Tuesday, May 31, 2016

USE of a Carriage Laws

There have been times when I firmly had the self destruct button on fast because in the past I had hoped to be locked up for abusing politicians who don't do their jobs. I am a citizen of this land.  I have paid the high price of having government as a parent.

I just don't make the grade though. I often say they are idiots and deserve a bully ants nest to make them wake up. Is that abusive? Gosh I don't know anything anymore.

 I feel like I am caught in a really bad dream.

I felt sorry for Nova because I knew this would happen to her eventually. I knew this from the onset and I wrote about how she would be chewed up and spat out because she is not one of them.

Quite frankly, I felt she was being used as the Captains pick. I believe now that with the aid of hindsight I was absolutely correct because she sobbed as she said goodbye and afterwards she was viciously attacked on twitter by an osteopath from the Central Coast with racial slurs.  I thought osteopaths were higher minded than he showed.  There is definitely hope for me yet.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

9 Uses For Hemp You Won’t Learn From Mainstream Media

By Amanda Froelich

Though the negative stigma associated with cannabis has lessened in recent years – especially since CBD-rich oils to be a powerful aid in fighting cancer, it still hasn’t garnered full support from the public.

Such is unfortunate, as hemp is one of the most versatile (and longest cultivated) crops on the planet and can be used for a variety of practical and economical uses. According to some sources, the crop is humanity’s answer to eliminating smog from current fuels, creating a cleaner energy source that can replace nuclear power, remove radioactive water from the soil, and eliminate smog from skies in industrialized areas.

In addition, nationwide hemp production could eliminate deforestation by converting current paper to hemp paper which can be recycled up to 8 times. Compare this to wood pulp, which is recyclable up to 3 times. Finally, hemp seeds are incredibly nutritious and can even serve as a suitable feed for animals and livestock.

Obviously, numerous benefits could be derived from legalizing the crop and allowing it to be cultivated all over the world. However, people have been conditioned to view the herb as a negative addition to society. Such is largely a result of big business and political propaganda which began in 1915. Drug Warrant relays that even though the Declaration of Independence was printed on hemp paper and the crop was mandated to be grown in the U.S. in 1619, only in the last hundred years or so have people been demonizing the plant.

Perhaps if people knew the many ways hemp and marijuana, which are closely related but are not the same, can be used, their opinions on legalizing the crop would change. Considering that marijuana results in 0 annual deaths while pharmaceutical drugs are responsible for over 100,000, keeping an open mind is the least people could do.

Following are 9 benefits of hemp you won’t learn about from mainstream media:


1) Fuel

Similar to plants like corn, cannabis can be used to develop biofuels to power automobiles, generators, and pretty much anything else one can imagine. In fact, the University of Connecticut has been studying whether or not the fuel is actually viable, and the results are confirming that it is is.
One of the major problems with current biofuel production, according to Cheat Sheet, is that it often takes more energy to create than what it’s worth. Cannabis may be able to change that.
And, thanks to the growing interest in the cultivating the crop, developing a cannabis biofuel industry is speculated to be an easy task.
Professor Richard Parnas of the University of Connecticut says:
If someone is already growing hemp, they might be able to produce enough fuel to power their whole farm with the oil from the seeds they produce. The fact that a hemp industry already exists means that a hemp biodiesel industry would need little additional investment.
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2) Batteries

According to AlterNet, cannabis could help improve the way we store energy. Researchers are discovering that cannabis may assist the process of producing more efficient supercapacitors.  Basically, nanosheets can be made by hemp fibers in the same way scientists have been able to use graphene in the past. An added bonus is that hemp is more economical, as it can cost thousands of times less than graphene or similar materials.
As it becomes more socially acceptable to work with hemp, engineers and scientists will have more freedom to develop other innovations with the material.

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3) Building Materials

You may not know this, but hemp can be used to create various kinds of building materials. In fact, it’s likely that in the future, houses and even business structures will be comprised of hemp.
Not only can hemp be made into insulation, it can also be used to create engineered building products like fiberboard and pressboard. In addition, it can even be used to make ‘hempcrete’, which is a stronger, lighter, and more environmentally friendly version of concrete.

Credit: leafscience.com

4) Livestock Feed

Livestock is often fed corn-based feeds, but cannabis-based options could soon become the norm. The change would not only reduce costs, it would spare more food for people who need it.
In addition, feeds with cannabis would cut down on transportation needs, as the crop grows practically anywhere.

Credit: Beefproducer.com

5) Plastic Production

In the early 1940s, Henry Ford (below) produced a prototype car made out of hemp & soy plastic. Though it never went into production due to the influence from chemical giant DuPont, the photo of Ford trying to ax his way through the car proved hemp plastic’s durability.
Now, it’s well-known that hemp plastic would be a suitable alternative for consumers as it is more easily recycled and degrades at a faster rate than traditional plastic.
Everyday items like soda bottles, CD & DVD cases, shower curtain liners, and even food packaging could be easily switched to hemp-based plastics.

Credit: TreeHugger

6) Food & Beverages

Hemp seeds are touted as a ‘super food’ because one-third of hemp seed’s weight comes from hemp oil, which is both edible and highly nutritious. The food source contains essential fatty acids (more omega-3’s than walnuts) which lower inflammation, and the whole seed is about 25% protein. It’s also a great source of calcium and iron.
One can use hemp seeds in desserts, by sprinkling them on salads, or by making homemade hemp milk (just substitute for almonds).

Credit: 420Magazine

7) Nuclear Waste Cleanup

One of the most intriguing uses for hemp is how it can assist in cleaning up soil contamination. In the early 1990s, the crop was planted at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine to assess its abilities to heal the soil. Reportedly, the plant shows great potential in cleaning up land contaminated with coal fly ash, sewage sludge, or heavy metals due to its fast rate of growth and ability to remove contaminants from the soil.
Credit: nationofchange.org

8) Paper

2,000 years ago, hemp paper was commonly utilized. This is astounding, considering that only 0.05% of world paper production today is made from the crop.
Being a far more sustainable source of pulp than paper, hemp would lend great benefits to the environment if humanity relied on this crop rather than trees.


 9) Clothing

Hemp was first woven into fabric between 7,000 and 8,000 B.C. but is rarely used nowadays. Perhaps that’s because hemp clothing has earned the reputation of being rough and tough.
Thanks to modern methods of working with the crop, however, even the high fashion industry is playing with hemp, merging it with silk for lingerie. Of course, its durability could be applied to more obvious applications, such as sportswear and outdoor clothing.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Bulga Milbrodale Progress Association Statement

Kevin Taggart (Wonnarua traditional custodian) and John Krey (Bulga resident) give Premier Mike Baird a time capsule of local items including wine and honey
Kevin Taggart (Wonnarua traditional custodian) and John Krey (Bulga resident) give Premier Mike Baird a time capsule of local items including wine and honey  (continued below)
After six and a half years and two successes in the courts the BMBA has discontinued its legal proceedings that were challenging the November 2015 decision by the Planning and Assessment Commission to approve Rio Tinto's Warkworth mine expansion.
Our legal team EDO NSW has advised us that after inspecting all of the documents in the government offices provided as part of the proceedings our grounds of challenge to protect the uncertain future of the Warkworth Sands Woodlands would not be able to succeed in court.

EDO NSW advises that in their view the Planning Assessment Commission, following the advise of the NSW Department of Planning, did all that they were required to do under the law to protect the critically endangered Warkworth Sands Woodland, not withstanding the strong evidence that this mine will push it to extintion.

The collusion between the Department of Planning, the Office of Environment and Heritage, the Planning Assessment Commission and Rio Tinto, and teh inadequacy of the law in the face of such collusion, resulting in the destruction of the Warkworth Sands Woodland, the destruction of other endangered ecological communities, and the probable demise of the village of Bulga,  shows a complete disregard for the environment, health and the amenity of the residents surrounding the mine.

It is a travesty of justice that today we have received advice that the Warkworth Sands Woodland is now listed as critically endangered and yet the State Government has ordered its destruction.

The BMPA will now consider the options available to it including direct peaceful action.

Contact John Krey 0419 247 682

#Bulga, next #nswpol community victim to #mining despite 2 court victories #icac #ausvoteshttps://t.co/ZwxvqPmfbY pic.twitter.com/OazPXh0JW5
— Lock the Gate (@LockTheGate) May 30, 2016

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An action at the Sydney Law Courts

Premier Mike Baird and Planning Minister Rob Stokes visited Bulga on Tuesday 28 April 2015 to make good a pre-election commitment to better understand the impacts of mining on local communities.

Baird and Stokes were joined by local MP Michael Johnsen before meeting locals at the Bulga community hall and then hearing a presentation from the Bulga Milbrodale Progress Association about local opposition to the expansion of Rio Tinto's nearby Mt Thorley Warkworth coal mine.

Red wine – thriving Hunter wine tourism industry
Photo of critically endangered Regent Honeyeater – risks to environment
Beer mat from the Cockfighter Creek Tavern – our community
Bottle of water from Wollombi Brook - precious water supplies and Aboriginal land, culture and spirituality
Photo of St Marks Anglican Church (1856) – representing heritage
Sand from the Wollemi Brook - loss of Warkworth Sands Woodlands
Jar of local honey - loss of agriculture and produce.
The Bulga community, alongside the Wonnarua traditional custodians, have been fighting for over five years to stop a massive Warkworth coal mine expansion by Rio Tinto that will obliterate their town and countryside.
Both the Land and Environment Court, and the NSW Supreme Court (Court of Appeal), rejected Rio Tinto’s plans but in mid 2014 Rio Tinto resubmitted for approval an almost identical project to that already rejected by the courts.

Earlier, the NSW government joined Rio Tinto in its appeal and changed mining regulations to sidestep the Land & Environment Court’s judgment. As a result, the economic significance of a coal resource is now the principal consideration for mining development approvals, above impacts on water, biodiversity, amenity and other land uses.

On 5 March 2015 the Planning and Assessment Commission found the application to extend the coal mine was “capable of being approved”, despite having been knocked back twice already in court. One of its suggestions was that the town of Bulga be moved.

As a result of new laws, the Bulga community no longer has appeal rights to the Land and Environment Court on the merits of the decision - a right ICAC recommends to prevent corruption. The community now awaits a final Planning and Assessment Commission decision.

If the expansion goes ahead it will create severe noise and dust impacts for residents, destroy a critically endangered woodland and impact on 110 registered Aboriginal cultural sites. From Flickr

"It's an absolute travesty of justice, really, to have the government set about to change all the rules. It was impossible for us to win this case."

John Krey, Bulga Milbrodale Progress Association president
Read more at ABC HERE

Images @ Eminpee Fotography and Kate Ausburn Flickr

Update :

Friday, May 20, 2016

There is no valid government in Australia

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Parliamentary Precinct
 The fundamental facts which give rise to the accuracy of the above statement are indeed simple and were succinctly stated a few years ago by the late Professor G. Clements (an eminent UK QC and emeritus Professor in law at Cambridge). He summed up the situation thus,
“The continued usage of the Australian Constitution Act (UK) by the Australian Governments and the judiciary is a confidence trick of monstrous proportions played upon the Australian people with the intent of maintaining power. It remains an Act of the United Kingdom. After joining the League of Nations in 1919 Australia became a sovereign nation. It had no further legal power to use, alter or otherwise tamper with another nation’s legislation. Authority over the Australian Constitution Act lies not with the Australian government nor with the Australian people, it rests solely with the UK. Only they have the authority to repeal this legislation …”.
Differing legal opinion cites the establishment of Australia as an independent sovereign nation over a wide range of dates. These include, but are not limited to:
with the proclamation of the Commonwealth of Australia Act (Imp)
with the signing of and unanimous vote by the Federal Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia in acceptance of the Treaty of Versailles.
by the declaration of the Inter-Imperial Relations Committee of the Imperial Conference.
by the Balfour Declaration
by the Federal Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia enacting the Statute of Westminster Adoption Act 1942 (Cth) back dated to 1939.
by the Commonwealth of Australia becoming a foundation member of the United Nations and subsequently enacting the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945.
with the passing of the Australia Acts (both UK & Cth)
alternatively, the less controversial but flawed gradual evolution during the 20th century explanation.
Which ever date is chosen does not alter the consequences of the breach of Sovereignty, for Prof. O’Connell states:
“Whatever form the change in sovereignty may take it involves a disruption of the legal continuity… These rules form a body of doctrine known as the law of state succession…”
(International Law, P. D. O’Connell, Vol. 1, 2nd ed. 1970, p. 365-368)
However contrary to much of domestic Australian legal opinion, Australia became an independent sovereign nation following Mr. William Morris Hughes, Prime Minister and Commonwealth Attorney-General, together with Sir Joseph Cook, signing the multi-lateral Treaty of Peace at Versailles, France in June 1919. This included the Covenant of the League of Nations, along with many other important documents in International Law. Particular attention should be paid to clauses I, X, XVIII, and XX of the Covenant. go to ...The ‘Australian’ Constitution is United Kingdom law.

In “An Act to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia”, the 9th clause of which is usually referred to as the ‘Australian Constitution’ was, is, and remains conditional upon the first 8 covering clauses of that Act, a current Act of domestic law of the United Kingdom Parliament.

Under Section 128 of Clause 9, minor alterations to the Constitution may be made by the Australian people. However, the Australian people may not alter, in any way, Clauses 1 to 8 of the Imperial Act. Since the Australian people have only ever had the right to change sections 1 to 128 of clause 9 of that Act, it follows that covering clauses 1 to 8 remain law in Australia.

The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act passed through the UK Parliament in June 1900, to commence as law in Australia on the 1st of January 1901. Since the people of Australia have only ever had the right to change Sections 1 to 128 of Clause 9 of this Act, it follows that covering clauses 2, 6 and 8 remain law in Australia. (See Joosse v ASIC HCA 1998 159 ALR 260 or go to http://www.austlii.edu.au/…/other/hca/trans…/1998/M35/1.html )

This means that British colonial law still operates in Australia and that Australia is a self governing colony of the United Kingdom as stated in that Act (see clause 8). However, the High Court of Australia has recently ruled that the United Kingdom is a foreign power, and that the UK Parliament cannot have any effect on the Governments of Australia (Sue v Hill HCA 30 of 1999 or seehttp://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/high_ct/1999/30.html).

Hence, if British colonial law continues to operate in Australia, then this constitutes a clear breach of international law, along with the duties and responsibilities of the Australian and the United Kingdom governments, as both were Foundation Members to the League of Nations, and the United Nations. The Covenant and the Charter of both bodies, respectively, bind these nations.

The Australian people do not have ultimate control over the ‘Australian’ Constitution. In mid-July 1995 the Lord Chancellor of the UK in answer to a Parliamentary question asked in the UK Parliament about the Australian Constitution, stated:
“The British Constitution Act 1900 was for self government. It was never intended to be and is not suitable to be the basis for independence. The right to repeal this Act remains the sole prerogative of the United Kingdom. There is no means by which under United Kingdom or international law this power can be transferred to a foreign country or Member State of the United Nations. Indeed, the United Nations Charter precludes any such action”.

Images @ Eminpee Fotography