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Wednesday, 20 September

05:25

Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy: Who Is Tom Marino? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Thomas Anthony Marino, a four-term congressman from Central Pennsylvania, was nominated September 1, 2017, to be director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, commonly known as the drug czar. The Office of National Drug Control Policy, created in 1988, runs anti-drug programs for the executive branch. Marino was first mentioned as the probable nominee in April, but on May 3 he announced his withdrawal from consideration citing the health of his mother.

 

Marino was born August 13, 1952, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to Vivian and Joseph Marino. His working life began in a bakery, but he went back to school, earning an A.A. degree from Williamsport Area Community College in 1983 and a B.A. in political science and secondary education from Lycoming College in 1985. He continued his schooling and earned a J.D. from Dickinson School of Law in 1988.

 

Marino started in private practice, but by 1992 was the part-time Lycoming County prosecutor. In 1996, he was named district attorney for the county. In this position, he was responsible for cracking down on drug dealersbut was accused of making an exception for a friend, Jay Kilheeney. In 1992, Kilheeney had been convicted of distributing cocaine. Six years later, Marino reportedly went judge shopping. After the judge in charge of the case, Kenneth D. Brown, refused a request to expunge Kilheeneys record, Marino handed an expungement request to a different judge, Dudley N. Anderson. Anderson approved the expungement, but when he subsequently learned of Browns previous refusal, Anderson withdrew his approval.

 

In 2002, Marino was tapped by President George W. Bush to be U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Perhaps his most prominent case came early in his tenure. Marino led the prosecution of executives of Rite-Aid Drugs for criminal fraud in connection with an accounting scheme that was said to have resulted in the largest restatement of corporate earnings to that point. The former president of the company, Martin Grass, eventually pleaded guilty to conspiring to inflate income by $1.6 billion at the drugstore chain and conspiring to obstruct justice and agreed to an eight-year prison term, a $500,000 fine and forfeiture of $3 million in assets.

 

In 2007, Marino was caught up in the Bush Administrations attempt to fire U.S. Attorneys for political reasons. Marino was originally on a list to be fired, and then was removed along with other U.S. Attorneys from battleground states.

 

Nonetheless, Marino wasnt in his job much longer. Later that year, he had to recuse himself from an organized crime in...

04:30

Infosec weakest links: Negligent employees and poor password policies "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

54% of respondents to a Ponemon Institute study that involved more than 1,000 IT professionals said negligent employees were the root cause of a data breach. Password practices The study found that strong passwords and biometrics continue to be an essential part of security defense. However, 59% of respondents say they do not have visibility into their employees password practices, such as the use of unique or strong passwords and secure password sharing. Safe password More

04:14

A clearer picture of the CCleaner backdoor incident "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

On Monday, Cisco and Piriform the Avast-owned company behind the popular CCleaner utility announced that certain versions of the software have been backdoored by hackers. A blog post by security outfit Morphisec later revealed they were the ones who first notified Avast of the problem. The timeline of the incident and Avasts response to it is as follows: August 15: Malicious CCleaner (v5.33.6162) made available for download from Piriforms servers August 24: Malicious More

01:07

Alert level for Agung volcano raised to 3 (of 4), Bali, Indonesia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Alert Level for Agung volcano in Karangasem district of the Indonesian province of Bali was raised from 2 to 3 (of 4) on September 18, 2017, following a sharp increase in volcanic earthquakes on September 17. Authorities raised the alert to 2 on September 14,...... Read more

Old and busted: Es riecht nach "frischer Landluft".New ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Old and busted: Es riecht nach "frischer Landluft".

New hotness: Es riecht nach Salzsure nach einem kleineren Industrieunfall im nahegelegenen Hafendock!

Trump hat ja vor einer Weile angesagt, er glaube, er ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Trump hat ja vor einer Weile angesagt, er glaube, er sei unter Obama abgehrt worden. Die Behrden haben dann alle dementiert.

Aber jetzt stellt sich raus: Das FBI hat Trumps Wahlkampfmanager Manafort abgehrt, sowohl vor als auch nach der Wahl.

Jewish Agency pulls funding from Israel experience program over West Bank activism (Judy Maltz ' ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

19/09/2017 - Following Jewish young adults' visiting an anti-occupation protest camp that is sometimes a flashpoint for violence, the Jewish Agency dumps the program runners The Jewish Agency will cut funding to ...

01:00

KGI Analyst: Apple Watch Series 3 demand higher than expected, iPhone X anticipation cannibalizes iPhone 8 pre-orders The Loop

Juli Clover, MacRumors:

Demand for Apples high-end flagship iPhone X is very likely to cannibalize iPhone 8 pre-orders, predicts KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note sent out to investors this morning.

iPhone pre-orders traditionally sell out in September due to high demand, but this year, many models of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus were available for launch day delivery through the weekend, and continue to remain readily available for launch day pickup in Apple retail stores.

And:

Both are believable. The iPhone X is compelling, no matter how you feel about the notch.

And the low premium over non-LTE Apple Watch models is a small price to pay for the future-proofing it offers. Pay an extra $70, youll be able to turn LTE on if you decide you have the need. If I had the chance to pay $70 and get a WiFi+cellular iPad instead of WiFi-only, Id make that choice every time.

Read this on The Loop

00:53

Sprint follows AT&T with free iPhone 8 trade-in offer The Loop

Reuters:

Sprint Corp said on Monday it will offer Apple Incs new iPhone 8 for free with a qualifying phone trade-in, following AT&T Incs buy one, get one free promotion on Friday for DirecTV and U-verse TV customers.

And:

Both new and existing customers who enroll in the Sprint Flex leasing program will get a free 64GB iPhone 8 if they trade in newer iPhone and Samsung models, Sprint said on Monday.

AT&Ts video customers could buy a new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, add a line and receive a $699 credit for a second device beginning with pre-orders on Friday.

Carrier wars. Competition that is good for consumers.

Read this on The Loop

00:46

How Apples pricey new iPhone X tests economic theory The Loop

Wall Street Journal:

Thorstein Veblen was a cranky economist of Norwegian descent who coined the phrase conspicuous consumption and theorized that certain products could defy the economic laws of gravity by stoking more demand with superhigh prices.

And:

Typically, raising the price of a good lowers demand for it. If beef becomes too expensive, people will buy more chicken.

Mr. Veblens theory posits that some consumers want a product even more when the price rises because the expense broadcasts status, taste and wealth.

And:

By unveiling the new iPhone X last week with a price of $1,000, Apple Inc. is pushing the envelope even further than Samsung Electronics Co., which unveiled the $950 Note 8 phone this year. Rather than trying to attract consumers with cheaper prices, the companies are fighting for customers with expensive price tags.

And:

The biggest spikes came for iPhones that were the most visibly distinct, such as 2014s iPhone 6, the model in which Apple changed the shape, enlarged the device and raised prices by $100.

Big lesson learned for Apple with the iPhone 6. I hear a ton of discussion of the pros and cons of the iPhone X, with many opinions on the notch and its distinctive look. Cant help but think of this as a bit of a badge for Apple, another play towards uniqueness that will mark the iPhone X as the new must-have shiny.

Read this on The Loop

00:25

Major update to the Macs excellent Keyboard Maestro The Loop

I have a very short list of absolutely essential 3rd party Mac software. Tops on that list? Keyboard Maestro.

If you use a Mac and are not familiar with Keyboard Maestro, go here and watch the video, read through the list of things it can do. I use it every single day. My highest recommend.

Read this on The Loop

00:00

Digital future: Are we ready for whats next? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Internet Society (ISOC), a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, released Paths to our Digital Future, a report aimed at exploring the future of the Internet. AI and IoT alter lives but could result in a surveillance society Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things hold huge potential to simplify and enhance peoples lives but only if ethical considerations steer technology development and guide its More

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Tuesday, 19 September

23:30

A further note on Avi Yeminis fascist and neo-Nazi friends "IndyWatch Feed National"

Yeah well anyway, I thought I might just note in passing some of Avi Yeminis fanbase among the extreme-right. To begin with, unhappy with the media reportage of his hate rally on Sunday, Avi instead recommends everybody read the report Continue reading

23:30

Addressing security concerns around connected ecosystems "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The convergence of IoT applications with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, Big Data, and context-aware computing could help address current security concerns around connected ecosystems. Pervasive security through context-aware access control is one of the future areas currently being explored by developers. Key technology development areas within cybersecurity Leveraging the converged technology capabilities could help developers accurately analyse user data at every node of the network, thereby delivering an all-in-one packaged security solution that More

23:25

What we are fighting for "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The relationship between Iraq and the United States is intimate, toxic, and enduring. It is a relationship whose violence is generally dismissed as inevitable.

Oil-well fires burn near the town of Qayyarah, Iraq, 2016. Photo: Planet Labs.This essay was originally published in e-flux journal no. 84 (September 2017) under the title What We Are Fighting For

On the campaign trail in 2015, Trump stood triumphantly at the podium in Fort Dodge, Iowa, describing how he would deal with ISIS in Iraq:

I would bomb the shit out of em! I would just bomb those suckers. And thats right, Id blow up the pipes, Id blow up the refineries, Id blow up every single inch, thered be nothing left. And you know what? You get Exxon to come in there and in two monthsyou ever see these guys, how good they are, the great oil companies? Theyll rebuild that sucker brand new, itll be beautiful. And Id ring it, and Id get the oil. [1]

The crowd erupts into applause, shocked and delighted by such an unapologetic and direct plan of action.

Trump speaks excitedly, as though he is the first person to think of bombing the shit out of Iraq. He speaks about the beauty of the burning oil fields remade in Exxons image. A year later, Trumps words proved prescient. In the summer of 2016, oil fields across northern Iraq burned, with credit due not to Trump, but ISIS. Civilians in northern Iraq lived under a thick layer of toxic soot for eight months until the fires were finally put out in February 2017. Time will tell what damage, generational and in this lifetime, was caused to humans and the environment alike. Meanwhile, Trump also proposed a 10 percent increasefifty-four billion dollarsin the US military budget, because we are going to win. What you cant take by being a nice guy, you take by force. Beautiful women, oil fields, whatever.

The relationship between Iraq and the United States is intimate, toxic, and enduring. It...

23:25

DavidShurter.com "IndyWatch Feed National"

If My Stepmother IS In Fact Dead- That Means My Dads Hospice Records are Accessible

Because my 1/2 sister- which she really isnt- doesnt have the AUTHORITY to keep me from them. Interesting piece of info they let go of last night.

Oh- and being part of being left out of the will- if you look at Nebraska law- I could have EASILY sued and won- as the FIRST FAMILY has a greater claim to their parents money than the SECOND (or in this case- THIRD- although my dad didnt have any children in his first marriage). So if I had WANTED to sue- I could easily have. But who wants BLOOD MONEY?

23:00

Worldwide security appliance revenue increased to $3 billion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

According to IDC, the total security appliance market saw positive growth in both vendor revenue and unit shipments for the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17). Worldwide vendor revenues in the second quarter increased 9.2% year over year to $3 billion and shipments grew 7.0% year over year to 706,186 units. The trend for growth in the worldwide market driven by the Unified Threat Management (UTM) sub-market continues, with UTM reaching record-high revenues of $1.6 billion More

22:49

FBI May Have Spied on POTUS Trump, 1794 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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22:41

Review: Common People by Tony Birch "IndyWatch Feed National"

Share this Post Tony Birchs latest collection of stories is full of hard lives lived along side-tracks, on back-roads, in cobbled bluestone allies and laneways. The scenarios will be familiar to anybody who has endured life beyond a Boundary street. Birchs characters are outsiders, misfits, the crooked and routinely outcast, the too regularly disregarded and vulnerable. There is no wankery, ...

22:40

Ladakhi Woman Writes Rebuttal to Those Fuelling Communal Passions in Her Name "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Nobody asked me my view as if I dont matter in this game of misogyny played in my name.

A lunar new year celebration organised by the Ladakh Buddhist Organisation in 2014. Credit: Twitter/Richen Tundup

A lunar new year celebration organised by the Ladakh Buddhist Organisation in 2014. Credit: Twitter/Richen Tundup

While communal passions were fuelled against the entire Muslim community, which had nothing to do with my personal decision, no one wanted to check the facts. Nobody asked me my view as if I dont matter in this game of misogyny played in my name. I have also watched with a lot of anguish and pain how the media has been selectively highlighting the issue through the prism of their own bias, without caring for my opinion, she writes.

Describing itself as a welfare group, the LBA maintains that it works towards safeguarding the interests of a...

22:35

Argentina: Family of disappeared anarchist furious as police raid Mapuche "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The brother of Santiago Maldonado publicly denounced the federal government yesterday after more than 300 troops from the Special Group of Federal Operations (GEOF) were sent into the countryside around Cushamen to look for him 47 days after the solidarity activist went missing during a police raid. The heavily-armed GEOF, which specialises in counter-terror []

22:35

Syrian War Report September 19, 2017: Syrian Army Develops Advance On Eastern Bank Of Euphrates "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from SouthFront On September 18th, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Syrian Republcian Guard (SRG) officially crossed the Euphrates River using a pontoon bridge and amphibious vehicles. They then engaged ISIS terrorists on the eastern bank. The SAA and the SRG advanced on ISIS positions in the Saqr Island and captured a major part []

22:35

Backed by Civil Rights Genius Dr. Cornel West, Tribes Defy Storm, Bureaucracy & Deliver Name Change Declaration to Yellowstone "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Tribal leaders enter Yellowstone Park

Published September 19, 2017

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK  I stand in strong solidarity with you and my indigenous brothers and sisters in your demands to change the names in Yellowstone from war criminals to humane and freedom-loving people! Dr. Cornel West informed Chief Stan Grier, a message sent for tribal leaders on the eve of their unity protest in Yellowstone. That Harvard professor Dr. West, once described by President Obama as a genius, a public intellectual, a preacher, an oracle and the most exciting black American scholar ever by critics, has publicly supported Tribal Nations efforts to change the names of proponents and exponents of indigenous genocide in Yellowstone, suggests the traction and profile the issue is gaining.

Despite a winter storm warning, three of Yellowstones five entrances being closed due to snow, and a last-minute change to an indoor from outdoor venue, before tribal leaders presentations could begin in Gardiner, Montana on Saturday, additional chairs had to be provided for attendees. Of the sixteen tribal leaders present, Grier, Chief of the Piikani Nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy, was first to speak. Grier used the Blackfoot Confederacys rights from the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty and 1855 Lame Bull Treaty to reemphasize the Piikanis standing in Yellowstone.

Chairman Sazue, Chief Grier and Supt. Kinney at the declaration presentation.

Our ancestors knew this area intimately. We used to collect our red and black paints here. We...

22:34

Soros Has Created the Battleground for Americas Second Civil War- Exclusive Report "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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This is a breaking and exclusive story that has not even made its way into Independent Media. Californias seismic activity centered around the San Andreas fault is no match for the tremendous upheaval that is going on inside the state. What is going on in California is a breeding ground and a presecription for violent revolution. And as you would expect, at the center of it all, is George Soros.

A State with No Cohesion

California is a state which is going through tremedous upheaval. There are competing forces which are fighting for the control of the 8th largest economy in the world. The political interests of California could not be more diverse. Economically, California is home to the greatest poverty in the nation as well as the greatest level of affluence. Californias political interests could not be more diverse. The political interests of the State Legislature would make Hitler and Mussolini blush with envy at the extreme liberalism and lack of personal libertiess. However, some of the most ardent conservatives live in one of Americas most affluent counties (Orange County). For 10 million of Californias diverse population, English is not the first language spoken. In short, the interests in California are so diverse that it is hard to believe that a violent revolution does not lie in the states future.

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The people in No. California have received no help and protection from their state government emanating from the ravages perpetrated upon the residents by the BLM and the EPA. Water compact and historical land use agreements have been frequently been violated by the Fed...

22:33

The courage of Gwyneth Paltrow "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I can hardly believe how brave she is. Would you believe she actually sells psychic vampire repellent?

If it were me, Id be afraid to stock something that would repel or destroy me, and I sure wouldnt be selling it to people, not even for an outrageous $30 for 100ml, who might spritz me with it. Especially not when its been infused with such dangerous things as moonlight and reiki.

The psychic vampire repellent may not be FDA evaluated, but who cares when it has sonically tuned water, moonlight, love, reiki, and gem elixirs which is totally not left over water from a rock polisher. It must be very potent as there is a double dose of reiki. Im not sure how they get all that reiki in the bottle because reiki isnt an object but no conversation needed here because ancient gem elixir physics, duh! One should spray it around ones face to safeguard ones aura and banish bad vibes (and shield you from the people who may be causing them). I mean thats some potent, women empowering health shit right there, you know? Just dont empower it into your lungs.

Im assuming that Psychic Vampires are real, because no way would Gwyneth sell a fake remedy to a fake problem. That would be, like, a double-fake. Which confuses me, because wouldnt a double-fake mean its real?

Also, its obvious that Gwyneth herself is a psychic vampire. Shes leeching the minds out of people.

22:32

Category 5 Hurricane "Maria" hits Dominica, Puerto Rico bracing for catastrophic impact "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The eye of Category 5 Hurricane "Maria" was raging across Dominica for more than 2 hours on September 19, 2017, as the strongest storm to hit Dominica ever. It hit the country's southeast regions about 01:00 UTC (21:00 local time) with maximum...... Read more

First orangutan birth in Aceh reserve gives hope for survival of species "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The first baby orangutan was born at the Pinus Jantho Nature Reserve in Sumatra, a sign that the species might survive the global extinction crisis now underway. Jantho serves as one of two release sites for the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP), a nonprofit that rehabilitates the apes kept as pets or driven into conflict with humans. Previously devoid of orangutans, the reserve now holds an entirely new population of the critically endangered primates. During a patrol, SOCP staff and government officials spotted an adult female orangutan carrying the newborn. We really werent expecting to see this little guy when we went to Jantho the other day, it was a real surprise, and a real treat! Sapto Aji Prabowo, head of the Natural Resources Conservation Agencys (BKSDA) branch in Aceh province, said in a statement. The infant, a boy, was subsequently named Masen after the Ulu Masen Ecosystem, where Jantho is located. Marconi, a female adult Sumatran orangutan, and her newborn son, Masen, at the Jantho reserve in Sumatra. Photo courtesy of the SOCP. Masens birth marks the start of what may grow into a new population of orangutans unfamiliar with the trauma of captivity. After several years of hard work, by the whole team in Jantho, we are finally seeing the results, Mukhlisin, manager of the Jantho site, said in a statement. [Masen] gives all of us new hope that we really can prevent the extinction of these amazing creatures. Farther south, Bukit Tigapuluh National Park holds Sumatras other

Andere Lnder, andere Probleme: Genfer Toiletten verstopft ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Andere Lnder, andere Probleme: Genfer Toiletten verstopft mit Geldscheinen.

Tja, ab einer gewissen Geldmenge wei man halt nicht mehr, wohin damit!1!!

NPR dazu.

Das W3C hat eine SPD gepullt, ist komplett umgefallen ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Das W3C hat eine SPD gepullt, ist komplett umgefallen und hat ihrer Basis verraten.

In July, the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium overruled dozens of members' objections to publishing a DRM standard without a compromise to protect accessibility, security research, archiving, and competition.

EFF appealed the decision, the first-ever appeal in W3C history, which concluded last week with a deeply divided membership. 58.4% of the group voted to go on with publication, and the W3C did so today, an unprecedented move in a body that has always operated on consensus and compromise. In their public statements about the standard, the W3C executive repeatedly said that they didn't think the DRM advocates would be willing to compromise, and in the absence of such willingness, the exec have given them everything they demanded.

Damit haben sie die Fluttore geffnet. Wenn man Bullys nicht entgegentritt, dann ist das eine Einladung fr alle anderen Bullys.

Die EFF ist daraufhin ausgetreten.

22:32

CNN finally admits Trumps campaign chairman was wiretapped "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A day late and a buck short: CNN finally admits Donald Trump was right when he said his team was wiretapped

(INTELLIHUB) In what can only be described as a total flip-flop, CNN has now admitted that U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election.

The report says that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was, in fact, wiretapped as part of an investigation which spanned from 2016 into 2017.

According to the report: Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive.

The investigation was discontinued for a lack of evidence.

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22:30

Paradise Lost: Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Paradise Lost: Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica from Sputnik News Hurricane Maria ripped through the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, tearing roofs from homes and striking fear into the hearts of inhabitants. Sputnik collected the most shocking eye-witness accounts of the...

The post Paradise Lost: Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:30

Worth a Look: Secret Relationship Between Blacks & Zionists "IndyWatch Feed War"

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22:30

Iowa farmer increases profits by growing non-GMO beans "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

I am not mainstream, I am more in the process of growing food, said Mike Lewis, who farms southeast of Osage. All my stuff is non-GMO.

OSAGE, Iowa Lewis, an Osage High School and a 1980 Iowa State University with a degree in farm operations, recognizes he has to deal with problems GMO farmers dont have, but he also acknowledges the production of his food-grade soybeans brings a premium price, which overshadows some of the challenges he faces.

Thirty years ago, Lewis began a limited planting of the food-grade soybeans. Ten years later, he turned to full production of the soybeans.

GMO crops came into existence when agronomist began to genetically modify plants so they could tolerate new herbicides, which could provide better weed control. Along with the GMO science came an ongoing conversation as to GMO crops and health-related issues. These conversations have led some countries and some food processors to only purchase non-GMO food stocks.

I grow food grade beans, which yield about 90 to 95 percent of what regular soybeans yield, and I have to deal with more of a weed problem, because I am limited with solutions for my weed problems, Lewis said, so that is where cover crops come in. The premiums I get for my beans offset the yields.

The Helium Soybeans I raise are a very large soybean and are void of the familiar black spots that are seen on regular soybeans. They are a high protein beans, which are grown for the production of tofu, Lewis said. Right now I just truck my beans to Nora Springs. They clean the beans there and ship them out. They go to California or overseas.

One of the innovations Lewis uses in his fields is planting twin rows that are seven inches apart, next to an open space of 23 inches, and then another set of seven inch rows. Basically, it is the same set up as 30 inch rows, except the twin, seven inch rows spread the bean seeds over a larger area.

The non-GMO seed is not hard to get, Lewis said. Actually non-GMO seed production is increasing. I grow a variety of soybeans that my buyer wants me to grow.

Lewis said most seed companies handle both non-GMO and GMO seed.

Lewis, who has been invested in farming for 45 years, said one of the major elements in his bean production is the use of cover crops. Five years ago when it was so wet and we had preventive planting, I used a cover crop, he said. I saw a lot better weed control t...

22:30

Climate change not as threatening to planet as previously thought, new research suggests "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

By Henry Bodkin 18 September 2017 7:15pm From The Telegraph Climate change poses less of an immediate threat to the planet than previously thought because scientists got their modelling wrong, a new study has found. New research by British scientists reveals the world is being polluted and warming up less quickly than 10-year-old forecasts

22:29

Climate change not as threatening to planet as previously thought, new research suggests "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest post by David Middleton Eureka!  Gorebal Warming is now not worse than previously thought By Henry Bodkin 18 SEPTEMBER 2017 7:15PM Climate change poses less of an immediate threat to the planet than previously thought because scientists got their modelling wrong, a new study has found. New research by British scientists reveals the

22:28

N. Korean Nuke Tests Could Trigger Supervolcano, 1792 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Good evening, Im still reporting on: N. Korean Nuke Tests Could Trigger Supervolcano, 1792 Synopsis: The last North Korean underground nuke test inside Mt. Mantap, set off worrisome deep-earth tremors that may signal the reawakening of nearby Mt. Paektu, historys most devastating supervolcano. Mt. Paektu last exploded in the year 946. Despite blowing off the top of the mountain and creating a huge lake Lake Chon 8 miles wide in its caldera, it still stands as North Koreas highest mountain at 9,000 feet, only about 30 miles to the northwest of the nuclear test site inside Mount Mantap. Despite North Koreas distrust of foreigners, especially scientists, an international committee has been allowed to take a look at the situation. According to one of the researchers, Dr. James Hammond, of the Univ. of London, the last eruption was the most devastating in history. Ashes showered much of Japan, 500 miles away. According to another member of this team, Dr. Stephen Grant, a seismologist at the Univ. of Austin says: The risk of a destructive eruption is very real. The team concluded that the 946 eruption of Mr. Paektu could have released more sulphur into the atmosphere than the 1815 eruption of Mt. Tambora in 1815 in Indonesia. That eruption caused what was known as the year without a summer because so much ash was hurtled into the upper atmosphere that global temperatures plummeted worldwide causing crop failures and famines worldwide. Even in the northern hemisphere, a high-altitude reddish fog reddened and dimmed the sunlight so that sunspots were visible to the naked eye. Such detailed records are not available from the last eruption of Mt. Peaktu a thousand years ago, but at least it was the second only to Mt. Tambora. Scientists have now created a Volcanic Explosivity Index, or VEI. Mt. Paektu and Mt. Tambora are the only two volcanic eruptions which merit a VEI of 7. To provide some scale, a more recent explosive volcano was also in the islands that today make up Indonesia Krakatoa in 1883 68 years after Mt. Tambora. It is now designated as a VEI-6 volcanic eruption, but lets look at the consequences. Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! https://www.GetTheTea.com - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Denas Pain Relief Store: http://denaspainreliefstore.com/denas-pcm-6.html 503.395.4142 Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com......

22:26

UK: Muslims threaten boycott as Council votes on banning halal meat in school "IndyWatch Feed War"

Thousands of Muslim students in Lancashire may boycott meals in local schools if halal meat is banned in those schools. The Councils concern about halal comes from the cruelty with it mandates that animals be slaughtered. British experts have stated that halal-slaughtered animals are dying in agony. Lancashire Councilor leader Geoff Driver stated: In my []

22:22

Reactions to speech by Myanmars Suu Kyi on violence in Rakhine State "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech to the nation over Rakhine and Rohingya situation, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar September 19, 2017. REUTERS Soe Zeya Tun

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday gave her first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on Aug. 25 sparked a military response that has forced more than 410,000 Rohingya into neighboring Bangladesh.

Suu Kyi condemned human rights violations and said anyone responsible would face the law but she did not address U.N. accusations that the military campaign in Rakhine state was textbook ethnic cleansing.

Here are some reactions to her speech from diplomats, aid agency officials, human rights groups and others:

JAMES GOMEZ, Amnesty International regional director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Aung San Suu Kyi today demonstrated that she and her government are still burying their heads in the sand over the horrors unfolding in Rakhine State.

PHIL ROBERTSON, Human Rights Watch deputy director, Asia Division.

In response to Suu Kyis statement that army clearance operations have ceased since Sept. 5 If that is true, then who is burning all the villages weve seen in the past two weeks?

TIN MAUNG SWE, secretary of the Rakhine State government

He praised Suu Kyi for her transparency but was not optimistic about her pledge to promote harmony between Muslims and the largely Buddhist ethnic Rakhine communities in the state.

The situation is ready to explode. It just needs a single spark.

SEIN WIN, Myanmar defense minister

We will protect the ones who are in line with the law There are still many Muslim villages. We are taking good care of them, he said, as he arrived for Suu Kyis speech.

PAUL EDWARDS, UNICEF deputy representative in Myanmar

We have to take at face value what she said about there being no further military operation since Sept 5. But of course none of us really know whats happening there if were not there.

MARZUKI DARUSMAN, chair of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar

Two main issues emerge the categorical readiness of the government of Myanmar to receive back returnees at any time on the basis of a procedure that will have to be discussed at some point. And secondly, the readiness of the government to undertake to be globally scrutinized by the international community. T...

22:20

The rest of the story "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Everywhere I turn the last day or two, someone is posting that spectacular video of a Nazi getting punched in Seattle and really getting walloped, ending up flattened and unmoving on the sidewalk. The puncher knew what he was doing.

I approve of Nazi-punching. I know, its violent action, but when youre dealing with people advocating for genocide, a little ramping up of the response is appropriate and necessary. Not whip-out-a-gun-&-shoot escalation, not run-em-over-with-a-car execution, which is what they have done, but we cant avoid a sock-em-in-the-jaw response to fighting words and extreme provocation. And yes, I think its fair to regard parading about in Nazi gear is extreme provocation.

The Stranger also has more background on the incident.

  • Obviously, the man is wearing an armband with a Nazi swastika on it, on public transportation,
    in Ballard and center city. Hes spoiling for a confrontation.

  • He harassed a black man on the bus.

  • He was wandering around, yelling at random people it was characterized as Alex Jones style yelling.

  • Other people were alarmed enough that they called the police.

  • He threw a banana at someone and called them an ape.

  • When the police arrived, nothing was done because the Nazi would not press charges, nor would anyone else complain.

Its fair to say he was trying to provoke a reaction. He got one. Im actually a little more troubled by this than I am by the punching:

When the man in the armband began to recover, he rolled over onto his hands and knees and reached up to someone for help, but nobody wanted to help him, Duff said. Soon, police officers patrolling the area arrived to the scene and the crowd dispersed.

Everyone was so joyous, Duff said. It was like a bonding for the community.

No. Dont be joyous. Punching Nazis is an unpleasant, necessary action, not something to celebrate and bond over. Lets take this seriously: we have a genuine problem with a subset of the citizenry advocating for racism and normalizing deportation and mass murder, and we have to take a range of actions, most of them political and social, against themand sometimes that may involve physically subduing them. Lets not do it because its fun. Do it because we want to suppress violence....

22:15

John Robb: Trump Insurgency is Dead, Trump Captured "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The OODA loop of Trumps Insurgency has been Smashed

That insurgency is now over.  Its OODA loop is smashed.

Worried that Trump would end existing US spending/policies (largely, still geared to cold war priorities), the senior military staff running the Trump administration launched a counter-insurgency against the insurgency. They have been successful (if only they were half as good fighting against real world insurgencies).  Heres how:

  • Former generals took control of key staff positions.
  • They purged staff members that were part of the insurgency and tightly limited access to Trump.
  • Finally, and most importantly, they took control of Trumps information flow.

That final step changed everything.

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Tip of the Hat to Owl for referring this excellent post to Phi Beta Iota.

22:15

Police detention center in Rhodes turned into hot spot for 120 souls incl children (video) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

One hundred twenty people, many women, young children and babies. Refugees and migrants. One hundred twenty souls live in a place with capacity for forty people. They spend their days and nights in the detention center of the Police Headquarters of the island of Rhodes, next to the prison. An unofficial hot spot where migrants

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22:14

Israel destroys Hezbollah drone threatening Golan airspace "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Military says UAV flew from Damascus, infiltrated Israeli territory and was destroyed by Patriot missile

22:13

Global Debt Bubble Understated By $13 Trillion Warn BIS "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Global debt bubble may be understated by $13 trillion: BIS
Central banks central bank warns enormous liabilities have accrued in FX swaps, currency swaps & forwards
Risk of new liquidity crunch and global debt crisis
 The debt remains obscured from view warn BIS

Global debt may be under-reported by around $13 trillion because traditional accounting practices exclude foreign exchange derivatives used to hedge international trade and foreign currency bonds, the BIS said on Sunday.

Bank for International Settlements researchers said it was hard to assess the risk this missing debt poses, but that the main worry was a liquidity crunch like the one that seized FX swap and forwards markets during the financial crisis.

The $13 trillion unaccounted-for exposure exceeds the on-balance-sheet debt of $10.7 trillion that data shows was owed by firms and governments outside the United States at end-March.

The fact these FX derivatives do not appear on financial and non-financial institutions balance sheets under current accounting rules means little is known about where the debt lies.

The debt remains obscured from view, Claudio Borio, head of the BISs monetary and economic department, and two colleagues, Robert McCauley and Patrick McGuire, said in its latest quarterly report.

Accounting conventions leave it mostly off-balance sheet, as a derivative, even though it is in effect a secured loan with principal to be repaid in full at maturity, BIS said.

Explaining the risk they added: In particular, the short maturity of most FX swaps and forwards can create big maturity mismatches and hence generate large liquidity demands, especially during times of stress.

When buying a foreign asset, a domestic investor has three choices: buy a currency forward, undertake an FX swap or do a repurchase transaction.

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22:12

20 Tweets People Who Shop In Aldi Will Truly Understand "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

Aldi are a global low budget supermarket with 10,366 stores across 17 countries. Buzzfeed recently curated a list of 20 tweets that show their incredible consistency across the globe starting with their superhuman speed cashier scanning:

1. First of all, can we talk about how fast the cashiers scan groceries?

2. H o n e s t l y.

3. Dont bother trying to bag at the register.

4. Unless youre *that* good.

5. Sometimes Aldis selection is limited.

22:05

Fed Minutes More Show Than Substance (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Fed Minutes More Show Than Substance Video Peter Schiff Video Source

The post Fed Minutes More Show Than Substance (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:03

Misleading headlines about Equifax's *earlier* hack "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Misleading headlines about Equifax's *earlier* hack

Woah! Calm down media. Equifax *did* go public about the earlier incident, and it was reported in the security press.

22:02

Let. Gen. Amunggut Tabi: Penghalang Utama dan Pertama Papua Merdeka ialah Ego Aktivis Papua Merdeka "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Dari Markas Pusat Pertahanan (MPP) Tentara Revolusi West Papua (TRWP). Lieutenant-General Amunggut Tabi menjawab pertanyaan Papua Merdeka News (PMNews) terkait pesan singkat yang disampaikan ke redaksi PMNews beberapa waktu lalu terkait ULMWP, pejuang Papua Merrdeka, dan tokoh ULMWP. PMNews menanyakan "Mengapa Gen. Wenda fokus kepada ego dan mematikan ego dalam kaitannya dengan Papua Merdeka daam

Let. Gen. Amunggut Tabi: Penghalang Utama dan Pertama Papua Merdeka ialah Ego Aktivis Papua Merdeka was originally published on PAPUAPost.com

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22:01

Israel Says Shoots Down Drone Over Golan Heights Frontier With Syria Patriot Missiles Takes Down Hezbollah Pilotless Aircraft "IndyWatch Feed War"

JERUSALEM Israel shot down a pilotless aircraft that tried to enter its airspace at its Golan Heights frontier with Syria on Tuesday, the Israeli military said.

Israeli media said a Patriot interceptor missile was used in the incident.

(Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Jeffrey Heller)

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The military said that this was not the first time Hezbollah uses intelligence-gathering drones against Israel, but added that this time the drone was unusually close to the Israeli border.
The drone was downed over the border Syrian town of Quneitra.

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Israel will not allow Iran, Hezbollah or other forces to infiltrate or get near its territory in the Golan Heights, the IDF Spokespersons Unite said in a statement.

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Earlier this month, foreign media reports claimed that Israeli warplanes struck a chemical arms plant in Syria from Lebanese airspace. The Syrian army general command confirmed in a statement the attack on what they called a military facility, and said that two people were killed and extensive damage was caused. Israel refused to comment on the reports.

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Last year, the Israeli military unsucessfully tried to intercept an unmanned aerial vehicle that breached its airspace. The drone entered 4 kilometers deep into Israeli territory before returning to Syria. The Israel Defense Forces tried to shoot down the drone three times first with two Patriot missiles, and then with a fighter jet, which fired an air-to- air missile at it. But as far as the army can tell, the drone escaped unscathed.

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In March, the Air Force said an Arrow mi...

22:00

Berto Jongman: Russias New Theory of Information Warfare "IndyWatch Feed War"

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RT, Sputnik and Russias New Theory of War

How the Kremlin built one of the most powerful information weapons of the 21st century and why it may be impossible to stop.

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22:00

Suck it Hollyweird: 2017 Emmy ratings reach new low "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From Yahoo: Praise, wee CBS broadcast of the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards delivered all-time lows. The Stephen Colbert-hosted ceremony drew 9.6 million total viewers (others are reporting the final number was 11.4 million) and a 2.2 rating in the Continue reading

21:58

China Detains Man for Selling Service to Evade Internet Firewall "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Chinese authorities have detained a software developer for selling computer services that allow internet users to evade China's "Great Firewall," which blocks access to thousands of websites, from Facebook to Twitter to some news outlets, a media report said Monday.

The software developer, who is from the coastal province of Jiangsu, near Shanghai, was arrested in late August and held for three days for building a small business to sell virtual private networks, the Global Times newspaper reported, citing the official Xinhua news agency. VPNs create encrypted links between computers and allow Chinese web users to see blocked sites by hiding the address from government filters.

Subscribers paid 10 yuan, or about $1.50, for one month of the developer's service. Authorities also seized the developer's earnings, which totaled 1,080 yuan, or about $165.

Some internet businessmen have faced far harsher punishments: Earlier this year, a 26-year-old entrepreneur who sold VPN services in Dongguan, near Hong Kong, was sentenced to nine months in prison.

How far away from having this happen in the West are we, really?


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21:56

Bobbie Houston Instagram: HAPPY (AUSSIE) BIRTHDAY to my/our gorgeous son @joelhouston those eyes tell it all. Love you darling. Mum!! "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUEEN BOOBIE OF HELL$ONG: HAPPY (AUSSIE) BIRTHDAY to my/our gorgeous son @joelhouston those eyes tell it all. Love you darling. Mum!! ...

21:55

The Color of Law "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Richard Rothsteins The Color of Law is a good history of government discrimination against African-Americans in the housing market. Most notably, the FHA and the VA refused to guarantee mortgage loans or loans to builders unless the neighborhood was segregated. Indeed, the FHA wouldnt loan money if there were too many African Americans living nearby.

In 1940, for example, a Detroit builder was denied FHA insurance for a project that was near an African American neighborhood. He then constructed a half-mile concrete wall, six feed high and a foot thick, separating the two neighborhoods, and the FHA then approved the loan.

Rothstein is no libertarian but to his credit he does acknowledge that one of the few anti-segregation forces in the early twentieth century was the Lochner influenced reasoning of the Supreme Court. In Louisville, Kentucky, wealthy blacks began to buy houses in previously white neighborhoods. In response, the city passed an ordinance making it illegal for blacks to move into majority-white neighborhoods and vice-versa. The NAACP organized a test case. Warley, an African American, agreed to buy a house from Buchanan, if not prevented by law from doing so. Buchanan then argued that the law reduced the value of his house because he could not sell to Warley or other African-Americans. Thus, the ordinance was a taking which violated the 14th Amendment right not to be deprived of property without due process of law.

The State of Kentucky responded with a brief arguing that segregation was divinely ordained and that negroes carry a blight with them ...

21:55

Happy Birthday CIA: 7 Truly Terrible Things the Agency Has Done in 70 Years "IndyWatch Feed World"

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(ANTIMEDIA)  On Monday, President Trump tweeted birthday wishes to the Air Force and the CIA. Both became official organizations 70 years ago on September 18, 1947, with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947.
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21:53

After Self-Reflection, Journalists Discover Theyve Been Too Critical Of Democrats "IndyWatch Feed National"

Journalism is in crisis. After some much-needed self-examination, however, reporters are finally beginning to figure out why many Americans are souring on their industry: Theyve been too critical of the Democratic Party.

The trend was evident in 2016, when media outlets decided to focus on Hillary Clintons corruption, favor trading, and subsequent cover-up attempts. As any journalism professor could tell you, the purpose of reporting is to answer basic questions, like Who? What? When? Where? Why? And does this story help bolster the chances of the Democratic Partys candidate or not?

So sayeth self-styled journalism ethicist Jay Rosen, and other theorists of the trade like Jay Jarvis. There was too much reporting going on, they argue. Democracy dies in excessive transparency, apparently. Who is at fault for the election of Donald Trump, they ask, as if Clinton had been predestined to wear her crown. And did journalists do enough to propel history in the proper direction?

There is plenty of data available on this question. Its difficult to believe this now, but at one point a number of top media outlets considered the first-ever FBI investigation of a major presidential candidate in the history of the republic to be somewhat newsworthy. So they proceeded to cover the candidates many lies, her purging of somewhere around 30,000 pieces of evidence, and the FBIs shes-so-freaking-guilty-but-not-guilty verdict. And when authorities uncovered a computer that should have been in the possession of the FBI but was instead accessible to the sex-addicted husband of a top Hillary aide, they reported that, as well. This should have all been ignored.

On numerous occasions during her book tour, Clinton argued that the press didnt do its job which is to say, help her get elected. Considering the sycophantic coverage afforded her and her for...

21:53

After My Husbands Death, Im Learning To Steward The Light He Left Behind "IndyWatch Feed National"

When you lose someone, you go through a lot of metaphors. Our vocabulary falters in the face of death.

Today is the two-year anniversary of the death of my husband, Jake. It took me about a year to come up with something that felt like it made sense of what I was feeling.

In the weeks after Jake died, letters and cards flooded in from friends and strangers alike. With each cards arrival, Id edge open the envelope in a stunned sort of sadness. I sat over the rough-hewn, wooden dining room table wed picked out together just months before he died, cross-legged and pregnant, poring over sometimes dozens of notes a day.

And with every envelope, Id have a glimmer of hope, that somehow, someway, this one would have an answer inside. I knew at the time it was irrational, but I couldnt stop. The hope was too tantalizing. Maybe this was the onethis card would explain everything! This letter would give me the reason our lives had been so utterly shattered in an instant. But the fact is those words, no matter how well-meaning and wise, couldnt tell me that. Even Scripture could only reassure, not really explain in the way humans want but cant have.

The reasons for Jakes death are not apparent. Luckily, the reasons for continuing to live are. But I searched for a way to say what I was feeling.

I love the idea of the divine spark. It crosses a lot of cultures and religions, the idea that you carry a bit of the Creator inside you, that it animates your life.

Jakes life always brings to mind a spark and then some. Jakes soul, to me, was a bonfire. He was here and he was in your face and he was warm and bright. He roared with enthusiasm at the beginning, even the hope of something new, sometimes a little too much. His glow was infectious, throwing sparks into the night air, silhouetted against a dark sky before they landed on everyone in his vicinity. He mellowed to embers as the night wore on, usually over a glass of bourbon or a beer.

I lived seven years of my life looking into a bonfire. I warmed my hands and found comfort in its flame. There were times when I damn near burnt myself or got a giant waft of smoke at exactly the wrong time.  Because thats life. And thats fire. Its not all smores and sweetness.

Everyone whos loved someone knows that light and warmth. Everyone whos lost someone knows the feeling when it goes dark and cold one day.

When that happens at any time, its jarring. When it happens without warning, even more.

The light went out. This fire Id stood next to for seven years just went out, like a flood light on a switch. Boom. Imagine staring into a fire, and then suddenly turning 180 degrees to survey the woods behind you. I couldnt see. I was standing in what otherwise was my life, and I...

21:53

If It Were Honest, Hollywood Would Have Given Trump An Emmy Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

First of all, I didnt watch the Emmy Awards. I think award shows are silly and, judging by the rock-bottom ratings, so does the rest of America. Theyre irrelevant to everyone but the blogosphere and Hollywood. Its basically showbiz rewarding itself for finally being woke, and I find the level of smug, self-satisfaction nauseating.

From what I can tell, this year the Emmys were all about putting politics over content (even more than usual), which is fine. I get itHollywood needed to make itself feel better after its very public and crushing defeat. Many Hollywood personalities are still licking their wounds after parading around and threatening to move to Canada if Trump won. Yet here they are, embracing Sean Spicer and patting themselves on the back at an award show.

There is no better example of Hollywoods ability to put entertainment above anything elsemorals, values, the person they have been raging against for the past yearthan Spicers appearance on last nights show. For all the post-election hysteria about how we cant normalize President Trump literally Hitler and the hullabaloo they made over Trump appearing on Jimmy Fallon or hosting Saturday Night Live, Spicy practically got a standing ovation last night when he rolled out on stage. He was the belle of the ball. For all of its self-righteous acceptance speeches about smashing the patriarchy and diversity, when Hollywood has a moment to entertain you, theyll seize it. When the chips are down and they needed a viral moment, they didnt hesitate to turn to Trumps ex-press secretary to get it.

Lets Be Real About Sean Spicer

I have no problem with Spicy doing the talk show circuit and rehabbing his image; he was made a laughingstock and deserves to have a little fun, too. What I do take issue with is todays host of journos and bloggers clutching their pearls about how damaging it is to have Spicer appear on the Emmys. To those people, I ask: have you been alive for the past, well, forever?

All politicians lie. All of them. Thats what makes them politicians. Maybe they dont lie as blatantly or overtly about stuff that is easily disproven, but they all lie and use Hollywood to shill for their agenda. Remember when President Obama appeared on Between Two Ferns to sell millennials on Obamacare? Remember Bill Clinton playing the sax on The Arsenio Hall Show? I do. And they all use their press secretaries to make sure their administration stays on brand.

Its all spin. Why is anyone acting like Spicy did anything other than exactly what his job description required? Its the press secretarys job to lie to the American public. We can dress it up however we want, but thats essentially what theyre doing.

In America, at any given time, approximately half the population believes the lie and the other half...

21:53

What American Schools Should And Should Not Learn From China "IndyWatch Feed National"

We Americans have tried many things to improve U.S. education outcomes, including out-spending many nations. Yet, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which ranks global education systems by assessing 15-year-old students reading, mathematics, and science literacy every three years, American students end up in the middle of the pack with little improvement year after year.

Students from East Asia, such as Singapore, mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong dominate the top 10 in all three subjects, especially on math and science (theres an ongoing debate whether the PISA result is rigged). Since the East Asia region is dominated by people with Chinese-style education systems, does this mean Chinese schools are superior to American schools?

Some people think so. Since Amy Chua published her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, many Americans look to Chinese culture for answers to save American education. Lenora Chu, an American who lived in China with two children, took it a step further. In her recent book and an accompanying essay that appeared recently in The Wall Street Journal, she argues that what American students need are Chinese schools.

Heres What Chinese Schools Have Done Well

When I went through the K-12 education system in China, teachers always expected each one of us to give our best effort. They never talked about learning being fun. Instead, they emphasized the merit of hard work. Thus, they do not dumb down the content to ensure that kids at the bottom of the class understand. Instead, they did everything they could to ensure the content was challenging even for the best in the class. They instill the belief in every student that anyone who works hard and devotes enough time will eventually get it.

Chinese teachers set high expectations for their students partly because a teachers compensation is closely tied to his or her students academic performance. While in America teachers unions have repeatedly repelled or undermined efforts to implement performance-based compensation for teachers, Chinese teachers accept such a compensation structure as a no-brainer. Good Chinese teachers receive handsome performance bonuses and special allowances. They are also highly sought-after by private tutoring companies, which offer to double or triple teachers incomes outside their regular school hours.

Chinese parents also set high expectations for students. My parents ma...

21:52

How Segregating Kids By Age Led To Youth Culture And Fueled Family Disintegration "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Youth culture is a benign phrase for the post-World War II phenomenon of age segregation. In truth it is a radioactive element in our society, one conveniently co-opted by the wealthy and powerful to ensure a more manageable, less rooted populace.

The post-war era witnessed the culmination of efforts to standardize mass compulsive state education, a movement initiated in eighteenth-century Prussia. Propaganda not only insisted professionals would do a better job of educating, but also proclaimed a moral duty to hand children over for socialization. The American faith in the new bureaucratic class, which they saw as having rescued them from the Great Depression and Hitler, was so strong that they succumbed without protest.

One-room schoolhouses where older children cared for the smaller were a thing of the past. Instead, children of vastly different abilities were shuttled into factory-sized buildings and sorted by one category alone: age. They were isolated from extended families and from the aged who were increasingly sentenced to nursing homes and elderly communities. Classroom sizes steadily ballooned, assuring children received even less of the adult attention they need and crave.

Although the effects of stratification harmed learning ability, no one questioned this brave new system. Lacking guidance, herded like cattle, and treated as indistinguishable units, children craved ways to distinguish themselves from one another. Thus the catastrophe of youth culture came upon the world, facilitated by the explosion of cheap goods in the post-war boom.

Cut Off From Adult Influence

Age may recognize wisdom and the value of the unprofitable. The youth, though, were cut off and left to their undeveloped resources to craft identities, and were thus unguarded and ripe for advertisers. A unique identity required novelty, fashion, and stimulation, a recipe for endless demand which capitalism absorbed with glee. Trend followed trend, making the conspicuous consumption of the 1920s appear quaint and restrained. Thus youth culture and capitalism made a toxic marriage, one the youth often claimed to disdain as they aged, though they remained addicted to endless novelty.

Beauty, goodness, truth, slowness, wisdom: these are not profitable commodities one can update by the season; neither are dictionaries. This was how a culture shaped by peer pressure, impulse, and the frenzy of constantly stimulated emotion decided love is love.

Any responsible caregiver worth her salt knows love is love is tautological nonsense. Love is love translates as dont judge. But to love a child means endlessly guiding, shaping, disciplining, and explaining, all of which requires judgment, discernment, and picking some things over others....

21:52

How To Address Irans Aggressive Contributions To Middle East Turmoil "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

For years, Irans nuclear program has been in the international spotlight, leading to a highly controversial and flawed global pact aimed at curbing Tehrans nuclear ambitions.

That pact, known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, hasnt reined in Irans belligerence. Instead, Irans ballistic missile program and dangerous collaboration with North Korea have become new sources of concern for the global community, while its proxies and influence in the quagmires of Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria pose troubling threats.

New Reports Suggest Iran Has Missile Factories In Syria

Irans Syria campaign has already caused unprecedented mayhem in the Levant, driving more than half a million to their deaths, displacing above 12 million, and leaving a country in ruins. Tehran-blessed Shiite militias are on the march in pursuit of implementing and fanning the regimes interests. Most recently, reports indicate Iran has established missile factories in Syria, as well as in Lebanon.

Syria is building missile factories with Iranian inspiration, ImageSat International reports. Satellite imagery show detailed views of a valley packed with buildings east of Baniyas, in an area named Wadi Jahannamtranslated Hell Valley. The complex, which takes up several kilometers, contains buildings that resemble factories designed to manufacture surface-to-surface missiles.

Other important military sites include the Port of Tartus, where Russia continues to maintain a highly valued warm water naval presence, and the Khmeimim Air Base near the city of Latakia in western Syria.

The Majlis, Irans parliament, has just approved a $260 million budget increase for the regimes ballistic missile program. Given Irans broad scope of domestic missile sites, as well as its international efforts in Lebanon, Syria, and North Korea, researching the destination of these millions of dollars is worthwhile.

These new actions by Tehran are considered in line with the spawned missile buildup seen earlier in Lebanon. Iran has used its relations with its offspring, the Hezbollah, considered a linchpin in Irans efforts, to launch underground missile production factories in the southern parts of this already troubled country.

These sensitive and highly controversial facilities, buried more than 50 meters underground to enjoy protection from aerial attacks, allow Hezbollah to procure high-tech missiles equipped with state-of-the-art guidance systems and ranging up to 500 kilometers.

Extending Its Grasp Beyond the Middle East

But Iran has far broader ambitions. The Hezbollah and Syria factories are only a chapter in its book of strategies. Reports by the Washington Free Beacon, amongst others, indicate that Iran is eyeing the Atlantic Ocean in its l...

21:52

Long-Distance Psych Evaluations Of Trump Are Just Political Correctness By Another Name "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Interest in the Goldwater Rule, a rule prohibiting certain mental-health professionals from tele-diagnosing public figures and publishing their results, has arisen in the wake of a rare bull market in psychiatric opinions. This precipitous rise in demand in an industry reduced to chasing shrinking insurance dollars is fueled by the medias appetite for anti-Trump psycho-spin.

Theres a civil war in the mental-health establishment between rogue professionals who cant resist grabbing their 15 minutes of fame and the umbrella associations they belong to, which impose the kind of prudence and impulse control you might expect of those who pronounce on everybody elses behavioral health. At its core, this in-fighting reflects the Lefts need to recruit the appearance of scientific truth to undo the trauma of its political dethronement.

I Must Break the Rules to Proclaim My Virtue

Mental-health associations regulate practitioners in the same way bar associations regulate lawyers. They set standards. They control outliers in order to save the integrity and reputation (and no doubt economic viability) of the groups they oversee. On their discipline rests the credibility of the science underlying and justifying each groups practices.

Recently, the major associations have affirmed or tightened their respective versions of the Goldwater Rule. They have determined that the scientific premises of their practices would be compromised by preening practitioners left to their own devices. If you want to be generous, you could also say they were mindful of the crimes psychiatry and psychoanalysis have colluded in committing throughout the twentieth century when they allowed themselves to become politicized and the mouthpieces of powerful interests.

In opposition to their self-restraint and due care, a number of journalists and mental-health professionals have advocated for rescinding the rule. Their arguments portray the rule as a holdover from a famous 1969 Barry Goldwater libel case and in violation of the First Amendment. Muzzling the individual practitioner, they claim, interferes with his or her duty to warn the rest of us of the clear and present danger (both pseudo-authoritative takeovers of legal terms) of the presidents mental state.

Those who defy their associations are depicted as heroically braving censure for the sake of contributing their clinical brilliance to the public conversation. Apparently, we desperately need this to exercise our own political judgment.

The position statements of t...

21:52

To Save Itself, The GOP Needs To Figure Out How To Deliver For Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

While one can accurately question the chess moves made by President Donald Trump, often referred to as Captain Chaos, the strategic abilities of Washingtons Republican leadership are even more questionable.

President Trumps budget deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, over the objections of surprised Republican congressional leaders, is just one such blunder. While Republican leaders wanted a long-term deal, Trump adopted terms offered by the Democrat leadership that kicks the can down the road until December, setting up a wild and difficult holiday season for GOP leaders on Capitol Hill.

Most news reports consider spite to be the Presidents motivation for accepting the Democrats deal. We all know putting the screws to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan is a far pettier pursuit than moving forward a meaningful policy proposal, but nobody should be surprised at this occurrence. It was an inevitable consequence of the way Republican leadership has approached the new president from day one, and it was a completely avoidable mistake. Granted, you could say that about most things involving Republican leaders over the past decade.

Wisdom From Sun Tzu For Todays GOP

A must-read for anyone involved in strategy, particularly military and political, is the fifth century Chinese military treatise The Art of War, by Sun Tzu. A widely-quoted lesson therein advises victorious strategists to seek battle only when the war has already been won: Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

Since Trumps inauguration, the defeated warriors of the Republican establishment, who never dreamed the words president and Trump would ever be used together, have stupidly battled against the president, essentially blocking any of his policy goals since he came into office.

What did GOP leaders think would happen? Did they think Trump would suddenly agree to support their plans instead of his own? Or that telling the president he doesnt understand how things operate on Capitol Hill would work?

As a Gen X-er who has had the pleasure of working for and with Baby Boomers for most of my career, Ive lived this situation and I know how it plays out. When an organization gets a new leader who is not the first choice of executive management, you have two choices. (Yes, in this scenario Republican leadership in Congress are managers within the organization.)

Giving Ground Is Key To Winning Victory

The first option is to try and thwart the new leaders ideas and plans at every chance. But despite your efforts, the new leader will eventually find someone else who will pursue their plans (for instance, by cu...

21:51

UFO books by Australian authors "IndyWatch Feed National"

I was asked recently for a listing of UFO books by Australian authors. So, here it is. If any blog readers know of others, I would appreciate an email to keithbasterfield@yahoo.com.au in order that I may amend this list. Images are courtesy of Amazon Books, unless otherwise credited.

1965. "Flying Saucers Over Australia." James Holledge.



1967. "Flying Saucers Where Do They Come From?" Richard Tambling.



1969. "UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere." Michael Hervey.



1976. "UFOs: The American Scene." Michael Hervey.
1978. "UFOs: A Scientific Enigma." David Seargent.



1981. "UFOs: The Image Hypothesis." Keith Basterfield.

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21:50

Feminism, Not Angela Merkel, Is The Reason German Women Dont Like Feminism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Despite Angela Merkels 12-year tenure as Germanys chancellor, German feminists and the feminists at the New York Times are unimpressed. Correspondent Katrin Bennhold wrote this week, Merkel embodies what feminists the world over have hoped to accomplish, but the rest of Germany has largely not caught up.

Bennholds articlenot so subtly titled, In Angela Merkel, German Women Find Symbol, but Not Saviormistakenly directs disappointment towards Merkel when the fault really lies in feminism. Bennhold details how Merkel has not succeeded in promoting women into the workplace. While 70 percent of women in Germany are employed, just 12 percent of women with children aged three and under have full-time employment. Ninety-three percent of the executive board members of publicly traded German companies are men. German lawmakers recently passed a law requiring large companies to replace departing members of their boards with women until women comprise 30 percent.

Just as Obama did not end structural racism in America, Merkel has not ended structural sexism in Germany, feminist writer Anne Wizorek complained to the Times. Bennhold even dings Merkel for shunn[ing] the word feminist, although at the very end of the article she then reports that so do young German women she interviewed, since they view it as too radical.

Scapegoating the Stay-at-Home Mom

The subjugation feminism envisions is what keeps women out of the workplace to spend their days on domestic duties. Feminists continue to be baffled and frustrated with the stay-at-home mom. While feminists are trying to save women from the oppression they suffer as victims in a patriarchal world, stay-at-home moms are telling people that there is nothing theyd rather do than care for their families full-time.

Feminism elevates the woman who goes to work caring for children every day at a center, but decries the woman who does so vocationally for her own children without pay. The Times article even goes so far as to reference how Nazis awarded medals to mothers of many children. A female German executive unwittingly underlined the catch-22 German women now face due to feminisms saturation of their culture:

...

21:50

4 Health Care Reforms That Will Cut Costs Without Repealing Obamacare "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

While Democrats champion the Affordable Care Act, some moderate Republicans are too worried to fully repeal the bill fearing that some individuals will lose coverage.

The ACA did, in total, increase the number of insured Americans, but at an unnecessary cost. People lost plans they wanted. Many saw their premiums increase. Taxes and fees went up. Regulations held back competition. Nearly two-thirds of doctors said Obamacare decreased health-care quality. The country, already with a doctor shortage, increased demand for doctors with no increased supply, which often leads to rationing and denying care. This is precisely what has happened in the United Kingdom.

Access could have been increased without these side effects. We could have increased access, improved quality, and decreased costs with four reforms: medical licensing, prescription drug regulation, Food and Drug Administration approval streamlining, and better patent law.

If politicians want to pass real affordable care, instead of sucking up to insurance companies, they would tackle these reforms to help the middle and lower class.

1. Reform Medical Licensing

In most states, only licensed doctors are permitted to autonomously care for patients. However, in a growing number of states, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) have been granted full-practice authority in their specialized area.

According to a Duke University study, the influx of nurse competition resulted in comparable, and sometimes superior, care. A RAND Corporation report studying the effects of expanding practice to APRNs in Ohio showed an increase in health care access and use. It also showed that costs will decrease for services that nurses and doctors both provide. Permitting APRNs to practice autonomously in other states should yield similar results. This would fulfill many outcomes politicians are seeking without any negatives.

Unfortunately, doctors lobbies call the change dangerous despite its widespread success, in order to protect themselves from competition. Nobel-Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman explained that licensing laws harm...

21:50

Your Refusal To Date Conservatives Is One Reason We Have Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The popular dating website OkCupid announced Wednesday that it would make the online dating scene a little easier for progressives who cant risk interacting with someone with whom they disagree (imagine the horror!). They announced a partnership with Planned Parenthood that allows site users to put a badge on their profile signifying support for the nations largest abortion provider, much the way Facebook becomes saturated with similar kinds of profile pictures during the newest disaster.

Its hard to not see this as a reaction to the rise of President Trump, as Planned Parenthood has long been a political football tossed back and forth between left and right, although dating sites have never made such an overt venture into politics. But, in our current bizarre world of politics, this represents a widening chasm between those who are most politically active, causing people to see an opposing viewpoint as an all-out assault on their personhood. The irony is that the type of assortative mating OkCupid is encouraging is one factor that allowed for the rise of a candidate like Trump.

The Effects of Assortative Mating

Assortative mating is when someone partners and starts a family with someone of a similar background. It can be based on innate characteristics, such as race and ethnicity, or socioeconomic backgrounds. People have always engaged in assortative mating of some kind or another, but as social scientist Charles Murray explains in his book Coming Apart: The State of White America, 19602010, there was a shift to a particular type of mating in the 60s which continues through the present day.

As cognitive ability became the most valued aspect of human capitaland the biggest predictive indicator for professional successpeople began marrying others with similar intellect. Ivy League graduates marry other Ivy League graduates, and their kids do the same, and so on and so forth, causing severe economic stratification between what Murray calls the New Upper Class and New Lower Class.

This is all developing at a time of increasing polarization in politics. In 2014, the Pew Research Center conducted a study on this issue and found 43 percent of Republicans had a very unfavorable view of Democrats, up from 17 percent in 1994. Thirty-eight percent of Democrats shared the same feeling about Republicansin 1994 it was 16 percent.

Polarization is a result of the emotional reactions that politics naturally bring out in people. The most politically active are the most extreme of each groupthe most likely to surround themselves with only the likeminded, and the least likely to give an inch to an opposing viewpoint.

These groups also vote heavily in primaries, which pushes candidates further left and right. And, as represented by the ascendance of the Tea Party, they deman...

21:47

A Psychedelic Adventure Into The Illusion Of Time "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

A loud and powerful high pitched singing bowl intensely rang throughout my ears, I had just been violently sick and the room was spinning in a dark blue intense swirl of colours. Then silence. It was beautiful- I mean the music was beautiful too, but after 3 hours of intensity I was okay with a little quite. Then the drumming started- it was shamanic drumming. A quick double beat which perked me up and switched the visions to a bright carrot orange medley of geometric patterns. The beat picked up and started with some heavy chants and throat singing- Id had enough of sound and decided to turn the music off.

I now realise how far I had climbed into the depth of psychedelic lala land. It was a mid sized (2 grams) dose of magic mushrooms I had taken, but I have the ability to venture pretty deep with mid to small doses. A few years back I purged during a substanceless meditation and since then simply hitting a djembe drum or singing can send me into trance. Once psychedelics enter my system i go to a far far away land.

I gathered my thoughts, and reminded myself that I am at least part human and embraced the silent space that the intense music had left behind.

Ticktock..ticktock- went the clock in an overwhelmingly strong sound that matched the intensity of the shamanic drumming. I jumped up, looked above the mirror in a place just too high for me to be able to reach and not quite high enough for me not to try. After a moment of stupidly nearly breaking my legs to grab the clock I managed to pull it down and remove the batteries. It was silence real silence and it was beautiful.

I started to laugh, and a thought hit me like a ton of bricks- that clock ticks constantly- morning-night-24/7, in a never ending reminder that we are governed by time. What is even worse is the clock is generally placed up higher than everything in the room, like a shrine to the constant reminder of the tick tock machine. I started to think that we do...

21:47

Pedophile hunters in United Kingdom are doing what police can't - or won't do "IndyWatch Feed World"

New figures obtained by the BBC show officers are becoming increasingly reliant on evidence provided by pedophile hunters. More than 44 percent (114 out of 259) of cases in which an offender meets a child following sexual grooming used "vigilante" evidence in 2016, compared with 20 out of 176 cases in 2014 (11.3 percent). That means police have needed pedophile hunters' help in almost half of child sexual grooming cases put forward for prosecution. Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the national lead for child protection at the National Police Chiefs' Council, told the BBC that although such groups are putting "the lives of children at risk" and "compromising our operations," police would consider working with them. "I'm not going to condone these groups and I would encourage them all to stop, but I recognize that I am not winning that conversation."

21:45

What you need to know about Human Energy and the Power of the Mind "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Do our minds control the Universe? Is our reality created with our thoughts? What did ancient civilizations know about the mind?

21:45

Black Lives Matter and 9/11 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Lets go into the time machine for a moment, and go back to an incident that occurred shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. If you recall it at all, you probably remember it because it cost Bill Maher his job at ABC:

Barbara Olson, a frequent guest, was traveling to a taping of Politically Incorrect aboard American Airlines Flight 77 when it crashed into the Pentagon during the September 11 attacks of 2001. To honor Olson, Maher left a panel chair empty for a week afterwards.

In the aftermath of the attacks, U.S. President George W. Bush said that the terrorists responsible were cowards. In a Politically Incorrect episode on September 17, 2001, Mahers guest Dinesh DSouza disputed Bushs label, saying the terrorists were warriors. Maher agreed, and replied: We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. Thats cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, [its] not cowardly.

At the time, Barbara Olson was best known for hounding the Clintons. Her husband, Ted Olson, played a role on the Republican side in the Florida recount after the 2000 presidential election. In more recent years, hes lent his legal mind to the cause of gay marriage. Dinesh DSouza is a convicted felon who makes unhinged right-wing documentaries and achieved a degree of fame by making incendiary accusations about President Obamas patriotism and loyalty to the country. They were perfect guests for a show that wanted to present politically incorrect opinion.

I was working in an integrated circuit manufacturing lab in central New Jersey when the September 11th attacks occurred. One of the planes flew directly over our campus on its way to the World Trade Center. We lost several members of our companys extended family, so memorial services were still ongoing the day the infamous Politically Incorrect episode aired. The anthrax attacks began the next day (exactly sixteen years ago) and caused our local mail sorting station to be closed down for more than a year. It was a crazy, stressful time, and we were impacted more directly than most people outside the New York metropolitan area.

Overall, we were united in our grief and determination, much like the the country at large, but the first indication I had that there were going to be splits came in the reaction I saw in my coworkers to the firing of Bill Maher. Some, like me, focused on the definition of the word coward, and...

Mapping the Effort to Do Tax Reform "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Even a good faith bipartisan tax reform effort would run into the problem that federal taxation policy has an impact on state and local tax policy, and making changes in deductions will hurt some states while benefitting others. The home mortgage deduction and the deduction for state and local taxes benefit states with high taxes and high home values. Those tend to be traditionally blue states, especially in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country. Its true that the primary beneficiaries tend to be wealthy. They make enough money to make it worth their while to itemize their tax returns, they own real property, and their state and local taxes are more than a pittance. But not every one who pays a mortgage is a fat cat, obviously, and the SALT deduction makes it less painful for state and local legislators to impose taxes, raise revenue, and provide services that lower income people need.

It can be argued that the Mid-Atlantic states (as well as states like Illinois, California and Texas) get a sweet deal on these deductions, and it effectively amounts to lower-tax, lower property value states subsidizing their taxes. On the merits, it might not be wrong to eliminate or cap the home mortgage and SALT deductions. But, as a political matter, its not something too many New York or Pennsylvania or New Jersey Republicans will vote for. Heres just two examples:

I intend to fight it with everything I know how, said Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), who represents a district where 43 percent of tax filers claim SALT deductions and signed a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging him to preserve the break. Its a big deal for states like ours.

Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.), who represents a middle-class Long Island district, said he could never vote for a tax bill that eliminated the deduction, especially for property taxes.

These people have 60-by-100 [foot] plots, theyre paying about $15,000 a year in property taxes, high state income taxes, not into Wall Street, not into stocks and bonds, he said. It would be devastating. These are Trump voters. They didnt vote for him to take away the deduction on their main asset.

Paul Ryan has discussed some possible ways to lesson the blow, perhaps by doubling the standard deduction, for example, but Im not really concerned about what constitutes fair or sensible tax policy in this piece. Im focused on what is politically possible.

There are a bunch of constraints facing the effort to do tax reform. The Republicans want...

21:40

What Is Real Wealth? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

What Is Real Wealth? by Charles Hugh Smith Of Two Minds As for acquiring capitalthe most important types of capital dont require much money. What is real wealth? Money, right? Currency, gold, quatloos, you name it.Money is real wealth...

The post What Is Real Wealth? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:39

Sisi and Netanhayu discuss Palestine in first public meeting "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Egypt president and Israel's prime minister meet on sidelines of UN General Assembly

21:34

The Largest Glaciers in the Rocky Mountains are Melting Faster "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Research on top of the Dinwoody Glacier

SCIENCE The Rockies largest glaciers are melting with little fanfare

From an Article by Benjamin Storrow, E & E News, September 13, 2017

WIND RIVER RANGE, Wyo. Here at the roof of the Continental Divide, one of the Rocky Mountains largest glaciers is in retreat.

A new world is emerging in the wake of the receding ice. In a vast, glacially carved basin, where towering spires of granite dominate the skyline, a small colony of stunted Engelmann spruce has taken up residence in a pile of rocky debris, some 500 feet above the tree line. Bees flit among the yellow mountain asters dotting the boulder field at the glaciers base. Grass grows along a stream where there was, until recently, only snow and ice.

Its a different place today, Darran Wells, an outdoor education professor at Central Wyoming College, observed from a research camp near the base of the Dinwoody Glacier on a recent evening. A regular visitor to the glacier over the last two decades, Wells offered a succinct take on its evolution over his nightly meal, a dehydrated serving of shepards potato stew with beef.

Every year, more grass, less snow, he said.

The largest concentration of glaciers in the American Rocky Mountains are melting, unseen, in this remote corner of Wyoming. More than 100 glaciers cover about 10,000 acres in the Wind River Range, according to a recent study by researchers at Portland State University. No American mountain range outside Alaska and Washington is covered in more ice.

The Wind River glaciers remain some of the least understood ice sheets in North America. Researchers dont have a firm grasp on the amount of water locked away in the alpine ice, and estimates of how much they contribute to local streams vary widely.

Answering those questions requires penetrating a rugged wilderness nearly the size of Rhode Island and climbing to elevations between 11,000 feet and 13,800 feet, where the glaciers hug the crest of the Continental Divide.

Today, a growing number of scientists are pushing into the backcountry to understand these icy reservoirs. Their concern: The Wind River glaciers are retreating just when Wyoming needs them most.

If you havent had proximity to these glaciers,...

21:31

Review: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus The Loop

Apple introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus during a special event at its new Apple Park campus last week. While many people were focused on the launch of the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 is an incredible piece of hardware that features many improvements over its predecessor. Ive been testing both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus for about a week.

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London Calling: The Hackaday UK Unconference Roundup "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A trip to London, for provincial Brits, is something of an undertaking from which you invariably emerge tired and slightly grimy following your encounter with the cramped mobile sauna of the Central Line, its meandering international sightseers, and stampede of besuited commuters heading for the City. Often your fatigue after such an expedition will be that following the completion of a Herculean labour, but just sometimes it will instead be the contented tiredness of a fulfilling and busy time well spent.

Such will be the state of the happy band of the Hackaday community who made it to London this weekend for our UK unconference held in association with our sponsor, DesignSpark. A Friday night bring-a-hack social in a comfortable Bloomsbury pub, followed by Saturday in an auditorium next to one of the former Surrey Commercial Docks for a day of back-to-back seven-minute talks laying out the varied and interesting work our readers are involved in.

Varied and interesting does not even begin to cover the breadth of projects, and expertise covered by you, our readers. It is a constant surprise and delight as a Hackaday editor to see new and interesting fields covered through Hackaday.io projects, and that diversity carried through into this event, with a continuous flow of speakers covering everything from digital privacy through laser-enhanced Nintendo zappers and robotic telepresence devices to stem cell research. We love our community!

The trouble is, with so many attendees and so many high-quality talks, where do we start in trying to describe them? It is probably best then to present an overview from a personal viewpoint, those talks that most stuck in my mind, and to present my apologies to those others who I simply dont have the space in which to mention.

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21:30

Why Many Deaf Prisoners Cant Call Home "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Faulty and outdated technology is pervasive, and upgrades are slow in coming.

21:26

How to read Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Flames raised in Charlottesville reignite not only histories of nativist violence in America and Europe, but the bonfires that erupted on the "first 9/11" Chile in 1973 with the CIA-supported coup which overthrew Salvador Allende.

Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists take part in a protest the night before the 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, VA. NurPhoto/PA Images. All rights reserved.The organizers of the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville last month knew just what they were doing when they decided to carry torches on their nocturnal march to protest the dethroning of a statue of Robert E. Lee. That brandishing of fire in the night was meant to evoke memories of terror, of past parades of hate and aggression by the Ku Klux Klan in the United States and Adolf Hitlers Freikorps in Germany.

The organizers wanted to issue a warning to those watching: that past violence, perpetrated in defense of the blood and soil of the white race, would once again be harnessed and deployed in Donald Trumps America. Indeed, the very next day, that fatal August 12th, those nationalist fanatics unleashed an orgy of brutality that led to the deaths of three people and the injuring of many more.

Millions around America and the world were horrified and revolted by that parade of torches. In my case, however, they also brought to mind deeply personal memories of other fires that had burned darkly so many decades before, far from the United States or Nazi Europe. As I watched footage of that rally, I couldnt help remembering the bonfires that lit up my own country, Chile, in the aftermath of General Augusto Pinochets September 11th coup in 1973 that first 9/11, which, with the active support of Washington...

21:21

Glazov Gang: Anni Cyrus Unveils the Dire Danger of Canadas Anti-Islamophobia Motion "IndyWatch Feed War"

On this new special edition of The Glazov Gang, we are running a stirring speech that our very own Anni Cyrus recently delivered in Toronto, Canada. Anni unveiled The Dire Danger of M103 and cast a terrifying light on how treacherous forces are willfully bringing Sharia and Jihad to your neighborhood. Dont miss it! Subscribe []

21:20

Too Big To Fail Banks: The Robotics Are Coming! Really? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

More and more bank CEOs tout robotics as the answer for the industry's precarious cost position. But will it promise more than it delivers?

21:20

China Stands With Myanmar: We Understand the Problems (China has experience with Muslims) "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Associated Press

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Myanmars State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a televised speech to the nation at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 12:31 AM
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AP) The Latest on the violence in Myanmars Rakhine state and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh (all times local):11:50 a.m.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says that Beijing understands and supports Myanmars efforts to maintain national stability.

Wangs comments, made in New York during a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, came amid a surge in violence in Myanmar, with hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingyas fleeing their villages for safety in Bangladesh. Myanmars government conducted what it called clearance operations after deadly insurgent attacks last month, but the refugees have said security forces and mobs carried out indiscriminate killings and arsons that burned out Rohingya enclaves in the predominantly Buddhist nation.

The comments were released Tuesday by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Wang also said that China looks forward to the war falling silent as soon as possible, when innocents will no longer be hurt, adding that China would be providing emergency humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh to deal with the flood of refugees from Myanmar.

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Myanmars State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a televised speech to the nation at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

11:20 a.m.

Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar are rejecting leader Aung San Suu Kyis claims that many members of their minority group are safe.

Suu Kyi said Tuesday that most Rohingya villages werent hit by violence. She invited foreign diplomats gathered in the capital for her speech to visit villages that were unaffected.

I...

21:20

The Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar and the liberal-powered disengagement from objectivity "IndyWatch Feed World"

The article should be entitled: The Rakine State refugee crisis or the Burmese/Bengali refugee crisis. But readers will be more familiar with headings such as Rohingya refugee crisis or Rohingya genocide. Why is that? On the 25th of August a Saudi-backed terrorist group Arakanese Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA formerly Harakah Al Rakin) attacked thirty police stations in Myanmar's Rakhine State, murdering 12 security forces and two civilians . The Burmese government responded with a full-scale military counter-insurgency operation. 59 insurgents were killed. Burmese authorities leaked information which proves that ARSA leader Ullah Ata had planned the attack with help from outside agents in Pakistani intelligence and ISIS terrorists in Iraq. Supporters of ARSA and the Rohingya cause accuse the Burmese military (Tatmadaw) of burning down Rohingya (Eastern Bengali) villages. The Tatmadaw say the villages have been burned by the terrorists, embedded among the illegal Bengali immigrant communities. Thousands of Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus have fled the violence. Many Buddhist eye witnesses and victims have described massacres committed by Bengali terrorists to local journalists in Myanmar. The stories have not made international headlines.

21:18

Is the ConCon a Con? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Nov. 7 voters in New York State will have an opportunity to gamble. Every two decades the option to call a statewide constitutional convention, or ConCon, appears on ballots. It is a chance to enshrine into law new progressive provisions lawmakers are unwilling or unable to enact campaign finance reforms, term limits on the state legislature and enhanced worker rights and environmental protections. 

Lawmakers in Albany can enact constitutional changes that are subject to voter approval, but a ConCon is the only mechanism in New York that bypasses the legislatures gatekeeping power, said J.H. Snider, who runs the New York State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse. He sees this years vote on a potential ConCon as a much-needed opportunity to clean up the states foundational text.

The constitution needs to be modernized, Snider said of the 43-page document. Its a cesspool. Nobody reads it. Its way too long. Its full of obsolete laws. The ConCon provides a unique democratic function in New York. People may decide they want to exercise that right or not, but they should understand that right.

If voters give the ConCon the go-ahead this November, the following year they will have the ability to elect delegates, three for each of New Yorks 63 Senate districts and 15 statewide. On April 2, 2019 the ConCon would convene in Albany. Any changes to the existing constitution, which dates back to 1894 and was last altered in 1938, will be up to voters to ratify. Delegates can either elect to submit their constitutional alterations on ballots as an entirely new constitution or as a series of amendments to be approved or struck down individually.

We know that our democracy is broken here in New York, said Dick Dadey of the government watchdog Citizen Union, which supports the ConCon. Corruption is rampant. Voter turnout is low. Money is determining the outcome of too many of our political battles, be they legislative fights or elections. The machinery of our democracy is so old, its rusted out. We need to bring it into the 21st century with a new constitution that will value every New Yorker and engage every voice.

Early voting, statewide public financing of elections, term limits on members of the State Assembly and Senate and caps on campaign donations are among the reforms Citizens Union wants the ConCon to institute. Some environmental groups, pointing to the Flint-like water crisis in Hoosick Falls, New York, would like to see the right to clean water and, hell, why not, clean air, written into the constitution as well.

But Co...

21:15

Mechanics of Volvox inversion "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Variation is everywhere in biology. Structural variation is present at molecular, cellular, organismal, and population levels, and functional variation occurs in processes from metabolism to development to behavior. In spite of this, we often describe biology in typological terms, and this is often a source of confusion.

Some variation is crucial; for example, evolution is dependent on genetic variation, and behavioral variation within ant and bee colonies ensures that all the necessary jobs get done. Much variation, though, is simply biological noise, an unavoidable consequence of the mostly analogue nature of living systems. In extreme cases, variation of this sort can complicate and even derail development, but in general development is remarkably robust. A variety of regulatory mechanisms prevent small amounts of variation early in development from being amplified into large variations in adults.

21:15

Apps Infected With Malware Are Secretly Stealing Money From People "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Apps Infected With Malware Are Secretly Stealing Money From People by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan Malware that secretly steals money from users has been downloaded by millions of people. The software is intentionally designed to steal money without people realizing...

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21:14

Gay sex will be taught in school if SSM vote passes, minister warns "IndyWatch Feed World"

Well, be prepared, its about to unleash on you and on us, as a community.

A second Tasmanian Government minister has sounded a warning over same sex marriage, saying schools will be obliged to teach gay and lesbian sexual activity in the classroom if the law is changed. Read More

21:13

Connection of Wright-Patterson AFB, Ray Szymanski and hidden aliens "IndyWatch Feed World"

Here's a well-known mystery: many people believe that aliens and their spacecraft from the Roswell incident are hidden in special tunnels at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Here's a little-known fact: Raymond Szymanski worked at Wright-Patterson for 39 years and wrote a book published in 2016 called 50 Shades of Greys about what he saw there. Here's a new mystery: why is the book suddenly back in the news? Is someone getting us ready for full disclosure? A number of media outlets revisited (or visited) 50 Shades of Greys recently after its author was interviewed by Sun Online. In the book, published in January 2016, Szymanski begins with details of his first days on the job at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1973 when a mentor named Al introduced him to the Avionics Laboratory's Management Operations Office by asking, "Have you heard about our aliens?" "He said that in 1947 there was a crash down in Roswell and they brought the machines and the aliens here for inspection and said they keep them in secret tunnels under the base. When I asked him how he came to know about the secret, he responded, 'Everybody who works on base knows'. I was stunned. Me, a young co-op student barely into his first week, was now initiated into a small select group of 10,000 people and given their most incredible secret ever - that we have aliens and their craft in our tunnels on our base.'"

21:12

Red Alert 2.0: New Android Banking Trojan for Sale on Hacking Forums "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Recent discoveries of dangerous variants of the Android banking Trojan families, including Faketoken, Svpeng, and BankBot, present a significant threat to online users who may have their login credentials and valuable personal data stolen. Security researchers from SfyLabs have now discovered a new Android banking Trojan that is being rented on many dark websites for $500 per month,

21:12

VTT Finland develops 3D printed device for advanced wound care "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Cellulose is the most abundant organic polymer in the world. It is the primary compound in the cell walls of green plants, and is typically used to make paper and cardboard.

At the VTT Technical Centre of Finland, a state owned research and development non-profit, scientists have used nano-structured cellulose to make a 3D printable material.

The nanocellulose paste is now in development to make smart-dressings that heal and monitor skin wounds.

21:12

A Million Pirate Boxes Sold in the UK During The Last Two Years "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With the devices hitting the headlines on an almost weekly basis, it probably comes as no surprise that pirate set-top boxes are quickly becoming public enemy number one with video rightsholders.

Typically loaded with the legal Kodi software but augmented with third-party addons, these often Android-based pieces of hardware drag piracy out of the realm of the computer savvy and into the living rooms of millions.

One of the countries reportedly most affected by this boom is the UK. The consumption of these devices among the general public is said to have reached epidemic proportions, and anecdotal evidence suggests that terms like Kodi and Showbox are now household terms.

Today we have another report to digest, this time from the Federation Against Copyright Theft, or FACT as theyre often known. Titled Cracking Down on Digital Piracy, the report provides a general overview of the piracy scene, tackling well-worn topics such as how release groups and site operators work, among others.

The report is produced by FACT after consultation with the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit, Intellectual Property Office, Police Scotland, and anti-piracy outfit Entura International. It begins by noting that the vast majority of the British public arent involved in the consumption of infringing content.

The most recent stats show that 75% of Brits who look at content online abide by the law and dont download or stream it illegally up from 70% in 2013. However, that still leaves 25% who do access material illegally, the report reads.

The report quickly heads to the topic of pirate set-top boxes which is unsurprising, not least due to FACTs current focus as a business entity.

While it often positions itself alongside government bodies (which no doubt boosts its status with the general public), FACT is a private limited company serving The Premier League, another company desperate to stamp out the use of infringing devices.

Nevertheless, its difficult to argue with some of the figures cited in the report.

At a conservative estimate, we believe a million set-top boxes with software added
to them to facilitate illegal downloads have been sold in the UK in the last couple
of years, the Intellectual Property Office reveals.

Interestingly, given a growing tech-savvy public, FACTs report notes that ready-configured boxes are increasingly coming into the country.

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21:10

Ian Buruma en 'het betrekkelijk goedaardige imperialisme uit Washington' 17 "IndyWatch Feed War"

De reden waarom Ian Buruma achterhaalde mythes gebruikt om zijn betogen te onderbouwen, vloeit voort -- denk ik -- uit een combinatie van factoren. Enerzijds bezit hij te weinig verbeeldingskracht om zich een alternatief voor te stellen voor het huidige almaar totalitairder wordende neoliberale kapitalisme, anderzijds dwingt een onverzadigbare ambitie hem zijn broodheren te behagen. Het zijn de kwalen van de provinciaal die has no mind of his own; he does not trust what his eyes see until he has heard what the metropolis towards which his eyes are turned has to say on any subject, zoals de Ierse dichter Patrick Kavanagh ooit eens opmerkte. Wanneer Buruma, hoogleraar Democracy, Human Rights, and Journalism, verkondigt dat even if the end of Pax Americana does not result in military invasions, or world wars, we should ready ourselves for a time when we might recall the American Empire with fond nostalgia, dan heeft hij het niet over de werkelijkheid zelf, maar over het officieel gesanctioneerde beeld ervan, zoals dat elke dag weer gepropageerd wordt door de commercile massamedia. Het is het beeld van de VS als land of the free, home of the brave, waarvan het betrekkelijk goedaardig imperialisme een zegen voor de mensheid is. Dit beeld van opiniemaker Buruma wijkt fundamenteel af van dat van Amerikaanse intellectuelen als de gezaghebbende historicus Daniel J. Boorstin. Deze in 2004 overleden hoogleraar bekleedde van 1975 tot 1987 de prestigieuze positie van  Librarian of the United States Congress. In zijn boek The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America (1962) beschreef Boorstin de
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21:10

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses nation on Rohingya violence in Myanmar "IndyWatch Feed War"

World leaders have said this speech is Aung San Suu Kyis last chance to avoid international action against Myanmar. A crackdown on the countrys Muslim minority has led to a mass exodus into Bangladesh.

 Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has addressed her nation in a hotly anticipated television address.
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Myanmars State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a televised speech to the nation at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

The 72-year-old Nobel laureate spoke about her countrys crackdown on the stateless Rohingya minority, which she had so far remained silent on. Her refusal to publicly urge restraint from the military had drawn international condemnation.

We condemn all human rights violations and unlawful violence. We are committed to the restoration of peace and stability and rule of law throughout the state, Suu Kyi said in Myanmars capital, Naypyidaw.

Before her live broadcast address, world powers had warned Myanmar of potential action if it did not act to end the crackdown on the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state.

Read more: Rohingya people in Myanmar: what you need to know

Suu Kyi said she felt deeply for the suffering of the civilians who were caught up in the conflict and that she wanted to end the suffering as soon as possible.

We are concerned to hear the number of Muslims fleeing areas to Bangladesh, she said, condemning any human rights violations that may have exacerbated the crisis. She asked for the international communitys help to finding a solution, adding that Myanmar did not fear international scrutiny.

UN probe not helpful

Yet one of her officials, Myanmars envoy to the UN Htin Lynn...

21:06

SSM: NSW Premier breaks ranks with Armenian church ahead of same-sex marriage survey "IndyWatch Feed National"

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has broken ranks with her ethnic church and declared she will be voting Yes in the same-sex marriage postal survey.

Speaking at an event in Sydney, Ms Berejiklian described same-sex marriage as a no brainer and one of the most important human rights issues of our time.

The position has put her at odds with her Armenian Apostolic Church, which claims same-sex marriage would pave the way for radical gay sex education programs to be taught in schools.

Ms Berejiklian, who was born in Australia to Armenian immigrants, is a regular attender of church events and has been to several this year.

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NSW Premier Ms Berejilkian, a single women, who I dont think is a lesbian more an old-maid workaholic says same-sex marriage is a no brainer and one of the most important human rights issues of our time.

So Ms Gladys (quaint old-fashioned name for an old-fashioned gal) Berejilkian has decided:

1. same sex marriage is a no-brainer

2. same sex marriage is one of the most important human rights issues in our time.

Bravo Gladys Why dont you try reading the Holy Bible your Armenian Church believes in yes, the Holy Bible which expressly forbids homosexuality and lesbianism.

Gladys havent you read Romans chapter one, Revelation 22 and Leviticus?

Gladys havent you understood Genesis 1-3 and how God created male and female to form a family and populate the earth?

Gladys have you swallowed the rainbow pill so bad that the same-sex marriage delusion has gone straight to your head, and now you can no longer see Biblical truths?

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SSM: NSW Premier breaks ranks with Armenian church ahead of same-sex marriage survey

19 September 2017

 

21:06

Public Solicitor robbed at his home "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The family of Public Solicitor Jimmy Wala Tamate was held at gun point by five armed criminals at their five mile resident in Port Moresby yesterday afternoon.
The criminals drove into the residential area in a white Toyota Harrier just after Mr. Tamate arrived from work and held him and his family at gun point.

They took his personnel items from his vehicle including a mobile phone, tablet,bank cards, keys to the Public Solicitors office and some court files.

Also a cash of K1000 was taken from his father's bag who was sitting outside the house.
They attempted to steal Mr. Tamate's vehicle but they were unable to reverse it.
They fled the scene as soon as the neighborhood came to assist.
Police were alerted but failed to turn up at the scene.
The family was traumatized of what has transpired.

Mr. Tamate says he will lay a formal complaint today as well as bringing the matter to the attention of the Police Commissioner as to why there was no police presence when the robbery was reported. FM100/PNG Today

21:05

Army Crosses Eastern Bank of Euphrates River in Deir Ezzor "IndyWatch Feed War"

Monday, 18 September 2017 11:23 Deir Ezzor A military source said that army units crossed the eastern bank of the Euphrates River during their continuous operations against ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor, SANA reported. The source told SANA that the army units in cooperation with the allied forces, crossed the Euphrates river from the []

21:03

Ford to tie up with Indias Mahindra, eyes access to huge market "IndyWatch Feed War"

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AFP | Ford and Mahindra will work for three years on a number of areas including electric vehicles, while the US giant will gain crucial access to the huge India auto market

NEW DELHI (AFP)  Ford Motor and Indias Mahindra Group have announced they will work together in a fresh partnership as the US giant looks to boost its presence in one of the worlds fastest growing auto markets.The two, who parted ways from a tie-up in 2005, will co-operate for three years on a number of areas including electric vehicles and sourcing.

Ford is committed to India, said Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president of Global Markets in a statement.

This alliance will allow us to work together to take advantage of the changes coming in the auto industry.

Most foreign auto makers have struggled in the budget-sensitive Indian market and Ford has a less than three percent market share.

The electric car market is expected to explode as governments around the world, including India and the worlds biggest market China saying they intend to shift completely away from fossil fuelled cars within the next few decades.

Mahindra is the only Indian automaker that makes electric cars, and at a fraction of the cost of global brands such as Tesla and an agreement would give Ford access to the cheap technology. Mahindra on the other hand will be given access to new designs and markets.

Abdul Majeed, a partner at consultancy PwC, said more auto makers would in future seek strategic tie-ups as the industry sees a major shift towards greener transport and greater use of information technology.

Alliances are critical to survive going forward. No one can resolve these (issues) on their own, Majeed told AFP.

Theres a fundamental shift happening in the sector and youre getting competition from new emerging companies so you have to align to survive.

Japans Toyota Motor and Suzuki announced plans to work together earlier this year to exchange expertise, while General Motors and Ford are also in various experiments with US ride-sharing giant Uber Technologies.

The announcement marks a U-turn for Ford under new chief executive Jim Hackett after his predecessor Mark Fields had put the firms India business on review.

Bloomberg News contributed to this story

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21:03

China a Different Breed of Government "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION: Why do you say China will replace the West when their government is still the communist party?

ANSWER: China is no more communist than Donald Trump. There is a cycle of life through which we all pass including governments. China revolted against communism. The government may retain that name, but they are no communist in that sense of the word.

I have explained before that Russian communism was concerned about what you thought where as China adopted the tall poppy policy. If Stalin thought you would be a threat to his power you were killed. In China, you could think what you wanted provided you did not step up publicly.

China is not at the same place in the cycle of life as we see in Europe and America. Therefore, China is on the rise and will replace the West which is burdened with socialism they cannot possibly afford.  China learned its lessons and is moving forward despite the name of the government party.

If things got worse in the West, I would apply to China for political asylums.

20:58

Daydreaming Dangerously "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Place and identity are intimately tied to one another. Thats truer in no other musical genre than hip-hop. Kendrick Lamar reps Compton, Chance the Rapper praises Chicago, even Machine Gun Kelly gives a shout out to the 216, a reference to his native Cleveland. Theres always a little bit of hometown pride inherent in the representation, as if only a place like home could spawn a talent like these emcees, whose circumstances and experiences make them unique and define them.

On Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, Open Mike Eagle applies microscopic focus to Chicagos Robert Taylor Homes, where he spent time as a child with his aunt and cousins, painting a grandiose picture of shared experience among communities of color.

The album kicks off with Legendary Iron Hood, which finds Open Mike Eagle positioning himself as a superhero. He rattles off X-Men references, saying Aint nothing gonna stop me now. The album begins with a daydream, and what kid doesnt do this exact thing?

This Iron Hood character makes an appearance in the music video for Brick Body Complex as a masked Michael Eagle defending a model of three high-rise homes from a faceless white businessman. A young girl holds a sign that reads, They forgot about the children. These same kids who would spend days dreaming of superheroes have their homes and very lives threatened. Iron Hood encounters a slew of young, white, wealthy community invaders: a yoga enthusiast, a wax-mustachioed man, a sun-hat-wearing woman sipping juice out of a mason jar.

For Eagle, and for these communities, gentrification is an imminent threat, a form of violence. In the case of the Robert Taylor Homes, the dismantlement of the housing complex as Chicago moved to a low-rise, mixed-income public housing model in the early 2000s the so-called Plan for Transformation led to widespread displacement on the citys South Side.

In the Brick Body Complex video, the faceless villain destroys two of the high-rises before he is confronted by Iron Hood. Our villain threatens Iron Hood but our hero is unafraid. Troubled by this defiance, the villain demolishes the third and final high-rise, prompting Iron Hood to fight the villain. In an effort to unmask this ruiner of homes, Iron Hood unmasks himself as well, and he is left to deal with the police and answer for his own violence. You only need to be peripherally aware of the modern day news cycle to know how this story will end.

The song contains a call to attention an enormous priority for Eagle. Hes currently developing a comedy and music show for C...

20:58

Proof Russia Wasnt Source of Democratic Party Leaks "IndyWatch Feed War"

Julian Assange Offers U.S. Government Proof Russia Wasnt Source of Democratic Party Leaks, Says WSJ

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20:56

Early Linux 4.14 Kernel Benchmarks Are Looking Promising "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

I've begun running some Linux 4.14-rc1 kernel benchmarks and in some areas there appears to be nice gains with this in-development kernel...

20:56

Europes Five Undeclared Nuclear Weapons States. Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Turkey "IndyWatch Feed War"

Double Standards? Europes Five Undeclared Nuclear Weapons States. Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Turkey

Are Turkey, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy Nuclear Powers?

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20:55

20:54

Bitmoney.eu expanding outside of EU by adding POLi payment method for New Zealand and Australian customers "IndyWatch Feed National"

It is only a matter of time now before cryptocurrencies become completely mainstream. Bitcoin is far more advanced when compared to other cryptocurrencies. Bitmoney.eu, an online bitcoin-purchasing platform, is looking to be at the very front of this shift towards a crypto-economy. Bitcoin is a secure and private way to hold money while also guaranteeing Continue reading Bitmoney.eu expanding outside of EU by adding POLi payment method for New Zealand and Australian customers

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20:51

CyberPol President announces cancellation of CyberPOL SoC with Protecting Tomorrow USA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The President of CYBERPOL Ricardo Baretzky announced today that the deal to host CyberPOL SoC with Protecting Tomorrow, a nonprofit company in the USA, has been declined and suspended. He stated that the decision was made under Art. 18.5 of the CyberPOL organizational statutes granting the President full and complete powers to veto rights in all cases with regards to all decisions made by the general assembly that is not in the organization interest.

20:51

Nancy Pelosi called a liar, unable to hold a news conference Confronted by immigration rights protesters about her DACA talks with Trump "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Washington Post
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Immigration activists confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as she tried to hold a news conference Sept. 18. The protesters are upset she is negotiating with President Trump over the Dream Act. (California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance)

Protesters angrily confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday  and she tried in vain to quiet them  about her emerging agreement with President Trump to provide legal protections to young undocumented immigrants.

In a dramatic exchange in her home town of San Francisco, Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) appeared at an event designed to call on Congress to immediately pass the Dream Act, bipartisan legislation that would enshrine legal protections for hundreds of thousands of dreamers into law. But after Pelosi spoke, about 40 protesters walked up to the front of the room and started shouting, taking over an event where Lee, Huffman and other activists had yet to speak.

She had just recounted to the crowd details of a dinner meeting last week with Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) where they discussed crafting an agreement that would couple the Dream Act with unspecified plans to bolster security along the U.S.-Mexico border. The deal would allow the roughly 700,000 people enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program to stay in the country after the program ends in early March. Trump pulled the plug on the Obama-era program last month, calling on Congress to make the legal protections permanent by law.

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Protesters yell as U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., not shown, tries to speak during a press conference on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 in San Francisco. Several dozen young immigrants shouted down Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, on Monday during an event in San Francisco, following her recent conversations with President Donald Trump over the future of a program that grants many of them legal status. (Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

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20:48

Uprooted families continue protest against Indian dam "IndyWatch Feed World"

A day after the inauguration of Indias biggest dam, activists vowed to keep fighting for the tens of thousands of displaced people to be resettled and compensated.

20:47

Researchers demonstrate how to steal Bitcoin by exploiting SS7 issues "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Hackers have exploited security weaknesses in SS7 protocol to break into a GMail account, take control of a bitcoin wallet and steal funds.

In June 2016, researchers with Positive Technologies demonstrated that it is possible to hack Facebook accounts by knowing phone numbers by exploiting a flaw in the SS7 protocol. The technique allows bypassing any security measure implemented by the giant of the social networks.

SS7 is a set of protocols used in telecommunications ever since the late 1970s, enabling smooth transportation of data without any breaches.

The security issue in the Signaling System 7 could be exploited by criminals, terrorists and intelligence agencies to spy on communications. The SS7 protocol allows cell phone carriers to collect location data related to the users device from cell phone towers and share it with other carriers, this means that exploiting the Signaling System 7 a carrier is able to discover the position of its customer everywhere he is.

The team of researchers from Positive Technologies is the same that demonstrated how to hack WhatsApp and Telegram accounts by leveraging on the SS7 protocol.

The attack method devised by the experts from Positive Technologies works against any service that relies on SMS to verify the user accounts, including Gmail and Twitter.

More than a year later, the situation is unchanged, flaws in Signaling System 7 protocol can be exploited to intercept one-time two-factor authentication tokens in SMSs.

If an attacker can reach the SS7 equipment it can hijack messages and calls. Suck kind of attacks could be carried on by compromising the SS7 equipment of a Telco company or by an insider, the attacker just needs the number of the target.

Back to the present, boffins at Positive Technologies obtained access to a telcos Signaling System 7 platform, with permission for research purposes.

This time the researchers demonstrated that it is possible to control a victims Bitcoin wallet by exploiting SS7 issues.

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20:46

Clang-Refactor Tool Lands In Clang Codebase "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The clang-refactor tool is now living within the LLVM Clang SVN/Git codebase...

20:45

Nomi Prins On The How G7 Central Banks Are Coordinating Monetary Policies Together (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Nomi Prins On The How G7 Central Banks Are Coordinating Monetary Policies Together Video Financial Repression Authority Video Source

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20:44

America May Push Iran into Becoming the Next Nuclear Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Its no secret that the Trump administration is busily building a case to have the United States repudiate the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran. Even when the president grudgingly conceded that Tehran was complying with the explicit terms of the accord, he groused that Iranian leaders were violating the spirit of the document...

20:44

You Wont Believe How the Girl Scouts Are Serving the Globalists "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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In a world turned upside down, even the Girlscouts arent exempt from the perversions and pseudoscience beliefs that run so deep through our country. The following should shock you.

 

 

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20:38

SCons 3.0 Released "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For those that haven't jumped fully on the Meson build system bandwagon, the SCons 3.0 software construction utility is now available...

20:35

FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERTS 091901 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

All Groups FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERTS 091901 [Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.] Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.   Advertisements Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 091901, E-E ALERTS, FIRE-EARTH Alerts, FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERT, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, FIRE-EARTH Science

20:32

Solid and liquid cats, didgeridoos and cheese disgust scoop Ig Nobel awards "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The annual awards ceremony for research that first makes you laugh, then makes you think took place at Harvard University on Thursday evening, with three bona fide Nobel laureates, including the British-born economist Oliver Hart, on hand to distribute prizes.


Scientists from around the globe gathered for annual ceremony celebrating research that first makes you laugh, then makes you think.

20:30

Iraqi PM Demands Suspension of Kurdish Referendum "IndyWatch Feed War"

Baghdad (MEE Supreme court orders suspension after receiving complaints over constitutional validity of 25 September vote.

Iraqs prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has formally demanded that the Kurdistan region suspend its plan to hold a referendum on independence after the countrys supreme court ordered its suspension.

The Iraqi supreme court approved Abadis demand to consider the breakaway of any region or province from Iraq as unconstitutional, his office said.

Related: Iraqi Parliament Preemptively Declares Kurdish Referendum Invalid

Holding (the referendum) will lead to dangerous outcomes, resulting in the division of Iraq and threatening civil peace.

A spokesman for the supreme court said it had issued the order to suspend until it examines the complaints it has received over this plebiscite being unconstitutional.

The court took the decision after it reviewed requests to stop the referendum.

A source in parliament said at least three politicians had filed complaints against the poll.

Neighbours Turkey and Iran, as well as the United States and United Nations, have pleaded for the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq to settle its differences with Baghdad through negotiations rather than secession. Israel has been the only country to back the vote.

Iraq PM Haider Al-Abadi
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No Kurdish Response

The courts order bears legal weight but it cannot be implemented in practice in the Kurdish region, which has its own police and its own government

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani has said a yes vote would not trigger an immediate declaration of independence but rather kick-start serious discussions with Baghdad.

He has already rej...

20:30

Hurricane Maria Strengthens to Category 4, Threatens Caribbean "IndyWatch Feed War"

Martinique (TeleSUR The intense inner core is expected to pass near Dominica in the next few hours.

Hurricane Maria has rapidly increased in strength to a major Category 4 hurricane as it closes on the Leeward islands. It was 70 kilometers northeast of Martinique and a little further from Dominica as of 4 p.m. local time, moving at 16 kph in a west-northwest direction.

TeleSUR spoke to Dominican broadcaster Daryl Titre at 5:42pm, a little over two hours before Hurricane Maria was due to strike land. He said heavy rainfall had been falling since 11:00am, and while there have been reports of heavy winds elsewhere on the island, on the outskirts of the capital Roseau, where hes based, it hadnt really started to pick-up yet.

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In my part of the country there is still electricity, but I have had reports that there is no electricity in other parts. As well as heavy wind, as well as fallen trees in certain areas, he said. But minutes after his interview with teleSUR English his power went off.

Titre said that Dominicans are not taking the hurricane warning lightly despite having been spared a direct hit from Irma a week ago. People seemed to be taking the preparations seriously and he was confident that they are as prepared as they could be for the storm.

The Category 4 system, has seen winds picking up speed in the last few hours, increasing from 90 kilometers per hour to 200 kph.

Related: Hurricane Max Arrives Off Mexicos Southwestern Coast

The U.S. based National Hurricane Center said, On the forecast track, the center of Maria will move across the Leeward Islands late today and tonight and then over the extreme northeastern Caribbean Sea Tuesday and Tuesday night.

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20:30

Navajo Nation Creating Navajo Managed Care Organization "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez and President Russell Begaye

Published September 19, 2017

WINDOW ROCK The Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) has been working on creating an entity that will offer Medicaid managed care services to Navajo tribal members, along with other Native American tribes, under New Mexicos Centennial Care 2.0 Program.

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye met with New Mexico state and federal government officials to begin the process of establishing a Navajo-owned managed care organization (MCO) as part of the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) 1115 demonstration waiver.

Creating a Navajo MCO will change the healthcare landscape of the Navajo Nation, President Begaye said. It will provide Medicaid benefits, services and support that enhance our current IHS healthcare and P.L.638 healthcare. We hope to improve quality and preventative care by being able to track the health care history of each Navajo Medicaid patient throughout the course of their lives.

The design of the Navajo MCO is based on a federal provision which acknowledges the sovereign right of American Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives to establish managed care services for their members.

Fee-for-service will remain an option for New Mexico Medicaid recipients. However, the Navajo MCO will be an option that takes into account the unique practical, financial and cultural needs of Native Americans.

In many situations, tribal members are referred to health care providers in cities that are hours away from their homes.  This results in millions of dollars in health care leaving the Navajo Nation that could be reinvested into improving health care systems for the Navajo people.

The Navajo MCO will be able to design specific value-added services that go above and beyond traditional fee-for-service Medicaid benefits. Value-added services will address Navajo Medicaid member needs like traditional healing, transportation, care coordination, home health care, community services and supports, telehealth and other benefits that will be designed with input from tribal leadership and the community. Future members will be able to speak Navaj...

20:30

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne Answers Jamie Dimons Bitcoin Criticism "IndyWatch Feed National"

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne responds to Dimons criticism, recalls traditional banking fears.

20:30

UK Labour Party Bars Saudi Arabia from its Conference Over War Crimes "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

London (AHT The Labour Party has barred Saudi Arabia and Sudan from attending its party conference in Brighton, the Independent reported.

A spokesperson for the party told Huffington Post: Following evidence of war crimes committed by Saudi Arabia in its bombing campaign in Yemen and other large-scale human rights abuses, the NEC agreed that the embassys application to attend the Labour Party conference would not be accepted.

Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, has called for the Government to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia, arguing they are being used in Yemens civil war.

We are selling arms to Saudi Arabia and at the same time we are sending aid in, we should not be doing both, he told the BBCs World at One programme.

Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Image: Flickr Garry Knight

Mr Corbyn went on to say it was important to ensure there is a political process to bring about a ceasefire in Yemen.

In response, the League of Arab States wrote to Labour MPs and peers to tell them a reception and dinner hosted by Arab ambassadors would be cancelled.

Unfortunately, the council of Arab Ambassadors has taken the decision to cancel its annual reception and buffet dinner, the letter read.

It added: Our council has decided to refrain from attending the Labour party conference this year due to rejection of both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Sudans application to attend the conference.

Labours annual conference begins next Sunday.

Related: Corbyn Defied Media Rules By Linking UK Wars To Terrorism

Its noteworthy to say, 0n Wednesday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution urging EU Member States to improve the implementation of the EU Common Position on Arms Export. The resolution calls...

20:30

US facing court challenges from drone 'kill list' survivors and families "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Rights groups, journalists and the family of an anti-al-Qaeda imam in Yemen take US to task for targeted assassination programme

Cultivate Collaborative is Putting Strong Towns Principles into Action "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Kevin Shepherd is a Strong Towns member and sponsor who recently partnered with friends and colleagues to start a new organization called Cultivate Collaborative, which is putting Strong Towns ideas into action. Read on to learn about why they started this group and what they hope to accomplish.

You can also hear Kevin talk more about this new initiative on the Strong Towns podcast, and if you're in the Frisco, TX area, don't miss our upcoming event hosted by Cultivate Collaborative featuring Chuck Marohn, Monte Anderson (of the Incremental Development Alliance) and more.


Too many communities have been (and continue to be) planned, built, and managed in ways that are fundamentally unsustainable fiscally, environmentally and socially. We cant continue business as usual. Its time for a different approach.

THE DISCONNECT

We see the same dynamics cropping up in cities around the country, no matter where they are on the growth curve. They become disconnected. City leadership fails to genuinely and consistently engage and serve all members of the community. Frustration and apathy set in when residents perceive theyve been left out of the process, and the perceived lack of transparency can erode trust between local government and the governed.

Meanwhile, inside City Hall, we find that the technical disciplinesplanning, engineering, finance, etc.have each gotten so specialized that they all operate in their own small "cylinders of excellence." Cross-department coordination suffers, and a whole lot of talented, hard-working people work in different directions on a daily basis.

...

20:29

Premier rescued as Hurricane Maria blasts Dominica "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dominica's Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, was rescued after Hurricane Maria flooded his home and blew his roof off.

20:26

Vindija Cave, Croatia: Refined analysis shows there was no Human-Neanderthal interaction "IndyWatch Feed World"

Researchers have used a more refined screening method in conjunction with radiocarbon dating on a popular collection of Neanderthal remains found at Vindija Cave in Croatia. Their results show that the remains are much older than previously found and negate the common belief that genetically modern humans interacted with Neanderthals at the major research site. According to Phys.org, these remains have been dated various times since they were found in the cave almost 40 years ago. The earlier dates for the Neanderthal remains range from 28,000 to 29,000 years ago and more recent tests suggested they are 32,000 to 34,000 years old. However, the present test has used a new process called ZooMS screening to identify collagen from a previously unrecognized Neanderthal bone. Their results indicate the remains are approximately 40,000 years old.

20:26

AMDGPU Increasing Fragment Size For Performance "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Christian Knig of AMD yesterday sent out an AMDGPU kernel patch for boosting the default fragment size for GCN graphics cards pre-Vega...

20:25

More Efficient Use of Raw Materials With the Aid of 'Molecular Conveyor Belts' "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Currently, making products such as fuels, synthetic materials or pharmaceuticals from renewable raw materials lacks efficiency because the microorganisms process the raw materials very slowly and generate many unwanted by-products. Biotechnologists at Goethe University Frankfurt have now succeeded in optimizing sugar utilization in baker's yeast.

Microorganisms such as baker's yeast can be compared to miniature factories: The raw materials (generally sugar) are conducted through gates (transport proteins) and converted in a multi-stage process with the help of enzymes. Microbes produce technologically desirable products, while also many by-products. This is due to the fact that various enzymes compete for sugar so that different building blocks important for the cell's survival are formed.

Thomas Thomik and Dr. Mislav Oreb from the Institute of Molecular Biosciences at Goethe University Frankfurt have now succeeded in channeling the metabolism of baker's yeast in such a way that sugar can be used more productively. In the latest issue of the renowned scientific journal Nature Chemical Biology, the researchers present a new mechanism by which the raw materials are delivered directly to the desired enzymes by transport proteins.

Transport proteins injected inside the cells cause them to more efficiently export the desired compounds.

Reference: Thomas Thomik et al. An artificial transport metabolon facilitates improved substrate utilization in yeast, Nature Chemical Biology (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nchembio.2457


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20:24

Ken Clarke: Boris Johnson exploiting Mays weakness A Stronger PM Would Have Fired Him "IndyWatch Feed War"

BBC News

Kenneth Clarke calls Boris Johnsons Brexit article an irrelevant nuisance on Radio 4s Today

Veteran pro-EU Conservative MP Ken Clarke has accused Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson of exploiting Theresa Mays weak position as prime minister.

Mr Clarke told BBC Radio 4s Today that in normal circumstances Mr Johnson would have been sacked after his 4,000 word article on his Brexit vision.

He accused Mr Johnson of making a pitch for a future Tory leadership election.

Mr Johnson has said his article was sketching out the exciting landscape of the destination ahead on Brexit.

The continuing fallout from the article led, on Monday, to Mrs May having to rebut claims that Mr Johnson was trying to become a back-seat driver in her cabinet.

The prime minister, who is due to set out her vision for Brexit in a speech in Florence on Friday, declared: This government is driven from the front.

Mr Clarke said that in her speech Mrs May had to set out for the first time, really what the UK can can realistically achieve in negotiations.

That must include free access to the European market and no new barriers for our trade, he argued, and how best to avoid economic damage to the country.

Alongside that, personal publicity and campaigning by the foreign secretary is actually just an irrelevant nuisance.

...

20:23

Mercks President Led Secret Biowarfare Program Against Americans "IndyWatch Feed World"

Not many people are aware that many of our vaccines were made by a corporation whose president led the United States biological warfare program. The following video by Era Of Wisdom explains: Merck & Co. [...]

20:23

American chipmunk tries to store corn cob "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Chipmunk Tries To Fit Square Peg Into Round Hole

17 September 2017

Chipmunk collects corn cobs as trophies, but how does he get them into his burrow? Any human can relate to the trials and tribulations and frustrations this little fellow goes through one also wonders whats going on in the cute things tiny little brain. Feel free to suggest other thought bubbles in the comments section! Filmed with great luck using two trail cameras once I found his corn cob decorated burrow entrance.

20:22

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Demonstrators Block Mining Operations in Guinea Bauxite Town
By Saliou Samb

CONAKRY, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Unrest over wages and electricity cuts kept the Guinean bauxite mining hub of Boke partially blocked on Friday after a night of gunfire in which witnesses said youths set up roadblocks and burnt tyres.

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed on Thursday, his grandfather said. The West African states Security forces shot dead another man when they intervened to break up riots on Wednesday.

A hospital official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said over 50 people had been injured, including some police.

What is happening in Boke is unfortunate, government spokesman Damantang Albert Camara said by telephone. Our approach is to resume dialogue with the protesters and try to...restore calm.

This weeks riots are the latest in a series that have gripped Boke this year, spurred by frustration at electricity cuts, pollution and a perceived failure of mining to raise living standards.

The situation remained tense on Friday, although violence appeared to be subsiding.

There was a lot of shooting during the night. This morning the young people are still angry even if some of them are starting to listen to the envoys who came to sensitize them and get them to lift the barricades, said Boke resident Mamadou Diallo.

Of our three (mining) sites Katougouma, Malapouyah and Dapilong, only Katougouma is partly operational and the other two are blocked because of this difficult situation, said Frederic Bouzigues, general manager of Societe Miniere de Boke (SMB).

SMB is owned by Chinas Winning Shipping Ltd and Shandong Weiqiao, along with UMS International Ltd and the Guinean state. It is one of two mining companies in Boke that each produce about 15 million tonnes of the aluminium ore bauxite annually.

The other company, the Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee (CBG), did not respond to requests for comment. CBG is 49 percent owned by the Guinean state and the remainder by Alcoa , Rio Tinto Alcan and Dadco.

Bauxite is the principal ore used in the production of aluminium. (Reporting by Saliou Samb; Writing by Nellie Peyton,; Editing by Joe Bavie...

20:19

These Dreams Wont Be Deferred "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the White Houses plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on the morning of Sept. 5, the attorneys at the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR) gathered around to talk about what to do next.

Many of their clients made up some of the 800,000 Dreamers who had arrived in the United States as children and found legal means to stay in the country through the Obama-era executive action also known as DACA.

After the program was introduced in 2012, NMCIR worked to get over 400 people DACA status, and their clients had returned every two years to renew it. They were a part of our family, says Angela Fernandez, the executive director of NMCIR.

By noon, NMCIR had called each and every one of them to tell them the news and talk them through the next steps. The recipients were told to check the expiration date on their status if it expired on, or before, March 8 of next year, they had to come into the office urgently to fill out their paperwork by Oct. 4, the expiration for renewal set by the Department of Justice. 

The most insidious part of it was that a lot of people are not aware of what can happen to them, Fernandez said. 800,000 people go out of status from one day to the next. Its the cruelty of it; the complete disregard for the fact that these people are human.

A lot of people are not aware of what can happen to them.

The announcement to end DACA has caused a huge stir across the United States, with thousands of affected families and friends rallying support for the Dreamers. Many community and legal organizations like NMCIR, major businesses, religious leaders, Democrats, and even some Republicans are now appealing to Congress, which has been tasked by the Trump administration to legalize DACA or find alternatives within a six-month grace period. 

Fernandez told The Indypendent that getting a protection bill for Dreamers approved in Congress would involve a range of tactics many of which are already being implemented on the local level. For example, on the day that Sessions announced the repeal, 34 DACA recipients got arrested in front of Trump Tower, there was a hunger strike in Washington, D.C. and many marched out of schools, jobs and homes to protest on the streets.

All of this elevates the issue and shows that people are willing to make a sacrifice for it with their bodies, said Fernandez....

20:19

Confidence in UN global goals faltering amid slow progress "IndyWatch Feed World"

Global goals aimed at ending poverty and inequalityare moving more slowly than expected and would struggle for approval from UN members if put to a vote today, a survey shows.

20:18

Glass Wall to Be Built Around Eiffel Tower "IndyWatch Feed War"

A French soldier stands guard close to the Eiffel TowerA French soldier stands guard close to the Eiffel Tower (Photo: Reuters)

 

A permanent glass wall and fence will be built around the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris to protect the site from terrorist attacks, reported DW.com.

The wall will replace the temporary metal barriers and pre-fabricated building that were erected around the area after the wave of terror attacks that hit France in 2015.

The glass wall will be bullet proof and will be erected on the sides of the wall that face the Seine River. The other two sides will be built from metal in a design similar to the tower. The cost of the project, which is slated to be finished by mid-2018 is 20 million euros ($23.9 million).

The Eiffel Tower is a popular tourist site in Paris, with close to six million visitors in 2016. Just last month, security personnel overpowered a man with a knife who had tried to force his way through a security checkpoint at the site.

 

Wed like to hear what you think of the new security measures. Take our poll below.

 

20:16

Clashes during commemoration march for rapper Pavlos Fyssas murdered by Golden Dawn member "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Clashes between anarchists and police broke out on Monday night during a march to commemorate Pavlos Fyssas, the rapper who was stabbed to death by a Golden Dawn member in Keratsini suburb of Piraeus on 18. September 2013. The anarchists hurled molotov cocktail bombs at police who responded with flash-bang grenades and tear gas. Petrol

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20:15

The Absurdities Mount "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Absurdities Mount This is your site. Support it. Paul Craig Roberts As I predicted, the erasing of American history will not be limited to Confederate monuments. Last week a member of the board of trustees of the Dallas, Texas,...

The post The Absurdities Mount appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:15

Korea Solution Needs US to Sign a Peace Treaty "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Germany and France have backed the stance of Russia and China for negotiations to avert the Korea crisis. South Korea and Japan also seem to be amenable to recent calls by Russian President Vladimir Putin for exclusively diplomatic efforts. Any other option in the alarming standoff with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program portends disaster. 

Turkey summons German envoy for second time in two days "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ankara has summoned Germanys ambassador for the second time in as many days with tensions between the two countries showing no sign of ending. It is the 17th time Berlins envoy has been summoned in two years.

German and Turkish flags (picture-alliance/dpa/C. Charisius)

Germanys ambassador to Ankara was called in to Turkeys Foreign Ministry on Monday just 48 hours after responding to a previous summons over the weekend, German officials said.

German Foreign Office spokesman Martin Schfer confirmed the summons, but did not elaborate on what the reason was.

The spokesman noted, however, that it was the 17th time Ambassador Martin Erdmann had received such an order since he began his tenure as Berlins envoy to Ankara in 2015

Read more: Can Merkel push the EU toward a new Turkey policy?

Schfer noted that the number of summonses that Erdmann had received was very unusual between partners within NATO.

German news magazine Der Spiegel reported that Erdmann was summoned over a German parliamentary motion last year that declared the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as a genocide. Turkey has long fiercely rejected the term.

Read more: Turkey: Is Germany Recep Tayyip Erdogans best enemy?

Summons over Kurdish rally

Erdmann was previously summoned on Saturday over a Kurdish festival that was held in the western German city of Cologne.

The slogan of the festival referred to Abdullah Oclan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which has been designated as a terrorist group in the European Union and Turkey.

Turkeys Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that the countrys condemnation of the Cologne event was relayed to the German ambassador.

Summoning an ambassador is one of the harshest diplomatic protest measures a country can order...

20:10

'A vigilant eye': UN troops in Lebanon see no appetite for war "IndyWatch Feed War"

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UNIFIL officials tell MEE they are fully carrying out their mission, assisting the Lebanese army and local population

20:09

Should Trump Send More Troops to Afghanistan? "IndyWatch Feed War"

President Donald Trump.U.S. President Donald Trump. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis confirmed the United States is sending 3,000 more soldiers to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban.

Although the official U.S. combat mission ended in 2014, 8,000 American soldiers remain in Afghanistan advising local forces. However, the Taliban has been making a comeback and Afghan security forces are struggling to contain it.

The United States invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 after the Taliban, which had been in power since 1993, refused to hand over al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. They did so as part of a broader NATO coalition and seized control of the country in a matter of weeks.

Roughly 10,000 American soldiers were in Afghanistan by 2002. However, the U.S. switched its focus to Iraq, and the Taliban were able to regroup and mount a counteroffensive. To tackle this problem, Bush and then Obama sent in a surge of soldiers, rising to a peak of 100,000 in Afghanistan by August of 2010.

Since then the war has rumbled on with no end in sight. Not only has the U.S. not defeated the Taliban, but now ISIS is operational in Afghanistan. The Taliban recently threatened to make Afghanistan a graveyard for US forces.

So is Trump making the right decision to send more troops?

 

20:09

Humpback whale dies after stranding near Henties, Namibia "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A female humpback whale was stranded about a kilometre north of Henties Bay on Sunday night. Estimates of locals who approached the animal during low-tide are that it was about ten metres long and still alive when spotted early yesterday morning. According to representatives of the Namibian Dolphin Project, the pressure of the whale's heavy soft body on its organs as it lay on the sand where it had beached, may have caused organ failure and by midday yesterday it was dead. According to the project, which studies whales, dolphins and turtles along Namibia's coast, humpback whales migrate along the Namibian coastline between their feeding grounds in the Antarctic and breeding grounds off west Africa.

20:09

Americas Jews Are Driving Americas Wars "IndyWatch Feed War"

Americas Jews Are Driving Americas Wars Shouldnt they recuse themselves when dealing with the Middle East? Philip Giraldi  September 19, 2017   I spoke recently at a conference on Americas war party where afterwards an elderly gentleman came up to me and asked, Why doesnt anyone ever speak honestly about the six-hundred-pound gorilla in the []

20:09

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Business People Fret About Kenya's Economy
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18 2017

Kenya Private Sector Alliance chief executive officer Caroline Kariuki, and chairman Vimal Shah, addresses a press conference at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, on September 7, 2017. She has said activities at the Mombasa port could be the most hit by the extended campaigns. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary
Kepsa and KAM said most businesses are witnessing a wait-and-see approach by both local and foreign investors.
Mr Onditi said the prolonged political uncertainty was scaring away local and foreign investors.

By SILAS APOLLO
& BARNABAS BII
Kenya Daily Nation

The business community has warned that the economy is in danger of total decline and urged politicians to strike a quick deal to end the stalemate over the repeat election.

On Monday, three business associations said the country was experiencing slow growth, a sharp dip in profits, drop in employment rates and markets taking a beating since campaigns began in June.

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa), Kenya Association of Manufacturers (Kam) and the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) warned that the political tension could lead to inflation and an unpredictable economy.

INVESTORS

Kepsa and KAM said most businesses are witnessing a wait-and-see approach by both local and foreign investors, a situation that could be worsened by the delayed decision-making process ahead of the election.

Kepsa chief executive officer Caroline Kariuki said activities at the Mombasa port, lending, foreign exchange, employment and international trade could be the most hit by the extended campaigns.

TRADING

Early this month, the shilling fell by as much as 0.32 percent, as trading at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) was temporarily halted because of panicky transactions mostly by foreign investors, barely an hour after the Supreme Court ruling that annulled the presidential election.

The trading meltdown at the securities market extended to Monday with investors w...

20:06

Aung San Suu Kyi tells the world 'solid evidence' is needed "IndyWatch Feed World"

A major speech by Aung San Suu Kyi, who leads the countrys ruling party, stopped short of condemning the armys actions or acknowledging the abuses reported by refugees.

20:05

This Chinese Family Has Been Living With A Beehive In Their Living Room For 12 Years "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Few people can tolerate having a bee in their house for a few hours let a lone a handful of years! Yet, this is exactly what a Chinese family has allowed for over a decade.

For 12 long years, Yongfu Li and his family, who live in Gunagnan, China, have allowed an entire hive to nest in their wooden furniture. The unusual roommate situation benefits all involved, as Li collects the honey and sells it three times a year for a small profit.

Li says the bees moved in the day there was a wedding in the family. The bees gathered at the familys house and Li perceived their presence as a good omen. After consulting with Feng Shui masters, he was convinced it was right to let them stay, so he did.

The day these bees came was a great day (the wedding), I think they knew it was a great day, said Li. Fengshui masters said they came to work for me.

Three times a year, Li collects about 5 kg of honey from the hive. He then sells the honey for about 100 TMB ($15) a pound. thats about $450 a year, as Oddity Central reports. Though the video by Pear (below) doesnt mention any bee stings, we can only image some have occurred over the years.

Watch the video below:

...

20:05

Actress Goes Solo to Push for End to Philippines Drug War While Many in The Philippines Pray for Dutertes Success "IndyWatch Feed War"

MANILA Mae Paner is a policeman-turned-assassin, a widowed Zumba dancer, a photojournalist and an orphaned child. They are all characters in her new one-woman show against a bloody war on drugs in the Philippines.

Paner, better known by her stage name Juana Change, said she wanted to add her voice to the condemnation of President Rodrigo Dutertes fierce 15-month-old campaign which has killed thousands of people.

I feel very strongly that we have our work cut out for us as artists to wake people up, to wake our president up, and to tell him that we are against his war on drugs, Paner told Reuters Television.

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Character actress Mae Paner more popularly known as Juana Change dressed up literally as pork barrel. Photo by YouScooper Mulawin Galang

Paner portrays four characters who are affected by the drugs war, from the assassin grappling with his guilt and the journalist scarred by images of the nightly carnage, to widows and orphans crying out for justice.

Filipinos remain largely supportive of the campaign as a solution to tackling rampant crime, which Duterte says stems mostly from drug addiction.

Human rights groups, the Catholic Church and o...

20:04

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nairobi is Fourth Most Expensive City in Africa
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18 2017

Nairobi has the most expensive furnished accommodation

This image taken on June 24, 2015 shows fully furnished apartments called Trident Heights, Nairobi. Nairobi has the most expensive furnished accommodation. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary
Expatistan, an online cost of living calculator, placed the Kenyan capital behind Zimbabwes capital Harare.
The average monthly consumption per person stands at Sh19,625, more than twice the national average of Sh9,237.

By DOREEN WAINAINAH
Kenya Daily Nation

Nairobi is the fourth most expensive African city to live in, according to a recent study.

Expatistan, an online cost of living calculator, placed the Kenyan capital behind Zimbabwes capital Harare, Port Louis in Mauritius and Pretoria in South Africa.

The survey also found that Nairobi has the fourth cheapest domestic labour in the world and the lowest purchase price for a Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI as well a pair of basic denim jeans.

FOOD

Expatistan, however, found that Nairobi has the most expensive furnished accommodation and fast food restaurant combo meals on the continent.

A combo meal in a fast food restaurant such as Big Mac meal costs an average Sh724, while a basic lunch time menu including a drink in the city centre goes for Sh914.

Monthly rent in a leafy Nairobi suburb averages Sh173,704 and the cost of internet per month at a speed of 8Mbps stands at Sh4,447, nearly half of what Harare residents pay.

A flat screen 40-inch TV costs Sh64,567 in Harare compared to Sh37,816 in Nairobi.

DISPOSABLE INCOME

Last year, domestic consumption analysis by Nation Newsplex and the Institute of Economic Affairs found that Nairobians had the highest spending power in the country.

The average monthly consumption per person stands at Sh19,625, more than twice the national average of Sh9,237.

In contrast, with a monthly spending per person of Sh2,705, the buying power of the average resident o...

20:03

Trumps UN Speech Got Us Thinking "IndyWatch Feed War"

This inscription opposite the UN Headquarters shows the principles of the United Nations. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)This inscription from the Book of Isaiah opposite the U.N. Headquarters shows the principles of the United Nations. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

 

U.S. President Donald Trump sharply criticized the United Nations in his maiden speech to the international body. Trump told the UN to Focus more on people, less on bureaucracy.

It has not reached its potential because of the bureaucracy and mismanagement, Trump said, calling on the body not to be beholden to ways of the past which are not working.

Is Trump right? Clarion investigated. Here we present just five of the many instances where the United Nations did not live up to its potential in fighting radical Islam:

 

1.Appointing Saudi Arabia to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

Saudi Arabia is a country in which women are not allowed to drive or leave the house unless accompanied, yet it was appointed to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). It even gained a seat on the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women in April, which is  dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

In 2015, the desert kingdom was appointed head of a panel responsible for selecting experts to serve in 77 different positions worldwide ...

20:02

Chinas sponge cities aim to re-use 70% of rainwater heres how "IndyWatch Feed World"

Permeable surfaces and green infrastructures are essential to absorbing rainwater, write Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.

20:01

United States police kill LGBTQ student activist "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

17 September 2017

Scout Schultz Georgia Tech student KILLED by campus police:

Georgia Tech police killed the president of the Pride Alliance student group on Saturday. Police encountered Scout Schultz after someone

the someone was Scout Schultz

called 911 to report a person with a knife and a gun.

Scout Schultz a 21-year-old computer engineering student didnt appear to be holding a gun

and had only a small pocket knife, which Schultz never opened

in video recorded from a window above the parking lot. Scout Schultz was taken to hospital early Sunday and died there. Almost 700 people have been shot and killed by police in the United States in 2017.

United States campus police have military grade weapons for violence against demonstrating students or university workers. Recently, United States President Trump decided to militarize police even more.

From the Oslo Times in Norway:

US campus police shoot and kill 21 year-old LGBT activist

09:04 AM, Sep 18,2017

Sept 18, Washington DC: A student and LGBT activist Scout Schultz has been killed after the US state of Georgia opened fired on the 21 year old.

According to reports, Schultz was the president of the Pride Alliance at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The police had encountered Scout Schultz at a campus in Atlanta after a call about a person with a knife and a gun late on Saturda...

20:00

BBC reprimands Radio 4 science host as he launches rant against MP who is sceptical about climate change David Icke latest headlines

The BBC has been forced to give one of its leading presenters a dressing down after he launched an online campaign against an MP who is sceptical about climate change. Geneticist Dr Adam Rutherford, who hosts Radio 4s Inside Science, took aim at Labour MP Graham Stringer after he was re-appointed to the science and technology select committee. In a forthright series of posts, the broadcaster urged his Twitter followers to express their righteous indignation at the news and lobby to get Mr Stringer blocked. Read more: BBC reprimands Radio 4 science host as he launches rant against MP who is sceptical about climate change

20:00

Jawbone reveals 40K years ago Modern Human had Neanderthal great-great grandfather "IndyWatch Feed World"

The mysterious history of Neanderthals, and their relationship with the first modern humans eludes scientists, but current research is quickly filling in gaps, showing that Neanderthals were, and continue to be, an integral part of modern humanity. Our prehistoric cousins didn't completely vanish from the earth, as their presence can still be identified within modern DNA. A study published this week in the journal Nature has revealed the highest percentage of Neanderthal DNA in any modern human ever studied. A jawbone from a man who lived 40,000 years ago reveals that six to nine percent (up to 11 percent) of his genome is Neanderthal, the highest amount ever found in a modern human specimen, reports Discovery News . This amazing find indicates that a Neanderthal was in his family as close as four generations back in his family tree-potentially his Great-Great Grandfather.

20:00

Reviving Indias Economy "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Given the Indian economys massive size and extensive global linkages, its growth slowdown is a source of serious concern not just domestically, but around the world. The good news is that carefully crafted policies that address both short- and long -term impediments can reverse the downward trend.

19:57

Support the Bloomington ABC Anarchist Prisoner War Fund "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Donate here: https://www.fundedjustice.com/abcbloomington

Since October 2015, Bloomington Anarchist Black Cross has been providing consistent  monthly funds to anarchist prisoners throughout the United States via our Anarchist Prisoner War Fund. We are now asking for help keeping this project going strong into the future.

We have specifically chosen comrades who were receiving very little money or support from the outside, who have no familial support, or who were otherwise in need of monetary aid. These funds have been essential when some comrades did stints in solitary due to activities surrounding the September 9th prison strike, aiding their survival in the most oppressive conditions. We also emphasize support for rebellious prisoners who have maintained the struggle behind the walls. We want to make it clear to our comrades in prison and those taking action on the outside that they can continue to struggle without fear of abandonment if they are caught.

Currently, we provide $40 each month to five anarchist prisoners:

  • Michael Kimble, a gay, Black anarchist and long-time prison rebel imprisoned for the self-defense killing of a racist homophobe.
  • Sean Swain, an anarchist prison rebel in Ohio.
  • Eric King, an anarchist doing 10 years for attempting to firebomb a Congressmans office in solidarity with the Ferguson rebellion.
  • Jennifer Gann, an anarchist trans woman and long-time prison rebel in California.
  • Andy H., a local anarchist comrade in prison for assaulting a cop.
  • In addition, we have sent substantial amounts of money to other comrades and projects on a temporary basis: Casey Brezik, the Cleveland 4, Marius Mason, prison rebels facing repression for organizing and revolt, an anarchist social space in Malaysia in need of repairs after a fire, and imprisoned fighters of other social struggles.

Thus far, we have raised this ourselves through fundraising, e...

19:57

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Floods Warning As Heavy Rains Expected in Kenyas Coast
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19 2017
Kenya Daily Nation

Motorists drive through the flooded Nyerere Avenue in Mombasa after heavy rains in May. Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rains that might cause flooding in various parts of the Coast region starting Tuesday, September 19, 2017. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary
On Wednesday, the rains might spread to Lamu, the coastal parts of Tana River and southern parts of Taita Taveta counties.
Residents have been warned against walking in moving water or driving through it.
Mombasa Disaster Committee Chairman Nahid Musa said they have taken measures to avert any calamities from the expected rains.

By WINNIE ATIENO

The weatherman has warned of heavy rains that might cause flooding in various parts of the Coast region starting Tuesday.

The rains are expected to last for three days.

The weather advisory issued by the Kenya Meteorological Department stated that from Tuesday, Kwale, Mombasa and parts of Kilifi counties would experience heavy rains of around 30mm and above within 24 hours.

The rains may start from southern Coast and spread into the northern areas by Wednesday and may continue to Thursday," stated an advisory from the Director of Kenya Meteorological Department.

"The rains are likely to cause flooding in low lying areas near the coastline, river lines, areas near dams and other water repositories.

AREAS AFFECTED

On Wednesday, the rains might spread to Lamu, the coastal parts of Tana River and southern parts of Taita Taveta counties, the advisory said.

According to the alert, on Wednesday, flooding may worsen in some parts of the region due to water accumulation on the ground from the rains expected on Tuesday.

Residents have been warned against walking in moving water or driving through it.

They were also urged to move to safer grounds until the flooding subsides.

FLOOD WATER

Flood water may suddenly appear in places where it hasnt rained heavily and can be deeper and faster than it looks. Users...

19:56

Innovative Zero-Energy Air Conditioner Is Naturally Cooling Households In New Delhi "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Due to cost constraints and environmental considerations, few families India can afford conventional air conditioning units. Fortunately, there is an aesthetically pleasing and eco-friendly alternative that is working just as well for residents in New Delhi.

Arch Daily reports that New Delhi-based Ant Studio has created a zero-electricity air conditioner that is low-tech, energy efficient and offers an artistic solution to the problem of sweltering temperatures. The honeycomb-like installation is made with conical clay tubes that were created using computational technologies and modern calibration techniques. Their purpose is to naturally reduce surrounding temperatures.

The zero-energy air conditioner was developed as part of a larger beautification project for DEKI Electronics. Not only does the unconventional air conditioner cool the interio...

19:51

Love and Loss in the Time of Lynching "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

While most people expend their rage against hate crimes with a simple but what can we do?, through the Karwan-e-Mohabbat, Harsh Mander has provided a response to the rising brutalities against the Muslim community.

Karwan e mohabbat

Harsh Mander sits in front of the bus in dharna at Behror, Rajasthan. Credit: Sanket Jadia

Agni Bhaskar was as fiery as his first name. We gazed up at him from where we were sitting on the floor as the tall, wild-eyed 41-year-old held the mic in his left hand, his right hand in ceaseless motion to emphasise every point. He recounted how upper caste men attacked his Chamar community with knives and swords, and burned their homes in Shabbirpur village in Western Uttar Pradesh on May 5. Before this, the two groups had no conflict.

We were at the Ravi Das temple, where the battle began after Dalits decided to erect a statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar on a nearly six-feet-high platform. Ambedkars hands should be by his side, said the representatives of the Thakur community, who didnt want to pass under Ambedkars raised right arm that would, when placed on the platform, point to the road in front of the temple. And dont place the statue on the platform, they added. Things escalated rapidly and during the attack, which lasted five hours while the police looked away, the idol of the 15th century Bhakti saint in the temple was...

19:51

Senior Chinese Leader Says Has Shared Destiny With Vietnam "IndyWatch Feed War"

BEIJING China and Vietnams Communist Parties have a shared destiny and the two nations have huge potential for economic cooperation, a senior official said on Tuesday during a visit to Vietnam, which has clashed with China over the South China Sea.

Though the two countries are run by Communist parties, they are deeply suspicious of each other and relations have been strained over the past few years because of the dispute in the strategic South China Sea.

China has appeared uneasy at Vietnams efforts to rally Southeast Asian countries over the busy waterway as well as at its neighbors growing defense ties with the United States, Japan and India.

In July, under pressure from Beijing, Vietnam suspended oil drilling in offshore waters that are also claimed by China.

However, Hanoi and Beijing have also tried to prevent tensions from getting too out of control, and senior officials from two countries make fairly regular visits to each other.

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19:51

Pentagon is planning a new war against Syria, this time with Kurdish troops "IndyWatch Feed War"

After the Caliphate, Rojava by Thierry Meyssan While the Syrian Arab Army, the Russian aviation and Hezbollah are preparing to finish off Daesh, the Pentagon is planning a new war against Syria, this time with Kurdish troops. Just as the mission of the Caliphate was to create a Sunnistan straddling Iraq and Syria, so the []

19:50

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Kenya Prepares to Postpone Repeat Presidential Vote
Polling data company says October 17 election date is way too risky

YESTERDAY by John Aglionby in Nairobi
Financial Times

Kenyas electoral commission is set to postpone the repeat presidential election after the company providing the electronic voter list and results transmission system said it would not be ready by October 17, the planned date.

Andrew Limo, the commission spokesman, said: Were actively exploring changing the date and unlike the August 8 election, which was set in stone, this time we have some leeway.

October 26 and 27 are dates being considered, Mr Limo said, adding that an announcement was expected by Wednesday.

President Uhuru Kenyatta won the August 8 election against his long-time rival, Raila Odinga, by 54 per cent to 45 per cent, or some 1.4m votes. But the Supreme Court nullified the result the first time in Africa after Mr Odingas National Super Alliance (Nasa) coalition appealed, citing widespread rigging, particularly in the counting and tallying of votes.

Under Kenyan law the repeat ballot has to be held by the end of October, 60 days after the judges initial ruling. The electoral commission set October 17 as polling day after the government said a vote in late October would interfere with school exams despite objections from Nasa, which argued the commission would need more preparation time.

But on Monday Mr Limo said it should be possible to hold the election during the exam period. Most schools we use for polling stations are primary schools and theyre not doing exams, he said. Its only secondary schools and theyll find a way [to hold the exams].

The about-turn comes after OT-Morpho, the French company supplying the tablets for the 40,883 polling stations and the system to transmit the results to the national tallying centre, told the commission it would be way too risky to hold the vote on October 17.

Frederic Beylier, OT-Morphos chief operating officer, told the Financial Times the company would be able to fulfil our assignment by the end of October, provided there are no technical changes beyond alterin...

19:50

The real deal behind Belfasts new energising branding "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Launched in 2006 after a competitive tender by New York City marketing department, the stylised NYC logo is now emblazoned on the side of 13,587 yellow cabs as well as t-shirts and signage around the city. Wolff Olins designed the one singular brand for a city with infinite opinions, identities and initiatives.

Two years later the Belfast B logo was launched. It looks a warm heart or a bum depending on your perspective. At the time the Sunday Life reported that Belfast City Council spent 180,000 on the creation of its logo (and an additional 250,000 on advertising, launch events and showcase promotions).

Nine years later and Belfast City Council is in the process of launching its new branding. There was a big fuss on a radio phone-in and some newspapers about leaked details of the new design. I use leaked in inverted commas because the design was already out in the wild, on the new Metro timetables, the hoarding around the George Best Hotel, the latest Belfast City Guide for tourists and even on the front of a racing car at Silverstone.

The council tender worth up to 50k was won by local firm McCadden (whose office perches on the roof of Bedford House). Its managing director Glenn Stewart swept aside commercial confidentiality at a media briefing yesterday morning and confirmed that McCaddens bid 45k for the prestige project which has involved a dozen staff and become a labour of love whose effort has far exceeded the contract value.

19:46

More Mothers Arrested in Michigan FGM Case "IndyWatch Feed War"

A young Indonesian girl cries as she undergoes FGM.A young girl cries as she undergoes FGM. (Photo: ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Two Minnesota mothers were arrested for taking their daughters to Michigan to have female genital mutilation (FGM) performed on them.

The girls, both seven years old, were driven by their mothers to a clinic in Livonia, Michigan. The doctor who performed the procedure, Jumana Nagarwala, 44,  was charged in April 2017 in the on-going case. Also charged were Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, the owner of the clinic where the FGM took place and his wife, Dr. Farida Attar, for arranging the procedures and holding the girls hands while it was being performed.

All the defendants are Muslims from India and members

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala. (Photo: Screenshot from video.)

of the Dawoodi Bohra sect.

The case marks the first prosecution for FGM in the U.S.

FGM includes all procedures involving partial or complete removal of the...

19:45

Top Financial Expert Warns Stocks Need To Drop Between 30 And 40 Percent As Bankruptcy Looms For Toys R Us "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Top Financial Expert Warns Stocks Need To Drop Between 30 And 40 Percent As Bankruptcy Looms For Toys R Us by Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog Will there be a major stock market crash before the end of...

The post Top Financial Expert Warns Stocks Need To Drop Between 30 And 40 Percent As Bankruptcy Looms For Toys R Us appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:45

The New Elite"s Silly Virtue-Signaling Consumption "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Todays ascendant class, which emerged in the late 1970s and burgeoned in the 1990s, has been called the educated elite, the cosmopolitan class, the new establishment, the creative class, the meritocratic elite, the exam-passing class, the metropolitan class, the new face of wealth, the labor market elite, the new upper class, the bourgeois bohemians, the anywheres. This no-longer-so-new economic, cultural, and social formation has been lauded, denounced, and dispassionately scrutinized. And these conflicting endeavors have, surprisingly, yielded a definitional consensus. 

19:44

New guide helps organisations succeed in sustainable IT product purchasing "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Adela Suliman is a journalist with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, focused on climate, humanitarian and developmental resilience stories. Previously she worked in the Middle East for Al Jazeera English and her work has appeared in the New York Times and Vice, among other media.

19:43

Super-Hero Mom Has Donated 600 Gallons Of Breast Milk To Infants In Need "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Being able to fly faster than the speed of light and jump tall buildings in a single bound arent the only abilities one must possess in order to be considered super. An Oregon mom who produces excess amounts of breast milk is able to donate hundreds of gallons of the stuff to infants in need as a result of her condition.

Elisabeth Anderson-Sierra, a 29-year-old mother of two, lives in Beaverton, Oregon, and suffers from a condition called Hyperlactation Syndrome. As a result, she produces about 1.7 gallons of breast milk each day. Thats nearly 10x as much as most lactating women!

Every day, the mom spends around 10 hours a day nursing and pumping her milk. Shes not letting the food source go to waste, however. Anderson-Sierra donates it to milk banks and families in need. So far, she has donated 600 gallons (2.5 tonnes).

Elisabeth has been hyper-lactating since her oldest daughter, Isabella, was born. That was two-and-a-half years ago, according to Oddity Central. To store the milk, she has four large freezers in her home. Local mothers who cannot breastfeed, gay couples and breast milk banks for premature babies appreciate her donations. Though Elisabeth has to spend most of her day nursing and storing the milk that is produced, she considers it a labor of love.

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19:43

Heads roll, as it's revealed Equifax's IT team knew about web app vulnerability "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Patches should have been in place, but Equifax's music-loving CSO has been unfairly vilified.

19:41

CCleaner hacked causes malware infection to millions "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It is astonishing to see how hackers have ingeniously learned to adopt ways to spread malwares using the most trending softwares around the world. For instance, many of my readers must have used an optimization and system enhancement tool at some point in life to speed up and optimize slow systems. This trend was noticed

The post CCleaner hacked causes malware infection to millions appeared first on Hacker News Bulletin | Find the Latest Hackers News.

19:35

Syrian militants launch large attack on Assad-held Hama "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

Forces led by Tahrir al-Sham, formerly the Nusra Front, involved in operations in northwest of country, says war monitor

19:33

Taking stock of crop innovation and business perspective of moringa, money, models and markets "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

More than any other plant, the Moringa (Oleifera. ) has played a vital part in the life of human kind and has been central to the development of culture and food.

19:33

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

William Ruto Urges Nasa to Follow Law in Quest for Reforms
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18 2017

Deputy president William Ruto arrives to address a public rally at Maji Mazuri grounds in Kasarani, Nairobi County on September 17, 2017. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary
The Deputy President, said that while it was within the right of Nasa to participate or withdraw from the October 17 elections, issuing threats of chaos and violence in the guise of pushing for electoral reforms in the country is unacceptable.
He accused Nasa of hypocrisy, saying their opposition to the October 17 date, was against the decision given by the Supreme Court, where they sought help to annul the August win by Jubilee.
Mr Sonko said Kenyans will not accept a government formed from boardroom negotiations.

By SILAS APOLLO
Kenya Daily Nation

Jubilee leaders Sunday asked the opposition to use constitutional means in their quest to push for changes at the electoral commission.

Deputy President William Ruto warned the Nasa leadership against calls for street protests to agitate for the sacking of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission officials and said the move by the opposition was an elaborate plan to push the country into chaos.

Speaking during a Jubilee party rally in Kasarani constituency in Nairobi a few hours after Mr Odinga led other Nasa principals in announcing the countrywide campaigns against the IEBC, Mr Ruto said Nasa leaders are aware that they will lose the October elections and were in panic.

The Deputy President, said that while it was within the right of Nasa to participate or withdraw from the October 17 elections, issuing threats of chaos and violence in the guise of pushing for electoral reforms in the country was unacceptable.

RULE OF LAW

One person cannot dictate to us that there will be no elections in Kenya. As Jubilee, we are ready for the elections, same as the 19 million registered voters, he said at the Maji Mazuri grounds rally organised by Nairobi governor Mike Sonko.

This is a country which is governed...

19:30

THE 3D PRINTING SCRAPBOOK: RESPONSIVE MATERIALS, AI, AND THOUGHT ... "IndyWatch Feed War"

It's been a while since I've posted anything in the 3D Printing Scrapbook, but here's one that was found by Mr. B.H., and it

The post THE 3D PRINTING SCRAPBOOK: RESPONSIVE MATERIALS, AI, AND THOUGHT ... appeared first on Giza Death Star.

TIDBIT: GERMANYS STELLERATOR FUSION REACTOR PASSES ANOTHER ... "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mr. M.D. found this one, and it's worth contemplating, for it looks like Germany's 3D magnetic field containment idea for controlling fusion reactions has

The post TIDBIT: GERMANYS STELLERATOR FUSION REACTOR PASSES ANOTHER ... appeared first on Giza Death Star.

19:30

The SSM 'vote' is a statistic that will be sold by the ABS "IndyWatch Feed National"

With all the racket about the YES or NO 'vote' on Same Sex Marriage, many people have lost focus on the documentation that is provided to them.

First of all it is NOT a 'vote' but rather an indication whether you support homosexuals marrying.

Secondly it goes to a business called the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which will then SELL your data to whoever wants those 'statistics'.


Don't forget the ABS sold 'your' census data for $41,000,000.

You have been fooled into 'voting' where you are conducting an action in business / commerce / trade, albeit for free, and for profit to the ABS.

Corporation:$$$, People:$000.00

Thank you for your 'business', dumbos!!! !!! !!!

19:30

After the Caliphate, Rojava, by Thierry Meyssan "IndyWatch Feed War"

While the Syrian Arab Army, the Russian aviation and Hezbollah are preparing to finish off Daesh, the Pentagon is planning a new war against Syria, this time with Kurdish troops. Just as the mission of the Caliphate was to create a Sunnistan straddling Iraq and Syria, so the mission of Rojava is to create a Kurdistan straddling the two states, as the Pentagon has been publicly stating for the last four years.

19:30

Update "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It's all about the Euphrates

Control of both banks of the Euphrates River is an important territorial goal for the Syrian government and its allies because Syrian President Assad firmly opposes fragmentation of the Syrian state. He doesn't want to see any of it fitting into the dreams of the Kurdish Independence movement.

Over the weekend, I received reports that Syrian forces crossed the Euphrates River, but were forced back. The US and Russia agreed that the Euphrates River is the boundary between the operating area of the SDF and the Syrian government and allied forces. The Russians did not deny that their aircraft were over the east bank of the Euphrates River.

This proved to be a minor incident, militarily, but it portends a struggle for larger stakes politically. The Syrian government intends to assert sovereignty over all territories liberated from the Islamic State. The Russians back this Syrian position. This is the next phase the post-Islamic State phase of the civil war.

No, it's not being reported by the corrupt, lying, smug, nasty mainstream media as a victory for the Trump Administration, the Russians and our allies.

Fat Un's Long March

Kims strategic goal is to use the threat of missile attacks to neutralize the US in future crises. One way or another, by threat of attack or negotiations, Kim wants the US out of South Korea.

In recent published comments, the fat kid with the bad haircut suggested that North Korea has a second-strike doctrine. The difference with great power usage of that term is that North Korea intends a nuclear counterattack for the slightest, conventional US or South Korean violation of North Korean sovereignty. Any military confrontation, however serendipitous or slight, can lead to a North Korean nuclear counterattack in Kims usage. Put another way,...

19:29

Anti-Assad Nations Say No to Syria Reconstruction Until Political Process on Track "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

(L-R) French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir, Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Al Safadi meet at a ministerial discussion on Syria during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 18, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Stephanie Keith

(L-R) French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Qatari Foreign Minister Moh...

19:27

How do Police define what a Protest is? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"





What is a protest?
Is it standing mute on the far side of the road with a placard?
or is it being an obstruction to stop the thing you object to from happening?

I tried to ask a Police officer

Undercurrents is an award winning alternative news service producing videos of people taking inspiring actions.http://www.undercurrents.org

19:26

Ultimate Guide to solve windows 10 start button not working [Solved] "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The return of the Start menu is probably Windows 10s most popular feature. But it doesnt work on all PCs. You can click the Start button, or press the Window key until Apple, Google, and Microsoft all merge together and switch to Linux, but the menu just wont come up.

How to fix the Windows 10 Start Menu

If your Windows 10 Start Menu is locking up or becoming unresponsive, then here are several ways you can try to get it working again.

Back up your PC first

You should back up any files you cant afford to lose before you try some of the fixes listed below. Obviously, you should back up your files regularly anyway, not just when you come to fix a Windows problem. You already backed up? Great, then lets continue.

Turn it off and on again

Theres a reason that Roy in The IT Crowd is famous for his have you tried turning it off and on again? catchphrase. In a large number of cases this is all you need to do in order to fix problems with your laptop or PC.

Its also by far the easiest method. Try restarting your PC, maybe even a couple of times, and see if that cures the problem. Obviously you dont want to do this regularly, but if it works, then youll be up and running within a few minutes.

Update Windows 10

Its often the case that bugs like this are solved when the next Windows update is released. Microsoft is constantly improving and tweaking its progeny, so keeping your system up to date is a very good idea.

The simplest way to open Settings is to hold down the Windows key on your keyboard (the one to the right of Ctrl) and press i. If for any reason this doesnt work (and you cant use the Start menu) you can hold the Windows key and pressing R which will launch the Run command.

In the box that appears type in the following name;

ms-settings:

and click OK.

Once the Settings application is open you should click on Updates & Security. In the main pane on the right hand side youll see an option to Check for updates. Click on this and then install any updates that Windows offers.

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19:22

Abby Martin Exposes Zionism & israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

Abby Martin Exposes Zionism & Israel Abby Martin goes on about the crimes of Israel and Zionists, which is commendable. However, she cant figure out why the United States gives billions of dollars in foreign aid to Israel Go to 9:00 to hear her being confused.Filed under: Israeli Aggression, Jewish terrorism, Jewish violence, land []

19:20

Own everything! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Many of our problems stem from a failing system of top down management. To fix our democracy, we need to embrace new forms of ownership which give people more control over their lives.

A disaster such as the Grenfell fire does not happen because one person made a mistake. Many safeguards should be in place to prevent such a catastrophic event. A Grenfell fire happens then when an entire system fails. As we await the details of the system failure the inquiry must reveal if it is not to be a whitewash, it seems a good moment to think about other system failures that currently face us. Millions going to food banks or unable to afford decent housing in one of the richest countries in the world reveals a system failure. An epidemic of mental health problems reveals a systems failure. An inability to deal with climate change reveals a systems failure. A constant anger at government and at the institutions of government, channelled largely ineffectually through ballot boxes, reveals a systems failure. Any way of talking about this failure must resonate with peoples experience, and also implicitly offer an alternative. What is visibly failing is management of large scale societies, management of us, by those who seldom fully understand our problems, management regimes too big to adapt as needed. It is not stated often enough that we live in a heavily managed society. Yet people instantly understand what is meant by this; they have experience of being managed. Sometimes we are managed well, sometimes badly, but at some point in a large system, the former state will always give way to the latter. Eventually a sense of lost control comes over us all. We must take back control, we feel. It is hard to know how, hard to know who to target, for no leaders or parties seem to return power to us. Many see that capital has become a dominant force in these large systems, re-shaping our cities, our very lives, flinging aside humans as detritus of the development process. Yet as a solution we are constantly offered better management of ourselves. We can keep casting around for better managers, but as the Accidental Anarchist Carne Ross has been arguing, we live in complex systems that cannot successfully be controlled from the top down. The point is not to simply be angry with the managers for doing the wrong things, or for being the wrong managers, or for not advantaging us rather than others in these huge dynamic networks around us. Intention anyway becomes lost in such large systems. Its true that some managers do transfer wealth from poor to rich, and others attempt to do the opposite. But each of the managers fails at some point, often fatally undermining any good work they have done. So perhaps its time to start entertaining a new line of thou...

19:19

Settlements Are Israels Defensive Wall Says Defence Minister "IndyWatch Feed World"

According to Israels Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, ilegal settlements in the occupied West Bank act as a defensive shield to ensure Israels security. Speaking at an event celebrating the Jewish New Year, Lieberman stressed that [...]

19:18

The CIA And Its Ally Al-Qaeda "IndyWatch Feed War"

The CIA And Its Ally Al-Qaeda Edward Snowden Just Retweeted About The CIA Being In Cahoots With Al-Qaeda One Day After 9/11 Anniversary By Arjun Walia Collective Evolution NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden created so much transparency when he leaked information about the NSAs mass surveillance programs. He wasnt the first to do so, but thanks to his []

19:17

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Conflict Around Fresh Presidential Elections in Kenya
Monday 18 September 2017 20:20
Sarah Kimani

Kenya's electoral officials are battling to resolve sticky issues around fresh presidential elections slated for 17 October. This is amid reports that the date may now be changed.

French biometrics firm, Safran Morpho, which provided the technology used in the August polls is also asking the electoral commission to push the polls ahead by a week, to allow the company time to set up proper systems.

Opposition parties want the company removed before the fresh elections.

According to the law, the commission has until 31 October to hold new elections.

Kenya's Supreme Court is expected to give its full ruling on the annulment of the 8 August general elections on Tuesday, meanwhile on the campaign trail both sides are digging in.

None is willing to cede ground.

"These people are not ready for an election. That is why they have a quarrel with everybody. They have a quarrel with the commissioners of IEBC. They want IEBC commissioners removed; they want the secretariat to be removed; they do not want the printer of ballot papers; they do not want the supplier of technology and yet they want to pretend that they want to participate in an election," says Deputy President William Ruto.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga says they are ready for elections.

But we will not go to an election with an compromised IEBC. The company called Safran Morpho from France which colluded in trying to subvert the will of Kenyans must go. The company called Al Ghurair of Dubai must go. Then we are ready to meet Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto in a level playing field."

This weekend, it emerged that Safran Morpho, the technology company that designed the elections transmission kits, needs more time to reconfigure the equipment specifically for the repeat polls.

That's another reason the fresh presidential elections may be delayed.

The electoral commission has called President Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga for a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of a date change and ot...

19:15

19:15

Gallup: 71% of Americans are "Dissatisfied with the Way the Nation Is Being Governed" "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A Gallup poll headlined on September 17th, Seven in 10 Dissatisfied With Way U.S. Is Being Governed, and reported that 71% said they were Dissatisfied and that 28% said they were Satisfied, with the U.S. Government. The question, as it had been posed, was On the whole, would you say you are satisfied or dissatisfied with the way the nation is being governed?

19:14

Can Gadkari Clean up the Ganga by 2018? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Nitin Gadkari needs more than a silver bullet to meet the deadline of cleaning up the Ganga which remains one of Modis showpiece schemes.

Gadkari has little understanding of rivers and has shown no willingness to work with a team of experts who have some understanding of river morphology. Credit: PTI

Gadkari has little understanding of rivers and has shown no willingness to work with a team of experts who have some understanding of river morphology. Credit: PTI

Will Nitin Gadkari, the new minister for water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation, be able to deliver in his promise to rejuvenate the dying Ganga river prior to the next general elections especially when his predecessor Uma Bharti had made little progress during the last three years in achieving this Herculean task?

Gadkari has little understanding of rivers and has shown no willingness to work with a team of experts who have some understanding of river morphology and how the rivers delta, wetland and surrounding bio-diversity form an integral part of the rivers ecosystem.

In 2014, when Bharti was given the Ganga rejuvenation portfolio, one of her first steps was to hold a high-profile Ganga Manthan where stakeholder...

19:14

New Evidence Reveals Ongoing Corruption and Scientific Misconduct at CDC "IndyWatch Feed National"

This article by Global Freedom Movement.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and World Mercury Project have issued a report regarding new evidence of ongoing corruption and scientific misconduct at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The article New Evidence Reveals Ongoing Corruption and Scientific Misconduct at CDC appeared first on Global Freedom Movement.

19:13

Sherif Arafa Wins Omran Journalism Award "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Egyptian cartoonist and CM-member Sherif Arafa has won and award in the 14th edition of the Taryam and Abdullah Omran Journalism Awards for his cartoons published in the Al Ittihad newspaper.

In addition to being a cartoonist, Sherif is also a successful author of psychology books, which he illustrates himself. His latest book, 'Human after update' is currently the #1 bestseller in Egypt for the third month in a row.

19:13

Google Betting Big on Being Able to Overturn EU Antitrust Decision; Effectively Thumbs Its Nose at Compliance "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Google got hit with a huge EU fine and faces even bigger charges for non-compliance. So why is it playing hardball?

19:12

Clare Bailey to step down as Deputy Leader of the Green Party "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

South Belfast MLA, Clare Bailey is to step down as Deputy Leader of the Green Party.

Clare has been deputy leader since November 2014 and will remain an MLA within the party.

Speaking about her decision she said;

I have been given and gained so much as Green Party deputy leader across the past three years.

The time is right for me to step aside and allow another person to develop the role of deputy leader.

Its also right that another person gets the opportunity to develop themselves through the role.

I am a busy South Belfast MLA and will put all of my efforts and energy into doing my very best for the people of the area.

I remain totally committed to the party and I look forward to the announcement of a new deputy leader at the end of September.

A new deputy leader will elected at the party conference later this month in Belfast.

19:11

Pentagon in bed with terrorists "IndyWatch Feed War"

PENTAGON IN BED WITH TERRORISTS Pentagon has been caught out handing over weapons to militants in Syria. This was reported by the Center for Investigative Journalism of the Czech Republic, in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Corruption and Organized Crime.Filed under: Al Qaeda, ISIL, US Congress, US Foreign Policy, USA, War on []

19:11

Why failure to achieve the SDGs is bad news for business "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A new report by advisory firm Earth Security Group outlines the perfect storm of environmental, social and governance pressures that are undermining global security and business longevity. Here's how companies can manage these risks.

19:10

'It's not even my biggest cock-up': Ryanair boss insists 'only 2 per cent of customers' have been affected by mass flight cancellation as it's revealed 250,000 passengers WON'T get compensation David Icke latest headlines

More than 250,000 people caught up in the Ryanair cancellation chaos will miss out on compensation but boss Michael OLeary insists he wont quit and said: Its not my biggest cock-up. The debacle affecting two per cent of the airlines giant customer base could cost the airline 18million and knocked 500million off the airlines value yesterday. During an extraordinary press conference in Dublin Mr OLeary said: As the largest individual shareholder in Ryanair, I never give a rats a** about the share price. I couldnt care less. He added: Its not my biggest cock-up. I have a litany of cock-ups in Ryanair over the past 25 years. The under-fire carrier has revealed the 2,024 routes which will be axed over the next six weeks, leaving the travel plans of up to 400,000 passengers in chaos. Read more: Its not even my biggest cock-up: Ryanair boss insists only 2 per cent of customers have been affected by mass flight cancellation as its revealed 250,000 passengers WONT get compensation

19:10

Post US Led Budget Slash, UN Peacekeepers Told to Do More With Less "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

File photo: A peacekeeper serving in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and a Congolese soldier stand guard as residents gather following recent demonstrations in Beni in North Kivu province, Congo on October 23, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kenny Katombe/File Photo

File photo: A peacekeeper serving in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) an...

19:07

The British U-Turn on Egypt - and what's behind it "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The UK's policies towards Egypt appear to have changed dramatically in just the past few weeks. Has Britain dropped the veil of democracy promotion under pressure from lobbies and Brexit?

19:06

Hungary credits razor wire border fence for almost 100 percent drop in illegal migration David Icke latest headlines

Hungary has claimed that its fences on the borders with Croatia and Serbia have helped to cut the inflow of migrants by 99.7 percent since 2015. The small inland nation now has one quarter of the length of its borders protected by a fence. The number of successful attempts to illegally cross the border fell from 391,000 in 2015 to 18,236 in 2016 and only 1,184 in 2017, the Hungarian prime ministers chief security advisor, Gyorgy Bakondi, told reporters at a press conference marking the second anniversary of the closure of the Hungarian-Serbian border on September 15. Hungary has claimed that its fences on the borders with Croatia and Serbia have helped to cut the inflow of migrants by 99.7 percent since 2015. The small inland nation now has one quarter of the length of its borders protected by a fence. The number of successful attempts to illegally cross the border fell from 391,000 in 2015 to 18,236 in 2016 and only 1,184 in 2017, the Hungarian prime ministers chief security advisor, Gyorgy Bakondi, told reporters at a press conference marking the second anniversary of the closure of the Hungarian-Serbian border on September 15. Read more: Hungary credits razor wire border fence for almost 100 percent drop in illegal migration

19:05

Learning How to make Chutney "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The last few weeks have found me at my parents house, plunged into the life of a full time carer. Its in a beautiful place surrounded by mountains and countryside so it could be worse and a beautiful garden in the throws of the last of the summer. My mum has always prided herself on her garden and her green fingers have provided fresh food for our family since I can remember. Being sent to the vegetable patch to get the veg for dinner, hours podding peas, toping and tailing gooseberries and blackcurrants. Then the preserving the jamming and pickling and later the freezing. So it just so happens that I have arrived at the time of a storm and therefore a glut of Tomatoes, Apples, Damsons.

I am interested in learning how to preserve things. If you are growing your own food it makes sense to be able to save your produce to last you longer. Basic stuff for thousands of years in different ways around the world and no better teacher than my mum. For years her Jams have graced our tables in fact if she had been a member of the WI she would have been a contender for many a prize.

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The tomatoes came first through the door as the weight of the fruit...

19:01

[slackware-security] httpd (SSA:2017-261-01) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Slackware Security Team on Sep 19

[slackware-security] httpd (SSA:2017-261-01)

New httpd packages are available for Slackware 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, 14.0, 14.1,
14.2, and -current to fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/httpd-2.4.27-i586-2_slack14.2.txz: Rebuilt.
This update patches a security issue ("Optionsbleed") with the OPTIONS http
method which may leak arbitrary pieces of...

19:00

Over 22 Violent Anti-Communist Protesters Detained by Indonesian Police "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Police use a water cannon to disperse a crowd gathered outside the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation during an anti-communist protest in Jakarta, Indonesia. Credit: Reuters

Police use a water cannon to disperse a crowd gathered outside the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation during an anti-communist protest in Jakarta, Indonesia. Credit: Reuters

Jakarta:Indonesian authorities detained 22 people late on Monday after a violent mob clashed with police at an anti-communist protest in the capital Jakarta.

President Joko Widodos government has tried to redress a bloody 1965 anti-communist purge, one of the darkest periods in the countrys history, but tensions remain over the purge in which an estimated 500,000 people were killed.

The public cannot take the law into their own hands, they must defer to law enforcement apparatus, Widodo said in a statement issued after the clashes.

Communism is banned in Indonesia and any sympathisers are regarded with a deep suspicion and hostility, especially by nationalists and Islamists.

Five police were injured in the clashes when a mob of around 200 gathered outside the Legal Aid Foundation in central Jakarta, which had held a seminar on the 1965 killings at the weekend.

Protesters threw rocks and water bottles and police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse the crowd, according to media.

Activists called for authorities...

19:00

The Kurdish Question: Why Federalization In Syria And The Creation Of A Kurdistan Is A Very Bad Idea David Icke latest headlines

Shortly after the Russian entrance to the Syrian theatre, American media became full of stories praising the heroism of the Kurdish fighters battling against ISIS in areas such as Ayn al-Arab (Kobane) and others. From stories promoting the fighting prowess of the Kurdish brigades to cleverly created propaganda campaigns regarding female Kurdish fighters, the Western press, including the alternative media, was full of stories telling Americans that the Kurds were the real victims and the real heroes of the crisis. This propaganda campaign came about the same time that the Syrian military began making serious gains against Western-backed terrorists with the help of Russia. Thus, as Americas terrorists began losing the war, America produced another freedom fighter poster child the YPG. This propaganda narrative has continued until today where it is now considered almost a heresy to suggest that the YPG is not a freedom fighting brigade that guarantees everyones rights. To suggest that there should not be a Kurdish state carved out of Syria is to subject oneself to the onslaught of accusations as being pro-Erdogan and/or racist. There is a reason behind the push to lionize the YPG, however, that the Western media is promoting and that the alternative media has become obviously blinded to. Read more: The Kurdish Question: Why Federalization In Syria And The Creation Of A Kurdistan Is A Very Bad Idea

18:58

Yemeni children killed in rebel shelling of Taiz "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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18:56

MARRIAGE EQUALITY: A CLEVER COVER FOR GRAVER ISSUES "IndyWatch Feed World"

Far from being an LGBTIQ advocacy group, the marriage equality campaign is a Trojan horse for an underlying, radical regime. In a movement that seeks to give totalitarian power to a select few, equality is an ironic misnomer.

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18:56

Turkey Starts Trial of 30 Newspaper Staff for Links to Coup Attempt "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Police officers carry security barriers in front of the Zaman newspaper headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey March 6, 2016. Credit: Reuters

Police officers carry security barriers in front of the Zaman newspaper headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey March 6, 2016. Credit: Reuters

Istanbul: Thirty journalists and newspaper executives from a Turkish newspaper which was shut down last year went on trial on Monday, facing life sentences over charges that they had links to a failed coup attempt.

The former employees of the Zaman newspaper are charged with membership of an armed terror organization and attempting to overthrow the government, parliament and the constitutional order through their links to cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Zaman was affiliated with Gulen, the US-based cleric and former ally of President Tayyip Erdogan. Gulen is blamed by Ankara for instigating the failed July 2016 coup, but denies any involvement.

Zaman was first seized by the Turkish government in March 2016, months before the coup attempt, and...

18:55

American McCarthyism: Neocon Warhawks Plan to Kill Antiwar Dissent in Media "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

21st Century Wire says

After 12 months of perpetrating one of the greatest political hoaxes in history blaming Russia for the Presidential victory of Donald Trump the Washington establishment is now wanting to take the lie to the next level by sanctioning not only Russian international media outlets, but any media outlet (see one of their guide lists here) who dare to violate the mainstream party line on the US war agenda by broadcasting to an America audience forcing them the register as foreign agents under the FARA Act of 1934.

CrossTalk says: The television station you are watching now and the Russian news agency Sputnik may find themselves in legal jeopardy in the United States. The drive to designate both as foreign agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act is disturbing and dangerous. It would seem those in power decide who can freely speak.

Host Peter Lavelle is CrossTalking with guests Scott Rickard, Neil Clark, and Alexander Nekrassov.

Watch this incredible discussion on how Washington is degenerating into a paranoid NeoMcCarthyist den of political scape-goatists whose chief aim is to shut down any dissenting voices against Americas policy of endless war around the globe:

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18:53

The Pirate Bay Caught Running Browser-Based Cryptocurrency Miner "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The world's popular torrent download website, The Pirate Bay, has again been in a new controversythis time over secretly planting an in-browser cryptocurrency miner on its website that utilizes its visitors' CPU processing power in order to mine digital currencies. The Pirate Bay is the most popular and most visited file-sharing website predominantly used to share copyrighted material free of

18:52

A US charity helps big businesses take indigenous people's water in Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

US religious charity Living Water claims it is trying to help the poor, but in reality it is only increasing such inequality by supporting further privatization of the water system. Espaol

An empty water jug in Puebla. Photo: Tamara Pearson.

Here, people living in the wealthy part of town get all the water they need, and Coca Cola gets first dibs on the best water in the state. Meanwhile, the rest us get running water for half an hour a week, or none at all.

US religious charity Living Water claims it is trying to help the poor, but in reality it is only increasing such inequality by supporting further privatization of the water system.

Right-wing senator Ted Cruz, VP of Goldman Sachs Heidi Cruz, and the owner of Halex Oil Corporation Mike Hale all make up the leadership of Living Water, which has also collaborated with Coca Cola on projects around Latin America.

Living Water went into indigenous towns like Ocotepec saying things like Jesus says water is for everyone.

Living Water has some 132 projects here in Puebla state, and with the support of a state law that allows for private investment in water, has been encouraging big businesses to solve the water supply problems in poor rural areas.

Living Water went into indigenous towns like Ocotepec saying things like Jesus says water is for everyone. At first, people trusted them, but then they realized the charity has...

18:52

German election 2017: How Angela Merkel became the 'cool' option for young voters (who don't know what is REALLY going on) David Icke latest headlines

If Germany votes as expected in Sundays election, Angela Merkel will win a fourth term in office and extend her reign at the helm of German politics to 16 years. Rather than seeing a backlash from young people eager for change, Ms Merkel has turned into a popular and even cool figurehead. Her motto for a Germany in which we want to live well is a reminder of the feeling of prosperity enjoyed by many Germans during her 12 years as Chancellor. Retaining a commanding lead in the polls with 37 per cent of the votes, Ms Merkel has stifled her opposition by modernising her party and moving into the political centre ground. Her open-door refugee policy in 2015, which saw Germany welcome more than a million migrants, challenged the traditional political line of her conservative alliance but resonated positively among many younger voters. Read more: German election 2017: How Angela Merkel became the cool option for young voters (who dont know what is REALLY going on)

18:52

Slack Valued at Over $5 Billion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-slack-fundraising/slack-valued-at-5-1-billion-after-new-funding-led-by-softbank-idUSKCN1BT0KO

Software startup Slack Technologies Inc said it raised $250 million from SoftBank Group Corp and other investors in its latest funding round, boosting the company's valuation to $5.1 billion.

The latest fund-raising, led by SoftBank through its giant Vision Fund and joined by Accel and other investors, lifted Slack's total funds raised to $841 million, the enterprise messaging operator said in an emailed statement.

The fund provides resources which will help Slack to run as a cash-generating company and the raise will reduce its dependence on outside financing, Slack Chief Executive Stewart Butterfield said.

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18:50

Syria Investigator Del Ponte Quits UN Inquiry Commission "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Carla del Ponte speaks during a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, February 8, 2016. Credit:Reuters/Pierre Albouy/Files

Carla del Ponte speaks during a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, February 8, 2016. Credit:Reuters/Pierre Albouy/Files

Geneva: Veteran prosecutor Carla del Ponte signed off from the UN Syria investigation on Monday by criticising the UN Security Council and telling Syrias ambassador his government had used chemical weapons.

The former Swiss attorney general, who went on to prosecute war crimes in Rwanda and former Yugos...

18:49

No Evidence to Link London Attack Directly to Militant Groups: US Sources "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A London Underground sign is seen behind a locked gate, in central London December 26, 2010. Credit: Reuters

A London Underground sign is seen behind a locked gate, in central London December 26, 2010. Credit: Reuters

London: British police and spy agencies have not found evidence that last weeks attack on a London commuter train was ordered or organised by a recognised militant group, according to US and British government sources familiar with the investigation.

Counter-terrorism officers have arrested two men after a crude homemade bomb sent flames shooting through a packed carriage at west Londons Parsons Green underground station during the Friday morning rush hour, injuring 30 people although it apparently failed to detonate fully.

Following the attack, Amaq, the news agency of the ISIS militant group, claimed responsibility for the bombing.

On Monday, five US and British government sources said it was possible that the attack was somehow inspired by ISIS via its extensive arr...

18:48

Was Torrent Site The Pirate Bay Being Sneaky or Creative By Tricking Visitors Into Monero Mining "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Users noticed a cryptocurrency miner surfaced on The Pirate Bay, the worlds largest torrenting for a day over the weekend.

Pop quiz: would you rather A) see ad banners displayed at the top of the website, or B) mine Monero cryptocurrency when you visit a website? Judging by the number of downloads for ad blocking browser extensions, no one likes banner ads. But if you ask The Pirate Bay this week, they will probably say the same thing about secretive Monero mining.

In August, security researchers at Netskope identified a malvertising campaign that downloaded the Zminer coin-miner and then used victims computers to mine Monero and Zcash cryptocurrencies for the benefit of the bad actors.

According to Threat Post, Netskope provided details on two separate operations that have netted 101 Monero, or $8,300 USD, and 44 Zcash, or $10,100 USD so far. Zminer uses Monero on 32-bit Windows systems, and Zcash on 64-bit.

The Pirate Bay

The challenge with most cryptocurrency mining is that the cost of operating the mining machines (e.g. electricity) eat away at much of the profit potential. But for the bad actors, victims pay the operating costs while the profits are reaped by the ones poisoning the banner ad system. When there are no costs, mining cryptocurrencies can be lucrative.

Last week a very observant Redditor Intertubes_Unclogger noticed that his CPU threads spiked to 80-85% visiting some pages on the very popular Torrent search site, The Pirate Bay...

18:48

The curse of Amazon. Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection in US David Icke latest headlines

Toys R Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada as it attempts to restructure its debts. The retailer was once a dominant player in the US toy market, but has struggled against larger rivals such as Amazon, Walmart and Target. The move casts a shadow over the future of the companys nearly 1,600 stores and 64,000 employees. The firms operations in Australia and Europe and a joint venture in Asia are not part of the bankruptcy proceedings. Read more: Toys R Us files for bankruptcy protection in US

18:48

USA: Unethical medical testing on children VIDEO "IndyWatch Feed War"

USA: Unethical medical testing on children VIDEO NOVANEWS THEY CALLED IT RESEARCH Government terror AGAINST THEIR WILL BY ALLEN M. HORNBLUM Unethical medical testing on children. They called it research. Grim stuff and largely unreported. The speaker is Allen M. Hornblum author of Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in []

18:48

[slackware-security] libgcrypt (SSA:2017-261-02) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Slackware Security Team on Sep 19

[slackware-security] libgcrypt (SSA:2017-261-02)

New libgcrypt packages are available for Slackware 14.2 and -current to
fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/libgcrypt-1.7.9-i586-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
Mitigate a local side-channel attack on Curve25519 dubbed "May
the Fourth be With You".
For more information, see:...

18:46

Move To The Rear Of The Power Station, Drink From The Renewable Kool-Aid "IndyWatch Feed National"

In the debate over keeping the Liddle Power Station open, the numbers just dont add up. But probably not the numbers youre thinking. Geoff Russell explains.

According to Guy Rundle, writing last week on Crikey.com, we could build a socially distributed [clean]energy system (whatever that is), in a decade.

The Germans are the prototypical renewable energy zealots and they figure theyll manage about 80 per cent of their electricity from renewables by 2050. Which is 50 years after they passed their Renewable Energy Sources Act back in 2000.

Perhaps Angela Merkel could dispatch some renewable energy gurus to sit at Guys feet and learn. But perhaps renewable energy engineers are intrinsically non-dispatchable and will just have to wait for a favourable wind before visiting.

Having read Guys article, I went back to check his references, numbers, evidence. But apparently, this too is non-dispatchable, so Ill need to wait until the sun comes out from behind its cloud and illuminates Guys reasoning.

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Did anybody hear Alan Finkel on the ABC Science Show recently? Among a panel of pretty gung-ho renewable advocates, Finkel stood out by robustly urging caution and concern for the finer details and massive complexity of our energy system. His metaphor was that changing the global energy system was like turning not just the biggest supertanker youve ever seen, but like turning a tanker 1,000 times bigger than anything youve ever seen.

So lets look at turning not the whole system, but just one little coal plant; the Liddell power station.

Liddell is a 2,000 megawatt (MW) coal fired power station. So it will deliver 2,000MW whenever you want. This is what dispatchable means; whenever you want. So you can get 2,000MW on windless evenings when solar and wind are producing nothing. You can get 2,000MW in the chilly pre-dawn of any morning when the roasters of coffee beans are preparing for the morning rush.

Before making grand claims about turning the entire Australian energy supertanker in a decade, Guy could first explain how to replace Liddell in 5 years?

Australias Nyngan solar farm is currently our largest, at 102MW. Is that 5 percent the size of Liddell? Would building 20 do the job?

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18:45

Defense Contractors on Cloud 9 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Defense Contractors on Cloud 9 by Wolf Richter Wolf Street The backdrop: Money. More than ever before.  The Senate is expected to pass by a wide margin a $700-billion defense bill today. When it comes to extravagant military spending,...

The post Defense Contractors on Cloud 9 appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:44

Debt Rattle September 19 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Edouard Manet Portrait of Emile Zola 1868   When The Market Finally Implodes, Dont Say These Charts Didnt Warn You (MW) S&P 500 Buybacks Have Dropped By 25% Since The First Quarter Of 2016 (MW) Feds Balance-Sheet Unwind Will Be Moment Of Truth For Financial Markets (MW) $700 Billion Unpaid Mortgage

The post Debt Rattle September 19 2017 appeared first on The Automatic Earth.

18:43

Bees Attack In California, 6 People Hospitalized "IndyWatch Feed World"

Six people were hospitalized on Saturday, including three firefighters, after being stung by a swarm of bees outside a Ralphs grocery store in Monterey Park, California. A beehive up a tree in the parking lot [...]

18:42

Pakistan Opposition Claims Momentum for 2018 Despite Election Loss "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to supporters during a celebration rally after the Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad, Pakistan July 30, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to supporters during a celebration rally after the Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad, Pakistan, July 30, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Lahore, Pakistan: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khans party said on Monday it had built momentum in a by-election for ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs parliamentary seat, despite finishing second, but the biggest inr...

18:40

Syria deconfliction zones not dead despite Deir ez-Zor incident Tillerson David Icke latest headlines

The incident near Deir ez-Zor during which US-backed opposition forces were allegedly injured by a Russian airstrike did not derail the US-Russia deconfliction agreement, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, adding that both countries remain committed to the process. Despite what was presented as a major setback in communication between Moscow and Washington in Syria last week, the US military accused their Russian counterparts of hitting US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in an Islamic State-held area in the eastern part of Deir ez-Zor. However, the deconfliction mechanism has not ceased to exist, Tillerson said at the meeting of the so-called Friends of Syria Group that took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York on Monday. Read more: Syria deconfliction zones not dead despite Deir ez-Zor incident Tillerson

18:40

Iran, China stress resolve for deepening ties "IndyWatch Feed War"

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EHRAN, Sep. 18 (MNA) Irans Ali Akbar Velayati and head of China Institute of Middle Eastern Studies met Mon. in Tehran and called for expansion of strategic relations between the two sides.

Ali Akbar Velayati, the Head of Strategic Research Center at Irans Expediency Council, held a meeting with the head of China Institute of Middle Eastern Studies in Tehran, during which he highlighted the relations between the two countries as strategic.

Gradually, the focus of international politics has been leaning towards Asia, and China in the East and Iran in West Asia are both major contributors to continental and international developments, Velayati said at the meeting.

Responding to the Chinese officials enquiry about his assessment of the two countries relations in the wake of Chinese Presidents visit to Tehran, Velayati said Iran is just as keen as China in developing strategic ties between the two sides. Tehran and Beijing have reached valuable agreements. There exist some obstacles however that need collective efforts to be overcome.

Velayati underscored the significance of expanding international relations, adding the Silk Road project is one of the important areas of cooperation between Iran and China which requires further talks and closer interactions.

The Chinese side, for his part, maintained that some strategic memorandums were signed between Iran and China during President Xi Jinping visit to Tehran in January 2016, during which he vowed to boost bilateral trade to $600 billion within a decade.

He further welcomed expansion of relations and cooperation with Iranian organizations and researchers, adding research centers in both countries can play a role in deepening relations between the two sides.

The meeting came as a Chinese state-owned investment firm (CITIC) has recently provided a $10 billion credit line for Iranian banks. The deal, signed on Sep. 14, marks the first major contract signed with China in the era after the nuclear deal, according to rans deputy economy minister Mohammad Khazaei.

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18:39

World Wildlife Fund Greece files lawsuit over tanker oil spill in Saronic Gulf "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The World Wildlife Fund filed a lawsuit Monday over extensive pollution to the coastline outside Athens following the sinking of a tanker near Greeces largest port. The environmental groups Greek branch filed the lawsuit in the port city of Piraeus against anyone found responsible, a common practice when a party that could be held legally

The post World Wildlife Fund Greece files lawsuit over tanker oil spill in Saronic Gulf appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

18:39

Government by Goldman "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Gary Cohn Is Giving Goldman Sachs Everything It Ever Wanted From the Trump Administration

Cross-posted from The Intercept

Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trumps pick for secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. It was the end of November, three weeks after Trumps improbable victory, and Cohn, then still the president of Goldman Sachs, was at Trump Tower presumably at the invitation of Kushner, with whom he was friendly. Cohn was there to offer his views about jobs and the economy. But, like the man he was there to meet, he was at heart a salesman.

On the campaign trail, Trump had spoken often about the importance of investing in infrastructure. Yet the president-elect had apparently failed to appreciate that the government would need to come up with hundreds of billions of dollars to fund his plans. Cohn, brash and bold, wired to attack any moneymaking opportunity, pitched a fix that would put Wall Street firms at the center: Private-industry partners could help infrastructure get fixed, saving the federal government from going deeper into debt. The way the moment was captured by the New York Times, among other publications, Trump was dumbfounded. Is this true? he asked. Was a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan likely to increase the deficit by a trillion dollars? Confronted by nodding heads, an unhappy president-elect said, Why did I have to wait to have this guy tell me?

Within two weeks, the transition team announced that Cohn would take over as director of the presidents National Economic Council

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Goldman Sachs had been a favorite cudgel for candidate Trump the symbol of a government that favors Wall Street over its citizenry. Trump proclaimed that Hillary Clinton was in the firms pockets, as was Ted Cruz. It was Goldman Sachs that Trump singled out when he railed against a system rigged in favor of the global elite one that robbed our working class, stripped our country of wealth, and put money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities. Cohn, as president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs, had been at the heart of it all. Aggressiv...

18:39

PERTH Man charged over Perth stabbing after allegedly telling police of the attack "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Man charged over Perth stabbing after allegedly telling police of the attack .

September 19, 2017 at 04:45PM .

to do grievous bodily harm that unlawfully wounds another and attempted armed robbery. He is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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18:39

PERTH Police charge man over obscene acts in Perths Western Suburbs "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Police charge man over obscene acts in Perths Western Suburbs .

September 18, 2017 at 06:37PM .

The Dianella man was charged with committing seven counts of committing an obscene act in public. He is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.communitynews.com.au/western-suburbs-weekly/news/police-charge-man-obscene-acts-perths-western-suburbs&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY4M2YzY2YyMWY0NTY1YTk6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFJjtwN6zhxGqirQMcAO2FHbl0xpA

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18:38

Global warming may be occurring more slowly than previously thought, study suggests (you don't say) David Icke latest headlines

Computer modelling used a decade ago to predict how quickly global average temperatures would rise may have forecast too much warming, a study has found. The Earth warmed more slowly than the models forecast, meaning the planet has a slightly better chance of meeting the goals set out in the Paris climate agreement, including limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. Scientists said previous models may have been on the hot side. Read more: Global warming may be occurring more slowly than previously thought, study suggests (you dont say)

18:38

Liberals Dont Respect a Nations Sovereignty "IndyWatch Feed War"

Liberals Dont Respect a Nations Sovereignty Eric ZUESSE When the United States and some of its allies in 2003 invaded and destroyed Iraq on false pretenses  and without Iraq having ever invaded (much less destroyed) any of the invading countries this was actually within the scope of the invaders being liberal countries, because a nations sovereignty isnt []

18:37

[slackware-security] ruby (SSA:2017-261-03) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Slackware Security Team on Sep 19

[slackware-security] ruby (SSA:2017-261-03)

New ruby packages are available for Slackware 14.2 and -current to
fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/ruby-2.2.8-i586-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
This release includes several security fixes.
For more information, see:
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-0898...

18:35

Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Egyptian Presidency/AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process, in their first public talks, on September 18, 2017

CAIRO (AFP)  Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office said on Tuesday.Sisi emphasised the importance of resuming negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides to reach a comprehensive solution, the statement said.

The two leaders discussed ways to resume the peace process and establish a Palestinian state, the statement said.

Peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians have been at a standstill since US-backed talks collapsed in the spring of 2014.

US President Donald Trump, who visited Israel and the occupied West Bank in May, has said he believes he can mediate a final peace agreement that has eluded his predecessors.

Trump too met Netanyahu in New York on Monday ahead of the UN General Assembly and again expressed his hopes for a peaceful settlement.

Netanyahu was the first leader to have a one-on-one with Trump as the US president prepares to deliver his maiden speech to the annual get-together on Tuesday.

Sisi is reported to have been involved in secret talks with the Israeli premier in the past.

The Egyptian president joined Netanyahu for talks with then US secretary of state John Kerry hosted by King Abdullah II in the Jordanian city of Aqaba in February 2016, a former US official confirmed to AFP earlier this year.


18:33

Ron Paul Liberty Report: US-Saudi Arms Trafficking to Terrorists in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Back in July, 21WIRE detailed the investigative work of Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, and her report which exposed a US and Saudi Arabia-sponsored international weapons trafficking operation where armed purchased through third parties and ferried on diplomatic flights using Azerbaijan state-run airlines, Silkway Airlines. The illegal program was launched under President Barack Obama in 2012 and continues to this day under Donald Trump. Despite bountiful evidence, the western mainstream media has simply ignored and steered away from this story.

Liberty Report asks: Why is the Pentagon spending billions of dollars purchasing Soviet and east European weapons to ship to Syrian rebels? A blockbuster Bulgarian investigative report exposes the lies and illegality of the purchases and shipments; several mainstream investigations corroborate the Bulgarian report.

Investigative Reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva joins Daniel McAdams host of the Liberty Report to explain her incredible findings. Watch:

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Read Dilyana Gaytandzhievas extensive report here:

https://trud.bg/350-diplomatic-flights-carry-weapons-for-terrorists/

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18:32

Deplorable Ignorance and Indifference of Most Americans "IndyWatch Feed War"

Deplorable Ignorance and Indifference of Most Americans Stephen LENDMAN Americans are the most over-entertained, uninformed people on the planet mostly know-nothings about domestic and geopolitical issues mattering most. A new Gallup poll provides more evidence 58% of respondents supporting war if peaceful methods with North Korea fail. Americans are so out-of-touch with reality []

18:31

China Says Threats Cannot Help Resolve Korean Situation "IndyWatch Feed War"

BEIJING Threatening action or rhetoric cannot help resolve the situation on the Korean peninsula, Chinas foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted about the existence of military options on North Korea.

Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the comments at a regular briefing in Beijing.

Asked about potential U.S. military options that might not put the South Korean capital, Seoul, at risk, Mattis said on Monday there were but declined to give details.

Seoul is within artillery range of North Korea, which is also believed to have a sizable chemical and biological arsenal beyond nuclear and conventional weapons.

(Reporting by Michael Martina; Writing by Christian Shepherd; Editing by Paul Tait)


18:30

Indonesia abuzz over possible finding of extinct tiger "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

JAKARTA Based on a photographic evidence, park officials in Indonesia reported the possible sighting of the Javan tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica) some 14 years after the animal was officially declared extinct. In the middle of doing a field survey on Aug. 25, a ranger from Ujung Kulon National Park in West Java photographed a big cat that officials failed to immediately identify. It subsequently sparked a speculation that the beast could be the Javan tiger which was last sighted in the island in 1976. An unidentified big cat was photographed last month by a ranger from Ujung Kulon National Park. Officials claim the animal could be the Extinct Javan tiger. Photo courtesy of Ujung Kulon National Park. This used to be the habitat of Javan tiger, Mamat Rahmat, chief of the park, told local news media last Wednesday. We hope that they still exist. The report, which went viral across the internet, has prompted Indonesias Ministry of Environment and Forestry and NGO World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to deploy a team to investigate and set up more camera traps to gather more information and samples. The stripes [on the cat] appear to be similar like that of Javan tiger, but its posture is questionable, Wiratno, the director general of natural resources conservation, told local news media. This is among the things that we want to confirm. Meanwhile, the report has received skepticism from some experts who suggested that the creature resembled more the Critically Endangered Javan leopard (Panthera pardus melas).

18:30

How These Female Engineers Reinvented The Bra "IndyWatch Feed World"

Evelyn & Bobbie set out to make a bra women might actually look forward to wearing. That means no straps, no wires, and no tags.

All her life, Bree McKeen deeply resented her bra.

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18:30

Music Box Plays Still Alive Thanks to Automated Hole Puncher "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Custom hole punch and feed system

Most projects have one or two significant aspects in which custom work or clever execution is showcased, but this Music Box Hole Punching Machine by [Josh Sheldon] and his roommate [Matt] is a delight on many levels. Not only was custom hardware made to automate punching holes in long spools of paper for feeding through a music box, but a software front end to process MIDI files means that in a way, this project is really a MIDI-to-hand-cranked-music-box converter. What a time to be alive.

Instagram Photo

As [Josh] mentioned on his project pa...

18:30

This Is How Napping Made Me More Productive "IndyWatch Feed World"

Taking two short power naps every day made it easier to focus, but it was important to nap the right way.

When it comes to sleeping, humans get the short end of the stick compared to others in the animal kingdom. Adult humans, on average, only sleep once a day (known as monophasic sleepers) compared to 85% of the other animal species on the planet who sleep multiple times a day (known as polyphasic sleepers).

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18:30

Police deploy in Iraqi oil city Kirkuk after deadly clash "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The Kurdish authorities want to hold the vote on 25 September, despite opposition from the central government in Baghdad

18:29

Repeated radiation warnings go unheeded at sensitive Idaho nuclear plant "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ted Lewis knew the plutonium plates at the government lab where he worked could leak potentially lethal radioactive dust. He had seen it occur in the 1970s, when he was helping load some of those plates into a nuclear reactor at the lab near Idaho Falls, Idaho. A steel jacket enclosing one of the plates []

18:28

Mauro: The Terrorists We Welcomed From Hell "IndyWatch Feed War"

Parsons Green underground stationParsons Green underground station (Photo: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP / Getty Images)

Clarions National Security Analyst Ryan Mauro tells Fox News viewers they must be vigilant regarding the terror threat. He also offers his thoughts after two migrants were arrested in connection with the Parsons Green Underground terror attack in London on September 15 the fifth serious terror attack in the UK in 2017.

 

 

 

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18:26

Severe flash flooding as dam under construction unexpectedly bursts in Laos (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed World"

A destructive flash flood occurred when a dam under construction unexpectedly burst open sent people in its wake running for their lives in the Laos province of Xieng Khouang. Video of the Sept. 11 disaster shows the raging waters growing more widespread as workers run for higher ground while some unsuccessfully attempt to drive vehicles out of harm's way. An unidentified woman screams in a panic, presumably instructing them to leave the vehicles and get to safety:

18:22

Watchguard Fireware OS DOS & Stored XSS "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by David Fernandez on Sep 19

Watchguards Firebox and XTM are a series of enterprise grade network
security appliances providing advanced security services like next
generation firewall, intrusion prevention, malware detection and
blockage and others. Two vulnerabilities were discovered affecting the
XML-RPC interface of the Web UI used to manage Fireware OS, the
operating system running on Watchguard Firebox and XTM appliances. To
exploit any of the flaws discovered, no...

18:20

Hindi Speakers Out of the Heartland "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Extracts from Is That Even a Country, Sir!

There are no AC compartments, stipends or OB vans accompanying these two just their curiosity and their reading leading them on in northeast India. Credit: Wikipedia

There are no AC compartments, stipends or OB vans accompanying these two just their curiosity and their reading leading them on in northeast India. Credit: Wikipedia

Two journalists, Anil Yadav and Anhes Shashwat, decided to travel to the Northeast after the massacre of Hindi speakers in Assam just before the 2000 elections there. They had dreams of glory, of uncovering what was really happening, and travelled across Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Manipur by bus, tractor and any other transport they could find. Written in Hindi, and now translated into English, Is That Even a Country, Sir! is a view from down under.

There are no AC compartments, stipends or OB vans accompanying these two just their curiosity and their reading leading them on.

The Wire reproduces extracts by Yadav that give the flavour of the uncertainty they started the journey with and the reality they faced.

I found that the imposing Mustachio who overbearing...

18:17

How a non-Stop MEA Flight from Beirut to New York Looks Like "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lebanese President Michel Aoun headed to New York on Monday to take part in the UN General Assembly Annual meeting. The presidents flight was a ME001 non-stop presidential flight to New York JFK airport. Lebanese Plane Spotters tracked down the plane and even got an awesome shot of the MEA plane landing in JFK, which is unfortunately not very common since theres an active ban on Lebanese carriers in the US & Canada.

It will probably take years before one-way flights from Beirut to the US are allowed again. If youre into planes, I recommend you check out the Lebanese Plane Spotters Facebook page [here].

18:15

The Cabals Desperation Level Is Off The Charts, Whats Next? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Cabals Desperation Level Is Off The Charts, Whats Next? Video X22 Report Larry Klayman pushing to have Mueller removed. 700 Catalan mayors push for independence. Lavrov will be meeting with Tillerson to discuss Ukraine and Syria. The cabal...

The post The Cabals Desperation Level Is Off The Charts, Whats Next? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:15

As States Create Land Banks for Private Investors, Conflicts Erupt Across India "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

State governments are building land banks, using both private and common lands, to attract investment in manufacturing and infrastructure, but at the cost of peoples rights.

The wall that the Odisha government is building around a 1,700 hectare piece of land on Nuagaon villages periphery to mark the inclusion of the land in the state governments land bank, thereby restricting locals access to an area where they have traditionally harvested betel leaves, rice and fish. In July 2017, villagers filed a petition against the walls construction; this picture was filed as part of the petition.

The wall that the Odisha government is building around a 1,700 hectare piece of land on Nuagaon villages periphery to mark the inclusion of the land in the state governments land bank, thereby restricting locals access to an area where they have traditionally harvested betel leaves, rice and fish. In July 2017, villagers filed a petition against the walls construction; this picture was filed as part of the petition.

In June this year, about a hundred people from Nuagaon village near Indias east coast marched towards a wall that the Odisha government is building around a 1,700 hectare piece of land on the villages periphery. The wall would mar...

18:14

Kerala College Magazine Asked to Remove Over-Politicised References "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The principal and staff editor wanted words like Dalit, beef and fascism removed from the annual student magazine of the Government Arts and Science College, Nadapuram.

The Government Arts and Science College, Nadapuram campus. Credit: University Facebook page

The Government Arts and Science College, Nadapuram campus. Credit: University Facebook page

New Delhi: A college magazine in Kerala has reportedly been asked to remove certain over-politicised references which includes the words Dalit, beef and fascism.

According to a report in The Hindu, the 2016-17 edition of Imirichalu, Choodanthiri, Poyachalu, the annual magazine of Government Arts and Science College, Nadapuram, has drawn the ire of college authorities. The principal of the college reportedly said he was not against political ideas, but social and political criticism that crosses the limits.

Favas M., an editorial committee member, told The Hindu that the magazine was divided into three parts based on the three words in its name. It was the Imirichalu section, which means frustration and talked about contemporary politics, that the administration had a problem with. Students were asked to remove an interview with MLA V.T. Balram because the question...

18:13

Nike And Ad Agency Produce Documentary On Frances Street Football Scene "IndyWatch Feed World"

Its more than a sport. Its a culture, and it produces some of the best professional soccer players in the world.

Far from the bright lights and billions of dollars flowing through the highest echelons of global professional soccer, the game itself feeds off and fuels an entire culture. One significant part of that is street football, played on pavement pitches of all shapes and sizes in urban centers around the world.

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18:12

Hurricane Irmas impact on the BVI and what now needs to happen "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Hurricane Irma has left behind a trail of unimaginable destruction and has caused the entire British Virgin Islands (BVI) infrastructure to collapse. People need help rebuilding their lives and there is an immediate and critical need for food, water and shelter.

Thanks to Producer Rob Sorrenti for the Hurricane Irma BVI appeal film with voiceover from Kate Winslet.

18:11

Assad is Protector of the Christians in the Middle East Archbishop Hanna "IndyWatch Feed War"

Assad is Protector of the Christians in the Middle East Archbishop Hanna Atallah Hanna, the Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem has visited Damascus today. http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/08/assad-is-protector-of-christians-in.html During his visit, he met with the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, stressing that President Assad assured himself as an important figure of protecting the []

18:09

[SECURITY] [DSA 3978-1] gdk-pixbuf security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Moritz Muehlenhoff on Sep 19

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3978-1 security () debian org
https://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
September 18, 2017 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : gdk-pixbuf
CVE ID : CVE-2017-2862
Debian Bug :...

18:09

Zionist Fascism "IndyWatch Feed War"

WATCH: Settler attacks left-wing activist, breaks his arm

Guess who was detained and taken in for questioning.
By Yael Marom
An Israeli settler attacked a left-wing activist in a settlement in the south Hebron Hills Saturday, breaking his arm. The activist was transferred to Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva, where his left arm was put in a cast.
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18:08

Womens Suffrage Day: 19 September "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Let not babies, the wash tub or even dinner, prevent women from going. Franchise activist, Amey Daldy, encouraging women to vote in 1893 Votes for women By Roger Childs 124 years ago women gained the right to vote in New Zealand. We were the first country to pass such a law, however in the US []

18:07

Trump to Push Nationalist Policy at U.N. "IndyWatch Feed War"

In his first speech at a U.N. General Assembly, president will appeal to others self-interest on North Korea, Iran and terror

Image may contain: 4 people, people sitting

United States President Donald Trump attends a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters. AP photo

Sept. 18, 2017 9:00 p.m. ET

UNITED NATIONSPresident Donald Trumps first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday will lay out a foreign policy rooted in his view of nationalism and sovereignty and anchored by America First principles, according to a senior White House official.

Mr Trump will call for more burden sharing and co-operation among countries on issues including the fight on terrorism, North Koreas nuclear and military threat, and Irans adherence to a multinational nuclear deal.

He will also mention reforms at the UN and the role countries play in enabling North Koreas regime, though it wasnt clear whether Mr Trump will blame specific nations for keeping Pyongyangs economy afloat despite global sanctions. He is expected also to address the crisis in Venezuela.

The address will combine the nationalistic theme of his campaign with an appeal to the nationalism of other countries as a new basis for international co-operation, the senior official said.

It will be a foreign policy that is driven by outcomes, not by ideologies, the official said. What the president is doing is explaining how the principle of America First is not only consistent with the goal of international co-operation, but a rational basis for every country to engage in co-operation.

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18:06

America Is Going Brokeand Nobody Cares "IndyWatch Feed World"

America Is Going Brokeand Nobody Cares
by Bill Bonner

"Last week, the plot did not so much thicken as congeal. Theres no changing it now - the cameras are rollingthe costumes are onand everyone knows his lines. President Trump went further in becoming the first president independent of either major political party in American history.

Open floodgates: After having sided with the Democrats on the debt ceiling, he went back to the swamp to resolve the Dreamer issue - the 800,000 children who arrived in the US as undocumented migrants and were allowed to temporarily stay legally in the country. Then, over the weekend, it was reported that the administration wanted to get back on the Paris climate change agreement bandwagon. The White House denies it, but its now clear that Mr Trump aims to be a whole lot less disruptive than he promised to be.

And now, with the floodgates open, the US national debt has surged over $20 trillion. Of course, we dont worry about debt anymore...

18:03

China, Russia urge end to North Korea vicious cycle "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP

KCNA/AFP/File | North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting a launching drill of the medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location
NEW YORK (AFP)  The Chinese and Russian foreign ministers called for a peaceful end to the vicious cycle on the Korean peninsula as they met in New York for the UN General Assembly, Beijing said Tuesday.Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov urged all parties to seek a peaceful resolution to the current stand-off with Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons program, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement.

The Korean Peninsula nuclear problem must be solved through peaceful means, it quoted Wang as saying, adding that the current deepening vicious cycle must be broken.

Restoring peace talks is also a necessary step to carrying out the UN Security Councils resolution, he said.

Lavrov said Russias position on the issue is completely identical to Chinas, the statement said.

Russia has joined Chinas call for a dual-track approach in which North Korea suspends its weapons programme in return for the United States halting military drills in the region.

The White House said earlier that US President Donald Trump had spoken with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping over the phone, saying the two leaders were committed to maximizing pressure on North Korea through vigorous enforcement of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

Trump is currently in New York for the UN General Assembly but Xi who has a major Communist Party congress next month that will cement his leadership for the next five years is not attending the event.

The UN Security Council last week imposed a fresh set of sanctions, though Washington toned down its original proposals to secure support from China and Russia.

Regional tensions have soared this month as North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test and staged an intermediate-range missile test over Japan.

Trump has not ruled out a military option for dealing with Pyongyang.

The US flew four F-35B stealth fighter jets and two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula on Monday in a show of force.

Separately, China and Russia began a joint naval exercise east of the Korean peninsula.


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18:01

Canada - Group Wants Another Referendum on Fluoride "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A petition circulating to add a question to the 2018 municipal election ballot about removing fluoride from Owen Sound's water supply is garnering momentum.

Oliver Hartan, spokesperson for Fluoridation Free Owen Sound (FFOS), says the group already has more than 1,000 signatures supporting its appeal to the city to pose the question on the 2018 election ballot: "are you in favour of the discontinuance of the fluoridation of the public water supply of this municipality?"

Hartan says, "the petition is really just asking City Hall to give Owen Sound residents a chance to vote on whether or not they want fluoride in their drinking water.".......................

18:00

MealPal doubles down on food pickup as everyone else focuses on delivery "IndyWatch Feed World"

As more and more companies fixate on creating premium delivery services, one company is standing by pickup. For a monthly fee starting at $120, MealPal lets hungry workers book their midday carry-out in advance. Subscribers get 20 lunches, which breaks down to $6 per meal. The company has raised $20 million to expand into dinner offerings and continue launching in

As more and more companies fixate on creating premium delivery services, one company is standing by pickup. For a monthly fee starting at $120, MealPal lets hungry workers book their midday carry-out in advance. Subscribers get 20 lunches, which breaks down to $6 per meal. The company has raised $20 million to expand into dinner offerings and continue launching in new cities around the world. Its raised $35 million in total.

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17:58

Hackers exploit an undocumented Word feature for user fingerprinting "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Kaspersky researchers discovered a new attack technique leveraging an undocumented Word feature to gather information on users.

Kaspersky researchers discovered a new attack technique leveraging Microsoft Word documents to gather information on users. The technique is innovative because it doesnt use active content such as macros or exploits, it exploits an undocumented Word feature to fingerprint users.

The attackers sent phishing emails using Word documents in OLE2 format and contained links to PHP scripts hosted on third-party web resources. Once the user opened the files in Microsoft Office, the application accesses one of the links, resulting in the attackers receiving information about the software installed on the target machine.

They were in OLE2 format and contained no macros, exploits or any other active content. However, a close inspection revealed that they contained several links to PHP scripts located on third-party web resources. reads the analysis published by Kaspersky Lab. When we attempted to open these files in Microsoft Word, we found that the application addressed one of the links. As a result, the attackers received information about the software installed on the computer.

One of the documents analyzed by the researchers contained tips on how to use Google search more effectively, it doesnt contain active content, no VBA macros, embedded Flash objects or PE files. Once opened Word sends a GET request to an internal link.

The researchers discovered that the document used an undocumented Word feature, they noticed the presence of an INCLUDEPICTURE field that indicates that an image is attached to certain characters in the text.

The experts highlighted that there is no description for Microsoft Office documentation provides basically no description of the INCLUDEPICTURE field.

The attackers used the INCLUDEPICTURE field to include a suspicious link there, although not the URL addressed by Word.

The text in Word documents is stored in the WordDocument stream in a raw state that doesnt contain formatting except for so-called fields. The fields are used to instruct Word that a certain segment of the text must be presented in a specific way. The field INCLUDEPICTURE indicates that an image is attached to certain characters in the text.

The experts identified the following characters inside the document:

Begin = 0x13
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17:58

Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmars map "IndyWatch Feed War"

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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is, quite literally, being wiped off the map.

After a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month, security forces and allied mobs retaliated by burning down thousands of Rohingya homes in the predominantly Buddhist nation.

More than 500,000 people roughly half their population have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the past year, most of them in the last three weeks.

And they are still leaving, piling into wooden boats that take them to sprawling, monsoon-drenched refugee camps in Bangladesh. Their plight has been decried as ethnic cleansing by U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres. And despite assurances Tuesday by Myanmars leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, few believe they will ever be welcomed back.

This is the worst crisis in Rohingya history, said Chris Lewa, founder of the Arakan Project, which works to improve conditions for the ethnic minority, citing the monumental size and speed of the exodus. Security forces have been burning villages one by one, in a very systematic way. And its still ongoing.

Using a network of monitors, Lewa and her agency are meticulously documenting tracts of villages that have been partially or completely burned down in three townships in northern Rakhine state, where the vast majority of Myanmars 1.1 million Rohingya once lived. Its a painstaking task because there are hundreds of them, and information is almost impossible to verify because the army has blocked access to the area. Satellite imagery released by Human Rights Watch on Tuesday shows massive swaths of scorched landscape and the near total destruction of 214 villages.

The Arakan Project has found that almost every tract of villages in Maungdaw township suffered some burning, and that all of Maungdaw has been almost completely abandoned by Rohingya.

Of the 21 Rohingya villages in Rathedaung, to the north, only five were not targeted. Three camps for Rohingya who were d...

17:55

Canada - Moncton City Council Says No To Fluoridated Drinking Water "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

After months of consultation, Moncton City Council is rejecting the advice of many health organizations and keeping fluoride out of municipal water.
Councillor Paulette Theriault said as a grandmother, she was not comfortable with her grandchildren drinking water with fluoride in it.

New Brunswick Dental Society Vice President Dr. Suzanne Drapeau McNally had a fiery response.
"If they're serious, we want decay to stop, so let's talk and not put the blame on someone else," says Dr. Drapeau McNally. "I'm gonna be a grandmother just like Paulette Theriault, and those kids, it is safe for them to have fluoride."
Dr. Nicole Brien is a dentist specializing in children, and she is also disappointed in the decision.
"I have seen a difference since the fluoride has been removed from the water, and not just the number of cavities I see, but also in how quickly the teeth deteriorate," says Dr. Brien.
Dr. Drapeau McNally questioned whether the City was truly serious about improving the dental health of residents.
"Well, do something about it," says exclaims. "[Council] has been saving $125,000 per year, this is five years, where has this money gone, or what have you done to help?"
Mayor Dawn Arnold said without knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that fluoride was harmless she couldn't support adding it back into the municipal water supply.

The motion to keep the status quo and leave fluoride out of municipal drinking water was passed 7 - 3 with Councillor Paul Pellerin absent.

Councillors Susan Edgett, Rob McKee, and Greg Turner voted to reintroduce fluoride, while Councillors Paulette Theriault, Shawn Crossman, Pierre Boudreau, Blair Lawrence, Charles Leger, and Bryan Butler, as well as Mayor Dawn Arnold all voted to keep fluoride out.

17:53

Ukrainian Corruption "IndyWatch Feed War"


Ukraine: Something Is Happening Here

After using the Russian invasion diligently for plenty of international support, Ukraines elites arent holding up their side of the bargain: They keep ruining their country.
...

17:53

Poll: Davis leads Harawira easily "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

According to a Newshub/Reid Research poll  Hone Harawira isnt close to winning back his Te Tai Tokerau seat off Kelvin Davis. Kelvin Davis (Labour) 67.4% Hone Harawira (Mana) 30.3% Godfrey Rudolf (Green) 2.3% Davis got 43.90% in the 2014 election to Harawiras 40.53, with the Maori Party candidate getting 11.65% and an independent getting 2.05%. []

17:50

Aung San Suu Kyi says she feels deeply for the suffering of all people caught up in conflict in Myanmar "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP

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Ye Aung Thu, AFP | Burmas Aung San Suu Kyi said she feels deeply for the suffering of all people caught up in conflict scorching through Rakhine state

Video by Clovis CASALI

Text by FRANCE 24 

Latest update : 2017-09-19

Burmas de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi appealed to the global community on Tuesday for support over a refugee crisis the UN decries as ethnic cleansing, saying she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in conflict in Rakhine state.

In her first address to the nation since the start of a crisis that has seen more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims flee into Bangladesh, Suu Kyi said Myanmar, also known as Burma, did not fear international scrutiny and was committed to a sustainable solution to the conflict.

The United Nations has branded the military operation in the troubled western state ethnic cleansing. Suu Kyi did not address that accusation but said her government condemned rights violations and anyone responsible for abuses would face the law.

We condemn all human rights violations and unlawful violence. We are committed to the restoration of peace and stability and rule of law throughout the state, Suu Kyi said in her address in the capital, Naypyitaw.

ROHINGYA REFUGEES DONT WANT TO RETURN TO BURMA
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17:50

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Unhinged" -- September 19, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Dinar Chronicles

JP Morgan is lining up their executive management team to replace Wells Fraudgo as lead American bank for the RV.

Got this from two sources now.

J. Dimon is no fool. Evil and heartless certainly, but not stupid. The gig is up and he's doing what's best for his bank. Wise.

I hear they will be also be intaking ZIM at the street level rate too--IQD and VND as well--turning no one away.

Iko is smiling someplace in Pennsylvania. Love it.

There's talk also of a Tuesday redemption cycle starting and going until the following Monday.

Which is fascinating because the UN General Assembly also starts tomorrow at 8am EDT with Donna speaking at 10am EDT.

Everybody but China, Russia and Mexico are gathered together in NYC. Their absence is interesting to say the least.

Heard Commander Obama was at the UN tonight giving a closed door speech updating world leaders on how all the wonderful transitions were rolling out in October and that the cabal must swallow whole pie with a smile like GESARA, public RV, USN and Paul Ryan.

But Olive Garden juggernaut will be broken up finally. I guess there is an end to the endless salad. Who knew.

Congress is right now pushing through a stealth Obama Care repeal in the Senate. Curious timing huh? Can you say USN?

Mueller has Trumpet on tape now actually talking to Paul Manafort confessing to both the Russian collusion of the 2016 election and his money being laundered offshore.

Hilarious. Not because 66 million Americans voted for traitor, but because none of them know their still brainwashed.

Oh, what will those loyal confederate flag waving Trump supporters do now?

Probably hang out with the Wells Fargo die hards and build a wall I suppose.

God bless all of God's children. But I do pray natural selection is still a real thing post RV.

And here's my favorite nugget of the night... the assets behind the ZIM bond/currency/table napkin/paper airplane is backing every other currency in the RV.

That we knew months earlier. But get this, it's also backing the revaluing Chinese Yuan.

Shut the front door!

Looks like the black man is basically savi...

17:48

14 Scientifically Proven Ways to Become Less Miserable, Starting Now "IndyWatch Feed National"

Happiness is a journey Not a destination.

  • Ben Sweetland

True happiness in life is something that we all hope to accomplish, although the definition of happiness differs from person to person. For some, it may refer to happiness in their career, for others happiness at home. Ultimately, however, each of us would like to experience happiness in our day to day lives.

Source: Spiked

There are two types of happiness that we may experience in our lives, that which we have no control over and that which we can promote and improve upon. Some of us experience happiness relative to the seasons and the weather, with conditions like Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), while others are impacted by events in their life outside of their control. There are, however, a number of ways we can invite positive energies and happiness into our lives on a daily basis.

Try these 14 strategies to improve the happiness in your life:

Dont Be Afraid to Ask for Help

It is okay to admit that you dont have the answers to every situation in life. It isnt reasonable to believe that you will know everything, you are, after all, only human. Rather than trying to handle everything on your own embrace the fact that you may know someone who is able to help provide you with the knowledge and experience that you require. Reach out to friends/family and ask for help, you cant expect people to know you need their assistance if you dont tell them.

Give Yourself Permission to Be Happy

If there is one thing that is psychologically holding you back from experiencing happiness in your life, it is yourself! If you allow yourself to dwell on feelings of guilt, remorse and self-doubt then you are denying yourself the opportunity to experience the more positive moments. Instead, let go of the past, focus on the present and welcome the feelings of joy that will come from it. Tell yourself that you are allowed to be happy!

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17:48

At UN, China Stands by Myanmar on Rohingya Issue "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) shakes hands with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres prior to their meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 18, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) shakes hands with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres prior to their meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 18, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Beijing: China supports efforts by the Myanmar government to protect its national security and opposes recent violent attacks in the countrys Rakhine State, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi told UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres.

The military response to insurgent attacks in the western region of Myanmar last month sent more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh, escaping what the UN has branded ethnic cleansing.

Myanmars government says about 400 people have been killed in the fighting.

Britain, France and Australia urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday to push for an end to military violence against Rohingya Muslims. Her national security adviser said those who had fled could return but the process had to be discussed.

Wang to...

17:48

Jim Rogers: US-China Trade War will End US Financial Monopoly "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Covert Geopolitics

Donald Trump was reported to have halted the Chinese purchase of a US chipmaker last week. This is, of course, in line with his America First campaign speech. But there is also a grand plan to start a "mini nuke war" with North Korea, if only that is even possible.

The ultimate objective, of course, is China.

The problem with all of these ideas is that the US today is evidently in no position to make such a threat, financially and militarily.

'A US trade war with China will end US monopoly on global financial system' Jim Rogers

16 Sep, 2017 14:08

If the Trump administration puts sanctions on China, this would hurt America more because it just forces China and Russia and other countries to cooperate, says investor and financial commentator Jim Rogers.



US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned on Tuesday that the US could impose economic sanctions on China if it does not implement the new sanctions regime against North Korea, saying that the restrictions could involve cutting off Beijing's access to the US financial system.

"If China doesn't follow these sanctions, we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the US and international dollar system, and that's quite meaningful," Mnuchin said at the Delivering Alpha Conference in New York City.

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution banning North Korea's textile exports and capping its oil imports following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test conducted last week.

RT spoke to famous investor, author, and financial commentator Jim Rogers to discuss global perspectives in the case of the US imposing sanctions on China.

RT: What is the likelihood that the US will go through with and actually impose economic sanctions on China if it does not implement the new sanctions regime against North Korea?

Jim Rogers: Sanctions are sanctions. They could do sanctions which are not very important or don't do much damage. And then they will have good public relations which says they have sanctions, but it is meaningless. I would suspect if anything, that is what they will start with. If they put sanctions on China in a big way, it brings the whole world economy down. And in the end, it hurts America more than it...

17:47

Russia takes renewed interest in Palestine "IndyWatch Feed War"

Russia takes renewed interest in Palestine Russia seems to be increasing its cooperation with the Palestinians recently in several areas, including the economy, politics and tourism. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman   Russia appears poised to play a major role in supporting a sovereign state of Palestine and has noticeably increased economic cooperation, investment and higher-education scholarships. This was one of the conclusions a []

17:47

A Deep Dive Into the Conspiracy Theory That Governments Are Controlling Us with Fluoride "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Is flouride in our water the biggest public health cover-up of our times, or just "truthers" having a rant? Wake up, sheeple!

On the World Wide Web, there are few black holes more enticing to fall down than the great fluoride conspiracy. Some would call it the ramblings of paranoid truth gurus who spend too much time maintaining their dreads and making YouTube videos about Atlantis. Others insist that it's the largest mass control experiment of our times.

Where does the truth lie in an argument taken up by both sides with near religious conviction? It's almost impossible to decipher. Perhaps it's somewhere between the two.

The idea, in a nutshell, is that governments put fluoride in our water supply in order to negatively affect huge populations, for their own financial gains. That fluoride is actually a strong tranquilliser in disguise. That the US want their citizens to be zombies. That Kellogg's, Nestle, Crest and other food companies known as "The Fluoride Mafia" are all in on it. That fluoride dumping is secretly wrapped up in Illuminati interests.

If you dig into why water fluoridation began, you find a convoluted, suspicious mess. According to the conspiracy theory, the name of the company with the biggest profit to be made from water fluoridation was ALCOA. The ALCOA Company had an unlimited supply of toxic waste a byproduct of aluminium, AKA fluoride. At their lab, an ALCOA-sponsored biochemist did a test on rats that showed cavities were reduced with the fluoridated water and concluded that: "The case should be regarded as proved." In this historic moment in 1939, so the story goes, the first public proposal that the US should fluoridate its water supplies wasn't made by a doctor or a dentist, but an industry scientist working for a company that was also threatened by fluoride damage claims.

Another part of the theory is that, during the Second World War, industrial fluoride pollution increased because of the production and extensive use of ALCOA aluminium in aircraft manufacturing. It was after the Second World War that many governments began to put fluoride in our water supplies to protect people against cavities. Coincidence!?

Currently, about 372 million people (around 5.7 percent of the world's population) receive artificially fluoridated water in about 24 countries, including...

17:47

New Moon in Virgo, The Tides Are Changing "IndyWatch Feed World"

For those who do not know there will be a New Moon on September the 20th. This New Moon falls in Virgo, and it will be bringing some major changes with it.

If you have been experiencing any sort of imbalance between your body and your mind now is the time to work on it. During this New Moon, we will all be called on to pay closer attention to how our minds are working. We will be forced to make sure they are in tip-top shape. This can be both a good and bad thing.

Healing our minds can bring out a lot of things we have been holding in, but it is always good to address our problems. The more attention you pay to your mind the better you will come out. You must be able to step into your own true power and heal yourself.

We all have a power state that can be used when we need to take care of ourselves on a deeper level. This New Moon in Virgo is going to allow us to mend any wounds we may have coming to the surface and we will be able to fully understand our own thoughts and emotions.

This New Moon will bring us much closer to our true selves than normal. While healing should be our priority we should also be helping others along as well. Do not be harsh towards anyone during this time. Being judgemental will get you nowhere. Treat yourself and others with love and kindness.

Take the time you need to find joy and truly be happy even if just for a little while. Do not be overly critical of yourself and gently flow into where you need to be. Stress will be dissolved during this New Moon. Do your best to accept yourself and nurture your mind and body. Once this New Moon has passed you will feel more connected and at ease.

Reflection is key during this New Moon. As this year gets closer to its end things will become increasingly tense. Do not let that slow you down.

17:46

8 Animals That Have Come Back From the Dead! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Here on Earth there is an abundance of life. When I say that you might think Im referring to the 7 billion humans, but thats not all! There is an expansive variety of creatures youve never even heard of before and some are even back from the dead.

The Earth is full of life that we are not aware of. Some species on this gigantic watery planet have yet to even be discovered! The sea goes beyond anything weve ever seen before, and we too often get lost in the modern day society to realize all the life that inhabit this planet along with us. Even more so, we forget the animals and creatures that were here before us.

Scientists and researchers have discovered all sorts of different fossils and evidence proving there was prehistoric life here on Earth. We are well aware of the variety of dinosaurs that used to roam, but we scarcely think of the little guys. Think about all the weird and small creepy crawlies that we were never able to discover. Theres been a variety of life go extinct here on Earth, and some of them have even come back from the dead!

1. Painted Frog

This amphibian belongs to the family of harlequin frogs. Scientifically known as Atelopus ebenoides marinkellei, it can be found in a remote region of Colombia. Biologists last recorded them living in 1995 until they were rediscovered in 2006.

2. Mountain Possum

This is a rather cute and furry fellow, and Id really like to cuddle him. However, the mountain pygmy possum is extremely rare and is scienti...

17:45

Freedom Is a Myth: We Are All Prisoners of the Police States Panopticon Village "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Freedom Is a Myth: We Are All Prisoners of the Police States Panopticon Village by John W Whitehead Rutherford Were run by the Pentagon, were run by Madison Avenue, were run by television, and as long as we accept...

The post Freedom Is a Myth: We Are All Prisoners of the Police States Panopticon Village appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:44

5 Things You Need to Know About the Narcissist Personality "IndyWatch Feed World"

While we all hear the word narcissist and automatically think of some self-absorbed asshole, there is a lot more to it than that. The narcissist is much more than an inflated ego and extreme sense of entitlement.

Have you ever been around a narcissist on a close or more personal level? Maybe you worked for one and had to endure his or her narcissism every day or if you were especially unfortunate you lived with one? If so you definitely know how different the narcissist is from everyone else. He or she makes everyone else feel completely useless and acts as if the world revolves around themselves.

Narcissists are terrifying when you are face to face with them. As someone from the outside looking in it can be hard to look at things from a narcissistic perspective. Everything about the way a narcissist thinks is different from how we think. While I dont consider anyone to be normal (not really anyway, what is normal?) Narcissists and non-narcissists are very different.

5 Things You Need to Know About the Narcissist:

1. I have no need to apologize.

In the mind of a narcissist no matter what it is they say or do they are right, even when they are wrong. They literally feel like no matter how upset they make someone apologizing is not necessary. If you do happen to get an apology out of a narcissist know that it is not a sincere one.

2. Most people do not measure up to me.

The narcissist thinks that he or she is above everyone else. You will never be on their level no matter what you do in life. They could be at their worst point and you at your best and still they would see you as less of a person than them.

3. I expect you to be loyal to me and only me no matter what.

The narcissist expects so much of you but will not give you the same. He or she will not be loyal to you in the ways that he or she will expect you to be loyal. You cannot get far with a narcissist. He or she will only drag you down.

4. If you would just do what I say we would have no problems.

They see everything you disagree with as an issue. Everything has to be done by their standards. If you arent with them you are against them and they will never see things differently.

5. Rules do not apply to me because I do not feel like dealing with them.

They do not feel as if they have to abide by the rules that we have to. They see rules as something for average peo...

17:42

Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

(CNN)Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says.

About 75% of Americans are exposed to fluoride through public water, but Mexico does not have a fluoridation program.The study, published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, evaluated nearly 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico and tested the children twice for cognitive development over the course of 12 years. Fluoride is not added to public water supplies in Mexico, but people are exposed through naturally occurring fluoride in water and fluoridated salt and supplements.
The study found a drop in scores on intelligence tests for every 0.5 milligram-per-liter increase in fluoride exposure beyond 0.8 milligrams per liter found in urine. However, although the researchers found a potential connection to a child's exposure to fluoride in utero, they found no significant influence from fluoride exposure on brain development once a child was born.
Is bottled water safer?
Is bottled water safer?
"Childhood exposure to fluoride is safer than prenatal. There is pretty good science now to support the fact that the fetal system tends to be more sensitive to environmental toxicants than once the child is born," said the study's lead author, Howard Hu, founding dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
The authors measured fluoride exposure for the Mexican mothers and their children by looking at the chemical content in their urine. "Since we're using an integrated biological marker, it will give you a fairly standardized measure," Hu explained. Previous studies measured fluoride exposure by analyzing it in the environment, such as in water.
On average, the researchers found that the mothers had 0.90 milligrams per liter of fluoride in their urine. Currently, there have been no such measurements for pregnant American women. There are similar measurements from a study in Poland that found healthy pregnant women to have fluoride levels just less than what was found in the Mexican women.
"The levels in this population that were measured in urine were high, but not crazy high," said Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Birnbaum was not involved in the study.
Most Americans get fluoride from public water
About 75% of Americans are exposed to fluoride through public water, the main route of exposure aside from toothpaste and mouth rinses. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called water fluoridation one...

17:42

Syria: Jihadists Launch Big Attack on Syrian Government Near Hama While Russia tries to hold ceasefires "IndyWatch Feed War"

BEIRUT Insurgent groups launched a big attack on government-held areas in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported.

The attack north of Hama city spearheaded by jihadist groups marks the biggest offensive in that area since March, and underlines the complications facing Russian-led diplomatic efforts to preserve ceasefires in western Syria.

Several groups participated in the well-planned attack on government-held villages, the Observatory said, including Tahrir al-Sham an alliance of Islamist groups spearheaded by the jihadist group formerly known as the Nusra Front.

The Hezbollah-run military news outlet said the army and its allies were repelling what it described as a large-scale attack in the area by the Nusra Front and factions affiliated to it.

The Observatory said warplanes were carrying out air strikes in the area and fierce clashes were underway. Insurgents had launched heavy bombardments of government-held positions, it said.

The insurgents taking part in the assault included the jihadist group the Turkistan Islamic Party and a group fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army, the Observatory said

Insurgents advanced within a few kilometers (miles) of the government-held city of Hama earlier this year, before the Syrian army and its allies retook the territory in April.

The northern Hama area is adjacent to the rebel-held province of Idlib, which is largely controlled by Nusra.

Ceasefires in western Syria for years the main thea...

17:38

Senate passes $700 billion defense policy bill, backing Trump call for steep increase in military spending David Icke latest headlines

The Senate passed a roughly $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act on Monday but failed to include an amendment that would have eliminated the automatic spending cuts under the controversial sequester mechanism. The NDAA, which sets forth the Pentagons budget and major programs for the next fiscal year, does authorize an additional $8.5 billion for the Missile Defense Agency to strengthen homeland, regional and space missile defense. That authorization is $630 million above the Trump administrations request. The final vote was 89 to eight. It required a simple majority to pass the Senate. The 2018 national defense bill also authorizes just over $141 billion for military personnel costs, including costs of pay, bonuses, benefits and moving expenses. It provides a 2.1 percent increase in pay for troops. Read more: Senate passes $700 billion defense policy bill, backing Trump call for steep increase in military spending

17:37

Hong Kong Leader Demands End of Independence Talk, Warns Ties With Beijing at Risk "IndyWatch Feed War"

HONG KONG Hong Kongs leader urged an immediate end to independence debates in the Chinese-ruled global financial hub on Tuesday, warning that the issue was harming the citys relationship with Beijings Communist Party leaders.

Insisting that the government did not want to intervene on university campuses against those who have been flying independence banners, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the campaign was organized and systematic rather than simply an issue of freedom of speech.

This has already deviated from the so-called why arent we able to talk about this? point of view. It is clearly attacking one country, two systems and destroying the relationship between Beijing and Hong Kong, Lam said.

It is not in the interests of Hong Kongs development and must stop, she said.

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17:31

Unslaved Podcast: Contradictions of History "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Is the historical narrative that we have been told accurate? Michael and David unpack many historical contradictions and unknown facts in this episode; starting from the Tudor Dynasty and the split with the Catholic Church, leading right up to the suppressed history about both world wars, and many other important events that have shaped modern thought, culture, and civilization.
If the history weve been handed has misinterpreted elements, or even intentionally omitted and destroyed, it is time then for a fresh examination of our history if we are to truly understand what is happening in our modern time.

17:31

Midnight Meme Of The Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


-by Noah

By now, we've all seen multiple clips of reporters and late night TV hosts going out and interviewing Trump supporters in the streets. It's easy. You just go up to some clown that's wearing a Trump hat, turn on the camera, ask your questions, and watch the crazy come pouring out. To be fair, though, (and I'm always fair), it doesn't seem to be just the most fervent Trump supporters. It's Republican voters in general. It has become impossible to tell the difference. If you vote like a Trump supporter, you are one; no hat required. No stupid slogan on your shirt, no confederate flag or white hood either.

As Hurricane Harvey flooded Texas and Seor Trumpanzee toured a couple of firehouses with The Whore Of Slovenia to sell some hats, a common statement by Republicans ran along the lines of "See. Trump is taking real action. Where was Obama during Katrina?" In the alternative fact based Republican World, Obama had been shirking his duties as president and was out playing golf somewhere, never mind that, in the real world of 2005, Obama was not the president and wouldn't be for another 3 years. Not only that, but then Senator Obama actually did go to New Orleans and lend a hand.

All of this leads me to these questions when I see someone wearing a Trump hat, shirt, sheet, hood, or whatever: Should such people, for their own good and ours, be allowed to operate machinery? Should we step up the growth of public transportation for them in order to keep our highways safer? Do they get their own busses? Could it be that there is a beyond intolerable amount of lead in red state drinking water? Or is it all just due to bad schooling and FOX "News"? Well, of course, it could be all of those things, or, it could be just that the Walter White, of Breaking Bad fame, is a...

17:30

An Ethical Dilemma: Police Use of Civilian Paedophile Hunters in Online Undercover Sting Operations "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

An Ethical Dilemma: Police Use of Civilian Paedophile Hunters in Online Undercover Sting Operations

by TIM HICKS.

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Last month I commented on a dilemma in modern policing: is it right to pay a convicted sex offender to act as an informant. The NYE has also recently run a series of articles on undercover policing. Now another related dilemma concerning the running of informants under an online false identity has arisen:

  • Would it be right for the police to use civilian paedophile hunters in online undercover sting operations?
  • What is a paedophile hunter and what has been their impact?

Definition:  Paedophile hunters are unregulated groups of adults that set up a false identity as an underage child in internet chat rooms. They then wait for adults to contact them and begin on-line grooming by asking for sexual content, contact or acts. They collect evidence of this.

According to the BBC, there are more than a dozen paedophile hunter groups in the UK and they claim to have assisted in over 100 arrests. Different groups of paedophile hunters use different approaches. Some pass their evidence on to the police. Some arrange to meet with the paedophile and confront him, then post a video on line. A video of a sting operation of this nature can be seen here.

Figures obtained by the BBC show 11% of court cases in 2014 for the crime of meeting a child following sexual grooming used vigilante evidence, rising to 44% in 2016. Consequently there have recently been calls for the police to formalise the use of paedophile hunters, effectively incorporating them into policing in the UK.

However, although there have been successes for paedophile hunters, there is also a dark side. It has been alleged that a man in Antrim, Northern Ireland committed suicide two days after being confronted by paedophile hunters. Other people have alleged they had their lives ru...

17:30

The threats of seismic testing and drilling for oil in the Arctic "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Professor Chris Williams and actress Emma Thompson discuss the threats of seismic testing and drilling for oil in the Arctic from aboard a Greenpeace ship off of Clyde River, Nunavut

17:30

Trump Goes It Alone and Leaves 'Em in the Dust "IndyWatch Feed Tech"





It should be obvious that trump is a master of Executive action.   Better he gets his information verbally from the people tasked to make things work.  Thus he gets the best and then ensures they are fully empowered.   It is really the only possible way to build a Hotel and a Nation as well.


Great legislation will come, but no sooner than after the mid terms.  The sore losers will then understand that this is a massive reshaping of the American Meme and a full preparation for a rigorously reconstituted USA strongly supported by the American people.

The surprise has been just how unable the losers are to understanding anything. His second term will be earned by a landslide and there is nothing anyone can do about is because we will have then had an unbelievable four years of solid economic growth and structural reform which is what the American people knew was necessary...

Trump Goes It Alone and Leaves 'Em in the Dust

August 31, 2017


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17:30

Goodbye Dental Implants, Dentist Grows New Teeth in Just 9 Weeks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"




This is starting to heat up big time. I hardly expect excessive delays in this getting rolled out.  It is just too easy and too important and also seriously safe as well when compared to everything else we now do..


Retraining dentists to use this should be also easy enough.   It may even be simple minor surgury.  All good.

Now if we can only cap out teeth with a carbon fiber mesh as well to make the surface impervious.
 

Goodbye Dental Implants, Dentist Grows New Teeth in Just 9 Weeks 

 
 http://theheartysoul.com/goodbye-dental-implants-dentist-grows-new-teeth-just-9-weeks/

If youve ever had the misfortune of losing a tooth, you may have considered dental implants in the past. You may also have been surprised to learn how expensive they are, and that oftentimes materials such as mercury or silver are used. 

But...

17:30

The Vibration of the World "IndyWatch Feed Tech"





 We have seen various schemes using pyramids to generate vibrational energy.  all good.  I do wonder though if a directional V roof can be as effective as well if not more so.  Particularly as one could lie horizontally along the axis in order to maximize effect.


I do think that our prime objective needs to be healing generally and such a V roof could do this as well and be very practical as well. Covering it with stone slab could also be useful.


We also need to devise a device able to measure the effects themselves.  We have been assigning magical abilities to ancient structure, but such would have drawn in many devotees.  We have scant evidence of all that.



The Vibration of the World 


http://www.riseearth.com/2011/04/vibration-of-world.html

The entire physical universe is made up of pure energy and vibration. When you have the insight to see ev...

17:30

Here Is a Proof that You Have Hidden Senses Beyond Your 5 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"










 What proof?  It is inferred but never proven.  Our core senses can be isolated and tested and internally traced.  Proof enough.  Other senses are inferred by apparent linkage and that is very weak.

Even visual information through meditation turns out to be impossible in terms of our science.  we see colored lights but way more impressively i have seen an egg crack open to reveal the inner sun glowing with the full power of our sun in the ultraviolet.  It may even have been our sun shielded by the mass of our body.  That is at least a scientific explanation.  Still wow!!!  and it does not really work because i saw parts of an egg shell break away and that is surely physically impossible.

We truly need to see through a wider spectrum into that ultraviolet.  Certainly we observe special eye coverings used by aliens and that is surely to accomplish just that.  We need those in order to adapt our eyes to seeing the spirit world properly.


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Here Is a Proof that You Have Hidden Senses Beyond Your 5 

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17:30

Seattle fights hotel worker harassment with new law "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Union members in Seattle are at the forefront of the fight for healthier and safer workplaces for women hotel workers.

Photo by Alex Garland.

In the spring of 2016, hotel workers and members of UNITE HERE Local 8 in Seattle embarked on a campaign to tackle the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and assault and other health and safety issues experienced by hotel employees, in particular women working as hotel housekeepers.

While UNITE HERE locals across the country had raised the issue of sexual assault protections in contract negotiations with hotel employers notably in the wake of the accusations of attempted rape against Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 2011 the campaign in Seattle was the first effort by a local to pass broader legislation creating protections for union and non-union workers alike.

The initiative was not only an economic justice effort, but a gender, racial, and immigrant justice effort as well.

The legislation took the form of a citywide citizens ballot initiative, which contained requirements that hotels provide panic buttons to workers, record workers reports of harassment and assault by hotel guests, and reassign workers away from problem guests or ban guests when appropriate. Known locally as Initiative 124, the legislation also contained a workload limit for hotel housekeepers, measures to improve hotel employee access to affordable family healthcare, and job security protections. 

Taken together, these provisions created improved health and safety standards for hotel workers that helped ensure that workers werent sacrificing their physical wellbeing in order to provide for their families. As the housekeeping workforce in Seattle is almost entirely female and majority immigrant women and women of color, the initiative was not only an economic justice effort, but a gender, racial, and immigrant justice effort as well.

After the campaign successfully collected over 38,000 signatures, Initiative 124 qualified to appear on the November 2016 ballot in Seattle, but met well-funded opposition from the American Hotel & Lodging Association and state and local industry organisations. In the face of industry claims that hotels were already adequately addressing issues of harassment and assault, workers spoke out and shared their stories to convince Seattle voters of the need for additional city-m...

Why We Need More Intellectually Promiscuous Scientists - Facts So Romantic "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


Inventions in one discipline can build onand spurbasic research in many others, often unwittingly. Photograph by Adam Baker / Flickr

When Thomas Steitz, Ada Yonath, and Venkatraman Ramakirshnan were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their research, in 2009, they acknowledged a debt. Without the work of two of the Physics Laureates that year, the chemists would have lacked the CCD detectors, or high-quality imaging hardware, they used to model and image ribosomes, sites of protein synthesis within a cell. We almost felt like we had to thank them for making our prize possible, said Ramakirshnan.

Collaboration in science has become commonplace today, and were seeing the benefits. But many of its fruits are unintended. As Ramakirshnan points out, inventions in one discipline can build onand spurbasic research in many others, often unwittingly. Its a virtuous cycle, and scientists take joy in exploiting all of it. Scientists are very promiscuous, he says, and the good ones are the most promiscuous.

In the video below, produced by the Science Philanthropy Alliance, Ramakirshnan explains how this catalyzes new industries, like sustainable energy and biotech, that transform our lives. 

Victor Gomes is an editorial intern at Nautilus.


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17:27

Climate debate "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

ndrew BaileyWWF has organised an election climate debate, starting tonight at 7 pm. We know its 100% possible to unlock a safe climate future for all New Zealanders. Climate action is bigger than politics  but its election season right now. Will political parties come together to set a course for a 100% renewable energy, zero carbon future? Or will climate []

17:25

Kurdish struggles and the challenge of foreign support: the case of Syrian Kurds "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

What needs discussing critically is the historical and structural reasons that would leave a revolutionary movement with no option but to ask for help from virtually whoever offers it.

lead U.S.-backed mainly-Kurdish militia (YPG) firing on IS militant positions in Al Sinaa neighborhood, eastern Raqqa, Syria, 06 July 2017. Morukc Umnaber/Press Association. All rights reserved.The situation of the Kurds in a drastically changing Middle East has received little attention in academia and less in the media despite their growing impact on regional and international politics. The biggest stateless people living in the Middle East are on the verge of a new status, not only in Iraqi Kurdistan, where a referendum for independence takes place on September 25, 2017, but also in Syria and Turkey. In Syria, Kurds have fought an organised and effective struggle against the IS. In Turkey, they have suffered a massive destruction of Kurdish cities, displacement of half a million Kurds and eradication of all forms of legal entity by the Turkish state. Then there is Iran. This weeks short series looks at current political struggles of the Kurds in four neighbouring countries. Mehmet Kurt, series editor.

With the fall of the Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of the First World War, the Kurdish question the denial of the Kurds right to form their own nation-state and the division of their land among four countries of Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran became one of the major geopolitical questions in the Middle East.

Throughout the last century, the Kurdish peoples right to self-determination has been expressed in various forms of struggle in movements such as the Republic of Kurdistan in 1946, the rebellion of Iraqi Kurds in 1960s and 1970s, the armed struggle of the Kurdistans Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey since the 1980s and the Rojava revolution in Syria. Notwithstanding ideological and political differences among these movements, they have relied, to varying deg...

17:25

Despotic Anomalies Discovered Within the Memory Hole "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The protagonist of Orwells 1984, Winston, works in the Ministry of Truth, which is responsible for editing all documentation that conflicts with the current narratives, positions and declarations of the state. All conflicting evidence goes down the memory hole, as does any paper evidence of Winstons work to rewrite the past. So the memory hole []

17:24

Government Anti-Gun Campaign. Punish the gun owner. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Two attempted home invasions in the same area. A Father uses an unloaded rifle to scare away a man who has a knife & a chunk of wood to use as a club. The Police can shoot someone who confronts them in this way, but this Father had his firearms confiscated, all of his firearms! Now who's side do you think the police & the government are on?
It is against the law in Australia to purchase or carry anything that is for self defence. That is bad enough, but when a Father uses what he has to hand to protect his family & then gets persecuted for doing so, well that is beyond the pail!

Farmers gun licence under review after confronting intruder with unloaded rifle

Border farmer has guns taken after confronting man armed with a knife at his home

Father fears justice system stacked against victims after guns confiscated
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17:23

Those to Blame for the Grenfell Fire Victims Include Tony Blair "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There are many people culpable for the mass loss of life in the Grenfell fire in London. At this time, we know enough about the fire and its causes to be able to discuss these matters with sufficient confidence to draw preliminary conclusions. As always, we should also keep in mind that we do not []

17:22

If our government wont act to save our NHS this winter, this is what we must do "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

NHS plans across England masquerade as integration - but this autumn campaigners will meet to expose the reality now unfolding, of bed closures, private takeovers and a US-inspired system.

Image: Condition critical?

Ministers have ignored a strident winter warning from NHS Providers the body that represents NHS and foundation trusts. The government is determined to stick to their plan to freeze NHS budgets for the decade to 2020 even as costs and population rise.

Englands hospitals and other NHS providers warned that if an extra 350m were not found by August at the latest, we will face another winter crisis even worse than the situation last year.

Its the middle of September, and theres no extra cash, and none promised.

Nor is there any let-up in the brutal 8 years of frozen or below inflation pay for more than a million NHS staff. Hospitals and community health services are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain hard-pressed services, so hospital bosses are now being threatened with the sack if they dont meet A&E targets despite the struggle to retain and recruit staff.

Theresa Mays government opted not to contest a vote on scrapping the 1% cap. But May has made clear that she will ignore the will of Parliament, meaning NHS pay levels will be further eroded as inflation nears 3%.

The combined impact of these policies can be seen in Oxfordshire. 110 beds have already been closed with connivance of local councillors, and now the local acute hospitals trust has revealed a further 92 are now closed for safety reasons (presumably staff shortages). The county already tops the league for delayed transfers of care. The impact of spending cuts is a system seizing up and increasingly unable to maintain key services.

The quest for massive, unpr...

Hillarys New Book Now Has A Rating Of 4.9 Out Of 5 Stars (After Hundreds Of 1 Star Reviews Were Deleted) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream
Waking Times

Hillary Clintons new book entitled What Happened is the hottest selling book in America at this moment, and thanks to the deletion of approximately 800 one star reviews, the remaining reviews make it sound like it is a masterpiece. As I write this article, What Happened currently has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Of course just like Clintons campaign, that rating is completely fraudulent, but if this really is Hillarys final chapter I think that it is somehow appropriate that she goes out this way. The Clintons were frauds from the very beginning, and so a fake rating for a book full of lies about a campaign run by con artists is just par for the course.

Now that nearly all of the negative reviews have been scrubbed, the reviewssection for What Happened contains gems such as these

#1 An amazing book! Hillary Clinton dives into to the 2016 election, and finally we get to hear her side of the story. I have been a supporter of Hillarys for years and this really is the most open I have heard her. I am so happy she finally got the opportunity to share her thoughts on the election, and our country as a whole, unmuted by the fear of losing.

#2 I got my copy yesterday and plowed through it in less than 24 hours. This is THE most open and engaging political memoir Ive ever read. Its not even a little dry or self-aggrandizing. Clinton spends time analyzing her own mistakes, but takes no prisoners when it comes to the people who also deserve blame for her loss. Clinton-haters will refuse to believe this, but the book like the Secretary herself is also warm and funny th...

17:22

What Can the Politically Correct Far Left Learn from Carl Jung? "IndyWatch Feed National"

This article by Global Freedom Movement.

The following excerpt is from the opening chapters of "Aion" by the great Carl G. Jung. It is recommended reading for anyone who has not spent considerable time studying the shadow and doing shadow work - particularly young adults on the far-left politically correct (PC) "social justice warrior" end of the spectrum (and for the far right, for that matter) who believe vehemently that anyone with a different point of view to theirs is a "fascist," "oppressor," or "homophobe," etc. (depending on context, but ultimately morally wrong and reprehensible) - and thus lash out accordingly.

The article What Can the Politically Correct Far Left Learn from Carl Jung? appeared first on Global Freedom Movement.

17:21

Chinas Highest-Profile Fugitive Assailed by Businessman Who Says He Was Framed for Crimes "IndyWatch Feed War"

BEIJING Chinas highest profile fugitive, exiled billionaire Guo Wengui, is under attack from a former business partner who claims Guo got him framed for crimes he says he did not commit.

After having a conviction for embezzling 855 million yuan ($130 million) from a company owned by Guo quashed, Qu Long told Reuters he is out for revenge.

When he returns I will sue him in China, Qu said of Guo, two days after being released from jail where he served six years of a 15-year sentence. If he cant return, I will sue him in the United States. As long as he is on the face of this Earth, I will find a lawyer and make him pay.

In its ruling last Tuesday, the Hebei High Peoples Court said there was not enough evidence to support the embezzlement conviction.

Qus interview with Reuters was arranged by the Chinese authorities, who also provided briefings by three members of a special police taskforce investigating Guo, who is living in New York. Chinese officials told Reuters they wanted to get Qus narrative out through the Western media to counteract a barrage of internet postings by Guo.

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17:20

Bangladesh PM Says Expects No Help From Trump on Refugees Fleeing Myanmar "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

 

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed speaks with a reporter during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, US September 18, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Stephanie Keith

Bangladeshs Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed speaks with a reporter during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, US September 18, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Stephanie Keith

New York: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to US President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has made it clear how he feels about refugees.

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17:19

Giant Sea Snail Plan to Rescue Barrier Reef "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A giant starfish-eating snail could be unleashed to help save the Great Barrier Reef, officials said Monday, with a trial underway to breed thousands of the rare species.

Predatory crown-of-thorns starfish, which munch coral, are naturally-occurring but have proliferated due to pollution and agricultural run-off at the struggling World Heritage-listed ecosystem.

Their impact has been profound with a major study of the 2,300-kilometre (1,400-mile) long reef's health in 2012 showing coral cover halved over the past 27 years, with 42 percent of the damage attributed to the pest.

Now Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) research has shown they avoid areas where the Pacific triton sea snailalso known as the giant tritonis present.

The snailswhich can grow to half a metrehave a well developed sense of smell and can hunt their prey by scent alone.

Research showed they were particularly fond of crown-of-thorns, but only eat a few each week, and with the snail almost hunted to extinction for their shells, there are not many left.

The snails are expected to move quickly to counter the starfish.


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17:14

In Myanmar, India Has Got the Diplomatic Plot All Wrong "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

New Delhi has to find ways to pressure the Myanmar authorities to create a safe atmosphere for the Rohingya.

Narendra Modi and Aung San Suu Kyi on Modi's recent trip to Myanmar. Credit: Twitter/Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi and Aung San Suu Kyi on Modis recent trip to Myanmar. Credit: Twitter/Narendra Modi

Indias stumbling response to the humanitarian and political crisis brewing in Myanmars Rakhine State should remind one of the distinction that the historian E.H. Carr made between the intellectual and the bureaucrat. The bureaucrat, Carr wrote, was driven by precedent, instinct, [and] the feel for the right thing. In contrast, the intellectual argued inner consciousness should motivate the acts of nation-states. That distinction was probably relevant in the backdrop of the two great wars of the 20th century, which pointed to a mismatch between how some elites wanted the world to be and what the world actually was. It is more difficult for a government today to claim that realpolitik requires it to dismiss human rights violations abroad with a wink and a nudge. In fact, what was once seen as the remit of woolly-headed intellectuals should figure centrally in Indias cold calculus of power projection in South Asia it is in New Delhis interest to promote pluralistic ethos and norms in its neighbourhood, so that its governments, businesses and peoples are all invested in a common understanding of well being.

Yet it is surprising that Indian diplomacy, in response to the flight of the Rohingya from Myanmar, has once again stuck to its worn an...

17:09

Galena Biopharma to Pay $7.5 Million to Settle False Claims Charge "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Galena Biopharma will pay more than $7.55 million to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to doctors to induce them to prescribe its fentanyl-based drug Abstral. The allegations rose from a whistleblower suit filed under the False Claims Act. Federal officials alleged that Galena Biopharma paid multiple types of kickbacks to induce doctors to prescribe []

17:04

U.S. Air Force Is Spraying 6 Million Acres With Chemicals in Response to Harvey "IndyWatch Feed World"

Whitney Webb, EcoWatch
Waking Times

Amid statewide efforts to clean up the aftermath left by the historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Pentagon announced last week that it had dispatched C-130H Sprayers from the Air Force Reserves 910th Airlift Wing in order to assist with recovery efforts in eastern Texas. However, these recovery efforts have little to do with rebuilding damaged structures or with the resettlement of evacuees. Instead, they are set to spray chemicals in order to help control pest insect populations, which they allege pose a health risk to rescue workers and residents of Houston.

The Pentagon has requested that the planes treat more than 6 million acres throughout the Houston area. The Air Force noted that the current effort is expected to significantly surpass previous [spraying] missions in scope, specifically the spraying campaigns that followed Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Naleds Toxicity Not Confined to Mosquitoes

While the Pentagon has framed its efforts to assist as seeking to eliminate a potential human health risk, the particular chemical it is using to control insect populations is likely to do more harm than good. According to the Air Force, the mosquito control protocol involves spraying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved and regulated material, Naled, which the Air Force insists will not be used in amounts large enough to cause any concern for human health.

However, the insecticide Naled, manufactured and sold by a strategic partner of Monsanto, is currently banned in the European Union due to the ...

17:03

Warri: Yahoo Boys Police Escort Kill One, Injure Another In Child Dedication Party "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

DRUNK POLICE
LAGOS SPTEMBER 19TH (URHOBOTODAY)-A heartless and drunkard police officer identified as Inspector Samuel Imana attached to the Police Area Command in Warri, Delta state reportedly shot man dead and another injured in a child dedication party in Warri, Delta State.
URHOBOTODAY.COM learnt that Imana and two of his colleagues who are now in police detention, were said to have been in a shooting spree to impress an alleged internet fraudster popularly called yahoo yahoo boys for whom they were providing security.
The incident reportedly happened at Ejewo Street, Off Okere Ugberikoko Road, Warri, Delta State.
According to an eyewitness, Inspector Imana accompanied three (Internet Fraudsters) Yahoo boys to a baby dedication. Trouble was said to have started when the yahoo boys started spraying money, the police officer started shooting in display of his loyalty, all of a sudden and mysteriously the inspector who was one of the escort pointed his gun directly at the crowd in close range and started shooting at them.
Consequently, Imana suspected to be acting nder the influence of alcohol shot dead one Elvis Ovie and injured another, Onome Eko.
URHOBOTODAY.COM gathered that the vehicle reportedly used to hurriedly convey late Ovie and injured Eko to a hospital also brushed off another unidentified victim who is now on admission in an undisclosed location.
Elder brother of late Ovie, while narrating the incident to journalists in Warri on Monday, said his late brother was at a child dedication ceremony when he was killed by the team of police.
From what I know, my brother sells used clothes (okrika) at Igbudu Market and the lady in whose child dedication he attended lives at number 15th Ewor Street, Okumagba Layout, Warri, where he was killed. She was her close customer who had invited him to the event, he affirmed.
The killer-cops were later arrested by policemen attached to Warri B Division headed by Mr Anietie Eyoh, the Divisional Police Officer, who declined to speak on the incident.
But a reliable source informed journalists that the cops were on illegal duty and had always been fond of hobnobbing with yahoo yahoo boys for perks.
This team is fund of illegal duties, aiding and abetting these 419 and yahoo-boys they are supposed...

17:02

Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77 David Icke latest headlines

A former Soviet military officer credited with averting a possible nuclear disaster at the peak of the Cold War has died at the age of 77. Stanislav Petrov was on duty at a Russian nuclear early warning centre in 1983 when computers wrongly detected incoming missiles from the US. He took the decision that they were a false alarm and did not report them to his superiors. His actions, which came to light years later, possibly prevented nuclear war. Petrov died at his home in Moscow in May but his death has only now been made public. Read more: Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77

17:01

Tax teachers to tackle tail of failures? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

An intriguing post from Ele, she uses teaching to draw a parrell with Labours water tax. It is intriguing and broadly Adam agrees. The imagery is excellent.

Homepaddock

Why dont we tax teachers and use the money to tackle the tail of kids who fail at school?

That wouldnt be fair, there are many reasons for children failing, you cant hold all teachers responsible.

There are many reasons for the degradation of water quality, but you say its fair to tax all irrigators to clean it up. You could use the money for professional development for teachers who arent performing.

Thats ridiculous, you couldnt take money from good teachers to upskill the bad. its not their responsibility, thats up to principals or the ministry.

But Labour plans to take money from all irrigators and use some to bring poor performers up to standard even though regional councils already have the powers to make them comply.

And what about the teachers who are already doing everything they should, and spending their own money on further education. You cant expect them

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17:00

Russias S-400s Will Protect Turkey From a Kurdish Air Force "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Many people thought that this day would never come, but its official  Russian President Putin will sell his Turkish NATO counterpart S-400 missiles, and theres nothing that the US or NATO can do about it. This is a profound

17:00

Delta LG Election: Udu PDP Caucus Approves Zoning Of Chairman Position To Udu South "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

UDU MEETING
LAGOS SEPTEMBER 19TH (URHOBOTODAY)-As Delta State local government election is fast approaching, Udu Caucus of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has zoned the position of Chairman to Udu South.
For there to be fairly play, the caucus equally zoned the position of House of Assembly to Udu North
According to a press statement made available to Urhobotoday,com, the decision was made during a PDP Caucus/Leaders meeting held at the residence of Chief G N Sefia.
The meeting was attended by forty two 42 leaders from the Ten Wards that made up Local government Area.
While arriving at the decision, the caucus advised that it is necessary that all leaders put the interest and unity of the party at heart and it urged all chairmanship aspirants to abide by the decision of the Caucus.
While briefing newsmn after arising from the meeting, the Leader of the party at the LGA level, Chief GNO Sefia affirmed, Udu PDP Caucus has resolved that the forthcoming Chairmanship is zoned to Udu South, House of Assembly is zoned to Udu North
He urged aspirants from Udu North to accept the zoning as it is in the party constitution.
Those present in the meeting are Chief G.N.O.Sefia, Chief E. Onosorhure, Chief Moses Odibo, Hon Chief Dr. H. A.Sakpra, Hon Chief Solomon Kpomah, Mrs Akpevwe Vivian Ikie Ogheneovo, Prince Sam Ughujohwovwo, Chief Juweto Ernest, Chief. S. N. Brigue, Chief Robbery Balance, Chief Vincent Oyibode, Chief Dibofu, Elder Sam Sele, Mr Notoma, Hon Patrick Ariole, Barr Ishaka and Chief F.K. Ovien .
Others are Hon. Mrs Mirogbozo, Hon Laurence Owumi, Mr Tony Sakpra, Mrs Ufuoma P. Edewor, Mr Sam Kpedi and Mr Akpovo Sefia among others.

16:54

Hurricane Maria 'devastates' Dominica: PM David Icke latest headlines

Dominica has suffered widespread damage from Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says. We have lost all that money can buy, he said in a Facebook post. The hurricane strengthened to a potentially catastrophic category five storm before making landfall on the Caribbean island. Earlier Mr Skerrit had posted live updates as his own roof was torn off, saying he was at the complete mercy of the hurricane. My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news of serious physical injury and possible deaths as a result of likely landslides triggered by persistent rains, he wrote after being rescued. Read more: Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica: PM Live updates: Click here.

16:49

Where does the BBC report on air-raid sirens and shelters? "IndyWatch Feed War"

BBC audiences have recently seen a number of items covering the topic of missile launches by North Korea, including reports and a dedicated blog from a Radio 5 live journalist sent specially to the region.

N Koreas missile: The key questions  August 29th 2017.

Sending a missile over a states sovereign territory is a pretty big deal

North Korea is doing this solely out of spite. Theyre doing it solely to threaten Japanese civilians.

North Korea missile triggers Japan warning alarms  August 29th 2017

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16:48

Are Facebook And Google The New Colonial Powers? Oh yes. David Icke latest headlines

To qualify as colonial powers, Facebook and Google must effectively limit the choices and power of users, and punish or coerce those who question or resist their power. I was struck by a phrase from a recent essay on advertising and social media, You Are the Product: As Taplin points out, that remark unwittingly revealed a previously unspoken truth: Facebook and Google are the new colonial powers. As youve no doubt noticed, the dominance of Facebook and Google in online advertising is now in the news for a variety of reasons: the possibility that agents of other governments influenced U.S. elections with media buys on Facebook; anti-trust concerns; the potential for these advert-tech giants to effectively silence legitimate online voices under the guise of limiting fake news, and of course, the ongoing issues of click fraud and the underperformance of digital ads. The phrase that captures this broad narrative is: When an online service is free, youre not the customer. Youre the product. In other words, if youre not paying for the service or content, then your information (harvested by Google, Facebook, et al.), your time online (i.e. your attention, a.k.a. eyeballs) and the content you create and post for free (videos of your cute cat, etc.) are the products being sold to advertisers at a premium. Read more: Are Facebook And Google The New Colonial Powers?

16:44

WATCH: Police Turn Away Homeless People at Hurricane SheltersBecause Theyre Homeless "IndyWatch Feed World"

Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project
Waking Times

Volusia County, FL  The state of Florida has made headlines recently about how they were treating people at hurricane shelters. Last week, as the Free Thought Project reported, Florida police announced that they would arrest people for outstanding parking ticket violations if they tried to seek refuge in one of the shelters. However, that was just the beginning. A video taken of Volusia County, Florida, shows that it wasnt just people with warrants the government was treating as second-class citizens it was the homeless too.

In the disheartening video, several homeless people who were simply trying to seek refuge in a local shelter during the storm after being told to go there by police were seen being turned away by police for no other reason other than the fact that they had no house to live in.

When the men and women were asked their address when checking into the shelter and had no address to give, they were told they were not allowed at this shelter because they were homeless. Because they had no home, they had to go across town to the Salvation Army shelter.

Treating people this way is unacceptable at any time, but becomes especially so during times of an emergency. These men and women were simply trying to seek refuge, just like everybody else at the shelter. However, they were treated like second-class citizens who were disallowed from intermixing with the first-class citizens.

Unfortunately, many people online are coming to the defense of Volusia County police and their decision to discriminate against people over whether or not they had a home.

Some individuals are claiming that denying shelter to homeless people is justified because they have an odor, they may have lice, they may be sexual predators, they may be thieves, or that they may be mentally unstable. Ironically enough, all of these same traits could easily apply to people who have homes as well.

Ive dealt with a lot of disgusting Humans who arent homeless. They too have lice, criminal records and odors! Maybe we should start running people thru a hazmat tent, spray em down an...

16:43

Women candidates in Papua New Guinea's 2017 general elections "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


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16:40

Tonight is For All of Us: Remembering Scout Schultz RIP "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Tonight is For All of Us: Remembering Scout Schultz RIP appeared first on It's Going Down.

Remembering Scout Schultz on Georgia Tech Campus

On September 18th, 2017, hundreds gathered outside of the Georgia Tech student center for a vigil commemorating the killing of Scout Schultz. Scout was beloved by many, was a dedicated LGBTQ+ activist, an antifascist, and a revolutionary anticapitalist. Two days ago, they were killed by Georgia Tech police.

Online video has surfaced showing Scout in a distressed state, walking barefoot and surrounded by police who had their guns drawn. Scout held a closed multi-tool in their hand. The police opened fire.

COPS PIGS MURDERERS

As the sky darkened, student bureaucrats lost control of the vigil as students and friends of Scout began to shout out their feelings, their despair, their rage. A large section of the crowd began assembling and chanting anti-police slogans while adorning masks. The masked contingent was around 100 people.

Masked demonstrators quickly began lighting fireworks, flares, and smoke bombs to the cheers of the crowd. Flares and smoke bombs were thrown at police cruisers on Tech Parkway who sped off. When the crowd arrived at the police headquarters, the confrontation took a decisive turn.

Police began antagonizing the crowd, which then encircled a police cruiser. Scuffles broke out in the crowd with police. In defense of a fellow protester, someone emptied a fire extinguisher on a police officer. Demonstrators smashed the windows of police cruisers and attempted to defend themselves while police beat protesters with the help of at least one white patriot.

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16:40

Lieberman: Settlements are Israels defensive wall David Icke latest headlines

Illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank ensure Israels security, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced yesterday evening at an event celebrating the Jewish New Year. In his toast at the event, held in the settlement of Vered Yeriho which overlooks the Palestinian city of Jericho, Lieberman emphasised how settlements were increasingly necessary as Israel faces threats from missiles and cyber-attacks. Lieberman used the event, attended by numerous settler leaders, as an opportunity to emphasise his commitment to construction in the occupied territories, alleging that he has done more for settlement building than anyone else over the past 17 years. Read more: Lieberman: Settlements are Israels defensive wall

16:39

PM ONeill to Deliver PNG Country Statement at UN General Assembly "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Prime Minister, Peter ONeill , will travel to the United States of America this week to present Papua New Guineas Country Statement to world leaders at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
In the lead-up to the UNGA meeting, Prime Minister ONeill will speak at an investment conference to promote investment opportunities in Papua New Guineas resources sector. PM ONeill will also meet with senior executives of ExxonMobil while transiting Dallas, Texas.
The opening of general debate at the United Nations provides an opportunity to share Papua New Guineas perspective on priority national, regional and global issues, the Prime Minster said prior to departure.
Through this process we also engage with partner countries to find common ground on matters of significance to our people.
As a developing country, Papua New Guinea carries a number of concerns on which we seek greater engagement with larger economies.
The plight of people who have been displaced by conflict or climate change, or by instability in the global economy, are all matters that have significant impact on developing countries.
We need stronger global governance on these and other equally important issues so that developing countries can continue to advance our economies and strengthen our communities.
While in New York for the United Nations meeting, the Prime Minister will address a business and investment conference with current and future investment partners in the Nations resources sector.
With the gradual improvement of energy prices, now is the time to invest in Papua New Guinea, and that is the key message I will take to leading resources companies.
The oil and gas sector in Papua New Guinea has enormous potential and we will continue to discuss operations with investment partners to expand investment and create more jobs.
While in the United States I will also take the opportunity to meet with senior executives of ExxonMobil.
The contribution that the PNG LNG project has made to our economy had been substantial.
I look forward to meeting with executives from ExxonMobil to hear their views on ongoing investment in Papua New Guinea.

16:34

Trump to Single out North Korea, Iran in First Place at the UN "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

 

US President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in New York, September 18, 2017. Credit: Reuters /Kevin Lamarque

US President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in New York, September 18, 2017. Credit: Reuters /Kevin Lamarque

Senior White House officials said Trump would also target Irans nuclear program, single out Venezuela for criticism and refer to Islamist militants as losers, in his first appearance in the green-marbled UN General Assembly hall, where applause from world leaders is generally muted.

Trumps 10:30 a.m. (1430 GMT) speech will mark his latest attempt to lay out his America First vision for a US foreign policy that is aimed at downgrading global bureaucracies, basing alliances on shared interests, and steering Washington away from nation-building exercises abroad.

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16:33

Waima Schools Gets New Library "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Waima elementary school, in Central province, had more reason to celebrate the countrys independence when it opened a new library funded by the Digicel PNG Foundation on Thursday, last week.

 

Waima elementary school has been rewarded with a library, under Digicel PNG Foundations reward program, for having looked after the previous double classroom investment and improved in certain education aspects.

 

To be assisted with a classroom, that is a blessing but to be assisted again with a library, that is a miracle! Waima elder Baki exclaimed.

 

Digicel Foundation CEO Beatrice Mahuru said the approach to investing and assisting communities remains a sustainable one.


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16:31

Updated Saudi Israeli cooperation in the Kurdish secession "IndyWatch Feed War"

  There will be no tolerance with the formation of the secession even if it leads to war; it is the decision of Syria, Iraq, the region, and according to Russia. Let the Israelis and the Saudis pay attention well that they will not cover their defeat with an alternative war, since the unity of []

16:30

Trumps Childhood Home Was On Airbnb, So These Refugees Went There To Tell Their Stories "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the Trump administration prepares to make key decisions on its response to the refugee crisis, Oxfam took over the presidents old house to create a living lesson in compassion.

When Oxfam learned that President Trumps childhood home in Queens was available to rent on Airbnb, the humanitarian organization saw an opportunity: Theyd rent out the house, which is filled with Trump portraits and framed quotes on the walls, and invite refugees to come inside and tell their stories.

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16:30

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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16:30

FixedIt: Adults cant have sex with 14 year olds. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Since this article was published yesterday afternoon its generated hundreds of comments. Both the reporting and the judges comments have attracted opprobrium. As they should.

Its interesting that the ABC reported on a very similar case in Canberra last year, but had no difficulty clearly labelling that crime as rape.

Theres a couple of reasons the ABC might have chosen to report yesterdays case as sex rather than rape.

The main one would be that there is no offence of rape in the ACT criminal code. There are degrees of sexual assault and Section 92E of the ACT Crimes Act called sexual intercourse with young person with a maximum penalty of 17 years in jail if the child is under 10 years of age and 14 years if the child was under 16.

Sexual intercourse with a young person was the charge the Canberra man was convicted on, so it would not be completely accurate to report that he was convicted of rape.

Defamation might have been another concern, but it seems unlikely. Calling this man a rapist or describing his actions as rape is a realistic description and therefore not subject to a defamation claim.

Jason Deputy Director of the Centre for Media and Communications Law at Melbourne Law School said, from a defamation perspective, while rape might not reflect language used in ACT legislation, does it reflect the actions of what he did, so its substantially true. Defamation would not be an issue here.

So, while the ABC would have had to specify the charge, they were not legally obliged to describe his actions as sex. They could legally and accurately have called it rape.

The case last year where they did call it rape was very similar to this one. The charge was the same, the victim was 15 year...

16:25

We need negotiations, not declarations: Russia stays away from Trumps UN reform plan David Icke latest headlines

As US President Donald Trump officially launched his 10-point reform program for the United Nations, Russian officials say they share many of the concerns it raises, but not the methods Washington is using to advance its solutions. On Monday morning in New York, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Trump delivered speeches in support of the reform declaration, which has been endorsed by 128 states. According to the published text of the plan, it would give Guterres greater executive powers encouraging him to lead organizational reform, which would provide greater transparency and predictability and promote gender parity and geographic diversity, while combating mandate duplication, redundancy, and overlap and other forms of inefficiency at the international body. Read more: We need negotiations, not declarations: Russia stays away from Trumps UN reform plan

16:24

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16:23

Now its believed the Red Sox used a Fitbit to cheat, not an Apple Watch "IndyWatch Feed World"

Earlier this month it was reported that the MLB found that members of the Red Sox were using an Apple Watch to cheat during games. Red Sox staffers were allegedly watching instant replays to pair catcher signals to pitches and then sending the insight to the manager in the dugout, giving the Sox a way

Earlier this month it was reported that the MLB found that members of the Red Sox were using an Apple Watch to cheat during games. Red Sox staffers were allegedly watching instant replays to pair catcher signals to pitches and then sending the insight to the manager in the dugout, giving the Sox a way of knowing what kind of pitch was coming, we reported. While the cheating method appears to stand, its now believed the device the team was using was not an Apple Watch but a Fitbit product, reports Engadget. The news comes from a source speaking to Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo. As Engadget notes, the initial mixup could have been a sign that Apple Watch has now become synonymous with smartwatch, just as Kleenex became the generic term for any facial tissue back in the day.

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16:22

Centre Proposes Replacing Rations For Women, Infants With Cash Transfers "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Critics have said that cash transfers will not be able to ensure that people have access to the nutrition needed.

A labourer breastfeeds her child on the banks of the river Balason on Mother's Day on the outskirts of Siliguri in this May 10, 2009 file photo. Credit: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A labourer breastfeeds her child on the banks of the river Balason on Mothers Day on the outskirts of Siliguri in this May 10, 2009 file photo. Credit: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri

New Delhi: The Ministry of Woman and Child Development has reportedly decided to move away from its policy of providing rations and nutritional supplements to pregnant and lactating women and other women, instead moving to a direct cash transfer.

According to the Indian Express, rations under the Integrated Child Development Services currently reach 6.5 crore beneficiaries 4.6 crore infants and 1.9 crore women. The supplementary nutrition provided under the scheme in the prenatal and neonatal stage for women and children is meant to prevent child and maternal mortality, child malnutrition and stunting of growth.

However, ministry officials told the newspaper that they have decided to move away from this model and instead provide ca...

16:20

Trump Urges Reform So UN Can Meet Full Potential "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L) as they take part in a session on reforming the United Nations at U.N. Headquarters in New York, September 18, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L) as they take part in a session on reforming the United Nations at U.N. Headquarters in New York, September 18, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

United Nations: US President Donald Trump criticised the United Nations for bloated bureaucracy and mismanagement on his first ...

16:19

UK weapons companies have made 6bn from Saudi Arabia since it started bombing Yemen David Icke latest headlines

British arms companies have earned more than 6bn from their trade with Saudi Arabia during the ongoing war in Yemen, new research has found. War Child UK claimed the true revenue from dealings with the Gulf state are almost double previous estimates, despite only around 30m going to the public through corporation tax receipts. The charity accused private manufacturers including BAE Systems and Raytheon of profiteering from the deaths of innocent children by selling missiles and equipment to the Saudi-led coalition. Read more: UK weapons companies have made 6bn from Saudi Arabia since it started bombing Yemen

16:18

Fearless Cities Conference: Organizing a Municipalist Platform, Structure and Confluence "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This workshop focused on how to build a strong organization with effective, democratic decision-making. It's focus was on organizational structures, information flows and on how to integrate people from parties and social movements. SpeakersYolanda Snchez, Barcelona en Com, BarcelonaEmine zmen, Vice Co-Chair of the Democratic Regions Party, KurdistanAdriana Manzoni, Massa Critica,

16:18

After loosing the race for eastern Syria: USA ASKS RUSSIA FOR MEETING TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF DEIR EZZOR "IndyWatch Feed War"

USA ASKS RUSSIA FOR MEETING TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF DEIR EZZOR RUSSIAN MEDIA AFP 2017 / George Ourfalian The US has suggested Russia to hold a meeting to discuss a future of Deir Ezzor, the Russian state-run media outlet RIA reported citing a diplomatic source. According to the report, the American side idea is to hold a []

16:16

Washington will pay high price if it pulls out of Iran nuclear deal Rouhani David Icke latest headlines

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned Washington against walking out of the Iran nuclear deal, telling CNN that the exit touted by Donald Trump would taint the USs reputation as a reliable partner and quickly be followed by repercussions. In an interview to CNN ahead of the annual session of the UN General Assembly on Monday, the Iranian leader warned the US that quitting the deal would yield no results for the United States but at the same time it will generally decrease and cut away and chip away at international trust placed in the United States of America. Read more: Washington will pay high price if it pulls out of Iran nuclear deal Rouhani

16:16

Fearless Cities: International Municipalism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The closing of the Fearless Cities international municipalist summit presented a map of municipalist movements around the world and outlining how they can work as a network to support one another organizationally and politically over the coming months and years. Featuring: Xavier Domenech, Executive Board of Barcelona en Com, MP for En Com Podem, Coordinator of Catalunya en Com Kali

16:16

Actual Headlines Found On Mainstream "Fake News" Publications "IndyWatch Feed National"

The following headlines were found on mainstream 'Fake News' outlets:

  • "Woman complains Hobby Lobbys raw cotton decor is racially insensitive "
  • "Toys R Us might file for bankruptcy right before everyone starts holiday shopping"
  • "St. Louis police investigate claim that officer called Black Lives Matter domestic terrorists"
  • "St. Louis seeks a new police chief; some chanting required"
  • "Armed LGBT student shot dead by Georgia police"
  • "Family Wants Answers After Georgia Tech Police Kill LGBTQ Campus Leader"
  • "Hundreds of Rohingya Villages in Flames"

16:15

America Is Going Broke and Nobody Cares "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

America Is Going Broke and Nobody Cares by Bill Bonner Bonner and Partners ILE DYEU, FRANCE Last week, the plot did not so much thicken as congeal. Theres no changing it now the cameras are rolling the...

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16:14

New Zealand: One Pipeline Rupture Later "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Update: New Zealand Military Deploying for Fuel Transportation Update: Air New Zealand Restricting Ticket Sales, Cargo Reduced New Zealand is a funny place. It sort of pretends to be a modern, first world sort of place, when in actuality, its a hairs width away from infrastructure collapse at all times. Combine the shell-be-right []

16:13

Theresa May denies she has 'lost control' of the Cabinet after Boris Johnson lays out Brexit manifesto David Icke latest headlines

Theresa May has delivered an Im in charge rebuke to Boris Johnson after his open challenge to her Brexit policy, insisting her government is driven from the front. The Prime Minister denied she had lost control of her Cabinet, claiming it was agreed on the same destination for leaving the EU despite the clear split with her Foreign Secretary. Ms May also slapped down his call for an extra 350m a week for the NHS after Brexit, saying: That will be a decision that will be taken at the time. Read more: Theresa May denies she has lost control of the Cabinet after Boris Johnson lays out Brexit manifesto

16:11

Sushma Swaraj Holds Trilateral Talks With US, Japan Counterparts "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with India's Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj (L) and Japan's Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono (R) at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 18, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Stephanie Keith

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Indias Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj (L) and Japans Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro K...

16:10

Brexit Department head Oliver Robbins leaves, throwing government plans into chaos David Icke latest headlines

The top civil servant at the Department for Exiting the European Union is to move to a new role in Downing Street after a spate of reported rows with Brexit Secretary David Davis. Oliver Robbins is to take up a new coordinating job at No 10, having held a dual role, both as the top civil servant at the Brexit Department and Theresa Mays leading Brexit adviser; a position that had caused conflict at the top of the department since his appointment. Government insiders claimed that it left Mr Davis frozen out of decision making, and that there was no personal warmth between the two men. Read more: Brexit Department head Oliver Robbins leaves, throwing government plans into chaos

16:07

Send in the tanks! Trump plans Fourth of July military parade on Pennsylvania Ave David Icke latest headlines

Inspired by the French Bastille Day tradition, US President Donald Trump has said he may begin holding a military parade on Pennsylvania Avenue for Americas Independence Day celebrations, beginning next July. Speaking alongside French President Emmanuel Macron during a joint press conference at the United Nations in New York, Trump said the idea was inspired by Frances festivities he witnessed during a state visit to Paris in July. It was one of the greatest parades Ive ever seen, Trump said Monday. It was a tremendous thing for France, and for the spirit of France. Because of what I witnessed, we might do something like that in Washington on July 4 down Pennsylvania Avenue, he added, prompting guffaws from his French counterpart and the worlds press. The US president was insistent, however, saying that he was so impressed by the military might on display in Paris, that the US was going to have a parade of its own. Read more: Send in the tanks! Trump plans Fourth of July military parade on Pennsylvania Ave

16:04

Island of Dominica Just Took a Direct Hit From Category 5 Hurricane Maria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ANTIMEDIA) Hurricane Maria made landfall Monday night around 9:15 p.m. local time on the small Caribbean island of Dominica as a Category 5 storm with sustained winds over 160 mph. The storm grew from a Category 1 to Category 5 hurricane in only 20 hours, which may be the fastest strengthening on record.

Hurricane Maria is moving west northwest at about 10 mph and has its sights on Guadeloupe next, a French territory, and then Montserrat, a British territory. The storm is expected to hit the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as a Category 4 or 5 hurricane on Wednesday, according to the latest...

16:03

Pursuing a decent life for all on a sustainable planet (commentary) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Mounting evidence reminds us how human actions have begun changing the climate and forced an awareness of global warmings impact on the quality of human life. That awareness will be top of mind for participants in the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly taking place in New York City this week. General Debate in the assembly this year considers the theme of Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet. That topic deliberately invites discussion about the inter-connectedness of all the worlds people and our dependence on a shared planet if we are to thrive and prosper. A critical dimension of this is our collective responsibility to sustain the integrity of the natural ecosystems upon which our aspirations for peace and a decent life for all depend. (left) Log truck transporting old-growth trees out of the forest in Northern Congo. Photo by David Wilkie / WCS. (right) Sign in Iquitos Peru says Do not throw trash Photo by David Wilkie / WCS As many human societies have changed over millennia from hunter-gatherers to farmers to city dwellers, we have increasingly become less directly connected to nature. As we consume more and more things not produced in our backyards, it becomes harder and harder for us to see how the way we chose to live impacts the health of our planet. As a result, we have generally shown little regard for how our decisions in pursuit of a better life are

Starve Them to Death: Wall Street Journals Solution to North Korea (Mike Whitney) "IndyWatch Feed World"

19/09/2017 - The editors at the Wall Street Journal have settled on a plan for ending the crisis in North Korea. Starve them to death.   Im not kidding.  In an article titled Options for ...

16:03

Over 3,000 new US troops headed to Afghanistan - Pentagon "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over 3,000 new US troops headed to Afghanistan - Pentagon | 18 Sept 2017 | US Defense Secretary James Mattis confirmed that over 3,000 new US troops will be headed to Afghanistan as part of President Donald Trumps new strategy to win the war that has dragged on for almost 16 years. "It is exactly over 3,000 somewhat and frankly I haven't signed the last of the orders right now as we look at specific, small elements that are going," Mattis told reporters on Monday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Senator David Perdue (R-Georgia) referred to "3,500 more troops" in an article published by Defense One.

16:00

Labours Chief of Staff doesnt believe in freedom of speech "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Nats seem pretty comfortable with pretty communist sign. If anyone at Labour event had a sign like this Id tell them to take it down. pic.twitter.com/CvZPV68hUG Neale Jones (@nealejones) September 18, 2017 The only thing that one can conclude is that former union bovver boy, Neale Jones, doesnt believe that people can attend a []

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15:55

PNG To Look At Digital "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 

BY YOMBI KEP via Post- Courier

 

Papua New Guinea has been urged to look toward a digital money economy where the infrastructure is not expensive.

 

This was revealed by Futurist Mark Pesce, the keynote speaker at the 2017 PNG Investment Conference which started yesterday in Sydney.

 

PNG should move toward a digital money economy, the infrastructure is not expensive, Mr Pesce said.

 

Digital money is coming, its already in Singapore.

 

Mr Pesce who is a leading futurist, author, entrepreneur and innovator at the forefront of the digital revolution for thirty-five years suggested there should be a marriage between banking and telecommunications.

 

Let telecommunications get into banking, let banks get into telecommunications, he said.

 

Mr Pesce said that all goods will be traded on digitally distributed ledgers in the future and in less than 20 years, autonomous drones could be flying across PNG.

 

PNG needs to foster an app development sector, stressed Mr Pesce.

 

He gives organisations from virtual reality to education, finance, manufacturing, transportation and communication, the tools they need to think effectively about the future, its opportunities, and its disruptions.

 

He is the co-inventor of VRML, a 3D interface to the world wide web. He is the author of six books and, for seven years, was a panelist and judge on the Australian Broadcasting Corporations hit series The New Inventors, celeb...

15:54

Quotation for Today -19/09/2017 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From Lawfare

Someone said to Socrates, Michel de Montaigne memorably related, that a certain man had grown no better in his travels. Socrates replied: I should think not. He took himself along with him.


15:52

Catalonias Defiance of Spanish Authority Turns into Rebellion "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Catalonia and the Spanish government are in a power struggle, with Madrid moving to strip Catalonia of its autonomy. What are the stakes?

15:51

Karditsa, Greece: Graffiti Action by R(A)TS CREW in Memory of Pavlos Fyssas / Killah P (Greek/English) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Greece: Graffiti offensive in Karditsa, Thessaly by the anarchist street art collective R(A)TS CREW to commemorate four years since the brutal murder of antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas.

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15:50

The economics of Graham-Cassidy "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

It is good for forcing some fiscal discipline on health care, but state governments are fiscally too weak to take over Americas public sector health care finance.  That is the message of my latest Bloomberg column.  Here is one excerpt:

There is another problem with state experimentation in this context. So many health-care problems are on the supply side, namely weak incentives for quality care, barriers to entry and innovation, and regulations that raise costs but dont improve safety. Ideally policy experimentation could cover all of these dimensions, but almost all of the debate is on the side of financing and insurance coverage. With a more or less fixed set of supply-side institutions, simply pushing more financing decisions into state governments may not produce much, if any, improvement.

So overall the reform doesnt seem to be feasible.  But here is the part to bug you:

It is a legitimate worry that Graham-Cassidy might cut health-care benefits in an unequal fashion, but the bill may be more egalitarian than it at first appears. Due to the embedded formulas, the bill redistributes resources to red states, in particular states that have not already accepted the Medicaid expansion from Obamacare. Often those are rural states, some of them in economic decline. Favoring such states does have an egalitarian aspect, even if the Republican Party isnt very effective in explaining the policy in those terms.

The biggest losers from Graham-Cassidy are likely New York and California, two states with very costly Medicaid rolls. That might appear anti-egalitarian, but is it really? The beneficiaries in those states tend to be relatively young, and thus their human capital endowments, in the form of future life enjoyment, are usually quite high. All things considered, a 28-year old lower middle-class immigrant in Los Angeles is arguably better off than a 61-year-old in Nebraska with $100,000 in the bank. Giving a benefit to the red state individual actually may reflect the more egalitarian sentiment, although thats not usually how health-care policy discussions are framed by either Democrats or Republicans.

Like it or not, the forward-looking perspective is probably the correct one here.  One not altogether illogical response is to treat this as a reductio ad absurdum on egalitarian ideas.  Another response is to base health care policy more on efficiency, and again to discard the egalitarian ideal, which in...

15:50

"All The Days..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Whenever, in the course of a daily hunt, the hunter comes upon a scene that is strikingly beautiful, or sublime; a black thundercloud with the rainbow's glowing arch above the mountain, a white waterfall in the heart of a green gorge, a vast prairie tinged with the blood-red of the sunset; he pauses for an instant in the attitude of worship. He sees no need for setting apart one day in seven as a holy day, because to him all the days are God's days."
- Ohiyesa, a/k/a Charles Alexander Eastman, Santee Sioux

15:47

Tajikistan: Saudis Brag About Pushing Out Iran "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Middle Eastern rivalries are being felt as far away as Tajikistan.

Saudi Arabias ambassador to Tajikistan spoke in an interview last week of his satisfaction at successfully pursuing diplomatic overtures that culminated with the expulsion of Iran and its agents from the country.

This is a great victory for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its wise leadership, said Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Badi.

Al-Badi said the intensification of relations with Tajikistan has led to agreement for Saudi Arabia to fund the opening of six religious schools and two universities in the coming two years. The Saudi-led Islamic Development Bank is providing interest-free loans to build dozens of mosques and educational institutions across several regions of the country, the ambassador said.

Tajikistan has always enjoyed ambivalent relations with Iran. Although the Persian language link do provide a natural point of contact, Dushanbe has for decades openly grumbled about its suspicions that Tehran might be meddling in its internal affairs.

Irritation turned to rage in December 2015, when Iran welcomed Tajik opposition leader Muhiddin Kabiri, who is wanted back home on trumped-up charges of fomenting a plot to topple the government, to an Islamic-themed conference. During the same visit, Kabiri met with Irans Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei for talks and was pictured as they exchanged warm greetings.

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15:46

Russias Interesting New Oil Geopolitics "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

7454835435Since the 1928 Red Line Agreement between British and French and American oil majors to divide the oil riches of the post-World War I Middle East, petroleum or more precisely, control of petroleum has constituted the thin-red-line of modern geopolitics. During the Soviet time Russian oil exports were largely aimed at maximizing dollar hard currency income in any possible market. Today, with the ludicrous US and EU sanctions on Russia and the Washington-instigated wars in the Middle East, Russia is evolving a strategic new frame for its oil geopolitics.

Much has been said about how Russia under the Putin era has used its leading role as a natural gas supplier as a vital part of its geopolitical diplomacy. Nord Stream and soon Nord Stream II gas pipelines direct from Russia undersea, bypassing the political NATO minefields of Ukraine and of Poland, have the positive benefit of building an industry lobby in the EU. Especially in Germany, which would think twice about the more lunatic Russo-phobic provocations of Washington. Similarly Turkish Stream that gives South East Europe a secure prospect of Russian natural gas for industry and heating independent of Ukraine is positive both for the Balkans as for Russia. Now a new element is emerging in the strategy of Russian state-owned oil majors to develop a new geopolitical strategy using Russian oil and oil companies.

Matryoshka dolls, Qatar and Rosneft

On December 7, 2016 Russias President Vladimir Putin announced that the Russian state had sold a 19.5% share of Rosneft to a joint venture between Swiss commodity giant, Glencore and the Qatar Investment Authority for 10.2 billion. Russia retained more than 60% control by the sale. There was great mystery as to the ultimate details which were buried in what in Russian is called a matryoshka doll structure, referring to the famous Russian painted dolls which when opened, reveal a smaller doll and again, an even smaller doll and so on. It referred to the nested structure of offshore shell companies used in the Rosneft-Qatar/Glencore purchase.

Whatever the details of that December sale, which brought the Russian treasury badly needed funds amid a budget shortfall caused by the sharp decline in world oil prices, some ten months later, Russia and Rosneft have n...

15:46

Fungal Pathogen Creates 'Zombeetles' "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Goldenrod soldier beetles are common in Arkansas, Steinkraus said. They feed on the pollen of flowering frost aster, common boneset and Canada goldenrod. The beetles produce one brood each mating season and are known to use flowers as leksgathering places where males display behavior aimed at attracting mates.

This is where E. lampyridarum plants its zombie curse.

The pathogen causes an infected beetle to land on a flower and latch on tightly with its mandibles. The insect then dies, firmly locked onto the flower by its jaws.

Steinkraus said latching onto flowers with their mouths is not typical behavior for healthy soldier beetles. Normally, they cling to the plants with their feet. After dying from this fungal infection, however, the beetles remain anchored to the flowers only by their mandibles. Neither their legs nor fungal rhizoids are involved in the attachment.
...
Roughly 12 to 22 hours after death, the zombeetle opens its wing covers and spreads its wings. Somehow, Steinkraus said, the fungus is acting upon the wing muscleswhich more closely resemble origami than, say, bicepsand making them move even though the beetle is dead.
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The insect's posture begins to change dramatically as fungal tissue growth swells its abdomen. More than 24 hours after deathusually on the night of the following dayspores erupt through the membranes separating the abdominal segments.
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The spores do not explode out of the beetles, Steinkraus said. In observations, including under stereomicroscopes, the spores are not found on the opened wings or on collection plates in the laboratory. The spores remain on the abdomen and appear to transfer to other beetles through passive contact.

You have to touch the zombeetle to become a zombeetle.

The fungus causes the zombie beetle to move after it's dead.


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15:44

Hurricane Maria hits Dominica as category five storm "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hurricane Maria, strengthened to a "potentially catastrophic" category five storm, has torn into the Caribbean island of Dominica with sustained winds of 260km/h (160mph). Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit posted on Facebook that his roof had been torn off and he was "at the complete mercy of the hurricane". He said his house had flooded, later adding that he had been rescued. Dominica's airport and ports have been closed. Maria is moving roughly along the same track as Irma, the hurricane that devastated the region this month. The nearby island of Martinique has declared a maximum-level alert while another French island, Guadeloupe, ordered evacuations. Hurricane warnings are also in place for: Puerto Rico: The US territory expects Maria to make landfall as a category three on Tuesday. It escaped the worst of Irma and has been an important hub for getting relief to islands more badly affected. Governor Ricardo Rossello urged islanders to seek refuge US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands: Both island chains suffered severe damage from Irma and President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency for the US territories on Monday. British authorities fear debris left behind by Irma could be whipped up by the new storm and pose an extra threat.

15:42

After Weeks of Silence, Aung San Suu Kyi Condemns All Rights Violations in Rakhine State "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Although she said she felt deeply for the suffering of those caught in the ongoing conflict, Suu Kyi did not use the term Rohingya to refer to the Muslim minority in Rakhine State.

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech to the nation over Rakhine and Rohingya situation, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar September 19, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech to the nation over Rakhine and Rohingya situation, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar September 19, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Naypyitaw: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations on Tuesday and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law, and she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in conflict there.

In her first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on August 25 sparked a military response that has forced more than 410,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, Suu Kyi said Myanmar did not fea...

15:39

Judge Suspended for 30 days for Wearing a Trump Hat "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

A judge in Ontario, Canada was suspended for 30-day without pay for wearing a Trump hat Make America Great Again. This certain raises the question who he have suffered the same penalty had he worn a Hillary hat?

15:36

New Zealand & the Hunt for Taxes "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION:  Hi Martin,

Firstly I appreciate your insight into world events. I dont see anyone else coming even close to what you do.

In New Zealand we are facing an election and taxation is a big topic. Labour on the left has appointed a new, young, female leader who has wide appeal. She is hedging on Labours taxation policy but its known they favour capital gains taxes business, property, inheritance, you name it. I saw an article that Illinois is experiencing massive flight of wealth due to taxes. Will people run out of options for places to go or is the world in general headed towards mass taxation?

Thanks for your time.

PJ

ANSWER: Yes,  Jacinda Ardern is a desperate attempt to raise Marxism to its former glory. The Labour Party fell to below 30% in the polls so they put a young girl up front to gain votes. It is also true that Illinois is a complete disaster. I wrote about how they should just dissolve the state because they cannot even go bankrupt on their government pensions. It is true that every five minutes someone leaves Illinois. The most recent poll revealed that 47% of people in Illinois wanted to leave the state. Property values will collapse in Illinois because there is a mass exodus and no buyers unless they are oblivious to what is taking place. This is how Rome fell from a population of 1 million to 15,000. People just walked away from their property.

Marxism has destroyed the world economy and caused the deaths of countless millions of people all for a theory that has never worked. We are facing the darkest hours in this collapse of socialism. Make no mistake, there are plenty of people who have been brainwashed to believe it is the rich causing this rather than the greed of politicians. It is the government pensions in Illinois that has destroyed the State. They prefer to say the rich do not pay their fair share but government always needs more and more. So that share never ends until it reaches 100%.

This w...

15:33

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Sept. 19, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Sept. 19 2017

Compiled 12:50 pm EDT 19 Sept. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Judy Note: I recommend these non profits that are dedicated to eradication of child exploitation networks, exposing child abuse and treatment of survivors:

International Child Exploitation Rings: International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State ITCCS http://itccs.org/

International Child Exploitation Rings: Operation Underground Railroad https://ourrescue.org/

Trauma Survivors: Ivory Garden https://ivorygardensite.com/

Trauma Survivors: Ritual Abuse R Us: https://ritualabuse.us/smart/neil-brick/

Catholic Priest Abuse SNAP: http://www.snapnetwork.org/

A. Sept. 18 2017 11:51 pm EDT Tilton, Tank: Philip Tilton's CC Intel Highlights from Tank 9-17-17 becky@wavocal.net (Becky's email)

1. Tank: Any second for release.

2. Tilton: Release Sunday or Monday Sept. 24, 25.

3. The ACH went live Wed. Sept. 20 - had to have it to go for instant transfers. Same day ACH went live and at 2:00 in the morning, approval was given to Ginger.

4. Tank: Philippines have said their sovereign bank is open to exchange fiat money for gold back currency and that is the RV announcement.

5. Iraq $3.72 - included in SDR.

6. Phil said they have 72 hours

7. Told gold will go down to about $450. So purchase assets like properties and homes as those are assets in the future.

8. The Global Lateral Accounts belong to you. I choose not to leave my money at the Federal reserve bank. If you don't want to access your account because of the currency exchange then that is your choice.

9. Ginger: Apparently the IRS has closed the way we know it. They were giving out employees letters of termination and two weeks notice.

10. Tank: Everybody should wait. We are the one's keeping the pressure on them. We are going to ke...

15:30

Farmers feel like Jacinda is coming for them with one of those arm-long gloves on "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Even though this election looks like its going down to the wire, history would suggest this country has fashioned a fine record of not re-electing three term governments to a fourth. Jim Bolger and Jenny Shipley (1990-99) and Helen Clarke (1999-2008) bear testament to the fact. Take away the aberration of the tumultuous, transformational, two-term []

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15:30

Meet The Team Willingly Going Head-To-Head With Sharks For Research "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ocearchs mission is to protect sharks in our ecosystem by tracking them and conducting biological studies. The nonprofit organization utilizes social media in innovative ways, and has a unique model for funding its work.

Ocearchs mission is to protect sharks in our ecosystem by tracking them and conducting biological studies. The nonprofit organization utilizes social media in innovative ways, and has a unique model for funding its work.

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15:30

USTR Robert Lighthizer Outlines U.S. Trade Priorities Trump Administration Willing to Confront WTO Multinationals "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In about a week Round #3 of NAFTA renegotiations begin in Canada.  Dispute settlement and country of origin rules are widely anticipated to be key points of disagreement. For those who follow trade and economics closely, the latest Trump trade Continue reading

15:30

The Orchestrated Financial Fall of America and the World "IndyWatch Feed World"

Imagine a bus full of passengers allowing themselves to be taken on some mystery tour chosen by the driver and his navigators. As the journey continues, it becomes more than apparent that the bus is going to be driven off the cliff!

The passengers are too much in a state of apathy or too deaf, dumb and blind to realize whats going on The driver, under the influence of the navigators, instead of slamming on the breaks, insanely decides to put his foot further down on the accelerator pedal!

This is an analogy for what is happening in the USA today: The driver and the navigators represent the political administration in charge at the White House with their increasingly reckless spending of borrowed money that is destroying the American economy, while the passengers are the people theyre supposed to be serving with best interest at heart.  

More specifically, America is facing the biggest crisis ever in its history.


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15:30

Cherokee Nation Delivers Food, Water, Other Necessities to Texans Recovering from Hurricane Harvey "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Chief Development Officer for American Red Cross Scott Spohrer, Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Regional Philanthropy Officer for American Red Cross Blake Bonfiglio, Cherokee Nation Businesses Executive Vice President Chuck Garrett and Cherokee Nation Businesses Chief Executive Officer Shawn Slaton.

Published September 19, 2017

KATY, TEXAS A Cherokee Nation convoy from Oklahoma delivered hundreds of cases of food, water, clothing and other basic necessities on Monday to Texans in the Houston area who are recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

Cherokee associations from across the tribes 14-county jurisdiction in northeast Oklahoma spent two weeks collecting many of the supplies. Members of two Cherokee associations in Texas the Cherokee Township of San Antonio and the Central Texas Cherokee Township also donated during a joint community meeting in San Marcos on Sunday.

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. looks over donations from the tribe while in San Marcos, Texas.

Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach employeesdelivered the donations to three separate entities working under the umbrella of Katy Disaster Response. The tribes donations will be dispersed in several Houston communities, including to those in need in the heart of the city.

My heart swelled after visiting with our Cherokee families in Texas and seeing that their spirits and their sense of community have not been broken, Principal Chief Bill John Baker said. In fact, it may be...

15:30

Single Board Relay Computer "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

We all know you can build a computer out of relays, and if youre a regular reader of Hackaday, youve probably seen a few. Actually designing and fabricating a computer built around relays is another thing entirely, and an accomplishment that will put you right up there with the hardware greats.

The newest inductee of the DIY microcomputer hall of fame is [Jhallen]. Hes built a microcomputer trainer out of relays. Its got more click and clack than the Tappet family, and is a work of art rendered in DPDT relays.

The biggest consideration in designing a relay computer is the memory. You can implement a CPU in a few dozen relays, but even a small amount of memory is still hundreds of additional components. In this computer, [Jhallen] is sort of cheating. The memory is implemented as 256 32-bit words on a microcontroller alongside a controller for the front panel. The CPU is still all relays, with support for self-modifying code, a bunch of instructions for conditional jumps, and an increment and jump if not equal to zero instruction.

Below, you can check out a very in-depth video of the relay computer in action, starting off with some satisfying click and clack of Euclids algorithm and a demonstration of the variable clock rate. The video goes on to demonstrate the assembly language of the relay computer itself and a bit of the overall architecture. This is really one of the most educational demo videos for vintage computing weve ever seen.

[Jhallen] assembled a few of these boards and hes selling some of the extras. If you have $600, you can pick one up over on Tindie (standard Hackaday / Tindie disclosure statement). Considering the amount of soldering required to assemble this board, were going to guess thats a very fair price.


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15:25

Why Bodega Failed "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Tiny Steps Towards a Better World

In case you were on Mars last week, a funny thing happened: two guys launched a startup called Bodega, and the world recoiled in disgust.

I think its a tiny but near perfect case study of everything: economics, the future, business, society, and how the old way of it all just isnt working. Sit with me and lets discuss it for a moment.

When we cry, that soulless vending machine cant replace my local bodega!, what do we really mean? We mean that the local bodega is a little source of well-being and real wealth, in a landscape that mostly doesnt offer much. Well come back to that part. First, the real wealth and well-being. You walk into your local bodega, and having a little daily chat makes you happy, connected, alive: short-term emotional well-being. Your bodega covers you for a staple when youre out of cash that week: thats real wealth, aka social capital, more durable and powerful than immediate well-being.

So when we decry trendy hipsterized vending machines, were really saying: we value our well-beingand machines cant really give it to us. Were wiser than we know: well-being is a res humana, a human affair. Only humans can ever really expand our possibility. And yet in a society of Bodegas versus bodegas, everyones potential well-beinghuman possibility itselfgoes up in smoke. Poof. Its just gone.

Now your average economists rejoinder would probably be: well, if people value well-being so much, then pay extra for it. Ah, but. And its a big but. What if we cant? What if, just as Bodega undervalues our well-being, so the well-being that we create on the job is undervalued, too? After all, the average person doesnt often earn anything extra for being a humane, wise, just, good teacher, doctor, lawyer, and so on. And theres a bigger problem. What if we cant buy well-being because its just not there to buy? What if there are deep racial biases, for example? And if people arent incentivized for creating it, then of course it itself will be undersupplied. So you cant go to the mall and buy well-being like a product: its something that needs lasting human involvement to be created. Thus, in vast sectors of the economy, for many groups of people, from food to energy to transport, well-being is undersupplied to the point that its vanished.

So the idea that well-being is a luxury is fatally flawed from the very beginning. It leads us down a slippery slope of more and more socially useless things, or nihilism. Whats really created by Bodega? More efficiency. Thats all that apps really create thes...

15:19

How to alleviate the problem of identity and credit hacks? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Here is one proposal:

What if I told you that the credit rating companies already had a system to verify identities before opening new accounts but, because this would be a minor inconvenience, and a drag on their profits, they only allow this status to last for 90 days for any given account unless a police report can be filed, and furthermore, while they may claim that theyll do this, its not actually a legal requirement? From a Krebs on Security piece from 2015 (as ever, Krebs is two years ahead of the zeitgeist):

With a fraud alert on your credit file, lenders or service providers should not grant credit in your name without first contacting you to obtain your approval by phone or whatever other method you specify when you apply for the fraud alert Fraud alerts only last for 90 days, although you can renew them as often as you like. More importantly, while lenders and service providers are supposed to seek and obtain your approval before granting credit in your name if you have a fraud alert on your file, theyre not legally required to do this.

Thats right: a solution to the ongoing insane catastrophe which is the American credit system already exists. The infrastructure and process for it is already in place. But thanks to regulatory capture, an inability to understand the scale of data hacks that modern technology enables, or sheer incompetence, it only exists on a case-by-case, opt-in, short-term solution.

Obviously everybody should have this verification two-factor authentication, if you will turned on and kept on. This would not be a panacea, of course. Security hipsters will loudly protest that phones and email are terrible second authentication factors that no one should even consider using. Phone and email are not ideal, but the point is, universalizing this existing solution would hugely improve matters for a relatively trivial cost.

That is from Jon Evans.  I still would like to know what is the social cost of identity theft.  Furthermore, what is the cost of identity theft as a ratio of the cost of some people simply not paying borrowed money back?

Everyone is all a-flutter on this issue, and attacking Equifax, but I am looking for more reliable information before voicing an opinion.

The post...

15:18

'Assad is Protector of the Christians in the Middle East' - Archbishop Hanna "IndyWatch Feed World"

'Assad is Protector of the Christians in the Middle East' - Archbishop Hanna | 17 Aug 2017 | Atallah Hanna, the Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, has visited Damascus today. During his visit, he met with the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, stressing that President Assad assured himself as an important figure of protecting the Christians, not just in Syria, but elsewhere in the Middle East too, noting that he does not consider Christians just as a "minority", but rather an important and integral part of the Syrian society.

15:15

Lake Horowhenua Retrial "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Retrial this week of Philip Dean Taueki for trespassing on his own land  By Veronica Harrod Horowhenua correspondent Lake Horowhenua beneficial owner Philip Dean Taueki faces retrial for trespass in Levin District Court this Thursday (September 21) despite having been acquitted of two previous charges of trespass. Even though Taueki lives on Maori freehold land beside the lake, []

15:15

More than 30 nuclear experts inhale uranium after radiation alarms at a weapons site are switched off "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Not a clue. The government scientists didnt know they were breathing in radioactive uranium at the time it was happening. In fact, most didnt learn about their exposure for months, long after they returned home from the nuclear weapons research center where they had inhaled it. The entire event was characterized by sloppiness, according to []

15:09

Content for you! "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This is a bit of a bump of an older post, with a few updates to highlight the new stuff weve been working on for our publisher, OReilly Media.

Our brand new Unity game development book is out! This is one of the most exciting books weve ever written, and you can own it now! (Or read it on OReillys Safari Learning Platform!)

We also have a bunch of awesome video training on game design, game art, game programming, and game promotion, also available on Safari:

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15:07

Why Hate Speech is Not Free Speech "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Freedom in a free society is supposed to be for all. Therefore, freedom rules out imposing on the freedom of others. You are free to walk down the street, but not to keep others from doing so. The imposition on the freedom of others can come in overt, immediate physical form thugs coming to []

15:00

Scientific Study Says Science Papers Have Become Harder to Read Over Last Century "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Daylighting this declining trend in readability should remind scientists that their choice of words is just as important as their decisions about data collection and statistics.

Credit: PublicDomainPictures/pixabay

Credit: PublicDomainPictures/pixabay

Lakshmi Supriya is a freelance science writer based in Bengaluru.

When was the last time you used novel in conversation with a friend? How about robust? Or furthermore? Even the things you usually read probably doesnt have many such words. Unless of course youve been reading the scientific literature. Scientific papers have become more difficult to read and understand over the last century, according to new research, and use of such science-specific jargon may be one reason why.

Most people today believe that the scientific papers are written specifically for scientists and, with good reason, shy away from giving it a skim. Instead, they learn about new developments in science not by reading these papers but through articles in science magazines or newspapers that cut through the jargon and present it in a form everyone can understand. This difficulty in understanding science is perhaps what gave birth to popular science magazines, according to Donald Hayes, a sociolog...

15:00

The Corruption of Compassion and the Contagion of Euthanasia "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This below article argues that the more our western culture sends the message that some lives are less valuable than others, the more some people will internalise the message and decide to commit suicide. It argues that Euthanasia and assisted suicide laws have the side effect of spreading the psychological contagion of suicide. In Canada, natural death []

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15:00

Youd Think Cutting Kodai Plantations Will Save Its Grasslands. It Wont. "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The sad truth is its almost impossible to convert plantations to montane grasslands unless the successive waves of invasive weeds and saplings are held back.

A shola ecosystem: forests in the valleys separated by grasslands. Credit: Prasenjeet Yadav

A shola ecosystem: forests in the valleys separated by grasslands. Credit: Prasenjeet Yadav

Tourists from the plains posing for photographs cause a traffic jam. Dense photogenic stands of trees extend on either side of the scenic road from Kodaikanal to Poombarai, in Tamil Nadu. The groves that draw their admiration arent forests; they are plantations of invaders that are gaining ground every year. The botanical warriors are wattle (Acacia mearnsii), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), and pine* (Pinus sp.). The judiciary the forest department and ecologists are debating how to manage them.

At the turn of last century, British forestry officials derided the vast empty treeless expanses in the higher elevations of the Palani Hills. They called them wastelands, of no use to anyone. Besides, they felt the numerous marshes made the place inhospitable. Planting water-slurping trees would drain the marshes and revenue from timber products would turn these lands productive. With these two goals in mind, the colonial forest department planted saplings of wattle and eucalyptus, and pine to...

15:00

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Mumpish  sullenly angry; sulky; depressed in spirits; mopey.


Filed under: language Tagged: mumpish

14:52

GE Working on Robot That It Says Can Save $200 Billion of Power "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

General Electric Co. is working on a way to use artificial intelligence in electricity grids, a technology that it expects will save $200 billion globally by improving efficiency.

14:50

September 19th 2017 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #243 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

14:49

Germanys celebrity spy Werner Mauss on trial for multi-million dollar tax evasion "IndyWatch Feed War"

Germanys most famous living spy is on trial this week for hiding assets totaling $50 million in offshore bank accounts. He claims the money was given to him by unspecified Western intelligence agencies for his services.

14:45

Tuesday September 19th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

14:45

Press Release: Statement by Legal Aid Institute on Jakarta Attack "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

On Sunday night September 17, 2017 at about 21:00 to Monday 18 September early morning hundreds of mobs surrounded the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Jakarta/LBH Jakarta - The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation/YLBHI) building, shouting terrible threats, stigmatized and unfounded accusations, and tried to enter, stoned and provoked, and tried to make unrest.

Meanwhile, dozens of people who have participated in #AsikAsikAksi (art performance, singing, etc.) were concerned about the dissolution of the historical seminar which was dissolved by the apparatus on Saturday 16 September 2017) were confined and persisted in LBH-YLBHI building.

LBH-YLBHI has repeatedly explained that there are no events related to PKI, police officers ranging from Menteng Police Chief, Central Jakarta Police Chief, Police Headquarters Chief Superintendent also Metro Jaya Police have conducted direct clarification, saw all materials, watched continuously and acknowledged and explained to the masses that there was no event related at all to the PKI or Communism. But the masses refused to listen and resist the authorities.

LBH-YLBHI expressed gratitude for the response and protection of the Police officers tonight, protecting colleagues inside the building, explaining to the masses about the actual events, asking the masses to disperse, control the situation and act decisively in enforcing the law and the constitution.

Clearly hoaxes or false news have been broadcast, propaganda of false accusations has been voiced, the instructions for attacking LBH are done systematically and extensively that this is a PKI show, singing genjer-genjer songs etc., when nothing at all, we are worried this is ridden by the parties who want chaos and riot.

LBH-YLBHI is home to the poor blind and oppressed, all groups complain and seek legal assistance. In accordance with the spirit of LBH, the principles of the rule of law and the code of ethics of the profession and legal aid, all accompanied indiscriminately, regardless of race, religion, race, political beliefs, LBH also accompanied the victims in stigma 65, those who were in no way affiliated with the PKI but became victims later.

LBH-YLBHI is also a space to meet, express opinions, discussions, and others as long as it does not conflict with Human Rights...

14:41

Hurricane MARIA Becomes a Super Storm "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

[NOTE: FEWW DIAG PROPA] EYE OF CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE MARIA MOVING OVER DOMINICA NHC [FEWW FORECAST: MARIA sustained winds could intensify to 320 km/h with probability of >60%] Current Status as of 11:00 PM AST Mon Sep 18 Max sustained winds: 160 mph [~ 260 km/h, Cat. 5 hurricane on FEWW New Hurricane Scale] Location: []

14:40

"A 'Financial H-Bomb' Has Exploded" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"A 'Financial H-Bomb' Has Exploded"
by Jim Rickards

"Somebody exploded an H-bomb last week, and it wasnt North Korea. It was the U.S. This was not a kinetic H-bomb, the kind that leaves a mushroom cloud. It was a financial H-bomb. Financial warfare has its weapons, tactics and commanders, the same as kinetic warfare. In financial warfare, the leading commander is the secretary of the Treasury. The weapons include account freezes, sanctions and financial blacklisting of certain individuals and companies.

The financial warfare equivalent of an H-bomb is a complete ban from the U.S. dollar payments system. The U.S. dollar represents 60% of global reserves, 80% of global payments and almost 100% of global oil sales. Cutting off any party from U.S. dollars is like cutting off the oxygen from a patient in intensive care. They wont last long.

That is exactly what U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin threatened to do to China on Sept. 12. He threatened to cut off Chinas access to the U.S. dollar payments system if China does not rigorously enforce new U.N. sanctions on North Korea as a means to deter North Korea from pursuing its nuclear weapons and missile development.
...

14:36

The Struggalo Continues: Great Lakes Antifa Stands in Solidarity with Juggalo March "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post The Struggalo Continues: Great Lakes Antifa Stands in Solidarity with Juggalo March appeared first on It's Going Down.

we observed MOAR attendees wearing MAGA hats harassing a group of Latinx Juggalos and telling them, Trump is gonna make you go back to MEXICO and BUILD THAT WALL!

Washington, D.C.  On September 16th, 2017 two rallies were planned in Washington, D.C., one was slated to be the Mother of All Rallies (MOAR) in support of the sitting president, while the other, coined the Juggalo March was an effort to fight federal overreach against fans of the musical group Insane Clown Posse (ICP). The MOAR promised to yield millions of marchers, dwarfing all other rallies and demonstrating the might of the conservative base which elected Donald Trump. Conversely, fans of ICP were not seeking to display their political prowess. Instead, they sought to challenge the Federal Bureau of Investigations (F.B.I.) designation of them as a gang.

Juggalos and Struggalos: The Heart of the Dark Carnival

ICP fans are unique in many ways. Fiercely loyal to each other and to the music group that brought them together; they are readily identifiable by their clown painted faces, colorful tattoos, and ICP concert shirts. The lyrics found within ICP songs resonate with the working class, so although you will find Juggalos from all walks of life, the vast majority are highly class-conscious proletarians (a subset of which self-identify as struggalos or radical activist Juggalos concerned with social justice and economic equality).

It is this potentially low socio-economic status which makes them easily targeted by law enforcement for exploitation. In 2011, the F.B.I. designated Juggalos to be a gang. This label was applied due to the observation that Juggalos have a common interest (ICP), they gather together to engage in group activities (such as concerts or viewing ICP videos), they partake in mind-altering substances (such as imbibing alcohol), and they get rowdy on occasion.

Interestingly, these characteristics could also be associated with fans of any sports team or fans of any musical group, but is disproportionately leveraged against Juggalos with horrifying consequences. Juggalos report that the gang label has resulted in loss of custody of their children, loss of employment, harassment, and unjust targeting by law enforceme...

14:34

The Cheyenne River Youth Project Invites Community to Attend a Very Special Harvest Celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 27 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 19, 2017

EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA The Cheyenne River Youth Project will be hosting its 5th annual Harvest Festival Celebration for the Cheyenne River Lakota reservation community at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The event is open free to the public and will include a couple of very special additions this year.

The evenings festivities will begin with a dinner buffet at the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center, with homemade menu items including buffalo soup, buffalo stew, wojapi, fresh bread, salads, casseroles, carrot cake and zucchini bread. Many of the dishes will incorporate fresh, nutritious produce from the Winyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) garden.

Following the evening meal, attendees will be able to attend the premiere of a short documentary film that tells the story of a local teen, her involvement with the youth project and its innovative internship program, and life on Cheyenne River. San Francisco-based Square Inc. produced the film, and its team will be on site for the premiere.

The film will be followed by a short Q&A panel with Jack Dorsey, the CEO and founder of Square and the CEO and co-founder of Twitter , said Julie Garreau, CRYPs executive director. Were honored to host Mr. Dorsey and the rest of the team at Square. Theyve produced a powerful film, and were very much looking forward to sharing it with our friends and neighbors here on Cheyenne River.

Not only will guests be able to see the film, share the bountiful harvest from CRYPs sustainable agriculture program, and celebrate the many ways the garden helps strengthen the communitys connection to Lakota values and and lifeways, they will have the opportunity to recognize and honor the youth projects current teen interns.

Since we started the internship program at Cokata Wiconi three years ago, we have graduated hundreds of interns in sustainable agriculture, social enterprise, wellness and art, Garreau said. Theyve all received job and life skills training in First Aid and CPR, financial literacy, college financial planning and public service.

For nearly three decades, CRYPs mission has been to give Cheyenne Rivers young people access to a vibrant and more secure future. It provides safe and healthy spaces, its staff and volunteers serve as positive role models and mentors, and everyone associated with the pr...

14:33

Theres A Section In Yellowstone National Park You Can Technically Get Away With Murder "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Thanks to advances in technology, it is nearly impossible for a person to get away with murder nowadays. That is, unless they commit the heinous act in the Zone of Death, a remote area in Yellowstone National Park where anyone can apparently get away with murder even after confessing the crime.

This discovery was made by Brian Kalt, a Professor of law at Michigan State University. In 2004, Kalt was looking for interesting material for a paper when he stumbled across the judicial no mans land. Because Yellowstone National Park geographically covers three US states and only one has legal jurisdiction over the entirety of it, it is virtually impossible to get a murderer on trial.

Most of Yellowstone is in Wyoming, but small parts fall in Idaho and Montana. While that doesnt mean much to the average person, it opens up a very big loophole for criminals. Kalt recognized that under Article III of the United States Constitution, federal criminals are required to be held in the state in which the crime was committed. But according to the Sixth Amendment, a criminal defendant has the right to a trial by jurors living in the state where the crime was committed. As a result, it would be nearly impossible to convict an individual who committed a crime in the 50-square-mile uninhabited area of the park in Idaho, according to Kalt.

The lawyer told VICE Magazine:

The more I dug into it, the more interested I got. People have this fascination with uncovering a loophole for the perfect crime. There are a lot of different approaches to it. But in terms of geography, theres just this one spot.

Kalt had, indeed, found the perfect subject matter for his article. There was only one problem: he feared the wrong person would benefit from his finding and commit a murder in the zone. To prevent this from occurring, the Professor published a paper and sent copies to the Department of Justice, the US attorney in...

14:32

Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions Helping Highlight 70 years of Air Force Civil Engineering Heritage "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

CNTS, a company within the consulting sector of Cherokee Nation Businesses, designed commemorative posters and artwork for Air Forces seven decades of service.

Published September 19, 2017

TULSA In honor of the United States Air Forces past seven decades of service, Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions recently partnered with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center to honor its branchs contributions to civil engineering.

The effort is part of a broader Air Force anniversary campaign to highlight multiple generations of Airmen and their service to our country.

Civil engineers have been positioning the Air Force to fly, fight and win for 70 years, said John Hansen, CNTS operations general manager. We are honored to have the opportunity to help showcase their achievements and heritage through our support of AFCECs 70 Years of Civil Engineers Leading the Way campaign.

CNTS, a company within the consulting sector of Cherokee Nation Businesses, designed commemorative posters, artwork and web pages highlighting significant eras in Air Force civil engineering history.

The campaign highlights airfield support for the Korean conflict, establishment of highly mobile, heavy-construction squadrons known as Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer or RED HORSE, construction of the Vandenberg Space Launch Complex and support for the Gulf and Afghanistan wars.

The civil engineer posters are available through AFCEC for use by Air Force installations around the world.

The U.S. Air Force was officially formed into its own branch of the military on Sept.18, 1947. The date is commonly referred to as the Air Forces birthday and is celebrated annually.

For more information on CNTS public affairs and marketing support, contact Michael Trexler, CNTS program director atmichael.trexler@cn-bus.com.

Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions, formed in 2008, provides technical support services and project support personnel to its defense and civilian agency partners. The company provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and dis...

14:31

The Alt Right vs. Cultural Marxism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Despite recently being demonetized by YouTube, possibly for his anti-establishment views and slamming President Trumps decision to increase troop levels in Afghanistan, former Texas Congressman Ron Paul is back with a video addressing the widening left-right political divide in the US and the role that the immoral use of government force has played in fomenting the USs present political crisis.

Claiming that the US is witnessing a battle between authoritarian groups in America, the prominent libertarian and former politician says that the Alt-Right and Cultural Marxists are fighting to control a government that is bankrupt, doesnt follow the Constitution, and controls a foreign empire that is running on fumes.  Ron Paul describes our dilemma.

Most Americans agree the violent confrontation between the alt-right and the cultural Marxist is serious, dangerous and getting worse. Understanding economics, cultural differences and the acceptance of authoritarianism is required to find the answer to the crisis.

Rejecting a society based on personal liberty led to the conflict we are now witnessing: replacing authoritarianism with volunteerism must be our goal. The immoral use of government force caused this crisis and expanding it will only increase the hatred between the two sides.

Though there are leaders on both sides promoting violence, large numbers are attracted to the raging culture war for emotional reasons in response to the lies and the incitement by those whose ulterior motive is seeking power, wealth and promoting a dangerous new world order.

Time to buy old US gold coins

The biggest problem that Paul sees is that neither the left or the right have made liberty both economic and political a priority. In fact, just the opposite is happening. Both the left and the right are moving in a more authoritarian direction.

Meanwhile, the lefts penchant for labeling all of their ideological opponents as Nazis and racists is helping to sow chaos and division, Paul says.

One side has been labeled the alt-right, the other cultural Marxism. The right would like to reduce the debate to the differences between Communism and a populist government that emphasizes caring for Americans over foreigners. The Left would have us believe its merely a conflict with supporters of racism a...

5 Lessons From 9/11 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has brought forth the expected conservative never forget nonsense in defense of a perpetual war on terror.

Typical is Ben Shapiro, editor of The Daily Wire and host of the Ben Shapiro Show. On September 11, he wrote an article, NEVER FORGET: The 5 Lessons We Should Have Learned From 9/11, and spoke in a video about the five lessons America should have learned from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

He insists that the lessons of 9/11 have been largely forgotten. Here are his five lessons we should have learned, each with quotes from his article and video.

1. Global Retreat Is Not A Strategy.

The Clinton Administration foreign policy of quasi-isolationism, combined with occasional human rights-driven interventionism, was a formula for failure.

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Unless we are willing to consider measures to stamp out terrorist groups across the planet, we are setting ourselves up for a fall.

2. Money Doesnt Buy Off Islamists. Neither Does Friendliness.

Friendliness toward the Muslim world does not matter to Islamists, who seek only the domination of a religious caliphate.

Theres this weird idea from both the Ron Paul right and from the Barack Obama left that if we just give enough money, if we just show the Muslim world that we are caring and wonderful and well be left alone by terrorists.

3. Immigration Matters.

The government ought to be deeply concerned about those who enter the country from Islamist-rich regions.

We also should be careful about people who are already here. We should be checking up on them.

4. Major Terrorist Attacks Require Sponsor States.

Major attacks require planning, coordination and resources that demand a home base.

Major terrorist attacks were forestalled because we were fighting terrorists over there [Iraq] and we werent fighting them over here.

5. America Has Real Enemies.

When it comes to threats to American citizens, the first duty of the government is to prevent those threats and stop those who would perpetrate them.

Its not just the governments job to protect you from existential threats, it is also the governments job to protect you...

Last Will and Testament "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Jesse Cornish was a familiar face in the hard money movement from 1975 until his death in 1986. He was the master of ceremonies of the seemingly endless series of hard money conferences. He was the go-to guy when it came to introducing speakers.

Jesse was a Lutheran equivalent of Burt Blumert. Burt was everybodys favorite coin salesman in the hard money movement from the early 1960s until his death in 2009. There is a Wikipedia entry on Burt, as well there should be. He was always in the background, ready to write a check for a libertarian cause. He was a man with endless jokes, which I actually found quite funny on at least three occasions. He was always upbeat. He was well read. He ran an efficient, low-commission coin shop. Everybody loved Burt.

There is almost no trace of Jesse Cornish.

I have no idea how he became the master of ceremonies for hard money conferences. He was not a great speaker, although he was competent. He never got flustered. He was always upbeat. He was not philosophical. He knew everyone. He never spoke badly of anyone. He was not full of himself.

I guess I just explained why he was so popular as a master of ceremonies.

He and Burt were in complete agreement about gold, central banking, and the profligacy of government.

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He died in 1986. Several years later, David Schectman, who had trained under Jesse, found his last will and testament. He used to send it out to his clients. He posted it on Miles Franklins site in 2013. It is a model of clarity. I reprint it here.

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Last Will and Testament Of Jesse Franklin Cornish

I, Jesse Cornish, being of sound mind, do of my own accord, make this last will, bequeathing all of my earthly possessions as follows:

To my son, Jesse, and my daughter, Candy, I leave all my owned real estate and equities and all my liquid assets in the form of checking, savings, and other money accounts to share and share alike.

To my son, Jesse, I leave my guns, fishing gear, boats and all other personal effects a father would normally pass on to his son.

To my daughter, Candy, I leave the things her mother left. I leave her also certain family treasures, and pieces of collected art described on the attached sheets.

To both my son, Jesse, and my daughter, Candy, I leave my total collection of African art goods, my automobiles, items of jewelry, photographs, music albums, and a...

Feminist Madness on Campus "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When Candice Jackson was appointed as a deputy director in the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education, I knew she would be a lightning rod for her libertarian views and she was. That most people on the left hate libertarianism (or any kind of civil liberties at all a far cry from the leftists of yesteryear) was driven home to me when Annie Waldman of Pro Publica and Edwin Rios of Mother Jones contacted me for interviews and I accepted.

More than a decade ago, Jackson and I co-authored a number of articles and academic papers dealing with federal criminal law and how the feds have subverted justice by destroying the rights of the accused all with the aid of a Congress that does not care about individual rights or the U.S. Constitution. (Here is a sample piece that appeared in Reason in 2004.) From the RICO statutes to the conviction and imprisonment of Martha Stewart, we documented how federal criminal law has become so malleable that it makes felons out of nearly all of us, making us vulnerable to politically-motivated federal prosecutors looking for a scalp. She and I coined the term Derivative Crimes to describe how federal criminal law works.

(The actual charges are fictitious, such as racketeering, which actually are derived from other acts, mostly alleged violations of state laws committed by the accused. However, the prosecution does not have to prove any of the individual acts beyond a reasonable doubt, which de facto lower the standards for criminal proof to something closer to the civil preponderance of the evidence.)

The Candice Jackson I always have known is someone concerned with right and wrong and has a heart for people whom state authorities have victimized. In the years she and I wrote together, she was uncompromising on this point, and I knew I never would have to worry about her moral compass. Her writing was on-point, professional, and our work blended well together. (We used to remark that it was difficult for one to see where one of us left off and the other began.) I was (and am) passionate about the rights of the accused and due process of law and she shared that passion with me.

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Once upon a time, the left would have appreciated her passion for the rights of the accused and due process of law. Conservatives, on the other hand, would have been suspicious of her criticisms of federal criminal law and federal pr...

Twitter Rival GAB Under Attack "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Twitter rival GAB was served notice by its domain registrar that it has 5 days to transfer its domain or they will seize it.

At the same time GAB is suing Google for anti trust violations.

According to David Z. Morris at Fortune magazine, GAB supports Milo Yiannopoulous whom Morris slanders by calling him a white supremacist who was banned from Google for his racially offensive harassment of a black actress 

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Gab, a social media platform that touts its openness to any and all forms of speech, has sued Google for refusing to list the Gab Android App on the Google Play store. Gab claims, according to Ars Technica, that Google denied its listing to protect a data-sharing agreement with Twitter, potentially violating antitrust rules. But the stakes here may be more about perception than the law.

Twitter used to think of itself as the free speech wing of the free speech party. But the internet obviously took that as a challenge, breeding dozens of professional trolls like Milo Yiannopoulous, who was banned from Twitter after organizing a racially offensive harassment campaign against actor Leslie Jones.

Yiannopoulos, along with many white supremacists and other prominent figures of the so-called alt-right, have since migrated to Gab as their primary public platform. Antitrust lawyer Mark Patterson told Ars Technica that if Google could show that they chose not to allow Gab into the Play Store because of...

Whatever Happened to America? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Over the course of my lifetime America has become an infantile country.

When I was born America was a nation. Today it is a diversity country in which various segments divided by race, gender, and sexual preference, preach hate toward other segments. Currently white heterosexual males are losing in the hate game, but once hate is unleashed it can turn on any and every one. Working class white males understand that they are the new underclass in a diversity country in which everyone has privileges except them. Many of the university educated group of heterosexual white males are too brainwashed to understand what is happening to them. Indeed, some of them are so successfully brainwashed that they think it is their just punishment as a white male to be downrodden.

Donald Trumps presidency has been wrecked by hate groups, i.e., the liberal/progressive/left who hate the racist, misognynist, homophobic, gun nut working class that elected Trump (see Eric Draitser, Why He Won, in CounterPunch, vol. 23, No. 1, 2017). For the liberal/progressive/left Trump is an illegitimate president because he was elected by illegitimate voters.
Today the American left hates the working class with such intensity that the left is comfortable with the lefts alliance with the One Percent and the military/security complex against Trump.

America, the melting pot that produced a nation was destroyed by Identity Politics. Identity Politics divides a population into hate groups. This group hates that one and so on. In the US the most hated group is a southern white heterosexual male.

To rule America Identity Politics is competing with a more powerful groupthe military/security complex supported by the neoconservative ideology of American world hegemony.

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Currently, Identity Politics and the military/security complex are working hand-in-hand to destroy President Trump. Trump is hated by the powerful military/security complex because Trump wanted to normalize relations with Russia, that is, remove the Russian threat that is essential to the power and budget of the military/security complex. Trump is hated by Identity Politics because the imbeciles think no one voted for him but racist, misogynists, homophobic gun-nuts.

The fact that Trump intended to unwind the dangerous tensions that the Obama regime has created with Russia became his hangmans noose. Designated as Putins agent, President Trump is possibly in the process of being framed by a Special Prosecutor, none other than member of the Shadow Government and former FBI director Robert Mueller. Mueller knows that whatever lie he tells will be accepted by th...

Equifax Is Not Your Friend "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Equifax security breach scandal keeps growing and growing. Their handling of the data breach that affected as many as 143 million accounts has been horrendous.

Executives dumped their shares before reporting the stolen data. Following the breach, their website did not function properly, people got signed up for programs they did not want or need, and customer service has been dismal all around.

Equifax is Not Your Friend

InTheseTimes reports The Equifax Hacking Scandal Is a Reminder That Credit-Reporting Agencies Are Not Our Friends.

Last week, Equifaxone of the countrys three major credit-reporting agencies alongside Experian and Transunionrevealed that its security apparatus had been breached. Hackers obtained private financial information the company held on over 140 million Americans. This is the third major security breach Equifax has suffered in the past two years, and it is by far the worst. Cybersecurity experts call it a 10 out of 10 on the catastrophe scalewith the negative consequences potentially lasting for decades.

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Equifax became aware of the hacks on July 29 and the companys top brass took immediate action. But rather than moving to alert the public that their information could be compromised, on August 1 and 2, three leading executivesincluding the companys chief financial officer (CFO) John Gamblesold nearly $2 million worth of shares in the company. Traders also noticed a suddenand suspiciousselling of Equifax stock options.

Gamble has been with the company since 2014 and has only once sold shares prior to last months sale.

Equifax hired a customer-service agency to assist with the volume of calls theyd be receiving. Yet the company didnt inform the agency of whom was likely affected by the breach, so when people started calling in, the outsourced contact centers were unable to provide useful information.

The company also offered a one-year free trial with TrustedIDan identity protection company acquired by Equifax in 2013. With TrustedIDs credit-monitoring services, those who signed up would be able to definitively tell if their financial data was exposed through the breach.

However, the service appeared to come with a catch. Equifaxs Terms of Use spelled out that by signing up, customers would waive the right to participate in a class-action lawsuit. After a social-media backla...

The US Government Has a Known History of False Flags "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When it comes to 9/11, there are two groups of people: those who dont know exactly what happened, and those who orchestrated it.

Nearly everyone on earth belongs in the former category, but a lot of folks like to pretend they have a rock solid understanding of the events which transpired on that fateful day in 2001. Scoffing mainstream adherents like to pretend theyre confident that the official narrative is accurate, but they arent. A lot of hardcore conspiracy analysts like to pretend they know the real story, but they dont. Theres simply not enough publicly available information for anyone to be certain exactly how things went down that day; all we can know for sure is that (A) the official story is riddled with plot holes, and (B) the American power establishment has an extensive and well-documented history of using false flags and propaganda to manipulate the public into supporting evil acts of military interventionism.

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On October 10, 1990, a 15-year-old girl known only as Nayirah testified before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus about the horrors that Iraqi troops were inflicting upon the people of Kuwait. Her testimony that hundreds of babies had been taken out of their incubators and left to die on hospital floors was repeated as fact by Amnesty International, the mass media, numerous senators, and President H. W. Bush, tugging at the heartstrings of America and manufacturing support for American action in the Gulf War.

It was a lie. Nayirah was in fact the daughter of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the US, and her TV-friendly removing babies from incubators testimony was false. It never happened.

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Hillary Cackles "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The expression tin ear does not begin to describe Hillary Clintons problem.  A good sense of humor is not among her presentation skills, to say the least.

The mainstream media certainly dont like President Trumps sense of humor, but when it comes to Hillary, they even let pass her infamous like with a cloth? joke.  That moment was not only a groaner of epic proportion, but the most counterproductive attempt in memory to disarm a hostile questioner.  Instead of removing the issue from further discussion, it became an icon signaling her refusal to speak honestly about the destruction of evidence.

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I bet she thought making the wiping motion would endear herself to all those oppressed women.  But associating Hillary Clinton with domestic labor is ludicrous.  This is a woman who hasnt driven a car for decades.  Whatever household chores she may or may not have performed when she and Bill were just starting out as junior faculty in 1973 ended forever when she and Bill moved into the Arkansas governors mansion in 1979.

It must be reckoned that Hillary is far more adept at using anger to deflect an issue.  She managed to shut down further Benghazi questioning in a Senate hearing with her equally iconic exasperated outburst: What difference, at this point, does it make?  None of her former colleagues cared to risk the Wrath of Hillary.

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Why Is This Magic Drink So Great? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

ReadyNutrition Guys and Gals, were going to cover some interesting information pertaining to Green Tea, and some reasons why you should make it a part of your routine.  I have written about it in the past, but mainly to help against HFVs (Hemorrhagic Flu Viruses), such as Bird Flu and Ebola.  Green Tea is not expensive, and it is a great beverage to partake in.  In fact, according to Healthline.com, its the healthiest beverages on the planet. Green Tea itself comes from an evergreen shrub, Camellia sinensis, originally cultivated in China and now more widespread throughout the Far East and the Middle East.

Why Green Tea is so Great

The primary clinical application (medicinally) for Green Tea is as an adjunct in the prevention of both heart disease and cancer.  All the bodys systems, such as the digestive tract, bloodstream, and breasts (regarding estrogen-related cancers for women) have been demonstrated to be protected with Green Tea, that contains anticancer properties in abundance.

It has thermogenic and fat-oxidizing properties that can be useful for patients who are obese.  It also reduces glucose and several other plasma constituents that are indicative of Type 2 Diabetes.  Polyphenols are the chemicals that are responsible for the chemoprotective (protect from chemicals and poisons) and antioxidative effects of Green Tea.  In past articles, I explained how free radicals worked, and Im going to touch on it again now.

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Free radicals are atoms or molecules that are missing an electron.  What they do is grab or capture that missing electron, stealing it if you will from a healthy cell.  The problem is, the healthy cell is no longer healthy.  Scientists and doctors believe that free radicals are responsible for a great deal of growth of cancerous cells, as well as being the primary agents responsible for aging.  Green Tea is an antioxidant: it holds extra electrons, and it fights these free radicals by donating one of its extra electrons to the Snidely Whiplash free radical, thereby neutralizing its harmful effects.  Do you get the picture?

The caffeine in Green Tea is a central nervous system stimulant; however, it is not as potent as co...

Hiding in Your Home? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Do you ever walk through someones home and take note of items that could potentially be hazardous to their health? I know I do! I dont mean to judge, but I cant help but notice when people have fluoride-filled toothpaste sitting on their bathroom counters or chemical-ridden cleaners hiding in their cabinets. But, what if some of these items are sitting in your own home?

Most people have toxic products linked to cancer in every corner of their homes, often without even realizing it. Its not like the labels of these products all have a huge warning sign that reads, I can cause cancer!

Nevertheless, whether people knowingly purchase these cancer-causing products or not, we need to educate one another on their potential harmful effects.

The following list highlights some of the most popular products found in North American homes that are linked to cancer:

1. Shampoo 

One of the most common items hiding in most peoples homes are chemical-ridden hair products, particularly shampoos and conditioners. Some of the typical chemicals within conventional shampoos include sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), parfum/fragrance, parabens, synthetic colours, and more.

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Parabens are a known carcinogen, as theyre directly associated with different types of cancer; for example, one study found that 99% of breast cancer tissues tested had parabens in them. Some common ingredients in parfum/synthetic fragrances are benzene derivatives, aldehydes, phthalates, and many other toxins associated with cancer, birth defects, nervous-system disorders, and allergies.

Head & Shoulders specifically contains fragrance, synthetic colours, and SLS, amongst a myriad of other chemicals in the toxic cocktail that makes up their shampoos and conditioners. Some of their shampoo products also contain methylchloroisothiazolinone, a potential mutagen.

2. Non-Stick Cookware

When I first discovered non-stick cookware, I absolutely loved it! That was, until I found out about the potential health risks that come with cooking with these products. The issue is that non-stick cookware is created using a synthetic coating of po...

Body Voltage "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Dr. Mercola

Your body runs on bioelectricity, and having a deeper understanding of how it works can be quite helpful when it comes to optimizing your health. Natural health pioneer Dr. Jerry Tennant has written an excellent book on this topic called Healing Is Voltage: The Handbook.

The Electric Brain

Trained as an ophthalmologist, Tennant transitioned into natural health as a result of being forced to solve his own health challenges. After doing laser eye surgery on a patient with leukemia, Tennant ended up developing encephalitis. He believes the virus, which is not killed by laser, traveled from the patients cornea, through the mask, up through his nose into his brain. He was forced to quit work in November 1995, and spent the next seven years bedridden, without hope for recovery.

I went to the best doctors I could find in New York, Boston and so forth. They all said, Well, sorry. You have three viruses in your brain. We dont know what to do about it. Dont call us. Well call you. I had two or three hours a day in which I could understand the newspaper. Then like a light switch, it would go off and I couldnt understand it anymore. During those two or three hours that I could think, I realized I had to figure out how to get myself well, because no one else was going to do it.

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I had the idea that if I could figure out how to make one cell work, I could make them all work, because although they look different, they really all have the same component parts. They just have different software. I began to read cellular biology books One of the things that resonated with me was that cells must run at a pH between 7.35 and 7.45. I didnt really know what that meant, except it was something about acid-base balance.

I began to try to understand pH. I began to realize that pH is the name given to voltage in a liquid. If you think about the voltage that runs electric lights or a computer, thats called conductive electricity. That means electrons are moving along copper wires. But in a liquid, you have a different situation. A liquid can either be an electron donor or an electron stealer.

By convention, if the liquid is an electro...

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Netanyahu Is Meeting Trump To Push For War With Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Donald Trump at the White House and push the U.S. to withdraw from the nuclear accord with Iran. Netanyahu will present an argument that Trump already has come to accept: Americas adherence to the nuclear deal cannot solely depend on Irans compliance with the agreement, but Continue reading "Netanyahu Is Meeting Trump To Push For War With Iran"

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He's Not Conservative, Hes Not Liberal... Hes For His Own Personal Interests "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Trump, who didn't write a single word of Art of the Deal, likes to portray himself as the world's greatest deal-maker and negotiator. Those who have been on the other end of the table from deal-making Trump, all have something in common: laughter at his preposterous claims. Trump's a loser who rants and raves, bullies and blusters but who, in the end, is notorious for making bad deals. He's been dragged into bankruptcy court 6 times. One of his own former lawyers, Thomas Wells, actually wrote a blistering indictment of what his unsavory client was all about. But now Trump isn't ripping off shopping malls and contractors, he's ripping off America. And even Republicans in Congress are finally beginning to grow weary of his shenanigans-- and become wary of his treachery.

The superficial Trump technique of getting what he wants by asking for double and "compromising" on half, isn't going to work on a fellow shyster like Chuck Schumer but even McConnell and Ryan have begun to catch on. Last week they and their henchmen slashed his patently absurd budget to ribbons. The Regime's moronic proposal-- the laughable "New Foundation for American Greatness"-- was "a jaw-dropping document," containing random and ill-informed cuts to essential programs and agencies meant to keep Americans secure and healthy. When the $1.2 trillion dollar government funding package passed last Thursday-- 14 Republicans voting NO and just one mangy Blue Dog (Collin Peterson of Minnesota) backing it-- tons of his silliest cuts were nowhere to be seen.
The funding bills are not expected to become law, but represent a likely starting point for fiscal negotiations between the two parties this fall.
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Declassified CIA Docs Also Attest Hitler Was Alive and Well in Argentina in the 1950s (Picture of Hitler Included) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Declassified CIA files show that in 1955, an informant boasted about meeting with Adolf Hitler in Colombia, and provided pictures of himself with the Fuhrer (below) over 10 years after the Fuhrers suicide.

Declassified files show that in 1955, the CIAs Western Hemisphere Division (WHD) chief received a secret memo, boasting a subject line that no doubt caused him to jump up from his chair, and spew any liquid in his mouth across the room Operational: Adolf Hitler.

As the shocking title implies, the acting station chief in Venezuela claimed to have received a once in a lifetime tip from one of his contacts a decade after his apparent death by suicide in the Fuhrerbunker, Hitler was in fact very much alive, and living in Argentina.

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In brief, one of the action station chiefs informants, CIMELODY, was contacted by a trusted friend, former SS trooper Phillip Citroen, who claimed to have been in touch with Hitler masquerading under the pseudonym Adolph Schuttlemayer about once a month in Colombia, while there on a trip from Maracaibo as an employee of the Royal Dutch Shipping Company.


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ACTs strategy towards NZ First is remarkable "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

New Zealand First members putting around rumours about Winston Peters should put up proof or shut up, ACT leader David Seymour says If these people including former candidates have proof of their serious allegations they should release it to the public. Otherwise they should shut up and let Winston Peters be judged on his very []

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Rolling Back the Warfare State "IndyWatch Feed War"

Last week, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reminded Congress that in matters of war, they have the authority and the responsibility to speak for the American people. Most Senators were not too happy about the reminder, which came in the form of a forced vote on whether to allow a vote on his amendment to repeal Continue reading "Rolling Back the Warfare State"

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Five Things to Remember About Catalonia "IndyWatch Feed War"

Given the transcendent nature of this moment, we thought it would be a good time to summarize how we arrived at this point and to explain the special nature of the decision that Catalan Parliament took on Wednesday, September 6th. 1) Spain broke its own rules when the Constitutional Court nullified the 2006 statute of Continue reading "Five Things to Remember About Catalonia"

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Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Toys "R" Us Files Chapter 11: Second Largest US Retail Bankruptcy In History "IndyWatch Feed World"

Toys R Us Inc., the largest US "brick and mortar" toys retailer, filed for bankruptcy late on Monday night, as a result of a crushing post-LBO debt load and relentless competition from warehouse and online retailers, the "latest blow to a retail industry reeling from store closures, sluggish mall traffic and the gravitational pull of Amazon.com" according to Bloomberg.  The Chapter 11 filing is among the largest ever by a specialty retailer and casts doubt over the future of its about 1,600 stores and 64,000 employees. It comes just as Toys R Us is gearing up for the holiday shopping season, which accounts for the bulk of its sales, and as vendors halt shipments to the now insolvent retailer.

Mo Mana, Mo Problems: Mueller Reportedly Plans To Indict Manafort "IndyWatch Feed World"

Special counsel Robert Muellers team reportedly advised former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort that they plan to indict him after a July raid of his home in Alexandria, Va.

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Steve Bannon to Headline Put Americans First Rally Sunday Sept. 24 in St. Louis, Missouri "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Breitbart.com chairman and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon will headline the Put Americans First Rally Sunday September 24, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Put Americans First Rally will start at 3 PM at the Marriott St. Louis Airport

You can reserve your ticket at Eventbrite.

Phyllis Schlafly Eagles is proud to welcome executive chairman of Breitbart News and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon to Saint Louis, Missouri, for a Putting Americans First Rally.

Mr. Bannon will share his insights as a conservative thinker, media executive, and Trump supporter.

The event will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, September 24th, 2017, at the Marriott St. Louis Airport. A limited number of free tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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BUSTED: CNN Forced To Admit Corrupt Obama Administration DID Wiretap @realDonaldTrump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

CNN reports the Obama administration conducted surveillance on former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafortincluding conversations with Trump himself. After all, theres nothing hidden that will not be revealed. CNN states: US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving []

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Sheldan Nidle's Galactic Federation Update -- September 19, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"



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Selamat Balik! Progress towards prosperity continues to be made. All procedures are moving along as planned. What we intend to discuss with you at this time is the growth of higher consciousness within every one of you. When Heaven set about to forge a new earthly reality, the main strategy was simply to ensure that your overall spiritual awareness continued to grow until it approached an agreed-upon threshold. When reached, it was to be a sure sign that a general global disclosure was drawing near. Nevertheless, it was to be taken as a grand portent of change.

In this context, we realized that the old powers-that-be were truly reaching the end of "their rope" Accompanying this, you are developing a greater readiness to undo the many beliefs taught by your parents and friends. Our intention is for a new collective to take place in which you can begin to become comfortable with new spiritual realities. These new growing realities are to permit peace, personal sovereignty and greater social responsibilities to grow and eventually to take hold globally. It is what Heaven knows as the beginnings of a 'new you'.

The purpose of this update is to simply clarify a number of key points. Higher consciousness, as you can well imagine, is a most complex subject. What is now occurring is a sequence of reality shifts that Heaven dearly wishes to make known to you. The series of changes we have noted in previous posts is allowing you to work collectively toward peace and to establish new governance. In this new Light Heaven is in the vanguard. These adjustments are at the same time allowing for this growing consciousness to be applied properly. How they are created is what is currently spreading across the globe.

Your collective actions are forcing a new reality to form that will eventually turn out much differently from that which the old reality offered. It is this new reality that deeply concerns both Heaven and us. The present sets of impasses are merely illusory. We are more concerned with ensuring that all will conclude as divinely planned. Thus, we simply implore that your visualizations allow all the remaining obstacles to be quickly resolved. The end point as noted is the steady pace of your collective consciousness. It is thi...

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The Ongoing Saga 85: News, Updates, & More "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last update was Sept. 19, 2017. Most recent updates are on top, after image-intro commentary, so that routine readers will not have to scroll-down far. Time is UTC-GMT. Updates as frequently as possible (In the past almost daily, more recently around once per week; but over the last month or so every couple of weeks; the future is unwritten but we hope to revert to more frequent updates). This is a continuation of: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/the-ongoing-saga-84-news-updates-more/. Recent post titles for the Mining Awareness blog should appear listed either to the side or at the bottom, depending on your device.

Scientists keep discovering that nuclear is more deadly than initially thought. Based on the Oct. 2015 multi-government-funded study of nuclear workers, cancer risk appears around 15 times higher than even BEIR VII (ca 2005) concluded, maybe even higher: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/another-look-at-the-recent-low-dose-radiation-exposure-study-inworks. There are well-known risks of heart disease and cataracts, too. Cataract-heart disease damage occurs at lower doses than previously admitted, as well.
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14:23

The West is as Thick as the Earths Mantle "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Uncle Volodya says, Confidence is ignorance. If youre feeling cocky, its because theres something you dont know.

Its funny how some posts come to be. Sometimes I stop myself partway through a reply to a commenter on another post, thinking, hey; theres enough meat in this for a whole post, rather than just a one-paragraph rant. Or sometimes, as is the case with this post, I start out writing a new comment, just to draw the readers attention to something I read, and think the same thing theres more material here, and it forms a new picture. This could go somewhere. Lets play with it a little, see if theres something to it.

Once I decide there is something to it, I start looking for a hook something catchy which will tie the title in with the post, so that while the connection might not be immediately apparent, it will be revealed within the body of the post.

In this case, a little explanation is called for, because the connection is so roundabout.

First, I ran across an hilarious post on Interfax Ukraine, which I was just going to offer for everyones amusement. It featured the 17-year-old CEO of Naftogaz, Andriy (its very important to Ukrainians that they spell their names differently from the Russian spelling, because they are...

14:23

Dan Dicks On The False Left Right Paradigm And How Unity Is NOT The Answer "IndyWatch Feed National"

There is an agenda to unite the world into one and we have reached a fork in the road and the choice between being free and being a slave is up to you. The current state of the left right divide in America and in nearly every democratic nation has been orchestrated by design through a divide and conquer tactic...but what's the solution if a one world global order is their endgame? In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth was invited to speak at Anarchapulco 2017 the world's largest anarchist/voluntarist conference in Acapulco Mexico where he outlined his case for how the individual can and must take precedence over the group in the face of the agenda for a new world order.

14:21

Normal Weather Returns to the Northwest (Hint: Mountain Snow, Heavy Rain, Wind, Clean Air) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Just when folks thought that heat and smoke would continue forever, normal weather returned to the Northwest.

Let's see....we had light snow above 5-6 thousand feet, providing a dusting at Timberline Lodge.


Air quality improved over nearly the entire region (green circles) as strong onshore flow brought in clean air and the cool/wet weather put down the current fires.


The infrared satellite imagery shows one system after the other, with an upper level trough and very unstable air moving through the region, bringing heavy showers and even some lightning, as I write this.


The radar image for around 8 PM (Monday) shows bands of moderate to heavy (yellow-orange) precipitation moving through.


And the precipitation totals for the 24...

14:20

Global Debt/Unfunded Liabilities Continuing to Run Out-of-Control "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Global Debt/Unfunded Liabilities Continuing to Run Out-of-Control  by Egon von Greyerz King World News Today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE, historic moves in currencies, warned King World News that the financial doomsday clock is...

The post Global Debt/Unfunded Liabilities Continuing to Run Out-of-Control appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:18

(Video) Alcyon Pleiades 61: Hurricanes Artificially Created, Geoengineering, FEMA, Barcelona Attack, Eclipse "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Sep 16, 2017

In this special documentary, we discuss the highly violent and unpredictable weather events that occur all of a sudden. Why are so many hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones and powerful storms occurring? Are they being caused by geoengineering and very few are aware of these destructive manoeuvres?

Experts are shocked that three hurricanes formed and were aligned with one another, a unique phenomenon. Millions have been affected and forced to leave their homes. Many islands of the Caribbean and the Antilles have been wiped off the map as these storms have passed leaving a trail of destruction and chaos never seen before.

And why have the media scarcely covered these calamities and are not telling the truth about the death toll? Will the authorities try to detain thousands of displaced people in FEMA camps whilst the government seeks to militarise the police force and enforce martial law in many places?

The same things are behind the strange moves that the elite make as is the case of Brexit created with the purpose of destabilising Europe... What about the mysterious trip of the King of Spain to England, and his appointment by the Queen into the Order of the Garter, coincidently followed by the terror attack in Barcelona?

If to this we add the astronomical phenomenology that is taking place during 2017 with lunar eclipses, a total eclipse of the Sun, planetary conjunctions, meteorites... Is it a warning that something unknown is approaching? Is it related with an unusual increase in viruses, genetically mutable bacteria during this summer or are they present in order to prepare us for new, more powerful vaccines?

Video by Alcyon

14:18

Texas Carpet Bombs Its Own Hurricane Traumatized Victims With Neurological Poisons Sprayed From Military Planes "IndyWatch Feed World"

The war on humanity continues unabated in Texas, where over one million acres of land are being carpet-bombed with the aerial spraying of neurotoxic chemicals in an effort to kill mosquitoes. Texas authorities are openly lying to citizens, claiming these poisons are magically not poisons at all when they come into contact with humans. Even []

14:16

Update on the Duvet Project and the Street Kids School "IndyWatch Feed War"

Bearing quilted bedcovers Afghans walk through the cemetery to their mountainside homes

They have descended from homes built on the mountainside. Women sit together in the cemetery not to mourn but to wait for the duvet distribution to begin. When I approach them, each woman extends a hand in greeting. Some have the needed small stamped pieces of paper to receive two duvets but most dont. One of the women tells me about the pain in her chest, her legs. She talks about the war. I listen to all the manifestations of her suffering. I understand only a handful of words but as she clasps my hand, I know she wants my help in receiving a pair of duvets, too. I tell her I dont make any decisions here. It is the elder representative of the neighborhood who determines who receives the quilted bed covers. Standing with the women, I say Im sorry, Im sorry. All other words fail me.

Someone calls me over to the truck as the distribution will soon begin. In the Afghan gesture of greeting and leave-taking, I place my right hand over my heart and say goodbye.

A balloon seller approaches. A boy wheels a cart of apples nearby. Where a crowd gathers, theres a potential sale, but no one buys. So the sellers observe the scene as I do. Colorful duvets, like clouds enveloping the bearers, seem to float by. I take a photo of a pair of girls. They become my shadow, following me and requesting more pictures.

The truck piled high with duvets is in a narrow gated car park. Perhaps two times as many people arrive as have the needed pieces of paper. The crowd presses towards the open gate, hoping. I observe one of the volunteers at work.

Abdulhai has just finished 12th grade and is one of the founding members of the Afghan Peace Volunteers with a gift for crowd control. Instead of pushing the crowd back with outward facing palms, he smiles and snaps his fingers so the children laugh. He speaks kindly and softly. Both children and adults stop trying to edge forward, at least while hes there. Their shoulders visibly relax. Some return smiles.

It isnt that they want to be there, Abdulhai says a couple nights later about those who show up without a ticket. The people are desperate. Understanding without judgment seems the key to Abdulhais gentle effectiveness.

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14:15

After Charlottesville "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jimmie Moglia In a previous related article, (http://thesaker.is/the-two-americas-at-charlottesville/) I said there were still some unclear issues about the events at Charlottesville, especially regarding the death of the 32-year old

14:13

Czech Republic Assists With Aid Post "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 

 

BY RENAT MURUKET via Post-Courier

Czech Republic Ambassador to PNG, His Excellency Rudolf Hykl officially opened a community aid post in Ohu village, a few kilometers south of Madang town over the weekend.

 
The Ohu community aid post project was jointly funded by the PNG Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Czech Development Corporation through the Czech Republic embassy.

 
This new aid post is a great bonus for the people of Ohu and the neighboring villages who travel long distances to access health care at Madangs Modilon General Hospital and other health centres.

 
Ambassador Hykl was in the village in person and was happy to open the development project.

 
Medical services are one of the basic services that people depended mostly on.

 
The ambassador said he anticipates that the aid post will help improve the quality of life for the Ohu community.

 
He said the main purpose for Czech Republic international mission was to help communities in the rural areas with development services.

 
He said the primary purpose for funding is to let communities know the existence of support and commitment of the people of Czech Republic in the country.

 
Ambassador Hykl said small projects like aid posts is one of the development activities his Embassy has been involved in.

 
Czech Republic is an active member of the European Union where the bulk of the interaction takes place. Therefore, funding such services will help Czechs research students who are studying in the province to interact well with the communities, Mr Hykl said.

 
The project manager Kenneth Molem appealed to the Ohu community to take responsibility and look after the aid post.

 
Mr Hykl also thanked the Binatang Research Centre for guiding and organising research projects by involving community participation to complete the aid post. The embassy is one of the many European Union development partners in PNG.


Filed under: Agreement, Awareness, Community, Gove...

14:13

What the Worlds Emptiest International Airport Says About Chinas Influence "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The four-lane highway leading out of the Sri Lankan town of Hambantota gets so little traffic that it sometimes attracts more wild elephants than automobiles. The pachyderms are intelligent they seem to use the road as a jungle shortcut but not intelligent enough, alas, to appreciate the pun their course embodies: It links together a series of white elephants, i.e. boondoggles, built and financed by the Chinese. Beyond the lonely highway itself, there is a 35,000-seat cricket stadium, an almost vacant $1.5 billion deepwater port and, 16 miles inland, a $209 million jewel known as "the world's emptiest international airport."

Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, the second-largest in Sri Lanka, is designed to handle a million passengers per year. It currently receives about a dozen passengers per day. Business is so slow that the airport has made more money from renting out the unused cargo terminals for rice storage than from flight-related activities. In one burst of activity last year, 350 security personnel armed with firecrackers were deployed to scare off wild animals, the airport's most common visitors.

Projects like Mattala are not driven by local economic needs but by remote stratagems. When Sri Lanka's 27-year civil war ended in 2009, the president at the time, Mahinda Rajapaksa, fixated on the idea of turning his poor home district into a world-class business and tourism hub to help its moribund economy. China, with a dream of its own, was happy to oblige. Hambantota sits in a very strategic location, just a few miles north of the vital Indian Ocean shipping lane over which more than 80 percent of China's imported oil travels. A port added luster to the "string of pearls" that China was starting to assemble all along the so-called Maritime Silk Road.

Sadly, no travelers came, only the bills. The Mattala airport has annual revenues of roughly $300,000, but now it must repay China $23.6 million a year for the next eight years, according to Sri Lanka's Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry. Over all, around 90 percent of the country's revenues goes to servicing debt. Even a new president who took office in 2015 on a promise to curb Chinese influence succumbed to financial reality.

Empire building is expensive, even when you're Chinese, and is especially expensive for the junior partners in the process.


Original Submission

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14:11

Unwriting myself "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sometimes, when I miss L, I go back into my inbox and read the old emails she wrote to me. My favourite one is about the Finnish writer, Tove Jansson, and Janssons book of seasons. The email is beautiful and even in the years after it was sent, when we were no longer talking or in love with other people, or things were just all too painful, I would still go back to her words: it is still summer, but the summer is no longer alive. It has come to a standstill; nothing withers, and fall is not ready to begin.

14:11

Black Agenda Radio for week of September 18, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Black Agenda Radio for week of September 18, 2017

bruce Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:11

 

Grassroots Pressure Propels Single Payer

The endorsement of Bernie Sanders Medicare For All bill by 15 Democratic senators is the result of direct, grassroots pressures, said Dr. Margaret Flowers, of Health Over Profits. Flowers said Sanders bill is strong on womens reproductive rights but weaker on issue of long term care.

North Korea Stands Firm

The U.S. is threatening nuclear annihilation of North Korea, day-in and day-out, said Sara Flounders, of the United National Anti-War Movement. However, North Korea refuses to give up its nukes, knowing that the very countries that agreed to disarm under U.S. threats ended up in ruins, said Flounders, like Libya.

Paul Street on Ta-Nehesi Coates Bullshit

Ta-Nehesi Coates, the Black writer for the neoliberal Atlantic magazine, accuses what he calls the left of subordinating race to class. Bullshit, said historian and author Paul Street, in the title of his Counterpunch article. Coates doesnt seem to know a lot about movement leftists, most of whom see race and class as inseparable, said Street. He said Coates lives in the bourgeois world of Democratic politics.

Parents Oppose Excessive Testing

A poll commissioned by the American Federation of Teachers shows 61 percent of public school parents think too much emphasis is placed on testing, and what schools need most is more funding. Only 11 percent say there is not enough choice in the pubic schools. Dr. Monty Neill, of Fair Test, said most parents dont agree with the testing ideology promoted by big business and media.

Black Agenda Radio on the Progressive Ra...

14:09

Nearly 1,000 US Troops In Syria Are Currently Under Attack By Russians "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

According to the Guardian, an estimated 900 U.S. troops are embedded with Syrian opposition forces that are currently within strike range of the Russian military. Over the weekend, the U.S. military claimed Russian jets had struck Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions in Deir ez-Zor east of the Euphrates River. The attack allegedly wounded six of these SDF fighters, []

The post Nearly 1,000 US Troops In Syria Are Currently Under Attack By Russians appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

14:07

[Portugal] Means and purposes different and no enemies in common "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

received 09/18/17

With regard to the guerrillas in Kurdistan and its propaganda as well as the calls for an anti-fascist struggle in common between leftists and anarchists, it is necessary to make clear the distinction between anarchists and leftists:

We are libertarians, they are authoritarian.
We are anti-statists, they are in favor of the state (evidently theirs);
We fight for freedom, they for the dictatorship (of the proletariat, they say to disguise this, but dictatorship, in the background).

In Latin America in particular, but also in other parts of the world, sometimes there are comrades who look at them as if they are on the same path as us, which seems aberrant, since both our means and our purposes are completely different.

History reveals that in all situations, in all the different places where anarchists and marxists came together, the latter eventually murdered by backs or betrayed the former.

Some think it best to put all this aside, forget the facts and fight against the common enemy but this is a serious misunderstanding: we have no enemies in common. We are staunch enemies of every kind of state, they are enemies of this state not of the institution of the state as such.

Therefore, in the revolution we see ourselves on the side of the people and the leftists on the other side of the barricade, defending the reconstitution of the state, but this time in their hands.

Anarchists

in portuguese l spanish

14:04

Modern Politics The Theory and Practice of Brain-damaged Psychotics "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Social Engineering: From The Constitution To Pathological Deep State Psychosis Avoiding politics is a goal that the vast majority of brain damaged graduates of government schools share. For the average trained bottom feeder, parroting the PC script for acceptance into polite society is a prerequisite to achieve their distorted image for self-esteem. Testing the conformity boundaries []

14:03

The Botched and Blinkered Past of the NIAs Next Chief "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Y.C. Modis probe into the murder of a BJP leader was slammed by the Gujarat high court for ineptitude resulting into injustice. He will be next director of the National Investigation Agency.

YC Modi

Y.C. Modi, the new NIA chief. Credit: Youtube/ANI, PTI

New Delhi:  Senior IPS officer Y.C. Modi, who helped investigate the assassination of former Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya in 2003, has been named as the next head the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Indias premier counter-terror agency.

The Pandya investigation led to the conviction of 12 persons under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA). They were all subsequently acquitted by the Gujarat High Court in 2011, having spent eight years in jail.

Justice D.H. Waghela, who made up the bench along with Justice J.C. Upadhyaya, remarked in that verdict that:

What clearly stands out from the record of the present case is that the investigation in the case of murder of Shri Haren Pandya has all throughout been botched up and blinkered and has left a lot to be desired. The investigating officers concerned ought to be held accountable for their ineptitude resulting into injustice, huge harassment of many persons concerned and enormous waste of public resources and public time of the courts.

The courts judgment revealed a prosecution case riddled with contradictory statements, leaving as evidence mainly recorded confess...

14:02

House goes to court to protect secrecy of records "IndyWatch Feed World"

House goes to court to protect secrecy of records --An effort to fight a FOIA lawsuit for proposals on health care reform wins bipartisan backing. | 15 Sept 2017 | The House of Representatives is taking legal action to make sure that federal agencies dont release congressional records to the public through the Freedom of Information Act. The move, which came Friday evening in a lawsuit demanding access to discussions about health care reform between the Trump administration and Congress, threatens to cut off a mechanism liberal watchdog groups were using to gain insight into closed-door negotiations on a variety of policy issues. In legal papers filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, House General Counsel Thomas Hungar said the move to protect congressional correspondence was authorized by a House body known as the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group.

14:00

Eating Chocolate causes Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

However, if you drive to the supermarket in your Electric Vehicle to buy the chocolate you are ethically carbon neutral, so no need to confess to your therapist about the guilt trip. [] LONDON, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Your afternoon chocolate bar may be fueling climate change, destroying protected forests and threatening elephants, []

The post Eating Chocolate causes Climate Change appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:00

On Social Media, There Is No Difference Between the Real and the Fake "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

You are the mask you wear. Your fake profile is your real profile.

In contrast to the fake profile, which gives full play to the subjects dark fantasies, it is the real profile which actually fakes. Credit: Pixabay

In contrast to the fake profile, which gives full play to the subjects dark fantasies, it is the real profile which actually fakes. Credit: Pixabay

In his The Sublime Object of Ideology, Slavoj Zizek, taking from French humorist Alphonse Allais, presents us with a comic scenario: a married couple, for the sake of reigniting their passion, agrees to meet each other accidentally as if for the first time at a masquerade ball. At the ball, after finding each other, they go to a comfortable corner and start making out. But on removing the masks, they realise that their respective partners were someone else. Of course, this embarrassing scenario shows the pain of misrecognition, even if in a relatively harmless situation like a masquerade ball. It is also interesting to note that a popular game played at masquerade balls was asking the guests to guess each others identities beyond the mask.

Let us consider a more quirky scenario: a married couple in contemporary times is bored with each other. To spice up a dull life, both husband and wife, unknown to each other, use fake profiles to sex chat with strangers. They both connect with anonymous strangers online whom they find interesting and, after many episodes of sex...

13:58

Mainstream media hiding the truth re City Councils? "IndyWatch Feed National"

The slogan for the Herald Sun publication on the front of the newspaper is "We're for Victoria".

So what any average Joe would maybe comprehend from that statement is that the Herald Sun 'supports' the people (?) of Victoria?

This does not necessarily seem to be the case.

Does the HS seem to publish the stories that the 'herd population' are supposed to know to in order to keep them docile and distracted?

Another publication 'curates' stories for its subscribers, with a liberal left wing bias rather than the 'truth' irrespective of its perceived political slant.

A post on social media showed how the Fairfax publication The Age stated that a rape was committed by an ex Victorian Police man on a five year old child, while in the next paragraph it was stated that she was raped by an employed Victorian police officer.

So, let's have a look at what the Herald Sun publication did not publish in their online comments


Bit of a bugger that!

13:54

TIME FOR ME TO GET OFF THE 'POT' ... YOU READ IT FIRST "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

OK, prediction time.   Yes, I'm a National Party activist but I think I know enough about politics to be able to edit out my subjective bias from these predictions.   Anyway (and acknowledging five days in politics is a long, long time) this is how I read it.

The polls are up and down like the proverbial 'whores drawers' and from that I adduce the two main parties are probably within spitting distance of each other.   Two weeks ago I would have said the momentum was with Labour; that momentum appears to have stalled with confusion around their tax policy and especially their water tax policy.    The other thing I take from the polls is that the Greens are trending up while Winston First is trending down.    I see these as important factors in making my predictions.

Two other points to consider in making these predictions.   I assess the 'wasted vote' (ToP plus rats and mice) to be in the order of 3-4%.   Given that you can effectively add 1.5% to both the National and Labour Party Vote.   That 1.5% could be crucial.    Second, I see the Maori Party as being edited out of the conversation.     Looking at National's options and Winston has made it clear his distaste for the Maori Party as race based while, for the socialists, any accommodation with the Maori Party could come back to bite in the Maori seats held by Labour.

Having said all that and my predictions (in order of probability) are  #1 ... a Labour/Greens coalition and #2 ... a National/ACT/NZ First coalition and #3 ...  a Labour/Greens/NZ First coalition.

Looking at each of these in a turn and to my good friend Psycho Milt yes, you can buy me a beer anytime.     A Labour/Greens coalition became more likely once Me Tu resigned.    Her anarchist tendencies would have created huge tensions around the cabinet table and one senses the Greens are reverting to a more environmental focus with her departure.   That Labour can handle.   But there will be tensions.   Ztev is Labour's bovver boy blogger.   On Kiwiblog he said (with a hint of malice) the best the Greens could hope for would be a ministerial position outside of cabinet.   So is Labour  going to play hardball?   Gonna be interesting to see whether the Greens, forever the...

13:49

New Canadian study: Autism-Aluminum adjuvant link corroborated "IndyWatch Feed World"

BY J.B. HANDLEY September 18, 2017

In the December 2017 issue of the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry and released online today, Dr.

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13:48

Hollywoods Big Night Faces Comedy and Crisis in Kirk Douglas Premiere "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Paul Rudnicks new play Big Night, which has an Oscar-nominated Hollywood veteran facing comedy and crisis, premiered, at Center Theatre Groups Kirk Douglas Theatre on Saturday, September 16. The seriocomic ensemble play looks at fame, family, and a desire to speak out on the awards stage (before the orchestra plays them off). On many levels, []

The post Hollywoods Big Night Faces Comedy and Crisis in Kirk Douglas Premiere appeared first on Guardian Liberty Voice.

13:46

Looking Back: Three Years Since Erics Arrest "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Looking Back: Three Years Since Erics Arrest appeared first on It's Going Down.

Eric has been locked up for three years now, he was arrested on September 16th 2014. Between Kansas, Oklahoma, and now Colorado he has seen a lot of different jails and prisons and has had his share of struggles along the way. Theres no denying it has been a long road and unfortunately theres an even longer road ahead.

The support and solidarity we can provide Eric in the coming months and years will only help him in maintaining his spirit, fortitude and overall position in a very tough place. He has said many times that the time he has spent in the S.H.U (secure housing unit) at various points along the way would have been much harder if it wasnt for the love and support he received in the form of letters, cards, and books. Its clear that is also the case while he does his time in the general population.

There are a multitude of reasons why it may take Eric time to write you back, or unfortunately not be able to write back at all. However, please know he very much appreciates and gains strength from every piece of mail he gets. So please keep him on your mind, spread the word about his plight, and keep the mail coming.

You can write Eric at:

Eric King # 27090045
FCI FLORENCE
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
PO BOX 6000
FLORENCECO  81226

Wed also like to take the time to remind you about a new edition to our website which is the Merch page. Please take some time to see if theres anything youd like that we are offering there and then pass around the link. The money we raise will go towards commissary, phone calls for Eric as well as travel funds so his partner can visit him more easily.

Thank you so much to everyone around the world for the support and solidarity,

The Eric King Support Crew


A poem written by Eric

I was arrested by two ugly shades,
holding two ugly guns
pointed directly at my face
wearing a backpack full of gasoline and paint thinner

One to create, one to tear down
pockets full of shells and notes to remember
my tshirt was solid black
my jeans hadnt been washed in weeks...

13:43

The Senates Military Spending Increase Alone Is Enough to Make Public College Free "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The share of world military expenditure of the 15 states with the highest spending in 2016. (Credit, SIPRI)

13:42

Bitcoin Price Value Drops After China Outlaws Bitcoin Exchanges: JP Morgan Then Pumps It Back Up With Euros "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Yuan-denominated Bitcoin has crashed as much as 25% 35% in Chinese trading, plunging from 25,000 yuan to as a low of 16,000 on local exchanges BTCChina (and as low as 20,000 on OKCoin), following confirmation of last weeks Caixin report that Beijing would stop cryptocurrency exchange trading. Chinas second largest exchange, BTC China, said that []

13:42

Bail Fund for those Arrested after the Stockley Verdict "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Bail Fund for those Arrested after the Stockley Verdict appeared first on It's Going Down.

Donate Here

DONATE to the St. Louis Legal fund HERE. This fund is controlled by the St. Louis National Lawyers Guild. Antistatestl has nothing to do with the money and is only serving to spread the link to other circles.

The last three days have seen fierce resistance from folks in St. Louis in response to the not-guilty verdict in the case of Officer Jason Stockley who murdered Anthony Lamar Smith. People are not taking it anymore.

Resistance comes with repression and arrests. So far, 140+ people have been arrested. We need your help, please donate whatever you can! Lets not forget about those inside. There is a currently a lot of work to do to bail folks out and pay legal fees.

13:40

Will the U.S. Threat of Locking China out of the System Be a Financial H-Bomb? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Will the U.S. Threat of Locking China out of the System Be a Financial H-Bomb? by Jim Rickards Daily Reckoning Somebody exploded an H-bomb last week, and it wasnt North Korea. It was the U.S. This was not a...

The post Will the U.S. Threat of Locking China out of the System Be a Financial H-Bomb? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:40

Going to bed "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

GTENS alert

I was just about to say no one has more details, then I saw this:


I guess Ill find out more in the morning. Right now I am, to be honest, a bit relieved. It could have been worse.

13:36

Govt To Decide On Death Penalty Soon "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

By HELEN TARAWA
THE Government is expected to make a decision soon on the death penalty while 12 people on death row continue to wait.
Justice Minister and Attorney-General Davis Steven said a decision would be made soon on the matter.
Ive got 12 people waiting to die. Do you think they are going to go away? Im going to make a decision very shortly.
The debate will continue. But as long as its law, somebody has got to enforce it, he said.
He said the people would be given an opportunity to discuss the issue too.
Steven told The National that the previous government had allocated funds t

o ensure that all the different modes of execution and other issues were considered.
Two things are clear. There is a death penalty imposed. And 12 of our citizens have been sentenced.
They have been waiting while we have been meandering and creating all sorts of excuses.

 

http://www.thenational.com.pg/govt-decide-death-penalty-soon-steven/


Filed under: Governance, Government, Information, Justice, Laws, Legal, National ...

13:33

Grassroots Pressure Propels Single Payer "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Grassroots Pressure Propels Single Payer

bruce Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:33

The endorsement of Bernie Sanders Medicare For All bill by 15 Democratic senators is the result of direct, grassroots pressures, said Dr. Margaret Flowers, of Health Over Profits. Flowers said Sanders bill is strong on womens reproductive rights but weaker on issue of long term care.

13:33

These Strong Women Invented A Fake Male Cofounder To Get Their Startup Going "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Credit: Witchsy

In virtually every industry in the world, men dominate the workplace and usually the hiring teams, leading to more men and significantly less women. Of course, there are exceptions to this unspoken rule, and many huge companies are working hard to combat this tendency, but one industry that suffers from being highly male-dominated is the tech industry. This has become more evident in recent years and, sadly, has truly to come to light with accusations of sexual harassment, overt sexism, and gender bias from female employees against higher-ups in the companies. Two women breaking into the tech industry also experienced this sexism and decided there was only one way to combat it: to play into it.

The two women, Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer, launched their own curated online shop, called Witchsy, just last summer and immediately noticed that there was something wrong with the way they were being treated.

When we were getting started, we were immediately faced with Are you sure? Does this sound like a good idea? I think because were young women, a lot of people looked at what we were doing like, What a cute hobby! or Thats a cute idea,' Dwyer told Fast Company.

Credit: Nicole Disser

As time went on, the comments from other men they were attempting to work with became condescending...

13:30

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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13:30

Rohingya Exodus the Fastest, Most Concentrated Refugee Movement in Asia Since 1971 "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Nearly one month into the humanitarian catastrophe and emerging regional security crisis, the world is still waiting for a meaningful reaction.

Rohingya refugees

Rohingya refugees walk on the muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 3, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/

An uncle of mine, a reporter for DER SPIEGEL, covered Bangladeshs war of secession from Pakistan. I made Dhaka my home some 40 years later, for two years in a country at peace with its neighbours and covered floods, cyclones, corruption, a military coup and trials of dreadful crimes committed many years ago. This month, I was on my way to report on the fastest and most concentrated refugee movement across an international border in Asia since 1971. I have never witnessed anything like it.

Some 400 kilometres south of Dhaka, heading down the narrow strip of land along the Naf River that separates Bangladesh and Myanmar, Rafique, a Bangladeshi Rohingya whose family came to Bangladesh in the 1991-92 exodus, pointed left. T...

13:30

Study: Reliance on gut feelings linked to belief in fake news, climate change "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

From the OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Study finds political bias isnt all that shapes how we perceive truth COLUMBUS, Ohio People who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased are more likely to stand behind inaccurate beliefs, a new study suggests. And those who rely on

13:30

Decoding the Eastern Ethiopian Conflict "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Tension has been simmering for years along the longest border in Ethiopia which often led to intermittent clashes involving mostly the Oromos and Somalis.

The Borana: catch the colour. The Borana people live in Ethiopia's Oromia region. Photo Credit: Carsten ten Brink via Flickr. CC BY 2.0

The Borana: catch the colour. The Borana people live in Ethiopias Oromia region. Credit: Carsten ten Brink via Flickr. CC BY 2.0

Ethnic tensions between Ethiopias two regions, Oromia and Somali erupted into violent conflict that killed at least dozens of people and drove thousands of men, women and children from their homes during the second week of September 2017.

Reports on social media about the death toll and displacement of people are wildly different, depending on who reports them. Pro-government journalists based in the capital Addis Ababa reported dozens of deaths while diaspora-based...

13:30

Finding a Sustainable Future for Artisans Over Chai and Chat "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

With the future of artisans uncertain, this years Nine.Squares will reflect on how artisans can be integrated with the design community.

Nine squares Jaipur design show

No plastic cups. Audience members take their beverage at a Chai & Chat session at Nine.Squares. Credit: Alan Tweedie

Indias design sector is a hive of creative energy working in a global environment. Indias artisanal sector, on the other hand, sees crafts people working in a challenging environment as modernity asks questions about what their future holds. Both meet next week at the second edition of the Jaipur design show, Nine.Squares.

M.P. Ranjan, formerly of the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, was a great innovator in the Indian design scene and along with his wife, Aditi, spent a lifetime addressing the challenges facing Indias artisans. In addressing how change happens, Ranjan argued that people learn more from a discussion over a cup of chai than in any other way. This argument is reinforced by prominent Indian theatre director and event visualiser, Bansi Kaul. In training Asian Mela organisers in the UK, Kaul argued that most people come to a mela to meet people and chat. When you design a mela, he said, you start by designing places for people to sit and chat, ideally over a cup of chai.

13:30

The Growing Affinity Between Netanyahus Israel and the Wests Far-right is Hardly Surprising "IndyWatch Feed War"

The eldest son of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has found himself an unlikely poster boy for David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, and neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer.

Last week, these cheerleaders for Jew hatred described 27-year-old Yair Netanyahu as awesome and a total bro for posting a grossly anti-Semitic image on social media.

It depicts an Illuminati-like figure and a reptilian creature controlling the world through money and dark arts. Alongside them are a cabal of conspirators, their faces altered to show Mr Netanyahus main opponents. They include George Soros, a Holocaust survivor who has invested billions in pro-democracy movements, and Ehud Barak, a former Israeli prime minister-turned-government critic.

This is not Yairs first troubling outburst. Last month, he decried demonstrators who opposed a rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left a woman dead.

These might be dismissed as the immature rantings of a wayward son had Yair not been groomed by his father as Israels crown prince. Netanyahu Jr was supposedly behind an online media strategy that steered Mr Netanyahu to electoral victory in 2015. He can be seen at his fathers side at meetings with world leaders.

The Israeli media were shocked not only by the post but also by Mr Netanyahus refusal to criticise his son. An editorial in Haaretz concluded that the prime ministers silence signalled his consent to the ongoing demonisation of anyone who doesnt get in line with the Israeli right.

Yairs choice of targets was revealing, particularly Mr Soros.

In July, Mr Netanyahu met his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban, an ultra-nationalist who has led a xenophobic campaign against immigrants. In a bid to crush opposition, the Orban government has vilified Mr Soros, an American-Hungarian who promotes progressive causes. A billboard campaign against the billionaire unleashed a wave of anti-Semitism across the country.

Mr Netanyahu ought to have rushed to Mr Soross defence. Instead, he echoed Mr Orbans incitement. Mr Soros, he said, had undermined and defamed Israel too by funding human rights groups opposed to the occupation.

Sympathy with the European and US far-right is not restricted to the Netanyahu camp. It is moving into the Israeli mainstream. Last week, the Herzliya Conference an annual jamboree for Israels security establishment invited Sebastian Gorka as a keynote speaker.

Mr Gorka, another American-Hungarian and Mr Trumps former terrorism adviser, is a figurehead of the alt-right, a term for US white supremacist groups. Mr Gorka told the conference that Israel and the US were founding members of the Judeo-Christian civilisation and would defeat their common enemies...

13:30

If Your Child Shows Any of These 15 Signs They Are A Natural Born Empath "IndyWatch Feed World"

Empathetic children are highly sensitive and during their younger years have a much harder time managing sensory overload.

Their senses are just far more intense than those of the rest of the world.

Just about everyone fails to truly understand the child empath, and this is something that breaks my heart.

When it comes to helping the child empath grow, the right guidance is very important. These generations of empaths to come will be our only hope of making this world a better place once we are dead and gone.


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13:30

US Sanctions Against Venezuela Will Hurt Americans "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Ryan McMaken
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After fifty years of imposing embargoes and other sanctions, the United States never managed to topple Cuba's communist regime. After forty years of the same in Iran, the US met with similar amounts of success. Ongoing sanctions against North Korea have not toppled to regime there. 

But, some people in Washington won't let decades of failure dissuade them. 

Last week, Congressman Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) introduced new legislation to bar Americans from importing oil products from Venezuela. The Washington Examiner reports

[T]he Protecting Against Tyranny and Responsible Imports Act, or the PATRIA Act ... would target Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after he stripped the country's democratically elected national assembly of its power and authority. According to the bill, the proposed ban on imports would last until the assembly's power is fully restored.

"The goal is to change the conduct, the character of the Venezuelan government under Maduro. I think the window is closing," Coffman told the Washington Examiner. "They are dependent upon the export of oil really to fund their government, and without that, they can't pay their security forces."

Experience suggests there is little reason to believe that sanctions will cause the regime to give up in Venezuela. If the regime has less oil money with which to pay the military, the regime can always steal more from the average citizen to make up the difference. In other words, ordinary Venezuelans will suffer more in response to US sanctions. 

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Moreover, aggressive moves such as these against the Venezuelan regime have tended to only solidify support for the regime among its supporters. Both the current president Maduro, and his predecessor Hugo Chvez, were both successful in building support for themselves on a platform of opposing US meddling in Venezuelan political and economic institutions. 

When the US threatens to intervene in local politics, this only strengthens the resolve and support of the regime's supporters. 

The US has already been acting in a reckless manner in this regard, as illustrated by President Donald Trump's recent speculations about invading Venezuela to effect regime change. As noted by Daniel Politi at Slate, Ameri...

The World Is Creeping Toward De-Dollarization "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Ronald-Peter Stferle
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The issue of when a global reserve currency begins or ends is not an exact science. There are no press releases announcing it, and neither are there big international conferences that end with the signing of treaties and a photo shoot. Nevertheless we can say with confidence that the reign of every world reserve currency has to come to and end at some point in time. During a changeover from one global currency to another, gold (and to a lesser extent silver) has always played a decisive role. Central banks and governments have long been aware that the dollar has a sell-by date as a reserve currency. But it has taken until now for the subject to be discussed openly. The fact that the issue has been on the radar of a powerful bank like JP Morgan for at least five years, should give one pause. Questions regarding the global reserve currency are not exactly discussed on CNBC every day. Most mainstream economists avoid the topic like the plague. The issue is too politically charged. However, that doesn't make it any less important for investors to look for answers. On the contrary. The following questions need to be asked: What indications are there that the world is turning its back on the US dollar? And what are the clues that gold's role could be strengthened in a new system?

The mechanism underlying today's dollar standard is widely known and the term petrodollar describes it well. This system is based on an informal agreement the US and Saudi Arabia arrived at in the mid-1970s. The result of this deal: Oil, and consequently all other important commodities, is traded in US dollars  and only in US dollars. Oil producers then recycle these petrodollars into US treasuries. This circular flow of dollars has enabled the US to pile up a towering mountain of debt of nearly $20 trillion  without having to worry about its own financial stability. At least, until now.

For a long time the basis on which this global currency system rests was poorly documented. Finally, Bloomberg published a comprehensive article in May 2016, which provided detailed confirmation of the agreement that was hitherto only known as a rumor. The fact that this article is published now also represents a subtle clue that there are simmering shifts in the global currency system.

The trend becomes ever more tangible and can be described by the following term: de-dollarization. The world is looking for alternatives to the dollar  and finds th...

Confidence in UN's global goals faltering amid slow progress - survey "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Half of those surveyed said they were not confident that the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals could be met by 2030.

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North Korea Stands Firm "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

North Korea Stands Firm

bruce Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:26

The U.S. is threatening nuclear annihilation of North Korea, day-in and day-out, said Sara Flounders, of the United National Anti-War Movement. However, North Korea refuses to give up its nukes, knowing that the very countries that agreed to disarm under U.S. threats ended up in ruins, said Flounders, like Libya.

13:26

Smartphones can transform Papua New Guineas economy, says futurist Mark Pesce "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Smartphone technology can transform the economy, futurist Mark Pesce told the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Sydney earlier this month. He painted a long-term picture in which digital technology will allow the country to reap the benefits of the post-industrial era.

Futurist Mark Pesce. Source: Business Advantage International

Pesces  goal, in a wide-ranging hour-long talk, was to show how PNG could raise its GDP per capita four-fold, to that of a medium-developed country, by 2050.

The smartphone is the most important tool since the invention of the metal axe handle, a few thousand years ago, said Pesce, who spent six months researching his presentation in collaboration with conference organiser, Business Advantage International.

It is a universal tool. A smartphone can be used for communication, for commerce, for education, for community, for culture. Weve only just started to scratch the surface.

Pesce said there should be a policy to drive up the rates of smart phone ownership.

The solution is to allow telcos to go into banking.

As of January, nearly 40 per cent of Papua New Guineans owned a mobile. Its likely that a bit more than half of these folks would own a smartphone. So, thats a smartphone ownership rate of around maybe 25 per cent.

The target over the next five years, he said, should be to drive the rate of smartphone ownership to 85 per cent of the population.

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13:24

Cops Discover Former Ringling Bros Big Cats Locked Inside Hot Arkansas Barn "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Credit: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The Ringling Bros. may have wrapped up their circus shows, but that doesnt mean that their animals are now free or safe at a sanctuary. Though the circus shut down largely because of citizens objection to the treatment of the shows animals, the company did not choose to send them to a place where they could retire in peace. Instead, they chose for the big cats to head to Zirkus Crone, a circus in Germany who has been accused of the exact same abuses that the Ringling Bros. have. Whats worse is that, even though the last show occurred in May of this year, most of the tigers hadnt even made their way to Germany yet.

In response to a call last week, officers from Poinsette County in Arkansas were tipped off about exotic animals that were being held in a barn. The caller wished to remain anonymous, but wanted to alert the authorities, especially after what happened with one of the previous Ringling Bros. tigers being transported earlier this month. That 6-year-old Bengal tiger, named Suzy, escaped during transport from Florida to Tennessee and was shot and killed after she entered a backyard and threatened the residents and a pet.

Needless to say, [the call] was strange, Sheriff Kevin Molder said. In my 22 years of law enforcement, Ive never had a call like that. We seriously thought it was just a prank call.

Credit: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Despite the claim being incredible, a deputy was sent to check out the barn and he couldnt believe w...

13:23

The Bana Alabed Psy-Op Proves The West Is Saturated In War Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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If I could have everyone in the English-speaking world watch only one video on Youtube, it would without a doubt be a comedy bit performed by a funny-looking professional goofball on RT. I say in all seriousness that it could change the trajectory of our species on this planet. The above segment is presented for []

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13:20

Hillary Goes Full Retard May Challenge Legitimacy Of Presidential Election "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hillary Goes Full Retard May Challenge Legitimacy Of Presidential Election from ZeroHedge The US presidential election took place nearly one year ago, but to Hillary Clinton it may as well never have ended. In an interview with NPR, the former...

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13:20

Paul Street on Ta-Nehesi Coates Bullshit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Paul Street on Ta-Nehesi Coates Bullshit

bruce Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:20

Ta-Nehesi Coates, the Black writer for the neoliberal Atlantic magazine, accuses what he calls the left of subordinating race to class. Bullshit, said historian and author Paul Street, in the title of his Counterpunch article. Coates doesnt seem to know a lot about movement leftists, most of whom see race and class as inseparable, said Street. He said Coates lives in the bourgeois world of Democratic politics.

13:18

James Shaw is a wanker "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


The delightful prospect of the country seeing the back of the Green Party after they fall below 5% on Saturday and depart the precincts of Parliament is given added importance by their continuing and rank hypocrisy.

Latest example from a top drawer of top-class chutzpah to choose from is their response to the damaged oil pipeline running south from Marsden Point that now holds Aucklands airport hostage: Green Party undertaker James Shaw (to whom it may fall to take out the partys corpse, fingers crossed), leapt into the fray to say that

the government's failure to provide [this] critical infrastructure was negligent the government has a role in ensuring we've got fuel security," he said.

Can you smell the same stale stench of sanctimony there that I can?

At the same time as he and his colleagues in the Green movement talk about oil use as an addiction and protest every drop of oil taken out of the ground oil drilling is mad, they say it must be stopped for the sake of the children and do everything they possibly can to make the production of power and the refining of fuel more difficult and more and more expensive; everything they can to raise costs and taxes on fuel; everything they can to make fuel more expensive and, with the RMA they support, to make construction of infrastructure and pipelies more costly and more uncertain; cheering loudly every time Lucy Lawless lambasts Shell or their own protests help sink a new pipeline even as this anti-energy anti-industry zealot waves his anti-oil flag so flagrantly in our faces he has the gall to lecture in public about fuel security in a way that looks like he would know about or would value such a thing.

What a wanker.

An insult to those who do.

Let us hope after Saturday we wil never hear from him or his fellow luddites again.

It is the one thing about this election worth looking forward to.

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13:17

Building the worlds greenest city "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Vancouverthe mountain-fringed, bicycle-friendly, pot-loving host of the 2010 Winter Olympicswants to be the worlds greenest city by 2020. Here's how the city is trying to reach that goal, and reaping economic benefits along the way.

13:16

Air Force Officer Who Witnessed Attack on Seals Who Killed Bin Laden Just Said We Have All Been Lied To "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[Circa] A highly decorated Air Force officer is breaking her silence about the disturbing incident that occurred back in 2011 that marked the deadliest attack on Navy SEALS in U.S. history.

She claims that Obamas administration covered up what happened to 38 of our warriors in Afghanistan, when a Chinook helicopter crashed and killed 38 fighters. She says had it not been for Obama changing the rules of engagement of our military to protect Radical Muslim terrorists, that our men would still be alive today.

To give you a full appreciation for the absolute atrocity and borderline treason that went down that fateful day on August 6, 2011 at the hands of Barack Obama, Retired Air Force Capt. Joni Marquez is telling her story first hand. She and her crew were working the dark morning hours on their AC-130 gunship when they were summoned to conduct a mission she describes as almost like a 9-1-1 type of a situation.

Air Force Capt. Joni Marquez

Circa reported:

The gunship was ordered to fly close-in air support above Afghanistans dangerous Tangi Valley, in Wardak Province, assisting troops with the Armys 75th Ranger Regiment who were being fired on by eight heavily armed Taliban insurgents.

The Rangers had called in for assault helicopters to engage the enemy hiding among the rocky valley. The air weapons team fired on the Taliban fighters, but not all of the insurgents were killed as originally believed.

In her first interview since the incident, Marquez recounts what she witnessed that night as she was the fire control officer aboard the ship. Her job that night was to ensure the sensors on the weapons were aligned, so that the her crew could hone in on the terrorists targets:

I had the sensor operators immedi...

13:15

St. Louis Young Democrats Caught Organizing the Anti-Police Protest-Riots in St. Louis City "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

St. Louis Police arrested 80 protesters on Sunday night in the third day of rioting after the acquittal of police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted in the shooting death of heroin dealer Anthony Lamar Smith, who rammed Stockleys police car with his vehicle.

Protesters sprayed police officers with an unknown liquid.

Eleven police officers were injured in the Friday night Black Lives Matter protests.

Dozens of small businesses were vandalized during the rioting.

Now this

The St. Louis Young Democrats are organizing the riots.

The St. Louis Young Democrats Twitter account is followed by Rep. Lacy Clay, several local Democrat groups, and Democrat politicians.

The St. Louis Young Democrats are organizing the protest riots.
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13:15

The Best Speech Yet From Any U.S. President "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In planning an upcoming conference aimed at challenging the institution of war, to be held at American University September 22-24, I can't help but be drawn to the speech a U.S. president gave at American University a little more than 50 years ago. Whether or not you agree with me that this is the best speech ever given by a U.S. president, there should be little dispute that it is the speech most out of step with what anyone

13:15

From Lies To Information Overload Methods of Hiding Reality "IndyWatch Feed National"

(L) Artists view of the historic Library of Alexandria, and (R) a server room

By G5

The recent London train bombing smells of a clumsy False Flag the Protectors of Realms dont always talk to each other.

The current, behind the scenes noises are, that it was an amateur device. But then the same was heard concerning: the Hilton Bombing, the Bali Bombings, and the London Train and Bus Bombings. There is always more to official renditions.

Perhaps its an issue of Professional Amateurism or Criminal Terrorism as it suits the prevailing narrative. Particularly since what was once regarded as Criminality, now simply slots into Terrorism. A fit for all occasions.

That doesnt mean that some innocent might not be tagged and blamed for it. After all, the law (government) must be seen to triumph. Its a threat against future evil doers that they will be caught. And so the theories flow.

But then the universal history of Big Sentencing, and MSM Theatrics in chain, delivers no Social gain. But only further economic damage. Now how could that be.

I read the file of a fellow in Australia who was convicted of a large number of rapes. He was on Legal Aid and could barely speak English. I visited him in gaol. Each charge was a separate trial, and each was separately appealed. The manipulati...

13:15

Location Scout of Netflixs Narcos Murdered in Mexico "IndyWatch Feed World"

Organized crime members are believed to be responsible for the murder in Mexico of a producer for the Netflix series, Narcos.The producer traveled to Mexico to search for shooting locations for the upcoming season. The fourth season of the show is reported to provide an inside look at the rise of Mexican drug cartels. Carlos Muoz []

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13:13

CNN Report: U.S. Government Wiretapped Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There will be much discussion and speculation about a recent leaked FBI FISA warrant surrounding former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. However, the interesting aspect always falls upon the timeline, not necessarily the wiretapping itself per se. According to the Continue reading

13:12

A bit more detail, and some racist reaction "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Tech protest

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The Atlanta Journal Constitution has a bit more detail:

A vigil at Georgia Tech to remember a student gunned down by campus police turned violent Monday night.

A police car was set afire as about 50 participants marched to the Georgia Tech Police Department on the corner of Hemphill and First avenues. It was unclear who set the blaze.

An unidentified individual was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment Monday night.

And this tweet has some (pretty uninformative) video:

Followed by some pretty vile comments:

13:12

The Best Speech Yet From Any U.S. President "IndyWatch Feed War"

In planning an upcoming conference aimed at challenging the institution of war, to be held at American University September 22-24, I cant help but be drawn to the speech a U.S. president gave at American University a little more than 50 years ago. Whether or not you agree with me that this is the best speech ever given by a U.S. president, there should be little dispute that it is the speech most out of step with what anyone will say on Capitol Hill or in the White House today. Heres a video of the best portion of the speech:

President John F. Kennedy was speaking at a time when, like now, Russia and the United States had enough nuclear weapons ready to fire at each other on a moments notice to destroy the earth for human life many times over. At that time, however, in 1963, there were only three nations, not the current nine, with nuclear weapons, and many fewer than now with nuclear energy. NATO was far removed from Russias borders. The United States had not just facilitated a coup in Ukraine. The United States wasnt organizing military exercises in Poland or placing missiles in Poland and Romania. Nor was it manufacturing smaller nukes that it described as more usable. Nor was it threating to use them on North Korea. The work of managing U.S. nuclear weapons was then deemed prestigious in the U.S. military, not the dumping ground for drunks and misfits that it has become. Hostility between Russia and the United States was high in 1963, but the problem was widely known about in the United States, in contrast to the current vast ignorance. Some voices of sanity and restraint were permitted in the U.S. media and even in the White House. Kennedy was using peace activist Norman Cousins as a messenger to Nikita Khrushchev, whom he never described, as Hillary Clinton has described Vladimir Putin, as Hitler. Even the U.S. and Soviet militaries were communicating with each other. Not anymore.

Kennedy framed his speech as a remedy for ignorance, specifically the ignorant view that war is inevitable. This is the opposite of what President Barack Obama said in Hiroshima last year and earlier in Prague and Oslo, and what Lindsey Graham says about war on North Korea.

Kennedy called peace the most important topic on earth. He renounced the idea of a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war, precisely what both big political parties now and most speeches on war by most past U.S. presidents ever have favored. Kennedy went so far as to profess to care about 100% rather than 4% of humanity:

not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and womennot merely peace in our time but peace for all time.

Kennedy explained war and militarism and deterrence as nonsensic...

13:07

MELANESIA BASKETBALL CUPS TOUR PORT MORESBY STREETS "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - As part of the 42nd Independence anniversary celebrations,
members of the PepsiPNG Mens and Womens National Basketball Teams took the streets of Port
Moresby to showcase the two FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cups.
During the day, over 5,000 people had the chance to get up close with the two hand-carved trophies,
taking photos with the silverware and selfies with their favourite PepsiPNG National Team players.
The tour commenced on Saturday morning in Kaugere, before the convoy made stops in Badili, Koki, Ela
Beach, Town and Hohola.
PepsiPNG Mens National Team Head Coach Joel Khalu said getting the trophies on display to the public
was a great way to promote the international event that will be taking place in the last week of September.
The kids especially, really enjoyed holding the trophies and taking pictures, Khalu said.

Fans were excited and kept saying that they were looking forward to watching our teams play.
Mens star Apia Muri felt the buzz while mixing with fans on the tour.
Papua New Guineans love basketball, Muri said.
You could really tell that with the way they were coming up to get pictures with us and the trophies.
It was a great feeling getting well wishes from our supporters and I cant wait to play, Muri added.

The 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup presented by Paradise Beverages commences on
Wednesday, September 27 at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre (TAIC).
For more information, please contact BFPNG Chief Executive Officer Joel Khalu on khalujoel@gmail.com
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13:07

Parents Oppose Excessive Testing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Parents Oppose Excessive Testing

bruce Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:07

A poll commissioned by the American Federation of Teachers shows 61 percent of public school parents think too much emphasis is placed on testing, and what schools need most is more funding. Only 11 percent say there is not enough choice in the pubic schools. Dr. Monty Neill, of Fair Test, said most parents dont agree with the testing ideology promoted by big business and media.

13:05

An Ancient Manuscript Of The Bible Has Been Discovered, Proving That It Is A Work Of Fiction? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[theguardian] The earliest known draft of the King James Bible, regarded as the most widely read work in English, has been unearthed among ancient papers lodged in a Cambridge college.

The American scholar Jeffrey Miller announced his year-old discovery in the Times Literary Supplement, saying it would help fill in gaps in understanding how the Bible, published in 1611, came to be.

Miller found a notebook, dating from 1604 to 1608, in archives at Sidney Sussex College, containing about 70 pages of almost illegible handwriting. They included biblical commentary, with Greek and Hebrew notes.

From DTV:

According to academics at the prestigious university , the handwritten manuscript had been mislabeled which meant that it had been left undetected and without investigation for an incredibly long time.

However, once the manuscript was discovered it caused something of a flurry of excitement in historical and theological circles as it proves that the King James Bible, which is one of the most widely read editions of the Bible in the modern world, has been heavily edited from the original text.

Whole sections of the original text of the Bible are reported to have been cut out from the finished product with notable people and events being completely omitted from the finished product.

Professor Miller, who was responsible for re-discovering the astonishing text and bringing it to...

13:04

RSIPF to monitor Civil Society Group Rally in Solomon Islands "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will maintain visibility during the approved march by the civil society group scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday 19 September 2017.

I can confirm that the police has given approval for the peaceful march by the civil society group.  The approval was given after the organisers of the event have assured us that it will be a peaceful march from the SMI area near Town Ground in West Honiara to the Office of the Prime Minister, says Gabriel Manelusi, Deputy Commissioner, Operations.

The police appeals to members of the civil society group taking part in the march to exercise their freedom of speech peacefully and not to be involved in any acts of violence. Members of the public who are not involved in the march are requested to observe peaceful as the police will take action against anyone who tries to disturb the peace, says Deputy Commissioner, Manelusi.

The civil society plans to present a petition to the Prime Minister for the reintroduction of the proposed anti-corruption bill when the National Parliament resumes its next witting next month.

13:04

How The Generals neutralized Trump's insurgency "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trump was seen as a presidential candidate who would possibly move towards a less interventionist foreign policy. That hope is gone. The insurgency that brought Trump to the top was defeated by a counter-insurgency campaign waged by the U.S. military. (Historically its first successful one). The military has taken control of the White House process and it is now taking control of its policies. It is schooling Trump on globalism and its "indispensable" role in it. Trump was insufficiently supportive of their desires and thus had to undergo reeducation: When briefed on the diplomatic, military and intelligence posts, the new president would often cast doubt on the need for all the resources. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson organized the July 20 session to lay out the case for maintaining far-flung outposts - and to present it, using charts and maps, in a way the businessman-turned-politician would appreciate. Trump was hauled into a Pentagon basement 'tank' and indoctrinated by the glittering four-star generals he admired since he was a kid:

13:03

Tips for an Information Security Analyst/Pentester career - Episode 8: WebGoat "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

DISCLAIMER: Hacking techniques explained here have been performed against a deliberately vulnerable web application running locally in a virtual machine. WebGoat is an educational tool designed to explain security flaws and show how to remediate them.
I'm not responsible for any unlawful activity performed by using this tool and said techniques in an unintended and illegal way whatsoever. You can get caught and go to jail, so you've been warned!!

In this episode, I'm going through a short overview of WebGoat, a deliberately vulnerable Web application created to practice web hacking.

You can learn a lot of stuff with this tool and, in fact, a thorough analysis of it would go beyond the scope of this post. 

So, I'm going to show only some hacks and will leave the outstanding ones to you as an exercise.

I'm going to use WebGoat as a vulnerable app and Burp Suite to intercept and manipulate HTTP requests, performing a man-in-the-middle attack and/or a session hijack attack.


Prep 

I used WebGoat 5.3 for this post. 

WebGoat comes with a zip file. 

Once uncompressed, you'll need to launch either of the batch files you find in its folder (for Windows) or the bash script (for UNIX/Linux).

The webgoat_8080.bat file will launch WebGoat on port 8080, that's the only difference with webgoat.bat.

Once launched the Tomcat server, you can access Webgoat at http://localhost/...

13:01

Solomon Police arrests a 42-year- old on false pretence allegations "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Police in Malaita Province have arrested a 42-year-old male on the 10th of September 2017 following a complaint the man had allegedly falsified documents for payments.

The man was later charged by police for allegation of False Pretence and appeared  before the Auki Magistrate Court on 13th September 2017 .The court ordered he be remanded in custody for 14 days.

It was alleged the man claimed his affiliation with the Ministry of Forestry as the Deputy Director and was responsible for issuing application forms upon payments for projects which will then be financed by the Ministry concerned.

Police are continuing with its investigation into the matter.

Provincial Police Commander, Malaita Province, David Wate says, Police wish to appeal to the public and individuals who may have information as alleged to assist the Auki police in its investigation by calling phone number 40132 or 23666.


13:00

An Indian-Irish Jugalbandi "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

All The Worlds Between, an enaction of a collaboration between sets of Indian and Irish poets, results in an interplay of themes that we may have never considered we shared.

We look forward to a future where forced migration exists only in history books. Credit: Pixabay

We look forward to a future where forced migration exists only in history books. Credit: Pixabay

There is an interesting tradition in poetic interactions between countries. The most famous one citied in India is that between Rabindranath Tagore and William Butler Yeats, despite its sour ending. Another such relationship is that of Octavio Paz, the Mexican poet, who also served as the Mexican ambassador to India in the 1960s. His A Tale of Two Gardens, did a wonderful job managing the infusion of multiple cultures, with its phenomenal opening poem, Mutra (Mathura), capturing the visceral nature of living in India, in a way few have.

Summer, enormous mouth, vowel made of fumes and panting!
This day wounded to death creeping along the length of time and never finished dying

In their new book, All The Worlds Between, K. Srilata and Fina Bolger have gone one step further and enacted a collaboration between sets of Indian and Irish poets. The end result is an interplay of themes that we may have never considered we shared. In their opening remarks, titled A Curious Synchronicity, the editors lay out how the collaboration came to be and what it became.

In her poems, ine N Ghlinn describes the forced movement of young and old and how seeking refuge forces people to put their...

13:00

The US Pushes Trade War With China Threatening The Worlds Trading System (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The US Pushes Trade War With China Threatening The Worlds Trading System Video X22 Report The entire inflation meme that the Government and Central Banks are pushing is a lie. There is a pension storm headed our way and...

The post The US Pushes Trade War With China Threatening The Worlds Trading System (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:00

If Whaleoil wrote subscription posts like political campaign ads "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If Whaleoil wrote subscription posts in the same way that New Zealand political campaign ads are written how they would sound would depend on which political party we were imitating. If we copied the National Party our ad would sound like this Whaleoil will deliver a better blog for all New Zealanders The choice is []

The post If Whaleoil wrote subscription posts like political campaign ads appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:00

Forest loss may lead to more hurricanes, scientists warn "IndyWatch Feed World"

As forests disappear around the world, scientists anticipate more frequent and more destructive cyclonic storms, such as hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones.

Guatemala: a rotten state "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Morales' anti-corruption pose is dropped as soon as his own family is in the frame.

12:59

Sea Shepherd helps bust fishing boat hiding endangered species deaths "IndyWatch Feed World"

The bloody catch of the F/V Montecelo. Photo Sea Shepherd

The bloody catch of the F/V Montecelo. Photo Sea Shepherd

In 1990 the Dolphin Safe label was created after public outcry over the number of dolphins killed in tuna fishing nets. Over 25 years later, non-target and often endangered species are still being killed as by-catch in tuna nets around the world.  In Gabon, where yellow fin tuna is fished in the same waters teeming with dolphins, turtles, rays and sharks, by-catch is a common occurrence that is not only rarely avoided, but also often unreported by the industrial tuna fishing vessels.

This summer, Gabonese fisheries enforcement officers uncovered systematic non-declaration of by-catch on board the El Salvador-flagged fishing vessel (F/V) Montecelo during a routine boarding and inspection assisted by the Gabonese Navy and Sea Shepherd. Failure to declare by-catch is a violation of Gabonese law, since monitoring by-catch is a critical component in measuring the total environmental impact of a fishery.

Gabonese fisheries enforcement officers observed one sea turtle, one large hammerhead shark, one blue shark and seven silky sharks hauled on board the purse seiner together with the target catch of tuna. All of the sharks appeared dead when discarded overboard, including the endangered Hammerhead and silky sharks.

On the 9thof August, the Sea Shepherd vessel M/Y Bob Barker remained with the F/V Montecelo and documented six sharks discarded as by-catch.

When the F/V Montecelo was boarded a second time two days later, records showed that two endangered hammerhead sharks from that day, as well as the six sharks from the day previous, were not documented as required. As a result, infringement proceedings have begun against the F/V Montecelo, with three possible repercussions: a fine, a suspension of their current fishing license, and/or the non-renewal of their fishing license for next year.

On questioning, the captain of the F/V Montecelo claimed that by-catch was not reported because he had been too busy, didnt know that it was required and separate to that, that he was not able to identify the species.

Sea Shepherds discovery on board the F/V Montecel...

12:57

Why Are The Elite Preparing For A Cataclysmic Event? They May Have Information We Dont "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[SHTFplan] As the world appears to be getting closer to the brink of widespread economic collapse and war, it seems we may all have something even more serious to consider: cataclysmic events.

Based on a flurry of reports, we know the Yellowstone Super Caldera has been quite active in recent weeks, with many warning that a super volcanic eruption could happen at any moment, threatening to potentially kill millions.

Such an event would not be unprecedented according to scientists who subscribe to the Toba catastrophe theory, we suggests that a similar eruption may have been responsible for a near Extinction Level Event (ELE) 75,000 years ago that bottle-necked the human population down to about 10,000 people worldwide.

As well, we now regularly see warnings from scientists about the possibility of ELE events like asteroid impacts and solar flares.

While such theories and warnings were once relegated to the fringes of the INTERNET, a new article in Forbes Magazine seems to be sounding the ALARM that a major, cataclysmic event could be on the horizon.

Theyve even included a handy map letting us know, for example, how rising sea levels (resulting from climate change or a pole shift) will wipe out populations on the East and West coasts:

Joe Joseph of The Daily Sheeple suggests in his latest YouTube News Report that elite billionaires around the world may well have information we dont, which would explain why they are feverishly building bunkers and stockpiling them with everything from ...

12:57

I hope thats all it is "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

That would count as violent protests, right? Lets hope thats all that happened.

12:56

When dystopian science fiction becomes media news events "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

We are living in the crazy years AND Fahrenheit 451. Summary: We have entered the Crazy Years, as predicted long ago by science fiction author Robert Heinlein. Our lives are like scenes from Ray Bradburys Fahrenheit 451 (or Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged). These echoes from history help us break through the myopia of our daily routine to []

12:55

Tour with the Mayor 2: Roger Rising filming in Bolingbrook (Fiction) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Eight years after the release of the Tour with the Mayor, filming has started on the sequel.

The first movie was good, said Lee X. Williams, director, and an employee at Barbers Corner Media.  But it had some problems.  Sometimes it felt like (Mayor Roger Claar) was promoting a magazine.  Other times it felt like Roger was promoting Bolingbrook.  I still dont understand why a boxer accompanied Roger.  This time were tightening the focus.  This film is going to be laser-focused on Roger talking about his pure vision for Bolingbrook.

According to Williams, the film will feature Claar visiting several local businesses, including WeatherTech and Ulta.  Williams promises glowing interviews from residents and business owners on why they love Bolingbrook:

As weve been doing these interviews, Ive noticed some common themes:  Diversity, Friendly Business Environment, and love of Roger.  We hope we can highlight them to our audience.

According to a source within Barbers Corner Media, there have been hecklers at some of the interviews:

Im sure Bolingbrook United is behind some of them.because all real residents love Roger!

The source provided footage of some of the incidents.

In the first video, Claar is confronted in front of Masjid Al-Jumuah.

Man:  Excuse me, Mr. Mayor, but how would you feel if I said we should ban all Christians from the US?

Claar:  I know what youre trying to do, and it wont work.  Hillary Clinton had ethical problems too.  At least Trump promised to shake things up, and he has.  I got what I voted for!

Man:  But if Trumps immigration policies had been enacted, Bolingbrook would have never become the diverse community it is today.

Claar:  Maybe.  Maybe not.  It doesnt matter.  I saw you standing two blocks from a Bolingbrook United member.  That means you are not a resident.  You are a foe, and right now I dont have time for foes.  (Claar turns towards the camera.) You are editing this out, right?

Williams: Yes.

In the second video, a woman interrupts an interview taking place at Ikea.

Woman:  Excuse me, Roger.

Claar:  Im busy.

Woman:  This will only take a second.  Whenever I visit my friends, I have to admire their garbage cans on wheels.

Cl...

12:54

What Is Real Wealth? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

As for acquiring capital--the most important types of capital don't require much money.
What is real wealth? Money, right? Currency, gold, quatloos, you name it. Money is real wealth because you can use it to buy whatever you want.
I would argue money in any form is only the means to acquire real wealth, which is the agency, opportunity and time to pursue your life's work.
...

12:52

Students on the rampage as driver rapes undergraduate "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Students of College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, yesterday embarked on violent demonstration to protect alleged rape of a female colleague (names withheld) by a commercial bus driver. The 200 Level student was allegedly raped by a commercial bus driver conveying her back to school along College- Igbara Odo way on Sunday. The lady, said to be having malaria, had left the campus for medication in town. But while she was returning to school about 8p.m.the driver, popularly called Akoto, suddenly stopped the bus on the way and raped her....

The post Students on the rampage as driver rapes undergraduate appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

12:52

2019: The enemy within "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Once the New Year creeps in, the politics of 2019 will assume a fever pitch. It will be a matter of countdown. The All Progressives Congress (APC) will have a lot on its hands to contend with. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also will try to reap from the APC ripples following already frayed nerves that are waiting to conflict with the party power transfiguration. The APC will conduct her elective convention next year which will give birth to a new set of leadership that will pilot the affairs of.