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Friday, 25 August

01:07

Footage of Over 30 Hummingbirds Splashing in a Birdbath "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Youtuber WildWingsLA has a special birdbath setup specifically for hummingbirds outside their Beverly Hills home. Known for being territorial, its rare to see so many birds at once, but at times the frame fills with dozens of them. Fun fact: a group of a hummingbirds is called a charm. (via Laughing Squid)

00:59

Former CIA Agent Is Raising Cash To Buy Twitter And Delete Trump's Account "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Former CIA Agent Is Raising Cash To Buy Twitter And Delete Trump's Account

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Unveiling a novel, if oddly circuitous attempt to shut up President Donald Trump on his favorite social network, former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson has launched a crowdfunding campaign in hopes of raising enough money to buy Twitter so she can then ban Trump from using it.

The blonde ex-spook launched the fundraiser last week, tweeting: If @Twitter executives wont shut down Trumps violence and hate, then its up to us. #BuyTwitter #BanTrump.

The GoFundMe page for the fundraiser says Trumps tweets damage the country and put people in harms way.

From the campaign: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-23/ex-cia-agent-raising-cash-buy-twitter-and-delete-trumps-account

00:58

4 Reasons to Avoid Seitan: Groovy Name for a Not So Groovy Ingredient "IndyWatch Feed Health"

seitanIt never ceases to amaze me how manufacturers so brazenly play bait and switch with the food labels for their products. The latest ingredient game that educated consumers need to know about is seitan. This is especially true for those who may be unknowingly eating it in the form of sprouted breads such as the very popular brand Ezekiel.(...)
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The post 4 Reasons to Avoid Seitan: Groovy Name for a Not So Groovy Ingredient appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist.

00:57

Inexpensive water storage container "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Here's an inexpensive water storage container. This wouldn't hold up for the long run but would get you by for awhile.

Cost was $70 for the pool and filter pump.

Dimensions are 14 feet in diameter and 26 inches deep.

Holds approximately 2000 gallons. I'll let somebody else do the math on the weight.

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00:57

Hi from NC "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Hey everyone, started looking at some of the posts here 4 hrs ago and still impressed and absorbed with all the info you guys have accumulated! I'm aiming for self sufficient living in the next 5 years but have lots to learn. Any advice is appreciated.

My plan is to find a small enough piece of land to be able to handle alone but still have enough room to provide enough food for myself. I have spent three years getting myself debt free and set up with a truck and rv. Now saving for land. I...

Hi from NC

00:56

New Miniature Mobile Homes Created From Balsa Wood by Vera van Wolferen "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Dutch artist Vera van Wolferen (previously here and here) imagines new designs for homes on-the-go, producing miniature balsa wood models of tiny houses that teeter on the top of sedans or contain wheels to propel themselves on the road. The sculptures, which she refers to as Story Objects, are intended to allude to narratives, and are often built with the addition of cotton to serve as clouds or tiny puffs of chimney smoke. The rest of the miniature house is left as minimal as possible, van Wolferen focusing on the architecture of the object rather than a complicated color scheme.

You can see a 360 degree video for a piece shes titled Jeep Safari for the Cultural Anthropologist in the video below, and view more of her miniature homes on her InstagramFacebook and Behance.

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00:55

English Translations of Obscure Medieval Texts Go Online "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Woman with an open book and a king on horseback, illustrated in MS Burney 275, f.120 (1309-16) (via British Library)Woman with an open book and a king on horseback, illustrated in MS Burney 275, f.120 (1309-16) (via British Library). The image illustrates The Trust That I Have In You 15th-century song on the Global Medieval Sourcebook

Images from medieval manuscripts have had something of a revival on social media, with viral accounts sharing their strange scenes of bizarre beasts or cavorting knights and monks. Yet the reading of those manuscripts by non-scholars remains low, partly due to a lack of access. The recently launched Global Medieval Sourcebook (GMS), curated by Stanford University faculty and students, offers English versions of previously untranslated Middle Ages literature.

These images are often shared without text, and it can be hard to contextualize them if youre outside of a formal educational environment, without access to books on the topic, and with no real way to sift through information that is out there, Mae Lyons-Penner, a PhD student in comparative literature and the GMS project manager, told Hyperallergic. Thats a barrier that we hope to break down by presenting a diverse array of short medieval texts within their cultural and historical context: sharing what we know about who produced them, who read them, what their importance was, and how it has shaped the way we think about the Middle Ages today.

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00:46

Rising Crypto-Market Makes It Important to Secure Bitcoin Wallets against Hacking Attempts "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin, the popular cryptocurrency has been lately staying true its moniker Digital Gold by exhibiting a huge surge in price. The cryptocurrencys performance has kindled interest among many seasoned mainstream investors as well as newbies. Many people have started to buy Bitcoin as experts predict the price to reach new heights in the coming Continue reading Rising Crypto-Market Makes It Important to Secure Bitcoin Wallets against Hacking Attempts

The post Rising Crypto-Market Makes It Important to Secure Bitcoin Wallets against Hacking Attempts appeared first on NEWSBTC.

00:45

Bitcoin Price Rise: There Is No Wrong Time to Buy Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Since its introduction in 2009, Bitcoin has disrupted the global economic system by offering an alternative to conventional monetary and financial systems. The cryptocurrency and its underlying technology now have a variety of applications across domains, which makes it hard to ignore. However, Bitcoins very disruptive nature has also bred hostility between mainstream financial institutions Continue reading Bitcoin Price Rise: There Is No Wrong Time to Buy Bitcoin

The post Bitcoin Price Rise: There Is No Wrong Time to Buy Bitcoin appeared first on NEWSBTC.

00:40

Donald Trump retweeted this and people love that he just doesnt get it "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Donald Trumps been doing what he does best today hes been on Twitter. And this retweet has got people particularly excited.

Trump clearly thinks its a funny gag at the expense of Barack Obama hes eclipsed the former president! but is it? Er

00:39

Stinkfish for Cuma Project in Italy "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

South American superstar Stinkfish recently spent a few weeks in Italy where he was invited by the Cuma Street Art Project to bring his magic touch.

Painting on the streets of Cotignola and Alfonsine, the South American muralist and painter brought to life some his ultra-vibrant portrait-based imagery which will surely be enjoyed by the locals for years to come.

Next for Stinkfish is now London where he will be opening a brand new solo exhibition on September 21st at BSMT Gallery.

Take a look at more images and keep checking back with us for more street art updates from Europe and beyond.

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00:31

Dopamine & Serotonin: Is Depression Really the Result of a Chemical Imbalance? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Arjun WaliaThere are many uninformed individuals when it comes to knowing whats happening within the modern day medical industry, and by no fault of their own. The world of medical science, unfortunately, has been plagued with scientific fraud and pharmaceutical company influence.
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00:30

A Rabbit Hutch with a Designers Touch "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

A Rabbit Hutch with a Designer's Touch via Design*Sponge

Recently, I spent a long weekend unplugging in the woods. I loved the tiny cabin, the time away, the lack of wifi and spending quality time with my significant other. However, (and maybe dont tell my boyfriend this) what filled me with a joy like no other was watching my dog Julep be her happiest self. She ran through the woods freely, with a smile on her panting face, and she swam in the lake with the relentless work ethic that only a herding dog could bring to fetch. I felt like I was finally returning a fraction of the joy Julep brings me.

Pets provide us with unconditional love and infinite joy, and its our job as their humans to make sure they live their best lives. We owe it to our furry friends to meet their needs and to try to understand their means of communication. However, that doesnt mean we have to sacrifice the style of our homes in the process. Its possible to meet our pets needs in style. Thats exactly what Nicole and Steven Shutlz did for their eight-year-old Holland Lop named Eames. After all, with a name like Eames, that bun needed his own pad with modernist sensibilities. Below, Nicole shares tips and insights for creating a rabbit hutch that you and your rabbit will love! Quelcy

Photography by Nicole Shultz 

Image Above: Looking at Eames adorable face and his stylish hutch, it could be very tempting to adopt a bunny immediately, but Nicole wants everyone to think carefully before adding a rabbit to their families. S...

00:30

Dad arrested for dancing the Macarena "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A 45 year old man who became an internet sensation for dancing the Macarena at a family barbecue has been arrested by authorities.

Father of three, Simon Reynolds is being questioned after being accused of improper behaviour in a back garden in Jedburgh, a statement said.It is not clear what his motive was or if he will be formally charged by police, though a spokesman said that alcohol may well have been involved.

The clip of Mr Reynolds has somewhat divided opinions on social media: while some users have defended the man and even called him a hero, others, including his children, suggested his behaviour was mental and a total embarrassment.

Last month in the town, a middle aged woman was arrested for dabbing in a branch of Claires Accessories.

00:30

The Web Site Centuries of Sound is Making a Mixtape for Every Year of Recorded Sound from 1860 to Present "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The vibrations of the Metropolitan Elevated Railroad in Manhattan, a recitation of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," the announcements issuing forth from an inventor's attempt at a talking clock hardly a mix with which to get the party started, but one that provides the closest experience we can get to traveling in a sonic time machine. With Centuries of Sound, James Errington has assembled those recordings and a few others into its 1878-1885 mix, an early chapter in his project of creating one listening experience for each year in the history of recorded sound.

"Things get a little more listenable in 1887 with a recording of 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,'" writes The A.V. Club's Matt Gerardi. "Its also with this third mix that we start to get a sense for Centuries Of Sounds editing style, as speeches start to be layered over musical performances, creating a listening experience thats as pleasurable as it is educational."




In so doing, "Errington calls attention to the issue of representation, as one of his primary goals is to paint a global, multi-cultural picture of recording history," digging past all the marching bands, sentimental ballads, novelty instrumentals and nothing much else in the historical archives while putting out the call for expert help sourcing and evaluating "Rembetika, early microtonal recordings, French political speeches, Tagore songs or anything else."

Putting up another year's mix each month,...

00:26

23 Medicinal Plants the Native Americans Used on a Daily Basis "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Native Americans are renowned for their medicinal plants knowledge. It is rumored they first started using plants and herbs for healing after watching animals eat certain plants when they were sick.

Medicinal Plants

In order to protect these plants from over harvesting, the medicine men used to pick every third plant they found.

The Native Americans had a spiritual view of life, and to be healthy, a person had to have a sense of purpose and follow a righteous, harmonious, and balanced path in life. They believed some illnesses were life lessons the person needed to learn and that they shouldnt interfere. Many modern remedies and medicines are based on the Native American knowledge of the different plants and herbs they used for thousands of years.

Here are the most versatile plants the Native Americans used in their everyday lives:

23 Medicinal Plants the Native Americans Used on a Daily Basis

#1. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

This fragrant, flowering plant has been used since Ancient Greece began using to stop excess bleeding. It is said the Greek hero Achilles used it on his wounds, hence the name. Pioneers and aboriginal people applied this on open wounds and cuts as a poultice made from the leaves to help clot the blood. They also combined fresh yarrow juice with water to help an upset stomach and for intestinal disorders. A tea made from the leaves and stems will act as an astringent.


#2. Sumac2. sumac

This plant can be used for multiple medicinal remedies, but it is one of the only plants that the healers used in treating eye problems. A decoction from su...

00:22

Survival chain saw "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

After a quick search I didn't see any posts on the subject.
If you don't have any trees or wood power line poles around you may not need a chain saw.

The first thing you need to know about chain saws is they are dangerous. Way more dangerous than a gun and will kill you the first chance they get.

Chainsawing through minor disasters up and down the east coast from 2006 to 2014 from thunderstorms and hurricanes when I was at Langley to ice storms in Maine I have discovered a few things about...

Survival chain saw

00:20

All Things New "IndyWatch Feed Health"

zen-gardner_all-things-newSource: Born Outside The Box by Zen Gardner August 22, 2017 We might be surprised at just how much newness is coming our way but its here, ready or not. We can absorb it at our own speed and according to our own choice of course, but its here and available for energizing and awareness

00:20

How Death can Push our Spiritual Awakening into Overdrive. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We are all here connected through the heart of humanity. One of the few truths of existence is that all things are

00:19

Electric Universe -- Yeahright Planetary Stencilling -- increased gravity during Saturn-Sun transition.... "IndyWatch Feed Arts"



in 2000, Neal Adams came out with this wild Expanding Earth claim, and I loved it (he even did one for Mars). Highlighting the obvious regions of Earth's mid-Atlantic crustal expansion, it gave (me) convincing evidence that 'the Earth got too heavy to support Dinosaurs' and that's why they went extinct.

However, there's a problem - TIME.

It would take 'too long' for Adams-like i.e. millennia-long and non-source, Earth expansion to have an effect. And we all know the Dinosaurs often died out in-situ i.e. where they stood. At the 03:00 mark of Adams' video, he shows how 'young rock' at the centre of the mid-Atlantic ridge allowed the 'tectonic plates' either side to slip away from each other. And there's a secondary problem - there's no understood mechanism for this MASSIVE influx of young-molten matter (unless the molten inner-Earth is ejecting its magmatic core, hollowing the core) but let's ignore that for now...

What iff, the adjacent striations of the mid-Atlantic ridge aren't evidence of E-W expansion but evidence of N-S electrical excavation on a global scale? You see this on metal-cathode discharge surfaces in the lab; a central discharge line with adjacent whip-line discharges. Just like in the centre of the Atlantic...

Further exploration of this Electrical Carving of Planets idea over a few brief moments of time, here's this guy, Robert Yeahright, who's been at it for years and who many may consider a crazy-person but who might have just discovered THE SHIFT IN AMPERAGE induced in Earth to form continental features of SIMILAR ELECTRICAL INFLUENCE. These generated locations and features match, across opposite sides of the globe. Like some great penetrating hand's going through the Earth spiralling these features into solid surface rock, transduced from above-below, or even induced from within.

YPS - Yeahright Planetary Stencilling - that's what I'm gonna call this brand-new geological plasma phenomena. Some young coding genius should write a 'pattern finding algorithm' for Google Earth to help this guy automate what he's having to do by eye. If a layering aspect could show 'which vortex was done first' upon the complex Earth-structuring story, YPS has the potential to totally replace PTT or Plate Tectonic Theory.

Is this the still-cooling blueprint of how Earth shifted from a proto-Saturnian member to a Solar System member? Are these the physical marks in the geology? And can these repeating patterns be used to gauge the POWER OF THE ELECTRICAL interaction of the Earth and Mars in very...

00:19

This Is How Trump Is Going To Be Blamed For The Next Financial Crash "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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On Wednesday there were a lot of Trump fans who were celebrating the latest progress in the stock market. For the first time in over 100 years, the DOW gained 4,000 points over the course of 200 working days. Thats 4,000 points since Trump was elected, so its easy to draw a connection between the stock markets dizzying new heights and Trumps ascent to the White House.

But Trumps supporters shouldnt really celebrate that, because theres no way that this can last. Its been pointed out many times before that Trump is being set up for the inevitable crash of our economy. The elites simply cant wait to pull the plug on the many financial bubbles that are haunting our economy. If they do it now, theyll walk away with a lot of money while Trump is left with all the blame, since he took so much credit for the stock markets remarkable performance.

Of course, a financial crash wont look so bad for Trump if it comes out of nowhere. What the elites really need is a financial crash that can be easily pinned on the President, and it appears that they may finally have it. You may recall that Trump recently said that he will veto the next spending bill thats due in September, if the Senate and Congress dont include funding for his border wall. He basically threatened to cause a government shutdown if the Democrats dont cooperate with him.

Coincidentally, the House wil...

00:17

Living the Dream isnt always Paradise3 Things we can Learn from It. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Theres much more to living on a tiny tropical island, and it isnt all fun.

00:15

3 Reasons why Men should Meditate. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Meditation may be the most important thing that men, in particular, can do everyday.

00:13

Brain Regeneration: Why It's Real & How To Do It "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Brain Regeneration: Why It's Real & How To Do It

Have you ever wished you could regenerate those brain cells you sacrificed in college? Do you fear that your aging brain is in a perpetual state of decline? Medical science is being rewritten to show that we CAN improve the health of our brain, and that repairing damage is not only possible, its something anyone can do.

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00:12

In5D Alternative News for August 24, 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, []

The post In5D Alternative News for August 24, 2017 appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.

00:10

Fully Automatic Terror! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Fully Automatic Terror! James Walton I Am Liberty Audio player below! It would seem that the new fully automatic we must concern ourselves with has nothing to do with scary black guns and more to do with transmission. Whether we are looking at radical Muslims in Europe or white supremacists in America they are using Continue reading Fully Automatic Terror!

The post Fully Automatic Terror! appeared first on Prepper Broadcasting |Network.

00:10

ETF Firm REX Seeks SEC Approval for Bitcoin Derivatives Fund "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A new fund focused on bitcoin derivatives has been created, SEC filings reveal.

00:02

Choose Among the Hearts You Like Best and Youll Know What Kind of Lover You Are! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by meowgag.com

Enjoy as we at Meow Gag will help you determine how romantic you are when it comes to relationships!

If you choose:

Heart 1:

Youre a quiet lover!
You have a calming presence on those around you. Trust and loyalty are important to you in a partner, and you take some time to warm up to new people. But once you give your heart to someone, you are fiercely loyal.


Heart 2:

Youre a mysterious lover!
You are sultry and alluring, and rarely reveal your true nature. You are intoxicating and mysterious never giving away too much. This way you always protect yourself from getting hurt. People can't get enough of your mysterious charm!
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Thursday, 24 August

23:55

What Do You See? This Picture Test Will Reveal Your Subconscious Fear "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"



by The Mind Unleashed

Do you really know what your subconscious mind fears? You might know very well about the things that make your skin crawl such as spiders and snakes. What about the other deep-rooted fears? This quiz might resonate with you! If it does, make sure you pass it on.

This is what it means if you saw the CATERPILLAR first:

You may have a subconscious fear of spirits or ghosts. You may also have fear of paralysis and may have experienced that before. You may also fear falling asleep after a scary movie more than usual.

This is what it means if you saw the BUTTERFLY first:

Well. You might have a subconscious fear of betrayal. Youre that person who got crossed more times that you would have liked, maybe have been cheated on or back-stabbed by a friend. You might hide this weakness well but sometimes, not so much.
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23:51

Ive Never Wanted to Learn Dog as Badly as I Do Right Now "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 

This is Coconut Rice Bear, a samoyed that clearly has something important to tell us. Ive never wanted to learn dog as badly as I do right now.

What are you trying to say girl? Tell us please!

 

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23:48

Conspiracy Or Chaos? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by James Quinn; The Burning Platform

The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory. The truth is far more frightening Nobody is in control. The world is rudderless. Alan Moore

Alan Moore, the renowned graphic novel writer, and author of the dystopian classic V for Vendetta, politically identifies as an anarchist. His view that all political states are an outgrowth of anarchy, with the biggest gang taking control and dictating how things will be run, is manifested in V for Vendetta. As an anarchist, you can understand why he is doubtful of conspiracy theories and an all-powerful entity controlling the world. He believes in a chaotic world competing gangs position themselves to gain power and control.

We live in a badly developed anarchist situation in which the biggest gang has taken over and have declared that it is not an anarchist situation that it is a capitalist or a communist situation. But I tend to think that anarchy is the most natural form of politics for a human being to actually practice.- Alan Moore


The Guy Fawkes mask from...

23:39

Is this proof an Egyptian pyramid is hidden in AUSTRALIA? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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They are the only Wonder of the World still standing today - but for Australians, the Pyramids might be closer to home than originally thought.
That's according to a group of amateur archaeologists who claim that before Captain Cook and the First Fleet, the mainland of Australia was visited by Egyptians.
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

23:37

Turbulence 3: The (pre-9/11) stinker of an airplane hijack film starring a fake Marilyn Manson! "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
Weekend at Bernies II. Blues Brothers 2000. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. These are movies that should have never been made. and speaking of horrible film sequels, let me tell you a little bit about Turbulence, the plane-hijacking film franchise that just couldnt escape total obscurity. Although it probably should have.<...

23:31

Antifa Members Are Now Protesting George Soros Demanding Their Payments "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Seeking the Truth) More proof that Antifa is a paid terrorist group, more then they are a protest group. A Video tweet posted by Beverley Hills Antifa has been quoted and shows Antifa members demanding payments for their services.
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23:30

Five Quick Tips to Save Money on Your Next CNC Project "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

There are five ways to optimize and improve a the design of your CNC project for better results at the lowest cost.

Read more on MAKE

The post Five Quick Tips to Save Money on Your Next CNC Project appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

23:30

5 Bath Bombs the Anarchist Cookbook Doesnt Want You to Know About "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

So you think youre a punk because youve read The Anarchist Cookbook?  Get a grip, losers, thats basically required reading for any respectable middle school punk. But how many of you posers know about all the sick bombs that outdated ass book doesnt want you to know about? Thats right, bath bombs. Read on to have your minds blown with dope new ways to fight the system and dry skin.

The Burning Monk This warming blend of patchouli, cinnamon, and napalm will open your third eye and also hopefully open your stupid fucking eyes to the brainwashing tactics of mainstream media.

Sleepy Sheeple A soothing bath bomb made with lavender, chamomile, nitroglycerine and ammonium nitrate to drown out the sounds of the marching boots and the screaming of innocent civilians. This bomb is sure to lull any sheep into a deep, mindless slumber from which they will never awaken.

Molotov Mocktail An uplifting blend of organic lime juice, coconut, naphthalene and palmitic acid will refresh your spirit and resolve to topple the corrupt fascist pigs of capitalism.

Related: I Tried These Recipes From The Anarchist Cookbook and They Tasted Like Shit

Half Pipe Bomb This deep cleaning bath bomb may detox your skin with activated charcoal, but it can also detox the government of fucking scum with low explosives like barium nitrate and sulfur. Cleanse your skin and cleanse the earth of corruption.

Agent Orange Creamsicle A creamy, moisturizing blend of citrus, paraffin, sodium peroxide, and flowers of sulfur that will have you smelling like dreamy orange when you fight the military industrial complex. Keep your skin soft while exposing the US governments role in chemical warfare. It also has glitter.

So clean those dirty squat house bathtubs, hop in, and stop being so fucking complacent.

23:30

New LND Client Brings Atomic Swaps Between Bitcoin and Litecoin one Step Closer "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

It is certainly true the cryptocurrency ecosystem can use some major improvements. Especially where exchanges are concerned, as they are a bottleneck more often than not. With the new LND client, centralized services may soon become obsolete. The new client includes a Litecoin Operation Mode. It can switch back and forth between Litecoin and Bitcoin Continue reading New LND Client Brings Atomic Swaps Between Bitcoin and Litecoin one Step Closer

The post New LND Client Brings Atomic Swaps Between Bitcoin and Litecoin one Step Closer appeared first on NEWSBTC.

23:30

Manufacturing Giant Midea Wants to Put Bitcoin Miners in Household Appliances "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Chinese manufacturer Midea Group is trying to patent a way to build bitcoin mining chips into everyday household items, according to public records.

23:25

The Futile Effort of Differentiating Fine Art from Design "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Ryan Fenchel, Sidereal Procession, the Adept In Public (2017), acrylic, oil, chalk, pencil on canvas, 155 x 41 inches (all images courtesy the Landing and the artists)

LOS ANGELES If you ever admired Eero Saarinens modernist Tulip chair, a mid-20th-century industrial design icon, and thought it made for better sculpture than whatever you just saw in the art gallery down the street, you will enjoy The Useful and the Decorative at the Landing. Comprising seven artists unfortunately, only two of them women and all of them white the group exhibition explores the relationship between fine art and design, and how the lines blur between them. Underlying this investigation is the suggestion that these two arenas are distinguished by their use-value: design is explicitly utilitarian in its reinventions of items such as silverware, furniture, lighting, etc, while artworks are made without any practical function in mind, their central utility being conceptual. This exhibit is a nice opportunity to consider whether or not you buy that argument.

The strongest works are by Ryan Fenchel and Don Edler. But while the former identifies himself as a painter, and the latter as straddling between fine art and design, these considerations had no impact on my experience of their work. Fenchel paints vessels from his imagination, including vases, amphoras, jugs, and the like, taking liberties with their shapes and surfaces. His best piece in the gallery is Sidereal Procession, the Adept In Public (2017), a 12-foot-long frieze of 10 vessels set in vivid chroma. The connection between the image and its title is far from clear, but there is richness and delight in the orchestration of shapes and hues, some anthropomorphic, some like human organs, some resembling antique Chinese porcelain.

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23:25

Whats going to be announced soon: Olympus E-M10III, Fuji X-E3 and Canon EOS-M100 "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Its going to be very busy the upcoming days. We expect three cameras to be announced: 1) Canon EOS-M100 within the next few days 2) Olympus E-M10III on August 31 3) Fuji X-E3 in early September There will be nothing

The post Whats going to be announced soon: Olympus E-M10III, Fuji X-E3 and Canon EOS-M100 appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

23:20

Yoga Stole the Pleasure from my Life, Tantra Gave it Back. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I was so intent on living the yogic lifestyle that I resisted pretty much all forms of pleasure.

23:20

Loving Someone with Chronic Fatigue: 7 Things to Know. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This weekend our plans will be cancelled. Today my blood has been mixed with cement and the life has been drained from my soul.

23:07

Daily Mail front page gets the takedown it deserves "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

So this is on the front page of todays Daily Mail.

And these are our favourite responses online.

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23:04

Leftists Worry As Americas Tax System Is On The Verge Of Collapse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

taxman-cometh

The burdensome and regulation filled tax system on those living in the land of the free is more than likely on the verge of collapse. The IRS cant collect enough money, and the government spends too much. But the left is fighting to ensure the government continues to steal as much as possible.

If the tax system collapses, itll be leftists we should worry about. If one in America even suggests to a leftist that they dont want to pay taxes (have the IRS steal their hard earned money) they are ridiculed, chastised, and accused of not wanting to help the poor. For now, the IRS has bigger fish to fry, but that wont last, as left-leaning rags everywhere suggest harsher and more aggressive means of taking from others. The IRS is ratcheting up their tax collecting and going after anyone who may have tried to keep some of their own money.

In March, federal agents raided the headquarters of equipment giant Caterpillar Inc, as part of a long-running investigation into whether the company owes $2 billion in back taxes and penalties for a scheme that allegedly shifted profits to Switzerland. Caterpillar isfighting the charges. Vice

But what the left doesnt understand is the moral hypocrisy in their need to help the less fortunate. It isnt morally superior to steal from someone else (no matter...

Leftists Worry As Americas Tax System Is On The Verge Of Collapse "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

taxman-cometh

The burdensome and regulation filled tax system on those living in the land of the free is more than likely on the verge of collapse. The IRS cant collect enough money, and the government spends too much. But the left is fighting to ensure the government continues to steal as much as possible.

If the tax system collapses, itll be leftists we should worry about. If one in America even suggests to a leftist that they dont want to pay taxes (have the IRS steal their hard earned money) they are ridiculed, chastised, and accused of not wanting to help the poor. For now, the IRS has bigger fish to fry, but that wont last, as left-leaning rags everywhere suggest harsher and more aggressive means of taking from others. The IRS is ratcheting up their tax collecting and going after anyone who may have tried to keep some of their own money.

In March, federal agents raided the headquarters of equipment giant Caterpillar Inc, as part of a long-running investigation into whether the company owes $2 billion in back taxes and penalties for a scheme that allegedly shifted profits to Switzerland. Caterpillar isfighting the charges. Vice

But what the left doesnt understand is the moral hypocrisy in their need to help the less fortunate. It isnt morally superior to steal from someone else (no matter how much more they have than you) in ord...

23:04

AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnsons balls out metal vocals for a Hoover vacuum commercial in 1980 "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


An early shot of AC/DC with vocalist Brian Johnson (pictured in the center).
 
I recently got into a profound internal dialog about AC/DCs post-Bon Scott days, which, as much as my heart will always belong to Bon, were still very formative for me. Its also a bonafide fact...

23:03

20 Preppers Speculate What Civil War 2.0 Would Look Like in America "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The division in America has become so dramatic over the past year that many people can only foresee it heading one place: Civil War.

Theres a pronounced uptick in violence Read the rest

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23:00

Live from the bardo: liane Radigues synth interpretation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


liane Radigue as pictured on the cover of Feedback Works 1969-1970
 
In 1988, the electronic composer liane Radigue completed Kyema, Intermediate States, a sonic representation of the after-death state described in the Bardo Thdol (or

22:31

What Fear Does to Your Brain and How to Stop It "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Fattima MahdiWhether we turn on our television, scroll through our news feeds or listen to political conversations, quite often we are surrounded by messages of fear. The media does a very good job of creating a moral panic, making us scared of our world and our neighbours. Pharmaceutical companies also push messages of fear onto us. We are told to prevent ailments and illnesses by taking pills that will keep us 'healthy'. All this fear isn't good for us.
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22:30

What should a journal do when a scientist who committed misconduct submits a new paper? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In December of last year, Chris Surridge found himself in a situation not uncommon to journal editors: A researcher who had been found to have committed misconduct had submitted a manuscript to the journal Surridge edits, Nature Plants. Retraction Watch readers may recall the name of the corresponding author, Patrice Dunoyer, who has had five papers []

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22:30

Maker Spotlight: Jason Childress "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Jason Childress is a perfectionist whose attention to detail is seen in his woodworking. He's eager to attend Seattle Mini Maker Faire.

Read more on MAKE

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22:30

sewing: rayon sway dress by papercut "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This post was written by Alli of MorePleaseThankYou.

The thing I love about my rayon clothes is how easy they are to wear and care for. I never iron my brussels linen skirts because the wrinkles just fall out, and wrinkles in my rayon challis tops seem to relax out during the day good enough for me! I was hoping this rayon sway dress would follow the same pattern!

After trying this new-to-me Art Gallery rayon, Ive found that this fabric responds wonderfully to an iron: creases are easy to put in, and wrinkles are just as easy to get out.

My dresss hem is cut about halfway between the short and long versions so it lands just above my knee. Since the Art Gallery rayon is about 58 wide, I was able to cut both the front and back on the fold. I really didnt want to have to pattern-match a large print on fabric with such a liquid drape!

At first, it was a little difficult to fold the fabric on grain, but after I firmed it up with gelatin (courtesy of a...

22:30

Statins beat supplements "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Red yeast rice supplements have poor quality control and there's no clear evidence they do anything beneficial. So why take it?

22:30

Good news: youre a funny guy. Bad news: youre being burgled "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

One of those stories that sounds totally unlikely and yet is really easy to imagine happening. Are we making any kind of sense?

Alas the newspaper article did not contain the joke. Presumably for security reasons.

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22:30

Drivechain Developers Hold First Meeting on Future of Sidechains Project "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The developers behind a sidechain project that has the potential to boost bitcoin's functionality just held their first major meeting.

22:29

Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres What Were Looking At Today "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Sometimes in the financial markets, we get extended periods of consolidation and the only way to trade in these conditions is by tightening things up and looking for short, sharp scalp entries. Often, these consolidation periods come after sharp increases in volume. Action over the last 24 hours or so has proven to be exactly Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres What Were Looking At Today

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22:21

When you get on the train and it turns out youre both wearing the same thing "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

What are the chances of that happening?

It turns out there IS an explanation, and its not photoshop. At least, we dont think so. Over to Ayy_2_Brute on Reddit.

Quick explanation: this is on an Australian bus. The company that used to operate the bus service was known for their seat designs (you can even see the company name in the logo, but I cant remember what the name is and cant be bothered to figure it out).

That company eventually went out of business and most of the famous seat designs (which are really just designed to obscure the obscene amount of dirt on them) went as well. After that, a t-shirt company decided to cash in on the nostalgia factor and sell t-shirts with the seat design on them. And since not all the buses have had their seats replaced, every now and then we get moments like this one.

Which makes total sense, right? Except for one thing. Everyone else is pretty sure the photo was taken on a train, not a bus.

Maybe Lichenic has the answer.

This explanation is nearly right. Its actually a train, the operator used to be Connex, they lost the contract and all Connex branding had to be removed from stations and trains. It was decided that the seat design obscured the word Connex well enough so no action was taken, they are still around on all trains that originally had them (Comeng and Xtrapolis models) and as far as I know they were never removed from any trains. Source: I live in Melbourne.

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22:20

First ever Latin Biblical commentary rediscovered after being lost for 1,500 years "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The earliest Latin commentary on the Gospels, lost for more than 1,500 years, has been rediscovered and made available in English.

22:20

3 Sumptuous Southern Sides for your Summer Cookout. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Pie is prime example of two countries divided by a common language.

21:58

Recommended: Jorn Swart Malnoia "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

  Its odd how ephemeral the personality of Malnoia is, and yet how very distinct.  In a vague sense, this is a chamber jazz recording except when its not quite.  Other times the impression given is that of a folk-jazz work, but that impression fades before it fully takes hold.  Then there are those moments []

21:53

House on Fire: A Mental Health Literacy Parable "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Below, I present a fictitious conversation between a client and therapist. This dialogue is inspired by discussions with my clients about their experiences in the mental health system. It highlights a number of problems that are described at the end of this post.

* * * * *

Therapist: How are you?
 
Client: My house is on fire!
 
Therapist: Im sorry to hear that. How are you feeling?
 
Client: Im terrified! My dog is trapped inside! All my possessions are burning! What am I going to do?
 
Therapist: I understand that youre upset. Whats going through your mind?
 
Client: I cant believe this is happening! It doesnt seem real. Its like Im dreaming or something.
 
Therapist: Do you also feel detached from yourself or your surroundings?
 
Client: Yeah, I feel like Im in a daze. You hear about this happening to people but never think it can happen to you.
 
Therapist: I understand. These are common symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder. Its a mental illness some people experience in response to a traumatic event.
 
Client: What do you mean mental illness? My house is on fire! My dog is trapped inside!
 
Therapist: Im not saying you have a mental illness, only that you might have one. Well have to wait two more days and see if your symptoms continue before we know for certain.
...

21:51

A list of charities that have cancelled Donald Trump since his Charlottesville speech "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Heres a list of charities that were due to return to Donald Trumps Mar-a-Lago estate that have changed their mind since the so-called presidents Charlottesville comments.

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Our favourite responses to Donald Trumps total meltdown of a press conference

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21:34

Whats Coming Up with Medibond ICO? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Medibond, a revolution in healthcare industry, backed by massive blockchain potential, is to be seen in the market soon as the companys successful tokensale ICO is going in full swing and will end by September 5, 2017. In one of the recent interviews, Ben Steffens, and James Billot, co-founder and advisor of the Medibond project, gave Continue reading Whats Coming Up with Medibond ICO?

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21:31

What kids do vs what adults do in the summer holidays "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

This will ring true for a whole bunch of you.

Its by the same person who did this.

Theres lots more matts41 on Reddit here.

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21:30

How a Liberal Arts Education Helped Derek Black, the Godson of David Duke, Break with the White Nationalist Movement "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Image of Ron Paul, Don Black, Derek Black (right), via Wikimedia Commons

A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Derek Black grew up in one of the most prominent white nationalist families in the United States. He's the son of Don Black, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. And he's the godson of David Duke, "the most recognizable figure of the American radical right, a neo-Nazi, longtime Klan leader and now international spokesman for Holocaust denial" (per the Southern Poverty Law Center). In short, Derek Black had every reason to grow up a racist, and remain a racist from cradle to grave. But things didn't turn out that way.

Below, you can hear Black explain how, as a young adult, he broke with white nationalism, leaving behind his family, friends and community. What laid the groundwork for that break? Going to a small liberal arts college, encountering new ideas, and meeting different people. In this recorded interview, he tells Michael Barbaro of The New York Times:

In 2010, I moved across the state and started college at this little liberal arts college in Florida, which was about three and a half hours from home and it was the first time that I had lived away from home. Nobody knew who I was and I did not volunteer who I was or anything about my background, I made friends, hung out with people and played my guitar on my balcony in my dorm. It was nice to come back from class and be able to talk about history or philosophy or whatever other subject and be around other people....

I had a friend on campus who I had gotten to know during my first semester when nobody knew who I was, he was an observant Jew who had Shabbat dinners pretty regularly whenever he was in town on Friday night and he would invite people of atheists and all sorts of different religions. It was just a nice dinner. And so he...

21:30

it would be pointless to tear down all the confederate statutes... "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



it would be pointless to tear down all the confederate statutes if we didnt also tear up the history textbooks that make them sound like noble heroes, agc.

21:30

No SegWit Bump? Bitcoin Price Shrugs Off Upgrade with Sideways Trading "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin prices were largely flat on the day's trading, suggesting bitcoin's biggest-ever technical change was already priced in.

21:30

GCSEs now in Nectar points "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

By popular demand, the grading system for secondary qualifications will now be number based; allowing pupils to accumulate evouchers at Pizza Express or six months of job seekers allowance. Loyal shoppers and under-achieving pupils can swap hard earned GCSEs for free drinks in Ibiza, tattoo laser removal or time off a custodial sentence. Whereas for top passes, you can get credit towards a tent upgrade at Glastonbury or tickets for Hamilton. Please note, however, that the new qualification cannot be exchanged for knowledge.

An education spokeswoman said: At this point in time, having points replace letter grading may seem like a sticking point, a sore point, utterly pointless; but from anothers point of view its a turning point, a selling point, rather than a point of no return. Trying not to put to fine a point on it, there comes a point in time where letters are at breaking point. I dont want to belabour the point, but we are at a cut off point, do you get my point?

Under the UK system 1 GCSE point is the equivalent of 10 Iraqi Dinars, whereas in France, school children have combined their exam credits to purchase Neymar. Unfortunately the average British pupil will need to sit 67 GCSE exams to acquire the 30,000 Nectar points required for a place at a local Sixth Form College or a plasma TV.

21:07

CIA document states Russian soldiers were turned to STONE after Alien attack "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Ivan; Ancient Code According to a declassified CIA report, a troop of Russian soldierswho managed to shoot down a UFOwere turned into STONE by surviving aliens. The declassified report is available at the official website of the CIA. Yup, and its not an excerpt from an upcoming James Cameron science fiction movie. Although James might consider it. Ok so I know there are those who will certainly yell out fake, and for them, the link to the official document is here. According to a set of documents provided by the CIA, Russian soldiers gunned down an Unidentified Flying Object. After the craft crash landed, its occupantsof otherworldly originconfronted the military resulting in human soldiers turning into stone. The declassified set of documents states how 23 Russian soldiers were killed by as many as FIVE extraterrestrial beings after an alien encounter after soldiers gunned down the ET craft. Read more

21:06

Underground Roots: New music from Lee Scratch Perry and Ari Up from The Slits "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
Though Dubs processes and sonic lexicon were basically already in place in the 1960s, forward-thinking producers like King Tubby and Lee Scratch Perry developed it from its beginning as a method of creating mere instrumental remixes of existing songs to a compositional process in its own right. Its fair to argue...

21:04

When youre so excited supporting your team you dont realise you forgot your scarf "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Spotted during Liverpools Champions League qualifier on Tuesday night.

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21:02

Psychedelic Medicine Is The Topic For Discussion "IndyWatch Feed Health"

There is a growing body of evidence that some psychedelic drugs can be used to treat a variety of conditions. The potential, the people and the politics are all up for discussion.

21:00

CNN Panel Agrees With Trump, 1765 "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: CNN Panel Agrees With Trump, 1765 Synopsis: Would he castigate Arizona Sen. John McCain or his fellow Sen. Jeff Flake? Would he mention Charlottesville, after managing to change the subject the night before with his excellent speech at Fort Myer on Afghanistan. Have a significant number Republicans turned on him so that they will vote to censure him? Would the anarchist domestic terror group Antifa attack the crowds in Phoenix? Trump ignored all of that and gave an off-script Trumpian performance that did what the pundits would surely have called suicidal. But to the average American, it was President Trump at his best. Thats why we love him, because he tells us the truth. And another thing the polls. Well, weve already proven that the polls are fake as a Clinton 3-dollar bill. But here is the ultimate poll a recent panel on CNN. [insert] Thats right. We dont see anything wrong with Trumps response to Charottesville. Anyone with an ounce of common sense sees right through this trying to paint him as a Nazi, when the real Nazis are the Soros-paid ones dressed in black who were outside Trumps venue last night. The vast majority of the American public sees the association between Isis blowing up historic artifacts in the Middle East Isis and these Soros Nazis trying to get some TV face time by destroying any piece of American history they can get their hands on here. I mean the leader of the group that illegally took down the statue in Durham, NC last week was a North Korean communist. Pleeeease! 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 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,.........

20:59

Review of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power by Al Gore "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Al Gore's new book must be criticized for failing to address human overpopulation, which is what is fueling climate change.

20:55

Tom Cruise is slowly turning into Sandi Toksvig "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

It had never occurred to us before, and now it occurs every time we look at him. Or her.

Look at Domhnall Gleesons face even hes started to think it.

And its not jst that picture either.

Here they are again, one handy pic.

...

20:49

Good quality monitoring surveys key to wildlife conservation: new study "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A biodiversity crisis is looming upon us. We are now in the middle of a sixth great extinction of animal species, scientists warn, with loss of species about 1,000 times higher than it would have been without human impact. Nearly every country in the world has committed to reducing the rate of loss of biodiversity under the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) 2010 and 2020 biodiversity targets. One of the first steps to achieving this is to understand the changes in animal and plant populations in the wild over time. However, population monitoring surveys are often poorly designed, scientists report in a new study published in Biological Conservation. And this could pose a serious challenge to halting species loss, they warn. To understand the changes in biodiversity and develop conservation programs that will be suitable to mitigate or reverse the losses, it is critical to have good quality surveys that satisfy criteria to produce reliable trends in biodiversity, Stephen Buckland of the Centre for Research into Ecological Environmental Modelling at the University of St Andrews, U.K., said in a statement. Asian small clawed otter. Photo by Rhett A. Butler. Well-designed surveys should satisfy five criteria, Buckland and Alison Johnston of Cornell Lab of Ornithology, New York, write in the paper. First, monitoring programs must choose sample locations that are representative of the region that the researchers are interested in and not biased towards particular habitats or locations. Second, conservation practitioners must sample a sufficiently large number of sites. Sampling too

20:42

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.  John 8:31-32 (KJV)

20:34

Todays Donald Trump magazine cover "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Further down, it says:

Neo-nazis, Ku Klux Klan, Racism: As Donald Trump stirs the hate in America.

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20:33

The Rise of Solitary "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Dissent Magazine: In her recently published book 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement, scholar and advocate Keramet Reiter discusses the political, institutional, and legal dynamics that led to the emergence of supermax prisons and long-term solitary confinement in the 1990s.

In settings like Pelican Bay, even the most resilient people tend to develop psychiatric symptoms: anxiety, paranoia, obsessive-compulsive rituals. Suicides are far more common in isolation units than in standard prison settings. In the 1890 U.S. Supreme Court case In re Medley, the majority reviewed the reasons why American prisons had abandoned solitary confinement half a century earlier: A considerable number of the prisoners fell, after even a short confinement, into a semi-fatuous condition . . . and others became violently insane. But those lessons were eventually forgotten.

Article

20:32

Division 32 APA Response to Racism & Violence in Charlottesville "IndyWatch Feed Health"

It is not hate that kills, as much as it is silence. That is why Division 32 of the American Psychological Association is encouraging all caring parties to likewise give voice to the values that stand for our very humanity, as Humanistic Psychology emphasizes. In response to hate speech and violence in Charlottesville, it is clear that the White House was unable to display spontaneous benevolent leadership and awareness of the role a president plays during national crises, stepping up in critical moments to set an ethical bar as well as legal ones. Yet, we neednt be surprised by this lag in conscience, a lack of emotional intelligence or well thought out advance planning born of a self-reflective exploration, because there is nothing on which to base such an expectation.

In the context of mindful approaches to psychotherapy, every moment of life conditions the moment that comes after it, or said another way, every moment is conditioned by the one that came before it, by the one that preceded it. We must act thoughtfully, mindfully, and compassionately because cause and effect are interdependent. Reactions are spontaneous, empathy and leadership organically arise to meet the moment, producing human, and humane, responses. Thus, what we saw in Charlottesville was the result of all the many, many moments that caused it, that came before, that preceded it.

Much of the country wept on Saturday, after Friday nights nightmarish torch-bearing foreshadowing of the next days flashbacks of racism, covered faces, hiding, and hatred. Many of us deeply inhaled on Friday night and found ourselves breathless, and remain so even today. The solution doesnt only lie where we already know there is a massive and huge problem, but in the danger of propagating a resigned silence. This ennui engulfs a person or group of persons in a vacuum of hopelessness. So hope rests fully in saying no to silence.

Heather Heyer was martyred in Charlottesville as result of racism. Her mother, Susan Bro described her daughters caring way: It was important to her to speak up for people she felt were not being heard, to speak up when injustices were happening.

As psychologists, we can similarly fight silence by becoming active voices on radio, television, the internet, local and national newspapers, blogs, website postings, and all the other platforms that exist for us, speaking and posting against bigotry and fear, spreading instead the words of inclusiveness, of love, of a radical one love for all others and for ourselves, that says a large no to hate, so large that love itself is felt as a backlash. We can withstand it, I know.

We need only continue the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who will always be the arbiter of peaceful non-violence, a politics of love. Perhaps there is an intersection where politics and love can find a synch...

20:31

State Sees Boom in Number of Psychiatric Beds "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From The Boston Globe: Massachusetts has seen a significant increase in its number of psychiatric institutions since 2015. However, many psychiatric patients are still waiting for long periods in the emergency room because psychiatric institutions are understaffed.

Article

20:30

Apartment Dweller Preparedness Recommendations "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

About 23% of all people in the United States live in an apartment dwelling (structure type: 2 or more units). Thats about 68 million people according to nmhc.org 2015 statistics. If you fit in that statistic and if you are a prepper, youre presented with certain unique challenges for your preparedness. What are the preparedness challenges for the suburban apartment dweller? What can be done about some of these challenges?   A recent email posed the following question: I live in an apartment in the northern Seattle burbs, and would like to know if you, or the online community, have

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20:30

All-Male Punk Band Written off as Gimmick "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CINCINNATI Recently formed punk rock band The Broke Scabs has caught the attention of many within the local scene for their bold lineup choice to feature only men, according to multiple sources.

Jodi Pope, who runs the popular DIY venue Snake Pit near downtown Cincinnati, admitted she was reluctant to book the all-male quartet when they first approached her.

I thought it was adorable that they thought anyone would take them seriously, said Pope. But, hey a couple of them were cute, so I figured maybe it wouldnt hurt to let them have an opening spot or something.

Members of the Broke Scabs are fighting back against the stereotype that men and punk rock do not mix.

I know a lot of people arent used to seeing this. People ask all the time how the band even came together, said lead vocalist Todd McGuffin, looking effortlessly chic in a blue t-shirt and straight leg jeans. They assume our moms were in bands, or that our girlfriends were in a band and we wanted to open for them, but the truth is we met in grad school. Danny was getting a masters in classical guitar, and Matt had played drums since junior high. We all loved old-school punk. Wed get together all the time just to listen to records and talk about music.

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Long-standing members of the punk scene have emphatically written off the band.

They are such a joke people only support them so they can look woke on Facebook, said Laura Stockwell, drummer for long-running punk band Paradise Rats. I heard they only get gigs because they let the promoters give them blow jobs.

The first Broke Scabs performance was shut down when drummer Matt Martin took off his shirt halfway through their set, prompting an audience member to call the police.

We dont put up with indecent exposure in this city, said Lt. Mark Sullivan of the Cincinnati Police, one of the responders to the call. It doesnt matter how hot it was that night, or if the air conditioning wasnt working there were impressionable young girls in that audience...

20:30

John McAfees MGT Capital Raises $2.4m to Expand Cryptocurrency Mining Operation "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Running a successful large-scale cryptocurrency mining operation requires a lot of money. MGT Capital, a Bitcoin mining and cybersecurity firm, knows that all too well. This company is best known due to having John McAfee on their board. MGT Capital received another $2.4m in new funding to expand their mining operation. This is a major Continue reading John McAfees MGT Capital Raises $2.4m to Expand Cryptocurrency Mining Operation

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20:30

Finnish Police Launch OneCoin Investigation Amid Global Crackdown "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Finnish police have become the latest international law enforcement agency to take a growing interest in the OneCoin digital currency scheme.

20:30

Trump Enlists Lazy Video Game Designers to Build Invisible Wall Along Mexican Border "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

BELLEVUE, Wash. Video game developer Rare have announced a new project in partnership with the White House to build a immeasurably high invisible wall along the United States-Mexico border in order to make good on President Trumps signature campaign promise.

The wall will be impenetrable to human beings, although animals, water, bullets, arrows, spears, and NPC Vehicles will be able to pass through, according to a statement released by Rare. The wall will be entirely transparent, and there will be no indication of where it falls until contact is made with it.

Should a person make contact with the wall while going downhill, the person will appear to start falling with their arms straight out to the side and feet together. However, the person will not actually travel downward. The statement released by Rare details a method by which explosives or dragon shouts can be used to free a person from this infinite fall.

Read More From Hard Drive, The Only Ethical Gaming Journalism Site on The Internet:

Were very excited to be working with the federal government to stop people from doing what they want in the most hamfisted and unimaginitive way possible, said Maria Hanson, Rares senior marketing director.

She added Weve been walling off huge sections of content from players for decades at Rare. Were just happy to bring that same experience to the people of Mexico.

When asked if Rare had any intention of collaborating with the federal government on other projects, Hanson denied any current plans. However, the whiteboard in her office had the phrase Free-to-play American citizenship? Healthcare DLC??? circled and labeled do not erase.

Article by David Tyler...

20:30

The Really Big Lies About Autism "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Anne Dachel For the last 10 years I've written often about "THE REALLY BIG LIE ABOUT AUTISM," which is that autism's always been here, we just called it something else. There is also another REALLY BIG LIE, and that...

20:25

Claim: Severity of North Pacific storms at highest point in over 1,200 years "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

From DARTMOUTH COLLEGE Warmer tropical waters impact weather from Alaska to Florida The intensification of winter storm activity in Alaska and Northwestern Canada started close to 300 years ago and is unprecedented in magnitude and duration over the past millennium, according to a new study from Dartmouth College. The research, an analysis of sea salt sodium

19:51

Birth, Bodies, Bharat "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

A Bondo woman enacting a birth situation in Southern Orissa. She is grabbing a curtain which simulates a rope--helping her to bear down and birth.


Disaris or Healers among the Bonda Tribals of Southern Odishaan interview I did with women of that tribe about 10 years ago.

How People Become Disaris


J - Is there a relationship between the jungle and the disari?

M The person who becomes a disari will be taken by the deptha (a spirit) into the jungle. He will roam in the jungle with the deptha.  He will be fed by the deptha in the jungle and taught by the deptha.  They will say that it was because he was roaming with the deptha, that none of the wild animals harmed him. 

Also, he will be safe from thorns and stones and any accidents.  Even though he will not have returned for 2 or 3 days, he will come back hungry.  After going to the jungle, he would sing a song not in the Bonda language but in dida, kondo or languages of other tribal groups.  When the disarisings songs in this other language the people believe he/she is disari. 

M Yes, they will go searching for the person....

19:42

Landmark talks on uncontacted tribe fail to stop logging "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

There have been confrontations between the Ayoreo and the Paraguayan authorities in recent years, as the tribe have protested against the theft and destruction of their land.
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Landmark talks between the Paraguayan government and a recently contacted tribe have yet to reach an agreement, allowing rampant deforestation to continue. Some members of the tribe are uncontacted, and live in a rapidly shrinking island of forest.

The talks began six months ago after a petition from the Ayoreo tribe to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an influential body which holds governments in the Americas to account on human rights issues. The Ayoreo have been claiming the right to their ancestral land since 1993.

Halfway through the year-long process, however, and little concrete action has been taken, leading to fears for the tribes long-term survival. A technical study is due to be carried out to assess the feasibility of securing the land.

The government has also failed to stop the rapid logging of land owned by the Ayoreo, despite a 2016 emergency order from the Inter-American Commission to protect the uncontacted Indians and halt deforestation.

Aerial photograph showing the devastation that logging has brought to Ayoreo land.
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19:40

A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Yourself through Writing. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

In our response to the questions below, we realize that we, indeed, are all artists.

19:40

Never Feel Instagram FOMO Again4 Ways that actually Helped Me (& my Business). "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I found myself wanting to know who their phantom photographer was and how they managed to post three new outfits each day. My life and my account seemed boring and unattractive in comparison.

19:31

Become an Avant Gardener: 5 Reasons to Grow your Own Veggies. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Not a green thumb? Start with some non-fussy perennials such as raspberries. Grow a potato, they are hardy and can tolerate your learning curve.

19:30

Segwit2x Developers Label Controversial Bitcoin Code 'Production Release' "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The controversial code underlying bitcoin scaling proposal Segwit2x is moving toward production, according to project leaders.

19:23

Urban Survivors: A Post-SHTF Water Supply "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

ReadyNutrition Guys and Gals, were going to cover some quick, down-and-dirty techniques for throwing a water supply together before the SHTF for our urban-dwelling readers.  Too often urbanites are ignored, and there are surely many more of you as readers than the comments reveal.

Many of you may be wondering about this, as Ive written extensively about a rain-catchment system for your home, underground cisterns, methods of water storage in the home, and the like.  I have also written on how to locate water from unlikely sources.  So why this?

Because were a hairs breadth away from a war and/or an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) Strike against the U.S., and many have not initiated any of these plans for water storage.

On another note, naysayers and trolls have been posting without hiatus.  Their methods are simple: Deny, Discredit, and Denounce.  Do not pay any attention to these nonproductive comments, in which everything written is attacked without any viable solution being proposed.  The information presented here is not as perfect as the credentials of the trolls, however, if you take the initiativeresearch it yourself and then act upon itthe information gives you both options and ideas to enable you to succeed.

If youre in an urban environment, especially living in an apartment or condo, your options regarding water storage are going to be severely limited.  Tell you what.  If youre not thinking outside of the box, nobody will do so for you when the time is needed.  My advice is if you have a storage unit in the building or complex?  See if you can rent an extra one.  If not, then allocate the one that you have for storing emergency supplies, one of them being water.

You can store 5-gallon containers with water in that storage unit.  A good idea for you would be two 5-gallon co...

19:22

Eine Stadt bittet um einen Besuch von Banksy, um die Nachbarschaft aufzuwerten "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Street Art ist schon lange nicht mehr nur Vandalismus, sondern auch optische und monetre Aufwertung von Immobilien und Nachbarschaften zumindest manche und natrlich nur die schne und fr jeden zugngliche. Und somit wnschen sich ganz sicher ziemlich viele Stdte auf der Welt einen kleinen Tourismus-Push durch einen Original Banksy auf ihren Straen. Vielen Dank an Frankie Roche fr das Foto. So wnscht sich auch die Hafenstadt Ferrol im Nordwesten Spaniens einen Besuch von Banksy und ldt den Briten mit einem Plakat ein vorbeizuschauen, um die Nachbarschaft zu verschnern. Aus Stadtmarketing-Sicht ein sehr guter Schachzug. Aus Sicht der Street Art ein gutes Beispiel, was verdeutlicht, wie absurd zwischen Kunst und Vandalismus unterschieden wird. Ob die Verantwortlichen wohl auch  mit Tags und klassischen Graffiti genau so einverstanden wren?

Der Beitrag Eine Stadt bittet um einen Besuch von Banksy, um die Nachbarschaft aufzuwerten erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.

19:09

Binance Co-founder He Yi: Do Not Follow Suit and Hold Your Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

August 23th, Binance announced to open trading of MCO and ICN today. In the past few days, Binance opened trading of DNT, which was popular in the ICO market. Until today, Binance has listed 18 coins. Binance believes that the bitcoin trading already matures into 2.0 era. Pure exchange has been accepted by a much Continue reading Binance Co-founder He Yi: Do Not Follow Suit and Hold Your Bitcoin

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19:06

Bitcoin Celebrity ICO Sees Kim Dotcom Fund Bitcache With Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Kim Dotcom has said his Bitcache project will leverage ICO technology to raise funds for its future development.

18:35

Cedella Marley: A New Day "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Today is a new day and you are a new you.

18:34

New Toothpaste Leaves Dentists Without Work "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Japanese researcher Kazue Yamagishi is responsible for the revolutionary invention for maintaining personal hygiene.

18:33

Syrian Army Closing in on Oil-Rich Region the US Wants for Itself "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

As Anti-Media predicted in June of this year, ISIS last stand in Syria will take place in a strategic oil-rich region known as Deir ez-Zor.

18:32

The Trees Are Speaking The Heartbreak and Hope of Our Ancient Friends and Guardians "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

There is now scientific research to support what our ancient ancestors always knew, that trees can speak.

18:31

The Creator Writings: The Big Bang? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

And so, for some of you, the growing pains may have begun.

18:31

Electric Universe - Alex Mott - Rethinking Egypt "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

in this most convincing and least melodramatic delivery of the evidence of Egypt's technological glory years, Alex Mott puts it in plain and simple terms, "Ancient high-tech granite-cities visited by some terrible global/galactic cataclysm," to which we have then to look to ancient texts for narrative substantiation. And there's much there to explore...

Brown-dwarf proto-Saturn was described as THE BEST SUN to these ancient people, before it flared into a destructive mode as the Saturnian system entered the Sun's heliosphere, giving birth to THE DRAGON planet Venus battled by THE WARRIOR planet Mars.

Or something else involving heat and light and shame and collective forgetting... the prototypical Fall from Grace of the post-Golden Age Period.

18:30

Standpoint Founder: Bitcoin Asset Class Will Grow Into $2 Trillion Market "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ronnie Moas, founder of Wall St. firm Standpoint Research, has high expectations for the cryptocurrency market  and isn't shy about his predictions.

18:30

Discover the Paintings, Drawings & Collages of Sylvia Plath: Now on Display at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Sylvia Plath was a study in contrasts. Her popularization as a confessional poet, feminist literary icon, and tragic casualty of major depression; her middle-class Boston background and tortured marriage to poet Ted Hughesthese are the highlights of her biography, and, in many cases, all many people get to know about her. But she was much more than that, Dorothy Moss tells Mental Floss. As Vanessa Willoughby puts it in a stunning essay about her own encounters with Plaths work, this woman was not the sum of a gas oven and two sleeping children nestled in their beds.

Moss, a curator at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery has organized an exhibit featuring many more sides of the poet's divided, yet purposeful self, including her work as a visual artist. Readers of Plaths poetry may not be surprised to learn she first intended to become an artist. Her visual sense is so keen that fully-formed images seem to leap out of poems like Blackberrying, and into the readers hands; like the high green meadows she describes, her lines are lit from within by a deep appreciation for color, texture, and perspective.

Blackberries / Big as the ball of my thumb, and dumb as eyes / Ebon in the hedges, fat / With blue-red juices. These they squander on my fingers.

The blackberries come alive not only in their personification but through the kind of vivid language that could only come from someone with a painterly way of looking at things. Plath drew and painted and sketched constantly as a child, says Moss, and first enrolled at Smith College as an art major.

...

18:30

work review "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: work review


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18:25

Why Getting to Know Your True Self is Important for a Happy Life "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

As humans, it is important that we get to know our true selves. When it comes to finding happiness the only place we can truly find it is within.

Studying ourselves is not something that should be limited to those who have degrees. We all need to be more aware of what is inside, and this is because we can learn more from ourselves than we can from anyone else in our lives. Are you aware of your own thought patterns, and the true workings of your mind? Really take the time to think about how your subconscious works and why you react to things in the manner that you do. When you begin connecting the dots to your very own sense of being you will learn what it truly means to be happy.

There are millions of crevices inside of your mind that need to be explored. No matter how far you go there will always be more to explore and places left untouched. Look at everything you do, and all that you are as something to be studied, something you can learn from.

During this journey within yourself, you will find happiness ten times over. However, it is important that you learn to take advantage of your strengths, and set up proper support systems for your weaknesses. You want your mind to be as strong as your soul, never let other people or even this world get the best of you!

In order to begin your journey, I suggest that you practice mindfulness. I personally practice mindfulness meditation multiple times a day, and because of this I am more content than I have ever been in my entire life! Simply clear your mind and without judgment pay attention to your experiences and where you are in the present moment. For more information on how to practice mindfulness check out the video below. Happiness is within your grasp, all you have to do is reach out and take it!

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18:13

Unity Meditation Report ~ Cobra ~ 08.23.2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Our meditation was the turning point in the liberation process of our planet:

A few million people were informed about the meditation with more that a quarter million actually participating, so it was our strongest meditation ever.

The unity and the resonance we have achieved was remarkable and was a signal for the Central Race that the awakened part of the human population will be able to hold the Light in unity when the Event happens and that it is now time to put this planet through the Ascension process. This means that from now on, the energies from the Galactic Center will exponentially intensify until all darkness is purified and the planet is liberated.

During the meditation, the critical mass of the New Atlantis energy grid around the planet has been completed and from now on this grid is strong enough to handle the energies of the Event. From now on, the New Atlantis energy grid will be used by the Light forces to transmit mission activation codes in the form of revelatory dreams, impressions and visions to the awakened part of the human population.

More that half of the remaining plasma anomaly of the Yaldabaoth entity was transmuted, and the East Coast plasma anomaly vortex is virtually gone. What is remaining are smaller fragmentary decomposing plasma anomaly vortexes in Washington DC and New York....

18:08

This guy got suspended from Twitter for sexually harassing Tony the Tiger "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

News reaches us that this man has been suspended from Twitter for nearly a week for saying Id f*** that tiger to Tony The Tiger.

It starts with the cereal company posting an image of Tony staring at some milk.

Then @boivin posts Id f*** that tiger

And in kicks the auto-suspension from Twitter

Twitter, seriously, ban Nazis and not people who reply with silly comments to adverts.

Source: Twitter/@_Cooper

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17:55

10 Movies That Will Profoundly Change Your Life "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

 

For quite sometime now movies have been a way to teach people important lessons about life, love, and the importance of happiness. However, some films are much more than what they appear to be, and many have the power to truly touch us on a deep and emotional level.

These movies are the ones that will truly stay with us forever, they change our perception of reality and really make us think about how we choose to view the world. Below you will find a list of the 9 movies that have challenged everything I thought I knew about the world.

1. Fight Club

The first rule of fight club: You dont talk about fight club.

Fight Club was released back in 1999, and has captured the minds of all who have viewed it. The talent alone in this film was enough to make it worthy of cult status, but the plot twists and madness of it all made it even better.

2. Dead Poets Society

The Dead Poets Society is a movie that will live on forever. You will laugh, cry, and never be able to think in the same way again. This movie is about an all boys prep school with unrealistic standards and a fantastic teacher who brings a whole new meaning to the word unconventional.

3. The Pursuit of Happyness

This tearjerker is about a single father and his son on their journey to find happyness. If you were not aware of how to overcome all of the struggles and obstacles that come along with life, this movie will truly teach you!

4. Mr. Nobody

This one will have you feeling thankful for your life, as well as have you questioning reality as it is, and whether it...

17:30

Answers in Progress: Amiri Barakas Lyrical Manifesto for Life "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Were on the go for love to open our lives to walk tasting the sunshine of Life.


Answers in Progress: Amiri Barakas Lyrical Manifesto for Life

The question of what it takes to have a good life is the animating inquiry of human existence, and although it is each of our lifes work to arrive at the answer for ourselves, we can be, and have been, greatly aided by those who have made the question their vocation the philosophers, like Bertrand Russell and his theorem of love and knowledge, the psychologists, like the Harvard team who conducted a revelatory 75-year study of human happiness, and, perhaps most of all, the poets, those captain-spirits of humanity, who craft and steer vessels of language to hold what our hearts and minds struggle to contain.

One uncommonly beautiful hint at an answer comes from the poet, playwright, short story writer, and essayist LeRoi Jones, better known as Amiri Baraka (October 7, 1934January 9, 2014).

Amiri Baraka in 1964Amiri Baraka, mid-1970s

1967 was a momentous year for Jones. Upon returning from Los Angeles, where he had become enchant...

17:01

Unfortunate shortening for this programme on the BBC Radio app "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Also the picture reminds us of Vizs Up The Arse Corner.

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16:59

The Proud Boys "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Not sure... does this belong under politics?

Interesting group/organization IMHO... worth a look to some I guess...

From the article...


"Liberals entire worldview is based on shame: We stole this land from the Indians and used slaves to make it work. They dont mind if were constantly apologizing but when Proud Boys come along and say, No. We didnt steal anything. Thats history. Its all warring tribes. And we didnt start slavery. We ended it. Were proud of what we created...

The Proud Boys

16:54

Local Pub Chef Breaks With Tradition And Doesnt Develop Crippling Addiction To Alcohol "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

GREG ORTO-FELLATIO | Food | Contact Meet Domenic Rowland. Successful, confident and on top of his game. After a number of years working for some of the biggest names in the business, the go-getting 29-year-old is humble in his good future and hard work. The delicious Gemini is now the executive chef at the triple-hatted Bretts Oriental []

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16:25

Datum Turns Data into a New Asset Class and Plans to Launch the First Decentralized Data Marketplace in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Internet applications play a very important part in our everyday life. Given the number of applications and the critical role they play in various settings have made it necessary for the creation of secure, high-performance IT infrastructure. Datum Network is on the path to solve this issue by making use of cryptocurrencys underlying blockchain technology. Continue reading Datum Turns Data into a New Asset Class and Plans to Launch the First Decentralized Data Marketplace in 2018

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16:07

Local Woman Still Looking For A Bloke As Dreamy As Drazic "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Local woman, Sarah Parsonson (31) is starting to have second thoughts about settling down with her current boyfriend of five years, Alex. The fact that Alex has a steady income, positive career outlook, boyish good looks and comes from a nice family simply isnt enough, when she compares him to her first true []

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16:04

Nikon D850 Announced: First 45.7MP BSI Sensor, 4K Video, $3,300 "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Nikon has just officially announced the new Nikon D850, a powerful new full-frame DSLR that takes Nikons high-end camera lineup to lofty new heights.

Inside the camera is the first back-side illuminated (BSI) full-frame CMOS sensor in a Nikon DSLR, supported by Nikons EXPEED 5 image processing engine. It offers a whopping 45.7 megapixels of resolution for stills and can shoot 4K UHD video as well. The ISO range is 64-25600 (expandable to 32-102400)

The Nikon D850 is the new benchmark in DSLR image quality, with an unprecedented combination of resolution, dynamic range, ISO and processing power, Nikon says. The 45.7-megapixel CMOS sensor approaches medium format-level resolution [] This is also Nikons first DSLR to incorporate a BSI CMOS sensor, which captures light more efficiently, resulting in a wider dynamic range and low-noise image capture.

Photographers will be able to choose between 3 different RAW sizes: 45.4 megapixel Large photos, 25.6MP Medium photos, and 11.4MP Small shots. After capturing RAW photos, you can use an in-camera batch RAW processor to quickly convert a large number of shots.

Despite having such high resolution, the camera is quite speedy: it can shoot up to 7 frames per second normally or up to 9 frames per second if you use a battery grip and a EN-EL18a/b battery. The buffer can hold 51 photos if youre shooting 14-bit lossless RAW or 170 shots if youre shooting 12-bit lossless.

Nikon has also left out an optical low pass filter, giving up moir pattern reduction for maximizing sha...

16:00

Vaginal seeding more data required? "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

A review article written by Danish doctors and published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has stated that the benefits of vaginal seeding do not outweigh the risks. This paper and the inevitable news stories which have been spun from it are causing concern amongst those who feel that vaginal seeding is a positive means of counteracting one of the disbenefits of caesarean section. But the practice of vaginal seeding itself is causing just as much concern amongst others, who say that we dont know that it is safe.

Vaginal seeding, for the uninitiated, is the practice of exposing caesarean-born babies to their mothers microbiome (which they would have been exposed to during birth if born vaginally) by wiping their skin with a cloth or swab that has been held near their mothers vagina.

The alleged safety concerns attributed to the BJOG report need some analysis, however. Only one published study was included in the review, and this study only included four babies. It is impossible with such tiny numbers to draw any conclusions about the potential benefits or harms of any intervention. For now, as I have said before, we can only speculate. One of the useful things that this study highlights is how difficult it can be to determine with confidence which bacteria are healthy and which are always, sometimes or occasionally harmful. We also think that many bacteria are commensal, which means that they neither harm nor help their human hosts, but our knowledge in this area is in its infancy and we would so often be far wiser to simply say that we do not know.

If we are going to target ways of helping babies acquire beneficial bacteria, then tackling the current overuse of antibiotics has to be a key issue.

Which is, in a way, what the authors of this report are saying. They call for more research, saying that we do not have evidence to support intervening in this way, and list other things that we kn...

15:57

Permaculture Principles for Modern (Zero Waste) Living "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Have you heard of permaculture? Founded by Bill Mollison and David Holgren in the 1970s, permaculture was the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. The term came from permanent agriculture. Let me tell you, its actually about a lot more than gardening. Since the 1970s, the idea has expanded and grown, []

15:52

Ties.Network Announces Token Generation Event (TGE) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain-based business platform, designed for crypto-community, provides a secure place for business and financial transactions with the worlds first public and decentralized NoSQL database [City, State, August 18, 2017] Ties.Network is a secure business platform designed for crypto-community to safely conduct business and financial transactions, including striking deals, locating and hiring experts, and promoting Continue reading Ties.Network Announces Token Generation Event (TGE)

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15:45

Gold, Blockchain Technology and Belt & Road Initiative "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Gold, Blockchain Technology and Belt & Road Initiative by Rory The Daily Coin Most people reading this are well aware of the fact that China and Russia have been acquiring gold for the past several years. Russia just added...

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15:37

10 Christ-Like Figures Who Pre-Date Jesus "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I recently watched the documentary Zeitgeist (Part 1) as well as Bill Mahers movie Religulous. Both made mention of claims often made that there are many stories that predate Jesus but have striking parallels. I decided to follow up on these claims and see what kind of information was out there to substantiate these assertions. []

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15:30

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Might Extend Correction "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights ETH price after trading towards $323 against the US Dollar found sellers and slowly moving lower. There was a break below a connecting bullish trend line at $320 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The pair might trade towards the $308 support and 100 hourly simple moving average. Ethereum Continue reading Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Might Extend Correction

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15:30

Racketeering Love Triangle: Monsanto, FDA, Big Pharma "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Though there are many different diet and health philosophies in our society, nearly everyone can agree that the habitual intake of modified and denatured foods can eventually lead to a loss in health and vitality. 

Highly processed foods are being linked to more and more health problems, but if one were suspicious, one might wonder if there were really evil people in the world, might they use this knowledge to their advantage?

But are there really evil people in the world? Are there actually people out there who would knowingly and intentionally undermine the health of others? Oh you bet your sweet bippy.

But why? Just tilt your reading glasses this way and discover one of the biggest rackets in human history, la Food and Drug.


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15:30

Learn About Lovage Oil's Benefits Today "IndyWatch Feed Health"

What Is Lovage Oil?

Lovage oil is derived from both the roots and the leaves of the lovage plant (Levisticum officinale), a hardy, herbaceous perennial native to southern parts of Europe. Also called bastard celery in France and love parsley in England, lovage can grow up to 2 meters (6 feet) in height and resembles other umbellifers such as fennel, coriander and parsley, with large umbels of yellow-green flowers with seeds.

Depending on whether the roots are fresh or dried at the time of distillation, lovage oil can be yellow or dark brown in color. It's quite resinous and thick and has a strong floral aroma with a slight bitterness and a hint of celery.1 Conversely, the essential oil derived from the leaves is fairly thin and has a warm, fresh, sweet and spicy aroma.

Uses of Lovage Oil

Dried lovage leaves, seeds and roots are often used in vegetarian cuisine to infuse dishes with its signature savory flavor. It is usually added in soups, stocks, casseroles and salads as a meat substitute.

Its stems can be blanched and eaten as a candy or as a vegetable dipped in a special cheese sauce. Its dried seeds, on the other hand, are ground using mortar and pestle and sprinkled as a spice or seasoning on different kinds of breads and biscuits before baking. Lovage oil specifically extracted from the plant roots is widely used as a:

Fragrance component in soaps, cosmetic products and perfumes

Flavoring agent in liquors, nonalcoholic beverages and a variety of edibles

Composition of Lovage Oil

The essential oil from the leaves contains alpha-terpinyl acetate, cis- and trans-ligustilides, alpha-phellandrene and alpha-terpineol, while the root oil has butylidene, dihydrobutylidene, butylphthalide, ligustilide, senkyunolide and a number of other phthalides. Terpenoids and coumarins are also present.2 Lovage oil blends well with bay, galbanum, lavender, oakmoss, opopanax and rose essential oils.3

Benefits of Lovage Oil

The lovage plant is helpful in treating jaundice, chronic constipation, skin diseases and inflammation of the eyes. During the Middle...

Loneliness More Hazardous to Your Health Than Obesity or Smoking "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Loneliness doesn't just affect your mind; it can also cause a number of health problems. For example, previous research1 shows feeling lonely can raise your blood pressure up to 14 points, with greater increases the longer loneliness persists. With that, the risk for heart disease and dementia also increases.2

More recently, researchers concluded social isolation and loneliness may have more severe consequences than obesity and smoking. Other recent research reveals the brain-related changes associated with feelings of loneliness start to take place after as little as 24 hours of isolation.3

Loneliness More Hazardous to Your Health Than Obesity

Negative emotions will invariably impact your physical well-being, and feeling lonely is no different. According to two meta analyses4,5 presented at the 2017 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, loneliness and social isolation which are similar but not identical pose greater threats to public health than obesity, raising your risk for premature death by as much as 50 percent. As reported by Medical News Today:6

"While loneliness and social isolation are often used interchangeably, there are notable differences between the two. Social isolation is defined as a lack of contact with other individuals, while loneliness is the feeling that one is emotionally disconnected from others.

In essence, a person can be in the presence of others and still feel lonely. According to a 2016 Harris Poll7 of more than 2,000 adults in the U.S., around 72 percent reported having felt lonely at some point in...

Insurance and Government Block the Transition to Mercury-Free Dentistry "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Polls and common sense tell us that when consumers learn dental amalgam is 50 percent mercury, they demand a safe alternative for their mouths and bodies. But millions of consumers who are ready to switch are trapped in a vicious system that insists on putting toxic mercury in their mouths. Two culprits freeze in this primitive pre-Civil War, tooth-damaging pollutant:

  1. Insurance companies, whose outdated policies push lower-income consumers into amalgam
  2. Government programs across the board, where factory-style dentistry by the Pentagon, the Indian Health Service, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Medicaid and others block consumer access to 21st century oral health care

America and the world are fortunate to have Consumers for Dental Choice, headed by Charlie Brown, leading the charge against both pro-mercury insurance companies and pro-mercury government agencies with programs like Demand Your Choice. Throughout Mercury Awareness Week (August 20 through 27, 2017), I promise to match your gifts to this excellent nonprofit group dollar for dollar.

Why do I put my money where my mouth is matching up to $100,000? Because I have closely watched Consumers for Dental Choice, and I have witnessed one achievement followed by another, including:

  • Protecting rights of mercury-free dentists by defeating the notorious gag rule that prevented them from disclosing the truth about amalgams mercury
  • Gaining fact sheets for consumers in some states and cities
  • Winning at the Minamata Convention on Mercury so each ratifying nation (including the U.S. and Canada) must cut down amalgam use
  • Leading the campaign that succeeded in banning amalgam for children and pregnant and breast-feeding women in the huge 28-nation European Union
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 This dental consumer succinctly describes how insurance companies enrich the pro-mercury dentists at our expense: With my current employer insurance, mercury-free fillings aren't covered at all so I have paid out of pocket for all my mercury-free fillings. My current insurance covers amalgam completely.

How Insurance Policies and Government Programs Promote Mercury Fillings

In the U.S., many third-party payers including private insurance compani...

15:11

Local Costume Party Deemed a Success Despite One Man Refusing To Dress Up "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

BRETT ORANGE | Social Pages | Contact A renown local party pooper has failed to rain on a Betoota Ponds costume party overnight. Tina Colons midweek birthday bash has been deemed a success after close to a dozen of her close pals turned up to ring in Thursday with a bang. The shindigs theme was []

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15:03

UP: deploy serverless apps in seconds "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Last year I wrote Blueprints for Up, describing how most of the building blocks are available to create a great serverless experience on AWS with minimal effort. This post talks about the initial alpha release of Up.

Why focus on serverless? For starters its cost-effective since you pay on-demand, only for what you use. Serverless options are self-healing, as each request is isolated and considered to be stateless. And finally it scales indefinitely with easethere are no machines or clusters to manage. Deploy your code and youre done.

Roughly a month ago I decided to start working on it over at apex/up, and wrote the first small serverless sample application tj/gh-polls for live SVG GitHub user polls. It worked well and costs less than $1/month to serve millions of polls, so I thought Id go ahead with the project and see if I can offer open-source and commercial variants.

The long-term goal is to provide a Bring your own Heroku of sorts, supporting many platforms. While Platform-as-a-Service is nothing new, the serverless ecosystem is making this kind of program increasingly trivial. This said, AWS and others often suffer in terms of UX due to the flexibility they provide. Up abstracts the complexity away, while still providing you with a virtually ops-free solution.

Installation

You can install Up with the following command, and view the temporary documentation to get started. Or if youre sketched out by install scripts, grab a binary release. (Keep in mind that this project is still early on.)

curl -sfL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/apex/up/master/install.sh | sh
up upgrade

You may also install via NPM:

npm install -g up

Features

What features does the early alpha provide? Lets take a look! Keep in mind that Up is not a hosted service, so youll need an AWS account and AWS credentials. If youre not familiar at all with AWS you may want to hold off until that process is streamlined.

The first question I always get is: how does up(1) differ from...

14:48

Cobra Update 8-23-17 Unity Meditation Report "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Shortly after the eclipse event, I became aware of this earlier note from Cobra, which stated simply, We have reached the critical mass! Now this more comprehensive report has come out.

We did our jobs, baby! Thanks to all who participated in their own way, in Unity!

Our meditation was the turning point in the liberation process of our planet: A few million people were informed about the meditation with more that [than] a quarter million actually participating, so it was our strongest meditation ever.

The unity and the resonance we have achieved was remarkable and was a signal for the Central Race that the awakened part of the human population will be able to hold the Light in unity when the Event happens and that it is now time to put this planet through the Ascension process.

During the meditation, the critical mass of the New Atlantis energy grid around the planet has been completed and from now on this grid is strong enough to handle the energies of the Event

More that [than] half of the remaining plasma anomaly of the Yaldabaoth entity was transmuted, and the East Coast plasma anomaly vortex is virtually gone with this protective cover now nearly gone, many actions of the Cabal, including their extensive child abuse networks, will be soon exposed to the general population.

The Light Forces were very active in the last few months to remove the Black Stone, and our Unity Meditation gave the needed energy support for the final push, and now the Black Stone is nearly gone....

14:35

The Dangers Of The Spiritual Box "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Nicole Frolick, Guest writer, In5D.com Have you been labeled a Spiritual person only to be judged down the road for something that many do NOT consider to be very spiritual? Welcome to the club. There are a lot of preconceived notions on what spirituality should be or look like and if youre anything like []

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14:33

225-Year-Old Columbus Monument Damaged in Baltimore: Captured on Video "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Photo courtesy of Baltimore Brew

Published August 24, 2017

BALTIMORE Apparently, Christopher Columbus is not safe. As the debate what to do with Confederate statues intensifies in the United States, a 225-year-old monument honoring Christopher Columbus was vandalized early Monday in Baltimore, Maryland.

Last week, three statues honoring the Confederacy were taken down in Baltimore, but left behind the Columbus monument.

A video of the monument being damaged was posted online. The video came with a message narrated by man who identifies himself as Ty. The video shows someone taping a sign that reads The future is racial and economic justice. In the video, someone takes a sledgehammer to the monument while another person holds a sign reading Racism. Tear it down.

Christopher Columbus symbolizes the initial invasion of European capitalism into the Western Hemisphere. Columbus initiated a centuries-old wave of terrorism, murder, genocide, rape, slavery, ecological degradation and capitalist exploitation of labor in the Americas, says Ty.

The damaged Christopher Columbus monument is reportedly the oldest in the United States.

 

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14:32

Fifth Annual Kansas Tribal Health Summit Set for Next Tuesday August 29 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Participant at last years health summit

Published August 24, 2017

Tribes and health organizations come together to improve the health of Indian Country in Kansas.


MAYETTA, KANSAS  Health issues impacting American Indians contribute to overall well-being in the lives of tribal citizens. In an effort to improve the health of tribal citizens in Kansas and Nebraska, tribal health officials have set next Tuesday, August 29, 2017, for its Fifth Annual Tribal Health Summit at the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Mayetta, Kansas.

In the previous years, the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska and their strategic partners have worked diligently to identify health disparities and address them through promotion of health interventions.

This process has been driven by feedback received from members of the tribes, as well as health assessment data. The Tribal Health Summit allows the opportunity to collaborate and work together toward a common purpose in hopes of achieving greater health outcomes.

Speakers include:

  • Liana Onnen, Chairwoman of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, will speak on improving health by addressing sovereignty
  • Alan Kelley, Vice Chairman of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, will speak on protecting the water supply
  • Mariah Gladstone, Blackfeet Culinary Artist, will speak on food sovereignty, what it is and why it is important
  • Breakout Session Topics:
    ...

14:30

18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Set for Oct. 18 22 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

The Road Forward

Published August 24, 2017

TORONTO The 18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to announce the opening and closing galas for the Festival, running October 18-22, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

imagineNATIVEs opening night gala on Wednesday, October 18 will be Waru at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. The film, directed by eight Mori women, tells the story of Waru, a young boy who dies at the hands of his caregiver. Directors Chelsea Cohen, Ainsley Gardiner, Briar Grace-Smith, Paula Jones, Casey Kaa, Renae Maihi, Awanui Simich-Pene and Katie Wolfe, each tackle a ten-minute segment of Waru to create one complete, remarkable story through the lens of multiple family and community members as they deal with the horrific loss. Waru will be preceded by the short film Holy Angels, directed by Jay Cardinal Villeneuve, a redemptive and ingeniously crafted documentary sharing the testimony of Elder Lena Wandering Spirits time at residential school.

On Sunday, October 22, the closing night gala will be The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Mtis/Dene award-winning filmmaker, Marie Clements at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Connecting the beginnings of Indigenous nationalism on West Coast a pivotal moment in Canadas civil rights history with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today, The Road Forwards stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canadas finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connects past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats. The Road Forward is a rousing tribute to those who fought for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.

More programming for the 18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will be announced in the coming weeks.

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 18-22, 2017
imagineNATIVE Early Bird Ticket Packages and Festival Pass
are on sale at a reduced price until Sunday, September 24, 2017
Call TIFF Box Office on 416-599-TIFF (8433)
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14:30

Population Control and Eugenics: They Are Really Trying to Kill Us "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The reality of what's truly  happening inside the United States is far, far more terrifying than just being screwed. Because quite literally, they are trying to KILL US!

"Oh, come on now," I can hear you thinking. "Get real!" Well that's exactly what I'm will be doing in this article. I'm going to get very real.

I hope that you'll read all the way to the bottom because you really need to know what's happening and why this isn't just a big government stupidity at work.

What I share here is more than deadly serious and it is based upon a lot of research that many others have put together to clarify what's really happening in our country.


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14:30

Positive Thinking And The Law Of Attraction "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Angel  V. Ornedo  Jr. At Third Dimension-3D illusion frequency, there are significant relationships with Law of Attraction and Positive Thinking originating from thought.  Analyze- realize they mean the same thing leading to your potential intention.  Do good, be fair, love others, give service to others-STO and the same actions come back to you in []

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14:29

Follow the Red Brick Road "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Like the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia proved, the end destination of socialism is a cataclysmic catastrophe. In countries like Venezuela, and North Korea, this is all too apparent. Leftists sympathizers across the globe cant seem to grasp the things that should be as plain as the nose on their faces. So, why isnt it?  Not []

14:25

How to write your first React.js component "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Reacts function and class components, props, state, and event handlers

The most important concept to understand in React.js is the component. A React component can be one of two types. It can be either a function component or a class component. Sometimes you will hear different terms to describe these two types, like stateless and stateful. Function components are also often associated with the presentational concept. I will refer to them in this article as function components and class components.

A function component is the simplest form of a React component. It is a simple function with a simple contract:

Screenshot captured from my Pluralsight courseReact.js: Getting Started

The function component receives an object of properties which is usually named props. It returns what looks like HTML, but is really a special JavaScript syntax called JSX.

A class component is a more featured way to define a React component. It also acts like a function that receives props, but that function also considers a private internal state as additional input that controls the returned JSX.

Screenshot captured from my Pluralsight courseReact.js: Getting Started

This private internal state is what gives React its reactive nature. When the state of a class component changes, React will re-render that component in the browser.

The State and Props objects have one important difference. Inside a class component, the State object can be changed while the Props object represents fixed values. Class components can only change their internal state, not their properties. This is a core idea to understand in React and this article will have an example of that.

Lets look at an actual example of a component. A very simple one, without any input and with a simple h1 in a div output.

Screenshot captured from my Pluralsight courseReact.js: Getting Started

On the left side, the component is written in the special JSX syntax.

JSX allows us to describe our User Interfaces...

14:24

Large fireball recorded over Krugersdorp, South Africa "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A large fireball was observed and recorded over the South African city of Krugersdorp at 16:59 UTC (18:59 SAST) on August 22, 2017. The object had a bright blue-green color and lasted for more than 4 seconds. It was recorded by Jan Breytenbach over Krugersdorp but...... Read more

Yoda bat happy to be recognized as new species "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The character Yoda, the venerable Jedi Master from the Star Wars franchise, may have come from a galaxy far, far away, but his face seems to pop up a lot here on Earth. Earlier this year, two new species of tarsier were described by scientists. Tarsiers look so much like Yoda that they inspired an unconfirmed rumor that the character was based on the small but surprisingly capable creatures from the island nations of Southeast Asia. A new fruit bat species found in the rainforests of Papua New Guinea and described in the Records of the Australian Museum this month also resembles Yoda closely enough that it has actually been referred to simply as the Yoda bat at least until now. Since most remote Papuans have never seen Star Wars, I thought it fitting to use a local name: the Hamamas meaning happy tube-nosed fruit bat, Nancy Irwin, an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Biology at the University of York in the UK and author of the study describing the species, said in a statement. Irwin explains why the happy moniker seemed an appropriate choice: The species is very difficult to tell apart from other tube-nosed bat species. Bat species often look similar to each other, but differ significantly in behaviour, feeding and history. Most of the morphological characteristics that separate this bat from other species are associated with a broader, rounder jaw which gives the appearance of a constant smile. The Hamamas (happy) tube-nosed

14:05

Are you a Thug? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Found the following and thought many here might enjoy the article

Some people are thugs. As a practicing criminal defense attorney, I sometimes get to meet and talk with thugs.[1] Most of the thugs I represent know they are thugs, and some of them are even proud to be thugs. Most people dont think of themselves as thugs. This is because most thugs dont realize they are thugs. As with most things, the first...

Are you a Thug?

14:04

Report Finds Mate That Owns A Tattoo Gun Probably Shouldnt Be Hosting Kick-Ons "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A recent report by the American Medical Association states that late night afterparties should avoid being in the same vicinity as a hand-held tattoo device capable of leaving permanent marking of the skin with indelible ink. A group of researchers randomly sampled 64 adult Australians who enjoy going on benders found the average rate of homemade tattoos is []

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14:03

103-year-old Cambodian woman becomes a U.S. citizen "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Feel good story of the day. Hong Inh has always wanted to come to America. And yesterday at the age of 103, she became a United States citizen. She has a large family here and back in Cambodia. Ms. Inh wished to live in a peaceful country.

Her relatives helped Hong Inh up from a wheelchair and she stood with a flag in her raised hand to receive the oath. Her grandson spoke the words but she joined in the roar of applause at its conclusion.

"She says she's so excited and happy,"...
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103-year-old Cambodian woman becomes a U.S. citizen

14:00

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD To Continue Higher "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points Bitcoin cash price seems to be settling above the $600 level against the US Dollar and might continue higher. There was a break above a contracting triangle with resistance near $660 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken) was broken. The price is now trading above the $650 level and Continue reading Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD To Continue Higher

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13:49

MobileGo Price Technical Analysis for 08/24/2017 Back in Selloff Mode "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

MobileGo chalked up large losses agains bitcoin and ethereum, even as hard fork concerns resurfaced for the former.

The post MobileGo Price Technical Analysis for 08/24/2017 Back in Selloff Mode appeared first on NEWSBTC.

13:48

Im a Well-Educated, Empowered Woman & I Didnt Know Id been Raped. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Did I give consent? No. Did I say stop and push him away? Yes. Did I trust him? Yes.

13:36

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 08/24/2017 Uptrend Line Still Holding "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin price is still moving above its ascending trend line that has held since mid-July but there are signs that the uptrend is weakening.

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13:34

Bitcoin Network Mining Difficulty Drops ~3.8 Percent To Second Place Versus All Time High "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

At the latest Bitcoin network mining difficulty adjustment, difficulty fell approximately 3.8 percent from the all time high of 923233068448.90527344 to a new second highest all time value of 888171856257.32055664 today. Aside from typical variance, the possibility of some hashpower  inflicting woe upon a certain altcoin and heroically repatriating BTC value may have contributed to this small drop in difficulty.

13:30

War on Drugs: Trump Agrees To Put His Name On Ecstasy Tablets To Ensure Its Business Model Fails "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

trump ecstacy

As part of the US Governments ongoing War on Drugs, US President Donald Trump has generously agreed to lend his name and image to ecstasy tablets to make absolutely certain the associated businesses fail.

It follows similar strategies in the steak, water and university industries.

Analysts say businesses are seven times more likely to go bankrupt once Trump puts his name to them, and have applauded the Presidents gesture of lending his name to help stamp out the illicit trade.

He has a habit of taking flourishing businesses, putting his name on the packaging, and then watching them fail. Thats exactly what wed like to see with drugs, a DEA spokesperson said.

Mr Trump has also been asked to launch a pharmaceutical brand, to help end the countrys battle with prescription opioids.

Holocaust Love Story Exposed As A Hoax "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The first curse on mankind was imposed because of an apple, and for all that happened to Herman Rosenblat in his 85 years the horrors inflicted in Nazi concentration camps, the gunshot wound he suffered when his Brooklyn television repair shop was robbed, the global fame bestowed by two appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show it is an apple for which he will be most remembered. That first bite of the fruit was built on a lie.

Mr. Rosenblat, who died on Feb. 5 at a hospital in Aventura, Fla., wrote a moving but largely unexceptional Holocaust memoir in 1993.

What distinguished it was one scene: a momentary encounter in a snow-dappled field in Germany between a starving teenage inmate at Schlieben, a subcamp of Buchenwald, and a young girl watching him from the other side of a barbed wire fence.

According to his own story, as recounted in another book:

Herman Rosenblat in 2008 with his wife, Roma. His telling of their first meeting, 
during World War II, was exposed as a hoax. J. Pat Carter/Associated Press

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13:30

Bitcoin Price Might Exceed $1 Million, More Millionaires in World Than Bitcoins "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin to $1 million? Bitcoin is so scarce that there arent enough for every millionaire in the world to own one.

13:30

Anti-Trump (and attempted prosecution of sceptics) AG Raked In Campaign Donations From An Oil Tycoon With Ties To Putin "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

US Chris White Energy Reporter   From The Daily Caller His fundraising efforts highlighted various legal challenges against the president have earned Schneiderman $1.7 million in contributions during the first half of this year, Politico reported in July. Schneidermans first half of contributions were consistent with the $1.6 million he reported in January. Blavatnik has

13:29

Hitlery mistakes Donald for Bill in new book "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

"My skin crawled, Clinton said, in an audio clip of her reading the passage about that Washington University, St. Louis, debate."

No matter where I walked, he followed me closely, staring at me, making faces. It was incredibly uncomfortable, he was literally breathing down my neck, Clinton said, in the clip aired on Morning Joe....

Hitlery mistakes Donald for Bill in new book

13:19

New Social Cross Website Offers Christians an Alternative to Facebook "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Conservative Christians whove been barred from Facebook for posting their beliefs about homosexuality and LGBT issues now have a new social media platform they can join that wont block users for defending biblical principals. After being suspended from Facebook numerous times for posting their thoughts on LGBT issues, a group

Read more at End Time Headlines.

13:14

Outrage over graphic sex scene featuring Jesus in blasphemous sitcom "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The latest episode of AMCs Preacher has some people incredibly upset thanks to a graphic scene depicting Jesus Christ having sex on the night of The Last Supper. The AMC drama is based on a comic book about a modern-day Preacher who is losing his faith and encountering many different demonic entities

Read more at End Time Headlines.

13:10

Paula White Talks God Raising Up Trump, Christian Remnant on Jim Bakker Show "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

President Donald Trumps spiritual adviser, Florida televangelist Paula White, said she believes that Trump was raised up by God. She also urged Christians to stop hiding in fear even though the world hates them.  The 51-year-old White, who is senior pastor at New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, and

Read more at End Time Headlines.

12:56

Petition Launched to Replace New Orleans Confederate Monuments with Louisiana Hero Britney Spears "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Fans of pop star Britney Spears have launched a petition to replace Confederate monuments in New Orleans with statues in the likeness of the Louisiana-born singer. In a change.org petition addressed to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and other state officials, Rayne native Kassie Thibodeaux wrote that the Oops I

Read more at End Time Headlines.

12:49

Iran Can Restart Uranium Enrichment for Nuclear Bombs in Five Days "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Iran warned Tuesday that it is capable of resuming high-level uranium enrichmentup to 20 percentwithin five days. This degree of enrichment can be used in a nuclear weapon. If we make a determination, at most in five days we can start 20-percent enrichment in Fordo (the site of an Iranian nuclear plant),

Read more at End Time Headlines.

12:45

Germany shifts 50,000 gold bars overseas back to Frankfurt amid Eurozone collapse fears "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Germanys central bank has moved 21.8billion (23.6bn) worth of gold bars back to Frankfurt as the Eurozone continues to falter. The Bundesbank today announced it has shipped the last of the gold it had been storing at Frances central bank, Banque de France. The lot of 53,780 bars, each weighing 27.5lbs,

Read more at End Time Headlines.

12:44

Want to learn something? Research it and present your work. "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Me and my poster at the Arizona Nevada Academy of Science meeting.

When Im learning about something, I eventually hit a plateau. Its hard to fight past this feeling. Ive found that researching and then presenting that research helps me get unstuck.

You dont have to be a student or professor to do this. I encourage everyone to try it. Just as posting your code on GitHub adds to open source, presenting (and publishing) your research adds to the body of scientific knowledge.

Creating a project

I started this project in January 2017 to learn more about machine learning and cyber security. Both are topics Ive read about but have never applied. Since I didnt know the current state of research in either area, I decided to tackle a problem in cyber security.

After a bit of sifting I found a government report from 2009. It described current problems and areas that need more research. I was drawn to the section on Insider Threats, so I decided to apply machine learning to insider threats.

I thought to myselfHow hard can it be?

I was excited about the project, but hadnt yet read any papers in the area. I started thinking of ways to evaluate how the average person uses a computer versus an insider with malicious intent. Because my laptop runs Ubuntu and Im often in the terminal, the idea of looking at commands came to mind.

I decided I would capture commands as they happen, make evaluations, and try to stop malicious and mistake commands in their tracks. I didnt know what I was getting myself into. I wrote an abstract (available here) and got to work.

The Research

A month later, I had done some (minimal) preliminary research. I then submitted my abstract to the AZ/NV Academy of Science. Since they accepted it, I seemed to be on the right path.

I had been in no rush to get anything done. I had months to go before presenting! This was a bad mindset. By the time my poster was accepted I had only five weeks to prepare. I raced to gather a reasonable body of research to build upon.

To my surprise, I found quite a few papers that have taken a stab at this problem. In fact, someone tried the same approach I chose back in 1999 and their research was proven ineffective a few years later! How could I go on?

I continued to read from the stack of papers I built up. Then it dawned on me that nobody was...

12:44

The Disgusting Stuff in Flu Shots "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO, AOBNMM, ABIHM Its that time again: the hype has begun to push flu shots into the arms of everyone, from six-month-old infants to 96-year-old grandparents. Flu vaccines have been around...

The post The Disgusting Stuff in Flu Shots appeared first on Vaxxter.

12:42

If You Carry a Gun in America "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

A very good article on carrying a gun. While parts of it may seem "unfair" it's the law.

As a criminal defense attorney, I have been representing people charged with gun related criminal offenses for well over twenty years. During that time, I have been lead counsel in several hundred gun related criminal offenses including 1st-degree murder, drive-by shootings, aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, unlawful discharge and many more serious felony level offenses. I have represented...

If You Carry a Gun in America

12:39

Snap Events: how you can now create calendar events just by taking a picture "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Google just published my first Android app, Snap Event, in their Play Store. Snap Event create calendar events from photographs of the events poster.

The app is by no means perfect, but its functional and is a proof of concept that the idea works.

This article is a write-up of how I built and published this app.

Motivation

People say the best way to learn a new programming language or framework is to do a project with it. Sure, you need some familiarity with the basics of whatever it is that youre trying to learn. But past that stage, projects are the way to go.

There were three motivating factors behind the development of this app:

  1. My previous attempt at learning Android two years ago had failed. I wanted to give it another shot.
  2. I already had a project idea in mind.
  3. One of my professors asked us each to build an Android app. Wed get credit for it.

Whenever I saw a poster for some event, such as a concert or conference, I took its picture to keep track of what exactly was on the poster. Most people I knew did this. I searched, but I couldnt find any other app thats similar in functionality to what I had in mind. This was surprising.

So my friend Alexander Alex Kaberlein and I decided to build this app.

App Development

Creating calendar events from their posters comes down to three things:

  1. Detecting text from the image.
  2. Making sense of the detected text.
  3. Creating a calendar event.

Our focus was to ship a working app as early as possible, and then iron out its shortcomings. As a consequence, we made some compromises during the design phase. This was supposed to be a learning experience, after all. We have zero intentions of making money from this app.

Detecting Text From The Image

Our project couldve been shelved right away if we had failed to detect text from images. Though in retrospect step two was harder. I had no knowledge whatsoever about computer vision. Alex had some familiarity with OpenCV, but we did not have enough time to come up with our own image recognition models.

Based on what I read on the internet, I was aware of certain off-the-shelf libraries and services for image recognition. In particular, the three services we considered were:

  1. ...

12:38

Tumor bearing mice treated five times with photodynamic therapy using acai oil in nanoemulsion showed tumor volume reduction of 82%. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Photochem Photobiol B. 2017 Jan ;166:301-310. Epub 2016 Dec 9. PMID: 28024281 Abstract Title:  Photodynamic therapy mediated by acai oil (Euterpe oleracea Martius) in nanoemulsion: A potential treatment for melanoma. Abstract:  Melanoma is the most aggressive and lethal form of skin cancer, responsible for>80% of deaths. Standard treatments for late-stage melanoma usually present poor results, leading to life-threatening side effects and low overall survival. Thus, it is necessary to rethink treatment strategies and design new tools for the treatment of this disease. On that ground, we hereby report the use of acai oil in nanoemulsion (NanoA) as a novel photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy (PDT) used to treat melanoma in in vitro and in vivo experimental models. NIH/3T3 normal cells and B16F10 melanoma cell lines were treated with PDT and presented 85% cell death for melanoma cells, while maintaining high viability in normal cells. Flow cytometry indicated that cell death occurred by late apoptosis/necrosis. Tumor bearing C57BL/6 mice treated five times with PDT using acai oil in nanoemulsion showed tumor volume reduction of 82% in comparison to control/tumor group. Necrotic tissue per tumor area reached its highest value in PDT-treated mice, supporting PDT efficacy. Overall, acai oil in nanoemulsion was an effective photosensitizer, representing a promising source of new photosensitizing molecules for PDT treatment of melanoma, a tumor with an inherent tendency to be refractory for this type of therapy.

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12:35

After School Satan Clubs Attempt to Undermine Christian Clubs "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

As students head back to school this fall, Christian parents across the country are concerned about the spread of after school clubs that promote Satan. The clubs gained national attention during the 2016 school year.  The Satanic Temple has been targeting schools as a counter to after school clubs offered

Read more at End Time Headlines.

12:32

Melbourne Reverend Says Hes Been Pro-Same-Sex Marriage Since Before It Was Cool "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A Melbourne Reverend came out today and told friends and family that hes supported the idea of gay marriage since before it was cool and controversial for a clergyman to do so. Fitzroy-based Reverend Alex Carter has adorned the many archways and entrances to his church with Pride flags and messages []

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12:31

Segregated Witness Activates on Bitcoin: This is What to Expect "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

segwit acti.jpg

The Segregated Witness (SegWit) soft fork has activated on the Bitcoin network.

As of block height 481,824, found at 1:57 UTC by BTCC, all SegWit ready nodes started enforcing the new SegWit consensus rules. As Bitcoins biggest protocol upgrade to date, this introduces a whole new data structure, which changes the appearance of Bitcoin blocks for upgraded nodes while non-upgraded nodes should continue to function as normal.

More concretely, SegWit activation means that Bitcoins block size limit is replaced by a block weight limit, which allows for blocks up to 4 megabytes in size. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, SegWit transactions wont suffer from the malleability bug, which in turn enables advanced second-layer protocols like the Lightning Network, atomic swaps, MAST, and more.

Heres what to expect for the next couple of hours, days, weeks, months and beyond

The Block Size Limit Becomes a Block Weight Limit

Bitcoin blocks now have a weight limit instead of a size limit. Depending on the types of transactions included, this means that blocks can get up to 4 megabytes big though some 2 megabytes is a more realistic maximum. This should decrease network fees for users, and speed up transaction confirmation times.

However, this doesnt mean that all blocks will immediately bump to 2 megabytes in size today. For a transaction to utilize the added space, it must be sent from a SegWit address (or more accurately, a Segwit output) not just to a SegWit address.

At the time of activation, of course, no bitcoins were locked up in SegWit addresses whatsoever. That wasnt possible up till now. So at the very least, bitcoins must be spent once to a SegWit address once first. Only when theyre spent again will they benefit from the extra space.

Additionally, wallets and other applications need to be ready to accept SegWit transactions. Some wallets, like GreenAddress, may offer this option on day one, or shortly thereafter. We had this in testnet on by default for a very long time now, GreenAddress developer Lawrence Nahum tol...

12:31

The Ideal WWI era figure: Part I "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

As a celebration (slightly belatedly) of the release of the Scroop Rilla Corset, over the next few weeks Ill be doing a series post about the ideal figure from 1913 to 1921 the period covered by the Rilla corset.

The Scroop Rilla Corset Pattern Scrooppatterns.com

Ill be covering how the figure ideal changed from 1914 to 1921, how corsets and other undergarments were used to achieve the ideal figure and correct the less than ideal figure, and how to wear a 1910s corset if you are large above the waist, and how to fit the Rilla to your figure.

Of course, in any era, beauty is in the eye of the beholder: what the ideal figure is depends on who is describing it, so there are lots of variations.  Part of the reason I really love the 1914-1921 period is that it covers a vast range of fashionable silhouettes within that 7 year range, even within a single year, and with so many different waistlines, necklines, skirt silhouettes and overall looks, there is a mid-teens style for every body.

To start off with, a look at the range of ideal bodies from a Gossards Corset advertisement from The Designer magazine, October 1916.  Gossards was an American corset manufacturer that heavily marketed their range of corsets for specific individual figures, with each different style of corset being designed to mould your particular type of figure into the fashionable ideal.

Ive got quite a few Gossards advertisements in my magazine collection, but this one is particularly interesting as being an early example of the use of Hollywood stars to market fashion and beauty.

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12:30

Catholic Church & Govt Say Kids Consented to Sexual Abuse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

An underage child cannot consent to be sexually abused. However, the Catholic Church and the government are claiming this as a defense.

by Matt Agorist, Guest author

A scathing report from Victim Support, a charity dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse, has shed light on the Catholic Church and the government working to avoid paying compensation to child victims of sex abuse.

The government agency, Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, and the Catholic Church are actively attempting to deny financial settlements against them, saying the victims have consented to the abuse by government agents and clergy even if they were too young to legally do so.


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12:29

Feds Begin Black Sky Catastrophe Drills "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Its been called a matter of when not if. Some of the most powerful people in the world are meeting to discuss how the world will react to a Black Sky event, a large-scale catastrophe that would disrupt the functioning of critical national infrastructure such as power supplies. And exercises

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12:29

Acai seed extract substantially reduced renal injury and prevented renal dysfunction. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Med Food. 2017 Jun 26. Epub 2017 Jun 26. PMID: 28650699 Abstract Title:  Effect of Euterpe oleracea Mart. Seeds Extract on Chronic Ischemic Renal Injury in Renovascular Hypertensive Rats. Abstract:  Previously, we have demonstrated that the seeds of Euterpe oleracia Mart. (aa) are rich in polyphenols with antihypertensive and antioxidant properties. This study evaluated the renal protective effects of the hydroalcoholic extract obtained from the seeds of aa (ASE) fruits in two-kidney, one-clip (2K1C) renovascular hypertension. Young male Wistar rats were used to obtain 2K1C and sham groups. Animals received ASE (200mg/(kgday) in drinking water) or vehicle for 40 days. We evaluated serum and urinary parameters, renal structural changes, and oxidative status. The increase in systolic blood pressure of the 2K1C group was accompanied by a decrease in left kidney volume and number of glomeruli, as well as an increase in glomerular volume and collagen deposition. ASE prevented the alterations of these parameters, except the reduced kidney volume. Serum levels of urea and creatinine and urinary protein excretion were increased in the 2K1C group and treatment with ASE improved all these functional parameters. The increased oxidative damage in the 2K1C group, assessed by lipid and protein oxidation, was prevented by ASE. The nitrite content and both expression and activity of antioxidant enzymes (superoxide dismutase-1, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase) were lower in the 2K1C group and restored by ASE. ASE substantially reduced renal injury and prevented renal dysfunction in 2K1C rats probably through its antihypertensive and antioxidant effects, providing a natural resource for treatment and prevention of renovascular hypertension-related abnormalities.

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12:27

Cape Cod Shark Cull Lunacy "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

I am livid after reading the County Commissioner of Barnstables stupid shark cull proposal for Cape Cod. He has proposed what he calls a localized shark hazard mitigation strategy that would involve luring and killing sharks that lurk too close to the Capes popular swimming beaches. Tagging the sharks and studying them is all well and good, Ronald Beaty said by phone. But when the day comes an innocent child is eaten or maimed for life by the time somebody is killed by a shark here, its too late.

South Australia's Shark Cull has been widely ridiculed by Scientisits

South Australias Shark Cull has been widely ridiculed by Scientisits

Beatys language just wreaks of jaundiced PR spin. Terms like Innocent child maimed for life pulls at our heart strings. Then for sharks he portrays them as evil with terms like lurking too close to shore, as though the sharks shouldnt even be there. The trouble is this is just persuasive language that totally ignores the facts.

For example, since 1937 not a single person has been killed by shark attack in Massachusetts, yet over 20,000 people have died by murder or car accident. Each year in Massachusetts alone, around 26 people drown for goodness sake. And 10 people die by falling out of bed. If Beaty, a convicted felon I might add, is so worried about the lives of his constituents, perhaps he should be legislating on bed heights, guns, beach swimming and road safety, rather than going after the poor old sharks that have been falsely maligned ever since Jaws came out.

Beaty made a few other crazy statements as well. His proposal, he claimed, is modeled after the successful baited drum line techniques used in South Africa and Australia. This is more bullshit. The program in South Australia was a dismal failure, and has now been abandoned after their EPA ruled it never made the beaches any safer, while killing a large number of non-target animals.

And dont get me started on South Africas cull, which has been ridiculed by Scientists for decades. I witnessed it first hand last year and it is a disgrace They parade dead sharks in front of school groups and tourists, trying to justify their cull, but in reality the program has simply evolved into a cushy employment program that exploits animals, and benefits corrupt officials. There is no scientific evidence supporting the cull in South Africa or Australia, nor in Cape Cod.

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12:19

Local Drug Dealer Sends Out Text Message Reminding Customers To Enrol To Vote "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT With one day left to register for the electoral commission, over 1300 companies have confirmed support marriage equality including all the banks, all the airlines, sporting codes and some Australias largest retailers it seems big business are the least concerned about the ramifications of allowing gay people to tie the knot. Aside []

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12:16

An ethyl acetate fraction of aa seed reduced cell viability and caused necroptosis in the MCF-7 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Pharm Pharmacol. 2017 Jun ;69(6):714-721. Epub 2017 Feb 17. PMID: 28211563 Abstract Title:  Cytotoxic analysis and chemical characterization of fractions of the hydroalcoholic extract of the Euterpe oleracea Mart. seed in the MCF-7 cell line. Abstract:  OBJECTIVES: To analyse the antineoplastic activity of fractions derived from the hydroalcoholic extract of Euterpe oleracea Mart. seed in the MCF-7 cell line and to identify the compounds responsible for the antineoplastic action.METHODS: Cells were treated with 10, 20, 40 and 60g/ml with the hexane, chloroform and ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) of the hydroalcoholic extract of aa seed, for 24 and 48 h. After treatment, cell viability was measured using MTT assay and cell death was assessed using the Annexin-Pi assay. The most cytotoxic fraction under study was analysedby mass spectrometry using an electrospray ionization source and a cyclotron analyser coupled to a Fourier transform. Data were analysed statistically by analysis of variance (ANOVA) or by Student's t-test, where appropriate.KEY FINDINGS: All fractions caused significant reduction in the cell viability, but the EAF was the most cytotoxic (P

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12:12

Teshuvah 5777 Time to Return to the Lord "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(By Ricky Scaparo) In this first of many messages in this series regarding the season of Teshuva, We will explain the meaning, the origin and why Teshuvah is important to know and understand. We will talk about the timeline of the 40 days or repentance and also discuss the 10 days

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12:04

Watch Queens Bohemian Rhapsody Acted Out Literally as a Short Crime Film "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"--you can play it on a 1910 fairground organ; you can get Siri to sing the song on your iPhone and use it to help explain string theory; and you can even turn the song into a virtual reality experience. There's nothing you can't do with "Bohemian Rhapsody"--down to and including making it the basis of a short crime film. "Freddie" is played by Jeff Schine above; and Deborah Ramaglia plays "Mama." You know the script.

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12:02

Throwstick.com "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Hey just wanted to share a site I wish I would have found sooner it's a site for rabbit sticks the guy make a good one that flys very well he even went to my YouTube channel and evaluated my rabbit stick video and gave me suggestions so if you like the primative weapons check him out I will be ordering one here soon.

12:01

Acai berry water extracts might have potential as a wound healing agents. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Toxicol Res. 2017 Apr ;33(2):149-156. Epub 2017 Apr 15. PMID: 28503264 Abstract Title:  Skin Wound Healing Effects and Action Mechanism of Acai Berry Water Extracts. Abstract:  The purpose of this study was to investigate the wound healing effect of acai berry water extracts (ABWE) and a possible underlying mechanism involved in its action using various in vitro and in vivo models. The wound healing effect of ABWE was evaluated by migration assay using HS68 fibroblast cells. In addition, its effect on mRNA expression of procollagen, fibronectin, and MMP-1 was determined. Moreover, the wound healing effect of ABWE was evaluated in in vivo wound models through macroscopic and microscopic observation. In addition, mRNA expression levels of wound related genes were determined. Results revealed that ABWE was not cytotoxic. It increased migration of HS68 fibroblast cells. ABWE increased mRNA expression levels of fibronectin but decreased the mRNA expression levels of MMP-1. ABWE also showed significantly potent wound healing effect in vivo based on macroscopic and histopathological observation and mRNA expression evaluation for wound related genes. Taken together, our results indicated that ABWE might have potential as a wound healing agent.

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11:50

Aa demonstrated protective effects against AOM/DSS-induced colon carcinogenesis. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Gut Liver. 2017 Mar 15 ;11(2):243-252. PMID: 27965474 Abstract Title:  Aa Berries Inhibit Colon Tumorigenesis in Azoxymethane/Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Treated Mice. Abstract:  Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effect of aa against azoxymethane (AOM)/dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colorectal cancer development.Methods: The effect of aa on tumorigenesis was assessed by evaluating tumor incidence, multiplicity and invasiveness in the mouse colon. The levels of myeloperoxidase (MPO) and proinflammatory cytokines (tumor necrosis factor [TNF-], interleukin [IL]-1, and IL-6) were measured via enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Protein levels of cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2), Bcl-2-associated death promoter (Bad) and cleaved-caspase-3 were assessed by immunoblotting.Results: Administration of pellets containing 5% aa powder reduced the incidences of both colonic adenoma and cancer (adenoma, 23.1% vs 76.9%, respectively, p=0.006; cancer, 15.4% vs 76.9%, respectively, p=0.002). In the aa-treated mice, the MPO, TNF-, IL-1 and IL-6 levels in the colon were significantly down-regulated. Aa inhibitedPCNA and Bcl-2 expression and increased Bad and cleaved-caspase-3 expression. In vitro studies demonstrated that aa treatment reduced lipopolysaccharide-induced expression of TNF-, IL-1, IL-6 and COX-2 in murine macrophage RAW 264.7 cells.Conclusions: Aa demonstrated protective effects against AOM/DSS-induced colon carcinogenesis, which suggests that the intake of aa may be beneficial for the prevention of human colon cancer.

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11:32

MASS EXTINCTION event now under way that will decimate the global human population, scientists claim "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

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(Natural News) A hotly-debated study led by Professor Gerardo Ceballos at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico warns that the human population explosion is leading to the widespread contamination and destruction of the planet, ultimately collapsing life support systems upon which human civilization depends. As reported by The Times of Israel:

Human overpopulation and over-consumption are leading Earth to its sixth mass extinction faster than was previously thought, with the human race likely to be eradicated along the way, a new study warns

These findings indicate nothing short of biological annihilation, the scientists conclude, a massive anthropogenic [human-driven] erosion of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services essential to civilization.

The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and was co-authored by Paul R. Ehrlich, a population control advocate.

Adding to the controversy of the study, Paul Ehrlichs views have also been cited by population control advocates like Bill Gates, who calls for an engineered depopulation of the planet in order to achieve long-term sustainability. Bill Gates has donated millions of dollars to infertility technologies and vaccine innovations that include...

11:30

Rail Energy Storage Harnesses the Power of Gravity All the Livelong Day "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A California startup is repurposing trains and rail cars to help renewable energy utilities compete with fossil fuels. By Glenn McDonald From Seeker August 21, 2017 6:45 AM EDT What goes up must come down. This principle applies to most things in our current gravitational setup college tuition being a conspicuous exception and

11:20

U.S. Navy Targeted By China Act of War Bible Prophecy! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


China and U.S. current crisis happening and what the bible say abut these two nations in the last days. Tune in to learn more and how you are to prepare
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11:12

A Prophecy to Heal the Nations "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Ancient Wisdom of the Drum

As social creatures, we humans depend on connection with others and when it is missing, we instinctively search for it. Stories are a powerful way to remind us of these connections. We gather around stories the way we gather around a warm fire; it is a magnetic, healing, and empowering feeling to be drawn together to share an experience of community. When cultural stories from different people entwine, those people begin to feel entwined. If we are going to make peace and come together in unity, there must be a story for it, and so our ancestors spent much time speaking in prophecies. Amazingly, here is one that has come true and continues to blossom in beautiful ways in our modern world.

Down in New Orleans, where Spanish moss hangs lazily from the branches of ancient Oak Trees, there is a story that few remember but many still feel deep in their bones. Where alligators troll the murky swamps, and people enjoy Crawfish touffe by the lazy Mississippi River, there is a wisdom as old as the wind. Coined the City of Dreams for its voodoo temples, dark shadows, and cemeteries above ground, that look like cities of the dead, in this place lives a prophecy enmeshed with a history as deep as any roots. A forecast that animates the world in ways unimaginable, yet true.

Since the beginning of time, native people have utilized the technology of metaphysical architecture to serve the purpose of the collective. This includes drumming, dancing, chanting to create a unified field of consciousness. This is a place where spiritual magic happens. Andrew Ecker, Drumming Sounds.

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11:12

How to communicate when cell towers are down? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

We are a group of engineers who used to work in Motorola and Honeywell. Dangerous situations we each experienced beyond cellular coverage made us realize that people seriously need better off-grid/non-infrastructure dependent communication, to prepare for possible disasters, to protect our communication privacy, and when we experience the outdoors.


Unfortunately, current off-grid communication solutions can hardly meet our needs. Walkie-talkies have no GPS to pin point locations, and no...

How to communicate when cell towers are down?

11:09

Another major landslide at Piz Cengalo after 6 injured on Sunday, Switzerland "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Another major landslide took place in southern Switzerland on August 23, 2017, just three days after six hikers got hit by falling rocks in a similar incident. According to a statement issued by Bern police on Monday, August 21, six people were injured after a rock...... Read more

Harvey regenerates, hurricane and storm surge watches issued for Texas coast "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

What used to be Tropical Storm "Harvey" degenerated to an open wave on August 19 and regenerated back into a tropical depression on August 23, 2017. Further strengthening is expected and Harvey could become a hurricane on August 25 while approaching the...... Read more

11:06

Why Bitcoin Continues to be on The Top of Its Game "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Despite a few scaling issues with Bitcoin, it is still considered as one of the leading and easily recognizable cryptocurrencies today as investors are having massive gains.

11:06

Aloha! Off-grid in Hawaii "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I've been looking for an online off grid community, but I'm not sure if this is the right one for me. If along the way someone knows of one that might be a better fit, I would welcome that information.

I own 1/3 acre on the island of Hawaii. My cabin is one room, wood construction with a metal roof designed for rainwater collection. The only thing I'm literally connected to is the cable from Spectrum.
Because I live on a volcano, there are infrastructure issues that are difficult due to...

Aloha! Off-grid in Hawaii

11:05

How to Figure Out the Next Big Move in Your Life "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Take Action or Go With the Flow?

Life is complex. One day youre happy, working on your daily tasks, and the next day you wake up, thinking: What the fuck should I do with my life?

Am I right? Weve all been there. When one of my readers responded to an article last week, I asked her: Hows it going?

She said: Am doing well. Been interesting times figuring out which direction to go to next in my life journey.

Last week I talked to a friend who was in the same position. And everyone will face the same challenge one way or the other over the course of a long career.

Ive been there many times as well. No one is immune to being confused. Lets face itthere are literally a million things you can do with your life.

And most of us realize that we cant do everything we want. We also have to understand that anything thats worth it in life is hard to obtain.

Great health, wealth, and happiness dont happen by themselves. If you want good things to happen, you must take massive action.

If you want good things to happen, you must take massive action.

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11:02

5 Irrelevant Things We Need to Stop Making So Relevant "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Most of our lives are inherently busy enough, yet we seem to love infusing them with even more thoughts and concerns that very easily could have little or no impact on us at all.

While some of it we undoubtedly do for pleasure, such as the amount of time we spend following a favourite sports team or talking about the latest episode of Game of Thrones, there are certain quite naturally irrelevant things out there that we, for some reason, seem to love making a relevant part of our lives.

Its not to say that these things hold no relevance at all, its just that they most certainly do not hold a level of relevance in OUR lives that matches the amount of time and energy many of us can regularly give to them.

In hopes of helping you alleviate some unnecessary stress and overthought from your life, Ive put together a quick list of 5 irrelevant things that we need to stop making so relevant in both video and written form.

1. CELEBRITIES

This one should be quite self-explanatory, but just incase you need me to lay it out for you: believe it or not, what happens to your favourite celebrity has absolutely nothing to do with you. What they are doing, where they are doing it, and who they are doing it with all has no relevance on your life, yet so many of us follow their lives more religiously than we do our own.

Remind yourself that they are ordinary human beings like us that have simply managed to excel in a career that we as a collective, for some reason, seem to admire and put on a pedestal more than others. Cut back on the amount of time you spend reading tabloids and invest it in the people that are an active part of your daily life -yourself included.

2. BEING RIGHT

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11:00

Native Americans Left A Code Of 20 Rules For Mankind To Live By "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Every great person, regardless of culture, religion, tribe, or ethnicity, follows certain words of wisdom.

These words of wisdom transcend the differences between people. This code of living shapes ones character. It molds each culture to be unique and unrepeatable.

Probably one of the most spiritually advanced and character building code is The Native American Code of Ethics which was originally published in the Inter-Tribal Times in October of 1994.

It is a Code of Ethics that teaches everyone, American or not, how to live the best life.

It is fascinating to note that most of its teachings are reflected in other beliefs and faith too.

The Native American Code of Ethics

1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.

2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.

3. Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

4. Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. Serve them the best food, give them the best bed and treat them with respect and honor.

5. Do not take what is not yours whether from a person, a community, the wilderness or from a culture. It was not earned nor given. It is not yours.

6. Respect all things that are placed upon this earth  whether it be people or plant.

7. Honor other peoples thoughts, wishes and words. Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them. Allow...

11:00

Leftist Protesters Show Up To Phoenix Trump Rally Armed With Rifles "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Since at least the days of the Tea Party movement, firearms have been a common sight at conservative leaning political rallies and protests. Its not unusual to see men wearing military garb and carrying rifles and sidearms at these events. What is unusual however, is how this trend is expanding, because now were leftists show up at public events with firearms.

During President Trumps rally in Phoenix, members of the John Brown Gun Club (who you may remember from this training video) showed up to the event with tactical vests and rifles.

And this isnt the first time that this group has showed up to a right-wing rally. According to their website, members of the group (which organize under the Redneck Revolt network) were in Charlottesville as well, where armed protesters on both sides were seen.

Today, with hundreds more white supremacists expected to converge on Charlottesville, our Redneck Revolt branches worked together with local organizers to create and secure a staging area at Justice Park, within a short distance of the planned Unite the Right rally location, Emancipation Park (formerly Lee Park). Approximately 20 Redneck Revolt members created a security perimeter around the park, most of them open-carrying tactical rifles.

Perhaps this shouldnt come as a surprise. Ever since Trump was elected, liberals have been buying guns and joining gun clubs in growing numbers, over fears that the president or his supporters are going to oppress them or tear down society.

To most Trump supporters that may sound laughable, but what is no laughing matter is the present situation. We have people on both sides of the political aisle who feel so threatened by the other...

Leftist Protesters Show Up To Phoenix Trump Rally Armed With Rifles "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Since at least the days of the Tea Party movement, firearms have been a common sight at conservative leaning political rallies and protests. Its not unusual to see men wearing military garb and carrying rifles and sidearms at these events. What is unusual however, is how this trend is expanding, because now were leftists show up at public events with firearms.

During President Trumps rally in Phoenix, members of the John Brown Gun Club (who you may remember from this training video) showed up to the event with tactical vests and rifles.

And this isnt the first time that this group has showed up to a right-wing rally. According to their website, members of the group (which organize under the Redneck Revolt network) were in Charlottesville as well, where armed protesters on both sides were seen.

Today, with hundreds more white supremacists expected to converge on Charlottesville, our Redneck Revolt branches worked together with local organizers to create and secure a staging area at Justice Park, within a short distance of the planned Unite the Right rally location, Emancipation Park (formerly Lee Park). Approximately 20 Redneck Revolt members created a security perimeter around the park, most of them open-carrying tactical rifles.

Perhaps this shouldnt come as a surprise. Ever since Trump was elected, liberals have been buying guns and joining gun clubs in growing numbers, over fears that the president or his supporters are going to oppress them or tear down society.

To most Trump supporters that may sound laughable, but what is no laughing matter is the present situation. We have people on both sides of the political aisle who feel so threatened by the other side that they are bringing guns to these rallies. And theyre doing this at a time when so many divisive protests have turned violent without the aid of firearms. It certainly sounds like an explosive situation that could p...

10:47

Parthenolide could down-regulate the blood IL-1beta and TNF-alpha concentrations in model of knee osteoarthritis. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2013 Oct ;33(10):1382-4. PMID: 24432684 Abstract Title:  [Effect of parthenolide on serum expressions of interleukin-1beta and tumor necrosis factor-alpha in rabbits with knee osteoarthritis]. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effect of parthenolide (PTL) on rabbit knee arthritis (KOA) and its effects on serum expression of interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) and contents of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha).METHODS: Eight rabbits were randomly selected from 40 healthy pure-bred New Zealand rabbits as the normal control group. The KOA model was established in the rest 32 rabbits by plaster cast fixation of the right hind limb extension position. After modeling they were randomly divided into 4 groups, i.e., the model control group, the high dose PTL group, the middle dose PTL group, and the low dose PTL group, 8 in each group. Serum contents of IL-1beta and TNF-alpha were detected using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.RESULTS: Compared with the model group, IL-1beta and TNF-alpha concentration decreased in the 3 PTL groups (P

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10:44

DOVU, Blockchain Powered Mobility, Backed by InMotion Ventures, Powered by Jaguar Land Rover "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

24 Aug 2017, London, UK, DOVU, the global marketplace for transport data, announces its token sale, scheduled for 3 Oct, 2017. The project aims to create a distributed marketplace for the give and take of transport-related APIs, fuelled by the DOV token. DOVU is pioneering a digital economy for the mobility sector. At the Continue reading DOVU, Blockchain Powered Mobility, Backed by InMotion Ventures, Powered by Jaguar Land Rover

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10:40

A review of the combined effect of parthenolide and various anti-cancer drugs. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Mini Rev Med Chem. 2014 ;14(3):222-8. PMID: 24552263 Abstract Title:  Combined effect of parthenolide and various anti-cancer drugs or anticancer candidate substances on malignant cells in vitro and in vivo. Abstract:  Despite the enormous advances in the development of new drugs, the efficacy of current antitumor therapies is still quite limited, most likely because of the high degree of cancer heterogeneity and cell signaling complexity. As a single drug does not necessarily eradicate the cancer, the use of drug combinations has been proposed, and numerous studies have already been conducted to examine the efficacy of this strategy. In the last decade, parthenolide, a plant-derived sesquiterpene lactone, was extensively studied and its potential to inhibit cancer cell growth in vitro was well documented. More recently, antitumor effects exerted by parthenolide in combination with various drugs routinely used in cancer treatment have been investigated in several laboratories. In this article studies that are underway in an attempt to improve the anticancer efficacy of chemotherapies through combination strategies involving parthenolide are summarized.

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Why Childs Pose is the Hardest F*cking Pose in Yoga. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

You don't need it. Push. You can do this! You need to push harder. Push through. Don't let them see

10:33

Parthenolide exerts inhibitory effects on angiogenesis through the downregulation of VEGF/VEGFRs in colorectal cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Int J Mol Med. 2014 May ;33(5):1261-7. Epub 2014 Feb 25. PMID: 24573421 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide exerts inhibitory effects on angiogenesis through the downregulation of VEGF/VEGFRs in colorectal cancer. Abstract:  Parthenolide (PT) is responsible for the bioactivities of feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium). Apart from its potent anti-inflammatory effects, this compound has been reported to induce apoptosis in various cancer cells. However, little is known about its role in the process of tumor angiogenesis. In the present study, we investigated the effects and potential mechanisms of action of PT on angiogenesis in human colorectal cancer (CRC). The anti-angiogenic effects of PT were evaluated in cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and in the human CRC cell lines, HT-29, SW620 and HCT116. PT markedly inhibited vascular cell migration and capillary-like structure formation even at a dose which had not effects on cell viability. PT also suppressed the expression of angiogenic biomarker proteins [vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), VEGF receptor (VEGFR)1 and VEGFR2] in both the HUVECs and CRC cells. Additionally, PT effectively inhibited tumor neovascularization in a HT-29 xenograft model. These results indicate that PT suppresses angiogenesis by reducing the expression of VEGF and its receptors and may be a viable drug candidate in anti-angiogenesis therapies for human CRC.

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10:27

Suppression of AMPK or autophagy can potentially enhance the anti-cancer effect of parthenolide on breast cancer cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Cell Biochem. 2014 Aug ;115(8):1458-66. PMID: 24619908 Abstract Title:  Inhibition of AMPK/autophagy potentiates parthenolide-induced apoptosis in human breast cancer cells. Abstract:  Parthenolide is the main bioactive component in feverfew, a common used herbal medicine, and has been extensively studied in relation to its anti-cancer properties. However there have been very few in-depth studies of the activities of this compound at the molecular level. Here, we showed that parthenolide increased reactive oxygen species (ROS), induced cell death, activated AMPK and autophagy, and led to M phase cell cycle arrest in breast cancer cells. Removal of ROS inhibited all parthenolide-associated events, such as cell death, AMPK activation, autophagy induction, and cell cycle arrest. Blockade of autophagy relieved cell cycle arrest, whereas inhibition of AMPK activity significantly repressed the induction of both autophagy and cell cycle arrest. These observations clearly showed that parthenolide-driven ROS activated AMPK-autophagy pathway. Furthermore, inhibition of either AMPK or autophagy significantly potentiated parthenolide-induced apoptosis. Therefore, our results show that parthenolide activates both apoptosis pathway and AMPK-autophagy survival pathway through the generation of ROS, and that suppression of AMPK or autophagy can potentially enhance the anti-cancer effect of parthenolide on breast cancer cells.

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10:26

The Best Bed Bug Sprays to Kill Bed Bugs Fast "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Most people use a combination of bed bug sprays and bed bug powders to kill off bed bugs fast. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of and finding the right spray to eliminate bed bugs is not always easy. Many natural residual bed bug sprays contain natural ingredients that have a proven repellent and insecticidal action against these infesting bugs. Some feel that they have to resort to commercial bed bug sprays to completely get rid of an infestation of bed bugs.

Contrary to popular belief, having bed bugs in your home is not a sign of a dirty home. Bed bugs are commonly found in clean hotel rooms, on public transportation, and movie theaters. They can easily be brought into the home in luggage, backpacks, or by purchasing used furniture. They can also travel between apartments in large complexes.

Although there are many ways to eliminate these tiny crawling bugs from your home, this article focuses on the best bed bug sprays to exterminate bed bugs effectively. You will also learn if natural bed bug insecticide sprays really work and what the precautions when using chemical bug sprays are.

What are Bed Bugs

The scientific name for bed bugs is Cimex lectularius. They are small creatures that grow up to 5 mm in size, or about the size of an apple seed. They have a flat oval-shaped body and will become significantly larger if they have fed. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, bed bugs start life as a tiny egg, then grow into a nymph before becoming an adult.1

According to the Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky, bed bugs are more active at night when they come out to feed. They feed on the blood of humans and pets, however, in cooler temperatures, can go up to 6 months without feeding.2

The best places to use bed bug sprays are in the tiny crevices around bed frames, in seams of mattresses, box springs, and headboards where bed bugs like to hide. The University of Kentucky says that unless the first signs of a bed bug infestation arent dealt with quickly, bed bugs can migrate to other rooms and infest those.

What are the Signs of Bed Bug Infestation?

To use sprays effectively to eliminate all traces of bed bugs, you need to know the signs of a bed bug infestation. The first sign that you may have bedbugs are some itchy bite marks on your skin when you wake up in the morning. Dr. Carol DerSarkissian on WebMD says that the bites from bed bugs cause red itchy bumps on the skin.3

To check for signs of a bedbug infestation, Dr. DerSarkissian says th...

10:14

The Battle Continues Between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Since Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin use the same proof-of-work to safeguard their transaction histories, both platforms are now effectively competing for hash power.

10:11

A review of the role of Anethum graveolens in the management of diabetes. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Trop Med. 2016 ;2016:1098916. Epub 2016 Oct 18. PMID: 27829842 Abstract Title:  The Role of Anethum graveolens L. (Dill) in the Management of Diabetes. Abstract:  Aim. There is evidence that Anethum graveolens (AG) has been used for centuries in Asian traditional medicine, and its constituents have useful effects on the control and management of diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. AG has many useful effects, including hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic effects, and it has been reported to reduce the incidence of diabetic complications. It acts mainly by affecting antioxidant capacity and change in some genes in glucose and lipid pathways. The aim of the present paper was to summarize pharmacological effects of AG in the management of diabetes. Methods. To prepare this review, a pharmacological and phytochemical literature survey was performed using Scopus, PubMed, and Web of Science. Also, some historical and ethnopharmacological literature sources were used. Results. This review plans to provide readers with an assessment of the pharmacological effects of AG, especially in diabetes. Conclusion. The paper highlights the therapeutic effects of AG which would aid in supporting their safe use in the management of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

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10:11

Couple Facing Arrest for Living Off-Grid on Their Own Property "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

A Huntsville man joined the military to fight for our rights, but now he says his own rights are being threatened. A veteran and his girlfriend said their home was deemed unsafe by city officials because they choose to live by self-sufficient means.

Tyler Truitt and his girlfriend Soraya Hamar are currently living within city limits but without city utilities.

Huntsville officials said thats not allowed. The city filed a lawsuit against Truitt and Hamar, calling their self-sufficient lifestyle unsafe.

The couple says theyd rather be arrested than leave their land.
We live out here off the grid, 100 percent self-sustaining, Truitt said. So I basically made all my utilities: I have my solar panels, I have my rainwater collection and stuff.

The city doesnt see that as a good thing.

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Related: Building codes make it tough to live off the grid in Canada

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09:51

Astrology for the Soul August 23, 2017 ~ Kaypacha Lescher "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Through surprising revelations,
Great Spirit has shown to me,
The life I need to manifest,
In order to be free.

OK, the great eclipse is over. Did you get it? Your galactic instructions? Your cosmic mission? Your truth? Well then, the only left to do is to do it! Sun in Virgo coming up to Mercury, Mars on the north node trine Saturn/Lilith, these all reflect grounding, rolling up the sleeves and digging in order to truly realize the potential. It is not going to happen by itself, we are the instruments of the future!

So it may not be so easy going back to some ordinary job situation, circle of friends, or daily routine after getting a good download. You may even feel that you didnt get enough of a download and expected/wanted more out of the gods/goddesses. Oh well, if thats the case the gods and goddesses are trusting you to create your own future in total freewill feel good about being trusted and relied upon by the galactic masters! Go for it! Injoy!

One download I got is that it is time to bring astrology down to earht, down to our bodies and FEEL it, MOVE it, and DANCE IT! Im putting together the First Dance Your Stars retreat!!!! It is going to be unbelievable!!!! Check it out!

http://newparadigmastrology.com/novem


09:34

Feverfew extracts represents a promising alternative for the treatment of leishmaniasis. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Exp Parasitol. 2014 Aug ;143:18-23. Epub 2014 May 5. PMID: 24810433 Abstract Title:  In vitro and in vivo antileishmania activity of sesquiterpene lactone-rich dichloromethane fraction obtained from Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Schultz-Bip. Abstract:  The discovery of new treatments for neglected diseases, including leishmaniasis, is a substantial challenge for scientific research. Plant extracts have shown potential in the selective treatment of tropical diseases. The present study evaluated the in vitro and in vivo antileishmania effects of a sesquiterpene lactone-rich dichloromethane fraction (DF) obtained from the aerial parts of Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Schultz-Bip. In vitro studies of the DF indicated an IC50 of 2.400.76 g mL(-1) against the promastigote form and 1.760.25 g mL(-1) against the axenic amastigote form of Leishmania amazonensis. In vivo intramuscular treatment with DF decreased the growth and size of footpad lesions in mice. The DF also significantly decreased the parasite population compared with animals that were treated with the reference drug. Plasma malondialdehyde levels were increased slightly by the DF, attributable to its parthenolide-rich composition that causes cellular apoptosis, compared with the control group, demonstrating treatment efficacy without toxicity or genotoxicity. Because the isolation and purification of plant compounds are costly and time-consuming and generate low yields, extract fractions, such as the DF studied herein, represent a promising alternative for the treatment of leishmaniasis.

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09:33

Massive Earth EX 2017 Black Sky Event Happening Now worldwide and How To Prepare For EMP "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


There is also a critical hazard Transnational Scenario called Earth EX 2017 happening now on three continents around the world as they are preparing for a massive and catastrophic EMP attack against the worlds power grids. Tune in to learn more and how you are to prepare
This is a broadcast you do not want to miss.

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Thank you and the Lord richly bless you as you continue to walk in His ways

09:31

Sixteenth-Century Feminist: Lavinia Fontana "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 51286Z9V0MLOn the 24th of August 1552, Italian painter Lavinia Fontana was born in Bologna. She is considered the first ever woman artist to work within the same sphere as her male counterparts, independently and outside a royal court or convent. The most significant and prolific female artist of the 16th century, Lavinia Fontana opened up opportunities for successive generations of women artists throughout Europe. Like most of her counterparts, she received her initial training from her father, Prospero Fontana, a painter who had studied under the Mannerist Florentine artist and writer Giorgio Vasari. She was his only surviving child. Encouraged by her father to develop her artistic potential, early in her career she received both public and private commissions in Bologna. He arranged an introduction to a nobleman and artist from Imola, Gian Paolo de Zappi, and then arranged their marriage in 1577. Although both Zappi and Fontana are listed as members of the prestigious Accademia di San Luca in Rome, Murphy claims that Zappi was not a painter. Unlike most marriages then (and still), it was Zappi, not Fontana, who assumed the domestic role, looking after their many children. He also assisted his wife with her paintings, mostly backgrounds, and managed the family finances. To enhance his daugh...

09:31

"NYTIMES: Corporations Moral Voice Of America" Soviet America Continues Thrashing "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In an op ed, The New York Times is asserting that American corporations, have become the "moral" voice of the United States (archived). These nominally private socialist extensions of the leftist Hussein Bahamas flavored pantsuit USG in exile have become more overtly political since Hussein Bahamas was deposed by elected US President Donald Trump.

These corporations including McDonalds, Walmart, and Microsoft have historically had a symbiotic relationship with the socialist USG with each feeding the other in a cycle that grows more Inca while making any quality of life far more difficult to achieve in the United Soviet of America.

The battle over the Great Again has brought to light numerous truths about the Soviet America which the Soviets would have preferred to conceal, if only their desperation didn't demand they reveal themselves for what they are. The hard truth is that Amazon, Warren Buffett, and McDonalds require socialism and cultural Marxism in a way that not even the most gender weird marijuana laced KKKalifornian university "professor" does. Expect more emergent weird as traditional adversaries like the New York Times and "the corporations" reveal they were in this together the whole time. Soviet America continues thrashing.

09:29

US Legislators Partner With MIT and NIST to Develop Blockchain Security Standards "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Congressional Blockchain Caucus has partnered with several institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to study how to establish security standards for the use of Blockchain technology in the U.S.

09:26

Parthenolide lowers the viability of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Oncol Rep. 2014 Jul ;32(1):167-72. Epub 2014 May 23. PMID: 24859613 Abstract Title:  The oxygen radicals involved in the toxicity induced by parthenolide in MDA-MB-231 cells. Abstract:  It has been shown that the sesquiterpene lactone parthenolide lowers the viability of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells, in correlation with oxidative stress. The present report examined the different radical species produced during parthenolide treatment and their possible role in the toxicity caused by the drug. Time course experiments showed that in the first phase of treatment (0-8 h), and in particular in the first 3 h, parthenolide induced dichlorofluorescein (DCF) signal in a large percentage of cells, while dihydroethidium (DHE) signal was not stimulated. Since the effect on DCF signal was suppressed by apocynin and diphenyleneiodonium (DPI), two inhibitors of NADPH oxidase (NOX), we suggest that parthenolide rapidly stimulated NOX activity with production of superoxide anion (O2-), which was converted by superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) into hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). In the second phase of treatment (8-16 h), parthenolide increased the number of positive cells to DHE signal. Since this event was not prevented by apocynin and DPI and was associated with positivity of cellsto MitoSox Red, a fluorochrome used to detect mitochondrial production of O2-, we suggest that parthenolide induced production of O2- at the mitochondrial level independently by NOX activity in the second phase of treatment. Finally, in this phase, most cells became positive to hydroxyphenyl fluorescein (HPF) signal, a fluorescent probe to detect highly reactive oxygen species (hROS), such as hydroxyl radical and peroxynitrite. Therefore, parthenolide between 8-16 h of treatment induced generation of O2- and hROS, in close correlation with a marked reduction in cell viability.

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09:25

Afghanistan replaces Hawaii as 50th State "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

With further increases in army deployment promised, Afghanistans U.S. population is now so large, that this Islamic Republic has successfully applied for statehood. Not wanting to deal with the administration costs of redesigning the Stars and Stripes, the Trump administration has agreed that it would be simpler to delete Hawaii from the list of dubious places claiming to be next to New York.

The Afghan peoples cautiously welcomed their new nationality, saying that they looked forward to hosting the Superbowl and that widespread obesity would be a welcome change. Some however are worried that having experienced years of Taliban rule, that a Trump Presidency might be too extreme.

Meanwhile the outgoing State Governor of Hawaii said he was open to offers and would be interested in taking the UKs spot in the EU if Europe could handle the novelty of an island that didnt complain all the time. A Trump spokesman said: Today we welcome our new 50th State not all wars have to end badly and look forward to our 51stNorth Korea.

09:24

Australia Secures Earlybird Bookings For Next Six US Wars "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Malcolm Turnbull Trump

Australia has secured a cracking deal on future international conflicts, bulk-booking our spot in all US-led wars for at least the next three years.

Speaking to journalists today Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said, We have a very clear moral obligation to stand shoulder to shoulder with the US against yet unspecified foes, to defend as yet unspecified principles, at yet to be arranged times and locations.

Also, we got a terrific discount.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten backed the move but criticised the PMs lack of commitment to the alliance, pointing out that 6 wars was unlikely to even get us through the Trump Presidency.

09:19

Overexpression of RIP3 sensitizes MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells to parthenolide in vitro. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2014 Jul ;35(7):929-36. Epub 2014 Jun 9. PMID: 24909514 Abstract Title:  RIP3 overexpression sensitizes human breast cancer cells to parthenolide in vitro via intracellular ROS accumulation. Abstract:  AIM: Receptor-interacting protein 3 (RIP3) is involved in tumor necrosis factor receptor signaling, and results in NF-B-mediated prosurvival signaling and programmed cell death. The aim of this study was to determine whether overexpression of the RIP3 gene could sensitize human breast cancer cells to parthenolide in vitro.METHODS: The expression of RIP3 mRNA in human breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7, MDA-MB-231, MDA-MB-435 and T47D) was detected using RT-PCR. Both MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 cells were transfected with RIP3 expression or blank vectors via lentivirus. Cell viability was measured with MTT assay; intracellular ROS level and cell apoptosis were analyzed using flow cytometry.RESULTS: RIP3 mRNA expression was not detected in the four human breast cancer cell lines tested. However, the transfection induced higher levels of RIP3 protein in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells. Furthermore, overexpression of RIP3 decreased the IC50 values of parthenolide from 17.6 to 12.6mol/L in MCF-7 cells, and from 16.6 to 9.9 mol/L in MDA-MB-231 cells. Moreover, overexpression of RIP3 significantly increased parthenolide-induced apoptosis and ROS accumulation in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells. Pretreatment with N-acetyl-cysteine abrogated the increased sensitivity of RIP3-transfected MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells to parthenolide.CONCLUSION: Overexpression of RIP3 sensitizes MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells to parthenolide in vitro via intracellular ROS accumulation.

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09:15

Documenting the Disappearance of Americas Most Toxic Ghost Town "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Todd Stewart, Chat Pile (2008) (courtesy the artist)

Picher is often cited as the most toxic town in the United States. Yet every year, its identity as a town is eroding. A May 10, 2008 EF4 tornado wrecked more than 100 homes and killed six in its corner of northeastern Oklahoma, scattering bits of buildings and possessions at the base of the chat piles. These hills of chat, a fine gravel byproduct of lead and zinc mining, are a toxic relic of the industry that polluted the communitys earth and waters for decades in the early 20th century. Underground tunnels periodically open into gaping sinkholes. Following a mandatory evacuation and buyouts, spurred by its 1980 designation by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of the Tar Creek Superfund Site, its homes are boarded up, its mining museum is lost to arson, and its schools are abandoned.

I first visited Picher in 2008, shortly after the tornado, photographer Todd Stewart told Hyperallergic. The tornado had leveled houses in a significant part of the town, leaving only building foundations and pavement still in place.

He saw the ground strewn with personal objects, like books, photographs, toys, keepsakes, and letters. Although most of the towns residents had left, indications of their lives were everywhere, he said. I realized that this would not be the case forever. I knew that eventually this place would become a landscape with little physical evidence of what had been before.

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09:10

Parthenolide has antileishmanial effects In vitro. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  BMC Microbiol. 2014 Jun 10 ;14:152. Epub 2014 Jun 10. PMID: 24913205 Abstract Title:  Cell death in amastigote forms of Leishmania amazonensis induced by parthenolide. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Leishmania amazonensis infection results in diverse clinical manifestations: cutaneous, mucocutaneous or visceral leishmaniasis. The arsenal of drugs available for treating Leishmania infections is limited. Therefore, new, effective, and less toxic leishmaniasis treatments are still needed. We verified cell death in amastigote forms of Leishmania amazonensis induced by the sesquiterpene lactone parthenolide.RESULTS: The tested compound was able to concentration-dependently affect axenic and intracellular amastigotes, with IC50 values of 1.3 M and 2.9 M, respectively after 72 h incubation. No genotoxic effects were observed in a micronucleus test in mice. Parthenolide induced morphological and ultrastructural changes in axenic amastigotes, including a loss of membrane integrity, swelling of the mitochondrion, cytoplasmic vacuoles, and intense exocytic activity in the region of the flagellar pocket. These results led us to investigate the occurrence of autophagic vacuoles with monodansylcadaverine and the integrity of the plasma membrane and mitochondrial membrane potential using flow cytometry. In all of the tests, parthenolide had positive results.CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that the antileishmanial action of parthenolide is associated with autophagic vacuole appearance, a reduction of fluidity, a loss of membrane integrity, and mitochondrial dysfunction. Considering the limited repertoire of existing antileishmanial compounds, the products derived from medicinal plants has been one the greatest advances to help develop new chemotherapeutic approaches.

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09:06

Floyd Mayweather Just Promoted His Second ICO on Twitter "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. made waves last month when he promoted an ICO on Instagram. Now he's just endorsed a second one on Twitter.

09:03

It takes a village of psychopaths Pressing behavioral aberration with mental mayhem and atrocious indoctrination "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

After Trans Discussion, Kindergartener Came Home Crying And Shaking So Afraid She Could Turn Into A Boy Audience information provides concrete details about the target groups to which propaganda is directed. The fact is not everyone wants to be turned into a freak. Threatening Transgenderism Angry parents stampeded a California charter school board meeting Monday []

08:58

Parthenolide can exert anti-cancer effects by inducing cell apoptosis, activating autophagy and inhibiting cell proliferation. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014 ;15(12):4897-902. PMID: 24998560 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide-induced apoptosis, autophagy and suppression of proliferation in HepG2 cells. Abstract:  PURPOSE: To investigate the anticancer effects and underlying mechanisms of parthenolide on HepG2 human hepatocellular carcinoma cells.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell viability was assessed by MTT assay and cell apoptosis through DAPI, TUNEL staining and Western blotting. Monodansylcadaverin(MDC) and AO staining were used to detect cell autophagy. Cell proliferation was assessed by Ki67 immunofluorescence staining.RESULTS: Parthenolide induced growth inhibition in HepG2 cells. DAPI and TUNEL staining showed that parthenolide could increase the number of apoptotic nuclei, while reducing the expression of the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2 and elevating the expression of related proteins, like p53, Bax, cleaved caspase9 and cleaved caspase3. Parthenolide could induce autophagy in HepG2 cells and inhibited the expression of proliferation-related gene, Ki-67.CONCLUSIONS: Parthenolide can exert anti-cancer effects by inducing cell apoptosis, activating autophagy and inhibiting cell proliferation.

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08:56

NSW Welfare Recipients To Be Tested To Ensure They Keep Gambling "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Following the Federal Governments decision to test welfare recipients for drug use, the NSW State Government has announced they will also be testing welfare recipients to ensure they are still gambling.

We need to keep our gaming industry strong as we cant just rely on stamp duty and selling stuff off to keep funding the State, said NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. I mean eventually we will have sold everything off and only be left with people and we cant sell people or maybe we can.

When pressed on the social ramifications of problem gambling the Premier said: You worry too much, most of the problem gamblers dont live in my electorate so its all good. And if they did live out my way well they can afford a splurge or two on the pokies. Plenty of equity in a North Shore house.

NSW Labor leader Luke Foley when reached for comment said: Stay away from greyhound racing, theres no problems here. Dogs love to run and chase and be baited. Ask them, go on that ones wagging his tail.

Mark Williamson

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08:51

"He's a lot happier. His tail is constantly wagging." "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

To see this happy little poodle named Oreo now, you might never guess how far he's come in just the past few weeks.

His transformation has truly been life-changing.

Credit: Poodle Rescue Connecticut, Inc.

Six-year-old Oreo was rescued from a home earlier this month after a concerned neighbor realized he wasn't getting the help he needed. The dog's neglectful owners had allowed a tumor on his chest to grow so large that it actually dragged along the ground when he walked and threatened to cut his life short if left untreated.

It's around this time that a volunteer from Poodle Rescue Connecticut, Inc. got involved.

"She went over there and said to Oreo's owners, The word is out. Hes got to have some help, so please sign him over. And they did," Daryl Masone, the group's founder, told The Dodo.

Credit: Poodle Rescue Connecticut, Inc.

Now in good hands, no time was wasted to get Oreo back to where he should have been all along.

"I took him and brought him in for an evaluation. Of course, I knew he needed to have the surgery, but I wasnt sure if it could be done or not," Masone said. "But it could be done."

Credit: Poodle Rescue Connecticut, Inc.

In the days leading up to the surgery to remove the tumor, Masone got to see firsthand how Oreo had been forced to cope with that cumbersome growth.

The dog's mobility was severely impacted; his legs had become slightly bowed as a way of accommodating. When he slept, Oreo had no way of getting comfortable, so he would rest his head on the tumor like a pillow.

But soon that all changed. 

Credit: Poodle Rescue Connecticut, Inc.

Last week, surgeons were able to remove Oreo's tumor in an operation that lasted over two hours, releasing the dog from his unimaginable burden.

"The tumor that they took out was 6.4 lbs, which was approximately 33 percent of his body weight," Mason...

08:50

Parthenolide induced growth inhibition and apoptosis in SiHa and MCF-7 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Pharm Biol. 2015 Jan ;53(1):104-9. Epub 2014 Oct 7. PMID: 25289524 Abstract Title:  Effect of parthenolide on growth and apoptosis regulatory genes of human cancer cell lines. Abstract:  CONTEXT: Parthenolide (a sesquiterpene lactone), a bioactive compound of Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Schultz Bip. (Asteraceae) herb, has been reported for antioxidant and anticancer activities.OBJECTIVE: The present study evaluated the effect of parthenolide on growth and apoptosis-regulatory genes of human cervical cancer (SiHa) and breast cancer (MCF-7) cell lines.MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cytotoxic activity of parthenolide (3.5-21M) was examined by MTT and LDH assays at 24 and 48h time intervals. Apoptotic activity was evaluated by expression analysis of multiple apoptosis-regulatory genes (i.e., p53, Bcl-2, Bax, caspase-3, -6, and -9) by reverse transcriptase-PCR and DNA fragmentation assay.RESULTS: Parthenolide inhibited the growth of SiHa and MCF-7 cell lines in a concentration-dependent manner at 24 and 48h time intervals (p

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08:49

A Crowd-Sourced Sound Map for the Protests of Our Time "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Screenshot of Cities and Memorys sound map of protests (screenshot via citiesandmemory.com)

From protests against President Trump to those opposed to Brexit, the streets of cities around the world have echoed with powerful, frequent cries of dissent over the last year alone. The chants, Her body, her choice! and EU, we love you! are among the almost 200 recordings of international protests that are now archived in an online sound map that spans over two decades. Titled Protest and Politics, the archive makes the case that these calls represent the sounds that best define the age we live in.

Three months in the making, Protest and Politics documents activists cries from 49 cities spread across 27 countries, with about 120 artists contributing their new interpretations. Along with the anti-Trump and Brexit protests, you can listen to the rousing chants of public school teachers in Colombia on strike last June; demonstrations in Istanbuls Taksim Square against Bashar al-Assad from 2011; and a chaotic recording of one of the many rallies against austerity measures in Thessaloniki. You can explore the collection as plotted on an interactive map, or listen to recordings as o...

08:48

Follow these steps and you can help reunite a lost pet with her owner "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

It was just another Monday morning for Eli Ralston. He woke up, dressed for work and started walking to the subway when his commute was interrupted in the cutest way possible.

Im walking and I see this cat standing there in the middle of the sidewalk, and I think Well, there are neighborhood cats around here, shell skit away from me and run under a car like they tend to do, Ralston tells The Dodo. Unsure of what to do with a stray cat and a train still to catch to his job as a video editor at The Dodo, he continued on his way when something odd happened.  

As I walked by her, she came up to me, and pointed up as if she wanted me to pet her, he says. I was confused, so I tried, and she let me pet her. When Ralston attempted to pull his arm away, the cat pawed at his hand for more. Ralston knew immediately that this tabby was no ordinary street cat he also knew he couldnt leave her, even if it meant being late for work. (Luckily, The Dodo understands when an employee needs to step out for a surprise animal rescue.)

With tens of millions of cats living on the streets in the United States, Ralstons feline confrontation is by no means unique. Luckily, there are a few simple guidelines that you can follow to safely rescue an animal in need:  

Determine whether the cat is a lost pet or wild

Credit: Eli Ralston

When figuring out how to best help a stray cat, its important to identify whether the feline is a feral community cat born and raised in the wild, or a pet who has become lost or abandoned.

Community cats tend to go to great lengths to avoid people. While some may tolerate a bit of contact (especially when food is involved), most are far too fearful to be handled, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Due to this behavior, community cats are largely considered unadoptable and make up a large percentage of cats euthanized in shelters. The ASPCA recommends the policy of trap-neuter-return (TNR) to humanely manage and care for community cat colonies.
 
Stray domesticated cats, on the other hand, have difficulty coping with life on the streets and tend to be reliant on humans. They are comfortable around people and will exhibit housecat-like shows of affec...

08:46

Saw palmetto "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Making a little free money


08:42

SAHA and parthenolide has a synergistic effect in MDA-MB231 breast cancer cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Cell Physiol. 2015 Jun ;230(6):1276-89. PMID: 25370819 Abstract Title:  The synergistic effect of SAHA and parthenolide in MDA-MB231 breast cancer cells. Abstract:  The sesquiterpene lactone Parthenolide (PN) exerted a cytotoxic effect on MDA-MB231 cells, a triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell line, but its effectiveness was scarce when employed at low doses. This represents an obstacle for a therapeutic utilization of PN. In order to overcome this difficulty we associated to PN the suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA), an histone deacetylase inhibitor. Our results show that SAHA synergistically sensitized MDA-MB231 cells to the cytotoxic effect of PN. It is noteworthy that treatment with PN alone stimulated the survival pathway Akt/mTOR and the consequent nuclear translocation of Nrf2, while treatment with SAHA alone induced autophagic activity. However, when the cells were treated with SAHA/PN combination, SAHA suppressed PN effect on Akt/mTOR/Nrf2 pathway, while PN reduced the prosurvival autophagic activity of SAHA. In addition SAHA/PN combination induced GSH depletion, fall inm, release of cytochrome c, activation of caspase 3 and apoptosis. Finally we demonstrated that combined treatment maintained both hyperacetylation of histones H3 and H4 induced by SAHA and down-regulation of DNMT1 expression induced by PN. Inhibition of the DNA-binding activity of NF-kB, whichis determined by PN, was also observed after combined treatment. In conclusion, combination of PN to SAHA inhibits the cytoprotective responses induced by the single compounds, but does not alter the mechanisms leading to the cytotoxic effects. Taken together our results suggest that this combination could be a candidate for TNBC therapy.

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08:40

3 Simple Tricks to Effectively Optimize Turmeric for Maximum Bioavailability and Therapeutic Potency "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: 3 Simple Tricks to Effectively Optimize Turmeric for Maximum Bioavailability and Therapeutic Potency For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

by PAUL FASSA Countless studies have demonstrated the medicinal benefits of this amazing herb which you can view here. Once you see the irrefutable proof that turmeric has a plethora of important health benefits  you will be eager to work it into your everyday diet. However, before you begin consuming this potent food medicine, you []

Source: 3 Simple Tricks to Effectively Optimize Turmeric for Maximum Bioavailability and Therapeutic Potency Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

08:32

Crystals in Urine: Causes, Home Treatments, and When To See a Doctor "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Crystals in urine are usually detected in a urine analysis. The only visible sign you may notice if you have urinary crystals is cloudy urine; however, some types of crystals in urine are not visible at all without a microscope. Your kidneys are needed to filter out waste products from the body and excess fluid, and these end up in urine. The kidneys are also responsible for regulating salt, urinary acid content, and other minerals in the urine. If you have kidney problems or your urine is too concentrated, urinalysis may show up that there are too many crystal substances in your pee.

Some simple reasons for the presence of urinary crystals are because of dehydration or the side effect of medicines. In these cases, drinking more water can help return your urine to its normal color and mineral content. Doctors will usually check for the presence of an abnormally high number of crystal-like substances in urine if they suspect you have a urinary tract infection, kidney stones, or some other kidney dysfunction. In more serious cases, its important to treat the underlying cause of urine that contains crystal-like substances.

This article looks at the various reasons why crystals can appear in a urine test and what you can do to treat the problem. First, lets look at what are urinary crystals and why having them in your urine can sometimes be a cause for concern.

What are Urinary Crystals?

The medical name for crystals in urine is crystalluria. Healthy urine may contain a few microscopic crystals and they may also form after you have given a urine sample. According to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, the number and type of crystals that form in urine are connected with urine pH levels, the concentration of substances in urine, and urine temperature.1

Common Types of Crystals in Urine

When performing a urinalysis, doctors will look at the shape and structure of the urinary crystals to determine their type. Here are some of the common types of crystals that show up in urine and what they mean.

Uric acid crystals. Dr. Anne Poinier on WebMD says that uric acid is usually excreted when you pee. High levels of uric acid crystals can form kidney stones and cause inflammation in joints.2

Calcium oxalate crystals. These types of crystals can form if the blood contains high levels of calcium, oxalate (salts that occur in many plants and nuts), cystine (a type of amino acid), and too little fluid. According to the journal Calcified Tissue International, this type of urinary crystal can form into kidney stones.3

Cystine crystals. If...

08:27

Energy firm behind Dakota Access Pipeline sues demonstrators "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

dapl-signBy David Ward, APTN National News, August 23, 2017

The company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is suing Greenpeace and other organizations it has labeled as rogue environmental groups and militant individuals.

Energy Transfer Partners filed the lawsuit with U.S. federal court on August 22.

The company alleges the group of co-conspirators manufactured and disseminated materially false and misleading information about Energy Transfer and the Dakota Access Pipeline for the purpose of fraudulently inducing donations, interfering with pipeline construction activities and damaging Energy Transfers critical business and financial relationships.

The lawsuit also alleges the groups that the company refers to as the Enterprise also incited, funded and facilitated crimes and acts of terrorism to further these objectives.

Energy Transfer believes the groups and individuals violated federal and state racketeering statutes.

The complaint says the attacks were calculated and thoroughly irresponsible, causing enormous harm to people and property along the pipelines route.

Another of the suits allegations is that these terrorist groups also funded their activities and the Enterprise by using donations to fund a lucrative drug trafficking scheme inside the camps.

Greenpeace calls the lawsuit meritless. The organization says the lawsuit is not designed to seek justice but to silence free speech through expensive, time consuming litigation.

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08:15

Late 19th-Century Paris Documented in Graphic Prints and Posters by Toulouse-Lautrec "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Posters Toulouse-Lautrec Prints

Post-Impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is renowned for his expressive interpretations of turn-of-the-century Paris. Fascinated by the capital city's colorful nightlife, the French artist created a collection of 363 posters featuring Paris' most popular cafs, cabarets, and entertainers.

Admired for their bold graphics, vivid color palettes, and focus on the figure, these designs simultaneously served as advertisements and attracted collectors, blurring the line between mass produced prints and fine art. Today, Toulouse-Lautrec's posters continue to charm audiences, offering a graphic glimpse into La Belle poque.

Background

Prior to creating prints and posters, Toulouse-Lautrec worked primarily as a painter. As a young adult living in Paris, he mingled with the city's most avant-garde artists and frequently showed his work in independent exhibitions.

With this exposure, the artist was well-established and well-liked by the 1890s, when sites in MontmartreParis' most artistic arrondissement, or districtcommissioned him to create advertisements for their spectacles.

Subject Matter

Unlike his paintings, which tend to explore and present intimate interactions and gritty, everyday situations, his posters showcase the fanciful nature of Parisian nightlife.

Cabarets

Given Toulouse-Lautrec's tendency to visit Montmartre's nightclubs, it is no surprise that cabarets compose the majority of his commissions. These caf-concerts include Divan Japonais, Ambassadeurs, and, of course, the world-famous Moulin Rougethe first cabaret to commission Toulouse-Lautrec.

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08:14

Indigenous group seizes Peru oil field facilities "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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Achuar indigenous people during a similar action in 2015. Photo: Reuters

Japan Times, August 23, 2017

Indigenous people living on Perus largest oil field concession have seized some facilities operated by Frontera Energy Corp. demanding that the government apply an indigenous rights law before signing a new contract with the Canadian company, a tribal chieftain said on Tuesday.

The so-called prior consultation law, passed in 2011, requires the government to seek input from indigenous people before approving any development plans that might affect them.

Tribal chiefs in Fronteras Block 192 said the government has refused to carry out the consultation process even though it is negotiating a new contract with Frontera, whose two-year contract is due to expire this month.

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08:12

Hero: Teen Arrested For Dancing The Macarena On Saudi Street "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Fight the power: In Saudi Arabia, a heroic 14-year-old boy was arrested after dancing the Macarena. According to reports, the heroic teenager was detained by police after video went viral showing him dancing the Macarena on the streets of Jeddah. The video of the defiant and joyous dance at an intersection in Jeddah has gone []

08:05

New Climate Study Throws A Wrench In The Global Warming Debate: Our New Technical Paper Will Likely Be Ignored "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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Its not surprising that so many people believe the idea that global warming is being cause almost entirely by human activity, given the fact that most scientists seem to believe the same thing. But scientists should probably ask themselves why there is still such a large cohort of deniers as they like to call them, who are adamant that anthropogenic climate change is a scam.

The reason why is that the scientific community has been caught many times tampering with climate data and making outlandish claims. The celebrities and politicians who promote this cause have also been caught on many occasions, living in palatial mansions, flying across the world in private jets, and generally just living lives of excess that produce so much more carbon that the average person. Given these facts, how could anyone take the global warming arguments seriously?

What also doesnt help their cause, is when reputable scientists question climate change dogma. Recently, two Australian scientists published a paper that explains why the shifts in global temperature that we see today, are likely entirely natural.

Jennifer Marohasy, a scientist with a rather long list of impressive credentials, which includes the founding of The Climate Modeling Laboratory, opens her startling climate report with a dose of reality. Our new technical paper will likely be ignored, she writes at The Spectator Australia.

She goes on to explain why, B...

New Climate Study Throws A Wrench In The Global Warming Debate: Our New Technical Paper Will Likely Be Ignored "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

smokestack-climate-holocaust

Its not surprising that so many people believe the idea that global warming is being cause almost entirely by human activity, given the fact that most scientists seem to believe the same thing. But scientists should probably ask themselves why there is still such a large cohort of deniers as they like to call them, who are adamant that anthropogenic climate change is a scam.

The reason why is that the scientific community has been caught many times tampering with climate data and making outlandish claims. The celebrities and politicians who promote this cause have also been caught on many occasions, living in palatial mansions, flying across the world in private jets, and generally just living lives of excess that produce so much more carbon that the average person. Given these facts, how could anyone take the global warming arguments seriously?

What also doesnt help their cause, is when reputable scientists question climate change dogma. Recently, two Australian scientists published a paper that explains why the shifts in global temperature that we see today, are likely entirely natural.

Jennifer Marohasy, a scientist with a rather long list of impressive credentials, which includes the founding of The Climate Modeling Laboratory, opens her startling climate report with a dose of reality. Our new technical paper will likely be ignored, she writes at The Spectator Australia.

She goes on to explain why, Because after applying the lat...

08:01

Chlorine in Swimming Pools Transforms Sunscreen into Cancer-Causing Toxic Chemical Right on Your Skin "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: Chlorine in Swimming Pools Transforms Sunscreen into Cancer-Causing Toxic Chemical Right on Your Skin For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

If you think youre doing something good by slathering sunscreen on yourself and your kids before hitting the pool, you might want to think again. A new study places sunscreen firmly on the list of products that can do more harm than good as Russian scientists discover the destructive effects of chlorine in swimming pools []

Source: Chlorine in Swimming Pools Transforms Sunscreen into Cancer-Causing Toxic Chemical Right on Your Skin Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

07:57

29 States Allow Big Ag To Act As Seed Legislator? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Heather CallaghanEditor

States like Oregon, California, Texas, Montana and Iowa just simultaneously nuked the ability to have seed laws. Claws of Big Ag found puppeteering legislators.

With little to no fanfare at all, the states passed seed preemption laws that essentially shut down public discourse on seeds laws including the use of genetically engineered crops. There is consternation that the move was designed to block counties and cities from adopting their own rules on the use of seeds, including bans on GMOs since in many parts of the country those crucial decisions are only the states to make.

Kristina Hubbard, director of advocacy and communications at the Organic Seed Alliance stated:

This bill should be viewed for what it is a gag order on public debate.

This thinly disguised attack on local democracy can be easily traced to out-of-state, corporate interests that want to quash local autonomy.

Opponents say the sudden measures from states like Texas, Montana and Iowa, reek of Big Agri efforts and are in the same league as ag-gag laws that prevent anyone from photographing farms or right-to-farm laws that may just ...

07:55

Cabot Oil & Gas Goes on Offensive Against Fracking Nuisance Lawsuits "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest post by David Middleton AUG 22, 2017 David Blackmon , CONTRIBUTOR Cabot Oil And Gas Declines To Play Sue And Settle   There is a great, overriding bias in corporate America that favors entering into settlement agreements in litigation rather than engage in the trial process.  The oil and natural gas industry is no exception to

07:53

Parthenolide could become a promising and stable drug with anti-inflammatory effects. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Nat Prod Res. 2015 ;29(12):1092-101. Epub 2014 Nov 28. PMID: 25429885 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide could become a promising and stable drug with anti-inflammatory effects. Abstract:  The aim of this paper is to summarise the blocking effects of parthenolide on the cytokines and pathways that cause inflammation. Analyses of the chemical structure of parthenolide have tried to identify the active domains that play key roles in its anti-inflammatory activity. This review focuses on the anti-inflammatory actions of parthenolide in both in vitro and in vivo. These data will be helpful for future investigations into the effects of parthenolide on inflammation.

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07:51

A Major Art Symposium Goes Awry in Mexico City "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Desde el Teatro Julio Castillo, Centro Cultural del Bosque #SITACXIII #NadieEsInocente #findesemena

A post shared by Patronato Arte Contemporneo (@pacsitac) on Apr 13, 2016 at 12:01pm PDT

MEXICO CITY On the morning of July 31, Mexican news giant Excelsior reported that the 14th edition of the Simposio Internacional de Teora de Arte Contemporneo (the International Symposium on Contemporary Art Theory, or SITAC) scheduled to take place January 18 to 20, 2018, had been cancelled. The Symposium has been run for 13 consecutive years by Patronato de Arte Contemporneo (PAC), a nonprofit organization that funds contemporary art initiatives in Mexico.

Over the past decade, SITAC has become one of Mexicos most important contemporary art events. Its sponsored by Mexicos biggest contemporary art museums including Museo Jumex, Museo Rufino Tamayo, and Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC) and has long attracted key contemporary art thinkers from around the world as participants. The confirmed guest list for the 2018 edition included the German moving image artist...

07:49

Vaccines and SIDS "IndyWatch Feed Health"

New Decision in US Vaccine Court SIDS Case Is Significant

Posted on: Monday, August 21st 2017 at 8:00 am
Written By: Jefferey Jaxen

Not reported by any major media outlet was a recent July 10th decision by the Office of Special Masters of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, known as the vaccine court, that sufficient evidence was put forth to rule that vaccination caused a child to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). 
In order to better understand this decision by the vaccine court, it helps to consider some additional points first. Vaccines are indeed not safe. Not only do the manufacturers vaccine inserts include a laundry list of severe adverse reactions but, since its inception in 1986, the vaccine court has also begrudgingly paid out nearly $4 billion in compensation for injuries and deaths deemed to be a direct result of vaccines. 
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 established a National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) to compensate vaccine-related injuries and deaths. Congress initially designed the NVICP to supplement the state law civil tort system as a simple, fair, and efficient means for compensating vaccine-injured people. The program was meant to award compensation quickly and easily. Unfortunately, independent investigation and countless horror stories from individuals who have experienced the vaccine court process have demonstrated clearly that the program is deeply flawed and highly adversarial towards petitioners. There is no jury trial within the vaccine court as it consists of administrative processes, sometimes resting solely upon the bias of the appointed special master overseeing the case.

Within the vaccine court, petitioners seeking compensation for their childrens SIDS cases are often denied, dismissed, or settled through an informal resolution before an official decision is made. What makes the recent case of...

07:43

Parthenolide may be useful as a potential alternative or adjunct therapy for inflammatory arthritis. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Scand J Rheumatol. 2015 May ;44(3):182-91. Epub 2014 Dec 2. PMID: 25439190 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide inhibits pro-inflammatory cytokine production and exhibits protective effects on progression of collagen-induced arthritis in a rat model. Abstract:  OBJECTIVES: Progressive destruction of synovial joint cartilage and bone occurs in pathological conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) because of the overproduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines and activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-B). Through the screening of NF-B inhibitors by a luciferase reporter gene assay, we identified parthenolide (PAR) as the most potent NF-B inhibitor, among several PAR analogue compounds. This study was undertaken to determine whether PAR inhibits pro-inflammatory cytokine production, cartilage degradation, and inflammatory arthritis.METHOD: The mRNA levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines were examined by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Proteoglycan content and release were determined by measuring glycosaminoglycan (GAG) levels using the dimethylmethylene blue (DMMB) dye-binding assay. The potential role of PAR in treatment of arthritis was studied using a collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) model.RESULTS: We established that PAR, as a prototype compound, suppressed lipopolysaccharide (LPS)- and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)--induced increases in matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1, MMP-3, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), and interleukin (IL)-1 mRNA in chondrocytes. In addition, PAR prevented proteoglycan degradation triggered by pro-inflammatory cytokines. PAR treatment at the onset of CIA symptoms significantly reduced synovitis, inflammation, and pannus formation scores. Reduced synovial inflammation after PAR treatment was also reflected in significantly less bone erosion and cartilage damage.CONCLUSIONS: These data indicate a protective effect of PAR on the catabolic insults of pro-inflammatory cytokines on chondrocyte metabolism and GAG release in vitro and in CIA. PAR had anti-inflammatory and structure-modifying effects on experimental arthritis, suggesting that PAR may be useful as a potential alternative or adjunct therapy for inflammatory arthritis.

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07:35

Parthenolide induced autophagy and may lead to therapeutic strategy to enhance the efficacy of anticancer drugs. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2015 Jan 2 ;456(1):434-9. Epub 2014 Dec 4. PMID: 25482447 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide induces autophagy via the depletion of 4E-BP1. Abstract:  Parthenolide (PTL) is a sesquiterpene lactone isolated from feverfew and exhibits potent antitumor activity against various cancers. Many studies indicate that PTL treatment leads to apoptosis, however, the mechanism has not been defined. Here, we observed that cells underwent autophagy shortly after PTL treatment. Inhibition of autophagy by knocking out autophagy associated gene atg5 blocked PTL-induced apoptosis. Surprisingly, PTL decreased the level of translation initiation factor eIF4E binding protein 1 (4E-BP1) in correlation with autophagy. Ectopic expression or shRNA knockdown of 4E-BP1 further verified the effect of 4E-BP1 on PTL-induced autophagy. Meanwhile, PTL elevated the cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) which located upstream of the depletion of 4E-BP1, and contributed to the consequent autophagy. This study revealed 4E-BP1 as a trigger for PTL-induced autophagy and may lead to therapeutic strategy to enhance the efficacy of anticancer drugs.

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07:34

MGT Capital Raises $2.4 Million to Expand Bitcoin Mining Operation "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cybersecurity entrepreneur John McAfee's company just raised $2.4 million to help build a new bitcoin mine.

07:30

In a first, U.S. ships coal to Ukraine "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

U.S. aims to counter Russian influence with natural resources, though Ukraines roadmap for the energy emphasizes nuclear power. From UPI. By Daniel J. Graeber    |   Aug. 22, 2017 at 5:46 AM   Aug. 22 (UPI) Coal shipped from the United States could help address energy security issues in Ukraine, the nations energy secretary

07:28

In case of (dicamba) drift "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

We're in the middle of an epic summer of drift, thanks to Monsantos new dicamba-resistant seed line. Expanded planting of Xtend soy and cotton is leading to more spraying of the herbicide. Learn more

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07:26

Parthenolide enhances sensitivity of colorectal cancer cells to TRAIL. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Int J Oncol. 2015 Mar ;46(3):1121-30. Epub 2014 Dec 12. PMID: 25502339 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide enhances sensitivity of colorectal cancer cells to TRAIL by inducing death receptor 5 and promotes TRAIL-induced apoptosis. Abstract:  Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a promising cancer therapeutic agent. Recombinant human TRAIL has been evaluated in clinical trials, however, various malignant tumors are resistant to TRAIL. Parthenolide (PT) has recently been demonstrated as a highly effective anticancer agent and has been suggested to be used for combination therapy with other anticancer agents. In this study, we investigate the molecular mechanisms by which PT sensitizes colorectal cancer (CRC) cells to TRAIL-induced apoptosis. HT-29 (TRAIL-resistant) and HCT116 (TRAIL-sensitive) cells were treated with PT and/or TRAIL. The results demonstrated that combined treatment induced apoptosis which was determined using MTT, cell cycle analysis, Annexin V assay and Hoechst 33258 staining. Interestingly, we confirmed that HCT116 cells have much higher death receptor (DR) 5 than HT-29 cells and PT upregulates DR5 protein level and surface expression in both cell lines. Apoptosis through the mitochondrial pathway was confirmed by detecting regulation of Bcl-2 family members, p53 cytochrome C release, and caspase cascades. These results suggest that PT sensitizes TRAIL-induced apoptosis via upregulation of DR5 and mitochondria-dependent pathway. Combination treatment using PT and TRAIL may offer an effective strategy to overcome TRAIL resistance of certain CRC cells.

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07:25

New Paper Cut Illustrations with Marvelous Details Carved Out of a Single Sheet "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Paper Cutting Art Paper Cut Out Paper Art Pippa Dyrlaga

Artist Pippa Dyrlaga is truly a master of paper cutting. The gifted crafter produces intricately detailed creations with visually stimulating patterns. Much like her older paper art, each of Dyrlaga's recent works are crafted from a single sheet of paper, showcasing the artist's steady hand and unwavering skill.

Spanning stylized flora, fauna, and even anatomy (a central theme of her new Biophilia-themed series), the Yorkshire-based artist's collection of cut-outs appears to exhibit an eclectic interest in subject matter. However, the motifs explored in her paper cutting portfolio predominantly relate to nature, as they are inspired by her rural upbringing. Given her time spent surrounded by the best of British wildlife, many of the creatures conveyed are the various species of birds that, like the artist, call northern England's waterways home.

While her designs have grown increasingly complex since she began practicing the craft nearly a decade ago, her process remains the same. First, she sketches each design in reverse. Then, using an X-ACTO knife, she carefully carves out the drawings' details. Once she's made each incision, she turns the sheet over, revealing a pristine paper creation.

If you'd like to follow Dyrlaga's paper-centric path, be sure to take note of her recent Reddit advice. Take your time, she explains. Experiment and don't be worried if they aren't great at first. Experiment till you find a good paper you love and just keep practicing! Never rush either, if I don't feel like I'm properly focused, I walk away from it for a while. Or, if you'd rather cut to the chase and purchase one of Dyrlaga's own paper cut-outs or prints, be sure to stop by her online shop.

Paper cutting artist Pippa Dyrlaga crafts intricate art in exquisite detail.

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07:18

Parthenolide inhibits cancer stem-like side population of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Theranostics. 2015 ;5(3):302-21. Epub 2015 Jan 1. PMID: 25553117 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide inhibits cancer stem-like side population of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells via suppression of the NF-B/COX-2 pathway. Abstract:  Cancer stem cells play a central role in the pathogenesis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma and contribute to both disease initiation and relapse. In this study, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) was found to regulate cancer stem-like side population cells of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells and enhance cancer stem-like cells' characteristics such as higher colony formation efficiency and overexpression of stemness-associated genes. The regulatory effect of COX-2 on cancer stem-like characteristics may be mediated by ABCG2. COX-2 overexpression by a gain-of-function experiment increased the proportion of side population cells and their cancer stemness properties. The present study also demonstrated that in contrast to the classical chemotherapy drug 5-fluorouracil, which increased the proportion of side population cells and upregulated the expression of COX-2, parthenolide, a naturally occurring small molecule, preferentially targeted the side population cells of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells and downregulated COX-2. Moreover, we found that the cancer stem-like cells' phenotype was suppressed by using COX-2 inhibitors NS-398 and CAY10404 or knocking down COX-2 with siRNA and shRNA. These findings suggest that COX-2 inhibition is the mechanism by which parthenolide induces cell death in the cancer stem-like cells of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. In addition, parthenolide exhibited an inhibitory effect on nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-B) nucler translocation by suppressing both the phosphorylation of IB kinase complex and IB degradation. Taken together, these results suggest that parthenolide may exert its cancer stem cell-targeted chemotherapy through the NF-B/COX-2 pathway.

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07:11

The real garden shed and fence gets cleaned up part 1 "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

As most of you already know, this little rustic shed I often feature out back isnt a real garden shed at all. It morphed from a greenhouse, and today houses firewood, while becoming a cute focal point to the backyard through a sawhorse potting bench, added shutters, and so forth. What I HAVENT really shown you []

The post The real garden shed and fence gets cleaned up part 1 appeared first on Funky Junk Interiors.

07:07

Thoughts For The Week. Battle for the Mind. Gun Control. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Keith's image choice.


Thoughts For The Week.

Battle for the Mind.

In his essay Politics and the English Language, George Orwell observes that political language serves to distort and obscure reality. Orwells description of political speech in 1940 was prophecy he used the words doublespeak, Newspeak and doublethink words that define our 21st century political information.

Orwell said political language can be designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

The current issues we are confronted with every day are filled with doublethink and doublespeak we have to investigate, sift, and research in our quest for reality.

What is really important to the social engineers that form our New World of doublespeak is the ability to lie, whether knowingly or unconsciously, and to get away with it; and the ability to use lies and choose and shape facts selectively, blocking out those that dont fit with their agenda or program.

The purpose of propaganda is to narrow and limit human consciousness, confuse human conscience, and control and narrow the range of thinking. As all students of Orwellian literature will recall, Squealer, the propagandist porker in Animal Farm, can turn black into white and is expert in new belief.

Examples of the structural nature of the use of doublespeak have been made by modern scholars. Noam Chomsky argues in Manufacturing Consent, The Political Economy of the Mass Media that people in modern society consist of decision-makers and social participants who have to be made to agree. According to Chomsky, the media and public relations industry actively shape public opinion, working to present messages in line with their economic agenda for the purposes of controlling of the public mind.

When the state loses the bludgeon, when you cant control people by force and when the voice of the people can be heard, you have to control what people think. And the standard way to do this is to resort to what in more honest days used to be called propaganda. designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an app...

07:06

Its Okay to Miss Someone you Never Meta Miscarriage Story. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I cried every day leading up to that surgery. The seven days felt too long. My husband stayed strong for the both of us, except for the day when he

07:04

3 SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE A PAWN OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The mother lode of all conspiracies is the New World Order. In essence, it is a high-level, multi-generational plan to render all sovereign national governments subservient to an unelected, supranational, authoritarian world government. In this scheme, the people of planet earth will be micro managed with strict social, technological and financial controls. It is the total consolidation of global power into the hands of a ruthless, minority elite who aim to rape the planet and enslave the human race.

They cant do it alone, though, they need your help. They need witting and unwitting minions to set the brush fires of revolutionary change in our towns and cities. They need pawns to agitate and disrupt the relative peace, and to upend the status quo with turmoil. They need senseless, animal-like violence, caught on camera and replayed ad infinitum on cable news and social media. They need terror, of both the foreign and domestic variety. They need fear in the streets, and fear in the minds of the proles.

Most of all, though, they need you to create chaos, so that they can bring order.

The powers that be, those demons of the deep state, those orchestrators of fear, famine, debt and war, cannot achieve their plan without leading the masses into confusion and disarray, for only then will the masses demand an end to their own freedoms and privacy. And sadly, it appears their army of minions is growing in strength and audacity.

In the afterm...

07:03

These data offer fundamental evidence supporting the potential use of parthenolide in periodontitis treatment. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014 ;2014:546097. Epub 2014 Dec 25. PMID: 25610476 Abstract Title:  Anti-inflammatory and antiosteoclastogenic activities of parthenolide on human periodontal ligament cells in vitro. Abstract:  Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease that causes osteolysis and tooth loss. It is known that the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-B) signalling pathway plays a key role in the progression of inflammation and osteoclastogenesis in periodontitis. Parthenolide (PTL), a sesquiterpene lactone extracted from the shoots of Tanacetum parthenium, has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties in various diseases. In the studyreported herein, we investigated the effects of PTL on the inflammatory and osteoclastogenic response of human periodontal ligament-derived cells (hPDLCs) and revealed the signalling pathways in this process. Our results showed that PTL decreased NF-B activation, I-B degradation, and ERK activation in hPDLCs. PTL significantly reduced the expression of inflammatory (IL-1, IL-6, and TNF-) and osteoclastogenic (RANKL, OPG, and M-CSF) genes in LPS-stimulated hPDLCs. In addition, PTL attenuated hPDLC-induced osteoclastogenic differentiation of macrophages (RAW264.7 cells), as well as reducing gene expression of osteoclast-related markers in RAW264.7 cells in an hPDLC-macrophage coculture model. Taken together, these results demonstrate the anti-inflammatory and antiosteoclastogenic activities of PTL in hPDLCs in vitro. These data offer fundamental evidence supporting the potential use of PTL in periodontitis treatment.

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06:59

Miniatur-Riot-Wunderland Installation im Mastab 1:87 im Hamburger Schanzenviertel "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Der britische Knstler Jimmy Cauty zeigt in Hamburg noch bis Sonntag seine bekannte The Aftermath Dislocation Principle Installation, ein Miniatur-Riot-Wunderland im Mastab 1:87. Anlsslich des Internationalen Sommerfestivals ist zur Zeit die Installation The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP) des britischen Knstlers und Musikers Jimmy Cauty im Hamburger Schanzenviertel zu sehen. Die Installation, die in einem Miniaturmodell im Mastab 1:87 eine Post-Riot-Stadt zeigt, steht auf dem Vorplatz des Bahnhof Sternschanze. Installiert ist die Modellstadt in einem 40-Fu-Container, der durch Gucklcher Blicke auf das Szenario zulsst. Die Installation war vor rund zwei Jahren bereits in Banksys Anti-Freizeitpark Dismaland in dem britischen Ferienort Weston-super-Mare zu sehen. Seit dem tourt sie durch mehrere Stdte. Zu sehen ist die Installation noch bis zum 27. August 2017 direkt an der S-Bahn Sternschanze. Mehr ber die Hintergrnde der Installation sowie das Internationale Sommerfestival gibt es auf der Website von Kampnagel. Dort findet man auch ein interessantes Interview mit Jimmy Cauty, in dem er unter anderem ber die Installation spricht. Alle Bilder: Urbanshit / The Aftermath Dislocation Principle / Dismaland 2015 / Hamburg 2017

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06:56

How one Scary Truth helped Calm my Unsatisfied Mind. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

So long as we are the compulsive thinkers, running after every thought, well never be happy with what we have right now. Since the nature of the mind is to always want more, we start believing that the only reality

06:55

Around the Corner Bookshelf - Updated Plans "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Hi folks!  We are in the "home" stretch of getting our house done and have been working endless hours on the project.  It's been difficult to balance keeping up with the website over the last few months.  We are very much looking forward to wrapping our project up and getting back to blogging regularly.  Soon, soon!

It seems one of our plans, the "Round the Corner" bookshelf has disappeared on us.  I can't locate it either (my greatest apologies).  But I did find all the images, so want to take a second to re-post those plans for those of you asking.  Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

Please do share if you build - I'd love to see how your corner bookshelf turns out!

06:49

Parthenolide is a strong apoptotic inducer that deserves the further investigations for potential chemotherapeutic agent of human oral cancers. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Oral Oncol. 2015 Jun ;51(6):602-9. Epub 2015 Mar 26. PMID: 25817195 Abstract Title:  Induction of apoptosis by parthenolide in human oral cancer cell lines and tumor xenografts. Abstract:  OBJECTIVES: Parthenolide (PTL), a representative sesquiterpene lactone that is responsible for medicinal properties of the feverfew, is known to modulate diverse intracellular signaling pathways, thereby exerting the tumor growth-inhibitory effects. In this study, authors attempted to examine the pro-apoptotic effects and possible biochemical mechanisms of PTL in human oral cancer cell lines and tumor xenografts.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The apoptotic effects and related molecular mechanisms of PTL on oral cancer were evaluated using cell viability assay, MTS assay, DAPI staining, western blot analysis, reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction, small interfering RNA transfection and nude mouse xenograft assay.RESULTS: PTL treatment increased the cleavage of caspase-3 and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP), and the nuclear fragmentation in a concentration- or time-dependent manner. PTL treatment increased Bim protein expression by enhancing the Bim mRNA expression as well as stabilizing Bim protein level. PTL treatment also induced the translocation of cytosolic Bim into the mitochondria and, more importantly, PTL-induced apoptosis was significantly attenuated, when the Bim expression was knockdown by siRNA transfection. PTL treatment also induced death receptor 5 (DR5) protein expression and this event was closely correlated with an increase in the cleavage of caspase-8 and formation of truncation of Bid (t-Bid). Finally, PTL shrunk tumor size and volume resulting from apoptotic cell death by increasing Bim and DR5 whereas there were no abnormal histopathological findings in normal organs.CONCLUSION: This study proposes that PTL is a strong apoptotic inducer that deserves the further investigations for potential chemotherapeutic agent of human oral cancers.

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06:46

They informed me that he had cancer and he had a limited amount of time. And I thought, Were going to make his time as good as we can make it. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When Melani Andrews decided to adopt a shelter dog, she had a particular type in mind  she wanted the oldest dog at the shelter, and the one having the hardest time finding a home.

The last couple of years had been difficult for 72-year-old Andrews, who hails from Galt, California. First she lost her husband. Then she lost her beloved Staffordshire terrier, Lola, whod been a huge comfort to her during tough times.

I was feeling down and a little depressed, Andrews told The Dodo. My grandkids came over one night, and they said, Grandma, you need somebody to keep you company. You cant just sit around here all by yourself.

Credit: Melani Andrews

Two weeks ago, Andrews took her grandkids advice and went to Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California, to adopt a new family member.

I wanted to help somebody a dog like Lola helped us, and so I told them I wanted the oldest dog they had, the one that everybody was passing up, and that I wanted to adopt him, Andrews said. I dont care if hes sick, I dont care if the shelter can help with bills. I dont have a lot of money, but Im sure I have enough to take care of a little dog.

Credit: Melani Andrews

The shelter staff took Andrews to a kennel where three tiny dogs were living. One of the dogs was Jake, a 12-year-old terrier whod been picked up as a stray a few months ago.

Jakes two friends ignored me, but Jake perked up and started howling, Andrews said. So I said, It looks like he wants to go, and Ill take him.

The shelter staff were delighted that Andrews had picked Jake, but they needed to inform her about his medical issues  Jake had terminal skin cancer, and he was also deaf and partially blind.

Credit: Melani Andrews

They informed me that he had cancer and he had a limited amount of time, Andrews said. And I thought, Were going to make his time as good as we can make it.

The staff at Front Street Animal Shelter were delighted.

It was amazing because she was one of the few people who actually gave this dog an opportunity, and you could ju...

06:46

This Guy Shot the Solar Eclipse with a Game Boy Camera "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

During the Great American Eclipse, while most photographers worried about camera settings and solar filters, Redditor zhx decided to bust out a Game Boy Camera, which was introduced in 1998 and features a 128128 pixel CMOS sensor.

Heres the photo, captured from Portland, Oregon:

The solar eclipse actually takes up a very small portion of the frame, and the dark circle is a halo effect from the corona around the moon.

Heres a photo of the camera kit zhx used:

The camera is so old that working with the resulting files isnt exactly easy and straightforward. Heres zhxs explanation for how he got the photo off his Game Boy Camera:

I shot it on my backlit DMG [Game Boy], then I use the Interact Mega Memory card on my Pocket (the camera doesnt fit in the DMG with the Mega Memory) and back the SAV file up to the Mega Memory. Then I plug my USB 64M cart into the MM and restore the file to that, which I can then plug into my computer and retrieve (I use EMS-Qart for that part). Then I can open the SAV file in either GBCamera Dump or this site which provides a pretty drag-and-drop front end for this task. I then typically enlarge the BMPs in Photoshop and export to PNG.

When it was released in 1998, the Game Boy Camera was actually the worlds smallest digital camera. Earlier this year, astrophotographer Alexander Pietrow became the first person to ever photograph the Moon and Jupiter using the device.


Image credits: Photographs by.....

06:45

Interview: Photojournalist Uses Polaroids to Document the Faces of the Refugee Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

giovanna del sarto photojournalism about refugee crisis

Mirian, second from left, and her Sisters, from Afganistan, posing in front of National Archaeological Museum in Athens.
Athens, Greece, April 2016.
The four sisters and their brother are now in Austria.

Since 2015, photographer Giovanna Del Sarto has been documenting Europe's refugee crisis through her unique project, A Polaroid for a Refugee. Asking her subjects to pose, but not giving them any direction on how to do so, she snaps Polaroid photographs that not only document the current situation of these refugees, but gives them a giftas each is also given a photograph in exchange.

For almost two years, Del Sarto has moved through locations in Serbia and Greece to get firsthand experience with the crisis. Whether working at the information tent at the Presevo transit camp in Serbia or joining a Norwegian NGO in night patrolling Lesvos, a Greek island close to the Turkish Coast, her work has brought her into close contact with men, women, and children who have been forced to flee their homes.

And while the refugee crisis has been well covered by photojournalists, A Polaroid for a Refugee has seen great success for the emotional core it touches. The glimpses of pride in their poses and tired traces in their eyes gives a profoundly human glimpse into what is often reduced to a news headline. We had the opportunity to speak with the Italian-born, London-based photographer about her work, how she started using the Polaroid, and her next steps in our exclusive interview, below.

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06:44

The Seven Evolutionary Epochs of Spiritual Evolution -- Excerpt from the Urantia Book Paper 50: The Planetary Princes "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Stillness in the Storm Editor) The following excerpt from Urantia Paper 50: The Planetary Princes discusses the successive ages of evolutionary development, once the biological conditions have been met that allow for the beginning of the mental and spiritualizing ages of human beings. 

The Urantia Book is a little known and rarely understood work. Many view it's rather forthright appraisals of our earthly conditions as "negative"but is that an accurate description? 

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06:38

Parthenolide inhibits LPS-induced inflammatory cytokines. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai). 2015 May ;47(5):368-75. Epub 2015 Apr 4. PMID: 25841439 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide inhibits LPS-induced inflammatory cytokines through the toll-like receptor 4 signal pathway in THP-1 cells. Abstract:  Parthenolide (PTL) shows potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities. In the present study, the molecular mechanisms of PTL's activities were explored in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced human leukemia monocytic THP-1 cells and human primary monocytes. The 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-5-(3-carboxymethoxyphenyl)-2-(4-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium salt (MTS) assay was used to analyze the effect of PTL on THP-1 cell viability. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to determine the effect of PTL on LPS-induced inflammatory cytokine secretion. Flow cytometry and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction were used to assess the effect of PTL on LPS-induced toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) expression. Phosphorylation levels of signaling molecules were determined by western blot analysis. Results showed that PTL

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06:30

Climate Justice Forum: Montana Coal Train Spill, Third Panhandle Paddle, Idaho & Washington Energy Committee Meetings, Halted Montana Coal Mine, Dakota Access Lawsuit Against Water Protectors, Tacoma Gas Plant & Wisconsin Pipeline Protests 8-23-17 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features updates on the Third Panhandle Paddle in Sandpoint and the Montana Rail Link coal train wreck and spill into the Clark Fork River in Montana, and news about meetings of the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council.  We also cover a Montana court victory over expansion of an underground coal mine, a Dakota Access pipeline company lawsuit against NoDAPL, water protectors, and protests of a liquefied natural gas plant in Tacoma and an Enbridge tar sands pipeline in Wisconsin.  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.


Filed under: Climate Justice Forum

06:30

Brooklyn Academy of Music Puts Online 70,000 Objects Documenting the History of the Performing Arts: Download Playbills, Posters & More "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Yesterday the sad news broke that The Village Voice will discontinue its print edition. Co-founded by Norman Mailer in 1955 and providing New Yorkers with savvy music writing, raunchy advice columns, juicy exposs, reviews, entertainment listings, apartments, jobs, band members, terrible roommates, and pretty much anything else one might desire every week for over half a century, the paper will be missed. Though it wont disappear online, the loss of the street-level copy in its comfortingly familiar red plastic box marks the abrupt end of an era. Those of us inclined to mourn its passing can take some solace in the fact that so many of the citys key cultural institutions still persist.

Prominent among them, Brooklyns Academy of Music, or BAM, has been at it since 1861, when it began as the home of the Philharmonic Society of Brooklyn. It has inhabited its present Beaux Arts building in Fort Greene since 1908. In its 150 years as a performance space for opera, classical, avant-garde theater, dance, and music, and film, BAM has amassed quite a collection of memorabilia. This year, on its century-and-a-half anniversary, it has made 70,000 of those artifacts available to the public in its Leon Levy Digital Archive. Like future issues of the Voice, you cannot hold these in your hand, unless you happen to be one of the museums curators. But researchersor anyone else interested,...

06:30

Parthenolide induced survivin inhibition, cell cycle arrest and triggered cell death in glioblastoma cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Chin J Physiol. 2015 Apr 30 ;58(2):95-103. PMID: 25858470 Abstract Title:  Induction of survivin inhibition, G/M cell cycle arrest and autophagic on cell death in human malignant glioblastoma cells. Abstract:  Chemotherapy efficacy is limited by intrinsic and acquired resistance in glioblastoma (GBM); hence, novel tactics are crucial. Survivin has been demonstrated as a key resistant factor in GBM because of its function in inhibiting apoptosis, regulating autophagy, and in promoting G/M cell cycle transition. Parthenolide has been reported to be an effective antitumor agent in a variety of tumor cells and decreases survivin level in leukemia cells. But the effect of parthenolide on survivin and the cell death process in GBM is still unknown. The aim of this study was to examine whether parthenolide had the potential to inhibit cell proliferation in the GBM cell line U373. The parthenolide-induced effects in relation to survivin suppression and cell death were further investigated. Our results showed that parthenolide substantially inhibited cell viability with ICvalues of approximate 16 M. Treatment with parthenolide at the dose of 16 M led to considerable downregulation of survivin, G/M cell cycle arrest and Chk2 upregulation in cells. Parthenolide induced apoptosis in only a few cells and a slight increase in activated caspases 3 levels. By contrast, parthenolide induced a significant increase of intracellular autophagosomes and the expression of autophagy related proteins, including ULK1 and LC3 I/LC3 II, in the treated cells. These results suggested that parthenolide induced survivin inhibition, G/M cell cycle arrest, and triggered celldeath through autophagic cell death in the GBM cell line.

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06:25

Theyre hitting the juveniles that arent even old enough to reproduce. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Bluefin tuna. If youre sitting in a sushi restaurant and you see this fish on the menu, you may want to think twice about ordering it. After all, the bluefin tuna like African lions and elephants and Bornean orangutans is teetering on the brink of extinction.

There are actually two types of bluefin tuna Pacific bluefin and Atlantic bluefin. Both are in a lot of trouble.

Credit: Greenpeace/Paul Hinton

Its estimated that 1.6 million Pacific bluefin tuna are currently left in the ocean, according to Catherine Kilduff, senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. While this may seem like a large number, Ben Enticknap, Pacific campaign manager and senior scientist at Oceana, told The Dodo thats about 2.6 percent of the original population.

The Atlantic bluefin tuna population is somewhat larger than the Pacific population, but its also in danger. While exact statistics are hard to find, its population is known to be less than half of what it used to be, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Credit: Greenpeace/Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Not only are lots of bluefin tuna being taken out of the ocean, but theyre also getting caught before they have a chance to reproduce  and this doesnt bode well for their future.

Most of the catch are fish that are less than 1 year old and weigh less than 2 pounds, Enticknap said. So whats happening is that theyre hitting the juveniles that arent even old enough to reproduce.

Credit: Greenpeace/Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

A great majority of bluefin tuna is sold and consumed in Japan and other Asian countries. In fact, large tunas sell for hundreds of...

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Parthenolide inhibited cell proliferation, induced apoptosis and blocked cell cycle. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Huazhong Univ Sci Technolog Med Sci. 2015 Jun ;35(3):343-9. Epub 2015 Jun 14. PMID: 26072071 Abstract Title:  Inhibitory effects of parthenolide on the activity of NF-B in multiple myeloma via targeting TRAF6. Abstract:  This study examined the mechanism of the inhibitory effect of parthenolide (PTL) on the activity of NF-B in multiple myeloma (MM). Human multiple myeloma cell line RPMI 8226 cells were treated with or without different concentrations of PTL for various time periods, and then MTT assay was used to detect cell proliferation. Cell cycle and apoptosis were flow cytometrically detected. The level of protein ubiquitination was determined by using immunoprecipitation. Western blotting was employed to measure the level of total protein ubiquitination, the expression of IB- in cell plasma and the content of p65 in nucleus. The content of p65 in nucleus before and after PTL treatment was also examined with immunofluorescence. Exposure of RPMI 8226 cells to PTL attenuated the level of ubiquitinated Nemo, increased the expression of IB- and reduced the level of p65 in nucleus, finally leading to the decrease of the activity of NF-B. PTL inhibited cell proliferation, induced apoptosis andblocked cell cycle. Furthermore, the levels of ubiquitinated tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) and total proteins were decreased after PTL treatment. By using Autodock software package, we predicted that PTL could bind to TRAF6 directly and tightly. Taken together, our findings suggest that PTL inhibits the activation of NF-B signaling pathway via directly binding with TRAF6, thereby suppressing MM cell proliferation and inducing apoptosis.

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06:04

Parthenolide appears to attenuate the microbial product-mediated inflammatory skin diseases. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. 2015 Sep ;388(9):921-30. Epub 2015 May 15. PMID: 25971793 Abstract Title:  Sesquiterpene lactone parthenolide attenuates production of inflammatory mediators by suppressing the Toll-like receptor-4-mediated activation of the Akt, mTOR, and NF-B pathways. Abstract:  Microbial product lipopolysaccharide has been shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory skin diseases. Parthenolide present in extracts of the herb feverfew has demonstrated an anti-inflammatory effect. However, the effect of parthenolide on the Akt/mTOR and NF-B pathway activation-induced productions of inflammatory mediators in keratinocytes has not been studied. Using human keratinocytes, we investigated the effect of parthenolide on the inflammatory mediator production in relation to the Toll-like receptor-4-mediated-Akt/mTOR and NF-B pathways, which regulate the transcription genes involved in immune and inflammatory responses. Parthenolide, Akt inhibitor, Bay 11-7085, and N-acetylcysteine each attenuated the lipopolysaccharide-induced production of IL-1 and PGE2, increase in the levels of cyclooxygenase, formation of reactive oxygen species, increase in the levels of Toll-like receptor-4, and activation of the Akt/mTOR and NF-B in keratinocytes. The results show that parthenolide appears to attenuate the lipopolysaccharide-stimulated production of inflammatory mediators in keratinocytes by suppressing the Toll-like receptor-4-mediated activation of the Akt, mTOR, and NF-B pathways. The activation of signaling transduction pathways appear to be regulated by reactive oxygen species. Parthenolide appears to attenuate the microbial product-mediated inflammatory skin diseases.

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06:02

Iatrogenesis and Big Pharmas Lucrative Overvaccination Agendas "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Gary G. Kohls, MD, guest to Natural Blaze

Ignaz Semmelweis, Galileo Galilei, Andrew Wakefield and the Semmelweis Reflex:

Iatrogenesis and Big Pharmas Lucrative Overvaccination Agendas

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.  Voltaire

If you offend the powers that be; if you offend the public health establishments; if you offend the pharmaceutical industry and threaten their bottom line (as we did by calling into question the safety of MMR [and later all the other vaccines that contain brain-toxic, mitochondrial-toxic and blood-brain barrier-toxic ingredients like aluminum and mercury ed note]) there is no price that you will not pay. You will be destroyed in order to protect their bottom line. Dr Andrew Wakefield

Anything that implies that immunizations are not the greatest medical advance in the history of public health is ignored or ridiculed. Can you imagine the economic and political import of discovering that immunizations are killing (or maiming) thousands of babies? Dr William C. Douglass, MD (Honored twice as Americas Doctor of the Year)

I was told by a network executive that during non-election years up to 70% of his news divisions revenues are from pharmaceutical corporations advertising. That executive told me that if one of his t...

05:58

Christian Church Leaders Charged With Horrific Crimes Against Children "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Horrific crimes against children: Leaders of a militant Christian church in New Mexico are under arrest for abusing and raping children. According to reports, charges against leaders of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps include over 100 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and multiple charges of child abuse. KOAT reports: The Cibola []

05:54

Shutterstocks Randomized Watermark Protects Photos from Googles AI "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Google recently published a paper showing how easy it is for a computer to detect an identical watermark from a large collection of photos and then cleanly remove that watermark from each photo. Shutterstock has responded to Googles AI by developing a new randomized watermark that counters it.

Googles research found that many common stock watermarks can be removed since they appear identically across a huge number of online photos.

Shutterstock was actually notified about the search before the paper was published, and its engineers began working on a way to fix the flaws that Google researchers uncovered. Googles conclusion was that to prevent computers from being able to easily isolate a watermark, you need to introduce random variations to your watermark. Thats exactly what Shutterstock decided to do.

The challenge was protecting images without degrading the image quality, Shutterstock CTO Martin Brodbeck says. Changing the opacity and location of a watermark does not make it more secure, however changing the geometry does.

Engineers developed a new watermark randomizer that results in no two Shutterstock watermarks ever being exactly the same now.

The shapes vary per image and include contributor names, Brodbeck says. By creating a completely different watermark for each image, it makes it hard to truly identify the shape.

Heres what the standard Shutterstock watermark looked like prior to this new technology being rolled out:

And heres what the new watermark looks like:

This new random watermark has been rolled out to all of Shutterstocks 150 million+ photos and images. Google engineers already tested the new watermarks and found that they successfully foil Googles watermark removal AI system.

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05:54

Parthenolide directly or indirectly attenuates neuropathy symptoms and promotes M2 microglia/macrophages polarization. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Neural Plast. 2015 ;2015:676473. Epub 2015 May 18. PMID: 26090236 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide Relieves Pain and Promotes M2 Microglia/Macrophage Polarization in Rat Model of Neuropathy. Abstract:  Neuropathic pain treatment remains a challenge because pathomechanism is not fully understood. It is believed that glial activation and increased spinal nociceptive factors are crucial for neuropathy. We investigated the effect of parthenolide (PTL) on the chronic constriction injury to the sciatic nerve (CCI)-induced neuropathy in rat. We analyzed spinal changes in glial markers and M1 and M2 polarization factors, as well as intracellular signaling pathways. PTL (5g; i.t.) was preemptively and then daily administered for 7 days after CCI. PTL attenuated the allodynia and hyperalgesia and increased the protein level of IBA1 (a microglial/macrophage marker) but did not change GFAP (an astrocyte marker) on day 7 after CCI. PTL reduced the protein level of M1 (IL-1, IL-18, and iNOS) and enhanced M2 (IL-10, TIMP1) factors. In addition, it downregulated the phosphorylated form of NF-B, p38MAPK, and ERK1/2 protein level and upregulated STAT3. In primary microglial cell culture we have shown that IL-1, IL-18, iNOS, IL-6, IL-10, and TIMP1 are of microglial origin. Summing up, PTL directly or indirectly attenuates neuropathy symptoms and promotes M2 microglia/macrophages polarization. We suggest that neuropathic pain therapies should be shifted from blanketed microglia/macrophage suppression toward maintenance of the balance between neuroprotective and neurotoxic microglia/macrophage phenotypes.

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05:52

Protecting Your Family From an Influenza Pandemic "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Note: Permission to reprint, repost or forward the following article in full is granted, but only if it is not edited or excerpted.

Protecting Your Family From an Influenza Pandemic
By James Wesley, Rawles -- Editor of www.SurvivalBlog.com

The emerging threat of the Asian Avian Flu Virus (AAV H5N1) brings into sharp focus the vulnerability of modern, highly mobile and technological societies to viral or bacterial infectious diseases. The last major Asian flu outbreak, (H2N2...

Protecting Your Family From an Influenza Pandemic

05:46

Award-winning Filmmaker Anne Makepeace to lecture in Muskegon August 24 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published August 23, 2017

Anne Makepeace

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN  As part of  the Edward S. Curtis:The North American Indian Special Programs series by the Muskegon Museum of Art, the museum will present Coming to Light, an award winning film by Anne Makepeace, along with a lecture and Q & A with the filmmaker on Thursday, August 24, at the MMA. The event will start with a public reception at  5:30 pm, film screening and lecture, starting at 7:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Makepeaces Tribal Justice was on PBS on this past Monday night. 

The award-winning documentary, Coming to Light, tells the dramatic story of the life of Edward S. Curtis, his creation of his monumental work, and his changing views of the people he set out to document. More importantly, the film gives Indian people a voice in the discussion of Curtis images. Hopi, Navajo, Cupig, Blackfeet, Piegan, Suquamish and Kwakiutl people, many of them descended from Curtiss photographic subjects, tell stories about the people in the photographs, and discuss the meaning of the images from their own perspectives.

Anne Makepeace, the films writer, director, and producer, commented about Coming to Light: For Coming to Light, my film about photographer Edward S. Curtis, I traveled to reservations throughout the west, finding descendants of people he photographed, hearing their stories, recording their thoughts about the pictures, and filming their lives today. I even found people on Nunivak Island whom Curtis had photographed as children on his last photographic expedition

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Pagans find camaraderie at New Hampshires TempleFest 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

HANCOCK, N.H. TempleFest 2017, the annual summer festival of the Temple of Witchcraft, was held last weekend. Attendees and presenters traveled from all over the country to partake in workshops, panels, and rituals. Did these witches find what they were looking for?

Folklorist and anthropologist Dr. Sabina Magliocco says Pagans attend festivals for a range of reasons, Everything from seeking to immerse themselves completely in Pagan culture, to reconnecting with old friends, experiencing nature in the company of other Pagans, and participating in large group ritual. Some go just to party with friends.

She says there is no single reason common to all attendees.

A feeling of home
Mat Auryn, a frequent TempleFest attendee, says a feeling of community is what keeps him coming back, One thing that I keep hearing over and over from people when its their first time at TempleFest is how amazed they are at how authentic and sincere everyone is in regards to both their spiritual practices and their desire for genuine community.

Psychologist Dr. Drake Spaeth agrees that a feeling of community with like minded persons is part of the draw to successful festivals and conferences, but feels there is something deeper at play.

I wonder if it is not about a sort of spiritual homesickness, Dr. Spaeth says. Pagans are often very aware of feeling dis-connected from mainstream community contexts, even as their deep longing for connection with the spiritual nature of the world turns them onto less trodden paths.

Dr. Spaeth says gatherings allow Pagans a sense of being home in the same sense of the Welsh word hiraeth means longing for a place that doesnt, or no longer, exists.

Author and TempleFest attendee Devin Hunter finds home at TempleFest and similar gatherings, Home. We are looking for the spiritual current that makes us feel like we are home and in an environment where we can thrive.

Hunter says Pagans are a weird, misunderstood bunch of people, and it is rare for them to be able to have conversations with people who understand their spiritual virtues. Festivals offer a place for those conversations to take place.

TempleFest keynote speaker Ivo Dominguez Jr. found camaraderie and shared experience at TempleFest. He says that the discussions shared while sitting around a fir...

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BIOSCAN & BIOTONOMETER TO BE AHEAD OF TIME "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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"It is beyond comprehension that trappers are not required to report when they inadvertently trap someones pet." "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

This is Dreis life now: Hes surrounded by love, affection and most importantly, hes safe.

Credit: Lupe Sears

But not so long ago, when he was a stray, he was enduring unthinkable suffering.

Thats because he happened upon a deadly trap in Vermont that a hunter had set out to catch wild animals. Known as a body-gripping, Conibear or simply "kill trap," these mechanisms are meant to shut closed around the body of any animal who nibbles at the bait set there. 

Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Its believed that Drei was caught in a trap like this for a week before he was found by an employee of Burlington Emergency Veterinary Specialists (BEVS) and rushed to the hospital. The photos of Drei caught in the trap which were obtained from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VFWD) by Protect Our Wildlife (POW) via a public records request show Drei's mangled foot and a protruding bone. Most of these images are too disturbing to reproduce here. 

"These traps are designed to kill animals and its surprising that the cat survived the tragedy, POW said in a statement. Dreis mangled leg had to be amputated, which cost over $2,700, and he spent months recovering in a foster home. 

Credit: BEVS

Even after an investigation, no one knows who set the trap that nearly killed Drei, although its believed it was set for a muskrat considered to be a nuisance wild animal in the area. 

Trapping under the guise of nuisance wildlife control is totally unregulated in Vermont and is responsible for much unnecessary suffering of targeted species and non-targeted animals, Brenna Galdenzi, founder and president of POW, said in a statement.

And it isnt just Vermont. Every year across the country, millions of animals die in traps, which are not only inaccurate, victimizing non-target animals like Drei, they are also...

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Globalist Strategy: Use Crazy Leftists And Provocateurs To Enrage/Demonize Conservatives "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This article was originally published by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com

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The false left/right paradigm is an often misunderstood concept. Many people who are aware of it sometimes wrongly assume that it asserts the claim that there is no left or right political spectrum; that it is all a farce. This is incorrect. In regular society there is indeed a political spectrum among the general populace from socialism/communism/big government (left) to conservatism/free markets/individualism/small government (right). Each citizen sits somewhere on the scale between these two dynamics. The left/right spectrum is in fact real for the average person.

We do not find a false paradigm until we examine the beliefs and behaviors of the elitist and political classes. For many banking oligarchs and high level politicians, there is no loyalty to a particular political party or an identifiable left or right ideology. Many of these people are happy to exploit both sides of the spectrum, if they can, to achieve the goals of globalism; a separate ideology that doesnt really serve the interests of groups on the left or the right. That is to say, globalists pretend as if they care about one side or the other on occasion, but in truth they could not care less about the success of either. They only care about the success of their own exclusive elitist club.

This reality also tends to apply to national loyalty as well. Globalists do not carry any ideological love for any particular nation or culture. They are more than happy to sacrifice and sabotage a country if the action will gain them greater power or centralization in return. A globalist is only Democrat or Republican, or American or Russian or Chinese or European, etc., insofar as the label gets them something that they want.

The reason globalists and the people that work for them adopt certain labels is because through this they can act as gatekeepers and better manipulate the masses. The hot button issue of the week provides us with a case in point

The organizer of the Unite The Right group during the Charlottesville circus, which ended in one death and numerous injured, happened to be an ideological playmate of the extreme left only a year ago. ...

Globalist Strategy: Use Crazy Leftists And Provocateurs To Enrage/Demonize Conservatives "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This article was originally published by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com

war-left-right

The false left/right paradigm is an often misunderstood concept. Many people who are aware of it sometimes wrongly assume that it asserts the claim that there is no left or right political spectrum; that it is all a farce. This is incorrect. In regular society there is indeed a political spectrum among the general populace from socialism/communism/big government (left) to conservatism/free markets/individualism/small government (right). Each citizen sits somewhere on the scale between these two dynamics. The left/right spectrum is in fact real for the average person.

We do not find a false paradigm until we examine the beliefs and behaviors of the elitist and political classes. For many banking oligarchs and high level politicians, there is no loyalty to a particular political party or an identifiable left or right ideology. Many of these people are happy to exploit both sides of the spectrum, if they can, to achieve the goals of globalism; a separate ideology that doesnt really serve the interests of groups on the left or the right. That is to say, globalists pretend as if they care about one side or the other on occasion, but in truth they could not care less about the success of either. They only care about the success of their own exclusive elitist club.

This reality also tends to apply to national loyalty as well. Globalists do not carry any ideological love for any particular nation or culture. They are more than happy to sacrifice and sabotage a country if the action will gain them greater power or centralization in return. A globalist is only Democrat or Republican, or American or Russian or Chinese or European, etc., insofar as the label gets them something that they want.

The reason globalists and the people that work for them adopt certain labels is because through this they can act as gatekeepers and better manipulate the masses. The hot button issue of the week provides us with a case in point

The organizer of the Unite The Right group during the Charlottesville circus, which ended in one death and numerous injured, happened to be an ideological playmate of the extreme left only a year ago....

05:31

The Battle Over White Nationalism at Texas A&M - Rolling Stone "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

The Battle Over White Nationalism at Texas A&M - Rolling Stone: Texas A&M has become a microcosm of the debates playing out around America over how to handle the so-called alt-right movement and the limits of free speech. As Wiginton and others who share his views he identifies as an "identitarian" aspire to draw momentum from the Charlottesville rally, they face rejection from institutions that previously would have hosted them: Texas A&M, the first to cite the Charlottesville violence in disallowing such an event, has since been followed by the University of Florida, Michigan State University and Louisiana State University.

05:30

Combination treatment with parthenolide and balsalazide may offer an effective strategy for the induction of apoptosis in HCT116 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Intest Res. 2015 Jul ;13(3):233-41. Epub 2015 Jun 9. PMID: 26130998 Abstract Title:  Balsalazide Potentiates Parthenolide-Mediated Inhibition of Nuclear Factor-B Signaling in HCT116 Human Colorectal Cancer Cells. Abstract:  BACKGROUND/AIMS: Balsalazide is an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Balsalazide can reduce inflammatory responses via several mechanisms, including inhibition of nuclear factor-B (NF-B) activity. Parthenolide (PT) inhibits NF-B and exerts promising anticancer effects by promoting apoptosis. The present investigated the antitumor effects of balsalazide, combined with PT, on NF-B in a representative human colorectal carcinoma cell line, HCT116.METHODS: We counted cells and conducted annexin-V assays and cell cycle analysis to measure apoptotic cell death. Western blotting was used investigate the levels of proteins involved in apoptosis.RESULTS: PT and balsalazide produced synergistic anti-proliferative effects and induced apoptotic cell death. The combination of balsalazide and PT markedly suppressed nuclear translocation of the NF-B p65 subunit and the phosphorylation of inhibitor of NF-B. Moreover, PT and balsalazide dramatically enhanced NF-B p65 phosphorylation. Apoptosis, through the mitochondrial pathway, was confirmed by detecting effects on Bcl-2 family members, cytochrome c release, and activation of caspase-3 and -8.CONCLUSIONS: Combination treatment with PT and balsalazide may offer an effective strategy for the induction of apoptosis in HCT116 cells.

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05:30

This Eclipse Photo Shows the Power of Shooting RAW "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Heres an eye-opening example that shows the power of shooting RAW. Photographer Dan Plucinski captured a beautiful photo of the solar eclipse yesterday, and this is the before-and-after comparison showing the straight-out-of-camera image (on left) compared to the edited one (on right).

Plucinski got to the location in Oregon at 6am and set up for his shot. During totality, Plucinski shot exposure bracketed photos using his Nikon D750. This photo was captured without a filter at f/2.8, 1/8s, and ISO 100:

But this photo didnt accurately capture what the human eye could see. To correct that, Plucinski did some minimal editing on the shot to bring out details in the shadows. Since he was working with a RAW file, there was quite a bit of detail to be recovered. Heres what his photo looked like after the exposure tweak:

The fog is actually from the French and Whitewater wild fires, Plucinski tells PetaPixel. I bracketed my shots with the intention of using HDR, but after seeing how many recomposed images went viral, I just loved the authenticity of a single exposure like this.

Its unbelievable, but thats how it actually looked in person.

Having this degree of flexibility for exposure adjustments is a huge benefit of shooting RAW over JPEG. At the same time, the Nikon D750 is a camera known for having a fantastic dynamic range.

And just in case youre wondering, heres what the details in the shadowy landscape look like if you try to recover them from the JPEG photo:

(via...

05:30

Hear What Music Sounds Like When Its Created by Synthesizers Made with Artificial Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

When synthesizers like the Yamaha DX7 became consumer products, the possibilities of music changed forever, making available a wealth of new, often totally unfamiliar sounds even to musicians who'd never before had a reason to think past the electric guitar. But if the people at Project Magenta keep doing what they're doing, they could soon bring about a wave of even more revolutionary music-making devices. That "team of Google researchers who are teaching machines to create not only their own music but also to make so many other forms of art," writes the New York Times' Cade Metz, work toward not just the day "when a machine can instantly build a new Beatles song," but the development of tools that allow artists "to create in entirely new ways."

Using neural networks, "complex mathematical systems allow machines to learn specific behavior by analyzing vast amounts of data" (the kind that generated all those disturbing "DeepDream" images a while back), Magenta's researchers "are crossbreeding sounds from very different instruments say, a bassoon and a clavichord creating instruments capable of producing sounds no one has ever heard."




You can give one of the results of these experiments a test drive yourself with NSynth, described by its creators as "a research project that trained a neural network on over 300,000...

05:29

UN racism committee issues 'warning' over US tensions Capital News "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

UN racism committee issues 'warning' over US tensions Capital News: By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Geneva, Switzerland, Aug 23 A UN committee tasked with combatting racism has issued a formal early warning over conditions in the United States, a rare move often used to signal the potential of a looming civil conflict.

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said it had invoked its early warning and urgent action procedure because of the proliferation of racist demonstrations in the US.

It specifically noted the unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which a woman was killed after an avowed white supremacist ploughed his car into a group of anti-racism counterprotestors.

The racism committee, part of the UN human rights office, can issue a formal early warning to help prevent existing problems from escalating into conflict or to prevent a resumption of conflict where it has previously occurred, according to the rights office website.

05:26

15 Self Care Questions to Ask Yourself When Feeling Low "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We all go through periods in our lives where we feel low, extra sensitive or energetically drained. This is a normal phase which often occurs after a serious life change or upheaval.

When you are in this state, it is important to honor yourself and treat yourself with loving kindness, but most of us are not so good with this, or find it difficult to know where to begin.

When it comes to the big picture things, most of us are pretty good at taking care of ourselves. We put a roof over our heads and we buy clothes and food when we need to, but often it is the smaller picture stuff that goes by unnoticed.

Overtime, neglecting these smaller picture items can prolong any low feelings and can also lead to feelings of exhaustion and depletion. Forgetting the smaller picture stuff can also cause you to lose motivation and can give way to negative self talk and self-limiting beliefs.

Checking in with yourself on a daily basis and caring for your mind, body and spirit is so important and this is especially true when you have been through a period of change, transformation or upheaval.

If you are feeling like you are in need of some loving self care but are not sure where to begin, here are 15 questions you need to ask yourself.

These questions are designed to help lift you out of a funk and will help shift you from a low vibration to a higher vibration.

Here are 15 self-care questions to ask yourself:

1.) Are you hydrated?

Water helps to release emotions and toxins from your body. Whenever you have been doing a lot of releasing or inner work, your body requires a lot more water to help move things and release any stored negative energy.

2.) Have you eaten something nutritious in the last 3 hours?

When you are feeling low it can be easy to lose your appetite or gravitate towards sugary or salty foods. While this can satisfy your cravings for a moment, in the long run this can lead to increased feelings of low energy and exhaustion. When you are feeling extra sensitive, eating grounding foods like root vegetables are a good choice.

3.) Have you stretched and moved your body?

Moving and stretching your body is a great way to get your blood flowing and it can also help to release any stagnant energy. Here are some...

05:17

Peter Doshi flu vaccine study misused by anti-vaxxers "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

Anti-vaccine activists constantly look for any science that seems to support their beliefs about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Lately, they have gravitated to the writings of Peter Doshi, who has made a career talking about vaccines. Although Doshi lacks the credentials in any area of science related to vaccines immunology, microbiology, virology,

Skeptical Raptor

05:15

20+ Funny Textbook Doodles That Are So Clever, Teachers Wont Be Mad "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Best Textbook Doodles by Bored Students

Photo: @brocubaMY

For a student, sitting in a classroom for hours at a time can get monotonousespecially as a instructor lectures on and on, day after day. Many bored students can't sit idly by without doing something, so doodling is a great way to keep their hands busy and minds occupied while class goes on. Not all of that drawing is technically allowed though; doodling in a textbook is generally frowned upon, but in some cases, the resulting illustrations are so clever and funny that teachers can't stay madthey're impressed!

Some of the best textbook doodles are incorporated into the images that are already in the publications. Using pens and pencils, they're transformed with crazy outfits and drawn into absurd situations. With this bit of imagination, the previously stuffy photos and dry diagrams are given a much-needed comedic upgrade.

Two of our favorite textbook drawings add a modern twist to conventional historic portraits. In separate images posted by Twitter user @brocubaMY, each of the illustrations feature a man's photo that's redrawn and imagined as a selfieselfie stick and all. It's certainly one unconventional way to bring learning into the 21st century.

Check out bored students who broke the rules to create some of the best textbook doodles around.

Funny Hair Observation

Hilarious Textbook Doodles

Photo: Imgur

Physical Education Prediction Doodles

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05:13

Parthenolide induces apoptosis in colitis-associated colon cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Oncol Lett. 2015 May ;9(5):2135-2142. Epub 2015 Mar 6. PMID: 26137027 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide induces apoptosis in colitis-associated colon cancer, inhibiting NF-B signaling. Abstract:  Recently, the nuclear factor (NF)-B inhibitor parthenolide (PT) was identified as a promising anticancer agent for the promotion of cancer cell apoptosis. Additionally, our previous study demonstrated that PT administration suppresses tumor growth in a xenograft model of colorectal cancer cells via regulation of the B-cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2) family. However, the role of PT in the development of colitis-associated colon cancer (CAC) is poorly understood. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of PT administration on CAC using a murine model. Azoxymethane (AOM) and dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) were administered to induce experimental CAC in the following three groups of treated mice: i) AOM and DSS plus vehicle; ii) AOM, DSS and 2 mg/kg PT; and iii) AOM, DSS and 4 mg/kg PT. It was demonstrated that the histological acuteness of AOM/DSS-induced CAC was significantly reduced following the administration of PT, resulting in decreased NF-B p65 expression levels via a blockade of phosphorylation and subsequent degradation of inhibitor of B- (IB). Furthermore, PT administration appeared to enhance the process of carcinogenesis via the downregulation of the antiapoptotic proteinsBcl-2 and Bcl-extra large, mediated by inhibition of NF-B activation. Apoptosis and caspase-3 expression were markedly increased in the PT-treated group. These findings indicate that PT inhibits IB phosphorylation and NF-B activation, resulting in the initiation of apoptosis and the eventualsuppression of CAC development. The beneficial effects of PT treatment observed in the experimental CAC model indicate the potential chemopreventive and therapeutic role of PT in CAC.

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05:13

Natural Gas Fired Electric Power Plants Coming On Rapidly "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Black = Proposed & Gray = Existing

More peoples electricity coming from natural gas

From an Article by Stephen Huba, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 27, 2017

Natural gas is on pace to either equal or exceed coal as a source of electricity for the second year in a row, says the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Coal and natural gas generated 30 percent and 34 percent of U.S. electricity in 2016, respectively the first year that natural gas-fired electricity generation exceeded coal-fired generation. EIA projections show that natural gas and coal will each generate 31 percent of the electricity in the United States in 2017.

The federal government report comes at a time of growth in the number of gas-fired power plants in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. The 925-megawatt Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station in South Huntingdon Township will supply power for up to 925,000 homes once it comes online in late 2018.

For the first four months of 2017, coal has provided 30 percent of electricity generation, while natural gas has provided 28 percent, the EIA said. The amount of natural gas used for electricity generation, known as power burn, from April 1 through July 25 averaged 27.1 billion cubic feet or 7 percent lower than last years consumption over the same period, the EIA said.

Although power burn in 2017 is lower than in 2016, it is still relatively high compared with the previous five-year average for that period, the EIA said. Higher natural gas prices relative to last summer and reliance on renewable sources explain part of the decrease.

Power burn reached its highest daily level so far in 2017 during the past week, exceeding 41 billion cubic feet on July 20, according to data from PointLogic Energy. Natural gas-fired electricity generation typically peaks at the end of July or the beginning of August because of high demand for air conditioning during that period.

In addition to Tenaska in Westmoreland, several other gas-fired power plants are at various stages of development in the region. In January, Boston-based developer Clean Energy Future announced that it was building a second plant in Lordstown, Ohio, next door to the 940-megawatt plant that is scheduled to go into service in June 2018.

In Wellsville, Ohi...

05:07

Lustful and lush paintings depicting The Seven Deadly Sins by Gail Potocki "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Lust. A painting from artist Gail Potockis latest series, The Seven Deadly Sins.
 
The artwork of Chicago-based artist Gail Potocki may be familiar to you as her work has been shown in galleries the world over. Her modern paintings would look right at...

05:06

Africans Do Not Want to be Used as Guinea Pigs for Untested American GMO Technology "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Africans must not be used as guinea pigs for untested high-risk new GM technology

by GMWatch.org

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa has called for an immediate ban on the importation into South Africa of Monsantos high-risk second-generation gene-silencing GM maize destined for human consumption.

In an open letter to African biosafety regulators, AFSA rejects and condemns US corporation Monsantos plan to exploit millions of Africans as unwitting human guinea pigs for their latest genetic engineering experiment. AFSA also condemns the IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) field trial application in Nigeria using this same risky technology to produce GM cassava for the agro-fuels industry.

These GM applications target staple foods of maize and cassava, eaten by many millions of Africans every day. AFSAs open letter states:

Scientists have reported that the untested gene-silencing effect is able to cross over into mammals and humans, and affect their genetic makeup with unknown potential negative consequences, and have called for long-term animal testing and stronger regulation before this goes ahead.

AFSA demands that while these risks remain, the introduction of this untested RNAi technology be unequivocally banned by all member states of the African Union. Regulators in South Africa and Nigeria are urged to reject the importation of this GM maize, and the field-testing of GM cassava. These grave threats to the health and well being of African peoples must be recognized, understood and resisted.

AFSA campaigns for food sovereignty the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to dene their own food and agriculture systems. It urges African policymakers to reject genetic engineering and support the transition to agroecology as the sustainable future of farming in...

05:06

Meet the original Nirvana: A pioneering sixties psychedelic rock duo "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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In the early 1990s, there were a lot of people who were buzzed by thinking (and talking ad nauseam) about Chaos theory and the odd possibility that the fluttering of a butterflys wings in Brazil could cause a tornado somewhere...

DIARY: Missing Pieces "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Gkcan Demirkazik on the Sharjah Biennial 13 Off-Site Project in Ramallah

04:59

BANK RUN in China! Billions in Withdrawals! "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The illusion of freedom will continue as long as its profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater. 

Via: The Money GPS:

04:58

Theres a brutal hidden message in this resignation letter to Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The latest person to resign from Donald Trumps White House is Berkeley University professor Daniel Kammen, who quit as Trumps science envoy.

Fortunately you dont have to be a scientist to spot his hidden message to Trump and the rest of America.

Need a hand? Well, it IS pretty small type.

Who are we to argue with a scientist?

Hes not the first person to do this just last week these guys did a similar thing, spelling out resist.

At this rate, its going to be pretty tricky to resign WITHOUT doing one.

04:55

Parthenolide demonstrated activity against stage V gametocytes and multiple mosquito-specific stages of the Plasmodium parasite. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Apr ;60(4):2108-17. Epub 2016 Mar 25. PMID: 26787692 Abstract Title:  The Nonartemisinin Sesquiterpene Lactones Parthenin and Parthenolide Block Plasmodium falciparum Sexual Stage Transmission. Abstract:  Parthenin and parthenolide are natural products that are closely related in structure to artemisinin, which is also a sesquiterpene lactone (SQL) and one of the most important antimalarial drugs available. Parthenin, like artemisinin, has an effect onPlasmodiumblood stage development. We extended the evaluation of parthenin as a potential therapeutic for the transmissible stages ofPlasmodium falciparumas it transitions between human and mosquito, with the aim of gaining potential mechanistic insight into the inhibitory activity of this compound. We posited that if parthenin targets different biological pathways in the parasite, this in turn could pave the way for the development of druggable compounds that could prevent the spread of artemisinin-resistant parasites. We examined parthenin's effect on male gamete activation and the ookinete-to-oocyst transition in the mosquito as well as on stage V gametocytes that are present in peripheral blood. Parthenin arrested parasite development for each of the stages tested. The broad inhibitory properties of parthenin on the evaluated parasite stages may suggest different mechanisms of action between parthenin and artemisinin. Parthenin's cytotoxicity notwithstanding, its demonstrated activity in this study suggests that structurally related SQLs with a better safety profile deserve further exploration. We used our battery of assays to test parthenolide, which has a more compelling safety profile. Parthenolide demonstrated activity nearly identical to that of parthenin againstP. falciparum, highlighting its potential as a possible transmission-blocking drug scaffold. We discuss the context of the evidence with respect to the next steps toward expanding the current antimalarial arsenal.

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04:54

SegWit Goes Live: Why Bitcoin's Big Upgrade Is a Blockchain Game-Changer "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

SegWit will finally activate on bitcoin today after years of debate. But, what exactly is the code change and what does it enable?

04:51

Sagrada Familia Among Sites Targeted by Barcelona Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Sagrada Famlia in Barcelona in 2011 (photo via Wikipedia Commons)

The terror cell responsible for the vehicle attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils last week were planning a much larger, deadlier one that involved filling three vans with explosives and detonating them at three of Barcelonas busiest sites. One, as a suspect revealed yesterday in a Madrid court, would have been the Sagrada Famlia, the towering Roman Catholic church designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaud. The second, as El Espaol reported, was Las Ramblas avenue, where a driver plowed a van through crowds last Thursday, killing 13 people and injuring over 100 others; authorities speculate that the third target may have been along the citys busting port.

Interior of Sagrada Famlia in 2013 (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

The conspirators at least 12 of them ...

04:42

Girl Commits Suicide After Gardasil Vaccine Destroys Her Life "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

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Maddie died on June 24, 2017

Health Impact News

The VAXXED team recently interviewed a mother who tells about how her daughter took her own life after suffering from the Gardasil vaccine for several years.

A doctor in their church recommended the HPV vaccine to them. After receiving the second Gardasil vaccine at the age of 15, she became very lethargic and could hardly get out of bed, suffering from horrible headaches. They had to black out the light in her room because of the pain it caused, and she did not leave her bed for days.

Prior to the vaccine, she was healthy and active, and rarely missed a day of school.

The family had to hire a teacher to teach her sophomore year of high school since she could not leave her home.

After starting a very strict diet that an alternative health practitioner recommended, the family had some hope that she could recover.

But she battled depression, and it was learned from her journals after her death that she had a constant buzzing sound in her head. She had tried every anti-depressant drug on the market without success.

Listen to the whole tragic interview below.

Comment on this article at VaccineImpact.com.

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Young women whose lives were destroyed by the HPV vaccine.

California Nurse Gives Gardasil Vaccine to Own Daughter who Develops Leukemia and Dies

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04:38

parthenolide can be developed as a drug used in combination therapy against melanoma. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2016 Feb 23 ;7(8):9026-40. PMID: 26824319 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide induces MITF-M downregulation and senescence in patient-derived MITF-M(high) melanoma cell populations. Abstract:  The activity of the M isoform of microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF-M) has been attributed to regulation of differentiation, proliferation, survival and senescence of melanoma cells. MITF expression was shown to be antagonized by the activation of transcription factor NF-B. Parthenolide, an inhibitor of NF-B, has not been yet reported to affect MITF-M expression. Our results obtained in patient-derived melanoma cell populations indicate that parthenolide efficiently decreases the MITF-M level. This is neither dependent on p65/NF-B signaling nor RAF/MEK/ERK pathway activity as inhibition of MEK by GSK1120212 (trametinib) and induction of ERK1/2 activity by parthenolide itself do not interfere with parthenolide-triggered depletion of MITF-M in both wild-type BRAF and BRAF(V600E) melanoma populations. Parthenolide activity is not prevented by inhibitors ofcaspases, proteasomal and lysosomal pathways. As parthenolide reduces MITF-M transcript level and HDAC1 protein level, parthenolide-activated depletion of MITF-M protein may be considered as a result of transcriptional regulation, however, the influence of parthenolide on other elements of a dynamiccontrol over MITF-M cannot be ruled out. Parthenolide induces diverse effects in melanoma cells, from death to senescence. The mode of the response to parthenolide is bound to the molecular characteristics of melanoma cells, particularly to the basal MITF-M expression level but other cell-autonomous differences such as NF-B activity and MCL-1 level might also contribute. Our data suggest that parthenolide can be developed as a drug used in combination therapy against melanoma when simultaneous inhibition of MITF-M, NF-B and HDAC1 is needed.

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04:37

Would the MIC Kill the Geese that Lay the Golden Eggs? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ OCT TML FEWWR: The Military-Industrial Complex Would Go Out of Business Without Rouge States, Terrorist Groups,  Israel [Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.] Report is available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. Related Links: FIRE-EARTH Report: Who Really Pulls the Strings on N. Korea?  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: FIRE-EARTH Report, Israel, Kim Jong-un, military industrial []

04:35

How to Shoot Magical Portraits in the Pouring Rain "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

When it starts pouring outside, most photographers may run for cover and hide from the rain. For photographer Ilko Allexandroff, heavy rain becomes an opportunity to shoot stunning backlit portraits of subjects. Heres a 20-minute video in which Allexandroff discusses his methods, helpful tips, and 6 types of lighting setups he uses.

Here are the 6 scenarios and some beautiful example photos for each one:

#1. Backlight for Silhouettes

A single light will illuminate raindrops and turn your subject into a silhouette.

#2. Backlight Plus Reflected Light

If youd like your subjects face illuminated with a single light from behind, you can place your subject next to a wall or other structure that can bounce some light back onto them.

#3. Backlight Plus a Light Source

Placing your subject near another light source such as a store window can illuminate their features while the single flash in the back illuminates the rain.

#4. Backlight and RAW Editing

Allexandroff sometimes uses a single flash behind the subject and then increases exposure on the subjects face and features during post-processing.

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04:34

Archaeological Miracle Unearthed in Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Whats being called an extremely rare ancient early Christian Greek inscription has been discovered about a kilometer north of Jerusalems Old City. The intact 1,500-year-old mosaic was discovered during work on a phone cable under a street, according to The Times of Israel. The inscription on the mosaic reads, In the time

Read more at End Time Headlines.

04:31

New: CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All To Expose The Shadow Government "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

GeoengineeringWatch.org 6675Dane Wigington GeoengineeringWatch.org Kevin Shipp was a decorated CIA officer who refused to look the other way in regard to government criminality and cover-up. At a very important public awareness event, held by GeoengineeringWatch.org in Northern California, on July 28th, 2017, Mr. Shipp presented a shocking and compelling presentation on numerous, horrific and ongoing government crimes. The total persecution

04:27

Sun God Apollo Claims Responsibility For Provocative Path Of Mondays Eclipse "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Mount OlympusApollo, the Roman God of the Sun, has taken responsibility for both the track of this weeks solar eclipse as well as the message it was meant to convey to all Americans. Apollo minced no words, Up yours, United States! You have got to be the stupidest civilization we Olympians have ever visited, and you have know idea

04:25

The Criminal Intent of Compulsory Vaccination "IndyWatch Feed Health"

by Dr. Stefanie Hillinger, Independent Research Center, The Dayeng Foundation Are compulsory vaccinations in Italy and France mass murder by the System? No argument can justify this. Putting something into the body of another human being under...

The post The Criminal Intent of Compulsory Vaccination appeared first on Vaxxter.

04:25

Moscow preparing inevitable response as US hits Russians with new sanctions over N. Korea "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Moscow has fired back at the latest round of US sanctions targeting Russian interests, as Washington blacklisted one Russian company and four individuals for their alleged dealings with North Korea. On Tuesday, the US Treasury revealed it had imposed sanctions on 16 Russian and Chinese nationals and companies for their

Read more at End Time Headlines.

04:23

Girl Commits Suicide After Gardasil Vaccine Destroys Her Life "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

maddie-gardasil-death2

Maddie died on June 24, 2017

Health Impact News

The VAXXED team recently interviewed a mother who tells about how her daughter took her own life after suffering from the Gardasil vaccine for several years.

A doctor in their church recommended the HPV vaccine to them. After receiving the second Gardasil vaccine at the age of 15, she became very lethargic and could hardly get out of bed, suffering from horrible headaches. They had to black out the light in her room because of the pain it caused, and she did not leave her bed for days.

Prior to the vaccine, she was healthy and active, and rarely missed a day of school.

The family had to hire a teacher to teach her sophomore year of high school since she could not leave her home.

After starting a very strict diet that an alternative health practitioner recommended, the family had some hope that she could recover.

But she battled depression, and it was learned from her journals after her death that she had a constant buzzing sound in her head. She had tried every anti-depressant drug on the market without success.

Listen to the whole tragic interview below.

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Young women whose lives were destroyed by the HPV vaccine.

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04:22

Connecticut man dies from tick-borne illness "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Officials say a 55-year-old Connecticut man died after contracting a tick-borne illness. The state medical examiners office says Michael Yoder, of New Milford, died Aug. 8 of liver and kidney failure after contracting Babesiosis from a tick bite. Yoders wife, Wendy, tells The News-Times her husband had a stomach bug

Read more at End Time Headlines.

04:14

China's Fosun Group Buys Stake in Blockchain Startup "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group has invested in Shanghai blockchain startup Onchain.

04:14

Megachurch Pastor Compares Impure Women Who Have Sex Before Marriage To Filthy Dishrags "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A California pastor compared women who had sex before marriage to filthy dishrags. Whatever happened to purity? he asked in the sermon.

04:06

DEVELOPING: Potential Hurricane Threatens Gulf Coast "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Harvey has reformed into a tropical depression and is likely to strengthen into a tropical storm or hurricane before bringing a dangerous combination of rainfall and storm surge flooding to areas near the Texas and Louisiana coasts into the weekend or early next week. A Hurricane Hunter aircraft investigating Harvey

Read more at End Time Headlines.

04:02

Wall Street Banks Warn Downturn Is Coming "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

HSBC Holdings Plc, Citigroup Inc. and Morgan Stanley see mounting evidence that global markets are in the last stage of their rallies before a downturn in the business cycle. Analysts at the Wall Street behemoths cite signals including the breakdown of long-standing relationships between stocks, bonds and commodities as well as investors

Read more at End Time Headlines.

03:58

Does a Master Blueprint Foretell the Events of Our Times? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(By Beth Harrison) Few would agree that news over the past days, weeks and even months is a result of a master plan, when events filled with violence seem to point to chaos. But New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Cahn would disagree. In his soon-to-be-released book, The Paradigm: The

Read more at End Time Headlines.

03:55

OIympus OM-D E-M10 III Photos and Specs Leaked "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Olympus announced its OM-D E-M10 II entry-level mirrorless camera back in August 2015, so its time for a refresh, and that refresh is nearly upon us. The upcoming Olympus E-M10 III has just been outed with leaked photos and specs.

43 Rumors published the images and info, which reveal that the camera will be outwardly very similar to its predecessor and will be available in both black and silver.

The E-M10 III will reportedly have a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, a touchscreen, 4K video recording, 121 contrast autofocus points, an electronic viewfinder with 2.36 million dots, UHS-II support, and a microphone input. The announcement date for this camera and 4 new lenses may happen on August 31st. Stay tuned.

03:51

Skin Problems and Their Treatments "IndyWatch Feed Health"

SKIN PROBLEMS AND TREATMENTS Treating medical problems in a remote homestead or after a disaster wont always be about gunshot wounds and broken bones.  Sometimes, little things can make people miserable and affect their ability to contribute to group efforts. Skin inflammation, called dermatitis, is one of the issues that a caregiver cant ignore if the group is going to function at 100% efficiency. This condition has various causes and varies in appearance from case to case, although most present

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03:48

FIRE-EARTH Alert: JXVF "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

All Groups FIRE-EARTH Alert: JXVF ALERT details available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 082301, All Groups, Fire-Earth Alert, FIRE-EARTH Alerts, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, JXVF

03:47

CNN Reporters Left Crying Like Babies After Witnessing What Happened At Trumps Phoenix Rally "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


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03:46

United Nations Issues Rare Early Warning Signals Potential Civil Conflict In America "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.com

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A United Nations Committee tasked with combating racism on a global scale has issued an ultra rare early warning for the United States citing alarming racism trends.

As StockBoardAsset.com notes, this rare signal often preludes the potential for civil conflict.

In the past 10-years, the early warning has been issued in Burundi, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria.

The United Nations Committee on the Eliminations of Racial Discrimination has called on high-level politicians and public officials of the United States to condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville and through the country.

Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said:

We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, chants and salutes by white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan, promoting white supremacy and inciting racial discrimination and hatred

As per UN News Centre:

In a decision issued under...

United Nations Issues Rare Early Warning Signals Potential Civil Conflict In America "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.com

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A United Nations Committee tasked with combating racism on a global scale has issued an ultra rare early warning for the United States citing alarming racism trends.

As StockBoardAsset.com notes, this rare signal often preludes the potential for civil conflict.

In the past 10-years, the early warning has been issued in Burundi, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria.

The United Nations Committee on the Eliminations of Racial Discrimination has called on high-level politicians and public officials of the United States to condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville and through the country.

Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said:

We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, chants and salutes by white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan, promoting white supremacy and inciting racial discrimination and hatred

As per UN News Centre:

In a decision issued under its early warning and urgent action procedure, the Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, stated...

03:44

UNRAVELING: Jefferson Memorial exhibit to feature update addressing slavery "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Jefferson Memorial, the popular and majestic monument overlooking Washingtons Tidal Basin, is slated for an update that will address the complexity of Americas third president reportedly including his history as a slave owner.  Plans for the addition come amid a roiling debate nationwide over Confederate statues that foes

Read more at End Time Headlines.

03:42

McCains More Bad News F-35 Fighter Jet: War Profiteering Deprives Americans Of Another $3.9 Billion For A Total $1.5 Trillion "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Proposed plans to modernize the F-35 joint strike fighter program would need almost $4 billion of new funding, according to a government review of Defense Department policies.

The first wave of proposed F-35 modernization plans is projected to be over $3.9 billion through 2022, which would exceed the statutory and regulatory thresholds for what constitutes a major acquisitions program and would make it more expensive than many of the other major acquisitions defense programs already in [the Pentagons] portfolio, the Government Accountability report, released this week, said.

  1. Time to drain F-35 Joint Strike Fighter swamp

The US Government Accountability Offices latest report on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program indicates the DoDs plans reflect an incremental approach. The research, development, test and evaluation funding needed for the first modernization phase, known as Block 4, is projected to be over $3.9 billion through 2022, says the report on DoDs follow-on modernization purchasing strategy for the F-35.

The joint strike fighter is the most expensive weapons program in US history at $1.4 trillion. Last month, an internal government report ind...

03:41

How to Win at Texas Hold Em: A Free MIT Course "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

In 2015, we featured a short MIT course called Poker Theory and Analytics, which introduced students to poker strategy, psychology, and decision-making in eleven lectures. Now comes a new course, this one more squarely focused on Texas Hold 'Em. Taught by MIT grad student Will Ma, the course "covers the poker concepts, math concepts, and general concepts needed to play the game of Texas Hold'em on a professional level." Here's a quick overview of the topics the course delves into in the 7 lectures above (or find them here on YouTube).

  • Poker Concepts: preflop ranges, 3-betting, continuation betting, check-raising, floating, bet sizing, implied odds, polarization, ICM theory, data mining in poker
  • Math Concepts: probability and expectation, variance and the Law of Large Numbers, Nash Equilibrium
  • General Concepts: decisions vs. results, exploitative play vs. balanced play, risk management

You can find the syllabus, lecture slides and assignments on this MIT website.  How to Win at Texas Hold 'Em will be added to our collection, 1,250 Free Online Courses from Top Universities.

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03:38

Digital Currencies: To Invest Or Not To Invest? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Why digital currencies are good for your portfolio.

03:33

Sex up your baking game with this Kama Sutra rolling pin "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Behold the Kama Sutra rolling pin!
 
I must say that this lovely Kama Sutra-themed rolling pin that can be shipped to you directly from the Ukraine takes the cake when it comes to its originality. Also,...

03:30

Clever Street Artist Paints Fake Shadows to Playfully Trick Passersby "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Shadow Art Street Art Damon Belanger Redwood City

Working in a myriad of mediums, California-based creative Damon Belanger is known for his eclectic oeuvre. While he dabbles in everything from package design to culture-inspired paintings, his most recent endeavor is a playful street art project that gives ordinary objects silly and surprising shadows.

Belanger was commissioned to adorn the streets of downtown Redwood City, California, with 20 fanciful public pieces. By painting faux shadows on the sidewalk, he has transformed the seemingly ordinary city into a whimsical wonderland. Using public features like benches and bicycle racks as inspiration, the artist creates peculiar shadows that breathe new life into the city's overlooked sites. In Belanger's world, a mailbox is actually a smiling monster, a parking kiosk is transformed into a monkey on a pedestal, and a city map is revealed to be a robot.

To create each curious piece, Belanger first chooses the object that will cast the shadow. He then creates a chalk outline of a character, strategically angling it in such a way that resembles a real cast shadow. Once he is pleased with his sketch, he uses dark grey paint to fill it in, andvoila! An everyday fixture becomes a quirky character, proving that any public space can be an artist's playground!

For his latest street art project, Damon Belanger has introduced a series of playful shadow art to downtown Redwood City.

Shadow Art Street Art Damon Belanger Redwood City
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03:30

Al Gore says Brexit was caused by climate change "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

From The Spectator Coffee House Steerpike Steerpike 21 August 2017 There are plenty of theories about what led to the Brexit vote. Now, Al Gore, has a new one to add to the pile. The former vice president who has been busy promoting his new film by labelling those who question him deniers

03:29

Factcheck: Misleading headlines about electric car charging while boiling the kettle "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Since the UK government announced plans to ban petrol and diesel sales from 2040, the shift to electric cars has attracted a lot of negative media coverage.

In recent days, a new round of misleading headlines say that homes wont be able to boil a kettle while also charging an electric car. Given the traditional British cuppa holds near-sacred status, this subject was ready-made for attention.

Today, however, the vast majority of home car chargers are rated at or below 7 kilowatts (kW) and can be run alongside kettles, ovens and any other domestic appliances without problems. The source of the headlines, a National Grid thought piece published in April, was about problems on home or local electricity circuits, that might arise in future if they are not addressed.

Running 11kW fast chargers at the same time as kettles, on inadequate wiring, is one of these potential problems. But these high capacity units are vanishingly rare, says James McKemey, head of the insight team for charge installation firm Pod Point. He tells Carbon Brief:

When we go to site we have to assess the load there already. If running a kettle would mean blowing your main fuse, we cant install.

Major transformation

The media focus on electric cars has grown since environment secretary Michael Gove said on 26 July that the government wanted to ban the sales of conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040.

(It remains unclear if hybrid vehicles would be allowed, as the ban has not been explained in detail.)

This ambition would entail a major transformation of the UK economy. It would pose significant challenges for the electricity grid, the exchequers...

03:24

The Need for Greater Honesty in the Timber Industry "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

By WALLY MENNE

Originally published by Global Forest Coalition

 

Is the timber, pulp, packaging, paper and wood pellet industry genuinely attempting to reform itself, as is often claimed, or is it just continuing to green-wash its image, and misrepresenting the horrific realities of its social and environmental impacts as certified best practice?

Just over twenty years ago, in 1996, everything changed when the late Ricardo Carrere of the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) and the Corner Houses Larry Lohmann published Pulping the South [1], providing a shocking overview of how rapidly the Northern-based pulp and paper industry was expanding into the South. The book helped to trigger increased concern among civil society groups, and in June 1998, WRM convened a meeting of 21 representatives of NGOs from 14 countries around the world, in Montevideo, Uruguay, from which emerged a joint statement, the Montevideo Declaration [2], and the launching of the International Campaign against Monoculture Tree Plantations.

The meeting was an eye-opener for all present, many of whom had not realised that the problems with tree plantations they had encountered in their own countries were in fact widespread, including in South America, Africa and Asia. Then, in August 1999, WRM published a crucial briefing note written by Ricardo Carrere, titled Ten replies to ten lies, which succinctly described how tree plantations were being misrepresented to the world. [3]

Since then, members of the international plantations campaign have continued to oppose and to criticise governments and corporations that promote the industrial tree plantation model. However, this opposition has had an uncertain effect on the global expansion of tree plantations, largely d...

03:15

A Film About Falling in Love and Geeking Out About Modernism "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Still from Columbus (all images courtesy Columbus)

Ten years ago, I helped organize a panel in conjunction with the Asian American International Film Festival called On Asian/American Aesthetics. The featured speakers included playwright David Henry Hwang, fashion designer Mary Ping, architect Billie Tsien, and filmmaker Wayne Wang. The promptWhat are Asian or Asian American aesthetics?provided an interesting entry point for a discussion about art, as well as identity and race. But in many ways, the question also felt impossible to answer and seemed almost facetiously posed, because first one had to unpack what is considered Asian and what is considered Asian American. And were we primarily talking about an East Asian aesthetic, as reflected by the ethnicities of the panelists?

Video essayist turned narrative filmmaker Kogonada offers a surprisingly elegant response to this question in his debut feature. Visually arresting and replete with contemplative moments, Columbus spotlights the eponymous Indiana town, notable for being the birthplace of Mike Pence and an unexpected haven for modernist architecture. Deborah Berke, I.M. Pei, and Eero Saarinen have all left their mark there. The Korean-born and Midwest-grown director uses this spectacular backdrop to cultivate the fateful friendship forged by circumstance and isolation between a small-town girl and a transient outsider thats at the heart of the movie.

Still from Columbus

Aesthetics play a central role in their relationship, as the younger Casey (Haley Lu Richardson) and the older Jin (John Cho) initially bond over a fascination with the towns unique landscape. Having foregone college, Casey doesnt yet have th...

03:15

Chasing Profit? Bitcoin Miners Swap Networks As Difficulty Swings "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A change to bitcoin cash has provided further clues as to its evolving relationship with the bitcoin blockchain.

03:09

CrashPlan is Ditching Consumers: Time to Move Your Photo Backups "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

If you use the popular CrashPlan for Home as your cloud photo backup service, heres some bad news: youre going to have to start paying more or move your photo archive elsewhere. Code42 just announced that CrashPlan for Home is being discontinued.

Code42 says its transitioning out of the consumer backup market and shifting its strategic focus to serve business and education customers. Starting now, CrashPlan for Home is no longer being offered to new customers. The entire service is also being wound down over the coming months until its completely killed off on October 23rd, 2018.

If youre an existing customer, heres what this change means for you: Code42 is giving you a free additional 60 days to your current subscription and two different options.

The first option is to upgrade to the CrashPlan for Small Business service, which costs $10 per device per month for unlimited storage. Youll also get a 75% discount for your first year.

The second route you can take is to stop using CrashPlan and to move all your data elsewhere. CrashPlan now has an exclusive partnership with the competing cloud storage service Carbonite, which will be offering discounted prices exclusively to existing CrashPlan customers who switch to its $60/year ($5/month) service.

If youd like to move your data to a service other than Carbonite, you may want to wait until your current subscription with CrashPlan expires, as the money youve already paid is non-refundable.

It seems that after years of offering free and extremely cheap options for cloud data storage, companies in the industry are beginning to tighten their belts or die off. Copy.com shuttered its cloud storage se...

03:02

Typhoon "Hato" turns deadly as it makes landfall in SE China's Guangdong "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Typhoon "Hato" made landfall in southeast China's Guangdong Province near 05:00 UTC (11:00 local time) on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, with wind speeds near 185 km/h (115 mph). This made Hato a Category 3 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson...... Read more

03:02

Targeting thioredoxin reductase by parthenolide contributes to inducing apoptosis of HeLa cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Biol Chem. 2016 May 6 ;291(19):10021-31. Epub 2016 Mar 21. PMID: 27002142 Abstract Title:  Targeting Thioredoxin Reductase by Parthenolide Contributes to Inducing Apoptosis of HeLa Cells. Abstract:  Parthenolide (PTL), a major active sesquiterpene lactone from the herbal plant Tanacetum parthenium, has been applied in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Although PTL demonstrates potent anticancer efficacy in numerous types of malignant cells, the cellular targets of PTL have not been well defined. We reported here that PTL interacts with both cytosolic thioredoxin reductase (TrxR1) and mitochondrial thioredoxin reductase (TrxR2), two ubiquitous selenocysteine-containing antioxidant enzymes, to elicit reactive oxygen species-mediated apoptosis in HeLa cells. PTL selectively targets the selenocysteine residue in TrxR1 to inhibit the enzyme function, and further shifts the enzyme to an NADPH oxidase to generate superoxide anions, leading to reactive oxygen species accumulation and oxidized thioredoxin. Under the conditions of inhibition of TrxRs in cells, PTL does not cause significant alteration of cellular thiol homeostasis, supporting selective target of TrxRs by PTL. Importantly, overexpression of functional TrxR1 or Trx1 confers protection, whereas knockdown of the enzymes sensitizes cells to PTL treatment. Targeting TrxRs by PTL thus discloses an unprecedented mechanism underlying the biological activity of PTL, and provides deep insights to understand the action of PTL in treatment of cancer.

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03:00

Vaccine Mandates: The Spite House Well All Have to Live In "IndyWatch Feed Health"

August 23, 2017 Today were doing something a little different. Jill Boman, a Facebook friend of mine, posted a comment linking spite houses and vaccine mandates, and it was so good I asked her to write us a blog on Continue reading

The post Vaccine Mandates: The Spite House Well All Have to Live In appeared first on The Thinking Moms' Revolution.

02:52

Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 31 Actors Playing Real People "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 

Dialect coach Erik Singer takes a look at idiolects, better known as the specific way one individual speaks. To best break down this concept, Erik analyzes some actors playing real people. Just how close was Jamie Foxxs Ray Charles? What about Cate Blanchetts portrayal of Bob Dylan? Is Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln accurate?

 

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02:48

The kids are not alright: Nasty notes, death threats & other troubling pieces of art done by kids "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Kids these days.
 
So first things firstIm a parent myself (terrifying, I know), and have seen my fair share of questionable illustrations done by my own kid. Everything he drew from a very young age was full of blood and guts, and as a bonafide ghoul myself...

02:47

Two Comics Artists Draw Their Ways Through Depression "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

From Nothing Lasts Forever (courtesy of Image Comics)

The trope of the tortured artist has long been held in popular culture; from Vincent Van Gogh to Virginia Woolf. A quick internet search finds a lengthy Wikipedia page devoted to creativity and mental illness, a 2003 cover story in the journal of the American Psychological Association on The Sylvia Plath Effect, and Christopher Zaras controversial book Tortured Artists. Recent political events, particularly shootings by and of those with a history of mental illness, have brought this issue into the wider political and cultural consciousness, making an otherwise rarely discussed private struggle something debated by politicians, police, and social activists.

Sunburning by Keiler Roberts (image courtesy of Koyama Press)

Against this fraught backdrop, two artists have produced accounts of their ongoing battles with depression and their careers as comic artists. In Sunburning, Keiler Roberts describes her life as a wife, mother, and artist in a series of witty vignettes illustrated with simple line drawings. In Nothing Lasts Forever, Sina Grace outlines the years after his first book, Self-Obsessed, was released, when he struggled to find and maintain romantic relationships and t...

02:44

Parthenolide exerts cytotoxic effects on breast cancer stem-like cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Cell Death Dis. 2016 Apr 14 ;7:e2194. Epub 2016 Apr 14. PMID: 27077810 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide and DMAPT exert cytotoxic effects on breast cancer stem-like cells by inducing oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and necrosis. Abstract:  Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) are aggressive forms of breast carcinoma associated with a high rate of recidivism. In this paper, we report the production of mammospheres from three lines of TNBC cells and demonstrate that both parthenolide (PN) and its soluble analog dimethylaminoparthenolide (DMAPT) suppressed this production and induced cytotoxic effects in breast cancer stem-like cells, derived from dissociation of mammospheres. In particular, the drugs exerted a remarkable inhibitory effect on viability of stem-like cells. Such an effect was suppressed by N-acetylcysteine, suggesting a role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in the cytotoxic effect. Instead z-VAD, a general inhibitor of caspase activity, was ineffective. Analysis of ROS generation, performed using fluorescent probes, showed that both the drugs stimulated in the first hours of treatment a very high production of hydrogen peroxide. This event was, at least in part, a consequence of activation of NADPH oxidases (NOXs), as it was reduced by apocynin and diphenylene iodinium, two inhibitors of NOXs. Moreover, both the drugs caused downregulation of Nrf2 (nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2), which is a critical regulator of the intracellular antioxidant response. Prolonging the treatment with PN or DMAPT we observed between 12 and 24h that the levels of both superoxide anion and hROS increased in concomitance with the downregulation of manganese superoxide dismutase and catalase. In addition, during this phase dissipation of mitochondrial membrane potential occurred together with necrosis of stem-like cells. Finally, our results suggested that the effect on ROS generation found in the first hours of treatment was, in part, responsible for the cytotoxic events observed in the successive phase. In conclusion, PN and DMAPT markedly inhibited viability of stem-like cells derived from three lines of TNBCs by inducing ROS generation, mitochondrial dysfunction and cell necrosis.

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02:43

Wednesday assorted links "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1. NYT reports on Shenyang.

2. On political anger (pdf).  And methods to limit violence at demonstrationsAnd Do black Americans have the courage and conviction to look the hateful monsters in the eye and offer a love so radical that it reminds them their hatred does not define them?

3. Users would be able to earn Karma Coins by meditating and teaching Buddhism. The coins could be spent within a special Buddhist community called the Lotos Network. Link here.

4. Millennials dont care about classic movies.

5. Gelato sushi > sushi gelato, or so it is claimed.  And the Neptune forecast is for diamond rain.

6. Receiving welfare does not seem to dis-incentivize future achievement.

7. Kevin Drum offers a rebuttal on market power, but he cedes the entire ground on mark-ups.  Concentration is up somewhat, but that is not the debate at hand.  Bookstores are an excellent example of where concentration has gone up, and real choice has gone up too.  Nor do I see a big problem with pricing (Amazon used anyone?), though of course the marginal cost of producing an extra book copy is pretty low and thus the measured mark-up should be high.  Pharma?  A given drug has falling mark-ups over time, for new drugs the price falls from i...

02:30

its bc you saw me making faces isnt it "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



















its bc you saw me making faces isnt it

02:30

Grandma to Offer Chicken as Vegan Option "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Local grandmother Dolores McComb is offering chicken as the cruelty-free option for tonights homemade meal, according to sources dreading the dinner.

McComb has reportedly been hypersensitive to providing meat alternatives for family dinners ever since her grandson, Mike Hillard, adopted a vegan lifestyle 15 years ago.

I suppose it all started one Fourth of July when he said he found some hard things in his hamburger, McComb said while seasoning the chicken. I tried to explain to him that thats life sometimes the hard parts end up being the best parts. But, hed already made up his mind.

McComb even shopped at a local farmers market instead of her usual grocer, The Beef Barn.

I had the oddest experience, McComb said. I went to this hippy-dippy market to pick out my chicken and watch the slaughter, just so I know it didnt suffer but all the meat was already prepackaged. I did learn that the chicken I bought was named Sandy, and that a little girl on the farm grew really close to the bird before it was slaughtered. She was very loved.

A recent study confirmed that most elderly people consider chicken, fish and cured meats viable vegan options.

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There seems a direct link between not living near a coast and not knowing what constitutes as an animal product, said Dr. Lisa Carroll, the head researcher of the three-month study. The landlocked elderly are most likely to serve you a vegan meal including skin or fur, and to struggle to comprehend why anyone would avoid cheese.

Knowing McComb is trying her best to accommodate his diet, Hillard admitted hes been shoving meat-filled napkins into his pockets for years to spare her feelings.

Every time I see her, she gives me these little handwritten recipes for veal marsala or turkey chili, Hillard said. I dont even put honey in my rooibos tea, and she expects me to eat a dead baby cow soaked in a marsala wine reduction? Im just glad her dog is...

02:30

Cryptocurrency Market cap Sets a New All-time High of Over $150bn "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Big things are happening in the cryptocurrency world as of late. With the Bitcoin price slowly picking up again, things are looking positive. As a result, the total cryptocurrency market cap has increased to $150bn for the first time. This new all-time high should not be ignored by any means, though. It is a big Continue reading Cryptocurrency Market cap Sets a New All-time High of Over $150bn

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02:30

How I Finally Found My Personal Style At Age 36 "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

As a blogger who writes about design, one of the questions Im asked the most is to define my personal style. Ive been asked to define it using only three words or if it was an animal or, my personal favorite, if it was a food! (I said ham sandwich for some reason.)

While this question is never asked with any maliciousness, its always felt like someone poking at a bruise I didnt want anyone to see. Because for a long time Ive felt like an impostor. My personal life looks different than the things I post about here at Design*Sponge. And that seems to really upset and unhinge some people and for a while, it unhinged me, too.

A few months ago I was having a discussion with someone in the comment section here where I mentioned that I dont own most of the things that we post. Not because I dont love or support those things (I do, deeply), but because I simply dont decorate in the exact same way I post online. This upset the commenter a lot and left me wondering if I really was betraying people for not being the living embodiment of the company I run online. It made me wonder, can I love a certain style and run a brand thats known for it without actually carrying it through to my real life?

After this exchange I thought back to all of the awkward exchanges Ive had with people at work events over the years. Some people seem to visibly wither when they realize that Im not dressed in head-to-toe pink, like a human cupcake. They actually say that sometimes. I imagined youd be in some sort of hot pink tutu, like a cupcake.

I understand that theres always a bit of a disconnect when you see someone or something in real life after being introduced to it online. Ive found myself saying things like, Oh, theyre so much taller in real life! or I didnt expect them to be so quiet! Its as if hearing, theyre exactly how I thought theyd be, would be the th...

02:28

First Of Its Kind Study Shows Undeniable Evidence Cannabis Can Cure Opioid Addiction "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Justin Gardner

As the opioid epidemic rages on, those professing to seek solutions are willfully ignoring one of the most promising treatments medical cannabis. When the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) was being debated in 2016, amendments to study medical cannabis were stripped out.

This happened despite studies showing that medical cannabis eases neuropathic pain, and the governments own National Institutes of Health stating, Medical marijuana products may have a role in reducing the use of opioids needed to control pain.

There were also studies showing that deaths from opioids plummet in states with legal cannabis, and that 80 percent of cannabis users give up prescription pills. A Feb. 2017 study confirmed that opioid dependence and overdoses dropped significantly in medical cannabis states.

In January 2017, the...

02:27

800-Year-Old Coffin Damaged After Museum Visitor Lifts Kid in for Photo "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

An 800-year-old stone coffin in a UK museum was damaged earlier this month when parents decided to lift their child into it to pose for a photo.

The Guardian reports that the ancient artifact was on display at the Prittlewell Priory Museum in Southend, Essex, on August 4th when the kid was lifted past the protective barrier and placed into the coffin. The coffin then fell off its stand, breaking a chunk out of it.

Security camera footage shows that the family quickly left the area without reporting the damage to museum staff, who discovered it and then found out what happened through recorded CCTV video.

The sandstone casket was an extremely rare piece that was discovered back in 1921 at the priory, which was founded in the 13th century. While damage to such an artifact cannot be fully fixed, its estimated that the necessary repairs will only cost less than 100.

The coffin prior to the incident. The family caused more damage to an already damaged section of the coffin.

The care of our collections is of paramount importance to us and this isolated incident has been upsetting for the museums service, whose staff strive to protect Southends heritage within our historic sites, museum conservator Claire Reed tells the Press Association. You can put all the risk assessments in place but you really dont expect people to try to get into the artefacts.

Due to the actions of the careless family, future museum-goers wont have as nice of a view of the coffin: the museum is planning to fully enclose the coffin now to prevent any future damage.


Image credits: Photographs by the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

02:23

3 Reasons Juicing Doesnt Work. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Juices and smoothies tend to appear healthy on the outside, but may not be so healthy for your insides.

02:19

65% of Americans think Spanking Children is Fine, but Does it Leave a Mark? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I have traced the reason for this fear of boredom to my childhood. My father was a minister and I had to sit still in

02:17

Parthenolide induces apoptosis and autophagy-mediated growth inhibition in HeLa cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biotechnol Lett. 2016 Aug ;38(8):1251-60. Epub 2016 Apr 21. PMID: 27099069 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide induces apoptosis and autophagy through the suppression of PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in cervical cancer. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of parthenolide on apoptosis and autophagy and to study the role of the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in cervical cancer.RESULTS: Parthenolide inhibits HeLa cell viability in a dose dependent-manner and was confirmed by MTT assay. Parthenolide (6 M) induces mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis and autophagy by activation of caspase-3, upregulation of Bax, Beclin-1, ATG5, ATG3 and down-regulation of Bcl-2 and mTOR. Parthenolide also inhibits PI3K and Akt expression through activation of PTEN expression. Moreover, parthenolide induces generation of reactive oxygen species that leads to the loss of mitochondrial membrane potential.CONCLUSION: Parthenolide induces apoptosis and autophagy-mediated growth inhibition in HeLa cells by suppressing the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway and mitochondrial membrane depolarization and ROS generation. Parthenolide may be a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment of cervical cancer.

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02:12

9 Natural Arthritis Remedies "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Adonia Dennis, Natural Blaze

Arthritis is a disease that can cause severely painful symptoms in joints throughout the entire body. According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 50 million American adults have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, which accounts for more than 20% of all people of the age of 18 in the United States. In addition to these statistics, at least 300,000 children in the country have some form of arthritis or a rheumatic disease.

This particular disease is the primary cause of disability in the United States and many other countries in the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the most common types of arthritis diagnosed in the United States include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, with gout, fibromyalgia, and lupus also being fairly common.

While the majority of arthritis types are not curable diseases, the symptoms they cause can be controlled, and the progression of the diseases can be slowed down with appropriate treatment options.

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02:10

Bitcoin Price Watch; Trading The Recovery "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

We have come to the end of the day in our bitcoin price trading efforts out of Europe and its time to take stock of how things played out during the session in an attempt to formulate a strategy that we can carry forward into the session this evening. Any readers that caught this mornings Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Trading The Recovery

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02:10

Mid-market tabloids clamour for tragic re-death of Diana "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Tabloid newspaper editors have begged the Royal Family for another tragic death of Princess Diana. One tabloid editor said: The 20th anniversary of her first death will soon reach a huge climax, as she herself did with assorted surgeons, military men and polo players. Now is the time to remember her life by having her die in mysterious circumstances all over again in an episode that shocked the world and sold millions of newspapers, books and documentaries featuring a bikini-clad princess staring moodily across the deck of a billionaires yacht.

This has nothing to do with the slow and agonising death of the tabloid newspaper industry. Its the only way to bring Britain together again, after the pain and anxiety linked to Brexit. Only this time round Di will die where she belonged. In a British tunnel, chased by British paparazzi on British motor bikes after being followed by a mysterious British saloon car, possibly a Ford Escort. It would also lift the spirits of the Duke of Edinburgh, who will have the perfect alibi this time round.

But one doctor has pointed out that the scheme might be impractical. Writing in another mid market tabloid, the doctor, who usually writes about breast implants and bedroom antics explained: Death for most people is a once in a lifetime experience, so it might well be hard for Di to re-die without some significant scientific advances, that are unlikely to happen in the next couple of days, despite this papers massive donations to medical science.

But another tabloid editor called the doctors view a mere detail citing the re-death of an obscure religious figure of almost equal popularity to Di some 2000 years ago, which went on to spark huge interest round the world, prompting a book that nearly sold as many copies as Di a life in swimwear. The editor went on to argue: The Royal Family rules by divine right bestowed by none other than God himself. So a word in his ear from the Queen, explaining how the once mighty tabloid industry is on its last legs and only he can save it, might just do the trick!

02:10

The dramatic moment 200 ISIS militants were annihilated by Russian air strikes "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

"Russia has intensified air campaigns in Syria to help President Bashar Assad's forces drive out ISIS from Syria. Terror group now has a stronghold in the city of Deir el-Zour in the east of the country and is being bombarded. Officials in Russia estimate around 800 militants across Syria have been killed in the month of August alone. Jets, under orders of the Kremlin, are now making up to 70 flights a day to target militants heading for the city."

Good to see progress in destruction of the terrorist army in Syria.

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02:09

Aloha "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I've been looking for an online off grid community, but I'm not sure if this is the right one for me. If along the way someone knows of one that might be a better fit, I would welcome that information.

I own 1/3 acre on the island of Hawaii. My cabin is one room, wood construction with a metal roof designed for rainwater collection. The only thing I'm literally connected to is the cable from Spectrum.
Because I live on a volcano, there are infrastructure issues that are difficult due to...

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02:09

TODAY: last day to save on conference hotel room "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Today, August 23rd, is the last day to book your hotel room for the the 6th Citizens Conference on Fluoride at a significantly discounted rate!

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The hotel is terrific and each room has WiFi.  Its located in a safe area with several restaurants close-by.  Its also close to the Washington DCA airport where there is a free hotel shuttle bus, and its just a few quick metro (subway) stops from Union Station in Washington, D.C. see more on our conference Overview page.

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02:06

Parthenolide ameliorates diabetes-induced behavioural deficit, neurotransmitter imbalance and neuroinflammation in type 2 diabetes rat model. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Neuromolecular Med. 2017 Mar ;19(1):101-112. Epub 2016 Aug 23. PMID: 27553015 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide, an NF-B Inhibitor Ameliorates Diabetes-Induced Behavioural Deficit, Neurotransmitter Imbalance and Neuroinflammation in Type 2 Diabetes Rat Model. Abstract:  Diabetes is associated with behavioural and neurochemical alterations. In this manuscript, we are reporting the beneficial effects of parthenolide, an NF-B inhibitor on behavioural and neurochemical deficits in type 2 diabetic rat model. Diabetes was induced by high-fat diet followed by low dose of streptozotocin (35 mg/kg). Elevated plus maze, open-field, MWM and passive avoidance test paradigm were used to assess behavioural and cognitive deficits. Three-week treatment of parthenolide (0.25 and 0.50 mg/kg; i.p.) attenuated diabetes-induced alteration in cognitive function in Morris water maze and passive avoidance test. Anxiety-like behaviour was also reduced by parthenolide treatment. Moreover, TNF- and IL-6 levels were significantly decreased in cortex and hippocampus of parthenolide-treated rats. Three-week parthenolide treatment also toned down the alteration of GABA and glutamate homoeostasis. Results of this study corroborate the involvement of neuroinflammation in the development of behavioural and neurochemical deficits indiabetic animals and point towards the therapeutic potential of parthenolide in diabetes-induced alteration of learning, memory and anxiety behaviour.

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02:04

Chinas Largest Conglomerate Invests in Blockchain Startup Onchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

One of Chinas most active investors has contributed 100 percent to a funding round by Blockchain startup Onchain.

02:04

How To Score A Design Job Youll Actually Love "IndyWatch Feed Education"

8 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Interviewing

Having been a full-time designer for a few years (plus some time doing freelancing) and after conversing with many fellow designers, I now fully grasp what it takes to land a design job. My experience with finding a job was not perfect. Now I know some of the mistakes I made are more common that I thought.

Its funny how when life isnt going your way, you feel you must be the only one struggling with it. But if you step outside of your bubble, youll realize that your situation is a lot more common than you think.

Design work is competitive. Nobody really talks about how hard it is to get a job, because, frankly, it can be embarrassing to talk about being unemployed or rejected. I have learned from my mistakes. I think you can too. So, let me set up this story for you.

Youre almost done with school. Youre starry-eyed, excited, and probably not prepared for the reality of landing your first design job. You chose graphic design (or something related) as your major because youre creative and its fun! Its way more fun than crunching numbers like your friends who majored in finance or biology. So, its time to start the job search.

And then you experience a rude awakening.

If you are anything like me, you are excited to finish school and motivated to get hired for your first job. At school, they taught you about the fun and exciting things you can do with design. Now youre ready to put your new-found skills to the test!

Then that excitement and motivation slowly wanes as you go through your job search. Countless applications are filed, interviews are had, and then the waiting game starts. Now you are waiting for your hard work to pay off. I went through this, and many other designers have too. Theres always a few that get lucky with an internship that turns into a full-time job or score a job through connection. But for this article, we will forget about those lucky people.

Or maybe you were one of those lucky people. But the job didnt pan out, and now youre back at square one, six months later. You dont have enough experience, so youre in the same boat as the new grads looking for work.

Receiving a rejection for a jobor worse, not hearing back from the company after an interviewcan be soul crushing. When I was at my wits end, after I had filled out over 200 applications, I wish someone gave me the advice that I am giving you: brighten your spirits and bring your expectations back down to earth. Here goes:

1. Confidence. is. key.

The interviewing process is very intimidating. I dont care if you are the...

01:55

Florida Teen Suffers Debilitating Narcolepsy "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Ruth Hamper: If he goes down, we need to get to him right away to keep him safe. A Florida teenager has been diagnosed with a rare disease that causes him to fall asleep for...

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01:55

NASAs Best Photos of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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Composite image, made from 4 frames, showing the International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second during a partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 from Northern Cascades National Park in Washington. (Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

The spectacular total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 was witnessed by millions in the United States. But perhaps no one appreciates the rare phenomenon more than the scientists, researchers, and astronauts of NASA. In anticipation of the event, which hadn't occurred for 99 years, the organization even set up a special Eclipse 2017 website.

NASA is known for its ability to capture incredible images of the solar system, whether they're detailed images of Jupiter taken with the JunoCam or fly by photographs of Pluto. So, it's only fitting that they were able to get some interesting photographs of the 2017 total solar eclipse. Whether taken from outer space or planet Earth, NASA is publishing its best photographs to Flickr. How else could you see the moon's shadow passing over the planet?

And the fun doesn't end there. NASA is collecting total eclipse photos in a special Flickr group open to the public. This effort to engage the public in all things space related is common to organization, as it continues to encourage interest in astronomy.

Let's take a look at some of the best NASA imagery of the 2017 total eclipse, a memorable moment in history.

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01:52

Qvolta Aiming to Break Exchange Monopoly "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Banks control the money, just like exchanges control cryptocurrencies, but crypto can be exchanged outside this monopoly

01:47

7 Beautiful Ways to Spread Love in the Face of Hate. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We can get bogged down by the negativity surrounding us. It's everywherein the news, in traffic, in our own hearts and minds. Or, we can choose to embrace love and to share it.

01:40

Sign the Statement to Defend Kratom "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dave Herman
Chairman, American Kratom Association

On August 31, 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) rocked the kratom world with their now infamous Notice of Intent for Emergency Scheduling of kratom as a Schedule I controlled substance.

That was truly the day that the federal government declared war on kratom and war on every one of us who believe that consumers should have the freedom to make their own decisions about how to manage their health and well-being.

But the truth is, the DEA and the FDA picked a fight with people who were unwilling to be trampled upon by the unfair and arbitrary criminalization of kratom and of the basic freedoms we have every right to enjoy.

The attempt to schedule kratom ignited a grassroots movement that continues to this very day, and I am pleased to report that we are growing stronger and stronger in our continued fight against the demonization of kratom by these federal bureaucrats.

On August 31, 2017, I intend to deliver a statement to the Presidential Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis asking the government to recognize the numerous studies that show kratom can be used as an alternative pain management option, but kratom can also be a potentially effective Reverse-Gateway out of opioid addiction.

I am hoping that you will sign up to be an official co-signer on the American Kratom Association Statement to the Opioid Commission.

Please click on the link below and review the Statement to the Commission.  If you agree with the Statement, and I hope you will, then I need you to add your name as an official co-signer of the statement.

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01:39

Our Economic Future is Revealed in the Past "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Our Economic Future is Revealed in the Past by Rory The Daily Coin While this interview is approximately 2 years old the information is relevant to understanding Chinas role in regards to the unfolding cryptocurrency menace. Please understand we...

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01:36

Convincing Banks Not to Fund Oil Pipelines "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Nationwide Indigenous-led campaign is putting pressure on financial institutions to defund four proposed tar sands pipelines

01:34

Awan pretended to be his wife when requesting a loan from the Congressional Federal Credit Union and got it! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Awan pretended to be his wife when requesting a loan from the Congressional Federal Credit Union and got it! He had the credit union wire $165,000 to PAKISTAN no questions asked.
Andrew McCarthy at National Review reported:

Bank fraud was the stated charge on which Awan was arrested at Dulles Airport this week, just as he was trying to flee the United States for Pakistan, via Qatar. That is the same route taken by Awans wife, Hina Alvi, in March, when she suddenly fled the country, with three young daughters she yanked out of school, mega-luggage, and $12,400 in cash.

By then, the proceeds of the fraudulent $165,000 loan theyd gotten from the Congressional Federal Credit Union had been sent ahead. It was part of a $283,000 transfer that Awan managed to wire from Capitol Hill. He pulled it off hilariously, if infuriatingly by pretending to be his wife in a phone call with the credit union. Told that his proffered reason for the transfer (funeral arrangements) wouldnt fly, Mrs. Awan promptly repurposed: Now she was buying property. Asking no more questions, the credit union wired the money . . . to Pakistan.

Congressional-staff salaries are modest, in the $40,000 range. For some reason, Awan was paid about four times as much. He also managed to get his wife, Alvi, on the House payroll . . . then his brother, Abid Awan . . . then Abids wife, Natalia Sova. The youngest of the clan, Awans brother Jamal, came on board in 2014 the then-20-year-old commanding an annual salary of $160,000. A few of these arrangements appear to have been sinecures: While some Awans were rarely seen around the office, we now know they were engaged in extensive financial shenanigans away from the Capitol.

01:33

How to Shoot a Dancer Coming Out of a Wall Mirror "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Los Angeles-based photographer Daniel DeArco recently shot a series of inverted room photos of a dancer and a mirror on a wall. To turn the idea into reality, DeArco and his team spent days building a sideways room.

Heres a 3D rendering showing the set that was built:

A standing pool of water on the ground was the mirror on the wall, and the sidewall had furniture fixed to it to serve as the ground in the photo.

The team spent 5 days building the set but ended up having only 2 hours to shoot on it. Here are some photos DeArco captured over 90 minutes:

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01:32

Yes, Nancy Pelosis dad helped dedicate a statue to Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

At the dedication, he said, Today, with our nation beset by subversive groups and propaganda which seeks to destroy our national unity, we can look for inspiration to the lives of Lee and Jackson to remind us to be resolute and determined in preserving our sacred institutions.

According to the Baltimore Sun, The Lee-Jackson statue was erected in 1948 after a $100,000 donation from Baltimorean J. Henry Ferguson. Fergusons father was a friend of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Many believe that the statues erected during this time were to push back on the growing Civil Rights movement.

Baltimores current Mayor Catherine Pugh decided to remove this monument and others on Tuesday.

Pelosi has called for the removal of all confederate-linked statues in the Capitol Building, but has yet to denounce her fathers support for Lee and Jackson nor has she condemned the racist roots of the Democratic Party. She also did not remove the statues when she was Speaker of the House.

Heres the clip from Fox yesterday:

http://redalertpolitics.com/2017/08/22/yes-nancy-pelosis-dad-helped-dedicate-statue-robert-e-lee-stonewall-jackson/

01:30

Former MD Anderson researcher objects to retraction of his paper "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A cell biology journal has retracted a 2016 paper after an investigation revealed that the corresponding author failed to include two co-authors and acknowledge the funding source. According to the retraction notice, the Journal of Cellular Physiology retracted the paper after the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center found that last author Jin Wang []

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01:30

Leadership Skills for the Future of Work "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Coursera for Business is hosting a webinar, Leadership Skills for the Future of Work, on Thursday, September 7th at 10 am PST.

The world of work is rapidly changing due to technology, globalization, and a new generation of workers. In this changing landscape, the ability to identify and develop capable leaders will be key to business success. However, companies are struggling to see what lies ahead and to help potential leaders develop the skills they will need.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • What are soft skills, and which ones are in demand for future leaders
  • Where can L&D leaders find corporate learning programs for leadership development
  • How to measure the ROI of soft skills training

 

Register here to learn about the latest trends in leadership skills.
If youre interested in Coursera for Business, please contact us.

 

 

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01:30

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - The Shire "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



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01:29

Whitneys Dining Room Tour "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Hey friends!  Happy Wednesday! Today we are walking through my dining room.  I will be linking to the plans for projects below, as well as any links I have for products!  Before that, be sure to check out the YouTube room tour video HERE or by clicking below! FREE PLANS DIY Sideboard DIY Floating Shelves {...Read More...}

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01:28

How to Read Crochet Charts: A Flower Motif "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

 
 
 
 
A new how to read crochet charts guys! This one's taken from pinterest. Sharpen your hooks!
 
For the motif I used sport yarn (5 colors) and 1.9mm hook.
 
Pattern reads as follows:
 
Ch 4 and sl st in 1st ch to make a ring.
 
Round 1: Sc 8 in ring. Ch5 (3 as the 1st dc and 2 for the chain), dc1, ch2. Repeat the pattern in bold 6 times.

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01:19

Congressional Candidate Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations for 2018 Election "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A candidate for the US Congress in upstate New York has begun accepting donations in bitcoin.

01:14

Want to Be Better Prepared? Find Some Prepper Friends "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Weve all heard about Jim Rohn, the motivational speaker and business philosopher who said that we are the average of the five people with whom we spend the most time.  Read the rest

The post Want to Be Better Prepared? Find Some Prepper Friends appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

01:08

The One Question that Shuts Down Mom Guilt. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The mother-martyr role is so deeply ingrained that I cant always see clearly, and thats the crack the guilt slips in through.

01:07

This Street Artist is Painting Fake Shadows and Making People Do Double Takes "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 

If youre staring at your phone youll probably miss them. I mean shadows are everywhere, do you really pay that much attention to them? Artist Damon Belanger was recently commissioned by the business owners of downtown Redwood City, California to inject a little life into the downtown core.

So Belanger, a graphic artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay area, painted 23 shadow artworks all around downtown. Theres no rhyme or reason for their locations, no explanation for who or what the characters are. But if you happen to notice them, youll surely do a double take and maybe scratch your head when you realize something isnt right.

The project was recently selected as a Merit Winner at the...

01:06

Navajo Nation Mourns the Death of Senior Police Officer Nelson Martin "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Senior Police Officer Nelson Martin served the Kayenta Police Department from 2002.

Published August 23, 2017

KAYENTA, ARIZONA The Navajo Nation mourns the passing of Senior Police Officer Nelson Martin who died in an off-duty automobile accident on Aug. 21. Martin was a valued member of the Kayenta Police Department and his loss is a shock to the community and the Navajo Nation as a whole.

For one to lose his life in the way Officer Nelson Martin did is tragic and something we want to avoid as much as possible, President Russell Begaye said. We offer our condolences to the family and we know that not only you, but the community and the Nation will miss him greatly.

As a member of the strategic reaction team and as a school resource officer, Martin worked in collaboration with the Kayenta Unified School District to provide security, prevent crime, and create a safe environment for our schoolchildren.

The brave group of men and women in law enforcement undertake the tremendous challenge of serving and protecting the public, Vice President Jonathan Nez said. Thank you to all of our police officers for their service. Thank you, Officer Martin.

Martin will be remembered as a kind and thoughtful man with a wonderful sense of humor. He was well-respected in the community and within his department where he worked since 2002. His presence will surely be missed.

Funeral services were held on the evening of Aug. 22 at the Monument Valley Welcome Center in Goulding, Utah.

In speaking to the family, friends and loved ones of Officer Martin, Navajo Nation Chief of Police Phillip Francisco said, During the time of mourning, know that we are with you. The upcoming future will test Officer Martins family and our Department. We ask for your prayers and support as we navigate this difficult time.

 

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01:05

My account of the Total Eclipse of August 21, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

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It was very hot. We found a country cemetery (Ingram Hill Cemetery, outside Harrisburg IL) on a hill at the last minute. It had shade trees as well as open spaces, and a beautiful view. The great hills of Shawnee National Forest rose in the distance. A huge storm cloud hovered in the east. Wed been anxious that morning about clouds; the radar showed scattered rainstorms. There were other clouds around the horizon, but over our cemetery was all clear.

The eclipse was in progress by the time we got there. We wouldnt have guessed; it was bright and hot. My weather app said feels like 104F. Just sitting in ____s non-air-conditioned car was exhausting enough for me to break open my emergency electrolyte drink. We sat under a tree and walked out from time to time to gaze at the eclipse-in-progress with our Schnucks mylar-and-cardboard glasses. I pressed mine over my sunglasses and saw a fat crescent gradually get slimmer.

After a while everything looked the same, except I could take off my sunglasses. There was a puzzling, is it getting dimmer? I cant tell period. Then we could tell: it was getting dimmer. Soon the quality of light was similar to late in the day, except it was coming from directly overhead. The shadows werent long, as youd expect. The crescent was very slim now. We marveled at how bright the sun still was in spite of being mostly covered.

My eyes felt confused, like my irises were twitching open and closed trying to find the right level. The light was from overhead, but got dimmer and dimmer. ____ said it was like moonlight, only warmer and brighter.

Then, suddenly, it got dark. Not very dark, not night-time dark; just-after-sunset dark. The clouds on the horizon glowed pink and orange. Overhead was dark blue. We couldnt see any stars or planets, whether because our eyes hadnt adjusted, or because a mid-day eclipse with the sun at its zenith doesnt darken the sky enough, we still dont know. The corona was exactly like the pictures, except brighter. It was white-hot bright. The moon was a black disc. It looked like an eye in the sky.

Per other accounts, I kept saying oh my god as I looked around the
darkened landscape with a sunset directly overhead. Listening to myself I sounded like I was having sex for the first time.

Every day I unconsciously (and occasionally consciously) orient myself to the rays of the sun. Its like sensing gravity: gravity is always down, whether youre consciously paying attention or not. Sunlight is always coming from the sun, its qualities strength, color, direc...

00:53

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Dying Wish "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



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00:50

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.  Proverbs 16:19 (KJV)

00:47

Scientific Literacy Leads to More Politically Polarized Opinions on Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest post by David Middleton Individuals with greater science literacy and education have more polarized beliefs on controversial science topics Caitlin Drummonda,1 and Baruch Fischhoffb,c Author Affiliations Edited by Roger E. Kasperson, Clark University, Worcester, MA, and approved July 19, 2017 (received for review March 23, 2017) Significance Public opinion toward some science and technology issues

00:46

Bitwala: We Will Not Fork Away from Bitcoin Version Core Supports "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitwala has released its stance on the upcoming SegWit2x hard fork in response to customer demand.

00:45

Some Thoughts About Conferences "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Editors note: for personal and family reasons the author has chosen to publish under a pen name. 

It might sound strange, as I still get told a lot how young I seem to be, but Im fed up with attending conferences. At each of them we talk and analyze psychiatry as if we have to justify to ourselves that were standing on the right side, or as if were waiting for someone to give us the right to do what we do. We repeat again and again whats wrong with psychiatry, how we need different forms of support, that a social change is needed, etc. From conference to conference I keep asking myself, why all this?

Without judging the motivation of people presenting and speaking at conferences and without forgetting that ex-users of psychiatry are still struggling to be heard and conferences are there to give voice to those with lived experience Id like to ask the question: can we achieve more with these conferences than generating knowledge and touching peoples hearts?

Why is it important to ask such a question? It is important because we are judging a miserable situation in society. We should therefore ask ourselves if our kind of disputation, which is mainly critical and analytical, fits with the judged grievance. In other words: are we preparing the ground for change or are we marking time?

We all know whats going wrong in psychiatry and what should be changed. Weve known for decades. Thats the reason I dont think well make much difference with further analyses of this kind. What we need is to work out strategies for how to use our critique to change and abolish psychiatry. We need to analyze where the cracks in psychiatry are, and take action with our critique at exactly those points to knock over the monopoly on truth that psychiatry has had. We need to sit with each other and discuss how we can build up places to support each other and be who we are, no matter what anyone else is saying about who and what we are. Reaching out for more people to join our movement is quite important, but it feels secondary to me. It feels more urgent to ask: where and when will we start to attack?

This step away from defense to attack takes a lot of courage and strength. We have to pit oursel...

00:45

Alexander Girard, the Designer Who Made American Modernism Less Sterile "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Detail of installation from Alexander Girard: A Designers Universe at the Cranbrook Art Museum (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

Alexander Girard, Wooden dolls (1952), four of 23 different models)

Girards work was prescient, mitigating the stark sterility of American Modernism with the introduction of bold color, materials that are at turns earthy and futuristic, and the quotidian aesthetics inherent to folk art. Items from Girard and his wifes prodigious international collection of folk art are on display, enabling visitors to make some straight-line connections between Girards points of inspiration and his output as an architectural, interior, and textile designer.

Born in New York, he spent most of his upbringing in Florence, Italy, and trained as an architect in London. However, it was during the years he spe...

00:44

Im a White MomThat is my Privilege. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I am privileged because as I sit here today---writing these words to share with all of you in the hopes that it will shed some light on what white privilege looks like---I cant help but wonder if I am

00:40

Dazzling movie posters from the golden age of adult cinema "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Motorpsycho, 1965
 
The urge to observe the sex act is probably an un-displaceable mainstay in the human animal, and the 1960s, ushering in revolutions in so many different arenas, also featured a noticeable mainstreaming of the X-rated movie. Interest in sexual subjects was brewing in the period just prior to that, for sure....

00:39

How To Preserve Your Herbs "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

If you have never considered growing your own herbs then you should. The quality, price, ease of growing, and sheer quantity of herbs you can grow make it very lucrative for anyone that likes to cook or make their own medicines. Some herbs are more delicate and harder to preserve. Backdoor Survival has put together. . . Read More

00:37

Parthenolide reduces gene transcription of prosurvival mediators in U937 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Exp Oncol. 2017 03 ;39(1):30-35. PMID: 28361855 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide reduces gene transcription of prosurvival mediators in U937 cells. Abstract:  : In acute myeloid leukemia (AML) the functional abnormalities of osteopontin (OPN), NF-kB, PI3K/AKT/mTOR/PTEN pathway or-catenin have been considered.AIM: To analyze the response of U937 cells to parthenolide (PTL) through the involvement of expression of OPN protein, RelB, AKT1, mTOR, PTEN and-catenin genes.MATERIALS AND METHODS: The U937 cells were treated with PTL at concentrations of 4M (IC25) or 6 M (IC50) and with OPN siRNA for MTT assay and colony forming assay. Western blot analysis using antibodies against OPN was performed with lysates of PTL-treated cells. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed using primers for OPN siRNA, RelB, AKT1, mTOR, PTENand -catenin.RESULTS: PTL reduces OPN protein level and down-regulates RelB mRNA in U937 cell line. Suppression of OPN with siRNA increases the cytotoxic effects of PTL. Also, mRNA expression of AKT1, mTOR, PTEN, and-catenin decreases with PTL or OPN siRNA.CONCLUSION: Sensitivity of U937 cells to PTL can be associated with the reduction in expression of prosurvival mediators.

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00:35

How to Try Out Infrared Photography Without Modifying Your Camera "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Digital cameras usually have infrared filters on the sensor that work to block out almost all of the infrared information reaching it. To shoot infrared photos, photographers often have their camera converted to capture infrared light by removing this filter, but in turn the camera loses its ability to capture normal images. If youd like to dabble with IR photography, theres an easier alternative.

If youre new to the world of infrared photography, altering a camera and restricting it to one narrow genre is probably not an attractive prospect. After all, what if you decide its not for you?

In the 12-minute video above from e6 Vlogs, learn about the alternative way to try it out: by using specialized filters.

These filters screw onto the end of your lens and block all visible wavelengths of light. The small amount of infrared light that does manage to reach the sensor, despite the blocking filters, is then the only light available. Consequently, this means using very long exposures to create an image, but its a cheaper alternative than making a camera sacrifice.

Remember, if you do this youll need to compose and focus your shot before putting on the filter, otherwise youll just see a black screen. Some cameras offer a Live View boost mode that brightens it up enough, but not all do.

(via e6 Vlogs via Fstoppers)

00:32

LAToken Raised $8,5 Million Within the First Day of Public Token Sale "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

London, August 23, 2017 LAToken, the first tokenized assets platform, has successfully raised $8,5 million during the first day of its public token sale, which means the 1st Round of our ICO is 85% completed. LAToken is a blockchain platform that tokenizes and makes tradeable assets ranging from equity and debt to real estate Continue reading LAToken Raised $8,5 Million Within the First Day of Public Token Sale

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00:31

Cryogenically Frozen Organisms Brought Back to Life by Scientists "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Rhonda Johansson
The answer to the age-long question of whether life could be reanimated after deep-freeze has finally been answered. Yes, say scientists who were able to wake up zebrafish embryos from their cryogenic states by using gold nanorods to help with the warming process. So far, only 10 percent of the injected embryos were seen to be viable, but this is still a dramatic improvement from the complete failure to revive any sort of cell; a disappointment which has plagued researchers for more than six decades.
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00:30

Detailed Graphite Hair Drawings by Hong Chun Zhang "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Chinese artist Hong Chun Zhang creates graphite drawings that replace everyday materials with ribbons, sheets, or swirls of shiny black hair. The works, titled Hairy Objects, are intended to be humorous while also a bit unsettling, allowing the beauty of hair to also repulse the audience when caught emerging from the spine of a book or the spout of a bathroom sink.

The surreal drawings also focus on her cultural identity, especially connections with her family in China, and her identity as a woman and sister. The hair represents a powerful life force, imbuing each piece with an aspect of herself.

In addition to graphite drawings, Zhang also creates ink paintings in the traditional Chinese fine style which requires applying ink from lighter to darker shades through eight successive layers. The technique is very realistic and time consuming, requiring years of specialized training. Hong studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing for four years, as well as learned from her parents who had a strong influence on her artistic style at a young age.

In addition to getting her BFA in Chinese painting from CAFA, Zhang received her MFA at the University of California, Davis. She currently lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas.

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00:30

Design from A to Z: T is for Tulip "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Design from A to Z: T is for Tulip on Design*Sponge

One of the most beloved dining sets was made to untangle the mess of legs underneath tables and chairs by a mid-century design visionary who changed the landscape of home furnishings. Eero Saarinen approached furniture design as an artist creating a sculpture, with fluid shapes and curvilinear forms. He built function with beauty and gave new form to the industry by pushing the boundaries of what furniture was supposed to look like and not just tables and chairs, Saarinen studied structures large and small. In the development of the Tulip chair and pedestal table, he considered how the round form lends itself to more intimate conversation, how our legs fill the negative space underneath the surface and how often we shuffle around in our seats or cross our legs, shifting balance. His iterative prototyping process attempted to understand human behavior by testing how furniture would be used and how it would look within a space, ultimately developing timeless and adored pieces that have stood the test of over half a century of use in our homes and workspaces.

Today, were celebrating the Tulip as one of the most recognizable icons of mid-century modernism, designed to add clarity and value to our daily lives. Bethany

00:30

Whats a Scientifically-Proven Way to Improve Your Ability to Learn? Get Out and Exercise "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Wikimedia Commons Image by the U.S. Navy

The benefit, nay necessity, of physical exercise is undeniable. The medical community has identified sedentary lifestyles as an epidemic, sometimes called sitting disease (or as people like to say, sitting is the new smoking). Prolonged sitting has been established as a cause of all sorts of chronic illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, and even certain cancers. Combine this problem with the steady stream of processed foods in more and more diets and we have a full-blown public health crisis on our hands that requires some serious intervention on the part of doctors, dieticians, physical therapists, and scientists.

And as more and more researchers are finding out, a poor diet and lack of exercise can also have seriously harmful effects on the brain. Conversely, as a recent University of California study shows, exercise boosts brain function; it enhances learning and memory, improves executive function and counteracts mental decline. To put the theory of enhanced learning to the test,...

00:30

Astonishment as new US whiskey made using modern methods "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A US drinks manufacturer recently caused astonishment by announcing that they intend to make their new brand of whiskey using the latest modern methods.

In accordance with standard industry practice, their advertising agency had already put together a campaign detailing the small town in the deep south where its supposedly made in a way that aint done changed none since the 1850s, which unfortunately didnt go down well with the brand director.

Why would we still make whiskey the way people did then, as if the last 150 years of science never happened? Are we gonna deliver it by horse and cart too? Maybe with someone riding shotgun in case of injun attack?

And what the f*ck is all this down-home, cornbread-eatin, good ol boy shit? Should we just go the whole hog and put the Confederate flag on the label? And some pointy white hoods? And maybe make it in a town with lynch in the name?

Unfortunately, early indications are that the public havent taken to either the unconventional branding or the product itself, and the company may be forced to rethink their modern advertising campaign and replace their high quality whiskey with one that tastes like cough syrup.

YaBasta

00:25

Parthenolide may be a promising component for bone regeneration in periodontitis treatment. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2017 Aug 22. Epub 2017 Aug 22. PMID: 28829282 Abstract Title:  Parthenolide Promotes Differentiation of Osteoblasts Through the Wnt/-Catenin Signaling Pathway in Inflammatory Environments. Abstract:  Periodontitis is a progressive inflammatory disease initiated by bacterial biofilm adhering to the tooth surface. If left untreated, periodontitis may lead to tooth loss and destruction of the alveolar bone. Regaining the lost alveolar bone is a clinical challenge because of the limited differentiation ability of osteoblasts in inflammatory environments. We have previously shown the anti-inflammatory and antiosteoclastogenic activities of parthenolide (PTL) in human periodontal ligament-derived cells by inhibiting nuclear factor kappa B (NF-B) signaling, indicating its potential for periodontitis treatment. In this study, we further examined whether PTL could stimulate differentiation of osteoblasts from human alveolar bone in inflammatory conditions and investigated the involvement of the Wnt/-catenin signaling pathway during thisprocess. The results showed that PTL significantly stimulated alkaline phosphatase activity, mineralization nodule formation, and osteogenesis-related gene/protein expression of osteoblasts under the stimulation of tumor necrosis factor- (TNF-). In addition, PTL inhibited the NF-B/p50 pathwayand resisted the inhibition of Wnt/-catenin signaling induced by TNF-. Our results indicate that the stimulatory effect of PTL on the differentiation of osteoblasts in inflammatory environments may involve the activation of the Wnt/-catenin signaling pathway, and PTL may be a promising component for bone regeneration in periodontitis treatment.

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00:17

Visual Sounds of the Amazon: Digital Lifeforms that Respond to Audio Recorded in the Amazon Rainforest "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Australian artist Andy Thomas (previously here and here) presents his first installment of Visual Sounds of the Amazon, a responsive artwork that alters its visual shape based on audio Thomas collected from the Amazon rainforest. The animation sequence is one that can hardly be described, as bright bursts of light escape a tangle of blue and yellow helixes each time a bird squeaks, with similarly colored balls orbiting the digitally-composed mass.

Previously Thomas has made responsive artworks to other flora and fauna, specifically using recordings created in Australia and the Netherlands. This particular iteration will be screened at Render, a festival of animated hybridizations in Lima, Peru. You can view/listen to more of his otherworldly and adaptive video work on his website.

00:15

Illustrator Turns Her Beautiful Line Drawings into Charming Tattoos "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Illustrative Tattoos Sollefe Black Ink Tattoo

Citing illustration as her predominant passion, Mexico City-based artist Sollefe embraces the art form regardless of whether the final result is static or moving, whether it is large or small, whether it is personal or commercial. This versatile approach to the practice culminates in an eclectic portfolio, including drawings, graphic design, animation, and, most fascinatingly, a collection of charming tattoos.

Ranging in subject from delicate flora and fauna to quirky anatomical drawings, each distinctive tattoo is inspired by Sollefe's own illustrations. Much like the original drawings themselves, the tattoos are rendered only in black ink, accentuating the details' subtlety and the forms' simplicity. Similarly, the artist employs traditionally illustrative techniques when creating each work of body art, including dappled shading, an emphasis on the contrast between dark and light, and an interest in stylized subjects.

Unlike many tattoo artists who work in a variety of aesthetics, Sollefe retains her signature, subtle style when creating her tattoos. This gives each piece a distinctive look and captures the artist's unique approach to both the black ink tattoo trend and contemporary body art in general.

Illustrative tattoo artist Sollefe specializes in black ink body art.

Illustrative Tattoos Sollefe Black Ink Tattoo

Each charming piece showcases both her love of illustration and her tattooing talent.

 

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00:09

Simple Leggings Tour with Falafel and the Bee "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Today joining us on The Simple Leggings Pattern tour is Michelle from falafel and the bee. We love Michelle (she helps so much over at Project Run and Play) and although weve never met, we feel like she is one of our really good friends. And her sewing? The bomb. For real. She makes custom []

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00:05

The Amazing Power Of Quartz Crystals "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Gregg Prescott, M.S. Editor, In5D.com Quartz crystal is one of the most powerful gemstones on the planet and is ideal for healing, chakra clearing, enhancing psychic abilities, emotional clearing, meditation, astral projection, lucid dreaming, dream enhancement and opening the 3rd eye. The double terminated quartz crystal is even more powerful because it has the []

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23:49

Vaccine Disasters Governments Want You To Forget "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Jon Rappoport

Parents who question vaccines are crazy? Really? Parents who claim to discover vaccine-dangers are crazy? Really?

Official history is a curious thing. Whole sections of fact disappear from the record.

When I was researching my first book, AIDS INC., in 1987-88, I explored various forms of immune-system suppression, in order to show that HIV was not the real story.

I looked into vaccines, for example. Here is an excerpt from AIDS INC. Keep in mind that my research, at the time, ended in 1988. This excerpt reports on vaccines disasters and statements about vaccines made by several authors.

It is forgotten history:

  • Based on the only U.S. findings on adverse DPT [diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine] reactions, an FDA-financed study at the University of California, Los Angeles, one out of every 350 children will have a convulsion; one in 180 children will experience high-pitched screaming [can indicate brain damage]; and one in 66 will have a fever of 105 degrees or more. (Jennifer Hyman, Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, special supplement on DPT, dated April, 1987.)
  • A study undertaken in 1979 at the University of California, Los Angeles, under the sponsorship of the Food and Drug Administration, and which has been confirmed by other studies, indicates that in the U.S.A. approximately 1,000 infants die annually as a direct result of DPT vaccinations, and these are classified as SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) deaths. These represent about 10 to 15% of the total number of SIDS deaths occurring annually in the U.S.A. (between 8,000 and 10,000 depending on which statistics are used). (Leon Chaitow, Vaccination and Immunization, CW Daniel Company Limited, Saffron Walden, Essex, England, 1987.)
  • Assistant Secretary of Health Edward Brandt, Jr., MD, testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, rounded figures off to 9,000 cases of convulsions, 9,000 cases of collapse, and 17,000 cases of high-pitched screaming for a total of 35,000 acute neurological reactions occurring within forty-eight hours of a DPT shot among Americas children every year. (DPT: A Shot in the Dark, by Harris L. Coulter and Barbara Loe Fischer, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.)
  • Barker and Pichichero, in a prospective study of 1232 children in Denver, Colorado, found after DTP that only 7% of those vaccinated were free from untoward reactions, which included pyrexia [fever] (53%), acute behavioral changes (82%), prolonged screaming (13%), and listlessness, anorexia and vomiting. 71% of those receiving second injections of DTP experienced two or more of the reactions monitored. (Lancet, May 28, 1983, p. 1217)
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23:48

AQMD: Not enough data to prove safety of deadly toxic chemical used at Torrance refinery "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Southern Californias air quality watchdog has become the latest regulatory agency to cast doubt on the safety of a potentially deadly chemical used at the Torrance refinery, concluding there is not enough evidence to dismiss concerns that a toxic cloud could form and kill or injure tens of thousands.

South Coast Air Quality Management District staff members came to what they described as an initial conclusion while reviewing data provided by refinery owner PBF Energy via its subsidiary, the Torrance Refining Co.

The agency is exploring whether to create a rule that would phase out the use of hydrofluoric acid, especially in the massive quantities used in Torrance.

A modified form of the acid is used in Torrance and at Valeros Wilmington refinery, the only two in the state that use hydrofluoric acid.

The MHF is supposed to inhibit the formation of the cloud; critics have questioned whether that would actually occur.

Meanwhile, the AQMD also questioned whether existing safety measures are sufficient to prevent a catastrophic HF release of the sort federal officials said almost occurred in February 2015, when a massive explosion ripped through the plant then owned by ExxonMobil.

Data Lacking

Staffs initial conclusion is that the testing/modeling information provided by Torrance Refining Company did not sufficiently demonstrate MHF would not flash atomize and form dense HF cloud, reads a report posted on the agencys website earlier this month.

Even existing mitigations do not guarantee adequate protection in (an) unplanned event such as a major accident or earthquake causing equipment failure, the report added.

A full report is scheduled to be presented today at the fifth meeting of a working group in Diamond Bar that is looking at the new rule.

The AQMD indicated that preliminary language on the new rule and a staff report would be prepared ahead of a September working group meeting.

This is the first time the AQMD has sided with such agencies as the federal Chemical Safety Board and Environmental Protection Agency that also have cast doubt on the safety of MHF and the effectiveness of safety systems meant to protect the community.

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23:41

Time Traveling In Your Dreams "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Gregg Prescott, M.S. Editor, In5D.com The thought of time traveling has always fascinated me. On a gut level, I truly feel this is a possibility. Even when I think of some of my favorite movies, they involve time travel, such as Back to the Future and Somewhere in Time. Related: Top 10 Time Travel []

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23:41

Albuquerque: Fluoride could be added to metros drinking water; final vote tonight "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Citizens will be able to weigh in on a proposed plan that would once again add more fluoride to drinking water in Albuquerque.

Members of the water authority board are expected to make a final vote on a plan to spend more than $200,000 for equipment and facilities to allow the city to resume fluoridation.

Now, the debate over adding fluoride to the metros water is heating up again. While officials say it would prevent tooth decay, there are some who believe fluoride is a toxic chemical.

Back in the 1970s, citizens approved the fluoridation of drinking water. In 2011, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority halted those operations as they waited for new federal fluoride level recommendations to eventually be released in 2015.

What is being voted on Wednesday night is a one-time cost of $260,000 coming from capital funds, which would pay for the construction of a new facility at the San Juan Chama Plant. Officials say it would cost $270,000 a year for operation and maintenance costs.

Officials also say it would add fluoride to the already existing levels of in the water, bringing it to .07 milligrams, the most beneficial level for residents.

Supporters of supplemental fluoridation are concerned about the dental health in our community, particularly in underserved populations who may not be able to get to a dentist regularly. They see this as a way of helping to improve the dental health for those populations, David Morris, Public Affairs Manager with the Water Authority said.

The proposed plan doesnt come without controversy. The Department of Health says theyve received opposition from people saying that fluoride causes health problems such as Alzheimers disease.

The final vote is expected to happen at Vincent E. Griego Council Chambers at 5 p.m.

It is open to public comment. If you are unable to attend, you can email comments to ABQFluoride2017@gmail.com.

*Original article online at http://krqe.com/2017/08/23/fluoride-could-be-added-to-metros-drinking-water-final-vote-tonight/

23:38

Lolo Peak fire grows to 32 328 acres, burns two homes, kills one - Montana "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Lolo Peak fire in Montana has burned 13 082 hectares (32 328 acres) of land since a lightning started it on July 15, 2017. As of August 22, the fire is just 14% contained, it burned two homes, claimed one firefighter's life and injured another. There are...... Read more

These 3 companies owe Indonesia millions of dollars for damaging the environment. Why havent they paid? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

JAKARTA The Indonesian government is struggling to collect fines from companies found guilty of damaging the environment, leaving trashed rainforests and peat swamps to stay barren as restoration work cannot begin in earnest before the money is paid. Since 2014, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has stepped up its prosecution of environmentally destructive companies, such as plantation firms that use fire to clear land and miners operating illegally. Amid public pressure to prosecute rogue firms, the ministry has filed one lawsuit after another, coming away with several victories. Forcing them to pay, however, has proved an entirely different matter. PT Merbau Pelalawan Lestari: 16 trillion rupiah The ministrys biggest win was against PT Merbau Pelalawan Lestari (MPL), a timber plantation firm convicted of illegally clearing 5,590 hectares of forest roughly the size of Manhattan near Sumatras eastern coast. The company was ordered to pay 16 trillion rupiah ($1.19 billion) in fines, the highest penalty for an environmental case in the nations history. But almost a year after the Supreme Courts verdict in 2016, the ministry has yet to collect. The ministry has twice asked the Pekanbaru District Court in Sumatra to execute the verdict, said Jasmin Ragil Utomo, the ministrys director for dispute settlement. The company has also challenged the Supreme Courts ruling by filing a case review. Local media quoted MPLs lawyer as saying it was filing the case review because it had found new evidence. The company did not return repeated requests for comment. Besides

23:36

Port Angeles: Council Candidates Discuss Fluoridation Issue "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PORT ANGELES Two candidates vying for a seat on the Port Angeles City Council agreed Tuesday the city should eschew second-class status and encourage economic development and weighed in on an avigation easement for William R. Fairchild Memorial Airport.

Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin and Artur Wojnowski disagreed on how to answer a Nov. 7 advisory vote on fluoridated drinking water, annexation and other issues during a Port Angeles Business Association forum at Joshuas Restaurant.

Wawrin and Wojnowski are running in the November general election for Port Angeles City Council Position 3, a four-year nonpartisan position held by Mayor Patrick Downie. Downie is not running for re-election.

Schromen-Wawrin, a Port Angeles native and a lawyer, was a Democratic Party precinct committeeman and recent president of the Clallam County Bar Association.

Wojnowski, a Chicago native who was raised in a Polish household, is maintenance manager for the Dungeness Meadows Home Owners Association.

I dont believe that we should be fluoridating the water, Wojnowski said.

The City Council voted 4-3 last August to stop adding fluoride to the municipal water supply, ending a 10-year-old practice.

Downie, who voted in December 2015 to continue fluoridation, cast the deciding vote last summer.

I believe that we dont know how much [fluoride] we all need to intake, Wojnowski said.

And given the fact that none of us really know how much is required, personally I dont think we should just be blanketing it. But again, thats for everyone to decide on their own.

Schromen-Wawrin said he had a more nuanced view on fluoride, saying the chemical has been shown to improve oral health and that he uses fluoride in his daily dental regime.

Schromen-Wawrin said he would personally vote no on the advisory vote but listen to the will of the voters and act accordingly, provided he has assurances that the city would not put lead and arsenic in the water.

Weve been gridlocked for too long and we need to move on from this issue, Schromen-Wawrin said.

I think at this point this issue has been tossed to the will of the people, which is not necessarily the best way to decide public health matters.

So in that regard, I think Id vote with what the voters said, with my caveat that Im not going to be putting lead and arsenic in the water supply in a knowing and intentional way.

Wojnowski said he will oppose fluoridation regardless of the advisory vote.

People can voice their opinion vot...

23:31

Cancer Cure Suppressed for 80 Years: Theyre Finally Admitting Royal Rife Was Right "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Melissa Dykes A person does not hear sound only through the ears; he hears sound through every pore of his body. It permeates the entire being, and according to its particular influence either slows or quickens the rhythm of the blood circulation; it either wakens or soothes the nervous system. It arouses a person to greater passions or it calms him by bringing him peace. According to the sound and its influence a certain effect is produced. Sound becomes visible in the form of radiance. This shows that the same energy which goes into the form of sound before being visible is absorbed by the physical body. In that way the physical body recuperates and becomes charged with new magnetism. Sufi musician, mystic, and healer Hazrat Inayat Khan
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23:30

How to Embed a Shout: A New Generation of Black Artists Contends with Abstraction "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Tariku Shiferaws studio in Bushwick (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

Im in Tariku Shiferaws studio because of a conversation about black masculinity. We met several months ago at a dinner event, Elia Albas Supper Club, held at the 8th Floor gallery where we collectively several artists, historians, curators chewed over how we now deal with each other as black men and how me might improve our relationships. Shiferaw is a 34-year-old artist originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, who earned his MFA degree from Parsons School of Design. He invited me to his studio in Bushwick to check out his work, and then we ran into each other again, randomly at a opening a few weeks later, thereby reminding me of our scheduled meeting. After I place my backpack down, I take out my notebook and pen, but dont write yet. I take stock of how orderly Shiferaw has placed the work he wants to show me. There is rigor apparent just in that choice. I start mentally listing the obvious aspects of his paintings which hang on the two walls nearest the entrance, at eye level: first of all, the canvas isnt canvas; its clear plastic thats stretched taut over wood frames, acrylic paint thinly applied in inch-wide, horizontal bars that are ruler straight and evenly spaced, but with jagged ends, the palette a matte black or a darker royal blue. The paintings are big squares, perhaps two feet by two feet. This is some hard-hearted abstraction giving me no narrative, hardly any painterly flourishes, and no reference to anything from life that I recognize, not even symbolically. I want to mention Pierre Soulages, who is now a very old French modernist painter, but his work was much more texture and uses reflective and non-reflective blacks against each other, and his paintings tend to be grand flights of ego. Shiferaws work is so much quieter, tightly held, reserved. Shiferaw offers me a beer; we sit facing each other and then get into it.

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23:30

If Youve Got Something to Sarahah, Sarahah It to My Face "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

OK listen up: Ive been going to hardcore shows since before you were in diapers. And if theres one thing Ive learned, its that if you want to Sarahah something to somebody, you better Sarahah it to their fucking face.

Thats how men act.

So if you have a problem, question, compliment, or maybe you have a secret crush on me, then go right ahead and Sarahah it to my face right now, pussy.

And if youre out there Sarahahing shit behind my back, you better watch it, because Ive been a member of this scene long enough to hear when something gets Sarahahed about me. Ive got friends in high place, kid. These friends have been into hardcore since before you were in diapers.

Actually, another thing about your diapers: theyre soft. Too soft. When I got into hardcore I wore diapers that felt like fucking sandpaper, bro. And you know what, Im not going to lie they tore my shit up. Its still not the same down there. But thats why its called HARDcore, not SOFTcore.

Related: Wow! A Local Hardcore Legend Is at Your Doorstep. Hes 15 Minutes Late with the Pizza, How Much Do You Tip?

Back in the day, we used to beat the fuck out of diaper-wearing babies like you. Literally. We found babies and we just fucked their shit up, bro. Yeah, I dont know why, but those were wild times, you fucking pussy. Nowadays? Nowadays when someone has a problem they just go on the internet like a little social justice keyboard warrior instead of walking right up to me, looking me dead in the eyes, and Sarahahing it to my fucking face.

RIP real hardcore.

RIP real life.

RIP men.

23:30

Burger King Russia Launches Whoppercoin Token on the Waves Platform "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Russia is a country that never ceases to amaze people. More specifically, the region is quite intriguing when it comes to cryptocurrency and digital assets. It now appears Burger King Russia has issued their own token on Waves Platform. This token is known as Whoppercoin, although its use cases remain to be determined for the Continue reading Burger King Russia Launches Whoppercoin Token on the Waves Platform

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23:30

Bitcoin Prices Are Up Over $100 Already Today "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The average price of bitcoin across global exchanges trended up early yesterday, rising $100 to start the day's session.

23:20

Courage in Difficult Times is Not Pulling the Plugit is Staying Connected. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I cant stand it anymore. I cant take the lies, the mistruths, the propaganda, and the trolling comments that disrupt meaningful discourse. I am becoming so over it, I plead for a

23:19

WikiHow Users Can Now Secure Their Online Identities with Civic "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

WikiHow Users Can Now Secure Their Online Identities with Civic

Blockchain-driven digital identity fraud firm Civic has partnered up with wikiHow to provide its user base with login security.

The partnership will mean that around 150 million monthly wikiHow users will now able to use Civics identity platform to log in securely with a verified identity, without needing a username and password.

Vinny Lingham, CEO of Civic, said in a statement: We are pleased to officially welcome wikiHow to Civics Partner Network. This collaboration illustrates our continuing, strong momentum in building our ecosystem for on-demand, secure and low-cost access to identity verification services.

Civic says it will help improve wikiHows user experience, providing users with a more secure account creation and login process.

WikiHow is an open source online how-to platform that operates in 87 different languages. Its focus is on teaching anyone in the world how to do anything in a collaborative, shared-learning environment.

The advantage for wikiHow in this collaboration with Civic is that it can now verify that user accounts are created using true identities and it wont have to deal with security hassles associated with weak passwords and password resets. All user data is encrypted in the Civic app on the users device and never stored by Civic or wikiHow.

"Working with Civic, wikiHow provides greater trust and security to its users," Lingham told Bitcoin Magazine. "With the Secure Identity Platform, Civic helps ensure all wikiHow accounts are created by the true owner of the identity data  which ultimately ensures that wikiHow's how-tos are created and edited by verified users."

"wikiHow is partnering with Civic because we believe in their long-term goal of decentralized identity," said Jack Herrick, CEO of wikiHow in a statement. "We hope to live in a future where people, not corporations, control their own personal information."

In an earlier interview with Bitcoin Magazine, Lingham talked about the problem of distributed mobile identity. This is what we are focusing on now, he said, to build the worlds largest identity platform, powered by technology that decentralizes and secures consumer identity information.

In June Civic sold $33 million in ICO tokens. Civic tokens provided access to the product while allowing token holders to benefit from its n...

23:08

New Sewing and Embroidery Machine "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Since January this year weve been stocking the super amazing range of Brother sewing and embroidery machines, and its fair to say that you have been won over by them just as much as we have. Weve all got our favourite machines to use for various different things, and have got to spend lots of []

23:07

CORION Bridging the gap between the crypto and the real world "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain tech have slowly but steadily earned their place in many technological verticals and contributed to high-level disruption in these industries. However, when it comes to their day to day applications in real life, they are yet to realize their full potential. The barriers that are hindering the growth and use of cryptocurrencies are none other than their fundamental qualities that power them and make them unique. Their limited supply is a double edged sword it inevitably drives up value which results in high volatility. This makes their use as means of payment questionable in the day to day life. Adding to volatility, the negative publicity garnered due to the hacking of exchanges, regulatory issues, and other scams has also contributed to the general publics fear of taking a step towards using the crypto.

However, CORION is now here to bridge this gap and make cryptocurrency accessible to general public. Lets dive deep into how CORION team is planning to do the same.

What is CORION?

CORION, which stands for Capital Optimized Reward Incentive Online Network, is a multifunctional platform that enables businesses and individuals with a mutual interest to connect over a worldwide decentralized network. This full-service multi functional blockchain platform was developed on Ethereum Classic blockchain and consists of several smart contracts that are apt for real world applications. The platform offers its own token- CORION coins which are to be used as the method of payment for services provided. These tokens are programmed to be stable against US dollar and hence eliminate the volatility worries associated with standard cryptocurrencies. Their supply is also demand based, and new coins are distributed amongst the community everyday basing on the demand.

corion p2p

The platform has a built in P2P exchange that allows for secure trading and exchange of digital assets, safeguarded from hackers and other security concerns. As all the volatility and security concerns are being annulled on CORION, it is indeed the right platform even for amateur users to indulge in cryptocurrencies.

CORIONs featu...

23:00

How-To Website WikiHow Partners With Blockchain Startup Civic "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Popular how-to website wikiHow is partnering with blockchain startup Civic to boost the security of its login process.

22:55

Rogue toddler takes over ITV lunchtime news "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

So this just happened on the ITV lunchtime news.

The family were in the studio to talk about milk allergies, just in case youre wondering.

https://twitter.com/ITV_DaytimeUK/status/900334405050302464

And its not even the first time its happened. Remember this?

Source ...

22:54

New Name for a Nasty Game "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Kim Rossi (formerly Stagliano, but that's another book altogether.) While the nation was descending into darkness, both partial and full on Monday, courtesy of the solar eclipse, I noticed a lot of Tweets and FB posts laughing about "FlatEarthers."...

22:31

What Is a Psychic Attack? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"














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22:30

Data had been manipulated, again: Swiss probe prompts two more retractions "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A biologist at the University of Basel is retracting two papers, citing data manipulation uncovered during an institutional investigation. That investigation has already led to the retraction of a paper in Science Translational Medicine by some of the same authors earlier this year. The two latest retractions, in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), share []

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22:30

1,000 Universities: IBM's Ambitious Plan to Fill Vacant Blockchain Jobs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

IBM has launched an educational initiative, partnering with 1,000 universities in an effort to fill the many industry positions currently vacant.

22:30

Recommended: JD Allen Radio Flyer "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

  Its more than just focused intensity with JD Allen.  Lots of musicians have that.  Some express it better than others, but its not a unique thing.  No, what JD Allen has got is grace.  No matter how furious the tempo may grow and regardless how patient a ballads melody might be exhaled, the saxophonist []

22:30

3D Print This Mesmerizing Kinetic Wave Machine "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

It has taken months to finally cnc mill and 3d print this idea. Here are the files to make your own!

Read more on MAKE

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22:30

Most of the Recent Warming Could be Natural "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

This story broke while Anthony and I were eclipse hunting. ~ctm From Jennifer Marohasy By jennifer on August 21, 2017 in Information AFTER deconstructing 2,000-year old proxy-temperature series back to their most basic components, and then rebuilding them using the latest big data techniques, John Abbot and I show what global temperatures might have done in

22:20

The Promise of CRISPR "IndyWatch Feed Health"

CRISPR is the latest rock-star medical technology that promises to revolutionize medicine. Let's take a look at the hype and the reality.

22:15

[KR1113] Keiser Report: Bitcoins going to be worth a trillion dollars soon "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

We discuss the Trump administration starting some trade wars from renegotiating Nafta to looking at Chinas treatment of intellectual property. We also discuss the trillions in unexploited mineral resources in North Korea. In the second half Max interviews Dan Collins of TheChinaMoneyReport.com to discuss the Doklam Transgression and the Line of Actual Control. The media has largely ignored the confrontation between India and China but will they notice if a hot war breaks out?

22:15

Tree Defenders Blockade Council Depot in Sheffield, UK "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

by Josh Halliday / The Guardian

Campaigners have demonstrated against a politically controversial tree-felling programme in Sheffield, hours after the start of a high court injunction against protesters.

About 50 campaigners, some wearing wigs and dressing gowns and one in a Michael Gove mask, blockaded a Sheffield city council depot to try to prevent tree-felling contractors from leaving on Wednesday morning.

The demonstration came hours after a high court injunction preventing protesters from taking unlawful direct action came into place at midnight.

The order, requested by Sheffield city council and granted last week, prohibits protesters from entering safety zones around trees that are due to be chopped down, but does not explicitly ban other forms of protest.

The former Green party leader Natalie Bennett was among the protesters. She said: This morning is crucial on the day that the injunction will come in. This is a demonstration that the Sheffield Trees Action Group, the tree protecters, very much havent given up and this will continue to be a cat-and-mouse game.

One tactic may now effectively have been lost to us, but that doesnt mean there arent plenty more things that can be done.

The judge, Mr Justice Males, had said the council was entitled to the injunction but that he was not expressing a view on the tree-felling programme: Those are social and environmental questions which are politically controversial and can only be resolved in a political forum.

By 8am on Wednesday, as bemused residents made their way to work, dozens of protesters gathered outside the councils Olive Grove depot, the centre of its Streets Ahead road...

22:04

Bitcoin Price Watch; Price Finds Medium Term Support "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The European session is now well underway in the bitcoin price its time to take a look at how action overnight can feed into a strategy moving forward today. In yesterdays analysis, we commented on the fact that the correction we have seen during the early week looked to be reversing and that the late Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Price Finds Medium Term Support

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22:01

$150 Billion: Total Cryptocurrency Market Cap Hits New All-Time High "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The combined value of all publicly traded cryptocurrencies has set a new record, surpassing $150 billion for the first time today.

21:58

Resistance to New Yogyakarta International Airport, Indonesia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from 325

https://insurrectionnewsworldwide.com/2017/06/23/yogyakarta-indonesia-banner-drop-against-the-construction-of-kulon-progo-airport/

23 June 2017 banner drop: Construction of Kulon Progo Airport equals environmental destruction and the eviction of peasants community. #YOGYAKARTA IS SPECIAL!

Since 8 August last week, particularly in Macanan Glagah area and 10 August heavy machinery were already operating within the compromised area (the area in which some community of peasants already sold their land and compromised with the project, although their relocation is still unsure) for the development of New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA).

Despite community and peasant resistance against NYIA, the government and PT Angkasapura, cooperating with this large company from India as the airport major investor: GVK corporation.

We urge comrades in India to communicate with us and build international solidarity..

Mainstream coverage of past struggle against NYIA in English:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/10/31/islands-focus-hunger-strike-over-kulon-progo-airport-continues.html

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/05/21/kulon-progo-airport-development-violates-human-rights-komnas-ham.html

Grassroot and independent media coverage (Indonesia):

http://selamatkanbumi.com

Facebook: Jogja Darurat Agraria

Note: The struggle against NYIA is connected to the previous struggle of peasants in Kulon Progo against iron mining in which they won the struggle, not through legal means but through community grassroot struggle (riots, arrests, and massive international solidarity makes it difficult for the project to continue) that goes beyond the language of the state. But the development of NYIA can chan...

21:57

zenpencils:MARK TWAIN: An Educational Journey saw this on my... "IndyWatch Feed Comics"







zenpencils:

MARK TWAIN: An Educational Journey

saw this on my dash this morning and kept waiting for the punchline hey-dude-its-gav listen it is too early for this shit i havent even had my coffee yet

21:49

Theres something missing from this Vogue staff photo "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

This seasons colour is white all white if this staff team photo at Vogue magazine is anything to go by.

It was published in the magazine to mark the departure of its long serving editor, Alexandra Shulman.

Now Naomi Campbell has joined in on Instagram.

This is the staff photo of @britishvogue under the previous editor #AlexandraSchulman. Looking forward to an inclusive and diverse staff now that @edward_enninful...

21:40

How to Protect Your Home with a Homestead Declaration "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

It is the little things we do which can make a huge difference during emergencies.  Like making sure to have enough bottled water available or an emergency heater in case the heating goes out in winter. One of the simplest things that people can do to protect their home is file a Homestead Declaration.  Despite []

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21:39

stickyinstitute: Sticky Institute and State Library Victoria... "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



stickyinstitute:

Sticky Institute and State Library Victoria present:

TONERPALOOZA II ZINE FAIR

After three years, Sticky Institutes zine fair TONERPALOOZA returns to State Library Victoria with over a hundred zine stalls across two days. 

Tonerpalooza II will take place in the Cowen Gallery to accompany the exhibition Self-made: zines and artist books, which runs until November 12 and will tour across the country through 2018 and 2019. Facebook event here.

Poster by Rachel Ang

Tonerpalooza II takes place on land belonging to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, to whom sovereignty was never ceded. Sticky Institute would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the custodians of the land, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and future.

21:37

One of the beautiful moments in TV history "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

From a US news channels coverage of Donald Trumps rally last night. Glorious.

Lets pick up a little bit more of what the president is saying, see if there is something worth following

I went to better schools than they did, I was a better student that they were, I live in a bigger more beautiful apartment and I live in the White House too which is really good.

Clearly there is nothing worth following in what he is talking about now

And while were here.

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21:30

Six Dancers Make Ephemeral Marks on Rockaway Beach "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Madeline Hollander, ARENA (photo by Samantha Casolari)

By late August on sandy beaches, the forces of nature have already filled many hand-dug holes, toppled plenty of castles, and washed over the patterns and messages people have left behind. On the windy shores, its hard to make a mark that lasts.

On Saturday, August 26, six dancers will attempt to document the impressions we make on Rockaway Beach. In a series of duets titled ARENA, choreographed by Madeline Hollander, the dancers will follow a truck as it drags a beach rake behind it, delineating a path for them to wander and move in. The work, which is part of the Beach Sessions Dance Series, is in line with Hollanders other performance works that experiment with how our bodies are limited and defined by our surroundings. Observers can follow the trail of the dancers tracks, which will then be wiped out when the truck reverses course and follows the performers in the delicate, mutable sand. The truck and dancers will continue to chase one another until sundown.

When: Saturday, August 26, 6pm
Where: Beach 110th Street & Shore Front Pkwy (Rockaway Beach, Queens)

More info here.

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21:30

Cromer police label WW2 low-level disorder "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Cromer police today had a look back at World War Two and declared it nothing to be concerned about really, and stated that it definitely didnt have anything to do with any Nazis who were actually jolly fine fellows.

Weve had a good look at the Second World War, following a complaint, but found it pretty low-level stuff really, said Cromer Chief Constable Steve Magoo. I think there were claims of an atomic bomb or two at the end of it but we didnt see anything, so I wouldnt be too worried.

The people of Cromer can rest-assured, he continued, that if there was another WW2, the Cromer police force would take a take a very, very stern watching brief and do nothing, as is our tried and tested modus operandi. Weve noticed over the years that if we do nothing, everything eventually just goes away. Its what I like to call pro-inactive policing.

Critics of say it was quite hard to miss WW2 as it lasted 6 years, killed over 60 million people, and as the name suggests, was a world war. However the Chief Constable brushed them off saying bollocks, I never saw nothing. He then closed his eyes and put his fingers in his ears and started chanting lalalalalalalala..

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21:30

6 + 1 = 7, But So Does 3 + 4 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

No, we don't all have to do things the same way in order to get to the same place. When is it time to insist on standard operating procedures and when is it best to leave well enough alone?

21:30

Silicon Blockchain: Intel's Distributed Ledger Strategy Is All About Hardware "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Upending the narrative that software is key in the blockchain space, Intel details its years-long effort to link distributed ledgers to hardware.

21:20

IRS Uses Chainalysis to Track Down Bitcoin Tax Cheats "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The IRS is actively seeking out tax evaders using Bitcoin, employing tools like Chainalysis to unmask them.

21:18

The Best Foods That Will Last Hundreds of Years Even More "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

French bread will only last a few days before it goes bad. And canned goods will last you a few years.

So all food has an expiration date, right? Wrong!

Some foods can last a century. Yes, thats right. A hundred years!

Here are 10 foods that can last (pretty much) forever. In fact, if stored property, they will never spoil and will stay as fresh as the day you bought them and will make a great addition to your pantry or emergency food supply.

So feel free to use that 10-pound bag of jasmine rice from 1998 that you were saving for Y2K.  As long as it was stored correctly, its just as good for you as the day you bought it.

If you want to see how to store the meat, click on the video below

1. Raw Honey

Shelf-life: Indefinite

Honey may crystalize over time, but in terms of safety, this gold liquid is nearly immortal. If its stored in a sealed jar, it can last for centuries, according to the National Honey Board. Raw honey has such longevity that it has even been recovered from Egyptian tombs. Honey can sweeten your hot tea, alleviate seasonal allergies, and also can be used to treats wounds and burns. If your honey does crystallize, just place the jar in warm water until the crystals dissolve.

2. Pemmican

Shelf-life: Indefinite
Pemmican was first made by Native-Americans and later by European fur traders and settlers. It was made from meat of large game like buffalo, bison, elk or deer. The lean meat was cut into small pieces and dried by putting it over an open fire. Then it was mixed with fat and pressed into little cakes. Sometimes, berries were tossed in for extra flavor. Pemmican makes a great survival food. In fact, it was given in rations and used by British soldiers during the Second Boer War (1899-1902).

Check out the full article:...

21:18

When you crave attention but also close yourself off emotionally "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

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21:17

Earth-Destroyers, Eiffage and Orange, Sabotaged in France "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

both translated by Earth First! Journal

from Indymedia Grenoble

Apparently, Eiffage and its subsidiaries have been the victims of identity theft. Due to numerous scams and attempted scams, Eiffage recommends the utmost vigilance.

Paris: Eiffage fire truck:  Paris, Compans street. That night, Eiffages van was burned [some of Eiffages projects include the Channel Tunnel, the Copenhagen Metro, the Millau Viaduct, and the LGV Perpignan-Figueres high-speed railway line]. We bet [the saboteurs] are already planning on targeting the juicy market of their thirty-three new prisons.

We are impatient. The masses do not care. Classes never liked school. In the Grand Soir illusory we prefer the incendiary little mornings.

We want to send a complicit smile to the incendiaries of Bar le Duc, Toulouse, the Drme and everywhere else.

A thought for Kara and Krme, for the companions who have recently been imprisoned in Italy (and those in prison for Operation Scripta manent), for Riccardo

Freedom for all!

Long live anarchy!


from The Parisian / posted by Attaque

Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis): sabotage of optical fiber: This Friday [August 18], the Internet should return to the homes of the Docks. Several hundred...

21:16

DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis August 23, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook Aug 23. DASH/USD DASH continues to look very choppy, as we hover below the $300 level. Because of this, I am waiting for a break above the $300 level to start buying. I believe there is a bit of a floor in the market near the $250 Continue reading DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis August 23, 2017

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21:11

ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis August 23, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook Aug 23. ETH/USD Ethereum fell precipitously during the day on Tuesday, reaching towards the $284 level underneath. We bounced enough to break above the $300 level again, and it now looks likely that the buyers might be interested in this market. However, its going to be very Continue reading ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis August 23, 2017

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21:07

When your cat is plotting to kill you but your dog is trying to warn you "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

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21:06

BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis August 23 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook Aug 23. BTC/USD Bitcoin fell rather rapidly during the session on Tuesday, breaking down to the vital $3600 level. That is an area that is massively supportive, and if we were to break down below there, the market would go much lower. We have bounced back to Continue reading BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis August 23 2017

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21:03

Suddenly, Ethereum Classic Price Explodes 25% on South Korea Rumors "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ethereum Classic has posted its biggest gains in minutes as rumors surface of South Korean involvement.

21:02

The Monkey's Newest Moderator.... "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

A hearty welcome to @Dunerunner, as a new Moderator to the forum!!!
BYOB= Bring your own bananas.....!! [beer]

YD

20:57

Look at the guys in the boxes to see why these photos have been shared 100,000 times "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Two pictures of Wayne Rooney, taken four years apart at Manchester Citys Etihad Stadium.

But its not Rooney were interested in, its the three guys in the two boxes in the crowd.

What a spot!

2013.

2017.

Four years down the line, still in the same seats and still flicking the Vs at Wayne Rooney. Still furious.

Source

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20:35

Bitcoin Users Vent Frustration as Hashrate Drops 50 Percent in 4 Days "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin Cash appears to be taking its toll on the Bitcoin network as transaction processing power slows by half.

20:32

App Allows You to Call Volunteers to Help the Homeless "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Healthline: A new app, Concrn, allows users to request assistance from mental health volunteers for homeless people in need. The creators of the app hope to provide a community-based crisis response that can be used as an alternative to calling 911.

When police respond to community needs related to mental health, substance use, or people experiencing homelessness, it can result in further escalation, violence, or incarceration. Sometimes those interactions are fatal, the Concrn team told Healthline in a statement. When you have members of a community responding to their own crises using de-escalation skills and supporting the person into available services, youre really taking more of a transformative approach.'

Article

20:31

Third of Men With Poor Mental Health Blame Jobs, Says Mind "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From BBC: According to survey results from the UK mental health charity Mind, a third of men experiencing poor mental health attribute their suffering to workplace stress. Women, on the other hand, found their job and home life equally stressful.

Article

20:30

Main Character Reassures Final Boss Those Side Quests Meant Nothing to Him "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

WIDOWBRIAR  Video game protagonist Danaes has reportedly assured final boss the Hollowsplicer, Scourge of Xissan, that the many side quests he completed before their epic battle meant nothing to him.

The Mage Warrior Danaes spent many hours exploring the world of Xerarth, completing a variety of minor, tedious quests before finally entering the giant arachnids lair. The 80-ft. tall, multi-limbed Hollowsplicer took time before the long awaited duel with Danaes to express his discontent.

You picked up the Heart Diamond hours ago, and earned more than enough XP to defeat me, so what took so long? asked the mythical beast as tears of acid fell from his many eyes. Apparently, instead of defeating me and rescuing the Sprite Kingdom of Xissan rather slay 200 necromancers and then help a farmer find all his goddamn chickens. I get it.

Read More From Hard Drive, The Only Ethical Gaming Journalism Site on The Internet:

Danaes claimed that his motive for completing so many sidequests prior to the fight was not selfish, but instead an effort to make their final battle more competitive and exhilarating for them both.

You think I was collecting all those nightingale flowers and cobalt potions for fun? Danaes said. I was doing that for us, baby. I wanted us to have the best final battle that Xissan had ever seen.

The beast reportedly accepted his apology, and the battle commenced, ending with Danaes plunging the legendary Spectral Blade into the Hollowsplicers scaly chest.

Despite issuing an apology, many residents of Widowbriar said they were sure Danaes would pull the exact same crap on a reincarnated Hollowsplicer in the sequel.

Article by Patrick Coyne 

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20:30

How Long To Store Water Before Filtering It? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Just got an email from someone who asked How long can you store water before you need to filter it? Its actually a good question. Im sure others wonder the same thing If you store water for a long time, does it go bad? How often should I change the water if Im storing it for long term preparedness? Is my water safe to drink if it has been sitting there for a year? Heres my opinion: Store Water ! First things first Store water! Water is a resource that many of us take for granted. If you live on

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20:30

Brazil's Ministry of Planning Is Testing Blockchain Identity Tech "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A government agency in Brazil is investigating how it could leverage blockchain technology to verify the legitimacy of ID documents.

Former Bitmixer.IO Operator Recommends People Switch to Monero if They Want Privacy "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A growing number of cryptocurrency users are looking for more privacy and anonymity. For the people who have Bitcoin in their portfolio, that is not an easy task. Other than using mixing services, there are no viable options at their disposal. Now that BitMixer.IO is no longer around, the number of trustworthy solutions is fairly Continue reading Former Bitmixer.IO Operator Recommends People Switch to Monero if They Want Privacy

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20:30

Can You Cure Autism? Ask Dr. Kartzinel At The Autism Education Summit In Dallas. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Autism Education Summit Sponsored by Generation Rescue 9/29 - 10/1 Dallas, Texas GO GO. GO.

20:25

Blockchain.info to Give Users Bitcoin Cash Within 8 Weeks "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain.info wallet users are set to receive their Bitcoin Cash holdings within the next 8 weeks.

20:19

Are you dog 1 or dog 2? "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Over on Twitter @DickKingSmith exhibits two dogs who demonstrate very different approaches to the same problem. Which are you?

Turns out if your dog 2 youre not just lazy. Oh no.

Source

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20:16

Dino-killing asteroid strike could have thrust Earth into two years of darkness "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Tremendous amounts of soot, lofted into the air from global wildfires following a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago, would have plunged Earth into darkness for nearly two years, new research finds. This would have shut down photosynthesis, drastically...... Read more

20:07

Making Use Of Old Stuff At Home As Plant Pot "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Making use of old things is certainly a matter of art and creativity. Buying necessary things for our homes is very easy, but if you can make the utility of the stuff that is no longer of use, that will certainly be a proof of your skills and intelligence. Here are some ideas to make ... Read more...

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20:05

This graph will make you smile at the sheer predictability of human stupidity "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

So this is a graph of search terms in New York earlier this week.

Cant see what the two lines represent?

No-ones stupid enough to look at a solar eclipse without glasses though, right?

Source

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19:53

Cant believe Ronaldo has leaked the first 6 tracks on Morrisseys new album "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

So Ronaldo has been having a moan on Instagram and it got @BeardedGenius thinking.

Morrisseys new album comes out in November, just in case you didnt know. Cant wait?

Dont forget to follow @BeardedGenius here.


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19:41

VIBERATE.COM LAUNCHES VENUE AND EVENT PROFILES "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Viberate continues to tread on its path towards the end game that is to offer any musician on the planet the opportunity to open a profile for free and start offering gigs to event organizers in exchange for crypto coins such as Bitcoin, Ether, or their very own Vibe. Viberates co-founder UMEK talks about Continue reading VIBERATE.COM LAUNCHES VENUE AND EVENT PROFILES

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19:33

When Lord Buckethead beat Theresa May in a scarecrow competition "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Every year a village called Flamstead in Hertfordshire holds a scarecrow competition, and loads of people make comedy scarecrows for their back gardens.

This year the result was especially exciting.

Heres the winning entry.

And the unlucky loser.

Despite not winning enough votes for a majority, the Theresa May scarecrow is going to form a coalition with this lot to stumble through the next few years.

 

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19:30

South Africa's Central Bank: It's 'Too Risky' to Launch a Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A senior official for the South African Reserve Bank has spoken of the risks for the institution in launching its own cryptocurrency.

18:59

Father bashed unconscious while daughters hid in bathroom during Melbourne home invasion "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


The Australian Government has banned the right to obtain, carry & use anything for the sole purpose of self defence, & this is the result. Australian homes & law abiding citizens are left defenseless. NO guns, NO pepper spray, NO tasers, NO anything!!! One would have thought that it was a human right to defend oneself & ones family!!! NOT IN AUSTRALIA IT ISN'T!

18:35

Cedella Marley: Make It Happen! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Stop waiting for your big moment in life to happen...make it happen!

18:34

The Link Between Verbal Abuse And Anxiety That No One Talks about "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Anxiety can be the result of many abusive behaviors and traumatic experiences. Verbal abuse can also play a huge role in this illness.

18:33

Man Who Gave Up Six-Figure Salary To Teach At A Poor School Watches 95% Of Students Go To Top Colleges "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This school teacher used to be a high-powered lawyer with a six-figure salary but he gave it all up so he could help young people in his home neighborhood, one of the poorest areas in England.

18:32

New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Leo Awakening the Spirit Within "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This intense period of unlearning has taught us that we are not here to search and struggle and become, but simply to be, living in the natural flow.

18:31

OG Promotes Unity in Sacramento Gang Conflict: Now I Focus on Police Brutality "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This article is a glance at a thriving, rising culture that many dont want to look at.

18:30

TOY Crew wendet sich mit kritischer Botschaft an The Haus "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Die Berliner TOY Crew hat sich vor etwa drei Wochen mit einem kritischen Statement an The Haus gewandt. Dafr haben sie einen lngeren Text mit ihrer Kritik auf die Rckseite der Bauplane des Gebudes, in dem vor ein paar Wochen das Ausstellungs-Projekt stattfand und in Zukunft Eigentumswohnungen stehen werden, geschrieben und die Plane an drei Seiten herausgeschnitten, so dass sie offen zur Strae runter hing. TOY werfen The Haus in ihrer Kritik vor, Graffiti in den Dienst von Investoren zu stellen und sich mit Graffiti, welches als gesellschaftlicher Gegenentwurf gestartet wurde, dem konservativen Normen der Gesellschaft zu unterwerfen. Bei Facebook haben TOY ein Video der Aktion verffentlicht. The Haus haben bereits am Tag nach der nchtlichen Aktion ein Foto von der Botschaft auf ihrer Facebookseite verffentlicht. Auf dem Plakat steht: Es wurde geklatscht und gejubelt von den Schundblttern der Stadt. XI-Design, ihr seid der Ekel Berlins. Einer verrottenden Stadt und ihr tretet auch noch nach. Arglistig erschleicht ihr euren Vorteil auf dem Rcken der Berliner Graffitigeschichte und lasst sie unter eurem Konsumdreck verschwinden. Ja, einen tollen Erlebnispark hattet ihr geschaffen. Wo der sonst so intollerante Pbel vom chter zum Versteher der ihnen so verhassten Kultur werden durfte. Doch das war kein Graffiti. Das war keine ...

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18:30

Lightning's Tadge Dryja is Working On a Bitcoin Cash 'Splitter' "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Lightning Network creator Tadge Dryja is developing a tool to help bitcoin users safely claim their newly created bitcoin cash.

18:30

i love reading this thin "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: i love reading this thin


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18:28

Womens rights victory in Chile "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

This video says about itself:

Chile court lifts total ban on abortion

22 August 2017

After years of debate, Chiles Constitutional Court has approved a law to legalise abortion in some circumstances.

The development is seen as a major victory for womens rights groups and President Michelle Bachelet, a former director of UN Women.

Al Jazeeras Lucia Newman reports from Santiago.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Chile: Court upholds womens right to a safe abortion

Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Judges finally overturn Pinochet dictatorships assault on the right to choose

CHILES Constitutional Tribunal has partially reinstated womens right to a safe and legal abortion after the US-backed Pinochet military dictatorship removed it 28 years ago.

Parliamentarians approved a Bill earlier this month allowing a termination when the mothers life is in danger, the foetus is unviable or the pregnancy is the result of rape.

Despite th...

18:27

Australian Survival and Preppers..: More Firearms Restrictions! Further Licensing Issu... "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Australian Survival and Preppers..: More Firearms Restrictions! Further Licensing Issu...: Property Letters We are encountering issues regarding property letter sizes.  Specifically, a change in policy within Police Licensin...

18:26

More Firearms Restrictions! Further Licensing Issues Police Policy "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


Property Letters
We are encountering issues regarding property letter sizes.  Specifically, a change in policy within Police Licensing Services (PLS) on what are adequate property sizes for certain calibre firearms.  A client recently had a firearms license application refused for a shotgun on 6 acres.

The PLS maintain they have a duty of care and responsibility to ensure license applicants have access to a property to safely shoot a firearm on.  Property size has a large part to do with this.  They do this by applying arbitrary rules, that do not exist in legislation, to decide whether or not a certain license application should be granted.  PLS will not officially release these figures.  Subsequently, acceptable property sizes change periodically without consultation with the industry or even a warning.

These changes make it particularly hard for firearm dealers to advise clients on suitable firearms for their requirements.  While a certain caliber would be needed to humanely kill certain pests or to engage in a certain style of recreational shooting, there is no certainty that PLS will approve that caliber.  This results in license applications being refused, when similar applications were granted only weeks prior.  Firearm Dealers and license applicants lose money and considerable time is needlessly wasted.  The Police Licensing Services claim to assess applications individually and consider other factors we do not accept this.  Our experience is that little other than property size is considered by assessors in the application process.  License applicants are usually forced to fight to get applications approved, often explaining relatively simple realities of pest eradication to assessors with seemingly little training.

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18:09

Reporter Who Exposed BBC Pedophilia Cover-Up Suddenly Dies at 52 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Courageous investigative journalist and ex-BBC News correspondent Liz MacKean, 52, who exposed infamous pedophile Jimmy Savile and ultimately resigned in 2013 over the BBCs decision to refuse to air her investigation into Savile has died after suffering a stroke.

by Jay Syrmopoulos, Guest author

Only in 2016 did her investigative work exposing Saviles rampant molestation of children see the light of day on the BBC, featured as Abused: The Untold Story.

While it was an open secret within the UK corridors of power, it was not yet public knowledge that Savile was a serial child molester, thus MacKeans investigative work on Saviles abuse of children would have blown the doors off the UKs power elites dirty secret.

Sadly, the power players in British media worked diligently to cover up the obscene sexually predatory behavior of Savile by not airing MacKeans expose until after his death.


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18:06

Hear Voices? Your Brain May Be Sharper Than The Rest "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Researchers in the United Kingdom say they've discovered that such individuals use unusual skills when their brains process sound and that such 'voice-hearers' may be able to detect disguised speech-like sounds more quickly and easily than folks who had never had a voice-hearing experience. It suggests their brains tend more readily to detect meaningful speech patterns in ambiguous sounds.

18:02

1UP Wholecar Aktion in Berlin "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Die Berliner Graffiti Crew 1UP One United Power ist bekannt fr ihre Spektakulren Aktionen und ihre Dokumentation auf Video. Nun ist ein neues Video aufgetaucht von einem Wholecar in Berlin. Video und Bild: 1UP / AGGRO.TV / Youtube Video Screenshot Inklusive Fahrt ber den besten Spot der Stadt, der Brcke Warschauer Strae und Abseilen von den Gleisen. Um auf dem Laufenden zu bleiben, folgt 1UP bei Facebook.

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18:00

22 things that are worse than having to get out of bed in the morning "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

So @danielleboddy_ spoke for all of us when she tweeted this first thing in the morning.

And a whole bunch of other people came to the rescue. Feels better already, right?

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18:00

6 Ways to Completely Transform Your Reality Using Only Your Words "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We forget that life itself is not really a concrete object. Life is only a perception of the events, people, emotions, and experiences over a period of time. We are in total control of our complete reality and you can transform it by just using words.

Our reality is just the way we perceive things to be. We can completely change our reality in many different ways. You can do this by incorporating positive thinking and mindfulness into your everyday life. Minimalism is another great way to change your reality for the better. However, According to some Russian scientists, you can completely transform your reality by the simple use of words.

Russian researcher and scientist Pjotr Garjajev and his team found that over 90% of our DNA is actually labeled junk, based on the findings of ENCODE project led by Professor Chris Ponting. Our genetic code follows similar rules as our own languages do; they are specific vibrational frequencies that can influence our literal DNA. Our bodies can be programmed by languages, words, and thoughts. Our belief systems can even impact our physical bodies at a cellular level. People are figuring out that words have a much larger impact on our everyday lives, but this research study has shown that they shape the very foundation of our reality.

Here are 6 ways to change your reality using only words: 

Express Yourself Honestly

You should be honest in everything you say. Whether youre talking about your feelings, complimenting people, or testifying to something, you should always be honest. Being honest makes you feel clear and free from the guilt of your subconscious. You think its something you can escape, but the only way to really get away from it is by being honest. Even if the truth might hurt at the moment, everybody is happier in the long run.

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17:45

Local Snake Just Catching Up With His Mates Girlfriend "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

MOYRA BRICK | Relationships | Contact A reader wrote to The Advocate earlier this week asking what he should do about a local snake repeatedly catching up with his partner. While he didnt want to appear petty and overly-protective, he also didnt like the fact it was happening. Sam Toole, 25,  revealed in his letter []

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17:45

Exposing the Forbidden High Tech Used in Ancient Egypt "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Most people know of the great construction achievements of the dynastic Egyptians such as the pyramids and temples of the Giza Plateau area as well as the Sphinx.

Many books and videos show depictions of vast work forces hewing blocks of stone in the hot desert sun and carefully setting them into place.

However, some of these amazing works could simply not have been made by these people during the time frame that we call dynastic Egypt.

Up until the 7th century BC there was very little iron present in Egypt, as this material only became commonly used once the Assyrians invaded at that time; in fact, the ancient Egyptians regarded iron as an impure metal associated with Seth, the spirit of evil who according to Egyptian tradition governed the central deserts of Africa.


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17:39

This is the new Olympus E-M10III "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

This is the new Olympus E-M10III. The images got leaked on 43rumors. The camera will be announced next week and it has a 16MP sensor and 4K video.  

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17:32

Aspiring Barista Tired of Writing Major Hollywood Screenplays "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

LOS ANGELES Local writer/director/producer/aspiring barista Judd Apatow has been turned down time and again for entry level positions at every coffee shop in town, according to friends and family close to the highly successful Hollywood filmmaker.

In the coffee business, its all about who you know, lamented the world-weary Apatow, just after checking the status of his rsum at The Daily Grind. Its so frustrating to be burdened with the dream of making perfect cappuccino foam, only to be turned down again and again. I show up to work at HBO every day and just think, Jesus is it ever going to happen?

Apatow moved to Los Angeles in 1992 with dreams of success in the latt art game, taking on a side job writing for The Ben Stiller Show to make ends meet. Unfortunately, hes been stuck in the dead end entertainment industry ever since.

Its the classic story. I moved to the big city with a dream, took some lame Hollywood writing job to get by, then they offer you a promotion, and you think, Well, sure if i take that position producing Freaks And Geeks, I could move to a nicer apartment. And before you know it, youre in too deep, said Apatow, looking wistfully out the window of his beachfront property. I havent even made my own coffee since 2003 my assistant gets it for me. Christ, what a fucking rut.

Apatows wife, actress Leslie Mann, said her husband has become increasingly disillusioned by the coffee industry.

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Judd is always trying to make friends with baristas to get a good reference, but most of the time, I think theyre just using him to get a Hollywood bigshot to read their scripts, said Mann. Even when he lands an interview, they dont want to hear that he can make a latt swan they just want to know how often he talks with Seth Rogen.

Apatow admitted his obsession with coffee has shown up in his films as well.

Someone tried to tell me that Funny People had a sad ending, and Im just like, W...

17:31

Stores of Value "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Stores of Value Ray Becker The Ray Becker Show Audio player provided! In the first segment I am going to 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 Continue reading Stores of Value

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17:29

Energy Transfer Files Federal Lawsuit Against Greenpeace International, Greenpeace Inc., Greenpeace Fund, Inc., BankTrack And Earth First! For Violation Of Federal And State Racketeering Statutes "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

  News provided by Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. Aug 22, 2017, 13:06 ET DALLAS, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE) and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) today filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota against Greenpeace International, Greenpeace Inc., Greenpeace

17:23

Deforestation from gold mining in Peru continues, despite govt crackdowns "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Tambopata National Reserve is a haven for plants and wildlife, not to mention ecologists eager to understand the mysteries of the forest in this corner of the Peruvian Amazon. Its just seething with species, said Greg Asner, an ecologist at the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University. Its a place where Ive seen jaguars swimming across rivers and huge amounts of fauna. But for nearly two decades, this epic landscape in the region of Madre de Dios has been under threat: Gold miners have moved into the reserves buffer zone and even the reserve itself, leaving bare land stripped of forests and topsoils in their wake. In a study published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters, Asner and his team demonstrate that, despite interventions by the Peruvian government, the push for gold has not relented. A peccary takes to the water in Tambopata National Reserve. Photo by Rhett A. Butler / Mongabay Gold mining to me is the most extreme assault you can make on the Tambopata Reserve and its buffer zone, he said in an interview. Its a blunt assault on nature in that reserve. In a previous study published in 2013, he and his colleagues cataloged that destruction between 1999 and 2012. They discovered that the area devoted to gold mining in Madre de Dios in 2012 was four times what it was in 1999, often tracking spikes in the price of gold over that time period. This new study picks up where the last one left off,

Protests over geothermal development heat up in Central Java "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

PURWOKERTO, Indonesia This January, the people of Karangtengah Village in Central Java were surprised to find that the river running past their homes had turned murky. Not only do the villagers rely on the Prukut River for freshwater, it also tumbles down in the scenic Cipendok Waterfall, the centerpiece of a local tourism industry. Before long, the villagers identified the source of the muck polluting the waterway: mud and debris from a once-forested plot of land that had been cleared to make way for a planned geothermal power plant in Baturraden, a tourist resort on the southern slopes of Mount Slamet. Indonesias geothermal dream Indonesia is hungry for electricity to help power its economy and raise living standards across the archipelago. The countrys electricity demand is projected to increase by an average of 9 percent per year to reach 328.3 terawatt hours (TWh) in 2020, double 2012 levels. As the government struggles to keep pace with demand, few options look more attractive than geothermal a 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year source of very low carbon energy that is available in abundance throughout the volcanic islands that form the Indonesian archipelago. The country is estimated to have geothermal capacity of more than 28,000 megawatts, the largest in the world. So far, this potential is largely untapped. Indonesia currently has installed capacity of 1,403 megawatts from geothermal fields in Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi. The government aims to expand that to 7,200 megawatts by 2025, making geothermal energy a key part of its plan

17:15

You will need to look twice at this picture to realise its not very, very rude indeed "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

So this guy was looking up spa hotels online when he thought hed stumbled on something totally different.

You can see where hes coming from, right?

Reminded us of this picture (no, its not very rude either. Just looks like it).

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17:08

15 Short Poems That Will Speak Volumes to Your Soul "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Poems come as they will. They come as they want when Im waking, eating, exercising, chatting with someone. Sometimes they come to me as a whole, sometimes a line. I think its one of the ways my soul communicates with me, I do my best to sit down and listen.

At the young age of 11, Nayyirah Waheed wrote her first poem for a community newspaper, an assignment given to her by her English teacher. This sparked a previously unknown passion within Waheed, a form of self-expression that she has since continued, growing into a powerful and inspirational poet and artist.

Waheed has published two books of poetry, salt in 2013, and Nejma in 2015. Initially, her poetry was criticized for not abiding by some of the traditional rules associated with poetry, but she now has a loyal following across her social media accounts and her poetry is being studied in classrooms around the world. Covering deep and sometimes controversial topics including identity, love, feminism, and race; Waheeds poetry touches its readers on a deep and personal level.

Here are 15 examples of Waheeds incredible artistry.

Interested in reading more? She can be found both on Instagram and Facebook, or visit her website.

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16:50

Total eclipse of the facts. Presenters devastating Trump takedown goes viral "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

So Donald Trump held another of his rallies in the US where he pretended to repeat his comments about Charlottesville but left out the bit about violence on many sides.

Here are the two versions, just in case you missed one of them.

And here is the devastating takedown of the so-called president by CNN presenter, Don Lemon.

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16:35

When you take a picture of the eclipse and it looks like a Game of Thrones advert "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Okay so we know youve probably had enough of the solar eclipse by now but seriously, just one more picture.

Boom.

You dont have to be a Game of Thrones fan to appreciate it, but it helps.

Oh, er, no, well, that wasnt what we were thinking.

Thank goodness, not just us.

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16:30

Gauguins Stirring First-Hand Account of What Actually Happened the Night Van Gogh Cut off His Own Ear "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Between two such beings as he and I, the one a perfect volcano, the other boiling too, inwardly, a sort of struggle was preparing.


Gauguins Stirring First-Hand Account of What Actually Happened the Night Van Gogh Cut off His Own Ear

Certain relationships are charged with an intensity of feeling that incinerates the walls we habitually erect between platonic friendship, romantic attraction, and intellectual-creative infatuation. One of the most dramatic of those superfriendships unfolded between the artists Paul Gauguin (June 7, 1848May 8, 1903) and Vincent van Gogh (March 30, 1853July 29, 1890), whose relationship was animated by an acuity of emotion so lacerating that it led to the famous and infamously mythologized incident in which Van Gogh cut off his own ear an incident that marks the extreme end of what Sir Thomas Browne contemplated, two centuries earlier, as the divine heartbreak of romantic friendship.

Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889

In February of 1888, a decade after Van Gogh found his purpose, he moved to the town of Arles in the South of France. There, he exploded into a period of immense creative fertility, completing more than two hundred paintings, one hundred watercolors and sketches, and his famous Sunflowers series. But he also lived in extreme poverty and endured incessant inner turmoil, much of which related to his preoccupation with enticing Gauguin whom he admired with unparalleled ardor (I find my artistic ideas extremely commonplace in comparison with yours, Van Gogh wrote) and who at the time was living and working in Brittany to come live and paint with him. Th...

16:21

I Told You Hed Come Good Says Emotional Australian Tennis Fan "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The fact that Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has admitted that he is enjoying playing tennis is a cause for celebration across the sport today. The undoubtedly talented 22-year-old has wowed long-suffering Australian tennis fans this week, despite losing his maiden Masters Series decider to Grigor Dimitrov but declared he was just happy []

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15:48

Whats In A Name? BMCHAIN Begins Monetizing Its Users Reputation "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The rapid maturation of the Blockchain market in 2017 is a result of a key desire to create value. Aiming to get value by monetizing the capabilities of anyone in the international community is BMCHAIN, a Blockchain-powered multifaceted platform which turns human capabilities into cash. Every component of the Blockchain ecosystem knows that there is Continue reading Whats In A Name? BMCHAIN Begins Monetizing Its Users Reputation

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15:35

GOOGLE SAVES THE WORLD AS THEY WANT IT "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Karl "hang 'em high" Denninger at Market Ticker gets it right about the Charlottesville debacle:

[IMG] Not only did the "alt-right" people have a permit the city attempted to revoke it and their action was struck down by a Federal Judge who granted an injunction against the city. The organizers not only requested and received the promise of public...

GOOGLE SAVES THE WORLD AS THEY WANT IT

15:33

Off grid - living in an RV (or smaller) full time "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I lived in a highly modified 19 foot trailer for most of a year in rural NV. Very pleasant, roomy even, for a singleton. It did have propane and electric service, staying warm isn't easy and going to work everyday meant staying ut.

So, what if you don't have to stay put? What if your are willing to boondock - AKA - go off grid?

(Edit to Add -- Several of these RV based folks have extensive solar setups, and do a good job of documenting to setup, power use, batteries and so...

Off grid - living in an RV (or smaller) full time

15:30

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Holding 100 SMA "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights ETH price after a sharp correction towards $290.00 against the US Dollar found support and moved higher. There was a break above a steep bearish trend line with resistance at $308 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The pair is currently well above the 100 hourly simple moving average Continue reading Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Holding 100 SMA

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15:30

Comic for 2017.08.23 "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic

New Research Reveals Why Avoiding Tuna Is Still a Good Idea "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

By Dr. Mercola

Fish has always been the best dietary source of the animal-based omega-3 fats EPA and DHA. While your body may be able to produce some of these fats, the process is relatively inefficient, so they are considered conditionally essential.1 This means to acquire sufficient amounts for optimal health, you need to consume the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA from your food.

Unfortunately, as the levels of pollution in the oceans have increased, so have the toxins you consume. If you arent choosy about where your fish is harvested, the pollutants in the fish may outweigh the benefits of the healthy fats. At the same time, many fish species have been overfished and dangerously depleted. Orange roughy is one example. A slow growing, deep water fish, they dont usually reproduce until age 20 and may live up to 149 years.2

In the 1980s the popularity of orange roughy exploded and led to driving it almost to extinction. In some areas, fishing for roughy has been restricted and scientists expect it to take many years for the population to recover, if it ever does. Farm-raised fish are also not the answer as they present problems for both the environment and the consumer.3

Raising fish in a confined area results in the same kind of waste pollution problems as land-based factory animal farms struggle with. Fish farms also reduce biodiversity, spread disease and sea lice, and contaminate water with pesticides. It is important to consider not only your health but also the impact on the environment when choosing seafood for your family.

Why Tuna Is Best Avoided

Historically, tuna has been a very popular fish, and among the most widely consumed. They are known for a distinctive flavor and versatility in the kitchen. There are at least 15 different species,4 but only five are commonly fished and eaten. Depending upon the species, the adults can weigh from 10 pounds up to 500 pounds. The largest is the Atlantic bluefin tuna that is migratory and can travel at great speeds o...

The Problem With Organic Hydroponics "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Hydroponically grown vegetables and berries are increasing in popularity. But is hydroponics a healthy, sustainable and organic way to grow food? Section 7 CFR 205.2051,2 of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) organic regulations require that your crop rotation plan maintains or improves soil organic matter. Since hydroponics does not involve the use of soil, it does not qualify for organic certification.

Despite such clear-cut distinctions in the law, the Organic Trade Association and the hydroponic lobby, led by the Coalition for Sustainable Organics, are pushing to rewrite organic rules to include hydroponics. They're also seeking to reform the National Organic Program (NOP), reduce the influence of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) and alter the composition of the NOSB to "improve trade representation."

They got their way, and the American people got voluntary "smart labels" in lieu of GMO labeling. In return, Roberts has become a strong supporter of the Coalition.

Hostile Takeover by Corporate Organics

As noted by Dave Chapman of Long Wind Farm in an article discussing the Coalition for Sustainable Organics' Congressional testimony in June:3

"We are witnessing an attempted hostile takeover of the National Organic Program The very fact that Congress was listening to a fringe group like the Coalition for guidance on organics is a clear sign that the organic community is in deep trouble

Melody Meyer, a spokesperson for United Natural Foods and one of the leading hydro lobbyists, has described the hydro battle as a conflict between two parts of the organic community: The Trade and the Movement. This is not an accurate description because the Coalition for Sustainable [Organics] has never been a part...

Is Chronic Fatigue Real? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating condition that affects up to 2.5 million Americans,1 incurring up to $51 billion in annual medical costs.2 There are actually a number of different names used for this condition, including myalgic encephalopathy/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS) and chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS).3 The most common designation is ME/CFS.

Without an ability to pinpoint a cause, many physicians have credited the condition to psychological roots. Reports of the condition were first published in the literature in 1934.4 It has only been very recently that researchers have found physiological commonalities between groups of individuals that has separated their symptoms from other comparable conditions.

Diagnostic changes have been discovered in gut bacteria and in brain tissue of individuals suffering from symptoms of ME/CFS. Now, scientists have found biomarkers in blood that correlate with ME/CFS symptoms. This combination of information puts researchers one step closer to finding a causative agent, and potentially improving treatment options.

What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Researchers have not found a reason for the symptoms of ME/CFS. A significant hurdle is the fact that symptoms can vary widely from one person to the next. However, the most common symptom is one of overwhelming exhaustion that gets worse with physical or mental activity, and does not get better with additional rest.5 Interestingly, you may not experience the full extent of the exhaustion until up to 48 hours after the activity.

Complications from the symptoms may also include depression, social isolation, increasing absences at work and lifestyle restrictions that are related to an inability to function at your activities of daily living.6

The condition affects people of all socioeconomic, ethnic and raci...

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Local jetski owner puts finishing touches on new house with home bar "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

MARINE DELPHENE | Local News | Contact A reformed dolphin poacher had a soft-opening for his home bar to mild fanfare overnight at his Betoota Hills residence. Situated on the ground floor of his recently-built Queenslander-inspired display home, Deverell Slacks told The Advocate that the entire build was centred around the bar and that the whole []

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15:29

They Just Swept it Under the Carpet: A 6-Week-Old Boy Was Accidentally Injected with Gardasil. What Happened Next Raises Plenty of Questions "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

The Topperwien family shaved their heads to support their son Chace going through conventional cancer treatment. PHOTO: Stuff.co.nz

 

 

15:24

Is China Hacking Our Ships? US Navy Suspects USS McCain Collision Was Caused By Cyber Attack "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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Tragedy struck the USS John S. McCain on Monday, when the destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Singapore, leaving 10 sailors missing and five injured. The US Navy is still struggling to find all of the remains of the missing sailors, and has ordered an operational pause for all naval fleets around the world as investigators try to figure out exactly why this terrible accident occurred.

Among the possible causes that are being looked into, one has a raised a few eyebrows. Over the summer there have been two accidental collisions involving the 7th fleet, and a total of 4 similar incidents this year. This has led some Navy officials to suspect that a cyber attack may have been responsible for the crash, as well as other recent Naval accidents.

The Navy has not ruled out an intentional action behind the latest deadly collision between a Navy destroyer and a merchant ship, the chief of naval operations told reporters Monday.

Thats is certainly something we are giving full consideration to but we have no indication that thats the caseyet, Adm. John Richardson, the CNO, said at the Pentagon.

But were looking at every possibility, so were not leaving anything to chance, he said.

Asked if that includes the possibility the electronic defenses on the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain were hacked in a cyber attack, Richardson said investigators will look into all possible causes.

Well take a look at all of that, as we did with the Fitzgerald, the four-star admiral said, referring to another Navy warship collision with a merchant ship in June near Japan.

So far the Navy has made it clear that there currently isnt any evidence that the neither USS McCain, nor any other naval vessel, has suffered from a cyber attack. However, there are quite a few top notch cyber security experts who think that all of these collisions probably have something in common.

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Whos Hacking Our Ships? US Navy Suspects USS McCain Collision Was Caused By Cyber Attack "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

uss-mccain

Tragedy struck the USS John S. McCain on Monday, when the destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Singapore, leaving 10 sailors missing and five injured. The US Navy is still struggling to find all of the remains of the missing sailors, and has ordered an operational pause for all naval fleets around the world as investigators try to figure out exactly why this terrible accident occurred.

Among the possible causes that are being looked into, one has a raised a few eyebrows. Over the summer there have been two accidental collisions involving the 7th fleet, and a total of 4 similar incidents this year. This has led some Navy officials to suspect that a cyber attack may have been responsible for the crash, as well as other recent Naval accidents.

The Navy has not ruled out an intentional action behind the latest deadly collision between a Navy destroyer and a merchant ship, the chief of naval operations told reporters Monday.

Thats is certainly something we are giving full consideration to but we have no indication that thats the caseyet, Adm. John Richardson, the CNO, said at the Pentagon.

But were looking at every possibility, so were not leaving anything to chance, he said.

Asked if that includes the possibility the electronic defenses on the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain were hacked in a cyber attack, Richardson said investigators will look into all possible causes.

Well take a look at all of that, as we did with the Fitzgerald, the four-star admiral said, referring to another Navy warship collision with a merchant ship in June near Japan.

So far the Navy has made it clear that there currently isnt any evidence that the neither USS McCain, nor any other naval vessel, has suffered from a cyber attack. However, there are quite a few top notch cyber security experts who think that all of these collisions probably have something in common.

Theres something more than just human error going on because th...

15:08

How Machines Learn: A Practical Guide "IndyWatch Feed Education"

You may have heard about machine learning from interesting applications like spam filtering, optical character recognition, and computer vision.

Getting started with machine learning is long process that involves going through several resources. There are books for newbies, academic papers, guided exercises, and standalone projects. Its easy to lose track of what you need to learn among all these options.

So in todays post, Ill list seven steps (and 50+ resources) that can help you get started in this exciting field of Computer Science, and ramp up toward becoming a machine learning hero.

Note that this list of resources is not exhaustive and is meant to get you started. There are many more resources around.

1. Get the necessary background knowledge

You might remember from DataCamps Learn Data Science infographic that mathematics and statistics are key to starting machine learning (ML). The foundations might seem quite easy because its just three topics. But dont forget that these are in fact three broad topics.

There are two things that are very important to keep in mind here:

  • First, youll definitely want some further guidance on what exactly you need to cover to get started.
  • Second, these are the foundations of your further learning. Dont be scared to take your time. Get the knowledge on which youll build everything.

The first point is simple: its a good idea to cover linear algebra and statistics. These two are the bare minimum that one should understand. But while youre at it, you should also try to cover topics such as optimization and advanced calculus. They will come in handy when youre getting deeper into ML.

Here are some pointers on where to get started if you are starting from zero:

Statistics is one of the keys to learning ML

If youre more into books, conside...

14:56

Linda Cryptocoin Launched with a Promise of Better ROI "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A Dogecoin-like Scrypt cryptocoin has been announced with a promise of better return on investment. Linda, a sweetly and beautifully titled cryptocurrency, proposes to offer over 70% of pure PoS block reward phase and 99% APR, which is favorable for investment. The bullish aspects attached to Linda is huge, for the coin has attractive features. Continue reading Linda Cryptocoin Launched with a Promise of Better ROI

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14:52

Is Vanilla JavaScript worth learning? Absolutely. "IndyWatch Feed Education"

The purpose of this post is to emphasize the importance of JavaScript fundamentals for every front-end developer. Im going to tell you why you should have a good knowledge of pure (Vanilla) JavaScript. This means JavaScript without any additional frameworks or libraries.

Ill also mention a couple of resources that helped me to learn these basics.

Another reason behind this post is that many aspiring web developers tend to skip learning core JavaScript concepts such as hoisting, closures, or prototypes. They go straight to the hottest frameworks such as React or Angular 2. Ill show you why this approach is not the most convenient one.

Everybody wants developers with knowledge of ${addTheHotFramework}

So, is there any reason why you should bother learning Vanilla JavaScript?

Its hard to become a strong developer without knowledge of the core of the language itself. Just as you need to understand fundamental principles of the law before you can jump into a particular field of law. This comparison is purely accidental.

I understand that the majority of aspiring web developers want to get hired as soon as possible. I wanted this as well.

It seems much easier to do a crash course on JavaScript basics, jump into some fancy framework, make a ToDo list (let a puppy die), upload it to GitHub, then start looking for a job.

but investing time in Vanilla JavaScript will pay off in the long run

Dont get me wrong here. I am not biased against JavaScript frameworks in any way. Its exactly the opposite. Many of them help you to write more readable and maintainable code. They let you write more abstract code that is often easier to debug.

But the JavaScript ecosystem is evolving pretty fast. New frameworks are being created. New functionalities are being added to the existing ones. And most important, many of todays hottest frameworks will eventually be replaced, such as Angular 1.

In such circumstances, do you still think that knowledge of a particular JavaScript framework is sufficient for a web developer?

Or is it better to understand how the language which all these libraries and frameworks are based on works under the hood?

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14:41

In5D Alternative News for August 23, 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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14:38

Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC/USD Remains Supported "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights Ethereum classic price after a minor decline found support near $13.60 against the US Dollar. There is a key ascending channel pattern with support at $14.00 forming on the hourly chart of ETC/USD (Data feed via Kraken). The price is also positioned well above the $14.00 support and the 100 hourly simple moving Continue reading Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC/USD Remains Supported

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14:35

Why Do Relationships End? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Laura Piquero, Guest writer, In5D.com I personally believe in soul contracts, but just like any other contract: they have an expiration date and they can be broken at ones will, because at the end of the day, they are just a piece of paper. Of course, the emotional weight we place in things like []

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14:34

Meanwhile at the Crow Fair: 81-Year-Old Twins Observe Historic Eclipse "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

81-year old twins Chuck and Margo Real Bird

Published August 23, 2017

CROW AGENCY, MONTANA On Monday, 81-year old twins Chuck and Margo Real Bird (Crow) took time out of enjoying the Crow Fair in Crow Agency, Montana to observe the historic eclipse. 

Margo is my Grandmother, my mothers mother. Thank you, I adore both of them, there the Real Bird familys elders, they complete the daily life of our family with guidance and presence they are a gift to us all, commented Diane H. Real Bird.

Photo used with permission from Diane H. Real Bird

Dennis Zotigh contributed to this story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14:33

Eclipsified leaf-gap shadows: nature reveals what the eye cannot observe directly "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest post by Alec Rawls With a weak sun well up in the clear blue sky yesterday morning I was thinking I should go punch a hole in some cardboard and project an upside down image of just how far sun was being eclipsed by the moon. Then I looked down and saw this: Wow,

14:32

Regarding Race RelationsLooking to the Future "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

New breed of racists with0ut sheets

Guest Commentary

Published August 23, 2017

By Aaron A. Payment, Chairperson, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Ignorance is bliss and the justification/excuse:

some of my best friends are [Black, Indian, Asian, etc.]

.probably isnt going to cut it anymore.

As a dark-skinned person and American Indian, I can attest to experiencing racism and discrimination directly. Members of my tribe the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians   experienced it directly through a Civil Rights case in the 1970s that we won. We were denied the most basic sanitation. I attended a segregated elementary school. Today, we operate the same school; it is not segregated and we like it that way.

Things are mostly good today in my home community. There is still some racial bias or prejudice in hiring and a latent under current but it is almost not noticeable.  We have Indian preference in employment at my Tribe but this is pursuant to federal law.  Nonetheless, we are the largest employer for both tribal and non-tribal alike. We appreciate our non-tribal team members as part of our larger tribal family.  In many cases, they are spouses, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relations.

Speaking of family, nearly all of my tribes citizens are mixed with other racial ethnic backgrounds.  A traditional principle in our beliefs (Anishinabe Biimaadziwin) is that we accept all aspects of ourselves including our mixed-race heritage. I am part White and I love my non-Native relatives equally. We share the same DNA and have the same grandparents after all.  How can one be whole while repudiating any aspect of their bloodline or self?

Some have difficulty understanding our tribal citizenry or membership. It is really no different from being a citizen of a city, township, county, state and US where the government exercises jurisdiction and you have inherent, civil, legal and Constitutional rights. The only difference is that American Indians have an additional level as reaffirmed (not bestowed) by the Supreme Court under the supreme law of the land the US Constitution.

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14:31

Danya Pigeon crowned 2017-18 Junior Miss Cherokee "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

2017-18 Junior Miss Cherokee Danya Pigeon receiving her crown from 2016-17 Junior Miss Cherokee Lauryn Skye McCoy.

Published August 23, 2017

TAHLEQUAH Sequoyah High School senior Danya Pigeon, of Hulbert, was crowned the 2017-18 Junior Miss Cherokee during the 26th annual leadership competition on Saturday.

For the next year, Pigeon will act as a goodwill ambassador for the tribe, promoting the government, language, history and traditions of the Cherokee people.

Cherokee Nation Deputy S. Joe Crittenden, 2017-18 Junior Miss Cherokee Danya Pigeon and Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker.

Three teens competed for the honor at the Tahlequah Armory Municipal Center in three categories: a cultural presentation, an impromptu question-and-answer, and a speech on their respective platform. Pigeon, 18, earned her crown and sash after giving a special presentation on Sequoyah and the Cherokee syllabary, giving her opinion on connecting citizens inside and outside of tribal jurisdiction, and speaking on her platform, alcohol abuse.

It has been a dream of mine to be Junior Miss Cherokee, and I would like to thank God for giving me this opportunity to serve the Cherokee Nation, Pigeon said.

Pigeon is the daughter of Tammy West and Walter Pigeon. She previously served in the Cherokee National Youth Choir and is currently a member of the Harvest Time Tabernacle youth group.

The Junior Miss Cherokee competition is held each year in conjunction with the Cherokee National Holiday. The 2017-18 Miss Cherokee competition is slated for 6 p.m....

14:30

New Frequencies Bring Unprecedented Opportunity For ALL To Shift Into An Expanded Consciousness "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Rosie Neal, Guest writer, In5D.com Nobody needs anything outside of themselves to get where we need to go. If people are looking outside of themselves to extraterrestrials, or anything for anything for that matter, to help with ascension, they need to take a good close look at the information theyre receiving with perfect discernment. []

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14:30

Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.0010 BTC = 4.16 USD
1.00 USD = 0.0002 BTC
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Mother Blamed for Babys Vaccine Injuries Baby Adopted Out as Parents Face Jail "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

In December 2013, in the State of Florida, Ms. Rebecca Wood gave birth to Javoni, a seven-pound baby boy with mild infant jaundice

Doctors assured her that jaundice was relatively common in newborns and told her that he would recover from the condition in a few days.

Although his health initially improved, his health deteriorated significantly within hours of receiving a series of routine vaccinations just eight weeks later.

Rebecca explained:


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14:00

Palace Coup As Deep State Generals Force Trump to WAR! "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The deep state has seized millions in profits from Steve Bannons Fidget Spinners

Internet Chronicle White House correspondents follow Steve Bannon as he was fired from the White House. Flicking an Alex Jones fidget spinner, Bannon boards the first flight out of Dulles to meet with Jones at Bohemian Grove.

The two men share a hot tub at Bohemian Grove as the reporters stand to the side, writing on legal pads with golden ink pens. Their hasty notes, venn diagrams, and economic calculations outline a vast conspiracy of power, and they stand at attention, scrutinizing the hideous fat old men as if they are pinholes into radiant Truth itself.

General McMaster, the new most powerful man on earth strides by to gloat. The NSA report showed what you were doing in the media was creating a lot of terror attacks by hyping ISIS. Your hands are bloody in Charlottesville, too. You wackos were in charge of the most powerful nation in all of history, and look what you did with it. I hope you take that to your grave.

Deep state imperialist! shouts Jones, sobbing into Steve Bannons shoulder. Its not fair. We were the best vampires, and taken out by a palace coup. Bannon strokes  Jones head. No Alex. We have the power. We still have the power. Bannon jams a syringe of methamphetamine into Jones, causing him to stand up and start flexing, shouting at the reporters and offensively clenching his nutsack at McMaster. Fuck you  and your fake news media, your Deep State. The people are going to rise up and this time well watch Bohemian Grove burn to the ground, bitch.

As his show begins the next day in signature meth addled, sleep-deprived rage mode, Jones shouts insults at the spit soaked microphone like its crawling with maggots.

Apparently some of you morons out there havent figured this out so let me make it clear. Theres no such thing as chemtrailing. Globalism is good for the average person, and big government means big democracy. Lets face it, Im only entertainment, people. IRONY. How stupid could you be? Thats all Infowars is, its a vehicle to increase my own personal power. Its a joke. And when I lie about the news, Im just throwin my weight around.

Donald Trump paid me, people. He paid me big time just by appearing on my show. Looking back, I wouldnt have done anything differently. I did the right thing and so did every listener of my show who voted for Donald Trump. But look, it didnt work out. They were just too powerful. Steve Ba...

14:00

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Back Bullish? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points Bitcoin cash price after trading as low as $533 against the US Dollar found support and traded higher. Yesterdays highlighted crucial descending channel pattern with resistance near $625 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken) was broken. The price is now following a bullish path and could trade above $720 Continue reading Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Back Bullish?

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13:59

Howard Was The Best PM We Ever Had Says Bloke Wearing Sleeveless Puffy Jacket "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A local bloke, who was barely even a teenager when John Howard was voted out of power, has today regurgitated his conservative fathers drunken golf rant that suggests the former Prime Minister was the greatest Australian leader in modern history. It is not yet known to the other punters at the Lord Kidman []

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13:56

30 Times Low Cost Cosplay Absolutely Nailed It "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 

Anucha Cha Saengchart aka Low Cost Cosplay has amassed a massive online following (2.77 million Facebook followers and counting) for his creative and downright hilarious budget cosplays (costume + role play).

For more, check out his wildly popular Facebook page!

 

 

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13:47

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 08/23/2017 Are More Bears Waiting Here? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin price is in correction mode after the latest drop and sellers might be ready to hop back in from here.

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13:40

Blockchain Making Private, Censorship-free Social Media Platforms Possible "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain technology may present the perfect solution for the woes facing the social media industry.

13:34

Old house or new house "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The old house is paid off, 2 small bed rooms and 1 I would call normal, a small full bathroom and a real small bathroom with shower, on a half acre and on the edge of the city.
It could work.
Would be perfect to ride out another 2008 economic down turn or marginally worse since it's paid off and the taxes are less than $300 (yes three hundred) per year and I can continue to hoard money and buy gold and silver.
Worse thing about it is it has easy access to a major road, makes it easy for...

Old house or new house

13:30

Fair trade for thee, but not for me "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Imagine what a Tesla or wind turbine would cost if the Left followed its own principles Paul Driessen Nobody wants to buy something that was made by exploiting someone else, Ben & Jerrys and Fair Trade co-founder Jerry Greenfield likes to tell us. Lets hope he doesnt drive an electric vehicle, doesnt use a laptop

13:30

Over 125 Victims Reveal Massive Child Molestation Conspiracy and Cover-Up Within USA Gymnastics "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A massive case involving over a hundred women and girls is shining a light on the horrid sexual abuse and cover-up taking place within the USA Gymnastics program.

For decades children were sacrificed and their abusers protected, according to one of the victims.

Last week, former gymnast Rachael Denhollander called for a regime change within the organization.

Denhollander is one of more than 125 victims, including US Olympic champion and three-time gold medalist, Aly Raisman, who are coming forward with evidence of cover-ups and abuse.


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13:16

Why was the Govt. Sending Bacteria into the Stratosphere During the Solar Eclipse? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Stillness in the Storm Editor) The following article was published the day before the eclipse. NASA released bacteria into the air on the day of the eclipse. 
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Related NASA Document Exposes Geoengineering As Tool For Climate Change

Source - The Mind Unleashed

by Cassius Methyl, August 20th, 2017

Tomorrow, NASA is set to release balloons holding bacteria into the sky at the time of the solar eclipse, allegedly to study how bacteria would respond to Mars surface. According to the Verge, NASA scientists are mailing students bacteria, that will be sent into the stratosphere on the exact path of the eclipse:
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13:14

Jims Mailbox "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The future of money is taking form, and it isnt $100 bills. It is bits, but not Bitcoin. Think about those hoards of drug and financial criminals money. Gone in 30 seconds! Federal Reserve Task Force: Ripple Improves Speed and Transparency of Global PaymentsJul 21, 2017 Today, after two years of work, the Federal Reserve...