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Sunday, 12 August

21:25

The Sherriffs Dept Has All The Emails I Recieved "IndyWatch Feed National"

Including this whole exchange :

This Is The Email Exchange Between Myself and IEATBABIES Who I Believe Is Doug Mesner aka John Kilrush aka Satanic Temples founder Lucien Greaves

And within 30-45 minutes after I published this exchange was when my Gmail account Davidshurter1@gmail.com got hacked- preventing me from making a YouTube video about it.

And this group of emails was NICE compared to others I recieved.

But the Sheriffs dept has them all- as I was just forwarding them as I got them.

20:09

Christine Assange speaks out for Julian "IndyWatch Feed National"

On August 9th, Sydney beamed out strong support for Julian Assange with a live-to-air event: THE GAGGING OF JULIAN ASSANGE. The venue, with live audience, was Politics in the Pub at the Sydney Gaelic Club. Thanks goes to the #Unity4J movement and particularly its Stream Team, for their invaluable technical support.

The remote guest speakers were Julians mother, Christine Assange, and the President of the New Zealand Internet Party, Suzie Dawson, who spoke to the audience live from Moscow.

In Sydney, the speakers were Cathy Vogan, Professor Stuart Rees and Mike Head. Christine was interviewed two days earlier by Cathy Vogan, and this was pre-loaded to the stream. There had been mysterious problems, in getting her connected to the live monthly VIGILS that #Unity4J have been running, so no risks were taken

Here is the entire show, as broadcast on August 9th, with a direct link to Suzie Dawsons talk. As viewers will see from the opening remarks by Vogan, there was a power failure (and internet lockout) while Christines interview was playing. Dawson focuses on the #Unity4J movement to save Julian now 2700 people strong, and comprised of artists, writers, techs and speakers. She addresses the idea of bringing together people with different political opinions, who have one common aim, and how thats been panning out.

Big shout-out to Gard Lord, @Jarraparilla, for this list of the main points made by Christine Assange:

*** UK extradition does not require a prima facie case There is absolutely no proper legal process for my son. The US Grand Jury is in secret it has no defence allowed and it has no judge

*** If UK get him on the [bail] warrant, which should be defunct, they can then drop that [and] serve the Grand Jury indictment with no proper legal process. Then they can extradite Julian to the US, again without legal process because you dont have to present a prima facie case

*** And then,...

18:59

MACKAY Window, TV smashed at Andergrove house "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY August 11, 2018 at 07:00AM ,

Window, TV smashed at Andergrove house

August 11, 2018 at 07:00AM ,

breaching bail and driving with drugs in her system has been placed on probation for 12 months after appearing in Mackay Magistrates Court.

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17:59

Possessing any object specifically for the purpose of self-defence, lethal or non-lethal, is a criminal offence in Australia. "IndyWatch Feed National"



Possessing any object specifically for the purpose of self-defence, lethal or non-lethal, is a criminal offence in Australia. There are many women, raped and/or murdered, who would have been liable to prosecution had they been carrying anything that might have saved them.



Home Invasions, Murder & Assaults from May to August 2018.



Home Invasions, Murder & Assaults 2018.
MAY 31 2018 - 2:47PM
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17:46

Israeli minister urges assassination of Hamas leaders "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Miri Regev, the Israeli culture and sport minister. Miri Regev, the Israeli culture and sport minister.

Israeli culture and sport minister has called for the assassination of the leaders of Hamas Palestinian resistance movement, stressing that Israel should reinstate its policy of targeted assassinations.

Miri Regev told a recent meeting of local leaders of Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip that the Palestinian resistance movements senior officials should live in fear.

We must go back to the policy of targeted assassinations of leaders of this murderous terrorist group, she added, referring to Hamas.

Other Israeli politicians likewise called on the Israeli leadership to come down harder on Hamas, which controls Gaza and has defended the enclave against three Israeli wars.

Leader of Israeli party Zionist Union Avi Gabbay, who was visiting the city of Sderot in the west of Negev Desert, was recently quoted by media as saying that Israel had a strong army and weak politicians, who would not intensify the regimes aggression.

The current regime doesnt know how to deter a terrorist organization or to negotiate, he added.

Israel has assassinated many Hamas figures over the past years.

Last March, it assassinated Mazen Fuqaha, one of the groups senior figures, in Gaza. The victim was shot with four bullets to his head.

In 2010, Israel had itself embroiled in an international scandal when its operatives used false European and Australian passports to assassinate senior Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in the United Arab Emirates.

Oren Hazan, an Israeli lawmaker from Likud Party, also recently said, We are not hitting Hamas hard enough for fear of an ongoing conflict, even though we are deep inside one.

If we would have hit them, they wouldnt have allowed themselves to shoot 200 rockets in one day. So enough with the stories that we hit them hard. The public isnt stupid, and neither is Hamas, he added.

Besides staying prepared to take the territory under wholesale warfare, Israel regularly strikes G...

16:14

Searching for Cod "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

I've been a bit obsessed with Murray Cod since being part of the 'Fragments' exhibition

Hape Kiddle, curator, gave me a fragment of River Red Gum from a Murray Cod statue he's creating.

His statue will be 2.2 metres, which is apparently the largest Murray Cod on record.

To the right is one of the Murray Cod studies he exhibited with the other fragments.

Below is a video I recorded at Ulupna Island earlier this year, which might be a Murray Cod.

11:00

Muslim terrorist training camp in New Mexico "IndyWatch Feed National"

And his father Iman Siraj Wahaj - the mentor of Linda Sarsour - spoke at Quest for Success in Sydney lst year pic.twitter.com/k3HTSOstJT Neryl McPhee (@NerylMcphee) August 12, 2018 https://www.smh.com.au/national/ji-training-camps-held-in-blue-mountains-asio-told-20021130-gdfw5w.html

09:28

Australian people's response to Romania's government corruption "IndyWatch Feed National"

One thing that true blue, fair dinkum (dinki-di) Australians will never have on the wogs, oops sorry politically incorrect term used (will one be gaoled to a more formal setting?), 'Europeans' is the zest and oomph they possess, maybe as a result of centuries of border shifting.

It seems that the 'administration' of the colony we call Australia have stitched up the general population with an alternate reality or distraction, where the focus is on data consumption via social media, 'reality tv' (as opposed to reality), blind consumerism, because of the new government slogan 'it's good for the economy'  and the classic government approved favourite of footy and alcohol consumption.

One can sure put forward the very plausible argument that the people in the Australian Government are more corrupt than the mutts in Romania, but it seems that all 'Aussies' are interested in is ... 'da foody' (spewed out incoherently in a thick bogan accent).



Some things will just never change.

Australian Government: 1

Richmond supporters : 0

(Disclaimer: Not all 'Aussie's don't; care/act)

08:57

"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed National"

"Have you ever seen the Milky Way's glow create shadows? To do so, conditions need to be just right. First and foremost, the sky must be relatively clear of clouds so that the long band of the Milky Way's central disk can be seen. The surroundings must be very near to completely dark, with no bright artificial lights visible anywhere. Next, the Moon cannot be anywhere above the horizon, or its glow will dominate the landscape. Last, the shadows can best be caught on long camera exposures.
Click image for larger size.
In the above image taken in Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia, seven 15-second images of the ground and de-rotated sky were digitally added to bring up the needed light and detail. In the foreground lies Loch Ard Gorge, named after a ship that tragically ran aground in 1878. The two rocks pictured are the remnants of a collapsed arch and are named Tom and Eva after the only two people who survived that Loch Ard ship wreck. A close inspection of the water just before the rocks will show reflections and shadows in light thrown by our Milky Way galaxy."

08:12

PERTH Kingsley burglary series arrest, WA "IndyWatch Feed National"

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08:04

COME HOLY SPIRIT (FALL AFRESH ON ME) "IndyWatch Feed National"

Comment under the video below

Mal Fletcher
8 months ago
I wrote this little song Come Holy Spirit at my piano in Melbourne, Australia in 1985. Since then, thank the Lord, it has been all over the world as have I. The Lord truly chooses the simple things. So grateful.

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05:53

Despite Going Through Hell- I AM in NO WAY Suicidal "IndyWatch Feed National"

This whole situation with my dogs is being done as an attempt to destabilize me in hopes I become suicidal. OR they want to hurt me and CLAIM I hurt myself- although doing such is COMPLETELY against my faith and would NEVER happen.

There have been NO calls to the Sherriffs office regarding my dogs EVER and I have letters from my neighbors completely discrediting the one ANONYMOUS complaint my city hall is using to try to take them away from me.

This is not, in my opinion, a coincidence that this happened within days after my interview on Lift the Veil

The attacks against me have been crazy. My Gmail account davidshurter1@gmail was hacked- effectively preventing me from making YouTube videos.

Someone has tried to poison my dogs twice.

I have an army of trolls online trying to discredit me to try and prevent anyone from listening to me- generally using anonymous or fake names.

The good thing however about my Gmail account being hacked is I no longer have to deal with emails from Doug Mesner aka John Kilrush aka IEATBABIES aka Justin Sanity aka Satanic Temples founder Lucien Greaves.

So at least there is THAT silver lining.

I have to admit dont trust the new leaders of this mess who only seem to focus on their OWN claims while completely dismissing the history of this mess.

And have NO doubt- what happened in Omaha in the 80s DOES matter. It IS part of the history of this mess- and those who dismiss it or discredit it are not to be trusted in my opinion.

But let me say- no matter WHAT happens to me I will NEVER commit suicide or intentionally hurt myself in ANY way.

04:06

U.S. Air Force Base Almost Hit By Huge Meteor This Is What You Need To Know "IndyWatch Feed National"

Many news outlets have been reporting on a huge meteor that many were unable to see that hit near US military base but there is a lot more to this story than you think. The whole ordeal is quite peculiar and well worth breaking down.

Back on July 25th (2018), an early missile warning was triggered at the Thule Air Base. The Thule Air Base for those who do not know is about 43 kilometers south of Greenland. This missile was said to be traveling at a speed of 24.4 kilometers per second but as it turns out was not a missile but a meteor.

This meteor hit the earth and exploded with 2.1 kilotonnes of force according to News.Com.Au, they actually confirmed with NASA that this meteor should have hit the base itself. Hans Kristensen Director of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists actually tweeted about the event when impact occurred. He was one of the first and few to actually speak up about the whole ordeal itself.

Because of this and other similar tweets, many news reporters called the air base as well as NASA to see if the base itself had been harmed. With that being said, according to Military Times the Air Force said within days of the event that the meteor did not hit the facility and it was fine. It did no damage to Thule what-so-ever.

The Military Times reported as follows:

The story was first reported by Australian media, then re-upped by Fox, which provided the rocket fuel for a frenzy of reporter calls to surprised base and NASA spokesmen.

The Air Force did call its space command, a defense official said on the condition of anonymity, since of course, that action would confirm that the U.S. Air F...

02:18

Facing Indictment, GOP Rep. Chris Collins Wont Seek Re-Election "IndyWatch Feed National"

NEW YORKIn an about-face, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is ending his re-election bid days after the Republican was charged with insider trading.

Collins released a statement Saturday morning saying he will suspend his campaign and fill out the rest of his term. Collins was indicted Wednesday on charges he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. He had said later that day he would remain on the ballot despite the indictment and fight the charges.

I have decided that it is in the best interests of the constituents of NY-27, the Republican Party and President Donald Trumps agenda for me to suspend my campaign for re-election to Congress, the statement said.

He went on to say he will fill out his term and continue to fight the meritless charges brought against me. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Wednesdays indictment charges Collins and two others, including his son, with conspiracy, wire fraud and other counts.

Prosecutors say the charges relate to a scheme to gain insider information about a biotechnology company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Auckland, New Zealand.

Jessica Proud, a spokeswoman for the New York state Republican party, said no decision has been made about a possible replacement for Collins on the ballot. She said the party is weighing its options.

02:00

SOTT FOCUS: The Truth Perspective: The Affirmative Action Brigade: How Identity Politics Is Destroying Western Militaries "IndyWatch Feed National"

Traditionally a male institution, the last decades have seen the rise of policies that push for equal inclusion of women in all areas of military service. But they're not working, for some strange reason. Men still dominate militaries all over the world, including in western democracies. This has led to charges of systemic discrimination, misogyny and toxic masculinity. But no worry, the gender activists have the solution: affirmative action, including special woman-only incentives to attract them into the military. But will these additional policies work? Or will they only result in a more 'toxic' military atmosphere? Are the ideals of 'diversity, inclusivity, and equity' compatible with the purpose of a military as an effective fighting force, or are they mutually exclusive? Today on the Truth Perspective we look at recent developments of gender politics in the military, with Australia as a case study and ask the question: are such policies making the military a better institution, or just making it weak? Running Time: 01:24:57 Download: OGG, MP3 Listen live, chat, and call in to future shows on the SOTT Radio Network!

00:21

English Catholic schools child abuse scandal "IndyWatch Feed National"

This video from England is called Where are Downside and Ampleforth Catholic schools, what are monks accused of?

By Sam Tobin in England:

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Child abuse inquiry report finds schools prioritised reputations over child protection

TWO leading Catholic schools prioritised their own reputations and those of sex-abuser monks over the protection of children, according to a damning report published today.

Inquiry chair Alexis Jay said: For decades, Ampleforth and Downside tried to avoid giving any information about child sexual abuse to police and social services.

Safeguarding children was less important than the reputation of the Church and the wellbeing of the abusive monks.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) found that the true scale of sexual abuse of children at Ampleforth and Downside schools over four decades was likely to be considerably greater than numbers cited in the convictions.

Ten men, mostly monks, at Ampleforth in North Yorkshire and Downside in Somerset were convicted of or cautioned for offences involving sexual activity towards children or...

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Saturday, 11 August

23:54

Dying cancer patient, poisoned by the same weed killer found in Capilano Honey, awarded $A395M "IndyWatch Feed National"

A cancer patient in the US has been awarded $395 million Australian dollars ($US289 million) after a court found he got cancer from Roundup which Capilano Honey CEO Ben McKee admitted to beekeeper Simon Mulvany has also been found in Capilanos honey. Roundup is made by US agro-chemical giant Monsanto and there are hundreds more people []

20:37

Our ABC for us and ours! Well done to the ABC Local team!!!!!!! "IndyWatch Feed National"

The ABC Red Cross Appeal to help Australian farmers (since 5am 10 August) as of 6pm 11 August - TOTAL: $1,028,000. @RedCrossAU @ABCRural pic.twitter.com/RKpbjh3kpw Jennifer (@JenIngall) August 11, 2018 UPDATE Maybe a word from the wise here - from our reader JM!!!! Glad the abc trusts the Red...

20:33

Pastor Keith Ainge in charge of protecting children at Hillsong headquarters at Baulkam Hills, Sydney, Australia, is a Pedophile Protector "IndyWatch Feed National"

Pastor Keith Ainge and his wife Sue

Pastor Keith Ainge and his wife Sue. Pastor Keith Ainge is a Pedophile Protector. Formerly at Desert Life Church Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. Now in charge of Child Protection at Hillsong headquarters in Baulkahm Hills, Sydney, Australia- a real case of a perverse snake in amongst Hillsongs children.

 

Pastor Keith Ainge who was recently put in charge of protecting Hillsongs children is in fact a Pedophile who should be charged with not reporting a pedophile to the Police and for sheltering a pedophile. The pedophile being Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong.

Pastor keith Ainge is a Pedophile Protector, and now a crafty snake in charge of protecting Hillsongs Children.

20:24

Brendan Nelson - brilliant on Ben Roberts Smith VC MG. Well done Brendan. Lest We Forget. "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Australian War memorial director Brendan Nelson has spoken about the claims made against Ben Roberts-Smith. #7News pic.twitter.com/avcEYbnFTH 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) August 11, 2018

17:45

Philippines: Drug Suspect Who Previously Surrendered To Police and Went To Rehab, Killed Gang Execution Style "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Abraham Cabuena, 49, was driving his motorcycle in Barangay Cagayungan when he was shot at around 10 a.m.
Boy Santos
Raymund Catindig (The Philippine Star) August 11, 2018 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines A drug suspect in President Dutertes watchlist was killed by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants in Barangay Nanguneg, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur on Thursday.

Abraham Cabuena, 49, was driving his motorcycle in Barangay Cagayungan when he was shot at around 10 a.m.

Police said Cabuena, who yielded under Oplan Tokhang in 2016, recently attended a community drug rehabilitation program.

Meanwhile, 21 sachets of shabu weighing 85 grams with an estimated street value of P1.2 million and 515 grams worth P6.27 million were recovered in drug raids in Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

Earlier this week, more than six kilos of shabu worth P73.4 million were recovered in  drug busts in the cities of San Carlos and Bacolod. Police said it was the biggest shabu haul not only in the province but also in the entire Western Visayas.

In Bulacan, 44 sachets of shabu were recovered from 28 persons arrested during drug stings in the last two days, according to Senior Superintendent Chito Bersaluna, acting Bulacan police director.  Jun Elias, Ramon Efren Lazaro, Gilbert Bayoran

Read more at https://www.philstar.com/nation/2018/08/11/1841424/drug-surrenderee-dutertes-watchlist-slain-p62-million-shabu-seized#iWcm5YHm27Ir0q8b.99
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17:37

Australia - Oberon - Letter | We just want democracy when it comes to fluoride "IndyWatch Feed National"

ON Tuesday evening, July 17, I attended the Oberon Council meeting where the decision was made to fluoridate the town water supply. 
I had to leave the meeting prior to the vote taking place as I was leaving the next morning for a short holiday and I had yet to pack my bag.
Over the last few months there has been a gathering of how the people of Oberon felt about having their water supply fluoridated. We all respect that we may have different views, however the percentage of 69 per cent saying no is a significant number.
Democracy is what we ask from all levels of government: federal, state and local. Democracy is provided by allowing the community to have their say and representatives from all three levels of government should never forget the reason they have been elected. 
All we, t...

17:24

Woe is me! "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Melbourne misery

It feels a bit counterintuitive to be writing about misery after a magnificent morning of boogie boarding at Coolum Beach. 

However, I flew down to the Melbourne winter for a couple of days this week - enough to make any resident Queenslander miserable! - and looking with a raised eyebrow at the mass consumption in full swing down there and it got me wondering about all the talk of stretched household budgets and the like. 

Way back in the 1970s American economist Arthur Okun created his famous misery index, which added the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to the annual rate of inflation to produce a crude measure of pain for households and economic displeasure for the average voter.

Of course, any such index can't reflect the experience of all households.

And given that inflation rates have been much lower on average since the introduction of inflation targeting the results might always look relatively rosy for the modern household.

Australian crawl

With all that in mind I decided to have a bit of a crack at creating a modern Australian equivalent index. 

Firstly, we still start with the seasonally unemployment rate.

It's not perfect, not least because the unemployment rate is very much a lagging indicator, and as such may be prone to understating household pain at the beginning of a recession.

I dabbled with the idea of using the underemployment rate instead, but that isn't perfect either - even if you were using the volume measures - and ultimately there is still no better measure for the health of the economy than the rate of unemployment.

So that's the first part of the index. 

Then we add the headline inflation rate, also in the spirit of Okun (you could make a case for using a core measure of inflation, which would be hard to argue with). 
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17:21

Homo erectus, extinct by laziness? "IndyWatch Feed National"

This 2016 video is called HD Documentary: Becoming Human, Episode 2, Birth of Humanity (Homo Erectus).

From Australian National University:

Laziness helped lead to extinction of Homo erectus

August 10, 2018

New archaeological research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that Homo erectus, an extinct species of primitive humans, went extinct in part because they were lazy.

An archaeological excavation of ancient human populations in the Arabian Peninsula during the Early Stone Age, found that Homo erectus used least-effort strategies for tool making and collecting resources.

This laziness paired with an inability to adapt to a changing climate likely played a role in the species going extinct, according to lead researcher Dr Ceri Shipton of the ANU School of Culture, History and Language.

They really dont seem to have been pushing themselves, Dr Shipton said.

I dont get the sense they were explorers looking over the horizon. They didnt have that same sense of wonder that we have.

Dr Shipton said this was evident in the way the species made their stone tools and collected resources.

To make their stone tools they would use whatever rocks they could find lying around their camp, which were mostly of comparatively low quality to what later stone tool makers used, he said.

At the site we looked at there was a big rocky outcrop of quality stone just a short distance away up a small hill.

But rather than walk up the hill they would just use whatever bits had rolled down and were lying at the bottom.

When we looked at the rocky outcrop there were no signs of any activity, no artefacts and no quarrying of the stone.

They knew it was there, but because they had enough adequate resources they seem to have thought, why bother?.

This is in contrast to the stone tool makers of later periods, including early Homo sapiens and...

17:20

The Watchers News Brief: August 10, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Strong cold front hits Australia's southeast, one death, hundreds of emergency callsOne person was killed after a strong cold front hit Australia's southeast on August 10. The storm produced strong winds across Victoria, with gusts up to 125 km/h (78 mph),...... Read more

17:00

Monsanto loses case against man dying from Roundup cancer "IndyWatch Feed National"

From CBS in the USA, 10 August 2018:

Monsanto Ordered To Pay $289M To Dying Groundskeeper Who Blames Weed Killer For Cancer

Dewayne Johnsons lawsuit was the first of hundreds of cases filed in state and federal courts alleging that Roundup causes non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

This 10 August 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Terminally Ill Man Awarded $289 Million After Jury Rules Weed Killer Roundup Caused His Cancer

A terminally ill California man won a milestone case against agricultural giant Monsanto after he claimed the companys weed killer, Roundup, gave him cancer.

Dewayne Johnson, 46, was awarded $289 million in damages on Friday after a jury ruled the companys product was the reason he developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma, according to the Associated Press. Monsanto denies the claims their product causes cancer and told the wire they plan to appeal the verdict.

Johnson, a former school groundskeeper, said he used the weed killer regularly while spraying it on the grounds he worked on in the San Francisco Bay Area school district. In one instance, the product left the father of two soaked after a hose broke in 2012, according to CNN.

He claimed he con...

16:00

Turnbull makes John Setka sound credible advising on corporate governance "IndyWatch Feed National"

Hey .@TurnbullMalcolm ! Maybe @unionsaustralia could run some good governance courses for the big banks. And to think your solution is to throw more money at them! Corrupt!#auspol https://t.co/jJQaAKv81C John Setka (@CFMEUJohnSetka) August 11, 2018

15:31

Bluestone toilets in Frankston - Why this petition is important "IndyWatch Feed National"

Why do I think the preservation of a working fifty-year old bluestone toilet block, in the face of its unnecessary replacement by a production-line designed one, so important that I can bring myself to promote a change.org petition to save it? Because somehow this blocky polylith has shown the capacity to unite us, where we can agree on little else. We live in a very atomised society, suburbanites here in Australia, victims of change and population engineering. People find it difficult to agree on complex politics, but the toilet block is an obvious example of something that does not need fixing, but that someone is fixing to fix. It should be too small for the council to fight us over it, but since the council intends to replace all bluestone blocks, stopping this would obviously frustrate a significant financial transaction. Someone is benefiting financially from this overkill, but not us.

Somehow the threatened removal of the sturdy bluestone toilets symbolizes important elements of our disempowerment. Some of these are our resentment at impermanence, our growing lack of local self-determination, lack of real consultation in favour of manufactured consent, industrial design over artisanship, synthetics over stone and trees, abuse of authority, planning facism, consumerism, delocalisation of decisions, spin replacing argument, and corporate beneficiaries taking over local employment and manufacture.

Our state-ruled local government has different values from many of the locals. These values are for the imposition of unnecessary new infrastructure of banal style and flimsy construction in place of something that anyone can see is durable and which has taken on the thermodynamic patina of age and locality a sign that it belongs. Somehow this toilet block seems the right place to make a stand. See the petition here or republished below.

Retain & Refurbish Bluestone Toilets in Frankston

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14:28

The bumpy road to think tank transparency in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

During the week I received a response to my enquiry to the ATO requesting a list of Approved Research Institutes (some of which are think tanks like the IPA) however, as you will see from the response at the foot of this post, the problem of think tank transparency in Australia has a lot of hurdles to overcome before we will be in a position to understand who is funding them.

Australian tax law prevents the disclosure of organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient status which would presumably affect transparency regarding Approved Research Institutes that have DGR status. Im not sure why I was not provided with a list of ARIs that do not have DGR unless every ARI in Australia also has DGR, thus preventing disclosure. Given the secrecy provisions, who knows? See the thread below for a discussion of the issues surrounding think tank transparency.

International debate leans toward expecting greater transparency from think tanks. Transparify recently released its annual report, rating think tank transparency around the globe, announcing that overall, funding transparency is improving.

A couple of Australian think tanks made the 4 star rating but the IPA does not rate a mention presumably because T...

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14:27

Winter Washing of Fruit Trees "IndyWatch Feed National"

Although it may look like there is not much happening with your fruit trees over winter, the microscopic world of fungi is making plans, strategically laying in wait in the cracks and crevices of your trees until the weather warms up. The most prevalent fungus is Peach Leaf Curl, causing the disfigurement of leaves, and sometimes the fruit, on your peach, nectarine, apricots and even almonds. However there are many other fungal problems that may occur and winter spraying is a good way to help reduce the incidence of fungal problems.

Peach Leaf Curl will cause the lovely new growth on your trees to appear blistered and puckered and in severe cases it can cause pimples on fruit and premature fruit drop. In the cool moist weather of early spring the fungus will multiply and if the cycle is not broken your trees will continue to be infested year after year.

Other fungal diseases that may be dormant on stone fruit include Shot Hole, Freckle Spot, Rust and Powdery Mildew.
There are several things you can do to minimise the spread of Peach Leaf Curl and other fungal diseases in the garden.
Practise good garden hygiene. Pick up fallen leaves from the ground and avoid putting them in your compost. Remove damaged or rotten fruit and keep the tree pruned to an open vase shape to increase air circulation.

Plant your tree into well prepared soil in the right position with plenty of sun and good air circulation. Keep up a regular fertilising and watering schedule.

Spray your trees during winter with a low impact fungicide. Winter-washing helps to kill off any spores and can greatly reduce the incidence of Peach Leaf Curl and other fungal problems.

Winter Washing

The best spray to use is either copper oxychloride or lime sulphur sprayed in alternate years. The first spray should be in late autumn at leaf fall just before the tree enters its dormancy. Spray again at bud swell or bud burst in late winter or early spring. Once the leaves have opened out it is too late to spray for Peach Leaf Curl and many other fungal diseases. Safe and effective spraying can only be done at the end of the following summer.

When spraying fruit trees, be aware of the potential impact that spray drift may have on surrounding vegetation, soil micro-organisms, pets and humans. Spraying is usually done to the point of run-off, where the spray liquid has completely covered the tree surface and runs off on to the ground. It may be prudent to lay spra...

13:58

Heatstroke Comes in Handy: A Day in Bostoniensis "IndyWatch Feed National"

Chariots of Fire

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

Two persons indisputably died as a result of the 2013 Marathon bombing: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, age 24 and Ibraghim Todashev, 27.  Another four reportedly died: Sean Collier, 27, Martin Richards, 8, Lingzi Lu, age 23, and Krystle Campbell.  Jahar Tsarvaev was convicted of the murder of each of those four. He is currently on Death Row.

I own up to being a partial...

13:50

CRIME CULTURE: Scrublands by Chris Hammer "IndyWatch Feed National"

CRIME CULTURE: A priest massacres members of his own church congregation in a drought-ridden New South Wales town. Charles Sturt University academic, Therese Taylor, explains why the newly released Scrublands is such a timely novel. [READ MORE]

13:03

Two months ago today, Officer Kevin Valencia was shot in the line of duty and remains in a coma. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Two months ago today, Officer Kevin Valencia was shot in the line of duty and remains in a coma. Today, his son Kaleb started kindergarten. Since his daddy couldnt be there, Kevins Squad & @ChiefJohnMina escorted Kaleb to his first day of school.https://t.co/GfxTWL7pgt pic.twitter.com/TUVfKjStYe Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) August 10,...

12:43

Department of Veterans Affairs and their mind-numbing bureaucracy "IndyWatch Feed National"

Yesterday I was in an East Timor SASR veteran's home for a few beers along with some other diggers. Each man had several tales of woeful, bureaucratic indifference from Australia's Department of Veterans Affairs. These men wrote out a cheque to Australia made out to the value of their life...

10:59

Bizarre DMCA Takedown Requests Censor EU Censorship News "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Last week we reported how impostors abuse the DMCA takedown process to punish rival pirate sites.

Just when we thought wed seen it all, an even more bizarre collection of takedown requests appeared.

This time our very own publication is a target, along with several other sites that cover censorship related news and developments.

At the center of the matter is the reporting agency Topple Track. In a series of takedown requests, the company targets a broad selection of perfectly legitimate sites, sites that have nothing to do with the content for which the notice is sent.

For example, this request was sent to Google on behalf of Melbourne artist Gamble Breaux, supposedly listing sites that linked to infringing copies of her song This Time.

However, most, if not all of the links in the notice are completely unrelated. This includes our article on pirate site blocks in Denmark, and a Danish news report on the rise of illegal streaming.

Sigh

Even more bizarrely, perhaps, the same notice also lists several articles about the EU upload filter and link tax proposals.

This includes the Savethelink.org campaign site, this article from Boing Boing, as well as an article from the German news site Der Spiegel, and a post from law firm Wilde Beuger Solmecke.

Worryingly, the same notice also lists an article from EU Member of Parliament Julia Reda, which Google has indeed removed from its index.

Redas article, gone
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10:24

Virus or Variegation "IndyWatch Feed National"

A common error gardeners make is to assume that appearance of coloured areas on leaves is caused by natural variegation, fungal infection or nutrient deficiency.  In many cases, the variegated colour of leaves of some shrubs, indoor plants, lettuces, herbs is a natural mutation.  Happily, this is not a destructive mutation, but one that results in less chlorophyll in some parts of the leaves, causing a paler and mottled effect.  Sometimes, keen gardeners have selected these plants and bred from them. These variegated plants can be lower in vigour and shorter-lived than their normal relatives but this hasnt affected their popularity as garden plants.

Variegation Due to Plant Viruses

There is, however, variegation caused by some sort of plant problem. Although some garden pests, such as aphids can cause leaf yellowing, this colour change is not the only sign of an infestation.  A more problematic cause of colour change is infection by disease-causing viruses or virus-like viroids and phytoplasmas, of which there are hundreds.  Shown at the left is the leaf symptoms of cucumber mosaic virus (image courtesy of www.whitefly.org).

Fortunately, trees and Australian native plants have few virus disease problems and, interestingly, viruses in wild-growing plants dont seem to develop disease, although they have not been studied as well as cultivated plants.  It is in cultivated plants, mainly food crops, that virus infection is of most concern. Because viruses and virioids are very simple organisms with DNA or RNA coated by a protein layer. They cannot survive for long or multiply outside of a host so they are obligate parasites they can only increase in number inside a living organism.  Once inside the plant, the plant is harnessed into producing more virus.  The plant cannot grow properly because its energy and nutrients are diverted away from normal activities like photosynthesis.

Shown here are the leaf and fruit symptoms of tomato spotted wilt virus (images courtesy of North Carolina Co-operative Extension).

Virus infection may result in...

07:03

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Australian media lies about record hot July and wheat crop wipeout "IndyWatch Feed National"

Trustworthy Australian media claims July 2018 as the hottest month ever in the country, but even the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says its 2nd warmest day time highs, and 5th warmest mean since records began. Australia's drought is set to significantly worsen as well based on past patterns of climate on longer multi-century and multi-millennia cycles. South America was below normal temperatures overall for July 2018. Sources

06:27

Heroin "IndyWatch Feed National"

I dont use illicit drugs. Im 61. Age doesnt stop a lot of people in Bellingen, Northern Rivers, New South Wales Australia, where I live, from using illicit drugs, even heroin. Most whove used heroin for a long time are long dead.

No matter what I write, what Im writing wont stop people using illicit drugs.

But here goes

In 2010, I observed someone very close to me with very serious drug psychosis through the the window in a padded cell in the lock-up section for drug addicts and the mentally ill called Kiloh, the psychiatric ward at Prince Alfred Hospital in Randwick, Sydney. This person had been using multiple drugs in a serious drug binge lasting four months. They were mainly using very strong laced hydroponic marijuana. This type of marijuana, grown by bikies and other criminals in houses converted to drug labs, caves and the Australian bush, is at least thirty times stronger than the bush-grown marijuana we used to smoke in the 1970s back in New Zealand. Then it is laced with amphetamines or whatever these criminals have available.

I first observed someone using heroin in 1972 when I was 16. A friend has been doing a carpentry course in Huntley, near Auckland, New Zealand. He made friends with some teenagers aged about 16 from Auckland. I visited him at one of his friends houses in Remuera, Auckland, one of Aucklands most affluent suburbs. In a large bedroom on the basement level a young man was in bed resting. He got up sleepily, and injected himself with heroin, and lay back on the bed and fazed out, very high.

I was always scared of heroin and strong drugs. Many of my Auckland friends when the family moved there in 1974, used LSD. I never used it. I smoked a lot of weed (marijuana) from the age of 15 to 19, when I became a Christian. I was always Christian in a way, but I did the 70s counter-culture teen rebellion thing.

One of the home group leaders under my leadership at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst, Sydney, the early name of Hillsong, in the 1980s, Michael Driscoll, suicided in the 1990s in Ireland. Michael went back on heroin, which he was on with his friend, the famous Australian painter Brett Whitely, and many other artists and their friends in Sydney in the 1970s, prior to Michael becoming a Christian. Jonathan Page and others helped Michael find Christ. Then in the 1990s he lost his way, moved to Ireland, went back on heroin, and suicided. I attended Michaels funeral in Neutral Bay in the 1990s.

04:40

Rep. Chris Collins is arrested for insider trading "IndyWatch Feed National"

Charges to three defendants also include wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and making false statements New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins was arrested and indicted on charges related to securities fraud Wednesday. The indictment is tied to securities of an Australian biotechnology company, Innate Immunotherapeutics where Collins has served on the board of directors. Collins' latest sale of Innate Immunotherapeutics holdings was on June 20, 2018 and valued between $15,000 and $50,000 according to House periodic transaction reports. He bought at least 4 million shares between 2016 and 2018, according to the reports. Collins' value in Innate went from $25,000,001 to $1,000,001, according to his most recent financial disclosure. He serves on the Health subcommittee of House Energy and Commerce. Last August, the House Ethics Committee took up an inquiry into Collins and allegations that he had shared nonpublic information about the company, in violation of House rules, standards of conduct, and federal law. Collins gained personal benefit and provided nonpublic information to his son Cameron Collins who sold nearly $1.4 million of Innate Immunotherapeutics shares, according to a complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. "Christopher Collins knew or recklessly disregarded that he breached his duty by disclosing this inside information to Cameron Collins," the SEC said.

04:30

Former Australian Cricket Star Receives Criticism for Endorsing ICO "IndyWatch Feed National"

A former Australian cricketer has received criticism over his decision to publicly endorse an initial coin offering (ICO) platform. Michael Clarke tweeted his support for Brisbane-based Global Tech earlier this week.

Clarke Should Buy Sandpaper Instead of Endorsing ICOs

Two days ago, the former Australian cricket team captain took to Twitter to promote a company looking to create a platform described by SmartCompany as part social network, part cryptocurrency exchange.

In the tweet, Clarke included the message, exciting times ahead along with a marketing image from Global Tech. The image depicts the former cricket star with the quotation:

I am really excited to be involved with Global Tech. Their ambition and drive is something that I resonated with straight away and I cant wait to learn more about blockchain technologies.

Since posting the image, Clarke has received an intense backlash from both the cryptocurrency community and fans alike. Many questioned why someone with little to no prior experience in the tech industry would risk their reputation on an ICO given the funding methods track record for fraud and failure.

One particularly amusing response to the endorsement was from John Hempton. The prominent investor suggested to the former cricketer that sandpaper would be a better investment. He was, of course, referencing the recent Aussie cricket scandal in which members of the national team had been found using...

04:07

Coral reefs since the age of dinosaurs "IndyWatch Feed National"

This May 2018 video says about itself:

The Coral Reef: 10 Hours of Relaxing Oceanscapes | BBC Earth

Sit back, relax and enjoy the colourful world of coral reefs as we take you on a journey through some of the most vibrant parts of our blue planet with this 10 hour loop.

From Penn State university in the USA:

Diverse symbionts of reef corals have endured since age of dinosaurs

August 9, 2018

Coral-algal partnerships have endured numerous climate change events in their long history, and at least some are likely to survive modern-day global warming as well, suggests an international team of scientists.

The teams conclusion is based on the finding that the relationship between corals and the mutualistic micro-algae that enable them to build reefs is considerably older and more diverse than previously assumed.

Past estimates placed the initiation of these symbiotic relationships at 50 to 65 million years ago, said Todd LaJeunesse, associate professor of biology, Penn State. Our research indicates that modern corals and their algal partners have been entwined with each other for much longer since the time of the dinosaurs, approximately 160 million years ago. During their long existence, they have faced severe episodes of environmental change, but have managed to bounce back after each one.

According to LaJeunesse, the micro-algae, commonly called zooxanthellae of the dinoflagellate family Symbiodiniaceae live inside the cells of corals, allowing them to acquire energy from sunli...

02:04

The Drama Surrounding My City Manager and Doug Mesner "IndyWatch Feed National"

I spoke to the Sheriff who has been working with me since I moved here with concerns to the break Ins and attacks and now I understand why things are playing out as they have.

First of all, let me say I trust this Sheriff and realize that my belief that they are working like the Algona WA police did is COMPLETELY unfounded.

Right when I moved to Earling I got threatening emails from Doug Mesner- bragging that he already had contacts in Earling who were going to get me. The Sheriff I spoke to HAS these emails and every other one I have recieved since coming here.

The city manager befriended me before I had even got to Earling- as we would have hours long conversations on the phone before I ever even left WA.

I trusted her so much that I gave her keys to my house and she was one of the witnesses on my Last Will and Testament.

During these constant break ins I was going through- she was telling me it was my neighbor- who she told me police were investigating for manufacturing meth in their basement, however today the Sheriff told me this wasnt true.

My neighbors were NEVER being investigated. Let alone for anything doing with narcotics.

At the height of all of this- the city manager gave me a photocopy of a check my neighbors had written the city for their water bill.

I didnt understand why but at the time I just thought, as my friend, that the city manager was just trying to help me.

Now- talking with the Sheriff for an hour today- I know this is FAR from the truth.

Today I learned that had I done ANYTHING with that check- like posted it on my blog- I could have faced criminal prosocution.

In doing so I would have gone to jail as that protection order would have put me in jail for a year. But all I did was throw it in a pile of stuff in my office- as it seemed useless to me, and- until just recently- forgot about it.

I went in search of it after realizing what had been stolen from my house and figuring out it was the City Manager. Consequently I notified my Sheriff AND my neighbor whos check was photocopied.

But this was a setup the entire time. Doug Mesner was directing it- my city manager was helping- and with the break Ins and threats- they thought I would be reactionary and do something stupid- which would have landed me in jail- thus allowing Mesner to follow through with his promise to have me murdered in jail.

As far as the dogs- the Sheriff informed me they have NEVER recieved any complaints about my dogs until this anonymous one that the city of Earling filed. However he told me that Earling is just following the direction of their city attorney and that they have the right to reject putting me on the agenda....

00:46

Can Taiwan counter Chinas mounting pressure? "IndyWatch Feed National"

As China increases its pressure on Taiwan, Taipei is taking countermeasures to promote itself as a regional haven for democracy and civil rights. But is it sufficient to deal with Beijing? William Yang reports.

    
President Tsai Ing-wen and President Xi Jinping (Reuters/T. Siu, picture-alliance/Xinhua/L. TAo)

On July 24, China successfully lobbied five other members of the East Asian Olympic Committee to revoke Taiwans right to host its first-ever East Asian Youth Games next year.

Recently, a group of Taiwanese LGBTQ activists accused Beijing of pressuring the organizers of the Gay Games in Paris into banning the display of Taiwans flag.

Also, a performance by a Taiwanese high-school choir at the UN Center in Vienna was reportedly canceled due to pressure from the Chinese embassy in Austria.

On July 25, four major US airlines complied with Beijings demand to alter Taiwans description on their websites, changing the destination to Taipei instead of Taiwan. The total number of international airlines that have so far caved in to Chinas demand is now 44.

Read more: Australia says China pressured Qantas over Taiwan status

China continues to lay claim to the island under its one China policy, which Taiwan rejects, and hostility toward Taiwan has only grown in Beijing since Tsai Ing-wen (Tsai pictured above, with Chinese President Xi Jinping) was elected as Taiwanese president in 2016.

Screenshot offizielle Website der Fluggesellschaft Delta (delta.com)China has forced a number of international airlines to use Taipei instead of Taiwan as their destination

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23:55

Australias Biggest Bank Launches Worlds First Blockchain Bond With World Bank "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia has maintained a Blockchain-friendly position with its government-backed exploration of Blockchain technology for various applications. Now, it is getting ready to issue the worlds first Blockchain bond upon being mandated by the World Bank.

Australia to Create Distributed Ledger Bonds

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) will reportedly create, allocate, transfer and manage the bond using Blockchain technology. The $AUD Kangaroo bond, named bond-i, will be delivered on a private Ethereum blockchain being utilized by the World Bank and CBA in Washington and Sydney, respectively. The Blockchain platform has been designed and developed by the CBA Innovation Labs Blockchain Centre of Excellence and an independent review of its technical architecture, security and resilience has been conducted by Microsoft.

The initiative is a part of the World Banks mandate to reduce poverty and promote development, as a part of which, it issues bonds worth US$50-US$60 billion annually for encouraging sustainable development. The World Bank is focused on helping countries to leverage the technology for sustainable development, and it aims to explore disruptive technologies such as blockchain to expedite its progress towards the fulfilment of Sustainable Development Goals.

A media release on CBAs website states This collaboration built on the longstanding partnership between the two organisations, with the World Banks 70-year track record of innovation in the capital markets and CBAs globally recognised Blockchain Centre of Excellence combining to deliver the project successfully.

In 2017, the CBA had issued a prototype cryptobond for Queensland Treasury Corporation utilizing its capital markets blockchain platform, and become the first government entity both in Australia and in the world to do so.

The Australian government has also been proactive in investigating the technology for its efficiency gains and implementing it across a range of sectors. The country has signed a five-year $740 million deal with IBM to use crypto and other new technologies to enhance data security. Australias Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is researching the technology, hoping to apply it in international trade and supply chain management for better security and transparency. Another area where the country is aiming to implement the technology is for tracking the provenance of s...

22:58

What I Endure Trying to Get My Family Child Trafficking Mess Exposed "IndyWatch Feed National"

Right now I am fighting to keep my dogs based on anonymous lies that are negated by my neighbors signed declarations. Jan Gaul- Earling IAs acting mayor- sent me an email telling me I could not come to a public town hall meeting and plead my case.

The Sheriff s dept told me they have never recieved any complaints- esp of them running around in loose in town- although Sheriff Donovan- who delivered the order to me last Sunday- told me city hall said it had happened three times.

However- Earling IA is a tiny town with less than 400 people and had this EVER happened- the Sherriffs dept would have been flooded with calls.

My neighbors have said they rarely bark- that they are gentle and sweet- as did my vet who also declared they were current on their rabies shots.

The Sheriff read Jan Gails letter three times- told me he didnt understand it and ended up calling the county attorney for clarification- who didnt understand it either.

And I can PROVE this conversation with the Sheriffs dept because I have the entire conversation on video. (I have learned these many years NOT to trust the police).

I figure those I am fighting think that if I loose my dogs- Ill either commit suicide or they can make it LOOK as if I did. However- this will NEVER happen as it is against my faith and I will NEVER risk my soul regardless of how much pain I am forced to endure.

I am even expected to do the impossible and register my dogs- despite the fact Earling IA has no such thing in place on the books.

This is NOT the first time I have had to deal with things like this.

On the protection orders granted against me in Kent WA- it was put on the documents and even mentioned in court that I threatened the Algona WA police. However- had I actually done this- I would have gone to jail and since that never happened- it is obviously a lie.

And the Algona WA police knew this- as after the fact I told them every video listed on that protection order had NOTHING to do with the petitioners but ONLY and SOLELY dealt with Doug Mesner aka John Kilrush aka IEATBABIES aka Justin Sanity aka Satanic Temples founder Lucien Greaves and they responded with we know .

So they obviously had read the orders and knew the claim that I threatened them was a lie. And yet they delivered the order and I lost the case anyway.

These people will do anything they can to shut me up. And they will hurt me any way they can.

All to protect their secrets regarding child trafficking and pedophilia.

18:35

Celeste Liddle: Comedian makes fun of Indigenous women and gets away with it "IndyWatch Feed National"

Racially and sexually objectifying Aboriginal women reflects a long practice in Australia and abroad.

18:29

Coal Mining in Australia: Prospects for India "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

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By Taazakhabar News Bureau

Minerals are back-bone of Australias economy. Australia is leading producer and net exporter of minerals. More than 300 mines over Australia produce over 22 varieties of mineral ores. Mining has directly or indirectly touched the lives of people and contributed billions of dollars to Australias wealth. The industry has developed 26 towns, 25 airfields, 2,000 kilometers of railway and 12 ports besides upgrading the facilities in existing ports.

Mining industry has been a catalyst for Australias economic development and is the largest source of private employment. Around 167 000 people are directly employed and almost a similar number some 153 000 are indirectly employed by the industry. The industry also serves as a spring board to leverage a number of immigrants wanting to make a fortune.

It is said to be so important that when it sneezes the Australian economy catches a cold. The industry accounts for 7% of GDP, 20% of investments and 50% of exports of goods and services.

Minerals are Australias largest export. Coal and iron ore are two of Australias largest export earners. The two types of coal mined in Australia include high-quality black coal and the lower-quality brown coal. The Black coal is mined underground in Queensland and New South Wales, and is used for domestic and overseas power generation and industrial boilers. Brown coal found in Victoria and South Australia is of lower quality due a higher ash and water content. Australia holds 8 per cent of the worlds black coal resources and accounts for 6 per cent of world production. In terms of brown coal resources Australia represent 24 per cent of total world resources. Coal is Australias biggest export commodity. Australia accounts for around 34 % of world black coal trade54% of world metallurgical trade and 18% of thermal coal trade. Almost 75% of Australian black coal production is exported. Australia has one of the largest coal reserves (76200 million ton) almost 10% of the world total.

Coal also referred to as Black Gold accounts for 25% of Australias exports. Though Coal is mined in varying quantities in almost every state of Australia, New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland account for 97% of Australias production and almost its entire black coal export. Victoria has the largest reserves of brown coal, used exclusively for power generation. The brown coal deposits in Victoria with low mining costs is one of the worlds che...

17:16

World Bank Taps Australias CommBank to Issue Its First Blockchain Bond "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The World Bank Group has partnered with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to issue a bond with blockchain. The CBA, one of the four major commercial banks in Australia, stated in the issue on Friday that itd won a mandate from the World Bank to organize the issuance of the bond, which would be created, transferred and managed by means of a blockchain platform. The technology, already developed by CBAs in house blockchain laboratory, intends to get key parties at a bond issuance process like investors and banks to be participating nodes in the distribution of network.

World Banks chief info officer Denis Robitaille commented at the release: This pioneering bond is a milestone in our efforts to find out how we may advise our client nations on the opportunities and risks that disruptive technologies provide as we strive to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals. The ABC, who designed and developed the technology, said its a personal blockchain at the top of the ethereum network and had been examined by Microsoft regarding the systems architecture, safety, and resilience. The announcement follows the news in December 2017 that the CBA is developing a blockchain system for issuing bonds in cooperation with a major world issuer, whose name wasnt disclosed at the time.

Presently, several major financial institutions in the world, like JP Morgan, the Agricultural Bank of China, and BBVA, have already tested blockchain based systems for bond and loan issuance. World Bank picture via Shutterstock. The leader in blockchain information, CoinDesk is a media outlet that tries for the highest journalistic standards and adheres to a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

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