption of Australia's judicature in cahoots with the police force, we'll get straight into the 'others' but not necessarily the only ones, who are involved in the current scandal that has made its way into the public's eye.

A source has named the following people, excluding Nicola Gobbo;

  • Altman, Marita
  • Brand, Anthony
  • Casey, Scott
  • Challinger, Michael
  • Peady, Eleanor
  • Perry, Kate

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16:40

Debunking: You cant talk about violence in Aboriginal communities #IndigenousX

Earlier this week the PM made reference to the abuse of Aboriginal children and immediately followed it up by saying were told we shouldnt talk about it. More accurately though, were told that were told that we shouldnt talk about it, but no one is actually saying we shouldnt talk about it. We are told that any non-Indigenous person who ...

15:03

A river of people moving north: sketches from the migrant caravan Overland literary journal

Walk and wait, wait and walk. They only have one purpose on this trip and its to reach the United States. Their life, for the time being, centres on migration.

14:39

Prime Minister's 2019 Statement on Closing the Gap ANTaR

The long and short of the PM's Closing the Gap Report and speech this morning is that we have gone backwards on closing the gap in the last 12 months. One year ago, as a nation, we were on track in 3 out of the 7 targets.

This year the PM announced in his annual report to Parliament that there are now only 2 targets that can be considered on track - efforts to close the gap in early childhood education and Year 12 attainment seem to be on track but sadly, child mortality has once again slipped.

Beyond the bland (and depressing) reporting on such limited success, the PM spoke about the current and hopefully game-changing efforts to form a genuine partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders to determine how to fix this national strategy.

Now, as much as ever, our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander friends, family, colleagues and fellow citizens need us to be standing with them to call on our governments to make fundamental changes.

I'll be saying more on all of this in the coming days and weeks.

For more Close the Gap campaign background and resources visit on our website.

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NEW ANTaR BLOG OUT NOW

To mark the start of our campaign for National Close the Gap Day 2019 we've started a new blog. ANTaR President Dr Peter Lewis, Former President Janet Hunt and I have brought together a range of perspectives on the status of Close the Gap and where the focus should be in 2019.

Enjoy the further reading and please do send any thoughts, comments and feedback my way, I'd love to hear from you.

Where are we at with Closing the Gap? - Paul Wright, ANTaR National Director

A Reminder of Unfinished Business - Dr Peter Lewis, ANTaR National President

The Gap that must be Closed: a Voice in Decision-making - Janet Hunt, ANU Associate Professor

So what more can you do?

National Close the Gap Day will be held on Thursday 21 March this year and there are number of thin...

14:38

Mardigan People Native Title Authorisation Meeting Aboriginal Genealogy Australia


The claim area is roughly centred around Quilpie, Queensland.

The Mardigan People who are members of the native title claim group for the Application are currently described as the biological descendants of the following people:

Charlie Zouch;
Mother of Fred Collins, Jesse Dixon, Jack Dixon, Nancy Colin and Tom Napoleon
Charlotte Wandilla
Mary Darrie
Henry Clive (also known as Harry Clive)
Mary Rebel
Judie and Tinker Wells
Paddy Murphy
Tommy Conbar
Henry Goodyenee Tilbooroo
Nellie Ardock

The purpose of Authorisation Meeting #1 is to:
(1) Consider anthropological materials and legal advice relating to an individual described as Jenny, mother of James Pegler and her descendants;
(2) Subject to (1) above, authorise the amendment of the claim group description for the Application to include the descendants of Jenny, mother of James Pegler.
Appeared in the Koori Mail dated February13, 2019

Notes

Nancy Pegler H/C was residing in Cunnamulla with her husband James Pegler H/C, Station worker, and two children in 1941.

Nita Pegler died at Tinapagie Stn, N.S.W. on 27. 7.1935 

Ward, Mayneside - Letter (21.12.1911) to Mr J Payne, MLA regarding working conditions, agreements and wages of Aboriginals which he notes 'is little better than slavery'.
Attached to this letter are two lists, one being a List of Halfcastes. Among the Names mentioned is Jimmy Pegler (of Thargomindah).

13:27

The Rock of Ages Forgotten Origin

The Rock of Ages

By Steven & Evan Strong

Special Thanks to Rocks Previous Guardian

The Smithsonian Institute has conceded that Ros" Rock 1 is unique and of great significance, as have many academics and researchers. Even so, in many respects, this most recent arrival surpasses the credentials of Ros" Rock 1. We are of the opinion that this rock is even more sensational in the implications involved and revisions demanded. Irrespective of our flights of fancy, what cannot be disputed is that this rock is utterly unique, there is nothing like it here or anywhere else on this planet. That much is certain but with one caveat, that it is the genuine article.

And that is the only elephant in the room." It has to be a fake; that is the only respite remaining in these turbulent seas. Otherwise nearly everything assumed to be factual when it comes to the evolution of humanity and literally, all that followed up to the most recent surge in technology, has to be wrong at almost every level. This engraved rock has to be inspired by mischief, motivated by duplicitous intent or idle hands. If it is genuine, then that contains an obligatory admission that the sophisticated technology on display is only available to specialists today, but was also being used in Australia in pre-Cook times.

The engraved SChuringa Stone was collected," along with some associated Original artefacts of highest quality and power, in the 1860s kept in a cave located in the dry centre of this continent, at a time before any substantial mining enterprise or reason to establish commercial farming, very few non-Original people were living in the area. Every day was difficult and an eternal drain and strain on people unfamiliar with the land. Staying alive, eking out an existence, was the only imperative, anything else was a luxury and creating such an elaborate exact testimony with no financial gain is pointless and illogical.

Even if we mistakenly dismiss these reali...

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Wednesday, 13 February

00:05

Video: Enrique Tarrio of Proud Boys Talks Political Persecution "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Proud Boys leader, Enrique Tarrio, grants Sarah Corriher an in-depth interview about the political persecution that he has been experiencing personally, as well as the persecutions of his friends. Chronicled is how in boardrooms from Silicon Valley to Wall Street, Marxist managers have declared war against American values and America itself. Enrique gives first-hand details of what has been happening on the front lines.

You may watch this on YouTube if there are any problems watching the video at this site.

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Monday, 11 February

22:00

Meta-analysis Finds Asking About Suicidal Thoughts Does Not Predict Suicide "IndyWatch Feed Health"

New data from a meta-analysis published in BJPsych Open found that the presence or absence of suicide-related thoughts or expressions of suicidal ideation does not predict later suicide. A team of researchers in Australia, led by Catherine M. McHugh, assessed the strength of this association by synthesizing the findings across 70 relevant empirical studies.

These findings provide insight into the common practice of asking about suicidal ideation and thoughts to predict whether or not one will later complete suicide. McHugh and team highlight that common practice hinges upon the ability to assess suicide risk based on suicidal ideation screenings accurately:

Clinicians sometimes rely on suicidal ideation as a crucial test for short-term suicide risk, and it has been argued that asking about suicidal ideation could form part of a screening test for later suicide.

Health professionals are expected to conduct careful assessment and risk planning when service-users present with suicidal ideation. Suicidal ideation is defined differently within the research literature. Some studies consider it to include the presence of both suicide-related thoughts and behaviors. Others consider suicidal ideation to include suicidal plans or an expression of ones wish to die.

In this meta-analysis, all definitions of suicidal ideation were included. Data were reviewed across 70 studies that examine suicidal thoughts. Results found that 60% of people who have died by suicide did not express suicidal ideation when asked at a specific time beforehand. A subgroup analysis that examined the association between suicidal ideation and later suicide in a non-psychiatric setting found that 80% of people did not express suicidal ideation when questioned by the general practitioner.

Moreover, the study suggests that although it may seem that further questioning about suicidal ideation would elicit more information to facilitate accuracy in assessment, it is also associated with a higher false positive rate. In other words, detailed questioning increases the likelihood of inaccurately assessing people as at-risk for suicide when that is not the case.

The authors summarize their findings:

Our study suggests that suicidal ideation is not sensitive enough to be very helpful as a stand-alone screening te...

19:33

New device simplifies measurement of fluoride contamination in water "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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IMAGE: The prototype device used with SION-105 to detect fluoride anions in drinking water. view more 

Credit: Marie-Th and Etienne Roux

Adding fluoride to water has been common practice in a number of countries, including the US, Australia, Brazil, Malaysia, India and Vietnam. In low concentrations (below 1.5 mg/L) can help prevent tooth decay and even strengthen bones, but going above that can have the opposite effect, causing serious dental and bone disease, especially in children and developing fetuses.

To keep things in check, the WHO has set 1.5 mg/L as the maximum limit for fluoride in drinking water. To determine whether drinking water is safe we need to detect fluoride in water at the level of parts-per-million (ppm), says Kyriakos Stylianou at the Laboratory of molecular simulation at EPFL Valais Wallis. Around 1-1.5 ppm is good for teeth, but in many countries the water sources have concentrations above 2 ppm can cause serious health issues.

But measuring fluoride at such low concentrations with sufficient accuracy is expensive and requires a well-equipped chemical lab. Because of this, fluoride contamination in water affects a number of developing countries today, and even parts of developed countries.

Led by Stylianou, a team of scientists have now built a device that can accurately measure fluoride concentrations using only a few drops of water even with low-level contamination resulting in a simple change in color brightness. Published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), the device is named SION-105, is portable, considerably cheaper than current methods, and can be used on-site by virtually anyone.

The key to the device is the design of a novel material that the scientists synthesized (and after which the device is named). The material belongs to the family of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), compounds made up of a metal ion (or a cluster of metal ions) connected to organic ligands, thus forming one-, two-, or three-dimensional structures. Because of their structural versatility, MOFs can be used in an ever-growing list of applications, e.g. separating petrochemicals, detoxing water, and getting hydrogen or even gold out of it....

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Sunday, 10 February

21:06

I Fail the Australian Character Test with R. Kelly and Chelsea Manning "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Australian Amphibious Assault Force Being Assembled By Kent Heckenlively, JD Its not every day you find yourself mentioned in The Hollywood Reporter. It wasnt because I obsessively Google myself that I discovered this information, but because my brother called me last Friday night, laughing hysterically.  I almost couldnt understand what he was saying because he Continue reading I Fail the Australian Character Test with R. Kelly and Chelsea Manning

The post I Fail the Australian Character Test with R. Kelly and Chelsea Manning appeared first on BolenReport.

05:38

Survival Medicine Hour: Radiation, Pt.2, Measles, Crystal Meth "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Survival Medicine Hour: Radiation, Pt.2, Measles, Crystal Meth

SURVIVAL MEDICINE HOUR PODCAST We dont often get to report good news these days, but heres something thats making the authorities celebrate and may have saved hundreds of lives in, of all places, Australia. In a joint drug bust, Australian and u.s. agents seize record-setting 1.7 tons of meth worth $1.29 billion in Los Angeles, []

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Saturday, 09 February

00:50

You could be using too much toothpaste. Heres how much Australian dentists recommend "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Do you pay attention to how much toothpaste you put on your toothbrush every day?

New research from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has found most children are using far too much.

In fact, the advice from the Australian Dental Association is less is more for both adults and children when it comes to brushing your pearly whites.

So how much is too much and what are the risks? We asked a dentist to explain.

What happens when you use too much toothpaste?

Most toothpastes contain fluoride, a substance that helps strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay.

But if young children ingest too much fluoride while their adult teeth are still forming, they can develop whats called dental fluorosis.

Fluoride in too higher concentration mixes with the other minerals that are trying to develop in our teeth. We have multiple minerals that make up our teeth and it basically changes the ratios, Norah Ayad, the senior vice-president of the Australian Dental Association Queensland, said.

This can cause teeth to become stained or discoloured, and in severe cases, affect the quality of their surface.

Because the mineral content of the teeth is changing, it can make the surface of the teeth not as smooth, Dr Ayad said.

Its much easier to brush and clean a smooth surface things are going to wipe off it easier compared to a really rough and raggedy surface which is what you get with quite severe fluorosis.

Dr Ayad said those with dental fluorosis were also more susceptible to decay and breakdown.

Only half of all Aussies brush their teeth twice a day

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Thursday, 07 February

10:03

Vaxxed II: The Peoples Truth "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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See the TRUTH that the Government, Doctors, and Big Pharma never wanted you to know

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Vaxxed II: The Peoples Truth is the follow-up to the award-winning documentary, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe.

When we set out across America promoting Vaxxed, thousands of empowered parents traveled miles to share the stories of what happened to their children.

These stories created a movement. A revolution that will change history forever. The parents have been lied to and will be silenced no longer. This is your story, your truth, and now we need your help to tell it.

The Story

After the release of Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe, the Vaxxed team toured the nation to attend premieres and answer questions. It was during these screenings that producer Polly Tommey, the mother of Billy, who has autism, realized that most parents attending the premieres were traveling miles just to ask questions regarding coping as a parent of an autistic child.

Polly realized that she needed to be speaking to the people on the ground, speaking to the masses. She needed to help them.

So, she came up with an idea: a tour bus.

In the summer of 2016, Polly found an old RV van and assembled her crew; Joshua Coleman, the cameraman, Patrick Layton, the driver, and Anu Vaiyda, editor and head of technology.

They set out traveling across every state in the United States, as well as tours in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The team worked tirelessly for 18 months hearing and sharing these families stories of vaccine injury.

Thousands of people would tune into the Vaxxed social media via Periscope, YouTube and Facebook Live to listen to the countless stories of vaccine injury, relating with the issues and providing support.

It wasnt long before these viewers formed a community and became a forc...

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Tuesday, 05 February

07:57

French Cancer Surgeon: Statistics Show HPV Gardasil Vaccine Linked to Increased Cervical Cancer Rates After Years of Decline Due to Pap Smears "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Dr. Nicole Delpine

Dr. Nicole Delpine

PARADOXICAL EFFECT OF ANTI-HPV VACCINE GARDASIL ON CERVICAL CANCER RATE

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. Niels Bohr (Nobel prized for his works on the structure of the atom and chemical reactions )

by Dr. Nicole Delpine, Oncologist, Surgeon
docteur.nicoledelepine.fr

Changing the natural history of cancer that increases in frequency and occurs faster.

It takes a long time to affirm that a preventive action really protects. But the failure of this supposed protection can sometimes be very quickly obvious.

To prove that the Titanic was truly unsinkable would have required decades of navigation on the most dangerous seas of the world. Demonstrating that it wasnt, took only a few hours

This Titanic demonstration is unfortunately reproduced by the Gardasil vaccination.

Evidence that vaccination increases the risk of invasive cancer can be rapid, if the vaccine changes the natural history of cancer by accelerating it.

The analysis of trends in the incidence of invasive cervical cancer published in official statistics (registers) was studied in the first and most fully vaccinated countries (Australia, Great Britain, Sweden and Norway). Unfortunately, its the case for HPV vaccines.

Pre-vaccination period : spectacular success of cervical smear screening with a steady decrease in the rate of invasive cervical cancer. 

In all countries that performed smear screening, the...

Monday, 28 January

22:00

DTaP Vaccine and Food Allergies: Trial Underway in Australia "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Epi-penAustralia has been hostile toward those who warn about vaccine injury. From the "Don't Punish Progress" files, comes this story.  Whooping cough is exhausting and dreadful. Anaphylactic food allergies are terrorizing for families. And sometimes deadly. A vaccine outcome or side effect should not be worse than the disease for which is purports to prevent. A parent should have a right to refuse this and every vaccine. Where there is risk, there must be choice.

Fears whooping cough vaccine gives children food allergies sparks major $4million trial involving 3,000 babies

A multi-million dollar trial has been launched to see if a whooping cough vaccine is linked to the dramatic rise in children with food allergies.

The number of Australian children with food allergies has skyrocketed since the late 1990s about the same time a new whooping cough vaccine was introduced.

Researches in Melbourne and Perth will test the theory that the two are linked on 3,000 babies as part of the $4million clinical trial.

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