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Saturday, 18 November

01:45

Daily Deals "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I would like this to be an on-going thread. Many times I will see deals spoke of in the shoutbox. I realize that some members never look in the shoutbox or scroll around and may miss a good sale/deal.

If members find a great sale on ammo, guns, food or a product that Survival Monkeys may find helpful, feel free to post it in here.

Todays deal that I found was:

Wise Company 140-Serving Ultimate Preparedness Pack...

Daily Deals

01:29

Why People Will Happily Line Up to be Microchipped Like Dogs "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Sosome people actually want to be microchipped like a dog. Theyre lining up for it. Theyre having parties to get it done. It if isnt available to them, theyre totally Read the rest

The post Why People Will Happily Line Up to be Microchipped Like Dogs appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

01:23

New Zealand PM lauded for perfect Trump comeback "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Donald Trump had this to say when he met the prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.

And this is what happened next.

As opposed to oh yes, we remember.

This is how Ardern described her encounter.

I was waiting to walk out to be introduced at the east Asia summit gala dinner, where we all paraded and while we were waiting, Trump, in jest, patted the person next to him on the shoulder, pointed at me and said, This lady caused a lot of upset in her country, talking about the election.

...

01:20

Look at the kitty! Pranksters force milk-lapping footage on unsuspecting Times Square tourists "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
One of the many legacies of the experimental art movements of the middle of the last century has been a heightened tolerance for weird site-specific art nonsense. The Fluxus folks certainly come to mind in that regard, as do the works of artists as varied as

01:18

Emporia at Tenterden Christmas Market "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This time next week well be set up on the streets of Tenterden and taking part in their fabulous Christmas Market. Running over Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November, the Tenterden Christmas Market kicks off the festive season in that little corner of Kent, with a lantern parade and the big lights switch on taking []

01:16

React Pattern: Centralized PropTypes "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Avoid repeating yourself by centralizing PropTypes

Grand Central Station, New York, NY

There are three popular ways to handle types in React: PropTypes, TypeScript and Flow. This post is about PropTypes, which are currently the most popular.

Since PropTypes provide type warnings at runtime, its helpful to be as specific as possible.

  • Component accepts an object? Declare the objects shape.
  • Prop only accepts a specific list of values? Use oneOf.
  • Array should contain numbers? Use arrayOf.
  • You can even declare your own types. AirBnB offers many additional PropTypes.

Heres a PropType example:

https://medium.com/media/e019278c6f44de68391613cd427f60bf/href

In real apps with large objects, this quickly leads to a lot of code. Thats a problem, because in React, youll often pass the same object to multiple components. Repeatin...

01:01

80 Reasons to Amazon Smile and Donate to Autism Age! "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Hi, friends. We're in the middle of our November $5,000 matching gift fundraising event for Autism Age - which is the non-profit organization that publishes Age of Autism every day. $10,000 is a whole lot of money to us! Your...

01:01

You Need Some "Me" Time: Experts Say 15 Minutes of Solitude Every Day Eases Stress and Anxiety "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Zoey SkyThe fast-paced nature of life can wear you down, and stress caused by work and other matters can negatively impact your physical and mental health. However, according to a recent study, taking 15 minutes of me time daily can help manage your stress and anxiety.
Read more

01:00

These Stones Come to Life with Clever Sculptural Effects "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Jos Manuel Castro Lpez accomplishes the seemingly impossible: sculpting stone to look like soft putty or liquid.

Read more on MAKE

The post These Stones Come to Life with Clever Sculptural Effects appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

01:00

The Vivacious Presence of Parrots in Dutch Golden Age Painting "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Caspar Netscher, Caspar Netscher, Woman Feeding a Parrot, with a Page (1666), oil on panel (courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund)

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry now at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, includes a 1666 painting by Caspar Netscher of a woman offering a parrot a snack. The work, one of around 70 pieces from the Dutch Golden Age on view, was recently acquired by the museum.

I walked into the conservation studio, not knowing about the acquisition, and I saw it sitting out there. I said, I own that bird!' Kristen Gonzalez, the curatorial assistant in the Department of Northern Baroque Paintings, told Hyperallergic. So I was really interested to look more at Dutch genre paintings. That got me on this research path to look at them from the perspective of an art historian and someone who lives with these creatures.

Gonzalez has an African Grey parrot, not unlike the one in the 17th-century painting, and that familiarity made her perceive the painted birds as more than solely symbols. In an online feature called More than Mimicry: The Parrot in Dutch Genre Painting, she explored the significance of the parrots as metaphors, and their presence as intelligent animal companions. For the latter, she drew on Dr. Irene Pepperbergs animal cognition studies on African Greys. On November 20, Gonzalez will give a talk at the museum about her research, which is part of a...

01:00

Silencing Sexual Harassment Complaints in Pakistan and the US "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

All hell broke loose online in Pakistan this winter after their first Oscar winner, Sharmeen Obaid, tweeted a complaint against a doctor who sent an unsolicited friendship request on Facebook to her sister following an E.R. visit. Sharmeens tweet provoked a firestorm of debate amongst Pakistani social media users, who shared a picture of Sharmeen posing with American film producer Harvey Weinstein as proof of Sharmeens double standards on sexual harassment.

Sharmeen Obaid, World Economic Forum (via Wikimedia Commons)

Sharmeen is not the first Pakistani to incite calls to violence by going public about abuse. Member of Parliament Ayesha Gulalai received severe and terrifying censure from social media trolls for her public accusations of sexual harassment against former-cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. Similar critiques have also been used against Malala Yusufzai, Pakistans only woman Nobel laureate, when social media users suggested that photographs of her at Oxford University wearing a bomber jacket and jeans, under a modest headscarf, looked just like porn actress Mia Khalifa.

These issues are not limited to Pakistan alone, of course. Digital harassment has been a prominent issue in the United States as well, and the tactics trolls use to challenge women who speak out about harassment are strikingly similar in both countries. Trolls in both contexts deploy words like feminazi, or man-hater, accusing women of exaggerating, attention-seeking, or of trivializing real cases of abuse to further their own taste for drama. They create fake Facebook or Twitter accounts in the name of a woman (or other abused person) going public, using these accounts to post humiliating status updates or embarrassing personal details about the survivor. Women in both cases are quickly accused of being traitors, airing their dirty laundry on a global stage with implications for the reputation of their social groups or organizations.

Comparing American and Pakistani harassment cases highlights how geographically distant and culturally different locations draw on similar...

00:58

What Will Become Of The Old People "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

by Lint Picker

Much has been written about caring for the young in our society during difficult times, but what will become of the old people?

We all know old people. Either we have elderly parents or grandparents or neighbors, or we are the elderly. Have you ever contemplated what you would do for (or to) the elderly in a SHTF scenario or during TEOTWAWKI? I have. Would you abandon them and save yourself? Or would you risk your own wellbeing in order to help them? Its a tough call and one that should be considered BEFORE things spiral out of control any further. Here are my thoughts on the...

Read the whole entry... ...

00:49

La Nia Advisory Issued. Milder and Drier This Winter? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This La Nia is expected to be relatively weak and short-lived. Typically, warmer- and drier-than-normal conditions occur over the South Central U.S. during a La Nia winter. The below image shows the average difference (anomaly) in rainfall for weak La Nia winters (December-January-February). Only years were used that had an Oceanic Nio Index (one of the indices NOAA uses to assess El Nio or La Nia events) of -1.0C or less. NOAA considers anything -0.5C or less as a La Nia....

La Nia Advisory Issued. Milder and Drier This Winter?

00:46

Some Stockholm commuters are irritated by menstruation-themed subway art "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
Anyone whos ever been to Stockholm has probably gotten at least a taste of the remarkably vibrant artistic concepts that define many of the citys subway stations. A bunch of the stations are incredibly distinctivemy favorite was the Solna Centrum station on the blue line, executed by Anders berg and...

00:40

Salvador Dals hilarious lesson in proper English speech "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Echo number four (via Discogs)
 
One of the nice people I met at the Revolting Cocks and Meat Beat Manifesto show last weekend kept telling me about an instructional record Salvador Dal made, demonstrating the proper way to speak English. I think...

00:35

Visa Launches First Phase of Blockchain B2B Payments "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Credit card giant Visa has launched the trial phase of its business-to-business payments system built with blockchain startup Chain.

00:30

Activist Spreads HPV Awareness, HPV "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

LANSING, Mich. Activist and Human Papillomavirus carrier Trent Morgan has spent the last four years raising awareness about HPV while simultaneously spreading it to multiple unsuspecting partners, pissed off sources confirmed.

We met on Plenty of Fish. I thought his bio was interesting, said Laura Bergman, who encountered Morgan in April. We got drinks, and one thing led to another but then, I woke up next to a pamphlet about Podofilox, and I saw he blocked me on Facebook.

Morgan, a 26-year-old whose LinkedIn lists his most recent accomplishment as graduating from the School of Hard Knocks, acknowledged that not everyone agrees with his extreme techniques.

Look, Im a doer, said Morgan. People have always taken issue with uncommon methods of activism. People lost their shit when Gandhi stopped eating and fuck, you know? Im on my feet all day handing out literature about a disease Im rampantly spreading by night. Some guys would leave without saying anything, but I let these women know two things: that I have a severe latex allergy, and they should get a Pap smear.

All of Morgans former sexual partners reported theyd been completely aware of HPV and its side effects before encountering him.

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At first, I was really upset, but you cant say his methods are ineffective, said Jacqui Moore, another woman whod spent an evening with Morgan. A year ago, I just had a casual knowledge of the disease now, Im basically an expert. Im in, like, three group chats about it. Well, theyre mostly for keeping tabs on [Morgan], but HPV comes up a lot, too.

Despite over one dozen women in greater Michigan registering formal complaints about Morgan, he remained steadfast in his work.

14 million people are newly infected every year, said Morgan. In fact, 100% of the girls Ive slept with now report having HPV. That is so fucked.

When asked about his plans for the future, Morgan expressed willingness to expand his scope.

People ask, how can I keep doing this to people? I cant walk away until this problem is addresse...

00:27

Do you want to learn more about React? Lets build and then play a game. "IndyWatch Feed Education"

When I teach React to beginners, I start by introducing them to the React API. Then I have them build a simple browser game after that. I think this is a good introduction strategy, because a simple game usually has a small state and, in most cases, no data dependencies at all. Learners get to focus entirely on the React API itself. The official React tutorial is a simple Tic-Tac-Toe game, which is an excellent choice.

Building simple game apps beats building abstract (and todo) apps on so many levels. I have always been against the use of abstract foo-bar types of examples, because they lack context and engagement.

Learners need to like what they are building. They need to accomplish something at the end of each phase in their learning journey. They need to make design decisions and see progress on features they can relate to.

Please note that this article is not a beginners tutorial. I will be assuming that you know the basics of React. If you are absolutely new to React, start by writing your first React component and then learn the fundamental concepts of React.

The Target Sum Game: Pick the set of challenge numbers that sum to the target 42 within 10 seconds

I named the game we are going to build in this article The Target Sum. It is a simple one: you start with a random number in the header, the target (42 in the screenshot above), and a list of random challenge numbers below that target (the six numbers in the screenshot above).

Four of the six random numbers used above (8, 5, 13, 16) add up exactly to the target sum of 42. Picking the correct subset of numbers is how you win the game.

Wanna play a few rounds? Click the Start button below:

https://medium.com/media/8a93f032b875ee96a0d710ef0067f1db/href

Were you able to win? I am SO bad at this game.

Now that you know what we are going to build, lets dive right in. Dont worry we will build this game in small increments, one step at a time.

Step #1: initial markup and styles

It is a good idea...

00:25

ING Creates Wall Street Friendly Blockchain Solution "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

ING has developed a zero-knowledge proof that is supposed to ensure anonymity when transacting on a Blockchain.

00:01

A Vision for Star Family & Earth IntegrationWill you help? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


by Naomi Cook,

I want to start openly discussing my vision regarding preparations for welcoming members of our star families and cosmic neighbours to integrate here on Earth and therefore pave the way for Earths integration into the Galactic and Intergalactic Community.
Read more

00:00

Maker Spotlight: Aidan Leitch "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Aidan Leitch has always enjoyed building things. He started with Legos, before making 3D video games, and finally settling on 3D printing.

Read more on MAKE

The post Maker Spotlight: Aidan Leitch appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

00:00

sewing: flannel christmas pajamas "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This post is written by Brooke of Olivers Fancy.

We have a tradition every year where I try to make handmade pjs for Christmas Eve. I was doing some research on what fabric I wanted to use this year when I came across this Kaufman mammoth flannel. And the lightbulb went off- flannel Christmas pajamas would be perfection!

I love all the Mammoth flannel but this flannel in red is particularly perfect for Christmas.

I used the Parsley Pants pattern for all three boys pants. This is a great basic kid pants pattern, and I love using it. It does start at 2t so I did some guestimating on sizing it down to an 18 month size pant for Charlie, and it mostly worked.

I should have allowed a little more room for the big diaper bum so theyre a bit tight in his hip area but not unwearably so.

The big boys are wearing a size 5 and 7 I did size up for each of them because I want these to fit all winter. You can tell theyre nice and roomy, but I think they look super comfy! I love this little patch pocket I added to the back for some fun contrast.

Oh, and Rachael even sent me some elastic for the waistbands. Did you know she has elastic in her shop? I didnt and now Im super pumped to know that because its so convenient to just order the elastic with my fabric!

...

00:00

I May Disagree with Your Bawitdaba Da Bang Da Bang Diggy Diggy Diggy, but I Will Defend with My Life Your Right to Shake the Boogie Said up Jump the Boogie "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Never in history has the First Amendment been at risk more than it is today. From a president who openly mocks the concept of a free press to campuses that wont let noted intellectuals like Ann Coulter speak, its now more important than ever to speak out for our American ideals.

America is slipping, my friends, but we can do something. Its about time we stand together and say, unequivocally: I may disagree with your bawitdaba da bang da bang diggy diggy, but I will defend with my life your right to shake the boogie said up jump the boogie.

We may not get each other. Whether youre a freak, a topless dancer, or a crackhead: you deserve just as much respect as a crooked cop or a bastard at the IRS. Dont let anyone tell you to turn down your music. Good men and women for hundreds of years have died for your right to pack your car with speakers. And God knows I know just as many heroes wearing a badge and putting in the hours on the beat as I do down at the methadone clinic.

Why then, is there such a gulf between us?

Related: New Kid Rock Album Served Between Two Fried Chicken Patties

 

Step Papa Roach a Little Younger and Cooler

 

Over the past 20 years weve all picked a direction and walked away from each other. We can hardly stand the sight of the horrors that are ravaging small-town America. It doesnt even matter if your veins are punctured, if you show up dressed a certain way, theyll throw you right out of an Applebees.

Who you shake the boogie said up jump the boogie with is no one elses business. Just be kind to yourself. At the end of the day, when you shake the boogie said up jump the boogie, all I ask is that you get in the pit and try to love someone.

 

(Up Jump YOUR boogie with just buy our shirts ):

00:00

Caught Our Notice: Profoundly sorry researcher retracts Alzheimers-DDT paper "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Title: Immune response cytokines as potential biomarkers for DDT induced neurodegeneration What Caught Our Attention:  Does exposure to pesticides such as DDT influence the onset of Alzheimers? Hard to say, especially after a researcher retracted a recent paper purporting to find a link in mice, a few months after a press release was issued about the []

The post Caught Our Notice: Profoundly sorry researcher retracts Alzheimers-DDT paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

00:00

Hopelessly Devoted to Woo: TLC and Forbes Bring Us Yet Another Celebrity Healer "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Endorsed by journalists and studied by academic medicine, bogus celebrity energy healer Charlie Goldsmith now has his own television program. In other words, it's just another day at Science-Based Medicine.

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Friday, 17 November

23:58

Mystery surrounds $450M da Vinci painting "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Picture
The 500-year-old painting, which sold for a record-breaking sum at auction, has a few peculiarities.
Source: 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk

23:58

Nasdaq Files For Blockchain-Based Asset Ownership "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Nasdaq continues moving toward Blockchain technology as the company files another patent - this time related to asset ownership tracking.

23:39

After Iran-Iraq earthquake, seismologists work to fill in fault map of the region "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

With a magnitude of 7.3, the November 12, 2017 earthquake that shook the border region between Iran and Iraq is among the largest ever recorded in this area. Seismologists know it resulted from the pressure built up between the colliding Arabian and Eurasian plates...... Read more

23:36

The Right Price for Saving the Planet Depends on the Energy Form "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The controversial US energy panel at COP23 was over, and people began pouring out of the room at the climate conference in Bonn. While most panelists left, nuclear engineer Lenka Kollar from NuScale stayed and gave interviews to several camera Continue reading

23:33

Kp Message 11-17-17 Holy Crap These Energies are Rampant (-ly upward moving (dammit!) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Thats right. Ive felt very prodded a few times today. By the energies of: awakening to variety of things, waking up to old patterns that still want releasing, new intentions for the body, mind, Spirit, what next steps will likely be, and a whole load of other things. Almost none of these had anything to do with the planet as a whole, but yet each is extremely important to the Ascension process of the planet as a whole, and in the end, has everything to do with the planet as a whole.

This is a Spiritual Journey (dammit), whether we like it or not. We can say Trump this, Hillary that, Galactics this, cabal that. But its all within, and to me it means continuing to release the old, embrace the new (paradigms, I mean), and to stop bitching and moaning about things are changing.

Theres no doubt in my mind that we are in an Cosmic Energetic Ascension Encouraging cloud right now. And we can either align with its Higher Frequencies, or get freaked out by them.

I believe Im choosing the former at least most of the time.

Lets have some fun with this Baby!!!

Aloha, Kp


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23:31

Gives a whole new meaning to Animal Hospital "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Breaking news from the Metro newspaper, which reports that a man was taken to hospital after he got an eel stuck up his anus while he was drunk.

He refused to tell doctors how it got there.

Doctors said the Asian swamp eel had wriggled its way up the mans body and was causing a serious obstruction.

The eel a delicacy in coastal China was eventually removed from the mans body and he is now recovering in hospital.

The eel, removed at a hospital in eastern China, will be dining out on this story for weeks.

23:30

Why Amazon Is Buying Up All Those Cryptocurrency URLs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

People really want Amazon to get into cryptocurrency. Amazon-watchers have shivered with anticipation as the company bought web domains like amazonbitcoin.com, even though the site has never done more than redirect to Amazons main page. But a new wave of purchases has observers keyed up all over again. This time the acquired URLs are amazonethereum.com, amazoncryptocurrency.com, and amazoncryptocurrencies.com. Whats going on?

The easy answer is brand protection. Anyone whos worked on a political campaign knows the virtue of over-hoarding web addresses that could be used in any conceivable way to tarnish, mock, or otherwise weaken the candidate and his or her public image. Amazon can certainly afford to collect as many potentially brand-diluting or revenue-reducing domains as seems reasonable. With cryptocurrency now penetrating the consciousness of ordinary people, now is a decent time as any to scoop up a few more destinations would-be customers might go.

The sexier answer is Amazon wants to be ready to jump with a moments notice into accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, you name it. Now that cryptocurrencies have made a pretty good claim to durabilityeven if their prices might fluctuate speculativelythe next big economic question is which institutions are going to muscle in first, if any.

Cryptocurrency Isnt a Good Platform for Commerce

Wall Street is too divided on the wisdom of crypto. Sovereign wealth hasnt shown enough interest. As far as we can tell, the financial powers that be are not going to transform the status and usefulness of Bitcoin and company anytime soon.

That leaves the playing field open for significant private entrants. Here you have your ideological benefactors, heavyweight speculators, bitcoin miners, and your international renegades, building up sudden, significant wealth they want to keep relatively free from global or national regulatory systems.

But there are limits to what cryptocurrency can do for the people poised to wield the most outsized control over it. Bitcoin, for instance, is a kludgy way to pay for most goods and services. Its much better and more conveniently used as a place to park wealth (assuming those exchange rates stay high). Its also a stupid way to try to participate in off the grid commerce. Thanks to the blockchain, you do not want to try paying for that suitcase full of heroin you bought on the dark web using Bitcoin.

So even though cryptocurrency is destined to remain an above-board commercial platform, its not a very good platform for commerce as currently structured. That means its not terribly attractive to a heavyweight company like Amazon that could freely wade into the status quo crypto space. So, again, whats going on?

Or Maybe Theyre Serious

Cryptocurre...

23:30

Up and Away? Bitcoin Price Eyes $8,000 Or Higher "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin has staged a remarkable "V" shaped recovery from the last week's lows near $5,500, and may be looking at new highs ahead.

23:25

The Toxins in our Brain & the Essential Oils that can Actually Help. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

One of the biggest dangers to our health is the contamination of the

23:25

End Point Pangaea (Working Title) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

So here's my latest. It's about ready to go to the publisher, and as usual, I'll be taking down all but a short sample once it publishes. This one was written as part of a package deal. When I sent them the proposal for the Chucklers series, they said they liked the writing and the story, but that it didn't really fit their "normal" readership. Still, they said they would take it as long as I would also agree to write at least two books in one of their niche sub-genres. Those niches...

End Point Pangaea (Working Title)

23:21

The freeCodeCamp Podcast is live. Here are 6 episodes you can binge-listen now. "IndyWatch Feed Education"

The freeCodeCamp Podcast is now live. You can go binge-listen to the first 6 episodes in Apple iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you want.

Well publish new episodes every Monday, so remember to subscribe.

You can help our podcast get up to 88 miles-per-hour by leaving us a 5-star review. 

Heres a list of the first six episodes:

Episode 1: How I went from Selling Food in the Street to Working as a Developer at Companies, Part 1Learning to Code

Art by Sebastian Navas

Listen on Apple iTunes | Listen on Google Play | Listen in browser

Episode 2: How I went from Selling Food in the Street to Working as a Developer for Top Tech Companies, Part 2The Interview

Art by Sebastian Navas

Listen on Apple iTunes | Listen on Google Play | Listen in browser

Episode 3: How I went from Selling Food in the Street to Working as a Developer for Top Tech Companies, Part 3First Week on the Job

Art by Sebastian Navas

Listen on Apple iTunes |...

23:01

Rare 1915 Film Shows Claude Monet at Work in His Famous Garden at Giverny "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Long ago, we showed you some startling footage of an elderly, arthritic Pierre-Auguste Renoir, painting with horribly deformed hands. Today we offer a more idyllic image of a French Impressionist painter in his golden years: Claude Monet on a sunny day in his beautiful garden at Giverny.

Once again, the footage was produced by Sacha Guitry for his project Ceux de Chez Nous, or "Those of Our Land." It was shot in the summer of 1915, when Monet was 74 years old. It was not the best time in Monet's life. His second wife and eldest son had both died in the previous few years, and his eyesight was getting progressively worse due to cataracts. But despite the emotional and physical setbacks, Monet would soon rebound, making the last decade of his life (he died in 1926 at the age of 86) an extremely productive period in which he painted many of his most famous studies of water lilies.

At the beginning of the film clip we see Guitry and Monet talking with each other. Then Monet paints on a large canvas beside a lily pond. It's a shame the camera doesn't show the painting Monet is working on, but it's fascinating to see the great artist all clad in white, a cigarette dangling from his lips, painting in his lovely garden.

Note: This beautiful clip and post originally appeared on our site in 2012.

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23:00

Art Movements "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (c.1500), oil on panel, 25 7/8 x 18 in.(65.7 x 45.7 cm) (courtesy Christies)

Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world. Subscribe to receive these posts as a weekly newsletter.

Salvator Mundi (c. 1500) sold at Christies for $450,312,500 (inc. buyers premium) after just under 20 minutes of bidding, becoming the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. Christies hired an outside PR firm for the first time in order to conduct its marketing campaign branded The last da Vinci which included a video of viewers stunned in awe before the painting. The record price was set despite concerns regarding the precise attribution of the work from figures like Michael Daley, Frank Zllner, and Jerry Saltz. A Guardian article published last month regarding Walter Isaacsons new biography of Leonardo was later revised with an editors note explaining that the piece is the subject of a legal complaint made on behalf of Christies International Plc. Isaacson subsequently took to ...

23:00

Mrs May safe and sound under house arrest by Zimbabwean Generals "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Britains chaotic government needs order restored to it, which is why, now we have the Mugabe situation under control, we are taking over the British government. So said Major General Sibusiso Moyo after landing scores of Zimbabwean tanks in Dover in the early hours of yesterday morning, before heading to Whitehall, despite roadworks on the A2.

We have to save Mrs May from the criminals around her, continued Major General Moyo.  Especially the fat albino one and the oily squeaky one with glasses.  Many others in her government face legal proceedings or have fled, so regard this as a gentle offer of international aid, not a military coup.  Mrs May is safe and sound in No 10 Downing Street although we understand her husband Mr Philip Hammond may have fled to somewhere called The Isle of Wight.

In a joint broadcast with the A to ZBC Major General Sibusiso Moyo said to listeners in the UK and Africa:  It is my honour to save Britain from itself.  It is a land where sex greed and corruption have long run rampant, with a failing leader whose garish clothes and weak image in public tells the story of a dangerously vulnerable government about to enter into a catastrophic phase with its neighbours.  Meanwhile ordinary citizens are burned out of tower blocks and face unprecedented food shortages after migrant workers are being told they can no longer work on white-owned farms.

 

23:00

Fuel Problems (BR Podcast 56) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Engine problems, and fuel problems in particular, are soooo frustrating to try to figure out. Tips and tricks that we've learned.

23:00

Reflections on Life with PANDAS at Thanksgiving "IndyWatch Feed Health"

November 17, 2017 Just returned from Orlando where I endured four days at Disney World, including one MASSIVE breakdown at Epcot (him, not me), a flaring hip, a room that reeked of Glade Plug-in disgustingness, and then a kid with Continue reading

The post Reflections on Life with PANDAS at Thanksgiving appeared first on The Thinking Moms' Revolution.

23:00

GDAX Will Support the Limited SegWit2x Hard Fork After all "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The SegWit2x hard fork has been very contentious, to say the very least. Initial support started dwindling pretty quickly. Moreover, the developers informed the world this plan was canceled not too long ago. It seems that situation has come to change as well. A few community members will still attempt to go ahead with this fork in a few hours. As a result, GDAX will disable Bitcoin transactions and make funds available to users. An interesting development, to say the very least.

It is uncanny how the SegWit2x debacle is still not over. A lot of people were relieved when the developers scrapped their initial plans. A few hours later, someone mentioned the community would still go ahead with this fork. There are still a few miners supporting it. How all of this will play out over the next 48 hours, remains to be determined. There is a lot of confusion regarding this development, which is only understandable.

GDAX Doubts SegWit2x Will Survive

GDAX has announced their stance regarding this fork. First of all, Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals will be disabled 6 hours before the fork. This event is scheduled to take place later today at around 2 AM. Preventing users from sending funds to the wrong chain is the companys main priority. It is unknown what type of replay protection SegWit2x will offer in its current iteration. Trading on GDAX will not be affected by this change, though.

Assuming the chain is valid, the company will support the B2X tokens as well. There is no reason to believe this will become the majority chain later today, but one never knows. A lot of strange things have happened in the Bitcoin world as of late. This new fork will create even more tension among Bitcoin supporters. Do keep in mind trading of B2X will not be supported by the company right away, if ever. It certainly creates an incentive for people to buy Bitcoin right now.

Should the chain be unusable, there is no plan for B2X support whatsoever. GDAX wont even allow withdrawals of the currency either in that case. It is still possible they would allow trading later on, depending on whether or not the chain survives. Rest assured a lot of people will keep an eye on the SegWit2x chain in the coming hours. It...

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Recommended: Francesco Chiapperinis InSight Paradigm Shift "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

  Paradigm Shift is the pattern of sharp images melting into alien shapes, and then reuniting again as something no less vivid, no less stunning than before, and also still vaguely familiar.  Guitarist Simone Lobina drives the scorched earth melody of France Mon Amour, etching it onto the face of the tune, and even after he []

22:51

JPMorgan Guilty of Money Laundering, Tried To Hide Swiss Regulator Judgement "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The worlds largest investment bank is guilty of money laundering, despite calling Bitcoin a fraud.

22:47

Doncaster council asks public to name its gritters and its todays best thing "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Undeterred by all that Boaty McBoatface palaver, someone at Doncaster council thought it would be a good idea to do this. And youll be very glad they did.

Heres how the semi-finals went. Theres four of them, but, well, anyway.

22:44

WATCH: Cop Snaps in a Fit of Road Rage, Drags Man from Car, Beats Him to a Pulp for No Reason "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


WATCH: Cop Snaps in a Fit of Road Rage, Drags Man from Car, Beats Him to a Pulp for No Reason

Disturbing dashcam footage showing a cop senseless beat a young man for no reason has become the subject of an ACLU report and subsequent lawsuit.


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St. Paul, MN Dashcam video of a senselessly violent assault by a cop on a then 21-year-old Laotian American was released earlier this year and quickly became the subject of an ACLU report and subsequent lawsuit. The video shows Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force Agent Joe Joswiak stop Anthony Promvongsa in Worthington, Minnesota and immediately begin a violent attack.

This week, the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed an excessive force lawsuit against the Worthington Police Department, the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force and the City of Worthington along with a number of individual officers on behalf of their client, Anthony Promvongsa a local Worthington resident. Promvongsa was assaulted by Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force Officer Joe Joswiak in Worthington in 2016.

The beating was captured on another officers dashcam who is caught disabling the audio to cover up Joswiaks insanely violent fury.


According to police, Promvongsa was d...

22:35

After Slamming Bitcoin As A Money Laundering Tool, JPMorgan Busted For Money Laundering "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

After Slamming Bitcoin As A Money Laundering Tool, JPMorgan Busted For Money Laundering from ZeroHedge TDC Note Did they overlook the funding of terrorist? Still no arrest, no indictment, no further investigation, no prison time. We need some rope...

The post After Slamming Bitcoin As A Money Laundering Tool, JPMorgan Busted For Money Laundering appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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This guy has read Michael Flatleys autobiography so you dont have to and heres the funniest bits "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Enjoy this epic 45 tweet thread from @demarionunn who has done all this hard work of digesting Michael Flatleys terrible autobiography into digestible morsels just for you.

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22:30

Friends Don't Let Friends Do Bad Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Our duty to users doesn't end when they leave our site or app. Behaviors learned from us guide interactions with other services, writes Dan Elitzer.

22:30

RepuX Announces Upcoming Token Generation Event for its Blockchain-Backed, Data Sharing and Rewards Platform "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Krakw, Poland; November 17th, 2017 RepuX released its white paper today outlining its Ethereum-backed platform for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to earn rewards for sharing data on a decentralized network. Developers can use the data provided by SMEs to build Decentralized Applications (Dapps) that can then be sold back to SMEs to grow their businesses. This system of exchange and rewards enabled by the RepuX protocol forms the foundation for a new, peer-to-peer, data-sharing ecosystem.

In todays digital economy, data is gold. Software developers need access to data in order to build better applications for businesses. RepuX incentivizes SMEs to share data through the tokenization enabled by blockchain technology. Because trust is a consequence of blockchain technology, RepuX can overcome the lack of trust between anonymous actors in peer-to-peer networks. In the current data ecosystem, businesses are beholden to third parties for data set verification, which is both inefficient and costly. RepuX addresses this issue with participant-provided reputation values assigned to data sets. Reputation incentivizes data sellers to be honest and provide the highest quality data sets.

Eliminating the need for trust between actors on the network could significantly reduce fraud while simultaneously enable a spectrum of potential advancements in areas such as insurance, international trade, and micro loans. RepuX returns value to user data and bridges the digital divide between those who have easy access to machine learning data-sets and those who dont. Industries and businesses that stand to benefit from applications integrated with the RepuX protocol include, medical records, Electronic Point of Sale EPOS, Credit Scoring, Ecommerce and International Trade, Advertising and Online content, Big Data, and Archival Databases, amongst others.

RepuX intends to launch a Token Generation Event (TGE) in early 2018. 300 million RepuX tokens will be offered for sale by RepuX Limited through a pre-sale and the RepuX Foundation during the public ICO. The RepuX Token is an ERC23 token, which will be the only method to pay for and sell services on the RepuX platform. RepuX tokens can be purchased during the ICO with a transfer of ETH or BTC as well as via wire transfer for the pre-sale.

To schedule an interview, please contact Nikki Brown at Melrose PR; nikki(at)melrosepr(dot)com or call (310) 260-7901.

About RepuX

RepuX is a blockchain-backed protocol and platform for SMEs to earn rewards for sharing data on a secure, decentralized network. The RepuX platform anonymizes data and maintains quality through reputation scores determined by purchasers. Industries that sta...

22:29

Panasonic G9 | Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f:2.8 | Autofocus Speed Demo "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Panasonic Preorder links: Panasonic G9 at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. FocusCamera. Wex UK. Leica 200mm lens at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. FocusCamera. Amazon DE. Amazon UK. Amazon IT.

The post Panasonic G9 | Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f:2.8 | Autofocus Speed Demo appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

22:26

The Refashioners 2017 And the winner is. "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

So here we are! At the end of another series and about to announce the winner of The Refashioners 2017. Yet again its been jaw droppingly brilliant. So many great refashions. So much creativity and skill on display. So many suits given a new lease of life and hopefully.many more people discovering the rewards that

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22:19

YouTube cartoon videos programming toddlers for trauma and destruction "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

YouTube cartoon videos programming toddlers for trauma and destruction


Play very close attention to this one. Its boggling.

A reader recently sent me a note which alerted me to a form of programming Id never heard of. The links he sent introduced me to what is a very widespread phenomenon on YouTube. The technology involved is beyond my limited understanding. Some of you will be able to clarify the situation.

While Google and YouTube are engaging in censorship of political content, they are allowing a packaging of cartoons for very small children. While Momma works around the house, her toddlers can sit, mesmerized, and watch long-form collections of cartoons.

But in these cartoons, there is disturbing content, to say the least. Ugliness, violence. All presented in a repetitive cheery tone.

Supposedly, some of this content is created by random algorithms. From what Ive seen so far, I find that hard to believe.

Here is the readers note. Read, follow the links, and see what you think:

The article about Googles Youtube Kids program is entitled Something is wrong on the internet. (note: Lots of good stuff in the article but then the author makes the conclusion that it is all capitalisms fault.)

Example video: (Look at the number of views on this one video alone. They are making money off of the ads that Google inserts into the video. It could also be that not that many humans (children) watched the video. It could also be bots watching the video, too.)

Giant Lollipop Ice Cream Candy Johny Johny Yes Papa Nursery Rhymes Songs for Kids Children Toddlers

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22:03

Hearing an Opinion Said Aloud Humanizes the Person Behind it "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From the Association for Psychological Science: According to a new research study, people attribute more humanlike qualities to those expressing opinions they disagree with when the opinions are spoken aloud rather than written. The findings may become increasingly important as technology influences the way we communicate.

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Consciousness Began When the Gods Stopped Speaking "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In this piece for Nautilus, Veronique Greenwood discusses the legacy of Julian Jaynes, a psychologist best known for theorizing that consciousness was a cultural development resulting from the existence of language.

Its a remarkable thesis that doesnt fit well with contemporary thought about how consciousness works. The idea that the ancient Greeks were not self-aware raises quite a few eyebrows. By giving consciousness a cultural origin, says Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Jaynes disavows consciousness as a biological phenomenon.'

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22:01

Reading Girl, Interrupted in the Psych Ward "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In this piece for Electric Lit, Anne Thriault shares how the book Girl, Interrupted helped her survive her 72-hour hold in a psychiatric ward following a suicide attempt.

The psychiatric field tends to value compliance above all other traits. A compliant patient, after all, is one who is likely to take her medication on time and show up to appointments and follow commands like tell someone if you feel like youre going to hurt yourself. And yet a hospital is not an environment where compliance flourishes; patients have no access to fresh air or sunshine, theyre expected to follow arbitrary rules to the letter, and if they do things like question their medication or try to talk to hospital administration about conditions on the ward, theyre labelled difficult and medicated even more aggressively. While I was in the hospital I saw a situation escalate from a frustrated woman throwing a cup of (cold) tea on the floor to that same woman being pinned down by guards and injected with a tranquilizer.

It wasnt hard to see that if I wanted to be released, I would have to learn to be compliant. Which meant learning to participate in day-to-day life on the ward.

Coming into the hospital, Girl, Interrupted had felt like a friend that I was allowed to bring with mesomeone Id known for more than a decade who knew the ins and outs of life on a psychiatric ward. Having this friend with me made it easy to spend hours alone in my alcove, flipping through the pages of my book by the humming fluorescent light above the bed. And yet as easy as it was to be alone with my book-friend, she spent hours patiently convincing me to get up and out of my room and talk to someone else. After all, Kaysens relationships with other patients form the core of Girl, Interrupteds narrative; its their camaraderie that makes the book what it is. And a guidebook is a guidebook, by which I mean that you choose not to follow its advice at your own peril.

22:00

A Mad Pride Perspective on Borderline Personality Disorder "IndyWatch Feed Health"

I have spent a lot of time trying to convince myself and others that I do not have Borderline Personality Disorder.

Its true that my fear of abandonment has been a driving force throughout my life. During high school, when I stayed up until the wee hours of the night studying, striving to earn straight As, everyone around me was shocked when they found out my end goal was not to get accepted into an Ivy League college. I stayed up late studying because I was terrified that my grades were the only good thing about me, and if I scored anything less than straight As, I would no longer be valued or liked by those around me.

You see, Ive always been the weird, awkward girl. Growing up, I was that socially awkward kid with glasses, braces, and bushy curly hair who would not stop talking about Greys Anatomy or the original stories I was writing. I didnt have many friends and was even sometimes bullied. My parents, who were well-meaning and wanted me to be happy, tried to help me fit in. They urged me to wear make-up and contacts and to style my hair. They implored me to talk about subjects that other kids my age were interested in. I tried. Contacts and make-up were horribly uncomfortable; I never really succeeded in figuring out how to stick to normal topics of conversation.

But I was successful in one area. I was a hard worker, I received straight As, and for that my parents were proud of me. For that I received praise from my family, my teachers, and even my classmates. So high school became a nonstop tightrope walk during which I was constantly living on the edge of my seat, terrified of scoring anything less than 100 percent, of not participating in enough extracurricular activities, and of not being the perfect student.

Sometimes, my own perfectionism, lack of sleep, and terror of not being good enough got the best of me. There were times when I became so overwhelmed that I would have meltdowns, crying hysterically and even screaming and scratching myself in public. Of course, this embarrassed my parents and those around me. I was sent to therapist after therapist and even put on medication to try to get my emotions under control. Nothing ever really worked.

So, on top of being weird and awkward, I was also emotionally unstable and a walking embarrassment to my family. I became so incredibly ashamed of who I was.

When I started dating my first serious boyfriend in college, that shame and embarrassment surged. I was absolutely convinced that I did not deserve him. How could someone like him handsome, funny, well-liked love someone like me awkward, weird, unattractive, emotional?

Although things had gotten better for me in college I had finally found a group of friends who accepted me for who I was, and I started putting less pressure on...

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Bethesda Employee Dead After Attempting to Port Skyrim Onto Own Body "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ROCKVILLE, Md. Bethesda Softworks employee Herbert Naples died today after attempting to transfer Skyrim, a popular fantasy video game, onto his body, according to sources close to the scene.

Naples heart stopped after surgically replacing it with the Cell microprocessor, a hardware component featured in the PlayStation 3 gaming console.  His colleagues called for an ambulance, but it was too late.

I just dont understand how this could have happened, said one employee, who wished to remain anonymous.  He seemed fine, delighted even, when his irises were projecting the towering stonescape of Markath onto our office wall.  We could hear the bustle of the marketplace emerging from the back of his throat, where we had installed the audio output.

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But he died doing what we all yearn for. Porting Skyrim to the final frontier: the human body. It was a noble sacrifice any of us would have made, said the employee to police.

The game did not run successfully in his body for long, however, and soon both Naples frame and heart rates had dropped to disastrous lows. He passed shortly after, leaving many Bethesda employees wondering if they shouldve approached the project differently.

Looking back, we probably should have consulted a doctor or something before we went for this, said Sylvia Brown, a developer at Bethesda.  Not every idea pans out but thats what game design is all about.  You expe...

22:00

Cold Weather Boot Socks Are Not Enough "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Having good cold weather boot socks is important! However those socks wont help much if the boots dont fit right. The secret to keep feet and toes warm in your boots is largely about how your boots fit! Have you ever put on winter socks and then crammed your feet into boots only to discover that your feet and toes get cold? Doesnt make sense right? You figure that those nice thick socks combined with your boots ought to keep your feet nice and warm! Heres the secret: With winter boot socks its simple. It is imperative that your boots

The post Cold Weather Boot Socks Are Not Enough appeared first on Modern Survival Blog.

22:00

Stallone Reportedly Raped a 16yo Girl & Cops Told Her Not to Press Charges as Hes Very Powerful "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Stallone Reportedly Raped a 16yo Girl & Cops Told Her Not to Press Charges as Hes Very Powerful

A scathing police report from the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl by Sylvester Stallone and his bodyguard has just surfaced.

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Shocking revelations have just come out detailing a police report filed on Sylvester Stallone for the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl. Unlike previous instances of he said, she said, this case was documentedas soon as it allegedly happenedto the police.

The incident reportedly took place in Las Vegas with then 40-year-old Stallone was filming the hit movie Over the Top in the late 1980s.

As the report from Daily Mail notes:

Sylvester Stallone was accused of sexual assault by a 16-year-old girl while he was filming a movie in Las Vegas in the late 1980s, according to a bombshell police report obtained by DailyMail.com.

 


The Rocky actor was 40 years old when an unnamed teenager disclosed to Las Vegas police that she had been intimidated into having sex with him and his bodyguard Michael Mike De Luca at the former Las Vegas Hilton hotel in July 1986.

 

The 16-year-old claimed she had sex with Stallone and he encouraged De Luca to join them. At that point she became very uncomfortable with the encounter but f...

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Ep. 229: Did Newsweek Just Make Things Worse? and more "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Episode 229 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
Download MP3   Subscribe via iTunesGoogle Playemail or RSS!

Featured: Canon Explorer of Light Denis Reggie

In This Episode

If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to...

21:48

Bitcoin Price Watch; A Wild End To The Week "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

So, we have come to the end of the week in our bitcoin price trading efforts and its looking as though we are going to have a pretty interesting close to the session. Things started moving late yesterday and we were able to jump into the markets on a nice clean breakout trade shortly before the US session closed out. As the chart below will show, action has not stopped appreciating overnight in Europe and price is now hovering in and around fresh all-time highs just below $7900. The hope is that this upside run will continue, but weve got to be aware that there is a chance we will see some degree of correction near term. If that happens, we will be ready to jump in short on a corrective downside entry.

if not, we will maintain our upside trajectory and stick with the markets as they are.

So, with this noted, lets get some levels in place that we can use to execute on this above-described strategy as and when it plays out. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand and where we are looking to jump in and out of the markets if things move during the session today. It is a one-minute candlestick chart and it has our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session today comes in as defined by support to the downside at 7748 and resistance to the upside at 7849.

If we see price close above resistance, we will enter long towards an immediate upside target of 7930. Conversely, a close below support will have us in short towards a downside target of 7700. Stop losses on both trades will take us out of the positions in the event of a bias reversal.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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21:46

Staying Safe Online: Five Cyber Safety Tips Every Parent Should Teach Their Kids "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Years ago, when my kids were in elementary school, I let one of them play a kids game on my computer. Hours later, when I got back on the computer, I had a virus. This was our first of many discussions about cyber safety.

Its safe to say that the internet is increasingly becoming more of an unsafe place thanks to new cyber threats coming out and child predators finding more sophisticated ways of accessing our childrens accounts. While this frightens parents, it doesnt seem to stop children from wanting to get online to play games, hang out with friends, or research. Parents must stay ever vigilant in making sure children know the threats that are out there.

As a parent, I have explained the dangers on the internet and what they need to avoid, but is this enough? We say our Stay Safe Online and Keep Away From Perverts lecture and send them on their merry way? There is much more that we must explain to them!

Part of having the responsibility of being on the internet is using it safely. These tips are musts for ensuring your kids are staying safe online.

  1. What you put out into the internet stays there even if you delete it. It is important to understand this and avoid making off-hand comments, bullying statements to other kids, etc. What you put on the internet now will stay on the internet. That means your future boss could read it, your childrens children could read it, so be aware of this.
  2. Check your basic security to see what is showing up on search engines. Doing a simple Google search on your name, address, etc. to see if your personal information is protected is a great start in making sure your kids are staying safe. Moreover, teach them to keep this information off the internet. That means not adding this to social media accounts. To be clear, kids and teens should not post their email address, physical home address, phone numbers or any information that compromises the safety of the family.
  3. Use the strictest privacy settings for social media accounts. With 73% of teens and 68% of young adults on social media, its hard to avoid. You still have a say in where they socialize online, so be present when they are setting up their accounts to ensure their privacy is protected. As well, instruct them not to put personal information out there. For instance, a teen posts a message on F...

21:45

Gentle Giant Blankets in New Colors "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

We are so taken with our new Gentle Giant colors that we want to recreate every project weve ever made in the new palette. Alas, we are dreamers but even more so, doers. So weve made choices and among them, our Granny Square Blanket in Gentle Giant and our Colorful Corner Blanket came out winners.

Gentle Giant Blankets in New Colors | Purl Soho

The original versions had a soft, vintage look, while this seasons blankets combine bright bursts of neon with warm outlier shades. Together, they bring out the best in each other, a bouquet of total happy!

Gentle Giant Blankets in New Colors | Purl Soho

Sometimes the gray days of winter beg for a playful touch, whether in one corner or at the center of a square. Injecting jolts of color into these big-stitch blankets give them a thoroughly modern feel and and a get-through-winter-with-a-smile power.

Gentle Giant Blankets in New Colors | Purl Soho

Our soft and cozy 100% merino Gentle Giant is pure pleasure and now comes in 21 colors! Weve dipped into our six new colors to put together some new Gentle Giant Blanket Bundles: a new 12-color Bundle for the Granny Square Blanket, plus seven new 9-skein Bundles for either the Granny Square or Colorful Corner Blanket. The original collection of Bundles is still available, too, so lots of choices to make: Crochet or knit? Playful or serious? Lots of colors or a few? All of the above?

Gentle Giant Blankets in New Colors | Purl Soho

Colorful Corners Blanket

Gentle Giant Blankets in New Colors | Purl Soho

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21:41

Why the Elite Are Dumping the Dollar and Running to Cryptocurrency: The Life Boat Project "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

 

Why are worlds elite running from the US dollar? What is taking its place?

21:40

Govt Now Condoning Pedophilia: Man Acquitted of Rape as Court Rules 11yo Victim Consented "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


Govt Now Condoning Pedophilia: Man Acquitted of Rape as Court Rules 11yo Victim Consented

A legal loophole in France allows pedophiles to walk free provided they don't use violence on their victims and claiming that an 11-year-old can consent to adult sex.


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A recent French court case has sharpened the debate over the age of sexual consent and rape. This is the second recent case that highlights the normalize of pedophilia currently taking place across western society.

In the most recent case, a jury at Meaux, near Paris, said last week that the prosecution failed to prove any of the four criteria required for a rape conviction under French law threat, violence, constraint or surprise.

The accused, a Cape Verde citizen now aged 30, who has not been named, admitted to meeting the 11-year-old girl in the street where she was playing, taking her to the park and engaging in sexual intercourse, which he claims was consensual.

According to a report in le Parisien newspaper:

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21:33

Birth, Bodies, Bharat "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"




Thanks Stella, for this photo from Madurai, of a nurturing man and a pregnant (birthing?) woman.

21:33

FLASHBACK 2012 - PRAVDA.RU - Americans Never Give Up Your Guns "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

http://www.pravdareport.com/opinion/columnists/28-12-2012/123335-americans_guns-0/

Via Original Source: http://mat-rodina.blogspot.fr/2012/12/americans-never-give-up-your-guns.html

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Americans Never Give Up Your Guns

These days, there are few few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bare arms and use deadly force to defend one's self and possessions.
 
This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar. Weapons, from swords and spears to pistols, rifles and shotguns were everywhere, common items. People carried them concealed, they carried them holstered. Fighting knives were a prominent part of many traditional attires and those little tubes criss crossing on the costumes of Cossacks and various Caucasian peoples? Well those are bullet holders for rifles.
 
Various armies, such as the Poles, during the (Times of Troubles), or Napoleon, or the Germans even as the Tsarist state collapsed under the weight of WW1 and Wall Street monies, found that holding Russian lands was much much harder than taking them and taking was no easy walk in the park but a blood bath all its own. In holding, one faced an extremely well armed and aggressive population Hell bent on exterminating or driving out the aggressor.
 
This well armed population was what allowed the various White factions to rise up, no matter how disorganized politically and militarily they were in 1918 and wage a savage civil war against the Reds. It should be noted that many of these armies were armed peasants, villagers, farmers and merchants, protecting their own. If it had not been for Wash...

21:21

YouTube Adpocalypse Gets Blockchain Solution "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

What Brave is doing is letting YouTube users enjoy an ad-free experience, while letting content creators enjoy an alternate stream of revenue.

21:20

Over 20 Banks Join Singapore-Hong Kong Blockchain Trade Network "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A number of banks have joined the recently announced blockchain-based trade network pilot jointly set up by Hong Kong and Singapore.

21:13

Climate Clown Macron Taunts Trump, Demands Green Trade Tariffs "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall French President Climate Clown Emmanuel Macron has demanded green trade tariffs be raised against countries which do no share the EUs climate goals. Emmanuel Macron vows to replace every dollar Donald Trump withdraws from climate change efforts French President says France will step in to maintain funding for major international

21:06

Prominent Investor: By 2040, There Will Be No World Without Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin will evolve into the global digital currency, especially amongst millennials.

21:05

How Does Your Consciousness Make Everything Real? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Does reality exist without us? Physicists have found it maddeningly difficult to write the observer out of quantum theory. Now some are contemplating a mind-boggling alternative: that a coherent description of reality, with all its quantum quirks, can arise from nothing more than random subjective experiences.

21:02

Improved ability to predict strength and duration of droughts caused by La Nia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Two new studies from The University of Texas at Austin have significantly improved scientists' ability to predict the strength and duration of droughts caused by La Nia - a recurrent cooling pattern in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Their findings, which...... Read more

21:01

Staff at London Underground have come up with a way to beat sadness try it and see if it works on you "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

We all feel pretty crappy in the morning, stumbling our way to work after a night fretting about losing our job and whether global warming will kill us all and whether that workmate remembers that thing we said five years ago which Oh just us then?

But if you are like us then London Underground has a way to cheer you up -as posted on Reddit by 7ddnmo give it a go and report back to us.

Beep? from funny

The sign reads:

How to cheer yourself up in two easy steps

1. Whisper beep beep to yourself.

2. Repeat until not sad.

Were intrigued if this works with other words so we wrote a quick randomiser to give it a go:

How to cheer yourself up in two easy steps (six random attempts)

1. Whisper Lancashire hot-pot to yourself. 2. Repeat until happy.
1. Whisper wheel rim to yourself. 2. Repeat until the sadness leaves.
1. Mouth bag of cement to yourself. 2. Repeat until not sad.
1. Mumble Wayne Hussey to yourself. 2. Repeat until the happiness starts.
1. Whisper tin of tuna to yourself. 2. Repeat until your spirits lift.
1. Say Terry Nutkins to yourself. 2. Repeat until the darkness fades.

Well were a bit happier anyway. Your mileage may vary.

Source: Reddit

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21:00

New species of badger discovered with vital organs on the inside "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Scientists have confirmed that a badger recently discovered in Somerset is a previously unknown species, being dubbed Meles meles, and only distantly related to the Meles Roadkillus variety often seen in Britain.

The specimen, captured by a local farmer, has some major differences to its better known relative. It has been observed walking around the laboratory where tests have been carried out, instead of just lying at the side of the road bleeding while being eaten by birds, and is also around a foot higher. More significantly though, it has most of its organs on the inside, rather than distributed over a 2-metre radius.

Evolutionary scientists have long been baffled by the more common variety, struggling to understand how a species had developed to survive while having vital organs spread over three lanes of motorway. So little was known about them that Bill Oddie, a keen badger enthusiast and famous beard-wearer, once spent a week in a specially constructed hide on the hard shoulder of the M25, in order to try to gain an insight into the feeding and breeding habits of this fascinating creature in its natural habitat. But the only one he saw never even moved.

The research team responsible for confirming the new species status is now hoping to cross-breed the specimen with its distant cousin.

Weve brought in one of the more common variety, on a shovel, and are hoping that the two will get on, said lead scientist Martin Burns. Were curious as to what a cross between them would turn out like, and are hoping that it would have at least two working legs, with lower liquification of the bones, and maybe be less smeary.

Were hoping that we can eventually get the numbers of the new breed up high enough to release them into the wild, near busy motorway junctions, as theyre a fair old size and should be almost as satisfying to run over as a fox.

21:00

BitPay CEO Claims Current Average Bitcoin Fee Makes 57.26% Wallet Balances Unspendable "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Everyone knows the Bitcoin transaction fees always spark new debates. In most cases, those discussions are not going all that well. Tony Gallippi, the CEO of BitPay, isnt a big fan of this situation either. Instead, he points out how over half of the current Bitcoin wallet is unable to spend their balance. This is mainly due to the balances being lower than the actual transaction fees. There is some backlash over this statement, as cheap transactions work just fine.

Conflicting opinions on Bitcoin fees are nothing new under the sun these days. We see debates like these pop up virtually every week. Surprisingly, BitPay CEO Tony Gallippi isnt doing much to alleviate the concerns. While his complaint on Twitter is about fees, his company is partially responsible for the high fees as well. In his opinion, the average transaction cost is now 100,000 Satoshis. That is not entirely true, even though it may be the average charged by BitPay.

BitPay CEO Complains About Fees

It is certainly possible to have low-fee transfers confirmed as well. Any decent service that allows users to set their own costs gets transactions confirmed pretty quickly. The services which did integrate SegWit seem to have very few issues when it comes to these fees. BitPay hasnt done so just yet at this point in time. Considering it is the largest Bitcoin payment processor, one would expect bigger and better things. So far, nothing has changed in this regard.

Gallippi further confirms over half of the existing Bitcoin wallets cant spend the balance. More specifically, 57.26% of all addresses have less than 100,000 Satoshi in their balance. That is a surprisingly low amount of money, even though its value has gone up steadily. With the current net...

20:57

HOW SOME OF THE WORLDS ELITE USE BLACK MAGIC RITUALS TO CONJURE UP ENTITIES FOR MORE POWER "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The underlying, primary psychic reality is so inconceivably complex that it can be grasped only at the farthest reach of intuition, and then but very dimly. That is why it needs symbols.  Carl Jung

Yet if we examine the works of Plato, we see he specifically condemns, both in the Laws and in the Republic, the idea that gods can be influenced by the performance of certain rituals called necromancy or magic...

20:49

What You Should Know About Foot Care In The Field "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I love to explore the great outdoors and I try to spend more time in nature. Ive seen many hikers with feet that have been abused. I can tell you from experience that few people pay attention to their feet when they are uncomfortable. Foot care should become a priority if you plan on bugging ... Read more...

The post What You Should Know About Foot Care In The Field was written by Bob Rodgers and appeared first on Prepper's Will.

20:44

Coinbase Launches New Storage Service for Institutional Investors "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

To use the service, a customer needs to pay the initial set-up fee of $100,000, along with a 10 basis point fee per month on the coins stored in the system to satisfy the need of investors of a trusted digital asset custodian for the secure storage of their funds.

20:35

EC Releases Report on Possible Blockchain Applications in Education "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In the report titled Blockchain in Education, the commission focused on the possible use of Blockchain for the digital accreditation of personal and academic learning. The report is intended for policymakers in the education sector.

20:31

Newsnight trolling the Sun over its BBC story is the best way to end the week "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The BBC and many of its staff have already had their say over that Sun front page about literally several staff having a kip during their overnight shift on the BBC News channel.

Now BBC2s Newsnight has had a go.

Or, to put it another way.

In the unlikely event you didnt see it, heres yesterdays Sun front page.

Newsnight likes having a bit of fun every now and again. Remember this?

Oh, and this.

...

20:26

Vontobel and Leonteq Securities Launch Bitcoin Futures "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The product launchings come amidst the growing interest in digital currency products among institutional investors.

20:26

DIY Hanukkah Tablecloth With Block Printed Dreidels "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Lets face it, if you were thinking you'd like a tablecloth for Hanukkah or Chanukah, you will not find a whole lot out there, so you are just going to have to find a tiny window of time and make...

20:22

Photos: Self Driving Vehicle Crashes on First Day of Use in Las Vegas "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

On the first day of an AAA insurance sponsored driverless shuttle in downtown Las Vegas, the vehicle crashed in a minor collision. It was the first test of the driverless vehicle, a failure of the big presentation that the Mayor of Las Vegas Carolyn Goodman attended.

A representative with the City of Las Vegas said:

The autonomous shuttle was testing today when it was grazed by a delivery truck downtown. The shuttle did what it was supposed to do, in that its sensors registered the truck and the shuttle stopped to avoid the accident. Unfortunately, the delivery truck did not stop and grazed the front fender of the shuttle. Had the truck had the same sensing equipment that the shuttle has the accident would have been avoided. Testing of the shuttle will continue during the 12-month pilot in the downtown Innovation District.

Las Vegas is the first city in the US to have a self-driving shuttle fully functioning, driving with the rest of the cars.

In the very first hour however, the shuttle crashed into a delivery truck quite softly. The trucks driver was cited by the LVPD.

The vehicle is set to immediately hit the brakes if something crosses its path, and it did this time: but a truck still crashed into it and it could have been much worse.

According to a local 3 News article:

The shuttle is set to run in a continuous loop downtown. Those checking out the shuttle system wont see anything else like it across the entire country. The goal is to get at least a quarter-million people locals and visitors, alike onboard, trying out the driverless technology, first hand.

As of now, the rides are free. The shuttle can be boarded at any of the three stops located on Fremont and Carson Streets between Las Vegas Boulevard and 8th Street.

...

20:15

Cloth Toilet Wipes: The Prepper Worlds Worst Idea Ever "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

On April 17, 2017, I went to Costco and filled my huge shopping cart with a total of 180 rolls of toilet paper. Double rolls. I felt like a king walking out of there with the cart piled high.

Cloth Toilet Paper The Prepper World's Worst Idea Ever via Preparedness Advice

Now, in early November, we have about 16 rolls left in a household of 2 adults and 2 older teenager. Two guys, two gals.

Not a bad investment, and Ive always been the kind of guy who likes to stock up anyway so I can avoid shopping. In prepper circles, though, a TP stash is looked down upon and most survival types worth their salt will say something like this, Forget stocking up on toilet paper. Use old t-shirts to make personal wipes, and just run them through the washing machine.

On the surface, it sounds ideal. None of us want to go back to the days of using corn cobs, leaves, or phone books. I understand that. But think for a moment about what is involved with using cloth as toilet paper. Saving and cutting up old t-shirts is the easy part.

Cloth toilet wipes a REALLY bad idea

First, used cloth wipes will have to be kept somewhere in a location that will not attract flies, pets, rodents, and other pests of all kinds. You may think that little bucket with a lid will do the job, but you havent met Lacey, our foster Great Pyrenees. Weve had to place a filled water jug, the gallon size, on our kitchen trash to Lacey-proof it. She and her other four-legged friends would love nothing better than to wallow around in poop and pee smelling t-shirts.

Oh, the glory of it all!!!

Slightly off topic a few weeks back, my wife and I pulled up to a CVS and right there on the sidewalk by the Redbox machine was a young couple washing down their 2 large dogs. The dogs were covered with suds and it was quite a sight. I asked why they were washing their dogs in front of a CVS store and was told, We were out jogging on the trails and the dogs found some armadillo carcasses. They started rolling around on them and now they stink too much to take home.

Animals love foul-smelling things, so if you go the cloth toilet paper route, keep that in mind.

A lot of preppers who took the cloth diaper/diaper pail route, swear that its the same thing with cloth wipes. To a point, theyre correct, but in a typical home, there is only one baby producing dirty diapers. In a house...

20:14

We urge you to remain calm. Article 50 has been revoked. Theresa May is safe and sound "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Well, that was unexpected.

And it was retweeted by the man himself.

Remember when Huw lost the news?

20:00

Just the Beginning? Tezos Lawsuits Could Open Doors for ICO Litigation "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Class-action litigators in the U.S. appear to be positioning for a potential pop in the hot initial coin offering market.

20:00

A Touching Animated Documentary About the Rise, Fall & Second Coming of the 60s Psych-Folk Musician Richard Atkins "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

One wonders what might have become of Richard Atkins musical career had he come of age in this millennium, when youngsters suffering from acute stage fright regularly attract stadium-sized followings on Youtube.

This was most definitely not the case in 1968, when Atkins, aged 19, took the stage in a small Hollywood club filled with music industry brass, there specifically to see him.

Unfortunately, talent could only take him so far. Having learned to play guitar only a couple of years earlier in the wake of a disfiguring motorcycle accident, he and partner Richard Manning had recorded an album, Richard Twice, for Mercury Records. The presence on that record of several members of the Wrecking Crew, an informal, but legendary group of LA session musicians, conferred extra pop pedigree. The Acid Archives later called it "a virtually perfect pop album, the kind of thing that would have ruled the charts if the wind had been blowing the right way that month."




Alas, one tiny technical difficulty at the start of the gig caused Manning to flee, leaving the freaked out and frighteningly ill equipped Atkins to deal with the yawning chasm that had opened between him and the audience. The only fix that occurred to him was a Bugs Bunny-inspired soft shoe, a move that apparently went over big with his Mom, prior to the accident, when he had two legs and could balance without a crutch.

As recounted in Matthew Saltons animated documentary, above, this soul crushing moment is not without humor. Atkins, affably narrating his own story, has had 50 years to mull that night over, and realizes that blown opportunities are probably more universal than successfully snagged brass rings (American Idol, anyone?)

Over the ensuing years, Atkins found fulfillment as a woodworker and family man, but music remained a painful what-if, a...

20:00

ask me what my shirt mean "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: ask me what my shirt mean


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19:24

Bushcraft Building on Discovery Channel "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

So - new TV show. Still 'reality TV' - but this one seems to have a bit of real life, non-fiction involved.

Production values are reasonable, the HS drama that seems to infest these kind of shows was missing for the most part.

Would I take any of this as a good idea or even a good example? So far, not a chance.

I'm actually looking forwad to the next episode, and it has been entertaining - something really lacking these days.

Anybody else catch the show? Your thoughts?

19:10

I had No Idea what Racism waseven when it Paraded itself Right in Front of Me. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I think I was five. I was with my father and we walked about a mile from our home to our small town in Indiana to get haircuts.

19:10

Nasdaq Explores Storing Asset Data on Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Stock exchange operator Nasdaq filed a patent outlining how to store asset ownership data on a blockchain.

19:02

DASH AND MONERO SPINNING TOPS "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

After last weeks mega rally DASH and Monero appears to be topping with equal bullish and bearish pressure. As noted, three consecutive dojis have formed over the past three days forming spinning tops. We still retain our bullish skew provided that prices reverse around key Fibonacci levels with a buy signal in place either in the daily or 4HR time frame.

Lets look at the charts:

NEM GAINS $0.08 AND CLOSES ABOVE THE SUPPORT LINE

alt coin NEM Daily chartNEMUSD Daily Chart for November 17, 2017

By moving $0.08 yesterday, NEM bulls confirmed the previous day bull candlestick and ended up closing above the support of $0.20.

Secondly, despite the upper long wick showing USD bulls, the fact that NEM prices are above the 20 period MA show that price action is pro-bulls.That is expected. In fact bulls should be ramping up their long positions in shorter time frames.

The short term goal for NEM bulls is to push prices above the main resistance trend lines above $0.22.

DASH TEST THE LOWER LIMIT OF THE BUY ZONE BUT CLOSES HIGHER

alt coin DASH Daily chart DASHUSD Daily Chart for November 17, 2017

If anything, DASH price action characteristics mean that over the past three days, price action have been moving within a $107 range. That is huge....

19:01

This Phrase is Ruining our Relationships. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Can we talk? the guy I was dating at the time asked me as he was dropping me home from a date. Of course, I responded. It took me a few seconds to realize that I was probably about to get dumped.

19:00

10 of the Most Life-Changing Principles in a Spiritual Awakening "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Spiritual awakening is not a state, experience or goal to reach in the future. As the Buddha taught, it is not a superhuman achievement or attainment. You dont have to travel to India to find it. It is not a special state of perfection reserved for enlightened beings, the lucky or the privileged few.

It is not an out-of-body experience, and it does not involve living in a cave, detaching yourself from the realities of this world. It cannot be transmitted to you by a fancy guru, nor can it be taken away or lost. You do not have to become anyones disciple or follower.

It is a constant and ancient invitation throughout every moment of your life to embrace yourself exactly as you are, in all your glorious imperfections.

It is about being present, coming out of the epic story of past and future (the story of my life) and showing up for this precious moment, knowing that even your feelings of non-acceptance are accepted here.


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19:00

Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC/USD to Gain Momentum? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • Ethereum classic price is slowly moving higher and is currently trading above $16.00 against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $16.50 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair (Data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair might continue to move higher if there is a clear break of the $17.50 resistance.

Ethereum classic price is gaining momentum against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETC/USD has to move above $17.50 to accelerate gains in the near term.

Ethereum Classic Price Uptrend

We saw a decent correction in ETC price after an upside ride toward $21.50 against the US Dollar. The price corrected towards the $15.00 support before finding buyers and starting a new uptrend. There was a decent rise from the $15.00 and the price is now placed above the $16.00 level. It has moved above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $19.20 high to $15.52 low.

Moreover, there was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $16.50 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair. The pair is currently trading above the $16.50 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. However, the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $19.20 high to $15.52 low is currently acting as a resistance. It has to gain pace above $17.50 and the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $19.20 high to $15.52 low to trade toward $19.00 or even $20.00.

Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC USD

On the downside, the broken resistance near $16.50 is a support zone along with the 100 hourly SMA. As long as the price is above the same, it could gain pace and move above $17.50.

Hourly MACD The MACD for ETC/USD is slightly in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI The RSI for ETC/USD is placed well above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $16.50

Major Resistance Level $17.50

Charts courtesy Trading...

18:51

What you should do vs what you actually do this chart about anxiety is 100% accurate "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Instragrammer Mattsurelee also made a great chart about anxiety:

Tag someone who is bad at anxiety. (I tag me.)

A post shared by Matt Shirley (@mattsurelee) on Nov 15, 2017 at 3:30pm PST

And his graph about the things you love as your age is also extremely accurate (if youre a man)

I dont mean to alarm you, but there appears to be a direct correlation between Doing Absolutely Nothing and Crying for No Reason says elee0228.

Make sure you follow Matt over on Instagram.

Source: Reddit

The post...

18:27

Salt pond in Antarctica, among the saltiest waters on Earth, is fed from beneath "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

At the base of the Transantarctic Mountains lies a geological oddity. Don Juan Pond is one of the saltiest bodies of water on the planet, filled with a dense, syrupy brine rich in calcium chloride that can remain liquid to minus 50 C (122 F), far below the...... Read more

Can agroforestry propel climate commitments? Interview with Peter Minang "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Paris Agreement, reached at COP21 in December 2015, aims to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are the main tool for defining countries contributions to the Agreement, and most developing country NDCs identified agroforestry as a key part of their climate strategy. The International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) is attending the COP23 climate summit in Bonn, Germany, and just released a policy brief on agroforestrys central role in governmental efforts to achieve their NDCs. Report coauthor Peter A. Minang took some time to explain how agroforestrys contribution could be enhanced.   AN INTERVIEW WITH PETER MINANG   Giovanni Ortolani for Mongabay: How is agroforestry represented in current NDC ambitions? Peter Minang: Agroforestry is largely represented as an integral part of climate smart agriculture and landscape restoration. More than 90% of countries cite agriculture as a key part of their NDCs. Moreover, tropical forest countries also cite agroforestry as integral to their strategies for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as for sustainable intensification and ecological agriculture in areas adjacent to forests. Mongabay: What is the emission reduction potential of agroforestry? Peter Minang: Agroforestry currently covers about one billion hectares globally. We estimate that agroforestry is currently holding the equivalent of up to 20 years of emissions from deforestation (i.e. up to 34 petagrams of carbon or Pg C). This is perhaps the highest potential for carbon neutrality within the agricultural sector.

An early warning system for locating forest loss "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A satellite-based alert system can now detect fine-scale deforestation in near-real time, enabling managers or rangers in tropical forests to respond to early stages of deforestation. Anyone can now register to receive free weekly alerts of tree cover loss, created by the Global Land Analysis & Discovery (GLAD) lab at the University of Maryland, through Global Forest Watch (GFW), the online forest change monitoring platform. The GLAD alerts identify areas of likely recent tree cover loss within pixels of 30 meters on each side. Western Amazon rainforest in Madre de Dios, Peru with small clearings that typically begin near rivers. Photo credit: Sue Palminteri Advance warnings at this scale could facilitate more timely, and therefore more effective and efficient, interventions to activities such as illegal tree cutting along roads or existing clearings. They would likely help the manager of a forestry concession, ecotourism lodge, or state park quickly locate and verify a report that forest has been cut down illegally inside the area, without having to hire a plane or continuously send out patrols across the area. Near-real-time forest loss alerts can also facilitate forest monitoring by providing agency officials or NGOs with up-to-date information about patterns of deforestation for their species range, protected area, region, or country. For example, the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) uses GLAD alerts as a first step in identifying deforestation hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon. The MAAP team uses new alerts of tree cover loss to investigate deforestation events. They follow up on

17:39

16 Things Youll Notice When Youre In The Presence Of An Empath "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"



This seems to imply that feeling is a bad thing, but being sensitive is an indication that you are still connected to the heart of the human experience.

In a world growing continuously more desensitized, we are need of sensitivity. So, if someone tells you this, take it as a compliment. Being sensitive is a gift.

Want to learn more about empaths? Check out this article: Every Empath Will Try To Hide These 10 Things From You

One of the key traits of an empath is being able to sniff out a lie.

Because empaths hone such deep understanding toward human nature, they see lying as absolutely unnecessary. Lying will strike an empath right in the heart.

Empaths are mostly unable to read or view negative images and forget about them. They soon want to avoid the news or stories of heartbreak at all costs.

One of the unusual traits of an empath is their amphibious naturethey are both introverts and extroverts.

However, while they absorb energy from a crowd, their sensitivity toward the ebb of flow of emotions will leave them exhausted after being around so many people.

Your true sense of happiness occurs when you feel that you are being in some way a service for another human.

When someone needs someone, an empath is the person who will drop what he or she is doing and rush to help. When push comes to shove, an empath will be there.

Empaths react differently to stimulants like caffeine, which tends to increase anxiety or agitation. Similarly, empaths will often react adversely to medications, and thus, avoid using synthetic solutions.

In other words, empaths are raw and painstakingly honest. They see no reason to put on a false front. Empaths embrace who they arethe good and the bad.

They accept the bad as a work in progress. Because of such deep self-insight, empaths epitomize true friendship.

Empaths are deeply connected to those who they care about, and they care about everyone. So, when someone is going through a rough patch in lifefrom a break-up to major dental workempaths experience the pain too.

Pets don't exist to empaths, as "pet" implies ownership. Rather, for the empath, animals are family.

Places like pet stores and zoos will deeply disturb the empath because animals should be free and not shoved in cages to be gawked at.

Carrying the weight of others' emotions and pain, joy and happiness takes a toll on the empath....

17:30

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP/USD Surges Higher "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price gained heavy bids and moved above $0.2500 against the US Dollar before correcting lower.
  • There is a bearish trend line forming with resistance at $0.2350 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The price might continue to move higher and it remains supported above the $0.2100 level.

Ripple price gained heavy bullish momentum against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD remains in an uptrend above the $0.2100 support area.

Ripple Price Rally

There was a sharp upside move in Ripple price above the $0.2150 level against the US Dollar. The upside move was strong as the price was able to break the $0.2400 and $0.2500 resistance levels. It traded close to the $0.2700 level before it faced solid offers. A high was formed near $0.2660 and later the price started a downside correction. The dip was massive and the price trimmed most of its gains to trade back towards $0.2100.

The mentioned $0.2100 support area acted as a support along with the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price is now moving back higher and already broke the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 0.2660 high to $0.2065 low. On the upside, there is a bearish trend line forming with resistance at $0.2350 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. The same trend line is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 0.2660 high to $0.2065 low.

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP USD

Therefore, the $0.2350 level is a decent resistance for the next move. On the downside, an initial support is near $0.2180. However, the most important support is close to the $0.2120 level and the 100 hourly SMA.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for XRP/USD is reducing its bearish slope.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for XRP/USD is still above the 50 level and showing positive signs.

Major Support Level $0.2120

Major Resistance Level $0.2350

 

Charts...

17:30

Woman Says George H.W. Bush Groped Her When She Was 16: 'I Was a Child' "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Roslyn Corrigan was sixteen years old when she got a chance to meet George H.W. Bush, excited to be introduced to a former president having grown up dreaming of going into politics.

But Corrigan was crushed by her encounter: Bush, then 79 years old, groped her buttocks at a November 2003 event in The Woodlands, Texas, office of the Central Intelligence Agency where Corrigans father gathered with fellow intelligence officers and family members to meet Bush, Corrigan said.

Corrigan is the sixth woman since Oct. 24 to accuse Bush publicly of grabbing her buttocks without consent.

My initial reaction was absolute horror. I was really, really confused, Corrigan told TIME, speaking publicly for the first time about the encounter.

The first thing I did was look at my mom and, while he was still standing there, I didnt say anything. What does a teenager say to the ex-president of the United States? Like, Hey dude, you shouldnt have touched me like that?


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17:27

History in my Wardrobe: Australian Cabbage Tree Hat "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

History in my Wardrobe: Australian Cabbage Tree Hat: Last weekend the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy in Canberra hosted a Cabbage Tree Hat workshop with Sue and Don Brian. Sue and Don...

17:17

Bogus Trademark Claim Blocks Band From Using Name They Had For 20yrs "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Intellectual Property is often sold as a legal measure to protect artists from scammers who may attempt to replicate their brand, but more often than not these types of legal avenues are taken advantage of by opportunists and exploited by publishers to the detriment of truly creative people. This situation plays out on a regular basis, I experienced this firsthand when getting my first book published, and noticed a similar situation in the news this week when rock band Skitzo Calypso had the majority of their releases pulled from multiple distributors because an artist in an entirely different genre, with a somewhat similar name, trademarked their name and as a result was able to have any artist with a related name to be taken off the market. One of the bands caught up in the crossfire was Skitzo Calypso of Baltimore, who I have been following for most of their 20+ year career.

This week, I saw the band announce through their Facebook page that the bulk of their back catalog was going to disappear from Spotify, Amazon, Itunes and all of their distributors partners. I reached out to Skitzo Calypso front man Brad Cox for the details and was shocked to learn just how easy it is for opportunists to knock their perceived competition off the map using bogus IP claims. Not only was the artist in question 7 years-old at the time of the bands first official release, but their name is even spelled differently, although many of the letters are the same. Brad did not want to put the other artists name to the public because he is hoping to handle this behind the scenes diplomatically, but early efforts have not been fruitful. He also said that it is only one word in the name that is being disputed, which makes the claim even more ridiculous.

Its like saying there cant be a Lil Wayne, Lil John, and Lil Kim because of Lil or a Guns N Roses and LA Guns because of Guns, Brad said in an interview with The Mind Unleashed.

Brad went on to say that he has spent the past several days stuck in a customer service nightmare, where none of the legal departments will even respond to him and are just diverting the claim to the legal system, basically forcing him into court.

The legal departments literally wont talk to you or adhere to basic logicthey award the complainant control for frivolous disputes. Im not asking for a lawyer from the company to defend me, but I am asking for a certain level of common sense he attributed to these types of situations, he said. To add insult to injury, the band has not toured or played live since the recent passing of one of their long-time members, so for the foreseeable future, streaming their music was the only way for fans like myself to relive 20 years of memories, but now that lifeline is threatened and the band intends to fight back....

17:12

Pruitt's (polluter) priorities "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

EPA Scott Pruitt

We saw this coming with Scott Pruitt. Long before he became Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), his allegiances to industry were clear. And with new policies at the agency, he's paving the way for even more corporate sway over how our air, soil, water and communities are protected (or not).

In his latest move, Pruitt recently announced that scientists receiving EPA funding for their research will no longer be allowed to advise the agency's rulemaking. While conflict of interest rules have long been on the books, this change in policy is, he says, to "ensure independence."

But Pruitt has made no such decrees about corporate-backed researchers.

And as many national outlets report, he is anticipated to stack EPA advisory bodies including the Scientific Advisory Panel, Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee and Board of Scientific Counselors with representatives from the very industries whose products and practices are being reviewed. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) put it this way:

Pruitt is purging expert scientists from his science boards and replacing them with mouthpieces for big polluters."

Welcome, foxes, to the hen house.

"Goodbye science, hello industry"

In hi...

17:00

WHAT IS THE MYSTERY OREO FLAVOR? (AND A FEW OTHER FAVORITES) "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

If youre looking for a family of Oreo Connoisseurs, look no further.  Since I have know Mr Davis he has been a lover of Oreos.  When we were first married I would judgily stare at him at night as he would gobble down a sleeve of Oreos while I stayed on my diet.  Ew.  Anyway, over the years we have enjoyed several of the new flavors, been surprised by others and hated a few too.  I knew we loved oreos, but it wasnt until my sister came over and commented on how many flavors were currently stocking (cookie butter, pumpkin, apple pie, pb+j) that I realized we can easily call ourselves authorities on the subject.  The mystery oreos had us stumped (trix?  fruity pebbles?) until my sister also commented on their smell.  Target Bathroom.  So Oreo, thats the guess from the Davis Family.  Youre mystery oreos smell (and taste!) like a Target Bathroom!!

But beyond the Target Bathroom Oreos, weve found a few more favorites and I thought it would be fun to pull Mr Davis in to talk about them.  Youll have to let us know if you have a favorite too!

1. Hot Cocoa Oreos

New Seasonal Oreo Flavor Reviews What is the Mystery Oreo Flavor

Me:  I would have to say the hot cocoa oreos are the new family favorite.  I love them, our kids love them and they really do taste like you dipped an oreo cookie into hot cocoa!  Some of their descriptions were cracking me up: Sip your hot cocoa while you dunk your hot cocoa. Oreo that is and When the weather outside is frightful, this new Oreo flavor is going to be downright delightful.

Mr Davis:  Im not a huge fan of hot cocoa as it is (maybe I burned my tongue too many times as a kid), but these are good you got the balance of chocolate softly held in the arms of marshmallow in bite sized mug.  I give them 2 out 3 sleeves.

2. Waffles + Syrup Oreos

New Seasonal Oreo Flavor Reviews What is the Mystery Oreo Flavor

Me:  I thought the waffles and syrup oreos were super sweet, almost too sweet.  The flavor is o....

17:00

Comic for 2017.11.17 "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic

16:49

A Blockchain Platform that will Holistically Confront the Existing Problems of the Gaming Industry "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

When confronted with just a 50-50 chance of getting it right or wrong in an ecosystem that is filled with so many options, it is natural for an investors instinct to pick a more established and balanced venture with a track record ahead of an ordinary startup whose ideas are yet to be thoroughly tested in real life.

Decentralizing the video game economy

Already backed by a publicly listed company (iCandy Interactive Ltd, ASX:ICI) that has an existing relevant business with prominent institutional shareholders. The Nitro project will tokenize the video games economy that is backed by a successful award-winning game business that has been operating for many years. Having recently acquired game portfolio with 325 million users, the platform now boasts of 348 million users. This gives Nitro the chance to become most widespread cryptocurrency in the world, a proposition that provides a safety net against the risk of business plan execution, compared to other ICO projects have.

Simply defined, Nitro is an independent, blockchain-based online collaboration platform, which seeks to allow participation in the video-games economy, to connect various stakeholders, and to achieve growth for the overall Nitro network.

The game industry is confronted with a lot of complex challenges. Some of these challenges involves the sidelining of some supposed key players in the industry, leaving them to be ordinary stakeholders without the appropriate compensation for their inputs. This happens when the bigger financially buoyant  members of the gaming community organise a dominating structure which makes it harder for smaller players to meet up with certain standards, so their rewards are determined by the few whales in the form of game studios and institutional marketers.

A holistic approach towards a complex system

With Nitros thorough understanding of these situation and other complex challenges of the gaming industry, the company is building a blockchain based solution that will via a holistic approach solve end-to-end value-chain problems of the ecosystem. This approach puts into proper perspective the interests of all stakeholders of the video-game industry, i.e. gamers, game studios, publishers, and financiers.

These solutions are expected to be achieved by using the Nitro blockchains native token called NOX. Holders of this token will be able to participate in the economy of the video-games industry. Nitro will fund games voted in by NOX holders on the platform. Promising Game Studios will have access to much-needed funding and will be able to connect with gamers earlier on in the development cycle. This will greatly impro...

16:30

Swiss Firms to Let Traders Short Bitcoin With New Futures Products "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Swiss bank Vontobel and Leonteq Securities announced that they will start trading Switzerlands first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday.

16:30

Kundalini & Spiritual Emergency: What Doctors, Psychologists, and YOU Need to Know "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Before January 2014, I had never heard of the term kundalini other than vague references to kundalini yoga, which I associated with people wearing white turbans and breathing hard.

But on my daughters 8th birthday, I experienced something that my medical knowledge never prepared me to understand.

I was with my new friend Dennis, an agnostic scientist who was drawn to me after we met at a holiday party at the Institute of Noetic Sciences because of our shared curiosity in energy healing. We werent doing anything particularly interesting at the time.

We werent meditating or doing yoga or having sex or doing breathwork or using any mind-altering substances or otherwise seeking out any sort of mystical experience. We were just sitting upstairs on the floor of my bedroom with my roommate April, when something very curious happened.


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16:26

Lalmani Verma // UP ministers watching, BJP leader warns Muslims: vote for us or elseface difficulties | The Indian Express "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

UP ministers watching, BJP leader warns Muslims: vote for us or elseface difficulties | The Indian Express: A video of his speech is doing the rounds of social media. Samajwadi ki sarkar nahi hai. Yahan par tum jaa kar ke DM, SP se apna kaam nahi kara sakte ho. Yahan par tumhara koi neta tumhari koi madad nahi kar sakta hai. Sadak, khadanja, naali nagar palika ka kaam hai. Doosri bhi kuch museebatein tumhare upar aa sakti hain. Aaj tumhara koi pairokar BJP ke andar nahi hai. Agar hamare sabhasadon ko tumne bagair bhedbhao ke chunav nahin jitaya Agar Ranjeet Sahab ki patni ko tumne vote de kar ke chunav nahi jitaya To yeh doori jo tum banane ja rahe ho, ab agar yeh doori banegi to tumko Samajwadi Party bachane nahi aayegi. BJP ka shashankaal hai. Jo kasht tumko nahi jhelne pade the, woh kasht tumko uthane pad sakte hain, said Srivastava. (This is not a Samajwadi Party government. You cannot go to the DM, SP to get your work done. None of your leaders can help you. Roads, lanes, drains are the work of the municipal board. You may face some other difficulties as well. Today, you dont have any advocates inside the BJP. If you do not, without any discrimination, get our corporators elected If you do not vote for Ranjeet Sahabs wife and get her elected then you will distance yourselves and Samajwadi Party wont come to your rescue. This is the BJPs reign. You may have to face the difficulties which you did not have to undergo earlier).

16:20

In5D Alternative News for November 17 , 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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16:18

Imaginings "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

In a society dominated by the production and consumption of images, no part of life can long  remain immune from the invasion of spectacle.  Christopher Lasch The minds of the potentially free individual has been infiltrated. Image generatiing devices are commonplace and now flood the mind with psychic levels of consumerism and propaganda of every []

16:17

The spectacular Road To Hana trip with tips day 1 "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

So I plan a quiet trip to Maui, and thinking it will be a little too quiet, include a new-to-me romp over to Lanai for a new adventure. That parts coming soon. Its a GOOD ONE. However, what actually transpired once I got here was so vastly different, I would have only labeled it dream material. My []

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16:08

Council defends use of fluoride in water supplies "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The South Taranaki District Council has a duty to fluoridate its water supply, as residents in the area have poor oral hygiene and a high level of tooth decay, the Supreme Court has been told.

A group opposed to fluoridation, New Health New Zealand, has taken legal action against the Council which has now reached the countrys highest Court.

Earlier the Court of Appeal and High Court threw out legal challenges by the group, rejecting its suggestion that fluoridation of the water breached the right to refuse medical treatment.

However South Taranaki District Councils lawyer, Duncan Laing, told the Supreme Court today that health legislation places a duty on local authorities to improve and promote health in their areas.

He said a doctor had suggested that fluoridating the water supply was a much better way of improving oral health in the area, than other possible methods targeting dental hygiene.

In Patea it was a doctors opinion that if the toothbrush and toothpaste were free there was no reason to believe they would be used.

He said the doctor suggested other measures such as banning sugary snacks in schools would not be as effective as fluoridation even if they could be introduced.

Mr Laing said the Local Government Act also empowered the council to fluoridate the water supply and regarding its safety, he said the Ministry of Health had reviewed scientific papers on fluoridation and also commissioned its own studies on the issue.

He said the merits of fluoridation had also been considered by other bodies over many years.

As far back as 1957 a commission of enquiry [was held] and also [later] the New Zealand Human Rights Commission [considered fluoridation], so its interesting its come up again at this time.

It was put to bed by the Royal Commission in the 1950s and by Privy Council case but now its reared its head again.

Mr Laing said local councils had three separate duties relating to water supplies, including ensuring an area had an adequate supply of water.

[And] to take all practicable steps to ensure water supply meets with the standards and to take all reasonable steps to ensure the water supply is wholesome.

Duncan Laing said nothing in that was contrary to fluoridating a local water supply.

He also rejected the appellants claim that the fluoride used in water supplies could contain a whole range of nasty chemicals.

The drinking water standards are a very comprehensive set of standards as to what can be put into drinking water and its simply not credi...

16:07

Police firing on cane farmers: We have never seen such violence in Aurangabad, say villagers | The Indian Express "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Police firing on cane farmers: We have never seen such violence in Aurangabad, say villagers | The Indian Express: A bullet hit Mapari on the chest, while another brushed Dukales hand. Four policemen, including deputy Superintendent of Police Sudarshan Munde and police inspector Suresh Sapkale, were injured in stone-pelting. Located near the catchment area of the Jaikwadi dam, cane for Telwadi and other nearby villages is the only source of sustainable income. While villagers do go for crops like cotton and onions, it is cane which gives them an assured income. Both the injured farmers have around 4 acres of cane, which is ready for harvest. However, growers in the area are unhappy with the functioning of the mills. Bhagwant said his brother, being the eldest of three, was concerned over lack of payment by the mills. He participated in the strike so that we get a fair price for our hard work, he said.

16:05

BIG TIMELINE SHIFTS!!! In5D Facebook LIVE with Gregg Prescott Ep. #13 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Gregg Prescott, M.S. Owner, Webmaster, & Editor, In5D.com 11/11 brought some HUGE TIMELINE SHIFTS as evidenced by several bouts of vertigo. Vertigo occurs as timelines converges. Its the moving of timelines that causes the physiological symptoms to manifest as vertigo. The night of 11/11 brought EXTREME TIREDNESS to many people, myself included. I normally []

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16:04

Ethereum Cryptocurrency Almost $400 Million Vanishes "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Thanks to a string of screw-ups and bugs, an unsuspecting developer recently took possession of an estimated $US390 million worth of the Ethereum cryptocurrency by accident. In an attempt to give back the money, however, the guy ended up locking up the funds permanently. Essentially, the money has just evaporated.

It turns out that hackers started the trouble getting into the cryptocurrency wallet service stealing about $42 million. To then patch the vulnerability to their block-chain technology, they introduced a bug that affected multi-signature wallets. These are wallets which require several people to enter keys before funds get transferred. This was intended to be top security for Ether which is the second largest cryptocurrency. Somehow, a guy called devops199 triggered the bug and took control of all multi-sig wallets unintendedly. Then devops199 attempted to reverse the process to give back the money which then triggered they bug. The result was the destruction all of the funds. The bug caused a chain reaction of events that locked all multi-signature wallets that cannot now be unlocked.

Welcome to the world of Cryptocurrency.

16:03

The National Congress of American Indians & the Native American Finance Officers Association Oppose the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in Congress "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published November 17, 2017

WASHINGTON  The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) oppose the Tax Cuts and Jobs Actboth the House bill and the Senate Finance Committee bill.

NCAI and NAFOA view it as deeply regrettable that neither the House nor the Senate bill takes seriously Indian Countrys priorities for tax reform. With respect to tribal nations, unless tribal provisions are included, the current tax reform legislation amounts to little more than a $1.5 trillion increase in the federal deficit over the next ten years. This deficit increase will inevitably create pressure to cut federal programs and services that are extremely important to tribal communities. Deficit-financed tax cuts that lead to austerity budget cuts would affect all Americans, but would disproportionately impact American Indians and Alaska Natives who rely on federal funding of the trust responsibility as well as social programs.

Accordingly, NCAI and NAFOA oppose the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. NCAI and NAFOA call on tribal governments to oppose these bills as well and contact their Congressional delegations to urge them to vote NO on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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16:02

Cherokee Nation to Receive Prestigious Award for Outstanding Stewardship of Historic Sites in Oklahoma "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Cherokee National Prison Museum. The Cherokee National Prison was the only penitentiary building in the entire Indian Territory from 1875 to 1901.

Published November 16, 2017

Tribe recognized for excellent historic and cultural preservation work and promotion 

CHICAGO  The National Trust for Historic Preservation will present the Trustees Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites to Cherokee Nation. The tribe is one of eight award winners to be honored by the National Trust during its 2017 PastForward National Preservation Conference this week in Chicago.

Cherokee Nation is being recognized for their careful stewardship of several properties vital to their history and culture as well as for their contributions to the preservation of state-owned resources within the Nation. For example, the 1844 building that housed their National Supreme Court, the 1875 National Prison and the 1869 National Capitol were all in need of repair and restoration.  Today, Cherokee Nation has completed or is in the process of completing repair work that returns each of these historic properties to their period of historical significance and opens them to the public.

When state budget cuts in 2010 threatened the Oklahoma Historical Societys (OHS) ability to care for state-owned historic resources, Cherokee Nation stepped forward with a $50,000 annual contribution to maintain operations at three OHS historic sites within the boundaries of the Nation and arranged to bring tour groups there for special programming opportunities. When the perilous budget situation persisted, Cherokee Nation worked with leadership at OHS to secure...

16:01

Pechanga Resort & Casino Hosts Active Shooter Training with First-responders "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

First responders train for active-shooter scenario at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California

Published November 17, 2017

PECHANGA INDIAN RESERVATION   On Wednesday, Pechanga hosted more than 100 police, fire, paramedics, and Pechanga first responders to conduct a major tactical response to a simulated active shooter incident. The November 15thtraining exercise was the first of its kind held in Riverside County following all CalFire engines being outfitted with tactical response equipment and firefighters going through a rigorous classroom-based training.

Planned for more than five months in advance, the incident response exercise was performed to provide police, fire, paramedics and hospitals the chance to better coordinate and streamline response efforts in the event of an actual violent incident. Agencies taking part in the drill included Pechanga Fire, CalFire, Riverside City Fire, Hemet and Corona Fire Departments, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Riverside County Sheriffs, Temecula Police, Murrieta Police, Corona Police, regional ambulance services, Pechanga Department of Public Safety and Pechanga Tribal Rangers, and Temecula Valley Hospital.

The Pechanga Fire Department participated in the training.

What this means is that the county, the Riverside County Fire Chiefs Association, developed one standard for tactical response for active shooters, said John Hawkins, Riverside County Fire Chief. Then we play according to that same playbook. It would be like all NFL teams using the same playbook. They could all play the same way.

According to Pechanga...

16:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Corrects Lower "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • ETH price started a minor correction from the $337.65 swing high against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break below yesterdays highlighted major bullish trend line with support at $326.50 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The price tested the $318 support area where appeared and protected further declines.

Ethereum price moved a few points down against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD is currently above $326 and facing hurdles on the upside.

Ethereum Price Resistance

There was no major move above the $336-337 resistance in ETH price against the US Dollar. The price started a downside move and traded below the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $306.73 low to $337.65 high. More importantly, there was a break below yesterdays highlighted major bullish trend line with support at $326.50 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

It has opened the doors for further corrections as long as the price is below $336-337. The last downside wave was protected by the $318 support and the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $306.73 low to $337.65 high. Moreover, the 100 hourly simple moving average near $318.50 acted as a support and prevented declines. The pair is now moving back higher and is currently trading above $326. On the upside, there is a connecting bearish trend line with resistance at $328.50.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

As long as the price is below the $336 and $337 levels, there is a chance of another downside move back toward $322. However, any major declines below $318 and 100 hourly simple moving average should be limited. There can be a couple of swing moves below $336 before the price attempts the next move.

Hourly MACD The MACD is mostly flat with minor bullish signals.

Hourly RSI The RSI is currently just above the 50 level with no major bearish signal.

Major Support Level $318

Major Resistance Level $337

 

Charts courtesy ...

16:00

Appreciate Your Hardships And Your Lessons "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Adeana M. Slater, Guest writer, In5D.com Im asking all of you to appreciate your hardships and your lessons. You learn the most with controversy. The repeated challenges wake you up to the core of your soul with the realization to find love and light in the simplest of pleasures. Again you are reminded that []

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16:00

Friends Of Tall Chick Sent To Make Inroads With Only Bloke In The Bar Taller Than Her "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A South Betoota man who is a fair nudge above-average-height has essentially just been told that hes a sure bet tonight, if hes keen. Despite having about as much personality as a broken Obike, the 29-year-old data analyst has been accosted by several friends of a tall chick. Hey where are you from? []

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16:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1.00 AUD = 0.0001 BTC
0.0001 BTC = 1.05 AUD
Converter

Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.0001 BTC = 0.78 USD
1.00 USD = 0.0001 BTC
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15:29

CSIRO Releases Computer-Generated Image Of What Kurt Cobain Would Look Like Now "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

STEVE KOLBY | Music | Contact Australias peaking scientific body, the CSIRO, has treated the world to yet another technological breakthrough this afternoon. Using a researchers MacBook Pro and Photoshop, the organisation says theyve been able accurately to predict what legendary musician Kurt Cobain if he were alive today. We spent all afternoon on it, said one public servant. []

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15:10

Supreme Court tackles medication angle of fluoridation case "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Supreme Court looks set to tackle the issue of whether adding fluoride to water supplies amounts to medicating the consumer to reduce tooth decay.

The court has reserved its decision on an appeal by a group that opposes fluoridation of water supplies, New Health New Zealand.

New Health appealed against a decision that South Taranaki District Council should be allowed to put fluoride in the water supplies of Waverley and P?tea, two areas with poor oral hygiene.

One of the planks of New Healths appeal was the Bill of Rights Act guarantee that anyone had the right to refuse to undergo medical treatment.

Fluoridated water supplies delivered medication for a therapeutic purpose, New Healths lawyer, Mary Scholtens, QC, said.

The right to refuse medical treatment was subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as could be justified in a free and democratic society.

For the minister of health, Crown lawyer Austin Powell argued fluoridated water was a public health measure, not medical treatment.

But there was point at which treatment and dietary additions came close to diverging, he said.

If the court found that adding fluoride was authorised, reading several provisions together, then it would be prescribed by law and the real issue would become whether it was justified, Powell said.

The council has defended the science behind fluoridation and said fluoridated water was not medication, its lawyer Duncan Laing said.

Fluoridating water was not delivering medical treatment, but even if it was medical treatment, it was legally allowed and was a minimal intrusion, he argued.

The Ministry of Health encouraged local authorities to fluoridate, after evaluating the scientific evidence and commissioning its own studies. It had been looked at on human rights grounds, and by a commission of inquiry.

There is a substantial body of evidence that fluoridation is a safe and effective way of reducing widespread disease, Laing said.

New Health has said that fluoride added to the water is not the same as medical-grade fluoride found in fluoride tablets and toothpaste.

New Health said the water additive was a product of the fertiliser industry, but Laing said that was not always the case.

Additives to drinking water had to comply with comprehensive water standards and it was not credible to say it added dangerous or inappropriate elements from the fluoride. New Health said contaminants such as mercury and arsenic came from the fluoride added.

Until 2002, l...

15:08

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Breaks Down "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price broke down and traded below the $1000 handle against the US Dollar.
  • This weeks highlighted bearish trend line with current resistance at $1050 is in place on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price is currently recovering but it will most likely face sellers near $1050 and $1100.

Bitcoin cash price traded lower sharply below $1000 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD is now under pressure and remains sell on rallies.

Bitcoin Cash Price Resistance

There was no major recovery in bitcoin cash price yesterday above $1200 against the US Dollar. The price started a sharp downside move and traded below a couple of important support levels like $1050 and $1000. The decline was strong and the price traded close to $800. A low was formed near $835 from where a recovery wave is initiated. The price has moved above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $1220 high to $835 low.

However, this weeks highlighted bearish trend line with current resistance at $1050 is in place on the hourly chart of BCH/USD. The same trend line resistance is near $1050. So, the previous support at $1050 may now act as a resistance for buyers in the near term. It also coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $1220 high to $835 low.

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH USD

The current recovery is positive, but a break below $1050 was negative. Therefore, bitcoin cash price might continue to face sellers near $1050 and $1100. On the downside, an initial support is around $900. Below $900, the price will most likely retest the recent low of $835.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BCH/USD is still in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BCH/USD is recovering from the overbought levels, but it is below 50.

Major Support Level $850

Major Resistance Level $1050

 

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15:01

HAPPENING NOW! Saudi Arabia and Kushner Lay Out Plans for Peace with Israel and War with Iran "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


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15:00

Europe's Executive Arm Issues Report on Blockchain For Education "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

EU Commission has released a report titled 'Blockchain in Education' that explains on potentials of the nascent technology in the education industry.

15:00

Now Just FIVE Men Own Almost as Much Wealth as Half the Worlds Population "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Last year it was 8 men, then down to 6, and now its probably just 5.

The super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow. An analysis of 2016 data found that the poorest five deciles of the world population own about $410 billion in total wealth.

As of June 2017, the worlds richest five men owned over $400 billion in wealth. Thus, on average, each man owns nearly as much as 750 million people.

Why Do We Let a Few People Shift Great Portions of the Worlds Wealth to Themselves?

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14:59

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 11/17/2017 New Highs Yet Again! "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price is at it again, breaking past the latest set of highs to close in on the $8000 handle.
  • Revisiting the Fib extension levels shows how high bitcoin price could go from here.
  • Price is already testing the 50% extension level but technical indicators show strengthening bullish momentum.

Bitcoin price is establishing new record highs and the Fibonacci extension levels show the next upside targets.

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA is above the longer-term 200 SMA on the daily time frame so the path of least resistance is to the upside. Moreover, the gap between the moving averages is widening to reflect stronger bullish pressure.

In that case, bitcoin price could aim for the 61.8% extension at $8638 or head to the 76.4% extension at $9352. The full extension is located at $10,506.54 and several analysts actually expect bitcoin to reach the $10,000 levels before year end.

Stochastic is on the move up to show that buyers are in control of price action. RSI has more room to climb so bitcoin price could keep following suit until both indicators turn from oversold levels.

Market Factors

The rise in volumes, supported by increasing investor interest, has been seen as the main factor spurring gains. According to CoinMarketCap.com, cryptocurrency markets have seen in excess of $10 billion in trading volume in the past 24 hours.

 

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14:43

Youre All Whipped! Writes Young Professional To Group Chat While Drinking Alone In Seedy Sports Bar "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Nobody wrote back to his 2 pm message asking if anybody was about for beers this afternoon, so Chris Masters took matters into his own hands. The 29-year-old bachelor clocked out from his Old City district bespoke, boutique public relations agency at around 3 pm and walked straight into []

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14:27

XRP Surges as AMEX Teams up with Ripple "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

XRP Ripple: XRP had a rollercoaster ride on Thursday on the news that American Express has teamed up with Ripple for cross-border payments.

This partnership with Ripple will enable instant blockchain-based payments for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to U.K.-based businesses that bank with Santander U.K.

How did XRP Ripple React?

XRP surged to the one-month high level of $0.2668 as the Ripple-AMEX partnership news broke out. However, it quickly erased most of the gains and closed Thursdays trading session at the key pivot level of 0.2233. It then started Fridays Asian session below the Ichimoku cloud. The future cloud on Ichimoku Kinko Hyos daily setup remains flat, although slightly bearish.

XRP-Ripple-Technical-AnalysisXRP-Ripple-Technical-Analysis

With this, we could expect XRPs range trade to continue for a bit more longer against the US dollar. The median range price for the pair appears to be between the 23% and 61% Fibonacci retracement levels at 0.1890 and 0.2790 respectively.

The Fibonacci setup retraces the major downtrend XRP saw after its ICO price of 0.3729, all the way down to the all-time-low price of 0.13.

Tell Me More about the Ripple-AMEX Collaboration

The Ripple-AMEX blockchain project allows payments made by American Express business customers on its  FX International Payments (FXIP) platform to be routed through Ripples enterprise blockchain network.

With this, Ripple believes that its cryptocurrency, XRP, will come into play as a means of speeding up payments later on down the line. This could explain the initial surge as the news broke out.

This marks one of the first major uses of the blockchain industry. Financial firms hope the technology can reduce the cost and complexity of processes such as securities settlement and international payments.

In a statement Ripples CEO Brad Garlinghouse said that transfers that used to take days will be completed in real time.

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These results demonstrate the dynamic ovarian response to BPA exposure. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2017 Nov 4. Epub 2017 Nov 4. PMID: 29113915 Abstract Title:  Bisphenol A accelerates meiotic progression in embryonic chickens via the estrogen receptor signaling pathway. Abstract:  Bisphenol A (BPA) as an endocrine-disrupting chemical with weak estrogenic activity affects formation of primordial follicles. This study aimed to identify the potential effects and molecular mechanisms of BPA on meiosis and primordial follicle formation in chickens. The results suggest that the cortical layer was thickened and the number of germ cells that entered into meiosis was increased in BPA-treated ovaries. The percentage ofH2AX-positive cells increased significantly. In addition, up-regulated mRNA expression of meiotic genes, including stimulated by retinoic acid gene 8 (Stra8), disrupted meiotic cDNA 1 homologue (Dmc1) and synaptonemal complex protein 3 (Scp3) were observed in BPA-treated ovaries. Therefore, progression to meiosis prophase I was accelerated by exposure to BPA. Furthermore, the results demonstrated that injection of BPA resulted in hypomethylation of Dazl (Deleted in A Zoospermia-Like gene) and Stra8 and up-regulation mRNA expression of Dazl and Stra8 during meiotic onset. Finally, the relationship between estrogen receptor (ER) expression and BPA-induced meiosis was revealed using an in vitro ovarian culture system. BPA enhanced ER expression at the levels of mRNA and protein, while BPA exerted no significant effect on ER and membrane-bound estrogen receptor (GPR30) expression. Theinducing effects of BPA on meiosis were blocked by ER inhibitor. Collectively, these results demonstrate the dynamic ovarian response to BPA exposure, which indicate that BPA affects the formation of primordial follicles by promoting meiotic progression of oocytes via hypomethylation of Dazl and Stra8 and ER signaling pathways.

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Astronomers discover new type of cosmic explosion "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

An international team of astronomers, including a University of Southampton expert, has discovered a new type of explosion in a distant galaxy. The explosion, called PS1-10adi, seems to prefer active galaxies that house supermassive black holes consuming the gas and...... Read more

Forests can beat humans at restoration, new study finds "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When it comes to restoring deforested landscapes, letting them regenerate naturally through passive means is generally cheaper than human-driven, so-called active, restoration techniques like re-planting. But a new study finds it can actually also be more effective in tropical ecosystems. The authors say that letting tropical forests regenerate by themselves could help further large-scale restoration goals while at the same time saving money that could help scale-up forest restoration worldwide. The study, published recently in Science Advances, analyzed the findings from 133 other studies conducted across 115 landscapes to compare natural and active regeneration of tropical forests. Its results indicate natural restoration techniques were more successful than active restoration at restoring the biodiversity levels of birds, plants, and invertebrates, as well as vegetation structure. Specifically, the study found biodiversity in naturally regenerated landscapes was 34 percent to 56 percent higher and vegetation structure 19 percent to 56 percent higher than in areas that had been actively restored. These findings suggest that lower cost approaches to restoring biodiversity and vegetation structure in tropical forests can actually be more effective than active restoration, study lead author Renato Crouzeilles, an associate researcher at the International Institute for Sustainability, said in a statement. Letting this razed peat forest grow back by itself may be better than actively re-planting it, according to the results of the Science Advances study. But it authors caution against a one-size-fits-all approach. Crouzeilles clarified that the success of natural regeneration over active restoration only became apparent when certain factors were

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Submicromolar BPA concentrations induce the DNA damage and promote the cell proliferation in the liver. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Food Chem Toxicol. 2017 Nov 8. Epub 2017 Nov 8. PMID: 29128613 Abstract Title:  Submicromolar bisphenol A induces proliferation and DNA damage in human hepatocyte cell lines in vitro and in juvenile rats in vivo. Abstract:  An association between bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and hepatic tumors was suggested, but the employment of high-dose levels raises questions about its relevance to human health. Here, we demonstrate that submicromolar concentrations of BPA induce the proliferation and DNA damage in human hepatocyte cell lines. In HepG2 and NKNT-3, undifferentiated and differentiated hepatocyte cell lines, respectively, submicromolar BPA concentrations promoted the cell proliferation, as indicated by enhanced DNA synthesis and elevated expression of cell-cycle proteins. At concentrations higher than 10 M, these effects disappeared, reflecting a non-monotonic dose-response relationship. Notably, histone H2AX was activated following exposure to BPA, which is a sensitive marker of DNA damage. Importantly, proliferative foci and DNA damage were also observed in liver tissue of rats orally exposedto BPA at 0.5 mg/kg for 90 days, from juvenile age (postnatal day 9) through adulthood. Reactive oxygen species appeared to play a role in the BPA-induced proliferation and DNA damage, as evidenced by a partial reversal of both processes upon pretreatment with an antioxidant, N-acetylcysteine. Collectively, these results demonstrate that submicromolar BPA concentrations induce the DNA damage and promote the cell proliferation in the liver, which may support its role as a risk factor for hepatocarcinogenicity.

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$54 Million Inquiry Finds Juvie That Tear Gasses Pre-Teens Probably Shouldnt Be Open "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has today found that a government institution that tortures children with solitary confinement and chemical weaponry probably shouldnt be allowed to keep doing that. The $54 million government inquiry, which was prompted by ABCs Four Corners report on the systemic []

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Rosmarinic acid is a potential supplement for most patients on dialysis. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Braz J Med Biol Res. 2017 Oct 19 ;50(12):e6145. Epub 2017 Oct 19. PMID: 29069222 Abstract Title:  Effect of a rosmarinic acid supplemented hemodialysis fluid on inflammation of human vascular endothelial cells. Abstract:  Chronic systemic inflammation and repetitive damage of vascular endothelia by incompatible dialysis system are probable causes of cardiovascular disease in patients on dialysis. The present study aimed to assess in vitro biocompatibility and anti-inflammatory effect of hemodialysis fluid supplemented with rosmarinic acid (RA) using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). HUVECs (5106 cells/mL) were pre-exposed to 1 g/mL of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and incubated with RA-supplemented hemodialysis fluid (HDF). Cytotoxicity was assessed qualitatively by morphologic assessment and quantitatively by MTT assay. Expressions of proinflammatory mediators were assessed using quantitative real-time PCR and production of NO was quantified. Phosphorylation of AKT and nuclear localization of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-B) were examined using western blotting. Exposure of HUVECs to RA-supplemented HDF had no influence on morphology and viability. Inhibition of proinflammatory mediator production in HUVECs by RA supplementation to HDF was significant in a dose-dependent manner. Exposure to RA-supplemented HDF resulted in a decrease in nitric oxide synthase expression and reduction of NO production in LPS-stimulated HUVECs. RA supplementation of HDF suppressed Akt activationin LPS-stimulated HUVECs. In addition, the level of cellular IB was increased in parallel to a reduced nuclear translocation of NF-B in LPS-induced endothelial cells. Our results suggest that RA-supplemented HDF is biocompatible and significantly suppressed inflammation induced in endothelial cells. In this respect, the use of HDF supplemented with RA could alleviate inflammation and improve long-term treatment of patients with renal failure on dialysis. Further clinical studies are required to confirm the effects.

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How to See Yourself As Others See You "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Body Mind Soul Spirit

It is common, and commendable, to be curious about how others see you in general, or in specific situations. The more insight you have in this area, the less time you are apt to lie awake at night, wondering. And even when you may have acted differently in a specific situation, upon review, this insight generally provides the best answer for moving forward.

It is quite possible to see yourself exactly as other people see you; however, this takes courage, and the development of some insight. So, if you dare, have a peek in the mirror

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. - Carl Jung

Steps


1. Understand that other people are your mirror.

A simple concept, yet one that many people are either unwilling, or unable, to grasp.Summed up, it is simply that other people reflect you. Your emotions, your traits, and your feelings are reflected back at you from other people either through in-kind responses or through predictable reactions to the emotions or feelings that youre issuing.

Perhaps even more surprising is the reality that the reflection is perfect, even if the reflector is almost invariably not. For example, you might feel condescension, irritability, or dismissiveness toward another person, which lowers your estimation of them and causes you to treat them less seriously; yet in doing so, you ignore the fact that they reflect your negative appraisal of them.
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The Inner Peace Effect "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Deane Thomas; In5D.com

How can we possibly play an integral role in global peace when our own world seems to be in such disarray? On the surface it seems a bad news story is permanently happening, and this filters into our day-to-day mindset. Not to despair we are here to share a beautiful insight to how we are making a contribution to good news! Our mindset not only shapes our own internal patterns and state of mind but also reflects how we relate to the outside world.

Each of us has our own unique life journey and how we interact with Mother Earth and each other. When we look outside, in many ways we see little progress towards serious issues that affect the planet and her citizens. Today, we are able to make a far more positive contribution, by reaching peace within our self.

Peace within conveys a particular energy to the outside world. After all, we are all part of the collective consciousness. When we make positive choices in our own lives, this immediately is converted into an energy, which ripples outward. As the energy flows outward, within us, we become far more aware and conscious of all that is.


A shift in consciousness is happening across the globe, yet we very rarely hear about it. Modern day technologies allow us to connect with other like-minded individuals, bypassing mainstream media. This is a tool that is being utilized far more, by awakened souls, to convey their messages. Switching off the television, or not reading the news, is one sure way to hook into the higher consciousness. In reality, not listening to the noise, allows our mind to seek something far more powerful.

Inner peace is not something that is achieved overnight; it is a process that, in many ways is a game. The game is played between the mind and heart/soul which is literally all within our self. We begin to reach the very core of our life, and remove anything that is not our own truth. Simultaneously, we open up to the powerful energies within, to truly transform our life path. It is a free will choice, as always, the way in which we choose to live our lives.
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Harvard Med School Researcher Discusses The Science Of Where Consciousness Comes From "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Arjun Walia; Collective Evolution

As Nikola Tesla said, The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of it existence. And truly, we are living in the beginning stages of a second scientific revolution, one where scientists from all over the world are coming together to emphasize something that has tremendous implications for us all that physical matter is NOT the only reality.

Its called non-material science, and despite what skeptics might think, its a field full of published studies just as rigorously researched as those in the hard sciences. As the American Institutes for Research (AIR) has concluded:


The statistical results of the studies examined are far beyond what is expected by chance. Arguments that these results could be due to methodological flaws in the experiments are soundly refuted. Effects of similar magnitude to those found in government-sponsored research at SRI and SAIC have been replicated at a number of laboratories across the world. Such consistency cannot be readily explained by claims of flaws or fraud.

The statement above is more than two decades old, written in the same year the U.S. government declassified parts of their STARGATE program, through which they investigated and used psi concepts such as telepathy and remote viewing.
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3 Characteristics Of A True Political Awakening "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Sigmund Fraud; Waking Times


The typical level of political awareness in our society is fairly basic, simplified and incomplete, but it serves as a functional trap for the mind and the imagination, pigeon-holing individuals into a conformist. This psychological trap preys upon two basic human traits: conservatism and progressivism. And because these traits are biologically hardwired into the human psyche, they are exploited as a fissure to create disharmony and division amongst the public.


Many people only rise to a level of political consciousness which allows them to understand their predisposition to one or the other of these traits. Awareness often ends here, with extreme devotion to one side of the publicized political spectrum.

The truth is that human societies have always needed an even distribution of people with each of these idealogical tendencies in order to achieve a balance between our need for external and internal control, protection and care. Political awakening involves rising above the prescribed psychology of division, into a position of appreciation of the qualities which unite us all.
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A cultured broth of Ganoderma lucidum exhibited antioxidant, antibacterial and -amylase inhibitory activities. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Food Sci Technol. 2017 Oct ;54(11):3724-3730. Epub 2017 Sep 7. PMID: 29051668 Abstract Title:  Culture broth of Ganoderma lucidum exhibited antioxidant, antibacterial and-amylase inhibitory activities. Abstract:  Culture broth of Ganoderma lucidum was determined for antioxidant, antibacterial and-amylase inhibitory activities. The culture broth contained protein as determined by Bradford method equaled to 0.2 mg/ml and total phenol content as 0.078 mg GAE/mg protein (0.557 mg GAE/g extract). It exhibited radicals scavenging activities against ABTS(+) and DPPH() radicals with a half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) less than 1.70  0.02 and 2.28  0.02 g protein/ml, respectively and reducing power equaled to 4.38  0.02 mol Trolox/g protein as investigated by ferric ion reducing antioxidant power method. The culture broth experimented into two approached; (1) treated with pronase and (2) filtered through a membrane with 10 kDa molecular weight cut-off (MWCO). The pronase-treated culture broth exhibited insignificant lower antioxidant activities, but the retained culture broth 10 kDa MWCO resulted in significant decrease in antioxidant activities suggesting that the small proteins might play the key role in antioxidant activity. The culture broth could protect DNA damage from hydroxyl radicals (()OH) generated by Fenton's reaction. This culture broth showed antibacterial activity towards pathogenic strains Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and also had an interesting -amylase inhibitory activity. This study suggested that apart from the fruiting bodies and the mycelial of G. lucidum, its culture broth also had potential applications as a value-added ingredient in the product such as in cosmetics and in nutraceuticals.

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Tongan World Cup Side Extend #RunItStraightChallenge To Chris Lilley "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT After just coming off the biggest win in their rugby league history, Maa Tonga have today extended an invitation to one of their nations greatest enemies, prominent blackface comedian Chris Lilley. Following a thrilling 28-22 win over New Zealand, the momentum behind the proud Island nation has seen their status as a middling []

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Polysaccharide peptides from Ganoderma lucidum are potent antioxidants and may prevent atherogenesis process in patients with dyslipidemia. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Heart Int. 2017 Jan-Dec;12(1):e1-e7. Epub 2017 Apr 12. PMID: 29114382 Abstract Title:  The inhibitory effects of polysaccharide peptides (PsP) of Ganoderma lucidum against atherosclerosis in rats with dyslipidemia. Abstract:  Background: Atherosclerosis occurs as a result of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) deposits oxidation. Endothelial dysfunction is an early process of atherosclerosis. Restoring endothelial lining back to normal by endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is critical for slowing or reversing vascular disease progression. Oxidative stress from hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is increased in dyslipidemia so that antioxidant agent is required to prevent destruction of blood vessels.Objectives: This study aims to report Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide peptide (PsP) effects in atherogenic process by measuring H2O2 level, IL-10 level, and EPC number in blood serum, and also intima-media thickness of aorta in dyslipidemia Wistar rat model by giving them a hypercholesterol diet (HCD).Materials and methods: The study was an experimental in vivo post-test with control group design. Thirty-five Wistar rats (Rattus norwegicus) were divided into five groups (normal diet group, HCD group, and hypercholesterol groups that received 50 mg/kg, 150 mg/kg, and 300 mg/kg bodyweight PsP).Results: Each treatment group showed significant results for the administration of PsP using the one-way analysis of variance test (p

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Gov. Releases Millions Of Man-Made Mosquitoes Which Cause Male Infertility "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Millions of man-made GM mosquitoes being released across the U.S. are likely to cause infertility in men, according to scientists.  Fears have grown that the lab-grown mosquitoes not only target disease-carrying insects but may also be [...]

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Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides may act as a tumor suppressor with applications in the treatment of prostate cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Mol Med Rep. 2017 Oct 26. Epub 2017 Oct 26. PMID: 29115463 Abstract Title:  Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide inhibits prostate cancer cell migration via the protein arginine methyltransferase 6 signaling pathway. Abstract:  Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of malignant tumor of men worldwide and the incidence and mortality rate is gradually increasing. At present, the molecular mechanisms of growth and migration in human prostate cancer have not been completely elucidated. Studies have demonstrated that Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides (GLP) can inhibit cancer. Therefore the present study investigated the effect and molecular mechanism of GLP on cell growth and migration of LNCaP human prostate cancer cells. LNCaP cells were transfected with either a protein arginine methyltransferase 6 (PRMT6) overexpression plasmid or PRMT6 small interfering (si)RNA. The cell growth and migration, and the expression of PRMT6 signalingassociated proteins, were investigated following treatment with 5 and 20 g/ml GLP. The results demonstrated that GLP inhibited cell growth, induced cell cycle arrest, decreasedPRMT6, cyclindependent kinase 2 (CDK2), focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and steroid receptor coactivator, (SRC) expression, and increased p21 expression in LNCaP cells, as determined by using a Coulter counter, flow cytometry, and reverse transcriptionquantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting, respectively. Furthermore, GLP significantly inhibited cell migration, as determined by Transwell migration and scratch assays, and altered CDK2, FAK, SRC and p21 expression in LNCaP cells transfected with the PRMT6 overexpression plasmid. By contrast, PRMT6 knockdown by siRNA reduced the effect of GLP on cell migration. These results indicate that GLP was effective in inhibiting cell growth, the cell cycle and cell migration, and the suppressive effect of GLP on cell migration may occur via the PRMT6 signaling pathway. Therefore, it is suggested that GLP may act as a tumor suppressor with applications in the treatment of prostate cancer. The results of the present study provide both the preliminary theoretical and experimental basis for the investigation of GLP as a therapeutic agent.

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Federal Study: Replacements for Hormone-Disrupting BPA May Be Just as Bad "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Composition with plastic bottles

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Replacements for bisphenol A, a hormone-disrupting chemical in plastics and food containers, could be just as harmful or even worse than it, according to a new study by the National Toxicology Program. The study of 24 replacement chemicals found that many already in use are structurally and functionally similar to BPA, and, just like BPA, may harm the endocrine system.

Biomonitoring studies show that over 90 percent of Americans have detectable levels of BPA in their bodies. In 2009, lab tests commissioned by EWG and Rachels Networkwere the first to detect BPA in the umbilical cord blood of American infants. In animal and human studies, exposure to BPA, especially during sensitive windows of development such as pregnancy and childhood, has been linked to harm to the reproductive system, cancer, changes in behavior, and obesity.

As shoppers turned away from plastics, food containers and other products that leach BPA, manufacturers put forth a variety of replacements, most with very little publicly available information on their health effects. The National Toxicology Programs report  points out the risk of introducing poorly studied chemicals to the marketplace, saying the new chemicals should be reconsidered for use in consumer products.

In some cases, the replacements were more potent than BPA in tests of hormone-disrupting potential, indicating even greater health risks than those from BPA itself. The researchers also said their analyses suggest that many of the chemicals could disrupt the hormones of fetuses in the womb.

Another recent study, led by University of Massachusetts-Amherst scientist Laura Vandenberg, tested the effects of exposure during pregnancy to bisphenol S,...

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The Leatherman MUT(Military Utility Tool) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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What can be said about this tool cannot be said in a single post, so this thread will be a ever evolving thread about Leathermans top of the line multi-tool.

This tool was designed for the M16/M4/Ar15 series rifle that we all know of. So I will start this thread with the two major cons about this tool. Price and bulky as get out.

First the price. $160.00 from Amazon, there have been people claiming to have bought this for $120.00 online, but I could not find...

The Leatherman MUT(Military Utility Tool)

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These findings suggest that Melissa officinalis and its constituent rosmarinic acid possess anti-EV71 activities. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 25 ;7(1):12264. Epub 2017 Sep 25. PMID: 28947773 Abstract Title:  Anti-enterovirus 71 activities of Melissa officinalis extract and its biologically active constituent rosmarinic acid. Abstract:  Enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection is endemic in the Asia-Pacific region. No specific antiviral drug has been available to treat EV71 infection. Melissa officinalis (MO) is a medicinal plant with long history of usage in the European and Middle East. We investigated whether an aqueous solution of concentrated methanolic extract (MOM) possesses antiviral activity. MOM inhibited plaque formation, cytopathic effect, and viral protein synthesis in EV71-infected cells. Using spectral techniques, we identified rosmarinic acid (RA) as a biologically active constituent of MOM. RA reduced viral attachment and entry; cleavage of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4G (eIF4G); reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation; and translocation of heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein A1 (hnRNP A1) from nucleus to cytoplasm. It alleviated EV71-induced hyperphosphorylation of p38 kinase and EPS15. RA is likely to suppress ROS-mediated p38 kinase activation, and suchdownstream molecular events as hnRNP A1 translocation and EPS15-regulated membrane trafficking in EV71-infected cells. These findings suggest that MO and its constituent RA possess anti-EV71 activities, and may serve as a candidate drug for therapeutic and prophylactic uses against EV71 infection.

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Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

TransCanada Corp.s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators reported Thursday. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak south of a pump station in Marshall County, TransCanada said in a statement. The cause was being investigated.

Officials dont believe the leak affected any surface water bodies or threatened any drinking water systems from the spill onto agricultural land, said Brian Walsh, an environmental scientist manager at the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, which has dispatched a staff member to the site. Ultimately, the cleanup responsibility lies with TransCanada, and theyll have to clean it up in compliance with our state regulations, Walsh said. READ MORE

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210,000 Gallons of Oil Leak from Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published November 16, 2017

MARSHALL COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA The Keystone pipeline was shut down on Thursday, November 16, 2917, because an oil spill in Marshall, South Dakota. State of South Dakota officials indicated some 210,000 gallons of oil spilled onto agricultural land. The officials claim the pipeline leak did not contaminate any drinking water systems or surface bodies of water.

The Keystone pipeline is owned by TransCanada Corp., which is the process of gaining approval for the Keystone XL pipeline.

President Donald Trump issued a federal permit for the expansion project in March even though it had been rejected by the Obama administration. The Keystone XL project would move crude oil from Alberta, Canada, across Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with existing pipelines feeding refineries along the Gulf Coast.

Discovery of the leak comes just days before Nebraska regulators are scheduled to announce their decision Monday whether to approve the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, an expansion that would boost the amount of oil TransCanada is now shipping through the existing line, which is known simply as Keystone. The expansion has faced fierce opposition from environmental groups, American Indian tribes and some landowners.

 

 

 

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Medical Kidnapping of Seniors: A $273 BILLION Industry "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Sad Image of a senior Homeless man In Park

How the Elderly Lose Their Rights

Guardians can sell the assets and control the lives of senior citizens without their consentand reap a profit from it.

By Rachel Aviv
The New Yorker

Excerpts:

For years, Rudy North woke up at 9 a.m. and read the Las Vegas Review-Journal while eating a piece of toast. Then he read a novelhe liked James Patterson and Clive Cussleror, if he was feeling more ambitious, Freud. On scraps of paper and legal notepads, he jotted down thoughts sparked by his reading. Deep below the rational part of our brain is an underground ocean where strange things swim, he wrote on one notepad. On another, Life: the longer it cooks, the better it tastes.

Rennie, his wife of fifty-seven years, was slower to rise. She was recovering from lymphoma and suffered from neuropathy so severe that her legs felt like sausages. Each morning, she spent nearly an hour in the bathroom applying makeup and lotions, the same brands shed used for forty years. She always emerged wearing pale-pink lipstick. Rudy, who was prone to grandiosity, liked to refer to her as my amour.

On the Friday before Labor Day, 2013, the Norths had just finished their toast when a nurse, who visited five times a week to help Rennie bathe and dress, came to their house, in Sun City Aliante, an active adult community in Las Vegas. They had moved there in 2005, when Rudy, a retired consultant for broadcasters, was sixty-eight and Rennie was sixty-six. They took pride in their view of the golf course, though neither of them played golf.

Rudy chatted with the nurse in the kitchen for twenty minutes, joking about marriage and laundry, until there was a knock at the door. A stocky woman with shiny black hair introduced herself as April Parks, the owner of the company A Private Professional Guardian. She was accompanied by three colleagues, who didnt give their names. Parks told the Norths that she had an order from the Cl...

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FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according to people familiar with the plans. The move would reignite a years-long debate that has seen Republicans and broadband providers seeking to eliminate the rules, while Democrats and technology

companies support them. The regulations passed in 2015 bar broadband providers such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. from interfering with web traffic sent by Google, Facebook Inc. and others. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, chosen by President Donald Trump, in April proposed gutting the rules and asked for public reaction. The agency has taken in more than 22 million comments on the matter. READ MORE

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American Investors Plan to HODL Bitcoin Until Price Hits $196,000 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Americans seem to be better hodlers than many financial pundits think; most will hold Bitcoin longer than three years and wont sell out until $196k per coin.

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It appears that fennel is effective in menopausal women with depression and anxiety disorders. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Obstet Gynaecol. 2017 Sep 11:1-6. Epub 2017 Sep 11. PMID: 28891367 Abstract Title:  Effect of Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) on symptoms of depression and anxiety in postmenopausal women: a double-blind randomised controlled trial. Abstract:  The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) on anxiety and depression symptoms in postmenopausal women. This study was a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial, in which 60 eligible postmenopausal women were selected and then randomly assigned to fennel and placebo groups. Then, symptoms of anxiety and depression were measured using Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Zung's Self Rating Depression Scale (SDS). Following the intervention, the score of HADS (depression and anxiety subgroups) and SDS did not show any significant decrease in the sample under study. However, the analysis of patients with depression or anxiety disorder showed a borderline or significant improvement. Further studies with a larger sample size are required to confirm the findings. Impact statement Current knowledge on the subject: Based on the results of in vivo and in vitro animal studies, fennel may have anti-depressant and anti-anxiety properties. The contribution made by this study: It appears that fennel is effective in menopausal women with depression and anxiety disorders. The implications of findings for clinical practice and future research: Further studies with a larger sample size are required to confirm the actual effect of fennel in clinical setting.

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Members Of Indian Lost Tribe Finally Reunited With families "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

62 members of Indias Bnei Menashe Jewish community immigrated to Israel this week, some of them reuniting with family members after years of separation.  The aliya was facilitated by Shavei Israel, a Jerusalem-based non-profit organization, which works to reconnect descendants of Jews around the world with their people and the State of Israel. The last group to arrive this week landed at Ben-Gurion

Airport on Thursday morning to a special welcoming ceremony, greeted by Interior Minister Arye Deri, Deputy Finance Minister Yitzhak Cohen and Shavei Israel Founder and Chairman Michael Freund. Some of the new immigrants hadnt seen members of their families for over 10 years, as only portions of the family had been approved for aliya by the government and Chief Rabbinate. READ MORE

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Pregnant At Christmas: A Survival Guide "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Pregnant At Christmas? A Survival Guide

Youve decked the halls with boughs of holly (or tinsel). The living room furniture has been squished into one corner of the room to make way for the oversized Christmas tree. It can only mean one thing. Christmas is upon us. As Andy Williams famously sang: Its a most wonderful time of the year. Of course, Andy Williams probably never spent it pregnant. If he had, hed know the festive period can feel a lot more like hard work, when all you want to do is nap.

Pregnant At Christmas: A Survival Guide

If the thought of endless office parties, Christmas shopping, and family get-togethers makes you want to hibernate until its all over, this survival guide is for you. Dont forget, you can get away with a lot when youre pregnant. What better time to exploit it than at Christmas? Here are 10 top tips to help you survive the Christmas season with a bun in the oven:

#1: Avoid Over Scheduling

Christmas is such a busy time of year. Your diary rapidly fills with dinners and nights out with various friends you havent seen for months. There are plenty of family parties and celebratory gatherings with work colleagues. And, before you know it, youre fully booked and in desperate need of a night off. You dont have to say yes to every event, just pick the ones you really want to go to. Aim to keep one night free each weekend in December so you can rest if you need to. Growing a baby is tiring work, so dont put extra pressure on yourself, trying to keep up with everybody else. You dont need to be busy, busy, busy just because its Christmas.

#2: Dont Be Afraid To Cancel Plans

If you have overfilled your social calendar, dont be afraid to back out of plans if you need to. Nobody likes a flaky friend, but being pregnant is a perfectly valid excuse for skipping things. Youre likely to be more exhausted than usual and might even find yourself feeling run down at times. If you arent really up to doing something, be honest and say so. Your friends and family will understand you need to take a step back.

#3: Treat Yourself To Some Maternity Pyjamas

New pyjamas pretty much say Christmas, dont they? Theres nothing better than snuggling up in front of t...

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Foeniculum vulgare essential oil ameliorates acetic acid-induced colitis in animals. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Inflammopharmacology. 2017 Oct 24. Epub 2017 Oct 24. PMID: 29067571 Abstract Title:  Foeniculum vulgare essential oil ameliorates acetic acid-induced colitis in rats through the inhibition of NF-kB pathway. Abstract:  AIM: The aim of the present study is to investigate the protective effects of Foeniculum vulgare essential oil on intestinal inflammation through the inhibition of NF-kB pathway in acetic acid-induced rat colitis.METHODS: Acute colitis was induced by intra-rectal administration of 2 mL of diluted acetic acid (4%) solution. Two hours after the induction of colitis, 0.2% tween 80 in normal saline, dexamethasone (2 mg/kg) and F. vulgare essential oil (100, 200, 400 mg/kg) were administered to the animals by oral gavage and continued for 5 consecutive days. Assessment of macroscopic and microscopic lesions was done. MPO activity was evaluated by biochemical method. Furthermore, TNF- activity was detected by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and the expression level of p-NF-kB p65 protein was measured by western blot analysis.RESULTS: Dexamethasone and F. vulgare essential oil (200, 400 mg/kg) reduced the macroscopic and microscopic lesions compared to the acetic acid group (p 

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12:49

bill clinton should be thrown under the bus as the media follows... "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



bill clinton should be thrown under the bus as the media follows the growing spate of political sex scandals, agc

12:49

Why Smudging is More than some Hippie B.S. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Smudging can be helpful. We can light the sage and set the intention that the smoke created is gathering up everything we don't need and lifting it up to the sky like a helium balloon drifting away from us. In this way, we let the smudge do the heavy lifting for us.

12:44

Letter by Veteran Vaccine Researchers Warns of Multiple Vaccine Risks "IndyWatch Feed Health"

"So far the results have been consistent in indicating that it is better to receive a live vaccine after a non-live vaccine than a non-live after a live vaccine ... Hence, it could have major effects on mortality and morbidity...

12:42

School Of Hard Knocks Alma Mater Distance Themselves From Racist Former Old Boy "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT In an unravelling series of events, The School of Hard Knocks has been scrambling to distance themselves from graduate Barry Hodgson, in the wake of the 67-year olds inflammatory comments online. Between the hours of 10pm and 4am, Hodgson went on a Facebook rampage commenting on 412 total posts with such statements as []

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12:35

Mimblewimble Just Launched Its First Testnet "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

An experimental blockchain boasting an innovative array of potential features is now entering a new phase of testing.

12:28

Roy Moore campaign robocalling mothers for permission "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Senate candidate Roy Moore looks to cover all his bases with robocall campaign.

12:27

Ever Feel like youre Struggling to find Enough Hours in the Day? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Perhaps, what we need is not time, but patience. Perhaps, there is a time for everything, and everything else will come. Perhaps, we're struggling to cram a life into a minute---but all good things come to those who wait. For the time being, we make time for the things that are important. For the time being, enjoy what you have now, and work hard for the things that you want.

12:25

Action Alert! Senate Should Reject Alex Azar "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Thank you to Autism Action Network for this action alert. You may be able to help stop this appointment by sharing your concerns with your Senator. The action alert below includes a link, and letter you can use through the...

12:22

Do Lactation Consultants Ever Suggest Formula? "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Do Lactation Consultants Ever Suggest Formula?

Breastfeeding statistics in Australia indicate most mothers want to breastfeed, with a 96% initiation rate. Breastfeeding, although natural, is still a learned skill and it can take some time to get the hang of it. Knowledgeable support is very important when it comes to helping mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are the gold standard in terms of helping mothers with breastfeeding. IBCLCs also need to be sensitive to mothers needs as they work with them to help them achieve their goals. But what if breastfeeding is not working out so well, or if a mother thinks she might want to stop breastfeeding?

Do Lactation Consultants Ever Suggest Formula?

Lactation consultants dont tell mothers what to do. When working with mothers, an IBCLCs role is to provide information and support. Its not an IBCLCs prerogative to tell a mother to use formula, any more than it is to tell her to breastfeed. A mother who is experiencing breastfeeding difficulties doesnt automatically want to wean and formula feed. To suggest this to a mother struggling with breastfeeding can undermine all the time and effort she has put in so far. Instead, a mother needs to be provided with a safe environment, to work out what will work best for her. She doesnt need an IBCLC to make up her mind for her. Of course, in situations where there is a medical need for formula, an appropriate health professional (such as a medical adviser) should inform a mother of this. An IBCLCs role, especially when working with mothers struggling with breastfeeding, is to do these 3 things:

#1: Understand What Mothers Are Experiencing

This is probably the most important aspect of supporting mothers struggling with breastfeeding. It involves being patient, listening actively, and showing empathy and unconditional positive...

12:14

P. peregrina essential oil inhalation ameliorates scopolamine-induced memory impairment, anxiety, and depression. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Mol Neurobiol. 2016 Nov ;53(9):6557-6567. Epub 2016 Jan 14. PMID: 26768430 Abstract Title:  The Effects of Inhaled Pimpinella peregrina Essential Oil on Scopolamine-Induced Memory Impairment, Anxiety, and Depression in Laboratory Rats. Abstract:  In the present study, we identified the effects of inhaled Pimpinella peregrina essential oil (1 and 3 %, for 21 continuous days) on scopolamine-induced memory impairment, anxiety, and depression in laboratory rats. Y-maze and radial arm-maze tests were used for assessing memory processes. Also, the anxiety and depressive responses were studied by means of the elevated plus-maze and forced swimmingtests. The scopolamine alone-treated rats exhibited the following: decrease of the spontaneous alternation percentage in Y-maze test, increase of the number of working and reference memory errors in radial arm-maze test, along with decrease of the exploratory activity, the percentage of the time spent and the number of entries in the open arm within elevated plus-maze test and decrease of swimming time and increase of immobility time within forced swimming test. Inhalation of the P. peregrina essential oil significantly improved memory formation and exhibited anxiolytic- and antidepressant-like effects in scopolamine-treated rats. Our results suggest that the P. peregrina essential oil inhalation ameliorates scopolamine-induced memory impairment, anxiety, and depression. Moreover, studies on the P. peregrina essential oil may open a new therapeutic window for the prevention of neurological abnormalities closely related to Alzheimer's disease.

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12:12

Shinola Audio introduces the new high fidelity Canfield Headphone Collection "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
Shinolayes, the Detroit-based design brandis introducing the new Canfield Headphone Collection part of their distinctive range of Shinola Audio products, which also includes the eye-popping Runwell Turntable and matching bookshelf speakers.<...

12:11

Three Videos Ive viewed in the last 24 hours which may interest a few Robert David Steele, Charles Ortel, and Peri and Kent "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

So these go from the surface level things going on, all the way to whats happening Galactically. No doubt these are indicating major stuff is continuing. And I had no sense what image to use, so I chose two kitties.
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https://youtu.be/9puSV26D5Sc

Victurus Libertas VL Published on Nov 15, 2017
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https://youtu.be/8Z1yE_QeF2w

Real News with David Knight Published on Nov 15, 2017
Charles Ortel has been investigating Clinton Foundation Corruption since 2015. There is a discernible pattern to the corruption and Rosenstein, Comey, & Mueller go back way before Uranium One....

12:11

The Phoenix of Equality: How Pioneering Firefighter Brenda Berkman Won Womens Right to Herosim "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

My uniform is emblematic of my philosophy that people should try to leave the world better than they found it.


The Phoenix of Equality: How Pioneering Firefighter Brenda Berkman Won Womens Right to Herosim

No woman should say, I am but a woman! But a woman! What more can you ask to be? pioneering 19th-century astronomer Maria Mitchell told her students as she paved the way for women in science. And yet a century later, Brenda Berkman found embers of that but-a-woman cavil smoldering in the innermost chamber of culture, and she set out to extinguish them with unexampled fortitude of spirit.

Berkman, now an artist in her sixties, was once a lawyer before becoming one of the first women firefighters on the New York force, where she initiated and won at great personal cost a landmark lawsuit that forever changed the face of the fire department and became a precedent for equality far beyond its locale. Berkman recounts the hard-earned triumph through the lens of her uniform in one of the sixty-eight stories in Emily Spivacks altogether wonderful Worn in New York (public library) the continuation of Spivacks Worn Stories, one of the most rewarding books of 2014, unraveling the tapestry of cultural and personal histories that make us who we are through the storytelling thread of sartorial micro-memoirs.

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12:08

How to Make Non Dairy Yogurt of any kind "IndyWatch Feed Health"

How to Make Non-Dairy Yogurt of Any Kind!
Making non-dairy yogurt consists most generally of these 3 steps:
  1. Choose non-dairy milk, such as coconut, hemp, or rice milk.
  2. Add a thickener (if desired) to make your final product as thick and creamy as you would like.
  3. Add probiotic bacterial culture, whether from a yogurt-making kit or probiotic capsule of your choice.
See here for more precise measurements for different types of non-dairy milk, thickener, and cultures. The possibilities are endless!
But here, we introduce our favourite (and easiest) variation yet the thick and creamy 2-ingredient coconut yogurt.
Recipe: Thick and Creamy 2-Ingredient Coconut Yogurt
From our friends at Minimalist Baker
Serves: 1.5 cups total
Prep time: 48 hours
Ingredients
  • 2 high-quality probiotic capsules
  • 1 14-ounce (414ml) can of smooth, creamy full-fat coconut milk (containing guar gum, if possible)
    • NOTE: The milk should not be grainy or chunky.
  • (Optional) 100g or 1 handful of oats
Instructions
  1. Vigorously shake the can of coconut milk. Then pour the coconut milk into a clean glass jar or bowl.
  2. Empty the contents of the probiotic capsules into the jar/bowl. Use a wooden spoon to mix the contents together.
  3. Cover the top of the jar/bowl with a cheesecloth, and seal tight with a rubber band....

12:00

How To Cook For Your Postpartum Clients "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

When I get asked a question over and over again I know its time to write a blog post about it! I am often asked about how to cook for Newborn Mothers, what the regulations are and where to actually do the cooking.

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I can only speak about my experience in Australia but if you have any information regarding your own country please add it in the comments.

Health And Safety

You can do a simple Food Handlers Certificate Course online, and it only takes a few hours. This will give you the basic food handling and safety info you need, plus a certificate. Easy :)

Cooking In Your Home

When choosing whether to cook in your home or in your clients home there are a few things to consider.

If you cook at your own home its easy to forget to charge for your time and realise only later that you are barely covering your costs. Be sure to factor in your time!

To sell food prepared in your own kitchen you will need to register. An environmental health officer will come to your home and check that your kitchen is clean and hygienic, and meets certain structural requirements such as ventilation.

Cooking In Your Clients Home

If you cook in your clients home you can plan a menu together - I go through my recipe book with them.  I usually ask my clients family or friends to do the shopping or we set up online shopping as part of the village building process, or you bring the ingredients yourself.

If you buy ingredients make sure you include that in your pricing calculations.

Pricing And Scale

Cooking small batches to order is a beautiful premium service and deserves a premium price.

If you want to make your meals more affordable consider hiring a catering kitchen once a week and having a set menu. That way you can shop, cook, clean and deliver all on one day and reach and serve many more Newborn Mothers.

Your First Step

Contact your local governments Environmental Health Department and they will guide you through these certification and registration processes and more. Its usually really easy and doesnt cost too much to get started!

More Things To Consider

You may need to register your business, your business name...

11:56

Very bright fireball explodes over northern Finland, sonic boom reported "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A very bright fireball exploded over Lapland, northern Finland at 16:40 UTC (18:40 EET) on November 16, 2017. The event lasted between 5 and 10 seconds and was seen across northern Finland, especially Nellim, Solojrvi and Ivalo, and from northern Norway. This...... Read more

The uncertain future of Bogots shantytowns "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

BOGOTA, Colombia Up here amidst the clouds and on the spine of the Andean mountain range, its hard to believe that San German is situated on the outskirts of Colombias booming metropolis of Bogot. The shantytown is nestled between three marshlands, a messy constellation of homes improvised from plywood, tarpaulin sheets, and brick. There is an almost permanent dampness in San German, caused by the high altitude, and a cold wind whistles through its homes. Speaking recently above the din of a noisy rain smacking down on his homes tin roof, San Germans twenty-six year-old community leader, Arley Estupin, argues that the settlement is a result of politics. Estupin sasuxys places like San German owe their existence to an unwillingness by Colombias politicians to house vulnerable and destitute citizens who migrate to the capital. That is why we end up living here in these conditions, and yet [the government] still wants to kick us out, he said. Estupin is the spokesperson for the growing population of San German, and his goal is to get it recognized as a legitimate neighborhood. There are no official estimates, but Arley puts the number at 300 or so families living there. At the moment the shantytown is in limbo, deemed an illegal squat by the Bogot mayors office because it lies within the boundaries of a national park, called Entrenubes (literally, between the clouds). In the meantime, the community is working with a nonprofit legal group seeking to help San German obtain a legal title.

Alliance of the Bear: Native groups stymie Trump, tar sands pipelines "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Grand Chief Serge Otsi Simon of the Kanesatake Mohawk addresses a crowd in Montreal. Photo courtesy of the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands On July 4, 2017, while the rest of America celebrated Independence Day with cookouts and fireworks, Grand Chief Serge Otsi Simon of the Kanesatake Mohawk stood before a gathering of North American tribal leaders, vibrating with anger. Simon, a powerfully built man with long, thick, graying hair cascading down his back, has spent years fighting for a pan-Indian alliance to challenge the expansion of pipelines across the continent. Now he quivered with controlled rage. Relatives, he said, Lets be realistic. If France did to Great Britain what the U.S. and Canada do to us, it would be an act of war. Well, why isnt it war now? I keep peace in one hand, but dammit. Im getting frustrated. Simon was speaking out from an unlikely venue: inside a Rapid City, South Dakota, Holiday Inn conference room, addressing tribal leaders from the Western U.S. and all across Canada, who had gathered to sign their names to the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion (TAATSE), a still-growing mutual-defense pact between tribal nations he has built over the last two years. It was a poignant place and time for the meeting; Rapid City is known as the City of Presidents, where, wandering downtown, one may bump into bronze casts of Lincoln or Reagan, amid shops built atop ground that the Lakota firmly consider to be their sovereign, unceded territory

11:55

Bakery replaces baby Jesus with sausage roll in advent calendar, sparking outrage "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

British bakery chain Greggs apologized on Wednesday after it recreated the nativity scene image for this years advent calendar but replaced baby Jesus with a sausage roll.  Greggs released several photographs on its social media pages to promote its advent calendar set to be released next Monday, the Telegraph reported on Wednesday. But one image showing three men surrounding a sausage roll instead of baby Jesus

prompted outrage among consumers and Christian groups. Some people called for a boycott on the chain for its sick anti-Christian advent calendar. Please boycott @GreggsOfficial to protest against its sick anti-Christian Advent Calendar. What cowards these people are: we all know that they would never dare insult other religions! They should donate every penny of their profits to @salvationarmyuk, a Twitter user wrote.  READ MORE

11:53

The GoldFIsh Report No 154 Week 43 POTUS Report w/ Prof. Jim Fetzer: Draining the Swamp [11-13-17] "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Ive just been viewing this one, and found it very in-drawing (namely, it drew me in).
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https://youtu.be/1Xs-NZkmTtQ

On The GoldFish Report No. 154, Jim and Louisa discuss the latest Q posts from 4Chan who alludes to older false flags such as the Titanic , Hindenburg disaster and what they have in common with the Federal Reserve. Also discussed is the over 800 sealed indictments thus far of POTUSS storm and the new fashionable right leg braces/electronic ankle wear the Hillary and McCain are modeling for the public. Jim shares insight on these current events and new evidence in the Las Vegas, Texas and Sandy Hook False Flags and more. Whoais all we can say.

Also, Jims new book Political Theater in Charlottesville is out and available here http://moonrockbooks.com/political-th&#8230;. To learn more about Jim Fetzers research, books and articles, visit http://www.jamesfetzer.blogspot.com. Google Nobody Died at Sandy Hook to find a free DVD of the facts. To receive notifications of our reports please subscribe to this YouTube C...

11:52

Success Story: Dad Beats Traffic Jam To Get Labouring Wife To Hospital "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Success Story: Driver Beats Traffic Jam To Get Labouring Wife To Hospital

In most relationships, its up to the man to organise the trip to hospital when a baby is coming. Women take care of the pregnancy, the labour, the pushing and the breastfeeding. And men are in charge of getting their partners safely to the hospital. Most men know in advance this isnt going to be an easy task. Their partners will be having contractions, so that means super careful driving. They also need to plan the best route, and hope for clear roads and green lights all the way. When they arrive at the hospital, they have to make sure they have enough change to pay for parking, and pray there will be plenty of available parking spaces. But what if things dont go to plan?

Success Story: Dad Beats Traffic Jam To Get Labouring Wife To Hospital

Pete Thomas, a new dad from the UK, found out the hard way sometimes you have to go the extra mile to get your partner to the hospital safely. Being caught up in a traffic jam is definitely not something you want when youre transporting your labouring partner to the hospital. Thats exactly what happened to Thomas. The inventive dad was forced to unleash his creative side to get through the jam. Thomas honked his horn and flashed his lights, hoping to encourage other drivers to get out of the way. Luckily for him, it worked, and the bemused drivers made way for Thomas and his wife to pass. He later took to Twitter to thank the other drivers for letting him through. He tweeted: To everyone in the traffic jam on the A3 south of Guildford this morning who got out of the way of the crazy guy flashing his lights and honking his horn - thank you so much. We made it. Just. Mother and baby are doing great. The tweet was shared over 8,000 times and attracted almost 70,000 likes. Some of the drivers in the jam saw it and rushed to congratulate Thomas and his partner on the arrival of their new baby. Some users even shared stories of their own fast births, with one couple reporting their baby had been born by the side of the road. Thomas added: "It was all OK... in the end. Becs did great. Little man (9lb 9oz [4.3kg], so not that little) is l...

11:49

SolarHome 620 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This may be of interest to some...

Solar-Powered Light, Charging & Radio

The BioLite SolarHome 620 brings modern lighting, energy, and entertainment to transform any structure into an off-grid home. The easy-to-install 6 watt solar panel captures daily sun to charge up a central 20 Wh control box which powers 3 hanging lights, USB charge-out, and an MP3/FM radio system. BioLite's first-crossover product, the SolarHome 620 is currently in use in over 5,000 homes across...

SolarHome 620

11:47

School Forces boy to remove Fake News T-shirt on field trip to CNN "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A Georgia family is under fire for allowing a seventh grader to wear a T-shirt that mocked liberal news network CNN on a school field trip to CNNs Atlanta headquarters but the boys parents think the school violated the First Amendment by making their son take it off.  Nancy and Stan Jester, of Dekalb, are both local elected officials, she a county commissioner and he is a member of the local school board. Their son, seventh-grader Jaxon, wore a shirt mocking the CNN logo as FNN with the caption, Fake News Network.

A teacher asked him to remove it before the tour, but the school has since apologized to the Jesters. However, the parents want an apology for Jaxon because, they say, the whole thing was his idea and he has the right to free speech.  This year when the CNN tour was announced, my 7th grade son Jaxon asked me if he could purchase an FNN-Fake News Network shirt to wear for his field trip, Stan Jester wrote in a blog post. As an advocate for the First Amendment, I agreed to his request. READ MORE

11:45

Social Media is Eviluse it for Good. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis: In a world of bad news, social media can be a force of good. You know your one friend who doesnt like to watch the news because of how glum it is? Next time you see them, remind them that bad news is good because it creates awareness []

11:45

Cities race to annex land before new Texas law goes into effect Dec. 1 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

A new law will require certain cities to get the consent of a majority of property owners before annexing their land.

by Matthew Choi Nov. 16, 2017 18 hours ago

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A road sign outside of Mesquite city limits in Dallas County....

Cities race to annex land before new Texas law goes into effect Dec. 1

11:44

Silymarin-phosphatidylserine and galega increased milk production in mothers of preterm infants. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Eur J Clin Nutr. 2016 Oct ;70(10):1151-1154. Epub 2016 Jun 1. PMID: 27245206 Abstract Title:  Efficacy of a galactogogue containing silymarin-phosphatidylserine and galega in mothers of preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial. Abstract:  BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Human milk (HM) is the best possible food for all infants, especially for preterm ones, but lactation and breastfeeding are very difficult for mothers of preterm babies and high rates of breastfeeding difficulties have been reported. Our aim was to investigate the efficacy of a galactogogue containing silymarin-phosphatidylserine and galega in increasing milk production during the first month after delivery in a population of mothers of preterm infants.SUBJECTS/METHODS: Mothers of infants with gestational age (GA) between 27(+0) and 32(+6) weeks were enrolled in this prospective, double-blind, randomized trial and were randomly allocated to receive either the galactogogue containing silymarin-phosphatidylserine and galega, 5g/day (galactogogue group, GG), or a placebo, 5g of lactose per day (placebo group, PG) from the 3rd to the 28th day after delivery.RESULTS: Fifty mothers were included in each group. General characteristics of mothers and pregnancies were similar. Milk production was significantly greater in the GG at the 7th day of life and at the 30th day of life. Daily milk production from the 7th to the 30th day of life was 200 (110-380) ml in the GG vs 115 (60-245) ml in the PG (P

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11:37

Chamomile was revealed to be a potent galactogogue. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018 Jan ;31(1):116-118. Epub 2017 Apr 10. PMID: 28000519 Abstract Title:  Chamomile reveals to be a potent galactogogue: the unexpected effect. Abstract:  Good habits of breastfeeding have been associated with many long-term health benefits. Nowadays, improvement is seen in the health of children and mothers who practice exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. The search of new potent stimulants for milk production is important to promote lactation, mainly in cases where breastfeeding is a difficult task. This report presents a case of a woman who accidentally realized an abundant amount of milk and had high breast tension, a few hours after consuming chamomile. Although usual consumption of chamomile during pregnancy and lactation are documented for several purposes, the galactogogue effect was never reported. In this case report, we document for the first time the influence of chamomile in a lactating woman by increasing lactogenesis. This article also highlights the need of more research in this field to assure the safety of the intake, by women, of herbal product without the risk for them or the newborns.

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11:37

Want to make History? Start calling out those Truths being used to Hurt Others. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

For just these few moments, forget the stories we hear and likely repeat about how we are supposed to be (and not be). The ones that tell us how to be in relationship with one another.

11:36

Breastfeeding For Two Months Halves The Risk Of SIDS "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Breastfeeding Halves Risk SIDS

According to new research, just two months of breastfeeding can halve a babys risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Researchers from the University of Virginia analysed the results from eight international studies on SIDS. The research study, published in the journal Pediatrics,  included over 2,000 cases of SIDS and almost 7,000 control infants. After adjusting for variables that could otherwise distort the results, the researchers found that babies who were breastfed for at least two months saw a significant decrease in the risk of SIDS. Breastfeeding for less than two months didnt offer the same benefit. The link between breastfeeding and a reduction in the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) isnt a new discovery. It has long been known that breastfed babies are less likely to fall victim to SIDS. However, this study is the first to identify a minimum duration of breastfeeding that reduces the risk. The study also showed that breastfeeding for longer than two months allows for further protection from SIDS. Researchers found that babies didnt have to be exclusively breastfed to receive the benefit; mix-fed babies also shared the reduced risk. The number of SIDS deaths has reduced considerably over the past twenty years; it is still, however, the leading cause of death in babies aged between one and 12 months. Dr Fern Hauck and Dr Rachel Moon, two of the researchers involved in the study, appeared on Facebook Live to discuss their findings. During the video,...

11:33

David Pocock Begrudgingly Begins Googling Canberra Wedding Venues "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The likeliness of same-sex marriage being legalised before the new year has resulted in a collective sigh from the nations straight men who had successfully avoided going through the motions of an official wedding ceremony due to their political beliefs. However, with a 61.6% YES vote in the recent gay marriage postal survey, []

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11:33

Antarctica E.T. Disclosure with Linda Moulton Howe and Navy Officer (Whistleblower) - November 11, 2017 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Enerchi) Linda Moulton Howe interviews Brian S Linda received an email from a now 61-year-old Navy officer who was in Antarctica his C130 crew encountered high strangeness from 1984/85 to 1987. Several times he and the crew all watched silver discs darting around the sky. He said he saw an entrance to a human/ET collaboration base. Brian was told by his superiors that, you did not see.
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11:32

Man Who Lost Wife, 4 Kids, His Parents, Brother and Niece in Texas Church Shooting Delivers Powerful Eulogy "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Texas family that lost nine of its members in a horrific mass shooting earlier this month at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, held a joint public funeral on Wednesday that attracted thousands of attendees.  A venue that held 3,000 people was reportedly filled to capacity, as mourners showed up to honor the lives of the nine victims who were killed when gunman Devin Kelley burst into the church and murdered 26 people innocents.

In addition to the 3,000 inside the emotional event, hundreds of others had to be turned away from Franklin Funeral home due to space issues, according to ABC News. The members of the Holcombe family who were memorialized during the event include: Crystal Holcombe, 36, her unborn baby, three of her kids, Greg, 13, Emily 11, and Megan, 9, Crystals in-laws, Bryan, 60, and Karla Holcombe, 58, and her brother-in-law Marc Colcombe, 36 and his 18-month-old daughter, Noah.  READ MORE

11:27

The use of traditional knowledge can pave the way toward finding effective phytopharmaceuticals for increasing breast milk. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Breastfeed Med. 2017 Sep ;12(7):401-409. Epub 2017 Jul 17. PMID: 28714737 Abstract Title:  Breastfeeding: A Review of Its Physiology and Galactogogue Plants in View of Traditional Persian Medicine. Abstract:  INTRODUCTION: The beneficial effects of breastfeeding for the infant and mother are well recognized. Many natural products are reputed to be galactogogue agents in major Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM) textbooks. The aim of this study is to review those medicinal plants that are reported to be effective in increasing breast milk in TPM and to compare the data from TPM texts with the findings of modern pharmacological and clinical research.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on the medicinal plants used to increase breast milk were obtained from major TPM textbooks. A detailed search in PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, Google Scholar, and Web of Science databases was performed to confirm the effects of medicinal plants mentioned in TPM on lactation in view of the identified pharmacological actions.RESULTS: Foeniculum vulgare, Anethum graveolens, Pimpinella anisum, Nigella sativa, and Vitex agnus-castus are among the most effective galactogogue TPM plants. Many pharmacologically relevant activities have been reported for these herbs.CONCLUSION: The use of traditional knowledge can pave the way toward finding effective phytopharmaceuticals for increasing breast milk.

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11:27

Keystone Pipeline closed through several states after 200,000-gallon leak in South Dakota "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Part of the controversial Keystone Pipeline was shut down Thursday after more than 200,000 gallons of oil leaked in South Dakota, the state and the company that runs the pipeline said Thursday.

Brian Walsh, an environmental scientist for the Ground Water Quality Program of the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources, told NBC News that TransCanada, the Calgary-based company that operates the Canada-to-Texas line, reported the leak Thursday morning in a sparsely populated area of Marshall County, near Amherst in the northeastern part of the state.

In a statement, TransCanada said the pipeline was shut off from Hardisty in the Canadian province of Alberta to Cushing, Oklahoma, and to Wood River and Patoka in Illinois. The southern le...

11:25

Former Google Exec Says Artificial Intelligence is God, Creates New Religion "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Artificial intelligence is already disrupting employment, recreation, the economyand now religion. A former Google executive is so inspired by artificial intelligence, that hes creating its first church. Anthony Levandowski says AI should be seen as a God because its smarter than any human being.  Its not a god in the sense that it makes lightning or causes hurricanes. But if there is something

a billion times smarter than the smartest human, what else are you going to call it, Levandowski told Wired. According to paperwork filed with the IRS, this new church, called Way of the Future, will focus on: the realization, acceptance, and worship of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed through computer hardware and software. READ MORE

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10 Theories That Will Make Your Brain Do Backflips "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. Science advances one funeral at a time. ~Max Planck

1.) White Holes and the Theory of Eternal Black Holes:

Not only does God throw dice, but he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen. ~Stephen Hawking

Black holes are the most powerful things in the universe. Their mass is so dense that gravity becomes almost infinitely powerful. Not even light can escape black holes.

White holes are the deeply theoretical hidden mirror twins of black holes. Stranger than black holes, white holes are literally the opposite of a black hole. Their mass is constantly being ejected. Light can only escape a white hole.

An eternal black hole is the simplest black hole possible according to the mathematics of Karl Schwarzschild. He came up with what is known as the Schwarzchild Metric, which describes a black hole without spin, charge, or change, and which doesnt grow or shrink but has always existed.

Basically, the eternal black holes singularity exists both in the infinite future and in the infinite past. Wow! And, heres the fascinating rub, the eternal singularity of the past matches the mathematical description of a white hole. It obeys the laws of general relativity, and the mathematics of relativity is time-reversal-symmetric. So, a white hole could be a big bang. The big bang could very well be a white hole which was the result of a super massive black hole in another space-time that reached an infinite singularity, took a dip in entropy, and then erupted into our space-time as a white hole big bang. Wrap your frontal lobe around that.

2.) Fermats Last Theorem:

Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back. ~Piet Hein

Fermats last theorem was the most notorious problem in the history of mathematics. Pierre De Fermat was one of the all-time great mathematical geniuses. Posthumously, mathematicians discovered many of his proofs in the margins of books. Over time, all but one of them was solved: Fermats Last Theorem. It was almost universally considered inaccessible to proof by contemporary mathematicians, seen as virtually impossible to prove using current knowledge.

For three centuries, mathematicians had been trying to find a proof for Fermats last theorem. I...

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Turkey Talk: 5 Inspiring Ways to Serve the Bird this Thanksgiving. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

With so many creative ways to prepare it, there is even room for a "kitchen-challenged" cook to shine.

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City Threatens Grandfather For Reading Bible Without a Permit "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Paul Johnson, a grandfather, just wanted to share his religious faith with people in his town, Sweetwater, Tennessee, so he went downtown for the Solar Eclipse Festival in August and stood on the side of the road to greet people.  His lawyers explain he did not enter the parking lot adjacent to him or the portion of the festival where booths were set up but stayed on a public way. He did not in any way obstruct traffic or cause any other problems. Such actions, however, have been determined by city

officials to be a demonstration and, therefore, illegal without a permit. And no ones handing out permits. Thats the basic outline of a demand letter from First Liberty and the Center for Religious Expression that was sent to Mayor Doyle Lowe, police chief Robert Byrum, city attorney John Cleveland and recorder Jessica Morgan. The letter demands that the city change its practices and allow Johnson to read the Bible on a public sidewalk without a permit. READ MORE

 

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Simon Parkes 11-16-17 Trump Tweets Of Operation Alice In Wonderland "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This came out from somewhere, so I wanted to pass along. May be something (but it may not!!). We shall see.

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Trump Tweets Of Operation Alice In Wonderland

President Trump tweets

The time is upon us operation Alice in Wonderland is about to start

Clearly the president wishes to alert the people to some subterfuge about to take place.

The tweet was swiftly removed around 15 minutes later.


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Tetanus Do You Need A Shot For That Injury? "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Tetanus Do You Need A Tetanus Shot For That Injury?

Its a familiar enough scenario. You step on a rusty nail, or your child appears with a puncture wound sustained while playing outdoors. You immediately imagine tetanus infection and rush off to the local doctor or emergency department for treatment. The doctor wants to give a tetanus injection, and you agree because you dont know much about tetanus except its connected to rusty nails and causes lockjaw. Its important to understand what tetanus is and the best course of treatment for possible exposure.

What Is Tetanus?

Theres a common misconception that rust causes tetanus. In fact it is caused by the bacteria Clostridium tetani. These bacteria are found everywhere in the natural environment. Spores can be found in soil and dust, and in animal and human intestines and faeces. Tetanus is not a contagious disease and cant be passed from person to person. The bacteria are often introduced into the body through puncture wounds, burns, deep flesh wounds, needle punctures from drug use, bites or scratches from animals, or other wounds that are contaminated by human and animal faeces or saliva. Its important to note the difference between the vegetative and spore state of C. tetani:

Vegetative State

In a vegetative state, C. tetani is anaerobic, which means it lives in the absence of oxygen. At this stage, it produces toxins that cause tetanus infections. In a vegetative state, C. tetani is heat sensitive and will die if exposed to oxygen.

Spore State

In the spore state, C. tetani is very tough, and consists of a core which has only the bare essentials ready to begin bacterial growth. The spore basically protects C. tetani bacteria from conditions that would normally kill it in a vegetative state. In the spore state, C. tetani can survive oxygenated environments, heating and disinfectants. In this state, when C. tetani is introduced into an anaerobic environment, such as dead or injured tissue, the spores can germinate to the vegetative form, which causes tetanus infections.

What Does Tetanus Do?

Once the tetanus bacteria find their way into the body through an open wound, if the spores survive, they begin to germinate. The spores then produce two toxins:
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11:08

Oil Being Prepared for Temple Menorah, Fulfilling Amos Prophecy on Jewish Land "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

In preparation for the Third Temple, the nascent Sanhedrin and the United Temple Movement (UTM) under the auspices of the Mount Zion Association annually prepares olive oil that is ritually pure and ready for use in the Temple, but this year, the olives were harvested from a special orchard, intended to send a special light into the world that adheres to a prophecy with current-day political ramifications.

The oil-making is part of an ongoing effort by the Mount Zion Association to recreate Temple rituals and become familiar with them in every detail, so they can be reinstated without delay, should the need arise in the near future. But making this olive oil is also an effort to bring about prophecy as written in the Bible. On Sunday, volunteers will harvest olives for Temple oil in the orchards of Amona, a Jewish community in the Biblical region assigned to the tribe of Benjamin.  READ MORE

 

11:01

Deviation and Art: The Eric Gill Case "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The urine of the stallion fertilises the fields more than all the chemicals of science. So, under Divine Providence, the excess of amorous nature fertilises the spiritual field. (Eric Gill)

On the 17th of November 1940, British artist Eric Gill died of lung cancer in Hillingdon, UK. During his lifetime he was recognised for his original typeface designs, stonecutting, printmaking and characteristic sculptures. Among others, he was the author of the Stations of the Cross in Westminster Cathedral (1914), three out of eight studies of wind, carved for the exterior of the new London Underground Headquarters at St James Park station (1928) and statues for the BBCs Broadcasting House (1932). Posthumously, the adoration for his unquestionable artistic genius was faced with spicy revelations on his shocking sexual behaviour, brought to light in a biography by Fiona MacCarthy (1989).

Most of the information in the book comes from Gills personal diaries, in which he went into great detail about sexual acts with his own children, sister and a dog. His attitude to animals, as to some extent to children, was that particularly Victorian combination of scientific curiosity mixed with high emotionalism. (Fiona MacCarthy, Eric Gill...

10:59

$2,000 Georgian tiny houses to appear on the market in 1 month "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

These tiny houses have pre-built sections that are assembled on site

These tiny houses have pre-built sections that are assembled on site


New Georgian brand of mobile cottages Kote.ge, which can be assembled in 25 minutes, will appear on the market from November 30. Initially, only 9 square meter cottages will be sold and the price will be determined according to the customers demand. However, the approximate price of the cottages will be GEL 5 000 (USD 1,995). According to the founder of Kote.ge Levan Tkemaladze, it may be possible to offer customers a choice of GEL 4 500.

The price is determined according to the requirements of a particular customer, he explains. The price will also be determined according to the communications. Levan Tkemaladze says the company has several options for sewage and waste processing.

Georgian Journal
Although these houses are only available in Georgia at this time, its exciting to see the rapid pace of tiny house developments. It shouldnt be long until something similar is available in the US, Canada and elsewhere.

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10:56

Berberine may be a candidate therapeutic agent for the treatment of NASH. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Exp Ther Med. 2017 Nov ;14(5):4134-4140. Epub 2017 Aug 28. PMID: 29075339 Abstract Title:  Berberine ameliorates non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in ApoE(-/-) mice. Abstract:  The aim of the present study was to explore the protective effects of Berberine (BBR) against non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Male 4-week-old C57BL/6J Apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice were divided into the following three groups, which were given different diets: Normal chow diet (SC group); high-fat high-cholesterol diet (HFHC group); and HFHC diet supplemented with BBR (BBR group). Serum biochemical indicators of hepatic function and histological liver tissue changes were evaluated. The expression of neutrophil elastase (NE) and genes involved in the inflammatory response was measured. ApoE(-/-) mice fed a HFHC diet for 12 weeks developed NASH, characterized by steatosis and liver inflammation. Body weight, and serum triglyceride and cholesterol levels were markedly reduced by BBR. BBR supplementation significantly lowered serum alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase levels in mice with HFHC diet-induced NASH, and significantly downregulated hepatic expression and activity of NE, whereas1-antitrypsin (1-AT) expression was significantly recovered by BBR (all P

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10:56

FDA, DEA Launch Massive Assault On Kratom Drug War for Miracle Plant Ramping Up "IndyWatch Feed Health"

attack on kratom - kratom drug war

 

By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

To no ones surprise, the U.S. government, after hysterically declaring a national emergency over Americas opioid crisis, is once again setting its sights on Kratom, the non-addictive natural plant that has helped thousands of Americans wean themselves off opioids.

In 2015, the DEA announced its plans to place Kratom on the list of Controlled Substances (in the same scheduling level as heroin to be exact) but, amid public outcry, the agency backed off, deferring to FDA review and advice. Many optimistic  Kratom activists were tempted to rest on their laurels, trusting that the FDA would prove to be more reasonable in relation to Kratom and hoping the testimonials, overwhelming public support for Kratom, and the science itself would win the day.

As is typically the case in life, the optimists were sorely disappointed.

10:55

Post Office queues now measured in eras "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A survey published today confirms that the average time you will stand in the queue at the Post Office is 46 minutes and it doesnt matter how many people are in front of you.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast retail analyst, Penny Woolmer, explains: You may join a queue to buy a first class stamp, with as few as two people in front of you, but that doesnt matter because statistically, 94% of the time in fact, the person currently being served is in the process of returning 11 parcels to Next, after which they will then tax their car and apply for a passport.  And just when you think theyve finally finished you hear Oh, and I just better get a book of stamps too so adding another three minutes to your wait.

And if only that was the end of it, but of course its not, continues Penny.  Youre one away from the window and the person being served is withdrawing money from their savings account. B ut things grind to a halt, statistically this time on an average of 89.6% for all visits, as theyve forgotten the pin number for their card.  They then hunt through their handbag as they have it written on a little piece of paper, dear.  It takes five minutes to locate the scrunched-up scrap paper and a further two for them to find their glasses.  However by now theres a glitch in the system and the person behind the window has to reboot the till.  So all of these kinds of incidents repeated across the UK means a national average waiting time of 46 minutes.

However, Brian Millar, an OAP from Bolton told Charlie Stayt:  There can be a lot of grumbling in the queue, but I dont mind it generally.  Once in my local branch when collecting my pension, I had to wait for three hours as two women were buying stamps for their Christmas cards.  It didnt really bother me though as it meant that I had to buy one less stamp for my gas as I didnt need to put the central heating on that morning, see?

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10:49

Idle No More In Solidarity with Indigenous Taiwanese "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

INM Solidarity statement  

For immediate release

Idle No More stands in solidarity with Indigenous Taiwanese who are currently occupying the 228 Peace Memorial Park/. This current occupation has been for more than 260 days. INM calls for the Canadian government to impose immediate trade restrictions on Taiwan.  

10:49

Canada Must Read: The Reconciliation Manifesto Edition - UNsettling Canada 150 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

For the great Secwepemc leader Arthur Manuel, decolonization meant recovering the land, and rebuilding the economy. His book The Reconciliation Manifesto presents a devastating look at the backrooms and predatory spaces of settler state colonialism in Canada. But it also theorizes in plain language the steps Indigenous peoples are taking and must take to get back their lands and emplace themselves back in protective spaces of belonging and political freedom.

10:45

4 Ways to Develop Your Creativity: Try Sewing! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

develop your creativityContrary to popular belief, creativity is not possessed exclusively by those who were born with it.  Like any other skill, such as communication or leadership, creativity can actually be learned, developed and enhanced.  The act of nurturing creativity itself can be compared to any other hobby in that you first study it, Continue reading

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Coinfirm Partners with TokenMarket to Bring Effective Anti-Money Laundering Process to ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Coinfirm and TokenMarket announced today a collaboration to bring effective anti-money laundering to the blockchain space and to ICOs.

Token sales have been a hot topic in the tech and finance world and yet the regulatory aspect and need of an end-to-end service have been seriously lacking for this growing fundraising activity. With $3.4bn raised this year through token sales, businesses are seeing a need to self-regulate through the adoption of AML practices. To further complicate this challenge, jurisdictions are adopting varying definitions and regulatory standards towards the process of token sales. Now, Coinfirm and TokenMarket are taking the necessary steps to stay ahead of the curve by ensuring the highest standards of regulatory compliance for token sales.

Coinfirm, known as a leading blockchain regtech and compliance company, has been providing compliance services for both blockchain and traditional industry players around the world through the Coinfirm AML/CTF Platform. Recently, Coinfirm announced that they were introducing a streamlined and automated AML/CTF solution for Ethereum and associated Tokens and ICOs.

As the premier platform for ICOs, TokenMarket provides a full token sale advisory service underpinned by a firm commitment to raising standards across the entire token ecosystem. TokenMarket promotes the need for those running token sales to seek solid legal advice to understand the KYC and AML requirements and as needed, adopt a solution like Coinfirm.

We are currently experiencing unprecedented levels of interest in our token sale services and we are thrilled to be working with some of the highest profile blockchain companies to help scale up their businesses. With that comes a responsibility to ensure that we are advising our clients with the latest and best possible technology and information regarding regulation. Coinfirm represents some of the best in the regulatory space and we are very excited to be partnering with them and look forward to working together to safeguard the future of token sales, Ransu Salovaara, TokenMarket CEO, said.

Coinfirms CEO Pawel Kuskowski also expressed his enthusiasm for the importance of the partnership. TokenMarket represents the standard in the token sale environment, while we represent the same for regtech and compliance for blockchain. Without two entities like us coming together, the question of regulatory compliance in commercial applications towards this revolutionary process remains quite grey and prevents it from reaching its potential in the traditional and mass markets. Were here to help bring that security, confidence, and growth to the process....

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Trump's Presidential Announcement The Speech and Its Possible Meaning Video, Links, and Analysis "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Shem El-JamalThe President's address to the American people following his extended international trip, was long anticipated by many of us. This speech followed what could easily be considered one of the largest strategic moves toward world liberation in decades. The numerous international developmentssuch as the destruction of major ISIL targets, and the arrest of several Saudi princes and officials was nothing short of world-changing.
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Berberine might be useful for prevention of the hepatotoxicity induced by methotrexate. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Oct 26 ;97:233-239. Epub 2017 Oct 26. PMID: 29091871 Abstract Title:  Hepatoprotective effect of berberine against methotrexate induced liver toxicity in rats. Abstract:  Hepatotoxicity is one of the major side effects of methotrexate (MTX), which restricts the clinical use of this drug. Berberine (BBR) is a natural compound with multiple pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, antiapoptotic and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, the effect of BBR on MTX-induced hepatotoxicity was studied. A total number of 28 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four experimental groups. Rats were pretreated with BBR orally with dose of 100mg/kg for 10 consecutive days and MTX (20mg/kg, intraperitoneally) was administrated on the 9th day. Then on day 11, blood samples were collected to determine serum levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). The extracted livers were used for histological examination, biochemical assays and real time PCR studies. Malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione (GSH), protein carbonyl (PC), nitric oxide (NO) levels, catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activities were assessed in hepatic tissue. In addition, the expression of SOD and PGx was measured using real-time PCR method in hepatic tissue. Results showed that MTX administration significantly increases AST, ALT and ALP levels (all p

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10:31

Divergentand other stories "IndyWatch Feed Education"

We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.

This quote, from the novel Divergent, highlights why some of what I read is Young Adult fiction.

I read for truth. Truth and hope. Divergent_(book)_by_Veronica_Roth_US_Hardcover_2011

Young adult novels, regardless of genre, reflect the virtue of hope. They are not afraid to honestly portray hope as a human desire. The worlds of YA novels are not tainted by unnervng, unforgiving, unending cyncicism. For, while cynicism, exists, as in Quicksilver by R. J. Anderson, the cynicism of  a girl who is different and who learns to mistrust others, there also exists a parallel of hope . Maybe things can be different. Maybe  two people who care deeply about something bigger than each other,drawn together by a shared commitment to that common ideal or goal can describe both friendship and love.

It is this hope that marks the call to action one encounters in YA fiction. YA fiction has a strong voice. It is often writt...

10:29

New Wallet Rahakott Will Make the Cryptocurrency World More Accessible "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

On November 12, 2017, a new project, Rahakott, was launched. Rahakott is a crytocurrency wallet that allows anyone to send or receive digital currencies and to monitor their balance. The surge in demand for cryptocurrencies drives demand for solutions that are more convenient and simpler to implement.

Digital currencies do not exist in physical form and are not stored in a single place. All that actually exist are transaction records in a blockchain. Therefore, when Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies are transferred, the ownership rights to a certain amount are simply rewritten to your wallets address. However, to take control of that currency, the private key for your wallet has to match the public address to which the currency has been allocated. If they match, a withdrawal happens at one wallet and a deposit at the other. And all of this is just a record in the blockchain.

The market does not currently offer that many choices of suitable, easy to use wallets that would give both security and speed in processing transactions, comments Akke Svenson, the wallets founder. We have had the audacity to address all the existing issues with the Rahakott wallet.

The key issue is registration. It is on this step that some users simply cannot make sense of the system and go on to look elsewhere. The Rahakott service offers simple registration without email or phone, with just a mnemonic phrase.
Despite the simplicity of registration, the waller is well-protected from hacking by two-factor authentication. In addition, users that conduct business using cryptocurrency can set up subaccounts for their clients and generate requests for payment. Rahakott has functionality that allows batch generation of a large number of addresses. Miners have the ability to set a wallet address as to where they would like to receive their reward for mining.

The wallets are algoristic, meaning that a new address is generated for each transaction, which increases user anonymity. The existence of an API allows for the wallets functionality to be integrated into external web services and software.

Rahakott went live on November 12, says Akke Svenson. We plan to keep perfecting the services functionality as we go. Our next step is to integrate currency exchanges, so that clients can choose the best exchange rates when converting to other cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies (P2P exchange). Our service serves to disrupt the status quo in the modern financial system, which is riddled with limitations, fees, and difficulties in processing transactions. We find ourselves at the starting point of a new, independent, and transparent financial future. And were building that world together!

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10:22

Gang Of Youths Frontman David Leaupepe Receives Late Call Up To Samoan World Cup Side "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Media at Darwin airport today is abuzz with an unexpected arrival, as the lead singer of Sydney-based Alt-Rock band Gang Of Youths was seen wearing full Toa Samoa squad clothing and Beats headphones. David Leaupepe was spotted alongside other members of the Samoan national side, confirming rumours that the rum-swilling rockstar has thrown []

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What You Need To Know About The Trump JFK Release "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on Donald Trumps decision on the release of the secret classified JFK documents. Which of course are mirrored with cover-ups even now, as we go over some of the latest revelations that were just released.

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10:18

Why You Should Invest in Monero "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Monero is one of the fastest growing cryptocurrencies in the world. It is highly secure and has been able to maintain the confidentiality of its coins and the coin owners. This currency uses top-notch technological systems which make it impossible to trace any of its transactions. All the Monero coins are identical and can be exchanged to uphold the privacy of its owners. This usually termed as being fungible.

The receipts for this cryptocurrency are kept public, but they are anonymous hence impossible to trace the origin. You can make deposits or transfer funds without a trace. The currency utilizes a ring signature system which enables it to even hide the value of the Monero cash transferred. This is an ideal currency for people who need an untraceable media of transacting cash. It is the most private crypto and is highly safe from any form of interference.

Monero is a newer cryptocurrency than Bitcoin, but it has been able to compete favorably. It uses the CryptoNote protocol as opposed to the bitcoin protocol. It is highly preferred compared to bitcoin because of its heightened priority on the privacy of its users. Also, Monero has a higher possibility of remaining competitive in the cryptocurrency market. This is because it is on the StackExchange which totally increases its already booming public source code repository.

Monero also enables you to carry out larger transactions. It does not have a block size limit which is present in other currencies. Lack of this limit enables it to carry out many transactions in one second compared to others such as Bitcoin.

In the next few years, exciting games such as slots will be played using Monero. Perhaps the bonuses will be given in these terms, and gambling will be more thrilling. Here is the list of free slot games with bonus rounds.

Rapid Growth

Another reason why you should invest in Monero is that it is exhibiting a rapid growth rate. The number of people embracing its use has been on the rise since it was initiated. This is because it has shown an undoubted capability to keep the financial information of its users private. People have different reasons for concealing their financial info, and this has to be respected. Monero makes it very possible for them.

However, there is an unfounded accusation that associates Monero currency with illegal money such as drug trafficking money. This is not a money laundering scheme or a get rich quick mechanism as suggested by some quarters. It is simply a cryptocurrency that ensures the privacy of its users. What they decide to do with their money is up to them.

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10:18

Louis K. Meisel Gallery Presents Robert Gnieweks A Preview to Havana "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Robert Gniewek, Havana Malecn View, Twilight (2017), oil on linen, 24 x 38 inches

Louis K. Meisel Gallery is pleased to announce A Preview to Havana, a solo exhibition of Robert Gnieweks recent paintings. A Photorealist with an aptitude for creating atmospheric urban landscapes, Gniewek has begun a new series of work based on his recent journey to Cuba; this exhibition will premiere the first two paintings from this new body of work.

Known for recreating the effects of fluorescent, neon, and diffused light, Gnieweks Hopper-esque cityscapes often capture moments of isolation. His compositions are imbued with soft light that subtly takes center stage. Inspired by scenes that are architecturally or culturally nostalgic, Gnieweks paintings possess a cinematic quality that is rarely captured in Photorealism.

Robert Gniewek began his career painting his hometown of Detroit. Over the course of his career, he has painted cities across the United States and Europe, as well as slightly more remote outposts of urban life that have included taverns, motels, and diners. In March 2017, Gniewek was able to travel to Havana. His forthcoming body of work will concentrate on Vedados narrow, gritty streets.

An opening reception for the artist will be held on November 16th from 6-8pm.

For further information and images of works from the exhibition, please contact Elizabeth Harris or Alain Simi at 212-677-1340, or email gallery@meisels.com.

A Preview to Havana continues at Louis K. Meisel Gallery (141 Prince Street, SoHo, Manhattan) through December 22.

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10:15

The anti-cancer stem cell effect of berberine in oral cancer and its potential to serve as adjuvant to traditional chemotherapy. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2017 Oct 6 ;8(46):80900-80908. Epub 2017 Sep 8. PMID: 29113353 Abstract Title:  Berberine-targeted miR-21 chemosensitizes oral carcinomas stem cells. Abstract:  Cancer recurrence and chemoresistance are two major obstacles to the treatment of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC). And cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been found to possess tumor initiating, self-renewal and metastasis abilities, resulting in the relapse and chemoresistance of OSCC. In the present study, we investigated the anti-CSCs effect of berberine, a phenanthrene alkaloid isolated from the Berberis genus. Our results demonstrated that berberine dose dependently downregulated the oncogenicity in vitro, including ALDH1 activity, self-renewal property, and colony formation and invasion abilities as well as potentiated chemosensitivity of OSCC-CSCs. In addition, tumor growth in mice was attenuated after oral gavage treatment of berberine. We showed that the expression of miR-21 was suppressed following administration of berberine in OSCC-CSCs. And inhibition of endogenous miR-21 reduced the characteristics of CSCs, including self-renewal, migration, invasion capabilities and ALDH1 activity. Taken together, we demonstrated the anti-CSC effect of berberine in oral cancer and its potential to serve as adjuvant to traditional chemotherapy to improve treatment effect.

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10:14

How to Get Free Bitcoins "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

At the time of this writing, 1 Bitcoin was equivalent to 4,425 dollars. Some analysts believe that by the end of 2017, it will pass the $ 5,000 barrier. We wont be talking about these discussions in this article, but we can guarantee you this: Bitcoin is one of the most suitable tools to invest. Although you need a solid capital to enter the BTC market, you can get BTC even without any initial capital if you know how to do it. Perhaps you can play at a Bitcoin Casino with your winnings and double up your capital, who knows? We will tell you how to do this, but first, we have to talk about satoshi. In order to win free BTC, you first need to accumulate the satoshi( sat for short).

You can think of satoshi as the penny of Bitcoin. A satoshi is the hundredth of a millionth of one BTC. At the moment, 22.622 satoshi is equal to 1 USD. Likewise, 100,000,000 satoshi corresponds to 1 BTC, that is, 4,425 dollars. It is important that you understand what satoshi is because the faucet sites distribute it for free.

What Are Faucet Sites?

Designed by Gavin Andresen in 2010, the faucet sites are places that give you free sat for the fulfillment of a certain task. These tasks are variable, sometimes you are asked to decipher a captcha, and sometimes you only need to spend a certain amount of time on the website. They say they intend to introduce people to BTC, but the main purpose is to drive traffic. Who would not want to visit a website where you can earn free money? These sites are full of ads, they make money with those. (For the same reason, if you use an AdBlocker, you cannot visit most of them.) You spend time on the website, the owners of the website earn money from advertisements, and they give a small amount of satoshi as a gift. However, no faucet website gives more than 1,000 sat.

Other sources of income are referral links. If you are a member of a faucet site, you are getting a special, personalized link. If another person subscribes to the site using this link, the amount of satoshi you earn is increasing. It is a kind of pyramid scheme, and it is still unclear whether it is legal or not. Because you are not required to make an investment, it is enough to spend time on the website. Even with a capital of only 3 BTC, you can also set up a faucet site. In the long run, the income you get from advertising will be more than the satoshi you distribute.

Are They Legal?

In fact, the question you need to ask here is whether they really give free satoshi or not. The good news is, yes, they really do. The bad news is that the amount of satoshi you can get is very small and it is deposited to an...

10:09

Photographer Treks 14 Hours To Capture Extreme Wedding Photos In Norway "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

You only get married once hopefully, which is why an adventurous couple decided to say their I dos atop the Trolltunga Rock in Norway. Fortunately for them, photographer Priscila Valentina wasnt averse to trekking 14 hours (roundtrip) to snap photos of the memorable day.

Valentina agreed to accompany the couple as they hiked to the rock formation also known as Troll Tongue for their elopement. By no means was the trek easy, however.

Credit: Priscila Valentina

The group left at 5:30 AM and everyone was carrying some extra weight. Members donned full hiking gear including layers of coats, pants, extra socks and gloves, in addition to carrying their wedding ensembles and bouquet. Valentina lugged 35 pounds of camera gear to the formation. Fortunately, all of the effort was worth it. Valentina was able to glimpse the most epic view on Earth as the couple changed into their formal outfits in separate tents.

MyModernMet reports the bride emerged in a lacy white wedding dress, while the groom wore a tailored blue suit. The looks on their faces as they walk toward each other is priceless.

Credit: Priscila Valentina

Though their attire was out of place in the natural environment, it paired well with the overcast day and jaw-dropping scenery. Photos of the bride and groom are stunning, to say the least, and they do an excellent job portraying the duos fondness for excitement and adventure as well last their devotion to each other.

Wedding photographer Priscila Valentina hiked 14 hours (roundtrip) to Norwa...

10:04

Blockchain Giant Cashaa Ventures into a Strategic Partnership with Bubblo "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cashaa, the worlds first blockchain based online banking platform has announced its partnership with Bubblo, an AI-powered app to find Top 5 hangout venues in a specific region.

A simplified user experience in a legally compliant way

Cashaa, a next-generation online banking for billions, seeks to leverage the blockchain industry with its pioneering solution to connect the West and East along with financial inclusion, hence creating a fair value and a win-win solution for both worlds.

Cashaa is building a powerful wallet with a spectrum of digital financial services to enable its community to deposit, spend, lend, borrow & transfer money anywhere in the world to any card. Thus, creating liquidity for cryptocurrencies and enabling them to be transferred worldwide in a fast, secure and authorised manner.

Cashaa has launched its Token Generation Event (TGE), with CAS token built as an EIP-20 (former ERC-20) token on the Ethereum blockchain. CAS are being sold at $0.10 each in a crowdsale that is open now until 5 December. Adding to its spree of partnerships recently, Cashaa announces its 4th strategic partnership with Bubblo as a cross-marketing platform.

Paving a way to push cryptocurrencies into the mainstream

Bubblo, the worlds first decentralized Food, Beverage, and Retail review and payment platform ecosystem to decentralize the reviews that form their recommendation engine. Bubblo harnesses the power of IBMs Watson supercomputer to deliver AI, allowing users to filter venues by price, type, cuisine etc. Live videos and photos available within BubbloApp give visitors a feel of the venue before they actually go there.

Recently Bubblo is seeking to gamify its review system, decentralising the BubbloApp with blockchain technology, thus incentivising its users who check-in at places and receive blockchain rewards for submitting reviews. Users can pay for their food and drinks with CAS tokens and in return Restaurants, Bars and Clubs can pay for their supplies to Food & Beverage companies, who also can pay for advertising on Bubblo thus completing this ecosystem.

Now, Bubblo has taken a strategic blockchain initiative with Cashaa, to integrate blockchain technology and utilise CAS in its app, enabling users to transact directly through the app. As Bubblo ventures into cryptocurrencies to incentivize reviews, this ground-breaking collaboration with Cashaa will power an efficient cross-marketing strategy.

For more information about Cashaa and the CAS token sale visit:...

10:00

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Pushes All-time Highs and Tests Historic Resistance "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin Price Analysis

Throughout the life of bitcoins two-year bull run, it has been confined within two macro trends: one parabolic and one linear both on a logarithmic scale:

Figure_1.JPGFigure 1: BTC-USD, 1-Day Candles, Macro Trend

The parabolic envelope (black curves) has confined the entire bull run throughout the last two years. Over the weekend, we saw a test of the lower curve that proved to be proper support and propelled the market into a bounce that now has the market testing the upper linear trendline (purple lines) at the time of this article:
Figure_2.JPGFigure 2: BTC-USD, 2-Hour Candles, Test of Upper Trendline

As the bitcoin market approaches the upper trendline, the price action will coincide with a test of the previous all-time high. Expect this to be a point of resistance with possible market turbulence. However, if we manage to break that resistance level and hold support above the trendline, there is no clear resistance until we test the parabolic envelope in the upper $8,000s.

If we look at the macro indicators for this move, we see some signs that have proven to be indications of short-term rallies leading to corrections:

Figure_3.JPGFigure 3: BTC-USD, 1-Day Candles, Bollinger Band Trend

The last two corrections bitcoin has seen came on the tail of a minor pullback that rebounded to a new all-time h...

09:58

A review on the effects of current chemotherapy drugs and natural agents in treating non-small cell lung cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomedicine (Taipei). 2017 Dec ;7(4):23. Epub 2017 Nov 13. PMID: 29130448 Abstract Title:  A review on the effects of current chemotherapy drugs and natural agents in treating non-small cell lung cancer. Abstract:  Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and this makes it an attractive disease to review and possibly improve therapeutic treatment options. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted treatments, and immunotherapy separate or in combination are commonly used to treat lung cancer. However, these treatment types may cause different side effects, and chemotherapy-based regimens appear to have reached a therapeutic plateau. Hence, effective, better-tolerated treatments are needed to address and hopefully overcome this conundrum. Recent advances have enabled biologists to better investigate the potential use of natural compounds for the treatment or control of various cancerous diseases. For the past 30 years, natural compounds have been the pillar of chemotherapy. However, only a few compounds have been tested in cancerous patients and only partial evidence is available regarding their clinical effectiveness. Herein, we review the research on using current chemotherapy drugs and natural compounds (Wortmannin and Roscovitine, Cordyceps militaris, Resveratrol, OSU03013, Myricetin, Berberine, Antroquinonol) and the beneficial effects they have on various types of cancers including non-small cell lung cancer. Based on this literature review, we propose the use of these compounds along with chemotherapy drugs in patients with advanced and/or refractory solid tumours.

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09:54

German Financial Authority Warns on ICOsAgain; Nothing Changed "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The German government has issued the same exact warning against ICOs, worded exactly the same, two times in one week.

09:52

Shelter Dog Couldnt Gain Any Weight And No One Could Figure Out Why "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When Misa first ended up at a shelter in New York, she was skinny and sick, but staffers just assumed that with time and love, the sweet pit bull mix would eventually be thriving. 

Misa is also deaf, but one family didnt seem bothered by that, and she was soon adopted. Unfortunately, Misa was returned to the ACC six months later because for some reason, skinny, sick Misa wasnt getting any better. 

Credit: Harriet Zucker

When Misa got back to the shelter, she weighed exactly the same as she had when shed left, just 24 pounds, which was entirely too little for a dog like Misa. Shelter staffers were mystified, and as she settled back into life at the shelter, poor Misas health started getting worse. 

Staffers noticed that Misa had no interest in playing and wasnt really eating. She was also having trouble going to the bathroom, and it seemed that poor Misa was falling apart. They knew something was seriously wrong, but they didnt have the resources to properly care for her, so volunteers with Red Hook Dog Rescue stepped up to take her in despite having no idea what was wrong with her, or how they might go about getting it fixed. 

Credit: Harriet Zucker

Despite how sick she was, Misa was always sweet and gentle with everyone she interacted with. Even when she could barely move, she was still the loveliest dog, and her rescuers desperately wanted to help her get better so that her true personality could finally shine through. 

She was pretty sick so she didn't have much of a personality, Harriet Zucker of Red Hook Dog Rescue told The Dodo. But she was still always sweet, low-key. 

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09:48

The Lightning Network Now Supports Transactions Across Blockchains "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Although still in testing phase, the lightning network can now be used to send transactions across different blockchains. The Lightning Labs development team successfully swapped testnet bitcoin for testnet litecoin through a lightning channel this week: ownership of the coins changed hands, while no transaction was recorded on either blockchain.

Previous atomic swaps that I have done were on-chain, and had the on-chain limitations of slow [transactions] and high transaction fees, Litecoin creator Charlie Lee told Bitcoin Magazine, referring to an older trick to exchange different types of coins trustlessly. Off-chain atomic swaps are significantly better. They are instant, [have] low fees, and better protect ones privacy.

The successful test paves the way for trustless cryptocurrency exchanges, near-seamless multi-coin payment processors and more.

Bitcoin and Litecoin

The lightning network is the highly anticipated second-layer payment network to be deployed on top of Bitcoin. And as an open protocol, its relatively easy to deploy lightning network support for other cryptocurrencies that are forked from Bitcoins codebase like Litecoin.

Interestingly, if the lightning network runs on different blockchains, these chains can effectively be linked together. If...

09:47

Alaskans Urged To Prep For North Korean Attack; Would Have 20 Minutes To React "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The state of Alaska has no plans to evacuate citizens in the event of a North Korean nuclear attack. Instead, residents are being told to stay in place and stockpile food, water, flashlights and radios.

Really the recommendation for people during a nuclear attack is to shelter in place and find some type of secure location that will protect them from that blast, state official Jeremy Zidek said, according to Britains Daily Mirror. What were recommending people do is the same thing that they would do for any other type of disaster preparedness.

Its Backup Electrical Power In A Convenient, Portable Briefcase!

That is: Have a family emergency plan so that they can get in touch with their families quickly, and have an emergency supply of food, water and first aid.

So with a mass evacuation if people leave their homes, schools and businesses to try to get

09:45

A new level of working with data is the advantage of smart mining "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The data science is based on strict analytical evidence and it works with structured and non-structured data. Everything that is related to the selection, preparation, and analysis is included in the science of data.

Machine learning is closely related to the science of data. In a simple way, this is an opportunity to learn a system or an algorithm to get different impressions from the masses. Researchers use machine learning techniques to automate the solution of some problems. These systems are very necessary for working with very complex projects. For example, to find out which country the happiest people live in, scientists defined smiles in the photos uploaded to Instagram. The tasks of deep learning are often quite complex, requiring considerable computing power for learning and using models.

Neuromation is the blockchain platform for synthetic data and deep learning of neural networks that creates artificial worlds where artificial intelligence algorithms will be learning with help of simulated sensor input data.

In these artificial worlds, there is also an almost endless supply of beautifully classified data for learning. AI plays as in video games and learns how to perform specific tasks in the real world, the creators of the project explain.

Miners or owners of Neuromation computing power provide an excellent opportunity to use their equipment for useful computing and real-world tasks. Based on the platform, users will also be able to trade data libraries and models. The service makes it possible to use models and algorithms based on deep learning, that are rather complicated for self-realization, connected primarily with the processing of images and natural languages.

Our preliminary estimates indicate that miners will earn up 3 to 5 times more mining Neurotokens versus mining cryptocurrency. Miners will not be engaged in Neuromation tasks 100% of the time so it will be an efficiency boost to the existing setup. You can see the difference in effective yield below for similarly configured rigs, one running cryptocurrency mining algorithm and one running Deep Learning / Data Rendering tasks. Type of Computing Yield/Time Ether Mining $ 7 8 USD/Day Amazon Deep Learning $ 3 4 USD/Hour.

Due to the linking service providers with the platform, Neuromation has every chance to become a favorable ecosystem for any AI application. One of the key goals of Neuromation platform is to become the main center of artificial intelligence services for international business.

We intend to become a global pool of resources in the sphere of artificial data, constantly replenishing library, which will have data sets for any possible use, the white paper of the company says.

The platform has already begun the pre-sale of its neuro-tokens on Octo...

09:45

Being Forgetful Is Actually A Sign You Are Intelligent "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A strong memory is a severely overrated asset, according to new research published in the journal Neuron.

The report, written by researchers from the University of Toronto, also concluded that forgetting things is not only very commonplace, but it actually makes us stronger.

If you are someone who prides themselves on good memory, youll be pretty disappointed to find out that after years of research, the ultimate goal of memory is not to transmit the most accurate information over time.

Paul Frankland and Blake Richards proposed that memory is actually best used to optimise intelligent decision-making by holding onto valuable information and letting the rest go, making room for the things that matter.

One of Franklands studies on mice found that when new brain cells are formed in the hippocampus, all the old memories and connections are overwritten.

Richards said:

Its important that the brain forgets irrelevant details and instead focuses on the stuff thats going to help make decisions in the real world.

We know that exercise increases the number of neurons in the hippocampus, but theyre exactly those details from your life that dont actually matter, and that may be keeping you from making good decisions.

One way that forgetfulness can be useful is when our brains forget specifics about past events while still remembering the large pictures. Researchers believe this allows us to generalise previous experiences better.

Just to make it clear, people who forget important things all the time are not let off the hook here. If memory loss is very frequent it can be a cause of concern.

Forgetting details every now and then is actually the sign of a healthy memory system doing exactly what it should do.

Technological advances have been helpful in allowing us to unload memories like phone numbers, events, and birthdays from our brains and freeing up space.

Ways to exercise the memory and improve it include things like making lists and trying to recall them later on in the day.

Mental arithmetic is also...

09:44

Berberine ameliorates diabetic neuropathy. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

n/a PMID:  Am J Chin Med. 2017 Nov 9:1-15. Epub 2017 Nov 9. PMID: 29121795 Abstract Title:  Berberine Ameliorates Diabetic Neuropathy: TRPV1 Modulation by PKC Pathway. Abstract:  In recent years, berberine has increasingly become a topic of research as a treatment for diabetes due to its repair function, which recovers damaged pancreatic cells. However, it is the complications of diabetes that seriously affect patients' life quality and longevity, among which diabetic neuropathy and the consequent acute pain are the most common. In this study, we established STZ-induced diabetic models to observe whether berberine, a main constitute of Coptis chinensis Franch which has shown good hypoglycemic effects, could relieve diabetes-induced pain and explored its possible mechanism in rats and mice. Behavior assays showed increasing mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia thresholds by the Von Frey test and tail flick test during the treatment of berberine. It was found that the administration of berberine (20, 60 mg/kg; 30, 90 mg/kg) suppressed the expression of PKC[Formula: see text] and TRPV1 which could be activated by hyperglycemia-induced inflammatory reaction. Our results also presented its capability to reduce theover expression of TNF-[Formula: see text] in diabetic rats and mice. TNF-[Formula: see text] is an inflammatory cytokine, which is closely related to diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Consequently, we supposed that berberine exerts its therapeutic effects in part by suppressing the inflammatory process and blocking the PKC pathway to inhibit TRPV1 activation, which damages neurons and causes diabetic pain.

09:41

A New Biography of Paula Modersohn-Becker Reveals an Artist Committed to Painting Women "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Paula Modersohn-Becker, Self-Portrait in Front of a Green Background with Blue Lilies (c. 1905) ( Paula-Modersohn-Becker-Stiftung, Bremen; all images courtesy of Semiotexte)

In the basement of the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany, home to one of the most famous collections of 19th- and 20th-century European painting, are the paintings of women subjects, and the paintings of women artists. In the low-ceilinged, dimly-lit room, amongst the images of mothers and children, goddesses and nymphs, situated slightly out of sight behind a television monitor, hung a self-portrait of a young woman with almond eyes and a red smile holding a branch pulled from a camellia tree. She stares out at us, determinedly, with a look of concentration on her face. The absence of her second hand suggests she is in fact in the process of painting herself. But, who is she? And why do we even need to ask?

When I Google search Paula M. Becker, almost every entry insists she was one of the most important figures in early Expressionism, a contemporary of men we are on last-name basis with: Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse, Munch. In her native Germany, her works adorn postcards, magnets, and posters. She has been heralded as the first Western woman artist to paint herself naked. She has been claimed as the first Western woman artist to paint herself pregnant. She traveled often to Paris and developed close friendships with the painter Heinrich Vogeler and the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. She began a series of correspondence based around a mutual admiration for the others art with Otto Modersohn, which lead to their marriage in 1901. And yet, her name barely appears alongside these men in the annals of art history. She deserves her own biography. Luckily, Marie Darrieussecq has written it.

The fascination with these lost characters of history, often encountered as a footnote or brief chapter in someone elses story, can le...

09:36

Dad Dog Who Was Abandoned With Son Makes The Sweetest Transformation "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When Lhasa apsos Chewy and Moo showed up at Main Line Animal Rescue (MLAR) in late October, rescuers couldnt believe the shape they were in.

After being abandoned in a home for months, both dogs had hair mats so thick that veterinarians couldnt even examine them until they were groomed first. Their nails were overgrown to the point of being inches long and their skin was riddled with an untreated infection. The mats were the worst on 13-year-old Chewys face theyd completely grown over his eyes, trapping fluid and bacteria underneath.
 

Credit: Main Line Animal Rescue

Credit: Main Line Animal Rescue

They smelled so bad that they had flies following them around, Russ Stewart, development coordinator for MLAR, told The Dodo. Some visitors saw them on their first day here and didn't think that we'd be able to save them. We've developed a reputation over 20 years of taking in the tough cases animals who were very sick, very old or who needed a lot of time and resources but Chewy and Moo were definitely two of the worst when they arrived.

Credit: Main Line Animal Rescue

Luckily, the pair, who were also father and son, were in the right hands just when they needed it the most.
 

Credit: Main Line Animal Rescue

After being shaved down and bathed, the dogs began medical treatment at the rescues clinic for a variety of their sk...

09:35

A Blockchain Platform that will Holistically Confront the Existing Problems of the Gaming Industry "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

When confronted with just a 50-50 chance of getting it right or wrong in an ecosystem that is filled with so many options, it is natural for an investors instinct to pick a more established and balanced venture with a track record ahead of an ordinary startup whose ideas are yet to be thoroughly tested in real life.

Decentralizing the video game economy

Already backed by a publicly listed company (iCandy Interactive Ltd, ASX: ICI) that has an existing relevant business with prominent institutional shareholders. The Nitro project will tokenize the video games economy that is backed by a successful award-winning game business that has been operating for many years. Having recently acquired a game portfolio with 325 million users, the platform now boasts of 348 million users. This gives Nitro the chance to become most widespread cryptocurrency in the world, a proposition that provides a safety net against the risk of business plan execution, compared to other ICO projects have.

Simply defined, Nitro is an independent, blockchain-based online collaboration platform, which seeks to allow participation in the video-games economy, to connect various stakeholders, and to achieve growth for the overall Nitro network.

The game industry is confronted with a lot of complex challenges. Some of these challenges involve the sidelining of some supposed key players in the industry, leaving them to be ordinary stakeholders without the appropriate compensation for their inputs. This happens when the bigger financially buoyant members of the gaming community organize a dominating structure which makes it harder for smaller players to meet up with certain standards, so their rewards are determined by the few whales in the form of game studios and institutional marketers.

A holistic approach towards a complex system

With Nitros thorough understanding of these situation and other complex challenges of the gaming industry, the company is building a blockchain based solution that will via a holistic approach solve end-to-end value-chain problems of the ecosystem. This approach puts into proper perspective the interests of all stakeholders of the video-game industry, i.e. gamers, game studios, publishers, and financiers....

09:34

Why Flu Shots Are So Ineffective "IndyWatch Feed Health"

New evidence tells us why flu vaccines are only 43% effective, at best, using the most favorable statistics.

From Scientific American:

Last years flu vaccine should have worked well. The strain that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration chose for the seasonal vaccine did indeed closely match the viruses that sickened people. So when its effectiveness proved disappointing, Scott Hensley, a microbiologist at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and his colleagues began to investigate. Flu vaccines are killed or highly weakened viruses that, when injected into the body, alert the immune system to fight the real thing. For 70 years most flu vaccine strains have been grown in fertilized chicken eggs because egg growth incites excellent yield. But it has long been known that the viruses also evolve in these egg hosts. They adopt genetic changes that help them grow in the egg environment. What Hensley and his colleagues found was such changes can cause problems for the end product.

Comment: For years now, weve been reporting on the ineffectiveness of flu shotssome of which still contain mercury. (Remember, flu shots are routinely given to pregnant women and infants!) Despite their ineffectiveness, flu shots are still aggressively pushed by the government. Many localities have laws that mandate healthcare and other workers receive flu shots.

Most state legislatures are out of session, but check our Protect Vaccine Choice page to stay up to date on bills in your state that threaten your freedom of choice concerning vaccination.

09:34

Peaceful Islam Really? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Myth of a Peaceful Islam 

In todays world there is a matrix of propaganda that has never existed before. News sources once considered somewhat reliable and at least providing a reasonable amount of fact have now become pure purveyors of propaganda often relying on a reputation they earned decades ago. The New York Times and the Washington Post are two such sources of fake news. News that is not reported objectively, but immediately editorialized with a pro-leftist or Democrat friendly stance. MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS among others paid hundreds of millions of dollars during the 787-billion-dollar bail out in 2009 are still in the tank for the leftist opposition to the Trump Administration.

Foreboding undercurrent

Among the many false narratives continually repeated as the Big Lie is the myth of peaceful Islam. The liberal US media and sources in the EU will continually parrot the lie that there is a distinction between radical Islam and the placid, passive Muslim who lives in your neighborhood never having any particular opinion over Sharia Law, always against the violent aspect of the Islamic terrorist organizations, but in actuality those who do not choose to take up arms against their neighbors or Americans do indeed have opinion according to polls taken anonymously.

Witness testimonial

However, let us review some examples of what its like to live in Iran from a womans point of view or a Christians point of view who have had their churches burned down while even being beaten and dragged from their homes. Let us take a look at Sweden where the once progressive citizens there accepted Muslim refugees from Syria with open arms and found that the affection and attitude of co-existence was not shared or respected. After hundreds of Swedish women being raped and brutalized while authorities have tried to hide the news on these events or have even gone after the whistleblowers who are sounding the alarm, we in America have also been deliberately deceived. A backlash has now occurred in Sweden in response to the Muslim refugee perpetrated violence and reluctance of authorities to act.

Ulterior motives

What is the best way for the Globalists who seek to unite the world under a single wor...

09:33

Congresswoman: Taxpayers Have Paid $15 MILLION to Silence Sexual Abuse Victims of Politicians "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Rachel BlevinsAs a host of sexual assault allegations target major actors, producers and directors in Hollywood, several politicians are also being called out, and one congresswoman has claimed that the U.S. House of Representatives alone has spent $15 million in taxpayer funds to settle sexual misconduct lawsuits in the last decade.
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09:25

Bitcoin Breaks Through $8,000 Following Massive Head Fake "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin cranks up the volatility, shedding $2,300 then gaining $2,500 within a week; breaks $8,000 level.

09:24

Medical Kidnapping of Seniors: A $273 BILLION Industry "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Sad Image of a senior Homeless man In Park

How the Elderly Lose Their Rights

Guardians can sell the assets and control the lives of senior citizens without their consentand reap a profit from it.

By Rachel Aviv
The New Yorker

Excerpts:

For years, Rudy North woke up at 9 a.m. and read the Las Vegas Review-Journal while eating a piece of toast. Then he read a novelhe liked James Patterson and Clive Cussleror, if he was feeling more ambitious, Freud. On scraps of paper and legal notepads, he jotted down thoughts sparked by his reading. Deep below the rational part of our brain is an underground ocean where strange things swim, he wrote on one notepad. On another, Life: the longer it cooks, the better it tastes.

Rennie, his wife of fifty-seven years, was slower to rise. She was recovering from lymphoma and suffered from neuropathy so severe that her legs felt like sausages. Each morning, she spent nearly an hour in the bathroom applying makeup and lotions, the same brands shed used for forty years. She always emerged wearing pale-pink lipstick. Rudy, who was prone to grandiosity, liked to refer to her as my amour.

On the Friday before Labor Day, 2013, the Norths had just finished their toast when a nurse, who visited five times a week to help Rennie bathe and dress, came to their house, in Sun City Aliante, an active adult community in Las Vegas. They had moved there in 2005, when Rudy, a retired consultant for broadcasters, was sixty-eight and Rennie was sixty-six. They took pride in their view of the golf course, though neither of them played golf.

Rudy chatted with the nurse in the kitchen for twenty minutes, joking about marriage and laundry, until there was a knock at the door. A stocky woman with shiny black hair introduced herself as April Parks, the owner of the company A Private Professional Guardian. She was accompanied by three colleagues, who didnt give their names. Parks told the Norths th...

09:23

Asteroid 2017 VF14 flew past Earth on November 13 at 0.80 LD "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 VF14 flew past Earth at 0.80 LD / 0.00205 AU (~ 306 675 km / 190 559 miles) on November 13, 2017, two days after it was discovered. This is the 48th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of...... Read more

COP23: U.S., wealthy nations curtail climate aid for developing world "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A platform of climate protest signs on the grounds of the U.N. campus at COP23 in Bonn, Germany. Photo by Justin Catanoso BONN, Germany An anxious uncertainty hung in the air at the start of the 23rd annual United Nations climate summit two weeks ago: what role would the small U.S. negotiating team play in the era of Donald Trump, a climate denier who has forced the United States to become the only country on earth to reject the Paris Agreement? As the gavel falls ending COP23 on Friday, 17 November, the answer to that question will be apparent for all to see: obstruction. Obstruction by the worlds richest nation and the planets second-worst greenhouse gas emitter. For two weeks, the U.S. delegation has, by all accounts, worked to deny developing nations vulnerable to, and victims of, global warming the financial pathway they need to adapt to climate change or recover from climate-related losses and damages. Other wealthy nations, so-called developed countries, struggling with their own economic worries, immigration crises, or controversial energy dilemmas, have apparently followed the U.S. lead and fallen in line. At stake is the wide gap between the billions raised by developing nations and the billions more needed for developing countries to endure and adapt to global warmings dire impacts roughly $10.3B billion in cash has been raised so far toward a pledge of $100 billion a year starting in 2020, along with a pledge for access to financing from global banks.

It is time to recognize the limits of certification in agriculture (commentary) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

In early 2017, the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) decided that it was going to stop working with certification in agriculture. It was actually a fairly easy and straightforward decision: After working with this tool for over 20 years, we could look back and conclude that certification was not the best approach to improve the sustainability of most farmers in the world, especially when considering the huge challenges we face from climate change, poverty, deforestation, soil and water contamination, and human rights violations. That is not to say that credible certification does not have a role anymore. In our history, we have seen many positive impacts from certification for workers, producers and the environment. But we have also increasingly come to recognize the limitations of certification as a tool to drive change in agricultural production systems at scale. In our opinion, there are four main interrelated limitations of certification in agriculture: Complexity Certification standards have a high degree of complexity, covering a wide range of issues. In practice, this means that more often than not the gap between producers reality and what is required by certification is simply too wide. Most farmers in the world lack the technical and financial resources to be able to bridge this gap. Over the years we have seen this happen especially for small farmers, in crops such as tea, coffee, and sugar. A certified farm in Costa Rica. Photo Credit: SAN. Cost relative to value From label fees to auditing and compliance costs, agriculture certification

09:23

Mourning the Loss of TechShop "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

The founder of another makerspace, Dr. Evan Malone of NextFab, weighs in on what the closure of TechShop means.

Read more on MAKE

The post Mourning the Loss of TechShop appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

09:19

EU Parliament tells Poland to uphold rule of law & democracy "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

The EU Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on Poland to uphold common European values, warning that if Polish authorities refuse to comply it could lead to the suspension of voting rights in the EU Council.
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Protesters stand with banner All-Polish Youth on Polish Independence Day in Warsaw, November 11, 2017 Agencja Gazeta

The resolution calls on Warsaw to respect the right of freedom of assembly, to strongly condemn the xenophobic and fascist march that took place in Warsaw on November 11, and to provide free and accessible contraception without discrimination, while making emergency contraception available without medical prescription.

Polish President Andrzej Duda signed off on a law in June which turned emergency contraception into a prescription drug. Poland also has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe, banning all terminations unless the pregnancy is the result of incest or rape, poses a health risk to the mother, or the fetus is severely deformed.

The resolution also calls on Poland to comply with the European Court of Justices (ECJ) order to immediately suspend large-scale logging in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Activists and the EU claim Warsaw has ignored the ECJs ruling to halt logging in the forest.

MEPs believe that the situation in Poland represents a clear risk of a serious breach of the European values, including the rule of law, enshrined in the EU Treaty, the EU Parliament wrote on its website. Parliament decided by 438 votes to 152 with 71 abstentions to prepare a formal request that the Council activate the preventive mechanism provided for in Article 7.1.

It notes that if Warsaw refuses to comply with EU recommendations, it could face a suspension of Polands voting righ...

09:10

Looking Under the Hood of a Spy Implant "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Taking apart a hidden USB spy device to see how it works and what it does.

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09:02

Polysaccharides from Inonotus obliquus might be a good candidate for the functional food or pharmaceuticals in the treatment of T2DM. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Food Chem Toxicol. 2017 Oct ;108(Pt B):498-509. Epub 2017 Jan 11. PMID: 28087233 Abstract Title:  Anti-diabetic effects of Inonotus obliquus polysaccharides-chromium (III) complex in type 2 diabetic mice and its sub-acute toxicity evaluation in normal mice. Abstract:  Polysaccharides are important bioactive ingredients from Inonotus obliquus. This study aimed to synthesize and characterize a novel I. obliquus polysaccharides-chromium (III) complex (UIOPC) and investigate the anti-diabetic effects in streptozotocin (STZ) induced type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) mice and sub-acute toxicity in normal mice. The molecular weight of UIOPC was about 11.5  10 (4) Da with the chromium content was 13.01% and the chromium was linked with polysaccharides through coordination bond. After treatment of UIOPC for four weeks, the body weight, fasting blood glucose (FBG) levels, plasma insulin levels of the diabetic mice were significantly reduced when compared with those of the diabetic mice (p 

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09:00

Madagascar Outbreak: It Is Inevitable The Plague Becomes Resistant To Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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The newest warning about the outbreak of the airborne pneumonic plague, or black death, in Madagascar has been released. Officials warn that its inevitable that this bacterial infection thats infected over 2000 people will become resistant to antibiotics.

The only way to treat a person who has contracted the plague is with antibiotics. But experts now warn that because they are being used so much to treat the infection, antibiotics resistance is inevitable and making this disease much more terrifying. Once the bacteria is resistant, the Madagascar healthcare system will be overwhelmed, and the disease will have control of the nation.

According to the Daily Mail, Madagascars healthcare system will be unable to cope if the deadly plague outbreak continues to escalate, a scientist has warned. Scores of doctors and nurses have been struck down with the disease, which is predicted to gather momentum in the coming weeks and there are growing fears hospitals will be unable to meet the illness burden. Official figures reveal at least 2,034 people have been infected with the medieval disease so far in what has been described as the worst outbreak in 50 years. The black death outbreak has so far claimed at least 165 lives.

Although the plague is responding well to antibiotics right now, drug resistance is also an increasing concern amongst experts who predict it will vastly accelerate the diseases death toll. Professor John Joe McFadden from the University of Surrey told...

Madagascar Outbreak: It Is Inevitable The Plague Becomes Resistant To Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

madagascarplague

The newest warning about the outbreak of the airborne pneumonic plague, or black death, in Madagascar has been released. Officials warn that its inevitable that this bacterial infection thats infected over 2000 people will become resistant to antibiotics.

The only way to treat a person who has contracted the plague is with antibiotics. But experts now warn that because they are being used so much to treat the infection, antibiotics resistance is inevitable and making this disease much more terrifying. Once the bacteria is resistant, the Madagascar healthcare system will be overwhelmed, and the disease will have control of the nation.

According to the Daily Mail, Madagascars healthcare system will be unable to cope if the deadly plague outbreak continues to escalate, a scientist has warned. Scores of doctors and nurses have been struck down with the disease, which is predicted to gather momentum in the coming weeks and there are growing fears hospitals will be unable to meet the illness burden. Official figures reveal at least 2,034 people have been infected with the medieval disease so far in what has been described as the worst outbreak in 50 years. The black death outbreak has so far claimed at least 165 lives.

Although the plague is responding well to antibiotics right now, drug resistance is also an increasing concern amongst experts who predict it will vastly accelerate the diseases death toll. Professor John Joe McFadden from the University of Surrey told...

09:00

NBC: having a child is one of the worst things you can do for the environment "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Breitbart Climate Philosopher and parent Travis Rieder is back, demanding that other people refrain from having children for the sake of the planet. Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them. We need to stop pretending kids dont have environmental and ethical consequences.

08:55

Hanji: The Traditional Korean Art of Making Sturdy Paper by Hand "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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According to an ancient adage in Korea, paper can last 1,000 years. While this proverb may seem peculiar to us today, its origins are linked to Hanji, a strikingly strong and sturdy type of paper.

While Hanji saw success in Korea for hundreds of years, the handmade craft has all but died out due to more efficient manufacturing methods. In order to protect and preserve the centuries-old practice, it is important to understand what sets Hanji apart from other papermaking processes, from its time-honored history to its artistic flair.

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What is Hanji?

Hanji refers to handmade Korean paper. Traditionally, this durable paper is created using dak, the bark of Paper Mulberry trees, and dak pul, sap from the aibika plant. In addition to sheets used for writing, it is used to make a range of objects. These include screens for doors, clothing, fans, and lanterns.

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08:54

Hurricane tornado disaster resist door. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I searched around with no luck locally which is to be expected and searched regionally also nothing.
The price is king of high, typically 1,000 to 3,000 and up so basically 10x the cost of a regular door.
Then I found a bank vault door frame almost in my own back yard. It weighs 360lb and I got it for $35. It's so heavy because it's filled with concrete.
The place I got it from says they don't think they have the vault door that goes with it but that they will look for it.
If they have the...

Hurricane tornado disaster resist door.

08:48

Does Your Cat Miss You When Youre Gone? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The feline temperament has bewitched humans for the last 9,000 years. Yet with all that relationship history behind us, decoding cat behavior is still as challenging as trying to read hieroglyphics.

Of course, that doesnt stop cat lovers from trying especially when it comes to guessing how our cats really feel about us.

For many pet owners, spending extended time away from their beloved animal produces feelings of guilt and sadness. But is your kitty thinking about you as much as you think about him? Or is it possible cats are content as long as theres food in the bowl?

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According to Dr. Elizabeth Stelow, chief of animal behavior services at the University of California, Davis, there are some clear signs to suggest that our cats do miss us they just dont reveal their feelings the way wed expect. However, camps are split as to whether these antisocial behaviors are really signs of attachment or just catitude.

There is great debate about how much cats mind their owners leaving, Stelow told The Dodo. One study showed that some cats show signs of separation anxiety when left; these cats were most likely to urinate outside their litter boxes or be destructive. Another study showed that cats dont attach to their owners in these ways, and respond to strangers in the home the same way they respond to owners.

Is it possible that our felines' passive-aggressive behavior is their way of getting back at us for leaving them alone? Measuring a cats attachment to his primary caregiver can be tricky, as most are not eager to beg for our affection the way dogs do.

In dogs, we have used affection (choosing physical proximity and interest in being petted), willingness to do things we ask of them and distress when we leave, among other things, as...

08:47

Shaun Marsh Posts Timely Reminder Of Compromising Pictures He Has Of Selectors "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Western Australian Cricketer Shaun Marsh has used the last round of the Shefield Shield prior to the first Ashes test to remind Australian cricket selectors of the compromising pictures that he has of them.

What can we do, I mean we know he only averages 30 something in shield but those pictures could ruin us, said Australian selector Mark Waugh. Weve got to pick him.

At least when Shane Watson used to bribe us hed occasionally score some runs.

It is believed that when Shane Watson retired he passed down to Shaun Marsh the pictures he had of the Australian selectors.

Though the majority of Australian cricket fans are upset and angry at Marshs selection one man who stands by the batsman (whos not related to him) is West Australian coach Justin Langer who said: Shaun is a terrific cricketer and a great West Australian, therefore he should be picked to play for Australia. Despite his previous form and continued failing under pressure Shaun deserves another opportunity.

Now Shaun if youll please let my wife and kids go free as per the agreement.

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08:45

3 Unbelievable Theories PROVED In October "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on Paul Manafort, Trump Russia Collusion, the latest revelations with Corey Feldman as people like Kevin Spacey and other Hollywood elites are exposed. We go over three stories that were originally theories but were proved in the month of October.

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08:41

As Traders Array of Assets Widens, Bitcoin Looks Less Tempting "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Bitcoin, the original electronic peer-to-peer digital currency system, was created in 2009. Along with it came blockchain technology, which fintech firms have since started using for purposes outside of simply mining more currency, or rivaling bank payment systems. While bitcoin remains by far the best known and most valuable cryptocurrency, some have started to express doubts about its future. Even as its price-per-coin soars, many see signs that point to bitcoin losing its popularity. One of the biggest catalysts of this notion is the number of new and more widely applicable uses that innovators have found for both blockchain and new alternative coins.

Bitcoin is in Retrograde

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency with a strong presence in the global market and the fintech industry. Though it continues to rise in value, this digital coin is not keeping up with other newer assets on the market. It appears bitcoin is losing its touch with the trading community. Whether as a currency itself or as part of an ETF or other index, bitcoin may have a challenging time keeping up.

Today, almost any firm can have its own initial token sale (ITS) to raise money for a service that will incorporate these alternative coins down the road. This move lets companies garner investments in their idea without having to cede creative control, and it creates better engagement with their new platforms. These tokens derive value both from how popular they are (like bitcoin), but also have a more unique value proposition (use in a service).

Additionally, the very system on which bitcoin relies has far outstripped the usefulness of bitcoin itself. Banks, online exchanges, eCommerce websites, and countless other firms are...

08:40

Coinbase Courts Hedge Funds With Storage Service "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cryptocurrency wallet and exchange startup Coinbase is launching a new storage service aimed specifically at institutional investors.

08:39

Russian TV Exposes the Rothschilds, Begins to Educate its Citizens about Their Global Power "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A news broadcast aired on Russias Channel 1 earlier in the year, reports on the history of the Rothschild family, using Nazi propaganda footage and antisemitic caricatures.

The item, which was broadcast following the death of American banker David Rockefeller, purported to shed light on another wealthy international banking dynasty, the Rothschilds.

The use of Nazi propaganda footage and moreover, without explicitly mentioning the Nazi regime is unusual in public broadcasts on Russian media. The broadcast describes the major conspiracy theories regarding the Rothschild family, claiming that it is part of an international Jewish plot to take control of the world.

The MEMRI TV clip has translated excerpts from the original news item.

Source:  anonnews.co

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08:36

Photographs Mainstream Archaeology Does Not Want You to See "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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08:33

All-Time High: Bitcoin Shrugs Off the Competition Once Again "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The price of a single Bitcoin exceeded its previous all-time high again today. Seemingly shrugging off doubt over its position as top-dog in the cryptocurrency world, the going rate of each unit of the digital currency reached an unprecedented 7,794 according to market price watch website, Coinmarketcap. This puts it ever-closer to the next major psychological milestone of $8,000.

Bitcoin has had a turbulent month thus far. Its previous run up in price was brought to a sudden end following the news that the planned hard fork to introduce larger blocks to the main chain would not go ahead. Many believed that the fear and uncertainty created during the confusion over the planned upgrade known as Segwit2x meant that wed seen this years all-time high for the currency last week and it would struggle to surpass this level again in 2017. However, as is often the case with Bitcoin, the doubt was short-lived. The price rebounded fast from its monthly low point on Sunday of around $5,580 back to record-breaking highs in just four days.

As youd expect, the all-time highs in price coincide with an all-time high in interest in the digital currency. Google Trends shows that online searches for the term Bitcoin follows the price chart rather closely with spikes in interest this year at the end of May, beginning and middle of August, mid-September, and of course, throughout October and into November. Meanwhile, a look at which regions are searching the most for the term Bitcoin probably invites more questions than it answers. The top five areas that searched for the term Bitcoin from highest downwa....

08:22

Magnesium: The Safe First Line of Defense for Clinical Depression "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The science supporting the efficacy of magnesium for major depression and other psychiatric disorders, testing for magnesium deficiency, and which forms and dosages are most effective.

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08:21

Trump Admin Lifts Ban on Import of Hunting Trophy Elephants Because, Somehow, Conservation "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

For years, American hunters who wished to bring home trophy kill elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia were thwarted by a prohibition under U.S. law that is, until now.

To the consternation of ecologists, animal rights activists, conservationists, animal lovers, and a host of concerned groups and individuals, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) confirms Donald Trumps draconian administration plans to lift the ban allowing large game trophy animals like elephants, leopards, and lions killed on hunts in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported for the first time since 2014.

President Obama implemented the import prohibition after Zimbabwes efforts with the endangered animals management and conservation were found not to enhance the survival of the African elephant in the wild.

Now, without any indication Zimbabwe remedied deficiencies in its pachyderm ecology programs, Trumps USFWS has removed the trophy import ban, citing hunting, itself rather, the costs associated with the its licensing as somehow bolstering conservation efforts.

While arguably technically the case a sudden influx in license fees would indeed see at least a portion allocated for management programs African elephants have been listed threatened on the dubious Endangered Species List since 1978. Exceptions exist under a provision of the Act, permitting the import of such trophies with concurrent evidence that hunting promotes conservation of the species an imperative aspect which Obamas administration found lacking, and Trumps, reformed sufficiently to green light.

Legal, well-regulated sport hunting as part of a sound management program can benefit the conservation of certain species by providing incentives to local communities to conserve the species and by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation, a Fish and Wildlife spokesperson, quoted by...

08:19

Introducing LevelNet the ICO that Aims to Transform Cybersecurity "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cybersecurity is quickly becoming one of the most important industries out there.

Its no surprise, either anyone who stays up to date with the online world will be only too aware of the chaotic goings-on of recent times.

Gone are the days when all users had to worry about were Trojan horses and spam emails. Large-scale, highly sophisticated attacks take place with terrifying frequency nowadays, and theyre on the rise.

And in Blockchain, new promising cybersecurity ventures like Gladius.io are now emerging.

Cybercrime costs are expected to hit $6 trillion by 2020, which has a lot to do with the growing volume of data online. The Internet of Things (IoT), devices like webcams and portable speakers that connect to the internet, is also a risk factor as these are often poorly defended and a prime target for hackers.

The number of IoT devices has been predicted to reach 200 million by 2020, so defense in this area is a massive concern.

With all these new developments and worrying predictions, cybersecurity companies have had their work cut out for them. The industry has been going through a pretty impressive growth spurt and is projected to be worth $170 billion by 2020.

Whats more, spending in weak areas is on the rise too. IoT spending is forecast to reach $547.2 million by 2018, up from just $231 billion in 2014.

Worrying weaknesses

However, there are some gaping holes in the security industry. A spine-chilling study by Harvard Business Review found that even the best antivirus software only catches around 5% of new threats.

The best performances by software only manage to deal with 80-90% of real threats, and Symantec found that three-quarters of all websites have exploitable vulnerabilities....

08:15

Biodiversity Heritage Library Puts 2 Million Botanical Illustrations Online for Free "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

If you're fascinated by nature and botanical illustrations, you'll be thrilled by the Biodiversity Heritage Library. This open access digital library focuses on bringing the natural world closer to people through access to writings and illustration. Thanks to the dedication of BHL staff and readers, over 100,000 images and photographs from the collection have been uploaded to their popular Flickr account since 2011.

Divided up clearly into albums by publication, the account is a surprisingly huge success for the organization, opening up the world of nature illustration to a new audience. A dive into the photostream shows everything from 19th-century volumes on the birds of Australia to an odd grouping of bat illustrations. And, of course, there are the botanicals. French, German, English, and South African journals have all been lovingly scanned, providing a fascinating look at the biodiversity that existsor existedthroughout these countries.

If you really want to dive deep into the world of nature and botanical illustrations, there's another photostream of tagged photos that provides a huge grab bag of over 2 million illustrations and photographs. Wondering how beekeepers dressed in 1910? You'll find it here along with enough glorious plant illustrations to quench your thirst for nature.

Millions of vintage wildlife and botanical illustrations from journals around the world are available for free thanks to the Biodiversity Heritage Library's Flickr account.

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08:11

Maid abuse: 'How my boss threatened me with acid in Oman' - BBC News "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Maid abuse: 'How my boss threatened me with acid in Oman' - BBC News: More than 50 women interviewed during the research said they had their passports confiscated by their employers and were made to work 15 to 21 hours a day - figures disputed by the Omani labour ministry.

Around two in five reported physical abuse and the same proportion said they were sexually harassed or assaulted.

The Tanzania government has not commented on the findings that allege the East Africa country's embassies did little to assist those who had sought their help.

Here are three of the women's accounts, which include experience of sexual abuse some may find disturbing:

08:10

Remarkable Email From A KWN Reader About What Is Happening In The Gold & Bitcoin Markets "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Remarkable Email From A KWN Reader About What Is Happening In The Gold & Bitcoin Markets from King World News TDC Note Please keep in mind bitcoin, like central bank fiat currencies around the world, is controlled and owned...

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08:08

Banks Control Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. We Are Being Played "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Before I delve into the connections I have uncovered, I would first like to say that for me each day is an adventure in understanding the blockchain constantly uncovering new perspectives, finally wrapping my head around a technological term, or completely changing ideas and beliefs upon discovering new information. I have come to see []

08:07

Data Suggests Artists More Drawn to Cities than Ever "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Performance art on Bogart Street during Bushwick Open Studios 2016 (photo by Hrag Vartanian/ Hyperallergic)Performance art on Bogart Street during Bushwick Open Studios 2016 (photo by Hrag Vartanian/ Hyperallergic)

Quartz has published an analysis of the US cities with the densest concentration of artists, compiled from US Census data spanning five years from 2011 to 2016. Unsurprisingly, the results show that artists tend to congregate disproportionately in major metropolitan areas and cultural hubs and that many, many artists are (still) moving to Brooklyn.

But still, there are some interesting details. The study uses categories for artist, defined by the NEA, and these extend beyond what might initially come to most peoples minds. In addition to all the usual suspects (photographers, fine artists, dancers, musicians), the study also accounts for less expected mtiers, like PA system announcers, ad copy writers, floral designers, and ventriloquists.

In the final analysis, New York claimed two of the top spots in drawing artists, with Manhattan at number one and Kings County (i.e. Brooklyn) as number three. San Francisco (number two), LA (number four) and Portland (number five) rounded out the top five.

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08:06

CommerceBlock Announces Partnership with CG Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

CommerceBlock is proud to announce the beginning of its fruitful partnership with CG Blockchain. As a part of this partnership, the blockchain platform will be working on the new FUNDStore project, providing an interface to whats considered as the worlds most secure public blockchain network. By implementing its novel tools within the FUNDStore ecosystem for blockchain based software solutions for hedge funds and pension funds, CommerceBlock will empower the clients of CG Blockchain to interact and conduct business under strict privacy. These transactions in question can be conducted over various public blockchains.

The partnership can be considered as a significant milestone for both the parties and Bob Bonomo, the President of CG Blockchain has reiterated in a recent quote. He said,

FUNDStore/CG Blockchain is excited to partner with CommerceBlock as it offers unique public blockchain tools for the $3 trillion hedge fund industry through its technical expertise around public blockchain infrastructure.

The announcement also marks a twist in the narrative so far, where the mainstream financial platforms have been maintaining a safe distance form Bitcoin and public blockchain technologies. By creating a bridge between both sectors, CommerceBlock is opening a whole new avenue for the overall development of the global financial infrastructure. The partnership also coincides with new developments, being brought about by CME Group and its planned Bitcoin exchange-traded instruments.

CG Blockchain

ComplianceGuard offers pension fund investors the tools they need to make sure that hedge fund managers do not change transaction or data. CG Blockchain combines an unalterable blockchain transaction trail with ongoing compliance monitoring to decrease the risk of hedge fund fraud at the same time protect the reputation of pension fund managers. In the current world of high measures of scrutiny and regulations, pension fund investors need accurate transaction records that can be verified as well as the compliance data from the funds they invest in. The blockchain will permanently record hedge fund compliance on a distributed ledger.

FUNDStore

FUNDStore enables users and pension fund providers to manage all stages of the transactions and interactions through the platform. It is designed in a way that all information, user funds, and user details are controlled by the client, meaning that at no point does CommerceBlock or CG Blockchain have access to this data. CG Blockchain partnering with CommerceBlock now seeks to increase hedge fund accountability and transparency of the transactions. It aims at delivering security to pension fund investors t...

07:59

Simple Grounding Tips for the Highly-Sensitive Among Us. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Empaths will always be vulnerable to toxic energies, which are capable of penetrating our own energy field and causing us harm, so it is essential to be

07:53

Scientist Captures Incredible Video of CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 

Using a technique called high-speed atomic-force microscopy, Japanese researcher Osamu Nureki has managed to show CRISPR-Cas9 editing DNA in real-time. In a new paper published in Nature, Nureki outlines how he and his team were able to capture the astonishing footage.

While it may appear grainy and pixelated, its important to keep in mind the amazingness of what were seeing: a single-molecule...

07:50

This is Why I Left my TV News Job. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I sat there numb, my eyes darting back and forth between them, and my camera man was about to roll on capturing their very personal grief so we could

07:49

Sick Puppies Found All Alone Knew They Could Never Be Apart "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The man hardly had enough money to take care of himself. But when he found two very sick puppies a few months ago, he did everything he could to help them.

The man, who goes by the name Gamaliel, had found Snow and Shylah while he was out feeding stray cats in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico.

Credit: Souls of Satos

He is a big cat feeder in Puerto Rico, Chelsey Williams, founder of Souls of Satos, a dog rescue group based in Dorado, Puerto Rico, told The Dodo. On his feeding route, he saw these two puppies. They were little at the time maybe 7 or 8 weeks old. They were by themselves and in horrible condition.

Gamaliel scooped up Snow and Shylah and took them home with him.

Credit: Souls of Satos

He actually tried to treat them himself for the first couple of weeks, Williams said. Hes really poor and he had no means to get them to the vet. He was doing the best he could.

But when Snow and Shylah went from bad to worse, Gamaliel reached out to Williams, who had helped him with rescue animals before. Williams agreed to take the puppies and get them to a vet, and Gamaliel found a way to drive them to her, even though she lived about two hours away.

Credit: Souls of Satos

The puppies had a severe case of demodex mange, a skin condition caused by parasites that burrow into the skin.

It was one of the worst cases of skin conditions that Ive ever seen, Williams said. They were broken, scared and not feeling well....

07:47

Coming Soon: Black Snake Killaz "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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Coming soon (see trailer below)!
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Black Snake Killaz is a feature-length documentary film about the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. This film explores actions taken by water protectors to stop the construction of the oil pipeline and highlights actions taken by law enforcement, military, and corporate mercenaries to quell the months-long protest. Black Snake Killaz timelines the historical events that unfolded in Standing Rock throughout 2016 and brings you the raw experience from many frontline actions to protect the water. Although the Dakota Access Pipeline is completed, the impact of the movement will be long-lasting. As fossil fuel extraction projects continue to impact some of the most vulnerable communities throughout the United States of America, the importance of the water protectors story grows.

Watch the trailer below until the online premiere!

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07:45

Dell Subsidiary Considers Blockchain Use in Data Transfers "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In a new patent application, Dell subsidiary VMWare outlines how it could integrate a blockchain into a proposed cloud-based data transfer service.

07:43

Out in the early morning with Marina Hansen. I picked up some film for a camera today and thought about the summer I took this photo. Interesting to feel how some seasons in life are more creative then others. "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Out in the early morning with Marina Hansen. I picked up some film for a camera today and thought about the summer I took this photo. Interesting to feel how some seasons in life are more creative then others.
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07:42

Alternative Infection Prevention and Treatment "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Before we get into the subject of prevention and alternative treatments of infections, I think it is necessary to say that I have no formal medical training. This information is meant to help you see what options are there during an extreme situation or for minor infections that do not require major antibiotics. This is. . . Read More

07:40

Crews cleaning up Keystone Pipeline leak in Marshall County "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Crews cleaning up Keystone Pipeline leak in Marshall County: Brian Walsh with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources tells KSFY News they were alerted to the leak at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning by TransCanada.

The leak was in the Keystone Pipeline located in an agricultural area in Marshall County. There have been no reports of the oil entering any waterways or water systems at this time.

Walsh said 5,000 barrels of oil have leaked, and at 42 gallons a barrel, that totals 210,000 gallons of oil.

07:38

Trump Administration Lifts Ban On African Elephant Trophies "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Trump administration officially supports trophy hunting, and is repealing an Obama era ban on the import of African elephant trophies. In a reprehensible move the Trump administration endorses trophy hunting and will reverse an Obama era policy prohibiting bringing to the United States the heads of elephants killed in two African countries. Newsweek reports: []

07:38

Out in the early morning with Marina Hansen. I picked up some film for a camera today and thought about the summer I took this photo. Interesting to feel how some seasons in life are more creative then others. "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Out in the early morning with Marina Hansen. I picked up some film for a camera today and thought about the summer I took this photo. Interesting to feel how some seasons in life are more creative then others.
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07:33

Out in the early morning with Marina Hansen. I picked up some film for a camera today and thought about the summer I took this photo. Interesting to feel how some seasons in life are more creative then others. "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Out in the early morning with Marina Hansen. I picked up some film for a camera today and thought about the summer I took this photo. Interesting to feel how some seasons in life are more creative then others.
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07:32

Psilocybin has distinct effects on social cognition by enhancing emotional empathy. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2017 Sep 1 ;20(9):747-757. PMID: 28637246 Abstract Title:  Effect of Psilocybin on Empathy and Moral Decision-Making. Abstract:  Background: Impaired empathic abilities lead to severe negative social consequences and influence the development and treatment of several psychiatric disorders. Furthermore, empathy has been shown to play a crucial role in moral and prosocial behavior. Although the serotonin system has been implicated in modulating empathy and moral behavior, the relative contribution of the various serotonin receptor subtypes is still unknown.Methods: We investigated the acute effect of psilocybin (0.215 mg/kg p.o.) in healthy human subjects on different facets of empathy and hypothetical moral decision-making using the multifaceted empathy test (n=32) and the moral dilemma task (n=24).Results: Psilocybin significantly increased emotional, but not cognitive empathy compared with placebo, and the increase in implicit emotional empathy was significantly associated with psilocybin-induced changed meaning of percepts. In contrast, moral decision-making remained unaffected by psilocybin.Conclusions: These findings provide first evidence that psilocybin has distinct effects on social cognition by enhancing emotional empathy but not moral behavior. Furthermore, together with previous findings, psilocybin appears to promote emotional empathy presumably via activation of serotonin 2A/1A receptors, suggesting that targeting serotonin 2A/1A receptors has implications for potential treatment of dysfunctional social cognition.

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07:27

Lama Zaioor // A Black Death Plague Outbreak is Devastating Madagascar Affinity Magazine "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

A Black Death Plague Outbreak is Devastating Madagascar Affinity Magazine: Officials have been going to extreme measures to contain the outbreak. Medical staff equipped with anti-bacterial chemicals are treating suspected plague victims. Dr Ashok Chopra, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas, urges immediate action as, If the treatment is not given in a very short period of time these people will end up dying.

This years outbreak is especially frightening because not only does it include the bubonic strain, which spreads from mosquito bites, but also the pneumonic strain, which is the most contagious, making it the deadliest, as it is passed on between people through coughing, sneezing and spitting.

The plague threatens to ravage the rest of Madagascar, as relatives of the victims refuse to part with the bodies. Police are having to seize the bodies to place them in a sealed bag and bury them in a common grave, which goes against Madagascan culture for burying the dead.

07:25

Response plan for missing Indigenous women and girls being developed in Fort St. John, B.C. "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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People in Fort St. John march for Sisters in Spirit, a group for missing and murdered Indigenous women organized by Connie Greyeyes. (Fort St. John Sisters in Spirit/Facebook)

Plan comes after to Amnesty International report documenting problems in northeast B.C.

By Andrew Kurjata, CBC News, Nov 15, 2017

The Fort St. John Womens Resource Society is developing a plan aimed at improving community response when Indigenous women and girls go missing in northeast B.C.

The plan is a direct response to a 2016 Amnesty International report documenting the risks Indigenous women and girls face in northeast B.C., and Fort St. John in particular.

Sylvia Lane, the Resource Societys poverty law advocate, said the vi...

07:24

What Happens when we Love ourselves First. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We dont think and act this way because were selfish. We feel like this because weve spent so much time building a very strong and powerful

07:22

Surprise! Holding a Camera to Your Face is Not Good in a Car Crash "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Who wouldve guessed it? Holding a camera up to your face during a car crash can be quite hazardous to your health. New research by the University of Southern California and the International Cinematographer Guild has shed new light on the dangers posed by cameras in free driving situations.

Free driving is a practice that cinematographers use when filming in a moving car. Camera operators will typically have their cameras shoulder mounted in the passenger seat with this setup, if a crash were to occur, the airbags pose a significant risk.

The same goes for stills photographers, as a DSLR being punched through the air by an airbag at 200 mph is not a good thing at all.

This is a very dynamic event when the airbag deploys, said Dr. Cynthia Bir, Director of the Center for Trauma, Violence & Injury Prevention. Its going to send that object on all different types of trajectories. Exactly where the camera would end up is completely random.

The camera itself can create further impacts on both the passenger and the driver as it is randomly thrown around the vehicle in the event of a crash.

Many vehicles now come with sensors in the seats to determine how much force an airbag should be deployed with. In such cases, the added weight of a camera will cause the airbag to deploy with greater force.

Anything unsecured in a vehicle, including a handheld camera, will act as a projectile when propelled by an exploding airbag, said the ICG. Always request that the camera be mounted and secured rather than handheld, as a handheld camera creates a much greater risk to everyone in the vehicle.

Next time youre shooting in a moving vehicle, think about the safety of both yourself and others in the car with you.

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07:17

Ease Arthritis, Inflammation & Joint Pain by changing your Diet. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Fiber supports healthy cholesterol, feeds our microbiome, stabilizes blood sugar levels, escorts toxic bile to the toilet, and keeps the bowels running smoothly. It safeguards your colon, liver, and gallbladder. It supports the growth of beneficial gut bacteria---and as the study mentioned above showed, it can also reduce knee pain from arthritis!

07:15

A Beginners Guide to Claiming Your Bitcoin Gold (and Selling It) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Claim your Bitcoin Gold

This is a re-write of A Beginners Guide to Claiming Your Bitcoin Cash (and Selling It). Please note: Everything in this article is just advice based on our best understanding of the current situation.

Bitcoin Gold (also referred to as Bgold, and trading under the ticker BTG) launched November 12, 2017. Since the Bitcoin blockchain technically forked on Bitcoin block 491407, anyone who held bitcoin (BTC) on October 24, 2017 should have an equivalent amount of BTG attributed to their Bitcoin private keys.

In our beginners guide to surviving the Bgold and SegWit2x forks, we explained how to secure your private keys so you could be sure to access your BTG and B2X. The B2X fork has since been suspended by the leaders of that project, however, and it currently seems very unlikely to happen in any serious way.

As such, this follow-up article explains how you can claim (and potentially use) your BTG only your BTG.

Be Careful

Good news: Bitcoin Gold enforces strong replay protection. This means you cant accidentally spend your BTC when you mean to spend BTG or vice versa.

As such, if you dont care about BTG at all right now, you dont need to do a thing. You can just keep using bitcoin as you always have. If you ever change your mind...

07:13

3D-Printed Invention Produces 2 Liters of Drinking Water Each Hour out of Thin Air "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Did you know? By 2025, an estimated 1.8 billion people will live in areas where water scarcity is prevalent. This is concerning, but fortunately, not unsolvable. In fact, a 22-year-old Indian entrepreneur has already presented a solution. 

Jawwad Patel, an engineering student, has developed an invention that converts atmospheric moisture into potable drinking water. In other words, it pulls water from the air to produce drinkable water within a short period of time.

Perhaps most notable is the fact that the device dubbed the Dewdrop was 3D-printed. Tech Story reports that the invention sucks in air using a fan, filters dust, and then condenses moisture using the Thomson and Peltier effect to produce mineralized water. The water is then stored for drinking. When the container is emptied, it begins the process once again.

Because the Dewdrop weighs approximately two pounds, it is easy to carry wherever you go. It is powered by a 12V 6000 man Li-ion battery and can produce about 1.86 liters per hour of potable drinking water. In the desert, the 3D-printed invention can generate 1.2 liters per hour.

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07:06

Hasselblad Launches Its Own Rent a Hasselblad Service "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Hasselblad has just launched its own in-house Rent a Hasselblad service, allowing photographers to shoot with the brands medium-format cameras for much, much less than the thousands it costs to actually own it.

The service has been designed to make life a little easier for those on the fence about investing in a Hasselblad camera kit. By being able to rent the camera and accompanying lenses for a shoot, Hasselblad is offering users a chance to try before they buy at reasonable rates.

Should you rent a camera and then decide you wish to purchase one (provided it is within 14 days of your rental) you can have the rental fee go toward the purchase cost.

At the moment the service only works with the Hasselblad X1D-50c medium format mirrorless camera, but the company is already looking to include other models.

A Hasselblad X1D-50c currently costs $9,000 to buy and compatible Hasselblad lenses also cost four-figure sums. For example, the XCD 90mm f/3.2 retails for $3,200.

Owning a Hasselblad medium format camera system is a significant investment even for a successful high-paid photographer, says Bronius Rudnickas, Hasselblad Marketing Manager. Consequently, many professional photographers and enthusiasts havent had the opportunity to see what theyre able to create with Hasselblads medium format technology.

The Rent a Hasselblad program is designed to change that and were looking forward to seeing what photographers are able to produce having easier access to ou...

07:06

Four Ways to Find your Calling. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

What I gleaned from bouncing back from a life of substance abuse and degradation that music seemed to afford me, into a life of spiritually minded recovery, supplied me with a host of

07:06

Shikonin has been suggested as a good candidate for the induction of cell death in ER+ breast cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2017 Sep 19. Epub 2017 Sep 19. PMID: 28933271 Abstract Title:  Targeting cell necroptosis and apoptosis induced by Shikonin via receptor interacting protein kinases in estrogen receptor positive breast cancer cell line, MCF-7. Abstract:  Recognition of a new therapeutic agent may activate an alternative programmed cell death for the treatment of breast cancer. Here, it has been tried to evaluate the effects of Shikonin, a naphthoquinone derivative of Lithospermum erythrorhizon, on the induction of necroptosis and apoptosis mediated by RIPK1-RIPK3 in the ER+ breast cancer cell line, MCF-7. In the current study, cell death modalities, cell cycle patterns, RIPK1 and RIPK3 expressions, caspase-3 and caspase-8 activities, reactive oxygen species and mitochondrial membrane potential have been evaluated in the Shikonin-treated MCF-7 cells. Necroptosis and apoptosis have been occurred by Shikonin, with a significant increase in RIPK1 and RIPK3 expressions, although necroptosis was the major rout in MCF-7 cells. Shikonin significantly increased the percentage of the cells in sub-G1 and also those in the later stages of cell cycle, which represents an increase in necroptosis and apoptosis. Under caspase inhibition by Z-VAD-FMK, Shikonin has stimulated necroptosis, which could be arrested by Nec-1. An increase in ROS levels and a decrease in the mitochondrial membrane potential have also been observed. On the basis of present findings, Shikonin has been suggested as a good candidate for the induction of cell death in ER+ breast cancer, although further investigations are required.

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07:00

If Elected To The Senate Judge Roy Moore Will Be A Stain On The Republican Party "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Nonsense, he will fit right in with the rest of the rightwing skidmarks.

07:00

A Porn Star And Rapper Coolio: Presidential Hopefuls For 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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A porn star and the rapper Coolio are two of the so-far presidential hopefuls to run against Donald Trump in 2020.  And both say their campaign has what it takes to beat the sitting president.

When Donald Trump won the election last year, porn star Cherie DeVille (whos running alongside rapper Coolio) says she sobbed. I didnt cry because I hated [Trump] specifically, I cried because of what I felt that meant for the direction our country was going in. Like many liberals who saw their world crumble because of Trumps election, DeVille found herself melting down. But then she decided to do something about it.

DeVille, whos starred in such videos as A$$ Planet and Hot Tub Hottie, says she was inspired to run for office out of her personal frustration for the current political climate. The porn star then, ironically, went into full blown hypocrite mode. Were voting for people as if were on a reality television show, and my concern is if we continue to purely vote for celebrities, or political figures, or the most entertaining, theyre not always going to be quality politicians, DeVille told ITK on Tuesday. So vote for the porn star! Thatll fix it!

The 39-year-old porn star said she was (surprise, surprise) going to run as a Democrat. If our criteria now for becoming a political official is minor celebrity, I have that, says DeVille, who boasts 190,000 Twitter followers. I feel like I can be potentially what Im feeling the American people for better or for worse want, which is interesting news, scandalous news, you know, not boring political news.

But at the same time [I can] do what the American people really need, she continues, which is having a person with integrity, and having someone listen to the people, and actually care about America in public office.

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A Porn Star And Rapper Coolio: Presidential Hopefuls For 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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A porn star and the rapper Coolio are two of the so-far presidential hopefuls to run against Donald Trump in 2020.  And both say their campaign has what it takes to beat the sitting president.

When Donald Trump won the election last year, porn star Cherie DeVille (whos running alongside rapper Coolio) says she sobbed. I didnt cry because I hated [Trump] specifically, I cried because of what I felt that meant for the direction our country was going in. Like many liberals who saw their world crumble because of Trumps election, DeVille found herself melting down. But then she decided to do something about it.

DeVille, whos starred in such videos as A$$ Planet and Hot Tub Hottie, says she was inspired to run for office out of her personal frustration for the current political climate. The porn star then, ironically, went into full blown hypocrite mode. Were voting for people as if were on a reality television show, and my concern is if we continue to purely vote for celebrities, or political figures, or the most entertaining, theyre not always going to be quality politicians, DeVille told ITK on Tuesday. So vote for the porn star! Thatll fix it!

The 39-year-old porn star said she was (surprise, surprise) going to run as a Democrat. If our criteria now for becoming a political official is minor celebrity, I have that, says DeVille, who boasts 190,000 Twitter followers. I feel like I can be potentially what Im feeling the American people for better or for worse want, which is interesting news, scandalous news, you know, not boring political news.

But at the same time [I can] do what the American people really need, she continues, which is having a person with integrity, and having someone listen to the people, and actually care about America in public office.

According to The Hill, DeVille (whose campaign slogan is Make America F Awesome Again) says a lot of people giggle when they learn that Gangsta...

06:56

Shikonin induced the recovery of tissue repair and motor function after spinal cord injury. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Cell Physiol Biochem. 2017 ;43(2):481-491. Epub 2017 Sep 20. PMID: 28934735 Abstract Title:  Effect of Shikonin on Spinal Cord Injury in Rats Via Regulation of HMGB1/TLR4/NF-kB Signaling Pathway. Abstract:  BACKGROUND/AIMS: Shikonin, a compound extracted from Zicao, has been demonstrated to hold anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor activities in various diseases and it has been shown to protect human organs from injuries. However, the effect of shikonin on the recovery of spinal cord injury (SCI) remains unknown. This study was designed to estimate the potential therapeutic effect and underlying mechanism of shikonin on SCI in vivo.METHODS: In the study, we used HE staining, ELISA assay, transfection assay, TUNEL assay, real time PCR and Western blot to detect the effects of shikonin on spinal cord injury in rats.RESULTS: we showed that shikonin could promote the recovery of motor function and tissue repair after SCI treatment in rats SCI model. Moreover, we demonstrated that shikonin inhibited the spinal cord edema in SCI model of rats. According to further investigation, shikonin induced the reduction of inflammatory response through decreasing the expression levels of HMGB1, TLR4 and NF-B after SCI injury. In addition, we also found that shikonin could suppress the apoptosis and expression of caspase-3 protein in SCI model of rats.CONCLUSION: Our results demonstrated that shikonin induced the recovery of tissue repair and motor function via inactivation of HMGB1/TLR4/NF-B signaling pathway in SCI model of rats. Meanwhile, shikonin regulated the inflammation response in SCI by suppressing the HMGB1/TLR4/NF-B signaling pathway. The described mechanism sheds novel light on molecular signaling pathway in spinal cord injury and secondary injury including inflammatory response.

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06:55

Join Colossal and DonorsChoose.org in Filling Classrooms in Need with Art Supplies "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Whether youre an established professional working with a top gallery, a weekend tinkerer, or a student tackling personal projects, here at Colossal we believe that your creativity enriches our world. The incredible range of art created by artists of all ages, from all backgrounds, all over the planet, is the lifeblood of our publication. Thats why, in this season of giving and receiving, Colossal is excited to partner with DonorsChoose.org to help support young artists.

DonorsChoose.org is a New York-based nonprofit that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you. 

Weve selected a range of art-focused projects from around the U.S., including requests for basic art supplies as well as specific needs for exploring particular techniques and materials. Each project page lets you know about the teacher and students who benefit from our collective support; how and why the supplies will be used; and includes a specific breakdown of every item and expense on the classrooms wish list. Or, simply make a donation at the top of the page and your donation will be automatically distributed.

Why do todays students need our support? While many students in the US are fortunate to receive arts education, 17% of elementary school students receive no instruction in visual arts, and 96% of students receive no instruction in theater. And schools with higher rates of students in poverty are less likely to provide arts education (...

06:53

Welcome to the Golden PAge "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A friend of mine has put together quite the collection of art. He has a tremendous talent not only for geometry and math, but for aesthetics and composition. Rich owns the Facebook page called Welcome to the Golden PAge. I encourage you to check it out. There are some real gems in there. He also makes short films, which I feel are way under-viewed for how cool they are. Ive compiled some of my favorite pieces here. You might have seen some of his art floating around the internet and werent sure who made it.  Now you know. I hope you

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06:53

How to be a Girl who never stops Finding Herself. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Maybe Ill hit the road and never stop, my address rolling on four wheels. Ill grow my hair long and wear long skirts and take on odd jobs as I bounce from town to town. Maybe Ill dedicate my life to

06:53

Techniques for Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Dr. Joseph MercolaMindfulness, meditation, and other relaxation techniques can help you live your life more fully present in the moment, heighten your spiritual awareness, and well-being, and simply help you feel more relaxed and positive.
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06:47

Study Proves Sugar Is Responsible for Remarkable Rate of Disease "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Refined sugar was not consumed on a daily basis until the past 100 years. Before that, it was a treat afforded only by the very rich as sugar cane was a difficult crop to grow. In the past 100 years, rates of obesityheart diseaseType 2 diabetes and numerous other chronic diseases have skyrocketed.

When sugar and tobacco were introduced by Native Americans to Europeans as they began to settle America, the average life span was relatively short. [1] This meant health consequences from sugar and tobacco were easily buried in the myriad of other life challenges the early settlers faced.

As early as the 1920s, research documented the damage sugar does to your body. To this day, tobacco continues to be a leading a cause of premature death. [2] Unfortunately, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call tobacco the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., that title may well belong to sugar. Yet people who would never consider smoking may have little concern over the amount of sugar and starch eaten each day.

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06:45

Over 1 Million People Follow This Photographer for His Stunning B&W Photos "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Jason M Peterson - Black and White Photography Instagram

The alluring black and white photography of Jason M. Peterson, a craft honed daily over the last 25 years, has garnered the Chicago-based photographer an unparalleled following. With 1 million followers on Instagrama number usually reserved for celebrities (or food accounts)his moody, artistic work captures the soul of every scene he shoots.

As the Chief Creative Officer for Havas North America, Peterson's work in advertising has certainly impacted his photography, perfectly his ability to tell a story and evoke emotion through monochromatic imagery. Or, perhaps it's his photographya passion that began at 13that helped push him toward the visual storytelling world of advertising. Though he's been a photographer for most of his life, it's only in the past 5 years that he's shared his work with a wide public audience.

One look at his Instagram feed and it's clear why so many people follow his photographic journey. Crisp and clear, he works with shadows, angles, and lines to draw out unique forms within his composition. As comfortable in the city as he is in nature, his ability to balance a scene shines through whether shooting aerial photographs or capturing the energy of a concert. And though black and white photography is what he's known for, Peterson doesn't necessarily define himself by that choice.

To me, my photos arent about black and white at all, Peterson shares with My Modern Met. I am trying to capture human emotion, make the viewer feel something. Black and white helps focus on that emotioncolor is one less thing to be in the way of seeing the feeling.

And if he can stimulate his fans to step away from the screen, look around and notice the small things in their surroundings, he's accomplished his goal.

Photographer Jason M. Peterson has been taking pictures for over 25 years, but just started sharing his work widely in the past five due to the rise of social media.

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06:43

Shikonin enhances Adriamycin antitumor effects in A549 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Oncol Lett. 2017 Oct ;14(4):4270-4276. Epub 2017 Aug 2. PMID: 28943938 Abstract Title:  Shikonin enhances Adriamycin antitumor effects by inhibiting efflux pumps in A549 cells. Abstract:  Shikonin (SHK) is a natural naphthoquinone pigment isolated from Lithospermum erythrorhizon, that has been reported to suppress the growth of a number of cancer cell types. Adriamycin (AD) is typically used as an effective anticancer agent; however, it has the propensity to induce drug resistance. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of SHK alone and in combination with AD on lung adenocarcinoma cells and the underlying molecular mechanisms of their effects. Colony formation, MTT and propidium iodide staining assays demonstrated that the co-treatment of A549 cells with SHK and AD significantly decreased cell viability and potently induced apoptosis. The mitochondrial membrane potential was assessed using 5,5', 6,6'-tetrachloro-1,1',3,3'-tetraethyl-benzimidazolylcarbocyanine iodide staining and fluorescence microscopy. Cells co-treated with SHK and AD exhibited marked mitochondrial membrane damage. In addition, co-treatment with SHK and AD significantly reduced ATP levels in A549 cells compared with the control. Western blot analysis revealed that SHK enhanced the antitumor effects of AD by inhibiting the expression of ATP-binding cassette transporters. These results suggest that the inhibition of glycolysis could be an effective approach for lung cancer treatment. Therefore, SHK has the potential to be used as an anticancer agent in the treatment of lung adenocarcinoma, and thus warrants further investigation and development.

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06:42

Mugabe "IndyWatch Feed Comics"


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06:41

Claim: groundwater depletion releases significant carbon dioxide "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

From the AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION and the giant sucking sound department: Groundwater depletion could be significant source of atmospheric carbon dioxide WASHINGTON D.C. Humans may be adding large amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by using groundwater faster than it is replenished, according to new research. This process, known as groundwater depletion, releases

06:38

#MassArrests - Understand The Context of the 1,183 Sealed Indictments "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


Source - Ascension With Earth

by Enerchi, November 15th, 2017 

Thanks to TruthEarth.Org for pointing the way to this article on VOAT........

PG RELATED BECAUSE THE MORE SEALED INDICTMENTS THERE ARE, THE MORE LIKELY THEY ARE BRINGING DOWN A LARGE SCALE ORGANIZED CRIME UNIT. THE LARGER THE ORGANIZED CRIME UNIT, THE MORE LIKELY IT IS RELATED TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
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06:35

The London Temple of Mithras is now open to the public "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

LONDON An ancient temple to Mithras in the heart of the city of London was re-opened this month after a significant amount of renovation.

The original temple was built in 240 A.D. by the Romans in order to honor the Middle Eastern god Mithras, who was popular among soldiers. It was not the only Mithraeum built in the UK; others include the Carrawburgh Mithraeum dated to the 3rd century Mithraeum,the Rudchester MIthraem on Hadrians Wall,  and the Caernarfon Mithraeum in Wales, which was featured in the Merlin series of novels written by Mary Stewart.

Temple of Mithras dig 1954 Robert Hitchman (c) MOLA

These temples, like the one in London, were all situated underground.

In 2010, the Bloomberg company opened its new European headquarters on the very site on which the original London Mithraeum had once been.

That building lies over one of Londons lost rivers, the Walbrook, which marked the limits of the Roman settlement nearly 2,000 years ago. As the town increased in size and importance, the banks of the Walbrook were reclaimed, and Roman London became not only a major port of trade but a successful economic center with a population of around 30,000 people.

Parts of these walls survived in an area which corresponds roughly to the Square Mile of the City of London and it still exists as Londons center of commerce today.

The Mithraeum itself was discovered in 1954 after the Second World War had ended and the effects of the Blitz were still being felt. Although there was substantial interest in the temple, the sites preservation did not take priority. It was moved to a new location in order to allow for new office construction at the Walbrook location.

When, in the last stages of the archeological investigation, the stone head of a beautiful young man was found, thousands queued to see it. However,  Britain was still recovering from the effects of the war, and there were comparatively little resources available to treat the temple properly.

However, Prime Minister Winston Churchill prevented the Legal and General insurance company from destroying the walls, which were kept in a builders yard until 1962.The gods head and other artifacts were sent to the Museum of London. The wooden benches discovered at the site, which could have told future archaeologists more about the temple, were reportedly discarded.

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06:33

Photo of Android Gets a Top Prize in Prestigious Portrait Contest "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

One of the worlds prestigious international portrait photography competitions has sparked a conversation about the nature of portrait photography after it awarded a top prize to a photo that doesnt even show an actual human being: the portrait is of an android.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in the UK calls itself the leading international photographic portrait competition and says its mission is celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography.

This years winners were selected from 5,717 entries and were just announced this week. First place (and the 15,000 prize) was awarded to photographer Csar Dezfuli for his portrait of a migrant rescued in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast.

But the 3rd place photo is also attracting quite a bit of attention. Captured by Finnish photographer Maija Tammi, it shows a Japanese android (i.e. a robot designed to look like a human) named Erica.

06:27

Shikonin induces apoptosis and G0/G1 phase arrest of gallbladder cancer cells. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Oncol Rep. 2017 Dec ;38(6):3473-3480. Epub 2017 Oct 17. PMID: 29039581 Abstract Title:  Shikonin induces apoptosis and G0/G1 phase arrest of gallbladder cancer cells via the JNK signaling pathway. Abstract:  Shikonin, a natural product isolated from the roots of Lithospermum erythrorhizon, is considered to have antitumor effects. Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is a prevalent biliary tract malignancy with few curative therapeutic stragegies and poor prognosis. In the present study, we detected the effects of shikonin on GBC cells as well as the underlying molecular mechanisms. The results demonstrated that GBC cell proliferation was inhibited by shikonin as determined by MTT and colony formation assays. Flow cytometry results demonstrated that shikonin treatment enhanced apoptosis and promoted G0/G1 phase arrest in the GBC cells. Western blot assay showed that shikonin induced mitochondrial-dependent apoptosis via the JNK signaling pathway. Moreover, shikonin suppressed tumor growth in mice bearing GBC-derived xenografts in a dosedependent manner without side-effects. These results revealed that shikonin exhibits anticancer effects on GBC cells by inducing apoptosis and regulating the cell cycle. Taken together, shikonin may be a novel and safe chemotherapeutic agent for the treatment of GBC.

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06:21

Mattias Adolfssons Wildly Intricate Sketchbook and Doodle Artworks "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Like a mad hybrid of Wheres Waldo meets Dr. Seusswith healthy doses of absurdity and science fictionSwedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson (previously) fills his sketchbooks and canvases edge to edge with his manically dense drawings of well, just about anything you can imagine. Around the framework of a known destination such as a small village or the interior of a church, the artist populates nearly every square inch with bands of unruly characters, Rube Goldberg-esque contraptions, and overly complex spacesuits. The purpose of everything seems to be a mystery, but the time spent trying to understand it all is always rewarding, a first-glance view can turn into minutes of exploration as each piece slowly unravels like a story.

Adolfsson is as meticulous in the documentation and sharing of his work as the subject matter itself. You can follow his process and peek inside numerous sketchbooks on his website, where you can also find many of his drawings gathered into a series of books. He also shares prints and a few original watercolor works in his Etsy shop.

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06:18

Charlene Muhammad // Native Americans explain why "Thanksgiving"holiday is celebration of genocide "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Native Americans explain why "Thanksgiving"holiday is celebration of genocide: President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving an official U.S. holiday in 1863 but Ms. Munro said the holiday in reality has bloody roots. It was an official day was proclaimed in colonial times to give thanks that a militia had returned safely from massacring more than 700 Pequots, she said. Many of victims were elders, women and children, Ms. Munro said.

That is part of why every year, her organization holds a National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Mass., to honor Native ancestors and current struggles of Native people. This year marks the 42nd gathering.

Native Americans have the highest rate of suicide in the U.S. at 16.25 per 100,000 for 2002-2006 per the Centers for Disease Control, she noted. Millions upon millions of Native Americans have died in European-perpetrated genocide, just as Africans did. And the root of Americas wealth really is in the theft of indigenous land, the genocide of Native people, and the enslavement of Black men and women, Ms. Munro continued.

06:12

Weather Terrorists Control The Climate "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

hhrt1Dane Wigington GeoengineeringWatch.org Climate engineering is nothing short of weather and biological warfare. Not only are our skies being constantly saturated with highly toxic climate engineering elements, extremely powerful and harmful radio frequency / microwave transmissions are being utilized to manipulate these materials (and thus, the weather / climate). How can we know for certain that

06:09

15,000 Scientists From Across the Globe Have Sent Out a Warning to Humanity "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Another Warning to Humanity has been issued by scientists across the globe. Will this one be heard?

We as a species are facing a number of threats that it seems are not being taken as seriously as they should be. Our planet as a whole could literally face disaster if we dont make BIG changes. Thousands of scientists are working to do their best to bring to the light the stature of these issues. In this Warning to Humanity, they go over things like population growth, deforestation, species extinction, loss of access to clean water, climate change and more. We are failing TERRIBLY at resolving these issues.

The letter goes as follows:

Humanity is now being given a second notice, as illustrated by these alarming trends (figure 1). We are jeopardizing our future by not reining in our intense but geographically and demographically uneven material consumption and by not perceiving continued rapid population growth as a primary driver behind many ecological and even societal threats (Crist et al. 2017). By failing to adequately limit population growth, reassess the role of an economy rooted in growth, reduce greenhouse gases, incentivize renewable energy, protect habitat, restore ecosystems, curb pollution, halt defaunation, and constrain invasive alien species, humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere.

As most political leaders respond to pressure, scientists, media influencers, and lay citizens must insist that their governments take immediate action as a moral imperative to current and future generations of human and other life. With a groundswell of organized grassroots efforts, dogged opposition can be overcome and political leaders compelled to do the right thing. It is also time to re-examine and change our individual behaviors, including limiting our own reproduction (ideally to replacement level at most) and drastically diminishing our per capita consumption of fossil fuels, meat, and other resources.

The rapid global decline in ozone-depleting substances shows that we can make positive change when we act decisively. We have also made advancements in reducing extreme poverty and hunger (www.worldbank.org). Other notable progress (which does not yet show up in the global data sets in figure 1) include the rapid decline in fertility r...

06:09

NEW YORK: WHAT THEY ARE NOT TELLING YOU "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on the events in New York City with reactions from U.S President Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and the general left-right paradigm.

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06:06

Mid-Century Modern Dining Table and Chairs "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Finally! Mid-century modern dining table and chairs have entered our space! We moved into this house on Elm street two years ago, and a new table has been a significant need. I wrote a couple of posts a while back about my hunt for the perfect mid-century modern dining tables and chairs. Im so thrilled with READ MORE

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05:59

A win! Buffer zones around CA schools "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Rural school bus

After years of pressure from communities across California, the state's Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) finally took action last week to protect schoolchildren from agricultural pesticide exposure.  While not all that we'd hoped for, state officials announced new rules that establish a buffer zone for agricultural pesticides around public schools and daycare centers.

Among other safeguards, the policy prohibits the most drift-prone application methods on fields within a quarter-mile of schools between the weekday hours of 6am and 6pm. Growers will also now be required to provide an annual list of pesticides they plan to use near schools. And there are additional restrictions on fumigant pesticides, which cant be used within a 36-hour period before a school day.

These are the first statewide buffers of this kind in the country, and we are very thankful to all the persistent and brave community members who stepped up to keep pressure on the state to make this happen. Communities in Californias agricultural regions are most frequently exposed to agricultural pesticides, and the work continues to ensure that workers, families and children are fully protected from these chemicals. PAN and our allies will stand by their sides through this ongoing effort.

Good, but not good enough

While the new rules are an important step, they...

05:41

New Hampshire Institute of Art Announces Social Borders as Its MFA Winter Residency Theme "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Mark Dion, Aviary (courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York)

The New Hampshire Institute of Arts (NHIA) low residency MFA program features semi-annual residencies organized around a theme. This January, the theme will be Borders.

Residency themes are designed to be viewed from multiple perspectives. In this case, students will engage with a faculty panel around the issue of social borders, a subject thats particularly relevant given current climate around gender and race.

They will also take part in a hands-on collaborative project that will prompt questions about how borders are created and how they are torn down. This interdisciplinary work connects students and faculty across degrees, and complements students immersion in presentations, workshops, and critiques in their individual programs in Writing, Photography, and the Visual Arts.

The residency will feature two special guests:

  • On January 7th, visiting writer, Francisco Cant, will offer a reading from his forthcoming book The Line Becomes a River (Riverhead Books, 2018), in which Cant explores his experience as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent.
  • On January 9th, artist Mark Dion will offer a presentation. Dions work challenges entrenched ways of thinking about art. He appropriates scientific methods of collecting and organizing that dissolve the borders between disciplines.

Stay tuned: in June, our theme will be Food!

The deadline for applying to the MFA program this winter is December 1st, 2017.

Want to learn more? Call us at (603) 836-2588, email us at GradAdmissions@nhia.edu, or attend our MFA Residency Visit Day on January 13, 2018.

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05:40

Bitcoin Nears $7,900 to Hit New All-Time High "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The price of bitcoin is spiking, climbing above $7,700 for first time since Nov. 8.

05:40

Blockchain Startup Solution for Enterprise Application Interoperability Challenge "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain startup solves enterprise application interoperability challenge with high-performance public-private Blockchain.

05:35

Meet the Croydon Wizard a man who dresses as Gandalf and gets onto public transport using a wand "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

This clipping reaches Poke HQ and excites us muchly theres a man been spotted in Croydon, dressed as a wizard who has a magic wand that gets him onto public transport:

Ok, the magic wand is a modified oyster card in a wand, but still!

And heres the lovely mans photo hooray!

And doesnt this lend itself to puns?

You shall not (bus) pass writes @Seanjonesqc.

One does not simply walk into Morden says @Anywhereelse.

And finally

Have a look on google for Croydon Wizard. Theres quite a few things about him online. notes @Alisonpalmer79.

Source: Twitter/@eliistender10

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05:32

Bad River Tribe Condemns Wisconsin DOJ Statement About Tribal Teens Death & Excessive Police Force "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Jason Ike Pero, killed by Ashland County sheriffs deputy.

Published November 16, 2017

ODANAH, WISCONSIN The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Ojibwe (Bad River Tribe) is requesting the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice to open a criminal civil rights and civil police misconduct investigation into an incident of excessive force by the Ashland County Sheriffs Office, which resulted in the tragic death of 14-year-old Jason Ike Pero.

This call to open an investigation came yesterday, Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The announcement was made through an press release distributed by the tribe.

In addition, the Bad River Tribe is disputing the Wisconsin Department of Justice news release issued this past Saturday, November 11, 2017, relating to the tragedy, which happened shortly before noon on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

In the release published by Native News Online on Saturday eveining, Jason, a tribal citizen of the Bad River Tribe, is portrayed as being a troubled young man that acted in a violent manner towards the deputy.

The press release reads, in part:

On Saturday November 11, 2017, the Department of Justice Communications Office released a press release in regard to the preliminary findings for the death of Jason Pero. In their statement, the DOJ attempts to describe Jason as being a troubled young man that acted in a violent manner towards the deputy. The Bad River Tribal Council does not agree with this recent press release, nor the excessive use of force on a minor child.

This police brutality has to end, its an epidemic in our country and against all Native Americans, said Holly Gauthier, mother of Jason Pero. Now our family is counted among them. Many of these killings are unlawful and are not properly prosecuted. Our laws about prosecuting unlawful...

05:32

A View from the Easel "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The 102nd installment of a series in which artists send in a photo and a description of their workspace. Want to take part? Submit your studio just check out the submission guidelines.

Anne Marchands studio in Washington, DC (image courtesy the artist)

Anne Marchand, Washington, DC (site)

My studio space is in an old Victorian townhouse. The floor to ceiling windows let in lots of morning light. I have track lighting around areas that dont get much direct sunlight. I like to have a clean slate when I begin a new series. This view of the studio has finished abstract paintings and a work in progress on the floor. Since my process is spontaneous and active, paint goes everywhere. I typically use acrylic paints on canvas with cardboard barriers to protect the floor and rug underneath. At the end of a painting day, I arrange all my materials and supplies so I can have a fresh start when I return. All of my studio furniture has wheels and can be reconfigured for different projects. Ive just added a couple more rolling carts with tops so I can work on smaller pieces. My paints are stored in plastic containers on the metal shelves and my other resource materials are stacked into old cigar boxes that I use as bins and store them under the table. I love coming in and seeing all the vibrant colors waiting for discovery. Its a kickstart to begin the creative process once again.

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05:25

US Scientists Made a Genetically Modified Human Embryo "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

US Scientists Made a Genetically Modified Human Embryo | genetically-modified-human | General Health GMOs Medical & Health Science & Technology Sleuth Journal Special Interests

By The Daily Sheeple

This is the first confirmed case of the gene editing of human embryos in the US and it gets scientists one step closer to the ability to create genetically engineered humans. Researchers in Portland, Oregon have used a powerful gene editing tool called CRISPR to create genetically modified human embryos, MIT Technology Review reported in an exclusive.

CRISPR, which is often compared to the cut-and-paste function on a word processor, is a powerful and comparatively new genetic engineering technique that allows scientists to make specific, targeted changes to the DNA of a plant, animal, or human. Its relatively cheap and easy to use and has the potential to cure a wide range of diseases, such as muscular dystrophy or HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). But scientists seem to be using it to create designer humans and animals instead leading to ethics questions.

In 2015, Chinese scientists used CRISPR to make muscled beagles. But even beyond the often-stated fear that gene editing will lead to a world of designer babies and genetic have-nots, CRISPR is still new and may have consequences...

05:20

Survey: Bitcoin Investors Won't Sell Until Price Nears $200k "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

New survey data highlights the ideological and economic factors driving some investors to purchase bitcoin.

05:18

Polaroids Insta-Share Printer Turns the Moto Z Into an Instant Camera "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Motorola has just announced a new Moto Mod for its Moto Z smartphones: the Polaroid Insta-Share Printer. The printer attaches directly to the back of the smartphone, allowing users to print photos straight from their phones as fun instant photos.

The printer uses ZINK photo paper, resulting in 23-inch smudge-proof photos. Each print has an adhesive back that can be exposed by peeling off the paper covering, allowing the photos to be stuck anywhere and everywhere.

Before printing, youre able to customize your photos using filters, borders, and text. In addition to photos captured on your smartphone itself, you can also print from Facebook, Instagram, and Google Photos.

This 15-second commercial shows how the Polaroid Insta-Share printer works:

The Polaroid Insta-Share Printer is available for $200 as a pre-order from the...

05:16

This familys solution when their kid drew on the wall was funny and rather brilliant "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Next time you have a child or lets face it, a fully grown adult draw on your wall, try this.

This is the problem.

And this is the solution.

In close-up.

Interrupted House. We see what they did there.

And someone took it very seriously indeed.

...

05:10

Married Christian Lawmaker Resigns After Same-Sex Office Affair "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Christian hypocrisy: Anti-gay, family values lawmaker resigns after being caught engaging in an inappropriate sexual affair with a man in his office. Ohio state Representative Wes Goodman, a married, anti-gay, anti-abortion, conservative Christian lawmaker who promoted natural marriage has announced his resignation from the Ohio House of Representatives over allegations of  an inappropriate sexual affair with []

05:02

This Rally Car Crash Was Captured by a 360-Degree Camera "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Daniel M-W of Gloucester, England, was at the Wyedean Rally this past weekend when one of the rally cars crashed right in front of him. His Ricoh Theta V 4K spherical VR camera was recording, so he captured the whole incident as a 360-degree interactive video.

This format lets you witness what unfolded in different parts of the scene, from the details of the crash in one direction to the reaction of the fans in the other.

Toyota crashes on stage, occupants walked away fine, Daniel writes. Well done to first respondents who handled the scene very well to get the occupants out as quickly and safely as possible.

05:00

An Unexplained Light Flash Over Phoenix Was Captured On Security Cameras "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

phoenixflash

A bright flash ripped across Phoenix, Arizonas night sky last night, terrifying residents. The mysterious flash was caught on security cameras as concerned onlookers watched.

The remarkable bright object was spotted by numerous people in the area, with reports streaming in from Arizona and the surrounding states, including California, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico.  

Subtle would be far from the correct way to describe that bright flash of light streaking downward. But, based on the fact that it is falling from the sky, scientists say that it was more than likely nothing more than a big hunk of space junk burning up in the atmosphere.

But that didnt stop people from taking to social media to share their experiences with the world. Something BRILLIANT just flew across the Phoenix sky around 8:30 this evening! the City of Phoenix, AZ tweeted last night. Check out what our Phoenix City Cam Captured! Look to the right of this screen.

According to the American Meteor Society, this week alone has several sources of meteoric activity, leading to fireball sightings all around the world. In the span of just ten hours between November 14 and 15, t...

An Unexplained Light Flash Over Phoenix Was Captured On Security Cameras "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

phoenixflash

A bright flash ripped across Phoenix, Arizonas night sky last night, terrifying residents. The mysterious flash was caught on security cameras as concerned onlookers watched.

The remarkable bright object was spotted by numerous people in the area, with reports streaming in from Arizona and the surrounding states, including California, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico.  

Subtle would be far from the correct way to describe that bright flash of light streaking downward. But, based on the fact that it is falling from the sky, scientists say that it was more than likely nothing more than a big hunk of space junk burning up in the atmosphere.

But that didnt stop people from taking to social media to share their experiences with the world. Something BRILLIANT just flew across the Phoenix sky around 8:30 this evening! the City of Phoenix, AZ tweeted last night. Check out what our Phoenix City Cam Captured! Look to the right of this screen.

According to the American Meteor Society, this week alone has several sources of meteoric activity, leading to fireball sightings all around the world. In the span of just ten hours between November 1...

05:00

89-Year-Old Photographer Pokes Fun at Herself in Silly Self-Portraits "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Kimiko Nishimoto Self Portrait

Learning something new can be challenging, but sometimes, it can take you places youd never imagine. Kimiko Nishimoto was 72 years old when she picked up a camera, and its transformed her life over the past 17 years. Now at 89, she's enjoying wide-spread attention for her creative self-portrait photography.

Nishimoto pokes fun at herself through her bizarre compositions. While many people are concerned with finding their most flattering angles and wearing stylish outfits, Nishimoto chooses to dress up in strange costumes and place herself in situations that are amusingly self-deprecatinglike hanging from a clothesline, being struck with a shovel, and run over by a car. The exaggerated images make you smile as well as commend Nishimoto for her willingness to be silly. Thanks to a camera and photo manipulation software, she has found her creative bliss.

Nishimoto has teamed up with Epson on a month-long exhibition of her work. Her photos will be on view at the Epson Imaging Gallery in Tokyo from December 15th, 2017, through January 18th, 2018.

At 89 years old, Kimiko Nishimoto expresses her silly side through creative self-portrait photography.

Kimiko Nishimoto Self Portrait...

05:00

Catalonia: A Cry for Understanding and Recognition "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Photo from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9k0yb4dtoQ   By JLIA MONTA Via OpenDemocracy.net   On the 2nd of November, a Spanish judge sent the Catalan vice-president Oriol Junqueras and seven cabinet ministers to prison without bail, using an outdated penal code from Spains Francoist regime. Extradition warrants... Read More

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05:00

First possible Leica CL specs "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

A bird from the Leica Camera Forum spilled out the possible Leica CL specs Name will probably be CL. 1/8000 mechanical shutter. Same EVF as the Typ 020, but without GPS. Leaked photos are the actual camera. Appears to be a tandem (my word

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04:56

Trying to stay calm while your partner flirts with someone else "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

No animals were hurt in the making of this video.

Well, that escalated quickly.

Source

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04:56

This was a page in my fat yellow brick of a book that came out... "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



This was a page in my fat yellow brick of a book that came out almost a year to the day. Let everyones stuff be noisy over there, thats fine, keep doing your thing etc. 

04:53

Bitcoin Cash Might Soon Be Worth 1/10 of Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

he cryptocurrency market was shaken this weekend by a potential flippening - the BCH skyrocketed to its all-time high, just as BTC has dipped below $6,000. By Thursday, however, both coins have returned to the previous trends.

04:51

Where to Draw the Line between Selfishness & Self-Love. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We are taught to take pride in sacrificing our own happiness before others'---to be selfless. Many of us have stopped ourselves from doing things that matter to us because of the fear of being perceived selfish. However, it is time for us re-define our understanding of selfishness and learn where to draw the line between selfishness and self-love.

04:50

Full Update | Benjamin Fulford -- November 13th 2017: Khazarian mob takedown: Hundreds of Saudi arrests followed by hundreds of U.S. arrests "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) Benjamin Fulford's report from November 13th, 2017 has been updated. Click here to read the full report. 

This post serves as a notice that the original has been updated. In the above link, scroll down to where it says:

[Below is the remaining portion of Fulford's update this week]

The Japanese government instituted a my number system that gives a unique number to each citizen recently to force out money that was hidden in multiple bank accounts under different names. This managed to weasel out 1 trillion yen or $8.8 billion which was handed over to the Americans when Trump visited, this source says. This is big money by ordinary peoples (or governments) standards, but a far cry from what the U.S. Corporation needs to carry on as usual.
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04:49

The Russian Billionaire Behind Christies Controversial $450M Leonardo "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Russian billionaire Dmitry E. Rybolovlev, whose family trust sold the painting, as Leonardo da Vincis Salvator Mundi (c.1500)(image by Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic)

Last night, Christies auction house sold Salvator Mundi, which it claims is the last painting by Leonardo da Vinci in private hands, for an astounding, record-setting $400M (the final price was over $450M with fees). The sale was controversial for a couple of reasons: that mind-numbing number itself, but also the fact that there are a lot of questions and serious doubts about the paintings authenticity, restoration, and provenance.

One can therefore be forgiven for initially overlooking another elephant in the room the identity of the seller. When theres this much money involved, though, it usually pays to follow it, and here the money leads directly back to the Russian billionaire Dmitry E. Rybolovlev. Rybolovlevs family trust sold the painting, through Christies, to an undisclosed buyer, but if his name sounds familiar for other reasons, that might be because in 2008 he paid (through a company he controlled) $95M to buy a Palm Beach mansion from Donald Trump. Or it could be that hes also known for allegedly using his art collection to shield money from his wife, a bitter conflict brought to light in the Panama P...

04:45

Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres What We Want To See Tonight "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

On our coverage of the bitcoin price earlier this morning, we noted that we were hoping to see quite a lot of volatility during the session today. When we get volatility, it gives us an opportunity to get into the markets as the key levels we set up in advance of our strategy execution get breached and in turn our entries get signaled. What we also like to see, however, outside of just volatility, is some momentum post-breakout. What that means is that we like to see price signal an entry but then subsequently continue to run in the direction of the break.

As it turns out, we did manage to get some of the type of action we were looking for. Things moved pretty fast early on and were able to jump in quickly as and when our position got signaled.

Were about to close out the session in Europe and move into the US session this evening. With any luck, well see a continuation of the action weve seen today, moving forward. If it doesnt happen, its not too big of a deal we can trade intrarange if we dont see any sustained momentum but it would be a bonus if it does.

So, lets get our levels in place so that we can be ready if and when things move. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand. Its a one-minute candlestick chart and its got our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session comes in as defined by support to the downside at 7424 and resistance to the upside at 7515.

If we see a close below support, well jump in short towards 7380. Conversely, a close above resistance will have us in towards 7585.

Lets see how things play out.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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04:42

Guatemala "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Guatemala jamie Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:42

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04:41

Is The SB277 Vaccine Law Causing LA Schools Numbers To Drop? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

Attendance in the Los Angeles Unified School District is dropping by relatively dramatic numbers and some are suggesting the reason is the SB 277 law recently passed in California removing exemptions to vaccines for all school children.

School districts are, as one might suspect, more worried about how this reduction affects the bottom line.

As Mike Szymanski of LA School Report writes,

LA Unifieds enrollment is dropping even faster than the district projected.

There are 12,604 fewer students than last year, a 2.51 percent decline, last months official head count showed. The district had anticipated only a 2.1 percent drop.

The difference means there will be $17 million less in the 2018-19 budget, and an additional $18 million less in the 2019-20 budget, according to a superintendents reportto be presented to the school board...

04:40

Watch Classical Music Come to Life in Artfully Animated Scores: Stravinsky, Debussy, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart & More "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Stephen Malinowski has cultivated his own patch of YouTube ground over the years with the Music Animation Machine, slowly scrolling visual representations of classical music. The videos, like the one above, use shape and color to interpret pitch, duration, and more recently dynamics and intervals in a hypnotic style that references both Oskar Fischinger and Guitar Hero.

Personally, Ive been a fan for years and watched his style evolve from the basics of a piano roll scroll to these much more complex animations, just as smalin (his YouTube name) has gone from working with solo piano works to the density of Beethovens symphony scores or the chaos of Stravinskys Rite of Spring.

Many music lovers who are not musicians but understand enough about composition will often follow a printed score when listening to classical music; I would suggest that this is one better than the traditional notation, as smalins method makes individual instruments in a quartet easy to follow; or show the interplay between left and right hands in a Debussy piece; or lay out in visual terms the variations on a theme or pattern (especially in Bach). For those who love but dont get classical music, these videos are a step towards clarity.

The Music Animation Machine started long before the Internet. Malinowski (a graduate of my alma maters SBCC and UCSB!) dates the beginning to 1982, and the...

04:36

KPMG Joins The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain gains another major win in adoption, as KPMG joins the WSBA, becoming the first of the big four auditing companies to participate in Blockchain growth.

04:31

Sean Hannity Slams Roy Moore, Wikileaks Espionage In The DMs? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

We Are Change

In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on Sean Hannity slamming Roy Moore, WikiLeaks personal dms being released with Donald Trump Jr, the latest scandal news with George Takei, Juss Apatow, Rose McGowan, as well as George H.W Bush, plus a lot more.

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04:28

Practice Safe Signing "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Are you holding some cryptocurrency secured by a paper wallet in a safe deposit box? Good for you! Thats an excellent way to keep it safe.

But then your currency splits. Last week that piece of paper was worth 100 FooCoins, and this week it is worth 100 FooCoins and 100 BarCoins.

If you think one side of the split is a terrible idea, doomed to fail, you might be tempted to go get your paper wallet, sweep the coins into a wallet that supports the bad coin, and move them to an exchange to cash out (or maybe buy more of the good coin).

Great! I dont give investment advice. But I will encourage you to sweep the good coins, first, and move them to a new wallet. Dont be lazy and just write BadCoins swept Nov 11, 2017 on the paper wallet and put it back in the vault.

Why?

Because sooner or later I think somebody will create a BadCoin (or a wallet) with a transaction signature algorithm designed to leak your private keys in the signature data that is broadcast to the world. A NewCoin will launch starting with the ledger of an OldCoin and a spiffy new signature scheme for full replay protection or to be more quantum resistant or to be more scalable or with 150% more cowbell. OldCoin holders will rush to sell it to get some free money and a week or three later theyll lose much more than they gained as their OldCoins are spent out from under them.

Unless you have the technical ability to audit the code yourself for subliminal signature channels, every time you use your private key(s) to sign a transaction or message, you are implicitly trusting the software (or hardware) developers even if you jump through hoops and sign transactions offline.

So go ahead and dump those BadCoins but if there is a chance the BadCoin developers are sophisticated and evil, move your GoodCoins first.

04:25

New Video Highlights the Advocates Fighting Bomb Trains in Baltimore "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Local residents and advocates have been fighting explosive crude oil trains in Baltimore since 2014. From stopping a new crude oil terminal in 2015 to introducing a landmark piece of legislation zoning out all new and expanded crude oil terminals just last month, activists have made great strides in the fight to protect the city from bomb trains.

Watch the short documentary below to learn more about our campaign to stop bomb trains in Baltimore! The video was made by Travis Edwards in conjunction with our partners at Clean Water Action and features South Baltimore community leaders Rodette Jones, Ann Robinson, and Keisha Allen. Check it out! And after you watch, contact your Baltimore City Councilmember and urge them to support the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition!

04:23

Trouble on the Island of Happiness and Human Rights Concerns for the Louvre Abu Dhabi "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A view of Saadiyat Island during the construction of the Louvre Abu Dhabi (image courtesy Hans Haacke and Gulf Labor Coalition)

On November 9, Swiss journalists Serge Enderlin and Jon Bjorgvinsson were filming migrant workers in Abu Dhabis public Mussafah market when they were arrested by local police. The journalists were in the United Arab Emirates to cover the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the working and living conditions of the countrys foreign laborers. Once arrested, the police blindfolded them, confiscated their equipment and held them for more than 50 hours, where they were interrogated for nine hours at a time and forced to sign confessions in Arabic before being deported to Switzerland.

We took the opportunity of the Louvre Abu Dhabi opening, and its huge impact in the French speaking world, to enquire again about the fate of the migrant workers who are building these countries, Enderlin told Hyperallergic in an email.

Migrant workers on Saadiyat Island (image courtesy Hans Haacke and Gulf Labor Coalition)

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened to the public on November 11, is the latest project to launch on Saadiyat Island, which translates from...

04:18

$16 Bln Payments App Square Integrates Bitcoin, Whats Next? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

3 mln active users of a payments app can now buy, sell and store Bitcoin seamlessly.

04:18

COP23: Trumps Delegation Calling for More Fossil Fuels Decried as Absurd "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

And we proudly stand up and tell you to Keep it in the ground, protesters sang out during a U.S.-sponsored event pushing fossil fuels at the UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany on Monday.(Photo: Twitter/@SustainUS)   Protesters interrupted... Read More

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04:15

Forking Hell: There are a Lot of Hard Forks Coming to Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

As with any big news in cryptocurrency, the calling off of Segwit2x, as the proposal had come to be referred to as, led to a lot of volatility in the markets. Firstly, the price of Bitcoin soared to all-time highs before topping out and starting to decline. Many alt-coins had a brief pump as money started to flood out of Bitcoins market cap. However, the biggest gainer from the chaos that ensued was undoubtedly Bitcoin Cash. From its price point of between $600 and $650 at the news of the Segwit2x fork being called off, it had surged to an alt-time high of over $2,300 on the early hours of Sunday morning. It has since settled to just over $1,000 at the time of writing.

Some are claiming it as a massive success story for Bitcoin Cash. However, its hard to tell how high the market cap of the original chain would be if the scaling debate had long been solved through consensus. Its therefore impossible to tell how much money would have entered or left various markets in the months since the BCH fork had it not taken place at all.

04:11

COP23 video: What needs to happen by COP24 to keep the Paris Agreement on track? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Carbon Brief has been talking to a range of people attending COP23, the latest annual round of international climate negotiations being held this year in Bonn, Germany.

A large proportion of the talks has been focused on making progress across a range of issues before the next COP, which is due to be held in Katowice, Poland.

These include finalising the format of the Talanoa dialogue, the new Fijian name for the collective stocktake (or facilitative dialogue) scheduled for 2018 to allow countries to assess their progress towards meeting the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Carbon Brief asked delegates what they thought needs to happen by COP24 to maintain the momentum of the Paris Agreement.

The video above contains the thoughts of

Lidy Nacpil, coordinator of the Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development: The rich countries must deliver on climate financereduce their use of fossil fuels. (0:00-1:17)

Joanna Read, UK Youth Climate Coalition: Everyone needs to step up and actually do the work on the ground. (1:18-2:12)

Rachel Cleetus, lead economist at the Union of Concerned Scientists climate and energy programme: Were still not seeing the ambition and neither are we seeing the level of finance required. (2:13-3:11)

Carlos Rittl, executive secretary of the Climate Observatory in Brazil: We need a good draft of the rulebook for the Paris Agreement and, also, with significant additional climate finance. It is critical to provide assurances to the most vulnerable countries. (3:12-4:19)

Li Shuo, senior climate and energy officer at Greenpeace China: Hopefully, some of the technical issue [on the Paris rulebook] can be concluded by this time next year in PolandAnd we need a robust arrangement for the [Talanoa dialogue]. (4:20- 5:44]

Jacqueline Amongin, representative for Uganda at the Pan African Parliament: It is important that climate change is a key priority at parliaments we should be addressing agriculture, water, migration, all issues. (5:45-6:53)

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, leader of the climate and energy practice at WWF International and the COP20 pre...

04:10

Make a DIY Automated Turntable for Product Photography "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Heres a 2-minute tutorial overview from Circuito that will show you how to make your own automated turntable for photography. With the ability to start, stop, and trigger the camera all by itself, this turntable is great for people looking for a streamlined product photo workflow.

The turntable allows you to set the number of angles you want captured of the item on the turntable, and then it will rotate and pause to take an image at each point (the build uses an infrared LED trigger for Canon cameras, but you can rework it for Nikon).

You can even use it for video, and the turntable will slow down smoothly for each angle youd like to focus on.

The turntable uses Arduino Uno as the chip that runs the show and a stepper motor for precise turntable movements. The main body of the device uses laser cut parts you can choose your own material for (they used white plexiglass).

While the video above provides a simple overview of the project, theres a detailed step-by-step tutorial available on the Circuito website.

04:05

$100 Bitcoin? Japan Post Bank's CIO Blasts 'Bubble' Value "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin's astonishing price rally this year continues to attract skeptics, including the CIO of Japan Post Bank.

04:00

The Last Time These 3 Ominous Signals Appeared Simultaneously Was Just Before The Last Financial Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse

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We have not seen a leadership reversal, a Hindenburg Omen and a Titanic Syndrome signal all appear simultaneously since just before the last financial crisis. Does this mean that a stock market crash is imminent? Not necessarily, but as I have been writing about quite a bit recently, the markets are certainly primed for one. On Wednesday, the Dow fell another 138 points, and that represented the largest single day decline that we have seen since September. Much more importantly, the downward trend that has been developing over the past week appears to be accelerating. Just take a look at this chart. Could we be right on the precipice of a major move to the downside?

John Hussman certainly seems to think so. He is the one that pointed out that we have not seen this sort of a threefold sell signal since just before the last financial crisis. The following comes from Business Insider

On Tuesday, the number of New York Stock Exchange companies setting new 52-week lows climbed above the number hitting new highs, representing a leadership reversal that Hussman says highlights the deterioration of market internals. Stocks also received confirmation of two bearish market-breadth readings known as the Hindenburg Omen and the Titanic Syndrome.

Hussman says these three readings havent occurred simultaneously since 2007, when the financial crisis was getting underway. It happened before that in 1999, right before the dot-com crash. Thats not very welcome company.

In fact, every time we have seen these three signals appear all at once there has been a market crash.

Will things be different this time?

We shall see.

If you are not familiar with a Hindenburg Omen or the Titanic Syndrome, here are a couple of...

04:00

Shop Tour: Moorea Seals New Space In Seattle, WA "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Moorea Seal is a Seattle shop owner, author, entrepreneur, and designer. This fall has been a big one for Moorea her second book was released and her shop got new digs. Were delighted to be offering a peek into the newly reopened and designed Moorea Seal (the shop), all of which is gorgeous, but were particularly smitten with the enviable dressing rooms! Mooreas business initially grew out of her massive Pinterest following; she began her online shop with the same style people had come to know her for from Pinterest, opened her brick-and-mortar shop (which is now in its new downtown Seattle location) and authored two books. Moorea describes her books, The 52 Lists Project series and Make Yourself At Home: I like to think of my books as beautiful objects that trick you into knowing yourself well, loving yourself on a deeper level, and tricking you into giving yourself therapy with your own internal wisdom. With so many titles personally, its no doubt that the shop Moorea Seal also has a myriad of offerings theres still the online site, the newest storefront, a jewelry line, desktop products, and over 150 handmade items curated from across the country. And since her shops beginnings, Moorea Seal has given 7% of all proceeds to non-profit groups (you can even shop by cause on their site).

When it came time for a new location after outgrowing the previous one, Moorea Seal teamed up with the design team at Flint, first with branding in the beginning of last year. That branding was then used as part of the inspiration behind the design of the new space. Flint wasnt just a good design match, Moorea and Tyler (one of the founders of Flint) have known each other since college. Brooke, the other founder of Flint, was a perfect fit, Moorea explains, Brooke was honestly the only person I could trust to bring to life the vision I had hoped for with our store. And...

04:00

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Izu Islands region, Japan "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.2 hit Izu Islands region, Japan at 09:43 UTC (18:43 JST) on November 16, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). USGS is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 71 km (44 miles), EMSC M5.8 at a...... Read more

A tranquilizer shortage is holding back rhino management plans in India "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Watching a rhino get tranquilized is indeed an experience to cherish. It is hard to imagine that such a powerful animal can become so vulnerable too, says Dharanidhar Boro, an officer on special duty at Manas National park, who has been working with greater one-horned rhinos in Indias Assam state since 1987. He describes the frenzy as more than 30 trained elephants circle a grazing rhino to try and contain it, and an official with a dart gun, riding atop one of the pachyderms, shoots a drug-laden syringe at the rhinos rump or neck. It takes eight to 10 minutes after the needle pierces the rhinos thick skin for the animal to go completely under; it takes off running at first, then staggers, before finally collapsing onto its chest or side. While the experience is no fun for the animal, tranquilization makes it possible to give rhinos veterinary care, affix radio collars to track them, or safely transfer them into crates for relocation. The most important element of the tranquilizing cocktail that allows conservationists to safely knock out a 2,000-plus-kilogram (4,400-pound) rhino is a semi-synthetic opioid known as Etorphine HCl. Etorphine HCl is by far the best available choice for rhino immobilization today, says Amit Sharma, coordinator of rhino conservation at WWF-India. Other large herbivores, [such] as elephants can still be tranquilized safely with other options, but nothing better works for rhinos. Indias stock of the drug, however, is alarmingly low. The states of Assam, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh,

04:00

10 Compelling Reasons Why the Vegas Shooting Has Disappeared from Headlines "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

10 Compelling Reasons Why the Vegas Shooting Has Disappeared from Headlines

Amidst numerous unanswered question, the Las Vegas mass-shooting has curiously faded from the headlines. Is this a deliberate silence?

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Las Vegas, NV With the 24/7 news cycle constantly in full swing, important stories at times get lost in the constant onslaught of non-stop information. The mainstream media gatekeepers essentially dictate what social and cultural memes are injected into the public consciousness, what topics are discussed, and which cases are given publicity and thoroughly investigated with journalistic rigor.

With such oligarchical control of the mass media the media gatekeepers of information decide what stories stay in the glare of the public spotlight, and which ones are allowed to fade from the headlines.

Without question, one would reasonably expect the most deadly mass shooting in recent American history, which took place in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, to maintain a strong presence in the headlines especially given the lack of answers surrounding the case.

The scant information released by investigators indicates that Stephen Paddock, 64, who by all accounts was independently wealthy and a Vegas high-roller, opened fire on a music festival from a 32nd-floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Casino.

The massacre left 58 dead and 546 injured, yet one and a half months later and there are still few answers even to the most basic of questions.

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03:58

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Life Philosophy "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



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I hope Heaven has a periscope to Hell, because humans are really only happy relative to other humans.

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Hey geeks-- if you're any kind of a wecomics fan, you're surely familiar with Kate Beaton. I consider her to be the highlight of my "generation" of cartoonists. A sister of hers is dealing with an aggressive form cancer and is getting to the point where few options remain, and what remains is liable to be quite expensive. They're running a fundraiser to make sure she can get the right treatment. Please give it a look if you have a moment.

03:54

3 Things That Happen When You Put Your Legs Up Against A Wall Every Day "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This article was written by  Julie Hambleton, B.Sc. Julie is the co-founder of The Taste Archives.  Some people can perform and learn new yoga positions with ease, and make it look effortless. Others, however, can find it quite intimidating or difficult to get started. If you belong to the second group of people but still... View Article

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03:53

Global Mind Energy Report: Impact of Mass Meditations MODERATE | November 16th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


by Justin Deschamps

The following report details the current state of geomagnetic activity and resulting effects on human consciousness, which can be used to guide one's activities in meditation, mass meditation, personal energy work, and self-mastery practices.
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03:51

Bank Admits Fiat Currencies Are Failing and Cryptocurrencies May Replace Them "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Bank Admits Fiat Currencies Are Failing and Cryptocurrencies May Replace Them


November 14, 2017 at 1:54 pm
Written by Shaun Bradley
http://theantimedia.org/bank-fiat-currency-cryptocurrencies/


(ANTIMEDIA)  As the transition towards a blockchain based economy continues, the established financial powers are desperately trying to stay relevant. In an attempt to boost their credibility, analysts at Deutsche Bank are finally admitting that state-run fiat currencies are becoming obsolete. For years, blockchain entrepreneurs and other critics of central banking have been branded either conspiracy theorists or criminals. But recently, those controversial opinions about the inevitable changes coming to the worlds financial system are being echoed by mainstream pundits.

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Deutsche Banks top strategist, Jim Reid, recently articulated a view on the economy that is shared by many but rarely talked about:

Central banks and governments which have dined out on the 35 year secular, structural decline in inflation are not able to prevent it rising as raising interest rates to suitable levels would risk serious economic contraction given the huge debt burden economies face. As such they are forced to prioritise low interest rates and nominal growth over inflation control which could herald in the beginning of the end of the global fiat currency system that begun with the abandonment of Bretton Woods back in 1971.

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03:50

Cryptocurrency Loans: Are They Loans for Tax Purposes? Expert Blog "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Mostly though, loans can be neutral from a tax viewpoint. How about loans in Bitcoin or other digital currency?

03:49

These Photos of Airplanes From Above Show Their Birth, Life, and Death "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Life Cycles is a new project by photographer Mike Kelley, who documented the creation, use, and destruction of airplanes through top-down photos captured from the sky.

The series reverses our usual perception of aviation and instead of photographing airplanes from the sky, the airplanes are on the ground, photographed from the air, Kelley tells PetaPixel. The vast majority of people are only able to experience aviation through crowded terminals and cramped airplane seats, which is rather unfortunate.

This elevated perspective both helps the viewer appreciate the complex infrastructure supporting air travel and visualize the aggregate of human knowledge and determination that allows us to effortlessly criss-cross the globe.

To shoot these three stages of an airplanes life cycle, Kelley chartered helicopter flights over a number of different locations. He visited the Boeing and Paine fields in Seattle to photograph airplanes being assembled, LAX airport to see active planes, and aircraft boneyards in southwestern deserts to find retired planes.

Birth

Life

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03:45

The Simpsons Family Home Reimagined in Different Architectural Styles "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The original Simpsons home, 742 Evergreen Terrace vs The Simpsons House IRL

Springfield's 742 Evergreen Terracethe suburban two-story detached residence thats home to The Simpsonsis possibly one of the most recognizable homes on TV. The home has hardly changed since first airing in 1989, and features a garage, basement, attic, and a large garden complete with a brown picket fence. By design, the fictional family home encapsulates the American suburban stereotype. But what ifin some bizarre alternate realitythe suburban stereotype as we know it had evolved into something quite different? Marketing agency NeoMam have provided the answer, following a recent commission by HomeAdvisor, in which they gave the Simpson family home a series of architectural makeovers.

NeoMam have reimagined the iconic abode in a diverse mix of styles including a curvaceous Art Deco domicile; a wooden log cabin; an angular contemporary home, with floor to ceiling windows; a colonial residence, that even Mr Burns would be impressed by; a Mediterranean villa featuring arched windows; a Victorian mansion; a Cape Cod dwelling, with a steeped roof; and even one in the style of Tudor Revival.

Regardless of the building style, youll see one thing that remains constant: Homer in the backyard throwing out a can of Duff.

This series reimagines Simpsons family home in a diverse range of architectural styles.

Simpsons Home Architecture Styles by NeoMam

Art Deco

Simpsons Home Architecture Styles by NeoMam

Tudor Revival

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03:40

Media Silent as a Record 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to End Govt Corruption "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Media Silent as a Record 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to End Govt Corruption


November 13, 2017
https://www.activistpost.com/2017/11/media-silent-record-1-million-protesters-march-spain-end-govt-corruption.html

By Rachel Blevins

Close to 1 million people took to the streets in Spain to call for the release of Catalan political prisonersbut this historic gathering has fallen in line with a series of unprecedented protests in Spain, which have been virtually ignored by the mainstream media.

Look at all the people here! The independence movement is still going strong, Pep Morales, a 63-year-old protester told reporters as he marched with Catalonias main grassroots independence groups and called for the release of their movements leaders from prison.

As a report from The Guardian noted in October, the Spanish government took control of Catalonia, dissolved its parliament and announced new elections after secessionist Catalan MPs voted to establish an independent republic. Then in November, a judge ordered eight members of the deposed Catalan government to be arrested pending charges for their involvement in the declaration of independence.

The blatant and ongoing corruption within Spains government has been both ignored and even justified by the mainstream media. As WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange noted, while the crowd of protesters reached nearly 1 million people, it was portrayed by the local media as an insignificant, regular protest.

Watch this video of last nights protest of around a million people calling for Spain to release Catalan political prisoners, Assange wrote. Then follow this link to see how this vast crowd was depicted on the front pages of Spains biggest newspapers.

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03:37

Before & After Inspiration: A Bakers Redone Rental "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

See the full Before & After here. Miriam Reeder is a baker and small business owner in Connecticut.

Inspiration List Notes: Each week we take our most popular home posts and provide sourcing notes with similar pieces that capture the look and style of the home. We provide actual source links when available. When the sources arent available or are thrifted, we provide links to similar pieces from a variety of shops big box, indie shops and second-hand resources. We also provide DIY instructions to achieve similar look on some items.

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03:37

Why is The Main Stream Media (MSM) and the Government absolving terrorists? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Another beautiful day. Another normal day. Another terrorist attack. Yes, this is a Health Care Newsletter, but some things just have to be said Opinion by Sharon Anshaw   Another Jihadist was allowed into the United States, not to become an American. Not to acclimate to our culture. He came to our country to sit Continue reading Why is The Main Stream Media (MSM) and the Government absolving terrorists?

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03:35

Christianity and its persecution of Apostates, Humanists, Pantheists, Deists, Atheists and others "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Until the Renaissance the Church was able, more or less, to enforce its monopoly of belief. But during the Renaissance, humanism flourished.

03:35

This womans partner is asking her to file bug reports to get the TV to work "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Over on Reddit theres a woman asking for relationship advice and it has just floored us you have to read this:

I [32F] am being forced by my husband [33 M] of 3 years to file bug reports??

My husband is an engineer, and weve been together for 3 years, and bought a house together last year. Hes always been a tinkerer and Ive been fine with it but lately it has gotten out of hand. It started with a smart lock. I dont know why I regular lock wasnt fine, we live in a safe neighbourhood, on the 7th floor in an apartment. I dont think Ive ever worried about a break in, but now I need to pull my phone out to unlock a door instead of my keys, and the app is buggy and crashing constantly. He keeps telling me how much better it is because we can remotely unlock our doors, but why would I ever need to do that? When the battery runs out I have to end up using a key anyway, so I dont get the point of this thing, but fine. I lived with it.

Next came the smart TV. It never worked. It was connected to some type of raspberry thing, constantly breaking down. Every time I would ask him for help he got frustrated with me, as if I had done something wrong? Ive since given up and just watch Netflix on my iPad (which he hates for some reason).

Next he installed smart lightbulbs in the house so we can set them using our phones. Except I have an iphone and he bought some brand that only works with Android and he has to spend hours manually configuring them all the time. I dont know why he didnt go with a brand that works with iphones but he said that he doesnt trust them. I told him as long as I can turn the lights off with the wall switch Im happy, but now those dont even work anymore. I am literally sitting at home in the dark, calling him so he can turn the lights on for me. He keeps telling me I should get an android so I can use the app but I dont want to lose my iphone.

Last week he told me that I cant call him anymore when Im having problems with the tech throughout the house, and I have to file a bug report on some git website. I told him I refuse to have to fill some online form just to get the lights working but he refuses to listen to me. I dont know what to do, Im at my wits end.

Ive tried reasoning with him, but hes convinced this is the better way. I dont know how much longer I can stay.


tl;dr: My husband has gone home-automation crazy and wont let me just turn the lights on with a sw...

03:31

Trump Administration Reverses Ban on Elephant Trophy Imports "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Campaigners condemn reversal, fear it will set back global efforts to stem the ivory trade

03:30

Osiris D3 Expands to Double the Size When Threatened "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CARLSBAD, Calif. Osiris announced a new model of their classic D3 skate shoe, which will expand to double its original size when threatened, company sources confirmed.

Fat, puffy, and bulbous skate shoe populations have been on a steady decline since the late 90s, said Osiris spokesperson Deborah Larson during Mondays release event. We feel confident the D3s built-in self-defense system can keep quantities in a more stabilized number within the skate shoe market. Besides, when they puff up, they look twice as cool.

To ensure the safety of itself and its owner, the shoe automatically intakes air when confronted with a threat such as a large stair set, handrail, or a security guard that takes their job too seriously.

I was bombing this hill the other day, and right when I got some gnarly speed wobbles, POOF! These things ballooned up to size 42 airbags. Saved my life, said prototype tester and professional skateboarder Jeremy Roberts. They also scared away a dude who tried to mug me at the ATM.

Roberts was later surprised to find the shoes have a tendency to increase in size to lure in potential sexual partners for the wearer.

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Later that night at a bar, I was talking to this girl, and all of a sudden, my shoes puffed up to an elaborate display of leather and rubber while letting out a quick burst of pheromones that had collected in the heel cup from my session earlier, said Roberts. It was no match for the guys wearing skinny, Vans slip-ons.

Hoping to get more D3s on the retail market, Osiris understands that the shoe does have its complications.

We are keenly aware that the D3 can contain a toxin deadly to humans if not skated properly, said Larson. We will work alongside foreign governments of nations where the D3 is considered a rare delicacy to ensure it is not unlawfully hunted for its delectable meat.

I mean foam, she allegedly added under her breath.

Quit what...

03:30

After attacking coconut oil as dangerous and pushing blood pressure drugs as the solution, American Heart Association president suffers a heart attack "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

After attacking coconut oil as dangerous and pushing blood pressure drugs as the solution, American Heart Association president suffers a heart attack

Image: After attacking coconut oil as dangerous and pushing blood pressure drugs as the solution, American Heart Association president suffers a heart attack

(Natural News) In what appears to be a clear case of irony, the president of the American Heart Association, John Warner, suffered what doctors say was a minor heart attack earlier this week after his organization advised Americans earlier this year to stop using butter in their foods and replace it with toxic, artery-clogging vegetable oils instead.

According to a published report on the AHA website, Warner himself a cardiologist (another irony) and CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in Dallas is in stable condition after doctors inserted a stent into a blocked artery.

John wanted to reinforce that this incident underscores the important message that he left us with in his presidential address yesterday  that much progress has been made, but much remains to be done. Cardiac events can still happen anytime and anywhere, said Nancy Brown, chief executive officer of the AHA.

In that talk, Warner told a Scientific Sessions meeting where he gave his presidential address that there were no old men in his family, and that is due largely to heart disease.

I know this is also true in far too many other families, not just in the U.S., but around the world. I believe the people in this room have the power and even the duty to change that. Together, we can make sure old men and old women are regular...

03:28

Crowdfunding 2.0 is Here and It Fixes the Gig Economy as Well "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

ICOs can raise funds but not always attract the right talent. Tokenza brings fundraising and freelancers together.

03:13

The Dirty Deep State "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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03:11

Developing Self Reliant Food Sources in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Developing Self Reliant Food Sources in 2018
Host: James Walton I Am Liberty Audio player below!

Last week I did a podcast on the fact that American was bleeding out. We are losing our personal liberty at an astounding rate. The tighter packed we are into suburban life the faster these freedoms are draining. It is my goal to set as many people as possible, myself included, on a course towards self reliance.

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03:10

RIPPLE XRP ON A RUN! "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

RIPPLE XRP ON A RUN! by Junius Maltby Steemit One Crypto I keep my eye on, and I actually moved into as I play is Ripple XRP. A friend, well call him J.B. has urged me to look at...

The post RIPPLE XRP ON A RUN! appeared first on The Daily Coin.

03:10

WHO asks dozens of journals to correct papers on diagnostic tool developed by former collaborators "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In one of the largest such requests weve ever heard of, the World Health Organization has asked 46 journals to correct articles that refer to a bone fracture risk diagnostic tool as developed or endorsed by the WHO. By WHOs count, the tool known as Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX), which has come under []

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03:09

How to Combat Mirror Shock Using a Cameras Mirror Delay "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

SLRs all suffer from the same problem: that mirror flapping up and down causes the camera to move at the time of exposure. Mirror shock is whats caused by the mirror itself and not the photographers ability to hold the camera still.

Some cameras allow you to program an extra delay on the mirror, and this goes a long way to getting rid of mirror shock.

Recently I was on a set and the photographer was using small HMI lamps with the Hasselblad H and IQ back. He was handholding the camera at 1/125 wide open and was getting what he referred to as camera shake. He tried upping the ISO, but on that particular back it started to introduce too much noise.

I suggested putting in some extra mirror delay, something it turns out he wasnt aware of. I dialed in 50ms of delay, he took another shot and suddenly everything was sharp!

This tip is very useful when doing macro work, using long telephoto lenses, or just shooting at slow shutter speeds.

Above is the difference between two exposures (both at 1/125 sec) on a Hasselblad H6X. On the left theres no mirror delay and on the right theres a 200ms delay. You can clearly see the higher peaks on the left and the lower (less vibration) more spread-out graph on the right.

So how do you program extra mirror delay on cameras? Heres what you do for a few popular models:

Hasselblad H4X, H5X, H6X

1. Go to the custom options menu.

2. Scroll through to number 30 (Extra mirror delay).

3. Select the delay youd like to add (anything over 100ms and you will really start to notice the delay) so start at 25ms and gradually increase

Canon 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark IV

1. Go to the mirror lock-up section of the menu.

2. Press Set.

3. If you choose the Press twice to shoot option the first time you press the shutter release it will lock up the mirror, the second time it will fire the shutter....

03:02

WV-DEP Side-Steps 401 Certification for Major Natural Gas Pipelines "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Secretary Capertons Letter to WVDEP Staff Regarding the Mountain Valley Pipeline (11/13/2017)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton sent the following letter to all staff this morning explaining the agencys decision on the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Good morning:

Theres been a lot of news coverage recently of the WVDEPs decision regarding the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Many of you have been asked questions by friends or family about exactly what this agency did, what we didnt do, and how we arrived at our decision.

Id like to explain how this agency is protecting water quality with its permits.

First, it is important to understand Section 401 Certifications and Section 404 permits. Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act allows states an opportunity to ensure federal permitting actions will comply with a states water quality standards. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issues Clean Water Act Section 404 stream crossing and wetland permits, allowing fill to be placed in streams and wetlands. This permit is not for upland activities. The USACE can issue either an individual 404 permit for a particular activity or a general permit known as a Nationwide Permit. Nationwide Permits are used for common activities like highway construction or utility line construction. The USACE reissues Nationwide Permits every 5 years and likewise states are given an opportunity to issue 401 Certifications for these permits every 5 years.

The timeline is important to understand WVDEPs actions. WVDEP issued a 401 individual water quality certification for the Mountain Valley Pipeline project on March 23, 2017.

That 401 Certification had several conditions to ensure that temporary impacts to West Virginias waters would be minimized, and mitigation would be provided for permanent impacts. Importantly, during the same period of time that the WVDEP was working on this MVP individual certification, it was also developing special conditions for the reissuance of the USACE nationwide permit. This permit is called the Nationwide 12 permit. It is typically used by the USACE for utility line construction (including pipeline stream crossings). The special conditions West Virginia included in it is certification on the newly reissued Nationwide 12 permit (in April 2017) largely mirrored the conditions that West Virginia had previously placed (in March 2017) on the MVPs 401 Individual Certification.

An appeal was filed on Aug. 15, 2017 against WVDEP in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, raising the issues of antidegradation, karst, and the response to public comments. The WVDEP vacated and remanded the 401 Certification to re-evaluate the complete application. During this re-...

03:01

New Jersey Bill Would Create Commission Empowered to Probe Deaths Related to Pregnancy and Childbirth "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Two New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a bill to overhaul how the state examines deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth, proposing one of the most sweeping maternal mortality review processes in the country.

Under the legislation introduced last week, hospitals and clinicians would face new requirements to report maternal deaths to state regulators, families would play a much greater role in understanding what happened, and the findings would be used to push for adoption of life-saving treatment protocols and other concrete policies to protect mothers and babies.

State Sen. Joseph Vitale said the legislation, S3452, was inspired by a ProPublica and NPR report on the case of Lauren Bloomstein, a neonatal nurse who worked at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey and who died there from childbirth complications in 2011.

The ProPublica-NPR piece, part of our Lost Mothers project on maternal deaths and near-misses, highlighted a number of systemic problems in the way hospitals throughout the U.S. handle obstetric emergencies and sometimes prioritize the health and safety of infants over the well-being of their mothers.

Other ProPublica pieces have described widespread inadequacies in how maternal deaths are monitored and investigated in New Jersey and elsewhere. The new bill would address many of those problems.

New Jerseys record on maternal health has long been mixed a 2010 report by Amnesty International ranked it 35th among the states for its rate of pregnancy-related deaths. According to the most recent data, black mothers in the state are five times likelier to die from maternal complications than white mothers are.

The state already has a maternal mortality review committee in place to analyze deaths that occur within a year of the end of pregnancy. But the panel has little authority, it doesnt assess the preventability of deaths, and its sporadic reports have had little impact.

Under the new bill, a 3...

03:00

Alaska Prepares For War With North Korea: Missiles Will Take Only 20 Minutes To Reach The State "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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The state of Alaska is preparing for a potential war with North Korea. The Alaskans are being urged not to evacuate, though should Kim Jong-Un launch a missile toward Alaska, it would only take 20 minutes to get there.

Emergency planners in Alaska have warned it will not attempt evacuations if a warhead is fired because time would not be on their side. Jeremy Zidek, from the states disaster planning team, will urge locals to find shelter rather than risk being caught in the open. He also urged families to have an emergency stash of food and water, flashlights and radios, and medical supplies including the anti-radiation pill Prussian Blue medication that lessens the radiological impacts on your body.

Tensions have escalated lately on the Korean peninsula after a series of missile tests in the hermit kingdom and propagandized media threats were made sentencing president Donald Trump to death. Tyrant Kim Jong-un has since threatened a nuclear holocaust and there are fears the regime will soon have a missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

Zidek admitted that the states defensive facilities could be picked for an attack. Alaska is home to Fort Greely, where the US has interceptor rockets designed to destroy incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The state also has missile defenses at the Pacific Spaceport Complex as well as radar warning systems at Clear...

Alaska Prepares For War With North Korea: Missiles Will Take Only 20 Minutes To Reach The State "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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The state of Alaska is preparing for a potential war with North Korea. The Alaskans are being urged not to evacuate, though should Kim Jong-Un launch a missile toward Alaska, it would only take 20 minutes to get there.

Emergency planners in Alaska have warned it will not attempt evacuations if a warhead is fired because time would not be on their side. Jeremy Zidek, from the states disaster planning team, will urge locals to find shelter rather than risk being caught in the open. He also urged families to have an emergency stash of food and water, flashlights and radios, and medical supplies including the anti-radiation pill Prussian Blue medication that lessens the radiological impacts on your body.

Tensions have escalated lately on the Korean peninsula after a series of missile tests in the hermit kingdom and propagandized media threats were made sentencing president Donald Trump to death. Tyrant Kim Jong-un has since threatened a nuclear holocaust and there are fears the regime will soon have a missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

Zidek admitted that the states defensive facilities could be picked for an attack. Alaska is home to Fort Greely, where the US has interceptor rockets designed to destroy incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The state also has missile defenses at the Pacific Spaceport Complex as well as radar warning systems at Clear Air Force Station.

We have the missile defense system here. We have missiles and radars in a number of different locations, Zidek said. Perhaps there would be some type of attack on those military facilities to try to hinder our abilit...

03:00

YouTube Stars Can Now Earn Brave's Browser Tokens "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The ad-blocking browser provides YouTubers with an alternative monetization strategy in a year of aggravation with the video site's ad-killing bots.

03:00

The U.S. Just Reversed A Major Ban On Elephant Tusks And Other 'Trophies' "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The U.S. government plans to reverse a 2014 ban that was passed to help save elephants from extinction, according to Safari Club International (SCI), a hunters' rights organization, which announced the news this week. ABC News then confirmed it with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Elephants are listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which makes importing trophies impossible. But there is a loophole: Importing trophies is legal if there is reason to believe that hunting and killing endangered animals can help boost conservation. Zimbabwe which is currently in the grips of a political crisis and is where Walter Palmer shot and killed Cecil the lion in an illegal hunt and Zambia both claim that wealthy trophy hunters from the U.S. could aid local conservation efforts. Lifting the ban would encourage hunters to come and kill the animals so many people around the world are rallying to save.

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"Lets be clear: Elephants are on the list of threatened species; the global community has rallied to stem the ivory trade; and now, the U.S. government is giving American trophy hunters the green light to kill them," Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), said. "What kind of message does it send to say to the world that poor Africans who are struggling to survive cannot kill elephants in order to use or sell their parts to make a living, but that its just fine for rich Americans to slay the beasts for their tusks to keep as trophies?"
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02:58

Your Career in the Art World Starts With Christies Education "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

If your career goal is to secure a professional role in the international art world, a Masters degree at Christies Education New York will provide you with the training, networks and experiences necessary to embark on your ambitions.

Studying at the heart of Christies auction house, you will have access to Christies specialists, hands-on encounters with works of art and behind-the-scenes insight into the commercial realities of the worlds leading art business. Our two degree programs provide complementary opportunities to begin your career. Both are intensive fifteen-month degrees taught by our experienced academic staff and a prestigious visiting faculty.

M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market has trained students to be effective art world professionals since 1998. This program emphasizes the importance of direct contact with original works of art, and explores the history of art and the art market. This interdisciplinary program provides an in-depth study of modern and contemporary art and the market from the mid-19th century to the present day. Alumni of the program work throughout the global art world.

M.A. Art, Law and Business provides an in-depth study of the relationships between art, law and business and how they influence the commercial art world. It combines rigorous academic coursework with hands-on practical training and workshops. Emphasizing practice over theory, the program introduces students to the foundational tools, skills and concepts of the art market, law and business.

Find out more about Christies Educations global programs of Masters degrees, continuing education and online courses at christies.edu.

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02:53

new research findings two "IndyWatch Feed Health"

DTP vaccine INCREASES the death rate by 5 to 10 times compared to unvaccinated children, study reveals


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02:48

Matereality: A Mesmerizing Short Film of Macro Magnetism Captured by Roman De Giuli "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

In this mesmerizing new short film, German filmmaker Roman De Giuli worked with magnets, iron filings, reflective pigment, and glitter to create this pulsing visual montage of magnetic special effects titled Matereality. Its amazing to think this was all done with practical effects and not CGI. Music by Son-J. (via The Awesomer)

02:44

Canon is Selling a USB Drive That Looks Like Its 1950s Rangefinder "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Want a beautiful USB drive to store or deliver some photos with? Check out this Canon USB flash drive. Its designed to look like a miniature replica of the Canon IV SB rangefinder camera that was sold in the 1950s.

The Canon IV was a rangefinder camera series that was compatible with Leica screw mount lenses, produced in the early- and mid-1950s before being replaced by the Canon V series.

Canons new USB drive measures 2.81.41.4 inches and faithfully mimics the look of the classic camera its made of metal and plastic and has 8GB of storage space.

The USB connector is retractable and slides out the side of the camera, and the miniature lens on the front of the camera can also be removed for realism.

This exclusive replica model honors the Canon IV SB rangefinder camera, Canon says. Simply plug it into your Mac or PC device to keep your items safe and secure.

A great collectable for the Canon Fan, Canons Australian online store states. Please note, this is not a functioning rangefinder.

Canon is selling this Canon IV USB drive exclusively through its online store for the hefty price of $80.

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02:37

California City Forces Church To Stop Feeding The Homeless "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: California City Forces Church To Stop Feeding The Homeless For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

As children, we were taught to abide by the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. As adults, we are now being instructed to not help people who are down on their luck. What changed? The question is relevant, as recently, the United Methodist Church in Malibu, was asked []

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02:36

Bega Valley. COMMENT: Greed, stupidity and mismanagement destroying Sapphire Coasts gems "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Tathra local Greg Otton spoke out at the recent council meeting against the fluoridation of the shires water supplies, but also what he sees is the destruction of the regions pristine natural gifts. An excerpt of an opinion piece he has submitted is below. Gregs views  do not necessarily represent those of Fairfax, but we put this forward as a topic for readers to discuss. 

There are so many precious gems that the Sapphire Coast provides us with. Especially the life giving pristine water supplies of the Kiah, Tantawangalo, Brogo Dam catchments and the Bega Aquifer. The many natural gifts of this area are all being destroyed, mismanaged or are under threat by the bureaucratic decisions usually in the name of the dollar, progress, growth or just pure greedy stupidity.

Let me list the gems I have personally seen decimated by humanitys greed, lust and plain stupidity. I lost over 50% of my oyster leases to siltation yet my voice went unheard, I was ridiculed by successive councillors of this shire.

I have worked for over 35 years in the once lucrative abalone industry. Worth at one time $35million to the Far South Coast. A line in the sand on Cape Howe divides a 22 tonne Victorian quota from a 2 tonne NSW quota, same water, same seasons, just different management.

The tuna industry was decimated in a few years by greed and mismanagement.

The timber industrys once thriving saw mills all but gone. The chip mill is in its death throws after destroying the south-east forests and silting up major rivers and coastal estuaries.

The famous Pambula river mouth surf break is all but gone due to development of its catchment.

The millions of dollars spent by the dairy industry on noxious weeds and pests within the shire.

The decimation of migrating birds from the other side of the world by foxes and cats along our local beaches.

How much do we pay for Bega Cheese with irrigation draining our rivers, nutrient runoff and toxic chemicals used by farming?

The 15km of gravel shire roads that are graded each day using dubious practices with limited siltation runoff protections.

The wanton development of coastal villages. Do they end in the next town or the next shire?

What is the exact purpose for the shark buoy in Merimbula bay? Does the government think this will really help the shark menace that is rapidly escalating along our coast?

More attacks will come just as I predicted and warned the swimmer that was taken in Tathra. Do not call her death the result of a three metre Bronze Whaler. It was an eight to nine metre Great White that killed...

02:35

The Creator Writings: Just Let Go "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

As frustrating as it is for you, it is time to let some things go.

02:33

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02:32

Human rights issues bite in fluoride test case, top court told "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A group fighting the fluoridation of drinking water supplies in court has argued tooth decay is not serious enough to warrant imposing it on a whole community. Ann Marie May reports.

Opponents of adding fluoride to water supplies say it breaches human rights to protect against unwanted medical treatment, a Supreme Court test case has been told.

Two small Taranaki towns, Waverley and P?tea, are at the centre of the case after the South Taranaki District Council decided to add fluoride to their water supplies.

?New Health New Zealand has taken on the council and the minister of health, and says fluoridating water supplies breaches the right to be able to refuse to undergo medical treatment.

New Healths lawyer, Mary Scholtens, QC, said about 48 per cent of New Zealands water was fluoridated at present, without proof that fluoride was effective against tooth decay.

The chemicals used to fluoridate water were byproducts of an industrial process, and could contain contaminants such as arsenic, mercury and lead. It was a different grade from fluoride in toothpaste, or pharmacy-only medicines fluoride tablets.

One of the points in the appeal was whether fluoride was a medicine, and whether adding it to a water supply would amount to medical treatment. Under the Bill of Rights, medical treatment can be refused, subject only to reasonable limits.

Scholtens said water supplies should not be fluoridated unless the law clearly authorised it. Currently the authority to fluoridate was reached by a complex process, including reference to a Privy Council decision in 1965.

This is medicating water, the drinking water is just the method by which the medicine is delivered, and nowhere is that authorised.

The emphasis should be on determining for ourselves what we did with our bodies, she said.

Tooth decay posed no risk to third parties and was a manageable risk to the individual, so it was for the council to show why the right to refuse medical treatment needed to be limited to add fluoride to the water supply.

It was not settled that fluoridating water was a safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay, Scholtens said. The jury is still out on that.

Another of New Healths lawyers, Lisa Hansen, said 500ml of water from a fluoridated supply gave the equivalent to a fluoride tablet that was a pharmacyonly medicine.

The case is due to finish on Friday.

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02:32

Just Label It We Have A Right To Know Whats In Our Food & Heres Why "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Everybody should be given the freedom of choice, regardless of whether they believe GMOs are harmful or not.

02:27

Meet You at the Intersection of Balance and Love "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Two questions the Company of Heaven asks Im just starting to get. (1) Is it of balance? (2) Is it of love?

02:25

AMEX Partners With Ripple For Blockchain Payments "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In a huge win for Ripple, the Blockchain-based startup has announced a partnership with American Express for its overseas payments.

02:25

Terry Crews Names Alleged Sexual Assaulter: I Will Not be Shamed "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Terry Crews publicly named for the first time the high-powered talent agent he claims groped him at an industry party and said he would not be shamed about the alleged assault.

02:19

Burton: Arguments made for both sides at public hearing on water fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Health"

BURTON People voiced strong opinions both for and against the fluoridation of water at a recent public hearing held at the Genesee County Drain Commissioners office (GCDC) Nov. 8. Drinking water at GCDCs newly built treatment plant connected to the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) pipeline has been test-treated, and GCDC plans to begin distribution of water to clients in the next several weeks. In order to cease the addition of fluoride in the water, there must be either a vote by the Genesee County Board of Commissioners or the passage of a referendum ballot question instructing GCDC to do so.

John OBrien, director of the water and waste division at the GCDC office, who was facilitator of the public hearing, said this would affect the communities which receive water from the water supply district: Flushing Township, the city of Flushing, Richfield Township, Flint Township, Burton, Davison Township, Swartz Creek and Grand Blanc Township, as well as 11 other municipalities.

Carol Lutey, director of pediatric dentistry at Mott Childrens Health Center, said they were seeing a huge increase in more aggressive tooth decay since Flint has not had a fluoridated water system, and very young children were being taken to the operating room because of the decay. She also said, as one who did not have benefits of fluoridated water, she experienced all types of large decay throughout her life.

Dr. Mark Fitzgerald, associate dean of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, quoted the surgeon generals report on public and oral health in America, saying there were reductions in dental caries (called cavities or decay) in communities with fluoridated water, with the reductions being as high as 40 percent.

More than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to the consequences of dental caries, Fitzgerald said. Pain and suffering due to untreated diseases lead to problems in eating, speaking and attention to learning. Lost time from dental problems in adults resulted annually in over a billion dollars of lost wages, and to have good health, a person needs healthy teeth.

Dr. Gerald Natzke, who practices medicine in Grand Blanc, said fluoride does not benefit the teeth unless it touches them. He added that most developed countries do not fluoridate their water, and these countries do not have any more tooth decay than the United States. He said many tissues in the body develop disease, and these are magnified by fluoride. He also said 40 percent of American teenagers show signs of overexposure to fluoride, which causes discoloration of the teeth.

Natzke, offering several statistics of dental decay in communities with fluoridated water, claimed fluoridation does not decrease tooth decay, but increases it. David Joyce, a Kung Fu ins...

02:17

Financial Tyranny: We the People Are the New Permanent Underclass in America "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. Frdric Bastiat, French economist

02:13

Over 1 Million Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

New reports reveal devastating impacts on consumers and farmers.

02:11

How to Photograph Star Trails: Heres a Beginners Guide "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Heres an 8-minute tutorial from Nature TTL and astrophotographer Matthew Saville about how to photograph star trails. Considered by some as the holy grail of astrophotography, this technique harnesses the rotation of the Earth for captivating images.

Photos like this can be created by those brave enough to stand in the cold throughout the night with their cameras pointed upwards:

Saville starts by reminding photographers not to use in-camera noise reduction for star trails or you might start seeing stars disappearing from the shot. If youre shooting in a cold environment, the temperature will reduce the amount of color noise youll see from a long exposure time.

Make sure you have a good battery too, as if you run out of juice during the shoot then youll see gaps in your trails while youre changing over and not shooting.

Saville also swears by using a higher ISO speed and a wider aperture. These are two factors which will give you brighter and more obvious stars in the shot.

Check out the full video above for more tips for photographing star trails, and subscribe to the Nature TTL channel for weekly nature photography tutorials.


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02:11

Objects Made by Prisoners, from Soap Sculptures to Pendants "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Snake (United Kingdom, 1919), glass beads, fabric (courtesy International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum). During World War I, many Ottoman prisoners made small beaded items like this snake, a symbol of good luck.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva has a collection of over 360 objects made by political prisoners and prisoners of war from over 60 countries. Many were given by detainees to International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) delegates, visiting as part of their mandate under the Geneva Conventions, and since 2013 pieces have been on permanent view at the museum. From a 1916 engraved fountain pen formed from an ammunition cartridge in Germany during World War I, to a ruffly swan created from coffee packets by a detainee from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2012, each is a reworking of the scarce materials at hand into something that transcended confinement.

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Now, selections from this collection are published in Prisoners Objects: The Collection of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, out from...

02:10

Hedge funds preparing for the institutionalization of Bitcoin as CME prepares trading contract which will skyrocket volume and price "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hedge funds preparing for the institutionalization of Bitcoin as CME prepares trading contract which will skyrocket volume and price by Ken Schortgen The Daily Economist Bitcoin owners should expect prices to go much, much higher once the CME implements...

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02:09

FIRE-EARTH Tribunal in Absentia: Testimonies by Expert Witnesses IV "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ OCT TML FIRE-EARTH Tribunal: Rape, Pillage and Plunder of Planet Earth (Session 2) FIRE-EARTH Tribunal in Absentia for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Crimes Against Nature, RPP of Planet Earth Details including Record of Proceedings available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. All Groups Latest FIRE-EARTH ALERTS, BULLETINS and MESSAGES available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.   Advertisements Filed []

02:07

How Blockchain Revolution is Going to Make Global Economy More Fair: Federico Pistono "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The game is unfair. Blockchain can allow for that to change: Federico Pistono, the author of "Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK.

02:01

Possible New 20 & Back Whistleblower, Michael Gerloff - Video, Links, and Commentary "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


Source - Discerning the Mystery

by Shem El-Jamal, November 2, 2017

Since early 2016, there have been a number of individuals coming forward who've made detailed claims about what has come to be known as the Secret Space Program. Many of these individuals have given testimonies that are so extensive and so profound that it becomes virtually impossible for a person not to take notice.



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02:01

Millions Of Millennials Could Be Trading Sex For Their Next Debt Payment Heres How "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Zero HedgeAs the storm clouds of peak stupidity gather over the heads of the millennial generation who were conned by banks, government, and universities to take out excessive amounts of leverage in auto loans, credit cards, and student debt; millions have flocked to a new website seeking Sugar Daddies and or even Sugar Mommies to pay off their debt amid an economic environment where wage growth remains non-existent.
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02:00

Were just helping Mugabe find his keys, says army "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The Zimbabwe army has denied that it has carried out a coup and placed Robert Mugabe under house arrest.  No, no, no, that is not true, a general told state media.  President Mugabe cannot leave his house as he has lost his keys and wouldnt be able to get back in.  All the troops and tanks you see out on the street are just looking for his keys.

Until President Mugabe finds his keys and is able to leave his house the army will carry out some errands for him, such as getting in some milk, collecting his pension and running the country.  Reports that his wife has fled to a WI meeting in Namibia with the keys in her handbag have not yet been confirmed.  Nor have suggestions the keys slipped down the back of former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwas sofa when President Mugabe went to round his place to sack him last week.

The streets of Zimbabwes capital Harare have remained relatively calm with most citizens seeming to accept that at 93 President Mugabe is quite likely to lose things such as his keys or 37 years of power.

 

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02:00

A Home In Memphis, TN Filled With Vintage Aesthetic and Charm "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Anna and Ben Avant on Design*Sponge

When Anna and Ben Avant decided to sell their East Memphis, TN home and move to the Midtown area of Memphis, finding the right place came with some challenges. They sold their house faster than finding a new one, so they had to move into a rental while Anna was about to give birth to their daughter, Louis. One day, while driving to work, Ben saw the for sale sign going into the yard of a 1938 Tudor. The couple planned to see it that day and as soon as they walked inside, they knew they had found the home for them. It was filled with vintage wallpaper throughout the home, had many of the original fixtures, vintage tubs and sinks, and all the charm they dreamed of. They made an offer right away and moved in shortly after that. Besides needing more room and wanting a bigger yard, I envisioned a house untouched I wanted vintage tile bathrooms and vintage metal kitchen cabinets, Anna shares. It was proving to be very difficult to find a house with the intact vintage character I wanted. This house has it all we have five bedrooms [and] three full baths. The guest bed and bath are downstairs, so our guests have their privacy. And the master and kids rooms are all upstairs, which is also very difficult to find, and I love that our family is all together upstairs.

Anna works from home running her online vintage clothing shop, Hoot + Louise, and Ben is a lighting designer. A turnkey home was also important to the Avants, with their busy schedules and two small children, so changing the lighting was pretty much the only thing they did. We kept a few original fixtures downstairs dining room chandelier, kitchen glass ball pendant, hall light at the bottom of the stairs, and the fish/shell brass sconces in the guest bathroom theyre to die for. All the other lighting we changed. The entryways l...

02:00

'Is It Real?': Square CFO Speaks Out on Cash App Bitcoin Trial "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The CFO of mobile payments firm Square has explained why the company launched a bitcoin pilot scheme.

02:00

An Artist Adopts Avant-Garde Poetry to Express the Limits of Language "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Installation view of Kameelah Janan Rasheeds in the proper direction: forward/ also the ache of (perceived) velocity at Printed Matter, New York (all images courtesy the artist and Printed Matter)

Recently, Kameelah Janan Rasheeds evocatively cryptic text-based installations have appeared in many of her solo and group shows, from A.I.R. Gallery, to the Queens Museum, to the 8th Floor. The all black-and-white installations contain imbricated rectangles of text and image, many of them found and then altered, that sprawl haphazardly across gallery walls like wheatpaste posters on a city construction site. The works, which look like vivisected scrapbooks, are equal parts installation art and visual poetry.

Given the textual nature of this work, the back exhibition room at Printed Matter, the Chelsea neighborhood artists book store, is an apposite space for Rasheeds latest installation, in the proper direction: forward/ also the ache of (perceived) velocity. For the show, Rasheed arranged variously sized black-and-white paper rectangles along the rooms narrow parallel walls, as well as in adjacent vitrines, in a manner that recalls a timeline. Sporadic snippets of wavy and distorted poetic text appear throughout such as the punning directive to use       your/ inside/ vote but most of the rectangles are wordless. In particular, the preponderance of all-black rectangles creates the impression that much of the work has been redacted.

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02:00

Herbie Hancock Now Teaching His First Online Course on Jazz "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A quick update to something we first mentioned last June. On Masterclass, jazz legend Herbie Hancock is now teaching his first online course on jazz. In 25 video lessons, the 14-time Grammy winner shares his approach to improvisation, composition, and harmony, and gives students access to 10+ original piano transcriptions, including 5 exclusive solo performances. Plus there's a downloadable workbook. The cost is $90. You can enroll yourself, or give the course as a gift. Check it out here.

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Gathering of Nations Powwow/Miss Indian World Advance Ticket Pre-sale Begins November 22 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published November 16, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE Beginning Wednesday November 22, The Gathering of Nations limited is making advance tickets available for a very special pre-sale. Advance tickets for the powwow and the Miss Indian World Traditional Talent Presentation will become available on the Gathering of Nations web site, www.gatheringofnations.com. The 35th Annual Gathering of Nations events will take place Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Albuquerque N.M.  The Miss Indian World Talent Competition will take place, once again Thursday April 26, 2018 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, while the  powwow will take place Friday and Saturday (April 27 & 28)  on the new Powwow Grounds At Expo NM/Tingley Coliseum.

Considered the most prominent, popular and legendary Native American event in the North America, the Gathering of Nations Powwow will host tens of thousands of people and more than 750 tribes from throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world.  The three-day festival will include more than 3,000 traditional American Indian singers and dancers competing for prizes, and more than 800

Native artisans, craftsmen and traders displaying and selling their work.  In addition, contemporary indigenous and other music groups will be performing a wide variety of musical genres on Stage 49.  The Native Food Court will offer guests a large variety of food choices ranging between southwestern-style cuisine and traditional American Indian fare.

As part of the Gathering of Nations, a young Native American Woman will again be crowned Miss Indian World and represent all native and indigenous people as a cultural goodwill ambassador to all cultures.

As one of the largest and most prestigious cultural pageants, Native American and indigenous women will represent and present their tribal and traditions.   The contestants will compete in the areas of tribal knowledge through interviews, essays, public speaking and traditional presentation, and dance.

Striving to be a positive cultural, spiritual and entertaining experience that is exhilarating for all who attend, the Gathering of Nations is excited to present new and different fe...

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NASAs black marble project shows the growth of energy at night on Earth "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Youve heard of the Blue Marble. The Blue Marble is an image of the Earth made on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft at a distance of about 29,000 kilometers (18,000 miles) from the surface. It is one of the most reproduced images in human history, and a favorite of environmentalists because they claim it

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10 Reasons Why the Las Vegas Shooting Has Disappeared from Headlines "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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With the 24/7 news cycle constantly in full swing, important stories at times get lost in the constant onslaught of non-stop information. The mainstream media gatekeepers essentially dictate what social and cultural memes are injected into the public consciousness, what topics are discussed, and which cases are given publicity and thoroughly investigated with journalistic rigor. []

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Donald Trumps speeches are so incoherent they could have been written by predictive text "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Heres @iamjohnoliver and his Last Week Tonight theory that Donald Trumps speeches are so nonsensical they could have been written by predictive text.

He might be onto something there.

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Its so odd the way Donald Trump sips water from a bottle, people cant stop watching

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How Skilled Copyists Leave the Louvre with a Masterpiece Every Year "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Louvre Copyist Ivan Guilbert photojournalism

Salvador Dal, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas. These artists are not only some of the most famous painters in art history, but they also share a common experiencecopying the works of Old Masters in the Louvre. A long tradition dating back to just after the French Revolution, each year Paris' premier museum grants 250 permits to amateur and professional artists, allowing them to copy the masterpiece of their choice.

Post-impressionist painter Paul Czanne once said, The Louvre is the book from which we learn to read. This poignant thought sums up the traditional practice of learning by copying the work of previous masters. Indeed, as far back as the 15th century, when Italian artist Cennino Cennini wrote his artist handbook, The Book of Art, this task has been deemed essential for artistic growth. Cennini wrote, When you have practiced drawing for a while take pains and pleasure in constantly copying the best works that you can find done by the hand of great masters.

The Louvre opened its doors to copyists in 1793, just one month after Marie Antoinette was beheaded and Louis XIV's palace transformed into a public museum. It was then declared that any artist would be provided an easel free of charge to take up the challenge of painting a masterpiece. This still holds true today. But while the easels are free, artists around the world can wait for up to two years in order to be granted one of the limited permits.

Louvre Copyists Ivan Guilbert photojournalist

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Essentia Health To Let Go Of Flu Shot Refusers By Monday "IndyWatch Feed Health"

When it comes to mandatory vaccinations, we often relate the term with school children. But mandatory vaccine requirements are a large part of the healthcare culture. And more and more health workers are finding it...

The post Essentia Health To Let Go Of Flu Shot Refusers By Monday appeared first on Vaxxter.

01:26

Second Suit Filed As Tezos Woes Continue "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The woes of the Tezos group continue, as another class action lawsuit has been filed, but this time in the state of Florida.

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Bitcoin Cash Dips to $1,000, But a Recovery May Be on the Cards "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin cash has lost 20 percent in the last 24 hours, but looks to have found a new bottom around $1,000.

01:06

NASA worker claims to have seen humans walking on Mars in 1979 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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Conspiracy forums have been set ablaze this week after a lady claiming to be a former Nasa employee said she had seen humans on Mars.
The woman, named 'Jackie', called into American radio station, Coast to Coast AM, with a 'confession' that she had witnessed suited men running on the red planet in 1979.
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01:02

Tor Browser 7.5a8 is released "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Tor Browser 7.5a8 is released boklm November 16, 2017

Tor Browser 7.5a8 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

This release features important security updates to...

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01:02

Donald Trump takes a fatal shit on Too Dumb For Suicide: Tim Heideckers Trump Songs "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
A year to the day in the making, Tim Heideckers Donald Trump protest numbers have been collected together as a new album Too Dumb For Suicide: Tim Heideckers Trump Songs.

While some people find themselves sapped of the will to live...

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Synthetic Telepathy And Psychotronic Weapon Tortures Used By 100,000 Secret Spies "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(in5DThe Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence agencies called the N.S.A. [ National Security Agency ], C.S.S. [ Central Security Service ], D.I.A. [ Defense Intelligence Agency ], D.A.R.P.A. [ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ], C.I.A. [ Central Intelligence Agency ], the D.H.S. [ Department of Homeland Security ], and the F.B.I. [ Federal Bureau of Investigation ], Cointelpro or Counter Intelligence Program unit has extremely top secret technology that can pick up the private thoughts given by individuals in the vibrations produced by the brains electrical impulses, and that these thoughts can be broadcast by means of microwave transceivers, infra-sound and ultrasound transceivers, satellites, and any other form of technology which uses electromagnetic transfer, i.e. television, radio, the internet, and the telephone.
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01:00

We Built a Bluetooth-Enabled Porch Light and Were Giving It Away "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Enter to win this beautiful porch light with Leviton connectivity. There are couple runner-up prizes for the contest as well.

Read more on MAKE

The post We Built a Bluetooth-Enabled Porch Light and Were Giving It Away appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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CAM use leads to delays in appropriate, effective arthritis therapy "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A preference to use CAM before seeking medical advice may be harming patients with inflammatory arthritis.

01:00

The Guardian: It is un-American to Avoid Watching Al Gores New Climate Flop "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate Scientist Mechanical Engineer John Abraham, writing for The Guardian, seems to think it is un-American to disagree with his views on climate change. An Inconvenient Sequel the science, history, and politics of climate change Al Gores new film is worth watching John Abraham Wednesday 15 November 2017 22.00 AEDT

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Study Shows Placebo is Effective Even When Patients are Aware of It "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Last year, a study was released by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. It was but one of the many efforts conducted in a partnership between BIDMC and Harvard Medical School, through their Program in Placebo Studies & Therapeutic Encounter (PiPS), which was established in 2011.

Their official statement and analysis can be read here.

The longstanding theory behind the so-called placebo effect is that this effect only can take place when a patient is unaware of the placebos true efficacy (i.e. that it does not work).

However, theologians, metaphysicists and philosophers throughout history have long considered the deeper implications behind the observable mechanisms of the placebo.


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00:55

Explore Guernica with a Sprawling Visual Timeline "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Guernica at the Muse des Arts Decoratifs in Paris (photo by Manuel Litran/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Consider it your new go-to resource for anything Guernica-related. A new, freely accessible website launched by Madrids Reina Sofia museum serves as an interactive library for materials related to Picassos famous painting, from preparatory sketches to its depiction on posters through the decades, to the transport documents necessary for it to travel from museum to museum. Rethinking Guernica. History and Conflict in the 20th Century is a massive collection, pulling together over 2,000 records from 120 public and private archives, libraries, museums, institutions, and national and international agencies, including the Muse Picasso in Paris and Madrids National History Archive.

William Rubin and Alicia Legg preparing for the exhibition Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective, at MoMA in 1980 (Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York 2017)

Launched with the support of telecommunications provider Telefnica, the website is available in Spanish and English. As an artwork that became an enduring political symbol, accruing meaning far beyond the horrific war scene depicted in its frame, Guernica has a complicated history; its easy to get lost. Rethinking Guernica offers a helpful, visuals-based timeline that clearly traces not only the paintings movement but also the different political discourses that arose around it. Among the most interesting material on the platform are phot...

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Photographer Braves 14-Hour Hike to Capture Wedding Atop Norways Trolltunga Rock "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Wedding Portraits Trolltunga

There are many ways to defy convention on your wedding day. Perhaps you opt for a black dress over a white gown, or you take the literal plunge and get married in the middle of the sea. There are also the adventurous types who accompany their walk down the aisle with a long hike; this special trek gives them the perfect backdrop as they recite their vows. Photographer Priscila Valentina was alongside a couple who eloped at the famous Norway rock formation called Trolltunga or Troll Tongue. All told, the hiking took 14 hours round trip.

The extreme wedding photos were not for the faint of heart. The trip required them to head to the trail by 5:30 AM in full hiking gear, including layers of coats and pantsin addition to their wedding ensembles and bouquet. Valentina had the extra challenge of traversing the entire rainy trail with 35 pounds of camera gear in tow. It was worth it, though; the most epic view on Earth was breathtaking scenery for the betrothed as they changed from their outdoor gear into formal attire in separate tents. (After all that, there were still surprises left!)

The bride wore a white lace wedding dress while the groom donned a tailored blue suit. Although their attire was certainly out of place in the desolate natural locale, the juxtaposition is stunning. Together, they make for photos that not only look beautiful, but they speak to the couples sense of adventure as they embark on this new life journey as one.

Wedding photographer Priscila Valentina made a 14 hour (roundtrip) hike to Norway's famous rock formation, Trolltunga.

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We can Love those who Stand for Everything we Stand against, but this is when to Walk Away. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

But how do we decide where the line in the sand needs to be drawn? This will differ based on the individual, but here are a few of my personal red flags:

00:52

Genaro Network, a Decentralized Cloud Service with a Social Touch "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Genaro Network is the first of its kind blockchain project comprised of a Turing-complete public chain integrated with a decentralized storage network. The network runs on its own public blockchain to create an entire ecosystem on which decentralized applications (known as DAPPS)can be built. The platform offers a great deal of flexibility by allowing the deployment of smart contracts while providing a permanent and private method of storing their data, videos, documents and other file types. It is also highly secure compared to other conventional systems and can be used by other blockchain solution providers as a replacement for cloud-based storage.

The Genaro ecosystem is designed to provide a range of advantages for Internet of Things and Big Data implementations along with both added transparency of records and privacy of data for DAPPs and their users. The data is securely stored on the Genaro Network, and it can only be decrypted by using the private key belonging to the file owner.

The Genaro team has proposed to build a network on which many applications can be developed, which is the opposite approach the existing cloud network infrastructure today, which is a combination of different applications.

Technically speaking, by creating a hybrid of SPoR (Sentinel Proof of Retrievability) and PoS (Proof of Stake), the platform aims to offer a highly scalable and efficient solution that can overcome the shortcomings of the existing distributed storage and sharing solutions. A combination of smart contracts and decentralized storage makes use of unused storage space and processing power contributed by the network participants. Genaro thereby eliminates the need for high-end data centers with centralized storage, which are more prone to security breaches, not to mention the need for additional resources to set up such a system. It also ensures the almost fool-proof protection of intellectual property.

Mission

The Genaro Network aims to drive the evolution of blockchain 3.0, the next generation of blockchain applications platform, to make DAPPs as useful as Internet APPs.

At the same time, Genaro believes in adding value to society, which it upholds by giving back to the community. This combination paves the way for Genaro to set the foundation for the future of cryptocurrency technology and its implementation Blockchain 3.0. In doing so, the project puts the power of controlling and managing the data back into the hands of its owners rather than large media and advertising networks, for example.

The Social Cause

The creators of Genaro believe in community development. Apart from building the first Turing-complete public chain with a decentralized storage network, they a...

00:50

CME Clearing Member To Regulator: Bitcoin Futures Impossible "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Its impossible, a CME Group clearing member has told regulators about Bitcoin futures trading next month.

00:43

Tough Times ~ Monica "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

"Have you noticed that empathy-producing experiences are great vehicles to channel our love? You can form an immediate kinship with someone who has walked in your shoes, and intuitively know the best way to support them. Believe me, if I ever encounter a mother of small children who is laid up with a broken ankle, I would be able to name ten needs off the top of my head and how to fill them. Also, if your dog ever got sprayed in the head by a skunk at six in the morning while you were trying to pull him out from under a pallet where the skunk was hiding, come talk to me. Tough times not only soften our hearts, but show us how to serve. A true gift will express appreciation, lighten a load, or add value to another person. What a relief that I don't have to shop for it. What a joy to know that we are here to be needed and purposeful, a shining light on the journey."

~ Monica




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00:40

How to Have a Thrifty Thanksgiving Dinner "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time of gratitude when you get together with the people you love and give thanks for what you have. But like every other holiday, Read the rest

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00:38

Perhaps the tide is turning, but the struggle to stay afloat continues "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Ill resist sliding into what seems the standard youth sector account of anything it does, namely somehow that its always overwhelmingly new, innovative and inspiring. My caution aside the reports from the medley of Is the tide turning events and discussions held in the last week or so do give grounds for a measure of hope and optimism. Here are a few quotes and photos to back up a collective sense that the struggle to reclaim and reimagine a youth work freed from the shackles of neoliberal dogma is alive and even flourishing.

 

Chris Warren leading off the Derby debate

 

A great IDYW Turning the Tide Event hosted by the D2N2 Youth Work Alliance at the University of Derby today. Over 65 practitioners and youth work students in attendance....

00:36

Undead: The Book Every Bauhaus Fan Will Covet is Arriving Soon "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
Its been a busy year for former members of Bauhaus, despite there being zero actual Bauhaus activity. Bassist David J did a well-received solo tourI saw him do a living room show in Detroit, and it was goddamn magnifiqueand has signed on to join his former bands singer Peter Murphy...

00:30

List of 100 Greatest Drummers Dominated By Cartoon Octopuses "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CEDAR GROVE, N.J. Modern Drummer magazines yearly list of 100 Greatest Drummers is once again comprised of over 60 percent cartoon octopuses, upsetting a number of human percussionists around the globe, sources report.

Its so, so, SO unfair, lamented Stewart Copeland, formerly of the Police and placed at 47 on the list, a full six slots below the octopus featured in the Under the Sea segment of The Little Mermaid. How can a flesh-and-blood human compete with something drawn to hold eight sticks and animated at any speed, its tentacles a blur of percussion mastery?

Drummers around the world believe the animated characters get more recognition due to their mainstream appeal.

Ive developed countless techniques to keep up with the natural gifts of octopus drummers, and this amounts to nothing in the music community, said Cryptopsy drummer Flo Mounier. The people who vote for these things turn on a TV, see a cartoon octopus playing, and automatically assume it is superior to a human, without taking into account any timing of rhythm.

Despite the criticism, Modern Drummer management stood by the inclusion of sea-dwelling creatures.

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Modern Drummer shines a light on the contemporary culture of percussion. It is our belief that that includes goofy fictional cephalopods, and it always has been, said publisher Isabel Spagnardi from her New Jersey home. What these people are forgetting is those octopi are playing underwater. Lets see Danny Seraphine take his kit to the shallow end of a pool and see how he holds up.

While some readers remain outraged, many in online forums defended the list.

Yeah, Bonhams great Moe Tucker, Keith Moon I have room for them all, loyal Modern Drummer subscriber Lydia Melman said. But Squiddly Diddlys ranked first for a reason. Nobody forgets when and where they were the first time they saw him bug out on some drums. I guess because its typically in front of the TV, Saturday morning, ac...

00:30

The Worlds First Space Nation Now Has A Satellite Flying Above The Earth "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

asgardia

On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.  The nation is slowing coming to fruition.

The nanosat  is roughly the size of a loaf of bread and undertook a two-day journey from NASAs Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, the United States, to the International Space Station (ISS). It contains 0.5 TB of data belonging to 18,000 of Asgardias citizens, such as family photographs, as well as digital representations of the space nations flag, coat of arms, and constitution. While Asgardias citizens will remain based on earth, for the time being, the satellite launch brings the nation one step closer to space.
Asgardia-1 made its journey to the ISS aboard the OA-8 Antares-Cygnus, a NASA commercial cargo vehicle.
Now it must wait for about three weeks as vital supplies and scientific equipment are transferred from the NASA ship to the six people currently living at the ISS. The nanosat will then be detached from the NASA vehicle and begin its own orbital journey around the earth. Citizens data will remain in orbit for between five and 18 months, the typical lifespan of this type of satellite. It will then burn out and disappear.
Russian scientist Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli founded the worlds first independent nation to operate in outer space in October 2016. Named after a Norse mythological city of the skies, Asgardia is free to join and so far, about 114,000 people have signed up. Within 40 hours of the project being announced in 2016, over 100,0...

The Worlds First Space Nation Now Has A Satellite Flying Above The Earth "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

asgardia

On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.  The nation is slowing coming to fruition.

The nanosat  is roughly the size of a loaf of bread and undertook a two-day journey from NASAs Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, the United States, to the International Space Station (ISS). It contains 0.5 TB of data belonging to 18,000 of Asgardias citizens, such as family photographs, as well as digital representations of the space nations flag, coat of arms, and constitution. While Asgardias citizens will remain based on earth, for the time being, the satellite launch brings the nation one step closer to space.
Asgardia-1 made its journey to the ISS aboard the OA-8 Antares-Cygnus, a NASA commercial cargo vehicle.
Now it must wait for about three weeks as vital supplies and scientific equipment are transferred from the NASA ship to the six people currently living at the ISS. The nanosat will then be detached from the NASA vehicle and begin its own orbital journey around the earth. Citizens data will remain in orbit for between five and 18 months, the typical lifespan of this type of satellite. It will then burn out and disappear.
Russian scientist Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli founded the worlds first independent nation to operate in outer space in October 2016. Named after a Norse mythological city of the skies, Asgardia is free to join and so far, about 114,000 people have signed up. Within 40 hours of the project being announced in 2016, over 100,000 people had applied for citizenship on Asgardias website. After three weeks, Asgardia had 500,000 applicants. Anyone over 18 years old, with an email address, regardless of gender, nationality, race, religion, and financial standing can apply for citizenship ...

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10 ways the BBC hit back at that Sun front page "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

So heres the Suns front page about the BBC today.

BBC workers have been accused of wasting licence payers money after several were photographed dozing at their desks.

The napping night-shifters were snapped by an angry colleague on the BBC News channel at Broadcasting House, London.

And heres how the BBC responded.

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Tooth cavities can be fought naturally "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This article by Dr. Xuedong Zhou et al. is published in The Open Dentistry Journal, Volume 11, 2017

A new discovery may one day lead to natural anticavity products, researchers report.

The scientists from West China School of Stomatology and Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam have figured out the main active ingredient of Galla Chinensis, a natural herb, and further improved its anti-caries efficacy. The finding is published in The Open Dentistry Journal.

To maintain a healthy mouth, the oral environment must be relatively neutral. When the environment in the mouth becomes more acidic, dental cavities or other disorders may develop. Galla Chinensis was revealed to inhibit the acid production of caries-associated bacteria as well as make teeth more resistant to acidic attack.

The research team of West China School of Stomatology has tested hundreds of Chinese herbs and identified that Galla Chinensis has a strong potential to prevent dental caries due to its antibacterial capacity and tooth mineralization benefit. Galla Chinensis also possesses substantial antiviral, anticancer, hepatoprotective, antidiarrheal and antioxidant activities. However, the main active ingredient of Galla Chinensis is unknown, which restricts the application in dentistry.

In the present study, several Galla Chinensis extracts with different main ingredients were obtained and determined by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) analysis. The antibacterial capacity was determined using the polymicrobial biofilms model, which can generate reproducible plaque-like biofilms that occur in vivo. The effect of inhibiting tooth demineralization was tested using an in vitro pH-cycling regime, which mimicked the periodic pH change in mouth.

Medium molecular weight gallotannins are the most active constituent in terms of caries prevention concluded Xuelian Huang, PhD, DDS, the lead author.

In dental caries, significant reductions in caries prevalence and incidence have been made by the introduction of fluoride. It is not a total cure, however, and there is still a need to seek products complementary to fluoride. With these new findings, the research team is working with the industry to develop new oral care products.

Reference: Zhou X, et al. Comparison of Composition and Anticaries Effect of Galla Chinensis Extracts with Different Isolation Methods. The Open Dentistry Journal, ISSN: 1874-2106 ? Volume 11, 2017

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Angry Samoans, Dickies, Suburban Lawns and more in a cable TV report on L.A. punk (c. 1980) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
Whats Up America was a newsmagazine show that ran on Showtime from 1978 to 1981, covering topics such as BB guns; female boxers; urban cowboys; Elvis Presley impersonators; chariot racers in Pocatello, Idaho; and a couple who...

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Athens, Texas: Mayor asks for discussion on adding fluoride to drinking water "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Athens Mayor Monte Montgomery has requested city council members to schedule a discussion on whether to add fluoride to the water system.

Its been so long since the council discussed fluoride, Id like to re-educate myself, he said.

Some cities have used fluoride in their water systems for decades. In recent years, the effectiveness of water fluoridation have been widely debated. Some counties and communities have discontinued it while others have expanded it.

Its about $40,000 a year, Montgomery said.

City Council member Joe Whatley said some studies argue that the amount of fluoride residents receive from the water supply has a negligible affect on dental health.

In November 2016, when the city council awarded bids for chemicals it would use in 2017, there was a lengthy discussion on whether fluoride actually contributed significantly to dental health. At the close of the discussion, council members voted to approve the bids, except for fluoride.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality doesnt require water systems to provide fluoride for their customers, but Athens added it years ago.

At one time, Athens was recognized for its use of fluoride. In 2008, the Texas Department of State Health Services sent a letter naming Athens as one of the communities in Texas that maintained a consistent level of optimally fluoridated water throughout the year.

Its an acknowledgment of public works officials doing a good thing for the community, Texas Fluoridation Project Engineer Tom Napier said.

At one time, medical organizations such as the U.S. Surgeon Generals Office, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association all supported fluoride in drinking water.

Athens water plant manager Mike Finney said the city spends a little more than $100,000 each year on chemicals to add to the water. Fluoride was one of five chemicals used.

It can vary according to your treatment process, Finney said. Here, we use alum for a coagulant, caustic soda for PH control and chorine and ammonia for our disinfection.

*Original article online at http://www.athensreview.com/news/local_news/mayor-asks-for-discussion-on-adding-fluoride-to-drinking-water/article_4b2d1216-cb28-11e7-b48a-c3a7e61e0e83.html

00:13

The Battle And Future Of Bitcoin In Jeopardy "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on the battle for the future of bitcoin with many key figures and developers clashing over seqwit2x BTC and bitcoin cash. We talk to entrepreneur and cryptocurrency expert Jeff Berwick about this matter and its bigger ramifications.

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00:01

The Storm Before the Calm "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


by Mary Jane Banks, Op-Ed

It seems Christmas may be coming both literally and metaphorically this year based on what is culminating behind the scenes of our collective reality. What used to be a dream or concept finally seems to be manifesting. And we are co-creating it with our unwillingness to accept anything less than the truth; with our heartfelt desire for peace, equality, love, and freedom; and with our deep knowing that finally its time.
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sewing: flannel linden sweatshirt "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This post is written by Heidi of Handmade Frenzy.

Hi friends! I am happy to be hanging out here again this week. Im joining in for Flannel Week, and I have all the comfy cozy feels going on with this flannel Linden Sweatshirt!

For years, Ive drooled over this particular Mammoth Flannel print; it is called Americana. I was so excited to finally get my hands on some! I could only picture it as a cozy shirt to cuddle up with, and the Linden Sweatshirt just stood out in my mind as the perfect match.

Now, obviously, the Linden Sweatshirt is a pattern drafted for knits, and flannel is a woven. But there is plenty of ease written into the pattern, and I decided to use the flannel only for the front and back bodice.

I cut the flannel on the bias and things worked out just great! I made no changes whatsoever, just cut and sewed the straight size I fit into on the size chart!

Prior to cutting, I held the flannel up to my body to help decide if I wanted to cut the print on the bias or not. It was obvious that it had more drape on the bias than on the grain, so that made my decision for me.

I only had a yard of the flannel to work with and was able to juuuust eek out a size 6 on the bias! So if you are a larger size, and want to do the same, be sure to order fabric accordingly.

I paired this flannel with buttery soft and drapey, stretch french terry rayon/lycra in heathered grey, that is also in the shop here. The colors of the two fabrics compliment ea...

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A physics journal agreed to retract a paper several months ago. Its still not retracted. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A physics journal says it has planned for several months to retract a 2006 paper by a prominent researcher with multiple retractions, after a concerned reader notified the editor about extensive duplication. But, more than seven months after receiving the complaint, the journal Thin Solid Films has not yet taken action. So whats taking so []

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5 More Podcasts to Listen to While You Work "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

While one may never be at a loss for great podcasts, it's difficult to find great podcasts about making. Here are 5 of our favorites.

Read more on MAKE

The post...

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American Express Opens First Blockchain Corridor With Ripple Tech "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

American Express just had its "Charles Lindbergh moment," using Ripple's blockchain to connect Santander clients in Europe and the U.S.

Im So Tired of Movies That Only Have One Token RoboCop Character "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Regularly scheduled programming helps me take a few moments to ease the gas off of my brain and feel like Im part of something larger than myself. Television is the culture. Its supposed to be inclusive and progressive, a kind reflection of its audience. People like me are represented with all kinds of personalities, ambitions, and flaws on TV but every time I see a RoboCop on screen its the same egregiously offensive stereotype. The one dimensional RoboCop stock character needs to be put to rest.

The token Robocop character provides a service. If somebody in, say, Desolate Cultural Abyss, Wisconsin has never met a RoboCop before, casting one can open a closed mind or two. But every RoboCop on TV is the same: stiff and emotionally distant, no nonsense, and hard working. Like Standard RoboCop Operating System 8.1, these stereotypes are obsolete, and like Standard RoboCop Operating System 6.5, these stereotypes are dangerous.

Not all RoboCops know each other. In fact, being a RoboCop in the persecutory slog of America can be isolating and alienating. Contrary to what the movies will tell you, RoboCops are just as empathetic and sensitive as any of us. Just because a RoboCop cant cry doesnt mean he or she or THEY wouldnt LIKE to cry.

And lets get this out of the way: not all RoboCops are police officers. Thats a myth perpetuated by American ignorance. The festering bigotry of contemporary cinema and television always introduces a RoboCop character as being an officer of the law. Where are the RoboCop bakers? The RoboCop mailmen? My RoboCop son lays awake every night, crying, telling me he doesnt want to be a police officer. But flip on the television and what do you see? Another RoboCop making an arrest, driving a squad car, and twirling his gun!

We almost got a RoboCop produced, RoboCop written, RoboCop performed TV show in 2009, but slimy meddling executives got their hands on the show and butchered it beyond recognition. In September of that year, Modern Family premiered on ABC, and the last shred of what had been, a RoboCop butler, was cut from the show after negative audience reactions in the first season.

This is a call to action as a community to defeat the leviathan of contempt and push for more RoboCops on the big screen. Theyre people and deserve to have their voices to be heard. They matter and they are important and we cannot silence them as we would the common Irish.

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23:53

Indian Supreme Court Asks Government to Regulate Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The petition claimed that the digital currency can be utilized in executing untraceable transactions across borders, making it an attractive tool for tax evaders and ransomware attackers.

23:49

World On Edge During Latest Major Political Storm "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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23:45

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

23:44

Interactive Sonic Youth timeline, curated by the band members themselves "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
Sonic Youth have, for reasons so thoroughly well-publicized they hardly merit rehashing here, been very, very quiet since their 2011 split, though its individual members have continued to keep prolific release schedules in various bands. But the ongoing lack of an extant Sonic Youth does nothing to change the fact that 2018 is coming, and...

23:39

Fujitsu Launches Inter-Blockchain Payment System "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The payment system intends to provide a means for different cryptocurrency networks to interoperate with each other.

23:38

Universa rates as Stable+ "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Well-known specialized portal icorating.com has prepared a comprehensive analysis of Universa token sale with a detailed study of its technical features, project team and future perspectives. As has been mentioned before that the rating Stable+ means Universa is strong enough for people to trust it: We recommend participating in the Universa ICO to long-term investors. Tokens will gradually grow in price during the crowdsale, says the expert.

In the first place, the Universa authors note its advantages above other blockchain projects. Unlike many crypto start-ups based on the existing protocols, Universa team focuses on developing their own, fundamentally different blockchain, which could easily work with any other protocol only using important data and connecting it within the developed protocol framework. Universa offers personal smart contracts for performing various types of operations for any type of business. All records on the blockchain will be decentralized, and operations can be performed asynchronously. There will also be no miming. All these is achieved through the DAG technology.

No mining implies that Universa is a currency-free protocol. UTN token has been created in order to pay commissions to the nodes. The Universa blockchain protocol is based on smart contract similar to the one of Ethereum. Along with the possibility to connect with other smart contracts, thus creating tree structure operations, Universa smart contracts can be stored offline until the data is transferred to the network. Universa describes itself as a project offering a crypto-protocol for the common use, able to compete with the most influential cryptocurrencies. The founders of Universa see it as an innovative platform for multi-protocol smart-contracts.

For the project successful development, it will be enough to raise a smaller amount of funds as compared to the stated hardcap of $ 99 million. In fact, the already collected sum of $ 10 million is sufficient for Universa to achieve its plans. This minimum amount is reflected in the detailed budget plan, and allows the team to implement all basic functionality. In conclusion, the rating agency suggested once again that the announced functionality of Universa blockchain protocol will be in demand in the near future, so the project seems to be gaining ground rather quickly.

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23:36

Video: Thousands of illegally caught African gray parrots being rehabilitated "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Thousands of African gray parrots (Psittacus erithacus), seized from traffickers in Republic of the Congo by rangers, are being treated at a rescue centre built specially for the rehabilitation of these birds, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced Tuesday. The group released a video showing footage of some of the rescued birds at the facility built by WCS. The confiscated parrots were most likely being moved to Democratic Republic of the Congo, WCS said, from where the birds would be smuggled to markets in Europe and the Middle East. African gray parrots are extremely talented mimics. They are also one of the worlds most trafficked birds. Trapped illegally from the wild for the international pet trade, the bird has suffered catastrophic decline across its range. Close to 99 percent of African gray parrots have been wiped out from Ghanas forests since 1992, for instance, a 2015 study found. These birds are also being stolen from forests across the Republic of the Congo, conservationists say. Traffickers are vacuuming up African gray parrots from Africas forests, Emma Stokes, WCS Regional Director for Central Africa, said in a statement. This heartbreaking footage should serve as a wake-up call to any prospective buyers of parrots to avoid them unless they come from a highly reputable dealer and you are absolutely certain they were bred in captivity and not taken from the wild. African gray parrot. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher / WCS. Trapping the hyper-social African gray parrots in the wild is not hard. Collectors

Government revokes 406 mining permits in Indonesias East Kalimantan "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

SAMARINDA, Indonesia  Officials in Indonesias coal-rich province of East Kalimantan have announced the revocation of more than 400 mining permits, as part of ongoing efforts to clean up the industry. A total of 406 mining business licenses, or IUPs, out of the 1,404 issued in East Kalimantan, in the Indonesian portion of Borneo, have been withdrawn by the provincial mining board. All but 12 of those revoked were deemed not clean and clear, meaning the companies failed to meet all legal requirements, including registration to pay taxes, land rent and other royalties. Another 403 permits will be revoked in the future, bringing the total to 809, said Rusmadi, the East Kalimantan government official leading a team tasked with review mining permits in the province. The move is a part of a nationwide effort to stamp out irregularities in the countrys mining industry, which has long been plagued by corruption, legal violations, and environmental and social damage. At the national level, these efforts are led by Indonesias anti-graft agency, the KPK, which in 2014 launched an investigation into the mining industry by examining the legality of permits issued in 12 provinces. The investigation revealed that 40 percent of the nearly 11,000 licenses issued in these provinces were not clean and clear. East Kalimantan, Indonesias coal-mining heartland, with an estimated 28 percent of the countrys reserves of the fossil fuel, is one of the provinces under scrutiny investigation. More than half of the provinces total land area has been allocated for mining

23:35

New Highs in Sight? Bitcoin Moves Back Above $7,500 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin is showing no signs of stopping its recent upwards surge. As prices climb once again, are new highs on the horizon?

23:32

75 Percent of Reishi Supplements Don't Actually Contain Reishi Mushroom "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Only a quarter of 19 supplement products labeled as Reishi mushroom purchased in the U.S. could be verified as genuine Reishi mushroom, says a new study that highlights quality issues in the category.

23:26

Prime-Ex Perpetual ICO Goes Live on November 15th "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain-based real estate platform Prime-Ex Perpetual is going to launch the token sale of its institutionalized tokens on November 15th, 2017.

PEX-Tokens will be available to be purchased from Prime-Ex Perpetuals official website at the rate of $1.00 USD-equivalent per unit. Prime-Ex Perpetual has already sold over 3 million PEX-Tokens in a pre-ICO round. It started on November 1, 2017, and ended on November 8, 2017.  Prime-Ex Perpetual has secured its minimum targets of the campaign.

With a successful pre-ICO round behind, the next ICO round could be even more successful. In it, Prime-Ex Perpetual will issue a total of roughly 22 million PEX-Tokens for public sale.  This is a terrific opportunity to purchase PEX-Tokens ahead of its distribution to the DEX Exchange near the beginning of December.

The raised funds are building residential real estate in Panama that will prove to be the backbone of Prime-Ex Perpetuals ecosystem in the future. To those who are unaware of this ecosystem, it is a tokenized system that allows expats to purchase residential properties with simple financing and mortgage payment options. Here, PEX-Tokens will prove to be this economys centerpiece, allowing easy and quick payment settlements, while incentivizing homebuyers at the same time.

For holders, PEX-Tokens will also prove to be an investment option as they will keep earning 80% of the companys audited net profit every year.

Prime-Ex Perpetuals CEO, John Gilbert, stated:

Crossing over the 2,500,000 PEX-Token thresholds for token sales was a major achievement for us. We are eager to get out there and begin building the homes today that will be the backbone of our ecosystem tomorrow. Prime-Ex Perpetual will now start implementing its unique residential real estate ecosystem and breaking ground on the first houses in Panama.

You may learn more about Prime-Ex Perpetual at https://prime-ex.com and participate in their ICO at https://ico.prime-ex.com.

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23:25

David Drake Joins Play2Live Advisory Board with Founder & CEO of the Worlds Largest eSports Portal GosuGamers Victor Martyn "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Play2Live, a blockchain-based streaming platform for gamers and eSports fans has announced the joining of David Drake the Chairman at LDJ Capital and Victor Martyn the CEO at GosuGamers to its advisory board. With an upcoming token pre-sale that is scheduled to take place December 5th to 19th, Victor and David will give counsel on business development, marketing, and investor relations.

A Managing Partner at LDJ LP Fund Investments, a multi-family office; Victoria Partners, a 300 family office network based in London; LDJ Real Estate Group and Drake Hospitality Group; and The Soho Loft Media Group with divisions Victoria Global Communications, Times Impact Publications, and The Soho Loft Conferences. David Drake has acted as GP & LP investors with his partners in fund-of-funds, realty funds, venture capital funds & hedge funds whose investments currently have 50+ global directors that maintain relations with institutions & family offices with $1.5 trillion in assets. As an advocate of innovative investing in early-stage equity, he has been involved in TMT (technology, media, telecoms), realty, hospitality, clean tech, energy and social impact investments for more than 20 years.

I am delighted to join Play2Live as a strategic advisor. The eSports market is valued at $700M for 2017 and is growing rapidly. The use of blockchain technologies in a streaming platform with interactive features and multiple monetizing tools makes it one of the innovative and promising projects in the space right now. Play2live has the leadership and innovation I seek in investments and I look forward helping to shape the milestones to come, says David Drake, Partner at LDJ Capital.

As a veteran of the eSports industry, Victor Martyn is a pioneer of the genre with unique experience in one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet. His professional playing career began in 1999 when he became the star player on the first ever properly sponsored eSports team in the history of the sport. Having reached the pinnacle of eSports, he became the largest single shareholder of Melita Gaming Group. As a result, he boasts 13 years in the iGambling industry, and the experience and knowledge that comes with such prolonged success. Today Victor works with some of the biggest companies in the industry as owner and CEO at GosuGamers, the largest eSports media outlet in the world, which reaches a global audience of around 25M eSports enthusiasts a year.

I am pleased to join the Play2Live advisory board and take part in the companys development, said Victor. A proper use of blockchain technology opens up some interesting possibilities.

Alexey Burdyko, the founder and CEO at Play2Live, said The company is extremely pleased to bring the industrys most trusted and respected experts on board as Advisor. I truly believe in success of this project and with our...

23:17

Something Strange Is Happening to Our Dreams "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Editor's Note: Melissa, the topic of shared dreams is discussed in the book, "The Synchronicity Key: The Hidden Intelligence Guiding the Universe and You," I highly-recommend you read it. http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-synchronicity-key-hidden.html



Something Strange Is Happening to Our Dreams

23:13

Why Are Some Similar Sheds So Different In Price "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

This is a guest post from Whatshed When looking for a shed, you may be amazed at the huge difference in prices that there are. We have joined forces once again with Jason at WhatShed and he is going to share with you why sheds that are the same price can differ so much in...

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23:06

Economic Growth Fueled By Continued Massive Immigration Equals Certain Eventual Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Even religious leaders see economic and political benefit from the prospect of continued growth as good for their own tribal interests.

23:06

Why Millions Of Families Have Spent 30 Years With Adventures In Odyssey "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

When Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Colorado Springs this summer to speak at Focus on the Family, the staff and their families packed out the chapel auditorium. The former Indiana congressman referred to current political battles, including health care reform. But one anecdote, which got knowing glances and laughs from the Focus crowd, made little sense to reporters in attendance.

Every time we took the 600-mile drive from Washington, D.C. back to Indiana, I can promise you we spent an awful lot of time with Connie, Eugene and Whit at Whits End, said Pence. The adventures in Odyssey were our adventures. And I remember so often the kids saying, Put in another tape.

Pence was referring to the characters of Adventures in Odyssey, an audio drama that has gone from cassette tapes to its own mobile app and a podcast climbing iTunes charts. This month, the values-driven show marks 30 years since it premiered.

Whether due to a dearth of family-friendly entertainment, 80s nostalgia, or the surprisingly broad reach of radio, millions are tuned in to Adventures in Odyssey. Seeking to entertain as well as teach, the audio drama has become todays most influential faith-based kids entertainment franchise. As such, its also a flashpoint for the clash of values playing out in the culture at large.

How the Adventures in Odyssey Began

Focus on the Family came into being in 1977 as a radio show hosted by University of Southern California child psychologist James Dobson, Ph.D. His half-hour program dispensed marriage and parenting advice while interviewing a variety of expert guests, often addressing how to handle life crises in light of Christian principles. The non-profit ministry soon became a touch point for the diverse evangelical community.

Challenged by a guest minister on-air to light a candle rather than curse the darkness, Dobson saw his teams strengths in reaching a mass audience with top-notch radio. Could they produce a dramatic, half-hour audio show geared to kids?

We werent entirely convinced it was going to work, says Paul McCusker, a writer and producer for Adventures in Odyssey since its inception. At the time Odyssey started, we were dealing with the MTV generation, he recalls. We knew we were up against a visual reality and our medium could work against us.

Yet Dobson had established a built-in audience of families who connected with his conservative values. Religious radio stations were also on the rise, partly thanks to the Christian musi...

23:01

Sanity arrives? Owen Jones in todays Guardian. "IndyWatch Feed Education"

At last!   Sanity emerges on the British Left !! Now that socialism is re-emerging as a political force that can no longer be ignored or ridiculed, the struggle for more time for leisure, family and relaxation should be linked to broader fights. Increased public ownership of the economy should be structured to create more worker []

23:00

Kik Might Just Move Its ICO Tokens to a New Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A high-profile ICO project is re-evaluating whether it will stick with the ethereum network or shift to a more scalable and lower-cost solution.

23:00

The First Lumens ATM is Introduced in Singapore During the Fintech Festival "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cryptocurrency ATMs are a vital part of the ecosystem right now. these machines allow people to conveniently purchase Bitcoin and select altcoins. It now appears there is at least one ATM which also supports Stellar Lumens. Until now, there was no indication XLM support would be integrated by any companies. Most of the details are still secret, but the machine seemingly works just fine.

It is good to see more currencies getting ATM support these days. More specifically, a lot of companies focus on Bitcoin and a few different altcoins. Stellar Lumens are not on that list so far. That doesnt prevent the team from showcasing their XLM ATM at the Singapore Fintech Festival, though. Opening a new fiat gateway for XLM is a big step forward.All cryptocurrencies need more liquidity, especially in the world of fiat currencies.

The First Stellar Lumens ATM is Born

In a way, Stellar got a big leg up over Ripple in this regard. Whereas most speculators bought some XRP this year, they largely ignored XLM. It now seems obtaining Lumens will be a lot easier in this regard. Although this machine may not necessarily become accessible by the public, it sets an interesting precedent.  How all of this will play out after the festival, remains to be determined, though.

Most of the specifics of this Lumens ATM have yet to be worked out. We dont know who built it or how it works exactly. It may be a two-way machine, for all we know. Nor is there any indication as to when and how many of these machines will...

23:00

An Interactive Map of Every Record Shop in the World "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Arriving in a new city usually means finding the nearest decent grocery, pharmacy, coffee shop, bookstore, laundry, etc. And before nearly every musical whim could be satisfied with a few clicks, it also meant for many people finding the nearest record store. Even the local strip mall chain might hold a surprise or two. But the true finds appeared among the small proprietors, merchandisers of dusty LPs in wooden bins and keepers of local music scene lore. Entering a well-curated music shop can feel like walking into a medieval apothecary. Whatever ails you, youre sure to find a remedy here. If it doesnt work, there remains a certain magic in the transaction. We continue to believe in music even when it lets us down.

But have we lost faith in the record shop? I hope not. Online streaming and buying has the regrettable effect of flattening everything into the same two dimensions without the aura of physical media and the musical paraphernalia we find in real life stores. Should you be among the unlucky who lack a local music store, fear not.




You can recover the romance by traveling to any one of the thousands of shops worldwide that are catalogued and mapped on VinylHub, a crowd-sourced endeavor, Ron Kretsch writes at Dangerous Minds, "to create an interactive map of every brick-and-mortar record store on Earth, a perfect resource for the world-traveling vinyl obsessive.

Brought to us by masterminds behind Discogs and their similar spin-off online catalogs for books, movies, etc., this project might get us out of our chairsmaybe even out the countryand into new places to dig through the crates. But even if were not inclined to leave the house, VinylHub offers a wealth of fascinating information. The single city with the large...

23:00

Recommended: Omri Ziegele Wheres Africa Going South "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

  Going South has got plenty of groove, but this isnt a dance album, per se.  Because the newest from Omri Ziegele Wheres Africa trio has got a soft touch of introspection and a strong dose of volatility to accompany its predominately joyful sound.  Afreaka threatens to come apart at the seams, and the cadence []

23:00

10 Tips for Buying a Sofa Online "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

This post is written in partnership with Lamps Plus. All opinions are my own.

We recently got a new sofa from an unexpected source...Lamps Plus! And we bought it online without ever sitting in it. Do you think we're crazy??? I admit, I was definitely nervous to get such a major piece of furniture without seeing it in person first...but it turned out perfect, and we have no regrets. Being willing to shop online really opens up your options, especially if you live in a smaller city (Spokane doesn't have many of the national furniture chains). Plus, there are so many online-only furniture companies these days, it's definitely worth looking into them. But I know it can be nerve-wracking to get something that expensive online, so I wanted to share my best tips for success!

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1. Sit in other sofas. We've been thinking about getting a new sofa for years, so every time we go to a store that sells furniture, we sit in a few and see what feels comfortable. Before we even started looking online, we already knew our ideal style (English roll arm) and ideal dimensions (at least 85" wide and 40" deep). If you're looking at a sofa online, go to a furniture store in your city that has comparable pieces, and sit in some sofas that are similar in style and have similar dimensions. Even if they're not the exact same as the one you're considering, it should help you get an idea of whether that depth feels good, whether those arm rests are a good height, etc.

2. Compare the details to brands you know. Besides comparing measurements, you can also compare other product details to brands you're familiar with. Our old sofa was from Pottery Barn, so we literally went through and compared the bullet points for our old sofa and the new one we were considering. Is the frame hardwood? What are the cushions filled with? These details will help you compare the quality across brands, to see whether you're really getting a good deal or just a lesser-quality sofa. For the record, the Lamps Plus sofa we got held up in comparison very well--it has a kiln-dried hardwood frame, hand-tied 8-way heavy gauge steel springs, and a blend of polyester and feather filled back cushions that are channel-sewn for durability.

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23:00

Russia strongly criticises Corbyns future acceptance speech "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

How can a man set to increase his majority in Islington North by 4242 votes including 789 proxies think we care about British so-called-free elections? said a Kremlin spokesman. Mr Corbyn should concentrate on what he does best; whistling the Internationale every time he poos, and reading the Daily Express in the cupboard under the stairs where he thinks no-one can see him.

The Kremlin also denied all knowledge of the surprise Belgian Christmas number one (a military march from St Petersburg), the winning ticket of the Sutton Grammar School Christmas Raffle (belongs to one V Putin), and the Great British Bake Off 2018 announcement (to be won by someone called Natasha who only speaks Russian, wears a wig and cites bare-chested horse riding as her hobby).

The draft speech, kept under Mr Corbyns bed in a red Huntley & Palmers biscuit tin, is thought to contain the phrase at least we won fair and square, not like Donald Trump.  Its ridiculous to suggest we mess with everything, said the spokesman, you Brits are quite capable of screwing things up yourselves.  Besides, Agent Leith works for the Americans since she swapped sides.

23:00

Research Finds Popular Coffee Maker That is FULL of Bacteria & Mold "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Attention coffee drinkers: your Keurig coffee machine might be making you sick.

Local CBS news affiliates have reported that Keurig machines are often a disgusting bacteria breeding ground.

According to recent tests performed by CBS stations in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Chicago, Keurig coffee machines came back with findings of E. coli, staphylococcus, streptococcus and pseudomonas aeruginosa and other bacteria festering inside.

The news outlets swabbed various parts of 29 Keurig coffee makers and sent samples to a lab to be analyzed. More than half of the machines came back with bacteria counts in the millions, according to CBS Pittsburgh.


One swab from a Keurig machine in Pittsburgh contained 4.6 million colonies of bacteria and mold.

In Dallas, Keurig machines were found with E. coli, staphylococcus, streptococcus and pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Amazingly, 38 percent of coffee drinkers are now using single serve coffee makers like the Keurig.

It makes me want to cry, says Amanda Busch, who

Research Finds Popular Coffee Maker That is FULL of Bacteria & Mold "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Attention coffee drinkers: your Keurig coffee machine might be making you sick.

Local CBS news affiliates have reported that Keurig machines are often a disgusting bacteria breeding ground.

According to recent tests performed by CBS stations in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Chicago, Keurig coffee machines came back with findings of E. coli, staphylococcus, streptococcus and pseudomonas aeruginosa and other bacteria festering inside.

The news outlets swabbed various parts of 29 Keurig coffee makers and sent samples to a lab to be analyzed. More than half of the machines came back with bacteria counts in the millions, according to CBS Pittsburgh.


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22:47

Blockchain Wallet Will Add SegWit, Full Bitcoin Cash Support By 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

SegWit transactions are coming to Blockchain Wallet, but not before full Bitcoin Cash support next month.

22:47

That Greggs sausage roll Advent calendar our favourite 13 responses "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

You may have seen by now the minor kerfuffle caused by Greggs after everyones favourite high street bakery chain swapped the baby Jesus for a sausage roll in its spoof Advent calendar this year.

What were they doing opening door number 19 anyway? Theyre a month early!

Heres 13 of our favourite responses online.

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22:41

Dakota Access Pipeline Company Paid Mercenaries to Build Conspiracy Lawsuit Against Environmentalists "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from The Intercept

The private security firm TigerSwan, hired by Energy Transfer Partners to protect the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, was paid to gather information for what would become a sprawling conspiracy lawsuit accusing environmentalist groups of inciting the anti-pipeline protests in an effort to increase donations, three former TigerSwan contractors told The Intercept.

For months, a conference room wall at TigerSwans Apex, North Carolina, headquarters was covered with a web-like map of funding nodes the firm believed it had uncovered linking billionaire backers to nonprofit organizations to pipeline opponents protesting at Standing Rock. It was a showpiece for board members and ETP executives, according to a former TigerSwan contractor part of a project that had little to do with the pipelines physical security.

In August, the law firm founded by Marc Kasowitz, Donald Trumps personal attorney for more than a decade, filed a 187-page racketeering complaint against Greenpeace, Earth First, and the divestment group BankTrack in the U.S. District Court of North Dakota, seeking $300 million in damages on behalf of Energy Transfer Partners. The NoDAPL movement, the suit claims, was driven by a network of putative not-for-profits and rogue eco-terrorist groups who employ patterns of criminal activity and campaigns of misinformation to target legitimate companies and industries with fabricated environmental claims.

It was as if the entire campaign came in a box. And of course it did, the suit alleges. Its objective was not to protect the environment or...

22:32

I Released 2,000 Minks From a Fur Farm. Now Im a Convicted Terrorist "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

by Kevin Johnson / The Guardian

People usually laugh when I tell them I am a convicted terrorist.

I try not to open with that it seems a little bit forward. First, I explain how my friend Tyler and I entered a fur farm in the dead of night. I describe the unspeakable suffering we found there. I tell people how Tyler and I opened every single cage and released 2,000 mink to save their lives. And once they have the context, I segue into the terrorism thing.

Now that I have been out of prison for more than a year, I can be a bit more lighthearted about it. But the seventh circuit court of appeals doesnt see the humor.

Last Wednesday, the court upheld the constitutionality of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, the federal statute that put me away for three years and that my lawyers at the Center for Constitutional Rights have been trying to challenge for nearly a decade.

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is a piece of designer legislation written and paid for by the agriculture and pharmaceutical industries. It federalizes non-violent property crime and punishes it as terrorism but only when the perpetrators are motivated by the belief that animals deserve to live free from violence.

The court explicitly stated that the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act did not apply to four Fresno, California, teenagers who sneaked into a Foster Farms facility and bludgeoned 900 chickens to death with a golf club because they killed the chickens for no reason.

Put succinctly, I am a terrorist not because of what I did, but because the government dislikes why I did it.

I remember organizing my first protest, outside of the circus, in 2005. I was 19 years old. My friend and I argued with the police about whether our group could stand on a courtyard by the Staples Center and whether we could use megaphones. We asserted our rights, and we were successful.

That same year,...

22:07

These Numbers just showed up A Couple of 101s "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

So I dont know exactly what this is about, but the numbers seemed significant. Yes, a couple of 101s, but then theres 0101, and 1010, like theyre mirror images.

So all Im saying is, there may (or may not) be something about this. We shall see!

Aloha, Kp


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22:03

Psychologys Power Tools "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In this piece for Aeon, David A. Sbarra discusses the philosophy and science behind cognitive behavioral therapy and explains why it is so effective.

Importantly, emotions communicate information, prepare us for action, and have incredible survival value. Without a signalling system to warn us about potential threats in the natural world that is, without emotions to provide information humans and other animals would be toast. Quite often, our emotions become disordered when they are out of proportion to the demands of a given situation. Just think of someone who has a panic attack at the idea of being at Costco on a Saturday; it can be overwhelming for anyone, but it is not an emergency that should elicit an immediate and overwhelming fear response. Given the importance of emotions to our survival and the myriad ways in which they can become disordered, the goal of most psychotherapies is to recalibrate our emotional response system.

Over the course of my career, I have worked with many clients who just wanted to figure out how to eliminate every single one of their emotional reactions. Doc, if you had a pill that would stop me from feeling, Id take it in a heartbeat. Theres a simple and poignant response for such statements: if we eliminated the experience of physical pain, wed burn our hands off on a hot stove by dinnertime. The same goes for our emotions. Our goal should never be to eliminate our emotions, but rather to regulate or coexist with them better.

22:02

Raped by Carl Jung, Then Murdered by Nazis "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Tablet Magazine: Angela Sells new book Sabina Spielrein: The Woman and the Myth describes the work and life of a pioneering psychoanalyst who challenged her contemporaries conventional ideas about women and female sexuality. As a Jewish woman and former mental patient, Spielrein faced marginalization in the psychoanlaytic world and the broader society; her work was stolen and erased by the Great Men of Psychoanalysis, and she was eventually murdered by the Nazis.

It is unbearable that Spielreins work was taken and used without crediting her; that her character was defamed by the Great Men who used her ideas without crediting her; and that she was unable to earn a living in Austria and in Switzerland because she was a woman; unable to continue her groundbreaking work in Moscow because she was a Jew; and was, eventually, in 1942, murdered by the Nazis.

In a heroic act of resistance against memoricide, Sells has begun Spielreins long-overdue resurrection. Angela Sells book is a major, perhaps a definitive, feminist contribution to the literature. Someone should make a movie about the real Sabina Spielrein.

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22:01

The Issue of Over-Diagnosing in Psychiatry "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From The Concordian: On October 30th, Dr. Joel Paris, a professor of psychiatry at McGill University, gave a lecture about the dangers and consequences of psychiatric over-diagnosis, an issue he says is pervasive today.

According to Paris, about 11 per cent of Canadians are currently on antidepressants. He said this number demonstrates that antidepressants are being over-prescribed, which is a consequence of over-diagnosis. People in my field are handing out prescriptions like its nobodys business when it comes to antidepressants, and antipsychotics too, he said.

According to Paris, over-diagnosis and over-prescribing in psychology and psychiatry has affected the way society views diagnoses of mental illness. He called it a diagnostic epidemic. As he explained, the problem lies in people discussing symptoms as if they were professionally-made diagnoses. The media picks this up and feeds these epidemics. People talk about these things, even socialize it, Paris said. The fact that it is common for people to declare, I think I have ADHD or my father is bipolar without a diagnosis exemplifies this, he added.

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22:00

Revain Announces Release of the First Test Version of the Platform "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Impartiality of opinions available on the platform is achieved by the fact that only well-reasoned reviews will be stored. This is achieved by deploying blockchain and IBM Watson AI. Upon completion of testing period and launching the platform at its full capacity, a review hash will be getting stored in blockchain, which stands for its inalterability and no chance of making changes or deletion.

The platform is appealing for both startups that already did ICO, ITO or crowdsale and different user segments. These include crypto-analysts, token holders and potential token buyers. New businesses that went through the ICO will be getting valuable feedback gathered in one place. This resolves the issue of biased coverage as normally the projects website or its social media channels are basically the only source of information for public, while valuable feedback from real users is scattered around on numerous websites, which makes accumulating data and analyzing it pretty challenging.

Crypto-analysts will benefit from being featured on the platform by making analysis of the project, thus getting exposure in crypto-world. Professional analytical ratings will provide users with opportunity to choose the most relevant information. Token holders and platform users will be able to assess a startup project by many criteria, such as: the team, the progress, communication with community, correlation between declared goals and factual achievements. The users will also have the like and dislike buttons to rate the review either as valuable and informative or useless.

Revain team will be gathering user feedback and comments at: feedback@revain.org

Links

Website: https://revain.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/revain.org
Twitter: @revain_org
Medium: https://medium.com/revain

 

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22:00

Effects of Racism on Depression in Black College Women "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Buffie Longmire-Avital, Associate Professor of Psychology at Elon University, and alumna Ruthie Robinson, investigate the rates of depression in Black and White collegiate women. The results of their study, recently published in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, demonstrate that Black women experience more perceived stress and are more likely to endorse depressive symptoms than White peers. The authors highlight the impact of racism and minority stress on Black collegiate womens psychological well-being.

Where one in five White females in the current sample met criteria for MDD [Major Depressive Disorder], an alarming one in two Black females met criteria for MDD. Given that race is a social construction with no biological merit, this finding calls attention to the contextual sociological factors that are contributing to the development of the disease instead of the individual biological causes, write the researchers.

AMOR (Photo Credit: Artomatic For The People, 2017)

The researchers report, Depression is closely linked to the level of stress than an individual perceives and experiences in their daily life. Chronic stress, such as racial minority stress, can lead to physical and mental health problems.

The authors cite a study on low-income women finding various intersecting systems of oppression contribute to depressive symptomatology; specifically the womens experience with sexual objectification, racist events, and gender-racism. Research suggests that Black women are more likely to meet...

22:00

Moldova Eyes Blockchain IDs to Help Curb Child Trafficking "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Moldova is considering teaming with a U.N. blockchain identity project to help combat child trafficking in the country, according to a report.

22:00

Injustice 2 DLC Finally Lets You Punch Zack Snyder "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CHICAGO Netherrealm Studios announced director Zack Snyder as a new playable character for the hit DC Comics fighting game Injustice 2 to coincide with the release of Justice League, finally allowing fans to use their favorite superheroes to pummel the man responsible for the trainwreck that is the DC Extended Universe.

For $5.99, the DLC bundle includes Zack Snyder, who has no offensive moves and who alternates between whimpering, apologizing and saying I deserve this for making Batman brand people when hit.

The character has a variety of alternate skins like Director of Batman v Superman Snyder, Director of Sucker Punch Snyder and Joss Whedon.

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

Detractors, however, are upset about the inclusion, stating they wish the DLC packs included more traditional characters, instead of a blatant appeal to the current DC films.

I understand DC wants to take care of the movie fans by including their favorite cinematic villains, said Jason Kraushaar. But what about the old villains from the comics like Scott Lobdell, Brian Michael Bendis or latter-day Frank Miller?

DC has a rich history of creators I would like to repeatedly punch in the face and I wish the games tapped into that more, Kraushaar added as he slid returned hand-written death threats into the sleeves of various comic books he collected.

Snyders super move is reported to be a filter of darkness that covers the otherwise-colorful DC universe so nobody can really tell what the fuck is happening anymore...

22:00

Learning About Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By: Professor Peter C. Gtzsche, the Nordic Cochrane Centre; Pharmacist Birgit Toft; Pharmacist Bertel Rdinger; Child and adolescent psychiatrist Lisbeth Kortegaard; Psychologist Olga Runciman; and Psychologist Anders Srensen

We held the first course ever on psychiatric drug withdrawal on 12 June 2017 in Copenhagen. The course was open to patients, relatives, psychologists, doctors and other social and healthcare workers, and 77 people participated.

Our practical guides, an abstinence chart, a list of doctors and others willing to help with tapering, and the lectures (with English subtitles) are available from the front page of www.deadlymedicines.dk.

In October 2016, two of us were involved in co-founding the International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal in Gteborg, Sweden, and this institute has also just finished its first course. At the Nordic Cochrane Centre, we do research on drug withdrawal, and everyone with an interest in this is most welcome.

Withdrawal courses are badly needed. About 5% of the inhabitants in Western countries have become dependent on psychiatric drugs and have difficulty getting help with tapering off them. Very few doctors know how to do it properly and the official recommendations are poor, e.g. to halve the dose when withdrawing from depression pills,1 which is much too fast.2 3 One can reduce withdrawal symptoms by reducing the dose by only 10 percentage points at a time, from 100% to 90%, and after another 2-4 weeks, to 80% of the usual dose, etc., perhaps with even smaller steps when the dose has been reduced to about 30%.

Often, the most difficult step is to go from a low dose to nothing, which to a considerable extent is a psychological barrier. The patient has often built their identity around a diagnosis with accompanying pill intake, and half of patients or more have been told that their mental disorder is due to a chemical imbalance in the brain. This is a myth, but it has the unfortunate effect that some patients are scared of becoming drug-free because they think they are chemically defective and that the drugs fix this.

Several patients had experienced being unable to get help with tapering, or psychiatrists dismissing them when they had tapered off the drugs on their own, but still wanted to stay in contact with psychiatry...

22:00

How Prepared Are 20-30 Somethings? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Following a widespread power outage resulting from a wind storm that ripped through western Washington, several news reports read as follows: A lot of people ventured out from their own dark apartments in search of food only to find that so many of the local restaurants were closed too. Gone were the neon lights as blocks and blocks