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Saturday, 10 November

22:27

2018 Victorian state election : far right (and left) candidates "IndyWatch Feed National"

Below : Serial pest Neil Erikson interrupts a Channel 7 broadcast from Bourke Street yesterday. ALA candidate Avi Yemini also sought to capitalise upon the tragedy, today holding a smol rally at the site. This political opportunism is explored by Continue reading

20:40

Anne Aly wants to give Scott Morrison lessons in violent Jihadi terrorism. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Twisted. Apologist. Not Welcome Here. Anne Aly: @ScottMorrisonMP needs a little terrorism 101 before pointing fingers at radical Islam. Yes, violent Jihadism has been a predominant aspect of religious terror but the biggest threat in Australia is domestic violence. MORE: https://t.co/iJyhofut8g #WeekendLive pic.twitter.com/tBjZnrxZAm Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) November 10,...

19:45

MACKAY Mackay magistrates court "IndyWatch Feed National"

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19:29

Fires Near LA Burning In Area Of Site Contaminated With Radioactive Materials & Toxic Chemicals (Santa Susana Field Lab) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Based on the information which is publicly available, the Southern California Woolsey fires near LA appear to include the old Santa Susana Field Lab, which, as of a year ago, was reportedly still contaminated with radioactive materials and toxic chemicals.

Between 1949 and 1988: 10 nuclear reactors and related facilities were operated at ETEC that resulted in chemical and radiological contamination, according to the US EPA: https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/www3/region9/superfund/santasusana/SSFL3_08Legal.pdf
This included a partial meltdown of an experimental sodium reactor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_Reactor_Experiment
Theres one thing that everyone agrees on. The Santa Susana Fiel...

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19:25

How the Trump White House views Germany "IndyWatch Feed War"

A briefing document for Trumps last meeting with Angela Merkel, obtained by DW, underscores the White Houses view of Germany. The paper focuses on Germanys demographic challenges and includes some trivial tidbits.

https://www.dw.com/en/how-the-trump-white-house-views-germany/a-46232154

    
Merkel and Trump talking (picture-alliance/dpa/M. Kappeler)

The Daily Economic Briefing compiled by US President Donald Trumps Council of Economic Advisers the day before he received Chancellor Angela Merkel for a highly anticipated meeting in the White House at the end of April frames Germany in a way that seems to be in line with the presidents widely perceived negative view of the country.

Germany has the worlds largest current account surplus and its second oldest population, as well as one of the lowest unemployment rates in the European Union, reads the headline underlined and in caps  of the two-page document, dated April 26, 2018.

Testy ties

Trump and Merkel held a comparatively cordial working meeting on April 27. The get-together, while friendlier than some of their previous encounters, did nothing to solve the deep disagreements between both leaders, particularly on trade and economic issues.

Trump has repeatedly lashed out against Germanys large trade surplus with the United States, which he has routinely linked with what he views as the countrys meager defense spending  well below NATOs spending goal of 2 percent of gross domestic product.

Read moreDonald Trump: Nobody treats us much worse than the EU

After his meeting with Merkel, Trump reiterated that all member states must honor their commitment to 2 percent...

19:24

Latest US-Led Air Strikes Kill At Least 80 Syrian Civilians "IndyWatch Feed War"

Latest US-Led Air Strikes Kill at Least 80 Syrian Civilians  by Brett Wilkins The US-led coalition against Islamic State has carried out more than 100 new air strikes targeting the militant groups remaining strongholds in Syrias Deir Ezzor province, killing at least 80 civilians including dozens of women and children in recent weeks. US-led bombing []

19:20

Indictments Coming Soon @ Justice!, 2436 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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19:18

Hebron is braving a storm of Judaisation "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hebron is braving a storm of Judaisation By Nabil Al-Sahli | MEMO | November 9, 2018 The ongoing and intense settlement activity in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron confirms Israels deliberate policy to empty it of its Arab inhabitants and Judaise it. The Palestinian city remains the second most targeted area for illegal Jewish []

19:18

Death toll from Somalia hotel attack rises to 39 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Al-Shabab suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel in Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 39 people, police said.

Previous reports had indicated 29 fatalities from the attack, but police confirmed a total of 39 civilians died with 40 others injured.

A Somali security officer looks toward the scene of twin car bombs that exploded within moments of each other in the Somali capital Mogadishu on November 9, 2018. (AFP)

The militant extremist group Al-Shabab, linked to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack on the Hotel Sahafi, which is near the headquarters of Somalias Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

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Hotel guards and CID officers opened fire after the blasts, police added. Then, about 20 minutes later, a third explosion from a bomb placed in a three-wheeled tuk-tuk vehicle near the hotel hit the busy street, witnesses said.

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Some of the victims were burned beyond recognition when one car bomb exploded next to a minibus, said a police official.

The scene following twin car bombs that exploded within moments of each other in the Somali capital Mogadishu on November 9, 2018. (AFP)

Four militants who attempted to enter the hotel were shot dead by our police and the hotel guards, police captain Mohamed Ahmed told Reuters.

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Two other militants were suicide car bombers who were blown up by their car bombs. The third car was remotely detonated. So in total 28 people died, including the six militants.

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Abdifatah Abdirashid, who took over the Sahafi from his father after he was killed in a militant attack in 2015, was among those who died in Fridays attack, said Mohamed Abdiqani, a witness at the hotel.

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The militants who entered the hotel compound faced heavy gunfire from the hotel guards. Abdifatah Abdirashid, the hotel owner, and three of his bodyguards died, Abdiqani said.

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Although they failed to access the hotel, the blasts outside the hotel killed many people, the police official said.

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The street was crowded with people and cars, bodies were everywhere, said Hussein Nur, a shopkeeper who suffered light shrapnel injuries on his right hand. Gunfire killed several people, too.

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A Reuters photographer at the scene saw 20 bodies of civilians and burnt-out minibuses, motorbikes and cars...

19:18

Is your Device using Valid TR-069 Data Models? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Technical Report 069 (TR-069) is a unique specification designed by the Broadband Forum (BBF). It describes an application protocol for remotely managing a consumer-premise equipment linked to IP (internet protocol) network.

According to the BBF, there are several data models you can use with the consumer-premise equipment WAN management protocol. Each data model in TR 069 contains parameters and objects that define many capabilities and functions of a broadband CPE or other devices. This includes their syntax, addressable name, data types, and a normative explanation of how each can be used.

The TR-069 is RPC (remote procedure call) based protocol. That means it consists of two unique applications that directly interact with each other via a set of defined methods. For TR-069, this includes device functions such as download, reboot, and other operations that impact the devices data model.

The TR-069 testing process involves exercising these remote procedure calls to ensure that a CPE WAN Management Protocol enabled device functions correctly whenever the RPCs are called. For instance, the device can reboot, or its settings get updated after a SetParameterValues call. Its equally essential that a device data model parameters are always valid internally and whenever communicating them over the CPE WAN Management Protocol. This includes having the right data type, being a valid XML, and making sure that each parameters values are always with the options or range defined in the relevant data mode.

Validating the XML

When validating the TR-069 messages, focus on comparing them to the relevant XML schema using xmllint or any other reliable XML validator. To use CDRouter which has xmllist, set up a tr59XMLCapturePath testvar and run the xmllint from the command line. Note that issues at this level are basic, and might trip up an ACS XML parse when trying to perform a TR-069 interaction.

Validating a parameter

In addition to making sure that the CPEs CWMP messages can be read by an ACS, it is equally important to be sure that the data reported (and probably stored) by the CPE perfectly matches the parameters syntax as specified in the CWMP device data models. This includes the fundamental syntax like using the right data type and abiding by the set restrictions or even enumeration options specified in the data model.

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19:15

Gold and the Great Unraveling | Michael Oliver (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold and the Great Unraveling | Michael Oliver Video Silver Doctors Gold and Silver markets closed in the red this week. Recent spot price weakness has been attributed to significantly lowering crude oil prices with some blends down over...

The post Gold and the Great Unraveling | Michael Oliver (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:12

19:11

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


by Noah

Brian Kemp, the proud new face of White Nationalism. It's time for the Republican Party and the conservative movement to change its names?

19:11

Matthew Whitaker: An Attack Dog With Ambition Beyond Protecting Trump Relentless, Abrasive "IndyWatch Feed War"

 President Trump first noticed Matthew G. Whitaker on CNN in the summer of 2017 and liked what he saw a partisan defender who insisted there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. So that July, the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, interviewed Mr. Whitaker about joining the presidents team as a legal attack dog against the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

At that point, the White House passed, leaving Mr. Whitaker, 49, to continue his media tour, writing on CNNs website that Mr. Muellers investigation which he had once called crazy had gone too far.

Fifteen months later, the attack dog is in charge. With little ceremony on Wednesday, Mr. Trump ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions and put Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Sessionss chief of staff, in charge of the Justice Department and Mr. Muellers Russia investigation.

People close to Mr. Trump believe that he sent Mr. Whitaker to the department in part to limit the fallout from the Mueller investigation, one presidential adviser said.

By Adam GoldmanMichael D. Shear and Mitch Smith
The New York Times

Matt Whitaker

Matthew G. Whitaker, the chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has developed an amicable rapport with President Trump. Credit Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press

White House aides and other people close to Mr. Trump anticipate that Mr. Whitaker will rein in any report summarizing Mr. Muellers investigation and will not allow the president to be subpoenaed.

Friends said that Mr. Whitaker, a former tight end for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, has greater attributes beyond his loyalty to Mr. Trump.

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19:10

19:06

Adverse Interests The Danger Within the Q Phenomenas Current Messaging "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Let me start by saying I mean no disrespect to those individuals who enjoy the riddles posted by an unknown entity who writes under the nom de plume Q.  However, the time has come where aspects within the well promoted Continue reading

19:01

19:01

Prof Fired For Conservative Views Victorious After a Two-Year Legal Battle "IndyWatch Feed War"

A conservative legal defense organization claiming a California professor was fired for promoting his dangerous conservative views on marriage, gender roles and sexual orientation helped him emerge victorious after a two-year legal battle.

Eric Thompson, who was a sociology professor at Moreno Valley College since 2005, brought conservative views into class discussions to challenge students to defend their stances, Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) wrote in a press release Thursday.

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Several students and colleagues considered Thompsons apparent validation of non-liberal views to be harassment and dangerous, PJI wrote. Instead of promoting academic freedom and critical thinking skills, the community college swiftly terminated Thompsons employment due to the immoral nature of his discussions.

PJI is a legal defense organization that focuses on religious freedom and parental rights along with other civil liberties, according to the groups website.

Thompson was tenured at the community college and received Faculty of the Year twice, PJI wrote. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Anti-PC Professor Suing NYU Speaks Out)

The atrocious silencing of this professor, who merely offered a well-balanced presentation of conservative and Bible-based thoughts with prevalent social science teachings, had to be challenged, PJI President Brad Dacus said in the news release. How many other voices of reason are being squelched in academic institutions by the far-left?

Moreno Valley is about 64 miles east of Los Angeles.

Moreno Valley College and PJI did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundations request for comment.

https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/09/moreno-california-professor-conservative-views-legal-victory/

19:00

Pope Francis and his 'natural sympathy' for communists "IndyWatch Feed Tech"






Far too many folks in far too many countries have been educated to be sympathetic to the whole communist meme.  Not so long ago millions were sympathetic to NAZIs also.  All this smack in the face of monumental evidence of just how bad an idea it all happens to be.

All this blinds men of the best will to move against the problem as such.  The same holds true for natural homosexuals withing the /Catholic Church itself. After all, a homosexual practicing chastity has met his vows.  Yet he will also be far more forgiving to brothers unable to sustain their vows as well.

All of which argues firmly for the restoration of marriage with the entire priesthood itself as practiced by the orthodox church and may well potentially include homosexual marriage and should include female priests as well. That still leaves open the door for celibacy for those desiring promotion itself as highly desirable.

I do think that a successful and promotable priest will need to advance spiritually and that that may well be much easier as a celibate in many cases.. 

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Pope Francis and his 'natural sympathy' for communists

Oct 25, 2018 | By Martin Barillas
 
In an opinion article published by the New York Times, Cardinal Joseph Zen ze-kiun -- the retired shepherd of Catholics in Hong Kong -- wrote that a deal that Vatican diplomats reached with China over the naming of bishops means the annihilation of the Catholic Church in China.

Titled The Pope Doesnt Understand China, Cardinal Zen speculated that the new deal exemplifies Pope Francis naivete. Francis may have natural sympathy for Communists because for him, they are the persecuted, Zen wrote. He doesnt know them as the persecutors they become once in power, like the Communists in China.

The deal worked out between the Vatican and...

19:00

The Cattle Massacre That Haunts South Africa "IndyWatch Feed Tech"



Logical thinking must be taught along with language and with reading and writing.  Yet we take it completely for granted.

The sheer folly of what happened here can easily ascribed to the complete lack of any form of education and should act as a warning to all.

We criticize ancestors, but too often they were the educated one among many and had to impose a working logic.  Take it from there..

The Cattle Massacre That Haunts South Africa

By Nick Dall

https://www.ozy.com/flashback/the-cattle-massacre-that-haunts-south-africa/88717?

On an April morning in 1856, as girls frightened birds away from the crops on the banks of the Gxarha River, Nongqawuse, 15, and Nombanda, 10, were delivered a message by two strangers who appeared out of nowhere. The message, according to Jeff Peires seminal work The Dead Will Arise, went something like this: Tell that the whole community will rise from the dead; and that all cattle now living must be slaughtered for they have been reared by contaminated hands There should be no cultivation, but great new grain pits must be dug, new houses must be built and great strong cattle enclosures must be erected to prepare for the coming of plentiful crops, cattle and the Xhosa ancestors who would drive the White invaders into the sea.

Since the arrival of the first European settlers in the 1770s, the Xhosas had seen their land seized, their cattle stolen and their people subjugated and killed. By 1856 they had already fought eight frontier wars and watched as their cattle became contaminated with lung disease that had been inadvertently introduced by the settlers. Mhlakaza, Nongqawuses uncle, didnt take the message seriously at first. But when he recognized one of the strangers, based on the girls description, as his own brother, Mhlakaza started slaughtering his cattle and telling others to do the same.

The movement, which began as a trickle, turned into a deluge after the great chief Sarhili traveled to the Gxarha, where the same voices that spoke to Nongqawuse spoke to him as well, acc...

19:00

A freak 1870s climate event killed millions and could happen again "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A depiction of the impact of fame that hit India in the 1870s


 We know about these huge events that also include the huge floods in China and the cattle die out in Africa because the British Empire had boots on the ground to observe them, if not the ability to do much.  Today we are potentially able to deal with these disasters to the extent of preventing a lot of collateral death.
 
Today it should be possible to supply rations at least able to sustain.  Stockpiles and shipping all exist and can be fully in play in weeks.
 
This is a reminder though that all communities do have real vulnerabilities and we are still decades away from creating Refugio underground to all natural communities sufficient to protect and sustain the whole population..
 
A freak 1870s climate event killed millions and could happen again

A depiction of the impact of famine that hit India in the 1870s

31 October 2018


Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

By Michael Marshall

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032023-800-a-freak-1870s-climate-event-killed-millions-and-could-happen-again/?utm_medium=NLC


IT IS the forgotten famine. A global drought in the 1870s led to starvation in South America, Asia and Africa, but the event doesnt even have a Wikipedia page.

At last we are shedding light on its causes. The drought was triggered by a combination of climate events never seen before. While rare, this was entirely natural, so could happen again.

Between 1875 and 1878, severe drought ravaged India, China and parts of Africa and South America. The result was a famine that struck three continents.


It is one of the worst humanitarian disasters in human history, says Deepti Singh at Washington State University.

The resulting famine was described by Mike Davis at the University of California, Riverside in his...

19:00

Misty Humanoid Creature Observed Moving Across Road in Derry Township Pennsylvania "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A section of the Chestnut Ridge near Derry, PA. Many Bigfoot and other cryptid encounters have been reported all along the ridge. 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the best hard observation we have had of a stealthed cryptid.   We have certainly seen other strong indications of this possibility so it is no surprise at all and i can avoid dismissing this out of hand.

It will be either a Sasquatch or a Giant Sloth, both of which have shown some hint of this.  The narrow waist leans toward the Sloth.  The phenomena is produced by intent and briefly when they want to avoid been seen such as in this example.  The Sasquatch is far less shy about this.

We must consider that the human population is subject to much more potential predation by the Giant sloth than i have so far suspected.  I know of quite a few known kills and its methods lends itself to self concealment. Once a body is found with a broken neck it is presumed misadventure and left at that.  On the other hand, the fact that a disappearance leads to a massive search often causes the kill to be lost which discourages additional kills...

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Misty Humanoid Creature Observed Moving Across Road in Derry Township Pennsylvania

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Misty Humanoid Creature Observed Moving Across Road in Derry Township Pennsylvania


A section of the Chestnut Ridge near Derry, PA. Many Bigfoot and other cryptid encounters have been reported all along the ridge.

On the evening of September 10, 2018, a man was riding down a rural road in Derry Township in Westmoreland County. It was a rainy night when his headlights caught something about 75 feet ahead of him that seemed to appear out of nowhere. Whatever it was, it was in the middle of the road and moving from left to right.

The witness said when he first saw this being he first thought it was fog. He soon realized there was no fog in the surrounding area. The witness said it was hard to describe what he saw, and that it was a humanoid form that was foggy or misty in appearance....

18:53

James Comey used personal email to discuss FBI investigation into Hillary Clintons email server "IndyWatch Feed War"

Former FBI Director James Comey used his personal email account to discuss his agencys investigation into Hillary Clintons unauthorized private email server.

Through a Freedom of Information lawsuit, the Cause of Action Institute, a conservative watchdog group, obtained some of the emails Comey sent from a Gmail account and revealed them Friday evening.

In one email sent on Sept. 30 to James Rybicki, Comeys chief of staff, the FBI director shared a Fox News article about how Russia-linked hackers tried to access Clintons email server.

Need to be sure our colleagues across the street dont think I actually said most of the stuff they attribute to me, he told Rybicki.

PHOTO: Then-FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight Committee to discuss Hillary Clintons email investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, July 7, 2016.

Then-FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight Committee to discuss Hillary Clintons email investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, July 7, 2016. J. Scott Applewhite/AP, FILE

In a separate email a week later, Comey was aware that the revelation of his use of a personal email account for government business would be embarrassing.

Okay but [redacted] was going to email my written testimony to me. He will need to send to personal email I suppose. Embarrassing for us, the email said. The recipients name is redacted, but Rybicki was carbon-copied.

As part of the Justice Department inspector generals June report on the FBIs handling of the investigation into Clintons use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, it was revealed that Comey had used a personal email account to conduct FBI business.

Even though he told the IG that he did not have any concerns that he conducted FBI business on his personal laptop or personal email because it was incidental, the Cause of Action Institute reported that some of the hundreds of pages of emails it sought were...

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Labor party leader Luke Foley resigns in Australia in #MeToo alleged inappropriate behavior "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Labor party leader Luke Foley resigns over harassment allegations

The leader of the opposition in Australias most populous state was replaced on Saturday after he resigned over a #Metro row sparked by alleged inappropriate behavior.

Former New South Wales (NSW) state Labor party leader Luke Foley resigned on Thursday after being accused of sexually harassing an ABC journalist, four months before a state election he had been in a position to win.

Foley denies the allegations and said he has hired lawyers to sue for defamation over the claims.

NSW Labor deputy leader Michael Daley defeated opposition water spokesman Chris Minns to win the vacant leadership in a caucus meeting on Saturday afternoon.

He promised to build his government on four pillars: investing in schools and hospitals, lowering the cost of living and lowering energy bills.

We will make Sydney more livable, and stop the unfairness and overdevelopment in the planning system, he told reporters in Sydney.

Daley also said his party would re-task $2.2 billion earmarked by the states conservative Liberal government to upgrade sporting stadiums to instead train young people for employment.

Daley will lead NSW Labor to the March 23 election in Australias largest state, but despite Foleys resignation the scandal is likely to dent Labors chance of winning power.

A ReachTel poll in September had Labor and the ruling conservative coalition running neck-and-neck in the state.

The NSW economy accounts for one-third of Australias gross domestic product and at $400 billion is larger than the economies of Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Editing by Nick Macfie

Reuters

18:46

18:43

The Super Rich Get Even Richer "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The continuing rise in wealth of the super rich bodes ill for financial and social stability.

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#Croatia: Future beyond the police hammer and humanitarian anvil "IndyWatch Feed War"

More than 700 academics, activists, artists, and journalists, as well as some 50 collectives, initiatives, editorial boards, and organizations have reacted to the eruption of hatred against the refugees and migrants channeled through the media and social discussions in Croatia.

Originally published by Reakcija.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Future beyond the police hammer and humanitarian anvil

The refugees that were stopped in Bosnia and Herzegovina, literally in front of the gates of the European Union, on Monday, October 22, 2018, started their journey to the official border crossings to Croatia. Groups and individuals, including families, women, and children, who succeeded in coming to the border crossing of Velika Kladua-Maljevac in the following days, began protesting, asking for passage towards the destinations where they could finally, some after years and decades, start their future outside of humanitarian anvil and police hammers. Croatia welcomed refugees by raised fences and police cordons. Both sides got hurt in the conflict that escalated. Over the next few days, hundreds of people remained at the border crossing, some even at night, isolated and exposed to different pressures, without any external aid. They protested quietly until the Bosnian police removed them from the crossing. Although the media was flooded with news from the border, in Croatia, we can freely conclude today, the protest itself was utterly invisible. The images, pictures, statements, and comments that were mediated to us via media were carefully reshaped and unladen from their context and critical viewpoint, and instead of the protest, they spoke of something completely different of the attack on the Croatian border.

The protest at the border crossing Velika Kladua-Maljevac was reported by most Croatian media from a d...

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18:30

The Truth about Hydrogen "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post The Truth about Hydrogen appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:29

Exiled Chinese author in Hong Kong urges courage to defend free speech "IndyWatch Feed War"

Dissident Chinese author Ma Jian hit out at threats to freedom of speech Saturday saying it was the basis of civilisation after a struggle to find a venue to host his talks at Hong Kongs literary festival.

The venue battle fuelled growing concerns that semi-autonomous Hong Kongs freedoms are fast disappearing under an assertive Beijing.

Ma, whose books are banned in mainland China, is due to promote his latest novel China Dream at two speaking events Saturday.

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Ma Jian

The title plays on Chinese President Xi Jinpings rhetoric of national rejuvenation and is described by publisher Penguin as a biting satire of totalitarianism.

Self-censorship is nothing wonderful and we have to have the courage to break that, he told reporters Saturday morning at a press conference at the new Tai Kwun arts centre, which hosts the Hong Kong International Literary Festival and had originally cancelled his talks.

The venue reinstated them at the eleventh hour Friday after a replacement location also dropped out.

China Dream

Photo: Ma Jian via Twitter.

Ma, 65, said Tai Kwuns last-minute change of heart showed that self-censorship had failed.

The freedom to speak is the basis of our civilisation, he added.

We have to safeguard our freedom of expression. We have to safeguard our civilisation.

He agreed freedom of speech in Hong Kong was shrinking and that people felt a lack of security but said the attention given to the cancellation of his talks and the reversal of the decision had unified people and could be the beginning of change.

Ma, who lives in London and is a British passport holder as well as holding Hong Kong residency, said he had informed his local MP that he was coming to Hong Kong and they had told the British foreign ministry.

I know that they would protect me if I ever disappeared and would look for me, he said.

This is what I can do in a democratic country.

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18:28

Household & Garden @ SHARE "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Household & GardenHousehold & Garden is one of our ten categories of items here at SHARE:Frome Library of Things.

At the time of writing we have 85 items in the Household & Garden category from carpet cleaners to car polishers, heaters to hoovers, dog cages to drain unblockers, log makers to lights, massage tables to metal detectors you get the idea!

To view all 10 categories browse our inventory.

If youd like to sponsor this category and have your business advertised with every item borrowed from within it, as well as inside the shop and on our window, please get in touch with us.

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Some world of long ago past "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


For those who want a taster of Radio 4's Beyond Today without having to listen to it for more than a few seconds, this should give you an idea of what it's been like so far:

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Did Tony Blair know 'evidence' used to justify Iraq war came from torture? "IndyWatch Feed War"

It is now established that British spy agencies knew the man whose 'evidence' was used to make the case for the Iraq war was tortured. It is time for the truth about the UK's role in the 'war on terror' to be told

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Four base units of measure in the metric system about to be changed "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Officials with the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) have announced that at a meeting to be held next week, four of the base units used in the metric system will be redefined. The four units under review are the ampere, kilogram, mole and kelvin.

Currently, the is officially defined as the mass of a cylinder made of a platinum-iridium alloy housed in a bell jar in Franceit has been removed from its protected spot every 40 years to serve as a calibration tool for other weights. But according to officials with CGPM, its days are numbered. This is because the 60 member nations that make up the body will be voting to change to a system in which the kilogram will be defined indirectlyby using the Planck constant.

The tool used to provide the new base unit is the Kibble balancea very complex piece of equipment that first measures the amount of electric current necessary to create an that is equal to a force acting on a given mass. It is during the second stage that the Plank constant comes into play. The reason for the changeover is to reference a more stable basis of measurement and to allow for the development of more precise measuring devices. Several metrologists involved in bringing the changes to a vote have acknowledged that most people will neither understand the changes that have taken place, nor notice that a change has occurred.

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New flexible, transparent, wearable biopatch, improves cellular observation, drug delivery "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Purdue University researchers have developed a new flexible and translucent base for silicon nanoneedle patches to deliver exact doses of biomolecules directly into cells and expand observational opportunities.

This means that eight or nine nanoneedles can be injected into a single cell without significantly damaging a cell. So we can use these nanoneedles to deliver biomolecules into cells or even tissues with minimal invasiveness, said Chi Hwan Lee, an assistant professor in Purdue Universitys Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and School of Mechanical Engineering.

A surgeon performs surgery on the back of a hand of a patient who has melanoma. Purdue researchers are developing a new flexible and translucent base for silicon patches to deliver exact doses of biomolecules directly into cells and expand observational opportunities. The researchers say skin cancer could be one of the applications for the patches.

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Prophets of the Conversations with Tyler "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

From before the season started:

COWEN: The Milwaukee Bucks last year won, I believe, 44 games, and in the NBA, they were in the bottom third for the number of three-pointers attempted. Why should we think they might do better this year?

[Ben] THOMPSON: Because they had the worst coach in the league, by far, and he is gone, and now they have a new coach. They actually have the best shot profile in the entire league in the preseason, which is shooting threes or shooting shots at the rim. They are 89 percent or something like that.

They are going to have a great year. Giannis is going to win MVP. Its going to be amazing, and we, being Bucks Twitter, is going to spend the whole time telling everyone that we were right and they were wrong.

That is from my Conversation with Ben Thompson.  The Bucks are now 9-2, and two nights ago they beat the world champion Golden State Warriors.

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18:01

#Indonesia: Trial Update on #Yogyakarta Prisoners "IndyWatch Feed War"

Information update from the Prisoners in Yogyakarta as of now, they are as well as can be expected. Even though comrade BV is experiencing shortness of breath, but now its beginning to get better.

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The trial process is very long, especially for comrade BV, AM, and W. Those whose the trials already happened on 8.11.18 have already proceeded to the trials of pleading (defedents defence), and before that they already receive the demands from the Public Prosecutor with a maximum penalty of 10 months at their trial on 1.11.18 at the Sleman District Court. At the moment they are being retained at Cebongan Prison, Sleman awaiting the following trial process with the agenda for the verdict to be handed down on 22.11.18.

We will keep updating information for you with further developments.

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Classic Crime: P.D.James A Taste For Death (1988) Adam Dalgleish with Roy Marsden #4/6 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Sir Paul Berowne a prominent Government Minister turns to his old friend Adam Dalgleish following a series of threatening letters delivered to his London home. The ministers wife is in an adulterous affair with a prominent surgeon and she makes no secret of it. Berownes only daughter is involved in left-wing politics and rejects her conservative father. Adding to his woes, his own mother favoured her son who was killed in an IRA terrorist ambush over Paul. The informal investigation has barely began when Dalgliesh is faced with a series of bizarre deaths that turn the case into an urgent assignment.

18:00

Cyst Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Slovenia Arming Border Amid Migrant Surge "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Tens of thousands of migrants are working to burst the border

The post Slovenia Arming Border Amid Migrant Surge appeared first on Alternative News Network.

17:54

Whyd the US Issue a Sanctions Waiver for Chabahar? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Originally posted on Astute News:
Many observers are wondering why the US issued a sanctions waiver for the Indian-built port of Chabahar in southeastern Iran and the railroad project thats supposed to one day extend from it to Afghanistan, but the reason is that America sees this curious Lead From Behind arrangement as one of

17:52

El Nio 2018/19 developing? Will there be a drought in the Philippines? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Is El Nio 2018/19 developing?

The rather rainy days here in the south for now almost two weeks made me check our El Nio / La Nia page. Usually the lousy 8 winter weeks usually start in December. When I saw the animated maps from NOAA, I wondered about the current ENSO status. The ENSO status is another name for the El Nio / La Nia effects. ENSO means El Nio/Southern Oscillation. All the maps are property of NOAA.

Here they are:

El Nio 2018/19
This is the absolute surface temperature map

El Nio 2018/19
This is the anomalies map

This second map clearly shows that the equatorial waters are too warm.

Is El Nio 2018/19 developing?

The NOAA Climate Prediction Center writes:

El Nio is expected to form and continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2018-19 (~80% chance) and into spring (55-60% chance).

ENSO-neutral continued during October, despite widespread above-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial Pacific Ocean [Fig. 1]. All four Nio regions showed increased SST anomalies in October, with the latest weekly values near +1.0C in the Nio-4, Nio-3.4 and Nio3 regions, and +0.2C in the Nio-1+2 region [Fig. 2]. Positive subsurface temperature anomalies (averaged across 180-100W) also continued [Fig. 3], due to the persistence of above-average temperatures at depth across the eastern half of the equatorial Pacific Ocean...

17:44

Chinese Headmaster Fired over Secret Mining of Cryptocoins at School "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

BBC:

A Chinese headmaster has been fired after a secret stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found connected to his school's electricity supply.

Teachers at the school in Hunan became suspicious of a whirring noise that continued day and night, local media report.

This led to the discovery of the machines, which were mining the crypto-currency Ethereum.

They racked up an electricity bill of 14,700 yuan (1,600).


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17:43

Load shedding in NZ. The AUFLS system (not joking) "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Thanks to NTOldie, an explanation of the aptly named AUFLS load shedding system to protect the grid in the north island of New Zealand. Somewhere there must be an explanation of the way the system works here. Buried somewhere in the AEMO website perhaps.

More about distorted voltage on the grid. Relevant to the thread with Jo Novas post on the topic.

17:40

#Narrm / #Melbourne: Graffiti mural for Mikhail Zhlobitsky "IndyWatch Feed National"

Graffiti mural in Narrm / Melbourne to commemorate Mikhail Zhlobitsky.

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Narrm / Melbourne so-called Australia: Graffiti mural in memory of 17 year old Russian Anarchist-Communist Mikhail Zhlobitsky who died while carrying out an explosive attack against the FSB (Federal Security Service) Regional Headquarters in Arkhangelsk, Russia on October 31st.

Never Forget Our Fallen Comrades! 


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17:37

Friends: Acting AG Whitaker Has Close Relationship With Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


US Congressman Nadler grilling Jeff Sessions on 14 Nov 2017; the thuggish looking individual to the right (with the green tie) seems to be Whitaker.

From VOA News:
Friends: Acting AG Whitaker Has Close Relationship With Trump
November 10, 2018 0:32 AM, by Masood Farivar
WASHINGTON  
U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he doesnt know his newly appointed acting U.S. attorney general just two days after he appointed him as the nations top enforcement officer.

Speaking with reporters outside the White House, the president said, I dont know Matt Whitaker, but also said the 49-year-old former U.S. attorney from Iowa is highly respected among law enforcement officials.

William Gustoff, who co-founded a law firm with Whitaker and remains in contact with the acting attorney general,...

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Birth of The Blues music johny carson "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Birth of The Blues music johny carson appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats -S05 E05 Got A Light! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 

17:30

Agroecology for Africa "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

 
A great animated video explains why agroecology is right for Africa. By AFSA

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Miguel #Amors: Technology and the making of fascist totalitarianism "IndyWatch Feed War"

The essay shared below continues our exploration of Miguel Amors analyses of capitalism, along with that of other May 68 writers, Jaime Semprun, Amedeo Bertolo and Eduardo Colombo.

Originally published by Autonomies. Written by Miguel Amors

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Without a historical subject, the unity of theory and practice, of reality and reason, is impossible. Events do not awaken consciousness, but at most instill resignation, thus tending to lose their significance as the terrain of practice, but never totally. While it is true that there is no revolutionary class, since all that exists now are masses, it is no less certain that minorities still survive amidst the masses, minorities who have not admitted defeat and who believe in the possibility of a revolutionary practice. The radical struggles that do take place, although few and far between, are the manifest proof that not all is lost. Fascism rules in the geographical center, but not one hundred percent. The normalization of catastrophe is not yet automatic. It is a poor foundation but it is the only practical basis for a revolutionary critique. Every aspect of the lives of the masses is the object of exploitation, and in this respect as well the masses are different from classes. For the masses there is no distinction between work and non-work, which is why struggles cannot be circumscribed by the confines of the workplace. Furthermore, struggles that affect the places where people live have a much greater chance of generating consciousness. Thus, the defense of the urban neighborhoods or the territory, insofar as they demand the self-management of areas, of areas as the space of freedom and desire, is more clarifying. In a fascist environment broad movements and huge dissident organizations, such as characterize the Third World countries, are not possible, but on a small scale solidarity and resistance, information and debate, theory and practice, are perfectly plausible. So that within modern totalitarianism a micro-society of dissidentsa veritable ghettois feasible, but in a clandestine state, outside of the din of the mass media. It could find support in the larger struggles, but without allowing itself to be mystified by them. This ghetto has a paradoxically conservative function, since it must re...

17:18

Trumps Anti-Iranian Sanctions Waivers Are Strategic, Not Signs Of Weakness "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Its unclear at this moment whether that ancillary strategy will succeed with either of them, but it nevertheless cant be discounted that it was part of the US motivation in granting them waivers. By temporarily withholding the full brunt of its sanctions, the US is giving Iran a few more months to consider whether its independent foreign policy is really worth the impending costs.

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17:08

Whats Really Happening to Lycee Abdul Kader? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Destroying heritage buildings and houses, green spaces, public beaches has become an unfortunate trend in past years in Beirut, and the latest victim might me the old Lycee Abdul Kader building. I dont know how the rumors started or who started them, but I remember hearing about selling this old building to Walid Ben Talal and turning it into a mall four years ago, yet nothing happened.

The sole owner of this property, as well as Beiruts municipality have denied any demolition plans to the old schools building but as always in Lebanon, theres no smoke without fire, and the fact that this 160-year old building is not listed as a heritage building means it will be hard to preserve it if plans are set to replace it by a mall or a commercial center.

In all cases, all reports indicate so far that there are no plans to destroy the old building or move the school to Baabda.

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Too Big to Jail Banks Crime Spree Continues "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Too Big to Jail Banks Crime Spree Continues by Rory The Daily Coin This article is inspired by a data breach that occurred at HSBC. and for some reason it reminded me of all the crimes, including JPMorgans late...

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Closing the orgasm gap: BBC Newsnight "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz No doubt someone will be advocating this here.  Still very important to orgasm, and for women to close the gap with men.  No doubt someone will be advocating that teaching theory isnt good enough either, and that kids need some [] The post Closing the orgasm gap: BBC Newsnight appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:00

Facts About Red Raspberry Leaf Tea "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is a plant with a history going back thousands of years. According to historians, cave dwellers from the Paleolithic age consumed the fruit for sustenance.1 During the time of Christ, the fruit was gathered in the wild in ancient Troy. As the Medieval Ages came along, red raspberry expanded into the realm of art, where it was used as pigment for paintings and manuscripts.2

The red raspberry that most Americans are familiar with today is believed to be a native North American species, although it also thrives across northern Europe to northwestern Asia.3 George Washington was a notable advocate of this fruit, growing it in his garden.4

You may know red raspberry for its distinctive flavor and color, but that's not all it has to offer. Its leaves are used to make an herbal tea with various potential therapeutic uses. In folk medicine, raspberry leaves were brewed into tea and used to help treat wounds, diarrhea and colic pain.5

Red raspberry tea is known as a uterine relaxant,6 and is believed to help make labor and delivery easier.7 But did you know that it has other benefits as well? Discover what makes red raspberry leaf tea a beneficial drink that almost anyone can enjoy.

The Various Health Benefits of Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

I've written about the benefits of raspberry fruit before, which include the potential to help lower your risk of cancer and a host of inflammatory diseases. However, its leaves possess their own unique traits that make them stand out. Here are some additional benefits you should be aware of when you drink red raspberry leaf tea:

May boost heart health Potassium deficiency has been closely associated with high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart disease. In a study published in the journal Hypertension, those who consumed 4,069 milligrams of potassium daily had an impressive 49 percent lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease compared to those who only received around 1,000 milligrams per day.8

May aid in pregnancy According to a 1999 study, researchers noted that taking raspberry leaf may help dec...

An Englishmans Home Is His (Drone-Defended) Castle "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Retiring to the garden for a few reflective puffs on the meerschaum and a quick shufti through the Racing Post, and the peace of the afternoon is shattered by the buzz of a drone in the old airspace,what! Whats a chap to do, let loose with both barrels of the finest birdshot from the trusty twelve-bore? Or build a missile battery cunningly concealed in a dovecote? The latter is what [secretbatcave] did to protect his little slice of England, and while were not sure of its efficacy were still pretty taken with it. After all, who wouldnt want a useless garden accoutrement that conceals a fearsome 21st century defence system?

The basic shell of the dovecote is made from laser cut ply, in the shape of an innocuous miniature house. The roof is in two sliding sections which glide apart upon servo-controlled drawer runners, and concealed within is the rocket launcher itself on a counterweighted arm to lift it through the opening. The (toy) rocket itelf is aimed with a camera pan/tilt mechanism,and the whole is under the control of a Raspberry Pi

Its understood that this is a rather tongue-in-cheek project, and the chances of any multirotors falling out of the sky are somewhat remote. But it does serve also to bring a bit of light back onto a theme Hackaday have touched upon in previous years, that of the sometimes uneasy relationship between drone and public.

16:57

The Death of Khashoggi Reveals More than a Murder "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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On the 2nd October 2018 Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, apparently seeking documents in relation to his recent divorce. He has not been seen since. The Saudis initially claimed he had left the consulate alive. In the face of a steady leak of material from the Turkish authorities they offered a variety of implausible explanations before conceding that he was in fact dead.

The whereabouts of Khashoggis body, whole, dismembered or dissolved in acid, has not been disclosed.

What is now acknowledged as a brutal murder of an exiled journalist was the basis of much outrage in the western media. In the catalogue of Saudi atrocities in recent years, the death of Khashoggi rates rather low, but that did not stop the barrage of criticism directed at Saudi Arabia in general and its effective political leader Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) in particular.

In recent days, more details have emerged about the surrounding circumstances of the murder, including the fact that the United Kingdom government knew in advance what the Saudis planned for Khashoggi but failed to warn him. They were unlikely to have been the only intelligence agency privy to Saudi plans.

His death therefore, and the furore surrounding it, has therefore to be seen as part of a wider geopolitical scenario. Khashoggis death, as unfortunate and as brutal as it was, can be seen as a pawn in the greater game.

To understand what that game was, it is necessary to go back to when MbS became the heir apparent and began his political program. There were token gestures that attracted western media attention, such as permitting women to drive. They were however, a smoke screen for much more significant geopolitical moves, none of which would have endeared him to the Americans and their allies.

The Saudi economy relies almost exclusively on the sale of oil, and that commodity is not only being depleted, it is also inextricably tied to the United States dollar. This has been the case since the early 1970s when the Nixon administration offered US protection in exchange for all oil sales being denominated in US dollars.

For decades, that arrangement served the Saudis (and the Americans) very well. Its brought untold riches to the kingdom, very little of which was wisely spent. Saudi Arabia became one o...

16:51

How is Obamacare doing? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Yes, it is more popular, but how is it doing?:

Obamacare has continued to devastate the individual health insurance market:

  • In March of 2016, there were 20.2 million people covered in the individual health insurance market according to a hard count of state insurance department filings done by Mark Farrah and Associates.
  • In March of 2017 that count was down to 17.7 million.
  • In March of 2018 the count was 15.7 milliona 22% drop in two years.

This means 4.5 million people lost their individual health insurance in just two years.

Hardest hit are the 40% of middle class individual market consumers who are not eligible for a subsidy.

  • In March of 2016 there were 7,520,939 people covered in the off-exchange individual health insurance market where subsidies are not available.

  • In March of 2017 5,361,451 were covered.

  • In March of 2018 4,004,522 were covereda 47% drop in two years.

And, the Obamacare subsidies paid to consumers are hardly sustainable.

According to the CBO, the average Medicaid outlay for a non-disabled adult is $4,230a program that virtually has no premiums and co-pays. But because the risk pool is so bad and therefore expensive in the Obamacare exchanges, the average subsidy cost for taxpayers is $6,300and that doesnt include what the consumer pays in premiums and out-of-pocket expenses for Obamacare coverage.

Why has the Obamacare individual market melted-down in these last two years? Because its premiums and deductibles are sky highfor all but the lowest income participants.

In Northern Virginia, for example, the cheapest 2019 Obamacare individual market Silver plan for a family of four (mom and dad age-40) making a subsidy eligible $65,000 a year costs $4,514. That plan has a $6,500 deductible meaning the family would have to spend $11,014 on eligible health care costs before collecting other than nominal first dollar benefits.

That same family, but making too much for a subsidy, as 40% of families do, and a typical family in the affluent Virginia 10th, would have to spend $19,484 in premiums plus a $6,500 deductible, for a total of $25,984 in eligible costs before...

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Restored Republic via a GCR as of Nov. 10, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Nov. 10, 2018

Compiled 10 Nov. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its News articles on a Satanic Cabal CIA & Vatican-sponsored international Pedophile Child Trafficking Ring: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The below was a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to do their own research and decide whether or not it was valid. Patience was a Virtue. Having Virtue was a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings had the power to overcome evil and change the world.

Judy Note - The Bottom Line: (Rumors - please do your own research).

Several sources claimed the US RV and release of 800#s could happen at any moment and perhaps by Sat. Nov. 10. Iraq has already RVd in-country. China has made a public announcement that they would RV their currency on Mon. Nov. 12 (which would be Sun. Nov. 11 around 8 pm EST). Sources pointed to Sun. Nov. 11 as a likely start date for the Global Currency Reset, with a back wall of Nov. 14. Those who have exchanged through SKRs have not yet been made liquid, except for some administrative humanitarian situations. Everyone would go together. Around Nov. 11-14 we would likely see a Stock Market crash, along with the beginning of a purge of the Cabal (mass arrests, incarceration at GITMO). If chaos broke out due to civil unrest, paid protestors and/or a Stock Market crash, the National Broadcast Alert System would be activated, along with a short-term and limited Martial Law needed for the Cabal mass arrests, incarcerations at GITMO, with Military Tribunals Jan, Feb. 2019. It would be wise to have food, emergency supplies and cash on hand for the expected few weeks of financial instability across the globe.

A. What we think we know (likely to change on a daily, even hourly basis):

Release of the 800#s would...

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Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Just a brief note to those readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily roundup in the comments. PLEASE remember that politically incorrect and offensive (but funny) jokes are only to be enjoyed on Mondays in the Comedy corner post which is specifically for that kind of humour. Do not post that kind of humour here. The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Language of Fear: Attack in Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed National"

READ MORE AT REAL NEWS AUSTRALIA 

 

The mainstream media are the true peddlers of fear.

By General Maddox.

In a climate of constant media propaganda and spin designed to keep us in a perpetual state of fear, we again see an incident on Australian soil quickly described as a Terror Attack by the mainstream media. Read More

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November 10th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #660 "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

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Saturday November 10th 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

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Very Important Tweets From POTUS Action Needed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There are no coincidences; and I need to request help.  It is critical that everyone assist in pushing into the general psyche these two tweets from President Trump released a few minutes ago:  (LINK) [Pacific Time Zone in Tweet]  11:04pm Continue reading

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Western lawmakers call for free elections in Bahrain "IndyWatch Feed War"

Fri Nov 9, 2018 03:47PM The government of Bahrain has come under fire by Western lawmakers against the backdrop of a ban on an opposition party from contesting the upcoming elections in the Arab country. Bahrain is scheduled to hold parliamentary elections on November 24. A cross-party group of British lawmakers, including Conservative MP Peter []

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Trump's Sociopathy is Becoming Our Own "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back on October 10, Matt Zapotosky and Josh Dawsey of the Washington Post reported that President Trump was in discussions with Jeff Sessionss chief of staff Matt Whitaker about possibly replacing his boss as Attorney General on either an interim basis or perhaps even a permanent capacity. When the president appeared that day on Fox News, Steve Doocy asked him about the article in the Post.

Trump wasnt particularly forthcoming but he did clearly vouch for Whitakers character based on the fact that he knew him. Yet, when reporters asked him about Whitaker today at the White House, Trump said, I dont know Matt Whitaker.

So, here we have two quotes from the president. They are both short and succinct and as uncomplicated as statements can be:

I know Matt Whitaker. October 10, 2018
I dont know Matt Whitaker. November 9, 2018

Those two statements would not necessarily contradict each other if they came in reverse chronological order. After all, when you spend some time with someone you had not previously met, then its no longer true that you do not know them, but it remains true that you didnt know them at an earlier period of time. But you cant know someone in October and no longer know them in November.

Trump was telling the truth the first time, which is well-documented and can be verified all...

Phiily Burbs Purge Once Dominant GOP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If you will indulge me a little in my parochialism, I do want to highlight just what it means that Democrat Chrissy Houlahan was just elected to serve as the representative in Congress for Chester County (and a little slice of Berks County), Pennsylvania.  This is from my local paper:

The last Democrat to be elected to represent Chester County in Washington, D.C., was the West Bradford native John Hickman, who interestingly came to national politics at a an earlier time of great strife and divide in American a fight that would eventually lead to secession of the South and a bloody war.

A former county district attorney, Hickman, a Quaker, ran on the party ticket in 1855 and was elected to three more terms, first as a Democrat, then as a so-called Anti-Lecompton Democrat opposed to slavery, and finally as a Republican in 1861 when that party led the charge against slavery and elected Abraham Lincoln president. Hickman did not seek a new term in 1863, and the GOP has been winning elections for Congress in the county since, even as it has been split into halves and sometimes thirds because of redistricting.

Even Mr. Hickman didnt feel like he could remain a Democrat in Chester County. But things have certainly changed, and not only in which party shows a concern for the plight of our countrys African-American community.

In unofficial and partial results, Houlahan had 160,199 votes to Republican Greg McCauleys 110,678 votes, or 59 percent to 41 percent.

In Chester County, she led with 59 percent, or 123,512, to McCauleys 40 percent, or 84,536 votes, with 92 percent of the precincts reporting.

In Berks County, the northern tip of the district, with all of the countys 101 precincts in the district tallied, Houlahan had 36,687 votes to McCauleys 26,142 votes, or 58 percent to 42 percent

Houlahan won in the north of Chester County, the central area, the south, the west and the east. She won in traditional Democratic strongholds such as West Chester, Phoenixville, and Coatesville, but also in Republican bastions such as East Goshen and Uwchlan.

She even swept McCauley in his home township of Pennsbury, in one precinct by the unheard of total of 79 percent to his 20 percent. Turnout across Chester County exceeded 67 percent, far above recent midterm election totals.

Exactly one year ago, I wrote about...

Mueller Cannot Be Stopped So Easily "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

What does the meteoric rise of Matthew Whitaker to the position of acting Attorney General mean for the Russia investigation? Thats still unclear, but Charlie Savage at the New York Times does a good job of spelling out the possibilities:

The acting attorney general establishes the special counsels jurisdiction and budget. He could tell Mr. Mueller to stop investigating a particular matter or could refuse any requests by Mr. Mueller to expand his investigation. He could also curtail resources to the Office of the Special Counsel, requiring Mr. Mueller to downsize his staff or resources.

Moreover, Mr. Whitaker could block Mr. Mueller from pursuing investigative steps, like subpoenaing Mr. Trump or issuing new indictments. When Mr. Rosenstein appointed Mr. Mueller, he decreed that the Justice Departments regulations for special counsels would apply to the Russia investigation.

Among other things, that regulation says that while the special counsel operates with day-to-day independence, the attorney general for the inquiry can require him to explain any investigative or prosecutorial step, and may overrule any moves that he decides are inappropriate or unwarranted under established department practices.

Under the regulation, if Mr. Whitaker were to block any of Mr. Muellers steps, Congress must be notified.

The last point there is a critical one. If there is any check on what steps Whitaker can take to obstruct justice, its the requirement that he notify Congress when he blocks a request from Robert Mueller. While theres certainly no reason to assume Whitaker would comply with this requirement, he knows that Mueller could easily tell Congress on his own. That raises the price of every obstructive step, because ultimately those choices cannot be made in the dark.

We should be clear that Whitaker was chosen for a reason. Hes not in the natural line of succession at the Department of Justice. He was Jeff Sessionss chief of staff. The deputy is Rod Rosenstein, and he was already overseeing the Russia investigation. In fact, he was the one who authorized it in the first place. Rosenstein should take over the DOJ now that that Sessions has resigned, but Trump circumvented that possibility.

Whitaker is expected to do what Jeff Sessions could not once he recused himself, which is to protect the president from Robert Mueller. We dont know how he plans to do this, but we can be sure that he has a plan and that it h...

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Affects of Isolation are Part of the Illusion "IndyWatch Feed World"

Affects of Isolation Are Part Of The Illusion

By Ann Dromeda            November 9, 2018


See the original email article at the end.

I'm one of a multitude of Lightworkers, journaling a portion of my current status. These are thoughts and observation from one isolated semi-retired Lightworker/Starseed.

Be reassured, I won't be presenting evidence contrary to the profound and true statement in the photo above. No. Although feeling compelled to evaluate another 3rd dimensional paradox: "a statement th...

16:05

Kennedy Roosevelt & Corruption? "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I had always heard that Kennedy made a fortune on Scotch. My question is, where they booze runners during the Prohibition?

Thank you

GR

ANSWER: No. But they actually used Roosevelt to secure that lucrative import trade of Scotch my favorite drink. Joe Kennedy traveled to London in 1934 on the steam-driven ocean liner, the SS Europa. While he brought his wife with him he also brought James Roosevelt (1907 1991), the American presidents oldest son. The trip was portrayed as a please vacation, but bringing the Presidents son was the clear signal it was not a vacation.

Kennedys main prize would be to gain the British rights to send Scotch whiskey, gin, and other imported liquors. He knew based upon inside information that Prohibition would be ended. Joe brought the presidents 25-year-old son to help organize a private visit with Winston Churchill.  He used Roosevelts son to get that contract. The deal paid off and Joe got the private meeting with Churchill and visited him at Churchills Chartwell home.

So you see, political inside favors have been going on a very long time. James Roosevelt was closely linked with Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. Many of James Roosevelts controversial business ventures were indeed aided by Kennedy. James dealings were often clouded. In fact, Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau even threatened to resign unless FDR forced James to leave a questionable company which became known as the National Grain Yeast Corp. affair (193335), which was believed to be just a front for bootlegging. It was James Roosevelt who lobbied his father to make Kennedy the ambassador to the United Kingdom.

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Alaskan Judge Who Gave No Jail Time to Man Who Sexually Assaulted Native Woman Ousted at Polls "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Judge Corey was defeated on Tuesday.

Published November 10, 2018

Editors Note: This article contains sexual content that may offend some readers.

ANCHORAGE  The voices of outraged Alaskan citizens were heard when they voted on Tuesday. Anchorage Superior Judge Michael Corey, who faced outrage when sentenced a non-Native man who chocked and sexually assaulted a Alaska Native woman to no jail time, was defeated in his attempt for reelection to the bench on Tuesday.

Judge Corey drew national attention in September 2018 when he sentenced Justin Scott Schneider, 34, to no jail time. Scott choked a woman until she was unconsious and then masturbated on her.

Schneider was given a sentence to two years in prison with one year of it suspended. He was given credit for the time of house arrest, which, in essence, gave this violent sex offender a mere slap on his wristswith no jail time.

At the time of the sentencing, the prosecutor said Alaska state law prevented him from bringing a sexual assault against Scott because current Alaska law does not consider masturbating on an individual against their will a sexual assault.

Even though, an independent review of the judges sentencing of Scott was conducted by the Department of Law Criminal Division Director and indicated Corey was in his limits of sentencing, the public felt differently and voted not to retain him as superior judge.

RELATED: Non-Native Man Who Choked & Sexually Assaulted Native Woman Given Pass by Judge Serves No Jail Time

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Dennis Banks Being Remembered This Weekend on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Banks was laid to rest at with traditional burial at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Cemetery at Battle Point on the Leech Lake Reservation last year. His gravestone was unveiled this past week.

Published November 10, 2018

Dennis Banks in September 2017

LEECH LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION  Family and friends of the late Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, are at the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota to commemorate the anniversary of Banks entering into the spirit world. Banks walked on last year on October 29, 2017.

Banks memory will be honored at the Leech Lake Veterans Powwow at Northern Lights Casino on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The Leech Lake Tribe is giving time to the family during the Powwow their father, Dennis Banks.

Grand Entry for the powwow is at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m. a documentary movie will be shown in a separate room. After the movie, an open microphone will be allow family members and friends to share memories of Banks. At 5:00 p.m. a traditional meal in Dennis Banks honor will be held. A giveaway and honor song to follow.

Banks was laid to rest at  with traditional burial at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Cemetery at Battle Point on the Leech Lake Reservation. Earlier this week, a headstone was unveiled at Banks grave.

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The Aspect of the Midterm Elections Being Ignored "IndyWatch Feed World"

While we are still waiting for the final election results to determine if we elected a Bearish Reversal in the Senate for the Democrats, the dust is beginning to settle and people in the political realm are beginning to review the results closer. While many of the press try to claim Trumps calling the election a victory is false, in fact, they are dead wrong. It is now clearly established that Donald Trumps election was by no means an accident or some one-time fluke. His victory in the Senate clearly established for the first time that a populist can retain power for more than a single election.

Now Trump still has a hold on the Senate and the rest of the Republicans will begin to take him more seriously. That means his nominations for various posts can be expected to push through and the Democrats will be powerless to stop that position. The Democratic victory in the House is really like Don Quijote fighting windmills. Yes, they will now have subpoena power to go after Trump. But the House can bring an impeachment against the President and need 258 votes to do so, but the trial must take place in the Senate. The Democratic party will hold anywhere between 46 and 48 seats in the US Senate and that means it was a NET LOSS and there is NO CHANCE they will be able to take the Senate before 2024. The Democratic party currently holds 49 seats and if they come in at 46, that will be a MAJOR sell signal for the Democrats moving forward. They will do their best to obstruct Trump for the next two years in a desperate hope of winning the White House in 2020. Yet they may appear so obstructive, it could easily come back to push them down significantly if they end up with less than 47 seats in the Senate.

 

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Why Are So Few Americans "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our entire economy is characterized by cartel rentier skims, central-bank goosed asset bubbles and stagnating earned income for the bottom 90%.

Despite the rah-rah about the ownership society and the best economy ever, the sobering reality is very few Americans are able to get ahead, i.e. build real financial security via meaningful, secure assets which can be passed on to their children.

As Ive often discussed here, only the top 10% of American households are getting ahead in both income and wealth, and most of the gains of these 12 million households are concentrated in the top 1% (1.2 million households). (see wealth chart below).

Why are so few Americans able to get ahead? there are three core reasons:

1. Earnings (wages and salaries) have not kept up with the rising cost of living.

2. The gains have flowed to capital, which is mostly owned by the top 10%, rather than to labor ((wages and salaries).

3. Our financialized economy incentivizes cartels and other rentier skims, i.e. structures that raise costs but dont provide any additional value for the additional costs.

Its instructive to compare todays household with households a few generations ago. As recently as the early 1970s, 45 years ago, it was still possible for a single fulltime-earner to support the household and buy a home, which in 1973 cost around $30,000 (median house price, as per the St. Louis FRED database).

As recently as 20 years ago, in 1998, the median house price in the U.S. was about $150,000 still within reach of many two-earner households, even those with average jobs.

As the chart below shows, real median household income has only recently exceeded the 1998 level and only by a meager $1,000 annually. If we use real-world inflation rather than the under-estimated official inflation, real income has plummeted by 10% or more in the past 20 years.

This reality is reflected in a new study of wages in Silicon Valley, which we might assume would keep up due to the higher value of the regions output.The study found the wages of the bottom 90% declined when adjusted for inflation by as much as 14% over the past 20 years:

The just-released report showed that wages for 90 percent of Silicon Valley workers (all levels of workers except for the top 10 percent)are lower now than they were 20 years ago, after adjusting for inflation. Thats in stark contrast to the 74 percent increase in overall per capita economic output in the Valley from 2001 to 2017.

source:...

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Tribal Council Donates 446 Winter Jackets for Akwesasne Youth "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Tribal Sub-Chief Benjamin Herne and Tribal Chiefs Eric Thompson and Michael Conners assisted High School Guidance Counselor Assistant Jodele Hammond

Published November 9, 2018

AKWESASNE  This week, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council began their annual donation of winter jackets for Akwesasne youth at local schools and childcare programs. Now in its seventh year, 446 jackets are being donated from Tribal Councils Community Support Fund that is funded by Mohawk Gaming Enterprises, LLC.

On Friday morning, Tribal Sub-Chief Benjamin Herne and Tribal Chiefs Eric Thompson and Michael Conners assisted High School Guidance Counselor Assistant Jodele Hammond with jackets for Mohawk students attending Massena Central Schools. Other schools and childcare facilities that will receive winter jackets include the Akwesasne Freedom School, Salmon River Central School, St. Regis Mohawk School, Saint Regis Mohawk Head Start and Early Childhood Development Program, Noels Small Steps Daycare, Noochs Daycare, Above and Beyond Daycare, Istas Little Helpers Daycare, and home-based daycares operated by Michelle and Lisa Collette. Niawenk:wa/

hank you to the following members of Tribal Council and tribal staff for the tremendous amount of work organizing, purchasing, sorting and packaging 446 winter jackets for this years donation: (pictured below, from left) Ann Bero, Jori Rourke, Cathy Mitchell, and Mahlon Smoke; as well as Lindsay Day, Tribal Chief Beverly Cook, and Tribal Sub-Chief Benjamin Herne.

Ann Bero, Jori Rourke, Cathy Mitchell, Mahlon Smoke and Lindsay Day

The post...

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Willie Grayeyes Case Dismissed by Federal Judge David Nuffer "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Willie Grayeyes

Published November 9, 2018

MOAB, Utah  Utah Federal District Court Judge, David Nuffer, dismissed the Willie Grayeyes and Terry Whitehat v. Cox case on the evening of November 8, 2018.  This means that the court cannot provide any other relief to plaintiffs Grayeyes and Whitehat than the preliminary injunction that the court issued on August 6, 2018.

Leonard Gorman, Executive Director for the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, states The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission is very satisfied. The preliminary injunction did the job. Mr. Grayeyes is elected based on the unofficial ballot counts. The preliminary injunction forced San Juan County Utah to place Mr. Grayeyes on the November 6th general election ballot. With the court cased dismissed, the only matter that is still pending is the San Juan County appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Gorman further states, There is much appreciation to the attorneys that took the case to the federal district court. Without their assistance it would have been difficult to get this matter appropriately addressed. In addition, Gorman states, while Grayeyes and the Navajo people in San Juan County prevailed in this case, I expect much more hardline stances against Navajo leadership in San Juan County.

The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission is intimately involved in several voting rights cases in San Juan County Utah. For more information contact the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission at 928-871-7436.

 

 

 

 

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16:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. On Backchat, you are free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. To participate youll need to sign up for a Disqus account which is free, quick, and easy. On posts that are not articles like this one, you do not have to stay on topic [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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MIDNIGHT SHINE: I NEED ANGELS Debut Video Shines Light on Tough Topic "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published November 10, 2018

ATTAWAPISKAT, Ontario via WINNIPEG, Manitoba  Midnight Shine, the root-rockers who have been lighting up the music world all the way from the James Bay released their debut music video today, with hopes of shining light on a difficult topic affecting all too many.

I wrote I Need Angels because there are a lot of people struggling in Canadas Indigenous far North communities. Weve had a lot of loss, a lot of tragedies, and I think its important for me as an artist to shed light on these issues, says Midnight Shine frontman Adrian Sutherland, who hails from the Cree community of Attawapiskat in remote Northern Ontario.

Being isolated in the North can be very tough, and I know a lot of people who suffer from depression. The song is about that inner struggle to keep positive and not give up, and to hang on to hope and faith despite the darkness.

Attawapiskat is no stranger to media attention. The community of roughly 2000 has been associated with many distressing issues over the years, including suicide. Adrian has had family members take their own lives, and he sometimes struggles with his own mental health.

About the Song

I Need Angels was written by Adrian Sutherland, with Midnight Shine bandmates Zach Tomatuk and Stanley Louttit as co-writers, and John-Angus MacDonald (The Trews) producing. Its from Midnight Shines third album, High Road, which came out in spring 2018.

Sutherland hopes that ultimately, I Need Angels will serve to help others. Anyone who would like to have the song can download it for FREE from Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/midnightshineonline/i-need-angel

About the Video 

A production crew of three travelled up to Attawapiskat on the coast of the James Bay in early October to shoot the music video for I Need Angels  the first music video ever to be shot in the community. The locations were absolutely stunning in the changing fall colours, and well worth the many logistical challenges of shooting in such a remote place.

Given the nature of the song, Sutherland thought it would be fitting to create awareness of mental health and the suicide epidemic in Canadas North. To do this, a picture frame was used in the video, featuring haunting images of five different young people who h...

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Q Anon -- The World is Watching "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Q post number 2462 describes the judicial process behind the scenes that will take down the Deep State...
https://qntmpkts.keybase.pub/

Here is an excerpt from Q post number 2462 that talks about Sessions and Whitaker...

'...WHO WAS SESSIONS' CHIEF OF STAFF? (Matthew Whitaker)
What were the responsibilities of WHITAKER?
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF CHIEF OF STAFF?
SHADOW PLAYERS ARE THE DEADLIEST [Stealth]...
...Who briefed Goodlatte & Gowdy on classified intel re DOJ & FBI? (Ezra Cohen-Watnik)...
...THE WORLD IS WATCHING.
THE WORLD IS WITNESSING THE TRUE IDENTITY OF THE D PARTY.
WAR.'
Q

A Lisa Mei Crowley tweet summarizes that Q post...

https://twitter.com/LisaMei62

'Sessions fired corrupt DoJ/FBI officials and hired Huber in Nov '17 to work with Horowitz team of 470 lawyers to investigate HRC (Hillary Clinton) emails, U1 (Uranium 1), CF (Clinton Foundation), FISA abuse etc. Huber and Horowitz were originally Hussein (Obama) appointees. Whitaker was 'Stealth Bomber'. ECW briefed Nunes, Goodlatte and Gowdy.'
(Lisa Mei Crowley tweet)

It appears that Q is getting ready to change boards again on 8 Chan. It happened in early May when the Alliance plan switched gears. It seems that the Alliance is ready to switch gears again. Both times the coded Q drops featured pictures with the title 'Justice'. In May the picture was of a cannon. The latest picture is of a judge's gavel.

There is still a heavy military presence in the States due...

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Urhobos Still Waiting For Buhari To Fulfill Pledges -Chief Barovbe "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Olorogun Johnson Barovbe


Chief Johnson Modika Barovbe is an Urhobo leader, astute businessman, educationist, philanthropist and proprietor of the prestigious Westminster College Lagos. He is a triple chief with the title of Tosogbe of Badagry, Okunna of Agbon Kingdom and Ahwotu (crowd puller) of Urhobo Kingdom. He is the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Urhobo Social Club, a foremost Urhobo club, based in Lagos.
In this interview with Urhobotoday, Barovwe speaks on burning issues base on the outcome of Urhobo leaders visit to President Buhari, Urhobo position in 2019 general election, unity of Urhobo and solution to Aladja/Ogbeh-Ijoh crisis among others
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Excerpt

What is your take on the forthcoming general elections?
I am an elder statesman, so my advice to politicians is that they should not overheat the polity. They should stop seeing politics as a do or die affair. Ultimately, holding a political office is a call to service, but that is not the way it is in Nigeria. That is why politicians make it a do or die affair. We must all work towards making political positions less attractive financially. We must also make the process less expensive to ensure the right people can get into positions. Now on issues, there is hunger and suffering in the land. The economy needs to get better. There is also insecurity. I just told you about Ewhu, a community in my place, which is currently under illegal occupation by herdsmen. Of course, the issue of restructuring is there. These are basically the issues the political parties and their candidates should be addressing...

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(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1712: Beginning of the End | Plan Worked "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Nov 9, 2018

UK retail apocalypse deepens, US retail follows, the retail industry is imploding. UMich sentiment is declining, people are starting to realize that the economy is not what it seems. The Federal Reserve is on track to raise the rates come this Dec, in 2019 they will be raising multiple times. Saudi Arabia is now thinking about getting rid of OPEC. Is this beginning of the end of the petrodollar.



Published on Nov 9, 2018

The Florida votes are now being recounted, there seems to be a problem and their might be election fraud happening. In Texas 9 people were arrested for election fraud. Trump is continually tweeted out that signatures do not match and something is terribly wrong with our electoral process. Trump signs proclamation for asylum seekers. Deep state pushes back against the new acting AG. Q says the swamp is fighting back, get ready for the pain. Jordan is now dismantling base camps in Syria.

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California wildfire: most destructive wildfire in California history 9 dead, 6,713 structures incinerated "IndyWatch Feed War"

One of three major wildfires roaring though California has burned its way into state history as the most destructive blaze on record in terms of structure loss, with more than 6,700 structures gone in two days, according to Cal Fire, the states fire-fighting agency.

The large Camp Fire in Northern California, which obliterated 80% to 90% of the homes in one town, has left at least nine people dead, officials said Friday.
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The fast-moving wildfires in the state have destroyed thousands of structures and prompted thousands of residents to flee, sometimes through jam-packed flame-lined streets that forced evacuees to chose whether to try to drive to safety or to get out and run.
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The Camp Fire left the mayor of Paradise, population 26,000, in shock.
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A scorched vehicle rests on a roadside as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. At least five people were confirmed dead Friday morning as the Camp Fire continued to rip through Butte County. The five victims were found in vehicles burned by the blaze in the area of Edgewood Lane, according to the Butte County Sheriffs Office. The victims were not identified. Photo: Noah Berger, AP / Noah Berger
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Theres really not much left. There are very few homes still standing and weve been in multiple different neighborhoods this afternoon, Mayor Jody Jones said. She estimated only 10 to 20% of homes are left.
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Four people were found dead in vehicles that were overcome by flames and and one body was discovered near the vehicles, the Butte County Sheriffs Office said. The other victims were found near or inside homes that burned.
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Two major fires in Southern California are just miles from the bar where 12 people were killed in a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, and evacuations were ordered for nearby Malibu, a seaside city popular with celebrities.
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Fanned by...

15:45

The Watchmans Rattle And The Art Of War "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Watchmans Rattle And The Art Of War: This List Shows Who President Donald Trump REALLY Is By The Books He Reads By Stefan Stanford All News Pipeline Proof POTUS Understands The Dire Mess America Is In And Knows...

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15:45

Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1940, Screaming Lord Sutch (David Sutch). Songwriter and singer with Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages and founder of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party. Born today in 1947, Glenn Buxton songwriter and guitarist with Alice Cooper. Born today in 1948, Greg Lake singer, songwriter and guitarist for King Crimson and [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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U.S. halting refueling of Saudi-led coalition aircraft in Yemens war "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The United States is halting refueling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen, the United States and Saudi Arabia said on Friday, ending one of the most divisive aspects of U.S. assistance to the Saudi war effort.

Saudi Arabia, in a statement released by its embassy in Washington, said it had decided to request an end to U.S. aerial refueling for its operations in Yemen because it could now handle it by itself.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis backed the decision and said the U.S. government was consulted.

Image result for us refueling saudi aircraft, photos

The move comes at a time of international outrage over the murder of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and after Democratic and Republican lawmakers threatened to take action in Congress next week over the refueling operations.

Critics of the Saudi campaign including Democrats who won control of the House of Representatives in elections on Tuesday have long questioned U.S. involvement in the war, which has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced more than 2 million and led to widespread famine in Yemen since it began in 2015.

Ive been calling for this for over three years, said Representative Ted Lieu, a Democrat from California.

We shouldnt be supporting coalition war crimes and I look forward to continuing to scrutinize the U.S.s role in Yemen when were in the majority next Congress.

Even as President Donald Trumps administration has condemned Khashoggis murder, the White House has sought to preserve its relationship with Saudi Arabia.

A coordinated decision by Washington and Riyadh to halt the refueling could be an attempt by both countries to forestall further action by Congress.

Senators Todd Young, a Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, had warned the Trump administration was running out of time to act.

If the administration does not take immediate steps we are prepared to take additional action when the Senate comes back into session, Young and Shaheen said.

CONTINUING U.S. SUPPORT

Beyond refueling, the United States provides limited intelligence support to the Saudi-led coalition and sells it weaponry used in Yemens war.

Mattis said the United States would play a continuing role to help the Saudi-led coalition and Yemeni forces minimize civilian casualties and expand humanitarian efforts.

He also suggested plans to build up Yemeni troops.

The U.S. and the Coalition are planning to collaborate on building up legitimate Yemeni forces to defend the Yemeni people, secure their c...

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Trump Lobs Fraud Accusation at Democrats Over Florida Vote Count "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump said Democrats are miraculously finding votes in some Florida counties
Dont worry, Florida I am sending much better lawyers to expose the FRAUD!
President questions Arizona vote count as Democrat pulls ahead
Florida Democratic Senate incumbent Nelson called for recount
Image result for Donald Trump, photos,

President Donald Trump accused Democrats of fraudulently trying to snatch a Senate seat in Floridas tight race, without citing any evidence to support his claim, and later questioned whether a new election should be held in Arizonas too-close-to-call Senate race.

Trump inserted himself into both races, casting doubt on the ongoing vote tallies in those states as well as in Georgia, where thousands of absentee, provisional and other uncounted ballots could shift the outcomes. The Florida race may be headed for a recount and both parties were girding for legal challenges.

In lengthy remarks to reporters and a flurry of tweets written en route to Paris, Trump said Democrats are miraculously finding votes in some Florida counties. The Republican candidate for Senate there, G...

15:30

When the heck did that happen? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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15:28

Locking Down Signal "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Locking Down Signal: A Guide for Journalists

The encrypted messaging app, Signal, is quickly becoming a newsroom staple for communicating with sources, accepting tips, talking to colleagues, and for regular old voice calls and messages. While its a practical tool for anyone concerned with the security and privacy of their conversations, people working in newsrooms are particularly interesting targets, and should benefit from locking down Signal.

(If youre not yet using it, learn how to get started here.)

Signal makes it easy to have a secure conversation without thinking about it. On its face, it looks and feels identical to your default text messaging app, but security experts so often recommend it because of what it does in the background.

First, Signal offers end-to-end encryption, meaning only conversational participants can read the messages. While regular phone calls or text messages allow your phone company to unscramble your conversations, even the team behind Signal cant listen to them. You dont need to take their word for it. Signal is open source, meaning the code is available for anyone to review. This also makes security audits simpler for independent specialists, who have torn apart the code and published findings that everything works as intended. Finally, Signal retains nearly no metadatainformation about who spoke to whom, and when. (The developers proved as much in court.)

These are some of the advantages you want in an encrypted messaging app.

Because newsrooms can attract a lot of attention, journalists who already use Signal should consider hardening it against physical access, as well as unwanted remote access and network-based eavesdropping. So lets talk about how.

Remote access and network eavesdropping

Confirm your connection security with safety numbers
Most messaging apps will not allow you to ensure the security of your connection with your conversational partners. But Signal allows you to verify that your session is encrypted to the right person (and not an eavesdropping third party).

First, open up a conversation with someone you want to talk to. Next, look for their safety...

15:27

Disgusting: Leading editor at Vox defends Antifa siege of Tucker Carlson - then deletes all tweets "IndyWatch Feed World"

After far-left protesters harassed Fox News host Tucker Carlson's family in an incident now being investigated as a potential hate crime, a Vox.com writer defended the intimidation - and then ate his words. All of them. Matt Yglesias, prominent editor of Vox.com, tweeted in support of Smash Racism DC, an Antifa group whose members swarmed Carlson's front yard and carried signs with his home address written on them in retaliation for Carlson's supposed role in "spreading fear."

15:26

Man shot dead after fire and fatal stabbing "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Melbourne stabbings: Somali-born Australian inspired by Isil, say police, as group claims attackA man who set a car on fire and stabbed three people one fatally in the Australian city of Melbourne has died in hospital after being shot by police.

Authorities now say they are treating the attack as a terror-related.

The attacker, 31, was shot after confronting officers on a busy city street, authorities said. He was taken into custody in a critical condition.

The two survivors are in hospital, neither are in a serious condition. The suspect has not been named.

Police said they were not looking for anyone further at this early stage.

We dont believe there is an ongoing threat at this stage, but certainly we are treating it as a terrorism incident, said Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton.

He said the suspect, who is of Somali origin, was someone that is known to both local police and federal intelligence, adding it was mainly in respect to relatives who are certainly persons of interest to us.

Somali-born Australian who set fire to a gas-laden truck in the centre of Melbourne and fatally stabbed one person before he was shot by police was inspired by Islamic State but did not have direct links with the group, Australian police said on Saturday.

In an attack described by the state premier as an act of evil, the man sped a utility vehicle down Bourke Street, one of the citys busiest thoroughfares, and then stopped and apparently set it alight before randomly stabbing pedestrians.

A man aged 74, who had been stabbed in the face, died at the scene.

Two other men, aged 26 and 58, are in a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Police identified the man responsible for Fridays attack as 30-year-old Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, 31,  whose 21-year-old brother was accused of plotting a mass murder on New Years Eve at Federation Square last year, a city centre hub and popular tourist spot.  He is in jail awaiting trial.

Footage taken by witnesses showed the man lunging with a large knife at police, who shot him in the chest and killed him. Bystanders were yelling at police: Just shoot him, just shoot him.

Police said Shire Alis Australian passport was cancelled in 2015 after an intelligence report he planned to travel to Syria, but an assessment was made that whilst he had radical views, he posed no threat to national security.

I think it is fair to say he (Shire Ali) was inspired. He was radicalised, Au...

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Tragedy strikes twice for California bar shooting survivors - because several of them ALSO witnessed Las Vegas massacre "IndyWatch Feed World"

Survivors of last year's massacre at the Route 91 country music festival in Las Vegas were at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks at the gunmen started firing sporadically killing 12 people and injuring many. Former Marine and Afghanistan veteran Ian David Long went on a shooting rampage at the crowded bar armed with his Glock 21 .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun with extended magazine. The crowd inside, who had gathered for the bar's weekly college country music night, smashed windows with barstools and scrambled to escape. For several of them, Wednesday's shooting was the second such incident they had survived in little over a year. Survivors and their friends told reporters that some of them had escaped from the massacre at the Route 91 country festival in Las Vegas in October 2017, during which gunman Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured 850.

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Yelp Craters as Much as 32% as Advertisers Abandon the Site "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

CNBC:

Yelp cratered as much as 32 percent Friday, a day after releasing third-quarter earnings that revealed advertisers are abandoning the site and denting revenue.

Shares fell as low as $29.33, a new 52-week low, before paring some losses to close nearly 27 percent down at $31.92. The plunge makes for the stock's worst day of trading since going public in 2012.

Yelp added zero net new advertising customers during the quarter. Yelp earlier this year switched from long-term advertising contracts in local markets to more flexible, nonterm contracts. That change resulted in significant contract cancellations.

The change in contract terms was cited as the reason for the decline.


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The Democratic Party is a Facade: Tree Sitter Fighting Pipeline on the Election "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post The Democratic Party is a Facade: Tree Sitter Fighting Pipeline on the Election appeared first on It's Going Down.

The following statement comes from a tree sitters in the Hellbender Autonomous Zone, who speaks on the recent election and the ongoing battle to stop a series of pipelines in the Appalachian territory.

We are taught that chronic feelings of dread, sadness and hopelessness are purely byproducts of chemical imbalances in our brains. Rarely is it considered that the objectively dark nature of our reality could play a role in how we feel.

When we take note of our conditions and produce natural biological responses (depression, anxiety, mania), we are stigmatized by our peers and sold out to big pharma by our parents and counselors.

Rising temperatures, increasing frequency of natural disasters and the climate crisis are real. You dont need to be a scientist. You dont need to understand feedback loops. You dont need to know what methane, permafrost, albedo or Ozone are.

We all know the environment is changing. We all know the water quality is sketchy and getting worse. We all know its too hot outside, and that it used to snow more often when we were children. We all know that multiple 500-year floods in the span of three years mean this is a different world than what we were born into.

When we acknowledge that our future is a dystopian crisis and that our children may see the collapse of human civilization, we often turn to substances and cognitive dissonance as defense mechanisms for our sanity.

Those in power did not become powerful by fixing problems. They sought power by means of exploitation, and there is no reason to think they would change once in positions of influence. Is anyone surprised that our own government is ignoring scientific data suggesting climate catastrophe by 2100? In two short centuries, our species will have destroyed what was a perfect situation on this planet, for a myth that exploitation is how the world works so that we could pretend that the American dream exists, that a meritocracy exists, and that somehow people get what we deserve.

We are living in these trees because the accepted avenues of action within the system present zero chance of stopping this pipeline. If the Democratic Party would adequately confront the climate crisis, I would just come down and vote. Unfortunately, the Democratic Party is a facade; presenting a myth of opposition to this regime while existing in conspiratorial conjunction with the Republicans. Red team, blue team, its all one regime: the cap...

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Under The Radar: Why Are So Many Nations Going For Gold? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Under The Radar: Why Are So Many Nations Going For Gold? Video Ron Paul Liberty Report While the average person is propagandized into thinking gold isnt money, the elites know better. He who has the gold, makes the rules,...

The post Under The Radar: Why Are So Many Nations Going For Gold? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:19

Blackberry in talks to buy cybersecurity company Cylance "IndyWatch Feed War"

BlackBerry Ltd. is in talks to buy cybersecurity company Cylance Inc. for as much as $1.5 billion, Business Insider reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The new BlackBerry Key2 smartphone is seen at a product launch event for the device in Manhattan in New York, US, June 7, 2018. (REUTERS)

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Irvine, California-based Cylance develops AI-based products to prevent cyberattacks on companies and recently considered filing for an IPO, according to the report.

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A deal could be announced as soon as next week, Business Insider reported citing sources, who cautioned the deal could still fall apart.

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BlackBerry and Cylance did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Now dance to the new Gaza samba (Saker blog exclusive) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Pepe Escobar, in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, special for The Saker Blog Im up and down the Karakoram highway in Gilgit-Baltistan, juggling between the Great Game the original, pitting imperial

15:15

Here's a dirty little secret: 'Think tanks' are among the West's top actors in the media disinformation crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

Most consumers are unaware off the mainstream media's dirty little secret. Think tanks are increasingly taking advantage of tight news budgets to influence the press agenda in favour of their sponsors. Decades ago, these outfits generally operated as policy advisories. Although, some were comfortably enumerated 'retirement homes' for distinguished public servants or intellectuals. However, in modern times, they have become indistinguishable from lobbying firms. With the budgets to match. On the Russia (and broader Eastern European) beat, think tank influence is becoming increasingly dangerous and malign. And it's leading to a crisis in journalistic standards which nobody wants to acknowledge. Two cases this week highlight the malaise. Right now, Hungary and Ukraine are embroiled in a standoff regarding the rights of ethnic Hungarians in the latter country. The disagreement is entirely local, with roots in the 20th century carving-up of Budapest's territory after it found itself on...

15:14

Peter Navarro Blasts China and Wall Street Globalists "IndyWatch Feed War"

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U.S. and Chinese presidents are set to meet at the end of the month

Peter Navarro, seen here at the White House in June, is President Trumps trade adviser.
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WASHINGTONPresident Trumps senior trade adviser, Peter Navarro, excoriated China and attacked Goldman Sachs and Wall Street as Beijings unpaid foreign agents who are weakening the U.S. leader before his meeting this month with Chinas president.

Less than a mile away from where Mr. Navarro spoke, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with their Chinese counterparts to try to mend fences with Beijing, while discussing...

15:12

Tom Luongo: Hillary Will Indict Herself "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Tom Luongo: Hillary Will Indict Herself by Rory The Daily Coin The lead up to the 2018 midterm elections was pretty spectacular. The fall out since even more so. Lets horse trade here. You give me a middle class...

The post Tom Luongo: Hillary Will Indict Herself appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:11

Golden Moments With RockStar Alan Greenspan "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Golden Moments With RockStar Alan Greenspan by Rory The Daily Coin In October 2014 Alan Greenspan conducted an interview with Gillian Tett for the Council on Foreign Relations. After the interview ended Tett ask a couple more questions. This...

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Are psychopaths in office at the B.C. legislature? And If not, what's the best voting system to keep things that way? "IndyWatch Feed World"

One of the first feature stories I ever did for the Georgia Straight was about a UBC researcher and psychology professor named Robert Hare. At the time, he was the world's leading authority on psychopathic behaviour, having pioneered a screening test for the disorder. Hare said that about one in 100 people were psychopaths - and not all of them were violent criminals. Many were swindlers and con artists. These were often charming and charismatic people who emptied seniors' bank accounts and lived parasitical lifestyles. They seemed to lack any conscience. It was if they had a missing chip in their brain. Hare also insisted that psychopathy was a discrete disorder.

15:04

The Seattle Worker: November December 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post The Seattle Worker: November December 2018 appeared first on It's Going Down.

Publication produced by the Seattle branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

The Seattle Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World is proud to release the fourth issue of our official publication, the Seattle Worker. Download the full issue here!

Seattle Worker November-December 2018-01

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White House adviser Navarro warns Wall Street globalist elites over China "IndyWatch Feed War"

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro took a shot at Wall Street Friday, warning globalist elites against meddling with the Trump administrations policy on China.

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Bankers are putting a full court press on the White House to make a deal that would end the escalating trade war between the two nations, Navarro said during a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.
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If and when there is a deal, it will be on President Donald J. Trumps terms not Wall Street terms, he said.
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If Wall Street is involved and continues to insinuate itself into these negotiations, there will be a stench around any deal thats consummated because it will have the imprimatur of Goldman Sachs and Wall Street, Navarro added.
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Peter Navarro, director of the National Trade Council.
Navarro, a former economics professor, accused billionaires and hedge fund managers of engaging in shuttle diplomacy between the United States and China, which he says weakens the President and his negotiating position. It wasnt immediately clear what he was referring to.
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His remarks come ahead of Trumps expected meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit later this month in Argentina. The administration has sent mixed messages about whether the two are nearing a truce that would lift more than $250 billion in retaliatory tariffs on an array of goods ranging from chemical products and motors to luggage and hats.
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The comments reflect the ongoing divisions inside the Trump administration between free traders including those with Wall Street backgrounds like Treasury Secre...

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The US squeeze on Iran and its allies has begun: Europe looking for alternatives "IndyWatch Feed World"

Today the harshest and highest level economic and energy sanctions that can be imposed on any country are being imposed unilaterally on Iran. The US establishment will try its best to bring the Islamic Republic to its knees and Tehran will do its best to cross the US minefield. Whatever the outcome, Iran will never submit to Washington's twelve conditions. Iran is not a fledgeling country ready to collapse at the imposition of the first tight sanctions, nor will Iran allow its oil exports to be frozen without reacting. In fact, US and UN sanctions against Iran date to the beginning of the Islamic Revolution and the fall of the Shah in 1979. No doubt the Iranian economy will be affected. Nevertheless, Iranian unity today has reached new heights. President Trump has managed to bring reformists and radicals together under the same umbrella! Iranian General Qassem Soleimani has said to President Hassan Rouhani: "You walk and we stand ahead of you. Don't respond to Trump's provocations...

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The Stupidest, Most Tragic War "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

We are now before the 100th anniversary of World War I, the war that was supposed to end all wars.  While honoring the 16 million who died in this conflict, we should also condemn the memory of the politicians, officials and incompetent generals who created this horrendous blood bath.

Ive walked most of the Western Front of the Great War, visited its battlefields and haunted forts, and seen the seas of crosses marking its innumerable cemeteries.

As a former soldier and war correspondent, Ive always considered WWI as he stupidest, most tragic and catastrophic of all modern wars.

The continuation of this conflict, World War II, killed more people and brought more destruction on civilians in firebombed cities but, at least for me, World War I holds a special horror and poignancy.  This war was not only an endless nightmare for the soldiers in their pestilential trenches, it also violently ended the previous 100 years of glorious European civilization, one of mankinds most noble achievements.

Ive explored the killing fields of Verdun many times and feel a visceral connection to this ghastly place where up to 1,000,000 soldiers died.  I have even spent the night there, listening to the sirens that wailed without relent, and watching searchlights that pierced the night, looking for the ghosts of the French and German soldiers who died here.

Verduns soil was so poisoned by explosives and lethal gas that to this day it produces only withered, stunted scrub and sick trees.  Beneath the surface lie the shattered remains of men and a deadly harvest of unexploded shells that still kill scores of intruders each year.  The spooky Ossuaire Chapel contains the bone fragments of 130,000 men, blown to bits by the millions of high explosive shells that deluged Verdun.

The town of the same name is utterly bleak, melancholy and cursed.  Young French and German officers are brought here to see firsthand the horrors of war and the crime of stupid generalship.

Amid all the usual patriotic cant from politicians, imperialists and churchmen about the glories of this slaughter, remember that World War I was a contrived conflict that was totally avoidable.  Contrary to the war propaganda that still clouds and corrupts our historical view, World War I was not started by Imperial Germany.

Professor Christopher Clark in his brilliant book, `The Sleepwalkers shows how officials and politicians in Britain and France conspired to transform Serbias murder of Austro-Hungarys Crown Prince into a continent-wide conflict.  France bur...

The Five Features of the Lefts Fact-Free Universe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Well, this is nice.

Apparently a left-wing mob showed up at the home of FOX News personality Tucker Carlson the other night while he was still at the FOX studio.

After receiving text messages about a commotion outside his home, Carlson called his wife.

She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner, Carlson recalled, and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming. Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door.

People were chanting racist scumbag, leave town! and Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!

In a since-deleted video, a woman can be overheard talking about bringing a pipe bomb to Carlsons house.

The groups Twitter account, Smash Racism DC, has since been suspended by Twitter. It had told Carlson that in the same way that his television program makes them feel unsafe, their presence outside his house was intended to convey to him that he was not safe, either.

Given Carlsons downright heroic stances on Syria and Iran, in which he has been a lonely voice on the right, I couldnt help posting the following on Twitter:

Someone responded:

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How the Full Declassification of This FISA Warrant "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If, like me, you do not follow the current machinations in American politics on a comprehensive basis, but you are rather just trying to get the gist of what is going on underneath the deception and posturing, then the names and events that have come flooding forward can be somewhat overwhelming, and hard to distinguish. Take the Russia Collusion narrative: We have Mueller. Rosenstein. Sessions. Nunes. Comey. Manafort. Flynn. Page (Carter or Lisa?). Strzok. McCabe. Steele. Ohr. Papadopoulos. And the list of ancillary players goes on. Can you distinguish all these players and their roles?

My intention in this article is to lay out a simplified explanation of the situation, in order for you to understand the basic story line regarding one particular aspect of the Russia Collusion narrative: the FISA warrant that authorized the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign before the 2016 elections. It is my contention that the full declassification of this FISA warrant may be the lynchpin in unraveling Deep State control over the United States and allow all of us to finally glean the truth behind the deception that has long ruled American politics.

FISA Warrant

FISA stands for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and is a United States federal law which establishes procedures for the physical and electronic surveillance and collection of foreign intelligence information between foreign powers and agents of foreign powers suspected of espionage or terrorism. A FISA warrant is a document that a US intelligence agency needs to bring to the FISA court in order to get the courts approval to spy on U. S. citizens that have been determined by that warrant to be colluding with one or more foreign powers against the United States.

Cutting to the chase, this means that if corrupt elements within the FBI wanted to spy on the Trump Presidential Campaign in order to further Hillary Clintons chances of winning the 2016 election, their best way to do it would be to provide the FISA court with evidence that someone in the Trump Campaign had ties to a foreign power and was suspected of engaging in espionage or terrorism.

Carter Pa...

Socialists and Fascists "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In 1939, the same year the Germans and the Russians mutually consented to rape Poland, T.S. Eliot rather famously (or, I suppose for some, infamously) declared: If you will not have God (and He is a jealous God), you should pay your respects to Hitler or Stalin. Eliot, of course, could not have been more correct. In 1936, you had three choices: National Socialism, international socialism, or dignity.

In 2018, we find ourselves in similar circumstances, even if they arent quite as clear cut as they were in 1936.

Of all the disturbing developments in culture and ideas over the last several yearsincluding violence against legitimate authority, violence against the average citizen, and violence against the very ideas that undergird the Westfew have been more disturbing than the reemergence of communism and socialism.

Why is this happening now, as much of Western civilization lingers in its twilight state? Most likely, it has to do with three critical things. First, we scholars have failed to convince the public of just how wicked all forms of communism were and remain. Most historians have focused their research and teaching on how liberated every form of eccentricity has become and howin terms of race and gendervictims remain victims. Almost all historians ignore the most salient fact of the 20th century: that governments murdered more than 200 million innocents, the largest massacre in the history of the world. Terror reigned in the killing fields, the Holocaust camps, and the gulags.

Second, an entire generation has grown up never knowing such things as the Soviet gulags or even the Berlin Wall. Indeed, its been more than a full generation since communism existentially threatened sustained violence on a global scale. With America currently at the height of her power (militarily and economically, not spiritually or ethically), we are the bad guys of the world, if for no other reason than we standfor the most partabove and alone.

Third, the five nations that remain officially communistCuba, Laos, Vietnam, North Korea and mainland Chinaseem to be relentlessly backward, mad, or capitalist. No one thinks about the first three countries anymore. North Korea looks like a loony bin. China seems more bent on profit and power more than anything it might profess officially.

Equally disturbing is that most younger defenders of communism buy into the oldest propaganda line of the Leftthat real communism has never been tried and fascism is the polar opposite of communism. That the Nazis were actually National Socialists, these apologists argue, was merely a cynical ploy on the part of Hitler to gain the support of the working and middle classes of Germany. The term socialism meant nothing to Hitler. He was really a supporter of controlled corporate capitalism, not of the beautiful and compelling i...

The Worst Rise to the Top "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A New York City federal jury has spoken, and its message is ominous: federal prosecutors are empowered to criminalize actions for which there is no statutory prohibition. To put it another way, the government has pulled criminal charges out of thin air and journalists are cheering.

The news media outlets are framing this as a college basketball corruption case, but that is a misnomer, to put it mildly, which I will explain later. First, the news as is being reported on the CBS Sports website :

NEW YORK All three defendants in the first college basketball corruption trial were found guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud on Wednesday.

A jury found James Gatto guilty on all three of his counts and Christian Dawkins and Merl Code were found guilty on both of theirs.

Gatto is a former Adidas employee, Code a former consultant. Dawkins is a former aspiring sports agent. The outcome of the trial stands to have widespread impact on college athletics in the coming months and years, be it in the continued reform of NCAA bylaws or by way of punishments against coaches and/or schools down the road.

The U.S. Attorneys Office in the Southern District of New York successfully argued the trio of men defrauded the University of Louisville and the University of Kansasin the process of helping funnel money and recruits to those schools, with the intention of later signing prospects to endorsement deals.

All three were found guilty on wire fraud and specific conspiracy to commit wire fraud against the University of Louisville. Gattos third guilty count was a conspiracy to commit wire fraud against the University of Kansas.

(I add that the Southern District of New York that gave us Rudy Giulianis predations in the 1980s, the Martha Stewart non-inside trading case, and the awful Frank Quattrone conviction which later was overturned. Names like Giuliani, James Comey, and Preet Bahara line the wall in the Abusive Prosecutors Hall of Shame.)

The charges sound ominous: wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and defrauding the University of Louisville and the University of Kansas. But when we break down the actual charges and what they mean, a different picture emerges. Before doing that, however, I need to...

Its Not Just the Time That Changed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is the time of year when were forced to reset our clocks Daylight Savings Time. Theres something else that needs re-setting, too.

Our frames of reference for cars.

Let me explain using some specifics:

There is no longer much amenity difference between luxury cars and other cars . . .

There is more price difference than there has ever been.

You can spend as little as $13,000 or so for a new car or six figures plus. That gap is much wider than the price gap between a 1972 Pinto and a 1972 Sedan deVille.

But todays $13k car is a lot closer to the six figure car in terms of amenities.

Both will come standard with air conditioning which was hugely luxurious (and almost always extra-cost, if it was even offered) in other than luxury cars back in 72. Todays six figure car may have three zone and climate control AC and nicer vents and probably a graphic/LCD display showing you how the air is flowing.

But youre just as cool inside the $13k car.

Which will also come standard with power windows and locks, at the least and will probably come standard with intermittent wipers, cruise control and stereo far better than anything available in any Cadillac back in the 70s or even the 80s and possibly, the 90s, too.

It will have Bluetooth wireless and probably an LCD touchscreen interface. Not even a Rolls had sucj things back in 72 or 92.

By the time you get to around $35,000 or so, there is even less meaningful difference. You will usually find heated (and cooled) leather seats in the $35k car; many also have heated steering wheels. There will be climate control AC and cruise control the latter often adaptive (it slows and accelerates the car automatically) just as in the six-figure car.

There will be an excellent stereo. And really good brakes always four wheel disc brakes behind aluminum wheels usually a minimum of 17 inches in diameter. The seats will be powered; the car will likely have at least a sunroof and possibly a full-length panorama sunroof. Most 2019s at this price point also have configurable ambient interior LED lighting, too a thing only the six figure cars had until about five or so years ago.

So what is the difference other than the price?

The main one is power/performance but even that gap is narrowing. It is becoming hard to find an objectively under-powered new car. There are simply some cars that are more powerful than others.

At the $35k price point, virtually any car regardless of make or model will be capable of getting to 60 MPH in six seconds. Many do it...

The Mid-Terms "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Finally the mid-terms are behind us.  There was no Blue Wave nor was there as I hoped, a Red Tide.  There was, in fact, a split decision that leaves the country in a slightly better but still deeply divided state.

It will take a little time to fully digest what happened here but one thing is very clear to me looking at these results.

This election, like all things American politics now, was all about Donald Trump.

And I say that for two reasons.

The first is at the statewide level This is the level where I think Trumps influence is the greatest and where voters can separate him from both the GOP and the Democrats.  He was elected to Drain the Swamp and during his first two years in office he did what he could given his tools.

And where he openly campaigned for candidates, even marginal ones like Rick DeSantis here in Florida, it made all the difference (Ridiculous vote fraud in Broward still filling out ballots notwithstanding).   Where the Democrats threw tens of millions in PAC money to flip states like Florida, Texas and Georgia, they came a cropper because of Trump.

And thats why the Republicans who accepted his help won and flipped seats in the Senate, including two big ones in Florida and Missouri.

The second reason has to do with the failure of the House to give him proper support in getting passed the major issues voters wanted:

  1. Repeal of Obamacare
  2. Improved Immigration Laws
  3. The Border Wall

These three things, as Ann Coulter and Tucker Carlson keep pointing out were failures for the House.  And so why should we be mourning losing a GOP-controlled House that refused to do the peoples work?

That is who the House is supposed to Represent, after all.

The Senate is supposed to reflect the states interests. At least that was the way it worked before the Revolution of 1913 and the direct election of Senators.

And the blame/credit for this poor performance in the House can be laid directly at the feet of lame-duck Speaker Paul Ryan (D-Wis).  Ryan worked tirelessly to obstruct Trump and play the adult in the room when what he was doing was assisting his real party, The Davos Crowd, who didnt want to see one whit of reform hit Washington.

Remember folks, even Obama wasnt allowed to do much other than be a caretaker for the plan and it it the job of your elected officials to sell you on that plan which is ultimately erecting an unelected oligarchy and bureaucracy that resists all change.

That was Ryans job as leader of the GOPs House contingent.  And in doing so, he undermined it and raised the probability of Tuesdays results.

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Radical Freedom of Association "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Is there any way out of the multicultural mess that weve gotten ourselves into? Diversity, multiculturalism, and other Leftist euphemisms promoting the idea that different groups of people can and must be forced to live and work and socialize and raise families together, has proven to be a failure. The question is no longer should it continue? or can it be fixed?, but rather how can the damage be undone?

Lets start off by acknowledging that actions have consequences. Decisions made in the past have lasting effects many of which cannot be undone. We must live with those consequences, fix them where possible, and, hopefully, learn from them.

Before we tackle the question, lets set some realistic parameters:

  1. It must be practical and workable. There is no magic wand to wave and undo the past.
  2. It must be moral and just. Thats who we are; at least, thats who my people are.
  3. It must be economically feasible; paying off people with money we dont have is not.
  4. It must be acceptable to enough of the people to win political support.
  5. Citizens cannot simply be stripped of their citizenship and deported. Maybe they should not have been granted citizenship, but they were, and we have to work with that.

The damage done to us as a nation cannot be undone. What can be done, however, is restoring and reorienting our society to prevent further damage. The solution is simple. It is not easy, nor is it fast, but it is simple. What is needed is to recognize, and put into place, Freedom of Association. What this means is that every citizen has the right to associate with or not associate with; to do business with or not do business with; to hire or fire; to buy from or sell to; anyone for any reason or for no reason. This means the complete abolishment of all laws and all penalties, both civil and criminal, regarding discrimination based on race, religion, sex, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other criteria.

This puts honesty back into our society. No longer would every interaction between those of different groups be questioned as to authenticity and genuineness. No longer would someones credentials be questioned and assumed to be just another Affirmative Action case who could not compete otherwise. No longer would people be forced to do that which they know is wrong, or deal with those who they believe represent a threat to their way of life.

Lets explore the possibility of taking this a step further. If a large enough group of people decide that they want to enforce a particular standard based on race or any other criteria, they could have the legal right to do so including incorporating as a municipality with standards of race, ethnicity, religion,...

Postmortem "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And so, with the midterm election in the rearview mirror, behold the rush into the next phase of Civil War 2. The Golden Golem of Greatness (aka, President Trump) finally requested the resignation of the feckless Attorney General, Mr. Sessions a fine point as we shall see. The New York Times, of course, played it as an opportunity to litigate the constitution in their headline the day after:

Jeff Sessions Is Forced Out as Attorney
General as Trump Installs Loyalist

WASHINGTON President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, replacing him with a loyalist who has echoed the presidents complaints about the special counsel investigation into Russias election interference and will now take charge of the inquiry.

Notice that in the headline and the lede The Times is trying to establish the legalistic meme that Sessions was fired rather than resigned, hoping to trigger an obscure DOJ rule that a fired AG cannot be replaced by a temporary appointment. (Well, Mr. Sessions did sign a letter of resignation stating thatuh he resigned.) At the same time, The Times tries to establish that the incoming Acting AG, Matthew G. Whitaker, is too biased to serve, setting the table for a constitutional food fight.

Of course The New York Times is no longer a newspaper in the traditional sense, but an advocacy and propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. Theyre pushing this desperate gambit because its clear that Mr. Trump is taking the gloves off now in this long-running battle. Whats at stake is whether the DOJ will prosecute the actual and obvious collusion that occurred during and after the 2016 election namely, the misconduct of the highest DOJ and FBI officials in collusion with the Hillary Clinton campaign to cook up the bogus Russia-gate case, and the subsequent scramble to cover up their activities when Mrs. Clinton lost the election and they realized the evidence trail of this felonious activity would not be shoved down the memory hole by Clinton appointees.

The result has been two years with no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion and two years of DOJ / FBI stonewalling over the release of pertinent documents in the matter. There is already an established and certified evidence trail indicating that James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Bruce and Nellie Ohr, Lisa Page, and others (including former CIA Director John Brennan and former DNI James Clapper) acted illegally in politicizing their offices. Some of these figures have been subject to criminal referrals by the DOJ Inspector General, Mr. Horowitz. Some of them are liable to further criminal investigation Many of them have been singing to grand juries out of the news spo...

Antifa Cowards Threaten Tucker Carlson at Home "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Fox News host Tucker Carlson stated on his show, via telephone, that one of the members of the ANTIFA fascist group that threatened his wife at his home may have been a guest on his show.

ANTIFA late night masked gathering at Carlsons home appears to have been organized by Smash Racism DC, an ANTIFA group that was co-founded by Mike Isaacson, who has appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Tucker Carlson stated while calling into his show

I think we know who these people are. In fact, I think one of the people screaming at my wife last night has been a guest on our show.

So, these are semi-public people.

Carlson noted that while he cannot prove that the person he is thinking of was involved in the fascist gathering, DC police are on it and will find out. Carlson further added that what happened at his home was not a protest, but an outright threat.

If you have something to say, youre always welcome to come back on and say it. Again, he doesnt want to say it, he doesnt want to convince you, he wants to scare you into shutting up.

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Durans Alex Christoforou take a quick look at the rise in violence from far left ANTIFA fascist groups, that have now taken city and University riots to a much more personal levelharassing conservative voices at restaurants and movie theaters, to now showing up at their homes, threatening harm to those targeted and their family members.

Via The National Review

A group of protesters congregated outside what they claimed was Fox News host Tucker Carlsons home in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night to chant threatening messages.

Smash Racism D.C., a self-described anti-fascist group, posted a video of their members screaming obscenities at Carlsons house and blaming his policies for the deaths of thousands of people.

Tucker Carlson, we will fight! the protesters chanted. We know where you sleep at night!

In a first video posted to Twitter, one ANTIFA fascist can be seen ringing Tucker Carlsons doorbell and then running away. The tweet have since been removed.

Scientists Reveal Lost Continents "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Below the huge landmass of the seventh continent there are millions of years of seismic history. Data compiled by a now-defunct satellite has unveiled the processes that took place under the thick ice sheet of Antarctica long ago.

European scientists have discovered the relics of long-lost continents beneath Antarctica, which shed light on the under-studied history of the mysterious icy world.

The Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE), a gravity-mapping satellite mission of the European Space Agency that ran out of fuel and fell back to our planet in 2013, produced results that are of renewed interest to the scientific community.

While cruising in orbit above our planet from 2009 to 2013, the GOCE measured its gravitational field in 3D, which helped researchers from Kiel University in Germany and the British Antarctic Survey compile a high-fidelity global gravity map.

These gravity images are revolutionizing our ability to study the least understood continent on Earth, Antarctica, co-author Fausto Ferraccioli said in a statement on ESAs website.

The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, also gives insight into the plate tectonic movement in the Antarctic region and into how the continent was formed. In a 24-second animation clip that depicts the last 200 million years, scientists portrayed how ancient continents, which once made up the supercontinent Gondwana, were connected in the past and how they drifted apart due to plate tectonics.

In East Antarctica we see an exciting mosaic of geological features that reveal fundamental similarities and differences between the crust beneath Antarctica and other continents it was joined to until 160 million years ago.

Apart from the evident historical value, the researchers say, these findings can help us learn how Antarcticas continental structure is influencing the behavior of ice sheets and how rapidly Antarctica regions will rebound in response to melting ice.

Reprinted from Sputnik News.

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Whaleoil World news quiz "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The post Whaleoil World news quiz appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Scientists look at a traditional Ayurvedic herb as a natural cure for cancer "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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(Natural News) The potential of antioxidants in cancer treatment and prevention has become the subject of many scientific endeavors. Among these...

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Epidemic Level of Peanut Allergies in the US -- Vaccine Adjuvants Include Peanut Derivatives "IndyWatch Feed World"

Peanuts are high on the list of foods that kids are commonly allergic to these days. And for children who have this allergy, even the smallest exposure to a peanut can result in serious even life-threatening anaphylaxis. 

Experts freely admit that the peanut allergy situation in America is so serious as to be labelled almost epidemic, but insist they have no idea whats causing the problem.

A report by Mount Sinai Hospitals Jaffe Food Allergy Institute found that between 1997 and 2008, the number of kids with peanut allergies tripled, from just 1-in-250 to about 1-in-70.

This is shocking when you consider that even a few decades ago peanut allergies were almost unheard of, and in Eastern countries like India, where children eat large amounts of peanuts, such allergies are extremely uncommon.


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US DOJ sues UBS Bank over alleged crisis-era mortgage security fraud "IndyWatch Feed World"

Switzerland's largest bank, UBS, has been accused by US authorities of defrauding investors in its sale of residential mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008-2009 global financial crisis. According to the complaint by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed with the federal court in Brooklyn, New York, the bank is accused of misleading investors about the quality of more than $41 billion of subprime and other risky mortgage loans backing 40 securities offerings in 2006 and 2007. The lawsuit came after UBS rejected a US government proposal that it pay nearly $2 billion to settle, sources told Reuters. US Attorney Richard Donoghue in Brooklyn said investors suffered "catastrophic losses" from the Swiss bank's failure to fully disclose the risks of mortgage securities it helped sell.

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Dems Actively Trying to Steal Fla. Election Report "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes sordid activity resurfaces

The post Dems Actively Trying to Steal Fla. Election Report appeared first on Alternative News Network.

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Sniper-treated beans: Fear grips Nigerians as CPC issues warning "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

There is palpable fear in the country owing to the discovery of sniper-treated beans, a situation that arose through an online video that had gone viral. Though the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has advised Nigerians on how to avoid the food poisoning associated with the act, fear has gripped many while others remain unperturbed. After []

The post Sniper-treated beans: Fear grips Nigerians as CPC issues warning appeared first on Newtelegraph.

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INEC puts Uzodinma on list as Imo APC candidate after initial omission "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Lagos has 41 governorship candidates, 589 eye assembly seats 32 seek gov seats in Kwara APC has no gov candidate in Zamfara Amosuns associates pick DPP slots, Dimeji Bankole makes list     The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday displayed names and qualifications of candidates of political parties running for the 2019 governorship election []

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Kite Line: Naming Disability "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Kite Line: Naming Disability appeared first on It's Going Down.

Long running anti-prison podcast and radio show Kite Line returns this week to discuss the intersections of disability and incarceration.

Listen and Download HERE

Today, we are sharing the next part of an interview with Talila Lewis and Dustin Gibson, two organizers and researchers addressing the intersection of disability and incarceration.  You heard their interview about the impact of prison on the Deaf community, and the organization they work with, HEARD- Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf. Now, Dustin starts out speaking about the sometimes mortal consequences of being poor, and about some issues with juvenile incarceration. Dustin explains how important it is to be able to identify and name disability, and Talila tells us about various types of disability and where it intersects with prison. They also speak about their work with the Harriet Tubman Collective, and some of the issues they encounter while organizing around disability.

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Kanu: Court okays suit to prosecute Fani-Kayode, Abaribe, others "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday granted a suit seeking an order of mandamus to compel the police and the Department of State Service (DSS) to prosecute a former Minister of Aviation, Dr. Femi Fani-Kayode; Senator representing Abia South, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe; Messrs Tochukwu Uchendu, and Emmanuel Shallom Ben, for allegedly aiding the []

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NURTW members beat up Ondo lawmakers for removing speaker, deputy "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Like a scene from a Hollywood movie, members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) invaded the Ondo State House of Assembly, beating lawmakers who had impeached the erstwhile speaker of the Assembly, Bamidele Oleyeloogun and his deputy, Mr Iroju Ogundeji, blue black. Led by the Chairman of NURTW, Mr Jacob Adebo, popularly []

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From Economic Crisis to World War III "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

From Economic Crisis to World War III by QIAN LIU  Project Syndicate The response to the 2008 economic crisis has relied far too much on monetary stimulus, in the form of quantitative easing and near-zero (or even negative) interest...

The post From Economic Crisis to World War III appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Don't buy from these Fox News advertisers: Progressive, Capital One, Applebees, IHOP, Match.com, Angie's List, How Advi "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Fox News is a malevolent and destructive force. Not only is the network's programming becoming increasingly extreme, deceitful, and racist, but Fox News is also functioning as Donald Trump's personal propaganda operation. Please contact Fox News' advertisers and ask them to stop advertising on Fox News. Meanwhile, don't buy from them or patronize them.

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MAN WHO DEFRAUDED 50 PERSONS: I was swindled trying to get sugar mummy on Facebook "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Twenty-nine-year-old Aminu Ahmed Yerima is a Masters degree holder studied and graduated from the University of Ghana, Accra. With his degree, he could have sought employment in any establishment, either in Ghana or Nigeria, but he seems to prefer the odious job of becoming one of the young Nigerians, who prowl the internet, seeking those []

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Interpol Not Allowed To Investigate Missing Chinese Official "IndyWatch Feed War"

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There was no reason for me to [suspect] anything was forced or wrong about Meng Hongweis resignation letter, secretary general Juergen Stock says

Rules-based organisation must mitigate negative impact of Chinese officials disappearance

South China Morning Post

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 November, 2018, 4:38pm
UPDATED : Friday, 09 November, 2018, 5:08pm
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HUGE=> Broward County Police Remove Rep. Matt Gaetz from Filming Officials Secretly Loading Boxes In/Out of Office (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!

Broward County Riot Police removed Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) from filming county officials secretly moving boxes in and out of Broward County election offices.

Matt posted the video at 9:30 on Friday night.

They must not know Matt is a Congressman!

Matt Gaetz wrote: BREAKING: I took this video as the riot police removed me from where trucks were secretly loading stuff in/out of Broward Supervisors office. All this while they are violating constitutional rights & a court order! #BrowardCounty

Where are the US Marshals?

As reported earlier. Florida voter JoAnn Knox captured Broward County Election Officials Transferring Ballots in a Similar Rented Enterprise Truck on Election Night!

This violates all chain of custody requirements for paper ballots, argues Independent Congressional candidate for Floridas 23rd District, Tim Canova.


They were transferring ballots around without any security officials in sight!

JoAnn Knox said that as she was leaving, two women carrying a box marked provisional ballots, said the truck left these out there.

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More Guardian Lies About Nicaragua "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Cathedral protests highlight Ortegas broken Alliance with Nicaraguas church an article in todays Guardian by Toby Stirling has no true facts this has become typical of The Guardians reporting on Nicaragua. Even the pictures used are full of lies. Nicaragua has been the victim of an attempted coup by the oligarchs, the Catholic church, US financed NGOs and the US and major media like The Guardian have helped them.

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Stop the blame game, show your performance Rewane Adegbenro "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Otunba Adejare Rewane Adegbenro was born into two political dynasties; his paternal grandfather was the late Premier of the defunct Western Region, Alhaji Dauda Soroye Adegbenro. On the other side, his maternal grandfather was the late Pro-Democracy crusader and financier of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Pa Alfred Rewane. He spoke with OLALEKAN OSIADE on []

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Key Dates, Terms for Floridas Recount Decisions on Governor, Senate Races
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Florida Governor and Senate candidate Rick Scott says he is asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate elections offices in Palm Beach and Broward counties, questioning whether they were trying to inflate the Democratic vote.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. It could take the whole month of November to definitively decide who Florida's next governor and senator will be.

By the end of this week, the top races on Florida's midterm ballot probably will cross the threshold into machine recounts of the ballots and a possible hand recount of overvotes and undervotes.

Both Rick Scott and Bill Nelson have filed lawsuits in the state's Senate race.

On Thursday, Scott, the current Republican governor, said he asked the state's top law enforcement agency to investigate election operations in Broward and Palm Beach counties and filed lawsuits demanding access to ballots narrowing his lead against Nelson, the Democratic senator.

"I will not stand idly by while unethical liberals try to steal an election," Scott said.

Nov. 8: Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSantis Florida governor's race appears headed to a recount

Nov. 8: GOP's Rick Scott files lawsuit in Florida elections, accuses officials of 'rampant fraud'

Meanwhile, Nelson has filed a lawsuit asking that the deadline for local election officials to file preliminary unofficial vote totals to the state to be extended past noon Saturday.

In the governor's race, on Thursday, the unofficial count gave Republican nominee Ron DeSantis a 38,000-vote lead on Democrat Andrew Gillum. That appeared to be within the 0.5 percent margin that requires an automatic machine recount once the count is certified.

Mayor Gillum started his campaign for the people and we are committed to ensuring every single vote in Florida is counted," said Gillum spokeswoman Johanna Cervone about the Tallahassee mayor.

In order to navigate the potential confusion, here are the important terms and dates as elections supervisors and the Florida Department of State's Division of Elections sort thro...

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Donald Trump says Emmanuel Macron insulting on EU army comments "IndyWatch Feed War"

US president attacks French leaders call for a true European force

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President Trump with French President Emmanuel Macron along the colonnade at the White House on April 24, 2018. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

By Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington

Donald Trump criticised Emmanuel Macron as he arrived in Paris, saying it was very insulting that the French president had suggested that Europe needed an army to protect itself from the US.

As Air Force One landed in France where Mr Trump will join world leaders to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war, the US president castigated Mr Macron over comments that the French leader had made on Tuesday about the need for a true European army.

We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America, Mr Macron said on Tuesday, the day of the US midterm elections, while touring a first world war battle site.

As Mr Trump was flying to Paris, the White House tweeted that the historic alliance between the two allies was thriving thanks to the close bond between Mr Trump and his French counterpart. Shortly before Mr Trump disembarked in Paris, however, he criticised Mr Macron on Twitter.

President Macron...has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the US, China and Russia, Mr Trump tweeted from Air Force One.

Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of Nato, which the US subsidises greatly! Mr Macron justified his comments by arguing that the US was threatening to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, an arms control agreement from 1987 that helped to end the cold war, which he said would threaten European security.

The US has pledged to pull out from the INF treaty because it believes that Russia, the only other country bound by the accord, is cheating on the agreement a charge Moscow also levels at Washington.

The Trump administration believes that the US should not be constrained by a treaty that does not apply to China and other countries if Russia is not adhering to the arms-control pact. The latest spat between Mr Trump and another world leader comes after a period of several months during which the US president had largely refrained from criticising Europe and its leaders.

As he campaigned for Republican party candidates in the months leading up to the US midterm elections, Mr Trump had instead levelled criticisms at China over its trade surplus with America....

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Siri, Im getting pulled over: A new shortcut for iPhones can automatically record the police "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Theres a big new feature for iPhone experts this year: Its an app called Shortcuts, and with a little bit of logic and know-how, you can stitch together several apps and create a script that can be activated by pressing a button or using Siri.

Some early uses are predictable, like saving Instagram photos, sharing the song youre listening to, or creating a morning routine that activates your lights and plays a song.

But Robert Petersen of Arizona has developed a more serious shortcut: Its called Police, and it monitors police interactions so you have a record of what happened.

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The Reopening of The UAE Embassy Might Signal Syrias Pivot to The GCC "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

By Andrew Korybko Source It would be foolish to believe that the uber-wealthy UAE needs war-torn Syria more than the reverse, so the reported reopening of the Emirati Embassy more than likely signals a significant change in policy on Damascus behalf and not Abu Dhabis, the ramifications of which could be far-reaching for the entire []

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Astronomers Have Discovered A Black Hole That Is Spinning So Fast That it Could Be Spinning Space Itself "IndyWatch Feed World"

Back in 2016, a black hole was spotted literally bursting out X-rays. This was quite interesting and has since been monitored by NASA.

According to NASAs Chandra X-Ray Observatory, these bursts were cause by gas and dust that were falling into the black hole. This black hole was about ten times the mass of the Sun. Through their research, they were able to find that the object is spinning at a pace like never seen before. This black hole literally spins so fast that it could be spinning close to the speed of light.

A study on this black hole has been approved for publication and will be going into The Astrophysical Journal. While scientists currently only have two means of measuring black holes the spinning rate is important. This one was spinning at the rate of 0.9. That meaning it is almost capable of literally making space itself rotate, isnt that insane?

The Department of Space Research in India wrote as follows in regards to these findings as they worked hand in hand with NASA on the project:

In black hole systems, mass from a regular star gets stripped off and falls towards the black hole forming a disk around the black hole. The temperature of the disk is more than ten million degrees and hence the system emits X-rays. The total power coming out of these systems is often more than ten thousand times that of the sun. Yet these systems very rapidly in time-scales much less than a second.

Astronomers have always been puzzled by the enigmatic black hole system called GRS 1915+105. It shows many different kinds of behavior and its X-ray emission sometimes oscillates nearly periodically (hence these oscillations are termed as Quasi-period oscillations) on a time-scale of a few hundred milliseconds. Astronomers believe that these oscillations may occur because the inner part of the disk surrounding the black hole processes (i.e. wobbles) because the spinning black hole drags the space-time fabric around it as predicted by Einsteins General theory of relativity.

While these oscillations have been known and studied earlier in low energy X-rays using the American satellite Rossi X-ray Timing Experiment, they have now been detected and characterized in high energy X-rays by the Large Area X-ray Proportional Counter (LAXPC) on board the ISRO space mission, AstroSat. Observing the phenomenon in high energy X-rays is criti...

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A Complete Idiots Guide to the Imaginary Party "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post A Complete Idiots Guide to the Imaginary Party appeared first on It's Going Down.

An overview and exploration of both the ideas and applications that evolved out of the French theoretical journal, Tiqqun.

tl;dr: you dont need or want
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Wendy Trevino, Revolutionary Letter, 2018

A Brief Introduction To The Text

A long time ago, on a vast plateau in central France, I was helping some friends build a wooden house. The spring of 2013 had just arrived, the air was getting warm, and the snow from a few weeks earlier had been replaced by rain. We were in the middle of digging holes for the foundation, an thwarted by large chunks of pure granite. In between sessions with the jack-hammer, wed swing our picks and chip away at the crumbling boulders buried beneath the wet earth. We talked about many things while we worked and eventually reached the subject of contemporary nihilism. All of us had been critiqued by nihilists for a variety of reasons with our efforts labeled as social, liberal, positivist, or reformist. In particular, my French friends had been accused of entering retirement with their cabins on the plateau. Just as this fact was relayed to me, the clouds broke open and allowed the sunlight to hit our faces. Before anyone could speak, two rainbows appeared no more than twenty feet away, towering over our holes in the ground. All we could do was laugh in joy, because these dont just happen. Shortly after this, we began to discuss the Imaginary Party and its implications for the future of struggle.

My friend claimed that of all the theoretical concepts expounded in the works of Tiqqun and the Invisible Committee, the idea of the Imaginary Party remained obscure for both its French and North American audience. Despite its centrality to their entire body of work, the Imaginary Party has never been examined beyond a few cursory paragraphs. While the The Call, Theory of Bloom, Theory of the Young-Girl, This is Not a Program, The Coming Insur...

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Scientists Have Discovered a Kill Switch In the Human Body That Can Destroy Any Type of Cancer in the Human Body "IndyWatch Feed World"

In this day and age cancer is something that runs rampant. Just about everyone you come across has been affected by it be it themselves or through seeing a loved one face it.

Some recent studies have uncovered something quite fascinating. It seems that self-destructing the cancer itself might be an option. Researchers from the Northwestern University have found that through forcing cells to trigger a mechanism within them might be exactly the way to combat cancer. This team discovered sequences in the human genome that when converted into small-double stranded RNA molecules triggered the accidental kill switch in cells that basically prevents cancer.

This is something that we do not know much about but are quite excited to see. These findings mean that we can effectively reduce tumor growth without some of the harmful side effects. This could become a form of cancer therapy in the future once more research has been carried out in regards.

Marcus Peter, lead author on these studies said as follows in a press release:

Its like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, shooting yourself and jumping off a building all at the same time,

You cannot survive.

This could be a major breakthrough,

We think this is how multicellular organisms eliminated cancer before the development of the adaptive immune system, which is about 500 million years old,

It could be a fail-safe that forces rogue cells to commit suicide. We believe it is active in every cell protecting us from cancer.

You see these RNA molecules not only destroy cancer, but they also get rid of the genes that cancer cells would need to survive. Until recently we did not know why this kind of thing worked. This coding being uncovered opens the door to so much more.  Now that we know how this kind of thing works we can even work without chemotherapy to stop cancer or at least will be able to in the future.

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Ogun APC falling into old trap "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In its bid to achieve genuine reconciliation ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Ogun State chapter of the APC has descended into deeper confusion as some analysts argue that the ruling party in the state may fall into the same trap that consumed the PDP in 2011. OLALEKAN OSIADE looks at the contending issues. []

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9 Signs Your Calling Is to Be a Modern Day Shaman "IndyWatch Feed World"

Shamans might not be as spoken about in this day and age, but they are still quite present. While times have changed, there are still healers being born and working to help the people of this planet.

Shamanism, for those who might not know, is an ancient art of healing tradition. It is a way of life that many are born inclined to choose. Shamans are much more connected with nature and all living things in this world. While modernized in many ways shamanism is something a lot of people are drawn to. Anyone can choose to partake in the practice but those who are drawn to it from the very beginning of their existance were meant to be more.

9 Signs You Were Meant To Be A Modern Day Shaman:

1. You do not fit in with most other people.

Shamans do not often fit in with the people of this world. They are much more energetic than most others. While you might not know you are gifted just yet, you do feel out of place.

2. You feel a deep connection with nature.

Shamans are at one with the world. You can sense the connection within your being and the world around you. All of the energies are clear and you can feel the connection. This is a connection most people are completely unaware of.

3. You tend to have quite vivid dreams.

Shamans are able to receive messages through their dreams. The universe speaks to you in your dreams. They are much more vivid than the dreams of others. Your dreams hold meaning and warn you of things to come. Because the dream world and the spirit world are so deeply connected you are able to truly see things as they are.

4. Your intuition is much stronger than most peoples.

The intuition of shamans is much more intense than the intuition of most people. Your intuition is not a whisper, it is more-so a loud scream or overwhelming feeling. You cannot ignore it no matter how hard you try.

5. You feel the need to help others.

Shamans are always helping people. You feel as though it is your duty to do what you can for the people in your life. You are always there when someone is in need and do not let anyone fall through the cracks.

6. You prefer being solitary.

Shamans are often quite closed off people. Because of the energies and auras of others, you might opt to spend most of your time alone. You see, instead of being able to pick and choose what you absorb, you absorb it all. This can take a serious toll on you if you are not careful. Being alone brings you peace.

7. You notice things most people dont.

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Confessions of inmate: My colleague lived like a king in prison, bought buses "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

He recruited me to work for him A robbery suspect, Mr. Friday Olute, has revealed to operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT), how he became a worker for an inmate serving at the Ikoyi Prison. According to Olute, he met his boss, Lukmon, in prison after he was arrested, charged []

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Pompeo Threatens to Starve Iranians "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Stephen Lendman Source Illegal unilaterally imposed sanctions by the US against Iran and other countries amounts to waging war by other means. So far, high oil prices offset the effects of US sanctions, head of Irans Planning and Budget Organization Mohammad Baqer Nobakht explained. Granting waivers to nearly all key purchasers of Iranian crude, []

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How To Use The Power Of Words To Make All of Your Wishes and Desires Come True "IndyWatch Feed World"

Our words hold so much more power than we tend to realize. Usually, we say things without thinking and to be honest, a lot of the time, that doesnt turn out well.

Words impact our lives in ways that many of us are not willing to admit. You see, they consist of vibration and sound, vibrations makeup everything this world consists of and so without words reality would not be the same. Sure, our thoughts hold power as well but giving those thoughts a voice brings power to them, that is why affirmations and mantras work so well for so many across the globe.

While in this world we have been told that the more we talk about our problems the better we will feel that is not always true. If we are putting too much negativity into the world and giving those negative words too much power our beings will also begin to turn negative. If we want to promote positivity we have to first do-so within.

You can use the power of words to manifest all kinds of things in your life. Even if we do not believe the things we are saying at first the more we say them the more of an impact they will have on our lives. This is why it hurts so much when others say rude things about us, the more they say them the truer we think they are even when they arent. We are capable of actually shaping our own realities through this kind of thing when you really think about it.

The website Law Of Attraction actually says we should all speak from the heart and explains doing so as follows:

When we complain about our lot in life, speak anxiously or use hateful words, we usually do so from a place of fear. So, the first step that you need to take in order to conquer this is to practice better self-awareness over the words that you are using.

Next time you open your mouth to complain or put yourself or others down, ask yourself:

Why am I about to say this?
How is this going to serve me or my happiness?

Ask yourself these two important questions and you will no doubt discover that you are in fact speaking out of fear. This is the fear that you are not good enough, fear that you are in the wrong relationship, the wrong career etc. Most importantly of all, you will realize that by voicing these fears you will be doing nothing for your happiness. Your words can only make you feel worse, manifesting these fears into your life with greater intensity.

So choose your words bravely, consciously and lovingly. Always speak from a place of love; for yourself, for your life and for others. Your word...

14:31

Commission Finds NATO Bombs Continue to Kill Serbs 19 Years After 1999 Strikes "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik 09.11.2018 NATO carried out a 78-day campaign of airstrikes against Yugoslavia in 1999 after accusing Belgrade of committing war crimes in Kosovo. The strikes left up to 5,700 civilians dead, and contaminated part of southern Serbia with radiation from the depleted uranium rounds used by the alliance. The Serbian government-designated Commission Investigating the []

14:31

Aare Ona Kakanfo lampoons people parading selves as Obas in Diaspora "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams, has condemned people parading themselves as Obas (Yoruba kings) outside the shores of Nigeria when they have neither been crowned by anyone in the entire Yorubaland nor of royal birth. In a letter addressed to all governors, Obas and Commissioners for Chieftaincy Affairs in the South []

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14:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Bumbershoot  a parasol or umbrella, especially and old-fashioned one.

14:30

Is This Beginning Of The End Of The Central Bank Currency System (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Is This Beginning Of The End Of The Central Bank Currency System Video QX22 Report UK retail apocalypse deepens, US retail follows, the retail industry is imploding. UMich sentiment is declining, people are starting to realize that the economy...

The post Is This Beginning Of The End Of The Central Bank Currency System (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:30

Economic Collapse News Hyperinflation in Venezuela Hits 149,000% Now They Want Their Gold (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Economic Collapse News Hyperinflation in Venezuela Hits 149,000% Now They Want Their Gold Video Silver Report Venezuelas inflation is now running red hot at 149,000%. After a bold move to reduce the inflation by cutting 5 digits from the...

The post Economic Collapse News Hyperinflation in Venezuela Hits 149,000% Now They Want Their Gold (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:30

Hollywood Fundraiser for Israels Killing Machine "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Stephen Lendman Source So-called Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF) hold annual gala fundraisers for its killing machine in US cities nationwide a way to extort money from naive and supportive donors. Guests include high-ranking Israeli military and government officials. Well-known Americans attend. Event raise millions of dollars annually for Israeli militarism, []

14:30

Tensions Rise and Accusations Fly as Florida Heads Toward a Recount "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Protesters appear at Broward County elections tabulation center

Contest for Senate draws competing lawsuits as the Republicans lead narrows

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Brenda Snipes, left, Broward County supervisor of elections, looked at a ballot with Betsy Benson, canvasing board chair, Friday in Lauderhill, Fla.
Brenda Snipes, left, Broward County supervisor of elections, looked at a ballot with Betsy Benson, canvasing board chair, Friday in Lauderhill, Fla. PHOTO: JOE SKIPPER/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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A legal fight deepened over the outcome of...

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These words were not a problem until we made them a problem "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If youre a freshman this year amidst the hustle and bustle of starting college, moving in and figuring out your new routine and lifestyle, orientation leaders at Colorado State University introduced you to an important aspect of CSUs culture: inclusive language. Inclusive language includes every identity, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc. During orientation, we [] The post These words were not a problem until we made them a problem appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:26

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Arizona, Florida, and Georgia Election Recounts, Explained
Republicans are busy filing lawsuits against counting votes in these three closely contested elections.

By Kay Steiger, Li Zhou, Tara Golshan, and P.R. Lockhart
Vox.com
Nov 9, 2018, 8:06pm EST

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is leading in the race for US Senate, but his lead is shrinking as more votes get counted. He filed a lawsuit Thursday to halt the count.

As vote counting continues from Tuesdays midterm elections and three states have a handful of elections with razor-thin margins, the fight has become about whether all the votes should be counted in the first place.

The races for Arizonas US Senate seat, Floridas US Senate seat and governor, and Georgias governor are all extremely close close enough that under some state laws, a recount is warranted.

As of this writing, Arizonas Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) is ahead of Rep. Martha McSally (R) by about 21,000 votes (and theyre still counting); Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) leads incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D) by about 15,000 votes for the Senate seat; Rep. Ron DeSantis (R), whom the Associated Press declared the winner, is ahead of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) by about 35,000 votes in the Florida governors race; and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) is ahead of former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D) by 63,000 votes in the governors race there.

In Arizona, the recount margin, should they get to that point, is extremely narrow one-tenth of 1 percent difference between the top two candidates (some exceptions apply). In Florida, races can go to a recount if they are within half a percentage point a range the Senate race appears well within and one that the governors race is inching toward as votes continue to be counted in Democratic-friendly areas. In Georgia, where the recount margin is 1 percent, the circumstances are a bit different: The question is whether Kemp will fall under 50 percent to force him into a runoff election with Abrams.

Each race in each state has been subject to unique circumstances in Georgia, Kemp was in charge of administering the election wh...

14:24

The Drug Catastrophe in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Originally posted on Astute News:
On November 5 yet another US soldier was killed by a member of Afghanistans military forces, as the country continues to be wracked by violence in its seventeenth year of war. Donald Rumsfeld was US Secretary for Defence from 2001 to 2006 under President George W Bush. They, along with other psychotic

14:23

After IS, Damascus suburb residents blocked from going home "IndyWatch Feed War"

Abu Mohammed thought he could finally go home after jihadists were expelled from his Damascus suburb, but he says Syrian authorities have blocked his return by wrongly classifying his dwelling as unfit to live in.

In May, regime forces turfed the Islamic State group out of a chunk of the capitals southern Tadamun neighbourhood with a campaign of air strikes and shelling.

For the first time in six years that meant full government control was restored over the area, bringing with it a calm that sparked hopes of a homecoming.

AFP | Damascuss southern neighbourhood of Tadamun was left in ruins after a campaign of strikes and shelling

But instead, Abu Mohammed and others from Tadamun complain, the authorities have deemed many residences unfit, and are blocking their owners from returning ahead of a controversial redevelopment plan.

Five months after IS was forced out, regime barrages impede access to the former jihadist stronghold now under tight security, and an AFP team was unable to enter.

At the last checkpoint, rubble blocked the road. The floors of a nearby building lay pancaked one on top of the other, and a hole was blown in the minaret of a mosque.

Abu Mohammed said he managed to see his home before the state inspectors arrived and insisted it was still fine to live in despite the official ruling.

There wasnt even a bullet hole. It had just been pillaged, he said, giving a pseudonym to avoid reprisals.

Its so unfair for citizens who have waited for years (to return) and always stood by the state.

Another would-be returnee Othman al-Ayssami, 55, was indignant.

Why cant I and thousands of other residents go home? asked the lawyer.

After the military operations ended, I entered the neighbourhood expecting huge damage, he said.

But in his four-floor home, only the windows were broken, said Ayssami, without specifying if his residence had been deemed unfit.

Right to go home

The neighbourhood of Tadamun has long been in a grey zone.

Once orchards, it has been populated since the late 1960s by people who fled the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights or flooded into Damascus from the countryside, often without official permission to build there.

But today its fate seems particularly unce...

14:22

A two-atom quantum duet "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers at the Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) achieved a major breakthrough in shielding the quantum properties of single atoms on a surface. The scientists used the magnetism of single atoms, known as spin, as a basic building block for quantum information processing. The researchers could show that by packing two atoms closely together they could protect their fragile quantum properties much better than for just one atom.

The spin is a fundamental mechanical object and governs magnetic properties of materials. In a classical picture, the spin often can be considered like the needle of a compass. The north or south poles of the needle, for example, can represent spin up or down. However, according to the laws of quantum mechanics, the spin can also point in both directions at the same time. This superposition state is very fragile since the interaction of the spin with the local environment causes dephasing of the superposition. Understanding the dephasing mechanism and enhancing the quantum coherence are one of the key ingredients toward spin-based quantum information processing.

In this study, published in the journal Science Advances in November 9, 2018, QNS scientists tried to suppress the decoherence of single by assembling them closely together. The spins, for which they used single titanium atoms, were studied by using a sharp metal tip of a scanning tunneling microscope and the atoms were detected using . The researchers found that by bringing the atoms very close together (1 million times closer than a millimeter), they could protect the superposition of these two magnetically coupled atoms 20 times longer compared to an individual atom.

14:21

Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz Discusses Broward County Election Fraud. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Unfortunately, this Broward County ballot issue is not likely to end well.  Broward County Supervisor of Elections (SoE) Brenda Snipes doesnt really care what anyone thinks of her corrupt ballot manufacturing processes.  She has a history of doing it, and Continue reading

14:21

The Perfect Ritual and Spiritual Significance Of November 11th: How To Get The Most Out Of This Powerful Day! "IndyWatch Feed World"

November 11th is going to be a magical day for all of us. It holds the powers of 1111 and brings forth a lot of energies. For those who do not know the number 1111 is a very karmically charged number that shakes everything around us.

The number 1111 is strongly connected to November 11th as November is the 11th month of the year. Because of this, we are all face to face with an activation number that is going to energetically charge everything around us. You could ignore these energies and let them fizzle away or you could put them to good use and allow yourself to truly heal.

On November 11th instead of letting things play out you might want to carry out a ritual to get the most that you can out of this day. In doing this you will become more aligned with your spiritual path and find the abilities within to vibrate on a higher level. Below I am going to go over a ritual that will bring forth a better understanding of what is to come. While you do not have to carry out this ritual, it is one that I personally will not be missing out on.

The Perfect Ritual For November 11th:

Things Needed:

Paper/notebook

Pen/pencil

Envelope(s)

Candles (however many you feel is necessary)

Instructions:

Sitting somewhere comfortably light your candles. Allow yourself a moment to meditate and relax. Once you are situated begin writing things down. Write about anything that comes to mind. Put everything down on paper. All of the things that bring you happiness and where you want to be this time next year.

Write for as long as you feel is necessary but try to get at least eleven or so minutes in. Do this t 11:11 am or 1:11 pm if possible to keep the energies as balanced as possible. Once you have things down on paper go over the things youve written down. What things stand out the most to you?

Bring everything over to a new paper that stood out to you and burn the old paper. Now, focus on narrowing things down to three main goals/points. close your eyes and really focus on these things, which ones are most important to you from the things youve carried over. Once you have the three narrowed down give yourself a moment to manifest. Think about how important they are and allow yourself permission to make them happen.

Seal these three things away in an envelope and place them somewhere safe. Once you have done this go relax in a warm bath and meditate over your own thoughts. Cleanse yourself of any blockages and prepare to move forth once this day has passed. While this might not seem like much it will make a huge difference in how these energies work for you.

14:20

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Trump Suggests Abrams Give Up in Georgia
BY LISA HAGEN - 11/09/18 11:23 AM EST 
The Hill
 
President Trump called on Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams to move on in the hotly contested Georgia governors race that remains too close to call.

.@BrianKempGA ran a great race in Georgia he won. It is time to move on!, Trump tweeted on Friday morning.

Republican nominee Brian Kemp and Abrams are locked in a tight governors race as absentee and provisional ballots are still being counted.

According to The Associated Press, Kemp currently holds a 62,709-vote lead, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. But the race has not yet been called by AP or major news outlets.

Kemp has already declared victory, and on Thursday, he announced that he was stepping down as Georgia's secretary of State as he begins to prepare for his transition.

But Abrams has not conceded, insisting that her effort will not end until all the votes are counted. Her team is arguing that there are enough uncounted ballots to shrink Kemp's total to below 50 percent, which would trigger a Dec. 4 runoff. Kemp is currently sitting slightly above the 50-percent threshold, which means he'd avoid a runoff.

Her legal team filed a lawsuit in Dougherty County, Ga., on Thursday over absentee ballots. Her lawyer is arguing for votes to be counted that were received after the deadline, alleging that some requested absentee ballots werent delivered on time because of Hurricane Michael.

We are in this race until were convinced that every vote is counted, Lauren Groh-Wargo, Abramss campaign manager, said at Thursdays press conference. We dont believe any of these numbers are credible.

These are answers that fall at the feet of Brian Kemp.

In a subsequent tweet, Trump questioned why there are still outstanding ballots in Georgia and Florida, which also has a gubernatorial and a Senate race that appear likely headed for recounts.

The president mockingly said that Russian President Vladimir Putin should be blamed.

...

14:18

What Gaza Wants "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Haidar Eid Source Four years after the Israeli Occupation Forces perpetrated a massacre upon the population of Gaza, the third in 5 years, Apartheid Israel insists on committing more crimes by targeting civilians protesting peacefully every Friday demanding their internationally-sanctioned right of return to the towns and villages from which they were ethnically cleansed []

14:18

DEMOCRATS STEAL ANOTHER RACE Manufacture 43,000 Votes In Broward County FLIP FL State Ag Commissioner Race "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

DEMOCRATS STEAL ANOTHER OFFICE!

Democrats are stealing the the election in Florida!

Since the election Broward County has mysteriously manufactured over 83,000 votes in Broward County and they wont say how many more votes they have yet to count.

A Judge found Broward County in violation of the Constitution and ordered Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes to allow ballot inspections immediately during an emergency hearing on Friday.

Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes must allow inspections on or before 7 PM ET Friday, AP reported.

BUT SNIPES DID NOT TURN OVER THE BALLOTS ON FRIDAY NIGHT!

Republicans have already lost at least one race in Florida since election night.

Republican Matt Caldwell won his election for the state Agricultural Commissioner on Tuesday night.

When Matt went to bed on Tuesday he had won his race by 40,000 votes. But then after three days of vote manufacturing in Broward County Matt is suddenly down by 3,000 votes.
Tough luck, Matt.

Its too bad the Republican Party allowed this to happen.

The News-Press reported:

Matt Caldwell has followed Gov. Rick Scotts lead in filing a lawsuit Friday against the Broward County Supervisor of Elections in one of the states closest races.

The campaign of the Republican candidate for agricultural commissioner sent a news release Friday afternoon announcing that his attorneys filed a lawsuit in the 17th judicial circuit asking the court to protect the integrity of all ballots and all public records relating to the election for Commissioner of Agr......

14:15

Snorkel Extensions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Apologies.  Im so far into the deep swamp of significantly consequential research I needed to purchase snorkel extensions.  Unfortunately, right now it is impossible to share; and Im more likely to hand it off to a more, well, prominent voice Continue reading

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14:14

Building Bridges vs. Buying Bombs "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Eric Zuesse Source The Russky Bridge, Vladivostock. Built in 2012. Longest cable-suspension bridge in the world, just one of the infrastructure projects initiated by the Russian government in recent years. Chinas Belt and Road Initiative is famous as an extension of their domestic infrastructure investments, but Russia is also investing heavily in infrastructure. Both []

14:12

South Africa vs Nigeria: Eaglesll survive injury worries in JoBourg, s ay s Ag u "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Super Eagles assistant coach Alloy Agu has played that down the spate of injuries that has plagued the team ahead of their African Nations Cup qualifier against South Africa on November 17 in Johannesburg. The Eagles squad, who will have to be without their captain Mikel Obi and experienced midfielders like Wilfred Ndidi and []

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14:09

Lights, Tacos, Action: Franklin Lopez on the Future of Radical Film "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Lights, Tacos, Action: Franklin Lopez on the Future of Radical Film appeared first on It's Going Down.

In light of the success of our three part series on electorialism and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), we are now launching a three part series on the anarchist movement in so-called Canada and its relation to other social movements, namely the anti-colonial struggles that has been waged by indigenous folks since colonization.

To kick off the series, we talk with Franklin Lopez of Sub.Media, voice of the Stimulator and part of a larger collective that produces a monthly documentary series, Trouble, that covers everything from gentrification, to the refugee crisis, to the recent J20 trail in amazing and beautifully produced shows.

In our conversation, we talk about what all went into the recent episode of Trouble, which focused on the fight to defend the J20 defendants as well as the next episode, which will center on looking at mental health from an anarchist perspective. We then talk about the future of the popular Sub.Media character Stim, as well as what fans can expect for upcoming Sub.Media projects in 2019. We also touch on the future of anarchist media, people combing efforts, and the growth of local projects and websites. We end by talking about what has been going down across so-called Canada as well as the situation in Puerto Rico, which Frank spoke to the last time he was on the program.

Stay tuned for future episodes in this series on anarchist projects in Canada, as we talk with the From Embers podcast, as well as No Borders organizer and media maker, Jaggi Singh.

More Info: Sub.Media website,...

14:05

7 Important Ways For An Empath To Protect And Enhance Their Energy "IndyWatch Feed World"

It is a known fact that empaths help other people but it is also important for them to know how to protect themselves. They cannot keep helping others if they are too drained themselves.

As you may know, empaths are constantly taking in the energies around them, they absorb the positive and the negative that is radiating from the people around them. This kind of thing can be both good and bad. If an empath absorbs too much negativity he or she might become overwhelmed and in the end put his or her personal energy at risk.

When it comes to protecting their personal energies empaths need to be aware of the ways that they can become drained. They need to learn how to combat those things and how to give themselves a refreshing boost. Below I am going to go over some of the things all empaths need to know in regards. If youre an empath please pay close attention.

7 Ways Empaths Can Work To Protect Their Personal Energies:

1. Set energetic boundaries

Do not let others just walk all over you. If you are feeling uncomfortable do not be upset over having to distance yourself. Energetic boundaries are important to have in place.

2. Practice earthing daily

Earthing and grounding are basically the same things. In doing this you are allowing yourself to be in nature. Walk barefoot and feel the dirt beneath your feet. Allow the sunlight or moonlight to really delve into your skin. Doing this will provide you with a sense of peace you might not have known you were missing.

3. Remember to release the negative energies

Stop holding onto all of the energies before you, if something is really affecting you let it go. Holding onto the negative will only block any room for the positive.

4. Remember self-care

As an empath you may often forget to take care of yourself, this is not a good thing. You need to take care of yourself so that you can continue to use your gifts for good in this world. If you ignore your own needs you wont be able to do anything for anyone as time passes.

5. Cut ties with energy vampires

While you might not want to cut ties with these people, they cannot be helped. Energy vampires are taking more than they are giving and are doing more harm to you than you are good for them. Do not put yourself in this kind of situation, know when to walk away.

6. Carry black obsidian

This stone is a powerful protection stone. If you carry it wit...

14:05

RUBIO WARNS: DEMS ARE ACTIVELY TRYING TO STEAL THE FLORIDA ELECTION "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

RUBIO WARNS: DEMS ARE ACTIVELY TRYING TO STEAL THE FLORIDA ELECTION by Luke Rosiak | Investigative Reporter The Daily Caller Floridas Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, head of Broward Countys election board, has repeatedly been accused of misconduct....

The post RUBIO WARNS: DEMS ARE ACTIVELY TRYING TO STEAL THE FLORIDA ELECTION appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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14:01

Fracking Filthy Fuel "IndyWatch Feed War"

Burning fossil fuels is a major cause of greenhouse gas emissions (GGE), and, greenhouse gas emissions (water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O)) are the principle cause of man-made climate change. Given this fact, governments throughout the world should be moving away from fossil fuels and investing in, and designing policies that encourage development of, renewable sources of energy. But the British Conservative government, despite public opinion to the contrary, has all but banned the construction of onshore wind turbines and is encouraging fracking in England. The Tories are the only UK political party to offer support for this regressive form of energy production, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens having all promised fracking bans should they gain political office at the next general election.

Hydraulic fracking is the process of releasing gas and oil from shale rock: huge quantities of water, proppant (usually sand) and chemicals are injected at high-pressure into hydrocarbon-bearing rocks, rocks that can be up to a mile down and were once thought to be impermeable. This process of fracturing (or cracking) forces the rocks to crack open, and gas held inside is released and allowed to flow to the surface.

Shale gas is a fossil fuel, and when combusted produces GGE, albeit at around 50% less than coal or oil, but GGE nevertheless. The leading fracking company in Britain is the energy firm Cuadrilla. An organization that according to its website, aims to be a model company for exploring and developing shale gas in the UK, they state that they are acutely aware of the responsibilities this brings, particularly with regard to safety, environmental protection and working with local communities. Really?

After protests by the local community and various court cases (Lancashire County Council had refused drilling rights, but the Secretary of State ignored community voices and approved the companys request on appeal), Cuadrilla recently commenced fracking at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire. However, as in 2011 when the company was forced to abandon drilling, work was suspended for two days out of four because of earthquakes. Tremors measured 0.5 on the Richter scale, which breached the seismic threshold established following the 2011 earth tremors. Instead of abandoning the project as the local community and environmental groups are demanding, the firms chief executive, Francis Egan, wants the Government to raise the threshold.

Another Regressive Step

America is home to hydraulic fracturing, where its been taking place for decades. Greenpeace...

14:00

WW2 Veteran, Turning 100 Soon, Belts Out National Anthem Before NHL Game "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Retired USAF Technical Sergeant Sonya Bryson & Lieutenant Robert McClintock of the U.S. Army Air Corps perform the National Anthem at Military Appreciation Night to start the @TBLightning and New York Islanders matchup. #NHL #GoBolts pic.twitter.com/r8i9giTSB1 FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) November 9, 2018 Via Fox News: The NHLs Tampa Bay Lightning celebrated Military []

14:00

The new witch-hunting craze "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

One interesting thing about moral panics is that, no matter how many times theyre exposed, people always seem to be just as eager to lap up the next one. Often, it seems, because the moral panic du jour plays to one group or anothers prejudices. The left scoffed while the right freaked out about Pizzagate. [] The post The new witch-hunting craze appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:00

Why People Say Georgia Is The Center Of Electronic Vote Theft-- It Is "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


-by Valley Girl

I live in Georgia. I voted early. I voted last Friday at an early voting location, not where I usually vote during primaries, midterms, or general elections. I waited in line for an hour and a half. I got off easy considering waits at many other voting locations in GA, both in early voting, and on election day. Four to 7 hours waiting to vote.

  I voted for Stacey Abrams for Governor. I voted on a Diebold machine. No paper trail. No punch-card ballots with hanging chads. There is no other choice in Georgia. One has to vote Diebold.

  Ive been closely following the Abrams- Kemp race, and related events on election day and after. I have read and bookmarked so many articles that if articles were horses, I would happily imagine imagine SoS (Son of Satan) Brian Kemp being ground into the dirt by a pack of horses. Like the field trying to chase Secretariat to the finish line at the Belmont, to win the Triple Crown. But, I digress. Forgive me. I just had to watch a feel good moment on youtube.



Just earlier today I happened upon this article from Medium. It was published on June 29, 2018, updated August 20, 2018.
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13:59

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Somalia: At Least 20 Killed in Mogadishu Explosions, Gunfire
Powerful blasts followed by heavy gunfire send plumes of smoke billowing into the air in Somali capital.

At least 20 people have been killed and 17 wounded in explosions followed by heavy gunfire in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to police.

Plumes of smoke billowed into the air on Friday as at least two car bombs went off near the popular Sahafi Hotel and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Initially, "two blasts struck the perimeter of the Sahafi Hotel along the main road," Ibrahim Mohamed, police official, was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency.

A third explosion later hit the busy street, according to witnesses.

Although the attackers "failed to access the hotel, the blasts outside the hotel killed many people", Mohamed Hussein, police captain, told The Associated Press news agency.

Some of the victims were burned beyond recognition when one car bomb exploded next to a minibus, police said.

"I've pulled many dead bodies from the cars," Mohamed Aden, a witness of the attack, told Al Jazeera in Mogadishu.

"The number of casualties is unknown as bodies are still being pulled from the burning cars".

"The street was crowded with people and cars, bodies were everywhere," said Hussein Nur, a shopkeeper who suffered light shrapnel injuries on his right hand.

"Gunfire killed several people, too."

Another police captain, Mohamed Ahmed, was quoted by the Reuters news agency as saying 22 civilians were killed, along with six of the attackers.

"So, in total, 28 people died," Ahmed said.

Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack, according to its Adalus radio station.

The armed group has been carrying out frequent attacks in the Somali capital in its bid to topple the country's internationally recognised government.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES

13:55

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Untimely, Unwise: Ethiopian Activist Jumps the Gun on Afwerki's Visit
Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban
Africa News

The visit to Ethiopia of Eritrean leader Isaias Afwerki was announced months back but it wasnt until this week that it was confirmed that he returns with a visit to the Amhara region.

His itinerary according to Ethiopia state broadcaster, FBC, was to visit the cities of Gondar and Bahir Dar whiles in the country.

Most likely with this information, Ethiopias famed pro-democracy activist, Jawar Mohammed, shared his views of Afwerkis revisit calling it untimely and unwise.

Eritreas Prez Isaias Afrworki visiting Bahr Dar at this time is unwise & untimely. It will further exacerbates Bahar Dar Mekele tension. It could also harm the ongoing Ethio-Eritrean reproachment, his post on social media read.

Jawars headache was about internal tensions between Amhara and Tigray regions which in his view the visit to Amhara by Eritrean leader could exacerbate? he stretches it to imply that the July 8 peace deal between the two countries could be harmed.

Less than 24-hours later, Ethiopia Prime Minister flies to Amhara region where he has as at Thursday evening held two meetings on conflict resolution.

His office announces that Abiy will be meeting Afwerki and Somalias president Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed Farmaajo as part of further talks under a trilateral agreement signed two months ago in Asmara, the Eritrean capital.

Jawar, then based in the United States used social media to rally youth in the Oromia region to protest against anti-democratic steps by the government. The deadly protests forced Abiys predecessor to resign.

Abiy, an Oromo like Jawar, has since coming into office, reset Ethiopias government structure at different levels. his peace offer to Eritrea has also coalesced into a regional security boost.

13:47

Dog Saved From Backyard Breeder Was So Scared She'd Stop Breathing Near People "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Alsana belonged to a backyard breeder in Massachusetts and gave birth to litter after litter of puppies for years, until the breeder finally no longer had any use for her and dumped her somewhere across town. She was found by animal control officers, emaciated and suffering from all sorts of infections, and taken in to a local shelter, where the team was immediately taken aback by just how scared she was. She refused to interact with people at all, and it seemed impossible at the time that anyone would ever be able to adopt and care for such a fearful dog until the perfect family came along. 

Credit: Kara Pittsley

Kara Pittsley and her husband were contacted about Alsana by a friend of theirs who works in rescue and thought they might be interested in helping her. Pittsley immediately called the shelter to inquire about her, and they explained to her Alsanas situation. They told her that the cane corso could only be released into the care of a rescue who was equipped to handle such a scared, traumatized dog. The shelter seemed less than optimistic about her, but that only made Pittsley want to help her more. 

They told me that she didn't act aggressive at the shelter, but that made them even more concerned because she was so still and quiet, Pittsley told The Dodo. She would literally stand still and stop breathing if you walked by her kennel. They told me that she was deteriorating at the shelter, and that they would have to put her to sleep if a breed-knowledgeable rescue didn't step up for her. I showed my husband her picture, told him the story, and he was like OK, lets do it.

Credit: Kara Pittsley

The couple went to the shelter to meet Alsana, and the poor dog wouldnt even look at them. Whenever someone looked in her direction she would run and hide, and she seemed as if she had completely shut down. Despite h...

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Brooklyn, NY: Board Of Elections Office Covered in Paint "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Brooklyn, NY: Board Of Elections Office Covered in Paint appeared first on It's Going Down.

The following photos and communique was anonymously submitted to Its Going Down, which we reprint below.

It reads:

With the midterm elections having just passed on November 6th, everyones attention is on the electoral system. As usual, people are dazzled by false promises and by big claims made by regular people who claim to be capable of solving societys problems. This election cycle was particularly disgusting, using migrants and black victims of police violence as political capital. The entire spectacle of this electoral charade rests on the graveyards of millions of murdered souls which props up this system.

The colonial capitalist enterprise known as the United States only came into existence through ruthless genocide and slavery. Every political platform is situated in this reality, standing on the graves of millions of slaughtered indigenous people, black people, the poor and economically disenfranchised, women and queer people killed and marginalized in order to uphold patriarchy, and the millions who have died through imperialist war.

On this election day, as this country teeters on the brink of civil war, we chose to take an action against the democratic system. In the early morning hours we targeted the Brooklyn Board of Elections office, splattering its windows with symbolic blood. Our only regret is that we couldnt do more. We dedicate this action to all those who lost their lives from the savagery of capitalism and the state; to the indigenous tribes, to the Ferguson rebels, to Korryn Gaines, to Mikhail Zhlobitsky, the martyrs of Rojava, and all other comrades who have been taken from us. This is for you.

For anarchy and rebellion

For total decolonization and destruction of the current social order

For a free and livable world

...

13:44

Florida Activists to Sue State Over Ballot Image Preservation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Election integrity advocates will take Florida to court over ballot image preservation as soon as possible the latest in a myriad of conflicts contributing to post-election chaos in the Sunshine State. A group of plaintiffs is about to sue Secretary of State Ken Detzner (R) over his offices failure to enforce legal requirement to preserve the digital image files of ballots cast. These records are crucial with the possibility of a recount in both the US Senate and governors races.

Nearly two-thirds of Florida counties failed to save ballot images during this weeks midterm election, says John Brakey, founder of AUDIT-USA, an election integrity advocacy group. Rather than keep the image files to use in potential audits, officials program the machines to destroy them.

In Florida, 64 counties the majority use ES&S digital scanners that take pictures of paper ballots. But the ES&S machines offer three options: election supervisors can program the scanners to save all images, save images only of write-in ballots, or destroy all images.

Local election officials tabulate results from ballot images not the actual paper ballots.

In a sense theyre the source document, Susan Pynchon, a plaintiff in the lawsuit and director of the Florida Fair Elections Coalition, told WhoWhatWhy. Thats what was counted. How can you destroy it?

Federal law requires that counties hang on to paper ballots and their digital images for 22 months after an election. In Florida, election-related public record preservation is authorized by statute like the federal regulations, the rules carry the weight of law.

But in many counties, ballot image preservation hasnt been happening.

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner.

Pynchon and Brakey attribute the inconsistency to inadequate leadership from the state: thats why they pushed for a lawsuit. Brakey hopes the courts will clear the legal obligation for each county to preserve images in the event of a recount.

In the weeks before the election, the director of the Division of Elections, Maria Matthews, sent a series of emails to election supervisors statewide explaining the rules. She explained that where voting mac...

13:43

End U.S. Wars At Home And Abroad: Reclaim Armistice Day "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Washington, DC  The No Trump Military Parade coalition of 250 organizations is holding a Peace Congress in place of the Trump Military Parade, which they helped to stop. In a historic show of opposition to the glorification of war and waste of millions of public dollars, the coalition went beyond traditional peace group to include anti-poverty, housing, the environment and more.

The Peace Congress will bring together organizations and activists working to build a stronger peace movement that seeks to end the wars both at home and abroad. We recognize that when federal dollars are budgeted for the Pentagon this translates to less funds for necessities such as education, health care, transit, housing and more. We recognize that the foundations of US foreign policy are racism, violence and colonialism, which play out in our schools and communities. We recognize that U.S. imperialism fuels suffering and death around the world that rebounds as hatred towards the U.S. and greater insecurity.

The event will open with a panel featuring Ajamu Baraka of Black Alliance for Peace, Angela Bibens of the Standing Rock Legal Collective, Bernadette Ellorin of BAYAN USA, Cheri Honkala of the Poor Peoples Economic and Human Rights Campaign, Eli Painted Crow, a veteran and mother of veteran sons, Joe Lombardo of the United National Antiwar Coalition and Netfa Freeman of the Institute for Policy Studies, who works on issues of African solidarity and police violence.

After the panel, which will focus on the current environment and building the peace movement, the Congress will be run as a general assembly for the rest of the day. Movement leaders and activists will identify obstacles to building a stronger and more effective peace movement, opportunities, goals and next steps.

The event seeks to build a movement to end US wars at home and abroad. In the recent midterm election, despite record federal spending on wars and militarism as well as never-ending wars, the issue of ending war was absent from the political debate. That is because both the parties in power are beholden to the weapons industry, military contractors and security state and the industries that benefit from their existence.

Along with the Peace Congress, there will be a solemn march on the Washington, DC mall on Sunday, November 11 led by veterans and military families that will commemorate Armistice Day. See below for details.

A veteran occupation, concert and protests will be held at McPherson Square on Saturday and Sunday. See...

13:40

Florida Vote Scandal Coverage Shows Media-Democrat Complicity. Again. "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Florida Vote Scandal Coverage Shows Media-Democrat Complicity. Again. by Mollie Hemmingway The Federalist A media that were something other than the communications leaders of the progressive movement would note that Palm Beach County is violating Florida law. Florida voters...

The post Florida Vote Scandal Coverage Shows Media-Democrat Complicity. Again. appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:37

Puppy Was Left Tied To Railing With Pizza Slices And A Note "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The weather was unusually warm in Philadelphia one day in October 2017 when Justin Hanley walked out his front door to a surprising scene: Someone had tied a 16-week-old puppy to the railing of his front steps. A clear plastic bag containing half-eaten slices of pizza laid next to the pup, just out of her reach. A note found tucked under the doormat told Hanley the puppy had been abandoned

Credit: Justin Hanley

The note simply read, Please take me home. Im a girl named Diamond. We can no longer keep her in our home. 

Credit: Justin Hanley

Hanley, a father to two small children with a dog of his own, knew he wouldnt have the time necessary to devote to a puppy, so he took her to his backyard and immediately posted on a neighborhood Facebook page called East Falls Rants asking for advice.

Credit: Justin Hanley

Within a few hours, Dont Bully Us Rescue (DBU) of southern New Jersey took Diamond, later named Serenity, into its care and found her an amazing foster family within a day.

I felt that it was terrible that a person can just abandon a sweet dog, or any animal to be exact, Chris King, Serenitys foster dad, told The Dodo. I saw [a Facebook post] that she needed a foster and I just knew I wanted to foster and give her the love she deserved so I messaged DBU about the post and got her that day to foster.
...

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Brenda Snipes Reported 634,000 Votes on Election Night Today She Reported 717,000 Votes Broward Officials Just Manufactured 83,000 Fraudulent Votes! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrats are stealing the US Senate and Governor Races in Florida in violation of state laws.

A Judge found Broward County in violation of the Constitution and ordered Brenda Snipes to allow ballot inspections immediately during an emergency hearing on Friday.

Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes must allow inspections on or before 7 PM ET Friday, AP reported.

BUT SNIPES DID NOT TURN OVER THE BALLOTS ON FRIDAY NIGHT!

On Tuesday Broward County Elections supervisor Brenda Snipes reported 634,000 votes were cast in the midterm election in her county.

On Friday morning Broward County Elections officials now say 717,000 votes were cast in the midterm election.

Broward County Democrats have mysteriously found 83,000 votes in the past two days!
And shes still finding new votes.

The post Brenda Snipes Reported 634,000 Votes on Election Night Today She Reported 717,000 Votes Broward Officials Just Manufactured 83,000 Fraudulent Votes! appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

13:35

Family Looks Into Their Backyard And Sees The Strangest Animal Staring Back At Them "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A family was hanging out together in their home in Alsager, England, on Saturday when they happened to glance into their backyard and found the strangest animal staring back at them. While the animal appeared to be a fox, he was silver and black instead of orange, and the family was completely bewildered by the unusual visitor. The fox hung around their backyard for the entire day, and, not knowing what they should do, the family decided to make a post on Facebook to see if anyone around them could help. 

Credit: RSPCA

Luckily, Amanda Lovett, a former employee of the RSPCA, lived in the area and saw the Facebook post. Since she still works in rescue, she knew she could help, so she grabbed some equipment and headed over to the familys home, hoping that the fox was still there. 

I managed to safely catch the fox with a grasper and put him in a cat box before taking him to Stapeley Grange [Wildlife Center], who kindly stayed open later so he could be admitted, Lovett said in a press release. He was very quiet and seemed tame.

Credit: RSPCA

The staffers at the wildlife center quickly determined that the fox, whom theyve nicknamed Shadow, is a silver fox, who are usually bred for their fur. Due to his fairly good condition and calm nature, its being assumed that Shadow was an exotic pet who either ran away or was abandoned by his former owners. The RSPCA are working to try and figure out exactly where he came from. 

Credit: RSPCA

He was checked over by our team of vets and was found to be in good health, just a little overweight, Lee Stewart, manager of St...

13:34

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

EU Observers Say Madagascar Presidential Vote Anomalies Are Marginal
Africa News

The European Union two days after the end of the first round vote of the presidential elections in Madagascar said they are Satisfied with the progress.

While former President Hery Rajao-nari-mam-pianina denounces many irregularities, European observers consider them to be marginal, for them, the election was credible.

What we found as difficulties and anomalies were logistical issues, issues raised with the organization that had no impact on the credibility of the elections. Thats the fundamental conclusion, said Cristian Preda, Head of European Union Observers.

What we found as difficulties and anomalies were logistical issues, issues raised with the organization that had no impact on the credibility of the elections.

On the other hand, European observers were keen to report major malfunctions during the election campaign.

The election campaign, is another observation we made, it was marked by the absence of a ceiling on campaign spending, and this, as I said at the beginning, led to disparities in financial resources that were visible between the last three former presidents and the other candidates, said Cristian Preda, Head of European Union Observers.

The very provisional results published on Friday by the Electoral Commission puts Andry Rajoelina in the lead, followed closely by Marc Ravalomanana.

Residents have been hoping for the second peaceful election since 2009, when Ravalomanana was forced out of office by protests led by Rajoelina in what international organizations such as the African Union said was a coup.

13:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The post Daily sudoku appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Al Shabaab Claims Car Bomb Attack in Somalia, 17 Dead
Suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel near the headquarters of Somalias Criminal Investigations Department in Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 17 people, police said.

Insurgents group operating in the country, Al-Shabaab, have reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack. Local media reports that two of the attackers were also neutralized.

Guards at Hotel Sahafi and CID officers opened fire after the blasts, police added. Then, about 20 minutes later, a third explosion hit the busy street, witnesses said.

So far we have confirmed 17 civilians dead. They were travelling in public vehicles at the scene when the blasts and gunfire occurred. The death toll is sure to rise, Ali Nur, a police officer in the city, told Reuters.

A Reuters photographer at the scene saw 20 bodies of civilians and several burnt-out shells of mini-buses, motor-bikes and private saloon cars.

Mohammed Hussein, another police officer, had earlier told Reuters that the target of the attack was Hotel Sahafi, which is just opposite the CID office.

No group immediately claimed responsibility, but Islamists from the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group have mounted regular attacks in the capital.

REUTERS

13:28

Stray Kitten Wanders Up To Governor's House And Gets The Best Welcome "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Jenny was living as a stray in North Carolina when one day in late October she happened to wander up to the North Carolina Executive Mansion, where Governor Roy Cooper and his family live. She decided to to take shelter in the garage, and was quickly discovered by the family who immediately had the best reaction to finding the tiny intruder. 

Credit: Shutterstock

After checking the sweet kitten over and making sure she was OK, the governor and his family decided to keep her. Governor Cooper and his family already have a bunch of furry members of their squad, and knew that the little stray kitten would fit right in.

Credit: First Pets of North Carolina

We dont know where she came from or how she got there, but weve started calling her Jennyanydots (after the character from Cats), a member of the household wrote on the First Pets of North Carolina Facebook page

After her life on the streets, becoming one of the first pets is quite an upgrade for Jenny  

Credit: First Pets of North Carolina

and so far, shes loving every single minute of her new life. 

Shes friendly, talkative, and enjoys hunting certain patterns on the carpet, the Facebook page wrote. 
...

13:23

Florida Voter Claims Rental Trucks Are Moving Provisional Ballots in Broward County (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As reported yesterday:

Florida voter JoAnn Knox captured Broward County Election Officials Transferring Ballots in Rented Enterprise Truck on Election Night!

This violates all chain of custody requirements for paper ballots, argues Independent Congressional candidate for Floridas 23rd District, Tim Canova.


They were transferring ballots around without any security officials in sight!

JoAnn Knox said that as she was leaving, two women carrying a box marked provisional ballots, said the truck left these out there.

Now this
On Friday several trucks pulled up in front of the Broward County elections headquarters and parked blocking traffic into the office. One of the trucks was an Enterprise truck.

This is interesting

The post...

13:23

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Malawi's Mutharika Criticized for 'Illegally' Sacking Vice President
Daniel Mumbere
Africa News

Malawis government is headed for a constitutional crisis following president Peter Mutharika decision to sack Vice President Saulos Chilima on Wednesday in a cabinet reshuffle.

Chilima is seen as the biggest threat to Mutharika ahead of next years presidential election, having resigned from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) party, accusing it of breeding nepotism, cronyism and corruption.

In July, the presidents office withdrew Chilimas security clearance, saying he would only have that privilege when performing government duties.

Can Mutharika fire Vice President?

Chilimas name was not on the list of members of cabinet which the chief secretary to the government, Lloyd Muhara, released. No replacement for him was named either.

The Malawian constitution provides that the country shall have a Cabinet consisting of the President, the First Vice President, the Second Vice-President and such Ministers and Deputy Ministers as may, from time to time, be appointed by the President.

The vice president, who is elected along with the president is therefore considered to be an automatic member of the cabinet.

Leaving Chilima out of the cabinet may be interpreted as being against provisions of the constitution, which president Mutharika has no power to amend.

Opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), called out the president for disreagarding the law, as he conducted his latest reshuffle.

Pointing out that Mutharika has no powers to fire Chilima, Chakwear added that the cabinet also falls short on the constitutional provision for 40% female representation. Mutharikas 20-member cabinet has three female ministers.

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13:17

Neglected Dog Transforms After Having 6 Pounds Of Mats Removed "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When officers in San Antonio, Texas, responded to a call about an animal struggling in the middle of a road, they were shocked at what they found.

Credit: San Antonio Animal Care Services

The creature appeared to be a dog who was so matted and neglected, no one could determine the animals gender.

Credit: San Antonio Animal Care Services

Officers raced the dog back to San Antonio Animal Care Services, where the medical team went to work.

Credit: San Antonio Animal Care Services

He had to be sedated for the mats to be safely removed, Cynthia Martinez, chief operations officer for San Antonio Animal Care Services, told The Dodo. The clinic staff completed the mat removal and reported that they removed 6 pounds of mats.

Credit: San Antonio Animal Care Services

Under all that tangled and dirty fur was a male cocker spaniel. The shelter posted the approximately 8-year-old dogs story on social media in September. When a local rescue group heard about the situation, they raced to save him.  

We had to have this dog, Rebecca Payne, of Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin and San Antonio, told The...

13:15

Open Source is Free Speech! A Conversation with Bill Ottman, CEO of minds.com (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Open Source is Free Speech! A Conversation with Bill Ottman, CEO of minds.com Video Stefan Molyneux Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio discusses the incredible value of a decentralized open source social network environment with William Ottman, CEO of minds.com...

The post Open Source is Free Speech! A Conversation with Bill Ottman, CEO of minds.com (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:14

Rational Rant About an Irrational President "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Something changed on Election Day, and no, I am not talking about the Dems taking the House. What changed is that now President Donald Trump not only feels hes under attack but, for the first time, he really is.

Now, before you rejoice about that, understand how a man like Trump reacts when under attack. We had a peek preview at his presser, when he openly fought with reporters and banned one from the White House.

When such characters are cornered, they dont surrender, they dig in. And its at such a moment that they drop all pretense of normality. We will now see the unvarnished, despotic, mega-paranoid, vengeful Trump. Firing Sessions (for the sole sin of recusing himself as the law required) was just the beginning.

For the next two years, Trump will be, metaphorically, hunkered down in his bunker, barking angry orders, identifying new enemies and depending on an ever-shrinking circle of trusted advisors.

And, if you thought Trump and his team have eschewed our democratic and social norms so far, just wait. You aint seen nothin yet. As Trump stacks the federal courts with fringe legal talent (what he himself would call so-called judges if he knew better) those courts will increasingly backstop Trumps march into full-blown neofascism. And, with the Supreme Court now in his pocket, there will be no recourse. We will simply have to decide whether to respect the Supreme Courts decisions as we always have, or turn to outright resistance, confrontation, and then who knows what?

We are hearing rumblings that we are on the verge of a constitutional crisis. Well, sorry. Were there. Full stop.


The post Rational Rant About an Irrational President appeared first on WhoWhatWhy.

13:13

Terrified Dog Couldn't Stop Hiding Behind The Couch When She Was First Rescued "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When Meira was just a puppy, her owner brought her into a vet clinic in Missouri to be put down because she had been caught hunting the neighbors chickens. The vet saw how young and sweet Meira was, though, and knew she deserved to live, and convinced her owner to let the clinic try to rehome her instead. 

The vet clinic contacted Heading Home K9 Rescue, which agreed to take Meira in, and before long the rescue had transported Meira from Missouri to Wisconsin and into a loving foster home. She was malnourished, shy and incredibly scared when she first arrived in her foster home, but she was open to playing with the other dogs there, so the rescue decided they would try to find her a forever home with another dog, so that she would have a playmate to help ease her into her new life. 

Credit: Brenna Long

Brenna Long and her family were looking to adopt another dog to be a friend for their dog Carly. They had adopted Carly from Heading Home K9 Rescue, and when the director of the rescue heard they were looking to adopt another, she decided that Meira would be the perfect match for them. 

When we met her, she was just so sweet that we couldnt NOT take her home with us, Long told The Dodo. 

Credit: Brenna Long

Meiras new family was aware that she had some fears and anxieties she was working through, but had no idea just how scared she really was. When they first brought her home, she ran and hid behind the couch and wouldnt come out for several days. As time wore on, though, Meira got a little braver each day, and as her new family got to know her better, they began to get glimpses of just how badly she was treated in her past life. ...

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Cameroons Anglophone Separatist Crisis is Now a Full-scale Propaganda War
Amindeh Blaise Atabong
By Amindeh Blaise Atabong in Yaound Cameroon
November 9, 2018

The Wednesday (Nov. 7) release of 78 school students who were abducted by gunmen in the city of Bamenda a few days earlier, has done little to ease suspicion or reduce the number of unproven allegations between the Cameroon government and separatist militants in the countrys Anglophone regions.

Thats in part because the circumstances surrounding the kidnapping remain unclear even after the school kids were allowed home to their families.

While the government has accused separatists of being responsible for the mass kidnapping, secessionists have not only denied responsibility but even suggested the abduction was stage managed by government supporters to tarnish the separatists image.

The incident and its outcome are the latest signs of how the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon, which has become increasingly violent with a rising number of kidnappings, has also become a full-scale propaganda battle. Much of that battle is being fought on social media platforms Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter, with Cameroonians in the diaspora among the most influential activists as well as locals.

The crisis began two years ago after protests by English speakers against being marginalized in the dominantly French speaking central African country. Initially peaceful, the protests turned violent and eventually into outright conflict after clashes with government forces led to militants declaring an independent state called Ambazonia from the countrys northwest and southwest regions which border Nigeria.

President Paul Biya, 85, who was sworn into office for seventh time on Tuesday (Nov. 6), said warmongers who are jeopardizing our national unity and preaching secession should know that they will face not only the full force of the law, but also the determination of our defense and security forces.

In the midst of the fighting between government troops and armed separatists (Amba Boys), many civilians have been among the casualties of warlosing their lives or properties, being displaced, locked up, incurring physical injuries...

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13:12

Arizona GOP Accuses Dem Recorder of Destroying Evidence "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Theyre going to keep trying until they steal back the two Senate seats. Via Free Beacon: Arizona Republican Party Chairman Jonathan Lines accused Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes of destroying evidence, in the midst of the ongoing vote count in the razor-thin contest for a U.S. Senate seat between Congresswomen Martha McSally (R.) and Krysten []

13:11

November 9, 2018: Govt Forces Freed All Hostages Captured By ISIS In Al-Suwayda "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-november-9-2018-govt-forces-freed-all-hostages-captured-by-isis-in-al-suwayda/ On November 8, the Syrian Special Forces freed all hostages, who had been captured by ISIS in eastern al-Suwayda and then held in eastern Homs, the Syrian state media

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Transmitting peace and prizes this Subscriberthon weekend "IndyWatch Feed National"

Community and arts organisations and collaborations are central to Overland  we wouldn't be able to make and distribute the important work we do without support from, for instance, the National Union of Workers, who created and sponsor our $18,000 Fair Australia Prize, or The Lifted Brow, who demonstrate some of what's possible when many folks with good ideas collaborate, or 3RRR FM, who keep the radio waves alive.

13:08

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Economic Union Seeking Ethiopia Welcomes Eritrea, Somalia Leaders
Daniel Mumbere
Africa News

Ethiopias prime minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday welcomed his colleagues, president Isaias Afwerki and Somalias president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, to the city of Gondar, Amhara regional state.

The three leaders, who will be discussing the tripartite agreement for economic integration of the Horn of Africa, signed in the Eritrean capital last September, started off by meeting university students in the Gondar region.

They are also expected to visit various development projects in Gondar and Bahir Dar cities.

Ethiopia, which is a landlocked country is keen to create a meaningful economic union with its neighbours, to satisfy its need for access to the sea, among other needs.

The country currently has port deals with Djibouti, Sudan, Kenya and recently, Eritrea.

It is not yet clear why the leader of Djibouti, which handles up to 95% of inbound trade for landlocked Ethiopia, is not part of the meeting in Gondar.

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Is the National Indigenous Health Survey ethical? "IndyWatch Feed National"

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey provides an essential snapshot of Indigenous health in Australia, but how transparent are its processes?

13:07

Lagos guber: More opposition parties deny endorsing Sanwo-Olu "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

More opposition parties in Lagos yesterday denied involvement in the endorsement of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Jide Sanwoolu, for the 2019 general elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 45 opposition parties, under the Coalition of the Progressive Peoples Party (CPPP), were reported to have endorsed Sanwoolu []

The post Lagos guber: More opposition parties deny endorsing Sanwo-Olu appeared first on Newtelegraph.

13:03

Satellite technology unites Kenyans against bush fires "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

NYERI, Kenya It took nine hours for Margaret Wanjugu and neighbors to put out a fire that razed Gathorongai forest near her home in central Kenya, in 2016. She would not like to go through such an experience again, and for a good reason. Not only did the mother of two nearly lose her herd of goats, which were grazing in the forest, but elephants escaping the fire raided her field of potato plants, leaving her without a harvest. No help came from forest officers working here, Wanjugu said. We improvised and used twigs to put out the fire. Margaret Wanjugu leading her herd of goats home from Gathorongai forest in central Kenya, where they were grazing. The forest is prone to unexpected fire outbreaks that threaten farmers and wildlife alike. Image by David Njagi for Mongabay. Like thousands of farmers living near conservation areas in Kenya, Wanjugu lives in fear of Gathorongai forest catching fire. These communities lack an early warning system, relying on crude methods, like seeing smoke, to know of a fire outbreak. Recently, a technology developed by the Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), a government agency based in Nairobi, has begun helping troubled Kenyans like Wanjugu with early detection of bush fires in conservation areas. RCMRDs Eastern and Southern Africa Fire Information System (ESAFIS) web application is a free and open-source service used in all conservation and protected areas in Kenya and 10 other eastern African countries. Detecting fire intensity The

Haiti may lose all primary forest by 2035, mass extinction underway "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

New findings indicate that at current deforestation rates, all of Haitis primary forest will be gone within the next two decades, leading to the loss of most of the countrys endemic species. The study was authored by researchers at Temple University, Oregon State University, the U.S. Forest Service and Socit Audubon Haiti, a non-profit conservation organization based in Haiti. Its results were published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. By analyzing aerial photography and satellite images, researchers discovered that primary forest cover in Haiti shrank from 4.4 percent in 1988 to just 0.32 percent in 2016. They report that 42 of Haitis 50 largest mountains have lost all of their primary forests and the country is already undergoing a mass extinction of its wildlife due to habitat loss. Haitis recognized as having the highest proportion of threatened amphibians in the world, said S. Blair Hedges, director of Temple Universitys Center for Biodiversity and lead author of the study, in an interview with Mongabay. And thats largely from the deforestation. The critically endangered Macaya breast-spotted frog (Eleutherodactylus thorectes) is one of Haitis endemic species that lives in primary forests. Image courtesy of Claudio Contreras The critically endangered short-nosed green frog (Eleutherodactylus brevirostris) is found only in the primary forests of one small mountain range in Haiti. Image courtesy of Claudio Contreras Other species at risk include the Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus), a large shrew-like animal native to Haiti and neighboring Dominican Republic. One of the oldest mammals on

Old and busted: Stuttgart 24.New hotness: Frankfurt ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Old and busted: Stuttgart 24.

New hotness: Frankfurt 21!

Ein Bahn-Tunnel von Offenbach bis Frankfurt-Niederrad, ein ICE-Bahnhof unter der Erde: Auf diese Idee aus dem Bundesverkehrsministerium gibt es in Hessen geteilte Reaktionen.
Bestimmt "begeistert" und "sehr begeistert"! Nach den guten Erfahrungen, die Stuttgart mit unterirdischen ICE-Bahnhofsprojekten gemacht hat!

Ich schlage vor, Frankfurt prft vor dem ersten Spatenstich auf Juchtenkfer :-)

Beim Urheberrecht wird ja immer alles damit begrndet, ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Beim Urheberrecht wird ja immer alles damit begrndet, dass die armen Knstler nicht fair entlohnt werden. Die armen Kunstschaffenden! Die darbenden Knstler! Mit denen hat man natrlich Mitgefhl, deswegen lsst man sich gerne mal von Nebelkerzen beeindrucken und stimmt einem Scheientwurf zu, hauptsache er hilft den Knstlern.

Und dann? Ja dann wird still und heimlich der Artikel, der den Knstlern geholfen htte, hinter die Scheune gefhrt und notgeschlachtet.

Ach komm, Fefe, die paar Uploadfilter, dafr geht es den Knstlern besser!1!!

Rat und Kommission drngen auf weniger Rechte fr Knstler und Autoren. Es msse mglich bleiben, den Chor von Pink Floyd mit einer kleinen Summe abzuspeisen, sagte ein Kommissionsverhandler bei einem Treffen Ende Oktober. Unfaire Geschftspraktiken wie Total-Buy-Out und Knebelvertrgen blieben nach Wnschen von Kommission und Rat erlaubt.
Ja, h, das ist doch Vertragsfreiheit! Wenn man einem hungernden Knstler einen Knebelvertrag aufzwngt!? Muss der ja nicht unterschreiben! Kann doch weiter hungern!!1!

Github hat das Sicherheitsproblem gelst. Man kann ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Github hat das Sicherheitsproblem gelst. Man kann jetzt Issues einfach lschen. Sicherheitsproblem? Wo denn? Gibt es hier nicht *weglsch*

Herr! Wirf Hirn vom Himmel!Seagate schtzt Festplatten ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Herr! Wirf Hirn vom Himmel!

Seagate schtzt Festplatten knftig mit einem kryptografischen Fingerabdruck (eID) und setzt dabei auf das Hyperledger Fabric und die IBM-Cloud.
Hyperledger? Das klingt doch, ist das nicht? Ja genau! Das ist Blockchain!!1!

Update: Oh es gibt da auch noch ein Whitepaper zu! Und die wollen das jetzt mal so richtig holistisch angehen (*ankreuz*).

But greater value means greater threats, and software based security measures alone are no longer sufficient to ensure that your data stays under your control. In fact, software-only solutions intensify the pressure on the data storage lifecycle, making end-to-end security both more important and more difficult. Thats why security analysts recommend a broad range of solutions including hardware-based encryption.
BINGO!

Mamamama MAX HEADROOM!!Wobei ich das Video von diesem ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Mamamama MAX HEADROOM!!

Wobei ich das Video von diesem AI-News-Anchor nicht berzeugend finde. Da geht noch einiges. In dem unteren Video ab 1:35 gibt es aber eine tolle Stelle, wo ein "AI Expert" sagt:

AI works better with more data, and China has more data than the US

Seit den 1950er Jahren hat sich die Fruchtbarkeit der ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Seit den 1950er Jahren hat sich die Fruchtbarkeit der Menschheit halbiert.

The study, published in the Lancet, followed trends in every country from 1950 to 2017.

In 1950, women were having an average of 4.7 children in their lifetime. The fertility rate all but halved to 2.4 children per woman by last year.

Natrlich gibt es da zwischen den Lndern noch massive Unterschiede, klar.

Das nenne ich mal eine innovative Auslegung der Datenschutz-Grundverordnung:RISE ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Das nenne ich mal eine innovative Auslegung der Datenschutz-Grundverordnung:

RISE Project, an award-winning investigative journalism outlet in Romania and OCCRPs partner, was ordered Thursday by the Romanian Data Protection Authority (ANSPDCP) to reveal its sources under the threat of a fine of up to 20 million based on the European Unions General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) directive 679/2016.
Wait, what?!

13:02

Como Donald Trump salvou o Partido Democrata da autodestruio "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Thara Narasimhan, esquerda, apresentadora de um programa de rdio hindu no Texas, conversa com o candidato Democrata ao Congresso Sri Kulkarni durante um evento de arrecadao de fundos em Houston, em 29 de julho.

13:02

Patches Revived For A Zstd-Compressed Linux Kernel While Dropping LZMA & BZIP2 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For more than a year it's been talked about adding an option to support Zstd-compressed Linux kernel images while it looks like that Facebook-backed high performance compression algorithm for kernel images could soon finally be mainlined...

13:02

Healing Kidneys with Nanotechnology "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

ScienceDaily:

The triangular, tubular and rectangular shapes are designed and built using a method known as DNA origami. Here, the base pairing properties of DNA's four nucleotides are used to engineer and fabricate DNA origami nanostructures (DONs), which self-assemble and preferentially accumulate in kidneys.
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Experiments described in the new study -- conducted in mice as well as human embryonic kidney cells -- suggest that DONs act as a rapid and active kidney protectant and may also alleviate symptoms of AKI [Acute Kidney Injury]. The distribution of DONs was examined with positron emission tomography (PET). Results showed that the rectangular nanostructures were particularly successful, protecting the kidneys from harm as effectively as the leading drug therapy and alleviating a leading source of AKI known as oxidative stress.

The study is the first to explore the distribution of DNA nanostructures in a living system by means of quantitative imaging with PET and paves the way for a host of new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of AKI as well as other renal diseases.
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The protective and therapeutic effects of the DONs described in the new study are due to the ability of the nanostructures to scavenge reactive oxygen species, thereby insulating vulnerable cells from damage due to oxidative stress.

The technique promises to help prevent renal failure.


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13:01

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates Are Starving Yemenis to Death "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Radhya Almutawakel, Abdulrasheed Alfaqih Jamal Khashoggi was but the latest victim of a reckless arrogance that has become the hallmark of Saudi Arabias foreign policy. Yemenis were saddened, but not surprised, at the extent of the brutality exhibited in Khashoggis killing, because our country has been living through this same Saudi brutality for almost four []

13:00

Upside Down Mark Twain "IndyWatch Feed War"

Philip Farruggio Mark Twain AKA Samuel Clemens ( 1835-1910) best known for his literary works like Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, was also a man with deep rooted empathy for any underclass containing people of color. Few readers of his works realize that he was also a staunch opponent of imperialism, having been president of the Anti Imperialist League from 1901 to his death in 1910. Twain wrote about the treatment of the Chinese in San Francisco during the Civil War when he was a newspaper reporter. In 1865 he astonished many passersby, even those who fought for the abolition of slavery years earlier, when he chose to walk arm in arm through the San Francisco streets with the editor of the recently established Afro American newspaper, the Elevator. Of course, one of his most famous quotes was on his definition of politics: To protect us from the crooks and scoundrels. He also said something that resonates so strongly today: Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting

13:00

CNN: Cold War #23/24 The Wall Comes Down "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

Cold War is a twenty-four episode television documentary series about the Cold War that aired in 1998. It features interviews and footage of the events that shaped the tense relationships between the Soviet Union and the United States.

The series was produced by Pat Mitchell and Jeremy Isaacs, who had earlier in 1973 produced the World War II documentary series The World at War in a similar style. Ted Turner funded the series as a joint production between the Turner Broadcasting System and the BBC, and was first broadcast on CNN in the United States and BBC Two in the United Kingdom. Writers included Hella Pick, Jeremy Isaacs, Lawrence Freedman, Neal Ascherson, Hugh OShaughnessy and Germaine Greer. Kenneth Branagh was the narrator, and Carl Davis (who also collaborated with Isaacs with The World at War) composed the theme music. Each episode would feature historical footage and interviews from both significant figures and others who had witnessed particular events.

The series excluded several Cold War issues and topics, including the Communist takeovers of South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in 1975, the subsequent unification of Vietnam and Vietnamese refugee crisis, the failed Communist revolution in Indonesia in 1965, China after Maos passing, from the trial of the Gang of Four to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, Bulgaria, Albania, and more details on the Dominican crisis of 1965.

13:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This piece of Whaleoil wisdom was brought to you by the Whaleoil Store. Visit us now and find the perfect piece of Whaleoil swag for your collection.   The post Whaleoil wisdom appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:00

Croatia Will NOT Sign UN Migration Pact and Joins the US, Hungary and Austria "IndyWatch Feed World"

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will not sign the UNs Global Compact for Migration (GCM), Croatian newsportal Direktno reports.

The website bases the decision on a Facebook post by Croatian TV journalist Velimir Bujanec. He asked her position on the GCM after a lot of people were interested in her stance.

In the answer his editorial board received, President Grabar-Kitarovic literally states: Be assured I will not sign the Marrakech Agreement, Bujanec writes on Facebook.

President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic - Image: Alexandros Michailidis / shutterstock.com

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12:57

Dogara seeks quick completion of NILDS complex "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called on the Executive to collaborate with the National Assembly towards timely completion of the permanent site of the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILDS), which has been under construction since 2011. The speaker made the call during an inspection tour of the edifice situated on []

The post Dogara seeks quick completion of NILDS complex appeared first on Newtelegraph.

12:57

The U.S. Will Stop Refueling Saudi-led Coalition Jets in Yemen, but Progressives in Congress Want More "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Friday, the Washington Post reported that the Trump administration would end mid-air refueling support to the Saudi- and UAE-led coalition that has been bombing Yemen, cutting off what is widely seen as the most significant pillar of American support for the brutal campaign.

But progressives in Congress are pushing for more, aiming to cut off weapons sales and pass a measure in both chambers that would force the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Yemen. The measure, which was introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna (D.-Calif) in the House and by Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Mike Lee (R.-Utah) in the Senate, relies on the legal theory that intelligence and logistical support amount to hostilities under the 1973 War Powers Act, and therefore must be authorized by Congress, which has not approved U.S. involvement in the war between the coalition and a rebel group known as the Houthis in Yemen.

In a phone interview on Friday, Khanna told The Intercept he was cautiously optimistic about the news, but wants to pass the measure to ensure the Trump administration follows through on its decision.

This is a major change. It could avert a humanitarian crisis, Khanna said. From everything that Ive understood, from activists on the ground, from people who are briefed on policy, the war could not continue without the assistance of U.S. refueling.

It is not clear whether that is the case, however. Citing anonymous sources, the Post reported that the administrations decision was prompted at least in part by the Saudi militarys increased aerial refueling capacity, suggesting that the withdrawal of U.S. support may not have as much impact as Khanna and others hope.

I do think that Congress should memorialize it by passing Senate resolution 54, and House resolution 138, Khanna said, referring to the measures by their respective bill numbers. Similar to what we did in Somalias case, when the White House said that we werent going to have any intervention, Congress went ahead and passed both of the War Powers Resolution [measures], just to make sure that was definitive.

Sanders, too, said he would press for the resolutions passage. Im glad that the Trump administration is ending U.S. refueling of Saudi aircraft in Yemens devastating war U.S. participation in this conflict is unauthorized and unconstitutional and must end completely, he said in a statement Friday evening. I will soon bring Senate Joint Resolution 54 back to the floor for another vote, so the Senate can compel an end to U.S. participation in the Yemen war as a matter of law, not simp...

12:56

Buhari departs for Paris to participate in peace forum "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday departed Abuja for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, which opens on Sunday and ends on Tuesday. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said the President is scheduled to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace []

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12:55

MANCHESTER DERBY: It s another Guardiola, Mourinho bat tle "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Aguero, Sterling, Martial, Rashford on spotlight   The biggest match in Europe this weekend is the Manchester Derby between Manchester City and Manchester United as attention will be on the two managers, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. City, in recent years, have transformed from being nosiy neigbhours to bragging citizens, laying down the marker with []

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12:55

Daniel Andrews - violent extremism is part of contemporary Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Andrews and his defeatists may accept it. I never will. I will never bow to Islamists. I will never accept Islamist ways as part of Australian culture. Anyone who votes for defeatists like Andrews should know precisely what the result of that decision will bring. Here's Andrews speaking in October...

12:54

Buhari: Ill keep promoting revival of Lake Chad "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said his administration would continue to keep the issue of reviving the Lake Chad on the front burner. The President said he would continue to do so in order to get more commitment from the developed countries to do the needful. Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation []

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12:53

Boko Haram survivors stories: From IDP camp to university campus "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

For John Ayuba, Nathan Ibrahim and Marcus Ali, life was becoming meaningless to them after being captured by the dreaded Boko Haram and living in their camp for weeks. But God made a way of escape for them. In this interview with OJIEVA EHIOSUN at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Uhogua, Ovia North []

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12:52

Kwara NDLEA seizes N250m Cannabis imported from Ghana "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Police arrest wanted cult member   Drug enforcement agents in Kwara State said yesterday they have seized three tonnes of compressed cannabis with a market value of N250 million. Saturday Telegragh learnt that the cannabis was imported from Ghana through Togo and Benin Republic. Two suspects have been arrested over the seizure while a third []

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12:52

2019: APC plotting to annex Bayelsa, other littoral states PDP "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the presidency of plotting to annex the political structures of Bayelsa and other littoral states in 2019, for political and economic reasons. This, the party said, was to use security agencies, particularly the police, to browbeat the people, foist a siege mentality []

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12:50

US Declares War on Troika of Russias Latin American Allies "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

US Declares War on Troika of Russias Latin American Allies by Alex Gorka  Russia-Insider The US is going to extend its combat operations the sanctions war aimed at reshaping the world to Latin America. Tough new penalties are planned...

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12:48

Investments in sports have restored our legacy Ugwuanyi "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has stated that the deliberate policies introduced by his administration have restored the legacy of the state as a breeding ground for sporting talents in Nigeria. Gov. Ugwuanyi added that the policies had also ensured that the state reaped the full benefits of sports and sports tourism in the []

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12:45

Oshodi: ONDOFEST 2018 will be a replica of FESTAC 77 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  The Ondo State Arts and Cultural Festival, tagged ONDOFEST 2018 will surpass the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC), which Nigeria hosted in 1977, the Chief Executive of Oshodi Arts Gallery, Seyi Oshodi has said. Oshodi, who is a co-sponsor of the event, stated this in a statement made []

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12:44

'Werewolf' Who Spent Months Waiting By Road Makes Amazing Transformation "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Just six months ago, people thought King was a monster.

Standing on the side of the road in Madera Ranchos, California, the stray dog was covered in scabs and hunched over in pain. His skin appeared scaly, and the disheveled black hair stood straight up on the back of his neck.

He started to become known as the werewolf, because passersby simply didnt know what kind of animal he was and they were scared to get close enough to find out.

Credit: Megan Bowe

Day after day for months, cars passed King by. He was injured, sick and starving. He didnt have much longer to live. But then, his miracle came.

The moment local rescuer Megan Bowe saw a post about King online, she rushed to his side. He was more sickly and frail than she could have ever imagined.

I was about ready to cry when I saw how bad off he was, Bowe, founder of Bowes Adoptable Rescue Pups, told The Dodo in May. He was really on his last leg. He was depressed and could barely even stand up.

Credit: Megan Bowe

Bowe knew right away who the werewolf really was: A very sick German shepherd. She brought him to an emergency vet, where he was diagnosed with a long list of ailments, including scabies, a broken pelvis and a severely broken tail. Vets estimated he was only around 1 year old and said he likely sustained his injuries from being hit by a car.

In just a year of life, King had endured much more than any animal should.

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12:40

Rubio Sounds the Alarm: Palm Beach Elections Supervisor Bans Media Cameras From Public Ballot Counting THREATENS THEM WITH ARRESTS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Palm Beach elections supervisor Susan Bucher, screen image via WPBF 

Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio sounded the alarm Friday night after Palm Beach elections supervisor Susan Bucher banned cameras from public ballot counting and threatened them with arrests.

The Palm Beach Post reported:

RIVIERA BEACH Breaking from normal practice, the Palm Beach County elections supervisor banned media from filming and photographing the high-profile midterm election ballot review process amid allegations of incompetence by Gov. Rick Scott.

Tensions flared Friday morning when Bucher threatened to have camera operators and newspaper reporters arrested for filming ballot tabulation as Palm Beach County. The meeting at least half a dozen television cameras and even more reporters as Palm Beach County is one of the last in Florida to report unofficial results in an election with three tight statewide races. Bucher accused several reporters of illegally taking pictures and videos of signatures on the envelopes of mail ballots.

Reporters repeatedly assured Bucher that they were filming the board members from a safe distance as they examined ballots and decided whether to toss or count them. Signatures were not visible in any Palm Beach Post photos.

Still, Bucher insisted that shed bring officers to forcibly remove any member of the media who filmed the process.

Despite objections from reporters, the canvassing board insisted that the meeting not be filmed or photographed.

There is no way the canvassing board can determine or ascertain what those cameras, those recording devices are recording, said Judge August Bonavita, chair of the canvassing board. We have to focus exclusively on whats in front of us. We cant pay attention to your cameras.

Five Palm Beach County Sheriffs deputies watched the meeting both from inside the room and behind the glass windows lead inside. Under threat of arrest and removal from the meeting, reporters shut down their cameras.

According to the Palm Beach Post, an NBC attorney objected to Susan Buchers camera ban, calling it illegal.

Senator Rubio once again sounded the alarm Friday night after cameras were banned from public ballot...

12:36

Tragedies and statistics: Jamal Khashoggi and Brent Taylor "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Even if the death of one is a tragedy and the death of a million a statistic, sometimes the tragedy can illuminate the statistics.

12:36

Anna Von Reitz -- The Trial of the Century: Your Opinions, Please? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Friday, November 9, 2018

The Trial of the Century -- Your Opinions, Please?



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

Is it plausible that the American People just sat on their thumbs for 150 years and willfully, knowingly, never did the work of "reconstructing" the Federal States of States?

Or is it more plausible that self-interested parties never forthrightly explained the situation to the American People, never followed through on their duty to assist the American People, and instead, used the resulting inaction of the American States and People as an excuse to substitute their own foreign organs of government to replace the Federal States of States in fact mandated by the American States and People?

Having been informed that exactly such substitutions have occurred, that is, that Territorial "States of States" and even Municipal "STATES OF STATES" organizations have been substituted for the lawfully and contractually mandated Federal States of States organizations, do you suspect that this violates the original intent and substance of The Constitution for the united States of America, and thereby also violates all contracts and agreements deriving from it---including any form ("form" is being used in the legal sense here) of "The Constitution of the United States of America"?

Would you consider such secretive substitutions of foreign governmental organizations for American organizations to be treason on the part of those members of the "United States" Congress promoting these actions and also a gross Breach of Trust on the part of the British Monarchs and the Popes responsible for acting as our Trustees on the "High Seas and Navigable Inland Waterways" and in the Global Jurisdiction of the Air, respectively?

We have noted via reference above that there are two "forms" of constitution called "The Constitution of the United States of America". The first, completed in 1789, is a tri-lateral internat...

12:31

MACKAY Terrifying: Knife-wielding woman kicks and bites police "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 10, 2018 at 06:26AM ,

Terrifying: Knife-wielding woman kicks and bites police

November 10, 2018 at 06:26AM ,

On Friday, McNamara (right) fronted Mackay Magistrates Court in custody the day after her inexplicable offending over about 15 minutes.

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12:30

MACKAY From big-time to broke: Miner sacked amidst convictions "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 09, 2018 at 06:26PM ,

From big-time to broke: Miner sacked amidst convictions

November 09, 2018 at 06:26PM ,

violence order breaches, the 44-year-old caused damage to a home which was the property of the company, Mackay Magistrates Court was told.

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12:30

MACKAY Child porn charges scrapped, fail to report case reveals "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 09, 2018 at 08:39AM ,

Child porn charges scrapped, fail to report case reveals

November 09, 2018 at 08:39AM ,

Moffat) on two charges of using a carriage service to access child pornography material came to light in Mackay Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

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MACKAY Drug-affected fitter gives ambos, police tough time "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 10, 2018 at 07:56AM ,

Drug-affected fitter gives ambos, police tough time

November 10, 2018 at 07:56AM ,

An evidently remorseful Tyler Jordan Foale, 25, fronted Mackay Magistrates Court on November 5. He pleaded guilty to public nuisance in the vicinity

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MACKAY Warrant for arrest after man fails to appear "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 10, 2018 at 06:03AM ,

Warrant for arrest after man fails to appear

November 10, 2018 at 06:03AM ,

Craig James Bucktons case was mentioned in Mackay Magistrates Court on Friday. Buckton, 33, was due to appear in the court alongside solicitor,

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MACKAY Man accused of secret filming in change room granted bail "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 09, 2018 at 08:30AM ,

Man accused of secret filming in change room granted bail

November 09, 2018 at 08:30AM ,

Matthew James McDonald, 23, faced Mackay Magistrates Court in custody on Wednesday. McDonald has been charged with visually recording a

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12:30

MACKAY Woman kicks, bites police after wielding knife at passers-by "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 09, 2018 at 08:04AM ,

Woman kicks, bites police after wielding knife at passers-by

November 09, 2018 at 08:04AM ,

A YOUNG South Mackay woman will face the Mackay Magistrates Court later this morning after being charged with a number of offences last night.

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MACKAY No bail for child grooming accused "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY November 09, 2018 at 08:42AM ,

No bail for child grooming accused

November 09, 2018 at 08:42AM ,

Jasmesh Samson Singhs case was mentioned in Mackay Magistrates Court on Wednesday. The 24-year-old man faces 46 charges in total. No pleas

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MACKAY How Eurydices killer stalked her through the city "IndyWatch Feed National"

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EURYDICE Dixons killer downed a bottle of vodka with a mate before stalking her for more than an hour through Melbournes CBD, court documents

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Waiting for the Fake News retraction "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A week or so back, the headlines around the world were all about how it was worse than we thought. Even here in New Zealand, A Newspaper got on board with the doom and gloom. Quote. The worlds oceans have been soaking up far more excess heat in recent decades than scientists realised, suggesting that [] The post Waiting for the Fake News retraction appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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In Search Of The Dark Ages: William the Conqueror Michael Wood (1981) "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

In Search of the Dark Ages is a BBC television documentary series, written and presented by historian Michael Wood, first shown between 1979 and 1981. It comprises eight short films across two seasons, each focusing on a particular character from the history of England prior to the Norman Conquest, a period popularly known as the Dark Ages

.The series was made by BBC Manchester and narrated by Wood, who was at that time a lecturer (and, eventually, Professor of History) at Manchester University. It consists of eight separate programmes, and the collective title is often written as In Search of The Dark Ages (originally it was known simply as In Search of). Each programme, except the finale, ran between 35 and 45 minutes. It began with a one-off pilot programme called In Search of Offa, filmed in 1978, and first broadcast in January 1979.When its reception was regarded as favourable, three further programmes were filmed in 1979. The series first aired on BBC Two in March 1980, beginning with Boadicea and including a repeat showing of the original Offa programme. The series was so well received that a second series was soon commissioned.

In terms of production, the programmes were filmed entirely on location with no studio-based scenes whatsoever. Woods concept was that the entire production should occur in the actual places associated with the historical events on which he was reporting. Essentially, the films were mostly about touring the battlefields and cathedrals of England to view the actual places where the great events of history occurred. This popular and serious style of history programming was becoming increasingly prevalent at that time. The effect was enhanced by Wood often appearing on-screen, instead of being merely a voice-over, thereby giving the viewer an impression of journalistic immediacy. Further, many viewers would not have been aware of him emulating the style of another famous television academic, A.J.P. Taylor.

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Nine People Arrested By Texas AGs Office For Voter Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I leave it to you to decide what side of the aisle they were on. Via ABC: Nine people have now been arrested in connection to participating in an illegal voting scheme in Edinburg, Texas. The arrests follow an ongoing investigation where political workers recruited people who agreed to fraudulently claim residential addresses so they []

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"Just Remember..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"I know the world seems terrifying right now and the future seems bleak. Just remember human beings have always managed to find the greatest strength within themselves during the darkest hours. When faced with the worst horrors the world has to offer, a person either cracks and succumbs to ugliness, or they salvage the inner core of who they are and fight to right wrongs. Never let hatred, fear, and ignorance get the best of you. Keep bettering yourself so you can make the world around you better, for nothing can improve without the brightest, bravest, kindest, and most imaginative individuals rising above the chaos."
- Cat Winters

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Blind Dog Is Constantly Checking To Make Sure His Family Is Still There "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Jake is around 6 years old and has been with his family ever since he was a puppy. About two years ago, Jake developed glaucoma in his eyes, and is now completely blind. He still manages to get around OK, though, and at times seems to forget that hes blind in the first place. 

Credit: Leo Fernandes

Jake has always been very attached to his entire family, and now that hes blind, hes developed some quirky ways of making sure theyre always by his side. 

When Jake still had his sight, he knew exactly where everyone in his family was at all times. Now that he cant see anymore, he still always wants to know where everyone is  

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so hes found the cutest way of checking in to make sure the ones he loves are still nearby. 

Credit: Leo Fernandes

Every once in a while, Jake will wander over to one of his family members and put his face in their lap or right up in their face, just to reassure himself that they havent gone anywhere without him. Sometimes he does it as frequently as every five minutes, but his family never gets annoyed. Theyre always happy to reassure him that hes loved and safe. 

Credit: Leo Fernandes

He doesn't just put his face around you, he also...

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The Poet: Grace Schulman, Blessed Is The Light "IndyWatch Feed World"

Blessed Is The Light

Blessed is the light that turns to fire, and blessed the flames 
that fire makes of what is burns.
Blessed the inexhaustible sun, for it feeds the moon that 
shines but does not burn.
Praised be hot vapors in earth's crust, for they force up
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Holy is the sun that strikes sea, for surely as water burns
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12:26

"Why Is There So Much Pain and Suffering?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

 
"Why Is There So Much Pain and Suffering?"
By Fred Pauser

"Mother Teresa said, Suffering is a gift of God. Well, it may be true that suffering tends to build character, but it also sometimes builds bitterness and criminals. In any case, we would naturally prefer to do without it, especially the extreme forms of it.

We can derive much toward answering the question from a basic knowledge of the evolution of life. Ernst Mayr succinctly summed up the process of natural selection: Natural selection is a two-step process: (1) variations produced, and (2) variations sorted, with the elimination of the less fit so that you end up with a selection of the best." Fitness may involve cooperative abilities as well as competitive, and the ability to adjust to varying environmental conditions.

Variations between individuals are produced by means such as mutations or genetic drift. The individuals that are most able to deal with the circumstances provided within their environmental niche are likely to be most able to reproduce and pass on their genes.

Contributions to the process of natural selection are also made by cataclysmic events such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, meteors and asteroids, etc. It is commonly believed that most dinosaurs were destroyed by such an event. Consequently, niches were opened to species that were more fit in terms of surviving that particular environmental upheaval.

As Teilhard de Chardin could see almost a century ago, evolu...

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Who is behind the manipulation of the gold and silver market? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Who is behind the manipulation of the gold and silver market? by David Schectman Miles Franklin Davids Commentary: Since the election, I have spoken to a few of my friends and family. That group includes die-hard conservatives and liberals. No one...

The post Who is behind the manipulation of the gold and silver market? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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U.S. Crude Oil Posts Longest Losing Streak in Over 34 Years, Falling for 10th Day "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: CNBC: U.S. crude prices fell Friday for a 10th consecutive session, sinking deeper into bear market territory and wiping out the benchmarks gains for the year. The 10-day decline is the longest losing streak for U.S. crude since mid-1984, according to Refinitiv data. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude settled 48 cents lower at []

12:25

Authority of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Moscow Patriarchate (MP) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Moscows Role in Ukraine Orthodox Church Ended By Dmitry Babich Global Research, November 09, 2018 Consortiumnews 7 November 2018 The Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, an authority completely outside Ukraine, on Oct. 11 stripped away the canonical authority of the Ukrainian Orthodox ChurchMoscow Patriarchate (MP), sparking a crisis with Russia. The 1030-year old church is []

12:24

Making light of a serious subject "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In my recent paper about  Imprisonment and Family Structure,  I touched on the phenomenon of multi-partner fertility and how it increases prison populations.

If you don't know what multi-partner fertility looks like...


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Dog Was Almost Shot Because He 'Didn't Want To Hunt' "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A young woman was out at an event in Ohio on October 18 when she overheard a man talking to a group of people about one of his dogs. He was saying the young beagle wouldnt hunt and how he was planning on shooting the dog because of that. 

Bewildered by the mans plans and desperate to help, the young woman immediately went up to him and asked him if she could try and find a rescue to take the dog in instead. The man agreed, and the woman quickly called her mom, who is active in the rescue world, and had her make a post on Facebook in hopes that the right person would see it and be able to help. 

Credit: Schenley Hutson Kirk

Schenley Hutson Kirk, founder of HOUND Rescue and Sanctuary, saw the post on Facebook and immediately responded, saying that if the man was willing to surrender the dog, later named Jeffrey, then she and her rescue would absolutely take him in. The young woman then went over to the mans home to collect Jeffrey, and found the 14-month-old pup living outside in a blue barrel filled with straw, suffering from a severe flea allergy. The poor dog was scared and yet so sweet, and eager to be held by his rescuer. 

Credit: Schenley Hutson Kirk

Jeffrey was transferred into the care of HOUND Rescue and Sanctuary the next day. He was checked over by a vet and, besides his flea allergy, was found to be in surprisingly good health, considering he had spent his entire life living outside. After he was examined and treated, Kirk took him home and got him all settled into his new foster home. Despite everything hed been through, Jeffrey was as sweet as could be from the very beginning, and wanted nothing more than to be held and loved by everyone around him. 
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Francis Fukuyama and the End of Social Media Freedoms "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Robert BRIDGE | Strategic Culture Foundation | 09.11.2018 The American political scientist known for promoting the end of history fish tale following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the spread of Liberal-capitalist values around the world now appears to be angling for ways wittingly or unwittingly to curtail the freedom of []

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Much loved Melbourne restaurant icon killed by Muslim terrorist "IndyWatch Feed National"

Rot in hell you Islamist piece of shit. You havent really experienced Melbourne until youve had pasta at Pellegrinis Pellegrinis sign is heritage-listed. (Audrey Bourget) It's one of the citys oldest cafes, and the plate of pasta will take you back to the 1950s. By Audrey Bourget 12 OCT 2018...

12:10

Every Nation Can Aspire to Be a Model "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

For the United States to be a model nation, it needs to repent of its collective sins and ask each nation that it has exploited in any way for forgiveness so that a new precedent can be established in international relations. We the citizens and voters of the United States must realize how our government and our lifestyles are harming the world.

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Free Hawai`i "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

KE AUPUNI UPDATE - NOVEMBER 2018




















By Leon Siu -  Hawaiian National

Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawai`i, the Hawaiian Kingdom.  

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono.

Mauna Kea - Its time to play the jurisdiction card -

On October 30, the Hawaii State Supreme Court ruled to allow the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) to proceed. The decision is a disappointment to the Native Hawaiian cultural practitioners and protectors who asserted Mauna Kea is sacred and that it is being desecrated. The matter is not pau yet.

First, this recent decision can be challenged all the way up to the US Supreme Court. Second, the permitting process could take another two years. Third, the protectors are committed and prepared to continue blocking construction, to precipitate further court challenges.

The builders said two years ago that if there were any more delays they would have to cut their losses and move on. Well, that was two years ago and they are still here. Yet even with their win in the court last week, two more years are looming before they can start construction. You would think they would just pick up and leave unless the fix is in to fast-track the permitting process again.

The decision was not surprising. Hawaiians trying to win the case on the basis that the TMT proponents were insensitive to "nativ...

12:08

US bill would restrain Saudi Arabia from developing nuclear weapons: Report "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Murder of Jamal Khashoggi prompts Democratic congressman to introduce bill limiting US sales of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

12:01

Raspberry Pi PoE Redux "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

[Martin Rowan] was lucky enough to get his hands on the revised Power Over Ethernet (PoE) hat for the Raspberry Pi. Lucky for us, he wrote it up for our benefit, including inspection of the new hat, its circuit, and electrical testing to compare to the original hardware.

You may remember the original release of the PoE hat for the Raspberry Pi, as well as the subsequent recall due to over-current issues. In testing the revised board, [Martin] powered a test load off the USB ports, and pulled over an amp The first iteration of the PoE hat would often trip the over-current protection at 300 milliamps.

This afternoon, the redesigned PoE board was officially released, and the post mortem of the problem documented in a blog post. Its a lesson in the hidden complexity of hardware design, as well as a cautionary tale about the importance of thorough testing, even when the product is late and the pressure is on.

The PoE hat converts 48 volt power down to a 5 volt supply for the Pi using a flyback transformer. The problem was that this transformer setup doesnt deliver clean steady 5 volt power, but instead provides power as a series of spikes. While these spikes were theoretically in spec for powering the Pi and usb devices, some Raspberry Pis were detecting those spikes as too much current pushed through the USB ports. The official solution essentially consists of better power filtering between the hat and the Pi, flattening that power draw.

Were looking forward to getting our hands on this new and improved PoE Hat, and using it in many project to come.

12:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Click images for a high-res view Military Camouflages Of The World The map above shows the worlds military camouflages. Its based on the countrys primary camo and does not take into account different branches of the military in each country. Moreover, the original map creators are aware that there are a few inaccuracies and out-of-date [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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ICE: Illegal Alien Released By Sanctuary County Went On To Commit Triple Murder "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

More death by Democrats. Via Daily Caller: A Mexican national charged with killing three people in Missouri in early November was released from a New Jersey county jail in 2017, despite being the subject an active immigration detention request, federal authorities said Friday. Luis Perez, 23, allegedly killed two of his ex-roommates in Springfield, Missouri, []

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Post Market Wrap Up LIVE STREAM! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Post Market Wrap Up LIVE STREAM! Video Gregory Mannarino Video Source

The post Post Market Wrap Up LIVE STREAM! (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Social Shame Is Democrats Only Weapon "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Democrats have no facts, so they jump to ad hominem attacks.

The post Social Shame Is Democrats Only Weapon appeared first on Alternative News Network.

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Sowell says "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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11:46

Billionaires, Not Voters, Are Deciding Elections "IndyWatch Feed World"

The recent midterm elections offered an opportunity for Americas moneyed elites to spend their ridiculous wealth on a catalog of their favorite causes and candidates. We are locked in a vicious cycle, where billionaires continue to amass wealth due to policies their influence has bought, which in turn enrich them with even more resources with which to shift the American polity in their favor.

Part of the problem is that billionaires control over our democracy is largely invisible. As a recent study by The Guardian showed, high-profile wealthy elites like Warren Buffett or Bill Gates are anomalies. To that point, [M]ost of the wealthiest US billionaires have made substantial financial contributionsamounting to hundreds of thousands of reported dollars annually, in addition to any undisclosed dark money contributionsto conservative Republican candidates and officials who favor the very unpopular step of cutting rather than expanding social security benefits, write the reports authors. Yet, over the 10-year period we have studied, 97% of the wealthiest billionaires have said nothing at all about social security policy.

The midterm races in California saw several examples of the insidious ways in which the billionaire class made its mark on democracy, most notably in the defeat of Proposition 10, the state ordinance that would have expanded local governments jurisdiction over rent control. Several years ago, Wall Street hedge fund managers began scooping up rental properties and foreclosed homes in Los Angeles. According to journalist David Dayen, Hedge funds, private equity firms and the biggest banks have raised massive amounts of capital to buy distressed or foreclosed single-family homes, often in bulk, at bargain prices. He added, Its the next Wall Street gold rush, with all the warning signs of a renewed speculative bubble.

So it should have come as no surprise that those same firms spent millions to protect their investments from returning lower profits in their fight against Prop 10. Sadly, Californians bought the corporate propaganda hook, line and sinker, and voted it down by a whopping 61.7 percent, saying no to rent control. (Incidentally, the opposition to rent control was also bizarrely funded in part by the Pharmaceutical....

11:45

How to save money on the tastiest CHRISTMAS HAM "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

To celebrate smoking Colin Craig we have a red hot deal for you. Due to our special relationship with our supplier we can offer you a blistering red hot ham special right now, while stocks last. Heres the details, but you will need to be quick, there are limited supplies. Whale Meat Frozen Hams have [] The post How to save money on the tastiest CHRISTMAS HAM appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Gregory Mannarino, Post Market Wrap Up 11/8/18 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gregory Mannarino, Post Market Wrap Up 11/8/18

11:43

The Jeff Sessions Matter "IndyWatch Feed War"

(This is intended as a study-aid to anyone trying to make sense out of the unfolding scandal. I proceed from the premise that the study of history is fundamentally the study of causal relationships over time. What leads to what? Scrolling up and down this timeline, expanding it, clarifying, repeating until its memorized, maybe we can get some small insights into the reasons for the imminent constitutional crisis.)

Note 1: The Attorney-General of the United States is the chief legal advisor of the U.S. government. Since 1789 this officers duties have been defined as to prosecute and conduct all suits in the Supreme Court in which the United States shall be concerned, and to give his advice and opinion upon questions of law when required by the President of the United States, or when requested by the heads of any of the departments. Especially since the formation of the Justice Department in 1870 the functions of this official resemble those of Ministers of Justice elsewhere in the world. The Justice Department ranks with State, Defense and Treasury as among the four top power-centers in the regime.

Note 2: Past Attorney-Generals have included John Mitchell of Watergate fame (who served 19 months in federal prison for covering up for Nixon); and Elliott Richardson, who resigned rather than heed Nixons demand that he fire special Watergate Prosecutor Archibald Cox. They have included Robert Kennedy, Ramsey Clark, Robert Bork, Edwin Meese, Janet Reno, Eric Holder, John Ashcrofta mixed bag of liberal opportunists, slowly evolving progressives, total reactionaries, weird religious fanatics.

That someone like Matt Whitaker, who three years ago was threatening a victim ripped off by his bogus firm with criminal consequencespositively boasting of his own status as a former United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, adding: and I also serve on World Patent Marketings Advisory Board should not shock those of us familiar with history. (But I fear we are a small minority.)

It should surely not shock anyone who remains unshocked by Trumps pussy-grabbing talk, his support for Roy Moore, the Kavenaugh confirmation, his apparent satisfaction with Prince MbSs explanation for the Khashoggi murder, etc., that he would appoint (as a great guy) this person he says he doesnt really know except by reputation as Minister of Justice of this benighted country.

Note 3: Understanding the power and significance of the position, and the fact that it is sometimes held by a total thug who manipulates and avoids the law at will as their power allows, we should encourage anyone entangled in the legal system in the U.S. to soberly consider the possibility that the whole damned thing is presently under constitutionally illegitimate leadership. May doubt and disillusionment reign. They make se...

11:42

Do gut bacteria make a second home in our brains? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Preliminary finding turns heads at neuroscience meeting.

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West Africans Harrowing Journey to U.S. Underscores Immigration Shift "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

SALEM, Ore. The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border.

Then Abdoulaye Camara, from the poor West African country of Mauritania, asked U.S. officials for asylum.

Camaras arduous journey highlights how immigration to the United States through its southern border is evolving. Instead of being almost exclusively people from Latin America, the stream of migrants crossing the Mexican border these days includes many who come from the other side of the world.

Almost 3,000 citizens of India were apprehended entering the U.S. from Mexico last year. In 2007, only 76 were. The number of Nepalese rose from just four in 2007 to 647 last year. More people from Africa are also seeking to get into the United States, with hundreds having reached Mexican towns across the border from Texas in recent weeks, according to local news reports from both sides of the border.

Camaras journey began more than a year ago in the small town of Toulel, in southern Mauritania. He left Mauritania, where slavery is illegal but still practiced, because its a country that doesnt know human rights, he said.

Camara was one of 124 migrants who ended up in a federal prison in Oregon after being detained in the U.S. near the border with Mexico in May, the result of the Trump administrations zero tolerance policy.

He was released Oct. 3, after he had passed his credible fear exam, the first step on obtaining asylum, and members of the community near the prison donated money for his bond. He was assisted by lawyers working pro bono.

My heart is so gracious, and I am so happy. I really thank my lawyers who got me out of that detention, Camara said in French as he rode in a car away from the prison.

Camaras journey was epic, yet more people are making similar treks to reach the United States. It took him from his village on the edge of the Sahara desert to Morocco by plane and then a flight to Brazil. He stayed there 15 months, picking apples in orchards and saving his earnings as best he could. Finally he felt he had enough to make it to the United States.

All that lay between him and the U.S. border was 6,000 miles (9,700 kilometers).

It was very, very difficult, said Camara, 30. I climbed mountains, I crossed rivers. I crossed many rivers, the sea.

Camara learned Portuguese in Brazil and could understand a lot of Spanish, which is similar, but not speak it very well. He rode buses through Brazil, Peru and Colombia. Then he and others on the migrant trail faced the most serious obstacle: the Darien Gap, a 60-mile (97-kilometer) stretch of roadl...

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Accord en vue en Europe sur la surveillance des investissements trangers "IndyWatch Feed World"

09 Nov 2018 | Les EchosL'Union europenne va crer un mecanisme de surveillance des investissements directs trangers en Europe, y compris les rachats et locations de terres agricoles.

11:35

Buybacks Will Push the Market Higher "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Buybacks Will Push the Market Higher by Nomi Prins Daily Reckoning A lot of people seem to have already forgotten about last months big market sell-off. But if youre still worried about Octobers market sell-off, you should know that...

The post Buybacks Will Push the Market Higher appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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BREAKING=> Brenda Snipes MISSES DEADLINE WONT TURN OVER BALLOTS! GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Is Filing Contempt of Court Against Snipes! #StopTheSteal (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A Judge found Broward County in violation of the Constitution and ordered Brenda Snipes to allow ballot inspections immediately during an emergency hearing on Friday.

Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes must allow inspections on or before 7 PM ET Friday, AP reported.

BUT SNIPES DID NOT TURN OVER THE BALLOTS ON FRIDAY NIGHT!

Rep. Matt Gaetz is outside the Broward County elections headquarter where Brenda Snipes is holed up inside stuffing ballots and refusing to turn records over to state officials!

Gaetz is going to a court immediately to get a motion of contempt against Brenda Snipes.

Gaetz also said he was not allowed into the elections headquarters but saw Democrat attorneys entering the offices all day.

And Gaetz said he did not see any Republican attorneys in the area today!!

Rep. Gaetz says state officials STILL do not know how many ballots were cast, who cast them and where they were cast THREE DAYS after the election!

Rep. Gaetz:  When I leave here we are going to go get motions of contempt prepared and we are going back in front of a judge to hold Brenda Snipes in contempt of court.

Via Lou Dobbs Tonight:

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11:30

Tilty McJesus goes to Canberra "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Lefties hate churchies as a rule. Witness the outpourings of leftist scorn on Prime Minister Scott Morrison on account of his evangelical faith. Who can also forget the vicious bigotry heaped on Mitt Romney in the States? In fact, the left hate Christians so much that, when theyve got into power, its often got very [] The post Tilty McJesus goes to Canberra appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Did Ashton Kutcher Just Admit To A Crime On Twitter While Arguing For More Gun Control? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hes calling for more laws, while appearing to violate laws already on the books. Good job there, ace. Via Twitchy: Among the celebs calling for more focus on mental health as well as gun control in the wake of the Thousand Oaks, Calif. mass shooting is Ashton Kutcher, who also told a story about how []

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Catastrophic Climate Change (August 2015) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It's said that "seeing is believing." I know that seeing can also be deceiving, particularly given the digital world we live in. It's also said that "a picture is worth a thousand words," and if the latter be so, then I'd say a good video is worth many thousands of words, as this one is.

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BRICS after Bolsonaro "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

BRICS after Bolsonaro by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker BRICS is the acronym of the alliance that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. In reality, and with all due respect to Brazil and South Africa, BRICS is about RIC....

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"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Here is one of the largest objects that anyone will ever see on the sky. Each of these fuzzy blobs is a galaxy, together making up the Perseus Cluster, one of the closest clusters of galaxies. The cluster is seen through a foreground of faint stars in our own Milky Way Galaxy. 
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Near the cluster center, roughly 250 million light-years away, is the cluster's dominant galaxy NGC 1275, seen above as a large galaxy on the image left. A prodigious source of x-rays and radio emission, NGC 1275 accretes matter as gas and galaxies fall into it. The Perseus Cluster of Galaxies, also cataloged as Abell 426, is part of the Pisces-Perseus supercluster spanning over 15 degrees and containing over 1,000 galaxies. At the distance of NGC 1275, this view covers about 15 million light-years.
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Chet Raymo, "That Cottage of Darkness" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"That Cottage of Darkness"
by Chet Raymo

"Theresa asked those of us who count ourselves agnostic to comment on Julian Barnes' new book "Nothing To Be Frightened Of," reviewed by Garrison Keillor in the New York Times Book Review. Barnes, a professed agnostic, writes about his obsessive preoccupation with death at age sixty-two. Apparently (according to Keillor) it is a rather gloomy book, redeemed by affectionate family reminiscences. Since I have not read the book, I cannot comment on it, but I think what Theresa wants from us is testimony as to how agnostics deal with the prospect of personal oblivion.

Death is the great black bear that looms in everyone's path. In my experience, believers and unbelievers face death with about equal equanimity or disquiet. I would guess it has more to do with temperament than belief. Barnes would appear to have a particularly morbid cast of mind. I'm ten years older than Barnes and the black bear doesn't keep me awake at night. What is the message Barnes takes from science? Our brains are lumps of meat and the soul is merely "a story the brain tells itself." There is no evidence of a self, nothing in a grim material landscape that offers hope.

This, I would submit, is an unnecessarily morose telling of the scientific story. It is certainly true that science sees no evidence of a self that can exist independently of our physical bodies. But what a thing is the physically-embedded self! It begins as a fertilized egg that carries within it four billion years of ancestral experience. It grows into a teeming organism of ten trillion cells, contrived of stardust, protected by an immune system finely attuned to...

11:05

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "Leavings" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Leavings"

In time a man disappears
from his lifelong fields, from
the streams he has walked beside,
from the woods where he sat and waited.
Thinking of this, he seems to
miss himself in those places
as if always he has been there.
But first he must disappear,
and this he foresees with hope,
with thanks.  Let others come.

- Wendell Berry

11:04

Ten years after the Penan Rape inquiry when will impunity end? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

On 5 October, the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 was announced. The recipients were laureates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Denis Mukwege is a gynecologist specialising in the treatment of women victimised by sexual violence in the []

11:03

Demonic Possession in a Chinese Family "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family
Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar

The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family

A book by Lindsay Wong

Editors Note: Eunice Wong, Truthdigs book editor and the writer of this review, narrated the Audible audiobook of The Woo-Woo, by Lindsay Wong. They are not related.

Many people are deeply damaged by their childhoods, even those with kind and affectionate parents. And then theres Lindsay Wong. Diagnosed with an incurable brain disorder in her early 20s, she writes, Of course, [the neurologist] had no idea that the childhood I had survived in my neighborhood of meth labs and pot grow-ops, andthe most dangerous of allmy crazy parents, made this look like a cakewalk.

Wong (no relation to me, though, full disclosure, I did narrate the Audible audiobook of The Woo-Woo) grew up in a family with severe mental illness and a predisposition for outrageous cruelty. Her family did not trust Western medicine, choosing instead to believe that the hallucinations, delusions, suicide attempts and abuse caused by conditions like serious paranoid schizophrenia were the result of demonic possession.

It sounds heavy, but Wongs memoir, The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family, is as wickedly hilarious and irreverent as it is caustic and harrowing.

When Wong is 6 years old, her mother, attempting to hide from the murderous Woo-Woo ghosts that she believes have haunted her family for generations, takes her three young children to their suburban shopping centers food court every single day, where they stay from opening until closing at 10 p.m., leaving only to go to school. She feeds them candy for breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner. Having been raised on fast food from the mall and easy Chinese food (fried rice, lo mein, chop suey), she writes, I could eat anything and didnt yet know the difference between margarine and mayonnaise. My taste buds for Western cuisine were seriously underdeveloped, and if someone handed me a sandwich full of gummy bears and potato chips, I would gladly eat it with a hand...

11:03

"A Blessing" "IndyWatch Feed World"

 "A Blessing"

May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.
May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.
May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon.
May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path.
May the flame of anger free you from falsity.
May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and may anxiety never linger about you.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.
May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.
May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.
May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder."

- John O'Donohue

11:01

Kimba property values plunge, following plans for nuclear waste dump there "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Zac Eagle Fight To Stop Nuclear Waste Dump In Flinders https://www.facebook.com/groups/344452605899556/RangesSA  9 Nov 18 

 This is what happens to a property market when a town is going for a nuclear waste dump.

Kimba 28% down in 12 months.

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11:00

Michelle Obama: Ill Never Forgive Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Wasnt the birther thing started by Hillary Clinton who Michelle Obama then embraced and supported for president? And whose administration along with Hillary Clinton has been behind demonizing Trump and the GOP as an existential threat for the last three years? Whose been supportive of a resistance tearing at the fabric of society for the []

11:00

Spring Street socialist gets deeper in bed with the reds "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

When Joe McCarthy shouted that there were hundreds of known Communists in the US State Department, he was definitely exaggerating and probably a few years late, but he wasnt entirely wrong. Just because youre paranoid, doesnt mean theyre not out to get you. The fact was that the State Department had been heavily infiltrated by [] The post Spring Street socialist gets deeper in bed with the reds appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Early Bitcoin Pioneer Speculates Who Nakamoto Is, Gives $100 Million in Asset Away "IndyWatch Feed National"

Jeff Garzik, an early pioneer of Bitcoin, has revealed that hes given away over $100 million worth of the asset, but has no regrets about it.

Giving Money to Something He Believes In

Garzik has been in the space since 2010 after reading a blog post about Bitcoin. Writing code for it, he soon became the third-biggest contributor to Bitcoin after Satoshi Nakamoto and Gavin Andresen.

However, in a report with Bloomberg, the Bitcoin pioneer notes that the currency is not what he thought it would be. Yet, despite this, hes proud of what has been achieved so far. So much so, that in a bid to spur software work on he gave 15,678 Bitcoins away about seven years ago in developer bounties. At current prices thats around $100 million.

Garzik recalls that when Bitcoin reached $1 in 2011 a party was held to celebrate the milestone, adding it was a question whether this thing would survive at all. And theres no question of that today.

Yet, while Nakamotos idea of Bitcoin being used as private money hasnt materialised yet, Garzik is fine with it being treated as a store of value.

It is an organism, its something that evolves, he added. It hasnt evolved in the direction of high-volume payments, which is something we thought about in the very early days: getting merchants to accept Bitcoins. But on the store-of-value side its unquestionably a success.

Related Reading: Jeff Garzik Builds Thousand Year Cryptocurency

Will the Real Nakamoto Please Stand Up

Having worked closely, if only online, with Nakamoto, Garzik thinks he knows who it may be.

Speaking of the late Floridian Dave Kleiman, he said that this this gentleman was self taught and that it matches his coding style. He went on to add that:

the Bitcoin coder was someone who was very, very smart, but not a classically trained software engineer.

Kleiman, who was wheelchair...

11:00

Herculean Climate Rant to Rouse Humanity "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Climatologist Paul Beckwith is one amazing individual. Check his bio on paulbeckwith.net if you haven't already, along with the many items he links to, particularly the one titled "Solutions." Long shots though they are, we should certainly understand where we stand, both literally and figuratively. He gives newer ideas herein.

11:00

"Safe In Harbor..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

 A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
 - William Shedd

11:00

Using E-Paper Displays for an Electronic Etch A Sketch "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Electronic things are often most successful when they duplicate some non-electronic thing. Most screens, then, are poor replacements for paper. Except, of course, for E-paper. These displays have high contrast even in sunlight and they hold their image even with no power. When [smbakeryt] was looking at his daughters Etch-a-Sketch, he decided duplicating its operation would be a great way to learn about these paper-like displays.

You can see a video of his results and his findings below. He bought several displays and shows them all, including some three-color units which add a single spot color. The one thing youll notice is the displays are slow which is probably why they havent taken over the world.

The displays connect to a Raspberry Pi and many of the displays are meant to mount directly to a Pi. The largest display is nearly six inches and some of the smaller displays are even flexible. It appears the three color displays were much slower than the ones that use two colors. To combat the slow update speeds, some of the displays can support partial refresh.

The drawing toy uses optical encoders connected to the Raspberry Pi. The Python code is available. Even if you dont want to duplicate the toy, the comparison of the displays is worth watching. We were really hoping hed included an accelerometer to erase it by shaking, but youll have to add that feature yourself. By the way, in the video, he mentions the real Etch-a-Sketch might work with magnets. It doesnt. It is an aluminum powder that sticks to the plastic until a stylus rubs it off.

Weve seen these displays many times before, of course. If you are patient enough, you can even use them as Linux displays.

10:58

There Was Bobby Burns and There Is Eric Bogle "IndyWatch Feed National"

Insert: Armistice Day 1918, Sydney

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

What is it in us that can respond to a song, or even just a line from a song, better than we can respond to a ton of books? And why does it matter that a poem rhymes? And how does the artist make contact in the first place with some special insight into the human condition?

Tomorrow being armistice day, and not just any armistice day but the hundredth one, Gumshoe would like to spotlight an Adelaide man named Eric Bogle. He is 74 and is best known or a song he wrote 47 years ago And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda.

Surely its the definitive piece about the cruelty of war and the meaninglessness of such human destruction. But there is never a word to that effect. Just a l...

10:58

SOTT FOCUS: Trumped by The President: How The Democrats' Blue Wave Turned Into a Blue Rinse "IndyWatch Feed World"

Whilst the Nancy Pelosi-led Democratic Party understandably talked up their House of Representatives victory, there was no fireworks barge on the East River and no blue wave on which to float it. The billions of dollars spent by the suddenly flush Blues yielded a Republican majority in the US Senate (and thus the end of the impeachment threat), the victory of the GOP in the states Trump campaigned in (again), and a Republican Party more beholden to the most reviled president in modern US history. Comment: In the media and within 'the intelligentsia', he is, but objectively Bush II and Obama probably win that contest, hands down. How could it be otherwise given that 'the most reviled president in modern US history' carried the GOP to victory at the Midterms 'in every state he campaigned in'? The Democrats have learned little from their defeat by Trump in 2016. Their 'identity politics' celebration of "the first this, the first that" elected to office in US history will be scant...

10:56

Mirrar people at last gain some control over their traditional land, as uranium miners leave "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jabiru native title claim victory for Mirarr traditional owners https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-09/mirarr-country-jabiru-native-title-determination-nt/10479708

Traditional owners in Jabiru, 300 kilometres east of Darwin, are celebrating after their native title rights and interests were successfully recognised under Australian law.

Key points:

  • Native Title application first lodged on behalf of the Mirrar people in 1998
  • Determination gives native title parties security to ensure their rights are protected
  • As mining interests leave, traditional owners hope to revitalise the struggling town

Generations of Mirarr people have lived traditionally and used the land within the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park for thousands of years.

In 2017, researchers uncovered a wealth of artefacts on Mirarr country which indicated humans reached Australia at least 65,000 years ago up to 18,000 years earlier than archaeologists previously thought.

Today, a special on-country hearing will be held to present the Mirarr native title holders, led by five senior women, with hard copies of the native title determination over areas of the Jabiru township.

The Mirarr estate extends beyond Jabiru to include areas affected by the Ranger Uranium Mine and the Jabiluka mineral lease.

In 1998, Yvonne Margarula, the daughter of Toby Gangale one of the most prominent Mirarr people to opposed the mine in the 1970s filed the application for native title with the Federal Court of Australia on behalf of the Mirarr people under the newly passed act.

The determination is an important next step for the community to have a voice as the Ranger Uranium Mine winds up its operations.

The native title claim covers about 13 square kilometres of the Jabiru township.

A time of transition in Jabiru

Jabiru township was established in 1982 as a hub to service works for the mine, then owned by Pan Continental.

A third of the towns 1,000 residents are Aboriginal, but the population has been declining as the town prepares for the mines closu...

10:55

If Don Calls You Rude, Does it Mean You're Rude? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Acosta-Trump fracas is Washington in a nutshell: bad manners, aggression, throbbing egos, and posturing hotheads.

10:55

A federal election issue? Future management of Australias nuclear wastes? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Mark Simpkin Fight To Stop Nuclear Waste Dump In Flinders Ranges SA November 7

ITS ALL ABOUT THE WASTE
Ben Heards recent outing on 60 Minutes Australia in my view highlighted the fundamentally flawed issue regarding Nuclear as a solution to energy. In Australia we have been mining it, refining it, selling it and using it for around 60 years and in all that time, no one has invested much effort into figuring out what to do with it in terms of WA...

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UN Food Storage Facility Targeted as Saudi Coalition Closes in on Hodeida "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

HODEIDA,YEMEN At least 15 civilians were killed on Thursday after Saudi-led coalition aircraft and artillery carried out strikes against a residential area in Yemens strategic western province of Hodeida and the border areas of Sadaa.

A local source told MintPress News that Saudi jets conducted airstrikes against the al-Jabaliyah area in the al-Tuheita district in southern Hodeida on Thursday afternoon, killing 45-year-old Hassan al Ameri and his four daughters Sumiah, Hunood, Laila and Hend, who ranged in age from eight months to nine years old. Al Ameris twelve-year-old son, Ali, was also killed in the attack.

On Friday, three women were killed when Saudi border guards targeted their village in the Razeh district with artillery fire. The village has been under intensive artillery and missile attack since the Saudi-led coalition, supported by the United States, renewed its large-scale offensive weeks ago.

At least six Yemenis were also killed and three others injured by Saudi airstrikes on the town of Mastaba in the northwestern Hajjah Province. Saudi mercenary forces also fired artillery at civilian homes in Hodeidas 7th of July district.

According to a new report by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, the Saudi-led war has so far claimed the lives of at least 56,000 Yemenis.

Recent fighting in the besieged city of Hodeida places at risk an additional 600,000 civilians who are unable to flee the violence. Amnesty International has warned that civilians in Hodeida will pay a terrible price unless warring parties act immediately to protect them from the fighting.

So far, the violence has been still centered on the southern outskirts of the city, especially in the areas near the university, the international airport, and the Kilo 16 district. Fierce battles are ongoing.

Saudi-led coalition operations have begun towards the northern and the western sides of Hodeida, where first the first time since the coalition began its war on Yemen in 2015, the c...

10:51

Mining industry and union get together to prevent mining clean-up legislation "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 

Have you noticed how quickly Liberal members of parliament jump into the polluting industries ?

The mining industry and powerful CFMMEU join forces on mining reforms, Brisbane Times, By Felicity Caldwell, 9 November 2018 ...

10:50

New Border Wall Will Destroy Butterfly Center, Historic Chapel, and Texas State Park "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Marianna Trevio Wright, director of the National Butterfly Center, looks over a government map where CBP has said it will build President Trumps border wall in Texas.

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10:49

Migrant caravan undeterred despite facing border bottleneck after Trump tightens asylum rules "IndyWatch Feed World"

A major shot across the bow from President Trump on Thursday may give migrants in the Central American caravan second thoughts about entering the U.S. The caravan, numbering roughly 6,000, spent one more night in Mexico City before continuing north to Queretaro. However, in a statement issued jointly by the DHS and DOJ, the administration said migrants will not be allowed to enter the U.S. illegally to file asylum claims, which is how the vast majority of roughly 150,000 Central American families and children entered the U.S. last fiscal year. Instead, they will be required to enter through official ports of entry, like those near San Diego, Yuma and El Paso. By issuing the new directive, the President is creating a bottleneck by funneling tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to already overcrowded ports.

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10:45

The Election Results Are In: As Always, You Lost! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Election Results Are In: As Always, You Lost! Video Dollar Vigilante The Election Results Are In: As Always, You Lost! Politicians will do nothing but continue the policies that have made the US a third world country. Video...

The post The Election Results Are In: As Always, You Lost! (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

10:44

Australias renewable energy opportunity- export industry and jobs creation "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In energy, Australians are already world beaters who have voted with their roofs.

Renewable projects that are planned and under construction in Queensland alone have created more than 35,000 jobs.

visit www.fairdinkumpower.com.au, read the manifesto and sign the pledge

Why Australia needs to be a renewable energy superpower  https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/the-economy/why-australia-needs-to-be-a-renewable-energy-superpower-20181109-p50f0h.html  Mike Cannon-Brookes , Australia has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to redefine its place in the world through the production of renewable energy. I share a vision with thousands of Aussies who believe we can get Australia to 100 per cent renewable energy. This transition not only benefits the planet it presents one of the greatest economic opportunities for our country in terms of job creation and economic growth over the next 10 to 20 years.

This isnt a pipe dream. Australia is blessed with abundant rene...

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10:43

The Prevalence of Myth over History "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

How it possibly can be that the same Union army that fought to bring human rights to black slaves immediately on war's end was sent under the same generals, Sherman and Sheridan, to slaughter the Plains Indians. Why did the Union army fight for human rights for blacks and against human rights for native American Indians?

10:43

Win10 Activation Server Borked for a Bit "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Computerworld:

A bug in Microsoft's activation server has led to pandemonium among people trying to activate or re-activate their Windows 10 Pro licenses. No need to panic. Microsoft will fix it "within one to two business days." (Try telling your boss that.)

If you see a bogus report about an invalid Win10 Pro license, relax. It's just Microsoft's servers screwing up, again, and everything should be copacetic in a couple of days.

On Twitter, Windows leaker emeritus Faikee posted this screenshot:

[...] There's also a lengthy diatribe on Reddit.

[...] The only breath of hope that I've found comes from the Microsoft Answers Forum, where Daniel Randy quotes a Live Agent response as saying:

Thank you for sharing, Daniel. Microsoft has just released an Emerging issue announcement about current activation issue related to Pro edition recently. This happens in Japan, Korea, American and many other countries. I am very sorry to inform you that there is a temporary issue with Microsoft's activation server at the moment and some customers might experience this issue where Windows is displayed as not activated.

Our engineers are working tirelessly to resolve this issue and it is expected to be corrected within one to two business days, Daniel.

But Ask Woody says it's fixed now:

I followed the updated troubleshooting steps posted by Joo Carrasqueira on Neowin and, bada-boom bada-bang, its all activated now. The Steps:

  1. Click Start > Settings > Update & Security
  2. On the left choose Activation
  3. Under the top section, click Troubleshoot

Original Submission

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10:40

Australian police search Melbourne properties in terror investigation - Thomson Reuters Foundation "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian police search Melbourne properties in terror investigationThomson Reuters FoundationMELBOURNE, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Australian counter-terrorism investigators were searching two properties in suburban Melbourne on Saturday morning, the day after a man killed one person in what authorities said was a terrorist attack in the city. Police ...

10:39

Trump Co-Conspirator in Hush Payments to Stormy Daniels, McDougal Report "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

First, CNN: Federal prosecutors prepared a detailed 80-page indictment against Michael Cohen that outlined President Donald Trumps role in directing payments to women to keep quiet about alleged affairs, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Muellers team defends his authority in court amid Justice Department shakeup The report adds new details to Cohens comments in []

10:39

Prudent Steps For Becoming Safer, More Secure & More Mobile "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Prudent Steps For Becoming Safer, More Secure & More Mobile

Executive Summary

  • My recommended steps for greater home security
  • My recommended steps for greater personal security
  • My (new) recommendations on emergency batteries & charges
  • The benefits of being mobile during a crisis: a new model worth considering

If you have not yet read Part 1: How Prepared Are You? Lets Find Out., available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

Perhaps the biggest and hardest question of planning for an uncertain future is Where should I do that? For 99% of all scenarios that I can envision as being likely, I think that sheltering in place is the absolute right answer.

But having a second place to fall back to should be in everyones plans. Just in the past few years, weve seen PP members have to decamp and hustle out of town because of fires (in California) and hurricanes (in Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida and North Carolina).

As I mentioned in an earlier report, I'm actively working on a second site that will be near enough to my current location to afford easy back-and-forth trips and be a pleasant escape with enough natural beauty to draw me to visit it on a regular basis while the status quo still reigns.

My criteria for this place is that it be relatively rural, near good water (such as a small year-round stream), have a southerly orientation or otherwise good solar exposure, be within an hour's drive from my main residence, have good soil and at least of an acre to garden on, and have a site for a small structure/camper.

But even this Plan B retreat may not work for certain scenarios such as an earthquake, flooding, or a nearby nuclear reactor failure. Hey, stuff happens. What if war breaks out between major powers at some point? The amount of chatter on that front is very high right now among US, Chinese and Russian military officials. Who knows?

Whats unpredictable in many of these circumstances is...

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How Prepared Are You? Lets Find Out. "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How Prepared Are You? Lets Find Out.

We're pleased to announce the first-ever Peak Prosperity Resilience Challenge.

Over an upcoming weekend in January 2019 (specifc dates to be announced soon) participating individuals will turn off their electricity from Friday at 7:00pm to 7:00pm Sunday and subsist entirely off of their existing preparations.

Are you in?

Join the conversation

10:39

Election of 100 women to U.S. Congress gives hope for changing the nuclear status quo "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Newly-Elected Women Should Challenge U.S. Nuclear Posture, International Policy Digest,   Cassandra Varanka  08 NOV 2018 On Tuesday night, women made history. For the first time the United States elected more than 100 women to serve in the United States House of Representatives. These women are diverse in so many ways the first Native women, the first Muslim women, the youngest woman. They bring incredibly different backgrounds from military veterans to teachers.

As these newly-elected women converge on Capitol Hill and are sworn in January, they have the opportunity to challenge the nuclear status quo and usher in a new era of nuclear nonproliferation. Many of our nuclear policies have been the same since the invention of the atomic bomb. The presidents nuclear posture review touts escalate to de-escalate and relies on the Cold War tactic of mutually assured destruction. The president maintains the sole authority to launch a nuclear weapon and can do so at any time without further authorization. Right now, the United States is risking a...

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US to end refuelling support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen: Reports "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Coalition led by Saudi Arabia has killed tens of thousands of Yemeni civilians and sparked one of world's worst cholera epidemics

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Saudi-led Coalition Kills More Than 100 Houthis And Captures Key Positions Inside Al-Hudaydah (Map, Videos) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies imposed control of the May 22 Hospital and several other positions in the western part of the coastal city of al-Hudaydah following fierce clashes with the Houthis, the Emirates News Agency (ENA) reported in the late hours of November 9.

The [Saudi-backed] Yemeni Joint Resistance forces took full control of new strategic areas in the Western parts of al-Hudaydah, in addition to the Yemen Mobile roundabout, the Red Sea silos and mills and the Faculty of Engineering, while continuing their advance towards As-Saleh city, in the Eastern part of al-Hudaydah, ENAs report reads.

Saudi-led Coalition Kills More Than 100 Houthis And Captures Key Positions Inside Al-Hudaydah (Map, Videos)

Click to see full-size map, By iswnews.com

Meanwhile, local sources informed the France-Press Agency (AFP) that more than 110 Houthi fighters and 22 Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters were killed in the last 24 hours as a result of the clashes around and inside al-Hudaydah.

The Houthis cut several supply routes of the Saudi-led coalition on the western Yemeni coast during the last few days. However, the coalition is still advancing in al-Hudaydah thanks to its aerial superiority. This situation may change when coalition forces reach the urban areas in the heart of the strategic city.

Videos of Saudi-led coalition advance in al-Hudaydah:

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10:32

Nov. 30-Dec. 1 No NAFTA2 Days Of Action "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On November 30, the leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada plan to sign the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now called the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), during the G-20 Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is the last date that the agreement can be signed by the outgoing right-wing Mexican President Pea Nieto before the new president takes office. Join the first No NAFTA 2 national call on Tuesday, November 13 at 9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific.

10:32

Deities "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Door lintel from Hatra in northern Iraq, 2nd-3rd century AD

10:32

Toshiba dumps nuclear business "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Toshiba Ditches UK Nuclear Business, U.S. LNG Operations, Oil Price.com 

Toshiba will also liquidate another nuclear subsidiary in the UK, Advance Energy UK Limited. The loss that the company will book from the wind-ups will come in at US$130 million (15 billion yen) and will be booked in its 2018/19 results

Earlier this year, Toshiba sold its U.S. nuclear power business, Westinghouse, for US$4.6 billion to a group of investment companies led by Brookfield Asset Management. The deal puts an end to a major headache for the Japanese conglomerate, which last year warned that it might have trouble surviving if it didnt find a buyer for the nuclear power plant constructor, which it acquired in 2006 for US$5 billion.

Plagued by project delays and cost overruns that came up to US$6 billion for two large-scale projects in the United States, Westinghouse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last March. The business had by that time generated...

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Pope: Commandment to love ones neighbor is not about pre-selecting my neighbor. This isnt Christian. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Pope: Commandment to love ones neighbor is not about pre-selecting my neighbor. This isnt Christian.
Pope Francis appears to be demanding that Christians welcome criminals, invaders, and Sharia supremacists into their nations, or else he will declare them un-Christian. He seems to be completely unconcerned about facts such as the following: all of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees. []

10:30

Swalwell Absolutely Considering 2020 Presidential Run "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

What is this, the 100th Democratic candidate now? Poor mans Adam Schiff. Why are all their candidates dumber than a box of rocks? Via Free Beacon: Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell (Calif.) will likely run for president in 2020, according to multiple reports and a comment from the congressman himself. Swalwell hinted at a run in []

10:30

Tony Blair on Trumps setback in the House "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A very good Whaleoil commentary on the results of Americas mid-term election by Lushington D Brady can be read here. The House of Representatives is where American legislation is formulated, so losing control to the Democrats in two months time gives them an opportunity to try and hinder Trumps reforms, which will be more annoying than [] The post Tony Blair on Trumps setback in the House appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:30

Harley-Davidson LiveWire are you buying one? The Loop

Ive been following Harleys development of the LiveWire since the prototype was first unvelied in 2014. Its a fascinating project but maybe not for the reasons Harley wants it to be.

Read this on The Loop

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November 9 in German History "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On November 9, 1848, agitator for democracy Robert Blum was executed by a firing squad in Vienna; to many this seemed like the final dashing of hopes for revolutionary change across Germany in 1848.

On November 9, 1918, the last Hapsburg emperor abdicated as Austria-Hungary disintegrated around him.

On November 9, 1938, Nazi party thugs unleashed the violent assault on Germany's Jews that we know as Kristallnacht.

On November 9, 1989, an East German news anchor mistakenly announced that the government had lifted the ban on travel to the west, effective immediately. Berliners rushed to the wall and began to tear it down, an event that was both a transformational political act and one of history's greatest street parties.

Via David Frum

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Climate Emergency for Life on Earth "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I was about to post several articles over the last few days, but can't find enough time in the day. On the other hand, I tell myself, does it really matter, if we are indeed headed toward extinction in the very near future? That fate now seems to me inevitable, based on reading for the past many decades, and particularly this decade.

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The Beto phenomenon "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Although he lost his race against Ted Cruz for the senate seat in Texas, Beto ORourke ran a spirited campaign in this deep red state and came close, and by inspiring increased Democratic voter turnout, likely helped other Democrats in down ballot races defeat incumbent Republicans. One little noticed result is that 19 black women ran for judge positions in Harris County and all of them won. That was not all.

Democrats won all 59 judicial races in Harris county in Tuesdays midterm elections. In one of the most eye-catching and significant results, the longtime incumbent Republican county judge, Ed Emmett in effect, the countys chief executive lost to Lina Hidalgo, a 27-year-old first-time candidate who immigrated from Colombia as a teenager.

The morning after the election, Glenn Devlin, a juvenile court judge in Houston who is one of the defeated Republicans, reportedly released most of the defendants who appeared in front of him after asking them whether they planned to kill anyone.


Reporter Ed Pilkington writes that Democrats see a bright future for ORourke in the way he inspired so many people with his youthful energy and positive outlook.

When Beto ORourke, the punk rock guitarist turned US congressman for the distant border town of El Paso, announced in March 2017 that he was going to run for Ted Cruzs Senate seat in Texas, the spokesman for the states Republican party quipped: Who?

No one is asking who Beto ORourke is now. He may have lost his plucky bid to win the first statewide election in Texas as a Democrat since 1994, but he came so close that he thoroughly wiped the smirks off Republican faces.

Less than three percentage points separated the incumbent senator and his insurgent challenger 50.9% Cruz, 48.3% ORourke 222,922 votes out of more than 8m cast.

For ORourke it marks a phenomenal achievement. In just 19 months, almost unassisted, he took the Texan Democratic party from its virtually moribund condition, gave it a stiff dose of adrenalin, and brought it back to life.

For Texas, and for the US, the fact that ORourke came within striking distance represents something even bigger the hope that the second largest state in the union might finally be freeing itself from the iron grip of the Republican party.

Samantha Bee, like pretty much everyone else, sent reporters out to Texas to survey the ORourke and Cruz camps. (L...

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Islam visits Bourke Street Mall again "IndyWatch Feed National"

Viewer discretion advised. As we mourn the tragic innocent victim of this mindless attack, we should hail the heroic actions of Victoria police on the frontline. Incredible courage. Those denying the constant threat of terror are endangering our community. pic.twitter.com/rUSZl0QPKH Peter Blunden (@PeterBlunden_) November 9, 2018 Our own Bill...

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Pompeo: Irans Leaders Must Listen To US If They Want Their People to Eat "IndyWatch Feed World"

The U.S. Secretary of State has said that it is in Irans best interests to fall in line and listen to Washington, because if not its people will end up paying the price. The Trump [...]

The post Pompeo: Irans Leaders Must Listen To US If They Want Their People to Eat appeared first on News Punch.

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Language of Fear: Attack in Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed National"

The mainstream media are the true peddlers of fear. By General Maddox. In a climate of constant media propaganda and spin designed to keep us in a perpetual state of fear, we again see an incident on Australian soil quickly described as a Terror Attack by the mainstream media. There are a few things that []

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CIAs Latest Greatest Failure "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

CIAs Latest Greatest Failure by Philip M. Giraldi Strategic-Culture Government agencies that are skilled at invading nearly everyones privacy worldwide are sometimes totally inept at keeping their own internal communications secure. The problem is particularly acute for the Central...

The post CIAs Latest Greatest Failure appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Religion and Adolescent Depression "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The latest study:

Depression is the leading cause of illness and disability in adolescence. Many studies show a correlation between religiosity and mental health, yet the question remains whether the relationship is causal. We exploit within-school variation in adolescents peers to deal with selection into religiosity. We find robust effects of religiosity on depression that are stronger for the most depressed. These effects are not driven by the school social context; depression spreads among close friends rather than through broader peer groups that affect religiosity. Exploration of mechanisms suggests that religiosity buffers against stressors in ways that school activities and friendships do not.
The key finding:
a one standard deviation increase in religiosity decreases the probability of being depressed by 11 percent. By comparison, increasing mothers education from no high school degree to a high school degree or more only decreases the probability of being depressed by about 5 percent.
It seems obvious to me that religious arose as a way to cope with terrible feelings: grief, rage, anxiety, depression. So it makes sense that religious people would be happier. On the other hand the effects you see in a broad societal analysis are not this big; religious adults are (from what I have read) only slightly less likely to be depressed than non-believers.

I wonder if the particular mental and emotional tasks of adolescence magnify this effect. I remember as a young teenager being really, really freaked out by the thought of my own death and non-existence, and by the thought that everyone around me would also die. Now I am not nearly so bothered by these ideas. So maybe the intense emotionality of teenage thinking about the world makes the support of faith particularly valuable.

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A solar powered cinema in the mud of Glastonbury "IndyWatch Feed Europe"




To practise using FCP x i put this video together from 4k phone footage shot bny my friend Zoe Broughton at Glastonbury of my little cinema.

Undercurrents is an award winning alternative news service producing videos of people taking inspiring actions. http://www.undercurrents.org

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Crushing small businesses: New Amazon-Apple agreement will boot all unauthorized Apple refurbishers off Amazon Marketplace "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amazon told independent refurbishers that it will now only allow "authorized resellers" to sell Apple products on Amazon Marketplace. John Bumstead is a computer refurbisher who, every year, saves thousands of laptops from the shredder. He buys MacBooks en masse from electronics recyclers, fixes them, then sells them on Amazon Marketplace or wholesales them to vendors who do the same. Friday morning, Bumstead got an email from Amazon informing him that he'd no longer be allowed to sell Apple computers on the platform, thanks to a new agreement between Apple and Amazon that will only allow "authorized resellers" to sell Apple products. "As part of a new agreement with Apple, we are working with a select group of authorized resellers to offer an expanded selection of Apple and Beats products, including new releases, in Amazon's stores," the email says. "You are receiving this message because you are currently selling, or have previously sold, Apple or Beats products. Your existing...

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In Her Own Words: Brenda Snipes Admits to Reporter She Illegally Destroyed Ballots (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Thursday Governor Rick Scott from Florida held a press conference to discuss the ongoing ballot production operation in Palm Beach and Broward counties in Florida.

Broward County, notorious for voter fraud, continues to produce ballots and votes for Democrats two days after the election.

Marco Rubio warned about the election fraud in these two Democrat counties earlier today.

On Thursday night Governor Scott commanded the state police to immediately investigate the Democrat ballot generation operations.

Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has a long history of incompetence and criminal acts.

In 2016 Snipes admitted in an interview she illegally destroyed the Democrat primary election ballots.

A quick search on her name reveals 12 times Brenda Snipes was accused of criminal activity.

......

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THE LONGEST DAY by Cornelius Ryan "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Excellent

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(June 6, 1944.D-Day landing at Normandy)

On June 6, 2019 thousands will descend onto the beaches of Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the allied landing that would eventually bring an end to Nazi domination of Europe during World War II.  Since my wife and I plan on traveling to Normandy at that time I felt it was important to read the latest works on the topic.  It made sense to me to reread Cornelius Ryans THE LONGEST DAY, first published in 1959, a book that has not lost its resonance to this day. As I began to familiarize myself with the history of the events that led up to the invasion, the invasion itself, and its historical ramifications I felt that Ryans work was a good place to begin.

Ryans work, along with A BRIDGE TO FAR and THE LAST BATTLE are well written accounts of

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Raqqa Assassination of Influentail Sheik May End Dream of Independent Syrian Kurdistan "IndyWatch Feed War"

 I'd seen the news of this assassination earlier this week. 

1-Article dated November 04/2018:Tensions in Raqqa Following Assassination of Tribal Sheikh 

Rubble of Raqqa
Tensions were high in the city of Raqqa, northeastern Syria, on Saturday following the mysterious killing of Sheikh Bashir Faisal al-Huwaidi, one of the most important tribal leaders in the region.

He was assassinated by unknown assailants while he was insider his car near al-Nour Mosque, in eastern Raqqa.

We have received a communication about the presence of a person killed in his car which was parked al-Nour Street and that this person had received two shots directly in his jaw and head causing his loss of life, said a source from the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which controls the city after its liberation from ISIS terrorists.

ISIS later claimed responsibility for the assassination in a statement published on social media networks.
It's not exactly accurate that ISIS claimed responsibility for this attack. And it's not likely they did undertake the attack.  But it seems a certain party, unknown, managed to post the news of this attack on the ISIS website, albeit in an incorrect fashion. Making it not likely to have been their killing. Additionally, as stated by the family the Sheik lived in Raqqa the entire time ISIS was present- They didn't kill him then and he stayed put. So claims of this being an ISIS killing don't ring true.
It said that Huwaidi was killed with a firearm equipped with a silencer.

However, sources close to his family doubted the ISIS claim.

Sheikh Bashir did not le...

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Tiny Dog Was Going To Be Shot Because Shelter Thought No One Would Want Her "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

One look at Martha and rescuers knew she was special.

From the white tuft of fur on her head to her enormous brown eyes and permanent grin, the Chihuahua-maltese mix was one in a million.

But the little dog nearly didn't make it to safety.

Credit: Bianca Stockley

Martha was picked up as a stray and brought to an overcrowded rural shelter in Australia, where staffers thought the kindest thing to do was put 12-year-old Martha out of her misery. Luckily, rescuers with Pets Haven Animal Shelter disagreed.

Martha was dumped in a high-kill pound, Pets Haven Animal Shelter wrote on Instagram. The ranger was going to shoot her as he didnt think anyone would want her.

Credit: Bianca Stockley

Pets Haven rescuers pulled the little dog out of the shelter at the very last minute saving her from an untimely death. Finally safe, veterinarians discovered that Marthas missing patches of fur and itchy skin were the least of her issues.

A thorough workup revealed that Martha was suffering from a disorder known as dry eye and a severe heart murmur, and was entirely deaf. Martha needed such expensive and time-consuming treatment that the rescue deemed her unfit for adoption.

Credit: Bianca Stockley

Despite her dark prognosis, Marthas luck prevailed once again when Bianca Stockley, one of the vets treating her, decided to let her sleep in...

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View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: The Train is the trip to White pass out of Skagway AK NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to be exotic locations. They can be the view from your kitchen window or [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Commemorating 100 Years: Wilfred Owen A Remembrance Tale "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

poppyWar Poet Wilfred Owen: A Remembrance Tale (WWI Documentary) (BBC) Jeremy Paxman presents a docudrama about tragic First World War poet Wilfred Documentary,2015,

 

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Deformation signals at Kilauea consistent with refilling of the middle East Rift Zone, Hawaii "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

While Klauea Volcano in Hawaii is not erupting at the moment and rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week, deformation signals are consistent with refilling of the middle East Rift Zone (ERZ) and hazards...... Read more

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, November 9, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Tropical forests Large consumer corporations say certification isnt the solution to stopping deforestation (Ethical Corporation). The shorter stature of some rainforest peoples helps improve their efficiency moving through dense vegetation (Newsweek). Tire companies are stepping up to address the deforestation that often precedes the establishment of rubber plantations (Reuters). Scientists say controls on deforestation in Brazil have made farmers more productive (The Conversation). Orangutan orphans are learning to climb from their human caretakers (Express). Cambodias agriculture ministry says there have been fewer forestry-related crimes this year (Khmer Times). Hunters killed a female tiger blamed for the deaths of at least 13 people in India (The New York Times). A new project aims to tackle the problem of deforestation for fuelwood in Africa (CIFOR Forests News). Leaders from Central Africa are learning how to minimize forest and peatland fires from Indonesia (CIFOR Forests News). A recent documentary looking at forest certification levels the charge that the schemes arent working and the Forest Stewardship Council responds (FSC Watch). Other news Deforestation is pushing koalas closer to extinction (Accuweather). Helping large, plant-eating mammals come back could stave off the effects of climate change (Anthropocene Magazine). A Canadian mining company has the go-ahead from the Romanian government to clear 56 hectares (138 acres) of forest in the Eastern European country (Business Review). Illegal logging remains an issue for Romanias leaders (Romania Insider). The bidding starts at $10,000 to name newly identified species through the Rainforest Trust (Green Matters). Time may have been the

Novel research method reveals small-scale gold minings impact on Peruvian Amazon "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

According to research released yesterday, small-scale gold mining has led to the destruction of more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon over the past five years. Scientists based in Perus Madre de Dios region at Wake Forest Universitys Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) say theyve developed a new method for detecting artisanal-scale mining that is 20-25 percent more accurate than the tools used in the past. The researchers combined the CLASlite forest monitoring technology with Global Forest Change datasets on forest loss, both of which use lightwaves to identify changes in the landscape, to arrive at their estimate of rainforest destruction driven by small gold mining operations in Peru, which they say is 30 percent higher than previous estimates. An artisinal miner at work. Photo Credit: CINCIA. The scale of the deforestation is really shocking, Luis Fernandez, executive director of CINCIA, said in a statement. In 2013, the first comprehensive look at Peruvian rainforest lost from mining showed 30,000 hectares. Five years later, we have found nearly 100,000 hectares of deforested landscape. Artisanal miners dont exploit large veins of gold, instead collecting gold flakes from throughout the rainforest by stripping the land of trees or scooping up river sediment, then using toxic mercury to extract the precious metal. Though the environmental damage done by artisanal miners is extensive, it is also hard to detect remotely the miners leave behind a barren landscape of mercury-polluted ponds and sand dunes, which can resemble a natural wetlands

End of funding dims hopes for a Sumatran forest targeted by palm oil growers "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

JAKARTA Its name in Indonesian means hope, but there seems to be little of that remaining for the Harapan rainforest, a tropical woodland oasis in an ever-expanding desert of oil palm plantations in Sumatra. The Harapan rainforest is one of the last remaining expanses of lowland forest left on the island and could disappear in five years, swallowed up by encroaching palm plantations, after losing the main source of funding still keeping it on the map. Its demise would mean the loss of one of just 36 IUCN-recognized global biodiversity hotspots, and the end of a key habitat for nine globally threatened species, including Sumatran tigers, with a population of around 400, and Storms storks, the rarest of all storks, with fewer than 500 left in the wild. Since 2011, the Danish government has been the main funder keeping the Harapan rainforest alive, providing technical assistance and financial support to the tune of $12.7 million. The money is channeled through the NGO Burung Indonesia, the local affiliate of BirdLife International, to REKI, a private company established to manage the forest. Much of the funding is spent on patrolling the forest to prevent illegal encroachment by palm farmers. But the Danish government will cease its support at the end of this year, and theres no other source of funding in sight to fill the gap. Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen, the Danish ambassador to Indonesia, says the decision to end the funding has nothing to do with the project itself. This has

Peru cracks down after environmental defenders murders "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Lambayaque, PERU Authorities in Peru late last month arrested a dozen alleged members of the notorious El Gran Chaparral criminal syndicate. The members were arrested on the charges of murder, land grabbing, and arson from setting forest fires in the Chaparr Ecological Reserve. Chaparr is the first recognized private nature reserve in Peru. The arrests took place on Oct. 26 as part of a pre-dawn raid by more than 300 police and organized crime officers in Perus northwestern Lambayeque region. Among those taken into custody were the alleged gang leader, Hiplito Cruzado Rafael, 62, and his sons, authorities said. Officers also raided 18 properties in connection with the case, the culmination on a nearly year-long investigation. The suspects are believed to be responsible for the torture and murder of Jos Napolen Tarrillo Astonitas, lieutenant-governor of the community of Muchik Santa Catalina de Chongoyape, in December 2017. Chongoyape was a prominent environmental defender. Theyre also implicated in the murders of three other community members Yrineo Martnez, Felicie Cherres Garrido and Jess Guerrero in October 2016. The gangs reign of terror over the past two years is tied to plans to build a reservoir that would fall inside the Chaparr reserves borders. Drawn by the promise of arable farmland conjured out of the arid landscape, hundreds of people have flocked to the area, invading the reserve, deforesting and burning the land, building illegal settlements, and growing crops. The Chaparr reserve was established by the Muchik Santa Catalina de Chongoyape community in

Geschichten aus der neuen Welt:Texanischer Richter ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Geschichten aus der neuen Welt:

  • Texanischer Richter wird nicht wiedergewhlt, lsst aus Bockigkeit an dem Tag alle Angeklagten laufen.
    "'If I release you, will you go out and murder anybody?' And so, if the juvenile said 'No,' they were released," public defender Steve Halpert told KTRK-TV about the hearing. "Judge Devlin would never normally ask that question of a juvenile. This was unusual."
  • Florida ist wieder die Speerspitze des Wahl-Chaos.
    On election night, Broward County said there were 634,000 votes cast. At 1 a.m. today, there were 695,700 ballots cast on election day. At 2:30 p.m. today, the number was up to 707,223 ballots cast on Election Day. And we just learned, that the number has increased to 712,840 ballots cast on Election Day. In Palm Beach County, there are 15,000 new votes found since election night.
    Wer bietet mehr? Hre ich 725.000? Zum ersten! Zum zweiten! ...

    Das sind ja Zustnde wie wie bei uns in Frankfurt!1!!

Old and busted: Der Sohn von Flinten-Uschi arbeitet ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Old and busted: Der Sohn von Flinten-Uschi arbeitet bei McKinsey.

New hotness: (leider hinter Paywall) Eine Tochter von Flinten-Uschi arbeitet auch bei McKinsey.

Schon lnger kursiert im Ministerium ein Berufsprofil, das ein Sohn von der Leyens auf einem Karrierenetzwerk verffentlicht hat. Er arbeitet seit 2016 fr McKinsey in den USA. Nun stellt sich heraus, dass seit 2017 auch eine Tochter der CDU-Politikerin fr McKinsey ttig ist sie arbeitete zuletzt sogar im Berliner Bro der Firma.
Und wir machen uns hier ber Trumps Vetternwirtschaft lustig!

Wisst ihr, was wir schon lange nicht mehr hatten? Einen ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Wisst ihr, was wir schon lange nicht mehr hatten? Einen Ping of Death! FreeBSD hat gerade einen (Hier ist der ursprngliche Report).

Spannend an dem finde ich vor allem den Teil hier:

[Feel free to send this to the FreeBSD lists or whatever to get it fixed. I honestly can't be bothered making a throwaway email and going through the subscription process, nor do I want "TheGrandSchlonging" to appear in FreeBSD commit logs.]
TheGrandSchlonging is sein Reddit-Username.

Und inhaltlich geht mir das ja hnlich. Ich rgere mich jedes Mal, wenn ich irgendwo einen Bug melden will, und die mich erstmal durch irgendeine Account-Prozedur durchtrichtern wollen. Das ist ja nicht so, als bin ich hier der Bittsteller, der was von euch will. Im Gegenteil. Ihr wollt was von mir. Nmlich dass ich euch von dem Bug erzhle, den ich gefunden habe. Also hrt mal bitte auf, mir knstliche Barrieren in den Weg zu legen.

Ich hab eh schon vor Jahren vllig aufgehrt, nach Bugs in kommerziellen Produkten zu suchen, auer ich werde dafr bezahlt. Und dieser Account-Bullshit und wie die Leute in den Bugtrackern dann teilweise mit ihren Usern umgehen, das ist echt abschreckend und fhrt nicht zu mehr gemeldeten Bugs.

Aktuelles Beispiel, auch wenn das kein Security-Bug ist, war fr mich mpv. mpv ist das Nachfolge-Projekt von mplayer. Mit mplayer oder mpv spiele ich seit gefhlt 20 Jahren meine Video-Dateien ab und hren mir meine mp3-Sammlung unter Linux an. Das Programm ist fr mich also eher wichtig. Ich hatte mir ja krzlich einen Acer Swift 1 gekauft, weil der besonders gute Akkulaufzeit hat und sich besonders gut zum Video-Abspielen eignet dank Hardware-Decoding von H.264, H.265 inklusive 10-Bit Farbtiefe, und VP9. Linux untersttzt das. mpv untersttzt das. Ich spiele also mit mpv ein Video ab und kriege massives Stottern und Frame Dropping. Das habe ich sehr vielen Jahren nicht mehr erlebt, dass ein Player Frames droppt, weil die Performance nicht reicht. Da kommt dann noch so eine von-oben-herab-Fehlermeldung, dass dann wohl das System kacke sei, auf dem man gerade arbeitet, oder zumindest die Treiber, die man verwendet.

Ich habe also vlc probiert, und das flutscht. Da stottert nichts. Stellt sich raus: mpv hat zwar -vo vaapi und -vo xv (dekodiert mit CPU aber macht Farbraumkonvertierung und Skalierung in Hardware) und kann damit stotterfrei dekodieren, aber besteht per Default auf -vo gpu, und der macht irgendwelchen Shader-Kram, der auf Gamer-Hardware prima tut und womglich auch bessere Qualitt liefert (nicht dass ich das htte beobachten knnen), und zustzliche Filter erlaubt, die ich noch nie benutzt habe. Aber auf dem G...

The West is failing Julian Assange (Stefania Maurizi) "IndyWatch Feed World"

09/11/2018 - While the media focused on Julian Assanges cat rather than his continuing arbitrary detention, evidence shows that Britain worked hard to force his extradition to Sweden where Assange feared he ...

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Saturdays smiles "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Chief of Staff of the Air Force was interviewing potential recruits when he saw two young twins.

He looked at the young woman and asked: What skills can you bring to the Air Force?

The young woman looked at him and said: Im a pilot!

The Chief of Staff got all excited, turned to his aide and said: Get her in today, all the paper work done, everything, do it!

The aide hustled the young woman off. The General looked at the second twin and asked: What skills to you bring to the Air Force?

The young man said: I chop wood!

Son, the Chief of Staff replied: We dont need wood choppers in the Air Force, what else do you know how to do?

I chop wood!

Young man, huffed the Chief of Staff, You are not listening to me, we dont need wood choppers, this is the 21st century!

Well, the young man said, You hired my sister!

Of course we did, said the general, Shes a pilot!

The young man rolled his eyes and said, So what! I have to chop it before she can pile it!

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November 9 Energy News geoharvey "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Opinion: Big Auto Has a Problem: Evolve Too Slowly or Cannibalize Cash Cows Legacy automakers have a dilemma on their hands. Transitioning to electric cars is hard. To get some understanding, Seeking Alphas Scott Morton takes a look at GMs vexing EV challenges as the company tries to face off with Elon Musk on Teslas []

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Stepping back (slightly) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


The previous post shows the perils of posting too soon.

Like Patrick and Tim, I was gobsmacked by the editorial choices of Radio 4's PM: Get the Guardian joint political editor in and follow her with pro-People's Vote Conservative Mp Sarah Wollaston and pro-People's Vote Conservative Dominic Grieve. Impartiality, my gluteus maximus!

I mean, if you're a PM editor and Sarah Wollaston and Dominic Grieve are both clamouring to appear on your programme (the most charitable interpretation for the programme having put them on, one after the other), surely you'd say either "Sorry Sarah, but we've got Dominic" or "Sorry Dominic, but we've got Sarah"?

Ah but, later in the same programme, pro-Brexit Conservative MP Mark Francois appeared. He was 'the balance'. 

Maybe the earlier segment looked very bad, impartiality-wise - so bad that PM (correctly) scrambled to find an opposing point of view to cover their glutei maximi

Oddly though, and for very different reasons to Sarah Wollaston and Dominic Grieve, Mr Francois was just as sympathetic to Mr Johnson's resignation as they were. 

Politics can be baffling that way. 

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Incompetent or ? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Homepaddock

A decision to deport a convicted criminal could be made in a very few minutes.

A decision to give residency to one needs a lot more time than it got:

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway made the decision to grant Karel Sroubek residency in less than an hour.

The revelation has led to calls from the Opposition for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to sack her Immigration Minister.

Lees-Galloway said he did not read the full file on the Czech drug smuggler, and instead read the aspects of the file that I thought were necessary to make the decision that I made. . .

How can you know what you need to read to make a decision if you dont read all the information you have?

I took the information that I had and I took the time that I felt was necessary. I read various aspects of the full file. I

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San Onofre: Defective Holtec Nuclear Waste Storage System Must Be Recalled Mining Awareness + "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Originally posted on San Onofre Safety: Holtec UMAX lid with lower inlet air vents and upper (round) outlet air vent. The Holtec nuclear waste dry storage system (Hi-STORM UMAX) is a lemon and is putting Californias safety, economy and security at great risk. It must be recalled. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Southern California Edison,

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Good for the EU! "IndyWatch Feed War"

"The EU is to allow farmers to receive full compensation for any damages caused by attacks from protected animals like lynxes, wolves and bears. Other expenses including installing electric fences or acquiring guard dogs to prevent damage will also be...

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Malcolm Turnbulls double back-flip on 100 per cent renewable energy RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Out of politics, and without a tie, Turnbull says 100% renewables achievable, dispatchable, and so cheap that new coal just wont be built. The post Malcolm Turnbulls double back-flip on 100 per cent renewable energy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Gold Asks: Are US Bonds Overvalued? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold Asks: Are US Bonds Overvalued? by ARKADIUSZ SIERO, PHD Sunshine Profits We are in a bond market bubble thats beginning to unwind. This is the statement of Alan Greenspan. Is he right? We invite you to read our...

The post Gold Asks: Are US Bonds Overvalued? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Trump Knew of Hush Payments to Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal: Report "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Trump knew details and facilitated payments to silence two women about their alleged affairs with him, according to a news report published Friday.

Mr. Trump arranged meetings and phone calls about the payments with Michael Cohen, who was his personal attorney at that time, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report also said the Manhattan U.S. attorney has evidence of Mr. Trumps involvement with the payments.

The payments were made to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal ahead of the 2016 presidential election. In August, Cohen told a federal judge in New York the payments were made at the direction of the candidate, implying it was Mr. Trumps decision to pay the women.

The goal of the hush money was to keep Ms. McDougal and Ms. Daniels from speaking about their alleged affairs with the media. Ms. McDougal was paid $150,000 for the rights to her story from the publisher of the National Enquirer, but the story was never published.

A similar payment of $130,000 was made to Ms. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

Mr. Trump has denied affairs with both women.

The White House referred the Wall Street Journal to Trumps outside counsel Jay Sekulow, who refused to comment.

Mr. Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts, some related to the payments. Willful cause of unlawful corporate contribution and one count of excessive campaign contribution. He is scheduled to be sentenced on December 12.

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Man Spots A Cat Being Chased By The Most Unlikely Little Animal "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Claude Alff had just stepped out for a lunch break on Monday in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, when he spotted a rat running up the street.

Though Alff rarely sees rats out in broad daylight, he brushed it off as nothing special and continued on his way. But this was no ordinary rodent.

As Alff crossed the street, he turned around and noticed he had company in the form of a small striped cat. Sensing an encounter was about to happen between the two animals, Alff whipped out his phone and started filming.

Credit: Claude Alff

As Alff expected, the cat ran to confront his would-be prey but then things got strange. Suddenly, the rat changed the game; fiercely facing off against a fluffy predator more than five times his size, the rodent refused to back down.

Credit: Claude Alff

Not only did the rat lunge and spook the cat, he chased the feline all the way down the street.

Alff couldnt help cheering for the brave rat. I didnt know what to expect when the cat was running over, Alff told The Dodo. I thought, Poor rat. But then when the cat was coming over, and the rat was running after him I thought that was just hilarious.

Alff realized what he had just witnessed was truly special, and uploaded the video on YouTube to share the unexpected moment with the world.

This is a jackpot, Alff said. It happens once in a lifetime, like winning the lottery.

After this, the old cat-and-mouse game will never be the same again.
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09:52

'Desperate dissolution' in Sri Lanka "IndyWatch Feed World"

In an act that smacked of political desperation, Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament with elections likely on 5 January.

09:52

Capitalism causes loneliness "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Lots of possible definitions of loneliness out there. What if its just something like unhappiness about the quality of our social life? Its a broad definition, but one that makes it easier to connect loneliness to political/economic forces damaging the social lives we share. Max Harris (@mdnharris) November 9, 2018 And colonialism. And []

09:48

Captured ISIS Member Reveals How ISIS In Al-Safa Received Support From US-led Coalition Base At Al-Tanaf (Photos) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An ISIS fighter, who was captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) during the special operation to free al-Suwayda hostages, revealed that the terrorist groups cells in the area of al-Safa are receiving direct military support from the US-led coalition base in the border area of al-Tanaf. We received supplies from the U.S. base in al-Tanaf []

The post Captured ISIS Member Reveals How ISIS In Al-Safa Received Support From US-led Coalition Base At Al-Tanaf (Photos) appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

09:46

Trump's new Nazi-neocon coalition takes aim at Latin America "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There is an effort by individuals like Bolton, Vice President Mike Pence and Trump to convince the public that Central and South America pose a threat to U.S. national security. This has played out with the Trump administration's racist demonization of a small caravan of migrants trying to obtain asylum in the United States after fleeing rampant gang warfare and death squads in their native El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala

09:46

John Pilger: The New Rulers of The World "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad Previously posted July 5, 2008 With John Pilger John Pilger The New Rulers Of The World (2001) analyses the new global economy and reveals that the divisions between the rich and poor have never been greater two thirds of the worlds children live in poverty and the gulf is widening like []

09:45

International Humanitarian Law is key to upholding multilateralism and addressing global challenges "IndyWatch Feed World"

Article | ICRC Statement to the United Nations Security Council Open Debateon "Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Strengthening Multilateralism and the Role of the United Nations" delivered by Robert Mardini, Permanent Observer to the UN and Head

09:43

Dog Does The Sweetest Thing Whenever Family Leaves The House "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Luna the bull terrier is happiest when shes close to her family like, really close.

And they are more than happy to lavish Luna with affection because they know the one thing she hates more than anything is being left alone.

But her dad, Justin Grosjean, wasnt aware of just how much Luna depended on her familys company until he came back from a trip to Home Depot last weekend.

Credit: IG/lunatheminibully

Luna, thinking she had been abandoned, collected not one, not two, but four of her parents shoes and brought them to her bed for comfort. When Grosjean walked in, he snapped a photo of the hilarious sight.

My wife and kids were out of town and I went to Home Depot for 30 minutes and came home to this, Grosjean wrote on Reddit. I think she panicked and thought we all left. Broke my heart."

Credit: IG/lunatheminibully

Grosjean and his wife adopted Luna in 2015 shortly after their wedding, and it didnt take long for the little dog to establish herself as the baby of the house. She was just a pup and truly our fur baby from day one, Grosjean said.

Lunas shoe fixation started as a chewing habit soon after joining the Grosjean family, and the pup has since developed quite a collection, Grosjean noted.

Credit: IG/lunatheminibully

No matter if we're gone for...

09:40

The Prevalence of Myth over History "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Prevalence of Myth over History

Paul Craig Roberts

Today (Nov. 9) I heard a black historian on NPR say that the civil war was fought in order to establish a framework for human rights.

He also said that black civil rights achieved by the war were overturned by the rollback of Reconstruction, put back in place by the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and was now being overturned again by Trumps response to the caravan from Honduras.

As best as I could tell, this was an Identity Politics explanation of history with all of its contradictions and factual errors.

Identity Politics is based on the accusation that the white male is a racist and a misogynist. This is inconsistent with the belief that Washington, totally in the hands of white males, chose to fight a bloody civil war in order to bring human rights to black slaves. If white males are this idealistic and willing to make such a sacrifice for blacks, how is it that the white males are racists?

The black historian cant have it both ways.

Moreover, how would the black historian explain how it possibly can be that the same Union army that fought to bring human rights to black slaves immediately on wars end was sent under the same generals, Sherman and Sheridan, to slaughter the Plains Indians. Why did the Union army fight for human rights for blacks and against human rights for native American Indians?

As every competent historian knows, there was no civil war. A civil war is when two sides fight for control of the government. The southern states had seceded and formed their own country. The Confederacy had no interest in controlling Washington. The war happened because Lincoln invaded the Confederacy. The Confederacy fought because they were invaded. The North fought to maintain the Union, as Lincoln said repeatedly. The South seceded because the Northern majority in Congress passed a tariff that benefitted the North at the expense of the South. Lincoln guaranteed the South permanent protection of slavery if they would stay in the Union, but did not offer to repeal the tariff. Historians have studied the diaries and letters of soldiers on both sides, and cant find anyone who was fighting over slavery. Lincoln said that blacks were not sufficiently developed to live in society with whites. His plan was to send them back to Africa, which might have happened, as the North didnt want them, if Lincoln had not been assassinated.

Under the Reconstruction that the North imposed on the South, the South was divided into five military districts in which civil rights for whites were scant and their property was stolen by carpetbaggers and scalawags as whites lacked the protection of law and self-government. The vindictive Union simply reversed the roles of black and white to the extent that t...

09:39

Parkland anomalies: David Hogg was at home during school shooting; interviewed girl before shooting "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If one part of an event is a lie, the whole event is contrived. According to the timeline of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in Parkland, Florida: 2:19 p.m.: An Uber driver dropped Continue reading

09:36

Election Transparency Advocates Rip Democrats Over Premature Concessions "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Election Day has come and gone, but the midterms are not over especially not for election transparency advocates who hope that recounts can shed light on irregularities, inconsistencies, and vulnerabilities in US elections.

Which is why many of these activists are upset that Democrats conceded key races too quickly, and in the case of Floridas gubernatorial contest, prematurely.

Its not just about the candidates, Susan Pynchon, the executive director and founder of the Florida Fair Election Coalition, told WhoWhatWhy. Its about the constituents and the voters. Its not fair to the voters to concede an election until the vote has been counted.

In the Sunshine State, Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded the gubernatorial contest against Republican Ron DeSantis. Now, however, with more outstanding ballots being counted, the race is headed for a recount.

Deadly Blow to Election Integrity

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Voting technology activist Jonathan Simon said he and his colleagues fully appreciate that the sore-loser label can cause trouble for politicians weighing their future in public life. Simon is co-founder and executive director of Election Defense, a nonprofit founded in 2006 to restore observable vote counting and electoral integrity as the foundation of American democracy. He is also the author of CODE RED: Computerized Elections and the War on American Democracy.

We understand that candidates get advised to look past their supposed defeat and think long-term, Simon said. But the reality is that, without candidate cooperation, it is all but impossible to investigate the suspect aspects of an election result, whether those involve voter suppression schemes or deliberate or accidental mistabulations.

And, as...

09:33

The Strange Reason Why Immigrants Have Less Mental Disorders Than U.S. Born Citizens "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A study that was recently published in the journal Psychiatric Research has brought forth a lot of questions. Mental illness might not be something you think about often but it is ever so present in modern times.

This study is titled Immigrants and mental disorders in the United States: New evidence on the healthy migrant hypothesis. For this study researchers set out to examine the prevalence of mental disorders among immigrants here in the US. They were able to do this through surveys that were collected back in 2012-2013 and consisted of around 36,000 participants.

Their findings showed that immigrants were actually less likely than US-born people to meet the criteria for a lifetime disorder. Immigrants are, as it seems less likely to come from families with psychiatric issues. While you might think the stress of moving to a new country and trying to make life there (here in the US) would be enough to drive a person mad in most cases it does the opposite.

The author of this study Christopher P. Salas-Wright of Boston University told Psypost as follows in regards to these findings:

Over the last several years, my colleagues and I have conducted more than two dozen national studies focused on the health and well-being of immigrants in the United States,

Research on immigrants is absolutely critical as the United States is home to a very large number of immigrants at present, roughly 40 million foreign-born individuals live in the US, and one in four people in the US is either an immigrant or the child of an immigrant.

Immigration is expected to be responsible for the majority of population growth over the next 30 years and has become a hot-button issue in our national discourse. Paying attention to the mental health of immigrants, in particular, is important because we know that adjusting to life in a new context and culture can be very stressful.

This study provides clear evidence that, despite the stresses of migration and adapting to life in a new country, immigrants are far less likely to have mental health problems compared to people born in the United States,

This was the case for immigrants from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, as well as from top immigrant-sending countries such as Mexico, China, India, and El Salvador. We also found that immigrants were far less likely to report that their mother and father struggled with anxiety or depression.

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09:32

Russia Opens Afghan Peace Conference In Moscow "IndyWatch Feed War"

Afghanistan peace conference kicks off in Moscow

The conference marks Russias attempt to get the Afghan authorities and the Taliban together at negotiating table.

Sergey Lavrov said the meeting is meant to seek paths to national reconciliation in Afghanistan [Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters]
Sergey Lavrov said the meeting is meant to seek paths to national reconciliation in Afghanistan [Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters]

Russia is hosting talks in Moscow to end the war in Afghanistan, drawing delegates from a body appointed by the Western-backe...

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09:31

The Type of Mother You Are or Will Be, According to the Zodiac "IndyWatch Feed World"

Our zodiac signs say a lot about us but have you ever considered what your sign might say about your mothering skills? While there is no set way to parent a child, mothers come in all shapes and sizes.

Below I am going to go over each zodiac sign and what kind of mothers usually fall into each one. While you might not think much about the traits that make up your sign you should. While none of the signs are what youd call bad mothers, some of them are better than the others in their own ways.

Aries

The Aries mother pushes her children to work hard in the same ways that she does. She doesnt spend as much time on them and doesnt focus much on their emotional side. She wants to give them the best of everything but everything in her eyes is not everything in the real world.

Taurus

The Taurus mother has a short temper and is often overreacting to things that dont really matter. She tries to help bring out the best in her children but also sometimes forgets to let them be themselves. As a mother, the Taurus is able to really communicate with her kids on a level some mothers cannot. That being said, they do try hard not to disappoint which causes a bit of disconnect.

Gemini

The Gemini mother is a bit overbearing. She wants to be her childrens best friend but only when it is convenient for her. This causes a bit of confusion and makes it hard for them to talk to her sometimes. However, the Gemini is easily one of the funniest moms around.

Cancer

The Cancer mother is too caring. She waits on her children hand and foot. She tends to coddle them to the point where they are a bit overly needy towards her and sometimes not in a good way. While her kids love that they can tell her anything they rarely let her in emotionally because she is overly sheltering.

Leo

The Leo mother tends to try and live out her dreams through her children. She makes them into her friend rather than her offspring and ensures that they are following the path she wishes she could have. This makes them lose sight of who they are and can be a bit tricky. As a Leo mother, it is important to remember that children are not replicas of ourselves.

Virgo

The Virgo mother is a bit confusing. She might respond badly to things you think she would respond well too and vice versa. She is always making sure her children are striving for the best and makes sure to correct them when theyve messed up. While this is not necessarily bad, it can get to a point where the child feels inadequate. As a mother finding balance in that is important.

Libra

The Libra mother is one that does not rush things. She is very patient and always makes su...

09:30

Political Chaos / Gold Manipulation (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Political Chaos / Gold Manipulation Video Sprott Money Video Source

The post Political Chaos / Gold Manipulation (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

09:30

Breaking: Judge Rules For Rick Scott. Florida Supervisor Must Release Public Records. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Alright! Now, hopefully, Dems havent compromised the election too much. Via Daily Wire: On Friday, Florida Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips ruled in favor of Florida Governor Rick Scott, who was ahead in votes in his race for the Senate seat held by incumbent Democratic senator Bill Nelson when the polls closed Tuesday night, and had filed []

09:30

Commemorating 100 Years: Wilfred Owen Anthem for Doomed Youth read by Sean Bean "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

poppy

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?

Only the monstrous anger of the guns.

Only the stuttering rifles rapid rattle

Can patter out their hasty orisons.

 No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;

 Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,

The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;

And bugles calling for them from sad shires.

What candles may be held to speed them all?

Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes

Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes.

The pallor of girls brows shall be their pall;

Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,

And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds

 

09:30

Hard rock update "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



Well, I feel as if Samira Ahmed has dumped some very fake news on me.

Having watched tonight's Newswatch, I didn't see any emails from famous hard rock lead singers. 

We got close though. There was email from a certain Ian Gilmore - who, if you change his Christian name entirely and alter his surname, becomes Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd. 

And there was a Stephen Blakemore - who, if you change his Christian name entirely and alter his surname, becomes Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple. 

But no. There were no famous hard rocker moaning about the BBC, as far as I can see. 

What was Samira tweeting about? Was it just clickbait? Or have I missed a famous celebrity in my mist?

Further update: Ah, here's Samira to 'clarify' matter:
Had a Newswatch moment today when I thought I was reading out a viewer email from the lead singer of Whitesnake. Wrong Ian G. Disappointment.
It turns out she got it all wrong on many, many levels, confusing Deep Purple's Ian Gillan with David Coverdale, originally of Deep Purple and later of Whitesnake. "Oh no, Im doubly disappointed now. And confused", tweeted the Newswatch and Radio 4 Front Row presenter later.

Should I complaint to Newswatch about this?

09:30

A call for kindness "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Whaleoil writers and readers are quick to condemn Mr Lees-Galloway for his decision on the Karel Sroubek issue. They are also quick to condemn the prime minister for her unwavering support for her minister. What Whaleoil overlook, deliberately perhaps, is the factor which put our Labour government into office. I am referring, of course, to [] The post A call for kindness appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:29

This Little 'Spider' With The Face Of A Dog Is Freaking People Out "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Deep in the rainforests of Ecuador, there lives a creature that looks like it jumped out of a book on mythical animals and its only the size of a thumbnail.

With eight spindly yellow legs holding up what appears to be a big black dogs head, the bunny harvestman is both terrifying and oddly cute.

The rabbit-like ears and yellow markings, which resemble glowing eyes, all add to the creatures wolflike appearance, and people cant quite believe he's real.

In fact, theyre kind of freaked out.

Though the little creature looks like a spider, he technically belongs to the same order of arachnid as daddy longlegs (who are also harvestmen). This makes him a cousin of the spider which may explain his tendency to scuttle around in very spiderlike fashion.

Nearly 60 years after the bunny harvestmans discovery by Carl Friedrich Roewer, scientists are still not entirely sure how the rare little creature got his unique look.

One prevailing theory is that the animals adorable ears and large head are meant to make it look more threatening to predators, notes Andreas Kay, a scientist and photographer who caught the creature on film in July 2017. Maybe the eye spots and ear-like protuberances are meant to fool predators into thinking the creature is larger than it really is, Kay explains in a blog post.

If you do ever come across one of these little guys dont worry. As their sweet doglike head suggests, bunny harvestmen are not venomous, and pose no threat to humans whatsoever.

Nature can...

09:28

Google Admits In Court Documents That It Believes Free Speech Is Disastrous For Society "IndyWatch Feed World"

Every year, nearly half the worlds population uses Google. According to Internet Live Stats, Google processes over 40,000 search queries every second. In that same second, internet users view over 76,000 YouTube videos, a streaming service designed by Google. Across the globe there are now over two billion active android devices, a mobile operating system designed []

09:27

Landmark children's climate lawsuit hits new roadblock "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is not an environmental case, it's a civil rights case.

09:20

Evidence Shows U.S. Navy Ignored Sinking Ship of Migrants "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A prosecutor in Sicily confirmed this week that hed begun an investigation into allegations that a U.S. Navy ship appeared to have initially ignored cries for help from migrants aboard an inflatable raft off Libyaa delay that may have led to the deaths of 76 people including a baby.

If the first time we had seen the ship, if it had come and helped us, there wouldnt have been deaths, charged one of the survivors.

Survivors described the events of the June 12 shipwreck in harrowing details in a video published by Italian news site La Repubblica.

To hear the survivors in their own words, watch the video posted by La Repubblica below. (The subtitles are in Italian, some of the survivors are sharing their stories in English, while others are doing so in French.)

We saw the American ship, said one survivor referring to the USNS Trenton. Several said they were close enough to see the American flag on the ship, adding that the sight of the vessel brought a sense of relief as the small dingy had begun to take on water. Trying to get the Trentons attention, the migrants stood up, waved their shirts in the air, and called out.

But the U.S. Navy ship, according to survivors, did not approach them, but rather appeared to be moving further away even as the migrant ship tried to follow it.

The U.S. Navy and aid groups acknowledged that the ship ultimately did come to provide aid, helping 41 of those still alive.

But survivors say the relief came only when the ship came back around, some 30 minutes later. That was 30 minutes too late, as the boat had capsized and people were drowning.

At that moment, I lost my only brother and my sister, said one woman, adding that she too almost lost her life.

We clearly saw the same American ship that had ignored us approaching, the Guardian reports one man as saying in the video.

When they asked the people on the U.S. ship why they didnt help at first, survivors said they were told rescuing people was not their job. The U.S. Navy had asserted in a statement about the rescue of the 41 people that it showed our ability to respond rapidly to provide relief.

According to...

09:16

President Trump Impromptu Presser Departing White House. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Departing the White House for a trip to France, President Donald Trump pauses to talk to the media about important ongoing events. Topics include: the ongoing efforts to prepare from the Central American migration; the interim AAG Matthew Whitaker; the Continue reading

09:15

Christopher Columbus Statue to be Removed from Grand Park in Los Angeles on Saturday "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published November 9, 2018

Monument to be removed while Native American-led effort decides on replacement

LOS ANGELES Crews on Saturday morning will remove a bronze statue from Grand Park depicting Christopher Columbus, Councilmember Mitch OFarrell and the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission announced today.

Christopher Columbus statue to be removed Saturday.

The community is invited to gather for a news conference and removal of the statue on Saturday, November 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m., near the Stanley Mosk Courthouse between Hill Street and Grand Avenue, at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. The statue is scheduled to be removed at 10 a.m.

Councilmember OFarrell, along with Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, the Los Angeles City-County Native American Indian Commission, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations have been working together, in collaboration with the Native American community, to remove the monument from Grand Park.

The move comes on the heels of the inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in Los Angeles city and county, the largest jurisdictions to officially modify their administrative code and replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day as an official holiday. Los Angeles County has the largest urban Indigenous population in the entire country.

WHO:

Councilmember Mitch O...

09:14

Native Trailblazers, or In Search of 500 Brave Native Americans "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"


Grandson Will, age 8, sings along to Pete Seeger at the top of his lungs:

Tis advertised in Boston, New York, and Buffalo.
500 brave Native Americans
A whalin for to go

Hes got the lyrics wrong; its "500 brave Americans," and I smile because hes adorable. But then I think, "Wait, though! 500. Brave. Native Americans!"  

In US history classes, kids like Will hear about the bravery of non-Native "explorers"/"discoverers"/Pilgrims/settlers/revolutionaries/pioneers/frontiersmen/the US cavalry.
Sure, they may hear Indigenous men referred to as braves. But will they learn about 500 specific, courageous Native people? Or 100? Or even five?

You know whose names theyll hear, of course Pocahontas. Squanto. Sacagawea. Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo. In other words, theyll learn about some Native people who are viewed as helpful to the colonizers, and some of the ones who fought colonization of their homelands. Will (who's now 12) tells me that he and his classmates definitely dont hear about contemporary Native people whose courage and commitment make a difference NOW in their communities and in the wider world. 

But we know that all kids benefit from the affirmation that Native people ARE STILL HERE and are deeply INVOLVED in the heavy lifting to make the world a better place. It would be Something if, by the time they graduated high school, every student in the US could name a couple dozen Indigenous people who've made a positive difference.  

Native kids, of course, may have first-hand knowledge of family members who are writers, artists, activists, scientists, and so on. But it's challenging to find reliable information for young people about noteworthy contemporary Native people. Biographies tend to be problematic. Most are not the work of Native writers. Though supposedly factual, they often contain the same biased language and distorted window on Native lives often seen in fiction. And they're usually about figures in the distant past. 

An important exception is the Native T...

09:13

Tunisian team takes African Champions League title "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Tunisian football team Esperance defeats Egypt's Al-Ahly 3-0 on Friday, marking club's third championship since 1994

09:11

Unwrapping Armageddon: The Erosion of Nuclear Arms Control "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The INF Treaty came about because of strong opposition and huge demonstrations in Europe and the United States. That kind of pressure, coupled with a pledge by countries not to deploy such weapons, will be required again, lest the entire tapestry of agreements that kept the horror of nuclear war at bay vanish.

09:10

Development Director "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Development Director is a leadership-team level position responsible for leading RAN's skilled fundraising team to raise an annual budget of about $8.0 million. RAN's revenues are comprised of donations from four primary sources: major donors, individual contributors (including planned giving), foundations, and special events. We are looking for a seasoned candidate with a creative and strategic development vision, including the ability to work collaboratively to generate new and [...]

09:10

As Brexit Looms and Stocks Plunging In October Now May Be The Time to Invest in Gold "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

As Brexit Looms and Stocks Plunging In October Now May Be The Time to Invest in Gold from GoldCore Key Gold and Precious Metals News, Commentary and Charts This Week With Brexit around the corner and stock markets plunging...

The post As Brexit Looms and Stocks Plunging In October Now May Be The Time to Invest in Gold appeared first on The Daily Coin.

09:09

Landlord Tries To Evict Tenant And Finds Someone Waiting In The Bathtub "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Evicting a tenant can be stressful for landlords but one vacant apartment in Kansas City, Missouri, had a surprise inside that not even the most seasoned owner could have expected.

The apartment wasnt exactly vacant, it turned out: There was a 6-foot-long, 150-pound alligator relaxing inside the hot tub.

Credit: Kansas City Neighborhoods and Housing Services

The tenant had been keeping the alligator, whose name was Catfish, as a pet illegally, according to city workers who responded to the landlords frazzled call for help.

The workers also found two boa constrictors and some rabbits in the apartment, who were later transferred to local rescues.

The tenant, Sean Casey, told the Kansas City Star that hed had Catfish for four years, and that the gator was a big and cuddly lizard. He smiled all the time.

09:07

Disney's New Netflix Rival Will Be Called Disney+ and Launch Late 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

CNBC:

Disney's new streaming service will be called Disney+ and launch in late 2019, CEO Bob Iger announced on the company's earnings call Thursday.

The company announced in August 2017 it would pull all its movies from Netflix in 2019, and start its own streaming offering for its past titles. Disney also purchased Fox for $71.3 billion in cash and stock, further bolstering its library.

The service will also feature new, original shows and movies, including original Marvel and Star Wars series. Marvel fan favorite character Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, will get an original series on the Disney+ service. A prequel series to Star Wars movie "Rogue One" about the character Cassian Andor, portrayed by Diego Luna, will also call the service home.

Are these streaming services the second coming of Cable?


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09:06

Lavrov slams West's 'loudspeaker diplomacy' tactics after Austria claims it uncovered a 'Russian spy' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sergey Lavrov lashed out at Western "loudspeaker diplomacy" after Austria said it exposed a retired military officer as a "Russian agent" who gathered data on the country's army for years. "I've learned about it right away ... and, frankly speaking, I was unpleasantly surprised by the news," Russian Foreign Minister said. At any rate, Vienna should have used other ways of delivering the espionage allegations, the top diplomat argued. However, that is a strategy known to Moscow, as Western powers increasingly tend to use "loudspeaker diplomacy" to publicly blame Russia for "an issue that we know nothing of."

09:06

11 Superfoods That Will Supercharge Your Body "IndyWatch Feed World"

Anna Hunt, Staff
Waking Times

A diet full of natural healthy foods is a guaranteed way to help the body maintain optimal function. Unfortunately, mass production of food means many live foods sold in stores are depleted of nutrients due to overuse of chemicals in soil and during food production. Moreover, at times our bodies need a little extra help to clear away toxic debris that collects in the body from processed foods and environmental pollution.

Thus, supplementing your diet with superfoods is a way that you can support the bodys systems. Of course, different superfoods serve different functions. That is why its important to get a wide variety of superfoods. Below is a list of eleven foods that offer an impressive assortment of nutrients, leaving you supercharged and energetic. The amazing thing is that all of these superfoods can be consumed together in this one drink!

1. Moringa is a plant that offers all of the essential amino acids. These substances make up proteins that the body needs to maintain cells. For example, the body uses amino acids to grow new cells and repair damaged ones.

2. Chlorella is a green algae thats high in protein and helps the body clear way heavy metals. In addition, chlorella is also high in healthy fats needed by the brain.

3. Spirulina is another good source of plant protein. Moreover, it delivers calcium and iron needed by the bodys many systems. As a result, spirulina can help you be more energetic and feel stronger.

4. Mint is a very popular herb that adds strong minty flavor to foods and d...

09:05

TRUMP WARNS OBAMA Something Big Is About to Drop: Ill Never Forgive Him For Something That Is About to Be Revealed (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Donald Trump unloaded on his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, on Friday morning. This came hours after it was reported that the former First Lady Michelle Obama slammed President Trump in her upcoming memoir.

President Trump was asked about the former First Ladys attacks.
He hit back twice as hard Saying he will never forgive her husband for letting down the military.

Then President Trump shot a warning at the Obamas.
Something BIG is about to be revealed.

President Trump: So Ill never forgive him for what he did to our military. Ill never forgive him for what he did in many other ways which I will talk to you about in the future. But what he did, what he did to this military made this country very unsafe for you and you and you.

It is widely known but not widely reported that Obama spied on President Trump during the 2016 election.
But it is not known to what extent.
Former aide George Papadopoulos says he knows there was a deep state spy in the Trump campaign at a very high level.

President Trump is not through with Obama.
This was from earlier this morning

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09:02

ANOTHER LONE WOLF? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"



That's all right then.
No eggshells were crushed in bringing this tragedy to air.
I switched to Credlin as is my habit and it was wall to wall with more videos than required,  all were tiptoeing around the Islam factor.
What a surprise the Melbourne killing of an innocent who just happened to be wrong place wrong time, occurred on Friday afternoon.
Remind me again what is a regular event in a mosque on Fridays?

RIP the innocent who was attacked in the first frenzied attack, who died at the scene

Big kudos to the two cops who took the deranged Somali immigrant down and the bystanders who stood by their law enforcement officers, who train for this and hope it never happens. Some extraordinary bravery on show.

What to make of the report suggesting ISIS were involved?

Will there be any political reaction? will it be another nutter as the official line?
Daniel Andrews Victoria Premier in the closing days of a state election has suspended campaigning.

ASIO and State police had the killer in their data base.

09:01

How To Call Someone Through Telepathy Using Only Your Mind "IndyWatch Feed World"

Telepathy is something a lot of people dismiss as something impossible but truly awakened individuals know all too well how real it is. Telepathy is the ability to speak to others without the use of your words, and instead using your mind. Being able to call others with your mind is something you have to really []

09:00

Here We Go Again: CBS, NBC Push Another Bogus Mass Shooting Statistic "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Its obvious on the face of the claim that its false, just mathematically. But MSM doesnt care about logic or truth. Via Newsbusters: So, just like macabre clockwork. With Thursdays mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, there were routine calls for more gun control from the liberal media machine. []

09:00

Gresham College: Prof. Chris Budd Mathematics and the Making of the Modern and Future World #2 The Challenge of Big Data "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A fascinating series delivered by Professor Chris Budd, CBE from Bath University

In this lecture series by Professor Christopher Budd, the emphasis will be how mathematics gives us a glimpse into the future both of technology and of many other areas of our lives.

Since Newton, we have become used to science making confident predictions about the future, including on the motion of the planets and the times of the tides. However, some things seem very hard to predict, such as the stock market or the weather. Is this a fault in the way we model these systems, or is there a genuine limit to how far we can predict the future? One explanation comes from the theory of chaos, which explains why small changes now can lead to large uncertainty in the future. Professor Budd will describe how chaos theory works and how things can change rapidly.

Climate change is important, controversial, and the subject of huge debate. Much of our understanding of the future climate comes from the use of complex climate models, which are based on mathematical and physical ideas. Professor Budd will describe how these models work and the assumptions that go into them. He will discuss how reliable our predictions of climate change will be and show how mathematics can give us insights into both the past and the future.

One of the biggest advances in modern technology has been the development of GPS systems which allow us to find our position to very high precision. GPS is just the latest advance in the science of navigation, which has had a profound effect on human civilization. Professor Budd will show how mathematics has played a vital role in making navigation as accurate as it is today and the impact this has had on us all. Indeed, it is one of the few areas where Einsteins general theory of relativity directly impacts our lives.

The worlds population is rapidly growing, and most of this population will live in large city conurbations. What will our future cities look like? How will the transport system work, how will people move around, and how will we supply them with energy and remove their waste? Indeed, what sort of houses will people live in and what will our communities look like in the future? Professor Budd will show how mathematical models can help us understand how cities work and how they might evolve in the future.

Mathematics education is changing rapidly and a big driver for this i...

09:00

Whaleoil News quiz "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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08:59

Samoyeds Named Naughtiest Dogs in Time for Christmas "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Santa is not the only one with a naughty or nice list this year. It turns out that there is also a naughty or nice dog breeds list that has been published as well. Unfortunately for the Samoyeds, it turns out that they are at the top of the list, but not the nice one. []

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Bolton: More Iranian Sanctions Possible "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Current measures touted as most punishing ever on Tehran

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08:59

Libyan Migrant Arrested In Rape of 10-Year-Old In Malm, Sweden "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Libyan Migrant Arrested In Rape of 10-Year-Old In Malm, Sweden

A 30-year-old Libyan migrant has been arrested following the rape of a 10-year-old girl in Malm, Sweden, according to local media.

The attack reportedly took place l...

08:59

Massive Migrant Mob Riots at German Asylum Facility "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Massive Migrant Mob Riots at German Asylum Facility

A large mob of migrants rioted at an asylum facility in Bavaria, Germany, injuring security personnel and causing 10,000 euros in property damage, according to reports.

A series of tumultuous conflicts stemming from an attack by an Nigerian occupant upon a security officer snowballed into a melee requiri...

08:58

BBC Documentary investigates 'The Placebo Effect' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Could relief for chronic back pain be as easy as taking a sugar pill? In the BBC documentary,The Placebo Experiment: Can My Brain Cure My Body? Dr. Michael Mosley sets out to investigate the power of the placebo effect. Several studies have demonstrated complaints of lower back pain have risen dramatically in recent decades. Ranking 12th as a cause of disability in 1990,1 it's now the leading cause of disability in nearly all high-income countries.2,3 As many as 8 in 10 adults will experience low back pain at some time in their life.4 Unfortunately, while the problem is fairly common worldwide, so is the mistreatment of the condition.5In the U.S., more than 60 percent of people who see their physician for lower back pain are prescribed an opioid painkiller. This despite guidelines from the American College of Physicians which state prescription drugs should be used as a last resort.6

08:57

An Urgent Call for Humanity in the Age of Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

Since ISIL targeted the Yazidi community in Iraq and Syria for genocide in 2014, Nadia Murad, co-recipient of this years Nobel Peace Prize, has seen as many as 18 members of her family, including her mother, either killed or go missing. She has been enslaved and repeatedly violated, narrowly escaping the Islamic State with her life.

In recent years, she has found a champion in lawyer and human rights activist Amal Clooney, who helped her present her story to the U.N. as the first goodwill ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking. Now Murads speaking tour is the subject of On Her Shoulders, a powerful new documentary from director Alexandria Bombach.

I knew that she [Nadia Murad] was telling her story over, and over, and over again, I wanted to know what effect that was having on the world, what effect that was having on her, Bombach tells Robert Scheer. What I saw is that every time she told her story, it was taking little bits of her, and pieces of her.

What emerges is an intimate portrait of a survivorone who has endured a kind of trauma few can begin to fathom. The film also explores what it means to be perceived as an other, not just in Murads native Iraq, but across the West.

In the latest installment of Scheer Intelligence, Bombach explores how her life experiences have informed her filmmaking, and why she might have gravitated toward a woman like Nadia Murad. I ran away when I was 16 years old, and grew up with quite an abusive father, she says. I didnt realize it when I was first making my films, [but] a big part of my childhood has affected how I see the world now, what stories Im passionate and frustrated about [and] want to tell.

Later in their discussion, the documentarian reflects on her personal relationship with Murad and the challenge of telling her story without exploiting Murads suffering. There was a period where she [Murad] was really becoming disillusioned, Bombach notes, ruefully. It really made me question what the point of this whole thing was. There was a period of time where it was more cold between us, and that broke my heart. I didnt want to be another person in her life taking something from her.

As the Trump administration deploys upwards of 15,000 troops to the border to confront a caravan of beleaguered Central Americans, Bombach hopes her film will remind audiences of our shared humanity, especial...

08:54

Trump's and Bannon's 'Federation of Fascism' is the most dangerous threat to America and the world "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

True progressives, bona-fide religious people, and people of color around the world are under assault from a resurgent far-right global political movement. It has embedded itself deep into the strata of the U.S. federal bureaucracy, state governments, foreign governments, and international institutions like the United Nations and NATO.

08:51

13 People Dead After Shooting at California College Pub "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It was Wednesday night, Nov. 8, 2018, and it was College Country Night at the bar in Thousand Oaks, California. There was country music and line dancing and over 200 people in the bar, many wearing cowboy boots and flannel shirts, all packed into the former steakhouse that looks like a barn. There were pool []

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Andrew Cuomo on Halloween Far More Terrifying Than Michael Myers "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Andrew Cuomo on Halloween Far More Terrifying Than Michael Myers from Schiff Gold Peter Schmidt recently wrote two article highlighting the fatal conceit of PhD central planners who populate the worlds central banks. You can read those articles here and...

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08:45

Commemorating 100 Years: Seeds Of Peace "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

poppyCoope, Boyes & Simpson. Seeds of Peace: Passendale Suite 2 June Tabor, Coope Boyes & Simpson, Thomas Friz, Bram Vermeulen, Willem Vermandere, Patrick Riguelle, Koen De Cauter, Une Anche Passe, Vredesconcerten Quartet Vredesconcerten Passendale VP006 (2 CD, Belgium, 2005) First performed on the 24th August 2002 at Tyne Cot cemetery, Seeds of Peace (Children of the Great War) is a suite of songs and instrumental music specially created for the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Passchendaele Peace Concerts. Arranged and directed by Laurent Audemard of the French brass and wind ensemble Une Anche Passe, the suite commemorates Flanders as the battlefield of choice for warring Western European nations over the past 500 years. The music ranges from childrens song of the 17th century to work by Jacques Brel and material specially commissioned for the peace concerts of today. Seeds of Peace offers a compelling evocation of the pain and futility of war, performed by a remarkable ensemble of 21 singers and musicians from across Europe

08:45

Election Day Was Filled With Frustrations, Claims of Mischief and Glimmers of Hope "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Election Day in America brought its familiar mix of misery and allegations of mischief: Aging voting machines crashed; rain-soaked citizens stood in endless lines; laws that many regarded as attempts to suppress turnout among people of color led to both confusion at the polls and angry calls for recounts and investigations.

The root causes have been at play for years. The neglect of Americas elections infrastructure, after all, has persisted, and all levels of government are responsible. And since the Supreme Court in 2013 voided a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, local governments have been emboldened in crafting hotly debated requirements for people to cast their ballots.

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But that is not the whole story of what happened last Tuesday. A handful of states had ballot measures aimed at making it easier for people to vote or designed to take some of the politics out of how the countrys electoral districts are drawn up. In nearly every case, Americans seized the opportunity with what the vote totals suggest was enthusiasm.

Three states passed...

08:44

Free eBook! 22 Steps to Reverse Diabetes & Obesity and Reclaim Your Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

Download your FREE copy of Jon McMahon"s brand new eBook, where he shares the key steps he used to overcome diabetes and obesity, and reclaim his life. For the first time in history, humans are more likely to die from over-eating than from starvation. Let that sink in a second While millions of people live []

08:44

Amazon, PayPal cut ties with Proud Boys "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Amazon and PayPal are distancing themselves from the far-right extremist group the Proud Boys, which has been involved in violent clashes at political demonstrations and has been labeled a hate group.Buzzfeed News reported that...

08:44

Corey Goode Alliance Update: "Operations, Preparations Underway, Secret Grand Juries" -- November 8, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Operations, Preparations Underway, Secret Grand Juries

11/08/2018

Corey Goode Alliance Update:

I received a brief update from one of my remaining original Alliance contacts. I was told that all of the lower level briefings and bridge calls had been shut down this week due to a new phase of operations. This further added to the disarray of the lower and some mid-level Alliance cells and assets.

One of the most sensitive phases of the Alliance takedown of the cabal is said to have begun within the last few days to a week. If this latest intel is accurate, we expect the fist to tighten around operational information, even more, leaving many who have been fighting in the dark along with us until the objective is completed.

I was told that only a few select sources will be leaking specific Alliance intelligence items in a way that will prep the public and disseminate intel to higher level Alliance Cells. I was also told that the Alliance hopes to do most of this work completely covertly. They have cover stories prepared along with the needed theatre if any of these operations spill over into the public.

This source went on to inform me that all of the people training in hangars with floor plans taped to the floors and practicing breaching certain facilities and bunkers have been deployed to the field. These operatives are not making as many arrests as one would think but are mainly gathering vast quantities of last-minute evidence before they bring cases before secret grand juries to be accepted into evidence. They are preparing for highly secret and coordinated military and civilian trials.

I was informed only in recent days that some of the elite learned that the people they thought were their trusted bodyguards were actually their very own personal prison guards. They have been in custody for months without knowing and now the shock and panic has truly set in.

This has resulted in waves of lower level affiliates of these elites coming forward to the Alliance and turning states evidence and getting immunity in exchange for their testimony.

We were told that none of these operations...

08:43

Donors helped Democrats to modest 2018 victories in the upper midwest "IndyWatch Feed World"

Women Senators Mazie Hirono, Heidi Heitkamp, Patti Murray, Elizabeth Warren, Debbie Stabenow, Tammy Baldwin, Amy Klobuchar

Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota (far right), Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin (2nd from right) and Debbie Stabenow (3rd from right) all enjoyed a great fundraising cycle and won their reelections comfortably. (Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)

Many on the left were disappointed in the results of the so-called blue wave at a national level, but you might not know it by looking at the states between the Dakotas and Lake Erie. The Democrats wins in the region come thanks in part to generous donors eager to shift the regions political landscape.

The upper Midwest was key in Trumps 2016 presidential victory, but just two years later it pushed back against Republicans. Several Republican-leaning districts turned blue and governors mansions in Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois fell into Democratic control.

Minnesota already had a Democratic governor, Mark Dayton. Dayton served two terms. He was succeeded by Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) who beat Jeff Johnson with almost 54 percent of the vote. While in the House, Walz established himself as a reliable fundraiser, raking in more than his opponent in every race since 2008.

Democratic Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and T...

08:42

The White Baby Boomers Had So Much Money "IndyWatch Feed War"

The White Baby Boomers Had So Much Money

The speaker is Theodore Roszak, author, historian, unique philosophical thinker. I loved interviewing him in 1989. He coined the phrase counterculture and had unique insights into the baby boomers without being one himself. If you found this of interest, please subscribe as I will present and future days many more comments from him. Thank you.

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10,000 REWARD re Stolen Lamborghini "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

10,000 REWARD re Stolen Lamborghini

The owners of a distinctive Lamborghini stolen from a village near Wetherby have offered a reward of up to 10,000 for its safe return or the arrest and conviction of the offenders.

The Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, registration number RW24 (pictured above),was stolen at around 3am on 31 August 2018. Since the theft, the vehicle has been seen in the Halifax area.

The vehicle was wrapped in a distinctive lime green film with a black racing stripe on the bonnet and green racing stripe on the roof. It has a removable roof, black wheels, wheel spacers, beige seats and the words Lamborghini in black on the front doors. One of the wheels has a 1cm chip in it, and there are some minor marks on the passenger seat leather, and it is fitted with a specialist Caprista exhaust.

However, there is a possibility that some of these items may have been changed or removed by the thieves.

Underneath its wrapping, the vehicle is Azure blue a silver-blue colour which changes depending on how it captures the light.

The vehicle identification number is ZHWER17D8ELA02022, but again this may have been changed by the suspects.

This vehicle will be detected world-wide due to its extremely rare nature, it cannot be serviced by a legitimate Lamborghini dealer without Lamborghini being alerted, and there is no value in the vehicle for parts.

Anyone who believes they have seen the vehicle or knows where it is now, or has any other information that could assist the investigation, should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12180163488 when passing on information.

The reward will be paid upon the safe recovery of the vehicle in good condition or the arrest and conviction of the suspects. It may be divided depending on the number of people who come forward with information and if more than one person gives information directly leading to the safe recovery or conviction, the reward will be divided at the owners discretion.

08:40

Trump jokes over Florida & Georgia vote shenanigans: 'Let's blame the Russians?' "IndyWatch Feed World"

As election officials in Florida and Georgia claim to have found more ballots and seek recounts in races narrowly won by Republicans, President Donald Trump is joking Russia might be behind it - and claiming fraud. "You mean they are just now finding votes in Florida and Georgia - but the Election was on Tuesday? Let's blame the Russians and demand an immediate apology from President Putin!" Trump tweeted on Friday morning, referring to the midterms in which candidates he backed narrowly prevailed in one Senate and two gubernatorial races. Democrats are demanding a recount in all three, however. The party has dispatched its top lawyer to Florida's Broward County, where local officials insist they are still counting Tuesday's ballots, and refuse to say how many remain to be counted.

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Es werden Enteignungen kommen - mssen - Merkels Abschiedsgeschenk "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Enteignungen werden unvermeidbar, sobald Deutschland den Golbalen Migrationsakt im Dezember unterschrieben haben wird, und daran gibt es momentan keinen Zweifel. Dann sind die Weichen auf Enteignung der Sparer und Immobilienbesitzer gestellt. Denn anders lsst sich der daraus neue Ansturm von Migranten nach Deutschland nicht mehr bewerkstelligen. Dabei sind noch nicht einmal die ngste vor den Migranten, die bisher gekommen sind, ausreichend adressiert worden.

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Reader: Detox/Protect "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By June Ann



Detox and Protect

Its imperative that Humanity understands the reality of warfare in these times when advanced and secret technologies are used against us on a daily basis.

Detox First: This is perhaps the most important process of protecting ones self from the effects of 5G and why I stress it in almost every post. All those nano particles are sitting our bodies from chemtrails and added nanos' to foods and waters are what the 5G wave frequencies will activate unless we rid of them. The frequencies will zap us with wavelengths that will interact with the geometrical structure of our skin, but, we can remove the nano particles that are now present in our sweat and inner organs. A regimen of 4 drops of liquid Zeolite in a cool beverage plus 4 sprays of Extra Strength in the morning and the same at night will do just that, protect us from the chemtrail metals, toxins and more. It acts like a magnet to metals and radiation.

Zeolite Drops: https://onelove.thegoodinside.com/shop/product/pure-body/

Zeolite Spray: https://onelove.thegoodinside.com/shop/product/pure-body-extra-strength/

Fluoride: As a part of the Depopulation Program, fluoride was introduced as a foundation for illnesses. This began in Germany under Hitler's regime. Go to http://www.water.com/to find the name brand of the spring water available in your state that contains NO fluoride.

EMF Protection Devices: One big nasty that you may have is a Smart Meter. They tell us they are safe (hahah) but tests conducted by many people using radiation meters show that these things spike. I have found a source...

08:33

Apple pumps up its Amazon listings with iPhones, iPads and more The Loop

This is great news for those of us who dont live near any other Apple resellers.

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08:33

Ancient cures for modern times: Bridging the health care gap in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Aboriginal healers are bringing their 60,000-year-old tradition into medical clinics across Australia. Working alongside doctors and other health care providers, the traditional healers known as Ngangkais are offering their ancient and powerful traditional healing methods in mainstream health settings. Traditional healers have been working in their own communities for thousands of years with amazing results, and now they are sharing their wisdom and filling the gaps of Western medicine in South Australia's Royal Adelaide Hospital and many other rural clinics around the country. In South Australia, a policy of cultural respect in the public health system supports Indigenous patients to request a Traditional Aboriginal Healer and so today we can see Aboriginal traditional medicine and Western medicine working hand in hand.

08:33

At least seven dead after new round of flash floods hit Jordan "IndyWatch Feed War"

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08:32

Tories are de facto satanists and crypto-jews "IndyWatch Feed World"

There Is one dividing rule, when God said you cannot believe both in me and in money.It Is one or the other.The fact that all conservative administrations concern themselves purely with money, making money, stealing others money, making hugely unequal societies filled with hate and seething unhappy people!

Mammon /mmn/ in the New Testament of the Bible is commonly thought to mean money, material wealth, or any entity that promises wealth, and is associated with the greedy pursuit of gain. You cannot serve both 

Crypto-Judaism is the secret adherence to Judaism while publicly professing to be of another faith; practitioners are referred to as crypto-Jews. The term is especially applied historically to Spanish Jews who outwardly professed Catholicism

Cash registers ringing and bleeping all day long fills them with joy as they rub their greedy hands together.The capital and the country flooded with newcomers, it pleases them, more people to use and buy their products.

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Small wonder then what it says about the humble and about the greedy

blessed are the humble for they shall be exalted

It is much harder for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.

Clearly life (that God gave is not important to this government),600 police stations closed in 8 years

Law and order is breaking down in Britains capital, the murder rate spiralling..still they dont relent.

The banking cr...

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Economist Michael Hudson Explains Bank and Bankers Are Parasites And Not Part Of The Real Economy (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Economist Michael Hudson Explains Bank and Bankers Are Parasites And Not Part Of The Real Economy Video BuraqFilms Economist Michael Hudson Explains Bank and Bankers Are Parasites And Not Part Of The Real Economy. They Enslave The American People...

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08:30

Commemorating 100 Years: Harry Patch The Last Tommy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 

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This truly wonderful film from 2007 examines the life and times of a truly wonderful old gentleman, Britains last fighting survivor of the Great War, Harry Patch. Harry died in 2009 at the age of 111 years, one month, one week and one day. See the excellent Wikipedia article on him and Veterans of the Great War,

 

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The Irish are smarter than we are "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Irish Examiner reports: quote. The Government has affirmed its support for offshore oil and gas exploration. In doing so, it has formally criticised a bill aimed at banning drilling, by saying it will do nothing to reduce Irelands greenhouse gas emissions. Addressing delegates at the Atlantic Ireland exploration conference in Dublin, yesterday, Sen [] The post The Irish are smarter than we are appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Tucker Carlson On Antif Mob Action At His Home: Threat To Free Expression To All Of Us. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One evidence hes right? Not only the mob at his house but hundreds of leftists justifying the mobs action on social media saying they have the right to shut down his speech because they term it fascist. Completely lacking in self-awareness. Via Newsbusters: Calling into his eponymous Fox News Channel program on Thursday due to []

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Rejecting the Matrix: Breaking the Chains that Bind the Mind "IndyWatch Feed World"

John W. Whitehead, Rejecting the Matrix: Breaking the Chains that Bind the Mind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkSbJM9oVTk

"If Truth is taken away from us, then Right and Wrong are taken from us as well. If we don't know Right and Wrong, then we can't, we won't control ourselves, but will look to someone else to bring order through brute force and raw power. We will be controlled by a tyrant, and we will no longer be free..."
- Frank Peretti

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Former NATO Chief: May & Macron Must Strengthen Alliance To Counter Unpredictable Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

A former British NATO chief has warned that Britain and France must urgently strengthen their military alliance through intergovernmental organizations such as NATO, to guard against the unpredictability of US President Donald Trump Lord Robertson, [...]

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08:23

The Daily "Near You?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mount Shasta, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

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"A Dreamer..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

And why does it make you sad to see how everything hangs by such thin and whimsical threads? Because you're a dreamer, an incredible dreamer, with a tiny spark hidden somewhere inside you which cannot die, which even you cannot kill or quench and which tortures you horribly because all the odds are against its continual burning. In the midst of the foulest decay and putrid savagery, this spark speaks to you of beauty, of human warmth and kindness, of goodness, of greatness, of heroism, of martyrdom, and it speaks to you of love."
- Eldridge Cleaver

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My Phone Friend Raped me "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A 21 year old girl from Jiwaka Province was raped last Saturday night at Sogeri by someone whom she described as her former phone friend. This report was confirmed by Hohola Police Station Commander Mr Ben Kua.

Station Commander, Mr Ben Kua said, the Survivor who does not want to be named managed to escape early Sunday morning and laid compaints with the Hohola Police station.

Station Commander, Mr Ben Kua said the perpetrator was someone the victim knew; he was her phone friend and lived in Port Moresby whilst she was in Jiwaka early this year. The perpetrator promised her a good life and bought her plane ticket to Port Moresby.

The promise of a good life was only for a week, before he dumped her with his relatives at Burns Peak, Hohola and disappeared for a period of time. Sadly it was not long before she got kicked out of the house where she was living.

With no knowledge of the whole city, no knowledge of where she can find any relatives, she was lost as to how she will live and survive in the city.

She was finding ways to go back home to Jiwaka, so she came to us to seek assistance, said Mr Kua.

We searched for any possible family members here but to no avail.

Mr Kua said, She does not have any family here to actually get them to contact families back in Jiwaka.

Sadly the victim had to take shelter with a family from Southern Highlands who were generous enough to offer her a space in their family home.

Upon hearing that his phone friend was no longer living with his family, he came to Hohola Burns Peak to look for her. When he found her, he convinced her that he had come to take her to go and live with him.

They left on Saturday 03rd November for Sogeri.  Little did she know of what might happen during that night.

The victim was raped three (3) times in the night by the perpetrator, Mr Kua said.

It was a good thing she managed to escape early Sunday morning, and wasted no time but came in to put a report of what had happened,he said.

We did a request for a medical report and we are currently writing a crime report, Mr Kua said.

Mr Kua further explained that as soon as the medical report comes in, the suspect will be arrested. Currently the suspect is residing a tBurns Peak at Hohola.

It is sad to see that despite numerou...

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Podcast: How Religion Sustains The Wests Democratic Ideals "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Writer Sohrab Ahmari joins the Federalist Radio Hour for a conversation on secularism, religion in newsrooms, populism, and more.

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Sparks "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


While I'm waiting (anxiously, and with sweated brow) for Samira to reveal whether it's Roger Waters or David Coverdale or some other hard rock singer who's been complaining to the BBC about Arron Banks being 'platformed' on the Andrew Marr show, I'll just blurt out another thought (as you do on a Friday night, especially with some red wine at hand)...


I half-watched last night's Question Time today.

I rarely ever watch it these days, but the prospect of Diane Abbott and Dr. Jordan Peterson appearing on the same programme was too much for me not to at least half-scan it. 

Interestingly, this didn't turn out to be the pile-in-upon-the-extremist spectacular I expected (pace Nick Griffin). Far-left Diane was largely left alone.

As for Dr. Jordan Peterson, well, he got lots of applause - at least until the free speech question approached the Nazi-saluting pug video. He stood alone over that one, with a small fair bit of piling-in from his fellow panellists.

(I think he failed to explain his position properly on the specifics here but was sound on the general issue).

Here, for the record, was David Dimbleby's intro:
With me tonight: Kwasi Kwarteng, part of the Treasury team under Philip Hammond, a Brexiteer, he won't like me saying this, seen by some as a future leader of the Tory party; Diane Abbott, Shadow Home Secretary and MP for more than 30 years, one of Jeremy Corbyn's closest advisers; Mairead McGuinness, the first Vice President of the European Parliament since 2017, she has been in that job, MEP for the Irish Fine Gael party since 2004; David Aaronovitch, writer, broadcaster, columnist for the Times newspaper, and the Canadian psychologist whose self-help book has sold 2 million copies and whose speaking tour excites contro...

08:15

Commemorating 100 Years: Humour "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

poppy

One staff officer jumped right over another staff officers back, And another staff officer jumped right over that other staff officers back A third staff officer jumped right over the two staff officers backs, And a fourth staff officer jumped right over all the other staff officers backs. They were only playing leap-frog, They were only playing leap-frog, They were only playing leap-frog, When one staff                                                                           officer jumped right over The other staff officers                                                                            back.

 

08:12

BREAKING: Judge Finds Broward County Violated Constitution Orders Snipes to Allow Ballot Inspections Immediately "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

BREAKING NEWS.

A Judge found Broward County in violation of the Constitution and ordered Brenda Snipes to allow ballot inspections immediately during an emergency hearing on Friday.

Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes must allow inspections on or before 7 PM ET Friday, AP reported.

Florida Governor Rick Scott, who is also the Republican candidate for Senate, filed a lawsuit Thursday evening demanding Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes hand over several records, including how many more ballots her county still has to tabulate.

On Friday, a Judge ruled against Broward County.

NBC Miami reported:

Scotts campaign filed a lawsuit demanding that Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes turn over several records detailing the counting and collection of ballots cast for each day of the past week.

A hearing on the case was held Friday afternoon, where a judge said there was a violation of Floridas Constitution and public records act. The judge ordered Snipes to allow inspection of the records on or before 7 p.m. Friday.

Rather than sit back and let Democrats steamroll Republicans, President Trump is going head-to-head with swamp-dwelling Perkins Coie lawyer Marc Elias who was retained by Dems to steal the election.

Protesters also descended on the Broward County election office Friday morning demanding Brenda Snipes be removed.

All hands are on deck to fight the dirty Democrats who are trying to steal the Arizona, Florida and Georgia elections from Republicans.

This is a breaking story...

08:12

Florida Vote Scandal Coverage Shows Media-Democrat Complicity. Again. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A media that were something other than the communications leaders of the progressive movement would note that Palm Beach County is violating Florida law.

08:10

Former J.P. Morgan Trader Pleads Guilty To Gold and Silver Manipulation "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Former J.P. Morgan Trader Pleads Guilty To Gold and Silver Manipulation Written by Chris Marcus of Miles Franklin In recent years, as precious metals analysts have attempted to reconcile the routinely counterintuitive price action in the gold and silver markets...

The post Former J.P. Morgan Trader Pleads Guilty To Gold and Silver Manipulation appeared first on The Daily Coin.

08:10

Dr. Davis: 10 reasons to never eat wheat again "IndyWatch Feed World"

There are plenty of reasons to never allow a bagel, sandwich, or pretzels to cross your lips again. But here are the top 10 most powerful and compelling reasons to tell the USDA and other providers of dietary advice to bug off with their "healthy whole grains" nonsense. Gliadin-derived opioid peptides (from partial digestion to 4- and 5-amino acid long fragments) increase appetite substantially-as do related proteins from rye, barley, and corn. This is a big part of the reason why grains make you gain weight. Gliadin-derived opioid peptides are mind active drugs that trigger behavioral outbursts in kids with ADHD and autism, paranoia in schizophrenics, and 24-hour-a-day food obsessions in people prone to bulimia and binge eating disorder, as well as anger, anxiety, and mind "fog." Gliadin, when intact, initiates the processes of autoimmunity leading to rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and 200 other conditions. Amylopectin A raises blood sugar to...

08:09

In which the pond isn't vague and settles for a polonial Haig, and a goodly dose of Dame Groan ... "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


Empathy and coincidence

The pond is frequently reminded that empathy is of late a much-mocked concept, yet last night it sat down to watch Leave No Trace, which coincidentally featured a great performance by a young New Zealand actor, Thomasin McKenzie (the reliable Ben Foster is pretty good too).

By one of those additional coincidences, it happened to be about a wounded, lost ex-military father living off-grid in the wild with his daughter, a story which had its roots in real events

Any doubts regarding the validity of Will and Toms lifestyle its revealed that Tom, on an educational level, is years ahead of her age group can be assuaged by the films source material. Granik and her screenwriting partner, Anne Rosellini, worked from a novel, My Abandonment by Peter Rock, itself inspired by a news article. In 2004, a Vietnam War veteran and his 12-year-old daughter were discovered living in Portlands Forest Park. Once rehoused on a horse farm, they fled the area and were never heard from again. 
Im definitely imagining their lives, Granik admits. I want to know how they keep their camp functional, how their daily needs are met. Part of it was known. People had seen them traversing, coming into that bridge, and walking a certain way. It was even known what shop they got their food from. What happened after they left the farm? It was not known. So then the imagination has to run wild. Theres no further intel on them. The father dies in the novel. I became curious what would happen if he didnt die. (That from a more extended piece about the film here).

But why should the pond start off with this, when ostensibly the subject is armchair warrior prattling Polonius blathering on about Douglas Haig?

Well it's about the lost and the wounded, the dead and the maimed, and whether they matter and here the pond must declare an interest, because the pond's grandfather was one of them, forever transformed by being a pawn of Haig's in the battle of the Somme

It's true that the sight of the Polonial armchair warrior doing noble battle for Haig would usually just produce a cartoon ...

08:08

America's Dark Vaccine History: The Pertussis Vaccine Blame Game "IndyWatch Feed World"

It is a primitive bacterial vaccine licensed in 19141. It has not been given to babies in America for 20 years. It is the vaccine that had brain damaged so many children and caused so many vaccine injury lawsuits 2 that Big Pharma used it to blackmail Congress into giving vaccine manufacturers a partial product liability shield in 1986, which the U.S. Supreme Court made even bigger in 2011. 3 I'm talking about whole cell pertussis vaccine in DPT, a crude brew of whole B. pertussis bacteria heated and washed with formaldehyde 4 but still full of neurotoxic aluminum 5 and mercury 6 along with shock-inducing endotoxin, 7,8 as well as brain damaging bioactive pertussis toxin, 9,10,11 a toxin so lethal that researchers use it to deliberately induce acute experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in lab animals. 12,13,14 Whole cell pertussis vaccine: the most reactive vaccine still given to infants and children in developing countries because it costs drug companies just pennies to...

08:04

Hillicon Valley: Trump claims Florida voter fraud | NSA official says China breaking espionage deal | Sprint accused of throttling Skype | Project Veritas under fire in Texas "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Welcome to Hillicon Valley, The Hill's newsletter detailing all you need to know about the tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley.Welcome! Follow the cyber team, Olivia Beavers (@olivia_beavers) and Jacqueline Thomsen (@jacq_thomsen...

08:04

Norwegians complain after NATO soldiers in Trident Juncture leave behind 'sh**ty mess' "IndyWatch Feed World"

More than 400 complaints have been made about NATO soldiers making a mess after the largest joint exercises since the Cold War. Some of the complaints are about soldiers relieving themselves in public areas, close to kindergartens and leisure facilities, according to NRK. 'This is terrible, it's about having common decency. We have to clean up after soldiers who have relieved themselves. It's literally a s**ty job.' Major Marianne B of the Norwegian Armed Forces told the public broadcaster. Major B said they had received complaints about US and Swedish soldiers.

08:03

UK refuses to offer asylum to Asia Bibi for fear of unrest from Muslims "IndyWatch Feed War"

UK refuses to offer asylum to Asia Bibi for fear of unrest from Muslims
Ive been lead [sic] to believe that the UK government had concerns that her moving to the UK would cause security concerns and unrest among certain sections of the community and would also be a security threat to British embassies abroad which might be targeted by Islamist terrorists. So Theresa Mays Britain is now allowing []

08:02

"As Overdose Deaths Soar To Record Highs, FDA Approves New Painkiller That's 1,000X More Powerful Than Morphine" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"As Overdose Deaths Soar To Record Highs,
 FDA Approves New Painkiller That's 1,000X More Powerful Than Morphine"
by Tyler Durden

"Purdue Pharma and other pioneers of powerful opioid painkillers probably felt a twinge of regret on Friday when the FDA approved a powerful new opioid painkiller that's 10 times stronger than fentanyl  - the deadly synthetic opioid that's been blamed for the record number of drug overdose deaths recorded in 2017 - and 1,000 times more powerful than morphine, ignoring the objections of lawmakers and its own advisory committee in the process. 

After all that trouble that purveyors o...

08:02

Cancer patients call for vitamin C infusion to be affordable: Important Petition! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Please help out by signing this petition and give these people HOPE! Thanks and blessings, Martin.   SUPPLIED/JESSIE MCVEAGH Tanya Filia receives vitamin C intravenously at a clinic in Whangarei. Cancer patients are forking out hundreds of dollars for vitamin C infusions they say are providing quality of life now they are calling for []

The post Cancer patients call for vitamin C infusion to be affordable: Important Petition! appeared first on Uncensored Publications.

08:00

I am the Jewish nurse yes, that Jewish nurse "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I am The Jewish Nurse. Yes, that Jewish Nurse. The same one that people are talking about in the Pittsburgh shooting that left 11 dead. The trauma nurse in the ER that cared for Robert Bowers who yelled, Death to all Jews, as he was wheeled into the hospital. The Jewish nurse who ran into [] The post I am the Jewish nurse yes, that Jewish nurse appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Leonie Guiney election could usher in new direction at Fonterra Gerard Hutching:

Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others.

Sometimes messy democracy delivers a result that sends an unmistakable message to the powers that be.

So in electing Leonie Guiney to the Fonterra board, dairy farmers have told their co-operative in no uncertain terms they have had enough of the status quo, and new thinking is needed in the wake of its $196 million loss the first in its 17-year history.

Her election might not have happened if the board had got its way a few years ago when it was mulling over changes to the way directors were voted in. . . 

Labour-intensive task planting pumpkin field -Yvonne OHara:

Raewyn Officer, of Lake Roxburgh Village, intends to plant a 4.5ha block of land with about 30,000 grey pumpkin seeds, by hand, by herself, and she is happy to do so.

She works for Darryl Peirce, of Peirce Orchard (The Pumpkin Place), near Millers Flat, who has leased a 4.5ha paddock that lies between Ettrick and Millers Flat.

When Southern Rural Life spotted Ms Officer planting the seeds by hand on Saturday morning, Mr Peirce had already cultivated the soil and had laid one row of black plastic the length of the paddock, using an attachment on the back of his tractor.

He intended to do the same over the whole block, with each row 2.5m apart. . . 

Trade war means NZ picking sides Hugh Stringleman:

A strategy is needed for New Zealand to avoid the worst effects of a new cold war between China and the United States, Rabobank Asia-Pacific strategist Michael Every says.

The new cold war could be potentially earth-shattering for those countries which trade wit...

08:00

08:00

Succinct Summation of Weeks Events 11.9.18 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Succinct Summation of the Weeks Events Positives: 1. Midterm elections are over! Markets liked the idea of divided government and gridlock, rallying strongly the day after. And even better, the robo calls, emails, commercials, and door bell rings will stop (until the Presidential Election in 2020). 2. November has seen stocks bounce off of recent lows,

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08:00

ROGUE MORNINGS Voter Fraud In Florida (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

ROGUE MORNINGS Voter Fraud In Florida Video Video Source

The post ROGUE MORNINGS Voter Fraud In Florida (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

08:00

Florida Elections Might Be In The Hands Of County Election Chief Whos Already Violated The Law "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

But shes been allowed to muck up the works for years. Why hasnt this been addressed before? And how can you not know or refuse to answer how many ballots are outstanding? Via Daily Caller: Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is warning that the fate of his states governorship could hang in the hands of []

08:00

Pixy2 is Super Vision for Arduino or Raspberry Pi "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A Raspberry Pi with a camera is nothing new. But the Pixy2 camera can interface with a variety of microcontrollers and has enough smarts to detect objects, follow lines, or even read barcodes without help from the host computer. [DroneBot Workshop] has a review of the device and hes very enthused about the camera. You can see the video below.

When you watch the video, you might wonder how much this camera will cost. Turns out it is about $60 which isnt cheap but for the capabilities it offers it isnt that much, either. The camera can detect lines, intersections, and barcodes plus any objects you want to train it to recognize. The camera also sports its own light source and dual servo motor drive meant for a pan and tilt mounting arrangement.

You can connect via USB, serial, SPI, or I2C. Internally, the camera processes at 60 frames per second and it can remember seven signatures internally. Theres a PC-based configuration program that will run on Windows, Mac, or Linux. You can even use the program to spy on the camera while it is talking to another microcontroller like an Arduino.

The camera isnt made to take sharp photos or video, but it is optimized for finding things, not for picture quality. High-quality frames take more processing power, so this is a reasonable trade. The camera does need training to find objects by color and shape. You can do the training with the PC-based software, but you can also do it with a self-contained procedure that relies on a button on the camera. The video shows both methods.

Once trained, you can even have an Arduino find objects. Theres a library that allows you to find how many items the camera currently sees and find out what the block is and its location. The identification clearly depends highly on color, so youll probably need to experiment if you have things that are different colors on different sides or has multiple colors.

Sure, you could use a sufficient computer with OpenCV to get some of these results, but having this all in one package and usable from just about any processor could be a real game-changer for the right kind of project. If you wanted to make a fancy line-following robot that could handle 5-way intersections and barcode commands this would be a no-brainer.

Weve seen other smart cameras like OpenMV before. Google also has a vision processor for the Pi, too. It has a lot of capability but assumes you are connecting to a Pi.

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07:59

6 Cruel Ways You Are Hurting Your Partner Without Even Realizing It "IndyWatch Feed World"

Relationships are not easy, a lot of the time we end up hurting one another even when we dont realize we are doing so. Sure, you might not want to hurt or upset your partner but chances are you already have without them even actually showing it.

Below I am going to go over some of the ways in which we tend to hurt one another without meaning to. Sure you dont see it but your partner feels it. We all need to be a little more aware of the things we do to the people we love.

6 Ways You Might Be Hurting Your Partner Without Realize It:

1. Playing the victim.

When we make ourselves out to be the victim when we arent we hurt our partners. Sure, we think we are just playing around and getting our way, were in some cases taking things too far. You shouldnt push your partner to do things just because you want them to, they are their own person.

2. Not telling them the whole story/situation.

Withholding information from your partner might seem fine in the moment but it only creates confusion. This can hurt your partner more when he or she hears the whole story. While you might be uncomfortable in explaining, you need to do so. It is better that they hear it from you than someone else.

3. Using silence against them.

Giving your partner the silent treatment makes them feel as if they do not matter to you. The more they try to talk to you the harder you ignore them. Ignoring your partner doesnt resolve any real issues, it just makes things worse.

4. Making them feel guilty.

When you guilt-trip your partner you are trying to force something on them. In doing that you are making them give in to you and do something that they do not want to do. The longer it takes to guilt trip them into something the more damage youre doing to the person in general. Sure, you dont see anything wrong with bugging them but what if things were reversed?

5. Nagging them about things they are already stressed about.

If you are someone that tends to nag a lot you might want to try and cut back. Your partner is already stressed and if you keep adding to it things are only going to get worse. Sure, sometimes nagging is needed but if the thing youre nagging about is already bothering your partner you need to think of a better way to talk about it.

6. Giving them false hope instead of telling the truth.

...

07:59

WATCH: Bodycam Captures Officer Slamming Inmate to Floor in Kentucky Jail "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Newly released body camera footage shows a Northern Kentucky corrections officer slamming an inmate to the floor. Corrections Officer David Nussbaum said in his incident report that Kenton County jail

The post WATCH: Bodycam Captures Officer Slamming Inmate to Floor in Kentucky Jail appeared first on Filming Cops.

07:59

The Making of an Opioid Epidemic "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Making of an Opioid Epidemic
When high doses of painkillers led to widespread addiction, 
it was called one of the biggest mistakes in modern medicine. 
But this was no accident.
By Chris McGreal

"Jane Ballantyne was, at one time, a true believer. The British-born doctor, who trained as an anesthetist on the NHS before her appointment to head the pain department at Harvard and its associated hospital, drank up the promise of opioid painkillers drugs such as morphine and methadone in the late 1990s. Ballantyne listened to the evangelists among her colleagues who painted the drugs as magic bullets against the scourge of chronic pain blighting millions of American lives. Doctors such as Russell Portenoy at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York saw how effective morphine was in easing the pain of dying cancer patients thanks to the hospice movement that came out of the UK in the 1970s.

Why, the new thinking went, could the same opioids not be made to work for people grappling with the physical and mental toll of debilitating pain from arthritis, wrecked knees and bodies worn out by physically demanding jobs? As Portenoy saw it, opiates were effective painkillers through most of recorded history and it was only outdated fears about addiction that prevented the drugs still playing that role.

Opioids were languishing from the legacy of an earlier epidemic...

07:57

SIGNATURES DONT MATCH President Trump Sounds the Alarm on Electoral Corruption in Arizona "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump is in a street fight with Democrats over rampant voter fraud gripping Florida and Georgia.

On Friday afternoon, the President sounded the alarm on vote fraud in Arizona.

President Trump even floated the idea of calling for a new election!

Radical Code Pink activist Democrat Kyrsten Sinema pulled ahead of Republican challenger Martha McSally in the Arizona Senate race two days after the polls closed.

The Democrats are stealing the Arizona, Florida and Georgia elections and President Trump is putting up a fight.

TRUMP: Just out in Arizona, SIGNATURES DONT MATCH. Electoral corruption Call for a new Election? We must protect our Democracy!

AZPM reported that Pima County is still recording votes despite Republican objections.

County recorders are also reporting problems with signatures on the ballot envelopes not matching the signatures on file.

Via AZPM:

Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez says the signature on some ballot envelopes doesnt match the signature on file, especially for voters who used their finger to sign an electronic pad at the DMV.

Sometimes the signatures do not match, they dont look anywhere near it. So thats why we call to attest and verify that that is in fact the voter, Rodriguez said.

But Republican officials say county recorders only have the authority to do that up through election day, not after. If a judge agrees, that would mean recorders have to stop checking signatures...

07:55

MPAA Considers a Makeover As It Faces Shrinking Budget "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has protected Hollywoods interest for nearly a century now.

In recent years the organizations anti-piracy efforts have made the headlines repeatedly. Not just domestically, but around the world, through its site-blocking efforts for example.

Traditionally, the MPAA obtains most of its revenue from the six major Hollywood studios. The latest public filings show that these membership dues totaled nearly $50 million.

This number is significantly less than before, as we reported earlier, but new information suggests that it may drop even further.

As a result of Disneys acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the MPAA stands to lose one-sixth of its membership dues. Disney promised to pay Foxs share for another year after the deal is finalized, but what happens next is uncertain.

According to a report from The Information, the MPAA is now discussing a makeover of the organization.

While no crystalized plans have been released, several insiders said that the group is considering accepting new members, including streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon. This would add more revenue, but also broaden the organizations mandate.

It is unknown how concrete these plans are or whether the MPAA approached potential new members already. Whatever the eventual direction may be, it wont be an easy task.

This cant just be an economic exercise, one of the people familiar with the discussions told The Information. It has to be a come-to-Jesus moment.

Although Amazon and Netflix have a shared interest with Hollywood on some fronts, both have their differences as well. The MPAA has been at odds with major tech companies over the years, companies that are closely aligned with the streaming giants.

That said, Amazon, Netflix, and the MPAA already work together in another anti-piracy initiative. They are all part of the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), which counts 30 companies in total.

The ACE coalition is, in fact, running on the MPAAs anti-piracy resources, including personnel. That brings up the next makeover option.

If the MPAA cant continue in its current form and is unable to add more members, whether those are traditional movie studios or streaming providers, some people s...

07:54

Jordan Peterson: My 75-minute explication of evil ... 'What fun is life without a little death?' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The last two days in Cambridge were relentless, but in the best possible way. My wife Tammy and I flew in early in the morning from Amsterdam after three days of nonstop press and talks. Then we slept for three hours and found The Maison du Steak, which served an excellent ribeye. The waiter knew of my work and said that it had helped him. We snapped a picture together. I spoke that night to a capacity crowd of 1,850 at the Corn Exchange - originally a warehouse where farmers and merchants traded cereal grains, but a concert hall since 1971. Pink Floyd's founder Syd Barrett played his last concert there; it has housed performances by everyone from Boxcar Willie to David Bowie. One of the impossibly cool aspects of this 90-city tour has been the chance to visit all these famous and infamous concert halls - The Orpheum in L.A., The Fillmore in Detroit, London's Apollo Hammersmith, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium (original home of the Grand Ole Opry, where 1,200 people sang Happy...

07:53

Hundreds Of Thousands Forced To Evacuate As Wildfires Destroy California Town "IndyWatch Feed World"

Raging wildfires have devastated a town in the US state of California, destroying hundreds of structures and forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate. The fast moving wildfires forced 157,000 people to leave their [...]

The post Hundreds Of Thousands Forced To Evacuate As Wildfires Destroy California Town appeared first on News Punch.

07:53

32 Things People Dont Understand About You Because You Actually Have Self-Respect "IndyWatch Feed World"

Often when we change or evolve in life, these changes make others uneasy. Friends and family may begin to question our decisions, concerned with who we have become. However, these changes arent all bad, some are truly for the best.

One such change is the development of true self-respect. In a world that questions us, tears us down and gives us reasons to doubt our own capabilities, we must consciously choose to stand up and love ourselves. This shift in thinking may impact many areas of your life, from the way you interact with others to the priorities you hold to be important. This can be confusing to those around us, who dont understand what we are experiencing. Dont allow their misunderstanding to prevent your growth.

Here are 32 things that you start to do for yourself when you develop self-respect:

#1 This is your life, and you refuse to live it for anyone else. For this reason, you arent going to ask permission, seek approval or justify your decisions.

#2 You reserve the right to change your mind at any time, without having to explain your decision to anyone else. You are growing and changing in life, and as you change so too will your needs, wants and desires.

#3 While you seek to bring peace and understanding to the people in your life, you refuse to do so at your own expense. You recognize that you can do everything to help bring peace, but at the end of the day people will act how they choose to act, and you cant control that.

#4 You no longer lash out at others for no real reason. The truth is that most people do this simply because they are mad at themselves, but you have moved past that stage in your life.

#5 There is nothing to be gained by engaging in online arguments. Rather than wasting your time and energy fighting with keyboard warriors, you realize that your best option in many situations is just to walk away.

#6 However, youre also not afraid to stand up for yourself and what you believe in. When the situation warrants it, you dont hesitate to fight for what you believe is right.

#7 You arent a slave to your phone, and you arent going to jump to answer every text message the second it comes in. Its not rude, and you arent ignoring anyone. You simply recognize that there is more to life than staring at your phone screen.

#8 Identifying the habits that are holding you back, you make the effort to change, grow and evolve. You realize that...

07:52

Bug Bounty Hunter Ran ISP Doxing Service "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A Connecticut man whos earned bug bounty rewards and public recognition from top telecom companies for finding and reporting security holes in their Web sites secretly operated a service that leveraged these same flaws to sell their customers personal data, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

In May 2018, ZDNet ran a story about the discovery of a glaring vulnerability in the Web site for wireless provider T-Mobile that let anyone look up customer home addresses and account PINs. The story noted that T-Mobile disabled the feature in early April after being alerted by a 22-year-old security researcher named Ryan Stevenson, and that the mobile giant had awarded Stevenson $1,000 for reporting the discovery under its bug bounty program.

The Twitter account @phobia, a.k.a. Ryan Stevenson. The term plug referenced next to his Twitch profile name is hacker slang for employees at mobile phone stores who can be tricked or bribed into helping with SIM swap attacks.

Likewise, AT&T has recognized Stevenson for reporting security holes in its services. AT&Ts bug bounty site lets contributors share a social media account or Web address where they can be contacted, and in Stevensons case he gave the now-defunct Twitter handle @Phoobia.

Stevensons Linkedin profile named Phobias says he specializes in finding exploits in numerous Web sites, including hotmail.com, yahoo.com, aol.com, paypal.com and ebay.com. Under the contact info tab of Stevensons profile it lists the youtube.com account of Ryan and the Facebook account Phobia (also now deleted).

Coincidentally, I came across multiple variations on this Phobia nickname as I was researching a story published...

07:50

Video Friday: Collaborative Humanoid Robot, and More "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. Well also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; heres what we have so far (send us your events!):

EU Robotics Week  November 16-25, 2018  Europe
ICSR 2018  November 28-30, 2018  Qingdao, China
RoboDEX  January 16-18, 2019  Tokyo, Japan

Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy todays videos.


We present the collaborative humanoid robot ARMAR-6, which has been developed to perform a wide variety of complex maintenance tasks in industrial environments, collaborating with human workers. We present the hardware, software, and functional architecture of the robot as well as its current abilities. Those include the recognition of the need of help of a human worker, the execution of maintenance plans, compliant bimanual manipulation, vision-based grasping, fluent object handover, human activity recognition, natural dialog, navigation and more. We demonstrate the high level of technology readiness for real world applications in a complex demonstration scenario, shown more than 50 times at the CEBIT 2018 exhibition.

CEBIT ]


We never really understood the whole bottle flipping fad, but now we dont have to, since robots have mastered it.

[ ROBOCON ] via [ Robotstart ]


KAPOW!!!

[ Suzimori Endo Lab ]


It remains to be seen if these arms are capable and reliable under differen...

07:48

VMware releases security patches for a critical virtual machine escape flaw "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

VMware released security patches for a critical virtual machine (VM) escape vulnerability that was recently discovered at a Chinese hacking contest.

VMware has released security patches for a critical virtual machine (VM) escape vulnerability (CVE-2018-6981 and CVE-2018-6982) that was recently discovered by the researcher Zhangyanyu at the  Chinese GeekPwn2018 hacking contest.

The cause for the bugs is an uninitialized stack memory usage bug in the vmxnet3 virtual network adapter. The flaws could be exploited only if the vmxnet3 adapter is enabled.

VMware ESXi, Fusion and Workstation contain uninitialized stack memory usage in the vmxnet3 virtual network adapter. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host. The issue is present if vmxnet3 is enabled. Non vmxnet3 virtual adapters are not affected by this issue. reads the advisory published by VMware.

The CVE-2018-6981 can be exploited by a guest to execute arbitrary code on the host and affects ESXi, Fusion and Workstation products. The CVE-2018-6982 flaw can result in an information leak from the host to the guest, it only affects ESXi.

GeekPwn is a popular hacking competition held in China since 2014 that is organized by the security team of the Chinese firm Keen Cloud Tech. Starting from 2017 the competition is also held in the United States.

The latest contest, GeekPwn2018, was held in Shanghai on October 24-25, the organizers offered an overall prize pool of $800,000. This year a researcher at China-based security firm Chaitin Tech discovered a guest-to-host escape vulnerability affecting several VMware products along with other minor issued.

The flaw is very important because for the first time an expert managed to escape VMware ESXi and get a root shell on the host system.

The virtualization giant released patches and updates for both vul...

07:48

Ohio continues move to smarter power system with multimillion-dollar clean-energy agreement "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over the past few years, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has actively opposed FirstEnergy in several cases where it sought bailouts for its uneconomic coal plants. We will continue to do so. But if the utility giant wants to build a cleaner, more modern grid, we are eager to work together. Case in point: We are []

07:46

Yes, Democrats Are Trying To Steal The Election In Florida "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Are Florida's election officials merely incompetent, or is there a sinister plot afoot to throw the election results towards Democrats?

07:46

YOU HEARD IT FIRST - 4 DAYS AGO "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Last Monday I authored a post 'Jamie Lee Ross - A Prediction'.    I said that it was my understanding that JLR would give his proxy vote to NZ First and that this was a precursor to him joining that Party and standing for them in Botany come 2020.   Some of you rubbished my prediction.

It's been confirmed JLR has given his proxy vote to NZF.    Now it's only a matter of 'when' not 'if' for him to formally join Winston First.

A sleazebag MP joining a sleazebag Party.   Have to wonder if he taped his conversations with WRP too. 

07:45

07:45

An Israeli flag flew in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



An Israeli flag flew in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin during the annual March of Life in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. These marches take place on the occasion of the Jewish Holocaust Memorial Day Jom ha Shoa and serve not only as a reminder, but also as a declaration of friendship with Israel. 05/05/2016.
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07:43

British Citizens Told to Brace For Another 9 Million Muslims "IndyWatch Feed World"

British citizens have been warned to brace for the arrival of another 9 million Muslim migrants, which will more than triple the current Muslim population of Britain from 4.1m to 13m. According to projections from [...]

The post British Citizens Told to Brace For Another 9 Million Muslims appeared first on News Punch.

07:41

Texas AGs Office Arrests 9 People For Illegal Voting Scheme "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nine people have been arrested in Edinburg, Texas in connection with an illegal voting scheme, according to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.  Guadalupe Sanchez Garza, Araceli Gutierrez, Brenda Rodriguez, Rosendo Rodriguez, Cynthia Tamez, Ruby Tamez, [...]

The post Texas AGs Office Arrests 9 People For Illegal Voting Scheme appeared first on News Punch.

07:41

Birdwatching in the Arctic, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 9 November 2018 video from Alaska says about itself:

Young Birders Event: Expedition Arctic Andy

A mission to film the rare McKays Bunting dropped former Young Birder, Andy Johnson, on St. Matthew island in the Arctic. He was left there for a month and now, for the first time, tells the story of the incredible diversity of bird life he found there.

07:41

I Was In The Illuminati Im Going To Tell You Everything, Shocking Expose "IndyWatch Feed World"

A former illuminati member has penned a confession outlining what the notorious secret society has in store for humanity over the next few years. After spending 47 years as a high-ranking member of the illuminati, [...]

The post I Was In The Illuminati Im Going To Tell You Everything, Shocking Expose appeared first on News Punch.

07:40

Hundreds of Birds Fall From the Sky During 5G Test in The Netherlands "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hundreds of birds have fallen from the sky in The Hague, the Netherlands, during a 5G experiment to see how large the range was and whether the new wireless technology would cause any harm in the [...]

The post Hundreds of Birds Fall From the Sky During 5G Test in The Netherlands appeared first on News Punch.

07:37

Aegis-equipped Norwegian frigate sinks after colliding with oil tanker on way home from NATO's Trident Juncture war games "IndyWatch Feed World"

We still don't know many details surrounding what appears to be a particularly desperate incident that occurred near Bergen, Norway overnight, but in this case, a picture is worth a thousand words. The Aegis combat system equipped Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad had a collision with the oil tanker Sola and suffered significant damage. According to reports and the photo in the embedded tweet below, the damage was so bad that the captain ordered the ship's crew to run the vessel aground near the entry to a fjord to keep it from sinking. The photo shows the vessel grounded and listing badly with its stern sitting very low in the water and a giant gash running down the starboard side of its hull. Helge Ingstad had been participating in the massive Trident Juncture wargames taking place primarily off the coast of Norway. Some accounts state it the frigate was returning to port when the incident occurred.

07:36

Democrats and Republicans deceptively propped up third-party candidates "IndyWatch Feed World"

deceptive mailers

One Missouri resident was sent eight mailers in one day. The mailers were meant to influence voters to vote for a third-party candidate over Republican Josh Hawley. (via twitter)

With the Arizona Senate battle still too close to call, Green Party candidate Angela Green is being labeled a potential spoiler, as she has so far collected more than 40,000 votes in a race that will likely be decided by razor-thin margins.

Green dropped out of the race and endorsed Democrat Kyrsten Sinema days before the election, but her name remained on the ballot, and a majority of Arizona residents vote early by mail.

It wouldnt be the first Senate race labeled as spoiled by a third-party candidate. In West Virginia, for example, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) won re-election by a roughly-19,000 vote margin, while Libertarian Rusty Hollen collected more than 24,000 votes.

In addition to being labeled a spoiler, Green was one of many third-party candidates to be used as a tool of the countrys two major political parties during the lead-up to the 2018 election.

Days before the election, the Arizona Republican Party sent out mailers that attacked Green by tying her to ...

07:34

latest attack is considered the Syrian Armys deadliest assault against the rebel forces in the last six months. "IndyWatch Feed World"

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:50 P.M.) A military source from the Syrian Arab Armys (SAA) elite 4th Armored Division provided details into the latters ambush of rebel fighters in northern Hama last night. 

Speaking to Al-Masdar from the Hama Governorate, the military source said that the 4th Divisions Special Mission Forces were tasked with sneaking behind the

Lines

The Special Mission Forces managed to slip behind the lines of the Free Syrian Armys (FSA) Jaysh Al-Izza faction, making their way to the groups camp on Thursday night.

Once they were in position, the Special Mission Forces opened fire on the Jaysh Al-Izza fighters, killing at least ten of them instantly.

A fierce battle would ensue for a short period of tiime between Jaysh Al-Izza and the Special Mission Forces; this resulted in the death of 4 soldiers and 21 rebel fighters (2 commanderrs.

Furthermore, over 25 fighters were wounded and two other members of Jaysh Al-Izza surrendered themselves to the Syrian Arab Army; they were later moved back across the governments lines.

The Special Mission Forces completed the ambush on Friday morning and safely made it back to their lines before Jaysh Al-Izza reinforcements could arrive.

This latest attack is considered the Syrian Armys deadliest assault against the rebel forces in the last six months.

07:34

National Guard called in to help as rains wreak havoc across Kuwait "IndyWatch Feed World"

Heavy rains wreaked havoc across Kuwait Friday, resulting in massive flooding of major highways, streets and neighborhoods. The Minister of Public Works Hussam Al Roumi resigned in the wake of the crisis, reported local Arabic newspapers and the Kuwait National Guard was called in to help as roads and homes were flooded, vehicles submerged and emergency services stretched to the limit responding to flash floods in various parts of the country. Kuwait has received 33.70 millimeters of rain within the last 24 hours, reported Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Meteorological Department with rain still failing as of 10pm local time. The semi-arid country typically receives around 21 millimeters of rainfall for the entire month of November.

07:33

ISIS Again Claims Cyber Attacks Which Were Falsely Blamed On Russia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Since late 2014 the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had its own hacking group. It waged cyber attacks against media and military targets. The group became known as United Cyber Caliphate (UCC). Later on some "experts" attributed the...

07:33

ISIS Again Claims Cyber Attacks That Were Falsely Blamed On Russia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Since late 2014 the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had its own hacking group. It waged cyber attacks against media and military targets. The group became known as United Cyber Caliphate (UCC). Later on some "experts" attributed the...

07:32

07:31

British fat cats anti-orangutan censorship "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 2018 Greenpeace video from Britain about a human girl and an orangutan girl says about itself:

Rang-tan: the story of dirty palm oil

Sign the petition and tell big brands to stop using palm oil from forest destroyers: here.

Rang-tans forest home is being destroyed to clear the way for palm oil an ingredient used to make products for brands like Unilever, Mondelez and Nestl.

If we dont act, more precious habitats will be ruined; Indigenous Peoples could lose their homes, and Rang-tan and her species could be lost forever.

Theres a Rang-tan in my bedroom and I dont know what to do.
She plays with all my teddies and keeps borrowing my shoe.
She destroys all of my house plants and she keeps on shouting oo.
She throws away my chocolate and she howls at my shampoo.

Theres a Rang-tan in my bedroom and I dont want her to stay,
So I told the naughty Rang-tan that she had to go away.
Oh, Rang-tan in my bedroom, just before you go,
Why were you in my bedroom? I really want to know.

Theres a human in my forest and I dont know what to do.
He destroyed all of our trees for your food and your shampoo.
Theres a human in my forest and I dont know what to do.
He took away my mother and Im scared hell take me, too.

There are humans in my forest and I dont know what to do.
Theyre...

07:30

Gresham College: Prof. Carolyn Roberts Green Complexity Science, Innovation and Society #2 Greenness in Busines and the City "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Environmental problems are incredibly difficult, because their solution lies in the combination of both complex environmental science but also tortuous political and social vision. This series of lectures offers a route to better understanding these problems through a better understanding of multidisciplinary environmental science, innovation and collaboration. The role of business, industry, academia and government in the solution (and the problem) will be unraveled so that we are all better placed to play a part in solutions to problems that will affect us all.

07:30

In Loving Memory of Jim Acostas Career (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In Loving Memory of Jim Acostas Career Video Mark Dice Video Source

The post In Loving Memory of Jim Acostas Career (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

Value capture tax "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Question: Would you be prepared to pay a value capture tax to fund infrastructure in your local area? A tax that is based on the value of your property increasing because of the infrastructure? Stuff reports: quote. Value capture taxes, which are used in some cities overseas, are paid by property owners on increases in the value of [] The post Value capture tax appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:30

Pelosi: Now We Can Talk About Comprehensive Amnesty Bill "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Talk is all she is going to get. Via Breitbart: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Thursday that now is the time to talk about comprehensive amnesty legislation because Democrats have regained control of the House. Pelosi, who also said she is 100% sure that she will regain her Speakership, told CNNs Chris []

07:30

Israel and 9/11 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Christopher Bollyn Explains Who REALLY Did 9/11       

07:28

Ancient DNA Suggests People Settled South America in at Least 3 Waves "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

People from North America moved into South America in at least three migration waves, researchers report online November 8 in Cell. The first migrants, who reached South America by at least 11,000 years ago, were genetically related to a 12,600-year-old toddler from Montana known as Anzick-1 (SN: 3/22/14, p. 6). The child's skeleton was found with artifacts from the Clovis people, who researchers used to think were the first people in the Americas, although that idea has fallen out of favor. Scientists also previously thought these were the only ancient migrants to South America.

But DNA analysis of samples from 49 ancient people suggests a second wave of settlers replaced the Clovis group in South America about 9,000 years ago. And a third group related to ancient people from California's Channel Islands spread over the Central Andes about 4,200 years ago, geneticist Nathan Nakatsuka of Harvard University and colleagues found.

One mystery produced by the research was genetic markers were found in remains in Brazil that are shared with Australian Aborigines, but by no remains found between them in the Americas.


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07:25

Tsunami of Stormwater Swells L. Horowhenua "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Horowhenua correspondent Veronica Harrod says there has been a tsunami-like increase in the stormwater network discharging into Lake Horowhenua. 39 more kilometres []

07:24

Newshub Nation today education announcement, future of work, Auckland homeless "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

On Newshub Nation today  9:30 am (and tomorrow at 10:00 am): 600 more teachers to support children with additional learning needs   On Newshub Nation this weekend: Following Jacinda Ardern's announcement schools will get 600 more teachers to support children with additional learning needs, @Simon_Shepherd asks Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin if the policy is []

07:24

Unwrapping Armageddon: The Erosion of Nuclear Arms Control "IndyWatch Feed World"

The White House appears to have a broader strategy to wind over 50 years of agreements to control and limit nuclear weapons.

07:23

Governor Newsom, Geoengineering And Unprecedented Wildfires "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Dane Wigington GeoengineeringWatch.org Newly elected California governor Gavin Newsom has had to declare state of emergency due to the latest unprecedented firestorms. Will Newsom disclose the climate engineering factor that is fueling the firestorms? For the record, Governor Gavin Newsom was fully briefed on climate engineering facts nearly 5 years ago, and has done nothing (explanation further down in this article).  California is

07:21

Wine 3.20 Released With Several Improvements "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Wine 3.20 is now the latest bi-weekly development release for this increasingly popular code-base for running Windows programs/games on Linux and other operating systems...

07:16

Eight more stabbing attacks across UK in last 48 hours "IndyWatch Feed World"

AT LEAST eight more knife attacks one of them fatal have taken place across the UK in the last 48 hours.

A man in his 50s died in hospital after police found him with serious wounds at 10.20pm on Wednesday at a property in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

A man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s were both arrested and questioned on suspicion of murder.

Two men were held after a victim in his 20s was repeatedly stabbed in Enfield, north London, at 11pm on Wednesday, suffering injuries not thought to be life-threatening.

And in Edinburgh, two women were taken to hospital after being wounded in a random and unprovoked attack near a city centre hotel at about 3.35am yesterday. A man who came to their aid was also stabbed and received hospital treatment. Police are treating the attack on one of the women, 60, as attempted murder and the two other stabbings as serious assaults.

In Birmingham yesterday afternoon, an air ambulance was dispatched to help a teenager injured in a knifing on a double-decker bus. Connor Moore, 21, who was at his mums house nearby, said: He was stabbed in the chest, blood was everywhere.

We ran and got tissues to help him and help stop the bleeding. I had to walk away though when I saw blood coming out from his chest. Police said a 17-year-old boy had been arrested.

Besides the Enfield attack there, were at least two stabbings in the capital on Wednesday one in Hackney Wick, east London, and one in Shepherds Bush, west London.

It comes amid mounting concern over knife crime after four killings in the space of five days from Wednesday last week to Sunday.

The victim of one of those attacks, on Monday night in Tulse Hill, south London, was identified by police last night as John Ogunjobi, 16.

He was found in the street by his mother after leaving a friends house shortly before 11pm.

Home secretary Sajid Javid has discussed knife crime in a phone call with Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick, saying: I stand with you as we face this challenge.

She needs to resign.

07:15

The fans COMPLAINED, Cam listened: Sirloin & Rump steaks PLUS bacon "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Available due to popular demand. The (soon to be famous) NEW Whale Meat Company Sirloin & Rump Steaks box has arrived. Order NOW and get the enjoyment you deserve!   Discover why Whale Meat Company fans wax lyrical about our meat. Tried supermarket Rump and dont like it? Sick of paying for below par Sirloin? [] The post The fans COMPLAINED, Cam listened: Sirloin & Rump steaks PLUS bacon appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:13

More flash floods in Jordan kill 7 - Two weeks after flooding killed 21 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Seven people were killed on Friday in Jordan after torrential rains swept across several parts of the country, according to Al Arabiya news channel correspondent. The Jordanian civil defense rescued a young girl and recovered the body of her sister after heavy flash floods swept their father's vehicle in the Malih area of the governorate of Madaba, while 11 others were injured in different areas of the country. A spokesman for the Civil Defense Iyad al-Amro, told Al Arabiya that members of the Civil Defense were searching for three other missing members of the surviving child's family. After Dead Sea flooding two weeks ago killed 21 Jordanians, the country is facing today more intense flooding in Petra. (Video: @AlghadNews) pic.twitter.com/FyJAR21DK1 Aaron Magid (@AaronMagid) November 9, 2018

07:12

THE LIST: 14 Times Brenda Snipes Accused of Criminal Activity and Incompetence as Broward County Elections Commissioner "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Thursday Governor Rick Scott from Florida held a press conference to discuss the ongoing ballot production operation in Palm Beach and Broward counties in Florida.

Broward County, notorious for voter fraud, continues to produce ballots and votes for Democrats two days after the election.

Marco Rubio warned about the election fraud in these two Democrat counties earlier today.

On Thursday night Governor Scott commanded the state police to immediately investigate the Democrat ballot generation operations.

Via Rick Scott:
** In Palm Beach County they have discovered 15,000 new ballots after election day!
** There may be rapid fraud happening in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
** Palm Beach County is refusing to provide information to the public.
** Palm Beach County is illegally refusing to allow party representatives into the ballot counting area and forcing to make people stand behind a glass wall.

Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has a long history of voter and elections fraud.

A quick search on her name reveals 12 times Brenda Snipes was accused of criminal activity.

Brenda Snipes has been accused of:
1.) Illegally destroying ballots
2.) Not mailing out absentee ballots
3.) Systemic breakdowns making it difficult for Floridians to cast votes
4.) Posted election results BEFORE POLLS CLOSED!
5.) Sued for leaving amendments off the ballots
6.) Did not notify voters their absentee ballot expired
7.) Having staffers campaign while on the clock
8.) Problems publishing ballots
9.) Ballot stuffing
10.) Voters receiving defective ballots
11.) Piles of ballots cropped up way after Election Day
12.) Opening ballots in private

And as reported earlier
13.) In 2016, just days before the November election, Republicans...

07:12

How the heroin trade explains the US-UK failure in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed War"


After 16 years and $1tn spent, there is no end to the fighting but western intervention has resulted in Afghanistan becoming the worlds first true narco-state. By 




After...

07:12

Washington Post: SPLC has undermined its own credibility with a couple of blunders "IndyWatch Feed War"

Washington Post: SPLC has undermined its own credibility with a couple of blunders
It is astonishing that this evisceration of the SPLC would appear in the Washington Post, and it indicates that even the Leftist media is finding the SPLC too partisan, too unfair, and too biased to continue to defend. We can only hope that this article will prove to be a bellwether, and that the groups []

07:11

Hillary Clintons Aide Behind Democrat Recount Operation In Florida "IndyWatch Feed World"

Marc Elias, partner at Perkins Coie law firm and one of Hillary Clintons closest aides, has been retained to help Democrats steal the election in Florida.   Broward County and Palm Beach County in Florida, both [...]

The post Hillary Clintons Aide Behind Democrat Recount Operation In Florida appeared first on News Punch.

07:11

Entire cities evacuate as hellish wildfires whip through California "IndyWatch Feed World"

A trio of rapidly expanding wildfires are devastating the Golden State.

07:07

Keith Ellison Resigns From DNC Amid Assault Allegations By Women "IndyWatch Feed World"

Keith Ellison has resigned from the Democratic National Committee amid ongoing allegations of violent domestic assault against his former girlfriend and another woman. Ellison was elected attorney general in Tuesdays midterm election, despite the fact [...]

The post Keith Ellison Resigns From DNC Amid Assault Allegations By Women appeared first on News Punch.

07:02

EFF's Newest Annual Report "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For nearly thirty years, member support has allowed EFF to grapple with technology and its impact on the future of our civil liberties. When our eyes are so keenly focused on the horizon, sometimes we forget how far we've come.

Our just-published Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report includes a snapshot of that progress, with an update from EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn and highlights from the year, including: EFF's groundbreaking border search case and our battle against the dangerous rise of surveillance technology; our continuing fight to preserve the open web and protect creators and fight poor patent claims; and our efforts to meet the security needs of growing communities and speak up for bloggers and technologists silenced by the state. You'll also find information about our finances for fiscal year 2017. EFF is deeply grateful for support from nearly 40,000 active donors from every corner of the globe! These donors, who give mostly modestly-sized contributions, keep EFF strong and independent. Our annual reports are a fun opportunity to take a peek behind the curtain of your favorite digital rights organization, and show you where we're heading.

EFF's Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report: https://www.eff.org/files/annual-report/2017/index.html

People around the world have joined EFF to defend freedom of expression, protect encryption, battle patent trolls, stand up for the freedom to tinker, empower users with technical tools and knowledge, and so much more. We are leading a movement to ensure that basic rights and freedoms carry on as technology continues reaching into every corner of life. Because of supporters like you, our values live in the law, in code, and in the way we defeat thre...

07:01

Judge Blocks Construction Of Keystone XL Pipeline, Cites Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Legislating from the bench. Via Great Falls Tribune: U.S. District Judge Brian Morris issued an order Thursday blocking construction of the $8 billion Keystone XL Pipeline until further environmental analysis is conducted. The decision comes as TransCanada is preparing to build the oil pipeline beginning in northern Montana, with pipe being shipped to the state []

07:01

Broward County Is An Embarrassment, And The Potential For A Stolen Florida Election Is Real "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Every day that we do not have a total tabulation of the ballots in this key county, the more Republican voters will with all good reason begin to believe the election results are being manipulated.

07:00

Is a Media cover up appropriate? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Graham Adams writing for Noted has an article questioning the apparent cover up that the Parliamentary press gallery are perpetrating. Quote. Journalist Barry Soper reminded Bridges at a standup interview at Parliament [] that it was the press gallery he was now talking to, not some radio interviewer. The clear implication was that parliamentary journalists [] The post Is a Media cover up appropriate? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:00

06:59

Florida Official Overseeing Vote Count Destroyed Ballots, Kept Dead Voters On Rolls "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Florida official in charge of the vote count in Broward County has a history of destroying voter ballots and has been accused of keeping dead voters on voter rolls.   Brenda Snipes, Elections Supervisor in [...]

The post Florida Official Overseeing Vote Count Destroyed Ballots, Kept Dead Voters On Rolls appeared first on News Punch.

06:58

The Dalrymple Report: iPad Pro and Floop Floop with Dave Mark The Loop

Dave and I spent all of our time this week discussing the new iPad Pro and what it means for users. Dave also came up with a new way to mention Siri without turning on everyones iPhone during the podcast.

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06:57

A Jewish Anarchist Response to the Jewish Nurse who Treated Robert Bowers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post A Jewish Anarchist Response to the Jewish Nurse who Treated Robert Bowers appeared first on It's Going Down.

A Jewish anarchist responds to the Jewish nurse who treated Robert Bowers and argues that they would have taken a different path.

On Saturday, October 27th, Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, yelled Death to all Jews! and murdered 11 people who were attending Shabbat services.

Bowers is an avid white supremacist and anti-Semite, who posted a barrage of racist and anti-Semitic content on social media. Unsurprisingly, because Bowers is a white man, the police apprehended him alive even after he shot at them, and he was taken to the ER at Allegheny General Hospital where a Jewish trauma nurse, Ari Mahler, saved Bowers life. A week later, Ari Mahler released a statement about that experience, and what it meant to him to be a Jewish man saving the life of an anti-Jewish murderer. Although there are parts of Mahlers statement that resonate with me, the overall piece was about the power of love. As an anarchist, I understand that the power of love will not bring about the world we want to live in, a world without white supremacy, a world where mosques, black churches and synagogues are not targets of hate crimes. This is a Jewish-anarchist response to Mahlers statement:

He starts out by writing about his personal experience with anti-Semitism. One sentiment he writes resonates strongly with me as I navigate how to be both Jewish and an anarchist in a scene in which subtle anti-Semitism is perpetuated by anarchist goyim. Mahler writes:

As an adult, deflecting my religion by saying Im not that religious, makes it easier for people to accept Im JewishIm not that religious, is like saying, Dont worry, Im not that Jewish, therefore, Im not so different than you, and like clockwork, people dont look at me as awkwardly as they did a few seconds beforehand.

In the anarchist scene, this is true for those of us who identify as culturally Jewish, as well as religiously Jewish. Mahler is right in saying that to be openly Jewish means constantly reassuring others, directly and indirectly, that you arent that Jewish.

In the rest of Mahlers statement, however, he explains why he feels that treating Bowers with dignity and respect was the right choice. I understand that Mahler had a job to do. I understand that he took an oath when he received his nursing license and that he...

06:56

Brit bulldogs "IndyWatch Feed World"

Oh well done Nigel you just stuffed up 40 years of brit-diplomacy

 

06:55

America Must Not Live And Die By The Gun "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

All we hear from Trump and his stooges in Congress are hollow and insincere expressions of sorrow and condolences to the families of the victims whose lives are shattered. Like millions of citizens, I am offended by the callous way the Trump administration is dealing with this national disaster that robs the lives of more than 3,000 innocent fellow citizens every single month.

06:55

Iceland Foods banned TV Christmas ad The Loop

I dont usually say this but dont watch this video on Youtube. Watch it here first and notice when you spot what the issue is. The next question is, why was it banned?

Read this on The Loop

06:52

Jacks Walk "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

First Snow, voyager, all rights reserved

We woke up this morning to the first snow of the season and it was such a pretty sight. I love when the snow first falls and covers the dull browns and grays of the world with a crisp blanket of white. It gets so quiet and today even the sound of passing cars was muffled. We had a lovely, slow stroll around our neighbourhood and the falling snow was mesmerizing. It wont last, though. Already its turned into rain (again!) and soon there wont be a trace of it left.

 

06:52

Explosion wounds 25 Turkish soldiers during military exercise "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

'Faulty ordnance' caused explosion, says Turkey's defence ministry, adding that seven soldiers are missing

06:51

06:51

Trump's New Attorney General Is a Global Warming Skeptic "IndyWatch Feed World"

Donald Trump's new acting attorney general shares the president's views on more than just the Russia investigation. As it turns out, Matthew Whitakerwho will oversee the department tasked with defending federal environmental regulationsis also a global warming skeptic. The climate change views expressed by Whitaker, who Trump appointed Wednesday to succeed Jeff Sessions in an acting capacity, []

06:51

Facebook Caught Aiding Democrats; Erased 2 Billion Pro-Trump Views In Massive Purge "IndyWatch Feed World"

Democrats can thank executives at Facebook for their victory in taking back control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night. According to analysis of the results, suburban voters and women are being credited [...]

The post Facebook Caught Aiding Democrats; Erased 2 Billion Pro-Trump Views In Massive Purge appeared first on News Punch.

06:50

06:48

Liberal Backlash To Protest At Tucker Carlsons Home Reinforces Crackdown On Dissent "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

An anti-fascist group of around twenty or so people gathered at the two-story Colonial home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson to protest how he spreads fear and racism on television.

Reports on the protest and misinformation spread by right-wing media outlets fueled a backlash to the demonstration. Twitter even suspended the account of Smash Racism D.C., the group that organized the protest, without providing any notice.

Police in Washington, D.C., told the press they were investigating the protest as a suspected hate crime and that the motivation for the incident was anti-political. Officers went to the home of Dylan Petrohilos, who was part of the protest and a former #J20 defendant (one of several people who faced charges after protesting on President Donald Trumps inauguration day).

The language used by figures in media yielded to right-wing attacks on dissent and reinforced how law enforcement criminalizes protest.

Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show on CBS, declared, Fighting Tucker Carlsons ideas is an American right. Targeting his home and terrorizing his family is an act of monstrous cowardice. Obviously dont do this, but also, take no pleasure in its happening. Feeding monsters just makes more monsters.

CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter said of the protesters, They say they need to speak truth to power and hold Carlson accountable. Look, everybody has first amendment rights. But to show up at someones house, to be knocking on the door, to be spray painting an anarchy symbol in the driveway, that has been denounced from the right and from the left today. Everyone from folks over at Fox to Stephen Colbert today saying that crosses a line. You shouldnt be showing up at somebodys house like that.

The public relations department for CNN stated, Something CNN and Fox News can agree on: its completely unacceptable to threaten a TV host and his/her family.

Matthew Gertz, a senior fellow for Media Matters, joined others in the liberal establishment in scolding protesters. This behavior is way over the line. Going to someones home, breaking their door, and terrorizing their family is unacceptable.  Its also extremely counterproductive if your interest is actually reducing his influence.

Karen Tumulty, a columnist for the Washington Post, pontificated. If you dont like him, what exactly is accomplished by terrorizing his family? Wouldnt something elsesay, organizing a boycott of his advertisersbe more effective means of protest?

Max Boot, a conservative columnis...

06:47

On Becoming Free What Are We Really Freeing Ourselves For? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Gary Z McGee, Staff Writer
Waking Times

I must create a system or be enslaved by another Mans. ~William Blake

Becoming free is creating your own virtuous system despite being outflanked by unvirtuous systems controlled by unvirtuous men. It is cultivating a healthy way of living despite the unhealthy ways of unhealthy men. Its becoming so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion (Albert Camus). Then its building a new model that makes the existing model obsolete (Buckminster Fuller).

But first, we must ask ourselves what we are freeing ourselves for before asking ourselves what we are freeing ourselves from. The answer to that question, what are we freeing ourselves for, will be the foundation of our freedom, the cornerstone of our virtue, the building blocks of a healthier way of being human in the world.

Understand: we must be critical and highly skeptical of any answer that should arise from asking this most vital of questions. For if our answer is deemed invalid/unhealthy by the dictates of universal law (whats healthy and whats not), then it should be discarded as invalid/unhealthy for any humans who are attempting to be virtuous and healthy. Also, every answer should remain flexible and adaptable lest it become stagnant, rigid, dogmatic, tyrannical, or stuck in its ways.

A virtuous system follows the Golden Rule and the Nonaggression Principle:

Beware of the good and the just! They like to crucify those who invent their own virtue for themselves. ~Nietzsche

As huma...

06:43

Researchers are uncovering a biochemical basis for the placebo effect opening a Pandora's box for mainstream medicine "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Chain of Office of the Dutch city of Leiden is a broad and colorful ceremonial necklace that, draped around the shoulders of Mayor Henri Lenferink, lends a magisterial air to official proceedings in this ancient university town. But whatever gravitas it provided Lenferink as he welcomed a group of researchers to his city, he was quick to undercut it. "I am just a humble historian," he told the 300 members of the Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies who had gathered in Leiden's ornate municipal concert hall, "so I don't know anything about your topic." He was being a little disingenuous. He knew enough about the topic that these psychologists and neuroscientists and physicians and anthropologists and philosophers had come to his city to talk about - the placebo effect, the phenomenon whereby suffering people get better from treatments that have no discernible reason to work - to call it "fake medicine," and to add that it probably works because "people like to be...

06:43

Central US states running 10-20 degrees below normal "IndyWatch Feed World"

Central US states are running 10 to 20 degrees below normal, as far south as Texas. See map:

06:42

Another Amazing Coincidence: Man Trained To Mass Murder Commits Mass Murder "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The suspect in todays mass shooting (well, the biggest one Ive heard of thus far this morning; the day is young) is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Another mass shooter in Florida last week just happens to have beenin the military. The man who killed with a van in Toronto this year had been briefly in the Canadian military and promoted his crime on Facebook beforehand as a military operation. The mass-killing in a Florida High School earlier this year was also promoted by the killer as a military operation, in the sense that he wore his JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) shirt and killed in the same school where the U.S. Army had trained him to shoot and instructed him in war-supporting views of the world and its history.

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06:40

The HQ2 Scam: How Amazon Used a Bidding War to Scrape Cities' Data "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over the past year, mayors and governors nationwide have fallen over themselves to offer cash bribes to Amazon to court its second headquarters, billed as a full equal to its Seattle home base. Two hundred and thirty-eight cities submitted bids to attract HQ2, as it was quaintly known, stuffed with billions of dollars in government subsidies and detailed plans for how to accommodate Amazon employees' housing and transportation needs. Some of these bids were borderline absurd: Chicago [...]

06:39

Rechtsextreme Netzwerk Im Bundeswehr? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jemand schreibt:

Das ist dann unsere Elite. Wenn staatliche Einrichtungen von solchen Menschen unterwandert sind ist das schon sehr bedenklich.

In diesen Chatgruppen, Nordkreuz und NORD Com, vernetzen sich rzte, Anwlte, Soldaten, Reservisten, Schiesportler und Jger aus Norddeutschland. Es gibt sie aber auch in anderen Teilen Deutschlands, beispielsweise im Sden. Ein damaliges Nordkreuzmitglied hatte der taz besttigt: Der Administrator dieser Chats heit Hannibal.

KSK-Soldaten in Calw, wo auch Hannibal stationiert ist. Hier bei einer bung 2004Foto: AP

BERLIN taz | Die Klner Staatsanwaltschaft hat Anklage gegen einen Mitarbeiter des Militrischen Abschirmdienstes erhoben, der Geheimnisverrat begangen haben soll. Wie Focus-Online berichtet, soll ein 42 Jahre alter Oberstleutnant Ermittlungen des BKA behindert haben, weil er eine Person gewarnt haben soll, unter anderem vor Durchsuchungen.

 Ausgerechnet jenen Mann, der nach taz-Recherchen einer der fhrenden Kpfe der Prepperszene ist. Dort kennt man ihn unter dem Pseudonym Hannibal.

Es handelt sich um einen Vorfall im September des vergangenen Jahres, sagte ein Sprecher des zustndigen Amtsgerichtes der taz. Damals hatte sich der Oberstleutnant in Sindelfingen mit einem Bundeswehrsoldaten getroffen, um Informationen ber rechtsextreme Tendenzen in der Truppe zu gewinnen.

Ein Dienstgesprch also. Dabei soll, laut Staatsanwaltschaft, der MAD-Mitarbeiter von den BKA-Ermittlungen berichtet haben. Sein damaliger Gesprchspartner heit Andr S. S. ist nicht irgendein Rekrut, sondern Mitglied einer besonderen Einheit: dem Kommando Spezialkrfte. Elite.

In seiner Freizeit bereitet sich Andr S. auf Krisen vor. Das knnen schwere Strme sein oder Stromausflle, Invasionen, Momente, in denen der Staat seine Brger nicht mehr versorgen kann. S. soll ein sogenannter Prepper sein.

Seit vergangenem Sommer ermittelt der Generalbundesanwalt gegen einen Anwalt und einen Polizisten aus Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, die ebenfalls Prepper sind, die taz hatte mehrfach darber berichtet. Die Mnner sollen sich, so lautet der Vorwurf, in Chatgruppen darber ausgetauscht haben, dass sie den Tag X...

06:39

Benefits of exercising in cold weather "IndyWatch Feed World"

Unsplash/Isaac WendlandThe World Health Organization (WHO) keeps tabs on every country's HALE rating, which stands for "healthy life expectancy at birth." HALE is a measure of how long the average citizen will live before disease or disability sets in. Worldwide, that average is about 63 years. But according to the WHO's 2016 data, the residents of Japan know something the rest of us don't; the average Japanese citizen will live without disability until age 75 - nearly six years longer than the average American. A mixture of diet, DNA, and lifestyle factors likely combine to explain this. But cold-weather exercise may also be part of the equation. "Growing up in Tokyo, it was thought that winter training keeps you away from the doctor, and the Japanese often exercise in winter," says Shingo Kajimura, an associate professor and lab director at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). "We can see now this makes a lot of sense." Kajimura's lab at UCSF focuses on...

06:35

06:35

Pub 'Question Time' "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



Oooh, a spot of mystery tonight, courtesy of our Samira...

So not David Coverdale or Ian Gillan then. (I love a quiz.)

So which hard rock band's lead singer will have his moaning email about Arron Banks being interviewed on #Marr read out - or, more properly put, 'platformed' - by Samira's Newswatch tonight?  

If it's perennial loudmouth and Israel hater Roger Waters of Pink Floyd - last heard of being booed and cheered for 15 minutes in Brazil for slagging off the new president there - then I'm claiming a prize. But as he's still in South America (in Argentina at the moment I think) it surely can't be him (though I still wouldn't be surprised if it was him)? 

So if it isn't Roger Waters, who can it be? 

How exciting! Any ideas? 

Jon Bon Jovi? Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden? Brian Johnson, formerly of AC/DC (please let it be him and let him sing his email in his magnificent trademark high-pitched, tight-trousered,  screeching and scratching style. God bless Brian Johnson!)? Or whoever used to be lead singer of Def Leppard? Or that guy, Mr Lordi, who dressed as a monster for Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest? The mighty Thor, of Thunder in the Tundra fame? (Am I the only British person who remembers that song? It was the early 80's and I had a cassette recorder and randomly recorded it, as you did back them, from Tommy Vance's late...

06:34

Take Your Pick: Law or Freedom "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Take Your Pick: Law or Freedom appeared first on It's Going Down.

We saw you last night among thousands of other anti-Trump demonstrators around the US. Their signs proclaimed, No one is above the law. You were the one with the sign reading I love laws. We need to talk.

Really, this is what gets you into the streets? Trumps goons have been kidnapping your neighbors, preparing to block your access to abortion, openly promoting nationalism, calling the targets for lone wolf assassins who send mail bombs and shoot up synagoguesand your chief concern is whether what theyre doing is legal?

And if Trump and his cronies were to change the lawswhat then? Photo via: @PortlandResists

If youre trying to establish the foundation for a powerful social movement against Trumps government, no one is above the law is a self-defeating narrative. What happens when a legislature chosen by gerrymander passes new laws? What happens when the courts stacked with the judges Trump appointed rule in his favor? What will you do when the FBI cracks down on protests?

If everything that put Trump in a position to implement his agenda were legal, would you be at peace with it, then? When some nice centrist politician takes office after him, but the police keep enforcing the policies he introduced and the judges he appointed keep judging, will you withdraw from the streets? Come to think of it, where were you under Obama when people were being imprisoned and deported by the million? Perhaps you have no problem with millions of people being imprisoned and deported as long as no one colludes with Russia or talks over a journalist?

We saw other protesters with signs entreating us to Save Democracy. Didnt democracy inflict Trump on us in the first place? Isnt it democracy that just brought Bolsonaro to power in Brazila racist, sexist, and homophobic advocate of the Brazilian military dictatorship and extrajudicial killings? If democracy enables outright fascists to legitimize their authority rather than having to seize power by force, whats so great about it, exactly?...

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06:33

Metro direct connection to/from Athens Airport resume on Nov 10 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Athens Metro Line 3 will resume direct connection to/from Athens International Airport on Saturday, November 10th 2018, Athens Urban Rail Transport Organization (STASY) announced on Friday.

Passengers on Metro Line 3 to/from will not need to change at station.

Schedule from to Airport start every 00:26 and 00:56 of every hour.

Schedules from to leave every 00:24 and 00:54 every hour.

STASY said that it resumes the direct connection to the airport taking into consideration the few requests to halt the change of metro trains.

Direct connections were halted as of November 1st and triggered an outrage because travelers had to change not only metro but also platforms, climbing stairs up and down with their luggage.

Resuming of direction connection followed an intervention by the General secretary of the Transportation Ministry.

PS Based on the schedules above, KTG understands that not all of the Metro trains of Line 3 will end up to the Airport and vice versa. Yet, there will still be two direct connections per hour. To be sure ask at the metro stations or at the airport.

The post Metro direct connection to/from Athens Airport resume on Nov 10 appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

06:31

Bayer CEO: Roundup Weedkiller Cancer Victims Are Nuisances "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There are about 8,700 lawsuits pending against Monsanto, by people who allege that exposure to Roundup weedkiller is responsible for their cancer. Most of the people behind these lawsuits have stories not unlike the one told by Dewayne Johnson, during his landmark jury trial which resulted in a unanimous decision against Monsanto. Like Johnson, many of these people have non-Hodgkin lymphomaor they have family members who have already died from the disease. They face long, grueling trials as they go up against the biotech behemoth. To Werner Baumann, CEO of Bayer ( acquired Monsanto last year for $63 billion), these people are just nuisances.

06:31

Women's Estheticians Being Targeted In Canadian Human Rights Tribunals "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sixteen Canadian women working as estheticians face "human rights" complaints over their refusal to wax scrotums (archived). The complaints have all been brought by a single complaintant selfidentifying as a "trans-woman", and the complaints have all come with a settlement demand to drop the complaint for a four figure amount of Canadian dollars. The cost of defending against the complaints at the "human rights" tribunal is expected to incur five figure Canadian dollar liabilities. The recipients of the complaints are specialists in attending to women, and they insist that waxing balls is outside their professional scope of practice.

06:30

Illegal Border Crossers Now Ineligible For Asylum, White House Says "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Play ball! Via Fox News: The Trump administration announced Thursday that migrants who attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally will not be eligible to claim asylum under a new rule meant to crack down on meritless claims. The rule is the latest attempt by the White House to handle a surge in migration to []

06:30

The How and Why of Laser Cutter Aiming "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Laser aficionado [Martin Raynsford] has built up experience with various laser cutters over the years and felt he should write up a blog post detailing his first-hand findings with an often overlooked aspect of the machines: aiming them. Cheap diode laser cutters and engravers operate in the visible part of the spectrum, but when you get into more powerful carbon dioxide lasers such as the one used in the popular K40 machines, the infrared beam is invisible to the naked eye. A secondary low-power laser helps to visualize the main lasers alignment without actually cutting the target. There are a couple of ways to install an aiming system like this, but which way works better?

[Martin] explains that there are basically two schools of thought: a head-mounted laser, or a beam combiner. In both cases, a small red diode laser (the kind used in laser pointers) is used to indicate where the primary laser will hit. This allows the user to see exactly what the laser cutter will do when activated, critically important if youre doing something like engraving a device and only have one chance to get it right. Running a simulation with the red laser remov...

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06:30

Pompeo, de Mistura discuss need for unhindered aid access in Syria - after months of US refusing aid deliveries "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in a phone conversation discussed the importance of allowing humanitarian groups full access to deliver aid in Syria, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a press release. The US-led Coalition in a press release on Thursday said UN aid workers successfully delivered aid to the Rukban refugee camp in southern Syria for the first time since January. "Pompeo and the Special Envoy also discussed ongoing needs for unhindered humanitarian access and the need to end ongoing violence," Nauert said on Thursday. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Middle East and North Africa Bureau Director Amin Awad told Sputnik earlier on Thursday that the situation in Syria's Rukban refugee camp has become "horrible" after several years without sufficient aid. Awad did say that the conditions appear very good on the Syria-Jordan border and hopes refugees can begin crossing it soon.

06:30

KiwiAirBnB? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

What a joke Kiwibuild is turning out to be. It was supposed to be a programme to build houses for families who are locked out of the property market but instead provides housing for upwardly mobile middle-class couples who dont need any kind of subsidy. The properties had to be for first-time buyers and had [] The post KiwiAirBnB? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:29

Why America Just Goes On Collapsing "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

America Doesnt Have a True Political Opposition That Offers a New Social ContractAnd the Price is Collapse

The day after the election. Another mass shooting. A reporter banned. A dubious appointment to high office. Demonization and scapegoatingtheyve invading us!redoubled and unabated.

America just goes right on collapsing, it seems. Without even a pause so that you can catch your breath. If you felt hopeful after the midtermshow did you feel the day after, witnessing the bizarre, terrible, gruesome combination of another mass killing, more propaganda, harder authoritarianism, and worse extremism? If you felt that slender thread of hope begin to snap, Id bet youre not alone. And youre not wrong.

Its a strange and terrible place to be in. One day, hopethe next day, wham! Despair. Americans dont really seem to understand the depth or gravity of the situation theyre in. I dont say that to patronize or judge or blameand I dont even mean you in particular. I mean the strange combination of out of tune elites, baffled pundits, bewildered academics, and people who vote, time and again, against their own interests. Those of us in the middle of all that, it seems, are just trapped passengers on a crazy train going off the rails, and plunging down the abyss.

So why does America just go right on collapsing? Why does nothing seem to stop this train from hurtling into the abyss? I think there are three reasonsand, of course, they are not the only ones or best ones or any such thing. Just thoughts to consider, and you are to judge whether they carry any weight.

The most visible reasonwhich is the obvious oneis that Americans, enough of them at any rate, are stuck in a bizarre and bewildering paradox. They are responding to a collapsing society bydemanding more collapse. Let me give you three examples. Many people will respond to yesterdays tragic mass shooting by demanding..the right to carry bigger guns, in more public places. Many Americans respond to economic stagnation with nationalisminstead of public investment. And many Americans respond to a legacy of institutionalized hate, which means segregation, bigotry, and so on by demandingnew kinds of institutionalized hate. People are responding to collapse by demanding more collapse. Isnt that strange? Weird? Why is it happening?

First note that in this way, American politics has grown more than polarizedit has become extreme. When a society is collapsing, it must pull together. Culturally and sociallymeaning that it must develop some sense that things have gone badly wrong for everyone. And economically and politicallymeaning that it must then invest in itself, along the lines of a New Deal or a Marshall Pl...

06:26

Three pygmy killer whales die after stranding in St Thomas, Jamaica "IndyWatch Feed World"

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that three of four dolphins that were reported stranded off the coast of St Thomas over the past three days have died. This was despite valiant efforts to save them. According to NEPA, the dolphins washed up along the White Sand Beach in Holland Bay, St Thomas between Monday and Wednesday morning. The dead dolphins were confirmed to be pygmy killer whales (Feresa attenuata) which is a smaller member of the oceanic dolphin family. In the first incident on Monday, NEPA said it received reports that three dolphins were stranded on the beach. On their arrival, NEPA personnel discovered that two of the animals had already died. In a statement Thursday, NEPA said several attempts to refloat the third dolphin failed. It was subsequently euthanized. In the second incident on Wednesday morning, NEPA said it received reports of another stranded dolphin. A response team from NEPA, the Veterinary Services Division and the...

06:24

Voters Overwhelmingly Choose To Raise Wages In Two Red States "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On Tuesday, Arkansas voters overwhelmingly approved Issue 5, a ballot measure that will raise the states minimum wage from $8.50 to $11 by 2021. The vote is expected to raise wages for some 300,000 workers throughout the state. The measure received a staggering 68 percent of the vote in a state that Trump carried by more than 60 percent in 2016. Arkansas wasnt the only red state where workers saw a win last night. Missouris Proposition B, which will raise the states minimum wage from $7.85 to $12 by 2023, passed with 62 percent of the vote. The measure will lift pay for more than 600,000 workers. Missouris wage hike comes just three months after its electorate overwhelmingly rejected a right-to-work law at the ballot box.

06:23

FBI: Neo-Nazi Militia Trained by US Military in Ukraine Now Training US White Supremacists "IndyWatch Feed World"

LOS ANGELES According to a recent FBI indictment, several American white supremacists were allegedly radicalized by and received training from Ukraines neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, which receives funding from the current government of Ukraine as well as the U.S. government. The group has also received weapons from the Israeli government.

The indictment, filed in Los Angeles, California last month, asserts that four American members of the Rise Above Movement (RAM) RAM co-founder Robert Rundo as well as Robert Boman, Tyler Laube and Aaron Eason had violently attacked and assaulted counter-protestors at several white nationalist and white supremacist events throughout the U.S., including the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville last year.

The named individuals are alleged to have used the Internet to coordinate combat training in preparation for the events and to have celebrated their acts of violence in order to recruit members for future events.

Court documents refer to RAM as a white supremacy extremist group while the group self-represents as a combat-ready, militant group of a new nationalist white supremacy/identity movement.

06:20

The non-naming of the National MP raises media issues "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The non-naming of the National MP alleged to have had a several year relationship with Jami-Lee Ross continues, despite probably anyone who wants to know knowing who it is. It is odd to see the media refraining from naming her, still. Neither National nor Labour want this going public, and there may be some journalists []

06:20

Breadbasket of the world: Russia's grain exports rose more than 54% this year "IndyWatch Feed World"

Exports of Russia's wheat and meslin flour expanded by 54.3 percent from January through September of 2018 against the same period a year ago, according to the latest statistics from the Federal Customs Service. In terms of money, the grain exports reportedly amounted to $6 billion, marking a 62 percent growth. In September alone, the value of grain exports increased by 1.4 percent compared to the same period a year ago and totaled $898.1 million. The data also showed that imports of grains to Russia dropped 11.1 percent in the first nine months of the year, totaling $245 million. Imports of barley declined by an enormous 94 percent to two million dollars, while purchases of corn by Russian producers fell to $127.6 million, marking a 7.6 percent drop.

06:19

Moscow names intersection after Kim Philby, Philby strasse "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amongst worsening relations between the United Kingdom and Russia, a busy intersection in Moscow has been named after Kim Philby, the British senior intelligence officer who secretly spied for the Soviet Union! Its a slap in the face for British military intelligence.

While working as a senior member of British intelligence, Harold Adrian Russell Philby, known as Kim to his friends, spied on behalf of the Soviet NKVD and KGB. His espionage activities lasted from about 1933 until 1963, when he secretly defected to the USSR from his home in Beirut, Lebanon. Philbys defection sent ripples of shock across Western intelligence and is often seen as one of the most dramatic incidents of the Cold War.

 

He was part of a wider ring of upper-class British spies, known collectively as the Cambridge spies because they were recruited by Soviet intelligence during their student days at the University of Cambridge in England.

Following his sensational defection, Philby lived in the Soviet capital until his death in 1988 at the age of 76. On Tuesday, a statement published on the website of the Moscow City Council announced that a busy intersection in the citys southeast would be renamed to Kim Philby Square in honor of the British defector.

The statement said that the name change had been agreed upon by the city council and decreed by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sbyanin, a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Interestingly, Philby lived nowhere near the intersection named after him. His apartment provided to him by the Soviet state in exchange for services rendered during his 30 years of spying was located in a residential area of central Moscow. However, the intersection in question is situated near the headquarters of the SVR, Russias Foreign Intelligence Service, which is the primary successor agency to the Soviet-era KGB.

In September of last year, SVR Director Sergei Naryshkin attended an exhibition in Moscow entitled Kim Philby: His Intelligence Work and Personal Life, organized by the Russian Historical Society. While there, Naryshkin was told by veterans of the KGB that Philby liked to take long walks through the streets of Moscow and that a street should be named after him in his honor.

French news agency Agence France Presse reported that it contacted the Moscow City Council but a spokeswoman said she was not in a position to comment on the Kim Philby Square renaming. The move comes a few months after...

06:19

Why Was Climate Change Omitted From Colorados Debate Over Fracking? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Oil and gas corporations spent roughly $40 million to oppose 112, which would have mandated larger distances between fossil fuel extraction sites and schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods, and likely restricted some fossil fuel development. Some of that money also went into promoting 74, which would have empowered those same oil and gas companies to sue towns that try to restrict drilling and fracking. While the industry offered a smorgasbord of arguments in its campaign it would defund schools, it would kill jobs, etc. those criticisms were all based on one central premise: that the setbacks measure would allegedly ban all new oil and gas exploration.

06:19

Overview Of Military Situation In Yemen On November 9, 2018 (Maps) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Overview Of Military Situation In Yemen On November 9, 2018 (Maps)

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On November 8 and November 9, the Saudi-UAE-led coalition faced some significant issues with its advance on the Houthis-held port city of al-Hudaydah.

Using the deep involvement of coalition-led forces in clashes near al-Hudaydah and overstretched supply lines of coalition forces, the Houthis carried out an unexpected attack on coalition positions at the Huseiniyah corssroads. Thus, they cut off the only supply line of the coalition forces involved in the battle of al-Hudaydah.

According to pro-Houthi sources, a dozen of coalition-backed fighters were killed and at least 3 vehicles were destroyed in this attack.

Overview Of Military Situation In Yemen On November 9, 2018 (Maps)

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On the same time, the Houthis attack on coalition forces south of al-Hudaydah did not solve all the issues faced by the movement near the city itself. Al-Huaydah is still partly encircled by coalitionl-led forces. Furhermore, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and their proxies keep their advantage in manpower and military equipment in the area.

The Saudi Air Force continues massive air strikes on positions of the Houthis in and near the city. If the coalition solves its problem...

06:16

People Find Terrified Little Animal Floating In Garbage Can "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

She was exhausted, cold and running out of time until the kindest person saved her life.

Earlier this week, a man working on a house in South Carolina heard a splashing noise coming from a trash can that had been left open. He decided to peek inside, and he saw the most heartbreaking thing: An opossum had jumped into the can searching for food, and ended up getting trapped in a sea of rainwater that had filled the can halfway. She had no way of getting back out on her own.

Credit: The Opossum Pouch Rescue

The man contacted Beth Sparks, founder and codirector of The Opossum Pouch Rescue, who talked him through what to do until she could get there. He scooped up the stressed animal and put her into an empty bin as Sparks rushed to the scene. The little opossum was terrified but her day-long struggle was finally over. Sparks brought the animal back to the rescue center, where the team checked her over and gave her some food.

She has some nasal discharge, which we worry could be pneumonia or the beginning of it, with water in her lungs, Sparks told The Dodo. She's extremely emaciated but not for long! Today she is snug, warm and has a full tummy.

Credit: The Opossum Pouch Rescue

Unfortunately, the little opossum, whom Sparks named Puddin, will likely be unable to return to the wild. She is showing signs of head trauma, possibly from being hit by a car or hurt by a predator, which is why she was so underweight.

It causes brain damage that leaves them simple minded ... they lose the fear of everything, Sparks said. She is displaying that behavior, which makes it even harder for them to find food [in the wild]. Luckily, the rescue is also a growing opossum sanctuary that provides lifelong care for critters who are too injured or sick to live on their own.
...

06:15

San Francisco Based Church Opens Its Door For Homeless People To Sleep Overnight "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

by Mayukh Saha,

Homelessness and poverty are the gravest problems of the 21st century, and a big percentage of the population falls prey to these evils. There is a lot to be done in this regard, but the start can always be small.

Change can be brought right from one place and that is what is happening at St. Boniface Church in San Francisco. This started about fifteen years ago, thanks to The Gubbio Project, with Father Louis Vitale who represented the church and was aided by Shelly Roder, who is a social worker.

Ever since this practice was started, hordes of people seek and are given shelter in the Church every single day without any formalities- one just has to turn up. Bedding is provided by the church. The thing that really strikes a chord with everyone is the fact that no one is ever asked to go away, whoever turns up, will find a place for themselves, no matter what. About 66.7% of the Church area is reserved for the Gubbio Project but the rest of it has also been made available to the people who go to the church and are not necessarily homeless. The website says that this is done to send a message to people, it being that in Gods home, everyone is welcome.

There is a general feeling of dissatisfaction when it comes to homeless shelters that they make homeless people feel like they are being imprisoned and there is always the reality of violence. However, this is not the case with The Gubbio Project. People who are a part of this project have extensively talked about the security and safety that is provided by the church to everyone who finds themselves under its care.

Homelessness is a social evil but the society has spent more time eradicating the people and not the problem in itself. Many states in the United States of America have and still continue violent and merciless methods to do away with homeless people. For example, Seattle had invested in razor wire fences to make sure that homeless people are unable...

06:15

Most read "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Our Whats Hot post and Must Read posts up the top of our home page are based on the two articles from the day before that attracted the most comments. This post is to provide you with the links to the top five most read posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the post with the [] The post Most read appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:14

California wildfires force over 150,000 to evacuate, claim lives "IndyWatch Feed World"

Raging wildfires across California have forced 157,000 people from their homes, and have led to at least one death in the north of the state, officials say. A blaze is also approaching LA Zoo. Fanned by high overnight winds, multiple fires have ripped through the state of California in recent days. In Northern California, a blaze visible by satellite consumed the town of Paradise on Thursday and had burned nearly 110 square miles by Friday morning. The director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services told AP that the fire has claimed lives, but that the number of deaths is still unknown. The blaze sent residents fleeing, and currently threatens the city of Chico, home to 90,000 people. Parts of the city have been evacuated, as firefighters struggle to contain the inferno at the city limits.

06:14

Diverse Immigrant Communities Unite To Preserve TPS "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Erika Suarez is tired of the lies, but she has no time to argue. Her familys future is at stake in the United States. I was not brought here willingly, the 25-year-old Southern California resident says. I was brought here because of U.S. imperialism. I was brought here because the USA paid El Salvadors government to torture and kill its own people. I was brought here because the USA began a gang epidemic in El Salvador. I was brought here because the USA is still interfering with El Salvadors economy for the sake of cheap labor. Lets get that clear. My mom aint no criminal. Our parents just ran out of options.

06:11

Non-Israeli Jews can sue for damages in countrys courts "IndyWatch Feed War"

MEMO | November 9, 2018 The Jerusalem District Court ruled yesterday that Jews worldwide who faced discrimination or came under attack because of their religion could file for damages in Israeli court even if they are not nationals, Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported. Judge Moshe Drori based the ruling on the controversial Nation-State law which stipulates []

06:10

BRENDA SNIPES HAS GOTTA GO! Protesters Descend on Broward County Election Office (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

All eyes are on Broward County Florida right now as the dirty Democrats try to steal the election with the help of election supervisor and notorious election rigger Brenda Snipes.

Protesters descended on the Broward County election office Friday morning chanting, Brenda Snipes has gotta go!

Chants of LOCK HER UP! were also heard at the protest.

VIDEO:

All hands are on deck right now to #StoptheSteal.

President Trump unleashed a ferocious tweetstorm Friday morning calling out voter fraud in Broward County and said hes sending a team of lawyers to Florida to go head-to-head with Perkins Coie swamp-dweller Marc Elias and expose fraud!

The President lit Twitter ablaze Friday morning in a series of tweets attacking Democrats and their plans to steal elections in Florida and Georgia.

Arizona is also under attack; something must be done to stop the Democrats from stealing elections.

06:09

How to move your photos from Flickr to another service The Loop

Ill most likely keep and pay for my Flickr account but many of you may not. Heres one way to get your photos off of the service.

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06:09

Citizen complaints lead to the firing of over 300 police officers in Russia this year "IndyWatch Feed World"

Russian police have had to dismiss around 300 officers since the start of 2018 after citizens reported misconduct, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev said. There have been at least 45,000 complaints about the actions of police officers this year, Kolokoltsev said. Following inquiries initiated by the reports, 300 officers lost their jobs, and 65 were fired over "loss of trust," he said. Some of them, among other things, provided cover for the drug trade, the minister said, adding that every such case is "an emergency" for the police.

06:08

THIS IS YOUR REGULAR REMINDER THAT MANY RIGHT-WINGERS BELIEVE MICHELLE OBAMA IS A MAN "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

News from Michelle Obama's forthcoming book, which goes on sale next Tuesday:

Michelle Obama says she felt lost and alone after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive their two daughters.

... IVF is one form of assisted reproduction and typically involves removing eggs from a woman, fertilizing them with sperm in a lab, and implanting a resulting embryo into the womans uterus.
Conservative America responds with its usual grace and dignity:



06:04

Post-MidTerm Democrats Raise Jeff Sessions to the Level of a Mueller-Style Hero "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTON, D.C. President Trumps post-midterm election decision to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions has predictably resulted in mass protests in cities throughout the country due to fears that Sessions removal from the top post at the Department of Justice could threaten the future of the legal probe into alleged Russian interference led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

In major U.S. cities, protests against Sessions firing have attracted thousands of participants from Los Angeles to Chicago to Baltimore to New York, with many holding signs reading No one is above the law and Save Mueller.

Several of the speakers at the different rallies stated that Sessions temporary replacement, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, was a threat to the Mueller-led probe given that Whitaker had previously claimed that the probe had overstepped its bounds and that there was no collusion between Trumps campaign and the Russian government. No evidence has yet been released by the Mueller probe showing that any such collusion took place even though the probe has been ongoing for over 17 months.

Yet while the firing of Jeff Sessions has provoked a fierce response from parts of the U.S. electorate, what is particularly striking about these protests is the fact that other notable scandals, pa...

06:04

Jo Johnson quits UK government "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jo Johnson, brother of Boris Johnson, has resigned from Theresa Mays cabinet as Transport minister, claiming the Brexit deal being finalized will be a terrible mistake, calling for a second referendum or peoples vote.
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Johnson made the shock resignation via an online video through his Twitter account. The Orpington MP, whose brother Boris spearheaded the Leave campaign, warned PM Theresa Mays Brexit deal would leave the UK outside the EU but wholly subject to its rules.

Jo Johnson

@JoJohnsonUK

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06:03

Labour Has A Plan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When Mio Tastas Viktorsson and I argued that the Left should revisit the Meidner Plan last year, we could have hardly expected that a strikingly similar policy would be adopted by British shadow chancellor John McDonnell and the Labour Party at this years conference. The Inclusive Ownership Funds (IOF) proposal  drawing its name and much of its inspiration from a recent report by researchers Matthew Lawrence, Andrew Pendleton, and Sara Mahmoud of the New Economics Foundation calls for transferring 10 percent of the equity in all British firms with over 250 employees into worker-owned and -controlled funds over the next ten years. The funds would pay out annual dividends up to 500...

06:00

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/9/2018 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Today's Water Cooler: Sanders, Harris, mid-terms post mortem, ME-02 and ranked choice voting, Atlantic Council on Russia, producer prices, wholesale trade, consumer sentiment, water wars, investors tracking carbon, billionaires, Iowa undergrad union, Apple