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  • Australia needs Indonesia. Who else supports developing this relationship?

    01/17/2019 2:31:08 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 44 replies
    Austral-Indonesian Tujuhbelasan ^ | 17 January 2019 | https://tujuhbelasan.com/
    Is Indonesia the missing link in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (between India, Australia, Japan and America) created as a response to the rise of China? Do Free Republic readers believe reaching out in friendship to Indonesia is in the interests of The West?
  • US still most trusted Philippines ally – Pulse Asia

    01/14/2019 7:11:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 01/14/2019 | Helen Flores
    MANILA, Philippines — The United States has remained the country most trusted by Filipinos, and Russia and China the least, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey. The poll, taken from Dec. 14 to 21 last year, showed 84 percent of Filipinos saying the Philippines should extend “a great deal/fair amount of trust” to the US. This was higher than the 79 percent recorded in March 2017. The US was followed by Japan and Australia with trust ratings of 75 percent and 72 percent, respectively. Great Britain/United Kingdom obtained 57 percent. Reacting to the survey result, Malacañang expressed optimism Filipinos’...
  • Australia Bans Encryption!

    01/14/2019 9:53:50 AM PST · by rarestia · 55 replies
    Medium ^ | Dec 8, 2018 | Shyla Kahn
    In a move supported by both major political parties in Australia, a bill named the “Telecommunications Assistance and Access Bill 2018,” has passed the House of Representatives and is headed to the upper House for a vote. Given its bi-partisan support and the position of PM Michael Turnbull regarding encryption, passage into law seems certain. A Hacker News article provides additional details about the bill and its ramifications, not only for tech companies like Apple, Samsung, WhatsApp, Signal and others but also for individuals. The intended purpose of the legislation is to give the Australian government and security and law...
  • John Howard saves woman from domestic violence incident in Wollstone (former Australian PM)

    01/12/2019 9:12:59 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | January 13, 2019 | Linda Simalis
    Former prime minister John Howard personally intervened to stop a domestic violence incident after stumbling across a couple fighting in the street. Mr Howard, 79, was on his daily walk near his home in Wollstonecraft about 7.45am on Wednesday when he saw the clash. It is understood a man was attempting to put something in a bin, triggering a row with a woman that allegedly escalated into physical violence. A Liberal source said Mr Howard called out “Hey” in a bid to stop the fight, before standing with the woman until police arrived. The former Liberal leader, who celebrates his...
  • The inexplicable conviction of Cardinal Pell (month-old news, but a different analysis)

    01/12/2019 7:46:04 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | Dec 17, 2018 | Phil Lawler
    Through bitter experience over the years, I have learned never to proclaim that some trusted figure couldn’t possibly be guilty of sexual abuse. I have learned to wait, to weigh the evidence, and if a court finds the man guilty, to accept that finding. Since I don’t know the facts, I cannot guarantee that Cardinal George Pell is innocent of the offenses of which he has been convicted in a secret trial. But I can say that a grave injustice has been done, for several reasons. First, because in a proper legal system, not only is justice done, but justice...
  • Andy Murray tearfully announces he'll retire from tennis in 2019 due to hip injury

    01/10/2019 6:10:49 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 10, 2018 | Pete Blackburn
    It appears Andy Murray will be walking away from tennis in 2019, but exactly when is still up in the air. The British champ announced that he plans to retire this year, saying he'd like to play through Wimbledon in July but may not be able to make it that far. Murray, 31, has battled lingering hip issues for nearly two years and has been unable to return to full strength. As Murray met with the media on Thursday to talk about the Australian Open, which begins on Monday, he tearfully delivered the news. "Obviously I have been struggling a...
  • Walk with Jesus in complete Peace[charismatic caucus]

    01/06/2019 2:52:25 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Do you see my children I Am moving through the storms in your life even now sweeping up all your circumstances into the forgetful sea, Therefore do not look back for I AM God and not man . Come to Me ~ Run to The Lord of the battle for I command Peace and it is My Peace I SPEAK OVER YOU EVEN NOW . . . I hold the very Matrix and Tapestry of ALL CREATION in My Hand and as I move so it surrenders its movement to me. So come and Be one with Me My children...
  • New Pentagon Chief Shanahan Urges Focus on China 'Great Power Competition'

    01/06/2019 8:44:52 AM PST · by familyop · 2 replies
    SpaceNews by way of Space.com ^ | January 6, 2019 | Sandra Erwin, SpaceNews Staff Writer
    WASHINGTON — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan held his first national security meeting at the Pentagon on Wednesday (Jan. 2). On his second day on the job, Shanahan informed senior DoD leaders that he intends to stick with the national defense strategy that former Secretary James Mattis rolled out a year ago. The meeting, attended by the secretaries and undersecretaries of the military services and other top officials, is a routine gathering that the defense secretary conducts twice a week. According to a DoD official, Shanahan told attendees to focus on the national defense strategy and to "keep this effort...
  • With new autonomous train, Australia is now home to the world’s largest robot

    01/05/2019 7:16:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    digitaltrends.com ^ | January 3, 2019 2:13PM PST | Luke Dormehl
    “This is a world first,” a spokesperson for Rio Tinto told Digital Trends. “It is the first fully autonomous, long-distance, heavy-haul rail network in the world. The successful deployment is the culmination of a $940 million project and has the potential to transform the productivity and flexibility of the 1,700-kilometer network between our 16 iron ore mines and two ports.” But why turn this job over to machines to run? According to the company representative we contacted, there are several reasons. (And, no, immediately getting rid of employees isn’t one of them. Rio Tinto says that no layoffs are expected...
  • ‘Five Eyes’ Nations Quietly Demand Government Access to Encrypted Data (Sept. 4, 2018)

    12/26/2018 6:04:48 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    NYT ^ | Sept. 4, 2018 | David E. Sanger and Sheera Frenkel
    The Trump administration and its closest intelligence partners have quietly warned technology firms that they will demand “lawful access” to all encrypted emails, text messages and voice communications, threatening to compel compliance if the private companies refuse to voluntarily provide the information to the governments. The threat was issued last week by the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the so-called Five Eyes nations that broadly share intelligence. Collectively, they have been frustrated by the spread of encrypted apps on cellphones and the ability to send encrypted messages through social media and, most prominently, on Apple’s iPhones.The issue...
  • Patriotic Countries That Rejected the UN’s Global Governance of Migration in 2018

    12/25/2018 9:24:09 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Dec 2018 | Victoria Friedman
    2018 was the year that the United Nations made it first attempt at the global governance of migration — a move rejected by patriotic countries like the United States, Hungary, Israel, and Australia. On December 19th, 152 countries at the UN General Assembly in New York City voted in favour of adopting the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. A dozen countries abstained, including Australia and Italy, and five countries voted against it, three in the European Union — the United States, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Israel.The UN began drafting the document in response to Europe’s migrant...
  • Jesus Calling[charismatic caucus]

    12/25/2018 3:27:21 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    I AM calling to you from The Garden of My Sacred heart My Beloved One And it is only as you make Me Alone your first fruit in every part of your life and breath that My Manifold Wisdom becomes your crowning glory for it is as you come and take My Hand in yours that we Truly BECOME ONE !
  • Thousands evacuated near Sydney high-rise after cracking noises spur fears of collapse

    12/24/2018 7:23:03 AM PST · by DFG · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/24/2018 | Travis Fedschun
    Thousands of people living near Sydney's Olympic Park are facing an uncertain Christmas Eve after residents of a newly opened apartment building reported unsettling noises, generating fears of a possible collapse and prompting evacuations Monday. Emergency responders were called to the Opal Tower on the city's west side across the street from the site of the 2000 Sydney Olympics after residents reported hearing "cracking noises" during the morning, New South Wales Police said in a statement.
  • Come Closer to The Sound of God's Voice[charismatic Caucus]

    12/21/2018 5:10:32 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    My child the quill is not yet a feather , I am still putting your life together, your soul and My Spirit are one, yet I have truly in reality with your life just begun, to perform My will in you and your testing is almost through, so surrender it all, Hear My Spirit's call ! Allow Me to wash this all away, come to Me right Now not another moment not another day . . . Sit at My feet and just listen to Me, I AM here as all 3 . . . YOUR FATHER, Your Lord and...
  • Men At War

    12/17/2018 1:02:41 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 21 replies
    www.tujuhbelasan.com ^ | 17 December 2018 | Geoff Fox
    The senselessness that sometimes overtakes men at war. Certainly not all the time. Lest We Forget.
  • ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Actress Yael Stone Accuses Geoffrey Rush Of Inappropriate Behavior

    12/16/2018 6:24:46 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 16, 2018 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    Orange is the New Black star Yael Stone has come forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior against Academy Award-winning actor Geoffrey Rush, who was accused last year of another case of misconduct. Stone said that she has been afraid to talk about her experiences with Rush who she starred in a stage production of The Diary of a Madman in 2010 and 2011. According to an interview with the New York Times, she said that he danced naked in front of her, used a mirror to watch her shower and sent erotic text messages. At the time, Stone was 25...
  • Archaeologist debunks the myth of "the nearly naked Bushmen"

    12/16/2018 12:33:34 PM PST · by ETL · 21 replies
    Phys.org ^ | December 14, 2018 | Øystein Rygg Haanæs, University of Oslo
    It is said that "clothes maketh the man." It is therefore a paradox that researchers have not shown more interest in the dress of the San hunter-gatherers, historically among the most studied groups of people in the world. Vibeke Maria Viestad, a senior lecturer at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo, believes this is so because of a prevailing myth about "the nearly naked bushman.""The San people dressed differently from us, often with a bare upper body, and were therefore perceived as naked when first met by Europeans. This view was commonplace in travel...
  • Waltzing Matilda reenvisoned

    12/15/2018 7:50:44 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 36 replies
    https://tujuhbelasan.com/ ^ | 16 December 2018 | https://tujuhbelasan.com/
    A reworking of Australia's unofficial natiional anthem.
  • Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

    12/15/2018 3:48:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/15/2018 | By Isabella Kwai
    SYDNEY, Australia — Australia announced on Saturday that it now recognizes West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and will move its Tel Aviv embassy once a peace settlement is reached. “Australia now recognizes West Jerusalem, being the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government, is the capital of Israel,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australian said on Saturday. “It is the right of every country to determine its national capital,” Mr. Morrison said in a speech to the Sydney Institute, a public affairs forum. “We look forward to moving our embassy to West Jerusalem when...
  • Expect years of construction: Md. Beltway, I-270 toll lanes to be built in phases from Legion Bridge

    12/15/2018 10:18:54 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 19, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Toll lanes around the Capital Beltway and I-270 in Maryland could be built in several separate phases and even operated by different companies under the latest plans released to industry insiders. It indicates Beltway construction could last for years. The first phase would include fixes for the Legion Bridge.A new document sent last week ahead of the next forum for private companies that could design, build and operate the lanes said that while Maryland eventually plans more than 70 miles of toll lanes from Frederick to Bethesda and from the Legion Bridge to near Oxon Hill, building out...