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The Thinking Moms’ Revolution

Vaccination Tyranny Hits Down Under

 

In April of this year, the Australian federal government officially joined the state Queensland and Victoria governments and declared war on our children and our community.

How and why would they do this?

The how is the easy part: Despite the fact that vaccination is not compulsory in Australia, they passed a law that financially penalises low-income families who do not vaccinate their children according to the recommended government schedule and removes the right of parents to object based on conscientious, philosophical and religious reasons. As of January 1, 2016, these families, some of which already have vaccine-injured children, will lose up to $15,000 a year per child if they do not do as they are told by the Australian government, and yet they have the gall to say that these families still have a choice.

A choice of whether to become homeless . . . or vaccinate?

A choice of being able to feed and clothe their families . . . or vaccinate?

I don’t know about you, but if that is a “choice” then so is blackmail.

Add this to the Victorian government’s law that all unvaccinated children must be banned from early childhood education and you will see that. for some governments in Australia, the idea of segregating children is a good thing. So much for the government’s commitment to Universal Access to Early Childhood Education?

 

 

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Cairns Post

State authorities investigate deaths of 80 birds at Tablelands swamp

Authorities are investigating after 80 birds, mostly magpie geese, were found dead at Has

Authorities are investigating after 80 birds, mostly magpie geese, were found dead at Hasties Swamp near Atherton.

AUTHORITIES  are investigating after about 80 birds were found dead at Hasties Swamp near Atherton.

Tully man David Clarke was showing friends around the Tablelands on Wednesday when they came across the gruesome scene.

“We could see a big flock of birds on the edge of the lagoon,” he said.

“When we were driving out, we discovered a sick bird on the road.

“There was no injury to it, so we released it back into the water.

“Then we saw the dead bodies of dozens of birds and ­others in a dying state, that’s when we realised something drastic was going on.

“It was distressing to see birds flapping around dying.”

Mr Clarke reported the deaths and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, and Biosecurity Queensland are now investigating.

 

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M7.1 – SOUTHEAST INDIAN RIDGE

Preliminary Earthquake Report

  • 4 Dec 0115 22:24:55 UTC
  • 5 Dec 2015 04:24:55 near epicenter
  • 4 Dec 2015 16:24:55 standard time in your timezone
  • 1020 km (632 mi) ENE of Heard Island, Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • 2961 km (1835 mi) SW of Busselton, Australia
  • 3005 km (1863 mi) SW of Bunbury, Australia
  • 3048 km (1889 mi) SW of Albany, Australia
  • 3124 km (1936 mi) SW of Perth, Australia

Location Uncertainty

Horizontal: 8.6 km;

Vertical 1.8 km

Parameters

Nph = 89; Dmin = 1118.9 km;

Rmss = 0.98 seconds; Gp = 42°
Version =Event IDus 100043z2

For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

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Southeast Indian Ridge 7.1 Magnitude EQ

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M 7.1 – Southeast Indian Ridge

Time
2015-12-04 22:24:55 UTC
Location
47.643°S 85.093°E
Depth
10.0 km

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M 7.1 – Southeast Indian Ridge

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Daily news

4 November 2015

Most of Earth's mass extinctions caused by… mineral deficiencies

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Are you getting enough minerals? A new theory suggests most of Earth’s mass extinction events could have been caused by a lack of essential trace elements in the world’s oceans, causing fatal deficiencies in marine animals, from plankton to reptiles.

Earth has been hit with five mass extinction events. The two most dramatic ones had pretty clear causes. The dinosaurs were probably wiped out 66 million years ago thanks to a massive meteor falling on modern-day Mexico, while the end-Permian extinction, which wiped out 90 per cent of species 252 million years ago, was probably the result of massive volcanoes in Siberia.

But that leaves three other mass extinctions, with no agreed cause.

“It’s a complex scenario,” says John Long from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. He says there are probably a lot of causes conspiring to drive these mass extinctions. But his latest work suggests fluctuations in essential minerals in the ocean could be an important, and so-far completely unexplored, cause.

Essential selenium

Earlier this year, researchers discovered that periods when the ocean had high levels of trace elements – like zinc, copper, manganese and selenium – seemed to overlap with periods of high productivity, including the Cambrian explosion, when most groups of living animals first appeared.

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Daily Mirror UK

What is it? Weird glowing blue sea creature that eats jellyfish washes up on Australian beach

Sylke Rohrlach/Flickr Blue glaucus aka Blue Dragon
Blue glaucus aka Blue Dragon

A strange and seldom-seen sea creature has made a rare public appearance.

This is the Blue Dragon – or glaucus atlanticus – which was caught on camera after washing up on Australia’s Gold Coast.

The bizarre-looking creature is in fact a sea slug, and feeds on blue bottle jellyfish – otherwise known as Portugese Man O’ War.

While the jellyfish has a powerful sting that can severely injure humans, the Blue Dragon is unaffected by the venom.

In fact, the Blue Dragon packs a fairly nasty sting of its own.

 

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Newcastle Herald

Whale washes up at Warrnambool beach | photos

THE carcass of a young humpback whale has washed up at Levy’s Point.

Two Warrnambool residents walking their dog made the discovery on Tuesday evening and reported it to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on Wednesday afternoon.

Their father, who contacted The Standard, said the whale washed up at the eastern end of the beach, near the rocks.

“It’s in a reasonable condition at the moment and is washed fairly high on the sand,” he said.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning confirmed the reports on Wednesday night.

Senior biodiversity officer Mandy Watson said the animal had been identified as an 11-metre humpback whale, suggesting it was a young animal.

 

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Extreme Weather Australia State of Victoria, [Statewide] Damage level Details

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Extreme Weather in Australia on Sunday, 01 November, 2015 at 10:36 (10:36 AM) UTC.

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Storms along the New South Wales-Victorian border have brought down trees and damaged a number of houses near Strathmerton, the Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) has said. A storm in a line from Tocumwall to north of Seymour has brought down a number of trees south of Shepparton around Kialla and in communities around Cobram and Nathalia. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) also warned of a severe storm, possibly with large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain near Pakenham, east south-east of Melbourne. The bureau issued an updated severe weather warning for destructive winds, large hail and heavy rainfall for the north east, west and south Gippsland and parts of the central, east Gippsland, northern country and north central forecast districts. Locations affected may include Morwell, Traralgon, Sale, Moe, Bairnsdale and Maffra. “The humidity has been building all week. It’s built even further in the last 24 hours,” senior forecaster Richard Carlyon said. “[The bad weather] wasn’t too widespread yesterday. “But it looks like today, being more unstable, more humid and also a low pressure trough moving through we do have more ingredients available today for a more widespread nature of severe storms.” Monday is expected to be much cooler and less humid but, in a fairly unsettled week, the pick of the days is Melbourne Cup day. “It looks as though the cup will be run on a dry day, temperature in the low 20s,” Mr Carlyon said. “We should see a fair bit of sun around as well. So [it will be] a fairly pleasant day after an unsettled day [Saturday] and Oaks Day will be wet.”

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Reports of storm damage in northern Victoria as storms sweep across state

Updated Sat at 11:51pm

Storms along the New South Wales-Victorian border have brought down trees and damaged a number of houses near Strathmerton, the Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) has said.

A storm in a line from Tocumwall to north of Seymour has brought down a number of trees south of Shepparton around Kialla and in communities around Cobram and Nathalia

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) also warned of a severe storm, possibly with large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain near Pakenham, east south-east of Melbourne.

The bureau issued an updated severe weather warning for destructive winds, large hail and heavy rainfall for the north east, west and south Gippsland and parts of the central, east Gippsland, northern country and north central forecast districts.

Locations affected may include Morwell, Traralgon, Sale, Moe, Bairnsdale and Maffra.

 

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Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:30AM
Australia’s Defense Minister Marise Payne

Australia’s Defense Minister Marise Payne

Two Australian warships will join the Chinese Navy in the South China Sea to hold naval exercises in disputed waters there, Australia’s Defense Minister Marise Payne says.

Anzac-class HMAS Stuart and HMAS Arunta frigates of the Royal Australian Navy will soon arrive at China’s main base of Zhanjiang in a port call ahead of the drills scheduled for early next week, Payne said on Thursday.

“The Royal Australian Navy has a long history of engagement with regional navies and regularly conducts port visits and exercises – including in China,” she said.

The development comes just days after a US Navy guided-missile destroyer entered waters close to islands where China is said to be doing construction work in the sea.

Payne dismissed any changes or delays to the schedule of the drills “since the United States activity” in the South China Sea. She, however, stopped short of providing any information about the exact location of the exercises.

This file photo shows the Anzac-class HMAS Stuart frigate of the Royal Australian Navy.

 

On October 27, the USS Lassen sailed near what is referred to in the West as the Spratly Islands archipelago, a disputed group of hundreds of reefs, islets, atolls and islands in the South China.

 

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Extreme Weather Australia State of New South Wales, Sydney Damage level Details

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Extreme Weather in Australia on Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 at 10:32 (10:32 AM) UTC.

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Emergency crews are working to restore power to about 5,000 homes and businesses after a severe storm swept across Sydney and parts of New South Wales. The storm was forecast to bring heavy rainfall that could lead to flash flooding in parts of the Mid North Coast, Hunter and Central Tablelands. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has cancelled its warning for Metropolitan Sydney and the Illawarra. However, a severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds has been issued for residents in parts of the Hunter, Central Tablelands and far western NSW. A spokesman for Ausgrid said about 5,000 customers in Sydney are without power, with Hurstville among the worst affected areas. Earlier, power was restored to about 10,000 homes around Arncliffe. The spokesman said about 15,000 homes lost power during the height of the storm. Fire and Rescue NSW said firefighters had been kept busy with more than 60 incidents caused by wet weather and lightning strikes. Paramedics were called to Newtown in Sydney’s inner west after reports someone was possibly struck by lightning. Police said the person was “conscious and breathing” when the ambulance arrived. The BoM said the lower western district of NSW was likely to be hit with damaging winds. Locations affected might include Wentworth. The State Emergency Service said a number of trees fell in Campbelltown and Bankstown. A strong wind warning is also in place for the Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast and Sydney Coast.

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WeatherZone

Crews kept busy restoring power after storm hits Sydney, parts of NSW

Tuesday October 20, 2015 – 23:33 EDT

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Fire and Rescue NSW said firefighters had been kept busy with more than 60 incidents caused by the wet weather and lightning strikes. – Audience submitted

Emergency crews have been kept busy restoring power to homes and businesses after a severe storm swept across Sydney and parts of New South Wales.

Late on Tuesday night, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) issued a severe thunderstorm warning with damaging winds for locations including Broken Hill, Wentworth and Fowlers Gap.

 

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Australia Approves Massive Coal Mine—Again
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Australia Approves Massive Coal Mine—Again

Just two months after an Australian federal court threw out the government’s approval of one of the world’s largest coal mines because of its expected impact on an endangered snake and lizard, the country’s environment minister has green-lighted the project again.

That means the Indian-owned Carmichael mine in the state of Queensland is back on track to produce an amount of coal that, when burned, would exceed the annual greenhouse gas emissions of 52 countries. Over its 60-year lifetime, it could emit 128 million tons of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, according to a Greenpeace report. Environmentalists also fear the project will damage the iconic Great Barrier Reef.

“Minister [Greg] Hunt’s reapproval risks threatened species, precious groundwater, the global climate, and taxpayers’ money,” said Peter McCallum, spokesperson for the Mackay Conservation Group, which brought the challenge of the mine to the federal court.

 

RELATED:  Why the World Needs to Shut Down Coal-Fired Power Plants Faster Than Ever

 

In August, a federal court ruled that then Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s conservative government had illegally ignored evidence showing the mine would damage prime habitat of two endangered critters: the yakka skink—a type of lizard—and the ornamental snake.

 

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