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Friday, 22 September

02:25

At least 12 dead, 92 missing after river overflows in North Kivu, DR Congo "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

At least 12 people have died and another 92 are missing after heavy rains caused Bihambwe river to overflow its banks and flood two villages in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Julien Paluku, the governor of the...... Read more

01:57

I Shot Macro Photos That Capture the Beauty of Peacock Feathers "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

My name is Can Tuner. Im a photographer living in Turkey, and I have been shooting macro photographs for about 7 years now. As someone who likes to photograph the tiny details of nature, I recently chose the peacock feather as a subject and started a special project on it.

The peacock feather has a beauty that is worth examining closely. The feathers, which are notable for their color and metallic structure, are among the many often unseen beauties of nature.

For this project, I used the Canon 6D as my main camera and a Yongnuo YN560 III flash and two IKEA Jansj work lamps for lighting.

I used three microscope lenses for shooting these macro shots: a Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 5x (5x magnification), Nikon CF Plan 10x 0.30 WD 16.5 (10x magnification), and Lomo 3.7x (3.7x magnification).

All the photos in this project were of a single feather.

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01:54

How I went from selling food in the street to working for top firms in tech Part 2: getting the "IndyWatch Feed Education"

How I went from selling food in the street to working for top firms in techPart 2: getting the job

Illustration by my friend Sebastin Navas

This is the second installment in this series of articles where I want to share with you how I got into the world of programming. I never went to university to study IT, but I found a way around it. If you like the series and want to see a book out of this, please leave a comment below. Heres the first part in case you havent seen it yet.

Getting the Job

During December 2006 and January 2007, I worked hard to get my maps application up and running. While building it, I wanted to learn as many programming notions as possible, trying to cram all the knowledge that would get me ready for the job interview into my head.

Out of all the concepts I could learn, I identified the main ones that I thought would be relevant for getting the job. This narrowing of focus is a very important step toward achieving goals, since we dont want to be all over the place, trying to grasp a bit of every subject but then failing to reach deepness on any of them.

For my situation, I understood that I had to learn about object-oriented programming, since that was one of the most important programming techniques in use. On the technological side, I had identified PHP as the key programming language that would land me a job, while learning Flash programming would be the skill that would differentiate me from other candidates.

How did I know that? It was a bit of hunch informed by what I was seeing mentioned on the web, along with what the computer magazines were writing about.

Even back then, before I had the job, I knew it was very important to learn to understand and analyze the market I wanted to break into, and finding the right websites and publications is a very important step toward this. This is because these resources often have information that points to the ideas, trends, and technologies that we should focus on.

Once my app was done and I felt I was ready for the interview, it was time to build my resume. However, I had no idea what should go on a tech resume and what should be left out. I listed things like MS Word and MS Excel as some of my skills, together with Adobe Illustrator and some InDesign. Why not, right?

Wrong. Just thinking about that first resume makes me blush. If nothing else, what was clear about it was the message it was signaling: this person is a complete noob.

The problem is that as someone trying to break into a new field and start a...

01:53

How I went from selling food in the street to working for top firms in tech "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Illustration by my friend Sebastin Navas.

In this series of articles I want to share with you how I got into the world of programming. I never went to university to study IT, but I found a way around it. If you like the series and want to see a book out of this, please leave a comment below.

At the end of 2006, I arrived at a crossroads in my life. My hopes of becoming a secondary school linguistics teacher had vanished in an instant, as several factors had come together and made it impossible for me to continue with my studies.

Back in my hometown of Durazno, Uruguay, my wife was working long hours for a meager $160 (USD) a month. Yes, thats $1,920 a year. We had sacrificed our time together so I could become a teacher and get a better job because we were dreaming of a better future.

The problem with dreams is they tend to vanish when you wake up, and lifes alarm clock had just gone off.

Because my career trajectory had suddenly strayed off course, I moved back to my hometown to figure out my next steps. Needless to say, I was depressed at the way things were, and our living situation only made things worse. It was good to be back with my wife, but the reasons for it were stressful.

Additionally, we were sharing a house with my wifes aunt, so our privacy was restricted to our bedroom, and we always felt like we were overstaying our welcome.

As a way to bring in extra income, we tried to sell homemade pasta on the streets. I would go door-to-door collecting orders for the weekend. Hello, do you want to order ravioli to eat this Sunday? Id ask person after person. Yes, theyre homemade. Just give us a time and well deliver them.

Then, after people ordered them, we spent our entire weekends making 2,000 ravioli only to end up with 500 pesos in our pockets, which comes about $20, not counting expenses.

The whole situation was disheartening, and it made us feel hopeless. My wife would work hard all week, then come home only to spend her weekends helping me prepare the ravioli. She couldnt even have one day of the weekend for herself. She begged me to stop selling ravioli, even if that meant we would end up with less money to pay our bills. Eventually I agreed, but it meant I had to try to find a joband finding a job wasnt so easy in our rural hometown. Anxiety and desperation were starting to set in.

One night, I was talking with a friend who was studying computer engineering at the university in Montevideo. He told me about the various job opportunities one could find in the capital city, with salaries that were the stuff of dreams for someone living in the countryside. Theres this big company in Mont...

01:41

When you ask strangers to buy your mate a birthday drink and it doesnt quite work out as planned "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

It sounded like the perfect birthday gift tweet out a picture of your buddy and the pub hes drinking in, and suggest complete strangers buy him a drink using the Wetherspoons app.

Except, ahem, people didnt use the app to buy him the drinks they were expecting. Oh no. This is what they bought him.

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01:30

A gut-wrenching experience: Authors retract, replace JAMA paper "IndyWatch Feed Health"

When economist Jason Hockenberry looked at data comparing some of the financial issues facing different U.S. hospitals, he was surprised by what he saw. Hockenberry was examining the effects of a recently introduced U.S. program that penalizes hospitals with relatively high rates of readmissions for certain conditions by reducing Medicare payments. Although Hockenberry expected hospitals []

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01:30

Germany's Central Bank: Consumers Won't Use Blockchain for Payments "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Germany's central bank has published a new blockchain research paper.

01:29

Finding the Best Survival Seeds What to Look for and Where to Find Them "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

When you want to add to your survival strategy by including survival seeds, it is helpful to know where to find high-quality seeds and what potential problems you should look for before you buy. In this blog, we look at: What makes quality survival seeds Best practices for seed storage and vaults Pitfalls to consider. . . Read More

01:29

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Flying "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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I tried this on a seven year old and it didn't work. I think there might be a sweet spot, taking into account trustworthiness and writing ability. Alternatively, you could spend seven years being kind an honest to a nephew or niece, just so you can pull this off.

New comic!
Today's News:

Hey geeks! We've sold 1/3 of all Seattle BAHFest tickets in just a few days. This one's definitely selling out, so buy soon if you want to lock in a spot!

We're also having a pre-show chat with me about Soonish. The tickets are just $1.

01:28

How to Design a Progressive Web App News Website "IndyWatch Feed Education"

A lot of my work lately has been making design system specs and tools for IBM. Yet, I needed a break back into product design. So over the last couple of weeks, I spent free time working on a fun design challenge.

I am going to walk you through how I identified a problem, pushed myself in a new direction, and learned some new tricks.

Note that Ive written a sister article about how to code this Progressive Web App news website here.

Identifying the Problem

Designing for yourself is the easiest project you will ever have.

While working, I noticed a new behavior at work. I would become bored on a task after a while and then check Reddits r/WorldNews. The problem was that I wanted to browse that page to feel up-to-date on current events but that is not what happened.

The page focuses on the community aspects with up-voting and comments. Granted, that is what Reddit was built for.

The benefit of r/WorldNews is that the headlines at the top are upvoted because others found them important or interesting.

I wanted to focus on those headlines and also have the option to dig deeper into a story. Comments would distract me from doing that. I once saw a study saying that Reddit users were more likely to go straight to the comments instead of clicking the link posted. I knew this was true from my own behavior and it kept me from reaching my intended goal of reading the articles.

So I set a goal for the user experience:

A user can stay up-to-date on the top news from across the web without community distractions.

Staying Skeuomorphic

Listen, sometimes you need a break from what you are working on. You need to take a step back and do the exact opposite. In this case, I needed to get away from my flatter-than-a-pancake designs. I needed to stop abstracting UI like Jackson Pollock.

I needed to go back to the late 2000s skeuomorphism craze. Everything resembled analog items.I decided to get skeuomorphic with newspapers.

Sunday morning as a kid, my dad and I would go out to a Tex-Mex restaurant to eat breakfast tacos and read the local paper. There was a bliss in those moments because you would scan the stories for an hour. You eyes would jump around to find the next story you prioritized. There were no opinions besides Dear Amy telling me how to address my non-existent bully at work.

S...

01:27

How to Code a Progressive Web App News Website "IndyWatch Feed Education"

For the last two weeks, I worked on a personal project called The Global Upvote. The Global Upvote aggregates top voted stories from across the web, summarized and updated every sixty seconds.

This article focuses on how I was able to implement The Global Upvote for aspiring developers. I wrote a separate article about design process behind this. These two stories may seem completely separate. But the design and development process was deeply intertwined in real life.

Note that Ive written a sister article about how to design this Progressive Web App news website here.

Finding the Data

In design, there is a concept of content-first. Content-First Design says you need to design around the content. For me to do that, I needed to ensure I could grab the correct data. Before I started on any of the actual front-end work, I worked with the Reddit API and my Node server.

I knew there were two parts of content I wanted to capture from Reddit:

  1. The top posts of r/WorldNews for their headlines
  2. A bot users comment that summarized the story
These objects were sweet, sweet Reddit data.

Luckily, there was a great Node wrapper for the API called Snoowrap. It was easy to use and had me getting content in no time.

One big thing I learned on this project was request management. In the past, I had used my Node server as a API requester every time a user would visit my app. But, I had an obvious epiphany.

I could hold on to the small amount of data (stories) on my server and update it once a minute with a simple setInterval. This stopped pushing the risk of abusing my Reddit API limits and shortened story load times because I would not have to ping the Reddit API every time.

Keeping It Progressive

Wanna know the cheap, dirty secret about making a progressive web app in React? Just use Create-React-App. The contributors on that project have done a wonderful job of adding service workers for near-instant loads and a manifest file for your meta data, and optimizing the Webpack bundling the best they can. In the past, I had to do a lot...

01:27

Google Buys Pixel Phone Division from HTC in $1.1 Billion Deal "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

The Google Pixel smartphone and its best camera ever will soon be even more Made by Google. The search giant just announced that it would purchase the Pixel hardware division from Taiwans HTC in a $1.1 billion deal.

Prior to this deal, Google designed, developed, and marketed the Pixel phone while HTC was the contracted hardware manufacturer.

Reuters reports that this acquisition is an all-cash deal that will add another 2,000 employees to Googles headcount, bringing a fifth of HTCs total workforce in Taiwan into the Google fold.

As part of the deal, Google is also acquiring a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property no manufacturing assets are included and the two companies are planning to explore additional ways of teaming up in the future.

This is the second major smartphone business acquisition by Google in the past half decade. The company acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in 2012 and failed to generate any notable products before selling it to Lenovo for $2.91 billion in 2014.

This big push into smartphone hardware could be a boon for the Google Pixels camera capabilities, especially when compared to Apples iPhone line. Back in July, former Google exec Vic Gundotra caused a stir by claiming that the iPhone 7 camera is years ahead of Android-powered cameras.

Its because when Samsung innovates with the underlying hardware (like a better camera) they have to convince Google to allow that innovation to be surfaced to other applications via the appropriate API, Gundotra said. That can take YEARS.

Apple doesnt have all these constraints. They innovate in the underlying hardware, and just simply update the software with their latest innovations (like portrait mode) and ship it.

Perhaps by plunging deeper into the hardware side of this business, Google can help itself and other Android phone manufacturers close this gap Gundotra is referring to.

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01:15

Celebrate the Season with these 13 Fall Movies Classics. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I offer you 13 more films for fall that will make you laugh, cry, and will even inspire you:

01:13

This shop carpet is flat. Imagine how much fun it would be in a pub "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Whoa!

Makes us anxious just looking at it. And were not sure its going to help them sell any more CDs.

Source

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01:05

7 Reasons to Homestead: Why a Self Sufficient Lifestyle is Critical Today "IndyWatch Feed Health"

homesteadingIf the numerous natural disasters in recent weeks have taught us anything, its that the more citizens are self sufficient, the better they fare when Mother Nature runs amok. When this self sufficiency is pursued as a lifestyle, it is known as homesteading.

Have you noticed that in the aftermath of unexpected and devastating disruptions to modern life, it is frequently the homesteaders who rise up as the everyday heroes? I know I have.

The Cajun navy is a great example of homesteaders in action. These are folks whose self sufficiency skills gave them the ability to reach out and and help others in need during the direst of circumstances.(...)
Read the rest of 7 Reasons to Homestead: Why a Self Sufficient Lifestyle is Critical Today (665 words)

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01:03

XMRUSD-MONERO TECHNICAL ANALYSIS AND HIGHLIGHTS-21.09.2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights Price action moving lower after 28.08.2017 highs of 153 Break above 103 will signal trend reversal 60 still remains a significant support TECHNICAL ANALYSIS If anything, 60.00 remains a strong support zone after that break above on 21.08.2017. Since then, price action trended higher eventually finding reasonable resistance at 154. However, the price Continue reading XMRUSD-MONERO TECHNICAL ANALYSIS AND HIGHLIGHTS-21.09.2017

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00:59

Call off the search, weve found peak Guardian and people arent happy "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The search for peak Guardian is over now weve found Mark Boyles comment piece headlined I live a healthier life now Im free of the trappings of modernity.

If you didnt think he was serious about his pursuit, then check out the footnote at the bottom.

Anyway, back to the piece itself.

Yes, yes it is.

So whats everyone got the grump about? Maybe its things like this.

The more concerned and curious inquirers often ask me what I would do if I got seriously ill. While the long answer is complicated and nuanced, honestly, I dont know The ambulance itself undoubtedly saves lives (including my dads). Yet deconstruct a single ambulance with its plastics, oils, fluids, copper, acids, glass, rubber, PVC, minerals and steel and Ill show you how to lay waste to the very thing all our lives depend upon: the planet.

Im very aware that Ive been blessed to be born without any serious long-term health issues, and that at 38 Im relatively young. That said, Im not convinced that its necessary to fall into such poor physical shape, as civilised peoples tend to do. My dad is almost 73...

00:55

New Things are Coming: 6 Ways to Celebrate the Fall Equinox. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The following are six ways that we can celebrate this fall equinox:

00:46

How to Photograph White Wine on a Perfectly White Background "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

White wine in product photography can be easily made to glow and give a beautiful color and gradient through the glass. In this 9-minute tutorial, Dustin Dolby of workphlo shows a great way to achieve this with a simple setup.

Heres Dolbys description of the video tutorial:

When considering how to photograph products on a white background, there are a few lighting tips we can keep in mind. A bright gradated background will refract beautiful light into our wine bottles giving them a sense of volume. By capturing a high-contrast backlit frame we also make it possible to cut out the wine in photoshop, negating the need to get #ffffff white backgrounds straight out of camera.

Because the wine bottle is transparent, youre able to light it from the back. But if you directly flash the bottle with a strip box from behind, youll get a not so nice effect with horrible contrast and no softness.

However, by adding a large diffusion panel you can totally change the effect. This brings out much more of a symmetrical look, but dont forget to increase your flashs power having added the diffuser.

Dolby then moves the strip box to more of a side-angle behind the diffusion panel, before adding a second strip box to face directly at the side of the bottle.

A reflector from the right brings detail out into the label and cap of the bottle, but if its too strong an effect you can composite and blend a shot with and without the reflector.

Dolby sugg...

00:38

Bega Valley: Fluoride deferral applauded as new reports presented to council "IndyWatch Feed Health"

There were cheers and applause in council chambers on Wednesday as councillors agreed to defer the vote on whether to fluoridate Bega Valley Shire water supplies.

The motion to defer followed three passionate presentations supported by community members in the gallery and included information on fluoride use in other countries.

Rob Slazenger, of Bermagui provided data relating to the use of of fluoride in a number of western industrialised countries which he said showed some of the the  non-fluoride users had better dental outcomes than those who did use it.

He also produced records from NSW Health of councils water fluoridation dosage data. There are four water supply systems in the Bega Valley Shire, Tantawanglo-Kiah, Brogo-Bermagui, Bemboka and Bega-Tathra. Fluoride has been added to the Bega-Tathra water supply system since 1963 and council is now considering adding fluoride to the Tantawanglo-Kiah and Brogo-Bermagui water supplies.

The data supplied by NSW Health appears to show gaps in record keeping and an extended period of overdosing between March and May 2010. A dose of 1 part per million (ppm) in water is recommended but overdosing varied from 30 to 97 per cent in the figures given to Mr Slazenger.

All presentations referenced the possibility of council referring the decision to NSW Health with speakers reminding council that it should be councillors own decision.

Greg Ferguson, of Pambula said a transfer of the decision to NSW Health would be a mockery of the democratic process.

Council would be tainted as gutless. The whole process has been a sham, Mr Ferguson said adding that the use of Hunter H2O as a community consultant was a gross conflict of interest.

It was a point not lost on councillor Russell Fitzpatrick who said he felt no obligation to transfer the matter to NSW Health.

I totally agree its a decision of this council. No way should there be an abrogation of our authority on this matter, Cr Fitzpatrick said to applause from the floor.

Director transport and utilities Terry Dodd mentioned the voluminous nature of material presented.

Given the number of comments it would be unreasonable to try and digest these today, Mr Dodds said and asked for time to review them.

*Original article online at http://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/4938818/fluoride-deferral-applauded-as-new-reports-presented-to-council/

00:31

The U.S. Government Is Suing People For Requesting Public Records (FOIA) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Aaron KeselThe U.S. government is suing citizens requesting public records all over the country, violating the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA). The government is stating that it is in good faith to take away more of our rights, intimidate us and delay FOIA requests, thus challenging the notion of transparency and, in turn, the Open Government Initiative.
Read more

00:30

DASHUSD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS AND KEY HIGHLIGHTS-21.09.2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights DASH continues to trend higher in the higher time frame charts with major resistance expected at 412.20 Price action broke above minor resistance at 330.00 on Monday signaling increasing bull momentum At 362.00, chances of a break above immediate resistance at 412 is likely TECHNICAL ANALYSIS Beginning mid-September, price action reversed sharply from Continue reading DASHUSD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS AND KEY HIGHLIGHTS-21.09.2017

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00:30

Musician Taryn Southern Is Composing Her New Album with Artificial Intelligence: Hear the First Track "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Break Free is a new song by Taryn and Amper. The former, Taryn Southern, is a musician and singer popular on Youtube. The latter, however, is not human at all. Instead, Amper is an artificially intelligent music composer, producer and performer, developed by a combination of music and technology experts and now put to the test, being the engine behind Taryns single and eventually a full album, tentatively called I AM AI.

To understand what is Taryn and what is Amper in this project, the singer talks about it in this Verge interview:

The way it works is to give the platform certain input like BPM, instrumentation that I like, genre, key, etc. The platform will spit a song out at me, and then I can iterate from there, making adjustments to the instruments and the key. I can even change the genre or emotional feel or the song, until I get something that Im relatively happy with. Once I have that, I download all the stems of the instrumentation to build actual song structure.

What Ampers really good at is composing and producing instrumentation, but it doesnt yet understand song structure. It might give you a verse or the chorus and its up to me to stitch these pieces together so that it sounds like something familiar you would hear on the radio. Once Im happy with the song, then I write the vocal melody and lyrics.

The key sentence for cynics is the second to last one. Amper delivers the familiar, or rather, Taryn makes Amper work until she gets something familiar. AI is not at the stage yet where it might surprise us with a decision, except in the cases where it goes spectacularly wrong. Right now its very good at learning patterns, at imitating, at delivering a variation on a theme. (Thats why its really good at imitation Bach, for example.)

We could imagine, however, a future where AI would be able to take a number of musical elements, styles, and genres and come out with a hybrid that weve never heard before. And would that be any better than having a human do so?

By the way, y...

00:30

Keep Your Fiskars Orange-handled Scissors Safe With This DIY (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Were still on the Fiskars Orange-handled Scissors 50th Anniversary party train and last week, when we asked you to share your Fiskars Orange-handled Scissors story, we knew there would be some talk of the forbidden and the do not touch, but seriously that was the overwhelming theme! Keep away from my scissors! We should all just hold hands now and start a Fiskars chant. I feel like our next DIY should be a hollow book where you can hide your favorite Orange-handled Scissors.

Considering the hands off theme rang out loud and proud, we thought long and hard about a pretty (but possibly embarrassing) way to 1. make people think twice about taking your scissors; and 2. to dispel any ideas that the thief wont be caught when the scissor owner realizes their prized possession is gone and they do a quick visual scan looking for said scissors. Aside from a loud alarm and a mini shock collar (kidding!), we thought a large and perhaps a tad gaudy  tassel might dissuade any potential scissor thieves. We didnt add bells to this DIY, but we did purchase them and may consider adding them if our Fiskars go missing again. Feel free to add them to yours from the get-go.

And again: Calling all Orange-handled Scissors lovers! Will you please share your Fiskars story with us in the comments below? Aside from being entered to win 1 of 4 awesome gift packs (DIY or design book + Orange-handled Scissors + Fiskars Kids Scissors) packed by yours truly, your feedback will be contributed to some weird scientific research and possibly a fancy pie chart around the different categories of orange-handled memories that Im obsessed with creating.

Now, lets DIY! Caitlin

(P.S. We used beautiful yarn from Purl Soho and, of course, our beloved...

00:30

Sean Spicer revolted by Corden kiss "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The former Press Secretary has admitted that the nausea associated with being President Trumps mouthpiece, did not prepare him for the full horror of a snog from James Corden. Despite once having Trump oozing out of every orifice, Mr. Spicer admitted that only Mr. Corden had made him feel as dirty as a North Korean bomb.

Mr. Spicers TV appearance had initially appeared to be an all-time low for the Emmys in terms of taste, creativity and integrity but no one had factored in James Corden, or seen Lesbian Vampire Killers. Instead the after party became an aftermath of tonsil-tennis and Spicer slurpees, with fainting guests describing it as more stomach-churning than Cordens cringe-worthy interview technique.

Friends of Mr. Spicer say that he instantly felt sick in his mouth and in his soul while friends of Mr. Corden, just felt sorry for themselves. Remarked one observer, as he gagged: Swallowing Republican bile and regurgitating it over the White House Press Corp, is one thing. But its a whole other level, having James Cordens tongue down your throat.

Having gone from the Voice of Trump to the Spittoon of Corden, Mr. Spicer would be hard-pressed to find rock bottom, now that he has entered the Earths core of depravity. A friend defended Mr. Spicer said: Nobody wants to be an apologist for one of the worlds must derided individuals, but if its good enough for Cordens agent

 

 

 

 

00:30

Weak Demand? Bitcoin's Price Rebound May Be Starting to Fade "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The rebound in bitcoin's price from the recent low of $2,980 has stalled, raising doubts as to whether the rally will continue.

00:30

The Rise of Paleoart, and the Artists Role in Our Visions of Dinosaurs "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Charles R. Knight, Charles R. Knight, Laelaps (1897), the predators may represent paleontologists Othniel C. Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, whose intense competition defined early American paleontology (courtesy American Museum of Natural History)

Earlier this summer, I visited a quiet park in south London, where families pushed strollers around a small lake, and solitary people read books on benches in the sun. Nestled in the foliage by the water is a curious relic from the Crystal Palace Exhibition which gives the Crystal Palace Park its name: a herd of concrete dinosaurs, lazing with gaping jaws, and standing scaly and proud by the trees. The prehistoric creatures were made by artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins in the 1850s, and are recognized as the worlds first dinosaur sculptures. Yet they dont look quite how we envision dinosaurs today; the Iguanodons appear like rotund iguanas, the Dicynodonts like overgrown turtles, although contemporary knowledge suggests they never had shells.

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00:26

Water authority to seek OK to add fluoridation equipment as soon as next week "IndyWatch Feed Health"

As early as next week, Meadville Area Water Authority will seek official approval to add fluoridation equipment, according to Tom Thompson of Gannett Fleming, MAWAs consulting engineer.

Thats what our goal is, Thompson said following Wednesdays MAWA board meeting.

The equipment design for fluoridation has been completed, Thompson told the board.

Although the board voted in June to fluoridate the water supplied by the authority to its customers, it must still seek a permit to do so from the state Department of Environmental Protection. At the time of the boards controversial 3-2 vote in favor of fluoridation, Ted Watts, the authoritys attorney, said that the permit approval process will involve additional public hearings.

Review of permit applications like MAWAs typically takes 120 business days about seven months according to Melanie Williams, DEP community relations coordinator.

Thompson said he already has attended a pre-application meeting with DEP representatives.

*Original article online at http://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/water-authority-to-seek-ok-to-add-fluoridation-equipment-as/article_f405b802-9e4b-11e7-8fa8-7b6f98f7058b.html

00:24

What are you reading? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

"What are you listening to" has become a pretty popular thread and I was wondering what you are reading?

I'm not reading anything particularly interesting at the moment, just changes to the tax code but I could use some suggestions for when I have a little free time. Any genre, any subject, any author.

Some of my favorites from the past are:

American Caesar, William Manchester, biography of Douglas MacArthur

Father, Son & Co., My Life at IBM and Beyond. Thomas Watson Jr. , story of...

What are you reading?

00:23

Petersburg: Citizens weigh in on water fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Registered voters in Petersburg will be asked if the city should keep fluoride in its city water supply, and citizens are ratcheting up their stance on the issue from both sides.

Sandy Volk, a dental hygienist, regrets not giving her kids more fluoride vitamins when they were young.

Living near Papkes Landing, Volks household didnt receive city water, which had then and does now have a dose of fluoride in it. So she gave her kids fluoride compacted into a pill. She said the schools and recreation facilities all ran on city water, which her kids frequented, so she was careful not

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*Article online at http://www.petersburgpilot.com/story/2017/09/21/news/citizens-weigh-in-on-water-fluoridation/6473.html

00:20

Why Did Barefoot Gal Survive Irma? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Barefoot Gal survived Hurricane Irma -- a Category 4 storm -- in an area where most boats didn't. My thoughts on what spared her.

00:20

FART SEXY STYLE: More wildly offensive t-shirts from the streets of Shanghai "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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Previously on Dangerous Minds, mcolleague Cherrybomb highlighted the amusing trend in Asia for wearing wildly offensive t-shirts and wondered whether the wearers of such sartorial eloquence knew what their shock tops actually meant?

The answer is: probably not.

These fashion statements are like those

00:15

A Brief Summary of the Rothschild Crime Syndicates Activities in the Middle East and Elsewhere "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

There has been much that has already been written about the Rothschild crime syndicate.

We acknowledge that for those who are not part of the general global awakening and the truth movement, such discussions could get too confusing and even overwhelming.

As such, it is my intent in this article to unravel and shed light on any still-lingering confusion by speaking to common people and not just my fellow intellectual elites, academicians, and fellow independent researchers.

Before I begin, I want to emphatically state the following:


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00:12

Researchers urge caution over study linking fluoride exposure in pregnancy to lower IQs in children "IndyWatch Feed Health"

nti-fluoridation activists call it the biggest moment in the history of this whole debate. Its the response health policy experts and some of the authors themselves feared

Already there are people who claim fluoridated water is doing bad things to us. Now comes a new study suggesting a link between fluoride exposure in pregnancy and lower IQs in children.

Anti-fluoridation activists are calling it the biggest moment in the history of this whole debate and that any government that continues to add fluoride to tap water is condoning one huge, awful human experiment.

Its exactly the response health policy experts and some of the authors themselves feared.

There are some pretty bizarre theories out there, such as the idea that fluoride is being used to sedate the population, said University of Alberta health policy researcher Tim Caulfield.

I worry that this study which the authors note should be replicated, and they call for further analysis and research will be presented as definitive. It is not.

In what is being described as the first study of its kind and size exploring fluoride exposure and different stages of brain development, University of Toronto-led researchers analyzed data from 287 mother-child pairs in Mexico City. The study recruited pregnant women from 1994 to 2005, and has followed the women and their children since.

The researchers measured fluoride in archived urine samples taken from the women when they were pregnant, as well as from their children when they were between ages six and 12.

Next they looked at how levels of fluoride in urine related to how children scored on intelligence and neurocognitive function tests when they were four, and again when they were between six and 12.

Children scored 2.5 to three points lower on IQ tests for every 0.5 milligram-per-litre increase in their mothers urinary fluoride levels beyond 0.8 mg/L.

There was no clear association between IQ scores and values below 0.8 mg/L. As well, the childrens own urinary fluoride levels, measured when they were being tested, didnt seem to have a significant effect.

That suggests that whatever effect fluoride might have on brain development occurs in the womb.

In Canada and the U.S., most fluoride exposure comes from the fluoridation of drinking water to prevent cavities, and fluoride in toothpaste and other dental products.

In Mexico, not many people drink tap water, said Dr. Howard Hu, the studys principal investigator and founding dean of...

00:12

15 Quotes to Remind us about the Beauty of Letting Go. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The journey of letting go is similar to dealing with turbulence when flying. It's unsettling for a few moments, but once the clouds dissipate,

00:08

Survival Medicine Hour: Post-Irma, Floods, Shoulder Dislocation "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Survival Medicine Hour #354 This Survival Medicine Hour 9/15: Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc on Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, and our hosts Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr.Bones and Nurse Amy have now had two different homes survive destruction in a year: Their place in Gatlinburg on Ski Mountain, where 100 homes burned to the foundation last November as part of a huge human-set wildfire, and now their home in South Florida from Hurricane  Irmas winds. Well talk about

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00:02

A Gentle Reminder to Not be a D*ck. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We never fully know what others are going through, and we're all going through some sh*t. When my life is fine, I tend to assume

00:00

US Navy is running a black project to detect ALIEN spacecraft under the ocean "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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23:54

Nancy Pelosi Run Off Stage at Press Conference, 1795 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

- Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 Good morning, Im still reporting on: Nancy Pelosi Run Off Stage at Press Conference, 1795 Synopsis: Yesterday in San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi was shouted down by the very dreamers she was there to have a press conference about urging passage of the Dream Act to protect the children of illegals from deportation. About 60 so-called Dreamers mounted the stage shouting, All of us or none of us, and Democrats deport. The raucous group managed to shout down all attempts to proceed with the carefully orchestrated event. After an hour of noisy chanting and speech-making on the part of the Dreamers, Pelosi and two Democrat colleagues gave up and left the venue through a back door. This demonstrates yet another step in the decline of civility in the democratic process only this time, it is being used against Democrats, instead by them against supporters of President Trump. Democrats have been crushing these American political traditions for several years now and this is the end result. Now new socialists, yearning to get their young faces on the nightly news are angling to replace the old socialists and modeling their bad behavior. Unless Democrats take an about face and start moving back towards bi-partisan governance and treating, yes, even Trump supporters with respect, the bonds of comity that have bound the Republic together will only disintegrate at an ever-faster pace fracturing the nation. This is exactly what our enemies want. And, unfortunately, our enemies are now amongst us. Democrats need to heed the lessons of history - just as in the French Revolution when the Republic descends into thuggery, the thugs will come for the Democrats first. Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! https://www.GetTheTea.com - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Denas Pain Relief Store: http://denaspainreliefstore.com/denas-pcm-6.html 503.395.4142 Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by inf...

23:53

American Dental Association Responds to Study Regarding Fluoride Intake in Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Health"

CHICAGO, September 19, 2017  The American Dental Association (ADA) examined a study in Environmental Health Perspectives based on fluoride intake in Mexico and concludes the findings are not applicable to the U.S. The intake of fluoride in Mexico is significantly different from the U.S. In Mexico, fluoride is added to salt (known as salt fluoridation) and it also exists naturally in varying degrees in community water. In the U.S., fluoride is not added to salt and it is only added to water in cases where the natural occurrence of fluoride is lower than the recommended level to prevent tooth decay. The ADA continues to endorse fluoridation of public water as the most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay.

The authors of the study suggest that prenatal exposure to fluoride may cause lower IQ in children. However, because it is unknown how the subjects of the study ingested the fluoride whether through salt, water, or both no conclusions can be drawn regarding the effects of community water fluoridation in the U.S. Moreover, according to the ADA, the best available scientific evidence shows no association between the U.S.-recommended amount of fluoride used to prevent tooth decay and IQ.

More than 70 years of research and practical experience has shown that fluoridation is safe and effective. Fluoride helps prevent cavities in children and adults by making teeth more resistant to decay.

Fluoridation has been named by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of 10 great health achievements of the 20th century, and more than 100 U.S. and international health organizations including the World Health Organization recognize the public health benefits of community water fluoridation for preventing dental decay.

*Original press release online at http://www.ada.org/en/press-room/news-releases/2017-archives/september/ada-responds-to-study-regarding-fluoride-intake-in-mexico

23:44

Bitcoin Mining Farms Invited to Russian Leningrad Region "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Leningrad governor says Bitcoin miners can use the old nuclear power plant area.

23:38

US TV anchors hilarious meltdown goes viral "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Lawrence ODonnell, a presenter on American TV channel MSNBC, had a problem with people talking in his earpiece.

How big a problem was it? This big. Now the clip goes on for a while, but it rewards every second of your attention.

So much to enjoy, not least the way he switches between on-air professionalism and off-air fury.

Heres a few highlights.

Whats going on, why am I losing this, why dont I have sound? Whos asking for a Labor Day rundown in my ear? Goddammit.

Theres insanity in the control room tonight. You have insanity in my earpiece. Fuckin

Stop the hammering! Stop the hammering up there. Whos got a hammer? Where is it? Wheres the hammer? Go up on the other floor. Somebody go up there and stop the hammering. Stop the hammering.

Ill go down to the goddamn floor myself and stop it, keep the goddamn commercial break going. Call fucking Phil Griffin [president of MSNBC], I dont care who the fuck you have to call. Stop the hammering. Empty out the goddamn control room and find out where this is going on.

Fucking out of control shit. Jesus Christ. Crazy fucking sound coming in my ear, this fucking stupid hammering. It just fucking sucks. It fucking sucks to be out here with this out of control shit.

ODonnell later apologised on Twitter.

No need sir! We love it when our presenters are also human.

And heres a mash-up which is even better than the real thing.

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If you like your TV news presenters to have a hard time, heres the night Huw Edwards lost the news.

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23:36

South Korea in Centre of Bitcoin Universe As It Passes China in Bitcoin Trading "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The largest exchange in South Korea has processed more transactions than Bitfinex and Bittrex.

23:35

Pro-Vaxxers Admit The Truth About the Function of Vaccines in America Well Just Get Rid Of All the Whites "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Anti-Vaxxers Discover SECRET Video Tapes Opinion by Deplorable Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen If you didnt own a gun before you read this article, and watch a short video, youll go get one, and learn how to use it, damn quick, to defend yourself and your family from the likes of Paul Offitt, Allison Singer, Dorit Continue reading Pro-Vaxxers Admit The Truth About the Function of Vaccines in America Well Just Get Rid Of All the Whites

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23:34

How to Prepare For War at Home (Tips For Bugging In) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

by Jennifer Moran

home securityThe attack on Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, and the Death March are the worst nightmare a human person could imagine in his existence and no would ever want that to recur in this modern era.

War will always be the worst nightmare a person could ever think of. It can severely effect on the health and well-being of the country and the families living in the nation.

No matter where you live, a war, is inevitable, at some point in the future. It means to say that it is important that you are aware not only what it would mean if it will occur in your place, but also you are aware...

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23:31

DEBUNKED: Hurricanes Harvey And Irma Were NOT Caused By 'Climate Change' "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Amanda PrestigiacomoNew scientific data debunks the hyperventilating journalists suggesting the latest hurricanes to hit the United States, Harvey and Irma, were the cause of man-made Climate Change.
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23:30

Three Women Making Waves on the Colorado Maker Scene "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

These three women have all had a large impact on their respective maker communities. Meet them all at Maker Faire Denver.

Read more on MAKE

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23:30

Ethereum Testnet Successfully Verifies ZCash Transactions zkSNARKS "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bringing more privacy to the Ethereum blockchain is not an easy feat. To do so, developers have to implement a bunch of new code. The obvious solution is integrating zkSNARKS, which are also used by ZCash. It now appears the Ropsten testnet successfully verified this particular component of a ZCash transaction. A big step forward Continue reading Ethereum Testnet Successfully Verifies ZCash Transactions zkSNARKS

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23:30

Urbit Is Moving Its Virtual Server Galaxy Over to Ethereum "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Urbit, the galactically inspired network of cloud servers, has announced plans to rebuild its infrastructure based on ethereum tech.

23:26

Some Clever Ideas "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Some clever home maintenance / craft ideas....



and a few more with more general applications



and some come with balloons and other things.



some of these hacks might be fun things to do with kids....under the supervision of a responsible adult.

23:25

Glimpses of the Future of Architecture at a Chicago Biennial "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Installation view of the installation Vertical City at the Chicago Architecture Biennial (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

CHICAGO The Chicago Architecture Biennial is now officially a biennial, with its second iteration open to the public this past weekend. The free event now stands as North Americas largest survey of contemporary architecture. Curated by Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of LA-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee, and organized by the citys Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, it brings together over 140 participants from more than 20 countries to showcase projects under the theme Make New History.

IIT College of Architecture + SANAA, Lake 33rd, Bronzeville

A reference to Ed Ruschas eponymous book of 600 blank pages, its a broad topic that explores potential futures for architecture that build on the past. The myriad projects on view manifest in elaborate models, photographs, videos, and more show how architecture can look to history for inspiration to build environments that meet the needs of today.

And thats only at the biennials primary venue of the downtown Chicago Cultural Center, where Johnston Marklee has redesigned areas of the four-story, labyrinthine building to make visitors navigation as streamline...

23:25

The Perfect Prepper House? (Conclusion) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Guest article, by NRP Final in a series I started back in December of 2015, I took a little break. In past articles I tried to point out a few types/methods of construction, location, materials and so-on in building the Perfect Prepper House. With the recent developments in Weather, Possible pending War, Social Unrest and just all out concern in regards to surviving the Apocalypse of your choice Im going to hit more on what a Home should mean to the Owner. First of all building or preparing a persons Castle is totally a matter of choice. Each and every

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23:25

Baker Creates Cake Pops That Are Tiny Edible Sculptures on a Stick "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Best Cake Pops by Raymond Tan

One of the best things about baking is that anyone can do it. With some basic techniques and imagination, its possible to produce edible creations that enter the realm of food art. Raymond Tan, aka Ray Ray, is a self-taught baker who uses the activity as his creative outlet. About two years ago, he explains, I set myself a challenge to bring a dessert every time I was invited to a party, hence my first cake left my tiny apartment kitchen and the rest was history.

Since the life-changing soiree, Tan has produced many eye-catching treats. His forte is a twist on cake pops; these desserts are typically shaped as small balls affixed to the top of paper candy sticks, but Tan uses wider wooden popsicle sticks that allow him to make more complex pops. With an increased surface design, he layers colors and textures to sculpt cute animal characters, marble surface patterns, and assemble pretty floral designs resembling bountiful bouquets. Like all incredible food art, Tans cake pops seem almost too good to eatbut with flavors like white lotus and chestnut, who could resist?

Follow along with Tans mouth-watering creations on his Instagram. And if youre local to Paris, hell be teaching a weekend workshop with Amourducake on October 7 and October 8, 2017.

Self-taught baker Raymond Tan creates some of the best cake pops.

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23:20

Kate Bushs charming Japanese TV ad for Seiko watches, 1978 "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
As quickly as the young Kate Bush had won over the British public, she was even more of an overnight sensation in Japan where she performed Moving at the Nippon Budokan arena during the 7th annual international Tokyo Music Festival. The performance was broadcast on Japanese television on June 21, 1978 and was watched by...

23:14

Norwegian Air takes the piss out of American culture to sell bargain flights to America "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Norwegian Airs latest ad campaign takes the piss out of American culture, specifically the clich of the doughnut chomping cop.

Were impressed that they got Kevin James from Paul Blart: Mall Cop to feature in the ad.

The expression on the face of the partner of the pasty-inhaling cop pretty much says it all....

23:00

If you feel better, should you stop taking your antibiotics? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A recent paper suggests that patients would be better off stopping antibiotics when they feel better, instead of completing the entire amount prescribed. Could this approach reduce antibiotic overuse and the risk of widespread resistance?

22:59

President Trumps 1st Speech To the UN, 1796 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Good morning, Im still reporting on: President Trumps 1st Speech To the UN, 1796 Synopsis: President Trump's first speech to the UN General Assembly. Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! https://www.GetTheTea.com - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Denas Pain Relief Store: http://denaspainreliefstore.com/denas-pcm-6.html 503.395.4142 Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://www.pinterest.com/billstills/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstill http://billstills.tumblr.com/ https://billstills.wordpress.com/ https://www.diigo.com/profile/billstill https://www.reddit.com/user/billstills/ http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/billstillss Consider becoming a cherished sponsor: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3204630 https://youtu.be/3jdYP4wMb7U

22:47

Genesis Vision Brings Blockchain to Crypto and Mainstream Financial Markets "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Genesis Vision is a platform that has prospered in both the traditional private trust management markets and crypto assets management markets. With the emergence of blockchain technology, and consequently the newest generation of smart contract protocols, untapped niches have begun to surface, and most are all but ready to erupt in the coming months. Establishing Continue reading Genesis Vision Brings Blockchain to Crypto and Mainstream Financial Markets

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22:42

RHEUMATISM THERAPY IS AN ACT OF BRAVERY "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Rheumatism is a generic name for 200 different conditions characterized by inflammation and acute or chronic pain in muscles, joints, fibrous tissue. Although these 200 disorders defined by WHO have little in common in terms of their epidemiology, they do share three characteristics: they cause chronic, often intermittent acute pain, they are difficult to treat and are

22:38

New US Government Study on Fluoride Damage to Brain "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Fluoride Free New Zealand is calling on the 23 councils (out of the total of 67) that still fluoridate, to urgently implement a moratorium on fluoridation to protect the brains of children being born today in their community.

A major study published on Tuesday in the US Governments Environmental Health Perspectives has found that children born to mothers exposed to fluoride while pregnant, have significantly lower IQ scores. This is particularly relevant to New Zealand where half of the population is currently subjected to fluoridation.

The study measured fluoride in urine and found the average level of fluoride in urine was 0.9mg/L (mg/L = parts per million). To relate this to water fluoride concentration, a separate study found that pregnant women in an area with 0.4 to 0.8 ppm water fluoride only had slightly lower urine fluoride than the average participants in this study. The Ministry of Health recommends fluoride chemicals be added to the water at 0.85ppm.
Pregnant women in New Zealand in fluoridated areas likely have similar levels of urine fluoride as those in the Mexican study. Urine fluoride reflects total fluoride intake from all sources, not just fluoridated water. The paper also reports that in the USA, which is 70% fluoridated, urine fluoride ranges from about 0.5 to 1.5 mg/L which fully overlaps the range found in the Mexican study.
The child of a mother who was drinking water with 0.85ppm fluoride would be predicted to have 5 IQ lower IQ points than if the mother had drunk water with close to zero fluoride in it. This obviously has huge consequences for New Zealand children.

The Ministry of Health recommended 1ppm until the 1990s when it reduced to a range from 0.7ppm to 1ppm, with a target of 0.85ppm. The US Human and Health Services have directed a maximum of 0.7ppm for fluoridation.

This study was very carefully done by a group of researchers who have produced over 50 papers on the cognitive health of children in relationship to environmental exposures.  It was funded by the US Governments National Institute of Health and was a multi-million dollar study.  This was the groups first study of fluoride their other studies mostly dealing with lead, mercury and other environmental neurotoxicants.

This study controlled for a wide range of potential factors that might have skewed the results and produced a false effect.  It was able to largely rule out confounding effects by these other factors.  The factors ruled out included lead, mercury, socio-economic status, smoking, alcohol use, and health problems during pregnancy.

This study offers confirmation of previous studies in Mexico, China...

22:35

Who Rules America? - The Power Elite in the Time of Trump "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Who Rules America?

The Power Elite in the Time of Trump

22:33

Tails report for August, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Releases


The following changes were introduced in Tails 3.1:

Fixed problems


  • Make sure that Thunderbird erases its temporary directory, containing for example attachments opened in the...

Tails report for August, 2017

22:30

Edible Innovations: 6 More Food Makers Coming to Maker Faire New York "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Here are six more food makers and maker pros that you have to meet if you are going to World Maker Faire New York.

Read more on MAKE

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22:30

sewing: linen hadley top "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This post is written by Lindsay of @lindsayinstitches

I adore Grainline Studio patterns. Somehow Jen manages to create styles that are on trend but completely classic at the same time. The Hadley pattern is no exception, especially when worn as a linen Hadley top.

The theme on the blog this week is How do you wear your Hadley? As you have already seen from the other contributors, there are so many ways. Given the season change, my initial thought was that my Hadley should have sleeves, but then I wondered how the tank might work as a layering piece.

I decided to go sleeveless like view B, but with the jewel neckline and pleated keyhole back from view A.

When deciding on a fabric for my Hadley (available in the shop as both a digital and printed pattern), I was immediately drawn to this beautiful linen in the shop. Doesnt it just scream fall to you? Makes me want to eat all things pumpkin!

Having worked with Brussels Washer Linen before, I knew it would have just the right weight and drape for this pattern. All the texture of traditional linen but none of the stiffness. Hooray for 45% rayon content!

The earthiness of the linen was giving me a strong sweater vest vibe, but in the best way. I decided to roll with that, and Im loving how this looks over a crisp collared shirt! Im also thinking it could be fantastic over a stripey tee or under a cardigan.

Thats what is so great about this pattern. It comes with multiple views built in, but when you mix up...

22:30

Surgery journal retracts two papers it didnt mean to publish "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Annals of Surgery has retracted two papers it never intended to publish. According to journals editor, Keith Lillemoe, the paperspublished in 2015, two months aparthad undergone full peer review and were rejected, like 90% of submissions to our journal: The decision was clear and the authors were notified. But somehow, Lillemoe said, our publishing []

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22:30

Blockchain History? IBM Ventures Is Close to Making Its First Industry Investment "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

IBM Ventures has its eyes on compliance and supply chain for its first cash investment in the blockchain industry.

22:30

Welcome to Australia where its always warmer somewhere! "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

(and other nonsense from Australias Bureau of Meteorology, the University of Melbourne and The Conversation). Dr. Bill Johnston[1] Main points. Australias Bureau of Meteorology and climate scientists at the University of Melbourne should know that nowhere on planet-earth could rainfall be less than none! The Bureaus latest Seasonal Summary (winter 2017) spuriously claims rainfall is

22:29

Extensive list of weather control patents prove the technology exists to augment and control powerful storms "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Extensive list of weather control patents prove the technology exists to augment and control powerful storms

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(Natural News) Extreme weather events like Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida seem to be on the upswing, and some people are now asking themselves: is there more to these types of storms than meets the eye? A quick perusal of the governments many patents and trademarks for weather modification and geoengineering suggests that the powers that be, indeed, have covert tools at their disposal that are capable of affecting and perhaps even controlling certain elements of the weather.

Compiled by GeoEngineeringWatch.org, the list dates back to 1891 and offers some keen insights as to what the deep state could be up to in terms of creating severe weather events. The earliest known patent, filed on July 16, 1891, is entitled, Method of Producing Rain-fall. It explains how the rapid evaporation and air chilling can be used to create condensation in the atmosphere cloud-seeding, so to speak thus producing more rain. A man by the name of Louis Gathmann of Chicago, Illinois, is credited as being the inventor of this technique.

Several decades later on August 6, 1913, another patent was filed by a man named James M. Cordray for a Rain-Maker balloon that can supposedly produce rain at any given time, even during dry seasons. Several others of the earliest known geoengineering patents, in fact, all pertain to creating artificial rain, clouds, and...

22:28

Japanese news show uses this wonderfully odd collage in an item about Theresa May "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

When you think of word associated with Theresa May most people wouldnt say laughter thats not the case for the graphics department of the Japanese NHK show News Check 11. Make sure you have the volume up to really appreciate the hosts reaction

YouTubes automatically generated subtitles didnt help explain things either. Actually we dont want to know, these are perfect as they are.

Thanks to Mat for this great find.

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22:27

Guess Who? - German woman robbed, raped, gagged and left tied to pole naked in Rome. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

German woman raped, left tied to pole naked in Rome

Victim is 57-year-old German, found nude by taxi driver


(ANSA) - Rome, September 18 - A 57-year-old German woman was raped last night at Rome's Villa Borghese park, sources said Monday.

The woman was found gagged and naked tied to a pole in the park by a taxi driver at around 1am on Monday, the sources said.

The driver untied the woman, who was in a state of shock, and called the police.
She told police that she was attacked where she was found, the sources added.

The clothes of the woman, who has been in Italy for six months and has been taken to the city's Santo Spirito hospital, were found near to the pole. She told investigators that she was attacked by young man, aged around 20, probably a foreigner, the sources said.

He is also said to have robbed 40 euros from the woman, who is of no fixed abode. Police have been working in the park for several hours to find evidence that could lead to the assailant.

The case follows a series of recent acts of sexual violence in Italy, including in the capital.

22:27

The SHTF in Puerto Rico Last Night "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Last night in Puerto Rico, the world as residents knew it, ended.

Hurricane Maria caused so much devastation that there is no telling when electricity will be restored. There is ...

22:27

Fluoride OKd for Albuquerque water supply "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Fluoride again will be added to Albuquerques water supply.

Water utility board members voted 5-2 Wednesday to approve a $250,000 appropriation that will allow the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority to buy the equipment needed to resume supplemental drinking-water fluoridation, which the utility halted in 2011.

The decision followed nearly an hour of passionate pleas by both opponents and supporters of fluoridation similar to comments expressed at two earlier public hearings on the issue.

At the end of the day, when theres a question about science, we need to listen to the scientists, board member and Albuquerque City Councilor Pat Davis said before he voted in favor of resuming fluoridation. Davis withdrew his proposal for an advisory question on the 2018 general election ballot that would have asked Bernalillo County voters whether they support or oppose supplemental fluoridation.

Voting against the appropriation were Albuquerque Councilors Klarissa Pea and Trudy Jones. Joining Davis in support were Bernalillo County Commissioners Debbie OMalley, Wayne Johnson and Maggie Hart Stebbins and Albuquerques Chief Administrative Officer Rob Perry, who represents Mayor Richard Berry on the board.

Im just philosophically opposed to this, Jones said in explaining her opposition to fluoridation. I dont think at any time the government should add something to our water if some people dont want it.

Jones remarks echoed those of several opponents who told the board that people who want fluoride can obtain it from commercial products such as toothpaste and mouthwash and from fluoride treatments provided by dentists, but the water utility shouldnt force fluoride on people who believe they are harmed by it.

There are health concerns that people talked about, Pea said. For people with kidney disease theres a lot of concern about fluoride.

Pea also said she was troubled that supporters pitch drinking water fluoridation as a way of helping low-income children. To me its an assumption that lower-income children dont brush their teeth, she said.

The measure approved Wednesday requires the utility to maintain fluoride levels between 0.65 and 0.72 milligrams per liter in the public water supply.

Fluoride is a mineral found naturally in Albuquerques water supply at levels of about 0.4 to 0.5 milligram per liter, according to a report prepared by the utility staff.

The city began supplemental fluoridation in 1972, but ended the practice in 2011 while federal officials considered new recommendations about fluoridation levels.

In 2015, the U.S...

22:23

How to Succeed in Math: Answer-Getting vs. Problem-Solving "IndyWatch Feed Education"

You want your child to succeed in math because it opens so many doors in the future.

But kids have a short-term perspective. They dont really care about the future. They care about getting through tonights homework and moving on to something more interesting.

So how can you help your child learn math?

When kids face a difficult math problem, their attitude can make all the difference. Not so much their I hate homework! attitude, but their mathematical worldview.

Does your child see math as answer-getting? Or as problem-solving?

Answer-getting asks What is the answer?, decides whether it is right, and then goes on to the next question.

Problem-solving asks Why do you say that? and listens for the explanation.

Problem-solving is not really interested in right or wrongit cares more about makes sense or needs justification.

Homeschool Memories

In our quarter-century-plus of homeschooling, my children and I worked our way through a lot of math problems. But often, we didnt bother to take the calculation all the way to the end.

Why didnt I care whether my kids found the answer?

Because the thing that intrigued me about math was the web of interrelated ideas we discovered along the way:

  • How can we recognize this type of problem?
  • W...

22:13

Recommended: Abisko Lights Abisko Lights "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

  Theres really no sense breaking this album down for you.  This is a gorgeous recording, and theres not a whole hell of lot more to say about it.  The self-titled album from Abisko Lights dishes out a series of melodic visions, possessing form and substance, and yet also an ephemeral quality that allows them []

22:10

The Amazing War Drama Playing Out in Syria - Another Great Russian TV Report "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Amazing War Drama Playing Out in Syria - Another Great Russian TV Report

Extraordinary footage from Syria - nothing like it in the Western media. Must-see TV to understand what is really happening in Syria.

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Kisses and tears of joy. You can't watch this and not be moved ...

This TV segment is already a week old, but we just managed to get our hands o...

22:10

Trump Judicial Nominee: Transgender Children Are Part Of Satans Plan Of Destruction "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Jeff Mateer, who has been nominated by Donald Trump for a federal judgeship, called transgender children part of Satans plan.

22:05

WATCH! Russian Helicopter Just Accidentally Fired ROCKETS at Journos During War Games (Whoops, my bad) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

WATCH! Russian Helicopter Just Accidentally Fired ROCKETS at Journos During War Games

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War games are dangerous. The journalists were injured.

Some people are saying they are CNN journalists. Now THAT would be interesting.

Watch this shocking video to see it actually happen:

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For details, head over to the UK's Independent.

Just remember, they're a pack of lying neocons, so take what they say with a grain of salt...

22:03

Mispronouncing Namibia, A Country in Southern Africa, is not acceptable, or something "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The moronic fall-out by imbeciles jumping to conclusions has been contagious. But isnt it always? Trump pronounced it Nambia. Jokes aside, Namibia is a real African country Namibia is a real country in southern African and on Wednesday it got its 15 minutes of fame in America after President Donald Trump mistakenly referred to it []

21:58

AL-Qaeda and the US Secret Services however, had a very, very, bad day. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

US Secret Services' Tried to Nab 29 Russian Troops in Syria ... and Got Their Butts Kicked - Russian Military

Its a real war out there and Russians and Americans are practically in combat

14 hours ago | 17254 103
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21:57

Vaccines and Blue Foot Syndrome "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO, AOBNMM, ABIHM I grow weary of people who continually demand proof that vaccines cause harm and do cause autism. Every year the insistence for More research!! More research! goes by,...

The post Vaccines and Blue Foot Syndrome appeared first on Vaxxter.

21:55

Changelly Partners with Coinomi wallet "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Changelly, the leading instant cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its partnership with Coinomi, one of the oldest, safest and most well-known wallets in the crypto industry. Coinomi has fully integrated Changellys API right into its wallet application, allowing users to easily swap between a wide range of listed cryptocurrencies. What is Changelly Changelly is one of Continue reading Changelly Partners with Coinomi wallet

The post Changelly Partners with Coinomi wallet appeared first on NEWSBTC.

21:50

Australian pizza shop adds their own message to an anti-same sex marriage billboard on their building "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A pizza place in Tasmania hijacks an anti-same sex marriage billboard on their building to make a very important point.

It proved to be highly controversial

Weve read some contentious opinions online before, but nothing could prepare us for this

...

21:48

Mainstream Science Site Admits Flu Shot Fails "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The annual contemplation over why the flu shot consistently fails is making headlines again. This time, the folks at Science Magazine have created an article and video over the shots consistent failures to protect people...

The post Mainstream Science Site Admits Flu Shot Fails appeared first on Vaxxter.

21:46

Russia warns US it will strike back if militia attacks in Syria dont end "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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Russia warns US it will strike back if militia attacks in Syria dont end

The troops of the Syrian Democratic Force (SDF), a predominantly Kurdish militia that receives support from the US military, have twice attacked positions of the Syrian Arab Army in the Deir ez-Zor governorate with mortar and rocket fire, according to the Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov.

Russia unequivocally told the commanders of US forces in Al Udeid Airbase (Qatar) that it will not tolerate any shelling from the areas where the SDF are stationed, Konashenkov said, adding that the attacks put at risk Russian military advisers embedded with Syrian government troops.

Fire from positions in regions [controlled by the SDF] will be suppressed by all means necessary, he stressed.

Konashenkov said Moscow suspected the SDF of colluding with the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL) in Deir ez-Zor rather than fighting it, as it claims to be. He said Russia had detected the transfer of SDF fighters from the IS stronghold of Raqqa, to join forces with the jihadists.

SDF militants work to the same objectives as IS terrorists. Russian drones and intelligence have not recorded any confrontations between IS and the third force, the SDF, the Russian general said.

READ MORE: Syrian troops cross Euphrates as they advance east of Deir ez-Zor (VIDEO)

The statement said that the siege of Raqqa by the SDF has been halted, apparently in response to the latest advances by Syrian government forces in Deir ez-Zor, which is located to the east from Raqqa along the Euphrates River.

The central parts of the former ISIL capital, which account for roughly 25 percent of the city, remain under full control of the terrorists, Konashenkov remarked.

According to the statement, in the last 24 hours Syrian government troops continued their offensive operation to destroy the last IS bridgehead near the city of Deir ez-Zor, the provincial capital. Troops led by Syrian Army General Suheil al-Hassan liberated around 16 sq km of territory and...

21:34

WV Air Quality Board Rejects Appeal on Methanol Chemical Plant "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

WV-AQB refuses to hear environmental appeal

Air board refuses to hear concerns over Institute methanol plant

From an Article by Ken Ward, Jr., Charleston Gazette-Mail, September 18, 2017

Photo: Air Quality Board Chairman Michael Koon (left) and board lawyer Mark Weiler announce the boards ruling Monday on an appeal of a permit for a US Methanol plant that is under construction in Institute, WV.

Members of a state board on Monday refused to hear a permit appeal from a citizen group that is concerned that potential fires, explosions or other accidents at the US Methanol plant under construction in Institute could pose health and safety risks for area residents.

The West Virginia Air Quality Board granted the Department of Environmental Protections motion to dismiss an appeal that the group People Concerned About Chemical Safety filed, agreeing with the DEP that the issues raised were beyond the scope of the state agencys job. The decision means the board wont hold a full hearing with testimony about the citizen group concerns.

In arguing against the appeal being dismissed, Bill DePaulo, attorney for the People Concerned organization, urged the board members to make clear what ruling for the DEPs motion would be saying to the public.

Win or lose, Id just like a clear ruling, DePaulo told board members. Do it in big, bold letters: We do not consider the human health and safety in issuing this permit.

US Methanol hopes to start production in mid-2018 at the plant that would convert natural gas to methanol, a common industrial feedstock. The facility, located at the Institute property now operated by Dow Chemical, would use parts from a deconstructed plant in Brazil.

A variety of political leaders, including Gov. Jim Justice and Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper praised the project, which promises 60 permanent jobs, during a groundbreaking ceremony two weeks ago. Construction had already begun, despite the pending challenge to the projects air pollution permit.

In the permit appeal filed in April, People Concerned argued that the DEPs Division of Air Quality did not examine the potential consequences for the surrounding community of a spill, leak, fire or explosion at the US Methanol facili...

21:30

Trip Recap: Seattle Southside "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Thanks to the companies linked to below for hosting us on this trip.

Last weekend we took a quick mini-vacay to the Seattle Southside. To be honest, I've never really considered that area as a vacation destination--unless you count starting a vacation by leaving from SeaTac Airport. But when we were invited to come stay for the weekend and explore, we couldn't turn down an excuse for a little getaway. And we had a blast! I was impressed with how many fun, family-friendly activities are there. Plus it was a nice, affordable launch pad for visiting the overall region, and less hectic than staying in downtown Seattle. In addition to our planned activities, we were able to meet our new nephew Seth (who was just born last month), see Ben's parents, and buy a few things from IKEA (Spokane doesn't have one yet). Worked out perfect!

Trip to the Seattle Southside

We stayed at the Marriott Courtyard right by Southcenter Mall. It was a convenient location, clean and modern inside, and their hotel breakfast was really good...instead of a continental buffet, they had made-to-order French toast, eggs and bacon, avocado toast, etc., plus Starbucks drinks. It was also located right by iFly, an indoor skydiving place that Ben has wanted to try. We didn't do it this time because of Ian (you have to be at least three), but maybe in the future!

Jumping on hotel beds

Our first morning there, we visited the Des Moines Farmer's Market, which is right on the harbor. Supposedly there's a great view of Mt. Rainier, but it was still really smoky in the air from all the fires in the Northwest so we couldn't see the mountain at all (thankfully it's rained since then and the air is MUCH clearer now). The farmer's market was really cute and reminded me a lot of the one in Edmonds, where we used to live: a charming waterfront community market with seasonal local crops, inexpensive bouquets of fresh flowers, and yummy food trucks. We got some hot kettle corn and a twice baked almond croissant, and I ogled the gorgeous dahlias.

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21:30

Police arrest Lidl till operative in London Tube bomb investigation "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Police have confirmed that an employee of Lidl has been arrested in the ongoing investigation into the London Tube bomb attack. Initially we thought it was a lone wolf but now it transpires that the bomber may have had assistance, namely the provision of disposable bags at a discounted price of 5p, said the Chief Inspector heading up the enquiry.

Concerns have been raised about the ability of the disposable Lidl bags to withstand an explosion, with experts noting that currently no British Army ordnance is transported in Lidl bags for that very reason. The new Lidl Bag for Life, at 9p, in contrast, is widely recognised as being strong enough for eggs and a standard size bag of potatoes.

It is understood that the man who sold the bag also asked the bomber if he wanted cash back. Money laundering is a vital element of the terrorist process, so its likely hell be charged with that offence too, said the detective.

21:30

Fish Farm Occupation Moves From Sea to City "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

by Emilee Gilpin / The Tyee

First Nations campaigners occupying fish farms on Vancouver Island received a boost of support last Friday when a group of supporters occupied the constituency office of Attorney General and Vancouver-Point Grey NDP MLA David Eby.

Jay Peachy, who played a key role in organizing the office occupation, said they wanted the government to followup on promises made during the election and the following summer.Were here to emphasize the moral imperative around Indigenous rights and reconciliation, said Peachy, who calls himself a fish warrior and is often seen at salmon-related events as Will the salmon, wearing a papier-mch sockeye head and rollerblades. Were here to remind this new government that they made critical promises.

Peachy referred to a statement made by Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claire Trevena, who is also the NDP MLA for North Island. Trevena visited the Namgis First Nation bighouse in Alert Bay this past summer and promised fish farms would be removed from First Nations territories and move inland.

The bighouse is a sacred space for many First Nations, where official meetings, ceremonies and decisions are held. Peachy said that a commitment in a bighouse indicated a level of honour and responsibility from the government that the hereditary chiefs involved in the Vancouver Island occupation wont soon forget.

First Nations groups from the Namgis and Musgamagw Dzawadaenuxw have occupied two Norwegian-owned Marine Harvest fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago for more than...

21:30

The Smithsonian Design Museum Digitizes 200,000 Objects, Giving You Access to 3,000 Years of Design Innovation & History "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

John Lennon poster by Richard Avedon

When we think of design, each of us thinks of it in our own way, focusing on our own interests: illustration, fashion, architecture, interfaces, manufacturing, or any of a vast number of sub-disciplines besides. Those of us who have paid a visit to Cooper Hewitt, also known as the Smithsonian Design Museum, have a sense of just how much human innovation, and even human history, that term can encompass. Now, thanks to an ambitious digitization project that has so far put 200,000 items (or 92 percent of the museum's collection) online, you can experience that realization virtually.

Concept car designed by William McBride

The video below explains the system, an impressive feat of design in and of itself, with which Cooper Hewitt made this possible. "In collaboration with the Smithsonians Digitization Program Office, the mass digitization project transformed a physical object (2-D or 3-D) from the shelf to a virtual object in one continuous process," says its about page. "At its peak, the project had four photographic set ups in simultaneous operation, allowing each to handle a certain size, range and type of object, from minute buttons to large posters and furniture. A key to the projects success was having a completely barcoded collection, which dramatically increased efficiency and allowed all object information to be automatically linked to each image."

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21:30

Australia Cites Blockchain In 'Digital Economy' Strategy Launch "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Australia is plotting an ambitious new Digital Economy initiative and blockchain is part of the plan, a new paper reveals.

21:19

Far Away From any Witnesses, My Small Town is Being Poisoned by Fracking Waste "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

by Allison Stine / The Guardian

Some days, the air would smell acrid, sharp like bleach, and I would hurry from the car into the house. Other days, the wind seemed normal, unremarkable. I didnt know why.

My south-eastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills is a small, rural place where the demolition derby at the county fair is a hot ticket, Walmart is the biggest store, and people in the even smaller villages surrounding the county seat must often drive for 30 minutes to grocery shop. We hold the unfortunate distinction of being the poorest county in the state: an area that is both stunning rolling hills, rocky cliffs, pastures and ravines and inaccessible, far from industry.

Its here that fracking companies dump their waste.

The Hazel Ginsburg well, an injection well built in the hillside decades ago, was meant to deposit saline and sand underground into porous rock. For the last few years, however, the well has held waste from out-of-state fracking operations done in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and other states.

A forgotten byproduct of fracking is the waste. What goes into the ground must come out: a sludge of toxic chemicals and undrinkable water, which trucks ship across the country. Far from the drill pads, far from the cities that profit from fracking, far from any city at all, the leftover wastewater is injected into the ground my countys forgotten ground.

These hills once held coal. Some still do. Though many of the mines have shut down, coals legacy remains. Some streams in the woods run red from the acid leaking from abandoned shafts. My step-grandmother, the daughter of a Kentucky miner, used to tell me stories of washing her clothes in red water, downstream from mines. Coal companies exploited employees like her father, paying him in company scrip and keeping him poor and exploiting the land.

That kind of abuse continues. It has just changed shape.

...

21:18

Four new toads discovered in Sumatra "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

BOGOR, Indonesia Scientists described four new toads from the hills of Sumatra, adding to the islands already astounding biodiversity. The discoveries mark the first Sumatran additions to the Philautus genus of shrub frogs since the early 20th century. Several were described in the Western Ghats of India in 2009. The researchers published their findings in Herpetological Monographs last month. They hail from the University of Brawijaya in Indonesia, and the University of Texas at Arlington and Broward College in the U.S. Specimens of the newly described species Philautus amabilis, Philautus polymorphus, Philautus thamyridion and Philautus ventrimaculatus were collected from 2013 to 2015 in jungles over 1,000 meters above sea level. As in the rest of Indonesia, the forests of Sumatra are full of unknown creatures, but are rapidly dwindling as industry expands, especially in the agriculture and mining sectors. Globally, scientists believe that more than 80 percent of species remain undiscovered. Maps showing the distribution of the Sumatran Philautus genus. Image courtesy of Herpetological Monographs. The four toads differ from one another in their skin patterns, limb shapes and voices. The last name of Philautus amabilis derives from a Latin word meaning charming or pretty. For the scientists, this defines the toads bright brown back and the dark lines that appear on its arms, thighs, hind legs and outer fingers. The name Philautus polymorphus was inspired by its variety of colors and patterns, but the animal is recognizable by the cone-shaped bumps on its eyelids. Philautus thamyridion was named after Thamyris,

21:17

IBM Beats Microsoft in Blockchain Technology Deployment "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Top execs survey says IBM beats out Microsoft and Accenture in Blockchain tech

21:10

Malaysia Legalizing Bitcoin? Bank Negara Issuing Guidelines for Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Malaysian bank Negara is the first in the country to open the gates for cryptocurrencies.

21:02

Led Zeppelin watch a couple have sex on top of their gold records at a Stockholm sex club in 1973 "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant back in the day, perhaps recalling some good times at Chat Noir in 1973.
 
I havent really thought about Led Zeppelin in a while, so the other day I started poking around looking at photos of the band taken...

21:00

7 Werner Herzog Quotes to Let Her Know Youre a Wild Fuck Machine "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

So after weeks of duds and missed connections youre finally having a good date. You take her out to a decent restaurant, the conversation is flowing well, youre digging her, you think shes digging you, but how do you let her know that youve got the goods? Look no further than the words of the pussy professor himself, Werner Herzog! Here are the top seven existential contemplations from the Austrian filmmaker to show her exactly what kind of animal you can be in the bedroom!

The trees here are in misery, and the birds are in misery. I dont think they sing. They just screech in pain.

  • Subtext: What do you say we get out of here and head on over to my place? Women respond to confidence, so you know what? Just put it out there! Use this quote to highlight the ominous dread inherit in your environment and then maybe chime in with, Hey, I got some killer coffee back at my apartment.

Look into the eyes of a chicken and you will see real stupidity. It is a kind of bottomless stupidity, a fiendish stupidity. They are the most horrifying, cannibalistic, and nightmarish creatures in the world.

  • This one great because it can come up organically while browsing the menu, and itll have her thinking Wow, if he sees all of that in a chicken, imagine how creative he is sexually!

Do you not then hear this horrible scream all around you that people usually call silence.

  • Definitely wait till the check arrives before you drop this leg spreader because chances are youre going to get pulled into the nearest available coat closet for god knows how long.

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I believe the common denominator of the universe is not harmony, but chaos, hostility and murder.

  • Nothing like a little pseudo-Nietzschean pessimism to let her know youre ready to go all night!

The universe is monstrously indifferent to the presence of man.

  • In other words, Hey baby, no one else is watching, its just you and me spinning around on a marble in a cold indifferent vacuum, so lets do this!...

20:50

New guy from North Texas checking in..... "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

new to forum but not new to mindset. Hoping to hear back from some other Texans, too.

20:48

Weekly Planetary Astrology Forecast September 18- 24, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Hillory Skott, Guest writer, In5D.com This is a pivotal week for all of us. The New Moon in Virgo is tapping us into purity and discernment. The Sun moves to Libra, the season changes and we are all in a whole new phase of life. Use this Abundant Virgo energy to go over your []

The post Weekly Planetary Astrology Forecast September 18- 24, 2017 appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.

20:43

The psychedelic retro-futurism of Swedish artist Kilian Eng "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


A gorgeously vibrant poster Space is the Place by Kilian Eng. The poster was created for a 2015 exhibit called Alien Encounters curated by the Nottingham Contemporary Museum.
 
Kilian Eng is a digital artist working under the moniker of DW Design in Stockholm, Sweden. Now 35, the...

Monkee Python: Micky Dolenz directs Michael Palin and Terry Jones in The Box "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Micky Dolenz directing the final episode of The Monkees
 
After the Monkees, after Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart, after the stage show of Harry Nilssons The Point!, Micky Dolenz spent a few years working as a TV...

20:38

German election 2017: Where the parties stand on energy and climate change "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Germany goes to the polls this Sunday and current chancellor Angela Merkel is set to win a fourth term.

Merkel is likely to need one or two coalition partners from the five other parties expected to enter the Bundestag. This means the next governments priorities will have to be negotiated post-election and may not reflect individual party positions.

Germany has become a key player in international climate politics in recent years, yet it is falling behind its domestic carbon targets.

While the election outcome is unlikely to alter its global positioning, future government policy will likely affect its national climate progress.

Carbon Brief sets out the key climate and energy options facing Germans at the polls this week.

Background

Germany has a long-term goal to reduce emissions by 80-95% below 1990 levels in 2050. Last year it set interim emissions targets for individual sectors, including agriculture, industry and transport.

However, Germanys emissions have stagnated in recent years.

As a result, it is set to miss its interim 40% by 2020 target, according to a report released earlier this month. The research, from German think tank Agora Energiewende, found the country is on track to achieve only a 30-31% reduction.


German greenhou...

20:33

Psychiatry Ignores an Elephant in the Room "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Large cohort studies of people with a first-episode psychosis provide a unique opportunity for finding out why so many young people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders die at a young age. However, it seems that those psychiatrists who have access to the mortality data generally do not want the facts to come out. In published cohort studies, there is virtually always too little information or no information at all about the causes of death.

In 2012, Hegelstad et al. published 10-year follow-up data for 281 patients with a first-episode psychosis (the TIPS study). 1 Although their average age at entry into the study was only 29 years, 49 patients (17%) had died in less than 10 years. The authors detailed article was about recovery and symptom scores and they took no interest in all these deaths, which appeared in a flowchart of patients lost to follow-up and were not commented upon anywhere in their paper. In the text, however, they mentioned only 28 deaths (11%), so it is difficult to know how many died.

On March 5th 2017, I wrote to the first author: In your interesting study from 2012, Long-Term Follow-Up of the TIPS Early Detection in Psychosis Study: Effects on 10-Year Outcome, 28 patients died of 281. Do you have the causes of death, which would be very interesting to know about? I noticed that most patients were still on antipsychotics 10 years after they started (table 2). I consider this very frightening, e.g. around half of them will have tardive dyskinesia (which is often masked by ongoing treatment) and many, if not all, will have developed permanent brain damage at this point, to mention just two of the important harms of long-term treatment. In contrast, only 17% of patients in Lappland were still on antipsychotics 5 years after their first episode (compared to 75% in Stockholm).

I sent a reminder ten days later and was told I would get an answer shortly. On May 10th, I wrote again: It is now another two months. You did an important study and it is important for the world to know what 10% of your very young patients died from in just 10 years. It is a frightening death rate. Do we need to file a Freedom of Information request to get this information?

Hegelstad replied that, We are preparing a manuscript detailing the information you are asking for. It will be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal. When published the information will be readily available to all.

The preparation of the manuscript and its publication were very fast. Already in June, the paper was out, in World Psychiatry.2 With this record speed, I wondered what the peer r...

20:33

Renowned Psychiatrist Warns That Trump is a Danger to Us All "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Alternet: A new book, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, written by 27 psychiatrists, psychologists, and mental health experts to warn the public of President Trumps dangerousness, will be published on October 3rd. According to Robert Jay Lifton, who wrote the books foreword, The Goldwater Rule is subordinate mental health professionals duty to warn people in danger and protect human life and well-being.

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20:32

Marijuana Research: Overcoming the Barriers "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From APA Science Advocacy: As an increasing number of states are beginning to legalize the medicinal and/or recreational use of marijuana, it is clear that more research is needed on the risks and potential benefits of the drug. The American Psychological Association is working for legislation that will remove some of the major barriers preventing scientists from pursuing the full range of research necessary to understand the impact of marijuana.

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20:31

Coroner Finds Anti-Smoking Drug Contributed to Mans Suicide "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From ABC: A Queensland Coroner has found that the anti-smoking drug Champix played a role in the suicide of a 22-year-old man, Timothy John, who died in April 2013.

Article

20:31

Thought You Couldnt Buy a Picasso? Think Again! "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Tokenization allows investors to buy fractional portions of the greatest art in the world, allowing for amazing diversification.

20:30

Mexico shakes, sometimes without aftershocks "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A Shock Without Aftershocks When the blogger called the big magnitude 8.1 earthquake, which occurred off the coast of southern Mexico on September 8th, a rare event, he couldnt have known that our neighbor to the south would be shaken by an even stranger temblor 12 days later. The hypocenter of Tuesdays quake, which has []

20:30

College Students Fast Travel Ability Unlocked by Bottle of Tequila "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

GAINESVILLE, Fla. UF sophomore Michelle Stevens claims to have fast traveled to her dorm room after downing a bottle of Se Tiene Especial Tequila, following a long night of heavy drinking at a Theta-Alpha-Epsilon frat party last night.

Upon finishing the drink, Stevens was supposedly wrapped in darkness, only to wake up on her carpeted floor having lost all her gear except for her underwear 10 hours later.

According to those close to her, Stevens says her fast travel ability can bring her home from any on-campus party, be it a frat or in a neighboring dorm.

Ive spent my whole life walking home from events, but now its like, wow I can get home whenever I want, you know? said Stevens in an interview.  I would have stopped doing it if the parties werent on the other side of the campus. All the backtracking is just tedious.

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Despite the clear gains of her new found ability, Stevens emphasized some drawbacks.

The Tequila bottle acts as a one-time-use consumable, so youll need to stock up if you want to do this regularly. You also cant carry any cash because apparently it costs all your money, she complained to the press.

Despite the glowing reviews from Stevens, sources close to the friendship state that Stevens roommate Marla Kraushaar is not as fond of the new fast travel ability.

As soon as she learned to black out, she seems to have lost the patience of walking home regularly. Now every night out ends with a bottle of Tequila and us having to carry her home while she sho...

20:30

Depressed David Blaine to Eat Never-Ending Breadsticks For Three Days at Untelevised Private Event "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

NEW YORK In a performance challenging the very definition of the word event, David Blaine will continually eat Olive Garden breadsticks for three days straight starting this coming Friday, according to a leaked schedule for the famed magician.

Blaine is no stranger to endurance challenges, having once famously encased himself in a giant glass tank of water for seven days. However, the Olive Garden challenge marks the first time Blaine has failed to promote one of his stunts in any way, shape, or form. Sources close to the illusionist confirmed the three-day ordeal will not even be recorded.

I have to admit, Im not 100 percent clear on the game plan here, admitted befuddled Blaine publicist Carol Rogers. He had to buy his own franchise and fully staff it to have a 24-hour store. Hes hemorrhaging money on this. Anytime I ask him about specifics, he just shrugs and says, Whatever. Im kinda worried about the guy.

According to rules devised by Blaine himself, he will have no more than five minutes to eat each individual breadstick. Once he has picked up a breadstick, it may not leave his hand until consumed, and once completed, he will have only 10 seconds to pick up another. Over the three-day breadstick marathon, Blaine will be given only one 40-minute bathroom break, and one opportunity to browse the dessert menu for 15 minutes.

Many in Blaines inner circle disapprove of the stunt, perhaps none more vocally than his physician, Dr. Craig Carter.

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Nutritionally speaking, this will be the most dangerous thing David has ever attempted. I begged him to do that thing where he eats a wine glass as well to balance out all the carbs, but he wont listen, said Carter in a phone interview. Also, its kind of boring. Who wants to watch a guy eat bread? Like, whats even the payoff here? I seriously dont get it.

Not everyone close to Blaine has been so critical, however. No lights, no cameras, none of the pretences that cloud our experience. The performance will exist purely in the moment. Well done sir, tweeted longtime frie...

20:30

CFTC Chair Giancarlo: Embracing Blockchain Is in the 'National Interest' "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

J. Christopher Giancarlo, CFTC chair, has called on government agencies to embrace blockchain, saying it's in the national interest to do so.

20:30

Atomic Swaps Between Litecoin and Vertcoin are in the Works "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

It is evident that cross-chain atomic swaps are of great interest to altcoin developers. Especially where Litecoin is concerned, such technology may be introduced sooner rather than later. After completing an on-chain atomic swap between LTC and DCR, a new project is in the works. The same principle will be used to swap between Litecoin Continue reading Atomic Swaps Between Litecoin and Vertcoin are in the Works

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20:30

Liar, Healer, Monster, Savior. The Pathological Optimist. A New Movie. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Premiering at the Angelika Film Center September 29th, The Pathological Optimist by filmmaker Miranda Bailey about Dr. Andrew Wakefield, one of the producers of Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe. The Pathological Optimist explores the controversial Andrew Wakefield, who was stripped...

20:23

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.  John 14:21 (KJV)

20:23

3 Unique Tips for Finding Your Way Out of the Wilderness "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Wilderness survival is a vast subject that few people ever truly master. Even certain subsets of this subject can be daunting. Fortunately, there are plenty of online resources and books that can help. Its a super popular subject that has been discussed at length by countless websites and authors, including yours truly.

But throughout my time researching this subject over the years, Ive stumbled on a few survival tips that dont seem to be mentioned very often. Perhaps their usefulness is a little too narrow, or there are better options that are little more versatile and applicable in more situations. However, Ive always felt that there is no survival tip that is too niche, so to speak. I like to learn everything, even if some of that knowledge is only useful in rare circumstances. In that spirit, Ive come up with a three survival tips on the subject of navigating your way out of the wilderness, that I dont think get mentioned often enough.

Pay Attention To The Animals

We all know that certain animals can sense magnetic fields, and use that ability to navigate. What most people dont realize is that observing some of these animals can help you figure out which way is north or south. If youre ever lost in the forests of North America or Europe, pay attention to any deer you might run across. They almost always face magnetic north or south when theyre grazing.

Follow The Water

With advances in modern infrastructure, its a lot easier for a community to spring up where there is no water. However, most towns and cities that are around today were built a long time ago, when they absolutely needed to be near water sources. For that reason, one of the best ways to find civilization is to simply follow any rivers or streams you run across. Obviously, doing this doesnt guarantee that youll find civilization, but if you dont know which direction the nearest community is, then following a river gives you the best odds of getting out of the wilderness. Plus, youll be able to stay hydrated throughout the journey.

Look For Light Pollution

One of the most noticeable side effects of modern civilization is the abundance of light it produces. Even at night, most communities have plenty of streetlights running until dawn. Depending on the size of these communities and how far away they are, you should be able to see the light they produce even if you cant see the town itself. When it gets dark, try to f...

20:22

China Begins Rounding Up And Detaining Bitcoin Executives "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

China has begun rounding up and detaining Bitcoin executives who run exchanges in the country, amid a huge crackdown against cryptocurrencies. 

As the war on Bitcoin continues, Chinese media is reporting that executives who operate Bitcoin exchanges are being told they are not allowed to leave Beijing whilst the government conducts an investigation.

A number of informed sources say the executives of special currency trading platforms are not allowed to leave Beijing to cooperate with the investigation. In accordance with regulatory requirements, trading platform shareholders, the actual controller, executives and financial executives need to fully cooperate with the relevant work in the clean-up period in Beijing.

Trustnodes.com reports: Australias Financial Review (AFR) says the above has been confirmed with them by a source close to one of the biggest exchanges, Huobi, which told them its founder, Li Lin, was required to report to the authorities and cooperate with their work at any time.

The draconian measure is undertaken following a decision by Chinas Communist Party to close down all crypto exchanges, with trading volumes in the country dropping considerably.

Chinese trading volumes now account for only around 5% 10% of bitcoins or ethereums global trading volumes. With price there significantly lower. Leading CoinMarketCap to exclude them from calculations of average prices.


20:19

Bitcoin Price Watch; Using Intraday To Full Effect "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

So were about to kick off the session on Thursday out of Europe and its already looking as though we might be in for some volatility. Things got pretty rough overnight from an intranet trading perspective, with price jumping in and around the 4000 mark, fluctuating between control by the bulls and the bears. Exactly Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Using Intraday To Full Effect

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20:09

Polynesian Bouncer Shares Subtle Nod With Polynesian Pub Patron "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Two Islander men that have never met each other but might still know the same people have exchanged a unique and exclusive look, often shared by people of Polynesian decent when they recognise that they are both Polynesian. The two men have made eye contact at the front door of one of Betootas []

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20:05

Ep: 213: A Whole Lot of Gear and more "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Episode 213 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: Canon Explorer of Light, Charles Glatzer

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20:04

Want To Improve Your Memory Or Ability To Concentrate? Lutein In Avocados Shown To Boost Eye And Brain Health "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Russel Davis; Natural News

Eating avocados may help boost eye health, memory and attention, a study published in Nutrients revealed.

A team of researchers at the Tufts Universitys Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging noted that these beneficial effects were largely in part to the fruits high lutein levels. According to the experts, both the eyes and the brain selectively incorporate the essential carotenoid.

To carry out the study, the research team examined 20 healthy men and women who were randomly assigned to eat one avocado or either one cup of potatoes or chickpeas daily for six months. The avocado provided a daily lutein dose of about 0.5 mg.


The scientists said that daily avocado consumption for six months resulted in a significant increase in lutein levels in plasma and in the macular of the eyes at about 25 percent, compared with only 15 percent in those who ate either potatoes or chickpeas.

Likewise, the scientists also found that only the participants in the avocado group exhibited a marked increase macular pigment density after six months. According to the research team, this effect may serve as a biomarker for lutein levels in the brain.
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19:49

7 Signs You're A Witch And Don't Realize It "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Sara Hocking; Badwitch.es

Youve been called a witch and arent sure whether you should be offended or throw the biggest party youve ever had.

To you, a witch is very clear cut: either you rock a sparkly dress and youre a good witch or youre lying dead under a house and youre a bad witch.

I refuse to subscribe to a binary definition of a witch and am suggesting that you may be one, not fit into either category and not even know youre a witch.

Witches dont have to create concoctions with eye of newt, go to full moon soirees or drop knowledge from a crystal ball. As a witch, you live life as you are and refuse to subscribe to the box society would like to paint you into.


Here are some signs to help you know if you should keep a look out for your Hogwarts acceptance letter:

1. Youre Not the Statue of Liberty

You dont need to take in the tired, the homeless, the hungry, the poor, the tired masses. You dont need the friends who dont call you back or EVER ask how youre doing.

You dont need the ones who act like they want to hang out, but they really want a free haircut or a snippet of your legal expertise.
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19:48

Fotodiox launches the new PRONTO Leica M to Sony E autofocus adapter "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Fotodiox just launched the new Leica M to Sony E-mount autofocus adapter (yes autofocus!). The adapter is now in Stock at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT and Amazon ES.

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19:43

Argentina: Further Detials on the Parque Mitre "Alien" "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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When police cruiser 612 arrived on the scene to make contact with this alleged person, they were able to see a strange being that was immediately photographed with a cellphone camera. When police officers tried to approach the 'extraterrestrial being', they said it escaped, jumping into the water and vanishing from sight immediately.
Source: 
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19:39

The Power of Total Isolation: Why We Hate Being Alone "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Simple Capacity

Complete isolation breeds a kind of mental anguish rarely faced by our ancestors.

Are we even remotely aware of what happens inside our minds when we are completely physically and mentally isolated? Sensory deprivation tank, which were originally created in the 1950s to study human consciousness, may shed some light on the topic.


Isolation Chambers and Sensory Processing

A sensory deprivation tank, also called an isolation tank or float tank, consists of a dark and windowless box, which is big enough to hold an adult. The participant lies in a lukewarm saline solution, with no or minimal clothing. This saline solution creates a sensation of floating. It is almost impossible to see anything in the pitch-black darkness of the tank, even your own hand, in front of your face. Furthermore, the participant cannot sense any form of smell, taste or sound (except the sound made by one own self). The idea behind this is to block out any sensory stimulation in full measure. Fundamentally, a person loses the sense of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell in the tank.
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19:37

Biological Health Hazard Fatal Hepatitis A (HAV) Outbreak: Sanctuary State of California (public health emergency) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Ongoing Public Health Crisis: HEPATITIS A USA (32): (CALIFORNIA) ************* Published Date: 2017-09-20 09:45:13 Subject: PRO/EDR> Hepatitis A USA (32): (CA) Archive Number: 20170920.5328456 Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 3:50 PM PDT Source: Los Angeles Times [edited] Los Angeles [LA] County health officials declared a hepatitis A outbreak [Tue 19 Sep 2017], days []

19:30

BBC to mixnmatch old stories with new "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

updated, on the hour, every three yearsFollowing the success of its website, which takes visitors to old news items as if they were recent events, the BBC has decided to randomise all news coverage, with old events appearing alongside new.

The BBC believes in challenging itself, a spokesman said. The licence-fee payer deserves a service which is distinct from that offered by other news outlets CNN, Al Jazeera etc. One question we asked was : why does news have to be so new? Whats wrong with classic news?

The result is a sea-change in our style of reporting. If viewers or listeners just want to know about things which are happening now, they can switch to commercial radio or television. With the BBC they will hear about present events and past events at the same time. Were planning an exciting series of vox pop interviews about the sinking of the Titanic, followed by live coverage of its launch.

The possibilities are endless. The fall of Singapore, that cat being run over by a fire wagon, Jimmy Saviles OBE. Taking events out of sequence puts a completely fresh slant on what we mean by current affairs. Our guiding principle will be no hindsight. So, for example, coverage of every England football match since 1966 will be optimistic and dismissive of other nations.

Our racing tipsters are particularly excited about the prospect of getting it right occasionally. The next step will be reporting of future events. This might need a bigger licence fee.

19:30

The European Union Wants to Beef Up Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The EU is eyeing beefed-up penalties around crimes involving cryptocurrencies, such as ransomware, the European Commission said this week.

19:29

Our Bodies Are Becoming Plastic "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Dr. Mercola; Mercola.com It was a sad day in October 2015 when researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) announced they had detected plastic litter on the surface of Arctic waters. [1] Greenland sharks and seabirds living in the area were already known to be eating the debris, [2] but the appearance of 31 pieces of floating debris in an otherwise largely pristine environment painted a disturbing picture of pollution problems that will only get worse if the amounts of litter entering the oceans arent reduced. With plastics now entering the farthest reaches of the globe, what does that mean for the environments where these pollutants are known to accumulate? Mismanaged waste is particularly problematic in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines, which together make up the top five countries for plastic pollution. [3] In the U.S., one of the top waste-generating countries, littering is a major issue, especially in the form of single-use plastics, like soda bottles, drinking straws and potato chip bags. According to environmental advocacy group Ocean Conservancy, some plastic products persist for so long, even in salty ocean water, that theyll still be recognizable after 400 years. [4] However, an equally alarming problem is the plastics that do get broken down into tiny pieces. Microplastic particles, which are less than 5 millimeters long, are literally clouding the oceans in spots. Carried along with the oceans currents, swirling gyres of plastic smog [5] now cover about 40 percent of the worlds ocean surfaces. [6] Theyre being eaten by fish and other marine life that is well-known. But only recently did researchers take the logical next step to determine that its not only marine life ingesting plastic you probably are too. Read more

19:25

Scientists Edit Embryos Genes to Study Early Human Development "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Via: Reuters: British scientists have used a genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the techniques ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development. The researchers said their experiments, using a technology that is the subject of fierce international debate because []

19:19

Biological Health Hazard Pneumonic Plague Outbreak: Madagascar "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

PLAGUE MADAGASCAR (04): FATAL ********** Published Date: 2017-09-20 17:45:09 Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Plague Madagascar (04): fatal Archive Number: 20170920.5329820 Africa    Madagascar | Antananarivo Nationwide Location: 185600.0S 473100.0E Bio-hazard Level: 4/4 Hazardous Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017 Source: Outbreak News Today [edited] In a follow-up to a report last [Fri 15 Sep 2017], on []

19:18

In5D Alternative News for September 21, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Welcome to In5D News, your source for Alternative News related to POSITIVE change in our society. Alternative news is the REAL news that is not being reported on the main stream media (MSM). It also reveals the propaganda that IS being reported by the MSM. If youve noticed, the main stream media promotes violence, fear, []

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19:15

Ethereum Upgrade Byzantium Is Live, Verifies First ZK-Snark Proof "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Byzantium, the first half of the Metropolis hard fork development upgrade on the Ethereum network, has gone live.

18:53

Mormon Cult Must Pay $16 Million to a Former Child Bride "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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Polygamist leader and convicted child molester Warren Jeffs oversaw the ceremony in which a 14-year-old girl was married to her cousin. Elissa Wall, a former child bride, was seeking as much as $22 million from Jeffs and two corporate entities tied to the FLDS Church. Jeffs is currently serving a life sentence in Texas for child sex assault related to underage marriages.

Wall sued Jeffs more than a decade ago over the marriage seeking as much as $40 million at one point in her personal injury lawsuit. Jeffs and the FLDS Church refused to respond to the lawsuit and Judge Kelly found them in default.

In a testimony from July, Wall said: "It had many phases of how it's affected me. As a young 14 year old, I was so innocent, protected and naive. It was a brutal introduction into the world of sexuality. I had no sex education." She accused her then-husband of rape. "It really traumatized my self image at the time. I felt dirty, and broken and worthless for many, many years."

Walls lawyer, Alan Mortensen, said the decision could reveal the churchs hidden assets. According to Mortensen this judgment, based upon substantial evidence, is one further step to hold the FLDS Church and Warren Jeffs accountable for its past conduct relating to innocent minor girls and in deterring any future aberrant behaviors.

In a statement, Wall condemned forced child marriages in the name of religion and pointed out that this judgment is an important success: The judgment handed down by the Court is a big step forward in the fight for a strong and unmovable statement to the world that no one, especially children, can be sexually exploited and abused in the name of religion The message sent by this judgment of justice and accountability will hopefully be heard as a loud and clear warning to anyone who would choose to act in the same manner as that of Warren Jeffs and the FLDS Church.

Wall added that she will now focus on building a better future for myself and my children. I will never give up advocating for the voiceless and working tireless to assist in rebuilding the lives of those recovering from any kind of abuse in the name of religion.

Photo Credits: Tahirih Justice Center Forced Marriage Initiative

18:51

The Refashioners 2017 Toya "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

In a slight change to the publicised line up, (due to unforseen circumstances Ute has had to reluctantly step down through no fault of her own)  instead I have a little unexpected inspo courtesy of Toya. (Thanks for stepping into the breach lady!) This is one of the first entries into the community challenge element

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18:43

Teacher Allegedly Assaults Student who Sat during Pledge of Allegiance "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Teacher Student Assault

Demanding and promoting of the Pledge of Allegiance continues to cause controversy. A teacher from East Middle School in Farmington Hills was put on leave and is under investigation after he allegedly violently dragged a student out of his chair and tried to force him to stand for the pledge. Stone Chaney, a black sixth-grader out of Michigan, says he is confused and unwilling to return to that school after the incident happened.

There are two main objections to requiring of the Pledge. One objection states that a democratic republic built on freedom of dissent should not require its citizens to pledge allegiance to it, and that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects one's right to refrain from speaking or standing, which itself is also a form of speech in the context of the ritual of pledging allegiance. Another objection lies in the fact that the people who are most likely to recite the Pledge every day, small children in schools, cannot really give their consent or even completely understand the Pledge they are making.

Stone Chaney had just started his first week of sixth grade and on Sept. 7 his teacher attempted to force the kid to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. The teacher consultant comes up behind me and snatches me out of my chair violently, Stone said. I was so confused. I didnt know what was going on. His father addressed the district directly at its last board meeting, defending his sons right to do what he wishes when the pledge is being spoken. "It's his choice to sit," Brian Chaney said. "I don't make him sit. And they should respect that."

Stone had chosen not to stand because he doesnt pledge to a flag. I pledge to God and family, Stone said. "I don't feel safe going to that school anymore because I don't know what they're going to do next," Stone added. Stone claims that the very next day after the initial incident, another teacher yelled at him for remaining seated during the pledge.

The superintendent of Farmington Public Schools released the following statement to WDIV:

"The District fully supports the right of each student to participate or not in the daily Pledge. The teacher allegedly involved in the incident has been placed on administrative leave. At this time, the District cannot speculate about the outcome of the pending investigation."

In the meantime, Stone and his family are looking into other options and will probably end up leaving the district, the news station notes.

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18:30

The Mysterious Voynich Manuscript, the 15th-Century Manuscript Written in a Language Linguists & Code-Breakers Have Never Been Able to Decipher "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A 600-year-old manuscriptwritten in a script no one has ever decoded, filled with cryptic illustrations, its origins remaining to this day a mystery. Its not as satisfying a plot, say, of a National Treasure or Dan Brown thriller, certainly not as action-packed as pick-your-Indiana Jones. The Voynich Manuscript, named for the antiquarian who rediscovered it in 1912, has a much more hermetic nature, somewhat like the work of Henry Darger; it presents us with an inscrutably alien world, pieced together from hybridized motifs drawn from its contemporary surroundings.

Voynich is unique for having made up its own alphabet while also seeming to be in conversation with other familiar works of the period, such that it resembles an uncanny doppelganger of many a Medieval text. A comparatively long book at 234 pages, it roughly divides into seven sections, any of which might be found on the shelves of your average 1400s European readera fairly small and rarified group. Over time, Voynich enthusiasts have given each section a conventional name" for its dominant imagery: "botanical, astronomical, cosmological, zodiac, biological, pharmaceutical, and recipes.

Scholars can only speculate about these categories. The manuscript's origins and intent have baffled cryptologists since at least the 17th century, when, notes Vox, an alchemist described it as a certain riddle of the Sphinx. We can presume, judging by its illustrations, writes Reed Johnson at The New Yorker, that Voynich is a compendium of knowledge related to the natural world." But its illustrations range from the fanciful (legions of heavy-headed flowers that bear no relation to any earthly variety) to the bizarre (naked and possibly pregnant women, frolicking in what look like amusement-park waterslides from the fifteenth century).

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18:30

Searching for Problems? James Altucher to Bitcoin Critics: You're Dead Wrong "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Business blogger James Altucher provides a counter to cryptocurrency being "a solution in search of a problem," one strong enough to make him a bull.

18:30

im not that rich "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: im not that rich


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18:09

Hubristic Clowns, Imbeciles, and Professional Morons "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

But wait theres more Observable facts clearly show that Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D,TX) has proven to be a polarizing and divisive figure amongst her constituents with her flamboyant hubris and personality and a penchant for getting in front of any and all cameras to prove her ineptitude. Following are some of the notable []

18:01

5,000 years ago, the Ancient Egyptians sailed to America and heres the evidence "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Ivan; Ancient Code

Coca and tobacco found in ancient Egyptian mummies: Is this the ultimate evidence of transoceanic voyages 5,000 years ago?

What if the ancient Egyptian civilization was much more advanced than weve ever imagined? After all, they are the rightful owners of some of the most impressive ancient structures on the surface of the planet.

Is it hard to believe they could have constructed powerful vessels that would have allowed them to travel to other continents?

According to DNA analysis performed on ancient Egyptian mummies, this may not be just another crazy conspiracy.


Dr. Svetla Balabanova was left in total disbelief when she saw the results of her own analyzes.

The prestigious German medical examiner had been commissioned to analyze several mummies looking for traces of drug use in the rulers of ancient Egypt.

What she found was considered to be a history changer.
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18:00

REPORT: Partygoer drinking whiskey out tha [sic] bottle definitely not think about tomorrow "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A report commissioned by Australias peak scientific body has concluded that people who drink hard liquor straight from the bottle are definitely not thinking about tomorrow. Glenn Davidson, from the CSIRO, told our reporters that a number of problem binge drinkers were surveyed for the study and nearly all []

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17:44

These Seinfeld scripts written with a predictive text keyboard are both wonderful and will hurt your brain "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A mob of my friends used the predictive text keyboard loaded with Seinfeld scripts to write this masterpiece notes @Jamieabrew over on Twitter.

If you want to play around with the predictive text stuff then this tweet is your friend:

Source: Twitter/@jamieabrew

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17:38

How Can We Change Our DNA Right Now? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Gregg Prescott, M.S. Editor, In5D.com According to Gregg Bradens research, we are only utilizing 22 of the 64 codons in our DNA.  What might we be capable of doing if all of the codons in our DNA were turned on?  Perhaps we could perform every latent metaphysical ability such as healing ourselves and others []

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17:27

There were more Elvises born last year than there were Nigels. Wonder why that is "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The name Nigel has all but disappeared according to statistics for new baby names in 2016.

There were at most two Nigels born last year, but there might not have been any (to be filed under statistically tricky when the numbers are this small).

But even if it was two, it was still one fewer than the three baby Elvises born in the UK last year.

A little more conversation, a little less racism.

Find out lots more and search for your own name here.

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17:23

Jennifer Lawrence - Red Sparrow - new Cold War resurgence? "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Hollywood is the political mouthpiece of the Global Elite Cabal of oil-rich i.e. cash-rish i.e. slave-rich i.e. war-mongering scum who ruin countries to make them profitable, so...

Yeah, MK-Ultra-March2018 is a long way off, but let's not candy-coat the future here. Mankind will only do what mankind has been TERRORised into doing.

Otherwise, peace love harmony mind-expansion real-love real-learnin' chillin' lol...


17:17

This thread about an awkward middle-class British guy getting a plumber round has gone viral because its utterly gold "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Guy Kelly is an actor and a comedian and hes been having trouble with is plumbing so called a plumber round and its created content of such gold that pretty much everyone is demanding you read it right now.

This is the first tweet:

And heres the rest, cut and paste into a block because embedding about 60 tweets would break the CMS. But please follow @Brainmage NOW, but first read his wonderful encounter with the plumber from HELL.

So. Twitter. Ive just had the plumber round. The bath had been leaking & there was a damp patch on the ceiling. We didnt know if it was the pipes or the sealant, so we brought in a pro

Like all awkward middle-class men, Im on the back foot when confronted by tradesmen. Dont know what to talk about. Drop my aitches. So I made him tea (milk, no sugar) and made small talk. Talked about the cats, about making wine. You know. Small talk. Halfway trough, the talk turned to nuclear war. You know me. Im a cheery soul, and Id already talked about cutting off Bourbons penis. Im actually writing a show about the Cold War, and how close weve come to armageddon
To what?
Armageddon
Oh, Armageddon

Twitter. I could hear the capital A. Well yes, you see, thats coming soon
Yeah, Im a bit worried. Especially with Trump in power
Oh. You dont like him?

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17:14

Celebrate Liam Gallaghers 45th birthday with his 20 best quotes and insults "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Happy birthday, Liam Gallagher!

1. On Mumford & Sons

2. On the Glastonbury Festival:

3. On Victoria Beckham

4. On Bono
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17:00

Entire Plane Avoiding Eye Contact During Awkward Standing Part After Seat Belt Light "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Despite the fact that they arent going to be walking off the plane for at least ten minutes, every single passenger on the most recent Q683 flight into Betoota this afternoon are standing as if it is go time. With the taller passengers now cramping their necks as they remain jammed underneath the []

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16:59

I read because. "IndyWatch Feed Education"

I am sitting in a bookshop after work. In the bookshop cafe. Drinking tea. Writing. Reading.

I like to read. I enjoy both fiction and non-fiction. But in either form I enjoy the description of ideas and people. Reading challenges my mental paradigms, and helps me gather new ones, new thoughts, new ideas, perhaps layered upon and blended with the old.

Reading can be both public and private. Indeed, it has been said that reading, especially reading fiction, encourages empathy   that it is a kind of empathic technology.

I dont know if that is particularly true but I do know of the power of narrative transportation. Indeed, research been shown that millennials who were immersed in the Harry Potter narratives have been influenced in terms of empathy for the outsider. This has, apparently also affected their votes.

Now that is pretty powerful. As Neil Gaiman said: Fiction can show you a different world. It can take you somewhere youve never been. Once youve visited other worlds, like those who ate fairy fruit, you can never be entirely content with the world that you grew up in. And discontent is a good thing: people can modify and improve their worlds, leave them better, leave them different, if theyre discontented.

Reading thus becomes a conversation. Reading together can draw us together, as individuals and families and communities. Barack Obama, on meeting author Marilynne Robinson, commented: When I think about how I understand my role as citizen, setting aside being president, and the most important set of understandings that I bring to that position of citizen, the most important stuff Ive learned I think Ive learned from novels. It has to do with empathy. It has to do with being comfortable with the notion that the world is complicated and full of grays, but theres still truth there to be found, and that you have to strive for that and work for that. And the notion that its possible to connect with some[one] else even though theyre very different from you.

I think reading, and reading aloud as a family, has encouraged us...

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No Ikea are not selling a toilet brush and calling it the Farage "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Many people sharing this Ikea / Farage photo with the idea that its actually for sale.

But a quick search on the IKEA website and its actually a product called the BOLMEN:

And they have no product called Farage at all not even close.

Sadly the idea that Ikea are trolling Nigel Farage over Brexit is just too good to be true.

But this hasnt stopped sites like Raw Story running it without checking.


Source: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/ikeas-toilet-brush-holder-inconspicuously-named-after-brexit-leader-nigel-farage/

Wed like it to be true too but it just isnt. Sorry.

Source: Twitter/@JamesMelville

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16:30

Caitlin Moran on Fighting the Cowardice of Cynicism "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

When cynicism becomes the default language, playfulness and invention become impossible. Cynicism scours through a culture like bleach, wiping out millions of small, seedling ideas.


Caitlin Moran on Fighting the Cowardice of Cynicism

There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing, Maya Angelou wrote in contemplating courage in the face of evil. In the decades since, cynicism has become a cultural currency as deadly as blood diamonds, as vacant of integrity and long-term payoff as Enron. Over the years, I have written about, spoken about, and even given a commencement address about the perilous laziness of cynicism and the ever-swelling urgency of not only resisting it but actively fighting it defiance which Leonard Bernstein considered an essential countercultural act of courage.

Today, as our social and political realities swirl into barely bearable maelstroms of complexity, making a retreat into self-protective cynicism increasingly tempting, such courage is all the harder and all the more heroic.

Thats what English writer Caitlin Moran examines in a stirring passage from How to Build a Girl (public library) a novel that quenches questions springing from the same source as her insightful memoir-of-sorts ...

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Banana?!! No, no that name will just confuse people. "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

@Mr_mike_clarke over on Twitter has spotted this extraordinary supermarket bit of labling.

Bananas arent even a fruit theyre berries. Curved yellow berries! says @Solsjo.

Makes ya wonder how they describe strawberries. I vote for seedy red blobs. notes @Nonparieldolls.

Source: Twitter/@Mr_Mike_Clarke

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16:11

Aromatherapy for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

In this blog, I am excited to welcome our special guest writer, Sonya Edmonds. Sonya is a Clinical Aromatherapist and a Registered Nurse and Midwife who is an absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to aromatherapy; particularly when used in pregnancy, postpartum and with infants and children. The populist and widespread use of essential []

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Our Autumn 2017 (Spring down under) online course schedule "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

We are delighted to announce that we will be running all three of our online courses during October and November 2017, including our brand-new online course Vitamin K and the Newborn.

AND, as a special offer to celebrate the launch of the second edition of Saras Vitamin K and the Newborn book, which will be available from next week, we are going to be posting a complimentary, signed, paperback copy of the new book to every participant on the October 2017 Vitamin K online course.

 

As well as Vitamin K and the Newborn which will run from 13-20 October 2017, well also be offering our ever-popular Post-term pregnancy: exploring evidence, inspiring confidence from November 17-24, and Group B Strep Explored, which launched ealier this year and which well run from November 3-10.

Our online courses are designed for midwives and birth folk. They are in-depth, comprehensive and full of women-centred people like you, who want to make a difference. They are facilitated by Dr Sara Wickham, a midwife, aut...

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15:50

Australian Living In London Receives Care Package Of Aussie Foods She Never Really Ate When She Lived Here "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A homesick local woman living on the other side of the world received a care package from her parents earlier this week that contained a collection of Australian foods she never really ate when she lived here. Originally of Frogstomp Circuit in South Betoota, Angie Walnut made the move []

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15:39

Housemate Really Getting Into His Adult Movies By The Look Of Things "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A housemate that has skipped rent this week has only left his bedroom a couple times to fill up a large bottle of water. After six months of bachelordom, Lindo (28) has become more and more reclusive each day. Many of his friends and fellow housemates thought he might be slipping into a []

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15:30

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Testing Important Support "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights ETH price is currently testing an important support near $278-276 against the US Dollar. There is a new declining channel pattern with support near $276 forming on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). There is also a bullish trend line with support around $276, which points importance of the mentioned Continue reading Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Testing Important Support

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15:30

CDC-funded Study Confirms Flu Shots Linked to Spontaneous Abortions "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

A CDC-funded medical study being published by the medical journal Vaccine has confirmed a shocking link between flu shots and spontaneous abortions in pregnant women.

The study was rejected by two previous medical journals before Vaccine agreed to publish it, further underscoring the tendency for medical journals to censor any science that doesnt agree with their pro-vaccine narratives.

A study published today in Vaccine suggests a strong association between receiving repeated doses of the seasonal influenza vaccine and miscarriage, writes CIDRAP, the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.

A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu, reports Medical Xpress, a pro-vaccine news site that promotes vaccine industry interests.


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What Can Sweet Fennel Oil Do for Your Health? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

What Is Sweet Fennel Oil?

Sweet fennel oil comes from crushed fennel seeds (Foeniculum vulgare). The plant, which is a part of the Apiaceae family including carrots or parsley, 1 has an herby, slightly spicy smell that resembles aniseed. It is native to Southern Europe, but is also now grown in parts of Northern Europe, Australia and North America. 2

Uses of Sweet Fennel Oil

Fennel was used in various ancient civilizations by the Egyptians for food and medicine and by the Chinese as a remedy for snake bites. During the Middle Ages, it was hung over doorways to drive away evil spirits.

In present times, sweet fennel oil is used mostly for medicinal purposes, such as killing parasitic worms and their spores in the intestines and excretory tracts and as a laxative with no side effects. It is also used for cosmetic purposes, especially as an ingredient in massage oils,3 perfumes, toothpastes and soaps.4

Composition of Sweet Fennel Oil

The chemicals found in sweet fennel oil include anethole, fenchone, estragole, a-pinene and -pinene, a-phellandrene and -phellandrene, a-Terpineol, myrcene, campfer and para-Cymol.5

Benefits of Sweet Fennel Oil

Sweet fennel oil acts as a stimulant for the nervous, digestive and excretory system and the endocrine and exocrine glands. It helps relieve dizziness, fatigue and exhaustion.6 Other benefits you can get from using sweet fennel oil include:

Carminative: eases indigestion and stomach pain

Diuretic: removes excess water, sodium, uric acid, bile salts and other toxic elements

Splenic: protects...

The Danger of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Lack of sleep and poor quality of sleep have been linked not only to absentmindedness and accidents, but also to serious health risks such as Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, heart disease and obesity. More than ever, Americans are sleeping less and suffering because of it. Of the many reasons you may be sleep deprived, one of the most dangerous is sleep apnea.

If you are among the 22 million Americans suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnea,1 your sleep may be punctuated by loud snoring, snorts or choking sounds that result from periodic disruptions to your breathing. Depending on the severity of your condition, these breath interruptions may occur just a few times or hundreds of times an hour. During these moments without breath, your brain and the rest of your body is literally being starved of oxygen.

Typically, normal breathing starts again as you gasp for air, resulting in the loud snorts or choking sounds often reported by your sleep partner. While most people consider snoring to be a normal occurrence, or a source of entertainment given the funny noises associated with it, sleep apnea is no laughing matter.

It is a serious health disorder that can be dangerous, and even life-threatening, when untreated. Notably, an estimated 80 percent moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea cases go undiagnosed.2 If you think you or someone you love may be suffering from sleep apnea, take action today to pursue a diagnosis and treatment. In doing so, you will be on your way to a better night's sleep and significantly improved health.

The Importance of Sleep

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,3 lack of sleep is a major public health problem, and insufficient sleep has been linked to a wide range of health problems. After reviewing more than 300 studies to determine how many hours of sleep most people need to maintain their health, an expert panel concluded that most adults need around...

Empathy: Caring for Others Is Good for You "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Empathy, the ability to put yourself in someone elses shoes, so to speak, and understand their feelings and point of view, is a character trait that may benefit society and individuals in multiple ways. Empathy training has been found to reduce stress levels among medical students facing intense emotional encounters with patients, for example.1 While many parents try to instill empathetic qualities in their children, theres growing research that empathy has deep neurological roots in humans.

One of the first signs that empathy may be ingrained in all of us occurred in 1848, when a foreman named Phineas Gage working on a railroad construction project had an accident, which resulted in an iron rod going through his skull. He survived, but not without marked changes to his personality. His friends, family and physician described him as rude and inconsiderate following the accident.2

The Neurological Side of Empathy

The term empathy didnt come to be for another six decades after Gages accident, but what the accident essentially took from the foreman was the ability to feel empathy. In 1994, researchers were able to take measurements from Gages skull and use modern neuroimaging techniques to recreate the accident and determine its effects on his brain.

The damage involved both left and right prefrontal cortices in a pattern that, as confirmed by Gage's modern counterparts, causes a defect in rational decision making and the processing of emotion, researchers concluded.3

Injury was found to have occurred in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vMPFC), which is one of 10 brain regions now known to be involved in empathy. In his book Zero Degrees of Empathy, Simon Baron-Cohen, professor of developmental psychology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, describes the complex neurological underpinnings of empathy, revealing the many ways our brains help us to care about other people:4

  • The medial frontal cortex has been linked to social cognition, which allows people to be part of a social group and process information about others...

15:29

Privilege "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

COMNAVKITCHENSINK Directed that we dine at Mission BBQ this evening. Once again I got to relive that FROGMAN "OLD NAVY" Privilege. Established 11 SEP 2011, my last consultation ended with a few free passes and this last dining experience added a couple more gratis meals. The atmosphere is 100% first responder / militaristic. Got to say I feel welcome.
Sign on the wall questions how hard you would play if you knew it was your last day, when COMNAVKITCHENSINK posed that question to me I...

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15:20

Fake News rears its head in NZ Election "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Its been disconcerting watching the NZ election. Despite our isolation, it seems we are not immune to the fake news cycles that have increasingly plagued elections overseas. Theres a few reasons why Fake News has become so prevalent, but it is a shame when it impacts at the very heart of our democracy.

Who will you be voting for?

Who will you be voting for?

In the last week, National have been making sustained claims that Labour plan to increase income tax rates next year. And yet when you dig into the issue, Labour have actually said they will not be implementing Nationals proposed tax cuts. Not getting a tax cut is way different to increasing tax rates, and yet if the polls are to be believed, National has been rewarded for this dishonest scaremongering. Its not an isolated incident though. Earlier in the campaign, National claimed Labour had an $11b fiscal hole, a message that quickly gained traction on traditional and social media alike, and yet it was subsequently proven to be false.

The trouble is these Fake News stories travel so quickly, and have become a powerful tool for Politicians willing to exploit them. That something is false or dishonest hardly seems to matter anymore, but get used to it, as it is being driven by a number of forces.

Firstly, people no longer care for the details. We have become driven by soundbites, gifs and memes, and our Politicians have figured this out. When Bill English made his initial claims of Labour increasing income tax, he knew most people wouldnt bother checking into Labours policy. A simple sentence and the damage was done, with right wing media and pundits all jumping on to post the quote and share it around.

Secondly, social media can give anyone a voice. In some ways this is a good thing. I can post about conservation issues and get a decent audience, and it has to some degree weakened the hold of traditional media on the public consciousness. But it means nutcases with very skewed versions of reality can also become very influential. A disgruntled troll living in the basement of his mothers house may have as much media reach as a Journalist who spends weeks researching and fact checking.

The entire media landscape is also splintering. Leading up to the US election last year I was in Florida and watching both Fox and CNN covering the same issue, and yet it was like a completely different story. One would be praising Trump as the only many to solve the US problems, while CNN was likening him to Lucifer. As media sources have proliferated, so to have our o...

15:09

A Zero Waste Food Diary (Part 1): Mealtimes "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

I get asked about this a lot and Ive been intending to write about this for ages: the kinds of things I eat in a typical week. I confess, I tend to get stuck in a rut of eating the same 5-7 meals week in, week out until inspiration strikes again. (Can anyone else relate []

14:56

Mexico Declares State of Disaster, 3 Days of Mourning as EQ Toll Rises "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

M7.1 Earthquake Leaves Hundreds Dead across Five Mexican States Mexico has declared a state of disaster, and three days of mourning, as the earthquake death toll continues to rise. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Atencingo in Puebla state, about 120km SSE of Mexico City on September 19, at 18:14 (UTC). The earthquake destroyed scores []

14:55

The Amazing Thing that Happens when we Stop Blaming Others. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

There is a vastness beneath it all, a radiant light that wants to create. It wants to live you with every breath you breathe and every word you speak. We cannot find it in our partners or friends. We have to go into the depth of our own souls.

14:39

For some Muslim women, religious equality is being able to marry outside of one's faith... "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

For some Muslim women, religious equality is being able to marry outside of one's faith...and enjoying the same inheritance rights as their brothers. Fortunately for Muslim women in Tunisia, some progress is being made in that direction, which could serve as an inspiration to the women of other Muslim nations.

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14:38

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP/USD Decline Underway "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights Ripple price failed to gain pace and is currently trading below the $0.1900 level against the US Dollar. Yesterdays highlighted major bearish trend line with current resistance at $0.1900 on the hourly chart of XRP/USD (data source from Kraken) is still active. The price is now below $0.1850 and the 100 hourly simple Continue reading Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP/USD Decline Underway

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14:35

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to host the citys only allNative American art show during Balloon Fiesta at 5th Annual Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 21, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) is looking forward to hosting the 5th Annual Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival (AAIAF) on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, the first weekend of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The two-day festival at 2401 12th St NW is the only authentic, allNative American art show in town during the Balloon Fiesta each year. It also kicks off a week-long celebration of Pueblo art and culture at the IPCC, including more than 40 traditional Native dances over the course of the Balloon Fiesta, October 7 through 15.

With its intensive application process and limit of 50 artists, AAIAF is a premier showcase for Indigenous artists creating both traditional and contemporary works of art, including jewelry, pottery, paintings, rugs, and sculpture. The festivals format offers visitors from around the world an unparalleled opportunity to meet, talk with, and shop directly from Native artists in the heart of Albuquerque.

Pueblo hospitality is at the heart of everything we do here at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, so were thrilled for the opportunity to welcome visitors from near and far and provide an incredible cultural experience, says Museum Director Monique Fragua (Jemez Pueblo). From authentic Native art and jewelry and traditional dances held in our courtyard to our engaging museum exhibitswe have something for everyone.

Visitors to the IPCC during Balloon Fiesta will experience a full schedule of traditional Native dances in the mural-lined courtyard by a dozen different Pueblo dance groups, including the White Eagle Dance Group of Zuni Pueblo, the Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group of Acoma Pueblo, and the Oak Canyon Dancers of Jemez Pueblo. Native...

14:35

Ascension Signs: Are We in the Void? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Kim Hutchinson, Guest Writer, In5D.com Signs of the Shift? Between mega storms, fires, droughts and huge solar flares, I think we all can agree that something big is happening. On a perhaps more subtle level, exciting esoteric things are also happening. When you put them together, what do they point to? For me, its []

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14:31

Prayer Closet "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I am creating this thread as a place to consolidate all the prayer requests in one forum. If you have a need, a friend or relative who is sick, or any type of prayer request post it in here. Those of us who believe in the power of prayer will come here and check for new requests and offer our prayer support.

14:31

Beth Li "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

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14:30

LaDonna Harris Receives Woody Guthrie Centers 2017 Changing World Award "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

LaDonna Harris

Published September 21, 2017

TULSA  A world-renowned activist for Native American rights, LaDonna Harris will accept the third annual Oklahoma Changing World Prize on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Woody Guthrie Center in downtown Tulsa. The Oklahoma Changing World Prize is given annually by the Woody Guthrie Center, presented in 2017 by the Chickasaw Nation.

The Woody Guthrie Center is proud to recognize the work of LaDonna Harris with the Oklahoma Changing World Prize, said Woody Guthrie Center Executive Director Deana McCloud. As an advocate for equality, peace, and social justice, Ms. Harris follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie as a guiding force for positive change in our world.

Harris, a citizen of the Comanche Nation, is a human rights activist and civil rights leader. As president and founder of Americans for Indian Opportunity, Harris has brought Native American issues to a national stage. She has been active in the environmental, world peace, and womens rights movements. Harris recently served as an Honorary Co-Chair for the Womens March on Washington in January.

Born in Cotton County, Okla., Harris was raised by her maternal grandparents. After helping to integrate the town of Lawton, Okla., Harris founded the first statewide Indian organizationOklahomans for Indian Opportunity. While married to U.S. Sen. Fred Harris (D-OK 1964-73), she became the first senators wife to testify before a congressional committee. Throughout her career, Harris served on many national boards, like the Girl Scouts, National Organization of Women, Independent Sector, and five U.S. Presidents appointed her to commissions, including U.S. Representative to UNESCO. She has influenced the struggle for social justice nationally and internationally, and her work changed the countrys perception of contemporary Native peoples, providing an influence on laws and lawmakers that still guides federal Indian policy.

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14:30

Google is the Engine of Censorship "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Late last year, search engine giant Google announced its plans to protect users from the horrors of fake news by changing the way it presents search results.

According to corporate officials, they hope to shelter  readers by limiting access to what the company deems as low-quality information while promoting what it calls established mainstream sources.

Critics believe that the company, which now has a virtual monopoly on internet traffic, is now playing god over the info-sphere.

While its known that Eric Schmidt, the head of Googles parent company, Alphabet Inc, is regular attendee at the annual secretive Bilderberg meeting which charters the globalist agenda, not much is known about new Google CEO Sundar Pichai and what his personal ideology is, or whether he personally believes that Googles role is to control what the public think about any given issue by fixing the search results on the worlds number one search engine.


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14:30

Honoring The Trailblazers "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Jessica Klassen, Guest writer, In5D.com As we are in the midst of a massive shift in consciousness that is sweeping our sweet little planet, why not take a moment and honor all of the brave souls, the unsung heroes  who came here before us to assist with this shift and make it happen? The []

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14:30

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1.00 AUD = 0.0002 BTC
0.0010 BTC = 4.75 AUD
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Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.0010 BTC = 3.79 USD
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Scientists Edit Embryos Genes to Study Early Human Development "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

British scientists have used a genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the techniques ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development.

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Piperine promoted beneficial metabolism during exercise by regulating carbohydrate, fat metabolism and redox signals. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Nutr Metab (Lond). 2017 ;14:43. Epub 2017 Jul 4. PMID: 28680454 Abstract Title:  Piperine enhances carbohydrate/fat metabolism in skeletal muscle during acute exercise in mice. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Exercise promotes energy metabolism (e.g., metabolism of glucose and lipids) in skeletal muscles; however, reactive oxygen species are also generated during exercise. Various spices have been reported to have beneficial effects in sports medicine. Here, we investigated the effects of piperine, an active compound in black pepper, to determine its effects on metabolism during acute endurance exercise.METHODS: ICR mice (n = 18) were divided into three groups: nonexercise (CON), exercise (EX), and exercise with piperine (5 mg/kg) treatment (EP). Mice were subjected to enforced exercise on a treadmill at a speed of 22 m/min for 1 h. To evaluate the inflammatory responses following exercise, fluorescence-activatedcell sorting analysis was performed to monitor changes in CD4(+) cells within the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of mice. The expression levels of metabolic pathway components and redox-related factors were evaluated in the soleus muscle by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blotting.RESULTS: There were no changes in the differentiation of immune cells in PBMCs in both the EX and EP groups compared with that in the CON group. Mice in the EX group exhibited a significant increase in the expression of metabolic pathway components and redox signal-related components compared with mice in the CON group. Moreover, mice in the EP group showed greater metabolic (GLUT4, MCT1, FAT/CD36, CPT1, CS) changes than mice in the EX group, and changes in the expression of redox signal components were lower in the EP group than those in the EX group.CONCLUSION: Our findings demonstrate that piperine promoted beneficial metabolism during exercise by regulating carbohydrate/fat metabolism and redox signals. Therefore, piperine may be a candidate supplement for improvement of exercise ability.

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14:09

Amanda Smyth "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

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Trisha Correy-Pall "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

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14:06

Made a new Fan! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Im afraid Ive been keeping a secret from you guys, but I can finally tell you!

There was some big news the other day, and a little Enchanted Doll played a role in a grand announcement. This was a top secret doll that I made last year and was finally unveiled (not literally, the dolls veil remained intact).

I was asked to create an Enchanted Doll of the beautiful Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, as an engagement gift by her partner Li Chen

One of the conditions I had for taking on this commission, was that I would have a complete creative freedom to design her Enchanted wedding gown. I used vintage French lace, Victorian millinery, parts of antique Kinfisher pin, dazzling Swarowsky crystals and of course, hundre...

14:06

Tanecia Balderas "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

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14:06

MARIA Mercilessly Devastates Puerto Rico "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Torrential Rains Trigger Severe Flooding Across Puerto Rico  Hurricane MARIA has completely devastated Puerto Rico, plunging the Caribbean island into complete darkness, as widespread flooding submerge roads and inundate the rickety buildings and decaying infrastructure. HURRICANE MARIA MOVING AWAY FROM PUERTO RICO BUT TORRENTIAL RAINS CONTINUE WEATHER CONDITIONS DETERIORATING OVER EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND []

14:04

Marci Samuels "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

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14:00

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Approaching Support "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points Bitcoin cash price after making a short-term top around $550 started a correction against the US Dollar. One of the two bullish trend lines with support near $495 and $470 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken) was broken. The price is now approaching the second bullish trend line with Continue reading Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Approaching Support

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14:00

Will China Really Ban Bitcoin? Vortex Interview (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Will China Really Ban Bitcoin? Vortex Interview Video Future Money Trends As the Crypto Currency sector continues to attract more people, Vortex from the World Crypto Network joins us to share his enthusiasm and expertise on Bitcoin and...

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13:58

Piperine can enhance the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of quercetin. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Neural Regen Res. 2017 Jul ;12(7):1137-1144. PMID: 28852397 Abstract Title:  Neuroprotective potential of Quercetin in combination with piperine against 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine-induced neurotoxicity. Abstract:  1-Methy-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) is a neurotoxin that selectively damages dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta and induces Parkinson's like symptoms in rodents. Quercetin (QC) is a natural polyphenolic bioflavonoid with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but lacks of clinical attraction due to low oral bioavailability. Piperine is a well established bioavailability enhancer used pre-clinically to improve the bioavailability of antioxidants (e.g., Quercetin). Therefore, the present study was designed to evaluate the neuroprotective potential of QC together with piperine against MPTP-induced neurotoxicity in rats. MPTP (100g/L/rat, bilaterally) was injected intranigrally on days 1, 4 and 7 using a digital stereotaxic apparatus. QC (25 and 50 mg/kg, intragastrically) and QC (25 mg/kg, intragastrically) in combination with piperine (2.5 mg/kg, intragastrically) were administered daily for 14 days starting from day 8after the 3(rd) injection of MPTP. On day 22, animals were sacrificed and the striatum was isolated for oxidative stress parameter (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, nitrite and glutathione), neuroinflammatory cytokine (interleukin-1, interleukin-6, and tumor necrosis factor-) and neurotransmitter (dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, gamma-aminobutyric acid, glutamate, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid, homovanillic acid, and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid) evaluations. Bilateral infusion of MPTP into substantia nigra pars compacta led to significant motor deficits as evidenced by impairments in locomotor activity and rotarod performance in open field test and grip strength and narrow beam walk performance. Both QC (25 and 50 mg/kg) and QC (25 mg/kg) in combination with piperine (2.5 mg/kg), in particular the combination therapy, significantly improved MPTP-induced behavioral abnormalities in rats, reversed the abnormal alterations of neurotransmitters in the striatum, and alleviated oxidative stress and inflammatory response in the striatum. These findings indicate that piperine can enhance the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of QC, and QC in combination with piperine exhibits strong neuroprotective effects against MPTP-induced neurotoxicity.

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13:56

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 09/21/2017 A Bit of a Snoozefest "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin price is slowly crawling higher and could make its way up to the next short-term resistance levels from here.

The post Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 09/21/2017 A Bit of a Snoozefest appeared first on NEWSBTC.

13:55

libcom.org: Prison activist's death sparks uprising in women's prison of Thebes, Greece "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Prison activist's death sparks uprising in women's prison of Thebes, Greece: [taxikipali] Tension is also evident in the central Athens prison of Koridallos where 200 inmates are staging a protest in solidarity to the Theban uprising. The Minister of Justice, Dendias, notorious for his recent police-state legislations, has refused to allow the Initiative for Prisoner's Rights to visit the rebel inmates, saying he will not tolerate "left wing threats".

Katerina Goulioni's last letter to the Initiative for Prisoners' Rights published in the Communist Newspaper Epoxi is revealing of the activist's struggle with the prison authorities: "I hit the chief-screw because besides everything he had me locked in isolation in Koridallos Prison and I had to pee in a bottle". Besides her struggle against vaginal inspection which she has termed "informal rape", in letters past, Katerina has denounced the conditions of prison transfer, a process during which many inmates lose their life under suspicious conditions, the lack of facilities for prisoners with special mobility needs.

13:40

Big Brother Is Coming for Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Big Brother Is Coming for Bitcoin by Jim Rickards Daily Reckoning Interest in bitcoin is red-hot right now. Its impossible to open a website, listen to a podcast or watch a video in the financial space without hearing about...

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13:36

Fall gardening "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Anyone putting in a fall garden? I know most of the northern states really don't have the time for spring/summer and summer/fall gardens.
My first frost is usually the beginning of November so I've got a little time. Put out some more beans (replacing the beans that have died off due to heat and end of life), broccoli, okra, some early harvest corn, and spinach. Might try to get some other leafy greens out there in the next week.

13:34

New Mexico Church Becomes First in Mennonite Church USA to Appoint Openly Lesbian Lead Pastor "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A church in New Mexico has become the first in the Mennonite Church USA to appoint an open lesbian as lead pastor. Albuquerque Mennonite Church, which affirmed homosexual relationships a decade ago, made the announcement on Monday that it had chosen Erica Lea as its new leader. It remarked that Lea has a strong call to connect with and serve people affected by current immigration policies and

racial, social and economic discriminationas well as a call to provide a beacon and safe haven for the LGBTQ community. We look forward to finding more ways of articulating and sharing an Anabaptist faith that can flourish in locally derived expressions of Jesuss call to discipleship, peacemaking and justice, said search committee member Andrew Clouse. We think Erica is well-equipped to help us do this. READ MORE

13:33

The New Carpetbaggers, greatest enemy of the black family in America DACA, Open Borders, and More Illegal Immigration. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Black Family is Struggling, and Its Not Because of Slavery The black family was stronger the first 100 years after slavery than during what will be the second 100 years. That the problems of todays black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination, and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, []

13:33

Popularity of Crypto Debit Cards Will Encourage Mainstream Adoption "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cryptocurrency debit cards that allow crypto holders to spend their cryptocurrencies in mainstream commercial environments are rapidly growing in popularity

13:30

An Open Letter to Google: Stop the Censorship of the Internet! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Googles mission statement from the outset was to organize the worlds information and make it universally accessible and useful. 

Its official code of conduct was proclaimed in Googles famous motto: Dont be evil.

In recent years, you have seriously lost your way. You are now engaged in hiding the worlds information, and, in the process, are doing a great deal of evil.

When Google officially discontinued its China-based search engine, due to censorship by the Chinese government of search engine results for political criticism, Mr. Brin publicly stated that for Google, it has always been a discussion about how we can best fight for openness on the Internet.


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13:28

Quercetin can be a suitable therapeutic agent to prevent neurodegeneration in diabetic retinopathy. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Saudi J Biol Sci. 2017 Sep ;24(6):1186-1194. Epub 2016 Dec 3. PMID: 28855811 Abstract Title:  Neuroprotective effects of quercetin in diabetic rat retina. Abstract:  Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a severe complication of diabetes and the leading cause of blindness among working adults worldwide. DR is being widely recognized as a neurodegenerative disease of the retina, since, retinal neurons are damaged soon after diabetes onset. Diabetes-induced oxidative stress is considered as central factor that dysregulates neurotrophic factors and activates apoptosis, thereby damages neurons in the diabetic retina. Flavonoids being a powerful antioxidant have been considered to protect neurons in diabetic retina. The purpose of this study was to analyze the beneficial effects of flavonoid, quercetin to protect neurons in the diabetic rat retina. We quantitated the expression levels of BDNF, NGF, TrkB, synaptophysin, Akt, Bcl-2, cytochrome c and caspase-3 using Western blotting techniques in the diabetic retina with and without quercetin treatments and compared with non-diabetic rats. In addition, we employed ELISA techniques to determine the level of BDNF. Caspase-3 activity and the level of glutathione were analyzed by biochemical methods. Our results indicate that quercetin treatment to diabetic rats caused a significant increase in the level of neurotrophic factors and inhibited the level of cytochrome c and caspase-3 activity in the diabetic retina. Furthermore, the level of an anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2 was augmented in quercetin treated diabetic retina. Thus, quercetin, may protect the neuronal damage in diabetic retina by ameliorating the levels of neurotrophic factors and also by inhibiting the apoptosis of neurons. Therefore, this study suggests that quercetin can be a suitable therapeutic agent to prevent neurodegeneration in diabetic retinopathy.

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13:13

What we need to learn about the Nicolaitans "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(By Ricky Scaparo) In this second part of our message regarding the Church of Ephesus mentioned in the Book of Revelation, We will discuss why the Lord hated the Doctrine of the Nicolaitans and their deeds. We will show you why he commended the Church of Ephesus for also hating their doctrine and deeds. We will show you what this doctrine was and why it is still around today and why it is so dangerous! For the entire message watch the video below:

 

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13:10

Quercetin application attenuated mucosal damage from ischemia reperfusion injury by inhibiting neutrophil infiltration. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Aug 28 ;95:346-354. Epub 2017 Aug 28. PMID: 28858733 Abstract Title:  Quercetin attenuates the ischemia reperfusion induced COX-2 and MPO expression in the small intestine mucosa. Abstract:  Quercetin, the active substance of tea, fruits and vegetables, exerts a broad spectrum of pharmacological activities and is considered to have potential therapeutic application. The present study was designed to investigate the beneficial effect of quercetin against experimental ischemia- reperfusion (IR) injury of the small intestine in rats. Quercetin was administrated intraperitoneally 30min before 1h ischemia of superior mesenteric artery with following reperfusion periods lasting 1, 4 and 24h. The male specific pathogen-free Charles River Wistar rats were used (n=45). In acute phase, 4h after start of reperfusion, the quercetin induced a significant decrease in mucosal injury index (p

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13:10

Your Picture of the day. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Post a picture of your choice.

Rules:
One a day
Must be taken by you.
Any subject matter you want.
I'll start
my Favorite fishing spot.

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13:08

Blockchain Disrupts Asset Management Using Proof of Performance "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

For the past few months, the rise of ICOs has challenged the venture capital industry in its ability to finance early stage projects. Now quantitative managers are starting to use Blockchain

13:04

A Tsunami of Earthquakes Striking Globally "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Grace-285H Significant Earthquakes Strike Vanuatu, PNG, Japan Region Significant and Notable Earthquakes Strike Vanuatu, PNG, Japan Region. Vanuatu Magnitude: 6.4 mww   Location: 18.798S, 169.095E [85km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu] Depth: 200.2 km Time: 2017-09-20 20:09:49 (UTC) Papua New Guinea (PNG) M 5.9 165km N of Finschhafen, PNG   Location: 5.110S 147.834E Depth: 10.0 km Time: []

13:01

Powerful 6.4 earthquake strikes Vanuatu "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A large earthquake has struck Vanuatu, a small Pacific island nation to the east of Australia. The 6.4 magnitude quake sparked fears of tsunamis in the Pacific, including Hawaii. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) sent the US state a tsunami bulletin in the wake of the quake, which occurred at

a considerable depth of 124 miles. The report to Hawaii said there were no fears of an imminent tsunami, despite the earthquake. The PTWC said: Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. Vanuatu has a population of more than 250,000 people. READ MORE

13:00

Top Investment CEO Shocked By Jamie Dimon Bitcoin Comments: Major Banks Are All Spending Billions Of Dollars To Get In On Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

According to Frank Holmes, who is the head of top advisory firm U.S. Global Investors and recently appointed as the Chairman of the first publicly traded blockchain mining company Hive Blockchain Technologies, blockchain stands to completely uproot the entire banking sector. Holmes highlights that, while Dimon is talking about Bitcoin being a fraud, large bank consortiums in South Korea, Japan and even here in the United States are exploring how the technology can improve their businesses and keep them competitive as this emerging technology takes hold globally:

Jamie Dimons comments surprised me Bitcoin has woken up the significance of blockchain technology and Ethereum comes along with smart contracts on the blockchain and this is so significant because this is basically going to uberize banking its going to be such a big benefit that the major banks are all spending billions of dollars to get into blockchain

So for him to go and say that was really shocking to me.

His full interview with SGT Report follows:

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12:56

Powerful 5.7 earthquake strikes off coast of Indonesia "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

According to reports from the USGS, An undersea earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude has struck off the north coast of Java in Indonesia on Thursday (Sept 21), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The

quake, at a depth of 588km, was 125km north-east of Surabaya, Java. The quake was initially measured at 6.0 magnitude. This makes numerous powerful quakes that have struck in multiple regions predominately on the Ring of Fire. READ MORE

12:55

Top Investment CEO Shocked By Jamie Dimon Bitcoin Comments: Major Banks Are All Spending Billions Of Dollars To Get In On Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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Last week saw some tumultuous moves in Bitcoin and the crypto currency market in general following news that China would be cracking down on ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) purportedly in an effort to prevent fraud and capital flight. Just days prior to these announcements, JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon publicly said that Bitcoin is a fraud and that anyone in his firm caught trading the digital currency would be terminated. By the end of the week, it was revealed that not only were people not being fired at JM Morgan, but they were actively buying the crypto on European exchanges.

This begs the question: Was Jamie Dimon simply talking his book by attacking Bitcoin and other crypto currencies so that his firm could load up after the price dropped some 35% from its all-time highs? Either that, or Dimon clearly understands the threat it poses to the banking sector as it exists today, including the profits from their multi-billion dollar customer fee structures .

According to Frank Holmes, who is the head of top advisory firm U.S. Global Investors and recently appointed as the Chairman of the first publicly traded blockchain mining company Hive Blockchain Technologies, blockchain stands to completely uproot the entire banking sector. Holmes highlights that, while Dimon is talking about Bitcoin being a fraud, large bank consortiums in South Korea, Japan and even here in the United States are exploring how the technology can improve their businesses and keep them competitive as this emerging technology takes hold globally:

Jamie Dimons comments surprised me Bitcoin has woken up the significance of blockchain technology and Ethereum comes along with smart contracts on the blockchain and this is so significant because this is basically going to uberize banking its going to be such a big benefit that the major banks are all spending billions of dollars to get into blockchain

So for him to go and say that was really shocking to me.

His full interview with SGT Report follows:

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Top Investment CEO Shocked By Jamie Dimon Bitcoin Comments: Major Banks Are All Spending Billions Of Dollars To Get In On Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

btc-global

Last week saw some tumultuous moves in Bitcoin and the crypto currency market in general following news that China would be cracking down on ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) purportedly in an effort to prevent fraud and capital flight. Just days prior to these announcements, JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon publicly said that Bitcoin is a fraud and that anyone in his firm caught trading the digital currency would be terminated. By the end of the week, it was revealed that not only were people not being fired at JM Morgan, but they were actively buying the crypto on European exchanges.

This begs the question: Was Jamie Dimon simply talking his book by attacking Bitcoin and other crypto currencies so that his firm could load up after the price dropped some 35% from its all-time highs? Either that, or Dimon clearly understands the threat it poses to the banking sector as it exists today, including the profits from their multi-billion dollar customer fee structures .

According to Frank Holmes, who is the head of top advisory firm U.S. Global Investors and recently appointed as the Chairman of the first publicly traded blockchain mining company Hive Blockchain Technologies, blockchain stands to completely uproot the entire banking sector. Holmes highlights that, while Dimon is talking about Bitcoin being a fraud, large bank consortiums in South Korea, Japan and even here in the United States are exploring how the technology can improve their businesses and keep them competitive as this emerging technology takes hold globally:

Jamie Dimons comments surprised me Bitcoin has woken up the significance of blockchain technology and Ethereum comes along with smart contracts on the blockchain and this is so significant because this is basically going to uberize banking its going to be such a big benefit that the major banks are all spending billions of dollars to get into blockchain

So for him to go and say that was really shocking to me.

His full interview with SGT Report follows:

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12:55

Low concentration of quercetin antagonizes the invasion and angiogenesis of human glioblastoma U251 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Onco Targets Ther. 2017 ;10:4023-4028. Epub 2017 Aug 11. PMID: 28860810 Abstract Title:  Low concentration of quercetin antagonizes the invasion and angiogenesis of human glioblastoma U251 cells. Abstract:  Glioblastoma is the most aggressive type of brain tumor with a very poor prognosis. Therefore, it is always of great importance to explore and develop new potential treatment for glioblastoma. Quercetin, a flavonoid present in a variety of human foods, has been shown to inhibit various tumor cell proliferation. In this study, we found that treating human glioblastoma U251 cells with 10g/mL quercetin for 24 hours, a concentration that was far below the IC50 (113.65 g/mL) and at which quercetin failed to inhibit cell proliferation, inhibited cell migration (30%) and cell invasion as examined by wound scratch assay and transwell assay, respectively. We further showed that 10 g/mL quercetin inhibited cell migration and tube formation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells induced by the conditioned medium derived from U251 cell culture. The inhibitory effect of quercetin on migration and angiogenesis is possibly mediated through the downregulation of protein levels ofVEGFA, MMP9, and MMP2 as detected by Western blot. Our findings demonstrated that low concentration of quercetin antagonized glioblastoma cell invasion and angiogenesis in vitro.

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12:39

Quercetin reduces neural tissue damage and promotes astrocyte activation after spinal cord injury in rats. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Cell Biochem. 2017 Sep 2. Epub 2017 Sep 2. PMID: 28865131 Abstract Title:  Quercetin reduces neural tissue damage and promotes astrocyte activation after spinal cord injury in rats. Abstract:  Spinal cord injury (SCI) is lead to locomotor impairment because of neurological damage after following trauma. Quercetin (Que) has been confirmed have a neuro-protective effect during nerve damage processes. The purpose of this study was to determine the roles of Que in functional recovery, cavity formation, astrocyte activation and nerve regeneration following SCI. Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: Sham group, SCI group and Que+SCI group. A rat model of SCI was made at T10 using the modified Allen's method. In the Que+SCI group, animals underwent laminectomy and were then intraperitoneally injected with 20mg/kg Que for 7 days. Locomotor function was determined with the Basso, Beattie, Bresnahan (BBB) scoresat 1, 3, 5 and 7 days post injury. At 7 days post injury, somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) and motor evoked potentials (MEPs) were recorded. Hematoxylin-Eosin (HE) staining was used to investigate cavity formation. Astrocyte activation was assayed by immunohistochemistry staining with an antibody specific for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), as well as the expression of GFAP and S100. Axons were stained using an antibody specific for neurofilament 200 (NF200) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT). In addition, the protein level of BDNF, p-JNK2 and p-STAT3 was detected using western blot. Que promoted locomotor function and electrophysiological recovery, reduced cavity formation, contributed to astrocyte activation and axonal regeneration after acute SCI. Moreover, Que up-regulated the expression of BDNF, but reduced p-JNK2 and p-STAT3 expression after acute SCI. Taken together,Que promoted locomotor and electrophysiological functional recovery, astrocyte activation and axonal regeneration after acute SCI, possibly through BDNF and JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathways. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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12:30

The modern vanity that amazingly became so much more "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Do you make lots of mistakes? Get ready to laugh AND feel good about it! Because the blogging worlds greatest storyteller just wrote a feel good story book that celebrates the blunders in life! Im referring to KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms and her new book, So Close To Amazing.   Click to Shop on Amazon (affiliate link) HERE Visit the original []

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12:30

The Best Bad Guys Money Can Buy: Radical Islamic Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Radical Islamic Terrorists are everywhere, it seems. Theyre all over Syria and Iraq. Theyre in Libya and Nigeria too. 

They attacked the former Soviet Union from Afghanistan and modern day Russia from Chechnya. Weve seen them in the Philippines. They attacked an Australian cafe in Sydney, so we were told.

Recently theyve been in Myanmar (Burma). Theyve infiltrated Europe and are behind various attacks in London, Paris, Berlin and Barcelona, so we were told.

Theyre even in China (Uyghur/Xinjiang). And of course, they paid a grand visit to the US on 9/11 in 2001, right?

Youre told radical Islamic terrorists are the root of all evil in the world. But have you taken the time to peel back the layers? You may be surprised

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12:29

Hilarious: Identity Fiddling Ex-EPA Chief Demands More Transparency "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t John, Daily Caller Lisa Jackson, who may have broken federal law by using a fake email alias during her tenure as EPA chief, has demanded more EPA transparency. Apples Lisa Jackson says the EPA hasnt changed, leadership has changed Apples Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa

12:27

Strong and deep M6.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Vanuatu at 20:09 UTC on September 20, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 200.2 km (125 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 204 km (126 miles). According to the USGS, the...... Read more

Historical nautical maps show coral loss more extensive than previously believed "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A team of researchers based in Australia and the United States have used historical nautical maps to determine that coral reef loss in the Florida Keys is much more extensive than previously understood. The British empire began mapping its overseas territories in the 18th century, and coral reefs in particular were quite thoroughly documented given the danger they posed to wooden-hulled ships. In the process, these imperial cartographers unwittingly provided a source of high-resolution spatial data on coastal areas that, as it turns out, can still be useful today in establishing historical baselines for the extent of coral reefs and assessing changes to those reef systems over the ensuing centuries. The degree of biologically relevant information recorded varied by cartographer, but the best of these British maps describes the depth, shape, and color of shallow-water corals and distinguishes them from other hard structures such as rocks, the authors of a study published in the journal Science Advances earlier this month wrote. The researchers used nautical charts dating from the 1770s to help quantify changes in the coral reefs of the Florida Keys over the past 240 years. The maps were essential to expansion of the British Empire, and luckily for us, they also included a lot of useful ecological information, according to Benjamin Neal, a postdoctoral researcher at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine and a co-author of the study. Loren McClenachan, a professor at Colby College in Waterville, Maine who led the study, said that,

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12:18

Some Supermassive black holes are binary, so? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Boffins discover tightest black hole binary system and its supermassive Sitting less than one light year apart in spiral galaxy NGC 7674 Scientists have discovered the closest-ever supermassive black hole binary system. Its in the spiral galaxy NGC 7674, and the pair of voids are separated by a distance of less than one light year. Supermassive []

12:17

Quercetin attenuates manganese-induced neuroinflammation by alleviating oxidative stress. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Sep 15 ;18(9). Epub 2017 Sep 15. PMID: 28914791 Abstract Title:  Quercetin Attenuates Manganese-Induced Neuroinflammation by Alleviating Oxidative Stress through Regulation of Apoptosis, iNOS/NF-B and HO-1/Nrf2 Pathways. Abstract:  Manganese (Mn) is an essential trace element required for the development of human body and acts as an enzyme co-factor or activator for various reactions of metabolism. While essential in trace amounts, excessive Mn exposure can result in toxic accumulations in human brain tissue and resulting extrapyramidal symptoms called manganism similar to idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). Quercetin (QCT) has been demonstrated to play an important role in altering the progression of neurodegenerative diseases by protecting against oxidative stress. This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of QCT on Mn-induced neurotoxicity and the underlying mechanism in SK-N-MC human neuroblastoma cell line and Sprague-Dawley (SD) male rat brain. The results showed that Mn treatment significantly decreased the cell viability of SK-N-MC cell and increased the release of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), which was attenuated by QCT pretreatment at 10 and 20g/mL. Compared to the Mn alone group, QCT pretreatment significantly attenuated Mn-induced oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and apoptosis. Meanwhile, QCT pretreatment markedly downregulated the NF-B but upregulated the heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and Nrf2 proteins, compared to the Mn alone group. Our result showed the beneficial effect of QCT on hematological parameters against Mn in rat brain. QCT decrease reactive oxygen species (ROS) and protein carbonyl levels and increased Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity induced in Mn-treated rats. QCT administration caused a significant reduction in the Mn-induced neuroinflammation by inhibiting the expression of inflammatory markers such as tumor necrosis factor- (TNF-), interleukin-1 (IL-1), interleukin-6 (IL-6) cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). QCT lowered the Mn elevated levels ofvarious downstream apoptotic markers, including Bax, cytochrome c, cleaved caspase-3 and polymerase-1 (PARP-1), while QCT treatment upregulated anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins and prevented Mn-induced neurodegeneration. Furthermore, administration of QCT (25 and 50 mg/kg) to Mn-exposed rats showed improvement of histopathological alteration in comparison to Mn-treated rats. Moreover, administration of QCT to Mn-exposed rats showed significant reduction of 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), Bax, activated caspase-3 and PARP-1 immunoreactivity. These results indicate that QCT could effectivelyinhibit Mn induced apoptosis and inflammatory response in SK-N-MC cells and SD rats, which may involve the activation of...

12:17

Soph Says Shes Chasing A Real Rip The Scab Off A Tin And Shoot Shit Type Operator "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The broad Goldie accent of Sophie Monk was in full flight last night as she attempted to navigate her way through twenty pissed blokes peacocking in front of her on the 2017 season of The Bachelorette. The former pop-star turned Australian media personality was spoilt for choice when it came to emotionally-stunted bachelors []

The post Soph Says Shes Chasing A Real Rip The Scab Off A Tin And Shoot Shit Type Operator appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.

12:16

26 Easy Ways to Go Green & Help Fight Climate Change. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Some of these even have the added benefit of helping us make new friends!

12:13

Perennially-Late Local Lebanese Bloke Appropriately Nicknamed Yalla "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

NATASHA McCLYMONT | Local News | Contact If you want Sam Mousawi to be somewhere on time, tell him to be there an hour before you will. The 27-year-old South Betoota resident has a reputation for being late. So much so that his friends often joke that his nickname should actually be Yalla an Arabic term used to []

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12:11

China Begins Rounding Up And Detaining Bitcoin Executives "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

China has begun rounding up and detaining Bitcoin executives who run exchanges in the country, amid a huge crackdown against cryptocurrencies.  As the war on Bitcoin continues, Chinese media is reporting that executives who operate [...]

12:09

Local Man Becomes Target Of Shallow State Conspiracy "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

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A Wanda Beach man has been forced to go into hiding after becoming the subject of a campaign of harassment from very low level government employees.

Ever since I expressed the view at a barbie that Donald Trumps hair wasnt all that ugly Ive been the object of a conspiracy against me from a shadowy group of operatives from not very far within the apparatus of the state, said hand carwash manager Brett Merriwether. The postman pelts me with mulberries whenever he rides by on his little red bike, the librarian follows me around the library telling me to shush every time I make a noise and the dog catcher deliberately lets loose any sausage dogs he catches into my house rather than take them to the pound.

The CIA has much bigger fish to fry than Brett so weve delegated the task of bringing him down to elements that arent quite so deep state but are still quite annoying, said CIA director Antonio Prohias. Well see how long Bretts enthusiasm for Mr Trumps hairdo lasts once the guy who runs the eye test at the motor registry starts making him read the extra blurry line on the eye chart, or the rangers start hiding the Danger Crocodiles sign whenever he visits the National Park.

While not implicated in the Kennedy assassination or Watergate, the so called shallow state has claimed responsibility for such acts as denying Tony Blair a loading zone, supplying Gough Whitlam with a pricey estimated electricity bill durin...

12:07

Blood-Red River, Pillar of Cloud, Plague of Locusts: Top 5 Biblical Scenes Unfolding in 5777 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

As Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, approaches this week, it is customary to look back and reflect on the previous year. Between Sunday and Wednesday, Breaking Israel News will present a series of Top Lists recalling some of the most significant Biblical and Israel stories of 5777. On Sunday, we looked back on 5777s biggest stories of redemption: the years top 10 articles demonstrating that the Messiah is on his way. On Monday, we revisited the top 5 Biblical prophecies fulfilled in Israel and around the world

this year. On Wednesday, the series concludes with the years top 5 stories of how the Bible comes to life in spectacular images and events worldwide. There were no cell phones in Biblical times, but many of those miraculous events are reappearing in modern times and are being faithfully recorded and shared on the internet. The visual proof is undeniable, as videos surfaced showing Gods glory being revealed through the wonders of nature. For those who love the Bible and have the eyes to see, there is no greater pleasure than seeing its timeless stories come to life. READ MORE

 

12:00

Sign Language Interpreter For Trumps UN Speech Just Using Middle Fingers "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Experienced United Nations sign language interpreter Julia Marizo said her translation of Donald Trumps speech involved nothing but waiving her middle fingers in the air for twenty minutes.

I think it perfectly captured the Presidents speech, she said. At one point she considered getting a big fake penis and swinging it around in front of her, but said she preferred to reserve that for Mr Trumps more measured speeches.

Deaf members of the audience nodded along as Ms Marizo cycled through the various techniques for giving the finger from the up-in-your-face aggressive finger, through to the more subtle wind-up approach.

Mr Trumps aides later said the translation had captured the speech word for word.

12:00

Fluoride Exposure In Utero Correlates to Lowered IQ in Children, Peer-Reviewed Study Finds "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Children exposed to elevated levels of fluoride while in the mothers womb display conspicuous decreases in IQ, Canadian scientists have now found, meaning the neurotoxin long suspected by the skeptical as responsible for dumbing down society, despite its widespread dissemination into public water supplies for the supposed sake of all our teeth and bones really might not be as innocuous as officials insist.

To assess comprehensively, and for the first time, any deleterious effects of prenatal fluoride exposure on cognitive and neural development in youth, researchers from Toronto collected some 1,576 samples from more than 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico a nation which, unlike the United States, does not use the additive in public water. Fluoride can be obtained in naturally contaminated drinking water and as an addition in other products.

But, even without the additional fluoride in the Mexican water supply, researchers learned in testing the child subjects twice through the age of twelve saw their scores drop measurably, as a decrease in IQ scores for every .5 milligram-per-liter increase in fluoride exposure beyond 0.8 milligrams per liter of a pregnant mothers urine.

Alone, the peer-reviewed findings do not comprise cause for paranoia but the correlation between prenatal fluoride impact and lower IQ is only one of many links found in a parade of studies as scientists intone the need for further analysis beyond the more than 50 already calling fluoride into question.

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Childhood exposure to fluoride is safer than prenatal. There is pretty good science...

11:55

Market Reaction to China News Shows Bitcoin Too Big to Kill "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin dropped from $5,000 to $3,000 on news of Chinese ICO and exchange bans, then rebounded to $4,000. Apparently nothing can stop the bull.

11:52

Puerto Rico Could Be Without Power For 6 Months "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Hurricane Maria is likely to have destroyed Puerto Rico, the islands emergency director said Wednesday after the monster storm smashed ripped roofs off buildings and flooded homes across the economically strained U.S. territory. Intense flooding was reported across the territory, particularly in San Juan, the capital, where many residential streets looked like rivers. Yennifer lvarez Jaimes, Gov.

Ricardo Rossells press secretary told NBC News that all power across the island was knocked out. Once were able to go outside, were going to find our island destroyed, Emergency Management Director Abner Gmez Corts said at a news briefing. Rossell imposed a 6 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew, citing flood warnings and the importance of keeping streets clear for repair and rescue teams. READ MORE

11:40

CRYPTOCRASH update LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

CRYPTOCRASH update LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER by Clive Maund Since the warning about Cryptos was posted on the site over a week ago, entitled The Cryptocrash and Gold, Cryptos have plunged about 30% and more still if you factor...

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11:40

Quercetin has a protective role of against manganese-induced injury in the liver, kidney, and lungs. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Drug Des Devel Ther. 2017 ;11:2605-2619. Epub 2017 Sep 5. PMID: 28919711 Abstract Title:  Protective role of quercetin against manganese-induced injury in the liver, kidney, and lung; and hematological parameters in acute and subchronic rat models. Abstract:  Manganese (Mn) is an important mineral element required in trace amounts for development of the human body, while over- or chronic-exposure can cause serious organ toxicity. The current study was designed to evaluate the protective role of quercetin (Qct) against Mn-induced toxicity in the liver, kidney, lung, and hematological parameters in acute and subchronic rat models. Male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into control, Mn (100 mg/kg for acute model and 15 mg/kg for subchronic model), and Mn + Qct (25 and 50 mg/kg) groups in both acute and subchronic models. Our result revealed that Mn + Qct groups effectively reduced Mn-induced ALT, AST, and creatinine levels. However, Mn + Qct groups had effectively reversed Mn-induced alteration of complete blood count, including red blood cells, hemoglobin, hematocrit, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, platelets, and white blood cells. Meanwhile, the Mn + Qct groups had significantly decreased neutrophil and eosinophil and increased lymphocyte levels relative to the Mn group. Additionally, Mn + Qct groups showed a beneficial effect against Mn-induced macrophages and neutrophils. Our result demonstrated that Mn + Qct groups exhibited protective effects on Mn-induced alteration of GRP78, CHOP, and caspase-3 activities. Furthermore, histopathological observation showed that Mn + Qct groups effectively counteracted Mn-induced morphological change in the liver, kidney, and lung. Moreover, immunohistochemically Mn + Qct groups had significantly attenuated Mn-induced 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine immunoreactivity. Our study suggests that Qct could be a substantially promising organ-protective agent against toxic Mn effects and perhaps against other toxic metal chemicals or drugs.

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11:35

Bitcoin Criticized Again, This Time By Hedge Fund Titan "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ray Dalio says that Bitcoin is a bubble according to Bridgewaters criteria

11:35

A Map for When youre Feeling Broken. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Its strange how the heart continues to beat even when broken.

11:30

The Vegan Diet that Changed my Life: G-Bombs. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The idea of living as a vegan doesn't appeal to many Americans, but I assure you the food is delicious, and it is a lot less scary than dying of complications resulting from morbid obesity. This I can attest to first hand.

11:28

Trump Vows To Totally Destroy Hurricane Maria If She Continues To Threaten The US "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT US President Donald Trump has warned that Hurricane Maria will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen if she continues to threaten the United States. In his first address to the United Nations, Trump derided the series of Hurricanes that have been devastating the Caribbean and Southern states []

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11:23

Nacka Municipality Bought Luxury Residences for a Syrian Asylum Seeker with Three Wifes and 16 Children "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Can you guess in which country?

"Three women married to the same newly arrived man from Syria, and their 16 children are housed in three condominiums in the tenant association Ljuskrrsberget for the total cost of 13,950,000 kr (USD1,75 Million)"

This is unreal, and all too real. White guilt is so strong in Sweden that they prefer to make a national suicide rather than come into their senses. Now who is privileged?

Link to a translated article

11:21

Were told to Dream Big. Why the Opposite will Lead to our Best Lives. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The many articles I read advised me how to manifest riches, be abundant, live a jet-set lifestyle, and travel the world. The truth is, I couldnt give a rats ass about any of

11:20

SITS Interview with Jordan Sather (video) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"



(Justin Deschamps and Jeremy McDonaldSITS Interview with Jordan Sather we discuss his journey into awakening. He gives tips on how to manage your awakening path and how he has faced the challenges in his process.
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11:18

Rosh Hashanah starts with Mega Quakes, Peace Talks, Apocalyptic Hurricanes and Imminent War Drums "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


Its Rosh Hashanah 2017 and the world is experiencing major birth pangs. Tune in as we discuss the latest headlines confirming bible prophecy happening in real-time.
Rosh Hashanah Facts
Hurricane Maria causes lights out on all 100% of Puerto Rico
Powerful quakes rock Mexico, Japan and New Zealand in less than 24 hours
Trump and Netanyahu publicly discusses mid-east peace
Iran threatens on CNN the U.S. will pay a high cost if we cancel Nuclear Deal
Trump signals end to Nuclear deal with Iran
Abbas head over heals with Trump, says, Trump serious about peace
Abbas places demand on U.N. for Israel Occupation
U.S. opens very first historic permanent military base in Israel, Preparing for major war with Iran and Hezbollah?
and more!
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11:17

MSU Native American Law Students Association to Paint the Rock to Draw Awareness to Mascot Issue "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Last year, MSU American Indian students and others painted The Rock with a No DAPL message. Photo from Facebook

Published September 20, 2017

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN The Michigan State University Native American Law Students Association invites the Indigenous community, law community, and allies to Paint the Rock to draw awareness to the issue of American Indian mascots. Michigan Senate Bill 487 would ban the use of Redsk*ns in schools. Currently, five schools in Michigan use Redsk*ns as their mascot.

The United Tribes of Michigan passed a resolution denouncing the use of the term.

MSU Rock map of Michigan State University campus

Those interested in assisting are welcome Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Organizers say they are painting  the rock for display on Michigan Indian Day, so they are need of volunteers to stand guard during the day to secure our spot and during the night until sunrise.

The rock serves as a billboard for MSU campus groups and events.

A photograph to display solidarity in the fight against the mascot is planned close to the end of the painting of The Rock.

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11:13

Rutin may represent a potential therapeutic agent for diabetic cardiomyopathy. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Eur J Pharmacol. 2017 Aug 19. Epub 2017 Aug 19. PMID: 28826911 Abstract Title:  Rutin alleviates diabetic cardiomyopathy and improves cardiac function in diabetic ApoEknockout mice. Abstract:  Rutin, a natural bioflavonoid, has demonstrated anti-diabetic and anti-oxidative bioactivity. Oxidative stress is a potential therapeutic target for diabetic cardiomyopathy. We investigated whether rutinadministration (60mg/kg body weight) reduces diabetic cardiomyopathy in a diabetic ApoE knock out mouse model. Diabetes was induced in ApoEknockout mice (male, C57BL/6 background) with a high fat diet combined with injection of streptozotocin. Cardiac function was evaluated by echocardiography and cardiac catheter hemodynamic analysis. Cardiac myocardial hypertrophy, myocardial fibrosis, lipid content, myocardial capillary density, and oxidative stress were detected by a series of histopathological analyses, western blotting, and reactive oxygen species analysis. Diabetic mice showed myocardial hypertrophy, lipid accumulation, myocardial fibrosis, elevated collagen content, deteriorating oxidative stress, and left ventricular systolic and diastolic dysfunction. Rutin reversed the myocardial hypertrophy, alleviated extracellular collagen deposition, and lipid accumulation, but increased capillary density in diabetic myocardial tissues. Moreover, rutin substantially improved cardiac function while decreasing blood glucose and lipid content. Therapeutic rutin administration reduced cardiac remodeling and improved myocardial function in diabetic mice, at least in part by reducing oxidative damage and ectopic lipid deposition, inhibiting fibrosis, and promoting angiogenesis. Thus, rutin may represent a potential therapeutic agent for diabetic cardiomyopathy.

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11:09

Buckeye Arizona Police Take Down Autistic Teen for Stimming "IndyWatch Feed Health"

NOTE: We hope this poor young man is OK. Autism has many variations, versions and vagaries. The epidemic denialists and neurodiversity whitewashers would have you believe autism is simply a Swiss army knife of unique skills for life and not...

11:03

Study: Lauric Acid from Coconut Oil Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth Without Affecting Healthy Cells "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Organic coconut oil in the glass jar. Fresh coconut cut in half and leaf for decoration

Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

A study published this month (September 2017) by researchers from the Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, at the University of Calabria in Rende, Italy, and from the Department of Health Sciences at the University Magna Graecia in Catanzaro, Italy, looked at the anti-cancer activity of lauric acid, the main fatty acid found in coconut oil.

While coconut oil continues to get slandered in the U.S. by those with close ties to the pharmaceutical industry, research mainly outside the U.S. continues to show how healthy coconut oil can be, dispelling the common saturated-fat-is-bad myth still being promoted in the U.S.

The study title is: The lauric acid-activated signaling prompts apoptosis in cancer cells, and it was published in the journal Cell Death Recovery.

The study looked at the effects of lauric acid in both breast cancer and colon cancer:

The saturated medium-chain fatty-acid lauric acid (LA) has been associated to certain health-promoting benefits of coconut oil intake, including the improvement of the quality of life in breast cancer patients during chemotherapy.

As it concerns the potential to hamper tumor growth, LA was shown to elicit inhibitory effects only in colon cancer cells. Here, we provide novel insights regarding the molecular mechanisms through which LA triggers antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic effects in both breast and endometrial cancer cells.

Coconut oil is natures richest source of lauric acid, by far, comprising almost 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil. Human breast milk comes in a distant second at around 6% lauric acid.

Lauric acid has a rich and long history of fighting pathogens, and has been a popular food preservative for many decades. F...

10:52

Rutin has a protective effect against brain injury induced by acrylamide or gamma radiation. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Arch Physiol Biochem. 2017 Sep 14:1-9. Epub 2017 Sep 14. PMID: 28906145 Abstract Title:  Protective effect of rutin against brain injury induced by acrylamide or gamma radiation: role of PI3K/AKT/GSK-3/NRF-2 signalling pathway. Abstract:  This study was designed to evaluate the effect of rutin on PI3K/AKT-signalling in case of acrylamide or-radiation-induced neurotoxicity. To induce brain damage, animals were received acrylamide (25mg/kg b.wt./orally/day) or 5Gy of -radiation exposure accompanied with an administration of rutin (200mg/kg b.wt./orally/day). Our data revealed that, compared to acrylamide or -radiation, rutin activated PI3K/AKT/GSK-3/NRF-2-pathway through increased protein levels of p-PI3K, p-AKT and p-GSK-3 and up-regulated the expression of NRF-2. This was achieved by modulating MDA, GST, IL-1, IL-6 and reduced the interference of ROS with IGF-1 and NGF stimulating the PI3K/AKT-signaling. Furthermore, histopathological examinations of brain tissues showed that rutin has modulated tissue architecture after acrylamide or -radiation induced tissue damage. It could be concluded that rutin provides protection effect against acrylamide or -radiation-induced neurotoxicity via activation ofthe PI3K/AKT/GSK-3/NRF-2-pathway by altering the phosphorylation state through its ability to scavenge free radicals generation, modulating gene expression and its anti-inflammatory effects.

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10:41

Artificial Aurora to be Created Over Western Arctic This Week "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


Over four nights starting Thursday, an Alaska scientist will try to create his own artificial aurora that could be visible as far away as Yukon.

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10:38

Tiny House has PLENTY of space to COOK and ENTERTAIN "IndyWatch Feed Diy"


The Rocky Mountain Tiny House folks certainly outdid themselves again as we get a look at a guest tour of a home built in recent years by their team. This 26 tiny house on wheels has a great kitchen, complete with a full refrigerator, a second loft space JUST for crafting (atop a steel framed loft to save space), and a some great storage options- some of them hidden.

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10:36

Man Conquers Machine As Local Brickie Snares Back-To-Back Features "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact When Jimmy Barnes stood in front of that burning canefield and scream his little lungs out, he was screaming them out for people like Bacardi Carter. Once just a simple man that broke shit up and threw it in a skip for a living, the ambitious 24-year-old soon hit []

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10:32

Low Lymphocyte Count (Lymphocytopenia) What Does It Mean? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Low lymphocyte count (Lymphocytopenia) could indicate that you are at greater risk of developing infections because your lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) are low. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell and they are essential to kill off bacteria and viruses and prevent infections from getting worse. A weakened immune system is often caused by a low number of lymphocytes and other types of white blood cells.

There are 3 types of Lymphocytes in your blood: B lymphocytes (B-cells), T lymphocytes (T-cells), and natural killer cells (NK cells). Together they help to keep you healthy and free of infection. The normal lymphocyte count range is between 1000 and 4800 per microliter of blood and it will take up about 20% to 40% of your total white blood cell count.26

A low level of lymphocytes in the blood can be caused by various factors. For example, nutrient deficiencies, stress, and fasting can all cause your lymphocyte count to drop. If blood tests show a significant drop in the number of lymphocytes then doctors will check for certain diseases like viral infections, autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, or certain cancers.

In many cases, enjoying a healthy diet with plenty of protein, vitamins, and minerals, getting enough rest, and addressing any nutrient deficiencies can help keep your lymphocyte levels normal. However, if doctors suspect a more serious cause of decreased levels of lymphocytes, you will have to treat the underlying medical conditions to get your lymphocyte levels back to normal.

Lymphocytes and What They Do

Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cells and they play an important role in your immune system and are necessary to destroy viruses and bacteria. According to information published by PubMed Health, the three types of lymphocytes B-cells, T-cells, and NK cells (natural killer cells) destroy toxins, bacteria, and viruses. The T cells destroy the bodys own cells that have themselves been taken over by viruses or become cancerous.1

What is Normal Lymphocytes Range?

In order to check for low lymphocytes in a blood test, doctors will perform a differential blood test to count the number of lymphocytes. According to PubMed Health, the normal lymphocyte range in a blood test for adults is between 1000 and 4800/L (or microliters). In children under 2 years old, the range will be significantly higher.2

If your lymphocyte count is less than 1000/L then you have lymphocytopenia (low lymphocyte count). Expert in hematology, Dr. Mary Territo says that lymphocytopenia can only be found by using differential blood test results that count the number of T-cells and B-...

10:29

These findings suggest the promising role of mulberry polyphenols for type II diabetics. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Food Res Int. 2017 Oct ;100(Pt 1):873-884. Epub 2017 Jul 2. PMID: 28873762 Abstract Title:  The novel contributors of anti-diabetic potential in mulberry polyphenols revealed by UHPLC-HR-ESI-TOF-MS/MS. Abstract:  To explore the comprehensive phenolic profile of mulberry (Morus alba L.) fruit and reveal the novel anti-diabetic constituents, mulberry polyphenols (MP) were fractionated through gradient ethanol elution and subjected to composition and bioactivity analysis. Forty-seven phenolic compounds were identified and quantified through UHPLC-HR-ESI-TOF-MS/MS, including twenty-one newly identified compounds such as delphinidin 3-rutinoside-5-glucoside and cyanidin 3-rutinoside dimer. The antioxidant activity and anti-diabetic potential of fractionated MP were analyzed in vitro and ex vivo with HepG2 and pancreatic-cell RIN-m5F. Hierarchical cluster analysis and Pearson correlation coefficients revealed compounds such as syringic acid and galloylcyanidin-glycoside contributed most to inhibit -glucosidase activity. Quercetin and cyanidin-glycosides were essential for cellular antioxidant activity. Dihydroquercetin and 1,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid were newly identified and validated as the main contributors after rutin to protect RIN-m5F cells against glucotoxicity. Such findings suggest the promising role of MP for type II diabetics and lay the foundation of further utilization and investigation.

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10:08

Off-the-Shelf Solution for Cryptocurrency Liquidity by GRAFT "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

If your wallet is full of crumpled cash and countless credit cards, then youve probably felt like throwing these all out one day. However, what are you supposed to use instead? Cryptocurrency? Well, not a bad idea. However, there are so many traps and pitfalls. Fortunately, the GRAFT team has resolved the issues and made Continue reading Off-the-Shelf Solution for Cryptocurrency Liquidity by GRAFT

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10:08

10 Signs that Woman you adore is your Soul Sister. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The following are 10 signs that you are with your soul sister:

10:03

Bruce Lipton: The Paradigm Shift (NEW JULY 2017) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.) Bruce Lipton presents at The Paradigm Shift Online Conference brought to you by Portal to Ascension http://www.PortalToAscension.org Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.
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10:02

Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" slams Puerto Rico, first Cat. 4 since 1932 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" made landfall in Puerto Rico at 10:15 UTC (06:15 AST) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 with maximum sustained winds of 248 km/h (155 mph). This was the first Category 4 hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico since Hurricane...... Read more

Cross currents: Mega-dams and micro-hydro offer two different futures for rural Borneo "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

ULU PAPAR VALLEY, Malaysia A gentle afternoon drizzle provides some relief from the tropical heat as six men from the village of Longkogungan dig a narrow, snaking channel that represents one of their two possible futures. The canal theyre building will carry water from the villages new micro-hydropower electrical system, a cooperative effort to manage the areas resources and retain the local population. Like birds, they fly, but they return home, Gosibin Lodukin says of his children and grandchildren, whom he hopes will come back from the nearby big city to Longkogungan. However, Lodukin and all residents of the Ulu Papar Valley will need to leave their villages if construction of the much larger Kaiduan Dam downstream proceeds and submerges their homes, rice fields and forests.  No under any circumstance is the response of Irene Kodoyou, who leads the effort to fight any plan for a dam and resettlement. Kodoyou traces seven generations of her family back in Ulu Papar. She worries that leaving the valley would mean a loss of identity for future generations. The collective efforts at local control by Ulu Papar residents are competing with urban interests seeking a new water source for the growing population of the nearby Kota Kinabalu area. The outcome will determine the future course of the Papar River and the lives of the people dependent on it. Left: Stopped to help another truck stuck in the mud on the way to Ulu Papar. Right: Looking down the Ulu Papar Valley at

10:00

Revolutionary Blockchain-based Digital Advertising Ecosystem Papyrus started Bounty Program on 19th September 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Papyrus, the worlds first fully comprehensive and scalable decentralized ecosystem for advertisers, publishers, developers and users built on top of Ethereum blockchain and smart contracts, on Tuesday 19th September announced Bounty program. Papyrus aims to develop a disruptive digital advertising platform using a constellation of integrated technologies that will transform and unite the entire digital Continue reading Revolutionary Blockchain-based Digital Advertising Ecosystem Papyrus started Bounty Program on 19th September 2017

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09:59

THE NEXT S&P INDEX OF CRYPTO "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Hedge Token team will revolutionise the way investors, evangelists and speculators view and interact on crypto markets by creating Indices (like the S&P 500), Crypto Traded Indices (Crypto Exchange Traded Funds) and a suite of crypto-derivative hedging instruments according to Hedge Project funding milestones. Hedge Token is bringing Crypto Street to Main Street, Continue reading THE NEXT S&P INDEX OF CRYPTO

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09:58

The current research verified that oregano and its main constituents could be potentially utilized as anticancer therapeutic agents. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Molecules. 2017 Aug 30 ;22(9). Epub 2017 Aug 30. PMID: 28867805 Abstract Title:  Cytotoxic Activity of Origanum Vulgare L. on Hepatocellular Carcinoma cell Line HepG2 and Evaluation of its Biological Activity. Abstract:  The potential of plant essential oils (EOs) in anticancer treatment has recently received many research efforts to overcome the development of multidrug resistance and their negative side effects. The aims of the current research are to study (i) the cytotoxic effect of the crude EO extracted from Origanum vulgare subsp hirtum and its main constituents (carvacrol, thymol, citral and limonene) on hepatocarcinoma HepG2 and healthy human renal cells HEK293; (ii) the antibacterial and phytotoxic activities of the above EO and its main constituents. Results showed that cell viability percentage of treated HepG2 by EO and its main constituents was significantly decreased when compared to untreated cells. The calculated inhibition concentration (IC50) values for HepG2 were lower than healthy renal cells, indicating the sort of selectivity of the studied substances. Citral is not potentially recommended as an anticancer therapeutic agent, since there are no significant differences between IC50 values against both tested cell lines. Results showed also that oregano EO and its main constituents have a significant antibacterial activity and a moderate phytotoxic effect. The current research verified that oregano EO and its main constituents could be potentially utilized as anticancer therapeutic agents.

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09:57

Factcheck: Climate models have not exaggerated global warming "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A new study published in the Nature Geosciences journal this week by largely UK-based climate scientists has led to claims in the media that climate models are wrong and have significantly overestimated the observed warming of the planet.

Here Carbon Brief shows why such claims are a misrepresentation of the papers main results. In reality, the results obtained from the type of model-observation comparisons performed in the paper depend greatly on the dataset and model outputs used by the authors.

Much of the media coverage surrounding the paper, Millar et al, has focused on the idea that climate models are overestimating observed temperatures by around 0.3C, or nearly 33% of the observed warming since the late 1800s. For example, the Daily Mail reported:

According to these models, temperatures across the world should now be at least 1.3 degrees above the mid-19th century average, which is taken as a base level in such calculations. But the British report demonstrates that the rise is only between 0.9 and 1 degree.

Lead author Dr Richard Millar and his co-authors have pushed back against such media coverage, releasing a statement which says:

A number of media reports have asserted that our [study] indicates that global temperatures are not rising as fast as predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and hence that action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is no longer urgent. Both assertions are false. Our results are entirely in line with the IPCCs 2013 prediction that temperatures in the 2020s would be 0.9-1.3 degrees above pre-industrial [levels].

[Carbon Briefs guest post by Dr Millar earlier this week includes the papers key figures. Additionally, one of his co-authors, Prof...

09:49

BIS: Worlds central banks cant ignore the Bitcoin boom "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

https://www.bloomberg.com//news/articles/2017-09-17/world-s-central-banks-can-t-ignore-the-bitcoin-boom-bis-says

The worlds central banks cant sit back and ignore the growth in cryptocurrencies as it could pose a risk to the stability of the financial system, according to the Bank for International Settlements.

It said central banks will need to figure out whether to issue a digital currency and what its attributes should be, though the decision is most pressing in countries like Sweden where cash use is dwindling.

Institutions need to take into account of not only privacy issues and efficiency gains in payment systems, but also economic, financial and monetary policy repercussions, the BIS said in its Quarterly Review.

The analysis comes at the end of a rough week for digital currencies, with JPMorgan Chase & Co. chief executive Jamie Dimon calling bitcoin a fraud and China moving to crack down on domestic trading of cryptocurrencies.

But with bitcoin and others gaining in popularity as payment systems go mobile and investors pour in...

09:39

A Cintamani Hello "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

 

In late June 2017, we set out on a mission to bu...

09:37

Mark Lathams Kids Explain Their Dad Thinks Twitter Is Actually Google Search "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Nigel Latham, the oldest son of Mark Latham has today apologised to both the family of the late Dr G Yunupingu, as well as the Australian public in general for the former Labor leaders offensive tirade of old white man thoughts. The 28-year-old homosexual saxophonist says his dads entire social media presence is actually []

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09:36

Caffeic acid phenethyl ester is protective in experimental ulcerative colitis "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Inflammopharmacology. 2017 May 20. Epub 2017 May 20. PMID: 28528363 Abstract Title:  Caffeic acid phenethyl ester is protective in experimental ulcerative colitis via reduction in levels of pro-inflammatory mediators and enhancement of epithelial barrier function. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Inhibition of the nuclear factor kappa beta (NF-) pathway has been proposed as a therapeutic target due to its key role in the expression of pro-inflammatory genes, including pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and adhesion molecules. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) is a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agent, found in propolis,and has been reported as a specific inhibitor of NF-. However, the impact of CAPE on levels of myeloperoxidases (MPO) and pro-inflammatory cytokines during inflammation is not clear. The aims of this study were to investigate the protective efficacy of CAPE in the mouse model of colitis and determine its effect on MPO activity, pro-inflammatory cytokines levels, and intestinal permeability.METHOD: Dextran sulphate sodium was administered in drinking water to induce colitis in C57/BL6 mice before treatment with intraperitoneal administration of CAPE (30 mg kg(-1) day(-1)). Disease activity index (DAI) score, colon length and tissue histology levels of MPO, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and intestinal permeability were observed.RESULTS: CAPE-treated mice had lower DAI and tissue inflammation scores, with improved epithelial barrier protection and significant reduction in the level of MPO and pro-inflammatory cytokines.CONCLUSION: Our results show that CAPE is effective in suppressing inflammation-triggered MPO activity and pro-inflammatory cytokines production while enhancing epithelial barrier function in experimental colitis. Thus, we conclude that CAPE could be a potential therapeutic agent for further clinical investigations for treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases in humans.

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09:34

Molecular and genetic analysis of an embryonic gene, DC 8, from Daucus carota L "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Molecular and genetic analysis of an embryonic gene, DC 8, from Daucus carota L

09:33

What Is Spotting and What Does Spotting Look Like? "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Spotting is light bleeding that can look like the start of your regular menstrual period but happens before or after your period. Although you may be worried about light vaginal bleeding between your monthly periods, there usually isnt anything to worry about. Spotting looks like small dark brown spots or light pink marks on your underwear which makes it possible to tell apart from regular menstrual bleeding.

Some occasional light spotting between your periods is viewed as normal and can be caused by stress, using birth control, or even a sign that ovulation has occurred. In fact, implantation spotting before your period is due could be a sign that you are pregnant. However, there are some conditions where vaginal spotting when you dont have your period can be a cause for concern. Uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, infections, and cancer can cause light to heavy vaginal bleeding and may be associated with abdominal pain, fever, and pain during bowel movements. Some spotting can occur during pregnancy and you should always speak to your doctor or obstetrician about the bleeding.

In this article, you will learn about what spotting looks like and how to tell the difference between period bleeding and spotting. You will also find out when spotting is considered normal and when you should speak to your doctor about abnormal vaginal bleeding.

What is Spotting?

Spotting is referred to by doctors as abnormal vaginal bleeding. According to staff from the Mayo Clinic, spotting is when you notice small amounts of blood when you are not expecting your period. The spots of blood are often seen after wiping when you have used the bathroom or you may notice them on your underwear.1

According to Dr. William Blahd on WebMD, light spotting has many causes and doesnt necessarily mean that you have a serious condition. For example, Dr. Blahd says that some light bleeding can happen with ovulation and even in pregnancy, and some minimal spotting can be considered normal.2

Spotting vs. Period How to Tell the Difference

Knowing what spotting looks like and when it happens can help you tell the difference between regular menstrual flow and spotting. For some women, spotting can be the first sign that their menstrual period has started. So, telling spotting apart from regular menstrual bleeding requires that you observe and know what is normal with your monthly cycle.

What is considered a light period?

Having your period marks the start of your regular menstrual cycle. According to Dr. Traci Johnson on WebMD, what is considered normal depends on each woman and their menstrual cycle. In general, a light period is one where bleeding lasts a short time and the blood flow is relatively light. For exam...

09:26

Are We Really Animal Lovers if We Eat & Drink Them? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A decade or two ago we generally werent aware of what really goes on behind the closed doors of factory farms and slaughter houses. But now we know, so what is our

09:25

Kim Jong-Un outraged at latest UNs Garden Gnome sanctions "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un is said to be outraged at the latest round of UN sanctions which includes a complete ban on the import of garden gnomes, requested by US President Donald Trump in New York today.

Reportedly an avid collector of gnomes, it is feared that the Dictator, after Dobbies Garden Centre, has cornered the Worlds garden gnome market. However, with UN inspectors being denied access to the region, independent verification has prove impossible.

Tens of thousands of troops are now expected to fill Kim Il-sung Square on Saturday with a display of the biggest garden gnomes that North Korea can muster. The enormous Gnome Parade will showcase the isolated nations defiance as President Donald Trump harnesses his own collection of garden gnomes at Trump properties throughout the world. Trump will call upon all US allies to do the same.

South Korean media sources say that Pyongyang has warned it is prepared to take the toughest action unless the US ends its garden gnome hysteria, with speculation that the North Korean leader is preparing to put his own favourite gnome, Mr Big Ears into orbit in the general direction of Disney World, Florida.

President Trump has now fired back with a ferocious Twitter storm saying, Let him bring it on. We are not scared of Mr Big Ears. No way. Billy Bob Baggy-Pants is ten times bigger and much tougher and will kick his house down.

In the meantime, the President has been busy requisitioning wishing wells, fishing rods and ornamental toadstools from his base supporters in preparation for an all-out strike against Pyongyang.

Its time to get serious. he told the UN Security Council.

09:25

Yoga might help you Live to Be 100If you it Practice This Way. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

When we move and sweat together, we illuminate the limbic system in our brain.

09:22

Follow the money To spot a counterfeit, study the real thing "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A false prophet is one who falsely claims the gift of prophecy or divine inspiration, or who uses that gift for evil ends. How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart A true prophet is a truth-teller, one who []

09:14

Intrathecal CAPE administration following SCI decreases tissue and serum IL-6 levels as well as decreases spinal cord edema and microhemorrage. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Turk Neurosurg. 2017 Apr 27. Epub 2017 Apr 27. PMID: 28585671 Abstract Title:  Effects of Intrathecal Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE) on IL-6 and TNF- Levels and Local Inflammatory Responses in Spinal Cord Injuries. Abstract:  AIM: To investigate the effects of intrathecal caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) on tissue and serum IL-6 and TNF- levels following spinal cord injury (SCI) as well as its effects on edema and microhemorrage.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty rats were divided into four groups. The sham group underwent single-level laminectomy and then received an intrathecal injection of isotonic saline. The control group received an intrathecal injection of isotonic saline following SCI induction. The methylprednisolone (MP) group received a single dose of MP intrathecally following SCI. The CAPE group received a single dose of CAPE intrathecally following SCI. IL-6 and TNF- levels were determined using the ELISA method. Spinal cord samples were evaluated histopathologically.RESULTS: The decrease in IL-6 levels in the CAPE group was significantly higher than that in the sham and control groups. However, this decrease wasn't as significant as that in the MP group. No significant decrease was identified in TNF- levels. A significant decrease was observed in spinal cord edema and microhemorrage in the CAPE group. A decrease in edema was observed in the MP group, but no effect was observed on microhemorrage.CONCLUSION: Intrathecal CAPE administration following SCI decreases tissue and serum IL-6 levels as well as decreases spinal cord edema and microhemorrage.

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09:06

Cinnamaldehyde supplementation is shown to improve glucose and lipid homeostasis in diabetic animals. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Pharmacol Res. 2017 Aug ;122:78-89. Epub 2017 May 27. PMID: 28559210 Abstract Title:  Cinnamaldehyde in diabetes: A review of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and safety. Abstract:  Cinnamaldehyde, one of the active components derived from Cinnamon, has been used as a natural flavorant and fragrance agent in kitchen and industry. Emerging studies have been performed over the past decades to evaluate its beneficial role in management of diabetes and its complications. This review highlights recent advances of cinnamaldehyde in its glucolipid lowering effects, its pharmacokinetics, and its safety by consulting the Pubmed, China Knowledge Resource Integrated, China Science and Technology Journal, National Science and Technology Library, Wanfang Data, and the Web of Science Databases. For the inquiries, keywords such as Cinnamon, cinnamaldehyde, property, synthesis, diabetes, obesity, pharmacokinetics, and safety were used in various combinations. Accumulating evidence supports the notion that cinnamaldehyde exhibits glucolipid lowering effects in diabetic animals by increasing glucose uptake and improving insulin sensitivity in adipose and skeletal muscle tissues, improving glycogen synthesis in liver, restoring pancreatic islets dysfunction, slowing gastric emptying rates, and improving diabetic renal and brain disorders. Cinnamaldehyde exerts these effects through its action on multiple signaling pathways, including PPARs, AMPK, PI3K/IRS-1, RBP4-GLUT4, and ERK/JNK/p38MAPK, TRPA1-ghrelin and Nrf2 pathways. In addition, cinnamaldehyde seems to regulate the activities of PTP1B and-amylase. Furthermore, cinnamaldehyde has the potential of metalizing into cinnamyl alcohol and methyl cinnamate and cinnamic acid in the body. Finally, there is a potential toxicity concern about this compound. In summary, cinnamaldehyde supplementation is shown to improve glucose and lipid homeostasis in diabetic animals, which may provide a new option for diabetic intervention. To this end, further scientific evidences are required from clinical trials on its glucose regulating effects and safety.

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09:01

Dietary cinnamaldehyde enhances acquisition of specific antibodies following helminth infection in pigs. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2017 Jul ;189:43-52. Epub 2017 Jun 17. PMID: 28669386 Abstract Title:  Dietary cinnamaldehyde enhances acquisition of specific antibodies following helminth infection in pigs. Abstract:  Dietary phytonutrients such as cinnamaldehyde (CA) may contribute to immune function during pathogen infections, and CA has been reported to have positive effects on gut health when used as feed additive for livestock. Here, we investigated whether CA could enhance antibody production and specific immune responses during infection with an enteric pathogen. We examined the effect of dietary CA on plasma antibody levels in parasite-nave pigs, and subsequently acquisition of humoral immune responses during infection with the parasitic nematode Ascaris suum. Parasite-nave pigs fed diets supplemented with CA had higher levels of total IgA and IgG in plasma, and A. suum-infected pigs fed CA had higher levels of parasite-specificIgM and IgA in plasma 14days post-infection. Moreover, dietary CA increased expression of genes encoding the B-cell marker CD19, sodium/glucose co-transporter1 (SCA5L1) and glucose transporter 2 (SLC2A2) in the jejunal mucosa of A.suum-infected pigs. Dietary CA induced only limited changes in the composition of the prokaryotic gut microbiota of A. suum-infected pigs, and in vitro experiments showed that CA did not directly induce proliferation or increase secretion of IgG and IgA from lymphocytes. Our results demonstrate that dietary CA can significantly enhance acquisition of specific immuneresponses in pigs. The underlying mechanism remains obscure, but apparently does not derive simply from direct contact between CA and host lymphocytes and appears to be independent of the gut microbiota.

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08:54

Cinnamaldehyde exhibits therapeutic potency against obesity by inducing the browning of white adipose tissue. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Cell Physiol Biochem. 2017 Jul 18 ;42(4):1514-1525. Epub 2017 Jul 18. PMID: 28719892 Abstract Title:  Cinnamaldehyde Ameliorates Diet-Induced Obesity in Mice by Inducing Browning of White Adipose Tissue. Abstract:  BACKGROUND/AIMS: Obesity has become a major health concern with few effective medications. Cinnamaldehyde (CA) has been reported to exhibit anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties. However, whether CA shows anti-obesity activity remains unknown. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the potential anti-obesity effects of CA on mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) and to explore the possible mechanisms involved.METHODS: Male C57BL/6J mice fed an HFD for 12 weeks were supplemented with CA (40 mg/kg/day) via gavage for an additional 8 weeks. Mice fed a standard diet were used as normal controls.RESULTS: The results revealed that CA treatment decreased body weight, fat mass, food intake, and serum lipid, free fatty acid and leptin levels. CA administration also improved insulin sensitivity in HFD-induced obese mice. Additionally, CA inhibited the hypertrophy of adipose tissue and induced browning of white adipose tissue. Uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) was expressed in white adipose tissue after the oral administration of CA. Furthermore, CA enhanced the expression of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR), PR domain-containing 16 (PRDM16) and PPAR coactivator 1 (PGC-1) proteins in both brown and white adipose tissues.CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that CA exhibits therapeutic potency against obesity by inducing the browning of white adipose tissue in HFD-fed mice.

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08:53

Land of the Free? In Florida Its Illegal to Power Homes with Off Grid Solar Panels "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


With roughly 1.5 million Floridians initially without electricity from the damage inflicted on Floridas energy infrastructure, many in the Sunshine State are now questioning why its so difficult for people to utilize solar energy.

The simple answer is that one of the major electrical suppliers in the state Florida Power and Light (FPL) has utilized a massive lobbying campaign, directed at state lawmakers, to create legal barriers to disallow people from powering their own homes with solar panels without being subject to power companies.

In fact, current Florida state law makes it illegal.

This is the definition of crony capitalism. Companies lobby government officials, who then vote in favor of the corporate position often for a quid pro quo in the form of financial support for the officials reelection campaign.

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08:48

Shelter's Fattest Cat Gets The Family She's Always Deserved "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Sometimes, having a bit of extra pudge pays off just ask this rather corpulent kitty named Faye. 

After a stint at the animal shelter, where her eye-catching size certainly made her hard to miss, she just landed a new forever home of her own to let it all hang out in.

Credit: The Jacksonville Humane Society

Faye was rescued by Florida's Jacksonville Humane Society after her original owner was no longer able to take care of her but she clearly had no shortage of food at her last home. The affectionate kitty came in weighing a whopping 24 pounds, making her one of the chubbiest cats anyone there had ever run across.

"We have had a few other cats around 18 to 20 pounds in recent years but Faye tips the scale," a shelter spokesperson told The Dodo.

But not only is Faye quite plump, she's pretty jiggly too. Photos posted online show that even getting a grip on her can be quite a challenge (albeit a cute one).

"It's like holding the world's most adorable medicine ball!" the shelter confirmed.

Credit: The Jacksonville Humane Society

While she's perhaps not the most cooperative model, photos of Faye were a hit on social media. In less than 24 hours, she racked up hundreds of likes and shares on the Jacksonville Humane Society's Facebook page. Adoption offers came pouring in after that, but one family took the initiative to ensure Faye was out of the shelter sooner rather than later.

"Her new mom drove over two hours to be first in line," the shelter reports. "She said she felt an instant connection they were very excited."

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08:47

Eucalyptol, sabinene and cinnamaldehyde could be potent inhibitors of salmonella target protein L-asparaginase. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  3 Biotech. 2017 Aug ;7(4):258. Epub 2017 Jul 22. PMID: 28735432 Abstract Title:  Eucalyptol, sabinene and cinnamaldehyde: potent inhibitors of salmonella target protein L-asparaginase. Abstract:  Salmonella typhimurium is a severe threat to human life. The treatment became more difficult with the emergence of multidrug resistance. In the present in silico study, a novel drug target L-asparaginase was tested against three ligands eucalyptol, sabinene, and cinnamaldehyde, major components of cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon, respectively. The lowest docking score was obtained for sabinene followed by eucalyptol and cinnamaldehyde i.e. -5.648, -3.939 and -3.469. The docking score of sabinene is also better than the standard drug, Ciprofloxacin (-4.661) and natural substrate L-asparagine (-5.497). The amino acid residues involved in interactions inside the binding pocket are threonine 115 and threonine 35. The ADMET profile studied, also suggests the potency of the test ligands as a drug candidate. The results suggest they could be safe alternatives of chemical compounds to treat infections and combat multidrug-resistant bacteria.

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08:45

Its Okay to be Jealous, Angry & Insecure. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

whenever I'm feeling unworthy and imperfect, I come back to this:

08:45

Someones added Game of Thrones quotes to Ben & Holly and its magic "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

You dont have to be a fan of Ben & Hollys Little Kingdom, but it helps.

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08:41

Autonios Holy Trinity of CryptoTrading: AI, Blockchain & Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cryptocurrency trading is one of the core drivers of the blockchain spaces growth. After all, when every crypto-asset is capable of being transacted on an open market, the movement and circulation of value are only natural. It also serves to distribute an asset to potentially anyone around the world regardless of geography, a quality often Continue reading Autonios Holy Trinity of CryptoTrading: AI, Blockchain & Crypto

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08:38

A Game Lets You Navigate an Artists Flight from Syria "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Screenshot from <em>Path Out</em> (courtesy Causa Creations)Screenshot from Path Out (courtesy Causa Creations)

Path Out starts in 2014, with your character Abdullah lost in the forest of Northern Syria. Landmines block your route one way, armed patrolmen the other. When you die, the real Abdullah Karam suddenly breaks in through a video box in the game. You just killed me, man, he moans, teasing that he wasnt nearly so clumsy.

In the fall of 2015, Hobmeier met Karam at a theater show in Salzburg, shortly after hed arrived in Austria. Karam discussed his interest in game design and illustration, and he soon began working with the studios associated illustrator Brian Main. The Path Out demo was released this June on Itch.io as a pay-what-you-wish download for Mac and PC.

The idea for the game came quite organically, when some funding opportunities for projects addressing migration opened up, Hobmeier stated. We already worked on games that took a closer look at migration before, and so we asked Abdullah if he would be comfortable putting his experiences into some sort of game. His answer was, to put it mildly, very enthusiastic, and so we embarked on this journey together.

Causa Creations, started in 2014 by Hobmeier and Tilmann Hars, often develops games exploring issues of social justice, whether ...

08:37

Cinnamaldehyde has a protective effect in the endotoxin poisoned mice through the inhibition of NLRP3 inflammasome activation. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol. 2017 Oct ;39(5):296-304. Epub 2017 Aug 1. PMID: 28762847 Abstract Title:  Inhibition of NLRP3 inflammasome: a new protective mechanism of cinnamaldehyde in endotoxin poisoning of mice. Abstract:  CONTEXT: Cinnamaldehyde (CA) has a protective effect in endotoxin poisoning of mice, but there is no direct evidence for the protective effect of CA through inhibition of NLRP3 inflammasome activation in endotoxin poisoning of mice.OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the protective mechanism of CA in endotoxin poisoned mice through NLRP3 inflammasome.MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory effect of CA in phorbol-12-myristate acetate-differentiated THP-1 cells through the NLRP3 inflammasome. Second, in a mouse model of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxin poisoning, CA was administrated for 5 d (once a day) before the 15mg/kg LPS challenge. Then, the levels of IL-1 in serum were measured, and the effect of CA on the NLRP3 inflammasome activation and the expression of cathepsin B and P2X7R proteins in lung were explored.RESULTS: In vitro, CA decreased the levels of p20, pro-IL-1 and IL-1 in cell culture supernatants, as well as the expression of NLRP3 and IL-1 mRNA in cells. In vivo, CA decreased IL-1 production in serum. Furthermore, CA suppressed LPS-induced NLRP3, p20, Pro-IL-1, P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) and cathepsin B protein expression in lung, as well as the expression of NLRP3 and IL-1 mRNA.CONCLUSIONS: CA has a protective effect in the endotoxin poisoned mice through the inhibition of NLRP3 inflammasome activation. Furthermore, CA suppresses the NLRP3 inflammasome activation by inhibiting the expression of cathepsin B and P2X7R protein expression. CA can be considered as a potential therapeutic candidate for diseases involved in endotoxin poisoning such as sepsis.

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08:30

Prominent German Artists Object to Arms Manufacturers Exhibition Sponsorship "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A group of artists included in Deutschland 8 German Art in China, an exhibition featuring 320 works by 55 contemporary artists spread across eight venues in Beijing that opened on Saturday, were alarmed to discover that one of its main sponsors is the German weapons manufacturer Rheinmetall.

As artists, we refuse to enhance the image of such corporations, an open letter signed by six of the artists in the exhibition Antje Ehmann, Marcel Odenbach, Julian Rosefelt, Hito Steyerl, Rosemarie Trockel, and Clemens von Wedemeyer and the estate of the late Harun Farocki, reads. We dont support advertisement for weapons manufacturers under the umbrella of German cultural diplomacy and we explicitly protest the instrumentalisation of our work for this purpose.

08:30

This Is The Real Threat To Us All: Dont Be Fooled By The Magic Show "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The following article was originally published by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com

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Federal Reserve Will Continue Cutting Economic Life Support

by Brandon Smith

I remember back in mid-2013 when the Federal Reserve fielded the notion of a taper of quantitative easing measures. More specifically, I remember the response of mainstream economic analysts as well as the alternative economic community. I argued fervently in multiple articles that the Fed would indeed follow through with the taper, and that it made perfect sense for them to do so given that the mission of the central bank is not to protect the U.S. financial system, but to sabotage it carefully and deliberately. The general consensus was that a taper of QE was impossible and that the Fed would never dare. Not long after, the Fed launched its taper program.

Two years later, in 2015, I argued once again that the Fed would begin raising interest rates even though multiple mainstream and alternative sources believed that this was also impossible. Without low interest rates, stock buybacks would slowly but surely die out, and the last pillar holding together equities and the general economy (besides blind faith) would be removed. The idea that the Fed would knowingly take such an action seemed to be against their best self interest; and yet, not long after, they initiated the beginning of the end for artificially low interest rates.

The process that the Federal Reserve has undertaken has been a long and arduous one cloaked in disinformation. It is a process of dismantlement. Through unprecedented stimulus measures, the central bank has conjured perhaps the largest stock and bond bubbles in history, not to mention a bubble to end all bubbles in the U.S. dollar.

Stocks in particular are irrelevant in the grand scheme of our eco...

This Is The Real Threat To Us All: Dont Be Fooled By The Magic Show "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following article was originally published by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com

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Federal Reserve Will Continue Cutting Economic Life Support

by Brandon Smith

I remember back in mid-2013 when the Federal Reserve fielded the notion of a taper of quantitative easing measures. More specifically, I remember the response of mainstream economic analysts as well as the alternative economic community. I argued fervently in multiple articles that the Fed would indeed follow through with the taper, and that it made perfect sense for them to do so given that the mission of the central bank is not to protect the U.S. financial system, but to sabotage it carefully and deliberately. The general consensus was that a taper of QE was impossible and that the Fed would never dare. Not long after, the Fed launched its taper program.

Two years later, in 2015, I argued once again that the Fed would begin raising interest rates even though multiple mainstream and alternative sources believed that this was also impossible. Without low interest rates, stock buybacks would slowly but surely die out, and the last pillar holding together equities and the general economy (besides blind faith) would be removed. The idea that the Fed would knowingly take such an action seemed to be against their best self interest; and yet, not long after, they initiated the beginning of the end for artificially low interest rates.

The process that the Federal Reserve has undertaken has been a long and arduous one cloaked in disinformation. It is a process of dismantlement. Through unprecedented stimulus measures, the central bank has conjured perhaps the largest stock and bond bubbles in history, not to mention a bubble to end all bubbles in the U.S. dollar.

Stocks in particular are irrelevant in the grand scheme of our economy, but this does not stop the populace from using them as a reference point for the health of our system. This creates an environment rife with delusion, just as the open flood of cheap credit created considerable delusion before...

08:29

Studies Link Heavy Metals to the Explosion of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Declining IQ in American Children "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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World Mercury Project

A silent pandemic of neurodevelopmental toxicity is disabling a generation of children around the world. This is the verdict of neurology experts Philippe Grandjean and Philip Landrigan in a 2014 report in Lancet Neurology. The staggering tsunami of developmental disabilities now affects at least one in six children in the U.S. and millions more worldwide. Two new studies suggest that the most common of these illnessesautism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and ticsare related to each other and may share common causation. The culprit? Environmental toxins, particularly heavy metals.

About 11% (or one in nine 4-17-year-olds) have received an ADHD diagnosisand in some states, as many as 19%. The most recent ASD estimates in the U.S., from 2014 data, report a prevalence of one in 45 children, representing a significant increase compared to 20112013.

08:28

Donald Trump invents new African state of Nambia "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

To think he was doing so well at this lunch with African leaders.

And then came along Namibia.

Turns out he did it more than once. Dont forget to listen out for his killer last line.

Nambia. Great place, terrific people. Wanna build a Trump Tower there one day.

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08:28

Curious Dog Accidentally Crashes Couple's Wedding "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Silvija Vil was attending a wedding at a gorgeous outdoor venue in Lithuania, waiting for the couple to finally exchange their vows when suddenly, out of the corner of her eye, she noticed the most unusual wedding crasher: a big, excited dog. She seemed very confused as to why everyone was there but VERY eager to join them. 

At first, no one else really seemed to notice the uninvited guest but Vil, being a dog lover, was mesmerized.

Credit: Silvija Vil

The dog wasn't a disruption at all, Vil told The Dodo. I think most people just focused on the wedding, whilst I couldn't resist but film the doggo. 

The dog considered going over to congratulate the bride and groom  

Credit: Silvija Vil

but then decided against it, and went to try and mingle with the guests instead. 

Credit: Silvija Vil

When no one seemed to be willing to play with her  

Credit: Silvija Vil

she went off to play in a little stream right next to the bride and groom instead, completely oblivious to the wedding going on around her. 

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08:26

Cinnamaldehyde is a potential therapeutic agent for cell protection against oxidative stress. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Eur J Pharmacol. 2017 Sep 4. Epub 2017 Sep 4. PMID: 28882558 Abstract Title:  Cinnamaldehyde protects human dental pulp cells against oxidative stress through the Nrf2/HO-1-dependent antioxidant response. Abstract:  Cinnamaldehyde (CA) has various functional properties, such as anti-cancer, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant activities. This study examined the intracellular signaling mechanisms of CA on the oxidative stress response in human dental pulp cells (hDPCs). The results showed that CA did not have any cell cytotoxicity or cause morphological changes at concentrations up to 50M. A CA treatment strongly up-regulated the cellular protein level of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and promoted Nrf2 translocation to the nucleus. CA-mediated Nrf2/HO-1 activation reduced the level of reactive oxygen species and protected the hDPCs from H2O2-induced oxidative stress, which induces apoptosis. Moreover, HO-1 depletion by siRNA attenuated the CA-mediated cell protection against oxidative stress. These results indicate that CA protects hDPCs dysfunction under oxidative stress conditions, and this effect is mediated by Nrf2 activation and the up-regulation of HO-1. Overall, these observations suggest that CA is a potential therapeutic agent for cell protection against oxidative stress.

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08:25

Major Bank to Governments: Go on, Give us your Carbon Tax Money "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Banks have become remarkably coy about demanding carbon tax cash, in return for support for climate investment, but at least one major bank wanted to make sure readers got the hint. Banking on climate change 19 Sep 2017 Andrew Cornell Leaving aside that the energy debate in Australia is almost

08:17

One Word We Need to Stop Saying So Often & Why "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Oxford English Dictionary has a definition for over 170,000 words that are currently in use. Each of these words, some more often than others, we use to communicate thoughts, ideas, feelings, emotions and so much more on a daily basis.

While many of us can come up with several words not listed within the dictionary that we could all benefit from using less often, there is one defined word that I believe to be far more detrimental. This word can not only be found within the pages of every english dictionary, but it is also something most of us use on a regular basis -even within casual conversation.

The common word that I believe we need to stop saying so often is later.

Let me clarify that Im not suggesting we eradicate the word entirely from our vocabulary, but I am encouraging us all to become aware of when we are using it and how often.

Later Disempowers The Present Moment

While it is undoubtedly impossible for us to do everything that we need to accomplish right now, we rarely use the term to express that reality. Instead we use it to justify not doing things that we are fully capable of doing out of laziness.

We all know the garbage wont take itself out, the job applications wont magically be sent, and our spouses will only become even more frustrated with us, but we opt to not deal with it now. While much of what we regularly cast aside may be seemingly harmless, the repeated choice to put things off can take a toll on your approach to life.

Before you know it, youre passing up golden opportunities to drastically change your life for the better simply because youve become so accustomed to putting things off.

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08:16

10 Ways To Cleanse Your Aural Energy "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We all naturally attract certain situations and relationships in life. Its like they are magnetic, and we are gravitated towards them. There is patterns that become noticeable but not until they have shown up over a period of time.

We all have different lessons to learn in this life and therefore the kind of people we attract are the exact kind of people we need in order to help us on our path.

It is both a blessing and a curse!

Even though everything we go through is completely necessary, we still have to make sure we cleanse ourselves of toxic energy. In fact, the more in touch with ourselves we are, the more we need to do this. Its because we are far more sensitive to these dark energies. You might notice the more empathetic you become, the more you attract people to you. Therefore, the more emotional baggage you carry with you.

I always considered myself a strong, together person and not at all sensitive. Its only in the last 2 years Ive realised that is a lie (at least the last part) Im so sensitive. Probably more sensitive than anyone else I know actually, which seemed crazy to me. I always had this misconception that being sensitive meant you cry all the time, you cant handle life on your own and you were weak. I think its a common misconception though.

Id say Im the strongest Ive ever been emotionally. Its only recently Ive learned to embrace my emotional side and managed to see the real positive side to it. Im super sensitive to my environment and always attract people who are really intense. I realised this is because I am really intense, and I also seek out emotional intensity in mostly every situation in my life. So the fact that I was so out of touch with this before, you can imagine, was detrimental to my spiritual and emotional awareness. Now, that I am, I am able to see its both my strength and my weakness.

Ive researched the best ways to cleanse our spiritual energy and there are so many ways to do it. Everyone is different and we all relate differently too. Some of us are more practical while others are a bit more imaginative.

Have a look at the list below and choose 3 you resonate with then try them!

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One of the best ways to cleanse energy is with regular smudging, a traditionally Native American practice of burning herbs and resins, which many healers use to offer blessings and purify people, places and objects. Although cedar, lavender and sweet grass are often used during smudging ceremoni...

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Zippo "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

My very first lighter, or at least the first one I played with, was my dad's zippo when I was six years old. I thought it was so cool, even though I almost burned my neighbor's house down.

Was playing with the two daughters and was underneath a couch or bed. Thought it would be cool to light it up under there like I was in a cave or something. I learned that the flame does not have to be touching something very flammable to have it catch. And that flames and heat go upward. :eek:

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08:14

Pollution soars in Houston after chemical industry leaks "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Houston is still suffering from Hurricane Harvey, long after the storm has passed. But not just because of the flooding or number of damaged homes and roads. Rather, its because of the leeching of thousands of tons of pollutants thanks to their large petrochemical industry. RELATED ARTICLE: ExxonMobil refineries damaged in Hurricane Harvey and releasing hazardous pollutants The

08:11

Petroleum Jelly "IndyWatch Feed Health"


Stop Using Vaseline Immediately! 4 reasons you should never put petroleum jelly on your skin

Petroleum Jelly, the main ingredient in Vaseline, is often used in beauty products and even on its own to moisturize skin. Its cheap. Its unscented. It seems to work well for softening skin, so what could be the problem?

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Petroleum jelly is a byproduct of the oil refining process. This means it is not sustainable or eco-friendly, and it also explains some of the potential problems with using it.
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These finding suggests that Cinnamaldehyde is a potential anti-inflammatory agent in treatment the acute lung injury. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2017 Aug 30 ;63(8):58-63. Epub 2017 Aug 30. PMID: 28886315 Abstract Title:  The protective effect of cinnamaldehyde on lipopolysaccharide induced acute lung injury in mice. Abstract:  The study wasintended to examinethe protective effect of cinnamaldehyde (CM) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) mice model.The results of the investigation confirmed that, LPS induced inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-, IL-6, IL-13 and IL-1 were significantly decreased by CM. CM also up-regulated level of IL-10. We found that CM significantly attenuated LPS-induced TLR4 expression, NF-B activation and MPO activity in the lung tissues. It markedly reduced lung wet/dry ratio, and improved typical and severe pathological changes including pulmonary edema in the LPS induced ALI mice. Moreover, CM significantly inhibited neutrophils, macrophages and total cell number in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). In our study, we noted that TLR4-NF-B signaling pathway was involved in acute lung injury.The results revealed the protective effects of CM in LPS-induced ALI, through suppressionTLR4-NF-B signaling pathway. Our finding suggests that Cinnamaldehyde is a potential anti-inflammatory agent in treatment the acute lung injury.

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08:00

Extra Sensitive to Changes in Weather? You Could Be Geosentient "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Image Artwork by Jenness Cortez Perlmutter

Lately there has been a noticeable increase in natural disasters all around the world. In fact, since the Solar Eclipse in August it seems that every week there has been either an earthquake, a flood or a hurricane.

According to astrologers, Solar Eclipses can disrupt the natural cycles and weather patterns of the planet. The Solar Eclipse was also a huge energetic reset point for all of us too, and it seems that Mother Earth is also feeling these shifts.

We are all connected so when there is a shift or chaos in our own lives, Earth is going to feel it and just the same, where there is a shift on Earth we are going to feel it too.

With all of these natural disasters happening lately, it seems that the planet is definitely responding to something or guiding us to see something in our own lives.

There is also a psychic energy that comes along with these natural disasters and a fluctuation of frequencies that can cause highly sensitive people or empaths to feel out of sorts.

Not only is there an increase in fear in the areas affected by the disasters, but the changes in temperature and pressure can cause an increase in psychic activity and can create a heavy feeling in your energy centers or chakras.

This increased sensitivity to natural disasters is fairly common amongst empaths, however there are many people who are sensitive to the weather at any time of year.

When the pressure drops and a storm is about to come on, or when there is a sudden change in temperature, some people find themselves getting sick or even suffering from migraines. Being this sensitive to the change in weather is known as being Geosentient.

People who are Geosentient essentially feel a shift in the weather on physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual level. They may also feel out of sorts or off balance leading up to a natural disaster.

While every Geosentient will feel things differently, usually just before the weather is about to change or before a natural disaster is about to strike, they will begin feeling the following symptoms-

  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Headaches or even migraines
  • Feeling strong emotions that are out of character
  • Feeling a build of pressure/energy
  • Overactive psychic abilities

Many Geosentients find that these symptoms pass almost immediately as the change in weather stabilizes or becomes more consistent....

08:00

This Border Wall Reduced Illegal Immigration By Over 99% "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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There is a border wall in existence that reduced illegal immigration by over 99%. Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary put up a double fence along the border of his country with Serbia, and the results were staggering.

This tweet sums up the statistical data behind the wall and reduction in illegal immigration. However, somehow the debate over Donald Trumps wall is still ongoing.

Recent Facebook ads assure social media users who support Trumps wall that he will succeed at building it as promised during his campaign.

Theres been a lot of noise and a lot of rumors, reads the ad on Trumps personal Facebook page. WE WILL BUILD A WALL (NOT A FENCE) ALONG THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES, it adds, calling the issue non-negotiable.

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This Border Wall Reduced Illegal Immigration By Over 99% "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

hungaryfence

There is a border wall in existence that reduced illegal immigration by over 99%. Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary put up a double fence along the border of his country with Serbia, and the results were staggering.

This tweet sums up the statistical data behind the wall and reduction in illegal immigration. However, somehow the debate over Donald Trumps wall is still ongoing.

Recent Facebook ads assure social media users who support Trumps wall that he will succeed at building it as promised during his campaign.

Theres been a lot of noise and a lot of rumors, reads the ad on Trumps personal Facebook page. WE WILL BUILD A WALL (NOT A FENCE) ALONG THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES, it adds, calling the issue non-negotiable.

As pointed out by Reasondiscussions should be had about the cost and burden on the taxpayers because of the proposed wall. But setting the cost issue aside, as evidenced by the Hungary numbers, barriers actually do the heavy work of keeping people out....

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Serum Ferritin and GGT Two Potent Health Indicators You Need to Know "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Serum Ferritin and GGT Two Potent Health Indicators You Need to Know

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  • By monitoring your serum ferritin (stored iron) and GGT levels and taking steps to lower them if theyre too high, you can avoid serious health problems
  • Virtually all adult men and postmenopausal women are at risk for iron overload due to inefficient iron excretion. Left untreated, it can contribute to cancer, heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases and other chronic health problems
  • GGT is a liver enzyme involved in glutathione metabolism and the transport of amino acids. GGT can be used as a screening marker for excess free iron and is a potent predictor of mortality


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These results indicate cinnamaldehyde has a potential protective effect against glutamate-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis in PC12 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Eur J Pharmacol. 2017 Sep 9. Epub 2017 Sep 9. PMID: 28893578 Abstract Title:  Protective effect of cinnamaldehyde against glutamate-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis in PC12 cells. Abstract:  Cinnamaldehyde is a main ingredient of cinnamon oils from the stem bark of Cinnamomum cassia, which has been widely used in food and traditional herbal medicine in Asia. In the present study, the neuroprotective effects and the potential mechanisms of cinnamaldehyde against glutamate-induced oxidative stress in PC12 cells were investigated. Exposure to 4mM glutamate altered the GSH, MDA levels and SOD activity, caused the generation of reactive oxygen species, resulted in the induction of oxidative stress in PC12 cell, ultimately induced cell death. However, pretreatment with cinnamaldehyde at 5, 10 and 20M significantly attenuated cell viability loss, reduced the generation of reactive oxygen species, stabilised mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), decreased the release of cytochrome c and limited the activities of caspase-9 and -3. In addition, cinnamaldehyde also markedly increased Bcl-2 while inhibiting Bax expressionand decreased the LC3-II/LC3-I ratio. These results indicate that cinnamaldehyde exists a potential protective effect against glutamate-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis in PC12 cells.

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Encapsulated cinnamaldehyde had enhanced killing and antibiofilm activity against candida albicans. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Front Microbiol. 2017 ;8:1641. Epub 2017 Aug 29. PMID: 28900419 Abstract Title:  Enhanced Killing and Antibiofilm Activity of Encapsulated Cinnamaldehyde against Candida albicans. Abstract:  Candida sp. impelled opportunistic infection in immune-compromised patients ensuing from asymptomatic colonization to pathogenic forms. Moreover, slow spread of Candida species inducing refractory mucosal and invasive infections brings acute resistance to antifungal drugs. Hence, here we probed the effect of encapsulated preparation of cinnamaldehyde (CNMA) in multilamellar liposomes (ML) against Candida albicans. The efficacy of ML-CNMA against Candida biofilm was assessed by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, as well as light microscopy and its percent inhibition, was determined by XTT [2,3-bis-(2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide] and crystal violet assay. ML-CNMA showed more fungicidal activity than free CNMA as well as multilamellar liposomal amphotericin B (ML-Amp B), which was further confirmed by spot test assay and Log-logistic dose-response analysis. Antifungal activity was driven by reactive oxygen species and cellular damage by sustained release of CNMA. Effect on hyphal formation during 48 h in presence/absence of ML-CNMA was observed under a microscope and further substantiated by RT-PCR by amplifying HWP1, the gene responsible for hyphal wall protein formation. Apoptotic programmed cell death was analyzed by FACS analysis which was further confirmed by cytochrome C release assay. This study elucidates the mechanistic insight of the enhanced antifungal activity of ML preparation of CNMA against Candida infections.

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07:48

A Year of Vomiting Color: Sean Price Williams on Cinematography "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Thirst Street, directed by Nat Silver with cinematography by Sean Price Williams

Cinematographer Sean Price Williams has been revered by critics and indie film fans for the better part of the last decade. While drawing particular influence from master filmmakers like Robert Altman and Roman Polanski, his visual thinking stays fresh by constantly seeking fellow image makers whether cinematographers, photographers, or others who make the vulgar and common beautiful.

Williamss singular eye has kept him in-demand; youll see his name in the credits of four movies in 2017 alone. Michael Almereydas Marjorie Prime is a tale of technology simulating humanity and Good Time the latest from Queens natives Josh and Ben Safdie is a sprint through the New York City underworld. Golden Exits (which has yet to receive a theatrical release following its Sundance premiere) marks Williamss reunion with Brooklyn-based director Alex Ross Perry, who has worked with the cinematographer on his four prior features.

However, Thirst Street, directed by Nathan Silver, is the truest visual smorgasbord of the batch. To tell the story of flight attendant Gina (Lindsay Burdge) as she fixates on a one-night stand in Paris, Williams draw...

07:40

We Need to Stop Trying to Get Rid of Our Ego. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Dont try to escape the ego. Simply observe it and keep it out of trouble.

07:38

Peoples Bank of China Think Tank: Cryptocurrencies Are Realistic Threat "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Harsh statement slamming cryptocurrencies in China is issued by a PBOC think tank

07:36

Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits off the coast of Honshu, Japan "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 16:37 UTC on September 20, 2017 (01:37 JST, September 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km. If...... Read more

Citizen scientists use mobile apps to help green the ocean "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Few people get to witness the breadth and wonder of underwater life, from coral to kelp to fish and sea anemones. SCUBA divers gain a unique view of not only the beauty but also the condition of underwater communities. Unfortunately, they are increasingly seeing non-biodegradable trashmostly plastic but also metal, glass, rubber, cloth, ceramic, and cardboard on reefs and other marine habitats. Divers have the unique opportunity to observe sea life underwater, such as these sea goldies (anthias) at Little Brother, Red Sea, Egypt. Photo credit: Derek Keats, CC 2.0 According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), marine debris injures and kills marine life, interferes with navigation safety, and poses a threat to human health. Some animals become entangled in ropes or fishing gear; others mistake debris for food, which can damage their tissues or cause them to starve. Plastics degrade very slowly and can leach harmful chemicals into the ocean. Fish and shellfish consume the waste particles and chemicals and are then caught and sold in our fish markets, causing concern about harmful substances in our food. A 2015 study calculated that 192 coastal countries worldwide generated 275 million metric tons (MT) of plastic waste in 2010, 513 million MT of which found its way to the ocean. Marine debris litters beaches across the globe, even those with little local human activity, as currents move trash across oceans. A sea turtle entangled in a ghost net, abandoned fishing nets that drift with ocean currents and harm

Stalking snow leopards: Q&A with the director of Ghost of the Mountains "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Snow leopards (Panthera uncia) are known for their elusive ways. Even people who share the mountains with the silvery felines seldom spot them. In spring 2014 a crew of filmmakers with Bristol, U.K.-based Brian Leith Productions undertook what the companys website describes as a mission impossible. They ventured to the remote mountains of Sanjiangyuan in Chinas western province of Qinghai to film wild snow leopards for Disneynatures 2016 movie Born in China. We were successful in capturing the best footage of snow leopards ever, and a wildlife first, to film snow leopard cubs in their natural environmental [sic], the website boasts. Ghost of the Mountains, a new film by the same company documenting the excursion, is a finalist for Best People and Nature Film in the 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival taking place next week in Jackson, Wyoming. Almost 1,000 entries are competing for 25 awards. The winners will be announced next Thursday, September 28. Mongabay caught up with Ben Wallis, writer and director of Ghost of the Mountains, by email. Trailer for Ghost of the Mountains via Youtube.com.   Mongabay: What drew you to make this film? Wallis: This film documents the behind the scenes adventures that took place as we attempted to film snow leopards for Born In China, a Disneynature movie. As soon as we knew we were making the film and had decided to film snow leopards, it was clear that a behind the scenes film would be very compelling. Mongabay: Snow leopards are often

07:35

Swiss Telecom Giant Launches New Blockchain Business "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A major state-owned telecommunications provider in Switzerland has created a new blockchain business.

07:31

Families walk B.C. Highway of Tears to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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Billboard warning girls not to hitchhike on the Highway of Tears (Highway 16) where many young women have gone missing. This is just north of Smithers. Steve Bosch / Vancouver Sun

by Laura Kane, Associated Press, September 20, 2017

When Gladys Radek walks the Highway of Tears, she says she can feel the spirits of women who are missing or have been murdered walking beside her.

Dozens have vanished or been killed along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 in central British Columbia. On Thursday, Radek will honour the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of her niece, Tamara Lynn Chipman, by walking the route once again....

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Swiss Regulator, FINMA Cracks down on Scam Not-So-Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has recently taken action against the perpetrators of a crypto-scam. The firms in question were distributing a fake cryptocurrency and acting without proper licensing. A dozen other possible fraud cases are under scrutiny from the watchdog too. In a statement earlier today, FINMA announced that they have taken Continue reading Swiss Regulator, FINMA Cracks down on Scam Not-So-Cryptocurrency

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07:25

1,000-Year-Old Illustrated Manuscript of Herbal Remedies Available Online "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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Seeking natural remedies outside of chemical pharmaceuticals isn't just for Eastern medicine. In fact, plant-based health cure also has a long tradition in Western medicine, as evidenced by a beautifully illustrated book in the British Libary's collection. The Cotton MS Vitellius C III is a 1,000-year-old illustrated manual to plant pharmacology, and has now been digitized for online viewing.

The beautifully illustrated 11th-century book is filled with herbals, natural plant-based treatments to cure everything from body odor (simmer artichokes in wine) to easing chest pain (licorice root does the trick). Zooming in on the high-resolution scan, it's incredible to see the Old English script and detailed drawings of the plants and animals used for their healing properties.

Though herbals were quite common in Anglo-Saxon medicine, the British Library's manuscript is the only surviving illustrated Old English manual. No one knows for sure how this manuscript was used or even where or by whom it was made, project curator Alison Hudson shares. Its production has been associated with monastic scriptoria at Canterbury and Winchester, due to its style of decoration and script, but this is by no means certain. Monasteries in those areas functioned both as centers of natural and supernatural healing and also as libraries and centers of learning.

Medieval Herbal Remedies Online

Each entry in the manual lists the plant's...

07:22

Big Corps Selling Lower Quality Foods To Poorer East EU Nations "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Heather CallaghanEditor

A Slovenian and an Australian sip a Coca-Cola at the same time, although worlds apart. The latter enjoys a typical formula. But the formers is exploding with elevated sugar content and fructo-glucose. The Coke in Prague might dance a more muted jig on the taste buds than the one in London. What happened?

People have suspected double standards on the part of Big Food corporations and their goods in different countries for decades now. Turns out, they were on to something.

Vra Jourov, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, stated that multinational food companies are selling vastly different products to different countries, but use identical branding on their packaging.

She says that many foods sold in Eastern Europe by Western multinational corporations are significantly inferior to the same brands product sold in Western Europe.

She voiced the exasperation of the Eastern European people who feel the need to buy things abroad in order to have fish fingers that will contain fish meat, or orange juice that will contain oranges.

The frustration is growing and we should do something against it, she told The Guardian.

However, aside from the Coca-Cola, Sput...

07:21

Half of All Men Cant Answer this Insanely Basic Question About Womens Anatomy, According to Survey "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at IFL Science. A new poll from The Eve Appeal, a cancer research charity, has revealed that 50 percent of men are unable to point to the vagina on a diagram. The survey of 1,000 men came out just before Septembers Gynaecological Cancer Awareness...

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07:20

German Doctor Links Nano-aluminum, Glyphosate and Parasites to Chronic Disease Develops Healing Protocol "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt of Sophia Health Institute. Image source.

Nano-Aluminum, Glyphosate, and the Life Saving Work of Parasites

by John P. Thomas
Health Impact News

The bodies of Americans are saturated with very high levels of nano-aluminum. This provides ideal conditions for severe parasite infestation. These burdens are making us a country of chronically ill and cognitively impaired people.

This is part two of a series on nanotechnology and its effect on human health.

In the first article, I provided an overview of the safety concerns associated with manmade nanotechnology, and identified nano-aluminum as a serious threat to our health. The lack of safety studies on most forms of nanotechnology makes it hard to assess and rank the long-term risks posed by the thousands of nanosized ingredients that are being used in food, cosmetics, consumer products, and industry/military applications. However, evidence is pointing to nano-aluminum as being an extremely dangerous nanotechnology.

The sickest people have the highest levels of nano-aluminum and parasites in their bodies, and when they are helped to detox their aluminum and control their parasites, they begin to heal from chronic illness. The presence of nano-aluminum goes hand-in-hand with the presence of parasites. Lets start examining this relationship by looking at nano-aluminum.

The presence of nano-aluminum in our bodies cannot be measured through conventional lab tests. It requires sophisticated electron microscopic examination of samples, which strangely is not available in the United States. A doctor cant just order a nano-aluminum test to check your status, because U.S. labs arent able or arent permitted to do this test.

Please use this link to read the first article in this series:

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These findings demonstrate that CAPE may contribute to the chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic effects of C. cassia. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Nat Prod. 2017 Jul 28 ;80(7):2124-2130. Epub 2017 Jul 6. PMID: 28682072 Abstract Title:  Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester from the Twigs of Cinnamomum cassia Inhibits Malignant Cell Transformation by Inducing c-Fos Degradation. Abstract:  The twigs of Cinnamomum cassia, commonly referred to as Cinnamomi Ramulus, are widely used as one of the primary ingredients in Chinese/Korean traditional medicines that have anticancer effects. However, the active constituents responsible for its anticancer effects and their molecular mechanisms still remain to be elucidated. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) and caffeic acid (CA) were isolated for the first time from C. cassia using LC-MS-guided phytochemical isolation methods. CAPE significantly suppressed EGF- and TPA-induced cell transformation of JB6 P+ cells at sub-micromolar concentrations, whereas CA, a structurally similar compound to CAPE, had no such effect. The antiproliferative and chemopreventive activity of CAPE was found to arise through the inhibition of AP-1 transcriptional activity via the promotion of c-Fos degradation. These findings demonstrate that CAPE may contribute to the chemopreventive/chemotherapeutic effects of C. cassia through downregulating c-Fos.

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07:16

Apply Now for an MFA at Stamps School of Art & Design "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan is currently accepting MFA in Art applications for Fall 2018 (deadline: January 6, 2018). Stamps MFA students join an intense, supportive, curiosity-filled culture of makers and scholars. Idea and material work together at Stamps, as students create culturally relevant work and gain a clear understanding of theory and context.

Without the constraints of media-specific boundaries or disciplines, Stamps MFA students immerse themselves in the rich research community of the University of Michigan to conduct real cross-disciplinary inquiry and create cogent and transformative art. Learn more about the Stamps MFA program and the new Stamps Gallery through the thesis work of our 2017 program graduates: Carolyn Gennari, Ruth Burke, and Shane Darwent.

Graduate Program Open House
Learn more about Stamps graduate programs and meet faculty, current graduate students, and graduate program directors and cohort leaders at the Stamps Graduate Student Open House on Friday, November 17, 2017 from noon-6 pm. (RSVP is required). Highlights of the day will include:

  • Guest lecture by visiting designer
  • MFA and MDes program presentations
  • Tour of Stamps facilities and graduate studios
  • Reception with Stamps faculty and graduate students

2017 Graduate National Portfolio Day Events
Visit the Stamps School of Art & Design booth at 2017 Graduate Nation...

07:16

How To Profit From a Bitcoin Crash "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Several strategies for dealing with falling prices, and how to use a crash or correction to your advantage

07:13

25 No-Fuss Ways to Drop One Pound a Week "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at Womanista. Cutting out excess calories from your diet is important when trying to lose weight, but its much easier said than done. According to Health Magazine, if you cut 500 calories a day, youll be dropping a pound a week! Check...

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90% of People Who Die From This Preventable Disease Never Even Knew They Had It "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at NutritionFacts. Diverticula are out-pouchings of our intestine. Doctors like using a tire analogy: high pressures within the gut can force the intestines to balloon out through weak spots in the intestinal wall like an inner tube poking out through a worn...

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Soldier Responding To Hurricane Finds Tiniest Survivor Who Needs Him "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The kitten clung to the soldier, and the soldier clung to the kitten. Neither of them wanted to let go of each other.

Corporal Orville Williams had found the tiny orange kitten while on duty with the Antigua military on the small Caribbean island of Barbuda after Hurricane Irma hit a couple of weeks ago. The hurricane had devastated Barbuda, flattening houses and forcing its residents to evacuate to the neighboring island of Antigua. Unfortunately, many animals got left behind.

Credit: World Animal Protection

While driving through the island surveying for damage, Williams and a couple fellow soldiers heard a tiny, weak meow. When Williams got out of his truck and had a look around, he found the kitten.

She was tiny too tiny to be left on her own, Scott Cantin, global head of disaster communications for World Animal Protection (WAP), told The Dodo. So they took her into the truck.

Credit: World Animal Protection

Williams and the other soldiers named the kitten Irma, and they did the best they could to care for her, despite having limited means to do so.

They [the soldiers] were just staying in these bunks at the port, and the kitten stayed with them, Cantin said. And there was an area where they would give her food and water.

Credit: World Animal Protection

But when a rescue team from WAP arrived on Barbuda to look for stranded animals, Williams knew what he had to do.

The soldier said to us, Hey, since youre bringing back animals, we have this little kitten and shes pro...

07:03

Air Travel Exposes You to Radiation, But What are the Actual Health Risks? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at IFL Science. This past April, business traveler Tom Stuker became the worlds most frequent flyer, logging 18,000,000 miles of air travel on United Airlines over the last 14 years. Thats a lot of time up in the air. If Stukers traveling behaviors are...

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CAPE seems to be effective agent and may be related to its potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and action as an Nrf2 activator. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 2017 Sep ;54:80-92. Epub 2017 Jun 28. PMID: 28704754 Abstract Title:  Metabolomics study of cadmium-induced diabetic nephropathy and protective effect of caffeic acid phenethyl ester using UPLC-Q-TOF-MS combined with pattern recognition. Abstract:  Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the most severe complication of diabetes and multiple factors are involved in the pathogenesis of DN. Among them, cadmium (Cd) acts as a risk factor inducing the occurrence of DN. The present study focused on investigating the protective role of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), an active component of propolis from honeybee hives, against Cd-induced DN in mice based on ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q-TOF-MS)and pattern recognition. Serum and urine biochemical indexes were detected and histopathological observation has been done to evaluate the damage of Cd on animals. Moreover, the global serum profiles of different groups were distinguished by UPLC-Q-TOF-MS and principal component analysis (PCA) were applied for group differentiation and marker selection. Moreover, the influence of Cd on the oxidative status in DN mice were also evaluated by assessing the parameters of oxidative stress, proinflammatory cytokines and antioxidant competence. As shown in the scores plots, the distinct clustering among controls, DN and CAPE groups were observed, significant changes in serum levels of LysoPC(18:1(11Z)), 2,3-dinor-8-iso-PGF2a, PS(18:1(9Z)/18:1(9Z)), DG(17:0/22:4 (7Z,10Z, 13Z, 16Z)/0:0) and Arachidonic acid(AA) were noted and identified as potential biomarkers, the effect of CAPE reverted them back to near normalcy. Further, It was observed a significant improvement in lipid peroxides (LPO) and protein carbonyls (PCO) levels in Cd-induced DN kidneys along with a significant decline in superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and reduced glutathione (GSH) levels, however, CAPE relieved these changes. In conclusion, the study suggested that the pathogenesis of DN caused by Cd probably owes to the perturbations of lipid metabolism and AA metabolism; CAPE seems to be effective agent and may be related to its potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and action as an Nrf2 activator.

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06:57

FDA Approves Installation of Reverse Feeding Tubes for People Who Eat Too Much "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at IFL Science. Being morbidly obese is incredibly damaging to your health. For some people though, dieting and exercise are simply not enough. For these people, they may need to go under the knife to either receive bariatric surgery or, as the...

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06:49

Most Digestive Problems Could Be Solved by Eating These Foods Regularly "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at Doctors Health Press. Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed*** and may vary from person to person***. Its amazing how much has changed in understanding the inner workings of the human body over the last few years. And with every passing day, there...

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06:47

Caffeic acid phenethyl ester can ameliorate on insulin resistance through modulation of JNK and NF-B signalling pathway in mice and HepG2 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Agric Food Chem. 2017 Aug 11. Epub 2017 Aug 11. PMID: 28799756 Abstract Title:  Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (Propolis Extract) Ameliorates Insulin Resistance by Inhibiting JNK and NF-B Inflammatory Pathways in Diabetic Mice and HepG2 Cells Models. Abstract:  Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), extracted from propolis, was evaluated the ameliorative effects on insulin resistance and identified the mechanisms, using noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) model mice and insulin resistance (IR) model cells. After 5-week of CAPE supplementation, insulin sensitivity, hyperlipidemia, and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor- (PPAR-) levels were improved in mice. Pro-inflammatory cytokines in serum and the expressions of tumour necrosis factor- alpha (TNF-) mRNA in tissues were markedly down-regulated from CAPE-treated mice. In vitro, CAPE supplement significantly improved glucose consumption, glucose uptake, glycogen content, and oxidative stress and decreased expression of glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) mRNA in cells. Both in vivo and vitro, CAPE enhanced p-Akt (Ser473) and p-insulin receptor substrate (IRS)-1 (Tyr612), but inhibited p-JNK (Thr183/Tyr185), p-NF-B p65 (Ser536) and nuclear translocation ofp-NF-B p65 (Ser536). In summary, CAPE can ameliorate on insulin resistance through modulation of JNK and NF-B signaling pathway in mice and HepG2 cells.

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06:45

Book Lovers Remodel Brooklyn Home as a Secret Playground for Their Two Shy Cats "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Architecture for Cats by BFDO Architects

People who live with cats know that their furry friends are the ones that truly rule the householdthe humans are simply guests. Many folks are happy with this arrangement, and they go as far as to accommodate their favorite felines with elaborate scratchers and toys; however, one couple in Brooklyn took it a step further and made their abode into a true cat house. Combining their desire to please their two shy but inquisitive cats with a passion for literature, the House for Booklovers and Cats was born, designed by BFDO Architects.

The entire house got an interior face lift. One of the biggest changes was to the first floor living space. At 20 feet by 50 feet, its a sizable area that now includes bookshelves created with cats in mind. The structure lines one wall of the room and feature steps for the kitties to easily access the top and observe their kingdom below. Additionally, there are trap doors that make it easier than ever for them to escape to another room. From the top of the elongated shelves, the cats can hop into the second floor.

The timid felines are certainly happy with the new space, and there are many perks for the humans as well. Other unique elements also pertain to shelving, one of which was designed by the owner, who is an artist. Its an inset wall shelf (guarded by another trap door) that contains a diorama of a living room. The special nook is accompanied by other recessed areas that hold small collections of objects.

Although this home was built with cats in mind, there are some spaces that are off limits from fur. In the basement, its a cat free zone. Part workout space and part guest suite, the area has access to the yard out back and is an inviting place for visitors to stay.

BFDO Architects have created the perfect cat house that humans will enjoy, too.

Architecture for Cats by BFDO Architects

The book shelf on the first floor is made for cats to watch the world below

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06:44

German Doctor Links Nano-aluminum, Glyphosate and Parasites to Chronic Disease Develops Healing Protocol "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt of Sophia Health Institute. Image source.

Nano-Aluminum, Glyphosate, and the Life Saving Work of Parasites

by John P. Thomas
Health Impact News

The bodies of Americans are saturated with very high levels of nano-aluminum. This provides ideal conditions for severe parasite infestation. These burdens are making us a country of chronically ill and cognitively impaired people.

This is part two of a series on nanotechnology and its effect on human health.

In the first article, I provided an overview of the safety concerns associated with manmade nanotechnology, and identified nano-aluminum as a serious threat to our health. The lack of safety studies on most forms of nanotechnology makes it hard to assess and rank the long-term risks posed by the thousands of nanosized ingredients that are being used in food, cosmetics, consumer products, and industry/military applications. However, evidence is pointing to nano-aluminum as being an extremely dangerous nanotechnology.

The sickest people have the highest levels of nano-aluminum and parasites in their bodies, and when they are helped to detox their aluminum and control their parasites, they begin to heal from chronic illness. The presence of nano-aluminum goes hand-in-hand with the presence of parasites. Lets start examining this relationship by looking at nano-aluminum.

The presence of nano-aluminum in our bodies cannot be measured through conventional lab tests. It requires sophisticated electron microscopic examination of samples, which strangely is not available in the United States. A doctor cant just order a nano-aluminum test to check your status, because U.S. labs arent able or arent permitted to do this test.

Please use this link to read the first article in this series:

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06:44

Dog Found Alive In Rubble After Deadly Mexico City Earthquake "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The ground had barely stopped shaking from the powerful earthquake that rocked Mexico City on Tuesday before rescue efforts were underway. Many buildings had toppled during the 7.1 magnitude quake, sparking a hurried search for survivors amidst the rubble.  

But while the death toll sadly continues to rise, scenes of hope have emerged that show the dedication of those countless volunteers who've stepped in to help both human and animal victims alike.

Credit: Twitter/@Dia0_Noticias

One poignant rescue after the earthquake is quickly going viral. Digging through the remnants of one collapsed building on Tuesday, emergency crews happened upon a dog who'd been trapped beneath the debris confused and frightened, but miraculously still alive.

Footage shows the pup carefully lifted out of the ruins, tenderly being pet by those who had just saved her. And as she's revealed to the crowd of volunteers below, appearing to have survived without obvious injury, they burst into applause.

The status of the dog's family is unclear, but her survival in that moment clearly bolstered hopes that they, and others trapped throughout the city, too would be found alive.

Elsewhere, other scenes of solidarity have been carrying out as strangers come to the aid of pets displaced by the earthquake. A forum has been established on Twitter for people whose pets are missing, and for those who've taken in lost pets for safekeeping.

But while many dogs are being rescued, some are actually doing the saving. One search and rescue dog, named Titan, has reportedly led to the safe recovery of 21 people who had been trapped alive beneath rubble and his work is only just beginnning.
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06:40

Propolis, caffeic acid phenethyl ester, and pollen have beneficial effects on renal injury in hypertensive rats. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Cell Biochem Funct. 2017 Aug ;35(6):304-314. Epub 2017 Aug 22. PMID: 28833317 Abstract Title:  Effects of propolis, caffeic acid phenethyl ester, and pollen on renal injury in hypertensive rat: An experimental and theoretical approach. Abstract:  The objective of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant effects of propolis, caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE; active compound in propolis), and pollen on biochemical oxidative stress biomarkers in rat kidney tissue inhibited by N() -nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME). The biomarkers evaluated were paraoxonase (PON1), oxidative stress index (OSI), total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS), asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-B). TAS levels and PON1 activity were significantly decreased in kidney tissue samples in the L-NAME-treated group (P 

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06:35

Two Tool Coffee Table "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

You read that right!!! We built this coffee table with only TWO tools: Our 18-volt miter saw and our 18 gauge brad nailer! So we are calling this coffee table Table for Two! Not only is this a two-tool project, we also built it with only 13 14 boards, which means we spent about $65 {...Read More...}

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06:33

GaiaTV is NOT an Authority! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Teresa YanarosTeresa discusses authority and the conscious progression of refining belief systems and vetting information.
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06:30

How Project Brutal Kangaroo Gives the CIA Access to Closed Networks "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Hacking has been a problem for computer users at least since the beginning of the Internet. The practice has evolved from crimes committed by people toiling away in their basements

06:30

Climate Justice Forum: Tar Sands Pipeline Valve Turners Conversation with Wen Stephenson, Spokane Train Blockader Hearings, Second Lake Rail Bridge Equipment Removal, Smoldering Montana Coal Train Spill 9-20-17 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features a webcast conversation among the tar sands pipeline valve turners and independent author and activist Wen Stephenson, discussing their climate direct action motivated by hope and doom.  We also cover upcoming court hearings of coal and oil train blockader George Taylor in Spokane, equipment removal from the second, Lake Pend Oreille, rail bridge, pile load test site near Sandpoint, and smoldering, uncleared coal at the August 13, Clark Fork River, coal train derailment and spill site in Montana.  Broadcast for five and a half years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, community resistance to fossil fuel projects, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.


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06:21

Aquaculture sector loses $1 billion a year to outbreaks of tiny crustaceans infesting and devouring fish farmed for human consumption "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Right now, wholesale prices of salmon are 50 percent higher than they were last year, due in part to a surge in parasitic sea lice. And this infestation is threatening to disrupt cultures that count salmon farming as a way of life. The tiny lice are actually little crustaceans that attach themselves to salmon and feed on

06:18

How to Easily Make Photo Selects with a Client Using Lightroom Web "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Youve always been able to do selects from Lightroom on the Web, but until now you needed an Adobe ID. Convincing a client or model to sign up for an Adobe ID can be a challenge. Now they can authenticate using either Facebook or Google, making the process much simpler for everyone. If you are already using collections, youre halfway there!

Photos in a collection

If you havent been syncing with Lightroom Mobile or have no idea what collections are, lets take a look.

Select your photos and choose Create Collection Give your collection a name. Make sure you Include Selected Photos

Now were going to head to lightroom.adobe.com and find your collection.

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06:18

Celebrating Dolores "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Dolores Huerta

At age 87, political activist Dolores Huerta is getting some long-overdue recognition for the central role she's played in the farmworker movement for years. It's a role well worth celebrating.

The documentary film Dolores, produced by director Peter Bratt, is now in theaters. The film puts Huerta's decades of organizing front and center where it should be, rather than portraying her as a "sidekick" of Cesar Chavez, as too many narratives have. 

We learn, for example, that it was actually Huerta that coined the phrase Si se puede!, which has long been the rallying cry for the farmworker movement. The English translation also became the slogan for President Obama's presidential campaign in 2008; he rightly acknowledged this when he awarded Huerta the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

Fighting for farmworkers

Though it's not highlighted in the movie, Huerta has long been concerned about the impacts of pesticides on farmworkers, particularly women and children. As she noted in a recent interview:

  The pesticides in the fields really affect women even more than they do men. They affect children...we have had so many women that have cancer...

06:16

Russia Warns Atlantis Is Rising Again, Under The Very Heart Of America "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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A truly massive, and mind-bending report circulating in the Kremlin today issued by the System of Forward-looking Military Research and Development (SFLMRD) branch of the Ministery of Defense (MoD) is warning that a new threat to the national security of the Federation has been detected in the very heartland of the United Statesthat they describe as an ancient crystalline structure made/created by a race of giants who lived on the island of Atlantisand which is now attempting to rise again to the surface of our Earth. 
Source: By: Sorcha Faal 
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com

06:15

Caffeic acid phenethyl ester reduces ischemia-induced kidney mitochondrial injury in rats. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017 ;2017:1697018. Epub 2017 Aug 13. PMID: 28883899 Abstract Title:  Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester Reduces Ischemia-Induced Kidney Mitochondrial Injury in Rats. Abstract:  During partial nephrectomy, the avoidance of ischemic renal damage is extremely important as duration of renal artery clamping (i.e., ischemia) influences postoperative kidney function. Mitochondria (main producer of ATP in the cell) are very sensitive to ischemia and undergo damage during oxidative stress. Finding of a compound which diminishes ischemic injury to kidney is of great importance. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), biologically active compound of propolis, might be one of the promising therapeutic agents against ischemia-caused damage. Despite wide range of biological activities of CAPE, detailed biochemical mechanisms of its action at the level of mitochondria during ischemia are poorly described and need to be investigated. We investigated if CAPE (22mg/kg and 34mg/kg, injected intraperitoneally) has protective effects against short (20min) and longer time (40min) rat kidney ischemia in an in vitro ischemia model. CAPE ameliorates in part ischemia-induced renal mitochondrial injury, improves oxidative phosphorylation with complex I-dependent substrate glutamate/malate, increases Ca(2+) uptake by mitochondria, blocks ischemia-induced caspase-3 activation, and protects kidney cells from ischemia-induced necrosis. The protective effects on mitochondrial respiration rates were seen after shorter (20min) time of ischemia whereasreduction of apotosis and necrosis and increase in Ca(2+) uptake were revealed after both, shorter and longer time of ischemia.

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06:03

Meek Does Not Mean Weak ... Be Who You Are! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Jeremy McDonald) Life is a blessing even the people that do not see the world how you see it! Don't throw your pearls to swine because they are your pearls of wisdom! You have earned them! Stay strong in what you know to be true and be willing to learn and gain new wisdom.

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06:00

New Survey Shows Just How Hard It Is To Make Ends Meet: Half Of People Need Credit Cards Just To Make It To Their Next Payday "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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A new survey was done in the United Kingdom and it shows just how hard it is for young people to survive paycheck to paycheck. Almost half of those surveyed admitted to needing credit to make ends meet until they get paid again.

More than half of young women have to borrow to make their funds last to the end of the month, highlighting the impact of stagnating wages, insecure work, and rising prices like taxation on millennials. A survey of 4,000 people aged 18-30 shows that 51% of young women and 45% of young men regularly use credit to stretch their finances until payday. The report also found that a quarter of these young people in the UK are constantly in debt.

When asked how they borrow to make ends meet, one in five claimed they used overdraft credit or borrowed from family members. The next most common form of borrowing was the use of credit cards. The Young Womens Trust, which commissioned the representative sample of young people, said many of those questioned in the survey also worked extra hours or skipped meals to make their cash stretch to the end of the month.

The survey was conducted after a growing number of people began asking for help from debt charities with personal debts and monthly bills. The debt charity StepChange said it was concerned about a steep increase in the number of under-40s and renters who were struggling to make ends meet. This adds to the trend for low-income families to rely on credit to buy essential items. This debt epidemic is not likely to go away either, with the added burden of regulations and taxation on personal income, it isnt a surprise t...

New Survey Shows Just How Hard It Is To Make Ends Meet: Half Of People Need Credit Cards Just To Make It To Their Next Payday "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

creditcard

A new survey was done in the United Kingdom and it shows just how hard it is for young people to survive paycheck to paycheck. Almost half of those surveyed admitted to needing credit to make ends meet until they get paid again.

More than half of young women have to borrow to make their funds last to the end of the month, highlighting the impact of stagnating wages, insecure work, and rising prices like taxation on millennials. A survey of 4,000 people aged 18-30 shows that 51% of young women and 45% of young men regularly use credit to stretch their finances until payday. The report also found that a quarter of these young people in the UK are constantly in debt.

When asked how they borrow to make ends meet, one in five claimed they used overdraft credit or borrowed from family members. The next most common form of borrowing was the use of credit cards. The Young Womens Trust, which commissioned the representative sample of young people, said many of those questioned in the survey also worked extra hours or skipped meals to make their cash stretch to the end of the month.

The survey was conducted after a growing number of people began asking for help from debt charities with personal debts and monthly bills. The debt charity StepChange said it was concerned about a steep increase in the number of under-40s and renters who were struggling to make ends meet. This adds to the trend for low-income families to rely on credit to buy essential items. This debt epidemic is not likely to go away either, with the added burden of regulations and taxation on personal income, it isnt a surprise that people have begun to struggle financially.

Even if a credit company forgives a debt, in the United States, the IRS will demand t...

05:51

30 km Long Art Project for Train Passengers in the German Countryside is Wonderful "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 

The art project Bewegtes Land transforms Germanys Saale valley into a 30 kilometer long stage, entertaining passengers in passing trains. Some 500 residents and volunteers take part along the Jena-Naumburg route.

 

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05:46

Autumn, a time to harvest magical and medicinal herbs "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

TWH Autumn celebrations are often designated as times to reap what you sow and for many Pagans, Heathens, and Witches that means harvest time for plants with both magical and medicinal purposes.

The Wild Hunt spoke with both amateur and professional herbalists to see whats their favorite plant to grow and whats an easy, beneficial plant for a beginner to grow.

Calendula [Pixabay].

Medicinal Herbs

Musician Bonnie Hanna-Powers says she grows calendula in her garden. She says its easy to grow but does prefer good soil.

This year I grew my plants from transplants, in one garden, and from direct sowing the seeds in another, says Ms. Hanna-Powers. She says that she had better luck with transplants than the seeds.

After harvesting the flowers, she dries them on a screen in a well ventilated room. Then incorporates them into topical skin preparations. Its a good all around skin herb because of it anti-bacterial and wound healing properties, says Hanna-Powers.

She also enjoys the smell. It gives any preparation a pleasant, homey scent. It also makes a beautiful flower for the cutting garden.

Author Chas Clifton grows cannabis. Its legal in Colorado to grow, and he says that CBD oil is available even at places like farmers markets. Clifton is interested in growing specific varieties for higher levels of CBD and to mix with other herbs like henbane and datura.

I grow henbane for use as an entheogen, sometimes mixed with cannabis, says Mr. Clifton.

He notes that author Dennis McKenna wrote in his memoir The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss that datura is a hallucinogen, but not a psychedelic. I am still trying to decide if he is right or not, but cautiously, says Clifton.

However, Clifton says that he is increasingly turning toward native, tougher plants like nettles. He cooks with them and also uses the roots to make a tonic that he says is good for male urinary systems.

Philadelphia Witch Karen Bruhin says she doesnt have the gardening space that rural and suburban Witches enjoy. Her go to plants are horehound and chamomile.

She says both plants are easy to grow, with the chamomile reseeding itself and the horehound spreading like a mint plant.

For the horehound I simply wash it and use it in a homemade simple syrup for cough medicine, says Ms. Bruhin. The chamomile, on the other hand, is washed, drie...

05:43

Caffeic acid might be a promising alternative to ameliorate a wide spectrum of disorders due to its complex mechanisms of action. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biofactors. 2017 Jul 28. Epub 2017 Jul 28. PMID: 28753257 Abstract Title:  Caffeic acid attenuates the inflammatory stress induced by glycated LDL in human endothelial cells by mechanisms involving inhibition of AGE-receptor, oxidative, and endoplasmic reticulum stress. Abstract:  Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a worldwide epidemic and its atherosclerotic complications determine the high morbidity and mortality of diabetic patients. Caffeic acid (CAF), a phenolic acid present in normal diets, is known for its antioxidant properties. The aim of this study was to investigate CAF's anti-inflammatory properties and its mechanism of action, using cultured human endothelial cells (HEC) incubated with glycated low-density lipoproteins (gLDL). Levels of the receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE), inflammatory stress markers (C reactive protein, CRP; vascular cell adhesion molecule-1, VCAM-1; monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, MCP-1), and oxidative stress and endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) markers were evaluated in gLDL-exposed HEC, in the presence/absence of CAF. RAGE silencing or blocking, specific inhibitors for oxidative stress (apocynin, N-acetyl-cysteine), and ERS (salubrinal) were used. The results showed that: (i) gLDL induced CRP synthesis and secretion through mechanisms involving NADPH oxidase-dependent oxidative stress and ERS in HEC; (ii) gLDL-RAGE interaction, oxidative stress, and ERS stimulated the secretion of VCAM-1 and MCP-1 in HEC; and (iii) CAF reduced the secretion of CRP, VCAM-1, and MCP-1 in gLDL-exposed HEC by inhibiting RAGE expression, oxidative stress, and ERS. In conclusion, CAF might be a promising alternative to ameliorate a wide spectrum of disorders due to its complex mechanisms of action resulting in anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. 2017 BioFactors, 2017.

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05:43

Their gender has everything (and nothing whatsoever) to do with what made the Slits so great "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Typical girls?

Everyone has somethingthat ONE THINGfrom their youth that they wish they had kept and still had today. Mine? The most regrettable thing Ive ever loved and lost? A nearly lifesize cardboard cutout standee advertising the Cut album by the Slits. All three of them, covered in...

05:42

Marjoram Essential Oil Benefits Sleep, Blood Pressure, Bladder, Gut "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Marjoram essential oil has long been used as a traditional medicine. According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite, goddess of love, once used it as a love potion. Today, the sweet marjoram oil uses and potential healing properties are shared worldwide in commercial products like soaps, shampoos, and creams. Marjoram oil is extracted from the leaves of the perennial plant, Origanum majorana, and is used to treat various ailments orally, topically, and via inhalation.

What is marjoram essential oil used for health-wise? Its primary use is for calming nerves. It also may be used for promoting good blood circulation, lowering blood pressure, alleviating pain, reducing inflammation, and settling digestive problems.

The chemical composition of marjoram essential oil includes the powerful terpinolene, a-terpinene, y-terpinene, terpinen-4-o1, linalyl acetate, p-cymene, sabinene, cis-sabinene hydrate, and linalool.

Nutritionally, two tablespoons of marjoram oil offer the following recommended daily allowances (RDA):

  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Vitamin C 3.5%
  • Iron 18%                                                                                                

Healing Properties of Marjoram Essential Oil

1. Pain Relief

As an analgesic, marjoram essential oil works to al...

05:33

Apocynin has a protective role in a rat model of traumatic brain injury. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Neurochem Res. 2017 Aug 7. Epub 2017 Aug 7. PMID: 28786047 Abstract Title:  Protective Role of Apocynin via Suppression of Neuronal Autophagy and TLR4/NF-B Signaling Pathway in a Rat Model of Traumatic Brain Injury. Abstract:  Neuronal autophagy and inflammatory responses are important in the pathogenesis of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) may play an important role in the related molecular cascade. The present study investigated the protective effect of apocynin, an inhibitor of NADPH oxidase, in a TBI rat model and further examined neuronal autophagy and the TLR4-mediated pathway. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to controlled cortical impact injury and intraperitoneally injected with apocynin (50 mg/kg) immediately after the trauma. In addition to motor and behavioral studies, brain water content and histology analyses were performed. Expression of autophagy-related proteins as well as TLR4/NF-B signaling and inflammatory mediators was analyzed. The apocynin treatment significantly attenuated TBI-induced motor and behavioral impairment, brain edema and neuronal damage in rats. Immunohistochemical and Western blot analyses revealed that apocynin treatment significantly reduced the expression of NOX2, LC3 and Beclin1 in the hippocampus at 12-48 h after injury. Double immunolabelingdemonstrated that apocynin decreased the co-localization of LC3 or TLR4-positive cells with hippocampal neurons at 24 h following TBI. In addition, CD11b (microglial marker) and GFAP (astrocyte marker)-immunopositive cells were also clearly decreased in hippocampal tissues. Meanwhile, protein levels of TLR4, NF-B p65, TNF- and IL-1 were found to be significantly downregulated by Western blot analysis. In conclusion, our findings indicate that the protective effects of apocynin may be related to modulation of neuronal autophagy and the TLR4/NF-B signaling pathway.

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05:33

The Print Legacy of Louise Bourgeois Unfolds at MoMA "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Installation view of <em>Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait</em> at the Museum of Modern ArtInstallation view of Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait at the Museum of Modern Art

Louise Bourgeois remains best known for her spider sculptures, cell installations, and uncanny sewn figures, but print- and book-making sustained her practice for decades. Beginning with tightly composed, precise, and Surrealist-inspired etchings and engravings in the 1940s, through the illustrated books and fabric prints she created in the ensuing decades, to the airy and virtually abstract drypoint prints and etchings she created in the last decade of her life, the printing process enabled her to work through and develop some of the core themes and symbols of her career.

The Museum of Modern Art owns about 3,000 printed works by Bourgeois, and a selection of 265 of them are on view in the new exhibition Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, alongside contextualizing drawings, paintings, sculptures, and, naturally, a couple of bronze spiders.

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05:32

Trump Judicial Nominee: Transgender Kids Are Part Of Satans Plan "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Dangerous religious extremist: Federal judicial nominee claims gay marriage leads to bestiality, and transgender children are evidence of Satans plan. Jeff Mateer, Trumps nominee to be a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman division, is a dangerous religious extremist who rejects the separation of church and state. []

05:30

Ridley Scott Walks You Through His Favorite Scene from Blade Runner "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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The opening Voight-Kampff test that turns explosive, the flight over the high-rise rooftops and past the tower-side video geisha of 2019 Los Angeles, Roy Batty's dying monologue on the rainy rooftop, Deckard picking up Gaff's origami unicorn: like any other movie meriting classic status, Blade Runner less possesses memorable scenes than comprises nothing but memorable scenes. Fans have, of course, argued for their favorites, and if you have one yourself you can now compare your judgment against that of the film's director Ridley Scott, who talks about which Blade Runner scene he holds in highest esteem in the new video from Wired above.

Scott picks the scene when Deckard, Harrison Ford's hunter of the artificial human beings known as replicants, visits the offices of the colossal Tyrell Corporation that invented them and interviews an immaculately put-together young lady, almost a vision out of film noir, named Rachael.




But that's no lady that's a replicant, at least according to the Voight-Kampff gear he breaks out and sets up for the procedure. "To Rick Deckard, it's just a job," says Scott. "He appears to be oblivious to the beauty and is unimpressed by what he sees. At the end of it, he says, 'How can it now know what it is?' He calls her 'it.' So obviously she's a race apart."

But how to signal that to the audience, showing without telling? Scott speaks of modeling Rachael after Hedy Lamarr, the Austrian-born star from the golden age of Hollywood "who had a severity which was spectacular." Still working at a time in cinema when "digital doesn't have...

05:24

Cryptocurrencies for Preppers: Investing in Cryptos for Self-Reliance "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Intro: What is Cryptocurrency? Most of you have probably heard of Bitcoin and the concept of cryptocurrency, or cryptos. But if youre like most people, beyond the fact that its some kind of new digital money that a handful of tech wizards somehow got rich off of, you probably dont know a whole lot beyond. . . Read More

05:22

7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico CityHow we can Help. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Exactly 32 years later, on the anniversary of that deadly earthquake, a new tragedy has struck the city. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook the capital this September 19; the death toll is still rising, 40 buildings have collapsed around the city, and videos of

05:20

Scared Little Chimp Relaxes As Soon As Rescuer Puts His Arm Around Him "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When a tiny baby chimp arrived at a sanctuary in Cameroon, he wouldn't let anyone touch him.

That's because he'd already seen some of the worst things people can do to creatures like him. Now known as Farah, the 10-month-old chimp was confiscated from a man who was carrying him around in a bag, trying to sell him as a pet. 

It was later revealed that the man had killed Farah's mother himself. 

Credit: LAGA

The moment his mom died, Farah's life would never be the way it would have been in the wild. He was kept in the man's house, chained up, until authorities confiscated him. 

Credit: Ian Bickerstaff

He had no reason to trust people, but this time they were there to help. Rescuers from Ape Action Africa brought little Farah to their sanctuary for displaced animals like him.

Credit: Ian Bickerstaff

"He was exhausted and very distressed, so he was given food and water, then quickly settled into our infant nursery with caregiver Romain for some rest," the organization wrote on Facebook. "Tired, hungry and anxious, its no wonder that little Farah refused to trust our manager when he tried to lift him from the back of the car. Or later when our director, Rachel, tried to smooth the blanket around him for sleeping. This is the cost of the illegal pet trade."
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05:15

The Value of Old Textbooks "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest post by David Middleton Back in my early days of debating climate change on the Internet, I ran across this New York Times article: From a Rapt Audience, a Call to Cool the Hype By WILLIAM J. BROADMARCH 13, 2007 Hollywood has a thing for Al Gore and his three-alarm film on global warming,

05:15

France Offers U.S. Scientists 4-Year Grants to Study Global Warming After Paris Agreement Withdrawal "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

After the United States' June 1 withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreementan international pact acknowledging the threat of global warminggovernments and citizens around the globe were up in arms. But in France, they are taking concrete action to ensure that American scientists, teachers, and researchers have a place to go and continue the fight against climate change.

The Make Our Planet Great Again initiative offers four-year grants to researchers, students, and teachers looking to further their studies or instruction in the field. In addition to the fully funded grant to private citizens, businesses and NGOs are encouraged to apply for government funding.

According to the website, which also provides information about obtaining a work visa and residency permit, you will be able to stay in France at least for the duration of the grant, and longer if you are granted a permanent position. There is no restriction on your husband/wife working in France. If you have children, note that French public schools are free, and the tuition fees of universities and grandes coles' are very low compared to the American system.

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French President Emmanuel Macron and American President Donald Trump in Paris, July 2017. (Photo: U.S. Embassy France

Since President Emmanuel Macron won the French elections in May, he's made a point to make American scientists who feel alienated by the Trump administr...

05:09

Asteroid 2017 SR2 to flyby Earth at 0.24 LD on September 20, second of the day "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 SR2 will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.24 LD (~92 160 km / 57 265 miles) at 20:29 UTC on September 20, 2017. This is the second known near-Earth asteroid to flyby Earth at a distance of 1 LD today, the third...... Read more

Asteroid 2017 SM2 flew past Earth at 0.81 LD on September 20 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 SM2 flew past Earth at 0.81 LD (~311 040 km / 193 271 miles) on September 20, 2017. This is the 30th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 LD since the start of the year and the second within the past 7 days, according to...... Read more

Bright green fireball recorded over Montgomery, Alabama "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A bright green fireball was recorded above Montgomery, Alabama around 08:00 UTC (03:00 CDT) on September 19, 2017. The event lasted between 1 and 2 seconds and was recorded by a security camera. At this time, the American Meteor Society has no reports about this...... Read more

05:08

This Short Film Was Lit Entirely with Drone Lights "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Using drones to illuminate scenes and subjects using flashes and powerful LED lights is a new trend made possible by the emergence of affordable and intelligent consumer drones. If youd like to see what the latest experimentation is producing, check out the 2.5-minute short film above, titled mmoires. It was lit entirely with drone lights.

I think its this is an absolutely revolutionary way of film lighting both in a creative and technical sense allowing for both very traditional (big crew) setup with a very tiny crew and also creating some surreal, nearly painterly lighting effects that I havent seen before cinematographer Tim Sessler of BROOKLYN AERIALS tells PetaPixel.

Last year, Sessler and his crew shot the worlds first drone video to use the dolly zoom (AKA the Vertigo effect) to create a mind-bending video.

For this latest project, there was one major challenge the team had to overcome.

Because the light was hard mounted, all drone movements would translate into the light, Sessler writes. While flying, this usually isnt a huge issue (it is less noticeable), in a stationary shot every little movement of the drone (compensation for wind) would result in a shift of the light beam and become very noticeable.

To overcome this, the crew mounted multiple 100W LED chips onto MoVI stabilization systems to keep the light beams stable while the drones moved around in the air.

They ended up building three lights: a 900W floodlight supported...

05:06

Europe A Thirst For Punishment "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Poor Europe: today as before, a stench of carrion rises from it, its past adheres to its present like a leprous mold.

05:05

Joint Report by Stellar and Luxembourg Fintech Platform: Approach ICOs with Caution "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Joint Report by Stellar and Luxembourg Fintech Platform: Approach ICOs with Caution

 Stellar, a nonprofit decentralized financial network, and the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT), the countrys dedicated fintech platform, have published a joint report on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).

According to the report, organizations have raised over $1.8 billion through ICOs since January 2017. As this popular new fundraising method provides a simple and fast method to acquire serious funding, there has been tremendous momentum growing around ICO launches among new businesses in the blockchain industry, the report said.

On the other hand, the report also detailed that there are high risks associated with ICO investments. Since there is still a lack of regulation and control surrounding the industry, Stellar and LHoFT compared the current ICO sphere to the Wild West a term that has become rather popular of late in reference to ICOs.

ICOs raise issues for consumer protection, combating money laundering, and other regulatory compliance goals. Complications may arise from several sources, including the mechanism through which ICOs are conducted, the teams spearheading ICOs, the identities of contributors to ICOs, the quantity of money that is raised, the validity of ICOs technology and processes, marketing claims, and the impact that ICOs have on the greater cryptocurrency markets. All these factors must be scrutinized so that the heralded benefits of ICOs are balanced against market and legal risks as the model matures and gains broader acceptance, the report states.

LHoFT and Stellar addressed both the upsides and the downsides of ICO fundraising. Organizations launching ICOs benefit from a built-in customer base, a committed group of customers that will stay with the product or service until it officially launches. Furthermore, according to the report, the fundraising method has positive effects on the network, can target global investors (or donors) in a non-discriminatory manner while providing a fast and easy fundraising mechanism. Additionally, retail investors are keen on participating in ICOs, and open-source projects can benefit from the fundraising method too.

Similarly, investors can benefit from the high liquidity of the tokens (sold during ICOs), in addition to being able to sell them through cryptocurrency exchanges or over-the-counter (OTC) transactions, which would allow the investors to transfer the tokens easily without the authorization of the token issuer (the organization launching the ICO)....

05:05

Inspired by 'blasphemy killer', new Pakistani party eyes 2018 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Inspired by 'blasphemy killer', new Pakistani party eyes 2018 vote | Reuters: The Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan party, which won more than 7,000 votes at a weekend by-election, was born out of a protest movement supporting Mumtaz Qadri, a bodyguard of the governor of Punjab province who gunned down his boss in 2011 over his call to reform strict blasphemy laws.

Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik waved photos of Qadri, who became an icon for Muslim hardliners after his execution last year, at campaign rallies in the eastern city of Lahore, where it won 6 percent of the vote in a contest for the seat vacated by ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

05:05

New Study: Magnesium Found to Treat Depression Better Than Antidepressant Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: New Study: Magnesium Found to Treat Depression Better Than Antidepressant Drugs For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

A breakthrough nutritional study conducted at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and published in PLoS ONE has found that just 248mg of magnesium per day leads to an astounding reversal of depression symptoms in study subjects. New clinical research results show magnesium is effective at addressing symptoms and is safer []

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05:00

CFTC Commissioner: Blockchain Will Bring 'Sea Change' to Financial Markets "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The CFTC has named one of its leaders as the new sponsor for its technical advisory committee and he wants to see it work on blockchain issues.

04:51

Eat This Hillary! Wikileaks Julian Assange Drops Rare RUSSIAN Bombshell On Her Head "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


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04:43

North Korea threatens US with nuclear strike and miserable and final ruin "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

North Korea has threatened the US with a horrible nuclear strike and miserable and final ruin, saying that it is ready to destroy the enemies bases with a pre-emptive strike if they show any slight sign of provocation.  The DPRK [North Korea], which towered as the most powerful nuclear weapons state despite the unprecedented difficulties and trials, is not afraid of sanctions, pressure and war, the regime

said, as cited by North Koreas state-owned KCNA agency. Now Pyongyang is ready to destroy the enemies bases with its resolute and pre-emptive strike if they display any slight sign of provocation. In case the US opts for confrontation and war it will meet a horrible nuclear strike and miserable and final ruin, North Korea said. Once again the North slammed the US for calling for a new round of reckless and ridiculous sanctions on the country. READ MORE

 

04:36

Shooting Boiling Water with a Macro Lens and Colored Lights "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Recently, Ive become interested in photographing boiling water in a glass tea kettle. It may sound boring and uninteresting, but with the right lighting, you can get some truly fascinating images.

It all began when I was boiling my tea water one day in January this year, and I happened to have my camera with a macro lens and a speedlight mounted, lying nearby. I decided to see what would happen if I photographed the boiling water in the glass teakettle, and I was very surprised by the results! It looked like melted metal, and the shapes were a lot more intricate and detailed than I would have expected.

When experimenting with this, I have gotten the best results when using a macro lens with a long focal length. I used my trusty Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro. You could probably get interesting photos with a non-macro lens, but you would likely have to do some cropping to take away the edges of the teakettle and the background, as you wouldnt be able to focus as closely.

I set the aperture to around f/6 or f/7 for the sharpest results, and I focus fairly close, but not all the way to 1:1 magnification. I make sure that the room is as dark as possible, as this gives the photos a calmer background.

I use either a normal speedlight mounted on the top of the camera or, for more interesting results, I use two speedlights with colored gels, placed at different angles towards the tea kettle. I used two...

04:35

How to Butcher an Entire Pig: Every Cut of Pork Explained "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 

Butcher and author Bryan Mayer shows Bon Appetit how to butcher an entire pig at Wyebrook Farm and explains every cut of pork. There are five sections of the pig that yield edible cuts: pork shoulder, pork belly, pork loin, pork butt (or ham), and the head.

From those sections, the butcher can offer sausage, bacon, spare ribs, brisket, ribs, steaks, pork chops, pork cutlets, coppa, presa, secreto, and tenderloin.

If you found this video interesting and informative be sure to check out, Jason Yang Breaking Down Half a Cow and Explaining Every Cut of Meat in the Process.

Video produced by Bon Appetit

 

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04:35

Remembering Greg Escalante, a Gallerist and Friend to Artists "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Jon Swihart Greg Escalante: Selfie in Heaven (2017)

One of the illusions that we live by is that we can really know anybody else, and were often surprised by traits in people that we thought we knew very well.

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When the news began to spread, on the morning of September 8th, that gallerist Greg Escalante had died, the shock was resounding. A much-loved figure in the L.A art scene he was dapper, generous, and quick to smile Escalante once stood in the center of his Chinatown gallery during a crowded opening, handing a sharpie to anyone who wanted to draw on his white suit. This gesture was, among other things, a ritualized way of letting others into his life while empowering them to create. Recognizing, encouraging, and supporting the creativity of others was what Escalante lived for. His great reward in life was his circle of devoted friends, many of whom were artists.

Robbie Conal signs Gregs suit, (2016) (photo courtesy of Heidi Johnson / Hijinx PR)

Greg had more friends that loved him than anyone Ive ever known, says artist Jon Swihart. When public confirmation came from his brother, Joe Escalante, that Greg had taken his own life, the shock deepened, turned to sadness and generated a difficult question: How could such a beloved public figure a man who meant so much to so many have been in so much private pain?  The answer soon appeared in a Facebook tribute from his sister Mary Ann Escalante Nasser: My brother Greg was bipol...

04:32

Aluminum causes autism? Anti-vaccine Shaw and Tomljenovic again "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

Every morning I wake up with the vain hope that the vaccine deniers will give up on the thoroughly debunked vaccines-cause-autism tropes. And every morning Im disappointed. Todays trope is that vaccine aluminum causes autism. Despite the claims, there still is no evidence. Two of our favorite anti-vaccine shills, Christopher Shaw and Lucija Tomljenovic, have

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04:30

September 20: Daily Contrarian Reads "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Why The Future Of Cryptocurrency Is Not As It Seems In a day in which everyone, including the BIS, appears to be talking about cryptocurrencies after last weeks China-induced crash, here is one of the more insightful takes on the future of cryptocurrencies, and how thay fit into the existing/legacy fiat system, courtesy of the []

04:30

Why You Should Believe In Yourself and Your Dream "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Trust your dreams, your heart and your story.

What if Thomas Edison had the idea for the light bulb and thought it was ridiculous so didnt go ahead with it?

What if Henry Ford has the idea to put the world on wheels but didnt do it because no one had done it before?

What if Bishop T D Jakes had the idea of the ManPower Conference and he thought it wasnt possible?

Every single person has a unique gift to offer the world and that unique idea or dream that is in your heart no matter how small or how much you may think its not important, it really is.

We are literally, all the same, we are all human, the only difference is the people that take action and take a risk on their ideas.

Your idea could change your life.

You have genius in you.

You have greatness within you

You have something special within you.

Embrace who you are and what is in your heart.

Trust your dreams, your heart and your story.

All big things have been accomplished by men who stuck to their big ideas. Florence Scovel Shinn

Imagine lying in the bed in hospital, being on the death bed, and standing around you are the ideas, the dreams, the talents that have been given to you by the universe, the talents that you didnt develop the skills that you never did anything with, standing around you looking at you with large angry eyes saying We came to you! Only you could have given us life, now we have to die with you forever. What idea do you have right now that you could be acting on?

Experiment them all, its your life and its your journey. Try everything. Make it ok to fail.

Fasten your seat belt, you will experience some turbulence before you meet a comfortable altitude. Les brown

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04:27

Sept. 23 Prophecy Is an Embarrassment to Christians "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(By Ed Stetzer) Again, we must deal with fake news. Ive written on this numerous times before here and here and, undoubtedly, this wont be the last time. In this case, its making Christians look silly. Again. But there it is on the front page of Fox News, Christian dooms-dayers claim the world will end next week.  Its under the heading Science. When you click on it, the article headline proclaims, Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, Christian numerologists claim.

No, the world wont end on Sept. 23 and, Fox News, believe it or not, there is no such thing as a Christian numerologist.(And who are the other Christian numerologists in the headline, beyond the one quoted?) Every time end-of-the-world predictions resurface in the media, it is important that we ask ourselves, Is this helpful? Is peddling these falsehoods a good way to contribute to meaningful, helpful discussions about the end times? READ MORE

04:22

At Least 248 Dead Following 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake in Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Terribly heart-wrenching news is coming out of Mexico where at least 20 schoolchildren and hundreds of others were killed during collapses and explosions following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake. Reports indicate that at least 248 people have been killed by the earthquake which happened to occur on the anniversary of a major 1985 quake. The epicenter was located in Puebla which []

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04:21

Scientists begin editing embryos genes to study early human development "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

British scientists have used a genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the techniques ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development. The researchers said their experiments, using a technology that is the subject of fierce international debate because of fears that it could be used to create babies to order, will deepen

understanding of the biology of early human development. CRISPR/Cas9 can enable scientists to find and modify or replace genetic defects. Many describe it as game-changing. One way to find out what a gene does in the developing embryo is to see what happens when it isnt working, said Kathy Niakan, a stem cell scientists who led the research at Britains Francis Crick Institute. READ MORE

04:16

AC/DCs Back in Black Played on the Gayageum, a Korean Instrument Dating Back to the 6th Century "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Every now and again, we check in on what's happening in the musical world of Luna Lee--a musician who performs Western music on the Gayageum, a traditional Korean stringed instrument that dates back to the 6th century. Over the years, we've shown you her adaptations of Jimi Hendrixs Voodoo Chile; David Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World; Leonard Cohens Hallelujah; blues classics by John Lee Hooker, B.B. King & Muddy Waters; and Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb, Another Brick in the Wall & Great Gig in the Sky. To keep the tradition going, we bring you today Luna's take on AC/DC's 1980 classic, "Back in Black." Enjoy these four minutes of metalized Gayageum.

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04:15

Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico, Knocking Out All Power On The Island "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, is about to emerge off the northwest coast of Puerto Rico after becoming the islands strongest hurricane landfall since before the Great Depression, continuing to lash the island and the nearby Virgin Islands with destructive winds, flooding rain and storm surge.

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04:15

Powerful earthquake strikes Japan, 200 miles from Fukushima nuclear plant "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A huge earthquake has rattled the east coast of Japan just 200 miles from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The 6.2-magnitude tremor is believed to have struck Kamaishi, a city located in the region of Sanriku, which lies on the northeastern side of the island of Honshu. The quake has a depth of around 10km and struck at 2.37am local time, according to reports. In 2011, a 50ft tsunami sparked by an

earthquake in the Pacific caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The energy accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, in Fukushima, was initiated primarily by the giant wave following the Thoku earthquake March 11 2011. Immediately after the earthquake, the active reactors automatically shut down their sustained fission reactions. READ MORE

04:14

Crochet Tubes Kit and Pattern Testers Wanted! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

 
 
 

 
Ok. So this week seems to be all about requests and offers.
 
Those who have been here for a while know about the crochet tubes kits I've been hinting here and there and they are soon to be ready for sale. We've started a collaboration with a local yarn producer and their crochet yarn is incredible. I have been using it for ages and I am happy we can finally offer it along with our patterns.
 
The tube necklaces have been the second pattern we created eons ago and it has proven to be a best-seller. Although very simple in stitch, the necklaces are real head turners. Especially those made out of variegated yarn.
 
Which brings us to this - I need kit testers. ...

04:10

Just found a DEAL, on FleaBay, for a NEW to ME, Kenwood TS-480HX Radio... "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Just WON a bid on FleaBay, for a Kenwood TS-480HX 200 Watt 2-54Mhz Transceiver.... The guy stated he got this radio in a BOX, with a bunch of wires, Speaker, and T/R Unit, but NO Control Head, in the picture... So I figured that was why he was selling it CHEAP... Starting Bid was $200US , with $50US for shipping, and I Bid $300US... Figured without a Control Head, No one would bid more than that.... Well I got it for $256US so just a bit more than $300US with shipping... Now you gots to...

Just found a DEAL, on FleaBay, for a NEW to ME, Kenwood TS-480HX Radio...

04:09

Snapseed Gets New Photo Filters and a Facelift "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Unlike the previous version, Looks are now available to access straight from the main screen of the app. From there, you can then go ahead to apply a number of customized filters to your photos.

There are also 11 new presets created by the Snapseed team to give you completely different styles with a simple tap of the finger.

iOS users will soon benefit from a new Perspective tool, too. This will adjust skewed lines and perfect the geometry of horizons or buildings.

The update is available now to users on Google Play and the iTunes App Store.

(via Snapseed via...

04:00

Banks Are 'Afraid' of Bitcoin, Says Wealth Advisor "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

This wealth advisor believes banks are afraid of bitcoin, according to a new interview.

04:00

Touching Photo Of A Mother And Her Nurse Has Inspired Other Moms To Share Their Stories "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Childbirth, in all its raw emotion and beauty, would be close to impossible without a dedicated team of knowledgeable helpers. One mother who knows this to be true is Jill Krause.

The writer recently gave birth to her fourth child and thanks to Katie Lacer, has some beautiful images from the experience to recollect on. One of the images Krause is particularly fond of shows a postpartum nurse guiding her through some incredibly vulnerable moments.

Krause decided to post the image to Facebook, along with an eloquently-worded explanation which has resonated with thousands of mothers.

Krause wrote, Ill never forget the faces of the nurses who followed me into the bathroom after delivering each baby. That moment when I was so vulnerable, so tired, scared, shaky. My swollen belly deflating, and my modesty long gone. They treated me with such kindness and dignity. For me, these have been moments of empowerment and confirmation that I have a real village to help me, even if just for that little bit of time in a bathroom, on a toilet, while a kind nurse shows me how to put an ice pad on my mesh undies. This photo by my friend MommaKT Shoots just takes me right back. Like, I can smell the Dermaplast. Lets hear it for the nurses and the doulas and anyone else who shows us how to make ice pad underwear (or helps with that first shower post c-section!) <3

Within 24 hours, th...

04:00

Thunderstorm Blasts Radiation Everywhere After Turning Into Nuclear Reactor "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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When a thunderstorm rolled over the Japanese beach town of Uchinada early one December morning in 2015, residents had no idea what they were in for. Sometime after 5 am, a flash of lightning struck a wind turbine and incredible weather phenomena occurred.

While scientists expected the storm, they did not expect the perplexing outcome. The thunderstorm turned into a particle accelerator and blasted gamma radiation at the ground.

Scientists have observed so-called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes shooting upwards from the Earth into satellites since the early 1990s. But the 2015 flash was different because not only did it shoot down into the ground instead of up into space, but it confirmed a long-standing suspicion about these flashes by sending a barrage of neutrons into particle detectors a thousand feet away. According to the paper published in Geophysical Research Letters, this is groundbreaking. But that isnt all.

The flash was massive. The total fluence of gamma-rays at the ground was calculated to be approximately ~100,000 photons/cm2, much larger than the total combined fluence of all TGFs observed by satellites since 1994, according to the paper. This is one of the brightest gamma-ray flashes ever seen on the ground, Dwyer said.

A team in the United States and Japan led by then-graduate student Gregory Bowers observed these gamma-ray flashes with special particle detectors. Satellites have observed gamma-ray flashes before, but this latest flash was unusual in several aspects, and it came with a prize: They observed a burst of subatomic particles (in this case, neutrons) in their detector. Their observations could shed light on what exactly causes gamma ray flashes and what causes lightning in general, and help researchers get a better handle on how the electric fields inside thunderheads behave. ......

Thunderstorm Blasts Radiation Everywhere After Turning Into Nuclear Reactor "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

terrestrialgammarays

When a thunderstorm rolled over the Japanese beach town of Uchinada early one December morning in 2015, residents had no idea what they were in for. Sometime after 5 am, a flash of lightning struck a wind turbine and incredible weather phenomena occurred.

While scientists expected the storm, they did not expect the perplexing outcome. The thunderstorm turned into a particle accelerator and blasted gamma radiation at the ground.

Scientists have observed so-called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes shooting upwards from the Earth into satellites since the early 1990s. But the 2015 flash was different because not only did it shoot down into the ground instead of up into space, but it confirmed a long-standing suspicion about these flashes by sending a barrage of neutrons into particle detectors a thousand feet away. According to the paper published in Geophysical Research Letters, this is groundbreaking. But that isnt all.

The flash was massive. The total fluence of gamma-rays at the ground was calculated to be approximately ~100,000 photons/cm2, much larger than the total combined fluence of all TGFs observed by satellites since 1994, according to the paper. This is one of the brightest gamma-ray flashes ever seen on the ground, Dwyer said.

A team in the United States and Japan led by then-graduate student Gregory Bowers observed these gamma-ray flashes with special particle detectors. Satellites have observed gamma-ray flashes before, but this latest flash was unusual in several aspects, and it came with a prize: They observed a burst of subatomic particles (in this case, neutrons) in their detector. Their observations could shed light on what exactly causes gamma ray flashes and what causes lightning in general, and help researchers get a better handle on how the electric fields inside thunderheads behave. Gizmo...

03:47

Report: New Evidence of Ongoing Corruption and Scientific Misconduct at CDC "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

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Kennedy hopes new evidence and a fresh look at criminal misconduct will result in law enforcement action, rigorous and transparent vaccine safety science, and safer vaccines.

Washington, DC In a new report released today, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his team outlined various criminal acts on the part of employees and consultants for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whose questionable ethics and scientific fraud have resulted in untrustworthy vaccine safety science.

Among other information, Kennedy has found additional evidence of criminal activity by the CDC consultant, Poul Thorsen, the author and principal coordinator of multiple CDC studies exonerating the mercury-based preservative thimerosal in the development of autism.

The new evidence, recently uncovered by the World Mercury Project, shows that Thorsen and his collaborators did not obtain permission from an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to conduct their research, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2002 and Pediatrics in 2003.

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03:46

Treating vitamin D deficiency in children with type I diabetes could improve their glycaemic control "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  BMC Res Notes. 2017 Sep 7 ;10(1):465. Epub 2017 Sep 7. PMID: 28882195 Abstract Title:  Treating vitamin D deficiency in children with type I diabetes could improve their glycaemic control. Abstract:  BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The relationship between vitamin D deficiency and type I DM is an ongoing area of interest. The study aims to identify the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in children and adolescents with T1DM and to assess the impact of treatment of vitamin D deficiency on their glycaemic control.METHODS: Retrospective data was collected from 271 children and adolescents with T1DM. The vitamin D deficient (25(OH)D

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03:46

New Worry for Your Tap Water "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From The Guardian:

Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health.

Scores of tap water samples from more than a dozen nations were analysed by scientists for an investigation by Orb Media, who shared the findings with the Guardian. Overall, 83% of the samples were contaminated with plastic fibres.

The US had the highest contamination rate, at 94%, with plastic fibres found in tap water sampled at sites including Congress buildings, the US Environmental Protection Agencys headquarters, and Trump Tower in New York. Lebanon and India had the next highest rates.

Comment: Pile this onto the total toxic burden that were subjected to every day. These plastics can also absorb toxic chemicals, which then make their way into virtually everything we eat and drink. As the plastic fibers are so small, water filters do not catch all of them. (Recall our story on the FTC blocking development of a biodegradable plastic that, ironically, could help solve this problem.)

Action Alert! Tell the EPA to follow the law and clean up our drinking water. Please send your message immediately.

03:45

Joseph Buddenberg Transferred to FCI Coleman "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Support Nicole and Joseph

Josephs transfer is now complete, and hes at FCI Coleman Low and no longer in SHU. He would really appreciate starting to receive letters, books, postcards, articles, etc. again. He just arrived at Coleman yesterday, but so far is doing well with starting to settle in there.

You can order a book for him of his book wish list here (make sure its mailed to his Coleman address) and send him mail to:

Joseph Buddenberg #12746-111
FCI Coleman Low
PO Box 1031
Coleman, FL 33521

[EF! Newswire editors note: For more info on Josephs case see our Eco-Prisoner List and his support page.]

03:40

James Grant On 100 Year Bonds, Inflation & Federal Reserve Policy (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

James Grant On 100 Year Bonds, Inflation & Federal Reserve Policy Podcast Financial Repression Authority Jim Grant podcast: 100 year bonds, bitcoin, Tesla, inflation & Fed policy Grants Interest Rate Observer Podcast, Released on 9/18/17 Topics: 1:30 #Austria floats...

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03:38

Surprise! Buried Deep in GOP Health Bill "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Obamacare repeal is only temporaryexpires in six years.

A few weeks ago, we told you about a new proposal described by nearly everyone as an attempt  to repeal and replace Obamacare. The bill has now been introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsay Graham (R-SC).

Overall, the initiative would eliminate federal subsidies for private insurance and the Medicaid expansion, transforming these funds into block grants to states to spend as they see fit, with some restrictions. States that have Obamacare can keep it if they want, although state governments would need to kick in some of their own money to continue. States that want a different system could make the necessary adjustments.

Some other brief points about the bill:

  • It repeals the individual and employer mandate;
  • It repeals some Obamacare taxes, principally the tax on medical equipment;
  • Like previous repeal/replace proposals, it lifts many restrictions on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs);
  • Obamacare requirements such as essential health benefits are NOT repealed, though states can apply for waivers from those regulations from 2020 through 2026, which means that a future administration could eliminate the waivers and bring back Obamacare rules for everyone;
  • The bill allows all individuals the option to purchase catastrophic health coverage, though these plans would be incorporated into the individual single risk pool, which we have warned against, because it will likely make the catastrophic only policies unaffordable.

Because the Graham-Cassidy legislation will have to move through the budget reconciliation process, Congress deadline to pass it is September 30. After that, it could be brought up down the road, but not soon.

Whether one supports or opposes Obamacare, it is not helpful to advertise a repeal bill that does not actually repeal it at all.

 

03:30

Artist Uses Chainsaw to Carve Giant Octopus into a Fallen Redwood Tree "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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American chainsaw artist Jeffrey Michael Samudosky recently transformed a redwood snag into a magnificent giant octopus. Carved to perfection, its giant tentacles stretch out, tapering off in refined detail.

Working out of Gig Harbor, Washington, Samudosky is a self-taught carver who started his company, JMS Wood Sculpture, in 1998. Since starting his career, Samudosky has appeared on the Discovery Channel and participated in competitions around the world.

The massive sea creature, which has influenced art from large-scale octopus installations to sculptural candies, gives off an impressive air, as it looks to almost be swimming through water. The trunk, which was provided by Redwood Burl, dwarves Samudosky, who painstakingly worked to chisel out the animal's final form.

Interestingly, Samudosky began his journey with chainsaw art after a snowboarding accident left him without feeling in his legs for eight months. After regaining his mobility, he decided to conquer his fears and begin snowboarding again. It was during a trip to the mountains in Vermont that he spied wood carvings on the side of the road, and from there he taught himself the artistic skill.

Now, carving is his full-time career. Focusing on animals and Native American motifs, some pieces have taken up to four years in order to reach his desired level of perfection.

Expert chainsaw carver Jeffrey Michael Samudosky used part of a dead redwood tree to create his incredible octopus sculpture.

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03:28

Sept. 21 is Intl Day of Action against Tree Plantations: Videos, Photos & More "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

September 21 is the international Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations. The Campaign to STOP GE Trees is coordinating with the World Rainforest Movement to speak out against the social and ecological dangers associated with tree plantations. Join us and share the following stories and videos online to help spread this important message. 
Video: Ten Replies to Ten Lies about Tree Plantations

This new short video summarizes the ten top lies of the timber and pulp industries in their justification of destroying native forests for the expansion of industrial tree plantations.

 

5 Video Shorts: Tree Plantations Are NOT Forests

In the link above, World Rainforest Movement, a founding member of the Campaign to STOP GE Trees, offers five one minute videos on the impacts of tree plantations.

 

Monoculture Tree Plantat...

03:25

New Sources for News and Data on ICOs, Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Brand-new sources of data, statistics, and information are offered by companies.

03:25

Supplementation with creatine may improve muscle strength parameters in individuals with spinal cord injury. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Sep 13:1-8. Epub 2017 Sep 13. PMID: 28901216 Abstract Title:  Creatine or vitamin D supplementation in individuals with a spinal cord injury undergoing resistance training: A double-blinded, randomized pilot trial. Abstract:  Purpose Determine whether creatine or vitamin D supplementation improves muscle strength in individuals with spinal cord injury undergoing resistance training. Methods Thirteen male and one female with spinal cord injury, from two Portuguese rehabilitation centers, were randomized to creatine (3g daily), vitamin D (25000 IU each two weeks) or placebo group in a double-blind design. All participants performed progressive resistance training during eight weeks. The outcome measures, obtained at baseline and after intervention, included: Sum of four skinfolds; Corrected arm muscle area; Seated medicine ball throw; Handgrip strength with dynamometer; Manual wheelchair slalom test and one repetition maximum for Chest press, Triceps, Pec deck and Lat pulldown. Vitamin D levels were obtained in all participants before and after intervention. Results 71.4% of participants had deficit values of vitamin D. The corrected arm muscle area improved significantly (p

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03:25

When the legendary Hipgnosis did fashion shoots for classy porn mag Club International (NSFW) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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Its a fair bet that a large part of many (most?) record collections includes a good percentage of covers by the legendary London-based graphic designers Hipgnosis.

Storm Thorgerson and ...

03:24

The Creator Writings: Quiet Mind "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Having a quiet mind can be a gift to those who understand the benefits.

03:24

Derek Stoffel: Pressure grows on Palestinian officials to end payments to prisoners and families of 'martyrs' - World - CBC News "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Pressure grows on Palestinian officials to end payments to prisoners and families of 'martyrs' - World - CBC News: To Israel, the stipends are "blood money," paid to people who have attacked Israelis, meant to encourage the killing of Jews.

Palestinian officials are under increasing pressure, particularly from the United States, to end the transfers.

"I am extremely worried that they would stop these payments," said Umm Mohammad, Mohammad Abu Shahin's mother. "We need that payment, because my husband is sick."

They have no money to support their son's wife and two children, she added.

03:22

Get your very own David Bowie life mask "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve in The Hunger
 
Before the advent of photography as a widespread practice available to common citizens, it was not unusual to take casts of the faces of prominent personages in the moments after death. For those who had logged noteworthy accomplishments, it was a way to fix...

03:19

Unimpressed Mumset users roast a self described very slim person for bragging about their lunch "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Hell hath no fury like people on the internet Mumsnet users are not impressed when a self confessed very slim person smugly details what they had for lunch.

There followed a roast, and not the chicken variety.

Its actually quite a tame post considering the depths of terror that Mumsnet sometimes reaches

The post Unimpressed Mumset users roast a self described very slim person for bragging about their lunch appeared first on The Poke.

03:18

Remove Sen. Beyak from Conservative caucus over Indigenous comments: AMC grand chief - Manitoba - CBC News "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Remove Sen. Beyak from Conservative caucus over Indigenous comments: AMC grand chief - Manitoba - CBC News: Her comments represent "a colonial way of thinking," Dumas said.

"For the government of this day to allow room for Senator Beyak and her repeatedly uninformed comments in their Senate, personal opinion or not, is a reflection of their government's lack of commitment to reconciliation."

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson have called for Beyak to resign, and she has faced criticism from MPs and other senators, including some in her own party.

03:16

Cops Discover Former Ringling Bros Big Cats Locked Inside Hot Arkansas Barn "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Their future will likely be even worse than their time in the barn.

03:14

Car Racing Photographer Gets Crowd to Light Up a Photo with Phones "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Heres a beautiful shot captured by drift car racing photographer Larry Chen, who got the crowd to help light up his shot by pulling out their phones, turning on the LED flashlights, and waving them at the cars as they zoomed past.

Chen has been covering the Formula Drift series since 2006 and has been its official photographer since 2012. Over the past decade, Chen has covered about 90 of these professional drifting events both in the United States and overseas.

Chens good friend Jarod Deanda is the longtime announcer of the series, and he occasionally helps pump the crowd up by asking them to do the wave,

The added coolness factor of a cell phone light during the crowd wave was something Ive been meaning to capture, Chen tells PetaPixel. We have had two night events this year so far and both times I made a mental note to myself that I really needed to try to capture one of these cool scenes especially with drift cars battling in the foreground.

Chen was doing his normal coverage earlier this month when he captured this photo:

I noticed two light streaks due to fans in the stands using their cell phones to record video, but at the same time their LED flashlights automatically lit up, Chen says. The idea to ask Jarod to ask the crowd to help me get this epic photo popped into my head, so I immediately texted him as he was in the race control tower.

You can hear Jarod instructing the crowd at 1:15:10 in this video:

I wanted to get the light streaks to be long as possible without getting too risky in terms of not being able to g...

03:13

Barca Defend Catalonia's Right to Hold Referendum Naharnet "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Barca Defend Catalonia's Right to Hold Referendum Naharnet: Catalonia's pro-separatist president Carles Puigdemont accused the Spanish government of imposing a "de facto state of emergency" in the region, with a series of measures to prevent what Madrid sees as an illegal independence referendum taking place.

"FC Barcelona, in remaining faithful to its historic commitment to the defense of the nation, to democracy, to freedom of speech, and to self-determination, condemns any act that may impede the free exercise of these rights," Barca said in a statement.

"Therefore, FC Barcelona publicly expresses its support for all people, entities, and institutions that work to guarantee these rights.

"FC Barcelona, in holding the utmost respect for its diverse body of members, will continue to support the will of the majority of Catalan people, and will do so in a civil, peaceful, and exemplary way."

03:13

USDA: Fake Organics: Does The Agency Care? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

We must pressure the federal government to police unscrupulous global players. Action Alert!

Weve been telling you about the influx of fake organic grain imported from overseas. Its especially infuriating that the USDA seems to recognize this problem but is doing very little about it. A 2016 USDA report highlights one such challenge:

As organic production and consumption in Turkey grow, so too do the concerns about fraudulent organic products and lack of inspections. According to a EUROPOL report, some Turkish companies have been involved in relabeling or repackaging products as organic and bringing the counterfeit products into the European Union, even though the products do not meet the organic standards.

One Turkish organic certifier, ETKO, seems to be egregiously at fault. Canada and the European Union have singled out ETKO  for its fraudulent certifications and decertified the firm meaning that ETKO-certified organic products are no longer accepted as organic.

The USDA had problems with ETKO as far back as 2009 but, instead of decertifying this company, actually reached a settlement agreement with them in 2016. The firm is now under audit by USDA. We asked the status of the audit and were told that the agency is still gathering data and will be done soon.

As the saying goes, Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. ETKO appears to have  been fooling people for years, based on Canadian and European action, and its time for the USDA to do its job and decertify this company. Not only do consumers unwittingly purchase products falsely labeled by the government as organic, but organic farmers in the US are also affected as they have to compete with fraudulent goods.

Action Alert! Write to Congress, with a copy to the USDA, urging lawmakers to step in to protect consumers and domestic farmers by investigating and if indicated decertifying ETKO. Please send your message immediately.

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03:10

New Moon In Virgo: Getting Real And Embracing Change "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This is the beginning of a new wave of energy influencing the upcoming month, yet the astrological configurations at this time will have a stronger influence over the following two weeks.

03:09

Big Brother USDA Wants to Educate You to Support Big Agriculture "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Thats one takeaway from a report just issued about how to implement the sham GMO labeling law that Congress passed last year. Action Alert!

Recall that GMO labeling advocates were handed a defeat with the passage of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. It is a labeling law by only the slimmest definition: food companies must disclose GMO ingredients, but the consumer disclosure can take the form of a scannable QR or other electronic code on the foods packaging.

The law stipulated that the USDA study the challenges of using such codes. What the study (conducted by giant government contractor Deloitte) found is of little surprise.

Significant deficiencies were identified in a GMO labeling system that relies heavily on QR codes to tell consumers about the contents of food. When consumers were observed trying to access the GMO disclosure, researchers observed key technological challenges that prevented nearly all participants from obtaining the information through electronic or digital disclosure methods. As we argued before the law passed, this was always just a ploy to enable Big Food to keep consumers from easily accessing the information they want about the food they buy.

The report provided to USDA also slights Americans understanding of GMOs. Quoting directly: Though many consumers care about the issue of bioengineered food, there is limited understanding of the issueThis limited familiarity may result in soft opinions that are more likely to change over time and be sensitive to question wording. With implementation of the Law, consumer attitudes may shift as information about bioengineered food becomes more readily available.

Translation: many Americans dont buy the propaganda, repeated throughout the report, that bioengineered foods are neither more nor less safe than non-bioengineered alternativesan assertion that is not borne out by the facts.

But dont worry. The study recommends that a consumer education campaign be conducted to straighten us out about GMOs and QR codes. Somewhere, George Orwell is chuckling to himself.

Action Alert! Write to your elected officials and tell them that the new USDA report demonstrates that we need a GMO labeling bill that actually works. Please send your message immediately.

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03:05

Californians Want Cellular Antennas Right Outside Your Bedroom Window? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The California Legislature Thinks Thats OK By Camilla Rees Center for ElectroSmog Prevention (CEP) The California Alliance for Safer Technology (www.CA4ST.org), a consortium of health and environmental advocates, physicians, non-profit leaders, attorneys and government officials is presently appealing to Governor Brown to VETO SB.649. The group is asking all Californians to join in NOW Continue reading Californians Want Cellular Antennas Right Outside Your Bedroom Window?

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03:03

Big-hearted 4-year-old Asks for Food Bank Donations Instead of Presents "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A big-hearted four-year-old ditched his own birthday gift list to collect food bank donations.

03:02

Shelter Dog Covered In Tiny Scars Gets His First Real Hug "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Duncan's face and body are covered in wounds and scars. His eyes ask only for affection. 

Sarah Rosenberg, community engagement manager for the LifeLine Animal Project in Atlanta, was there at just the right moment to give it to Duncan.

"One look at his chewed-up face and I knew he had been through a living hell, but his eyes were soft and warm and invited me to hold him," Rosenberg tells The Dodo. "I opened his kennel, and he melted into my arms."

Credit: LifeLine Animal Project

Duncan had been found in bad shape on a porch in Atlanta, just after Hurricane Irma blew through. An animal control officer brought him to the shelter on September 14.

Duncan has a lot of old scars, as well as some fresh new wounds and, of course, no way of explaining how he got any of them, though it seems a distinct underbite likely prevents him from protecting himself.

Duncan had just arrived when Rosenberg came into work on that Thursday it was a day that was mainly to be spent cleaning and painting, getting the shelter ready for animals who'd been evacuated.

Knowing Rosenberg's soft spot for blocky-headed dogs, a colleague brought her over to meet Duncan right away. 

Rosenberg found herself deeply moved. Duncan seemed to feel it, too. As soon as his kennel was open, Duncan tucked his battered head onto Rosenbergs shoulder "so he could be cradled like a baby," she says.

"I held him for a long time, but he held me harder," Rosenberg says. "I could tell he expected nothing but accepted everything with grace and such unbelievable sweetness."

Credit: LifeLine Animal Project

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03:00

Japanese Billionaire: ICOs 'Democratize Venture Financing' "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Japanese billionaire Taizo Son believes ICOs will significantly impact how startups raise capital.

03:00

ANF | HDP presents report on Women's Rights Violations in Turkey "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

ANF | HDP presents report on Women's Rights Violations in Turkey: Despite the numerous commitments such as Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence made by Turkey in the last decades to promote and protect womens rights; inequality and discrimination against women have deepen even more especially in the recent years. Today, the rights and achievements made in the field of womens rights are under threat in Turkey. Especially after the coup attempt, the declared state of emergency and the policies that nourish violence have affected the life of the women negatively. The present report provides an overview of key women rights concerns in Turkey.

Council of Europe member states should step up efforts to combat discrimination against women and moreover member states should condemn and combat backward steps that would undermine the principles of equality and non-discrimination.

Although human rights violations in Turkey are on the agenda of the Council of Europe, the problems women face in Turkey and the attacks on women's rights in recent years have not attracted enough attention of the Council.

02:59

Upgrade to the Next Level of Now "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The old systems and paradigms are crumbling before our eyes and minds.

02:55

Government Considering Monarch Butterfly for Endangered Species List "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Something is causing monarch butterflies to disappear at a dramatically higher rate in Western North America than in the Eastern regions of the U.S.

02:54

Five Bitcoin Crashes and What You Can Learn From Them "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

What you can learn from the panic when Bitcoin price plummets?

02:43

Asteroid 2017 SQ2 flew past Earth at 0.53 LD on September 14, 4 days before discovery "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 SQ2 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.53 LD (~203 520 km / 126 461 miles) on September 14, 2017. The object flew past us 4 days before it was discovered. Asteroid 2017 SQ2 belongs to the Apollo group of...... Read more

Pangolins reduced to small, isolated populations in Bangladesh: new study "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Pangolins, one of the most trafficked mammals in the world, are fast disappearing from earth. Yet, we know very little about these solitary animals. Even basic information such as pangolins populations is severely lacking, scientists say, making it difficult to plan conservation actions to save the animals. Now, with the help of the Mro tribe in Bangladesh, researchers have found that pangolins do persist in many forested areas of the country, but in small, isolated populations. The numbers of these armored mammals have plummeted in Bangladesh largely due to poaching for their scales, concluded the study published in PlosOne. Lead author of the study, Scott Trageser of the Creative Conservation Alliance in Dhaka, Bangladesh, said that they first started looking into pangolins when a local honey collector in Lawachara National Park in northeast Bangladesh told them of a large, scaled fish, bon rui that was lurking in the forest. Lawachara is our main study site in the northeast but we had never seen a pangolin in years of surveying, said Trageser. This was exciting new information for us in 2015 so we began searching for a live individual as virtually nothing was known about them in Bangladesh. When we discovered the presence of several pangolins in Lawachara, we went one step further and decided to research which forested areas country-wide still harbored pangolins. The study found that pangolins occur in small, isolated populations in Lawachara National Park and surrounding areas. Photo by anonymous (public domain). Some of the studys findings

02:36

5 Video Shorts: Tree Plantations Are NOT Forests "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The short videos were produced by World Rainforest Movement for the 2017 International Day of Action Against Monoculture Tree Plantations.  Each addresses a different problem.

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02:34

Journal republishes withdrawn paper on emergency care prices, amid controversy "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Annals of Emergency Medicine has republished a controversial paper it withdrew earlier this year which compared the cost of emergency care at different types of facilities. Because the paper drew heavy criticism when it was originally released, the journal has published a revised version, along with several editorials and discussions between the authors and []

The post Journal republishes withdrawn paper on emergency care prices, amid controversy appeared first on Retraction Watch.

02:33

Earthquake Safety: What You Need To Know "IndyWatch Feed Health"

EARTHQUAKE SAFETY A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City on Tuesday, September 19, collapsing buildings, killing at least 250, and injuring hundreds more throughout the region.  The latest tremor event came hard on the heels of an 8.1 magnitude quake off the coast just 2 weeks ago, which killed almost 100 and even generated a small tsunami wave. Various aftershocks measuring up to 4.9 have been recorded since Tuesdays quake hit at 1 pm local time. Although there is no

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02:33

Heres a Map with Up-to-Date Drone Laws For Every Country "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Obeying local law when flying your drone is paramount, but those laws vary from country to country with some not allowing drones in at all. To help with planning, blogger and frequent traveler Anil Polat has created a map of the world with the laws of each country.

The map uses laws sourced from each countrys appropriate governing body and is updated frequently. Anil says he also included links to registration forms and any contact information you might need to request permission to fly in each country.

Because laws can vary from state-to-state in the U.S., Anil has also included separate state laws, along with any area-specific laws found in other countries.

The map is split into color-coded categories:

  • Green: means that drone use is generally allowed
  • Yellow: Drone use is limited or may require cumbersome registration processes
  • Red: Drone import or use is prohibited or otherwise heavily restricted
  • Grey: No data or there are no defined or applicable UAV laws

The full map is hosted on Google My Maps. Anil has also released smartphone apps containing the same data, which can be found for Android and for iOS.

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02:33

Man Who Lost His Wife Finds Peace By Taking Care Of The Birds She Left Behind "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Six years ago, Michael Petruzzi lost his wife to cancer but in some ways, she's never really left.

For as long as Michael had known her, his wife had been an avid bird lover. Throughout her life, she'd adopted numerous feathered companions whom she doted upon like real members of her family. Michael had always liked them too, but admits that he couldn't quite understand why she was so devoted to them going as far as to decline travel opportunities just to remain close at hand. 

"I never knew how much she loved them," Michael tells The Dodo. "She had no children. They were her babies."

Now, Michael says he understands.

Credit: Michael Petruzzi

When Michael's wife became ill, she had 20 cockatiels under her care: "She would adopt so many. Because she loved them," Michael says.

As her cancer progressed, he began to learn more about the birds and how to care for them but such a large flock was too much for a newcomer to handle. So, when she ultimately passed away, friends of Michael's wife stepped in to help, taking in 12 of her birds and leaving him with eight she'd thought suited him best. And before long, Michael came to know why his wife had such deep affection for them.

"I never knew birds could be so loving," he says. "They are my babies now. I guess I love them so much because they remind me so much of my wife. I love and feel her through the birdies. They make me happy when I'm down."

Credit: Michael Petruzzi

Six years have gone by now since he lost his wife, but Michael still tears up when talking about her. In that time, four birds she'd left to him have passed away from old age. Still, he's heartened to share his golden years with the remaining four senior birds under his care creatures whom his wife had loved so dearly.

"They are my family now," he says. "I have found peace with my flock." 

Michael's flock has found peace with him as well, thanks to his understanding of how these pets should be treated and loved. He hopes others might take note.

"Birds are supposed to be free," Michael says. "D...

02:33

FUMIER Torches Internet Company Oranges Cars: Albi, France "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Anarhija

translated by Earth First! Journal

Albi [France]: Creation Act of F.U.M.I.E.R [Fronte Unito di Movimenti Insurrezionalisti delle Aree Rurali=Fumier=Dunghill] (17/09/2017): United Front of Insurrectionalist Movements of Rural Areas!

September 17, Albi, in the capital of crime, because crime pays.

Two members of FUMIER, who wanted to swap away whatsapps picture of laughing kittens, suddenly found themselves without the internet! They had already heard of Oranges participation in the capitalist world, somewhat hegemonic and somewhat in the brim So this network problem was really the drop that overflowed the pot

Without wasting time, they sent a fax, and decided to meet up that same night with the (bio) devil in Vigan Square. Furiously, they left quickly in the direction of Orange offices to file a complaint, and there they were offered a series of vehicles from that company. Without wasting time, five of them immediately were set fire! In fact, the secretary-general and his vice-mayor, who were always very angry people, placed several lighters under the front wheels.

That night, capitalism sobbed in fear, trembling with anguish, before the sudden birth of the United Front of Insurrectionalist Movements of Rural Areas!

The General Secretary, at the hands of his Vice-President, invites you to create local sections of DUNGHILL [FUMIER, ndt]. Because we are all and all DUNGHILL, and DUNGHILL is everywhere.

The D.U.N.G.H.I.L.L/F.U.M.I.E.R/L.ET.A.M.A.I.O.

P.S .: We were a bit angry, but this is going to be worse, lets know!

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Albi [Francia]: Atto di creazione di F.U.M.I.E.R (17/09/2017)

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Three Jewelers Choose Collaboration Over Competition "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

3 Jewelers Choose Collaboration Over Competition via Design*Sponge

I recently caught up with one of my close friends from architecture school. We reminisced how our school years were simultaneously the most challenging years of our lives and the most fun. We reflected on how our collective studio environment was both intensely competitive (cut-throat even) and collaborative. We were all fiercely committed to our studies, to bettering ourselves and presenting work of which we could be proud, but we were also nearly dependent on each other for encouragement and constructive feedback. In talking with my friend, I realized how much I still seek that balance of collaboration and competition in my professional world and how difficult it is to find.

Jewelers Sharon Zimmerman, Corey Egan and Christy Natsumi are three independent business owners who have managed to strike that balance. Each woman has her own brand, but they share a San Francisco studio and showroom. As Christy explains, In an industry that is traditionally secretive and competitive (not to mention male-dominated), weve found a way to work together as torch-and-hammer-wielding metalsmith businesswomen. In fact, we spend so much time at the studio together that weve started calling each other studio-wives. We hope our way of working can be inspiring and helpful to [the Design*Sponge community]. Below, Sharon, Corey and...

02:30

Teen Tagging Overpass with Anarchy Symbol Must be Home by 6 p.m. or Else "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

HADDONFIELD, N.J. 13-year-old badass Aiden Christian spent Saturday afternoon skateboarding with friends and spray-painting the anarchy symbol on the Queen Highway Overpass before rushing home for his 6 p.m. supper and curfew, witnesses confirmed.

The self-described anarcho-punk and reigning 7th-grade spelling bee champion of Walt Whitman Middle School allegedly tagged the classic symbol while explaining his recently adopted ideology to his fellow skateboarders.

Society just, like, wants to control us, or whatever, Christian said, trying not to cough while puffing on the second cigarette of his life. Im not going to be a cog in, like, the machine. Wearing a corporate noose and stuff.

By 5:45pm, the stone-cold bad motherfucker began to panic that hed be late for dinner and raced home.

My mother will totally kill me if Im late again. Besides, Its taco night, said Christian after spraying his mouth with stolen Binaca. If Im late again, shell take away my computer for a week, which would totally blow.

When reached for comment, mother Laura-Anne Christian confirmed the importance of being home in time for dinner.

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I know now that hes 13, he thinks he knows everything, but if he cant follow the rules of this house he will have to pay the consequences, said Mrs. Christian from her modest mid-century home. When he got a D in history class, we made him take out the garbage every week. If he thinks making us wait to eat dinner as a family will be tolerated, he has another thing coming.

Unfortunately for the no-fucks-given rebel who still sleeps with a night light, a Haddonfield Township police officer later identified Christian as the graffiti vandal.

Several shop owners in the neighborhood pointed him out, and after several minutes of questioning, I gently placed the child in my squad car and drove him home, said patrol officer Thomas Burke. I let him off with just a warning he was crying so much already, it...

02:30

Ray Dalio Confirms Bitcoin is in a Bubble yet it may Become a Currency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A lot of self-professed financial experts do not like Bitcoin. That is not surprising, as promoting cryptocurrency would go against their own interests. Ray Dalio is the latest person to call cryptocurrency a bubble. Considering how he is the founder of the worlds largest hedge fund, his words carry some weight. Thena gain, JP Morgan Continue reading Ray Dalio Confirms Bitcoin is in a Bubble yet it may Become a Currency

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02:14

13 Characteristics of People Who Have True Integrity "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

 

by www.awarenessact.com

Integrity, for those who are not familiar, is quite important. It is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.

 People who have a strong sense of integrity are sadly a rare breed. However, there are still some people left in this world with integrity, and usually, they share the following 13 traits.

13 Characteristics of People Who Have True Integrity

1. They value other peoples time.

They value their own time so they also value the time of other people. They know you have plenty of other places you need to be and wont hold you up. If you spend time with them, it is likely they will thank you for that as well.

2. They give credit where it is due.

They do not take credit for things they did not do. They will always credit those who deserve it. If you help this person with a project he or she will likely mention your name so you can take credit for your work.

3. They are authentic.

They are their truest forms. You wont catch them in a lie or being fake.

4. They are always honest.

They are honest people that feel no need to lie as it is important for them to get to where they need to...

02:14

Kevin Gosztola: Seattle Police Claim That De-escalation Policy Violates Rights Rejected "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Seattle Police Claim That De-escalation Policy Violates Rights Rejected: [mintpressnews.com] Additionally, the officers put forward no historical evidence that regulating how officers use firearms has ever infringed upon their ability to defend themselves.

The officers that sued most likely object to the part of the policy, which instructs them to consider whether a subjects lack of compliance is a deliberate attempt to resist or an inability to comply based on a variety of factors, including the subjects possible medical conditions, mental impairment, developmental disability, drug interaction, and behavioral crisis. De-escalation tactics are encouraged to reduce the need for force.

De-escalation tactics are encouraged to reduce the need for force.

02:11

The Creative Chemistry of a Photography Duo from the 1840s "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, David Octavius Hill and Professor James Miller. Known as The Morning After He greatly daring dined (1845), calotype print (courtesy Scottish National Portrait Gallery)

In 1843, the painter David Octavius Hill was confronted with a seemingly impossible challenge: how to capture the faces of over 400 ministers who had dramatically walked out of the Church of Scotlands annual General Assembly in Edinburgh, thus forming the Free Church of Scotland. Although he was an established artist, Hill could only sketch so much in the brief time the men were all available. As luck would have it, the Scottish city had a newly arrived photographer  Robert Adamson  who was experimenting with the calotype process, introduced to the world by William Henry Fox Talbot four years prior. Hill and Adamson would not just complete the portraits for Hills painting, they would spend the next four years creating thousands of calotypes. Together, they helped establish photography as an artistic medium, until one of them met an untimely death.

Hill and Adamson were among the earliest photographic partnerships in photography, not just Scottish photography, Anne Lyden, international photography curator at the National Galleries of Scotland, told Hyperallergic. Lyden curated ...

02:08

Brazil Photo Essay: Eucalyptus plantation from clones to pulp mill "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Photos and commentary by Anne Petermann, Executive Director, Global Justice Ecology Project (Exception: the last two photos are by GJEP Co-Director/Strategist Orin Langelle)

In June 2011 the Tree Biotechnology Conference hosted by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations took place in Bahia, Brazil where many industrial eucalyptus plantations are concentrated and where future plantations of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees are planned.

On Wednesday, June 29th, I joined conference participants for a tour of a eucalyptus plantation owned by Veracel, a major Brazil-based pulp and paper corporation. This photo essay describes the field trip, which shows eucalyptus plantations from their beginnings in the clonal greenhouse, to their end in the pulp mill. The tour was mainly a public relations ploy by Veracel and began at their visitors center next to to a patch of wild forest surrounded by eucalyptus plantations.

The photos below describe the Veracel guided tour of eucalyptus plantations:

First Stop: Veracel Forest Preserve where children and visitors are educated about the importance of eucalyptus pulp and the greenness of Veracel.  Note that the human figure in the poster is exhibiting total dominance over the trees.

On the way into the forest preserve, children and visitors are presented with a native forest monster and representations of some of the scary wildlife that live in forests.

In the 6,000 hectare forest preserve consisting mainly of formerly logged lands and some primary forest, participants were treated to a canopy rope bridge and photo shoots with 4 large trees we encountered on the path.  Most of the forest contained very young trees.

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02:07

Terrifying Footage Shows the Moment a Dam in Laos Collapses "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 

In this dramatic footage, the under construction Nam Ao Dam in Phaxay district, Xieng Khuang province of Laos bursts on September 11, 2017, causing severe flash flooding. People are seen fleeing as the collapsed dam succumbs to the power of surging water and debris.

Thankfully nobody was injured and all workers were able to escape to safety. The dam was at 85% completion before bursting. [source]

 

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02:05

OmiseGo's ICO Token Is Tops in Market Cap, But Heavy On the Charts "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A notable ICO token appears to be weathering regulatory concerns, bouncing back this week on a relatively positive newsflow and new developments.

02:05

The iPhone X and Digital Lighting Will Change Photography Yet Again "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Theres a feature tucked away in the new iPhones that doesnt seem to be getting a lot of traction, but it represents a massive sea change in photography. Its the Portrait Lighting mode, and its the second shot across the bows of traditional photography from the world of computational photography.

The first shot was fake bokeh in which the 3D map generated by a dual (or multiple) camera is used to generate background blur, to simulate the look of contemporary fast lens portraiture. This was widely derided for a few minutes, and then improved, and now its pretty much accepted. A few holdouts still mock it, but normal people cant really tell the difference.

This next shot is a much much bigger one. With the 3D map, the only thing preventing doing photographic lighting in post is available computing power. This is exactly what Portrait Lighting mode does. In effect, it digitally alters the lighting of a portrait to make it closer to a professional lighting style.

Its not perfect, and I am sure the Internet will mock it roundly when it gets around to it, looks so fake, lame, a professional would totally do it better all of which may be true. But this is not a technology that is going to get worse over time, though. Its going to get better.

Two years ago, I imagined a virtual studio for the professional photographer, with virtual lights placed and moved as needed, after the shot was taken, and the final results rendered as a standard 2D image for retouching. Apple has done me one better and worked out how to consumer-ize it. Rather than moving virtual lights around, Apple simply offers a handful of styles, treating it like an Instagram filter. Pick the lighting style that makes you look best! Click click, that one, yeah.

Theres room for both, though, its just software.

Its not even hard! This next example isnt even an iPhone this is me and my rough knowledge of how my own ugly mug is shaped. Original, drop catchlights, shade in shadow, shade in highlight...

01:55

Underground Cave in Mexico Houses the Worlds Largest Crystals "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Giant Crystal Cave - Chihuahua, Mexico

Photo: Alexander Van Driessche [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Mexico is a beautiful country boasting incredible landscapes, which not only includes a underwater river, but also a cave growing the world's largest crystals. Almost twenty years ago, miners stumbled upon an incredible discovery in Chihuahua, Mexicoa hidden underground cave that housed some of the largest natural crystals ever found. At a depth of 980 feet (300 meters) below ground, the Giant Crystal Caveor Cave of Crystalsis an incredible feat of nature.

Located below the Naica Mine, the cave produces jaw-dropping crystals that dwarf humans who enter the area. Containing selenitegypsumcrystals measuring up to 39 feet (12 meters) in length, the cave is a relatively hostile environmentwithout proper protection, people would only survive about 10 minutes inside. And with temperatures reaching up to 136 degrees Fahrenheit (59 degrees Celsius) and humidity over 90%, the same environmental factors that make the crystals thrive, also make the Cave of Crystals an unfriendly home for humans.

Though the cave is currently floodedwhich is good news for crystals, as they deteriorate in airfor many years the mining company pumped water out of the cavern, allowing scientists to document and study the giant mineral formations.

cave of crystals naica mine

Photo: Paul Williams

How did the Cave of Crystals develop such large formations?

The...

01:46

We suspect George Osborne may have edited this Evening Standard article on baby names "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

We *think* Evening Standard editor George Osborne may have used this article about the top baby names for 2016 to continue his war against Theresa May.

The post We suspect George Osborne may have edited this Evening Standard article on baby names appeared first on The Poke.

01:41

Why Do Some Dogs Like TV So Much? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Its true that you wont find your pup binge-watching Game of Thrones any time soon (even with all the direwolves), but that doesnt mean dogs dont like TV far from it.

While the TV-watching habits (and tastes) of dogs are quite different from our own, plenty of dogs take pleasure in watching TV, and, under the right circumstances, leaving the screen on while youre away can even be beneficial for your pup.

When deciding whether or not to leave the TV playing for your dog, there are two things pet owners should keep in mind, explains Dr. Patrick Melese, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist in San Diego what the program is and what is normal for your dog in your household.

Those who tend to leave the TV tuned to a certain station as background noise when theyre home, be it cable news or a nature channel, should consider leaving the TV on the same channel when they head to work to make the transition easier for their pup.

Part of what youre trying to do is create an acoustical, visual environment that doesnt rock their boat. Whereas if you shut down the TV, close all the windows, do all the things you do when youre going to be gone all day, youre giving the dog a lot of things they have to deal with, Melese tells The Dodo.

No matter what station you choose for your dog, it is important to try it out first so you have an idea of what your pup will be exposed to while youre away.

Melese suggests sitting with your pet in front of the TV for an hour or so to assess how they respond to a program. If all things go well, and your dog benefits from it, watching TV can help your pup forget that his beloved person is gone.

Why are our dogs so engaged with the TV images in the first place? If your dog tends to bark or become excited when he sees a fellow pup on the screen, it is, in part, thanks to advancements in TV technology. In the decades since TV first entered the home, improvements in our viewing experience have had a profound effect on our pets.

01:39

AI is the New Electricity for Business & Society "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Artificial Intelligence is no longer a fictional concept, and with every passing day, is becoming part of our day-to-day functioning be it in the form of virtual personal assistants like Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant or chatbots which we use while shopping online. All the economic value of AI today is created through supervised learning in which some input data (A) is used to quickly generate some simple response (B). For example, targeted online ads are an application where if you input an ad and user information, the output is whether the user will click on the ad or not.

Courseras co-founder Andrew Ng gave a talk on September 18 on the topic Artificial Intelligence is the New Electricity for Business and Society, an analogy he often draws to describe how Artificial Intelligence can transform various industries just like electricity did 100 years ago. The talk was attended by business and technology leaders in India from industries such as Telecom, Banking and Financial Services, Consumer goods and services, Professional Services and Consultancy firms.

During the talk, Andrew shared his views and answered questions from the audience around:

  • What AI can and cannot do
  • Business implications of AI in industries such as telecom and financial services
  • Building talent for an AI powered society
  • How business leaders can embrace the AI revolution

Some insights from the talk:

Maximum opportunity lies at the intersection of AIs capabilities and what is of value to your organization

Most of the AI capabilities that create value for business such as speech recognition, autonomous cars, loan approval processing systems, chatbots have been developed in the last few years. These capabilities create a massive opportunity for creating lucrative business models but they require a mix of both AI expertise and domain expertise. Only an organisation that has both can extract maximum value from these opportunities.

Business leaders should focus on building centralized AI teams and training employees in AI technologies

Given that there are very few companies who have enough AI talent, a question that often pops up in the minds of business leaders is...

01:37

Canon 6D Mark II Sensor is Good But It Trails Nikon and Sony: DxOMark "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

The camera gear testing lab DxOMark has just published its review of the Canon 6D Mark II. The conclusion is that the DSLRs sensor is very good, but it trails behind the latest and greatest sensors by both Canon itself and the rival brands Nikon and Sony.

DxOMark gave the 6D Mark II sensor an overall score of 85.

This score indicates good overall performance, DxOMark says. Its the 5th best Canon sensor that has been tested, trailing the 5D Mark IV (which got a score of 91), 1D X Mark II (88), 5DS (87), and 5DS R (86).

Among all camera brands and models, however, the 6D Mark II is found much lower on the leaderboard

DxOMark notes that the 6D Mark II performs well in low light, but its weaker in the area of dynamic range (something that has already been reported by other testers).

Head to head against the current full-frame semi-pro DSLR completion from Nikon and Sony, the 6D Mark II compares well for both color and ISO performance, DxOMark writes. Its that lower dynamic range score which has impacted on the 6D Mark IIs overall score, however, with over 2-stops better dynamic range possible on the Nikon D750 at base ISO.

For Landscape (Dynamic Range) its headline score of 11.9 Ev is a slight step back compared to the original 6D however, and remains off the pace compared to the best performing new sensors from both Canon, as well as its main Nikon and Sony competition.

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01:35

Australia's Securities Watchdog Might Run Its Own Blockchain Nodes "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Australia's securities markets regulator is weighing the use of blockchain as part of broader data strategy.

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis, September 20 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin is finally up? Will it break the current resistant zone? Dont miss our price analysis.

01:31

Churchill on Hudson Bay 2017: Parasitic Jaegers at Home "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Though jaegers look superficially like a species of gull, they have a quite different lifestyle (can birds have lifestyles?). Jaeger is the German word for hunter and that is exactly how the Parasitic Jaeger makes its living on the tundra. I found this active pair (*June 18, 2017) on a stretch of open tundra near []

01:30

ICAN as Part of Your Birth Team "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

This post was originally published in 2015 under the title, Why you want ICAN on your VBAC team. It is still as pertinent today for women seeking choices and respect in their future births.


Guest post by Mariah Sixkiller.

ICAN on birth team
There are some moments in life that feel bigger than you can process while theyre underway. Moments you know youll remember foreverwhere you were, what it smelled like, how you felt. There are only so many of these in life, but the moment I realized I could VBAC was one of them. I was in my local yoga studio, attending a VBAC Basics workshop hosted by a nearby ICAN coordinator named Barbara. I remember exactly how our circle of women looked in the dim light of that peaceful space, and I remember Barbaras words: Let me guess, ladiesFailure to progress? Failure to descend? Macrosomia? Heads nodded, including mine. She was speaking to me, to us. And she was about to open up a world of possibility, hope, and redemption for me.

It all started in November of 2009, when I endured a traumatic cesarean at the hands of a doctor who pushed me on induction, epidural, and ultimately non-emergency surgery. I had gone into the birth headstrong and unpreparedI didnt think I needed a doula and figured natural birth would flow easily. I over-trusted my providera manipulative man who told me in the moments before surgery that I would not care how I had my baby once she was in my arms. He could not have been more wrong. As so many cesarean moms have experienced, I felt deeply violated by the experience. I was in pain, traumatized and paralyzed by a foggy haze of depression. I could not change my babys diaper, and I felt like a failure.

When I got pregnant a second time, I could not imagine going through it all again. I confessed this concern to my beloved prenatal yoga teacher, who mentioned that the studio was hosting an ICAN VBAC Basics workshop the following monthwhich I immediately signed up for. And so my VBAC journey began that day in September 2011, a...

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Algebra "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



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UK: Badger Cull Update from Dorset Hunt Sabs "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Dorset Hunt Sabs

With North camp up and running smoothly and a lovely base in the South zone we enter the second week of the cruel badger murder. The badger cull this year is covering pretty much all of Dorset and having people living throughout the county we have paid the odd visit to some old hot haunts in West Dorset. We can report things are going very well throughout all three Dorset zones and we are finding things in numerous locations and calling the pixies in to assist us ! Sadly we were too late for one poor soul as you can see in the enlarged photo from the blood that remained in the cage from the day before but the pixies assure us this wont happen again. This really does show how concerned everyone is with bio security !!
We have found some beautiful setts complete with latrines whilst patrolling across the county which are all safely plotted on the map.

How can you help ??

1. Send us details of any setts you know about in Dorset incase we do not have them plotted on our map.
2. Donate money we are travelling many miles across 2 and sometimes 3 zones in multiple vehicles and have accommodation in South and a camp in the North running costs. Not to mention new equipment we need which is not cheap !
3. Have you got an old iPhone kicking around ?? We could put it to serious use if you want to donate it condition does not matter it just needs to work !
4. If you see any badgers at the side of the road anywhere in Dorset please report them to us ASAP.
5. Come and join us either sett surveying, on a training walk or on a nightly patrol. We are a friendly group of people without egos or dramas who are getting the job done and with more help we could be as effective right across the county.
6. To give info or offers of help please send us a PM direct or email us at ...

01:28

Monoculture Tree Plantations and GE Trees in the United States An Update "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Photo of (non-GE) eucalyptus monoculture plantation in Florida   In July of this year Global Justice Ecology Project, the Campaign to stop GE Trees and a handful of other organizations, were successful in collecting signatures and comments from... Read More

The post Monoculture Tree Plantations and GE Trees in the United States An Update appeared first on Global Justice Ecology Project.

01:23

Celebrate the 2 year anniversary of Piggate with an episode of Peppa Pig that David Cameron doesnt want you to see "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

On this day two years ago news broke that during his university years, David Cameron put a private part of his anatomy into a dead pigs mouth. So lets celebrate the anniversary with this very special episode of Peppa Pig.

Excellent work by Jonny Lang. Its also a great occasion to be nostalgic about much simpler political times.

And remember some important clarifications:

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01:21

Indigenous peoples fight for land, history in Rhode Island and New Mexico Workers World "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Indigenous peoples fight for land, history in Rhode Island and New Mexico Workers World: Potumtuk is the spiritual center of the Pokanoket Nation and was also the site where Po Metacom, leader of a regional revolt against the colonizers in the 1670s, was beheaded. English settlers then grabbed the land. In more recent years, Brown Universitys Haffenreffer Museum has been located on part of Potumtuk.

The Pokanoket and some of their allies marched on Sept. 5 outside Browns student convocation ceremony, marking the beginning of the school year. They did this to draw attention to their struggle and provide information to students. The Pokanoket and Brown University are currently in discussions, as the encampment continues. For more information, see tinyurl.com/yapnlfa7

01:15

Spanish Police Storm Government Buildings Trying To Stop Independence Referendum "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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Spanish national police have stormed ministries and buildings belonging to Catalonias regional government to put a stop to the regions independence referendum.  In the early morning hours, armed officers arrived at various Catalan ministries, including the economics department, foreign affairs department, and social affairs department, and made arrests in an effort to stop Catalan independence.

The Guardia Civil, which acts with the authority of Madrids interior ministry, is searching for evidence regarding the planned October 1st referendum on Catalan independence, which Spains Constitutional Court has declared illegal. The Catalan president has accused the Spanish government of effectively suspending the regions autonomy and declaring a de facto state of emergency.

Police officers raided Catalan government offices on Wednesday and arrested 12 senior officials in a bid to stop an independence referendum being held in less than two weeks time. Pro-independence crowds have since formed outside the regional ministries in support of the provincial government and in protest against the raids and searches and attempts to stop the independence referendum.

According to...

Spanish Police Storm Government Buildings Trying To Stop Independence Referendum "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

catalonia

Spanish national police have stormed ministries and buildings belonging to Catalonias regional government to put a stop to the regions independence referendum.  In the early morning hours, armed officers arrived at various Catalan ministries, including the economics department, foreign affairs department, and social affairs department, and made arrests in an effort to stop Catalan independence.

The Guardia Civil, which acts with the authority of Madrids interior ministry, is searching for evidence regarding the planned October 1st referendum on Catalan independence, which Spains Constitutional Court has declared illegal. The Catalan president has accused the Spanish government of effectively suspending the regions autonomy and declaring a de facto state of emergency.

Police officers raided Catalan government offices on Wednesday and arrested 12 senior officials in a bid to stop an independence referendum being held in less than two weeks time. Pro-independence crowds have since formed outside the regional ministries in support of the provincial government and in protest against the raids and searches and attempts to stop the independence referendum.

According to The Guardian, Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia described the raids as a co-ordinated police assault that showed that Madrid has de facto suspended self-government and a...

01:12

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Direct Hit Footage 9/20/17 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


We pray for the people of Puerto Rico and all affected by Hurricane Maria

01:08

We Are At War Morgan Freeman Is The Face Of The New Committee To Investigate Russia "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

Morgan Freeman

Imagine this movie-script: a former KGB spy, angry at the collapse of his motherland, plots a course for revenge narrates the ominous sounding voice of Morgan Freeman.

The hysteria continues, and this time Hollywood has been enlisted. No this is not The Onion, but yet another serious committee for serious people. Meet the Committee to Investigate Russia which launched on Tuesday and immediately garnered broad coverage in pop-culture and entertainment news sites for its release of a short Morgan Freeman narrated video which aims to tell us the truth about Russian meddling in the US election. We have been attacked, Freeman says in his familiarly reassuring voice while gazing into the camera. We are at war.

Not only did the video burn up social media on Tuesday, but the founders of the lobbying group behind the production, barely one day old, were given substantial air time on cable news from CNN to MSNBC. Of course, it helps that actor, director, and lifelong Democrat Rob Reiner is behind it hes teamed up with neocons David Frum, Max Boot, and national security insiders like James Clapper.

Similar to other recently launched Russiagate campaigns and organizations weve profiledthe initiative is enjoying fawning mainstream media coverage from the very start. And apparently the historical irony is completely lost on Hollywood, a town which itself fell victim to the original McCarthyite witch hunt and its celebrity blacklist.

Meanwhile, it appears the Committee to Investigate Russia is designed to appeal especially to the popular masses and consumers of pop media and celebrity culture magazines. For example, the following gushin...

We Are At War Morgan Freeman Is The Face Of The New Committee To Investigate Russia "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

Morgan Freeman

Imagine this movie-script: a former KGB spy, angry at the collapse of his motherland, plots a course for revenge narrates the ominous sounding voice of Morgan Freeman.

The hysteria continues, and this time Hollywood has been enlisted. No this is not The Onion, but yet another serious committee for serious people. Meet the Committee to Investigate Russia which launched on Tuesday and immediately garnered broad coverage in pop-culture and entertainment news sites for its release of a short Morgan Freeman narrated video which aims to tell us the truth about Russian meddling in the US election. We have been attacked, Freeman says in his familiarly reassuring voice while gazing into the camera. We are at war.

Not only did the video burn up social media on Tuesday, but the founders of the lobbying group behind the production, barely one day old, were given substantial air time on cable news from CNN to MSNBC. Of course, it helps that actor, director, and lifelong Democrat Rob Reiner is behind it hes teamed up with neocons David Frum, Max Boot, and national security insiders like James Clapper.

Similar to other recently launched Russiagate campaigns and organizations weve profiledthe initiative is enjoying fawning mainstream media coverage from the very start. And apparently the historical irony is completely lost on Hollywood, a town which itself fell victim to the original McCarthyite witch hunt and its celebrity blacklist.

Meanwhile, it appears the Committee to Investigate Russia is designed to appeal especially to the popular masses and consumers of pop media and celebrity culture magazines. For example, the following gushing roll out coverage from entertainment news site PopSugar reads like the famed Max...

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - A Heap of Trouble "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



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Indian Government Moves to Deport Rohingya Refugees Amid Ethnic Cleansing | Democracy Now! "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Indian Government Moves to Deport Rohingya Refugees Amid Ethnic Cleansing | Democracy Now!: Indias government asked the countrys Supreme Court Monday to allow the deportation of more than 16,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees to Burma, where human rights groups say the government is waging an ethnic cleansing campaign. The threatened deportation came as Human Rights Watch distributed before-and-after satellite photos it says show the near total destruction of 214 Rohingya villages in Burma, with tens of thousands of homes burned to the ground. The photos echo the stories of the more than 410,000 Rohingya who have fled to refugee camps in Bangladesh.

01:00

Aeron Leverages Blockchain Tech for Safer Flights "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

After the successful presale, Aviation safety project launches a crowdsale with a focus on redefining aviation safety and ushering in transparency.

00:52

Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres What Were Looking At Tonight "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Wednesday has been a bit of a strange day in the bitcoin space so far. We are about to call time on the European session and the bitcoin price has spent the last hour or so in a phase of what looks like steady appreciation. This run, however, comes on the back of what was Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres What Were Looking At Tonight

The post Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres What Were Looking At Tonight appeared first on NEWSBTC.

00:51

This AI Tool Creates a 3D Portrait From a Single Photo "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Researchers from the University of Nottingham and Kingston University have come up with an AI tool that will turn a 2D portrait into a 3D version, using just a single portrait photo you upload to it.

Normally, when creating a 3D image, you would need multiple shots so that depth can be calculated and used to produce the final result. However, the team has worked out how it can be done with just one frame.

The research paper describes their technique, known as Direct Volumetric CNN Regression, which is used to bring the 3D image to life.

Computers have always faced problems when it comes to 3D face reconstruction, a problem which the researchers describe as of extraordinary difficulty.

Our [tool] works with just a single 2D facial image, does not require accurate alignment nor establishes dense correspondence between images, works for arbitrary facial poses and expressions, and can be used to reconstruct the whole 3D facial geometry, writes the researchers.

To achieve this, their system has been fed a data set of 2D images and corresponding 3D facial models. Learning from this training, the computer then is able to generate the 3D model itself from just a single new frame by extrapolating the data.

The findings have a variety of wider applications, such as in producing 3D avatars for video games, virtual reality, and curing mid-week boredom....

00:51

FBI Seeks to Question A Minor in Western North Carolina "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Its Going Down

On September 8, 2017, an FBI agent attempted to visit a comrade in western North Carolina. They visited a house, and the person there stepped outside to talk to the agent, who repeatedly asked if the comrade in question lived there. The person at the house did not engage with those questions, and instead insisted on a card from the agent that a lawyer could call later. The agent said it was regarding a case being handled by another office.

This comes at a time when anarchists have been standing up to a grand jury and other FBI harassment across the state of North Carolina. The person who the FBI agent was seeking secured legal representation. On September 13, 2017, their lawyer called a number the agent wrote down, and the FBI specified that they were actually looking to speak with the persons child, a minor. The FBI said that they were seeking the original person because a legal guardian had to be present for the agent to talk to the minor. During that call the agent stated she wanted to ask about graffiti on a car related to a case being investigated by the FBI Field Office in Raleigh, NC. The minor in question has now secured legal representation. Nobody above is speaking to the FBI.

We cannot just hope that harassment like this stops. Get educated on how to protect yourself if the FBI shows up. If you are approached by the FBI, refuse to answer their questions. Know your rights! Please read If An Agent Knocks for more information. We cannot let them intimidate us and raise fear and distrust.

If An Agent Knocks: https://ccrjustice.org/if-agent-knocks-booklet

[Earth First! Newswire editors note: The FBI appears to have taken a special interest in North Carolina activists lately. See this article and the articles it links to for more information.]

00:44

Decred Adds Atomic Swap Support for Exchange-Free Cryptocurrency Trading "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Decred Adds Support for Atomic Swaps for Direct Cryptocurrency Trading Without Exchanges

Decred is announcing support for on-chain atomic swaps, which will allow cryptocurrency holders to trade directly, without having to rely on external exchanges. The cryptocurrencies initially supported are Decred (DCR), Bitcoin (BTC) and Litecoin (LTC).

Support for on-chain atomic swaps is extremely useful,Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred Project Lead said in a statement. Thanks to the foresight of the Lightning Network authors and developers, and the dedication of our own developers, it is our pleasure to deliver an important capability that has been discussed since the concept of cross-chain atomic transfers was proposed in 2013.

Users can already begin performing exchanges between DCR, BTC and LTC using tools that the Decred developers have created. The tools are text-based at the moment, but will be integrated into the Decrediton GUI wallet in a future release.

According to the Decred team, this advancement disintermediates the exchange process, allowing for greater market fluency. It also delivers on the market desire for improved interoperability between currencies and the demand for new efficiencies that drive investor value.

"This is the first step in a progression toward high-utility, non-Turing complete smart contracts, Yocom-Piatt told Bitcoin Magazine. We look forward to a new generation of greater fluency between projects. It was a pleasure collaborating with the dev teams at Litecoin and Lighting Labs."

The concept of atomic swaps (or atomic cross-chain trading) were first described by Tier Nolan back in 2013. A previous Bitcoin Magazine article provides a step-by-step explanation of a simple example where two users agree to swap agreed amounts of BTC and LTC and use the multisig and time lock features available in both Bitcoin and Litecoin basic scripting to synchronize two transactions on two independent blockchains without having to trust each other.

00:42

All Are Welcome at Tors Open Hack Days "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

All Are Welcome at Tors Open Hack Days
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Next month in Montreal, Tor folks from around the world will be convening to discuss the future of...

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00:30

Ryanair to Charge Passengers Extra Fee to Get a Plane "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Ryanair has come up with another clever way of making more money by deciding to charge passengers an extra fee for those who want to travel on an actual aircraft. After purchasing their tickets passengers will be given the option of a plane or no plane. CEO Michael OLeary hopes most people will choose to pay the extra few pounds to have an aircraft to travel on.

I cant believe I never thought of this before, said OLeary. Its genius. See, only some people want to pay for priority boarding, travel insurance, an allocated seat, food, drink, a crappy scratchcard but we think most people going off on their holidays to the likes of Spain and Greece are probably going to want a plane in which to travel there.

Passengers who choose the Plane option when booking can look forward to having a Ryanair aircraft waiting for them at their chosen airport. If they have also clicked on the Fuel, Cabin Crew, and Pilot options the plane will actually take-off as well and fly them to their chosen destination.

Some were less than impressed and have refused to pay the extra charge. Im not paying extra for a bloody plane, fumed Bob McDonald, who when we spoke to him had been stuck at Stansted Airport for 17 days. Its an unnecessary extra they try and trap you into, so no, no plane for me. They can get stuffed. Mind you, 17 days at Stansted has certainly put a dent in the pocket!

 

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00:30

Design from A to Z: U Is For Upholstery "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Every day we are surrounded by upholstered furniture like sofas, chairs, benches and everything in between. From lush velvet fabrics to vintage tweed, furniture can be recovered or reupholstered in just about any fabric you can dream up. Thats one thing that I love so much about upholstered furniture you can make it your own, working in your personal style, and fit it into any room of your home. While big projects, like a sofa, might be best left to a professional, there are many weekend DIY projects that you can tackle yourself when it comes to upholstered furniture.

From the many home tours, studio tours, and DIY projects here at Design*Sponge, weve rounded up 10 of our favorite upholstery pieces for your inspiration. Enjoy! Erin

00:30

How a Recording Studio Mishap Created the Famous Drum Sound That Defined 80s Music & Beyond "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Its not a subtle effect, by any means, which is precisely what makes it so effective. Gated reverb, the sound of an airbag deploying or weather balloon suddenly blowing out, an airy thud that pervades eighties pop, and the work of every musician thereafter who has referenced eighties pop, including CHVRCHES, Tegan and Sara, M83, Beyonc, and Lorde, to name but a very few.

Before them came the pummeling gated drums of Kate Bush, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Depeche Mode, New Order, Cocteau Twins, David Bowie, and Grace Jones, who turned Roxy Musics Love is the Drug into a strict machine with the gated reverb of her 1980 cover.

Roxy Music caught up quickly with songs like the lovely More Than This on 1982s Avalon, but Jones was an early adopter of the effect, whichlike many a legendary piece of studio wizardrycame about entirely by accident, during a 1979 recording session for Peter Gabriels eerie solo track Intruder.




On the drumsVoxs Estelle Caswell tells us in the explainer video at the topwas Gabriels former Genesis bandmate Phil Collins, and in the control room, recording engineer Hugh Padgham, who had inadvertently left a talkback mic on in the studio.

The mic happened to be running through a heavy compressor, which squashed the sound, and a noise gate that clamped down on the reverberating drums, cutting off the natural decay and creating a short, sharp echo that cut right through any mix. After hearing the sound, Gabriel arranged Intruder around it, and the following year, Collins and Padgham created the most iconic use of gated reverb in pop music history on I...

00:30

China's IT Ministry Backs New Blockchain Research Lab "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A Chinese government-backed IT research body has launched a new research lab in order to support the development of blockchain technology in China.

00:30

Whats Trending? The Crime Drop "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Over at Family Inequality, Phil Cohen has a list of demographic facts you should know cold. They include basic figures like the US population (326 million), and how many Americans have a BA or higher (30%). These got me thinkingif we want to have smarter conversations and fight fake news, it is also helpful to know which way things are moving. Whats Trending? is a post series at Sociological Images with quick looks at whats up, whats down, and what sociologists have to say about it.

The Crime Drop

You may have heard about a recent spike in the murder rate across major U.S. cities last year. It was a key talking point for the Trump campaign on policing policy, but it also may be leveling off. Social scientists can also help put this bounce into context, because violent and property crimes in the U.S. have been going down for the past twenty years.

You can read more on the social sources of this drop in a feature post at The Society Pages. Neighborhood safety is a serious issue, but the data on crime rates doesnt always support the drama.

Evan Stewart is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Minnesota. You can follow him on Twitter.

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00:22

Jesus appears on designer shower curtains as Satan, a surfer, his holiness Tom Waits & MORE! "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


The lord and savior, Tom Waits, striking a Christ-like pose on a shower curtain by artist Hilan Can. The bible held by Waits contains lyrics from the musicians 2004 single, Dead and Lovely
 
Sometimes one is fortunate enough...

00:19

Earthquakes USA During Past Year "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

In case youre curious about earthquakes in the USA, Ive captured several maps showing where they have been shaking during the past year till the date of this post. There are well known regions of the United States which are susceptible to earthquakes and hopefully the people living there have established some sort of preparedness plan for just in case. Earthquake Preparedness at Home -San Andreas in California running up and down the state -Cascadia subduction zone in the pacific northwest just offshore   It is interesting to discover lesser known regions which have been active too. Look at all

The post Earthquakes USA During Past Year appeared first on Modern Survival Blog.

00:18

Call for Applications: Keepers of the Earth Fund "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Call for Applications: Keepers of the Earth Fund

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00:15

Korean Illustrator Perfectly Captures the Small Romantic Moments of Falling in Love "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Cute Couple Illustrations by Hyocheon Jeong

There are many ways to let someone know you care, and it doesn't have to include sweeping grand gestures. If you're looking for inspiration (or even guidance), artist Hyocheon Jeong highlights different forms of amorous expression through illustrated love stories. The wordless images feature couples as they navigate their relationships with tenderness and kindness.

Often intimate, Jeong focuses her compositions on small moments. Her characters enjoy quiet candlelit dinners, cuddling on the couch, and taking a whimsical twirl in the privacy of their home. Cloaked in dreamy purples, golden yellows, and blushing pinks, the illustrations are reminiscent of pleasant memories you'd cherish for a lifetimeand what made you fall in love with that special someone in the first place.

Jeongs images might feel otherworldly, but they are grounded in reality. The sources of my inspiration are always stories of people, she explains. Most of them are the stories of me and my boyfriend. I also get my ideas from the conversation with my friends. By drawing from these real-life moments, her illustrations are romantic without feeling too cheesy.

Artist Hyocheon Jeong creates cute couple illustrations that depict the quiet moments of being in love.

Cute Couple Illustrations by Hyocheon Jeong Cute Couple Illustrations by Hyocheon Jeong...

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UFO appears over Mexico 7.1 Earthquake during Live TV News "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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During a live TV broadcast suddenly a UFO coming out of the clouds, then the object stops and moves again. While it could be a drone that takes a look at the aftermath of the earthquake the object does not look like a drone.
Source: 
http://ufosightingshotspot.blogspot.pt

00:11

FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERTS 092001 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

All Groups FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERTS 092001 [Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.] Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.   Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 092001, E-E ALERTS, FIRE-EARTH Alerts, FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERT, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, FIRE-EARTH Science

00:09

Apartment Prepping and Small Spaces! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Apartment Prepping and Small Spaces Ray Becker The Ray Becker Show Audio player provided! In the first segment I cover the equities markets, metals, the dollar, Shanghai metal prices, BDI, VIXAll of the Indicators that weve been following. I believe that it is critical for us to closely monitor all activity at the beginning of Continue reading Apartment Prepping and Small Spaces!

The post Apartment Prepping and Small Spaces! appeared first on Prepper Broadcasting |Network.

00:06

CENTER OF HURRICANE MARIA PASSING WSW OF SAN JUAN "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

DESIGNER HURRICANE MARIA BISECTING PUERTO RICO POSITION AND INTENSITY UPDATE  9:00 AM AST Wed Sep 20 Max sustained winds: 145 mph [~235 km/h, Cat. 4B hurricane on FEWW New Hurricane Scale] Location: 18.3N, 66.3W Moving: NW at 13 mph Min pressure: 927 mb Interesting Cloud Formations  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: Cat. 4 hurricane, HURRICANE []

00:01

Pregnant women exposed to flouride are more likely to have kids with low IQ, study shows "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

  • The major study is the first of its kind; it involved researchers from Canada, US and Mexico
  • The researchers analyzed data on 300 mother-child pairs from Mexico 
  • They found every 0.5 milligram-per-liter increase of flouride in a pregnant womans urine marked a drop in intelligence scores for their children later in life
  • Experts warn the study, published today, shows flouride is particularly dangerous for brain development during gestation

Pre-natal exposure to fluoride is linked to lower measures of intelligence in children, an unprecedented study has found.

Researchers tracked data on nearly 300 mothers and their children in Mexico, testing the kids cognitive development twice in 12 years.

They found children were not affected by drinking flouride themselves, but tended to have low IQ scores on tests if their mothers flouride in their urine before childbirth.

Every 0.5 milligram-per-liter increase of flouride in a pregnant womans urine marked a drop in intelligence scores for their children later in life.

Experts warn the study, published today, shows flouride is particularly dangerous for brain development during gestation.

The research, the first of its kind, involved researchers from the worlds leading medical centers, including Harvard, McGill University, the University of Michigan, and the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico.

Our study shows that the growing fetal nervous system may be adversely affected by higher levels of fluoride exposure, said Dr. Howard Hu, the studys principal investigator and professor of environmental health, epidemiology and global health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

It also suggests that the prenatal nervous system may be more sensitive to fluoride compared to that of school-aged children.

Flouride first took off as a bone-protected chemical 60 years ago.

Over the years, it has been added to tap water and dental products as well as table salt and milk in the US and Canada, ti...

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23:58

How to survive a coding bootcamp and maximize your chances of getting hired "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Photo Credit: Simon Arbams

In 2015 I was totally non-technical. And yet, five months later, I got hired as a developer. This was all thanks to a fantastic (and free) coding bootcamp in London. It was the best learning experience Ive ever had, and one that Ive written a lot about.

Im now building a coding screencast tool that makes it easier to teach and learn programming, so I care a lot about this subject. I love to hear stories of people who have changed their lives through learning how to code.

But not everyone who attends a coding bootcamp succeeds to get a good job. This isnt surprising since there are so many pitfalls to avoid along the way. So this article will help you avoid these pitfalls and come out on the other end as an professional developer.

Tip #1: Pick the right one

First of all, you should think closely about which coding bootcamp you choose. There are many of them, and what separates them isnt merely their quality, but a bunch of other verticals as well.

Here are a few:

  • Cost: ranges from free (or free upfront, but you pay a percentage of your first years salary) on up to US $20,000
  • Location: should you move to a different city or finding a local coding bootcamp?
  • Tools taught: JavaScript/Node.js, Python, Ruby, .NET, etc.
  • Online VS offline

Consider each of these factors and figure out whats important for you and whats not. Once you know what you want (i.e. a JavaScript bootcamp for under 15K USD in the US this autumn) you can start searching for the right one.

You should be methodical about this. If you need tips on exactly how to do this, Ive written an article about how I did it here.

In essence, I made a big list of the ones that were relevant for me, then applied to all of them. Then I filtered down as I either got rejected or decided to reject them.

I got accepted to five different ones, meaning I could pick and choose. After a lot of consideration, I went for Founders and Coders in London.

One of the most important aspects of this process is filtering out the less serious schools. You...

23:54

Fluoride Exposure In Utero Linked To Lower IQ In Kids, Study Says "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Year after year, more and more people are becoming aware of the harmful effects fluoride can have on the human body. Fluoride has been a known neurotoxin for a long time, but the government claims it benefits our teeth.

In reality, its not even known to actually prevent the buildup of harmful oral bacteria; however, it is known to be toxic, with long-term ingestion linked to brain, heart, and bone issues. Fluoride is also an endocrine disruptor, and can affect your thyroid gland, pineal gland, and blood sugar levels.

Many universities and established scientific publications have gathered data on the health risks associated with fluoride. For example, a 2014 study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health and Icahn School of Medicine studied the effects of certain developmental neurotoxicants, including fluoride.

The researchers stated that children exposed to fluoride in drinking water showed an average IQ decrement of about seven points in children exposed to raised fluoride concentrations.

Well, another groundbreaking study was just published on Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, further supporting that fluoride exposure can cause a reduction in IQ levels. However, this study was conducted in Mexico, where there is no fluoride added to drinking water (though there is some naturally occurring), meaning that much of the fluoride children are exposed to comes from sources outside of water.

Can you imagine how much fluoride were exposed to, given that its added to most of the drinking water all over North America and its in our conventional toothpaste brands, too?

The study involved approximately 300 sets of mothers and their children in Mexico. The researchers evaluated children on their cognitive development twice over a period of 12 years. To be clear, fluoride isnt actually added to the public water system in Mexico, but children are still exposed to fluoride through toothpaste, naturally-occurring fluoride, supplements, and fluoridated salt, among other sources.

The researchers measured fluoride through urine analysis. The results showed a decrease in intelligence test scores for every 0.5 milligram-per-liter rise in fluoride exposure beyond 0.8 milligrams per liter found in urine. The researchers noted that fluoride exposure in utero was especially influential on IQ.

The study results read:

In this study, higher levels of maternal urinary fluoride during pregnancy (a proxy for prenatal fluoride exposure) that are in the range of levels of exposure in other general population samples of pregnant women as well as nonpregnant adults were associated with lower scores on tests of...

23:53

Bega Valley: Fluoridation vote deferred as opponents make fresh plea "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Council has chosen to defer the vote on whether to fluoridate its water supplies after hearing passionate presentations supported by community members in the gallery at the council meeting Wednesday.

All presentations referenced the possibility of council referring the decision to NSW Health with speakers reminding council that it should be councillors own decision.

It was a point not lost on councillor Russell Fitzpatrick who said he felt no obligation to transfer the matter to NSW Health.

I totally agree its a decision of this council. No way should there be an abrogation of our authority on this matter, Cr Fitzpatrick said to applause from the floor.

Director transport and utilities Terry Dodd mentioned the voluminous nature of material presented.

Given the number of comments it would be unreasonable to try and digest these today, Mr Dodds said and asked for time to review them before the matter came back to council.

There are four water supply systems in the Bega Valley Shire, Tantawanglo-Kiah, Brogo-Bermagui, Bemboka and Bega-Tathra. Fluoride has been added to the Bega-Tathra water supply system since 1963 and council has looked at adding fluoride to the Tantawanglo-Kiah and Brogo-Bermagui water supplies.

The fluoridation question has been the source of much concern by the community and there has been a concerted effort by anti-fluoride campaigners during the public submission period. Council received a total of 332 valid submissions and of these 86 per cent were against fluoridation. This represents about one per cent of the 29,000 people, to whom council supplies water.

The 14 per cent that supported fluoridation mostly cited dental health benefits. Submissions against fluoridation cited a number of reasons including fluoride being toxic, being against mass medication, being against forced medication, not believing that fluoride reduces tooth decay and not wanting chemicals added to drinking water.

*Original article online at http://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/4938047/fluoridation-vote-deferred-as-opponents-make-fresh-plea/?cs=509

23:47

Native Rock Musician Robby Romero Partners With PledgeMusic To Commemorate The Fort Laramie Treaty Of 1851 Between United States And Native Nations "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Native Rock Musician Robby Romero Partners With PledgeMusic To Commemorate The Fort Laramie Treaty Of 1851 Between United States And Native Nations

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#Honor1851Treaty Music Campaign Rallies Artists In Support Of Native Rights, Featuring KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, TAKAYIA BLANEY, GARY FARMER, DAKOTA ROMERO, ROBERT MIRABAL, RAYE ZARAGOZA, & MORE


New York, NY (September 17, 2017) Robby Romero, (Red Thunder) Native Rock music p...

23:42

Ski resort who got a 1 star review because the mountain was too difficult turns it into an ad "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A ski resort in Utah got a one-star review from someone complaining that the mountain was too tough, so they turned into a double page magazine advert.

It reads:


Ive heard Snowbird is a tough mountain, but this is ridiculous. It felt like every trail was a steep chute or littered with tree wells. How is anyone supposed to ride in that? Not fun! Greg, Los Angeles

Its a very clever idea, appealing to skiers who are looking for a challenge. The resorts Director of Marketing was on hand to explain things.

We get people telling us that they hate our toilet paper. Theres literally a complaint for everything. Snowbird is a challenging mountain, but thats what makes it so special.

Theyre not the first to turn a negative review into an ad some cafe owners have been doing it with Yelp reviewers for years

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23:41

Icelandic Government Collapses After Plot To Pardon Pedophile Rapist Exposed "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Icelands justice system has received praise in recent years for its successful prosecution of multiple bankers who helped bring on the 2008 financial crisis. Though some of those bankers have been released early from prison, the latest controversy in the country stems from an entirely different miscarriage of justice. Last week, it emerged that Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson knew []

23:40

Poverty "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

When I was young I used to think, That when people said 'make ends meet,' They were saying 'make ends meat.' And it meant something totally unlinked, It meant you were so poor, That you'd steal right out the butcher's door. It meant that without a second blink, You'd steal the ends of meat for dinner, And tendon's tougher than the hardest sinner.

Thanks to

Rachel

for the submission!

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23:39

From the The Stupid, It Burns Department: Science denial not limited to political right "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest rant by David Middleton Science denial not limited to political right September 19, 2017 In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many claims have been made that science denial, particularly as it relates to climate change, is primarily a problem of the political right. [] UIC Today Thats like saying in the wake

23:32

Chelsea Handler Just Called Stacey Dash A 'Black White Supremacist' and Her Response Is Shaking The Internet!! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Comedian Chelsea Handler is calling prominent black conservatives such as Stacey Dash, David Clarke, and Ben Carson "Black White Supremacists" and it isn't going over well.

ijr.com reported: Black white supremacists are black people who think white people are better than them, Handler said.

Now, Dash is hitting back with considerable force after Handler questioned her blackness.


Here is what I have to say in response to being called a black white supremacist David Chapelles Clayton Bigsby did it better, Dash wrote in a post on Young Conservatives.

The actress continued:

Myself, Ben Carson, Sheriff David Clarke are white supremacists in black skin. Is that it? Because we disagree with the liberal, Left agendaa wealthy, white liberal celebrity gets to slander a brilliant and famous neurosurgeon, a respected man of the law, and me? Theres an opportunity to invoke white privilege here somewhere, Im sure. Wait, I forgot, thats a title exclusive to conservatives only.


Liberals love to embrace wealthy celebrities who in turn like to fashion downtrodden victims out of their fan base and remind them that they are under the heels ofwell, wealthy white people like them.

SoIm a black white supremacist? Its a stupid thing to say and its not funny. Liberals will laugh at anything at anyones expense because they pass it off as Im sticking up for YOU. See, I get paid millions to sit at this desk, walk across this air-conditioned outside red carpet, fly in these jets and I get to tell YOU how to save the environment and fight climate change. I get to tell YOU who to vote for. I get to tell YO...

23:31

Survival announces winners of annual photographic competition "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

The winning photo of a Samburu man in Kenya by Timo Heiny.
Timo Heiny / Survival International

Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples rights, is delighted to announce the twelve winning entries of its annual photo competition. The winning photograph is of a Samburu tribesman in Kenya by Timo Heiny, and appears on the cover of Survivals 2018 We, the People Calendar.

The winning entries give an insight into tribal peoples largely self-sufficient and extraordinarily diverse ways of life. The photographs feature tribal peoples from around the world - including many who Survival work with. 

The eleven runners-up, whose pictures also appear in Survivals 2018 Calendar are: 

Alice Kohler Arawet, Brazil,
Sabine Hammes Bayaka, Central African Republic
Renato Soares Kalapalo, Brazil
Mattia Passarini Kinnaura, India
Segundo Chuquipiondo Chota Ashaninka, Peru
Percy Ramrez Medina Quechua, Peru
Gabriel Uchida Uru Eu Wau Wau, Brazil
Phillippe Geslin Inuit, Greenland
Renato Soares Kayapo, Brazil
Geffroy Yannick Kham, Tibet
Giordano Cipriani Hamar, Ethiopia

Another of the runners-up, an Arawet woman in Brazil by Alice Kohler.
Alice Kohler / Survival International

Stephen Corry, Director of Survival said: Powerful images have always been at the heart of our fight for tribal peoples rights. We are delighted to have had so many strong entries this year, and hope that they will help energize people to get behind our mission.

Survival International was founded in 1969 following an article by Norman Lewis in the UKs Sunday Times Magazine about the genocide of...

23:30

Chinas Bitcoin Crackdown Will not Affect Mining Operation, John McAfee Claims "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The current Bitcoin situation in China remains rather vague for now. We know all major exchanges will halt CNY trading at the end of October. It also appears OTC and P2P trading service providers may be affected. One particular industry related to Bitcoin will not see major changes, though. According to John McAfee, mining Bitcoin Continue reading Chinas Bitcoin Crackdown Will not Affect Mining Operation, John McAfee Claims

The post Chinas Bitcoin Crackdown Will not Affect Mining Operation, John McAfee Claims appeared first on NEWSBTC.

23:30

How a Mark Twain Travel Book Turned Palestine into a Desert "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Sacred to the Memory of Adam The American Publisher vol. 3 (1872) (all images are illustrations in the public domain)

Years ago a lifetime ago, it seems I lived in Israel.  For three years I called the city of Ashkelon home. I was an archaeologist, and while I lived there I occasionally served as a tour guide to the site of ancient Ashkelon, now a national park within the modern city. Once I led a group of women from Hadassah, who had come to Israel in solidarity during one of the Gaza wars . (The group had their own Israeli guide with them, and he had brought them to Ashkelon.) As we toured the site, I mentioned something about the Early Islamic period, and one of the women in the group asked if there had actually been Muslims living there. Before I could tell her that we were standing on what had for centuries been farmland of the Arab village of Jura a village depopulated in 1948 and subsequently bulldozed the Israeli guide jumped in: 1066 I mean, 1866.

Actually it was 1867.

And, in a scene worthy of The Innocents Abroad, he proceeded to tell of the emptiness and ruin and disappointment that met Mark Twain when he traveled to the Holy Land that year.

The Pilgrims Vision

1867 was a milestone year in Western interactions with Palestine. It marked the beginning of Charles Warrens groundbreaking excavations in Jerusalem for the Palestine Exploration Fund. And that summer, Twain set sail on the...

23:30

Maker Spotlight: Elizabeth Kruger "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Inspired by what she witnessed at Anime Milwaukee in 2013, Elizabeth Kruger has taken up cosplay to express her creative side.

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Tokens for Climate Change? How We Can Rise Above ICO Mania "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Tokens for climate change? CoinDesk advisor Michael Casey argues it's a question worth taking seriously.

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Intimate Photo Goes Viral for Quietly Celebrating a Nurse Who Helps Deliver Babies "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Birth photos are primarily centered around the parents and baby, but there's a whole side to this life-altering experience that isn't as well documented. What's often missing are portraits of nurses and doulas that act as a vital source of support before, during, and after the baby has arrived. One striking imagethat has since gone viralpays homage to the amazing staff who help bring life into this world. Shot by Katie Lacer, the photograph depicts an intimate moment between a nurse and a mother who has just given birth.

The picture struck a chord with Jill Krause, a writer and mom of four. She shared it on Facebook with a personal message celebrating doulas and nurses for their kindness and compassion in these challenging, but ultimately amazing, times. The minute I saw that photo pop up in my personal Facebook feed, I was flooded with emotions, Krause later remarked. Each and every nurse was an angel.

Krauses post resonated with moms across the world, and many of them shared their own positive experiences with support staff. My delivery nurse grabbed my cellphone without me asking and snapped pictures of my boyfriend and I when they first put the baby on my chest, one woman said. It was honestly one of the sweetest things anyone could've done for me that day. I'll always be thankful for that.

Another mom recalled a story that epitomizes the passion that nurses and doulas have for their patients. When I was pushing, she wrote, I'll never forget pulling my face away from my nurse's chest to see her scrub top SOAKED with my sweat and tears. I was like, Oh my god I'm so sorry! And she went, Baby, this is life all over my shirt. Nowhere else I'd rather be. Now let's get that baby out.

Read more heartwarming stories in the comment section of Lacer's photo. With over 7.5K comments, there are...

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ALBUQUERQUE: Vote to add fluoride to metros drinking water scheduled for today "IndyWatch Feed Health"

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. The citys water authority is scheduled to decide if fluoride will be added to drinking water in Albuquerque.

Last month the Water Authoritys Governing Board delayed the vote to September 20.

Fluoride operations were halted in 2011, but there has been a national push from those who believe it will benefit the publics health.

The equipment needed for it would cost the utility authority $260,000.

The board is slated to vote at 5 p.m.

23:24

What Your Lungs Look Like After Smoking One Pack of Cigarettes "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Amanda Monteiro; Collective Evolution

Weve come a long way when it comes to recognizing the dangers of cigarettes, yet many still indulge in this deadly habit. While Statistics Canada has seen a decline in heavy smokers compared to a decade ago, they have found that light smoking is increasing. While this may seem like a small victory, no amount of smoke intake is good for our overall health, and smoking can take off up to nine years of your life. Its a well known fact that smoking cigarettes increases your chances of developing cancer, particularly lung cancer, which causes more deaths than any other type.

If youve ever seen a cigarette pack in recent years, its likely youve noticed the graphic warning labels. Its hard to determine if this tactic has been effective in deterring people from smoking, or whether these images are just numbing people to the reality that this weekly purchase is slowly killing them. The effects are quite gruesome and rarely lead to a quick death, but rather a steady, debilitating decline.


Aside from leading to a higher risk of lung cancer, cigarettes increase your risk of developing cancer in the mouth, lips, throat, larynx (voice box), and oesophagus. It can cause further damage to your lungs, leading to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including bronchitis and emphysema. Smoking affects and damages your heart and blood circulation, increasing your risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

YouTuber Chris Notap decided to conduct an experiment to showcase the imme...

23:21

Australia Ends Double Taxation of Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin and other cryptos are no longer double taxed in Australia

23:15

The Billion Coin (TBC) Review How a Scam Goes Bust "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post The Billion Coin (TBC) Review How a Scam Goes Bust appeared first on 99 Bitcoins.

The following article reflects the authors opinion alone and is not investment advice. Theres been quite the buzz over a coin called The Billion Coin (TBC), so I decided to dig a little deeper to see what all the fuss was about. TL;DR version: Its a scam. Stay away at all costs. The actual market [...]

23:08

MILIA: How to Remove the Small White Skin Cysts? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Healthy & Tasty Recipes

Have you ever heard of the term milia? Well, if you havent, then you should definitely read the article below. First, let me tell you whats milia its a group of small, solid, white, keratin filled cysts, which are formed under the skin. And they usually appear when keratin remains stuck below its surface. Whats keratin? Well, keratin is a strong protein found in the tissues of the skin cells, hair and nails. These cysts look just like pimples and they are easy to notice.

This type of skin problem usually occurs in newborns, but you should be very careful, because it can also occur in people at all ages and they can disappear within a few weeks. These cysts are usually 1-2 mm in diameter and they appear on the area around the nose, eyes and cheeks. But, dont get us wrong they can appear on the other body parts as well. In this article we are going to show you how to remove these small skin cysts in all natural way. These 3 alternative methods are very simple. You just have to follow the simple instructions. Heres what you need to do:


3 alternative methods to remove the small skin cysts from your skin:

1st Method you can use the comedone extractor to gently coax the milia out through the small opening. Note: you should be very gentle. And then, when you have made the teeny tear on top of the milia use tweezers to lift out. When you are done with that, you need to finish up with your usual skincare routine.
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23:04

7 Must-Have Healing Herbs "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Care2.com

Peeked inside your medicine cabinet lately? Chances areeven if you eat locally, compost food scraps, and clean with nothing but vinegar and baking sodaits contents are a medicinal flashback to your childhood.

When it comes to our medicine cabinets, its habitual to reach for over-the-counter drugs, says Madelon Hope, M.Ed., LMHC, a clinical herbalist and director of the Boston School of Herbal Studies. These medications are the ones our mothers gave us, and those memories condition our responses today. If this sounds like you, its time for a bathroom-cabinet makeover.

While there are times you may still want to use conventional meds, such as ibuprofen and antibiotic ointment, natural remedies can be just as fast and effective as over-the-counter fixessometimes more so. Best of all, they often have far fewer (if any) pesky or potentially harmful side effects. You dont have to replace everything in your cabinet all at once, of course, and not every natural remedy is right for everyone.

But if youre looking to transform your medicine cabinet from retro-conventional to at least partially au naturel, here are a few items youll want to consider keeping within reach.


Calendula Cream

Good for: Insect bites, stings or skin irritation

Because: Calendula (made from marigolds) is a centuries-old remedy for any skin itch or ouch, from bee stings to sunburn to eczema. The plants skin-relieving properties come from its mixture of essential oils, which are both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.

How to: Apply an ointment containing 2 to 5 percent calendula, as needed, up to four times daily.
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This Chinese tourist spot has a very thoughtful sign "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

This place in the Xinjiang region of China is really looking out for Western tourists.

Its a land of great hospitality.

The post This Chinese tourist spot has a very thoughtful sign appeared first on The Poke.

22:44

Quackademic Medicine at UC Irvine "IndyWatch Feed Health"

UC Irvine Medicine School opens a center for integrative medicine, selling out to promote quackery in medicine.

22:44

Footage Of Mexican Earthquake Shows Buildings Collapse And Explode "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

explosion

*Photo Credit: Express.UK

Footage of an explosion shortly after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City yesterday is terrifying.  Flames can be seen engulfing the building as a ring of fire crawls into the sky.

Buildings in Mexico City shook as the quake rumbled below them, and office workers fled into the street for fear of their lives. There have been reports of widespread fires in buildings across the capital and several people are said to be trapped.  Most recent reports put the death toll at 216, and that number could still climb.

Perhaps the most sensational and horrifying video of the destruction is that of an exploding building. The video begins as a fire is already burning.  Then youll hear a loud pop as the fireball extends toward the sky.

Residents in the city also caught a building collapse on video shortly after the earthquake.

The epicenter of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake was 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles (55 km) south-southwest of the city of Puebla, in Puebla state, according to the US Geological Survey. President Enrique Pea Nieto said 22 bodies were found in the debris of an elementary school in Mexico City that collapsed due to the earthquake. At least 30 children were still missing Tuesday night, he said.

Footage Of Mexican Earthquake Shows Buildings Collapse And Explode "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

explosion

*Photo Credit: Express.UK

Footage of an explosion shortly after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City yesterday is terrifying. Flames can be seen engulfing the building as a ring of fire crawls into the sky.

Buildings in Mexico City shook as the quake rumbled below them, and office workers fled into the street for fear of their lives. There have been reports of widespread fires in buildings across the capital and several people are said to be trapped. Most recent reports put the death toll at 216, and that number could still climb.

Perhaps the most sensational and horrifying video of the destruction is that of an exploding building. The video begins as a fire is already burning. Then youll hear a loud pop as the fireball extends toward the sky.

Residents in the city also caught a building collapse on video shortly after the earthquake.

The epicenter of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake was 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles (55 km) south-southwest of the city of Puebla, in Puebla state, according to the US Geological Survey. President Enrique Pea Nieto said 22 bodies were found in the debris of an elementary school in Mexico City that collapsed due to the earthquake. At least 30 children were still missing Tuesday night, he said.

22:41

Fake or Real? Sony A6000II specs "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

From unknown sourcewhich means it easily can be wrong: As you might have noticed the A6000 bundles are discounted right now by $200-300 to clear stock. Wanted to share some specs of the upcoming Sony A6000 Mark II which should

The post Fake or Real? Sony A6000II specs appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Auckland Islands, M5.1 Cook Strait, New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Auckland Islands, New Zealand at 01:43 UTC (13:43 local time) on September 20, 2017. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). GFZ Potsdam (GEOFON) is reporting the same magnitude and depth....... Read more

22:32

New Moon In Virgo, September 19/20 -Best Mantra For Each Zodiac Sign "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

September 19s new moon in Virgo is a crystal clear lunation for getting creative, refining your vision, and divining the exact kind of world you want to see.

Virgo seasons mission is to bring the external world into alignment with what lives inside, and with Venus also entering the sign on September 19, and the Libran sun entering the mix on Sept. 22its a week of aesthetics, ideals, and the sharpened tools for bringing heaven to earth. Let your perception shape the reality that youre birthing into being. The landscape you look upon rests in your nimble hands.

As we move towards the fall equinox, the shift from the solitude of the Virgo sun into the Libran month of partnership, is one of the most important cosmic turns of the year.

Can you trust so profoundly in your own singularity that you can reach out across the great divide for another person? This moment of equilibrium reveals that theres everything to be gained, when we challenge ourselves to integrate what we perceive to be other.

By all means, revel in your personal tastes. And then step up to the buffet table and taste the rainbow. With nomadic seeker Jupiters final opposition to radically electrifying Uranus on September 28, well be ready to blow open the doors and expand our consciousness beyond the old mantras of should and must.

When we build this dream together, nothing can stop us. Let The Numinous be your guide.

# Aries & Aries Rising

New moon mantra: Softening my selfhood is a radical act of courage.

At work: This is challenging week that asks you to slow your roll and soften your edges, fierce firebrand. No mean feat for a mami whos given to going ever faster and harder. Consider what you think is not yours professionally during this next moon cycle. Feel into the tasks youd rather not take on. Then move lovingly towards this foreign realm, no matter how long these projects take to unfold. Reach out for all the support you need. You dont have to go it alone. And not going it alone may be your fiercest move yet.

Out of the office: Its a pair figure-skating week for feeling into the sweet sensation of synchronicity. It doesnt need to be all or nothing in partnerships. Trust that you can show up without needing to prove who you are or arent. Let a friend or lover pour the wine, choose the music, light the scented candles. Let this feel like taking a delicious...

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Wikileaks Publishes Spy Files Russia Detailing Russias Mass Surveillance System "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Zero HedgePerhaps in an attempt to refute recurring allegations that it has traditionally focused on exposing only US state secrets, if not being an outright covert and subversive Moscow front, today Wikileaks released a new cache of documents which it claims detail surveillance apparatus used by the Russian state to spy on Internet and mobile users. Its the first time the organization has leaked material directly pertaining to the Russian state.
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Recommended: Tephra Sound Horizon "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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The Onion/SNL/MadTVs Multi Blade RazorWho would have thought razor would "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

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Asked about other concerns facing residents, Carolina shrugged off eviction. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

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Devastating: Authors retract paper in Nature journal upon discovering error "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Several years ago, Chris Dames thought he had made an exciting discovery, a secret sauce that would allow him to design a device using a novel mechanism. In a 2014 Nature Communications paper, Dameswho works at the University of California at Berkeleyand his team described the first experimental results for the device, a photon thermal []

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What Your Lungs Look Like After Smoking One Pack Of Cigarettes "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Weve come a long way when it comes to recognizing the dangers of cigarettes, yet many still indulge in this deadly habit. While Statistics Canada has seen a decline in heavy smokers compared to a decade ago, they have found that light smoking is increasing. While this may seem like a small victory, no amount of smoke intake is good for our overall health, and smoking can take off up to nine years of your life. Its a well known fact that smoking cigarettes increases your chances of developing cancer, particularly lung cancer, which causes more deaths than any other type.

If youve ever seen a cigarette pack in recent years, its likely youve noticed the graphic warning labels. Its hard to determine if this tactic has been effective in deterring people from smoking, or whether these images are just numbing people to the reality that this weekly purchase is slowly killing them. The effects are quite gruesome and rarely lead to a quick death, but rather a steady, debilitating decline.

Aside from leading to a higher risk of lung cancer, cigarettes increase your risk of developing cancer in the mouth, lips, throat, larynx (voice box), and oesophagus. It can cause further damage to your lungs, leading to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including bronchitis and emphysema. Smoking affects and damages your heart and blood circulation, increasing your risk of coronary heart disease,...

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Lang didnt surrender a single hit on Aaron Rodgers last "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

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This post is written by Heidi of Handmade Frenzy.

Happy Wednesday Gnats readers!

I dont know about you, but I sure am enjoying seeing all of these Hadley Tops this week! The pattern is available in the shop in both printed and digital version. It is such a lovely design. I was drawn to it immediately when it was released and couldnt wait to sew up my own tencel rayon hadley top.

I used the Geneva Tencel Rayon in black from the shop (available here), and I could not be more thrilled with this pattern/fabric combo!

This fabric was an absolute dream to work with! It pressed better than any rayon I have used before; it has more weight than a challis and was less shifty overall when working with it.

The outcome (and I honestly mean this), is the most RTW (ready-to-wear) like top that has ever come off my machines. It has a silky smooth feel, and the seams all pressed so beautifully, plus the drape and flow of the fabric just makes it feel very high-end.

I was worried about top-stitching the center front and center back seams with this fabric, since my experience with rayon is that (without interfacing) this can be a pain because the fabric just wants to shift and the stitches end up not being nice and even. I am so, so happy tha