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Australia to Force Fluoride Water on Citizens*

Australia to Force Fluoride Water on Citizens*

By Sean Adl-Tabatabai

The Australian government are set to introduce fluoride in drinking water across Australia following a recent study that deemed fluoridated water “completely safe.”

The government say that after analyzing 60 years’ worth of scientific data and 3,000 studies, fluoride does not lower a person’s IQ or damage their health in any way.

Naturalnews.com reports: “It shows that community water fluoridation as it’s used in Australia today is effective at reducing tooth decay and is not associated with any general negative health effects,” said NHMRC CEO Anne Kelso.

According to NHMRC fluoride reference group member Professor Clive Wright, previous studies about water fluoridation affecting children’s IQ were based on old Chinese studies. He explained that these studies used poor methodology and included areas with up to five times more fluoride in the water supply compared to Australia.

The authors of the Australian study also concluded that there is no connection between fluoridation and certain types of cancer. According to the study’s results, rather than being harmful, fluoride used at optimum levels resulted in a 26 to 44 percent reduction of tooth decay. Hence Australia’s “completely safe” verdict.

Additionally, Sky News reported that there has been no clear association between fluoridation and Down syndrome, mortality, hip fractures, bone cancers, osteosarcoma, and Ewing sarcoma. Also, there is insufficient proof of fluoride being a primary cause of chronic kidney disease, heart disease and high blood pressure, kidney stones, low birth weight, osteoporosis and musculoskeletal pain, thyroid function, gastric discomfort, headache, and insomnia.

Don’t these conclusions make you wonder which “trustworthy” sources the Australian researchers used for their study?

Ignoring the obvious

The safety levels are set in the NHMRC’s Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (AWDG) and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. The upper limit for tap water is 1.5 micrograms per litre and the limit for bottled or packaged water lies between 0.6 and 1.1 micrograms per litre.

In 2016, the National Resource Council (NRC) concluded that fluoride is a neurotoxin that can inhibit brain function. Other studies reportedly found that children exposed to fluoridated drinking water had a lower IQ. Furthermore, fluoride may harm tooth enamel or cause dental fluorosis.

Given these risks, it is strange that Australia decided to keep poisoning its citizens via fluoridated drinking water because it may prevent tooth decay.

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The Effects of Fluoride on Consciousness and the Will to Act*

Bottled Water Containing Fluoride*

Scientists Find Fluoride Causes Hypothyroidism Leading To Depression, Weight Gain, and Worse…*

U.K. to Put Fluoride in Milk for School Children*

The Dangers of Fluoride in Water*

The Public Awareness about Fluoride, has our ‘Betters’ Looking to Adding Lithium to our Drinking Water*

Social Engineering and an Inconvenient Tooth

The Children of Tomorrow*

The Children of Tomorrow*

In this episode of AAE tv, Ethann is joined by Multi-Dimensional Psychologist, Mary Rodwell. Ethann and Mary discuss the very advanced children being born into the world today, what they have to teach us, and how best we can support them in their life journey.

Mary shares specific stories of gifted children she’s interviewed, and what she learned from them. She further delves into the significance of autism, aspergers and other similar conditions, and explains that these are symptoms of a new more advanced race of humans who are having difficulty adjusting to the 3 dimensional world. Other topics discussed, include light language, what purpose it serves, and what role spoken language plays among more advanced telepathic extraterrestrial races.

About Mary Rodwell

Mary Rodwell is recognised internationally as one of Australia’s leading researchers and writers in the UFO and contact phenomenon areas. Mary is the author of the highly acclaimed book ‘Awakening: How Extraterrestrial Contact Can Transform Your Life’ (2002); and producer of EBE award winning documentaries:- Expressions of ET Contact: A Visual Blueprint? (2000), and Expressions of ET Contact: A Communication and Healing Blueprint? (2004). Her new book ‘The New Human’ which describes and documents star children is due to be released in late 2016.

Mary is the Founder and Principal of Australian Close Encounter Resource Network (ACERN) which was established in 1997 to provide professional counselling, support, hypnotherapy and information to individuals and their families with ‘anomalous’ paranormal experiences and abduction-­‐contact experiences. Mary is also Director and Chair of the Experiencer Support Programs of Dr Edgar Mitchell: Foundation for Research into Extra-­‐terrestrial Encounters (FREE); and an advisory Committee member of Exopolitics (www.etworldpeace.com). Mary also organised the inaugural ‘Hidden Truths’ international conference held in Perth, Western Australia in 2003.

Mary has researched more than 3000 cases and suggests extraterrestrial encounters are a global phenomenon and this is evident in the new humans referred to as star children. Mary affirms that star children exhibit a maturity and wisdom beyond their years and have an awareness and connection to spiritual realms. ‘Indigo’s’ or ‘crystal’ children as they are also known have telepathic abilities, are spiritually awakened, and can describe many species of non-­‐human visitors with a feeling that they are as real to them as their ‘real’ family because they feel supported by them.

Mary Rodwell’s Website

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PhD Teacher Quits: “The Disorder is in the System, not the Children”*

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Illegal and Potentially Toxic Nanoparticles Found in Baby Formula*

Illegal and Potentially Toxic Nanoparticles Found in Baby Formula*

Independent testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth has found nanoparticles in popular Australian infant formula products that are both illegal in Australia and potentially dangerous. Three of the seven samples tested contained nano-hydroxyapatite particles. Nano-hydroxyapatite has been found to cause cell death in the liver and kidneys of rats and is prohibited from use in infant formula in Australia in any form.

Friends of the Earth are calling for an immediate recall of all affected brands – and for our food regulator – Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) – to immediately commission testing of all infant formula to ascertain what other brands contain hydroxyapatite or other unapproved and potentially harmful nanoparticles.

Two of these samples, Nestlé NAN H.A. Gold 1 and Nature’s Way Kids Smart 1, were found to contain a needle like form of hydroxyapatite. The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has concluded that this form of nano-hydroxyapatite should not be permitted in oral products such as toothpaste and mouthwash because of its potential toxicity.

If it’s dangerous in toothpaste, it should certainly not be in infant formula.

Babies are particularly vulnerable to food safety risks since their immune systems are still developing. Often infant formula is the only food an infant receives. FSANZ needs to immediately recall these products.

TAKE ACTION: DEMAND AN URGENT RECALL!

 

Altogether 5 of the 7 samples were found to contain nanoparticles that are not approved for use in infant formula, and breach the Food Regulation Ministerial Council’s policy for ensuring the safety of infant formula. Furthermore, the test results confirm that the nano-hydroxyapatite was added to the formula intentionally.

Friends of the Earth is not only concerned about the presence of nano-hydroxyapatite and nano-calcite in baby formula, but also about the performance of our food regulator FSANZ.

When testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth U.S. last year revealed the presence of nano-hydroxyapatite, nano titanium and nano silica in infant formula, FoE Australia raised concerns that these products could be imported into Australia. In response FSANZ accused FoE of “causing unnecessary concern amongst caregivers” and yet did nothing to ensure that these ingredients are not being used in infant formula in Australia.

Simply claiming that everything is fine without testing, surveillance or monitoring is not good enough.

Two years ago we commissioned testing on food and found every sample contained significant levels of nanomaterials. This included foods most often eaten by children. FSANZ responded by doing nothing, claiming the foods were safe without even undertaking any testing.

It is clear that there is a systemic problem with FSANZ. The agency is deeply compromised by its close relations with big food multinationals. It consistently refuses to regulate, ignores legitimate health concerns and won’t act for the public good except in the most extreme cases. The agency needs to be fully investigated and overhauled.

Read our briefing on the test results.

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Third Highest Ranking Vatican Official, Chief Adviser to Pope, Charged with Child Molestation*

Third Highest Ranking Vatican Official, Chief Adviser to Pope, Charged with Child Molestation*

After various allegations of sexual assault over the years, Cardinal George Pell, top Vatican official, is now facing charges of “historical sexual assault offenses.”

By Rachel Blevins

Australia’s most senior Catholic became the highest-ranking Vatican official to be charged with sexual assault, when Australian police announced that he faces multiple “historical sexual assault offenses” early Thursday.

Cardinal George Pell, 76, currently serves as Pope Francis’ chief financial adviser. He is the third highest ranking member of the entire Catholic church.

The Associated Press reported that he is set to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on July 18. While Australian police have yet to reveal the details of the charges, the label of “historical” sexual assault charges means that it could have been several years since the offenses were committed.

“It is important to note that none of the allegations that have been made against Cardinal Pell have, obviously, been tested in any court yet,” Victoria State Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton told reporters in Melbourne.

“Cardinal Pell, like any other defendant, has a right to due process.”

This is not the first time Pell has been the subject of sexual abuse allegations. The claims date back to before Pell was a priest, with one man testifying that Pell molested him on several occasions at a campsite on Phillip Island in 1961, when he was 12 years old and Pell was a trainee priest.

After Pell was ordained in 1966, there were complaints of his conduct in 1978, when he was Episcopal Vicar for Education in the Ballarat diocese in Victoria.

Allegations include that while playing a game in a pool, Pell repeatedly touched the genitals of two young boys who were students at St. Alipius primary school. Pell was responsible for overseeing the school, which is now remembered as a notorious breeding ground for paedophiles in the 1970s.

Philip Nagle, a former student who is now in his 50s, told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse in 2015 that 12 of his 33 classmates had “committed suicide because of the sexual and physical abuse that took place at the school.”

Pell was then accused of behaving inappropriately around young boys again in 1986, when he was serving as seminary rector at Corpus Christi College. Les Tyack, a local businessman, claimed that he walked into one of the changing rooms at the Torquay Surf Club, and found Pell exposing himself to a group of boys, aged 8-10.

“I said, ‘Hi George’, and at that time he was toweling, had the towel going across his shoulders drying his back, but he was facing three young boys standing about three or four meters across from him,” Tyack said, noting that Pell stayed in that position for at least 10 minutes.

In July 2016, Pell was accused of sexually abusing two teenage choir boys in the backroom of St. Patrick’s Cathedral during his time as archbishop of Melbourne from 1996 to 2001.

In spite of decades of allegations from the myriad of victims, Pell continued to move up through the ranks of the Catholic church.

Naturally, Pell has consistently denied the claims, referring to any efforts to investigate them as part of a “scandalous smear campaign.”

That same rhetoric continued on Thursday, after a statement from the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney claimed that Pell plans to return to Australia to confront the charges as soon as possible, and he “is looking forward to his day in court and will defend the charges vigorously.”

As The Free Thought Project reported, Pope Francis went from admitting that about 1 in 50 Roman Catholic priests are paedophiles and promising to find solutions in 2014, to quietly reducing sanctions against a handful of paedophile priests earlier this year.

Just one month before reducing the sanctions, Pope Francis addressed a letter to bishops around the world, which was released in January, calling for a “zero tolerance” policy for child abusers.

“Persons responsible for the protection of those children destroyed their dignity,” Pope Francis wrote.

“We regret this deeply and we beg forgiveness. We join in the pain of the victims and weep for this sin… The Church also weeps bitterly over this sin of her sons and she asks forgiveness.”

Cardinal Pell’s history of sexual assault accusations, coupled with the fact that Pope Francis appointed him to serve as the most senior Catholic in Australia, raise new questions about the pope’s “zero tolerance” policy. If Pell is found guilty, he would become the highest-ranking Vatican official to be charged with sexual assault.

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Child Abuse in Australian Detention Camp*

Satanic Paedophilia Network Exposed in Australia*

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Five Eyes Nations to Force Tech Companies to introduce back-Doors*

Five Eyes Nations to Force Tech Companies to introduce back-Doors*

By Rebecca Hill

The Australian government looks set to take a hard line on encryption at this week’s Five Eyes meeting, and encourage the other nations in the network to jump on the back-door band wagon.

The Five Eyes nations – the U.K., United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – have an agreement to gather and share intelligence, and are meeting this week to discuss national security.

Talks are expected to focus on how to force tech companies to introduce back-doors into their previously encrypted products.

The U.K. government has already indicated it is thinking of going down this path – plans that have gone down like a lead balloon with tech experts and privacy campaigners – but its Australian counterpart has been more forthright in its praise of the idea.

In a statement, Australian attorney general George Brandis said that he would “raise the need to address ongoing challenges posed by terrorists and criminals using encryption” as his government’s priority issue at the Five Eyes meeting in Canada.

“These discussions will focus on the need to cooperate with service providers to ensure reasonable assistance is provided to law enforcement and security agencies,” Brandis said.

Meanwhile, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull used a speech this weekend to emphasise his government would be pushing for weaker encryption measures at the two-day meeting.

“The internet cannot be an ungoverned space,” he said.

“We cannot continue to allow terrorists and extremists to use the internet and the big social media and messaging platforms – most of which are hosted in the United States I should say – to spread their poison.”

He continued to say that one of the “key focuses” of the Five Eyes meeting would be on how to prevent terrorists and criminals from using “these extraordinary tools” – which he also acknowledged had been “such a blessing for mankind”.

Turnbull said that “the rule of law must prevail everywhere online was well as it does today in the analogue, offline world” – although arguably asking firms to introduce back doors would effectively open up Joe Public’s online interactions to interference in a way that the rule of law in the analogue world does not.

Meanwhile, the criminals would most likely get around the law by developing their own (illegal) encrypted messaging apps – y’know, because they’re criminals.

Turnbull said his government would raise the debate at the G20 summit on 7 and 8 July. The rotating presidency of the G20 currently lies with Germany, another nation that has recently come out in favour of anti-encryption laws.

Earlier this month, German interior minister Thomas de Maizière said the government was preparing a new law that would allow authorities to decipher and read private encrypted messages.

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Australia’s Spy Planes to Assist Philippine Soldiers in Marawi*

MARAWI. In this June 9, 2017 photo, soldiers ride a military vehicle on the outskirts of Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. (AP)

Australia’s Spy Planes to Assist Philippine Soldiers in Marawi*

Two advanced intelligence-gathering aircrafts of the Australian Defense Force will be flown over the southern Philippines to help in the fight against Maute terror group in Marawi City. In a statement, Australia’s Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne said the Philippine government has accepted her country’s offer of two of its AP-3C Orion spy planes to provide surveillance support to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

The Islamic State-affiliated Maute group has been fighting with government troops in Marawi City since May 23. The skirmishes prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in Mindanao region.

Australia condemns the attacks by the terrorist groups in Marawi. “The regional threat from terrorism, in particular from Daesh and foreign fighters, is a direct threat to Australia and our interests. Australia will continue to work with our partners in South East Asia to counter it,” Payne said. Payne said she had spoken with her counterpart, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, about how Australia can assist the Philippines in its fight against extremists.

“We agreed the best way to defeat terrorism in our region is for us to work together,” the Australia’s Defence Minister said. Lorenzana, for his part, confirmed that President Duterte has accepted technical assistance offered by the Australian government in the ongoing campaign against the local terror groups in Marawi.

The Philippine defense chief said two AP-3C Orion aircraft from Australia will assist Filipino troops in the one-month campaign once the operational details are finalized by the two armed forces. The Australian assistance will be good for two weeks, starting at a mutually-agreed date. This does not require embedding of Australian forces with Filipino troops on the ground, said Lorenzana.

“We welcome any technical assistance that our allies can provide while the Armed Forces of the Philippines is in the process of developing such capabilities,” Lorenzana said.

“With these AP-3Cs from the ADF, our troops can benefit from enhanced airborne surveillance of the area any time of the day thereby improving operations on the ground,” he added.

The Philippine and Australian governments enjoy defense cooperation dating back World War II. The two sides signed a Status of Visiting Forces Agreement in 2007 and ratified by the Philippine Senate four years later.

 “In the fight against global terror, we need to act as a community of nations. Any help and support we can get from our friends and allies will always be welcome,” said Lorenzana. Brigadier General Gilbert Gapay, Eastern Mindanao Command deputy commander, said the Australian government’s offer of two spy aircrafts would help the military quell rebellion not just in Marawi, Lanao del Sur but also in other parts of Mindanao.

“It is a welcome development to boost our capability,” Gapay told reporters in Davao City.

“In every military operation, the intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance capability is very important. So having these capabilities, it could be used in any military operation, not just Marawi, but of course, in all other parts in Mindanao,” he added.

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the government would “gladly” welcome any form of foreign assistance allowed under our Constitution to help suppress the rebellion in Marawi. Gapay said the security forces, through the imposition of martial law in Mindanao, were able to prevent the spillover of hostile acts in Marawi City to other parts of the country.

“A month after the declaration of martial law in Mindanao, Eastern Mindanao Command has been steadfast in carrying out its mandate of securing and shielding the area from terrorist attacks following the dictum and principles of necessity, proportionality, and strict adherence to the rule of law and human rights,” he said.

The month-long hostilities in Marawi have resulted in the death of 26 civilians, 298 Jihadist militants, and 69 government troops.

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Australia Halts Airstrikes in Syria*

Australia Halts Airstrikes in Syria*

Australia Halts Airstrikes in Syria*

 

By Ivan Castro

Department of Defence of Australia announced on Tuesday that Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) halts air campaign in Syria.

“As a precaution measure, Australian Armed Forces temporarily halt airstrikes in Syria,” official statement by the DoD says.

It is noteworthy that the statement was made two days after the U.S.-led coalition shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet in Raqqa province.

On Monday, Russia halted participation in the Memorandum on incident prevention in Syria.

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Aboriginal Leaders Reject Symbolic Recognition in the Australian Constitution, Instead Demand Their Land Back*

Aboriginal Leaders Reject Symbolic Recognition in the Australian Constitution, Instead Demand Their Land Back*

By David Love

May 27 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Australian Referendum, in which Australians voted to include Black people — known as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people — in the national census and to allow the government to make laws for them. For the first time, Black Australians were counted as human beings. Only in 2008 did the government issue a formal apology for the injustices committed against Aborigines. Half a century later, there has been an effort by the Australian government to push for a new referendum, one to amend the constitution to officially recognize indigenous peoples. Rejecting a constitutional reform process perceived as being for the benefit of whites, Black leaders called instead for a treaty, a representative body and a truth and justice commission.

This past week, a constitutional convention was held in Uluru in the Northern Territory of central Australia, where a delegation of Black Aborigines met to discuss whether indigenous people should seek constitutional recognition in an effort to address racial discrimination. The victims of genocide, slavery and colonialism, and today facing hardship and not enjoying prosperity in the country in which they have lived for tens of thousands of years, they discussed how the constitution should be reformed to benefit them. There were about 250 in attendance at the three-day event, as Reuters reported.

A number of issues were on the table, including the formal recognition of Aboriginal people in the Australian constitution, as is represented by the government-supported Recognise campaign. Voices in the community expressed concern that such an option would represent tokenism and feel-good symbolism, window dressing that does not address the fundamentals of racial justice. Some critics of Recognise argued that they do not need recognition because they are well aware they were invaded and subjugated, their land taken away. Another point of view expressed by indigenous groups was that Recognise only served to sell out the interests of Black people who were not consulted or invited to the table.

Constitutional recognition does not address sovereignty and self-determination for Black people, specifically rights to the land. Australia is the only British Commonwealth nation that does not have a treaty with its indigenous people, although Australian states are leading the charge to begin forging treaties with Aboriginal communities, as Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported. Still another area of consideration is political power and new structures to enable Aboriginal people to have their voices heard in the government. Numbering 700,000 out of a national population of 23 million, Black Australians face the challenges that Black people face elsewhere, including the legacy of racial oppression, poverty, police abuse and mass incarceration, trauma and health challenges.

Amy McQuire, an Aboriginal journalist with 98.9FM in Brisbane, said many Aboriginal people believe the referendum process has been about white control and the majority of the country controlling the future of a historically disenfranchised 2% who are struggling to gain control over their future.

“The recent consultations lead by the Referendum Council were an attempt to try and salvage the process, which, for over the past five or six years, has been largely taken out of Aboriginal hands,” McQuire said before the conclusion of the Uluru conference.

“There has been a huge amount of cynicism around constitutional reform, largely because of the government-funded Recognise campaign, which called for people to support the process when we had no idea what question would be taken to referendum.”

McQuire called symbolic recognition of Black people a disaster, particularly if such a referendum fails.

“There’s a feeling that Australia will either pat themselves on the back and try and use a referendum to drown out the very real human rights abuses still occurring, or if it fails, that the political momentum for issues like treaty may be lost and it could set us back yet again.

“I still think the process hasn’t been transparent enough, and I don’t believe the nation is mature enough to deal with this. Australia still can’t grapple with its unfinished business — the continual theft of Aboriginal land.”

As National Indigenous Television (NITV) reported, the gathering of Aboriginal leaders decided that constitutional reform would no longer be a priority, but rather there would be a treaty commission and a truth and justice commission that would run in tandem. These representatives also recommended a body to advise parliament on matters involving Black people and

“to supervise a process of agreement making between governments and First Nations and truth-telling about our history.”

The group also called for constitutional reforms to empower their people and for the voice of First Nations to be enshrined in the Constitution.

In an official statement, the Uluru forum members proclaimed the sovereignty of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as a spiritual concept that “has never been ceded or extinguished, and co-exists with the sovereignty of the Crown.”

How could it be otherwise? That peoples possessed a land for sixty millennia and this sacred link disappears from world history in merely the last two hundred years?

With substantive constitutional change and structural reform, we believe this ancient sovereignty can shine through as a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood.

Proportionally, we are the most incarcerated people on the planet. We are not an innately criminal people. Our children are alienATed from their families at unprecedented rates. This cannot be because we have no love for them. And our youths languish in detention in obscene numbers. They should be our hope for the future.

These dimensions of our crisis tell plainly the structural nature of our problem. This is the torment of our powerlessness.

The Uluru convention announced that, while they were counted in 1967, 50 years later in 2017, they seek to be heard:

“We leave base camp and start our trek across this vast country. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.”

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